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Another Kick-A$$ Possibility

Bolton, former Ambassador to the United Nations, has been the most consistent voice for properly vetting both immigrants and countries that align themselves with the United States. He is no fan of Iran’s mullahs nor their nuclear ambitions. He always makes sense and the leftists hate it.

“Senior White House Officials Support Bolton To Replace Flynn”

Senior White House officials and members of the National Security Council are pushing former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton as a replacement for ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

Among Bolton’s most vocal supporters are senior administration officials loyal to Flynn and who are upset at the general’s firing. Multiple sources described an effort by these Flynn loyalists to ensure that Bolton is selected as his replacement.”

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How Communists Roll

The mayor of the city of New York has officially threatened Wells Fargo Bank because they are providing some funding for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

People on the left like hizzoner thought they had the pipeline effectively shut down until the election of 2016. Now that Donald Trump is President he is giving the go-ahead to projects like these. Those on the left are having to resort to other means, including illegal bully tactics, to try to get their way. In doing so they are increasing the public’s distrust and disgust ot far-left Democrats.

“De Blasio Threatens Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened Wells Fargo bank for its investment in the North Dakota Access Pipeline.

In a February 17 letter to Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan, de Blasio said he wanted to “express my deep concern about your involvement, and the involvement of other banks, in financing the Dakota Access Pipeline,” noting his concern is partly based on being a Mayor of a “coastal city threatened by climate change.”

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De Blasio stated three times int the letter that he is a person in charge of the funds of “long-term investors” with more than $165 billion in assets established to pay for the benefits of over 700,000 active and retired New York City workers.”

That, dear readers, is a threat.

More at the Daily Caller

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“Rush Limbaugh: ‘The Media Did Not Make Donald Trump and They Can’t Destroy Him’”

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Glenn Greenwald Explains The Deep State And Why They Want To Take Trump Down.

This is important stuff.

Greenwald is no supporter of Trump but he sees the intelligence community as far more dangerous than the new President – and explains why. He is making no friends inside intelligence by doing this. What he says is frightening, especially since there are so many in the media who are on the side of the intelligence community in opposing Trump any way they can.

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If Not ‘Fake News’ What Should We Call it?

I’m talking about the slandering insinuations that are being passed off as news by anti-Trump news organizations. We should call them out but we should do so accurately. Here are a couple of examples:

“As Presidents Live Longer, Doctors Debate Whether To Test For Dementia”

From NPR

Another – Don Lemon at CNN assembled a panel to talk about Trump in disparaging terms; his visits to his Florida home, his family traveling with him, and, believe it or not, his golfing. One of his panel said what he was doing is not news, calling it ‘Fake News’. Lemon wouldn’t let him talk, cut him off, and walked off the set.

Crap like this is not news. It is an attempt to delegitimize everything Trump does by talking smack about it. We should have a term for it other than ‘Fake News’.

Although calling it Fake News seemed to get under Lemon’s skin – so there’s that.

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The Left Is Bringing Out Its Big Guns In The First Month Of Trump’s Term…

… What will they do to top it? It’s really rather sad. It’s stupid to use up all your ammunition in the first volley. MSNBC and some members of the Congressional Black Caucus are ramping up the allegations of racism against Trump – and now Steve Bannon. What can they do to top it?

Trump said he’d like a meeting with the CBC. He said he’d like ‘Open dialog’. This Congressman also used the term ‘Open dialog’ but he’s trying to put conditions on the meeting. That’s not openness.

“Congressional Black Caucus Member: Steve Bannon ‘a Stone-Cold Racist’”

From here

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“Stop Belittling The Holocaust With Your Stupid Nazi Analogies”

It’s a lie, it’s belittling for those who died in the camps, and it shows just how lazy you are.

First of all, even if the authorities — even if the National Guard (which I think would be an incredibly horrible idea) — were to start deporting illegal immigrants, not one of those unfortunate people would ever be sent to anything resembling the ovens of Treblinka and Auschwitz. Not their children. Not anyone else in this country. Most often, in fact, deported illegal immigrants are going back to Mexico, where they can apply for legal entry into the United States. Every year, more than a million people become American citizens. So we are hardly in the early staging plans of “total measures.” In fact, we function under immigration laws that were written by representatives of the electorate, and the constitutionality of those laws are determined by the judicial system.

If your argument is that all deportations are, in and of themselves, the actions of a proto-Nazi regime, then I would ask: why aren’t you comparing Barack Obama, who deported 2.4 million people from 2009-2014 2014 alone, to Himmler? Or I would say stop appropriating the horrors of history for short-term political gain and come up with a better analogy.”

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Program Allows Mexican Farm Workers To Work In US Legally

“Oaxaca farm workers off to Florida to pick tomatoes through federal labor program”

The Mexican state of Oaxaca

A variation on the American dream will send 56 farm workers from Oaxaca to Florida next month and all of them will cross the border legally.

The workers, aged 23 to 40, will work on the tomato harvest through an agreement between the federal labor service and the United States firm Lipman Produce.

Depending on the work available and their performance, the laborers will be able to remain employed for three to eight months.

A Oaxaca farm worker will earn on average 150 pesos (less than US $7.50) per day. In the U.S. that worker will earn just over $11 an hour.”

Read the rest here

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Samantha Power Would Not Take Nikki Haley’s Phone Call

This kind of silliness reminds me of when George W. Bush took over the White House after Bill Clinton. The Clinton Transition team defaced the building and removed all the ‘W’ keys from computer keyboards.

Childish.

Samantha Power was President Obama’s Ambassador to the United Nations.

Samantha Power

Her job there was taken by President Trump’s choice, Nikki Haley.

Nikki Haley

Haley tried to phone Power but Power refused to speak with her.

“‘Classy as always’: Samantha Power apparently refused to take call from Nikki Haley”

From here

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This Woman Tried To Make President Trump Look Like A Racist

April Ryan

At Trump’s news conference the other day she asked him if he would meet with the Congressional Black Caucus. He assured her that he would and asked her if she would set up a meeting. She replied that she was just a reporter and the media has taken up her story, giving the impression that the only reason Trump asked her to set up a meeting was because she’s black.

Now we find out that Ryan has direct connections to the CBC.

“WikiLeaks Exposed April Ryan as More Than ‘Just a Reporter’”

The veteran Washington journalist, however, appeared to a bit more than a chronicler of current events during last year’s presidential campaign. Emails pilfered from Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta’s email account and published in the fall by WikiLeaks suggest a rather chummy relationship between Ryan and the Clinton camp.

At one point, she even suggested a meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

“FYI I also just talked with Marcia Fudge and Sheila Jackson Lee,” she wrote on April 18, 2015, referring to representatives from Ohio and Texas, respectively. “Also, Lets make the black reporters meeting happen asap.”

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Democrat Leaders Want Obama To Stop Trying To Help Them

Really. This is from the left-wing Daily Beast.

Mrs22 says Obama has the Sadim touch. Sadim is Midas spelled backwards. Everything Midas touched turned to gold. Everything Sadim touched turned to crap.

Seriously, every Democrat Obama has tried to help has lost. It’s no wonder the state level Dems want him to go away.

“Leaked Emails: Dem State Leaders Think Obama’s New Organizing Army is ‘Grade A Bullshit’”

Organizing for Action was supposed to complement the Democratic National Committee. Instead, Democratic leaders say, it nearly killed the Democrats.

It is difficult to overstate just how enraged state Democratic activists and leaders are with Organizing for Action (OFA), the political and community-organizing army that grew out of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

The nonprofit, which functions as a sort of parallel-Democratic National Committee, was founded to mobilize Democratic voters and supporters in defense of President Obama’s, and the Democratic Party’s, agenda. Instead, the organization has drawn the intense ire, both public and private, of grassroots organizers and state parties that are convinced that OFA inadvertently helped decimate Democrats at the state and local level, while Republicans cemented historic levels of power and Donald J. Trump actually became leader of the free world.”

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Pruitt Confirmed As EPA Head

Party line vote.

Scott Pruitt

The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday in a mostly party line vote.

The confirmation vote came after contentious hearings during which Democratic lawmakers questioned Pruitt over his ties to fossil fuel companies, his multiple legal challenges to EPA regulations and his public statements questioning the science behind climate change.

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Democrats Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, both from energy-producing states, voted with Republicans to confirm Pruitt. Just one GOP senator, Susan Collins of Maine, voted against Pruitt.

The final vote was 52 to 46 in favor of confirmation.”

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CNN’s John King And Unsupported Innuendo

This is not news. At best it is childish name-calling. It is no wonder that there is a rift between CNN and the Trump White House.

“CNN’s John King Says Unnamed Senators Suggest Trump Should See Therapist”

I got a text from a couple of Democrats during the thing, who of course are not inclined to like him. But I got a text from a Republican senator who said in this text, ‘He should do this with a therapist, not on live television.’”

Of course, King didn’t reveal who the senator was. Could this be more of the “very fake news” we heard so much about this afternoon?”

From Gateway Pundit

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Fixing The Leaks At The White House

It looks like the new President is taking action against leakers.

“Six White House staffers fired after failing security test”

Not the same people

The White House dismissed six aides on Thursday after the staffers failed FBI background checks. Some of the aides were physically “walked out of the building by security” a day earlier.

Those affected had failed the SF86, a Questionnaire for National Security Positions used to determine whether a government employee is eligible for a security clearance. The test takes into consideration a person’s credit score, substance use and various personal subjects.”

More at the Washington Examiner

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In Spanish, ‘Matador’ Means ‘Killer’

This is from Roger Simon at PJ Media. I don’t know if he meant to call Trump a media killer or not.

“The Media Bulls Have Met Their Matador in Trump”

The press doesn’t just have Trump Derangement Syndrome. They now have full-blown Trump Psychosis. And like most people with serious disorders, they are teetering close to the brink of self-immolation.

Nothing could have been more apparent in the president’s press conference Thursday. Almost none of the reporters were able to muster up a question without sounding adversarial or biased. One of them went so far as to pretend he was asking a neutral question, and then accused Trump of not being tough on anti-Semitism — the sleaziest canard on the block, and patently ridiculous given the president’s actions. (Hello! Didn’t the guy see the press conference with Netanyahu?)”


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When Is It OK To Punch Anyone?

Seriously, when is it acceptable? I’d say it’s OK to punch back if attacked. But that’s not what’s happening. Leftist organizers are telling rioters to hurt anyone they don’t agree with. Some have been punched in the face, there is an instance where someone set afire the hair of a woman. Others have been knocked down and beaten by a crowd of demonstrators.

“About That “Punching Nazis” Thing”

Encouraging people to punch Nazis

Alleged Nazi Richard Spencer got punched last month. Then rioters at UC Berkeley beat people for going to see conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopolous, who is apparently also a Nazi. Since Milo’s a Nazi, the people who wanted to see Milo must also have been Nazis. One of the Nazis who wanted to see Milo was beaten unconscious, others were bloodied. For the last month, there’s been tons of Nazi-punching going on.

Who likes to see Nazis gets punched? Everyone, right? Well, not exactly. It turns out, punching Nazis isn’t as good an idea as one might think.”

Richard Spencer is in fact a white nationalist, but he doesn’t actually do anything except talk. Milo Yiannapolous is a gay Jew with an affinity for black men, which would have gotten him killed three times over in Nazi Germany. The people who went to his event at Berkeley weren’t Nazis at all, they were just regular people who wanted to hear a dissenting opinion. One was just a young girl who didn’t agree with the mob. She wasn’t punched, she got pepper sprayed for it.”

When we cheer a violent rioter because “he punched a Nazi!”, without having any actual evidence the victim was a Nazi, what we’re really saying is, “It’s okay to use violence on people because I think I know their opinions, and I’ve decided some opinions aren’t allowed.”

But hey, Nazi opinions shouldn’t be allowed. Right?

Yes, they should. Nazis suck, and Nazi opinions suck, but we live in America. ANY opinion is allowed; not every opinion is valid, not every opinion is respectable, not every opinion is or should be safe from well-deserved ridicule. But an opinion – ANY opinion – is harmless. In America, we don’t beat people up for their opinions.”

Chris Hernandez is a 22 year police officer, former Marine and retired National Guard soldier with over 25 years of military service. He is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and also served 18 months as a United Nations police officer in Kosovo. He writes for BreachBangClear.com and Iron Mike magazine and has published three military fiction novels”

And leftists continue to try to say that Conservatives cause violent campus riots, too. Have any of you seen evidence of it?

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Trump Has Increased Media At Press Conferences. MSM Is Upset

Enough with the ‘Gotcha’ questions and insinuations. Often they don’t even ask a question. The make statements and expect Republicans to respond.

“Trump is “shutting down part of the First Amendment””

“He didn’t call on me!”

The liberal media’s inflated sense of importance is on full display. During a press conference yesterday with Benjamin Netanyahu, liberal journalists wanted to shift the narrative to the resignation of Michael Flynn.

They were unable to do so because Trump took questions from reporters at Townhall and the Christian Broadcasting Network, both of whom asked about Israel and Palestine in keeping with the point of the event.

The liberal media, which just came back from an eight year vacation during which they peppered Obama with questions about how awesome he is, now wants us to believe we can’t live without their tough questions for Trump.

After the press conference, ABC News went into full freak out mode.”

More at Legal Insurrection

Related: Now NBC’s Chuck Todd is whining as well.

Chuck Todd and his toilet brush beard

From here

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He Did It At Just The Right Speed

If you watch it full screen you can see one of the protesters reach through the car’s open window and it looks like he slugged the driver. If you’re going to do this close your windows and lock your doors.

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Ted Cruz Highlights Media Hypocracy

Remember this?

Where was the media outrage? Oh, that’s right. It was the light bringer Obama. He could do no wrong. Now it’s the Devil Trump. He can do no right.

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Chuck Schumer Warned About Intelligence Community

At the time this exchange was considered by many to be a direct threat to Trump. But Schumer has been on the hill for a long time and what he is actually doing is warning Mr. Trump about the community’s devious ways. ‘Threaten them and they will get you’, in essence is what he says.

It appears he was right. The stories about the Trump campaign having contacts with Russian leaders came from them. Now they have set up a false email account for General Flynn and used it to show that he, too was in contact with Russians.

“CIA broke the law to take out its critic General Flynn”

From American Thinker

Make no mistake: we have just witnessed an operation by members of the CIA to take out a high official of our own government. An agency widely believed to have brought down democratically elected governments overseas is now practicing the same dark arts in domestic American politics.”

Also, someone who would know tells us that the attack came from the Obama White House:

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Even some on the left are worried that our spy agencies are able to take out high-level cabinet officers.

“America’s spies anonymously took down Michael Flynn. That is deeply worrying.”

The United States is much better off without Michael Flynn serving as national security adviser. But no one should be cheering the way he was brought down.

The whole episode is evidence of the precipitous and ongoing collapse of America’s democratic institutions — not a sign of their resiliency. Flynn’s ouster was a soft coup (or political assassination) engineered by anonymous intelligence community bureaucrats. The results might be salutary, but this isn’t the way a liberal democracy is supposed to function.”

Trump’s response is telling: “The Real Story” Here Are The Illegal Leaks” Flynn says he did nothing wrong and points at the leakers

And even, for what it’s worth, the Russians say the reports are false.

So, have we just witnessed a ‘Soft Coup’ that took out Flynn? Even worse, how many other Trump advisors have they targeted?

Why would they do it? Simply to de-legitimize Trump and his team is plenty of reason. Democrat politicians are jumping on the allegations and calling them true. It looks like an organized campaign from where I sit.

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Should We Help Repair California’s Neglected Oroville Dam?

By ‘We’ I mean we, the people of the United States who live in the 49 other states not called California. There was no interest among California’s political leaders to inspect, maintain, or repair the highest dam in the country during the droughts of the last several years. It’s a lot like not fixing the hole in your roof because it doesn’t leak when it doesn’t rain.

The Oroville Dam is higher than the reinforced concrete Hoover dam but is made from earth. The concrete-lined spillway has lost a bunch of its lining, allowing the water access to the soil below. The emergency spillway surface is not armored with concrete and water has been running over it, causing erosion of the dam itself.

The damaged spillway

The state’s leaders are acting like federal laws don’t matter. But they want a federal bailout for their foolishness.

Instead, the brain trust are spending at least ten billion on a ‘Bullet Train’ concept that is planned to run from one central valley town to another central valley town. The projected cost of the project is at least $100 billion.

They are also spending more than $25 Billion a year to support illegal aliens.

Then there is this from the Washington Times:

“Environmental groups warned of a disaster at Oroville Dam 12 years ago”

Built in 1968, the Oroville Dam, located about 70 miles north of Sacramento on the Feather River, is the tallest dam in the nation at 770 feet, but environmental groups argue that the project’s infrastructure needs have been a low priority.

In 2005, advocacy groups led by Friends of the River urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to order the state to reinforce the dam’s earthen walls with concrete, citing the erosion risk, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

The agency rejected the request on the recommendation of the state Department of Water Resources and local water agencies, which would have been on the hook for improvements that could have cost as much as $100 million.

Reinforcing the Oroville Dam was not included on Mr. Brown’s $100 billion wish list of projects prepared last month at the request of the National Governors Association in response to Mr. Trump’s call for $1 trillion in infrastructure improvements, CNBC reported.”

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“David Duke Endorses Keith Ellison For DNC Chair”

I’ll bet Ellison is pleased.

David Duke

From here

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Here’s A Thought…

“It’s Time to Start Indicting Mayors of Sanctuary Cities”

Aiding, Abetting, Harboring, Encouraging Illegals is a Felony

Federal Immigration and Nationality ActSection 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)

“Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . . . fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.”

Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324

From Diogenes

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A Simple Question

Shot:

Put up on Feb 4, 2017.

Chaser:

It appears that Gern has been retired.

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Washington Pos Says Voter Fraud In New Hampshire Is A Lie

They give Stephen Miller four Pinocchios for saying it’s true.

“Stephen Miller’s bushels of Pinocchios for false voter-fraud claims”

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images)

MILLER: I have actually, having worked before on a campaign in New Hampshire, I can tell you that this issue of busing voters into New Hampshire is widely known by anyone who’s worked in New Hampshire politics. It’s very real. It’s very serious. This morning, on this show, is not the venue for me to lay out all the evidence.

This is false. PolitiFact New Hampshire in November gave the state’s governor, Chris Sununu, a “Pants on Fire” for claiming that voters were bused in — and Sununu quickly retreated from his comment. New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner said voter fraud was not widespread problem, largely because the law requires voters to show a valid identification at the polls.”

Project Veritas traveled to New Hampshire to see if a non-resident could find a way to vote there. What they found was poll workers who were willing to cheat to let unqualified people cast a ballot. No matter what the law requires, if poll workers are not adhering to it there can and will be fraud.

Here is a short clip:

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