Dead Cats: ~Wall/ACA, 11/23/16, (24)06: James Brody


WFYL celebration; Janet  – McCarran-Walter Act; Joanne: Stop Common Core

LIMBAUGH – Circle Jerk; WILLIAMSON – Lock her up; FARENTHOLD – Trump self-dealing; HALPER – Trump won’t chase Hillary;

ISSUES: JONES  – Hillary still on the table, BREITBART- NPR tape ‘em all; – BREITBART – Do ‘em live; WATSON – Trump’s wall; NYT: Trump & NYT; SPENCER – “Problematic” Islam; BATCHELOR 11/21-22/16, MAP of Russian Arctic.

NOTE: Mark Levin 11/22/16.


Prayer Request
We are asking everyone to say a prayer for “Darkhorse” 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families. They are fighting it out in Afghanistan & they have lost 9 marines in 4 days. IT WOULD BE NICE TO SEE the message spread if more could pass it on. Nothing in the media about these guys because no one seems to care:

Justin Allen, 23, Brett Linley, 29, Matthew Weikert, 29, Justus Bartett, 27, Dave Santos, 21, Chase Stanley, 21 Jesse Reed, 26, Matthew Johnson, 21, Zachary Fisher, 24, Brandon King, 23, Christopher Goeke, 23, Sheldon Tate, 27.

All are Marines that gave their lives for YOU this week.

Please Honor THEM by forwarding this.  I just did.

WFYL: Greetings!

Sending out reminders to save the following date:

Monday, December 19, 2016

WFYL Christmas Open House

The station will be open from 1-7 pm to all our friends as we celebrate the reason for the season:  our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  Come and join us for as long as you can. Light refreshments and beverage will be served.

RSVP by replying to this invitation

Kim Kennedy, WFYL Radio, “Working For Your Liberty”

2400 W. Main Street Jeffersonville, PA   19403

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Janet: McCarran-Walter Act

“Wonder whether our elected Representatives are even aware of this:

“Wouldn’t it have been interesting if, at some point during the Presidential campaign, one of the candidates asked, ‘Oh, by the way, has anyone in Washington, DC, ever heard of the McCarran-Walter Act Of 1952’? I did not know of this Act until recently, but it has been a law for almost 65 years.

“Here are the historic facts that would seem to indicate that many, if not most, of the people we elect to work for us in Washington DC do not have the slightest idea of what laws already exist in OUR country. After several terrorist incidents were carried out in the United States, Donald Trump was severely, criticized for suggesting that the U.S. should limit or temporarily suspend the immigration of certain ethnic groups, nationalities, and even people of certain religions (Muslims).

“The criticisms condemned such a suggestion as, among other things, being Un-American, dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous and racist. Congressmen and Senators swore that they would never allow such legislation, and our President called such a prohibition on immigration unconstitutional.  Known as the McCarran-Walter Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 allows for the “Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by the President, whenever the President finds that the entry of aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.

“The President may, by proclamation, and for such a period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose any restrictions on the entry of aliens he may deem to be appropriate.”

“Who do you suppose last used this process? Why it was president Jimmy Carter, no less than 37 years ago, in 1979, to keep Iranians out of the United States. But he actually did more.  He made ALL Iranian students, already in the United States, check in with the government, and then he deported a bunch of them.

“Seven thousand were found in violation of their visas, and a total of 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the USA in 1979.  So, what say you about all of the criticism that Donald Trump received from the Democrat Senators, Representatives and the Obama Administration?

“Additionally, it is important to note that the McCarran-Walter Act also requires that an “applicant for immigration must be of good moral character and in agreement with the principles of our Constitution.”

“Therefore, one could surmise that since the Quran forbids Muslims to swear allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, technically, ALL Muslims should be refused immigration to OUR country.” USimmigration/1952_ immigration_and_nationality_ act.html

Replay – Joanne: To All Common Core Opponents:

Billy Gates: Are you listening?

“The President-Elect, Donald Trump, is in the process of selecting his Secretary of Education.  Although he has stated that he would get rid of Common Core (easier said than done, but at least he should try!), one of those whom he’s interviewing for that position is Michelle Rhee.

“The following description of Rhee is a clear indication that Rhee is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE for this position —  “Michelle Rhee, the pro-Common Core former chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools and the founder of Students First, an organization whose board of directors once included Common Core architect David Coleman and math standards writer Jason Zimba”…

“Common Core opponents on BOTH sides of the political aisle oppose Rhee for a variety of reasons.  The following articles provide information and documentation in this regard.

Article in The Federalist by Joy Pullman entitled “Michelle Rhee Would be a Terrible Choice for Education Secretary”

Article in the Huffington Post entitled “Post (Washington Post) Buries Scandals of Rhee and Henderson”

Article in the American Thinker entitled “Michelle Rhee: School Choice AND Common Core Cheerleader”


Mr. Trump has set up a web site where the public SUPPOSEDLY can make our voices heard.  There’s no guarantee of course, but it’s worth a try.  Here is the URL for that site:

If you agree that Rhee should not serve as Education Secretary, please express your educated concerns on this site and suggest more acceptable choices such as are given below, each of whom is a strong opponent of Common Core.  Since cabinet positions for the next administration are being selected NOW, time is of the essence and it is crucial that you act ASAP.  Note that Donna Garner, a knowledgeable Texas educator and strong opponent of Common Core, has provided some of the descriptions given below, but multiple Common Core opponents have echoed her choices.



Dr. Williamson Evers has been an outspoken opponent of the Common Core Standards Initiative.  He supports students’ learning the foundational knowledge and skills needed for success in life.  (Note that Dr. Evers seems to be the first choice of multiple Common Core opponents.)

Robert Scott, attorney and former Texas Commissioner of Education “was the first to reveal to the entire nation that Commissioners of Education were pressured by the USDOE to sign on to the national standards BEFORE THE STANDARDS WERE EVEN COMPLETED.  Until the end of his tenure as Texas Commissioner of Education in July 2012, he stood solidly and publicly against the Common Core Standards Initiative.”

Jane Robbins: attorney and senior fellow with the American Principles Project;

Dr. Peg Luksik: a PA education activist and co-founder of Center for American Heritage;

Dr. Duke Pesta: staunch opponent of the Common Core Standards Initiative, English professor at the University of Wisconsin, Academic Director of Freedom Project Education

Dr. Sandra Stotsky: Professor emerita in the Dept. of Education at the University of Arkansas, leading education researcher

Dr. Jim Milgram: Professor emeritus of mathematics at Stanford University, outspoken opponent of the Common Core Standards Initiative




Thank you for listening.  Please act on this ASAP.  If we don’t speak up now, we can’t complain later if an unacceptable choice is made.

Joanne Yurchak, West Chester, PA

Jeff Poor, Breitbart: “Limbaugh on the Media: ‘Nothing More Than a Circle Jerk,’ ‘Do Not Know What They’re Talking About’”

“‘I do what I always do,’ Limbaugh replied. ‘I’m trying to help people decipher it and understand it. I don’t think they’re going to change. Look, it’s nothing more than a circle jerk. These people do not know what they’re talking about. It’s been demonstrated – whatever show, whatever panel. They don’t know what they’re talking about.’”

Kevin Williamson, NRO: “Lock Her Up”

“The Trump administration should pursue the case against Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“If there is anything more to Donald Trump than bluster, we have yet to see it. Trump has not even been sworn in as president, and he already is walking away from campaign promises that are too hard to keep, starting with his pledge to pursue the case against Hillary Rodham Clinton, who violated national-security laws, lied about it, and very likely suborned criminal acts by others, including obstruction of justice.”

David Farenthold, WaPo: “Trump Foundation admits to violating ban on ‘self-dealing,’ new filing to IRS shows”

“President-elect Donald Trump’s charitable foundation has admitted to the Internal Revenue Service that it violated a legal prohibition against “self-dealing,” which bars nonprofit leaders from using their charity’s money to help themselves, their businesses or their families.

“The admission was contained in the Donald J. Trump Foundation’s IRS tax filings for 2015, which were recently posted online at the nonprofit-tracking site GuideStar. A GuideStar spokesman said the forms were uploaded by the Trump Foundation’s law firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

“The Washington Post could not immediately confirm if the same forms had actually been sent to the IRS.

“In one section of the form, the IRS asked whether the Trump Foundation had transferred “income or assets to a disqualified person.” A disqualified person, in this context, might be Trump — the foundation’s president — or a member of his family or a Trump-owned business.

“The foundation checked yes. . .”

Daniel Halper, NY Post: “Trump won’t pursue charges against Clinton

“President-elect Donald Trump won’t subject Hillary Clinton to a criminal inquiry — instead, he’ll help her heal, his spokeswoman said Tuesday.

“I think when the president-elect who’s also the head of your party … tells you before he’s even inaugurated he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content, to the members,” Kellyanne Conway told the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” who first reported that the president-elect would not pursue his campaign pledge to “lock up” Clinton, his Democratic opponent.

“Look, I think, he’s thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the president of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign are not among them,” Conway, who is now on the Trump transition team, said in her interview.

“She continued: ‘I think Hillary Clinton still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don’t find her to be honest or trustworthy, but if Donald Trump can help her heal, then perhaps that’s a good thing.’

“At the second presidential debate in October, Trump sounded a much harsher tone. . .”

Evan Halper, LA Times: “Trump veers off script on climate change, his potential conflicts of interest and even whether to prosecute Clinton”

“President-elect Donald Trump strayed far from the talking points of his campaign during his wide-ranging interview Tuesday with New York Times journalists. Trump suggested he does not necessarily need to sever ties to his businesses while president. He said he has an open mind to acting on climate change. And he even offered some praise for the Clinton Foundation.

On the business ties, Trump was vague about when he will wind them down and how. He suggested he intends to transfer ownership to his kids, but then he also noted that the president is immune from federal conflict-of-interest laws.

Trump, who once declared global warming a “hoax” perpetrated by the Chinese, backed off his skepticism of climate change. He said he believed there is a connection to human activity and warming — but he is still undecided about how much of one. And he said he has an open mind to keeping in place the international climate agreement President Obama took a lead in negotiating, which Trump has been vowing for months to withdraw from. . .”



“Trump says he will not take investigations of the Clintons off the table

Breitbart: “NPR: After Pollak, No More Live Interviews for Conservatives”

“National Public Radio ombudsman/public editor Elizabeth Jensen has recommended that the taxpayer-funded radio news service bar future live interviews of conservatives who may have controversial views, following an interview Nov. 16 with Breitbart News’ Joel B. Pollak.

“Pollak, who serves as Breitbart’s Senior Editor-at-Large and In-house Counsel, defended its Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon from false and defamatory claims of antisemitism and “white nationalism.” He also turned the tables, pointing out that NPR has “racist programming,” including a story that called the 2016 election results “nostalgia for a whiter America.”

“NPR listeners were apparently outraged that anyone from Breitbart News had been given an opportunity to defend the website and its chairman.

“In her response, ‘Listeners: Two Recent Interviews Are ‘Normalizing Hate Speech’,’ Jensen concluded that the live format had allowed Pollak to get the better of host Steve Inskeep.

“She suggested that future interviews be taped: ‘In addition, in my opinion, these interviews should not be done live. Inskeep is an excellent live interviewer, but live interviews are difficult, especially when there is limited time. A little contextualizing never hurts.’ . . .”

Breitbart News:  “NPR Clarifies: We Will Still Interview Conservatives, Live”

“National Public Radio clarified Monday evening that it will continue to conduct live interviews of conservative guests, and that the suggestion of the NPR Ombudsman that such interviews be pre-taped for “contextualizing” was her own opinion. . .”


“1989 miles planned for rapid build”

A document inadvertently leaked after it was caught on camera proves that Donald Trump does plan to rapidly build a border wall, confounding pundits who have claimed it was all just rhetoric.

“Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an expert on border security and legal immigration, met with Trump on Sunday in New Jersey.

“Kobach was holding a file of papers, one of which was snapped by a media photographer from a distance. It is entitled “Department of Homeland Security Kobach Strategic Plan For First 365 Days”.

When zoomed in, the paper reads that “in addition to 386 miles of existing wall” there is a further “1989 miles planned for rapid build.”

“According to Trump’s past statements, the total length of the wall wouldn’t need to run the whole 2,000 miles of the border due to natural barriers. It now appears that his border wall plan will cover the entire length of the border and may even overcompensate. . .”

Donald Trump at The New York Times: Live on Twitter

“Well, it’s over. Mr. Trump has concluded his meeting with Times editors, reporters and opinion writers. Read our report on the visit, all of the tweets our journalists sent during the meeting and a curated Twitter moment, and sign up to get our Morning Briefing to follow transition developments.”

Robert Spencer, PJM: “Priebus Calls Aspects of Islam ‘Problematic.’ Are They?”

“President-elect Trump’s new chief of staff Reince Preibus touched the political third rail Sunday when he enunciated a truth that is almost universally denied. Even those who know it to be true seldom dare speak it in public.

Aspects of Islam are … ‘problematic.’

“Priebus uttered this momentous word when he was asked on ABC about remarks made by Trump’s choice for national security advisor, Michael Flynn, about political aspects of Islam. Priebus responded:

‘Clearly, there are some aspects of that faith that are problematic and we know them, we’ve seen it. It certainly isn’t a blanket for all people of that faith, but Mike Flynn is one of the most highly respected intelligence officers in America. Certainly no one can deny that.’

“Certainly not, but many people do deny that anything about Islam is “problematic.” Hillary Clinton famously declared the following in 2015:

‘Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.’

“Clinton wasn’t just stating her own opinion. She was repeating official Obama administration policy — and what certainly would have been the policy of heradministration, had she become president.

“Priebus’ ‘problematic’ comment comes after a campaign during which Trump repeatedly criticized Clinton for refusing to name the enemy as “radical Islam.” Clearly, the Trump administration intends to take a new direction regarding the jihad threat.

“We can be just as certain that the Leftist political establishment and media will excoriate Trump for supposedly alienating peaceful Muslims and driving them towards jihad by calling their religion “problematic.”

“So, major policy decisions are about to turn on this question: is anything about Islam actually “problematic”? . . .”

John  Batchelor, Nov 22, 2016

Tuesday  22 November 2016   / Hour 1, Block C: Gregory Zuckerman 
Special Writer, The Wall Street Journal   in re: The US is  the energy center of the galaxy.

“How are the frackers now that Trump is in the White House?  They’ve brought production costs ’way down and also made new discoveries: huge new one in Texas this week; and the Permian.   Frackers are much encouraged.   Forty to fifty dollars a barrel is workable yes? Used to be $60, but it’s come down to $45 or $50; Harold Hamm. What does fracking in PA need? Wd love to drill on public lands and have fewer regs in general; I think there’s not that much that the govt can do as it’s more price-dependent.  Trying to help the coal miners: encouraging natgas hurts them as it competes with coal. “Fewer regs on emissions would help. We all want pipelines in order to avoid trucking cross-country.
Infrastructure is basic. Private firms will pay, it’s West to East pipelines we need.   LNG terminals and refineries needed. Issues on offshore drilling.
“Best thing govt cd do is encourage natgas as fuel for trucks and cars shift out of diesel. Can get buy-in from Dems.
“XL Pipeline would be paid by the corp, not the govt. The whole govt refused under Obama; if the oil companies now come in with big plans, will the Dems accept? No: held hostage by the environmentalists (too much money in donations to Dems).  Harold Hamm, seventy (seventy is the new fifty) – can he go to Washington as Energy Secretary?   He’s worth abt $15  billion, I thought he wouldn’t want it, but he has a [bench] that can run his company, and you see him on TV more, is politically motivated. Yes, I can see him in for four years. He worked really hard to put together an energy-advisor group for Trump. I think he’d love to joust with the anti-fossil-fuel Dems.  Fracking causes earthquakes and contaminates water?  He’s a patriot – wants to make billions, but also believes in this country.
“Cuomo folded to the Kennedy forces on fracking in New York State.  He got his health commissioner to issue some stupid press release.  PA fracks and is prosperous, is West Berlin; NYS is not, is East Berlin.
“In Wyoming, have just found that the foul-smelling water is from bacteria, not chemicals.  The OK earthquakes are really disturbing. . .”

John Batchelor, Nov 21, 2016

Monday 21 November 2016 / Hour 3, Block A: Jed Babbin, American Spectator, in re:  Heirs of Unconditional-Surrender Grant Look to Take Command @JedBabbin, @AmSpec “There is reason to believe — not just hope — that the new Trump administration will be able to deal with these crises when they happen.
“One principal reason is Vice President-elect Mike Pence. I knew him well when he was in the House and I was editor of Human Events. Pence is a calm, competent conservative who has a great deal of experience in foreign affairs as a result of his decade-long experience on the House Foreign Relations Committee. Unlike Joe Biden who, in spending three decades on the Senate Foreign Affairs committee, managed to be wrong on virtually everything, Pence has learned much and takes a common sense approach to these matters.
Another reason to believe that such crises can be dealt with effectively is Trump’s choice of Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn as his National Security Advisor. I don’t know Flynn, but I’ve read his book, The Field of Fight, co-authored by Michael Ledeen.
Flynn is a real warrior and an old intelligence hand, having led the Defense Intelligence Agency. Remember, please, that the DIA has proven a more reliable intelligence source than the CIA. Just as importantly, Flynn has a realistic view of the Islamic terrorist threat. In chapter 4 of The Field of Fight, Flynn lists the top two ways to win the war. First, to destroy the jihadi armies while killing or capturing their leaders. Second, “Discrediting their ideology, which will be greatly helped by our military victories, but which requires a serious program all its own (emphasis added).   . . .
Monday 21 November 2016 / Hour 3, Block B: Paul R Gregory, Hoover, in re:  Russia Is a Criminal or Bystander? @PaulR_Gregory, @HooverInst.
Russia’s hasty withdrawal from the ICC is explained by the fact that Russia’s carefully constructed Ukrainian narrative would not survive the ICC’s promised “detailed factual and legal analysis” that was to follow its preliminary findings.
The Russian narrative depicts Russia as a “bystander” to the events in Ukraine, looking askance as neo-Nazi extremists take over Kiev and threaten frightened Crimeans and East Ukrainians with genocide. The Russian narrative praises the pro-Russian people of Crimea for organizing their own annexation and the endangered East Ukrainians as the people’s republics organized armed volunteers to fight off the extremist rapists and crucifiers sent by the illegal Kiev junta. Russia, of course, could not prevent patriotic Russian fighters from volunteering for duty on the Ukrainian field of battle, some during their vacation leaves. Russian soldiers killed or captured in Ukraine had, after all, signed papers separating themselves from the Russian army. As an innocent bystander, Russia has earned a place as a peacemaker in the Minsk negotiations, but claims it has limited influence over the separatist forces. The Russian narrative claims that innocent-bystander Russia wants a prosperous and peaceful Ukraine on its borders but with the peoples’ republics having a veto over Ukraine’s foreign policy. The narrative does not state that such an arrangement would spell the end of an independent Ukraine.…
Monday 21 November 2016 / Hour 3, Block C:    Josh Rogin, Washington Post, in re: Trump DoD: Civilians or Uniforms? @JoshRogin,
“…This weekend saw a flurry of speculation that retired Marine Gen. James Mattis has emerged as President-elect Donald Trump’s leading pick for secretary of defense. But inside the Trump transition, there’s still a big push for former senator Jim Talent (R-Mo.).
Talent, who met with Trump last week, is favored by those inside the Trump camp who believe a civilian should lead the Pentagon, not a former military officer. Talent’s supporters include incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who also has supported consideration of former national security adviser Stephen Hadley, two sources involved in the transition process said. Although Hadley’s chances are deemed slim, Talent is considered to be the top contender among candidates for defense secretary who are not former generals.
Talent may also find support from an unlikely source: incoming national security adviser Mike Flynn, a retired three star general who last headed the Defense Intelligence Agency. Sources said Flynn, who is heavily involved in the national security personnel transition discussions, doesn’t want any military officer who outranked him to be part of the Trump Cabinet….” ;
Monday 21 November 2016 / Hour 3, Block D:   Harry Siegel, Daily Beast and New York Daily News, in re:  DeBlasio Running for President 2020. @HarrySiegel, @NYDailyNews, @TheDailyBeast.
Mayor de Blasio finally has the role on the national stage he’s been chasing ever since he was elected. Having failed to place himself atop the progressive wave he hoped would keep rising, now he’s poised to lead the resistance to the right-wing tide that rose instead.
As bad as Trump could be for New York City, he’s a gift for a mayor pivoting to his own reelection campaign next year. Instead of a conversation about de Blasio’s New York, where the mayor’s approval rating has been south of 50% since his first months in office, he can lead one about Trump’s New York — which New Yorkers overwhelmingly rejected on Nov. 8.
Which is why de Blasio’s campaign sent out an email about his meeting with Trump at Trump Tower last week — the first time this President-elect met with a Democratic elected official.…



Mark Levin, 11/22/16

“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, Will President-elect Trump be more like Nixon or Reagan? Will he try to cut deals with Democrats like Nixon or be like Reagan where he cut the size of government and return power to the states? Trump has walked back or been silent on many major campaign promises, including the building of a border wall, cancelling the Paris climate agreement, and prosecuting Hillary Clinton. Of course, we are told to ignore this. We want Trump to succeed, but we also want him to do the right thing. Now, before the inauguration, is the time to hold Trump to his word and pressure him towards conservative policies. Once he is president it will be very difficult to influence him. So, why are so many in conservative media ignoring Trump’s softer rhetoric?

“After that, the State Department has the most vile bureaucracy on the planet. Both Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani are not suited to be Secretary of State but John Bolton would be great for the position because he can manage this bureaucracy. Bolton is not a Neocon but a patriot. In addition, Bernie Sanders likes the Trump trade policy and is willing to work with him on this. Apparently nobody in D.C supports the Commerce Clause. Trump might as well bring Sanders into his administration rather than bringing on a Sanders surrogate such as Harold Ford Jr.

“Finally, Sen Ron Johnson calls in to discuss his victory against Russ Feingold in the November 8th election.”


About jamesbrody

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