Excitement mounting for April 30 Palin event

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The Sarah Palin event at the Fairmont Hotel on April 30 keeps getting better and better. Just added — conservative talk show host Mike Gallagher will be the “MC.” Mayor Tom Leppert will offer a welcome. And his office wishes I’d stop repeating that.

The evening benefits the non-existent Uptown Women’s Center. The Palin4life Web site no longer claims to be a non-profit organization. We pointed out in our original post that it is not listed as a 501(c)(3) on the IRS Web site.

Uptown Women’s Center still does claim to be a 501(c)(3), although it is not registered with the IRS as a non-profit organization. However, it may be operating under the non-profit status of a downtown anti-abortion organization. I know. They wish I wouldn’t call them that.

Apparently the property they’re threatening to buy on Fairmount Street will be a staging ground for anti-abortion activity in the Oak Lawn area.

Remember, tickets are $10,000 for one, $25,000 for two or $75,000 for four. I like the math. And it’s not a legitimate tax deduction, since they’re not a 501(c)(3), unless they’re having people make the check out to some other organization.

Contact Get Equal and Equality March Texas about any protests planned.

And jot down a note on your hand to make sure to misspell your signs so that people attending the event can read them.

—  David Taffet

Sarah Palin’s coming to town

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You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I’m telling you why … Sarah Palin will be appearing at the Fairmont Hotel on April 30. And Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert will be there with a welcome.

The former vice presidential candidate will appear at the Fairmont Hotel at a fundraiser for a non-existent women’s center in Oak Lawn. This is the first project for a new group called Palin 4 Life.

Tickets begin at $1,000, which includes dinner. For just $10,000, you can be included in a VIP reception with VIP seating, have a listing in the program and get a professional 8-by-10-inch photo taken with Palin. You can also get two tickets for $25,000 or four tickets for $75,000.

Interesting math, you betcha.

Palin 4 Life claims to be a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which would make tickets tax deductible. However, a quick search of the IRS web site to verify the organization’s 501(c)(3) status returned this result:

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There were no exempt organizations found matching the search values you entered. Please refine your search and try again.

The evening of fundraising for this non-existent women’s center by this non-tax exempt organization will feature a special greeting and welcome by Mayor  Leppert.

The event is to raise money to buy an Oak Lawn property on Fairmount Street.

They claim that it will be a “one-of-a-kind women’s health and wellness resource center serving professional and collegiate women in the North Texas community. This is a new concept that will be a model for other centers in the country.”

From a splash page, the center links back to Palin 4 Life. Uptown Women’s Center also claims to be a 501(c)(3) but is also not listed as tax-exempt on the IRS Web site. No additional information is given about the center.

See you there!

—  David Taffet