Children anxiously await the day for months. Weeks of shopping, cleaning, decorating, wrapping, and cooking. In a half hour, it’s over. There’s New Years Eve, if you’re into partying, and New Years Day for parades and football games. After that comes 3 or 4 months of vast, empty wasteland.
It was -2 degrees when I went to deliver my papers this morning. In a previous life, I’d go to work with a truck with a diesel engine frozen solid and a cab that never got warm. The wet floor mats I changed would stick to the floor making it sooo much fun to unload. Those times are, thankfully, in my rear view mirror.
We have a mixed bag today, since I’m a little sluggish from overeating with family and friends yesterday. For having beautiful grandchildren and a wife who can cook, it’s a price I’m glad to pay.
Fears the royal couple will snub the new President in favour of the predecessor he hates.
- Officials fear a royal wedding invite could be seen as a snub to President Trump
- Prince Harry and Barack Obama have a close relationship and are firm friends
- Mr Obama will appear on the Today show tomorrow presented by Prince Harry
- Mr Obama tweeted his congratulations to the prince and Meghan Markle
BRITS JUST DON’T GET IT. THEY THINK TRUMP IS AS SHALLOW AND NARCISSISTIC AS OBOZO. TRUMP DOESN’T CARE. HE DOESN’T NEED PHONIES TO FAWN OVER HIM AND TELL HIM HOW GREAT HE IS.
Where’s the party? No state dinner in Trump’s first year.
Trump spoke dismissively of state dinners as a candidate, when he panned President Barack Obama’s decision to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping with a 2015 state visit. Such visits are an important diplomatic tool that includes a showy arrival ceremony and an elaborate dinner at the White House.
“I would not be throwing (Xi) a dinner,” Trump said at the time. “I would get him a McDonald’s hamburger and say we’ve got to get down to work.”
Trump Takes a Lesson from Winston Churchill
On December 18, President Trump invited lawmakers to the White House for a screening of Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. Such a screening would never have happened under the previous president.
On his first day in office, POTUS 44 removed a bust of Winston Churchill from the Oval Office and returned it to Britain. When the eviction made news, White House mouthpiece Dan Pfeiffer said the story was “100 per cent false.”
But as the Telegraph reported, long after the denial, “Barack Obama’s White House has been forced to admit that it did return a bust of Sir Winston Churchill to British diplomats.”
This move has roots in the president’s mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, who shows up as the beloved “Frank” in Dreams from My Father.
Year One List: 81 major Trump achievements, 11 Obama legacy items repealed
With the passage of the GOP tax bill this week, the Trump administration has scored 81 major achievements in its first year, making good on campaign promises to provide significant tax cuts, boost U.S. energy production, and restore respect to the United States, according to the White House.
And along the way, President Trump even outdid his own expectations and slashed at least 11 major legacy items of former President Barack Obama, including cracking down on the open border, slowing recognition of communist Cuba and effectively killing Obamacare by ending the mandate that everyone have health insurance or face a tax.
Now the left is angry about ‘pro-Trump’ year-end bonuses
Boy, are they annoyed: Democrats are pooh-poohing the avalanche of announcements by major corporations that they’re giving their workers bonuses and raising wages after the passage of tax reform
It’s classic left-wing disdain for anything big business does, even when it’s rewarding its workers — and even when those reaping the benefits include the Democratic cheerleading squad at MSNBC.
Buoyed by Alabama win, Democrats eye Tennessee Senate race
THE DEMOCRATS/McCONNELL SPENT $100 MILLION AND THE MEDIA WHORES SPENT 6 WEEKS BUYING WOMEN TO TRASH JUDGE MOORE. THEY REMIND ME OF THE UNDERDOG WHO GETS IN A LUCKY SHOT AND KNOCKS DOWN THE CHAMP. THEN THEY THINK THEY’RE 10 FEET HIGH AND BULLETPROOF.
[CtH: And they didn’t beat Moore by much. They’re delusional if they think they can pull off that kind of effort throughout 50 states!]
Neither of Tennessee’s two top GOP candidates, Rep. Marsha Blackburn and former Rep. Stephen Fincher, has the kind of personal baggage Republican Roy Moore had in the Alabama race won by a Democrat. But both have wholeheartedly embraced President Donald Trump at what Democrats hope is exactly the wrong time.
Former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen, a known quantity in Tennessee, has kicked off his Senate run from a position of strength.
“He starts with credibility among Tennesseans that Doug Jones didn’t have or almost no Democratic challenger in any of the other Republican states would have next year,” Maslin said.
Gentlemen, Start Your Engines for 2018 Midterms
Liberals really do live on another planet. The corporate tax cut was not intended as some cheap way to win votes or to benefit employees and voters in the here and now. It is simply an effort to lower the tax rate on corporate income down to generally accepted international levels approved by all card-carrying globalists.
Really, you couldn’t choose a better setup for the 2018 midterms. The Democrats get to wail about Russia collusion and Republicans stealing the silver and #MeToo and gay wedding cakes. Republicans get to talk about middle-class tax cuts and 4 percent growth. Remember the days when Dick Morris taught Bill Clinton to strike terror into Republican hearts with their centrist triangulation between left and right? Today’s Democrats don’t know nothin’ about such pranks.
Detroit Christmas Toy Giveaway Devolves into Massive Brawl
A Christmas toy giveaway in Detroit, Michigan, devolved into a massive brawl Saturday night, leading to the arrest of one woman, police said.
Police said they arrested a 39-year-old woman for allegedly threatening a 30-year-old woman at knifepoint while inside the building. The 30-year-old victim did not suffer any injuries.
Police say the suspect had been accompanied by her two children when the brawl took place.
Chelsea Clinton, bird-dogging for Momma Clinton
Chelsea Clinton’s back in the news, this time for a public letter to her toddlers full of drool and glurge “about our country’s future, about your future.” Apparently, she takes us for idiots. Because this confection, published in the anal penetration for teens-advocating Teen Vogue, is about as transparently cynical as such letters come.
I suppose if you live in the White House amid round-the-clock maid service and Secret Service protection to keep the riff-raff and “deplorables” away, it probably does make a difference in your personal experience. But that sure as heck resonates like a clank on the floor at a ballet performance.
THAT HAITIAN RELIEF FUND CASH SURE CAME IN HANDY, DIDN’T IT?
Topless Feminist Tries To Steal Jesus From Vatican Nativity Scene, Gets Trounced By Guard
A member of a radical feminist group attempted to steal a statue of the baby Jesus from the Vatican’s nativity scene on Christmas day but was intercepted by police as she grabbed it.
A Reuters photographer happened to witness the incident as the topless woman, shouting “God is woman,” climbed over a guard rail and scrambled up to the scene in a brazen attempt to take the statue of Jesus from its crib.
Democratic Congressional Candidate Indicted in $803,000 Fraud, Embezzlement Case
A Democratic congressional candidate in Virginia has been indicted on charges of fraud, embezzlement, and theft for allegedly stealing government funds from a school nutrition program in 2012.
Shaun Brown, 58, denied any wrongdoing during her first appearance in a Norfolk courtroom last week and said after the hearing that she intends to fight the charges.
Prosecutors said Brown fraudulently obtained $803,000 of government funds through her nonprofit organization, which participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. The organization worked with the USDA Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to low-income children on school breaks.
Israel in talks with more than 10 countries over Jerusalem embassy move
AMBASSADOR HALEY SAID OF THE U.N. VOTE TO CONDEMN AMERICA’S MOVING THEIR EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM: ‘WE’LL REMEMBER THIS.’
Israel is in talks with more than 10 countries — including some in Europe — about potentially moving their respective embassies to Jerusalem, according to officials.
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely on Monday said the nations were interested in following President Trump’s footsteps and declaring the Israeli city the new capital in the wake of Guatemala’s recent decision to do so.
Trump UNLEASHES Over Report Suggesting Fusion GPS Dossier Triggered Surveillance
WOW, @foxandfrlends “Dossier is bogus. Clinton Campaign, DNC funded Dossier. FBI CANNOT (after all of this time) VERIFY CLAIMS IN DOSSIER OF RUSSIA/TRUMP COLLUSION. FBI TAINTED.” And they used this Crooked Hillary pile of garbage as the basis for going after the Trump Campaign!, tweeted President Trump Tuesday.
On Saturday, Trump went scorched earth on McCabe for his corruption and obvious conflicts of interest during the Hillary Clinton email investigation:
According to WaPo: McCabe is retiring in just the right time to collect his pension:
Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s deputy director who has been the target of Republican critics for more than a year, plans to retire in a few months when he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits, according to people familiar with the matter. […] McCabe won’t become eligible for his full pension until early March. People close to him say he plans to retire as soon as he hits that mark. “He’s got about 90 days, and some of that will be holiday time. He can make it,’’ said one.