Blue Lives Matter
DREW RYUN – Lantern bearers.
GOP: NY Post: Empty Trump expose.
LEADS: FACEBOOK – Goldberg; DAVIS – FB Con Job; KNIGHT- Lynch abuses law; McGURN – Little sisters win; HOFT – Hillary leaks voters; GERAGHTY – Trump’s SCOTUS list?
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Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots: Upper Merion Police Appreciation Day:#BlueLivesMatter
Please join us and bring your family. This is definitely a family-friendly event!
Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
U.S. Route 202 and Mall Blvd., King of Prussia, PA, 19406.
We will be outside on the sidewalk and grass at this intersection which is loated in between the Plaza and the Court at The King of Prussia Mall.
Please park in the larger lot adjacent to the Wells Fargo Bank on this corner.
This event is being held to show our support for the men and women in blue that put their lives on the line for us every day. Theirs is a thankless job and they need to be shown that people do appreciate them.
We are looking for volunteers and donations. We hope to serve the following: coffee, cake, fresh made sandwiches, and water, to all Upper Merion Police Officers and PA State Troopers that stop by.
Bring your American flags, your LARGE pro-police posters, banners, balloons, and your family. Join us. Tables and chairs will be on site. Please feel free to brings chairs.
The Upper Merion Police were informed of this event and are looking forward to it.
All monetary donations can be sent to “Citizens for Liberty” P.O. Box 782, Oaks PA. 19456, no later than June 15th. This event will be co-hosted by “Valley Forge Patriots” and “Bucks/MontCo Overpasses.”
Our mailing address is:
PO Box 782
Oaks, PA, 19456; Our telephone: 484-424-3619
“. . . the twin delusions: that power and wealth can never be challenged; and that the wealth and time of the modern world is being usefully spent by the notion of countering ‘human-caused’ climate change.”
The threat to wealth has shaken the foundations of support for the new religion of human-caused climate change, and the sacrifices that must be made to appease Ra, the god of climate change. It is now so increasingly evident that the “climate change” political correctness has no scientific foundation whatsoever. . .”
Copley, 2012, 269-270.
Drew Ryun, Resurgent: “The Lantern Bearers”
“. . . Aquila, now one of Ambrosias’ generals, often wonders what it is he and the others are fighting for as the conflict never seems to end. One evening as he converses with Eugenus the physician, Aquila wonders if the tenuous peace that Ambrosias has won will last.
“For a while,” answers Eugenus.
“For a while? You do not sound over-hopeful,” replies Aquila.
“Oh, I am. In my own way, I am the most hopeful man alive. I believe that we shall hold the barbarians off for a while, and maybe for a long while, though-not forever. . . .I think that sometimes we stand at sunset. It may be that night will close over us in the end, but I believe that morning will come again. Morning always grows again out of the darkness, though maybe not for the people who saw the sun go down. We are the Lantern Bearers, my friend; for us to keep something burning, to carry what light we can forward into the darkness and the wind.”
For us to keep something burning, to carry what light we can forward into the darkness and the wind. . .
“As I re-read The Lantern Bearers to my children, I have thought about the words of Eugenus many times as that which is old becomes new again in a Yeatsian cycle of life. . .”
GOP . . .
NY Post: “The New York Times’ empty Trump exposé”
“It didn’t take long at all for that New York Times front-page “exposé” of Donald Trump’s treatment of women to start falling apart.
“The Sunday article opened with a 25-year-old anecdote about Rowanne Brewer Lane. By Monday, she was ripping the Times for distorting what she’d said.
“ He never made me feel like I was being demeaned in any way,’ Lane told Fox News. ‘He never offended me in any way. He was very gracious.’
“Yet the Times’ Michael Barbaro and Megan Twohey described the former model’s first meeting with Trump, during which he offered her the use of a swimsuit at his Florida estate, as “debasing” — a word she never used — and somehow a window on his “private treatment” of women.
“Lane says the Times reporters told her “several times . . . that it would not be a hit piece.” But that’s exactly what it was.
“A microscopic search of Trump’s private life over decades revealed that he likes beautiful women. Not much to set against his strong record of promoting women in an industry that’s still male-dominated.
“Far, far worse has been said for more than two decades about Bill Clinton. But the Times has never seemed much interested in his private life or character. Especially not when he was running for president.. .”
LEADS . . .
FACEBOOK – Jonah Goldberg, NRO: “Despite the Rise of Trump, Conservatism Isn’t Dead Yet”
“Sell your Adam Smith ties, everybody, and smash your busts of Ronald Reagan. It’s all over.
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Also: Sean Davis, Federalist: “Facebook’s Big Meeting with Conservatives Is a Textbook Con Job”
“Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t care what you think. All he cares about is getting you to help make it go away.
“Last week, several former ‘news curators’ for Facebook revealed that the social media company was systematically blacklisting conservative outlets and conservative topics. Workers tasked with managing Facebook’s Trending Topics product made sure that topics harmful to progressives never found their way into the Trending Topics list.
After sending out a bunch of statements from various executives in a series of failed attempts to make the issue go away, Facebook was forced to send out Mark Zuckerberg himself to smooth the ruffled feathers of the conservative movement. Did Zuckerberg acknowledge that Facebook had repeatedly punished conservative outlets for being conservative? Of course not. He did, however, simultaneously claim that Facebook would conduct a thorough investigation of the allegations, and also that the allegations are totally false and without merit.
Zuckerberg then announced he would host a conversation with leading conservatives to discuss the issue. This is where the real con job begins. . .”
Also – Allum Bokhari, Breitbart: “Leaked Documents Confirm Facebook Deciding Which News Stories Trend”
“Mere days after Tom Stocky, Facebook’s Trending News manager, rejected reports that his subordinates “artificially inject” items into its list of trending news stories, a leak of internal guidelines published in The Guardian show that the company does exactly that.
“The document shows that Facebook’s team behaves like a typical Old Media outlet, with editors selecting and approving stories at virtually every stage of the process. The company also keeps a list of 1,000 “trusted” outlets that it uses in its Trending News feature.
“The document also instructs staffers to check if a story is headlining on mainstream outlets like CNN, BBC, Fox News, and The New York Times before assigning it “national-level” importance. This is in stark contrast to the company’s outward claim that its Trending News feature merely reflects what’s currently trending among its userbase.
“Moreover, editors are given the power to insert new topics into the trending list, provided they pass a particular threshold of popularity. This specifically contradicts a claim by Tom Stocky, the company’s manager of Trending News, who earlier this week said “we do not insert stories artificially into trending topics, and do not instruct our reviewers to do so.”
“This follows a week of damaging reports from anonymous sources at the company, who told Gizmodo that members of Facebook’s Trending News feature, which is intended to reflect only the most popular news topics being discussed on Facebook, routinely discriminated against conservative news sources.
Robert Knight, Townhall: “Lynch’s Transparent Abuse of the Law”
“The partisan corruption under Mr. Holder was so patently obvious that his departure made some folks cautiously optimistic that Ms. Lynch would put “justice” back into the Justice Department.
“No such luck. She’s not only buried that hope but driven a monster truck over it.
“In February, for example, Lynch’s Justice Department sided with radical groups that sued to overturn requirements for proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia and Kansas. The DOJ attorneys’ conduct was so outrageous that it drew a rebuke from a federal judge.
“Last Tuesday, the Justice Department revealed that it won’t seek the death penalty for terrorist suspect Abu Khattala if he’s convicted of orchestrating the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens.
“This past week, Ms. Lynch outdid herself, proclaiming that forcing schools and cities to grant transgender males access to girls and women’s restrooms and locker rooms is right up there with the noble claims of the black civil rights movement. Seriously.
“So, Ms. Lynch filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against North Carolina and its Republican governor, Pat McCrory. Their offense? Enacting and enforcing a “bathroom” law that requires people to use facilities that match their sex at birth. The state law came in response to the city of Charlotte’s wacky statute opening up all facilities based on feelings rather than objectively defined sex.
“Immediately, many corporate America titans like PayPal, General Electric, Pepsi and Dow Chemical joined Hollywood leftist bullies, the NCAA, and even the National Basketball Association in threatening to boycott the state. . .”
William McGurn, WSJ: “Big Win for Little Sisters”
“President Obama’s contraceptive mandate gets a high court smackdown.
“First the good news: Though it was more a TKO than a straight-up ruling, the Little Sisters of the Poor prevailed at the Supreme Court on Monday in their fight against the ObamaCare contraceptive mandate.
“True, the justices made clear that they were not ruling on the merits, which is why so many headlines speak of the court’s having “punted” on the case. Even so, in a unanimous decision they made the path forward much easier for the sisters and much more difficult for the Obama administration.
“To begin with, the justices vacated the lower-court rulings the sisters were fighting. The parties, the court said, should have another opportunity to work out a way to deliver contraceptives that doesn’t violate the religious objections of the Little Sisters and their co-plaintiffs.
“Most important, the Supreme Court took away the administration’s tool for bullying: The government, it said, “may not impose taxes or penalties” on those who refuse to authorize their plans to provide the contested coverage.
“The bad news is the larger picture. For the main threat to religious liberty these days isn’t the Obama administration or even this noxious mandate. It’s an aggressive federal government intruding into areas of life previously left unmolested, coupled with an increasingly larger proportion of Americans who have no idea what religious liberty is and why we have it. . .”
Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: “KENTUCKY FREE FALL: Hillary Loses Quarter of a Million Votes from Her 2008 Primary Win”
Hillary won the Kentucky primary in 2008 with 459,511 votes.
On Tuesday night Hillary pulled ahead of Bernie Sanders in Kentucky in the final minutes. With 99% of precincts reporting— Hillary has 212,549 votes to Bernie’s 210,626 votes.
Also: John Podhoretz, NY Post: “Hillary is running a painfully stupid campaign”
“Another primary night for the Democrats and another difficult night for Hillary Clinton, who’s almost certainly going to be the Democratic nominee even though a great many Democrats are determined to make that as difficult as possible for her.
“She squeaked out a victory over Bernie Sanders in Kentucky — a state she won by 35 points in 2009 — before losing by a significant margin to Sanders in Oregon.
Many Democrats are disenchanted with her ideologically, but that’s not the only reason she’s suffering. Hillary is a politician in the John Kerry mold — she does inexplicably self-destructive things without actually having an impetuous, id-driven self-destructive streak.
“Who else but a tone-deaf bumbler would have spoken the insanely infelicitous words — “we are going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business” — that destroyed her in West Virginia and made Kentucky so hard for her Tuesday night?
“We all know she wanted to sell herself to environmentalists, but surely she could have found a way to do so without celebrating the elimination of working-class jobs during the Populist-Resentment Olympics that constitute the 2016 election cycle.
Jim Geraghty, NRO: Where Is Trump’s Supreme Court Shortlist?
“First, there is the simple failure to deliver on a public promise. It’s been almost two months since he offered to produce his list of potential nominees, and there’s still no sign of it. If experience tells us anything, it’s that the list may never come. He’s made an entire campaign out of lying, flip-flopping, and even adopting contradictory positions simultaneously. Everything that comes out of his mouth is, as he’s so fond of putting it, “negotiable,” and there’s no reason to believe the promised Supreme Court shortlist is an exception.”
“Second, he gives little indication he’s spent more than a few minutes thinking about who would make a good pick for the Court, or about the role of the judiciary in our government. In late March, he suggested that one of his key criteria for a nominee would be how harshly they viewed Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal “I’d probably appoint people that would look very seriously at her e-mail disaster, because it’s a criminal activity, and I would appoint people that would look very seriously at that to start off with,” Trump said in a phone interview with ABC’s Good Morning America. “What she’s getting away with is absolutely murder. You talk about a case — now that’s a real case.” “But the Supreme Court rarely makes direct determinations of guilt or innocence in criminal matters; it considers whether a law or government action violates the Constitution. In other words, if the Department of Justice decides to prosecute Clinton for breaking U.S. laws in her handling of classified material, the case will be heard in a criminal court, not the high court. Trump appears not to understand the basic structure of our legal system — something most of us learned as kids, watching Schoolhouse Rock — and that should be worrisome to anyone who cares about America’s future. “Third, there’s little sign that Trump or anyone around him grasps how important and consequential the issue of judicial appointees is, or how much good it would do him to reassure Republicans who aren’t jumping on board the bandwagon. If there were a way to be absolutely certain that Trump would appoint two, three, or four Antonin Scalia clones during his presidency, a lot of Trump-skeptic conservatives might immediately see one giant reason to vote for him. . .”
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