Help American Vets, 2nd Amendment Turn Out, West Chester TEA, VF/CFL Meeting.
MJ LEE – Palin
LEADS: KLUKOWSKI – SCOTUS & Immigration; RT – BO’s gun controls; POLLAK – BIBI barks @ BO; FOX – ISIS destroyed St. Elijah; EXAMINER – Deficit happy talk; ERICKSON – Iowa guv & ethanol $; KRUISER – More secrets in Hillary’s email.
END NOTES: Mark Levin (01/19/16); John Batchelor (01/19/16)
Help for Veterans
Valley Forge Park has 5.4 empty miles and money to build huts for guys who suffered 200+ years ago. Room for vets??????
VALLEY FORGE PATRIOTS & CITIZENS FOR LIBERTY
REACHING OUT TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS
In the winter of 1777-78, George Washington’s battered Revolutionary Army endured bitter cold and snow, sickness, exhaustion and hunger in their camp at Valley Forge, PA.
In Bucks County today, not far from Valley Forge, scores of desperate American veterans endure similar hardships. In small patches of woods, out of sight and out of mind of most county residents, homeless former soldiers have banded together to help one another in the daily struggle for food, water and shelter.
We at Valley Forge Patriots & Citizens for Liberty are trying to help. We are asking for donations of food, gently used warm clothing and blankets.
If you have anything you would like to donate and you are going to our Feb. 3 event at King Of Prussia Vol. Fire House , please bring it with you.
If unable to attend that event (but, you really, really should!), feel free to contact Janet Warnsdorfer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 469-3268.
Gun Rally Turnout (Janet)
“The gun rally that was held on Saturday in Media at Providence Rd. & Baltimore Pike had a much better turnout than the anti-immigrant rally. We had about 100-150 come. This one was very uplifting! We had a LOT of good response with horn honking and thumbs up! The other side never showed up.
“Here is an article about it, although it does lean left (surprise, surprise!!!).
West Chester TEA Party
7PM, January 20th, East Goshen Twp Building, 1580 Paoli Pike
Our subject matter will be on the 2nd amendment led by Phil Duffy Please come and join in on the discussion What are our constitutional rights and how to defend them With all the information circulating what is the truth and what is false? What does history teach us? Please bring any information you have to share email@example.com
February 3rd, VFTP, CFL:
WHEN: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 WHERE: King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company, 170 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA, 19406.
TIME: 7-9 (doors open 6:30) Mark your calendars and plan on joining us for this informative session on a very important and timely subject! SPREAD THE WORD – ALL ARE WELCOME – FREE! We will also have a free potluck dinner buffet (Feel free to bring something to share or just enjoy!)
CITIZENS FOR LIBERTY/VALLEY FORGE PATRIOTS IS PROUD TO PRESENT
David P. Ward is a Director with the National Association of Former Border Patrol Agents, an organization of former Border Patrol Supervisors and Managers, which advocates secure borders and interior immigration enforcement. David has over 33 years field experience with the US Department of Homeland Security and US Border Patrol, as an agent and field manager of enforcement operations. His experience is unique in that it covers both Border Security issues and Interior Enforcement.
David is considered a Subject Matter Expert and has been featured on local and national media broadcasts, in addition to live audience conferences and seminars regarding Border Security and Immigration Enforcement.
“Today brought news that Sarah Palin is endorsing Donald Trump. Trump’s an odd figure to win the heart of a public figure once so synonymous with the tea-party movement. He boasts of the influence his money has bought him with politicians, including Charlie Crist, Arlen Specter, and Harry Reid, some of the movement’s biggest enemies. He supported the TARP and auto bailouts and praised socialized medicine. He’s currently touting ethanol subsidies to the rafters in Iowa, and his tax plan would increase the deficit by $10 trillion, according to the Tax Foundation. The day the Tea Party debuted, he praised Obama as “a champion.” Jim Geraghty
“Ours is an age in which politics and entertainment are melted together without opposition or disfavor; a silly, self-indulgent, shallow age in which Kanye West thinks he can be the president of the United States and the president of the United States thinks he can be Kanye West. That Palin and Trump are together at last is no accident of ideology or timing; rather, it is the inevitable and rational confluence of two ghastly cults of personality — a fat-cutting, cash-saving merger that will serve to increase overall market share. Under their own steam, both figures have convinced a significant portion of the American population that their personal advancement is the key to the country’s success. Together, just think how great America can be!” Charles CW Cooke http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430023/sarah-palin-donald-trump-endorsement-iowa-inevitable
MJ Lee, CNN: “Palin: Are you ready to make America great again?”
“Ames, Iowa (CNN)Sarah Palin is back.
“Palin appeared alongside Trump at a raucous campaign rally, following days of speculation about the identity of a ‘special guest.’
“In front of thousands of Trump fans, Palin handed Trump his most high-profile endorsement yet, just two weeks out from the Iowa caucuses.
“‘Heads are spinnin’. Media heads are spinning! This is going to be so much fun!’ Palin yelled from the stage. ‘Are you ready to make America great again?’
“Palin’s at times disjointed 20-minute speech was filled with Palinisms like ‘pussy-footin’,’ ‘hallelujah’ and ‘you betcha.’ With Trump looking on from beside her, she hailed the real estate developer as a ‘compassionate,’ ‘refreshing’ and ‘self-made’ man who would bring the country back from President Barack Obama’s disastrous tenure.”
Also: Byron York, Washington Examiner: “What Palin does for Trump, and to Cruz”
“AMES, Iowa — In September, when Donald Trump appeared before a giant rally in Dallas, a person in the Trump circle described the coming months of the campaign. Sure, a big event like Dallas got headlines, but Trump knew he couldn’t do the same rally, rally, rally for the next several months and expect the public to remain interested. Even then, TrumpWorld was planning a varied (and secret) schedule of special events, bold policy rollouts, and other attention-getting gestures to keep the voters’ and the media’s attention over the course of a long campaign.
“Tuesday night in Ames was a prime example of Trump’s timing and showmanship. Bringing Sarah Palin to Iowa grabbed all eyes in the Republican caucus race. And it seriously undercut the notion, growing in some political circles, that GOP rival Ted Cruz has nailed down the support of all of Iowa’s conservatives.
“Palin, whose last highly-publicized visit to Iowa was a poorly-received speech at Rep. Steve King’s candidate summit in January 2015, was her most Palinesque self. Discussing who is and who is not a conservative, for example, she said, “How about the rest of us? Right-winging bitter clinging, proud clingers of our guns, our God, our religions, and our Constitution…” At other times, her style was her own brand of lyricism: “We all have a part in this, we all have a responsibility, looking around at all of you, you hard-working Iowa families, you farm families and teachers and Teamsters and cops and cooks, you rock ‘n’ rollers and holy rollers, all of you who work so hard, you full-time moms, you with the hands that rock the cradle, you all make the world go ’round, and now our cause is one.”
“But Trump was happy to have Palin for more reasons than her ability to entertain a crowd. Even though she is much diminished from her heyday a few years ago, Palin still has influence among some conservatives. Trump now has that on his side, and just as important, Cruz doesn’t.”
LEADS . . .
Ken Klukowski, Big Govt: “Supreme Court to Decide Historic Case on Presidential Power and Immigration”
“WASHINGTON—This week the Supreme Court announced that it will hear arguments in the legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal aliens, marking only the second time in American history that the Court will hear a challenge brought by a majority of the states in the Union against the federal government.
“As Breitbart News previously reported, after years of telling the public (in over 20 televised speeches) that no president has the authority to change immigration law to grant amnesty allowing illegal aliens to stay in this country, in November 2014, Obama decided he had such power, and announced that he was unilaterally changing the law without Congress.
“This program—which goes by the acronym DAPA—went into immediate effect as a federal regulation. This change to federal law has two parts.
“First, out of well over 11 million illegal aliens currently in the United States, the president would define a class, to include approximately 4.3 million aliens, regarding whom he ordered the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to stop deportation proceedings, or—for those against whom the government had not taken any action—never to start the process.
“Second, he ordered the federal government to issue those aliens foreign work permits and other documents whereby they could get jobs in America, as well as other benefits such as obtain driver’s licenses and board an airplane. These documents would also allow illegal aliens to obtain various public welfare benefits like Obamacare, and also to file amended tax returns covering the past three years to obtain checks from the government as a form of federal welfare. . .”
RT: “Obama’s gun control order runs into first legal challenge”
‘This is only the first lawsuit challenging the January 4 executive order
“The lawsuit argues that the action illegally attempts to circumvent Congress’ legislative power.
“Conservative advocacy group Freedom Watch on Monday challenged Obama’s executive order on guns, which instructed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and other agencies to reinterpret legislation passed by Congress. The president justified this by saying he was closing what he called a “loophole” that allowed certain sales to occur without a background check.
“‘The president states that he is doing so purely because he does not like the legislative decisions of the Congress,’ wrote Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman. ‘These actions are unconstitutional abuses of the president’s and executive branch’s role in our nation’s constitutional architecture and exceed the powers of the president as set forth in the US Constitution.’
Joel Pollak, National Security: “Netanyahu Rebukes U.S. Ambassador to Israel”
“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro on Tuesday, after Shaprio accused Israel of having a double standard in prosecuting Israelis and Palestinians for terrorism, and questioned Israel’s commitment to a two-state solution.
“Netanyahu reacted publicly by saying that not only was Shapiro wrong, but also insensitive, as his remarks came on a day when Israel was burying victims of the latest Palestinian attack.
“The Tuesday meeting was described as “friendly,” but was clearly intended as a rebuke to Shapiro and to the Obama administration. Shapiro earned his appointment as U.S. ambassador after serving Obama in a political capacity. In 2008, he was enlisted by the Obama campaign to speak to Jewish voters and reassure them that the inexperienced junior Senator with close ties to radical anti-Israel figures in Chicago would really be good for Israel after all.
“As diplomatic rebukes go, a ‘friendly’ meeting is fairly mild. . .”
Fox: “ISIS destroys Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery, satellite photos confirm”
“ERBIL, Iraq– Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press confirm what church leaders and Middle East preservationists had feared: The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State group’s relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers heretical.
“St. Elijah’s Monastery stood as a place of worship for 1,400 years, including most recently for U.S. troops. In earlier millennia, generations of monks tucked candles in the niches, prayed in the chapel, worshipped at the altar. The Greek letters chi and rho, representing the first two letters of Christ’s name, were carved near the entrance.
“This month, at the request of the AP, satellite imagery firm DigitalGlobe tasked a high resolution camera to grab photos of the site, and then pulled earlier images of the same spot.
“Before it was razed, a partially restored, 27,000-square-foot stone and mortar building stood fortress-like on a hill above Mosul. Although the roof was largely missing, it had 26 distinctive rooms including a sanctuary and chapel. One month later photos show “that the stone walls have been literally pulverized,” said imagery analyst Stephen Wood, CEO of Allsource Analysis, who pinpointed the destruction between August and September 2014.
“Bulldozers, heavy equipment, sledgehammers, possibly explosives turned those stone walls into this field of gray-white dust. . .”
Washington Examiner: “CBO dispels Obama’s happy talk on deficits”
“The new budget outlook published by the Congressional Budget Office contains disturbing news about federal deficits. Even given the questionable assumption that the economy will grow faster this year than last, Uncle Sam is now projected to spend $544 billion more than he takes in during fiscal 2016.
“That’s up a lot from last year’s $439 billion, and on its way to more than $1 trillion a year by 2022, the CBO warns.
“This is not due entirely to more spending or the economy’s lugubriously slow growth, which depresses tax revenues. It’s driven partly by recent tax changes. Congress made several tax breaks permanent that had technically been temporary but were repeatedly renewed and so, effectively, permanent already.
“This change in accounting has freed the non-partisan CBO to tell the truth, as it had not been for many years. And the truth is ugly. The new figure puts the lie to oft-heard claims from Obama and his acolytes about rapidly shrinking deficits since 2009.”
Erick Erickson, Resurgent: “Iowa Governor Hates Ted Cruz Because His [sic!] Family Makes Money Off Ethanol”
“The Governor of Iowa wants Ted Cruz defeated. He says Iowans would be hurt by Ted Cruz were he to get elected.
“Cruz opposes the ethanol renewable fuel standard and wants to phase it out.
“It turns out that Branstad’s son is paid by the ethanol lobby and has been trailing candidates demanding they support ethanol.
“It’s a family business for Branstad. Meanwhile, Donald Trump pledged to keep the ethanol subsidy — bowing to the crony capitalists.”
Stephen Kruiser, PJM: “Inspector General: Hillary’s Emails Contained ‘Secret and Top Secret’ Info”
EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton’s emails on her unsecured, homebrew server contained intelligence from the U.S. government’s most secretive and highly classified programs, according to an unclassified letter from a top inspector general to senior lawmakers.
Fox News exclusively obtained the text of the unclassified letter, sent Jan. 14 from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. It laid out the findings of a recent comprehensive review by intelligence agencies that identified “several dozen” additional classified emails — including specific intelligence known as “special access programs” (SAP).
That indicates a level of classification beyond even “top secret,” the label previously given to two emails found on her server, and brings even more scrutiny to the presidential candidate’s handling of the government’s closely held secrets.
“‘To date, I have received two sworn declarations from one [intelligence community] element. These declarations cover several dozen emails containing classified information determined by the IC element to be at the confidential, secret, and top secret/sap levels,’ said the IG letter to lawmakers with oversight of the intelligence community and State Department. ‘According to the declarant, these documents contain information derived from classified IC element sources.’
“This would be a fatal blow to the campaign of any other American politician, but we’re talking about a Clinton here. Unless you have Mr. or Mrs. Bill already in chains and locked away in maximum security, the odds aren’t good that they’ll stay in trouble.
“The balancing act Granny Pander has been doing is remarkable so far. She sells herself to the Democratic unwashed as the most powerful and intelligent woman in THE HISTORY OF EVER, then retreats to confused old-lady mode when it’s time to defend her email mess. . .”
END NOTES . . .
Mark Levin (01/19/16)
“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin Show, Donald Trump sounds like he is buying political votes by supporting ethanol. The ethanol issue is a perfect example of crony capitalism, pandering, and the environmental movement at their worst. Now, Trump wants to drive up subsidies for ethanol even higher and wants the EPA to carry out the mandates. Why would he empower the EPA to go even further than President Obama has on ethanol?
“Also, Ted Cruz is a straight talking guy and yet Donald Trump thinks that it shows he has a rough temperament. This doesn’t mean that Ted Cruz lost his mind for calling out Mitch McConnell for being a liar, but that he has integrity.
“Later, the Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from the 5th Circuit who said no to Obama’s unilateral amnesty. This is a dangerous move with 4 lockstep leftists on the court. Americans need to realize that what kind of Supreme Court justices are nominated is an important issue. The media and others need to take the candidates to task on what type of judges they would nominate. Gov. John Kasich has a weak record on nominating judges in Ohio and Gov. Chris Christie was even worse.”
John Batchelor (01//19/16)
Tuesday 19 January 2016 / Hour 1, Block A: Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, in re: from Fox on the FBI and DOJ investigations: Inspector-General points to several dozen highly-classified (above Top Secret) emails in Mrs Clinton’s private server; also, IG may have Gen Petraeus demoted ex post facto. Also NH poll favoring Gov Kasich of Ohio. Mrs C is losing ground with young women, too. Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls – higher taxes on the rich, health-care for all. He has all the energy in the Democratic Party right now; Hillary is running another “rotten” campaign. She’s fighting Sanders from the right – dreadful judgment. Joe Biden may very well be getting ready to get on the ballot and the Democratic Party will stretch any rule to put Biden in place. Biden, Warren, Jerry Brown?! Mrs Clinton once again runs as the voice of experience against a firebrand change-radical. How incorrect! If the FBI recommends indictment, then the DOJ may have to bring charges. Secy Kerry is on a plane right now to meet Sergei Lavrov on the refugee crisis. “This is the guy who negotiated a deal with Iran to give Iran $100 bil with which to kill Americans.”