Sunday, October 13, 2019

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8/12/1939 Oconomowoc Wisconsin Wizard of Oz first showing

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8/12/1939 Oconomowoc Wisconsin Wizard of Oz first showing

Did Oconomowoc really host the world premiere of 'The Wizard of Oz'? Here's what we found.

The premiere was originally scheduled for Aug. 9, 1939, at Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, according to the catalog, citing the Aug. 1, 1939, Los Angeles Times and Aug. 2, 1939, Variety magazine. But that showing ended up being delayed.

An advertisement in the Aug. 10, 1939, Green Bay Press-Gazette says the film opened that day at the Orpheum Theatre, the catalog said.

Appleton and Oshkosh followed as two of the few cities selected to host Aug. 11 premiere releases, the catalog said, citing the Appleton Post-Crescent from Aug. 5, 1939.

Oconomowoc's Aug. 12 release at the Strand Theatre was called the 'world premier showing' in an MGM advertisement in a local newspaper, according to Bob Duffy, Oconomowoc's director of economic development.

There is even a commemorative plaque in the city that says Oconomowoc held the world premiere.

"What was billed as the official premiere" actually took place at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Aug. 15, the AFI catalog said.

In a 2009 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, John Fricke, a historian who has authored books about "The Wizard of Oz," said he thinks the first showings were in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Kenosha, both on Aug. 11, a day before Oconomowoc's.

The book "The Road to Oz: The Evolution, Creation, and Legacy of a Motion Picture Masterpiece" by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman states the movie showed in Green Bay on Aug. 10; Cape Cod, Kenosha, Oshkosh and Appleton on Aug. 11; Oconomowoc on Aug. 12; Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Escanaba, Michigan, Racine, Rhinelander and Sheboygan on Aug. 13; Chicago and Gaffney, South Carolina, on Aug. 14; and the West Coast premiere at Grauman's on Aug. 15.

The Turner Classic Movie's website still credits the world premiere to Oconomowoc, on Aug. 12, followed by showings in Hollywood on Aug. 15 and New York on Aug. 17.

The History Channel's "This Day in History" article on Aug. 12 said "The Wizard of Oz" received "its world premiere in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin" on that day in 1939 as well.

Adam Schiff has 2 aides who worked with whistleblower at White House

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff recruited two former National Security Council aides who worked alongside the CIA whistleblower at the NSC during the Obama and Trump administrations, the Washington Examiner has learned.

Abigail Grace, who worked at the NSC until 2018, was hired in February, while Sean Misko, an NSC aide until 2017, joined Schiff's committee staff in August, the same month the whistleblower submitted his complaint.

The whistleblower was an NSC official who worked with former Vice President Joe Biden and who has expertise in Ukraine, the Washington Examiner has reported.

A career CIA analyst with Ukraine expertise, the whistleblower aired his concerns about a phone conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to a House Intelligence Committee aide on Schiff’s staff. He had previously informed the CIA’s legal counsel's office.

Schiff initially denied he knew anything about the complaint before it was filed, stating on Sep. 17: “We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower. We would like to."

But it later emerged that a member of his staff had spoken to the whistleblower before his complaint was submitted on Aug. 12. The Washington Post concluded that Schiff "clearly made a statement that was false."

Grace, 36, was hired to help Schiff’s committee investigate the Trump White House. That month, Trump accused Schiff of "stealing people who work at White House." Grace worked at the NSC from 2016 to 2018 in U.S.-China relations and then briefly at the Center for a New American Security think tank, which was founded by two former senior Obama administration officials.

A Schiff aide commented in February: "We have hired staff for a variety of positions, including the committee's oversight work and its investigation. Although none of our staff has come directly from the White House, we have hired people with prior experience on the National Security Council staff for oversight of the agencies, and will continue to do so at our discretion." Schiff himself said, "If the president is worried about our hiring any former administration people, maybe he should work on being a better employer."

Misko, 37, worked in the Obama administration as a member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff under deputy chief of staff Jake Sullivan, who became Hillary Clinton's top foreign policy official during her 2016 presidential campaign. In 2015, Misko was the director for the Gulf states at the NSC, remaining there into the Trump administration’s first year.

A source familiar with Grace's work at the NSC told the Washington Examiner, “Abby Grace had access to executive privilege information, and she has a duty not to disclose that information. She is not authorized to reveal that information.”

The same source said that Misko had not been trusted by Trump appointees. "There were a few times where documents had been signed off for final editing before they go to the national security adviser for signature," the source said. "And he actually went in and made changes after those changes were already finished. So he basically tried to insert, without his boss' approval.

"There were meetings in which he protested very heavily, and next thing you know, there's an article in the paper about the contents of that meeting."

Misko often clashed with other NSC personnel at meetings, another source said. Both Grace and Misko were close to Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser from Feb. 2017 until May 2018.

Misko was a CNAS fellow in 2014. Misko's name surfaced in the Hillary Clinton email controversy when he worked in the State Department during the Obama administration.

In a Dec. 1, 2009, email released by Judicial Watch, Clinton adviser Huma Abedin sent classified information regarding foreign military contributions to the Afghanistan war effort to her private email account. That email originated with Misko, who wrote to Sullivan that he initially “accidentally” sent it on the “high side” (secure) but was sending the email again.

The intelligence committee did not respond to a request for comment.

Abigail Grace is a former Research Associate in the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for New American Security (CNAS). Her work focused on U.S. strategic competition with China, China’s foreign policy, U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy, and Chinese approaches to multilateralism.

Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Grace was a member of the National Security Council staff from 2016-2018. There, she contributed to the development and operationalization of the competitive approach to U.S.-China relations, the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy, and the international campaign to maximize pressure on North Korea.

A frequent commentator to the media on Asian security issues, Ms. Grace’s commentary and analysis has appeared in several media outlets, including: The Washington Post, The New Yorker,, BBC Radio, USA Today, PBS, US News & World Report, Foreign Policy, Axios, Vox News, among others. Her writings have been featured in Foreign Policy, The Straits Times, The National Interest, China Brief, Global Security Review, Cornell International Affairs Review and the Ohio State Journal for Politics and International Affairs.

Ms. Grace received her B.S.F.S. degree with honors in International Politics and a certificate in Asian Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Sean Misko is a Member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff.  In addition to leading the Staff’s work on long-term strategy and priorities, he advises the Secretary of State on South Asia and the Middle East.  From 2009-2012, Mr. Misko served as Special Advisor to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP), where he coordinated negotiation of the U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership Agreement and was involved in efforts to facilitate a settlement of the Afghanistan conflict.

Prior to joining Amb. Richard Holbrooke’s SRAP team, Mr. Misko worked as a policy advisor to U.S. Central Command.  He also served as a special assistant in the Office of Management and Budget’s National Security Division, Presidential Management Fellow in the State Department’s Office of Iranian Affairs, and briefly as a Roberts Intelligence Fellow and political analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency.

Mr. Misko holds a Master of Public Policy in International Security and Political Economy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Politics and Media Studies from Penn State University, which recognized him in 2012 with its Alumni Achievement Award.  He was a 2011 Manfred W├Ârner Fellow and recognized by the German Marshall Fund in 2013 as a Young Strategist.

Fox News Impeachment Poll and Braun Research

Traitor RINO Paul Ryan used Braun Research for his FAKE FOX News impeachment poll!

The company that did this poll is Braun Research. Owned by progressive activists.

Amanda Braun is a lesbian, and an LGBTQ activist.

Amanda Danielle Braun and Elizabeth Anne Shirey were married June 16. Rabbi Laurie E. Green officiated at the Mill at Fine Creek, an events space in Powhatan, Va.

Ms. Braun (left), 28, is the deputy organizing director and training director in the Richmond, Va., chapter of For Our Future, a political action committee that supports progressive issues and candidates. In 2016, she was a regional organizing director, in Reading, Pa., for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. She graduated from Wellesley College. [New York Times]

She is the daughter of Carole S. Braun and Paul A. Braun of Princeton, N.J. The bride’s father is the president of Braun Research, a marketing and public research firm in Princeton. Her mother is a teacher’s aide at Littlebrook Elementary School in Princeton, and is the wardrobe manager for the Princeton Festival, a seasonal opera festival in Princeton.

Ms. Shirey, 30, is a captain in the Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps at Fort Lee, Va., prosecuting soldiers accused of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice. She also graduated from Wellesley, and received a law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

She is a daughter of Marilyn E. Shirey and John F. Shirey of Sacramento, Calif. Her mother was until 2003 an instructional assistant, working with children in special education and Title I programs, at Kilgour Elementary School in Cincinnati. Her father retired as the city manager of Sacramento, Calif., and is now a senior adviser at Hermocillo-Azevedo Strategic Communications, a crisis and policy communications firm in Sacramento. He is also the chairman of the Natomas Basin Conservancy and a director of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, both in Sacramento.

In 2013, the couple met in Washington at a happy hour for LGBT alumnae of the Seven Sisters colleges.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

La Jolla Doctor Wins State OK to Circulate ‘Recall Gov. Newsom’ Petitions #Recall #Newsom #CA

Sep 30, 2019 | News

By Ken Stone, Times of San Diego

La Jolla physician James Veltmeyer got good news Friday. The state Secretary of State’s Office gave him the green light to circulate petitions to seek the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The bad news? Palm Springs author and speaker Erin Cruz beat Veltmeyer to the punch. On Sept. 7, the state OK’d her own campaign seeking to oust the Democratic governor.
As a result, both Republicans have 160 days to secure nearly 1.5 million valid signatures of California voters. Each.

Cruz told One America News that “we hope to send a love letter to Gavin Newsom on Valentine’s Day,” since her deadline is Feb. 13, 2020. Veltmeyer has until March 5 — two days after the statewide presidential primary.

But their efforts remain long shots. And petition drives can’t be combined.

Moreover, the California Republican Party isn’t endorsing either recall drive.

Bryan Watkins, the party’s field and political director, told Times of San Diego in a statement Monday: “We are aware and monitoring the efforts to qualify a recall of the governor. The party has not officially taken a position on these efforts as it has not been voted on by our membership, but we believe wholeheartedly that Gov. Newsom’s governorship has failed the people of California.”

Still, he said the state GOP will be relentless in highlighting what he calls the shortfalls of Newsom’s time in the Governor’s office.

“Gov. Newsom and the Democrats in Sacramento have failed the people of California by ignoring skyrocketing cost of living, homelessness epidemic and failing schools in our state,” he said. “In short, we need new leadership to address these issues.”

Watkins also says he’s unaware of either recall drive seeking state party backing.

Besides last November’s decisive victory by Newsom over Rancho Santa Fe businessman John Cox, another sign of the long odds is the cost involved.

San Diego political strategist Ron Nehring, a former state GOP chairman, noted the expense.

“A recall effort is a very challenging project requiring enormous sums of money and the gathering of a massive number of signatures within a strict time window,” Nehring said Monday. “I’m not aware of either of these efforts having those resources at this time.”

Nehring noted that Darrell Issa spent millions of dollars to fund the successful 2003 recall of Democratic Gov. Gray Davis.

“That kind of funding is necessary just to qualify a recall for the ballot, and while well-intentioned, I don’t see the organizers are there yet,” he said via email.

Nehring is sympathetic to recall proponents’ motivations, however.

“The organizers are certainly correct that California needs a new and better governor,” he said. “Gavin Newsom is keeping taxes high, signing bills that further restrict economic opportunity, and lacks the ability to make serious progress on housing and homelessness.”

Recall proponent Cruz didn’t respond to requests for comment. But she’s on the record as saying she wouldn’t run for governor on the same ballot a recall question is posed.

Veltmeyer spokesman Andrew Russo says the drives will proceed on different tracks.

“We are not coordinating with Erin Cruz,” Veltmeyer said. “We considered joining her at first but once we saw her petition, we realized that it was useless for professional, paid signature-gathering and the 8.5 x 14 format would result in many being invalidated because people would print them on letter-size paper.”

Russo says voters can sign both petitions, and the Veltmeyer campaign encourages this.

“But these are two separate recalls and two separate petitions,” he said. “The signatures can not be combined or pooled in any way. We believe ours has the best chance for success as we have our petitions formatted three different ways, based on how they will be used (by people at home, volunteers, or paid circulators).”

Veltmeyer plans on marketing and circulating petitions online and via email and social media, volunteers and organizations, and paid signature gatherers, Russo said, and “we continue to raise money in small donations from hundreds of donors throughout the state.”

“We will be advertising and marketing primarily through Facebook and other social media platforms as well as e-mail and probably events until we have raised sufficient funds for direct mail and the more costly forms of paid advertising.”

His campaign has produced two videos.

On Monday, Russo said the Veltmeyer effort sent a proposal to Cruz last week at the request of her campaign manager.

“She did not respond to us directly, but just produced a couple of videos attacking us as ‘thugs’ using strong-arm tactics trying to bully her, etc.,” he said via email.

“However,” Russo concluded, “we will not denigrate the Cruz effort at all.”

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Ukraine loan talks with IMF 'stalled' over PrivatBank: central bank 10/11/19

Ukraine loan talks with IMF 'stalled' over PrivatBank: central bank

OCTOBER 11, 2019 / 11:11 AM / A DAY AGO

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Ukraine’s talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a new loan program have stalled because of the dispute between the state and a powerful tycoon over control of nationalized lender PrivatBank, the deputy central bank governor told Reuters.

Under new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the government has been negotiating a new IMF loan program to replace a $3.9 billion standby agreement that expires at the start of January.

Deputy Central Bank Governor Kateryna Rozhkova said in an interview during a trip to the Netherlands this week that the total amount of the IMF program and other international sources could be between $5 billion and $8 billion.

But Kiev must first resolve a dispute with Ihor Kolomoisky, one of Ukraine’s most powerful businessmen, who is fighting to reverse an IMF-backed decision in 2016 to nationalize PrivatBank, Ukraine’s largest lender.

Kolomoisky says the bank was nationalized on a false pretext and vehemently disputes the central bank’s assessment of PrivatBank’s financial state at the time the lender was taken into state hands.

“The discussions with the IMF for the next funding tranche are frozen, stalled because of the issue of PrivatBank,” Rozhkova said. “It is a red line for them, and for the international community.”

The PrivatBank issue “must be resolved, and not by any settlement with the former shareholders”.

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