PaWatercooler: Pa’s Best Conservative Blog

PoliticsPa did a round up of the best political blogs in Pa.

We landed on top in one category.

Best Conservative Blog: PA Water Cooler

We’ve seen this crew at conservative events across the state, and they do a darn good job amalgamating conservative news and opinions from around PA. The blog is especially on target with GOP insider goings on in SEPA.

Thanks to everyone who voted, but most importantly, thanks to everyone who reads us on a daily basis.

June 22, 2011 at 11:32 am Comments (2) 3.0

It’s one better than the last one.

The whole thing was upgraded, most of the posts and comments made it through.

For readers, it’s only minor visual changes, but nothing severe.

Let me know if you see any problems.

June 10, 2011 at 10:26 am Comments (0)

Vote Today!

Go out into the rain, meet your neighbors and vote in today’s primary.

Some of you might even recognize some PaWatercooler contributors on the ballot. (Lisa Mossie, Julian Stolz & Janice Kearney)

May 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm Comments (0)

Merry Christmas

Let’s take a break from politics for a minute.

Merry Christmas to all our readers, and thanks for your support over the years.

God bless.

The wise men pay homage to Jesus
December 24, 2010 at 10:07 pm Comments (0)

Re: Blogger Bucks


…. I can’t believe we were doing this for free!

I feel like… … I feel like…. I’ve been taken advantage of.

August 23, 2010 at 5:04 pm Comments (0)

Blogger Bucks

Alex may not be paying the Philly blogger tax, but is he taking in any of that blogger payola I’ve been reading about?

(And where do I send my invoices? Papa needs a new laptop.)

August 23, 2010 at 12:19 pm Comments (0)

Regular Programming Has Resumed

My apologies if your regularly scheduled blog was interrupted.


April 1, 2010 at 4:26 pm Comment (1)


Ok… I’ve decided to remove the BlogNetNews banner from this blog.

They’ve been broken lately, causing the front page to not load.

Jeez, guys.

Besides, does that thing even really matter?

March 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm Comments (0)

CPAC 2010


You can find me RedState’s Blogger Lounge! Thanks to Erick Erickson for having the good taste to credential MidnightBlue.

It is not too late for you to register for CPAC. Sen. Jim DeMint will kick things off and Glenn Beck will bring the roof down. On Thursday at 4pm you will have the opportunity to meet me as I join in a panel discussion with up and coming bloggers entitled ‘Blogger Free For All”.

For those who cannot attend, keep an eye on PAWatercooler as I’ll be filing reports from the conference.

This may get crazy, I give you fair warning.

February 15, 2010 at 11:19 pm Comments (0)

Guest Post: Can You Hear Us Now?

Editor’s Note: Susan Staub is President of Pennsylvanians for Right to Work, Inc.
You can email her at, or visit, or link up on Facebook.

Guest Post is a occasional feature at the watercooler… if you’d like to post a piece please email it to me, and I will put post it. Same rules apply as to the cooler contributors. You have to be a real person, no screen names… and it’s got to be watercooler topical. – Ed

That the impact of the election of Scott Brown to complete the term of Senator Ted Kennedy is huge is a given.

What does it mean for future political races and, more importantly, what message did President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Reid, and Speaker Pelosi receive?

First, they had to acknowledge that health care reform as they had crafted it and managed it was stopped in its tracks. Most observers agree that the methods were rejected more than the substance since, still today, nobody is quite sure what the final proposal looked like or that one even existed.

The wheels came off the bus when outrageous deals, which passed muster on no level, signaled desperation and often just plain goofiness! Whole states being exempted from Medicare matches? Unions exempted from provisions that would impact absolutely everyone else until the year 2017? The whole thing had gone beyond ludicrous and helped to form the perfect storm, which just happened to be in Massachusetts.

Rejection of the health care reform, however, was taking place from border to border and from ocean to ocean. The politicians were insistent that We the People just didn’t get it and, when we did, we’d love it. More than a few in DC are still clinging to that.

But that’s not what happened.

It isn’t that We the People didn’t “get it,” significant majorities of us didn’t want it and no amount of political effort was going to sell it.

So, what is DC doing now?

President Obama is a consummate politician and quite an effective communicator. Almost overnight, he has shifted gears from a plan he’s been putting deadlines on for urgent passage or the country would fall apart because we were in a “crisis” to the mantra that what we really need in this country is jobs.

In other words, when something is just totally dead in the water, change the subject.

We need jobs so we need more ‘stimulus’ has a strong chance of ending up in the ash heap, too. Again, people from coast to coast and border to border are keenly aware that the national debt is enormous, is impacting our standing in the world and is devastating our currency.

Emboldened by a significant grassroots victory, the message from citizens is crystal clear: Ignore us at your peril.

What seemed impervious just one year ago is now on very shaky ground and the political landscape is shifting faster than DC can shift priorities. The arrogance of power has cost them and has the potential to devastate on November 2, 2010.

Will they rush to shore up their base by giveaways to Union Officials who have clearly received favored status and expect more? Or, will they listen to the growing majority of very motivated and unyielding citizens and head back to reasonable, restrained and responsible?

One thing is certain: This is not going to be a boring, sedate year.

January 26, 2010 at 1:33 pm Comments (0)

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