Daily Archives: January 25, 2017

The Democrats’ No-Good, Very Bad day

They better get used to it. Donald Trump is not the ordinary Republican pushover. He can’t be bribed and he refuses to play their insipid games.

Senate Democrats Propose $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan
Senate Democrats on Tuesday offered a plan to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years, challenging President Donald Trump to join them on an issue where they hope to find common ground.
Democrats estimate their plan would create 15 million jobs. The plan includes $210 billion to repair aging roads and bridges and another $200 billion for a “vital infrastructure fund” to pay for a variety of transportation projects of national significance.

THIS WON’T FLY. EIGHT YEARS OF OBAMA’S OBSCENE PROFLIGACY WITH TAXPAYER MONEY HAS COME TO AN END. PRESIDENT TRUMP CONSIDERS HIMSELF THE STEWARD OF CITIZENS’ HARD-EARNED MONEY AND WON’T WASTE ANY IF HE CAN HELP IT. HE BUILDS THINGS… HE KNOWS HOW TO DO IT ON TIME AND UNDER BUDGET.

Libs float idea to stop interviewing Kellyanne Conway altogether; she makes mincemeat of them every time

WHEN THE MEN DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH THE MEDIA, TRUMP SENDS KELLYANNE.
SHE CAN GUT THEM FROM HORN TO HOOF

Joy Behar and Company Are In Full Meltdown Mode Over POTUS Trump
Joy goes on to give Spicer advice for his professional career, telling him to “get out now” and just “get a job on CNN”.
Behar – “He can still get out. Get out now Sean! Get out now! I said that to Kellyanne!”
This is just another example of the far left belittling President Trump’s staff. They are not able to accept his accomplishing more since Friday than Obama did in eight years as president.
It’s going to be a long eight years for the women of The View.

House Dem Accuses Republicans of Wanting Women to Die From Unsafe Abortions

Rep. Barbara Lee (D., Calif.) on Tuesday accused congressional Republicans of wanting women to die from “unsafe abortions” while she spoke in opposition to H.R. 7, a bill that would prevent taxpayer money from being used to fund abortions.
“Madam Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 7. This discriminatory bill would undermine a woman’s access to abortion care, which is a constitutional right, as affirmed by Roe v. Wade, 44 years ago,” Lee said.

ABORTION IS NOT A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT! SEVEN SUPREME COURT JUSTICES DECIDED IT WAS LEGAL IN 1973. YOU WILL FIND IT NOWHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION.

DNC Chair Candidate Says His Niece Was ‘Sobbing’ After Trump Won Presidency

“At 6 o’clock in the morning, I was woken up. I saw that it was my niece, Taneisha, and what had not even processed in my mind when I was so upset about what the results were was how she, as a young African American 20-year old, how she processed what happened the night before and she was sobbing so hard that I couldn’t understand at first what she was saying,” Buckley said.
He asked his niece repeatedly what was wrong with her, and she responded that she needed him to get her out of the United States.

Hillary is ‘50-50’ on running for NYC mayor, insider says
THE MILLIONS FLOWING INTO THEIR MONEY LAUNDERING FOUNDATION DRIED UP WHEN SHE COULD NO LONGER SELL INFLUENCE. SHE NEEDS TO GET BACK INTO OFFICE TO MAKE SOME MONEY, SINCE THEY’RE PROBABLY WHINING ABOUT BEING BROKE AGAIN.

For now, Hillary is enjoying nights out and is considering spending more time writing.
Bill, meanwhile, has re-devoted himself to the Clinton Foundation, which took a beating during the presidential campaign.
Then-candidate Donald Trump referred to the foundation as a “criminal enterprise,” although last week at an inaugural luncheon, he praised the Clintons.

The Most SJW Moments at the DNC Chair Candidates Forum

The candidates to become the next chairperson of the embattled Democratic National Committee came together Monday at George Washington University for discussions of intersectionality, diversity, multiplicity, failing up, and white people needing to shut their traps.

Spicer Calls On A Conservative Outlet First And Pisses Off Reporters Yet Again
THE BUTTHURT CONTINUES

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A Veteran’s Open Letter to the President

This is not normally the way I do things, but I just felt this needed its own distinction.
I am not qualified to speak on this subject, but Grunt’s son and CtH’s Warrior Princess could give their thoughts on this.
The message is long but very powerful. I’m printing it en toto because it needs to be seen.

An Army Veteran’s Open Letter to President Trump

Dear President Trump,

This is my third in a series of letters that I have written to public officials in as many days. The first was expressing my outrage at President Obama commuting the sentence of Bradley Manning. The second explained my frustration with the Democratic Congressional Representatives for not fulfilling their oath to support and defend the Constitution, part of which is acting as the representatives of the people at the inauguration. I was going to let it stop there. After those two actions, I felt as though I had lost faith in my government. I am a retired Army combat veteran, and the exploits of my government over the past couple weeks left me feeling as if it had all simply shut down on what I hold dearest. So many veterans have fought and suffered so that this country and Constitution could survive, and it was beginning to appear as though no one in the government felt any passion in that sacrifice anymore.

That was until I heard your inauguration speech today. I must admit that I did not find it particularly elegant. It was definitely not poetic or particularly flowing. What it was, however, was the most powerfully spoken address on American strength and exceptionalism that I have heard in quite some time.

Over seventy-five percent of my career was spent during a period of active conflict. I myself have three combat deployments under my belt. Unfortunately, I spent most of my career feeling that there was little support from my government—and most importantly, my President—in supporting my commitment to our founding documents. I essentially served under three presidents, and with two of them, I felt a sincere depth of disdain toward the service in general. It appeared that the military was to be used as an experiment for social justices, which put military lives at risk because it took us away from what the purpose of our mission was—to deter war through projection of power (and should that show of force fail, to win through overwhelming strength of arms). Not pretty or happy, but that is what we in the military are there to do. And the better we are at doing our jobs, the more lives we save, both in terms of our lives and the enemies’.

You, sir, filled me with a sense of patriotism that I have not felt for quite some time. In fact, it has been missing since we, the American people, seemingly forgot the awful and life-altering attack carried out on our country on September 11, 2001. I will never forget it. I was a Lieutenant at Fort Bragg, and we were conducting a field training exercise. My battery commander had just come over and ripped me up and down (something that happened quite regularly, as I was the guy who always took as much rope as I could get and wrapped it around the fence post personally to adequately hang myself) for shooting over half our allotted artillery rounds in two fire missions. It was about two hours later that he called over his officers and senior NCOs and explained to us that the United States had just come under attack by Islamic terrorists, and the Twin Towers had been destroyed. That was the same day I saw my 1SG, one of the hardest men I have ever met, crying in a corner because his brother had been one of those murdered by those cowards (cowards always kill themselves so they can escape the consequences of their actions). I spent the next few years waiting to deploy so I could do my part in what would soon become a global conflict. I also spent the next 15 years watching as my country seemed to forget what had happened to it and what America stood for. Even worse was watching as our government led by way of self-degradation for what we as a nation have accomplished throughout our miraculous history. I realized that this self-loathing had come full circle when one of my children came back from college and explained how America has never really been extraordinary.

So this is where I found myself on January 20, 2017. As I watched the inauguration I once again wondered what the legacy was that we were leaving to our posterity. Debt, hostility, lack of integrity, crime; and this was just from our government officials. Then, I listened to the oath of office that you, the President, took. I was told once as a young Lieutenant from (then) MAJ Killgallon—one of the most inspiring leaders I had the honor to call mentor—that administering the oath of office to someone was the most sacred of events. We, the ones swearing them in, were being invited into an event that was solely about that individual, and they were offering to share that spot with you. The most disrespectful thing you could do was not have that oath memorized. Ever since then, I have been fascinated by the oaths of office. The one for the President moved me. You don’t swear to protect it against all enemies foreign and domestic, nor do you swear to bear true faith and allegiance. You simply swear that you will, “to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

That is because, as of that moment, you are the physical embodiment of that document. You are the corporeal manifestation of all that the Constitution means and represents.

In listening to your address after your oath, I felt that you understood that. I heard in you a belief in America that I honestly haven’t felt since listening to Ronald Reagan. I felt in you a passion that America needs to stand for greatness, and that it has a destiny to lead the world in justice and righteousness. You also made it clear, however, that this was not possible if we the people did not first make our country accountable to us again.

So, in total dichotomy, after listening to your speech today I was filled with a true sense of remorse. I am almost 45 years old. I have lived a very good life—a life filled with both overwhelming joy and total gut-wrenching heartbreak. Yet the combination of these events has made me into the person I am today, and I had, up until now, no regrets. So why, if I felt all of this from your speech, should I feel such lament? As the President, the faith of the military is placed upon your shoulders. We go where you tell us, and should the need arise, sacrifice our lives to accomplish the mission that you place upon us. We need to believe that in doing so, we are fighting, killing, and dying for a purpose and a meaning.

Nothing angered me more than when in Somalia, after losing eighteen Rangers, we pulled the plug and came back to America. To me, it signified that our mission there was not essential. If you deploy us, you are saying that the objective is so important that there can be no value of life placed above it. We are engaging in an action that, at its core, is more important than the life of every service member within the US military. If you pull us out before that mission is done, then every life given to you, the president, was lost in vain. We who take our oaths are willing to die for our values; we ask that these deaths, however, be given for the worthy cause of supporting our Constitution.

In your speech, I heard that belief—a belief in a purpose in America. A belief in the virtue of our Constitution. My regret, sir, is that I will not be able to serve again as a member of the armed forces under a commander who gives us cause to believe in our mission. General Mattis stated in his confirmation hearing, “The primitive and often even atavistic aspects of the battlefield test the physical and mental agility of everyone, but most of what it tests is the courage and the spiritual side of the troops we put in harm’s way. And oftentimes it’s only unit cohesion, leadership, and the belief in themselves and their comrades that allows them to go through what they have to go through and come home as better men and women, not as broken. And so the Warrior Ethos is not a luxury, it is essential when you have a military.” There can be no doubt that this is a man who is worthy to lead our military. He understands the principals of combat and how to train and lead our military.

What the military needs is a president who will follow along with that example. Allow us to train hard and train to win. Utilize us judiciously, and only when the purpose is to either defend our ideals or reach out to the worthy. Most importantly, we need you to have faith and stand by the conviction that our mission is worthy of the ultimate sacrifice.

I don’t know if you will hold true to your words that you issued during your inauguration. I don’t know if your actions will be worthy of the office you just entered. What I do know is that I see in you the potential to take us back to a place of greatness.

I, sir, believe in you. I regret that I will not be able to serve under your command. If there is any word of advice that I can offer, it would be this—you hold the lives of every soldier, Marine, airman, sailor, and coast guardsman in your hand. Likewise, you will hold their deaths on your conscience. Let those lives sacrificed truly mean something. I hope that you will.

God bless you, God bless our military, and God bless America.

Matthew Wadler is a Senior OpsLens Contributor and U.S. Army veteran. Matt served in the Army for 20 years as both enlisted and officer before retiring. His service includes time as Military Police, Field Artillery, Adjutant General, and Recruiting. His deployments include Somalia and two tours to Afghanistan. His formal education includes a master’s degree in HR Management. He is a strong supporter of the constitution and advocate for the military and veteran communities. Follow Matthew on Twitter @MatthewWadler.

 

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Like a Cyclone Through a Wheatfield

A lot of people in D.C. are waking to the realization that Donald Trump means what he says. He is making good on his promises at a dizzying rate. No time for speeches or useless puffery. He’s all business and it’s already making some skeptics tired trying to keep up.

Trump Expected To Sign Executive Orders On Immigration Regarding Islamic Countries!
Trump’s orders were expected to involve restricting access to the United States for refugees and some visa holders from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.

Congress Reintroduces Bill That Gives Governors the Option to Reject Refugees
Under the State Refugee Security Act of 2017, the federal government must give states at least 21 days’ notice that they plan to resettle a refugee there. If a governor maintains that the government has failed to prove the refugee presents no security threat, they can refuse to accept him or her.

Trump on Keystone: ‘We’ll See If We Can Get That Pipeline Built’–With USA-Made Pipe
Continuing his “America first” blitz on Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed five executive orders dealing with oil pipelines, the pipe itself, and “regulatory burdens” he plans to lift.

GOP Senators Unveil Patient Freedom Act to Replace Obamacare
“We need comprehensive legislation,” Collins continued. “It’s still a work in progress. … But if we don’t start putting specific legislation on the table that can be debated, refined, amended and enacted, then we will fail the American people.”

Trump expected to sign order funding border wall
White House officials told The New York Times that Trump was planning to sign an executive order directing federal funds toward the wall.

Days Into Trump Admin, Corrupt Employees Are Already Being Fired At The VA
Days into Donald Trump’s administration, heads are finally beginning to roll at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Two notoriously corrupt employees in Puerto Rico were fired this week, indicating that more may be on the way.
One is the hospital’s CEO, DeWayne Hamlin, who offered an employee $305,000 to quit after she played a role in exposing his drug arrest.
“Mr. DeWayne Hamlin was removed from federal service effective January 20, 2017,” the VA said. Jan. 20 was Inauguration Day.

Trump: ‘We Are Bringing Manufacturing Back to the United States Big League’
Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States was a cornerstone of Trump’s campaign. On Monday, the president signed an executive order withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, another facet of his pro-worker campaign promises.

U.S. House votes to permanently ban taxpayer funding of abortion
The No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act (HR 7), introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, makes permanent the so-called Hyde Amendment permanent. Thus far the amendment, which prohibits federal money from being used to fund abortions through Medicaid, has been subject to annual renewal.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates the Hyde Amendment has saved over two million lives since it was enacted in 1976.

White House suggests it won’t appease Democrats on Court nominee
THE DEMOCRATS WILL COME TO REGRET FORMER SENATE SCUMBAG HARRY REID PULLING THE NUCLEAR OPTION ON ALL JUDGES SHORT OF THE SUPREME COURT. McCONNEL HAS INDICATED HE MAY DO IT IF THE DEMOCRATS CONTINUE TO ACT LIKE SPOILED CHILDREN.
President Trump will not capitulate to Democratic lawmakers who have threatened to block his nominee to the Supreme Court if the individual is not “mainstream” enough, the White House indicated today

Democrats And Republicans Unite To Rescind Last-Minute Obama Order Seeking Federal Election Takeover
All 50 state secretaries of state are urging the Trump administration to rescind a last-minute Department of Homeland Security directive calling state election systems “critical infrastructure.”
Many state officials fear this is the first step toward a federal takeover of state-run elections, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

E-Verify Use May Soon Be Required Of All Employers
THIS WOULD BE YUGE
Every employer in America may soon have to use E-Verify to check the legal status of their employees.
Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley introduced a bill Tuesday requiring all employers to use the now-voluntary, internet-based E-Verify system to certify employee immigration status and terminate anyone who fails the test.

WH Spox to Breitbart’s Spiering: We’ll Have ‘Heavy Administration Presence’ at the March for Life

Tuesday at the White House press briefing when Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering asked press secretary Sean Spicer about the Trump administration’s plans for Friday’s March for Life, Spicer said, “Obviously we’re going to have heavy administration presence there.”

Trump Orders EPA To Take Down Global Warming Web-Page
“If the website goes dark, years of work we have done on climate change will disappear,” the staffer told Reuters Tuesday. The staffer was not authorized to speak to the media and claimed EPA employees were scrambling to save data on the website.

Trump calls Egypt’s President, stressing U.S. support
THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST KNOWS TRUMP IS NOT THE PATHETIC PHONY THAT OBAMA WAS

Trump told El-Sisi his administration is committed to maintaining the US’s annual military aid to Egypt.
El-Sisi stressed to Trump Egypt’s commitment in the fight against terrorism despite economic burdens the country faced in the past three years.
Meanwhile, Trump reiterated to the Egyptian president his appreciation for the difficulties Egypt endured in the fight against terrorism, and commended El-Sisi on the country’s economic reform program.
The two presidents affirmed their belief in the strategic nature of the relationship between Cairo and Washington.
Egypt annually receives $1.3 billion in military aid from the United States.

Trump State Department Freezes Obama’s $221 Million Parting Gift To The Palestinians
The Trump administration has frozen Obama’s parting gift to the the Palestinians.
Former US President Barack Obama, in his waning hours, quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA), which Congress had been blocking.
The Trump administration announced it is freezing the move.

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The Hostility of the Press

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Kellyanne Conway on Hannity:  “It would be nice if they would give the new president a chance.”

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Spicer and Hannity tour the Press Briefing Room

This is interesting.

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Not trumping Trump

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Supposedly, Trump is a misogynist because he said something rude about women 12 years ago.

Do I care?  Not really.  Men say that kind of thing.  I think they’re buttheads and they don’t say that kind of thing around me unless they want an earful.  But I don’t hate them or think they intend to deprive me of anything.

Plus, if the Left was honest, they’d have to admit how hypocritical it is of them to pretend to be shocked when their own celebrities say and do this kind of thing on t.v. and in movies ALL THE TIME while they laugh and applaud.

And let’s not forget that, during the campaign, Hillary Clinton said the Catholic Church should change its teachings to line up with her political beliefs and called Republicans deplorable because she believes we’re all gynephobic, homophobic racists.

Just four days ago, as People’s Cube noted, Madonna declared a resounding “F— you!” from the podium to everyone who didn’t attend the Women’s March.

I’m tempted to return the sentiment, except that I’m not a nasty woman. I’m a Catholic Republican LADY, who has good manners. I do not use foul language and I certainly do not make vile assumptions about other people based on their political affiliations.

I also have all the legal rights that any American man has and see no reason at all to believe that President Trump or the Republican-majority Congress intends to try and reverse any of them, except for abortion, which I don’t consider a civil right, but a violent travesty of justice.

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Cat Funnies

There’s so much going on today it’s hard to keep up.

Nothing wrong with starting the day off with a smile before nap time.

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