The Humpday Herald

Sorry, best I could come up with.
The news is all over the place so there’s no central thing to concentrate on. Fortunately y’all have gotten used to the mediocrity that emanates from this here keyboard. At least we don’t beg you for donations.

DNA discovery identifies living descendants of Biblical Canaanites

“In light of the enormously complex history of this region in the last few millennia, it was quite surprising that over 90 percent of the genetic ancestry of present-day Lebanese was derived from the Canaanites,” said Chris Tyler-Smith, senior group leader at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in a statement.
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/08/01/dna-discovery-identifies-living-descendants-biblical-canaanites.html

Refugee Admissions Under Trump: More Christians, Fewer Muslims

THE GOD OF ABRAHAM HAS HEARD THEIR CRIES
The first six months-plus of the Trump administration have brought a discernible shift in the religious affiliation breakdown of refugees admitted into the United States, with a larger proportion of Christians to Muslims among those resettled.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/refugee-admissions-under-trump-more-christians-fewer-muslims

Palin lawyers blocked from grilling reporters in defamation suit

A Manhattan federal court judge will decide by the end of this month whether to dismiss a defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin filed against the New York Times for accusing the former Alaska governor of inciting gun violence.

In the meantime, Judge Jed Rakoff suspended discovery, blocking Palin’s lawyers from grilling two dozen Times reporters to prove the Gray Lady is biased against her.
Judge Jed Rakoff

Rakoff is a Clinton-appointed, activist judge. I suspect that this will not proceed.

http://nypost.com/2017/07/31/palin-lawyers-blocked-from-grilling-reporters-in-defamation-suit/

Huckabee Sanders Rips Into Media: ‘You Want to Create a Narrative That Doesn’t Exist’
Sarah Huckabee Sanders sounded off passionately on Tuesday against the Russia collusion theories pushed by some in the media.

“You guys want to create a narrative that just doesn’t exist,” said the newly appointed press secretary, adding that they “seem obsessed.”

“Everybody wants to make try to make this some story about misleading,” she shot back to a question about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer.

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/08/01/sarah-huckabee-sanders-russia-create-narrative-doesnt-exist

1 Million Illegal Immigrants To Have California Driver’s License By 2018

IF THE ILLEGALS HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ‘MOTOR VOTER’, THEY WILL SOON.
More than 905,000 illegal immigrants have a California driver’s license at this point, and that number could rise to more than a million by January of 2018.

By the end of June 2017, more than 900,000 drivers have been registered under California Assembly Bill 60, which requires only proof of identity and residency, not immigration status, in order to receive a license to drive a car.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/26/1-million-illegal-immigrants-to-have-california-drivers-license-by-2018/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

Top EPA official resigns over direction of agency under Trump

The former EPA official made $249,000 in her last year of employment, according to the website FederalPay.org, which compiles federal salary data.

For comparison, the average American’s salary is $44,000, according to the Census Bureau, and a senator or congressman makes $174,000 a year.

Southerland’s base salary was $185,100 in 2016. She got a $64,155 bonus that year, and, according to FederalPay.org, she was in “highest-paid ten percent of employees” at EPA.

JUST THINK… 30 YEARS OF SUCKING UP A GOVERNMENT CHECK DOWN THE CRAPPER

Elizabeth “Betsy” Southerland ended her 30-year run at the agency with a scathing exit letter in which she claimed that “the environmental field is suffering from the temporary triumph of myth over truth.” She last worked as the director of science and technology in the Office of Water.

“The truth is there is NO war on coal, there is NO economic crisis caused by environmental protection, and climate change IS caused by man’s activities,” Southerland wrote, directly rejecting many of Trump’s claims.
http://thehill.com/news-by-subject/energy-environment/344825-top-epa-official-resigns-over-direction-of-agency-under
http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/02/epa-official-resigns-in-protest-to-trump-but-shes-also-eligible-for-a-government-pension/

Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia
BUT…BUT…RUSSIAN COLLUSION
The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election and for its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, where the Kremlin has backed President Bashar Assad. It also imposes financial sanctions against Iran and North Korea.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-signs-bill-imposing-sanctions-russia-144327470–politics.html

Zakaria: Trump’s Win Was a Slap in the Face to us Elites

“The election of Donald Trump is really a kind of class rebellion against people like us, educated professionals who live in cities, who have cosmopolitan views about things,” Zakaria said.

“There’s a part of America that is sick and tired of being told what to do by this overeducated population that Hillary Clinton perfectly represented.”
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2017/08/01/zakaria-explains-how-trump-got-elected-n2362469

Nancy Pelosi & Maxine Waters meltdown on CNN, MSNBC & FOX News Live – Dumb and Dumber Ep. 6

Pinkerton: The ‘Hard Pivot’ from Health Care to Tax Reform and a Stronger Trump Agenda

We can look back and see that the repeal-and-replace effort was a valiant try at keeping a campaign promise, but it just wasn’t working. Sometimes, as Kenny Rogers might have put it, you’ve got to “Know when to fold ‘em/ Know when to walk away.” Yes, that’s the “the secret to survivin’.” As Trump has always said, failure can happen, but tactical flexibility is the key to long-term success.

Mindful of that survive-so-as-to-fight-again-and-win ethos, GOP leaders on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue have been making what’s been described by one insider as “a hard pivot to tax reform.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/01/pinkerton-hard-pivot-health-care-tax-reform-stronger-trump-agenda/

 

 

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  1. Pistol Pete

    Sessions Taps Kabul Jailer To Lead Bureau Of Federal Prisons

    He has served at Ft. Leavenworth in the base’s maximum security corrections facility, coordinated detainee operations in Baghdad during the Iraq War, and later filled a similar role in Kabul, Afghanistan. He most recently served as Commanding General of the Criminal Investigation Command and Army Corrections.
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/01/sessions-taps-kabul-jailor-to-lead-bureau-of-federal-prisons/

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  2. Pistol Pete

    Norquist Says Vaping ‘Freedom’ Is Costing Democrats Votes

    I HEARD THIS ON REDEYE RADIO THIS MORNING.
    PEOPLE HAVE SWITCHED TO VAPING AS OPPOSED TO SMOKING,SO THE DEMOCRATS,TRUE TO THEIR NATURE IMPOSED HUGE TAXES ON IT
    IT’S COME BACK TO BITE THEM IN THE ASS
    Vaping issues affecting thousands of small businesses and users trying to quit smoking are costing the Democratic Party voters, according to Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.

    Norquist, appearing on Vice News Monday, argued that regulatory and tax issues surrounding e-cigarettes are helping the Republican Party connect with longtime Democratic voters. Vapers often feel persecuted by federal agencies and Democratic lawmakers in localities throughout the country, who push for high taxes and restrictions that mimic traditional tobacco bans, reports Gizmodo.
    http://dailyvaper.com/2017/08/01/norquist-says-vaping-freedom-is-costing-democrats-votes/

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  3. Pistol Pete

    Black Lives Matter Crashes Children’s Event To Protest Police Shooting

    Activists interrupted a speech former Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell was giving to commemorate the 11th anniversary of a Philadelphia park’s founding, reports 6ABC. The protesters, angry over the fatal police shooting of David Jones, accused Rendell of having “blood on his hands” at the Franklin Square event.

    “And now you have the ultimate politician who is anti-black,” the activist said, turning towards Rendell. “There is nothing but blood on his hands.”
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/01/black-lives-matter-crashes-childrens-event-to-protest-police-shooting/

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  4. Pistol Pete

    Former Obama aide Ben Rhodes is now a person of interest in the unmasking investigation

    OBAMA IS THE MOST VICIOUS CRIMINAL EVER ELECTED TO HIGH OFFICE….IT’S HOW CHICAGO THUGS OPERATE
    The House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-CA, sent the letter to the National Security Agency requesting the number of unmaskings made by Rhodes from Jan. 1, 2016 to Jan. 20, 2017, according to congressional sources who spoke with CircaFormer U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, Rice and former CIA Director John Brennan have all been named in the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the unmasking of Americans.
    https://www.circa.com/story/2017/08/01/embargoed-until-6-pm-former-obama-aide-ben-rhodes-now-a-person-of-interest-in-house-intelligence-committee-unmasking-investigation

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  5. Pistol Pete

    GOP chairman opens door to Democrats on ObamaCare
    The announcement came just days after the Senate failed to pass a scaled-down version of an ObamaCare repeal bill and could deepen the divisions that have plagued the party throughout the repeal-and-replace effort.

    THE DEMOCRATS WILL SHOW THEM HOW TO REALLY SCREW THE PEOPLE
    The hearings will give Democrats — particularly Sen. Patty Murray
    (Wash.), the committee’s ranking member — a seat at the negotiating table on healthcare for the first time, opening up a process that, to this point, has been tightly controlled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
    http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/344883-gop-chairman-opens-door-to-democrats-on-obamacare

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  6. Pistol Pete

    Cuomo Leads CNN Panel in Trump-bashing Lollapalooza

    The opening of CNN’s 6 AM hour this morning was one, long lollapalooza of Trump-bashing. Led by co-host Chris Cuomo, panelists David Gregory, Chris Cillizza, and John Avlon took turns whacking the Trump piñata.

    The topics were diverse: a putative Republican “backlash” against the president; Don, Jr.’s meeting with the Russians; and the murder of Seth Rich. But there was consistency in the relentless criticism of the president.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/08/cuomo-leads-cnn-panel-in-trump-bashing-lollapalooza/

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  7. Pistol Pete

    Do-Nothing Congress Takes August Break=> Only 12 Days of Work Scheduled Til End of September
    President Donald Trump won the November 8, 2016 election in an electoral landslide.
    President Trump captured several states that have not voted Republican in decades.
    On March 8, 2017 Speaker Paul Ryan told Tucker Carlson Congress had a 200 day play to guarantee the president’s agenda would be passed.

    Paul Ryan’s 200 day plan will run out on August 7th.


    Nothing has happened.

    And Congress will be on break when the 200 day promise flies by.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/08/nothing-congress-takes-august-break-12-days-work-scheduled-til-end-september/

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  8. Pistol Pete

    Krugman: Hey, At Least Obama Was ‘Remarkably’ Honest About His Healthcare Policies

    Of course it was Krugman. I was briefly taken aback by the sheer brazenness of this lie. It would take a very special, very insular, very out of touch hack to advance such a ludicrous claim with a straight face. And only one tendentious, hysterical, obnoxious could figure fully fit that bill.
    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2017/08/02/krugman-hey-at-least-obama-was-honest-about-healthcare-n2362694

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  9. To be fair to the Temp Agency POTUS before Trump, he did award at least one Medal of Honor. The sad part was Obama reading the citation for the Medal. It had all the life and enthusiasm of someone reading from a phonebook.

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