ALERTS: Planned Parenthood Protest; Janet – Planned slaughter; Norristown Demo 8/22; Reimer – Citizen Involvement Coalition.
LEADS: MacDONALD – Post-Ferguson policing; SHEAR & HARRIS – BO’s plans; YORK – Donald in mainstream; McCORMICK – Walker trumped in Iowa.
THE HILLARY: McCarthy – Benghazi negligence; SOLOMON – 60 emails.
PA: WILLIAMS – Immigrant school registration – 40 languages.
END NOTE: McCARTHY – Her character.
“The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post ‘Thou shalt not steal,’ ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery,’ and ‘Thou shalt not lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.” George Carlin
What: Protest PP’s harvesting and selling of aborted baby parts
Where: Planned Parenthood facilities across America
When: August 22, 2015 from 9:00am-11:00am
Contact: Email or call 773-777-2900
ProtestPP.com is dedicated to the peaceful exercise of our First Amendment rights of free speech and public protest. ProtestPP.com will vigorously defend those rights and repudiates all abortion related violence.
Dear Pro-Life Friend,
I’m sure you’ve seen the undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors callously discussing how to dismember aborted babies and sell their body parts for profit.
But what can you DO about it?
You can join me for the National Day of Protest against Planned Parenthood — taking place at the Planned Parenthood facility in NORRISTOWN.
This protest will be one of OVER 250 events coast-to-coast on August 22, in cooperation with a coalition of more than 40 pro-life groups.
This is going to be the largest national protest of Planned Parenthood this country has ever seen. You don’t want to miss it!
EVENT: NORRISTOWN #PPSellsBabyParts Protest
WHEN: Saturday, August 22, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Planned Parenthood, 1221 Powell St. Norristown
Come out August 22, and bring your friends — especially those who haven’t been out on the front lines at an event like this before.
We may never have a better opportunity to strip Planned Parenthood of their massive $500 million taxpayer subsidy and expose the truth about this corrupt organization.
So mark your calendar and plan to come out for the #PPSellsBabyParts protest in NORRISTOWN on August 22!
You’ll also want to get started making signs for your protest. You can have them designed and professionally printed, or make your own with poster-board and markers. You can find some suggested wording for signs right here.
Whatever you put on your signs, be sure to focus on Planned Parenthood’s barbaric practices of aborting babies and selling their body parts.
Don Reimer: “Civic and Citizen Involvement Coalition”
Diana and I ask you to accept this personal invitation to Civic and Citizen Involvement Coalition for its initial presentation of two audio-visual community-based enterprises.
The presentations will be of interest to people of faith and civic-minded citizens: Faith Beyond the Church Door and Self-Governance Rediscovered.
Doors open at 6:30 pm with light refreshment. The presentation begins promptly at 7:00 pm this coming Tuesday, 18th of August. Join us in the Community Room, Lansdale Public Library, 301 Vine St, Lansdale, PA .
By forwarded email, if you agree, please extend this invitation to your group (Valley Forge Patriots)
Please note the attachment. Thank you.
Don and Diana Reimer, Civic and Citizen Involvement Coalition, 215-361-3094 h
LEADS . . .
Heather MacDonald, NRO: “Officer Beaten by a Convicted Felon Hesitated for Fear of Being Called Racist: Welcome to Post-Ferguson Policing”
“A police officer in Birmingham, Ala., was beaten unconscious by a suspect during a traffic stop last week because the officer did not want to be pilloried in the media as a racist for using force against a black man.
“Last Friday, a Birmingham plainclothes detective pulled over a car being driven erratically. The officer, who has chosen to remain anonymous to protect his family, told the driver to stay in the car while he called for backup. Instead, according to CNN, the driver got out and became belligerent, angrily and repeatedly asking why he’d been stopped. The driver, a 34-year-old convicted felon, allegedly grabbed the detective’s gun and pistol-whipped him with it until the detective lost consciousness. The felon, Janard Cunningham, reportedly fled the scene but was later apprehended. His record includes convictions for robbery and assault, among other crimes, and an attempted-murder charge, according to ABC 3340 and WVTM 13.
“Several witnesses to the beating posted photos of the bloodied, inert, and prostrate detective on social media, accompanied by celebratory gloating similar to the social-media triumphalism after two New York City police officers were assassinated last December. A typical post read: “Pistol whipped his ass to sleep,” under the hashtag #FckDaPolice.
“The detective, who is still in the hospital recovering from injuries to his head and neck, now reveals that he hesitated to use force against Cunningham because of the post-Ferguson war on cops. “A lot of officers are being too cautious because of what’s going on in the media,” the officer told CNN. “I hesitated because I didn’t want to be in the media like I am right now.” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/395919/assassination-truth-deroy-murdock
Michael Shear & Gardiner Harris, NYT: “With High-Profile Help, Obama Plots Life after Presidency”
This was not “high-profile” help. The Times also omitted mention of Soros or Islam or BO’s transfer of taxpayer property (notes, correspondence, photos) via Ms. Jarrett to his own private server. The whole concept of “presidential libraries” is a scam that supports future empires . . .
“. . . Publicly, Mr. Obama betrays little urgency about his future. Privately, he is preparing for his postpresidency with the same fierce discipline and fund-raising ambition that characterized the 2008 campaign that got him to the White House.
“The long-running dinner this past February is part of a methodical effort taking place inside and outside the White House as the president, first lady and a cadre of top aides map out a postpresidential infrastructure and endowment they estimate could cost as much as $1 billion. The president’s aides did not ask any of the guests for library contributions after the dinner, but a number of those at the table could be donors in the future.
“The $1 billion — double what George W. Bush raised for his library and its various programs — would be used for what one adviser called a “digital-first” presidential library loaded with modern technologies, and to establish a foundation with a worldwide reach.”
Byron York, Washington Examiner: “Are Trump’s immigration views out of the mainstream?”
“‘Donald Trump: Undocumented Immigrants ‘Have to Go,’’ read the headline at NBC News, where Trump appeared on ‘Meet the Press.’ ‘They have to go,’ Trump told moderator Chuck Todd, referring to immigrants in the U.S. illegally. ‘We either have a country or we don’t have a country.’ At the same time, Trump unveiled a brief immigration position paper, created in consultation with Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, calling for, among other things, an end to the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of birthright citizenship.
“Some of Trump’s presidential rivals, and no doubt many in the GOP establishment, were appalled. ‘Our leading Republican is embracing self-deportation, that all of the 11 million have to walk back where they came from, and maybe we’ll let some of them come back,’ Sen. Lindsey Graham said on CBS. ‘I just hope we don’t go down that road as a party. So our leading contender, Mr. Trump, is going backward on immigration. And I think he’s going to take all of us with him if we don’t watch it.’
“But are Trump’s views on immigration as far out of the mainstream as Graham suggests? Are they out of the mainstream at all? A recent academic paper, by Stanford professor David Broockman and Berkeley Ph.D candidate Douglas Ahler, suggests a majority of the public’s views on immigration are closer to Trump’s than to the advocates of comprehensive immigration reform. . .
“The largest single group, 24.4 percent, supported the most draconian option — closed borders and mass deportation — that is dismissed by every candidate in the race, including Trump. Add in the next group that supported Option Six, which would allow only a “small number” of highly skilled immigrants to enter the U.S. and also involve mass deportations, and the number increased to 38.2 percent. Then add Option Five, which would allow only highly skilled immigrants while physically blocking the border, and the number increased to 55.2 percent.
“‘Many citizens support policies that seem to fall outside of the range of policy options considered in elite discourse,’ Broockman and Ahler conclude. . . .”
“Trump’s immigration stance appears to fall somewhere between Option Five and Option Six, perhaps a little closer to the latter. It’s probably fair to say that, if Broockman and Ahler are correct, a majority of Americans — not just Republican voters, but all Americans — hold views that are consistent with Trump’s position, or are even more restrictive. Opponents like Graham portray Trump’s immigration position as far out of the mainstream, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.”
Carly is probably the “presidential kingmaker” . . none of the clowns would refuse her invitation to the big dance . . . and that’s just fine!
Replay: Daniel Henninger, WSJ: Donald Trump, the Kingmaker
“Donald Trump isn’t going to crown himself the next Republican president. Reversing Mr. Trump’s negatives with voters beyond his affinity group would make the loaves and the fishes look like child’s play. But Mr. Trump just did something unique in presidential politics: He delivered 24 million prospective voters to the Republican Party in its Aug. 6 primary debate on Fox News. It is a mind-boggling number.” Daniel Henninger
John McCormick, Bloomberg: “Scott Walker Being Trumped by The Donald in Crucial State of Iowa”
“When Republican Scott Walker arrives Monday at Iowa’s state fair, he’ll land in an unfamiliar position: he won’t be the front-runner in the state that holds the first presidential nominating contest.
Like most every other candidate in the historically crowded field, the Wisconsin governor’s standing in state and national polls has been hurt by the summer surge of billionaire Donald Trump, the party’s front-runner.
“No state is more critical to Walker’s future than Iowa, where media expectations about his candidacy have grown to the point that anything short of a win in the Feb. 1 caucuses is likely to be viewed as a serious momentum killer.
“‘I run into people who support him, but I think the polls reflect the fact that everyone is just struggling to get traction, outside of the three non-politicians,’ said John Bloom, Republican Party treasurer in Polk County, the state’s largest.
“Bloom, who is undecided in the race, was referring to Trump, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. He’s not ruling out the possibility of a Trump win in Iowa.
“‘If you had asked me a month ago, I would have said no,’ he said. ‘But I think there is more commitment there to something. I don’t know if it’s for Trump, or this rebellion against our leadership.’ . . .”
THE HILLARY . . .
Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “Hillary’s Dangerous Negligence over Benghazi — Again”
“What happens when the president who has politicized law-enforcement to a degree unprecedented in American history meets a terrorist responsible for killing Americans he has recklessly failed to protect, decimating his pretensions about ‘decimating’ al-Qaeda?
“What happens is: You get the most politicized terrorism indictment ever produced by the Justice Department. Behold United States v. Khatallah, Case No. 14 Crim. 141, quietly unsealed in a Washington courtroom last Saturday while the country dozed off into summer-vacation mode.
“Ahmed Abu Khatallah, of course, is the only suspect apprehended in connection with the Benghazi massacre, a terrorist attack on a still-mysterious U.S. diplomatic installation. J. Christopher Stevens, the United States ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans — State Department official Sean Smith and two former Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty — were killed. Until recently, such attacks have been known as acts of war carried out by the enemy. In the age of Obama, they are now known as ‘crimes’ for which ‘defendants’ like Khatallah are ‘brought to justice’ — rather than brought to Gitmo. Meaning: They are whisked into our country when no one’s paying much attention. The red carpet is rolled out at a federal courthouse, where the “defendant” is given Miranda warnings, taxpayer-funded counsel, and all the rights of the American citizens they plot to kill, including lavish discovery-of-intelligence files relevant to their civilian trial. . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/422587/hillarys-emails-benghazi
John Solomon, Washington Times: “Number of Hillary Clinton’s emails flagged for classified data grows to 60 as review continues”
“While media coverage has focused on a half-dozen of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal emails containing sensitive intelligence, the total number of her private emails identified by an ongoing State Department review as having contained classified data has ballooned to 60, officials told The Washington Times.
“That figure is current through the end of July and is likely to grow as officials wade through a total of 30,000 work-related emails that passed through her personal email server, officials said. The process is expected to take months. . .”
Drudge Links (8/17/15)
PA . . .
Damon Williams, PhillyTrib: “District registration for immigrant students closes Aug. 28”
“. . . Last year, the center registered more than 800 students from more than 70 countries. Collectively, those students spoke more than 40 different native languages.
“The district also noted families shouldn’t be concerned about registering their child based on their immigration status. The district referred to Plyler v. DOE, a U.S. Supreme Court decision which held that it is unconstitutional to deny free public education to children who are not legally admitted into the United States.
“City immigrant populations have been on the rise since Mayor Michael Nutter’s signage of a a pair of executive orders, starting in 2009.
“All city services, including but not limited to the following listed services, shall be made available to all city of Philadelphia residents, consistent with applicable law, regardless of the person’s citizenship or legal immigration status,” read a portion of one order. “[Those services include] police and fire services; medical services, such as emergency medical services, general medical care at community health centers and immunization; testing and treatment with respect to communicable diseases; mental health services; children protective services and access to city facilities, such as libraries and recreation centers.”
“That order also stipulated that law enforcement officials alone are allowed to question an individual’s immigration status, or those who work for a municipally–governed service or program. Nutter’s second immigrant executive oder, signed in 2014, ended the procedure of detaining individuals without a warrant on behalf of Immunization and Customs Enforcement. . .”
END NOTE . . . McCarthy
“The Clinton camp is desperate to narrow the latest Hillary scandal to the question of whether she committed indictable classified-information offenses. Her criminal liability is quite beside the point. This is about judgment, credibility, and character.” Andrew McCarthy http://www.nationalreview.com/article/422587/hillarys-emails-benghazi