Oldest daughter and her family came over to celebrate Christmas with us. My dear grandson and fishing buddy RJ walked through the door and I said: ‘Oh,hell,no!’ I hadn’t seen him since we went fishing back in September. He’s grown about 2″ and is now almost 5’11” and wears a size 12 shoe. He’s 13, and won’t be 14 until August. His dad’s whole family, including the women, are all very tall. I plan to hire a fishing guide in the spring to take us out on a lake in Southeast Wisconsin (there are a number of good ones) and I showed him some of their websites. We plan to fish for panfish like crappies and bluegills, since they are school fish and you can catch a lot of them if they’re biting. He doesn’t care as long as he’s with his grandpa. His stepdad hasn’t fished since he was a kid and one guide has a 21ft bass boat that can seat 4. The guide supplies all the tackle and the bait and will clean and fillet your catch. It might be fun to take my son-in-law along, just for fun.
Now for the serious stuff:
Obama insists Trump win no indicator Democrats’ vision for U.S. is ‘a fantasy’
‘It feels like the band is breaking up a little bit’
President Obama is “confident” that he would have defeated Republican Donald Trump in a head-to-head match-up in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
“I am confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Mr. Obama said, CNN reported Monday. “I know that in conversations that I’ve had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say the vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one.”
[CtH: Since when has this self-absorbed narcissist EVER talked to anyone who disagreed with him?]
Obama ‘Might Just Weigh In’ On Issues During Trump Presidency
JUST LIKE THE HAM ACTOR WHO WON’T GET OFF THE STAGE, HE’LL BE IN OUR FACES CONSTANTLY… COUNT ON IT.
Clinton suggests she will continue to speak out
REMEMBER ME? I GOT 2 MILLION MORE VOTES BUT LOST ANYWAY. I SHOULD BE THE PRESIDENT!
Hillary Clinton hinted in a thank-you message to supporters on Monday that she will stay politically active next year.
“I believe it is our responsibility to keep doing our part to build a better, stronger, fairer future for our country and the world,” Clinton wrote.
“I look forward to staying in touch in 2017. Onward!” she added, according to The Hill.
[CtH: Have you ever noticed how the only buttinski ex-POTUSes (and POTUS wannabes) are Democrats?]
Trump: UN ‘just a club for people to get together, talk’
Israel’s ambassador to the United States told CNN on Monday that the country has “evidence” that the Obama administration colluded with the Security Council to pass the resolution. He said officials plan to share the evidence with the president-elect.
THIS IS THE 16 YEAR OLD WHO WILL SING AT TRUMP’S INAUGURATION. SHE AND THE MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR ARE THE ONLY MUSIC CONFIRMED SO FAR. THE HOLLYWOOD GLITTERATI ARE ALL ACTING LIKE THE PETULANT ASSHATS THAT THEY ARE.
Jackie Evancho Album Sales Skyrocket After Announcing Inauguration Performance
REAL PATRIOTS SUPPORT AMERICAN IDEALS
Evancho’s 2011 “Dream With Me” album and her 2010 “O Holy Night” offering are both sitting at No. 2 on the Billboard charts.
The former America’s Got Talent star’s weekly album sales have quadrupled, according to TMZ. Evancho said she’s “excited” to sing at the prestigious event.
White House Uses This As Example Of How Obama Used Internet To Engage American People In ‘Meaningful Ways’
HOPE YOU DIDN’T HAVE FRUIT LOOPS FOR BREAKFAST
[CtH: This really reminds of the McCain-Obama debate where McCain talked about the Soldier whose bracelet he wore and Obama goes, “I have a bracelet too!” Except Obama couldn’t remember the name of the Soldier. And it came out later that the Soldier’s parents had told him not to wear it. So Trump makes innovative use of the internet, so Obama has to claim, “I did it too!” I knew kids like this in school. They were pathetic.]
Supreme Court Freakout at the New York Times
The New York Times was once known as The Grey Lady. Today, a more apt moniker would be The Hysterical Bag Lady. The Times editorial board is home to the most immoderate, shrieking Leftism you will find this side of the Nation.
On Christmas Eve, the Times editorialized on The Stolen Supreme Court Seat. It is a classic of the post-Trump-election freakout genre:
Soon after his inauguration next month, President-elect Donald Trump will nominate someone to the Supreme Court, which has been hamstrung by a vacancy since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February.
Republican attorneys general eager to dismantle Obama climate agenda under Donald Trump
GOV. MOONBEAM MAY FIND OUT WHAT IT’S LIKE TO GET INTO A PISSING CONTEST WITH SOMEBODY WHO WON’T PLAY HIS IDIOTIC GAME.
Democratic states now vow to challenge a GOP-ruled Washington on environmental issuesBy contrast, states with Democratic leadership — such as California, where Gov. Jerry Brown has promised all-out war against Mr. Trump on global warming — will go from being environmental partners with the federal government to legal aggressors on their own.
Republicans have begun exercising their influence over the incoming president and his pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who has built a political career by battling the very agency he is about to lead.
Rep. Waters Refuses to Meet With Trump to Find Common Ground on Policies
TEMPER, TEMPER, YOU REPULSIVE HAG… GET USED TO BEING AN IRRELEVANT JOKE FOR A SPELL.
“No, absolutely. I do not agree. I tell you that been a problem in my party that when we are in power, we are nice. We bend over backwards to work with people,” Waters said. “Trump has stepped on everybody. He has no respect for his own colleagues, let alone those on the opposite side of the aisle.” [CtH: Bold – What A Steaming Load Of Donkey Doo!]
Trump nixes pet projects of liberal and conservative elites
Not all the consequences are clear. But one thing seems true: the election of President-elect Trump has put the kibosh on two projects long pursued by American elites, the entitlement reform sought by conservative elites and the measures to address climate change sought by liberal elites.
He didn’t have much elite support in his campaign for president, and he has made it plain he’s opposed to significant changes in entitlements and doesn’t see future global warming as justifying measures that kill jobs and choke off economic growth.
[CtH: Who are they kidding? Islamic countries won’t take in Muslim refugees!]