It is as frustrating as it is nauseating to watch what’s been happening to the president. That pig Robert Mueller not only tore the concept of ethics to shreds but is walking close to, if not over, the bounds of legality.
His team of Gestapo agents raided the office and home of long time Trump personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to allegedly look for evidence of a payoff to a porn actress. This is way, way outside the scope of his supposed investigation which is Russian collusion. There is none, of course, but he will never stop until he brings down this president.
This is a blatant attempt by this scum to goad Trump into firing him. The democrats are waiting for an excuse to charge him with obstruction so they can start the impeachment party after they get the majority back.
Feds raid Michael Cohen’s office, seize material related to payments to Stormy Daniels, other matters; Update: Mueller consulted Rosenstein; Update: Bank fraud and campaign finance violations?
The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation, but likely resulted from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York…
The payments to Ms. Clifford are only one of many topics being investigated, according to a person briefed on the search. The F.B.I. also seized emails, tax documents and business records, the person said.
The seized records include communications between Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen, which would likely require a special team of agents to review because conversations between lawyers and clients are protected from scrutiny in most instances.
He’s now involved in two criminal investigations, one Mueller’s, the other the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s. That’s extra pressure to cooperate with Mueller, as he could conceivably be indicted by the DOJ in two different jurisdictions if he doesn’t. This is Russiagate’s boldest squeeze play yet
Mueller Investigating Trump Over $150K Donation From Ukrainian Who Gave Clintons $13 Million
THAT’S DIFFERENT. HILLARY HAD TO BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS.
The donation, from steel magnate Victor Pinchuk, pales in comparison to contributions he gave to the charity Bill and Hillary Clinton set up. The billionaire has contributed $13 million to the Clinton Foundation since 2006 and had access to Hillary Clinton while she served as secretary of state.
Trump Blasts AWOL Jeff Sessions: “He Made a Terrible Mistake, He Should Have Let Us Know He Was Going to Recuse Himself”
THIS IS THE FIRST TIME TRUMP HAS CALLED OUT THAT COWARDLY LITTLE PRICK. HAD HE NOT RECUSED HIMSELF FROM ANY INVESTIGATION AS SOON AS HE WAS CONFIRMED, THAT TRUMP-HATING BASTARD ROSENSTEIN COULD NOT HAVE SET MUELLER LOOSE TO GET TRUMP. PERIOD. NO MATTER HOW, JUST DO IT.
Ahead of a briefing from Senior Military Leadership Monday night, President Trump blasted the FBI’s raid of his personal lawyer’s office, calling it a disgraceful situation and an attack on the U.S., according to White House pool reports.
Trump also criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, adding that no one in looking at the other side of the probe, an apparent reference to Hillary Clinton.
FBI Raid: Mueller outsources the legal torment of Michael Cohen, but that doesn’t mean it’s not part of Mueller’s Russian collusion inquisition
Mueller is legally twisting Manafort’s arm so hard to flip him against Trump it may fall off, but will have to outsource the torment of Cohen to others. As so much that has preceded it in the Russia collusion inquisition, this has the appearances of friends of James Comey and Andrew McCabe taking out whatever their agenda is on friends of Trump.
We are witnessing, as Scott [Johnson] says, “a political death struggle with the authorities operating under [President Trump’s] nominal control.” President Trump and his loyal appointees need to assert the powers that the voters have given them.”
We’ll learn more in coming weeks, but this brings to a head a seemingly intractable conflict: Donald Trump was duly elected president and there are a lot of people on Mueller’s team and in DOJ/FBI who still don’t accept that and want it over. Only one of them can win.
Carl Bernstein: FBI raid was about ‘scaring the hell out of the president’
ALL THE OTHER JACKALS ARE ENVIOUS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL SCALP THIS DICKWAD WAVES AROUND. THEY WANT ONE, TOO.
Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein said on Tuesday that President Trump “knows he’s trapped,” reacting to how the commander in chief is lashing out after the FBI raided the office, home, and hotel room of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
Furthermore, Bernstein said the raid was about “scaring the hell out of the president,” because Trump “knows better than anyone what he and his lawyer have discussed, communicated about it.”
In light of the CNN report about Rosenstein, Bernstein said Trump is a “lawless president” determined to avoid accountability by trying to shut down special counsel investigation.
“We have a president of the United States willing to risk a constitutional crisis for this nation so he can avoid legitimate investigation and letting the facts roll out the way they ought to,” Bernstein said.
Rod Rosenstein signed off on FBI raid of Michael Cohen’s office: Report
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein personally approved the FBI’s decision to raid Michael Cohen’s office in New York, according to a report.
Sources told the New York Times that Rosenstein’s involvement in the decision to raid the office of Cohen, President Trump’s longtime attorney, led the president to vent about whether he should fire the No. 2 official at the Justice Department.
Facebook assisting Mueller probe into Trump 2016 campaign
Facebook is working with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Trump campaign interactions with Russian operatives during the 2016 election, company founder Mark Zuckerberg told Congress on Tuesday.
Mr. Zuckerberg first said his company had gotten a subpoena from Mr. Mueller, then paused and said he wasn’t sure if there was a subpoena but his company is sharing information the investigation.
He declined to go into more details.
“Our work with the special counsel is confidential,” he said, testifying to the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees.
CtH: Ironic he should claim confidentiality while Mueller’s thugs were busy raiding Trump’s LAWYER.
Obama Holdover Accused of Corruption Approved Trump Lawyer Raid
When the media first began to spin the raid on the president’s lawyer, they claimed that it had been approved by a Trump appointee. Of course it hadn’t. It came from Rosenstein on one end. And Trump’s appointee had recused himself. That left his deputy, an Obama holdover, Robert Khuzami. And there are reports that he allegedly made the decision.
Khuzami was in charge of SEC enforcement under Obama. He did speak at the RNC convention in ’04 in support of the Patriot Act and donated to McCain in ’08. But as we’ve seen with Mueller, that kind of thing is old news. The much more significant factor is his SEC gig.
If the Republican party had a death wish, they accomplished it yesterday. They passed a horrific omnibus spending bill much to the delight of the Democrats. The bill was over 2300 pages and they were given less than a day to read it. Most of them leave the reading of legislation to their staff, as they can’t be bothered with such triflings. 90 Republicans voted against the bill, along with 77 Democrats. Did you get that? More Republicans opposed this spending orgy than the Dems did. As in Jonestown, most drank the Kool-aid willingly, while some had to be forced. The Democrats only need to pick up 23 seats in November to take back the majority. According to Rasmussen, there are at least that many Republican seats in serious peril, plus more than 20 that are leaning Republican or tossups. The Republicans got some additional military spending, to try to counter the slashing Obama did during his reign of terror.
RYAN-PELOSI UNIPARTY Easily Passes Record $1.3 Trillion Omnibus That Spits in Face of GOP Voters
Meadows pointed out the giant flaws of the plan:
– Record spending levels – No wall/border security – Obamacare intact – Funds Planned Parenthood – Sanctuary Cities funded – Barely 24 hours to read a 2,300 page bill
[CtH: Dear Lord, We are very disappointed by the “business as usual” budget vote that the Republocrats passed. Please move those of us who care about having a small government OF the PEOPLE, FOR the PEOPLE, and BY the PEOPLE to work our butts off booting out the Elitist Big Government Republicans who work hand-in-glove with the Elitist Big Government Democrats and replacing them with Populist Republicans who will actually run the country the way most of us want it run. Amen.]
Michael Mukasey told the press yesterday that Trump will sign the spending bill. He has to. If the government were to shut down he would be eviscerated by the left. Bill Clinton got away with shutting down the government by blaming Newt Gingrich. Obama got away with it because he was never blamed for anything. The time for him to act would have been long before now. Now it’s too late.
10 ways the GOP sold you out in the omnibus spending bill
How ironic that Republicans will pass what is likely to be their last major bill before losing Congress by violating their pledge to America in 2010, when they captured Congress, promising to post all legislation for 72 hours before a vote.
Taken in totality, this bill validates, legitimizes, and codifies the world view of the Democrats, only with slightly less enthusiasm. Which is why the Democrats are crushing Republicans in turnout so far this election season. This bill will essentially end Republican control of Congress.
[CtH: My fellow Republicans: LETTING DEMOCRATS TAKE OVER IS TOTALLY THE WRONG WAY TO FIX CONGRESS! Everybody is saying how the Democrats are cheering this budget. So duhhhhhhhh … how the heck would giving them majority control help?! We need to chuck out the ELITIST REPUBLICANS who LIE to our faces every campaign season (remember John McCain on Obamacare?!) and replace them with POPULIST REPUBLICANS who actually believe in the small government principles the GOP keeps telling us about every campaign season.]
Exclusive–Rep. Paul Gosar: Omnibus Is Christmas in the Spring for Liberals and Special Interests
Sadly, the bill contains many more provisions that run counter to the conservative principles that we as Republicans were elected to implement. For example, the Omnibus includes provision inserted by liberal California Senator Dianne Feinstein which blocks a 56 million-ton sand and gravel mine from opening in the Soledad Canyon in California despite two contracts being competitively awarded to a company that has already invested $40 million. This amounts to nothing more than a land grab.
Schumer: Spending deal brings end to ‘era of austerity’
‘We Democrats are really happy with what we were able to accomplish’
According to Schmuck, America has suffered 10 years of austerity. That’s coming to an end. Democrats are totally convinced that government spending is the key to economic growth.
“We Democrats are really happy with what we were able to accomplish on a number of priorities that Democrats have fought for all along – infrastructure, education, opioid relief, and more,” Mr. Schumer said of the spending bill.
“At the end of the day, as the minority party, we feel good about being able to succeed in so many ways,” he said. “We don’t have the House. We don’t have the Senate. We don’t have the presidency. But we produced a darn good bill for the priorities that we have believed in.”
For the life of me I don’t understand why the Republicans are so generous to the Democrats. Their generosity is never reciprocated. Dems take and take and take and give nothing. It’s what defines them. When they take control in January you can be sure Republicans will be locked out of committees, will not be allowed to offer any legislation, and will have Pelosi’s foot on their necks from day one. Maxine Waters has probably already written a draft of the impeachment articles she will present about 10 minutes after they’re gaveled into session. They never even put up a fight.
[CtH: Read Laura Ingraham’s Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump. She explains it.]
When you bookmark a lot of links without posting it’s kind of like getting constipated. Sooner or later it has to be purged.
So much for tasteful language for the day.
This is a scattershot post, wandering all over, hoping to find something anybody may be interested in. (It sure as hell ain’t me.)
Schumer slammed for citing skin color in vote against white judicial nominee
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer faced a stern rebuke from congressional colleagues for citing skin color in voting against a white federal judge nominee earlier this week.
Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the Senate floor Wednesday that the nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum, a white lawyer who is a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in Greenville, S.C., “speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary.” http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/02/schumer-slammed-for-citing-skin-color-in-vote-against-white-judicial-nominee.html
San Diego State University offering course called ‘Trump: Impeachment, Removal, or Conviction?’
A description of the course says the focus will be on the two constitutional grounds for removing a president from office: “Impeachment and removal (25th Amendment),” KUSI News reported.
It will include lessons on possible charges of the independent counsel and the powers of the president. Students in the class will also learn about “presidential immunity from indictment, and grounds for impeachment, removal, or indictment.” http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/375967-san-diego-state-university-offering-course-called-trump
Texans break early voting record after more Dems get involved I ALLUDED TO THIS IN THE PREVIOUS POST
Early voting in Texas’ largest 15 counties has hit an all-time high for a non-presidential election year ahead of congressional primaries in the state on Tuesday.
According to data posted on Saturday by the Texas secretary of state’s office, 885,574 Texans voted in the 11 days of early voting that ended Friday, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
That figure far surpasses the 592,153 Texans who voted early in 2014.
Early voting among Democrats surged this year, the Statesman reported. 465,245 Democrats cast their ballots early, compared to 420,329 Republicans. That represents a significant change from 2014, when only 226,730 Democrats voted early, compared to 65,423 Republicans. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/texans-break-early-voting-record-after-more-dems-get-involved/ar-BBJPrWT?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP
Statue of Marion Barry, controversial former mayor, unveiled in Washington
THE INSCRIPTION SHOULD READ: “THE BITCH SET ME UP!”
To some in Washington, D.C., he was a “living legend” who advocated for the city’s poor. To others he was a controversial figure remembered for being re-elected mayor despite serving a prison sentence for possession of crack cocaine.
The move to honor Barry, who died at age 78 in 2014, may seem mystifying to non-Washingtonians. But among Barry’s supporters, the statue is an appropriate tribute to a legitimate D.C. icon — a man so popular and influential that he walked out of federal prison and immediately began winning elections again with one of the most improbable comebacks in American political history. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/04/statue-marion-barry-controversial-former-mayor-unveiled-in-washington.html
How A Pathetic Republican Party Is Allowing ‘The Resistance’ To Run The Score — And The GovernmentSenate Republicans are heading toward midterm elections with control of their chamber and the biggest advantage any majority party has had since 1790. Yet every week, the Democrats are allowed to work just 2.5 days before returning home to duke it out with their Republican challengers. That is, Mitch McConnell is allowing Democrats to hit the campaign trail hard while obstructing 139 of the president’s nominees
Executive governance is out of style. On Friday, while 26 Senate Democrats up for re-election went home to their states or elsewhere to speak and raise money with which to batter Republicans in November, 139 of the White House’s nominees languished in positions from undersecretary for arms control and international security affairs to director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/04/mitch-mcconnell-senate-resistance-obstruction/
GOP Rep: POTUS and His Family Are Being Put Through Hell For Winning an Election – There’s No Evidence They Committed Any Crime Earlier this week, GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin sent a letter to AWOL Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate FISA abuses and how/why Hillary’s probe ended and Trump’s Russia probe began.
Zeldin’s letter came after Sessions told reporters he would have IG Horowitz investigate the FISA abuses. We need a special counsel; the Inspector General does not have prosecutorial power.
At the time of this publication, thirteen GOP Reps. have signed Zeldin’s letter.
On Sunday, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) said from his Twitter account, “.@realDonaldTrump & family being investigated for winning election w/no evidence they committed any crime to win the election. Sick, crazy & wrong!” http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/gop-rep-potus-family-put-hell-winning-election-theres-no-evidence-committed-crime-video/
Chicago community organizer blasts Obama: ‘He forgot the community got him where he is’
THEY DON’T REALIZE OBAMA HAS ALWAYS PLAYED THEM FOR THE USEFUL IDIOTS THEY ARE. EXCEPT FOR VALERIE JARRETT, OBAMA HAS TURNED HIS BACK ON EVERYONE WHO SACRIFICED TO HELP HIM GET AHEAD.
“The library is a great idea, but what about a community benefits agreement?” Taylor asked, referring to a contract between a developer and community organizations that requires investments in, or hiring from, a neighborhood where a project is built. “The first time investment comes to black communities, the first to get kicked out is low-income and working-class people. Why wouldn’t you sign a CBA to protect us?” https://hotair.com/archives/2018/02/28/chicago-community-organizer-blasts-obama-forgot-community-got/
The Woman in the High Castle
WE DIDN’T DODGE A BULLET, WE DODGED AN ICBM
In a dystopian fantasy in The New York Times at the end of the year, the columnist Bret Stephens reminded us of the horror that might have been:
Tax cuts. Deregulation. More for the military; less for the United Nations. The Islamic State crushed in its heartland. Assad hit with cruise missiles. Troops to Afghanistan. Arms for Ukraine. A tougher approach to North Korea. Jerusalem recognized as Israel’s capital. The Iran deal decertified. Title IX kangaroo courts on campus condemned. Yes to Keystone. No to Paris. Wall Street roaring and consumer confidence high.
And, of course, Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.
Thank God, as Stephens himself so forcefully predicted, Donald Trump was crushed in the November 2016 election and the nation was spared those and other right-wing depredations.
Instead, Hillary Rodham Clinton, in the landslide that everyone who was anyone predicted, was elected the 45th president of the United States and lost no time in fulfilling her campaign promises—and even going beyond what she had promised in many areas. […]
“Hate speech is not free speech,” Clinton argued in a rousing Oval Office speech, which is widely credited with inaugurating the lawsuit now before the Supreme Court to update the outmoded provisions of the First Amendment for the 21st Century. “Thomas Jefferson could not have foreseen Fox News, Breitbart, or Rush Limbaugh,” Clinton said, “and it’s pretty clear that our Founding Fathers and Mothers would not have countenanced the hurtful lies masquerading as news that such divisive outlets foster.” https://amgreatness.com/2018/03/05/woman-high-castle/
Tweet Of The Day… Maxine Waters Promises Slavery Reparations For Blacks If Dems Take House In Midterm Elections Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters said during an event in Selma, Alabama on Saturday that she would “be happy” to secure financial reparations for black Americans.
Waters said as long as Democrats win back the House in 2020 and are able to get a president who is friendly to their agenda, it would be “wonderful” to get reparations.
“I’d be happy to do that. That’s no problem,” Waters said when an event attendee pressed her to support reparations. http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/05/maxine-waters-promises-reparations-for-black-americans/
CNN’s Acosta Complains: ‘This Is the Third Briefing You’ve Not Taken a Question from CNN
YOU’D THINK AFTER A WHILE THEY’D GET THE HINT
Monday at the end of the White House press briefing, CNN’s chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta complained to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that she has not taken a question from CNN recently.
As Sanders was leaving the press room Acosta said, “Sarah, this is the third briefing you’ve not taken a question from CNN. Do you expect the Justice Department to enforce all subpoenas, Sarah?” http://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/03/05/cnns-acosta-complains-third-briefing-youve-not-taken-question-cnn/
Florida Senate passes bill to put restrictions on gun sales
THERE WILL BE AN ALL-OUT ATTEMPT AT GUN CONFISCATION, WHICH WILL LEAD TO CIVIL UNREST AND GEORGE SOROS WILL MAKE BILLIONS OFF THE CARNAGE
The 20-18 vote came after three hours of often emotional debate. Support and opposition crossed party lines, and it was clear many of those who voted for the bill weren’t entirely happy with it.
“Do I think this bill goes far enough? No! No, I don’t!” said Democratic Sen. Lauren Book, who tearfully described visiting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after 17 people were fatally shot on Valentine’s Day. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/florida-senate-passes-bill-to-put-restrictions-on-gun-sales/ar-BBJTVsK?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=UE12DHP
Christian Bridal Shop Closes Down Over Fear of LGBT Law After Facing Death Threats
A Christian bridal shop in Pennsylvania that has faced death threats will shut its doors permanently due to the strong likelihood that a local town council will pass a law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
W.W. Bridal in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, which made headlines in 2014 and again in 2017 because of the Christian owners’ refusal to sell wedding dresses to same-sex couples, has announced that it will close down officially on March 30. https://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-bridal-shop-closes-down-over-fear-of-lgbt-law-after-facing-death-threats-220306/
Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran Announces Resignation, Will Depart April 1
THIS WALKING CADAVER WOULD NEVER BEEN RE-ELECTED IN THE FIRST PLACE, BUT FOR THE TAMPERING BY McCONNELL BUYING VOTES TO HELP HIM DEFEAT CHRIS McDANIEL
While he survived a brutal and controversial Senate primary in 2014, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, citing his failing health, is resigning effective April 1. A special election will be held to finish the remainder of his term that ends in 2020. If no one gets above 50 percent, a runoff will be held. For now, Gov. Phil Bryant will appoint an interim senator to fill the vacancy until the election. Cochran’s colleague, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MI), is up for re-election this year and is facing a challenge by state Sen. Chris McDaniel. McDaniel challenged Cochran in 2014 https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/03/05/mississippi-senator-thad-cochran-announces-resignation-will-depart-april-1-n2457819
Mike Espy to run for Thad Cochran’s Senate seat
Espy became Assistant State Attorney General from 1984 to 1985, when he was elected as a Democrat to the 100th Congress in 1986 from Mississippi’s 2nd congressional district.
He defeated two-term Republican Webb Franklin to become the first African-American to represent Mississippi at the federal level since Reconstruction.
He was reelected three times.
Just 20 days after taking office for his fourth term, Espy resigned after being appointed Secretary of Agriculture in the Cabinet of President Bill Clinton. He served as Secretary of Agriculture in 1993–94. http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/37652112/mike-espy-to-run-for-thad-cochrans-senate-seat
The Silicon Valley elite’s latest status symbol: Chickens Their pampered birds wear diapers and have personal chefs — but lay the finest eggs tech money can buy
AS AN OLD FARM BOY, I AM VERY WELL AWARE OF THE NUANCES OF THE RAISING OF POULTRY.
I JUST HAD TO POST THIS TO SHOW YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE ABOUT HOW LOONEY CALIFORNY HAS BECOME.
In America’s rural and working-class areas, keeping chickens has long been a thrifty way to provide fresh eggs. In recent years, the practice has emerged as an unlikely badge of urban modishness. But in the Bay Area — where the nation’s preeminent local food movement overlaps with the nation’s tech elite — egg-laying chickens are now a trendy, eco-conscious humblebrag on par with driving a Tesla.
In true Silicon Valley fashion, chicken owners approach their birds as any savvy venture capitalist might: By throwing lots of money at a promising flock (spending as much as $20,000 for high-tech coops). By charting their productivity (number and color of eggs). And by finding new ways to optimize their birds’ happiness — as well as their own.
They are selecting for desirable personality traits (such as being affectionate and calm — the lap chickens that are gentle enough for a child to cuddle), rarity, beauty and the ability to produce highly coveted, colored eggs.
All of it happens in cutting-edge coops, with exorbitant veterinarian bills and a steady diet of organic salmon, watermelon and steak. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/03/02/feature/the-silicon-valley-elites-latest-status-symbol-chickens/?utm_term=.0ca372fe0f26
Trump’s lawyers reportedly don’t want him talking to Mueller – It’s advice he should take
There is no evidence Robert Mueller needs from Donald Trump – it’s a trap Trump should avoid unless and until the Supreme Court rules otherwise.
Those characteristics, while they proved valuable against the comatose and drab Hillary, could be a disaster in an interview with Mueller. Mueller’s team is very experienced in these perjury and obstruction traps. They will not ask any questions they don’t already know the answer to, and the questions they ask will not be posed to obtain information. They have all the information. They will be probing not for information, but for mistakes.
Don’t do it. I don’t know what power Mueller would have to compel testimony, but nothing should be done voluntarily.
Clinton: Women ‘Will Be Primarily Burdened’ by Climate Change
Schumer Delivers Most Unhinged Rant Yet: Trump ‘Most Dangerous and Worst Man’ Ever To Be POTUS
“We are dealing with probably the most dangerous and worst man in the presidency we have ever had in the history of this nation, but we are going to win the fight,” Schumer told the crowd.
“If we can take back the Senate, that means that I will have the sole power to determine what goes on the floor of the Senate,” he added. “It means we’ll be able stop Donald Trump from putting all his junk on the floor and stop the anti-LGBT cascade of things that come into the United States Senate,” the Senate Minority Leader continued.
Baltimore Mayor Debuts Crime Prevention Office to Support Black Males
Mayor Catherine Pugh announced a new office, to be called the Office of African American Male Engagement, which she says will begin operations on February 12. It is modeled after a similar venture in Philadelphia, where it is called the Office of Black Male Engagement.
The mayor also said she has picked former city high school principal and mayoral candidate Andrey Bundley to helm the office.
“The reason the office is important is because too many black men are either the perpetrators of crime or victims of it,” Bundley said, according to the Baltimore Sun. “It is about saving lives.” http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/05/baltimore-mayor-debuts-crime-prevention-office-support-black-males/
Judge criticized by Trump may end up determining fate of border wall, report says
US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whom President Trump accused of being biased in handling the Trump University case during the 2016 election, will hear a case on Friday to decide whether the president’s proposed wall along the southern border can get waivers for environmental laws.
If Curiel rules against President Trump, the administration’s effort to secure the border between the US and Mexico could come to a halt.
Curiel, an Indiana native who was nominated to the federal bench by Barack Obama in 2011, was criticized by the president in 2016 for certifying class-action lawsuits that claimed Trump University was fraudulent. http://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/02/06/judge-criticized-trump-may-end-determining-fate-border-wall-report-says-598728
The 2018 Elections Just Got A Bit Easier For Democrats Thanks To The Supreme Court
The Pennsylvania legislature will redraw the state’s congressional district lines in advance of the 2018 midterm elections, after the Supreme Court Monday declined to overturn an order requiring a new map.
The decision is a victory for Pennsylvania Democrats, who convinced the state supreme court in January that the current map is gerrymandered to favor Republicans, in violation of the state constitution. The court ordered the GOP-controlled legislature to produce a new map by Feb. 9. http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/05/samuel-alito-supreme-court-2018-elections/
Stanford students feel ‘unsafe and hurt,’ brought to tears over flyers defending ICE agents
Some Stanford University students felt “unsafe and hurt” and were apparently brought to tears over satirical flyers defending ICE agents hung in the Kimball Hall dorm.
That according to the student who hung them, Isaac Kipust, who writes he was subsequently summoned before Associate Dean of Students Alejandro Martinez and his aggrieved peers to answer for his actions. http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/41596/
Homelessness in Los Angeles Has Surged by 75 Percent in Six Years
“by far the biggest single group of unsheltered people in any U.S. city”
Three out of four homeless people — 41,000 — live in cars, campers, tents and lean-tos, by far the biggest single group of unsheltered people in any U.S. city. If you took out Los Angeles, national homelessness would have dropped last year for the first time since the recession.
The problem has only gotten worse since Mayor Eric Garcetti took office in 2013 and a liberal Democratic supermajority emerged in 2016 on the county Board of Supervisors.
Elizabeth Warren:”We March In Pink Pussy Hats!” Yes, yes you do.
New GOP Ad Torches ‘Joe Voted No’ Manchin For Siding With Schumer
West Virginia’s State Auditor has released new statistics about the degree to which Manchin’s constituents stand to gain from the exclusively Republican-passed law — and this is among state employees alone
State employees in West Virginia are collectively expected to keep an additional $50 million annually, according to State Auditor John B. “JB” Mccluskey. McCuskey attributed this savings to the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which will provide state employees with a reduction in their tax withholding…
Judge Rules Bakeshop Owner Doesn’t Have To Bake Wedding Cake For Gay Couple
“For this court to force such compliance would do violence to the essentials of Free Speech guaranteed under the First Amendment,” Lampe ruled, according to a press release sent to The Daily Caller News Foundation. The injunction also posited that if Miller refused to design the cake, the state would force her to close her Tastries Bakery shop altogether.
LiMandri argued in Friday’s court hearing that Miller doesn’t discriminate against same-sex couples, but refuses to use her artistic talents to express a message that conflicts with her religious beliefs about marriage. http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/06/cake-shop-owner-wedding-cake-gay-couple/
Remember how, back in 2013, Michelle Obama and her girls refused to harvest their own garden at the White House, because the government was shut down? Good thing our brave troops aren’t that lazy and self-centered, isn’t it?
As soon as the government was opened back up,Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pulled his offer to support a wall on the southern border. President Trump fired back:“If there is no wall, there is no DACA.”
They tried to shoehorn a big immigration amnesty into stopgap funding and paid a heavy price.
Democrats got essentially nothing in exchange for voting to re-open the government, which made the Republican triumph even sweeter. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made an unenforceable promise to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to bring an immigration bill to the floor – he said merely that it was his intention to do so – if a compromise cannot be made regarding the illegals before government funding runs out again. https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/269102/democrats-lose-big-time-shutdown-ends-matthew-vadum
Never play Chicken with the Trump Train
This embarrassing game of Chicken shows that — for the first time in decades — a Republican won the Narrative War.
Republicans never win the Narrative War.
And that’s why Schumer and the Dems were so certain they’d succeed at hanging this shutdown around Donald Trump’s neck.
But they failed miserably.
No. Trump went much further than that. He successfully labeled this shutdown as Democrats choosing illegal aliens over American citizens.
And because of that, losing this game of Chicken isn’t just a minor setback for Chuck Schumer and the Democrats.
They went all-in for non-citizens over Americans. And now, no matter what they do, Trump has succeeded in labeling them the Party of Illegals. http://patriotretort.com/never-play-chicken-trump-train/
Trump releases statement on Democrats coming to their senses over government shutdown
Trump just released a statement to the press on the government shutdown, praising Democrats for ‘coming to their senses’ to fund the government:
In a campaign email, the message from the Trump campaign is that “Democrats CAVED”:
Democrats caved on the shutdown, and they’re admitting it
🔥Kamala Harris on McConnell: “I don’t believe he made any commitment whatsoever and I think it would be foolhardy to believe he made a commitment.”
Cc: Democratic leadership
We Are Outraged:’ Illegal Alien Activists Turn on Democrats After Amnesty-or-Shutdown Fail
In a protest outside of the U.S Capitol, open borders advocates and illegal alien activists slammed Democrats after they originally shut down the federal government to push amnesty for illegal aliens, but then caved to President Trump and voted to reopen the government without an amnesty attached to the funding bill.
Illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with the open borders group “United We Dream,” which is funded by globalist billionaire George Soros, said they were entitled to an immediate amnesty before the federal government was reopened. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/22/we-are-outraged-illegal-alien-activists-turn-on-democrats-after-amnesty-or-shutdown-fail/
Fresh Polling: Shutting Down Government Over DACA Was Not Good For Democrats
“Would you favor or oppose Democrats voting to shut the government down if the continuing budget resolution does not include restoring so-called DACA work permits for undocumented immigrants brought here illegally by their parents?”
58% responded with “oppose.”
Polling also showed a majority back White House priorities on ending the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, eliminating chain migration and building a border wall. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/01/22/poll-vast-majority-disapprove-of-government-shutdown-over-daca-n2438002
Nancy Pelosi to Democrats: Shutdown deal does not ‘diminish our leverage’
“While today’s vote ends the Trump Shutdown, it does not diminish our leverage,” Pelosi said in a “Dear Democratic Colleague” note to her caucus members. “While Members may vote differently on this bill, we are unified in our determination to meet the needs of the American people with our Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.”
[CtH: BWAHAHAHAHA! Delusional Nancy opens her gob again. TRUMP is MEETING every one of those needs already … without any support whatsoever from the Democrats OR the MSM.]
CNN Asks Wasserman Schultz What Was The Point Of The Shutdown — Her Answer Is Stunning
When Schultz was asked point-blank what the point of the government shutdown was her response left Baldwin’s jaw on the floor. “What one thing did [Schumer] get, you know, from Republicans, to justify shutting down the government in the first place?” Baldwin asked.
DWS replied: “The one thing, I would say, that [Schumer] did get is the potential for momentum.”
[CtH; What on Earth does “potential for momentum” mean?]
CNN Host Incredulous When Wasserman Schultz Says Schumer Got ‘Potential for Momentum’ Out of Shutdown Deal
[DWS: “We’re five months down the road and we still don’t have a budget.” Wow. And how many YEARS did Democrats REFUSE to pass a budget?! I’d say “unbelievable” but this is a Democrat.]
In keeping with my policy, I’m not posting any links to the investigations going on in Congress because there’s really no point. We’ve found what we all knew to be true, that Obama didn’t have a presidential administration, but a criminal enterprise. Using phony information to spy on Trump people, collusion between the White House, FBI, and DOJ to make sure Hillary would never be charged with anything; Lynch announcing she’d abide by whatever decision Comey came to when she was told months earlier what the outcome of the sham investigation would be. Felonies piled on felonies. It’s laughable to think that any investigation will result in any indictments. Even if they were, you’d never get a judge or jury in DC to convict a Democrat. So it’s all bullcrap. Enough said.
DC ‘Made Men’ Like James Clapper Don’t Get Charged For Committing Open Perjury
Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper is about to celebrate one of the most important anniversaries of his life. March 13th will be the fifth anniversary of his commission of open perjury before the Senate Intelligence Committee. More importantly, it also happens to be when the statute of limitations runs out — closing any possibility of prosecution for Clapper
Schumer’s shutdown reveals: Democrats will destroy America just to spite Trump
The Schumer shutdown has revealed the totality of the Democrats’ agenda: animosity and amnesty.
When President Trump set out to deliver historic tax cuts for the American people, Democrats sat on their hands, rather than participating in the legislative process.
We already knew the Washington Democrats hated Trump. Now we know they oppose not just the president, but American government, the American people and even the very concept of American citizenship as well.
They call Americans “deplorables” and illegal immigrants “Dreamers.” That tells you everything you need to know about the Democrats’ upside-down world view.
SAG Awards Host Can’t Resist Taking A Shot At Melania Minutes Into The Show
“There has never been a host for this awards show,” Bell said. “First time. First person. First lady. I honestly never thought I would grow up to be the first lady, but you know what, I kind of like it.”
“I think my first initiative as first lady will be cyberbullying because I have yet to see any progress on that problem quite yet,” Bell joked early in her speech.
Trump Rejects NBC’s Request for Pre-Super Bowl Interview
CAN’T SAY I BLAME HIM. IT WOULD NOT BE SO MUCH AN INTERVIEW AS AN INTERROGATION. NOT AT ALL LIKE THE HUGGING AND CARESSING OBAMA WAS ALWAYS TREATED TO.
The White House has at present, according to a person familiar with the matter, indicated to NBC News that President Donald Trump will not take part in a recent Super Bowl ritual: a pre-game interview between the commander-in-chief and the news unit of the network hosting the game.
If Trump had agreed to the interview, he probably would have been grilled about his opposition to NFL players protesting when the National Anthem is played before games, as well as about his political policies, Variety says.
When MRC analyzed all evening news coverage of the President in 2017, we found that 87.8 percent of Trump’s coverage on the NBC Nightly News was negative, compared to a mere 12.2 percent that was positive.
Sec. Zinke Will Spend The Government Shutdown Ensuring The WWII Memorial, National Parks, Stay Open
No Barrycades this time. Just one more demonstration of how Obama had no problem hurting people for his political agenda.
In the first hours of the government shutdown, Secretary Zinke was making plans for how to keep America’s public parks open. In the early hours of Saturday morning, Zinke met with public affairs and maintenance staff to run through a plan to keep memorials on the National Mall open. He then spoke with garbagemen who will be picking up trash on the Mall one last time before the city of D.C. takes over for them.
Zinke then got into his car and drove to the WWII memorial to greet visitors and hand out maps and helped with directions. “I spent the morning walking around, giving brochures out,” Zinke said. “I got a lot of thanks from both sides of the aisle. We will not weaponize our public lands.”
Sarah Sanders Tweets Picture From Young Infantryman in Afghanistan Showing What Servicemen Woke Up to Thanks to Democrats #SchumerShutdown
On Saturday, Sarah Sanders tweeted out a photo sent to her from an infantryman serving in Afghanistan. Thank you, Chuck Schumer and Democrats! This is all on you!
American Forces Network provides entertainment and other services to our service members overseas. Due to Schumer’s shutdown, our men and women overseas currently do not have access to this network.
For years, Democrats have successfully used government shutdowns to slap wimpy Republicans around and paint them as cold, ineffectual cream puffs who don’t care about the regular people who depend on a functioning government.
Remember the political theater of the 2013 government shutdown, when veterans and little kids were barricaded out of the national monuments and Nancy Pelosi was calling the Republicans legislative arsonists?
That’s not going to work with the bad hombre in the White House — he was born to brawl.
Democrats did their best to fill the news cycle with distracting toxicity leading up to the shutdown we’re in, but it didn’t take. People see it for what it is. Disgraceful political opportunism. Democratic senators don’t oppose much of the spending bill at all, and they pretended there was moral urgency with DACA.
[CtH: Among the MOST pathetic examples was CNN warning us that we could be hit by an UNDETECTED asteroid! Cuz, you know, if it was detected, we’d be able to do something about it. Oh wait. No we couldn’t. It would still hit us. We’d just know about it a little sooner.]
If a government shuts down in the forest and nobody hears it, that’s the sound of liberty dying. The so-called shutdown is, as noted last week, mostly baloney: Eighty-three percent of the supposedly defunded government is carrying on as usual, impervious to whatever restraints the people’s representatives might wish to impose, and the 800,000 soi-disant “non-essential” workers have been assured that, as soon as the government is once again lawfully funded, they will be paid in full for all the days they’ve had at home.
CNN Reporter: People ‘Don’t Care’ About Russia Investigation Even Though ‘That’s All We Talk About at CNN’
Trump Calls for ‘Nuclear Option’ if Democrats Continue Shutdown
By invoking the “nuclear option,” Senate Republicans would change the rules of the Senate so that it would only take a 51-vote majority to pass a bill and it would no longer be required to get 60 votes to end debate on it.
“The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked,” Trump said in the tweet. “If the stalemate continues, Republicans should to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.’s”
“No barriers between California and Mexico” for leftist Democrats.
In this view, Mexicans who violate U.S. immigration law are only entering their own country and not illegal in any sense. They are therefore entitled to education, medical care, drivers’ licenses, welfare, and in-state college tuition. False-documented illegals also vote in federal, state and local elections, the imported electorate of California’s ruling class Democrats. California secretary of state Alex Padilla conveniently refuses to reveal voter information and will not cooperate with federal probes of voter fraud.
[CtH: Funny thing how it doesn’t work the other way. Americans who enter Mexico illegally go to jail.]
Trump HHS Announces “New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division”
HHS moves from “pro-life antagonist to advocate.”
During his presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump repeatedly spoke of his intent to support life should he be elected. This week he took another huge step in fulfilling this promise with his HHS’s announcement of a new conscience and religious freedom division.
Additionally, the HHS has announced that it will roll back another Obama era policy: HHS will no longer freeze out states that seek to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Last year, the president signed a bill allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood.
Former Military Lawyers: Chelsea Manning Subject To Prosecution For Running For Office
While Manning’s felony conviction does not appear to automatically disqualify a run for office, his active-duty status presents a much more troubling issue. Such a status, in other words, has enormous implications for engaging in any kind of political activity, especially a Senate run.
That paragraph is punitive and violation of it subjects her to courts-martial for violation of a lawful order or regulation under Article 92,” Brenner-Beck told TheDCNF. “Her activities campaigning for herself and fundraising for herself may also violate other provisions of the DoD Directive, themselves separately punishable under the UCMJ, art. 92.”
Pelosi Invited Dems To Celebratory Meal, While Military Doesn’t Get Paid And Can’t Eat $58 Steaks On SNL, it dawns on the left that its tantrum over Trump is falling flat
I watched the opening segment last night, which was a mirthless five-minute take attempting to convince us President Trump was dumb. Later on in the program, at the half-hour mark, the second political skit, led by actress and guest host Jessica Chastain was more interesting.
Using the format of a cheesy game show with a panel of three contestants, Chastain asked her contenders in the five-minute segment whether this or that action of President Trump’s “matters anymore.”
The skit moves on to ever more outrageous scenarios, none of which “matter anymore” to highlight that the public doesn’t give a darn about the media’s frenzy at President Trump’s tweets or its slambook-style leaks of his offhand supposed remarks. In the course of the drama, Chastain gets more and more wound up at how Trump gets away with whatever it is the left says he gets away with and near the end of the skit swigs a booze bottle to drown her exasperated sorrows as the contestants try to comfort her.