GRAMMY IN RECOVERY: Hugged and kissed the last departures yesterday morning. ::sigh:: It was a great holiday. I’m exhausted! LOL The toys are almost all back on their shelves, but I can’t find the marbles for the marble run. No doubt the fastest way to find them will be to order a new bag of marbles. Dishes – half done. Laundry – half done. Desk – don’t ask. Aaaaaand, on to the news …
PELOSI: The Democrat Speaker of the House says it is not her job to tell Democrat members of the House how to exercise their First Amendment rights.
She, however, has NO difficulty telling the Republican President of the United States how to exercise HIS.
She’s also told us that a border wall is “an immorality”, but when a legal immigrant police officer was murdered by an illegal immigrant criminal, she had nothing to say at all.
What a phony.
TRUMP ECONOMY: Democrats are not happy that we’re doing well —
“The December jobs statement contains some positive news, yet these gains threaten to slip away because of the Trump Shutdown.” – Nancy Pelosi
“The economy shows unsure signs of its direction.” –– Steny Hoyer
“Thanks to Trump, volatility in the federal government is translating into volatility across our economy.” — Tom Perez
VETO THREAT: Thankfully, the Democrat’s budget is going nowhere — The Trump administration issued a statement opposing the budget plan passed by the Democrat-majority House. It’s very unlikely the Republican-majority Senate will pass it anyway.
DEMOCRAT PRIORITIES: Singh’s death didn’t fit their narrative — Cpl. Ronil Singh was a legal immigrant and law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty by an illegal alien last week.
He was laid to rest on Saturday, leaving behind a young wife and 5-month-old son. Law enforcement and fire departments from around the country joined in remembering him and the sacrifice he made.
California’s Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom couldn’t be bothered. He was too busy watching the Sacramento Kings play basketball.
ELIZABETH WARREN: Not one of the cool kids — William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection called Elizabeth Warren’s New Year’s Eve social media broadcast a “Dukakis Tank Moment. For those too young to remember, 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis tried to overcome the public perception that he was a wimp and soft on the military by dressing up in camo and riding around in a tank.
“Dukakis in the tank” remains shorthand for backfired public relations outings. The Bush campaign used it against him and even the press corps howled with laughter. Warren’s campaign launch has a “Dukakis in the tank” feel. On New Year’s Eve, she tried to mimic Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by live streaming her meal preparation from her kitchen. It is painful to watch.
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE: First two Republican women — Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are set to become the first female Republican senators to serve on the Judiciary Committee. Both have strong pro-life voting records.
Pro-life groups are especially excited for Blackburn’s appointment, because she has been a leading force in investigations against Planned Parenthood.
This committee will be busy. Although Senate Republicans confirmed a record number of appellate judges last year, the total number of vacancies are still 52% higher than they were in July 2016, with more than 130 positions on the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals still vacant.
DO WE CARE IF THE U.N. IS GOING BROKE? — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the U.N. is running out of money and is urging members to pay up amid a looming financial crisis for the international body.
AUTISTIC BUSINESS: German-based Auticon caters to autistic individuals. The firm was founded in 2013 by Gray Benoist who saw few options in the workplace for his two autistic sons. “Both are incredibly capable and smart and deserve an opportunity to be able to express that.” He now has 150 employees. One of his sites is a small firm located in Santa Monica that tests software and fixes bugs. The article is worth reading! It points out two reasons why catering to the needs of autistic employees isn’t charity.
TISSUE ALERT: I had trouble reading all the way through. Too many tears! What a story!