Saturday Stormwatch

It’s late morning here at the old bunkhouse. Everything is quiet. We went to WalMart early this morning to stock up on things before the first of several storms heading this way. This first will start late this afternoon and will continue until late into the night. After a brief period it will begin again and snow until late Monday. Best guesses by the local weatherdoofuses say from 8-12″, maybe more, usually not less. After driving a truck for 35 years, I’ve faced far, far worse conditions, but at my age it’s just a pain.

Trump transition team reviewing military rules of engagement

IT’S ABOUT TIME WE STOP ASKING OUR SOLDIERS TO FIGHT WITH ONE HAND BEHIND THEIR BACKS. WE SHOOT. THEY DIE. WE WIN.
Trump often blasted the rules of engagement during the campaign trail, arguing they were too favorable to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“We’re sending leaflets down [saying] ‘in an hour we may be bombing your truck.’ Please remove yourself from — we are — we don’t know what we’re doing,” Trump told Fox News on April 13.

Mika Brzezinski: Clinton Campaign Tried To Get Me ‘Pulled Off Air’
Clinton Campaign Wanted Mika Pulled for Warning Against Thinking Race Was Over
“I’ll just say it: NBC got a call from the campaign. Like I had done something that was journalistically inappropriate or something, and needed to be pulled off the air.”

Michigan House Passes Stricter Voter ID
IT’S CALLED THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
Now, the Michigan House of Representative is taking steps to ensure that future elections are held fairly, and it’s not one Stein is gonna like: they passed a stricter voter ID law. Currently, voters in Michigan are required to show an ID or sign an affidavit before voting, but this new bill would mandate that a person who signed an affidavit also show a photo ID within 10 days of the election for their vote to be counted.

BREAKING: LAWMAKERS HIT STEIN WITH HORRIBLE NEWS… MOVE TO CONFISCATE RECOUNT WAR CHEST

SUCKS TO BE YOU, DON’T IT, JILL?

Betsy DeVos at Trump Michigan Rally: Time to ‘Finally Put an End to Federal Common Core’
THE BIGGEST OBJECTION TO HER NOMINATION WAS THAT SHE WAS FOR SCHOOL VOUCHERS AND AGAINST THE TEACHERS’ UNION, BUT SHE WAS AN ADVOCATE FOR COMMON CORE.
“In deference to the U.S. Senate confirmation, I’m not giving interviews, but just between us let me share this,” DeVos said to the crowd, speaking from prepared remarks. “It’s time to make education great again in this country.”

Progressive Caucus: Trump’s Cabinet is a ‘Collection of Stooges’
A SNIVELING GAGGLE OF NINNIES LIKE SHEILA JACKASS LEE, ROSA DELURID, KEITH MUSLIM, AND THE TOTALLY DERANGED JAN SCHAKOWSKY FROM THE 9TH PEOPLES’ DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS.
With only a few exceptions, the individuals that President-Elect Trump has appointed is the greatest collection of stooges and cronies and misfits we have ever seen in a presidential administration,” Huffman said.
“Some of these folks only qualifications for the job they are being appointed for is that they have attempted to dismantle and undermine and destroy the very agencies that they are now hoping to run.”

Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign cost a record $1.2B
The president-elect, who confounded critics during the campaign by saying there was no need to raise or spend $1 billion or more, ended up making do with $600 million.
Clinton’s expensive machine tore through $131.8 million in just the final weeks, finishing with about $839,000 on hand as of Nov. 28.
Team Trump spent $94.5 million in the home stretch — from Oct. 20 to Nov. 28 — and had $7.6 million left.

Brian Williams Criticizes Fake News After Losing NBC Job for Exaggerating Iraq Story

The MSNBC host then talked about how fake news had played a role in the 2016 election and that it continues to find a wide audience in spreading misinformation.
Williams did not mention his own history of exaggerating details of his own reporting. In February 2015, Williams was suspended as the anchor of NBC’s Nightly News and eventually removed from the position after it was discovered that he falsely claimed he was on a helicopter under enemy fire in Iraq in 2003, Stars and Stripes reported on Feb. 4, 2015.

Trump Tells The Silent Majority — ‘You Aren’t Forgotten Anymore’
The president-elect further stated to the crowd that his election win showed that the “forgotten men and women” turned up to the polls and were responsible for delivering a GOP victory.
After a dramatic pause, Trump told his supporters, “you’re not forgotten anymore,” which earned huge cheers from the crowd.

Black Lawyer Calls On Black Jurors To Vote ‘Innocent’ For Any Black Person Accused Of Murdering A White Person
Elie Mystal, an editor and contributor to the law blog Above The Law, posted a December 7 article urging all black Americans who end up on juries to engage in “jury nullification” by automatically voting to acquit all blacks accused of crimes, especially that of murder, against white victims and to do so no matter how much evidence is brought to bear against the suspect.

Scarborough: Trump Cabinet Picks So Conservative They Could Have Been Made by Ted Cruz
Joe Scarborough weighs in on Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks so far, calling them “consistently Conservative.” In fact, he says they are so Conservative they “could have been made by Ted Cruz.”

Senators move to protect ‘Dreamers’
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) rolled out legislation on Friday to try to provide an assurance to such people in case President-elect Donald Trump nixes the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. They’re calling it the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow Our Economy Act, or BRIDGE Act.

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