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Thursday Goings On

There was a time, lo these many years ago, when late night comedians just told jokes and chatted with actresses, musicians, and assorted celebrities. I can remember all the way back to Jack Paar (google him if you’re not that old). Johnny Carson has been the standard most so-called hosts have been measured by. Jay Leno took his place and he dabbled in political waters, but not too heavily as I recall. Today people like Kimmel, Letterman, Fallon, and especially that hateful pig Stephen Colbert, have veered from being entertainers into social commentators. Kimmel has gone from whining about universal healthcare to accusing legal gun owners of being terrorists.

Kimmel says ‘NUTS’ disagree with him on gun control because they know they’re GUILTY
Jimmy Kimmel tried to GUNSHAME people who disagreed with his emotional and irrational screed against guns in a short commentary he gave last night on his show. Listen to the idiot prattle on below:
Jimmy Kimmel – It’s Not Too Soon to Talk Gun Violence

http://therightscoop.com/kimmel-says-nuts-disagree-with-him-on-gun-control-because-they-know-theyre-guilty/#ixzz4udqWgP9X

KIMMEL HAS DRAWN A RESPONSE FROM BEN SHAPIRO AND RUSH… HE’S FIGHTING WAY OUTSIDE HIS WEIGHT CLASS

Ben Shapiro Obliterates ‘Social Justice King’ Jimmy Kimmel For His ‘Abhorrent’ Gun Control Views
The last place you want to be is on the receiving end of Ben Shapiro’s laser sharp tongue. The Daily Wire founder obliterated late night host Jimmy Kimmel’s “abhorrent,” and “nasty” gun control views.

Shapiro noted at the onset that “Kimmel did something last night that I find truly abhorrent” which was discard any and all facts as part of his effort to “become the social justice king of late-night television” and “all-heart representation of all leftist causes.”
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/watch-ben-shapiro-obliterates-social-justice-king-jimmy-kimmel-abhorrent-gun-control-views/

Jimmy Kimmel Has Become A POLITICAL EXPERT

Liz DESTROYS JIMMY KIMMEL

Pat Sajak Crushes Jimmy Kimmel. It Only Takes Him Just. One. Tweet.

Steven Crowder: Everything Wrong with Jimmy Kimmel’s Las Vegas Rant

Kellyanne Conway Scrutinized for Taking Private Flights
SUDDENLY THE DEMOCRATS ARE CONSUMED WITH ETHICS… FUNNY HOW THAT WORKS
THEY GOT RID OF TOM PRICE, NOW THEY’RE AFTER ANOTHER VICTIM
Representative Elijah Cummings, the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to Conway on Wednesday requesting information about her use of private, non-commercial or military flights since she joined the Trump administration, the Democratic arm of his committee announced Wednesday.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/kellyanne-conway-scrutinized-for-taking-private-flights/ar-AAsUAtV?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=UE12DHP

Morning Joe Paints Trump as a Sociopathic Dictator After Puerto Rico Visit
On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, both the hosts and the rest of the panel spent a significant amount of time covering President Trump’s visit yesterday to Puerto Rico. In so doing, they repeatedly and shamelessly suggested that Trump was a sociopath who would not help Puerto Rico if its leaders did not bow down to him.

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/chris-reeves/2017/10/04/

Morning Joe Falsely Reports on an Apology from San Juan Mayor

Desperately Seeking A Trump Failure In Puerto Rico
Federal Aid: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste” was former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s motto. It’s one that President Trump’s critics have fully embraced as they try to use Puerto Rico’s struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria as a political weapon.
http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/trumps-puerto-rico-response-gets-attacked-by-partisan-hacks/

Robb: Trump will win in 2020 if the left keeps calling him a racist
The left has talked itself into believing that Trump’s alleged appeals to white racism were what put him over the top.
More astute psephologists have pointed out that the actual difference was made by people in industrial states who previously had voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, but switched to Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016. Hard to attribute those decisions to white racism.
http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/robertrobb/2017/10/02/donald-trump-nfl-protest-race-democrats/717896001/

A Constitutional Right to Win? The Democrats Want One
Wisconsin Democrats cluster predominately in the cities of Milwaukee and Madison, while Republicans are spread out more evenly (and therefore are more competitive) throughout the state.
And never mind that the law is not on their side. Nothing in the Constitution, or indeed the entire political history of the United States, suggests that a party has a legal right to win individual legislative elections proportionate to its statewide vote total.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/10/04/a_constitutional_right_to_win_the_democrats_want_one_135170.html

I FELT COMPELLED TO INCLUDE THIS SHOOTING VICTIM STANDING TO MEET THE PRESIDENT

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First Amendment Does Not Apply

NFL Games Operations Manual

“I don’t watch football. I don’t care about football. But I do care about constitutional literacy. Please stop saying football players have first amendment rights to disregard the direction of their private employers while engaged in privately sponsored activities — which is what NFL football games are,” said Collett, a professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. “They have no more constitutional protection for their expressive activities than I do for mine at my private Catholic university. Any ‘rights’ they have are based on their contracts and employment law.”

WORTH READING:  “What NFL Players Get Wrong About America”

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/what-nfl-players-get-wrong-about-america

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Liberal Hypocrisy

2017_09 Amy Barrett

One of Trump’s nominees for appeals court is Amy Coney Barrett, a Notre Dame Law School professor and a Roman Catholic. Democrats Feinstein, Hirono, and Durbin made her religious convictions an issue during her confirmation hearing.

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse noted that this line of questioning violated the Constitution’s religious test clause.

Durbin said that, because Barrett has been “outspoken” on the topic of “how a person with strong religious beliefs becomes a judge and looks at American law”, the questions were legitimate.

I think it’s more to the point to say that Democrats can’t stand conservative Christians, especially not the Catholic ones, and that they have zero qualms about making religion an issue when it suits them. You KNOW they’d be screaming bloody murder if Republicans asked a Muslim jurist how his faith would influence his judicial conduct.

Remember when long-time Leftist Sonia Sotomayor said she’d be a good SCOTUS judge, because she was a “wise Latina”?

Obama et al. didn’t care that she had never issued any important decisions, made a name for herself as a legal scholar or particularly respected jurist, and that 60% of her lower court decisions had been overturned on appeal. They only cared that she could be relied on to ignore the law in favor of promoting Progressive causes.

Barrett herself said, “It is never appropriate for a judge to apply their personal convictions, whether it derives from faith or personal conviction. My own personal church affiliation or my religious belief would not bear on the discharge of my duties as a judge.”

Not that they believed her.  Personally, I think they assume everyone is as willing to prostitute themselves for politics as they themselves are.

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Delusional Democrats

In this clip, Dean says Trump is “incapable of governing” and “erratic”? Pfft. More like “systematically fulfilling his campaign promises to repair the economy, get Americans back to work, and defend our borders.”

Surprisingly (given this is MSNBC), Turley throws cold water on the idea that the Hillary-deprived can get Trump out via the 25th amendment.  I keep wondering if the yahoos yelling for impeachment really think that Hillary would replace him. Duh!

The Constitution clearly lays out that, if an incumbent President becomes incapacitated, dies, resigns or is removed from office, the Vice President takes over. We’ve had that happen a handful of times in our history, but we’ve never had to move down the succession list.

However, if Trump were removed and Vice President Pence became unable to serve before a new VP had been appointed:

  1. Paul Ryan, the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, would take over.
  2. After that, it would go to Orrin Hatch, President pro tempore of the Senate, another Republican.
  3. After that, it would go to Trump’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, another Republican.

Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES would the person who LOST THE ELECTION become POTUS.

Hat tip: Pistol Pete

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Bernie Sanders: Intolerant AND Unconstitutional

Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee to be deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, is an Evangelical Christian. On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders declared Vought’s faith made him unfit for public office.

Bernie Sanders on ChristianitySanders’ intolerant and unconstitutional statement brought strong condemnation from living Christians across the nation. But our most illustrious leaders from the past would have also been outraged.George Washington on ChristianityBenjamin Franklin on ChristianitySources:

 

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Gorsuch Will Make a Difference

Gorsuch will provide the Supreme Court with the crucial fifth vote needed to sustain the Constitution as written and to protect fundamental rights like religious freedom, free speech, and the right to bear arms.

SCOTUS and Constitution

The new Supreme Court justice will arrive in time to hear the April 19 oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley, which is a case of stark, blatant religious discrimination by the government.

Gorsuch will also influence which pending petitions SCOTUS will accept for appeal.

Among those pending is Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, an important case about an individual’s right to refuse to perform a service that violates his or her religious beliefs.

Two other important petitions — Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute and North Carolina v. North Carolina NAACP — involve voter ID and election integrity.

Neil Gorsuch should also provide the fifth vote needed to quash the judicial activism present in the injunctions against Trump’s travel ban orders.  The Constitution clearly gives POTUS the authority as commander-in-chief to protect the nation, something Obama did without any liberals freaking out about it.

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The Slime Stream Media Goes Full On Hypocrite

In 2013, then-Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went nuclear and the same MSM that is now condemning Republicans cheered about it.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes hailed it as “an affirmative win for democracy.”

CNN’s Ron Brownstein said, “The idea of requiring a super majority for the president to appoint his nominees just is anachronistic.”

2013_11 22 LA Times on filibuster busting

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Resist We Much

What is happening here is blatantly obvious. The democrats, allied with a hyper-partisan judiciary, are conspiring to completely neuter President Trump by interfering with every lawful order he issues. What they are attempting to do, in essence, is usurp his authority to run the country by leftist judicial fiat. Trump must ignore this illegal restraining order to take back the powers granted to him by the Constitution to defend this country from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

From Powerline:
What we are seeing here is a coup: a coup by the New Class; by the Democratic Party; by far leftists embedded in the bureaucracy and the federal judiciary. Our duly elected president has issued an order that is plainly within his constitutional powers, and leftists have conspired to abuse legal processes to block it. They are doing so in order to serve the interests of the Democratic Party and the far-left movement. This is the most fundamental challenge to democracy in our lifetimes.
The battle lines are clearly drawn. What Watson has done has nothing to do with the law. It is a partisan coup, and must be resisted.

More on the Left’s Judicial Coup
Two federal judges, one in Hawaii and one in Maryland, have enjoined execution of President Trump’s travel order. These court orders are obviously illegal and unconstitutional. Under the Constitution and federal law, the president has the power to suspend immigration from any and all countries if he deems it in the best interest of the United States.
The net result is that Trump has been stripped of his constitutional and statutory powers to protect the nation through control of who is permitted to enter the country.
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As discussed in prior posts, the power to control who enters the country is uniquely a presidential power. Not anymore, unless the Supreme Court acts to restore that power.
I disagree to this extent: the moment the next Democratic president is inaugurated, the executive’s constitutional powers will magically be restored and, indeed, extended.
Arguably President Trump has a duty to disregard the Hawaii and Maryland courts’ illegal injunctions, and direct the executive branch to carry out his order. His obligation under the Constitution is to exercise his powers in defense of the American people.

THIS WILL UNDOUBTEDLY END UP AT THE SUPREME COURT, EVEN BEFORE THE HEARINGS ON NEIL GORSUCH. WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT THE COURT MAY EITHER DECLINE TO HEAR IT OR SPLIT 4-4, LEAVING THE TRO IN PLACE. IT’S A SAFE BET THAT, EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A SLAM DUNK, THERE IS NO WAY BREYER, BROOMHILDA THE WITCH, OR HER TWO UGLY SISTERS WILL GIVE A FAIR DECISION WHEN IT COMES TO DONALD TRUMP.
THE SUPREMES VOTED 9-0 IN 2012 TO HOLD OBAMA’S NON-RECESS RECESS APPOINTMENTS TO THE LABOR BOARD WERE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. WHAT DID HE DO? RAISE HIS MIDDLE FINGER, SMILE, AND SAY ‘FUCK YOU,’ AND HIS HAND-PICKED UNION THUGS WERE STILL SERVING WHEN HE LEFT OFFICE. TRUMP MUST DO ESSENTIALLY THE SAME THING, BUT WITHOUT THE FINGER. OUR SECURITY DEPENDS ON IT.

Trump’s Refugee Order Looms Large Over Gorsuch Hearing
The ongoing legal battle over President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugee and migrants may dominate next week’s hearings on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
“You can find example after example of Judge Gorsuch siding against workers even in the most dire circumstances,” she said.
Trump’s revised executive order on refugee and migrants, and two new court orders temporarily enjoining its enforcement, could hijack the hearing and dominate the proceedings.

Judge Considers Ordering President Donald Trump to Double 50,000 Refugee Inflow to the United States
A federal District Court judge in Maryland is considering whether he should order President Donald Trump to double the annual inflow of refugees up to 100,000 per year.
Any demand by the judge that the federal government airbus an extra 50,000 migrants — including many adherents of Islam’s sharia legal system — into American neighborhoods would be an unusual intervention into government roles normally left to the elected President and Congress.

5 Problems With The Hawaii Judge Halting Trump’s Travel Ban
The executive order, which was a loosened version of a previous version struck down by another court, suspends entry to the United States for 90 days from nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. It also suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days.
“This is an unprecedented judicial overreach,” Trump said of Judge Derrick Watson’s order, during a rally in Nashville.
Whether you agree or disagree with the executive order — and there are plenty of people on both sides of that debate, for many different reasons — the judge’s ruling has some serious problems. Here are a few of them.

YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD THIS… THAT’S WHY YOU COME HERE

Plaintiff behind Trump travel ban runs Muslim Brotherhood mosque
Imam born and raised in Egypt, migrated to U.S.
Imam Ismail Elshikh, 39, leads the largest mosque in Hawaii and claims he is suffering “irreparable harm” from the president’s executive order, which places a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. from six countries.
One of those six countries is Syria. Elshikh’s mother in law is Syrian and would not be able to visit her family in Hawaii for 90 days if Trump’s ban were allowed to go into effect.
Hawaii’s Obama-appointed federal judge, Derrick Watson, made sure the ban did not go into effect, striking it down Wednesday while buying Hawaii’s claim that it amounts to a “Muslim ban.” The state’s attorney general, along with co-plaintiff Elshikh, claims the ban would irreparably harm the state’s tourism industry and its Muslim families.

SPLIT IT: Congress Considers Splitting The 9th Circuit
Judges Sidney Thomas, Carlos Bea, and Alex Kozinski give testimony before a House panel on splitting the 9th Circuit.
Democrats on the subcommittee argued that the administrative and logistical concerns Republican lawmakers raised were little more than a thin veneer masking their ideological hostility to the court.
“Like clockwork we see proposals to split the 9th Circuit whenever it hands down decisions with which conservatives disagree,” said Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler.
“The 9th Circuit has long been in the sights of Republican politicians,” he added.

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