Archive for May 10, 2022

They’ll turn us all into beggars ’cause they’re easier to please.

Glenn Reynolds

I was driving home from morning mass today and passed the gulf station on main street in Fitchburg.

The sight of regular at $4.17 was bad enough but Diesel at $6.30? That’s a disaster and not just for people with German cars.

This means that every single product that you buy will cost more because every single product you buy is delivered by truck.

However there is something even worse.

The primary difference between diesel and home heating oil is the way it’s taxed. This means that every blue New England state, including those who fought tooth and nail to keep pipelines and other energy delivery systems out, are going to have a ton of trouble affording to heat their homes.

To say this is going to decimate the middle class is an understatement, but to our friends who want us all dependent on government this is a feature not a bug.

If you want to know the cost of letting a stolen election happen, now you know.

By Christopher Harper

You know when a Republican politician is doing something right: a big-daily newspaper starts to attack.

That’s what happened when the Philadelphia Inquirer took aim at State Sen. Doug Mastriano, who’s running for governor of Pennsylvania.

In an attempted takedown of Mastriano, who’s leading the polls, the Inky headlined an attack piece: “Doug Mastriano embodies a Christian nationalist movement as he runs for governor.” See

A Christian! A nationalist! How dreadful!

“We have the power of God with us,” he told a recent rally. “We have Jesus Christ that we’re serving here. He’s guiding and directing our steps.”

The Inky commented in an alleged news article: “It was classic Mastriano — how God told him to run for governor and how he was the candidate who could save the state from its descent into evil.”

Mastriano, 58, is the front-runner for the Republican nomination for governor in the nation’s fifth-largest state. He has been at or near the top of almost every poll in the nine-person race with just a week left before Tuesday’s primary. 

While the Inky and other leftist news organizations emphasize Mastriano’s religious fervor, they tend to gloss over his rather substantial attributes. 

Mastriano was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1986 and served on the Iron Curtain with the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in West Germany. While serving along the East German and Czechoslovakian borders, he witnessed the end of the Cold War and later deployed to Iraq for Operation Desert Storm in 1991 to liberate Kuwait. He served four years with NATO and deployed three times to Afghanistan. Mastriano was the director of NATO’s Joint Intelligence Center in Afghanistan, leading 80 people from 18 nations. He completed his career as a professor at the U.S. Army War College. He retired from the military as a colonel. See

He enjoyed a quick ascent into politics, earning a seat in 2019 to the Pennsylvania State Senate from a district just adjacent to my home in the central part of the state. 

Mastriano supports gun rights, charter schools, and lower taxes. He opposes vaccine mandates and abortion.

The candidate also supported moves to overturn the Pennsylvania vote after Donald Trump lost the state in 2020 by a mere 81,000 votes. In his first 100 days as governor, Mastriano said he would “immediately end all contracts with compromised voting machine companies” and push to enact various voting restrictions.

After eight years of an atrocious Democrat regime, many of us are relieved that we can cast our vote for a man who reflects what makes America great despite the harrumphing from the leftist media.