Dead Cats: Glenn, 12/09/16, (24)13: James Brody

CONTENTS:

Welcome Donald J.,WFYL celebration

John Glenn, GOLDBERG – Federalism?; WESTWOOD – Pres. Trump already?; MOONEY – EPA (X3); MARTE – Pudzer (Labor), S Korea impeaches.

ISSUES: LOCKETT – ROK Hack attack.

Welcome Donald J

Thx Janet!

“President-Elect Donald J. Trump will be in Hershey, PA on Thursday, December 15th, 7pm.

That’s right, after all the work we’ve done and how far we’ve came – as a MOVEMENT – Mr. Trump is visiting each state that helped put him over the top!

And PA is the state that did!

Join Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence for a “Thank You” rally as we celebrate our success here in the Keystone State.

Thursday, December 15th
Door open 4pm, event begins at 7pm
Giant Arena, 550 Hershey Park Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Must register for tickets click here.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/register/hershey-pa1/

Let’s give our new Commander-in-Chief a big PA welcome!

All the best, Jeff McGeary

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”

 

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“Every part of this capsule was made by a lowest bidder”

“And probably by some donor to a legislator!”

Joe Hallett, Columbus Dispatch: “John Glenn, American hero, aviation icon and former U.S. senator, dies at 95”

“. . . Glenn lived a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! life. As a Marine Corps pilot, he broke the transcontinental flight speed record before being the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962 and, 36 years later at age 77 in 1998, becoming the oldest man in space as a member of the seven-astronaut crew of the shuttle Discovery.

He made that flight in his 24th and final year in the U.S. Senate, from whence he launched a short-lived bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984. Along the way, Glenn became moderately wealthy from an early investment in Holiday Inns near Disney World and a stint as president of Royal Crown International.

In one of his last public appearances, Glenn, with Annie by his side, sat in the Port Columbus airport terminal on June 28 as officials renamed it in his honor — the John Glenn Columbus International Airport. . .”

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/12/john-glenn/john-glenn.html#

Jonah Goldberg, NRO: “Trump: An Opportunity for Federalism”

“There’s a wonderful exchange in A Man for All Seasons in which Thomas More debates young idealist William Roper about the need for laws and giving the accused the benefit of the doubt. For space considerations, let’s jump to the end:

‘Roper: So now you’d give the Devil benefit of law! More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil? Roper: I’d cut down every law in England to do that!’

‘More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country’s planted thick with laws from coast to coast — man’s laws, not God’s — and if you cut them down — and you’re just the man to do it — do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law for my own safety’s sake.

“As partisans continue to retreat to their corners to either weep or gloat about the election results and what’s in store from a Trump presidency, this is a helpful little sermon to keep in mind.
“As partisans continue to retreat to their corners to either weep or gloat about the election results and what’s in store from a Trump presidency, this is a helpful little sermon to keep in mind.
“While ‘You did it, so now we can too’ is a perfectly natural attitude, it encourages cynicism precisely because it renders principles into arguments of convenience.
“While ‘You did it, so now we can too’ is a perfectly natural attitude, it encourages cynicism precisely because it renders principles into arguments of convenience.
“When President Obama was testing — and exceeding — the limits of his constitutional powers, liberals grabbed their pom-poms and cheered. Now that Donald Trump is in power, they’re rediscovering that constitutional safeguards are there for everybody. When Obama grew the deficit, Republicans and tea partiers insisted there was a debt crisis. Now, the president-elect says we must ‘prime the pump’ with up to $1 trillion in deficit spending, and the former deficit hawks slumber in their nests. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442906/donald-trump-federalism-opportunity

Sarah Westwood, DC Examiner: “Is Donald Trump already the president?”

“President-elect Trump has spent the month since his election victory engaging in some distinctly presidential-style behavior, including engaging with businesses on behalf of the American people, conducting a bit of foreign policy, and delivering sweeping public addresses — all before he holds the authority of the presidency.

With weeks to go until he takes office, Trump’s moves have tested the limits of his unofficial powers as the president-in-waiting. And although his activism has drawn scrutiny from detractors, his favorability ratings have hit new heights on the heels of several high-profile successes.

“I don’t think it’s normal for a president-elect to be out and about like this, but this is the era of Trump, and he is literally rewriting the rules,” said Ford O’Connell, a Republican strategist. . .”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/is-donald-trump-already-the-president/article/2609134

Chris MooneyBrady Dennis and Steven Mufson, WaPo: “Trump names Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma attorney general suing EPA on climate change, to head the EPA”

Global Warming Donors?

“President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday nominated Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the oil and gas-intensive state of Oklahoma, to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a move signaling an assault on President Obama’s climate change and environmental legacy.

“Pruitt has spent much of his energy as attorney general fighting the very agency he is being nominated to lead.

“He is the third of Trump’s nominees who have key philosophical differences with the missions of the agencies they have been tapped to run. Ben Carson, named to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, has expressed a deep aversion to the social safety net programs and fair housing initiatives that have been central to that agency’s activities. Betsy DeVos, named education secretary, has a passion for private school vouchers that critics say undercut the public school systems at the core of the government’s mission. . .”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/12/07/trump-names-scott-pruitt-oklahoma-attorney-general-suing-epa-on-climate-change-to-head-the-epa/?utm_term=.aadfa3712a2b

Also: Debra Heine, PJM: “Liberal Heads Explode as Trump Plans to Nominate EPA Critic Scott Pruitt to Head the EPA”

“. . . Pruitt, 48, has been a reliable booster of the fossil fuel industry and a critic of what he derides as the EPA’s “activist agenda.”

Representing his state as attorney general since 2011, Pruitt has repeatedly sued the EPA to roll back environmental regulations and other health protections. He joined with other Republican attorneys general in opposing the Clean Power Plan, which seeks to limit planet-warming carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. Pruitt has argued that curbing carbon emissions would trample the sovereignty of state governments, drive up electricity rates, threaten the reliability of the nation’s power grid and “create economic havoc.”

His installment, if confirmed, would mark a significant break with the current EPA approach toward global warming.”

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/12/07/liberal-heads-explode-as-trump-plans-to-nominate-epa-critic-scott-pruitt-to-head-the-epa/

Also: Dan Lyman, InfoWars: “CLIMATE CHANGISTS THROWING FITS OVER TRUMP’S EPA PICK”

Scott Pruitt threatens future of global warming agenda

“. . . Pruitt is a well-established skeptic of anthropogenic climate change theory, having co-authored an op-ed at National Review earlier this year in which he wrote, “Healthy debate is the lifeblood of American democracy, and global warming has inspired one of the major policy debates of our time. That debate is far from settled.”

“‘Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind,’ he added. ‘That debate should be encouraged — in classrooms, public forums, and the halls of Congress. It should not be silenced with threats of prosecution. Dissent is not a crime.’ . . .”

http://www.infowars.com/climate-changists-throwing-fits-over-trumps-epa-pick/

 

Jonnelle Marte, WaPo: “Trump names Andrew Puzder, a fast-food CEO and critic of substantially raising the minimum wage, to head the Labor Department”

“President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he intends to nominate fast-food executive Andrew Puzder, a vocal critic of substantially increasing the minimum wage and an opponent of rules that would make more workers eligible for overtime pay, as head of the Labor Department.

“Puzder, who runs CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., has been a harsh critic of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, arguing that it would increase costs for consumers and lead to fewer jobs. He also opposes the recently-delayed Labor Department rule that aimed to make millions more workers eligible for overtime pay.

“As the head of a fast-food company, Puzder is a supporter of the approach touted by Trump on the campaign trail that lowering taxes for corporations and the wealthy and loosening regulations for businesses can boost job creation. He is a strong opponent of the Affordable Care Act, which he claims has hurt the restaurant industry because higher health premiums have left consumers with less money to spend. . .”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2016/12/08/trump-names-andrew-puzder-a-fast-food-ceo-and-critic-of-substantially-raising-the-minimum-wage-to-head-the-labor-department/?tid=pm_business_pop&utm_term=.c32498362922

AFP Times of India: “South Korea Parliament impeaches scandal hit president Park Geun-hye”

“. . . The motion was adopted by 234 votes to 56, easily securing the required two-thirds majority in the 300-seat chamber.

“I declare that the bill to impeach President Park Geun-hye has just been approved,” announced speaker Chung Se-Kyun. “Whether you support or oppose it, all lawmakers and South Korean people who are watching this grave situation unfold must feel so miserable and heavy at heart,” he added.

“I deeply wish that such tragedy in our constitutional history will not be repeated ever again.”
“The anonymous paper ballot was conducted against the background din of hundreds of slogan-chanting protesters outside the assembly building, screaming “Impeach Park.”

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/South-Korea-parliament-impeaches-scandal-hit-president-Park-Geun-hye/articleshow/55890745.cms

ISSUES:

Jon Lockett, UK Sun: “KIM’S HACK ATTACK”

Hillary?

Kim Jong-un’s North Korean computer spies ‘hack South Korea’s military cyber command’”

State secrets stolen in online attacks ‘launched through Chinese computer servers’

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2341192/kim-jong-un-north-korea-spies-hacking-south-cyber-attack/

John Batchelor: Hour One Wednesday   7 December 2016 / Hour 1, Block A:

Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor of International Relations in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania, in re:  At 6 AM on Pearl Harbor Day,  Adm Yamamoto sent this message to his pilots:

“The fate of our empire depends on this expedition. Each of you will do his duty to the bone.”  . . .

“ The PEOTUS took a phone call from the president of Taiwan; in the hearts of the Beijing leaders, that strikes fear.   Now the billionaire who runs SofBank will invest $50 billion in the US. Abe is in Ear Harbor to stand with Pres Obama on the 75th anniversary. What does Beijing make of all of this? The call was legal even under our self-imposed restrictions. Shows new thinking: The Kissinger-Nixon plan hasn’t worked so we’ll try new things. The investment indicates that the Japanese, are alliance seekers – like to be friends with others, unlike Chinese who want to be king of the mountain . .  .   Today’s meeting in Hawaii:  deep sense of mourning and loss, and we ‘ll all never let this happen again. Lays a moral and shared values foundation for a very powerful entity indeed: a functioning alliance between Japan and the US. US and Japan putting behind them WWI – in Hiroshima and Pearl Harbor; and the call from Tsai Ing-wen is critical; and the $50 billion is money that might have gone to China but it’s coming to the US. Will trigger a US boom that’ll . . . China has alienated nine of its neighbors by rejecting the Hague Court arbitral agreement on China’s bogus islands.  Managed to turn a regional pro-China sentiment to an anti-China sentiment.  Advanced SE Asian nations are putting together their own alliance. China realizes that all this is a terrible setback.
Xi prides himself as a man of will; may have met his match in the incoming American president, who’s changing the landscape.
We’re trembling in our boots about a perfectly legal phone call. Trump isn’t Warren Christopher he picks people up and pitch them out of is office if he wants.  Like the admiral who said; “We sail where we please.”  Remember that the first American they met was Kissinger, who was as eager as a puppy dog.” http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/06/japanese-leader-abe-wont-apologize-at-pearl-harbor.html ; http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-12/07/c_135888055.htm

Wednesday   7 December 2016 / Hour 1, Block B:  James Holmes, professor of strategy at the Naval War College and a former surface warfare officer, in re:  China flew nuclear-capable bombers over Taiwan; and the evolution of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force.

“Holmes just returned from Pearl Harbor this morning. ‘Masterful idea’ of Abe to visit Pearl Harbor.  Today, Japan may be the US’s closest Ally – UK has let its navy shrink to nothing.   Whenever Chinese  press reports anything Adm Harris does, they say, “Admiral of Japanese descent Harry Harris.”    US made him PACM commander – we can assimilate people of all different races, traditions; China cannot.
China’s great wall of China: US is in a moment of flux; the Fiipino elections, Pres Duterte who’s ready to downplay his US alliance and turn to Russia and China.  Freedom of Navigation.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/05/china-flew-nuclear-capable-bombers-over-taiwan-before-trump-call-with-taiwanese-president.html
“Holmes just returned from Pearl Harbor this morning. “Masterful idea” of Abe to visit Pearl Harbor.  Today, Japan may be the US’s closest Ally – UK has let its navy shrink to nothing. Whenever Chinese  press reports anything Adm Harris does, they say, “Admiral of Japanese descent Harry Harris.”    US made him PACM commander – we can assimilate people of all different races, traditions; China cannot.
“China’s great wall of China: US is in a moment of flux; the Fiipino elections, Pres Duterte who’s ready to downplay his US alliance and turn to Russia and China.  Freedom of Navigation.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/05/china-flew-nuclear-capable-bombers-over-taiwan-before-trump-call-with-taiwanese-president.html

 

JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Hour One
“Thursday  8 December 2016 / Hour 1, Block A: Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover, in re:
Trump is correct that we need to stop ISIS, but Iran now controls Iraq, Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas, and other entities. RESET involves speaking with Putin: You have a periphery full of terrorists; don’t you want to reduce that?  . . . If I were Trump, I‘d speak nicely with Putin then call one of the Baltic states.  . . .  Fake red lines, fake deadlines; after that, Putin went into Crimea. The first crisis will arise in the first three months; Trump needs to respond with strength.  Only thing Putin is quite afraid of is radical Islam.  There’s Sunni, Wahhabism, et al, and there’s Iran.  Iran is more of an existential threat now.  Western democracy and capitalism create so much wealth that [we fall into behaviors considered decadent.] If you’re strong and you act decisively, Putin will deal with you; if you’re weak, he won’t.
“Thursday  8 December 2016 / Hour 1, Block B:  Edward W Hayes, Daily Beast sartorial columnist, and criminal defense attorney par excellence, in re: New York State prison system, where parole boards are political patronage no-show jobs and prisons  are located sometimes seven hours’ drive from the prisoner’s family. No attempt to rehabilitate prisoners.  Despair-making.
“Thursday  8 December 2016 / Hour 1, Block C: Josh Kraushaar, National Journal, in re: Clinton and Obama policy on energy:  Keystone XL Pipeline – consistent polling favored the GOP for five years; the Dems missed. Even 49% of Dems supported construction across racial and economic lines.  ‘Twere the elite and big Dem donors who opposed, and the candidates didn’t dare disagree.  To boot, John Podesta is committed to no fossil fuels.  There are $1.5 trillion of wealth u der Native American reservations; does Interior have a plan? Unh, since the Obama Adm is focused on climate change, no one wanted to bring it up. Native Americans are physically starving, freezing, and deeply depressed in a massively dysfunctional [in effect] domestic prison. Cross-tabbing polls: =/<$50,000, support is overwhelming among Democrats.
“Thursday 8 December 2016 / Hour 1, Block D:  Mary Kissel, in re:  Four-star General (ret) James Mattis of the Marine Corps, to be nominated to be SecDef.   A Marine’s Marine, a warrior-scholar; career culminated in Iraq where he and Petraeus turned the tide of the war. Should he be confirmed (with a waiver) . . .  a clear-eyed guy, doesn’t mince words.  Betsy DeVos [pron: de-vahss] has been in the trenches of school choice for many years. If you’re rich, you can move, but if you’re not, your children go wherever they are.  This pick breaks the bureaucracy: more competition, probably higher quality for lower prices.  Labor:  Andrew Puzder, PEOTUS’s choice for Secretary of Labor, has been a shill not for labor but for unions. Puzder is an advocate for workers choice.
Hour Two
Thursday  8 December 2016 / Hour 2, Block A:  Tony Badran, FDD, in re: Syria, Lebanon. Tragedy in Aleppo; Syrians so close to victory over resistance in the besieged city. An unfolding situation since the beginning of2016 when Obama decided to partner with Russians and thus seal the fate of Aleppo. Similar to policy in the south of Syria, caused Jordanians to [free southern] manpower, go north. Now there’s a clear line for IRGC militias from Damascus to Golan /Kuneitra.   The “Syrian Army” is in fact a bunch of militias, with IRGC; newly-formed “Fifth Corps” is to assemble them under o e rubric, with Hezbollah embedded in the Fifth Corps.  Min  Liberman at the Saban Forum  emphasized . .  . Paramilitary units in Iraq have legislation entering them into the Iraqi army; this is Iran’s template to add a lustre of legitimacy.  Obama’s Syria and _____ policies have been disastrous for Israel  The Hezbollah-Syria-Iran alliance is not good for Israel.
Syria as a satrapy of Iran.
·         http://www.wsj.com/articles/syrian-rebels-pin-hopes-on-trump-1481193000
·         https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/syrian-army-retakes-aleppos-old-city-as-rebels-discuss-exit/2016/12/07/6ad0bd42-bc52-11e6-91ee-1adddfe36cbe_story.html?utm_term=.941c733c600b
·         http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-syria-aleppo-20161206-story.html
·         http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Report-Hezbollah-accuses-Israel-of-striking-targets-near-Damascus-474672
·         http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/badran-tony-obama-tries-to-pin-his-syria-policy-on-trump/
·         http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/badran-tony-how-the-syria-echo-chamber-works/
·         http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-trying-to-keep-chemical-arms-from-hezbollah-liberman-says/?utm_content=buffer0fdc7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
·         https://now.mmedia.me/lb/en/NewsReports/567525-hezbollah-to-play-lead-role-in-new-syria-regime-force?utm_content=buffer1de9d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
·         http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/world/middleeast/syria-assad-egypt-turkey.html?ref=middleeast&_r=0
Tony Badran is a research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, where he focuses on Lebanon, Hezbollah, Syria, and the geopolitics of the Levant.  Born and raised in Lebanon, Tony has testified to the House of Representatives on several occasions regarding U.S. policy toward Iran and Syria. His writings have appeared in publications including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and The Weekly Standard, and he is a regular contributor to Tablet and a columnist for NOW.
Thursday  8 December 2016 / Hour 2, Block B:  Omri Ceren, Israel Project, in re:  Iran secret documents. Obama White House deception concerning theIRan deal  is at once laughable and sinister. Tree batches of docs in a SCIF physically below Congress; 1. Annex to the Ran deal; 2. Unclass docs are the ransom docs that McGurk signed in Geneva in Jan: who among Iranians was negotiating and what banks; 3: secret exemptions –Iran has cheated on  volume of U and number of centrifuges.  Unclasss info was told in closed sessions so Congressmen couldn’t tell the public – e.g., Iran was allowed to inspect itself, disclosed only because a Rep very bravely said that out loud.  Both Democrats and Republicans are incensed, including Dems who supported the deal.  Gens Kelly, Flynn, Mattis; Rep Pompeo: some of these docs must be released.    Docs caught  in the bin Laden raid (Michael Ledeen and Mattis): linked to Iran in a  way that the Obama Adm found uncomfortable to it classified them. Docs link al Qaeda and Iran. The president of the US and his aides knew this and kept it secret because they realized that Americans would be deeply unhappy.
·         http://www.weeklystandard.com/democrats-challenge-obama-on-withholding-unclassified-iran-deal-docs/article/2005714
·         http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/05/trump-team-wants-you-to-see-the-iran-nuke-documents-obama-s-kept-from-view.html

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About jamesbrody

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