By William W. Lawrence Sr
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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.
Joan of Arc
Patriot Act Author Says Obama Abused Law — Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama Administration have used the cover of the Patriot Act to collect the phone records of essentially every call made by millions of Verizon customers.
Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc) is the author of the law.
Here is what he says about what the Obama Administration has done:
“As the author of the Patriot Act, I am extremely troubled by the
FBI’s interpretation of this legislation. While I believe the Patriot
Act appropriately balanced national security concerns and civil rights, I
have always worried about potential abuses,
“The Bureau’s broad application for phone records was made under the
so-called business records provision of the Act. I do not believe the
broadly drafted FISA order is consistent with the requirements of the
Patriot Act. Seizing phone records of millions of innocent people is
excessive and un-American.”
Patriot Act Author Says Obama Abused Law
The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC, one of the first federal Tea Party PAC’s in the nation–and one of a few such PAC’s with an overall winning record–is questioning Governor Chris Christie’s appointment of Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa to fill the US Senate seat left vacant due to the death of Frank Lautenberg.
“The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC is dismayed by Governor Chris Christie’s apparent lack of interest regarding this unique opportunity for Republicans to pick up a New Jersey US Senate seat for the first time in over 40 years,” said PAC President, Don Adams.
“His appointment of Jeffrey Chiesa, as a placeholder, is troubling to say the least. By selecting a placeholder–and not a contender– Governor Christie is forfeiting the power of incumbency.
“The Governor seems to be ceding this seat to the Democrats–which is something we are not willing to do. He should have appointed a viable Republican candidate–one who could have carried the Republican torch heading into the
fall general election.”
“Had the Governor saved the NJ taxpayers $12 million by holding the special election at the same time as the general election and made history by appointing the first female US Senator in Garden State history–he could have set in motion an amazing victory and proved the strength of his brand by demonstrating he has long coattails,” said Mount Laurel resident and PAC Vice President Bill Green.
“If he had also managed to win back the NJ State Senate and/or Assembly–he would have catapulted himself into the lead position in the 2016 race for the Republican presidential nomination.
“His obvious fear of Democrat Mayor Corey Booker–who is facing strong primary opposition–and may be terribly damaged if he even wins that primary–suggests that the Governor suffers from a lack of confidence and is adverse to taking the slightest risks.
“One thing is almost certain,” Adams added. “Chris Christie will be re-elected Governor under any scenario–and for the record–the Independence Hall Tea Party PAC endorses his candidacy.
The Delco Patriots joined Americans for Prosperity ( AFP ) in a successful Lobby Day in Harrisburg on June 4. A busload of Delco and King of Prussia Tea party members rallied in Harrisburg for a day of speeches, meetings with local representatives and a powerful explanation of the “Common Core” educational issue by Dr. Peg Luksik. They were joined by patriots from Butler, Berks, Lehigh and Westmoreland counties.
The Common Core initiative is another effort by the federal government to control something that should remain a state and local responsibility. In education, one size does not fit all and standards should not be reduced to the lowest common denominator. Local teachers and school boards should be the judge of what is appropriate, not federal bureaucrats.
Other issues discussed included “Pension Reform”, “Paycheck Protection” (No coerced union dues), “Prevailing Wage” and tax cuts for Pennsylvania businesses.
Pennsylvania has the second highest corporate tax rate in the United States at 9.99 percent. This high tax added to the federal and local tax burden discourages employers from locating in Pennsylvania AND encourages PA businesses to locate in other states or overseas.
Courtesy of Fran Coppock
Ray Stevens Come to the USA
By William W. Lawrence Sr
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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: There is one great thing that you men will all be able to say after this war is over and you are home once again. You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you won’t have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, Well, your Granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana.
General George S. Patton, Jr
Tonight’s meal by Chef Bill Sr was a lamb bone soup with lentils preceded by an antipasto of cold meat and Swedish farmer’s cheese.
Dessert was a delicious strawberry rhubarb pie by Mrs. Chef Bill.
The beverage was simple iced tea.
The lamb bone soup recipe is actually a legendary one. To get it, along with a story go here.
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has announced that Gary Carver, CEO of Carver International, Inc., has received a 2013 President’s “E” Award which recognizes companies for making a “significant contribution to increasing American exports.”
Carver International, an international freight forwarder based in Erie, is one of 57 U.S. companies being honored this year.
Gary Carver E For Exporter
Today’s link is from from the Chillicothe Gazette and, in recognition of the 69th Anniversary of D-Day, honors the World War II veterans who are dying at a rate of more than 600 per day.
Those wishing to honor The Greatest Generation locally should make plans to participate in the greeting of those returning from Honor Flight Philadelphia’s next trip to Washington D.C., 6 p.m., Saturday, June 15, at St. Kevin’s Parish Hall, 2009 W. Sproul Road, Springfield.
Honor Flight is a national non-profit organization founded in 2005 to give aging or terminally ill veterans a day of honor in Washington D.C.
For this trip, almost all the 100 veterans participating are from World War II, so come out, hold a sign, wave a flag or just applause.