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To find the great leaders are, get on the granite

File photo of Former US President Abraham Lincoln statue at the Lincoln Memorial is seen in Washington, March 27, 2015. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron)

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TO FIND THE Great LEADERS ARE, GET ON THE GRANITE
If you are going to Hodgenville, Ky. pay their respects to the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, you will not find a historically accurate representation of the border live in Central Kentucky in 1809.

No re-enactors churning. No demonstrations on the nutritional value of buckwheat. No authentic fiddle performances.

Instead, you will confront an imposing neo-classical building at the top of a long set of marble steps, 56 of them, a life for each year of Lincoln’s. The building looks complete, instead of in the Kentucky hills, an hour South of Louisville – more like a mausoleum than a historical site.

And it is not a tomb of a certain kind. But inside are the remains of a body, but the remains of a house.

Here is the historian Jesse Ritner of the University of Texas: “The cabin in the interior of the monument is made of granite walls never the building of the Lincoln family. It was built in 1895 by the entrepreneur Alfred Dennett and his agent, James Bigham, and from tree trunks found in a log cabin near the sinking spring, where records indicate that Lincoln was born. In 1897, made-cabin-tour went to the country, where it was coordinated with other spare place of birth cabin, none other than Confederate President Jefferson Davis. As the caravan of the cabins continued, the United States, landed on Coney Island. There is, due to poor organization during shipping, the parts of the cabin was so mixed, they were simply together, create a single Lincoln Davis birthplace cabin.”

There’s something wonderfully American about the tangled history of the monument and what the National Park Service is now the “symbolic” birth cabin calls. It’s a little hucksterism, a little eccentricity, a little sentimentality and much of the hero worship.

What’s more, Americans could, after all, as the height of what is ordinary, completely commercial and of dubious origin to Olympic heights? It is also very suitable for Lincoln, who grew up with his cantankerous, calculating, ambitious young country, but ended in stone, an American demi-God.

But there is a problem with all the, granite and marble. What was levy’s intention is to also darken, the us of the interesting, useful story of the man in the center.

Given what passes for the history of education in America today, we would be happy, even if most Americans had the idea of using the marble model sculpted by Daniel Chester French at the Lincoln Memorial here in Washington to Lincoln, the eternal judge, in his search for a view down the Mall in the works of his successors, rendering its judgment, for eternity.

That at least gets to the extraordinary power of our most remarkable President. It also imparts his enormous contribution to the preservation of the union.

But what is made of marble and granite, such as ordinary and normal, Lincoln was hiding – he was just a child of the border. He was as we are and we are as he is. This is an encouraging thought, but also a challenge. When he was born, not cast in the heroic marble, but of flesh and blood, what should we expect of ourselves and our leaders?

On this 110th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth in Sinking spring in a small cabin, with leather hinges on the door, we would do well not to think, the granite buildings, but what is humble and even ruki behind you.

We need men and women of his same gifts of courage and character, and we find that it is carved out of a rock.

THE RULES: EQUAL TO
“The rights of property are committed into the same hands with the personal rights. Some attention should be paid to property in the choice of the hands.” – Alexander Hamilton or James Madison, Federalist No. 54

TIME-OUT: PIGEON WARFARE
Smithsonian: “In the Great war, pigeons proved to be indispensable in trench warfare. … After months of training, like a homing pigeon, the bird, the one day, known as ‘the Emperor‘ frontline service and began to fly, the news for Kaiser Wilhelm II‘s German troops in Northern France. In April 1917, just as the Kaiser and the German army, joined the United States in Germany declared the war. … During the fighting in October [1918], and American troops, German prisoners and equipment—including the pigeons. … When the war ended less than a month later, on 11. November 1918, the Kaiser remained limited to a dovecote with his captured colleagues, his fate is still undetermined. … In December, the Signal Corps decided to bring home a prestigious American pigeons, together with captured German birds for public relations and morale purposes. … Once in America, Emperor’s purpose was paraded with other prisoners birds, and for recruiting in 1919, before he was in the Signal Corps Pigeon Center in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average Approval:
39.8 Percent
The average of the rejection: 56%
Net Rating: -16.2 Points
Change from a week ago: no change
[Average, includes: CNN: 42% approve – 54% rejection; IBD: 39% approve – 57% oppose it; Quinnipiac University: 38% approve – 57% oppose it; the Monmouth University: 43% approve – 53% reject; Gallup: 37% approve – 59% disapprove.]

TRUMP ‘NOT SATISFIED’ WITH PARTY CROSS-BORDER SUPPLY
Fox News: “President Trump said on Tuesday he is “not happy” with the preliminary deal by congressional negotiators have worked to secure borders, as a Friday deadline to avert a second government shutdown. But while the President expressed his dissatisfaction with what has been agreed to by the legislature on Monday night, he said, adding that he believes it will be another shut down at the end. … A Committee in the negotiations about the new border security measures provisionally Monday agreed to dedicate this evening to Surpass the $1.4 billion boundary wall, far less than its $ 5.7 billion target. The emerging deal drops Democratic demands, in order to seriously limit arrests of immigrants illegally in the United States, The agreement also calls for the 55 miles of metal fins or other types of new fencing, as opposed to a concrete wall. The fencing would be constructed in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. The Pact includes money for other cross-border security measures, including enhanced screening at border entry points and customs officials. The large funding measure, which combines seven spending bills that would Finance them in a several Federal agencies through Sept. 30.”

And for the Dems? – WaPo: “house appropriations Committee Chairman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), was in Monday’s meeting, said they hope that the dealer would have a finished product by Wednesday. You said you ran the proposal by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and they are signed. “Some may be happy, some may not be satisfied,” said Lowey, and to assess, as well as the Democrats, the offer would receive, and said they hope the agreement will house the votes needed to pass the. “We did the best we could.'”

IOWA, DEMS PROPOSE A “VIRTUAL CAUCASUS” FOR 2020
Politico: “The Iowa Democratic party presented a proposal Monday that would be a big change, their President-parliamentary parties, allowing for the absentee ballot, by telephone on six different days by ‘virtual group meetings.’ The proposed amendment to the call from the Iowa Democratic party Chairman Troy price on Monday, which would allow Democrats, telephone in the absentee ballot, the assessment of their presidential preferences in a ranked-choice style. The virtual results are tabulated and divided according to constituency, and, finally, be added to the sessions in the final results of the live pedestrian street of the group. Previously, only those who attended physically, the Iowa Caucasus of their votes failed to register. … The proposed changes must still go before the state central committee and the Democratic National Committee and is part of a larger order, the group meetings more accessible. The Iowa Democratic precinct group meetings are planned for Feb. 3, 2020.”

Trump and Beto hold the head-to-head-El Paso-rallies – Texas-tribune: “President Donald Trump began his first big rally of the year the same way he sat during his successful 2016 offer: by unleashing a flood of criticism on the media to push back against allegations of collusion with Russia, and promising once more to end illegal immigration and build a wall on the southern border. Across the street, one of his potential 2020 rivals — the former Texas Congressman and El Paso native Beto O’rourke — instead of a competitive rally that attracted thousands of people. Standing under an American flag, flanked by red signs that read “finish the wall,” the President threw a lot of fresh red meat, the capacity to mass, which broke out at regular intervals under him with chants of ” build the wall!’ … As trump said, O’rourke led a March to a park just a few steps away from the Colosseum.”

The candidate shows the control for the Green New Deal, ‘Medicare for all” – Fox News: “Delaney‘s not your typical 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. With many of his rivals for the nomination to be running on the left side, the former Congressman from Maryland, is the spin-off of a moderate way, and taking aim at two of the top wish-list items for the progressive base — the Green New Deal, and “Medicare for all”. And he’s not the only one. While all of the other Senate Democrats running for President signed on to the Green New Deal, the possible presidential candidate and Ohio sen. Sherrod Brown defended his decision on Tuesday: “I don’t need to co-sponsor every bill, the others think that you need to have a co-sponsor to show that my progressive policy.” … [Delaney] took aim on the Green New Deal, the sweeping proposal aims to transform the economy of the country to combat climate change-while the adoption of a series of new health and social programs.

De Blasio heads to New Hampshire Friday – Politico: “New York City mayor Bill de Blasio makes moves on a possible run for President, to seek by town hall staff with national political experience, and preparing to travel to the early primary States, New Hampshire this week, several sources familiar with his plans told POLITICO. After visiting Harvard ‘ s Kennedy School, about his time as mayor, this Thursday, de Blasio will travel to the next morning in Nashua, N. H. There, he meets with mayor Jim Donchess and can chat with the locals at a diner, City Hall Communications Director Mike Casca confirmed. On Friday evening, de Blasio to Concord, where he will meet with the local organizers of the group Rights & Democracy, New Hampshire, which describes itself to meet as part of a ‘movement in the region, the influence of money in politics.'”

The presidential candidates push an emphasis on small-dollar donations – WaPo: “Although the democratic field for the 2020 election Form, the race for the small-donations-dollar has already begun, with about two dozen interested parties and declared candidates are scrambling to build online activities focuses heavily on individual supporters that can, in amounts as low as $5. Historically, this early low-dollar contributions were shown largely as a sign of grass-roots support and a note on potential voters. But that has changed in the last elections, as a small contributions to the coffers have filled, increasingly, by many of the candidates — providing the fuel that enables you a viable candidate.”

Gabby Giffords’ husband to run for McCain’s Senate seat – USA Today: “Retired astronaut Mark Kelly announced on Tuesday that he is running to finish the late Sen. John McCain‘s last term represents Arizona, which ends in 2022. Kelly is the husband of the former Republic of Gabby Giffords, who survived, is shot in the head in a 2011 mass shooting that left six dead in Tucson, Arizona. Since the attack, Giffords and Kelly, a prominent advocate for gun control. He is the first Democrat to enter the field before the year 2020, and is widely regarded as a formidable candidate, given his biography, and probably the ability to raise the millions of dollars needed to be on the GOP established candidate, Sen. Martha McSally. McSally, who previously served in the house, was appointed to the seat by Gov. Doug Ducey , after she narrowly lost her campaign for Arizona’s other Senate seat to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in the 2018 midterm elections. It is considered to be one of the most vulnerable Republican senators heading into the year 2020 run.”

MCCONNELL: THE SENATE, THE VOTE ON THE ‘GREEN NEW DEAL’
National Review: “majority Leader Mitch McConnell, announced on Tuesday that the Senate vote on the ‘Green New Deal’, resolution, last week, presented by a coalition of progressive lawmakers vowed to completely deleting greenhouse gas emissions within the next ten years, while at the same time, the creation of millions of jobs in a government-subsidized green energy industry. “I have noticed, with great interest, the Green New Deal. And we are the vote in the Senate. To go to give everyone a Chance to record and see how you feel about the Green New Deal,’ McConnell said at a Monday press conference.”

This comes after Ocasio-Cortez is trying to pull back information about the deal – WaPo: “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is pushing for a debate on the contents of your Green New Deal resolution, after its staff distributed a faulty leaflet in relation to the proposal… These pages contain language and policy is not included in the resolution itself, such as the economic security to those that ‘work-shy’ and the exclusion of nuclear power as a part of the solution to the climate crisis. … ‘An early draft of a FAQ that was clearly unfinished and not the GND-resolution was posted on the website incorrectly,’ Saikat Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez-chief of staff, wrote on Twitter on Saturday, two days after the document release. … The incident underlines the power and the danger of the first-term legislator the power within the party…”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Rep. Ilhan Omar not to lose Committee assignments, according to the anti-Semitic remarks – appeal

Senate Intel Committee finds no evidence of conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia – NBC News

Rand Paul , however, agree with Trump’s AG pick William Barr – Politico

AUDIBLE: TUBULAR
“If [Beto O’ Rourke‘s] a bong-tour through the southwest of America, it is a little less encouraging primaries voters.” – Jeff Roe, a former chief strategist for Sen. Ted Cruz, to discuss Beto the processing of the President of Trump’s visit in El Paso with Politico.
 
FROM THE STANDS
“‘. . distractedness and surficiality’? This is a typo for ‘shallowness’, or is that a word? If it comes from ‘surface’, I think it is more or less a Synonym, but I’ve never seen the word before. As I said, I don’t know how the role of the nitpickers; your column is always written fresh and good. And it doesn’t hurt to learn something new, even in the autumn of my life.” – David S. Taylor, Springfield, Va.

[Ed. Note: you are to change the references here to the very smart piece from the Paris Review about the way our culture of distraction, as we read. “Surficiality” is in fact a word, and it is, in fact, on the surface level of things. “Superficial” is an older word directly to English from the Latin “superficialis.” If you want to get really crazy, you can surface your root “”, which was accepted long, long time ago, as standard English. But then you started over again because where we are “super” for top and “ficies” aspect. “Surface” is a newer word, come to us in about 1600, according to Webster’s, from the Middle French, which was then the Latin “super modified” in “sur.” Not surprisingly, the “surface” beat “the surface.” But, “superficial” is far more common than “superficial.” They ultimately have the same origin and mean basically the same thing. But to try if I was to make you feel a distinction between the two for the modern use, it would be that “superficial” more obviously refers to the actual surface of things, while “superficial” has a more abstract sense the superficiality. The latter carries more judgment, at least for my ear.]

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DUUUUUUUUUDE…
KTRK: “the police says that someone who went to an abandoned house in the South-East of Houston, to smoke marijuana, ended up to discover a tiger in it. Houston Police Department Major offenders, the animal husbandry animal cruelty unit arrived on the scene and found a 350-pound tiger on the inside. The cage is not kept, that the animal was enclosed large enough or stable enough for a creature of this size. While the home was abandoned, several packages of meat were found with the animal. “A concerned citizen called 311. They were trying to smoke in this house, marijuana. We asked you whether you saw under the effect of the medication, or you are actually a tiger. She saw a tiger in this building, in this empty house, that’s obviously been abandoned for some time,” said Sgt. Jason Alderete, the HPD Major offenders, animal husbandry, animal abuse unit.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“By conventional measures — attitude, logic, command of the facts — [Hillary Clinton] won the debate handily. But if it does apply to moving the needle, conventional measures for this year. What, however, do not move the needle is the debate itself, but the time-bomb Trump left behind.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the Washington Post on Sept. 29, 2016.

Chris Stirewalt , the politics editor for Fox News. Brianna McClelland contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? You can register here.

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