Daily Archives: November 28, 2018

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WOOHOO!: “Congratulations to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith on your big WIN in the Great State of Mississippi. We are all very proud of you!” – President Trump, Nov 27, 2018, 11 pm.

The Senate next year will have 53 Republicans, giving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell three votes to spare to confirm President Trump’s judges. There are 112 district court vacancies and 11 appellate vacancies on the federal bench.

https://www.facebook.com/RepTomReed/videos/2349592268641664/

TOM REED ON CNN: Talking about the looming government funding deadline, the border wall, and the GM factory shutdowns.

Also, Rep. Tom Reed’s bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus struck a deal with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on a series of rules changes aimed at giving more lawmakers a voice in lawmaking. The deal isn’t as far-reaching as what the Problem Solvers originally sought, but it would open up the legislative process to popular bipartisan measures while diluting the influence of lawmakers on the far right and far left.

Reed (who is my rep) says, “These rule changes represent a hopeful and substantial breakthrough to empower the people we represent, enable rank-and-file Members to truly govern and make it easier for bipartisan bills to pass.”

CATHOLIC CHARITY: The California wildfire hit hard within the Diocese of Sacramento. Before the fire was even fully contained, the department of schools for the diocese announced that it would be offering free tuition at its Catholic schools for any Butte County students displaced by the wildfire.

INGRATES: Obama saved GM with taxpayer dollars. Now the company says it’s going to cut up to 14,000 workers in North America. President Trump threatened to cut off subsidies. “Very disappointed with General Motors and their CEO, Mary Barra, for closing plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland. Nothing being closed in Mexico & China. The U.S. saved General Motors, and this is the THANKS we get! We are now looking at cutting all @GM subsidies, including for electric cars. General Motors made a big China bet years ago when they built plants there (and in Mexico) – don’t think that bet is going to pay off. I am here to protect America’s Workers!”

TWITTER: There’s an article here about the on-going issue of social media bias against conservative speech.

CLIMATE ACTIVISTS CLOBBERED IN MIDTERMS: Voters rejected the two highest-profile climate-activist ballot initiatives, severely punished Republicans who joined the congressional Climate Solutions Caucus, and sent home the Democratic climate activist most heavily supported by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer.

Washington State voters soundly rejected a ballot initiative that would have taxed carbon dioxide emissions. Arizona voters inflicted a humiliating defeat on a ballot initiative that would have required 50 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable sources.

2018_11 20 Mashhadi tweet

WELL, THAT’S JUST WRONG: On Nov 20, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said this as part of his pitch for an international convention against speech critical of the Muslim prophet:

“There were prophets of Allah other [than Muhammad], but there is no mention of them in human history. There is negligible mention of them. Moses is mentioned, but there is no mention of Jesus in history.”

Yeah, no. The life of Jesus Christ is better documented than that of any figure from ancient times. Written accounts of His life date from as early as twenty years after He left Earth. Compare this to the over 200 year gap between the death of Alexander the Great and his earliest biography!

SHRILLARY: On Tuesday, Bill and Hillary Clinton kicked off their 13-city tour dubbed ‘An Evening with the Clintons.’ They spoke in Toronto to a hall that was 83% empty. This figure is made even more embarrassing by the fact that as the date of the event neared, the venue was not able to give tickets away at just $6.55 each. Ticket prices started between $200 and $53 Canadian. VIDEO: Right after trashing President Trump, Hillary had another of her coughing fits that went on an on.

2018_11 27 2d A tweets

2d AMENDMENT:West Wing” and “Get Out” actor Bradley Whitford hates the Second Amendment. And he isn’t afraid to use Twitter to drip scorn all over those who believe we have a right to bear arms. I copied his original tweet with my favorite response above. Here are some other good come backs:

  • You mean as opposed to someone who has to judge others and then convince himself he OBVIOUSLY knows better, in order to feel like a man?
  • How about ones who virtual signal behind gated communities.
  • I’m a woman who owns a gun. I have no desire to be a man.
  • Nothing says “I’m super-woke” like writing off an entire sex because it screws up your narrative.
  • How about the disabled and the elderly who own guns to protect themselves? Do they earn your contempt as well?

https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2018/11/28/whos-pathetic-woke-west-wing-actor-bradley-whitford-outs-self-as-flaming-sexist-with-this-gun-grabbing-tweet/

2018_11 28 Dana Loesch tweet

ABOUT THAT: This rule was SO unpopular that the NRA, ACLU, and disability charities and mental health professionals on both sides of the aisle came together to oppose it.

AVENATTI and STORMY: On Wednesday, Stormy Daniels told The Daily Beast that not only did Michael Avenatti sue Donald Trump for defaming her against her wishes, but also he started a fundraising site to raise money for her legal defense without telling her. She says she learned about the fundraising on Twitter and that Avenatti has been ignoring her repeated requests for accounting information about it for months.

NOT MY PRESIDENT, THANK GOD: At an event on Tuesday night, Obama said, “Suddenly America is the largest oil producer, that was me people … say thank you.” THEN, he accused America of having a big “smugness” problem. Oh well. At least he still looks good in a tux.

DEMOCRAT v. DEMOCRATS: California Rep. Barbara Lee lost her bid to become the first woman to lead the House Democratic Caucus when her fellow Democrats chose a younger-than-her black man for the position. She blamed ageism and sexism. ::snork::

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Border Crisis

2018_11 27 Fake News - border photo toon

MEDIA WHORE MAMA: “I don’t always pimp out my half-naked, barefoot children for 15 minutes of fame, but when I do, I wear my best Disney Princess t-shirt.”

VIDEO: Nov 26, 2018 – Ami Horowitz: The Truth Behind the Caravan [7:41]

  • 90% to 95% are men who are looking for “a better life”
  • People Without Borders (PWB) appear to be funding it.
  • PWB believe “America is nothing.”
  • PWB teaches migrants how to game our immigration and welfare systems.
  • One motivation appears to be to “stick it to Trump.”
  • Most migrants appear to be economic refugees, but some are violent.
  • “Should America let in everybody who wants to come in?” “Yes.”

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MILLIONS OF ILLEGALS: Based on government data, a new Pew Research Center student estimates there were 10.7 million illegal immigrants living in the United States in 2016, down from a high of 12.2 million in 2007 and the lowest since 2004. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on the verge of a major diplomatic success with Mexico’s incoming government that would process the asylum claims of migrants while keeping them south of the border.

SHOW ME THE MONEY, HONEY: Educated on a legal loophole that lets migrant “families” with kids enter the United States, the Homeland Security Department reported Tuesday that men showing up with kids at the border has spiked 110 percent in just the last two years.

The department noted that children could be used by smugglers and drug traffickers to enter the country. Families are also using fraud to game the immigration system. The department said that 170 families have been caught lying about their relationships to enter the U.S.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen explained that historically, less than 10 percent of those claiming asylum from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador are found eligible. “Most of these migrants are seeking jobs or to join family who are already in the U.S.”

VIDEO: The Truth About the Migrant Caravan [10:30] – This is a good compilation of facts and videos, especially of Obama and Schumer sounding JUST LIKE TRUMP about immigration. He also makes excellent points about what a bad job California is doing taking care of ITS OWN POOR.

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STILTON SOUNDS OFF: Things are heating up considerably on our southern border, where the (ahem) “caravan” of Hispanic men (with a small sprinkling of women and children, densely surrounded by photographers) are aggressively – and illegally – trying to enter our country.

The toddlers apparently covered the 2000 miles at bullet train speeds while in their bare feet, and with no food, water, or shelter. You have to give them points for tenacity, if not credibility.

Democrats are predictably (and eternally) in full meltdown mode, being especially horrified that tear gas was deployed defensively against the violent, rock-throwing miscreants attempting to injure (or worse) our law enforcement officers.

Although strangely, headlines about the confrontations tend to read “Trump gasses children at border,” as if he was personally marching the weeping toddlers into the cyanide shower stalls. Luminary Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez specifically likened the situation to the Holocaust because…uh…because… Oh yeah! Because Trump! Yeah, that’s the ticket!

Little (no) mention was made of the FACT that, between FY 2012 and FY 2017 — i.e., under Obama — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) law enforcement officials, including Border Patrol agents, utilized tear gas against migrants at or near the border at least 80 times with NO LEFTIST OUTRAGE breaking out.

We are not unsympathetic to those people (not including the criminals, gang members, or incurably diseased) who want to come into the United States – which remains, despite the Dems’ best efforts, the land of opportunity.

But we would also not be unsympathetic to the distressed shipwreck survivors still in the water once the only life boat has been filled to the point that even one more person added will sink the boat – causing everyone to drown.

There are limits to what we can do, and those limits need to be established by law and enforced through legal means – not by mob rule. Because when our nation’s laws fail – and they might – the question won’t be who’s coming into this country, but how the rest of us can get the hell out.

TEAR GAS AIN’T SO BAD: Below is one soldier’s account of something that is SOP for boot camp. (My Army Princess called it the day of the “Sonic Snot.”)

“I was tear-gassed, along with about 60 of my closest friends, in an enclosed space about 20 years ago. I remember it vividly. I was marched, along with the 59 other members of Echo Company, 2/60th Infantry Battalion, into a room. The room — barely big enough for the 60 of us — was dark, the windows were tiny and sealed, and the doors were closed.

“It wasn’t fun. It wasn’t comfortable. It also wasn’t remotely deadly. And it is one hell of a deterrent. They released us from the room into the blistering heat of South Carolina in July, and suddenly things began to look up. My eyes cleared after 5 minutes. My nose and throat were back to normal in 15 minutes. And remember, we were exposed in an enclosed space. Tear gas deployed in the open air — as it was at the border — disperses much more quickly.

“Having been through it myself, I would argue that tear gas is absolutely a reasonable — even somewhat restrained — response to violent attempts to charge the border and to injure Border Patrol agents.”

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Best Christmas Gift for 2018

2018_11 28 Trump toilet brush

I’m guessing the purveyors of this toilet brush intended it to be a YUGE insult to our president. After all, it is called “Commander in Crap”, is marketed to “Make Your Toilet Great Again”, and ships from California.

BUT I think it is not only HYSTERICAL, but also the perfect gift for folks on BOTH sides of the political spectrum. Consider just how much the Trump Haters on your list would enjoy giving The Donald a swirly in their poo. Heck, it might even be therapeutic for them!

Meanwhile, those of us who respect the man who IS our president are more than happy to hijack yet another attempt by Lefties to mock him. Think YUGE, BIGLY, and COVFEFE.

Unlike that woman he beat who is NOT our president, Donald Trump didn’t enter politics and game the system to GET rich. He made HIS money providing goods and services to people who were willing to pay. THEN, he set aside his chance to retire with his billions in order to dive into the swamp.

He could be golfing and enjoying his grandkids. Instead, he works long hours and endures endless vicious attacks on himself and his family. And why? Because he knows he has the skills needed to fix this nation he loves so much.

So get a Trump Toilet Brush for your own self and have FUN helping him “clean up the crap” while smirking about how WE don’t get all head explody about things like this. We just LOL about them. (Can you imagine if anyone had made one of these for Obama in 2011?)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/605577936/original-commander-in-crap-toilet-brush

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HOTEL BEDS: How to Avoid Bedbugs

2018_11 28 Bedbug

1. When you first enter a new hotel room, put your luggage on a luggage rack or in the bathroom — an unlikely place for bed bugs to hide — while you inspect the bedding and furniture.

2. Pull back the bed sheets and blankets and check the mattress and box-spring seams for bugs, especially at the head of the bed. Adults, nymphs, and eggs are visible to the naked eye. Also keep your eyes peeled for exoskeletons (casings that the bugs leave behind when they molt) and dark, rust-colored spots. You can also lift the mattress and check underneath, too, using a flashlight if possible.

3. If there is any upholstered furniture, check that as well, especially at the seams and the head and neck area. If you see any telltale signs, tell hotel staff and ask for a new room, preferably in another part of the building.

4. Stow your suitcases, zipped closed, on a luggage rack or a hard surface for the length of your stay. You can also pack large plastic trash bags and keep your luggage in them during your time in the hotel. Try not to spread my stuff all over room.

5. When you get home, if you have any concerns that you’ve brought home a stray hitchhiker or two, tumble your travel clothes in a hot dryer for up to 30 minutes. Dryer heat will kill bed bugs, but simply washing the clothes usually won’t.

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