Dead Cats: Sanctuary?, 11/25/16, (24)08: James Brody


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

HANSON – Enemies of language; KAWA & VERHAGE – Happy or happy?; HAYWARD – Wall Street soars.

ISSUES: STRASSEL – Environmental  reset; McCAUGHEY – Path to ACA repeal; McAULEY & WITTE – Left-wing nails; PALENCIA & MENCHU – Immigrant surge.


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

610-539-1783, 484-557-7655direct                   

Fox News Radio Affiliate

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

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “Enemies of Language”

“What would happen if conservatives started to change the words we use for political ends?

“Throughout history, revolutionaries of all stripes have warped the meaning of words to subvert reality.

“And now here we go again, with another effort — spearheaded by the media and universities — to use any linguistic means necessary to achieve political ends.
“‘Sanctuary city’ is a euphemism for the local and state nullification of federal law — a subversive tactic that dates back to the nullification crises during the Andrew Jackson administration and, later, in the years leading up to the Civil War.

“This makes a mockery of the simple constitutional principle that cities and states cannot subversively pick and choose which federal laws to obey.
“The term ‘sanctuary’ would never apply to conservative jurisdictions that in similar fashion sought to offer “sanctuary” to those dissidents who disobeyed federal gun registration, income tax, or environmental laws.
“College administrators boast of offering counseling and therapeutic help to students and faculty members distraught over the recent election. They use terms like “divisive” and “polarizing” in describing the election, when in truth they wish to hide from their donors, alumni, and half the country their own abject and one-sided contempt for incoming president-elect Donald Trump.
“Note that in the highly emotional elections of 2008 and 2012, universities did not offer commensurate counseling services — because their own preferred candidate won and was thus his victory was not “polarizing.” Once upon a time, campuses did not worry about whether independent faculty and conservative students were sullen and depressed in adolescent style over the implications of President-elect Barack Obama’s radical promises to “fundamentally change America.”
“Campus “safe space” is another vocabulary distortion. Such places are often set-aside spots that actually discriminate on the basis of race or gender.  . .”

Luke Kawa & Julie Verhage, Bloomberg: “Soaring Consumer Confidence: Are Americans Happy It’s Trump, or Just Happy It’s Over?”

“On the surface, the message from the University of Michigan’s final reading of consumer sentiment for November is that President-elect Donald Trump will fix what ails the nation — fast.

“The consumer expectations index of the survey rose by 8.4 points from October to 85.2 — a one-month gain last exceeded in the December 2011 — a testament to households’ optimistic view on the outlook for the U.S. economy and their own pocketbooks.

“And ‘optimistic’ might be an understatement. According to the latest report, in some cases, Americans are the most hopeful they have been in more than a decade. For the first time since 2006, 37 percent of households said they expect their personal finances to improve in 2017. Also hitting decade highs: real income expectations, as wage growth continues to gain strength in a broadening swath of the economy.

“It’s not just on the personal finance front either. The index tracking households’ expectations for changes in business conditions over the next year rebounded strongly after tumbling in October, with the share calling for an improvement in this area registering its biggest one-month gain last exceeded in 2008.

“However, perhaps the most surprising element of the report is the extent to which it belies what was an incredible polarizing election that saw people vote uniformly on tickets so much so that there were no purple states, in some respects.

“You might imagine that after the election, there’d be one camp thinking that America was about to be made great again, and another who thought the country was about to go to the dogs.

“But the notion that tribal political dynamics are overwhelmingly influencing households’ expectations — a message delivered very clearly in Gallup’s survey —  is not something that’s borne out by these data.

“46 percent of respondents surveyed agreed the U.S. will have ‘continuous good times’ over the next year, up a whopping 11 percentage points from October, while the share who expected ‘bad times’ ahead fell by 7 percentage points to 37 percent. . .”

John Hayward, Breitbart: “Trump Rally Takes Wall Street to Historic ‘Superfecta’ High”

CNN Money made no bones about crediting the incredible post-election surge in the stock market to a “Trump rally,” as Wall Street hit the rare “superfecta”: all four major indexes closing at record highs on the same day.

Many predicted stocks would plunge, or even crash, should Trump upset Hillary Clinton. Initially that did happen, with overnight markets plummeting the night of the election.

“Yet that freakout proved short-lived, with stocks racing higher on Election Day. Instead of focusing on fears that Trump could start a trade war, investors are hoping the president-elect will unleash the U.S. economy by cutting taxes, rolling back regulation and ramping up infrastructure spending.

“The basis for the rally is optimism about reversing Obama-nomics — raising taxes and increasing regulation,” said Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group.

USA Today notes that Monday brought the first superfecta in 17 years, a rally fueled by “hopes that the president-elect’s growth-friendly policies will finally jolt the U.S. economy out of its multi-year doldrums . . .”


Kimberley Strassel, WaPo: “Donald Trump’s Environmental Reset”

“Republicans look to liberate U.S. energy from destructive green regulations.

“Anti-Trump protests continue to swell across the country, but what best sums up the president-elect’s challenge was a Monday night tantrum barely noticed by the press. Climate activists in Washington, D.C., waited until dark, then beamed huge images onto the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency. Their demand? That Donald Trump pick someone other than Myron Ebell to lead the EPA.

“Mr. Ebell is a whip-smart policy wonk at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He has spent years at the epicenter of conservative efforts to combat backward environmental regulations. His appointment to manage Mr. Trump’s EPA transition team was an inspired and encouraging surprise.

“On the left it provoked a complete meltdown. Environmental groups whipped up tens of thousands of petition signatures demanding Mr. Trump ditch the “climate denier.” Students at Georgetown and Harvard demonstrated against the appointment. There’s even an online hashtag: #RebelAgainstEbell.

“The political class is obsessed with whom Mr. Trump will pick for plum cabinet posts: the future secretaries of state, defense, Treasury. Inside activist groups and corporate boardrooms, the preoccupation is who will occupy the positions with the greatest bearing on the economic bottom line: the secretaries of labor, health and human services, energy.

The biggest battle lines will be drawn over the dismantling of Mr. Obama’s environmental regime. This is where the president’s crushing rules have arguably done the most broad-based damage to the economy. It is also where the progressive left is most organized—and most emotional.

“Lifting environmental burdens is (along with tax reform) where conservatives see the most sweeping upside for growth. Talk to Mr. Trump’s economic advisers: They understand that the advent of fracking and new drilling techniques—the ability to tap untold reserves of oil and gas—represents a global paradigm shift that can reset America’s economy and foreign dealings. President Obama’s willful decision to ignore this was as if Bill Clinton had opted the country out of the internet revolution. . .”

Betsy McCaughey, American Spectator: “Trump’s Path to Obamacare Repeal”

“On  the stump, Donald Trump promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now obstacles are emerging on the left and right. Democrats are sowing panic, falsely predicting that 20 million will lose coverage. Newly elected Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer claims Trump will “rue the day” Obamacare is repealed.

Meanwhile, on Trump’s right flank, House Republicans are pushing Medicare “reform” and taxes on workers’ health benefits — unpopular ideas that will undermine Trump’s political support and derail his agenda.

Here’s the real deal about repeal.

Will 20 million lose coverage?

Not even close. . . .”

Will people with pre-existing conditions lose out?

“No. . . .”

Obama is incredulous that people think Obamacare “doesn’t work.”

“More than 200 million have been hurt by it. . . .”

Is this the time to change Medicare? 

“No way. . . “

James McAuley and Griff Witte, WaPo: “Clinton’s loss is one more nail in the coffin of center-left politics in the West”

“PARIS — When Donald Trump shocked the world with an upset victory in the U.S. presidential election this month, much of Europe was aghast.

“But in at least one critical sense, the result couldn’t have been more European: Across the continent, parties of the center-left that have dominated politics for decades — and that have given Europe its reputation for generous social welfare systems — now find themselves beaten, divided and directionless. Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are just the latest members of a beleaguered club.

“In Germany and Britain, once-mighty center-left parties have been badly diminished, locked out of their nations’ top jobs for the foreseeable future. In Spain and Greece, they have been usurped by newer, more radical alternatives. And in France and Italy, they’re still governing — but their days in power may be numbered. The rout of the center-left has even extended deep into Scandinavia, perhaps the world’s premier bastion of social democracy.

“Overall, the total vote share for the continent’s traditional center-left parties is now at its lowest level since at least World War II. Like the Democrats, these parties have been marginalized, with little influence over policy as the right prepares to place its stamp on the Western world in a way that could endure for decades. . .”

Gustavo Palencia and Sofia Menchu, Yahoo!: “Central Americans surge north, hoping to reach U.S. before Trump inauguration”

“TEGUCIGALPA/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Central American countries warned on Thursday that large numbers of migrants have fled their poor, violent homes since Donald Trump’s surprise election win, hoping to reach the United States before he takes office next year.

“Trump won the Nov. 8 vote by taking a hard line on immigration, threatening to deport millions of people living illegally in the United States and to erect a wall along the Mexican border.

“Trump’s tough campaign rhetoric sent tremors through the slums of Central America and the close-knit migrant communities in U.S. cities, with many choosing to fast-forward their plans and migrate north before Trump takes office on Jan. 20.

“During fiscal year 2016, the United States detained nearly 410,000 people along the southwest border with Mexico, up about a quarter from the previous year. The vast majority hail from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

“Since Trump’s victory, the number of people flocking north has surged, Central American officials say, contributing to a growing logjam along the southern U.S. border.

“‘We’re worried because we’re seeing a rise in the flow of migrants leaving the country, who have been urged to leave by coyotes telling them that they have to reach the United States before Trump takes office,’ Maria Andrea Matamoros, Honduras’ deputy foreign minister, told Reuters, referring to people smugglers.

“Carlos Raul Morales, Guatemala’s foreign minister, told Reuters people were also leaving Guatemala en masse before Trump becomes president. . .”


About jamesbrody

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