Saturday Cleanup

Didn’t post yesterday because it was Friday 13th. Not that I’m superstitious, but why take chances.

Amnesty Advocates Mourn Ryan’s Exit

Ali Noorani is the director of the National Immigration Forum, a Washington, D.C.- based group which promotes cheap-labor immigration for cheap-labor employers, including the dairy industry in Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin.Noorani tweeted: “Thank you @SpeakerRyan for always hearing us out on immigration. Let’s get some good legislation passed before your next step!”

Paul Ryan to Push DACA Amnesty for Millions of Illegal Aliens Before Leaving Congress
House Speaker Paul Ryan will push his open borders agenda during his last months in Congress, telling the media that he is interested in passing an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise Top The List To Replace Paul Ryan
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., appears to be the odds-on favorite to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said he would hold onto his title until he retires in January.
The other most likely candidate, Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., has said he’s interested but only if McCarthy declines.

Dem Lawmaker Calls On Trump To Resign: “It Will Get Worse”


Betsy DeVos Tells Striking Teachers to Stop Being so Selfish
Teachers in Oklahoma have not showed up to class in nine days. Republican Gov. Mary Fallin approved pay raises in the tune of $6,100, but educators say it does not meet their demands. They also weren’t too happy that she likened their protest to “a teenager wanting a better car.” The teachers are on the march in defiance of school funding cuts and in support of pay raises of $10,000 over the next three years.


Comey Admits He Hid That Dems Funded Steele Dossier From Trump – ‘Wasn’t Necessary For My Goal’

“Did you tell him the Steele dossier had been financed by his political opponents?” Stephanopoulos asked the former FBI director in an interview set to air on Sunday night.
“No, I don’t even think I used the words ‘Steele Dossier,’” Comey responded. “I just talked about additional material.”

Pelosi suffers face spasms, says wrong words during brief appearance
Nancy Pelosi only spoke for a few minutes to reporters on Wednesday, but she still wasn’t able to avoid suffering face spasms, brain freezes and repeatedly using the wrong words.


New Yorker’ Calls Chick-Fil-A ‘Creepy,’ ‘Pervasive’ for Being Christian
Angered, no doubt, by the “ersatz homespun ambiance of a megachurch,” Piepenbring accused the restaurant of having an ulterior motive: proselytism and “glorifying God.” Rather than just understanding that the free market exists and that there is in fact a niche for enthusiastic Christians who want to sell chicken sandwiches, the writer took the same, stale path that the rest of the media has been parroting since 2012: Chick-Fil-A is “anti-LGBTQ” and full of “bigotry.”

Senator who called for Trump’s assassination demands slave reparations…counts herself among the beneficiaries
When you get down to the nitty-gritty of the progressive left’s “critical race theory,” which now drives race relations in the United States, reparations is the coveted goal to resolve all grievances.
Cue Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, the Trump-hating Democrat, who is calling for reparations for former slaves, according to The Kansas City Star.
Well, considering there are no former slaves alive today, the default payees would be current relations to the slaves — which conveniently includes the senator, according to her testimony.

Maxine Waters Gets Schooled On Separation Of Powers By OMB Director, Cuts Him Off With “Reclaiming My Time”


Filed under Betsy DeVos, Christianity, Donald Trump, Education, Immigration, James Comey, Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan

8 responses to “Saturday Cleanup

  1. Really odd thing: Went to front page and top story was yesterday’s Los Feliz. But in the sidebar I could see this one. Guess WordPress is sluggish this a.m. I can relate.
    Good morning.

    Before I plunge into the whole Post, on my way down here to the comment box, I saw several pix of Paul Ryan. Boy, he sure was a let-down, wasn’t he?

    I’ve seen some folks say Ryan first let them down in debates with Joe Biden, but that wasn’t my impression. Back then, I actually thought he was among the best, as seen in the VP debate cartoons Animals Debate and especially in VP Showdown.

    As a great man might tweet: Sad.

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    Teachers in Oklahoma have not showed up to class in nine days.

    Not only are these commie union creeps demanding more money from taxpayers, they’re dictating tax laws. And the OK legislature and governor caved. Less than the commies wanted, but more than they should’ve got.

    Gov Fallin has more spine than most GOP in Congress, but she’s still squishy, alas. There was no chance she would do what needed to be done: Pull a Reagan Air Traffic Controllers sweep.

    I read (can’t find link) that Christian schools have had quite an upswing of inquiries since the strike started. Heh.

    The teachers’ actions seem practically like the Antifa or Black Losers Matter types, and especially anachronistic – and desperate! – in the Age of Trump.

    Oklahoma’s striking teachers are intoxicated by their own demands (The Hill)
    PolitiFact’s Double Standard Makes Oklahoma Teachers Look Poorer Than They Really Are (Federalist)


    ‘New Yorker’ Calls Chick-Fil-A ‘Creepy,’ ‘Pervasive’ for Being Christian

    Ah, I see the New Yorker is projecting again, in the creepy, pervasive way they do.

    CF-A just opened a branch here in town, reportedly to the usual great success, long lines and all that. Maybe we’ll get around to chicking them out when the excitement dies down. We don’t eat a lot of chicken, and never order it out, 1. because Milady’s home cooking is so good and, B. up ’til now, we only had KFC in town.


    Seems t’me the common thread between these two stories (and so many others) is that they are ongoing battles in the long-running war. The same diabolical forces motivate the media which fundamentally hate truth and oppose righteousness, and inspire the communism which turned public schools into anti-American, anti-family, anti-faith indoctrination factories.

    They get more bold and open in their machinations because they think they’ve got the power and can’t lose. They haven’t absorbed the Hillary lesson yet. After decades of successfully infiltrating with their “forward” agenda, their evil plans now begin to fall apart, a seemingly mighty wave breaking weakly against granite cliffs of the faithful and righteous. Hillaryites retreat into hair on fire screaming at the sky while Trumpians push on for more #winning. It seems that the battle is becoming more intense, the masks mostly fallen and the sides clearly taken, as before a great final and deciding conflict. Loin girding advised.

    (Or, just another day on weird old earth?)

    Hey, chrissy, that article a while back about a Pope’s vision of a 100-year unleashing of ol’ Nick? That expiration date was coming up relatively soon, was it not? (link?)

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    • Comment from Rod Dreher about the New Yorker CFA article:

      “Would the New Yorker have published a piece critical of a fast-food chain owned by pious Muslims, characterizing their appearance in New York City as an “infiltration,” and saying that because of its ownership, the restaurants do “not quite belong here”? Of course it wouldn’t. So why do they single out Evangelicals for this spiteful treatment? I think we know the answer, but I wish editors at the magazine would ask themselves this question.

      “And I wish they would ask themselves how they would respond if a magazine somewhere out in Jesusland published a piece stating that the local opening of a national chain stored owned by Orthodox Jews amounts to an “infiltration,” and that the Jewish-owned store “does not quite belong here.”

      (from here)

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  3. Ting

    That advice to southerners driving in the snow is perfect!

    Nancy Pelosi does not seem well, and I have thought so since 2009. Even if she isn’t slurring her words and having facial spasms, she has the worst sense of rhythm I have ever seen. Her hand motions just do not seem to mesh with what she is saying and the cadence of her speech.

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    • I think a lot of us have noticed it while not wanting to notice it. After all, Nancy is not that much older than I am, and when I see people not that much older than me suffering the ravages of old age, it’s extremely disconcerting.

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