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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Celebrate Independence Day (A History Lesson)

We present the following synopsis and encourage following the link at the end to read more in great detail.  Enjoy and have a Safe Holiday Weekend Experience!

The History and Origin of Independence Day

By the middle of the 1700s, the 13 colonies that made up part of England's empire in the New World were finding it difficult to be ruled by a king 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean. They were tired of the taxes imposed upon them. But independence was a gradual and painful process. The colonists could not forget that they were British citizens and that they owed allegiance to King George III.
A "tea party" and a "Massacre" were two events that hurried destiny.

Along with general unrest these events united the colonists. In 1767 a tea company in India, owned by England, was losing money. To save the company, England levied a tax on tea sold in the colonies in 1773. Partly as a joke, Samuel Adams and other Bostonians dressed up as Indians and dumped a cargo of the India Company Tea into the Massachusetts Bay. King George III did not think it was funny, nor did he lift the tax on tea. In the Boston harbor, British soldiers were jeered and stoned by colonists who thought the soldiers had been sent to watch them. The soldiers fired into the crowd and killed a few citizens. The colonists exaggerated the number killed and called it a massacre.

The Fireworks Family

New Castle, Pennsylvania, is home to the Vitale Fireworks Display Company, responsible for more than one thousand fireworks shows every year. In 1922 Constantino Vitale brought his expertise at making fireworks from Italy to the United States. He passed his secrets on to his four sons, and since then the company has been making Americans exclaim "ooohhh" and "aaahhhh" at the lighted colors in the sky on July 4 and other occasions.

Yankee Doodle

Strangely, this patriotic song has derogatory origins. The music and words go back to 15th century Holland, as a harvesting song that began, "Yanker dudel doodle down." In England, the tune was used for a nursery rhyme, and later a song making fun of Puritan church leader Oliver Cromwell, because "Yankee" might be a mispronunciation of the word "English," and "doodle" refers to a dumb person.

America, The Beautiful

Every so often a movement is started to make "America the Beautiful" the national anthem instead of "The Star-Spangled Banner," largely because it was not written as a result of a war. The tune is easier to sing and the whole country is praised, not only the flag. Katherine Lee Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, rode in a horse-drawn wagon up Pike's Peak, a mountaintop-in Colorado in 1893. She saw a view of the mountains that few people saw in those days and was inspired by her glimpse the "spacious skies" and "purple mountains" to write a poem, which became the first verse of the song. The public loved the poem, and Miss Bates was encouraged to set it to music She chose the music of a hymn by Samuel Ward.

~ More of this feature: The Fireworks Family, Yankee Doodle& America the Beautiful
 Continue reading much more here.

Friday, July 3, 2015

CSPOA: The CSPOA Cautions Americans To Be Vigilant For Possible Violence During The 4th Of July Weekend

(Phoenix, AZ) As Americans prepare to celebrate our independence, CSPOA urges caution and vigilance, especially at large gatherings, for possible violent terrorist acts against our people.

"Federal authorities have requested our help in warning everyone to be careful and watchful as they celebrate the 4th," said CSPOA founder and President, Richard Mack.

Past terrorist attacks in the US have focused on our uniquely American institutions, such as the World Trade Center, and could be planned for our uniquely American holidays as well. The FBI has warned that intelligence indicates a possibility of one or more attacks on large gatherings this weekend.

"We want everyone to participate and enjoy the celebrations across the nation, but we urge all to be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious activity," said Mack. "We encourage our citizens to exercise their First and Second Amendment rights as they see fit for their own safety and protection."

JW: Weekly Update: Benghazi Breakthrough‏

July 3, 2015: This Week's Headlines

Benghazi Lies Began With Obama and Hillary?

When the complete history is written of the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the dishonesty and duplicity of the Obama White House will be an inescapable fact. As we celebrate Independence Day, Americans ought to be disturbed about the ethical quality of the men and women in high office. The signers of the Declaration of Independence would surely be aghast at the unethical, lawless leadership in Washington, D.C.

However, I'd like to think the Founders would be happy with the vigilance and persistence of Judicial Watch in holding our government leaders accountable for their misdeeds.

To that end, this week we released new State Department documents showing that Hillary Clinton and the State Department's response to the Benghazi attack was immediately determined by top Obama White House officials, particularly Ben Rhodes, then-White House deputy strategic communications adviser, and Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for the National Security Council. The new documents were forced from the State Department under court order in a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit.
A September 11, 2012, email sent at 6:21 p.m. by State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland to Meehan, Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, and Clinton's personal aide Jacob Sullivan, shows that the State Department deferred to the White House on the official response to the Benghazi attack. Referencing pending press statements by Barack Obama and Clinton, Nuland wrote: "We are holding for Rhodes clearance. BMM, pls advise asap."
Meehan responded three minutes later, at 6:24 p.m.: "Ben is good with these and is on with Jake now too."
Rhodes sent an email at 9:48 p.m. to senior White House and State officials on the issue: "We should let the State Department statement be our comment for the night."
An email from Meehan, sent at 10:15 p.m. on September 11 to Rhodes, Nuland, Sullivan, Kennedy and Clinton aide Philippe Reines, further confirms the White House approval of Hillary Clinton's statement tying the Benghazi terrorist attack to an Internet video: "All, the Department of State just released the following statement. Per Ben [Rhodes'] email below, this should be the USG comment for the night."
The "USG comment" turned out to be Clinton's notorious public statement, made hours after the initial terrorist attack, falsely suggesting that the Benghazi assault was a "response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet."
 (Read the complete stories by clicking on the titles at the top of this segment)

America the Beautiful

Happy Independence Day from Hillsdale College!

In this 239th year of our independence, join our choir in celebrating our heritage of liberty by watching this video.

 Hillsdale College's choir sings "America the Beautiful"
James A. Holleman, Music Director | Debra Wyse, Accompanist/Assistant Conductor

America the Beautiful
By Katharine Lee Bates, 1913

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern impassion’d stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America! God mend thine ev’ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev’ry gain divine!

O Beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam,
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

America the Beautiful - Ward/Bates arr. Frank LaRocca
Copyright Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc.
Used by Permission

Gain a greater appreciation for America's freedom by learning more about its history with Hillsdale's FREE online course, "American Heritage."

TMB: Hillary’s Emails Indict The Self-Regarding Culture Of Washington

By Matthew Continetti
So she doesn’t know how to use a fax machine. Big whoop. If there is a “smoking gun” in the 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department this week, it’s not in her technological ineptitude, or her calling her hairdresser “Santa,” or her continuing to encourage Sid Blumenthal to offer bad advice despite promises to the contrary, or her fetish for ice tea, or her bizarre demand that John Podesta wear socks to bed.

Read of this article here.

(click on titles of the following articles to read more)

Iran Violates Past Nuclear Promises on Eve of Deal
By Adam Kredo
VIENNA—Senior Obama administration officials are defending Iranian nuclear violations in the aftermath of a bombshell report published Wednesday by the United Nations indicating that Iran has failed to live up to its nuclear-related obligations, according to sources apprised of the situation.

Tennessee Lawmakers Await Inspector General Inquiry into Failures at State VA Hospitals
By Stephen Gutowski and Chris Safran
Tennessee lawmakers are waiting for the Department of Veterans Affairs to respond to a letter outlining problems with the state’s VA hospitals in order to allow the Office of Inspector General to begin an official investigation.

SSA Can’t Collect Overpayments Without Wasting Money
By Elizabeth Harrington
The Social Security Administration (SSA) spends more money than it collects when trying to recover payments to individuals who received benefits for which they were not eligible.

Hong Kong’s Democrats Face Uncertain Future
By Daniel Wiser
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement is likely to incur more resistance to reforms in the coming years after the recent defeat of a China-backed proposal for restricted elections in the city, analysts say.

CMS’ Secretive Settlement
By Joe Schoffstall
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services secretly paid out over a billion dollars in improper hospital claims earlier last month, despite auditors labeling them unnecessary previously.

Slumlords to Host Hillary Clinton Fundraiser
By Brent Scher
At the center of Hillary Clinton’s fundraising trip through Massachusetts is a Thursday evening visit to longtime Clinton donors Elaine and Gerald Schuster.

Review: ‘Gustave Caillebotte, The Painter’s Eye’ at the National Gallery of Art through 4 October
By Aaron MacLean
What is it about France’s Third Republic—the period between two defeats at the hands of the Germans, the first at Sedan in 1870, and the second everywhere in 1940—that so captivates the American middle class imagination?

‘Terminator: Genisys’ Review
By Sonny Bunch
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards Skynet.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Five Lies About Hillary's Secret Emails

Guy Benson | Jul 02, 2015        

Guy Benson

Let's review a handful of false statements and claims offered by Hillary Clinton, her lawyers, and her supporters, pertaining to the secret email scandal that continues to unfold:

(1) CLAIM: After the existence of the "home brew" email server was revealed, Hillary turned over all work-related emails to the State Department from her private server, deleting only personal emails -- including missives about "yoga routines," "family vacations," and "planning Chelsea's wedding."

GreatFalls TV: Lisbon Town Council Meeting June 30th, 2015

Part One

Part Two

"Lobstah" What Better Way To Celebrate July 4th? The Best Lobster Shacks In Maine According To Travel & Leisure Magazine

The 10 Best Lobster Shacks in Maine

Five Islands Lobster Co., Georgetown

Gawk at the Sunset: Five Islands has become a bit overrun these last few summers, but the crowds can’t detract from the setting: a windy promontory with 360-degree views of the five pine-shrouded islands. There’s no indoor seating (not that you’d want it), so bring a sweater, come at sunset, and watch the sailboats and gulls chase one another across the bay—one of the coldest and deepest in Maine, which locals say makes for the best lobsters.

Waterman’s Beach Lobster, South Thomaston

Feel Like a Native: First, there’s the drive in, a lovely trip along the peninsula south of busy Rockland (where the Maine Lobster Festival is held every August). Down here it’s a scene from a Wyeth canvas: forests of black spruce abutting saltwater farms; the scent of pine mingled with seaweed. Between a meadow and a rocky beach sits Waterman’s humble shack, with two dozen picnic tables scattered around a lawn and a tented deck.

Shaw's Fish & Lobster Wharf Restaurant, New Harbor

Eavesdrop on Fishermen’s Gossip: True fishing villages are hard to come by these days, which is what makes New Harbor such a find. Hollywood knew it: the Kevin Costner/Paul Newman film Message in a Bottle was shot in this salty sea dog’s town. Shaw’s wharfside bar is filled with fishermen from morning till night.

Red's Eats, Wiscasset

Escape a Traffic Jam: Few highway snarls are as loathed as the one that forms on the Route 1 bridge in Wiscasset. On summer weekends, cars wait up to an hour to cross. Relief can be found at Red’s Eats, a gaudy roadside hut just south of the bridge. The market-price roll is ridiculously generous: a whole lobster’s worth of nearly intact, unadorned meat (mayo or butter comes on the side), overflowing from a tiny hot dog bun that’s too unwieldy to pick up.

Estes Lobster House, Harpswell Neck

Visit a Hidden Haunt: Maine’s Mid Coast hides some of its best secrets on the “reaches”: long, narrow peninsulas that stretch like fingers into the sea. The sleepy Harpswell peninsula is just a half-hour’s detour off I-295, yet it could be 200 miles away. Estes Lobster House is surrounded by water—Harpswell Sound and Potts Harbor—and has outdoor seating and a fire pit.

Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster, South Freeport

Take a Break from Shopping: So you’re making the pilgrimage to L. L. Bean and the outlets of Freeport. When you can’t face another discounted duck boot, retreat to this popular spot on the South Freeport marina. Lit up like a small-town carnival at night—with a jovial clientele who picnic on their car hoods when the tables are full, as they often are—Harraseeket is a few steps above a shack (and pricier).

The Clam Shack, Kennebunkport

Find Humility amid Ostentation: Bet you never expected a bare-bones, roadside hut in the Bush-friendly resort town of Kennebunkport. The unassuming Clam Shack is the Pa Kettle of seafood joints. Owner Steve Kingston insists on using only hand-shredded meat for his rolls—knives, he says, cause oxidation, tainting the flavor. The Shack pumps in seawater from the tidal river outside for both the holding tanks and the steaming cauldrons.

Young’s Lobster Pound, Belfast

Dig In at the Docks: First-rate lobster and a BYOB option make it easy to while away a summer afternoon here on the Belfast docks. Young's has a no-frills restaurant highlighting what's brought in fresh from the sea to the table daily. Get your lobster steamed or boiled (nothing fried) to perfection, then head out to the picnic tables overlooking Penobscot Bay.

Holbrooks Wharf Lobster, Harpswell

Try Something Novel: At the end of Cundy’s Harbor Road, Holbrook’s Wharf treats diners to a view of boats bobbing on the sparkling water. Take your pick of everything from lobster rolls to fish tacos to fish ‘n’ chips, paired with fries and drawn butter. The staff isn’t afraid to get creative; their lobster quesadilla special has been a huge hit.

Bagaduce Lunch, Brooksville

Get Hooked on a Classic: The ospreys are often circling overhead at Bagaduce Lunch, a no-frills take-out restaurant on a tidal river in Brooksville—and recipient of a James Beard “American Classic” award. At “the Bagaduce,” the seafood menu hasn’t changed since current owner Judy Astbury’s father, Sidney Snow, first hung out a shingle in 1946.
Continue reading more on each place mention by following this link:


 7:00 P.M.


___Councilor Bickford ___ Councilor Brunelle ___ Councilor Crafts ___ Councilor Garrison
___ Councilor Lunt ___Councilor Metivier ___ Councilor Pesce
Town Clerk reading of meeting rules


4. PUBLIC HEARINGS − A. Itinerant Vendor Ordinance & Fee Schedule
B. Lisbon Cemetery Ordinance
C. Lisbon Cemetery Committee Ordinance



2015-192 ORDINANCE − Itinerant Vendor Ordinance & Fee Schedule (Second Reading)
2015-193 ORDINANCE − Lisbon Cemetery Ordinance (Second Reading)
2015-194 ORDINANCE − Lisbon Cemetery Committee Ordinance (Second Reading)
2015-195 ORDER − RHR Engagement letter for annual audit
2015-196 ORDER − Set date for workshop for Mill Street Dam

A. Town Manager's Report





2015-197 ORDER - To Adjourn

 Handout Packet of Information for Town Council Meeting

***BREAKING*** Park Police Mobilized After Reports Of Shooter At Navy Yard (The Washington Post)

 Authorities respond to the Navy Yard on Thursday after reports of a shooting situation. (Peter Hermann/The Washington Post)

The Washington Navy Yard was on lockdown Thursday as police responded to a report of an active shooter at the facility, authorities said.
The call came in about 7:40 a.m.
D.C. Police have closed streets near the scene in the 600 block of M Street in Southeast. The road was shut down from South Capitol to 11th Street due to the heavy police presence.
The U.S. Navy retweeted a message from their Washington district office saying “no incident can be confirmed as of yet.”
The Associated Press, citing an official, said shots have been reported in a building.

Continue reading here.

Lewiston Auburn Rotary Guest‏ For July 23rd

LA Rotary to Welcome Maine State Music Theater Development Director July 23

Lewiston – Members of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club have invited Barbara Whidden, Development Director of the Maine State Music Theater in Brunswick, as their guest speaker on Thursday, July 23.   Whidden, a proud native Mainer from Old Orchard Beach, has been with Maine State Music Theatre for 10 years, 7 of those years in her current position. As the Development Director she is responsible for sponsorship, playbill ad sales, grants, donations to the theatre and  special events. In her "free" time she serves as the bookkeeper for her husband's lobster wharf in Harpswell. Frequently she begins her day washing out bait barrels before going to her job at the theatre.  

She is a member of the Bath Maine Rotary and serves on its board.  Lewiston-Auburn Rotary members welcome guests every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston.

TOWN COUNCIL WANTS TO TEASE CITIZENS, AGAIN! {Medical Marijuana ~ Dispensary vs. Caregiver Unit}

At Tuesday night’s Town Council workshop, the Town Council had a discussion on the Medical Marijuana Ordinance.  This discussion did not amount to anything.  I say this because the Council restricted their discussion about whether or not to have a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Lisbon.  They totally ignored the fact there is a second part of this issue that was brought up by a couple at another meeting.

There is a second part of this Medical Marijuana issue called Care Giver Unit.  A Care Giver Unit is strictly controlled by the state.
Also the major difference between the two is that users come into the Dispensary to get their marijuana and in a Care Giver Unit the marijuana is delivered to the patient.  This eliminates the opportunity for marijuana users to come into the dispensary.

However, the Town Council does not want to include the Care Giver Unit option in the town’s Medical Marijuana Ordinance.  So the Town Council wants to put a Referendum Question on the November Ballot asking the people for their opinion on if they want a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in town.  Chairman Pesce made it very clear, when this was suggested by other Councilors, the Referendum Question would be non-binding.  This makes it possible for the Town Council to do whatever they want regardless of what the people say.  You know like, the non-binding Referendum Question we were asked in November 2011 about if we wanted to vote on the Municipal budget.  The vote was 2,025 yes and 514 no and have we voted on the Municipal budget, yet.

I made a suggestion that the town send out with the tax bill a flyer asking the people if they want a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in town.  The town could also ask if the people wanted a Care Giver Unit in town, at the same time.  It is my belief that if you put anything on the ballot it should be binding and decided by the vote of the people. 

Having the Town Council ignore the wishes of the people with a non-binding Referendum Question is just plain wrong.  If the Town Council knows up front they are not going to listen to the wishes of the people, then they should never waste the people’s time with phony questions that have no meaning.

Please call your Councilors and tell them how you feel on this non-binding verses binding Referendum Question on the Ballots.

Larry Fillmore

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


The following is a summary of the Town Council meeting for June 30th, 2015.  The following agenda items were approved by a vote of 7-0:

1.      Town Manager’s Contract was approved.

2.     Banner Policy was approved.

3.     Award Paving Bid was awarded to Harry S. Crooker & Sons for $183,440.38.

4.     Striping Bid Award went to Lucas Striping for $16,380.12.

5.     Library Masonry Repair Bid Award was awarded to Knowles Industrial Services Corporation.

6.     2015-2016 Waste Water Treatment Plant Budget was approved.

7.     2015-2016 Municipal Budget was approved by departments with only one being approved by a vote of 6-1 and that was Public Works Department. (Lunt dissenting vote)

8.     Authorization to expend funds without approved School Budget was approved.

Agenda item 2015-187 was taken off the agenda because the Municipal budget was approved by the Council.

Under Other Business – Mr. Michael Pardue, from The Tideview Group provided the results of the Lisbon Police Department Staffing Assessment.  The Town Manager had no comments.  It was determined that the Gartley Street Property is not owned by the town but by the School Department so it was taken off the list of property to be sold.

Under Appointments – Mr. Richard Long resigned as an Associate Member of the Planning Board and was approved as a Regular Member of the Planning Board.  Mr. James Lemieux was approved as an Associate Member of the Planning Board.

 The Town Council meeting was adjourned to a workshop where the Council discussed two items:  Medical Marijuana Ordinance and Itinerant Vendor Ordinance (Mass Gathering).

Larry Fillmore

Black Teacher in Ohio Slaps Disabled White Student Saying She Doesn’t Have to ‘Serve White People Like You’

By -              

A black teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio has resigned after she slapped a handicapped white child and screamed at him that blacks in America “fought” so that they wouldn’t have to “serve white people like him.”

This creep resigned not after students complained, but after her own teachers assistants complained of her abusive actions! It was going on for months, apparently.


Lisbon Police Personnel Study for Staffing Assessment


Chief David Brooks - 101

Lieutenant Dan Michel - 102
Sergeant Harry Moore - 103
Detective Bernie McAllister - 105 -->  (believe he in no longer employed)
Detective Bill Tapley - 106
Officer Rich St. Amant - 107
Officer Jason St. Pierre (K9) - 108 - and K9 Moxie
Officer Jeff Picard - 109
Officer Ryan McGee - 110
Officer Renee Bernard (SRO) - 111
Officer Shawn Kelly - 112
Officer Glenn Darby - 113
Officer Ellen Jones - 114
ACO Jeff Cooper - 117
Res Ofcr Sherri St. Amant - 121
Res Ofcr Mark Caron - 122
Res Ofcr Dennis Matthews - 123
Res Ofcr Glen Brushwein - 124
Dispatcher Dan Turcotte
Dispatcher Steve Dickinson
Dispatcher Cathy Roy
Dispatcher Tiffany Libby
Res Dispatcher Charlie White
Res Dispatcher Mark Bingelis
Res Dispatcher Lee Gamache
Res Dispatcher Missy Kelly
Res Dispatcher Gabrielle Mathieu
Res Dispatcher Jared Blake
Res Dispatcher John Chonko
Res Dispatcher Vic Barr
Administrative Assistant Denise Bowie
Secretary Andrea Tapley

(as listed this date from Town's website)

Additional Supplements To Go With Last Night's Town Council Meeting, June 30th, 2015

Note: We received these supplemental documents late yesterday.  Pay attention to the departments that get cuts and the ones that get increases. (Supplement B) Appears to be a more formal form of Creative Accounting for the Lisbon Taxpayers.
Some of the faces have changed but the 'tactics' continue to remain the same or worse.  Happy July First to everyone.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

LA Rotary to Welcome Moxie Festival Coordinator July 9

Lewiston – Members of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club have invited Tracey Steuber, the 2015 Moxie Festival Coordinator, as their noontime luncheon guest speaker on Thursday, July 9 at the Ramada Inn, Lewiston.  The Moxie Festival, has been held in Lisbon, Maine on the second weekend in July since 1982.  Steuber will be sharing the schedule of events starting with the fireworks display on Friday, July 10; followed by the Moxie Day 5K Race and Parade on Saturday.  Additional events include the free petting zoo, recipe contest, chug-n-challenge, and a concert in the park.  Sundays’ events include a car show, and a family fun day at Beaver Park.  The 2015 Moxie Festival runs from Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12. Rotary members welcome guests every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. 
Monica M. Millhime

BREAKING: Fox News Comes Forward With PROOF Hillary Committed Treason in Benghazi

By -

Federal court documents recently obtained by Fox News show that Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state, supported a covert exchange of weapons to the rebels in Libya who subsequently carried out the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.
The attack took the lives of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA contractors, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods.


Obama Wants to Steer People from Christ Towards Islam – Claim Christians “Less Than Loving”

By -              

Obama said at a recent Prayer breakfast that Christians behave less than loving. Is he the supposed loving Christian we’re supposed to give a thumbs up to, or Al Sharpton, or Jesse Jackson? Are Murderous Muslims some how more loving? Also, high profile Christian artists are rubbing elbows with democrats, and like secular musicians will lead others to vote democrat. Republicans would do well to be more supportive of conservative artists.

Wow, If conservatives were as supportive of bands (like mine: 20 lb Sledge) the way liberals support the artists pumping their message, we could free some more minds from the brain chains of the left!


WHAT ARE THEY HIDING NOW? State Department Ejects Free Beacon Reporter from Briefing

Reporter threatened at briefing detailing Obama admin concessions to Iran

The State Department’s Wendy Sherman testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee / AP

VIENNA—Officials with the Department of State threatened to call security Monday on a Washington Free Beacon reporter who was attempting to report on a briefing held by senior Obama administration figures in Vienna on the eve of an expected nuclear agreement with Iran.
Two State Department officials booted the Free Beacon from a room where Wendy Sherman, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, was talking to reporters, despite the Free Beacon’s being credentialed by the Austrian government for the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks.
Western observers present in Vienna for the talks linked the State Department’s behavior to jitters over media coverage revealing a still growing list of concessions being made to Iran by the Obama administration.
Melissa Turley, a State Department official, approached a Free Beacon reporter and demanded that he leave the room.

Continue reading here.

The Maine Wire: “Activists Gathering to Support LePage Budget Veto Tuesday Morning” plus 1 more‏

(click on titles to read more)

On Tuesday Morning, activists, concerned citizens, and advocates will be gathering at the State House to encourage lawmakers to sustain Gov. LePage’s veto of the next biannual state budget. Support for the Governor’s veto has been growing since the budget deal was released two weeks ago, due to the fact that the budget contains a $300 million spending increase, does little to address the need for welfare reform, is actually a significant tax increase, and is overall a bad deal for Maine. 
The rally, which is set to start at 8:30 am in the Hall of Flags in the State Capitol, will take place just hours before the legislature is set to vote on the Governor’s veto of the budget plan. […]

On Monday, Gov. LePage is expected to veto the legislature’s $6.7 biennial state budget, and force lawmakers to either over-ride his veto or head back to the budget negotiating table. And while significant attention will be given (by Democrats and members of the media) to the fact that LePage’s veto means Maine could be heading
 The deal is riddled with flaws and shortcomings, and would fail to move Maine towards prosperity or economic growth. It does not adequately address the largest issues facing Maine, nor does it reflect the core ideas and principles that Republicans were overwhelming elected on last November.[…]

Monday, June 29, 2015

Some Words of Caution For All This Independence Day, July 4th, 2015

US officials warn of Islamic State July 4 attacks‏


“It will be big. We will hit the kuffar (unbelievers) hard InshAllah.” Not that this has anything to do with Islam, as everyone from Obama to Cameron to Tony Abbott tell us. Can the West survive this refusal to face reality?
“US Officials Warn of ISIS Attacks on July 4,” by Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu, Jewish Press, June 27, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
 American police forces from coast to coast are on alert from federal officials that the Islamic State (ISIS) is planning to terrorize the country during the July 4 Independence Day holiday.
Read more here. 

Editor's note; While we are on this subject those that are planning on shooting off "Fireworks", Please be respectful of our Veterans, Pets, and Wildlife.  For some of Our Veterans, the loud booms are a reminder of the War experiences that have left them scarred with PTSD.  Shooting fireworks off before and after the Holiday is not necessary.  Your home  and  wildlife might be 'unsettled' also.  Just be considerate and have a safe celebration.  Thank You.
 Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Obama’s Social Security Number To Be Investigated In Court

By -              

Obama’s birth records has been a mystery for many years.

Dr. Orly Taitz is investigating on Obama’s SS#.

She claims that Obama has been using the Social Security number of Harry Bounel, who was born in 1890. She’s been trying to get his records unsealed through a Freedom of Information Request but has been stonewalled by the Social Security Administration.