Bay Buchanan On Reaganomics: Wednesday 6:30pm at UVA

Come hear Bay Buchanan speak on Reaganomics in Gibson Hall Rm. 211 on Wednesday, November 30th at 6:30 pm. Appointed at the age of 32 by President Ronald Reagan, Bay was the youngest person to serve as Treasurer of the United States. She served from 1981 to 1983 and then was appointed Chairwoman of the President’s Commission on Women Business Owners. She managed all three of her brother Pat Buchanan’s campaigns for President of the United States. In addition, she was a senior advisor to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election.

Bay is an extremely strong speaker and you won’t want to miss her post-election discussion!

This event is kindly sponsored by The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.
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6:30pm Room 211 Gibson Hall, UVA
Gibson Hall is located off of Jefferson Park Avenue.
Free Parking is available behind Gibson Hall off Brandon Ave.

Miami pours onto streets to celebrate Fidel Castro’s Death

Nov. 26, 2016, MiamiHerald.com

“I don’t think we’ve made any arrests and don’t expect to have any violence due to this long awaited day,” said Miami Police Officer Rene Pimentel.

Pimentel, a Cuban-American whose family tried for 15 years to leave the island, said he awoke early Saturday to text messages alerting him of Castro’s death — news he was eager to share with his father, who moved the family out of Cuba on Sept. 29, 1975.

“It was a great feeling to wake my dad and tell him that the day so many of us had been waiting for was finally here,” he said. “Fifteen long years to get to this great country.”  Read more here:

Mass Murderer Dies In Cuba

Nov. 26, 2016 Miami Herald.com   This is a moment to celebrate the prospect of a future without Fidel Castro. He should be remembered as the cynical dictator who nearly destroyed Cuba for the gratification of his own ego. Building a free, open and prosperous democracy would be the Cuban people’s greatest, most satisfying payback.

The totalitarian dictator is dead. May his police state and inhumanity be buried along with him.

First came the summary executions of those who supported the Fulgencio Batista regime that Castro overthrew — and later of counter-revolutionaries, many of whom had fought against Batista at Castro’s side. Castro’s firing squads executed upwards of 18,000 Cubans. Others were sent to unendurably wretched prisons to serve 20-plus years.

This laid the groundwork for the regime’s machinery of repression. Its diabolical aim: to instill absolute obedience through fear. Gays, Jehovah’s Witnesses, outspoken Catholics and those deemed anti-social for disagreeing with Castro doctrine were sent to labor camps for “reeducation.’’  Read more here:

 

Steve Bannon in the Wall Street Journal

From interview in the Wall Street Journal Nov. 19, 2016 By Kimberly Strassel    Full Interview Here

“I never went on TV one time during the campaign. Not once. You know why? Because politics is war. General Sherman would never have gone on TV to tell everyone his plans. I’d never tip my hand to the other side. And right now we’ve got work to do.”


“How can you take anything seriously from a media apparatus—paid the amount of money you people are paid—that systematically missed something that was so obvious, that missed Brexit, that missed the Trump revolution? You’d have thought they’d have learned their lesson on November 8.”

Slight pause. “They clearly haven’t.”


“Breitbart is the most pro-Israel site in the United States of America. I have Breitbart Jerusalem, which I have Aaron Klein run with about 10 reporters there. We’ve been leaders in stopping this BDS movement”—meaning boycott, divestment and sanctions—“in the United States; we’re a leader in the reporting of young Jewish students being harassed on American campuses; we’ve been a leader on reporting on the terrible plight of the Jews in Europe.” He adds that given his many Jewish partners and writers, “guys like Joel Pollak, these claims of anti-Semitism just aren’t serious. It’s a joke.”


 

The Electoral College Is Anything But Outdated

Nov. 15, 2016 wsj.com   “The Electoral College helps establish the ground upon which the American people must talk with each other, while ensuring that they are not ruled as colonies from a bunch of blue capitals, nor from a bunch of red ones.”  Read full article here

Larry P Arrn, president of Hillsdale College.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-electoral-college-is-anything-but-outdated-1479168669

 

 

Anti-Trump Hysteria Turns Colleges Into Kindergarten

USA Today Nov 14, 2016    ‘Tolerant’ educators exile Trump voters from campus

With puppies, Play-doh and coloring books, safe spaces and therapy sessions turn universities into a joke.

One of the more amusing bits of fallout from last week’s election has been the safe-space response of many colleges and universities to the election of the “wrong” candidate. But on closer examination, this response isn’t really amusing. In fact, it’s downright mean.

Trump’s substantial victory, when most progressives expected a Hillary landslide, came as a shock to many. That shock seems to have been multiplied in academe, where few people seem to know any Trump supporters — or, at least, any Trump supporters who’ll admit to it.

The response to the shock has been to turn campuses into kindergarten. The University of Michigan Law School announced a ”post-election self-care” event with “food and play,” including “coloring sheets, play dough [sic], positive card-making, Legos and bubbles with your fellow law students.” (Embarrassed by the attention, UM Law scrubbed the announcement from its website, perhaps concerned that people would wonder if its graduates would require Legos and bubbles in the event of stressful litigation.)

Stanford emailed its students and faculty that psychological counseling was available for those experiencing “uncertainty, anger, anxiety and/or fear” following the election. So did the University of Michigan’s Flint campus.

Meanwhile, even the Ivy League wasn’t immune, with Penn (Trump’s alma mater) creating a post-election safe

space with puppies and coloring books:

Student Daniel Tancredi reported that the people who attended were “fearful” about the results of the election.

“For the most part, students just hung out and ate snacks and made small talk,” Tancredi told The College Fix. “Of course, that was in addition to coloring and playing with the animals.”

At Cornell, meanwhile, students held a “Cry-in.”

As the event took place, students — roughly 20 or so, according to the Sun’s video — wrote their reactions and emotions on poster boards with colored markers, or with chalk on the ground. A chilly day on the Ithaca campus, at one point the demonstrators huddled together as what appeared to be a barista brought them warm drinks. Several adults, most likely professors, stood around the group. The event appeared to take on the atmosphere of a funeral wake.

Yale had a ”group scream.”

At Tufts, the university offered arts and crafts, while the University of Kansas reminded students that there were plenty of “therapy dogs” available.  At other schools, exams were cancelled and professors expressed their sympathy to traumatized students.

It’s easy to mock this as juvenile silliness — because, well, it is juvenile silliness of the sort documented in Frank Furedi’s What Happened To The University? But that’s not all it is. It’s also exactly what these schools purport to abhor:  An effort to marginalize and silence part of the university community.

In an email to students, the University of Michigan’s President, Mark Schlissel, wrote: “Our responsibility is to remain committed to education, discovery and intellectual honesty — and to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are at our best when we come together to engage respectfully across our ideological differences; to support ALL who feel marginalized, threatened or unwelcome; and to pursue knowledge and understanding.”

But when you treat an election in which the “wrong” candidate wins as a traumatic event on a par with the 9/11 attacks, calling for counseling and safe spaces, you’re implicitly saying that everyone who supported that “wrong” candidate is, well, unsafe. Despite the talk about diversity and inclusion, this is really sending the signal that people who supported Trump — and Trump carried the state of Michigan, so there are probably quite a few on campus — aren’t really included in acceptable campus culture. It’s not promoting diversity, it’s enforcing uniformity. It’s not promoting inclusion, it’s practicing exclusion.  And, though it pretends to be about nurturing, it’s actually about being mean to those who don’t fall in the nurtured class. Schlissel says he wants the University of Michigan to be “a welcoming place for all members of society,” but how welcome can students who backed Trump feel in the wake of this performance?

A viral (and profane) YouTube rant by Jonathan Pie points out that this sort of fear and “othering” of political opponents is why Trump won, and why Democrats were shocked by his victory.  Pie’s right to tell people that they should engage in discussion rather than dismissal of people they disagree with, and colleges and universities should listen to him.

If, that is, it’s not too triggering.

Glenn Harlan Reynolds, a University of Tennessee law professor and the author of The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself, is a member of USA TODAY’s Board of Contributors.

 

 

Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter

o-tru-102316-contractv02What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. It is a contract between myself and the American voter — and begins with restoring honesty and accountability, and bringing change to Washington.    DOWNLOAD HERE

Six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC:
FIRST, propose a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress.
SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce the federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health).
THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated.
FOURTH, a five-year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service.
FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.
SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.

Seven actions to protect American  workers:
FIRST, I will  announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under  Article 2205.
SECOND, I will  announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
THIRD, I will direct the Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator.
FOURTH, I will  direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those  abuses immediately.
FIFTH, I will  lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’  worth of job-producing American energy  reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.
SIXTH, lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow  vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move  forward.
SEVENTH, cancel  billions in payments to U.N. climate change  programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure.

Five actions to restore security and the constitutional rule of law:
FIRST, cancel  every  unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama.
SECOND, begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges  on my list, who  will uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution
THIRD, cancel  all federal funding to sanctuary cities.
FOURTH, begin removing the more  than two million criminal illegal  immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them  back.
FIFTH, suspend  immigration from  terror-prone regions where  vetting cannot safely occur.  All vetting of people coming into our country will be considered “extreme vetting.”

I will  work with Congress to introduce the following broader legislative measures and fight for their  passage  within the first 100 days of my Administration:

Middle Class Tax Relief and Simplification Act
An economic plan designed  to grow  the economy 4% per year and create at least 25 million new jobs through massive tax reduction and simplification, in combination with trade reform, regulatory relief  and lifting the restrictions on American energy. The largest tax reductions are for the middle class. A middle-class family with two children will get a 35% tax cut. The current number  of brackets will be reduced from seven to three,  and tax forms will likewise be greatly simplified. The business  rate will  be lowered from 35% to 15%, and the trillions of dollars of American corporate money overseas  can now  be brought back  at a 10% rate.

End the Offshoring  Act
Establishes tariffs to discourage companies from laying off their  workers in order to relocate in other countries and ship their  products back  to the U.S. tax-free.

American  Energy and Infrastructure Act
Leverages public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives, to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over ten years. It is revenue neutral.

School Choice and Education Opportunity Act
Redirects education dollars to give parents the right to send their  kid to the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home  school of their  choice.  Ends Common Core and brings education supervision to local communities. It expands vocational and technical education, and makes two- and four- year college more  affordable.

Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act
Fully repeals  Obamacare and replaces it with Health  Savings Accounts, the ability to purchase health  insurance across state lines and lets states manage Medicaid funds. Reforms will also include cutting the red tape  at the FDA: there  are over 4,000 drugs  awaiting approval, and we especially want to speed the approval of life-saving medications.

Affordable Childcare  and Eldercare  Act
Allows Americans to deduct childcare and eldercare from their  taxes, incentivizes employers to provide on-site childcare services  and creates tax-free dependent care savings  accounts for both young and elderly dependents, with matching contributions for low-income families.

End Illegal  Immigration Act
Fully-funds the construction of a wall on our southern border with the full understanding that the country of Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such wall; establishes a two-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the U.S. after a previous deportation, and a five-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering for those with felony convictions, multiple misdemeanor convictions or two or more  prior deportations; also reforms visa rules to enhance  penalties for overstaying and to ensure open  jobs are offered to American workers first.

Restoring Community Safety Act
Reduces  surging crime,  drugs  and violence by creating a task force on violent crime  and increasing funding for programs that train and assist local police; increases resources for federal law enforcement agencies  and federal prosecutors to dismantle criminal gangs  and put  violent offenders behind bars.

Restoring National  Security Act Rebuilds our military by eliminating the defense  sequester and expanding military investment; provides veterans with the ability to receive public VA treatment or attend the private doctor of their  choice; protects our vital infrastructure from  cyber-attack; establishes new screening procedures for immigration to ensure  those  who  are admitted to our country support our people  and our values.

Clean Up Corruption in Washington Act
Enacts new ethics  reforms to drain  the swamp and reduce the corrupting influence of special  interests on our politics.

President Elect Donald J Trump – Making America Great Again

Donald J. Trump        www.greatagain.gov

Donald J. Trump is the very definition of an American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence for real estate, sports and entertainment.  In New York City and around the world, the Trump signature is synonymous with the most prestigious addresses in the world.

Mr. Trump was born in Queens, New York, and is married to Melania Trump and father to Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, and Barron.  He is a proud grandfather of seven.

A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, and an accomplished author – having authored over fifteen bestsellers, Mr. Trump has devoted his life to growing a company and expanding prosperity for his family and the tens of thousands of Americans he has employed.

Mr. Trump began his business career in an office he shared with this father in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York.  He worked with his father for five years during which time his father often stated, “some of my best deals were made by my son, Donald…everything he touches seems to turn to gold.”

The Trump organization owns some of the world’s top properties, including, among many others, the world-renowned Fifth Avenue skyscraper, Trump Tower, as well as Trump Parc, Trump Palace, Trump Plaza, the Trump World Tower, Trump Park Avenue, and, most recently, the transformation of the Old Post Office Building in Washington DC.  In addition to properties that occupy the Manhattan skyline, Mr. Trump owns many of the premier golf clubs around the world, some of which include Trump National Golf Club in Westchester, NY, Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles, CA, Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, FL, Trump National Doral Miami, and Turnberry Golf Club in Scotland.  Mr. Trump owns properties around the globe in locations such as Brazil, Canada, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Panama, Scotland, Ireland, and others.

Mr. Trump has been recognized for both his business accomplishments and his deep passion for the country. He has long been a devoted supporter of veterans’ causes, and has been honored by the Pentagon for his commitment to restoring the dignity of the New York City’s Veterans Day Parade after it had been neglected and poorly managed.

Mr. Trump entered the 2016 presidential campaign because he was deeply concerned about the direction of the country.  His motto has been to “Make America Great Again” by bringing jobs back to Americans through renegotiated trade deals and a reformed tax code, securing our borders and restoring the rule of law, repealing and replacing Obamacare, strengthening our military, caring for our veterans, and unifying Americans.  He believes that the United States of America is the greatest country in the world, and that the American people unified and working toward a common goal can restore our standing around the world as a beacon of freedom, strength and prosperity.