Saturday, January 28, 2017

It's not a "Muslim ban"

And then:

..."President Trump is not suspending visas from countries his team selected, they are simply suspending visa approval from countries President Obama selected. Additionally, Trump is suspending ALL Visa applications from those countries - nothing to do with Muslim applications..."




Chinese New Year is here

India's Devastating Crackdown on Cash

When India suddenly told citizens to swap out their old cash for new cash, the impact was devastating. Jim Dorn explains. (Video at the link)

..."In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred (including "honor" killings, other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own) or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation."

In case you missed it: President Donald Trump Hannity FULL Interview

Donald Trump turning GOP into "party of working men and women"

"The lengthy, public and early meeting with the union leaders was, among other things, first-class, primo political pocket-picking," she said. "The Trump White House was showing the Democratic Party that one of its traditional constituent groups is up for grabs and happy to do business with a new friend. It was also telling those Republicans too stupid to twig onto it yet that the GOP is going to be something it's actually been within living memory: the party of working men and women, a friend of those who feel besieged."

Democrats hold lessons on how to talk to real people

Gathering in Sheperdstown, West Virginia, Democrats were scheduled to hear Thursday from liberal political operative David Brock, Center for American Progress CEO Neera Tanden and Priorities USA CEO Guy Cecil in a session called “Hold Trump Accountable.” Earlier in the day, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) moderated a “discussion with Trump voters," according to a draft schedule obtained by POLITICO.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Hands of friendship Theresa May and Donald Trump prove opposites can attract as UK and US leaders usher in new era of special relationship

“We have to take care of the American people immediately”

Top GOP lawmaker: Trump and Pence are doing "amazing things"

“We don’t want ’em here:” Trump signs executive order to keep out radical Islamic terrorists

..."In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred (including "honor" killings, other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own) or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation."

CalExit measure gets OK to collect state ballot signatures

"Their Trump obsession not only entices California’s politicians to overstate its virtues and minimize its shortcomings – their version of 'alternative facts,' perhaps? – but diverts the political energy they demand."

Vice President Pence: "It was my honor to speak at the @March_for_Life today w/ my family & share the commitment of @POTUS to restore the culture of life in America."



Vile: Women’s March Featured Speaker Who Kidnapped, Raped And Tortured A Man

...Hylton’s name is listed on the Women’s March website alongside prominent liberals like Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, actress Gloria Steinem, filmmaker Michael Moore and CNN commentator Van Jones.

Hylton, along with three men and three other women, kidnapped 62-year-old real-estate broker Thomas Vigliarole and held him for ransom, before eventually killing him. As noted in a ◼ 1995 Psychology Today article, when asked about forcibly sodomizing the victim with a three foot steel pole, Hylton replied: “He was a homo anyway.”
For the next 15 to 20 days (police aren't sure just when Vigliarole died), the man was starved, burned, beaten, and tortured. (Even 10 years later, Spurling could recall Rita's chilling response when they questioned her about shoving a three-foot metal bar up Vigliarole's rear: "He was a homo anyway." How did she know? "When I stuck the bar up his rectum he wiggled.")

Spurling himself interviewed Donna: "I couldn't believe this girl who was so intelligent and nice-looking could be so unemotional about what she was telling me she and her friends had done. They'd squeezed the victim's testicles with a pair of pliers, beat him, burned him. Actually, I thought the judge's sentence was lenient. Once a jailbird, always a jailbird."

Speaking about Hylton, New York City Detective William Spurling told Psychology Today: “I couldn’t believe this girl who was so intelligent and nice-looking could be so unemotional about what she was telling me she and her friends had done. They’d squeezed the victim’s testicles with a pair of pliers, beat him, burned him.”


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Ryan at GOP retreat: "We are on the same page with the White House."


Donald Trump’s ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform’ is Much Broader Than Expected


Miami will abandon sanctuary policies and follow Trump's immigration order, other cities vow to resist

UPDATED: TRUMP FIRES TOP STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS 'People are not quitting and running away in disgust. This is the White House cleaning house'

Patrick Kennedy, who served for nine years as the undersecretary for management, Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Consular Affairs Joyce Anne Barr and Michele Bond, and Ambassador Gentry Smith, director of the Office for Foreign Missions, were sent letters by the White House that their service was no longer required, the sources told CNN.

All four, career officers serving in positions appointed by the President, submitted letters of resignation per tradition at the beginning of a new administration.

Busted: ABC News Apologizes ...

Former press secretary for President George W. Bush, Ari Fleischer, was interviewed by ABC News's “Nightline” and said he believes that Spicer did a good clean up job after the Saturday briefing:

“It looks to me if the ball was dropped on Saturday, Sean recovered it and ran for a first down.”

However, when ABC News aired the segment, part of Fleischer's quote was cut off, altering Fleischer's opinion:

“[Spicer’s Saturday] briefing made me uncomfortable. It was too truculent, too tough. It looks as if the ball was dropped on Saturday.”

After noticing the edit, Fleischer tweeted his original quote:

Then blasted ABC News for manipulating his quote and said, “If this is how the press reports, Trump is right to go after them”

Hours after Fleischer's tweets, ABC News released a correction to the story:

"Nightline aired a segment Monday night about the first three days of the new administration including Sean Spicer’s statement to the press on Saturday. As part of the report, we interviewed former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer. In editing the piece for air, his quote was shortened and as a result his opinions mischaracterized.

Trump sets dizzying pace in first days...

Will the Press cover #MarchForLife?

The MRC found that the big three broadcast networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) gave last year’s March for Life a grand total of 35 seconds of coverage on their evening and morning news programs. Despite a major winter storm bearing down on the nation’s capital (which would dump two feet of snow), tens of thousands came to show their support for the lives of the unborn....

ABC News was the only broadcast network to cover the event, with Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos taking 13 seconds to say the event to “protest abortion” would take place despite the winter storm warnings. The network later briefly referenced a high school group having trouble getting back to Kentucky following the march due to the severe winter weather.

I keep imagining Congress designing a “comprehensive hotel reform bill,” promising to save the popular parts: “BUT PEOPLE LIKE HAVING TV’S IN THEIR HOTEL ROOMS!” How could we ever get TVs in hotel rooms without Congress writing a law?

What Children see

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dow Jones hits 20,000 for first time ever

Trump Is Off To A Stunningly Conservative Start

Trump signs two sweeping executive orders on immigration & border security (Hint: It's not just the wall)

White House: Trump executive order will "defund" sanctuary cities

Gun owners across America have scored a significant victory! NRA Wins Victory as Congress Reverses Obama's Social Security Gun Grab

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today scored a significant victory when Congress agreed to review a final rule by the Obama administration that would wrongly strip law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights.

“Congress's decision to review the Obama administration's back-door gun grab is a significant step forward in restoring the fundamental constitutional rights of many law-abiding gun owners,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA. "The NRA has been fighting this unconstitutional government overreach since it was first discussed and we look forward to swift congressional action to overturn it." ...

Trump preparing review of Paris deal, other treaties

GOP House Votes To Ban Federal Abortion Funding…Permanently

"Who can turn the world on with her smile" R.I.P. Mary Tyler Moore

Dam operators are gradually dialing back releases into the lower American River below Folsom Dam. That should allow the lake to rise again.

Folsom Dam operators say the low levels are necessary to protect Sacramento from flooding. With runoff from recent storms subsiding and forecasts of sunny skies through early next week, dam operators are gradually dialing back releases into the lower American River below Folsom Dam. That should allow the lake to rise again....

That’s small comfort for some local residents, such as Steve Clark, who grew tired of seeing their lake drained practically dry during California’s historic five-year drought.

Clark said he’s frustrated that the lake’s been reduced to an “ugly brown puddle,” and he’s worried that even with bountiful rain the lake won’t be allowed to fill this spring. He argues that draining Folsom Lake is bad for local property values, limits summer recreation and harms the region’s water supply....

Louis Moore, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which manages Folsom Dam, said he understands such complaints, but dam managers are required to keep space in the lake as a buffer to protect Sacramento from flooding.

"I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD"

Somewhere between 38,000 and almost 2.8 million non-citizens voted in the 2008 elections, according to a study published in Electoral Studies journal in 2014.

Old Dominion University professors Jesse Richman and David Earnest, the study’s co-authors, concluded that “some non-citizens participate in U.S. elections, and that this participation has been large enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes, and Congressional elections.”

Journos, Celebrities Falsely Claim ‘Fascism,’ ‘Censorship’ After National Park Tweets Taken Offline

Liberal journalists and celebrities praised the Badlands National Park’s brief moment of “defiance” against the Trump administration Tuesday when it published a series of tweets related to global warming.

When Badland’s tweets were taken down, journalists and actors decried the “fascist” Trump administration for censoring scientific facts.

Well, it turned out none of that was true. The National Park Service put out a statement claiming a former employee “compromised” its official Twitter account. The Park Service also said the Trump administration did not tell them to remove the tweets, and that it did it on its own....

“He talks about his hands and you look at his hands thinking, ‘I know what those hands did.’”