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My 2000th Post!

The incoherent rants concocted by this reporter began in February of 2011. Since then there has been an unbroken string of nonsensical claptrap with no redeeming moral or social value flowing from this keyboard. I plan to continue annoying everybody around here for a while yet, but as granny always said: ‘never say never.’

Trump Forgets to Sign Order; Pence Chases Him Down
Posted on October 12, 2017, 7:06 pm by Keith Koffler
Uh oh. Let’s invoke the 25th Amendment!

CNN, MSNBC Speculate on Removing Trump From Office Via 25th Amendment
She related the dreams of Democrats: “It lays out the path for removal of the president in cases of inability. And that’s a term that has never been defined or suggested. So here’s what exactly would need to happen to set the 25th Amendment in motion.”
Schneider proceeded to tell viewers that the vice president and a majority of the cabinet would have to tell Congress the President is “unable” to discharge his duties. From there, the plan would eventually move to Congress.
Schneider allowed, “Really what it comes down to is that a majority of Republicans in the cabinet and the Congress, they would have to openly reject the President and begin a movement to oust him.”

Obama, Holder Group Push $250,000 More Into Virginia Gov Race
Obama-backed group has now put $750,000 into effort to elect Democratic candidate Ralph Northam
The National Democratic Redistricting Foundation—a foundation associated with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), a Washington, D.C.-based organization focused on redistricting efforts chaired by former Attorney General Eric Holder—donated $250,000 to the Virginia Democratic Party on October 11, Virginia campaign finance filings show.

New York, California threaten to sue over health-care subsidies
Attorneys general from California and New York say they are prepared to sue the Trump administration to protect health-care subsides that the White House said would be cut off.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) said in a statement that hundreds of thousands of New York families rely on ObamaCare’s subsidies for their health care.
“Again and again, President Trump has threatened to cut off these subsidies to undermine our healthcare system and force Congress to the negotiating table,” he said in the statement. “That’s unacceptable.”

Trump’s tax reform is teetering. Will McCain, Collins and Paul thwart him again?
Grassroots Republicans have no idea how close the GOP is to another profoundly disappointing policy collapse in Washington: failing to enact tax reform. Once again, the Republican Party finds its ability to fulfill a longstanding campaign promise in the hands of three senators: Rand Paul of Kentucky, John McCain of Arizona and Susan Collins of Maine.

The Senate Finally Listens: Removes Major Obstacle to Conservative Judges

Rather than simply gathering input from the home state Senators, the Senate would not confirm—or even consider–any nominee unless they were first approved by the Senators from the nominee’s own state, regardless of political party. This gave one Senator a veto over the entire democratic process.
Now the left is misusing this old informational courtesy as a means to block any conservative judge, no matter how well qualified.

Chief Justice Roberts urged to punish Gorsuch over address at conservative gathering
Free Speech For People, a non-profit progressive organization, sent an open letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on Thursday, asking him to reprimand Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch for giving a speech at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. last month, saying it violated the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges.

Eminem Releases Explicit Anti-Trump Song
Rapper Eminem released a blistering anti-Trump freestyle rap on Tuesday night during the BET Hip-Hop Awards. In a pre-taped video, Eminem rapped about how he hates President Donald Trump, supports people who protest anthems, and how he wants his Trump-supporting fans to pick between either their love of Eminem or their love of Trump.
WH Chief of Staff John Kelly: I’m Not Quitting or Getting Fired
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly set the record straight, telling reporters at the White House briefing Thursday that contrary to some reports, he is not quitting his job, nor is he getting fired.
“Although I read it all the time pretty consistently, I’m not quitting today. I don’t believe – and I just talked to the president – I don’t think I’m being fired today, and I’m not so frustrated in this job that I’m thinking of leaving,” Kelly said.
Kelly: My Only Frustration Is Reading Things in the Media That Aren’t True

Kelly: ‘It’s Astounding to Me How Much is Misreported’

Women Across the Nation Pray for America, President Trump, the Unborn
“It’s time for women to rise up and say we will stand at the gates and say, ‘No more,’” Medina said.
The crowd on Sunday spent the day worshipping Jesus Christ through prayer and music, and many shared their stories about why they believed in the sanctity of human life from conception to death, including the need for pro-life people to adopt children.

Melania Rocks Grey Pantsuit To Greet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Melania Trump looked drop dead gorgeous in a grey pinstripe pantsuit as she greeted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau at the White House Wednesday.

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Filed under Democrats, Donald Trump, John McCain, John Roberts, Melania Trump, Neil Gorsuch, Obamacare, U.S. Senate

Showdown in Alabama

It’s David vs. Goliath; the republican establishment has pumped $30 million into the primary race between corrupt, crooked-as-a-dog’s-hind-leg Luther Strange, and Judge Roy Moore, who lost his job for standing up for his faith and refusing to remove the Ten Commandments from his courtroom. It has come down to a contest between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump who, inexplicably, has backed McConnell’s choice, Strange. Time will tell.

Roy Moore Maintains Lead in Polls Despite Trump Rally for Opponent Luther Strange
The data analytics group Optimus, which conducted a poll on Friday and Saturday, has Moore at 55.4 percent versus Strange at 44.6 percent. An Emerson College Polling Society survey found its results to be similar, with Moore at 50 percent versus Strange at 40 percent.

Judge Roy Moore: ‘If They Can’t Beat Me with $30 Million…There’s a Crack in the Dam’
Judge Roy Moore delivered his closing message to voters in Alabama at a raucous barn rally packed with supporters.
“If they can’t beat me with $30 million and we only had about $1.5 … If they can’t beat me, then there’s a crack in the dam, the whole thing falls,” he said as the crowd applauded.

Whoa: Roy Moore 57, Luther Strange 41 in new Alabama GOP Senate poll
My guess was that Moore will win tomorrow night by eight points despite the fact that he’s led by more in various polls of the Alabama runoff. If Trafalgar’s right, the actual margin will be double that. It’ll be a blowout and an embarrassing rebuke to Trump, who not only couldn’t get his guy over the finish line after a rally in Huntsville but couldn’t get him within 15 points of victory.

Trump throws McConnell under the bus on Alabama radio…
CNN – “As you know, Mitch is not, polling-wise, the most popular guy in this country,” Trump said. “They like to label (Strange) because he happened to be there for a number of months in the Senate, so they like to label him as Mitch’s best friend but he’s not. He hardly even knows him. He’ll be fighting Mitch.”

While Alabama Attorney General, Luther Strange Did Nothing to Stop Swamp Deal to Pay Bob Corker $3 Million
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) is set to receive more than $3 million in direct payments from the City of Mobile from sales taxes paid at stores in McGowin Park by Alabama consumers as part of a controversial and unprecedented sweetheart deal that Senator Luther Strange (R-AL) did nothing to stop as Attorney General of Alabama when the deal was arranged in 2013 and 2014 by a law firm whose partners and political action committee contributed $28,000 to his Senate campaign in 2017.



Filed under Donald Trump, Elections, Mitch McConnell, Polls, Roy Moore, U.S. Senate

Petition to Get Trump’s Judges Confirmed

Dear Republican Senators,

I am outraged that the Senate is not moving on appointing and confirming conservative judges. We may never have an opportunity like this again. Now is our chance to change the federal courts for a generation to come!

It is grossly irresponsible to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. As you well know, there are over 120 vacancies on federal district and appellate courts. It is absolutely vital that, as President Trump nominate conservative judges to fill these vacancies, the Judiciary Committee process these nominations swiftly, so that you can confirm them.

There’s no time for any more delays. Get to work.


Go here to sign:

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Special Election Day

There are actually TWO special elections today… One you probably know about, one you probably don’t.
In Alabama, it’s a barn burner of a primary in the race to replace Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate.
McConnell’s handpicked boy Luther Strange, Judge Roy Moore, and Mo Brooks, who was Cruz’ campaign manager during last year’s presidential primary. Most of the quotes from Strange attacking him came during that period when he criticized Trump. If no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, there will be a runoff in October. For reasons known only to himself, Trump is said to be backing Strange, probably at the behest of the sniveling, backstabbing Senate majority leader, as he tries to solidify his elitist cabal.
The Battle of Alabama: Mitch McConnell Influence Test Comes Up Tuesday

The question as to whether Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will maintain a rock solid grip on power over his Senate GOP conference for years to come will face voters in a deep red state in Alabama on Tuesday, as the McConnell-backed appointment-created incumbent Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) faces the serious possibility of losing his election before he even gets to a runoff.
It is worth noting that despite all his bluster about being pro-Trump, Strange and his campaign refused to appear on Breitbart News Saturday this weekend. He is refusing to appear in front of Trump-supporting audiences everywhere and has not been willing to publicly back the president and his agenda when it comes down to whether someone supports McConnell or supports Trump.

Alabama U.S. Senate GOP Primary Preview–What to Watch For

Moore has been a fixture in Alabama politics through the last three decades. He comes out of Etowah County, where he originally made a name for himself in the 1990s as a circuit court judge. At the time, he made waves by hanging a wooden plaque displaying the Ten Commandments behind his bench.
That display drew the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union, which filed suit in 1995. The ensuing controversy sealed Moore’s status as a national figure.
The attention Moore received from that suit catapulted him to win an election for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

Moore and Brooks have both been the targets of an attack ad campaign by the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC controlled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and which has been decidedly pro-Luther Strange.
The ads have focused on comments Brooks made while supporting Trump’s opponent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in last year’s GOP primary.

In recent days, the Senate Leadership Fund has also started targeting Roy Moore. One of their ads, titled “More for Moore,” suggests that Moore and his wife financially benefited from his Foundation for Moral Law, an organization Moore was a part of after being removed from the Alabama Supreme Court in 2003.

United States Senate special election in Alabama, 2017
August 15 Democratic primary
August 15 Republican primary
September 26 Democratic primary runoff
September 26 Republican primary runoff
Will Boyd – Minister
Vann Caldwell – Talladega County constable
Jason Fisher – Vice president of marketing firm
Michael Hansen – Nonprofit executive
Doug Jones – Former U.S. attorney
Robert Kennedy Jr. – Vice president of marketing firm
Nana Tchienkou – Business consultant

No, not THAT Robert Kennedy Jr., this one:,_2017

The primary getting far less attention is the one to replace useless slug Jason Chaffetz in Utah, another deep red state.
Race Tightens for Chaffetz’s House Seat a Day Before Primary

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) shocked the country last year when he said he planned to step down from his seat. Now those in his GOP-dominated district will hit the polls on Tuesday to determine the GOP candidate for the special election, who will probably have no problem winning next November.

Who will win tomorrow? The GOP establishment has backed a candidate “with a Democratic past” while two other candidates have received backing “from national GOP heavy-hitters.” Massive money donations from outside super PACs have also helped narrow the lead from the establishment pick.
John Curtis, the Provo mayor who has drawn support from the GOP’s more moderate flank, is the only candidate who didn’t vote for Trump, saying he had significant moral concerns about supporting the billionaire businessman.

Tanner Ainge, the son of Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge endorsed by Sarah Palin, said he voted for Trump because he always votes for the Republican candidate in presidential elections.

Chris Herrod, a former state lawmaker backed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, is the most vocal supporter of Trump. He said he did not think it was necessary for a special prosecutor to be appointed to look into possible ties between the president’s campaign and Russia.




Filed under Elections, Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate

Sunday Bits

Complaining about silent God

When asked about her no vote, Alaskan Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she wasn’t worried about it because she’s not up for re-election until 2022. I guess now we know where her priorities are.

Former DNC Chair DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ is the face of the biggest scandal the mainstream media refuses to cover. Does anyone doubt this story would be getting much more aggressive coverage if Wasserman Schultz was a Republican, or a member of the Trump administration?

Far-left political activist and filmmaker Michael Moore told Stephen Colbert, “I refuse to live in a country where Donald Trump is president, and I’m not leaving. So something’s got to change.” Wow. He sure thinks a lot of himself. !!

1860 All slaves owned by Dems

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Filed under Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Democrats, Dinesh D'Souza, Elections, Michael Moore, U.S. Senate

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.





Filed under Charles Schumer, John McCain, Obamacare, Republicans, U.S. Senate

Things You’ll Never See in the Mainstream Media

I haven’t watched an episode of Law & Order SVU in years. While channel surfing last night, I came across it last night for just about two minutes. The episode was called “Fake News.” They were confronting a blogger who said one man’s voice is as powerful as anybody else’s. They started to claim yeah, but the mainstream media tell the truth. Then I remembered why I quit watching this show. Every damn week was another example of bashing republicans and our values. [CtH: Ditto me.]

They would rather turn in their American Express gold cards than give Trump credit for anything. This is the same bunch that had to twist the truth beyond recognition by completely ignoring the facts about what a dickhead Obama was.

Foxconn to build $10B plant in Wisconsin employing up to 13,000

In what’s being called the largest economic development project in state history, Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn plans to build a $10 billion plant in Wisconsin that would create liquid-crystal display panels and employ as many as 13,000 people.
The planned Wisconsin plant is expected to open in 2020 and be part of a 20 million-square-foot campus on at least 1,000 acres — a location Gov. Scott Walker has dubbed “Wisconn Valley.”
The state would offer $3 billion in economic incentives, Walker said.

WINNING! Walmart Unveils Manufacturing Plan to Create 1.5 MILLION New AMERICAN Jobs

While the media is obsessing over President Trump’s tweets and so-called Russia collusion, the U.S. economy is growing stronger and stronger. Today, Walmart announced it is aiming to create a whopping 1.5 million manufacturing jobs in the United States.

Walmart Inc. (WMT) met with government and business leaders in Washington on Wednesday to unveil a plan to spur growth in domestic manufacturing efforts that company executives say will create an estimated 1.5 million new jobs in the United States.
The meeting included a discussion with key individuals on both sides of the aisle about the biggest challenges the U.S. manufacturing sector currently faces. Using an analysis by the Boston Consulting Group and Walmart sourcing data, the company crafted a 10-point plan to “recapture” an estimated $300 billion in imported consumer goods, stoking job growth in the process.

Amazon seeks to fill 50,000 warehouse jobs, including hundreds in Kent

The e-commerce giant says next Wednesday it will welcome applicants at 10 of its warehouses, including the one in Kent, where it plans to hire hundreds. Amazon says it will make “thousands” of job offers on the spot.
The move underscores the continued rapid growth of Amazon’s fulfillment operations. The company has invested billions building new facilities to catch up with increasing customer demand for the products sold on its website, and to keep its promises of ever-quicker delivery.
Amazon says that most of the of the jobs available are full time and entail picking, packing and shipping customer orders. Some 10,000 of the opportunities on offer are part-time roles at sorting centers, smaller facilities that sift through packages shipped from Amazon’s warehouses and send them to local post offices.

How bad has Trump Derangement Syndrome gotten? MSNBC just reached #1 in prime time
And now, with outrage (or fauxrage in many cases) being the top menu item on the TV menu, MSNBC seems to be reaping the rewards. And if this isn’t a blip on the radar, it’s truly phenomenal. For the first time in the network’s entire history, they finished the week number one in total viewership in prime time, not just among the cable news channels, but for all cable networks.

[CtH: This is really depressing!]

SCREAMING FAR LEFT PROTEST MOB Disrupts US Senate Vote on Obamacare

When the vote was announced far left protesters began screaming loudly, “Kill the Bill, Don’t Kill Us!”  It took the Sergeant of Arms and federal officers SEVERAL MINUTES to remove the far left mob.  This was unprecedented.

A long history of violence among U.S. liberals
Recently on HBO’s Real Time, Bill Maher had this to say about the attack on Republican legislators: “We would never really think this would happen on the left. We think of the right as the people who pick up guns and do crazy things like this.”
And that’s just what they think. Liberals are peaceful and conservatives are violent. Even those who take pride in their political incorrectness repeat it. But you don’t have to be an American historian to know how little it holds up to the facts.

Trump Mocks ‘Young’ Protester: ‘Going Home To Mommy’
During Trump’s remarks at the Ohio rally — a state he won during the election — a protester stood up in the crowd with a large Soviet flag, and the crowd began pointing to the protester.
“If you don’t point no one’s gonna even know he’s here,” Trump mocked. “Weak voice. Weak voice.”
An attendee behind the protester ripped the flag out of his hands and the protester was dragged out of the event by police.
“Boy, he’s a young one, he’s going back home to mommy,” Trump said as the crowd cheered and laughed. “Boy, he’s in trouble. He’s in trouble.”


Filed under Bill Maher, Donald Trump, Economy, News Media, U.S. Senate

Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!

I have a real bad feeling about this. There dwells within my breast a real skepticism any time democrats agree with ANYTHING the president does. They convinced George H.W. Bush that David Souter was a constitutionalist judge and he was confirmed handily. SURPRISE! He turned out to be just another liberal hack. As Ann Coulter once said: ‘Why is it NO judge appointed by a democrat has ever disappointed them?’ Because they have a huge roster of leftist judges perfectly willing to replace the rule of law with their own personal opinion.

President Trump has chosen Christopher Wray to be the next FBI Director.
Trump FBI Pick Poised For Confirmation
Christopher Wray impresses even Democratic senators
Christopher Wray, President Trump’s nominee to replace James Comey as FBI director, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. He performed so well that key Democratic members of the committee such as Senator Dianne Feinstein said they were impressed and were inclined to vote for his confirmation. Senator Al Franken, a chronic skeptic of anything coming from the Trump administration, said to the nominee, “I think you had a good hearing today, and I wish you luck.”

Trump’s OWN FBI Director nominee contradicts him on Russian probe
There was an interesting exchange between Trump’s FBI Director nominee Wray this morning as he was being questioned by Lindsey Graham.

Feinstein, Ranking Dem on Judiciary Committee, Will Vote Yes on FBI Nominee Wray

Al Franken Questions FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray

FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray: Meeting Alone With Donald Trump ‘Highly Unlikely’ | NBC News


FBI Director Nominee Chris Wray Earns Bipartisan Support
“I think in this man, we have somebody who understand the process of justice, who is committed to an appropriate and positive process, is committed to the law, the constitution, and the people,” Feinstein gushed.



Filed under Al Franken, Democrats, Dianne Feinstein, FBI, Lindsey Graham, Republicans, U.S. Senate