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2018_11 16 Snow by Deb Hill

PHOTO: Taken by a friend and posted on Facebook. This is what my neighborhood looked like when I walked Daisey today. So pretty!

FORMAT CHANGE: I noticed that WordPress puts no space between a video and the text that comes after, so I’m switching my explanatory text from before to after related graphics and videos in hopes the spacing will make more sense. Just so you know. Cuz I’m so sure all my Alert Readers really pay soooo much attention to these things! LOL

WELL CRAP: Pro-abortion Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has officially won Arizona’s open Senate seat. She won 49.7% of the vote; her pro-life GOP opponent, Martha McSally, won 48%. Sinema is an open bisexual; McSally is a retired Air Force colonel and the United States’ first female combat pilot.

SPILLING THE BEANS: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke truth when he explained that New York had to offer Amazon a generous incentive to come here, because of our high taxes. Cuomo: “It’s not a level playing field to begin with.” “All things being equal, if we do nothing, they’re going to Texas.”

Iowahawk tweeted: “What did we learn today kids? By giving away the farm to land Amazon, New York incentivized every business in New York to threaten leaving unless they get a farm of their own.”

My other favorite tweet: “Sometimes truth just inadvertently slips out of a politicians mouth when they aren’t looking.”

2018_11 15 Pelosi

BABYLON BEE: Pelosi predicted that the death toll from her being ousted as the Dems’ top congressperson would be “ten times larger” than the deaths that resulted from Trump’s election, the Republican tax cuts, and Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. “This will kill more people than global warming, the net neutrality repeal, and Republicanism combined,” she said gravely. “I will retain power at all costs in order to save us from this terrible fate—even if it kills Democrats’ chances at reinventing the party for good.”

2018_11 16 Avenatti by StiltonAVENATTI LIES: Yesterday, he tweeted, Contrary to @foxnews and others, I have always advocated for due process including with Judge Kavanaugh (we demanded a full and thorough investigation repeatedly). Any claim to the contrary is bogus. Many of these “pundits” don’t even know what legal due process is.

Best tweet reply: That’s interesting. Because during a CNN tape in September — one week *before* Julie Swetnick — you said Trump should “pull the nomination” and “move to the next nominee,” citing a lie detector test you acknowledged is “not admissible in a court of law.”

IMMIGRATION: THIS is how it’s done. Billy Idol became a U.S. citizen on Wednesday in Los Angeles, holding the American flag as he took the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance.

DEMOCRAT SCHMUCKS: On October 13, Tucker Carlson was out with two of his children and some friends. “Toward the end of the meal, my 19-year-old daughter went to the bathroom with a friend. On their way back through the bar, a middle aged man stopped my daughter and asked if she was sitting with Tucker Carlson,” he explained. “She answered, ‘That’s my dad,’ and pointed to me. The man responded, ‘Are you Tucker’s whore?’ He then called her a ‘f***ing c***.’” For the record, Carlson did NOT give this man what he so richly deserved, for which he deserves a medal.

Now, for the follow up. Mr. Abusive Potty Mouth who made Ms. Carlson cry has been identified as a (now former) member of the Board of Directors for the Women’s Initiative, a group that describes its mission as “empowering women in times of challenge and change.”

Tucker Carlson: “East Coast opinion columnists may routinely denigrate them, but Americans remain a caring, generous people. And sadly, some people take advantage of that. A year ago, Mark Damico and Kate McClure raised over $400,000 on Go Fund Me, allegedly to help Johnny Bobbit, a homeless man who had assisted them when they ran out of gas on the highway. Later, bobbit accused the couple of keeping the money for themselves. Now, authorities say the entire story was a hoax from the beginning, and all three individuals are facing charges.” Mark Steyn joins Tucker to discuss this and offer some good advice.

SORE LOSER: Move over, Hillary. Florida’s gubernatorial voting machine recount earned Andrew Gillum (D) exactly ONE new vote. Despite the fact that Ron DeSantis (R) is ahead by more than what is required to trigger a manual recount, but Gillum is refusing to concede. Apparently, D stands for Douche.

ALSO FLORIDA: The machine recount in Florida’s senate race has finished and Republican Rick Scott’s margin has increased by 865 votes to a 13,247 lead. However, the margin is less than 0.25%, so unless Democrat Bill Nelson concedes (which seems unlikely), a manual recount must be done.

PAIN: In Morocco there grows a cactus-like plant that’s so hot that it actually destroy nerve endings. It’s been tested successfully on dogs for pain relief and offers hope for some day being available for serious, non-opioid, pain relief in humans, particularly for joints and cancer.

Steve Martin is a punctuation cop just like me! LOL

Ow, my sides hurt from laughing! Stick with this video through the annoying little ad in the middle.

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Get A Clue, Homey

You black politicians are useful idiots who are expected to keep your racist minions on the democrat plantation and voting democrat without questions.They only put up with you while you obey without question. There is no room for you in the actual leadership of the party you shill for.

Clyburn: I Never Expected to Hear Dog Whistles Coming From Friends and Supporters of My Colleagues

“This whole notion that I’m some kind of, or was some kind of a token is a bunch of poppycock,” Clyburn told MSNBC host Craig Melvin. “You expect those things … to be used in these campaigns, and I expect to hear dog whistles in campaigns. I never expected to hear it coming from friends and supporters of my colleagues.”

Clyburn is the only African-American on the top Democratic leadership team.

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The Democrats’ Best Friends

Pete: Unbelievable … behave like a jackass,get an activist judge to defend you.

Judge Orders White House to Restore Jim Acosta’s WH Hard Press Pass – A Win for the Media Mob

A federal judge on Friday granted CNN’s request for a court order that would temporarily reinstate network correspondent Jim Acosta’s White House press pass, which had been suspended indefinitely in the wake of a fiery exchange between the reporter and President Donald Trump a week earlier.

The ruling from Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed by Trump, was the first victory for CNN in the ongoing case.

CtH: The way Dan Bongino wrote it up, I got a different impression.

Bongino noted that the judge decided that the White House had not given him due process in simply yanking his access without notice.

I kinda thought that meant that the WH can boot Jimbo the next time he acts like a butthead, provided they follow whatever “due process” is for yanking a reporter’s press pass.

I had hoped to post this graphic with “the judge rules with the WH”, but it’s too funny not to post anyway. And it could very well become valid again soon. I’m guessing Acosta is feeling way cocky about his “win” and will be even MORE obnoxious. I’d love to see the rest of the reporters turn on him. He’s not just rude to Trump. He’s rude to every other reporter in the room.

2018_11 16 Outside

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Comic Relief From The Bronx

Get ready for a two year sideshow by one of the most unqualified idiots ever to achieve office.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says people on Capitol Hill keep mistaking her for an intern

At 29 years old, U.S. Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be the youngest woman ever in Congress, but her first few days as an elected official have come with challenges — some of which have nothing to do with politics. As Capitol Hill holds orientation meetings this week, the incoming congresswoman said on Twitter that people keep mistaking her for an intern or someone’s spouse.

She revealed she can’t afford an apartment in D.C. until her congressional salary kicks in. The congressional neophyte has led a charge to push for a climate plan and even joined a protest outside the office of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is vying to be the next Speaker of the House.

CtH: Excuse me while I butt in on Pete’s post. I had this stuff for my Bits & Bytes, but I thought y’all would prefer it here.

Jarlsberg served up some excellent O-C snark today.

“Socialist Representative-elect Alexandria “Way Too Much Caffeine” Ocasio-Cortez is already dismayed with Washington because, during early orientation, people keep assuming that she’s just a young, clueless intern instead of a young, clueless member of Congress.

We’ve already heard from her own frighteningly toothy mouth that Cortez foolishly believed she would be “inaugurated” into her new job, and that she would suddenly have the power to sign bills into law. So perhaps she also assumed that she would have automatically received an aura of political power and authority which the rabble would be able to recognize from afar, no doubt shielding their eyes from the magnificent glare as they hastily knelt in her presence.

But nooOOooo. It turns out she just looks like any other ambitious, over-amped jerk in a city which was already crawling with them.

We sincerely look forward to her future crushing disappointments.

We’ve heard so many “dire” climate change predictions and NONE of them have come true. But Ryan Saavedra, a reporter from the Daily Wire, makes a cogent point.

2018_11 13 OC climate

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On The Sidewalks Of New York

Back in the 70s, Chicago was hit with a massive snowstorm, catching city officials and then-mayor Jane Byrne off guard. It eventually cost her her job and paved the way for the Windy City’s first (and only, so far) black mayor, Harold Washington.

Outrage after a few inches of snow brings NYC to a halt

A few inches of snow brought chaos and massive traffic to New York City roads on Thursday — prompting a storm of criticism for the city’s response to the wintry weather.

Traffic backed up for hours across New York as numerous streets went unplowed, but was especially bad in Upper Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island.

The snowstorm barreled into the city on Thursday afternoon, and ended up dropping some 6 inches on the city at Central Park after the forecast originally called for about 1 to 3 inches.

“Somebody dropped the ball. No way a few inches of slush should bring the greatest city in the world to its knees,” Democratic councilman Justin Brannan, of Brooklyn, wrote on Twitter.

Scott Stringer, the city comptroller and fellow Democrat, added: “The City clearly didn’t properly prepare for tonight’s snowstorm — it’s a mess.”

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On The Road To Ruin

Democrats set their sights on $15 minimum wage hike after winning the House

“On the legislation front, there will be a push to raise the minimum wage,” a Democratic House staffer told the Examiner.

After flipping at least 38 seats in midterm elections, Democrats have gained a large buffer in the House to make an agenda and advance legislation. The Senate remains in the hands of a GOP majority and will likely kill many of the proposals passed in the House.

While powerless to push through legislation without GOP support, a Democratic House can make it difficult for Trump to continue enacting his agenda. In the past, though, Trump has given signs that he would support an increase to the minimum wage, which might be enough to get Republicans to support some measure, but likely not to the full $15 an hour.

2018_11 16 MINIMUM WAGE Grocery clerks

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Put A Cork In it, Mooch!

Remember this: “For the first time in my life I’m proud of my country.”

Michelle Obama: ‘How Dare Someone Tell Me I Don’t Love My Country’

Obama, speaking in front of a large crowd at Chicago’s United Center, challenged anybody who called into question her love for the country.

“I’m finally claiming, my story is the quintessential American story. Yes, I’m black. Yes, I’m a woman and yes, I grew up working class and my parents didn’t get to finish college. How dare someone tell me I don’t love my country.”

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See Ya, Johnny!

There will soon be a new sheriff in town.

Ohio lawmakers pass pro-life ‘heartbeart’ bill AGAIN after Kasich veto!!

2018_11 07 Social Justice

Ohio has passed the “heartbeat” prolife bill again after Kasich vetoed it once already.
Ohio lawmakers on Thursday passed controversial legislation that aims to block women from getting an abortion after a fetal heartbeat has been detected.

The Columbus Dispatch reported that Thursday’s 58-35 vote marked the second consecutive session in which the House passed the bill. It passed the House and Senate in December 2016, but was vetoed by GOP Gov. John Kasich.

“The point is, it’s time. It doesn’t matter if the governor is with us or against us,” one of the bill’s sponsors, Rep. Christina Hagan (R), said. Governor-elect Mike DeWine (R) has said he would sign a so-called “heartbeat” bill, the paper notes.

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GRAMMY REPORT: Happy 37th birthday to Mama Buzz (today) and 9th birthday to Lil Buzz (yesterday). Dearest, Army Princess, and Grandbabygirl left around noon today to beat the blizzard. Daisey and I are tired. But what a great way to get tired, right? Dearest won’t be back until Tuesday morning, so we have lots of time to catch up on our rest.

2018_11 14 Poking the bear by Terrell

TODDLER JIM: A federal District Court Judge in D.C., Timothy Kelly, heard two hours of argument today on the motion for a temporary restraining order requested by CNN and Jim Acosta regarding his White House “hard pass.” He intends to announce his decision tomorrow. The tweets Legal Insurrection posted suggest Kelly was underwhelmed by CNN’s arguments.

TUCKER CARLSON: “Call CNN what you will. But don’t pretend they’re defenders of the First Amendment.” This interview with Victor Davis Hanson is well worth watching.

STORMY’S LAWYER: Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Stormy Daniels, has been arrested for domestic violence. Avenatti, who has publicly speculated about a presidential run in 2020, says he is “confident that I will be fully exonerated.” Wait, what? Aren’t we all supposed to #BelieveTheWoman these days? Back when Brett Kavanaugh was being slimed by baseless accusations against him, Michael Avenatti was perfectly fine with flipping due process the bird. But since landing in the hot seat himself, he’s had a change of heart.

2018_11 15 iowahawk tweet

BOMBARD BODY LANGUAGE: Michael Avenatti Speech Arrested Released on Bail

https://bombardsbodylanguage.com/2018/11/15/body-language-michael-avenatti-speech-arrested-released-on-bail/

2018_11 15 Baier tweet

CARAVAN INVASION: The Left says, “Don’t believe your eyes.” Denying reality is what they do. I am inclined to cite the Emperor’s New Clothes, but the idea of Nancy Pelosi in the buff is just too mind bleachy. I don’t understand AT ALL how “removing the border between the U.S. and Mexico” would work. Is Mexico going to cede sovereignty to us? Will Trump become their president too? If U.S. citizens decide to wander around Mexico without a visa or identification will they no longer be arrested? I’m thinking what they’re really talking about is not “no border between the U.S. and Mexico”, but a one-way border that protects Mexico’s sovereignty while totally eliminating ours.

CLASSY LEFTIST PROTESTERS: Ben Shapiro spoke at Ohio State this week and was protested, as usual. In case you had any doubts about the Left’s utter lack of anything good, just listen to what they were chanting.

#NEVERNANCY: Seventeen House Democrats have signed a letter vowing that they will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House. Unless Democrats “find” some more ballots, they will hold about 227 seats in the House next year, so if these 17 stick to their pledge, she could lack the necessary 218 votes needed to retake the gavel.

2018_11 14 Mia Love

GOP LEADERSHIP: House Republicans have selected Kevin McCarthy to be the Minority Leader, 159-43. Steve Scalise, who was shot on a baseball field last year, unanimously won re-election to the No. 2 spot as whip. Liz Cheney will be GOP conference chairman.

FINAL PUSH: House Republicans still have the majority until January 3, and they’re hoping to make the most of it with key votes on the border wall and possibly more tax cuts.

KAMALA HARRIS: During the nomination hearing for Ronald Vitello to be director of ICE, Democrat Senator Kamala Harris talked to him like she was a mommy taking her naughty little boy step-by-step through what he had done and why it was wrong. Then she compared ICE to the KKK, which had just been likened to a terrorist group. The KKK? Really? That’s going to come as a surprise to ICE’s majority non-white work force.

DEMOCRATS HATE RELIGION: Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Back then only 3 lawmakers voted against the legislation, but today over 170 House Democrats publicly back a bill which would effectively gut the RFRA.

OUCH: Now that I’ve got my new puter up and running, I’m happily able to play SCRABBLE again. My current opponents are Frankly the Nut and Mama Buzz. This was my rack yesterday. :0P

2018_11 14 BAD rack

PEOPLE ARE AWESOME! This is really fun. 🙂

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Hate Him, Hate Her

Melania ‘just a former model,’ too dumb to make staff decisions, CNN panel implies in head-spinning segment

When in business to subvert the President of the United States, one must seize on any and all opportunities and that’s just what occurred Tuesday when CNN’s Jake Tapper and a merry band of Trump-bashers went into full pearl-clutching mode after first lady Melania Trump’s office released a public statement saying deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel “no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House.”

After all, a “former model” can’t possible hold an opinion that’s substantive.

Looking past the fact that Tapper and his panel have no idea of the backstory at play here, it’s not like first ladies don’t wield significant influence. Nancy Reagan? Hillary Clinton? The only difference is that when it’s a Democrat, the first lady is propped up in the media as a strong, independent woman.

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