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The Long Knives Are Never Sheathed

In the latest assault on the President by the enemy that is sworn to destroy him, word leaked just in time for the 6:00 news that Donald Trump may have shared classified information during the latest meeting with Russian officials. In their normal style, akin to swatting flies with a bazooka, all the usual suspects have turned a leak by “unnamed sources” into yet another constitutional crisis.

From the oh-so-reliable Washington Post:
Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.
“FORMER OFFICIALS” (READ: OBAMA OPERATIVES) STILL IN GOVERNMENT
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-revealed-highly-classified-information-to-russian-foreign-minister-and-ambassador/ar-BBBaWuJ?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

Are We Watching an Attempted Coup: Out in the Open and in Slow Motion?
Some in the Intelligence Community Have Turned on the WH,
Democrats and the Media Their Useful Idiots
Citing anonymous officials, the Post claims that Trump revealed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak unspecified yet high-value information provided by a unidentified partner in the fight against the Islamic State, potentially jeopardizing operations against ISIS and compromising U.S. intelligence sources. The president reportedly revealed information surrounding an ISIS plot.
White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, the only identified source in WaPo’s report, denies that the president leaked information the U.S. government deemed classified. McMaster, who participated in the meeting, told the Post.

Trump Revealed Highly Classified Information To Russian Foreign Minister And Ambassador
Note the reporters were quoting “current and former [Obama] officials. Besides Trump, Lavrov and Kislyak, the only other officials present during the meeting were NSA head H.R. McMaster, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy Dina Powell. All three have adamantly declared the story false.

FROM THE EARL:
Fakest Fake News Yet From The Washington ComPost
They open with a statement from McMasters that says ‘nothing happened’ other than normal routine discussion. The ComPost then swings over to a convenient ex-Obama staffer who proceeds to outline all the issues that may occur IF Trump had said anything on classified intel…and then gloms the two together as “officials” who concur. It’s Bullshit. The rest is the usual WAPOO mattress stuffing of every little thing the president has done that made them cry – and the comments below are blooming with calls for the guillotine and similar liberal dreams.

WHO THE HELL IS PAUL RYAN TO QUESTION POTUS?

Did Washington Post Just Publish Its 4th Major #FakeNews Story in Last Week?

The Washington Post has had a very busy week. The DC paper has published screaming headline after headline that turn out to be complete trash. Even the National Enquirer would be red-faced after at this point.
It’s as if the WaPo will print anything for clicks. They’ve become a click-bait site. What a disgrace.
Here are the four completely inaccurate reports published by the Trump-bashing Washington Post this past week:
1.) The Washington Post was completely off in their fake news reports last week Comey asking for more funds to investigate Trump before he was fired.
2.) The Washington Post was wrong about Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein threatening to resign
3.) The Washington Post claimed Sean Spicer was “hiding in the bushes.”
4.) The Washington Post accuses President Trump of releasing top secret information to the Russians during his meeting in the White House last week.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/washington-post-just-publish-4th-major-fakenews-story-last-week/

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Rolled Again

Did I miss something? Did we win anything last November? You wouldn’t know it by the mugging republicans took at the hands of their pals the democrats during the budget fiasco that was just passed. Democrats get their way nearly all the time no matter who has the majority. They have discovered, much to their delight, that there is virtually nothing the GOP is willing to fight for. They have been terrified of the specter of a government shutdown since the former president, Ben T. Penis, got Newt Gingrich to back down over a staged government shutdown that was pre-arranged to lay the blame on republicans. They know that the press will blame them 100%, all of the time.
The republican elite have proven time and again they care less about working with President Trump than about keeping their status among the DC party crowd. It leaves conservatives all across the country asking themselves: “What have we won?”

HOUSE LEADERSHIP LAUNCHED A COUP AGAINST AMERICAN VOTERS THIS WEEK
Paul Ryan and House Republicans included strict language in their trillion dollar budget that prevents any and all funding of President Trump’s border wall.

Paul Ryan’s new budget bill will fund:
** Planned Parenthood
** Central American illegal immigrant centers
** Domestic spending will increase
** No cuts in funding to EPA despite Trump’s promises
** Continue payment on Obamacare subsidies
** No funding cuts to sanctuary cities

But the House budget includes language that FORBIDS the President of the United States of building a border wall with Mexico.

Paul Ryan’s bill is so bad Democrats are fundraising off of the plan in celebration.

Frustrated conservatives ready to start winning under Trump
The spending deal struck over the weekend to avoid a partial government shutdown is just the latest failure of GOP-controlled Washington to deliver for conservative activists. To them, that bill is part of a larger pattern of putting off fights with the Democrats for another day only for tomorrow to never come — a trend they were already experiencing with run-of-the-mill Republicans, but one they hoped would end under Trump.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/conservatives-fume-over-complete-spending-concession-to-democrats/article/2621824

Conservatives Fume Over Complete Concession To Democrats On Budget Deal

How do we win Congress and Presidency and still get this as a result?
Conservatives are blasting the five-month, fiscal 2017 spending deal written by Republicans and Democrats as nothing short of a “cave in” by the GOP despite its control of both the House, Senate and White House.

The Gentlemen Losers Strike Again
And this spending bill is the same kind of crapola Congress sent to Obama year after year.
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are getting everything they wanted.
Meanwhile the Gentlemen Losers — Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell — get one more opportunity to prove that they really are nice guys who want to work with the Democrats.
Good grief. It’s infuriating.
But this pile of crap is just more of the same.
And isn’t this exactly why Americans voted for Donald Trump?
We’re sick and tired of this nonsense.

Speaker Paul Ryan Defends Pile of Crap Budget Plan that Excludes Funding for Trump Wall
Ryan defended his 1,665 pages long budget that includes an average of approximately 210 words per page — —or about twice as long as the stimulus law (the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”) that President Barack Obama signed less than a month after his inauguration in 2009.
Ryan and GOP leaders inserted language that specifically restricts any and all funding of the Trump border wall.

We didn’t elect Donald Trump just to have Paul Ryan put on Nancy Pelosi’s skirt and pearls and deliver for the Democrats.
http://patriotretort.com/gentlemen-losers-strike/

PAUL RYAN UNLEASHED: New House Budget RESTRICTS ANY AND ALL FUNDING of Trump Border Wall

Chuck Schumer: Trump ‘Did Not Play Much of a Role’ in Budget Negotiations
“Our Republican colleagues I give them a lot of credit — Mitch McConnell — we worked very well together — Leader Pelosi, Speaker Ryan as well,” Schumer said, adding the names of the Democrats and Republicans in both chambers responsible for leading on appropriations.
“We all worked as a team,” Schumer said. “And we came up with a very good solution for the people here.
“But it shows we Democrats want to work with our Republican colleagues,” Schumer said. “And when they work with us, it’s great.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/02/chuck-schumer-trump-not-much-role-budget-negotiations/

White House Pushes Budget Deal As A Win For Republicans After Democrats Get Under Trump’s Skin
Congressional leaders reached an agreement Sunday night on a budget that would keep the government open through September and avoid a looming shutdown. Because the bill includes funding for Planned Parenthood, money to help Puerto Rico with a projected shortfall in Medicaid and restricts the allotted $1.5 billion for border security from going to the new wall, Democrats began touting it as a win.
Clearly, it frustrated President Trump.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/02/white-house-pushes-budget-deal-as-a-win-for-republicans-after-democrats-get-under-trumps-skin/#ixzz4g1PRquOT

Democrats confident they can block Trump’s agenda after spending bill win

Democrats think they have set the stage to block President Trump’s legislative priorities for years to come by winning major concessions in a spending bill to keep the government open.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) secured nearly $5 billion in new domestic spending by exploiting disagreements between Trump and GOP lawmakers over spending priorities.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/after-their-spending-bill-win-democrats-confident-they-can-block-trumps-agenda/2017/05/01/5be2915e-2e97-11e7-9534-00e4656c22aa_story.html?utm_term=.5d30279423de

Limbaugh grills Pence on budget: ‘What is the point of voting Republican?’

Host to VP: ‘We’ve been told this for 15 years, we’ll get ‘em next time’
Radio host Rush Limbaugh received a call from Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday, and he wasn’t shy about voicing his displeasure over the 2017 budget deal.
“The Rush Limbaugh Show” rarely has guests, but a $1.2 trillion federal spending deal made between Republicans and Democrats to avoid a government shutdown prompted an interview with Mr. Pence.
The theme of the exchange boiled down to one question: “If this is what happens, Mr. Vice President, why vote Republican?”
“What is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are gonna continue to win practically 95 percent of their objectives, such as in this last budget deal?” the conservative host asked.
Limbaugh to Pence: What Is the Point of Voting Republican If the Dems Are Going to Continue to Win?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/2/rush-limbaugh-grills-mike-pence-on-budget-what-is-/

There is a last ditch effort to pass a new health care bill coming. It stands not a snowball’s chance in hell of passing. The entire fiasco was orchestrated by Paul Ryan to ensure enough poison pills in it for conservatives to vote against it. The democrats know Obamacare will never go away. No government program ever does. They just suck up more and more money. As professional spenders, the liberals know once you give people something free (or at least free to THEM), it can never be taken away without a rebellion. It would not be a bit surprising if Trump decided since his own party won’t deal with him he may go to the democrats to negotiate. After all, they’re still the real power in Washington.

Obamacare Repeal Stalled by Moderate Republican Opposition
Congressman Billy Long (R-MS), a strong House leadership ally, said that he would not support the bill over concerns that the bill “strips away any guarantee that pre-existing conditions would be covered and affordable.” Long said in an interview on Monday, “They got 40 Freedom Caucus votes,” asking, “Why do they need me?”
Fred Upton, the former Energy and Commerce Committee chairman, said Tuesday he will not vote for the Obamacare repeal bill. He said, “I’ve supported the practice of not allowing pre-existing illnesses to be discriminated against from the very get-go.” Upton told WHTC this morning. “This amendment torpedos that, and I told leadership I cannot support this bill with this provision in it.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/02/obamacare-repeal-stalled-by-moderate-republican-opposition/

Nancy Pelosi has her arm up Paul “The Puppet” Ryan’s ass and controls all his moves

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A Pointless Post

Most of the junk I post has no central theme. Just little nuggets of information I pick up during my exciting days as a housebound retiree.

Pew: Paul Ryan’s approval as Speaker now lower than Boehner’s, Pelosi’s, or Newt Gingrich’s
How many different contributing factors are there for Ryan’s garbage numbers? I can think of at least four.

Contributing factor one: He was, of course, the quarterback for the GOP’s much-hated health-care bill, which was polling at a breezy 17 percent approval right before it went down in flames.

Contributing factor two: Unlike the other three former Speakers listed, Ryan’s a former VP nominee. The bigger a politician’s national profile, the stronger partisan feelings about him are likely to run.

Contributing factor three: Unlike Newt, Ryan is dealing with a divided party, one whose populist-nationalist wing regards him as little better than a Democrat

Contributing factor four: Cliche though it may be, we live in an age of high political polarization. A Republican as prominent as Ryan would have been a hate object for the left no matter what, but toss in his Romney pedigree and his Medicare-cutting ambitions and he’s doomed to pitiful numbers among Democrats.

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/04/17/pew-paul-ryans-approval-speaker-now-lower-boehners-pelosis-newt-gingrichs/

My youngest daughter and I are political opposites.She spoke at a meeting for Cheri Bustos,a hardline leftwinger from Illinois.She spoke about how difficult it would be coping with the expenses for Tyler’s cancer without Obamacare.She posted a comment about Ryan being too chickenshit to have a townhall meeting.I pointed out we share the same disgust for this RINO creep,but for different reasons.He’s afraid to appear anywhere because the conservatives who resent his sabotaging the Trump agenda would voice their unhappiness.On nearly all other phases of politics we agree to disagree.


Variety magazine’s Co-Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller, in a tweet promoting a new specialty issue, asked the public to answer this question about Chelsea Clinton, “How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY, cover?

SORRY… SHOULD HAVE WARNED YOU BEFORE I POSTED THAT
Clinton is one of six women featured individually on separate covers of the Variety specialty issue along with Jessica Chastain, Gayle King, Blake Lively, Audra McDonald and Shari Redstone
Supporting women who are menstruating & breastfeeding is critical to gender equality

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/chelsea-clinton-menstruation-breastfeeding-taboo-hurts-women/slide/2/
Back in the Sixties, Beatles guitarist George Harrison knew how to react to such efforts to foist the Chelsea Clintons of the elite on the people:

WITHOUT PEEKING, SEE IF YOU CAN GUESS WHO WROTE THIS
Conservatives don’t hate a golfing President, but they hated an uppity negro golfing President
No President in American history has ever golfed more per week than Donald Trump. In his first 12 weeks in office Trump took a staggering 18 golf course trips. That’s unheard of. In his first 12 weeks in office, President Obama didn’t visit a single golf course. By the end of this year, it’s likely that Trump will have golfed more than President Obama has in his entire presidency.
The racist caricature of the “uppity negro” has deep roots in this country. Uppity negroes have irritated white folk for over a hundred years. In its most simple form, the uppity negro is a black man or woman who enjoys anything other than working from sunup to sundown. Particularly, an uppity negro is a black man or woman who enjoys creature comforts in life that some whites may not yet be able to afford to enjoy — say a musical, a play, fine dining, or, you guessed it, a round of golf.

HAVE YOU GUESSED IT YET? HINT: IT’S WRITTEN BY AN UPPITY NON-NEGRO WHO HATES BEING WHITE
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-conservatives-hated-uppity-negro-golfing-president-article-1.3065230

Supreme Court won’t hear case challenging government’s expedited removal of undocumented immigrants
Lawyers for the families sought to challenge their expedited removal proceedings in federal court arguing they face gender-based violence at home, but a Philadelphia-based federal appeals court held that they have no right to judicial review of such claims.

The court’s action means the government can continue to deny asylum seekers placed in expedited removal a chance to have their cases heard by federal court. Justice Neil Gorsuch, who has his first full week on the court starting Monday, did not participate in the decision.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/17/politics/supreme-court-castro-expedited-removal/index.html?sr=twpol041717supreme-court-castro-expedited-removal0416PMStoryLink&linkId=36584948

THE FIRST THING THAT POPPED INTO MY HEAD WHEN I READ THIS WAS: HEAD ‘EM UP, MOVE ‘EM OUT!

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Trump’s Budget

Budget Blueprint for 2018:

• provides for one of the largest increases in defense spending without increasing the debt;
• significantly increases the budget for immigration enforcement at the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security;
• includes  additional  resources  for  a  wall  on  the  southern  border  with  Mexico,  immigration  judges,  expanded  detention  capacity,  U.S.  Attorneys,  U.S.  Immigration  and  Customs Enforcement, and Border Patrol;
• increases funding to address violent crime and reduce opioid abuse; and
• puts America first by keeping more of America’s hard-earned tax dollars here at home.

Mitt Romney said during his 2012 presidential campaign that the test of a program’s value was whether it was “so critical that it’s worth borrowing money from China to pay for it.”

White House budget Director Mike Mulvaney said Thursday during an appearance on “Fox & Friends”, “The president finally got to the point where he said, ‘Do I really want to make the coal miner in West Virginia, or the auto worker in Ohio, or the single mom in Detroit to pay for the National Endowment of the Arts or the Corporation for Public Broadcasting?’ And the answer is no.”

2017_03 18 Trump and Big Bird

Radio show host Glenn Beck, a longtime Trump critic, on proposed budget cuts: “I am so pro-Trump right now.”  We shouldn’t be using public monies to pay for shows like “Sesame Street” which “makes more money than any other show.”  Or NPR, which “is the No. 1 podcast. They’re No. 1 in many, many cities on radio [and] their television shows are now being sold all around the world.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the budget was a shift in the right direction after eight years of Democratic blueprints from the White House.

Sen. John McCain said the “budget proposed today cannot pass the Senate” because the increase in defense does not go far enough.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York signaled that Democrats would fight the proposal tooth-and-nail.

Sources:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/2018_blueprint.pdf

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/03/trumps-budget-cuts-some-departments-to-reallocate-funds-for-defense/

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/16/trump-budget-would-end-federal-funding-for-arts-endowment-pbs.html

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/324383-glenn-beck-on-budget-cuts-i-am-so-pro-trump-right-now

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A Post of No Import

Let’s make something perfectly clear: Obamacare is a disaster. It was designed to be. When for-profit healthcare providers are forced to compete with the government juggernaut the outcome is predetermined. All the democrats cared about was getting something in place because they knew full well that once a government program is instituted it never, ever goes away. They did not anticipate the republicans taking over all three branches of government as soon as they did, but they were only too happy to hand this convoluted mess over and let the GOP worry about doing something with it while they sit back, obstruct, and criticize every move that the republicans make to try to fulfill their promise to their voters.

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS FELL ASLEEP CHRISTMAS EVE 2010, DREAMING OF A VISIT FROM SANTA CLAUS, ATTENDING CHURCH SERVICES, AND ANTICIPATING FAMILY GET-TOGETHERS. WHAT THEY FOUND WHEN THEY WOKE UP WAS THAT THEIR HEALTH CARE PLANS, MANY THAT COVERED THE MEDICATION AND TREATMENT THEY NEEDED TO STAY ALIVE, HAD BEEN RIPPED AWAY FROM THEM AND GOVERNMENT CARE HAD BEEN SHOVED DOWN THEIR THROATS, BECAUSE IT SUITED ONE MISERABLE BASTARD’S DREAM OF CONTROLLING EVERYONE’S LIVES.

Cory Booker: Republicans Cannot Just Force GOP Healthcare Bill Down Our Throats
THIS RACE-BAITING MORON IS BEING TOUTED AS THE DEMS’ CANDIDATE FOR 2020

I don’t know everything about the competing versions of the American Health Care Act, as it’s being called, But there are two competing versions being considered. One is the brainchild of Paul Ryan. I’ve stated before and likely will again that his district is just north of me and is heavily democratic. Once he’s gone that district will never elect another republican. His family has been there for many, many years so he’s like the neighborhood kid everybody knows. His only risk is becoming too conservative, so never be fooled into thinking he’s anything but a moderate democrat posing as a republican.

Obamacare Creators Tell GOP: We Told You So
“Maybe I should just say karma is a serious thing,” said Neera Tanden, who was a top health official in the Obama administration. “Health care is hard. Governing is hard. And Republicans are now living with the fruits of never putting forward a plan and making promises they can’t keep.”

It’s a strange place to be for the Democratic operatives and elected officials who saw their party devastated in part by Obamacare. And some can’t help but feel a bit of cosmic justice as they watch Republicans, who passed their plan Friday in the House Ways and Means Committee, stuck in a policy quagmire they know all too well.

Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist who helped design the Affordable Care Act, said health care policy is both extremely complicated and extraordinarily personal.

“It’s healthcare, it should be easy. Everyone goes to the doctor. But it’s super hard,” Gruber said. “As a result, it’s easy to demonize everything.”

Ryan Warns: If We Don’t Pass My Bill, ‘The System Is Going to Collapse’
Look, when you are a governing party getting consensus among your wide, big-tent party, not — everybody doesn’t get what they want, but we are getting much better policy here,” the Speaker of the House said of his conservative critics. “Let me put it this way: Obamacare is collapsing. If we just did nothing, washed our hands of the situation, we would see a further collapse of the health insurance markets. So we feel an obligation to step in front of that collapse and replace this law with one that works, that has more freedom.”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is another Republican critic of Ryan’s handling of ObamaCare’s repeal. He says Ryan’s bill makes the current problems in ObamaCare even worse, and is calling to slow down the process.

Cotton: AHCA will end the GOP House majority, cannot pass in Senate

UNDERSTAND, ANY ACTION THAT REQUIRES AS MUCH AS A SINGLE DEMOCRAT VOTE HAS NO CHANCE OF PASSING. THEY WILL GIVE TRUMP NOTHING. NOT AN INCH. NO HEARING, NO COMPROMISE, JUST ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK.
“I would say to my friends in the House of Representatives with whom I serve, ‘Do not walk the plank and vote for a bill that cannot pass the Senate and then have to face the consequences of that vote,” Cotton told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos. …

On “This Week,” Cotton said, “I just do not think that this bill can pass the Senate, and therefore I think the House should take a pause and try to get as close as we can to a good result before we send it to the Senate.”

Paul Ryan Confronts Healthcare Bill Critics: “Everybody Doesn’t Get What They Want”

Exclusive–Rep. Dave Brat: RyanCare a Perverse Economic System
Brat said the speaker is worried about the insurance companies, who backed the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, because the system they created cannot be sustained because of its perverse incentives, regulations, and costs.

In addition to the flaws in the Obamacare legislation and buildout, the congressman said it is foolish to attempt a political solution to an economic problem that forces you to accommodate the needs and values of 300 million Americans — such as people in both California and Texas — at the same time.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/11/exclusive-rep-dave-brat-ryancare-a-perverse-economic-system/

Obama admin spent $77M to hype ObamaCare in 2016
They show the federal government contracted with Democratic-leaning p.r. firm Weber Shandwick to spend $74.15 million on July 28, 2016, and another $3.69 million on Sept. 9, 2016, promoting the plan.

Of that, $64 million funded an advertising blitz — including TV, digital and radio — $4 million went to creative development and production, $5 million to direct response marketing, $2 million to campaign strategy, $1 million to branding and $1.5 million to encourage small business enrollment.

An official of the current White House dismissed the Obama administration’s last-ditch efforts to try to swell enrollment numbers.
Tens of millions in hard-earned taxpayer funds spent on TV ads won’t sell a fundamentally flawed approach to health care,” the official told The Post.

Ted Cruz uses brilliant legal mind to help solve Obamacare ‘repeal and replace’ dilemma
Conservatives such as the Texas Republican believe that the House’s three-tier approach to the bill doesn’t go nearly far enough to address the concerns of Americans seeking an affordable choice for medical insurance.
And it all hinges on neither Congress nor even the White House — but rather Vice President Mike Pence, a person often overlooked.
House Republicans chose the three-tier approach, knowing that Senate rules dispense with filibuster on matters concerning taxation or the budget under a procedure called reconciliation.

It normally takes 60 votes in the Senate to override a filibuster; reconciliation requires a mere simple majority of 51. Republicans hold 52 seats in the Senate.

With that in mind, the first tier of the House bill deals only with financial matters and is silent on those issues popular with conservatives — including tort reform and the ability to purchase insurance across state lines.

Cruz argued that as president of the Senate, Pence has the authority to overrule the Senate parliamentarian and permit what are normally thought as non-budgetary issues to be addressed.

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Video Extravaganza

There’s so much stuff today it would not be possible to post even half of it. Using this media,visitors can pick and choose what to watch. Not a lot of text, no brain drain. Enjoy.

Tucker Carlson Obliterates Professor Who Claims Trump Legitimized White Power Movement
This guy was an asshole

Politico’s Glenn Thrush: “No Question” There Is A Racial Component To Trump Supporters

David Brock Cries When Discussing PizzaGate
I couldn’t decide whether to laugh or cry at this useless tool

Scarborough: Obama “Cowered in the Corner” Allowing Aleppo “Holocaust” to Ensue

Morning Joke was on it today
Scarborough Mercilessly Mocks Olbermann: Delusions of Talking Nazi Tomatoes
Some feuds die hard. Joe Scarborough and Keith Olbermann have one going back to at least 2008, with another flare-up in 2012. Scarborough’s got the bigger mic now, and he wielded it on today’s Morning Joe to mercilessly mock Olbermann as someone suffering from delusions of Nazi tomatoes that talk to him.

Ryan Zinke: Trump’s reported pick for Interior secretary
FROM AUNTIE LIB’S BACK YARD, BIG SKY MONTANA. HE’S A GOOD ONE.

Trump takes “Thank You” Victory Tour to West Allis, Wisconsin; Touts Secretary of State Pick; Praises Paul Ryan, Reince Priebus

DON’T BOTHER… THIS IS THE WHOLE THING… ABOUT AN HOUR
Donald Trump Tells Paul Ryan at Wisconsin Rally: ‘We’re Going to Build the Wall Paul!”

TRUMP MENTIONED PAUL RYAN’S NAME… THE CROWD BOOED. IT WAS GREAT.
Trump Criticizes Wisconsin Recount Efforts; Compares Paul Ryan to ‘Fine Wine’

Trump Mocks Hillary in Wisconsin: “I Offered Her 5 Cents on the Dollar” for Her Cancelled Fireworks
THAT’S GONNA LEAVE A MARK

CNN Promises Not to Talk About Kanye West, Does It 22 More Times | SUPERcuts! #399
KANYE VISITED TRUMP TOWER…LEFTISTS GO BANANAS

Rohrabacher Threatens to Walk Off Morning Joe When Pressed on Syria and Russia

Jim Brown on Donald Trump: He has “my admiration”

#32 WAS VERY RESPECTFUL OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT
Bill Gates just met with Trump at Trump Tower Look what he said
GATES LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HIM, NOT JUST KISS HIS RING… BILLIONAIRES DON’T DO THAT

THEY’RE FINISHED!! TRUMP TEAM ASKS FOR IDENTITIES OF DOE EMPLOYEES WORKING ON CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX
THEY’RE NOT GIVING UP ANY INFORMATION. THEY ALL KNOW THEY’LL SOON BE UNEMPLOYED

George Stephanopoulos’ Wife Tells ‘The View’ Their Daughters Are Scared After Election
THEIR 11 AND 14 YEAR OLD DAUGHTERS ARE AFRAID THEY MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO GET AN ABORTION. WHAT A FINE EXAMPLE THEY’RE SETTING

A COUPLE GOLDEN OLDIES FROM DOUG FROM UPLAND
DFU SING-ALONG: Harry Reid – No Black Man for the Senate

FROM JAN., 2009
DFU SING-ALONG: Blago Names Roland, Roland, Roland (Rawhide)

BLAGO IS STILL IN PRISON, HOPING OBAMA WILL PARDON HIM

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It’s Official… It’s Rex Tillerson

I don’t know much about him, but what I’ve seen so far leads to mixed emotions. As the CEO of the largest corporation in the world, Exxon Mobil, he’s dealt with all the oil-producing countries and has a relationship with Russian strongman Vlad Putin. His confirmation is sure to be a pier 6 brawl, although Trump will get what he wants in the end.

Rex Tillerson, Exxon C.E.O., Chosen as Secretary of State
A statement from Mr. Trump’s transition office early Tuesday brought to an end his public and chaotic deliberations over the nation’s top diplomat — a process that at times veered from rewarding Rudolph W. Giuliani, one of his most loyal supporters, to musing about whether Mitt Romney, one of his most vicious critics, might be forgiven.
Instead, Mr. Trump has decided to risk what looks to be a bruising confirmation fight in the Senate.

Exxon’s Rex Tillerson: 5 Things to Know About Trump’s Likely Secretary of State
Here are five thing about the 64-year-old man who is likely to be America’s top diplomat.
1. Tillerson has close ties with Vladimir Putin.
2. Tillerson spoke against sanctions on Russia.
Speaking about sanctions imposed over Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Tillerson said he generally opposes sanctions as imprecise and ineffective, and added he had discussed his view with U.S. officials, according to The Associated Press.
3. Tillerson supported global emissions-cutting agreement forged in 2015 Paris climate summit.
Tiller acknowledged the threat of climate change and the company he heads endorsed a carbon tax and stated its support for the Paris climate agreement.
4. Tillerson supported the Boy Scouts admitting gay youths.
After the Boy Scouts of America voted to allow openly gay youths to join their troops and earn their merit badges, Eagle Scout Tillerson said at the organization’s national meeting in 2014: “So we’ve made the decision we’re going to change. Now what? No winners or losers. After we make the decision to change, it’s the mission,” according to The Dallas Morning News.
5. TIllerson has contributed to several Republican campaigns.
According to the Federal Election Commission records, Tillerson has given $442,284 as direct contributions since 2003, $72,200 as “joint fundraising contributions” and $5000 to a Super PAC. While he has contributed to George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell and Jeb Bush, he is not known to have given any money to Trump’s campaign.

McConnell, Warning of ‘Dangerous’ Debt, Wants Tax Cut Offsets
Senate leader also opposes $1 trillion infrastructure stimulus
Deficit hawks have warned Trump’s proposals would add to debt
THIS IS AS EXPECTED AS IT IS APPALLING. JUST WHERE THE HELL WERE THESE “DEFICIT HAWKS” WHILE OBAMA WAS RUNNING UP 9 TRILLION IN DEBT??
THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THE MACK DADDIES, McCONNELL AND McCAIN AND THEIR LITTLE STOOGE PAUL RYAN RESENT A BILLIONAIRE OUTSIDER CRASHING THEIR LITTLE CLIQUE IN D.C. THEY’RE GOING TO FIGHT HIM EVERY INCH OF THE WAY, PUBLIC GOOD BE DAMNED.
President-elect Donald Trump’s race to enact the biggest tax cuts since the 1980s went under a caution flag Monday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned he considers current levels of U.S. debt “dangerous” and said he wants any tax overhaul to avoid adding to the deficit.

Senior Republicans Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan say they will back the intelligence agencies after Trump slammed the CIA’s claim that Russia’s hacking helped him win the election
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan both had supportive words for the intelligence agencies
Comes after the CIA concluded that Russia wanted Trump to win the election
McConnell said he had the ‘highest confidence’ in the CIA’s findings
Ryan threw his support behind a further probe and said intelligent agencies were ‘working diligently’ to protect the country from foreign cyberattacks

Obama to Trump: Executive Action Is Good for Me, Bad for Thee

“I have not changed Washington the way I wanted to change it,” Obama said in an interview last week with VICE. “And what I worry about in our politics is people getting impatient with the slowness of democracy, and the less effective Congress works, the more likely people are to start giving up on the core values and basic institutions that have helped us to weather a lot of storms.”

Trump packs trade team with veterans of steel wars with China
President-elect Donald Trump is stacking his trade transition team with veterans of the U.S. steel industry’s battles with China, signaling a potentially more aggressive approach to U.S. complaints of unfair Chinese subsidies for its exports and barriers to imports.
Led by Wilbur Ross, a billionaire steel investor and Trump’s nominee for commerce secretary, Dan DiMicco, the former CEO of steelmaker Nucor Corp, and three veteran steel trade lawyers, the team is expected to help shift the U.S. trade focus more heavily toward enforcement actions aimed at bringing down a chronic U.S. trade deficit, Washington trade experts said.

Inauguration blues: Why pop stars won’t play for Trump
Reports from the US suggest Donald Trump is struggling to find A-list stars to perform at his inauguration. We asked the stars of the BBC Music Awards what it would take to get them to play.
When President Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009, he was serenaded by Beyonce and Aretha Franklin.
During his stay in the White House, he’s had audiences with the likes of Rihanna, James Taylor and Kendrick Lamar.
Donald Trump might not be so lucky.
KEEP IN MIND, MOST OF THESE PEOPLE NEVER FINISHED HIGH SCHOOL, HAVE MARGINAL TALENT, AND HAVE MINIONS HANGING ON TO INFLATE THEIR EGOS. I DOUBT THE DONALD MUCH CARES ABOUT WHAT THESE JADED ASSCLOWNS THINK.
UNCLE TED, KID ROCK, BILLY RAY, MY PERSONAL FAVORITE WOULD BE CHARLIE DANIELS. I COULD LIVE WITH THAT.

Judge says electors must vote for statewide winner
BUMMER, DUDE! JUDGE SAYS YOU HAVE TO OBEY THE LAW!
U.S. District Judge Wiley Daniel denied a request by two Colorado electors who contended that the law binding their vote to Colorado vote winner Hillary Clinton violated their First Amendment rights and the intents of the Constitution’s framers. The electors had sought the right to vote for someone other than Clinton in order to unite behind a consensus Republican other than Trump when the Electoral College convenes on Dec. 19.

FROM MFNS:
Breaking: CNN Releases Evidence of Russian Election Tampering!!

Former Dem Rep. Chaka Fattah Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison On Corruption Charges
JUST DOIN’ WHAT DEMOCRATS DO.
Former Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison on federal corruption charges, including fraud, racketeering, and money laundering.

Obama on Comedy Central: America ‘by No Means’ Has Overcome ‘Legacies of Slavery, Jim Crow, Colonialism, Racism’
I HAD A RATHER HEATED ARGUMENT WITH MY FRIEND WILLIE TODAY ABOUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. HE SWEARS THERE IS NO SUCH THING AND EVERYTHING OBAMA GOT HE ACCOMPLISHED STRICTLY ON HIS OWN MERITS. IT’S A FOOL’S ERRAND TRYING TO REASON WITH SOME PEOPLE.
‘We have, by no means overcome the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow and colonialism and racism’
“You know, my general theory is that, if I was clear in my own mind about who I was, comfortable in my own skin, and had clarity about the way in which race continues to be this powerful factor in so many elements of our lives,” Obama said. “But that it is not the only factor in so many aspects of our lives, that we have, by no means overcome the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow and colonialism and racism, but that the progress we’ve made has been real and extraordinary, if I’m communicating my genuine belief that those who are not subject to racism can sometimes have blind spots or lack of appreciation of what it feels to be on the receiving end of that, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not open to learning and caring about equality and justice and that I can win them over because there is goodness in the majority of people.”

Gingrich: Hack claim is perfect example of propaganda media

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Just to Let You Know

As some of you may be aware, your intrepid reporter has been battery-operated since 3/2013 when a pacemaker was installed to keep the ‘ol ticker ticking. Lately I’ve been suffering occasional bouts of intense pain, like electric shocks in my chest. After consulting with my cardiologist today it was decided I needed another angiogram to make sure there wasn’t a problem with the bypasses I had in 2005. It’s scheduled for Tuesday. If a stent is needed I’ll have to stay overnight. There is a possibility my Thanksgiving meal will come from the hospital cafeteria. It is what it is.

I’ve seen the Cubs win a World Series and a republican get elected president. There’s not much left to look forward to. When you spend most of your life abusing your body with cigarettes and junk food there’s a price to be paid. This is just another installment.

Trump Announces National Security TeamLt. Gen. Mike Flynn-NSA, Sen. Sessions as AG, Rep. Pompeo to Head CIA
Last night the Trump campaign announced Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn as National Security Advisor.
This morning Donald Trump announced two more members of his security team.
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) was the first US senator to endorse Donald Trump for president last year.

Incoming CIA Director Has Reputation for Confronting Iran
Pompeo pick garners high praise from congressional sources, policy experts
IN CASE YOU’RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH POMPEO:
Pompeo, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, earned a reputation among his Republican colleagues for his aggressive investigations into Obama administration secrecy surrounding last year’s nuclear agreement with Iran, multiple sources confirmed.
Multiple investigations by the lawmaker unearthed documents showing that senior U.S. officials engaged in secret talks with Iran that led to the payment of nearly $2 billion to Tehran by the United States.

Dem lawmaker says Sessions would drag the country back to dark times
TRUMP MUST BE DOING A GOOD JOB… ALL THE DEMOCRATS ARE PISSED OFF
In a blistering statement about a fellow lawmaker, Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez seemed to use the Republican’s full name — Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III — in an attempt to invoke Confederacy imagery.
“If you have nostalgia for the days when blacks kept quiet, gays were in the closet, immigrants were invisible and women stayed in the kitchen, Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is your man,” Gutierrez said.

Howard Dean Compares Trump Election to Kent State Shootings, Selma AL’s ‘Bloody Sunday’

THE LEADERSHIP OF THE DNC COMES DOWN TO EITHER A SCREAMING LUNATIC OR A JEW-HATING MUSLIM. SOME CHOICE.
Wednesday on SiriusXM radio’s Urban View channel with host Joe Madison, former Vermont Governor and DNC Chair Howard Dean compared the outrage of young protestors over President-elect Donald Trump’s victory to the Kent State shootings in 1970 when the Ohio National Guard killed four students or the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which was the site of Bloody Sunday in 1965, when policemen beat civil rights demonstrators.

NRCC Endorses Pelosi For Minority Leader
The group credited the California Democrat for squandering their majority — losing 63 seats to Republicans in 2010 — by promoting unpopular policies like Obamacare.
“Former Speaker Pelosi has also established herself as the world’s worst election prognosticator,” the NRCC wrote in its endorsement. “Since her relegation to the minority, Pelosi has repeatedly assured reporters, cycle after cycle, that a Democrat majority is right around the corner, only to be soundly defeated each time.”

Ryan Suggests House Will Defund Planned Parenthood– Cites Bill That Would’ve Done It For 1 Year
Ryan responded: “We’ve already shown what we believe with respect to funding Planned Parenthood. We put a bill on President Obama’s desk in reconciliation. Our position has not changed.”
Ryan was referring to the “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, or H.R. 3762.
The House bill, was vetoed by President Barack Obama
“This afternoon’s vote is a victory for taxpayers and a victory for life,” Pence said after the vote. “By banning federal funding to Planned Parenthood, Congress has taken a stand for millions of Americans who believe their tax dollars should not be used to subsidize the largest abortion provider in America.”

Obama Tears Up Drilling Permits to Stop Gigantic Energy Boom in Colorado
PRETTY SURE INTERIOR SECRETARY PALIN CAN FIX THAT
Jewell’s Bureau of Land Management claimed that the 25 “Mancos” energy drilling leases now being cancelled were just a non-performing portion of 65 leases on “lands managed by the White River National Forest” and “amount to less than ½ of 1 percent of the active leases on public lands in the state of Colorado.”
But the 25 properties were “non-performing” only because they have been tangled in red-tape since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, even though they were leased in 2005 during George W. Bush’s administration.
The BLM manages nearly 700 million acres of federal lands in the United States. Because of tight restrictions, the “onshore” oil and gas wells on BLM lands accounts for just 11 percent of the natural gas supply and five percent of the oil supply in the United States.

No Saudi Oil Says Trump; Saudi Arabia Fires Back
Imagine making the world’s largest oil exporter sweat it out That’s exactly what Donald Trump is doing.
Despite the U.S. shale oil boom, which has made it the third largest global crude oil producer, the country still relies heavily on Saudi crude imports. Saudi Arabia is the largest Middle Eastern oil supplier to the U.S. with an 11% market share and has also invested heavily in U.S. downstream assets (refineries) to help lock in that supply. Around 31% of all U.S. oil imports are from OPEC members, while Canadian oil imports have a 41% share.

Anti-Trump Protesters Release Personal Info of Electoral College Members
THEY’LL STOP AT NOTHING TO INTIMIDATE ELECTORS
A national anti-Donald Trump group called the #NotMyPresident Alliance distributed the personal information of dozens of Electoral College members to its supporters on Wednesday through a Google doc spreadsheet.
The Electoral College members targeted were those who represented states that voted Republican, BuzzFeed reported.

Pence Tells House GOP to Get Ready to Pass Sweeping Legislation
Vice President-elect Mike Pence told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting Thursday to be ready to move a lot of legislation next year, Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady said.
“Donald Trump is a man of action and we’re counting on you ” Pence said, according to Brady. The California Republican said that Pence mentioned a tax overhaul and Obamacare, but didn’t get into specifics.
Pence, a former House member himself, returned to the U.S. Capitol Thursday to visit with House Republicans, and he plans to meet later with top Democratic leaders in the House and Senate.

“YOUR WHITENESS SCARES ME!” Leftist Mob Threatens Radio Host Vicki McKenna at UW Madison

Far left race protesters stood up and screamed, “Safety! Safety! Safety,” interrupting Shapiro’s address. The safe word apparently was an expression that the university is a safe space, where hate-filled rhetoric isn’t welcome….
…Campus police watched but did nothing to stop the interruptions. At one point, they looked on as the protesters stormed the stage and continued their chants. Shapiro was told by police that they were instructed not to stop the demonstrators, who made their intentions to disrupt clear on Facebook days before the speech.

Anti-Bullying Activist Arrested for Assaulting 74 Year-Old Trump Supporter
23 year-old Black Lives Matter activist Shacara McLaurin was charged with felony and misdemeanor assault after she attacked a 74 year-old Trump supporter at a protest outside of Trump Tower.
THESE LEFTIES ARE SO COURAGEOUS

Oddsmakers Say Michelle Obama Is Democrats’ Best Bet For 2020
SHE PROBABLY ALREADY MISSES THE WORLD TOURS, THE GOURMET MEALS, AND THE 35 SERVANTS… POOR BABY
Bovada, an online gambling site, says the odds of Mrs. Obama winning are 12-to-1. The next-best Democrats, Sen. Tim Kaine and Elizabeth Warren, get odds of 14-to-1.
By contrast three Republicans have higher odds: President-elect Donald Trump is a 2-to-1 bet to repeat, while Vice President-elect Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan are each given 10-to-1 odds.

Obama won’t call off anti-Trump protesters
WHAT AN ASSHOLE
“I would not advise people who feel strongly or are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised over the course of the campaign, I would not advise them to be silent,” Obama said during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Obama said protests are just something Trump would have to get used to as the leader of the free world.

TRUMP EFFECT: Ford Calls Donald Trump – Says Plant Will Not Move to Mexico, Will Remain in Kentucky
IMAGINE HOW THE PEOPLE WHO WERE GOING TO SEE THEIR JOBS SENT TO MEXICO FEEL LIKE
Bill Ford, the Chairman of Ford Motors, called Donald Trump tonight and said he will be keeing the Lincoln plant in Kentucky- Not Mexico.
Two months ago Donald Trump said Ford moving its plants to Mexico was a disgrace.

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