Category Archives: Rex Tillerson

Kim’s Deadly Gamble

No one would deliberately provoke a world power and risk total annihilation unless they were completely detached from reality. Such seems to be the case with Kim Jong Un, who must think that Donald Trump is the same kind of gutless blowhard that Obama, Clinton, and Carter were. He has stated he plans to launch missiles to land in the waters near Guam as early as mid-month. Maybe he considers China as his bodyguard from American might, or else his “advisers” tell him what he wants to hear, rather than the truth, at the very real risk of being shot.

North Korea details Guam strike plan and calls Trump warning ‘nonsense’

Pyongyang says it will launch four missiles into waters ‘30-40km’ off US territory in clear attempt to goad the US president
North Korea has defied threats of “fire and fury” from Donald Trump, deriding his warning as a “load of nonsense” and announcing a detailed plan to launch missiles aimed at the waters off the coast of the US Pacific territory of Guam.

General Kim Rak Gyom, the head of the country’s strategic forces, declared: “Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him”.

APPARENTLY THEY’VE BEEN LISTENING TO CNN.

[CtH: Or maybe he’s trying to tell POTUS how to deal with the murderous dictator he’s forced to work under.]

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/10/north-korea-details-guam-strike-trump-load-of-nonsense

NBC Slam: Trump and N.K. Sound Like ‘a School Yard Squabble’

If the stakes weren’t so potentially grave, it might otherwise sound like a school yard squabble,” quipped Anchor Lester Holt as he came on the air. “The war of words escalating tonight between the United States and North Korea over nothing less than nuclear weapons.”

Earlier in the day, Secretary of Defense James Mattis told North Korea to cease any actions that would endanger the U.S. or its allies or face “the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.”

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2017/08/09/

Mattis Warns North Korea of ‘The End of Its Regime and the Destruction of Its People’
Wednesday, Defense Secretary James Mattis used dramatic language when warning North Korea, insisting that they face utter devastation if they do not end their pursuit of nuclear weaponry.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/08/mattis-warns-north-korea-end-regime-destruction-people/

NoKo BETTER REALIZE THEY’RE NOT DEALING WITH DEMOCRAT BULLSHIT FLINGERS NOW.  THESE PEOPLE KILL AS PART OF THEIR JOB.

Clinton deal in 1994 with North Korea was supposed to freeze Pyongyang’s nuclear program in return for fuel and efforts towards normalized political and economic relations. Here’s Clinton getting taken to the cleaners by Kim Jong-Il, who later violated the framework and started developing nuclear weapons at secret sites.

Before I take your questions, I’d like to say just a word about the framework with North Korea that Ambassador Gallucci signed this morning. This is a good deal for the United States,” Clinton said at the press conference.

“North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected. The entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons”

Obama administration knew about North Korea’s miniaturized nukes

Obama officials tried to downplay the DIA assessment to prevent it from being used to force the president to employ a more assertive North Korea policy.

It was clear what Obama officials were doing in 2013. The DIA report represented inconvenient facts that threatened President Obama’s North Korea “strategic patience” policy — a policy to do nothing about North Korea and kick this problem down the road to the next president.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/08/09/obama-administration-knew-about-north-koreas-miniaturized-nukes.html

Tillerson: Trump Spoke to North Korea ‘in a Language That Kim Jong Un Can Understand’

“North Korea’s rhetoric has just ratcheted up louder and louder and more threatening, so I think the president – what the president is doing is sending a strong message to North Korea in language that Kim Jong-Un can understand, because he doesn’t seem to understand diplomatic language,” he said.

“I think the president just wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime on the U.S. unquestionable ability to defend itself, will defend itself and its allies, and I think it was important that he deliver that message to avoid any miscalculation on their part,” Tillerson added.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/tillerson-trump-spoke-north-korea-language-kim-jong-un-can-understand

Architect of North Korea And Iran Deals Says NK Deal Worked… Seconds Later Admits It Failed…

Wendy Sherman helped craft the North Korean deal when she was in the Clinton administration, she then became the chief negotiator on the Iran deal for Obama.

Guam Governor: ‘I Want’ A President Who Will Retaliate

As far as I’m concerned, as an American citizen, I want a president that says that if any nation such as North Korea attacks Guam … that they will be met with hell and fury,” Calvo declared.  This is American sovereign soil. … There are over 200,000 American citizens,” Calvo said, noting his island’s geographic proximity to North Korea.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/09/guam-governor-i-want-a-president-who-will-retaliate-video/

CNN Broadcasts from Hawaiian Bunker, Prepares People for Nuclear War

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Memorial Day Remembrances

A lot of people today will be wishing each other “Happy Memorial Day.” The purpose of the day is not to be happy. It is for reflection and gratitude for those who gave all they had so we can enjoy all we have. Somewhere down the line that meaning became buried in cookouts and used car sales. So few of us take the time to visit the grave of a loved one who was a veteran or consider how selfless these amazing people were.


Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful “Happy Memorial Day!” from oblivious well-wishers.

The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered it a work weekend. Jaslow will be at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to take part in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. She’ll then visit Section 60, the final resting place of many service members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“You can see it in people’s faces that they’re a little horrified that they forget this is what the day’s about,” said Jaslow, 34, who wears a bracelet bearing the name of a fallen comrade. “Culturally, we’ve kind of lost sight of what the day’s supposed to mean.”

While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer — think beaches and backyard barbecues, mattress sales and sporting events — some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday that honors more than 1 million people who died serving their country would command more respect.

“There are a lot of things working against this particular holiday,” said Brian Duffy, commander in chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

“It hurts,” Duffy said. For combat veterans and Gold Star families especially, “it hurts that, as a society, we don’t truly understand and appreciate what the true meaning of Memorial Day is.”

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/to-many-americans-memorial-day-has-lost-its-meaning/ar-BBBBezr?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=UE12DHP

Memorial Day in a Divided Nation

It is important to honor our wartime dead. But Memorial Day has a powerful meaning that we have forgotten. It was the holiday that reunited our country after the Civil War. It began when Americans, from the North and the South, entered the cold gray stone fields of the dead, and decorated the graves of the fallen from the Grand Army of the Republic and the Confederacy with freshly cut flowers.

They followed no presidential order. They acted under no regulation. Instead the mothers and wives of men who would return home no more brought flowers to the graves of their fallen sons and husbands, and to the resting places of the young American men who might have slain them, who had been the enemy, but who still deserved honor and respect.

Those women, of the North and the South, brought America together.

Today a new breed of leftists gleefully tears down Confederate memorials. And it will not end with flags and statues. They will not be satisfied until the cemeteries that were once decorated have been desecrated. It is ominously fitting that the event which marked the end of one civil war now arrives to foreshadow the beginning of another war between brothers

Like the American Revolution, the aftermath of the Civil War was indeed a unique achievement. It is now vanishing before our eyes. And Memorial Day has become a sad reminder of its diminution.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266838/memorial-day-divided-nation-daniel-greenfield

CONSIDER, IF YOU WILL, OUR LAST TWO SECRETARIES OF STATE: ONE WAS A GREEDY, POWER-OBSESSED SOULLESS CREATURE WHO IS COMPLETELY CORRUPT TO THE CORE. THE OTHER MADE A COMPLETE SHAM OF THE WAR IN VIETNAM “BECAUSE IT WOULD LOOK GOOD ON HIS POLITICAL RESUME.” HE THEN CAME BACK AND COMMITTED ACTS OF TREASON TO BETRAY THOSE WHO FOUGHT BRAVELY, THINKING OF NOTHING BUT HIS OWN PERSONAL AGGRANDIZEMENT.

NOW COMES A REAL COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF WHO IS WORTHY OF THOSE WHO SERVE.
HIS SECRETARY OF STATE JOINED THE THOUSANDS OF BIKE-RIDING PATRIOTS WHO ROARED THROUGH WASHINGTON KNOWN AS ‘ROLLING THUNDER.’

Trump Recognizes Those Who Gave All On Memorial Day, Will Be At Arlington

Tribute for Memorial Day (Impossible Dream)

STAFF SERGEANT RECKLESS WAS AN AMAZING ANIMAL
This is the story of Sgt. Reckless – a Mongolian mare purchased by a Marine Corps lieutenant for $250 during the Korean War.

One of Reckless’ finest hours came during the Battle of Outpost Vegas in March of 1953. During this five-day battle, 28 tons of bombs and hundreds of the largest shells turned the crest of Vegas into a smoking, death-pocked rubble. And Reckless was in the middle of all of it.

On one day alone she made 51 trips from the Ammunition Supply Point to the firing sites, 95% of the time by herself. She carried almost five tons, walked over 35 miles through open rice paddies and up steep mountains with enemy fire coming in at the rate of 500 rounds per minute. And as she so often did, she would carry wounded Marines down the mountain to safety, unload them, get reloaded with ammo, and off she would go back up to the guns. She also provided a shield for several Marines who were trapped trying to make their way up to the front line. Wounded twice, she didn’t let that stop or slow her down.

THIS NOW STANDS AT CAMP PENDLETON:
Sgt Reckless Memorial Unveiled

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Sunday Musings

Just a few things to mull over in the middle of a long weekend.

Trump’s first foreign trip was a huge success

He was clear, concise and disciplined. Those were the key ingredients that created a striking success for President Trump in his first foreign trip.

If he can bottle that recipe and start each day in the Oval Office with a big gulp of it, his presidency gets a renewed chance to live up to its promises.
One priceless moment came as he stood in the $1.4 billion new NATO building in Brussels and referred to American taxpayers running out of patience with the alliance’s deadbeats. The incident no doubt cheered his supporters at home as much as it rankled the European elites, most of whom regard taxpayers as suitable only for fleecing, especially when they are American.

But now Trump comes home to the swamp, and the test of whether he can drain it before it swallows him. In some ways, he took the swamp with him.
http://nypost.com/2017/05/27/trumps-first-foreign-trip-was-a-huge-success/

THESE KIDS MUST HAVE BEEN THRILLED

New York Democratic Activist Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
One child was only 6 MONTHS OLD
The NYPD Computer Crimes division began an investigation in March and Schwartz surrendered his computer. The detectives “found more than 3,000 images and 89 videos depicting girls as young as 6 months old performing sex acts on adult men.”

THIS PIECE OF FILTH WORKED FOR MAYOR COMMIEPINKOFAG

WHO THE HELL ARE THESE “MOTHERS” WHO OFFER 6 MONTH OLD BABIES FOR ABUSE???
CRACK WHORES WHO WILL SELL THEIR KIDS FOR A FEW ROCKS TO GET HIGH AND COLLECT THE TAX CREDIT ON.

Schwartz was charged with two felonies, promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing a sexual performance by a child under 16.
He was released on $7,500 bail.
$7500? ARE YOU KIDDING ME????
But now, Democrat groups are scrubbing his pictures from their sites while Democrats on Twitter are doing the same.
Hi @sarahaudelo, why did you delete the picture of Clinton manager @RobbyMook and child pornographer Jacob Schwartz?
Schwartz’s father — labor lawyer and Democratic insider Arthur Schwartz — called his son’s case “a personal tragedy.”

“I understand these are serious charges,” said the elder Schwartz, who watched his son get arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday night.

“He’s already in therapy for this.”
Ever notice how lefties don’t commit crimes, they have “personal tragedies,” and they should be able to do therapy instead of jail time?
http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/05/new-york-democratic-activist-arrested-on-child-pornography-charges/

Judge Lets Clinton Off Hook, Tosses Lawsuit Filed By Benghazi Families THE LEFT HAS AN ARMY OF ‘PROGRESSIVE’ JUDGES TO SAVE THEIR ASSES
“The untimely death of plaintiffs’ sons is tragic, and the Court does not mean to minimize the unspeakable loss that plaintiffs have suffered in any way,” U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington wrote in a 29-page opinion released Friday. But Berman said legal standards required the case to be dismissed.

Hillary’s friends say she’s seething with rage & haunted by losing to someone she considers a soulless manipulator.


I GUESS THIS JUDGE WANTED TO STAY ALIVE
http://nypost.com/2017/05/28/clinton-is-off-the-hook-in-lawsuit-filed-by-benghazi-families/

Federal Prosecutor Investigating Fraud Found Dead in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s District
A federal prosecutor’s body was discovered on a Hollywood, Florida beach with potential head trauma.

Brandon J. Whisenant, Jr.’s body was found Wednesday by a random individual. The police are attempting to determine if Whisenant’s death was a “homicide, suicide, or something else.”

UH, HE HIT HIMSELF ON THE BACK OF THE HEAD THEN STABBED HIMSELF IN THE BACK 4 TIMES. YEAH, THAT’S THE TICKET.
These people who are close to exposing these corrupt democRATs are being murdered. Come on Jeff Sessions turn up the heat. This guy is a DOJ. Attorney.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/federal-prosecutor-investigating-fraud-found-dead-debbie-wasserman-schultzs-district/

Rex Tillerson Declines to Host Ramadan Celebration at State Department

THE CHRISTIANS ARE BACK IN CHARGE. MUCK THOSE FUSLIMS
“We are still exploring possible options for the observance of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. U.S. ambassadors are encouraged to celebrate Ramadan through a variety of activities, which are held annually at missions around the world,” the spokesperson said.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/26/rex-tillerson-declines-to-host-ramadan-celebration-at-state-department/

Nearly Half of Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s First Quarter Campaign Expenditures Went to Wife
Gutierrez has paid his wife $385,000 from his campaign funds since 2010

OF COURSE HE’S CORRUPT! IF YOU CAN’T STEAL FROM THE TAXPAYERS TO ENRICH YOUR OWN FAMILY WHAT’S THE POINT??
Soraida Gutierrez, Rep. Gutierrez’s wife, who was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009, has been on the payroll of Gutierrez for Congress, the congressman’s campaign committee, since 2010. She has been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars since first appearing on the payroll.

Soraida was paid $6,000 from Gutierrez for Congress on Feb. 6 for acting as the campaign’s treasurer and for management and fundraising services. On Feb. 28, another $6,000 was paid to the congressman’s wife.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/nearly-half-dem-rep-luis-gutierrezs-first-quarter-campaign-expenditures-went-wife/

BEAST MODE: Mattis Gives Quote Of The Year When Asked What Keeps Him Awake At Night
THERE’S A REASON THEY CALL HIM “MAD DOG”

President Trump Shuns Press Conference, Celebrates Successful Foreign Trip With American TroopsTHAT MUST HAVE PISSED OFF THE MEDIA WHORES WHO WERE DYING TO TEAR INTO HIM
President Donald Trump ignored the custom of holding a press conference to conclude his trip abroad, choosing, instead, to celebrate his successful trip with a speech to the troops.
Trump indicated that his biggest goal of the trip was to rally the world against radical Islamic terrorism.

“We traveled the world to form a partnership among nations devoted to the tasks of eradicating terrorism that plagues our planet,” he said.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/27/trump-shuns-press-conference-celebrates-successful-foreign-trip-american-troops/

Merkel Says Europe Can No Longer Rely On US, UK
YOUR COUNTRY IS 0-2 MESSING WITH US.
YOU CONFUSE US WITH SOMEBODY WHO CARES.
“The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” Merkel said at a campaign rally in Munich. “We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands.”
WOW, THERE’S A NOVEL IDEA.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/28/merkel-says-europe-can-no-longer-rely-on-us-uk/

Trump Admin to Block Cities from Providing Sanctuary for Illegal Aliens

Otherwise known as following the law.

Up to now, local police departments have been banning its officers from getting specific information about a suspect’s immigration status and then releasing potential law breakers back on the streets before federal immigration has a chance to look over their files.

One opponent of the budget is San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera who represents a sanctuary city. He complains the proposal is unconstitutional.

“Once again, this administration has demonstrated why they can’t be trusted,” Herrera said. “They are trying to sneak major changes in the law through the back door because they cannot get them through the front. These proposed changes would fly in the face of the Constitution.”

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/trump-admin-block-cities-providing-sanctuary-illegal-aliens

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Mrs. Greenspan Gets Her Comeuppance

Look up the class picture for Media Hack High School, Class of 1954, there is the lovely Mrs. Alan Greenspan, née Andrea Mitchell. Rude, partisan, pushy, obnoxious, and a political idolator. And those are her GOOD points. Apparently being a media shill for the democrat party doesn’t pay that well, because she had to marry former Fed chairman, Alan Greenspan, a walking corpse who is so old he owes Jesus three bucks, for some financial security. Having to spoon feed him his oatmeal and change his Depends is the price she pays. She works hard for the money. Her reputation as a media whore is well-earned.

As is her wont, she tried to intrude in the meeting Secretary Tillerson had with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and shout questions at the Secretary. The Russians don’t tolerate that, since the only news organization is state-run. Lavrov found her as annoying as the rest of us do and scolded her as a child.

‘Who brought you up?’ The moment Russia’s foreign minister appeared to SCOLD NBC’s Andrea Mitchell for her manners after she asked a question before press conference started
NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell appeared to be scolded for her ‘manners’ by Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
Exchange happened during a press conference in Mosco for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s meeting with Lavrov
Before anyone could sit down at the table at start of presser, Mitchell can be heard shouting two questions at Tillerson
Lavrov quickly interjected and said: ‘Who was bringing you up? Who was giving you your manners, you know?’
Incident comes after Mitchell was escorted out of a press conference on March 7 between Tillerson and the foreign minister for Ukraine for how she behaved
Mitchell later said she was not scolded and that it was instead her colleague Carol Morello of the Washington Post


This is also not her first incident with Tillerson (above left on Wednesday next to Lavrov), as a little over a month ago the veteran journalist was kicked out of a State Department press conference for repeatedly shouting questions at Tillerson.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4407380/Russia-s-Foreign-Minister-scolds-NBC-s-Andrea-Mitchell.html#ixzz4eEzPf100

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell Ejected From State Dept. Room Asking Tillerson About Russia, China, Ukraine
NBC’s Andrea Mitchell was not allowed to ask questions during a photo-op with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin before a meeting on the seventh floor of the State Department. She asked several questions anyway and was asked to leave the room.

She asked Tillerson about threats from China and Russia’s relationship with Ukraine and was met with silence.

To Klimkin she asked: “Are you sure that the Trump administration will be strong against Vladimir Putin? Can you assure us that Russia will not be able to move forward in Ukraine?”
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/03/07/nbcs_andrea_mitchell_ejected_from_room_asking_tillerson_about_russia_china_ukraine.html

Andrea Mitchell Hilariously Claims She’s Not a Clinton Hack; ‘That Isn’t My Reputation!’
In another gooey interview released on Monday, MSNBC host and NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell hilariously told Politico Magazine columnist and friend Susan Glasser that she was not a Hillary Clinton hack or a liberal journalist because “that isn’t my reputation” and claimed the Clinton campaign press “harass[ed] her…all summer long about the private server.”

The 49-minute fawning podcast was a pure spectacle and conversations no different than what you’d find inside the Democratic National Committee. Espousing a holier than thou aurora and painting a doomsday, totalitarian view of Trump, Glasser swooned over how “Mitchell seems to love it” in taking on Trump.
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2017/04/10/andrea-mitchell-hilariously-claims-shes-not-clinton-hack-isnt-my

Hillary Gushes Over NBC’s Andrea Mitchell at Impromptu Presser
‘I love you Andrea, you’re indefatigable — you’re my kind of woman’
It’s no wonder Mitchell is Clinton’s kind of woman. The cozy relationship between Clinton and Mitchell is emblematic of the extent to which the mainstream media acts as a sort of collective Pravda for the Democratic Party.
http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/hillary-gushes-nbcs-andrea-mitchell-impromptu-presser/

Santelli Calls Out Andrea Mitchell: ‘On Election Night, I Never Saw You So Unhappy’
On Meet the Press, reacting to reports that the Russians were happy on Election Night because Trump won, Santelli said to Andre Mitchell: “On Election Night, I never saw you so unhappy. You pick sides. Everybody picks sides.” An indignant Mitchell, protecting her [illusory] reputation for objectivity, shot back: “That’s not true, Rick. That’s just not true.” Sure, Andrea.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/01/santelli-calls-out-andrea-mitchell-on-election-night-i-never-saw-you-so-unhappy/

The sad part is that these people are so lost in their liberal ideology they cannot understand what fools they make of themselves. No conscience, no morals, no soul.

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Why bother indeed

DOG did it

From Mary Chastain at Legal Insurrection:

The MSM sucks so bad. I mean HORRIBLE. In prepared remarks to border agents, Sessions called cartels and criminals filth. It’s PLAIN AS DAY.

“But no, they immediately see filth and assume he means immigrants in general. Today that same media had to eat crow and admit their mistake. Well, only one basically did and of course, his apology didn’t receive 1/10 the attention his accusation received.

“Then the journalists whined and moaned when Tillerson ditched his press pool when he met with Putin. SEE MY ABOVE COMMENT. Again, if the MSM did their damn job they wouldn’t run into this problem.

“Then everyone complains about transparency. The administration cannot be transparent if the MSM distorts and twists everything that comes out of their mouths. Give me a break.

“I have NO problem with Tillerson ditching the press pool. They won’t do their job properly anyway so why bother?

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The LOOK on her FACE!! LOLOL

2017_03 07 Andrea Mitchell looks mad

In her report, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell cast her failure to get Secretary of State Tillerson to answer her questions as some kind of sign that the Trump State Department is going to be Deep, Dark, and Secretive.

Oh noes!

What actually happened was that Andrea Mitchell behaved rudely, shouting out questions during a photo spray, then got mad when she was appropriately hustled out the door.

A photo spray is a press pool opportunity to snap pictures, often before or after a closed press meeting, so that news outlets will have a graphic for their story. There are no questions allowed.

In this case, the meeting was between Secretary of State Tillerson and the Foreign Minister of Ukraine.

Mitchell not only shouted questions out of turn, but the questions she asked had nothing to do with the Ukraine.

Tillerson was right to ignore her.

Sources:

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Be Careful What You Wish For

One thing is clear. If the miserable slug from Nevada had not undone the filibuster in his zeal to get rafts of Obama judicial nominees, President Trump would not have a single cabinet member confirmed. Not a one.

  • Education Secretary: Betsy DeVos confirmed on a voted 51-50.
  • Attorney General: Jeff Sessions confirmed 52-47.
  • HHS Secretary: Tom Price confirmed 52-47.

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the injunction against the travel ban was upheld by the ninth circuit by a margin of 3-0.

Sessions had not yet been confirmed and the lawyers from the Justice Department who argued the case were holdovers from the Obama regime, so there was no real motivation to put much effort in their argument.

It is paramount that the Republicans get Neil Gorsuch confirmed to SCOTUS before the case is heard there. With a 4-4 split, if Kennedy sides with the originalists in deciding such action is within the purview of presidential power, the lower court ruling would stand. It will eventually be reinstated, but the when is unknown.

Dianne Feinstein Regrets Filibuster Reform as Senate Confirms More Trump Cabinet Picks
The Senate confirmed Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State with 56 votes; Jeff Sessions as Attorney General with 52 votes; and Betsy DeVos, who barely reached a majority of 51 votes without Vice President Mike Pence’s deciding vote to confirm her as Secretary of Education.

“As we look back, it may well have been better to not have changed the rules.”

Some Democrats remain unapologetic about the decision, however. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told IJR he maintains that filibuster reform was essential:

“At the time I thought, ‘I might serve here with a Republican president and I might serve here when there’s a Republican majority.’  We were in a situation where positions that were really important were going vacant for years at a time.”

9th Circuit Refuses to Reinstate Immigration Pause; ‘We Beat You,’ Gov. Tells Trump
Moments after the ruling, Trump tweeted, “SEE YOU IN COURT,” adding that “THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”

In response, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat who leads one of the states that challenged the ban, said: “Mr. President, we just saw you in court, and we beat you.”

The court battle is far from over. An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court seems likely. That could put the decision in the hands of a divided court that has a vacancy.

Trump’s nominee, Neil Gorsuch, is unlikely to be confirmed in time to take part in any consideration of the ban, which was set to expire in 90 days unless it is changed.

Schumer: ‘We Think We Have Done a Real Service to America’ by Vilifying Trump’s Nominees
Senate Democrats flew a restaurant worker all the way from Los Angeles to Washington on Thursday, to help them portray President Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary not only as “unqualified,” but also as someone who steals money from workers; looks the other way when workers are sexually harassed; forces people to work for free; punishes them for calling in sick; and fights against raising the minimum wage.

“Puzder called us the worst of the worst and the bottom of the pool. I work myself to the bone just to survive. Why would we want someone who think so little of workers in charge of policies that could impact all of us?” the allegedly victimized woman asked.

On Thursday, Schumer told the same news conference, “It’s disgraceful to put ‘secretary of labor’ and ‘Puzder’ in the same sentence, given his views.”

Schumer said Democrats hope they can force the withdrawal of Puzder’s nomination, but even if they can’t, it’s all about laying the groundwork to stymie the Trump administration:

While You Were Sleeping, Tom Price Was Confirmed As Health And Human Services Secretary
When Jeff Sessions was confirmed to be the 84th Attorney General of the United States Wednesday night, a vote was held to move Rep. Tom Price’s (R-GA) Health and Human Services nomination forward for a final vote.  Around 2:15 A.M this morning Price was confirmed in a 52-47 vote.

Hillary Clinton Gloats Over 9th Circuit Ruling Against Trump: “3-0″

Kellyanne Conway Tweets Back
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Liberal Ninth Circuit Court Is Overturned in Recent Years 80% of Time

The Ninth Circuit Court ruled against President Trump and continued to block his travel ban on Thursday.  The Ninth Circuit is the most liberal court in the country — and is the most reversed court in the country.

2010, perhaps seeking to reclaim its position at the top of the heap, the Ninth Circuit was reversed a startling 19 times (79 percent), three times as many reversals as most circuits had cases before the Supreme Court. The same pattern continued in the 2011 (71 percent) and 2012 terms (86 percent), when the Ninth Circuit was reversed more than twice as many times as most circuits had cases before the Court.

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Filed under Betsy DeVos, Charles Schumer, Democrats, Dianne Feinstein, Donald Trump, HHS, Hillary Clinton, Immigration, Jeff Sessions, Kellyanne Conway, Neil Gorsuch, Rex Tillerson, Tom Price, U.S. Senate

The Confirmation Follies

There’s so much going on it feels like I just flushed a coven of quail and don’t know which one to shoot at.

Moonbat Interrupts Tillerson Confirmation Hearing: “Rex Tillerson, I Reject You. I Reject You. My Home Was Destroyed By Hurricane Sandy”
Apparently Tillerson has access to the government’s super secret weather machine and used it to make Hurricane Sandy.

Code Pink Removed From Tillerson Hearing Before It Begins

IF YOU HAVE AN ERECTION LASTING MORE THAN 4 HOURS, IMAGINE MAKING LOVE TO MEDEA BENJAMIN. YOU SHOULD DEFLATE FASTER THAN A BALLOON WITH A HOLE IN IT.

Cory Booker Lays Groundwork for 2020 Run at Jeff Sessions Hearings
There may as well have been a banner hanging in the grand marble meeting room that housed Jeff Sessions’ hearings for attorney general: Booker 2020.
But Booker, swarmed by far more cameras than any other witness of the day when he entered the room, used the afternoon to take a splashy stand and lay groundwork for a potential 2020 presidential run.

Senate Showdown: The Real Reason Cory Booker Testified Against Jeff Sessions
“Sen. Cory Booker will use his testimony to cement support among the Democratic activist/populist wings of the party as he considers a 2020 presidential run,” Schweitzer, who has helped confirm over 20 nominees at the Senate, said.

Senator Who Attacked Jeff Sessions Caught in BOMBSHELL Scandal
FIND A DEMOCRAT THAT DOESN’T TAKE KICKBACKS. JUST TRY IT.
Senator Cory Booker is embroiled in a Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) scandal involving allegations of massive kickbacks, Politico reports. Yesterday, Donald Bernard Sr., who was the senior projects manager at the company that ran Newark’s water infrastructure under the direction of then-mayor of Newark, New Jersey Cory Booker, pled guilty in federal court to accepting nearly $1 million in bribes from contractors.

Cory Booker Has No Idea What The Hell An Attorney General Does
Rex Tillerson Fends Off Little Marco Rubio at Confirmation Hearing – January 11, 2017

THE LITTLE PRICK CALLED TRUMP ‘UNFIT TO LEAD,’ THEN A MONTH LATER HE ENDORSED HIM.

Louisiana Rep Says Being Made to Wait to Testify Last At Sessions Hearings Is Like Being on ‘Back of the Bus’
AN ASPIRING RACE HUSTLER WHO IS A COUPLE I.Q. POINTS HIGHER THAN THE PEOPLE WHO BLINDLY VOTE FOR HIM BECAUSE HE BE BLACK…KINDA LIKE THEM

Sen. Tim Scott Obliterates Twitter Troll Who Called Him A “House N***a” With One Perfect Word

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) picked up a nasty troll.
However, Scott’s one word response was perfect!
Tillerson Pledges Support for Israel

“Israel is, has always been, and remains our most important ally in the region,” Tillerson said. “They’re important to our national security.”

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