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Act II

OK, here’s the rest of the story, as the late Paul Harvey would say.

Illinois high schools are completely changing how they teach kids because test scores are that bad

MISS ISABEL JUST TURNED 14 AND IS IN 8TH GRADE AT THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL SHE AND HER SISTER HAVE BEEN ATTENDING THEIR WHOLE LIVES. NEXT YEAR SHE HAS TO GO TO DeKALB HIGH SCHOOL, A HOTBED OF DRUGS, VIOLENCE, AND TEEN PREGNANCY. MY BIGGEST FEAR, ESPECIALLY SINCE SHE IS WELL DEVELOPED FOR HER AGE, IS THAT A BUNCH OF LITTLE SAVAGES WILL TRY TO CHALK HER UP AS ONE OF THEIR ‘BABY MAMA’ CONQUESTS. SHE’S MUCH TOO SMART FOR THAT, BUT SOMETIMES BEING SMART IS NOT ENOUGH. THAT’S WHEN GRANDPA GOES TO JAIL FOR ENDING SOME LITTLE STUD.

[CtH: Our super smart, uber talented nephew is going from his Catholic high school to Harvard next fall.  I have been giving him faith-building books and DVDs and praying often that he’ll keep his values intact.]

Teachers in certain school districts will also not evaluate students with traditional testing methods but will rely more heavily upon presentations, projects and activities that students complete outside of the classroom. The students in the program will not receive GPA rankings.

Patrick Hardy, the principal for Illinois’ Proviso East district, said the program isn’t a perfect solution to fix the poor results Illinois’ school districts have regularly produced, but that there’s nothing to lose by trying something new. “We had a school on the brink of failure,” he said.

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/01/17/illinois-high-schools-completely-changing-teach-kids-test-scores-bad-589632

Feinstein warns people will die if the government shuts down

THIS IS FROM CNN, SO TAKE IT WITH A TRUCKLOAD OF SALT

[CtH: Wait, what?  Isn’t everyone ALREADY dead from the tax bill? Plus, you know, they didn’t care about the consequences of a shut down in 2013, now did they?]

“Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen. You don’t know. Necessary functions can cease,” she said. “There is no specific list you can look at and make a judgment: ‘Well everything is going to be just fine.’ You can’t make that judgment. So, I think it’s a last resort. And I’m really hopeful we don’t get to it.”
Feinstein said she had not made her mind up about whether to vote for the measure.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/18/politics/dianne-feinstein-people-will-die-shutdown/

Veteran Earns Spot at State of the Union After Maxine Waters Announces She’s a No Show

When Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) joined the list of Democrats who said they’d be skipping President Trump’s first State of the Union address (because he’s a “despicable” human), one veteran jumped at the opportunity to be a seat filler.

Army Vet Ricky Taylor let it be known last week that he’d gladly take her spot.  Thousands of retweets, an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” and a meeting with Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) later, and Taylor has earned himself a spot in the room.

Duffy reached out to Taylor after seeing his Fox News. Long story short: he invited the veteran to the SOTU address as his plus one. The extra ticket usually goes to his wife Rachel Campos Duffy, but she too was more than happy to give it to Taylor.

[CtH: Too bad it isn’t Maxine’s actual seat!]

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2018/01/18/confirmed-veteran-is-taking-maxine-waterss-seat-at-state-of-the-union-n2436239

California AG: ‘We Will Prosecute’ Employers Who Cooperate with Federal Immigration Officials
SO IF AN EMPLOYER KNOWS SOMEONE IS AN ILLEGAL AND HAS COMMITTED CRIMINAL ACTS, HE’LL BE PROSECUTED FOR TURNING HIM IN?

[CtH: Sounds about right … for California. I wonder if federal law requires businesses to provide that information to ICE.  So many reasons why California is the least business-friendly state in the union.]

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) says his office “will prosecute” employers who cooperate with federal immigration officials to deport criminal illegal aliens from the United States.

In a press conference on Thursday, the pro-open borders attorney general warned California employers of new state laws that barred businesses from providing information on illegal aliens to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency that would aid in deportations.

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/01/18/california-ag-we-will-prosecute-employers-who-cooperate-with-federal-immigration-officials/

Heaven Help Us! Nancy Pelosi To Judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’


I TUNED IN TO THIS ONCE, BECAUSE I LIKE WATCHING TOP FUEL FUNNY CAR DRAGSTERS. ALL I SAW WAS A BUNCH OF UGLY GUYS IN WIGS.

Yes, the congresswoman who recently told her constituents she has a “massive funding gap to fill,” is clearly working hard to keep her seat as she guest-judges with such Hollywood personalities as Vanessa Hudgens and Adam Lambert. Pelosi, who accused Trump of “destroying President Obama’s phenomenal legacy,” is keeping up with her own legacy by judging drag queens on VH1.

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/corinne-weaver/2018/01/18/heaven-help-us-nancy-pelosi-judge-rupauls-drag-race

How the Press Treated Hillary’s Health vs. Trump’s
A good mashup here from the Washington Free Beacon. I mean, as far as I know, Trump hasn’t passed out and collapsed into a car.

Vowing to ‘rip’ Trump ‘a new one,’ Obama’s ex-presidency devolves into third-world coup-plotting

Far from content living his golden years on the $400,000 speech and lecture circuit of other former presidents, President Obama has been busy with clawing back his old power. He’s actually covertly plotting to oust his democratically elected successor, President Trump, vowing to his associates to “rip him a new one” in the 2018 midterm elections. Seems he’s not all that interested in watching his younger daughter grow up.

Want to know who the leader of the resistance is? This is the leader of the resistance.
Knowing how Obama’s campaign organization was run, with its slipshod accounting of foreign cash infusions and phony claims to be running on small-dollar donations, it’s probable that this operation is as shady as all the other ones. In fact, it is all the other ones. DCWhispers reports that it comprises almost entirely Obama’s leftover and not dead campaign apparatus.

It’s a disgusting picture for any ex-presidency.

[CtH: Seriously!  Don’t TALK to me about Trump’s tweeting, all you Obama lovers!]

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/01/vowing_to_rip_trump_a_new_one_obamas_expresidency_devolves_into_coup_plotting.html

Trump Admin Freezes Tens of Millions in Aid From UN Agency for Palestinians

The Trump administration is withholding more than half of an aid package to a United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees.  The U.S. will still give $60 million to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency but is cutting $65 million from a planned $125 million contribution.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2018/01/17/trump-admin-holds-tens-of-millions-from-un-agency-for-palestinians-n2435320

PRESIDENT TRUMP Stops Speech…Brings Shocked Worker On Stage To Speak

If Democrats Take the House, They’ll Impeach Trump

The Republicans may well lose control of Congress in 2018 for the first time since 2006. This is significant, because one of the things a congressional majority has the power to do is bring articles of impeachment against a sitting president.

The lowest possible arbitrary, inexact standards of “high crimes and misdemeanors” to which the Democrat-controlled Congress can possibly stoop will undoubtedly be fulfilled early on in the new congressional year as the Democrats rush to satisfy their highest priority – removing President Trump – to the complete and total exclusion of anything else the country needs to be done.

One can only imagine the breathless, frantic, grandstanding speeches and floor declarations from the likes of Maxine Waters, John Lewis, Nancy Pelosi, Sheila Jackson Lee, Adam Schiff, and Elijah Cummings as they compete for national liberal media adulation with one overwrought, hyperbolic performance after another.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/if_democrats_take_the_house_theyll_impeach_trump.html#ixzz54ebpEEMP

Diamond and Silk tell Democrats: ‘This is not Burger King, you can’t have everything your way’

WE HAVEN’T HEARD FROM OUR GIRLS LATELY

The duo said they do not expect former President Barack Obama to campaign for endangered Democrats ahead of this November’s House and Senate races.

“For him hitting the campaign trail, what he needs to be worried about is the trail leading back to him and his administration about their alleged abuse of power,” said Diamond.
“And President Obama, need to stop acting like a girlfriend full of revenge and Donald Trump is the president, and Donald Trump is also Obama’s president. So suck it up, buttercup,” Silk added.

Illinois population trend could lead to one fewer congressional seat for state

ILLINOIS IS AMONG THE HIGH TAX STATES THAT ARE BLEEDING POPULATION. IT MAY LOSE 2 SEATS AFTER THE NEXT CENSUS.

In U.S. Census Bureau estimates released last month, Illinois’ population decreased by 22,000 people from 2014 to 2015. Because of the estimated drop, Election Data Services, a Virginia-based political consulting firm, projects Illinois will lose a representative in the U.S. House of Representatives.

I LIVE IN THE 16TH DISTRICT, TOP DEAD CENTER OF THE STATE, 15 MILES FROM THE WISCONSIN LINE.

Illinois is one of nine states that could lose a representative in Congress. According to Election Data Services, Alabama, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia also could lose a seat.

Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina and Oregon would each gain one seat, Florida would gain two seats, and Texas might gain three seats under the Election Data Services projections.

http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article53995625.html#storylink=cpy

Mulvaney Scolds Acosta for Defending Schumer From Shutdown Blame: ‘I Have to Laugh’

Follow the March for Life Open Thread

Every year, pro-lifers from all over the country brave the D.C. winter to stand for the sanctity of life, representing a fraction of national pro-life support.  The value and sanctity of each and every human life is by far one of the most, if not THE most important issue of our time.
https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/01/follow-the-march-for-life-open-thread/

Anti-Israel activists attempt to hijack Women’s March – again

Attempt by Jewish Voice for Peace, Code Pink and others to make Women’s March 2018 about Ahed Tamimi, arrested for hitting and kicking Israeli soldiers for the cameras.

During the 2017 Women’s March on Washington and follow up Women’s Strike, anti-Israel activists attempted to hijack the movement.

Anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour attempted to steer the movement against Israel, and the Women’s Strike was co-organized by and honored convicted supermarket bomber murderer (and immigration fraudster) Rasmea Odeh.

Ahed Tamimi is the Palestinian teenager, who turns 17 this month, who has been exploited by her parents and supporters in groups like JVP and Code Pink, for propaganda purposes since early childhood. I summarized this background after Ahed was arrested for hitting and kicking Israeli soldiers on a live Facebook feed filmed by her mother, Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian teen exploited by her parents and BDS supporters, indicted for assault:

Ahed has been thrust into the spotlight by her parents because they understand, as her father Bassem recently stated, that her blond hair and light skin color makes her appealing to Western audiences.

As we have covered many times, it is nothing short of child exploitation and abuse to encourage children to engage in such dangerous behavior of deliberately trying to provoke the police and soldiers so that cameras can capture the interaction. If the Israeli policeman or soldier reacts, it’s used as a propaganda tool to claim Israeli cruelty to children; if the Israeli policeman or soldier doesn’t react (which is what almost always happens), it is used as a propaganda tool to claim Israelis are weak and scared….

https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/01/anti-israel-activists-attempt-to-hijack-womens-march-again/


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Rejoice, O Israel — You have a Champion

Hallelujah! Trump Will Recognize Jerusalem as Capital of Israel Wednesday, Begin Moving Embassy

President Donald Trump will announce Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and that the State Department will begin a process to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

The officials conveyed that the change is a recognition of “reality” — both the historic reality that Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people and the Jewish faith since ancient times; and the modern reality that the city is the seat of government for Israel, housing its legislature, supreme court, prime minister, and executive agencies.

http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/12/05/hallelujah-president-donald-trump-will-recognize-jerusalem-as-capitol-of-israel-begin-moving-embassy/

Presidents have long hesitated to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because,they claimed,it would impede a “two state solution.” The reality is, there are NOT TWO STATES! There is the state of Israel and a bunch of displaced sand lizards that Jordan didn’t want to feed, so they told them “Go squat on the West Bank — the Jews will take care of you while you hide behind schools and hospitals and fire hundreds of rockets at them and bomb school buses and restaurants.”

The lead singer of the Muslim rock band known as “The Hamas Terrorists,” a dude named Meathead Grabass or something like that, took time from his quest for true love in a barnyard to whine that this will inhibit the “peace process.” Their idea of a peace process is the extermination of the Jewish state. Then they will be at peace… until they find somebody else to kill.

Feinstein Urges Trump Not to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, Despite Voting to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) on Tuesday castigated the idea of moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying it would be a “terrible decision” despite previously voting for the embassy move to take place.

“Reports indicate the president will move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” the California senator tweeted. “I wrote him last week to explain why that would be a terrible decision.”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/feinstein-urges-trump-not-move-u-s-embassy-jerusalem-despite-voting-move-embassy/

Hamas plans ‘day of rage’ in response to Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Terror group Hamas is calling for a “day of rage” Friday, urging Palestinians to protest President Donald Trump’s plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv.

The group, designated a terrorist organization by the U.S., encouraged Palestinians in an official Arabic statement to send a message “with all available means” to Israel after the upcoming Friday prayers.

It added that making Jerusalem the Israeli capital was crossing a “red line.”

[CtH: Yeah, let’s not cross any “red lines” … the way Obama did over and over and over.]

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/06/hamas-plans-day-rage-in-response-to-trumps-jerusalem-decision.html

There’s so much happening at such speed that I could have listed a lot more different items here. I’ll put them on another post to try to maintain some semblance of order.

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The Midnight Ride of Pistol Pete

My beloved child bride was tending Miss Olivia, who wasn’t feeling well, so I turned in about 8:00PM. Someone locked the bottom door of our apartment building, which is broken and there is no key for, just the deadbolt that all tenants can open. She had to ring the buzzer shortly after 9 and I’ve been up since.

I leave for work in an hour and a half so I thought I’d take a minute to post some things I didn’t get around to yesterday.

One week from today is the showdown in Alabama. Trump has finally given his full support to Judge Moore and the RNC is funding his campaign again. This seems to be a sign they know he’s going to win despite their best efforts to screw him over. The left, though, never gives up. They sense that Roy Moore is heading toward victory.

Alabama voters doubt accusations enough that they may feel comfortable sending a message of contempt for Washington, both D.C. and Post

If there was a turning point in Roy Moore’s political fortunes, it was the press conference Gloria Allred held with accuser Beverly Nelson, who emotionally described what she said was a sexual assault behind a diner at which she worked. That press conference gave Moore two things he needed politically: a chance to make Allred an issue in the campaign, and a piece of physical evidence to attack, the handwriting in the yearbook.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2017/12/the-sense-that-roy-moore-is-heading-toward-victory/

Mitch McConnell Folds on Opposition to Roy Moore: ‘We’re Going to Let the People of Alabama Decide’

“Well, I think — we’re going to let the people of Alabama decide a week from Tuesday who they want to send to the Senate. And then we’ll address the matter appropriately,” McConnell said, insinuating that he would back a Senate Ethics Committee investigation of the allegations against Moore when Moore wins on Dec. 12.

[CtH: Meanwhile, they’re letting Democrats decide IF they want to resign?]

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/03/mitch-mcconnell-folds-on-opposition-to-roy-moore-were-going-to-let-the-people-of-alabama-decide/

I PREDICT IF MOORE WINS AND McCONNELL REFUSES TO SEAT HIM, THERE WILL BE A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS.

Soros Army in Alabama to Register Convicted Felons to Vote Against Roy Moore

HEY, IT HELPED THE DEMOCRATS WIN IN VIRGINIA.

The aim of the effort has been to get as many felons as possible on the roster before last Monday, the deadline to register in order to vote in Alabama’s Dec. 12 senate special election that pits Republican Roy Moore against Democratic challenger Doug Jones. The man spearheading the campaign has stated outright that his effort is meant to ensure a Democratic victory in Alabama.

The thousands of felons reportedly newly registered over the past few weeks were most likely not included in any recent polling on the Alabama senate race put out by major firms.

[CtH: What does it say about the Democratic Party that they feel confident that FELONS will vote for THEIR candidates?]

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/03/soros-army-alabama-register-convicted-felons-vote-roy-moore/

Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Full Travel Ban In 7-2 Decision

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce the travel ban by residents from six radical regimes and failed states. The travel ban applies to travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. And officials from North Korea and Venezuela.
Far left Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.

YOU LIKELY KNEW WHO THE DISSENTERS WERE.  TRUMP SHOULD SEND AUTOGRAPHED COPIES TO THE NINTH CIRCUS AND THAT PUNK BUDDY OF OBAMA’S IN HAWAII.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/supreme-court-allows-trumps-full-travel-ban-7-2-decision/

Trump’s Plan To Overhaul National Monuments Law Is All About ‘Righting Past Overreach’

TRUMP SPOKE IN UTAH TODAY AND RETURNED 2 MILLION ACRES THAT OBAMA ILLEGALLY CONFISCATED TO STOP ENERGY EXPLORATION.

Trump will sign orders to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments as recommended by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. However, that’s only the first step in the administration’s plan for the Antiquities Act.

“Public lands should be for the enjoyment of everyone, not just special interests,” will be the Trump administration’s message in this effort

http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/04/trumps-plan-to-overhaul-national-monuments-law-is-all-about-righting-past-overreach/

Utah state leaders Greg Hughes and Wayne Niederhauser thanked President Trump for following through on a promise to voters.

“This is great news for the residents of southern Utah who depend on the use of public lands for their livelihoods and the Native Americans who depend on access to Bears Ears lands for their material and spiritual needs.”

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2017/12/02/commentary-we-encourage-and-support-utahs-federal-delegation-changing-the-antiquities-act/

Trump’s Monuments Decision Is A Huge Win For Utah’s Orrin Hatch

All the while in private, Trump is asking Hatch, the the longest-serving GOP senator in history, to run for re-election.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/04/trumps-monuments-decision-is-a-huge-win-for-utahs-orrin-hatch/

NOT EVERYONE WAS HAPPY TO SEE THE PRESIDENT TODAY.

Protesters chanting ‘F—k you, Trump’ greet president at Utah State Capitol

President Trump was greeted by protesters at the Utah State Capitol on Monday shouting “F**k you, Trump” as the motorcade passed by.

The president traveled to Utah on Monday to announce his decision to scale back the state’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/protesters-chanting-fk-you-trump-greet-president-at-utah-state-capitol/article/2642496

Obama Can’t Resist Urge to Bash Trump Overseas
IT’S JUST KILLING HIM TO SEE ALL HIS DEVIL’S WORK BEING UNDONE.

This weekend, Obama proved once again that he is incapable of affording his successor the same courtesy shown by his predecessor. While speaking in Paris, Obama cited a lack of American leadership on climate change.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2017/12/obama-cant-resist-urge-to-bash-trump-overseas/

Feinstein: Case ‘Being Put Together’ Against Trump For Obstruction of Justice

Democrat Dianne Feinstein, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, said on Meet the Press that it is becoming clear that President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey represents an obstruction of justice — a case she believes special counsel Robert Mueller is now focused on.

http://www.hapblog.com/2017/12/feinstein-case-being-put-together.html

THE DERSH WOULD TEND TO DISAGREE WITH HER.

Dershowitz Slams Feinstein Over Obstruction Argument: ‘Doesn’t Know What She’s Talking About’

“You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire Comey and his constitutional authority to tell the Justice Department who to investigate, who not to investigate,” Dershowitz said during an interview with Fox News.  “We have precedents that clearly establish that.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2017/12/04/the-dershowitz-interview-trump-said-is-a-mustwatch-n2417735

Puerto Rican Refugees Could Flip Florida, Put Impeachment in Play
I HEARD THIS ON RUSH TODAY… THIS IS FRIGHTENING
Remember the big hurricane that wiped out Puerto Rico? The publisher of a newspaper in Puerto Rico is reporting that, by their count, 320,000 Puerto Ricans have immigrated to the United States. Seventy percent of them to Florida. Now, the publisher of the Puerto Rican newspaper says that all of these people are very disappointed in the response of the Trump administration to help Puerto Rico recover. She believes by the end of 2018 there will be nearly 400,000 to 500,000 immigrants — think illegal immigrants — in Florida, and, if 60% of them register Democrat, then Florida ever voting for a Republican presidential candidate may be lost for as long as we can see.

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/12/04/puerto-rican-refugees-could-flip-florida-put-impeachment-in-play/

REPORT: Trump to Pull U.S. From U.N. Migration Compact
Officials stated that the New York Declaration, a non-binding political declaration unanimously approved in a non-binding resolution in September 2016, “contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with U.S. immigration and refugee policies and the Trump Administration’s immigration principles.”

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/12/02/report-trump-pull-u-s-u-n-migration-compact/

Trump Dumps Michelle Obama School Lunch Fiasco – Chocolate Milk Is Back!
I LOVED CHOCOLATE MILK IN SCHOOL
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been dismissing Michelle Obama’s signature school lunch rules all year.

“This is not reducing the nutritional standards whatsoever,” Perdue said in May when announcing the Agriculture Department’s intention to bring chocolate milk back to schools. “I wouldn’t be as big as I am today without flavored milk.”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/12/trump-dumps-hated-michelle-obama-school-lunch-fiasco-chocolate-milk-back/

THE SKY IS FALLING! WOE IS US! WOE IS US!

Pelosi: GOP Tax Bill Is ‘End Of The World’

Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed Monday the Republican tax bill is the end of the world. Calling the bill “armageddon,” Pelosi said, “There’s really a very hard way to come back from this.”

[CtH: Seriously?  Has anyone checked if Nancy is taking her meds?]

http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/04/pelosi-gop-tax-bill-is-end-of-the-world-and-armageddon-video/

MSNBC Guest Says Republican Tax Bill Is ‘Akin to Rape’

PROJECT WE MUCH.

[CtH: Those of us who are survivors of ACTUAL RAPE RAPE are offended by all the Democrat hyperbole on the subject.  I DEMAND A SAFE SPACE!]

House Republicans Already Shooting Down Tax Bill’s Promises

FLAKE ISN’T RUNNING AGAIN BECAUSE HE’D GET HIS ASS WHIPPED.  WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE MAINE PAIN?

Collins said she received a promise that the Senate would consider two bipartisan pieces of legislation that would ostensibly mitigate the negative effects that could come from the tax bill’s repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate. Flake said he received a “firm commitment from Senate Leadership and the administration” to work on a permanent protections for the soon-to-be-ended Obama-era program that shields children of undocumented immigrants.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/house-republicans-already-shooting-down-tax-bills-promises/ar-BBGeKJo?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

Report: FBI Agent Dismissed From Mueller’s Russia Probe Changed Comey’s Language on Clinton to ‘Extremely Careless’
THERE WAS A REASON FOR CHANGING THE WORDING.

The shift from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless,” which may appear pedestrian at first glance, reflected a decision by the FBI that could have had potentially significant legal implications, as the federal law governing the mishandling of classified material establishes criminal penalties for “gross negligence.”

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, raised questions over why the change was made after receiving documents from the FBI last month, but the identity of who was behind the edit has not been reported until now.

http://freebeacon.com/politics/report-fbi-agent-dismissed-muellers-russia-probe-changed-comeys-language-clinton-extremely-careless/

Byron York: In Trump-Russia probe, was it all about the Logan Act?

2017_12 05 Logan Act toon by Terrell
In short, there’s no doubt the Logan Act, a law dismissed as a joke or an archaic irrelevancy or simply unconstitutional by many legal experts, played a central role in the Obama administration’s aggressive and enormously consequential investigation of its successor.

Democrats began accusing Trump of Logan Act violations in the summer of 2016, immediately after the Republican convention, when Trump sarcastically invited Russia to produce the 30,000-plus emails that Hillary Clinton deleted rather than turn over to investigators. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said during a July 27 news conference. “I think that you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press — let’s see if that happens, that’ll be nice.”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-in-trump-russia-probe-was-it-all-about-the-logan-act/article/2642434

[CtH: This should read, “It is vital we do something to rebuild the trust we threw away in our non-stop efforts to promote Democrat politicians and policies.”]

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Tempest in a Teacup

So far what we know is that after 6 months and tens of millions of dollars, Robert Mueller, who should be under indictment himself, has charged two people with money laundering and conspiracy and one has pled guilty of lying to the FBI.

Manafort organized a public relations campaign for a group called European Centre for a Modern Ukraine (ECMU), which lobbied the U.S. to support Ukraine’s EU push. Podesta’s company was one of many firms that worked on the campaign. Manafort and Richard Gates moved millions around in an effort to evade taxes. Evade taxes? This was supposed to be about Rusian collusion to influence an election.

Robert Mueller’s big catch was low-level, unpaid intern
In the 14-page document, Robert Mueller’s prosecutors maintain that Papadopoulos, a twentysomething think-tank nerd who jumped ship from the Ben Carson campaign, met with individuals posing as Russian officials who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton.
There was nothing illegal about what Papadopoulos did. The only crime alleged in the indictment is that he lied to federal agents when they asked him about the contacts last January.

http://nypost.com/2017/10/30/robert-muellers-big-catch-was-low-level-unpaid-intern/

Manafort charges grew out of records seized in ‘no-knock’ raid
The cache of lobbying records appears to be crucial to some of the charges against Manafort and Gates. The two men had previously sought to conceal information about their role in the Ukrainian lobbying campaign — which took place before they joined the Trump campaign — developing a “false and misleading cover story” to distance themselves from it and providing “false talking points” to one of the lobbying firms it hired, the indictment charges

https://www.yahoo.com/news/manafort-charges-grew-records-seized-no-knock-raid-205539175.html

Paul Manafort judges: Who are Deborah A. Robinson and Amy Berman Jackson?
IF YOU THINK THESE ARE IMPARTIAL JUDGES, THINK AGAIN

The case will then be handed over to an Obama-appointed judge who donated $1,000 to former President Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign.

U.S. District Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson, the preliminary judge, has overseen cases involving former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry and NBA player Allen Iverson, according to Tickle the Wire, a law news website.

Tickle the Wire also reported Robinson presided in the trial of Lewis “Scooter” Libby, an ex-White House aide who was convicted of lying to authorities and obstructing the probe of a 2003 leak of a CIA operative’s identity.

Earlier this year, Jackson — a Harvard Law School graduate — dismissed a lawsuit brought against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by relatives of victims of the 2012 Benghazi attack.

Jackson ruled that Clinton neither enabled the attack by communicating through her private email server, nor did she defame the victims families in the aftermath, the Washington Times reported.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/30/paul-manafort-judge-who-is-deborah-robinson.html

White House: Trump has ‘no intention’ to fire Mueller

I HOPE TRUMP IS NOT NAIVE ENOUGH TO BELIEVE THAT SINCE HE’S DONE NOTHING ILLEGAL NOTHING CAN HAPPEN TO HIM. HE DOES NOT REALIZE THE INTENSITY WITH WHICH THESE SCUM WANT TO DESTROY HIM.

Sanders also said there have been no conversations at the White House about potential pardons for those charged.  “I think we should let the process play through before we start looking at that,” she said.

Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and Manafort’s business associate, Rick Gates, have been charged on 12 counts, including illegal foreign lobbying, tax evasion and bank fraud.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/357838-white-house-trump-has-no-intention-to-fire-mueller

Dem proposes constitutional amendment to limit Trump’s pardon power

Under Rep. Steve Cohen’s (Tenn.) proposed constitutional amendment, presidents would be prohibited from pardoning themselves, their families, members of their administrations, or people who worked on their presidential campaigns.  Cohen plans to introduce the amendment on Tuesday when the House returns to session.

THIS, OF COURSE, WOULD BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WHEN THE PRESIDENT IS A DEMOCRAT

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/357839-dem-proposes-amendment-to-constitution-to-limit-trumps-pardon-power

It’s Happening: Clinton Bundler Tony Podesta Steps Down, Dissolves the Podesta Group
MANAFORT WAS WORKING FOR THIS PUKE WHEN HE COMMITTED HIS ALLEGED CRIMES. PODESTA SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED AND CHARGED. WHETHER HE WILL OR NOT REMAINS TO BE SEEN.

Interestingly, many of these charges could also be applied to Podesta. Manafort worked for the Party of Regions, a pro-Russia Ukrainian political party whose president, Viktor Yanukovych, ruled Ukraine between 2010 and 2014. Amid the “Panama Papers” leak emerged a Party of Regions ledger listing $12.7 million in cash payments for Manafort
Both Manafort and the Podesta Group failed to register as lobbyists acting on behalf of a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

THIS LAW HAS BEEN ON THE BOOKS SINCE THE 1920’S BUT NOBODY HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH IT SINCE 1966, EVEN THOUGH MANY PEOPLE DO IT. MANAFORT IS A SPECIAL CASE, APPARENTLY.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/its-happening-clinton-bundler-tony-podesta-steps-down-dissolves-the-podesta-group/

Hillary Clinton Hung Out With Sidney Blumenthal And Tony Podesta This Weekend

SHE DOESN’T SEEM TO HAVE A CARE IN THE WORLD

Democratic California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris made appearances at Clinton birthday party, where they were greeted with heaping helpings of champagne, finger food and chocolate cake. Lawmakers were not the only people in attendance. Clinton celebrated her 70th birthday alongside David Brock, the founder of liberal media outlet Media Matters, and Brian Fallon, one of her campaign advisers.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/30/hillary-clinton-hung-out-with-sidney-blumenthal-and-tony-podesta-this-weekend/

Clinton on Russia investigation: “We know everything we need to know”
THIS BITCH HAS SOME BALLS, I’LL GIVER HER THAT.

She added, “We know everything we need to know, we just have to make sure that members of Congress do their jobs and hold the president accountable.”

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/clinton-on-russia-investigation-we-know-everything-we-need-to-know/ar-AAufwrC?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

Honeypot: Was the Trump Camp’s Meeting With Russian Lawyer All a Clinton Set-Up?
The Fusion GPS connection raises a supremely interesting question: Did the Clinton campaign actually orchestrate the meeting between Trump campaign officials and Veselnitskaya? Is the entire Trump-Russia collusion narrative the result of a Clinton set-up?

After PJ Media’s Liz Sheld suggested the idea to this reporter, it seemed increasingly plausible. Not only does the timeline work out, but Clinton attacked Trump as Putin’s puppet and Clinton’s connections to Russia had been powerfully reported in 2015. What better way to distract from Clinton’s ties to Russia than proving “collusion” on Trump’s part?

https://pjmedia.com/trending/honeypot-was-the-trump-camps-meeting-with-russian-lawyer-all-a-clinton-set-up/

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Tuesday Stuff

FROM TING’S NEIGHBORHOOD
There is a gubenatorial contest in less than a month in Ting’s home state of Virginia. Apparently that vicious punk Terry McAuliffe must be term limited. I can’t see any of these rodents giving up power for any other reason.

New Polls Show Ralph Northam Leads Virginia Gubernatorial Race But Ed Gillespie Within Striking Distance
With barely a month to go before Virginians choose their next governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general, all three Democratic candidates maintain statistically significant leads over their Republican rivals, according to a Wason Center survey of likely voters. At the top of the ticket, current Democratic Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam leads former Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie, 49% to 42%, with Libertarian Cliff Hyra taking 3% of the vote and another 6% still undecided.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/09/new-polls-show-ralph-northam-leads-virginia-gubernatorial-race-but-ed-gillespie-within-striking-distance/

Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam Spar in Final Debate for Virginia Governor
I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT NORTHAM, BUT I’M WILLING TO BET HE’S A REPTILE WHO CRAWLS ON HIS BELLY, LIKE MOST DEMOCRATS.
NORTHERN VIRGINIA IS WHERE THE D.C. SCUM FLEE TO ESCAPE THE VIOLENCE AND LIVE IN THEIR GATED COMMUNITIES WITH ARMED SECURITY.
The two candidates debated topics including tax reform, revitalizing rural Virginia, sanctuary cities, and Gov. McAuliffe’s canceled meeting with the Virginia Sheriff’s Association.

A new poll from Emerson College put Gillespie and Northam in a statistical tie.
http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2017/10/09/ed-gillespie-and-ralph-northam/
VA Sheriffs’ Assn: McAuliffe Canceled Meeting over Ed Gillespie Endorsements
IF I NEVER SAW THIS HEAP OF RANCID PUS AGAIN IT WOULD BE TOO SOON
Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA) executive director John Jones accused Virginia Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe of canceling a budget meeting with the VSA over having a majority of sheriffs endorsing Republican Ed Gillespie for governor.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/09/va-sheriffs-assn-mcauliffe-canceled-meeting-over-ed-gillespie-endorsements/

GOP Lawmaker Calls for End of NFL Tax Exemptions Following Anti-Anthem Protests
Florida Republican lawmaker Matt Gaetz is calling on the US Congress to end the tax-exempt status of the NFL’s business office.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/gop-lawmaker-calls-end-nfl-tax-exemptions-following-anti-military-protests/

Trump is overwriting Obama’s unlawful green schemes
EVEN THOUGH SCOTUS RULED AGAINST HIM TIME AND AGAIN, THE DAMAGE WAS DONE. COMPANIES SPENT BILLIONS TO RETROFIT THEIR FACILITIES TO CONFORM WITH THE ILLEGAL REGULATIONS. DEMOCRATS SAY THEY CAN’T AFFORD TO UNDO THE CHANGES BECAUSE THERE WOULD BE MORE COST INVOLVED.

In his impatience with Congress and his administrative imperiousness, Obama dispensed with all that. What he imposed unilaterally is subject to unilateral reversal.
The rollback will encounter its own regulatory and legal obstacles but can be achieved more readily than if Obama had been able to (or bothered to) write a swath of his legacy into law.
http://nypost.com/2017/10/09/trump-is-overwriting-obamas-unlawful-green-schemes/

NRA’s Chris Cox: Hillary Clinton Will Never Spend a Moment Without Armed Security
Chris Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, accused Hillary Clinton of “hypocrisy” for her stance on gun control and criticism of the NRA, telling “Fox News Sunday” that Clinton “will never spend a moment … without armed security” or “live in a high crime area.”
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/

Feinstein’s Reelection Bid Faces Opposition From the Left
‘She continues to cling to office as a voice for the status quo’
THE LEFT IS WHINING SHE’S TOO CONSERVATIVE.
THIS CRONE WILL BE 91 AT THE END OF HER NEXT TERM… DOES SHE REALLY NEED MORE MILLIONS IN BRIBES AND KICKBACKS?
At least one liberal journalist, Markos Moulitsas, founder of the progressive Daily Kos and co-founder of Vox Media, reached out directly to De León, an outspoken opponent of President Donald Trump who is pushing a sanctuary state law in California, offering to work together to beat “the most pro-Trump Blue-state Dem in the country [Feinstein].”
http://freebeacon.com/politics/feinstein-reelection-bid-faces-opposition-left/

Obama’s Chicago Presidential Library Taking Criticism for Having No Records for Scholars to View
THERE IS A REASON WHY HE HAD ALL HIS RECORDS SEALED BY COURT ORDER BEFORE HE STARTED HIS POLITICAL ACT. PEOPLE WOULD REALIZE HE WAS GIVEN A PASS SOLELY BECAUSE OF HIS RACE. HE WAS FAR TOO LAZY TO APPLY HIMSELF, THAT WAS FOR OTHER, LESS GIFTED PEOPLE TO DO.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the Obama library seems more like a playland than a presidential archive. The facility will house “a children’s play garden, sledding hill, green spaces for picnics and outdoor gatherings, basketball courts and even a recording studio,” the paper reported.
But now the winning school, the University of Chicago, is wondering if all they will really get is an overgrown community center.
“This is going to be completely different,” Foundation CEO David Simas said at a recent event. “What the president and first lady said … is they simply did not want a museum that served as a mausoleum, as a way to look back.”
Indeed, James “Skip” Rutherford, the current dean of the William J. Clinton School of Public Service, insisted that the paper records aren’t really that important.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/10/obamas-chicago-presidential-library-taking-criticism-no-records-scholars-view/

REPORT: NFL Players Are Now ‘Scared’ To Take a Knee, ‘People Have to Feed They Family’
“FEED THEY FAMILY”… THAT’S A DIRECT QUOTE. I USE STREET SLANG ON OCCASION TO MOCK THE CULTURE
According to The Root, who spoke with multiple NFL players on background, teams have ordered players to stand for the anthem. Players who wish to protest do so at their own career peril. The report indicates that many players are “scared” to protest, especially if they are not starters, “People have to feed they family,” the one member of the coaching staff says.
http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/10/994297-report-nfl-players-now-scared-take-knee-people-feed-family/

University of Oregon Students Shut Down Speech by University President
“Nothing about us without us!”
University of Oregon President Michael Schill was supposed to deliver a speech last week about a $50 million dollar gift to the school. Before he could even take the stage, the event was taken over by student protesters.
The protesters claimed they weren’t part of any single cause but chanted “Nothing about us without us” implying that they demanded to be part of any decisions made by the school.
https://legalinsurrection.com/2017/10/u-oregon-students-shut-down-speech-by-university-president/


Tweet, Tweet! Donald Trump on North Korea: “Only One Thing Will Work”
PEOPLE WHO RULE BY BRUTE FORCE ONLY UNDERSTAND BRUTE FORCE
The ominous message is most likely an indication that President Trump believes speaking with North Korean officials is an utter waste of time for all involved.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2017/10/07/donald-trump-on-north-korea-only-one-thing-will-work-n2392137

Shorter Harvey Weinstein: ‘I’m a Liberal, Maybe Gimme a Pass?’
This is grotesquely brazen. Because it’s so transparently obvious what Harvey Weinstein is saying here: “Guys, I’m a liberal, I’m going to go after the NRA, I’m going to make a movie that’s about how terrible Trump is, I’m giving money to liberal causes, whaddaya say about maybe giving me a pass here, huh?”
I would be flabbergasted by the brazenness of it all if I hadn’t just read several thousand words about him trying to get well-known actresses to give him rubdowns in the nude or trying to get a pass from grabbing the breasts of models and writing it off as, hey, just part of my job. What a remarkable scumbag. What a disgusting ploy.
http://freebeacon.com/blog/shorter-harvey-weinstein-im-liberal-maybe-gimme-pass/

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The Best Laid Plans

The original plan for today was to concentrate on the looming threat posed by that fat little brat in NoKo who would be simply pathetic if it were not for the fact he is so dangerous. I still plan to do it, but first things first.

When AG Sessions announced that Obama’s executive order illegally creating DACA was going to be undone by Trump, the reaction was predictable, as it always is when the left doesn’t get their way 100% of the time. It would be a monumental waste of time to post even a smidgen of the wailing from media whores, bloated political layabouts, and glitterati who think their opinion is so much more important than yours, and you need to pay attention because they’re really, really smart.

It is obvious that the alternative to President Trump that we were faced with would be far, far worse, but damn, he is frustrating the hell out of us. He would sign ANY legislation Congress sent him, just to say he did it. The lazy bastards in the GOP are in no hurry to do anything they could be called on and their friends the democrats aren’t about to help.


This really pissed me off:

Trump Explicitly Calls For Amnesty, Says He Might ‘Revisit’ DACA Decision

HE SAID, ESSENTIALLY, SIT ON YOUR ASSES FOR 6 MONTHS AND I’LL REINSTATE DACA. A REAL NO-BRAINER FOR THE DO-NOTHINGS.

“Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do),” Trump tweeted. “If they can’t, I will revisit this issue!”

“Congress now has the opportunity to advance responsible immigration reform that puts American jobs and American security first,” Trump said in a statement following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement about the rescinding of DACA. Trump’s call for a legislative amnesty is a departure from his campaign rhetoric in which he said there would be “no amnesty.”

Trump to Congress: Legalize DACA (or I Will Revisit)

But by late Tuesday, Trump appeared to have turned into a paper tiger on the key campaign promise to get rid of DACA, saying he would “revisit this issue” if Congress did not “legalize DACA.”

It is unlikely that Trump’s “America First” base, which supported Trump in part because of his focus on illegal immigration, will be satisfied with anything approaching a repeat of DACA — either by Congress or presidential pen.

Perhaps sensing a possible cave, conservative commentator Ann Coulter tweeted before the announcement that millions of voters “not only won’t vote for [Trump] again, but will never vote Republican again if they pass this DACA amnesty.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/05/ttrump-to-congress-legalize-daca-or-i-will-revisit/

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/05/trump-explicitly-calls-for-amnesty-says-he-might-revisit-daca-decision/

Graham, Durbin To DREAMers: ‘Don’t Give Up Hope, You Have Done Nothing Wrong’

GRAHAM IS ONE OF THE DEMOCRATS’ MOST RELIABLE TURD POLISHERS

Durbin added that the time for action is now, and that the DREAMers should not lose hope. Graham added that the DREAMers have done nothing wrong. The full press conference is featured below:

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/09/05/graham-durbin-to-dreamers-dont-give-up-hope-you-have-done-nothing-wrong-n2377434

Dems Already Fundraising Over DACA Repeal

WE HAVE COME TO EXPECT NO LESS FROM THESE CARRION CROWS

“Donald Trump’s heartless decision to rescind DACA will force these young people into the shadows. It is a moral disgrace,” Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said in an email to supporters. “Today, show Donald Trump we will not let his cruelty stand. Chip in $3 or more right now.”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/05/dems-already-fundraising-over-daca-repeal/

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: ‘Heartless’ for Pelosi and Dems to Fundraise Off DACA Decision

There Is No Such Thing As a ‘Deserving DREAMer’


I, I, I. Me, me, me. My bills. My ego. My education. My job. My anxiety.  Since when did DACA become the Depression and Anxiety Cure for Amnesty-seekers?

It’s this insatiable appetite for collective entitlement that demonstrates the perils of blanket amnesty. Give a privileged political class an inch and they’ll take, take, take until feckless public servants give away their country.

https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2017/09/06/there-is-no-such-thing-as-a-deserving-dreamer-n2377462

Former President Barack Obama Says Ending DACA Is Cruel And Wrong | MSNBC

Sessions: DACA an ‘Unconstitutional Exercise of Authority’ by Executive Branch

Trump on DACA Decision: ‘Long-Term It’s Going to Be the Right Solution’

Feinstein Admits DACA on Shaky Legal Ground

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Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!

I have a real bad feeling about this. There dwells within my breast a real skepticism any time democrats agree with ANYTHING the president does. They convinced George H.W. Bush that David Souter was a constitutionalist judge and he was confirmed handily. SURPRISE! He turned out to be just another liberal hack. As Ann Coulter once said: ‘Why is it NO judge appointed by a democrat has ever disappointed them?’ Because they have a huge roster of leftist judges perfectly willing to replace the rule of law with their own personal opinion.

President Trump has chosen Christopher Wray to be the next FBI Director.
Trump FBI Pick Poised For Confirmation
Christopher Wray impresses even Democratic senators
Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee to replace James Comey as FBI director, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. He performed so well that key Democratic members of the committee such as Senator Dianne Feinstein said they were impressed and were inclined to vote for his confirmation. Senator Al Franken, a chronic skeptic of anything coming from the Trump administration, said to the nominee, “I think you had a good hearing today, and I wish you luck.”
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/267261/trump-fbi-pick-poised-confirmation-joseph-klein
NEIL GORSUCH WAS EMINENTLY QUALIFIED FOR SCOTUS. THE REPUBLICANS HAD TO USE THE NUCLEAR OPTION BECAUSE NOT A SINGLE DEMOCRAT APPROVED OF HIS NOMINATION.

Trump’s OWN FBI Director nominee contradicts him on Russian probe
There was an interesting exchange between Trump’s FBI Director nominee Wray this morning as he was being questioned by Lindsey Graham.

http://therightscoop.com/trumps-own-fbi-director-nominee-contradicts-him-on-russian-probe/#ixzz4mio0uUMK

THERE IS CAUSE FOR CAUTION WHENEVER DEMOCRATS ACCEDE TO ANYTHING TRUMP DOES. AS GRANNY USED TO SAY: “ONCE BITTEN, TWICE SHY.”
Feinstein, Ranking Dem on Judiciary Committee, Will Vote Yes on FBI Nominee Wray

Al Franken Questions FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray
FRANKEN WAS HIS USUAL OBNOXIOUS SELF YESTERDAY

FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray: Meeting Alone With Donald Trump ‘Highly Unlikely’ | NBC News

HERE’S THE READER’S DIGEST VERSION OF THE HEARING, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE WASHINGTON COMPOST

FBI Director Nominee Chris Wray Earns Bipartisan Support
“I think in this man, we have somebody who understand the process of justice, who is committed to an appropriate and positive process, is committed to the law, the constitution, and the people,” Feinstein gushed.

SHOW OF HANDS: ANYBODY REMEMBER WHEN DEMOCRATS GAVE A DAMN ABOUT THE LAW, THE CONSTITUTION, AND THE PEOPLE ?

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On Gorsuch and Such… Day Two

The Democrat clown show lasted more than 11 hours yesterday.  As a public service, I’m posting an assembly of short clips of stalwarts such as Feinstein, Franken, Durbin, Coons, and especially Senator Pat “Depends” Leahy. Rush gave him that nickname because the first time he was on the Senate Intelligence Committee (how’s THAT for an oxymoron?), he purposely made Reagan’s plans to attack Libya public. He was removed from his committee assignment then, but as is always the case with pestilence, he returned. Watch the clip of this bald fraud and see if you can tell whether or not he’d been drinking or at least hung over. “Mumbles” would be a more appropriate moniker.

FNN: Sen. Leahy Asks Gorsuch About GOP Treatment of Merrick Garland, Obama’s Supreme Court Pick

They did their best to trap Judge Gorsuch, smear him or sully his record. What was first and foremost, apparently, was that they wanted a promise from him not to try to overturn Roe v. Wade.  Abortion is the sacrament to the religion of Liberalism and must be protected at all costs.  There were light moments ,and you must see what his obituary would be. Any senator who votes against this very good man should be beaten severely with their own bank book.

Timely new tv ad ‘The Ginsburg rule’ destroys Dems about to pound Judge Neil Gorsuch

“Democrats are attacking Judge Neil Gorsuch because he won’t promise to support their political agenda,” a voiceover in the ad begins. Then in a “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander” moment, the ad pivots to the 1993 confirmation hearings of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, during which she refused to answers posed to her by senators — in excess of 70 times.

Her repeated refusal prompted then-Sen. Joe Biden to come to her support.  “You not only have a right to choose what you will answer and not answer, but in my view you should not answer a question of what your view will be,” he told her during the course of the confirmation proceedings.

Gorsuch Makes Minced Meat of Dick Durbin’s Gotcha Attempt

Senators on the Judiciary Committee took turns spending thirty minutes grilling Gorsuch.

When it was Sen. Durbin’s (D-IL) turn to bat, he flamed out. Gloriously.

“Do you believe that there are ever situations where the cost of maternity leave to an employer can justify an employer asking only female applicants and not male applicants about family plans?” Sen. Durbin asked.

To which Gorsuch sternly replied, “Those are not my words and I would never have said them.”

“I didn’t say that,” said Durbin.

“I asked you if you agreed with this statement.”

“And I’m telling you I don’t,” Gorsuch scowled.

WTF Is A Super-Precedent!? Gorsuch Makes Dianne Feinstein Look Like A Twit Over Roe v. Wade

AL FRANKEN IN A BLUE RIBBON MORON

Al Franken Beclowns Himself Over Gorsuch For The Second Day In A Row

Franken Visibly Frustrated When Gorsuch Doesn’t Take Bait on Merrick Garland Question

Gorsuch Fires Back At Democrats

Neil Gorsuch quizzed by Grassley, Feinstein about Roe v. Wade; see how he responds

Dem Senator Tries, Fails To Pin Down Gorsuch On Hobby Lobby Ruling

The case, which Gorsuch heard as an appeals judge and which was later heard by the Supreme Court, asked if for-profit corporations could bring claims under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).  In this instance, the owners of Hobby Lobby said they had a religious objection to providing certain forms of contraception to their employees. Gorsuch ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, attracting criticism from Coons.

WATCH:

Coons asked Gorsuch why he ruled in favor of allowing for-profit corporations to bring claims under the RFRA.

Gorsuch responded that the law as drafted did not distinguish between natural persons and corporations, and that corporate personhood was a well-established principle of law. He further explained that the government conceded in that case that a non-profit corporation could bring a RFRA claim.

Coons rebutted that it was a “big leap” to take those facts and apply them to for-profit corporations.

“The position you’re advocating is a fine position,” Gorsuch responded. “It’s a respectable position. It’s a good position. It was adopted by precisely two justices of the Supreme Court.”

Gorsuch was referring to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. Two of the four dissenters in the case, Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan, declined to join the portion of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s opinion, which held for-profit corporations or their owners cannot bring claims under the RFRA.  Only Ginsburg and Justice Sonia Sotomayor have taken the position RFRA doesn’t apply to corporate entities.

Coons then pivoted away from Hobby Lobby and asked generally about judicial deference to the beliefs of religious objectors.

Ted Cruz and Neil Gorsuch on “the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything”

What Gorsuch Would Want In His Obituary

The 49-year-old jurist then produced an at-times emotional two-minute monologue of what he would like his obituary to to be. It’s an assignment he gives his students at the end of each semester, Gorsuch told Sasse.

“They hate it. They think it’s corny. Well, it might be a little corny,” Gorsuch said with a hint of self-deprecation.

He continued:

“And people want to be remembered for the kindnesses they showed other people, by and large. What I try to point out is, it’s not how big your bank account balance is, nobody ever puts that in their draft obituary, or that they billed the most hours, or that they won the most cases. It’s how they treated other people along the way. And for me, it’s the words I read yesterday from Increase Sumner’s tombstone. And that means as a person, I’d like to be remembered as a good dad, a good husband, kind and mild in private life, dignified and firm in public life. And I have no illusions that I’ll be remembered for very long. If Byron White is as nearly forgotten as he is now, as he said he would be, I have no illusions, I won’t last five minutes; that’s as it should be. The great joy in life, Shaw said, is devoting yourself to a cause you deem mighty before you are thrown on the scrap heap. An independent judiciary in this country, I can carry that baton for as long as I can carry it, and I have no illusions I’m going to last as long as you suggest, and that’ll be good enough for me.”

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The Gorsuch Hearings

The democrats are in a tough spot. They have to come up with arguments against a man of such wisdom and character that he is almost unassailable. But assail him they will, because their voting base are a bunch of rabid, hate-filled ignoramuses created by a media who make sport out of ruining the lives of anyone who doesn’t take them seriously. Harry Reid, the miserable sludge who obstructed any republican efforts to govern, pulled the ‘nuclear option’ to get hundreds of O’s far left judicial nominees confirmed. He stopped just short of SCOTUS appointments. He has come to regret that, as the GOP are willing to use it to get Trump’s people confirmed. Gorsuch, a strict constitutionalist, is replacing the late Antonin Scalia. The real frenzy will not begin until the president is tasked to replace one of the leftist judges, like Breyer or Ginsburg. That would tip the balance on the court in favor of the Founding Fathers and away from ruling by personal opinion.

Get Ready To Rumble! Gorsuch Hearings Set To Begin

The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the grueling public vetting process of Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, tomorrow.
In a bid to place hurdles in the way of Gorsuch’s confirmation by the Republican-controlled Senate, Democrats on committee have said they will probe him on several fronts based mainly on his record as a federal appeals court judge and a Justice Department appointee under former President George W. Bush.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz said Sunday on the Face the Nation that Democrats can try to block Gorsuch, but they will not be able to tank his appointment.

NARAL-Pro Choice, Planned Parenthood and a coalition of 50 other liberal groups sent Democratic lawmakers a letter in advance of this week’s confirmation hearings telling them to buck up.
‘Democrats have failed to demonstrate a strong, unified resistance to this nominee despite the fact that he is an ultra-conservative jurist who will undermine our basic freedoms and threaten the independence of the federal judiciary,’ the letter stated. ‘We need you to do better.’

Dem Senators want to take Gorsuch down to satisfy base, but unlikely to succeed
Barring something extraordinary, Gorsuch will be confirmed for the Scalia Seat.


Vanity Fair eventually cuts to the chase, noting one teensy-weensy problem: “In the long run, the Democrats have no power to block Gorsuch, except in the unlikely event that a solid majority of Americans comes to view anyone but Garland in Scalia’s seat as an affront to the Constitution.”

Gorsuch Confirmation Presents Democrats With 2 Difficult Paths

When it comes to the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, Senate Democrats appear to have two options: Get out of the way or get run over.
Senate Republicans’ enthusiastic backing of President Trump’s nominee ensures majority support even before the confirmation hearing begins Monday. But the Republicans also hope that enough Democrats are won over by Judge Gorsuch — or recognize the inevitability of his confirmation — that they join in efforts to head off an explosive showdown over a filibuster.

Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch an ‘extremist,’ Feinstein’s office says

Feinstein’s office criticized him for his hostility to the Supreme Court’s doctrine of deferring to government agencies’ interpretations of unclear federal laws. He has called the doctrine a violation of the constitutional separation of powers.

The release said he could also further weaken the tottering government regulations of political campaign financing. In a 2014 opinion, he called the act of contributing to campaigns “a basic constitutional freedom” entitled to the highest level of constitutional protection.

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Be Careful What You Wish For

One thing is clear. If the miserable slug from Nevada had not undone the filibuster in his zeal to get rafts of Obama judicial nominees, President Trump would not have a single cabinet member confirmed. Not a one.

  • Education Secretary: Betsy DeVos confirmed on a voted 51-50.
  • Attorney General: Jeff Sessions confirmed 52-47.
  • HHS Secretary: Tom Price confirmed 52-47.

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the injunction against the travel ban was upheld by the ninth circuit by a margin of 3-0.

Sessions had not yet been confirmed and the lawyers from the Justice Department who argued the case were holdovers from the Obama regime, so there was no real motivation to put much effort in their argument.

It is paramount that the Republicans get Neil Gorsuch confirmed to SCOTUS before the case is heard there. With a 4-4 split, if Kennedy sides with the originalists in deciding such action is within the purview of presidential power, the lower court ruling would stand. It will eventually be reinstated, but the when is unknown.

Dianne Feinstein Regrets Filibuster Reform as Senate Confirms More Trump Cabinet Picks
The Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State with 56 votes; Jeff Sessions as Attorney General with 52 votes; and Betsy DeVos, who barely reached a majority of 51 votes without Vice President Mike Pence’s deciding vote to confirm her as Secretary of Education.

“As we look back, it may well have been better to not have changed the rules.”

Some Democrats remain unapologetic about the decision, however. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told IJR he maintains that filibuster reform was essential:

“At the time I thought, ‘I might serve here with a Republican president and I might serve here when there’s a Republican majority.’  We were in a situation where positions that were really important were going vacant for years at a time.”

9th Circuit Refuses to Reinstate Immigration Pause; ‘We Beat You,’ Gov. Tells Trump
Moments after the ruling, Trump tweeted, “SEE YOU IN COURT,” adding that “THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”

In response, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat who leads one of the states that challenged the ban, said: “Mr. President, we just saw you in court, and we beat you.”

The court battle is far from over. An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court seems likely. That could put the decision in the hands of a divided court that has a vacancy.

Trump’s nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is unlikely to be confirmed in time to take part in any consideration of the ban, which was set to expire in 90 days unless it is changed.

Schumer: ‘We Think We Have Done a Real Service to America’ by Vilifying Trump’s Nominees
Senate Democrats flew a restaurant worker all the way from Los Angeles to Washington on Thursday, to help them portray President Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary not only as “unqualified,” but also as someone who steals money from workers; looks the other way when workers are sexually harassed; forces people to work for free; punishes them for calling in sick; and fights against raising the minimum wage.

“Puzder called us the worst of the worst and the bottom of the pool. I work myself to the bone just to survive. Why would we want someone who think so little of workers in charge of policies that could impact all of us?” the allegedly victimized woman asked.

On Thursday, Schumer told the same news conference, “It’s disgraceful to put ‘secretary of labor’ and ‘Puzder’ in the same sentence, given his views.”

Schumer said Democrats hope they can force the withdrawal of Puzder’s nomination, but even if they can’t, it’s all about laying the groundwork to stymie the Trump administration:

While You Were Sleeping, Tom Price Was Confirmed As Health And Human Services Secretary
When Jeff Sessions was confirmed to be the 84th Attorney General of the United States Wednesday night, a vote was held to move Rep. Tom Price’s (R-GA) Health and Human Services nomination forward for a final vote.  Around 2:15 A.M this morning Price was confirmed in a 52-47 vote.

Hillary Clinton Gloats Over 9th Circuit Ruling Against Trump: “3-0″

Kellyanne Conway Tweets Back
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Liberal Ninth Circuit Court Is Overturned in Recent Years 80% of Time

The Ninth Circuit Court ruled against President Trump and continued to block his travel ban on Thursday.  The Ninth Circuit is the most liberal court in the country — and is the most reversed court in the country.

2010, perhaps seeking to reclaim its position at the top of the heap, the Ninth Circuit was reversed a startling 19 times (79 percent), three times as many reversals as most circuits had cases before the Supreme Court. The same pattern continued in the 2011 (71 percent) and 2012 terms (86 percent), when the Ninth Circuit was reversed more than twice as many times as most circuits had cases before the Court.

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