“Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.” Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. He was probably talking about a liberal….
Tomorrow, February 25th, in DC: Health Care Rally
Beware the incoming winter storm! http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=eastusnews
“Critical Care: The Patients’ Summit Thursday, February 25 at 9:30 am to deliver a simple message: the American people have rejected this trillion-dollar takeover of health care. Congress should start over from scratch, or better yet, focus on policies that create jobs and get our economy moving again.
“First, we’ll gather outside the Blair House, 1651 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,at 9:30 a.m. on February 25 where President Obama will be hosting his “Health Care Summit.” We’ll make sure attendees like Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid hear our message as they head inside.
“Then, beginning at 11:30am we will hold our own Critical Care: The Patients’ Summit at the JW Marriott in DC just a few blocks away.” Tim Phillips, President, Americans for Prosperity
See: “Ryan to the rescue.” http://www.economist.com/world/united-states/displaystory.cfm?story_id=15498288
John Boehner: BO Doubles Down on Health Care
““The President has crippled the credibility of this week’s summit by proposing the same massive government takeover of health care based on a partisan bill the American people have already rejected. This new Democrats-only backroom deal doubles down on the same failed approach that will drive up premiums, destroy jobs, raise taxes, and slash Medicare benefits.
“This week’s summit clearly has all the makings of a Democratic infomercial for continuing on a partisan course that relies on more backroom deals and parliamentary tricks to circumvent the will of the American people and jam through a massive government takeover of health care.
Byron York: House Dems Don’t Have the Votes
Andrew Napolitano on the Commerce Clause and the Patriot Act
Thanks, Lou… http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7n2m-X7OIuY
Inhofe: “Investigate Gore!”
“Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) today asked the Obama administration to investigate what he called “the greatest scientific scandal of our generation” — the actions of climate scientists revealed by the Climategate files, and the subsequent admissions by the editors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report (AR4).
“Senator Inhofe also called for former Vice President Al Gore to be called back to the Senate to testify.
“‘In [Gore's] science fiction movie, every assertion has been rebutted,’ Inhofe said.”
See also: “Al Gore’s nine lies.” Investors Business Daily: http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=522005
“ACORN is attempting to perpetrate yet another spectacular fraud on the American people in order to keep tax dollars and foundation grants flowing into its coffers.
“With the fallout from the hidden camera videos last fall, congressional funding of ACORN’s election fraud and racketeering business is no longer guaranteed, so ACORN is trying to pass off various state chapters as ”new” groups
“As part of the radical group’s fraudulent rebranding scheme, ACORN has renamed its New York chapter New York Communities for Change. Unlike on the West coast where ACORN is at least pretending its renamed California chapter (Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment or ACCE) is not part of the ACORN network, New York Communities for Change shares the same Nevins Street address as ACORN’s Brooklyn office.
“A March 4 fundraiser for New York Communities for Change is being hosted by Debra Cooper.
“Meanwhile, the Massachusetts branch of ACORN has been renamed New England United for Justice.
Dennis Prager: Government or Parents?
“One of the major differences between the Right and the Left concerns the question of authority: To whom do we owe obedience and who is the ultimate moral authority?
“For the Right, the primary moral authority is God (or, for secular conservatives, Judaeo-Christian values), followed by parents. Of , government must also play a role, but it is ultimately accountable to God, and it should do nothing to undermine parental authority.
“For the Left, the state and its government are the supreme authorities, while parental and divine authority are seen as impediments to state authority.
“Let’s begin with God.”
John Fund: Beck Privately Appreciated by GOP…
“Republicans in Congress will no doubt view Mr. Beck’s comments as unhelpful. They feel the time for ritualistic self-flagellation is over, and they should be judged by their success in mobilizing nearly every Republican in Congress to vote against last year’s stimulus package and the Obama health care bill. Several GOPers complained that Mr. Beck is indirectly encouraging third-party candidates to challenge them this year, threatening to divide the conservative vote.
“In reality, the Tea Party activists who are the core of Mr. Beck’s viewing audience have made a pragmatic decision to forswear splinter-group politics and work within the Republican Party. It’s true Mr. Beck’s words sting and may show insufficient appreciation for recent GOP solidarity against big government. But given the powerful pressures in Washington for even conservatives to backslide when it comes to spending, the Fox News firebrand is probably doing GOP members a favor by keeping the heat on them. When he was president, even Ronald Reagan expressed private appreciation for activists who made it uncomfortable for the “weak sisters” in the Republican Party who didn’t back his agenda.”
Israeli Drones Can Reach Iran
“Israel’s air force on Sunday introduced a fleet of huge pilotless planes that can remain in the air for a full day and could fly as far as the Persian Gulf, putting rival Iran within its range.
AfgPak: More ‘Bots in Our Fight
“In Afghanistan now, in the battle for Marjah, the coalition has 15,000 soldiers ranged against an estimated 400 Taliban fighters. It sounds like no contest. Yet progress is slow and bloody because the Taliban have ringed the town with IEDs in what soldiers call the ‘belt of death’.
“The work of the British and American soldiers who disarm these devices is heroic. But the real race to counter the threat is going on thousands of miles away in secret laboratories on America’s east coast.”
Bob Samuelson: Greece & Ruins of a Welfare State
“It would be possible in other circumstances to disregard the ongoing story of Greece and its debts as a tedious tale of financial markets. But there’s much more to it than that. What’s happening in Greece speaks to two larger issues affecting hundreds of millions of people everywhere: the future of the welfare state and the fate of Europe’s single currency — the euro. The meaning of Greece transcends high finance.
Every advanced society, including the United States, has a welfare state. Though details differ, their purposes are similar: to support the unemployed, poor, disabled and aged. All welfare states face similar problems: burgeoning costs as populations age; an overreliance on debt financing; and pressures to reduce borrowing that create pressures to cut welfare spending. High debt and the welfare state are at odds. It’s an open question whether the collision will cause social and economic turmoil.”
Mainstream Media, Climate, and the Rest of Us?
Woods and Santorum apologized to their wives….
“It’s been called the “biggest scientific scandal in history.” It has everything to earn Pulitzer consideration: lies and misconduct in high places, political implications, even massive financial transactions that may or may not be legitimate or even legal. It’s big news … as long as you read the Telegraph, the Guardian, the London Times, or even major Indian papers.
“It’s no news at all if you read the U.S. mainstream media.”
CPAC: Breitbart Kicks ‘Em Some More:
“Look, mainstream media, it’s now six months since ACORN, and you just lost New Jersey, Massachusetts and Virginia,” he said, referring to Republican victories in those states.
“Breitbart, who was introduced by Giles, said the conservative movement should stop always playing defense. The success of O’Keefe and Giles, he said, represents a better tactic. “We went on offense.”
“He also targeted John Podesta, a White House ally and former Clinton chief of staff who heads a liberal think tank, the Center for American Progress.
“‘You waged war against the good American people,’ he said. ‘You progressives, we’re going to come after you so hard. You have no idea what you’ve awakened in this country.’”
CPAC: Beck’s Uncut Speech
“The worst is still ahead of us…”
Cloward-Piven: Political Change Through Orchestrated Crisis
According to Joseph Farah (2/5/10) Cloward-Piven led to 1) a guaranteed annual income, 2) three times as many social workers were hired (3.4 million – 10.4 million), 3) increased registration of Democrat voters (Wade Rathke and ACORN), and attempts to establish universal voting (Soros et al). Get a copy of the film, Generation Zero…
“One of two things must be true. Either the Democrats are unfathomable idiots, who ignorantly pursue ever more destructive policies despite decades of contrary evidence, or they understand the consequences of their actions and relentlessly carry on anyway because they somehow benefit.
“I submit to you they understand the consequences. For many it is simply a practical matter of eliciting votes from a targeted constituency at taxpayer expense; we lose a little, they gain a lot, and the politician keeps his job. But for others, the goal is more malevolent – the failure is deliberate. Don’t laugh. This method not only has its proponents, it has a name: the Cloward-Piven Strategy. It describes their agenda, tactics, and long-term strategy.
“The Strategy was first elucidated in the May 2, 1966 issue of The Nation magazine by a pair of radical socialist Columbia University professors, Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. David Horowitz summarizes it as:
“The strategy of forcing political change through orchestrated crisis. The ‘Cloward-Piven Strategy’ seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.
“Cloward and Piven were inspired by radical organizer [and Hillary Clinton mentor] Saul Alinsky…”
Sends me messages that I’m not supposed to reveal to her husband, Bill. And she wants money. His opponent, John Murtha is dead.
Bill Bennett’s latest book – A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears
America 1988-2008. $12.75 and up at Amazon….The third in a series that Bennett works hard and with some success to introduce into middle and high school curricula.
Announcements and Meetings
February 24th, 6:30-8 PM, Sam Rohrer, Farm & Home Center
Off Manheim Pike, on Arcadia Road. I really, really, really URGE everyone to come out because one of the main purposes is to sign his petition (to get him on the ballot) and also to pick up any campaign materials that people need…Lisa Armelino
February 25th, AFP Rally: Blair House, Washington, 9:30 AM – “Health Care Summit”
Lots of snow due that afternoon…
“First, we’ll gather outside the Blair House at 9:30 a.m. on February 25 where President Obama will be hosting his ‘summit.’ We’ll make sure attendees like Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid hear our message as they head inside.
“Then, beginning at 11:30pm we will hold our own Critical Care: A Patients’ Summit at the JW Marriott in DC.
“If you can’t join us in person in Washington, you can still be a part of the Patients’ Summit. We’ll be Webcasting live online at AmericansforProsperity.org.”
Pat Toomey Speaks: February 25th, Thursday. 45th Annual Lincoln Day Dinner
Republican Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth
Merion Tribute House, Merion Station, Pa. www.LincolnDinner2010.com
Also, Bob Guzzardi will have copies of his petition. He runs for Lieutenant Governor.
“Bob Guzzardi supports Pat Toomey for Senate
“Bob Guzzardi supports Sam Rohrer for Governor
“Bob Guzzardi supports Bob Guzzardi for Lieutenant Governor
“I am running as Republican independent of the party Establishment Insider Network. I am running to be the eyes and ears of The Forgotten Taxpayer and Small Business Person in Harrisburg. I am Not Business “As Usual. I am seeking the endorsement of Republican Voter, not the Business as Usual Establishment.
“Pennsylvania is headed toward a fiscal iceberg and it needs new people in the wheelhouse to change course. The iceberg is the revenue shortfalls and the pension bomb, about 10 billion in a 28 billion general fund budget. The State budget is 160 billion.
“My focus is on bringing value to the voter – information he and she needs to make informed decisions about government policies and candidates. The Lt. Governor office can be a venue of open and transparent government.”
February 26th, 5-8 PM: Petition Signing: Toomey, Rohrer, Sellers…
Valley Forge Patriots, 2nd Floor, Molly McGuires, Phoenixville. Notary on site!
195 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460-3401, (610) 933-9550
February 27th, 10:15 AM-1 PM: Sestak Scatters Job Candy from BO
Interboro High School, 16th & Amosland Rd, Prospect Park, 19076
“Even if Joe Sestak is not your congressman now, he wants to be your senator. This is a great opportunity for us to educate the public on what Joe stands for. We will be handing out literature exposing his positions on the issues and his voting record. There will be signs available or you can bring your own.
“Educating our communities about his far left progressive agenda and its danger is our responsibility if we are going to restore our Republic and our Constitution. Please join us!!!
“For more information call Helen Weber-610-692-6125”
March 5th, 5-8 PM: Petition Signing: Toomey, Rohrer, Sellers…
Others welcome. Valley Forge Patriots, 2nd Floor, Molly McGuires, Phoenixville. Notary on site!
195 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA 19460-3401, (610) 933-9550
March 6th, 4 PM: Safari Club Banquet
Westover Country Club, Jeffersonville. Registration required: Bob Spanger, 609-944-7816.
Chester County Elections
March 9th: Last day to file nomination petitions. (Do it earlier, risk a challenger.)
VF Patriots, Friday, March 12th, 6-9 PM Candidates Forum
The Franklin Commons, 400 Franklin Avenue, Phoenixville, PA 19460, in the conference room at the Grant Street entrance. Moderated by GOP Committeeman Brian Peppel.
7 PM: State Representatives for PA Districts 26th, 150th & 157th
8 PM: Federal candidates for the 6th, 7th & 13th Congressional Districts. DianeCanney@verizon.net
TEA Party Express: 3/27-4/15/2010.
Starts in Nevada, stops in DC….http://www.teapartyexpress.org/
April 15th, 5-9 P.M.: 2nd Annual Tax Day Tea Party
Rally at the corners of Bridge & Main Street in Phoenixville. Please bring your TEA (Taxed Enough Already) signs. We have the second level of Molly Maguire’s set aside to enjoy some food, drink and merriment before, during and after our rally. Speakers to be announced.
April 16-18th, 2010, 11 AM, “The Patriot Caucus”
Price: $5.00 per person
Valley Forge Convention Center, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406, 610)354-8212
“Our floor capacity will be approximately 1,000. The conference will be set up theatre style and there will be no meal breaks. Each individual will be responsible to leave the room and eat whenever possible. This is done to ensure we keep the event free and low cost, and that we utilize all time possible.” http://www.meetup.com/912-PA/calendar/12227504/
July 15-17th: National TEA Party Unity Convention
Tea Party Nation is pleased to announce the National Tea Party Unity Convention, to be held in Las Vegas. http://www.teapartynation.com/