Reading Eagle owners could sell newspaper, buy twenty Mitt Romneys

Here's a delightful story from today's morning paper, certain to make you want to hurl your breakfast:

barbey72114.jpg
While the Business Weekly blowjob article only IDs Peter Barbey as president and CEO of Reading Eagle Company, the Barbey family, in fact, is one of the prime owners of the Berks County media and real-estate empire, which includes WEEU radio and Moselem Springs Gold Club. The Barbeys' exact stake, or its precise value, is unknown because the company is privately held.

But because the Barbeys did tab Peter to leave sunny Arizona to take over the reins of Reading Eagle Company, one must ask the question: What has this ultra-rich family given back to our community? Are they doing anything to fight poverty? Or improve education? Combat crime? Provide job training for those lacking in opportunities?

Unless I am missing something, the answer is a big fat zero.

Never heard Barbey and philanthropy mentioned in the same breath. Not once. Not with the pages of the family's own newspaper describing, every day, how so many people are hurting.

If anything, one must wonder why Peter (known around the Eagle offices as "the Little Prince") would even bother trying to rescue a sinking ship in a flagging industry. Why not sell the dump and use your money to get a big boner running in some Republican primaries? (No, we do not know how the inter-family squabbles are playing out with the Flippins, the Hatfields to the Barbeys' McCoys in this Eagle family feud.)

One thing's for sure: The royal Barbeys will continue to lobby heavily for issues that matter mightily to their fat pocketbook, such as the elimination of the estate tax, because Reading Eagle Company, is, after all,  just a family farm.

Hobby Lobby asks Supreme Court to let them issue special currency to prevent employees from buying contraception, other forbidden fruit

WASHINGTON — Buoyed by their stunning victory in thwarting the Obamacare contraception mandate, attorneys for Hobby Lobby have petitioned the United States Supreme Court to allow the "closely held" public corporation to issue  unique currency limiting how their employees spend their paychecks.

"Even if Hobby Lobby is not required to pay for certain contraception methods, employees can work around this restriction by using the money Hobby Lobby pays them to purchase the same contraception themselves," said attorney Hamilton "Ham" Bloviate.  "Clearly, this is in violation of Hobby Lobby's religious freedom."

The only logical solution, the company said in its brief, is to prevent employees from purchasing products or services that conflict with Hobby Lobby owners' religious beliefs.

"What if a woman becomes pregnant and uses part of her salary to get an abortion?" the attorney asked. "That would make the corporation a party to murder and clearly would be unconstitutional.

"We believe the fair resolution will be to enter the forbidden items into a database and issue each employee a debit card," the attorney said. "That way Hobby Lobby can block employees from infringing upon the company's freedom of religion.

Hobby Lobby's legal team is drawing up a list of forbidden items based on the Old Testament laws of Leviticus, including lobster, pork, shellfish, tattoos, certain types of haircuts, polyester blends, and any activities involving footballs made of pigskin.

"In light of the recent ruling, we are confident the court will find these guidelines consistent and reasonable," Bloviate said.

Did Robert Hoffman exploit the Gosselin children to provide ammo for his new book?

Among the page upon page upon page of new information (three) in the Gosselin book reboot comes these two disturbing tidbits:

Infuriating? Without a doubt.

But just where did author Robert Hoffman get those damning leaks?

Not Kate's pilfered journals, for sure, since the incidents postdate the copies in Hoffman's mitts.

No anonymous nannies nor babysitters are mentioned. And if one were present, Hoffman would have (should have) sourced her.

 So who were the possible eyewitnesses?

Kate and the kids.

One probably can exclude the twins since they are estranged from daddy Jon, who, evidence suggests, provided his buddy Hoffman with a treasure trove of incriminating material to trash his children's mother in a combo revenge and money deal.

So did Robert Hoffman actually egg on children aged nine or ten to rat out their mother:

"How long did mommy lock you out for? Five minutes? Ten minutes?

"Fifteen!"

...

"And your face was how close to the poopy-doop? Show me how far. Show me how far."

"THIS FAR!"

Never mind the unreliability of using children as sources. Consider the moral bankruptcy and hypocrisy.

The Gosselin children were exploited on TV, yes, and they may suffer deep psychological scars as a result. So let's protect them now by trumpeting the intimate details of the corporal punishment they may have endured for all the world to read, including their giggling playmates.

Sad.

Trio of editors pounds new Gosselin book into shape – or are they just the author's imaginary playpals?

Robert Hoffman has posted his retooled Kate Gosselin tattler on Amazon, so you may want to grab it while you can. Last time, Kate's legal team had it yanked in less than 48 hours, alleging that the West Reading author and his buddy, ex-hubby Jon, had gathered the dirt from Kate's stolen computer files.  A couple of lawsuits (dropped) and two years later, we're back to square one: Kate is pimping her kids anew on TLC, and the Hoffman-Jon tandem are shoveling the same old shit, digitally.

I did hold out hope that the slightly retitled "Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, The Rise and Fall of a Reality TV Queen" might be a wild, witty read, delivering on the promise of new information and a blow-by-blow backstage account of the tumultuous legal wrangling over the first edition two years ago.

Instead, buyers get a warmed-over version of the original book – excerpts from Kate's now-copyrighted journal reduced to paraphrase in order to comply with fair use law. Hoffman didn't even edit out his fear that he might be sued, and the absence of any discussion of the court battle suggests there may have been some agreement with Kate's lawyers.

The trimmed-down volume — now a mere 728 pages if it were transferred to print — is not as tough a slog as before, the credit due perhaps to the trio of credited editors: Jacqueline Fox, Lopita Bhakta, and Angela Rosario.

But who are these people? A Google search turns up no additional credits nor professional affiliations.  I did, however, locate a link to a blogger writing as The Sageway Express who claims to have evidence that Rosario is, in fact, a pseudonym Hoffman used during his Dumpster-diving and/or computer-hacking gallivanting:

Here is part of  emails that Angela/Hoffman sent me. Hoffman is a bullshitter and as I have said he tells you things he thinks you want to hear. I was on to him from the beginning and led him on.  I don't know if what he is saying is true or not but, he was emailing me and had sent me at one time a page from Kate's contract with TLC and pictures of the kids that have never been made public.

This is one email that Sageway says Hoffman/Rosario sent on 9/11/11:

Jon sells stories to the tabloids as often as they will buy them, period. He brags about how much money he makes from doing it.
I think I mentioned hollybaby before. That was a big deal because when Jon/Ellen sold the story to them about Kate sending days old food to school in the kid's lunches, Kate finally had enough and put her lawyers to work and threats were made to hollywoodlife. They cut off contact with Jon/Ellen, but only temporarily. Now they're back at it again. Chloe Melas was the go-between between holly and Ellen because as I mentioned, she came here and met with Jon back in the day.

Could this be true? Were there no editors, let alone three? (Kudos then to RH's whirring spell and grammar checkers.) Or might these three pros have enough common sense to adapt weird pseudonyms to shield themselves from the wrath of the Sheeple and, if so, why bother taking any credit?

Oh, and Hoffman writes that Kate used to spank her kids eight years ago. The end.

Read "The Secret World of Jon and Kate" instantly on your mobile device!

Cowboy Kessler will now free a Marine from a Mexican prison and secure the Texas border once and for all (No plans yet to travel to Iraq)

Why have we not heard anything recently from Mark Kessler, Gilberton's defrocked sharpshooter police chief and America's one true patriot?

Perhaps we do not want to encourage anyone with a mental disability. Perhaps it is time after all to catch up on his antics.

Ground Zero of Kesslermania is now the Rio Grande, which is being overrun by Central American illegals encouraged to cross the border so they can all register and vote DEMOCRAT!

Take it away Facebook:

Liberal Democrats are pouring millions into their cause , their operations to fundamentaly change our country into a communist country run by constitutional hating liberals set on destroying the bill or right , constitution and anything that goes against their agenda!

Can the brown menace ever be stopped? Only if true Patriots pour cash dollars into Kessler's PayPal account so he can mount a military mission in the Lone Star state:

The end of the our country as we know it!!!!!! you see why we need funding to get people to this part of the border to STOP THIS OUT RIGHT INVASION! WTF IS GOING ON? PLEASE DONATE RIGHT NOW , our domestic enemies are funding this out right invasion with millions of tax payer dollars its time we fund our own mission to the border and stop this ! this could spark the next american revolution and the clock is ticking by the second ! we can not wait anymore! this invasion has to stop immediately and we the people are the only ones that can stop it! the Border agents are on stand down orders , i cant believe the american people are letting this happen ! this it way out of control and we MUST RESPOND! ( PLEASE DONATE TODAY ) WE NEED TRANSPORTATION FOR AS MANY PATRIOTS AS POSSIBLE, CHARTER BUSES PACKED WITH PATRIOTS TO BRING THIS OUTRIGHT INVASION TO A COMPLETE HALT

And how is the fund-raising drive coming along:

I along with Crew members would like to thank those Patriots that have donated towards the Texas Border Mission, so far we have received just under 600 dollars, we are still ways away from out goal of 4500. funding will be used to charter buses to transport patriots to Txeas Border, its a slow start but we now have hope , to see Patriots that can not phisically be in attendance help by funding those who can is patriotism at work!

Hmm, not so swell. Does that mean the mission will be aborted:

Mission to the border will be held in Mission Texas, even if we dont secure enough funding to get 50 plus their we will still be going ! this it outright ridiculas whats going on there, texans need to start ramping up border mission asap, what a discrage washington is allowing to happen! Texas governor should call out the national guard and close the border immediatly!

Luckily, the border is merely 2,000 miles long, much of it private property, already manned by 21,00 Border Patrol agents with cameras, motion detectors, airplanes, drones and badges. And most of the people living along the border — legals — are Hispanic.

What could possibly go wrong under General Kessler's command?

Kessler's front — don't forget to send him bus fare through PayPal — will be two-pronged. Rotting away in a Mexican prison is a United States Marine, held on trumped-up charges of bringing holy firearms across the border:

where's this MARINES RESCUE PARTY??? OH THAT'S RIGHT HE'S A REAL AMERICAN HERO THAT LOVES HIS COUNTRY! HE IS NOT A TRAITOR , COMMIE , DESERTER. HE DON'T DENOUNCES HIS COUNTRY , HIS COUNTRYMEN AND HIS FELLOW MILITARY MEMBERS.

It's a complete disgrace what the LIAR in CHIEF did by releasing terrorists from U.S. custody for a deserting piece of traitor TRASH CALLED BOWE BERGDAHL

It's mind boggling what The Liar & Chief and his minions have done to our country during his reign, Americans has been put through the ringer by this administration , their minions, and the disgusting liberal Democrats that have been torturing American Patriots during this reign of terror

So almost can see the thought balloon wafting atop Kessler's big bald head...piece of cake...a leatherneck held in a sleepy little jailhouse along the Mexican border, like something out of an old Humphrey Bogart movie, — reality check! Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is captive in El Hongo II State Penitentiary 30 miles from Tijuana, run by jailed cartel leaders.

Moron labia!