Help American Vets, VF/CFL Meeting.
GOOD REPUBLICAN DONALD: McCarthy – Thin-skinned tyrant; KAMSAR – Justice Barry?
LEADS: HENNINGER – Humbling of the West; Paglia – Hillary’s feminism; LUCAS – Huma & classified emails.
END NOTES: LEVIN (01/27/16); WEIMAR . . .
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.
February 3rd, VFTP, CFL:WHEN: Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 7-9 PM. WHERE: King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company, 170 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA, 19406. 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.
“Kelly quoted Trump’s own words about various women:“fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.” When Trump tried to slough it off as directed at “Only Rosie O’Donnell,” Kelly accurately countered that it had been directed at more women than that, and Trump backed down, conceding, “I’m sure it was.” Andrew McCarthy http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430393/donald-trump–thin-skinned-tyrant
GOOD REPUBLICAN DONALD . . .
Will build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, thinks “single-payer” systems are fabulously successful in Canada and Scotland, gets along with everyone including Pelosi, Reid, & Schumer (but not with any Megyns), encourages the use of alcohol in fuel (benefit – Iowa corn farmers), and won’t participate in debates unless he is in charge. . .a candidate in whom we all believe. . . sounds like National Socialism to me . . . and we are invited to elect one dictator after seven years with another . . .
Jonah Goldberg prefers Ted Cruz. So do I . . .
Debate tonight at 9 PM: Rand Paul is back in the group, Cruz will demonstrate that he “plays well with others,“ and Ben Carson can show how awful bright he is!
Hint: I found four stations broadcasting Hillary and pals, one – WHAM, 1280AM, Rochester, that carried the last GOP session.
Meanwhile . . .
Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “Donald Trump: Thin-Skinned Tyrant”
“Is Donald Trump the sharia of American politics? I’m having trouble finding much daylight between Islamic law’s repressive blasphemy standards and the mogul’s thin-skinned sense of privilege.
“None of us wants to be insulted or smeared. But sharia forbids not only ridicule or slander against Islam; it bans any examination that casts Islam in an unflattering light. Worse, truth is not a defense: Even if one’s questions are based on undeniable past actions or verbatim quotes from scripture, tough questioning is considered blasphemous. Retribution, moreover, is often completely out of proportion to the scale of the perceived “offense.”
“How is Trump different? . . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430393/donald-trump–thin-skinned-tyrant
Ben Kamisar, The Hill: “Clinton: Justice Obama ‘a great idea’”
“. . . ‘Wow, what a great idea. Nobody has ever suggested that to me,’ she said. ‘He may have a few other things to do.’
“Obama graduated from Harvard Law, the alma mater of a majority of the sitting justices on the court, and served as the first black editor of the Harvard Law Review. There have been rumors of him teaching at Columbia Law School after he leaves office, but nothing has been confirmed.
“Assuming the GOP maintains control of the Senate in 2016, an Obama nomination would be a tough sell in the Judiciary Committee. Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican and presidential hopeful, serves on the committee and would likely be a vocal impediment to that nomination. Other GOP members who have accused Obama of flouting the Constitution would be sure to protest as well.
“Clinton commented that the next president could make anywhere from one to three Supreme Court appointments depending on when justices decide to retire. . .”
LEADS . . .
Daniel Henninger, WSJ: The Humbling of the West”
“Europe and the U.S. bow and scrape to ascendant Iran.
“Some wonder how history will treat Barack Obama’s presidency. That depends on who writes the histories.
“Secretary of State John Kerry’s account will fist-pump the Iran nuclear deal as the central foreign-policy event of the Obama presidency, a triumph for Western diplomacy.
“But news photographs in recent weeks are producing a different history. These photos document the abject humiliation of the West by Iran. Americans who plan to vote in their presidential election should look hard at these photos, because the West’s direction after this will turn on the decisions they make.
“The first photo is of a hallway in Rome’s Capitoline Museums, a repository of art dating to Western antiquity. Out of what the government of Italy called “respect” for the sensibilities of visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the museum placed large white boxes over several nude sculptures, including a Venus created in the second century B.C.
“Then, because Mr. Rouhani will not attend a meal that serves alcohol to anyone, the nominally Italian government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi declined to serve wine.
“They did so for the same reason that beggars grub change in front of Rome’s churches. Freed by the Obama nuclear deal with Iran, Italy’s tin-cup businesses signed about a dozen deals with Mr. Rouhani this week, totaling $18 billion. . . “
Camille Paglia, Salon: “Hillary’s “blame-men-first” feminism may prove costly in 2016”
“Hillary lags among men, again. Is it misogyny, or her brand of feminism? The story too hot for the New York Times
“During her two presidential campaigns, Hillary Clinton has consistently drawn greater support from women than men. Is this gender lag due to retrograde misogyny, or does Hillary project an uneasiness or ambivalence about men that complicates her appeal to a broader electorate?
As a career woman, Hillary is rooted in second-wave feminism, which began with Betty Friedan’s co-founding of the National Organization for Women in 1967, while Hillary was in college. Friedan sought to draw men into the women’s movement and to ally with mainstream wives and mothers. But after a series of ideological struggles, she lost her leadership role and was eventually eclipsed in media attention by the more telegenic Gloria Steinem, who famously said, “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”
Hillary has unfortunately adopted the Steinem brand of blame-men-first feminism, which defines women as perpetual victims requiring government protections. Hillary’s sometimes impatient or patronizing tone about men, which can perhaps be traced to key aspects of her personal history, may prove cmostly to her current campaign. . .”
Fred Lucas, The Blaze: “Human Abedin, Other Clinton Aides May Have More to Fear From FBI Email Probe Than Hillary”
Thx Ted . . . So do Val & Barry . . . Barry may be indicted while serving on SCOTUS as a Hillary appointment . . . someone wake up Bertolt Brecht . . .
“The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails will likely carry into the middle of the campaign season, and it’s her top aides who could be in the most trouble, former FBI and national security officials told The Hill.
“Most of the emails marked classified on the former secretary of state’s private server were sent to her by top State Department aides, noted Bradley Moss, a lawyer who specializes in national security and protection of classified information.
“‘If I’m in Clinton’s campaign, I’m more worried if am Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin or Jake Sullivan than if I’m Hillary Clinton,’ Moss told The Hill. . .”
END NOTES . . .
Mark Levin, 1/27/16)
“On Wednesday’s Mark Levin show, The country is turning into a comic book. Americans are supposed to dig in and wonder whether Trump will go to a debate or not. The internet is going nuts over Trump not going to the Fox News debate yet there are more important issues like immigration and ISIS that are not being talked about. Americans need to push the candidates to focus on substantive issues instead of cheering on candidates like Trump for calling names. Meanwhile the establishment candidates are looking over Americans shoulders to take advantage of the distraction that Trump is causing.
“Also, why is Trump so nice when talking about Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Chuck Schumer, yet brutal against Ben Carson and Ted Cruz? It’s impossible to make deals with the likes of Reid, Pelosi, and Schumer. We need a president who will move away from dealing with Democrats by defeating them. Later, conservatives need to keep an eye on Marco Rubio and the Establishment, because they are going to try to take Ted Cruz out.
“Finally, Senator Rand Paul calls in to talk in about his candidacy. ‘
(Replay) Weimar . . .
“The period in German history from 1919 to 1933 is commonly referred to as the Weimar Republic, as the Republic’s constitution was drafted here. Berlin as the capital was considered too dangerous for the National Assembly to use as a meeting place, because of its street rioting after the 1918 German Revolution. The calm and centrally located Weimar had a suitable place of assembly (the theatre), hotels and infrastructure, so it was chosen as the capital. . .
“The Weimar Republic era was marked by a constant conflict between progressive forces and reactionary right wing forces, the former represented by Harry Graf Kessler and the latter Adolf Bartels in Weimar. After 1929, the right wing forces prevailed and Weimar became an early centre of Nazism. . .”
See also: Weitz, Eric D (2007) Weimar Germany: Promise and Tragedy. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press; Gay P (2001/1981) Wiemar Culture: The Outsider as Insider. NY: Norton.