WILLIAMSON – Joe.
Replay – JANET: Our Syrian neighbors.
DRUMS RATTLE, FLAGS WAVE
BOZELL – Ryan.
LEADS: HANSON – BarackChurchill; YORK – Bush/Trump; JOHNSON – Don could win.
IMMIGRATION: YAHOO! Hungary’s fence works; DRUDGE LINKS (10/19/15)
SPEAKER: CORDES – Ryan can be had but not by us; HAHN – Steve King to fight.
HILLARY: WILLIAMSON – Biden to block Clintons.
PA: BOEHM – “Disturbing” education audit.
END NOTE: SNYDER – One world.
“Biden is the Obama guy who isn’t really an Obama guy — he was elected to the U.S. Senate when Barack Obama was eleven years old. He had a life and a political career before he hitched his wagon to the teapot messiah from Chicago, and though his is not the keenest mind in politics, he surely gets the game: If he gets in, he is to be reduced to a purely instrumental condition, an enabler of Obama’s last and most important political play, a placeholder keeping the chair warm until Obama’s people have settled on a real president. Biden doesn’t seem like a man who minds being used so long as the deal is a square one, but he is also old and tired and has recently suffered the loss of a child, which must be nearly unbearable. There are three possible outcomes for him: He could get in the race, win, and become a figurehead. He could get in the race, lose, and retire with the stink of defeat upon him.
“Or he could just keep smiling.” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/425752/obama-2016-joe-biden-hillary-clinton
REPLAY – Janet: Our Syrian Invasion
I attended the meeting in Allentown today.
Sen. Toomey sent a rep. as he SUPPORTS this. Learned that they will take any “refugee” whether or not they are Muslims or Christians. The “refugees” first register with the UN. Supposedly they are checked to make sure that they are being persecuted in their home land. Allentown will be getting up to 130 refugees in the coming months and EACH person regardless of age will receive $925. So, a family of four will receive $3700!. They will be assisted in finding a place to live whether it be with a family or an apartment. They are assisted in finding a job and will have help in learning English. The money is supposed to last them 3 months and that they are supposed to be self-sufficient after that time. We all know that won’t happen!!!
Wish they put this much time, money and effort into helping our Veterans! This group also helps in Phila. and Lancaster, so we can expect more coming to those areas.
Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 13, 2015 Meeting tomorrow in Allentown!
Sorry I have to repeat over and over again that the vast majority of the Syrians the US is admitting to the country are Muslims (97%) because many people simply assume we (and these supposedly Christian charities) are helping the truly persecuted Christians.
Pennsylvania citizens should contact Senator Toomey’s office today and voice your concerns. PA is in the top ten states receiving Syrian refugees. Toomey is supposedly for limited government!http://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=about_senator
See our previous mentions of Allentown where the Mayor signed a letter with 17 other mayors begging Obama for MORE Syrians (100,000 Syrians!).
And, here, where we learned that Syrians have already begun arriving in Allentown (and Pennsylvania generally).
From The Morning Call:
With at least 130 refugees expected to arrive in the Lehigh Valley in the next 12 months, local congregations, organizations and volunteers are wondering how they can help.
Lutheran Children and Family Services, which oversees an Allentown refugee resettlement program, will hold an informational meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to address how individuals, churches and businesses can assist.
Drums Rattle, Flags Wave
“Don’t know who gets Glenn Beck but, the other day he and David Barton were discussing what Christians want to hear from their ministers/pastors etc. here is the survey and the outcome. David Barton suggested that we take the survey and results to our clergy. http://www.wallbuilders.com/downloads/WhatChristiansWantPastorstoPreachAbout.pdf
Also, to give them this web site: http://nationalblackroberegiment.com/
Valley Forge Patriots is considering joining with other groups such as Oath Keeper, Delco Patriots, etc. so we have a larger number of people to address the dangers that are coming our way. If you have any thoughts, concerns, ideas please feel free to share them with our steering committee.
We are going to start up our rallies at King of Prussia mall on Saturdays from Noon til 3 starting Oct. 31. Please try to attend and bring chairs, water, and appropriate signs. We rally on Rt. 202 by the Wells Fargo Bank. We reach thousands of people at that site and now that the holidays are coming we will reach many more.
Brent Bozell – Ryan
“How can someone with an ‘F’ conservative rating (Conservative Review) be acceptable to conservatives?” he said in a statement to National Review. “Paul Ryan came to Washington with such promise and has been a huge disappointment. At every turn he has done the bidding of John Boehner. He hasn’t taken a principled stand on a single thing of importance. He is just more of the same, sadly.” Brent Bozell, ForAmerica http://www.nationalreview.com/article/425436/paul-ryan-house-speaker-conservative-activists-rebel
LEADS . . .
Victor Davis Hanson, PJM: “Barack Churchill, 1939”
“Certainly we do not need a disproportionate response to Herr Hitler that initiates a cycle of violence on both sides. We need to tamp down the rhetoric.”
“Winston Churchill, well before he became prime minister in May 1940, was busy all through 1939 prompting the British government to prepare for war — and then, as first lord of the Admiralty, helping to direct it once it broke out. But what if Churchill had been Barack Obama? What would Britain’s foremost opponent of appeasement have been like?
“The Munich Agreement
“Obama-Churchill might have said something like the following in regards to the 1938 Munich Agreement.
“‘We live in a complex world and at a challenging time. And none of these challenges lend themselves to quick or easy solutions, but all of them require British leadership. If we stay patient and determined, then we will, in fact, meet these challenges. The Munich Agreement is a comprehensive government agreement. It is the first that actually constrains Nazi Germany from further aggression, and one whose provisions are transparent and enforceable. It is a sober and judicious way to preclude war and to bring Germany back into the family of nations and to become a credible regional power, while allowing the German people to express their legitimate aspirations.”
“‘Obviously, the last twenty years of ostracizing Germany has not worked. So it’s time for some creative reset diplomacy, and a reengagement to get out of the rut of the last two decades. I don’t believe, as did former British officials, in snubbing supposed enemies, but rather in engaging and talking with them. Lots of you in the American newspaper business keep expecting us, like some American baseball team, to hit home runs. Well, we’re perfectly happy to hit singles and doubles like this agreement.”
“‘Finally, the relationship between Germany and Western Europe includes centuries of co-existence and cooperation, but also a long history of conflict and religious wars. More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Germans, and a shaky peace in which German-speaking majorities were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations. Moreover, the sweeping change brought by modernity led many Germans to view the West as hostile to the traditions of German culture. Violent extremists have exploited these tensions in a small but potent minority of Germans. The attacks of 1939 and the continued efforts of these extremists to engage in violence against civilians have led some in my country to view Germany as inevitably hostile not only to Britain and Western countries, but also to human rights. This has bred more fear and mistrust. So long as our relationship is defined by our differences, we will empower those who sow hatred rather than peace, and who promote conflict rather than the cooperation that can help all of our people achieve justice and prosperity. This cycle of suspicion and discord must end.”
“’How can we in good conscience justify war before we’ve tested a diplomatic agreement that achieves our objectives?’ . . .”
Byron York, Washington Examiner: “Bush-Trump 9/11 fight shows dilemma of dynastic candidates”
“It’s not unfair for Donald Trump to bring up 9/11 in his ongoing debate with Jeb Bush. Over the course of the campaign, Trump has criticized George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq — also fair game — and during the second Republican debate, on Sept. 16, Jeb Bush resorted to a “W kept us safe” defense when Trump went after his brother again.
“Your brother’s administration gave us Barack Obama,” Trump said to Jeb, “because it was such a disaster, those last three months, that Abraham Lincoln couldn’t have been elected.”
“You know what?” Bush responded. “As it relates to my brother, there’s one thing I know for sure. He kept us safe.”
Door opened. How can one say George W. Bush kept us safe when 9/11 happened on his watch? Trump asked recently. After all, there were well-known intelligence failures on W’s watch in the months leading up to Sept. 11. And the basic fact is that it happened during Bush’s presidency.
Jeb Bush called such talk “pathetic.” “We were attacked & my brother kept us safe,” he said via Twitter.
The fight escalated Sunday. “Jeb said, ‘We were safe with my brother. We were safe.’ Well, the World Trade Center just went down,” Trump said on Fox News Sunday. “Now, am I trying to blame him? I’m not blaming anybody, but the World Trade Center came down, so when he said we were safe, we were not safe. We lost 3,000 people. It was one of the greatest — probably the greatest catastrophe ever in this country.”
Perhaps the back-and-forth will escalate even further. But even if it doesn’t, the 9/11 flap shows the danger of dynastic candidacies. Obviously, Bush wouldn’t have to make the arguments he’s making had his brother not been president. Jeb has struggled all campaign with how (and when) to defend his brother’s troubled time in the White House.
At the same time, Hillary Clinton would never make such an argument against Jeb Bush, because the intelligence failures that occurred in the eight months of the George W. Bush administration before 9/11 were preceded by years of intelligence failures in the Bill Clinton administration.* (The 9/11 Commission report tells a long and dispiriting story.) It would help Clinton no more to defend the intelligence failures of her husband’s time in office then it does Bush to defend his brother. In a Hillary vs. Jeb race, it’s likely neither would go there.
It may well turn out that many Republican voters don’t want to hear any of it. As admirers of George W. Bush, they might hold it against Trump for bringing it up. But the peculiar circumstances of the 2016 race — the wife of a president running in one party and the brother/son of presidents running in the other — illustrate the difficulty with dynastic politics. Dynastic candidates come into a race with a lot to defend.”
Eliana Johnson, NRO: “The Establishment Thinks the Unthinkable: Trump Could Win the Nomination”
OMG! “It began as whispers in hushed corners: Could it ever happen? And now, just three months from the Iowa caucuses, members of the Republican establishment are starting to give voice to an increasingly common belief that Donald Trump, once dismissed as joke, a carnival barker, and a circus freak, might very well win the nomination.
“Trump is a serious player for the nomination at this time,” says Ed Rollins, who served as the national campaign director for Reagan’s 1984 reelection and as campaign chairman for Mike Huckabee in 2008.
“Rollins is not alone in his views. “Trump has sustained a lead for longer than there are days left” before voting begins in Iowa, says Steve Schmidt, who managed John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. “For a long time,” Schmidt says, “you were talking to people in Washington, and there was a belief that there was an expiration date to this, as if there’s some secret group of people who have the ability to control the process.”
“But for Trump, a dip in the polls after the second debate that many predicted was the beginning of the end has arrested; and for nearly four months, he has remained at the top of the polls. Now, long-time GOP strategists who were expecting Trump’s act to wear thin a couple of months ago worry that he can’t be stopped, or at least that he has a significant chance of winning the nomination. . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/425750/gop-establishment-thinks-trump-could-win
IMMIGRATION . . .
Yahoo!: “Hungary says migrant influx ‘stops’”
“Budapest (AFP) – Hungary said Monday its shutdown of the border with Croatia had put a stop to the influx of migrants and refugees.
“Only 41 people crossed into the EU member state on Sunday, the government said.
“‘The border closure is working, it has effectively stopped illegal border-crossing,’ government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs told reporters in Nagykanizsa, close to the Croatian border.
“‘The Hungarian government is determined to keep the measures in place as long as is needed,’ he said.
“‘We are continuously monitoring the situation at the Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian borders, and are ready to react to any situation which might develop.’ . . .”
Drudge Links (10/19/15)
German anti-migrant rally highlights European backlash… As winter looms, struggle to find homes… Thousands stranded on borders… Muslims condemn Britain’s plans to combat extremism… Austrian Town Drowns in Feces and Garbage… Turkey ‘not concentration camp’, won’t host permanently… Anti-immigration party wins Swiss election in ‘slide to the Right’…
SPEAKER . . .
Nancy Cordes, CBS: “Paul Ryan open to running for speaker”
“After weeks of insisting he would not run for Speaker, Wisconsin Republican Rep. Paul Ryan – according to those close to him – is now open to leading the fractured Republican conference, and seriously considering launching a bid for speaker of the House.
“But there’s a caveat. And it’s a big one.
Ryan’s confidants tell CBS News he will not horse trade with the House Freedom Caucus, a group of 40 or so deeply conservative members who have been demanding changes to House rules and other very specific promises from candidates for Speaker in exchange for their support. Ryan’s confidants say he is not going to negotiate for a job he never sought, and that he has a record of conservative leadership that should be clear to every member of the GOP conference.
“They say Ryan hasn’t ruled out meeting with the House Freedom Caucus if asked, but ‘he’s not going to go to the Freedom Caucus and say, ‘I’ll do this and this’…otherwise you’ve sold yourself to them from the very beginning, and set yourself up for failure’ said someone with knowledge of his deliberations.’ ‘He still really, really does not want to do this. He has his dream job. If he’s Speaker, his whole career path changes. He’s not going to make concessions to get a job he didn’t want in the first place.’ . . .”
Julia Hahn, BigGovt: “Steve King Threatens ‘Battle’ over Paul Ryan Speakership”
“As Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) ’s history of working for open borders has come under increasing scrutiny, conservative lawmakers have begun to publicly insist that any person who seeks to ascend to the Speakership must oppose amnesty and represent the vast majority of GOP voters who want to close the immigration valve.
As Politico recently reported, conservative Congressman Rep. Steve King (R-IA) warned that there will be a “major intraparty battle over immigration if Paul comes forward.”
“A majority of the conference is on my side of this argument,” King declared.
Politico added: “King said he would not support Ryan for speaker, noting that he has long opposed leadership candidates who are ‘pro-amnesty’ and that he is still backing Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) to take charge of the House.”
Polls show lawmakers could face severe criticism back home—as has already happened with Alabama’s Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL)—if they leave the door open to a Ryan Speakership.
That is because Paul Ryan’s signature policy goal—allowing for the free movement of people and goods across America’s borders—is rejected by massive majorities of GOP voters.
HILLARY . . .
Kevin Williamson, NRO: “Using Biden to Block the Clintons from Regaining the White House” “Barack Obama’s last act
“As he approaches the end of his career in elected office, Barack Obama is in a truly precarious position: He is going to exit the White House having accomplished almost nothing substantive on the policy front — his health-care program is not going to survive, Gitmo is not going to be closed, we are not leaving Afghanistan, and he is sending troops into Iraq — and outside of his perch at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, his party is in ruins: In Congress and the states, the Democrats are in their weakest position in modern political history. If the Democrats do not win the presidency in 2016, there are going to be some very uncomfortable questions about what exactly Obama & Co. accomplished, and at what price.
“What to do? Throw Herself to the wolves, of course.
“Barack Obama isn’t a policy guy; he’s a personnel guy. An underappreciated aspect of Barack Obama’s politics is that he has been trying to convert the Democratic party from a party that lives in Congress to a party that lives in the White House. The Democrats owned Congress, and especially the House of Representatives, in the postwar era, with unbroken control of the speakership from 1955 to 1995. Until Newt Gingrich came in with the 1994 tsunami, the last Republican speaker had been a man born in 1884 who rode into office on the coattails of Calvin Coolidge. Except for a few brief interludes (January 3, 1947 to January 3, 1949; January 3, 1953 to January 3, 1955; January 3, 1981 to January 3, 1987), the Democrats ran the Senate, too, from the Great Depression until the Gingrich years. That version of the Democratic party was a lawmaking party. (It made a lot of bad laws.) Barack Obama’s Democratic party, the one he is giving birth to, is a different animal. He didn’t give a hoot what was in his signature health-care law — just so long as it empowered him to start putting his people in positions to make health-care decisions. His patron saint is Roy Cohn, who proclaimed the gospel “Don’t tell me what the law is. Tell me who the judge is.” Barack Obama doesn’t want to write laws — he wants to appoint judges. He doesn’t want finely crafted legislation — he wants ‘The secretary shall issue.’ “Progressives understand this. Conservatives sometimes fail to. . .”
PA . . .
Eric Boehm, PA Independent: “PA Auditor General uncovers ‘disturbing’ education policy trends”
“State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale this week published a scathing report detailing neglect and mismanagement in the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the state Board of Education.
“In a performance audit of the state’s top education agencies, DePasquale found academically challenged schools are forgotten by the PDE, that the department mismanages its employees and special advisers and the BOE hasn’t updated the master plan for basic education since 1999.
““PDE and the Board of Education must get their respective houses in order,” DePasquale said in a statement.
“The master plan for basic education is a strategic blueprint guiding policymakers and educators to ensure the state’s education system funding and curriculum is relevant.
“DePasquale found ‘misguided leadership’ contributed to the absence of an update since Bill Clinton was in office. The report called BOE’s failure to update the plan every five years ‘disturbing.’
“‘The plan should be current, and it should be aligned with the ever-changing education landscape, including technological advances, requirements under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, and the explosion of charter schools,’ DePasquale said. ‘The world is far different than it was in 1999, and our educational system must have a plan that can adapt to meet changing demands.’ . . .”
END NOTE. . .
Michael Snyder, Infowars: “Moving Toward a One World Government, a One World Economy and a One World Religion”
Barry/Valerie’s next job . . .
“From September 25th to September 27th, the United Nations launched a “new universal agenda” for humanity
“The global elite have never been closer to their goal of a united world.
“Thanks to a series of interlocking treaties and international agreements, the governance of this planet is increasingly becoming globalized and centralized, but most people don’t seem alarmed by this at all. In the past 30 days, we have seen some of the biggest steps toward a one world government, a one world economy and a one world religion that we have ever witnessed, but these events have sparked very little public discussion or debate. So please share this article with as many people as you can. We need to wake people up about this before it is too late.
“From September 25th to September 27th, the United Nations launched a ‘new universal agenda’ for humanity. Those are not my words, they actually come directly out of the core document for this new agenda. The Pope traveled to New York City to give the address that kicked off this conference, thus giving his considerable endorsement to this new plan. Virtually every nation on the entire planet willingly signed up for the 17 goals that are included in this plan, but this stunning turn of events made very few international headlines.
“The United Nations is promising that if we all work together that we can turn our planet into some kind of ‘utopia’, but the truth is that all of this talk about ‘unity’ masks a very insidious agenda. The following comes from a recent piece by Paul McGuire, the author of a groundbreaking new book entitled “The Babylon Code”…
“The UN is not asking permission, but issuing a command that the entire planet will commit to 17 sustainable development goals and 169 sustainable development targets designed to radically transform our world by 2030. The UN 2030 plan promoted by the Pope will advance Agenda 21 on steroids. . .”