Oh FFS!!!!!!! Because This Is Journalism!!!!! To The Fact Checkers, Batman!!!!!!

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Sorry for all of this, but, it was necessary to demonstrate the depths our “journalists” have fallen to.

So, the ever pertinent NY Slimes had an article out about Trump …….

At night, Trump moves through the residence in a bathrobe, with Keith Schiller as only aide who occasionally pops up https://t.co/4sFV11e2Jo

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) February 6, 2017

“When Mr. Trump is not watching television in his bathrobe or on his phone reaching out to old campaign hands and advisers,” they report, “he will sometimes set off to explore the unfamiliar surroundings of his new home.”

For some idiotic reason, people picked up on this.  So much so, … well, I’ll let Twitchy tell this story ….

The detail about Trump wearing a bathrobe so enthralled the media that Press Secretary Sean Spicer addressed it during a brief press gaggle on Air Force One Monday, saying that as far as he knew, President Trump doesn’t own a bathrobe.

Media then goes full stupid and tries to call Spicer out because of the decades old photos (such as the one above) showing Trump in a bathrobe.  (Click on the Twitchy link for examples of members of the media “fact-checking” Spicer’s comment.)

Wha ….. How pathetic and small ….. Who are these …… When were these …….

Truly, the LSM has a mental deraignment regarding all things Trump. 

No one gives two sh*ts about whether or not Trump owns a bathrobe.  A 30 y/o picture doesn’t prove Trump owns a bathrobe today.  Idiots.  It is possible Trump doesn’t keep Mr. Spicer abreast of his private evening attire.   

WTF is wrong with these lunatics?  These people have entirely discredited themselves.  These supposed “journalists” aren’t worthy of a WordPress blog.  They have the mental and emotional capacity of a pre-teen. 

The only redeeming occurrence from all of this mental deraignment is that the people will finally all recognize the LSM is nothing but a collective of leftist hacks pretending to inform, while intentionally misinforming the people.  It’s all but over.  And, from the ashes, something new will come.   

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Leftists, Once Again, Show Their True Cowardly Colors At Berkeley ……

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Milo was entirely correct when he stated ….

“One thing we do know for sure: the Left is absolutely terrified of free speech and will do literally anything to shut it down.”

What a disgusting display of people not worthy of the name “human”. 

Here is a rolling account of the events at Berkeley, last night.  Keep in mind, that is in now way a complete account of what happened.  Here’s some more accounts of the violence.

For some background, a Breitbart editor, Milo Yiannopoulos, has gone on what he called the “Dangerous Faggot” tour of American and Brit universities.  Now, mind you, this fellow describes himself, in part, as a internet troll.  The whole point, other than selling a book, is that freedom of speech is about people being able to say things which offend people.  I entirely agree. 

Now, those of us who ever took part in the climate wars already knew and understood that the left despises alternate opinions.  We already knew they were the most intolerant SOBs which have ever walked this planet. 

I have no idea what particular part of Milo’s spiel the leftards object to.  I’ve often seen them describe his talks as “hate speech”, but, I’ve never seen them give examples of the supposed “hate speech”.  But, that doesn’t matter.  For myself, I’m much more happy to engage and debate someone I disagree with, rather than trying to silence them.  But, then, I have the confidence to do so. 

I can’t imagine what sort of person of poor character and poor intellect these rioters must be.  They are so sure they are correct in their position they are willing to do violence against anyone who disagrees with them, but, not sure enough to engage in a civil debate where people can exchange views.  I think even less of the people cheering them on …… from the safety of the internet. 

Irony isn’t even the word when people describe these lunatics as “anti-fascists”.  I can only assume these people don’t know what the word “fascist” means.  Milo Yiannopoulos is probably many things, fascist is probably not one of them.  But, then, every one who disagrees with a leftard is deemed either, fascist or a Nazi, so, there’s that. 

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Meet Our Next SC Justice ….. Neil Gorsuch

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From what I can tell, Trump will announce this tonight.  And from what I can tell, he’s a pretty darn good replacement for one of the greatest SC Justices ever to sit on the bench.

I’m told he’s a strict “textualist”, that the words written mean exactly what was written.  ….. well, here, read.

I’m certain we’ll find more to read about Judge Gorsuch in the very near future, but, from what I can tell, he’s an excellent pick!  And, he’s only 50 years old.

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Meme Of The Day!!!!!!!

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Heh!

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Bye Felicia!!!!!!! Swamp Draining At Foggy Bottom!!!!!!! And More!!!!!

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Well, well, well, CNN actually got something right!!!!!

WaPo had reported that all senior State staff resigned, today.  No, really!!!!!

The State Department’s entire senior administrative team just resigned

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s job running the State Department just got considerably more difficult. The entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday, part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior Foreign Service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era.

Turns out, our Fake News Media, aka LSM can’t help but put out fake news!  It’s what they do. 

Oddly, CNN was there to set the record straight.

Trump administration asks top State Department officials to leave

Washington (CNN)Two senior administration officials said Thursday that the Trump administration told four top State Department management officials that their services were no longer needed as part of an effort to “clean house” at Foggy Bottom.

Patrick Kennedy, who served for nine years as the undersecretary for management, Assistant Secretaries for Administration and Consular Affairs Joyce Anne Barr and Michele Bond, and Ambassador Gentry Smith, director of the Office for Foreign Missions, were sent letters by the White House that their service was no longer required, the sources told CNN.

Yes, apparently, WaPo believes the entire senior administrative team at the State Dept is populated by four people.

I guess lying liars gotta lie.

Still if you look at the names, you may find some relief.  Pat Kennedy has been a huge failure since I can remember. 

Also, …..

Victoria Nuland, the State Department’s assistant secretary for Europe, was also not asked to stay on.

Now, most of us can remember that name as she was instrumental in the Ukraine debacle which ended with Russia essentially annexing Crimea and a lot of innocent people dying.  But, it seems to me I recall her in some other untoward events, I just can’t recall the specifics at this moment. 

Look, yes, they all have lots and lots of experience.  But, if what they provide is in conflict with the aims of the current administration, then, they have to go.  We’re all better for it.  And, as I note, there are at least a couple who needed to go, if not in handcuffs. 

Bonus ……

LATEST: U.S. Border Patrol Chief Resigns

In the end, it doesn’t matter to me if team Trump asked them to leave or if they’re leaving in protest.  It’s still the same swamp being drained.

If you can’t act in the interests of the US or if you can’t or don’t wish to abide by and enforce US law, then, you have no business working in the Federal government.  Get out of our offices!  And, don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!  Or, bye Felicia!!!!

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So, This Is What Winning Is Like!!???!!!??!!!??

The pace of Trump’s actions is head-spinning.  And, they are wonderful!!!!!!

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I’ve never once had the occasion to read an executive order and be enthralled by the writing, until now!!!!!!

Read Trump’s order to BUILD THAT WALL!!!!! 

Read Trump’s order to enforce our immigration laws!!!!!!!

Bonus win!!!!!!  Trump tells the EPA to STFU for now!!!!

Bonus win!!!!!!  Trump okays Keystone and Dakota pipelines!!!!!!

Another thing I have never seen ……. a newly elected president acting so quickly on making good on his campaign promises. 

Even if one doesn’t agree with all of his actions, all must acknowledge his speed and effort towards fulfilling his promises.  It’s quite refreshing!

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No Catchy Signs In Men’s March!!!!1111111111

The Men’s March Against Fascism didn’t have nearly as many signs. pic.twitter.com/Kb6jRGGPgS

— Andy Swan (@AndySwan) January 23, 2017

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On an aside, while we were living in Germany, my dad struck up a conversation with an old German soldier and commented on how quickly the Germans took France in WWII ….. “days and nights” as my dad put it.  The old German soldier corrected my dad …… he said it was only the days …… in the nights, they were doing the French women.  I’m paraphrasing, of course.

That’s none of my business, but, I oddly thought it relevant to the latest women’s march. 

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It’s Over!!!!!!!

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Bye, Felicia!!!!!

The worst presidency in the history of the United States is officially over, and done!!!!

The American people persevered.  Thank God.  I don’t know how else it could have been done without Divine intervention. 

I know not what the future holds for the American people.  But, I believe if the promises are true, it’s a bright and prosperous future!  But, not just and only for the American people, but, for the people worldwide. 

After reading Trump’s speech, I was amazed at many of the points he touched on which echoed many of mine.  I don’t know who his speech writer was, but, he nailed it.

Left alone, most generally, the people win.  They make themselves prosperous and continually work towards happiness.  That’s what the people, plebs, do.  Constrain the bad actors and the people will get themselves in the right place. 

Reading Trump’s speech, that’s what I heard …….

TRUMP: 

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges, we will confront hardships, but we will get the job done.

Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent. Thank you.

Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning because today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes starting right here and right now because this moment is your moment, it belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America. This is your day. This is your celebration. And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction, that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge; and the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.

This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one nation and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams. And their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny. The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.

For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry; subsidized the armies of other countries, while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. We’ve defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own.

And spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay. We’ve made other countries rich, while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind. The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world.

But that is the past. And now, we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first.

Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.

Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body and I will never ever let you down.

America will start winning again, winning like never before.

We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams.

We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways all across our wonderful nation. We will get our people off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.

We will follow two simple rules; buy American and hire American.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow.

We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth.

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.

There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining, but never doing anything about it.

The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow. A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights and heal our divisions.

It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.

We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms and we all salute the same great American flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the wind-swept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they will their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator.

So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again.

Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

Together, we will make America strong again. We will make America wealthy again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And yes, together we will make America great again.

Thank you. God bless you. And God bless America.

Thank you.

God bless America.

I have two fav paragraphs from this speech, here’s the first ….

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction, that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.

And, secondly ….

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow.

Trump did also state,

There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.

We are, and have been since the birth of this nation.  But, God will not protect a faithless nation very long.  The lessons in the Bible make this very clear.

Still, it is my prayer that God bless the United States, and God bless our president, he’ll need it.

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More Fake News From CNN And LSM!!!!!!!

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Holy crap these people are desperate!!!!

So, Trump’s pick to run the HHS is one Dr. Price, a US congressman is accused of insider trading!!!!!  Worse, it’s almost true!!!!!

Good grief, these people will never learn. 

So, CNN has learned that Dr. Price bought some stock of a bio-med company, and then, *GASP!!!* introduced legislation which could have helped the said company (Zimmer Biomet). 

CBS was happy to pile on, except, they let this little tidbit into their attack article …..

According to House records, Price, R-Georgia, bought between $1,000 to $15,000 worth of shares in the company Zimmer Biomet last March.

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Oh, yeh, I can see it now …… he calls his broker and says, “I’m betting it all!!!!  We’ve got to buy all the stock we can of Zimmer Biomet!!!!  I’m going to get them a sweetheart of a deal from congress!!!!  No!!! Don’t worry!!!!  It’s passage is a lock!!!!  How much?  Well, like I said, let’s go big on this one!!!!  I’m thinking somewhere between $1,000 to $15,000!!!!!  Yeh, ALL IN!!!!!!”

The Devil’s in the details on this one.  Twitchy was able to shed some light on this ……

.@RepTomPrice has a Morgan Stanley brokered-directed stock portfolio. He is not personally engaged in trades made on his behalf. (2/x)

— Ellen L. Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) January 17, 2017

In March 2016, his broker rebalanced his portfolio and included the purchase of $2,697.74 Zimmer Biomet stock, among others. (3/x)

CNN says that @RepTomPrice introduced legislation after purchasing stock. This is demonstrably false. Work on this began in 2015! (5/x)

Purchase on his behalf occurred 3/17/16. Dear Colleague letter in opposition to CMS provision sent 9/21/15. CNN’s timeline is WRONG. (6/x) pic.twitter.com/uATaEpZug2

— Ellen L. Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) January 17, 2017

Yeh, the huge investment of $2697.74.  That, in and of itself is enough to know the whole story is entirely garbage and simply character assassination. 

The sad part of this is that there are congress critters who do enrich themselves in the manner CNN is attempting to cast Price as doing.  Given the left’s propensity for projection, I’d bet $2,697.74 that CNN knows more than one leftist congress critter who has engaged in such activity.  But, this garbage is ludicrous. 

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World Freaks Out As Trump Tells Obvious Truths!!!!!

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Heh!  I love this stuff!

So, much of the world is having a panic attack because of some comments Trump made, again.  It’s a strange thing, this panic attack, because most of what he stated is incredibly obvious.  (one could have come to most of these conclusions if people had read some of my earlier Suyts writings). 

Is NATO obsolete?  Well, yes, of course it is.  It was created and designed to thwart the communist Soviet expansion into Western Europe.  Sure, some believe Russia still has designs on much of the old Soviet bloc, but, I’m not convinced they do.  But, even if they did, the nature and mission of NATO would be entirely different today, than its original design.  I find Merkel’s response, well, charitably, interesting. 

“We Europeans have our fate in our own hands,” Merkel told reporters in Berlin when asked about Trump’s criticisms, adding that she will work towards getting the EU to strengthen the economy and fight terrorism.

Ya think?  I’ve written this a few times, before, so I’m left with the impression someone on Trump’s team has read Suyts!  But, Trump hit the nail on the head, especially in the context of the EU/NATO.  Here’s part of his comments that people are freaked out about ……

“It’s obsolete, first because it was designed many, many years ago,” Trump said in the Bild version of the interview. “Secondly, countries aren’t paying what they should” and NATO “didn’t deal with terrorism.” The Times quoted Trump saying that only five NATO members are paying their fair share. ……..

Quoted in German by Bild from a conversation held in English, Trump predicted that Britain’s exit from the EU will be a success and portrayed the EU as an instrument of German domination designed with the purpose of beating the U.S. in international trade. For that reason, Trump said, he’s fairly indifferent to whether the EU stays together, according to Bild.

Yes, that was the purpose of the EU.  It was to be an economic bloc for the purpose of competing against the US.

I’ve long stated that much of Europe’s interests are shared with the US interests.  I generally put in the term as Western Civilization to include a few other countries around the world.  And, when common interests are threatened, and the acts of the threat are grave enough, and the weight of the interests are significant enough, then, and only then, does a military alliance make any sense. 

But, when a quasi-nation unites to compete with the US, it no longer makes sense that the US would fund the defense of the quasi-nation.  There’s nothing to freak out about.  The US spends hundreds of $billions a year on defense spending.  Want to compete economically?  Then, they have to kick in their fair share for the common defense.  Else it’s not competing, it’s sucking on the teats, benefiting from the free milk, while the American taxpayer/worker/consumer takes a high hard one up the …….. well, you get the imagery.

In the past, I’ve documented the EU’s attacks on American companies trying to do business in the EU, while their judgments benefited EU companies.  Now, this is fine.  The people of Europe have a perfect right to do so.  But, it cannot be that the unemployed or underemployed American worker is still obliged to pay for the defense of a land which just cost him a livelihood. 

Some other things Trump stated ……

With Merkel facing an unprecedented challenge from the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany as she seeks a fourth term this fall, Trump was asked whether he’d like to see her re-elected. He said he couldn’t say, adding that while he respects Merkel, who’s been in office for 11 years, he doesn’t know her and she has hurt Germany by letting “all these illegals” into the country.  ….   ….he reserved some of his most dismissive remarks for the EU and Merkel, whose open-border refugee policy he called a “catastrophic mistake.”

I think it is without question that Merkel’s decision to allow all of those refugees/invaders into Germany and the rest of Europe was a catastrophic mistake.  From the crime waves to the economic disasters which are occurring, to the political ramifications, it was a catastrophic mistake, unless, of course, you have the perspective of a Islamic jihadist, in which case, you may think this was pretty cool. 

Of course, there were some unintended consequences, which may turn out to be pretty cool ……

In contrast, Trump praised Britons for voting in 2016 to leave the EU. People and countries want their own identity and don’t want outsiders coming in to “destroy it,” he said. The U.K. is smart to leave the bloc because the EU “is basically a vehicle for Germany,” the Times quoted Trump as saying.

“If you ask me, more countries will leave,” he said.

Trump told the Times that he plans to quickly pursue a trade deal with the U.K. after taking office and will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May soon.

Well, I think very soon a couple of important EU nations will have this very discussion, politically.  I believe the people of France and Italy are very seriously considering an EU exit.  The UK dashed the future plans of the EU, though, they weren’t entirely in the EU in that they never adopted the Euro.  However, both Italy and France have.  I believe if France goes, the whole thing ends.  I also believe this would be a very good thing for the people across Europe.  I don’t know if the majority of the people of Germany are ready to exit the EU, but, I believe there is a significant number of Germans ready and wanting to leave. 

I would also like to note the statement that Trump plans to “quickly pursue a trade deal with the UK” …… to contrast with Obama’s threat to put the Brits in the “back of the queue” for trade deals.  Turns out, Zero still doesn’t know WTF he’s babbling about. 

Trump stated a lot more than just these few examples, but, it’s great to have people freaking out about the statements.  It’s like someone just spoke some reality to people still believing in unicorns and pixie dust! 

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