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Wildest Show on Earth

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The President held a press conference yesterday, ostensibly to introduce his new nominee for Labor Secretary. I happened to have tuned in to FNC shortly after it began. Seldom, if ever, have I so enjoyed an ordinary presser. Republicans just don’t act that way when being hammered by the media to defend vicious rumors perpetrated largely by the press whores themselves. He played no favorites, but called on all manner of squawking peacocks trying to get their ‘gotcha’ questions heard. It went on for almost 90 minutes and when it was over the room was littered with broken bodies.
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That’s Entertainment! Trump’s 75-Minute Tour de Force
THIS IS AN EXCELLENT READ

Donald Trump, giving press conferences as president, is like a cross between Fidel Castro’s long-windedness and machismo and Christopher Walken’s theatrical presence — and nobody else in the room can compete with that.

This was on display Thursday, when after a week’s worth of his administration being buffeted by a hurricane of negative media coverage — some of it deserved, some much less so — the president turned himself loose in the East Room.

An hour and 15 minutes later, he walked out of what could be described as a smoldering ruin.

He even toyed with the insufferable Jim Acosta.

Trump Challenges CNN’s Acosta to ‘Ask Jeff Zucker How He Got His Job’

So, when Trump called on Acosta, the CNN correspondent denied the charge, saying, “Just for the record, we don’t hate you. I don’t hate you.” Trump sarcastically replied, “O.K.” and Acosta tells him to “Pass that along.”

Then, something strange happened.

Trump defended the claim CNN hates him by cryptically challenging Acosta:

“Ask — ask Jeff Zucker how he got his job. OK?”

Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft: CNN’s Jim Acosta is like “Stalker from Broken Relationship”

Trump Mocks CNN Ratings During Exchange With Reporter Jim Acosta
SINCE THIS EXCHANGE ZUCKER HAS BEEN SCREAMING ABOUT HOW HIGH CNNs RATINGS ARE…DON’T BELIEVE IT.

Later in the exchange, after Acosta said he was looking to follow up on previous questions, Trump interrupted to comment on his network’s ratings.

“Your ratings aren’t as good as some of the other people,” Trump said.

Acosta defended himself before shifting to his line of questioning.

“They’re pretty good right now actually, Mr. President,” Acosta responded.

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Trump takes questions from CNN reporter
THIS IS ACOSTA’S ENTIRE BEATDOWN EN TOTO

Trump: ‘I Inherited A Mess’
I HEARD THIS SH!T FROM MY FRIEND WILLIE ABOUT OBAMA INHERITING BUSH’S MESS FOR HIS WHOLE TERM!!
“Jobs are pouring out of the country — you see what’s going on with all of the companies leaving our country, going to Mexico and other places — low pay, low wages, mass instability overseas, no matter where you look, the Middle East, a disaster. North Korea.”

“We’ll take care of it, folks,” he reassured his audience. “We are going to take care of it all. I just wanted to let you know, I inherited a mess.”

Trump blasts Hillary Clinton For Selling 20% Of U.S. Uranium To Russia

President Donald Trump held a fiery press conference and he didn’t hold back. He ripped the dishonest media and took another shot at CNN calling them ‘very fake news’. He brought up Russia and absolutely destroyed Hillary Clinton.

CNN Anchor Compares Trump To Hitler While Her Boss Buys Obama Photos

In the weeks after Donald Trump won the election, CNN chief Jeff Zucker watched as one of his employees compared the new president to Adolf Hitler.

At a White House press conference Thursday, Trump declared that he was changing his moniker for the network from “fake news” to “very fake news.”

CNN Chief: Antagonism Toward Trump ‘Boosting Morale’ of Network Employees
CNN is viewing its antagonism toward President Donald J. Trump as a “badge of honor” — and according to CNN president Jeff Zucker the network’s daily aggression aimed at Trump is “boosting” employee morale.
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Liberal Media in Crisis After Being Passed Over for Questions
Trump is “shutting down part of the First Amendment”
The liberal media’s inflated sense of importance is on full display. During a press conference yesterday with Benjamin Netanyahu, liberal journalists wanted to shift the narrative to the resignation of Michael Flynn.
The liberal media, which just came back from an eight year vacation during which they peppered Obama with questions about how awesome he is, now wants us to believe we can’t live without their tough questions for Trump.

Chuck Todd’s Scorn: Calls President Trump’s Press Conference “Un-American”
NBC News anchor Chuck Todd was not happy with President Donald Trump’s fiery press conference on Thursday. After speaking to various media outlets for over an hour, President Trump answered varying questions which included anything from the 2016 election to recent actions by the Russian military.
He answered each question to the best of his ability and gave each reporter ample time to ask any questions they had.
Because of his actions, NBC’s Todd deemed him un-American.
It is now apparent that people in the mainstream media believe the First Amendment is something that remains exclusively to them alone and no one else.

HIS CO-CONSPIRATOR JIM ACOSTA WHINED AT TRUMP THAT HE SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT ‘THE PUBLIC’S VIEW OF FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT’

Carr: Kudos to President Trump for calling out fake news
Donald Trump is right — the alt-left fake news media are out of control.

“The press has become so dishonest,” he said today, “that if we don’t talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people.”

The pampered pukes have been lying for a long time — just ask the New England Patriots about their “BITTER END.” But this week’s deluge of fake news has just been totally over the top. Trump singled out Wednesday’s New York Times page-one story about the “repeated contacts” of Trump campaign aides with Russians.

That, he said, was “fake news.” And then there was yesterday’s Wall Street Journal front-page non-story, “Spies Keep Intelligence from Trump.”

“Almost as disgraceful,” the president said.

Sorry, media — this press conference played very differently with Trump’s supporters
getMaybe it’s not a coincidence that Barnum & Bailey is folding its tents this year. After all, how could the circus possibly compete with Donald Trump?
The president proved once again that he is the greatest show on Earth. Lions and tigers and elephants are kid stuff next to his high wire act.
Next time, the White House ought to sell popcorn.

John Bolton: Left ‘Engaging in Collective Hysteria’ Because They Cannot Make ‘Substantive Arguments’ Against Trump Policies
“The idea of a one-state solution comes in a variety of forms, but it absolutely violates the near-religious theological doctrine that there must be a Palestinian state. So for Trump to say, ‘I could live with a two-state solution, I could live with a one-state solution’ blows up about 70 years of orthodoxy,” he said.
“Of all the disruptive things he’s done in Washington in just one month, that could be the most disruptive of all,” Bolton proclaimed. “It just sends a signal all around the world that really the persecution of Israel that we’ve seen, unfortunately, in many European countries, in the U.N. for sure, is going to meet some fierce resistance from this president.”

Trump Downgrades CNN From ‘Fake News’ To ‘Very Fake News’

CNN Anchor’s Slip of the Tongue Shows the Network Still Has Obama on the Brain

CNN anchor Kate Bolduan had a slip of the tongue while concluding her show on Thursday when she told her viewers to stand by for the upcoming press conference with President Barack Obama at the White House.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Says Trump Has ‘Failed in Every Conceivable Way’
BITCHY BUTCHY ON ANOTHER RANT

Maddow began her attack after playing a clip of Trump’s press conference earlier in the day at the White House, during which he argued his administration is running “like a fine-tuned machine.”

“The personnel debacles and the serious scandals that already attend to this less than one-month-old presidency are really, without hyperbole, they are unlike anything we have ever seen at the start of a presidential term,” she said.

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Democrat Logic

On Feb 7, 2017, the Washington Post ran an op-ed written by a woman who claims she worked for Hardee’s for many years.

In it, she argued that Andrew Puzder, CEO of the restaurant chain, is unfit to be head of the Labor Department, because he takes home millions while his employees allegedly live in homeless shelters.

How much should we believe about this woman’s story when she misspelled the name of her own son and claimed Puzder forced her to work during a non-existent hurricane?

How much should we care about this woman’s story, given the undeniable fact that counter workers at fast food joints get low wages and lousy benefits, because their jobs require virtually no education or skill?

These are entry level jobs, the kinds of work that teens and newcomers can get to establish that they’re reliable workers.  After working at one of these jobs, people are supposed to advance to better paying gigs.

The family seems to have learned nothing about the work world, since she says her misspelled son now works for McDonald’s.

She says a minimum wage of $15 is a matter of “justice.”

No, honey.  It’s a matter of economics, which is something Puzder understands and you clearly do not.

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From Insomniacs Anonymous

The trouble with having severe sleep apnea is that you sleep a lot during the day, so it’s sometimes difficult to sleep at night. It happens to me a lot. Since I have to get up about 12:30 AM anyway, I thought I’d do something constructive.

BEFORE I START, YOU MUST SEE THE LATEST BLR VIDEO. HILLARY IS HILARIOUS.
Trump, Mike Pence, Barack Obama, Clarence Thomas, John Roberts and George W. Bush were all featured in the video, but nobody got it worse than Secretary Hillary Clinton.

‘Angel’ Families to Meet with Trump as New Immigration Policy Orders Signed

THIS IS BRILLIANT. THE MEDIA WILL FOCUS ON THE POOR ILLEGAL FAMILIES THAT WILL BE FORCED TO GO BACK HOME.
TRUMP IS FOCUSING ON THE FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIMIZED BY THESE MONGRELS.
“Angel” parents Mary Ann Mendoza and Steve Ronnebeck traveled to Washington, D.C. from Arizona to meet with the President on Wednesday. They count among the parents to whom Trump gave the opportunity to tell their stories as he campaigned across the United States.

Economist Says Stock Market Gained $2 TRILLION in Wealth Since Trump Elected
Elizabeth MacDonald recounted how former President Barack Obama told a crowd in 2016 that Trump would need a “magic wand” to bring lost jobs and manufacturing back to America.
Moore said that statement, compounded with Democrats’ becoming “subservient” to billionaire Tom Steyer and his climate-change-advocate allies, have opened the door for union cooperation with the White House.

Obama ordered a crack dealer freed. Masked gunmen stormed in and executed him first
Convicted crack cocaine dealer Damarlon Thomas was executed Monday night, police said, when two masked men came looking for him. President Obama had commuted his sentence. He was scheduled to be released.
He’d been sentenced twice to probation for selling drugs before the big Sunnyside bust in 2007, in which he admitted to selling 14 grams of crack to a government informant.

Spicer: White House May Want a National Voter ID Law
IN 2008 AND 2012, OBAMA WON EVERY STATE WITHOUT VOTER I.D. HE LOST EVERY STATE THAT DID REQUIRE I.D. IF THIS PASSES,THE DEMOCRATS ARE IN DEEP SHIT. THEY CAN’T WIN IF THEY CAN’T CHEAT.

The press secretary noted that people often vote twice and even dead people are some states’ voter rolls. As such, the White House is ready to take necessary steps to “study to understand the scope of the problem and to stop the problem going forward.”
One solution President Trump may propose, Spicer mused, is a national voter ID law for all Americans.
“Voting is most sacred right that we have,” Spicer insisted, adding they “must ensure that we know every person’s vote counts equally.”

Liberals desperately fight demoralization
The Women’s March was more a mass group therapy than the launch of a new “resistance” movement
We have seen such demoralization play itself out in the crying, group cry-ins, and generally hysterical reaction to Trump’s victory.
It’s likely to get worse before it gets better.
Trump is fast out of the gate, and throwing out so much change so fast, it has liberals demoralized.

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I THINK YOU’LL BE RENEWED AS MUCH AS I WAS.

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The Paris Climate Agreement Won’t Change the Climate

The Paris Climate Agreement will cost at least $1 trillion per year, and climate activists say it will save the planet. The truth? It won’t do anything for the planet, but it will make everyone poorer–except politicians and environmentalists. Bjorn Lomborg explains.

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“His whole life is a fantasy”

This interview is well worth your time.

  • “It’s like he’s on the wrong side of everything.”  – Sean Hannity
  • “It is unimaginable how much damage he has done.”  – Newt Gingrich

I have found the same thing Hannity says he found.  I.e., NO area of the world where Obama improved foreign relations and NO economic indicator that showed anything positive for the middle class or the poor.

Hannity : Newt Gingrich on President Obama’s radical left wing beliefs : 1/16/2017

The good news is that the fact Obama ruled by fiat means Trump is going to be able to undo 75% of Obama’s mess within the next few weeks.

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H/t Pistol Pete

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The American people are WORSE off!

CtH: I didn’t do this graphic and I realize I’ve posted on this before, but whoever made it did such a good job, I wanted to say again what can not be said often enough.  I.e., REAL ECONOMIC INDICATORS show we are all much worse off because of Obamanomics.

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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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Mundae Missile-Anuous

Apparently my spell-check is on the fritz.

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Fiat Chrysler announces $1 billion investment in U.S. manufacturing, 2,000 new jobs

The Warren plant will make the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer large SUVs. A plant in Toledo, Ohio also will get new equipment to make a new Jeep pickup.  The move by Fiat Chrysler follows a similar recent announcement made by a competing auto brand.

 

U.S. says Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels

The incident, which occurred Sunday and was first reported by Reuters, comes as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office on Jan. 20. In September, Trump vowed that any Iranian vessels that harass the U.S. Navy in the Gulf would be “shot out of the water.”

THE RAGHEADS WILL SOON LEARN TRUMP IS NOT THE PUSHOVER THAT OBAMA WAS

The Navy destroyer fired warning flares and a U.S. Navy helicopter also dropped a smoke float before the warning shots were fired.  The Iranian vessels came within 900 yards (800 meters) of the Mahan, which was escorting two other U.S. military ships, they said.

Spoof parody begs you to sponsor a millennial so they can live the life they portray on Instagram

The spoof, titled “Millennial International: Sponsor a Millennial Today” hits on all of the stereotypes surrounding millennials. And, while it’s really not fair to lump all the millennials into one category, they can thank their spoiled snowflake peers for the bad press.

“Am I capable of having a job? Sure,” Declan said. “I just feel like maybe employment right now would be stifling my creativity.”

“If it wasn’t for the program, I’d have to get a job—or worse, start a GoFundMe,” he added.

Trump’s Unexpected Win Has Democrats Coping With A Vastly Smaller Job Market For Their Skills

There is no longer a jobs market for degree holders in unicorn breeding and rainbow identification.

Hillary Clinton Receives Ovation at ‘The Color Purple’

Mrs. Clinton, accompanied by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea, received several ovations from the sold-out audience as she arrived, and then another round of applause when she was acknowledged by the cast after the show.

[Did she get a booboo sticker too?  Cuz, you know, she lost the election, then she lost the recount, then she lost the electoral vote, then she lost the Congressional confirmation of the electoral vote.]
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Farewell to a Decade of Media Drooling Over Barack Obama

From the moment then-state senator Barack Obama showed up on the national stage to address the Democratic convention in 2004, the news media were in love.

“Obama is a rock star,” NBC’s Andrea Mitchell exclaimed during MSNBC’s live convention coverage back on July 27, 2004.

When Obama ran for President four years later, news reporters led the cheers.

“It’s almost hard to remain objective because it’s infectious, the energy, I think.”

As a candidate, the Associated Press celebrated Obama as “something special,” while as President-elect, the Washington Post drooled over his “chiseled pectorals,” on display during a vacation in Hawaii.

“He transcends the racial divide so effortlessly that it seems reasonable to expect that he can bridge all the other divisions — and answer all the impossible questions — plaguing American public life.”

[CtH: And, eight years later, 14½ million more Americans are out of work than when Mr. Hope and Change took office, 25 million Americans are still without health insurance, domestic violence is rampant, we’ve endured a record number of terrorist attacks and entered a record number of wars, and the racial and political divides are worse than ever.  Answering questions plaguing American public life?  More like being the plague on American public life!]

“On the bus ride along the snowy road to Lebanon, New Hampshire, I showed him this week’s Newsweek, hot off the presses. [to Obama] How does this feel, of all the honors that have come your way, all the publicity?…Who does it make you think of? Is there, is there a loved one?”

— NBC’s Brian Williams on the January 7, 2008 Nightly News.

Greta Van Susteren Borrows a Familiar Phrase to Describe Her New Show on MSNBC

Van Susteren told her longtime pal and new colleague Rachel Maddow last week that she hopes to bring in many of her former viewers over from Fox, and the lines drawn between Fox News and MSNBC didn’t end there.

[CtH: Fat chance, Greta. If anything would convince me that she’s an idiot, it’s that she left the cable news leader Fox for the cable news joke MSNBC.]

Van Susteren revealed that on her first episode she’ll be sitting down with Valerie Jarrett and Reince Priebus. “And, to steal a phrase you may have heard before, I consider it fair and balanced.”

SHE’S GOING TO REALIZE SHE’S DESCENDED FROM THE PENTHOUSE TO THE OUTHOUSE.

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