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Pa. lawmaker refuses Pledge of
Allegiance at House meeting

WHTM-TV [Harrisburg, PA], by Dennis Owens

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/5/2012 12:49:46 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Politicians are often criticized for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time that's taken the wrong way. But state Representative Babette Josephs (D-Philadelphia) is being criticized for what she refused to say. The drama unfolded at what was billed as a non-controversial House State Government Committee meeting Wednesday morning. Republican Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) asked Josephs to lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance; a rather routine request that became anything but when Josephs refused. "Based on my First Amendment rights and based on the fact that I really think it's a prayer.

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You can't help but notice when things like this occur it's always a Democrat. A pox on them all. Maybe she should move to the Middle East and see how she likes living there.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 10/5/2012 12:53:08 PM     (No. 8912163)

Most of Philly is far far uglier than the Middle East.......more dangerous, dirtier, violent........

Voters, just send her HOME.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 10/5/2012 12:56:45 PM     (No. 8912176)

People... always read the article before commenting.

The article says she only has a few days left as she lost her primary in April.

She will be old news in a few weeks.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/5/2012 12:57:03 PM     (No. 8912178)

Her term ends when?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/5/2012 12:57:44 PM     (No. 8912180)

Josephs lost her primary in April and only has a few session days left in her 28-year career as a lawmaker.

She is going home.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 10/5/2012 1:03:31 PM     (No. 8912202)

She is a screaming lefty and word is that she was rude and arrogant to people around her. Seems to be a part of liberal dems to have a disgusting attitude toward us non-elites. Good riddance.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wws, 10/5/2012 1:31:21 PM     (No. 8912280)

You KNOW that she would be jumping up and down to recite "I Pledge Allegiance to Obama!!"

she doesn't really mind prayers, after all, but she will only say them to her One True God - Obama, The Light-Bringer, The God who Walks Among Us! All must worship at his altar or be condemned!!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/5/2012 2:00:30 PM     (No. 8912346)

I need some advice here. Is it a law that one has to read the article before posting? Are there trolls planted to criticize those perceived not to have read the article? Are comments based on the headline or the lede not welcome?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TexasRed, 10/5/2012 2:01:32 PM     (No. 8912351)

You mean people were sufficiently ignorant to elect her for 28 years. Shame, shame on such stupidity. No wonder Zero got elected!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: farmwife, 10/5/2012 2:13:24 PM     (No. 8912382)

Now that she isn't running for re-election, she feels free to let her anti-America attitude show.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 10/5/2012 2:25:35 PM     (No. 8912408)

Well ,she is a democrat so you can't expect much for patriotism. They don't take pledges seriously anyway. Then there is the God thing...how backwards is that ? Booooo God. He's not progressive.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: boiler57, 10/5/2012 2:54:26 PM     (No. 8912484)

There is no law about reading the article. If you want to look foolish with your comments go right ahead. I am amazed at how many people do this.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/5/2012 2:55:03 PM     (No. 8912487)

She doesn't know the pledge of allegiance. I suggest you let her follow, not lead. Then call the marshal and escort her out.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/5/2012 3:16:15 PM     (No. 8912532)

No law, #7. But people sometimes sound silly when they comment on an article they haven't read. Ledes and headlines are often misleading.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 10/5/2012 3:34:24 PM     (No. 8912583)

I agree that this a wretched woman who never should have been allowed to hold public office. However, I also find it tacky that the Pubby deliberately pulled this stunt for nothing more than the sake of political gamesmanship.

He knew she wouldn't say the pledge; that's why he asked her to lead it. But she's gone -- she's out of office in 28 days. The time to have outed her about the pledge was many, many years ago.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pinchem, 10/5/2012 4:48:27 PM     (No. 8912764)

Along with her being a typical Liberal Marxist Democrat, it makes me wonder about the quality of the people who elected her to office.

Gullible people vote for Anti-American Marxist Democrats. Then people try to tell me that a large segment of Americans are not gullible. Ok then are they dumb? Ignorant (of facts)? or just stupid?


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