Saturday, January 7, 2017
Trump on Russia: "both countries will, perhaps, work together to solve some of the many great and pressing problems and issues of the WORLD!"
The Democratic National Committee would not allow the FBI to study or see its computer info after it was supposedly hacked by Russia......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017
So how and why are they so sure about hacking if they never even requested an examination of the computer servers? What is going on?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2017
Intelligence stated very strongly there was absolutely no evidence that hacking affected the election results. Voting machines not touched!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2017
Only reason the hacking of the poorly defended DNC is discussed is that the loss by the Dems was so big that they are totally embarrassed!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2017
Having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing. Only "stupid" people, or fools, would think that it is bad! We.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2017
have enough problems around the world without yet another one. When I am President, Russia will respect us far more than they do now and....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2017
both countries will, perhaps, work together to solve some of the many great and pressing problems and issues of the WORLD!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2017
US meddled in 117 foreign presidentl elections between 1946 & 2000 https://t.co/bIQCQydjvC— Judith Miller (@JMfreespeech) January 7, 2017
...Take the CIA’s self-professed involvement in the military coup that overthrew democratically elected secular Iranian president Mohammad Mosaddeq in 1953: it was “carried out under CIA direction as an act of US foreign policy, conceived and approved at the highest levels of government”, as the agency later confessed. The nature of the 1979 Iranian revolution cannot be understood without it. Or what of CIA backing for Augusto Pinochet’s murderous overthrow of Salvador Allende in Chile in 1973?
There are more recent examples too. Take the military overthrow of Honduras’ Manuel Zelaya in 2009. The then secretary of state – a certain Hillary Clinton – refused to describe the toppling of Zelaya as a “military coup”, which would have required the suspension of US aid, including to the armed forces. Rather than call for Zelaya’s reinstatement, Clinton called for new elections. US assistance – including military aid – continued as dissidents were treated brutally; as death squads re-emerged; as violence against LGBT people surged; and as widely boycotted unfair elections took place....
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How can you tell the report is not true? It is leaked to NBC and the Washington Post while John Brennan refused to brief the House Intelligence Committee. Got that?
https://t.co/72UzXg9zwF via @- NO QUARTER USA NET. This report is a joke, a travesty. No wonder the CIA could not find Iraq WMDs.— Larry Johnson (@LarryCJohnson) January 7, 2017
The treacly praise being heaped on the so-called “intelligence” community by some members of Congress and many in the media could inflict a diabetic coma on an otherwise healthy person. It is corrupted and the problem starts at the top. I am referring to Jim Clapper and John Brennan. They are proven liars. Donald Trump is absolutely on solid ground to doubt anything these two scoundrels claim to be true.
Let’s recall what Clapper said under oath to Senator Ron Wyden on 12 March 2013:
“Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?”
Director Clapper responded “No, sir.”
Incredulously, Senator Wyden asked “It does not?”
Director Clapper responded “Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertantly perhaps collect, but not wittingly.”
Three months later Edward Snowden exposed Clapper’s mendacity when he leaked Top Secret material showing that the NSA was engaged in a secret program to collect tens of millions of Americans’ phone call records. But the NSA programs were not limited to phone calls; collection also includedAmericans’ web browsing histories, chat logs, email usage and even their physical locations.
Missing from the Intelligence Report: The Word 'Podesta' https://t.co/JWxMFOpZCE— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) January 10, 2017
Friday, January 6, 2017
A very happy 72nd anniversary to President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush! Their love and leadership is an example to us all. pic.twitter.com/idFJRbSGyb— GOP (@GOP) January 6, 2017
CBS, ABC Wake Up to Idea That Hey, Maybe, Just Maybe Russia Didn’t Make Hillary Lose https://t.co/0UlBAOfJEM— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) January 7, 2017
Did the Intel community or the Obama White House leak this 50 page classified document? https://t.co/0GSErfpGGk— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) January 6, 2017
US government's declassified "Russian hacking" report has the curious disclaimer that it is based on watching TV and reading Tweets. pic.twitter.com/Ac1Iyec839— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 6, 2017
#PseudoLeak (n): Where the White House authorizes officials to funnel anonymous claims to pet 'journalists' for political advantage.— WikiLeaks Task Force (@WLTaskForce) January 6, 2017
White House play:— WikiLeaks Task Force (@WLTaskForce) January 6, 2017
1. Make Trump intel briefing Fri-afternoon so nothing he says matters.
2. Push out uncheckable claims through pets Thu
Russian hacking? What did they do? They exposed the truth about Hillary and the voters responded. No vote totals hacked.— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) January 6, 2017
Biden just read election results:— Tennessee GOP (@TEN_GOP) January 6, 2017
Spotted Eagle: 1
Republicans jeering and yelling at Rep Barbara Lee as Biden rejects her objection to the Michigan certification.— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@maddow) January 6, 2017
"The Southern Poverty Law Center is to 'hate' what Rolling Stone is to rape. It is the biggest peddler of fantasies since Walt Disney."
"The SPLC is to 'hate' what Rolling Stone is to rape. It is the biggest peddler of fantasies since Walt Disney." https://t.co/9OJGX9aZ6T— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 6, 2017
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Obama, Emanuel, Ayers, Farrakhan, Jesse, Pfleger--leftwing brainpower. Why isn't Chicago a shining city on a hill?
Obama, Emanuel, Ayers, Farrakhan, Jesse, Pfleger--leftwing brainpower. Why isn't Chicago a shining city on a hill? pic.twitter.com/mKt4ODaWMP— Larry Elder (@larryelder) January 5, 2017
As Republicans prepare to repeal (and… replace?) the program as per their campaign promises, liberals are trotting out a golden oldie in the form of the Pottery Barn rule… you break it, you bought it. ...
...Trying to apply this analogy to Obamacare is a complete red herring and the Democrats should be called out on it immediately. Obamacare is not the pot… it’s also not the health care system. We had a functional, if highly problematic health care system in this country before the Affordable Care Act was passed and we will still have one when it’s gone. Far more to the point, Obamacare did not “fix” the healthcare system in this country. It blew it up in several significant ways, not least of which was the exponential increases in premium costs and the large number of healthcare providers who wound up kicking out their satisfied patients because they wouldn’t accept Obamacare coverage.
This isn’t just an apples and oranges situation.. it’s Venus and Mars. The Pottery Barn rule does not apply to Obamacare because the “pot” in question is already in pieces. The only options that the GOP have now are to sweep up the pieces and try to glue together something that will hold water until real, positive reforms which don’t further harm consumers can be put in place.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
"The country is eagerly awaiting Trump's presidency - No matter what Hollywood or silly left-wing elites would have you believe..."
The GOP has been effectively leaderless for a decade. Trump's tweet about the OCE showed those days are over. https://t.co/lynBf4imsw— Matt K. Lewis (@mattklewis) January 4, 2017
They skin his head to the fucking bone, because he's a Trump supporter. What the fuck America@fox32news— Mr Bones (@mrbones_returns) January 4, 2017
Chicago PD questioning suspects in live-streamed torture vid, unsure if 'f**k white people' points to hate crime https://t.co/WTJOo8oskL— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 5, 2017
MORE VIDEO FOUND— James J. Vinson (NT) (@JamesJVinson) January 5, 2017
Blacks kidnap and torture white Trump supporter. pic.twitter.com/aNrQuULeRk
thank u 4 ur opinion Mr. Lemon https://t.co/HOLWFc5v7S— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 5, 2017
SERIOUSLY!? Hot take from WaPo’s The Fix about man’s kidnapping & torture sends heads to desks https://t.co/rT50JgiXRn— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 5, 2017
McConnell Wants Cabinet Confirmations, Obamacare Repeal Without Replacement Before Inauguration; Cruz, Lee, Rubio Call on Senate to Repeal ‘as Many Provisions of Obamacare as Possible’
So, yes, repeal 100% of Obamacare. Allow unlimited HSA savings ( tax deductible!), allow private pools, and sales across state lines.— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) January 5, 2017
Looks like, If you like Obama's smooth presidential transition, Trump can keep it https://t.co/yYhf8hSIkv— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) January 4, 2017
The UN is supposed to protect lives, right? https://t.co/vMEYc2Ti6u— TheBlaze (@theblaze) January 4, 2017
Doc Thompson lays out the new members of the UN’s Human Rights Council, and some of the names on the list are quite shocking given their poor human rights records.
For example, incoming member Burundi is in a the midst of a human rights crisis, according to Human Rights Watch. Furthermore, Saudia Arabia and Cuba, two of the other new council members, have been named by watchdog group Freedom House as among the 20 worst countries in the world in terms of human rights abuses.
“The worst 20, they said Cuba and Saudi Arabia. And they are on the Human Rights Council!” Doc exclaims. “They’re doing it wrong. They really are doing it wrong.”
Doc jokingly offers an explanation for this bizarre move: “Maybe if we put them on the council, then they’ll be like, ‘Oh, we’ve been doing it wrong. Oh, I’m really embarrassed that we haven’t been doing this. We’re going to change our act right away.'”
LIVE BY RECONCILIATION, DIE BY RECONCILIATION: Senate Republicans just introduced an Obamacare repeal…
Repealing Obamacare 🎯 pic.twitter.com/7ebbZU450I— Barb Voted Trump💋 (@winegirl73) January 2, 2017
...Senate Budget Committee Chair Michael Enzi (R-WY) introduced a budget resolution Tuesday that includes “reconciliation instructions” that enable Congress to repeal Obamacare with a simple Senate majority. Passing a budget resolution that includes those instructions will mean that the legislation can pass through the budget reconciliation process, in which bills cannot be filibustered.
That means Republicans will only need 50 of their 52 members in the Senate, and a bare majority in the House, to pass legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act. According to the Wall Street Journal, the budget resolution could be passed by both houses as early as next week.
To be clear, passing the budget resolutions does not itself repeal Obamacare. But it’s the necessary first step if Republicans are to do that this year, and unless three or more Republican senators defect (or 24 House members do), it’ll be smooth sailing for the repeal effort from there on out....
Fiscal Policy Report Card on America's Governors: Are you surprised Jerry Brown was ranked among the worst?
State governments have been in an expansionary phase in recent years. Even though U.S. eco- nomic growth since the last recession has been sluggish, general fund revenues of state govern- ments have grown 33 percent since 2010. Some of the nation’s governors have used the growing revenues to expand spending programs, while others have pursued tax cuts and tax reforms.
That is the backdrop to this year’s 13th biennial s- cal report card on the governors, which examines state budget actions since 2014. It uses statistical data to grade the governors on their taxing and spending records—gov- ernors who have cut taxes and spending the most receive the highest grades, while those who have increased taxes and spending the most receive the lowest grades.
Five governors were awarded an “A” on this report: Paul LePage of Maine, Pat McCrory of North Carolina, Rick Scott of Florida, Doug Ducey of Arizona, and Mike Pence of Indiana. Ten governors were awarded an “F”: Robert Bentley of Alabama, Peter Shumlin of Vermont, Jerry Brown of California, David Ige of Hawaii, Dan Malloy of Connecticut, Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota, Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Kate Brown of Oregon, Jay Inslee of Washington, and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania.
I’m not in the habit of complaining at the outset of a column, but I’ve taken on a nearly impossible task — figuring out which, of the hundreds of new California laws about to go into effect, are the stupidest.
Don’t laugh. I’m serious.
It’s really, really hard to keep the list at 10 with hundreds of hare-brained schemes that became real laws.
...#6. SB 1383: Controlling Cow Flatulence. Not making this up. In spite of the fact that 53 California dairy farmers went bankrupt, moved out of state, or just closed down this year, the Marxist-Progressives are back at it again. Capture cow farts or suffer heavy fines. CARB (CA Air Resources Board) suggests inserting a tube into the cow’s digestive system and venting into a backpack. Even liberals admit that laws like this, where government tries to control the uncontrollable, can have undesirable economic consequences. Lost jobs, lost industries, lost revenue. Stupid law....
...#8. SB1322: Legalizing Child Prostitution. This law bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution. Now that is nuts. I understand the idea of trying to not punish the victim, but certainly granting judges discretion is better than legalizing and therefor “green-lighting” behavior that is so harmful to the individual child....
As featured on The Drudge Report: Whatever happened to that smooth presidential transition Obama vowed? https://t.co/GFce35eKxL— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) January 3, 2017
Happy New Year: A Time to Celebrate Human Progress. We are living longer, healthier, more comfortable lives on a cleaner and more peaceful planet....
We are living longer, healthier, more comfortable lives on a cleaner and more peaceful planet.... https://t.co/g8I132PmfL— Cato Institute (@CatoInstitute) January 3, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Despite earlier reports: The Clintons (both of them) and the Bushes will attend Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration
The Clintons (both of them) and the Bushes will attend Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration.https://t.co/GbcZrNWymM— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) January 3, 2017
"Coastal elites set rules for others, exempt themselves, and tolerate rampant lawlessness from illegal aliens."
"Coastal elites set rules for others, exempt themselves, and tolerate rampant lawlessness from illegal aliens." -- … https://t.co/jcAy4jcGUc— National Review (@NRO) January 3, 2017
Now Schumer regrets that the nuclear option happened. Says he was a quiet opponent, even though he voted for it.
Now Schumer regrets that the nuclear option happened. Says he was a quiet opponent, even though he voted for it. https://t.co/pWL7E2D4Q6— David Freddoso (@freddoso) January 3, 2017
Now that the new Congress has convened, Obama no longer has any hope of getting Merrick Garland confirmed to SCOTUS. That ship has sailed.— David Martosko (@dmartosko) January 3, 2017
Democrats passed Obamacare with a simple majority. GOP can repeal it with a simple majority. Thems the rules.— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) January 3, 2017
In a few weeks we will welcome a new president who offers us yet another new beginning—a new chance to work toward that more perfect union.— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 3, 2017
I want to say to the American people: We hear you. We will do right by you. And we will deliver.— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 3, 2017
We are not here to be; we are here to do. As your Speaker, I intend to keep this place running at full speed.— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) January 3, 2017
Senate Republicans just introduced an Obamacare repeal plan Democrats can’t stop: https://t.co/ifUXDo9aKb— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) January 3, 2017
My USA TODAY column: John Podesta fell for a phishing scam. Let's not start another Cold War over that. https://t.co/ni4VeRWaGI— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) January 3, 2017
TRUMP: With all that Congress has to work on, do they really have to make the weakening of the Independent Ethics Watchdog, as unfair as it may be, their number one act and priority. Focus on tax reform, healthcare and so many other things of far greater importance!
With all that Congress has to work on, do they really have to make the weakening of the Independent Ethics Watchdog, as unfair as it— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017
........may be, their number one act and priority. Focus on tax reform, healthcare and so many other things of far greater importance! #DTS— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017
Why the Office of Congressional Ethics mattershttps://t.co/JcWDbTATVS— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) January 3, 2017
Gutting the budget/power of OCE is a bipartisan issue- CBC tried it in 2010. https://t.co/qtRZkjLFiT— Kerry Picket (@KerryPicket) January 3, 2017
CA businesses flee to Las Vegas as a result of minimum wage hike; Restaurants add minimum wage hike surcharge
It's a happy New Year for California government employees, who will receive raises of up to 19 percent this year.
A look inside moving day at the White House https://t.co/7YiXayE6Bo— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) January 3, 2017
This drive to “change the culture” has led gun control advocates to target gun owners and Second Amendment rights advocates and has destroyed any good will between Second Amendment supporters and government regulators.
Disarray: Democrats are demanding change from a national committee they say has focused too heavily on the White House.
Democrats are demanding change from a national committee they say has focused too heavily on the White House. https://t.co/hbU56lJAFt— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) January 2, 2017
These girls in #Israel are not just 4 show! Dozens of terror attacks have been stopped by civilians with arms
Monday, January 2, 2017
Julian Assange confirms AGAIN that the source of the DNC/Podesta email leaks was NOT the Russian government.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Assange in Hannity TV Interview Confirms Russians Had Nothing to Do With Podesta, Clinton Emails RT https://t.co/O6Zjwc5wDF— Thomas Paine (@Thomas1774Paine) January 3, 2017
Assange: It was not Russia pic.twitter.com/u8tC9rYrMP— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) January 3, 2017
Assange To Hannity: "Our Source Is Not The Russian Government" https://t.co/gGZgGqXMDZ— zerohedge (@zerohedge) January 3, 2017
Republicans take control: What Trump and the GOP are planning for 2017 https://t.co/Uau8XyP7bK— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 3, 2017
People must remember that ObamaCare just doesn't work, and it is not affordable - 116% increases (Arizona). Bill Clinton called it "CRAZY"— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017
The Democrat Governor.of Minnesota said "The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is no longer affordable!" - And, it is lousy healthcare.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017
Before Trump takes office, Obama may use legal action to enforce some of his thousands of new crushing regulations
Before Trump takes office, Obama may use legal action to enforce some of his thousands of new crushing regulations https://t.co/mOU2gn3iMq— Heritage Action (@Heritage_Action) January 1, 2017
For those pushing the "Obama can put Merrick Garland on the Court during a five minute window" theory, please see this from SCOTUS
No chance- 1)Sen Schumer would have NO negotiating power afterwards 2)Vulnerable Dems & 2018 3) Garland compromised https://t.co/QJu3veiCOW— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) January 2, 2017
For those pushing the "Obama can put Merrick Garland on the Court during a five minute window" theory, please see this from SCOTUS pic.twitter.com/lf4QiSlfnr— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 2, 2017
His last vacation behind him, President Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency.
His last vacation behind him, President Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency. https://t.co/kVSAbIScyD— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) January 2, 2017
First Family deplanes Air Force One coming back from Hawaii, from in-town press pool position. Travel pool also *on* plane with POTUS. pic.twitter.com/xduX55BPTl— Jared Rizzi (@JaredRizzi) January 2, 2017
Here's When and Where Obama Is Giving His Farewell Speech - As President Barack Obama's time in office nears it... https://t.co/ED7U5qxj7x— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) January 2, 2017
Barack Obama’s Terrific Tantrum - By Ilana Mercer You’re witnessing a fantastic fit of pique from Barack Obama.... https://t.co/s2hBm9NYxl— Jeff Dunetz (@yidwithlid) January 2, 2017
Don't worry, it's OK with him: 8 years of Obama vacations cost taxpayers $85 million https://t.co/qBneFRBn3d— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) January 2, 2017
The cost of Obama family vacations: pic.twitter.com/HivCf4Du95— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) December 29, 2016
When it comes to Congressional engagement, even Obama's friends say Trump is already doing a better job
On Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI released a joint report about Russian cyberattacks, titled “Grizzly Steppe.” The report had been expected to lay out more details about intelligence agency’s claims that the Russian government was directly linked to hacks on the DNC and other organizations, but security experts have expressed broad disappointment with the report.
Jeffrey Carr, author of Inside Cyber Warfare, wrote on Friday that the report “adds nothing to the call for evidence that the Russian government was responsible” for the campaign hacks. Robert Lee, a former Air Force cyberwarfare officer and cybersecurity fellow at New America, argues that the report is of limited use to security professionals, in part because of poor organization and lack of crucial details....
The report, (Jeffrey Carr, author of Inside Cyber Warfare) says, lists hacking groups previously suspected of Russian government ties, mostly identified by commercial security firms, “without providing any supporting evidence that such a connection exists.” That evidence may still remain classified, but Carr says that if so, it should be reviewed by an independent commission, because the White House targeting of Russia “is looking more and more like a domestic political operation run by the White House”....
...political anxiety over the lack of evidence is simmering elsewhere, too. Writing on Friday, left-wing commentator Matt Taibbi described the Grizzly Steppe report as “long on jargon but short on specifics,” and part of a broader pattern of government overstatement with “an element of salesmanship.”
MAG: 'STINKY' RUSSIA STORY SHORT ON SPECIFICS... https://t.co/hZZjqoicDn— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) December 30, 2016
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Happy New Year!! Only 20 days to go!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/F95ZCypY9G— Jon McNaughton (@McNaughtonArt) January 2, 2017
Still probably my favorite 2016 moment pic.twitter.com/BXz06Teay4— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) January 2, 2017
"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone"
"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone" Frederic Bastiat— Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) December 28, 2016