Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Former Reagan advisor will sign new book at Arts Alive!

Peter Hannaford will be signing his new book during Arts Alive! on Saturday.
Hunter Cresswell/Times-Standard

“The book is quite interesting ... . It’s a very good overall picture of what life was like in the ’60s,” Peter Hannaford said of the new book he edited, “Washington Merry-Go-Round: The Drew Pearson Diaries, 1960-1969.”

“It really chronicles a very insider Washington perspective,” Eureka Books co-owner Scott Brown said. The store will host the event during Arts Alive! on Saturday from 6-9 p.m.
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CNN to unveil changes to criteria for next GOP debate

CNN has scheduled a phone call at 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday with the GOP presidential campaigns to discuss changes to the criteria determining which candidates will get to appear on main stage at the next debate later this month, The Washington Times has learned.

The call is the outgrowth of negotiations between CNN and the Republican National Committee, which sanctions the party’s debates, to address concerns raised by the GOP’s only female candidate, Carly Fiorina, that the original criteria wrongly has kept her form the stage even as she is rising in the polls.

Walker: 'The nation as a whole is not going to elect the next president, 12 states are'

President Obama is one senator away from clinching the Iran deal

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Humboldt Republican Women Welcome Guest Speaker Haider Ajina

Our first meeting after summer hiatus: September 17, 2015. Join Us For Lunch

11:30 a.m. Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 445 Herrick, Eureka
Lunch & Speaker ~ $14.50 (Tax and tip included)
Beverage & Speaker ~ $4.00 Payable to HRWF
THIS MONTH - Please RSVP to Annette 499-6310 by Friday September 11
Early RSVP lunch reservations are VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!

Guest speaker: Haider Ajina

Guest speaker: Haider Ajina

September 17 is Constitution Day and Citizenship Day and Haider Ajina has quite a story to tell on this important day. A sought-after speaker, he brings a unique - and often calming - perspective to the topic of the Middle East and Iraq. Around 2003 he began translating and disseminating articles from Iraq into English, to give us a better understanding of what it was like over there. Some of his pieces were featured in the now-defunct Eureka Reporter.

In a 2005 North Coast Journal article he said, "I compared that to what my dad was reading over there -- he went over in January or February of '04. I started asking him what the papers looked like over there, and they were identical. So I said, O.K. -- if I look at the PDF files of these newspapers, that's exactly what the Iraqis are reading. So I started translating those articles."

He was born in Baghdad, Iraq, to an Iraqi father and German Mother. His primary education was in Iraq and Germany and he finished high school and his first year of college in England.

Haider came to HSU to study Environmental Engineering in 1983. He married Claire in 1985 and they have 3 sons: Nyle, 29, Zaid, 27, Hadi, 25, and a daughter Alia, 18.

Prior to starting as a financial consultant with Smith Barney in 1992, Haider's occupation was exporting fresh produce to Europe. In 2009, he and his business partner, Mark Morgan, moved to Wells Fargo Advisors and formed Ajina & Morgan Financial Group, where he is now Vice President of Investments.

Haider is a Rotarian and Past President of The Rotary Club of Southwest Eureka, Past President of the Trinidad Chamber of Commerce, 10-Year Director of the Trinidad-to-Clam-Beach Run & Walk, co-founder and 7-year Director of the Tour of Trinidad (Bike Tour), co-founder and volunteer at The Humboldt Bay Paddlefest, and 5-Year Treasurer of the Humboldt State Alumni Association. He served on the boards of The Greater Trinidad Chamber of Commerce, Humboldt State Alumni Association, Rotary Club of SW Eureka, Eureka Big Brothers Big Sisters, as Treasurer for Humboldt Youth Soccer, and as Treasurer for Rotary District 5130 Youth Exchange.

His joys are being a father and husband, refereeing soccer, doing civic work, and giving talks about Islam and the Middle East, especially Iraq.

The Federalist: Smoking guns in latest Hillary e-mail release?

Did the latest release of Hillary Clinton server e-mails uncover a “smoking gun” proving a criminal violation of the law? Chuck Todd earlier said no, but The Federalist’s Sean Davis says yes indeedy. The smokiest of these “guns” is this e-mail, written by Hillary to Sidney Blumenthal in November 2009, redacted as classified almost in its entirety...

There are other classified e-mails in this tranche that originated with Hillary and went to other State Department officials. This e-mail is more notable because of its transmission outside of State’s personnel. Sid Blumenthal did not work in the Obama administration — Rahm Emanuel expressly forbid him to be hired anywhere in the federal government, especially State — and thus was out of the need-to-know loop, especially on top-level diplomatic talks. Where was Blumenthal working when this message (and others) went out? At the Clinton Foundation.

Yet here Hillary is, sending him updates on negotiations with Germany’s Angela Merkel and Tony Blair, which are obviously too sensitive to send out over an unauthorized and unsecure mode of transmission. On top of that, she’s sharing it with someone not cleared for this information even when properly transmitted....

Ninth Planned Parenthood video from pro-life CMP group; woman says fetus ‘just fell out’

FULL FOOTAGE: Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest Dr. Katharine Sheehan

FULL FOOTAGE: Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Vendor Advanced Bioscience Resources

MORE: The Center for Medical Progress YouTube Channel



Daily Beast's Kucinich: Yes, Hillary Clinton 'Really Is Coming For Your Guns'

Monday, August 31, 2015

The State Dept. is releasing some 7,000 new emails

Rand Paul’s sneak attack strategy

How Illegal Immigration Finally Turned Off the Public

If American emulated Mexican law, almost all illegal aliens would face immediate deportation if not prison sentences.

...It is alleged that Donald Trump is a demagogue who whips the ignorant up. Perhaps. But on matters of immigration he came late and often in antithesis to his own former positions. The truth is that the illegal-immigration lobby was its own worst enemy, its message couched in racism, illegality, untruth — and finally incoherence. People are tired of being called racists by racial chauvinists, of being dubbed insensitive by unfeeling opportunists, and of being called politically naive by political manipulators.

If there were not a Donald Trump, he would likely have had to have been invented.

Diana, Princess of Wales, died 18 years ago today. Long may you rest in peace