ALERTS: VFP 9/11 @ Ryan’s; Planned Parenthood Protest; Janet – Planned slaughter; Norristown Demo 8/22; Reimer – Citizen Involvement Coalition.
LEADS: NRO – Walker’s Health Plan; Drudge Links; – Donald; FAHRENHOLD – Donald’s changing mind. WEISS – IRS Hacks.
THE HILLARY: MacFARLAND – Hillary’s Watergate; NY POST – Hillary Milhouse?; DANIEL – Bathroom server; Drudge Links.
PA: BOEHM – Kane’s ethics? KNEPPER – PA Redevelopment Projects; WILLIAMS – School registration.
END NOTES: McCARTHY – Hillary’s character; MARK LEVIN – Immigration.
PATRIOTS, PLEASE JOIN US TO KICK OFF OUR NEW SEASON!
Fri. Sept. 11, 2015
233 Bridge St. Phoenixville, Pa.
Oath Keepers, a national group with local chapters, will provide a speaker. We want to learn more about what they do, what their mission is, and get some insight into emergency preparation. You may have heard that Oath Keepers were in Ferguson during the recent turmoil to support the local police. We are waiting for confirmation regarding a speaker. Please stay tuned for more information.
VFP will also be doing another post card blitz to oppose the Iran Deal. We will provide post cards, stamps and talking points. The cards you write will be sent to key targets to lobby against the bad “Deal” where Iran gets billions from the U.S., dropped sanctions, unknown side deals and they get to keep their centrifuges. Even Chuck Schumer is against it.
Don’t forget the Planned Parent protest Saturday, August 22, in Norristown at the PP clinic on 1221 Powell Street. The rally starts at 9:00AM or whenever you can get there and will probably run until noon. Please bring appropriate signs.
PLEASE NOTE, SAVE THE DATE – VFP along with Faith & Freedom Coalition Penna. Chapter, and perhaps other local groups, will hold a prayer rally on September 12, the day after our monthly meeting on 9-11. Speakers and members will be praying for our Country and for our leaders to bring us back to the foundational principles of our founding. We are working to secure a location but one good option is Valley Forge Park. More information will be forthcoming. Please spread the word through your churches, friends, and organizations.
As you can see, we are starting off our new season with a “bang”. We want and need your help and participation to make things work.
What: Protest PP’s harvesting and selling of aborted baby parts
Where: Planned Parenthood facilities across America
When: August 22, 2015 from 9:00am-11:00am
Contact: Email or call 773-777-2900
ProtestPP.com is dedicated to the peaceful exercise of our First Amendment rights of free speech and public protest. ProtestPP.com will vigorously defend those rights and repudiates all abortion related violence.
Dear Pro-Life Friend,
I’m sure you’ve seen the undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors callously discussing how to dismember aborted babies and sell their body parts for profit.
But what can you DO about it?
You can join me for the National Day of Protest against Planned Parenthood — taking place at the Planned Parenthood facility in NORRISTOWN.
This protest will be one of OVER 250 events coast-to-coast on August 22, in cooperation with a coalition of more than 40 pro-life groups.
This is going to be the largest national protest of Planned Parenthood this country has ever seen. You don’t want to miss it!
EVENT: NORRISTOWN #PPSellsBabyParts Protest
WHEN: Saturday, August 22, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Planned Parenthood, 1221 Powell St. Norristown
Come out August 22, and bring your friends — especially those who haven’t been out on the front lines at an event like this before.
We may never have a better opportunity to strip Planned Parenthood of their massive $500 million taxpayer subsidy and expose the truth about this corrupt organization.
So mark your calendar and plan to come out for the #PPSellsBabyParts protest in NORRISTOWN on August 22!
You’ll also want to get started making signs for your protest. You can have them designed and professionally printed, or make your own with poster-board and markers. You can find some suggested wording for signs right here.
Whatever you put on your signs, be sure to focus on Planned Parenthood’s barbaric practices of aborting babies and selling their body parts.
Don Reimer: “Civic and Citizen Involvement Coalition”
Diana and I ask you to accept this personal invitation to Civic and Citizen Involvement Coalition for its initial presentation of two audio-visual community-based enterprises.
The presentations will be of interest to people of faith and civic-minded citizens: Faith Beyond the Church Door and Self-Governance Rediscovered.
Doors open at 6:30 pm with light refreshment. The presentation begins promptly at 7:00 pm this coming Tuesday, 18th of August. Join us in the Community Room, Lansdale Public Library, 301 Vine St, Lansdale, PA .
By forwarded email, if you agree, please extend this invitation to your group (Valley Forge Patriots)
Please note the attachment. Thank you.
Don and Diana Reimer, Civic and Citizen Involvement Coalition, 215-361-3094 h
LEADS . . .
NRO: “Walker’s Plan to Replace Obamacare: The Best, to Date, from the 2016 Field”
“Scott Walker is putting forward a plan to replace Obamacare that conservatives and voters generally ought to find very attractive. It takes a scythe to Obamacare’s regulations: The plan restores states’ pre-Obamacare role as the lead health-care regulators. The individual and employer mandates would vanish. The federal government would no longer determine which benefits are ‘essential’ for everyone’s health insurance. At the same time, the plan would enable anyone who wants catastrophic health coverage to get it.
“The plan has four key parts. First, Obamacare’s regulatory centralization would be reversed. Second, tax credits would be provided to enable people to buy insurance. These credits would vary by age but would not vary by income — avoiding a feature of Obamacare that has added a great deal of complexity and has reduced incentives to work. Third, states would gain authority and responsibility over much of Medicaid. Federal aid per capita would be capped so that states no longer had an incentive to spend more money. Fourth, health savings accounts, which allow people to save tax-free to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses, will be greatly expanded.
“Obamacare’s two main political strengths have been that it provides coverage to a lot of people who lacked the income to get it, and that it protects sick people from facing discrimination by insurers. Walker’s plan shows that these benefits need not be tied to Obamacare’s intrusive regulations and taxes. We have reason to think that roughly as many people would get coverage under Walker’s plan as under Obamacare. Some of that coverage will be less comprehensive, but much of it will be cheaper and provide more financial protection. “Insurers, meanwhile, will be prevented from discriminating against sick people so long as they have maintained their insurance coverage. People will thus have both the incentive and the means to get covered. For those who are already sick and don’t have coverage, the plan provides for high-risk pools — but the need for them would diminish with time. Walker’s plan draws on the best conservative thinking on health care and suggests that the party is in the process of building a consensus. It is very similar to plans that already have the support of the chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Budget Committee. Senator Marco Rubio has advanced similar ideas in outline form as well. Walker has presented the best plan yet from a presidential candidate, and we hope that other candidates will feel no compunction about copying him. . .”
Drudge Links (8/18/15): The Donald vs. All
ZUCK YOU! WASH POST: Trump calls for unprecedented crackdown on illegals… ‘Would wreck havoc on society’… ‘Catastrophic’… QUALCOMM lays off locals after applying for ‘thousands’ of foreign workers… BUCHANAN: Immigration is issue of the century… ‘Will West endure or disappear’… POLL: Trump Pulls Clear of Competition…
David Fahrenhold, WaPo: “20 times Donald Trump has changed his mind since June”
Obama solved the problem with a teleprompter . . .
“Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, has done a lot of things no other GOP candidate this year would dare try: pick a fight with Fox News. Bad-mouth prisoners of war. Wear Palm Beach casual-wear to the Iowa State Fair. Tell small children he is Batman.
“But this might be the most daring: Trump seems to be making up his own platform as he goes along.
Looking back over his interviews and speeches, it appears that Trump came into the race with only a vague idea — or perhaps no idea — how he wanted to handle some major, obvious, policy issues. So, when someone pointed out a new wrinkle that Trump hadn’t thought of, he came up with a new answer. And then another.
“On some issues, Trump’s campaign has gone through more than half a dozen plans in two months. And counting. For instance:
“Donald Trump’s plan to defeat the Islamic State. (7 versions!)
“Donald Trump’s plan for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. (6 versions)
“Donald Trump’s plan for tax reform. (7 versions)
“Donald Trump’s plan for the nuclear deal with Iran. (2 versions)
“Donald Trump’s plan for “Obamacare.” (4 versions)
“And finally: Donald Trump’s plan for governing the United States.
“Version #1: Be flexible.
“We’ve had no leadership in the country…. For doing that, you need compromise. You need back-and-forth. And it’s not about a plan. It’s about flexibility. You need flexibility.” (Aug. 14)
Elizabeth Weise, USA Today: “IRS hack far larger than first thought”
“SAN FRANCISCO — A hack of the Internal Revenue service first reported in May was nearly three times as large as previously stated, the agency said Monday.
“Thieves have accessed as many as 334,000 taxpayer accounts, the IRS said.
“In May, the IRS reported that identity thieves were able to use the agency’s Get Transcript program to get personal information about as many as 114,000 taxpayers.
“On Monday, the IRS said an additional 220,000 accounts had also been hacked. In all, 334,000 accounts were accessed, though whether information was stolen from every one of them is not known.
“The hackers made use of an IRS application called Get Transcript, which allows users to view their tax account transactions, line-by-line tax return information or wage and income reported to the IRS for a specific tax year.
“To enter the Get Transcript system, the user must correctly answer multiple identity verification question.
“The hackers took information about taxpayers acquired from other sources and used it to correctly answer the questions, allowing them to gain access to a plethora of data about individual taxpayers.
“The Get Transcript service was shut down in May. . .”
THE HILLARY . . .
K.T. McFarland, Fox: “Is the Hillary email scandal Watergate all over again?”
“. . . It was one of the most stunning political reversals in modern times. For years, commentators have wondered why Nixon didn’t just destroy the tapes when he had the chance.
“Today it seems like déjà vu all over again, to quote Yogi Berra. “Did Hillary Rodham learn from Nixon’s mistakes? Did Hillary Rodman Clinton think if she destroyed her email server, or wiped it clean, she could avoid Nixon’s fate? The problem is in the digital age nothing is permanently wiped away. Even if Hillary succeeded in deleting the emails, they probably exist on other people’s computers.
“Why did Clinton have a private email system in the first place? Did she think by keeping her email and files under her control she could decide what to make public and what to keep out of prying eyes? She is famously rigorous about her statements and public image. Did she believe if she could control the historical record she could fashion her own legacy?
“Why did Clinton, like Nixon, refuse to turn them over in the first place? Does she have something to hide? She claims the emails she did not turn over were personal, about her yoga schedule and her mother’s funeral. She claims they were deleted because of convenience. But she is the one who made that call, not some neutral third party. Nixon claimed his tapes were his property, too. He claimed the ones that were not turned over contained top secret national security information. Was Secretary Clinton trying to hide some wrongdoing? Are those missing emails about the Benghazi scandal? About a relationship between the Clinton Foundation donors and her decisions at the State Department?
“Why has the administration suddenly reversed course to allow inquiries into Hillary’s emails? It’s hard to believe that in one of the most partisan administrations of all time, the sudden onslaught of Executive Branch investigations are an accident. She is now being investigated by three government agencies – The Justice Department, the State Department and the Intelligence Community. If so, why? Has someone at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue concluded they do not want Hillary Clinton to succeed President Obama.
“Will the investigations find any evidence of wrongdoing? Once special prosecutors are appointed, or congressional investigations begun, they always find something. Watergate, Iran-Contra, Whitewater.
“Secretary Clinton has gone from saying she never received classified emails on her personal email account, to saying she never received emails that were marked classified. That’s a big leap. If they were classified, and someone deleted the classification, that’s an offense.
“We are not at the end of investigations into Hillary Clinton. . .”
“Now Hillary Clinton’s being compared to President Richard Nixon by one of the two reporters famous for breaking the scandal that brought Nixon down. How much worse is the email mess going to get?
“The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward laid it out Monday: ‘You’ve got a massive amount of data. It, in a way, reminds me of the Nixon tapes: thousands of hours of secretly recorded conversations that Nixon thought were exclusively his.’
“Then came ABC News’ report that a backup server likely holds all the emails Clinton said she’d deleted — which could open up a whole new front in the probe.
“More bad news: The State Department has flagged another 305 Hillary emails as likely containing classified information. This despite Clinton’s claim that such info never touched the personal account she used for all her government business.
“State also confessed it just found nearly 18,000 emails from Hillary aide Phillipe Reines to 34 media outlets that Gawker requested in a Freedom of Information Act filing in 2013. Until now, State had said the emails didn’t exist.
“New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie scored on the bigger picture: “Could you imagine, if after the [Bridgegate] investigation began, I came out and said, ‘Oh by the way, I’ve done all my business as governor on a private email server, and I’ve deleted now 30,000 of those emails, but trust me, none of it had to do with the bridge’? . . .”
Hugo Daniel, UK Daily Mail: “EXCLUSIVE: Hillary’s email firm was run from a loft apartment with its servers in the BATHROOM, raising new questions over security of sensitive messages she held”
- Democratic White House front-runner used Platte River Networks of Denver, Colorado, to maintain her controversial ‘home brew’ server
- Up to 60 emails with classified material have been found in a sample of those she did not delete – meaning there could be many more
- Now Daily Mail Online reveals new questions over security of her emails when Platte River was involved in maintaining server
- ‘Mom and pop’ firm used converted residential apartment and had its own servers in a bathroom closet
- Links between ‘local’ IT company and Clinton remain unclear but its VP of sales and marketing, who was sued for ‘fraud’ is said to be ‘big Democrat’
Drudge Links (8/18-19/15)
NEW COUNT: CLASSIFIED EMAILS GROW TO 305… State Dept. Finds 17,855 ‘Missing’… PRUDEN: Hillary Horror Movie, a Sequel… CHELSEA GETS AWAY… Drip, drip, drip… Probe tests FBI chief… Could find more than just emails…
POLL: CLINTON LOSING GROUND TO SANDERS… BELOW 50% FOR FIRST TIME… TRUMP CLOSING IN… PAPER: From ‘Bernie Who?’ to ‘Bernie Why Not?’ O’Malley Privately Lobbies For More Debates… AUGUST BREAK: Inside Hillary’s $100,000 vacation rental…
PA . . .
Eric Boehm, PA Independent: “Ethics complaint targets Kane; alleges she used public office for her criminal defense”
“Already the target of a criminal investigation by one Pennsylvania prosecutor, Attorney General Kathleen Kane could soon be investigated by the state’s ethics commission, too.
“And maybe the FBI.
“Political activist Gene Stilp on Tuesday morning filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission against Kane. It alleges she’s using state office to aid her defense against criminal charges brought by Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman.
“Kane was changed Aug. 6 with obstructing administration of law or other government function, official oppression, criminal conspiracy, perjury and false swearing. The charges stem from information about a secret grand jury proceeding that she leaked to a newspaper, allegedly intending to embarrass a fellow prosecutor as part of a political revenge scheme.
“Since charged, Kane has professed her innocence and refused to resign. But Stilp believes she has run afoul of Pennsylvania’s ethics laws by remaining in office.
“‘During this process the Attorney General has utilized Commonwealth owned property and Commonwealth employed personnel to further her actions for her defense and has financially benefited from the use of Commonwealth personnel and property,’ Stilp said Tuesday.
“He pointed specifically to Kane’s Aug. 12 news conference, during which she discussed the criminal charges against her. The news conference was held in the state-owned media center, in the basement of the state Capitol, and was conducted with the assistance of public employees, including security personnel, communications personnel and Kane’s own staffers.
“‘No official business was conducted by anyone involved,’ Stilp added.. . .”
Leo Knepper, CAP: “How State Redevelopment Projects Really Work”
“. . . In 2008, the General Assembly and Governor Rendell authorized an expenditure of $15 million for the “[a]cquisition, infrastructure, rehabilitation, construction and other costs related to the redevelopment of the Ardmore Train Station, including the abatement of hazardous materials.” Seven years later the project has yet to break ground. Making matters even worse, the redevelopment of the Ardmore Train Station no longer includes redeveloping the actual train station.
“While in the planning stages, Lower Merion Township drastically expanded the scope of the project to include the creation of “mixed use” property and a parking garage adjacent to the train station. Because of funding issues the train station project and mixed-use project were separated. As time went on less emphasis was placed on rehabilitating the train station, and more attention went into the private development. However, the state funding source never changed.
“Although the funds were earmarked for redeveloping the train station, the township ultimately approved using the funds for a parking garage. In December of 2013, Governor Corbett’s Office of the Budget rescinded $12 million in funding. As noted by an extensive article from the Main Line Times, the Office of the Budget correctly recognized that the scope of the project had shifted markedly and, as a result, the funding would be reduced and made for the train station only.
“The Office of the Budget was correct in its decision. Although the rehabilitation of the train station would have had a minimal impact on the economy of the area, it was at least a project for the “public good”. In contrast, the bulk of the benefit from the multi-use and parking portion of the project would have been to the bottom line of the property developer: Dranoff Properties. The decision to rescind the money did not stand long. After lobbying from Dranoff, the project had $10.5 million in funding reinstated by the Office of the Budget. “As an interesting coincidence, Carl Dranoff made $10,000 in campaign contributions to Governor Corbett’s re-election campaign over the course of 2014. . .”
Damon Williams, PhillyTrib: “District registration for immigrant students closes Aug. 28”
“. . . Last year, the center registered more than 800 students from more than 70 countries. Collectively, those students spoke more than 40 different native languages.
“The district also noted families shouldn’t be concerned about registering their child based on their immigration status. The district referred to Plyler v. DOE, a U.S. Supreme Court decision which held that it is unconstitutional to deny free public education to children who are not legally admitted into the United States.
“City immigrant populations have been on the rise since Mayor Michael Nutter’s signage of a a pair of executive orders, starting in 2009.
“All city services, including but not limited to the following listed services, shall be made available to all city of Philadelphia residents, consistent with applicable law, regardless of the person’s citizenship or legal immigration status,” read a portion of one order. “[Those services include] police and fire services; medical services, such as emergency medical services, general medical care at community health centers and immunization; testing and treatment with respect to communicable diseases; mental health services; children protective services and access to city facilities, such as libraries and recreation centers.”
“That order also stipulated that law enforcement officials alone are allowed to question an individual’s immigration status, or those who work for a municipally–governed service or program. Nutter’s second immigrant executive oder, signed in 2014, ended the procedure of detaining individuals without a warrant on behalf of Immunization and Customs Enforcement. . .”
END NOTE S. . .
“The Clinton camp is desperate to narrow the latest Hillary scandal to the question of whether she committed indictable classified-information offenses. Her criminal liability is quite beside the point. This is about judgment, credibility, and character.” Andrew McCarthy http://www.nationalreview.com/article/422587/hillarys-emails-benghazi
Mark Levin Show (8/18/15)
“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin Show: The argument that an illegal alien can step into the United States, claim legal and political jurisdiction, and confer citizenship to their child is insane. People claiming to be Constitutional experts saying that the 14th Amendment allows birthright citizenship are dead wrong. The 14th Amendment didn’t even give citizenship to Native Americans, why would it give citizenship to illegal aliens? The Constitution is on our side in a second way: Article 1 Section 8, which grants plenary power to Congress to establish a uniform rule of naturalization. We’re tired of being told someone can come into our country illegally, claim citizenship, and we’re told there’s nothing we can do about it. We have policies that promote illegal aliens and illegal alien children more than the American citizen and American child – we’re committing national suicide.
“Later, does Hillary Clinton represent all women when she’s playing dumb about her private server? She knew enough to make sure it was hidden, and now acts like she has no idea how a computer works.”