New Year, New Format

We begin 2018 with a different approach to disseminating the mindless drivel you’ve come to expect from your intrepid reporter. They will generally be long, usually rambling, and at some point you will realize you wasted minutes of your life you’ll never get back.

President Trump’s 1st Year in Office an ECONOMIC MIRACLE: All Time Stock Market Highs – Most Jobs in History – Highest GDP Ever

President Trump’s first year in office resulted in the greatest year in stock market history! The Dow ended up nearly 5,000 points for the year which was the highest increase in the Dow’s more than 100 year history. The Dow reached all-time new highs a record 71 times in 2017, breaking the record for the most all-time highs in a calendar year set in 1995.

At the final bell for the year the Dow closed near its highest closing amount ever at 24,719. Since last year’s election the Dow is up 35%!
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/president-trump-1st-year-office-economic-miracle-time-stock-market-highs-jobs-history-highest-gdp-ever/

Finally: Signs of a real economic recovery for the US

US GDP, for example, is now on pace to grow at an annual rate of about 3 percent for the first three full quarters of President Trump’s term. Compare that to the less than 2 percent average annual growth under President Barack Obama.

Indeed, not a single year saw 3 percent growth or more under Obama, the only president in modern history with such a sorry record. Things may finally be turning around.

https://nypost.com/2017/12/30/finally-signs-of-a-real-economic-recovery-for-the-us/

Al Sharpton: Trump Is A Symbol Of ‘Northern Bigotry’

DIDN’T KNOW BIGOTRY HAD REGIONS.

[CtH: Plus, you know, lowest Black and Hispanic unemployment rates in recorded history.  Methinks “people of color” could use more of this alleged “bigotry.”]

Trump wishes a Happy New Year to his supporters, haters, enemies and fake news

President Trump wished Americans a Happy New Year from his Mar-a-Lago luxury resort in south Florida on Sunday, saying that his New Years wishes extended to not just his supporters but also his “enemies” and the “fake news” media.

“As our Country rapidly grows stronger and smarter, I want to wish all of my friends, supporters, enemies, haters, and even the very dishonest Fake News Media, a Happy and Healthy New Year. 2018 will be a great year for America!” Trump tweeted.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-wishes-a-happy-new-year-to-his-supporters-haters-enemies-and-fake-news/ar-BBHB20a?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

Trump pulls brakes on $13B Obama-backed rail-tunnel plan

An Obama-era plan to have the federal government finance half of a $13 billion rail tunnel project ran into a red light Friday from the Trump administration.

The original Obama-era plan called for costs to be split among New York state, New Jersey and the federal government.

But in a letter Friday, the Trump administration notified New York and New Jersey that the Obama-era deal was now “non-existent” because the states recently requested that their portions be covered by loans from the federal government — meaning Washington would supply all of the initial funding for what the Trump White House is calling “a local project.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/31/trump-pulls-brakes-on-13b-obama-backed-rail-tunnel-plan.html

Trump dumps entire White House HIV/AIDS council

Months after a half-dozen members resigned in protest of the Trump administration’s position on health policies, the White House dismissed the rest through a form letter.

The notice “thanked me for my past service and said that my appointment was terminated, effective immediately,” said Patrick Sullivan, an epidemiologist at Emory University who works on HIV testing programs. He was appointed to a four-year term in May 2016.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2017/12/trump-dumps-entire-white-house-hiv-aids-council/

Judge Upholds Controversial Bill Requiring Taxpayers to Fund Abortions in Illinois

The bill forces Illinois state residents to fund abortions of Medicaid recipients and state employee health insurance beneficiaries and sets no expense ceiling nor a limit on the number of abortions that Medicaid will cover.

Rauner said that the state should fund abortions because wealthy women should not have reproductive options not shared by poor women

According to Illinois House Republican Floor Leader, Peter Breen, the new law will oblige taxpayers to foot the bill for “an expected 20,000 to 30,000” abortions per year.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/29/judge-upholds-controversial-bill-requiring-taxpayers-to-fund-abortions-in-illinois/

Clinton Donors David Brock, Susie Tompkins Buell Spent $700,000 to Find Trump Accusers

Left-wing political operatives and Hillary Clinton backers David Brock and Susie Tompkins Buell bankrolled $700,000 allegedly to find people who would accuse then-candidate Donald Trump of sexual misconduct before Election Day 2016

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/31/clinton-donors-david-brock-susie-tompkins-buell-spent-700000-find-trump-accusers/

Sanctuary State Signs Pop Up on California Highways for the New Year: “Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome!”

OFFICIAL SANCTUARY STATE, Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome! Democrats Need The Votes!

The highway signs are apparently commemorating California’s new Sanctuary State status.  NOTE: It is unclear who originated this action.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/photos-sanctuary-state-signs-pop-california-highways-new-year-felons-illegals-ms13-welcome/

CNN Reporter Holds Joints, Lights Bong for Pot Smoker on Live New Year’s Eve Broadcast

CNN reporter Randi Kaye, sporting large marijuana leaf styled earrings, lit a bong for a pot smoker during a live report from Denver broadcast on CNN’s New Year’s Eve show Sunday night that was hosted from Times Square by Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. Kaye was also seen several times holding lit joints on air.

Really @cnn , this is where your morals have landed in 2018? Old ladies and gas mask bongs?

http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/video-cnn-reporter-holds-joints-lights-bong-pot-smoker-live-new-years-eve-broadcast/

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IT GOT EVEN WORSE.

“I found love,” Lemon told Baldwin before breaking into an impromptu ditty as the pair once again rang in the New Year in the Big Easy.

http://people.com/tv/don-lemon-kisses-boyfriend-new-years-cnn/

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Makes Joke About Having Bigger ‘Balls’ Than Don Lemon

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin made a joke about her balls being bigger than Don Lemon’s Sunday during CNN’s coverage of New Year’s Eve.  Baldwin said during CNN’s News Years’ Eve coverage, “By the way, my balls are bigger than your balls.”

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/01/cnns-brooke-baldwin-makes-joke-about-having-bigger-balls-than-don-lemon-video/

Former Israeli Ambassador To The US: Obama Rejected Iran Green Revolution For Nuclear Deal

US President Barack Obama chose not to support the 2009 Iranian Green Protest Movement, because he hoped to reach a deal with Iran on its nuclear weapons that he signed six years later, then-ambassador to the US and current Deputy Minister Michael Oren (Kulanu) said Monday.

Obama’s failure to help Iranian protesters has been criticized since then by Israeli officials, led by Jewish Agency chairman and former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky, who has called it the biggest failure to help human rights in modern history

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Michael-Oren-Obama-rejected-Iran-Green-Revolution-for-nuclear-deal-522585

Ex-Obama State Dept. Spox: We Didn’t Support Iran Protesters in 2009 Because They Asked Us Not To

More from the woman who claimed “job opportunities” were the key to defeating ISIS.
Substitute host Dana Perino didn’t hesitate to put Harf on the hot seat, comparing Obama’s lack of support for Iranian protesters in 2009 with President Trump and VP Pence’s support for the protesters in Iran today.

Exemplifying Obama’s losing, “leading from behind,” approach to foreign policy, Harf said:

“The reason we didn’t [support the protesters] was that it was our judgment—and we were hearing from Iranians protesting on the streets that your support will not help us.”

http://finkelblogger.com/2017/12/31/ex-obama-state-dept-spox-we-didnt-support-iran-protesters-in-2009-because-they-asked-us-not-to/

Former Obama Advisers Tell Trump to ‘Be Quiet’ on Iran Protests

HE WAS WILLING TO LET INNOCENT PEOPLE DIE TO SAVE HIS PRECIOUS IRAN DEAL.

Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice tweeted a New York Times op-ed by former Obama aide Philip Gordon, “How Can Trump Help Iran’s Protesters? Be Quiet.” The author argues that supporting the protests, and taking steps to end the Iran nuclear deal, will only help the regime to delegitimize its internal opponents.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/01/former-obama-advisers-tell-trump-quiet-iran-protests/

Iran blocking social media to ‘maintain public safety’

“Iranian authorities are blocking access to Telegram for the majority of Iranians after our public refusal to shut down … peacefully protesting channels,” Telegram CEO Pavel Durov wrote on Twitter.

Tehran claimed that social media censorship was necessary to maintain public safety.
“With a decision by the Supreme National Security Council, activities of Telegram and Instagram are temporarily limited,” according to a statement on Iranian state TV.

https://nypost.com/2017/12/31/iran-blocking-social-media-to-maintain-public-safety-officials/

White House: Iranian protesters ‘deserve to be heard’

“We support the right of the Iranian people to express themselves peacefully. Their voices deserve to be heard,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/366961-white-house-voices-support-of-iranian-protests

“Exodus in Progress?”: Mystery Aircraft Leave Iran With “No Callsign, Origin, or Destination” As Protests Rage

Last night, a large number of aircraft were spotted leaving Iran with “no callsign, origin, or destination.” Strategic Sentinel, a DC-based firm that provides “nonpartisan international relations and national security analysis,” raised the prospect that the live flight radar data may suggest an “exodus,” is in progress.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/exodus-progress-mystery-aircrafts-leave-iran-no-callsign-origin-destination-protests-rage/

A.F. Branco’s 2017 Legal Insurrection Cartoons

WE CONCLUDE THIS MARATHON OF MERRIMENT WITH THE CARTOON SECTION.

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13 responses to “New Year, New Format

  1. Pistol Pete

    How Trump Saw the Iran Protests Coming

    And why the media didn’t have a clue.
    Months before the protests that are shaking the Islamic Republic of Iran began, President Trump stood before the entire world at the United Nations and boldly declared that the terror regime would fall.

    “The good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran’s people are what their leaders fear the most,” he correctly predicted.

    As another day of protests begins, as the Islamist thugs of the IRGC face a choice between an outraged populace and a failing regime, his words in that September speech ring truer than ever.

    “The longest-suffering victims of Iran’s leaders are, in fact, its own people,” he pointed out.
    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268900/how-trump-saw-iran-protests-coming-daniel-greenfield

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  2. Pistol Pete

    FYI: it took 20 minutes and opening two different browsers to insert this picture.I followed CtHs instructions and still have no idea how I did it.

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  3. Pistol Pete

    Arkansas Woman Who Declared Her Gun Range A ‘Muslim Free Zone’ Enters Governor’s Race

    Jan Morgan, 54, announced her candidacy in a new release sent Sunday night and at an event in Hot Springs.

    She owns the Gun Cave shooting range in Hot Springs. In 2014, she drew national media attention by declaring her gun range a “Muslim Free Zone,” saying that she was concerned about the safety of other customers if Muslims patronized her business.

    In her campaign’s news release, Morgan said she traveled the state for six months talking to Arkansans before making her decision to run.
    http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/jan/01/arkansas-woman-who-declared-her-gun-range-muslim-f/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=morning_email_1118&utm_content=morning_email_1118+CID_39cdb29d094cb915794458171f0b2070&utm_source=Email%20Marketing%20Platform&utm_term=Arkansas%20woman%20who%20declared%20her%20gun%20range%20a%20Muslim%20Free%20Zone%20enters%20governors%20race

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  4. Pistol Pete

    CNN Panel Rings in New Year By Laughing at Democrats’ Messaging
    It’s a new year, but a CNN panel hosted by Nia-Malika Henderson took a few moments this weekend to reflect on Democrats’ poor messaging in 2017 – poor messaging which resulted in their pacing far behind the Republicans in fundraising. As of November, the RNC had $39.8 million in cash on hand, to the DNC’s $6.3 million.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2018/01/02/cnn-panel-rings-in-new-year-by-laughing-at-democrats-messaging-n2429098

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  5. Maybe I’m missing something, but the new format looks an awful lot like the old one.

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    • BoB: new format looks an awful lot like the old one.

      Oh, good. I thought maybe I was missing something. 😀

      It’s just hard to improve upon PPPerfection, y’see.

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      • Just between you and me, mindful, Pete had me a little worried. As a general rule I’m not a fan of change, unless the change constitutes an improvement large enough to justify the inconvenience and disruption it causes. (I’m the schlub who has the unenviable task of doing nearly all the behind-the-scenes work on PN [copy editing, categorizing, etc.] so change of almost any kind is particularly inconvenient for me.)

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        • Pistol Pete

          Back in the olden days,two days ago,when you clicked on ‘edit’ an img box came up(along with lot of other gibberish I never understood.I just took the image copy,click on img and uploaded(I think that’s the word) and it appeared.You didn’t have to mess with the image library and stuff.I may get it right eventually.Did I mention how I hate getting used to something and then it gets changed?

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          • I hear you, Pete. Whenever WordPress or Apple or Google or anyone else decides to fix something that isn’t broken, my sclerotic brain goes bonkers at the prospect of having to unlearn the old way and learn the new one. It’s easy for the young folks, but for us geezers, it’s a major trial.

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      • chrissythehyphenated

        IKWYM. I read, “long and rambling” and thought, “Wait, wut? How is that NEW and DIFFERENT?!” LOLOL

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  6. chrissythehyphenated

    Back in those pre-9/11 days when I identified as a liberal, the one thing I was sure drew all my then cohort together was opposition to fascism, whether secular or religious.

    Boy, was I wrong and never was that more clear than in 2009 when the Green Movement demonstrators were marching through the streets of Tehran and other Iranian cities, demanding freedom from the mullahs.

    Read the rest @

    https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/liberal-humiliation-trump-vs-obama-iran/

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