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I'm a 60 something wife, mom and grandmom who is homebound/disabled by severe hypersensitivity to chemicals. I fill my days with learning, loving and art. My favorite values are truth, generosity and gratitude.

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2018_11 16 Snow by Deb Hill

PHOTO: Taken by a friend and posted on Facebook. This is what my neighborhood looked like when I walked Daisey today. So pretty!

FORMAT CHANGE: I noticed that WordPress puts no space between a video and the text that comes after, so I’m switching my explanatory text from before to after related graphics and videos in hopes the spacing will make more sense. Just so you know. Cuz I’m so sure all my Alert Readers really pay soooo much attention to these things! LOL

WELL CRAP: Pro-abortion Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has officially won Arizona’s open Senate seat. She won 49.7% of the vote; her pro-life GOP opponent, Martha McSally, won 48%. Sinema is an open bisexual; McSally is a retired Air Force colonel and the United States’ first female combat pilot.

SPILLING THE BEANS: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke truth when he explained that New York had to offer Amazon a generous incentive to come here, because of our high taxes. Cuomo: “It’s not a level playing field to begin with.” “All things being equal, if we do nothing, they’re going to Texas.”

Iowahawk tweeted: “What did we learn today kids? By giving away the farm to land Amazon, New York incentivized every business in New York to threaten leaving unless they get a farm of their own.”

My other favorite tweet: “Sometimes truth just inadvertently slips out of a politicians mouth when they aren’t looking.”

2018_11 15 Pelosi

BABYLON BEE: Pelosi predicted that the death toll from her being ousted as the Dems’ top congressperson would be “ten times larger” than the deaths that resulted from Trump’s election, the Republican tax cuts, and Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. “This will kill more people than global warming, the net neutrality repeal, and Republicanism combined,” she said gravely. “I will retain power at all costs in order to save us from this terrible fate—even if it kills Democrats’ chances at reinventing the party for good.”

2018_11 16 Avenatti by StiltonAVENATTI LIES: Yesterday, he tweeted, Contrary to @foxnews and others, I have always advocated for due process including with Judge Kavanaugh (we demanded a full and thorough investigation repeatedly). Any claim to the contrary is bogus. Many of these “pundits” don’t even know what legal due process is.

Best tweet reply: That’s interesting. Because during a CNN tape in September — one week *before* Julie Swetnick — you said Trump should “pull the nomination” and “move to the next nominee,” citing a lie detector test you acknowledged is “not admissible in a court of law.”

IMMIGRATION: THIS is how it’s done. Billy Idol became a U.S. citizen on Wednesday in Los Angeles, holding the American flag as he took the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance.

DEMOCRAT SCHMUCKS: On October 13, Tucker Carlson was out with two of his children and some friends. “Toward the end of the meal, my 19-year-old daughter went to the bathroom with a friend. On their way back through the bar, a middle aged man stopped my daughter and asked if she was sitting with Tucker Carlson,” he explained. “She answered, ‘That’s my dad,’ and pointed to me. The man responded, ‘Are you Tucker’s whore?’ He then called her a ‘f***ing c***.’” For the record, Carlson did NOT give this man what he so richly deserved, for which he deserves a medal.

Now, for the follow up. Mr. Abusive Potty Mouth who made Ms. Carlson cry has been identified as a (now former) member of the Board of Directors for the Women’s Initiative, a group that describes its mission as “empowering women in times of challenge and change.”

Tucker Carlson: “East Coast opinion columnists may routinely denigrate them, but Americans remain a caring, generous people. And sadly, some people take advantage of that. A year ago, Mark Damico and Kate McClure raised over $400,000 on Go Fund Me, allegedly to help Johnny Bobbit, a homeless man who had assisted them when they ran out of gas on the highway. Later, bobbit accused the couple of keeping the money for themselves. Now, authorities say the entire story was a hoax from the beginning, and all three individuals are facing charges.” Mark Steyn joins Tucker to discuss this and offer some good advice.

SORE LOSER: Move over, Hillary. Florida’s gubernatorial voting machine recount earned Andrew Gillum (D) exactly ONE new vote. Despite the fact that Ron DeSantis (R) is ahead by more than what is required to trigger a manual recount, but Gillum is refusing to concede. Apparently, D stands for Douche.

ALSO FLORIDA: The machine recount in Florida’s senate race has finished and Republican Rick Scott’s margin has increased by 865 votes to a 13,247 lead. However, the margin is less than 0.25%, so unless Democrat Bill Nelson concedes (which seems unlikely), a manual recount must be done.

PAIN: In Morocco there grows a cactus-like plant that’s so hot that it actually destroy nerve endings. It’s been tested successfully on dogs for pain relief and offers hope for some day being available for serious, non-opioid, pain relief in humans, particularly for joints and cancer.

Steve Martin is a punctuation cop just like me! LOL

Ow, my sides hurt from laughing! Stick with this video through the annoying little ad in the middle.

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GRAMMY REPORT: Happy 37th birthday to Mama Buzz (today) and 9th birthday to Lil Buzz (yesterday). Dearest, Army Princess, and Grandbabygirl left around noon today to beat the blizzard. Daisey and I are tired. But what a great way to get tired, right? Dearest won’t be back until Tuesday morning, so we have lots of time to catch up on our rest.

2018_11 14 Poking the bear by Terrell

TODDLER JIM: A federal District Court Judge in D.C., Timothy Kelly, heard two hours of argument today on the motion for a temporary restraining order requested by CNN and Jim Acosta regarding his White House “hard pass.” He intends to announce his decision tomorrow. The tweets Legal Insurrection posted suggest Kelly was underwhelmed by CNN’s arguments.

TUCKER CARLSON: “Call CNN what you will. But don’t pretend they’re defenders of the First Amendment.” This interview with Victor Davis Hanson is well worth watching.

STORMY’S LAWYER: Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Stormy Daniels, has been arrested for domestic violence. Avenatti, who has publicly speculated about a presidential run in 2020, says he is “confident that I will be fully exonerated.” Wait, what? Aren’t we all supposed to #BelieveTheWoman these days? Back when Brett Kavanaugh was being slimed by baseless accusations against him, Michael Avenatti was perfectly fine with flipping due process the bird. But since landing in the hot seat himself, he’s had a change of heart.

2018_11 15 iowahawk tweet

BOMBARD BODY LANGUAGE: Michael Avenatti Speech Arrested Released on Bail

https://bombardsbodylanguage.com/2018/11/15/body-language-michael-avenatti-speech-arrested-released-on-bail/

2018_11 15 Baier tweet

CARAVAN INVASION: The Left says, “Don’t believe your eyes.” Denying reality is what they do. I am inclined to cite the Emperor’s New Clothes, but the idea of Nancy Pelosi in the buff is just too mind bleachy. I don’t understand AT ALL how “removing the border between the U.S. and Mexico” would work. Is Mexico going to cede sovereignty to us? Will Trump become their president too? If U.S. citizens decide to wander around Mexico without a visa or identification will they no longer be arrested? I’m thinking what they’re really talking about is not “no border between the U.S. and Mexico”, but a one-way border that protects Mexico’s sovereignty while totally eliminating ours.

CLASSY LEFTIST PROTESTERS: Ben Shapiro spoke at Ohio State this week and was protested, as usual. In case you had any doubts about the Left’s utter lack of anything good, just listen to what they were chanting.

#NEVERNANCY: Seventeen House Democrats have signed a letter vowing that they will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House. Unless Democrats “find” some more ballots, they will hold about 227 seats in the House next year, so if these 17 stick to their pledge, she could lack the necessary 218 votes needed to retake the gavel.

2018_11 14 Mia Love

GOP LEADERSHIP: House Republicans have selected Kevin McCarthy to be the Minority Leader, 159-43. Steve Scalise, who was shot on a baseball field last year, unanimously won re-election to the No. 2 spot as whip. Liz Cheney will be GOP conference chairman.

FINAL PUSH: House Republicans still have the majority until January 3, and they’re hoping to make the most of it with key votes on the border wall and possibly more tax cuts.

KAMALA HARRIS: During the nomination hearing for Ronald Vitello to be director of ICE, Democrat Senator Kamala Harris talked to him like she was a mommy taking her naughty little boy step-by-step through what he had done and why it was wrong. Then she compared ICE to the KKK, which had just been likened to a terrorist group. The KKK? Really? That’s going to come as a surprise to ICE’s majority non-white work force.

DEMOCRATS HATE RELIGION: Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. Back then only 3 lawmakers voted against the legislation, but today over 170 House Democrats publicly back a bill which would effectively gut the RFRA.

OUCH: Now that I’ve got my new puter up and running, I’m happily able to play SCRABBLE again. My current opponents are Frankly the Nut and Mama Buzz. This was my rack yesterday. :0P

2018_11 14 BAD rack

PEOPLE ARE AWESOME! This is really fun. 🙂

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The Future of the Democrat Party

Al Loco: How incompetent is she? Let us count the ways!

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Economic Genius

 

Dana Loesch: Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is a Gift to the GOP

 

 

 

“$40 TRILLION is a Lot of Money…” Even CNN Can’t Accept Ocasio-Cortez’s Socialist B.S.

 

 

One of these videos says O-C has a degree in economics; another says she has a degree in international relations. According to her bio at Wikipedia, “She graduated cum laude from Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and international relations.” At Boston University, “cum laude” means she graduated with a B+ average overall. Her course load likely included 12 courses each in economics and international relations, plus two writing courses, as well as two courses each from the natural sciences, the humanities, and math & computer science area. That course load fills up the usual four courses per semester over four years college experience. I’m guessing she tested out of the language proficiency requirement, because her mother was born in Puerto Rico and likely raised her to be bilingual.

The fourth video cites this article which is 22 pages long, double spaced, and free to download.

The Costs of a National Single-Payer Healthcare System by Charles Blahous

Abstract: The leading current bill to establish single-payer health insurance, the Medicare for All Act (M4A), would, under conservative estimates, increase federal budget commitments by approximately $32.6 trillion during its first 10 years of full implementation (2022–2031), assuming enactment in 2018. This projected increase in federal healthcare commitments would equal approximately 10.7 percent of GDP in 2022, rising to nearly 12.7 percent of GDP in 2031 and further thereafter. Doubling all currently projected federal individual and corporate income tax collections would be insufficient to finance the added federal costs of the plan. It is likely that the actual cost of M4A would be substantially greater than these estimates, which assume significant administrative and drug cost savings under the plan, and also assume that healthcare providers operating under M4A will be reimbursed at rates more than 40 percent lower than those currently paid by private health insurance

The third video also references this article from the National Examiner:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has terrible ideas on healthcare by Sally Pipes

“Single-payer has been miserably failing in both the United Kingdom and Canada. When the British National Health Service turned 70 this month, it was marked (as it has been for decades) by doctor shortages, waiting lists, and hours long delays in emergency rooms. The system now has fewer doctors, nurses, and hospital beds than almost any other country in the western world on a per-capita basis. … Canada has the same problems.

“These calamities aren’t surprising. They are endemic to socialized medicine, which replaces the genius of the decentralized free market with the whims of a handful bureaucrats and central planners. Since healthcare is “free,” demand explodes and the only way for governments to control costs is by underpaying doctors and rationing care. That means that care is rationed, increasing wait times, and governments are forced to raise extra revenue to pay for added healthcare costs.

“The conclusion is clear: Socialized medicine means poor care for everyone. It would be a huge mistake to bring it here.”

One other point … the article specifically mentions “underpaying doctors” but does not follow with what should be the obvious next step problem. I.e., fewer top quality people becoming doctors.

It takes four years to get a pre-med B.S., then four more years for medical school. The average medical student graduates with a debt of over $170,000. [https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/11/2-6-million-cost-becoming-doctor-worth.html]

Specialties require an internship, usually one year, and a residency, which can be three or more years, during which the pay is nowhere near commensurate with what they can now earn once they’re fully qualified in a specialty. One final-year radiology resident calculated that her choice of a medical career had cost her over $2.6 million in lost wages, benefits, and added educational costs.

WHY would anyone do that only to become a slave to federal bureaucrats who decide what can and cannot be done for patients, require mountains of paperwork, and pay crap wages? Those who have a real calling to be doctors. The rest would go into more lucrative professions where their big brains and willingness to work long hours would pay off bigly.

This is why countries like the UK and Canada, which have had single-payer (government-run) healthcare systems for decades, provide such rotten service. Yeah, the care is “free” … but the costs are exorbitant.

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I saw a funny thing on our walk today. We had a light “winter wonderland” snow fall, but it’s above freezing now, so it’s melting. As I was walking, I heard rain and realized it was all the melting snow dripping off the branches of the trees. Usually, under the trees is where you go to get out of the rain. Today, it was dry everywhere BUT under the trees. LOL

HAPPY GRAMMY, PART ONE: So Mama and the Buzz Horde took me to my checkup yesterday morning. Would you BELIEVE my bp was wayyy up? The nurse went and got a different sphygmomanometer (how cool is it that I can just write that without googling) and did it two more times. Yup. Wayy up. The nurse and then the doctor were all like “oh my” and I was all like, “GRANDCHILDREN.” Do you know what it takes to get three sleepy kids dressed and into the car to get anywhere on TIME? I mean, yeah, of course you do. So do I. But I’m not USED to it any more is my point. So, yes, BP. Anyway, my doc is an osteopath, so I get all the medical stuff plus Osteopathic Manipulation. And, would you BELIEVE … my ribs were kinda messed up. Nooooooooo … really??

2018_11 10 Grammy and Walter

HAPPY GRAMMY, PART TWO: The Buzzers left yesterday, I got a good night’s rest, and this afternoon Army Princess and Grandbabygirl ARE COMING!! WHEE!!!

2018_11 Crenshaw

SNL: THIS IS ACTUALLY VERY FUNNY! Also touching and wise. Watch it all the way through, please.

DAN CRENSHAW: He is another member of the in-coming “freshman class” in Congress, which includes 15 veterans. He showed his fake eye in a campaign video and I wondered why it looks so peculiar. “Dan Crenshaw’s good eye is good enough, but it’s not great. The iris is broken. The retina is scarred. He needs a special oversized contact lens, and bifocals sometimes, to correct his vision. Six years after getting blown up, he can still see a bit of debris floating in his cornea. His bad eye? Well, his bad eye is gone. Under his eye patch is a false eye that is deep blue. At the center of it, where a pupil should be, is the gold trident symbol of the Navy SEALs. It makes Dan Crenshaw look like a Guardian of the Galaxy.”

BUILDING RESILIENCE: Resilience is the ability to bounce back from life’s inevitable disappointments, failures, and pains. It’s like the shock absorbers in a car. This 5 minute video from Prager University explains how we all can build resilience and thus be better prepared to handle the challenges of real life. Methinks leftists really need some of this! They act like having Trump in the White House is the equivalent of getting a Stage Four cancer diagnosis.

BWAHAHA: Jim Acosta and CNN have sued, yes SUED, the President of the United States over Acosta having his press pass revoked. The case has been assigned to Trump appointee, Judge Timothy J. Kelly, who was a former counsel to Chuck Grassley. Perhaps Jim should just apologize?

BOB WOODWARD: Shortly after news broke about the Acosta/CNN temper tantrum … I mean, law suit, the legendary Watergate reporter commented, “The remedy [isn’t a lawsuit], it’s more serious reporting.”

2018_11 Trump fights back

SENATE COUNT: Republican Martha McSally has conceded to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, giving Democrats their second senate seat pick-up. Republicans flipped ND, IN, and MO, but lost Nevada and now Arizona, giving them a net gain of one seat. If Republicans win the recount in Florida, they will increase their majority by two seats to 53-47. Republicans are expected to win the Senate runoff in Mississippi on Nov. 27.

HILLARY: Mark Penn, her 2008 pollster and advisor to both Clintons for over a decade, and Mark Stein, a who’s who in conventional liberal politics, write in the Wall Street Journal:

Get ready for Hillary Clinton 4.0. More than 30 years in the making, this new version of Mrs. Clinton, when she runs for president in 2020, will come full circle—back to the universal-health-care-promoting progressive firebrand of 1994. True to her name, Mrs. Clinton will fight this out until the last dog dies. She won’t let a little thing like two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House.

Ummm … “til the last dog dies.” Are we speaking of Hillary here? Will we not be rid of her until she’s actually COLD?

MEDIA BIAS: ABC’s 20/20 special on Michelle Obama Sunday night was about what you’d expect from the same network who hailed the “transcendent, communal joy” and “dancing in the streets” after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008. While just a few weeks ago, ABC’s 20/20 on Melania Trump spent nearly every minute on controversies and strife in the White House and their marriage, this episode on the Obamas was a complete 180 in tone and content, with not even a brief mention of Obama’s own controversies.

MEDIA BIAS: In a true act of anti-Semitism, the Hamas terrorist organization launched hundreds of Qassam rockets and other projectiles into southern Israel on Monday. While the Iron Dome defense system intercepted most of the weapons, a few managed to get through, striking homes and businesses. This attack, which many say was the largest since the 2014 war, didn’t get airtime on CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News. Instead, they hyperventilated about dumb high school kids apparently giving the “Nazi salute”.

SAN FRANCISCO: SF is one of the most “progressive” cities in the country, which is why you wouldn’t want to live there. The heavy hand of government rent control has made housing unaffordable, so golly gee whiz, guess what?! They have a YUGE homeless problem. Their solution, natch, is to “tax companies making over $50 million to come up with $250 to $300 million a year” to get more money for “homeless spending.” Here’s an idea … deport the illegals, crack down on the drug dealers, and let landlords charge what it actually costs them to maintain decent housing. Oh wait. San Francisco is run by Democrats. Scratch all that and, by all means, tax the big businesses until they decide it’s cheaper to move to a more business friendly community.

QUEENS: Bill de Blasio welcomed Amazon and his thousands of good jobs to Queens. Lefties did what Lefties do. They bitched. Moaned. Complained. Predicted doom and gloom for … wait for it … “will benefit the working class people of Queens.” Why do they have such a hard time understanding that working class people want to … you know … work?

HATING ON “WHITE WOMEN”: “‘Republican white women are the problem.’ Leftists insist upon judging people by their skin color, their sex and their political ideology rather than the content of their character.” Democrats are full of s**t about this issue. When a Democrat white male runs against a Republican black female, they vote Democrat. Because they vote values the same as we do. Oh, and by the way, we think THEIR values suck too.

DEMOCRAT WOMEN: From Twitchy, “Alexandra Ocasio Cortez made her first visit to Nancy Pelosi’s office — for a climate change protest. It isn’t clear here is whether or not she was actually protesting Nancy on climate change but either way … HA! Folks, this is gonna be SO MUCH fun to watch. Just wait until Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Elizabeth Warren go after Hillary Clinton during the Democrat primaries for 2020. Seriously, they’re going to eat one another and all we’ll need to do is sit back and laugh.” My favorite tweet comment, “I guess she found a place to live. What a foolish young woman.” Yup.

2018_11 Everyone is Hitler

SCIENCE AND GOD: This Prager University video discusses how science has shown how extraordinarily unlikely life is in our universe. Another great source is Michael Behe’s “The Edge of Evolution” where he explores the scientific reasons why Darwinian evolution can account for nothing more than the simplest changes in the genome. And those are primarily destructive, not constructive.

GOOD TO KNOW: How to handle falling through thin ice. You know, besides staying off the ice in the first place. When I was a kid, I was crossing ice that appeared thick enough because kids were skating on it. But I fell through a soft spot. I don’t remember how I got out.

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I’m up early-early again, so I have some time before my doctor’s appointment to read Pete’s posts and get a start on my post.

Dearest is with his sibs, planning their mom’s funeral, so the Buzzers stayed over an extra night to get me to my appointment. I used to be responsible enough to maneuver a 66-passenger school bus full of screaming children over highways and byways. Now I can’t even pilot a car. Meh.

On the plus side, I am now the HAPPY owner of an out-gassed Kindle paper white reader with a thick case that is allowing me to actually use it. I am sensitive to EMFs, which is a real thing, even if the medical community has yet to figure that out. Walking past the transformer on our street makes my teeth ache, literally. I can use a cordless land line, but I have to put it on speaker and set it down. Dearest bought an EMF detector and scanned all my living areas. Fortunately, everything was okay except one clock, which went in the trash. And we didn’t dare install WiFi.

One time, when I was having a hard time with the whining of the drill, my dentist gave me a Walkman with headphones. It helped a lot but the batteries wore out really fast. He changed them for fresh and they again ran right down. I suggested it was me, so he put new ones in again and we put it on his tray instead of on my tummy. The batteries lasted until the end of the drilling. Let’s just say … my body is WEIRD.

So anyway, Mama Buzz has been wanting me to try an e-reader, but they’re expensive. And besides the EMF thing, I also have lots of trouble with the chemicals on new stuff. So she brought her older Kindle device with its nifty case that unfolds into a free-standing easel or drapes over my knees. I can read without touching the device. I tried it out in all my favorite reading positions and did well with it, so she’s given it to me for Christmas!! Woohoo!!

PRAYERS NEEDED: The wildfire in northern California has burned 109,000 acres since it first began on Thursday. There are 29 confirmed dead and an additional 228 people unaccounted for. Photo: What used to be a trailer park.

2018_11 Wildfire

FLORIDA SENATE: Gov. Rick Scott, R-FL, filed lawsuits against Broward and Palm Beach counties on Sunday for “willful disregard of the law.” Scott’s Senate campaign is requesting that voting tabulation equipment be impounded after the recount and all ballots preserved. Scott has a 12,562 vote lead over Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL.

FLORIDA AG: Republican Pam Bondi put the Secretary of State and Florida Department of Law Enforcement on notice Sunday.

2018_11 11 Pam Bondi

OCASIO-CORTEZ: The idea of this airhead having a vote in Congress isn’t at ALL appalling. I’m guessing she’ll be squatting in DC for the rest of her days, just like her “mentors”, Maxine and Nancy. Maybe her “partner” can learn how to abuse the system like their hubbies did, so they can also get filthy rotten rich while in “public service.” The article is well worth your time and I highly recommend you scroll down and read the comments as well. There’s some wonderful SNARK in there!

ACOSTA: Another Democrat toddler. He and O-C should get along great. Oh wait, toddlers are mostly too immature to get along all that much. Never mind.

2018_11 Toddler Acosta

1. NR on DEMOCRAT “LEADERSHIP”: Brenda Snipes “does not deserve to be within a thousand miles of any election office anywhere in these United States. She … has held her position since 2003, in which year her predecessor, Miriam Oliphant, was suspended for ‘grave neglect, mismanagement and incompetence’ and, quite literally, marched out of her office. Alas, Snipes has proven no better at fulfilling her duties than was Oliphant.” – National Review Editors

2. NR on DEMOCRAT “LEADERSHIP”: “The Democratic party’s transformation into an undergraduate intersectionality seminar at Oberlin is proceeding at a remarkable pace. The party’s current strategy is to scream “Racist!” at people voting for Mia Love and Tim Scott while insisting that Jared Kushner’s father-in-law and Benjamin Netanyahu’s best political friend is a scheming anti-Semite. … There are hateful, god-awful elements broadly affiliated with the Right, and hateful, god-awful elements broadly affiliated with the Left. Picking out the worst of them and presenting those specimens as representative is the most sophomoric and cheap kind of politics there is. But that is the strategy to which the Democrats have committed themselves. … Can’t imagine why they lose.” – National Review Editors

POLL WATCHER: Peggy A. Hubbard volunteered as a poll watcher in St. Clair County in Illinois, which has a long history of confirmed cases of voter fraud. Afterwards, she tweeted: “I witnessed attempted voter fraud on Tuesday. 92 yr old woman with dementia who could not speak. A man with 2 drives licenses and 4 different addresses. A woman that didn’t live in the city she was voting in. A man SO drunk he forgot his name. You could smell him from 7 feet away. And, Democrats were going to let them all VOTE! I stopped it.” For standing up to the Democrat Man, Peggy (a black female) has been called Uncle Tom, Aunt Jemima, the White Man’s Bed Wench, and the White Man’s Black B*tch. Cuz, you know, Democrats are the party of TOLERANCE and CIVILITY. Or something.

WHEN FAITH MEETS HATE: As the prayerful and the protesters faced each other, the stark contrast in attitude of prayerful peace and rage collided for all the world to witness. There is a beautiful article and slide show at the link.

2018_11 05 Prayer and Protest

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BROWARD COUNTY: So the chronically corrupt election officials of this Florida county routinely ensure that only Democrats win? Gosh. Could this possibly be why this is ALSO the home of Democrat Sheriff Scott Israel, aka, the Broward Coward, who kept himself and his armed, trained officers outside Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School until the shooter of innocent students on the inside had run out of bullets?

2018_11 09 Broward

OOOPS: Broward’s elections supervisor accidentally mixed more than a dozen rejected ballots with nearly 200 valid ones

VOTER FRAUD: It is illegal for non-citizens to vote, yet lawyers for Florida Democratic candidates Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson both fought to prevent a non-citizen’s vote from being excluded from the count Friday night. The vote was properly discarded anyway.

DEMOCRAT ADMITS DEMOCRATS ARE STUPID: Obama’s “car czar”, Steven Rattner, tweeted that “poor ballot design in Palm Beach County cost Gore the presidency in 2000 and now similar incompetence may cost Nelson his Senate seat.” Apparently, it’s only Democrat voters who are too dumb to follow instructions. Maybe they’re also too dumb to be voting? Just a thought.

LACK OF SELF-AWARENESS: President Trump’s comments that question the integrity of elections in Arizona and Florida have former Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer thinking he’s setting the stage for 2020 in case he loses. Jon Gabriel tweeted, “So he’s stealing your playbook?” LOL … RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA!

COMEY TOO: Hillary isn’t the only high government official who didn’t know the meaning of “classified” and “secure email account.” Fired FBI chief James Comey claimed repeatedly that he never used his private Gmail account for anything classified. A FOIA has revealed that Comey actually used his private Gmail account hundreds of times to conduct government business — and at least seven of those messages were deemed so sensitive by the Justice Department that they declined to release them.

DINESH: Beautiful response to loud, foul-mouthed jerk who interrupted his talk.

MAXINE: Judicial Watch today sent a hand-delivered letter to the chairman and co-chairman of the House Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation into whether Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) violated House ethics rules by encouraging violence against Trump administration Cabinet members.

FACEBOOK SUCKS: Facebook eliminated at least 1.5 billion links to conservative articles since 2017. And it likely made a difference on Tuesday night, since 80% of women age 18-49 have Facebook accounts and get their news from Facebook.

BORDER: At the San Ysidro port of entry, more than 1,000 people are waiting to apply for asylum. Expected wait times are 3-4 weeks. Meanwhile, the caravan with over 6,000 migrants has departed Mexico City en route to our border. Word has it they “demanded” the UN provide them with transportation.

NO LEGISLATION NECESSARY: Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act grants the president the authority to “suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.” Trump’s order limits asylum protections to only those migrants who present themselves at U.S. ports of entry, with the exception of unaccompanied alien children. The aim of the policy is to channel asylum seekers away from illegal border crossings.

ACOSTA IS LYING: Jimbo claims he never touched the intern, but the video shows he clearly did. He was being overly aggressive and obnoxious with the president and made physical contact with someone who was just trying to do her job. It wasn’t okay. And the video of it wasn’t doctored.

Happy birthday to the USMC (one day late).

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Nov 9 early a.m. The Buzzers are HERE!! They’re asleep and I’m not, so I’ll do the news while I await more Grammy Joy.

Nov 10 early a.m. Okay, so I lasted until lunch time, but I had to skip the Science Center to rest and was fairly useless in the evening. Thankfully, Dearest and Mama Buzz made dinner. I’m going to try and get the dishes caught up before the bouncing horde awakens. Dear God in Heaven, why did you give children so MUCH energy and parents and grandparents so little?!

PRAYERS please: Dearest’s mom passed away last night.

I NEED A TISSUE: “My baby has a heartbeat?”

TRUMP WON: “While Tuesday night was not a complete win for Republicans, there was no blue wave, either. By most measures, Republicans beat the odds of history and nearly everyone’s expectations, while Democrats were left disappointed as the fantasy of Beto O’Rourke, Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams and others winning fizzled. Not one new progressive Democrat was successful bursting onto the scene. It will take a few days to process the meaning of this year’s election returns, but the instant analysis is clear: Democrats may have won the House, but Trump won the election.” – Ed Rogers

HATE CRIME: These people are evil. And stupid. “Antifa”? Riiiight. You know who else behaved the way these thugs do? Nazis. Who were FASCISTS and PROUD OF IT. I’m grateful for the support folks have shown for the Carlson family and the condemnation of Antifa’s behavior. Thinking about Mrs. Carlson hiding in the pantry just makes me cry. She must have been so frightened. “They were threatening my family to make me stop talking.” – Tucker Carlson

 

The Antifa mob that swarmed Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s home on Wednesday evening reportedly vandalized his home and car. The incident is now being investigated as a suspected “hate crime.” Tucker and the kids were not at home. Mrs. Carlson hid in the pantry in fear as the mob of approximately 20 slammed themselves into the door, shouted threats, and spray painted the driveway. The group responsible has published online the home address of Tucker, his brother Buckley, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, and Daily Caller’s Neil Patel. They encourage fellow thugs to “go to their homes and their workplaces, and find them in restaurants. We invite others to do the same! Get creative!”

SHOOTING: Late last night, 12 people were killed in a horrific shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. This morning, President Donald J. Trump signed a Proclamation for flags to be flown at half-mast to honor the 12 people who were killed. The victims include Sgt. Ron Helus, who rushed to the building when he heard the man still shooting inside the bar.

RESTRICTING ASYLUM: The Trump administration said it would deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally. Under the new rules, migrants who enter the country at a port of entry are still able to apply for asylum.

GUN CONTROL: Nancy Pelosi, expected to be elected Speaker of the House in January, says that gun control “will be a priority for us going into the next Congress.”

SOME CHICK NAMED HEATHER: Preach it, girlfriend! This tweeter pushed back at the Left’s sexist “vagina shaming” narrative about conservative white women. I’m with “Fran” about this STRONG thread: “Heather, I voted the way I voted in 2016 for these very reasons. I am so extremely tired of being identified by by arrogant, smug, condescending assholes. The left doesn’t know me and they don’t care to learn. They just label me and move on.”

AWESOME! I’ve never seen this before. Just two months after President Reagan was shot in an attempt on his life, a balloon popped loudly during a speech. His response is FABULOUS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UowNDaxRqU

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Clinton tried to pass Hillarycare. Obama did pass Obamacare. Trump lowered our taxes and kicked off an economic boom, while reining in or reversing Obama’s abuses. But if you listen to Democrats, their “blue wave” didn’t materialize because white people are evil. Or something.

TUCKER AT HIS BEST: The entire Democratic platform can be summed up in a sentence: “Trump is a bad person.” Never mind health care or infrastructure or the opioid crisis. “Get Trump’s tax returns.” “Get Kavanaugh.” “Intensify the Russia probe.” “It’s all just noise.” “Nobody outside Washington cares.” WORTH WATCHING.

BRING IT: “If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level. Two can play that game!” – Trump

SARAH SANDERS: “Contrary to CNN’s assertions there is no greater demonstration of the President’s support for a free press than the event he held today. Only they would attack the President for not supporting a free press in the midst of him taking 68 questions from 35 different reporters over the course of 1.5 hours including several from the reporter in question. The fact that CNN is proud of the way their employee behaved is … disgusting.”

THE NOT-SO-HIDDEN ASSUMPTION: D’Souza: Trump Exposes Acosta as ‘Emotional Infant’

THE LEFT SUCKS: While Acosta, who refused to give up his mic when POTUS told him to, plays the martyr about losing his White House credentials, a Leftist Antifa mob stood outside Fox’s Tucker Carlson’s home shouting “racist scumbag leave town” and “we know where you sleep at night, we will fight.” Carlson has 4 children.

RUDE MEDIA: What is wrong with these people? Jim Acosta claims they’re “professionals” and they behave “professionally.” No. It’s clear they aren’t and they don’t. They’re not just rude to the president; they are rude to EACH OTHER.

CARAVAN: “Mexico launched a ‘Make Yourself at Home’ program, offering migrants shelter, food, work and schools for their kids. Most turned it down,” Betsy McCaughey in the “U.S. Has Every Reason to Turn the Caravan Away (New York Post, Nov 5, 2018). The reality is that most migrants in the caravan headed toward America’s border are in search of a lifestyle upgrade, not fleeing genuine violence or persecution.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE ACOSTA REFUSED TO GIVE UP THE MIC: Acosta got to ask his question AT LENGTH. And the president answered him. Period. The room was full of other reporters. Acosta even stood up and started talking again after another reporter was called on and was asking his question! Jimbo is way past needing a punitive Time Out.

ENDING SESSIONS’ SESSION: Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at the request of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a move that potentially threatens the independence of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the president.

You gotta admire Trump’s timing in pushing Sessions out just when the Deep State and Democrats were having a grand old time celebrating gaining control of the House and plotting what to do with it.

Acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, a Trump loyalist, is expected to take over the Mueller probe. According to reports, Rod Rosenstein will remain as Deputy Attorney General for now.

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HOLDER’S HEAD EXPLODES: He is NOT HAPPY about losing the tame Jeff Sessions. But what a colossal nerve to talk about the rule of law and not doing things to benefit one man. Tweeters had fun giving him a few reality checks. Here are two goodies:

You were held in contempt of Congress for obstructing investigations into your illegal scheme to run guns to Mexican drug cartels, one of which ended up being used to murder an American border patrol agent.

The president can fire those under his authority, as you well know, Eric. What is illegal is using the FBI to spy on your political opposition and paying for opposition research with Russians through a shady law firm. But I’m sure you know all about that.

And my top favorite:

He’s nervous that the police-state Obama administration is going to be exposed.

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/11/07/ouch-eric-holder-former-ag-held-in-contempt-of-congress-gets-hammered-for-lecturing-trump-about-laws-and-norms/

SIXTEEN SCANDALS: The Legacy of Eric Holder

https://www.redstate.com/diary/candicelanier/2013/06/26/sixteen-scandals-the-legacy-of-eric-holder/

OBAMACARE: The Trump administration issued a new rule designed to protect Americans from being forced to pay for abortions under Obamacare. The president also issued final rules that will protect pro-life and religious groups like Little Sisters of the Poor from being forced to pay for abortions.

FIRST FEMALE TN SENATOR: And she’s a conservative! Marsha Blackburn won the open Tennessee seat. She promises to continue to be a fierce opponent of the abortion industry and a champion for unborn babies and moms. The eight-term congresswoman is well-known for having lead the U.S. House investigation of the abortion industry’s alleged sales of aborted baby body parts.

BLEXIT: “They’re not going to put me in my place.”

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OCCASIONAL CORTEX: “How are you going to pay for it?” “It” being the estimated $40 trillion in big government programs she says we need. Her answer? “You don’t pay at the point of service.” New York City-ers voted her into office. I bet that, like the Venezuelan dude who is now selling stuff out of a bucket at stop lights in another country. He said he voted for socialism, because free housing and free health care and free college all sounded great. Then he saw what it did to the economy of his once prosperous nation.

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Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.

If Veterans Were In Horror Movies

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Bring It On!

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In 2010, Obama’s first midterm election season, Democrats lost 6 seats in the Senate, despite the grossly left biased media and the massive amount of outside money and fawning media attention given to Cruz’s opponent.

I think it’s amazingly good news is that, despite the massively negative media we endured (and the pattern of the incumbent president losing the majority in the midterms), we gained seats in the Senate, something that’s only been done four times before in history.

We also got rid of four Dem PITA senators: McCaskill, Heitkamp, Nelson, and Donnelly.

So yeah, we lost the House, BUT the long-term gains in the judiciary will be spectacular, especially if another leftist drops dead or retires before 2020. Also, despite Cruz’s slim margin, GOP Gov. Greg Abbott defeated his Democrat challenger by more than 14 points.

And I’m not convinced losing the House will be a negative in the long run. It ensures the next two years will be filled with Democrat sound and fury as they attempt to kill the Trump Economy and get Donald J. out of office.

BUT, Trump is no George W. or Mitt R. He’s a junk yard dog. A street fighter who relishes the battles ahead. I think it’s going to be downright entertaining!

Catholic Vote says, “It may sound counterintuitive, but a narrow Democratic House gives President Trump a perfect foil, and likely increases his chances at reelection in 2020 (as it did for both Barack Obama and President Clinton). Unlike previous Republicans presidents, Trump won’t be shy about pursuing his agenda. But if Pelosi and Democrats continue to play the resistance game with an unending series of political witch-hunts, voters will punish them severely in two years.”

The Dems badly miscalculated with their viciousness toward Brett Kavanaugh. In fact, the only vulnerable Democrat senator who kept his seat was the one who told Dem brass to take a hike and voted FOR Kavanaugh.

Also, we won critical governorships in Ohio, Iowa, Georgia, and Florida and polls show a higher distrust for media than for Republicans.

Add these to things like #WalkAway and #Blexit whose videos are full of people fed up with Democrat lies and Democrat bile, and the fact that Dems appear to be bent on using their House majority to spew more of the same all over us for the next two years.

I say, “Bring it on!”

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