Saturday, April 29, 2017

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT'S DINNER SANS TRUMP











100 DAYS: Trump begins second 100 days held hostage by Republicans in Congress

















"You know that they are playing with somebody who relishes letting go of missiles and everything. I would not want to go into his (Kim's) mind because I really do not know what's inside but he's putting mother earth, the planet to an edge."



Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday urged the United States to show restraint after North Korea's latest missile test and to avoid playing into the hands of leader Kim Jong Un, who "wants to end the world".

The notoriously blunt Duterte said the Southeast Asia region was extremely worried about tensions between the United States and North Korea, and said one misstep would be a "catastrophe" and Asia would be the first victim of a nuclear war.

The United States, Japan, South Korea and China, he said, were sparring with a man who was excited about the prospect of firing missiles....





America Rising PAC Releases Ad Highlighting Democratic Party’s ‘Race to the Bottom’

WashDC trashed by #PeoplesClimateMarch.







Gallup: Trump approval jumps 3 points overnight







First Lady blossoms! Melania dedicates healing garden at Children's Medical Center...



California: Bill to lengthen probation for teachers clears first hurdle

How California DMV Could Settle the Question of Voter Fraud

This is ample evidence that bloggers are still doing the reporting that elite journalists don’t want to do!



...I was initially hesitant to purchase Shattered because of the authors’ biographies. Jonathan Allen writes for Politico and Vox, neither site being able to offer much in the way of non-biased coverage when it comes to President Trump. Amie Parne’s credentials include contributing to The Hill, a pro-establishment outlet, and actually being involved in covering Hillary’s campaign.

However, I am totally addicted to news about the shock of Election Night 2016. I will occasionally watch the network coverage for the shear pleasure of seeing the leading pundits have to backtrack on over one-year of fake news and erroneous prognostications.

So, against my gut feeling, I bought the book…and it was every bit of the disappointment I feared it would be.

To begin with, the few times that the authors seem to put any passion in their writing is when they insult Trump. A sample of this needless and unprofessional contempt comes as they write about the aftermath of the debates....







Students despise Obama policies...when credited to Trump

The Classicist with Victor Davis Hanson "Lessons from the Post-#Vietnam Era"

Friday, April 28, 2017

North Korea has test-fired another ballistic missile









Elizabeth Warren Jokes About Wanting to ‘Cut Open’ Republican ‘Bodies’





Trump to NRA: 8-Year-Assault on Second Amendment Over..











Middle class must be higher priority for California leaders.



...Since 2007, the loss of our manufacturing base has cost Los Angeles nearly 89,000 good-paying middle-class jobs. Those jobs have been replaced with service-sector jobs that pay less than half of the jobs they replaced. At the same time, Los Angeles County has seen poverty rates climb, the middle class shrink, housing affordability grow beyond the grasp of working people, and homelessness hit crisis proportions. Our “middle class” is slipping away into a world of haves and have-nots....

Thursday, April 27, 2017

No Coulter, no violence: Berkeley holds the peace amid protests



Nikki Haley on #Syria: "All eyes & all pressure now need to go to #Russia because they are the ones that could stop this if they wanted to."

"The Howard Jarvis group is looking at a ballot measure for next year that would restrict gas​ price increases beyond the national average, said organization president Jon Coupal."

The left is a pro-crime lobby. Behind the empty theater of its sham feminism and pink rallies, it is on the side of the rapists and the murderers.



A few months after lefty activists crowded Washington D.C. for the Women’s March, activists from many of those same organizations went to bat for a serial rapist and murderer.

Ledell Lee’s victims were all women. While he was on trial for the rape and murder of Debra Reese, the testimony of three of his rape victims was presented. Lee had made a habit of knocking on doors and asking to borrow some tools to see whether a woman’s husband might be home....

When Lee was caught after murdering Debra Reese, the evidence tied him to these assaults and two murders. He was convicted of two rapes and sentenced to death for his crimes against Debra Reese. Justice would be done. But first justice had to elbow past the ACLU and the pro-crime lobby.

In a Supreme Court dissent written on April 20, 2017, Justice Breyer whined, “Why now?” "The state is rushing to put him to death," complained Nina Morrison of the badly misnamed Innocence Project.

But it’s her client who rushed to put his victims to death. Ledell Lee had committed his crimes in the first years of the nineties. His youngest victim is now in her forties. Arkansas had let him live for decades.

Three other Supreme Court justices, feminist heroines Ginsburg, Kagan and Sotomayor, also clamored for a serial rapist.

Midazolam, a medication approved for sedating infants, has a “risk of severe pain”, Sotomayor wailed. The “wise Latina” failed to clarify whether it’s more painful than being beaten to death with a tire thumper, being strangled behind a school building or being held underwater until you pass out....

Trump has signed more bills in 100 days than any president since Truman

Portland Rose Festival Parade cancelled because it included Republicans



One of the staples of Portland, Oregon —”Portlandia” to TV viewers— is the annual Rose Festival, now in its 82nd year, and it has for several years now featured a kickoff parade, akin to the Rose Parade in Pasadena on January 1 every year. But this year’s parade, scheduled for this weekend, has been cancelled. The reason: It was going to include—gasp—Republicans! And this is too much for the hardened left, which threatens to shutdown the parade by violent means if it includes Republicans. And the city of Portland has caved....

This year’s parade was once again set to feature the Multnomah County Republican Party as one of the many groups slated to march, but that inclusion drew ire from some of the city’s left-leaning protest groups....

New funding will help birds, wildlife and habitat and increase public lands access



The Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, today approved $17.8 million in grants for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners to conserve or restore more than 108,000 acres of wetland and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, shorebirds and other birds in 14 states throughout the United States....

The grants, made through the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), will be matched by nearly $40 million in partner funds. NAWCA grants ensure waterfowl and other birds are protected throughout their lifecycles.

“Hunting and fishing are the cornerstones of Americans’ sportsmen heritage, and today, sportsmen and women are leading efforts in wildlife conservation,” said Secretary Zinke. “The projects approved today by the commission will benefit hundreds of wetland and coastal bird species, other wildlife, and their habitats, ensuring we have the ability to pass our shared heritage down to our kids and grandkids."

POLL FINDS TRUMP HOLDING STRONG DESPITE ATTACKS WHILE DEMOCRATS FALL BIG-TIME

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Trump Asks for Review of Obama’s Half-a-Billion-Acre Land Grab; CNN: ‘Controversial!’





At Berkeley: "A violent Left-wing mob dictates the rules at one of the nation’s most prominent academic institutions."



Trump signs order directing Education to review where it "unlawfully overstepped state and local control"

Killing California: $155 Billion a Year in Higher Taxes and Fees Proposed in First Four Months of Legislative Session



This week, the California Tax Foundation released the third edition of Tax Watch: Major Taxes and Fees Introduced in the California Legislature, a report cataloging all legislation introduced since the start of the legislative session in December that proposes a new or increased tax or fee.
The cumulative sum of these proposals is the highest we’ve ever identified. These proposals seek to increase the price of the most basic necessities – housing, health care, child care, groceries and driving a car. From a business perspective, these bills would make it costlier for start-ups, family businesses, neighborhood restaurants and California’s industry icons to keep their doors open.

TRUMP TAX PLAN UNVEILED..



















Conservative groups support new change to Obamacare repeal bill







Judge Who Blocked Trump’s Sanctuary City Executive Order Is A Major Obama Bundler



Federal Judge William Orrick III, who on Tuesday blocked an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on so-called sanctuary cities, was a major donor to and bundler for former President Barack Obama.

Orrick issued the order on Tuesday which blocked the Trump administration from denying federal funds to sanctuary cities San Francisco and Santa Clara. The same day, Fox News reported that Orrick was a bundler for Obama and raised at least $200,000 for the former president.

Orrick's bundling for Obama and donations of over $30,000 to groups supporting Obama were revealed by the Federalist in 2015, after the judge gained attention for issuing a restraining order against an organization that filmed undercover footage of Planned Parenthood employees discussing the sale of fetal organs.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELANIA!





ESPN Flagship on Fire: 100 Employees Thrown Overboard. Middle America Knows Why

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Death toll in Venezuela's unrest rises to 26











Ted Cruz proposes using assets seized from drug lords like El Chapo to pay for the border wall



Who is lying?

It's White House Correspondents' dinner time: Why aren't media at the table?



This year there will be fewer cocktail parties, fewer exclusive invitations. It's a strong reaction to a president who, in spite of all his anti-media tough talk, hasn't actually done anything like what his predecessor did to curb press freedoms...

It's a strong reaction to a president who, in spite of all his anti-media tough talk, hasn't actually done anything like what his predecessor did to curb press freedoms.

The Trump administration hasn't, for example, subpoenaed reporters in an effort to get them to reveal their sources. Nor has it secretly collected reporters' phone records. Nor set new records for denying Freedom of Information Act requests.

These distinctions go to Obama, whose two terms in office included several real infringements on the press.

In February 2011, for example, federal investigators were revealed to have spied on the New York Times' James Risen. They were attempting to determine whether he was the recipient of leaked CIA information. Investigators went through Risen's credit reports and his personal bank records, and they obtained information about his phone calls and travel, according to a motion filed in a federal court.

In April of that year, the New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Bloomberg hosted WHCA parties as if nothing had happened.

So did People and Time magazine....

Later, in May 2013, the Associated Press revealed the Justice Department had secretly collected two months' worth of personal and work-related phone calls made by AP reporters and editors.

The Justice Department secretly obtained records on incoming and outgoing calls made by specific AP journalists, as well as general news staff, the news group reported. Federal investigators even collected data on calls made by AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery.

That same year, the Justice Department labeled Fox News reporter James Rosen a "criminal co-conspirator" under the Espionage Act of 1917 in relation to a case involving possibly leaked classified information. Federal investigators tried to gain access to Rosen's personal emails and phone records.

The Justice Department went so far as to monitor the Fox News reporter's visits to the State Department, including tracing his phone calls and attempting to review his personal emails. Rosen was even labeled a "flight risk."

None of these things deterred Vanity Fair, Bloomberg, Time, People or the New Yorker from throwing WHCA parties in 2014....

The same year Lizza tweeted about standing next to actresses, the Obama administration set a record for denying the most Freedom of Information Act requests of any administration. The Obama administration did it again in 2015. The same groups that are forgoing their normal WHCA festivities now that Trump is president were apparently undisturbed by this, because they went ahead with their parties anyway in 2015 and in 2016....

The University of California’s headquarters hid $175 million from the public and lawmakers in a secret reserve fund while the Office of the President was asking the state for more money





The office of UC President Janet Napolitano created a secret reservebudget over the course of four years, the audit found. Included in the reserve was $32 million collected from campuses that could have been spent on students.

“These problems indicate that significant change is necessary to strengthen the public’s trust in the University,” Howell wrote in the audit.

At 100 Days, Trump's No Russian Stooge or Fascist

On this day in history:





Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway: More deception





Mark Levin opened his show tonight on the stunning investigative report on the Obama nuke deal from Politico this morning. He read from the post while giving commentary along the way, explaining just how big this really is and how the administration and media lied about it.



Monday, April 24, 2017

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as Trump's agriculture secretary 87-11



How Obama DOJ/FBI lied about "criminal" investigation of Clinton. Politics over the rule of law.

BIG WEEK









Where's the ACLU?

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FRENCH ELECTION CALLED CHOICE BETWEEN ISLAM/DEMOCRACY: Le Pen praised for 'efforts to shut down the spread of Islam'http://www.

With all the taxes & hidden taxes on gas, CA drivers will soon pay over $2/gallon more than nat. average

"Hasn’t Bill Clinton been fellated thoroughly enough?"





...Clinton won, Clinton was slick, and Clinton made fools out of Republicans and high-profile right-wing critics. He provided American progressives with all they really want out of a politician: emotional validation. (Hey, Trump voters!) And so Democrats loved him — deeply, madly, and, in many cases, to the point of abasing themselves.... Rather than send Bill Clinton into his dotage with a generous allowance of Viagra and interns, they gave his wife — his batty, corrupt, inept, corrupt, feckless, corrupt, preening, unbearable, corrupt, condescending, and corrupt wife — the Senate seat being vacated by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the last good Democrat. She was elected to represent the state of New York in the Senate when she did not even live there... She did not do very much in the Senate, though she did manage to acquire a nice real-estate portfolio, including a Chappaqua house with a pool big enough to dock Marco Rubio’s boat....

She was running for president from the day she was seated in the Senate. But she could not close the deal. First, she got whipped in the primaries by a nobody back-bencher who answered her Illinois-Arkansas enthusiasm with his own Hawaii-Illinois cunning, in effect telling Democratic primary voters: “Okay, I’ll see your white woman and raise you a black guy.” So Mrs. Clinton became secretary of state. She was not very good at that.

And then, after barely edging out Comrade Muppet in the 2016 primary, she lost to a half-literate game-show host.

But, as the poet said, there ain’t no cure for love, and Democrats just can’t quit the Big Creep.

So they’ve turned to the Little Creep....

Chelsea Clinton, most recently lionized on the cover of Vanity Fair, is a 37-year-old multi-millionaire who has never uttered an interesting word about any subject at any time during the course of her life. Judging from the evidence of her public statements, she has never had an original thought — it isn’t clear that she has had a thought at all. In tribute to her parents, she was given a series of lucrative sinecures, producing a smattering of sophomoric videos for NBC at a salary of $600,000 a year. She later went more formally into the family business, leaving her fake job at NBC for a fake job in her parents’ fake charity. She gave interviews about how she just couldn’t get interested in money and bought a $10 million Manhattan apartment that stretches for the better part of a city block.

And, since her mother’s most recent foray into ignominious defeat, she has been inescapable: magazine covers, fawning interviews, talk of running her in New York’s 17th congressional district. The Democrats are doing their best to make Chelsea happen....





Genital mutilation victims break silence on 'demonic' practice...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Full AP Interview With President Trump

Saudi Arabia elected to U.N. women's right commission "like making an arsonist into the town fire chief."



Saudi Arabia elected to U.N. women's right commission "like making an arsonist into the town fire chief."



Unity or else: DNC Chair Tom Perez demands 'ideological purity' on abortion from candidates





Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen were the top 2 finishers in today's #FrenchElections. Run-off coming on May 7th.







Never Again





96% of Trump supporters say that they would vote for him again







Coulter Clash...





Trump fires Obama's surgeon general who called guns 'health issue'



Things to watch in France's election: Far-right win 'bigger than Trump or Brexit' for markets...

















Intel agencies warn riots could break out...



Man at Paris train station threatens police with knife...









Stop the "snowflake" talk: "Campus intolerance is at root not a psychological phenomenon but an ideological one."

NYT: Comey went public about Emailgate partly because he didn’t trust Loretta Lynch to be impartial



Lynch’s untrustworthiness has always been a key ingredient to the Comey/Emailgate saga. If not for the tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton last spring, it would have fallen to her as AG to make the final decision on whether to charge Hillary. Instead, because of the suspicions surrounding her, she declared publicly that she’d follow whatever recommendation the FBI made. That left Comey as the ultimate decision-maker, so when the investigation concluded, he felt obliged to state his reasons publicly. And, having done so, he felt further obliged in October after the feds started looking through Anthony Weiner’s laptop to notify the public that maybe the investigation wasn’t concluded after all. History will never know what might have happened, or not happened, had Bill Clinton stayed off Lynch’s plane and Comey remained in a subordinate role on the Clinton matter.

According to the Times, though, there’s more to the story than that. The tarmac meeting was important in thrusting Comey into a public spotlight on Emailgate, but unbeknownst to most of the country, he and the FBI had already developed suspicions about Lynch’s political bias towards Clinton. They began in the fall of 2015 when Lynch warned the Bureau to be careful about how it described the Clinton investigation. Try not to use the word “investigation,” she insisted...

67% say the Democratic Party is out of touch with people’s concerns, up from 48% in 2014, new ABC/WaPo poll finds

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