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Sunday Bites

MEDIA BIAS 3 examples

West Virginia’s governor, Jim Justice, recently changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. ABC and NBC ignored it. CBS gave it a whole 13 seconds.

MSNBC panel says putting criminals behind bars is bad. I’m sorry, what?!

2016_11 07 HuffPo poll LOL

I’ll add more in comments if I see anything interesting.  Feel free to do the same.


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Trump vs. The Smirking Class

Donald Trump reinvigorated a large group of Americans that the Smirking Class had successfully silenced. It’s why they HATE him.

Hillary’s condescending sneer about Trump’s supporters being deplorable isn’t a one-off. The Smirking Class all feel that way.

But despite their best efforts with rigged polls and non-stop anti-Trump/pro-Hillary reporting, they were unable to keep us too dispirited to bother going to the polls.

They lost. And they will continue to lose, because now we know our power. Trump’s WV speech is inspiring.

Aug 3, 2017: President Donald Trump [46:12]

The Smirking Class responded to this speech with its characteristic round of sneers and insults. The gist of their ugliness was that West Virginia is full of Kool-Aid-drinking, gapped-toothed, inbred yahoos who are too stupid to know what’s good for them, so no wonder they voted for Trump.

2017_08 05 Smirking Class

I have to laugh at that, seeing as how West Virginians voted for the Democrat presidential candidates in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1992, and 1996.

In the Republican landslide of 1988, it was one of only ten states, and the only southern state (as defined by the US Census), to give its electoral votes to Michael Dukakis; it was one of only six states to support Jimmy Carter over Ronald Reagan in 1980; and it supported Bill Clinton by large margins in both 1992 and 1996.

And all the Democrats just LURVED that West Virginia homeboy, Robert C. Byrd, a Democrat and former KKK member, who represented West Virginia in Congress for over 57 years, the longest-serving member of Congress in history.

In the speech above, the governor of West Virginia announced he is changing his registration from Democrat to Republican. Compare that with the irony of our “big” loss when Morning Joe switched from Republican to Independent! LOLOLOL!!!


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The Coup D’Etat Rushes Forward

The media helped him win the Republican nomination and chuckled with glee. This reality TV star, this ego-maniacal showboat would pose no challenge to Mme. Hillary as she pursued the prize she coveted above everything. He drew turn-away crowds of tens of thousands. Hillary couldn’t fill a high school gymnasium. Not to worry, she has the vaunted “blue wall” of states that always, ALWAYS vote Democrat. Then the sh!t hit the fan.

Trump has been a marked man since the day he won. The Democrats and their sycophants in the media have savaged him every day. He wasn’t even allowed a peaceful inauguration day. He had no support from his own party as they have stood on the sidelines, preoccupied with not doing anything that would jeopardize their personal fiefdoms.

The president has assembled a staff through the process of trial and error. Some of his picks have worked well, others he got very bad advice about. The first thing he should have done is fire every last Obama appointee and Democrat career politician. It would leave huge gaps in differing departments, but when you rid your home of pestilence you must be thorough.

He waited far too long to fire James Comey and the Democrats bullied Jeff Sessions into recusing himself. This infuriated the president, who expected loyalty from those who serve under him. This led Rod Rosenstein to appoint uber-liberal Robert Mueller who was given unlimited power and resources and a mandate to find SOMETHING with which to try to force Trump out of office. He has a hand-picked squad of 16 professional Democrat assassins and has just empaneled a grand jury and moved if from Virginia, where Trump has support, to DC where he can get away with almost any dirty trick he chooses. Keep in mind that a grand jury is completely one-sided. The defense is not allowed in the room, the prosecutors can compel anyone to testify, they submit any unsubstantiated evidence without proof and this particular panel is sure to be made up of people who despise Trump. It will not end well. If they can’t pin anything on him, they’ll get his son.

Grand jury subpoenas issued in relation to Russian lawyer, Trump Jr. meeting

Mueller’s use of a grand jury could give him expansive tools to pursue evidence, including issuing subpoenas and compelling witnesses to testify. The Wall Street Journal earlier reported a grand jury was impaneled.

3 Reasons Why Trump Should Be Very Concerned That Mueller Impaneled a Grand Jury

#1: The Grand Jury Has Subpoena Power

Federal grand juries have the power to subpoena documents, and witnesses. That means that witnesses who may refuse to speak with investigators will be forced to testify under oath. If they lie, they can be charged with a a crime.

#2 Grand Jury Investigations Often Lead to Criminal Charges

“Typically if you are going to devote prosecutor manpower and agents to investigation, then usually charges will result,” Hockeimer said.

#3 Mueller made this move despite another federal grand jury investigating in Virginia.

We already knew that a grand jury was meeting in Alexandria, Virginia, to probe former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn over his work in the private sector on behalf of foreign interests. The fact that Mueller empaneled another grand jury means that the investigation has grown even wider.

White House Responds to Mueller Enlisting Grand Jury in Russia Investigation


Trump lawyer John Dowd told NBC News the president’s legal team has been “cooperating with Bob Mueller and his staff since the first of June because we’re trying to get this thing over and done with.”

Trump says he hopes for ‘honest’ outcome of Russia probe


Senators propose bill to protect Robert Mueller from being fired
The bill, introduced Thursday by Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Chris Coons, D-Del., would allow a special counsel who is removed to challenge the firing in court. There, a three-judge panel would decide whether the special counsel’s removal was justified. If the judges decide there was no good cause for firing, the person would be reinstated as special counsel over the wishes of the president.


Someone Leaked Classified Transcripts Of Trump’s Phone Calls With Foreign Leaders

The Washington Post on Thursday published portions of classified transcripts of combative phone calls President Trump had earlier this year with the leaders of Mexico and Australia.

The transcripts portray acrimonious conversations between Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, largely on the issues of immigration, border wall funding and refugees.

Warner, Ranking Senate Intel Dem: Congress Ought to Investigate Leaked Trump Transcripts

Warner, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told the Daily Beast that the leak is “disturbing.” He said that the president must be able to speak in private with foreign leaders.

“A president of the United States, a governor would tell us they’ve got to be able to have confidential conversations,” Warner said. “And I think it was disgraceful that those [came out].”



Filed under Democrats, Donald Trump, Media Bias, Republicans, Robert Mueller, Russia

The Humpday Herald

Sorry, best I could come up with.
The news is all over the place so there’s no central thing to concentrate on. Fortunately y’all have gotten used to the mediocrity that emanates from this here keyboard. At least we don’t beg you for donations.

DNA discovery identifies living descendants of Biblical Canaanites

“In light of the enormously complex history of this region in the last few millennia, it was quite surprising that over 90 percent of the genetic ancestry of present-day Lebanese was derived from the Canaanites,” said Chris Tyler-Smith, senior group leader at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in a statement.

Refugee Admissions Under Trump: More Christians, Fewer Muslims

The first six months-plus of the Trump administration have brought a discernible shift in the religious affiliation breakdown of refugees admitted into the United States, with a larger proportion of Christians to Muslims among those resettled.

Palin lawyers blocked from grilling reporters in defamation suit

A Manhattan federal court judge will decide by the end of this month whether to dismiss a defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin filed against the New York Times for accusing the former Alaska governor of inciting gun violence.

In the meantime, Judge Jed Rakoff suspended discovery, blocking Palin’s lawyers from grilling two dozen Times reporters to prove the Gray Lady is biased against her.
Judge Jed Rakoff

Rakoff is a Clinton-appointed, activist judge. I suspect that this will not proceed.

Huckabee Sanders Rips Into Media: ‘You Want to Create a Narrative That Doesn’t Exist’
Sarah Huckabee Sanders sounded off passionately on Tuesday against the Russia collusion theories pushed by some in the media.

“You guys want to create a narrative that just doesn’t exist,” said the newly appointed press secretary, adding that they “seem obsessed.”

“Everybody wants to make try to make this some story about misleading,” she shot back to a question about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer.

1 Million Illegal Immigrants To Have California Driver’s License By 2018

More than 905,000 illegal immigrants have a California driver’s license at this point, and that number could rise to more than a million by January of 2018.

By the end of June 2017, more than 900,000 drivers have been registered under California Assembly Bill 60, which requires only proof of identity and residency, not immigration status, in order to receive a license to drive a car.

Top EPA official resigns over direction of agency under Trump

The former EPA official made $249,000 in her last year of employment, according to the website, which compiles federal salary data.

For comparison, the average American’s salary is $44,000, according to the Census Bureau, and a senator or congressman makes $174,000 a year.

Southerland’s base salary was $185,100 in 2016. She got a $64,155 bonus that year, and, according to, she was in “highest-paid ten percent of employees” at EPA.


Elizabeth “Betsy” Southerland ended her 30-year run at the agency with a scathing exit letter in which she claimed that “the environmental field is suffering from the temporary triumph of myth over truth.” She last worked as the director of science and technology in the Office of Water.

“The truth is there is NO war on coal, there is NO economic crisis caused by environmental protection, and climate change IS caused by man’s activities,” Southerland wrote, directly rejecting many of Trump’s claims.

Trump signs bill imposing sanctions on Russia
The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election and for its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, where the Kremlin has backed President Bashar Assad. It also imposes financial sanctions against Iran and North Korea.–politics.html

Zakaria: Trump’s Win Was a Slap in the Face to us Elites

“The election of Donald Trump is really a kind of class rebellion against people like us, educated professionals who live in cities, who have cosmopolitan views about things,” Zakaria said.

“There’s a part of America that is sick and tired of being told what to do by this overeducated population that Hillary Clinton perfectly represented.”

Nancy Pelosi & Maxine Waters meltdown on CNN, MSNBC & FOX News Live – Dumb and Dumber Ep. 6

Pinkerton: The ‘Hard Pivot’ from Health Care to Tax Reform and a Stronger Trump Agenda

We can look back and see that the repeal-and-replace effort was a valiant try at keeping a campaign promise, but it just wasn’t working. Sometimes, as Kenny Rogers might have put it, you’ve got to “Know when to fold ‘em/ Know when to walk away.” Yes, that’s the “the secret to survivin’.” As Trump has always said, failure can happen, but tactical flexibility is the key to long-term success.

Mindful of that survive-so-as-to-fight-again-and-win ethos, GOP leaders on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue have been making what’s been described by one insider as “a hard pivot to tax reform.”




Filed under Democrats, Donald Trump, EPA, Immigration, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, News Media, Republicans, Russia, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Sarah Palin

Mythbusting the “Republican Strategy”

Why Did the Democratic South Become Republican?  [5:20]

The south used to vote Democrat. Now it votes Republican. Why the switch? Some people say it was because the GOP decided to appeal to racist whites. Carol Swain, Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University, explains that this is a myth.

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A Missed Opportunity

When Anthony Scaramucci was first tapped to be Trump’s CoS, I, apparently along with a million others, thought of how to insert this little ditty in a timely fashion:

Scaramooch, Scaramooch, will you do the fandango?

Tell me Bohemian rhapsody didn’t go through your mind.  You’re lying.

Anthony Scaramucci Out As White House Communications Director | NBC News

I have a theory which, along with a dollar will get you a cup of coffee at McDonald’s. Some think he was brought in specifically to get rid of Spicer and Priebus. As the head of the RNC, Preeby was good buddies with McConnell, Graham, Boehner, all the Nevertrumpers. It is highly likely that he was the source of some of the leaks coming from the inside.

2017_08 01 I know it was you Priebo

Trump probably hired Scaramucci because he seemed like a no-nonsense type. Never mind the fact his beliefs ran counter to everything Trump ran for office on. He made it all about himself, which is not a good career move. The bombastic, grenade-throwing style was not what the president needed. He was replaced by General John Kelly, a no-nonsense career military man who demands discipline and loyalty. Word is that even Ivanka and Jared have to answer to him. Hopefully, he made a condition of his appointment that when he made a public statement, Trump wouldn’t contradict what he said an hour later.

When a regular politician of either party is elected president, they have a national organization to help establish the agenda ,including lawyers, political operatives, hangers-on, and ne’er-do-wells. Trump had none of that when he was inaugurated. The GOP elite didn’t want him and the Democrats sure as hell didn’t. Holdovers from past administrations and NeverTrumpers systematically leaked information daily in an effort to cripple his ability to get organized and begin the demands of governance.

REPORT: POTUS Preparing For “Independent WH” – Warfare Against GOP Congress

On the same day that Anthony Scaramucci was removed as White House Communications Director, leaks have been flowing out of the Trump administration.

According CNBC’s John Harwood, an anonymous “Ryan-Priebus” ally revealed to the reporter that President Trump is preparing to plot a more “independent” course for the White House, while taking on GOP lawmakers.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he spoke to President Donald Trump by phone about healthcare reform on Monday and told the president he thought Trump had the authority to create associations that would allow organizations to offer group health insurance plans.

Allowing groups like AARP, which represents retirees, to form health associations could enable individuals and small businesses to form larger groups to negotiate with health insurance companies for lower rates.

WHITE HOUSE: Ten days after appointing him, Trump has fired Scaramucci due to his expletive-laden interview with New Yorker reporter

Scaramucci threatened to fire the White House communications staff and descended into a profanity-laced rant about senior strategist Steve Bannon and then-Chief of Staff Reince Preibus.

Anthony Scaramucci Goes On Profane Tirade | NBC Nightly News

Huckabee Sanders Condemns Scaramucci’s Vulgar Comments in New Yorker Interview

Scaramucci told Lizza that Priebus was “a f***ing paranoid schizophrenic.” He then turned on Steve Bannon saying, “I’m not Steve Bannon. I’m not trying to suck my own c**k.”

On Monday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Scaramucci was fired after his interview with The New Yorker.

Getting The Troops in Line: All White House Staff Will Report to General John Kelly

“General Kelly will bring new structure to the White House and discipline, strength and we’re all really excited to work with him,” she continued.

According to Sanders, there will be no exceptions. Senior White House advisors Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Kellyanne Conway and Steven Bannon will report to Kelly.

Since the ousting of Reince Priebus on Friday and the hiring of Kelly, questions have swirled about whether he would be able to establish a chain of command and restore order in the West Wing. He appears to be doing just that with the abrupt firing of Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci Monday afternoon, just 10-days after he was hired.


Filed under Democrats, Donald Trump, Republicans, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, U.S. Congress

See, I Told You So

At the time of my last posting the vote on the “skinny repeal” had not been cast yet. As expected, at least by many of us, it stood absolutely no chance of passing. All it took to defeat it was three reliably-democrat votes by republicans. Good ol’ Johnny McC and his his stable of whores, Lisa “Lips’ Murkowski and Susie “the Lisp” Collins betrayed the country and relegated it to what will ultimately end up being a single payer system. The government just has to run the private insurers out of business, which it is in the process of doing. My Medicare supplemental insurance carrier sent me a letter today saying my monthly premiums are going up more than 10% in September. Thanks, jackasses.

Obamacare Repeal Collapses as Senate GOP Blocks Health Bill
Democrats immediately called for a bipartisan debate on how to fix Obamacare.
“We are not celebrating. We’re relieved,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said after the vote. “Let’s turn the page and work together to improve our health care system.” He also said Democrats would be willing to help expedite bipartisan legislation and to advance Trump administration nominations.

Penalty for refusing to get health insurance remains intact
Opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care law who wanted to get rid of the penalty people were assessed for not having health insurance will have to wait longer for relief after the Senate early Friday defeated the GOP’s scaled-back version of legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act.
One of the main reasons GOP lawmakers had given in their quest to overturn Obamacare was that they want to lower premiums for people who buy individual health insurance policies, particularly constituents who get no help from the law’s tax credits. Some states are facing a second year of double-digit hikes.

Cryin’ Chuck Praises Liar John McCain for Speaking “Truth to Power” and Sticking Americans with O-Care
Senator McCain ran on repealing Obamacare.
He is a liar.
Senator McCain has cancer.
He was given a hero’s welcome when he returned.

John McCain does not have Obamacare.
He has a special exemption for Senators and lawmakers from Obamacare.
He does not have to worry about the Arizona premiums which have doubled since Obamacare was implemented.
Last night Senator McCain, 48 Democrats and two fellow Republicans killed Obamacare repeal.
On Friday Cryin’ Chuck Schumer praised John McCain for sticking the American people with Obamacare.
It was a fitting ending to a treasonous career.

Schumer: McCain Ranks as Great as Ted Kennedy
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today declared Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to have joined the ranks of late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) when it comes to greatness in Congress.
“And the credit goes to a lot of people, but at the top of the list are the three who showed amazing courage to resist the pressure and do what’s good for the country. John McCain at the top of the list,” Schumer, who hugged McCain after the vote, said. “He and I have been friends for a very long time, ever since the Gang of Eight which we put together.





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The Potomac Two-Step

Far and away the most popular song on every juke box in every watering hole in the nation’s capitol for the last four decades is The Potomac Two-Step, as performed by Little Johnny McCain and the RINOS.

Here’s how it goes:

Time to get elected, step to the right, put your hands in the air and “who you gonna call?”
Time to head back to DC, turn yourself around
Grab your favorite democrat by the hand and dough-see-dough.
Ain’t nobody cuttin’ in, it’s our party and we’ll lie if we want to.

The GOP elite have entrenched themselves firmly in the deep pockets of the big money interests who grease the wheels of corruption that propel Washington. They’ve made it painfully clear that they will give Trump no help, as he is an outsider. The normal procedure for both parties on any important legislation is to come up just short of the votes to move anything. That way they can go back to their home districts or states and proclaim they fought for it, but, darn it, the votes just weren’t there. We need more people, so we can act like we’re gonna change anything.

Only democrats do that, and it took billions in bribes to get Obamacare shoved through. Now that it is law, it’s become painfully obvious that republicans lack the will to repeal it. They think you can get rid of the mandates and the government interference while keeping the perqs, like children insured until age 26 and covering pre-existing conditions, the costliest parts of this disaster. Obama knew, like a drug dealer, give them the free stuff up front. Then, like boiling a frog, turn up the heat without it noticing until it dies.

Face it, Republicans Have No Intention of Repealing Obamacare
“if you’ve got that anger working for you, you’re gonna let it be”
What’s happening with Obamacare repeal, you ask? That is a fantastic question. But at this point, it’s quite clear that Republicans who campaigned on repealing the ACA have zero intention of doing so now that the opportunity has presented itself.

Seven Republican Senators voted against a so-called “clean repeal” bill Wednesday. Sens McCain, Murkowski, Capito, Lamar Alexander, Collins, Portman, and Heller are responsible for tanking the latest repeal effort. The bill offered no replacement but promised to delay full repeal, giving lawmakers time to figure out the rest.

The bill failed after the world fell apart Tuesday, blaming Sen. McCain for single-handedly sentencing millions to certain death because he had the audacity to vote to open up debate…for a bill he voted against less than 24-hours later

McCain, RINOs vote with Dems to keep federal funding for abortion

With the amendment what was just shot down in flames suppose to have seen ObamaCare ending in two years, this is seen as a real setback for President Trump, despite Republicans having a majority in the Senate.

Among the provisions that today’s vote might have ended would be federal funding for abortions.

But thanks to the likes of Arizona senator John McCain, unborn children will continue to literally be ripped limb from limb, courtesy of the US taxpayers.

[CtH: Apparently, my optimism about his brain tumor making him concerned about final judgment was misplaced.]

Republicans repeal and replace the Tea Party

Even when Republicans control the White House and both houses of Congress, liberalism remains the default ideology of the federal government.

A Republican Senate could not muster even 50 votes for the full repeal of Obamacare’s taxes and spending. Six Republican senators who had voted for repeal in 2015, when the party was merely pretending it was possible, flipped on Wednesday rather than deliver.

ObamaCare’s GOP Preservers

Congress had passed and sent to Barack Obama’s desk a similar measure in 2015, with support from every current Senate Republican except Susan Collins of Maine. This time seven voted no, including Rob Portman of Ohio and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, who aren’t up for re-election until 2022 and 2020, respectively. If you’re going to renege on your political promises, better to do it early, we suppose.

Perkins: I Was Told the GOP’s 2015 Obamacare Repeal Was Only ‘a Messaging Vote’

Perkins said the FRC is for a clean repeal of Obamacare. “That’s what we advocated for from the beginning,” he said.

“We worked back in 2015 to get that repeal through. I worked with Majority Whip Steve Scalise to help craft the language on Planned Parenthood and get that into reconciliation,” said Perkins.

Added Perkins, “It passed, went to the president, and I’ve had a couple of conversations with some senators who said, ‘Well, that was a messaging vote.’ I said, ‘Really? You didn’t communicate that to the American people.’”

2016 Ad: ‘John McCain Leading The Fight To STOP OBAMACARE’

That was back when he needed the votes of Arizonans to put him back in the Senate.
Those days are gone. Yesterday, he joined Democrats in sinking the Republican bill to repeal Obamacare. The measure was a clean repeal with a 2 year window to replace the ACA.

So here’s the ad McCain ran just prior to the election in AZ in 2016. He slams his Dem opponent for supporting Obamacare

Mika: Too Late to Repeal Obamacare, “Whether You Were for it or Not”

As Ronald Reagan said, “a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.”

Levin: GOP ‘Lied Their Way Into Office,’ Perpetrated ‘Greatest Hoax in Modern Politics’

“Here comes rationing, long waiting periods, and massive red-tape,” said Mark Levin in all caps on. “The Republicans lied their way into office in what is the greatest hoax in modern politics.”

Levin’s comments came after seven Republican senators joined Democrats in voting no on a “clean repeal” of Obamacare promoted by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. on Wednesday.


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