Standing for Liberty; WFYL celebration
HAYWARD – Machiavellian Trump; DOWD – Basket of deplorables; PAGE – Dangerous times; HANSON – Progressive ignorance, EXAMINER – Taiwan.
ISSUES: Rushbo – Trump targets Boeing, Costs, Clinton Foundation/Iran.
NOTES: WILLIAMS – Time for truth about teachers.
Subject: Citizens for Liberty: “One Cowboy’s Daughter Standing For Freedom”
“One of our board members, Karen Drum, is a friend of the late LaVoy Finicum family (as well as Citizens for Liberty’s friends, Cliven and Carol Bundy). You all remember that LaVoy was murdered in Oregon by the FBI, as they teamed up with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), while he was protecting his land that the government was trying to seize, for its uranium.
LaVoy’s daughter, Challice Finicum Finch, her husband, and their four children, want to come and talk to US about this horrific ordeal, and the imprisoned political prisoners for helping her father.
She will speak on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 7 until 9p.m. (doors open at 6:30), at the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company, 170 Allendale Road. This is NOT a Citizens for Liberty event, however, we are honored to sponsor this via “Liberty Rising in Pennsylvania” and hosted by Challice of “One Cowboy’s Daughter Standing For Freedom.”
This is NOT a potluck dinner buffet event. Light refreshments will be provided.
Will you come and show your support to this family? What an honor this is. We are on pins and needles!
In Freedom and Liberty,
Jane Taylor Toal, President/CEO Citizens for Liberty
Our mailing address is:
Citizens for Liberty
PO Box 782
Oaks, PA, 19456
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
Fox News Radio Affiliate
1941: Pearl Harbor Bombed
“At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II.”
Stephen Hayward, Powerline: “THE MACHIAVELLIAN TRUMP?”
“What is Trump up to?
“News item: Trump’s most vocal loyalists during the campaign, Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, and Rudy Guiliani, have been completely passed over for senior positions. (In Christie’s case, he was publicly humiliated and defenestrated.)
“News item: Trump meets twice with Mitt Romney, dangling the position of secretary of state to one of his most severe critics in the GOP nomination battle.
“News item: Trump meets today with Al Gore to talk about climate change.
“From Machiavelli’s Prince, Book XX:
“The prince will always be to win over to himself with the greatest ease those men who in the beginning of a principality had been enemies, and who are of such quality that to maintain themselves they need somewhere to lean. They are all the more forced to serve him faithfully as they know it is more necessary for them to cancel out with deeds the sinister opinion one has taken of them. And so the prince always extracts more use from them than from those who, while serving him with too much security, neglect his affairs.
“And since the matter requires it, I do not want to leave out a reminder to princes who have newly taken a state through internal support within it, that they consider well what cause moved those who supported them to support them. If it is not natural affection toward them but only because those supporters were not content with that state, he will be able to keep them his friends with trouble and great difficulty, because it is impossible for him to make them content. And while reviewing well the cause of this, with examples drawn from ancient and modern things, he will see that it is much easier to gain as friends to himself men who were content with the state beforehand, and therefore were his enemies, than those who, because they were not content with it. became friends and gave him support in seizing it.. .”
Also – Rushbo: “Why Is Trump Seemingly Ignoring Loyalists and Courting His Critics?”
Maureen Dowd, NYT: Election Therapy from My Basket of Deplorables
Written by Kevin Dowd: “Donald Trump pulled off one of the greatest political feats in modern history by defeating Hillary Clinton and the vaunted Clinton machine.
“The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama: his fantasy world of political correctness, the politicization of the Justice Department and the I.R.S., an out-of-control E.P.A., his neutering of the military, his nonsupport of the police and his fixation on things like transgender bathrooms. Since he became president, his party has lost 63 House seats, 10 Senate seats and 14 governorships.
“The country had signaled strongly in the last two midterms that they were not happy. The Dems’ answer was to give them more of the same from a person they did not like or trust.
“Preaching — and pandering — with a message of inclusion, the Democrats have instead become a party where incivility and bad manners are taken for granted, rudeness is routine, religion is mocked and there is absolutely no respect for a differing opinion. This did not go down well in the Midwest, where Trump flipped three blue states and 44 electoral votes.
“The rudeness reached its peak when Vice President-elect Mike Pence was booed by attendees of “Hamilton” and then pompously lectured by the cast. This may play well with the New York theater crowd but is considered boorish and unacceptable by those of us taught to respect the office of the president and vice president, if not the occupants.
“Here is a short primer for the young protesters. If your preferred candidate loses, there is no need for mass hysteria, canceled midterms, safe spaces, crying rooms or group primal screams. You might understand this better if you had not received participation trophies, undeserved grades to protect your feelings or even if you had a proper understanding of civics. The Democrats are now crying that Hillary had more popular votes. That can be her participation trophy.
“If any of my sons had told me they were too distraught over a national election to take an exam, I would have brought them home the next day, fearful of the instruction they were receiving. Not one of the top 50 colleges mandate one semester of Western Civilization. “Maybe they should rethink that.
“Mr. Trump received over 62 million votes, not all of them cast by homophobes, Islamaphobes, racists, sexists, misogynists or any other “ists.” I would caution Trump deniers that all of the crying and whining is not good preparation for the coming storm. The liberal media, both print and electronic, has lost all credibility. I am reasonably sure that none of the mainstream print media had stories prepared for a Trump victory. I watched the networks and cable stations in their midnight meltdown — embodied by Rachel Maddow explaining to viewers that they were not having a “terrible, terrible dream” and that they had not died and “gone to hell.”
“The media’s criticism of Trump’s high-level picks as “not diverse enough” or “too white and male” — a day before he named two women and offered a cabinet position to an African-American — magnified this fact.
“Here is a final word to my Democratic friends. The election is over. There will not be a do-over. So let me bid farewell to Al Sharpton, Ben Rhodes and the Clintons. Note to Cher, Barbra, Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham: Your plane is waiting. And to Jon Stewart, who talked about moving to another planet: Your spaceship is waiting. To Bruce Springsteen, Jay Z, Beyoncé and Katy Perry, thanks for the free concerts. And finally, to all the foreign countries that contributed to the Clinton Foundation, there will not be a payoff or a rebate.
As Eddie Murphy so eloquently stated in the movie “48 Hrs.”: “There’s a new sheriff in town.” And he is going to be here for 1,461 days. Merry Christmas.”
Susan Page, USA Today: “Exclusive: Tony Blair sees dangerous times ahead for Western democracies”
“WASHINGTON — Former British prime minister Tony Blair warns that political upheaval from Great Britain’s Brexit vote in June to the collapse of the Italian government on Sunday signals the most dangerous time for Western democracies in decades.
“It does feel perilous, actually, because I think there are decisions that are being taken of vast moment in circumstances where systems are fragile,” he told Capital Download on Monday. “And that is troubling.”
“It has been a year of unexpected victories by populist and nationalistic forces that are challenging the establishment: passage of the referendum pulling Britain from the European Union, the election of Donald Trump as president in the United States, defeat of a measure in Italy that prompted the prime minister to announce his resignation.
“And in the Austrian election Sunday, the candidate representing the party founded by former Nazis lost — but after commanding 46% of the vote. . .”
Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: The Twin Pillars of Progressive Prejudice”
“Universities and the media: arrogant, ignorant, and ripe for reform
“In media land, Donald Trump is a reckless tweeter; Barack Obama’s outreach to GloZell and rapper Kendrick Lamar is just kicking back and having fun (Lamar’s latest album portrayed the corpse of a judge to the toasting merriment of rappers on the White House lawn). In media land, Donald Trump risked world peace by accepting a phone call from the democratically elected president of Taiwan; Barack Obama’s talks with dictators and thugs such as Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, and Raul Castro were long overdue. In media land, jawboning Carrier not to relocate a plant to Mexico is an existential threat to the free market; not so when Barack Obama tried to coerce Boeing to move to Washington State to produce union-made planes, or bullied a small non-union guitar company, or reordered the bankruptcy payouts of Chrysler and essentially took over the company.
“In campus land, the election of 2008 was cause for ebullition; in 2016, elections by nature were traumatic as students were reduced to whining toddlers who needed cookies and milk.
“(Note that campus post-election micro-parenting is not extended to departing students when they are hit with huge student-loan totals. Then they suddenly morph from helpless teenagers to full-fledged adults who must pay up what they borrowed to the colleges that did not educate them. Offering cookies and “caring” are a lot cheaper than not collecting overdue loans.) In campus land, federal laws should be rendered null and void — as in 1861 (over slavery) or 1961 (over racial integration of schools) — as colleges see fit; Donald Trump is a near fascist for wanting carry out the oath of his office by enforcing all federal statutes against states’-rights subversion.
“The university and the media share two traits: Both industries have become arrogant and ignorant. We have created a climate, ethically and professionally, in which extremism has bred extremism, and bias is seen not as proof of journalistic and academic corruption, but of political purity. The recent election, and especially its aftermath, embarrassed journalists and academics alike — and should not be forgotten.
“In the aftermath, they have learned nothing and forgotten nothing, as they insist that the popular vote alone should have mattered, that the Russians stole the election, that there was voting fraud, but only in the swing states Trump won, or that Democrats did not emphasize identity politics enough — anything other than the truth that a now municipal Democratic party is run by apartheid coastal elites and fueled by identity politics, and that journalists and professors cannot keep society’s trust. . .”
Washington Examiner: “Trump tells it like it is on Taiwan”
“From Des Moines to Detroit to Palm Beach to Staten Island, the first answer was always the same when you asked a Trump voter why they supported the man: “He tells it like it is.”
This didn’t mean his supporters always agreed with him. “He tells it like it is,” meant, for the most part, that he didn’t care for PC pieties. Voters reacted viscerally to this, and it brought him victory.
President-elect Trump trampled one such piety on Friday when he took a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen.
“The foreign policy establishment and the legions of reflexively critical anti-Trump pundits, have responded — how many times has it been since Election Day? — as though the sky was falling. The only acceptable response, they say, would have been to decline to take the call. Washington foreign policy dogma is that Taiwan has no president because it is part of China.
“U.S. leaders have mouthed the cringing pieties of the “One China” policy for decades whilst nevertheless selling arms to Taiwan. A year ago, for instance, President Obama sent $1.8 billion worth of anti-tank missiles and amphibious attack vehicles to Taiwan. This is the norm, as Washington Examiner commentary writer Philip Wegmann documented Monday:
“From President Jimmy Carter to George Bush, the United States has made upwards of $24 billion in arms tradesaccording to the Arms Control Association. In the last eight years, President Obama has made $14 billion in weapons available for purchase.
“In short, China and the U.S. have been living a lie. . .”
Rushbo: “Trump Takes Calculated Shot at Boeing”
“. . . Isn’t it interesting the Washington Post never published a story about bureaucratic waste at all for eight years under Obama and here we are on the verge of Trump being inaugurated and here comes this massive story of Pentagon waste. But we’ll throw it in the mix because Trump is making the same case, $4 billion for two airplanes, it’s ridiculous, we can’t pay Boeing that much.
There’s also, ladies and gentlemen, additional information. In addition to the Pentagon and this $125 billion, are you aware that Boeing donated one million — whoa. Boeing were huge underwriters of the Clinton Foundation. Boeing paid Bill Clinton a number of millions of dollars to go out there and do speeches. . . (emph added, jb)”
And . . .
Fox: “Trump Targets Boeing for ‘Out of Control’ Air Force One Costs”
“. . . Trump criticized Boeing on Tuesday for what he called “out of control” costs associated with a project to build two new Air Force One jets. He called for the federal government to cancel the company’s contract.
“Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” Trump wrote in a message on Twitter (TWTR).
Trump later spoke to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, saying the project is “ridiculous.”
And . . .
Fox: “Ex-Clinton official got Boeing bucks while pushing Iran nuke pact – before $25B jet deal”
“. . . The details of the arrangement between Boeing and Iran Air aren’t entirely clear. Iran’s Transportation Minister Abbas Akhoundi said it could match the $25 billion package between the Islamic Republic and Boeing’s European rival, Airbus. Iran Air has stated its interest in purchasing new Boeing 737s — single aisle jets that typically fly up to five hours. It also wants 777s — larger planes that can carry passengers for 12 hours or more.
“But if Iran Air continues supporting Iranian military or Revolutionary Guard operations, it would put the Obama administration or any successor in a bind.
“Revoking the license and suspending future plane transfers risks angering the Iranians, who’ve already complained about not receiving sufficient benefit for their nuclear concessions. It also could mean billions in lost revenue for a large American company with more than 130,000 employees in the United States.”
Walter Williams, Jewish World Review: “A Time for Truth”
“. . . Education majors remain at the bottom of the academic barrel after four years of college. The National Institute of Education conducted a study of student performance on examinations (LSAT, GMAT and GRE) to gain entrance to graduate schools. Of 25 different undergraduate study areas, students whose undergraduate major was education scored at the bottom or at best second from the bottom.
“Education majors supply not only teachers, counselors and administrators, but also professors of education and leaders of the education establishment. Sowell says professors of education rank just as low among college and university faculty members as education students do among other students.
“Given low-quality students and low-quality professors, it is hardly surprising to discover that “most education courses are not intellectually respectable, because their teachers and the textbooks are not intellectually respectable.” Neither is it surprising to find these people falling easy prey to fads and harebrained schemes.
“Does more teacher-training help? In the early 1960s, when student SAT scores peaked, fewer than one-fourth of all public-school teachers had a postgraduate degree; 15 percent lacked even a bachelor’s degree. By 1981, when SAT scores hit bottom, a bit more than half of all teachers had master’s degrees and less than 1 percent lacked a bachelor’s degree.
“Advanced degrees do more for teacher salaries than student proficiency. The public-education establishment has a vested interest in the status quo that stifles competition. Competition produces winners and losers. Education majors have every reason to fear competition with other college graduates.
“They fear the weakening of iron-clad tenure rules and parental school choice. Professors of education, like their students, are also vulnerable. Competition would make their shoddy product more apparent.
“Not all public-school teachers are incompetent. In fact, public schools in some high-income areas are, for all intents and purposes, private schools. Parents are well-heeled, well-informed and well-connected. Administrators are held to high accountability standards and will oust incompetent teachers. But incompetent teachers are not fired, they’re reassigned.
“The burden of teacher incompetency is borne by less well off students, particularly poor black students. Even if parents know their children are receiving a fraudulent education, they don’t have money or clout to do anything about it. Their plight is worsened by the unquestioned support black politicians and civil-rights groups give the education establishment.
“‘What can be done, Williams?’ you say. There are a couple of starters: close all education departments on college campuses, eliminate tenure and have a school choice system.”