Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate



Leah Vukmir did not officially declare her candidacy to challenge Tammy Baldwin in the 2018 U.S. Senate race when she talked to Mark Belling on Tuesday afternoon, but she talked like a candidate. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck.

I would fully support Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate.

There is no question that Baldwin is extremely vulnerable. The same Wisconsin voters that chose Ron Johnson and Donald Trump are itching to replace her. This time, Baldwin can't sail into office on Obama's coattails.

Wisconsin voters rejected Russ Feingold, again, and Hillary Clinton. Red Wisconsin is poised to elect another Republican to the U.S. Senate. I would enthusiastically back Leah Vukmir to be that person.

Jimmy Fallon: Kyrie Irving, Betsy DeVos Joke

JIMMY FALLON: This weekend was the NBA All-Star game, and Cavaliers player Kyrie Irving made news for saying that he thinks the earth is flat. And this is nice, today he was named an education ambassador by Betsy DeVos.

Jimmy Fallon: H.R. McMaster Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Trump also made a pretty big addition to his cabinet. Yesterday, he announced his new pick for national security advisor, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who is actually Trump's third choice for the job. He's like the RC Cola of national security advisors. That's right, his name is H.R. McMaster. Incidentally, a McMaster's is also the best degree you can get from Trump University. 'Mom, I got my McMaster's! It came with a toy!'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump, African American Museum, and Ben Carson Jokes

JIMMY FALLON: I saw that this morning Trump spoke at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., marking the first presidential speech that was broadcast with a seven second delay. 'Just in case.'

Actually, Trump went on a tour of the African American Museum with Ben Carson. Things got awkward at each exhibit when Trump would turn to Carson and say, 'Friend of yours?'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Golf Joke

JIMMY FALLON: A new report from the Washington Post reveals that Trump has spent 25 hours golfing during his first month in office. But during his intelligence briefings, he really buckled down and played Wii golf.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump and Long Tie Joke

JIMMY FALLON: This is kind of weird. I noticed that President Trump didn't wear a tie to his big rally in Orlando on Saturday. I guess it was either at the cleaners or he got tired of tripping over it.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump and Sweden Joke

JIMMY FALLON: At his rally on Saturday, Trump suggested there was a terror attack in Sweden that didn't really happen, and then the Swedish embassy asked the State Department for an explanation. You know things are bad when the country that makes IKEA instructions is totally confused.

George Washington's Birthday - 285

HAPPY 285th BIRTHDAY, GEORGE WASHINGTON!



"The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon."

--George Washington

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Never Trumpers - Victor Davis Hanson

This is a great piece by Victor Davis Hanson. It analyzes the Never Trumpers, on the Left and the Right, and their extremism. He discusses the consequences of subverting the president of the United States, the talk of coup, impeachment, and assassination.



"Trump-Removal Chic" - What a great term!

Hanson writes:
Clearly in empirical terms, nothing that Trump in his first month in office has done seems to have justified calls for violence against his person or his removal from office. What then accounts for the unprecedented venom?

Hanson enumerates four reasons for the incredible degree of unhingement and the efforts to achieve his demise.
1) Trump's bombastic, take-no-prisoners style
2) The Democrat party being absorbed by its Left wing
3) Failure of some conservative pundits and journalists to push back
4) The irrational and abnormal becoming institutionalized and commonplace, ignoring the "working classes as either demographically doomed or as a spent force of deplorables and irredeemables (or both)"

Hanson nails the third.

3) Usually conservative pundits and journalists would push back against this extraordinary effort to delegitimize a Republican president. But due to a year of Never Trump politicking and opposition, and Trump’s own in-your-face, unorthodox style and grating temperament, hundreds of Republican intellectuals and journalists, former officeholders and current politicians — who shared a common belief that Trump had no chance of winning and thus could be safely written off — find themselves without influence in either the White House or indeed in their own party, over 90 percent of which voted for Trump. In other words, the Right ruling class is still in a civil war of sorts.

For some, the best pathway to redemption is apparently to criticize Trump to such an extent that their prior prophecies of his preordained failure in the election will be partially redeemed by an imploding presidency. It is no accident that many of those calling for his resignation or removal are frustrated that, for the first time in a generation, they will have no influence in a Republican administration or indeed among most Republicans. Yet, in private, they accept that Trump’s actual appointments, executive orders, and announced policies are mostly orthodox conservative — a fact that was supposed to have been impossible.

Those two succinct paragraphs explain the Never Trumpers.

They prefer subversion to admitting they were wrong. They are impotent and they refuse to accept it.

So, these conservative intellectuals and journalists find themselves in bed with the Leftists, echoing their talking points.

For some, the best pathway to redemption is apparently to criticize Trump to such an extent that their prior prophecies of his preordained failure in the election will be partially redeemed by an imploding presidency.
Exactly!

They are seeking their own redemption. Trump must fail for them to find it.


Milos Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart



From Breitbart News:

“Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved,” said Yiannopoulos. “They have allowed me to carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communities that would otherwise never have heard them. They have been a significant factor in my success. I’m grateful for that freedom and for the friendships I forged there.”

Milo continued: “I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately. This decision is mine alone.”

Yiannopoulos added: “When your friends have done right by you, you do right by them. For me, now, that means stepping aside so my colleagues at Breitbart can get back to the great work they do.”
Here's the statement from Breitbart:
“Milo Yiannopoulos’s bold voice has sparked much-needed debate on important cultural topics confronting universities, the LGBTQ community, the press, and the tech industry.

“Milo notified us this morning of his decision to resign as editor of Breitbart Tech and we accepted his resignation.”

Sweden Riots

There seems to be a problem here with competing views of reality.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is mocking Trump, as is Prime Minister Stefan Löfven of Sweden.




What is this? Are Swedes laughing about this?











I wouldn't be laughing if I were a Swede or Wasserman Schultz or a Democrat. That is dangerous.



Judd Apatow: Rape and Trump's Election

Is it funny to declare that Donald Trump's election felt like being raped?

Judd Apatow, successful Hollywood producer, writer, and director, thinks so.

Last Saturday, when Apatow did stand-up at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles, he joked about rape and murder and Trump, making some truly ugly comments.

From the Daily Beast:

[Judd Apatow] spent the majority of his set tearing into President Donald Trump—most forcefully in the disturbing analogy he used as his opener. When Trump was elected, Apatow said, he felt like “a person about to get raped, but I didn’t know how bad it would be.” Now that Trump is president, he added, “I feel like I’ve just been raped and I just don’t know if I’m going to get murdered.”
According to Apatow, Trump being elected president feels like getting raped and then wondering about getting murdered.

I haven't heard any outcry over this from women's groups, no complaints about Apatow's exploitation of sexual assault victims to trash Trump.

Apparently, this is all OK. He's not going to lose any movie deals over this. People won't be running away from Apatow, afraid to be associated with a person like him. Actually, his vocal Trump hate may boost his career to even greater heights. He may be rewarded for his insensitivity to people traumatized by this violent crime.

Soon, he had moved on to the First Family, including Melania Trump, who has refused to even move into the White House. “That’s pretty bad,” he said. “I mean, think about it: Hillary Clinton didn’t move out of the White House and her husband got a blowjob in it.” As for Melania, he said he “understands” why she’s staying away. “Every day she’s not in the White House is a day she’s not getting fucked by Donald Trump,” Apatow said. “Wouldn’t you stay away?”

Apatow even included a few jokes about Barron Trump, a risky move that got Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich suspended from the show last month. But unlike that controversial tweet, Apatow’s joke was not at the 10-year-old Trump’s expense.

“He fucking gets it,” Apatow said of the president’s youngest son. “You ever see the look on his face when Trump’s talking?” he asked, imitating the aloof expression. “People are like, ‘Is there something wrong with him?’ No! He knows his dad’s a fucking asshole!”

The attacks by Leftists like Apatow on Melania Trump and Barron are really despicable.

Can you imagine the outrage there would have been if a conservative comedian made such comments about Michelle and Sasha Obama?

The abuse the new First Family is taking is off the charts.

On a bill that also included Holmes and Artie Lange, Apatow more than held his own, delivering the most consistently funny set of the night.

...“When you start out as a comedian, you’re not good,” Apatow told The Daily Beast in a recent interview. “You realize that if you stick with it and you’re talented, you will get good, but you don’t know if it’s going to happen in six months or five years.”

Well, three decades after he set out to become a great stand-up comedian, no one could deny that he has achieved his goal.

I can deny that. Apatow hasn't achieved his goal to become a great stand-up comedian.

It's not great stand-up to equate the absolute horror of rape with the outcome of a presidential election.

Where are the sexual assault victim advocates? Why aren't they demanding an apology from Apatow?

It's not great stand-up to refer to First Lady Melania and her relationship with the president in such a crude, disgusting manner.

Why aren't groups like NOW or self-proclaimed feminists objecting to the way Melania is being objectified and degraded?

It's not great stand-up to say a 10-year-old boy knows his father is a "f---ing a--hole."

Why isn't Barron off limits, like Chelsea Clinton or Malia and Sasha Obama?

Apatow delivered some really sickening stuff that some consider entertaining.

I think the worst part is Apatow wasn't going for laughs in his set. He was going for the jugular. He was dead serious. And his L.A. audience approved.









Trump: Best Dow Gain Since President Taft, 1909

Good news:



Post-Election Stress Disorder



From CNN:

[P]olitics-induced anxiety -- it's so common it's been given an unofficial name: Post-Election Stress Disorder. Mental health professionals around the country, especially those working in Democratic strongholds, report a stream of patients coming in with anxiety and depression related to -- or worsened by -- the blast of daily news on the new administration.

In the past, therapists say it's been fairly uncommon for patients to bring up politics on the couch. "It is big money to talk about politics with me -- that is not what we do!" said Maria Lymberis, a psychiatrist in Santa Monica, Calif.

But that was before "fake news," "alternative facts," "repeal and replace," contested confirmations, travel bans, protests and suits over travel bans, suspicions about Russian influence and the departures of the acting attorney general and the new national security adviser. Among other things.

Requests for therapy appointments to Talkspace, an online therapy portal based in New York City, tripled immediately following the election and have remained high through January, according to the company. In particular, Talkspace has seen a steady increase in requests from minorities, including Muslim-Americans, African-Americans, Jews, gays and lesbians.

"In my 28 years in practice, I've never seen anything like this level of stress," said Nancy Molitor, a psychologist in the Chicago suburbs. She says the vast majority of her patients -- from millennials to those in their eighties -- are bringing up politics in their therapy sessions. "What we're seeing now after the inauguration is a huge uptick in anxiety."

This is nuts.

People need to be able to cope, especially with something like the outcome of an election.

Are we to believe that Trump's election has caused people to lose it and if Hillary had won then everything would be hunky dory?

Crazy.

Around the country, there's a "stream of patients coming in with anxiety and depression related to -- or worsened by -- the blast of daily news on the new administration."

If anxiety and depression are more prevalent, maybe it's because the mainstream media and entertainers and Leftist groups and Never Trump people won't let up, insisting that the sky is falling, that chaos reigns.

Instead of "Post-Election Stress Disorder," it could be called "Post-Meryl Streep Acceptance Speech Disorder."

Why didn't stress related to Obama's big lie, "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor," and the ObamaCare debacle get an unofficial label?

Why didn't all the families impacted by Obama's War on Coal and the ensuing stress they experienced get an unofficial label?

Why didn't Obama and the Left's War on Cops result in a label to identify the anxiety and depression they caused by their irresponsible statements and their horrific assassinations?

Apparently, the Leftists are granted legitimacy for their Trump election-induced suffering and victim status. Conservatives, on the other hand, when faced with an election loss, don't get the same sort of recognition for their anxiety and depression. They're so dehumanized that their concerns aren't acknowledged as legitimate.







Pope: Texting At Dinner and War



Pope Francis says that texting at the dinner table could result in war.

He doesn't mean war in the home, but war among nations due to the lack of face-to-face dialogue.

I think the pope is being a bit over-the-top on this, but I agree about the importance of communication.

Want to start a war in my home?

Bring out your phone at the dinner table.

I have zero tolerance for that.

Of course, there are emergencies and special situations that require immediate attention. But just bringing out a phone and ignoring others around the table? No way.


Katy Tur, NBC News, and Obama Promising Putin 'Flexibility'



Is NBC's Katy Tur clueless, or is she being dishonest?

Does she really not remember what Obama promised to the Russian president?

"On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it's important for him [Vladimir Putin] to give me space. . . . This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility."

— Barack Obama to Dmitry Medvedev, open mic, March 26, 2012


From Mediaite:
In Tur’s defense, [Florida Representative Francis] Rooney is slightly off in his retelling: it was then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev who Obama whispered to, who then promised to relay Obama’s message to Putin. But his recollection of the content of Obama’s message was accurate: “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility,” he told the Russians.

Obama’s hot mic comments were major news at the time, receiving widespread coverage. Obama’s Republican opponent Mitt Romney seized upon the gaffe and worked it into his stump speeches, even bringing it up during one of the presidential debates.
Bottom line: I don't trust NBC News.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Brenda Buttner R.I.P.



Rest in peace.

Milo Yiannapolous - CPAC Invitation Withdrawn

NBC News: Trump Not Shortest-Serving President

NBC News is a disgrace.

Look at this headline:

President Trump Officially Won’t Be the Shortest-Serving U.S. President

Did the Leftist news outlet note this "milestone" when Obama was in office?

Of course not.

From Chelsea Bailey, NBC News:
This Presidents Day, as thousands prepare to swarm the streets for anti-administration rallies, President Donald Trump has reached his 32nd day in office, and will soon surpass the record for the shortest term in the Oval Office.

That unfortunate honor rests with William Henry Harrison, the ninth president of the United States, who died from pneumonia just 32 days into his presidency, on April 4, 1841.

This isn't fake news but it certainly is offensive and biased news.

The suggestion is that NBC News was wishing for Trump's early demise. He has lasted longer than Harrison. Too bad.

Here's more presidential record information, from NBC:
At the time the 65-year-old Harrison was our country's oldest president. Trump, elected at 70, now holds that title.

Bailey also cites the assassination of James Garfield.

James Garfield, who was assassinated after only 7 months in office in 1881, is the second-shortest-serving president.

We didn't have this sort of monitoring and counting days with Obama, measuring his presidential tenure by death benchmarks of previous presidents.

As reported by Curtis Houck, this is tasteless.

The Leftist media need to get a grip.

They are treating Trump like an enemy. He's been in office for just over one month.

And they wonder why Trump calls them out?

It's official. Trump is not the shortest-serving president and NBC News is awful.

Federal Holiday - Washington's Birthday, Not Presidents' Day

Today is Presidents' Day. Some schools are closed. Non-essential federal offices are closed. Don't check your mailbox. There will be no mail delivery by the U.S. Post Office.

So, it's a federal holiday today, but it's not Presidents' Day.

We're celebrating George Washington's birthday.


5 U.S. Code § 6103 - Holidays
(a) The following are legal public holidays:

New Year’s Day, January 1.

Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the third Monday in January.

Washington’s Birthday, the third Monday in February.

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May.

Independence Day, July 4.

Labor Day, the first Monday in September.

Columbus Day, the second Monday in October.

Veterans Day, November 11.

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November.

Christmas Day, December 25.

No Presidents' Day.

No law has changed the holiday's name from Washington's Birthday to Presidents' Day. There has been no act by Congress to change the observance of Washington's Birthday.

The Uniform Holiday Bill, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in June 1968, provided for Washington's Birthday to be celebrated on the third Monday in February.

Today is not a day we honor both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. It's not a day designated to honor all presidents.

Today we celebrate George Washington.



Greg Gutfeld: Trump - The Ramones, Democrats - Air Supply

The Greg Gutfeld Show on Saturday was both amusing and insightful, featuring an especially good opening monologue by Gutfeld.



After highlighting Gene Huber, the Trump superfan invited on stage by Trump at his rally in Melbourne, Florida, Gutfeld made these astute remarks.

GREG GUTFELD: Now the Left will probably trivialize that moment as ridiculous, but that's the reason we have President Trump and not President Hillary. I know it's a cliche, but the mockers and the gawkers do not have a clue about what's going on here, and there is something going on here.

The Right is having fun for once. The Left, finally, they're the schoolmarms clutching their coin purses. It's a revolutionary reversal. For so long, the Right used to be the party of miserable old farts. But now, it's the Left in a bitter panic, holding back their pee.

It reminds me of 1976, when the world first discovered the Ramones. You either love them or you hated them, but everything before them seemed tame. Trump, he's the Ramones. The Democrats, they're Air Supply, which is why, sadly, they're all out of love.




Clyde Stubblefield R.I.P.



Rest in peace.

Patton Oswalt and James Woods - Writers Guild Awards

It's tough being a conservative in Hollywood but James Woods makes it look easy.

Sunday night, he joined the Leftists at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards.




Professor David Parry, St. Joseph's University - Trump Hater

St. Joseph's University is a Jesuit institution.

Steeped in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition, Saint Joseph’s University provides a rigorous, intense education that both disciplines and expands the mind. At the core of this education is a General Education Program (G.E.P.), which exposes students to primary fields of inquiry and the cultural values that shape our world. A Jesuit emphasis on engaged teaching and mentoring permeates the university.
Professor David Parry, Chair, Communication Studies, said some things in the classroom about Trump supporters that certainly don't reflect the Catholic tradition.

No mercy.

He told his students he was not sympathetic to white voters making more than $50,000 who voted for Trump. He doesn't believe you should have to open your heart to them. Parry gets more specific. He says that persons of color in the room or women in the room do not have to open their hearts to them.

Say what?

Beyond being unkind, Parry gave his students some dubious information.

Regarding Trump's election, he said, "People are going to die because of what happened. And if we don't start there, we cannot have a conversation. People's lives are on the line now, and it's time we got real about that."

Good grief! What drivel! It's the classroom equivalent of fake news.

As this piece by Jesse Waters shows, Parry didn't want to talk about what he did in his classroom. He tried to run away rather than explain himself.




I hope Parry is held accountable for his conduct in the classroom and rewarded by the university for his outrageous behavior.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Blind Sheikh - Dead

American tax dollars will no longer go to house and feed a terrorist mastermind.

From the Washington Post:

Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born “blind sheikh” and spiritual leader who was convicted in 1995 of being a mastermind of terrorist plots against the United States, and who was called the “godfather” of radical Islamist movements, died Feb. 18 at a federal prison in Butner, N.C., where he was serving a life sentence. He was 78.

The cause was diabetes and heart disease.

Abdel Rahman, who was blind from an early age, had denounced secular tendencies in other Muslims since the 1960s and was linked for decades with extremist Islamist circles in Egypt and abroad. He was twice acquitted of helping plot the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat — whom he denounced as “not a Muslim” — and built an alliance with Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden while living in Afghanistan in the 1980s.

After moving to the United States in 1990, Abdel Rahman preached at storefront mosques in Brooklyn and New Jersey, and came under federal scrutiny after a 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center left six people dead and more than 1,000 injured.

Several of his followers were convicted in the bombing, although Abdel Rahman was not. Instead, he was arrested on broader conspiracy charges of planning to “levy a war of urban terrorism against the United States.”

Among other actions, Abdel Rahman was accused of plotting a “day of terror” in which simultaneous bombs would blow up the United Nations, the Lincoln and Holland tunnels in New York City, the George Washington Bridge and the building housing New York’s FBI headquarters.

...At his sentencing, Abdel Rahman spoke in Arabic for nearly 90 minutes, touching on such subjects as birth control, homosexuality, former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and his green-card status.

“This is an infidel country,” Abdel Rahman said in his rambling speech. “It has an infidel White House. It has an infidel Congress. It has an infidel Pentagon. And this is an infidel courthouse.”
He had a green card.

From the Daily Caller:
Reuters reports that he was accused of issuing a fatwa that led to the assassination of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat in 1986.

After being acquitted in that case, and though he was known as a member of a designated terror organization, Abdel-Rahman found his way to New York through a tourist visa issued by the U.S. Embassy in Sudan.

According to Reuters, U.S. officials claimed that a computer error was responsible for Abdel-Rahman being given a visa. But in 1991 he was given a green card and permanent resident status in the U.S.

Oh, a computer error!

That was unfortunate, wasn't it?


Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore...

But don't give us the wretched refuse planning to wage holy war against the United States.

Gene Huber - Trump Star

A star is born - Gene Huber.

President Trump called him on stage at his rally in Melbourne, Florida.




Later, Gene Huber was interviewed by CNN after President Trump called him to the stage.



PAMELA BROWN: Thank you so much, Gene, for coming on, talking to us. We do appreciate it.

GENE HUBER: Can I just say one quick thing?

BROWN: Quickly.

HUBER: Ma'am? Yeah, very quick. I appreciate the interview, but just be a little, little nicer to our president. Thank you so much.

BROWN: I was waiting for a comment like that from a Trump supporter considering he calls us Fake News. Thank you so much, Gene Huber.

Huber was very polite and respectful in voicing his request.

That was well done.

Norma McCorvey, 'Jane Roe,' R.I.P.

Norma McCorvey, better known as Jane Roe from Roe v. Wade infamy, died on Saturday.

From the Associated Press:

Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69.

McCorvey died at an assisted living center in Katy, Texas, said journalist Joshua Prager, who is working on a book about McCorvey and was with her and her family when she died. He said she died of heart failure.

McCorvey was 22, unmarried, unemployed and pregnant for the third time when in 1969 she sought to have an abortion in Texas, where the procedure was illegal except to save a woman's life. The subsequent lawsuit, known as Roe v. Wade, led to Supreme Court's 1973 ruling that established abortion rights, though by that time, McCorvey had given birth and given her daughter up for adoption.

Decades later, McCorvey underwent a conversion, becoming an evangelical Christian and joining the anti-abortion movement. A short time later, she underwent another religious conversion and became a Roman Catholic.

"I'm 100 percent pro-life. I don't believe in abortion even in an extreme situation. If the woman is impregnated by a rapist, it's still a child. You're not to act as your own God," she told The Associated Press in 1998.

...McCorvey formed her own group, Roe No More Ministry, in 1997 and traveled around the country speaking out against abortion. In 2005, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge by McCorvey to the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.

In May 2009, she was arrested on trespassing charges after joining more than 300 anti-abortion demonstrators when President Barack Obama spoke at the University of Notre Dame. In July 2009, she was among demonstrators arrested for disrupting Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination hearing.
If it hadn't been McCorvey to play Jane Roe, it would have been someone else. Still, it was apparently a heavy burden for her, too heavy to bear.

The pro-abortion proponents didn't have a heroine in Norma McCorvey. They had an opponent.


Rest in peace.

David Clarke and Milwaukee Leftists

Here's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "news":



Dan Bice reports, "The shirt, incidentally, was made in Mexico, according to Amazon.com."

Very, very important information. After cancelling the newspaper ten years ago, I wonder if I should subscribe to the Journal Sentinel again. I don't know how I live without this valuable stuff.

Here's Clarke's original tweet:




The Milwaukee Leftists' obsession with Clarke is amusing.

I think Clarke knew the photo would drive them nuts. I'm sure he enjoys their response.

They can't help themselves.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Chuck Todd, Enemies, and Obama

Chuck Todd is so self-righteous.



For over six years, on the sidebar of this blog, I've had Obama's infamous declaration about those he defined as American enemies.
"If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're gonna PUNISH OUR ENEMIES and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,' if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's gonna be harder and that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2."

Now the Leftist media want to dial the rhetoric back? Give me a break.

They're horrified by the words Obama would routinely spew out and they would cheer him.

Todd and his pals are fine with hateful rhetoric and images as long as they are directed at their enemies.

They need to realize how hypocritical they are being.

They need to understand that we see this. We see them for the fools they are. They destroyed their credibility. They are being revealed as their own worst enemies.

Mike Pence - Munich Security Conference Speech

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the Munich Security Conference.

Highlights:


NATO:








Russia:




Iran:




ISIS:




John McCain Blasts Trump in Munich

Senator John McCain channeled his inner Dixie Chicks while in Munich, criticizing the president of the United States while on foreign soil.

From the Associated Press via the San Francisco Chronicle:

Republican Sen. John McCain delivered a withering critique of President Donald Trump in a speech Friday that highlighted fractures within the GOP as the new administration struggles to overcome a chaotic start.

Speaking in Germany at the Munich Security Conference, McCain didn't mention the president's name, according to the prepared text, while he lamented a shift in the United States and Europe away from the "universal values" that forged the Western alliance seven decades ago. McCain is the chairman of the Armed Services Committee.

...McCain, who has openly quarreled with the president, said "more and more of our fellow citizens seem to be flirting with authoritarianism and romanticizing it as our moral equivalent."

The senator lamented the "hardening resentment we see toward immigrants, and refugees, and minority groups, especially Muslims." During the presidential campaign, Trump promised to stop Muslims from entering the U.S. and shortly after taking office issued an executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations.

McCain also said the alliance's founders would be "alarmed by the growing inability, and even unwillingness, to separate truth from lies." While bashing the news media for being dishonest, Trump has ignored facts and sought to blame others for his miscues. Trump tweeted Friday that the news media are "the enemy of the American people."
McCain didn't use Trump's name. What a classy move!

The Dixie Chicks didn't use George W. Bush's name either when they attacked him while in England, but they did say "president of the United States." Their criticism wasn't nearly as detailed as McCain's remarks.

NATALIE MAINES: Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.
That was enough to cause a lot of controversy.

McCain is a current U.S. senator and a past Republican presidential nominee for president. His comments certainly carry a lot more weight than anything Maines said.

Should McCain be expressing such vehement opposition to Trump while on foreign soil?

No.

Jimmy Fallon: Robert Harward Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Another big story is that Trump asked Vice Admiral Robert Harward to replace Mike Flynn as national security advisor, but he turned him down. He said, 'Hell to the naw naw.' Yeah, he said no to the job. The rest of Trump's cabinet was furious. They were like, 'You can do that? You can say no?'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump 2020 Reelection Joke

JIMMY FALLON: You knew it wouldn't be long before there was another big Trump story that got people talking. Take a look at this:

[Clip]
NEWS ANCHOR: There's a lot going on with President Trump today. He's going to Florida to spend his third straight weekend there. Now his plans include a rally on Saturday that is officially a 2020 reelection campaign event.
FALLON: When they heard the 2020 campaign was already beginning, Americans started deporting themselves.

Jimmy Fallon: Reince Priebus, Trump Press Conference Joke

JIMMY FALLON: This morning, Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus did an interview on Fox & Friends where he said Trump did amazing in the press conference. Then from off camera, someone shouted, [As Trump] 'And tell them how sexy I looked.' [As Priebus] 'And he looked really sexy.'

Jimmy Fallon: Presidents' Day, James Buchanan Joke

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St. Patrick's Day Dispensation Decree - Archbishop Jerome Listecki

When I saw that St. Patrick's Day was on Friday this year, I hoped Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki would grant dispensation to Catholics.

From the Archdiocese of Milwaukee:

Each year, Catholics throughout the world are expected to abstain from meat and meat products on Fridays during Lent. Once or twice a decade, we are faced with a quandary: when St. Patrick's Day falls on a Friday during this time of penance, may we eat the corned beef?

After careful consideration, Archbishop Jerome Listecki has decided this year that Catholics in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee can take part in this tradition with a clear conscience. He has granted a dispensation which allows the consumption of meat on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Although Archbishop Listecki has waived the rule for this St. Patrick's Day, Catholics who choose to make use of this dispensation are encouraged to engage in another sacrificial or charitable act that day.

Here's the official decree:

JEROME EDWARD LISTECKI

Miseratione Divina et Apostolicae Sedis Gratia
Archiepiscopus Milvaukiensis

DECREE


The disciplinary practice of abstaining from meat on the Fridays in Lent is an important dimension of the penitential nature of the season. This year, the Feast of St. Patrick, March 17, 2017, falls on a Friday in Lent. Given the many celebrations that occur on this day and especially as we in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will be ordaining our two new auxiliary bishops, in accord with the norm of law, I herewith grant to all Catholics of the Archdiocese as well as all present here that day, a dispensation from abstinence from meat and meat products. I encourage all who make use of this dispensation to engage in another sacrificial or charitable act that day.

Given in Milwaukee, this 1st day of February, 2017.

Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki
Archbishop of Milwaukee
I'm no vegetarian, but I don't eat a lot of meat. It's not difficult for me to abstain from meat on Fridays. Nonetheless, a St. Patrick's Day corned beef dinner on Friday during Lent is really a treat.