The pile of links just keeps a-gettin’ higher. I may have to break this into two different posts. That’s okay, DW isn’t around and there’s nothing on my busy social calendar today. Lucky you.
THE PRESIDENT SPOKE AT THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND YESTERDAY ADDRESSED A PACKED HOUSE OF 9,000 AT THE NRA CONVENTION
Worshippers Filled U.S. Capitol to Mark National Day of Prayer
National Statuary Hall in the nation’s Capitol resounded with praise music and prayer on Thursday as Christians marked the National Day of Prayer for the country and its leaders in all branches of the federal government.
THE PRESIDENT SPEAKS OF FAITH WHILE THE PRESS OBSESSES OVER A TRAMP WHO MAKES DIRTY PICTURES
Press Disrupt National Day of Prayer with Live Segment, Shouted Question on Stormy Daniels
While President Trump greeted religious leaders at the White House Thursday and established a new faith-based office on the National Day of Prayer, many in the press were so focused on the Stormy Daniels scandal that they disrupted the event and offended some attendees.
Trump at NRA Convention: Trusting The People with Guns Is Part of Trusting Them with FreedomBreitbart News reported that Trump used an early portion of his speech to stress that our right to keep and bear arm originates in God, not government. He said, “Your second amendment rights … will never, ever be under siege as long as I am president. … We believe that our liberty is a gift from our Creator, that no government can ever take it away.”
These are powerful statements, affirming Trump’s conviction that our rights and liberty come from God. Therefore, it is fitting that the people are free to exercise those rights and bask in that liberty.
Trump To Cheering NRA Crowd: ‘Come And Take It’
Trump referenced Texas fighting for its independence, stating, “They had men all over the place, the [Santa Anna] army was big. This time they were met by dozens of Texans, soldiers, settlers and ordinary citizens, who had rushed to Gonzalez to defend their rights and their freedom as Santa Anna’s men watched from a distance, those brave Texans raised the flag for all to see.”
The flag, Trump explained, had a cannon on it along with four words: “Come and take it.”
Economy adds 164K jobs in April, unemployment lowest since 2000
THIS IS FROM THE HILL, WHERE THEY REFUSE TO GIVE TRUMP CREDIT FOR ANYTHING
With a tightening labor market, job growth is expected to slow down somewhat as the unemployment rate drops into the rarely seen 3 percent range.
But wage growth remains stubborn, and companies have been slow to raise wages despite getting a boost to their bottom lines from the GOP’s tax-cut bill.
Businesses continue to complain that they can’t find enough qualified workers to fill openings.
Valerie Jarrett: We should also give Obama credit for low unemployment
Former President Barack Obama’s top adviser Valerie Jarrett dodged on giving President Trump credit for the lowest unemployment rate in almost two decades.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Friday that the U.S. economy added 164,000 jobs in April, pushing the unemployment rate down to 3.9 percent, the lowest since 2000.
When asked on CNN’s “New Day” if Jarrett gives Trump credit for that, she deferred to giving Obama credit for starting the trend.
Look, I think we have to look at it over a longer horizon than that. If you think about what the economy was like when President Obama took office –we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. And, under his watch the unemployment rate dropped in half and it’s encouraging to see that we’re continuing to make progress,” Jarret said.
750,000? NICE TO BE ABLE TO MAKE UP BULLSHIT AND CNN SWALLOWS IT WHOLE
This Is CNN: April Ryan Trash Talks About Street Fighting Sarah Sanders, Calls Her ‘Gutter’
CNN Political Analyst April Ryan spoke repeatedly about engaging White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a violent street fight following a confrontation late in Thursday’s press briefing where Sanders called out Ryan for making up a statement by Sanders and Ryan getting angry at Sanders in response.
NBC Reporter: Bill Clinton Told Tom Perez to Not Let the Party Go to Bernie Folks
“The DNC is unpopular with its own base,” Allen said. “Roughly half the Democratic Party felt like the DNC was unfairly tipping the scales in the last presidential election trying to get Hillary Clinton nominated trying to hurt Bernie Sanders.”
The bad blood between the Clinton and Sanders camps resumed “the minute Donald Trump was elected,” Allen claimed.
Report: John Kerry Recently Met With Iranian Official in Attempt to Save Iran Nuclear Deal
THIS POMPOUS ASS SHOULD BE IN PRISON FOR TREASON COMMITTED 40 YEARS AGO,AND HE’S STILL DOING IT.
John Kerry’s bid to save one of his most significant accomplishments as secretary of state took him to New York on a Sunday afternoon two weeks ago, where, more than a year after he left office, he engaged in some unusual shadow diplomacy with a top-ranking Iranian official.
The Logan Act reads: “Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
Pelosi: Oh, You’d Better Believe I’ll Be Speaker Again If Democrats Win in November
If House Republicans are to overcome the various worrisome trends and warning signs we’ve been covering and manage to beat the odds by retaining control of the lower chamber in the November elections, they’ll need to brew up something of a perfect storm: A strong economy, improved job approval numbers for the president, and a much more energized base — perhaps courtesy of impeachment fears, a major catalyzing event, and a polarizing political foil on the other side.
Snoop Dogg’s ‘All-White’ Kanye Post Goes ViralKanye West’s open declarations of support for Donald Trump and criticism of the “plantation” mentality of the Democratic Party have been met with massive backlash from the Left. In the last few days, a Detroit hip-hop radio station officially banned his music, a Democratic congresswoman told him to stop talking so much, and many of his fellow performers have denounced him.
Among his peers who have slammed him is Snoop Dogg, who posted an image on Instagram on Thursday of an “allwhite” Kanye that has quickly gone viral.
Detroit Radio Station Bans Kanye West’s Music Over His Support of President Trump
Detroit radio station 105.1 The Bounce has banned Kanye West’s music over his support for President Donald Trump.
THE PLANTATION MASTERS ARE PANICKING. IF THEIR SHARE OF THE BLACK VOTE DROPS BELOW 92% THEY CAN’T WIN.
“We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that ‘slavery was a choice.’ We are over it. We don’t want to hear Kanye’s music, we don’t want to play Kanye on our show, we don’t want to talk about Kanye anymore. So we are taking a stand and we aren’t playing his music anymore; we just are refusing to give him a platform,” the post stated. It was signed by BiGG & Shay Shay from the Morning Bounce.
Michael Barone: Democrats’ dangerous case of Trump Derangement Syndrome
The standard pattern has been for presidents to start off their term with high honeymoon ratings, then sag somewhat in their second years unless buoyed (as both Presidents Bush were) by perceived foreign policy successes.
Trump’s trajectory has been different. After his barbed tweets and controversial campaign, surprise win, and revelation of the Clinton-campaign-financed Steele dossier, he was never in honeymoon territory. His average job approval in the realclearpolitics.com average never topped 46 percent — the same percentage he won in the popular vote against Hillary Clinton.
Feud between Roseanne and Stormy Daniels erupts on Twitter, takes ‘extreme’ to a whole new level
As historians in the future look back at 2018 and try to separate the fact from fiction, they may be challenged to just divide the odd from the truly bizarre.
But the battle between Stormy Daniels and Roseanne Barr seemed to leave many on Twitter speechless.
Replying to @PattyArquette and 2 others
she’s known for anal porn scenes.
I don’t even do anal movies, you ignorant twat. That’s like saying you are known for your beautiful rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. https://twitter.com/therealroseanne/status/992301702660304897 …
Replying to @StormyDaniels
Not a big fan of that Roseanne, but Pornhub is filled with anal scenes of you @StormyDaniels
Don Lemon: It Is My Obligation As A Journalist To Call Trump A Racist
SO HOW DID YOU GET YOUR JOB? IT SURE WASN’T BECAUSE OF YOUR TALENT
CNN anchor Don Lemon said during a summit Friday that he believes it is his job as a journalist to call President Donald Trump a racist.
“Critical thinking is important as a journalist. If you cannot surmise that this president — if he’s not racist, he’s certainly racist-adjacent,” Lemon asserted. “We have come to a consensus in our society that facts matter. I feel like it’s my obligation to say that.”
Of the bureaucracy, by the bureaucracy, and for the bureaucracy
Bullies who abuse their power like Bungling Bob Mueller and Jim Shady Comey co-opted the national press decades ago. Using leaks to take out critics — indeed President Nixon — the FBI created this illusion that it is an independent agency that is some unelected guardian angel of our republic.
Comey shattered that image when his agents smashed to smithereens the evidence of Hillary’s breaches of national security in an effort to get her elected so Comey could continue his job.