WFYL celebration this afternoon
January 4th: CFL/VF Patriots: Constitutional Attorney
ZITO – Wisconsin realigns; HANSON – Trump’s instincts; EXAMINER – Liberal withdrawal; WILLIAMSON – OnLine Jihad.
LEADS: RUSHBO – Lunatic left lost; SPETALNIK – Embassy to Jerusalem; HALPER/HALPER – Obama oceans; SNYDER – US Economy high; HEINE – Huma’s laptop; WALSH – Merkel & death of Europe.
PA: KNEPPER – Wolf’s budget.
NOTES: BROWN – Dems need to reach.
Chanukah begins Sat. night, Dec. 24, 2016 and continues through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017
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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.
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Kim Kennedy, WFYL Radio, “Working For Your Liberty”
Janet: VF Patriots/Campaign for Liberty
“Meet Pennsylvania’s TOP Constitutional attorney, and have YOUR questions ready:
About Joshua Prince, Esq.
With our 2nd Amendment rights being attacked at both the Federal and State level, and the ATF (Burea of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives) trying to close down FFLs (Federal Firearms Licensees) for minor infractions while making FFLs the scapegoat when the ATF’s records are inaccurate, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am one of only a handful of attorneys across the US that practices in the niche area of law known as firearms law. I decided to concentrate my legal practice on firearms law not only because I am a shooter and firearms enthusiast, but also to ensure that our inalienable Right to Keep and Bear Arms is never encroached upon. I handle cases at the Federal and State level for both FFLs and individuals.
*We will briefly hear from Eve Allen, PA Director for Concerned Veterans For America. You will be astonished at what is actually happening and/or not happening to our very own veterans. This will also include a Q&A. “
Salena Zito, DC Examiner: “Wisconsin’s red realignment”
“Eight years ago, Wisconsin Democrats were in the catbird seat; they held the Governor’s office, the majority in both chambers of the state legislature, two U.S. Senate seats, five of the state’s eight congressional seats and handed Barack Obama a rousing victory in the presidential election.
“So it’s no wonder that Wisconsin’s winning election night results for Republican president-elect Trump and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson were a bit of a jolt to most pundits’ sensibilities; for years they have believed that Wisconsin was a deeply blue state, powered by the public sector unions, that traditionally supports Democrat candidates in a big way.
“For the past seven years, beginning with Reince Priebus taking over Wisconsin’s Republican Party in 2009, the state has been anything but trending blue. . .”:
Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “The Animal Cunning and Instinct of Donald Trump”
“He grasped that what voters cared about were the very issues politicos were disdainfully ignoring.
“The American middle classes, the Chinese, and Vladimir Putin have never been convinced that Ivy League degrees, vast Washington experience, and cultural sophistication necessarily translate into national wisdom. Trump instead relies more on instinct and operates from cunning — and we will soon see whether we should redefine “wisdom.”
“But for now, for example, we have never heard a presidential candidate say such a thing as “We love our miners” — not “we like” miners, but “we love” them. And not just any miners, but “our” miners, as if, like “our vets,” the working people of our moribund economic regions were unique and exceptional people, neither clingers nor irredeemables. In Trump’s gut formulation, miners certainly did not deserve “to be put out of business” by Hillary Clinton, as if they were little more than the necessary casualties of the war against global warming. For Trump, miners were not the human equivalent of the 4,200 bald eagles that the Obama administration recently assured the wind turbine industry can be shredded for the greater good of alternate energy and green profiteering.
“In other words, Trump instinctively saw the miners of West Virginia — and by extension the working-class populations of states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Ohio — as emblematic of the forgotten man, in a way few of his Republican rivals, much less Hilary Clinton, grasped.
“No other candidate talked as constantly about jobs, “fair” trade, illegal immigration, and political correctness — dead issues to most other pollsters and politicos. Rivals, Democratic and Republican alike, had bought into the electoral matrix of Barack Obama: slicing the electorate into identity-politics groups and arousing them to register and vote in record numbers against “them” — a fossilized, supposedly crude, illiberal, and soon-to-be-displaced white working class.
“For Democrats that meant transferring intact Obama’s record numbers of minority voters to a 68-year-old multimillionaire white woman; for Republicans, it meant pandering with a kinder, softer but still divisive identity-politics message. Trump instinctively saw a different demographic. And even among minority groups, he detected a rising distaste for being patronized, especially by white, nasal-droning, elite pajama-boy nerds whose loud progressivism did not disguise their grating condescension. . .”
Washington Examiner: “Liberals, drugged on power, suffer withdrawal symptoms”
“‘Democrats had a knife, and the GOP had a gun,’ writes New York Times columnist David Leonhardt, remarking in particular on what he views as disgraceful Republican abuses of power in North Carolina. Having lost the governorship, the GOP used the lame-duck period to pass laws taking power and patronage away from the victorious Democratic governor-elect.
“Leonhardt’s broad point about general Republican excess is being made by many a liberal writer. It is a revisionist history put succinctly by Greg Sargent, a liberal blogger at the Washington Post, that the “GOP shreds our norms in [the] quest for power and Dems don’t.”
“This is a deeply ignorant or mendacious view of political history.
“We do not defend the Republicans’ North Carolina caper; we already criticized it in this space. But it is stomach-turning to see liberal horror that Republicans should resort to the same tactics Democrats used with gusto. . .”
Kevin Williamson, NRO: “The Jihad Online”
“. . . The nerds who run Facebook and Google have billions of dollars at their disposal, no sovereign immunity, and no proclivity for cutting the heads off of those who oppose them.
“Suing Mark Zuckerberg because the wack-a-doodle school of Islam uses social media is a little like suing Johannes Gutenberg for all the evil that has been done by readers of Mein Kampf, The Communist Manifesto, or The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. But at the same time, Zuckerberg et al. are inviting such litigation.
“The question here involves the interaction between distinct but overlapping activities: creating new kinds of communication technology; creating commercial spaces in which that technology is deployed to create a platform; producing content on those platforms, or exercising editorial control over content on those platforms. . .
“. . . Twitter, Google, and, to a much greater extent, Facebook do exercise some editorial control over their services, usually incompetently. But what they exercise is mainly either negative control (banning certain individuals, groups, or points of view, or removing material) and curatorial control. Conservatives complain, rightly, that they do this in a way that reflects their biases, which are those of corporate Democrats of the Clintonian variety. But being biased is neither a crime nor a tort, in spite of the dearest wishes of the president-elect. . .”
Rushbo: “Trump Wins Again, Lunatic Left Is Lost”
“RUSH: I’ve been watching CNN all morning and there’s nothing about Trump on there anymore. There’s nothing about the election. It’s like they threw everything they had into this Electoral College revolt and since it’s failed, why, on CNN there may not have even been an election and we may not even have a president-elect. They haven’t talked about Trump all day.
“They’re talking about Germany. They’re talking about this new investigation of the search warrant for the Clinton emails. They’re talking about how unfair life has been to Barack and Michelle Obama, but they’re not talking about Trump. And the AP, here’s their headline: “Trump Cruises to Electoral College Victory Despite Protests.” Despite protests! You know, folks, I’m gonna tell you something else. I think this will never happen, but something that would improve the overall national mood is if protesters, leftist protesters were ignored, just not covered.
“Now, I know that will never happen because leftist protesters are part of the media, they’re part of the Democrat Party. But stop and think about it a minute. You can have 15,000 people inside a Trump rally, you have five people outside, what’s the news? “Five people protested the Donald Trump rally today in Orlando.” And that’s the same thing here. Donald Trump won the presidency officially, the Electoral College vote yesterday, despite protesters. The protesters protested Hillary! She had more faithless electors than Trump did.
“But these people pop up out of nowhere and start protesting and they keep this country roiled and on edge, because the media always sides with ’em and makes these leftist protesters out to be representatives of the majority of thinking in this country, and they’re not. They are a minuscule speck that you couldn’t see if it weren’t for the media. Nobody would even know they’re there if it weren’t for the media, and yet they are treated and portrayed as though they represent, if not a majority, at least half of the country. . .”
Matt Spetalnik, Reuters: “Israeli ambassador backs Trump pledge to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem”
“Israel’s ambassador to the United States issued an impassioned endorsement on Tuesday of President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to relocate the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, a move that would mark a break with longstanding U.S. foreign policy.
Ron Dermer, the Israeli envoy to Washington, made the statement less than a week after Trump announced his decision to nominate as ambassador to Israel David Friedman, a pro-Israel hardliner who supports continued building of Jewish settlements and the shifting of the embassy from Tel Aviv. . .”
Halper & Halper, LA Times: “Obama will use his executive authority to impose new permanent bans on offshore drilling”
There are a dozen Russian military bases within the Arctic circle . . .
“Invoking a rarely used provision in federal law, the Obama administration on Tuesday announced a permanent ban on offshore drilling in broad parts of the Arctic and Atlantic coasts — a sweeping and controversial move that will help secure the president’s environmental legacy even as critics vowed to reverse it.
“The ban relies on the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of 1953, which says the president “may, from time to time, withdraw” federal waters from oil and gas development that are not already leased. It was announced as part of a joint action with Canada, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also made long-term, though not permanent, commitments to protect the Arctic from drilling.
“Past presidents, including Dwight D. Eisenhower, have invoked the law to issue temporary bans. Obama’s action appears to be the first time the law has been used to impose a permanent drilling ban – and it is almost certain to be challenged.
“A senior administration official said Tuesday that the White House was ‘quite confident’ that the decision could not be undone by Trump, noting that the law specifies no provision for reversal. The official suggested that overturning the ban could require years of legal action and the passage of a bill in Congress.
“Some oil industry leaders said they believed the next administration could easily reverse it. They cited a 2008 memorandum by President George W. Bush that lifted a temporary ban in certain offshore areas imposed by President Clinton.
“‘Fortunately, there is no such thing as a permanent ban, and we look forward to working with the new administration on fulfilling the will of American voters on energy production,’ wrote Erik Milito of the American Petroleum Institute. . .”
Also – WSJ: “Coal in Trump’s Stocking”
“A last-minute Obama regulation sets Donald up for a big win.
“The Obama Administration has given Donald Trump an early Christmas gift, in the form of a punitive 11th-hour regulation on coal. Issued by the Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), the rule takes effect Jan. 19 as a classic example of the job-killing rules that Mr. Trump has vowed to overturn.
“Though issued Monday, the Obama Administration has been working on the Stream Protection Rule for six years. Ostensibly it’s about keeping American waterways clean. In reality it’s a power grab aimed at giving federal regulators more authority to make coal too expensive for anyone to mine or use.
“No one should be surprised. . .”
Michael Snyder, InfoWars: “U.S. ECONOMIC CONFIDENCE SURGES TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL THAT GALLUP HAS EVER RECORDED”
“Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index has never been higher than it is today
“The “Trumphoria” that has gripped the nation ever since Donald Trump’s miraculous victory on election night shows no signs of letting up. Tens of millions of Americans that were deeply troubled by Barack Obama’s policies over the last eight years are feeling optimistic about the future for the first time in a very long time. And it is hard to blame them, because what we have already seen happen since November 8th is nothing short of extraordinary. The stock market keeps hitting record high after record high, the U.S. dollar is now the strongest that it has been in 14 years, and CEOs are personally promising Trump that they will bring jobs back to the United States. These are things worth getting excited about . . .”
Debra Heine, PJM: “FBI Search Warrant: Thousands of Clinton, Abedin Emails Led Feds to Seize Weiner’s Laptop”
“The FBI on Tuesday released the search warrant of Anthony Weiner’s laptop showing that investigators were trying to get a look at thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails to see if anyone had hacked in to steal classified information.
“The search warrant was filed two days after FBI Director James Comey publicly announced he was reopening the investigation into Clinton’s email server, sending shockwaves through”hout the campaign eleven days before the presidential election.
“The FBI had seized the laptop during the sexting probe of the disgraced former congressman, but discovered that it also had messages between Clinton and senior aide Huma Abedin. . .”
Michael Walsh, PJM: “The Wages of Merkelism, and the Death of Europe”
“Just as the West had been warned might happen this Christmas season, a likely Muslim terrorist has driven a huge lorry (LKW, in German parlance) into a crowd of holiday shoppers at one of the most important places in Berlin, killing at least twelve. While it’s still unclear exactly who was driving the truck — police apparently have been questioning the wrong suspect — no one will be surprised if this murderer turns out to be one of Angela Merkel’s imported Islamic soldiers, who slipped into the heart of central Europe under false pretenses, and now have opened up a new front in Islam’s war on Judeo-Christian civilization.
“In case you were looking for a motive, the generic name of the Advent markets in Germany and Austria is Christkindlmarkt — the “Christ-Child Market.”
“The latest example of spontaneous-combustion jihad — the politically correct media insists on calling the atrocity a “truck attack,” as if trucks were creatures of free will — echoes a similar incident in Nice, France, on July 14, a major French holiday. And yet, as usual, apologists for and western collaborators with Islam insisted that there was “no evidence” of a larger plot, or of “foreign involvement,” as if either of those things matter. For one thing, each “soldier of Allah” is an entity until himself; for another, the very presence of a million or more Muslims in a Christian country like Germany is all the evidence of foreign involvement we need.
“That those million Muslims are in Germany is entirely the fault of the second-worst German chancellor of the past hundred years, the wretched Angela Merkel, whose colossal stupidity in falling for the “plight” of “refugees” will go down in history as the greatest civilizational error since the Trojans opened their gates to a giant horse stuffed full of Greeks. . .”
Leo Knepper, CAP: “Is this Governor Wolf’s Bridgegate?”
“In November, the Wolf administration announced that they would be laying off 600 employees from unemployment call centers across the state. The official line is that the layoffs were due to the Senate’s failure to pass legislation funding the call centers. On the surface that explanation makes sense. However, it becomes less likely when you consider that the Governor had redirected billions of dollars in state funding during the extended budget process in 2015. It is also an odd “coincidence” that four of the seven call centers selected for closure were in Republican Senatorial Districts.
“When that coincidence was pointed out to the Department of Labor and Industry, their spokeswoman flatly denied that politics played any role in the selection process. According to the Patriot-News, Governor Wolf stated that the closure decisions were “”based on a series of variables, including performance, capacity, efficiency, and ability of the centers to handle increased call volume.” Now information has come out refuting those claims as well.
Last Friday, Senator John Eichelberger and Senator Scott Wagner visited the Altoona Call Center. He had some interesting thoughts on the visit:
“The Altoona Center is rated as the most efficient center with the lowest cost per call, they are the only office trained to handle a federal displaced workers program, and their building is one of two owned by the Commonwealth; the remainder of the Call Center buildings are leased. Most businesses would not close their most productive office, nor would they shut down an operation in a building they’re stuck with instead of closing one where they can get out of a lease. Some of the employees feel that after the layoff, claim filing will become severely backed up and take out their anger on state legislators. The real question is whether or not that is the strategy of the Wolf administration. If their plan is to inflict enough pain on people who just lost their jobs simply to leverage the House and Senate, that smacks of the “Bridgegate” charges in New Jersey.” (Emphasis added)
“The New Jersey Bridgegate scandal involved Governor Christie’s staff closing lanes of a local bridge to punish his political opponents. Considering how much heartburn some Republicans in the General Assembly are causing Governor Wolf, there are certainly some interesting parallels to the closure of the call centers and the Bridgegate Scandal in New Jersey. Senator Wagner and the Senate have submitted right-to-know requests for communications related to the closures and we’ll be curious to see what they find.”
Lara Brown, John Batchelor: “Democrats Need to Reach Out to the Heartland”
In the aftermath of their sorry performance on Election Day, they are blaming everyone but themselves. by: Charlie Cook
“If Democrats want to keep blaming others for their sorry performance on Election Day, they’re obviously free to do so. Yes, they were hurt by the disclosure of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, claims that the Clinton Foundation was a “pay-to-play” operation, and even fake news. Yes, if FBI Director James Comey hadn’t reopened the Clinton email investigation, the voting needle might have moved in states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and possibly Pennsylvania. Yes, Russia’s email hacks might have dented Democrats’ support.
“But to simply blame these things is a form of denial. Democrats may see Donald Trump as a horrific freak of nature, but the fact remains that he received 63 million votes—2 million more than Mitt Romney in 2012 and 3 million more than John McCain in 2008. While Democrats can blame gerrymandering for their failure to win a House majority, figures compiled by Cook Political Report House Editor David Wasserman show that Republicans beat Democrats in the national House popular vote, 63,153,387 (49.1 percent) to 61,776,218 (48.0 percent), with independent or other-party candidates pulling another 3,682,600.
“Increasingly Democrats are becoming a party of urban areas, college towns, minority voters, and the East and West Coasts. The heartland, often derided by Democrats as “flyover country,” is now becoming a no-fly zone for the party. Wasserman figures that while President Obama won 690 (22 percent) of the nation’s 3,113 counties, Clinton carried just 487 (16 percent). Every single Senate election in 2016 was won by the same party that prevailed in the presidential race in that state. “The adage that “I vote for the person, not the party” has never been less true than today.
Simply put, Democrats need to expand their sensitivity-training courses to include people who live in small-town and rural America—middle-class white voters, people who live paycheck to paycheck, and whites who attend church at least once a week. Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal coalition of voters is now officially dead. Democrats were losing these voters before Donald Trump came along and will continue to do so beyond his presidency unless they show genuine concern for these constituencies. To be sure, the country is changing and becoming more diverse, but it is not doing so at the same pace everywhere. Democrats are running up the score in places that do not help them win majorities in the House, Senate, and Electoral College.”