Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
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As a Cleveland Tea Party Patriot, I receive regular emails from Tea Party Patriots’ national office and also their PAC, Tea Party Patriot Citizen Fund. Today, the email from the Citizen Fund reported on Ted Cruz’s efforts to win support from evangelicals; Jeb Bush’s message on national security; and Rubio's plan to defeat ISIL [ISIS]. The section refers the reader to Senator Rubio’s plan, published on the Politico blog here.
I would also refer the reader to Ed Straker’s take on Sen. Rubio’s plan over at American Thinker here. Its title is “Marco Rubio wants to defeat ISIS by arming ISIS and fighting its enemies,” and here is an extract (Rubio's words appear in gray highlight):
Marco Rubio has a plan for defeating ISIS. . . .
As president, I would demand that Iraq’s Shiite-dominated government grant greater autonomy to Sunnis, and would provide direct military support to Sunnis and the Kurds if Baghdad fails to support them.
Guess who is currently supporting ISIS, lock, stock, and barrel: the Sunnis! Rubio would arm them directly.
Cutting off oxygen to ISIL also requires defeating Assad in Syria. I would declare no-fly zones to ground Assad’s air force and coalition-controlled “safe zones” in the country to stop his military
If Assad is defeated, can you guess who will move in and take over his territory? I'll give you a hint: the group's name begins with the letter "I."
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Marco Rubio is not a brilliant foreign policy strategist. . . . When Politico starts publishing his press releases, you know you're reading the words of an establishment Republican.
Cleveland Tea Party Patriots is nonpartisan and does not endorse or contribute to any candidate, but it does want to contribute to debates on major issues, in this case, a strategy to defeat ISIS.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015
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A meaningless bill to put some "safeguards"
into immigration background checks
Northeast Ohio Democrats Tim Ryan and Marcy Kaptur were among 47 Democrats who joined with the majority of House Republicans on Thursday to pass a controversial bill that would increase government background checks done before Syrian or Iraqi refugees are admitted to the United States.
All Ohio's Republicans backed the bill, which passed by a veto-proof vote of 289 to 137.
But the bill is toothless. From Conservative Treehouse:
refujihadis from crossing our borders.
UPDATE Nov-20 4:30 pm: Cleveland.com reports that
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson this week joined dozens of other mayors of major U.S. cities in affirming that Syrians seeking refuge from their war-torn homeland are welcome here.
"The City of Cleveland has always opened her arms to refugees, regardless of where they are from," Jackson wrote Wednesday in an emailed statement.
Jackson joins Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings -- who all said they would help resettle Syrian refugees in their cities, despite the recent wave of panic among politicians about the perceived connections between Syrians, the Islamic State and last week's terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people.
Mayors of 18 other cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago also signed a letter sent to President Barack Obama in September, pledging to work with the administration to help resettle Syrian refugees in their towns.
But like many of those mayors, Jackson's views on the issue depart from those of his state's governor.
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Monday, November 16, 2015
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Cleveland.com reports that Gov. Kasich went on record to refuse to admit Syrian refugees into Ohio, but over at neoneocon.com, we find that the 16 (and counting) governors who want to refuse admitting “refugees” probably can’t block the feds. Some refugees are already here, of course. Rush has a map here (scroll down a tad).
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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Tomorrow is Veterans Day. From cleveland.com:
Cleveland's Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, November 11, will be a salute to Vietnam veterans, stepping off at 9:30 a.m. in front of City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue.
Paul Tuggey, parade coordinator, said the salute is a way of making amends for the lack of recognition many Vietnam veterans encountered after coming home from the war.
"It was not a good time," Tuggey said. "This year is an opportunity to say thank you to those guys properly."
This year's choice for parade marshal reflects that era of military service, with local architect Anthony Paskevich Jr. filling that role.
Paskevich, a Marine helicopter pilot during the war in Vietnam, was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism during combat in 1969, an honor second only to the Medal of Honor.
Parade participants will assemble from 8:30-9:15 a.m. then march east on Lakeside Avenue to East Ninth Street, south to Superior Avenue, west to West Mall Drive, and north to Lakeside and City Hall.
For more details, parade map, and info, go here.
For a list of businesses offering free goods and services to vets, go here.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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All Election results are at Cleveland.com. Below are the results for the two Issues you've been reading about on this blog:
Issue 2, the Ohio constitutional anti-monopoly amendment, passed, allowing the Ohio Ballot Board to regulate future ballot measures dealing with monopolies. The votes:
Issue 3, to legalize marijuana, failed. The votes:
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