Oldest daughter had to work at the hospital yesterday, so her family is coming over this afternoon for pizza and to exchange gifts. Big Sis works at a restaurant and has to work at 5:00. She needs to put gas in her car and pay for insurance. Her parents make them work for what they want. RJ detassels corn and puts it in a savings account that he can’t withdraw from without mom’s signature. I’m so proud that our kids are raising our grandchildren with a sense of responsibility and respect. I think that’s the greatest gift they could ever give me. Maybe we did something right.
[CtH: IKWYM, Pete. One of my greatest joys this Christmas was watching two of my three girls parent. They’re such EXCELLENT MOMS!]
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Terror of the skies since 1995
The Democrat has developed a reputation for making life hell for any clerk, stewardess, or pilot unwilling or unable to make her three-and-a-half-hour flight anything less than glamorous. She takes advantage of federal travel perks to book multiple flights (only to cancel at the last minute and at no charge). She demands an upgrade to premier seats. She expects, in her words, “to be treated like a queen.”
Sometimes it gets ugly. For instance, when one peasant of a flight attendant failed to serve the food Jackson Lee requested, the congresswoman went wild. “Don’t you know who I am?” she reportedly shrieked. “I’m Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Where is my seafood meal? I know it was ordered!”
[CtH: I can’t stand it when someone says, “Don’t you know who I am?” ::gagme::]
Rep. Jackson Lee suspects she was accused in United incident because she’s ‘an African American woman’
“Since this was not any fault of mine, the way the individual continued to act appeared to be, upon reflection, because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target along with the African American flight attendant who was very, very nice,” she said.
“This saddens me, especially at this time of year given all of the things we have to work on to help people.”
A United Airlines representative told NBC News that Jackson Lee was not given preferential treatment because she is a member of Congress.
[CtH: More likely, she got preferential treatment because she’s a flaming nut job who would make United life hell otherwise. As for being mad about having someone swipe your reservation … puh-leeze! Like it would MATTER what color that person was?! I’m so SICK of Jackson Lee and the rest of her race-baiting cronies in the D party!]
Pelosi Hits Back at ‘Trump Administration’s Cruel Attacks on Our Brave Transgender Servicemembers’
IF THEY RUN OUT OF AMMUNITION THEY CAN ALWAYS HIT THE ENEMY WITH THEIR MAKEUP BAGS.
“The Trump Administration’s cruel attacks against our brave transgender servicemembers is a misguided decision fueled by prejudice, not the interests of national security,” Pelosi said. “The White House’s hateful agenda serves only to weaken our military and the nation it defends.”
[CtH: IOW, we should just IGNORE the hundreds of days and tens of thousands of dollars their SURGERIES make them useless to the military? Nancy, I still haven’t forgotten that you voted for waterboarding then bitched about how Bush was a filthy torturer.]
Paul Krugman: “Make Pink Pussy Hats Symbol of Delivery from Evil”
without commentary with CtH’s couldn’t resist 2 cents, are more of Krugman’s Greatest Hits of today:
- Trump has been every bit as horrible as one might have expected.
- Only if by “one”, you mean “Trump Deranged.”
- Utterly unfit for office, morally and intellectually.
- At least he knows how to give credit and pronounce corpsman.
- The Republican Party [is] composed entirely of cynical apparatchiks, willing to sell out every principle — and every shred of their own dignity — as long as their donors get big tax cuts.
- Not at ALL like the Democrat Party’s load of felons, thieves, and sex offenders.
- Conservative media have given up even the pretense of doing real reporting, and become blatant organs of ruling-party propaganda.
- The U.S. may yet become another Turkey or Hungary — a state that preserves the forms of democracy but has become an authoritarian regime in practice.
- Because Congress passed laws you didn’t like?
- America as we know it is still in mortal danger.
- Damn that booming economy!
- Trump . . . is clearly a dictator wannabe.
- Because he signed those laws you didn’t like?
- Growing evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.
- Only if by “growing”, you mean “still no.”
- The G.O.P. seems to be irretrievably corrupt.
- Not at ALL like the Democrat Party …
THEY DON’T CALL HIM THE MANIC FERRET FOR NOTHING!
CBO: At Least 4.5M Anchor Babies in U.S.
THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA ARE THE ONLY COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD THAT ALLOW BABIES BORN THERE FULL CITIZENSHIP. THE SOLE REASON IS THAT DEMOCRATS NEED MORE PEOPLE UNDER THEIR CONTROL. THIS MUST STOP.
According to the CBO, there are 4.5 million anchor babies in the U.S. under the age of 18-years-old. This estimate does not include the potentially millions of anchor babies who are older than 18-years-old.
Should President Trump’s administration not enact major reforms to end illegal immigration — including constructing a border wall and ending birthright citizenship — the CBO estimates that at least another 600,000 anchor babies will be born to illegal alien parents in the next 10 years.
Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) once opposed birthright citizenship, saying in 1993 that “no sane country” would reward illegal aliens with U.S. citizenship for their children.
Introduced in House (01/03/2017)
Birthright Citizenship Act of 2017
This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to consider a person born in the United States “subject to the jurisdiction” of the United States for citizenship at birth purposes if the person is born in the United States of parents, one of whom is: (1) a U.S. citizen or national, (2) a lawful permanent resident alien whose residence is in the United States, or (3) an alien performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
This Act shall not be construed to affect the citizenship or nationality status of any person born before the date of its enactment.
White House to remove historic Jackson Magnolia
The Jackson Magnolia that’s been in place behind the White House since the 1800s will be cut down, according to a report.
“The overall architecture and structure of the tree is greatly compromised and the tree is completely dependent on the artificial support,” documents obtained by the cable news outlet read. “Without the extensive cabling system, the tree would have fallen years ago.
The historic tree was planted after Andrew Jackson’s inauguration in 1829. Jackson’s wife, Rachel, died after he was elected in 1828, and according to CNN, the former president wanted to plant a sprout from his wife’s favorite magnolia tree from their farm in Tennessee.
Former first lady Michelle Obama took a seedling from the iconic tree in 2009 and brought it to the Department of Agriculture, where it could grow at the agency’s garden, and former President Barack Obama gifted a seedling from the tree to the people of Cuba in 2016.
Though the tree will be removed, another Jackson Magnolia will reportedly be planted there.
THE REACTION FROM THE LEFT WAS PREDICTABLE
#FakeNews Newsweek Lies About Tree Removal to Smear Melania Trump
Newsweek claimed heartless Melania told the White House grounds crew to cut down a 200 year old tree.
It was a complete lie. The tree was falling over and had to be removed — so they used the story to smear the First Lady.
[CtH: When I clicked on the story, it had been “updated” with the facts. I think by “updated” they meant, “we got caught lying our faces off … again.”]
Rosie O’Donnell tells Paul Ryan he’s going ‘straight to hell’
“paul ryan – don’t talk about Jesus after what u just did to our nation – u will go straight to hell,” O’Donnell wrote Monday. “U screwed up fake altar boy,” O’Donnell added.
She finished her holiday attack with the hashtag: “#JUDASmuch” in a reference to the disciple who betrayed Jesus.
Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro reported an obscene tweet O’Donnell posted about him last week that said “Suck my d___ Ben,” according to Fox News.
Shapiro reported the “harassment” to Twitter to see if the social media giant would take action against a liberal. Twitter initially declined to delete the tweet, but then reversed course.
O’Donnell said she deleted her tweet to Shapiro after Twitter locked her account. She tweeted the notice she received from Twitter that she was in violation of company rules for “abusive behavior.”
LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER
Newsweek: ‘How Trump and the Nazis Stole Christmas To Promote White Nationalism’
President Donald Trump wants Americans to think he re-invented Christmas.
But critics counter that Trump is promoting a version of the holidays that excludes members of other religions, and that his crusade to bring back Christmas is part of a larger attempt by the president to define America as a country for white Christians alone.
[CtH: Wait, what? You mean “members of other religions” don’t celebrate the birth of Christ, while black, brown, red, and yellow Christians don’t celebrate Christmas? Who knew?!]
Wishing people “merry Christmas” instead of “happy holidays,” is thus in line with Trump’s decision to ban citizens of Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, critics say. It fits neatly with his refusal to condemn white supremacists when they march against diversity, and with his condemnation of athletes who protest police brutality against black men.
With this in mind, the fight to end the war on Christmas is exclusionary politics at its most flagrant.
Trump predicts new health care plan will happen after repealing Obamacare mandate
DEMOCRATS HAVE NEVER AND WILL NEVER COOPERATE WITH REPUBLICANS FOR THE SAKE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE…EVER
“Based on the fact that the very unfair and unpopular Individual Mandate has been terminated as part of our Tax Cut Bill, which essentially Repeals (over time) ObamaCare, the Democrats & Republicans will eventually come together and develop a great new HealthCare plan!” Mr. Trump tweeted.
Republicans tried unsuccessfully to repeal and replace Obamacare over the summer, but they could not come together around a plan.
The Year of Media Freakouts
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews still has chills and thrills up his leg over Obama. He asked rhetorically on Jan. 18: “Is there a husband, a father, that we would wish more as a model for our sons, for our sons-in-law to have and raise our grandchildren? Is there anyone who carries himself better in word, in sentiment, in temperament, in optimism?”
Let’s close with the late-night comedians, who double down on the media’s arrogance. On CBS, Stephen Colbert told the president: “You’re the glutton with the button. You are a regular Gorge Washington. You are the presi-dunce, but you’re turning into a real prick-tator.” He added, “the only thing your mouth is good for” is acting as a holster for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s penis.
That’s how classy 2017 was, because there’s one thing at which liberals feel they excel: unifying the country with civil discourse.
[CtH: Hmmm … husband? Before the White House, Barack did not live with his wife and daughters. In the White House, Michelle had her mother in residence, methinks to act as a buffer in what gives every appearance of being a fairly terrible marriage. Father? Maybe. Personally, I wouldn’t want a malignant narcissist as a father, but that’s just me. Carries himself in word, etc? Repeat my last comment.]
Magazine Mocks Hillary With New Years Resolutions Suggestions for 2018
Some of the lefty media are starting to show signs they’ve had it up to here with the Hillary circus and want her to just disappear as much as we do. One such media publication is Vanity Fair, who nauseatingly fawned over her for 8 years and goo-gooed at her anticipated coronation. But as with all thing faux, people tend to tire of or see through them. Mockingly, Vanity Fair suggest Hillary find other things to do in 2018 instead of bothering people by running for office again, like just get a hobby and go away.
Guess what’s missing from CNN’s list of theories for Hillary Clinton’s sinking favorability
CNN’s Chris Cillizza published a piece today offering four possible explanations for the decline in Hillary Clinton’s popularity. In case you missed this story, Allahpundit noted yesterday that Hillary is at her lowest favorability rating ever according to Gallup, just 36 percent.
Black Unemployment Rate Lowest in 17 Years
THINK TRUMP WILL GET ANY CREDIT FOR THIS?… GET REAL.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate for black Americans is the lowest it has been since the year 2000, 17 years ago.
- In November, the national unemployment rate for black Americans, ages 16 and over, was 7.3%.
- The last time it was 7.3% was in the year 2000, during the months September, October and November.
- During the Bush and Obama years (2001 -2016), the black unemployment rate fluctuated between 7.7% and a high of 16.8%.
The Obama Years: A Legacy Of Scandal And Deception
Joe Biden’s bizarre disconnect regarding his scandal-ridden former boss.
On December 13, former vice president, Joe Biden, appeared on CBS with the hosts of “This Morning” where he peddled his new book and showered his former boss with praise. During the course of the interview, he was asked about his relationship with Obama and responded with the following;
“I’ve served with eight presidents and I’ve gotten to know four of them very well. I’ve never met any president that has more character, more integrity, and more backbone than this guy does.” Then he went completely off the rails when he absurdly added; “And eight years, not a hint — not a hint — of a scandal.”
What was perhaps even more outrageous than the statement itself was the fact that none of This Morning’s hosts challenged the veracity of that statement and allowed it to pass without a scintilla of scrutiny, exposing yet again an extreme bias existing within elements of the establishment media.
NFL Cancels Final ‘Sunday Night Football’ Game Of Season
The NFL announced Tuesday that the final “Sunday Night Football” game of the season has been canceled, according to CNN. The league had yet to announce who would play during the primetime game next Sunday, but with the chance that none of the matchups would have playoff implications for one or both of the teams, they opted not to schedule the game.
The other problem the league faced was broadcasting a game on New Year’s Eve, which would invite lower number of viewers traditionally on that night. Instead, fans can settle in for seven games at kick-off at 1 p.m. eastern Sunday and a total of 9 games starting at 4:25 p.m. eastern time.
In a season plagued with lower ratings due to the national anthem protests, the league’s decision was not surprising