Northern Illinois is getting their first taste of snow for the season. They originally forecast 1-3″, but have revised it to 3-5″. These same “experts” can state unequivocally that the temperature will rise 1/10th of a degree in 200 years so we must throw trillions in tax money to third world toilets to combat “climate change.”
The sad sack Chicago Bears are playing the equally inept San Francisco 49ers. Chicago is 2-9, the 49ers even worse at 1-10. It’s such a sad state of affairs Chicago fans are hoping for a loss to move up in the order for the college draft next May. It looks like the game is being played in a snow globe.
OH LORD BARACK, HEAR OUR CRIES AND PARDON US BEFORE THAT MEAN RACIST DONALD TRUMP TAKES YOUR PLACE
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Requests Pardon from Obama Before Trump Takes Office
The pardon would avert Bergdahl’s court-martial trial, which is slated to begin April 18.
He is facing charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy that endangered fellow soldiers.
President-elect Donald Trump criticized Bergdahl on the campaign trail, calling him a “dirty, rotten traitor” who “should have been executed,” the Hill reported.
Ex-Con Jesse Jackson Jr. Urges President Obama To Pardon Millions Of Ex-Cons And His Wife
Junior would lose his chance at getting elected again, so he wants a pardon.
Jesse Jackson Jr. urged President Barack Obama Thursday to pardon millions of former prison inmates, a group that would include Jackson and his wife, former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson.
Will Obama pardon Clinton and cement his legacy?
Before there’s any more talk of carving out a chunk of Mt. Rushmore for him, or more talk of statues or temples in his name, there is that Hillary Clinton pardon issue.
Would Obama give his former secretary of state a preemptory get-out-of-jail card before he leaves office and turns the White House over to Donald Trump?
Texas Gov: Sanctuary Campuses Will Lose State Funding
Texas Gov. Greg Abbot says the state will cut off funding to any public school that declares itself a “sanctuary campus” for illegal immigrants.
Abbot made the announcement Thursday via Twitter, in response to a petition effort in the state by students seeking to have their universities protect illegal immigrants. Abbott made it clear such a move wouldn’t fly in Texas.
Obama, Senate Democrats Trying to Keep FCC Democrat Controlled Under Trump Administration
OBAMA AND REID ARE GOING TO SCREW TRUMP ANY WAY THEY CAN
Harry Reid and President Obama are circulating a petition to remove the hold on FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel so that she can be reconfirmed before Congress recesses next week
If Obama and the Senate Democrats successfully reconfirm Rosenworcel, the FCC will remain in Democratic control during President-elect Trump’s administration. Her reconfirmation would block Trump’s ability to nominate both Jamison and Eisenach.
HUUUGE NEVADA VOTER FRAUD UNCOVERED? WORSE THAN ACORN
YOU WONDER HOW DINGY HARRY REID, THE MOST REVILED MAN IN NEVADA, KEPT WINNING?
Edward Snowden, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and dozens of movie stars were registered to vote in District 15 according to Mr. Vaughan. Mr. Vaughan tested a sample of 200 people of the 9,200 return mail and found that 185 of those had indeed voted.
Mr. Vaughan and many others have testified that they went to the polls to vote only to be told they had voted already. They were given a provisional ballots which would only be counted if the total vote count was within 1% according to poll supervisors.
A total number of 17,086 votes were cast in District 15 for both Republican and Democrat candidates. 9,200 voters on the voter rolls who, by law, should not be on the voter rolls is a huuge discrepancy. Vaughan reported the certified returned mail issue to Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, who according to Vaughan, sent the issue back to Clark County to investigate itself.
GOP activists put Cuban-American, Fox analyst at front for RNC chair
“She’s awesome,” said one activist of Schlapp, one of the Hill’s “50 Most Beautiful People” and the influential wife of Matt Schlapp, who heads the American Conservative Union which hosts the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. The two have a political business together.
Trump speaks with Taiwan’s president, risking China tensions
It is perhaps unprecedented for a U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a leader of Taiwan, a self-governing island the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with in 1979.
In first comments apparently meant to downplay the significance of the call, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that the contact between Taiwan’s president and Trump was “just a small trick by Taiwan” that he believed would not change U.S. policy toward China, according to Hong Kong’s Phoenix TV.
MADAM PRESIDENT COMMEMORATIVE EDITION
THIS IS FROM AN EBAY AD. I KNEW THESE WOULD BE COLLECTORS’ ITEMS
Trump, Baldwin trade jabs after latest ‘SNL’ skit
TRUMP NEEDS TO LEARN TO IGNORE FOUL-MOUTHED HACKS WHO ARE ONLY LOOKING FOR ATTENTION
“Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad,” Trump tweeted early Sunday morning.
The tweet elicited a near-immediate response from Baldwin, who tweeted back, “Release your tax returns and I’ll stop.”
Graham Reaching Out To Gang Of Eight Members For Bill To Block Deportations For Youths
WHAT A BACKSTABBING LITTLE PRICK
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham confirmed Thursday he is in the process of reaching out to former “Gang of Eight” members to help him craft legislation that would protect immigrants who illegally entered the country as children from deportation.
Media: If Trump’s Economy Is Good, Thank Obama!
And so a new media narrative has just been launched: If Donald Trump succeeds, it will be because President Barack Obama gave him such a great push. How else to explain the near simultaneous publication of two articles on Friday, one in Politico, the other at FiveThirtyEight.
Nabisco Now Wants to Talk to Trump
On the campaign trail, Trump slammed Nabisco for moving jobs to Mexico, vowing to never eat another Oreo even though he loves them.
After Donald Trump negotiated a deal to keep nearly 1,000 Indiana-based Carrier jobs from moving to Mexico, Nabisco is now looking to open the lines of communication with the president-elect.
How Trump Could Create Millions Of Energy Jobs
A 2015 study found the coal industry lost 50,000 jobs from 2008 to 2012 during Obama’s first term. During Obama’s second term, the industry employment in coal mining has fallen by another 33,300 jobs, 10,900 of which occurred in the last year alone, according to federal data. As a result, many ex-coal miners are unemployed and Appalachian “coal country” has faced very real economic devastation as a result.
Obama sneaks $4 billion for illegals in lame duck budget
In his boldest challenge yet to incoming President-elect Trump, outgoing President Obama is demanding that Congress more than double its spending on illegal immigrants to nearly $4 billion, a bigger increase than he sought for the care of war veterans, Secrets has learned.
Karma: Jeep Pulling Castro’s Ashes Breaks Down During Funeral Procession, Soldiers Have To Push Vehicle
How symbolic for the break down of everything in Cuba because of him.
Amazing. Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th president 21 days ago. Three weeks. He won’t take the oath of office for 53 days. Yet he’s already done more to make things better, more positive for all Americans than that worthless poser has in eight years. Sure, the jobs he saved at the Ford plant in Kentucky and the Carrier jobs may not make a big difference overall, but I can tell you he’s given an awful lot of Americans something they’ve not had for 8 years…hope. Real hope, not a convoluted catch phrase.
Good News: Trump Team And United Technologies Reach Agreement To Keep 1000 Carrier Jobs In Indiana
[CtH: I’m thinking Trump has saved more jobs before taking office than Obama did in 8 years.]
I could have done this also! I just didn’t want to.
SOON, WE WON’T HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THIS SHIT
Feds cut $167 million in domestic programs to house, feed illegals for just 1 month
The Department of Health and Human Services is raiding several of its accounts, including money for Medicare, the Ryan White AIDS/HIV program and those for cancer and flu research to cover a shortfall in housing illegal youths pouring over the border at a rate of 255 a day.
HHS is trying to come up with $167 million to fund the Office of Refugee Resettlement that is accepting the youths, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.
Gross: Obama Sending Two Top Officials To Fidel Castro’s Funeral
SURPRISED? SHOULDN’T BE.
President Obama will not send an official delegation to the funeral of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, but two Obama administration officials will attend and represent the United States, the White House said Tuesday.
Attending the funeral will be Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes and Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the chief U.S. diplomat in Havana.
Vice President: Indiana Governor Mike Pence
Chief of Staff: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus
Chief White House Strategist: Trump Campaign CEO Steve Bannon
Attorney General: Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions
Housing and Urban Development Secretary: Dr. Ben Carson
Health and Human Services Secretary: Georgia Congressman Tom Price
Transportation Secretary: Former Labor Secretary for George W. Bush Elaine Chow
Education Secretary: Betsy DeVos
Steve Mnuchin picked by Trump to head Treasury Department
Donald Trump will nominate Steve Mnuchin, who has ties to both Wall Street and Hollywood, to be treasury secretary, according to a report Tuesday.
The 53-year-old, who also served as finance director for the presidential campaign, was at Trump Tower on Tuesday to meet with the transition team.
The New York Times reported Tuesday evening that he would be the Treasury pick — sparking an angry reaction from Democrats, who said his ties to Wall Street were a betrayal of Mr. Trump’s campaign promises.
“So much for draining the swamp,” said Democratic National Committee spokesman Adam Hodge. “Nominating Steve Mnuchin to be Treasury Secretary — a billionaire hedge fund manager and Goldman Sachs alumnus who preyed on homeowners struggling during the recession — is a slap in the face to voters who hoped he would shake up Washington.”
GOLDMAN SACHS WAS ALSO HILLARY’S BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR.
MNUCHIN WILL BE TASKED WITH A CORPORATE TAX REDUCTION PLAN TO BRINGS JOBS AND CAPITAL BACK TO THE STATES.
Pope Francis is reported to have sent the following to Cuban President Raúl Castro in a Spanish-language telegram:
“On receiving the sad news of the death of your dear brother, His Excellency Mister Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, former president of the State Council and of the Government of the Republic of Cuba, I express my sentiments of sorrow to Your Excellency and other family members of the deceased dignitary, as well as to the people of this beloved nation. At the same time, I offer prayers to the Lord for his repose and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession of our Lady of the Charity of El Cobre, patroness of this country.”
I keep seeing outraged remarks about what he said, but really … where’s the basis for them?
Pope Francis is a world leader who has visited Cuba. Condolences were in order. What was he supposed to say to the bereaved … “I’m glad the schmuck is dead”?
Fidel Castro was baptized Catholic and educated by the Jesuits. Then he became a brutal dictator and avowed atheist. Any Christian should be sorry the man apparently died unrepentant. How much more the pastor of the worldwide church the man was born into, then repudiated and persecuted?
And it’s not like Francis didn’t get in a very proper and polite dig with “I offer prayers to the Lord for his repose and I entrust the whole Cuban people to the maternal intercession of our Lady of the Charity of El Cobre, patroness of this country.”
Personally, I think the text of the telegram was well done. As was his visit to Cuba.
The Daily Mail UK reported that the primary motive behind the Pontiff’s trip was not political, but pastoral. He went to encourage Catholic Cubans who have suffered under Communist rule.
Pope Francis gave Fidel a selection of books, including one written by Rev. Amando Llorente, a Jesuit preacher who taught Castro as a young man, but was expelled from Cuba under Communism.
He also celebrated Mass in Havana’s Revolutionary Square near a huge metal sculpture of Che Guevara.
That sculpture of Che Guevara is permanent. But check out what was put up for the Mass!
Saw this on Facebook: People giving Fidel Castro a warm eulogy be like: “While controversial, Darth Vader achieved great heights in space construction, achieved order in the galaxy for many decades as a reformer, and had a significant hand in his son’s life.”
If Cuba is such a paradise, why do so many of its citizens risk their lives trying to get here?
As for that alleged “100% literacy rate”, let us please remember this is self-reported by the same repressive regime that doesn’t admit outsiders or a free press. Maybe it’s true. Or maybe it’s just PR.
During Castro’s rule, thousands of Cubans were incarcerated in abysmal prisons, thousands more were harassed and intimidated, and entire generations were denied basic political freedoms.
Abusive tactics developed during Castro’s time in power – including surveillance, beatings, arbitrary detention, and public acts of repudiation – are still used by the Cuban government.
Under Fidel Castro, the Cuban government refused to recognize the legitimacy of Cuban human rights organizations, alternative political parties, independent labor unions, or a free press.
He also denied international monitors such as the International Committee of the Red Cross and international nongovernmental organizations like Human Rights Watch access to the island to investigate human rights conditions.
5:00 AM and Chrissy’s already been working it.
Just some stuff I threw together.
Fidel Assumes Room Temperature
IF HE HAS A SOUL, IT’S ROASTING IN HELL
‘The old man is dead’: Fidel Castro’s death sparks celebrations on streets of Miami
In Miami, where the largest diaspora of Cuban exiles live, news of his death was greeted with celebrations, street parties, and flag waving. Those taking to the streets banged pots and pans and chanted “Cuba Libre!” (Cuba is Free) and “el viejo murió” (the old man is dead).
WashPost: Michelle Obama’s Departure Ends ‘Singular Era for American Fashion’
The piece by Robin Givhan contrasts with the writer’s bashing of the looks of conservative women such as Carly Fiorina, who she mocked as a “style bully.”
Regarding Mrs. Obama, Givhan fawned, “She helped young people see that fashion is more than catwalk extravaganzas and ‘Project Runway.’”
Jill Stein Raises $5 Million…And Says She Can’t “Guarantee” A Recount
HER ENTIRE CAMPAIGN SHE RAISED $3.1M. NOW WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE SHE RAISED $5M? THIS IS THE CLINTONISTAS IN A BLATANT ATTEMPT AT STEALING AN ELECTION.
We cannot guarantee a recount will happen in any of these states we are targeting. We can only pledge we will demand recounts in those states.
If we raise more than what’s needed, the surplus will also go toward election integrity efforts and to promote voting system reform.
Obama Plans to Rule America Outside the White House
…and he might get away with it.
President Obama is over. He knows that. There are still some things that he can do before he leaves office, but everything except the most destructive, can be undone by his successor. The next phase of his campaign will not be fought from the White House. It will be fought against the White House.
The other Obama is emerging in conference calls with his supporters. “One of the challenges that I’ve discovered being president is I’d like to be organizer-in-chief, but it’s hard,” he said in one call.
Obama can no longer be commander-in-chief. Instead he’s plotting to become organizer-in-chief.
But Obama administration critics say now is the time to try to establish a precedent. They say Mr. Obama has wildly abused presidential power in using the 1906 Antiquities Act to cordon off huge swaths of land and sea — mostly along the West and East coasts — to prevent energy exploration. In total, he has earmarked at least 553 million acres of land and water as national monuments, far more than any other president.
National monument markings prohibit oil and gas drilling and coal mining, meaning Mr. Obama has used his monument authority to effectively shut down huge areas of potential energy exploration and has drawn praise from environmental activists in the process.
Sarah Palin: ‘Grateful to See the Church Step Up’ for Donald Trump Because ‘Eight Years Ago, I Felt They Didn’t’
“No doubt, divine providence played a huge role in this election,” she replied. “I will boldly proclaim that. I saw it first-hand. I was there on the campaign trail. I saw how things were changing. I saw more and more people’s eyes open, and I think so much of that was based on the church in general, those people of faith who were praying to God that people would wake up.”
Obama urged Clinton to concede on Election Night
The source said the final numbers were so close that Clinton might not have placed her call to Trump without a push.
“If anybody knew what actually happened that night, no one would have conceded,” the source said.
But after Obama interceded, Clinton ended any debate.
“Just give me the phone,” she reportedly said in frustration. “I’m calling him.”
America’s Students Are Morons Who Can’t Distinguish Real News From ‘Fake News’
“The researchers asked participating high school students to look at an Imgur.com photo of some mutant-looking daisies with the caption “this is what happens when flowers get nuclear birth defects.” Almost 40 percent of the high schoolers decided that the photo was powerful evidence of nuclear radiation near Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in spite of the fact that the photo actually contained zero evidence suggesting that the daisies were anywhere near the nuclear plant.
Trump Supporter Cries on Election Day: “Finally Someone Gave a Damn That My Dad Lost His Job”
Cody Knotts is a film producer in Pennsylvania. He is also a Trump supporter. Cody broke down and cried when he told FOX News about how he felt when he heard Donald Trump won the presidency.
Pentagon to End Gun-Free Zones on Military Bases
President-elect Donald Trump ran on removing gun-free zones from military bases. On July 9, 2015, Breitbart News reported that Trump pledged to end the gun-free scenarios for U.S. troops by “[mandating] that soldiers remain armed and on alert at our military bases.”
Tensions rise at CNN as the network aims for Trump
“CNN has always pledged to hold Trump accountable and that’s what we should be doing,” another source told the Examiner. “Since the election, CNN has out MSNBCed MSNBC,” the source said, referring to the liberal slant at CNN’s competitor. “In the long term, that’s a dangerous place to be.”