ALERT! CORE CURRICULA; ALERT! DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE.
CODEVILLA – Standing up to the ruling class; SIMON – The last 4th.
PA: STAUB – Stripper registry.
LEADS: SNYDER – Bare shelves; FORBES – Greek defaults.
IMMIGRATION: HANSON – A fed-up world?; McLAUGHLIN – Trump surges; COULTER – Media hides facts; CORCORAN – Illegals kill.
END NOTES: BARB – Apology.
“I received this this morning and am forwarding it on. It is important that we contact our own U.S. Senators and also Sen. Lamar Alexander and Sen. Patty Murray and ask them to to withdraw Bill – S. 1177 and conduct hearings that include parents. They may be voting on this bill very soon, possibly Tuesday, July 7. Talking points and more information are attached, but the important thing now is to contact them and tell them to withdraw it and conduct hearings that include parents, even if you do not include detailed reasons why.
“Note that you can obtain phone numbers and methods of contacting these senators by E-mail from the following web site:
The following is what I’ve received from reliable sources:
“I’m forwarding the attached talking points from American Principle’s Project that explain how Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander’s bill, The Every Child Achieves Act, actually solidifies the components of the common core state standards initiative into federal law if the bill passes the Congress and is signed into law.
Note especially, item #8 of the attached talking points written by American Principles Project attorney, Jane Robbins:
- ECAA contains a requirementfor states to “demonstrate” that the state standards are “aligned” to the same criteria used to establish Common Core: “entrance requirements, without the need for academic remediation, for the system of public higher education.” Any prohibition included to stop USED from coercing states to use Common Core or other specific standards is meaningless. USED won’t have to force anything, because alignment to the same criteria as “college-and-career-ready” is a requirement of the bill. Sec. 1111(b)(1)(D)(i)-(ii).
Also, below is link to a YouTube post featuring Dr. Sandra Stotsky and a mother of two children urging that the senate hold public hearings that include parent testimonies.
Please view this short 3-minute long message and ask your FB or e-mail group members to contact Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray to withdraw the bill and conduct hearings that include parents.
Please share with ALL your mailing lists, encourage ALL their members to call their senators @ 202-224-3121, as soon as possible, and post on ALL Facebook pages as well as send message via email / Facebook / Twitter to ALL your U.S. Senators, and this could include both Senators Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray.
Lamar Alexander: on Twitter is: https://twitter.com/SenAlexander or @SenAlexander https://www.facebook.com/senatorlamaralexander Patty Murray: on Twitter is https://twitter.com/PattyMurray or @PattyMurray
Mary Byrne, Ed.D.
Missouri Coalition Against Common Core”
Thank you. PLEASE ACT!
Thank you. PLEASE ACT!
ALERT! HB2802 – Defend the First Amendment/Marriage
Call your Congressman (Meehan and/or Costello) and tell them to co-sponsor and support this bill. We need to stand up now! We have to start being more vocal or we will lose this great land! Don’t let the 1% tell us how to live our lives!!
Also, if you don’t listen to Glenn Beck, he is having an event in Birmingham Alabama on August 28-29. Go to www.mercuryone.org for more information. It’s going to be BIG, a Martin Luther King type march is planned. We have to start getting LOUD!
Angelo Codevilla, NRO: “Standing Up to the Ruling Class”
“To learn who rules over you, find out whom you are not allowed to criticize.”— Voltaire
“If you’re wondering what Americans can do as our ruling class sets about enforcing its redefinition of marriage, start by looking back at what it did to the citizens of Indiana when their legislature raised the possibility that someone might object to joining in celebrations of homosexual marriage.
“Support for homosexual unions was incidental to the insistence of the likeminded folks atop society’s commanding heights on punishing Indiana. What incurs their ire has less to do with any substantive matter than with the American people’s resistance to honoring their fantasies. These fantasies can be reversed without notice. (Obama opposed homosexual marriage until 2013.) But dissenting from any of them — whether about race, or sex, or science, or anything else — risks ostracism and disqualification from earning a living.
“Indiana’s Republicans, its churches, and conservatives in general pled for the liberty to speak and act according to religious faith. They did not and do not argue the worth of the Judeo-Christian religious beliefs that the ruling class deems odious. This has proved to be self-defeating. Appeals for tolerance of all beliefs in the name of America’s traditional freedoms fail because they concede the ruling class’s assertion of its own moral-intellectual superiority, as well as its underlying assumption that good and evil, better and worse, are just other words for its own likes and dislikes. SLIDESHOW: What Is Freedom?
“The ruling class’s component groups jointly dismiss America’s traditional liberties because they aim to replace them with their own primacy. Having seized the power to redefine liberty, our rulers tighten their definitions around their opponents’ necks like nooses. Since their desire for primacy has no limit, they can’t stop tightening. The norms that they demand that we honor help sustain each constituency by letting its members feel good about themselves while looking down on others. Their “dignitary interests” (to use Justice Kennedy’s term for who must be honored vs. those who must submit to being vilified) simply trump those of others. This is why the ruling class demonizes any questioning of its demands’ substance by imposing modern equivalents of the slave-era “gag rule.” They wage identity politics as war. . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420743/truth-safeguards-liberty
Roger Simon, PJM: “The Last Fourth”
“Will 2015 be the last Fourth of July? Probably not. The San Diego beachgoers in the video above will still want to celebrate with a brewski or three, even though — other than one Italian tourist — none of them seemed to know what in the Sam Hill this holiday is about. (Something to do with independence? From whom?) Talk about low-information voters. These guys would have been low-information in the Paleolithic Age.
“But speaking of ages, among the many unpleasant outcomes of the Age of Obama has been the virtual disappearance of American patriotism, unless, of course, you ask Obama himself. Our president rules the USA rather like Franz Joseph ruled the Austro-Hungarian Empire back in the nineteenth century. As fans of John Osborne will recall, the British playwright used one of the emperor’s more famous quotes for the title of his play A Patriot for Me (“Ask not whether the man is a patriot — is he a patriot for me?”)
“That fits Obama to a T — and probably a U, V, W, X, Y and Z as well. After all, he is the man who assures us he successfully reformed our healthcare and saved our economy despite adding about eight trillion to the national debt (nearly doubling it) and overseeing an all-time low in labor participation, approaching a hundred million souls not even looking for work. (Why should they? They can get all the sushi they want on food stamps anyway.)
“Okay, there have been a few setbacks on the racial front, but not to worry. He is a master of foreign affairs. So what if those religious sociopaths in Tehran get the bomb? They’re our friends now. We’re not going to be any higher than third or fourth on their target list. And, yes, it’s true that jayvee team from Rakka has taken over half of Iraq and Syria and is threatening just about everywhere else (including wherever you are right now) but that’s sports. Upsets happen. Didn’t you see Nadal go out in the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday?
“So Fourth of July, shmourth of July… who cares? . . .”
PA . . .
Andrew Staub, PAIndependent: “PA Family Institute: ‘Glib’ takes on stripper-registry bill obscure darker story”
“Plenty of people have made cracks recently about legislation that would create a registry of strippers in Pennsylvania, but a group supporting increased regulation of adult nightclubs contends flippant comments only obscure a darker story.
“The focus on a ‘salacious’ piece of the bill shields people from realizing the sexual violence that can happen to women in such establishments, said Brandon McGinley, director of strategic initiatives for the PA Family Institute.
“‘I feel like so much of that language that’s used — the glib language — is precisely in order to make us feel better about what we suspect is happening,’ he said.
“What once looked like a marginal bill jumped to one of utmost importance, McGinley said, after he researched the issue, including reading a 2009 report about the adult-entertainment industry in Texas that was completed by the Bureau of Business Research, the IC² Institute and the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault of The University of Texas at Austin.
“That report cited a sampling of 222 women working in sexually oriented business and as prostitutes. Of that group, 24 percent were exotic dancers. Almost half of those women had been threatened by rape and almost a quarter had experienced forced sex at work, with violence most often happening in back corners and private booths and at the hands of customers.
“‘They are fully at the mercy of men in private dark spaces,’ McGinley said. . .”
LEADS . . .
Michael Snyder, Infowars: “Bare Supermarket Shelves in Greece Should Be a Huge Wake Up Call to Millions of Clueless Americans”
“What you are watching unfold in Greece right now is eventually going to come to your own neighborhood
“Someday, people living all around you will be storming the supermarkets in a desperate attempt to secure the food and supplies that they neglected to store up when they had the chance. Of course the Greeks never thought that it would happen to them either. Their civilization had endured for thousands of years, and they were a part of the most powerful economic alliance on the face of the planet. Most Greeks never imagined that they would be plunged into a multi-year economic depression that would ultimately lead to “bank holidays”, long lines at ATM machines, and people diving into dumpsters in a frantic search for something to sell. And this is just the beginning of the chaos in Greece – things are going to get much, much worse for them. Hopefully, this will serve as a wake up call for millions upon millions of clueless Americans out there, because we are on the exact same path that Greece has gone down. The sad truth is that no amount of ‘American exceptionalism’ is going to prevent us from suffering the consequences of decades of very foolish decisions. We are steamrolling toward our own version of economic collapse, and when that time arrives you don’t want to be caught totally unprepared for it.
“In some cities in the United States, it only takes an inch or two of snow during the winter to set off panic hoarding at local supermarkets and hardware stores.
“So what is going to happen during a real crisis? . . .”
Forbes: Greek Defaults
Spain and Italy may be next . . .our turn is coming . . .
“Ancient Default “The first recorded default in Greek history occurred in the fourth century B.C., when 13 Greek city states borrowed funds from the Temple of Delos. Most of the borrowers never made good on the loans and the temple took an 80% loss on its principal.
“Five Times “Greece has defaulted on its external sovereign debt obligations at least five previous times in the modern era (1826, 1843, 1860, 1894 and 1932). The first episode occurred in the early days of that country’s war of independence, and the last default was during the Great Depression in the early 1930s. The combined length of period under which Greece was in default during the modern era totaled 90 years, or approximately 50% of the total period that the country has been independent. (For related reading, see Recession and Depression: They Aren’t So Bad.)
“Although many might consider this level of default to be excessive, Greece is nowhere even close to the top of the list. Venezuela and Ecuador, with 10 defaults each, share the (dis)honor of being the greatest serial defaulters of the modern era. . .”
Drudge Links (07-06-15)
FARAGE: ‘European Union dying before our eyes’… Merkel’s Biggest Challenge… 48 Hours Away From Unrest? EURO FALLS AFTER GREECE VOTES ‘NO’… Jubilation in Syntagma Square tinged with fear… BANKS PREPARE TO RAID DEPOSITS… Panicked residents stock up on essentials… Drug companies still supplying… Latin America celebrates…
IMMIGRATION . . .
Victor Davis Hanson, PJM: “Is the World Becoming Fed Up?”
“Faster, please: A great pushback is awakening here and abroad, but its timing, nature, and future remain mysterious
“Aside from the threats of Vladimir Putin and the wobbling of the European Union, Europe is being overrun with illegal immigrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Once an impoverished foreign national arrives at any European shore, the European Union, either out of utopian piety or colonial guilt, feels obligated to accept him, without questioning much his legal status or the reasons for his arrival — much less why it should not extend such magnanimity to tens of millions of others who may well follow.
“But the cash-strapped leftwing European public, outside its privileged elite, is slowly tiring of illegal immigration as well. Apparently it has concluded that tens of millions of illegal migrants neither assimilate quickly nor are much thankful to their hosts for their sanctuary status — and that hundreds of millions more would come if they could to enjoy the European welfare state. An aging and shrinking European socialism accepts that its own redistributionist entitlements are not sustainable. But it also assumes that those arriving from the former Third World have neither the interest nor the skills to join the labor force to subsidize their hosts’ own generous retirement packages.
“At home the progressive Left is on the scent of another scalp, this time Donald Trump’s for his uncouth and blunderbuss stereotyping of illegal immigrants from Mexico, who, he implies, are for the most part not Mexico’s choice citizenry and who have a tendency to commit various crimes upon arrival. . .”
Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times: “Donald Trump’s comments spark poll surge, put 2016 Republican hopefuls on the spot”
“Ken Crow, an Iowa tea party activist, says Donald Trump’s comments about Mexicans may have been too blunt for some, but that is exactly why the billionaire real estate mogul and reality star is picking up, not losing, support in polls.
“Mr. Crow said people agree that the nation must confront the immigration issue by first securing the border and then dealing with the millions of people living in the U.S. illegally.
“‘America is looking for John Wayne, and Donald Trump is proving to be John Wayne,’ Mr. Crow said. ‘America is sick and tired of political correctness, and they are sick and tired of media bias destroying candidates.’
“The controversy is putting stress on the entire Republican presidential field, which is struggling to find the right response. . .”
Ann Coulter, Townhall: “Media Hide Facts, Call Everyone Else a Liar”
“Trump said: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
“The first thing a news fact-checker would have noticed is: THE GOVERNMENT WON’T TELL US HOW MANY IMMIGRANTS ARE COMMITTING CRIMES IN AMERICA.
“Wouldn’t that make any person of average intelligence suspicious? Not our media. They’re in on the cover-up.
“A curious media might also wonder why any immigrants are committing crimes in America. A nation’s immigration policy, like any other government policy, ought to be used to help the people already here — including the immigrants, incidentally.
“It’s bad enough that immigrants, both legal and illegal, are accessing government benefits at far above the native rate, but why would any country be taking another country’s criminals? We have our own criminals! No one asked for more.
“Instead of counting the immigrant stock filling up our prisons, the government issues a series of comical reports claiming to tally immigrant crime. The Department of Justice relies on immigrants’ self-reports of their citizenship. The U.S. census simply guesses the immigration status of inmates. The Government Accounting Office conducts its own analysis of Bureau of Prisons data.
“In other words, the government hasn’t the first idea how many prisoners are legal immigrants, illegal immigrants or anchor babies. . .”
Kieran Corcoran, UK Daily Mail: “Mother of Californian woman ‘shot dead at random’ by illegal Mexican immigrant who had been deported FIVE TIMES condemns officials who let him stay”
- Kathryn Steinle, 32, was shot dead on San Francisco’s Pier 14 on Thursday
- Francisco Sanchez, 45, is accused of killing her in an unprovoked attack
- He had been deported five times before and was jailed earlier this year
- Sanchez should have been given to immigration officials, but wasn’t
- Her mother Liz Sullivan spoke out to lament that more wasn’t done
- Sanchez was on the streets thanks to San Francisco ‘sanctuary city’ policy
- Presidential candidate Donald Trump weighed in on the case Friday
END NOTES . . .
From Barb: Apology
I am sorry that I have not been very responsive lately to your Emails. I have been somewhat under the weather since my doctors informed me that I have an acute case of Post Islamic Stress Trauma with Apologetic Whitehouse Fatigue (PIST-AWF).
For those of you who do not know what that is; PIST-AWF is a newly defined disease that is found to be widespread and highly contagious.
January, 2015 – Doctors at the CDC released a statement disclosing a new disease that has
already infected over half of the United States and is anticipated to continue to spread. The disease itself affects the cells of a person’s entire body then goes dormant. The disease ravages the body and leaves serious side effects.
These side effects have been labeled as PIST-AWF. Symptoms include:
* Severe pain of the scalp from pulling your own hair while viewing your president pander
to Muslim terrorists.
* Uncontrollable heartburn at 8:00 PM during the O’Reilly factor.
* Loose bowels from swallowing the fact we elected Obama twice.
* Extreme hunger due to vomiting from nightly seeing terrorists murdering innocent people.
* Bleeding from the eyes. This is not Ebola. It is your eyes reacting to accidentally flipping to a channel that shows Al Sharpton as a legitimate news show host.
Since the disease consumes the entire body, every infected person is then identified as the disease itself.
If you feel you have Post Islamic Stress Trauma with Apologetic War Fatigue, please notify your local election board and place your name on the list for a cure. It is expected, and sincerely hoped, that the cure will be available in November of 2016.