Dead Cats: Traded!, 05/22/15, (16)28: James Brody


Call Costello; Coulter to Phx, 6/15.

LEADS: DRUDGE, 5/22, Trade bill; DINAN & BOYER – Big win for BO; YBARRA – Patriot Act failure; LOWRY – Trains at high-speed to nowhere.

THE HILLARY: DRUDGE, 5/22; LOWRY – Sid Vicious returns; EXAMINER – Blumenthal’s fingers; BOLAND – Guns to Syria (Rand was right!).


PA: KNEPPER – Wolf demonizes pension reform; POLITICSPA – 5/22 Buzz.

END NOTES: MARK LEVIN 5/21; Lada – It’s cold!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Ann Coulter, 6/15.

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


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.


LEADS . . .

Drudge Report 5/22/15 – Obama’s Next Job – Trade Bill

Obama’s trade bill narrowly clears key Senate hurdle… Could conservatives push over finish line? Mexico weighs U.S. meat product sanctions… Congressional approval ratings collapse…

Stephen Dinan & Dave Boyer, Washington Times: “Senate averts trade filibuster, delivers big win to Obama in fast-track fight”

Rand spoke for 10 hours in opposition . . .

Braving their party’s liberal wing, pro-trade Democrats joined Republicans on Thursday to head off a filibuster and put the Senate on course to approve fast-track trade negotiating powers for President Obama, delivering an impressive win on the White House’s biggest domestic priority.

“A final vote is expected Friday, with some potentially tricky amendments still looming, but the 62-38 tally to surmount the filibuster was the key test, and free-traders won it only after a half-hour’s worth of deal-making on the Senate floor cleared a last roadblock.

“Our nation’s economic health and prestige are on the line today,” said Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican and chairman of the Finance Committee, who led the floor debate on passing the bill known as Trade Promotion Authority. The bill would allow Mr. Obama to conclude trade deals he has been trying to negotiate. . .”

Maggie Ybarra, Washington Times: “FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers”

FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a report Thursday that could complicate efforts to keep key parts of the law operating.

“Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said that between 2004 and 2009, the FBI tripled its use of bulk collection under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows government agents to compel businesses to turn over records and documents, and increasingly scooped up records of Americans who had no ties to official terrorism investigations.

“The FBI did finally come up with procedures to try to minimize the information it was gathering on nontargets, but it took far too long, Mr. Horowitz said in the 77-page report, which comes just as Congress is trying to decide whether to extend, rewrite or entirely nix Section 215. . .”

Also: CBS – Loretta Lynch: US Will Be ‘Less Safe’ If Congress Doesn’t Reauthorize Patriot Act”

Rich Lowry, NY Post: “Liberals’ high-speed trains to nowhere

“The Amtrak crash outside of Philadelphia was an invitation for practically every politician in the Northeast and every transit expert in America to complain about lack of funding for the county’s infrastructure.

“They didn’t even wait to know what was the cause of the tragedy to take to the airwaves, and weren’t deterred when it emerged that the engineer had been going twice the speed limit around a tight curve when Amtrak Train 188 derailed.

“They cared only for reciting the usual litany of laments for our “crumbling” infrastructure and our lack of high-speed rail, which is supposedly a stinging indictment of our shortsightedness and barbarity compared with our betters in Europe and Japan.

“What these advocates rarely do is take account of Amtrak as it actually exists. It is a test case of a highly subsidized (and politicized) rail system.

“Hideously inefficient and wasteful, Amtrak is rail brought to you by the federal government, with the results about what you would expect.

“Amtrak is the DMV in an Uber world. . .”


Drudge Report, 5/22/15

Clinton campaigning in ‘bubble,’ isolated from real people… Demands Anonymity On Conference Call With Media… Archives feared Hillary might send files to Arkansas… Racking up endorsements — from rappers!

Rich Lowry, Politico: “The Return of Sid Vicious”

“Charity Navigator should make this an informal rule: If your charity is employing Sidney Blumenthal, it automatically goes on the watch list.

“The ethical controversies around Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have often seemed 1990s redux, and never more so than this week, when a New York Times story resurfaced longtime Clinton loyalist Blumenthal.

“According to the Times, from his perch at the Clinton Foundation, Blumenthal was sending Secretary of State Hillary Clinton memos on Libya that she forwarded around the State Department, even though they were occasion for eye-rolling by the professionals.

“For those who don’t remember the 1990s, Sidney Blumenthal is the former writer for the New Republic, the Washington Post and the New Yorker whose devotion to the Clintons was too much even for his fellow journalists.

“He had been writing ‘Letter from Washington’ for The New Yorker but lost the gig because he wrote about the Clintons with the clear-eyed objectivity of an RT reporter covering one of Vladimir Putin’s bare-chested hunting adventures. . .”

Washington Examiner: “Blumenthal’s hidden hand in Hillary’s State Department”

“The New York Times ran an alarming report this week on how Sidney Blumenthal, a former Clinton aide from the 1990s and an employee of the Clinton Foundation, may have helped shape U.S. policy in Libya.

“Despite being barred by former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel from employment at the State Department when then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to hire him in 2009, Blumenthal passed intelligence to Clinton at an email address she had previously maintained she did not use at the time. She evidently took very his advice seriously, routinely forwarding his unvetted memos to senior diplomats. Her aide would anonymize the memos, concealing the fact that Blumenthal — a polarizing figure known in the 1990s for ruthlessly attacking the Clintons’ critics, and accused of attacking Obama during the 2008 campaign — was their source.

“Blumenthal’s information “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 Times revealed.

“Much of the information Blumenthal handed over was wrong — in some cases ignorantly so, as when he confused two different politicians who had the same last name. But Blumenthal had Clinton’s ear, so that his intelligence was disseminated anyway throughout the upper echelons of the State Department. . .”

Barbara Boland, Washington Examiner: “Rand Paul was right: Rifles, RPGs and missiles flowed from Benghazi to ISIS ports”

“The U.S. watched as rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, and missiles flowed from Benghazi to Syrian ports where they would become part of the Islamic State’s arsenal of weapons, a Defense Intelligence Agency memo reveals.

“Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denied any knowledge of this when Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky asked her about it during a Benghazi hearing in January 2013. Think Progress said Paul’s questions were ‘pushing a conspiracy theory.’

“Paul: ‘My question is, is the U.S. involved with any procuring of weapons, transfer of weapons, buying, selling, anyhow transferring weapons to Turkey out of Libya?’ “Clinton: ‘To Turkey? I’ll have to take that question for the record. That’s, nobody’s ever raised that with me.’ “Paul: ‘It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that they may have weapons. And what I’d like to know is, the annex that was close by, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries? Any countries, Turkey included?’ “Clinton: ‘Well, senator, you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. And, I will see what information is available.’ “Paul: ‘You’re saying you don’t know?” “Clinton: ‘I do not know. I don’t have any information on that.’

“The Oct. 5, 2012, DIA memo, penned before the Benghazi attacks, makes it clear that the U.S. was watching as weapons were transferred from Benghazi to two Syrian ports. . .”

ISLAM . . .

Paul Mirengoff, Powerline: “Bin Laden had the book on Obama”

Again, BO copies the Clintons and builds his post-president organization . . . Ms. Jarrett is the architect for his files . . . the Clinton Foundation will be small stuff . . .

“Being on bin Laden’s bookshelf has become, in a way, the modern version of being on Richard Nixon’s enemies list. Bob Woodward gets a special award. He gained both distinctions, if that’s the right word.

Politico contacted some of the authors in question for comment. Warning: Greg Palast’s response is nausea-inducing.

“What should we make of the bookshelf? Above all, it confirms that bin Laden was obsessed with the United States. Unlike ISIS, which strives to capture territory and create a caliphate, bin Laden focused on attacking America and American interests.

“But attacking America wasn’t an end in itself. Bin Laden’s overriding goal was to drive the U.S. out of the Muslim world so that al Qaeda and its affiliates could topple hostile governments in these regions.

“Once we understand this, we must see bin Laden as more of a success than a failure. And we must see President Obama as the vehicle through which bin Laden succeeded.

“Under Obama, the U.S. is basically exiting the Muslim world. We pulled out of Iraq (and haven’t re-entered to any significant degree). We’re pulling out of Afghanistan. We never pulled into Syria, despite the advice of many in both parties that we should.

“We didn’t stay in Libya. We’ve been driven out of Yemen. Our influence with Egypt and Saudi Arabia (two countries of special interest to bin Laden, surely) has waned considerably.

“As for the toppling of governments, bin Laden’s dream is partially realized. The Afghanistan government hasn’t fallen, but it may well, once the U.S. leaves. And the government’s hold on large portions of the country is weak to non-existent.

“The Iraqi government hasn’t fallen, but it has lost huge chunks of territory to Islamic terrorists, with even Baghdad now threatened. The government of Syria is in basically the same condition.

“The pro-Western government of Yemen has fallen and, in the battle for control, an al Qaeda affiliate is in the mix. Control of Libya is also up for grabs and an al Qaeda’s affiliate is in the mix there too. . .”

PA . . .

Leo Knepper, CAP: “Wolf Administration Demonizes Pension Reform Plan”

“Last week we told you about the pension reform plan that passed the Senate by an overwhelming margin. The Wolf administration promptly demagogued and misrepresented the reforms. First, the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Kathleen McGinty, offered some criticisms primarily based on half-truths. Next, the Lieutenant Governor, Mike Stack, accused the GOP of fighting a “war on public workers”.

“Both McGinty and Stack offered the Governor’s pension “reform” plan as an alternative. As CAP previously noted, the Governor’s plan does nothing to address the unsustainable structure of the pension system. Instead, it relies on debt and higher taxes to ensure that public workers continue to receive retirement benefits that have long since disappeared from the private sector.

“If the Senate Republican plan amounts to a war on public workers, then the Wolf administration is playing the role of mercenaries in a fight against tax payers. Over the course of the primary and general election, the Wolf campaign accepted over $3 million from public sector unions in direct contributions. . .” c

PoliticsPA: “5/22 Morning Buzz”

“Toomey’s seat moves from Toss-Up to Leans GOP while Sestak feuds with local and national Dems, and Club for Growth calls Shuster scandal-plagued. Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz!

PA-Sen: Sabato Moves 2016 Race from “Toss-Up” to “Leans Republican”: The political forecasters now feel incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey has a slight advantage.

PA-Sen: Drama Between Sestak and National Dems Continues: A new story in Politico highlights the divide between Sestak and state and national Democratic leaders.

Scott Walker Will Keynote Philly GOP Conference: The Wisconsin Governor is joining the line-up of the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference.

PA-9: Shuster to Be Target of Conservative Ads (VIDEO): The Club for Growth alludes to Rep. Shuster’s relationship with a lobbyist in its commercial.

PA-Gov: Lynn Patrone Named Head of New Mental Health Office: The recently created Office of Mental Health Advocate is part of the Department of Corrections.

Statewide PAIndependent: Despite school closing, Education Management ‘committed’ to repaying state grant PLSReporter: An interview with Labor and Industry Sec. Kathy Manderino Capitolwire: Collaborative agreements with nurse practitioners can generate thousands for PA physicians

Philadelphia Heard in the Hall: The unlikely bromance that became likely: Nutter and Kenney


Mark Levin Show, 5/21/15

“On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show: How does President Obama live with himself knowing that defenseless girls and women are being brutalized, enslaved, and sold by members of ISIS as a recruiting tool? Captured girls are hanging themselves with scarves just to get out of the hell they’re in. Obama knows more than we know and continues to ignore it and let them suffer.

“Also, there’s a new rule in American politics according to Jorge Ramos: nobody can make it to the White House without the Latino vote. Ramos doesn’t celebrate assimilation or Americanization, but rather racialism. Later, the American government created the modern ghetto through progressive policies. FDR and the New Deal took integrated inner-city neighborhoods and created segregation through federal spending and policies. We need to talk openly about what we’ve done as a nation and how to undo it, and we can’t do that if we refuse to be explicit about what the reality is.

“Finally, the indictments against the Baltimore police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death are completely unjust. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake doesn’t represent the people of Baltimore; she represents Valerie Jarrett and Obama.”

Brian Lada, Accuweather: “Late-Season Freeze to Threaten Northeast Friday Night”

“It might feel more like late October rather than late May in the Northeast on Friday night as temperatures dip well below normal.

“Frost will threaten gardens across the region on Friday night as chilly air moves in from Canada.

“The coldest air will focus across the interior Northeast with some locations bottoming out in the 20s.

“Homeowners who have already planted their annual flowers and vegetation should take the proper precautions to protect their plants from the potentially damaging cold. . .”



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.


Independent Women’s Forum

Janet: Track the RINOS

“If you would like to follow your Representative and our Senators, go to this link: mail_update&utm_medium=email

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



About jamesbrody

Psychologist, photographer, biker, and writer posing as a political activist.
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