#DrainTheSwamp: @RealDonaldTrump Vs. #Hillary2016 Continues – Plus Kanye, Perry, T-Rex Tillerson – Plus #WIRecount – Plus Russians Electoral College

President-Elect Donald J. Trump continues to be the smooth operator. Hillary2016 continues to prove it was the dumbest campaign ever and now is the dumbest post campaign ever.

How smooth is President-Elect Donald J. Trump? Let’s answer that question with a look at the bottom of the barrel, the biggest turd in the dung heap, the lowest of the low: Barack Obama. The news today from bottom of the barrel Barack is that America is buried under the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, and all the usual excuses to explain away the failures of the black community generally and Barack Obama in particular. Obama stated this appropriately enough on “Comedy Central”. Talk about “fake news”!

Race-baiting Barack up to his usual race-baiting, without mentioning his race-baiting mentor Jeremiah “Goddamn America” Wright, should have been the news of the day. But the smooth operator is on the job. What was President-Elect Donald J. Trump up to today? The smooth operator was shoving Jim Crow up Obama’s fat ass by meeting with Jim Brown and Kanye West:



Older, respected, black, beloved football legend and movie star? Check. Young, black, hip-hop pop music icon? Check. That’s how a smooth operator operates. Why slap Barack Obama in the face directly when you can slap him in the face and laugh at him by meeting with famous black icons in the lobby of the building that carries your name? So much for Jim Crow, slavery and all the other shibboleths and race-baiting that Obama has exploited all his unproductive life to self-advance.

Trump schlonged Obama.

It’s very difficult to make a bigger mess of things than Barack Obama but Hillary2016 will do all to prove it is a doable task. Witness the latest news.

Today President-Elect Donald J. Trump flies to Wisconsin to say “thank you, thank you”. The double thanks is due because of dumb ol’ Hillary2016 and smart Jill Stein. As we previously wrote, Jill Stein snookered Hillary supporters into giving her money. Jill Stein’s strategy has been brilliant. Jill Stein attacked Hillary during the election, then gets money from Hillary supporters – greenbacks to be used to build the Green Party in future elections which will further harm the Obama Dimocrat Party. As we wrote “well played girlfriend, well played.

The above is reason enough to proclaim Hillary supporters extra dumb. But not to be outdone, Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 went for the gold in their quest to be dumbest election campaign and dumbest post election campaign. Hillary Clinton and her dumb campaign could have resisted Jill Stein’s efforts to topple Trump from the top spot and demonstrated some savvy. Hillary Clinton and her dumb campaign could have stood by and harrumphed at Jill Stein’s recount efforts to prove themselves hapless but not entirely dumb. But no, Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 went all in with support for Jill Stein’s recount efforts – thereby aiding Stein who mercilessly attacked Hillary during the campaign, additionally proving Hillary2016 attacks on “anti-democratic process” Trump were all phony, and playing follow-the-leader Jill Stein to prove Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 as weak-kneed dolts. The results are worthy of Comedy Central.


Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 deserve a 24 hour a day, years long program on Comedy Central. Look at the results of what Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 have done. We noted the debasement above. The results though, the results of the utter stupidity is comic. We were probably the only website that endorsed Donald J. Trump for president that wanted recounts, lots and lots of recounts. More recounts, More and more recounts. As we explained, we wanted to relive the glorious election night and with every Trump victory and recount we would get something once reserved for the Doublemint twins. Two, two, two, victories in one.



And that is what happened. Donald J. Trump won Wisconsin. Then because of the recount, Donald J. Trump won Wisconsin again. The Doublemint taste of victory was a great win. But with the smooth operator, winning is not enough. The win has to be a double win with mint on top. And that is what we got. Trump won on November 8. Trump wins the recount on December 13. Then… then… then… not only does President-Elect Donald J. Trump win again – HE INCREASES HIS FRRRREAKKING LEAD. That’s winning times two or three or WOW!!!

Doublemint twin Trump goes to Wisconsin today to say “thank you, thank you” for the double victory. So, who’s tired of winning???



President-Elect Donald J. Trump and his supporters are not tired of winning. Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 are not tired of losing. And lose they will. The latest go for the gold in the stupidity Olympics is Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta tying Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 to the Obama inspired silliness of the Russians stealing the election for Trump. Anybody remember Barack Obama telling the Russians he would um, get things done in their favor, be more “flexible”, after the 2012 election?



Apparently, in their quest to win the gold for stupid, Hillary Clinton and Hillary2016 will do all in their power to dredge up every travesty of the Obama years. That Uranium One business should now be investigated by the new administration because we are all so worried about the Russians, right? Loser: Hillary Clinton on that one. That Russian reset business investigated? Loser: Hillary Clinton. Russians stole the election or Obama Dimocrats tried and failed to steal the election? Um, the investigation is already on:

Voting machines in more than one-third of all Detroit precincts registered more votes than they should have during last month’s presidential election, according to Wayne County records prepared at the request of The Detroit News.

Detailed reports from the office of Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett show optical scanners at 248 of the city’s 662 precincts, or 37 percent, tabulated more ballots than the number of voters tallied by workers in the poll books. Voting irregularities in Detroit have spurred plans for an audit by Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson’s office, Elections Director Chris Thomas said Monday. [snip]

Democrat Hillary Clinton overwhelmingly prevailed in Detroit and Wayne County.

Let the investigations proliferate! There’s plenty of space in the prison system for those that want to join Obama Dimocrat Chaka Fattah in his ten year spell in the joint.

Come to think of it, Hillary Clinton, Hillary2016 and John Podesta should be sent to jail for extreme stupidity alone. It’s not just that “the Russians did it” story is so stupid, its the whole lot of them going all in on the electoral college coup stupidity:

Democrats’ all-out bid to smear Trump’s victory as Clinton campaign backs electoral college members demanding intel briefing on Russian hacking before they vote

Democrats put on a united bid to question the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s election victory on Monday with the Clinton campaign returning from the dead to join in.

In a series of developments the White House, the Clinton campaign and Democrat members of the electoral college all pounced on reports that the CIA believe Russian wanted Trump to win the election.

A group of electoral college members – aided by an anti-Trump Republican – demanded a security briefing on the CIA’s findings – a clear attempt to influence other members of the college who are not bound to vote for Trump.

Then they were backed by John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, who launched a tirade against the media, claiming – in the teeth of overwhelming evidence – that claims of Russia interfering in the election had not been covered enough before voting day.

Next to the fray was the White House, which accused Trump of inviting Russia to hack Hillary Clinton, ending weeks of detente in the wake of the election result.

The attacks appear to be a concerted attempt by the Democrats to turn next week’s vote by members of the electoral college into a massive question over the legitimacy of the result.

The legitimacy that will be damaged is that of Hillary Clinton, not President-Elect Donald J. Trump. Why do we write such a thing? Well, the evidence of the latest Hillary Clinton/Hillary2016 fail stupidity is already in:

Judge rejects injunction request in Colorado elector suit seeking to block Donald Trump

A federal judge on Monday rejected an attempt by two Colorado electors to unbind their votes in the Electoral College, saying the effort designed to impede Donald Trump’s path to the White House is “a political stunt.”

U.S. District Judge Wiley Daniel denied a request for a preliminary injunction to nullify a state law that requires presidential electors to vote for the winner of the state’s popular vote. To do otherwise, Daniel said in his ruling from the bench, “would undermine the electoral process.”

The president-elect and the Trump campaign intervened in the lawsuit to “defend the integrity of the electoral process” and applauded the ruling. “Your vote should count when you vote for president,” said Chris Murray, a Denver attorney representing Trump and the campaign.

Two Democratic electors who pledged to support Democrat Hillary Clinton — the winner of Colorado’s nine electoral votes — argued the law is unconstitutional. Polly Baca and Robert Nemanich wanted to break their vow as part of a far-fetched effort to trade their votes for a third-party candidate and keep Trump from receiving his 306 electoral votes. Clinton won 232.

The “Hamilton Electors” movement is trying to convince Republican electors supporting Trump to defect — and force the question to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Even with the setback, an attorney for the electors said they remain undeterred and plan to vote for a candidate other than Clinton when the state’s Electoral College members meet at noon Monday. [snip]

At frequent intervals, the judge interrupted Wesoky to dispute his arguments. “Part of me thinks this is really a political stunt to prevent Mr. Trump from being president,” said Daniel, who was appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton.

We’ll sum up the Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, Hillary2016 stupidity. Hillary Clinton encourages electors who will vote against her, even though they are supposed to by law to vote for her, to vote against her because the Russians or something. The result is that a federal judge appointed by Bill Clinton declares the stupidity to be a “political stunt”. Hillary Clinton loses again and proves to be either stupid or a hypocrite or both, and President-Elect Donald J. Trump wins again and again and again.

This morning, before taking flight to Wisconsin for his Doublemint victory “Thank You Wisconsin, Thank You Wisconsin” rally, President-Elect Donald J. Trump named “T-Rex” Tillerson, formerly of Exxon-Mobil to be Secretary of State. Rick Perry will be Secretary of Energy. With earlier picks the President Donald J. Trump cabinet can be seen for what it is. Dare we say it?

What is going on with the Trump cabinet picks? Is this Drain the Swamp? Are these outsiders? What goes on?

President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s picks are the signposts of a businessman in charge. Why are T-Rex Tillerson (State), Rick Perry (Energy), James Mattis (Defense), John Kelly (Homeland), Mike Pompeo (CIA), Steven Mnuchin (Treasury), Jeff Sessions (Justice), Andrew Puzder (Labor), Tom Price (HHS), Ben Carson (HUD), Scott Pruit (EPA), Wilbur Ross (Commerce), Elaine Chao (Transportation), Nikki Haley (UN), Betsy Devos (Education), and Linda McMahon (SBA), smart picks for Trump. Um, in most cases the phrase “get a dog to eat a dog” applies.

President-Elect Donald J. Trump will manage the White House the way a business man manages his business. It won’t be a hierarchical management structure. It won’t be an FDR style spokes to the center of the wheel management structure. It won’t be an Obama learn on the job and vacation a lot with golf management structure. It won’t be anything really seen before. The closest “structure” will be a Bill Clinton type “structure”. By that we mean it will be all of the above.

Trump’s picks for cabinet and top level posts appear to us to be a structured hierarchical with clear lines of authority while at the same time all the spokes will lead to the center of the wheel, Trump, who in turn will call bureaucrats all up and down the command chain at all times and for whatever he wants.

That “structure” is why Trump’s picks are so smart. All his picks can be seen as in two “baskets”. One the Terry Branstad “good cop” basket which includes T-Rex Tillerson. This basket of adorables will be agents of T.R.U.M.P. who have friends in their assigned posts. Branstad is friends with the Chinese leadership so he is Ambassador to China. Haley is “nice” so she goes to the UN to charm (and a Trump supporter replaces her as South Carolina governor). Tillerson is friends with Putin and other world leaders so Tillerson is Secretary of State.

The other basket is the basket of combustibles. This is the big basket. This basket of incendiaries whose mission is to destroy the bureaucracies they have been assigned to. Rick Perry as candidate for president vowed to eliminate the Department of Energy. Now Rick Perry goes to Energy to destroy the bureaucracy there. Betsy Devos will be prepared to destroy/reshape the Education Department. Jeff Sessions, will crush the Justice Department bureaucrats. Pompeo will scald CIA, Pruit will uproot EPA, Kelly and Mattis will crush the Pentagon and military-industrial bureaucrats (already set in motion by Trump’s denunciations of Boeing and Lockheed contracts). All these people know the agencies they will run and will make their departments run well after they break the back of the bureaucrats and drain the swamp.

T-Rex Tillerson will be found in both baskets. He is an “adorable” because he is friend to many. But Tillerson is also in the combustible basket. Tillerson is combustible because he will head the mess that is the State Department. President-Elect Donald J. Trump needed someone who can take control over this sprawling mess before anything can be done in the policy arena.

Tillerson will follow President Trump’s orders as Secretary of State. Tillerson’s undersecretaries will help him organize the Department. Why Tillerson? Because Tillerson ran a corporation bigger than the State Department. Tillerson knows how to bureaucratically fight and reorganize the State Department and make it respond to President Trump’s wishes.

Worries about Tillerson and his background as Exxon chief should not hide the reason why he was chosen. This is a guy who knows how to run a big organization. This is a guy who can assess the departmental mess and reorganize it. That’s why Trump wanted Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney was a turnaround specialist. Instead of Willard Romney with his bag of Trump insults, President-Elect Donald J. Trump got the biggest corporate leader in the world. Tillerson will follow Trump’s orders.

While President-Elect Donald J. Trump astounds with very smart, very original, remarkable new ways of leading, Hillary2016 is trapped in the past, on a dung-heap, with Obama, Biden, Pelousy, Schumer, and Reid, fighting shadows of things past.

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183 thoughts on “#DrainTheSwamp: @RealDonaldTrump Vs. #Hillary2016 Continues – Plus Kanye, Perry, T-Rex Tillerson – Plus #WIRecount – Plus Russians Electoral College

  1. Very smooth operator…

    God keep him safe…

    By the way, haven’t heard from Pence in awhile…wonder what he’s up to, just a passing thought.
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  2. I would agree with Admin, in that EM is a malignant monopoly, more like a government than a business, and that T-Rex would have skills in establishing control over such a system. Trump’s problem then becomes managing the Swamp Monster.

    Just a week or so ago I met a young woman engineer who interned with EM and turned down a permanent position because of the culture there. She probably makes 30% or so less working in the field that we are in. That would be T-Rex’s culture.

  3. So what’s this about?:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-climate-idUSKBN1421V0

    The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it will not comply with a request from President-elect Donald Trump’s Energy Department transition team for the names of people who have worked on climate change and the professional society memberships of lab workers.

    The Energy Department’s response could signal a rocky transition for the president-elect’s energy team and potential friction between the new leadership and the staffers who remain in place.

    The memo sent to the Energy Department on Tuesday and reviewed by Reuters last week contains 74 questions, including a request for a list of all department employees and contractors who attended the annual global climate talks hosted by the United Nations within the last five years.

    Energy Department spokesman Eben Burnham-Snyder said Tuesday the department will not comply.

    “Our career workforce, including our contractors and employees at our labs, comprise the backbone of (the Energy Department) and the important work our department does to benefit the American people,” Burnham-Snyder said.

    “We are going to respect the professional and scientific integrity and independence of our employees at our labs and across our department,” he added. “We will be forthcoming with all publicly available information with the transition team. We will not be providing any individual names to the transition team.

    He added that the request “left many in our workforce unsettled.”

    Andrew Rosenberg, an official at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the Energy Department “made the right choice in refusing this absurd and dangerous request. Federal agencies need the best available science to respond to the growing risk of climate change.”

    Reuters reported late Monday that former Texas Governor Rick Perry is expected to be named by Trump to run the Energy Department. The agency employs more than 90,000 people working on nuclear weapons maintenance and research labs, nuclear energy, advanced renewable energy, batteries and climate science.

    The memo sought a list of all department employees or contractors who have attended any meetings on the social cost of carbon, a measurement that federal agencies use to weigh the costs and benefits of new energy and environmental regulations. It also asked for all publications written by employees at the department’s 17 national laboratories for the past three years.

    Trump transition officials declined to comment on the memo.

    “This feels like the first draft of an eventual political enemies list,” a Department of Energy employee, who asked not to be identified because he feared a reprisal by the Trump transition team, had told Reuters.

    Josh Earnest, a White House spokesman, said in a news briefing on Tuesday that the queries “could have been an attempt to target civil servants,” including “scientists and lawyers and other experts who are critical to the success of the federal government’s ability to make policy.”

    These are people who work for the Department of Energy yet they won’t provide professional information on their qualifications and activities? Why not? These are government employees who should provide their credentials when asked.

    Rick Perry should nuke the Energy Department and crush these imperial bureaucrats with delusions of grandeur. These petty paper-pushers are public servants not masters of the public.

  4. Trump says “Thank you, Thank you, Wisconsin”. Trump will probably gloat that his vote totals increased after the recount.

  5. Donald will be on live at rally in Wisconsin shortly…

    what an exciting day…and not even Prez yet…

    too bad all the haters and the Dims can’t get past their ‘grief and hate’ to enjoy and take part in some real “hope and change”

    their lose…so bitter, sore and sour…are they…

  6. admin
    December 13, 2016 at 7:09 pm
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    Another reason to clean house and purge the DOE of its entitled bureaucrats.

  7. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-13/ibm-lays-out-plans-to-hire-25-000-in-u-s-ahead-of-trump-meeting

    IBM Lays Out Plans to Hire 25,000 in U.S. Ahead of Trump Meeting

    IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty said she plans to hire about 25,000 people in the U.S. and invest $1 billion over the next four years, laying out her vision for filling technology jobs in America on the eve of a meeting of industry leaders with President-elect Donald Trump.

    Rometty, who is on Trump’s advisory panel of business leaders, will join Facebook Inc.’s Sheryl Sandberg, Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos and Alphabet Inc.’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt at a summit with Trump Wednesday in New York that is said to focus on jobs.

    During the run-up to the election, Trump made employment issues a mainstay of his campaign, promising to scrap trade deals he viewed as draining jobs from the country and impose tariffs on imports if necessary. He has since claimed credit for preventing thousands of manufacturing jobs from moving overseas and used state incentives to strike a deal with Carrier, a unit of United Technologies Corp., to pull back on its plans to move some operations to Mexico.

  8. Thank you admin for this wonderful article, as always. Yes, I always thought if there was a recount that Trump would get even more votes, for the only corruption was in the Hillary camp as far a I could tell. What was she thinking? Did she not know that more votes would be gotten for Trump if there was a recount. Sheesh. In my neck of the woods the women are excitedly organizing a rally for the inauguration. They are taking buses down to DC to protest Trump’s victory. They are bringing their daughters with them. Dragging these poor girls along, when they should be doing their homework or something. But the moms in my town are up in arms over Trump and are “organizing” for this rally that has no purpose. The moms say that they want their daughters to be a part of something important like this and they want their daughters to learn how to fight. And cry and scream when they don’t get their way, apparently. I remember now, on election night, at the Hillary Pantsuit Party I went to, and that is that some of the women started screaming “He’s a rapist! Trump’s a rapist!” when it became apparent to everyone except Hillary, who refused to conceded personally at 1am, that Trump had won. I found that rather bizarre. I guess Gloria Allred had said that Trump was a rapist and found somebody who said Trump had raped them. And nothing was said at the Pantsuit Party about Bill Clinton, who probably was, it turns out a rapist, and about Hillary’s cover up of ol’ Bill’s boys will be boys behavior. At this point the Hillary Pantsuit Party had deteriorated to a rather unfortunate seventh grade girl slumber party level of emotion, with the unhealthy and dark sort of patina that comes in the wee hours of those things, if memory serves me correctly, after the fainting games, and prank phone calls to boys. And the Mean Girl slam books. Then sometimes a collective emotional awfulness can occur, along the lines of the salem witch trials’ girls’ antics in the woods, that started that whole thing, but I digress. But this is sort of what seemed to be happening at the Pantsuit Party after Hillary’s loss was apparent, and I was aghast but also I confess, quite amused. No doubt my internal cheeriness buoyed by the surprise win of Trump (for me it was a surprise). And combined with the stress of having to keep it hidden, and so afraid that a joyful peal of uncontrollable laughter would erupt from me at any moment. I tell you that was a night, was it not? So, these ladies just cannot not let it go, and they are “fighting!” with their incredibly embarrassing March for No Reason With My Daughter Daughter Daughter the day after the inauguration. Thank you again admin for your stellar political analysis.

  9. Deep cover,

    Only 200 women showed up at the women’s March against Trump this past weekend…
    Holidays I guess lol
    1.)Bake cookies
    2) Buy presents
    3)Decorate
    4)Protest election because you are sorry as# bad losers…

  10. Pretty sure that’s why Perry is there. Depth of Energy will be very lean.

    Very…
    If I was working there I sure as hell would be answering those questions and put my best self forward.
    I would want to be part of this historic moment.
    Even if you believed in Climate change, don’t you want at least the opportunity to have a seat at the table?

  11. Ha! yes gonzotx, that is hilarious. And perhaps by the inauguration the Women’s March On Washington For No Reason will be sparsely attended because people Women! will be busy leading their lives which will probably be suddenly greatly improved because Trump is now President. it’s funny but whenever I see Obama’s picture in the media now, I’m always a little like “Who is that?” he is just such a nothing. it’s true that for the past eight years I have ignored him. So I often would think, “oh man, that guy again!”? But he really just seems so diminished now. Trump is just on fire with dynamism. Great news about IBM. Just unbelievable.

  12. Trump was the Master Blaster at his Wisconsin rally. Really stuck it to Ryan and McConnell to push his agenda theough.

  13. So Clinton, while SOS, uses a private server that she kept in her basement (or was it her bathroom?) for official business and is now upset that the Russians hacked the election? Everything about her and her campaign is fake. It’s fake news 24/7.

  14. It wasn’t the Russians. It was stupidity:

    [trigger warning, Huff n’ Puff link]

    http://archive.is/mt1Yw

    How A Single Typo Led To The Unraveling Of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign
    An obvious phishing scam and a hasty email allowed hackers into campaign chair John Podesta’s inbox.

    One of the worst and most public email hacks in political history began with a typo, a report in The New York Times revealed on Tuesday.
    An aide to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, saw a warning email in his inbox back in March, claiming to be from Google. Podesta needed to change his Gmail password immediately, the email said.

    Most adult internet users know by now never to click a link in emails like this ― phishing is fairly common. Even unsophisticated tech types are hip to the scam. So, before responding, Podesta’s aide showed the email to another staffer, a computer technician.
    And, well, what happens next should be a lesson to anyone who types and sends emails and texts without reading them first. (That’s everybody who emails and texts.)

    From the Times (bolding is HuffPost’s):

    “This is a legitimate email,” Charles Delavan, a Clinton campaign aide, replied to another of Mr. Podesta’s aides, who had noticed the alert. “John needs to change his password immediately.”

    With another click, a decade of emails that Mr. Podesta maintained in his Gmail account — a total of about 60,000 — were unlocked for the Russian hackers. Mr. Delavan, in an interview, said that his bad advice was a result of a typo: He knew this was a phishing attack, as the campaign was getting dozens of them. He said he had meant to type that it was an “illegitimate” email, an error that he said has plagued him ever since. [snip]

    Others wondered if this was just someone crying typo instead of owning what is likely the biggest mistake of a career.
    If he had meant to type “an illegitimate” email, why did he get the article wrong and write “a legitimate” email, one Twitter conspiracy theorist wondered. Others argued it’s odd that Delevan would advise Podesta to change his password, since the phishing email was obviously bogus.

    Stupid is as stupid does. The stupids blame the dog Russians for eating the homework.

  15. ….. and yet Assange says the emails provided to him weren’t hacked, they were “leaked”…. suggesting someone on the inside wanted them out…

  16. I am upset over the anxiety this post election has caused me, being selfish here, but on top of some interesting health twists of my own, and sisters, feeling vulnerable. Hate that feeling
    I have a great deal of respect for people who are able to overcome their challenges and doubts and trug through the fog.

    gonzo, personally I think you’re being too hard on yourself.

    Think about this. You have two alcoholics, and both quit drinking. One quits cold turkey. The other goes to a treatment program, participates in their education and therapy program, faces his demons. The first one isn’t “feeling” much, no introspection, just white knuckling it. The second one has to come face to face with his emotions and work through them. Which do you have more respect for? Which one is stronger?

    I think you’re right, there are some strong people. They’re probably more likely, in this situation, to be someone like admin who has experience and knowledge we don’t have and so has the ability to see the larger picture.

    But I think there are two other kinds in this situation. One feels the worries and is aware of the uncertainty of the future. But the other isn’t necessarily strong, it’s someone who isn’t strong enough to handle the uncertainties, so just has to reflexively insist everything is going to be okay. They don’t know it’s going to be okay. They just can’t handle letting themselves feel much, it’s too hard. So, I think in this situation, you’re a strong person, you’re just able to feel the uncertainties and worries and yes, still keep moving forward. It really does take strength to feel emotions.

    On another site, whenever someone would say “I wish Trump would x” or “I’m worried he may not win Y state”, they’d get lamblasted by so many people with that darn, “let Trump be Trump”. It functioned no differently, in my mind, to cries of “racist!”, both are meant to shut down conversation. And I many times had the feeling that many of those people weren’t strong enough to entertain any uncertainties or other ideas, they were actually terrified Trump wouldn’t win, and were actually really fragile, so they had to keep other people from ‘infecting” them. That’s my take, anyway.

    Anyway, I think you’re being too hard on yourself. You’re stronger than you realize right now.

  17. Well, since we’re all Russians soon, per Olbermann, here’s a youtube… sort of a pretend Jerry Springer show with costumes lol

  18. Here’s our future leader – Putin lol – arriving to watch the 55th anniversary of KVN – a talent competition show. Look at the audience, and the performers – it’s a bunch of white people with some Asian and some black – if they were speaking in English, I think we’d assume they were Americans. Their faces – they look like us….

  19. Wow.

    Keith Olbermann(and Glenn Beck) should start their own Psycho-Channel cable station. What a couple of nut cases.

  20. frankly, i think the hysterics and over-the-top behavior of Donald’s critics is irrational and ridiculous…such extremists and moreso, HYPOCRITES…thank goodness we do not have the likes of them in charge any longer…think Joy Behar and Sally Fields…these women are losing their minds and have zero control over their emotions…

    …just look at the disgraceful ruins and death both O and Hillary, as SOS, have left in their wake in Alleppo…The USA could have done something…O bluffed about a red line and choked and accomplished nothing with the 8 years he was given…and left one big mess for Donald to unravel…very, very sad…how could O do nothing and only make it worse when he pulled the troops out of Iraq and allowed the aftermath to happen…what did he care? he went golfing and on endless vacations and used every excuse for a party at the WH…

    O will go down as the most detached and aloof President in history…

    …however for the rest of us, finally we have some really experienced adults getting ready to take charge and with a strong, competent and pro-active leader orchestrating and in command…

    I will say that I kind of feel sorry for his critics…they are missing out on the excitement and tremendous positive energy in the air…

    …and what a difference when the leader is so open and ready to sit and cast his net wide and talk to all sides…I am loving seeing Donald meet with all these different people and working on pulling us all together to co-operate and Make America Great Again…

    Donald’s MO is to bring everyone to the table…

    BO didn’t even do that with his own party during his terms…such a small, shrinking do nothing posturing man…

    …Donald’s critics are missing all the fun…Donald is so funny…I love watching his rallys…he is really hitting his stride…great humor…he keeps me laughing…so much fun as well as great changes ahead

    I also hope he has good security around him…and a food tester…because they are some haters from all different directions that are out to get him…

  21. I don’t like Perry, he shoved thru toll roads in Austin under threats and had plans to put a toll system, all run by a Spanish company throughout Texas. Lucky it wasn’t fully implemented , but his assistant’s got big time paying jobs after the Austin hussle..

  22. Assange has been quoted as saying the Wikileaks emails were not obtained from the Russians. Craig Murray – author, broadcaster and human rights activist, ex-British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, Rector of the University of Dundee from 2007 to 2010 and Wikileaks operative claims to have been the recipient of the emails from a ‘whistleblower with the authority to view the emails’.

    https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2016/12/cias-absence-conviction/

    “As Julian Assange has made crystal clear, the leaks did not come from the Russians. As I have explained countless times, they are not hacks, they are insider leaks – there is a major difference between the two. And it should be said again and again, that if Hillary Clinton had not connived with the DNC to fix the primary schedule to disadvantage Bernie, if she had not received advance notice of live debate questions to use against Bernie, if she had not accepted massive donations to the Clinton foundation and family members in return for foreign policy influence, if she had not failed to distance herself from some very weird and troubling people, then none of this would have happened.
    The continued ability of the mainstream media to claim the leaks lost Clinton the election because of “Russia”, while still never acknowledging the truths the leaks reveal, is Kafkaesque.”

    This has been picked up in more detail by the Daily Mail in the UK

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4034038/Ex-British-ambassador-WikiLeaks-operative-claims-Russia-did-NOT-provide-Clinton-emails-handed-D-C-park-intermediary-disgusted-Democratic-insiders.html

    Amazes me that more people have their knickers in a twist about the Russsians interfering with the election by releasing HRC’s campaign emails than the truth the ‘leaked’ emails demonstrated about collusion to hurt Bernie Sanders run for the nomination and HRC being given a huge advantage with ‘leaked’ debate questions, etc…

  23. love Jim Brown

    …CNN is always trying to make trouble……they push racial divisions nonstop…they have fallen so far from fair and objective grace

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/12/15/watch-nfl-legend-jim-browns-amazing-answer-to-a-raciallycharged-question-about-trump-on-cnn-n2259794

    snip

    Anchor Brooke Baldwin (always instigating and dividing) put up a full-screen graphic of Trump’s emerging cabinet and noted that a majority of those faces belong to older white men. Yes, there are some women and racial minorities on the team, she allowed, but most are not. “Does that bother you?” she asked. With a hat tip to Mary Katharine Ham, who brought this to my attention, Brown’s gracious and moving reply speaks for itself. Remarkable:

    Jim Brown replied:

    “I’ve lived all my life in America, and I’m 80 years old. So I have seen discrimination at its worst. I understand slavery. I study history. The only thing I have always done, I’ve tried to make sure that I was a decent person, and that I worked outside of myself to make things better. So I don’t always look at black and white. But I’m going to say this to you, and I don’t ever say this: The three greatest people in my life were white. Okay? My high school coach, my high school superintendent, and my mentor. In Manhassett, Long Island. I never had a father, really. My great-grandmother raised me. But I was in this country where I got help from people that were not of my same color. So when I come out of the box, I don’t come out of the box as racial. I look for good people, and people that will be like-minded and help me try to do good for other human beings. So that’s truly where I’m coming from.”

    What an extraordinary testimony from an 80-year-old black man who has lived through a lot in this country. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a society that judges men and women by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin, may still seem like a distant goal in our age of reflexive identity politics and ongoing inequities. But people like Jim Brown show that the torch of MLK’s dream remains very much alight. Bravo, and God bless.

    ******************************

    chills…awesome!

  24. Lorac, yum, olive oil on a lake. A little bread, some wine….

    Meanwhile, Trump tonight in Pennsylvania to “thank you”. As Foxyladi14 says, these never get old:

  25. It’s not Huckabee as previously reported.

    http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.759434

    Trump Taps David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

    ‘As the United States’ ambassador to Israel, David Friedman will maintain the special relationship between our two countries,’ Trump said in statement. Friedman, an Orthodox Jew, is located on the far right of Israel’s political map.

    President-elect Donald Trump will nominate his adviser David Friedman as the U.S. ambassador to Israel, a statement from his transition team said on Thursday.

    “The bond between Israel and the United States runs deep, and I will ensure there is no daylight between us when I’m president,” Trump said in a statement, according to the Washington Examiner. “As the United States’ ambassador to Israel, David Friedman will maintain the special relationship between our two countries.”

    “I am deeply honored and humbled by the confidence placed in me by President-elect Trump to represent the United State as its Ambassador to Israel,” Friedman said, adding that he intends to “strengthen the bond between our two countries and advance the cause of peace within the region, and look forward to doing this from the U.S. embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.

    During the presidential election campaign Trump and some of his advisers said that if he became president, his administration would recognize united Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and implement the U.S. Congress’ decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Trump told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the same thing when they two met in New York in September.

    On Wednesday, Walid Phares, a Middle East policy adviser to Trump, told Middle East diplomats in Washington during a briefing that moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem was a “complex” move, which would be a “process” that would take a long time if undertaken, CNN reported.

    Based on statements he has issued and columns he has penned, Friedman, an Orthodox bankruptcy lawyer, is positioned on the far right of the Israeli political map – more hardline in his views than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The 57-year-old, who hails from Long Island, has said the United States should not impose any solutions on Israel and that a bi-national state would not be a tragedy since the number of Palestinians living in the West Bank is largely exaggerated and that they do not pose a threat to the Jewish majority.

    Friedman has challenged the widespread view that Israeli settlement activity is illegal and opposes a ban on construction activity in the West Bank and East Jerusalem – particularly those places that would be part of a future agreement involving land swaps.

    Friedman has been a columnist for two Israeli right-wing English-language media outlets: Arutz Sheva and The Jerusalem Post. He also serves as president of American Friends of Bet El Institutions, which financially supports the settlement enterprise.

    An American ambassador to Israel that defends Israel will be a great change.

  26. Hillary donors, bundlers, those who were extorted (labor unions), etc want an autopsy or post mortem “on where da money at?” She raised enormous amounts of cash, foreign donations laundered through the Clinton charities, various Democratic party committees, slush funds, think tanks and it accomplished less than nothing but actually did harm to their objectives. The old saw that too much of a good thing is bad seems to apply to Dems, Hillary, and 2016 in particular. They were swimming in it and wasted most of it in utter hubris idiocy. The much talked about ground game did not happen where it was needed, the city machines only ran up the total votes in states which were already blue or cheated so incompetently like in Detroit by running the same deflated votes through the counters repeatedly instead of any GOTV activity. Instead of retail campaigning Hillary became infamous raking it in at private donor meetings and parties giving them what they wanted to open up their bank accounts by appealing to their nasty egos and dehumanizing of half of the country Hillary truly gave them what they wanted which was stroking their fragile vanity, agreeing they are superior beings, and the justness of their bigotry and they ate it up. In most ways Hillary is simply a reflection of her donors. They need to self reflect before blaming their own creature. Thou doth protest too much Hillary donors.

  27. Mr Tucker Carlson is making a name for himself, and his employer Fox News, by orchestrating and televising “train wreck” interviews. The “train wrecks” are various progressives. At first you could feel some small amount of pity for the bubble college-age children who had never heard of the mop head Tucker who ran a dinky rightie web site and chirped on a weekend morning Fox show. With dim but smug guests, Carlson ambushed them and they sneered or looked like possums caught in the porch light. It was apparent that their virtue signaling significantly exceeded their IQ and verbal skills.

    Sensing his audience tiring of low grade road kill, he moved on to academics who are even more uninformed, less physically attractive or sympathetic, and have even more awkward hand movements (if that is even possible) than their students. Arrested development seems to be a thing at colleges including dressing poorly with bad hygiene and I’m talking about the profs.

    Having practiced his evisceration technique and sharpened his axe, Carlson then gets some media types, who have not been following his show, to appear. Being professional prevaricators who are supposedly wise to the ways of conservative hacks like Carlson they stumble onto his program to get some street cred. A few are rather honest, some charming and/or intelligent, but last night the crazy hit the fan.

    A senior writer/correspondent for Newsweek (is it still published?) somehow got himself onto the Carlson show and managed to libel the president elect with rumors fed to him by the CIA. The same CIA floating Russia rumors run by Brennan out of the White House. I won’t repeat them because they are too stupid. Wondering who this loon is I looked him up. He had a closed head injury in college which resulted in serious epilepsy. Poor guy. So why is he choosing to go on a stressful “fight” show? Whatever the reason he lost badly.

    Anyway he went on a twit fit AFTER this program which he then realized was WIDELY watched. Then he was probably threatened by Newsweek’s lawyer for spreading libelous garbage because he is a useful idiot for the CIA running false flags for Soros and Obama. The resulting mess is documented by Twitchy even though Mr Eichenwald was deleting his, er, ah indiscretions. http://twitchy.com/loriz-3139/2016/12/15/kurt-eichenwald-frantically-deletes-post-tucker-carlson-interview-meltdown-tweets-weve-got-them/ The internet is forever and they were all copied and re-posted on another website. This resulted in Mr Eichenwald having an epileptic seizure per his wife because you cannot ever turn off your computer and walk away, and inanimate objects always cause mental breakdowns. Anyway she called the police to report an assault on Mr Eichenwald by the internet causing a seizure because his eyeballs would not stop reading people making fun of him. This was after he libeled someone very famous and soon to be very powerful and his employer almost certainly freaked out.

    And Tucker Carlson’s rating continue to go up because there is an endless supply of superior being progressives who think they can win over Carlson’s almost perfect shtick.

  28. Just when I thought the peaceful transition was beginning, out comes the skinny traitor to stress up a holiday season for us one more time. I do find some joy in learning this about Kerry, though:

    …Secretary of State John Kerry wouldn’t accuse Russian president Vladimir Putin of masterminding hacks on Democrats to throw the U.S. presidential election today.
    He cast doubt on a report claiming that Putin personally ordered cyber attacks on Democratic operatives Thursday afternoon, using air quotes as he talked about the anonymous ‘intelligence officials’ behind the leaking.
    ‘Look, I am not going to start making comments at this point. I haven’t commented on this publicly because of the job I do,’ Kerry said. ‘I’m not going to comment on anonymous reports from intelligence officials that are not identified that have quotes around the concept of intelligence officials….’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4039038/John-Kerry-REFUSES-join-claims-Putin-hacked-election-casts-doubt-intelligence-officials-speaking-it.html

  29. I have always loved Tucker but was surprised Fox gave him a show . Maybe intelligence can beat blonde bimbos once in awhile.
    Clearly not speaking of Greta, whom I miss.

    The fool in the WH is going to lecture us again today prior to setting off to Hawaii. Probably on how he’s called the National Guard up prior to Mondays meeting to keep the mainland safe from the Russians till he unfortunately gets back know from yet another vacation. Electors vote Monday and all…

  30. “Michelle Obama says Americans have lost “hope” after the election of Donald Trump.”

    After the election? Sorry, honey. Eight years of your lazy ass traitorous husband caused this country to lose hope.

  31. The torturous press conference. All I needed to hear the POS say is that he will be around long after 01/20/17. Take heed, PE Trump.

  32. foxy

    Ain’t it funny, there wasn’t an EMT, nurse, doctor or emergency staff on call within the Whitehouse pressroom with the POTUS present. Poor prezzydent Obama had to call, numerous times, for help.. “is there a doctor in the house?” What a bunch of crap. What a f^^king phony. Can’t wait till he’s gone.

  33. So now what do you think BO is going to do about this?

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-16/china-seizes-unmanned-underwater-us-navy-vehicle-south-china-sea

    Update: according to US officials cited by Reuters, the unmanned vehicles was seized unlawfully by China. A Reuters official also adds that “the UUV was lawfully conducting a military survey in the waters of the South China Sea,” the official said. “It’s a sovereign immune vessel, clearly marked in English not to be removed from the water – that it was U.S. property.”

    The incident, the first of its kind in recent memory, took place on Dec. 15 northwest of Subic Bay off the Philippines just as the USNS Bowditch, an oceanographic survey ship, was about to retrieve the unmanned, underwater vehicle (UUV), the official told Reuters.

  34. admin
    December 16, 2016 at 7:11 pm
    ———————
    I don’t know. The crowd looks to be about 80% white male. I guess they are excited about a Trump Presidency. I am worried. While he is obviously trying to be inclusive, he has a crew of old white men. That is partly about what he considers “the best” and partly about his management style and comfort zone. That may be excusable is the short term as the country is in crisis. But long term, it will cause a back lash as it is just too exclusive of too many.

    It is plain they plan to balance the budget looting our natural resources. I am skeptical that the lawyer he appointed as head of the EPA has any kind of a clue how to reform the EPA Air and Water regulations.

    Yea, save the nation and get people back to work. I will be grateful. But a future of opportunity for me and mine, it is not.

  35. As you will recall, I have been down on this guy for roughly four years, shortly after a former Secretary of the Navy implied to me that he could not be trusted. This is why I have been hoping that Trump will take out the top 1/3 of that agency. Clapper is a congential liar. But even he will not walk the plank for this prick Brennan.
    ——-

    John Brennan’s Failed Soft Coup?
    By Larry Johnson – Wednesday, 14 December 2016 897
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    This should be setting off alarm bells throughout the U.S. Government, but especially within the intel community and the military. CIA Director John Brennan appears to have tried and failed to take out Donald Trump. It is his Agency that spread the lie that Russia made it possible for Trump to win the Presidency. This was not the idle opinion of some underling. Someone was given permission to tell elected Legislators a lie. A bald faced lie. Brennan, and no one else, bears ultimate responsibility for this lie.

    When the news first broke last Friday that the CIA had told Senators that Russia essentially gave the election to Donald Trump the politicians and pundits infesting Washington were up in arms. Hell, even John McCain and Lindsay “Little Old Lady” Graham jumped on the hysteria bandwagon to voice outrage and threaten Russia. Tonight we learn that Brennan was lying.

    Here’s the report on Fox:

    The House Intelligence Committee abruptly canceled a briefing set for Thursday on alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, after intelligence agencies refused to provide representatives for the session, Fox News is told.

    Amid concerns about reports that conflict with details previously provided to the committee, Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., had requested a closed, classified briefing Thursday for committee Republican and Democratic members from the FBI, CIA, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and National Security Agency.

    But Fox News is told the agencies refused to provide briefers, which is unusual given the panel is the most-senior committee with jurisdiction.

    I have heard from knowledgeable friends that Clapper finally decided he would not walk the plank for John Brennan. Clapper has lied once before to the Senate and apparently felt that he could stomach no more lies. This isolated Brennan. He has no place to hide now. He could have sent a briefer who would have had to endure the indignity of admitting that the CIA had no hard evidence to buttress its speculation that Russia favored Trump.

    This is more than a lie folks. This represents the first time in my life that the Director of the CIA has tried to intervene and disrupt a Presidential election. Brennan should be immediately dismissed and he should pray to God (or Allah) that he is not prosecuted for sedition. Given his prior service as the Chief of Station in Saudi Arabia, one begins to wonder if he has been protecting the interests of America or serving those of a foreign power?

    The damage this will do to the CIA is dangerous for America. It has once again cried wolf, and no wolf was there. Its credibility is tarnished, perhaps beyond repair. The aura of an outfit dedicated to the truth regardless of the political party in power is destroyed. We are left, instead, with the wreckage of petty bureaucracy more keen on playing politics and slanting facts rather than getting the best information and telling the truth.

    This also completely destroys the Democrat effort to gather support to brief the Electors, who have no security clearances. How in the world can you justify briefing Electors when you are refusing to brief members of Congress who do have the clearances?

    Damn you John Brennan. You have dishonored the sacrifice of many brave intelligence officers who have given their lives believing they were serving a higher cause. You have put America at risk.

  36. kastew
    December 16, 2016 at 9:49 pm
    ——————
    You know, this blog has it’s roots denouncing the misogynistic jerks that called Hillary Clinton a bitch. If you can’t make your point without offensive sexist name calling, maybe it is not worth hearing.

  37. Lu4PUMA
    December 16, 2016 at 10:03 pm
    kastew
    December 16, 2016 at 9:49 pm
    ——————
    You know, this blog has it’s roots denouncing the misogynistic jerks that called Hillary Clinton a bitch. If you can’t make your point without offensive sexist name calling, maybe it is not worth hearing.
    ——-
    If Hillary had not become what she has, then you would be correct. However, she has shown her true colors over the past few years. She has earned all of the following
    Dishonest,lying, cheating, whining….etc, etc, etc…b***h.

    OINK!

  38. @Tony Stark
    The former community organizer is trying to show strength at 11th hour by sticking finger in Vlad’s eye? More poor judgement.

  39. LJ’s opinion about Obama’s yapping today.

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/79480/obama-remains-delusional-russia-syria/

    This explains my disgust with Obama. He dares to pretend that other countries are responsible for the bloodshed and slaughter in Syria when he himself has played a critical role in sparking this violence and sustaining this fight. Thank God we only have one more month with this delusional cretin. He helps start a fire in a dry forest, provides the fuel and then laments that trees are burned down.

    Think about this when you listen to Obama’s morose comments about dead women and children. Their blood is on his hands, not Putin’s.

  40. Frank Luntz is starting to agree with admin’s prediction about a long term GOP majority thanks to Trump.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/12/top-pollster-trump-create-long-term-majority-change-politics-know-video/

    Frank Luntz: I did not think Trump had a good chance. But I thought he was absolutely viable because of what he said and how he said it… If Trump can keep this majority of these new voters who have never voted Republican before and bring back some of those Republicans from the suburbs who voted for Clinton but voted Republican all the way down the line this is a long term majority. He has a chance to change politics as we know it if he can keep both of these two groups together and he has the ability to do it.

  41. I spoke with a couple law professors today who are active in our state bar association. The bar association which has been around for over 100 years is in the process of changing its core mission adverse to the interests of practicing lawyers, and neither our supreme court nor board of governors is wise to it. The change is from a service organization to one which is dedicated primarily if not exclusively to the regulation of lawyers. To be clear, the regulation of lawyers has always been one of it roles, but not the only one. But now the regulatory function is the one being pressed, and I would not mention this to you were it not for the fact that it is part of a wider trend which I have observed relating to law, and ultimately our politics. Because the impetus for this is not the lawyers or the judges, but a bevy of bureaucrats bent on expanding their own power. Apropos of the same, an attorney I know in a wealth conclave of Seattle who now specializes in environmental litigation under the shoreline management act, was once an assistant attorney general. When he entered the practice of law, he was told by his boss, your client is the public, and when he left the AGs office twenty years later, his new boss told him your client is no longer the public but the bureaucrat down the hall. And we see this in our politics too where so much of our liberty as citizens has, under the imperious reign of the big media beloved messiah, has been transferred to a bevy of platonic guardians otherwise known as bureaucrats in Washington. And what is the EU but the consummate expression of this same trend of putting vital decisions beyond the reach of democratic majorities and in the hands of bureaucrats. To be clear, this is the distinct preference of people like Gates, Schmidt, Bezos and the other captains of the informational economy and segments of the old economy. But that does not make it legitimate. This is what people are people around the globe are revolting against, not just because it is strips them of their rights, but because the evidence suggests that far from making this world a better place, these bureaucrats with their Harvard degrees have a unique ability to fuck up everything they touch. This is what the Trump revolution is about. Saving the country and ultimately saving the world from these rabininical automatons with as much give and take as a Scottish terrier watching a rat hole. The final note to this comment, ten years ago we were driving around the suburbs of Washington DC, and saw many lavish mansions belonging to these bureacrats which put Monticello to shame. Not lost on me was the fact that we as taxpayers paid for those lavish estates for those public servants whose faithful service to the nation is beyond reproach. Their decadent expire must never again be expanded. It must be scaled back to manageable size. Why? Because when people fear government we have tyranny. But when government fears the people we have liberty.

  42. ‘He has a personal beef against me’ — Clinton blasts Putin and says he’s a reason she lost the election pic.twitter.com/1Xh1Obr5IY— Business Insider (@businessinsider) December 16, 2016
    ——
    As we now know, thanks to Larry Johnson’s article posted above, this meme about Russian influencing our elections was part and parcel of a soft coup launched by the CIA leadership, specifically John Brennan. Only the motive remains in doubt, i.e. whether he did this for Saudi Arabia based on is prior ties, or for Democrat Party or for both. (Note: he really should be tied for sedition, according to Larry–a highly respected former CIA analyst).

    But the interesting thing is how quickly Hillary has embraced this meme. You may think it is tactical, despite prior assurances to the contrary. But I think it is perfectly in line with her claim at a fundraiser I attended that Rove was out to get her–personally. Any port in a storm. Any excuse that works–even if it doesn’t.

  43. Now. A bit about that Inauguration!

    Pittsburgh’s own Jackie Evancho will sing the national anthem at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration next month.
    The 16-year-old prodigy made the announcement Wednesday on “Today.”
    “I’m so excited. It’s going to be awesome,” Evancho said.
    “As the youngest solo artist to ever go platinum, she is a true role model and inspiration for people young and old in our country and around the globe,” said Boris Epshteyn, director of communications for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee, in a statement released to Channel 11 News.
    “Jackie represents the best and the brightest of America,” Epshteyn said.
    EVANCHO MET TRUMP SHORTLY AFTER RISING TO FAME IN 2010 ON “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT,” where she placed second that season. A photo of the two is posted on her Facebook page….

    http://www.wpxi.com/news/pittsburghs-jackie-evancho-to-sing-national-anthem-at-trump-inauguration/475909205

  44. holdthemaccountable
    December 17, 2016 at 4:51 am
    Now. A bit about that Inauguration!

    I plan on taking the day off from work. I don’t want to miss a thing, not one minute. Cannot wait to see a real leader take the oath of office and witness that sorry ass POS depart on Marine One for the last time.

  45. kastew
    December 16, 2016 at 11:14 pm
    ——————
    I have dealt with it. All my life.

    BTW, I am also what narrow minded people like YOU would call “masculine”. And when you call me a Bitch, be sure to put a capital B on it and say it with respect. Go find some other way to make yourself feel like you are better than.

  46. What I want to know is which of these Russians are responsible for Brexit and Trump, so I can send them some Roses.

  47. In case anyone asks, I did see an interview with Assange where he was asked about why they informed on the DNC and not Trump, and he said that Trump had been hacked and they had stuff on him, it was just not anything that he had not publicly make part of his policies and positions. So I guess that is Assange’s evaluation of what is news worthy. But basically he said Trump is transparent. And I believe that.

  48. wbboei
    December 17, 2016 at 3:03 am
    ————–
    I am going to scold you for posting and running away. I would refute your opinion of T-Rex and EM getting better since I left the industry. I worked for Mobil before the merger and it was a much better company than Exxon. I did have dealings with the EM attorneys who did improperly have a direct lines and influence with the judges. I also had subsequent dealings with the industry as I took a position with a local community group as their secretary and environmental advisor and did that until after Bush’s reelection. The Oil and Gas industry also has improper direct lines to the regulatory agencies. Believe me. They only got worse as the monopoly grew. I could tell you stories. Lastly, I will tell you that just several weeks ago, I met a young woman engineer working in my current field, who had interned with them and turned down a position with them where she could have made a whole lot more money, because of the culture there. That would be T-Rex’s culture. They are bad. The position T-Rex is taking only formalities their influence as a shadow government here, whose behavior is quite similar to the rest of our elite and political class. T-Rex is a bad swamp creature.

  49. wbboei
    December 17, 2016 at 3:03 am
    ————–

    I have always wondered how the bar allowed the lawsuit laws for summary judgement to be passed back in 2000. This eliminated a lot of their business representing the public and has been fundamental in the corruption of our courts.

    Judges with special interests can sit on civil cases involving those interest and deny litigants the right to a trial. That is how they took our civil rights away. That is what happened to me. I thought it was just me at first, but it has been universal. When was the last time you heard about anybody getting a large settlement on an employment discrimination case? This is why women make 80% of what men do, for the same work, even though we have piles of laws prohibiting that.

  50. Lu4PUMA, You’re right, it is stupid to call someone names…

    The next time Michelle goes Low (like she did in the interview I was referencing), I promise I will go High!

    Peace-
    Kastew

  51. wbboei
    December 17, 2016 at 3:03 am
    ————–
    I am going to scold you for posting and running away.
    ——-
    That post had to do with the power grab by glorified clerks with Harvard degrees otherwise known as bureaucrats, who routinely abuse their power, behave in a uber partisan manner, and are well nigh impossible to fire. I can think of no better example of this than Lois Lerner, but the succession of heads of that agency the most recent example being that E.T. impersonator John Konisen–that bald headed bastard runs a close second.

    What that has to do with you situation, I fail to perceive.

    On a totally unrelated note:

    Yesterday, I had a conversation with an individual who was a second year law student. She was also a surgeon. Naturally, we discussed the confluence of law and medicine and how she might merge the two into a new speciality. Then we got into politics. I told her I had supported Trump. She said as a mixed race she could not support him because he is a bigot and a racist. Note: you can see how that big media connived narrative stuck. I asked her what about ex malo bonum. She said even if he helped the nation succeed she could not forgive him–forgive him for being what big media labeled him as opposed to what he really is, and ignore the results. I tried to explain my reasoning –which was that the Washington establishment was doing nothing less than giving the entire country away to big business and world government, and he was/is the only one who offered to stop that descent into hell. I asked who she voted for. She said she did not, because to her, neither choice was palatable.

  52. wbboei
    December 17, 2016 at 11:04 am
    wbboei
    On a totally unrelated note:
    Yesterday, I had a conversation with an individual who was a second year law student. She was also a surgeon. Naturally, we discussed the confluence of law and medicine and how she might merge the two into a new speciality.
    _________________________________________________

    And as a tangent to the thrust of your comment, I’m reminded of two brothers I attended law school with. Both had finished medical school, one completing psychiatric school, and were sons of an attorney state senator whose law office I clerked for. One of the boys tried to make a living as a med mal expert witness, I don’t know how that worked out for him, but I haven’t seen the little block ads for his services in the state bar magazines. The other I had the opportunity to contact in an effort to contact with regard to the availability of some hunting land, having not spoken with him since law school. He was, as I spoke with him, driving a trailer full of mules he’d trained to Montana for delivery to a purchaser. He asked, “[w]hat have you been doing the last 25 years”? When I told him I was still practicing law he replied, “God bless, you poor thing”. I don’t know if either of them ever went into the practice.

  53. I could tell you stories. Lastly, I will tell you that just several weeks ago, I met a young woman engineer working in my current field, who had interned with them and turned down a position with them where she could have made a whole lot more money, because of the culture there. That would be T-Rex’s culture.
    —————-
    I knew a woman who was a vice president with Texaco.

    Her husband was a east Texas dentist, and no stranger to cold beer with a percodan chaser.

    For her, the problem was hubby, more so than the industry.

    However, she was a main office type, and did not grace the oil fields.

    Whether or not she could take it, the culture and all is an imponderable.

    What was perfectly clear to me however was the fashionable corporate suits she wore would be a casualty.

  54. He was, as I spoke with him, driving a trailer full of mules he’d trained to Montana for delivery to a purchaser.
    ——–
    Not a case of first impression.

    Like other ex- lawyers I have known, he gave it all up and answered to a higher calling.

  55. Who is MO to speak for half of the country and say there are no ‘feelings of hope’

    …another example of how the Dims are completely out of touch with independents and republicans…and many midwestern Democrats…

    and who is Van Jones to say that Donald has not said “one patriotic thing yet”

    Apparently MO and Van Jones have a problem with ‘putting America first’ and ‘Making America Great Again’

    I guess having a Pro-active DOER as President-elect who is going headstrong to bring jobs to Americans and save American jobs from going to Mexico doesn’t excite MO and VJ or inspire HOPE in them…

    …or Oprah Winfrey either…as she nods her head in agreement

    …guess they are blind to all the HOPE in consumer confidence and the stock market and the thousands of people who are so VERY HOPEFUL that are still showing up for Donald at his multiple rallies…guess they don’t tune in to see the exhuberant JOY and enthusiasm for the future…

    something seriously wrong with MO, VJ and the sore losers…wake up people…change and re-organization is coming…

    thank goodness these people will no longer be running the show…they are bitter, depressing and definitely not hopeful

  56. The U.S. intelligence community will soon disclose an estimate of the number of Americans whose electronic communications have been caught in the crosshairs of online surveillance programs intended for foreigners, U.S. lawmakers said in a letter seen by Reuters on Friday.

    Clapper, who is stepping down next month, suggested in April that providing an estimate of Americans surveilled under Section 702, a figure some have said could tally in the millions, might be possible, while defending the law as “a prolific producer of critical intelligence.”
    ———–
    There is a political overlay to some of this.

    Concurrent with the democrat/cia plan to shut down websites which they deemed alt right, largely because they opposed the globalists, was a plan to target individual bloggers on those sites whose comments were in opposition to the globalist agenda, and their ability to influence others along taht line. I know this to be the case because I was informed that I was under surveillance for exactly that reason, I was told to tone down my comments. The intermediary asked a friend of mine why do you want to save this “hothead”? Never having thought of myself as much of a hothead, I was skeptical. But then they told me how much time I spent on the internet on the prior day, and it was accurate. Nobody else here was targeted so that is a good thing, and I rather suspect that this disclosure to congress and a new sheriff in town will put an end to this Obama era abuse. Clapper stepping down. Brennan being outed and–lord willing and the creek don’t rise, convicted of sedition will also assist. I would venture to say that the prosecution of Brennan is orders of magnitude more important than the prosecution of Hillary and it would not require a special prosecutor or distract our national leadership.

  57. I commend to your attention a book called Big Data. I think it was written by somebody here because alot of the references are to the University of Washington. The internet is akin to fire in the sense that it can be your friend and at the same time your enemy as a tool of social control and the invasion of privacy. If you weigh the equities as they do, it becomes something of a close call.

  58. Also, I commend to your attention the book by Sharyl Attkisson, “Stonewalled”. It documents in haec verba the degree to which the CIA under Brennan and or its affilitates hacked into her computer to destroy information harmful or embarrassing to the Obama administration. I wish I could tell you this is all just tin foil hat stuff, but clearly it is not. I think Trump will abrogate this, but it also requires a prosecution of Brennan and quite possibly Clapper as well. If I had my druthers I would let the US attorney for the southern district of new york lead that prosecution.

  59. Who is MO to speak for half of the country and say there are no ‘feelings of hope’
    ———
    It depends on the meaning of hope.

    If she means hope for the transformation of the US from a republic to a dictatorship, then yes.

    If she means hope for the consolidation of power in Washington and the political class, then yes again.

    If she means a perpetuation of racial division and other aspects of the corrupt Obama agenda, then yes once more.

    But if she means hope for a measurable improvement in the lives of Americans then she is manifestly wrong.

    Being an elitist, it is obvious what she sees, and what she fails to see, in making that clearly erroneous assessment.

  60. And Kastew…would that be with a capital “HIGH”?
    Being sarcastic of course. Took no offense at your previous posting and I dare say, he/she who has not sinned, seems to through the first stone…often.

    I myself, despite my above posting, am trying to reach a higher level also.

    Happy hoildays…

  61. Gonzo / Kastew,

    As I am apparently the requisite Sexist Pig (capitalized please) on this site, I wish you both a very Merry Christmas!!

    Your fellow deplorable.

  62. Reuters analysis:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-bosses-analysis-idUSKBN1452PX

    With more than 20 nominees now selected, Donald Trump’s cabinet appears much like the president-elect himself: mostly older, white males, many of them wealthy, who see themselves as risk-takers and deal-makers and prize action over deliberation.

    Trump, who says Washington is “broken” and controlled by special interests, has largely eschewed technocrats with long government experience. Instead, he has built a team of bosses.

    Trump’s roster of agency heads and advisers conspicuously lacks intellectuals, lawyers, and academics of the sort sought by some past presidents. In their place are titans of business and finance from the likes of Exxon Mobil and Goldman Sachs and no fewer than three retired generals in key positions.

    Many of them are people used to getting their way but will now have a boss to answer to – Trump – while navigating the sometimes frustrating and sprawling bureaucracy of the U.S. government. The incoming Trump administration is poised to undo as much of President Barack Obama’s accomplishments as possible, while also attempting to advance a conservative policy agenda in areas such as taxes and healthcare.

    A former senior U.S. official who knows Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil CEO who is Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, and Marine General James Mattis, Trump’s pick for defense secretary, predicted a massive clash of egos in the cabinet.

    Tillerson and Mattis are “accustomed to dominating whatever space they find themselves in, and that probably will now include the Situation Room and even the Oval Office.”

    Trump’s transition team has said the cabinet is intended to be a mix of experienced Washington hands and newcomers. But former presidents who brought in outside blood have at times seen political neophytes make costly errors, experts said.

    Of the 21 cabinet members and White House advisers chosen to date by Trump, 16 are white men. There are four women, none of whom hold what might be considered a top-tier agency post. There is one African-American, one Asian-American and one Indian-American. There are no Hispanics.

    Like the real-estate magnate who chose them, several have no government experience. Others have been hostile toward the agencies they will lead if the U.S. Senate confirms them early next year.

    Julian Zelizer, a presidential historian at Princeton University, said Trump is building a cabinet in his own image: blunt-talkers with real-world experience.

    “Surrounding yourself with military guys and money guys sends a certain message,” Zelizer said. “A certain kind of cutthroat aggressive dealmaker is how [Trump] imagines himself to be.”

    Obama, who leaves office in January, relied on experienced hands to form his cabinet in 2008. He named his rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton, as his secretary of state. Robert Gates, who served the previous administration, remained at the Pentagon, and Obama made longtime Justice Department official Eric Holder attorney general.

    Some of Trump’s picks do have similar experience, and he has packed his on-the-ground transition teams at various agencies with government veterans and ex-lobbyists, a Reuters review found earlier this month.

    The newcomers to Washington will rise to the administrative challenge, said those who know them.

    Republican Representative Tom Price, Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, is “decisive by nature,” said fellow Republican lawmaker Tom Cole. He credited Price’s career as a surgeon, which is also the former profession of Ben Carson, Trump’s choice for secretary of housing and urban development.

    Carson, said Henry Brem, a neurosurgeon who worked with Carson at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, has a “cool head” and is unafraid to give strong opinions. “He’s a gentleman, he speaks his mind, he has great ideas – and nobody in the world intimidates him.”

    Rick Perry, Trump’s choice for energy secretary, served three terms as governor of Texas and had to “balance a very conservative and increasingly ideological grassroots (support base) with a very influential business community,” said James Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin.

    “Whether he can do that do that in a bureaucratic setting, in an environment as competitive as a cabinet with a lot of obviously large egos, I think is another question,” Henson said.

    Several of Trump’s picks have never held any sort of government post and have little, if any, background in policy-making, including Tillerson, Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin, a Goldman Sachs alumnus, Commerce pick Wilbur Ross, a billionaire investor, and Gary Cohn, the Goldman Sachs executive who would chair Trump’s economic council.

    In 2008, Mnuchin purchased IndyMac, a lender that failed during the financial crisis and helped transform it into OneWest, now a thriving retail bank in southern California.

    Kevin Kelly, a managing partner at Recon Capital Partners, an investment firm in Stamford, Connecticut, said that kind of real-world savvy could make government more effective.

    Those with high-level corporate experience are used to having to please shareholders, board members, employees, and the community, Kelly said. “It takes a very precise and dedicated person to deliver across those constituencies.”

    The outsider approach hasn’t always worked. In 2001, President George W. Bush’s treasury secretary, Paul O’Neill, the former chief executive of aluminum producer Alcoa Inc, rattled markets with a series of careless remarks that seemed to herald economic policy shifts that differed with the White House’s stance. He ultimately was fired.

    “Management of large, public agencies is really difficult and requires bringing in experienced and knowledgeable people and working in ways that doesn’t alienate people,” said Thomas Mann, an expert on governance at the Brookings Institution.

    Anthony Scaramucci, an adviser to the Trump transition, has acknowledged that too much inexperience could be harmful to Trump’s young administration.

    “Washington is a very healthy immunological system,” he said. “You’ll see a full-blown organ rejection if you put too many status-quo disruptors in Washington.”

  63. Outris
    December 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm
    As I am apparently the requisite Sexist Pig..

    but you’re so damn cute.. 🙂

  64. Trump’s roster of agency heads and advisers conspicuously lacks intellectuals, lawyers, and academics of the sort sought by some past presidents
    ———
    How thoughtless of him to exclude from his administration the kind of people who have been the architects of our collective demise. Shakespeare was rather blunt on the subject–“first kill all the lawyers”. If it were my call, the intellectuals and academics should face the devil’s tooth first. Along with Brennan and Clapper. It would be such sight to see Brennan’s heard roll, revealing Saudi ties. And Clapper could be reduced to a pair of false teeth left chattering about not wilfully on the stage. (Q: how did he ever make admiral. On the other hand if that little runt Mabus could become secretary of the navy under the glorious big media beloved messiah, then the bar is pretty damned low. And when it comes to academics who should be nowhere near the seat of power, how could I forget kurgman. Krugman belongs in the Charles River, without a life preserver, provided there was no objection from the EPA.

  65. Anthony Scaramucci, an adviser to the Trump transition, has acknowledged that too much inexperience could be harmful to Trump’s young administration.
    ——–
    Too much inexperience?

    Big media never obsessed about this when it came to Obama.

    The point is Trump and the rest of his people have real world experience building things whereas Obama was simply an extortion artist.

    No different from Jessee Jackson Jr. and Al Sharpton.

  66. Outris,
    Keep up the good work!

    Wbb,

    Academics have destroyed, or nearly, this country…if we had more lawyers like you, we would be very lucky indeed.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all…

  67. admin
    December 17, 2016 at 4:34 pm
    —–
    Government is about process.

    Business is about results.

    That is the crux of the matter.

    The people he appoints to key positions must approach their respective bureacracies with a take no prisoners mindset.

    Their goal should be to eliminate the top 1/3 of all federal agencies.

    And then to reset their priorities.

    Unless he moves decisively against these agencies, they will sabotage his agenda.

    They will snitch to their confederates at NYT on everthing that is going on, and do their best to make him a 1 term president.

    I have just tranferred over from a dell xps to an alienware computer but my favorites are currently in limbo.

    I mention this only because there is a brilliant comment from a former leader in one of those agencies describing what Trump must do to control them.

    It must start with terminations.

    If I am able to recover my favorites, I will post that article, and you will see what this all will entail.

  68. I can’t believe that Obama has 4 weeks left, and is taking two weeks to go to Hawaii. I know he always does this every year, has a vacation in a beautiful place at Christmas that few of us peons can likewise experience, but he will come back with only two weeks left to do what needs to be done. He couldn’t have waited one month – and done it on his OWN dime? He’s been such a black mark on the history of this country.

  69. These coddled precious crybabies in our universities and colleges across the country need your support to protect them from opinions they disagree with!😆

  70. It has been an interesting ride since 2007, and interesting watching the evolution of different Hillary websites as well. We all started at the same place, supporting the first woman for president who had a chance of winning, and we all believed in the equality of the genders, and took offense to sexist remarks, etc.

    Over the years, we’ve all diverged.

    Some websites, even though saying Party Unity My A**, immediately reverted back to strict ideological democrats, even coming to LUV Obama, and ignoring that the party didn’t actually act in accordance with its own principles. But the ideology took precedence over reality. Democrats remained the “good guys” and republicans remained the “evil party”. People who couldn’t tolerate the DNC behavior or the sudden support of Obama the betrayer moved on to other sites – or were chased off for bringing up any criticism of Hillary’s choices.

    Some websites, starting with the support of Sarah Palin after the DNC’s betrayal of Hillary, began attracting lifelong republicans to their sites. It seemed like people who couldn’t go that far drifted away, and those that remained became basically republicans, if not in name, at least in worldview. “Feminists” are mocked, although they are more likely to be called “feminazis”. Women aren’t seen as having any barriers in life anymore; the group with the hardest life is seen to be the white males.

    I always like to think we’re above all that here. We’re able to see the positives and shortcomings of both parties, and are able to see how Trump has common sense ideas rather than ideological ones, as his worldview appears to contain ideas from both parties. Due to the history of most of us here (former dems who supported a woman for president), I think most of us don’t see what is happening as a win for the republican party as much as a win for “Trumpism”. What direction the party will go, what principles it will put forth, after Trump leaves remain to be seen.

    As admin has said, Obama destroyed the dem party (although without building something good in its place). Trump has destroyed the republican party. Hopefully he is rebuilding it to be a better party (I think his work is making it better, but as I said above, only time will tell if the party maintains his direction). So some former PUMAs clung to believing the dems are the “good party”, and some former PUMAs went from one extreme to the other and now believe the republicans are the “good party”. But I think one thing most all of us here learned in 2008 was that NEITHER party is “the good party”. They’re both full of politicians, and therefore have to be studiously watched.

    I think we here are able to see that the extremes put forth by each party are rarely accurate. In other words, I think we can see that a whole lot of work has been done for the last 60 years for blacks – a lot of people have taken advantage of it and made their lives better. Others haven’t, but perhaps that is more on their head than on society’s head. I think we can also see that women have made great progress, but that there is still sexism in some Americans – male AND female. And do I even have to mention a certain religion? We can also see the ridiculousness of some current women’s activists without throwing the baby out with the bathwater and claiming all feminism is bad. And while I don’t believe most of us feel that white men are the most oppressed, we can clearly see that they face a torrent of unfair criticism for the woes of the world and are often passed over so that a less talented minority can have a certain job. In other words – I think we here can see that everyone faces some injustices, and that many generalized complaints are just not accurate.

    So, having said all that, I have to say it causes me pain to see us fighting over sexism. Not that we all have to be on the same page on specifics – but there’s no reason to be fighting over it. We have different opinions on different things. We share them, discuss them, and it doesn’t have to evolve to snipping. We came together here to support a woman for president – and now we’re Trumpers. We’re not a website that has become “stereotypical republicans” who scoff at women’s rights or grievances. As I said, we don’t have to be on the exact same page, but personally I don’t like to see the ganging up on one person. Really, we have shown we can disagree without hard feelings. Sexism or women’s rights are what brought us together – it certainly shouldn’t be what pulls us apart. Can we just go back to disagreeing without ganging up?

    WE are the “good site”! WE are the ones who can see different sides of an issue, and aren’t blinded by ideology. We have already risen above those other PUMA sites that went to one extreme or the other. Here, we can tolerate different ideas. We have an awful lot of shared ideas, but we’re not a bubble. This is the place to be.

    Ok, end of diatribe lol

  71. Tony, that article on whatsup was a very long but worthwhile read. Being in psychology, I’ve always had to hear how it’s not a “real science”, it’s not a “hard science”, etc. Well, lookee here, apparently hard science isn’t actually always so hard either – at least when current practitioners ignore the principles of their own scientific methods. I guess politics has infected about everything today. But perhaps “money” should be inserted for “politics”.

    And when the author pointed out that the term “consensus” is never used when there is a proven principle, only when it is NOT proven, that was really meaningful. I’m going to remember that.

  72. I have been the beneficiary of that often caustic opinion, maybe that is why I feel compelled, when I feel attacks are over the top, to lend a supporting post to the victim, although the “victims” here are quite capable of fending for themselves.

    We all have our issues.

  73. Lorac,

    Yup, it’s the consensus of the mainstream media that the Russians hacked the elections too. That sez it all.

  74. LOL. Someone re-edited the video put out by those Hollywood leftists begging the GOP electors to not vote for Trump and changed the message entirely! 😆

  75. Others haven’t, but perhaps that is more on their head than on society’s head. I think we can also see that women have made great progress, but that there is still sexism in some Americans – male AND female
    ————
    I speak of old unhappy far off things and battles long ago since cast as universals to enlarge the perceived scope of their grievance and their victory. The meme of a male dominated society is belied by the fact that more women are now entering law school than men, and market forces will rectify much of what you now see as a problem, remedial only by government action. In my experience, the myth of diversity is belied by the reality of balkanization, and you do not need to look at the prison yard to see this, you can see it in the schools, the politics and frankly all other institutions. As between the genders, the forces of competition and cooperation are always set against each other and even in the happiest of marriages. What I am describing is a problem, and it is always easier to define a problem than it is to solve it. The former is an intellectual exercise, the latter a matter of organization skill and practical insight. That said, I am quite sure that if we came back in twenty years, we would find someone perhaps of the opposite gender echoing your same complaints. If I were to apply for a job at this stage I would encounter a young group of interviewers who would privately or publicly look askance of my advanced age, and politely reject my application. That is less true in a consulting capacity. The truth lies in something a well known historian said, when he was asked what he had learned about human nature after studying history for 60 years. He said two things: all history is fiction and it is written by the victors–which is perhaps why the dims are resisting reality and promulgating false narraatives–they are being overwritten like an old computer program when a new one is introduced. The other lesson he learned–indeed the more important one for our purposes, i.e. all history can be reduced to one simple principle: love of the in group and hatred of the out group. That dynamic is also manifest in our politics, in spades.

  76. I was a little flippant when I said it is easier to define the problem than it is to solve it.

    There are two problems with this formulation:

    a. first, the opposing sides cannot agree that there is a problem and what the problem is.

    b. second, the opposing sides present false evidence to support their case.

    c. third, neither side wants a solution, because if they found one they would have to disappoint true believers.

    d. fourth, neither side wants a solution, because they do not wish to be held accountable for its success.

    Therefore, belay my last.

  77. I am having a bah-humbug pre Cristmas as I woke up this morning to find my laptop with the battery hanging out and the motherboard fried. I do not know if it was the kids or the cat, so what can I do?

    I called Dell (because I did not know anything better to do) and they tell me it is a $350 repair or $1500 replacement on my 4 year old laptop.

    So my big dilemma now is Windows 7 or Windows 10. I was going to wait for them to convert at work first, but so far that has not happened. Does anybody have any advise?

  78. Or you could just switch to a Mac and run Windows 7 or 10 in a virtual machine app like Parallels or VMWare Fusion if you have Windows specific apps that you need to use.

  79. Thanks Tony Stark. I went to Best Buy with my Dell quote and ended up with more for less. So I will be off the Widows 10 land. So I will be setting up my new computer instead of decorating the tree. Ho! Ho! Ho!

  80. gonzotx & Outris,

    LOL and Merry Christmas!

    I really shouldn’t be posting after I’ve had some wine and in this case some vodka too (it is the festive season after all)! I really don’t like what MO & BO represent and what they have done to this country and it has nothing to do with what either of them look like. And I do regret that I was insensitive to Lu4Puma. I enjoy everyone on this blog.

  81. I really like Trump’s response to MO’s no hope:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/310907-trump-responds-to-michelle-obama-we-have-tremendous-hope

    Trump responded Saturday, predicting “tremendous hope” in the nation’s future.

    “And beyond hope, we have such potential. This country has such potential. You watch, it’s going to be so special. Things are going to happen like you haven’t seen happen in many many decades,” he said.

    “This is truly an exciting time to be alive,” Trump added. “The script is not yet written.”

  82. lorac
    December 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm
    I can’t believe that Obama has 4 weeks left, and is taking two weeks to go to Hawaii. I know he always does this every year, has a vacation in a beautiful place at Christmas that few of us peons can likewise experience, but he will come back with only two weeks left to do what needs to be done. He couldn’t have waited one month – and done it on his OWN dime? He’s been such a black mark on the history of this country.
    _________________________________________________________

    Oh please; let him take the remainder of his term off. I don’t want him doing ANYTHING.

  83. Yeah, I really liked 7, but 10 is such an improvement over the monstrosity that was 8, I’m very satisfied.

  84. I really shouldn’t be posting after I’ve had some wine and in this case some vodka
    ——-
    In vino veritas.

    A little wine and vodka (Putin!) are fine. Just avoid the Hopium and the CrackBarackaine!

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