Friday Afternoon Matinee

Had a checkup today. The good news is, my pacemaker’s doing fine. The bad news is the day ain’t over. Had lunch with DW at the tres chic Taco Bell. (I have a weakness for gordita supremes.)

There is the usual cascade of items today, but there are so many videos I thought I’d post some here and leave the heady stuff for the comment section.

The Super Bowl is Sunday, in case you haven’t heard. Not decided if I’m going to post any of the hopelessly overpriced ads. The New England Patriots’ owner, Robert Kraft, the coach, Bill Bellichek, and the star quarterback, Tom Brady are all friends of the President. Brady is getting all kinds of grief and even people who hate football are certain to tune in, in the hopes of seeing him get hurt for his unforgivable behavior.

To cleanse the palate, imagine archaeologists thousands of years from now sifting through the digital rubble of our civilization in search of scant bits of cultural data — and finding this. They would probably conclude that it’s newsreel footage from an esoteric tribal war fought long ago by lunatic warrior-poets, speaking ecstatic gibberish as they slaughter each other.

Which, pretty much, yeah.

Relatedly, how many times this weekend will various media remind us that Tom Brady is palsies with the president and that that’s a doubleplusungood thing to be?


Trump: “NOTHING” Is Off The Table On Iran

Trump at Prayer Breakfast: ‘We’re Taken Advantage of By Every Nation in the World, IT’S NOT GONNA HAPPEN ANYMORE”

“It’s time we be tough”
“Terrorism must be stopped, and it will be stopped, it might not be pretty for a while, it will be stopped”

Trump hammers Arnold Schwarzenegger at prayer breakfast
The Apprentice ‘ratings went down the tubes and it’s been a total disaster’…’I want to pray for Arnold and those ratings’

TRUMP: What I hear more than anything when I travel the nation are five words:

“I am praying for you”

Democrats and UC Berkeley Students Destroy And Loot Starbucks At Milo Yiannopoulos Protest

Democrat Congresswoman Val Demings Says Violent Riots At UC Berkeley Were A “BEAUTIFUL SIGHT”

Joy Behar Urges Dr. Phil to Diagnose Trump as a Narcissist

Sharpton: Schumer Needs to Give Republicans ‘The Big Payback’ Over Gorsuch Nomination

Captain Kirk Meets Ashley Judd – F*#%-ing Hilarious!







Filed under Al Sharpton, Donald Trump, Milo Yiannopoulos, Prayer, Terrorism

22 responses to “Friday Afternoon Matinee

  1. Pistol Pete

    First jobs report of Trump era: 227,000 new jobs, unemployment 4.8 percent

    The economy added 227,000 new jobs in the month and the unemployment rate ticked up to 4.8 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning in the first jobs report published in the Trump era.

    Forecasters in the private sector had expected around 175,000 new payroll jobs, adjusted for seasonality. Instead, strong gains in retail, construction, and finance led greater gains.


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  3. Pistol Pete

    Thank God for Harry Reid

    God bless Harry Reid. It’s because of him that Gorsuch is guaranteed elevation to the court. In 2013, as Senate majority leader, Reid blew up the joint. He abolished the filibuster for federal appointments both executive (such as Cabinet) and judicial, for all district and circuit court judgeships (excluding only the Supreme Court). Thus unencumbered, the Democratic-controlled Senate packed the lower courts with Obama nominees.
    Reid was warned that the day would come when Republicans would be in the majority and would exploit the new rules to equal and opposite effect. That day is here.


    • chrissythehyphenated

      I keep hearing about the “stolen” seat, but I read someplace that it was SOP to not do a SCOTUS nominee during an election year.

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  4. Pistol Pete

    John McCain, Meddling Busybody

    Arizona’s gift to the rest of the United States — a man who apparently never met a comrade he didn’t want to double-cross — keeps on giving:

    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday that he spoke to the Australian ambassador to express support for the nations’ relationship after a heated call from President Trump.

    “I called Australia’s Ambassador to the United States this morning to express my unwavering support for the U.S.-Australia alliance,” McCain, who’s frequently criticized Trump, said in a statement.


  5. Pistol Pete

    Megyn Kelly expected to take top ‘Today’ spot alongside Lauer

    Multiple sources tell Page Six that Kelly is likely to take the lead role on the NBC morning show with Lauer when she starts in September. Guthrie, who recently signed a new long-term deal with “Today,” could be bumped to another role or even take over Hall’s 9 a.m. slot, we’re told.

    “NBC is not paying Megyn $12 to $15 million a year to be on at 9 a.m.

    Black Journalists Group Demands Meeting with NBC Over Hall’s Departure

    In a statement released on Wednesday, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) demanded a meeting with NBC News to explain why its “whitewashing” their network (and cable partner MSNBC) by replacing Tamron Hall in the third hour of Today to make space for Megyn Kelly starting in the fall.


  6. Pistol Pete

    House votes to overturn Obama drilling rule

    Members voted 221-191 to approve a Congressional Review Act resolution against the Bureau of Land Management’s methane venting and flaring rule. If approved by the Senate and signed by President Trump, the rule would come off the books for good.

    Republicans and the oil industry say the rule would hinder energy production on federal lands by restricting drilling, costing jobs as well as tax and royalty payments for state and local governments.


  7. Pistol Pete

    Senate advances DeVos education nominee, repeals Dodd-Frank rules

    Republicans hold an effective 52-48 majority in the Senate, so if both Ms. Collins and Ms. Murkowski vote against the nominee next week, Vice President Mike Pence will have to break a 50-50 tie.

    In another vote Friday morning the Senate gave final approval to a repeal of an Obama administration rule that would have required U.S. mining and drilling companies to reveal all payments they make to foreign governments.

    The rule was spawned by the controversial Dodd-Frank law that was passed in the wake of the Wall Street collapse.


  8. Pistol Pete

    Lila Rose: GOP preparing to defund Democrats’ ‘holy grail’

    ‘It’s looking like Trump would actually sign it into law’

    The video follows on the heels of others that undermine Planned Parenthood’s contention that it needs more than half-a-billion dollars a year in taxpayer money because of the vital services it provides outside of abortions. Officially, Planned Parenthood is forbidden by law from using any public money to perform abortions, so the group insists the money goes toward prenatal care, mammograms and other women’s health needs.

    But Live Action President Lila Rose told WND and Radio America the videos are pulling the mask off the Planned Parenthood facade.

    Cecile Richards: Planned Parenthood Has Never Been More Popular | Morning Joe | MSNBC


  9. Pistol Pete

    British singer Vera Lynn to release new album at 100

    “Vera Lynn 100” will feature Lynn’s original vocals set to re-orchestrated versions of some of her most famous songs including “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart.”

    The album is being released on March 17, three days before the singer’s milestone birthday.


  10. Pistol Pete

    Inside Obama’s quiet deal to help Australia with refugees

    Many of the refugees hail from Iraq and Iran, two of the countries on Trump’s travel-ban list.
    While Australia accepted 13,756 refugees between 2014 and 2015, the country has cracked down on smugglers who illegally ferry asylum seekers to the nation by boat.
    Frelick said if Trump refuses to honor the deal, Australia may have to change its policy about refugees who arrive by boat.

    “My hope is that Australia gives up on trying to shop people around and just takes them,” he said.


  11. Pistol Pete

    Republicans Suspend Rules to Move EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Forward Without Dems

    Yesterday, Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee suspended rules to push through a pair of President Trump’s cabinet nominees — Steven Mnuchin and Rep. Tom Price — after Democrats refused to show up for votes.

    Today, Republicans on the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee did the same thing to move Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), forward after all ten Democrat members of the committee boycotted the meeting.


    • chrissythehyphenated

      This is a coda to the committee-ism that you need to attend meetings to make sure nobody volunteers you for something you don’t want to do! LOL

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  12. Pistol Pete

    Moonbats Fret Over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Health: ‘Can She Eat More Kale?’…

    The facts in play: Ginsburg is 83 years old, the oldest justice by more than three years. She is one of the four reliably liberal jurists on the Supreme Court, and a mascot and hero to the left. There is one swing vote on the court, Anthony M. Kennedy, and there are three staunch conservatives. Adding Gorsuch would maintain the balance that existed when Scalia was alive: conservative replacing conservative.

    But what if Ginsburg retires? What if Ginsburg gets sick and needs a leave of absence? What if Trump ends up replacing Ginsburg? In a week that has seen a relentless churn of White House news, liberal residents of the nation funneled their worst fears into a tiny, elderly woman.

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  13. Pistol Pete

    ‘Clock boy’ gets clock cleaned in free-speech victory

    ‘We couldn’t be more excited to stand up against such frivolous use of our court system’

    Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro posted a judge’s ruling in the case brought by Mohamed Mohamed against him, the Blaze, Glenn Beck, Center for Security Policy, Jim Hanson, Fox News, Ben Ferguson and others.

    “Clock Boy case falls apart like a pencil box filled with clock parts,” Shapiro tweeted in celebration.

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  14. chrissythehyphenated

    So glad your heart is working! 🙂