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  • Lebanon County’s Taste of Sicily has $10K in fines for keeping dining room open: ‘We ain’t paying crap'

    07/02/2020 11:38:18 AM PDT · by lightman · 26 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 2 July A.D. 2020 | Jenna Wise
    The Palmyra Italian eatery Taste of Sicily has now racked up $10,000 in fines for allowing customers to eat in their dining room before they moved to the “green” phase of the state’s reopening plan. The restaurant’s owners showed themselves getting served the latest citation in a video posted to their Facebook page. Two inspectors from the Department of Agriculture enter the Main Street establishment and leave the $4,000 citation behind, without saying a word. “Would you guys care to do an interview?” co-owner Christine Wartluft asks, while following the men to their car. “And you call yourselves an American,...
  • Kids should wear masks for youth sports, Pa. health secretary says, and futher explains expanded order

    07/02/2020 11:21:44 AM PDT · by lightman · 67 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 2 July A.D. 2020 | Greg Pickel
    Pennsylvania Health Department Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine took to Pittsburgh’s KDKA NewsRadio on Thursday morning to further explain the expanded mask-wearing order she signed on Wednesday. Levine hit on a number of familiar talking points. She repeated her familiar refrain: “my mask protects you and your mask protects me.” And she said that the order, which says citizens should wear a face-covering anytime they leave their home and will be around other people unless they’re under the age of two or have a medical or work-related reason not to, is not political. Rather, it’s meant to help prevent an outburst...
  • Wild fireworks street fight caught on video in Philadelphia

    07/02/2020 11:07:59 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    WPVI via MSN ^ | 07/02/2020 | staff
    Neighbors in Philadelphia's Logan section said they are growing increasingly frustrated with people setting off fireworks at all hours of the night. "You didn't know whether it was firecrackers or guns," said Logan resident Miss Edens. "I peek out the door, I saw a light, I say, 'Oh it is firecrackers but it is scary because we don't need that.'" In a video that's going viral online, a group of people can be seen throwing fireworks at each other at the intersection of 15th and Duncannon Avenue last Thursday. "The whole neighborhood is in an uproar because we can't sleep...
  • Pennsylvania State Senato Doug Mastriano Speaks on Masks and other issues - Vanity - sort of...

    07/02/2020 7:50:48 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 5 replies
    Rose Unplugged ^ | 7 July 2020 | N/A
    This is an interview of Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano by Rose Soma-Tennent, a Pittsburgh radio personality and occasional stand-in for Sean Hannity. Sen. Mastriano is a retired, 30-year Army veteran (Colonel), with a Phd and four Master's Degrees. He's also an unapologetic conservative, a Christian, and will be running for governor in 2022.
  • The 15 remaining cases on the SCOTUS docket (now it's 8)

    06/30/2020 9:34:46 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 24 replies
    Forward Kentucky ^ | June 24, 2020
    Little Sisters of the Poor Sts. Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania (consolidated with Trump v. Pennsylvania ) (argued May 6, 2020): Whether the expansion of the conscience exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s birth-control mandate violated the ACA and the laws governing federal administrative agencies. Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru (consolidated with St. James School v. Biel ) (argued May 11, 2020): Whether courts can hear employment discrimination claims brought by teachers at Catholic elementary schools Chiafalo v. Washington and Colorado Department of State v. Baca (argued May 13, 2020): Whether state “faithless elector” laws, which require...
  • Donald Trump is facing the prospect of a landslide loss

    06/25/2020 2:31:17 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 289 replies
    CNN ^ | June 25,2020 | Chris Cillizza
    (CNN)A half dozen new swing-state polls released Thursday morning suggest that not only would President Donald Trump lose if the election were held today, he would lose in a landslide. The surveys, conducted by The New York Times and Siena College, show Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden by double digits in Michigan (Biden +11), Wisconsin (Biden +11) and Pennsylvania (Biden+ 10) and by mid-single digits in North Carolina (Biden +9), Arizona (Biden +7) and Florida (Biden +6). Trump won every one of those states in the 2016 election. Switch them from red to blue and you can quickly...
  • Wolf tightens Pa. mask-wearing order, saying they are now required outdoors, effective immediately

    07/01/2020 3:51:07 PM PDT · by lightman · 53 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 1 July A.D. 2020 | David Wenner
    Gov. Tom Wolf and health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine on Wednesday expanded on their previous order that everyone must wear masks inside businesses, saying masks are now required whenever anyone leaves home. It takes effect immediately. “This mask-wearing order is essential to stopping the recent increase in COVID-19 cases we have seen in Pennsylvania,” Wolf said. “Those hot spots can be traced to situations where Pennsylvanians were not wearing masks or practicing social distancing – two practices that must be adhered to if we want to maintain the freedoms we have in place under our reopening.” Wolf cited the Disease...
  • 50 years on, coal seam ablaze underneath Centralia

    05/26/2012 6:21:58 AM PDT · by Library Lady · 18 replies
    Pittsburg Post Gazette ^ | May 26, 2012 | Michael Rubinkam
    Fifty years ago on Sunday, a fire at the town dump ignited an exposed coal seam and still burns today. It set off a chain of events that eventually led to the demolition of nearly every building in Centralia -- a whole community of 1,400 simply gone. After a contentious battle over the future of the town, the side that wanted to evacuate won out. By the end of the 1980s, more than 1,000 people had moved and 500 structures were demolished under a $42 million federal relocation program. But some holdouts refused to go -- even after their houses...
  • Pennsylvania’s ‘graffiti highway’ buried after coronavirus draws influx of crowds (Centralia Rt 61)

    06/30/2020 7:29:05 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 6, 2020 | Travis Fedshun
    An abandoned stretch of roadway that snakes through a mountainous region of Pennsylvania known as "Graffiti Highway" is now getting covered in dirt after a reported spike in crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. Pennsylvania State Route 61 has been closed since 1993 due to damage from an underground mine fire in the nearby town of Centralia, about 60 miles northeast of the state capital of Harrisburg. The pavement on the roadway eventually was covered with graffiti, which then became its own tourist attraction. In recent weeks, though, as the coronavirus pandemic has swept the nation, closing schools and forcing people...
  • Higher Taxes, Layoffs, And Service Cuts: The State And City Budget Crisis Is Here

    06/30/2020 9:56:59 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 30, 2020,11:53am EDT | Richard McGahey
    The recession is hitting state and city budgets hard in the new fiscal year that starts on July 1. They are responding by firing workers, reducing services, and even increasing taxes. Massive federal aid is the only real solution. The new fiscal year for 46 states and many cities begins on Wednesday. And a flood of red ink caused by the deep pandemic recession is forcing them to fire workers, reduce spending and services, and even raise taxes (one of the worst things you can do in a recession). Without Congress providing up to $1 trillion in federal aid, non-federal...
  • Catholic university threatens to revoke scholarship of student who criticized its pro-LGBTQ tweet

    06/30/2020 9:06:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 06/30/2020 | MATT LAMB
    A Catholic institution should uphold Catholic beliefs’A student at Villanova University is accusing her academic advisor of trying to intimidate her over tweets critical of the university’s promotion of Pride Month. Melanie Didioti, a graduate student at the Catholic university outside of Philadelphia, recently tweeted criticism of the school’s athletic department for its Pride Month tweet on June 22. The tweet said: “Love is Love. Happy #PrideMonth – We are proud to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ Community.”
  • Saw My First Biden Political Sign Today!

    06/29/2020 10:13:35 AM PDT · by 4yearlurker · 58 replies
    6/29/20 | 4yearlurker
    I finally saw my first Biden political sign today in SW Pennsylvania.
  • What Americans Don’t Know About Joe Biden

    06/27/2020 10:30:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Atlantic via MSN ^ | 6/27/20 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    He’s old. He worked with Barack Obama. He’s generally seen as a decent guy. If you know more than that about Joe Biden, you know more than many voters. Growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, or having to move because his father lost his job? Writing the Violence Against Women Act? The tragedies he’s lived through, his years as a single father, how he rode the train back to Delaware each night when he was a senator? Even his supposed vulnerabilities, like helping to write the 1994 crime bill, running the Anita Hill hearings, protecting Delaware’s financial industry, or blundering on...
  • Explosion at Philadelphia City Hall

    05/30/2020 4:10:22 PM PDT · by wrrock · 91 replies
  • Joe Biden 'greeted' by Trump supporters outside Pennsylvania campaign stop (Trump truck out there too)

    06/26/2020 3:34:25 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25 2020 | David Aaro
    It was hard to tell if Joe Biden or President Trump would be appearing in south central Pennsylvania on Thursday by the looks of crowds gathered near the presumptive Democratic nominee's campaign stop. Pro-Trump supporters were out in force in Lancaster, holding Trump signs and chanting "Four more years!" and "U-S-A!" as they gathered roughly 100 yards from where Biden would be unveiling his proposals on health care. At one point, a large semi-truck, bearing photos of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, pulled up outside a local recreational center where a pro-Trump crowd was assembled.
  • Hmm: First Biden's Mind Fails And Then the Live Stream? (120 million covid deaths)

    06/25/2020 5:16:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/25/20 | Bronson Stocking
    Another day, another example of Joe Biden's mental decline. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee spoke on health care at an event in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Thursday. An entire event dedicated to health care and the subject of dementia never came up. Biden, who confuses his wife for his sister, hopes to position himself as the go-to expert on the coronavirus. To demonstrate his profound knowledge on the subject, Biden familiarized himself with the latest statistics on the disease. "You have, unnecessarily, now we have over 120 million dead from COVID," Biden declared. Only the death toll is nowhere near that...
  • Gun violence in Philadelphia grows 24% from last year, data shows

    06/24/2020 8:49:00 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 31 replies
    ABC News(Philly) ^ | 06/23/2020 | 06/23/2020
    Data collected by Action News shows shootings in the city of Philadelphia have surged since the end of May, and it shows no signs of slowing down. On Monday night, Philadelphia police said two 15-year-olds were shot, one suffered at least 15 gunshot wounds. The teens, who are expected to survive, are just two of the dozens of shooting victims this year. Data shows that 117 people have been shot in Philadelphia since June 1, or for the past three weeks. Since the year began, nearly 800 people have been shot in the city, that's a 24% increase from the...
  • Spring Grove school official: Sometimes you have to say 'F you' to the government

    06/23/2020 12:59:45 PM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies
    The York Dispatch ^ | 23 June A.D. 2020 | Lindsay C VanAsdalan,
    A vocal group of Spring Grove Area residents on Monday night emphatically opposed any school reopening plan that requires district students and staff to wear masks. And at least two school board members backed their demands, with one calling the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to mitigate it "a crock of s—." At a Monday board meeting, several residents argued that no one is afraid of the virus and cited a petition with 400 signatures in support of their plan for a regular reopening of the district's schools that doesn't follow state and federal health guidelines. Health experts have said masks...
  • Antifa Planning Flag Burning At Gettysburg On July 4th

    06/22/2020 12:42:18 PM PDT · by kevcol · 125 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 22, 2020 | Jacob Engels
    According to a Facebook page called Left Behind USA, Antifa domestic terrorists are planning to desecrate the Gettysburg National Cemetery and set the American Flag ablaze on Independence Day. Gettysburg, the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and on American soil, is respected and revered by every sane American.
  • Pennsylvania Conservative comes out swinging against far left incumbent in congressional race.

    See for yourself. I like this guy...