Sunday, July 5, 2015

Was Jeb Bush A Socialist At Andover? One Student Newspaper Article Says He Was

Was former Florida Gov. Jeb a young socialist during his years of teenage angst at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts?One Student Newspaper Article Says He Was.
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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Ku Klux Klan and Democrats

The Ku Klux Klan (KKK), or simply "the Klan", includes three distinct movements in the United States. The first sought to overthrow the Republican state governments in the South during the Reconstruction Era, especially by violence against African American leaders. It ended about 1871. The second was a very large, controversial, nationwide organization in the 1920s that especially opposed Catholics. The current manifestation consists of numerous small unconnected groups that use the KKK name. They have all emphasized racism, secrecy and distinctive costumes. All have called for purification of American society, and all are considered part of right-wing extremism.[3][4]

The current manifestation is classified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.[5] It is estimated to have between 5,000 and 8,000 members as of 2012.[2]
The first Ku Klux Klan flourished in the Southern United States in the late 1860s, then died out by the early 1870s. Members made their own, often colorful, costumes: robes, masks, and conical hats, designed to be outlandish and terrifying, and to hide their identities.[6][7] The second KKK flourished nationwide in the early and mid-1920s, and adopted a standard white costume (sales of which together with initiation fees financed the movement) and code words as the first Klan, while adding cross burnings and mass parades. It stressed opposition to the Catholic Church.[8] The third KKK emerged in the form of small local unconnected groups after 1950. They focused on opposition to the Civil Rights Movement, often using threats of violence. The second and third incarnations of the Ku Klux Klan made frequent reference to the America's "Anglo-Saxon" blood, harking back to 19th-century nativism.[9] Though most members of the KKK saw themselves as holding to American values and Christian morality, virtually every Christian denomination officially denounced the Ku Klux Klan.[10]

First KKK

The first Klan was founded in 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee, by six veterans of the Confederate Army.[11] The name is probably derived from the Greek word kuklos (κύκλος) which means circle.[12]
Although there was little organizational structure above the local level, similar groups rose across the South and adopted the same name and methods.[13] Klan groups spread throughout the South as an insurgent movement during the Reconstruction era in the United States. As a secret vigilante group, the Klan targeted freedmen and their allies; it sought to restore white supremacy by threats and violence, including murder, against black and white Republicans. In 1870 and 1871, the federal government passed the Force Acts, which were used to prosecute Klan crimes.[14] Prosecution of Klan crimes and enforcement of the Force Acts suppressed Klan activity.
The first Klan had mixed results in terms of achieving its objectives. It seriously weakened the black political establishment through its use of assassinations and threats of violence; it drove some people out of politics. On the other hand, it caused a sharp backlash and unleashed new federal laws that Foner says were a success in terms of "restoring order, reinvigorating the morale of Southern Republicans, and enabling blacks to exercise their rights as citizens."[15] Historian George C. Rable argues that the Klan was a political failure and therefore was discarded by the Democratic leaders of the South. He says:
the Klan declined in strength in part because of internal weaknesses; its lack of central organization and the failure of its leaders to control criminal elements and sadists. More fundamentally, it declined because it failed to achieve its central objective – the overthrow of Republican state governments in the South.[16] Read History

Kevin McCarthy The Leader's Weekly Schedule - Week of 7/6/15

Leader's Weekly Schedule
MONDAY, JULY 6THOn Monday, the House is not in session.
On Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 907 - United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen / Foreign Affairs Committee)
2) Concur in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 91 - Veteran's I.D. Card Act (Sponsored by Rep. Vern Buchanan / Veterans’ Affairs Committee) 
3) H.R. 1531 - Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (Sponsored by Rep. Gerry Connolly / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)
Continue Consideration of H.R. 2822 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 (Modified Open Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ken Calvert / Appropriations Committee)
The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order any amendment offered that complies with the House rules. Additionally, the Rule provides for 10 minutes of debate per amendment equally divided between the proponent and an opponent and up to 10 pro forma amendments for the purpose of debate offered by the Chair and Ranking Member or their designee.
Members with amendments should be prepared to offer them on Tuesday.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8TH AND THE BALANCE OF THE WEEKOn Wednesday and Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.
On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.
Complete Consideration of H.R. 2822 - Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 (Modified Open Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Ken Calvert / Appropriations Committee)
Complete Consideration of H.R. 5 - Student Success Act, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Kline / Education and the Workforce Committee)
H.R. 2647 - Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Westerman / Agriculture Committee / Natural Resources Committee)
H.R. 6 - 21st Century Cures Act, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Fred Upton / Energy and Commerce Committee)
Possible Consideration of a Motion to Go to Conference on H.R. 644 - Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act

Drugs seized at border in ONE DAY

07/02/2015 05:45 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican national during a failed smuggling incident Wednesday evening at the Port of Douglas. Officers arrested a 36-year-old man after an inspection of his Dodge truck led to the...
07/02/2015 05:50 PM EDT
TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility seized $3,237,000 in marijuana – nearly 6,500 pounds – from a Mexican national Wednesday when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of...
07/02/2015 04:53 PM EDT
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector seized narcotics and rescued 17 Illegal immigrants concealed inside a tractor trailer in separate incidents this week. On June 29, 2015, Laredo North Station agents observed 5 subjects...
07/02/2015 01:01 PM EDT
DEL RIO, Texas – Federal authorities at the Del Rio Port of Entry arrested a local man, on June 29, after finding more than two pounds of alleged heroin hidden in his vehicle. “We are committed to disrupting the flow of illegal narcotics into the...
07/02/2015 04:37 PM EDT
BROWNSVILLE, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Gateway International Bridge arrested a Brownsville man in connection with an attempt to smuggle alleged heroin worth $180,000. “This hard narcotics...
07/02/2015 12:01 PM EDT
LORDSBURG, N.M. – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in southern New Mexico rescue two individuals and seize nearly a quarter of a million dollars Monday. Shortly before midnight on June 29, Lordsburg Border Patrol agents stop to assist a Hidalgo...
07/02/2015 06:18 PM EDT
SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Highway 86 checkpoint arrested a man suspected of drug smuggling more than 19 pounds of cocaine hidden in his vehicle’s rear axle transfer case on Wednesday. The incident...
07/02/2015 03:27 PM EDT
MIAMI – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers at Miami International Airport (MIA) seized over four ounces of cocaine concealed within spray canisters in a shipment arriving from Uruguay on June 24. CBP...

Friday, July 3, 2015

Why We Celebrate July 4th-A New Nation Was Declared the United States of America

Adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress
An 1825 invitation to an Independence Day celebration
Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of theDeclaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.[1] Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworksparadesbarbecuescarnivalsfairspicnics,concertsbaseball gamesfamily reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.[2][3][4]
During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain rule.[5][6] After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author. Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4. A day earlier, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:
The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.[7]
Adams's prediction was off by two days. From the outset, Americans celebrated independence on July 4, the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence, rather than on July 2, the date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress.[8]
Historians have long disputed whether Congress actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, even though Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin all later wrote that they had signed it on that day. Most historians have concluded that the Declaration was signed nearly a month after its adoption, on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 as is commonly believed.[9][10][11][12][13]
Coincidentally, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence later to serve as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third President in a row who died on the holiday. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only U.S. President to have been born on Independence Day.

  • In 1777, thirteen gunshots were fired in salute, once at morning and once again as evening fell, on July 4 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Philadelphia celebrated the first anniversary in a manner a modern American would find quite familiar: an official dinner for the Continental Congress, toasts, 13-gun salutes, speeches, prayers, music, parades, troop reviews, and fireworks. Ships were decked with red, white, and blue bunting.[14]
  • In 1778, from his headquarters at Ross Hall, near New Brunswick, New Jersey, General George Washington marked July 4 with a double ration of rum for his soldiers and an artillery salute (feu de joie). Across the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris, France.[15]
  • In 1779, July 4 fell on a Sunday. The holiday was celebrated on Monday, July 5.[15]
  • In 1781 the Massachusetts General Court became the first state legislature to recognize July 4 as a state celebration.[15]
  • In 1783, Moravians in Salem, North Carolina, held a celebration of July 4 with a challenging music program assembled by Johann Friedrich Peter. This work was titled "The Psalm of Joy." This is recognized as the first recorded celebration and is still celebrated there today.[16]
  • In 1791 the first recorded use of the name "Independence Day" occurred.[citation needed]
  • In 1870, the U.S. Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees.[17]
  • In 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.[18]
  • Held since 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island is the oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States.
  • Since 1868, Seward, Nebraska has held a celebration on the same town square. In 1979 Seward was designated “America's Official Fourth of July City-Small Town USA” by resolution of Congress. Seward has also been proclaimed Nebraska's Official Fourth of July City” by Governor James Exon in proclamation. Seward is a town of 6,000 but swells to 40,000+ during the July 4 celebrations.[23]
  • Since 1912, the Rebild Society, a Danish-American friendship organization, has held a July 4 weekend festival that serves as a homecoming for Danish-Americans in theRebild municipality of Denmark.[24]

Wishing ALL A Safe and Happy Fourth of July


AZ Senator John McCain Actions and Statements-Press Releases

McCain to report raising $1.4M  in 2nd quarter
Sen. John McCain this month will report raising $1.4 million in April, May and June and his 2016 re-election campaign had $4.5 million on hand as of Tuesday, his campaign told The Arizona Republic on Thursday.
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Interior Director Sally Jewell this week urging the agency to address problems with managing the exploding burro herd population in Mohave County, which are damaging lands from over-grazing, harming other wildlife, and causing numerous car accidents in the area.
“The Interior Department’s mismanagement of the [Black Mountain Burro Herd Management Plan] has resulted in significant unintended consequences for Mohave County,” writes Senator McCain. “For example, burros have devastated the areas’ natural resources by over-grazing the land, which has subsequently harmed native wildlife like quail, rabbits, and doves. Furthermore, burros have migrated into residential neighborhoods in search of food, posing a significant public safety hazard to the community. In just over two years’ time, the burros have been responsible for 24 car accidents in Bullhead City, Arizona… I strongly believe that any update to the Black Mountain HMA must address public safety and natural resources concerns.”The signed letter is here
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on new aerial footage released by the Ukrainian volunteer regiment Dnipro-1 showing a Russian military camp in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine:
“Two weeks ago, I traveled to eastern Ukraine and visited with the Dnipro-1 volunteer regiment, where I was shown and briefed on new video footage captured by a Ukrainian drone, which shows Russia’s continued buildup of tanks, armored vehicles, rocket launchers, and military personnel inside Ukraine. This new evidence, now public, further demonstrates that the ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine is fSenator McCain detailed his recent trip to eastern Ukraine in an op-ed published by The Washington Post last weekendiction, and that Russia is deepening its military involvement in Ukraine.
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement today on nuclear negotiations with Iran:
“Yesterday, an unnamed senior administration official told reporters that the United States would not insist upon access to Iranian military sites in nuclear negotiations with Iran ‘because the United States of America wouldn't allow anybody to get into every military site, so that's not appropriate.’

“With the Iranian nuclear negotiations in a critical phase, this statement should alarm us all. There is no place in this negotiation for moral equivalence. That thinking was wrong in the Cold War, and it is wrong today. Iran is not like any other nation, least of all the United States. Iran has a proven record of cheating on its nuclear program. And it continues to be the leading state sponsor or terrorism while expanding its malign activities in the Middle East, as evidenced in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. Iran must be held to different, more rigorous standards.
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today sent a letter to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) urging them to consider policies that would address community concerns about recent flight path changes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and airports across the country. In the letter, the Senators ask that as the Committee drafts legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), it would explore policies to ensure that those affected by recent flight path changes have the opportunity to engage in the process with the FAA before changes, like those made in Phoenix, go into effect.
“These flight path changes [at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport] have acutely impacted residents around the airport who assert that they have experienced an intolerable increase in flight noise due to a dramatic increase in the number of overhead flights,” write Senators McCain and Flake. “We have heard the first-hand accounts of the impact the flight noise is having on the daily lives of residents unlucky enough to find themselves under these new paths, and we share the frustration they feel for not being afforded an opportunity to have their voices heard and their interests considered prior to the implementation of these changes…As your Committee turns its attention to FAA reauthorization legislation in the coming weeks…[i]t is imperative that these discussions include proposals that would allow affected communities the opportunity to engage substantively in the process with the FAA before changes, like those last September in Phoenix, go into effect.”The signed letter is here and the text of the letter is below.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015


In an e-mail to supporters Webb throws hat in the ring.
After many months of thought, deliberation and discussion, I have decided to seek the office of the Presidency of the United States.
I understand the odds, particularly in today’s political climate where fair debate is so often drowned out by huge sums of money. I know that more than one candidate in this process intends to raise at least a billion dollars – some estimates run as high as two billion dollars – in direct and indirect financial support. Highly paid political consultants are working to shape the “messaging” of every major candidate.
But our country needs a fresh approach to solving the problems that confront us and too often unnecessarily divide us. We need to shake the hold of these shadow elites on our political process. Our elected officials need to get back to the basics of good governance and to remember that their principal obligations are to protect our national interests abroad and to ensure a level playing field here at home, especially for those who otherwise have no voice in the corridors of power. And at the same time our fellow Americans need proven, experienced leadership that can be trusted to move us forward from a new President’s first days in office.I believe I can offer both.More

Public Servant. Warrior. Author. Film-Maker.

Jim Webb, former Senator from Virginia, has been a combat Marine, a counsel in the Congress, an assistant secretary of defense and Secretary of the Navy, an Emmy-award winning journalist, a film-maker, and the author of ten books.
Jim is descended principally from the Scots-Irish settlers who came to this country from Northern Ireland in the 18th century and became pioneers in the Virginia mountains. Through the 1800′s and early 1900′s, his ancestors moved steadily west and south from Virginia, most often to settlements in North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas and Missouri. In the mid-1900′s many members of the family joined the westward migration to California, and the family is now scattered throughout the continental United States.

Rick Perry Economic and Job Creation Plan-Video/Text

2016 Republican presidential candidate former Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) detailed his economic plan at a National Press Club luncheon address.