Dead Cats: DrawMuhammad, 02/12/15, (15)22: James Brody

“Meanwhile, over here we got Scott Walker, who all of a sudden is disqualified for the presidency ’cause he didn’t go to college.  Well, he didn’t finish.  He abandoned college in his senior year, I think.  So now he didn’t go to college so he’s not qualified, which is absurd.  Most of the people who’ve gotten this country in deep trouble have come out of college.  They have been taught how to mess things up in college.  They have been instructed in bureaucracy and sustaining bureaucracy and never solving problems and getting credit for solving problems.  They never solve anything.  They came out of college.” Rush Limbaugh

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2015/02/12/america_s_real_anchorman_sets_you_up_for_another_day_of_exposing_the_left

CONTENTS

VF Patriots – 2/13/15

Pam Geller: $10,000 Muhammad Art and Cartoon Contest to be Held at Site of ‘Stand with the Prophet’ Conference in Texas

LEADS: DANIELS – BO & the ‘Net; HANSON – Brian Williams; DINAN – Illegals to vote; WILLIAMS – Our news; NIMMO – AUMF; TARANTO – OCare sinks; WERNER – Lynch stalled; FAHRENTHOLD – Walker’s college.

IRS: DINAN – IRS refunds illegals; KEY – 16,000 Lerner emails.

ISR: BATCHELOR – Iran’s centrifuges.

PA: KNEPPER – Wolf’s health care; THOMAS – Dems unite in Philly.

END NOTES: LEVIN – 2/12/15 Notes; LILEKS – Liberals on irrationality.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Recommended: www.Lucianne.com; JANET – Track the RINOs; VF Patriots Feb 13th Mtg

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Interesting times . . . Journalists entertain and comedians tell the truth.

VF Patriots: February 13th Meeting

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 6:30PM

P.J. RYAN’S, 233 BRIDGE ST., PHOENIXVILLE

“We have invited Rick Loughrey who heads up the area Young Republicans based out of West Chester to come for a “social” visit. He plans to bring other YR’s  to visit with us so that we can learn more about what they do, what their mission is, and how we might encourage more younger folks to join us in our endeavors.

 Rick is also our Chester County Recorder of Deeds.  He will be running for re-election this coming Fall and I’m sure he would welcome our support.

“The VFP is concerned about the president’s over-reaching, unconstitutional actions on amnesty.  Therefore, in line with our goal to be action oriented, we will have a post card writing blitz as part of our meeting. You will be provided with “talking points” or you can create your own.  The post cards will go to our new Congressman, Ryan Costello, who was elected in November to fill Jim Gerlach’s seat in the 6th District and also to Congressman Pat Meehan of PA 7th District.

Janet, galaxypwd@aol.com

Pam Geller: $10,000 Muhammad Art and Cartoon Contest to be Held at Site of ‘Stand with the Prophet’ Conference in Texas

By Bob Price, Breitbart, Feb 2015

“Pamela Geller is planning a ‘Draw the Prophet’ event in Garland, Texas in the same location as a Muslim group held a ‘Stand with the Prophet’ conference in January. The First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest will be hosted by the Curtis Caldwell Center, which is owned and operated by the Garland Independent School District.

“Geller’s event comes on the wake of the Islamic terrorist attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo in January. Following the attack, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) scheduled the “Stand with the Prophet” conference at the public school district’s conference center. Geller, the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), scheduled a protest outside the event that was attended by approximately 2,000 people.

“During the Free Speech Rally in Garland, Geller spoke with Breitbart Texas about her reaction to the large and loud crowd of protesters. She said that Muslims are trying to impose restrictions on free speech like they are doing in Paris. ‘Thousands of Americans said ‘no way!’’

“‘The media can smear us and the President can stand with them,’ Geller said. ‘We the people are not having it. If there is any proof of that, it’s today. We dwarfed them.’

‘If the Western media ran the Danish cartoons back when this Islamic supremacist movement first started gaining steam, the editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo would be alive today,’ Geller stated in response to an inquiry from Breitbart Texas. ‘That said, the European press ran the Hebdo cartoons in the wake of that jihad slaughter. But the American press would not. The beacon of freedom, the shining light on a hill, is running scared. Well, that’s not who we are. The elites do not represent the people.’

“‘Enough is enough,’ she explained. ‘They’re just cartoons. We’re holding this exhibit and cartoon contest to show how insane the world has become — with people in the free world tiptoeing in terror around supremacist thugs who actually commit murder over cartoons. If we can’t stand up for the freedom of speech, we will lose it — and with it, free society.’

“The art exhibit and contest will be held at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland on May 3rd.  This was the site of a Muslim conference denouncing ‘Islamophobia’ — an obscene stand for them to take after the Charlie Hebdo massacre – and our massive Free Speech Rally outside that event,’ Geller wrote in a press release obtained by Breitbart Texas.

“The contest will take submissions online and the winner will be announced at the event in Garland. The winning cartoonist will receive a $10,000 prize. The exhibit will feature images of Islam’s prophet in both historical and contemporary settings. There will also be a series of speeches by internationally renowned free-speech advocates.

“Geller explained that the art exhibit is the next logical step following AFDI’s Free Speech Rally in Garland. ‘This event will stand for free speech and show that Americans will not be cowed by violent Islamic intimidation,’ she stated. ‘That is a crucial stand to take as Islamic assaults on the freedom of speech, our most fundamental freedom, are growing more insistent.’

“‘Of course, this event will require massive security,’ she assured potential attendees. ‘But this exhibit has to be staged. If we don’t show the jihadis that they will not frighten us into silence, the jihad against freedom will only grow more virulent.’

“An author and activist with passionate fans and detractors, Geller has been sounding the alarm about Muslim encroachment into Europe and America and the possible impact on American culture in the future. The Free Speech Rally Geller organized is one of many activities she has created to shine the light on radical Islam and the teachings of Imam’s in mosques in the United States.  In June, 2010, Geller organized and led a group of approximately 5,000 protesters (Geller released this estimate) to march on the site of the site of the proposed ‘Ground Zero Mosque.’

“Eventually, plans for the mosque were cancelled.

“Geller is also listed as an ‘Extremist’ on the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) website. The SPLC says she is the ‘anti-Muslim movement’s most visible and flamboyant figurehead. She’s relentlessly shrill and coarse in her broad-based denunciations of Islam.’ The organization also lists AFDI as an anti-Muslim hate group.”

LEADS . . .

Kit Daniels, InfoWars: “Why Obama Wants to Regulate the Internet”

“Government gains power through the ignorance, rather than the consent, of those governed

“The mainstream media’s declining influence is motivating the federal government to regulate the Internet because controlling information is the most powerful way to control the public.

“The U.S. mainstream media, which is predominantly owned by six corporations with close ties to the government, is used by the establishment to control public opinion, but for the past several years it has lost influence as the public seeks alternative sources of information.

“Just a handful of global news corporations can, in one day, make billions of people around the world simultaneously aware of something that was completely unknown the day before,” Joseph Plummer wrote in Tragedy & Hope 101. ‘With this kind of power, the Network [the establishment] can choose to spread any lie, or withhold any truth, that it chooses.’

“‘At the end of the day, if people aren’t looking beyond the Network’s instruments for their information, they cannot expect to know what the Network doesn’t want them to know.’

‘And that’s why the government is targeting Internet-based independent press: to reduce the mainstream media’s competition.’”

http://www.infowars.com/why-obama-wants-to-regulate-the-internet/

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “Brian Williams’s Truth Problem, and Ours “The NBC anchor’s lies are symptomatic of a culture in which truth has become relativized.

“NBC Nightly News anchorman Brian Williams frequently fabricated a dramatic story that he was under enemy attack while reporting from Iraq. NBC is now investigating whether Williams also embellished events in New Orleans during his reporting on Hurricane Katrina.

“Williams always plays the hero in his yarns, braving natural and hostile human enemies to deliver us the truth on the evening news.

“Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather tried to pass off fake memos as authentic evidence about former President George W. Bush’s supposedly checkered National Guard record.

“CNN news host Fareed Zakaria, who recently interviewed President Obama, was caught using the written work of others as if it were his own. He joins a distinguished array of accused plagiarists, from historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to columnist Maureen Dowd.

“Usually, plagiarism is excused. Research assistants are blamed or clerical slips are cited — and little happens. In lieu of admitting deliberate dishonesty, our celebrities when caught prefer using the wishy-washy prefix “mis-” to downplay a supposed accident — as in misremembering, misstating, or misconstruing.

“Politicians are often the worst offenders. Vice President Joe Biden withdrew from the presidential race of 1988 once it was revealed that he had been caught plagiarizing in law school. In that campaign, he gave a speech lifted from British Labor party candidate Neil Kinnock.

“Hillary Clinton fantasized when she melodramatically claimed she had been under sniper fire when landing in Bosnia. Her husband, former president Bill Clinton, was more overt in lying under oath in the Monica Lewinsky debacle. Former senator John Walsh (D., Mont.) was caught plagiarizing elements of his master’s thesis.

“President Obama has explained that some of the characters in his autobiography, Dreams from My Father, were “composites” or “compressed,” which suggests that in some instances what he described did not exactly happen.

“What are the consequences of lying about or exaggerating one’s past or stealing the written work of others?

“It depends. . .”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/398416/brian-williamss-truth-problem-and-ours-victor-davis-hanson

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times: “Obama amnesty creates loophole for illegal immigrants to vote in elections”

“Driver’s licenses, social security numbers facilitate improper registration, officials warn

“President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty will make it easier for illegal immigrants to improperly register and vote in elections, state elections officials testified to Congress on Thursday, saying that the driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers they will be granted create a major voting loophole.

“While stressing that it remains illegal for noncitizens to vote, secretaries of state from Ohio and Kansas said they won’t have the tools to sniff out illegal immigrants who register anyway, ignoring stiff penalties to fill out the registration forms that are easily available at shopping malls, motor vehicle bureaus and in curbside registration drives.

“Anyone registering to vote attests that he or she is a citizen, but Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said mass registration drives often aren’t able to give due attention to that part, and so illegal immigrants will still get through. . .”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/12/obama-amnesty-creates-loophole-for-illegal-immigra/?page=1

Kevin Williams, NRO: “The Destroyer Goeth”

“I met Walter Cronkite once. He was a jerk.

“The occasion was the 100th anniversary of my college newspaper, the Daily Texan, where Cronkite had worked as a young man before dropping out of the University of Texas. It was 1999, and the possibility of “President George W. Bush” was starting to settle into the brains of American liberals like a particularly malignant neuroblastoma. Cronkite, completely oblivious to the possibility that he was talking to someone with views at variance with his own — he was one of those media liberals who “claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views,” as WFB once put it — went on, knowingly and smugly, about the Christian crazies who were behind it all. This was about half a decade before his public pronouncements became full-blown bonkers, suggesting to Larry King that Karl Rove was manipulating Osama bin Laden in order to influence U.S. elections.

“So when Don Aucoin writes in the Boston Globe that ‘what Walter Cronkite was to an earlier generation — an utterly trusted voice — Stewart has been to millennials,’ I am inclined to agree, though I take from that sad fact something other than what Aucoin intends. Cronkite, for all of his failings and his utterly conventional liberalism, was a real reporter. (And sort of a bad-ass, too, at one point manning a machine gun while covering World War II. I do hope that Brian Williams doesn’t pick up that story, too.) Stewart, who has announced his pending retirement from The Daily Show, is only an intellectual parasite, echoing the conventional liberalism of the old-line media establishment without doing any of the work.

“Say what you will about the biases of the New York Times, the Associated Press, or even up-and-comers such as BuzzFeed: They do real work. I’m annoyed by the Times on the average weekday as intensely as the next reactionary, but at the same time the paper’s investigative work on Rikers Island, to take one recent example, has been invaluable. BuzzFeed may butter its gluten-free bread with dopey features (“These Before-and-Afters Prove That Every Guy Looks Better with A Beard,” etc.), but it’s doing real reporting, too. And I suspect that BuzzFeed is starting to develop a keen appreciation for the fact that high-quality journalism requires real work on the part of the producers and — this is the hard part — real work on the part of consumers, too. There’s a reason People (weekly) has 20 times the circulation of National Review (fortnightly) and 70 times the circulation of The New Republic (monthly).

“Jon Stewart’s genius — ‘and for once that overused word is appropriate,’ Aucoin of the Globe insists — is that he provides intellectually lazy people with an excuse for forgoing the hard work of informing themselves at anything but the most superficial level about political events. . .”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/398429/destroyer-goeth-kevin-d-williamson

Kurt Nimmo, InfoWars: “Obama’s AUMF War Powers ‘Intentionally’ Vague”

“Imperial president allowed to wage war against enemies anywhere in the world

“Earnest said the proposal was left undefined ‘because we believe it’s important that there aren’t overly burdensome constraints that are placed on the commander in chief.’

“Critics interpret this to mean the executive branch of the government wants to expand the reach of the imperial presidency and allow it to wage war against ill-defined enemies anywhere in the world.

“Additionally, the administration believes the deliberately ambiguous AUMF, or Authorization for the Use of Military Force, will bring lawmakers together in a bipartisan coalition calling for a war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq without restraint, including the use of ground troops.

“Republicans are concerned the proposed AUMF will not provide the authority they believe is required to eliminate the Islamic State.

“House Speaker John Boehner, a Michigan Democrat, said he is concerned the latest AUMF will not give ‘military commanders the flexibility and authorities they need to succeed and protect our people.’

“Few in Congress have questioned the constitutionality of the proposed AUMF or two previous ones used to wage war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen following the attacks of September 11, 2001.

“‘In constitutional reality the President has no such sole authority,’ notes Greg Weiner. ‘The President’s plenary ‘national security’ power is a phantom; it simply is not there in the Constitution.  Like most constitutional authorities, the national security power is shared. It entails the war power, which belongs to Congress, the spending power (Congress’ too), military regulations (again) and other areas of policy that are not the President’s alone to decide.’

“Republicans, however, take a different approach on the AUMF and the possibility it may limit the use of ground troops. . .”

http://www.infowars.com/obamas-aumf-war-powers-intentionally-vague/

James Taranto, WSJ: “ObamaCare Despair”

“Supporters’ arguments grow increasingly bizarre

“. . . Supporters of ObamaCare have reached the stage of pounding their heads on the table.

“Three weeks from today the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of King v. Burwell, in which the plaintiffs’ objective is frequently described as ‘to demolish the Affordable Care Act,’ in the words of Mother Jones’s Stephanie Mencimer. In fact, the plaintiffs argue that the Obama administration has violated that law, whose full name is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

“The law authorizes tax subsidies for medical insurance policies purchased through an ‘exchange established by the State.’ The lawsuit challenges an Internal Revenue Service decree that an exchange established by the federal government qualifies. Mencimer reports approvingly on a friend-of-the-court brief filed on the administration’s side by the Hospitals Corp. of America, whose $29 billion market capitalization makes it the world’s biggest for-profit hospital chain.

“‘HCA argues that the legal theory advanced by the plaintiffs is ‘absurd,’ but, more importantly, it presents detailed data drawn from its own operations that demonstrate that the health care law is helping patients and the company itself,’ Mencimer writes.

“It’s revealing that Mencimer considers the legal merits of the case less important than the supposed benefits of ObamaCare to patients or even to HCA. Mencimer dutifully rehearses HCA’s claims about the benefits to patients without going into any of the costs. . .”

http://www.wsj.com/articles/obamacare-despair-1423688118

Erica Werner, MyWay: “GOP delays vote on attorney general nominee”

“WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans delayed a committee vote on the president’s nominee for attorney general Thursday, saying they had more questions for Loretta Lynch.

“Democrats complained Lynch was being held to a double standard compared to other nominees and said her nomination should be voted on immediately.

“‘Clearly she’s been treated differently, and I guess that’s what I object to, because there are sensitivities,’ Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said at a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“But committee Republicans disputed that and said a delay of a week or so is standard procedure when senators have additional questions for a nominee.

“‘I don’t see any reason for the fuss made here,’ said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. ‘We’ve long had the procedural move that anybody can put somebody over to the next markup. There shouldn’t even be a fuss made.’

“Hatch added that he intends to support Lynch and said he hopes the additional time will give other Republican senators, including Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley of Iowa, the opportunity to come around to his position.

“Grassley said the committee will vote on Lynch at its next meeting, Feb. 26, after the congressional Presidents Day recess. He said he had found some of Lynch’s answers unsatisfactory and wants to hear more from her.

“Lynch is the U.S. attorney for the eastern district of New York. She’s widely expected to win approval from the committee and the full Senate.

“She would replace Eric Holder to become the nation’s first black female attorney general.”

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20150212/us–senate-attorney_general-a7eaf9bcd2.html

David Fahrenthold, WaPo: “As Scott Walker mulls White House bid, questions linger over college exit”

“. . . Kevin Miller, who knew Walker from the Marquette Students for Life, described Walker’s thinking at the time as: ‘I’d rather have a full-time job and have the rest of my time to spend on politics.’ He said Walker intended to go back to school at some point. “I never got any indication that it was anything other than that. Or anything more than that.”

“Walker’s own explanation has been short and simple. He got a job. He meant to go back. But he just never found the time.

“Today, Walker, 47, is the governor of Wisconsin and a strong contender for the GOP’s 2016 presidential nomination. He is known for an astounding political hot streak: Since 1993, he has run 11 races for state legislature, county executive and governor — including a highly unusual recall election in 2012 — and he has won them all. . .”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-scott-walker-mulls-white-house-bid-questions-linger-over-college-exit/2015/02/11/8e17ea44-b13e-11e4-886b-c22184f27c35_story.html

IRS . . .

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times: “IRS to pay back-refunds to illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes”

“Lawmakers fear illegals could use Obama amnesty to find ways to vote

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday that even illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes will be able to claim back-refunds once they get Social Security numbers under President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty.

“The revelation — which contradicts what he told Congress last week — comes as lawmakers also raised concerns Mr. Obama’s amnesty could open a window to illegal immigrants finding ways to vote, despite it being against the law.

“‘While we may disagree about whether your deferred action programs were lawfully created and implemented, we are confident that we can all agree that these programs cannot be permitted to impair the integrity of our elections,’ Republican members of Congress from Ohio wrote in a letter to Mr. Obama Wednesday, ahead of a hearing on the issue in the House on Thursday. . .”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/11/irs-pay-back-refunds-illegal-immigrants-who-didnt-/

Pam Key, Breitbart: “GOP Sen: We Have 16,000 Unique Lerner Emails with Potential Admin Contacts”

“Thursday on Fox New Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) explained in November the Treasury Inspector General reported that it had recovered almost 80,000 missing emails from the seized IRS disaster recovery tapes. Upon investigation it was found approximately 80 percent are duplicates, which leaves roughly 16,000 recovered, unique Lois Lerner emails.

The Wisconsin senator promised “a number of committees,” working together will spend the next couple of month “sorting through” the emails to “piece together this plot.”

Johnson said, “This administration has been completely opaque. But that’s one question. Who was communicating with Lois Lerner? What emails were exchanged with the White House or Treasury department? That’s what we are trying to get to the bottom of.”

He added, “I smell a rat. I smell a number of rats, and that’s what we are going to get to the bottom of.”

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/02/12/gop-sen-we-have-16000-unique-lerner-emails-with-potential-admin-contacts/

ISR . . .

John Batchelor, 2/12/15: Iranian Centrifuges

“Photo, left: A cascade of gas centrifuges at a U.S. enrichment plant.  Iran, a predator state at war with its neighbors, is confirmed to have roughly 10,000 centrifuges with which to produce highly-enriched uranium, whose purpose in Iran obviously is not civilian nuclear power but is to provide the weapons-grade explosive material of a nuclear bomb. The gas centrifuge process uses a large number of rotating cylinders in series and parallel formations. Each cylinder’s rotation creates a strong centrifugal force so that the heavier gas molecules containing 238U move toward the outside of the cylinder and the lighter gas molecules rich in 235U collect closer to the center. It requires much less energy to achieve the same separation than did the older gaseous diffusion process, which it has largely replaced and so is the current method of choice and is termed second-generation. It has a separation factor per stage of 1.3 relative to gaseous diffusion of 1.005, which translates to about one-fiftieth of the energy requirements. Gas centrifuge techniques produce about 54% of the world’s enriched uranium.”

PA . . .

Leo Knepper, CAP: “Wolf’s Medicaid Expansion Means Worse Care and Flushing $95 Million”

“Earlier this week Governor Wolf began the process of dismantling “Healthy PA”. Then-Governor Corbett proposed the Health PA plan as an alternative to an outright expansion of Medicaid. Governor Wolf’s decision is bad for people he is purporting to “help” and it’s bad for taxpayers.

“Healthy PA was far from perfect, it had one clear advantage: enrollees went into private insurance plans. Although this might not seem like that big of an issue, treatment outcomes and access to care drastically improve for individuals enrolled in private insurance versus Medicaid.

“Individuals enrolled in Medicaid consistently have worse treatment outcomes and poorer access to care than even the uninsured. The Heritage Foundation compiled an overview of research related to access to care and treatment outcomes; the findings are staggering. For example, the risk of mortality for individuals with Medicaid was higher than the risk for the privately insured by 56 percent for colorectal cancer, 14 percent for lung cancer, 66 percent for female breast cancer, and 149 percent for prostate cancer.

“Adding insult to injury, taxpayers have already spent $95 million on information technology and set-up for Healthy PA. There is little likelihood that taxpayers will recoup that cost. Furthermore, even if the federal government (and that is a big if) makes good on its funding commitments, Pennsylvania taxpayers will be on the hook for an additional $2 billion over the next seven years.

“Other than Wolf’s ideological commitment, there is no reason for Pennsylvania to go down this path.”

http://www.empowerpa.org/wolfs-medicaid-expansion-means-worse-care-and-flushing-95-million/

Ken Thomas, MyWay: “Democrats settle on Philadelphia as site of 2016 convention”

“. . . The Democratic National Committee said Thursday the convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016. The two other finalists were Brooklyn, New York, and Columbus, Ohio.

‘Philadelphia’s deep-rooted place in American history provides a perfect setting for this special gathering. I cannot wait to join Democrats across the country to celebrate our shared values, lay out a Democratic vision for the future, and support our nominee,’ Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC chief, said in a statement.

“The site could serve as a passing of the baton from President Barack Obama to Hillary Rodham Clinton, the leading contender for the party’s nomination should she run for president, as is widely expected.

“The event will come the week after Republicans hold their national convention in Cleveland.

“Organizers plan to hold the convention at the Wells Fargo Center, the home of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, with events also at the city’s convention center. . .”

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20150212/us–dem-2016-convention-52bd646ed6.html

Also: Rebecca Ballhaus, WSJ: “Philadelphia to Host 2016 Democratic Convention”

$17 million for public schools???

In a call with reporters Thursday afternoon, Ms. Wasserman Schultz said a key factor in the party’s selection was the proximity of nearly 19,000 hotel rooms to the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia, where the city’s host committee has proposed hosting the event. The Wells Fargo Center is the home arena for the 76ers basketball team and Flyers hockey team.

‘We want to make sure that our delegates leave the convention feeling excited and unified,’ she said.

“Party officials said they considered transportation options, hotel capacity, security and financial factors in making their decision.

“Philadelphia’s host committee pledged to raise $85 million for the convention, said Edward Rendell, a former Philadelphia mayor and Pennsylvania governor who headed up the city’s bid. Before Thursday’s announcement, the host committee had $5 million on hand—which has now been turned over to the DNC—and another $12 million in pledges. ‘That $17 million was a very good start,’ he said. . .”

http://www.wsj.com/articles/philadelphia-to-host-2016-democratic-convention-1423753139

END NOTES . . .

Mark Levin (2/13/15)

“On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show: The left does not believe in fundamental God given human rights, but rather rights dispensed by the government. Chris Cuomo made this clear while speaking with Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, saying our rights do not come from God but from collective agreement and compromise. Our Declaration of Independence explicitly states we are endowed by our creator with unalienable rights, not endowed by fellow man or government. Also, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg believes it’s doubtful that same-sex marriage won’t be accepted, speaking on the issue as if she knows exactly how the American people feel. Since when do judges talk openly about ongoing cases like this? Later, Senator Mike Lee calls in to discuss the Senate Democrats refusal to allow consideration of the DHS funding bill.” http://www.marklevinshow.com/common/page.php?pt=February+12%2C+2015&id=13272&is_corp=0

James Lileks, NRO: “Disagreement as Mental IllnessThis reminds me of the psychological concept of “frustrative non-reward” (rf) . . . Train a rat to press a lever to get access to a few drops of water. Disconnect the water and rattus bites the lever . . . a simple model for why liberals scream if you disagree with them . . .

“All dissent from leftist orthodoxy is based on irrational ‘phobias’ that must be rooted out.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/398414/disagreement-mental-illness-james-lileks

ANNOUNCEMENTS . . .

Strongly recommended: www.lucianne.com

Jonah Goldberg’s sister. . .

Janet: Track the RINOS

“If you would like to follow your Representative and our Senators, go to this link:

https://www.govtrack.us/?utm_campaign=govtrack_email_update&utm_source=govtrack/email_update&utm_medium=email

A good way to see what our Rino’s are doing in D.C.

Janet, galaxypwd@aol.com

VF Patriots: February 13th Meeting

VALLEY FORGE PATRIOTS    P.O. BOX 71     VALLEY FORGE, PA  19481

CALLING ALL PATRIOTS!!

VALLEY FORGE PATRIOTS MEETING

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 6:30PM

P.J. RYAN’S, 233 BRIDGE ST., PHOENIXVILLE

We have invited Rick Loughrey who heads up the area Young Republicans based out of West Chester to come for a “social” visit. He plans to bring other YR’s  to visit with us so that we can learn more about what they do, what their mission is, and how we might encourage more younger folks to join us in our endeavors.

 Rick is also our Chester County Recorder of Deeds.  He will be running for re-election this coming Fall and I’m sure he would welcome our support.

The VFP is concerned about the president’s over-reaching, unconstitutional actions on amnesty.  Therefore, in line with our goal to be action oriented, we will have a post card writing blitz as part of our meeting. You will be provided with “talking points” or you can create your own.  The post cards will go to our new Congressman, Ryan Costello, who was elected in November to fill Jim Gerlach’s seat in the 6th District and also to Congressman Pat Meehan of PA 7th District. 

PLEASE COME OUT, BRING FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND ENJOY AN EVENING WITH LIKE MINDED PATRIOTS.

 RYAN’S HAS A VARIED MENU FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT.  PARKING IS IN THE LOT BEHIND THE RESTAURANT.  Enter from Main Street across from Molly McGuires.

SEE YOU THERE!

Janet, galaxypwd@aol.com

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