Sunday, November 19, 2017

Heavy Equipment Operator’s License Required to Drain the Swamp

Consider this my contribution to your Sunday mood elevation.

HILLARY: BET YOU CAN’T DO THIS

TRUMP: HERE, HOLD MY BEER

Now get out there and carpe diem.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus. He’s a Democrat.

Regardless of your feelings about Ann Coulter, you need to read this: Yes, Virginia, Immigrants Are Turning the Country Blue.

frontiera_usamessico-620x402Here’s the synopsis: Immigrants, doing the job Americans won’t do: vote for Democrats.

Not that this should surprise anyone. It’s not exactly news.

alieninvasionDemocrats: giving the country away longer than you’ve been alive.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

FLOTUS FRIDAY: Get the Popcorn

Be sure to check Melania’s Twitter feed account for a series of videos recapping her rather spectacular Asian trip.

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The trip apparently awakened editors at many publications to the fact that many Americans enjoyed reading about the FLOTUS even though she isn’t black anymore.

 melania tokyo redIn fact stories are suddenly springing up everywhere about anything…and nothing:

It's Melania 2.0, as Mrs. Trump Iterates in Asia - The New York Times

Inside First Lady Melania Trump's mysterious life - Business Insider

Melania and Donald Trump's Stale Wedding Cake Is Up for Auction - Vanity Fair

Melania Trump breaks away from her husband in crucial ways - Markets Insider

Hervé Pierre, who designed Melania Trump's inauguration gown, launches dress line - Washington Post

It seems they’ve finally noted that Michelle Obama wasn’t the only FLOTUS  who has ever interacted with children.

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And that those interactions don’t always have to involve vegetables….

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nor are all children in America minorities.

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Now stock up on the popcorn and hope that this weekend brings us more videos of Al Franken in his Franken-pig days as well as videos from the Uranium One informant showing the exchange of suitcases containing stacks of money.

080109_hillarytears_popStop wondering why you weren’t 50 points ahead and wonder why you’re not behind bars

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Just Part of the Vast Left-wing Independent Media

Is it just me or does Hillary sound like a broken record?

“I regret deeply that this appears to be the politicization of the Justice Department and our justice system,” Clinton said on Wednesday. “This Uranium One story has been debunked countless times by members of the press, by independent experts. It is nothing but a false charge that the Trump administration is trying to drum up to avoid attention being drawn to them.”

Like the Benghazi affair was “politicized.” Like the acid wiping of her confidential-information-containing email server “what, with a cloth or something” was debunked.

hillary deleteBecause rules are for the little people

And like the charges against Bill Clinton were just part of a vast right wing conspiracy.

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I don’t know about you but I find it reassuring that the charges have been debunked by independent members of the press rather than by  independent counsel.

If they send a signal that we’re going to be like some dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime, where political opponents are going to be unfairly, fraudulently investigated, that rips at the fabric of the contract we have, that we can trust our justice system,”

Tell that to Dinesh D’Souza. And the dozens of other people whose lives and businesses were ruined by unwarranted, politically motivated IRS harassment during the Obama regime.

But don’t worry, Hillary’s not the least bit worried, despite the seriousness of the charge:

“I regret if they do it because it will be such a disastrous step to politicizing the justice system. And at the end of the day, nothing will come of it, but it will, you know, cause a lot of terrible consequences that we might live with for a really long time.”

Yes ma’am, let’s hope so, a really, really long time.

lock her upWondering why Hillary chose Mother Jones to share her thoughts on her potential investigation? Aside from the fact they were the next stop on the Great Hillary Rehab Tour, it might be because they’ve already exonerated her of all charges. Just part of the vast left wing independent media.

clinton mandela jail# LockThemAllup

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Life From the Rabbit Hole

Sexual harassment/misconduct charges have exploded across the landscape leaving no segment of society untouched: Hollywood, comedy, news media, restauranteurs, publishing, business, art, government, and of course, politics.

Why, I wondered to nobody in particular, have all these cases just now come crawling out of the closet? It’s not as if this pig-like behavior hasn’t been going on forever - 30 years in the Weinstein case alone. So I can’t help but wonder who is churning this latest outrage which looks oddly similar to the organizing forces behind Black Lives Matter. I seriously doubt if it is the Left as they seem to be disproportionately represented as the oppressors in this latest War On Women.  Who then is behind this? Is this a clue?

sharia barbieMattel releases first hijab-wearing "Shero" doll in honor of American fencing star Ibtihaj Muhammad

Can you say C.A.I.R.? Using the Left’s own modus operandi first you generate outrage over how abused women are in the workplace,  then you introduce a simple solution: Sharia compliant wardrobes for working women – to protect them from all the men who can’t keep it in their pants.  Next step: make hijabs mandatory. Problem solved.

Here’s further evidence that the new doll is intended as an instrument for social change rather than a simple doll: it is quite useless as a toy.

barbie hijabMuslim Barbie. Useless as a toy: she is not allowed out of  the box during the day, not allowed to play and not allowed to drive her Barbie car - otherwise Muhammad al Ken will beat her.

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In related news, Judge Roy Moore has been barraged with questions regarding when he stopped beating his wife. His denials have fallen on deaf ears and he has been left to ask “where do I go to get my reputation back?” But of course you don’t, that is the entire point of this game. In the rabbit hole questions once raised cannot be unasked.

dorothy and aliceAnd that’s the rabbit hole report for this week.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fake News Matters

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So Colin Kaepernick is GQ’s citizen of the year. That’s like naming Mrs. O’Leary’s cow citizen of the year – it makes sense only if you thought Chicago needed to be burned to the ground.

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But there’s another connection as well. Kaepernick’s knee caper, explained here by the currently unemployed quarterback,

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color…there are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."

is a protest against police brutality against black men. And it is based on widely circulated false news reports of incidents that occurred in Ferguson and Baltimore. So Colin Kaepernick became the darling of Black Lives Matter - itself the darling new civil rights movement of the left - based on fake news. The same way fake news  made Mrs. O’Leary and her cow the scapegoat in the Great Fire of Chicago.

Catherine O'Leary wasn't found guilty of committing any crime, but the story spread by a dishonest journalist incriminated her for life. The next 24 years of her time on Earth were spent denying fault and dodging criticism. And while the reporter for The Chicago Republican admitted 2 years before her death that he'd made her and her milk cow the stuff of fiction for a buck, it was way too late. She died in 1895 of pneumonia, her spirit spent, her heart broken.  - Chicago Now

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Fake News Matters.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Carpe Diem Baby

This Public Service Announcement is directed at the GOP Establishment:

 bears packers empty seatsempty                      seatsempty seats lions brownsjets bucks empty seatsla rams stadiumNFL Sunday and the games are underway with plenty of seats available.

From the top, empty seats at Bears v Packers, Titans v Bengals, Lions v Browns (why don’t they have to change their name?), Jets v Buccaneers, Rams v Oilers. If you are hell-bent on ticking your fans off, don’t expect them to show up for game day.

On any given Sunday your ex-fans might decide to stay home and wash their hair. Especially if you’ve decided to maintain the role of underdog-in-perpetuity rather than be a champion.

trump championCarpe Diem baby!

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

One Man’s Collusion is Another Man’s Brilliant Diplomacy

Shocking! Shocking, I tell you! The #FakeNews press gaggle distorted President Donald J. Trump’s comments regarding Russia and Putin. Apparently they were more torqued off than usual because they had been excluded from covering “the meeting.”

Nearly all U.S. journalists were barred from entering summit events where President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were interacting, leaving it unclear what the two leaders discussed…

Only reporters from Fox News and an official White House photographer were allowed to enter meetings where more than a dozen world leaders mingled…Others were left to wait in a holding room, with some being given video from Fox News. Blocked outlets were not able to cover the long-anticipated interactions between Trump and Putin, and thus little is publicly known about them.  Newsweek

So they extracted their revenge, choosing to mischaracterize President Trump’s words in order to advance their own agenda.

… one thing is clear: Trump is taking Putin at his word in claiming Russia had nothing to do with the U.S. election, even though the U.S. intelligence community has concluded it did.

Other headlines:

Trump Sides With Putin Over U.S. Intelligence On Election Meddling ... HuffPo

Trump says Putin again denied election interference, and he believes he means it... CBS News

Trump chooses Putin's word over the US intelligence community,,, Vox

Trump sides with Putin over intelligence agencies on Russian ... Axios

These #FakeNews headlines of course caused liberal meltdowns across the Twitterverse and calls for Trump’s impeachment and public execution. One man attempted to inject a semblance of clarity:

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Coincidentally, John Roberts is with Fox News so everyone knows he’s neither fair nor balanced.

So allow me to reiterate: when you feel it is your job to misinterpret and misrepresent what the POTUS has said such that it fits your long held agenda…

From October 10, 2016: Trump sides with Putin over U.S. intelligence – POLITICO

From October 30, 2016: It sure looks like there was collusion between the Trump operation and Russia ... VOX

From January, 7, 2017: Donald Trump is Russia's press secretary… Slate

rather than the truth, not only are you part of the problem, you’re the whole megillah.

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And while I used this WTTT* just a few days ago I think it bears repeating:

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Note to #FakeNews media: “I’ll have more flexibility after the election” is code for…COLLUSION! TREASON!

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Unless you’re black, then it’s brilliant diplomacy. You know how it is: one man’s ceiling is another man’s floor.

ETA: Carry on #FakeNews, your sheeple need you, or, WFNTT? (Would FakeNews Tweet That?)

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*WTTT – Would Trump Tweet This?

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Edmund Fitzgerald: With the Gales of November Remembered

edmund fitzgeraldForty two years ago yesterday, the Edmund Fitzgerald left Superior Wisconsin loaded with 26,116 long tons of iron ore – enough to build 75 thousand cars – on it’s way to Zug Island in Detroit. As infamously memorialized in song, it never arrived.

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Sailing directly into one of the Great Lakes most ferocious storms, she was no match for the lake’s fury which created sustained winds of hurricane force and 25 foot waves with troughs twice that. A mere 15 miles away from safe harbor it split in two and went down with its entire 29 member crew. Such are the fates. Such are the gales of November. Such is the force of nature. Map of the fateful voyage

Until then the worst storm documented on the Great Lakes was a 3 day blow from November 7-10, 1913, over a hundred years ago now, that claimed 19 ships and took 250 lives. I rerun this story every year not because it is such a heart-stopping saga but because it is a reminder that in the scheme of things we are really quite powerless. Man did not create climate change; Somebody else did that for us.

So raise a glass to the memory of the good men who served on the Edmund Fitzgerald that fateful day; to the men who sail into the storm not knowing what their fate might be, knowing full well they may not reach safe harbor. 

trump i am the storm

A proper drink would be a Dark ‘n Stormy made with Gosling’s black rum and ginger beer although in the Great Lakes we use Vernors. But if, like our president you don’t imbibe, just enjoy a glass of Vernors - because “that’s what we drink around here.”

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And what would a memorial to the Edmund Fitzgerald be without the sea chanty?

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Twits and Tweaks Trump Might Tweet

I know it’s FLOTUS Friday and we’ve been oohing and aahing over her wardrobe choices all week but Melania is currently winging her way home via Alaska:

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To see the troops! Because it’s Veterans’ Day! (And it really is, I checked my calendar.)

So I think we should turn our focus to Vietnam where POTUS has landed to solve all the problems in the world including but not limited to the Russian collusion caper, all while continuing to live tweet.

So I thought it would be fun to play a new game, I call it WTTT - Would Trump Tweet That?  Here’s the first entry:

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My guess: oh yes, Trump would so tweet that! The MSM will say that’s not normal; that it’s not normal for a POTUS to tweet at all, and it’s certainly not normal to tweak the Fake News twits in your tweet. But then, if he was normal nobody would pay attention, would they?

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Here’s your Veterans Day Bonus round: Melania, in Red, White and Blue:

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Be sure to post your own WTTT entry.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

I Love Being Hated

I haven’t been a Hannity watcher in years but I’ve checked in intermittently this week to see if there was any ‘tock’ to his ‘tick tock’ tweet. Unless I missed something it seems another case of  Sean’s breathless over-hyping. So yesterday while skipping through the DVR I caught one of Sean’s panels with Doug Schoen, Lanny Davis and Tezlyn Figaro (a Bernie Bro). I don’t know what they were discussing because the entire segment consisted of at least 2 and usually 3 people talking at once, as usual. What made this clip notable, via split screen technology, was that in addition to the normal cacophony of disembodied talking heads we were also provided a live feed from Beijing of some sort of Chinese acrobatic performance. Looks like they’re going for the Millennial demographic.

I also caught part of a segment with Steve Bannon. I don’t know what they were discussing either because I was overwhelmed with a sense of nostalgia for the days of yore when Andrew Breitbart used to be a regular guest. I admire Bannon and while he seems to share all of Andrew’s passion he is lacking his bonhomie.

i am npt a serf breitbartAlways the Happy Warrior

Which got me wondering: what would Andrew make of the country in general and the Donald in particular if he were still alive? I think that the man who invented conservative citizen journalism and activism would have LOVED Trump. How could he not?  Trump is the archetype of Breitbart’s everyman: an ordinary, outside the Beltway citizen disenfranchised by both parties as well as the media. Trump is the everyman who found his voice – yugely - and in the process the voice of millions of other disenfranchised Americans – the deplorables.  He also discovered the power of one of Andrew’s favorite media work-arounds (hint, TWEET, TWEET!), for better or worse.

breitbart ttweetSo how would the first man to call out MSM as fake news,

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the man who pointed out that politics are downstream from culture, the first man who used Twitter as a weapon…

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feel about President Trump?  Well, I think we all know.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Because That’s How You Get More Trump

On this date in history:

1 Year Ago:

Donald Trump ‘unexpectedly’ beat Crooked Hillary in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Since then the Media/Entertainment/Russian cabal has done its best to keep hatred alive and divisive politics operative. And Deep State has done everything possible to thwart the implementation of the winner’s agenda. Because they all know what’s better for us than we do.

Part of it is that the election is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation into Russian interference and the open question of whether Donald Trump’s team colluded with foreign agents to kneecap Hillary Clinton and capture the White House. - LATimes
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Well somebody kneecapped her…

100 Years Ago:

“The Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace overthrowing Kerensky’s provisional government (no, the Bolsheviks did not overthrow the Czar, that was Kerensky), bringing about the nascent Soviet Union that would be the lurking shadow on world politics for the next 74 years with influence still seen today.”

leninAnother charismatic leader with amazing oratorical skills and a sharp crease in his pants

Specifically, the November 7th culmination of Russia’s ‘October Revolution’ ushered in the Soviet era of Lenin, Stalin, the Soviet invasion and subjugation of the Baltic States, subjugation and oppression of Eastern Europe under the Warsaw Pact, the communist revolution in China, the Communist revolutions in Cuba and Central America, the Communist revolutions in Southeast Asia, and the madmen of North Korea. Everywhere this malignancy spread it brought death, destruction and unimaginable oppression.

And so, after 8 years of Presidential charisma, amazing oratorical skills and a sharp creased pant leg, the thinking half of the American citizenry decided they were not interested in taking the next step towards America’s Bolshevik revolution. It was just that simple - no Russian collusion, no Russian meddling  – just Americans voting to Make America Great Again.

And that’s why we got Trump. Listen up Democrats: Do you want more Trump? Then keep it up.

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Because trust me, this is how you get more Trump.

Screenshot Studio capture #011Yes, that’s the guy I voted for!

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday: A November Sort of Day

It’s a November sort of day…

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A good day for raking leaves and making soup. The leaves are easy, but what kind of soup?

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Borscht?BorschtbyMuffetatflickr_thumb(the only way MOTUS will eat beets, as many of you know)

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Aren’t the colors and textures of fall awesome?  Today I’m just going to enjoy them, and when the early darkness creeps in I’ll dine on whatever soup emerges from my simmering pot before curling up to re-read Anne of Green Gables.

“We couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.”

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