HANSON – Knocking on war’s door.
LEADS: PARSONS & BENNETT – NSA to store data; HELMAN – Spratly Islands; FABIAN – BO’s immigration; CURL – EPA takes your puddle to be helpful; WILLIAMSON – Bernie Sanders; WELCH – LA union oppose minimum wage.
THE HILLARY: DRENNAN – Carly makes circles; DRUDGE LINKS – Carly.
ISLAM: SIDER & PAYNE – Another cartoon contest; CROWLEY.
PA: KNEPPER – EPA appt. SNYDER – Ups & Downs.
END NOTES: COUTLER – Adios; MARK LEVIN notes; TAYLOR – No ice retreat.
ANNOUNCEMENT: VF PATRIOTS, 6/12; Ann Coulter, 6/15.
Recommended: JANET – Track the RINOs; Independent Women’s Forum.
AARON KLEIN, WNTP, 990AM, 7PM, SUNDAY
Centimeters or Inches
“Dollars are just a method of keeping count, and mandating higher wages for work that has not changed at all is, in the long run, like measuring yourself in centimeters instead of inches in order to make yourself taller, or tracking your weight in kilograms instead of pounds as a means of losing weight. The gentlemen in Washington seem to genuinely believe that if they measure their penises in picas they’ll all be Jonah Falcon — in reality, their interns won’t
notice any difference. . .” Kevin Williamson http://www.nationalreview.com/article/418926/bernie-sanderss-dark-age-economics-kevin-d-williamson
Victor Davis Hanson, Townhall: “Knocking On War’s Door”
“. . . By 2015, America’s enemies had created chaos and defined it as the new normal. “The next president will face a terrible dilemma. To restore order, he or she will have to convince our allies that we are recommitted to their security. “Any red lines issued will have to be enforced. Aggressors such as Russia, China, Iran and the Islamic State will have to be warned to cease and desist or face pushback from far stronger U.S.-led coalitions. Just as Reagan’s return to normal U.S. foreign policy was considered radical after the Carter years, so too the next administration will be smeared as dangerously provocative after Obama’s recession from the world stage. “The Obama foreign policy cannot continue much longer without provoking even more chaos or a large war. Yet correcting it will be nearly as dangerous. “Jumping off at the global tiger is dangerous, but climbing back on will seem riskier.”
LEADS . . .
Christie Parsons & Brian Bennett, LA Times: “If NSA surveillance program ends, phone record trove will endure”
“The National Security Agency will mothball its mammoth archive of Americans’ telephone records, isolating the computer servers where they are stored and blocking investigators’ access, but will not destroy the database if its legal authority to collect the material expires on schedule this Sunday, officials said Thursday.
“The NSA’s determination to keep billions of domestic toll records for counter-terrorism and espionage investigations adds another note of uncertainty to a debate that pits the Obama administration’s national security team against opponents who argue the government data trove violates Americans’ privacy and civil liberties.
“The political and legal dispute will come to a head Sunday when the Republican-led Senate returns to work a day early to seek a resolution — hours before the law used to authorize the controversial NSA program, and several other key counter-terrorism provisions, expires at 11:59 p.m. . .”
Also – Dustin Volz, National Journal: “Rand Paul Gets Pressured to Block Any Last-Minute Patriot Act Renewal”
“Some surveillance critics want the White House contender to block any Patriot Act extension. Others hope he steps aside to allow one last vote on the Freedom Act. . .”
“May 29, 2015 A coalition of nearly 20 groups spanning the political spectrum—including Demand Progress, the Sunlight Foundation, and Tea Party Nation—are urging Sen. Rand Paul to stick to his guns and block any attempt to extend the expiring Patriot Act when the Senate reconvenes Sunday for a last-minute session called to save the lapsing authorities.
But other critics of government snooping are hoping Paul steps aside to at least allow a revote on legislation that would renew but reform the post-9/11 law’s sunsetting surveillance powers . . .”
Also – Stephen Dinan, Washington Times: “Patriot Act phone snooping likely to expire after McConnell gambit backfires”
“. . . Section 215 is slated to expire on June 1, as are expanded powers to go after lone-wolf terrorist actors and to have wiretaps track terror suspects if they switch phones.
The House, in a strikingly bipartisan 338-88 vote, approved a bill, the USA Freedom Act, extending most of the powers, including Section 215, but limiting it so that it cannot be used for bulk collection. In the case of the NSA, the government would have to ask phone companies to store the data, and agents would have to apply for a particular number if they believed it was associated with terrorism.
“That bill garnered 57 votes in the Senate — but that fell three shy of the 60 needed to clear a filibuster. Mr. McConnell, who led the filibuster, had hoped that once he blocked the USA Freedom Act, his colleagues would be left with no choice but to extend all of the powers, including bulk collection, lest they expire.
“As it turns out, he badly miscalculated. . .”
Christopher Helman, Forbes: “Whatever Is Behind China’s Spratly Island Showdown, It Isn’t Drilling For Oil”
“. . . The 35 islands and hundreds more reefs and guano-covered rocks are spread across an area the size of California but comprise less land area than San Francisco. The Chinese and Vietnamese think there might be great bonanzas of oil and gas there. The U.S. Energy Information Administration thinks the chance of that is roughly zero.
“Indeed the Spratlys are not important for any oil and gas under them — but rather because of the oil and gas (and everything else under the sun) that floats past them. More than half of world maritime trade passes through the South China Sea, with the world’s busiest shipping lane passing right by the Spratlys. That includes billions of barrels of oil a year and hundreds of billions of cubic feet worth of liquefied natural gas. Control this flow and you control the energy security of Asia.
“This week Beijing made the unprecedented admission that its construction project in the Spratly Islands is part of a military strategy that includes the extension of its naval strength beyond the mainland and into the open seas. China criticized the U.S. for “meddling” in the South China Sea and on Monday complained about a U.S. recon flight over the Spratlys.
“A Pentagon spokesman defended U.S. movements there, reportedly saying: “All of our flights and all of our ship movements are through international airspace and international waters,” said Col. Steve Warren. “This is part of our mission to defend freedom of navigation.”
“The animosity isn’t new. Chinese vessels have harassed U.S. ships and aircraft in the region for years. . .”
Also – Arthur Waldron, John Batchelor Show, 5/27/15
“Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor of International Relations in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania: PLA navy has built artificial islands in the South China Sea to intimidate its neighbors: Japan Philippines, Indonesia, Micronesia, Australia. Global Ties says hat war with the US in inevitable unless the US ‘lets China have its way’ in ht Spratleys. China did not expect that anyone would much object to China’s taking over; when it decided to bash its weakest neighbor, Philippines, which it did several times, Had that world according to plan, other states would have given in.
“However, Philippines went to the World Court, is sedulously pursuing, Japan has been donating the latest patrol craft to Manila, which has not bowed. China has got itself impaled on that self-created problem and the other neighbors are all upset, Problem is beginning to crest. Cf Schlieffen-Plan* to sweep through Belgium and take Paris. Didn’t count on Belgium resisting; has the only rail link ‘twixt Berlin and Paris. Nazis so angry they burned Louvain’s priceless library of Medieval manuscripts; finally failed. Germany’s master plan failed on its first move; similar to China’s master pan, which has got hung up. Now the US Secy of Defense has said, “We’ll all go wherever it’s legal to go and ignore Chinese restrictions.” Will China shoot down US planes? Not a great idea. The seminal Global Times editorial was not only in English, was also in Chinese. Oops. No easy climbdown. “US Navy has four options: can fly over; sortie with warships; blockade; or land on one of the artificial islands. There’ll likely be some shooting incident; we need to find a way for China to back off. Russia has fouled up negotiations with China – esp since there’s a lot of Pacific territory that China thinks was stolen.
Jordan Fabian, The Hill: “Legal setback clouds fate of Obama’s immigration actions”
“The fate of President Obama’s controversial deportation-relief program has been thrown into question following a legal setback that has pro-immigration groups increasingly nervous. “In a split decision earlier this week, a three-judge panel from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals handed a victory to Obama’s opponents when it refused to lift a hold on his executive actions, which could allow millions of immigrants in the country illegally to live and work in the U.S. without fear of deportation. “The decision made it more likely the court battle will spill into 2016, the final year of Obama’s presidency.
“‘I think it’s a real concern that this litigation delay is going to be protracted and that this could very well push into next year,’ said Marshall Fitz, vice president of immigration policy at the Center for American Progress, which has close ties to Obama. “In a sign that the administration is now resigned to a lengthy legal battle, the Justice Department announced Wednesday it would not make an emergency request to the Supreme Court to lift the hold on his order. The DOJ is instead choosing to focus on its appeal of the injunction itself, a proceeding not expected at the 5th Circuit until July. “Advocates say remain confident the Obama administration will eventually prevail in a series of legal challenges related to a lawsuit brought by 26 states against the programs. “But they worry the longer the fight drags out, the harder it might be to convince immigrants to sign up for the programs. . .”
Joseph Curl, Washington Times: “Obama admin asserts dominion over creeks, streams, wetlands, ditches — even big puddles”
Monday – review of Charles Murray, “By the People,” that hits this problem and similar problems . . .
“President Obama’s administration on Wednesday claimed dominion over all of America’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, brooks, rivulets, burns, tributaries, criks, wetlands — perhaps even puddles — in a sweeping move to assert unilateral federal authority.
The Environmental Protection Agency, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, says it has the authority to control all waterways within the United States — and will exercise that authority.
“‘We’re finalizing a clean water rule to protect the streams and the wetlands that one in three Americans rely on for drinking water. And we’re doing that without creating any new permitting requirements and maintaining all previous exemptions and exclusions,’ EPA head Gina McCarthy told reporters Wednesday.
“The moves comes as part of the Clean Water Act and federal officials say they are simply trying to help businesses comply with regulations. . .”
Kevin Williamson, NRO: “Bernie Sanders’s Dark Age Economics”
“Lest you suspect that I am distorting the senator’s words, here they are:
‘You can’t just continue growth for the sake of growth in a world in which we are struggling with climate change and all kinds of environmental problems. All right? You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country. I don’t think the media appreciates the kind of stress that ordinary Americans are working on.’
“This is a very old and thoroughly discredited idea, one that dates back to Karl Marx and to the anti-capitalists who preceded him. It is a facet of the belief that free markets are irrational, and that if reason could be imposed on markets — which is to say, if reason could be imposed on free human beings — then enlightened planners could ensure that resources are directed toward their best use. This line of thinking historically has led to concentration camps, gulags, firing squads, purges, and the like, for a few reasons: The first is that free markets are not irrational; they are a reflection of what people actually value at a particular time relative to the other things that they might also value. Real people simply want things that are different from what the planners want them to want, a predicament that can be solved only through violence and the threat of violence. That is the first reason that this sort of planning leads to gulags. The second is that there are no enlightened planners; men such as Senator Sanders imagine themselves to be candidates for enlightened leadership, but put a whip in his hand and the gentleman from Vermont will turn out to be another thug in the long line of thugs who have cleaved to his faith. The third reason that this sort of planning always works out poorly is that nobody knows what the best use of resources actually is; all that the would-be masters know is that they do not approve of the current deployment of resources. . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/418926/bernie-sanderss-dark-age-economics-kevin-d-williamson
Matt Welch, Reason: “L.A. Unions Seek Exemption from Minimum Wage Hike They Helped Push Through”
“Corrupt labor leader has the gall to call his rule-bending ‘freedom’
“We can at least thank the perpetually debased political class of Los Angeles for being transparent in their gag-inducing shamelessness. You recall the historic 14-1 vote 10 days ago by the union-dominated L.A. City Council to raise the minimum wage to $15? Well, the Los Angeles Times is reporting on the next shoe to drop:
For much of the past eight months, labor activists have argued against special considerations for business owners, such as restaurateurs, who said they would have trouble complying with the mandated pay increase.
But Rusty Hicks, who heads the county Federation of Labor and helps lead the Raise the Wage coalition, said Tuesday night that companies with workers represented by unions should have leeway to negotiate a wage below that mandated by the law.
“With a collective bargaining agreement, a business owner and the employees negotiate an agreement that works for them both. The agreement allows each party to prioritize what is important to them,” Hicks said in a statement. “This provision gives the parties the option, the freedom, to negotiate that agreement. And that is a good thing.”
“Hicks has more than a rusty conception of “freedom.” True freedom—heck, true industrial freedom, to exhume a resonant California phrase—is about letting those icky other people come up with their own agreements, even if you don’t quite fancy the terms. There’s another word available to describe forcing people under threat of government punishment to comply with terms you have dictated, and then turning around and exempting yourself from those rules: blatant, coercive corruption.
THE HILLARY . . .
Kyle Drennen, Newsbusters: “Carly Fiorina Runs Circles Around Andrea Mitchell, Blasts Hillary”
“During a live interview with Carly Fiorina on Wednesday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell fretted over the Republican presidential candidate’s attacks on Hillary Clinton: “You were really the breakout star according to all reports from Iowa last weekend, the biggest crowds, especially when you went after Hillary Clinton. Is that because you’re the only woman in the Republican field, that you feel enabled to go after her?”
“Fiorina explained: “I think when 82% of the American people now believe that there is a professional political class more interested in preserving its own power and privilege than it is in serving the American people, people expect basic questions to be asked of anyone running for president. ‘What have you done? Are you trustworthy? Are you transparent? Will you answer questions?’”
“Mitchell desperately tried to defend Clinton: She’s had a lifetime, though, in public service. Going back to before she was first lady in Arkansas. She can argue that she’s got a record on women’s issues, from the Beijing Women’s Conference to all of her work with the Children’s Defense Fund going up through the Senate, senator from New York, that’s a record. Secretary of state. How do you compare yourself to her?
“Fiorina slammed Clinton’s record as secretary of state: It’s also true that as secretary of state she took women’s rights and human rights off the table for discussion with China. It’s also true as secretary of state that she called Bashar al-Assad a “positive reformer.” It’s also true in 2011, when she was secretary of state, she said that Iraq was a “free, stable, sovereign nation” and now we have a nation falling apart, Iranian influence growing, ISIS growing. It’s true that she said that she could reset our Russia – our relationship with Russia and Vladimir Putin is on the march. So I think all of those things I just named go fundamentally to what is her track record. . .”
Drudge Links: Carly, 5/28/15
ISLAM . . .
Sara Sidner & Ed Payne, CNN: “Hundreds expected outside Phoenix mosque at Mohammed cartoon contest”
“Phoenix (CNN)Jon Ritzheimer is a former Marine, and he has no middle ground when it comes to Islam.
“A T-shirt he wears pretty much says it all: ‘F— Islam.’
“Ritzheimer is the organizer of Friday’s ‘Freedom of Speech Rally’ outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix.
“It’s the mosque that Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi attended for a time. They’re the men who drove from Arizona to a Dallas suburb to shoot up a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest there. Both were killed by police early this month.
“Many Muslims consider any depiction of Mohammed to be blasphemous and banned by the Islamic holy book, the Quran.
“‘This is in response to the recent attack in Texas where 2 armed terrorist(s), with ties to ISIS, attempted Jihad,’ the event’s Facebook page said.
“Some 600 people say they’re attending.
“It’s scheduled to start at 6:15 p.m., about the time evening prayers are taking place inside the center. The rally also features its own cartoon contest, similar to the one targeted in Texas.
“‘I think the whole thing, the cartoon contest especially, I think it’s stupid and ridiculous,’ Ritzheimer said, ‘but it’s what needs to take place in order to expose the true colors of Islam.’ . . .”
Monica Crowley, John Batchelor Show, 5/27/15
“1. Certainly today we can mention the cognitive dissonance of Obama’s praising himself for the end of the Afghanistan war while the Afghan government is under attack. And Ash Carter says the Iraqi army won’t fight in the war that Obama says he ended for the US. Taliban claims attack on guesthouse in Afghan capital – Al Jazeera English After Ramadi, what options does US have for ISIS fight in Iraq? (CNN) U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s remarks that the Iraqi military ‘showed no will to fight’ during the fall of the key city of Ramadi to ISIS … 2. Also, there’s panic for the Obama team over Ash Carter’s remark: witness how Ezra Klein sent one of his spin soldiers to knock Ash Carter and claim that the Iraqi army didn’t run at Ramadi. This is silly – it’s so completely Emperor Has Clothes by the few Obama apologists left: 3. Mostly I want to talk about the Fifth Circuit decision that blocks the Obama work permit/driver’s license order last November. This is a blow to Obama, as he cannot take credit for five million new voters owing him allegiance. However, it’s also a blindside tackle to Hillary’s amnesty program, as she’s to the left of Obama. 4. What does the Fifth Circuit ruling do to the Republican candidates on immigration? Who gains and who loses? America’s most powerful former law professor is getting a re-education in the Constitution, and on present course President Obama might flunk out. Witness Tuesday’s federal appeals-court rebuke of his 2014 immigration order, including language that suggests the Administration will also lose on the legal and policy merits.”
PA . . .
Leo Knepper, CAP: “DEP Nominee Deserves Negative Recommendation”
“On June 2nd, the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of John Quigley for Secretary of The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Quigley holds some fairly radical environmentalist positions. The full scope of which can be gleaned from his personal blog. However, his ideology is not the biggest problem with his nomination.
“As CAP noted in a previous blog post, Quigley and the Governor have taken enormous liberties in the crafting of new regulations. Furthermore, they have ignored the clear language of the law to stack a critical regulatory oversight board. Quigley’s complicity in these matters clearly disqualifies him from the position of DEP Secretary.
“The nomination process for cabinet positions at the state level is different from the federal process and bears some explanation. After the governor submits a nominee, the Senate has 25 session days to approve or reject the nominee. If they do not have an up or down vote in that time, the nominee is automatically approved (Article IV, Section 8 Pennsylvania Constitution). Before an up or down vote is held in the Senate, the nominee goes before the standing committee with jurisdiction over the nominees department. In this instance, the DEP falls under the purview of the ERE Committee. . .”
Sy Snyder, PoliticsPA: 5/29 Ups & Downs
“Pat Toomey. The state’s junior Senator has been on a bit of a run lately but this week might have been the most important so far in his quest for re-election. By now, it’s become an open secret that national Democrats wanted Josh Shapiro as their 2016 nominee instead of Joe Sestak. Nevertheless, Shapiro decided not to run, leaving the Democratic Party divided over who to rally around. On top of that revelation came the results of the latest PPP poll, which shows Toomey leading Sestak, Pawlowski and even a hypothetical matchup against Ed Rendell. It’s still incredibly early, but Toomey finds himself in a great spot.
“Tom Wolf. Speaking of polls, that same PPP survey found the Governor’s approval rating at just 40%. The silver lining is that Wolf’s numbers are still better than many other officials, including President Obama. The dark cloud, however, is that Gov. Wolf’s ratings have fallen so fast before the budget battle has even really started. One thing is crystal clear, though, and that is the honeymoon is over. As a result, this summer will be a critical period for the new Governor.
“Nathan Davidson. This week Davidson was named the new Executive Director of the House Democratic Campaign Committee. The HDCC has been left without a leader since last December and is in need of some fresh blood after the GOP swept the 2014 races. A Hershey native, Davidson gets to come back home to the Keystone State to try get House Democrats back on their feet, and maybe someday, back in the majority.
“Rick Santorum. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is running for President! Yeah, of course everyone knew he was going to run again. Also, everyone knows it would be just about impossible to do better than he did four years ago. With so many potential opponents and unfortunate past associations already being litigated, we’re left to wonder why Santorum is even running. Terry Madonna has his own novel theory; Santorum is really running for Vice President. The only thing we know for sure is that we don’t know whether the ex-Senator will regret ever getting back into politics when all is said and done.
“PA Political Writers. Remember the glorious April of 2008, when the entire political world revolved around Pennsylvania? The long lead-up to the Democratic primary between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton brought us legendary speeches and unforgettable debates. Nothing in 2012 even came close to that experience. Pennsylvania, though, may yet have another say in a party’s nominating process. Some Republicans want to move the commonwealth’s 2016 primary up to March 15th, where (along with Florida, Illinois and Missouri) PA can be part of a Super Tuesday. Sure party leaders are hesitant about multiple elections, but come on! Iowa and New Hampshire have been hogging all the fun for too long.
“Tim Tebow. Finally, this week we learned from that same PPP poll that Tim Tebow is quite politically divisive. It turns out that among Eagles fans, 77% of Republicans approve of the Tebow signing while just 36% of Democrats are in favor. It also turns out that Tebow has one rabid fan base. We’ve never seen such passionate comments before, but we’ve learned our lesson. This is not politics, this is Tebow there are rules. Never again will we criticize the hero with the 47.9% completion percentage.”
END NOTES . . .
Ann Coulter, Adios America
“I finally found a Mexican willing to do a job no American will do! I have an explosive book on the No. 1 issue in the country coming out next week, I’ve already written 10 New York Times best-sellers — I’d be on a postage stamp if I were a liberal — but can’t get an interview on ABC, NBC or CBS. “Only Mexican-born Jorge Ramos would interview me on his Fusion network. Yay, Jorge! “After a spellbinding interview, Ramos ended by asking this excellent question — which I had suggested myself for all authors, most of whom write very boring books, harming the marketability of my own books: “Is there anything in your book that isn’t already generally known?” “My soon-to-be-released book, “Adios, America! The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole,” is jam-packed with facts you didn’t already know. Don’t even think of using it as a coaster, like those other books. “These are just a few: “– Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act was expressly designed to change the demographics of our country to be poorer and more inclined to vote Democratic. “– It worked! Post-1970 immigrants vote 8-2 for the Democrats. “– Citing this dramatic shift in the Democratic Party’s fortunes, Democratic consultant Patrick Reddy called the 1965 Immigration Act “the Kennedy family’s greatest gift to the Democratic Party.” “– Immigrants admitted before 1970 made more money, bought more houses and were more educated than Americans. The post-Kennedy immigrants are astronomically less-educated, poorer and more likely to be on welfare than the native population. “– With no welfare state to support them, about a third of pre-1965 Act immigrants returned to the places they came from. British and Jewish immigrants were the least likely to go home — less than 10 percent did. “– Although America is admitting more immigrants, they are coming from fewer countries than they did before 1970. On liberals’ own terms, the country is becoming less “diverse,” but a lot poorer and a lot more Latin. . .”
Mark Levin Show (5/28/15)
“On Thursday”s Mark Levin Show: Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is being indicted for structuring cash withdrawals to get around bank regulations and lying to the FBI. How is it that Hastert is slammed for withdrawing his own money while Bill and Hillary Clinton get away with corruption and money laundering every day? Also, the United States has become an isolationist nation when it comes to military and defense. We’re unilaterally disarming and surrendering geographic areas to one menace after another. President Obama knew Ramadi was a key target for ISIS for over a year. He claimed to have a strategy that included air strikes, yet no air power was used against ISIS while they took Ramadi because of an alleged sandstorm. It wasn’t a sandstorm that stopped us from halting ISIS – it was Obama.
“China and Russia see Obama’s unwillingness to act; if he’s not going to take on the Islamo-nazis, he’s not going to take on the Chinese navy or air force. Later, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Marilyn Mosby, and the U.S. Department of Justice all have blood on their hands for going after cops in Baltimore. Police arrests have plunged and homicides have skyrocketed to the point where Baltimore citizens are afraid to go outside.
“Finally, Rick Santorum joins Mark to speak about his upcoming run for the 2016 presidency.”
James Taylor, Forbes, “Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat”
“Updated data from NASA satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede.
“The timing of the 1979 NASA satellite instrument launch could not have been better for global warming alarmists. The late 1970s marked the end of a 30-year cooling trend. As a result, the polar ice caps were quite likely more extensive than they had been since at least the 1920s. Nevertheless, this abnormally extensive 1979 polar ice extent would appear to be the ‘normal’ baseline when comparing post-1979 polar ice extent.
“Updated NASA satellite data show the polar ice caps remained at approximately their 1979 extent until the middle of the last decade. . .”
ANNOUNCEMENTS . . .
VALLEY FORGE PATRIOTS MEETING, FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 6:30PM
P.J. RYANS, 233 BRIDGE ST., PHOENIXVILLE
“Our own Dave Berg has been studying the Communist Manifesto and will discuss his findings with us and some of the history. Are there parallels with what is going on in the USA today? If so, what are they and what do they mean?
“Also, help the VFP make plans for the Fall and the upcoming election season. Should we team up with another group or groups in an effort to be more effective? If yes, then who?
“Our Legislative Action committee will update us on their plans. We will be reaching out to members who would like to be part of the Legislative Outreach project. The project will be working to obtain a meeting with one or more of our legislators in September or earlier.
“We will hold a Straw Poll (just for fun) to see where members stand on their choice for a new President.
VALLEY FORGE PATRIOTS P.O. BOX 71 VALLEY FORGE, PA 19481
Ann Coulter in Phoenixville!: “Adios America”
VFP will rally and hand out flyers at this event to show our support for Coulter and Stigall and the Conservative movement.
Appropriate signs are welcome. Please join us!w
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:
A good way to see what our Rino’s are doing in D.C.