Praise Kek! – @RealDonaldTrump Is NOT My Father!!!

Update: It’s Trump Day 100. The celebration rally is on tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Trump country Pennsylvania (see the video at end of this update). There is much to celebrate.

Lots of winning. The DailyKooks types are weepy still as they realize that the pussyhats and crying spells won’t stop President Trump. The DailyKooks thought President Trump would be impeached on Day 1 and here we are at Day 100, with more than three and a half years to come along with the second term four years.

More winning – Barack Obama and bottom heavy Michelle thought they were the father and mother of the country, not the hired public servants they were. Michelle acted like the fat mom telling the kids to not eat what she eats. Those days are over not-my-mama. Yup, the just confirmed new Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Monday will dump the Michelle Obama food program at schools which led to horrid food schoolkids would dump in the dumpster.

More more winning winning! Trump hating Politico sums up the Trump effectiveness in a headline and subheadline: Trump’s immigration crackdown is well underway – The president has engineered a major shakeup during his first 100 days in office — by combining a quick stroke of the pen and his forceful rhetoric. Read it and weep DailyKook snowflakes.

More winning, more winning, more winning!!! Remember Mark Penn, the Hillary2008 and Bill Clinton pollster? Penn was dumped by Hillary Clinton and in 2016 Hillary hired an Obama pollster more interested in protecting Obama than helping Hillary. This led to Hillary’s delusions Shattered forevermore in 2016. Mark Penn is back. Penn is a good pollster just a lousy campaign director/manager. Penn has lots to say about Trump. We excerpt just the snippets of highlights in a must read article from Mark Penn:

Why the polls are wrong about Trump. Again.

Today we live in a polling bubble – surveys taken from the perches in New York, Washington and Los Angeles may be obscuring rather than illuminating many of the underlying views and trends of the American electorate. [snip]

Most media analysts and modelers concluded a Hillary Clinton victory was in the bag. [snip]

Most polls have moved away from voters or likely voters to U.S. adults with no screen for registration or even citizenship. And the questions often focus on storylines and narratives critical of Trump. [snip]

First, Trump is likely NOT at 40 percent approval with the American electorate. He is likely higher. [snip] Six million voters opted for a libertarian candidate and most of those votes would never go to a liberal Democrat. And when all of the congressional votes were tallied, Republicans got 3 million more votes than the Democrats and won a majority of both the popular vote and of the seats in Congress.

The recent special election in Georgia came out about the same as the Trump/Hillary vote, with Republicans nosing out Democrats. As The Washington Post poll reported, a replay of the Trump/Hillary race would today come out more for Trump than Hillary.

So what is the disconnect between polls that show his job rating at 40 and the electoral results? The major network polls all now report “U.S adults” as the sampling frame, not people who voted in the last election or expect to vote in the next one. The non-voters include 11 million undocumented aliens and a lot of folks who liked neither candidate and stayed home, as well as younger people who have lower rates of participation. These polls should not be confused with the views of the American electorate.

If you look just at the past voters, Trump is holding his base – The Washington Post said that 94 percent of Trump voters approve of the job he is doing. [snip]

Third, the media echo chamber has, I think, made it more difficult for people to express their political views, especially to live interviewers. [snip]

Trump campaigned on a unique set of issues that indicted bad trade deals for economic dislocation, supported the police over the Black Lives Matter movement, called for making NATO members pay their fair share, and deporting criminal undocumented aliens. He called for repeal and replacing ObamaCare, lower taxes, more immigration police and a border wall paid for by Mexico. [snip]

In the end, Trump had a fairly powerful message that spoke to a lot of voters. He is now attempting to turn that message into policy. [snip]

That was the ultimate mistake of 2016 and the polling bubble: The election turned not on Hollywood Access or Huma Abadein’s laptop, it turned on serious issues too easily dismissed by polling focused on Trump’s temperament, conflict of interest, tweets and Russian conspiracies. [snip]

On key issues he has a lot of support, especially when it comes to America being taken advantage of by its allies and trading partners, failing to stand up to its red lines, and the need for change that drains the corruption and gridlock of Washington. Don’t let the polling bubble obscure the fact that the forces – pro and con – that produced the surprise upset last November are just as powerful today.

Read the whole dang thing while you wait for President Trump tonight.



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Not that we would mind, the inheritance alone would be kinda nice, but President Donald J. Trump is not our father. President Donald J. Trump is the President of the United States. In other words, President Donald J. Trump is a public servant. A freakin’ PUBLIC SERVANT. President Trump is not our father!!!!! Barron Trump may accurately state “President Donald J. Trump is my father.” Don Jr., Eric, Tiffany, and Ivanka, may likewise declare truthfully “President Donald J. Trump is my father.” But everyone else should clearly shout “PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS NOT MY FATHER!!!!!!! PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS MY PRESIDENT!!!!”

Why do we have to write something so obvious? Why do we have to raise our blood pressure and scream out what is beyond dispute??? Because… because there is an idiot in Ohio… an idiot in Ohio that claims otherwise. The name of the idiot from Ohio?

Governor of Ohio John Kasich:


Ohio Governor John Kasich is a dangerous idiot:

“When you’re running a big job like that, you have to not only use your head and your heart, and they have to work together,” Kasich said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “And what he needs to know is he’s the father of America, and that carries a heavy responsibility.”

NO, NO, NO!!!!!!!!!! Donald J. Trump is not the “father of America”. Donald J. Trump is the President of the United States. He’s a public servant. He works for us. HE WORKS FOR US!!!!!

Ohio Governor John Kasich is a dangerous paternalistic idiot. We have our fathers. We don’t need another government issued “father”.

George Washington, the first President, was called the “father of the country” because he was a singular figure that helped birth this country. But George Washington rejected the paternalistic role, the lordship, the “father” to children role louts such as John Kasich believe in.

The danger is that because Kasich believes the role of an elected public servant is to be a “father” the paternalism oozes out of every policy pore.

Political hacks like John Kasich (and destructive demons like Barack Obama) believe themselves to be anything but what they are. They are servants but believe themselves to be gods.

Public servants deserve no more respect than a waitress at a cheap falling down restaurant. A waitress (or waiter, although now political correctness demands we call these workers “servers”) deserves respect at the same level as a public servant elected to office. But neither public servant nor restaurant servant deserves anything more than respect of a basic human level. That’s it.

Offensive wannabe overlords like John Kasich (who looks like a methamphetamine addicted bum, is ugly as a car crash non-survivor, smells as bad as a corpse, eats like a pig at a trough, has shoes that appear to have been dug up after being buried in sewage, and dresses like he gets his clothes out of a paper bag he’s been carrying for months) think they are the “father” of the little people that don’t know any better.

We’re not kidding. John Kasich is a pig who has been saying this type of paternalistic crap about being our “father” for years. We’re not kidding. Kasich has been saying this crap for years and years. Public servant John Kasich thinks he is a “father” of the people and wants President Trump to be just as stupid and paternalistic:

Speaking to reporters outside the White House, Kasich said Trump “listened a great deal to my concerns” and “was very generous with his time.”

“I also told him that, I remember back when I first became governor, there was some things that I was doing to the point where my wife said to me ‘you’re the father of Ohio, act like it,'” Kasich said.

John Kasich has a personal life drama he is dealing with still. His parents got killed and he has not gotten over that. But that is his personal problem. Kasich can be a father to his children, and leave the rest of us to our fathers.

This paternalistic attitude exemplified by John Kasich is dangerous idiocy. It leads to public servants believing their job is to tell us what to do. To improve our lives. To better us. To lord over us. To instruct us on how to lead our lives.

The paternalistic attitude exemplified by John Kasich is a dangerous idiocy. It is the servants telling the masters what to do. No. The American people are the masters and we tell the public servants what to do. That’s why Donald J. Trump won and John Kasich lost. Donald J. Trump listened to what his public masters told him to do. John Kasich lectured his public masters as if they were slack-jawed servants.

John Kasich is loved by Big Media. Both John Kasich and Big Media share the mentality that they are the masters. To Kasich and Big Media the public are dumb dogs to be led by the leash.

The American people voted for Donald J. Trump to be the top public servant, a.k.a. President, because Donald J. Trump is a servant that will do what the people elected him to do. That’s why President Trump is tops:

The Ever-Trumpers: Revisiting his backers from 2016, we find they still like him [snip]

Anyone either hoping or fearing that the stumbles of Trump’s young administration have shaken the faith of his core backers will find little support here. There is certainly disappointment, especially around Trump’s inability to deliver on his signature promise to get rid of Obamacare, but in almost identical words they blame someone else for it, specifically congressional Republicans. (Cruz: “Why didn’t they have a plan?” Neal: “I don’t like that we still have rogue Republicans that are just not supporting.” Frisbie: “Why haven’t they been working for the last eight years planning on what they’d do if they got control again? They should have had a plan.”)



At the 99 day mark, the voting public masters are happy they hired President Trump:

No regrets: 100% approval at 100 days from these Trump voters [snip]

The president scores a perfect 100% approval rating in the USA TODAY Trump voter panel, a nationwide group of 25 Trump voters who make up a sort of floating focus group on how the president fares among those who backed him.

​”He’s not being pushed around,” Deidra Brady, 48, of Broadway, N.C., says approvingly. Tara Kimble, 61, of Breaux Bridge, La., predicts with Trump-like bravado that history will judge him as a great president: “He’s doing a better job than anybody has done.

While reviews from presidential scholars and the broader public are mixed at best, these core supporters remain solidly in Trump’s corner. The sturdiness of that support, also reflected in national polls, gives the president a reliable political base even as he struggles to expand his appeal to those who didn’t back him on Election Day.

Indeed, their assessments are more positive now than they were amid the afterglow of his inauguration in January. Almost half now say Trump is doing better than they expected when they voted for him.

President Donald J. Trump works hard. President Donald J. Trump is a good public servant.

A bad public servant is someone who thinks he is a “father” or a king. John Kasich is bad enough with his paternalism. But that goofball Paul Ryan (something is wrong with that boy) is the worst.

Paul Ryan can’t get anything done that the people want. Paul Ryan will putter about and pretend like he is working, but he is not. Paul Ryan is like the servant supposed to be polishing the silverware but only manages half a spoon polished in a week (while the other silver spoons find themselves at the local pawn shop). There’s something wrong with that boy. It’s like Paul Ryan is the goofball young son of Nancy Pelosi. She at least got horrible things done, like passing ObamaCare. Paul Ryan can’t seem to get the job done. Paul Ryan, bad public servant, has to be fired.

Today at the NRA, President Trump spoke about Paul Revere (we wrote about how President Trump is like Paul Revere and Churchill, sounding the trumpet alarm to wake up the sleeping). President Trump spoke about how he is a public servant. President Trump spoke about why Americans rose up against the “Redcoats” of the British Empire. Americans fought the Revolution because we are the masters, not the servants. “We are ruled by our citizens.”



President Trump promises he will “never, ever, let you down.” That’s what a public servant promises. To do his job. That’s why President Trump was hired. He’s a public servant, not a Barack Obama style golden calf.

President Trump is a public servant. President Trump does his job.

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  1. http://www.mediaite.com/tv/exclusive-advanced-talks-underway-for-new-conservative-network-amid-fears-fox-news-moving-too-far-left/

    EXCLUSIVE: Advanced Talks Underway For New Conservative Network Amid Fears Fox News Moving Too Far Left

    On the heels of major shakeups at the Fox News Network, an alternative conservative network is being actively discussed amongst conservative fat cats.

    A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and people who have an interest and the ability to fund a new network.

    The potential aim? Putting “the old band” back together. There are certainly plenty of (out-of-work?) conservative powerhouses to pick from that could star on a new network, and perhaps even some executives from within Fox News who might be lured by the new opportunity. [snip]

    This news comes on the heels of a long profile in last weekend’s New York Times which paints a picture of a changing Fox News Network with Murdoch’s sons, James and Lachlan, CEO and co-chairman of parent company 21st Century Fox, at the helm. The piece struck fear into the minds of some Fox News’ hardcore conservatives with talk of the sons wanting to rid the company “of the old-guard culture on which their father built his empire” and bringing “a warmer and fuzzier workplace” that would move away from an “anti-politically correct environment.” [snip]

    I just don’t see Fox News and Sean having a long relationship. If Sean becomes available, you have 100 percent turnover in primetime and a huge opportunity,” a television executive, who didn’t want to be identified, but is involved in some of the negotiations, told Mediaite.

    I’m working on it hot and heavy,” the source said. “It’s live, it’s real.” The new channel could come to fruition within the next 10 to 12 months, the executive said.

    It is no surprise that a savvy investor would see the turmoil within Fox News as a major opportunity. As The Times piece noted, analysts estimate that Fox News produced 25 percent of 21st Century Fox’s operating income last year or a whopping $6.6 billion. Conservative news remains a cash cow for investors, but the media landscape is quickly changing with younger viewers “cutting the chord” and turning to alternative over-the-top live streaming platforms like Hulu, Amazon, Roku and YouTube TV. Could a conservative alternative channel with some big names have an edge on the 20-year-old conservative network? Stay tuned. Our source is convinced it can happen.

  2. Looks like the login now works again on Safari. Many thanks to your tech hamsters for getting it fixed!

  3. The cult of Kek is better than the cult of Islam. The latest Kookery from the left comes from Austria, via its president. According to this leftist kook public servant, the way to fight Islamophobia is to have every woman to wear Islamic garb like the headscarf:

    Anyone who wonders why we Trumpet, can see the answer with this latest bit of Kookery.

  4. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3441785/north-korea-fires-another-ballistic-missile-breaching-china-ultimatum-and-threatening-trumps-wrath/

    NORTH Korea has fired another ballistic missile, the South Korean military said.

    It comes after China ordered it to stand down its rocket testing or risk harsh sanctions.

    US President Donald Trump warned of a “major, major conflict” with Kim Jong-un’s erratic hermit state if it doesn’t fall into line.

    The flight path and other details of the missile were not immediately known, although Reuters reported that it was another failed test.

    It was fired from an area north of the capital Pyongyang in the early hours of Saturday morning Korea time, a South Korean defence statement said.

    Hours earlier, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to stop North Korea’s nuclear and missile development could lead to “catastrophic consequences”.

    China, which has been a longtime lifeline for the rogue nation, upped its effort to rein in the trigger-happy regime by threatening economic curbs if it further posed a risk.

    But the Chinese also echoed the Russians by cautioning the West against threatening brute force against skittish Kim.

    America committed itself to keeping military options “on the table” to ward off North Korea’s nuclear ambitions at a UN Security Council meeting on Friday.

  5. Looks like I was premature in declaring that the login problem was solved. I can’t login again using non-IE browsers.

  6. Admin: absolutely right about Kasich. If he fancies himself to be the father of the people of Illinois, then it is axiomatic that they people of that state are children, or better still babies. The guy is so full of hubris that he does not recognize just how condescending, imperious and dismissive that statement is. It is the antithesis of the views of the founding fathers. I think the son of a bitch is a Peronist. That memorable moment came when he was caught en flagrante delicto wolfing down food like a pig, as Churchill said this was his finest hour. It was all down hill from there, and with this interview he hit rock bottom.

  7. Lorac, just because Honest John Kasich is the governor of Ohio, does not mean he cannot also be the father of Illinois. Lest we forget, pig slop came within a hares breath i.e. 240 electoral votes of being the father of the country. Which is too close for comfort, if you ask me.

  8. One thing about Kasich, and if you think back we saw this in one of the debates, he is a great one for interrupting a robust discussion and screaming at the top of his lungs, “why can’t we all just get along”? Of course, he stole that line from the late Rodney King, but we are all lucky for that. Why? Because left to his own devices, the best he could muster would be something pithy like “lets eat”, like the pigs do.
    Would you like to swing on a star
    Carry moonbeams home in a jar
    And be better off than you are
    Or would you rather be a pig

    A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
    His shoes are a terrible disgrace
    He ain’t got no manners when he eats his food
    He’s fat and lazy – and extremely rude
    But if you don’t care a feather or a fig
    You may grow up to be a pig

  9. Schumer is mentioned in that old song from the 1940s too, i.e.

    Would you like to swing on a star
    Carry moonbeams home in a jar
    And be better off than you are
    Or would you rather be a mule

    A mule is an animal with long funny ears
    He kicks up at anything he hears
    His back is brawny – and his brain is weak
    He’s just plain stupid with a – stubborn streak

    And by the way, if you hate to go to school
    You may grow up to be a mule

  10. That guy Kasich is an classic example of advanced personality disorders. And after his pathetic display as a horse’s ass last year no one cares what he “thinks”.

    The White House tax plan is interesting and must be viewed as an opening bid. It took two days for the moron press to notice the rather important part about state and local taxes (specifically INCOME taxes) levied by progressive big spender states and cities as if they are world class countries instead of slums with a strip of palaces with a view underpinned with cheap or slave labor. To knock out their subsidies (cost-shifting) from the rest of the country will result in a quicker bankruptcy and/or faster flight out by producers. This is pure Jeff Sessions digging down into the dysfunction of national policy. If progressives can’t cost shift (make someone else pay and hide it) they have NO policy at all. If these “rich” blue states like California, NYS, and Illinois want endless social programs that is fine. Pay for it yourselves. Then shut up.

  11. BREAKING! CHELSEA CLINTON JUST WOKE UP IN JAIL!

    The geological facts are credible and Daddy had a good friend in the area – the late Richard Mellon Scaife. Besides, that bar full of people who decided on Trump one night last fall, live there too.
    FWIW

  12. The Bolsheviks have spoiled the parade.
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    The latest example of a society on the brink of civil war comes to us from Portland, Oregon, where every year the 82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association kicks of the city’s annual Rose Festival with a family-friendly parade.

    Except this year, there will be no parade. Organizers have cancelled the event amid threats of violence from groups referring to themselves as “Anti-Fascist.” According to The Washington Post, the reasoning behind the threats is reportedly outrage over the fact that the county’s Republican Party was given one of the nearly 100 spots in the parade.

    http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/portland-rose-parade-cancelled-amid-threats-of-violence-from-anti-fascists-you-have-seen-how-much-power-we-have-police-cant-stop-us_04282017

  13. Wow I have had to totally re register and do all new stuff to get onboard! WOW ADMIN!!! THIS is so totally AWESOME and I’m excited to follow POTUS Trump and the Trumpet towards Making America Great Again! It won’t be easy because we already see that the swamp that is the GOP is fighting him at EVERY turn PRAY folks

  14. Update: It’s Trump Day 100. The celebration rally is on tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Trump country Pennsylvania (see the video at end of this update). There is much to celebrate.

    Lots of winning. The DailyKooks types are weepy still as they realize that the pussyhats and crying spells won’t stop President Trump. The DailyKooks thought President Trump would be impeached on Day 1 and here we are at Day 100, with more than three and a half years to come along with the second term four years.

    More winning – Barack Obama and bottom heavy Michelle thought they were the father and mother of the country, not the hired public servants they were. Michelle acted like the fat mom telling the kids to not eat what she eats. Those days are over not-my-mama. Yup, the just confirmed new Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Monday will dump the Michelle Obama food program at schools which led to horrid food schoolkids would dump in the dumpster.

    More more winning winning! Trump hating Politico sums up the Trump effectiveness in a headline and subheadline: Trump’s immigration crackdown is well underway – The president has engineered a major shakeup during his first 100 days in office — by combining a quick stroke of the pen and his forceful rhetoric. Read it and weep DailyKook snowflakes.

    More winning, more winning, more winning!!! Remember Mark Penn, the Hillary2008 and Bill Clinton pollster? Penn was dumped by Hillary Clinton and in 2016 Hillary hired an Obama pollster more interested in protecting Obama than helping Hillary. This led to Hillary’s delusions Shattered forevermore in 2016. Mark Penn is back. Penn is a good pollster just a lousy campaign director/manager. Penn has lots to say about Trump. We excerpt just the snippets of highlights in a must read article from Mark Penn:

    Why the polls are wrong about Trump. Again.

    Today we live in a polling bubble – surveys taken from the perches in New York, Washington and Los Angeles may be obscuring rather than illuminating many of the underlying views and trends of the American electorate. [snip]

    Most media analysts and modelers concluded a Hillary Clinton victory was in the bag. [snip]

    Most polls have moved away from voters or likely voters to U.S. adults with no screen for registration or even citizenship. And the questions often focus on storylines and narratives critical of Trump. [snip]

    First, Trump is likely NOT at 40 percent approval with the American electorate. He is likely higher. [snip] Six million voters opted for a libertarian candidate and most of those votes would never go to a liberal Democrat. And when all of the congressional votes were tallied, Republicans got 3 million more votes than the Democrats and won a majority of both the popular vote and of the seats in Congress.

    The recent special election in Georgia came out about the same as the Trump/Hillary vote, with Republicans nosing out Democrats. As The Washington Post poll reported, a replay of the Trump/Hillary race would today come out more for Trump than Hillary.

    So what is the disconnect between polls that show his job rating at 40 and the electoral results? The major network polls all now report “U.S adults” as the sampling frame, not people who voted in the last election or expect to vote in the next one. The non-voters include 11 million undocumented aliens and a lot of folks who liked neither candidate and stayed home, as well as younger people who have lower rates of participation. These polls should not be confused with the views of the American electorate.

    If you look just at the past voters, Trump is holding his base – The Washington Post said that 94 percent of Trump voters approve of the job he is doing. [snip]

    Third, the media echo chamber has, I think, made it more difficult for people to express their political views, especially to live interviewers. [snip]

    Trump campaigned on a unique set of issues that indicted bad trade deals for economic dislocation, supported the police over the Black Lives Matter movement, called for making NATO members pay their fair share, and deporting criminal undocumented aliens. He called for repeal and replacing ObamaCare, lower taxes, more immigration police and a border wall paid for by Mexico. [snip]

    In the end, Trump had a fairly powerful message that spoke to a lot of voters. He is now attempting to turn that message into policy. [snip]

    That was the ultimate mistake of 2016 and the polling bubble: The election turned not on Hollywood Access or Huma Abadein’s laptop, it turned on serious issues too easily dismissed by polling focused on Trump’s temperament, conflict of interest, tweets and Russian conspiracies. [snip]

    On key issues he has a lot of support, especially when it comes to America being taken advantage of by its allies and trading partners, failing to stand up to its red lines, and the need for change that drains the corruption and gridlock of Washington. Don’t let the polling bubble obscure the fact that the forces – pro and con – that produced the surprise upset last November are just as powerful today.

    Read the whole dang thing while you wait for President Trump tonight.



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  15. President Trump in Pennsylvania schlongs Big Media. PDT says next year he might be once again at a rally not the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

    PDT says “let’s rate the media’s first 100 days”. Then cites polls as to how out of touch with Americans and America the loathsome Big Media is.

  16. Wannabee “Ohio father” gets spanked:

    https://www.axios.com/ohio-lawmakers-might-freeze-medicaid-enrollment-defying-kasich-2385269256.html

    Ohio lawmakers might freeze Medicaid enrollment, defying Kasich

    Ohio’s John Kasich is one of the most famous Republican governors to expand Medicaid, but GOP lawmakers weren’t thrilled — and now they’re looking at freezing Medicaid enrollment so they can pass the state budget, the Associated Press reports. “With Medicaid being such a huge issue in our budget, our answer can’t be to put more people on,” said state Rep. Larry Householder, who supports the freeze.

    The takeaway: Even GOP governors who went along with the expansion under the Affordable Care Act can’t always maintain support within their party. If the freeze passes, it will put pressure on Kasich to show how deeply committed he is to the expansion.

    Papa don’t preach.

  17. Trump had a good rally. Just the thing to assure the base and slap the lying media. The CEO of the American People, giving them a 100 day progress report. Very good.

  18. CanadianHegemony
    April 26, 2017 at 12:08 am
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    This is an interview of Ezra Levant by Stefan Molyneaux concerning Justin Trudeau. It is a brilliant analysis. It turns out this young pup, like the young pup in France, is a man with a very thin resume and clear contacts to the globalist. These are white boys in their 30s with no discernible political philosophy who tied directly to the globalists, supported by big media, and characterized by the term centrists. Justin spent his youth back packing to 90 countries, and dabbler at large, who decided in his late 30s and decided he needed to get a job so he traded on his youth and name to get the entry level job of parliamentary. Justin is tied directly to Soros and meets with him regularly in New York to get his marching orders. One thing he is doing, is pushing Muslim integration and when he was running for office the only church he appeared at was a mosque in Toronto which has been identified by our the US government as a hot bed of Muslim terrorism, and yet he characterizes the importation of Christian refugees as a terrible democracy. The final straw is that Trudeau, like Obama, has a fetish for China because it has an authoritarian system, where they can exert their will without the inconvenience of public support. Levant is a first rate thinker. In my opinion, the importation of muslims en masse is part of the globalist design to bring down western civilization. There can be no doubt about it.

  19. I missed Face The Nation but caught transcript just now. Had to share this 🙂 :
    PDT: I think we’re doing great on trade deals. It’s set. And I think we’re doing well. I mean, our country is being out-traded at every single point. We’re losing tremendous amounts of money on trade. And I think actually, I’ve been very consistent. You know, it’s very funny when the fake media goes out, you know, which we call the mainstream media which sometimes, I must say, is you.
    JOHN DICKERSON: You mean me personally or?
    PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Well, your show. I love your show. I call it Deface the Nation. But, you know, your show is sometimes not exactly correct….”
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-interview-full-transcript-face-the-nation/

  20. I watched the rally and also a rerun of the WHCD on c-span this morning…
    in addition I did a tour of the morning shows to get an idea of the various reactions…

    BIG GLARING THINGS…big red flag blinking in rapid beats…

    first…the comedian was not funny…and imo, it is in very bad taste to “roast” the President when he isn’t even there…made that whole audience look small, spiteful, biased…full of hate…and desperate to elevate themselves…while the actual President of the USA is out with the people…the President of the People…

    but..the worst for me was listening to Carl Bernstein and the comedian go on and on about what a “liar” PDT is…as in, “Liar in Chief”…

    and then for all the smug, self congratulating group thinkers going on and on about PDT does not know what FREE SPEECH is and that this group was there to honor FREE SPEECH…really….almost laughable…

    what freaking planet are these delusional and out of touch pundits living on…what insulated bubble are they all living in…
    as they congratulate themselves for honoring and supporting FREE SPEECH, the people they consider “their base” are out in the streets and on college campusus purposely preventing people from exercising their FREE SPEECH because the left doesn’t want to hear the opinions of people that do not agree with them…and they are using VIOLENCE as their tactics…
    threatening annual parages because Republicans might have a group in the parade…shutting down speakers

    and the local police allowing it to happen…just standing there…they may as well just join in on the protest of the thugs…

    this freaking group of no-it-alls had the gall to insult PDT on not honoring FREE SPEECH while all of them…the whole lot of them…did not say one word about the FREE SPEECH that is being denied to fellow Americans on college campusus by the thugs they deem ok…and nothing about the VIOLENCE these masked thugs are using…

    then i heard Bernstein on CNN going on and on about what a liar PDT is…that is their current talking point…all of them are using it…the group thinkers have united on trying to drill that PDT is a liar…when in reality…it is them…this whole cabal are LIARS and doing great harm to our country

    I cannot stand these people…they are worst than FAKE NEWS…they are dangerous to the well being of our country…

    Carl Bernstein…FY…go hang out with Donnie Deutsh…that’s the level of intellectual honor you are operating on…

    Carl Bernstein you are a political hack and a has been with no integrity…you should be ashamed of yourself…

  21. the other thing I just have to say (rhetorically)

    When did the Democratic Party lose its soul and become so resentful and hostile towards average, everday Americans?
    The Democrats are so ready to help everyone else at the expense…and demise of the American people…

    they are so removed from reality they can’t even speak out against violence and crime against American college kids…

    The Democratic party is doomed…they are worse than during the Jimmy Carter days…it took Bill Clinton to drag them kicking and screaming back to the center…and common sense…

    that is all now gone…and Hillary had a big hand in the end of the once great D party…she followed O to her own undoing…

  22. these people are nauseating…hypocrites…you can always count on the left to be hypocrites and guilty of what they are accusing others of…they have no sense of self…no introspection capacity at all

    no objectivity … it is all about them all the time…anyone else is deplorable and a racist…cannot stand them at all

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    “This event is about celebrating the first amendment and free speech,” Minhaj said.

    .@HasanMinhaj: “This event is about celebrating the first amendment and free speech” #WHCD2017 pic.twitter.com/v3v6VDl8f0

    — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 30, 2017

    “Donald Trump doesn’t care about free speech,” he added.

    Hasan Minhaj: “Donald Trump doesn’t care about free speech.” #WHCD2017 pic.twitter.com/VtgWdIQz5H

    — Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 30, 2017

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    they know nothing about free speech and the first amendment…

  23. wbboei
    April 30, 2017 at 12:55 pm
    —————————–
    Thanks for the link wbboei. Yes, all I can say about Justin Trudeau is that he is a piece of work and a chip off the old block. His father Pierre was leftist architect of Canada’s economic decline in the 70’s. But at least Trudeau was intelligent.

    Justin is as vapid, inarticulate and unoriginal as they come, which is hugely evident when not propped up by a teleprompter. And yes I would agree, very much like Macron. Sponsored by questionable characters, empty headed and disgustingly sophomoric in his admiration of socialist dictatorships.

  24. http://nypost.com/2017/04/29/paul-ryan-is-proving-to-be-all-talk-and-no-action/

    Paul Ryan is proving to be all talk — and no action [snip]

    Ryan’s repeated inability to pass anything resembling a repeal of ObamaCare goes beyond simple failure. It’s shaping up as a potential disaster for the Trump presidency and the GOP congressional majority.

    With every Republican talking about little else for seven years, and with Trump in the White House, producing a repeal-and-replace bill should have been relatively low-hanging fruit.

    But Friday’s second collapse of the effort suggests Ryan can’t deliver the GOP’s majority caucus. And if he can’t deliver it to drive a stake in ObamaCare, why should anyone think he can deliver it for tax reform or immigration, both of which will be even more contentious among Republicans?

    And if he can’t deliver his majority for anything significant, why is he the speaker? [snip]

    Already in his 10th congressional term and third year as speaker, talk of his vast potential is being replaced by rumbling suspicion that he is all talk.

    Ryan, affable and gregarious, is given to preachy pronouncements. He labels his agenda “a better way,” a phrase so anodyne as to be meaningless. [snip]

    Of Ryan, Trump said he’s “trying very, very hard,” which sounds like a compliment you give while handing out a participation trophy.

    At this stage and with these stakes, trying isn’t good enough. Ryan needs to succeed soon, or give somebody else a chance.

  25. Scuttling healthcare, tax and immigration reform is Paul Ryan’s mission. Paul Ryan is there to deliberately undermine and destroy the Trump presidency, period.

  26. btw, log-on is still a disaster. disappearing comments, thrown-off site, re-sign-in requirement, etc.
    will try later, gator.
    ps – diggin’ the new masthead.

  27. I am able to login with Firefox, but have to ctrl shift R to make it show up. I have not had any other troubles.

  28. Ryan, affable and gregarious, is given to preachy pronouncements. He labels his agenda “a better way,” a phrase so anodyne as to be meaningless. [snip]

    Of Ryan, Trump said he’s “trying very, very hard,” which sounds like a compliment you give while handing out a participation trophy.

    At this stage and with these stakes, trying isn’t good enough. Ryan needs to succeed soon, or give somebody else a chance.
    ———–
    Gingrich needs to get involved and explain to Mrs. Ryan’s lost boy what needs to be done to circle the wagons. Unfortunately, Ryan is weak. Moreover, the weakness extends to the whole House leadership team– from McCarthy to Scalise to McMorris. John (Boehner) picked these people because they were weak and would never dare to challenge him. And ly’n ryan kept them on for the same reason. As a result they are not respected. And also as a result, they cannot deliver are not respected, therefore they cannot deliver.

  29. The polls in France are swinging so rapidly the globalists cannot keep up. Doofus Macron had a party celebrating his win with every old hack in France while Marine hit the bricks re-calibrating her campaign and giving rallies.

    Polling is showing up to 40% “say” they don’t know who they are going to vote for. Or maybe it is none of the pollster’s business or they don’t trust them.

    Fillon who lost like a boss, ORDERED his conservative thinking voters to vote for Macron. He got butt-out loser as a response. The un-vetted and deer in the headlights Macron has had to face the “ick” factor of his wife. Remember that Hollande had lady problems too at the beginning of his administration over which one he wanted in the palace. It was messy and tacky. Then the story broke that Macron wanted to help Greece renegotiate debt but Merkel told him no and he folded like the flunky he is.

    LePen picked up an endorsement of a more moderate rightie. And with quotes like “The country Mr Macron wants is no longer France; it’s a space, a wasteland, a trading room where there are only consumers and producers.” she has Macron pegged to the globalists who are his creator. The election is May 7 and looks to be a nail biter.

  30. We’re still working on the log-in problems. Some normalization is taking place. We will continue to try to be back to 100% ASAP (including going full on big pink on the remodeled website as well as pages such as “about us” that are missing).

    Here’s what is becoming a tradition for us on the First of May:

  31. 1. loss of national identity

    2. endless terrorist attacks

    3. but boy to Frau Merkel (who does a good imitation of Charles Laughton when she has had too much schaups)

    4. how do you say Charlie McCarthy in French?

    5. I wonder what size empty suit he wears.

    That is the hope and change–Le Marche, that this young pup Macron brings to the table. Of assholes like him we often say a mile wide six inches deep. Of him, the statement requires some refinement. World wide and not small hands no hands. A true “centrist” which means puppet to the globalist.

  32. Soros Puppet Macron says I will spread the plague across the English channel! I will spread to Poland!! I will do whatever droopy frau merkel tells me to do. To hell with France. (What a useless sack of shit he is)
    ————
    Macron Threatens to Set Calais Migrants Loose on Britain

    Marine Le Pen’s globalist rival in the French presidential elections, Emmanuel Macron, has promised to rip up border controls in France, potentially opening Britain up to a new wave of illegal migration.

    The establishment favourite in the French presidential race asserted that the Le Touquet treaty, under which Britain operates border controls in the migrant hotspot Calais, should be “back on the table”.

    VIDEO
    Raw: Le Pen and Macron Advance to French Runoff
    In an interview with TF1, the former Rothschild banker said the deal “must be renegotiated, especially the parts that deal with the fate of isolated child migrants.

    “There is no easy solution to the migrant crisis. If there was one, it would have been found.”

    Downing Street is likely to be concerned by the statement, as Macron had previously sworn to keep the migration agreement in place just two months ago, in talks with Prime Minister Theresa May.

    He said: ‘If there was a simple answer [to Calais’ migrant crisis], it would have been found. I want to put the Touquet treaty back on the table and to renegotiate the agreement.”

    A Downing Street spokesman said: ‘We have always been very clear that protecting and enhancing the shared border between the UK and France at Calais is in both the UK and France’s best interests.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/05/01/macron-set-calais-migrants-loose-uk/

    A Conservative spokesman said: “This just shows that we need the strong and stable leadership of Theresa May, and why voters need to give her the best possible hand to negotiate in Europe.

    “We have always been very clear that protecting and enhancing the shared border between the UK and France at Calais is in both the UK and France’s best interests. By contrast Jeremy Corbyn is not strong enough to keep our borders secure.”

    French sociologist and writer Mathieu Bock-Côté has warned that Macron embodies “all that France wants to extricate itself from”.

    “Excessive globalism and cultural leftism are in contradiction with the aspirations that seem to come from the depths of the country,” he wrote in Le Figaro.

    The frontrunner in the election, Macron has previously declared that Europe has “entered a world of great migrations” inescapable for the continent, and which will only accelerate

  33. Welcome Lorac! Yes you are indeed Home.
    I am sticking with IE.
    And once I get to the comment box, I stay here.
    Cause all that logging in has made me dizzy. lol
    Should be Dizzy’er 😀

  34. “Words are less important to me than deeds.” President Trump on why he now has “no relationship” w former President Obama. #WHThisMorning

    PS – he really did not say … told Dickerson the interview was over … then walked away to sit at his Resolute desk. 😉
    http://twitter.com/CBSThisMorning/status/859018966706130945

    CBS Twitter has lots of clips about the exciting broadcast.

  35. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/798621/Marine-Le-Pen-Emmanuel-Macron-French-election-Nicolas-Dupont-Aignan-Robert-Menard

    Macron PLUMMETS in the polls as Marine Le Pen enjoys boost a WEEK AWAY from election vote

    EMMANUEL Macron’s lead over Marine Le Pen has taken a heavy hit as France prepares to vote in the final round of the election on Sunday.
    snip

    Pollster Harris Interactive, who correctly predicted the result of the first round, revealed a six points slip by Mr Macron since last Sunday.

  36. http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/30/exclusive-it-was-an-invasion-how-hungary-managed-to-erase-illegal-immigration-in-just-a-few-months/

    Exclusive, ‘It Was An Invasion’: How Hungary Managed To Erase Illegal Immigration In Just A Few Months

    BUDAPEST, Hungary — When other countries welcomed refugees with open arms, Hungary decided it was time to eradicate illegal immigration at any cost.

    The country succeeded, but that success damaged relations with the European Union in the process.

    Hungary’s second border fence has just been completed in the southern town of Asotthalom. The 96-mile long, 14 ft. tall double-line of defense doesn’t look too intimidating from a distance. Go a little closer and you’ll notice several layers of razor-wire capable of delivering electric shocks, cameras, heat sensors and loud speakers ready to tell migrants they’re about to break Hungarian law if they as much as touch the fence.

    Add a few hundred military officers and “border hunters” and it’s virtually impossible to break.

    Close to every police officer in the country is part of a rotation to make sure the grounds are covered at all times. Temporary military bases have been set up by the border to house them while they do their rotation.

    More than 1,000 volunteers will receive generous salary and benefit packages when they deploy as “border hunters” after extensive training. The area surrounding the fence is closed off for the public. Visitors need to apply for access in advance and photos of guards and the Serbian side are strictly prohibited for security purposes.

    If a migrant is lucky enough to make it across, local guards patrol the surrounding area around the clock. The ones who are caught are arrested and dropped off on the Serbian side. They don’t even get a chance to apply for asylum unless they do so at a “transit zone” where they are held in housing containers while their cases get processed.

    Prime Minister Viktor Orban wants to make it impossible for uninvited guests to make it across the border, no matter the numbers they arrive in, and it appears as though he has succeeded.

    “They don’t even try,” a local border guard tells The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We haven’t had a Syrian in six months.”

    Rewind back to September 2015 and there’s a completely different picture. Thousands of migrants streamed across the border every day as they made their way north to Austria, Germany and Scandinavia.

    “It was an invasion,” Laszlo Toroczkai, the mayor of Asotthalom, told TheDCNF. “Illegal immigration is a crime in a normal country. It’s not a normal thing to break into a country.” [snip]

    “It was not unknown what the most effective way to handle illegal border crossings is. Like it or not, and that’s the point we always make, there is no more effective way [to stop] illegal border crossings than building a physical barrier,” Kovacs told TheDCNF. “You might not like it, it’s not a nice thing, but … the only way to stop illegal border crossings is [to] first build a fence, man it, equip it, and also, in parallel, build up your capabilities in terms of legal confines, legal circumstances to be able to handle what is coming.”

  37. The Trump brand. What Trump brands, stays branded. Pocahontas!

    http://freebeacon.com/issues/elizabeth-warren-not-amused-when-bill-maher-calls-her-pocahontas/

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) didn’t appear to take kindly to comedian Bill Maher calling her “Pocahontas” to her face, a reference to President Trump’s derogatory nickname for her.

    During an interview on HBO’s “Real Time” that aired Friday, Maher criticized Trump’s tax plan as favoring the wealthy and asked Warren why more working-class people still backed Trump and weren’t with the Democratic Party.

    They’re still with him. They’re not with you,” he said. “Explain to me what that disconnection is.”

    “Actually, I’m going to push back. I disagree with you,” Warren said. “When you talk—”

    “Well, his fans are not with you,” Maher shot back. “Come on. They don’t like you, Pocahontas.”

    He grinned and his left-leaning crowd laughed, but Warren didn’t smile or even acknowledge the joke, moving on with her remarks about the progressive agenda.

  38. More Trump branding:

    CBS
    Face the Nation
    April 30, 2017
    10:37:32 AM Eastern

    DONALD TRUMP: And I think actually I have been very consistent. You know, it is very funny when the fake media goes out, which we call the mainstream media, which sometimes I must say is you.

    JOHN DICKERSON: You mean me personally or…?

    TRUMP: Eh… your show. I love your show. I call it “Deface the Nation,” but, you know, your show is sometimes not exactly correct.

  39. OMG…look at these photos…the world is going mad…how stupid can Europe be to invite more of these maniacs into their countries to destroy the freedom of their citizens and put their police and citizens in such grave danger…

    thank God we have PDT to put some sanity back into the USA…and even he MUST start stating that this violence and suppression of FREE SPEECH of speakers and college kids has to STOP…
    all that insanity that is going on in europe is festering and being planted here…we have to stop this craziness…

    if Hillary were Prez our streets would be just as chaotic…these crazy radicals are her base…just look at Tom Perez and Ellison…they are instigating so much of this violence here

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/798800/may-day-protests-carnage-havoc-violent-scenes-across-europe-france-italy-turkey-spain

  40. Alcina lit the candles here on election night. Then the tide began to turn. Remember:

    http://nypost.com/2017/04/30/the-moment-hillary-clinton-was-forced-to-give-up-her-dream/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPFacebook&utm_medium=SocialFlow&sr_share=facebook

    Every detail was designed to mark Hillary Clinton’s moment in history — from the glass ceiling at Manhattan’s Javits Center, where her supporters were gathered, to her and hubby Bill’s suite at The Peninsula hotel, selected so she could personally see Trump Tower, home to the foe she was set to crush. Then came the voter returns. In this exclusive excerpt from their fascinating new book, “Shattered,’’ political reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes take readers inside Hillary Clinton’s world on the night that changed her life — and the nation — forever.

    Hillary’s communications team decamped to the Javits Center in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan, where preparations for her victory party were being made. The venue, which would fill with Hillary aides, donors, friends and well-wishers over the course of the day, was chosen in large part because of its distinctive feature: a glass ceiling. If everything went as planned, it would be the glass ceiling of the presidency that lay shattered under Hillary by the end of the night.

    A handful of key aides remained in the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters for Election Night, but the top brass, including [campaign manager] Robby Mook, John Podesta, and Cheryl Mills, joined Hillary and Bill Clinton on their floor at the top of The Peninsula hotel, a five-star facility a block from Trump Tower. The Clintons had their own suite, and the rest of the floor had been rented out for staff workspace and for aides, including Podesta and Abedin, to have private bedrooms.

    At the start of the night, the Javits Center was electric: it had the buzz of a debut performance on Broadway. Outside, a seemingly endless line formed down 40th Street, near artists who had sketched Hillary’s portrait next to Obama’s and vendors who sold buttons with the candidate’s name.

    Supporters resplendent in their “I’m With Her” and “Madam President” T-shirts filed in and stood shoulder to shoulder as they watched the returns trickle in on the large television monitors overhead. Under the signature glass ceiling lit by an ocean-blue hue, they watched the network broadcasts and listened to a string of surrogates from pop star Katy Perry to Sen. Chuck Schumer fire up the crowd.

    Clinton’s campaign anthem, “Fight Song,” blared across the room, and an official block party formed outside for a spillover crowd who held American flags and prepared for victory.

    Mook and Jennifer Palmieri had been in a staff room on the same floor, watching CNN, when polls closed in Virginia and Florida at 7 p.m. As the first returns came in, Mook dashed into the room next door, where Elan Kriegel and a couple of his data analysts compared the results with the campaign’s projections. Having guided Terry McAuliffe’s gubernatorial campaign in 2013, with Kriegel at his side, Mook knew the nooks and crannies of Virginia precincts as well as anyone in the political universe.

    It’s OK, he thought. It isn’t great, but it’s OK. Then a cluster of African-American-majority precincts around Jacksonville, Fla., came in. Those numbers looked strong, robust enough for a few fist pumps around the room.

    “Florida started coming in fine,” one top Hillary aide said. “And then Florida started getting tight.”

    F–k you, [Democratic pollster] John Anzalone thought. You’re being too pessimistic. From the boiler room, the veteran pollster and his fellow Clinton campaign consultant Jim Margolis were on the phone with Steve Schale, an old pal from their Obama days. It was 7:45 p.m., and Schale had called to say Hillary was in deep trouble in Florida.

    No one in the party had a better feel for the state than Schale, a Tallahassee-based operative who had worked on the Draft Biden campaign in 2015. “It’s in real bad shape,” Schale warned his friends. “What the f–k are you talking about?” Anzalone asked. Hillary was on her way to turning out more Sunshine State voters than any previous candidate of either party. Yeah, Trump was winning exurban and rural areas, but surely Democratic hot spots like Miami-Dade and Broward would erase the deficit.

    No, Schale explained, Trump’s numbers weren’t just big, they were unreal. In rural Polk County, smack-dab in the center of the state, Hillary would collect 3,000 more votes than Obama did in 2012 — but Trump would add more than 25,000 votes to Mitt Romney’s total. In Pasco County, a swath of suburbs north of Tampa-St. Petersburg, Trump outran Romney by 30,000 votes.

    Pasco was one of the counties Schale was paying special attention to because the Tampa area tended to attract retirees from the Rust Belt — folks whose political leanings reflected those of hometowns in the industrial Midwest. In particular, Schale could tell, heavily white areas were coming in hard for Trump.

    Hillary sat stone-faced, trying to process the unexpected and abrupt reversal of her fortunes. “OK,” she said over and over as she nodded. It was all she could muster.

    Down in Florida, Craig Smith’s phone rang. The former White House political director, and the very first person hired onto Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign, had been ignoring calls and texts. This one, he took. The raspy voice on the other end of the line asked him if Florida could be turned around.

    Sorry to be the one to tell you,” Smith said in an Arkansas drawl echoing the former president’s, “but we’re not going to win Florida.” Bill hung up and called Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who was eager to depart Virginia for the victory party at the Javits Center. Don’t bother coming, Bill told him.

    Hillary was still surprisingly calm, unable or unwilling to delve into the details of how her dream was turning into a nightmare. Bill was less reticent. He’d had a sinking feeling that the British vote to leave the European Union had been a harbinger for a kind of screw-it vote in the United States. He’d seen the trans-Atlantic phenomenon of populist rage at rallies across the country, and warned friends privately of his misgivings about its effect on Hillary’s chances. Now his focus turned back to the international movement he’d seen gathering. “It’s like Brexit,” he lamented. “I guess it’s real.”

    At 11:11 p.m., White House political director David Simas was seated at a conference table in the West Wing looking at results with fellow Obama aides and perusing Twitter when the AP called North Carolina for Trump. At the time, Hillary was leading in Pennsylvania, but many of her strongholds had already reported vote counts.

    Twenty minutes later, Fox News called Wisconsin for Trump — a judgment that other news agencies declined to validate for hours. At the White House, the writing on the wall was clear. It was just a matter of time before Donald Trump would be declared successor to Obama.

    When he was sure there was no path to victory, and after having conferred with the president, Simas placed a call to Mook, who was in Hillary’s suite at The Peninsula. “What’s going on in your camp?” Obama’s aide asked. “I don’t think we’re going to win,” Mook replied. “I don’t think you are either,” Simas agreed. “POTUS doesn’t think it’s wise to drag this out.”

    Mook now stood between a president interested in ensuring the smooth, democratic transfer of power after Trump had complained for months that the election might be rigged and a candidate who hadn’t yet given up on the idea that Rust Belt states might flip in her direction.

    The president wants you to concede, Mook told her, adding his own analysis: “I don’t see how you win this.”

    “I understand,” she said. But she used her place in history as a shield in the same way Mook just had with Simas. “I’m not ready to go give this speech.” Though she focused her pushback on the nature of her remarks — How should she frame the election of Donald Trump? What would she say to little girls and elderly women who treated her as a champion? Could she hit the right notes? — the effect was the same. Hillary wasn’t quite ready to put an end to the dream she’d pursued for at least the past decade.

    “You need to concede,” President Obama told his former secretary of state. For the past eight years, their interests had aligned almost perfectly. She’d lent him credibility with her own supporters and in the Washington establishment. He’d given her the State Department springboard from which to relaunch her political career.

    He needed to ensure that the end of his presidency didn’t devolve into a post-election circus. He had vouched for the sanctity of the electoral process and he needed Hillary to follow along.

    She wasn’t ready yet. But she was getting there. One by one, the obstacles were being removed. Pennsylvania was gone. The AP had just declared Trump the winner of the election. Now the president — the one who had convinced her to take the State job by framing it as a patriotic call to duty — was asking her to do the right thing for the good of her country. He wanted her to make it abundantly clear to the public that she wasn’t going to fight the result.

    Kellyanne Conway picked up Huma Abedin’s call and handed her phone to Trump. Hillary took Huma’s phone and faked a smile with her voice. “Congratulations, Donald,” she said, suppressing the anger that touched every nerve in her body. “I’ll be supportive of the country’s success, and that means your success as president.” Trump credited her for being a smart opponent who ran a tough campaign. The denouement lasted all of about a minute.

    The news spread fast because Mook was on a conference call with other top officials. Hillary’s voice carried over his open line. “She’s literally in the background,” one campaign aide said. “You could hear her talking to Trump, conceding.”

    Original Hillarylander Capricia Marshall, the former White House social secretary and chief protocol officer of the United States, couldn’t come to terms with the decision. She retreated to the living room, finding a spot on the couch that had been Bill Clinton’s home for most of the night.

    Now, as Trump made his way to the podium at the Hilton, Bill chomped on the back end of a cigar. Philippe Reines, a third refugee from the discussion around Hillary, came in to watch Trump’s victory speech. Bill looked over at the man who had played Trump in debate-prep sessions. “I wish it was you up there,” he said wistfully.

    In the fog of a shocking defeat, there was one moment that crystallized everything for Hillary. Not long after the concession call, Abedin approached her once again, phone in hand. “It’s the president,” she said.

    Hillary winced. She wasn’t ready for this conversation. When she’d spoken with Obama just a little bit earlier, the outcome of the election wasn’t final yet. Now, though, with the president placing a consolation call, the reality and dimensions of her defeat hit her all at once. She had let him down. She had let herself down. She had let her party down. And she had let her country down. Obama’s legacy and her dreams of the presidency lay shattered at Donald Trump’s feet. This was on her. Reluctantly, she rose from her seat and took the phone from Abedin’s hand.

    “Mr. President,” she said softly. “I’m sorry.”

    Obama should have apologized to Hillary for his destruction of the Democratic Party and his disastrous eight years. Hillary should have apologized to us for not listening. Instead Hillary remained the shield maiden for Obama and still does not understand that “Obama third term” was a death sentence.

  41. Brett Stefans, a complete asshole, was assistant editor of the globalist publication the Wall Street Journal was hired by NYT, and now as he weighs in for that depraved publication on the issue of climate change, which is contra bonus mores with the fanatical left, he is being pilloried by a douchebag at WashPo Eric Whemptle and now the left en masse is threatening to cancel their subscriptions to that depraved publication. And what does Stephens say about his breach of decorum? He affects the role of devils advocate and claims you have to know how your adversary is thinking and all he was trying to do was educate the extreme, extreme, extreme left so they could retool their arguments to persuade the climate change deniers who in the mind of the left, who is anti Semitic to the core, even though there are many secular Jews in its ranks, believe that to deny junk science is to deny science which is to make of oneself, not a Holocaust denier but something infinitely worse a climate change denier. I enjoy watchin Stephens, a Trump hater and arch globalist twist in the wind while he is getting pecked to death by ducks. His mistake was mega political. He failed to realize that climate change is a cornerstone of the leftist religion, and it gives them the pretext they need to take over the world. Religion is not negotiable. Indeed 7 million died in the 30 years war in Europe 400 years ago.

  42. I was unable to log in and post on the ten year anniversary article, but wanted to say THANKS admin and congratulations on a decade of prescience, wit and all around excellence. Here’s to ten more, or a book, or both. Prost!

  43. OMG, really?
    Out of nowhere I could log in.

    10 years, I am really waiting for the definitive book that only you Admin, and maybe a few words by wbb and a few others could ever write, you really already have!

    Love the new name, have an idea for the color, to gold, it’s his color and the color of a lions mane…

    I guessing you all heard about the stabbing today at the U of Texas . Black student attacks table of White guys and an Asian, with Machete, kills one, seriously injuring others.
    For 2 weeks Texas has had their Sororities and Fraternities under siege from the alt Left that want the University to do away with them, you know, gender politically incorrect, white privileged, the usual. By the way, there are Black and Latino and Asian only frats , sorority on campus.

    All I can say is MF.

  44. Just how stupid is the lame stream media? They think they have a gotcha on Trump in that he got angry. They totally miss the anger people feel over they spying and how Trump speaks for them.

  45. There is nothing more nauseous than watching an angry homosexual carry on like he is the Grand Inquisitor of Seveille. But that is what John Dickerson did. Who is this jackal? Wiki tells us that he grew up in a Georgian mansion overlooking the Potomac River and is, of course, the alleged son of Nancy Dickerson. Beyond that we learn that he worked for Slate which is an left wing extremist publication. And, he went to University of Virginia which is the Harvard of the South. Somehow, the confluence of these factors produced the sort of boor who would accept an invitation graciously extended to him to conduct a personal interview much coveted by other journalists and then turn that interview into a spectacle of disrespect, needling and behavior worthy not of a professional journalist but a gutter snipe, which caused the president to terminate the interview. I wonder whether it has dawned on him how badly he blew it. Surely he realizes that this will be his first and his last interview with the President for eight years, and he will not be allowed to participate in the 2010 presidential debates. Dickerson is a gutter snipe with money and that is the worst kind. This was foreseeable when they chose him to replace Scheiffer. The guy is just damaged goods.

    That was probably THE worst job of interviewing a president ever. The dripping disrespect, and the needling by that gutter snipe Dickerson guarantees that this will be his first and his last interview of the president for eight years. The disgust he elicited from President Trump was real and palpable. He gives the jackal the interview he requested and the gutter snipe fancies himself to be the D

  46. sorry, let me clean that up. No I have not been drinking.
    ————
    There is nothing more revolting than watching an angry homosexual carry on like he is the Grand Inquisitor of Seveille. But that is what John Dickerson did. Who is this jackal? Wiki tells us that he grew up in a Georgian mansion overlooking the Potomac River and is, of course, the alleged son of Nancy Dickerson. Beyond that we learn that he worked for Slate which is an left wing extremist publication. And, he went to University of Virginia which is the Harvard of the South. Somehow, the confluence of these factors produced the sort of boor who would accept an invitation graciously extended to him to conduct a personal interview much coveted by other journalists and then turn that interview into a spectacle of disrespect, needling and behavior worthy not of a professional journalist but a gutter snipe, which caused the president to terminate the interview. I wonder whether it has dawned on him how badly he blew it. Surely he realizes that this will be his first and his last interview with the President for eight years, and he will not be allowed to participate in the 2020 presidential debates. Dickerson is a gutter snipe with money and that is the worst kind. This was foreseeable when they chose him to replace Scheiffer. The guy is just damaged goods. He is like a malevolent Bugs Bunny, trying to act like he is Bugsey Siegel.

  47. Kennedy resignation imminent. Trump will not go off list. Three leading candidates–Hardiman from western district of Pennsylvania (a favorite of Trumps sister), a dark horse favored by Senator Grassley, and Trump’s personal favorite Judge Nepolitano, who is more of a libertarian than an establishment conservative. The seditionist party will beg Kennedy to hang on , but he has already notified the White House.

  48. Dickerson tried to brow beat the president.

    I have not seen the big media whores sink quite to that level before.

    It shows disrespect for the office and the country.

    And it begs the question why should any patriotic American have anything but contempt for miscreants like Dickerson?

    He is a nasty little bitch.

  49. I would like to see President Trump tweet noting Dickerson’s disinterest in the whole subject of surveillance and wondering whether it had anything to do with the possibility that the bread crumbs very likely lead to the brother of the president of CBS news, namely Ben Rhoades. Cleaning out the swamp requires calling attention to the incestuous relationships that define official Washington, and the reason that is relevant is because apart for the donors, the nepotism is the other reason why Washington no longer works for the American People, but only for connected insiders.

  50. Ryan is making a mockery out of Trumps mandate,this budget, yee gads, healthcare fiasco…

    Ryan’s work is to destroy Trumps agenda and he has been doing a pretty good job.

    He has got to go.

  51. Unfortunately Trump is supporting this horrible budget bill and tweeting he now needs 60 Republicans on the Senate…

    I thought he was the greatest negotiator in the world?

    I am so disappointed, it’s a Democratic birthday present. $$$ for everything they want , PP, Afghan refugees 2500, $$$ for sanctuary cities, wording that makes it illegal to use border $ for the Wall, visas for low paying workers, thousands, 700 pages of a joke.

    I won’t support this, I’m calling my representatives and I emailed and tweeted Trump.

  52. The Democratic Party is no longer the opposition; it is “The Resistance.”
    These voters rightly ask: Resistance to what? The answer, they conclude, is resistance to ideas that are not their own. Resistance to the values of Middle America. Resistance to the candidate who promised to fight for them — the “forgotten Americans” the Democratic Party abandoned.
    The Democrats’ unrelenting, hyperventilating obstruction of Trump has sent a crystal-clear message to Obama-Trump voters: We don’t hear you. We loathe your president and all of you who put him into office. And we’re going to show you what you can do with your Trump vote, by doing everything in our power to undermine the man you elected.
    Cranking out the liberal base while alienating working-class, traditionally Democratic voters didn’t work in 2016. It cost Democrats not only the presidency but the chance to take control of the Senate in a year when the playing field was tilted against the GOP.
    Yet for some inexplicable reason, Democrats seem hellbent on doubling down on this failed strategy.
    Trouble is, in 2018 Republicans are defending only eight Senate seats, while Democrats are defending 25 — including 10 in red states that Trump won. And working-class voters in those states see that Democrats have utter contempt for their choice of president, and thus utter contempt for them.
    A hundred days in, these voters remain loyal to Trump. That’s good news for the president. But for Democrats, it’s a disaster.

    http://nypost.com/2017/05/02/democrats-are-doubling-down-on-failure/

  53. hallelujah.

    Love the new layout. “The Trumpet.” [Brilliant]

    And, Happy Anniversary. 10 years of brilliance.

  54. I agree with this… now that a budget has been passed, regardless of how awful it is, President #MAGA Trump will be able to work on replacing Obamacare with an actual healthcare bill that doesn’t rip Americans off while simultaneously securing our borders, without the distraction of Democrats trying to cause him optimal problems with passing a budget. If President Trump can concentrate on giving Americans the two main things which we wanted of him, the next time a budget needs to be passed under his administration, he can devote his time and energy on it with a much better result. I see a strategy here that may work to his advantage as long as he tackles the bloated budget the next go-around.

  55. look at these photos…and BM just ignores the pummeling and physical attacks the Left (they defend and represent) is foisting on other Americans

    what are they waiting for to report this? does someone have to be killed? and then they cover it up…

    where is one brave BM so called “journalist” to report that people that do not agree with them are being denied their FREE SPEECH and FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS…

    such fakes news and total phonies that is what the media is now…

    this is so WRONG…

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/wow-mike-cernovich-enters-white-house-press-room-lectures-liberal-press-covering-violence-conservatives/

  56. Hillary is in denial…she must have always been this way…think Bill and infidelity…she just does not get it…she cannot face the truth when it hits her right in the face…her responses actually sound emotionally immature…
    …the comments are brutal towards her…and this is on yahoo…which is adamantly anti-Trump…and pro Dims…
    we really dodged a bullet with her losing…

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/hillary-clinton-way-winning-election-183728623.html

  57. no one is buying her excuses…photos…she still looks and sounds so angry…and this has aged her…
    i have said it before…i am so disappointed in her…terrible example for accepting responsibility for your own actions…

    bottom line…there would be no “Comey” if she had not compulsively hid her SOS server and then erased thousands of emails…for a starter…very sneaky…

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4466800/Clinton-blames-Russians-Comey-misogyny-loss.html

  58. one last thing and then i am taking a break

    CBS # 212-975-4321

    let them know what you think of vulgar Stephen Colbert attacking the President of the USA and the Commander in Chief, especially during these elevated times of danger with Korea, Russia, Syria, etc

    disgraceful petty little man

  59. I am still having major issues trying to leave comments on this blog. I keep being instructed to log in. It’s disheartening. Anyway, I had an option on my phone to choose the “computer version” which has now permitted me to type this comment. I do not understand what is happening.

  60. nomobama
    Did you catch admin’s hint to use CTRL Shift R depressed simultaneously?
    Now that FoxFire works, I often forget to switch to IE before coming here.
    After logging in with FF, nothing seems to change until I use the “magic” keys given above. Even then it seems like I’m still nowhere, so I scroll to the top, see the cheery affirmation that I’m in “howdy hold’em……”
    Then when I scroll back down, I am able to comment..

  61. Question: Why do the elites (oligarchs) despise Trump and seek to destroy him, indeed to kill him?

    Answer: Roger Simon gives us one answer:

    “These people are using the pretense of socialism to cover up their love of the most rapacious capitalism. They hate Trump because he exposes them. His unabashed and unashamed capitalism and obvious riches are what they seek, but don’t want to admit to themselves or others. Otherwise they would have to face what they are and stop pretending to “goodness.” It’s about the virtue signaling or what I have elsewhere called moral narcissism (really the psychological motivation for virtue signaling). But it has become considerably more extreme since I wrote the book and has reached the level of pathology. It’s also extraordinarily infantile. If Marx has been upended, so has Arthur C. Clarke. No more Childhood’s End. In 2017 America, it’s Adulthood’s End.

    Don’t believe me? Here’s just one name as an example — Madonna (not the original one, the one that “thinks about” burning down the White House).

    After Monday night we can add another: Stephen Colbert.

    Answer: I believe there an additional explanation for their dementia. It is class warfare which aims to loot the middle class to finance their globalist schemes, and to disenfranchise them to effectuate their globalist schemes.

  62. The French film icon Brigitte Bardot has urged her fellow countrymen not to vote for Emmanuel Macron in France’s presidential election on Sunday, saying you can see his lack of compassion in “the coldness of his steel eyes”. (snip)

    When asked if she was close to Le Pen’s anti-mass migration party, the Front National, the actress responded:

    “I am very patriotic. I was raised by a father and a grandfather who fought for France and instilled in me a love of my homeland. I am not proud of what France is today… I’m not a ‘facho’ [fascist], any more than Marine Le Pen is.”

    “Marine Le Pen has the will to take France in hand, to restore borders and give priority to the French.”

    Acknowledged as a symbol of woman’s liberation, Bardot told Le Figaro she was against the Muslim face veil.

    “Communitarianism takes on too much importance. It is the culmination of thirty years of laxity.”

    She is also a vocal opponent of Muslim halal slaughter, which often involves slaughtering an animal without stunning it, causing pain and distress before death.

    Regarded as a free speech activist, the 82-year-old actress has faced trial five times between 1997 and 2008 for “inciting racial hatred” including for comments criticising mass Muslim immigration in France.

    On one of these occasions, she was convicted for “decrying the loss of French identity and tradition due to the ‘multiplication of mosques while our church bells fall silent for want of priests’”.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/05/03/brigitte-bardot-macron-lack-empathy-cold-steel-eyes/

  63. Tennessee‏ @TEN_GOP 4h4 hours ago

    Fun Fact: Susan Rice has a net worth of $50 million as a career U.S. public servant on a maximum salary of $172,000.
    #SpyingSusan

  64. Looks like the neocons favorite general is getting kicked up stairs. It was obvious to me from the time I first laid eyes on him that he was bad medicine, and I said as much right here, repeatedly.

    True to form, Major General H.R. McMaster has been undermining Trump, leaking to big media, colluding with Patreaus, and hiring top people without notifying the White House.

    Frankly, he needs to be relieved of command. He is too much like McArthur. And on top of a. They need to get rid of Waddell, because his loyalties are not to the president, but to Patraeu, and now this jackal HR McMaster.
    ———–
    Current NSA H.R. McMaster is under consideration for a promotion to full General, multiple sources with knowledge of the Pentagon’s decision-making have confirmed to Cernovich Media.

    As a four-star general McMaster would accept a position as the Army’s Vice Chief of Staff, the second-highest-ranking active duty Army position.
    McMaster’s and Trump’s relationship hit a wall, as McMaster unilaterally overruled Trump on North Korea, hired Major General Ricky Waddell as his deputy without authorization, and leaked anti-Bannon articles to the media. Trump is also no fan of McMaster’s push for a ground war in Syria and massive new surge in Afghanistan.

    In an interview with Bloomberg over the weekend, President Donald Trump hinted at some personnel changes.

    BLOOMBERG: So no one is — is moving at all in the near future?
    TRUMP: No, I don’t expect to see it.
    Now, I will tell you, probably people are going to get job offers. You know, things happen. But — but I’m very happy with our group. We’re doing very well.
    Promoting McMaster to full General will be seen as “failing up” to some and a win-win to others. McMaster has not enjoyed his tenue at the NSC, as he finds his advisory role stiffling. Sources close to McMaster suggest he’s deliberately antagonizing and undermining Trump

    Trump would like to see McMaster exit gracefully rather than deal with another news cycle about personnel shifts.

    Trump’s base is concerned that McMaster’s depature would fast-track Dina Habib Powell to NSA. Powell has ties to Saudi Arabian terrorists through her dealmaking while at Goldman Sachs.

    Powell has seen her career rise high, allegedly due to some down-low activities involving her and former Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn. Trump supporters, for their part, would rather not see Cohn or Powell in the White House — fully clothed or otherwise.

    https://medium.com/@Cernovich/national-security-advisor-h-b9d42ccd7b0

  65. “Centrist” punk Macron is a case of arrested development. He is 39 and his wife will be 65. Obviously, he married his mother. And when he gets to know Quasimodo Merkel, he will infatuated, while the rest of us puke.
    ————

    Le Pen:

    “. . . The reality, you went to see Mrs. Merkel, you went to ask for her blessing because you planned to do nothing without her agreement. It’s so true – what are you gonna do opposite Mrs. Merkel? You said I won’t be opposite her, I will be with her . . .”

    Macron:

    “Of course, I want France to measure up to Germany . . .”

    Le Pen:

    “Let me tell you what happened – France will be led by a woman, it’ll be either me, or Mrs. Merkel. That’s the truth”.

    The final vote for the French presidential election is this Saturday

  66. Le Pen:

    “Let me tell you what happened – France will be led by a woman, it’ll be either me, or Mrs. Merkel. That’s the truth”.

    ROFL! Good one, Marine!

  67. The French establishment have the same problem Hillary had. How much to cheat. Bad polling, 14 million virtue signalers “claiming” they will hand in blank ballots to “protest” their choices (anti-democratic useless ninnies), shy voters who think it is none of anyone’s business how they plan to vote, discouraged or disgusted lefties looking at the climber and empty suit Macron on the make,. What to do? The elites seem to think continued beatings until they get what they want will work. Look at what Trump and May have for incoming fire. Merkel, Schumer, and their media, et al. are getting nastier, more hysterical, vulgar and brash, sending out their sneering bullies with threats. That is not what winners, even bad ones, do. The international preference cascade will continue irregardless of the outcome in France.

  68. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4472052/Obama-s-team-used-NSA-data-gather-info-citizens.html

    Obama’s team ‘asked for NSA secrets on more than 30,000 Americans in 2016 and circulated 6,000 intelligence reports WITHOUT removing their names’

    Officials searched for the names of 30,355 Americans in comms metadata

    That data includes only information such as email addresses and phone numbers
    But they also searched for 5,288 Americans within the communications
    But they also searched for 5,288 Americans within the communications
    Reports were then passed around government depts with their names visible
    Legally, NSA gathers only data on foreigners using US infrastructure, it claims
    But critics say that it pulls in much more info – including that of US citizens

    snip

  69. Spending bill

  70. This wont surprise anyone here, but I am not a fan of this so called healthcare bill, written by special interests, and heavy on the burden of the elderly and sick. Then there is the 30% penalty…and if its so great, why did Congress give themselves a free pass to opt out…again….sick of this BS.
    I want medicare for all, sorry, I know its big government, but it works pretty good and if we tweak it so only American citizens could have it, and everyone has to contribute, I think its workable. I pay quite a bit for part G, Drug coverage, etc, its not free by any means, but its been good so far.
    Not happy President Trump. this does not feel like winning !!!

    On another note, I love our SOS and wish that he would consider running for the Presidency in the future, though I think his age will rule that out. We will be very lucky to keep him for 4 years, he is the best that I have seen in a long, long, long, time…

  71. gonzotx – think I heard that Congress has been unexempted from the new bill. Just cross your fingers until you see better confirmation, tho.
    ———————-
    LMAO (sorry for vulgarity). Protestors were ready mid afternoon for POTUS to caravan through Manhattan . But with all that happened, POTUS did not arrive at JFK much before 6:30 PM. Then he boarded the helicopter. Jared and Ivanka with him.
    So I’m hoping he flew over them to Intrepid.

  72. @gonzotx I also am not a fan of this “win.” I don’t believe that anything is fixable when it comes to healthcare except moving forward (into what the government always has had in mind) to single payor. I agree, Medicare is straight forward but not so with the Advantage plans. You know very well the insurers are not going to give up those plans and let the country go straight Medicare. They are like cockroaches surviving a nuclear blast. I’ve watched an immense deterioration in the insurance system for a decade now.

  73. Gonzo…and Trumpsters…

    …try thinking of it this way…Saturday is the Kentucky Dirby…the annual KD…it is a very famous and competitive horse race…

    …think of the vote today as a unifer…pulling the troops … from all ends…PDT has pulled his team together…

    …and we are off…

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

    Gonz…as far as today’s bill, it is just the beginning…now PDT had laid down his marker…and he has won this round…this bill will be very different in the end…

  74. Yesterday there obviously was too much winning for Trump! CSPAN appears to be hiding his glorious remarks while on board the Intrepid, and more shamefully, ignoring the handful of Coral Sea survivors STILL able to attend,
    and New York City TV is trying to assuage protesters on their missed opportunities to “spit” in PDT’s face. Tracie Strahan NBC in Bedminster NJ just now rued fact that access for protesters there prohibits significant protest.

    Not much wonder, Tracie, that he opted not to visit his home.

    Where in past days I’d seen signs of recovery for #Fake, they’ve definitely pulled out their pink Fainting Couch.

  75. The “healthcare” bill sucks. What it is, is a “corporate rape of the public” bill. There is a cool ad out by an anti-pharma group that describes the process of the looting. So this bill rapes less than Obamacare? Maybe.

  76. Its obvious to me that the modified Ryan care bill which just passed the house is a uuuuge victory, even if it falls woefully short of campaign promises. Why else would they be celebrating? The test will come when and if it passes the Senate, and then whether the end product restores competition in the market, relieves people of the obligation to pay for services they will never use, and lowers premium costs. At this point, it is unclear to me at least that it will achieve those objectives, and given the low quality of people you have in the senate–like Flake, Murkowski, Collins and other weak sisters, there is room for doubt. However, cape diem, and le bon temps roule, for now.

  77. For some damned reason which eludes me the Justice Department is now looking into the sexual harassment complaints against FOX News, in particular the manner in which settlements were coerced. In other words, they are taking the position that these events are criminal–not just civil. I do not know whether they are trying to make a 1981 action of it or what, but to me it just does not fit jurisdictionally. Nevertheless, it helps explain why Ailes and O’Reilly were let go, and I suspect this has more to do with lawyers advice than the intervention of Rupert’s two idiot sons, who have less business sense than god gave a jackass. Normally, I reject any analysis coming from a Hollywood reporter because they would rather sell the sizzle than the steak, and like everyone else in Hollywood, they are vapid and as Newt rightly observed “not serious people”, the reasons for which are beyond the scope of this comment. Bring back Irving Thalberg (and Norma Sheerer)

    Here however we find an exception to the rule, in the form of a reporter who reads the tea leaves and correctly intuits the future, or lack thereof of FOX news with the two idiots sons in charge. Take a look at them and you will see everything Gertrude Stein said about Oakland (home of Earl Warren, and the stronghold of Mayor now Governor Moonbeam): “There is no there there” Future stockholder meetings with these two will be a blood bath, because as this writer notes: the changes implemented by the two idiots will cost FOC an enormous amount of money.
    ——–

    “Fox is finished. Fox that we have known for 20 years is over,” Wolff said on “Squawk Box.” “This represents kind of a cable blip. We’re entering an entirely new era.”

    O’Reilly agreed to leave Fox News in April, nine months after Ailes was forced out. O’Reilly and Ailes deny the claims.

    Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who accused Ailes of unwanted sexual advances, left the network in January and is now with NBC News.

    Wolff, a Hollywood Reporter columnist, said the “unique chemistry” O’Reilly and Kelly had with their devoted prime-time audiences cannot be replicated.

    “All that chemistry is gone because all those people are gone,” said Wolff, whose 2008 book “The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch” is a biography of 21st Century Fox’s executive chairman.

    Ahead of Shine’s resignation, conservative commentator Sean Hannity expressed support on Twitter for Shine with the hashtag #Istandwithbill.

    Shine was at Fox News from the start, originally coming in as Hannity’s producer in 1996.

    “We will definitely lose Sean Hannity, if not in days in months,” Wolff predicted.

    The ratings have held up pretty well at Fox News since it was forced to shake up its prime-time lineup last month.

    Tucker Carlson replaced Kelly at 8 p.m. ET and the popular ensemble show, “The Five,” replaced O’Reilly at 9 p.m. ET.

    Hannity stayed at 10 p.m. ET.

    But Wolff thinks an O’Reilly-less lineup is “completely not sustainable,” calling the troubles at Fox News “a wide open opportunity” for rivals who want to reach a right-leaning audience.

    “All those ratings happened because [of] O’Reilly at 8 o’clock. You just have a fall off of his audience across the night. … Now you start with a lower baseline,” Wolff said. “We are just left with a network that has a significant penetration but no reason for people now to really watch it.”

    Wolff said the decisions to part ways with Shine, O’Reilly, and Ailes were driven by Murdoch’s sons.

    Rupert Murdoch, center, with sons James Murdoch, (R) and Lachlan Murdoch.
    Getty Images

    Rupert Murdoch, center, with sons James Murdoch, (R) and Lachlan Murdoch.

    James Murdoch is CEO of 21st Century Fox and older brother Lachlan is executive chairman.

    “It is the decision the Murdoch sons wanted,” Wolff said. “They don’t want it tainted by Murdoch politics and ideology.”

    “I think it’s the wrong decision from a shareholders’ position,” Wolff added. “This is going to cost them an enormous amount of money.”

    Fox did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

  78. they are vapid and as Newt rightly observed “not serious people”,
    ——
    mea culpa

    Sceptagerian Cher is serious.

    She has asthma, despite her net worth of $100 million, believe taxpayers should foot the bill.

    Question: are there any limits on the example Trump haters will go to condemn Republicans in general

    How about this, Cher, you dumb bunny.

    How about you give your $100 million to the Treasury through a gift inter vivos.

    Then, I am sure, taxpayers would be happy to pay for your asthma treatments.

    Quid pro quo/

  79. Trump vows ‘lasting partnership’ with Australia 75 years after Battle of Coral Sea
    US president dismisses any tensions with Australian prime minister, saying ties between two countries are ‘sealed in blood’

    …Trump and Turnbull addressed the commemoration dinner, which was attended by business leaders including the News Corporation chairman, Rupert Murdoch; celebrities including golfer Greg Norman and actor John Travolta; and veterans of the second world war…
    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/05/trump-vows-lasting-partnership-with-australia-75-years-after-battle-of-coral-sea

  80. imo…yesterday was a big ‘psychological’ win for PDT and the (house) GOP…
    the real importance of yesterday’s win/passage of the AHCA bill was that Donald, first got to know his gopers in the house on a upfront and close basis and worked with them, changed some of their minds and pulled them together…he became their leader and shut up that meme that he had failed on that…he, in effect, proved himself to be the closer and great negotiator he has claimed to be…

    this is the very first step…if not for yesterday, the health issue is still out in limbo…but true to PDT’s MO…this is his marker to get in the game…now he and his house team are in…now it’s on…let the discussion begin…

    Donald always goes wide with his opening bid…he knows he has lots of leverage to work with when this gets going in the Senate…
    I heard that there are certain Senate comm people that have been working on this for months already…

    also…isn’t it interesting that we are watching how our govt actually works…the only thing missing is that the Dims absolutely avoid all participation and input and instead unbelievably, act like a bunch of kids protesting in the streets, get on the House floor upon the bill passing and chant:
    Nay, Nay, Nay…bla, bla, bla

    would any sane, mature person ever choose to put power back into the hands of these immature and emotionally unstable people…they are not serious people…(some of the Hill supporters that I know are even becoming embarrassed)

    Donald knows what he is doing…he is a fast learner…and i bet he feels like he just went thru a crash course in passing legislation
    the beauty of that second Rose Garden event yesterday was Donald showed that he can close that deal and he stood there projecting success and unity…with his team…for that particular win

    …this is but a drop in the bucket…much, much more to do…so when I hear people going on and on about this bill, etc I say “don’t spin your wheels on this…it is just the opening shot…this is NOT what the AHCA will be…”

    don’t fall into the trap the hysterical Dims are playing…

  81. As others have said, this repeal of Obamacare in the House is just a start. Now that Trump with his allies in the House (not Ryan) have established a beachhead, he can prepare to break out and really revamp health care for the better in this country.

  82. President Trump has had a life long goal.
    Ahead of schedule, And under budget ,He continues that in the White House!! 😀

    “It is three months earlier than Reagan got his tax cut, it is 13 months earlier than we got welfare reform, it’s five months earlier than they got Obamacare through,” Gingrich said. “I didn’t think they could do it.”

  83. Saving us money, I love it!!! 😀

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