Thursday, December 1, 2016

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years!”

Via Billy


A Mouse of a Man

Barack Obama recently wrote, or rather, dictated an article for The Economist in which were several phony graphs and self-serving statements, the likes of which are just outrageous. (I did not link the article, because if The Economist wants to publish this garbage and you want to read it I have given you enough information to find it.) Of those outrageous statements, this is one: Last year, American households enjoyed the largest income gains on record and the poverty rate fell faster than at any point since the 1960s. Or, this one: [economic] Expectations rise faster than governments can deliver and a pervasive sense of injustice undermines peoples’ faith in the system. Without trust, capitalism and markets cannot continue to deliver the gains they have delivered in the past centuries. In one, he outright lies; in the other he makes the suggestion that government is there to deliver economic expectations and lays the blame for his failures to any significant economic gain on lack of trust in the system.

Anti-Trump Vandalism in Philly Traced Back to City Attorney

Via Billy

Surveillance video released by Philadelphia law enforcement appears to show that a city attorney was involved in an act of anti-Donald Trump vandalism Friday.

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northwest Division originally posted the video to YouTube to attempt to locate the perpetrators, who spray-painted the message “F— Trump” onto a grocery market wall. Police estimated that the damage is between $3000 and $10,000 “due to the composition of the stone used during the construction of the facade.”

What police likely did not expect is that one of the men– seen sipping from a glass of red wine and wearing a blazer– would turn out to be Assistant City Solicitor Duncan Lloyd.

More @ Mediaite

The High Kings Fields of Glory

Via Rick

Their great sporting heroes and how they aspire
To stand apon mountains and always be winners
And never give less then their all.

I once met an old man who told me great stories
Of legends of those who played hard for the glory
And of lifting that cup in the moment of triumph
His memory's kept me enthralled

On the fields, the fields of glory
On the fields, where boys become men
On the fields, the fields of glory
And may the best team win, win in the end.

Supporting our teem with a true sense of place
Are the handfuls of people, the pride on their faces
They come from the townlands, the parish, the village,
Their bannaers they proudly unfurl.

An anthem of hope is the song their singing,
There's a wistle it sounds and the game it begins
And the roar of the croud echos up to the heavens
It sends out a clarion call.

On the fields, the fields of glory
On the fields, where boys become men
On the fields, the fields of glory
And may the best team win, win in the end.

I'm dreamin' of Ireland in fine summer weather
A crowd of young lads play'n football together
All hoping that someday the call they will answer
To play for the place they were born.

On the fields, the fields of glory
On the fields, where boys become men
On the fields, the fields of glory
And may the best team win, win in the end.

I'm dreamin' of Ireland in fine summer weather
A crowd of young lads play'n football together
And the roar of the croud echos up to the heavens
It sends out a clarion call

Trump: “Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore, without consequences. It’s not gonna happen."

Via Billy

President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence visit the Carrier factory, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Indianapolis, Ind. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Fresh off wheedling Carrier to keep 1,100 jobs in the U.S., President-elect Donald Trump took a victory lap Thursday, his first public appearance since the election, and said other companies who threaten to ship their jobs outside the country will face “consequences.”

Mr. Trump’s deal with Carrier, an air conditioning manufacturer that earlier this year announced it was axing some 1,400 jobs in Indiana, marked an early success for the novice politician, whose victory last month confounded analysts and gave new hope to blue-collar workers who say the economy has abandoned them.

Mr. Trump visited the Carrier plant in Indiana and held a rally with workers there, rehashing his campaign themes of border security, tax cuts and rebuilding American manufacturing.

He again hinted at forcing a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in an effort to keep jobs from slipping south into Mexico, and said corporations that do think of fleeing should expect a phone call from him.

Michigan Recount Could Cost Taxpayers $4 Million

Via Billy

 Green Party candidate Jill Stein: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

How nice, the taxpayers get stuck with this.  Stein should have to pay all of it which was what I thought was the deal. *She is admitting she won't win in so many words, but forges ahead.  I'm not worried about the results not being finished by the deadline, one way or another. **A bonanza thanks to Soros' bots.
*While Stein received less than 50,000 votes in the Keystone state, she contends that the recount is in order to build trust in the election system. “

 **Stein’s efforts have led to a fundraising bonanza for the Green Party itself.

Green party candidate Jill Stein filed a request for recount Wednesday in the state of Michigan, following through on her promise to pursue recounts in three states that delivered the election to President-elect Donald Trump.

Stein requested a hand recount of the state’s presidential election ballots, a process that will take a tremendous amount of resources in order to a Dec. 13 deadline. (See Official Recount Request here, courtesy of the Detroit News)

Michigan’s Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said that the cost of a recount of the 4.8 million ballots could total $5 million. Stein’s attorneys submitted a $973,250 check at the state Bureau of Elections Wednesday (the legally required fee for a recount), leaving the remaining cost on state and county governments.

CNN's Cooper clashes with Warren: 'No evidence' Bannon is a white supremacist

Via Billy


Y'all have cried wolf one too many times, Pocahontas.

CNN host Anderson Cooper and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) clashed Wednesday over whether one of President-elect Donald Trump’s key appointments is a white supremacist.

Warren ignited the encounter by accusing Stephen Bannon, Trump’s incoming chief strategist and senior counselor, of practicing the racist ideology.

“[Trump’s] got as his strategic adviser someone who’s a white supremacist,” she said of Bannon, the former chairman of Breitbart News, on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”

“Wait a minute, there’s no evidence he’s a white supremacist,” Cooper said, interrupting Warren.

"Obviously, there are people who are white supremacists who support Donald Trump and support Breitbart or Steve Bannon.”

More with video @ The Hill

When are these pathetic, pacifier-deficient pantywaists going to get over it?

Via David

(For the benefit of foreign readers who may not know the term 'pantywaist', see here.  For 'pacifier', see here.)

I'm mind-boggled by the number of spoiled brats who are still hyperventilating over the fact that Donald Trump won last month's presidential election.  Here are two super-precious examples of the breed.

First, a gay university student who's feeling terribly, terribly scared.
Since the election, I haven’t slept in my dorm room once. I’ve slept on couches, futons, floors and unoccupied beds in my friends’ homes. At first, it came from a need to be with people who supported me and understood how scary this political moment is for young people who grew up under the liberal auspices of an Obama presidency and came of age politically in a time marked by progressive movements such as that of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). But after I went home for clean clothes to find an anti-gay hate message written on my door, right next to a set of stickers spelling out “Vote 4 Hillary,” my couch-surfing took on new urgency. I was no longer searching for comfort from my peers — I was trying to preserve a sense of safety.

Chapecoense plane crashed when other aircraft in emergency was allowed to land first

 Chapecoense players with pilot on the flight before the crash 28 November 2016 
A little while later, Mr Upegui said, the pilots in the LaMia plane made one final plea before falling silent. The Avianca co-pilot said the air traffic controller’s voice broke and the crew of the Avianca plane began to cry.

The plane carrying Brazilian football team Chapecoense crashed after it was denied the opportunity to land because another plane had already started an emergency descent, according to a leaked audio message which described the emotional last moments of the flight.

The short haul aircraft, operated by charter airline LaMia, was carrying the team to the Colombian city of Medellin, where they were due to play local team Atletico Nacional in the Sudamerica Cup final.

But the plane never reached its destination. It crashed in the east of Colombia’s Antioquia department, killing 71 and leaving just six survivors, including three members of the Chapecoense team. 

It emerged on Wednesday that when the LaMia plane ran into trouble, another aircraft had already communicated with the airport that it needed to land as a preventative measure.

More @ Telegraph

Megyn Kelly May Leave FOX News! :) Don't let the door...........

Via Billy

Thu Dec 01 2016 9:01:21 ET

CNN President Jeff Zucker is actively perusing FOX star Megyn Kelly to anchor 8 or 9 PM on his network, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. And Kelly might just say, YES!

"He is moving the Himalayan mountains to get her," a top insider explains. "But they are tripped up on money. He simply can't pay her the $20 million a year FOX has on the table."

Kelly's contract is up in July 2017.

More @ Drudge

Hillary Won 57 Counties: Trump 3,084

Via Billy


More @ Clash Daily

Gun Control: Hawglegs and Hawgwash

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Mexico considers new gun laws to arm its citizens against violent crime”


In a country in which the government cannot or will not enforce the laws and protect citizens–the United States comes to mind–said citizens will want to protect themselves. This is happening in Mexico. In a recent example  in Mexico City (this from newspaper accounts)

.......four robbers, armed, boarded a public bus and collected wallets and cell phones from the passengers. One passenger drew a pistol and shot all four, killing one. The other three, badly wounded, got off the bus. The passenger followed, finished them off, gave the loot back to the other passengers, and disappeared into the city. Curiously, not one of the passengers was able to describe him. Maybe they were not paying attention. :)

Holiday Gift/Stuff Southern Women Say Coloring Book

The End of Two Errors

Bernie Sanders’s Deputy Campaign Manager Threatens O’Keefe With Lawsuit

Cenk Uygur Praises Donald Trump For Carrier Deal: Obama Would Never Have Done It

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CENK UYGUR, THE YOUNG TURKS: Trump talked a big game about how he was going to bully these companies, and threaten tariffs and stuff. Instead in this deal, it seems they are going to back off the tariff stuff, and instead give the company tax cuts. So, I get it. I get the downside of this.

But now let's talk about one of the things he did that was actually really positive.

He said, look, your parent company United Technologies has a lot of government contracts. IF you want to get United States government contracts, you're going to have to keep some of your jobs in the United States.

Now, this is exactly what I've been saying to Democrats and President Obama. That you could do this stuff. If you really want to apply pressure, there are a thousand ways to apply pressure.

But they would never do it. I'm sorry, if you're a Democrat, and you like Obama, I hate to break your heart and you want to hate me for it and that's okay, but Obama wouldn't have done that.

An endorsement of General Mattis

Via Iver

General Krulak thinks very highly of him. That's a good sign. He'd be a great choice for Secretary of Defense.

A couple of months ago, when I told General Krulak, the former Commandant of the Marine Corps, now the chair of the Naval Academy Board of Visitors, that we were having General Mattis speak this evening, he said, “Let me tell you a Jim Mattis story.” General Krulak said, when he was Commandant of the Marine Corps, every year, starting about a week before Christmas, he and his wife would bake hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of Christmas cookies. They would package them in small bundles.

 Then on Christmas day, he would load his vehicle. At about 4 a.m., General Krulak would drive himself to every Marine guard post in the Washington-Annapolis-Baltimore area and deliver a small package of Christmas cookies to whatever Marines were pulling guard duty that day. He said that one year, he had gone down to Quantico as one of his stops to deliver Christmas cookies to the Marines on guard duty. He went to the command center and gave a package to the lance corporal who was on duty.

 He asked, “Who’s the officer of the day?” The lance corporal said, “Sir, it’s Brigadier General Mattis.” And General Krulak said, “No, no, no. I know who General Mattis is. I mean, who’s the officer of the day today, Christmas day?” The lance corporal, feeling a little anxious, said, “Sir, it is Brigadier General Mattis.”

 General Krulak said that, about that time, he spotted in the back room a cot, or a daybed. He said, “No, Lance Corporal. Who slept in that bed last night?” The lance corporal said, “Sir, it was Brigadier General Mattis.”

About that time, General Krulak said that General Mattis came in, in a duty uniform with a sword, and General Krulak said, “Jim, what are you doing here on Christmas day? Why do you have duty?” General Mattis told him that the young officer who was scheduled to have duty on Christmas day had a family, and General Mattis decided it was better for the young officer to spend Christmas Day with his family, and so he chose to have duty on Christmas Day.

General Krulak said, “That’s the kind of officer that Jim Mattis is.”