Dead Cats:sleaze, 06/01/16, (21)29: James Brody


Remember a Vet, Blue Lives Matter, Independence Day Parade.

PA: GALLAGHER – Costello (and others!) in the toilet.

GOP: RUSHBO – Press conference; BASH & BRADNER – Kristol’s white knight; YORK – TRUMP vs MARTINEZ.

LEADS: BALT. SUN – HILLARY LIES; McCARTHY – Torricelli solution; HUFFADINE & NOBLE – Gorilla innocent?; GILLESPIE – Libertarians bubble; FUND – Dems move to Biden & Warren.

END NOTES: GOODENOUGH – Islam grows; GLENNERSTER – Civil wars.


Remember a Vet!

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


Janet: Independence Day March, July 4th

Our secession from Great Britain will be honored this year with George Washington crossing the Delaware River in a boat, in tow, while our professional singer is aboard entertaining with Patriotic songs. We plan to have Revolutionary soldiers in costume, and the original 13 colony flags. Events that have happened over the recent years will be memorialized to raise awareness to the crowd. Feel free to uphold your God-given and 2nd Amendment right.

Bring your different American flags. Dress in Colonial garb. Wear your red, white, and blue.

Bring large and easily read posters. Bring banners (we need attendees to hold quite a few that we have). Bring your family. We need proud Americans to throw out 50 pounds of candy, and literature pertaining to our organization.

Afterwards, for whoever cares to gather on the outside patio in the center of the village at Basta Pasta, 4052 Skippack Pike, will have themselves a lot of fun with the dozens who join

us for great food, drink, and conversation!

Plan to join us at 10a.m. at the Skippack Fire Company, 1230 Bridge Road

(right off of Rt 73/Skippack Pike) to plan our lineup. The parade begins at 11,

and lasts approximately one hour, which includes stopping and starting.

Jane Taylor Toal, CEO Citizens for Liberty

Citizens for Liberty, PO Box 782, Oaks, PA, 194546; Telephone: 484-424-3619


PA . . .

Replay: Maggie Gallagher, NRO: Meet the Republican Traitors Who Sacrificed Women’s Privacy by Supporting Obama’s Transgender Edicts”

“. . .Who are the 43 Republicans who actively sided with the Democrats so fully that they were willing to insert transgender protections in an unrelated bill? Here is the list of the GOP 43: Amash (Mich., third congressional district), Brooks, S. (Ind., 5), Coffman (Colo., 6), Costello (Penn., 6) (emph added, jb), Curbelo (Fla., ), Davis, R. (Ill., 13), Denham (Calif., 10), Dent (Penn., 15), Diaz-Balart (Fla., 25), Dold (Ill., 10), Donovan (N.Y., 11), Emmer (Minn., 6), Fitzpatrick (Penn., 8), Frelinghuysen (N.J., 11), Gibson (N.Y., 19), Heck (Nev., 3h), Hurd (Texas, 23), Issa (Calif., 49), Jolly (Fla., 13), Katko (N.Y., 24), Kinzinger (Ill., 16), Lance (N.J., 7), LoBiondo (N.J., 2), MacArthur (N.J., 3), McSally (Ariz., 2), Meehan (Penn., 7), Messer (Ind., 6), Paulsen (Minn., 3), Poliquin (Maine, 2), Reed, (N.Y., 23), Reichert (Wash., 8), Renacci (Ohio, 16), Rooney (Fla., 17), Ros-Lehtinen (Fla., 27), Shimkus (Ill., 15), Stefanik (N.Y., 21), Upton (Mich., 6), Valadao (Calif., 21), Walden (Ore., 2), Walters (Calif., 45), Young, D. (Iowa, 3), Young, T. (Ind., 9), Zeldin (N.Y., 1).

GOP . . .

Rushbo: “The Press Conference Republican Voters Have Wanted to See for Years”

“. . . How it is that Trump is succeeding in getting a bunch of people that literally hate him to help him out.  It’s fascinating.

“Folks, it’s a fascinating case study in politics and sociology, psychology, pop culturism, post whatever modernism, it’s an amazing thing, and I’m gonna do my best to explain it because it’s fascinating to me.  It’s literally fascinating to me.

“RUSH: Now, back to this Trump press conference, if you didn’t see it, if you didn’t hear it, we’re working on audio sound bites now. We’re an editor short today so we’ll get them up as quickly as we can.  We only got one guy editing.  When we have two guys editing it would only take half the time it’s gonna take now.

“But, anyway, the piece de resistance — you thought I lost my place, but I didn’t, because I never do.  Near the end of it a frustrated journalist (paraphrasing), ‘Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump, is it gonna be this way, are you gonna be attacking us after you become president?’

“‘Yes, it is.  Because you are the most dishonest people, political press the most dishonest people I know. You know it and I know it.  The press is dishonest, but the political press is especially dishonest.’

And then Jim Acosta, I think it was, CNN (paraphrasing), “Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump, do you object to scrutiny?  You seem like you didn’t even like scrutiny, but you’re seeking the office of president of the United States, how do you think –”

“‘I don’t mind scrutiny.  What I don’t like is lies.  You can scrutinize me all day long but you set up false premises. You state things about me that are not true. Then you run stories on that. That’s why I’m out here trying to correct the record.’  And then Trump says, ‘By the way, I’ve seen you, you’re among the worst. You’re at ABC, right?  You’re the worst. You’re a sleaze.’  And I’m thinking the people at home watching this — (laughing) ’cause, folks, in the age of internet trolling, manners are out the window.  It’s a waste of time asking for manners here.  Because, remember, in a war the aggressor sets the rules and I’m guaranteeing you that Trump thinks the media are the aggressors here. . .”

Dana Bash & Eric Bradner, CNN: “Kristol’s white knight: David French”

“Washington (CNN) Bill Kristol’s white knight independent presidential candidate is a fellow conservative writer with no national name recognition: David French.

Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard magazine and a leader of the conservative movement to find an alternative to likely major-party nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, confirmed to CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel on Tuesday that the search has zeroed in on French.

Kristol’s focus on French was first reported by Bloomberg Politics.

French is a writer for another conservative publication, National Review, and a constitutional lawyer. He’s also an Iraq war veteran and a Bronze Star recipient.

His writings have been sharply critical of Trump.

‘The party of Lincoln is in ruins. A minority of its primary voters have torched its founders’ legacy by voting for a man who combines old-school Democratic ideology, a bizarre form of hyper-violent isolationism, fringe conspiracy theories and serial lies with an enthusiastic flock of online racists to create perhaps the most toxic electoral coalition since George Wallace,’ French wrote in March.

“Kristol has increasingly engaged in a war of words with Trump over whether the search, which has also involved 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney and conservative blogger Erick Erickson, would ultimately produce a candidate. . .”

Byron York, Washington Examiner: “Why Trump attacked Martinez”

“Many observers were mystified when Donald Trump attacked New Mexico Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. But the story was really very simple: Martinez hit Trump, so Trump hit back. Especially now that Trump is the GOP’s presumptive nominee, he attempted to make an example of a Republican who won’t get with the program. It might work, or it might not, but from Trump’s perspective it’s the tactic he used to beat 15 rivals for the GOP nomination.

The Trump-Martinez bewilderment focused on four factors: Martinez is Hispanic, she’s a woman, she’s a Republican (head of the Republican Governors Association), and she’s popular. “I think it sent all the wrong signals,” said Newt Gingrich, who has generally been pro-Trump. “You particularly don’t want to see your candidate who needs to…get stronger with Latinos, and stronger with women, attack a Latina woman Republican governor.”

“[Trump] has a problem with women, Hispanics, and Republicans,” said George Will on Fox News Sunday, “so he attacks a Republican Hispanic woman governor.”

Trump ignored all those concerns. . .”

LEADS . . .

Baltimore Sun: “Clinton’s deceptions are worse than Trump’s”

“The State Department‘s inspector general released a report last week concluding that Hillary Clinton is a breathtakingly brazen and consistent liar.

“No, that’s not a direct quote. Bureaucrats don’t talk that way under the best of circumstances — and this IG, Steve Linick, is an Obama appointee whose report is about the apparent Democratic nominee for president.

“So it’s all the more shocking, then, that the report confirms nearly everything Ms. Clinton’s critics have been saying. By setting up a secret email server in her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., without proper authorization from any legal or security official, Ms. Clinton displayed a cavalier disregard for national security and an outrageous desire to hide her doings from Freedom of Information Act requests, government archivists, Congress, the press and, ultimately, the American people.

“What’s infuriating about all of this is that it is not, in fact, news. Yes, the fresh details are justifiably headline-grabbing. But the underlying conclusion is about as shocking as a Department of Interior report confirming that bears are currently using our national parklands as toilets.

“Over a year ago, Ms. Clinton held a press conference at the United Nations intended to put the whole controversy to rest. Nearly every significant statement she made was a lie. And we’ve known it for a year. . .”

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “The Torricelli Solution to the Coming Clinton Implosion”

“. . . In October 2002, seeking reelection while beset by an indefensible corruption investigation, Senator Robert Torricelli was badly trailing his Republican rival, Doug Forrester, as the race came down to the wire — no small thing in the blue Garden State. At the eleventh hour (actually, more like after the twelfth hour), Democrats persuaded “the Torch” to step aside. Into his place they slid 78-year-old Frank Lautenberg, a reliably partisan former senator.

“The lateness of the switcheroo denied Republicans a meaningful opportunity to campaign against Lautenberg, in violation of state election laws. But New Jersey’s solidly Democratic judiciary predictably looked the other way. Overnight, the polls flipped and Lautenberg won going away.

“The point of my tweet was to poll the Twitterverse about who might play Lautenberg to Hillary’s Torricelli. The consensus choice was Vice President Joe Biden, who appeared poised to enter the race months back and seems to have been chomping at the bit ever since.

“There was also a common inkling that Elizabeth Warren would be chosen as veep and heiress apparent. The hard-left senator is a natural choice: She would appease not only lefty women dismayed by Hillary’s implosion but also socialist Bernie Sanders supporters, who are the energy in the party at the moment. . .”

Leith Huffadine & Freya Noble, UK Daily Mail: “’He didn’t beat his chest’: Animal expert says Harambe the gorilla KNEW boy who fell into his enclosure was ‘defenceless’ and would never have attacked him”

  • Gorilla, Harambe, shot dead in Cincinatti [sic]Zoo when boy fell into his area
  • Staff at the U.S. zoo were concerned the gorilla would hurt the boy, four
  • An Australian animal expert doesn’t believe the 180kg gorilla was a threat
  • Outrage erupted after the gorilla was killed and people blame boy’s parents

Nick Gillespie, Reason: “There Ain’t No Party Like the Libertarian Party—and This Could Be the Year it Gets Hot”

“With Gary Johnson and Bill Weld as standard bearers, the LP is more serious and in touch with America than the Dems and the GOP.

“. . . When it comes to the right wing, the elephant in the room isn’t that Trump somehow hijacked or stole the conservative movement and its causes. Rather, it’s that virtually everything he stands for is the fulfillment of precisely what Republicans and conservatives have demanded for decades, just with an added dose of crudeness and less fear of the gays. To the extent that his yammerings make any sense, we know Trump is anti-immigrant, bellicose when it comes foreign policy, and is obsessed with a backward-looking vision of “American greatness.” If he wants to keep Obama’s universal health insurance in place, then he’s what, like Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential candidate who was not only endorsed by National Review, but is constantly being pushed by The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol as a cure to what ails the GOP?

“On the Democratic side of the aisle, things are just as sad, with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tripping over each other to denounce Uber, Airbnb, and other avatars of the sharing economy, which is a rare bright spot in a generally sluggish economy. Why? Because such “gig” jobs don’t come with the gold-plated benefits the GM offered during its protectionist heyday in the 1950s or something. Don’t you know that kids are going hungry because we have too many flavors of deodorant? Sanders, whose only play now is to Gillooly Clinton so much that she agrees to raise the minimum wage to $15 rather than her relatively measely [sic!] $12 per hour. Clinton is a hawk’s hawk who, like Donald Trump (at the same time!) called for censorship of the internet because of Islamic terrorism.

“At each next rally, she recites her resume lines more loudly for the simple reason that despite 25 years in the public eye, she has no discernible vision for the future of the country she so desperately wants to lead. Clinton is anti-trade and has been attacking NAFTA since 2008 or so, when she tried to outflank Barack Obama on the left. She calls Edward Snowden a traitor, has never met a surveillance program or secret presidential kill list she didn’t want to add a few names to, and has the most censorious history of anyone currently running for president. Seriously, look it up.

“And yet…and yet, it’s the Libertarians who are a joke, because despite no funding and help from ballot-access laws and other schemes designed to silence alternative voices, they have somehow managed to nominate two successful, centrist former governors who believe in economic and cultural freedom, that the government is too big and expensive, that overseas interventions should be less frequent than they have been during the past 15 years, that school choice and reproductive choice and legalizing weed are good things…

“Let’s stipulate that however silly Libertarians may be, and however much they might desperately want the future to feature only private sidewalks and for Soylent Green to be purchased exclusively with Bitcoin or Ethereum, they are not as batshit crazy and unhinged as Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the two parties and movements they represent. . .”

John Fund, NRO: “If Clinton Implodes, Democrats May Turn to Biden and Warren”

“The persistence and growth of Hillary’s e-mail scandal concerns party leaders

‘Smart Democrats began dusting off copies of their Plan B for the 2016 fall campaign this week. They were prompted by a devastating report from Department of Justice inspector general, who found that ‘significant security risks’ were raised by Hillary Clinton’s decision to use a private e-mail server at the State Department.

“Democrats know that an FBI report, potentially even more damaging, may be leaked in the coming weeks. Even if Hillary faces no criminal liability, she could find the number of Americans who view her as honest and trustworthy dropping below Donald Trump’s numbers. Former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein, who helped break open the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, told CNN:

‘Hillary Clinton did not want her e-mails subjected to the Freedom of Information Act or subpoenas from Congress, and that’s why she set up a home-brew server. I think we all know that. People around her will tell you that in private if you really get them behind a closed door.

‘I spoke to a number of top Democratic officials, and they’re terrified, including people at the White House, that her campaign is in freefall because of this distrust factor. And, indeed, Trump has a similar problem. But she’s the one whose numbers are going south.’

“Trump lies about his businesses and changes with the wind,” one former Democratic senator told me. “But if Hillary is found to have compromised national security, that will be viewed as more relevant to the job of president.”


Patrick Goodenough, CNS: “1,037 Syrian Refugees Admitted in May: Two Christians, 1,035 Muslims”

Barry’s next job . . .

Rachel Glennerster, John Batchelor: “Abstract Civil Wars”

Tuesday  31 May 2016   / Hour 4, Block B:  Rachel Glennerster, Stanford; in re: Abstract  Civil wars divide nations along social, economic, and political cleavages, often pitting one neighbor against another. To restore social cohesion, many countries undertake truth and reconciliation efforts. We examined the consequences of one such effort in Sierra Leone, designed and implemented by a Sierra Leonean nongovernmental organization called Fambul Tok. As a part of this effort, community-level forums are set up in which victims detail war atrocities, and perpetrators confess to war crimes. We used random assignment to study its impact across 200 villages, drawing on data from 2383 individuals. We found that reconciliation had both positive and negative consequences. It led to greater forgiveness of perpetrators and strengthened social capital: Social networks were larger, and people contributed more to public goods in treated villages. However, these benefits came at a substantial cost: The reconciliation treatment also worsened psychological health, increasing depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder in these same villages. For a subset of villages, we measured outcomes both 9 months and 31 months after the intervention. These results show that the effects, both positive and negative, persisted into the longer time horizon. (emph added, jb) Our findings suggest that policy-makers need to restructure reconciliation processes in ways that reduce their negative psychological costs while retaining their positive societal benefits. (2 of 2)”


About jamesbrody

Psychologist, photographer, biker, and writer posing as a political activist.
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