Saturday, January 14, 2017

Agitprop: George Soros Gave Nearly $90 Million to @womensmarch Partners

No Conservatives Allowed: Protesters shut down UC-Davis event featuring Milo Yiannopoulos, and Martin Shkreli

Donald Trump will give millennials more economic opportunity

HATE: Trump listed as threat to human rights by Human Rights Watch

Trey Gowdy becomes first South Carolina lawmaker to join House intel panel

Now suddenly the far left Washington Post admits that Obama's economic policies were a disaster

The Spicy Dossier, Fake News, and the Role of the Media

Enough already with the celebrity anti-Trump PSAs

Friday, January 13, 2017

“A new administration is gonna be in town… When you get new leadership good things can really happen.”

Pelosi blames Bush for $9 trillion in debt added under Obama

George W. Bush’s Daughter’s Open Letter to Malia and Sasha Obama

...In eight years, you have done so much. Seen so much. You stood at the gates of the Robben Island cell where South Africa’s Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for decades, your arms around your father. You traveled to Liberia and Morocco with your mom to talk with girls about the importance of education—girls who saw themselves in you, saw themselves in your parents, saw who they could become if they continued to study and learn. You attended state dinners, hiked in national parks, met international leaders and managed to laugh at your dad’s jokes during the annual Thanksgiving turkey pardon, all while being kids, attending school and making friends. We have watched you grow from girls to impressive young women with grace and ease.

And through it all you had each other. Just like we did.

Now you are about to join another rarified club, one of former First Children—a position you didn’t seek and one with no guidelines. But you have so much to look forward to. You will be writing the story of your lives, beyond the shadow of your famous parents, yet you will always carry with you the experiences of the past eight years....

House cements path to Obamacare repeal Repeal starts while he is still in office, helpless to stop it.

Obama’s Final Revenge: Screws Cuban Refugees

SAVE THE DATE: Watch Matt Welch Debate Jonathan Chait About Obama’s Greatness in NY on Jan. 17

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Obama Adds Three Humboldt Sites to California Coastal National Monument »

Obama Adds Three Humboldt Sites to California Coastal National Monument - Lost Coast Outpost

Clapper expresses "profound dismay" over Trump leak

Giuliani to Head Trump’s New Cyber Security Committee

"We want a health care system that allows Americans to access quality, affordable care. That's not what #Obamacare does."

"Trump's conference reaffirmed his mastery at performance"

For decades, certain rules governed how politicians dealt with controversy. Until Trump came up with new rules of his own.

...At the heart of the old set of rules was a basic idea: Everyone makes mistakes; when you do, offer a heartfelt apology, and then try to move on. Apologizing has become so widespread in crisis communications that pundits analyze corporate apologies each year to praise the most effective ones. In the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton apologized for over a dozen things, ranging from her 1996 use of the word “super-predator,” to her 2002 vote in support of the Iraq War, to her 2009 decision to use a private email server at the State Department, to her 2016 use of the phrase “basket of deplorables.”...

Cory Booker: The Histrionics of a Fraud

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

In their own words: how Obamacare hurts Americans of all walks of life. There is a #BetterWay.

@BuzzFeedNews McCarthyism

And last night, many Democrats openly embraced and celebrated what was, so plainly, an attempt by the Deep State to sabotage an elected official who had defied it: ironically, its own form of blackmail.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, along with their three children, are set to move into the Washington D.C neighbourhood of Kalorama following the inauguration of her father, Donald Trump.

Obama's farewell address

The California Department of Justice has officially submitted regulations for the newly classified “Bullet Button Assault Weapons” to the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) for final publication in the California Code of Regulations (CCR). The problem? The regulations were submitted as “File and Print” only, meaning DOJ is claiming that the regulations are expressly exempted from public comment.

...Contrary to the limits of the OAL exemption contained in the statute itself, the regulations submitted by DOJ to OAL go far beyond what is necessary for the registration process. The regulations actually read like a wish list from the gun ban lobby that DOJ is attempting to shoehorn into the limited exception to the regulatory adoption process actually contained in the law. Included in the regulations DOJ submitted are over 40 new definitions, excessive personal information requirements for registering a firearm, requirements that individuals provide information on where they acquired their firearms, requirements that individuals provide DOJ with photos of their firearms, requirements for serializing firearms built from 80% receivers, expansion of the “assault weapon” definition to bullet-button equipped shotguns, and restrictions on removing the “bullet-button” once the firearm is registered as an “assault weapon.”

In response, today NRA and CRPA’s legal team submitted a joint-letter to DOJ demanding that DOJ withdraw their regulations as a violation of the authority granted under the law. NRA and CRPA’s legal team also submitted a joint-letter to OAL requesting OAL to reject and not officially publish DOJ’s regulations. In the event that DOJ does not adhere to this demand letter, a lawsuit will be promptly filed....

Confirming Sessions: Context here, get yer context! How long Cabinet confirmations take

New @HillaryClinton email files detail dispute between FBI and State Department over Benghazi message

Trump Must Expose Obama’s Abuses of Power

Oh my. Look at the correction on the "Trump is letting go people in charge of maintaining nuclear arsenal" story.

ISIS Shows Preschooler Killing Victim Tied to Carnival Ball Pit, More

How protesters plan to wreck Donald Trump's inauguration

Many roadblocks limit our nation’s medical innovators and entrepreneurs, and Congress can remove them

...Many roadblocks limit our nation’s innovators and entrepreneurs, some of which could be removed rapidly by Congress, especially when there is already broad, bipartisan agreement to do so. Perhaps no better example of this would be the permanent repeal of the disastrous medical-device excise tax. This monstrosity, a provision of the Affordable Care Act, was a dark cloud over medical-technology innovation during the years it was in place and led to drastic cuts in R&D, job losses, and lost opportunities to improve patient care. Congress recognized how detrimental this policy was to innovation and suspended the tax for two years, but if nothing is done, it will resume in 2018. Fully repealing the medical-device tax once and for all — which has been spearheaded by Representative Erik Paulsen (R., Minn.) — is a commonsense approach that would remove a massive obstacle to improving patient outcomes and the creation of high-tech manufacturing jobs.

Most of the burden of stimulating R&D and getting new diagnostics and drugs into the marketplace will fall to the executive branch. In the Trump administration, we can expect a new head of the FDA, one of the 4,000 or so sub-cabinet-level political appointees. The post of FDA commissioner is one of the most important in the government because the FDA regulates products worth more than $1 trillion, 25 cents of every consumer dollar. Those products, which encompass food, drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and your dog’s flea medicine, affect every American in innumerable ways every day....

The analysis and debate will continue over what the 2016 election meant and how it will impact the future of policymaking, especially government regulation. Congress has already seized the initiative, attempting to reassert its oversight over the executive branch: The REINS Act, passed by the House last Thursday, would require congressional approval of all new major regulations, and the House’s controversial revival of the “Holman rule” would permit Congress to slash the pay of individual federal workers guilty of gross negligence or incompetence.

What there can be no debate about is that we need to address the persistent health challenges facing America, while also creating good jobs for a workforce that yearns to be a part of the dynamic 21st century.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg sends note to 8-yr-old who dressed as her for "Superhero Day"

Trump's been wildly successful in efforts to bring jobs back. The wave of job creation & investment he's unleashed will only grow.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Benjamin Netanyahu: Thanks, Germany, for standing with us in our common struggle against terrorism.

Hill hearings start on Trump’s Cabinet picks; Here’s what you need to know

Tuesday, Jan. 10

Attorney General: Sen. Jeff Sessions

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold the confirmation hearings for Trump’s pick for Attorney General, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Russian hacking

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper will be back on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, answering questions on Russian intelligence activities that interfered in the U.S. election from the Senate Intelligence Panel. He will be joined by CIA Director John Brennan, NSA Director Michael Rogers, and FBI Director James Comey.

Secretary of Homeland Security: John Kelly

Retired Marine John Kelly, who Trump tapped to be his homeland security secretary, will have a hearing in front of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday....

Wednesday, Jan. 11

Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for Trump’s nominee to head the State Department on Wednesday....

CIA Director: Rep. Mike Pompeo

Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, will be questioned by the Senate Select Comittee on Intelligence on Wednesday....

Secretary of Transportation: Elaine Chao

Elaine Chao, who Trump tapped to be his transportation secretary, will have a hearing in front of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee....

Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos

Trump’s choice to lead the Education Department, Republican mega-donor Betsy DeVos, will have a hearing in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on Wednesday....

Thursday, Jan. 12

Secretary of Commerce: Wilbur Ross

The private-equity investor billionaire will have a hearing in front of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Thursday....

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Ben Carson

The retired neurosurgeon who ran against Trump in the 2016 Republican primary will have a hearing in front of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Thursday.

"Since the nuclear agreement, we have been sending Iran $700 million a month."

...An Iranian official has confirmed that the US sent the Iranian central bank more than $10 billion in cash, gold, and other assets since 2013. Since the nuclear agreement, we have been sending Iran $700 million a month. That money includes the $1.7 billion paid in ransom for US sailors being held hostage by the regime.

Washington Free Beacon:

The latest disclosure by Iran, which comports with previous claims about the Obama administration obfuscating details about its cash transfers to Iran—including a $1.7 billion cash payment included in a ransom to free Americans—sheds further light on the White House’s back room dealings to bolster Iran’s economy and preserve the Iran nuclear agreement.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi confirmed last week a recent report in the Wall Street Journal detailing some $10 billion in cash and assets provided to Iran since 2013, when the administration was engaging in sensitive diplomacy with Tehran aimed at securing the nuclear deal.

Ghasemi disclosed that the $10 billion figure just scratches the surface of the total amount given to Iran by the United States over the past several years.

“I will not speak about the precise amount,” Ghasemi was quoted as saying in Persian language reports independently translated for the Washington Free Beacon.

The $10 billion figure is actually a “stingy” estimate, Ghasemi claimed, adding that a combination of cash, gold, and other assets was sent by Washington to Iran’s Central Bank and subsequently “spent.”...

The Grapes of Liberal Winter: Obamas to leave Washington immediately after Trump inauguration

...Despite President Obama's public rhetoric, we never knew the man, for he used language to create a fog of misinformation around his life, his character and his intentions. He believed in class warfare -- the first weapon of Marxist ideology -- yet he spoke only of "hope and change," and there we listened. He brought a passion for political reforms that seemed irresistible, and many wanted to hear him; therefore, we gave him our trust, for we are a nation of good will. In this we were honest; he was not. We wanted to give this man a chance to succeed, to do the things he said he would do -- this man who spoke so well with words written by others. We remember his perverse ingratitude, as well as his arrogance, towards the working middle class, the very people who offered him their hopes for a better life. We wanted to believe in him; he did not wish to believe in us.

There is no good instruction in a lie. When Mr. Obama tried to explain the historic Democratic losses following the 2014 and 2016 elections, he would not admit their self-evident cause in the failure of his policies or his serial abuse of the public's trust but rather attributed these losses to "a failure of messaging." In other words, the Democrats, in his opinion, would not have lost the governorships, the Senate, the House, and the presidency if only established liberal voices had more forcibly articulated his message to the voters, and he scolded journalists for their failure in disseminating and explaining it....

Missing from the Intelligence Report: The Word 'Podesta'

Poll: 80% Want Justices Who Apply Constitution as Originally Written

We'll soon know whether US Spies bluffed on Russia

#Winning: Alibaba's Jack Ma Meets with Trump to Create Over 1 Million US Jobs

Spot the difference: DC Metro cards from Obama's 2009 inauguration and Trump's

California: Storm dumps 13 inches in 72 hours in one Bay Area location

6 years later, Obamacare is as controversial as ever

Streep called on the press to be hard on Trump and people are cheering but have they all been asleep the last eight years? Think about the IRS scandal for a moment. The media did all they could to forget that story. Imagine if the IRS under President Trump was targeting liberal groups and making it almost impossible to get their tax-exempt status?

...Yes, that’s Streep standing and applauding at the 1:10 mark. For those who don’t remember, Roman Polanski pled guilty to statutory rape and admitted in open court to having sex with his victim when he knew she was only 13 years old. Polanski was 43. In so doing, he avoided trial on a number of more serious charges. His victim’s grand jury testimony was chilling...

Sunday, January 8, 2017

How great is America? We twice elected a college stoner raised by Communists with no management experience to run our country and survived.

Fact check: Republicans have over 10 replacement plans, GOP hasn't said repeal w/o safety net. Probably the most false segment today.

If you needed another reminder NOT to drive in flooded areas, there's this from Petaluma today

Life Coach Tony Robbins leaves CA because of taxes, encourages others to do the same.

Meanwhile, our state's political leadership insists this isn't happening and that everyone will stay because of the weather. (HJTA)

...If you’re still shaking your head and saying no, I get it. I was with you on this until recently. I grew up in California and never imagined living anywhere else. Even when I started traveling extensively and buying homes and properties all over the world, California was always my base. I never imagined leaving.

That changed in 2012 when California raised taxes on the highest-income earners more than 30 percent, to 13.3 percent. After a lifetime of paying through the nose on state income taxes (California's are among the country's most punishing), I found my tax situation had worsened.

I had played by the rules, and the rules had come to bite me. But instead of feeling sorry for myself, I voted with my conscience -- or my feet, I should say....

...Florida has no state income tax.

We went from a 13.3 percent state income tax in California to nothing -- nada, zip, no state income tax in Florida. So with the taxes we’re saving every year as residents of the Sunshine State instead of the Golden State, we hope to pay off our entire new home in six years....

Families in AZ, TN, OK, IL, NC, & more are facing huge #Obamacare premium increases. This law is hurting people.

Of course, by suggesting that Russian interests are aligned with the left, instead of Trump, that's "McCarthyism."

"Mountain gave birth to a mouse: all accusations against Russia are based on ‘confidence’ and assumptions. US was sure about Hussein possessing WMD in the same way." - Althouse

From the comments: EDH said... If Hillary was indeed the target of Russian espionage (phishing) and propaganda, it seems to me the long-range Russian strategy was more likely intended to facilitate the ascendency of the Sanders-Warren wing of her party over the establishment rather than to specifically aid Trump.

After all, much of the inculpatory information released revealed how the DNC establishment, the Clinton campaign and the media coordinated to rig the primary process against Sanders.

The underlying inconsistency of the intelligence report's assessment of Russian strategic intent is revealed in the “Annex,” which describes RT “Strategic Messaging” on behalf of Russian government “interests in areas such as foreign and energy policy.”

The content of that messaging is summarized in the report by several bullet points that read like a Bernie Sanders stump speech:

Occupy Wall Street. "Information warfare aimed at promoting popular dissatisfaction with the US Government. RT created a Facebook app to connect Occupy Wall Street protesters via social media. In addition, RT featured its own hosts in Occupy rallies.”
Civil Liberties. The United States as a "surveillance state" with “widespread infringements of civil liberties, police brutality, and drone use.”

Economic Injustice. “RT has also focused on criticism of the US economic system, US currency policy, alleged Wall Street greed, and the US national debt. Some of RT's hosts have compared the United States to Imperial Rome and have predicted that government corruption and "corporate greed" will lead to US financial collapse.

Anti-Fracking. “RT runs anti-fracking programming, highlighting environmental issues and the impacts on public health. This is likely reflective of the Russian Government's concern about the impact of fracking and US natural gas production on the global energy market and the potential challenges to Gazprom's profitability.”

Non-Intervention. “RT is a leading media voice opposing Western intervention in the Syrian conflict and blaming the West for waging "information wars" against the Syrian Government. In an earlier example of RT's messaging in support of the Russian Government, during the Georgia-Russia military conflict the channel accused Georgians of killing civilians and organizing a genocide of the Ossetian people.“

Of course, by suggesting that Russian interests are aligned with the left, instead of Trump, that's "McCarthyism."

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If you still can't figure out what a BitCoin is...

Inauguration Day is January 20