Adam Schiff Pedophile Or Don’t Throw Stones — Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA28), who is one of the faces of the Democrat Party, ought to be very careful about throwing stones.
On yesterday’s (Sept 20) Morning Joe show, he said regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that the GOP is OK with “putting someone who committed attempted rape on the Supreme Court of the United States.”
Really? A 36-year-old allegation rife with vagueness and inconsistencies and with a strong taint of politics equals guilt?
Chesco Controller Seeking To Kill K-9 Unit? –-The Democrats took control, last November, of several Chester County line offices, including controller, and as is their wont turned them into tools of toxic partisanship.
Controller Margaret Reif has released to the press an “audit” concerning the county’s K-9 Unit. The unit was started by Sheriff Bunny Welsh in 2006 and is funded with private money albeit obviously some public resources find there way to it.
Ms. Reif claims she has found financial impropriety and says she has a scandal. The Daily Local News is running stories about it.
The only thing Ms. Reif has revealed, though, is her profound ignorance. She mocks the notion that the unit’s dogs are considered sworn deputies, a tradition in law enforcement.
“What do they do? Sign with their paw?” she scoffed.
Is it hate that drives her or simple stupidity?
Naturally, however, the usual suspects have formed a lynch mob against much-admired Sheriff Welsh and want to subject her to two-minutes of hate each day until the 2019 election.
Dawson Muth, the sheriff’s department solicitor, has released a powerful point-by-point rebuttal which we are including below.
The most telling point is in the last paragraph.
“Finally, what is the controller’s goal here?” Muth says. “To shut down the K-9 Unit? To go back to the days of waiting hours for Philadelphia bomb dogs to show up during bomb threats?”
No good deed goes unpunished.
Does simple decency and the public good now take distant back seats to partisan hate for Democrats? Unfortunately, the answer is yes.
Statement of Chester County Sheriff’s Solicitor
“Four-thousand, seven hundred, eighteen dollars and forty-one cents paid for a stay at the Hilton Baltimore in June and July 2015. At least $5,290.74 on 75 miscellaneous lunches and dinners over a three-year period; $4,200 for a custom-made golf cart; $2,500 for tires and front and back winches on a privately owned pickup truck; $579 for a one-night stay at the Quality Hotel in Exton in September 2017.”
These are just a fraction of the egregious misrepresentations printed by Daily Local News reporter Michael Rellahan in a story published on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Yes, Mr. Rellahan was simply regurgitating the unverified information provided to him by County Controller Margaret Reif, but, at the very least, he should have attempted to verify the information. Had the Controller taken the least bit of time to ask any questions or conduct a proper investigation and audit, which any professional will agree includes asking questions concerning expenditures, receipts and accounts, or even attempted to the slightest degree of professionalism to verify any of the information she forwarded to the press, she and the Daily Local News would have learned that the Baltimore hotel bill covered the attendance of eight (8) Chester County Sheriff Deputies, two of whom were accompanied by their K-9 partners, at the National Sheriffs’ Association conference in Baltimore. For the first time in decades, the event, which offers a superb training and networking opportunity, was held in this region, making the CCSO’s participation affordable. It indeed was an honor for the CCSO to be featured at and to make a presentation at a National Conference.
The cost of meals over three years included a multitude of events, such as hosting regional K-9 trials and competitions – the kind of valuable training sessions that improve the quality of the CCSO’s award-winning K-9 teams. Yes, some of those funds were for meals for the K9 Deputies as a reward for their hard work and service. They are on-call and frequently get called out in the middle of the night or work weekend events. Again, these costs were not paid for with taxpayer funds.
The so-called “custom-made golf cart” is another gross inaccuracy. The vehicle in question is a used utility vehicle which was purchased with private funds and has been called into service at numerous Community and K-9 events. It has been used to transport people in medical emergencies out of crowded situations such as the Freedom Fest and other Community events the Sheriff’s Office is called upon for security. The vehicle is equipped with a medical kit just for such purposes. It has also been used for non-K-9 purposes,such as transporting county workers with health issues to their cars when the parking garage elevator went out of service. It is not a “golf cart”, it has a specific, legitimate function. This vehicle was purchased with private funds raised by the hard working men and women of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office and is now property of the County, at no cost to the taxpayers. You are welcome!
The accusation that mechanical work was done on a personal pickup truck represents a blatant malicious lie. The work was performed on a county-owned vehicle, which the Sheriff’s Office uses for special events. It is a surplus specialty vehicle, purchased with private funds and then titled over to the County. Perhaps if the Controller took just a moment of time away from attacking the Sheriff and checked to ascertain which vehicles are owned by the County she might have discovered this before making such an absurd allegation.
A $579 bill for a one-night stay at the Quality Hotel in Exton in September 2017 is equally inaccurate. The CCSO took its turn hosting the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association of Pennsylvania. The bill – again, at no expense to taxpayers — covered two nights for four deputies, who were working around the clock to ensure that the conference was successful and safe. Again, no taxpayers’ dollars were spent on this endeavor.
The controller has been quoted as saying that her review raised more questions than it answered; however, what’s significant is that no questions were ever asked of anyone connected to the Sheriff’s Office as would be done in a professional audit. In addition, no one bothered to take an inventory of items and assets that were purchased with K-9 funds, items that have since benefitted all county citizens in numerous ways. The controller interpreted the numbers in the light most unfavorable to the CCSO and then provided them to the Daily Local News, which ran them without verifying anything.
It’s outrageous to think that a report like this, filled with inaccuracies and assumptions was released, and even more outrageous that a newspaper would print it. A real audit is being done by a well-respected CPA in the area. I’m very confident that the results will indicate nothing improper, and I hope the Daily Local News will make sure that information gets publicized with the same prominence as the egregious misrepresentations to date.
In the meantime, the controller should be asked some questions. Why does she continue to reference hundreds of thousands of dollars that have been raised using county resources when no documentation supports that claim? The only way to reach that number has no connection to the county: It includes the value of the veterinary care and related services that have been donated by generous individuals who recognize the K-9 Unit’s importance. It also includes the increase in the dogs’ value. The initial investment for a dog and training is about $15,000 to $20,000. A fully trained canine is valued at $30,000 to $40,000.
Why has the controller opted to turn this issue into a prolonged public assault? Why does she leak information to the press in piecemeal fashion? Would she have handled matters the same way if the Sheriff were a Democrat? How can she suggest that she’s committed to reducing costs when she’s chosen to rack up legal fees and force county workers to spend weeks of their time examining a private fund that provides myriad benefits to taxpayers at minimal cost? She argues that CCSO employees received comp time for staffing the three annual fundraisers that support the K-9 Unit and other community programs; that time represents far less than 1% of the employees’ total hours. As a result of those efforts, K-9 teams have found lost children, cleared schools after a bomb threat, and removed dangerous criminals from the street, AT NO COST TO THE TAXPAYERS!!!
Why has the controller offered no suggestions for funding the K-9 Unit? With no expense line in the budget for K-9s, how could the teams possibly compete, host an event, train or teach without support from donations and contributions? As the K-9 program has grown, fueled by demand for its services, it has brought national acclaim to Chester County. The K9 Deputies and their K9 partners have won numerous awards, and its programs, such as the use of “control poles” to reduce dog fatalities during encounters with law enforcement, have served as national models.
Finally, what is the controller’s goal here? To shut down the K-9 Unit? To go back to the days of waiting hours for Philadelphia bomb dogs to show up during bomb threats? To bring negative publicity to a county that has always prided itself on resolving problems with collegial cooperation? During one early discussion with the Sheriff, the controller mocked the fact that the dogs are all sworn deputies. “What do they do? Sign with their paw?” she scoffed. One can’t help but wonder whether her lack of understanding and appreciation of the dogs’ value will make it impossible for her to retreat from her relentless attacks on one of the county’s most valuable assets. Perhaps she should have been standing in the ruins of the Barclay Friends nursing home when K-9 Don, named the top cadaver K-9 in the nation two years in a row, helped authorities search for and locate one of the missing victims of the fatal fire, at no cost to the taxpayers.
In April 2014, famed billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein donated $2,600 to the campaign of Gwendolyn Beck, an independent candidate in Virginia’s 8th congressional district. He also gave $5,000 to a political action committee controlled by Ms. Beck, who finished a distant third in November’s general election.
Ms. Beck was not a novice to politics, of course. In 2010, she was date of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) to a dinner at the Obama White House.
While Menendez never faced charges concerning this claim, he was charged with bribery and related crimes after accepting gifts — including a stay at an exclusive Dominican Republic resort — from Florida businessman Salomon Melgen and allegedly pressuring that nation into giving Melgen’s company a port security contract. He also allegedly got visas for several of Melgen’s girlfriends.
His trial ended with a hung jury and prosecutors declined to try again after the Supreme Court struck down Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s bribery conviction concerning unclarity as to what was an official act.
Broward Sheriff Wants Participation Trophy — Broward County, FL Sheriff Scott Israel, yesterday (Feb. 24) on CNN’s “State of the Union” responded to criticism about his department’s feckless response to the Parkland school massacre that saw 17 students and teachers murdered in cold blood with 14 others wounded.
Daylin Leach Sexual Harassment Claims — Daylin Leach, the 17th District Pennsylvania senator who is — or had been anyway — the likely Democrat taking on incumbent Republican Pat Meehan in next year’s 7th District congressional race, is facing accusations of sexual harassment.
Multiple ex-staffers — male and female — are accusing Leach of “highly sexualized jokes and comments” and touching women in a way they deemed inappropriate.
Leach is a piece of work. He is the kind of guy you vote for if you are a masochist who wants life harder, poorer and generally more miserable.
Al Franken Sex Assault — Ancient allegations of sexual misconduct are tough to buy, but every now and then there is evidence.
Like a photo.
That’s Saturday Night Live comic, U.S. Senator and Democrat (three strikes) Al Franken. His victim is Leeann Tweeden, a news anchor for KABC in Los Angeles. She is asleep. The incident occurred on a C-17 cargo jet coming back from a USO tour in Afghanistan in 2006.
Ms. Tweeden had made several USO trips as her father served in Vietnam and her husband, then boyfriend, Chris is an Air Force pilot. Franken came along on this one. She said he groped her and tried to kiss her throughout leaving her feeling violated at several points. She didn’t know this happened, however, until she got a CD from the photographer chronicling the trip.
Franken has represented Minnesota since 2009. Franken is described as a male feminist (four strikes) but that just means he’s pro abortion and mouths the right things before the right ladies-who-lunch groups.
So Mitch McConnell, you going kick this pig out or what?
The articles a good search provides are endless related to the recent decade of Democrat calls to violence. Does the Democrats proclivity for bloodshed attracts those who advocate murder and mayhem to their side or did they advocate violence in order to gain the support of Hezbollah and its military wing Hamas (the Islamic Resistance) CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood?
Obama gave $33 billion to Iran, the world’s number one sponsor of Hezbollah terror on his way out the White House door. Democrat leadership did nothing to stop him. It was paid in gold and cash. How best to kick back American taxpayer dollars to our socialist democrats or to pay for influence in Hezbollah, one hand washing the other.
If Iran is the number one sponsor of terrorism, what does that make America who is now a huge contributor to that nation? Democrat-led American governments have become an important financial supporter of terror around the world.
This substantive evidence underwrites the Democrat elite’s financial and philosophical support of terror. In fact, they have not shied away from supporting domestic terror. Black Lives Matter has proven their affection for violence in the US. They spent the summer of 2016 inciting riots in cities around the country and warring against police departments over false tales of police brutality. Occupy Wall Street rioters had the support of the attempted mass murderer of US Senators in Alexandria, James Hodgkinson.
So when US officials call for “taking to the streets” (Obama, Loretta Lynch, Tim Kaine) have no doubt as to the violence they are advocating.
As Montgomery County’s watchdog and voice for the forgotten taxpayer, I have on multiple occasions exposed the Democrat Commissioners’ practices of catering to campaign donors, especially in the area of low-income housing.
My hope was that my shining a light on the shaded backroom governing practices of former Commissioner Josh Shapiro would put an end to politics as usual in Montgomery County.
However, since Commissioner (Val) Arkoosh assumed the role of chair of the board in November 2016 the practice of catering to campaign donors continues.
There comes a point where we can no longer dismiss these votes as isolated incidents and must call it what it is: A pattern and practice of raising taxes on county residents while awarding sweetheart deals to campaign donors.
In the past, the awarding of contracts to campaign donors was done mostly through the allocation of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds. However recently, Commissioner Arkoosh has been doing most of her catering through Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA) which gives local taxing authorities the ability to give special tax provisions to a taxpayer for a limited period of time.
This is particularly concerning because Commissioner Arkoosh, with the help of former Commissioner Josh Shapiro who broke his no-tax pledge, has voted to raise taxes on the average county taxpayer every year she has been in office.
When looking at the most recent occurrence and then tracing back to prior votes, the facts speak for themselves:
At the meeting held June 15, 2017, Commissioner Arkoosh voted to award ELON Development Company, a development arm of the Altman Group of Companies, special tax exemptions for a low-income, senior housing project in Norristown.1 The developer, through another arm of the company, Glenside Partners, has made $1,000 in campaign contributions to Commissioner Arkoosh’s campaign committee, 2 $2,500 to the Shapiro/Arkoosh joint campaign account,3 and has given $1,000 to Former Commissioner Josh Shapiro’s campaign committee.4
At the meeting held February 2, 2017, Commissioner Arkoosh voted to award Developer Kevin Silverang special tax exemption for a project in the Borough of Hatboro.5 Kevin Silverang’s wife, Claudia Silverang has donated to $2,500 to the joint Shapiro/Arkoosh campaign account6 and a total of $14,500 to former Commissioner Shapiro’s campaign committee.7
Silverang is also the beneficiary of a sale/leaseback agreement in which the County sold its Human Services Building to Silverang for $17.5 million and then agreed to leaseback the building for $34.5 million in rent over the course of 15 years.8
At the meeting held December 1, 2016, Arkoosh voted to award Westrum Development Co. special tax exemptions as well as a tax forgiveness of $40,000 owed in County taxes (in addition to forgiveness of more than $750,000 in taxes owed to Norristown School District and Municipality).9 At that meeting, Michael Clarke, the Solicitor of the Norristown School Board, urged the Commissioners to vote for the project.10 Michael Clarke has donated $2,500 to Commissioner Arkoosh’s campaign account.11
These most recent examples are in addition to the other deals with donors which I exposed in the past. Along with this press release, I am including my previous releases that explain the catering to campaign contributors I brought to light last year.
Seth Rich Revelations With Comey Gone — Something interesting has happened with the draining of James Comey as FBI director, namely revelations that the feds knew that Seth Rich had been communicating with Wikileaks.
Rich’s killing occurred just two weeks before the Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia and the release of emails showing that Democrat National Committee undermined the Bernie Sanders campaign in favor of Hillary Clinton.
A federal investigator says that 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments between Democratic National Committee leaders, spanning from January 2015 through late May 2016, were transferred from Rich to Gavin MacFadyen, an American investigative reporter who was director of Wikileaks, before May 21.
He says the FBI has possession of those emails.
Now when are people going to start remembering John Ashe or don’t BLM?
Fear Not Nihilists, Yon Republicans — For any Republican legislator who feels a need for a shot of spine concerning the protests at GOP town halls, it has been conclusively revealed that those causing the disruptions are not their constituents but organized — and often paid — outsiders.
“No, Donny, these men are nihilists, there’s nothing to be afraid of,” as Walter Sobchak would say.
Here’s the audio as obtained by 96.5 KPEL of Lafayette, La.