THIS IS NOT SATIRE! During an episode of The Lead with Jake Tapper, two CNN correspondents claimed an asteroid could potentially threaten the Earth if the government shutdown continues.
THIS IS NOT SATIRE! During an episode of The Lead with Jake Tapper, two CNN correspondents claimed an asteroid could potentially threaten the Earth if the government shutdown continues.
House-Passed Gov’t Funding Bill Fails In Senate Triggering Gov’t Shutdown
The Senate failed to pass a cloture vote on a House-passed continuing resolution late Friday evening, just before government funding levels were set to expire.
Democrats withheld their votes over a lack of an agreement on a legislative fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program — the Obama-era initiative that extended temporary legal status to foreign nationals who illegally entered the country as minors — leaving GOP leadership short of the 60 votes needed to send the measure to the president’s desk.
Crazy Pelosi Brags About Protecting DREAMERS After Senate Democrats Block Funding in Favor of Illegal Aliens
The House budget resolution failed a cloture vote in the Senate on a largely party line vote, 50 to 49.
Tonight, on the eve of the first anniversary of his inauguration, President Trump earned an ‘F’ for failure in leadership.
“President Trump and Congressional Republicans’ obsession with passing a tax scam to benefit the wealthiest and corporations has blinded them to their responsibilities to the American people. Despite controlling the House, Senate and White House, the Republicans are so incompetent, so negligent that they couldn’t get it together to keep government open.
Flashback to when Obama weaponized 2013 government shutdown
High profile national monuments and parks were “Barrycaded” so that TV cameras could show veterans and others being turned away.
“I’ve been through some of these before,” he said. “The Democrats are opposing a bill that they don’t oppose! … They don’t oppose anything in the bill, but they are opposing the bill.”
“I just want to let everybody know,” he said about the potential government shutdown:
“We do not want this, we do not want a shutdown, but if Mr. Schumer insists on it, he is in a position to force this on the American people.”
Jim Acosta of CNN embarrassed himself by suggesting Republicans could avoid a shutdown because they control the House, Senate and Presidency. He knew, of course, that 60 votes are needed in the Senate.
Sanders Denies Attacking Republicans for Shutdown in 2013, Isn’t Corrected by MSNBC
Associated Press, NYT Torpedo Democratic Narrative On Government Shutdown
Democrats have a) have longed called government shutdowns irresponsible, directing their attacks at Republicans; b) they’ve said that tying immigration to budgetary matters is just an exercise in chaos. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that in 2013 during the debt ceiling negotiations. The latter is the audible here. Democrats want a DACA deal first. It’s dealing with greedy, spoiled children when it comes to the Democrats. They’re getting everything they want.
McConnell on Senate Floor: This Government Shutdown Was 100 Percent Avoidable
“A government shutdown was 100 percent avoidable. Completely avoidable. Now it is imminent,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor following the vote. “Perhaps across the aisle some of our Democratic colleagues are feeling proud of themselves, but what has their filibuster accomplished? . . . The answer is simple: Their very own government shutdown.”
Chuck Schumer 2013 Calls Chuck Schumer 2018 “The Politics Of Idiocy” For Shutting Down Government
The government shut down over Democrats pushing for DACA.
OK, here’s the rest of the story, as the late Paul Harvey would say.
Illinois high schools are completely changing how they teach kids because test scores are that bad
MISS ISABEL JUST TURNED 14 AND IS IN 8TH GRADE AT THE CATHOLIC SCHOOL SHE AND HER SISTER HAVE BEEN ATTENDING THEIR WHOLE LIVES. NEXT YEAR SHE HAS TO GO TO DeKALB HIGH SCHOOL, A HOTBED OF DRUGS, VIOLENCE, AND TEEN PREGNANCY. MY BIGGEST FEAR, ESPECIALLY SINCE SHE IS WELL DEVELOPED FOR HER AGE, IS THAT A BUNCH OF LITTLE SAVAGES WILL TRY TO CHALK HER UP AS ONE OF THEIR ‘BABY MAMA’ CONQUESTS. SHE’S MUCH TOO SMART FOR THAT, BUT SOMETIMES BEING SMART IS NOT ENOUGH. THAT’S WHEN GRANDPA GOES TO JAIL FOR ENDING SOME LITTLE STUD.
[CtH: Our super smart, uber talented nephew is going from his Catholic high school to Harvard next fall. I have been giving him faith-building books and DVDs and praying often that he’ll keep his values intact.]
Teachers in certain school districts will also not evaluate students with traditional testing methods but will rely more heavily upon presentations, projects and activities that students complete outside of the classroom. The students in the program will not receive GPA rankings.
Patrick Hardy, the principal for Illinois’ Proviso East district, said the program isn’t a perfect solution to fix the poor results Illinois’ school districts have regularly produced, but that there’s nothing to lose by trying something new. “We had a school on the brink of failure,” he said.
Feinstein warns people will die if the government shuts down
THIS IS FROM CNN, SO TAKE IT WITH A TRUCKLOAD OF SALT
[CtH: Wait, what? Isn’t everyone ALREADY dead from the tax bill? Plus, you know, they didn’t care about the consequences of a shut down in 2013, now did they?]
“Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen. You don’t know. Necessary functions can cease,” she said. “There is no specific list you can look at and make a judgment: ‘Well everything is going to be just fine.’ You can’t make that judgment. So, I think it’s a last resort. And I’m really hopeful we don’t get to it.”
Feinstein said she had not made her mind up about whether to vote for the measure.
Veteran Earns Spot at State of the Union After Maxine Waters Announces She’s a No Show
When Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) joined the list of Democrats who said they’d be skipping President Trump’s first State of the Union address (because he’s a “despicable” human), one veteran jumped at the opportunity to be a seat filler.
Army Vet Ricky Taylor let it be known last week that he’d gladly take her spot. Thousands of retweets, an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” and a meeting with Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) later, and Taylor has earned himself a spot in the room.
Duffy reached out to Taylor after seeing his Fox News. Long story short: he invited the veteran to the SOTU address as his plus one. The extra ticket usually goes to his wife Rachel Campos Duffy, but she too was more than happy to give it to Taylor.
[CtH: Too bad it isn’t Maxine’s actual seat!]
California AG: ‘We Will Prosecute’ Employers Who Cooperate with Federal Immigration Officials
SO IF AN EMPLOYER KNOWS SOMEONE IS AN ILLEGAL AND HAS COMMITTED CRIMINAL ACTS, HE’LL BE PROSECUTED FOR TURNING HIM IN?
[CtH: Sounds about right … for California. I wonder if federal law requires businesses to provide that information to ICE. So many reasons why California is the least business-friendly state in the union.]
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) says his office “will prosecute” employers who cooperate with federal immigration officials to deport criminal illegal aliens from the United States.
In a press conference on Thursday, the pro-open borders attorney general warned California employers of new state laws that barred businesses from providing information on illegal aliens to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency that would aid in deportations.
Heaven Help Us! Nancy Pelosi To Judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’
I TUNED IN TO THIS ONCE, BECAUSE I LIKE WATCHING TOP FUEL FUNNY CAR DRAGSTERS. ALL I SAW WAS A BUNCH OF UGLY GUYS IN WIGS.
Yes, the congresswoman who recently told her constituents she has a “massive funding gap to fill,” is clearly working hard to keep her seat as she guest-judges with such Hollywood personalities as Vanessa Hudgens and Adam Lambert. Pelosi, who accused Trump of “destroying President Obama’s phenomenal legacy,” is keeping up with her own legacy by judging drag queens on VH1.
How the Press Treated Hillary’s Health vs. Trump’s
A good mashup here from the Washington Free Beacon. I mean, as far as I know, Trump hasn’t passed out and collapsed into a car.
Vowing to ‘rip’ Trump ‘a new one,’ Obama’s ex-presidency devolves into third-world coup-plotting
Far from content living his golden years on the $400,000 speech and lecture circuit of other former presidents, President Obama has been busy with clawing back his old power. He’s actually covertly plotting to oust his democratically elected successor, President Trump, vowing to his associates to “rip him a new one” in the 2018 midterm elections. Seems he’s not all that interested in watching his younger daughter grow up.
Want to know who the leader of the resistance is? This is the leader of the resistance.
Knowing how Obama’s campaign organization was run, with its slipshod accounting of foreign cash infusions and phony claims to be running on small-dollar donations, it’s probable that this operation is as shady as all the other ones. In fact, it is all the other ones. DCWhispers reports that it comprises almost entirely Obama’s leftover and not dead campaign apparatus.
It’s a disgusting picture for any ex-presidency.
[CtH: Seriously! Don’t TALK to me about Trump’s tweeting, all you Obama lovers!]
Trump Admin Freezes Tens of Millions in Aid From UN Agency for Palestinians
The Trump administration is withholding more than half of an aid package to a United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees. The U.S. will still give $60 million to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency but is cutting $65 million from a planned $125 million contribution.
PRESIDENT TRUMP Stops Speech…Brings Shocked Worker On Stage To Speak
If Democrats Take the House, They’ll Impeach Trump
The Republicans may well lose control of Congress in 2018 for the first time since 2006. This is significant, because one of the things a congressional majority has the power to do is bring articles of impeachment against a sitting president.
The lowest possible arbitrary, inexact standards of “high crimes and misdemeanors” to which the Democrat-controlled Congress can possibly stoop will undoubtedly be fulfilled early on in the new congressional year as the Democrats rush to satisfy their highest priority – removing President Trump – to the complete and total exclusion of anything else the country needs to be done.
One can only imagine the breathless, frantic, grandstanding speeches and floor declarations from the likes of Maxine Waters, John Lewis, Nancy Pelosi, Sheila Jackson Lee, Adam Schiff, and Elijah Cummings as they compete for national liberal media adulation with one overwrought, hyperbolic performance after another.
Diamond and Silk tell Democrats: ‘This is not Burger King, you can’t have everything your way’
WE HAVEN’T HEARD FROM OUR GIRLS LATELY
The duo said they do not expect former President Barack Obama to campaign for endangered Democrats ahead of this November’s House and Senate races.
“For him hitting the campaign trail, what he needs to be worried about is the trail leading back to him and his administration about their alleged abuse of power,” said Diamond.
“And President Obama, need to stop acting like a girlfriend full of revenge and Donald Trump is the president, and Donald Trump is also Obama’s president. So suck it up, buttercup,” Silk added.
Illinois population trend could lead to one fewer congressional seat for state
ILLINOIS IS AMONG THE HIGH TAX STATES THAT ARE BLEEDING POPULATION. IT MAY LOSE 2 SEATS AFTER THE NEXT CENSUS.
In U.S. Census Bureau estimates released last month, Illinois’ population decreased by 22,000 people from 2014 to 2015. Because of the estimated drop, Election Data Services, a Virginia-based political consulting firm, projects Illinois will lose a representative in the U.S. House of Representatives.
I LIVE IN THE 16TH DISTRICT, TOP DEAD CENTER OF THE STATE, 15 MILES FROM THE WISCONSIN LINE.
Illinois is one of nine states that could lose a representative in Congress. According to Election Data Services, Alabama, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia also could lose a seat.
Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina and Oregon would each gain one seat, Florida would gain two seats, and Texas might gain three seats under the Election Data Services projections.
Mulvaney Scolds Acosta for Defending Schumer From Shutdown Blame: ‘I Have to Laugh’
Follow the March for Life Open Thread
Every year, pro-lifers from all over the country brave the D.C. winter to stand for the sanctity of life, representing a fraction of national pro-life support. The value and sanctity of each and every human life is by far one of the most, if not THE most important issue of our time.
Anti-Israel activists attempt to hijack Women’s March – again
Attempt by Jewish Voice for Peace, Code Pink and others to make Women’s March 2018 about Ahed Tamimi, arrested for hitting and kicking Israeli soldiers for the cameras.
During the 2017 Women’s March on Washington and follow up Women’s Strike, anti-Israel activists attempted to hijack the movement.
Anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour attempted to steer the movement against Israel, and the Women’s Strike was co-organized by and honored convicted supermarket bomber murderer (and immigration fraudster) Rasmea Odeh.
Ahed Tamimi is the Palestinian teenager, who turns 17 this month, who has been exploited by her parents and supporters in groups like JVP and Code Pink, for propaganda purposes since early childhood. I summarized this background after Ahed was arrested for hitting and kicking Israeli soldiers on a live Facebook feed filmed by her mother, Ahed Tamimi, Palestinian teen exploited by her parents and BDS supporters, indicted for assault:
Ahed has been thrust into the spotlight by her parents because they understand, as her father Bassem recently stated, that her blond hair and light skin color makes her appealing to Western audiences.
As we have covered many times, it is nothing short of child exploitation and abuse to encourage children to engage in such dangerous behavior of deliberately trying to provoke the police and soldiers so that cameras can capture the interaction. If the Israeli policeman or soldier reacts, it’s used as a propaganda tool to claim Israeli cruelty to children; if the Israeli policeman or soldier doesn’t react (which is what almost always happens), it is used as a propaganda tool to claim Israelis are weak and scared….
No, not THAT shut down. THIS shut down:
House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Legislation Faces Uphill Battle In Senate
The House passed a continuing resolution (CR) along party lines Thursday after GOP leadership struck a last-minute deal with the House Freedom Caucus ensuring they had the votes.
Following the vote House GOP leadership called on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to pass the measure.
“Sen. Schumer, do not shut down the federal government. Do not jeopardize funding for our military and for our national security. Do not jeopardize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Thursday evening. “It is risky. It is reckless. And it is wrong.”
The Blame Game, Senate shutdown showdown edition
Senate GOP leaders prepared to force Democrats into a series of uncomfortable votes, aimed at splitting their ranks by pitting moderates from states that Trump won against party leaders and the handful of outspoken liberals considering a run for the presidency.
Democrats Just Admitted Their Goal is to Shutdown the Government
But according to a Democrat aide who spoke to NBC News, the goal is for Democrats to come up with enough votes to stop the funding measure from going through. In other words, they just admitted their goal is to shutdown the government, not to avert it as they’ve been claiming. They’ve also put the brakes on any kind of compromise that doesn’t include amnesty for illegal aliens currently covered by DACA.
[CtH: Wait, what? Didn’t they once upon a time tell us that a govt shut down was the MOST TERRIBLE THING EVER?]
3.6 Million DREAMERS in US — Will Flip Florida, Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina From Red to Blue!
THIS IS WHY THE DEMOCRATS ARE PUSHING SO HARD FOR AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS.
A recent study of DACA Dreamers found that most of these new Democrat voters reside in Republican states. Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Democrats are determined to pass amnesty for this group of illegal aliens.
DACA amnesty could give Arizona, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina to the Democrat Party. And then once a Democrat is elected they will open the borders to millions more third world immigrants to vote Democrat.
This is what Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Democrats want to happen.
GOP Senators Send Trump ‘Amnesty-Or-Shutdown’ Threat
THIS PATHETIC LITTLE PISSANT IS TRYING TO LEAD HIS OWN PARTY TO RUIN.
The hostage-taking is being fronted by a group of GOP legislators, led by Sen. Jeff Flake and Sen. Lindsey Graham, who announced Wednesday they would not allow 2018 funding for the Pentagon until Trump approves an amnesty, saying:
To the defense hawks, the only way you’re going to get your money is to deal with immigration rationally.
Democrats and their media allies are eager to let Graham and his GOP allies take the leading role in this shutdown-or-amnesty fight.
Pro-amnesty Democrats are minimizing their visibility by pretending they will oppose a budget deal until the Congress funds various spending programs—such as community health centers, and disaster aid—which the GOP majority is largely willing to fund
USA Today: Amnesty Debate Is About 3.6 Million ‘Dreamers,’ not Just 800,000 DACA Illegals
The article’s headline was: “There are 3.6M ‘DREAMers’ — a number far greater than commonly known.”
Many pro-amnesty legislators — and many newspaper outlets — routinely conflate the very different ‘DACA’ and ‘Dreamer’ terms. This conflation allows them to suggest that the Democrats’ huge DREAM Act amnesty for 3.6 million illegals — and eventually, their parents and chain-migration relatives — is a smaller amnesty for the ‘DACA’ illegals, whose estimated population ranges from 670,000 to 800,000.
Dems Want a Shutdown To Get Off the Subject of the Tax Cuts
Just wait until government workers are sent home, when national monuments are temporarily shuttered, when Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon are closed. We will see all the sad stories on TV about how the evil, heartless Republicans shutdown the government and ruined these people’s lives. It’s only a matter of time and the media is champing at the bit right now to hammer Republicans.
[CtH: Right. While in 2013, Obama went out of his way to block access to open air monuments by HIRING people to put up fences and guard them, because God Forbid an Honor Flight of WWII vets could wander around their own monument.]
NOT THIS TIME, SPARKY!
Trump Admin Won’t Hold Parks And Monuments Hostage If Government Shuts Down
During the last government shutdown in 2013, the Obama administration completely closed down more than 400 parks and monuments across the country. The administration blamed the shutdown and forced furlough of 20,000 U.S. Parks Service employees on the closures.
The move was widely criticized by Republicans accusing then-President Barack Obama of unnecessarily making the shutdown more upsetting to Americans than was necessary.
Trump WH: We’re Not Going to Politicize a Shutdown the Way Obama Did
Short called it “incredibly frustrating” that the regular appropriations process doesn’t work and Congress continues to lurch from one continuing resolution to another. “We submitted a budget to Congress last February; we’re now in mid-January without a spending bill,” Short said.
Senate Democrats have refused to proceed to normal appropriations bills, all 12 of which were passed on time by the House.
Short noted that appropriations bills need 60 Senate votes to pass, so 10 Democrats would need to join Republicans Friday to keep the government funded for another month. “So the reality is that those ten votes we need to get to 60 is what’s basically bringing the government to a shutdown and stopping funding of our troops.”
McConnell: Illegal Immigration Demands of Democrats’ ‘Far-Left Base’ Are Forcing Government Shutdown
Mattis: Government Shutdown Would Have ‘Terrible Impact’ on Military
New applications for unemployment benefits are at the lowest level in nearly 45 years.
There is a party with a long history of racism and sexism. It’s NOT the Republican Party! 5 minutes of good history refutes Democrat memes.
Trump broke the internet…
Ever the provocateur, the president yesterday released his much-anticipated list of “Fake News Award” winners. They were posted on GOP.com and the site summarily crashed from the surge of traffic. The media’s reaction was, as always, predictable. Rather than keep you in suspense, here’s the list and the ensuing fallout:
2017 Fake News Awards – The full list
1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.
2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.
3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.
4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.
5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.
6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.
7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”
8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.
9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.
10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.
11. And last, but not least: “RUSSIA COLLUSION!” Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!
Jim Acosta Fires Back At POTUS Trump After CNN Wins FOUR FAKE NEWS AWARDS
Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta was far from pleased after President Trump bestowed CNN with four “Fake News” awards Wednesday evening. Acosta, who was speaking on a panel organized by Freedom of Press, responded to the news, stating “I would say having been called fake news myself, the president is the king of fake news.”
Earlier in the discussion, Acosta defended against criticism for asking the President if he was a racist in relation to his “sh*thole” remarks.
“God damn it, I’ll say it out loud … it is our right to ask if the president is a racist,” Acosta blurted out.
Congratulations NY Times Hack Paul Krugman Winner of the 2017 #FakeNewsAwards! – You Finally Won an Award You Deserve
On November 9, 2016, New York Times economy “guru” Paul Krugman predicted that the economy would never recover from a Trump election victory.
On Wednesday January 17, 2018, the Trump Economy officially broke EVERY SINGLE DOW MARKET record.
Congratulations Mr. Krugman. You finally won an award you deserve!
2017: The Year the News Media Went to War Against a President
■ The Trump presidency was the biggest story of the year, accounting for one out of every three minutes of evening news airtime — nearly 100 hours in total.
■ The tone of coverage has been incessantly hostile, especially for a new President in his honeymoon year: 90% negative, vs. just 10% positive (These percentages do not include neutral statements).
■ More than two-fifths of evening news coverage of the President (43%) focused on controversies, not policies, with the Russia investigation alone accounting for one-fifth of all Trump coverage (1,234 minutes).
■ Despite their massive coverage of Russia, the networks had almost no airtime for questions about how the investigation began, or whether special counsel Robert Mueller’s current investigation is biased.
Report: Highest-ever political bias in media, most can’t name ‘objective news source’
Americans see more political bias in news than ever, and nearly seven-in-10 blame media owners for influencing the ways stories are reported, according to the latest failing report card on the nation’s news business.
According to “American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy,” a new report from Gallup and the Knight Foundation, the percentage of Americans who see a great deal of political bias in stories has nearly doubled since 1989.
Sarah Sanders speaks for America on S**tholegate: ‘We’ve wasted five days fighting over one word’
Since that ill-fated remark, it’s been six straight days of high-horse moralizing, virtue signalling, hand-wringing, and bed-wetting from politicians, celebrities, and talking heads eager for America to know just how “morally superior” they are compared to that dastardly man in the White House who dared to say something out loud that everyone knows deep down is true, even if they refuse to admit it.
10 of the Dumbest Questions Reporters Asked During Trump’s Health Press Conference
White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters on Tuesday that President Trump is in “excellent” health and has “no cognitive or mental issues whatsoever.” But that didn’t stop the press corps from asking a lot of really stupid questions. Here’s a sampling.
1. One reporter asked the White House physician how Trump can become as fit as Obama — who struggled to kick a smoking habit. He then proceeded to whine that the press office doesn’t keep a tally of how much time Trump spends on the golf course and asked if Jackson could help them with that.
Leftist Toilet Mouths Condemn Trump as They Corrupt Nation
Let’s be clear: Leftists certainly object to the substance of Trump’s comments, that we shouldn’t continually absorb poor, unskilled, often functionally illiterate and unassimilable people from Third World nations. But they also object to his alleged style, labeling as obscene the use of s***hole (toilet) to describe such places. So to show us how bad such language is, the Crude News Network (CNN), for example, used it at least 36 times on Thursday. It’s sort of like inveighing against animal abuse and then bludgeoning dozens of dogs to death on air to prove your point.
[CtH: This reminds me of something I’ve noticed often in movie and t.v. outtakes. On Christian movie sets, there are no bleeped out (or non-bleeped out) cuss words when people mess up a line. On mainstream movie and t.v. sets, almost everybody seems to punctuate a goof with “f***” or “sh**.”]
Dems Think 800,000 Illegal Immigrants Are Worth Forcing Active Military To Go Without Pay
Congress has three days to strike a deal to keep the government funded through October. If members fail to come to an agreement by Jan. 19, all “non-essential” government employees and active U.S. Military personnel will be working with out pay (including troops currently deployed). Funding for agencies like federal museums or national parks will also be cut off.
Congressional Democrats are apparently content with allowing military and law enforcement personnel to go without pay to secure protections and benefits for illegal immigrants and members of their extended families.
Red-State Democrats Gamble
Importantly, three Democratic officials in states that went heavily for Trump in 2016 — Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill — were all absent. Sens. McCaskill and Manchin said they were not invited to the White House event.
Normally, the lawmakers who represent states that voted for the other party’s presidential nominee are the most bipartisan — even if it’s just to listen. Early on, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Sen. Donnelly hopped on a plane with Trump. But now that they’re in the heat of fundraising, they do not want any part of it.
Democrats Block 2018 Budget, Gain Another Month to Push Amnesty
Late Tuesday, the GOP gave up on 2018 budget talks and drafted a new temporary budget plan, dubbed a Continuing Resolution, which would keep the government open for another month until February 16. That date will mark almost five months after the 2018 budget was slated to begin October 1.
If the CR passes the House and Senate, the GOP and the Democrats will get another month to develop a 2018 budget while Democrats gain another month to wear down GOP and Trump opposition to their amnesty-plus plan.
Don’t fall for Operation Demoralize 2018
The key to Democrat victory in November 2018 is to keep Republican voters home.
WHEN THE DEMOCRATS FLIPPED A REPUBLICAN SEAT IN WISCONSIN LAST WEEK. THE DEMOCRAT TURNOUT WAS 35%… THE REPUBLICAN TURNOUT WAS 12%.
I would not be surprised to see that strategy used more generally against Trump supporting Republicans in the House. And it could be effective. Someone who normally would vote Republican but stays home is as good as a vote for Democrats.
So expect there to be a sustained effort to demoralize Republican voters, Trump supporters, and independents who are willing to vote Republican. That’s part of the reason Democrats and the media have shifted to round-the-clock accusations of racism against Trump. I have written about this phenomenon in the past. I call it Operation Demoralize.
Trump schools GOP Congress to play hardball
Instead of rolling over for Democrats and virtuously claiming they’ve “reached across the aisle,” as they always have done, Republicans are now playing hardball. They’ve maneuvered to put entitlements and swing state-sensitive tax cuts on the line as bargaining chips to avoid a government shutdown. In doing this, they have just laid out a plan to beat the Democrats at their own game.
Do Democrats really want to face the 18 million parents whose nine million children use the CHIP program to explain that all that could come to an end because of the Democratic Party’s higher priority of amnestying 800,000 DREAMers? Do they really want to face the New England voters in the medical device industry, which has been singled out for punitive Obamacare taxes, or explain themselves to all the union workers set to pay massive Obamacare “Cadillac” taxes just for the “privilege” of having good health care insurance?
Voters don’t actually want Oprah to run for president
“Oprah’s strong standing among Democrats does not translate to a clear interest in her launching a presidential campaign,” said Kyle Dropp, co-founder and chief research officer of Morning Consult. “While 77 percent of Democrats have a favorable opinion of Oprah, only 38 percent say she should run in 2020.”
The “Oprah 2020” rumors were sparked earlier this month following her emotional speech at the Globes, in which she touched upon the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements sweeping the nation recently.
Trump Honors Civil Rights Icon Barbara Jordan ‘Who Called for End to Chain Migration’
“As Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform—now called the Jordan Commission in her honor—she stood up to special interests determined to profit politically and financially from our broken immigration system. She remained steadfast in promoting common-sense reforms that would better protect the rights and needs of Americans,” the presidential message stated.
Trump also noted that Jordan “called for an end to chain migration, which has allowed millions upon millions of low-skilled foreign nationals to compete for opportunities and resources against our most vulnerable American citizens—many of whom come from African-American and Hispanic-American communities.”
94-Year-Old Bob Dole – Confined to a Wheelchair – Stands for National Anthem at White House
94 year-old war hero and former Senator Bob Dole was honored today at the White House. Dole was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his World War II service and decades of work in the House and Senate.
Grassley under fire for planning vote on 17 judicial nominees
Under Senate rules, nominees have to be approved by the full Senate in order to carry over into a new session of Congress.
But advocates are accusing Grassley of trying to avoid public scrutiny by slipping controversial candidates opposed by Democrats into an already stacked agenda.
Liberals Furious NHL Picked Trump-Supporter Kid Rock to Perform at All-Star Game
But, as Bucholtz revealed, a list of folks on Twitter were incensed that Rock was chosen to perform at the game; because the Detroit-based singer is a well-known supporter of President Donald Trump and a Republican booster. Kid Rock even briefly contemplated running for the U.S. Senate from Michigan.
But, liberal members of the media attacked the NHL on Twitter calling Kid Rock a “racist” and slamming the league for “going political” with the choice:
President Trump to Address March for Life
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced Wednesday afternoon President Trump will speak to the March for Life in Washington D.C. on Friday. He is the first sitting president to do so. He will address the crowd live through a video conference.
“Since his first day in office, President Trump has remained steadfast on his campaign promises to the pro-life cause and has actively worked to protect the unborn…We welcome our 45th President, Donald Trump, to the 45th annual March for Life,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini said in a statement.
A federal judge in Alabama has thrown out a lawsuit against the state’s voter ID law, finding that the law doesn’t prevent anyone from voting because “nearly the entire population of registered voters in Alabama already possess a photo ID that can be used for voting.”
For those who don’t, obtaining a qualifying ID can be done “with little to no effort and no cost.”
I REALIZE THESE POSTS ARE EXCRUCIATINGLY LONG… I CAN’T DO COMMENTS SINCE THEY’VE SWITCHED THE FORMAT.
DON’T HATE THE PLAYER… HATE THE GAME.
Or is it just because I live in a right-wing bubble that I see umpteen reports about appallingly bad behavior by Democrats for every one report about annoyingly unrighteous behavior by Republicans?
Here’s the latest one.
On Thursday Democrat NYC Councilmen Jumanne Williams and Ydannis Rodriguez were arrested for repeatedly blocking an ambulance holding a patient on the way to the hospital.
The Democrats were protesting against President Trump and ICE over an illegal alien activist being held for deportation.
Jumaane was actually proud of his lawlessness and theatrics that put other people’s lives in danger.
Been spending most of my days sleeping. Thought I’d clear some things out before I take another nap. Did I mention that retirement has its good points?
Brooklyn Assemblywoman Pamela Harris stole tens of thousands in Hurricane Sandy money for vacations, lingerie
As Coney Island neighbors and the rest of the city struggled with the massive 2012 devastation, Harris lined her pockets with cash meant to aid the hurricane’s newly homeless, a federal indictment charges.
Harris spent $10,000 on vacations, including a cruise ship getaway, and shopped at Victoria’s Secret with her dirty money, authorities charged Tuesday.
And she allegedly urged witnesses to lie to the FBI in a failed cover-up of her crimes.
Harris looted some $60,000 in state and federal funds in several scams, including Federal Emergency Management Agency money for “temporary housing assistance” after the hurricane, officials charged.
Harris, 57, is a former correction officer and previously served as head of a Coney Island non-profit. She was accused of stealing $34,000 in cash provided by the City Council to pay rent for her group.
NYC Mayor to sue “Big Oil” for causing Hurricane Sandy or something
Many people still foolishly blame things like lightning strikes, tornadoes, tsunamis and hurricanes on the random vagaries of fate or simply describe them as acts of God. But not the intrepid Mayor of New York City, who apparently also doubles as a sleuth in his spare time. He’s been investigating the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy for half a decade now, seeking out the cause of the storm. And now he’s cracked the case, determining that the lethal storm which wrecked large parts of the northeast was caused by a coalition of five energy companies. And by God, he’s suing them over it.
Report: Frustrated Trump asks senators, why are we letting people in from “sh*thole countries”?
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met yesterday.
And just an fyi, notice the source: a Democratic aide who wasn’t even in the meeting.
Three guesses that this gets pulled back or the real story comes out later. But in the meantime, they’ll spread the ‘source’ said story.
CNN Goes Off on a Sh*thole Sh*tstorm: Mentions “Sh*thole” at least 36 Times in One Night
On Thursday afternoon President Donald Trump asked a group of pro-amnesty senators why the US should welcome migrants from “sh*tholes” like Haiti, Central America or African nations.
It was a good question.
But Democrats, liberal media and global community were outraged that the president would use such an offensive term to describe the global community’s failed states.
The hosts and contributors on CNN went on a sh*thole sh*tstorm last night. The word “sh*thole” was mentioned at least 36 times on CNN on Thursday
RINO Jeff Flake Announces ‘Gang of 6’ Have Reached a DACA Amnesty Agreement
Flake is an anti-Trump pro-amnesty Republican. He is not running for reelection this year in Arizona.
WHY IS HE STILL HERE?
The Gang of Six includes Republicans Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake, Corey Gardner, and Democrats Dick Durbin, Michael Bennet, and Robert Menendez. The three Republicans also are top anti-Trumpers.
Democratic Congresswomen Will Wear Black at Trump’s State of the Union to Protest Sexual Assualt
IF THEY WORE HIJABS OVER THEIR HEADS IT WOULD BE FINE WITH ME
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), along with the Democratic Women’s Working Group, is calling on the men and women in Congress to wear black to President Trump’s upcoming State of the Union address in solidarity with the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements against sexual harassment.
[CtH: I’d be more impressed if they wore black to protest all the lives that have been damaged and destroyed by perps forcing abortions on their victims to cover up sex crimes.]
Dems Admit They Need Illegals For Their Votes
Leaked memo reveals they are fighting to make the DREAMer nightmare permanent.
Republicans may not be angels but they have never wielded compassion as a cudgel the way Democrats do. But this memo ought to end Democrats’ phony compassion shtick for all time. Power is the only thing that matters to them. They don’t care about America or Americans. They care only about winning. Honest observers have known this for years.
What did Democrats actually do this time to help solidify their image as the party of power over principle?
Democrats can’t win elections without cheating. They pushed the 1993 Motor-Voter law to make voter fraud easy to commit and difficult to prosecute. They oppose voter ID laws tooth-and-nail for the same reason. They changed immigration laws a long time ago so they could change the electorate by importing new voters.
Pelosi: Dems Will Use MLK Day to Organize ‘Teach-Ins’ on GOP ‘Tax Scam’
THIS IS THE ONE DAY A YEAR THESE HYPOCRITICAL PRICKS USE DR. KING TO SUCK UP TO THEIR IGNORANT STEEPLE. THE REST OF THE YEAR EVERYTHING THEY DO IS 180 DEGREES OUT OF PHASE WITH EVERYTHING HE STOOD FOR.
Don Lemon: Trump Is a Racist
[CtH: Except for the part where he isn’t. And, oh by the way, blacks and Hispanics currently have the lowest unemployment in recorded history … though, I suppose in Nancy Pelosi’s scrambled noggin, is proof positive that Trump is racist.]
Nancy Pelosi Scoffs At ‘Crumb’ Bonuses By U.S. Companies As A Result Of Tax Cuts
“In terms of the bonus that corporate America received versus the crumbs that they are giving workers to kind of put the schmooze on is so pathetic. It’s so pathetic,” the California Democrat said.
THEY MAY BE “CRUMBS TO A MULTI MILLIONAIRE, BUT A FEW THOUSAND DOLLARS TO HELP MAKE ENDS MEET IS NOT INSIGNIFICANT TO WORKING PEOPLE.
[CtH: I still remember when Michelle Obama sneered at Bush’s $600 tax rebates saying, “What can you do with $600? You buy one pair of earrings and it’s gone.”]
Jay Leno: Late-Night TV Turned Into ‘Depressing,’ ‘In Your Face’ Trump-Bashing
Former late-night icon Jay Leno says today’s crop of late-night television personalities have turned the formerly escapist form of entertainment into a constant, “depressing” drumbeat of criticism against President Donald Trump.
Report: Over 300 Labor Union Offices Have Embezzled Money Across The Country
The Detroit Free Press obtained documents from the Department of Labor that in the past two years, over 300 labor union chapters have detected fraud. Two cases with the United Auto Workers Union in Michigan and New Jersey had embezzling episodes that soared over $1 million. The Free Press added that at times, some people who have been tasked with looking after the books were simply not qualified for the job, some cases they were headed up by people who couldn’t balance their own checkbook.