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November 7, 2013 - 1:56 pm

GOP Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA-08) held an event at a local public high school science club in his district this afternoon. The school is Council Rock High School South in Holland, PA.

The school’s science club tweeted the visit, and evidently the progressive American Bridge PAC noticed the tweets.

 

According to a source on the Fitzpatrick campaign, American Bridge sent a tracker who identified himself as “Jordan” uninvited into the school. That tracker was able to enter and trespass but a Fitzpatrick staffer politely turned him away. The campaign notified the school of the security breach. Most public schools do not allow unidentified individuals into school buildings without signing in, and there is no evidence that the American Bridge trackers ever attempted to sign in.

American Bridge, according to the source, then attempted to break a second tracker into the school. The source says that a teacher approached the second tracker, asked for identification, and then requested school security to watch the doors.

According to its website, American Bridge “monitors what Republican politicians say and fights back when their rhetoric doesn’t match their records.” Does that monitoring now include repeatedly attempting to break into public schools during instruction hours?

Apparently so. American Bridge is among the Democrats’ key super PACs. School security is extremely serious business these days, but American Bridge tried — twice — to breach security at a school just to track and then attack a political candidate.

Update: It was a teacher who notified the school of the security breach, and school security nabbed the second tracker. That second tracker was thrown out by security.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
Sounds like the brown-shirts are warming up for the 2014 election cycle - testing the waters of tolerance. Reminds me of how muslims create commotion on commercial air flights to test the acceptance levels of US authorities.

I was thinking about this the other day. What if a bunch of Christians got on an airplane and proceeded to create the same level of disruption as some of those muslims have reportedly done? Would they be in jail? From all reports no muslim has actually been charged.


42 weeks ago
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Probably the only place more defintively enemy territory for a Republican officeholder or candidate than a public school would be a public employee union hall. Without these trackers somebody on the staff of the school would have made a report of the event to the NEA which would have passed it on to the Democrats. Since my government's IT people were union, I always assumed anything I did on a network drive was in the union's hands immediately. That fact served well to send them chasing down all sorts of rabbit holes.
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41 weeks ago
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Let me preface my comments with some self disclosure. I'm an independent voter. I've never been registered with the Democratic Party, or the Republican Party. My views are fiscal conservative and social moderate.

Now my question: Why is a Republican politician having closed "private" meetings at a public school paid for by all tax payers?

If you are at a public venue, then you should not be allowed to restrict access for any reason which isn't related directly to public safety. I'm not excusing the PAC a-holes slipping past school security, they should held to task as well, but if a politician is holding a meeting at a public place, then the public (both supporters and detractors) should not be restricted based on political affiliation.

If this were the politician's campaign offices where sensitive strategy discussions were being held, then yes, keep the PAC a-holes out. Public venue does not equal private control of access. If you can't say it to all the public in the public venue, then you probably shouldn't be saying it at all.
42 weeks ago
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How do you know it was paid for by taxpayers? Public venue get closed by politicians continually. Every campaign stop by presidential candidates on down does for security reasons among others.

All places of business of even tax payer funded business are not necessarily opened to the public and it isn't illegal. Press gets restricted as well. Public venue can and does equal private control access...I just don't know where you get your information from.
41 weeks ago
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I live in the Council Rock School District...

Our teachers are THE highest paid in the State of Pennsylvania, they AVERAGE over 100k a years...They are either first or second, depending on which OTHER district just went on strike recently, because "why should THEY earn more than US" as the saying goes… and it goes round and round, each of a few horrendously overpaid districts in Pennsylvania jealously vying for status of "highest paid" in the state at every contract.

The actual “education” the kids get in Council Rock isn’t all that great…its adequate, its average, but nothing spectacular…but sandwiched between the hell-holes of Philly and Trenton, its where you’d want to be if you have a choice.

And the Teachers Union milks that to no end. So, they will strike for a 17% pay raise and get it. They will demand a “cash compensation” to supplant their decreased 401K funds (which we all have due to the economy?), and they will get it. They will refuse to contribute to their Retirement or medical bennies, and they will get it….

The Teacher Union strikes are pure hostage taking…. They refuse to write letters of recommendation for graduating seniors (unless of course, the childs PARENTS work for the district, only the non-aligned will suffer), they will be a no-show for Parent/Teacher Conferences that you took a day off work to attend, they will not answer email or return phone calls, and all sorts of other petty things to wear you down and traumatize your kids until you surrender to their latest outrageous demand.

They’ve even tasked “the children” they claim to love so much, with assisting them in the removal of all the artwork, projects, awards and decorations from the classroom walls and hallways, because putting them up in the first place was “beyond our contract”. They needed to “show just how much extra work” they’ve been doing without pay.

My question (unacknowledged, of course) was to show WHO, because I’m busy at work every day between 9 and 5. But they frog-marched the kids to HELP THEM turn place into a drab, colorless prison… they gladly and without apology, hold your kids as emotional hostages to get their way…even though their Average Salary already tops six figures for just 183 days of work. ….”Come, Jimmy and Sally, we’re throwing away all of your Book Reports, Easter Bunnies, and Solar Systems…isn’t it terrible how mean your parents are?”

Local strikes in the past have resulted in these quoted gems from the Union President:

“Its not the TEACHERS fault parents cant keep up with the new economy, why should THEY accept less?”

When asked about raising Property Taxes on Seniors:
“Many of them are sitting on a lot of equity in their paid off homes, and interest rates are still quite low, they could easily get an affordable loan”

And the best was:
“we know it takes two incomes to live in the district, mom or dad will eventually use up their limited vacation and personal time and have to get back to work…we can outlast them”

So how do they get away with it? You see, Manhattan is only 90 minutes away from this part of Bucks County, Philly is 30 minutes, Trenton is 15…over the last 20 years, we’ve had an influx of “business/government professionals”, with Trophy Wife Number Two, come to this idyllic part of Pennsylvania from more urban areas….they build Mc Mansions in the Cornfields, and, unfortunately, bring their their Bad Voting Habits with them.

Sensible guys like Mike Fitzpatrick are routinely demonized by our local paper as out of touch, anti-woman, and quite possibly racist… I’m surprised he was even INVITED to speak at a Council Rock Public School in the first place.

So if any of you PJM’ers across the land were shocked at the mean spirited pettiness of the recent Government Shutdown…when Elective, Pre-meditated nastiness was purposely directed with malice aforethought at Veterans, at Soldiers killed in action…surprised they would bother to expend MORE effort to BE cruel and lash out at the weak and vulnerable in a political “punishment of the innocent” to get their way, we’ve been dealing with it at the local level from Council Rock, Neshaminy, Pennsbury and Central Bucks for quite some time.

The Permanent Institutional Rot is firmly in place here, and the Beautiful Polite and Sensitive appogists for it have settled here in droves...its no wonder Romney lost PA, dispite the huge rally that happened half a mile from my home.
42 weeks ago
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This is pretty much how the Nazis and Fascists gained control in the 30's. They were the only groups to the right of the Marxists that were able to keep their meetings from being violently disrupted, so when everyone was fed up with the commies, they had control by default.

There's a lesson to be learned in there somewhere.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
Sounds like the brown-shirts are warming up for the 2014 election cycle - testing the waters of tolerance. Reminds me of how muslims create commotion on commercial air flights to test the acceptance levels of US authorities.

I was thinking about this the other day. What if a bunch of Christians got on an airplane and proceeded to create the same level of disruption as some of those muslims have reportedly done? Would they be in jail? From all reports no muslim has actually been charged.


42 weeks ago
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Yes, the Christians would be charged. In fact, the authorities would make a right old song and dance about charging them. "Balance", they'd probably call it - although, of course, it's precisely the opposite.

The muslim behaviour isn't just about testing "acceptance levels". The muslims are conspicuously displaying the way they and only they can routinely behave in ways that would, at the very least, get anyone else thrown off a flight. In effect, it's the airborne equivalent of building a huge mosque in a town with only forty-five muslims.

And, just as the mosque is a Trojan Horse, so, too, in all probability, is the misbehaviour on aircraft, since the more spineless the authorities get the worse security is for everyone else. The TSA will persecute mothers with babies and girls of four in wheelchairs, but they will pay very little attention to serious terrorist threats.
42 weeks ago
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GOP Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA-08) held an event at a local public high school science club in his district this afternoon. The school is Council Rock High School South in Holland, PA.

I find this story shocking. No, not the globo-socialist party crasher, that's routine. What gets me is that a high school let a Repbulican into a school to do an event. Best I can figure, Fitzpatrick must be a RINO, John McCain/Linday Graham-style.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
Probably the only place more defintively enemy territory for a Republican officeholder or candidate than a public school would be a public employee union hall. Without these trackers somebody on the staff of the school would have made a report of the event to the NEA which would have passed it on to the Democrats. Since my government's IT people were union, I always assumed anything I did on a network drive was in the union's hands immediately. That fact served well to send them chasing down all sorts of rabbit holes.
42 weeks ago
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That is how George Allen had his "macaca" moment. Politics is just another form of war. The problem is, most on the GOP side don't want to participate. So, they lose.
42 weeks ago
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In 2013, all political candidates have to assume everything they say and do will be recorded. All rooms will be full of cell phone cameras. What makes this war so asymmetrical is the level of control the left has over television journalism. Embarrassing video of Republicans making mistakes, sometimes intentionally misleading edited pieces of video, appear on multiple outlets. Embarrassing video of Democrats making mistakes appears on TheBlaze TV and Hannity on Fox News.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
"One can be forced to wage war, but one cannot be forced to use poison arrows." (Sorry, I forget the source of that quote) The Left uses poison arrows. This tactic of forcing one's way in without an invite, and trespassing, is a poison arrow. One must draw a line, somewhere.
42 weeks ago
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The Art of Worldly Wisdom, by Balthasar Gracian
42 weeks ago
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Remember, "by any means necessary", right?
42 weeks ago
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I remember it. It's why I support the 2nd Amendment.
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