…has been a busy bee this morning…
Rep. Bradley Byrne ?@RepByrne 21m21 minutes ago
President Trump just took 3 major steps: (1) withdrawal from #TPP, (2) federal hiring freeze, and (3) restored #ProLife Mexico City policy.
FYI: “Mexico City Policy” ~
The Mexico City Policy is an intermittent United States government policy that required all foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive federal funding to refrain from performing or promoting abortion services as a method of family planning with non-U.S. government funds in other countries.
So the guy’s humming right along and sure looks like he’s keeping some promises right off the bat.
Not a bad start for a first full day. Here’s hopin’.
Here’s hoping for much better and that he lives up to the trust placed in him.
…one matters of the Constitution, but the Pennsylvania Avenue Pedant sure wants to give him a run for his imperial money. Take a gander at what the CURRENT EIGHT YEAR OCCUPANT of the White House had to say to a group of servicemen at MacDill about their duties as members of the Armed Forces of the United States:
…During the speech, President Obama wanted to remind the troops that they had the right and the duty to protest President-elect Trump once he takes office. He said he wanted to remind them “that each of us has…the universal right to speak your minds and to protest against authority; to live in a society that’s open and free; that can criticize our president without retribution.”
I’m sure the whole “run your mouth about the Commander-in-Chief” part will be a NEWS FLASH to the folks in the audience and a revelation to members already severely sanctioned for having unwisely done EXACTLY that about OBAMA, while representing themselves AS active duty military members.
Ben Stein on the post-election atmosphere: They’ve Gone Insane
I just don’t get it. People are going insane about Donald Trump being president-elect. It’s beyond the wildest anger and fear I saw even about Richard Nixon, my hero. And, as I say, I just cannot see it.
For example, this morning, I got several emails from men who had been my friends since high school. “America is going through its worst days ever,” said one letter. “We’re going to lose everything,” said another.
It gets even worse. A dear old friend — a woman who has been my close friend since the mid 1970s, a woman who never even liked Hillary Clinton much — has simply refused to speak to me since election night. Her daughter, the wife of a wealthy real estate developer, sent me hate mail election night, when she learned I had reluctantly voted for Mr. Trump.
Why are people so upset? What has Mr. Trump done that’s so awful? His choices for the Cabinet fall well within the range of the usual types — Wall Street, campaign helpers, ideological bedfellows. Despite what you may have read online, none of them has made horrible statements. None is a Klansman. None is a Nazi. They have different views from those of the ACLU, but that’s what you get in a free country.
The voters voted in a candidate with certain views. That candidate won fair and square. He gets to choose people he agrees with and who agree with him.
I have a ton of friends on Facebook, etc., and I look at what they are posting and I just shake my head in disbelief. Of course, I don’t respond and really never get involved in political craziness on FB because, well, a) it’s just pathetic how carried away people allow themselves to get when they’re not sitting in the same room with someone who has the temerity to maybe kinda sorta have a different opinion on things, and b) well as a conservative I’m just schtupid and should really just shut up for my own and Society’s Good.
And they STILL wonder why they lost.
Update: Here’s an example. The Left is screaming that “ZOMG Trump supporters boo John Glenn”
Take a listen. There’s definitely some booing when Trump mentions Mercury, but it seems to me Trump doesn’t consider these folks supporters.
Someone has, ummmm, “issues”
The son of a bitch is DEAD.
— Javier Rodriguez (@WEBNtvRodriguez) November 26, 2016
— A Strong USA ?? (@AStrongUSA) November 26, 2016
Jimmy Carter and Justin Trudeau…you’re shocked, right?
Canadian PM pissed off that limp legacy Jimmy Carter got his dictator ass-kissing in memoriam out before he could get a crayon sharpened… https://t.co/3Zx69EDnkV
— tree hugging sister (@treehuggingsis) November 26, 2016
And media people are bemoaning our President-elect’s “lack” of diplomacy in HIS Fidel’s demise tweet, where I think it’s perfectly succinct and appropriate for the moment:
Fidel Castro is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016
SWEET! Let’s pray vile brother Raul takes a sudden sharp turn towards the Cuba Libre, shall we?
…when children who got trophies JUST FOR BEING ON A TEAM grow up.
They turn into a transitioning White House staff America can be proud of.
Or they’re in the street with #StompyFeet because #Election #Sadz
The Associated Press conveniently misses a rather important fact in this story
UVA dean awarded $3M in Rolling Stone magazine case
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Jurors awarded a University of Virginia administrator $3 million Monday for her portrayal in a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about the school’s handling of a brutal gang rape a fraternity house.
The 10-member jury’s decision came after they concluded Friday that the magazine, its publisher and reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely were responsible for defamation, with actual malice, of former associate dean of students Nicole Eramo in the 2014 story “A Rape on Campus.”
I’m glad she won.
But there was no “brutal gang rape.” It was a lie and fabrication. I have sympathy for this “Jackie,” whoever she is; it seems pretty clear that she has a lot of problems.
But she is a liar and has caused a lot of damage to a lot of people.
And that needs to be stated.
or “lack there of” actually.
I hate this election, I really really do.
As has been obvious I haven’t been posting much at all just because I am so disgusted and dispirited by everything attached to and associated with it, and I know I’m not alone in this feeling. Here in Deep Blue New Jersey as I drive around I see hundreds of signs advocating various candidates for various local offices…but interestingly none for the Presidential candidates; and by “none” I do mean none. Thinking back on years past when the yards were festooned with “Gore” and “Obama” and “Bush” signs it is shocking to drive around and see no Trump or Hillary signs; and the lack of Hillary signs is especially so here in New Jersey (and frankly should be very troubling for her and her Party).
There is ONE sign in my town with her name on it, and it’s not exactly a ringing endorsement:
I’m writing in my Bride’s name on my ballot.
This is just beyond stupid
Save the Children Report on Girls Ranks U.S. 32nd Out of 144 Countries
by EMMA MARGOLIN
The United States has finished behind countries including Algeria and Kazakhstan in a new ranking of the best and worst countries in which to be a girl.
The report compiled by Save the Children suggested Sweden was the best place for young females to live. Niger finished at the bottom. The U.S. was rated 32nd on the 144-country list.
Not all rich countries are doing as well as they could for their girls, according to the non-governmental organization. It singled out the U.S. in particular.
“There are things where we do not shine on the U.S. side,” said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children. One major example she pointed to was female representation in national government.
I cordially invite Emma and her cohorts to move to Algeria and Kazakhstan and enjoy the glorious life for women there.
…since the last one turned out so well
Five years after MF Global’s collapse after big, levered bets on European bonds blew up leaving a $1.6 billion shortfall in customer funds, WSJ reports former New Jersey Gov. and Goldman Sachs CEO Jon Corzine is nearing a deal to pay $5 million to end a U.S. regulator’s lawsuit.
Ending what The Wall Street Journal calls a long and messy chapter in a four-decade career which touched the pinnacles of Wall Street and politics…
Mr. Corzine reached the tentative settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in June, submitting to a ban from trading client money in commodities and others assets regulated by the commission, the people said. A final deal has been on hold as the commission negotiates a resolution to its case against another former executive at MF Global, the people said. The terms may still shift ahead of a final deal, several people said.
And the Dems are all set to select another Goldman alum for our next Gov.
Until you get it RIGHT, he means. Nigel Farage has a message for those guys:
If you want to stop the establishment from backsliding on Brexit, vote UKIP. pic.twitter.com/lcssChqwxS
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) September 15, 2016
…as far as certain DONORS are concerned.
Now go away.
Exclusive: Clinton charities ignore law requiring them to disclose millions from foreign donors
AG who could force transparency chooses not to
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has the power to force the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Health Access Initiative to publicly disclose the names of foreign governments and the millions they donate each year to the charities but he’s not doing it, a Scripps News investigation has found.
Schneiderman’s failure to require compliance with New York law and written instructions from his own office keeps the public in the dark about whether the foreign governments that gave money to the Clinton charities also had special access to Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state, experts in private foundation law say. New York state has long required more transparency from non-profits operating within its borders than many other regulators.
A Scripps Washington Bureau review of tax returns and regulatory filings found that year after year the Clinton charities have ignored New York law and related instructions. However, the office of Attorney General Schneiderman, a Democrat whom Hillary Clinton named to her campaign’s “leadership council” in New York, did not respond to Scripps’ questions about the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), which has never publicly disclosed in New York filings the identity of its foreign government contributors or the amounts they give each year. Scripps also discovered CHAI did not report hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign government donations to the state.
However, Schneiderman’s office said it considers the Clinton Foundation, which is a separate charity, “in step” with state rules.
The Associated Press was kind enough to remind us this morning that she’s not “SICK“.
She’s a HERO
Clinton has history of ignoring health _ and paying a price
The White House was submerged in scandal. Democrats faced tough midterm elections. And Hillary Clinton, far more popular than her embattled husband, had become a one-woman campaign machine.
But the nonstop travel in 1998 took a toll. Clinton developed a blood clot behind her right knee, prompting the White House doctor to recommend hospitalization and a week of bedrest.
Determined to stay on the campaign trail, Clinton settled on an alternative: A nurse would travel with her to administer the medicine needed to monitor her health. She kept her condition a secret from nearly everyone but her Secret Service detail, alerted only because an injury could have been life-threatening.
“Very few people knew about it at the time,” recalled Dr. Connie Mariano in her autobiography. “Her staff thought she had pulled a muscle exercising.”
I’m not going to be able to catch a wink of sleep tonight, with the guilt washing over me in repetitive waves.
YOU should be sleepless as well. BASTARDS.
…like the corpse in Weekend at Bernie’s.
Hillary Clinton 9/11 NYC pic.twitter.com/q9YnsjTxss
— Zdenek Gazda (@zgazda66) September 11, 2016
UPDATE: CNN is thoughtfully passing on the Clinton campaign spin with their headline:
Hillary Clinton not feeling well, leaves 9/11 event early
“NOT FEELING WELL“?
So that’s what we’re now calling a FACEPLANT INTO YOUR LIMO, is it?
…during the ceremony at Ground Zero this morning.
Hillary had "medical episode". Her "knees buckled". The mainstream media told you she was in "perfect health". pic.twitter.com/nksPIj66w4
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 11, 2016
CNBC is reporting she fainted…
JUST IN: Hillary Clinton became ill, may have fainted during 9/11 memorial that she was attending in lower Manhattan, sources tell @NBCNews
— CNBC (@CNBC) September 11, 2016
Update: the campaign is saying she “felt overheated.” #AllBetter
MORE: Campaign says Hillary Clinton "felt overheated" during 9/11 ceremony in Manhattan, is now feeling better. pic.twitter.com/fXwdVoZNde
— CNBC (@CNBC) September 11, 2016
…who just used the inclusive phrase “basket of deplorables” to describe Trump supporters.
“To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” Clinton said at a fundraiser in New York City. “Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.“
…until Trump firmly (re: to liberal/pundit/mob media satisfaction) “disavowed” Duke’s despicableness? REMEMBER?
Ah, good times, good times.
I’m waiting on the Democrats, media and ESPECIALLY LGBT howls of outrage about the picture of this smiling fellow, SITTING DIRECTLY BEHIND HILLARY CLINTON last night at her rally.
Seats behind the party nominee at rallies are reserved for special folks, you know?
— WPTV (@WPTV) August 9, 2016
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) August 9, 2016
Maybe THAT’S Obama’s secret plan to destroy the Mullahs right there!
U.S. Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed
Obama administration insists there was no quid pro quo, but critics charge payment amounted to ransom
The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward.
Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according to these officials. The U.S. procured the money from the central banks of the Netherlands and Switzerland, they said.
Everybody KNOWS Euros aren’t worth shit!
Honestly if I had written that and someone stole it I would never call them out; I’d be too embarrassed to be associated with such banal pablum.
…the second he realized what a GREAT distraction from THIS they might just turn out to be.
US durable goods orders fell 2.2% in May vs. 0.5% drop expected