Smart Meter Kampf this Saturday!
THE HILLARY: GOLDBERG – Clinton image; GERSTEIN – Hillary emails; ALLEN – 181 donors/lobbiests.
BALTIMORE: SIMON – Baltimore tragedy; WILLIAMSON – Dems made Baltimore & Philly; DRUDGE – Baltimore; CBS – Mom beats son.
LEADS: JACOBS – Carly Iowa; ADAMS – New Americans for 2016; LIPTAK – SCOTUS prods social change?
PA: KNEPPER – 8 GOPers & union violence; LEVY – Kane’s file grows; STAUB – Rise in hotel tax.
END NOTES: Mark Levin 4/28/15.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: $135K needed; May 6 – CFL; May 7 – Common Core; May 8 – VF Patriots.
Recommended: JANET – Track the RINOs; Independent Women’s Forum.
Smart Meter Kampf:
“Volunteers Needed this Saturday to pamphlet State Representative Warren Kampf’s district. This is right off of Rt 202, and minutes from King of Prussia. Meet here at noon, and grab some coffee as we go over our “battle plan”. Smart Meter ALERT will be sending teams of people out in Kampf’s district with flyers and petitions.
Saturday, May 2nd @ High Noon
WAWA 5 Matthews Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355 Dear Concerned Citizen, We are teaming up with Smart Meter ALERT on Saturday, because Representative Warren “mein” Kampf has been dead silent on his position with Smart Meters. His office has been rude to some voters who called asking for simple questions, and they hung up on others. All that people want is a simple answer; Will you vote in favor of House bill 394 and give consumers an opt-out choice, yes or no.
For Liberty, Steve Piotrowski, President & Founder, Citizens for Liberty
THE HILLARY . . .
Jonah Goldberg, NRO: “Do the Clintons Even Care about How Their Myriad Scandals Affect Their Public Image?”
“I once had a boss who gave me some great advice, not just for managing people but for judging politicians: You forgive mistakes; you punish patterns. Everybody screws up. But if someone won’t learn from his mistakes and try to correct his behavior, then he either doesn’t think it was a mistake, he just doesn’t care, or he thinks you’re a fool. The one indisputable takeaway from Peter Schweizer’s new book, Clinton Cash, is that Bill and Hillary Clinton fit one or all of those descriptions. . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417620/do-clintons-even-care-about-how-their-myriad-scandals-affect-their-public-image-jonah
Josh Gerstein, Politico: “Judge sets deadline for deadline to release Hillary Clinton emails”
“The State Department has about three weeks to propose a date by which it will release tens of thousands of work-related emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent or received on her personal account, a federal judge said in an order issued Tuesday.
“Clinton’s former agency has pledged to use Freedom of Information Act procedures to process for release about 55,000 pages of emails the former secretary turned over in December after a State Department official asked four former secretaries to return copies of any official records they had. Clinton has since declared her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination
“State officials have said the email review process would take several months, except for one batch of Benghazi- and Libya-related messages slated to be released sooner. However, State has so far declined to promise any specific date or even month for release of the smaller or larger batch of emails.
“That decision may not be completely up to the agency, since various Freedom of Information Act lawsuits are pending for some or all of the Clinton emails. . .”
Also – Bernie Becker, The Hill: “Thousands of new Lerner emails found”
Jonathan Allen, Vox: “181 Clinton Foundation donors who lobbied Hillary’s State Department”
Microsoft gave at least $26 million . . .
“The size and scope of the symbiotic relationship between the Clintons and their donors is striking. At least 181 companies, individuals, and foreign governments that have given to the Clinton Foundation also lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton ran the place, according to a Vox analysis of foundation records and federal lobbying disclosures . . .
“There’s a household name at the nexus of the foundation and the State Department for every letter of the alphabet but “X” (often more than one): Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Chevron, (John) Deere, Eli Lilly, FedEx, Goldman Sachs, HBO, Intel, JP Morgan, Lockheed Martin, Monsanto, NBC Universal, Oracle, Procter & Gamble, Qualcomm, Rotary International, Siemens, Target, Unilever, Verizon, Walmart, Yahoo, and Ze-gen.
“The set includes oil, defense, drug, tech, and news companies, as well as labor unions and foreign interests. It includes organizations as innocuous as the Girl Scouts and those as in need of brand-burnishing as Nike, which was once forced to vow that it would end the use of child labor in foreign sweatshops. This list of donors to the Clinton foundation who lobbied State matters because it gives a sense of just how common it was for influence-seekers to give to the Clinton Foundation, and exactly which ones did.
“Author Peter Schweizer, whose book Clinton Cash is due out May 5, took his best shot but couldn’t prove — or even assert — that Hillary Clinton took any official action because of contributions to the Clinton Foundation. I haven’t read the book, but even Schweizer concedes that what he’s identified is a “pattern of behavior,” not hard evidence of corruption. . .”
BALTIMORE . . .
Roger Simon, PJM: “Why Baltimore: An American Tragedy”
“After festering for half a century, we’re witnessing the endgame of LBJ’s Great Society.
“. . .Commentators were repeatedly asking, where are the parents? Ben Carson — the neurosurgeon, potential Republican presidential candidate and onetime Baltimore resident — urged the city’s parents “Please, take care of your children.”
“Great idea, but here’s the problem. They don’t have ‘em. According to liberal CNN’s Don Lemon, 72 percent of African-American children are born out of wedlock. His stats were born out by the Centers for Disease Control. One can only imagine what the stats would be broken down for those Baltimore neighborhoods that were rioting. The presence of a father in the home would be a rarity indeed. And a lot of the moms are probably holding their fatherless homes together for dear life, desperately trying to make a living when their kids are pouring out of school. No one was home.
“Of course, it wasn’t always that way. The black family was the bulwark of that community. So what happened? I’ll be blunt, since I was once part of the problem and equally culpable — liberal racism. Ever since the days of Lyndon Johnson, social welfare programs aimed at making the lives of “colored people” better actually made them worse. The assumption behind these programs is that African-Americans — always, constantly, forever unequal and not up to the task — needed a leg up. They got the message. Wouldn’t you?
“And wouldn’t it make you pretty angry, too? Not that that’s an excuse for violence, not even faintly. The whole system is corrupt, top to bottom.
“No wonder the mayor of Baltimore made the inane comment (and then pretended she didn’t) about giving the rioters space to wreak their havoc. That’s the logical extension of the Great Society . . .”
Kevin Williamson, NRO: “Riot-Plagued Baltimore Is a Catastrophe Entirely of the Democratic Party’s Own Making”
“A few weeks ago, there was an election in Ferguson, Mo., the result of which was to treble the number of African Americans on that unhappy suburb’s city council. This was greeted in some corners with optimism — now, at last, the city’s black residents would have a chance to see to securing their own interests. This optimism flies in the face of evidence near — St. Louis — and far — Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco . . .
“St. Louis has not had a Republican mayor since the 1940s, and in its most recent elections for the board of aldermen there was no Republican in the majority of the contests; the city is overwhelmingly Democratic, effectively a single-party political monopoly from its schools to its police department. Baltimore has seen two Republicans sit in the mayor’s office since the 1920s — and none since the 1960s. Like St. Louis, it is effectively a single-party political monopoly from its schools to its police department. Philadelphia has not elected a Republican mayor since 1948. The last Republican to be elected mayor of Detroit was congratulated on his victory by President Eisenhower. Atlanta, a city so corrupt that its public schools are organized as a criminal conspiracy against its children, last had a Republican mayor in the 19th century. Its municipal elections are officially nonpartisan, but the last Republican to run in Atlanta’s 13th congressional district did not manage to secure even 30 percent of the vote; Atlanta is effectively a single-party political monopoly from its schools to its police department. “American cities are by and large Democratic-party monopolies, monopolies generally dominated by the so-called progressive wing of the party. The results have been catastrophic, and not only in poor black cities such as Baltimore and Detroit. Money can paper over some of the defects of progressivism in rich, white cities such as Portland and San Francisco, but those are pretty awful places to be non-white and non-rich, too: Blacks make up barely 9 percent of the population in San Francisco, but they represent 40 percent of those arrested for murder, and they are arrested for drug offenses at ten times their share of the population. . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417601/riot-plagued-baltimore-catastrophe-entirely-democratic-partys-own-making-kevin-d
Drudge Links (04/29/15 – Baltimore)
HISTORY REPEATING… OBAMA: I’m not going to Baltimore… ‘Seen this movie too many times’… Blames Republicans for blocking ‘investments in urban communities’… Dem leader: Answer is more federal spending… City Democrat-run since 1967… Valerie Jarrett in ‘regular contact’… Mayor, governor spar… City Councilman Uses ‘N*gger’ Twice on CNN…
CBS/DC: “VIDEO: Mom Caught Hitting Son Taking Part in Baltimore Riots”
“BALTIMORE (CBSDC/AP) — One Baltimore mother was caught on video dragging out her son who was taking part in the Baltimore riots.
“The unnamed mother was shown on television smacking her son — who was dressed all in black — for taking part in the riots against police and businesses Monday afternoon and dragging him away.
“Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts even acknowledged the mother’s actions during a press conference early Tuesday morning.
“‘And if you saw in one scene, you had one a mother who grabbed their child who had a hood on his head and she started smacking him on the head because she was so embarrassed. I wish I had more parents who took charge of their kids tonight,’ Batts said.
LEADS . . .
Jennifer Jacobs, Des Moines Register: “Carly Fiorina ‘picking up speed’ in Iowa, GOP activists say”
“So far, all the GOP presidential contenders who have tested the waters in Iowa have found the temperature toasty.
“Republican Carly Fiorina is the latest long shot to get a hero’s welcome from conservative activists here.
“Last Wednesday, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO attracted the second-biggest crowd that Urbandale’s Westside Conservative Club has seen in two presidential election cycles — this one and the previous one.
“Nearly 300 came to the Clinton County GOP’s spring dinner Thursday night for Fiorina’s keynote speech. At the spaghetti dinner Friday night for the Johnson County GOP, more tables had to be brought out to handle a bigger-than-anticipated audience of 260. . .”
J. Christian Adams, PJM: “Homeland Security Working Overtime to Add ‘New Americans’ by 2016 Election”
“Sources at the Department of Homeland Security report to PJ Media that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is reallocating significant resources to sending letters to all 9,000,000 green card holders urging them to naturalize prior to the 2016 election.
“President Obama’s amnesty by edict has always been about adding new Democrats to the voter rolls, and recent action by the Department of Homeland Security provides further proof. Sources at the Department of Homeland Security report to PJ Media that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is reallocating significant resources away from a computer system — the “Electronic Immigration System” — to sending letters to all 9,000,000 green card holders urging them to naturalize prior to the 2016 election.
“This effort is part of the DHS “Task Force on New Americans.”
“PJ Media has obtained an internal “Dear Colleague” letter written by Leon Rodriguez, the ‘director and co-chair of the Task Force on New Americans.’ The letter refers to a White House report called ‘Strengthening Communities by Welcoming All Residents.’
“Leon Rodriguez has a tainted history — not only was he a central player in the radicalization of Eric Holder’s Civil Rights Division, he also ‘undertook a purportedly illegal search’ of a government employee’s computer in Montgomery County, Maryland. (Messy details are at the Washington Post.) “The Rodriguez letter states:
‘This report outlines an immigrant integration plan that will advance our nation’s global competitiveness and ensure that the people who live in this country can fully participate in their communities.’
“‘Full participation’ is a term commonly used to include voting rights. To that end, resources within DHS have been redirected toward pushing as many as aliens and non-citizens as possible to full citizenship status so they may ‘fully participate’ in the 2016 presidential election. . .”
Adam Liptak, NYT: “Gay Marriage Arguments Divide Supreme Court Justices”
“WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday was deeply divided over one of the great civil rights issues of the age, same-sex marriage. But Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, whose vote is probably crucial, gave gay rights advocates reasons for optimism based on the tone and substance of his questions.
In two and a half hours of arguments over whether the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry, Justice Kennedy sent conflicting signals. At some points, he seemed wary of moving too fast and torn about what to do. But his demeanor was more emotional and emphatic when he made the case that same-sex couples should be permitted to marry. He is also the author of three landmark opinions expanding the rights of gay Americans.
The other justices for the most part played to type, clashing over what they saw as the right answer in the case and also over how to reach it. The questioning illuminated their conflicting views on history, tradition, biology, constitutional interpretation, the democratic process and the role of the courts in prodding social change. . .”(emph added, jb)
PA . . .
Leo Knepper, CAP: “Meet Eight Republicans Who are OK with Union Violence”
“We noted last year unions and management are currently exempt from prosecution under Pennsylvania’s laws governing stalking, harassment and threatening to use weapons of mass destruction. The two chambers of the General Assembly were unable to agree on the language used to close the loopholes last session.
On April 21st, the Pennsylvania House passed legislation to close loopholes exempting unions and members of management from criminal prosecution. Eight members of the Republican caucus against closing the loophole:
Rep. Gene DiGirolamo Rep. Frank Ferry Rep. Bob Godshall Rep. Nick Miccarelli Rep. Tom Murt Rep. Bernie O’Neil Rep. John Taylor Rep. Martina White
These eight Republicans joined with every Democrat, except Rep. Greg Vitali, in ensuring members of unions and management escape prosecution when they break the law if they are a party to a labor dispute.”
Marc Levy, WTAE: “District attorney to add prosecutor’s firing to Kathleen Kane probe”
She’s gains weight; she also gains a wait . . .
“HARRISBURG, Pa —The circumstances surrounding the firing of a prosecutor will become part of a wider criminal investigation into whether state Attorney General Kathleen Kane unlawfully leaked secret grand jury information from a 2009 case, an official said Tuesday. “Meanwhile, a newly unsealed grand jury report is another potentially damaging blow to Kane, giving an inside look at how she has clashed with some of her top staff over the leak allegation. “Montgomery County’s district attorney, Risa Vetri Ferman, said Tuesday that her office will investigate the firing of James Barker. Her statement came a day after three county judges referred the matter to her office and said it was possible that Barker’s April 8 firing violated retaliation and official oppression laws. “Ferman is already reviewing a grand jury’s recommendation, first revealed in January, to charge Kane criminally in connection with documents given to a newspaper about a 2009 investigation that should have been kept secret. . .”
Andrew Staub, PA Independent: “As PA cuts tourism funding, officials look to local hotel tax to fill gap”
“HARRISBURG, Pa. – State Rep. Karen Boback has heard all about Michigan’s tourist attractions, thanks to the multi-million-dollar “Pure Michigan” ad campaign that brings views of the state’s freshwater coastlines, scenic highways and picturesque lighthouses to her television screen in Pennsylvania.
“Every time I turn on the news, it’s there,” Boback, R-Luzerne, said of the “Pure Michigan” commercials. “And yet when I go to other states, I don’t see, ‘Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania.’”
“There’s a push to change that, but it would mean tourists already coming to the state will have a little less in their wallets to spend on souvenirs. State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow 54 counties to raise their hotel taxes to 5 percent from 3 percent to pay to market Pennsylvania’s tourist attractions.
“The 2-percent bump would give local visitors bureaus across the state more money to promote their regions — and in turn Pennsylvania — at a time when the state has drastically cut its tourism spending. . .”
END NOTES. . .
Chris Stigall (WPHT) blames progressives for riots in cities . . . a caller referred to lower IQs and Stigall reacted, “racist, don’t call back. . .”
Mark Levin (4/28/15)
“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin Show: The crumbling of civil society is a sad thing, especially through an effort to push a leftist agenda by using any problem as an opportunity. The situation in Baltimore has nothing to do with race, yet President Obama is quick to place blame on local police and white cops attacking young minorities. The biggest problem here is the indoctrination of young people, who are taught in schools how terrible American history is and how everyone is a victim. The rhetoric of entitlement, the welfare state, and institutionalized racism do nothing but make the situation more volatile. Mark speaks with Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to discuss the Baltimore riots and the left’s attempt to turn police officers into social workers.
“Later, the Founders never imagined the Supreme Court defining marriage. States were doing just fine with same-sex marriage until President Obama decided it was in his best interests to support and try to nationalize it.”
ANNOUNCEMENTS . . .
“That is how much a judge in Oregon says the Klein familly must pay two lesbians. Why? “The Klein’s are Christians and did not want to bake a cake for the homosexual wedding.
“The family of five must now pay up as punishment for not wanting to get on the glide path to Gomorrah. A charitable account has been set up to help Mr. and Mrs. Klein
“We will all be made to care.
“Sincerely yours, Erick-Woods Erickson
May 6: Citizens for Liberty, 1st Responders
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7 p.m. King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company 170 Allendale Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Citizens for Liberty invites you to attend one of our biggest monthly meetings yet! Andrew Poliakoff, a New York first responder, & Lou Arquer will be traveling here from Long Island to speak to our organization. Andrew and Lou traveled to Nevada to help the militia secure the Bundy Ranch after the standoff with the Feds in 2014. They’ve also traveled to the border to help the Arizona Border Recon patrol known drug/cartel operated areas to help keep America’s borders safe and secure. They do this out of the goodness of their hearts and their love for the American people. That is why they trade their time for long hours, and harsh environments with no pay. Come out and hear their stories. – We also confirmed that Cliven Bundy and his family are willing to speak to us live through Skype, but we are just waiting on a confirmation of whether or not this date/time works for them. – Barbara Dahdah-Anderson, the Director for our newly created Committee on Smart Meters will give us an up date on this fight. – We’ll also let everyone know about our future plans, and our trip to Harrisburg on May 12th to see Sheriff Richard Mack at the 2nd Amendment Action Day rally.
May 7th: Common Core – Radnor Middle School
Billy Gates donated $20 million to Hillary . . .
3rd Floor, 150 Louella Ave., Wayne, 6:30-8PM, Thursday, May 7th.
Presented by Leagues of Women Voters . . .
May 8: VF Patriots – Clearing the Core Confusion
FRIDAY, MAY 8, 6:30 PM
PHOENIXVILLE SENIOR CENTER, 153 CHURCH ST., PHOENIXVILLE
YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!
“CLEARING THE CORE CONFUSION”, A PRESENTATION BY CAROL BEITZ
Based upon the work of Dr. Peg Luksik, the foremost expert on Common Core in PA.
Carol is a mother and was an IT Director and Computer teacher at her children’s school for 7 years. Through this experience and her commitment to quality education, she began extensive research into federal Common Core Standards. This raised such serious concerns about personal liberty and financial impacts of a national takeover of education, that she felt compelled to run for School Director for the Daniel Boone School Board where she now serves as Director.
Carol will be presenting her own first-hand experience in conjunction with a video presentation by Dr. Peg Luksik. Dr. Luksik with her 30 years of experience in education including various federal programs, has testified before numerous legislative committees in PA and elsewhere.
Independent Women’s Forum
Janet: Track the RINOS
“If you would like to follow your Representative and our Senators, go to this link:
A good way to see what our Rino’s are doing in D.C.