SEARCH DOGS are being used to find missing people who may be trapped in the mud and debris after heavy rains sparked mudslides and debris flow in California. Thanks to all of the law enforcement working that are working this natural disaster. #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay pic.twitter.com/O01EVCoNP9— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) January 9, 2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
In olden days (pre-2016), candidates for president were not so different from each other. I can remember pundits complaining endlessly about how similar the Democrats and Republicans had become. In that environment, you can easily imagine someone who voted for Candidate A warming up to Candidate B. In those simpler times, a presidential approval poll meant something.
Today, a “presidential approval poll” is little more than taking attendance. If you’re a Democrat, you disapprove of President Trump as a lifestyle choice. If you voted for Trump, you probably still approve of him because you knew exactly what you were getting....
I contend that business optimism — and small business optimism in particular — are the new standard for presidential approval because “economics” captures most of what a president influences....
I have been telling you for two years straight that psychology drives the economy, and that a Master Persuader such as President Trump can directly influence psychology and optimism. We see him doing that right before our eyes.
I hu-wonder hu-why. https://t.co/BDSgO0WPb5— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) January 10, 2018
Trump on immigration reform: "I will take the heat. I will take all the heat you want to give me and take the heat off the Democrats and the Republicans."
Trump says any immigration pkg must be bipartisan and should be “a bill of love." Says it must include border security, including wall, resources for ICE, end chain migration. End visa lottery.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 9, 2018
Trump: We will do DACA, then we'll start on comprehensive immigration reform. pic.twitter.com/hLae0qiqSR— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 9, 2018
Trump on immigration reform: "I will take the heat. I will take all the heat you want to give me and take the heat off the Democrats and the Republicans." pic.twitter.com/m2nCOY6zMo— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 9, 2018
Pres Trump may want press in all his meetings on legislation, considering the expressions of cooperation and agreement at today's lengthy session. pic.twitter.com/URAkAfBbnT— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 9, 2018
.@realDonaldTrump makes an extraordinary play. He allows the press pool to attend the ENTIRE immigration meeting with GOP and Dems so the public can see how the sausage is made..— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) January 9, 2018
I can never remember seeing a president convene a discussion of an issue with this many congressional voices and this many viewpoints being discussed publicly. Pretty remarkable day at the White House.— Rick Klein (@rickklein) January 9, 2018
Letting the press be a fly on the wall. Unique, to say the least. https://t.co/Niya5ccgQT— Mary Bruce (@marykbruce) January 9, 2018
"Thank you all very much. I hope we gave you enough material" -Trump to press pool as they are led out of 55-minute photo-op of mtg that was supposed to be closed to reporters. That was something.— Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) January 9, 2018
Pres allowed press pool to cover nearly an hour of his meeting with members of Congress. "I hope I gave you enough material," he kidded. "Should cover you for about two weeks." pic.twitter.com/DXmOgi2GG0— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 9, 2018
I have not been a Trump fan but watching him try to bring R&D together at the table for DACA was reassuring to see our government still works— sandy ritchie (@sandyritchie4) January 9, 2018
Most fascinating meeting I’ve been involved with in twenty plus years in politics.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 9, 2018
I very much appreciate @POTUS @realDonaldTrump attitude, demeanor, and desire to get something done that will make our nation more secure – while being fair to the #Dreamers.
Trump ends this amazing moment by saying hill leaders are gonna need to come up w details — dropping this massively complex tangle of issues on the hills lap. And predicting oprah won’t run.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 9, 2018
Will the new pivot be "We knew all along that he'd be good"? https://t.co/QpTr75ibYe— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) January 9, 2018
BOMBSHELL: Dianne Feinstein releases Glenn Simpson’s transcript before Senate Judiciary over GOP objections. https://t.co/ppBwvTiZOC— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 9, 2018
Sen. Dianne Feinstein goes alone and releases Fusion GPS testimony. Read it for yourself here --> https://t.co/kA9CNrRSfE— Dorey Scheimer (@DoreyScheimer) January 9, 2018
The Federal Government is no longer the main threat to your privacy and freedoms. Big corporations are. The Orwellian future is increasingly the Orwellian present, and tech barons are becoming our new commissars. #Tucker @FoxNews— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 10, 2018
Banks have silent alarms when they're being robbed. Google has silent alarms when a conservative visits their campus. pic.twitter.com/yQRO5JbkF8— Roosh (@rooshv) January 8, 2018
On August 26, 2016, Curtis Yarvin, a well-known conservative blogger who has reportedly advised Steve bannon, Peter Thierl, and other members of the Trump administration, visited the Google office to have lunch with an employee. This triggered a silent alarm, alerting security personnel to escort him off the premises.
Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results.— The Daily Signal (@DailySignal) January 9, 2018
No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment. https://t.co/UwYd5f6f1I
"And not only is Google’s fact-checking highly partisan — perhaps reflecting the sentiments of its leaders — it is also blatantly wrong, asserting sites made 'claims' they demonstrably never made." https://t.co/t2MEVJ5c1W— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) January 9, 2018
The left hates the idea that there are other ideas— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 7, 2018
That’s partly because theirs are nearly extinct and they know it. https://t.co/9ZvcmmqpxA— Roger Simon (@rogerlsimon) January 7, 2018
Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug to Federalism https://t.co/m6P0VZdddD— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) January 4, 2018
NBC: OPRAH OUR FUTURE PRESIDENT... https://t.co/G7Tl1F6Rsb— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) January 8, 2018
Monday, January 8, 2018
Good thing they didn't make the Paris Accords binding: Germany prepares to renege on its 2020 pledge as SPD insists on not punishing the industries that employ its voters
Good thing they didn't make the Paris Accords binding: Germany prepares to renege on its 2020 pledge as SPD insists on not punishing the industries that employ its voters: https://t.co/YabysT55o1— Walter Russell Mead (@wrmead) January 9, 2018
.@POTUS At the National College Football 🏈Championship in Atlanta, Ga Took the field for the National Anthem Refreshing to see a President that loves his Country#NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/NaGpNVcozb— EAGLE WINGS (@NIVIsa4031) January 9, 2018
Trump took the field for the national anthem at college football's national championshiphttps://t.co/ftOSR38vJj— Axios (@axios) January 9, 2018
Pres Trump joined by uniformed ROTC members in watching game from seats in front of his suite. pic.twitter.com/KawTd2fhaO— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 9, 2018
U.S. puts Pakistan on notice: do more to stop terrorism https://t.co/kUzPTTNIoh— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 2, 2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Golden Globes Actresses No Stranger to Black Dresses https://t.co/PJXTiODB9w— TMZ (@TMZ) January 7, 2018
40 of the most breathtakingly beautiful Golden Globes dresses of all time https://t.co/JJFVST4CXH— AOL.com (@AOL) January 4, 2018
Golden Globes In a Nut Shell:— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) January 7, 2018
A group of elitists, who live behind walls and gated communities, protected by security with firearms, who kept secrets on sexual assaults for decades, that pretend to have the moral high ground.
Yeah, I'll pass.#GoldenGlobes #GoldenGlobes2018 pic.twitter.com/caUAGY7OMY
NYT: UPDATES... https://t.co/jdjNfo2r6c— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) January 8, 2018
THE BLACK CARPET https://t.co/ogld2cQwrg— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) January 8, 2018
GLOBE ATTENDEES CALL OUT HARASSERS https://t.co/jSgHVcvFs5— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) January 8, 2018
HARVEY'S FUNERAL https://t.co/AucYTHCdu4— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) January 8, 2018
Meyers monologue mocks misconduct scandal... https://t.co/zSw23lGTPQ— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) January 8, 2018
Meryl Streep is at the Golden Globes lecturing us all once again about protecting women from sexual assault.— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 8, 2018
This is the same cretin who applauded pedophile Roman Polanksi and said nothing as Harvey Weinstein abused his way through Hollywood.https://t.co/osM0MEwTba https://t.co/pbG8QGS2WM
People who’re afraid of The Handmaid’s Tale happening to the US get offended when you bring up the fact that women in many parts of the world experience it as a daily reality.— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) January 8, 2018
The disconnect between popular infatuation between Elisabeth Moss’s fake dystopia in Handmaid’s Take and her Scientology is fascinating,p.— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) January 8, 2018
Dear "fierce" #GoldenGlobes starlets,— CRTV (@CRTV) January 7, 2018
Don't want to be treated like boobs? Maybe you should have thought twice about letting them all hang out in the first place.
More: https://t.co/dIGPNcpzCW pic.twitter.com/CXF7AyasVr
Number of times she called out Harvey Weinstein by name: 0. https://t.co/oZEFyxqObx— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) January 8, 2018
The most important fact concerning the Golden Globes via @instapundit "Remember, they’re not making a big deal about sexual assault in Hollywood because they found out about it. They’re making a big deal because you found out about it."— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) January 8, 2018
All these whining women at the #GoldenGlobes draped in couture and jewels making millions a pic lamenting screwing for parts when not one word was uttered about the women dying for freedom and women's rights in #IranProtests. Pathetic. pic.twitter.com/a8JT5FuaqA— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) January 8, 2018
Berkeley Linguist: Trump “has the power to control tens of millions of brains via tweets” https://t.co/2i4kg7w4F9— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) January 8, 2018
2017: Trump is a threat to the very idea of objective truth!— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) January 8, 2018
2018: OK this book is largely made up but Trump is bad so I believe it anyway!
I’d say @realDonaldTrump is winning here: two people at my gym are stretching while debating if the President is a genius.— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) January 7, 2018
I like how casually CNN reports that the FBI was investigating the Clinton Foundation, but was told by the Obama DoJ they couldn't do any subpoenas or interviews until after the election. You know, no biggie.
I like how casually CNN reports that the FBI was investigating the Clinton Foundation, but was told by the Obama DoJ they couldn't do any subpoenas or interviews until after the election. You know, no biggie. pic.twitter.com/YGPBXudNpL— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) January 5, 2018
As you soon will learn, it is WAY worse than this...https://t.co/dI31DqSKqq— Charles Ortel (@CharlesOrtel) January 6, 2018
If not for fossil fueled power plants... people would be freezing in the dark. That is the Democratic Party platform.
The entire Eastern half of the US looks like the Arctic. No wind in the Midwest and the windmills are still.— Steve Goddard (@SteveSGoddard) January 6, 2018
If not for fossil fueled power plants like this one, people would be freezing in the dark.
That is the Democratic Party platform. pic.twitter.com/qYwoOoJ0Bj
Al Gore was soooooo wrong about Global Warming - New England's largest ski resort closes because the weather is way too cold: https://t.co/UdlSzbTmXc— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) January 7, 2018
“Today the attack is targeting the foundations of our life and our world. They do not want us to be who we are; they want us to change. By the light of Christmas candles we can clearly see that when they attack Christian culture they are also attempting to eliminate Europe…”
Egypt’s Christians on the frontline in the war with Global Jihadism.https://t.co/Hp9FtR5MJr— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) January 8, 2018
Hungary’s Orban: “We Europeans Are Christians” https://t.co/V3Th7YvUk1 #RedNationRising #tcot #ccot #ycot @Fingersflying @PubliusNV @BryonWine @littlebytesnews @johncitysq @vinniekniffen @WeeWeedTX @kinthenorthwest @InfnteStarlight @Dusty_in_Jville @WOLFM00N @EricSteeleLive— MaryfromMarin (@MaryfromMarin) January 7, 2018
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary delivered this Christmas Address:
We await the Christian world’s great festival: the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. In silent waiting we raise our eyes, we free ourselves from the worries of everyday life, and the soul’s horizon opens up. In this special atmosphere we can sum up the past year and think once more about the nature of our tasks in the world for the year ahead.
Whether or not we admit it or realise it, we Europeans live in a culture ordered in line with the teachings of Christ. Here I can quote the well-known words of an earlier Hungarian prime minister, the late József Antall: “In Europe, even an atheist is Christian.” We Hungarians rightly regard ourselves as a Christian nation. Our mother tongue, through which we have grasped and shaped reality, is not related to that of any other European nation. This also has valuable consequences.
L.A. street artist Sabo posted several pieces of art around Rodeo Drive, just in time for Sunday’s Golden Globes awards show. pic.twitter.com/HyxjA6uUzB— Jim (@Cape_Cod_Jim) January 7, 2018
I HUNG OUT WITH VICE FOR A DAY AND I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT! :/ ... AT LEAST IT WASN'T A HIT PIECE. https://t.co/PHVeLtc2ih— unsavoryagents (@unsavoryagents) January 6, 2018
While most of America was busy preparing to celebrate the New Year, gun owners in California were scrambling to lawfully purchase ammunition while they still could. Beginning January 1, all ammunition sales were required go through a California licensed dealer or licensed ammunition vendor.
This new requirement is one of two new ammunition laws that were passed by the California legislature or adopted by California voters in 2016. The law that took effect on January 1 will generally prohibit gun owners from bringing ammunition into the Golden State or from purchasing their ammunition online.
California adopted these new laws in spite of significant evidence that they would only burden law-abiding gun owners and do nothing to promote public safety. Most notably, the reporting of ammunition sales has already been tried -- and failed -- at the federal level....
#California the NRA is currently preparing a lawsuit to challenge the ammunition restrictions to compliment the already pending challenges against the “gunmagedon” package of gun control bills. #2A https://t.co/5MsgSdGpfP— NRA (@NRA) January 4, 2018
Women in the Iranian capital will no longer be arrested for failing to wear a headscarf, Tehran police have said, in a move which follows an unexpected raft of gender reforms in Saudi Arabia.
Morality police will no longer automatically detain women seen without the proper hijab head-covering in public, a strict Islamic dress code in place since the 1979 revolution....
"Those who do not observe the Islamic dress code will no longer be taken to detention centers, nor will judicial cases be filed against them," General Hossein Rahimi, Tehran police chief, was quoted as saying by the reformist daily newspaper Al Sharq.
The semi-official Tasnim news agency said violators will instead be made to attend classes given by police. It said repeat offenders could still be subject to legal action, and the dress code remains in place outside the capital....
pic.twitter.com/fjb33VCSan "The [#unemployment] numbers have come down for all racial demographics, but they've come down sharper... for black folks in the last year and a half." #economy vitaxtaxoffice https://t.co/BYGaHxh51M— Breaking News (@newnewspage) January 7, 2018
Read to the end about what happened in Maine & Kansas when slight welfare reform was required. Its mind blowing. https://t.co/mJFlMkI5PD— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) January 6, 2018