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Like a Cyclone Through a Wheatfield

A lot of people in D.C. are waking to the realization that Donald Trump means what he says. He is making good on his promises at a dizzying rate. No time for speeches or useless puffery. He’s all business and it’s already making some skeptics tired trying to keep up.

Trump Expected To Sign Executive Orders On Immigration Regarding Islamic Countries!
Trump’s orders were expected to involve restricting access to the United States for refugees and some visa holders from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.

Congress Reintroduces Bill That Gives Governors the Option to Reject Refugees
Under the State Refugee Security Act of 2017, the federal government must give states at least 21 days’ notice that they plan to resettle a refugee there. If a governor maintains that the government has failed to prove the refugee presents no security threat, they can refuse to accept him or her.

Trump on Keystone: ‘We’ll See If We Can Get That Pipeline Built’–With USA-Made Pipe
Continuing his “America first” blitz on Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed five executive orders dealing with oil pipelines, the pipe itself, and “regulatory burdens” he plans to lift.

GOP Senators Unveil Patient Freedom Act to Replace Obamacare
“We need comprehensive legislation,” Collins continued. “It’s still a work in progress. … But if we don’t start putting specific legislation on the table that can be debated, refined, amended and enacted, then we will fail the American people.”

Trump expected to sign order funding border wall
White House officials told The New York Times that Trump was planning to sign an executive order directing federal funds toward the wall.

Days Into Trump Admin, Corrupt Employees Are Already Being Fired At The VA
Days into Donald Trump’s administration, heads are finally beginning to roll at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Two notoriously corrupt employees in Puerto Rico were fired this week, indicating that more may be on the way.
One is the hospital’s CEO, DeWayne Hamlin, who offered an employee $305,000 to quit after she played a role in exposing his drug arrest.
“Mr. DeWayne Hamlin was removed from federal service effective January 20, 2017,” the VA said. Jan. 20 was Inauguration Day.

Trump: ‘We Are Bringing Manufacturing Back to the United States Big League’
Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States was a cornerstone of Trump’s campaign. On Monday, the president signed an executive order withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, another facet of his pro-worker campaign promises.

U.S. House votes to permanently ban taxpayer funding of abortion
The No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act (HR 7), introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, makes permanent the so-called Hyde Amendment permanent. Thus far the amendment, which prohibits federal money from being used to fund abortions through Medicaid, has been subject to annual renewal.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates the Hyde Amendment has saved over two million lives since it was enacted in 1976.

White House suggests it won’t appease Democrats on Court nominee
THE DEMOCRATS WILL COME TO REGRET FORMER SENATE SCUMBAG HARRY REID PULLING THE NUCLEAR OPTION ON ALL JUDGES SHORT OF THE SUPREME COURT. McCONNEL HAS INDICATED HE MAY DO IT IF THE DEMOCRATS CONTINUE TO ACT LIKE SPOILED CHILDREN.
President Trump will not capitulate to Democratic lawmakers who have threatened to block his nominee to the Supreme Court if the individual is not “mainstream” enough, the White House indicated today

Democrats And Republicans Unite To Rescind Last-Minute Obama Order Seeking Federal Election Takeover
All 50 state secretaries of state are urging the Trump administration to rescind a last-minute Department of Homeland Security directive calling state election systems “critical infrastructure.”
Many state officials fear this is the first step toward a federal takeover of state-run elections, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

E-Verify Use May Soon Be Required Of All Employers
THIS WOULD BE YUGE
Every employer in America may soon have to use E-Verify to check the legal status of their employees.
Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley introduced a bill Tuesday requiring all employers to use the now-voluntary, internet-based E-Verify system to certify employee immigration status and terminate anyone who fails the test.

WH Spox to Breitbart’s Spiering: We’ll Have ‘Heavy Administration Presence’ at the March for Life

Tuesday at the White House press briefing when Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering asked press secretary Sean Spicer about the Trump administration’s plans for Friday’s March for Life, Spicer said, “Obviously we’re going to have heavy administration presence there.”

Trump Orders EPA To Take Down Global Warming Web-Page
“If the website goes dark, years of work we have done on climate change will disappear,” the staffer told Reuters Tuesday. The staffer was not authorized to speak to the media and claimed EPA employees were scrambling to save data on the website.

Trump calls Egypt’s President, stressing U.S. support
THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST KNOWS TRUMP IS NOT THE PATHETIC PHONY THAT OBAMA WAS

Trump told El-Sisi his administration is committed to maintaining the US’s annual military aid to Egypt.
El-Sisi stressed to Trump Egypt’s commitment in the fight against terrorism despite economic burdens the country faced in the past three years.
Meanwhile, Trump reiterated to the Egyptian president his appreciation for the difficulties Egypt endured in the fight against terrorism, and commended El-Sisi on the country’s economic reform program.
The two presidents affirmed their belief in the strategic nature of the relationship between Cairo and Washington.
Egypt annually receives $1.3 billion in military aid from the United States.

Trump State Department Freezes Obama’s $221 Million Parting Gift To The Palestinians
The Trump administration has frozen Obama’s parting gift to the the Palestinians.
Former US President Barack Obama, in his waning hours, quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority (PA), which Congress had been blocking.
The Trump administration announced it is freezing the move.

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18 Major Scandals in Obama’s ‘Scandal-Free’ Presidency

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They’re saying “Obama’s presidency was scandal-free” but that don’t make it so.  Here’s a short list from Breitbart of the many scandals Team Obama would like us to forget:

The great “stimulus” heist: A trillion dollars wasted on economic “stimulus” spending that created virtually zero private-sector jobs.  A great deal of that money apparently vanished into thin air.

Operation Fast and Furious: The Obama administration’s insane program to arm Mexican drug lords resulted in the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jamie Zapata, plus hundreds of Mexican citizens.

AG Eric Holder held in contempt of Congress: Holder was the first sitting member of any president’s cabinet to earn this distinction.  Of course, Democrats closed ranks behind Holder, the White House protected him, and the media allowed him to spin the contempt vote as mere “political theater.”

ObamaCare: Everything about ObamaCare is a scandal, from the President’s incessant lies about keeping your old plan if you liked it, to Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s insane statement “We need to pass it to find out what’s in it.”

Spying on journalists: Establishment media came about as close to falling out of love with Barack Obama as ever when his administration was caught spying on journalists.

The IRS scandal: A highly politicized IRS admitted to selectively targeting conservative groups, then brazenly lied about not having backups of relevant computer data.

Benghazi: Libya was a disaster after Obama’s unlawful military operation. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was sent into a known terrorist hot zone without sufficient security. And the Obama administration knowingly told a false story during the first few weeks after the attack.

Hillary Clinton’s secret server: She perpetrated her email offenses while working as Obama’s Secretary of State and he knew about it.

The Pigford scandal: The abuse of a program meant to compensate minority farmers for racial discrimination exploded under Obama.

NSA spying scandal: Snowden’s pilfering of sensitive National Security Agency data was a debacle that damaged national security. President Obama and his administration made many false statements as they tried to contain the political damage.

Bowe Bergdahl:  The prisoner swap that freed him from the Taliban and its allies was riddled with lies, illegal activity, and bad judgment.

Iran nuclear deal and ransom payment: Everything about Obama’s dealings with Iran has been scandalous, beginning with his silence while the Green Revolution was brutally put down by the mullahs in 2009. The Iran nuclear deal was pushed with lies and media manipulation. The infamous pallet of cash that wasn’t a ransom has become symbolic of Obama’s mendacity and penchant for breaking the rules, when he thinks following them is too much trouble.

Polluting the Colorado river: The Environmental Protection Agency managed to turn the Colorado River orange under this greenest of green Presidents. Of course there was a cover-up.

The GSA scandal: The General Services Administration was caught wasting ridiculous amounts of taxpayer money on lavish parties and silly projects.  Of course there was a cover-up.

The VA death-list scandal: Veterans were put on secret death lists while executives handed in phony status reports and signed themselves up for big bonuses.

Solyndra: Billions of taxpayer dollars were wasted financing companies with absurdly unrealistic business models, because the owners had supported Obama’s campaign.

Secret Service gone wild:  Agents hiring hookers in Columbia, a fence jumper penetrating the White House, and tipsy Secret Service officials driving their car into a security barrier.

Shutdown theater:  Obama hit the American people hard during the great government shutdown crisis of 2013, doing everything he could to make American citizens feel maximum pain – from using “Barry-cades” to keep war veterans away from their memorials, to releasing illegal alien criminals from detention centers.

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http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/02/18-major-scandals-obama-presidency/

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Damn the Torpedoes!

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Names In Running For VA Sec — Scott Brown, Pete Hegseth, and Sarah Palin
This is the department perhaps most in need of help and a competent hand. It should be someone whose experience really can change things.

Trump Considering Palin For VA Secretary: Will This Make Liberals Crazy? YOU BETCHA!
THINK THE LEFT HATES TRUMP? IMAGINE IF THE MAMA GRIZZLY WERE IN THEIR FACES
This report about Palin being considered to head Veterans Affairs seems more credible. It would be awesome to see her in this role. She would do a great job and liberals would finally be forced to admit that she’s nothing like the caricature of her they created.
 White House sniffs at Trump helping to save Carrier jobs in U.S.obama_trump-jpeg-85ad4_c0-97-4438-2684_s885x516The White House threw a little shade Wednesday on President-elect Donald Trump’s apparently successful effort to keep 1,000 manufacturing jobs in Indiana, saying it’s nice but pales in comparison to the jobs created under President Obama.

Referring to Mr. Trump’s persuading the air conditioning firm Carrier to keep jobs from being transferred to Mexico, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said, “If he is successful in doing that 804 more times, then he will meet the record of manufacturing jobs created in the United States while President Obama was in office.”
The president’s spokesman said the Carrier announcement was “good news.” But he noted that the action involved saving current jobs, rather than creating new ones.
By that measure, he said, Mr. Obama “saved” more than 1 million jobs in the auto industry bailout in 2009.
HORSESHOE. HE BRAGS ABOUT CREATING 200,000 LOW-PAYING, PART TIME JOBS AFTER HE DESTROYS 400,000 GOOD-PAYING, FULL TIME JOBS.
ALL HE DID FOR THE AUTO INDUSTRY WAS PAY OFF THE UAW AT TAXPAYERS’ EXPENSE.
HE COULD CARE LESS ABOUT ANYTHING BUT PUBLIC UNION DUES-PAYING JOBS.

Carrier Employee To Trump And Pence: Thank You For Sticking To Your Word And Going To Bat For Us
THIS IS ROBIN MAYNARD.
TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT HIS FACE. HE DOESN’T BURN FLAGS TRASH AMERICA.
HE DOESN’T COLLECT WELFARE AND ASKS FOR NOTHING BUT A CHANCE TO PROVIDE FOR HIS FAMILY.
HE IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE TRUMP VOTER WHO’S BEEN IGNORED AND MADE FUN OF FOR DECADES.

Robin Maynard, a 24-year Carrier employee, issued a heartfelt thank you to Donald Trump and Mike Pence during a Wednesday morning interview on Fox News.
“I would like to tell him thank you for going out of your way and taking your time away from your family, working on the Carrier and employees’ deal,” Maynard stated. “Sticking to your word and going to bat for us all at Carrier and keeping our jobs here. I’d like to thank him and Mike Pence for doing it so quickly.”

FLASHBACK: OBAMA MOCKS TRUMP PLAN TO KEEP CARRIER IN USA

WE’LL SOON BE RID OF THE VIRUS THAT WE’VE SUFFERED FROM FOR 8 LONG YEARS
OBAMA’s RESPONSE to Carrier JOBS Leaving for MEXICO – “They are not coming back”

Obama tells ‘Rolling Stone’ Dems lost partly because ‘Fox News is in every bar and restaurant’
WAAHHH! THAT MEAN OLD FOX NEWS WOULDN’T KISS MY RING LIKE THE REST OF MY WHORES!
In a post-election interview with “Rolling Stone,” President Obama blamed his party’s failure to reach out to blue-collar workers on the proliferation of 24-hour cable news — specifically Fox News Channel.
This isn’t the first time Obama has taken pot-shots at the cable news giant. He brought up that theme in the past after suffering prior losses. The president also found blame in social media and the reportage of “fake news” stories.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott To Sign Law Banning Sanctuary Cities

THE ONLY PURPOSE SANCTUARY CITIES SERVE IS TO PROTECT ILLEGAL MURDERERS AND RAPISTS
It’s about time that we put an end to the sanctuary cities nonsense. It was a ploy to pack the voter rolls with more Democrats, but all of those sanctuary cities are all now solidly blue. The illegals invited in by the sanctuary cities simply strain city and county budgets and bring an additional element of crime. Governor Abbott already has a cooperative Texas AG who is working with him on this effort and will additionally have a cooperative Federal AG, Congress and President to help him get this done.

Kerry Vows “One Hell Of A Debate”, “Will Not Go Quietly Into The Night”, As Trump Admin Prepares To Takeover
LURCH, KINDLY SHUT THE HELL UP AND GO SPEND YOUR WIFE’S MONEY
“We cannot survive as a fact-free nation,” Kerry declared, urging leaders to heed the warnings of climate science and to invest in green technology rather than a return to coal that Trump advocated on the stump.
“After the turmoil of the past few months, it is essential that we restore civility, honesty, and reasonableness — common sense — to the policy debates we have in this country.

TWO DRIVERS, ONE PARKING SPACE
OBAMAPHONES OUT… LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

Trump could end the dream of many international students
AS THINGS ARE NOW, YOU CAN ONLY GET INTO COLLEGE IF YOU’RE A FOREIGNER, AN ILLEGAL, OR BLACK, UNLESS YOU WANT TO GO MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DEBT…IF YOU CAN FIND AN OPENING.
“Based on the nationalist and protectionists ideas, Donald Trump will restrict more and more opportunities for foreigners to excel in the U.S. Therefore, students will face much stricter rules to acquire F-1 Visa to begin studying in the U.S. and will likely face harder situations after their education,” he added.
BOO HOO HOO. AMERICAN JOBS FOR AMERICANS… IMAGINE!

Donald Trump is assembling the richest administration in modern American history
IF YOU WANT A PROSPEROUS NATION, YOU START WITH PEOPLE WHO KNOW HOW TO MANAGE BUSINESS SUCCESSFULLY.
THE WASHINGTON COMPOST DOESN’T MENTION HOW MANY MULTI-MILLIONAIRES THERE ARE INFESTING THE HALLS OF CONGRESS WHO NEVER WORKED IN THE BUSINESS WORLD IN THEIR LIVES.
Trump is putting together what will be the wealthiest administration in modern American history. His announced nominees for top positions include several multimillionaires, an heir to a family mega-fortune and two Forbes-certified billionaires, one of whose family is worth as much as industrial tycoon Andrew Mellon was when he served as treasury secretary nearly a century ago. Rumored candidates for other positions suggest Trump could add more ultra-rich appointees soon.

Incoming Treasury Secretary Eyes 3 to 4 Percent Growth; First Up, Tax Reform
WE JUST WENT THROUGH 8 SOLID YEARS OF LESS THAN 3% GDP GROWTH. WORST IN HISTORY…EVEN DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION.
“Our first priority is going to be the tax plan,” Mnuchin said. The Trump team wants to lower corporate tax rates to make US companies competitive; and it plans to repatriate trillions of dollars from companies that moved overseas during the Obama years.

Obama Administration to Implement Smoking Ban in All Public Housing
WHAT AN ABSOLUTE JOKE. THESE KIDS START SMOKING CIGARETTES AT 8, WEED AT 12. WHO’S GOING TO ENFORCE THIS NO SMOKING RULE?
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) said the no-smoking rule will go into effect in 2017, but “public housing agencies would have a year and a half to put smoke-free policies in place,” The New York Times reported.

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Begin Production

Back in the day, when I was a working stiff, one of the accounts I serviced had an R&D department. On one of the engineers’ desks was a sign that read: “There comes a time in the history of every project when it becomes necessary to shoot the engineers and begin production.”

There is at least a score of links I have bookmarked, so the time has come to begin production. There is no particular rhyme or reason for anything you find here, but you should be used to that by now.

Are there any adults left in the Democratic Party?
Since Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, Democrats’ behavior has been sad to watch.
It’s fairly easy to laugh at this childishness, even from the famously petty president of the United States. But the left’s road trip to Crazytown took a darker turn when accusations that Russia hacked the election results to make Trump president were made by formerly “respectable” voices and given oxygen by the media and Democrats.

VA manager bans Christmas tree from office cubicle
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TRUMP NEEDS TO GET RID OF THIS NEST OF VIPERS AT THE TOP OF THE VA AND APPOINT SOMEBODY WHO CARES ABOUT OUR VETERANS.
THE VERY FIRST THING HE SHOULD DO IS ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT VETS CAN GO TO ANY HOSPITAL THEY CHOOSE FOR TREATMENT. ONE CASE OF A VET COMMITTING SUICIDE BECAUSE HE CAN’T GET MEDICAL HELP IS TOO MANY. AND I’VE SEEN MORE THAN ONE.
“There is a Christmas tree, ornaments, and decorations in the cubicle across from Luis Stevenson’s desk (the same cubicle where the scanner is housed),” wrote VA supervisor Rebecca Cellucci. “If this belongs to you, please claim it. Otherwise, it will be discarded on Friday.”
“Either management has a policy against any mention of Christmas or religion, or they are absolutely tone deaf, to talk about executing a Christmas tree a couple of weeks before Christmas,” the employee said.

Gingrich: Trump has no obligation to hold news conferences
TRUMP HAS THE AUTHORITY TO PULL THE CREDENTIALS OF VERMIN LIKE CNN, MSNBC, NYT, WaPO, AND ALL THE OTHER WHORES WHO WILL ATTACK HIM AT EVERY TURN. REPLACE THEM WITH NEW MEDIA, LIKE BREITBART.
“The news media so totally disgraced itself in this election, if I were Trump I would just say no,” Gingrich, a Trump adviser, said during an interview with USA Today’s Capital Download.
“And if the White House Correspondents’ Association doesn’t like it, I’d say, ‘Fine, disband.'”

The Fake News of CNN

Melania Trump Threatens To Sue Over False Autism Video About Son Barron
GOOD ON HER. FOR FAR TOO LONG OUR SIDE HAS SWALLOWED RAW SEWAGE JUST TO SHOW THAT WE CAN BE POLITE. SCREW THAT. MESS WITH MY KIDS, YOU GOT TROUBLE… BIG TIME. WE HAD TO LISTEN TO THESE ASSCLOWNS FAWN OVER THE OBAMA KIDS FOR 8 YEARS. ENOUGH ALREADY.
LawNewz.com has confirmed that she’s asked for the video to be removed and has demanded an apology from the person who posted it. The video, which has been viewed more than 3 million times, purports to raise awareness about autism, and claims that Barron exhibits some telltale signs.

Rosie O’Donnell Goes Public With 3-Year-Old Daughter’s Autism Diagnosis Amid Latest Trump Drama

It’s no secret that Rosie O’Donnell hates Donald Trump, but she insists that she wasn’t trolling the president-elect when she shared a YouTube video speculating that his 10-year-old son has autism. She has since gone public with her own daughter’s recent diagnosis with the developmental disorder and said that she reposted the clip because she found it “educational and informational.”
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Trump dines with Romney amid cabinet speculation
The president-elect and his guest were greeted by a polite round of applause by the diners at the restaurant.
For an appetizer the trio sipped garlic soup and chomped on frog legs.
Then they devoured diver scallops before the main course.
Trump and Priebus ate prime sirloin while Romney had lamb chops.
All three had chocolate cake for dessert.
375553_246783882049714_1648756712_nHMMPPHH….I HAD LEFTOVER TUNA CASSEROLE.

Sen. Chris Coons Regrets Making Appointments Simpler to Confirm

“I do regret that. Frankly I think many of us will regret that in this congress because it would have been a terrific speed bump, potential emergency break, to have in our system to slow down the confirmation of extreme nominees,” Coons said.
Coons continued saying that blocking President-Elect Trump’s appointments now came down to the will of the American people, arguing that the general public will find his nominees too extreme and sound the alarm with their senators.
YOU MEAN IN THE 3,084 COUNTIES HE WON?? THOSE AMERICANS?

Town Hall Cut Short After Charles Barkley Defends Police And Crowd LOSES It
Barkley asked why people didn’t mourn when four police officers were shot throughout the country in a 24-hour period. A black man stands accused of killing white San Antonio Detective Benjamin Marconi.
“Did anybody say, ‘Man, I feel bad for their family?’” Barkley reportedly asked the audience. He had stopped in Baltimore to film part of his new documentary, “The Race Card.”
“I don’t know you, I don’t like you,” Diane Butler declared. Butler’s son, Tyrone West, reportedly died after being restrained by police officers.

Ralph Peters: ‘Trudeau Has the Intellectual Heft of Cotton Candy’

CANADA’S “WHITE OBAMA” BROADCAST A VIDEO MESSAGE AT THE GRAY CUP (CANADA’S SUPER BOWL) AND HE WAS BOOED SO LOUDLY THAT NOBODY HEARD WHAT HE SAID.
Trudeau, a member of the Liberal Party, released a statement after Castro’s death calling the former Cuban president a “remarkable” and “larger than life” leader. His comments immediately drew criticism because of Castro’s human rights abuses and political oppression.

DFU Sing-Along: Castro Is Weekend at Bernie’s (Weekend in New England)

FROM THE DERANGED GENIUS, DOUG FROM UPLAND

Byron York: Senate Democrats plan to ‘Ashcroft’ their good friend Jeff Sessions
WATCH WHAT THEY DO TO THIS GOOD, HONEST MAN
The Democrats — Patrick Leahy, Dianne Feinstein, Richard Durbin, Sheldon Whitehouse, Amy Klobuchar, Al Franken, Chris Coons and Richard Blumenthal — demanded that the committee hear from witnesses who will discuss Sessions’ views on “immigration; violence against women; civil rights; including LGBT protections; racial justice, and hate crimes; workers’ rights; national security and civil liberties; voting rights; criminal justice; and government conflicts of interest, transparency, and oversight.”

WOW! MSNBC Host Calls Out Elizabeth Warren AS “SHRILL,” “UNHINGED”
ELIZABETH WARREN: Republicans are taking over Congress, they are taking over the White House, but Republicans do not have majority support in this country. The majority of voters supported Democratic Senate candidates over Republican ones, and the majority supported a Democratic presidential candidate over a Republican one. The American people didn’t give Democrats majority support so we can come back to Washington and play dead. They didn’t send us here to whimper, whine, or grovel.

Black Congressmen Refuse To Condemn Ellison’s Past Proposal For A ‘Black State’
Under the name Keith E. Hakim, Ellison wrote: “Finally, blacks would have the option of choosing their own land base or remaining in the United States. Since black people toiled most diligently in the southeastern section of the United States, this land, quite naturally, would be most suitable. That means Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Blacks, of course, would not be compelled to move to the black state, and, of course, peaceful whites would not be compelled to move away.”
Y’ALL, I’VE SPREAD ENOUGH MANURE TO BURY THE BLACK CAUCUS UP TO THEIR ROLEXES 10 TIMES OVER

California regulates cow farts
CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATS ARE PERSECUTING HOLSTEINS FOR NORMAL BODILY FUNCTIONS
Despite strong opposition from farmers, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in September that for the first time regulates heat-trapping gases from livestock operations and landfills.
Dairy farmers say the new regulations will drive up costs when they’re already struggling with five years of drought, low milk prices and rising labor costs. They’re also concerned about a newly signed law that will boost overtime pay for farmworkers.
But the biggest target is dairy manure, which accounts for about a quarter of the state’s methane emissions.
State regulators want more farmers to reduce emissions with methane digesters, which capture methane from manure in large storage tanks and convert the gas into electricity.
New Hope Dairy, which has 1,500 cows in Sacramento County, installed a $4 million methane digester in 2013, thanks to state grants and a partnership with California Biogas LLC, which operates the system to generate renewable power for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

PLEASE LORD, JUST ONCE BEFORE I DIE, LET ME RUN INTO SOME OF THESE IDIOTS
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Afternoon Delight

Starland Vocal Band had their one and only hit in 1976. At the time it was almost scandalous. Just think, adults exchanging bodily fluids before supper. And in front of the dog! The cat acted aloof and couldn’t care less.

Republicans Stole the Supreme Court
Democrats, don’t let them get away with it.
SLATE MAGAZINE STILL SUFFERING FIT OF APOPLEXY. THIS WILL LAST AWHILE.
We are told to give him a chance, to reach across the aisle, and that we must all work hard, in President Obama’s formulation, to make sure that Trump succeeds. But before you decide to take Obama’s advice, I would implore you to stand firm and even angry on this one point at least: The current Supreme Court vacancy is not Trump’s to fill. This was President Obama’s vacancy and President Obama’s nomination. Please don’t tacitly give up on it because it was stolen by unprecedented obstruction and contempt. Instead, do to them what they have done to us. Sometimes, when they go low, we need to go lower, to protect a thing of great value.

Vets group wants Congress to wait for Trump to pass more aggressive VA reform bill
A massive veterans reform bill backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs will face resistance in Congress’ lame-duck session starting Tuesday from a group intent on letting the new Republican-controlled Senate and President-Elect Donald Trump have a say in how expeditiously VA employees can be fired.
With only a couple of months left as VA Secretary, Bob McDonald is making one final appeal to Congress to pass the reform bill that’s the culmination of his two-year tenure. The 400-page Veterans First Act contains dozens of provisions to streamline the appeals process for disability compensation, allow more leeway in disciplining employees and grant VA medical staff the ability to work flexible hours, among other things.

Obama’s looking forward to a vacation after the White House
POOR GUY NEEDS SOME REST. THREE WEEK VACATIONS IN HAWAII, 300+ ROUNDS OF GOLF, HANDING AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY OVER TO THE U.N., IT’S ALL BACKBREAKING WORK.
President Obama’s first executive action after leaving the White House will be to take some R&R.
“I will take a vacation for a couple weeks after my presidency is over,” he told Democratic National Committee stakeholders in a conference call Monday evening, without specifying a location.
“But then we’re going to get back to work,” he added.

Conway: ‘I Completely Agree’ With Obama That Trump Is Pragmatic and Not Ideological

At his first news conference since Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton, Obama addressed the transition process and what he expects from his successor on Monday.
“I don’t think he is ideological. I think ultimately he is pragmatic,” Obama said. “And that can serve him well, as long as he’s got good people around him.”
Conway said she “completely” agreed with that description from Obama when asked about it by Today host Savannah Guthrie.

An Arrogant and Lazy Presidency
It’s safe to say that there has rarely, if ever, been a president more absolutely sure of the utter and total correctness of his positions than Barack Obama.
It is also quite accurate to say that there has never been a president who implemented such fundamentally impactful policies while circumventing the usual legislative process as Barack Obama. No president has ever announced that he has “a pen and a phone, and I intend to use them if Congress won’t act.”
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Carpe Diem, Mr. Trump
cwy9kvnukaa-3exFROM ONE OF MY FAVORITE WRITERS,VDH
While we speak, a jealous age will have fled. Seize the day! Trust as little as you can in tomorrow. The Latin poet Horace’s advice of carpe diem— to seize the day and not worry about tomorrow — should be Trump’s transitional guide.

Steve Bannon and Keith Ellison: Do the Democrats Really Care About Anti-Semitism?
The record is clear.
President-elect Trump has enraged the establishment media by choosing Steven K. Bannon as his chief strategist, because Bannon, they claim on the flimsiest of evidence, is a white supremacist and an anti-Semite. Meanwhile, that same media is hailing Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) for announcing his candidacy for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee – despite Ellison’s very real links to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, two groups that are outdone by no one in anti-Semitism.

Donald Trump’s granddaughter a viral sensation in China
(CNN) — She’s just five years old but might just be Donald Trump’s biggest diplomatic win in China.
A video of Trump’s granddaughter Arabella Kushner reciting Chinese poetry is being shared across the country.
During his bid for the US presidency, Trump had nothing but tough talk for Beijing.
But the little girl’s command of Mandarin is being interpreted by some as a hidden sign of Trump’s affinity with the country.
In the video, Arabella is wearing a red Chinese style ball gown standing on a table. Other traditional Chinese elements — the Chinese character for happiness, lanterns and Monkey stickers — are visible in the background.

Election results give momentum to worker freedom
Does a Trump presidency mean public employees across the country will be freed from being forced to pay government unions against their will?
If Trump nominates one of the roughly two dozen people he pledged to consider to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, it’s likely public employees nationwide would earn freedom from being forced to support politics they disagree with.

To Democrats’ Dismay, Trump Will Inherit Obama’s Expanded Presidential Powers
With a new president much loathed by the mainstream media and progressive elites, it shouldn’t be very long until we start hearing about the dangers of the “imperial presidency.” Where were they, we wonder, during the Obama years?
It’s quite an irony that the one whom many on the left said they couldn’t stomach as president should become president and inherit a whole panoply of new presidential powers that President Obama used and no one other than conservatives objected to. Because now, a President Trump can use the same powers.

Why Did Trump Win? Obama
e7zv9zkDonald Trump’s upset victory is being attributed to many factors, from Hillary Clinton being a corrupt and flawed candidate to the rise of the angry white male. Never mind that Trump secured more white women support than did Clinton. Maybe it was due to the FBI investigations and Director Comey’s schizophrenic opening and closing the investigations.
What really gave Trump his victory is one person: Barack Obama. This election was nothing less than a complete and total repudiation of his presidency, his policies, his “fundamental transformation of America” that he promised and delivered.

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Cherry Picking in November

Still so much left to sift through. What a week it’s been. Here are some things that I thought you might enjoy.

Back to the future: Howard Dean to run for DNC chairman
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THE DEMOCRATS KEEP RECYCLING THEIR OLD LOSERS.
‘REJOICE FOR THE SCREAMER LIVETH’….(THAT’S CALLED A PLAY ON WORDS)
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who led the DNC from 2005 to 2009, said Thursday via Twitter that he wants the job back when current interim chief Donna Brazile leaves in spring.
“The dems need organization and focus on the young. Need a fifty State strategy and tech rehab. I am in for chairman again,” he tweeted.

‘Melania liked Mrs. O a lot’: First Lady’s tea with her successor is kept behind closed doors (despite warm public welcome Bushes gave the Obamas) and photo is only released after media pressure
Michelle Obama met her successor this afternoon, greeting Melania Trump at the White House when she arrived and hosting her for tea
Press were barred from covering the visit that coincided with their husbands’ 90-minute meeting in the Oval Office
The Trumps arrived at the White House via a private entrance on the south side of the building. They left the same way they came
A photo of the women chatting popped up online hours later, after the White House was pressured to release it
In 2008 President George W. Bush and his wife Laura eagerly greeted the Obamas on the South Lawn – and reporters were allowed to cover it
I’D BET MONEY THAT MELANIA WAS GRACIOUS AND FRIENDLY AND THE GHETTO TRASH WANTED TO CLAW HER EYES OUT
WHAT STRUCK ME WAS THAT ALL THESE DESIGNERS MADE CLOTHES FOR MOOCH IN SIZE XXXL;MELANIA COULD MAKE SACKCLOTH LOOK STUNNING

Chelsea Clinton being groomed to run for Congress
SHE’S EVERY BIT AS QUALIFIED AS HER MOTHER
GREEDY: CHECK
ARROGANT: CHECK
PATHETIC LIAR: CHECK
UGLY AS HELL: CHECK
LIVING OFF SLICK WILLY’S REPUTATION: CHECK
Chelsea could run for the seat in NYC’s 17th Congressional District once Lowey, a respected, 79-year-old career politician with nearly 30 years in office, decides to retire, we have exclusively learned.
Lowey’s district includes parts of Rockland and Westchester counties and, conveniently, Chappaqua, the Clinton family home base
SHE COMES FROM A LONG LINE OF CARPETBAGGERS

Experts Question If Clinton Foundation Will Survive

WHEN, OH WHEN WILL WE BE RID OF THIS NEST OF VERMIN?
The months ahead could determine what kind of future, if any, the Clinton Foundation can have as Congress and the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump take what is certain to be a tough look the ethical and legal issues that have swirled for years around the troubled charity

Memo to Trump: Exploit your win!
The protests, riots and violence that have attended his triumph in city after city should only serve to steel his resolve.
As for promptings that he “reach out” and “reassure” those upset by his victory, and trim or temper his agenda to pacify them, Trump should reject the poisoned chalice. This is the same old con.

A partial agenda: First, he should ignore any importunings by President Obama to permit passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in a lame-duck session – and let the trade deal sink by year’s end.

On Jan. 20, he should have vetted and ready to nominate to the high court a brilliant constitutionalist and strict constructionist.
With a new education secretary, he should announce White House intent to work for repeal of Common Core and announce the introduction of legislation to put federal resources behind the charter schools that have proven to be a godsend to inner-city black children.

Trump should announce a date soon for repeal and replacement of Obamacare and introduction of his new tax-and-trade legislation to bring back manufacturing and create American jobs.

Donald Trump said in his campaign that that this is America’s last chance. If we lose this one, he said, we lose the country.
The president-elect should ignore his more cautious counselors and act with the urgency of his declared beliefs.

IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING WHERE DIAMOND AND SILK WERE:
CAN YOU IMAGINE THESE TWO AS PRESS SECRETARY?

Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition
Choosing Myron Ebell means Trump plans to drastically reshape climate policies
Ebell is a well-known and polarizing figure in the energy and environment realm. His participation in the EPA transition signals that the Trump team is looking to drastically reshape the climate policies the agency has pursued under the Obama administration. Ebell’s role is likely to infuriate environmentalists and Democrats but buoy critics of Obama’s climate rules.

Mitchell Shocked by Photo of Trump and Obama Together: ‘Good Lord’

“That is the moment, Donald Trump in the Oval Office with President Obama,” Mitchell said.

[CtH: Just a guess here that if this were 2008, she would have said, “President-Elect Obama in the Oval Office with George Bush.”]

She continued to report on the historic moment but let her emotions go and appeared shocked before ending her comments.

“But, good lord, that is an image a lot of people did not expect to see,” Mitchell said.

President-Elect Trump Saluted by Firefighters as He Leaves New York for Meeting with President Obama

President-Elect Donald Trump flew out of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport Thursday morning aboard his private jet Trump Force One. As the plane taxied for takeoff firefighters paid their respects to Trump with a traditional water cannon salute. Nearby, a group of firefighters and officials enthusiastically waved to Trump as the plane rolled by them.

FIRST RESPONDERS WILL BE TREATED A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY UNDER TRUMP
Trump calls slain cop’s widow to offer condolences

OF ALL THE POLICE OFFICERS SLAUGHTERED ON OBAMA’S WATCH HE SENT REPRESENTATIVES TO THE FUNERALS OF THE CRIMINALS BUT NEVER A COP… EVER.

President-elect Donald Trump called slain NYPD Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo’s widow Thursday morning and personally extended his “condolences” to her on the day that thousands of police officers paid tribute to the fallen Finest at his funeral.

“I’m very sorry I cannot be there with you today. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time,” Trump told the grieving woman, according to a source.

“I want to express my condolences from me and my family.”

Tuozzolo, a married father of two, was shot and killed last week by 35-year-old ex-con Manuel Rosales. Tuozzolo had been responding to a report of a break-in.

UAW seeks to join Trump in effort to dismantle NAFTA
For years, the UAW has railed against NAFTA and other free trade agreements while Republicans have generally supported free trade deals. This year, Trump turned Republican politics upside down.

IF HE SIGNS THE XL PIPELINE DEAL, WHICH I THINK HE WILL, HE’LL PUT MORE THAN 30,000 SKILLED UNION TRADES MEN BACK TO WORK.  HE CAN MAKE GREAT INROADS INTO THE MONOLITH THAT IS THE UNION VOTE.

Clinton Couldn’t Win Over White Women
But they split along educational lines.
Throughout these many months, the Clinton team made it clear that they believed her historic candidacy had the potential to sway portions of the electorate, most especially women voters. They were counting in no small part on the support of sisterhood.

But Clinton’s stunning loss Tuesday night showed that issues of culture and class mattered more to many American women than their gender.

Lou Dobbs: If I Were Trump My Hands Would Have Been Clutching at Paul Ryan’s Throat

Donald Trump flew to Washington DC on Thursday to meet with President Obama, Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Paul Ryan was a very vocal critic of Donald Trump for the past year. Ryan even pulled his endorsement of Donald Trump a month before the election. If Ryan was not on Hillary’s payroll he should have been.

Tonight Lou Dobbs remarked on Trump’s meeting with anti-Trump Speaker Paul Ryan.

Lou Dobbs: I’ve got to tell you I’m such a base and petty man that if Paul Ryan had done to me what he did to Donald Trump my hands would, without any power to resist it all, would be clutching at his throat. And, I have to say, Donald Trump was very presidential. He actually may be seeking to attain the level of saint here in what he has tolerated.

Mayors of NY and Los Angeles pledge to remain immigrant sanctuaries
Officials in New York and Los Angeles on Thursday said they hoped President-elect Donald Trump would not follow through on a campaign promise to withhold federal funds from “sanctuary cities” that shield people who are in the country illegally.

HE’LL CUT YOUR FUNDING THEN YOU CAN PAY TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE MONGRELS YOURSELVES.

Mom Throws Child Out In Street For Voting For Trump In School Election

Trump’s Transition Team Considers Sarah Palin For Possible Cabinet Spot
WHAT STANDS OUT IS THAT REPUBLICANS HAVE A FAR DEEPER POOL OF TALENT TO PICK FROM BECAUSE MORE OF THEM HAVE REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE ACTUALLY WORKING JOBS BESIDES GETTING ELECTED AND RE-ELECTED.

The Trump campaign is floating the idea of tapping the former Alaskan governor as Trump’s interior secretary. Palin has made no secret about her interest in holding a position in a Trump administration.

“If I were head of that, I’d get rid of it,” Palin said in an interview in September, referring to the Department of Energy. She said abolishing the department would give states greater control of energy policy within their borders.

[CtH: I’d love to see her heading up Energy.  She did wonderful things for the industry in Alaska and really knows her business.]

Canadian Militia Vows To Protect Borders From Illegal Americans

“This ain’t no Mexico border. Illegals will face snow and deadly cold temperatures, notwithstanding dangerous predator attacks from bears, cougars and wolves. If you’re an American crossing the border illegally, your chances of survival are pretty slim ”  – John C. McCaullagh, Militia leader

“Killing illegal citizens is a crime in Canada and we don’t openly encourage violence within our organization, but we can’t prevent members from shooting a few rounds at them just to scare them away. If you accidentally get hit in the knee or in the leg, without medical assistance, you’re a dead man within 2 or 3 days” he warns. “Better alive in the US than dead in Canada. It just ain’t worth the gamble,” he adds.

Top Clinton Adviser: She Didn’t ‘Contemplate Losing’ the White House
A top campaign adviser to Hillary Clinton said the former Democratic nominee “really didn’t contemplate losing” the presidential election to her opponent Donald Trump.  The unnamed adviser told People magazine on Wednesday that campaign staff were unsure of what Clinton would do next.

NY Times Crank: “America Elected a Bigot” – “I Do Not Respect the President-Elect”

New York Times columnist Charles Blow went off on a racist tirade against Donald Trump — who was never accused of being racist until he ran for president as a Republican.

Trump is already working to erase Obama’s legacy from history
HOW MUCH HE CAN OR WILL ACCOMPLISH REMAINS TO BE SEEN

President-elect Donald Trump was surprisingly gracious as he met President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Thursday but make no mistake: He is already working to erase major parts of Obama’s legacy from the history books.

Trump will be able to change some of Obama’s policies with a quick stroke of the pen. Others will be much more difficult, requiring justification to pass legal hurdles or buy-in from lawmakers on Capitol Hill or foreign leaders.

[CtH: I’m very encouraged by Trump’s behavior here. It points to what I’ve been hoping — i.e., that he is capable of growing into the job, something Obama The Petty never did.]

Life For Our Veterans (And Our Military) Could Be Much Different Soon
I POSTED THIS THIS MORNING. SOMEBODY MUST BE READING OUR LITTLE BLOG.

On both fronts, thankfully, I believe a new era dawns. On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump made both rebuilding our military and fixing the VA two of his signature issues.

President-elect Trump is poised to do the same. President-elect Trump has pledged to get rid of the disastrous defense sequester, invest in long-overdue future military technologies, grow the ranks and numbers of ships and aircraft, and repeal stifling rules of engagement that handcuff our troops.

In just a few years, the posture of our military could look much different—ensuring America both deters aggression and can swiftly defeat enemies.

[CtH: I hope this signals better working conditions for my kids.]

Franken: Americans Should Blame Republicans for Rising Obamacare Premiums

ALAS, THERE’S ALWAYS A SKUNK TO STINK THINGS UP

“The people they should be mad at, really, are Republican officeholders who refused to do anything other than vote to repeal the [Affordable Care Act],” he said. On September 30, Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that health insurance rates will increase from 50 percent to 67 percent in 2017.

[CtH: Typical Democrat who can’t admit he was wrong, ever.  They assured us that THEIR “AFFORDABLE Care Act” was going to lower premiums.]

Concerns grow of press kept at bay during Donald Trump presidency
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I WOULDN’T BLAME HIM A BIT. AND I’D NEVER DO TAPED INTERVIEWS, GIVEN THE MEDIA’S PENCHANT FOR ‘CREATIVE EDITING.’

[CtH: Second that!]

President-elect Donald Trump never hid his contempt for the news media during the campaign and has continued to keep the press at bay after winning the election, raising concerns he will end the tradition of allowing a pool of reporters to cover his every move in public.

Mr. Trump, who at campaign rallies regularly denounced the news media as “the most dishonest people you’ll ever meet,” has support for breaking the tradition and keeping the public in the dark about his daily whereabouts.

“I don’t think Trump needs the press pool,” said Rep. Duncan Hunter, a California Republican who is a top Trump ally on Capitol Hill. “He didn’t need it when he ran and he doesn’t need it as president of the United States.”

“If I had just won the election after everyone said I’d lose and rooted for my opponent, why would I give anyone the time of day,” said Mr. Hunter.

GOP To Use Previously Unheard Of Tactic To Slam Dunk Trump Agenda
WE’VE BEEN WAITING DECADES FOR THE REPUBLICANS TO GROW A PAIR AND START DISHING OUT SOME OF WHAT THEY’VE HAD TO TAKE FROM SCARY HARRY AND HIS MERRY BAND OF CUTTHROATS.

The key is “reconciliation,” the part of the congressional budget process that allows highly controversial policies to be considered in the Senate without any possibility of them being filibustered.

But reconciliation by itself isn’t the unprecedented procedure; it’s the novel way the leadership plans to use reconciliation: For the first time in the 4-plus decades’ history of the congressional budget process, reconciliation may occur twice in the same year.

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Pic Of The Day: Young Leftists Are Dumb. Really, Really Dumb…
HIS MOM MUST BE SO PROUD [CtH: You assume she knows how to spell it! LOL]

Harry Reid Dismisses Donald Trump: ‘A Sexual Predator Who Lost the Popular Vote’

I’M GOING TO MISS THIS SORRY ASS LIKE AN IMPACTED WISDOM TOOTH

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid broke his silence Friday on Donald Trump’s victory, denouncing Trump as a “sexual predator” who “lost the popular vote” and “emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America”—and who is now solely responsible for healing the country’s gaping political wounds.

In a fiery statement released three days after the election, Reid, who is retiring, holds Trump accountable for his comments on the campaign trail that inspired “fear” in women, Hispanics and African-Americans in the U.S.

[CtH: Well, I guess he’d know all about sexual predators in the Oval Office, now wouldn’t he?]

TIME FOR ANOTHER NAP.

HAVING PIZZA WITH DAUGHTER AND RJ AND BIG SIS LATER….GOOD TIMES

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Honoring Our Veterans

This is the solemn remembrance of all who serve or have served in defense of this country. It was first called Armistice Day and was designated so because the First World War ended on 11/11/18. The Armistice was signed at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. No, I didn’t Google it, I already knew it. I am among the fortunate who were educated back when teachers taught and classrooms weren’t incubators for mind-numbed robots.

This is the day we honor our warriors, like Grunt’s son and Chrissy’s warrior princesses. I would like to recognize anyone who lurks here that has family serving. You have our undying gratitude for your strength, your courage, and your devotion to your country. I have always maintained that the left hates the military because they cannot comprehend a sense of duty and loyalty to something so precious people are willing to risk life and limb to preserve it. It’s called “guts.” They don’t understand it and never will.

Happy Birthday To The United States Marine Corps… 241 Years Of Proud Service
This is a tribute to the original gang of badasses

A message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps: Each year on or around 10 November, Marines gather in groups large and small to celebrate our history, honor the memory of those who have gone before us, and rekindle the bond that unites all generations of Marines. Marines, we are part of something bigger than any of us could imagine. Whether you fought in the battles of World War I, in the Pacific during World War II, in Korea or Vietnam, in Desert Shield or Desert Storm, or in the streets of Iraq and Afghanistan—or you are just starting out on your Marine Corps journey—we are all part of an elite family of warriors. For the rest of your life, the first term people use to describe you will be “Marine.”

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This Veterans Day, start fixing the Veterans Administration
Just in time for Veterans Day, when we honor those who served their country in uniform, the inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs has unearthed another scandal.

This time, it’s that scheduling staff at a clinic in southern Arizona systematically zeroed out patient wait times for thousands of appointments to make it look like goals were being met.
Veterans Day would be a hollow and meaningless celebration if America didn’t value its veterans enough to keep its promises to them, no matter how many politicians or bureaucrats have to be thrown out to make this happen.

As I was typing this it occurred to me. This is the 241st birthday of the Marines. What better gift could we have given them than a commander-in-chief they can be proud of? Someone who appreciates their sacrifice and would not betray them the way the last one did. It is hard to imagine what it was like to obey the commands of someone who has little but contempt for you and what you do. May Almighty God keep you in His arms.
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THOSE SEWER-DWELLERS WHO BURN THE FLAG AND CURSE THIS COUNTRY HAVE NEVER BEEN HANDED ONE OF THESE:

That’s all I have to say about that.

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What Difference Does It Make?

In just about 90 days, Hillary Clinton will assume the throne the Magic Negro will be forced to vacate (damn term limits) amid reports of rampant fraud and ballot-stuffing (been getting away with it for years), and the lies, hypocrisy, and criminal activity will continue unabated while those who care about the future of the country can only stand by and do nothing. I have a list of links as long as a list of Bill Clinton’s victims. At this point the only difference to me is that I’m taking my grandson to the lake for some fishing time Saturday. There’s not much left for me beyond that.

WikiLeaks’ Assange tells why he’s outing Hillary; emails link her to ARMING ISIS jihadists in Libya
In a new interview, Assange admitted that Clinton’s emails, which Wikileaks now has, implicate the former Secretary of State in the Libyan intervention when weapons flowed into Syria and ultimately were used by ISIS members, according to Democracy Now.
NO BIG DEAL… NOTHING WILL HAPPEN

“October Surprise” Coming From the IRS
NO BIG DEAL… JUST SHUT DOWN CONSERVATIVES. THEY HAVE NO POWER TO STOP YOU.

Should the new rule look anything like what has been proposed previously, with one stroke of the pen the IRS would be able to reclassify heretofore clearly protected political speech as prohibited “electioneering.” A communication doing nothing more than mentioning the name of or position sought by a candidate – or simply showing their picture — before a primary or general election, would be sufficient to bring the power of the IRS down on that offending organization.

Obama eyes takeover of presidential election security
LEAVE EVERYTHING TO US. YOU CAN’T BE TRUSTED WITH SUCH RESPONSIBILITY. WE’LL DO IT FOR YOU.
“We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid,” Johnson told a media breakfast Wednesday.
“There’s a vital national interest in our election process, so I do think we need to consider whether it should be considered by my department and others critical infrastructure,” he said at the breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

Obama commutes sentences for 214 federal prisoners

AS BARACK’S ANCESTOR,MOSES SAID TO THE PHARAOH RAMSES,”LET MY PEOPLE GO!”
President Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century.
All told, Obama has commuted 562 sentences during his presidency — more than the past nine presidents combined, the White House said. Almost 200 of those who have benefited were serving life sentences.

Clinton Camp Caught Breaking Federal Law – Coordinating with Hillary Super PAC
Documented proof that the Clinton campaign is coordinating with its Super PACs, including Correct the Record, in direct violation of Federal law
SO WHAT? WHO’S GOING TO STOP HER? …NOBODY.
Trump was mean to a Muslim lawyer who defends Sharia law.
Meanwhile — Hillary Clinton is caught breaking the law again.
Guess who gets the headlines?

Congress Threatens to Subpoena VA Over Art Spending

MOST VETERANS DON’T VOTE DEMOCRAT ANYWAY, SO F*CK THEM
Rep. Miller questions spending on Eleanor Roosevelt art in Morse code, sculptures for the blind
Miller sent a letter to VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald on Friday, again asking for answers on the agency’s spending on art, including $285,000 on a “light up” art installation featuring quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt in Morse code.

Clinton Foundation drug contracts intersected with State Department work
Amid renewed scrutiny of the Clinton Foundation’s foreign ties this week, Hillary Clinton pointed to the success of its low-cost contracts with pharmaceutical firms in a rare acknowledgement of her family’s controversial nonprofit network.
NO BIG DEAL… NOTHING WILL HAPPEN
“And there is absolutely no connection between anything that I did as secretary of state and the Clinton Foundation,” she added.

Malia Obama twerking, grinding and flashing her booty at Lollapalooza
YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T HEAR ABOUT THIS. AFTER ALL, IT WASN’T THE BUSH DAUGHTERS OR ANYTHING.

The oldest daughter of the president sparked a bit of controversy when she skipped the Democratic National Convention to attend the concert.

MEANWHILE, SACHET IS LEARNING HARD WORK IS ITS OWN REWARD. REALLY. I’M NOT JOKING.
Sasha Obama mans the cash register at her unglamorous summer job working at a seafood shack
Sasha Obama, 15, has been working at Nancy’s restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard
President’s daughter is using her full name of Natasha at her summer job
Six Secret Service agents were spotted sitting on takeout benches
Sasha has been working the early shift before customers arrive, on the cash register and bussing tables
She will continue the job until Saturday, when the rest of her family arrives for the president’s annual vacation on the island
Nancy’s is a favorite with the Obama family, who were first pictured visiting the restaurant in the president’s first year in office
Last weekend, Sasha and her older sister Malia, 18, were pictured partying with friends at the Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago

With the News Media Now Giving Trump the ‘Full Palin,’ He’s Suddenly Outgunned

Hillary, while she is less likely to be stupid enough to so publicly take on the parents of a fallen war hero, would also never have been lured by the media into the conflict to the extent Trump was. If she had somehow stepped in it, the news media would have let it go far sooner than they did for Trump (for instance, how many voters are even aware of the controversy over her basically calling some family members of Benghazi victims liars?).

Trump: People Without Identification “Are Going To Vote 10 Times”

IN THE PAST WEEK VOTER I.D. LAWS IN FIVE STATES HAVE BEEN OVERTURNED BY AN ACTIVIST LEFTARD JUDGE. TEXAS HAS WEAKENED THEIR ID LAWS. TRUMP HAS NO CHANCE WHATEVER.
You don’t have to have voter ID to now go in and vote and it’s a little bit scary and I’ve heard a lot of bad things. Four years ago, I was hearing a lot of bad things having to do with the Romney campaign where when the vote came out there were some districts that were shockingly different from what they were anticipated to be.

Bill Clinton Got Millions From World’s Biggest Sharia Law Education Firm
Former President Bill Clinton collected $5.6 million in fees from GEMS Education, a Dubai-based company that teaches Sharia Law through its network of more than 100 schools in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.

The company’s finances strictly adhere to “Sharia Finance,” which includes giving “zakat,” a religious tax of which one-eighth of the proceeds is dedicated to funding Islamic jihad.
The company also contributed millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation

WAIT UNTIL HE GETS BACK IN THE WHITE HOUSE. HE CAN STUFF A BILLION IN OFFSHORE TAX-SHELTERED ACCOUNTS. YOU CAN DO SOME SERIOUS WHORING WITH THAT KIND OF CHEDDAR.

Obama to Anti-Gov’t Supporters: Go to a Country That Doesn’t Work

President Obama hosted a Young African Leaders Initiative in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. At the event, Obama said to those who are anti-government activists that they should go to a country that does not work.
LIKE HE’S TRIED TO TURN AMERICA IN TO?

Michelle wows in white (and the President approves!): The Obamas honor the Prime Minister of Singapore at their 12th White House state dinner attended by Steve Jobs’ widow and FLOTUS’ brother
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Ho Ching for a state dinner focusing on ‘a celebration of summer bounty’
The dinner marks a 50-year relationship between the United States and the Asian country, which was the first in Southeast Asia to join the ISIS fight
Two hundred guests were hosted on round tables in East Room, followed by a performance in State Dining Room by R&B soul singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele
FLOTUS big brother Craig Robinson was there, as well as Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell with her boyfriend, the former mayor of Washington, D.C., Adrian Fenty
Guests will feast on Maryland blue crab salad and American Wagyu beef dressed with roasted yam, while Obama joked that he wanted to serve ‘Singapore Slings,’ bright pink cocktails, to the crowd
Prime Minister Lee revealed that a new orchid breed would be named for the Obamas, crossing varieties from Singapore and Hawaii – ‘where the president was born – most of us believe,’ he joked


NOT GOING TO CRACK WISE ABOUT HER CROTCH BULGE OR FAT ASS. NOPE. NOT GONNA DO IT.

Hostage Deal Is Latest Example Of Obama’s Sell-Out To Iran

THE RELEASE OF THE SAILORS KIDNAPPED BY IRAN ONLY HOURS AFTER RECEIVING $400 MILLION IN CASH, ON A SKID ABOARD AN UNMARKED AIRCRAFT, WAS ONLY A COINCIDENCE. YOU CAN TRUST HIM. OR NOT. MAKES NO DIFFERENCE. HE DID IT ANYWAY.
The only thing more pathetic than the Obama administration paying the Islamist Republic of Iran ransom for American hostages, and thereby ensuring more Americans will be taken hostage by thug regimes around the world, is that they expect us to believe, despite evidence to the contrary, that they didn’t.

Bill Cunningham: Why Trump Will Lose Ohio and Lose the Presidency

Why Trump is gonna lose in November according to Bill Cunningham:

-Democratic Party is spending tens of millions of dollars in Ohio everyday.
-Voting in Ohio starts 35 days before the election
-Clinton has dozens of campaign field offices in Ohio
-Plans in place to open more
-Team Clinton has hundreds of paid staffers in Ohio
-Clinton has hundreds of volunteers in Ohio
-Clinton campaign is registering hundreds of voters on college campuses everyday
-Democratic Party is 100% behind Clinton in Ohio
-Ohio’s Republican Governor refuses to endorse or even meet with Trump
-Trump making speeches while Clinton is putting together a get out the vote effort.
-There’s no Trump campaign in Ohio whatsoever
-No Trump field offices in Ohio
-No Trump robocalls in Ohio
-No Trump mailers in Ohio
-No TV ads behind run in Ohio, Clinton has run 14K
-No radio ads being run by the Trump campaign
-No Trump ground game anywhere, in any city in Ohio
-Republican Party officials in Ohio have no contact with Trump campaign
-You can’t win Ohio by making speeches and sending out tweets
-If Trump loses Ohio, Hillary Clinton is the next president
-Trump doesn’t have a clue how to win
HE STANDS NO CHANCE WHATEVER… I DOUBT HE REALLY CARES. IT’S ALL A SHOW.

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UPDATE: Veterans Affairs Scandal

August 26, 2014: USA Today reported that the joint DOJ-FBI-Veterans Affairs task force has issued a report on its investigation of 93 VA health care sites across the country.

Investigators found thousands of instances of deliberate VA fraud that directly impinged on care for veterans. Not mistakes. Fraud … including falsifying records to hide delays in care and deliberate attempts to obstruct investigators.

August 26, 2014? Can we just say … it’s about damn time and what the hell took so long?!?!?!

It’s not like there weren’t people EAGER to step forward! When the news media finally broke the story, the Inspector General’s office was flooded with allegations by whistle-blowers at VA hospitals and clinics across the country! And the very people who were most responsible for finding and fixing problems like this were AWARE that there were problems as far back as 2007.

Okay. Before you buy into Obama’s usual “Booosh did it!”, let’s look at HOW MUCH responsibility Barack Obama has SHIRKED on this issue.

Bush’s second term covered the 109th (2005-2006) and 110th (2007-2008) sessions of Congress. During both sessions, Senator Barack OBAMA was a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, a group that is DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE for monitoring the quality of care our veterans are or are not getting at VA facilities.

However, it would be a mistake to say he “served” on the committee, since even the liberal blog Daily Kos noted that Senator Barack Obama MISSED MORE THAN HALF of the meetings!

Sadly … or perhaps I should say typically … his lack of attention to his own responsibility to monitor veteran health care did not stop him from blaming the Bush Administration for “deplorable conditions at some VA hospitals.”

Are we clear on this? Senator Barack Obama KNEW in NOVEMBER 2007 that some of the VA hospitals had serious problems AND he was PART of the oversight committee charged with INVESTIGATING and FINDING LEGISLATIVE SOLUTIONS to said problems.

Before I continue, I need to recap another bit of historical truth about Bush’s second term, which is that while Republicans held the majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives during the 109th Congress, Democrats held the majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives during the 110th Congress.

Our federal government cannot pass a single law unless the Senate and the House vote it through and the President signs it. That means whichever party holds the majority of TWO (or three) of these three entities HAS MAJORITY CONTROL OVER POLICY and legislation.

In other words, it would be entirely fair to blame Republicans for VA problems PRIOR to January 2007, since they had held the majority in DC continuously from January 1995 to December 2006.

But DEMOCRATS took over in January 2007 and among those Democrats was one Senator Barack Obama on the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee who claimed to be well aware of problems in VA hospitals.

So what exactly did Senator Obama DO to try and address the problems he claimed he saw so clearly in November of 2007?

Not much.

In the November 2007 Obama campaign press release in which Senator Obama blamed President Bush for “deplorable conditions at some VA hospitals,” it says:

“As a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, Senator Obama has successfully reached out to Republicans and Democrats to pass laws to improve care for troops recovering from injuries, combat homelessness among veterans, and make the disability benefits process more equitable.”

I was curious how true that statement might be and actually looked up every piece of legislation sponsored by Senator Barack Obama on behalf of veterans. As it turns out, Senator Obama did what he’s so often done – i.e., he mangled the truth to make himself look good.

As you look at these lists, pay particular attention to the facts behind his claim to have “successfully reached out to Republicans to pass laws.”

  1. Obama’s “outreach” to Republicans was limited to just three centrists.
  2. None of his seven bills ever even made it out of committee, a step that is still very far removed from a bill becoming a law.

Veterans' Bills by Obama - 109th

Surprisingly, none of the Republicans Obama got to co-sponsor included the pro-military, but very centrist Senator John McCain.

One has to wonder … if the bills were actually any good, wouldn’t McCain have signed on, particularly to S.713 (2007) which was referred to the Armed Services Committee where Senator McCain was a ranking member? And if that particular bill had had any merit whatsoever, how did it manage to DIE in a Democrat-majority committee without even one day of hearings when it had had 32 Democrat sponsors?

Veterans' Bills by Obama - 110th

Also in that November 2007 campaign press release, Obama said, “America’s veterans deserve a President who will fight for them not just when it’s easy or convenient, but every hour of every day for the next four years.”

I totally agree. So let’s take a look at how well Barack Obama kept his alleged resolve after he became the President of the United States and the Commander in Chief of the American Armed forces in January 2009.

One: President Obama’s election gave the Democrat majority a trifecta for the two years of the 111th Congress (2009-2010).

In fact, the Democrats had large majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, so essentially during those two years, Democrats could virtually write and pass any law they wanted.

Two: President Obama’s own nominee, Eric Shinseki, took over control of the Veterans Administration in January 2009.

If ever there was a prime time to FIX those “deplorable conditions”, 2009-2010 was it. 

Three: In January 2011, Republicans won back the House of Representatives, but Democrats still controlled the Senate and the White House.

Democrats have had majority control over policy and legislation continuously since January 2007.

When the VA scandal broke in May 2014, DEMOCRATS had held the MAJORITY for more than SEVEN years, with OBAMA in the White House and his hand picked leader running the VA for more than FOUR years.

So let’s just put to rest any lingering “Booosh did it” and “Obama cares” baloney, mkay?

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Didja know that NOBODY cared about veterans before BARACK OBAMA?!

2014_08 23 Obama speaks to veteran convention

This was Obama’s first appearance in front of the group since the VA scandal broke in May 2014. The crowd came to life to honor fellow veterans, not Obama’s speech fell flat before the audience of thousands of military veterans who learned early on in their careers what the stench of political BS smells like. Some applause lines met with awkward silence while others earned only three seconds of feeble clapping from what a legionnaire reported was from “a small group of Obama’s admirers [who] sat near the front and tried to generate applause for him about 10 times.”

Weak Applause – Obama American Legion, Reno, NV – August 23, 2014

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