Dead Cats: Coulter!, 05/20/15, (16)27: James Brody

CONTENTS

Call Costello; Coulter to Phx, 6/15.

THE HILLARY: JUDICIAL WATCH – They knew Benghazi coming; WESTWOOD – Bubba doubled his fees; HAYES – Hill’s worst days; SIMON – Watergate redux; CONFESSORE & SCHMIDT – Libya memos.

LEADS: GUTKOWSKI – DC gun law unconstitutional (again!); JASPERS – Dangers in trade proposals; BENAC – BO thinks we’re getting hot because of the weather.

IRAN: DAREINI – Iran rejects inspections.

PA: JOANNE – PSSA; KNAPTON – Pot makes you 4 inches shorter; BENNETT & WHITE – Going to pot.

ANNOUNCEMENT: West Chester TEA, 5/20; Ann Coulter, 6/15.

Recommended: JANET – Track the RINOs; Independent Women’s Forum.

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Ann Coulter in Phoenixville!: “Adios America”

Monday, June 15, 7 PM

The Colonial Theater, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville 19460

Join Chris Stigall as he hosts Ann Coulter for discussion of her latest book Adios America. This Speaker Series event will take place in the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA on Monday, June 15th at 7pm.  Ann Coulter will also host a book signing post discussion.     Tickets are $30.00 and include a copy of Adios America.

Ann Coulter: Ann Coulter is a conservative American syndicated columnist, bestselling author, constitutional lawyer, and television pundit. Her commentary has earned her a reputation as a vehement critic of social and political liberalism. Her speaking and writing style is aggressive and often controversial.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/orderconfirmation/17000984402/425551485/AA6ItQMT7OB1YnAn_7HjdBS-W5d6l9uP-Q/

VFP Action Alert: “YES on Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act HR 36”

“Please call Congressman Ryan Costello’s office DC 202 225 4315 and Wyomissing office and tell him to vote YES on Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act HR 36 to stop painful abortions after 20 weeks. It is being voted on tomorrow. Congressman Costello unfortunately has not voted pro life in the past for a few things. Wyo office is 610 376 7630. This is passed in 14 states and we need to make PA the next state that is not practicing these barbaric procedures which harm women and babies.

Janet Galaxypdw@aol.com.

THE HILLARY . . .

“. . .Both Jeb and Hillary think they want to be president, have had it in their dreams for umpteen years, but now, faced with the reality, they don’t know why they’re doing it.  At least they don’t act that way. They are lost people, running not on fumes, but on habit.  They’re supposed to run.  They were bred to run. . .” Roger Simon

http://pjmedia.com/diaryofamadvoter/2015/05/18/do-jeb-and-hillary/

Judicial Watch: Defense, State Department Documents Reveal Obama Administration Knew that al Qaeda Terrorists Had Planned Benghazi Attack 10 Days in Advance” (MAY 18, 2015)

Administration knew three months before the November 2012 presidential election of ISIS plans to establish a caliphate in Iraq 

Administration knew of arms being shipped from Benghazi to Syria

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked “Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman” (BCOAR), and had been planned at least 10 days in advance. Rahman is known as the Blind Sheikh, and is serving life in prison for his involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and other terrorist acts.  The new documents also provide the first official confirmation that shows the U.S. government was aware of arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria.  The documents also include an August 2012 analysis warning of the rise of ISIS and the predicted failure of the Obama policy of regime change in Syria.

“The documents were released in response to a court order in accordance with a May 15, 2014, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against both the DOD and State Department seeking communications between the two agencies and congressional leaders “on matters related to the activities of any agency or department of the U.S. government at the Special Mission Compound and/or classified annex in Benghazi.”

“Spelling and punctuation is duplicated in this release without corrections. . .”

http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-defense-state-department-documents-reveal-obama-administration-knew-that-al-qaeda-terrorists-had-planned-benghazi-attack-10-days-in-advance/

Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner: “Bill doubled speaking fees from foreign groups while Hillary was secretary of state”

“Former President Bill Clinton netted millions in speaking fees from appearances around the world while his wife served as secretary of state, but earned far less from abroad in the years since Hillary Clinton left the State Department.

“Bill Clinton took in $2.2 million from just six international speeches in 2014, according to financial disclosure forms released Friday as required by Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy.

“By contrast, the former president reportedly earned more than twice as much for appearances made across borders while Hillary Clinton was in office. He reportedly made $4.8 million from 13 speeches in foreign countries in 2010, his wife’s first year as secretary of state. . .”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/bill-doubled-speaking-fees-from-foreign-groups-while-hillary-was-secretary-of-state/article/2564699

Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard: “The Worst Day of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

“So far!

“Hillary Clinton had a very bad day.

“In fact, she’s had a series of bad days since she announced her presidential bid April 12. But Monday was the worst of them.

“In a bombshell report, the New York Times reported that Clinton, as secretary of state, used her private email to share private intelligence reports from noted conspiracy theorist and political hitman Sidney Blumenthal, at a time when Blumenthal was being paid by the Clinton Foundation and liberal political organizations that helped lay the groundwork for Clinton’s presidential campaign.

The emails included reports on Libya at a time when Blumenthal was seeking business in the country and included dubious information. The Times reported that Clinton nonetheless “took Mr. Blumenthal’s advice seriously” and “continued to pass around his emails even after other senior diplomats concluded that Mr. Blumenthal’s assessments were often unreliable.”

A second story about Clinton and Libya broke the same day, this one casting further doubt on the Obama administration’s narrative about the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, and specifically on claims Clinton made about nature of those attacks and motivations of the attackers. An intelligence report prepared by the Defense Intelligence Agency and sent to Clinton and other senior administration officials on September 16, 2012, just days after the attacks, concluded that the attack “was planned ten or more days” in advance and was meant to “kill as many Americans as possible.” The report identifies al Qaeda-linked terrorists believed to have been involved in the assault.

The Obama administration crafted a public narrative that the attack had evolved from a “spontaneous” protest over a YouTube video and included a wide range of individuals. Clinton cited the video in remarks at a memorial service on September 14, 2012, for those killed in the attacks. . . .

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/worst-day-hillary-clintons-campaign_950416.html

Roger Simon, PJM: “Watergate Redux? Will Sid ‘Vicious’ Upend Hillary?

“Another shoe, a big one this time, dropped in the endless Benghazi-missing-emails-erased-servers-what-difference-does-it-make controversy that the Clintonistas are trying so hard to push under the rug before it upends Dame Hillary’s presidential campaign.  And the scoop comes, once again, from the New York Times, of all places, not some rascally website run by rightwing lunatics like this one.

“Emails have surfaced from long-time Clinton bag man Sid Blumenthal indicating the whole Libya debacle was instigated by a cast of sleazy lowlife profiteers out of an Elmore Leonard novel.  Smarmy Sid was pumping info from this dramatis personae to Hillary (at more than one email address) about goings on in that benighted country and our then secretary of state believed him — at least most of the time — passing his “knowledge” on to her underlings.

And this is a woman who wants to be president? (emph added, jb)

“We know the results of this insider information: Gaddafi gone, four Americans killed in Benghazi, including an ambassador, with Libya a massively failed state overrun by ISIS goons who lop the heads off Christians by the seaside for sport.  Good work, Hillary.  Good work, Sid.

“From the Times:

‘…an examination by The New York Times suggests that Mr. Blumenthal’s involvement was more wide-ranging and more complicated than previously known, embodying the blurry lines between business, politics and philanthropy that have enriched and vexed the Clintons and their inner circle for years.

‘While advising Mrs. Clinton on Libya, Mr. Blumenthal, who had been barred from a State Department job by aides to President Obama, was also employed by her family’s philanthropy, the Clinton Foundation, to help with research, ‘message guidance’ and planning of commemorative events, according to foundation officials. During the same period, he also worked on and off as a paid consultant to Media Matters and American Bridge, organizations that helped lay the groundwork for Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

Much of the Libya intelligence that Mr. Blumenthal passed on to Mrs. Clinton appears to have come from a group of business associates he was advising as they sought to win contracts from the Libyan transitional government. The venture, which was ultimately unsuccessful, involved other Clinton friends, a private military contractor and one former C.I.A. spy seeking to get in on the ground floor of the new Libyan economy. . .’

“See what I mean — pure Elmore Leonard. (Too bad he’s dead — but his website lives on.)  Nevertheless we appear to be at tip-of-the-iceberg time.  This is a potential American nightmare and the New York Times finds itself in the middle of it.  (Go figure.) That being the case, however, the Clintons have something to worry about.  The editorial staff will no doubt do their usual best to whitewash things, but a few reporters at least are doing their jobs (in this case Nicholas Confessore and Michael S. Schmidt).  Others may join in.  Will it be another Watergate?  Who knows?  But it would be ironic.  After all, that’s where Hilary got her start.  Will it be where she gets her end? “

http://pjmedia.com/diaryofamadvoter/2015/05/19/watergate-redux-will-sid-vicious-upend-hillary/

Nicholas Confessore & Michael Schmidt, NYT: “Clinton Friend’s Memos on Libya Draw Scrutiny to Politics and Business”

“When the Clintons last occupied the White House, Sidney Blumenthal cast himself in varied roles: speechwriter, in-house intellectual and press corps whisperer. Republicans added another, accusing Mr. Blumenthal of spreading gossip to discredit Republican investigators, and forced him to testify during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial.

“Now, as Hillary Rodham Clinton embarks on her second presidential bid, Mr. Blumenthal’s service to the Clintons is again under the spotlight. Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a Republican who is leading the congressional committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, plans to subpoena Mr. Blumenthal, 66, for a private transcribed interview.

“Mr. Gowdy’s chief interest, according to people briefed on the inquiry, is a series of memos that Mr. Blumenthal — who was not an employee of the State Department — wrote to Mrs. Clinton about events unfolding in Libya before and after the death of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. According to emails obtained by The New York Times, Mrs. Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time, took Mr. Blumenthal’s advice seriously, forwarding his memos to senior diplomatic officials in Libya and Washington and at times asking them to respond. Mrs. Clinton continued to pass around his memos even after other senior diplomats concluded that Mr. Blumenthal’s assessments were often unreliable.

“But an examination by The Times suggests that Mr. Blumenthal’s involvement was more wide-ranging and more complicated than previously known, embodying the blurry lines between business, politics and philanthropy that have enriched and vexed the Clintons and their inner circle for years. While advising Mrs. Clinton on Libya, Mr. Blumenthal, who had been barred from a State Department job by aides to President Obama, was also employed by her family’s philanthropy, the Clinton Foundation, to help with research, “message guidance” and the planning of commemorative events, according to foundation officials. During the same period, he also worked on and off as a paid consultant to Media Matters and American Bridge, organizations that helped lay the groundwork for Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

“Much of the Libya intelligence that Mr. Blumenthal passed on to Mrs. Clinton appears to have come from a group of business associates he was advising as they sought to win contracts from the Libyan transitional government. The venture, which was ultimately unsuccessful, involved other Clinton friends, a private military contractor and one former C.I.A. spy seeking to get in on the ground floor of the new Libyan economy.

“The projects — creating floating hospitals to treat Libya’s war wounded and temporary housing for displaced people, and building schools — would have required State Department permits, but foundered before the business partners could seek official approval.

It is not clear whether Mrs. Clinton or the State Department knew of Mr. Blumenthal’s interest in pursuing business in Libya; a State Department spokesman declined to say. Many aspects of Mr. Blumenthal’s involvement in the planned Libyan venture remain unclear. He declined repeated requests to discuss it.

But interviews with his associates and a review of previously unreported correspondence suggest that — once again — it may be difficult to determine where one of Mr. Blumenthal’s jobs ended and another began.

Mr. Gowdy’s committee on the attacks in Benghazi hopes to ask Mr. Blumenthal who, if anyone, was paying him to prepare the memos for Mrs. Clinton and whether they were among his responsibilities at the Clinton Foundation. The committee’s investigators are also interested in whether the planned business venture in Libya posed any potential conflicts for Mr. Blumenthal or Mrs. Clinton, whose aides the business partners sought meetings with in early 2012.

The Libya venture came together in 2011 when David L. Grange, a retired Army major general, joined with a newly formed New York firm, Constellations Group, to pursue business leads in Libya. Constellations Group, led by a professional fund-raiser and philanthropist named Bill . . .

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/19/us/politics/clinton-friends-libya-role-blurs-lines-of-politics-and-business.html?_r=0

DRUDGE 5/19/15

HROD17@CLINTONEMAIL.COM Clinton hides from reporters… Security forces race across Iowa at 95 MPH to dodge pursuing journalists… Worst Day of Campaign… ‘3-5 business days’: Response time for media requests… NYT: Hillary circulated Sid Blumenthal ‘intelligence’ memos… Paid by Foundation, MEDIA MATTERS… Role Blurs Lines of Politics and Business… House committee may subpoena… VIDEO: VOTERS LOVE HER, NO MATTER WHAT… UPDATE: Judge orders ‘rolling’ release of Clinton State Dept emails… PRUDEN: Dems panic…

LEADS . . .

Stephen Gutkowski, Free Beacon: “Federal Judge Says DC Gun Carry Law is Unconstitutional”

“A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction saying the District of Columbia’s new concealed carry law is unconstitutional.

“The order, issued Monday by Judge Frederick J. Scullin, was the second decision in less than a year declaring the Washington, D.C., gun carry laws to be unconstitutional. In October of 2014, the same judge ruled that the district’s complete ban on gun carry was also in violation of the Constitution.

“Scullin barred DC Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier from enforcing the city’s requirement that a person applying for a concealed carry permit must prove they have a “good reason” to need one. This requirement created a system where only those with police reports detailing violent threats against them could obtain a permit.

“Critics said the requirement was the reason few permits had been issued thus far, and argued that it violates the Second Amendment.

“The ‘good reason’ clause was used to deny three men who wished to carry weapons in the District permits. The men—Joshua Akery, Tyler Whidby, and Brian Wrenn—joined with the Second Amendment Foundation to file suit against the city.

“In Monday’s order, the court sided with the plaintiffs.. .”

http://freebeacon.com/issues/federal-judge-says-dc-gun-carry-law-is-unconstitutional/

William Jasper, The New American: “‘Living,’ ‘Evolving’ Dangers Are Hidden in ObamaTrade (TPP & TTIP)”

“Will the U.S. Congress vote to approve ‘living agreements’ that will constantly change and “evolve”?

Will the U.S. Congress vote to approve “free trade” agreements that are, according to the agreements’ authors, “living agreements” that will constantly change and “evolve”? This mutational feature of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) should be of top concern to members of Congress — and their constituents. However, this critical aspect of the secretive agreements has received virtually no attention in the establishment media.

The final battles over the TPP and TTIP moved a giant step closer last week with the U.S. Senate’s flip-flop votes (seehere and here) on ending a filibuster of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, also known as “fast track”) bill. The Senate’s reversal on May 14 has now set up the TPA bill for a vote in the Senate and House of Representatives. Under expedited TPA/fast track rules, Congress surrenders its ability to amend trade agreements, drastically limits debate, and rushes the complex agreements through the legislative process for an “up or down” vote. President Obama has made passage of the TPP and TTIP twin “partnerships” a top priority of his second term, and the GOP’s top leadership in Congress has been assisting his ObamaTrade agenda at every crucial step along the way.

Of the two mammoth agreements, the Trans-Pacific Partnership appears to be the one most likely to be completed and voted on first. Modeled after the deceptive, open-ended process of the European Union, the (TPP) claims to be a “living agreement” with “a structure, institutions, and processes that allow the agreement to evolve.” As such, it would initiate an ongoing demolition of American sovereignty and the step-by-step economic, political, and social integration of the United States with our Atlantic and Pacific “partners.”

http://www.infowars.com/living-evolving-dangers-are-hidden-in-obamatrade-tpp-ttip/

Nancy Benac, My Way: “Obama frames global warming as national security threat”

His next job . . .

“Make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country,” the president says in excerpts of a commencement address prepared for delivery Wednesday at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. “And so we need to act and we need to act now.”

“The president in recent months has pressed for action on climate change as a matter of health, as a matter of environmental protection and as a matter of international obligation. He’s even couched it as a family matter, linking it to the worry he felt when one his daughters had an asthma attack as a preschooler.

“His speech to the cadets, by contrast, is focused on what the Obama administration says are immediate risks to national security, including contributing to more natural disasters that result in humanitarian crises and potential new flows of refugees. Further, the president sees climate change aggravating poverty and social tensions that can fuel instability and foster terrorist activity and other violence. . .”

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20150520/us–obama-cf7a594290.html

IRAN . . .

Ali Akbar Dareini, AP: “Iran rejects access to military sites, scientists”

“TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader vowed Wednesday he will not allow international inspection of Iran’s military sites or access to Iranian scientists under any nuclear agreement with world powers.. . .”

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_IRAN_NUCLEAR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-05-20-07-58-56

PA . . .

JOANNE – PSSA

Hi Everyone,

Just an FYI…a Letter to the Editor in the Daily Local (West Chester) caught my attention (and also raised my hackles) several days ago.  Here’s the link to it:  http://www.dailylocal.com/opinion/20150508/readers-views-supports-pssa-standards-and-testing.  IMO, the writer, who is evidently a school board member of a top school district in PA, is sitting on top of his ivory tower, writing from the perspective of his own district without considering, or being aware of, the effects of this massive testing on most of PA’s school children.  I sent in a response just a few days ago, and amazingly enough, it was published today.  Here is an indirect link to it: http://www.pressreader.com/usa/daily-local-news-west-chester-pa/20150519/281715498199774/TextView

Sarah Knapton, UK Telegraph: “Boys who smoke cannabis ‘are four inches shorter’”

“New study finds that youngsters who regularly smoked marijuana are far shorter than their non-smoking peers . . .”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11613107/Boys-who-smoke-cannabis-are-four-inches-shorter.html

Bill Bennett & Robert White: “Going to Pot. Why the rush to legalize marijuana is harming America.”

“William J. Bennett, former director of the National Drug Control policy under President George H.W. Bush and co-author Robert A. White reveal strong societal and scientific arguments in Going to Pot: Why the Rush to Legalize Marijuana Is Harming America.

“According to Bennett and White, Marijuana causes abnormal brain structure and development, interferes with judgment, and impairs driving. The costs of legalization will not only affect our tax dollars and health care, but the safety of our children and the productivity of our nation.

“With marijuana legalized in four states and others expected to follow, Bennett dispels the myths, exposes the negative effects of legalization already in place, and provides answers and fact-based arguments against further legalization.

http://www.goingtopotbook.com/?utm_source=bill_bennett_website&utm_medium=910x350_banner&utm_campaign=book

Nick Field, PoliticsPA: “PHL-15: Kenney Wins Democratic Nomination”

And has major support from de Blasio . . .

“Just four months ago, James Francis Kenney was a City Councilman debating whether to take the plunge into the Mayoral race.

“Tonight, that risk paid off.

“Kenney won the Democratic nomination with an impressive 56% of the vote. 98% of the precincts are in.

“State Sen. Anthony Williams finished second with 26% while Lynne Abraham came in third with 8%.

“Rounding out the field were Doug Oliver (4%), Nelson Diaz (4%), and Milton Street (2%).

“The sudden turnaround in fortunes is quite remarkable when viewed in full context.

“Williams has been circling the office for years, while Kenney was only persuaded to run after Darrell Clarke passed and Ken Trujillo dropped out (Kenney ended up hiring many of Trujillo’s campaign staffers).

“The former City Councilman is now the heavy favorite to become the 99th Mayor of Philadelphia.

http://www.politicspa.com/phl-15-kenney-wins-democratic-nomination/66337/

ANNOUNCEMENTS . . .

Ann Coulter in Phoenixville!: “Adios America”

Monday, June 15, 7 PM

The Colonial Theater, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville 19460

Join Chris Stigall as he hosts Ann Coulter for discussion of her latest book Adios America. This Speaker Series event will take place in the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA on Monday, June 15th at 7pm.  Ann Coulter will also host a book signing post discussion.     Tickets are $30.00 and include a copy of Adios America.

Ann Coulter: Ann Coulter is a conservative American syndicated columnist, bestselling author, constitutional lawyer, and television pundit. Her commentary has earned her a reputation as a vehement critic of social and political liberalism. Her speaking and writing style is aggressive and often controversial.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/orderconfirmation/17000984402/425551485/AA6ItQMT7OB1YnAn_7HjdBS-W5d6l9uP-Q/

West Chester TEA Party, May 20th

Time: 7PM Place:  East Goshen Twp Building  1580 Paoli Pike  2nd floor West Chester, Pa.  19380   “Please join us for the showing of  “The Singing Revolution “.   The Embassy of Estonia has donated this video, shown previously on public TV . “The cost of freedom – The Singing Revolution is about people who are contemporaries of ours, but who lived under Nazi and Soviet tyranny   “This is the story of how a culture saved a nation.” “Estonia is a tiny nation of 1 million people whereas we are a nation of over 300 million.  When our nation was founded we were a nation of 3 million people. “With the exception of the 40% of the population that resulted from Russification, Estonians are a relatively homogeneous culture.  We have no homogeneous culture and could never hope to achieve the degree of homogeneity that Estonians achieved. “While they were culturally homogeneous, Estonians were political split into three separate strategies for achieving freedom, and yet those organization came together for a common purpose. “There is a lot we can learn from the Estonian experience, including the power of song when voiced by thousands.  Song is more compelling than contentious demonstrations.”

West Chester Tea Party rsvp@westchesterteaparty.com

 

Independent Women’s Forum

http://www.iwf.org/blog/

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/e mail_update&utm_medium=email

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

Janet, galaxypwd@aol.com

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