Tar Feathers Supply Demand — Politicians beware. Bill Denison has informed us that the price of tar (asphalt) and feathers have increased drastically over the last eight years indicating much greater demand for them.
Tar Feathers Supply Demand
They are not. They are anti-hypocrisy and anti-corruption. Most believe that collective bargaining is a very good thing in many circumstances and that labor laws have made our lives generally better.
When they hear but silence, however, from organized labor when American workers are made to train their foreign replacements; when they see the hipster doofus with the Foxconn-made iPhone demanding the hard-working pizza shop owner pay his staff wages he can’t afford; and when they are confronted by those with $477,591 pensions demanding that working families cough up another 1K to keep their pensions funded, they fully understand what the union leaders and their progressive allies are about, and fully understand that they must be fought.
Anyway, here is the latest illustration of the character of those imposing “the progressive” agenda upon us. The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers is among the big-government special interest groups fighting the mild state pension reforms being pushed by Republicans in Harrisburg. The reforms would stop existing employees from spiking their their average salaries and put new state workers and public school teachers in a 401K type program.
What kind of pension plan does the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers offer its employees? That’s exactly right LOL. Can you spell “hypocrisy”? I knew you could.
That those proclaiming themselves “progressives” are thoughtless people who don’t care a whit about anyone but themselves is something to take to the bank.
A few July 4 facts courtesy of the Delaware County Patriots.
Marion Douzou, a French PhD candidate who is researching the history of the Tea Party in Pennsylvania, will the speaker at tomorrow night’s (April 10) meeting of the Valley Forge Patriots. It starts 6:30 at P J Ryan’s Pub, 233 Bridge St., Phoenixville, Pa. 19460.
Say what you want, French academics like the Tea Party. Here is Agnes Trouilet (third for left) marching with the Delaware County Patriot contingent in Springfield Township’s 2014 Independence Day Parade. Agnes was writing a thesis on the Tea Party movement for the University of Paris.
‘The Determinators’, a chilling film that reveals the dark side of a fully implemented Obamacare will be aired 7 tonight by the West Chester Tea Party on the second floor of the East Goshen Township Building, 1580, Paoli Pike, West Chester, Pa., 19380.
If you can’t make it you can watch it here:
Hat tip Delaware County Patriots
Sharyl Attkisson, Emmy-winning reporter and author of the best-selling book Stonewalled, will be among the speakers at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, April 17-18 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill.
Other speakers will be Sen. Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai, Phelim McAleer, producer of the film Gosnell and Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center.
For information about registration and cost visit here.
The Valley Forge Patriots and Citizens for Liberty will have a meeting 7 p.m., tomorrow, March 4, on the topic of Supporting the Second Amendment.
Location is the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Co., 170 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, Pa. 19406
Speakers will be Kim Stolfer, chairman of Firearms Owners Against Crime and a Marine combat veteran who served in Vietnam and Joshua Prince of Prince Law Offices & Firearms Industry Consulting Group.
Recently, Joshua has sent letters to over 90 municipalities regarding their illegal firearms ordinances, and many have repealed these illegal ordinances because of it.
The Tea Party movement has been accused of being run by racists and bigots and sexists and homophobes. Its members have been accused of being anti-science who don’t care if the world is burning to the ground.
The charges are false. In fact, when one looks at those making them and then follows the money, well, it is more often than not welcome to the Tea Party.
But there was plenty of kindling and maybe the biggest pile of it was the housing bust sparked by the misue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Fannie Mae is the Federal National Mortgage Association which is a financial services corporation created by the U.S. Congress in 1938 to expand the secondary mortgage market by securitizing mortgages. The nickname comes from its acronym (FNMA)
Freddie Mac is Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC) It is also a “government-sponsored enterprise” and was created in 1970. Freddie Mac buys mortgages on the secondary market, pools them, and sells them as a mortgage-backed security to investors on the open market.
In 1992, the Housing and Community Development Act was passed and this mandated Fannie Mae to provide mortgages to low-income people who would otherwise be considered bad credit risks, which were then pooled by Freddie Mac.
Under the Clinton administration, these risky loans boomed. Now, Fannie and Freddie while “government sponsored” are publicly traded, although both are now over the counter as they were delisted by the New York Stock Exchange in 2010. Their officers are not government employees.
The expanded loans made it look like they were just doing great when it was doing anything but.
Harold Raines was the CEO of Fannie Mae. He made about $90 million in salary and bonuses. J. Timothy Howard was CFO and Leanne G. Spencer was controller. They also made money.
In December 2006, U.S. regulators filed suit against them seeking to recoup $115 million in bonus payments along with $100 million in penalties. In 2012, the suit was dropped. They got away with it.
Pretty good heist, right?
The bad loans at Fannie and Freddie cost the U.S. taxpayers between $224 and $360 billion in bailouts.
Bernie Madoff was a piker to these guys and he’s going to die in prison.
And that is just one more reason why there is a Tea Party and people are angry and suspicious of those running government.
The Delaware County Patriots report that a Delco support police rally will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 4 on both sides of Baltimore Pike in Springfield and Clifton Heights.
There will be fundraising from 2 to 3 p.m. in front of Millers Ale House to benefit the families of murdered New York Police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. T-shirts will be sold and donations collected.
Millers address is 18 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, Pa. 19064 for those who want something to plug into their GPS navigation system.
Information about parking and other matters can be found here.
Dom Giordano has been named the Independence Hall Foundation‘s 2014 Patriot of the Year. He will be honored, Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Foundation’s Christmas Celebration of Religious Liberty, 3:30-6 p.m. at The Omni Hotel, 401 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 19106
“Most of you are fully aware of Dom’s substantial contributions, both on and off the air, to the conservative movement in our region,” said Teri Adams of the Foundation. “For over two decades in his professional radio broadcasting career, Dom has been a consistent conservative voice. Time and again, he has used his voice to come to the aid small business owners and individuals victimized by the left. We salute Dom, and his wife Rosemary, and hope that you will join us this Sunday at our Christmas Celebration of Religious Liberty to pay to tribute to a true conservative hero and patriot.”
Previous Patriot Award recipients include Pennsylvania philanthropist Tom Smith, businessman Joey Vento, and television personality Herb Dennenberg (posthumously).
Cost for the event is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $10 for students and free for children 12 and under.