A #Trump Thanksgiving “Thank You” Tour – Plus – Ford, Carrier, Oreo – Oh My!!!

Update: We won’t get to relive election night after all. The Green-with-envy Partay has collapsed in the attempt to stop President-Elect Donald J. Trump. No recount in PA. Darn. We so wanted to relive that grand election night. With Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, Donald J. Trump has 280 electoral votes, ten more than needed. President-Elect Donald J. Trump.


First Ford, then Carrier, and now possibly Oreo! Yup, President-Elect Donald J. Trump has done more for American workers than the present occupant of the White House has done in eight years.

President-Elect Donald J. Trump convinced Ford to keep jobs in the U.S. Today it was a wonderful event as President-Elect Donald J. Trump confirmed at a public event that Carrier jobs have also been saved. Now President-Elect Donald J. Trump might make those horrible Oreo cookies Great Again. The rumor is that the maker of those horrible Oreo cookies might make them tasty again by keeping jobs in the U.S.

He’s not even president yet and already you can feel the chains coming off as President-Elect Donald J. Trump Makes America Great Again.

This Carrier deal is very important. It’s important not only for the details of what happened but because of the message it sends.

This Carrier deal is not only good for the families of those whose jobs have been saved, politically important for what it says about the hard work and savvy of the President-Elect, and a shrewd and sharp knife against such as Paul Ryan. We won’t expand to much on all of this at this point; we won’t note the presidential election to come next year in France and the rise of François Fillon and other interesting repercussions of the “immeasurable” “vastness” of the “Trump Revolution” here in the United States on November 8, 2016.

We just want to enjoy tonight’s Victory Tour Thank You Tour as it begins in Cincinnati, Ohio. While we watch President-Elect Donald J. Trump in Cincinnati at 7:00 p.m. we will imagine Ohio Governor John Kasich watching this as well then we will chortle, giggle, and continue to enjoy the vastness of the Trump Revolution.

Can we have more Victory Tour Thank You Tour dates please? We just can’t get enough.

We have an idea.

We have a Great Idea, a Big Idea: We hereby declare December 1, to be a day to celebrate the election of Donald J. Trump and say “Thank You, Donald J. Trump”. We declare that on December 1 the nation shall have a reenactment of November 8, 2016 election night.

On this holiday we have just declared, we do like those Civil War reenactment guys that dress up as Union and Confederate troops and reenact battles. But we’ll reenact the drama of election night. We can once again be nervous, clutching our pearls at the beginning – even though we are sure of the outcome. Filled with trepidation and hope as the candles burn and there are no more fingernails left to bite and the night progresses. Then the great exultation and “hurrah” as the night sky filled with immeasurable vastness of real hope and real, not chump, CHANGE fills the sky like fireworks. We can even wear funny hats and Make America Great Again hats and Cat in the Hat hats. Make it fun. Endless winning!

We know some will say “We don’t need to reenact election night 2016 because for the next month we can enjoy as Donald J. Trump wins the Wisconsin recount, then the Michigan recount, then the Pennsylvania recount.” And yes, we do enjoy the recounts as certain supporters and candidates make greater fools of themselves. But we want more.

We want more. We’re not tired of winning. Maybe we should ask the fools to file for recounts in Texas — and Georgia — and Utah — and Ohio — and Alabama — and — well every state so we can have endless winning. We want more recounts. Pleeeeaaaseee.

We’re not tired of winning. We’re not Auntie ‘Em. We’re not tired of winning.


189 thoughts on “A #Trump Thanksgiving “Thank You” Tour – Plus – Ford, Carrier, Oreo – Oh My!!!

  1. http://www.lifezette.com/polizette/trump-vows-keep-fighting-american-workers/

    Trump Vows: Companies Will Not ‘Leave the United States Anymore’
    At Carrier plant saved from Mexico, president-elect vows to continue fighting for American workers

    President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence appeared at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis on Thursday to discuss the deal they made with Carrier to prevent over 1,000 U.S. jobs from being offshored to Mexico.

    The surprise deal was announced earlier this week, however Thursday was the first time Trump addressed it publicly beyond a few tweets. The fact Trump was able to save over 1,000 American jobs before even taking office has been widely celebrated and held up as proof that he will do everything in his power to boost American jobs.

    “They say it’s not presidential to call up these massive leaders of business, I say it’s very presidential, and if it’s not presidential that’s okay,” said Trump.

    Trump’s economic “plans have given us renewed confidence in the future of manufacturing in America,” said Greg Hayes, CEO of United Technologies Corp, Carrier’s parent company. “It’s a great day for working people all across the United States,” echoed Pence, who introduced the President-elect.

    “Thanks to the leadership of President-elect Donald Trump … Carrier has decided to stay and grow right here in America,” said the future vice president. [snip]

    When Trump took to the lectern, he explained that he was inspired to call Greg Hayes on behalf of Carrier’s employees after seeing one of them on the news state emphatically that the plant wasn’t going anywhere because of Trump.

    “I called Greg and said, ‘it’s really important, we have to do something because you have a lot of people leaving, and you have to understand we can’t allow this to happen anymore with our country,’” said Trump. “I said, ‘Greg we have to do something. Because we just can’t let it happen.’” [snip]

    “One of the reasons I wanted to do this particular conference [is that] I just want to let all of the other companies know that we’re going to do great things for businesses, so you’re not going to have to leave anymore,” Trump said.

    For those who do chose to leave anyway, Trump promised that “there will be consequences, they’ll be taxed very high at the border.”

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

  2. Gee, Pence makes sense. 🙂

    He’s full of fire and music tonight. This is the most boisterous we have ever seen Mike Pence. He’s also addressing the Columbus terrorist attack. “In 50 days we will have a president who supports the men and women in law enforcement at every level.”

  3. Trump took a swipe at John Kasich. Fun. Winning.

    Trump also spoke about the advice some are giving about lowering his sights. We think he is referring to the idiot advice of Karl Rove. Trump mocked them and said “we’re gonna do it.”

  4. These people need to get over themselves. I even saw a snippet of Obama, and he wouldn’t even say Trump’s name. Guess what kooks and Obama, in the blink of an eye, he’s going to be your president. Say it out loud, “he’s my president” lol

    Eh, they’re losers in every sense of the word. Recounting when there is no evidence of Trump cheating, *still* disrupting rallies… I wish as the Trump train passes them by, it would run them over…. or maybe they can just choke on the dust as they’re left behind… but enough of their childish games, time to grow up and start contributing to society… their lifestyles won’t be in vogue during a Trump presidency….

  5. Donald is on fire and still soars above the clouds…

    some poetry and conviction…and humor…the best…

    I love this man…

  6. the guy is a truthtellar…too much for some to handle…too blunt and forthright…

    he is the real deal…only one of him…

    foes need to remember if you go after him…he will take his best shots…when you least expect it

  7. President-Elect Donald J. Trump trashes Big Media. Crowd erupts bigly as never before. Also mocks Martha Raddatz for her tears on glorious election night.

    President-Elect Donald J. Trump trashes Governor John Kasich again. Then says Kasich called to congratulate him. It’s a Trump “slap and kiss”.

    Trump having fun with the “there is no path for Donald Trump” “Texas in play” “Georgia is in play” “then we won in landslides”. Trump gloats “We trounced them” in Utah.

    Trump recalls election night and how the networks refused to call Pennsylvania. Lots of fun. “There is no way Donald Trump can break the Blue Wall” said Big Media. “We shattered that wall”.

    Lots of winning fun.

  8. They say you have to have some narcissism to run for president. Certainly Trump has his share of ego. But I think the difference is that previous presidents (especially the current squatter – isn’t he gone YET?) – wanted to win the office for their ego. I think for Trump, winning the presidency is just the means to an end. For him, his ego will be bolstered by *accomplishment* once in office. I love that he’s such a competitor – I think that will lead him to work really hard.

    And I love that he was born and raised in America. He identifies as an American. What a wonderful change.

  9. “Don’t tell anyone”, “don’t let it out of this room”, “the media is so honest, I know they won’t tell” lol

  10. so many great lines…

    one powerful one and delivery…when he said:

    “our inner cities have been (split second pause) forsaken…


    very poignant and said with passion and sincerity…

  11. Lorac, here’s a bit on Mattis:


    Gen. James Mattis, known to his troops as “Mad Dog Mattis,” is retiring after 41 years of military service.

    The Marine Corps Times is calling Mattis the “most revered Marine in a generation.”

    Mattis has been commander of the United States Central Command since 2010 and led the 1st Marine Division into Iraq in 2003.

    According to reports, President Barack Obama decided to force the Marine Corps legend out early because he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way, and forced them to answer tough questions regarding Iran.

    Mattis was an inspirational leader of men and his powerful words will go down in history.

    Here are some of the best words that the “Mad Dog” has had to offer:

    1. “I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    2. “The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.”
    (Business Insider)

    3. “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    4. “Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    5. “Marines don’t know how to spell the word defeat.”
    (Business Insider)

    6. “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    7. “The most important six inches on the battlefield is between your ears.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    8. “You are part of the world’s most feared and trusted force. Engage your brain before you engage your weapon.
    (Mattis’ Letter To 1st Marine Division)

    9. “There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim.”
    (Business Insider)

    10. “No war is over until the enemy says it’s over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote.”
    (Defense News)

    11. “There is nothing better than getting shot at and missed. It’s really great.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    12. “You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    13. “You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.”

    14. “I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.”
    (San Diego Union Tribune)

    15. “Demonstrate to the world there is ‘No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy’ than a U.S. Marine.”
    (Mattis’ Letter To 1st Marine Division)

    16. “Fight with a happy heart and strong spirit”
    (Mattis’ Letter To 1st Marine Division)

    Damn good.

  12. I loved that Trump re-lived the election night today in Ohio. He even asked the audience if he could keep going a little longer! He was enjoying it and the energy was palpable! Trump was on fire and watching the stunned CNN panel afterward was the best. Some literally tongue tied trying to comment on what they are witnessing. Winning!

  13. I looked in on a former PUMA blog (I say “former” because they’re total idealogues now and even love Obama, blows me away). At the bottom of the current thread, they’re all excited. First, because of the recount. Hillary will be shown to have gotten more votes, so the electors will vote for her. It seems to be about miscounting as well as provisional ballots. They don’t seem to understand that if there are more provisional than the difference between the two candidates, then the provisionals would be judged to be qualified or not and then the qualified ones would be counted! If there are 50 points between the candidates, and 30 provisional, there’s no need to qualify and count them!

    But second – ooooooh – there are members of congress that say they are aware of a tight relationship between Trump and Putin (I don’t believe they have even met in person lol), and collusion to hack the vote (but even acknowledge there is no evidence). (Although, I heard on the news that none of these recount states are hooked up to the internet – so how did a Russian hack them?) Harry Reid is pushing for them to “declassify” their opinions. Seems to me, Harry Reid made a lot of noise about something he knew was a lie 4 years ago, I think about Romney, and when caught later, simply said, “oh well, he lost” (ie, it worked).

    But they’re all a buzz, Hillary is going to win. It’s an exciting time! (and the usual suspect is the blog leader on this lol)

    Many of us have noticed that “cult” applies. I think now we can add “masochist”….

    What is needed to be done is to see if any of Soros’ black box voting shenanigans were involved. But they don’t want to do that…. won’t fit the narrative…

  14. If you want to see pure stupidity from Hillary2016 voters who crave the Electoral College changes the election winner, read this:


    A teenager from Washington state has become the seventh person to indicate that she will break ranks with party affiliation and become a “faithless elector” in an attempt to prevent Donald Trump being formally enshrined as president-elect when the electoral college meets on 19 December. [snip]

    Guerra is one of 12 electors in Washington state who on 19 December have been mandated to vote for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate, as part of the electoral college. [snip]

    Clinton took Washington state by 53% to Trump’s 37%. Instead of following the electoral college norm of voting for Clinton, Guerra will cast what is in effect a protest vote directed at Trump – she will write in an “alternative Republican” of a more moderate political stripe than the president-elect as a way of highlighting her deep fears about his presidency in the hope of encouraging Republican electors in red states to follow suit. [snip]

    Guerra becomes the third electoral college member in Washington state to come out and proclaim they will break ranks with Clinton as part of a protest directed squarely at Trump. In addition, there are four electors from Colorado who have similarly pledged to vote against the Democratic grain as a statement that they see Trump as unfit for the nation’s highest office. [snip]

    The paradox of this year’s protest is that the seven faithless electors all plan to vote against Hillary Clinton, coming as they all do from blue states, despite the fact that the target of their ire is Trump.

    So, in order to stop Trump, they won’t vote for Hillary. How does this make sense??? This is not a paradox, this is stupidity. Hillary2016 stupidest campaign ever continues to find new bottoms to inhabit.

  15. lorac
    December 1, 2016 at 11:59 pm
    They are still in the bargaining stage of grief. Depression will come when Trump wins the recount, while acceptance will probably come after a year for them.

  16. Indian officials are registering Bangladeshi residents in the state of Assam in an apparent bid to reduce the Muslim population.

    “The Hindu rate of population growth is declining. But the Muslim rate is rising. Most of the Muslims here are from Bangladesh. If this continues, the Assamese Hindus will become a minority soon — we will lose our language, our culture, our identity,” Assam’s finance minister told The Washington Post.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/27/india-sets-up-muslim-registry-to-deport-20-million-illegals/#ixzz4Rf43T1XO

  17. I don’t trust the electors, so easy to pay them off, like the super delegates…

    I know Trump is on this, but…

  18. I wonder is Sorfeld was watching the Trump rally last night. He is going to have to raise the pay of his agitators.

  19. admin
    December 2, 2016 at 12:07 am

    The “faithless” electors are the textbook illustration of virtue signalers. When their reasoning is boiled down to the nitty-gritty they are “good” and everything else is bad. Including state law, the votes of their fellow citizens, facts, the concept of representative democracy, etc.

    No one can approach their superior intellect, moral authority, or vast collection of “facts” that Donald J Trump is “bad”. This “goodness” which relates to their smartness, mastery of arcane subjects such as federal bankruptcy law as pertains to president-elect Trump over the past 30 years, especially since they are all teen age students, ex-Marine junior high school teachers, Geek Squad employees, etc instead of ethics professors, nationally recognized tax experts, or a Pope. Why oh why are these moral and intellectual exemplars and giants not serving in positions which equal their ability and why have none of them ever heard of the Federalist Papers or written a 21st century replacement package to be taught in university and law schools. They really think their “judgement” should replace mine and deny me my human right to vote and decide for myself.

    Convinced of their goodness, and smartness, and inability to understand things the rest of us figured out in sixth grade, the mostly left but some right, has trotted out the old stunt of using idiots and callow youth to to derp out idiotic bromides for which the rest of us are supposed to tolerate because it is rude to point out exactly what their game is which is censorship and anarchy: They are stupid, arrogant, ignorant and invariably wrong but to not defer to them is “rude”. The loudest, angriest, grinning ninny thinks they are supposed to be able to substitute their uninformed, moral certitude based on lifelong assurances from significant others that they are “special” with globalism blah-blah and not as stupid, ugly, lazy and ridiculous as they seem on first aquaintance. Which is a lie to bolster their “feelings”.

    This is the same old game of trotting out the morally superior victims such as illegal alien children claiming they are “afraid” and saying “feed me” (why did your parents care so little for you they put you in legal jeopardy just like criminals everywhere do to their children and your parents are supposed to feed you not random stranger compelled by non-consensual tax programs) or Islamic teenagers declaring “I am Denmark!” No son you are Iran. You aren’t supposed to tell a nit-wit or a child “Nope, you are wrong and full of it!” so go away and shut up. These ninnies who have been convinced they are noble, good and superior are the equivalent of PC “shut up” censorship. Not this time. Being called faithless may not bother them but synonyms are LIAR, CHEAT, and THIEF. Stealing, cheating and lying about usurping the voting public’s representative vote is not a smart, moral thing to do and calling them lying vote thieves whose word is worthless should be de rigueur.

  20. after the pokes Donald took at Kaisch…Romney better stay on his toes…

    after all, Romney was the worst of the worst…maybe Donald is dragging him thru his penance now and will leave him hanging out there in the end…

    or offer him a ‘deputy’ position

  21. Admin…I feel the same…I want to keep re-living election night…and winning and winning…

    not to mention, Donald is so entertaining…on top of everything else he brings…

    sooner or later the ‘bitter ones’ will just have to get over it…

  22. “the bitter ones”…they cannot understand that they are part of their own problem…they lived in a bubble and believed they had the election in the bag…

    the Hillary camp was lazy and aloof…she was always off fundraising with the rich and famous…had Hillary hustled like Donald did…and had Hillary had any semblance of a MESSAGE…she might have had a chance…

    instead she continued…as her campaign people continue to do…to divide people and put everyone into little identity categories…

    black, hispanic, female, male, white, gay, etc…she never talked about “all of us” and continued to disparage deplorables that she needed to vote for her…

    but Hillary’s camp is very angry and bitter…


  23. S, Tony posted that last night, but I can’t see it because they want me to subscribe, there are two big boxes blocking my view. I just tried again with yours, but still no luck. Is it anything you can copy and paste to bring over here…?

  24. Folks, call me a concern troll, but some of this recount shit continues to bubble up and now I’m hearing some crap about Florida.

    Is this all gaslighting or genuinely a problem?

  25. lorac
    December 2, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Here ya go.


    Shouting match erupts between Clinton and Trump aides

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —
    The raw, lingering emotion of the 2016 presidential campaign erupted into a shouting match here Thursday as top strategists of Hillary Clinton’s campaign accused their Republican counterparts of fueling and legitimizing racism to elect Donald Trump.

    The extraordinary exchange came at a postmortem session sponsored by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where top operatives from both campaigns sat across a conference table from each other.

    As Trump’s team basked in the glow of its victory and singled out for praise its campaign’s chief executive, Stephen K. Bannon, who was absent, the row of grim-faced Clinton aides who sat opposite them bristled.

    Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri condemned Bannon, who previously ran Breitbart, a news site popular with the alt-right, a small movement known for espousing racist views.

    “If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, I am proud to have lost,” she said. “I would rather lose than win the way you guys did.”

    Protesters still turn out after Bannon cancels Harvard visit

    Play Video0:41

    President-elect Donald Trump’s chief White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon decided not to attend an event at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, but protesters took to the streets of Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 30, regardless. (Twitter/Eli Gerzon of Jewish Voice for Peace)

    Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, fumed: “Do you think I ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform?”

    “You did, Kellyanne. You did,” interjected Palmieri, who choked up at various points of the session.

    “Do you think you could have just had a decent message for white, working-class voters?” Conway asked. “How about, it’s Hillary Clinton, she doesn’t connect with people? How about, they have nothing in common with her? How about, she doesn’t have an economic message?”

    Joel Benenson, Clinton’s chief strategist, piled on: “There were dog whistles sent out to people. . . . Look at your rallies. He delivered it.”

    At which point, Conway accused Clinton’s team of being sore losers. “Guys, I can tell you are angry, but wow,” she said. “Hashtag he’s your president. How’s that? Will you ever accept the election results? Will you tell your protesters that he’s their president, too?”

    The session was part of a two-day forum that the school’s Institute of Politics has sponsored in the wake of every presidential election since 1972. It gathers operatives from nearly all of the primary and general election campaigns, as well as a large contingent of journalists, with the stated goal of beginning to compile a historical record.

    Hillary Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri and campaign manager Robby Mook speak to the traveling press corps aboard the campaign plane above Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
    [The election is over, but the Trump rallies continue: The president-elect’s fans turn out for him in Ohio]

    Generally, the quadrennial gatherings are frank but civil ones, in which political operatives at the top of their game accord each other a measure of professional respect.

    This year, in the wake of a brutal campaign with a surprise outcome, it was clear that the wounds have not yet begun to heal. The animosity of the campaign aides mirrors the broader feelings of millions of voters on both sides.

    Campaign officials lashed out at each other, and also against the media — which neither side believed had treated it fairly.

    Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook also acknowledged that her operation had made a number of mistakes and miscalculations, while being buffeted by what he repeatedly described as a “head wind” of being an establishment candidate in a season where voters were eager for change.

    He noted, for example, that younger voters, perhaps assuming that Clinton was going to win, migrated to third-party candidates in the final days of the race.

    Where the campaign needed to win upward of 60 percent of young voters, it was able to garner something “in the high 50s at the end of the day,” Mook said. “That’s why we lost.”

    He and others also faulted FBI Director James B. Comey for deciding in the waning days of the campaign to revive the controversy over Clinton’s use of a private email server.

    Trump officials said Clinton’s problems went beyond tactics to her weaknesses as a candidate and the deficits of a message that consisted largely of trying to make Trump unacceptable.

    David Bossie, Trump’s deputy campaign manager, taunted Mook: “You call it ‘head winds,’ I call it self-inflicted wounds.”

    Conway added, “There’s a difference for voters between what offends you and what affects you,” arguing that Trump was speaking more directly to people’s anxieties and needs.

    Strategists for Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), who waged a strong challenge against Clinton for the Democratic nomination, agreed. “There was a large part of the Democratic primary electorate who had concerns about the secretary’s veracity and forthrightness,” said Jeff Weaver, Sanders’s campaign manager.

    Clinton’s campaign aides insisted, again and again, that their candidate had been held to a different standard than the other contenders — as evidenced by the controversy over her use of a private email server while secretary of state.

    Palmieri said that many political journalists had a personal dislike for the Democratic nominee and predicted that the email issue will go down in history as “the most grossly overrated, over-covered and most destructive story in all of presidential politics.”

    “If I made one mistake, it was legitimizing the way the press covered this story line,” Palmieri said.

    Mook added that Trump deftly used his rally speeches to “switch up the news cycle.”

    “The media by and large was not covering what Hillary Clinton was choosing to say,” Mook said. “They were treating her like the likely winner, and they were constantly trying to unearth secrets and expose.”

    For instance, Mook posited that the media did not scrutinize Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns as intensively as the issue of Clinton’s private email server.

    Conway retorted: “Oh, my God, that question was vomited to me every day on TV.”

    The strangest criticism of the media, however, was by Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.

    His complaint: Journalists accurately reported what Trump said.

    “This is the problem with the media. You guys took everything that Donald Trump said so literally,” Lewandowski said. “The American people didn’t. They understood it. They understood that sometimes — when you have a conversation with people, whether it’s around the dinner table or at a bar — you’re going to say things, and sometimes you don’t have all the facts to back it up.”

    [Trump escalates his conflict with the media]

    At a dinner the previous evening, CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker was heckled during a panel discussion about the media by operatives from several losing Republican campaigns, who accused the network of showering Trump with free publicity.

    To win the GOP nomination, Trump vanquished a highly credentialed field of 16 other Republicans, some of whom were backed up by tens of millions of dollars in outside spending. What his opponents failed to recognize, until it was too late, was that 2016 would be a year unlike any other, in which the standard rules would not apply.

    “The uniqueness of this cycle made it such that some of those traditional kind of avenues became less effective,” said Danny Diaz, who managed the campaign of the presumed early front-runner, former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

    “Money and mechanics matter, but passion about a candidate matters more,” added Mike DuHaime, a strategist for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), another establishment figure in the race.

    Barry Bennett, the campaign manager for retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, said of voters: “What they wanted more than anything else was strength, and Donald Trump was supplying it every day.”

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    Clinton consultant Mandy Grunwald had a darker interpretation, which she expressed in an icy backhanded compliment to the Trump team on Thursday: “I don’t think you give yourself enough credit for the negative campaign you ran.”

    She noted that the murky corners of the Internet were rife with false stories that Clinton was in dire health, and on the verge of going to prison. “I hear this heroic story of him connecting with voters,” Grunwald said. “But there was a very impressive gassing of her.”

    Benenson, meanwhile, served notice that the election may be over but that the battles it spawned are not.

    “You guys won, that’s clear,” Benenson said. “But let’s be honest. Don’t act as if you have a popular mandate for your message. The fact of the matter is that more Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than for Donald Trump.”

    At which point Conway turned to her side and said: “Hey, guys, we won. You don’t have to respond. He was the better candidate. That’s why he won.”

  26. Outris
    December 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm
    Folks, call me a concern troll, but some of this recount shit continues to bubble up and now I’m hearing some crap about Florida.

    Is this all gaslighting or genuinely a problem?
    Much ado about nothing.

  27. The government suspended naturalization ceremonies and banned officers from approving any new applications for citizenship earlier this week after realizing its background check system was broken and ineligible people may have been slipping through, a key congressman revealed Friday.

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, whose office was tipped off to the monumental error, said he was stunned by the problem — and also by the fact that the administration never bothered to inform him of it.


  28. What is going on here is the left has been obliterated.

    Congress: gone

    Executive Branch: gone

    Supreme Court: gone

    What you are hearing is their death rattle.

    It does not matter what they do.

    They are history.

    The Elaine Chou appointment was a sop to McConnell.

    Now Trump owns that gizzard lipped globalist.

  29. In an op-ed for the website Young Conservatives, the former Alaska governor allowed that the details behind the manufacturer’s decision to keep some 1,000 jobs in Indiana at the president-elect’s behest, rather than move them to Mexico, are not yet clear. But touting the value of free markets, Palin signaled her disapproval if it was a case of “political intrusion using a stick or carrot to bribe or force one individual business to do what politicians insist.”

    “When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent,” she asserted.

    And in an apparent jab at Trump, whom she famously endorsed in a rambling speech earlier this year, she asked: “Republicans oppose this, remember? Instead, we support competition on a level playing field, remember? Because we know special interest crony capitalism is one big fail.”


  30. Mad Dog Mattis and the Military Mind
    By Larry Johnson – Friday, 2 December 2016 130
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    I think putting a Marine in charge of DOD will be good for America if it is the right Marine and I believe that General James “Mad Dog” Mattis fits that bill. I have only had one, brief fleeting experience with General Mattis. Several years ago I was working at Pearl Harbor (actually, Camp Smith, which is up the hill from Pearl) on a PACOM military exercise. We were in the middle of a turnover brief (basically a shift change) when General Mattis, accompanied by his aides, wandered into the Joint Exercise Control Group, sat down and listened. After about ten minutes he stood up and said, “Sorry folks, I am in the wrong meeting.” He turned a left. We laughed.

    I only know of Mattis by reputation. But I do know what it is like to work for an old school Marine, because I was mentored by one. My boss in the State Counter Terrorism shop had served in the Marine Corps for thirty years before starting his new civilian career. He had two tours in Vietnam, commanded the Fifth Marines, and served on General Al Grey’s task force that investigated the 1983 bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. I called him Colonel Gannon.

    Having previously worked at CIA, I was accustomed to working under leadership that put a high emphasis on taking care of themselves first without any regard for their subordinates. As you can imagine, that kind of leadership can create a toxic environment. Having never served in any branch of the military I was leery of having to work with an ex-Marine Colonel. Okay, that was my first mistake–there is no such thing as an “EX-Marine.” Once in the Corps you are forever in the Corps. You are either active duty or retired.

    Colonel Gannon early on discussed the concept of Marine leadership as “Officers eat last.” I was skeptical given my prior experience at CIA where officers ate first and ate often. But I was schooled by watching what he did. When there was something as simple as an office reception it was Colonel Gannon who made sure everyone had something to drink or eat before he would imbibe. He grew up in the Marine Corps being taught that, as an officer, he had the responsibility for the well being and welfare of his troops. I became his troop.

    Colonel Gannon did not talk the talk, he walked it. He lived it. And fortunately, I paid attention. Hollywood and much of the media indulge the idiotic fantasy of a military man, especially a Marine, as the crazed character portrayed by Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now. A killer with no regard for human values. But Colonel Gannon showed me that the real soul of a true officer is someone reluctant to start a fight but, if a fight starts, by God you win it.

    He recounted his experience during the early hours of the U.S. invasion of Grenada. He was assigned to the Political Military Bureau at State and was handling liaison with the Pentagon. Word came into the Task Force at State that four Navy SEALS, who had been dropped into the ocean off the coast of Grenada to conduct a beach survey for the subsequent landing of the Marines, had drowned. Colonel Gannon informed the State Department Task Force leaders of the tragedy and briefed them that a replacement unit would be deployed to complete the mission. He was shocked when the State Department officers told, “Never mind, we don’t need to do it.”

    Colonel Gannon seared into my soul the the principle that if you are going to put Marines (on any other military person) at risk of death you better have a good goddamn reason to do so and be prepared to back it up. As he told me this story, six years after the event, he was still angry. Rightly so.

    So what does this have to do with General Mattis? General Mattis was a young captain when my boss, Colonel Gannon retired. Mattis never served under Gannon but Gannon had heard of Mattis. When a holiday rolled around, like Thanksgiving or Christmas, Captain Mattis, who was not married, was known for going to the Marine grunt standing duty watch and inquiring about their family. If the Marine was married then Mattis would dismiss him, order him to go home to his family and would take the duty himself. That is leadership by example. He learned and lived the principle that an officer eats last.

    This point to me is the most important facet of Mattis being selected as the nominee for SECDEF. While I am sure the media will obsess about his colorful and undiplomatic remarks in the past, few will delve into the actual intellect of the man and how he established standards of conduct that he lived by and demanded that his Marines follow.

    What most civilians do not grasp about a true Marine officer is that the good ones are taught about leadership by doing. You start out as a platoon leader and are responsible for the those men. You must demonstrate competence in commanding 15 before you are promoted to command 150. You learn by doing. In the process, the people you lead learn about you. Are their crappy, self-serving officers in the Marine Corps and other military branches? Yes. Unfortunately. The good news here is that General Mattis is not one of those. He will put himself last and the country first. He will hold those he commands accountable. Donald Trump has made a great choice in my view.

  31. Palin would not approve of trust buster Teddy Roosevelt either.

    She would let the captains of industry do whatever pleases them, certain that good consequences will flow to the public.

    The reality of outsourcing puts a lie to that position.

    There are situations where government must intervene to protect the public.

    That is the theory of our anti trust laws.

  32. This goes for that jackal Baltz, and the rest of his ngsobs at WashPo:

    Long, long ago, the inestimable Thomas Crown wrote:

    “Should the entire American Left fall over dead tomorrow, I would rejoice, and order pizza to celebrate. They are not my countrymen; they are animals who happen to walk upright and make noises that approximate speech. They are below human. I look forward to seeing each and every one in Hell.”

    That is my philosophy moving forward from today.

  33. http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-12-02/democrats-are-headed-down-the-wrong-track?emailed=1&src=usn_thereport

    The fact that one in three House Democrats didn’t support Pelosi as leader was setting off alarms all over town. [snip]

    At the same time, Michigan Rep. Sander Levin decided to step down as ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Part of what’s going on here is that Levin is 85 years old, and was being pressured by fellow Democrats to step aside or be the subject of a public campaign to unseat him. Levin is part of a growing generational divide in the House leadership: Pelosi is 76 years old; Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer is 77, and Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn is 76. The ranking Democrat on the Rules Committee, Louise Slaughter, is 87; on Appropriations, Nita Lowey is 79; on Judiciary, John Conyers is 87. Over in the Senate, Democrats voted to replace retiring Democratic leader Harry Reid (turning 77 this week) with New Yorker Chuck Schumer (a spring chicken at just 65).

    The average age of the senior Democratic leadership is 72. The average age of the Republican leadership is 49. [snip]

    The biggest winner this week: the Republican Party.

    But the problem for Democrats is bigger than just the House and Senate. As I’ve written in the past, the party has no bench. Democrats went into November controlling the governorship and both state houses in only seven states – the lowest number since the Civil War, when there were 15 fewer states – and now Democrats control only five states. Two weeks ago, Republicans picked up the Iowa Senate and the Kentucky House, the last chamber in the South controlled by Democrats. [snip]

    Democrats have a policy problem too: the left’s disconnect with voters on issues that matter is profound. For example, President Obama gave a cover-story interview to Rolling Stone magazine that came out this week on his legacy and the “path forward.” Apparently the leader of the Democratic Party didn’t think the “path forward” needed to include any discussion of defeating the Islamic State group, a strong national defense or reducing the burden of $20 trillion of national debt on young people. In fact, if you look at Pew Research’s list of issues that the majority of voters described the day after the election as “very big problems,” almost none of them – terrorism and crime, for starters – are mentioned by him. [snip]

    Exhibit 2 of the disconnect: “When I turn over the keys to the federal government to the next president of the United States, I can say without any equivocation that the country is a lot better off: The economy is stronger, the federal government works better and our standing in the world is higher,” Obama said. But, polls show the American people feel the opposite. During the interview, Obama mentioned the Koch brothers and Fox News more than he mentioned race relations, tax reform or rebuilding infrastructure. At least he didn’t get into access to bathrooms or gun control.

  34. admin
    December 1, 2016 at 9:09 pm


    I heard on the radio that there may be some difficulty in getting his nomination approved since he has not been retired for a required amount of years. Is that true?

  35. NoMoBama, Mattis will require an exemption from the House and Senate as was done for General George Marshall under POTUS Truman. Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware) thinks it will pass with ease. Most observers think it will pass with ease.

    It would be very foolish for the Ds to challenge President Donald J. Trump as his term begins on national security and the widely admired General Mattis. The exemption will pass with ease and it will pass by wide margins after General Mattis tells his biography at confirmation hearings. Expect every Senator up for re-election in 2018 to vote for Mattis and every POTUS Trump nominee.

  36. Geez. I hope you all can make this sound better. I woke up in time for the rerun of 11 PM news out of Philadelphia and the anchor had just begun reporting this:

    Philadelphia’s voluntary recount can trigger automatic Pennsylvania statewide recount
    Even as third party candidate Jill Stein continues to mount a legal battle to force a statewide recount in Pennsylvania, the voting totals in the state have been wildly fluctuating since election day. Pennsylvania first claimed that Donald Trump had won the state by more than seventy thousand votes, but has now reduced that total to fewer than fifty thousand. As such, Philadelphia is now engaging in a voluntary recount. And under state law, if the results in Philadelphia shift by a certain margin, it will trigger an automatic statewide recount.

    Philadelphia announced the voluntary recount earlier today, which we reported, as did the city’s local NBC affiliate. Ahead of the Philly recount, the statewide vote totals have been shifted as various precincts have found more votes they missed the first time, or corrected errors, such that Donald Trump’s lead in Pennsylvania is now around 0.8%.

    Under state law, if that drops to 0.5%, Pennsylvania will be legally required to hold an automatic statewide recount. Officials in the state would not be able to stop it from happening, even if they opposed it. Nor would Donald Trump be able to stop the recount by going to court. So what would the Philadelphia recount need to turn up in order to mathematically prompt the statewide recount to kick in?

  37. Perhaps his stellar performance to date will get in their way:

    How Trump’s Calls to World Leaders Are Upsetting Decades of Diplomacy

    Mr. Trump talks to the president of Taiwan, becoming the first U.S. president or president-elect
    to do so since 1979.

    Mr. Trump invites Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, to visit Washington.

    Mr. Trump praises Kazakhstan’s leader for “fantastic success.”

    Mr. Trump accepts an invitation to visit Pakistan, “a terrific country.”

    Ivanka Trump joins a meeting with the Japanese prime minister

    After brushing off the United Kingdom, Mr. Trump offers a casual invitation
    to the British prime minister.


  38. I think the NYT is misspeaking – Trump isn’t brushing off the United Kingdom itself. He’s become close to Nigel Farage. Maybe he just doesn’t have a lot of love for the prime minister….? But he certainly hasn’t brushed off the country as a whole or Nigel….

  39. holdthemaccountable
    December 3, 2016 at 3:22 am
    The adamant refusal of NYT to hold their light of love Obama responsible for anything he did, from the apology tour, to his ransom payments to Iran, to his failure to back up his red lines, to his withdrawal of US troops from the middle east which allowed ISIS to form, to his refusal to hold China accountable for currency manipulation etc. renders IRRELEVANT any criticism they now proffer that Trumps actions contravene diplomatic tradition. Tradition? Really?? The British navy, according to Churchill, had but three traditions, rum, sodomy and the lash. In the case of NYT, it is a tradition of deceipt, arrogance and sodomy. And if they obsess now over Trump’s speaking with Taiwan, then given all that Trump will need to do, and given the reaction of those who have been cutting a fat hog at our expense, relax, you ain’t seen nothing yet. And if that isn’t clear enough NYT, let me give you one more piece of advice: go fuck yourself.

  40. So there!
    Tim Scott considers 2018 run for governor
    Posted Dec 1, 2016 at 10:31 AM Updated Dec 2, 2016 at 8:58 AM

    snip Both Scott and Gowdy supported Donald Trump’s run against Democrat Hillary Clinton, and this week both were named to the president-elect’s transition team. snip
    The announcement was made Tuesday by Trump and Mike Pence, the vice president-elect and chairman of the presidential transition team.

    The roles of Gowdy and Scott will be to help provide insight as Trump fills out his administration. A Scott spokeswoman on Thursday confirmed a report that Scott was open to a possible run for governor in 2018 with Gowdy as his running mate.


  41. Les Stocker’s life was inextricably altered in 1976, when he stumbled on an injured hedgehog near his home. Unable to get it help from a local veterinarian, who offered to put it to sleep, Stocker took the little animal home and tended to it himself.

    It was the beginning of a 40-year journey that would transform the Brit’s mundane life as an accountant. Before his untimely death from a brain aneurism last July, Stocker, 73, had become a world-renowned wildlife treatment expert and had created Europe’s first wildlife teaching hospital, Tiggywinkles.

    Although he lacked formal veterinary training, Stocker pioneered wildlife medical care at a time when traditional veterinary medicine focused on treating domesticated animals and pets.


  42. The NYT claims Trump has frozen out the titans of silicon valley from his transition team and future administration, with one obvious exception, Peter Thiel who came out for Trump and was condemned by the “little people” at Google and Facebook. Silicon Valley has its own Napoleonic complex to deal with–the delusion that they can and therefore shoot rule the world, ushering in the Orwellian nightmare Schmidt and other sought to bring about under Obama. But the real problem we face today are in the financial arena, therefore, it is predictable that Trump would lean most heavily on those he can trust, in the financial community. I was heartened to see a few prominent seat sniffers, Immelt for example not only did not make the cut, but his predecessor Jack Welch did. In other words, Trump reached over the head of Obama’s US jobs guru who shipped all of GE’s production to China because he wants the market, a jackal who wines about Trumps being mean to Mexican illegals, etc. I think Immelt should go stick his head down the c-mode and flush three times on the assumption that his head and the rest of his corpus delecti will end up where it belongs, i.e. in the rat infested NY sewer system, assuming the rats who are regularly dine on the scraps at the finest restaurants do not object too loudly. Peter Schmidt at Google deserves the same fate.

  43. admin
    December 3, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Good to know!

    These past 8 years, we’ve read about how the Obama administration was forcing good military men (and women?) to retire, basically forcing them out if they did not ascribe to the Obama agenda. I’m hoping that under a pro-American Secretary of Defense, the military pushes any and all Obama fan boys out of military leadership positions.

  44. Very early this morning, I watched a YouTube video of President-elect Trump’s thank you tour in Cincinnati. It was reminiscent of his campaign rallies, but even better. He’s actually a funny man. He’s mask showing America how a president should give his all when running the country, and the killer is, he’s not even president yet! He is upstaging the rat in office, and the differences between Trump and what’s his name couldn’t be any more stark. God, I hope the next 8 years of this country mirror what Trump has already accomplished as president-elect, and that our current pretender in office just melts away. What a difference already!

  45. holdthemaccountable
    December 3, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Using Philadelphia as the impetus for a recount is troubling considering how corrupt voting is in that city. Yet, Trump’s lead is strong in Pennsylvania, and I don’t believe that they will be able to find or manufacture enough votes to overturn the magnificent Trump win there. These shenanigans may even shine a very unfavorable light on the Democrat party in that state because it may put a spotlight on their reliance on voter fraud to game the system. I think that Wisconsin and even Michigan are already done deals for Trump. Pennsylvania was the state that gave Trump the biggest vote margin of the three in question. I sincerely doubt that the election will be overturned there.

  46. When I refer to the election being overturned above, I’m only referring to the election result for the state of Pennsylvania, not the national election. Trump is our president whether the buffoons in the Democrat party like it or not. Hahahaha!

  47. nomobama 2:47

    Philadelphia is an armpit for sure.
    Regarding the city lawyer F bombing DJT & already mentioned here, I think, the Mayor has reflected thusly:
    “Lloyd remains employed with the city.
    “It’s still working out. It’s certainly hateful and inappropriate and unacceptable…but people are human beings and they make mistakes and it’s a dumb mistake,” Kenney said. “It’s hateful graffiti, hateful graffiti is never acceptable whether it’s a city employee or not.”

    Thus sayeth the man whose first official act was to restore the city status as #Sanctuary.
    For some reason Kenney’s predecessor insisted upon revoking that status the previous month.
    Protesters decry Nutter’s coming change to ‘sanctuary’ policy
    Updated: November 17, 2015

  48. While I’m on a rant about the City of Brotherly Love, I may as well jog your memories about Mayor Nutter.
    Mayor Nutter, DA Williams Join Anti-Romney Protest in West Philadelphia
    May 24, 2012 12:22 PM
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Backed by a small group of Obama supporters, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter and district attorney Seth Williams blasted Mitt Romney’s visit to West Philadelphia today.

    As Gov. Romney spoke this morning inside the Bluford School at 58th and Media Streets (see related story), outside, about two dozen supporters of President Obama chanted, “Four more years.”

    Outrageous behavior by the city’s highest representatives.
    Of course Mitt had his tail …. ☺

  49. TheLastRefuge Retweeted

    Dennis Owens ‏@Owens_abc27 23m23 minutes ago

    The Jill Stein challenge to Trump vote in PA is withdrawn. It couldn’t pay required $1M bond. No court case Monday.


  50. Last I heard, she had raised 7.5 million. She originally asked for 2.5 million for the 3 states. Hmmmm…. I think maybe a green Swiss bank account just got a little bigger….

  51. Deplorable Wiggleman ‏@harleytime1 Dec 2

    #RecountJill Formal complaint filed with FEC alleging @DrJillStein collecting and using illegal campaign donations

  52. Outris and anyone else concerned about the recounts:


    According to legal documents, Jill Stein and her campaign failed to post the $1 million bond needed to challenge the election in Pennsylvania. The court proceeding scheduled for Monday has been canceled.

    A “praecipe to discontinue and withdraw” was filed citing that Jill Stein did not post the $1 million needed in the matter of the 2016 presidential election. A source close to the matter told ABC27’s Dennis Owens that Monday’s scheduled court proceeding has been canceled and the challenge is over.

    The challenge is over. We won’t get to relive the glorious Pennsylvania triumph of Trump. Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes alone are sufficient to put Trump at 270 and he is without dispute the President-Elect.

    Stein will hold a press event in front of Trump Tower on Monday to say something or other. It doesn’t matter. Trump hit the 270 mark. President-Elect Donald J. Trump the moment the Electoral College votes.

    In Wisconsin, Trump has increased his margin of victory by about 2 votes in the hundreds of precincts counted thus far.

  53. Trump vote increases in Wisconsin:


    Wisconsin Recount Results Update — Day 3

    Numbers for the City of Milwaukee do not include absentee ballots, which have not yet been recounted. Milwaukee counts its absentee ballots centrally (not at the polling place) on Election Night. When those absentee ballots have been counted the numbers will be updated.

    These are the explanations provided by the clerks for difference in numbers between canvass and the recount:

    Eau Claire County: Increase of 11 votes in Town of Brunswick and 13 votes in Town of Seymour due to ballots marked incorrectly on Election Day.

    Manitowoc County: Increase in 24 votes in Town of Centerville due to a stack ballots missed on Election Day.

    Walworth County: Increase in 10 votes in Town of Whitewater Wards 1-2 due to ballot jams on Election Day.

    Washburn County: Discrepancies in Town of Bashaw were due to an error in the previous certification. The total ballots for Trump/Pence should have been 385 instead of the 352 reported.

    In short, up to now, Trump gets 138 votes more and Hillary Clinton gets 126 more votes.

    Lovin’ this recount.

  54. Hillary supporters at certain former PUMA sites are very soon going to be hitting the bottle as the depression stage of grief overwhelms them with the end of the recount effort in PA.

  55. It would be fitting an proper for Trump to save Oreo jobs as well.

    And then send a package of them to Obama for auld lang syne.

    Eight years ago, big media stuck their tongues out at us.

    Now that the shoe is on the other foot, they curse, whine and act like anarchists.

    This morning the Seattle Times, who said nothing about the jobs Trump has saved

    Has a headline that by speaking with the leader of Taiwan he has thrown our relations with China in a tizzy.

    Under Obama those relations were going to hell anyway, and we were getting fucked like a house cat.

    So the question back to that pervert Blethan should be: what have we got to get to lose.

    And the first generation makes the money the second squanders is, and the third squanders it.

    So third generation Frank Blethan is running true to form.

    Within 5 years they will be gone, and NYT will lose its mouthpiece in the Pacific Northwest.

  56. Bill Mitchell ‏@mitchellvii 13m13 minutes ago
    Trump will dedicate his first 4 years to establishing the American brand as the greatest country on Earth.
    14 replies 88 retweets 208 likes

  57. I guess what bothers me is the sheer partisanship of big media.

    During the campaign, they did everything possible to destroy Trump.

    They ran phony polls, phony headlines, and led their readers to believe he was Beelevbob Prince of Devils from Dante’s inferno.

    Now that he won the election, it appears they will adopt that same approach to his presidency.

    The headline I mentioned above is one of many leading indicators of what they will do after he takes office.

    He has a tough job ahead of him to save the country.

    There will be risks and public support will be essential.

    Yet, big media will be there like a barking dog nipping at his heels every step of the way.

    In an effort to make him fail—that is what they now pray for.

    They would rather see him fail than the country succeed.

    Trust me, that is the kind of assholes we are dealing with.

    People need to see them for what they are: traitors and nothing else.

  58. I think we have to stop whining about the double standard which big media applies, and start calling them exactly what they are: liars, crooks and hypocrites.

    Here is the Hannity interview with Trump.

  59. Even a broken clock is right twice a day:

    “Duterte has praised China and told Obama to “go to hell” and called him a “son of a bitch” whom he would humiliate if he visited the Philippines.”

  60. Deplorable Grizzly Retweeted

    America First! ‏@America_1st_ 5h5 hours ago

    Muslim women must sit behind curtains in classrooms. This isn’t radical Islam, it’s Islam.

  61. Hmmm this makes sense…. (read bottom tweet then top tweet)


    Bre Faucheux 🐸 Retweeted

    Dave Rubin Retweeted ⭐Sheri LaBrant ⭐

    Christianity is white and Islam is brown to them. (An idiotic idea.) They judge as a collective, which dismisses liberty of the individual.


    ⭐Sheri LaBrant ⭐

    @RubinReport why do the left hate Christianity but embrace Islam? As a non SJW atheist, this really confuses me!

  62. kastew – I had to open it another tab to see it – yes, super cute lol I think cute animal pics help balance out the political stress 🙂

  63. nomo – when I first saw they were putting Tucker Carlson in for Greta, I was underwhelmed. Not that I know much about him, probably just saw him on some panels.

    But I have to say I’m quite impressed. He holds their feet to the fire, but is able to maintain a calmness about him.

  64. Isolated British Muslims are so cut off from the rest of society that they see the UK as 75 per cent Islamic, shock report reveals

    Thousands of Muslims live in enclaves with their own housing estates
    They have their own schools and some rarely leave their neighbourhoods
    Isolated Muslims see UK as mainly Islamic when it is less than five per cent


  65. Parliament in Bratislava has approved a bill that effectively prevents Islam from being registered as a state religion in the near future.

    Sponsored by the Slovak National Party (SNS), which is a member in Prime Minister Robert Fico’s coalition, the legislation was passed Wednesday, Reuters reported. The law was approved by a two-thirds majority in parliament, comprising both ruling and opposition parties.

    The new law more than doubles the required number of a religion’s followers for it to qualify for state subsidies and run its own schools. At least 50,000 members, against the previous 20,000, has now been set as a threshold for gaining official status as a religion.


  66. Kipling on the issue of illegal immigration, and why the elites are stupid as hell . . .


    It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
    To call upon a neighbour and to say: —
    “We invaded you last night–we are quite prepared to fight,
    Unless you pay us cash to go away.”

    And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
    And the people who ask it explain
    That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
    And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!

    It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
    To puff and look important and to say: —
    “Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
    We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”

    And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
    But we’ve proved it again and again,
    That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
    You never get rid of the Dane.

    It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
    For fear they should succumb and go astray;
    So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
    You will find it better policy to say: —

    “We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
    No matter how trifling the cost;
    For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
    And the nation that pays it is lost!”

  67. How?

    1. voter id in all states

    2. e verify for employment

    3. no welfare benefits

    4. sanctuary cities in the middle east–NOT HERE

    Insofar as this banter that Trump lost the popular vote—who the fuck knows whether that is true. In order to know you would have to know how many of the 40 million illegals in this country voted, at the behest of Obama. And because voter id is not required it is an imponderable. Therefore this claim that he lost the popular vote is rankest speculation at best.

    And then you have the assholes who want to do away with the electoral college. Ironically, some of those stark enthusiasts for that form of government Plato called the worst, i.e. direct democracy, spread their poison from the stage of the play Hamilton, never realizing that the man they are portraying was an architect of the electoral college to protect the body politic from the rabblee of Paris. And, of course, they never bother to vote themselves. Question: why is it that the left presumes to lecture the rest of us, while ignoring their own hypocrisy? Its the same sad song of the Hillary 2016, accusing us of doing things which they themselves are doing and we are not.


  68. The more intriguing question is how do we get the leftists to self deport, since they neither claim or practice any form of loyalty to this nation. It seems to me we could find a place for them in the Middle East, where everyone is a Muslim. I am sure they would be happy there, and ISIS would be glad to have them. In their case, beheading would not be cruel and unusual punishment, because they never had a head to begin with.

  69. lorac
    December 4, 2016 at 1:59 am
    That goes to the heart of the matter.

    Bring them to the west and they will assimilate.

    And when they assimilate, they will form part of the “rich tapesty of a diverse culture”

    Its bullshit.

    What we find is what we always find when there is no time for assimilation.

    People congregate with those of their race and culture.

    Eventually, we end up with a Hobbsian war of all against all.

    The answer is to limit immigration to those who can make a positive contribution to this country.

    Like some of my friends who came here from the middle east.

    And what we find there is thanks to our immigration system the best and the brightest are rejected.

    This happened with an Iranian scientist who wanted to come here and ended up as a department head at McGill University in Canada.

  70. The only bright spot I can see from the last eight years is Lois Lerner is collecting a $120, 000 per year government pension plus social security, which is a true reflection of her vast contributions to the welfare of this nation, her candor etc. What better proof can there be that the entire system in Washington is dysfunctional?

  71. lorac
    December 4, 2016 at 12:29 am

    The leftist is BENT on destroying western civilization.

    However, some of us deplorables believe it is worth saving.

  72. The best place to start would be that faux pundit of all trades and master of none, Bill Mahr.

    Give him the George Patton treatment, i.e. “grab him by the nose (that schnauser) and kick him in the ass, etc.”

    If they ran him out of town, half of Hollywood would follow.

    Those mansions could then be sold to wealthy Chinese immigrants who are buying up Hollywood.

    And they could make Mahr an organ grinders monkey.

    What an obnoxious little prick he is.

  73. Vicky ‏@2tweetaboutit 1h1 hour ago

    WAR ON DENMARK’S STREETS: Migrant chaos sparks clashes between police and protestors

  74. UVAforTrump Retweetedm ‏@WLMcom Dec 2

    In Twitter’s view, only white people are capable of being racist. #WarOnWhites



    I can’t bring picture here, and link is down right now, but the picture has two almost identical messages.

    One says, “I f’in hate blacks because they voted for Clinton, f you”. The other says, “I f’in hate whites because they voted for Trump, f you”.

    One was acceptable and one was considered hate speech and the account suspended. Guess.

  75. With regards to immigration, if the laws had been followed as written, America would not be a dumping ground for those looking to better themselves at the expense of the US taxpayers.

    The US has prevented immigration in the past to allow recent immigrants time to assimilate. The country, correctly, was given decades to do so before a limited immigration was permitted again. Our immigration system was not set up to absorb just anyone. It was set up to absorb those from foreign lands who were JUDGED to be of immediate benefit to our society as a whole. What we witness today is a total breakdown of immigration policy and law, that has dire effects on society. We have become the host nation to parasitic invasion. Our social programs which are a large expenditure already, have become abused by third world immigrants who in many cases, start off as immediate burdens on our country, and remain so for the rest of the immigrant’s life. We simply cannot afford to become the “go to place” for all immigrants who want to come here to benefit their economic conditions. Economic immigrants are not the same as those who wish to come here to assimilate to American ideals. As an example, Muslim immigration is a fraud being perpetrated in American society. Many Muslims come here not to assimilate, but to take advantage of our lax social services. They receive government handouts that never cease. Many establish themselves here with the intent of the US government paying their way for eternity while the create their little enclaves that become centers of subversion. Yes, not all fit into this box, but I suspect that the vast majority do, and of this group, they have no desire to assimilate.

  76. I’m not enjoying my current role here as contrarian, but you need to be aware:

    Stein drops state case for Pennsylvania recount, aims for federal court
    Steph Solis , USA TODAY 6:40 a.m. EST December 4, 2016
    On Saturday night, Stein tweeted that “On Monday, I will escalate #Recount2016 in PA and file to demand a statewide recount on constitutional grounds. The people deserve answers.”

    Donald Trump, who won the electoral vote on Election Day, has a 70,638-vote lead in Pennsylvania.

    Stein claims electronic voting systems are at risk of hacking in Pennsylvania, as well as Michigan and Wisconsin, but she hasn’t provided evidence.

    The Republican Party pushed back against the state court case, asking the court to dismiss it. Lawrence Tabas, a GOP lawyer, claimed the recount campaign is only interested in putting off the Electoral College vote for President-elect Donald Trump, the Associated Press reported.

    It’s not clear what Stein’s motive is in pushing for a recount, but she and her supporters have inched closer to their $7 million fundraising goal, though at the time Stein believed the Pennsylvania recount would cost $500,000, excluding the $2-3 million in legal fees. Stein and her supporters have raised more than $6.9 million for recount efforts in the three states.

    Pennsylvania’s automatic statewide recount trigger is 0.5%, according to the Associated Press. Stein drew less than 1% of the votes cast.

    Furthermore Stein will make the announcement during a protest at Trump Tower.

    All the pissing and moaning about cost of protecting Donald and STILL allow protests there? Maybe capitol felony to continue to allow them. Lawyers here, what is the correct term?

    The other day I decided the overall impression of Stein is similar to overall of Fauxcohontas.
    Stein 66 and born in Chicago. She ran for governor of Massachusetts in 2002 and 2010.
    These facts could connect her to Obama and Liz.

    I wonder how long the federal route will take, and who will publicly endorse it.

  77. This double talk is disheartening. We, the listeners, are not so stupid as to believe that immigration is “cost neutral”. Utter ridiculousness!

  78. holdthemaccountable
    December 4, 2016 at 7:37 am

    I don’t view your comments as being contrarian, but informative. I read them, and may even have my own opinions about them, but being that the set up here is a it cumbersome, I usually don’t make too many comments on other people’s posts. It’s too bad that the set up here doesn’t follow something like Facebook, for example, where all responses to a particular comment are found immediately below the original comment. It would enhance the flow, and keep related comments together. I would probably make more comments in that type of scenario, but then you all just might get sick of me. LOL

  79. Thanks nomobama. I don’t like to break big news here. Feel it is not my place. Admin, so dedicated to the cause of America, has a plan and works brilliantly to have it unfold. I am the rude child who does not “get” the entire pictures easily. The End.

    I shut off this computer for a change and logging back into Twitter now gave me a “moment”. Seems like the Jill thing is “developing”

    Jill Stein’s recount effort in doubt after change of plans in Pennsylvania
    Politics 5 minutes ago
    The Green Party’s former presidential candidate is taking her Pennsylvania recount bid to federal court after withdrawing from a state court due to cost. Meanwhile, people have questions for where the millions of dollars raised by her effort went.

    I guess “moments” are similar to twitchy. There’s a bunch there and I’ve not gotten to the bottom yet.

  80. Restating: I am the rude child who does not “get” the entire pictures easily. I burst into the room and interrupt great discussions. I don’t like that about myself. End of discussion.

  81. In short, up to now, Trump gets 138 votes more and Hillary Clinton gets 126 more votes.

    Lovin’ this recount.

    roflmbo!!! Oh! Please keep counting. 😀

  82. If Time magazine had the years most irritating person award, it would go to Jill Stein. Someone please make her go away!

  83. wbboei
    December 3, 2016 at 9:34 pm
    It is good to note that DT is looking leaner and healthier. I think that campaign schedule was taking more of a toll on him than he would admit. It is obvious he thrives on this. He has been carrying on about developing the inner-cities for 30 years now and I know he cannot wait to get that started.

    God help the country get back on the track it has not been on since the JFK and MLK assignations. I remember.

  84. The shocking thing about Trump is the speed with which he may be making these moves. The Left thinks they are the random actions of an idiot, all sound and fury, signifying nothing. However China is unlikely to assume that. They will assume it is guided to some degree by calculation and they would likely be right.

    But Trump should sell such momentous shifts to the public: explain what it means, what risks it entails, why it is wise. There will be unavoidable costs. Trump’s apparent determination to hold the First Island chain suggest geopolitics will dominate human rights considerations, at least for now. That may be a worthwhile tradeoff — or it may not — but for any policy to last it has to be supported by a significant majority of the voters.

    The Democratic Party should stop underestimating Donald Trump. The good news is that he moves at nongovernment speed. The bad news is that, due to his outsider status, nobody knows exactly where he is going. Maybe it’s time to find out.
    The left needs to stop underestimating Donald Trump?

    If, by “the left” he means big media

    The question is: why?

    Never interrupt an enemy in the middle of a mistake.

    Let them believe that if they persist in error long enough they will succeed.

    They are too arrogant, too elitist, too anti American to consider the possibility that they may be wrong

    Or worse–despite their vaunted Harvard credentials he is a damsnite smarter than them

    Ouch that hurts

    If he does not treat them like gate keepers

    If he does not call them all in the White House like Obama does and choreograph some fictional plot

    If he denies them the opportunity to learn in advance what he is going to do

    So they can go running to bilderbergers like Kissinger and Orstein (their favorite conservative shill)

    Find something negative in it, and blow it up beyond all perspective, and repeat it day in and day out

    In their continuing effort to destroy the country which will never abate

    If Trump ignores them, just acts, pursuant to a well conceived plan

    A plan that leaves those wastes of protoplasm guessing, speculating, and self destructing

    Because they are no longer influential

    And if he takes that case around them and directly to the American People, so they understand

    Then perhaps it will be possible to get this country back on the right track

    As things currently stand, they are a major self serving retarding force, with no value proposition to offer

  85. That said, I do believe that there needs to be room for an honest debate about the future.

    The problem is big media is utterly incapable of participating in, much less moderating such a debate.

    Just look at what happened in the CNN debate where insiders sneaked questions to their favorite candidate.

    Or in 2012 when their moderator helped Obama over one of his “rough patches” by castrating Romney.

    (Note: that statement assumes there was anything there to castrate—perhaps Norm Orstein can opine)

  86. “A gadfly is a person who interferes with the status quo of a society or community by posing novel, potently upsetting questions, usually directed at authorities.”

    Question: does that word remind you of anyone???

    (Note: gadflys are usually bad. Stupid gadflys are even worse.

    Like, you know who:

  87. Trump gets 18k more votes in Wisconsin, and its only day 3 of the recount?

    Go west young man, to the state that wants to secede, and do another recount

    And be sure to e-verify, to cull out all those illegals who voted in violation of the law

    Before this is over, Trump will be shown to have won the popular vote.

  88. Well, I guess Stein was right, there WAS some hacking going on in WI – Soros just didn’t do enough for Hillary to win lol

  89. That link 302 pm foxy posted, says Trump gained 15,000 votes overall in WI so far, but disturbingly, the PA count showed he lost 71,000 to 59,000? because of overseas votes that were not counted?.

  90. I was just watching online the battle for 1st place at the Junior World Cup for Field Hockey. Netherlands vs Argentina. I was rooting for Netherlands. They were behind 2-1 for most of the game, but maintained strong passion and energy trying to tie up to then get ahead.

    But they didn’t seem to think past the next pass, and they SO frequently just passed back to the backfield (easier passes because no defenders) instead of pushing forward. They didn’t do a good job of making themselves available to their teammate with the ball, so they kept getting caught up in messy scrimmages.

    Watching that last minute, all I could think of was, no wonder they’re being invaded by Muslims.

  91. gonzo – my understanding was that they were to re-count that which has already been counted. If they are going to count overseas votes, either they weren’t counted at first because they were late and shouldn’t be counted now – OR – they now need to be counted in EACH state. Again, this was supposed to be a REcount.

    I lean towards them being late, because they are supposed to count provisional and such ballots if there are more of them than the vote distance between the two candidates. So, I think we need more details – late? If already counted, how were so many counted wrong? If late, don’t count or add them into every states’ totals now.

    And since most overseas are from the military, it’s odd it would give favor to Hillary.

  92. gonzo, I don’t see a reference to the PA vote on foxy’s 3:02 comment – where are you getting that from? Because I thought she now has to file a federal suit on Monday and there has been no counting yet…?

  93. This is good news if it holds (right now is exit polls)


    Italy To Exit EU, Euro Will Collapse After “No” Vote Wins In Italy Referendum

    December 4, 2016
    Multiple media outlets are calling the Italy Referendum as win for the “No” vote which means Italy will exit the EU and the Euro will collapse.

    As reported earlier, early exit polls showed the “No” vote held a decisive lead in the Italy referendum vote.


  94. Renzi (in Italy) was trying to centralize everything (like taking away our states’ rights), saying it would make them more in line with the EU. Looks like people are saying, “hell, no!” Renzi said he would step down if it loses.

    Austria is supposed to be having something happening today, too…

  95. Actually lorac, it says Trumps lead decreased from 71 to 49,000 after absentee and overseas votes were counted that hadn’t been previously at 3:02 link.

  96. ??? maybe I misread what I saw earlier…?


    Jordy van Lith ‏@Jordy_vanLith 4h4 hours ago

    Huge upset: Austrian extreme-right candidate gets 46% of vote for presidency. Big moral victory for the populist movement!

    #Hofer #Austria

  97. Jordy van Lith Retweeted

    Voice of Europe ‏@V_of_Europe 2h2 hours ago

    Italian PM Matteo Renzi resigns after crushing referendum defeat

  98. TheLastRefuge Retweeted

    Limerick King ‏@TheLimerickKing 4h4 hours ago

    The Italy vote makes it clear
    The end of the euro is near
    The Globalist plot
    Is starting to rot
    They’re soon to unleash global fear

  99. UVAforTrump Retweeted

    WhiteLivesMatter․com ‏@WLMcom Dec 2

    22 Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis

  100. What is “extreme right” in Big Media’s view? Opposition to mass 3rd world immigration of unemployable devotees to the Religion of Peace?

  101. blowmeObama 8:47 AM

    I’ve seen it applied on anything from Conservative through to White Supremacy.

  102. And that is just ONE!!! County.
    Think about it. 😀

    Reality Wins says:
    December 5, 2016 at 12:44 am

    The California county that I live in had a 81.48% turnout for the 2016 General Election.
    Donald J. Trump received 58.37% of the vote.
    Hillary Clinton received 33.42% of the vote.
    Yes, in California!

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