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Tuesday Junk

The daily installment of “who cares?”

Trump’s lawyers reportedly don’t want him talking to Mueller – It’s advice he should take
There is no evidence Robert Mueller needs from Donald Trump – it’s a trap Trump should avoid unless and until the Supreme Court rules otherwise.
Those characteristics, while they proved valuable against the comatose and drab Hillary, could be a disaster in an interview with Mueller. Mueller’s team is very experienced in these perjury and obstruction traps. They will not ask any questions they don’t already know the answer to, and the questions they ask will not be posed to obtain information. They have all the information. They will be probing not for information, but for mistakes.
Don’t do it. I don’t know what power Mueller would have to compel testimony, but nothing should be done voluntarily.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/02/trumps-lawyers-reportedly-dont-want-him-talking-to-mueller-its-advice-he-should-take/

Clinton: Women ‘Will Be Primarily Burdened’ by Climate Change

Schumer Delivers Most Unhinged Rant Yet: Trump ‘Most Dangerous and Worst Man’ Ever To Be POTUS
“We are dealing with probably the most dangerous and worst man in the presidency we have ever had in the history of this nation, but we are going to win the fight,” Schumer told the crowd.
“If we can take back the Senate, that means that I will have the sole power to determine what goes on the floor of the Senate,” he added. “It means we’ll be able stop Donald Trump from putting all his junk on the floor and stop the anti-LGBT cascade of things that come into the United States Senate,” the Senate Minority Leader continued.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/02/schumer-delivers-unhinged-rant-yet-trump-dangerous-worst-man-ever-potus-video/

Baltimore Mayor Debuts Crime Prevention Office to Support Black Males
Mayor Catherine Pugh announced a new office, to be called the Office of African American Male Engagement, which she says will begin operations on February 12. It is modeled after a similar venture in Philadelphia, where it is called the Office of Black Male Engagement.
The mayor also said she has picked former city high school principal and mayoral candidate Andrey Bundley to helm the office.
“The reason the office is important is because too many black men are either the perpetrators of crime or victims of it,” Bundley said, according to the Baltimore Sun. “It is about saving lives.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/05/baltimore-mayor-debuts-crime-prevention-office-support-black-males/

Judge criticized by Trump may end up determining fate of border wall, report says
US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whom President Trump accused of being biased in handling the Trump University case during the 2016 election, will hear a case on Friday to decide whether the president’s proposed wall along the southern border can get waivers for environmental laws.
If Curiel rules against President Trump, the administration’s effort to secure the border between the US and Mexico could come to a halt.
Curiel, an Indiana native who was nominated to the federal bench by Barack Obama in 2011, was criticized by the president in 2016 for certifying class-action lawsuits that claimed Trump University was fraudulent.
http://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/02/06/judge-criticized-trump-may-end-determining-fate-border-wall-report-says-598728

The 2018 Elections Just Got A Bit Easier For Democrats Thanks To The Supreme Court
The Pennsylvania legislature will redraw the state’s congressional district lines in advance of the 2018 midterm elections, after the Supreme Court Monday declined to overturn an order requiring a new map.
The decision is a victory for Pennsylvania Democrats, who convinced the state supreme court in January that the current map is gerrymandered to favor Republicans, in violation of the state constitution. The court ordered the GOP-controlled legislature to produce a new map by Feb. 9.
http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/05/samuel-alito-supreme-court-2018-elections/

Trudeau Corrects Woman: Say ‘Peoplekind’ Instead of ‘Mankind’ It’s ‘More Inclusive’
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau interrupted a woman asking him a question, at an event he held last week, telling her not to use the term ‘mankind’ but that she should use the ‘more inclusive’ term ‘peoplekind.
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/laurettabrown/2018/02/06/trudeau-tells-woman-to-say-peoplekind-instead-of-mankind-n2445072

Durbin Admits Dems Should Have Disclosed They Paid For Anti-Trump Dossier

With Christie Gone, NJ Taxpayers Poised to Fork Over $7.5 Million to Planned Parenthood
New Jersey Democrats are celebrating that a new governor from their own party has agreed to sign off on a bill to allow taxpayer dollars to be used for family planning grants to Planned Parenthood.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/06/christie-gone-nj-taxpayers-poised-fork-7-5-million-planned-parenthood/

Stanford students feel ‘unsafe and hurt,’ brought to tears over flyers defending ICE agents
Some Stanford University students felt “unsafe and hurt” and were apparently brought to tears over satirical flyers defending ICE agents hung in the Kimball Hall dorm.
That according to the student who hung them, Isaac Kipust, who writes he was subsequently summoned before Associate Dean of Students Alejandro Martinez and his aggrieved peers to answer for his actions.
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/41596/

Homelessness in Los Angeles Has Surged by 75 Percent in Six Years
“by far the biggest single group of unsheltered people in any U.S. city”
Three out of four homeless people — 41,000 — live in cars, campers, tents and lean-tos, by far the biggest single group of unsheltered people in any U.S. city. If you took out Los Angeles, national homelessness would have dropped last year for the first time since the recession.
The problem has only gotten worse since Mayor Eric Garcetti took office in 2013 and a liberal Democratic supermajority emerged in 2016 on the county Board of Supervisors.

If you think any of this has caused California to re-think any of its policy positions, guess again. They’re planning to push even further to the left.
https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/02/homelessness-in-los-angeles-has-surged-by-75-percent-in-six-years/

Elizabeth Warren:”We March In Pink Pussy Hats!”
Yes, yes you do.

New GOP Ad Torches ‘Joe Voted No’ Manchin For Siding With Schumer
West Virginia’s State Auditor has released new statistics about the degree to which Manchin’s constituents stand to gain from the exclusively Republican-passed law — and this is among state employees alone
State employees in West Virginia are collectively expected to keep an additional $50 million annually, according to State Auditor John B. “JB” Mccluskey. McCuskey attributed this savings to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which will provide state employees with a reduction in their tax withholding…

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2018/02/06/wv-state-auditor-state-residents-will-see-50-million-in-2018-tax-cuts-which-joe-manchin-voted-against-n2444684

Judge Rules Bakeshop Owner Doesn’t Have To Bake Wedding Cake For Gay Couple

“For this court to force such compliance would do violence to the essentials of Free Speech guaranteed under the First Amendment,” Lampe ruled, according to a press release sent to The Daily Caller News Foundation. The injunction also posited that if Miller refused to design the cake, the state would force her to close her Tastries Bakery shop altogether.
LiMandri argued in Friday’s court hearing that Miller doesn’t discriminate against same-sex couples, but refuses to use her artistic talents to express a message that conflicts with her religious beliefs about marriage.
http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/06/cake-shop-owner-wedding-cake-gay-couple/

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OUT!!

It seems like every time the president allows access to the media whores, he knows they’re going to make clowns of themselves. And every time, they oblige. They truly can’t help themselves. Jim Acosta, the pathetic Walter Cronkite wannabe, once again showed himself to be the empty soul, trying desperately to be taken seriously. I think he’d have had his credential pulled long ago if not for the fact Trump likes to mess with him and Sarah Sanders is really good at pimp slapping this little turd.

Pres. Trump to CNN’s Jim Acosta: ‘Out’

The veteran reporter along with other members of the press, were allowed inside the Oval Office during a meeting between Pres. Trump and Nursultan Nazarbayev the president of Kazakhstan.

When White House press aides started asking the press to leave, Acosta, whose contentious relationship with the Trump White House has been well-documented, tried to get in a few final questions.

“Did you say you want more people to come into the country from Norway, Mr. President?” Acosta asked.

“Thank you very much, everyone,” Trump responded.

Acosta asked the question again, to which Trump responded in a lower, softer voice, “I want people to come in from everywhere.”

“Just Caucasian or white countries, sir? Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world…people of color?” Acosta asked.

The president pointed at Acosta and said: “Out.”

They need to look at revoking the White House press credentials of CNN’s Jim Acosta.

Here’s another installment of, ‘hey everybody, Trump’s a racist’ from our friends at FAKE NEWS CNN.

Disgraceful. And Trump doesn’t want any of it from Acosta

Acosta Suggests WH Doctor Could Be Withholding Information About Trump’s Health

CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta asked Physician to the President Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson if he was withholding negative information about the president’s health from reporters during Tuesday’s press briefing.

Jackson assured Acosta that there was no information about Trump’s health being withheld, negative or otherwise.

“I can promise there is nothing that I am withholding from you. I can tell you, I’ve done the last four or five of these,” Jackson replied. “I’ve been involved in probably the last six or seven of these and this is hands down more information that has been put forth by any other assessment to date.”

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/16/acosta-suggests-wh-doctor-could-be-withholding-information-about-trumps-health-video/

DHS Secretary Asks to Move on After Four Democrats Ask about Sh**hole Comments

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expressed a desire to “move forward and discuss ways in which we can protect our country,” during her testimony before the Judiciary Committee Tuesday after being asked for the fourth time about vulgar language reportedly used in an immigration meeting last week with President Trump.

“At any point in that conversation on Thursday did the President of the United States use a four-letter word beginning with s in combination with other words or alone that you heard?” Sen. Blumenthal asked.

“Sir, respectfully, I have answered this,” she replied. “I’ve been very patient with this line of questioning. I’m here to tell you about the threats our country faces and the needs and authorities that are needed by the Department of Homeland Security. I have nothing further to say about a meeting that happened over a week ago. I’d like to move forward and discuss ways in which we can protect our country.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/laurettabrown/2018/01/16/i-have-already-answered-this-five-democrats-ask-dhs-secretary-about-shhole-comments-n2435260

Democrats: Trump must capitulate on DACA “to prove you’re not prejudiced or bigoted”

Trump denied using the term, and is backed up by Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue, who were at the same meeting and dispute Durbin’s account.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was at that meeting also. She testified today before a Senate committee which included Durbin.

Durbin fell flat on his face when Nielsen testified she did not remember Trump using the “s***hole” word during the meeting, and that Trump did not have a “specific categorization of countries in Africa.”

NJ Senator Cory Booker then went ballistic, berating Nielsen and accusing her of lying, your “silence and amnesia is complicit.”

The questioning of Nielsen, and Booker’s theatrics, are part of a concerted Democrat effort to turn DACA into a racial issue if Democrats don’t get their way.

It’s all a charade that was laid bare by Chuck Schumer today, who demanded Trump get on board Democrat DACA demands or be labeled a racist:

“If you want to begin the long road back to prove you’re not prejudiced or bigoted, support the bipartisan compromise … One that was aimed at meeting the concerns you voiced,” Schumer said, noting it was negotiated by three Republicans and three Democrats. “This may be the last train leaving the station. President Trump needs to get on board.”

HOW IS THIS NOT A THREAT?

This was a line of attack also used by Durbin:

Cory Booker ‘seething with anger’ as he yells at DHS chief Kirstjen Nielsen

“I had tears of rage,” Booker bellowed at Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in reference to when he first heard of Trump’s “shithole countries” remark last week.

“And for you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss the questions of my colleagues, with tens of millions Americans hurting right now because they’re worried about what happened in the White House …”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/watch-cory-booker-seething-with-anger-as-he-yells-at-dhs-chief-kirstjen-nielsen/article/2646066

Cory Booker is the wokest 8 year old in Congress

Cory Booker: Bangin’ it out to the cheap seats

Journos Unable To Accept Results Of Trump’s Physical Exam

Journalists have long questioned the president’s mental health and fitness for office, but Dr. Jackson debunked any notion that Trump is unhealthy and called his mental health “excellent.”

However, reporters are still unwilling to accept that nothing is wrong with the president and have taken to Twitter to express their displeasure with Dr. Jackson’s assessment of Trump.

CNN’s Brian Stelter, who routinely talks about Trump’s fitness, wrote that Trump passing a cognitive exam has nothing to do with being “unfit.”

“Someone could be sharp as a tack, but still unfit,” Stelter claimed.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/16/trump-healthy-journalists/

AP Reporter Asks Trump Doctor “Do You Have a Life Expectancy Based On Your Results?”

Presidential Doctor Ronny Jackson took questions from the White House press corps after detailing President Trump’s excellent health.

AP reporter Jill Colvin bizarrely asked Dr. Jackson “Do you have a life expectancy based on your results?”
Cristina Laila reported, Dr. Ronny Jackson conducted a physical exam on the President and declared Trump to have excellent cognitive health and attributed it to incredible genes “it’s just the way God made him”.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/wow-ap-reporter-asks-trump-doctor-life-expectancy-based-results/

MSNBC’s Mika Wants ‘Small Crowd’ For Trump’s State Of The Union

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski said that those who disagree with President Donald Trump should “give him a small crowd” at the upcoming State of the Union address.

“I really feel that Democrats and any Republicans with a spine who actually believe that this president is lying and perhaps acting in a way that is bad for this country should not show up for the State of the Union, and some are speaking about that. Give him a small crowd,” retorted Brezinski.

[CtH: It should be remembered that, during his time in office, President Lincoln was reviled by the Democrats, half the Republicans, and a lot of the media.]

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/16/msnbcs-mika-wants-small-crowd-for-trumps-state-of-the-union/

Squinty and Meat Puppet To Be Honored for Responsible Journalism. No, Really…
“Two of most wildly irresponsible members of liberal media, MSNBC anchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, are going to receive an award for being part of “a distinguished group of journalists and First Amendment leaders that exemplify responsible journalism and who practice their constitutionally guaranteed duty to seek and report the truth.”

That’s not a joke, the Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) will actually be honoring the Morning Joe co-hosts during the organization’s annual First Amendment Awards dinner on March 8 in Washington, D.C.The couple will specifically receive the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award for “a radio or television journalist or news executive who has made a major contribution to the protection of First Amendment freedoms.”

http://www.diogenesmiddlefinger.com/2018/01/squinty-and-meat-puppet-to-be-awarded.html

DC Mayor Addresses How High School Grads All Got Diplomas Without Meeting Requirements
 An investigation by WAMU and NPR has found that Ballou High School’s administration graduated dozens of students despite high rates of unexcused absences. We reviewed hundreds of pages of Ballou’s attendance records, class rosters and emails after a district employee shared the private documents. Half of the graduates missed more than three months of school last year, unexcused. One in five students was absent more than present — missing more than 90 days of school.

To add insult to injury, the majority of Ballou’s 2017 graduates missed more than six weeks of school. One teacher recalls seeing kids in the 12th grade that couldn’t read and write.

Local viewers were skeptical and blasted the school system and D.C. leadership in the comment section.

“Dr. Reeves should be prosecuted,” one commenter said.

“Revoke every diploma of every student who failed to meet grad requirements,” another wrote. “Otherwise this is a cruel joke that will have a lasting impact on every DCPS graduate.”

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2018/01/16/dc-high-school-scandal-n2435228

THIS IS PART OF THE PROBLEM

40 Percent Of Kids Now Born To Single Moms—Up 700 Percent Since 1960

A recent report from the Social Capital Project reveals that the American family is disintegrating, fast. Fully 40 percent of mothers are currently unmarried.
This is partly due to the increasing acceptance in out-of-wedlock births. But, as the authors point out, this rise has a few more concrete explanations, such as: increased unwed promiscuity, fewer “shotgun marriages” to pregnant single women, and increasing delayed marriage/rising divorce.

https://nationaleconomicseditorial.com/2018/01/16/single-motherhood-rise/

West Virginia Legislators Propose Bill to Require the State’s Schools to Offer Bible Elective

West Virginia state legislators introduced a bill that would require the state’s schools to offer an elective course on Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament, or the New Testament in the Bible.

State Sens. Mike Azinger (R-Wood) and Sue Cline (R-Wyoming) submitted Senate Bill 252 to the West Virginia Senate Thursday for consideration, WOWK reported.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/16/west-virginia-legislators-propose-bill-require-states-schools-offer-bible-elective/

Dems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat
IT SEEMS LIKE THE REPUBLICANS ARE TRYING TO LOSE THE MAJORITY…IT’S TOO HARD.

Democrats have expressed optimism heading into November’s midterm elections in the wake of successful campaigns at the state and local level.

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee touted Schachtner’s win as the 34th district to flip from Republican-held to Democrat-held since President Trump was inaugurated a year ago.

Democrats won governor races in New Jersey and Virginia, a special U.S. Senate election in Alabama and several other state races late last year.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/dems-flip-wisconsin-state-senate-seat/ar-AAuNeMz?li=AA5a8k&ocid=spartanntp

AZ Sen candidate: Your “clean DACA bill” isn’t happening
McSALLY IS A FORMER FIGHTER PILOT RUNNING FOR FLAKE’S SENATE SEAT

Major news outlets are already sounding the alarm about a possible government shutdown, assuming that a “clean” DACA bill is the hill that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want to die on this week.

This seems particularly true of Arizona Congresswoman (and newly announced Senate candidate) Martha McSally. She was making the rounds on cable news this week, letting the minority party know that they need to pack the “clean” bill idea away because it’s not gonna happen.

Fox News tweeted the video of that exchange for everyone yesterday.

This wasn’t a particularly new position for McSally, who has been solid on immigration issues from the beginning. She was also out with a similar warning during an interview last week, when it might have actually done some good had the Democrats been listening.

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/01/16/az-sen-candidate-clean-daca-bill-isnt-happening-video/

Trump: Freedom Doesn’t Come From Govt, It’s a ‘Sacred Right From Almighty God’

Today, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring January 16, 2018 as Religious Freedom Day, wherein he noted that, “Our forefathers, seeking refuge from religious persecution, believed in the eternal truth that freedom is not a gift from the government, but a sacred right from Almighty God.”

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/trump-freedom-doesnt-come-govt-its-sacred-right-almighty-god

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Re: Durbin’s integrity and honor

Democratic Whip, Senator Dick Durbin reported that President Trump called some countries “s**tholes” during an immigration meeting with members of Congress.

Other senators who were at the immigration meeting with Durbin and Trump have said they don’t recall Trump saying “s***hole.”

Sen. Chuck Schumer took their statements as a direct assault on Durbin’s integrity.

2018_01 14 Schumer tweets about Durbin

Well, dang, Chuck. It’s not like Durbin doesn’t have a history of lying and talking trash about Republicans. Let’s consider for example his recent claim that President Trump’s remarks “were hate filled, vile and racist.”

::coughcough:: So, yeah, not at all like that time in 2005, when Durbin got up on the Senate floor and said U.S. troops were like Nazis, Soviets, and Khmer Rouge.

He was forced to get up on the Senate floor again, to apologize, but his apology wasn’t what you’d call “sincere.” His exact words:

“Some may believe that my remarks crossed the line. To them, I extend my heartfelt apologies.”

[That’s kinda like saying, “I’m sorry you’re stupid.”]

In 2013, Durbin was caught straight up lying, alleging that one GOP congressional leader told President Obama, “I can’t even stand to look at you.”

That never happened. He lied.

As for Durbin’s high dudgeon over President Trump calling “chain migration” by the term “chain migration”, puh-leeze. The term “chain migration” has been part of the vernacular surrounding the immigration debate for decades. Suddenly, Durbin decides it’s a racist dog whistle?

“African-Americans believe they migrated to America in chains and when you talk about chain migration, it hurts them personally.”

What a hypocrite. In 2010, Durbin supported chain migration, using that exact term, in his Senate speech about the Dream Act.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4706768/durbin-advocated-ending-chain-migration

But even if Trump said what Durbin said he said, it’s ridiculous for Durbin et al. to be hitting their fainting couches over it. Two years ago, President Obama called Libya a “s***show.”

No liberal heads exploded.

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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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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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“It’s for the Children”

It always irks me when liberals piss and moan about how mean republicans are to kids and old people. It used to work like a charm every election cycle but a lot of plain, good-hearted working people are getting tired of this nonsense.

Let’s be clear…THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PRO-LIFE DEMOCRAT.  The party hacks have made that painfully clear.

2017_04 26 Pro Life Democrat Losers

Dick Durbin, Tom Perez To 28 Percent Of Dems Who Oppose Abortion: Get In Line Or Get Out

“I am committed to women’s rights under the law, reproductive rights certainly, and our party is [committed],” Durbin said in an appearance on CNN. “We’ve made that part of our platform and position for a long, long time. I know within the ranks of the Democratic Party there are those who see that differently on a personal basis, but when it comes to the policy position, I think we need to be clear and unequivocal.”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/23/dick-durbin-tom-perez-to-28-percent-of-dems-who-oppose-abortion-get-in-line-or-get-out/#ixzz4fB5VudqA

Nancy Pelosi Thinks There’s Room In The Democratic Party For Pro Life Democrats

Sen. Ben Sasse Gives Perfect Response To DNC Chair’s Claim That He “Fights For Little Guy”

Keith Ellison Blames Obama For Democratic Failures

“Your legacy is not a building that he’s going to construct in Chicago housing his presidential papers,” Ellison continued. “His legacy is the work he’s done which I believe is tremendous. But given we lost a lot of statehouse seats, governorships, secretary of states, his true legacy is in danger and I think he can’t say that he wasn’t part of those losses. Who else, right?”

Cummings disagrees with Ellison on Obama, says all Democrats to blame for current woes

Ellison argued that Obama should have worked harder campaigning for congressional elections.

A LOT OF DEMOCRATS DIDN’T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIM

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2017/04/20/keith-ellison-blames-obama-for-democratic-failures-n2315794

Look Who Went Into The Bowl Of Stupid

Diamond and Silk: ‘My president never says anything that’s stupid’

EDITORIAL COMMENT:

Remember Bart Stupak? He and a small group of pro-life democrats didn’t want to vote for Obamacare because of federal abortion funding. It would not have passed without them. Had he stuck to his principles, he would have gotten tens of millions in donations from grateful Americans. In the end, he caved and this disaster passed. And the next election cycle he was summarily booted out of office along with all of the others. All the democrats who voted for O-care got something in return. Which led me to the conclusion there are no moderate democrats. They just have different price tags.

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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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Today’s Posts… Stave Three

So much to do. I’m watching the confirmation hearings and I hope to have the video I’m watching now to post later. Sen. Ted Cruz is absolutely disemboweling the Democrats who suddenly are obsessed with the rule of law while they said nothing for 8 years while Holder made a mockery of the word ‘Justice’. He had special words of disgust for Sen. Stuart Smalley (Idiot-Minnesota).

Never to be deterred, two stupid white people got up in the gallery screaming ‘black lives matter!’ before being escorted out by DC police.

[CtH: I’m not holding my breath for #BlackLivesMatter or #NOW to give a toot about Debra Thomas Clayton, the Black female cop who was killed in the line of duty in Orlando.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4105884/Manhunt-continues-Orlando-gunman-shot-dead-veteran-cop.html%5D

Still, there are other newsworthy items.

Alibaba job boom: Jack Ma chats with Trump about how to create 1 million US jobs over 5 years
ALI BABA IS AN ASIAN VERSION OF E-BAY. MA IS THE RICHEST MAN IN ASIA.

“We’re focused on small business,” Ma told reporters. “We specifically talked about … supporting 1 million small businesses, especially in the Midwest of America. Small businesses on the platform selling products — agriculture products and America services — to China and Asia, because we’re pretty big in Asia.”
Like Etsy or eBay, Alibaba enables third-party sellers in China to take their own businesses to the web. The company only had 36,446 full-time employees, almost all in China, as of March 31, according to SEC filings. But with more than 10 million active sellers as of 2015,  Alibaba estimates its China retail marketplaces “contributed to the creation of over 15 million job opportunities.”

[CtH: But I’m sure he “didn’t build that.”]

‘There Are No Jobs’: Obama Loyalists Scramble To Find Work
Thousands of Obama loyalists are struggling to find work in a city now dominated by the GOP, according to a report from Politico. “It feels like there are just thousands of us trying to find a job, and there are no jobs,” Mira Patel, a longtime Clinton aide told Politico.

[CtH: Karma sucks, don’t it?]

Final bill for Hillary futility: $1.2 billion
bef4d5b2eec11580c5b9c8b56e01a1784a596d760840aa7374c03dcf13d5ce05As Matt Vespa reminds us, Hillary Clinton once offered this zinger about Donald Trump’s claims to be a business wizard: “What kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year?”
The New York Post has the answer in their review of election-campaign financial disclosures. The final cost of Hillary’s futile bid for the presidency — including monies spent by the Democratic Party and supporting PACS — exceeded $1.2 billion.

Whoopi Goldberg: No ‘Right-Leaning Person’ Has ‘Ever’ Lost Their Job for Political Views

After Goldberg read McCain’s tweet, she insisted that people should stop criticizing Hollywood like it was a “bad word.” She then lectured on the history of Hollywood and said that prior to the 1970s, Hollywood was dominated by right-leaning groups.
“That’s how we ended up with McCarthyism and all of these so-called ‘lefties’ being rounded up and eaten up basically for their beliefs,” Goldberg said.

[CtH: The “open mindedness” of liberals in Hollywood totally explains why Republican actors are the ones hiding in their closets now.]

Dem Sen. Dick Durbin Acknowledges Sessions’ Work Has Spared Blacks “Thousands Of Years In Prison”

API Chief: Offshore Oil and Gas Production Could Create 800,000-Plus U.S. Jobs, $200 Billion Annually to Treasury

“Restricted offshore areas could hold more than 50 billion barrels, or more, of oil and more than 195 trillion cubic feet of natural gas,” Gerard said. “Just imagine what the industry could do to further benefit consumers, the economy and the environment if more of that energy were available for responsible and safe domestic production.”

Obama: Don’t Blame Me For The Democrats’ Demise
Clearly, whatever leadership Obama provided, it wasn’t helping Democrats connect with voters across the country.
So what was Obama’s response?
At first, he tried — and we’re not making this up — to blame President Bush.
“I came in the middle of worst financial crisis since the Great Depression,” he said. And since “in 2010 there were a lot of folks who were still out of work,” whoever was president was “gonna get hit.”

[CtH: Reality check, BHO. There are 14.5 million more Americans out of work now than when you took over from Bush.]

Instead, Obama said — and again, we are not making this up — that he was just too darn busy being president to help his fellow Democrats.
“My docket was really full here,” Obama said, “so I can’t be both chief organizer of the Democratic Party and function as commander in chief and president of the United States.”
Stephanopoulos was either too polite or too partisan to not laugh out loud at this statement.

THE GIRLS ARE ON THE CASE

Meryl Streep Underhandely Came For The Donald, Diamond and Silk Straight Out Came For Her

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Saturday Stormwatch

It’s late morning here at the old bunkhouse. Everything is quiet. We went to WalMart early this morning to stock up on things before the first of several storms heading this way. This first will start late this afternoon and will continue until late into the night. After a brief period it will begin again and snow until late Monday. Best guesses by the local weatherdoofuses say from 8-12″, maybe more, usually not less. After driving a truck for 35 years, I’ve faced far, far worse conditions, but at my age it’s just a pain.

Trump transition team reviewing military rules of engagement

IT’S ABOUT TIME WE STOP ASKING OUR SOLDIERS TO FIGHT WITH ONE HAND BEHIND THEIR BACKS. WE SHOOT. THEY DIE. WE WIN.
Trump often blasted the rules of engagement during the campaign trail, arguing they were too favorable to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“We’re sending leaflets down [saying] ‘in an hour we may be bombing your truck.’ Please remove yourself from — we are — we don’t know what we’re doing,” Trump told Fox News on April 13.

Mika Brzezinski: Clinton Campaign Tried To Get Me ‘Pulled Off Air’
Clinton Campaign Wanted Mika Pulled for Warning Against Thinking Race Was Over
“I’ll just say it: NBC got a call from the campaign. Like I had done something that was journalistically inappropriate or something, and needed to be pulled off the air.”

Michigan House Passes Stricter Voter ID
IT’S CALLED THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
Now, the Michigan House of Representative is taking steps to ensure that future elections are held fairly, and it’s not one Stein is gonna like: they passed a stricter voter ID law. Currently, voters in Michigan are required to show an ID or sign an affidavit before voting, but this new bill would mandate that a person who signed an affidavit also show a photo ID within 10 days of the election for their vote to be counted.

BREAKING: LAWMAKERS HIT STEIN WITH HORRIBLE NEWS… MOVE TO CONFISCATE RECOUNT WAR CHEST

SUCKS TO BE YOU, DON’T IT, JILL?

Betsy DeVos at Trump Michigan Rally: Time to ‘Finally Put an End to Federal Common Core’
THE BIGGEST OBJECTION TO HER NOMINATION WAS THAT SHE WAS FOR SCHOOL VOUCHERS AND AGAINST THE TEACHERS’ UNION, BUT SHE WAS AN ADVOCATE FOR COMMON CORE.
“In deference to the U.S. Senate confirmation, I’m not giving interviews, but just between us let me share this,” DeVos said to the crowd, speaking from prepared remarks. “It’s time to make education great again in this country.”

Progressive Caucus: Trump’s Cabinet is a ‘Collection of Stooges’
A SNIVELING GAGGLE OF NINNIES LIKE SHEILA JACKASS LEE, ROSA DELURID, KEITH MUSLIM, AND THE TOTALLY DERANGED JAN SCHAKOWSKY FROM THE 9TH PEOPLES’ DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS.
With only a few exceptions, the individuals that President-Elect Trump has appointed is the greatest collection of stooges and cronies and misfits we have ever seen in a presidential administration,” Huffman said.
“Some of these folks only qualifications for the job they are being appointed for is that they have attempted to dismantle and undermine and destroy the very agencies that they are now hoping to run.”

Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign cost a record $1.2B
The president-elect, who confounded critics during the campaign by saying there was no need to raise or spend $1 billion or more, ended up making do with $600 million.
Clinton’s expensive machine tore through $131.8 million in just the final weeks, finishing with about $839,000 on hand as of Nov. 28.
Team Trump spent $94.5 million in the home stretch — from Oct. 20 to Nov. 28 — and had $7.6 million left.

Brian Williams Criticizes Fake News After Losing NBC Job for Exaggerating Iraq Story

The MSNBC host then talked about how fake news had played a role in the 2016 election and that it continues to find a wide audience in spreading misinformation.
Williams did not mention his own history of exaggerating details of his own reporting. In February 2015, Williams was suspended as the anchor of NBC’s Nightly News and eventually removed from the position after it was discovered that he falsely claimed he was on a helicopter under enemy fire in Iraq in 2003, Stars and Stripes reported on Feb. 4, 2015.

Trump Tells The Silent Majority — ‘You Aren’t Forgotten Anymore’
The president-elect further stated to the crowd that his election win showed that the “forgotten men and women” turned up to the polls and were responsible for delivering a GOP victory.
After a dramatic pause, Trump told his supporters, “you’re not forgotten anymore,” which earned huge cheers from the crowd.

Black Lawyer Calls On Black Jurors To Vote ‘Innocent’ For Any Black Person Accused Of Murdering A White Person
Elie Mystal, an editor and contributor to the law blog Above The Law, posted a December 7 article urging all black Americans who end up on juries to engage in “jury nullification” by automatically voting to acquit all blacks accused of crimes, especially that of murder, against white victims and to do so no matter how much evidence is brought to bear against the suspect.

Scarborough: Trump Cabinet Picks So Conservative They Could Have Been Made by Ted Cruz
Joe Scarborough weighs in on Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks so far, calling them “consistently Conservative.” In fact, he says they are so Conservative they “could have been made by Ted Cruz.”

Senators move to protect ‘Dreamers’
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) rolled out legislation on Friday to try to provide an assurance to such people in case President-elect Donald Trump nixes the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. They’re calling it the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow Our Economy Act, or BRIDGE Act.

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Does Dick Durbin Believe that Only White Males Can Bear Public Scrutiny?

Of course not. He voted against Condoleezza Rice when Bush nominated her to become the first black female Secretary of State.

And the Left treated both her gender and her color with disdain for the simple reason that she was a Republican serving in a Republican administration.  That’s as it should be. Anybody who can’t handle that kind of heat doesn’t belong in public office.

The morons yelling “hate speech” over criticism of Democrats need to be reminded of this.

Condi Rice

Charles C.W. Cooke makes the excellent point that, “If we follow Dick Durbin’s model, however, and we demand extraordinary treatment for people who are more than capable of standing on their own two feet, we will run the risk that the public will throw up its hands in frustration and mutter under its breath, ‘Enough with all this vitriol, next time we’ll take the boring white guy instead’. Which one is the ‘progressive’, again?”

Read Cooke’s article @ http://www.nationalreview.com/article/415615/does-dick-durbin-believe-only-white-males-can-bear-public-scrutiny-charles-c-w-cooke

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