Janet, Amnesty Bill – ENLIST!
RAND PAUL: Where’s the TEA Party?
HEALTH CARE: Hannity Free Market option.
LEADS: HAWKINS – Feds to Chicago; DURDEN/TRACHTENBERG – NY Times; DURDEN – Congress vacations; EVANGELISTA – Veritas #3.
PA: BENEFIELD – Budget; MORAN – GETTYSBURG REFOUGHT.
RECOMMENDED: TUTTLE – Charlie Gard; LEVIN – 6-17-17
Amnesty Bill: ENLIST – Janet
“Our local Congressmen have signed on as co-sponsors of HR60, the ENLIST bill, which grants permanent legal residency and expedited citizenship to illegal aliens in return for their military service.
“ENLIST is gaining traction and Congress may add it to the ‘must pass’ National Defense Authorization Act later this year.
Please contact your Congressman and ask that he withdraw his sponsorship of backdoor amnesty.
Suggested wording for phone calls, or cut/paste for email
I ask that you withdraw your co-sponsorship of HR60, the ENLIST act, because the bill
- Rewards and incentivizes lawlessness
- Gives illegal immigrants the full battery of military benefits
- Increases national security risks from limited vetting and questionable loyalty to our military missions
- Enables chain migration of family members
The military is not a social experiment lab to solve immigration problems.
The #ENLISTAct is backdoor Amnesty NOT to get more military recruits.
@REPNAME remove your co-sponsorship.
Phone DC (202) 225-2011
Springfield (610) 690-7323
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West Chester (610) 696-2982
“Where’s the TEA Party?” Rand Paul
The township, school district, county, political parties, city governments, state government, and hordes of federal employees fight for their jobs by making rules, levying taxes, putting up parking lots and buildings, and hounding us through the Ad Council – “Yep, son, we have met the enemy and he is us.” Walt Kelly, POGO, 1971.
Health Care – Hannity: Josh Umber Sites
Standard fee: $55/month; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a discount.
The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,). Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC. Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded! I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.
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AWR Hawkins, BigGovt: “Trump Tweets: Chicago Gun Crime at ‘Epidemic Proportions,’ ‘Federal Help’ on the Way”
Have them check into Obama’s library . . .
“Breitbart News reported that Chicago had nearly 4,400 shootings and nearly 800 homicides in 2016. Moreover, there were more than 300 individuals shot in the first 30 days of 2017 alone. As violence surged, Breitbart News reported that Chicago Police Board Chairwoman Lori Lightfoot wanted federal help. NPR quoted Lightfoot saying:
‘We need to have more federal gun prosecutions in Chicago. Our federal partners from the U.S. attorney’s office, the ATF, the FBI need to be much more invested in this overall strategy. Chicago Police Department cannot tackle this issue by itself.’
Gun crime raged in gun-controlled Chicago to such a degree that on April 25, 2017, the Chicago Tribune reported that the Windy City passed ‘1,000 gunshot victims for the year.’ Now Trump indicates ‘1714 shootings’ by June 30.
On January 24, 2017–just days after his inauguration–Trump addressed the ‘carnage’ in Chicago, pledging to ‘send in the feds’ if local leaders could not stem the tide of violence. He is now signaling that the feds are on their way.”
Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Rebellion at the NYTimes: Newsroom to Walk Out After “Decrying Direction of Paper”
“Exhausted and demoralized after repeated buyouts and cutbacks in the newsroom, it seems the downtrodden journalists at the New York Times have finally had enough: In a pair of letters delivered to executive editor Dean Baquet and managing editor Joseph Kahn, the News Guild of New York said the New York Times editorial staff will leave the newsroom on Thursday as a demonstration of solidarity as management threatens jobs, according to MarketWatch.
Unlike the employee rebellion at the Wall Street Journal last year, when staffers confronted management about unequal pay practices and a paucity of female reporters and editors in leadership roles, the uproar at the times is centered around the repeated paycuts and cutbacks, which have left the newsroom feeling “demoralized.” One letter was sent by the organization’s copy editors, who are facing dramatic staffing cuts, while the second letter was sent by reporters in an expression of solidarity with the editing staff. Both detailed frustrations with the repeated rounds of buyouts, and the lack of transparency surrounding management’s decisionmaking.
“In the copy editors’ letter to Baquet and Kahn, they say they feel betrayed and disrespected in the newsroom, and ask that management reconsider staffing cuts that are expected as the paper plans to restructure.
“‘Cutting us down to 50 to 55 editors from more than 100, and expecting the same level of quality in the report, is dumbfoundingly unrealistic,’ the letter reads. ‘You often speak about the importance of engaging readers, of valuing, investing and giving a voice to readers. Dean and Joe: We are your readers, and you have turned your backs on us.’
“Editors — and yes, that especially means copy editors — save reporters and the Times every day from countless errors, large and small,” they say in the letter. “Requiring them to dance for their supper sends a clear message to them, and to us, that the respect we have shown the Times will not be reciprocated.”
“The editorial staff is accusing Times management of being too opaque in its efforts to restructure the news operation, which includes consolidating two separate groups of editors into one group and asking copy editors to resubmit applications for roles in the newsroom.
“Indeed, morale is so low at the NYT that its reporters and editors said they actually feel more respected by readers than by management. The letters referenced an internal report in which the copy editors were compared to dogs urinating on fire hydrants.”
Also: Jeffrey Trachtenberg, WSJ: “New York Times Staffers Stage Walkout to Protest Job Cuts”
“Newspaper is targeting sharp cut in copy editing ranks in favor of beefing up reporting staff
New York Times staffers held a walkout on Thursday afternoon to protest pending job cuts expected to affect the newspaper’s copy editing staff.
Protesters shouted slogans including “They say cut back, we say fight back,” and “No editors, no peace” as they marched around the New York Times building in Midtown Manhattan. The union that represents the paper’s news staff estimated the number of demonstrators at 450.
In late May, New York Times Co. said it was initiating a round of buyouts of its editing staff as it looks to shift the balance between reporters and editors, part of a broader newsroom restructuring. The company said that if enough people didn’t accept buyouts, it would be forced to lay off some staffers.”
Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “The Main Reason Congress Is Getting So Little Done Is… They Will Have 218 Days Off In 2017”
“Would you like to have a job that gave you 218 days off a year? According to the official calendar put out by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the House of Representatives will only be in session for 147 days in 2017. And that is actually an increase from last year. In 2016, there were only 131 legislative days for the House. So if you are wondering why Congress never seems to get anything done, this is one of the biggest reasons. The sad truth is that members of Congress simply do not spend a lot of time doing what they were elected to do.”
Nicholas Evangelista, Project Veritas: “CNN Producer: Voters “Stupid as Sh*t”– American Pravda: CNN Part 3”
“Project Veritas’ newest video from the American Pravda: CNN series exposes Jimmy Carr, the Associate Producer for CNN’s New Day attacking President Donald Trump and admitting that CNN has a left-leaning bias.
“When asked by an undercover journalist if CNN is impartial, Carr plainly responded, ‘In theory.’
“LEAKED ONE AND A HALF OUR LONG AUDIO from CNN segment proves CNN selectively edits to make Trump supporter look like a conspiracy theorist.”
Nathan Benefield, Commonwealth Foundation: “Pennsylvania doesn’t have to raise taxes to balance the state budget.”
“I know this statement might seem obvious to you, but when state budget talks heat up, this simple point is often lost.
- Reduce subsidies for politically-selected corporations.
- Let grocery stores sell liquor.
“Could you please contact your state lawmakers today to remind them that Pennsylvanians want real solutions, not higher taxes?”
Rick Moran, PJM: “Another Battle for the Soul of America at Gettysburg”
“Officials at Gettysburg National Military Park are bracing for a raucous week of protests as the park prepares to commemorate the 134th anniversary of the battle July 1- July 3.
Two pro-heritage groups have received permits to gather in order to mark the sacrifices of their ancestors during the battle. But social media is full of other calls for demonstrations, specifically from the anarchist group Antifa which plans to burn Confederate flags and desecrate grave stones.
“Lawhon said the park is working with the U.S. Park Police, the Pennsylvania State Police, and local law enforcement to keep order during the weekend.
“‘Our goal is to ensure that public safety and visitor safety is number one and that park resources are preserved,’ she said.
“Besides the two permitted protests, Civil War reenactors from the Maryland Sons of Confederate Veterans also received a permit for a ‘site specific’ march starting at 10 a.m. from the North Carolina Memorial to the Veterans Memorial, where they will hold a ceremony, Lawhon said. Another popular private reenactment festival is also scheduled about two miles from the park, she said.
“Reports that the anti-fascist group Antifa plans to burn Confederate flags and desecrate graves have prompted calls on social media for other groups to gather in Gettysburg to counter those protesters.
“The anniversary of the battle, which raged from July 1 to July 3, 1863, comes at a time when there is a growing movement to remove Confederate symbols from public spaces.
“‘There just seems to be a focus on that issue, when there has not been in the past,’ Lawhon said.
“There are no plans to change any of the 1,300 monuments on the park grounds, she said. . .”
Ian Tuttle, NRO: “The Court-Ordered Killing of Charlie Gard”
“Charlie Gard, born last August, suffers from an inherited disease called infantile onset encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, generally referred to as ‘MDDS.’ The disease is extraordinarily rare: At present, there are only 16 known cases worldwide. Most patients who suffer from it die in early infancy. Charlie is unable to breathe unaided, suffers from seizures, and has severe brain damage.
“For ten months, Charlie has been living in the intensive-care unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. In March, his doctors decided that there was nothing more they could do for him, and they recommended that his parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, withdraw his ventilator. They refused, on the grounds that an untried experimental treatment was available in the United States. The hospital, in accordance with British law, applied to the courts to forestall further treatment. In April, the High Court found for the doctors and against the parents. In May, the Court of Appeal upheld the initial decision. In early June, the Supreme Court agreed. And this week, the European Court of Human Rights — the last court of jurisdiction — refused to intervene. Charlie’s parents have raised enough money from private donations to fund the experimental treatment, but the court decision prohibits his removal to the U.S. Whenever they see fit to do so, the doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital can now remove Charlie’s life support.
“According to the Honourable Mr. Justice Nicholas Francis of the High Court’s Family Division, who authored the decision subsequently upheld by the higher courts, death is ‘in Charlie’s best interests.’ There was no ‘scientific basis’ for believing that Charlie would respond positively to the experimental American treatment; meanwhile, there is ‘unanimity among the experts from whom I have heard that nucleoside therapy cannot reverse structural brain damage.’ ‘If,’ wrote Justice Francis, ‘Charlie’s damaged brain function cannot be improved, as all agree, then how can he be any better off than he is now?’ It was ‘with a heavy heart,’ the judge said, that he sided with the doctors. Charlie should be permitted ‘to die with dignity.’ In conclusion, Justice Francis praised the parents he had just overruled: “Most importantly of all, I want to thank Charlie’s parents for their brave and dignified campaign on his behalf, but more than anything to pay tribute to their absolute dedication to their wonderful boy, from the day that he was born.”
Also – Washington Examiner: “A baby is condemned to death by socialized medicine”
Mark Levin 6-29-17
“On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski don’t have legitimate criticisms of President Trump, they endlessly attack and smear him. If you relentlessly attack the character and integrity of a man, that man will push back whether he’s President or not. None of this improves healthcare or secures the border, but all day long this was the media’s focus. This is how you know the country is unraveling.
“Also, the parents of Charlie Gard, a terminally ill baby, lost their final appeal in the European court of human rights, which meant their son’s life support would be switched off and that decision was final. Centralized planning on health care results in rationing and that affects the sickest among us. There is nothing compassionate about government run healthcare and waiting lines. This could be the future in America and the Republicans won’t reverse course.
“Finally, an illegal immigrant in Virginia was charged in killing an innocent Muslim teenager with a baseball bat. These debates about securing the border aren’t a joke. This is a debate about our safety and security, it’s not humane to have open borders. The media downplayed this story because illegal immigration affects everybody no matter what your religion is.”