One Trump Year: The Trump Fake News Awards Spectacular

Update: It’s today!!! Big Media is walking on tiptoes today, afraid of the great moment when President Donald J. Trump presents the Big Media Fake News Awards Spectacular. Big Media is afraid of this moment. The awards will highlight that indeed Big Media is the enemy of the American people.

The Flake tried to undermine the awards by comparing President Trump to leftist totalitarian “Uncle Joe” Stalin in a speech before the senate. But Flake’s publicity stunt, designed to give cover and curry favor with Big Media, was observed by few and melted as soon as it landed. Many recalled how Flake has visited Cuba and defended the corrupt Cuban totalitarian state.

Few details are known about the Big Media Fake News Awards Spectacular. We do know what news story deserves the Big Media Fake News Award.

The biggest Big Media Fake News is the almost invisible and entirely ignored story about the triumphant President Trump economy. Wall Street is up today more than 300 points. The DOW has broken through the 26,000 mark. Apple has announced it will bring hundreds of billions of its dollars back to the United States due entirely to the President Trump tax reform law. Other American corporations will bring back additional hundreds of billions if not trillions. Americans are getting tax cuts. Corporations are hiring again and raising salaries. Unemployment is at historic lows. The economy is roaring. Big Media remains silent about the Trump Triumphs. It’s the biggest Fake News story in the entire history of the United States.

Whether President Trump acknowledges this economic missing story or not in the Awards Spectacular, in this Age of Real, the Triumphant Trump Economy and the lack of incessant news stories about this economic miracle – deserves President Trump’s Big Media Fake News Award.

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Destruction of Big Media Fake News is the #1 item on the President Trump agenda. Big Media and the lapdogs who don’t understand the new age are in pretend “shocked” and pretend “disgusted” mode.

Among the tactics to prevent President Trump from pursuit of the #1 agenda item is for Big Media and assorted lapdogs to “sad” declare that President Trump “distracts” from his agenda and is “his own worst enemy” when he attacks Big Media and/or those who lie about Trump or Trump supporters. But for those of us that understand why President Trump was elected, the most important agenda item is the destruction of Big Media Fake News. Destruction of Big Media Fake News is not a “distraction”.


The Trump Doctrine

Big Media is the enemy. The lies, the agenda propaganda, the character assassinations, all the tools Big Media uses to destroy America and demonize Americans it wants to demonize, must be destroyed. The economy cannot fully recover as long as Big Media lies about it. Race relations will always be poisoned as long as Big Media Fake News race-baits. Make America Great Again is very difficult to accomplish as long as Big Media Fake News is tolerated. That’s why President Trump must fight Big Media Fake News. President Trump is on the job and getting job #1 done.

So what does President Trump do? Nothing says “it’s over” like an awards show. Well, maybe a eulogy delivered at a grave-site is “it’s over” more than an awards show, still…. An awards show is a sign that something, or someone, in the past happened, it is recognized as something/someone that happened in the past, therefore it can be “awarded” something, then tucked away in a drawer like a once fashionable garment no longer in fashion. Ergo, The President Donald J. Trump Big Media Fakes News Awards Spectacular!!!

The Obama Age of Fake is over. The Obama Age of Fake is replaced by the Trump Age of Real. This Wednesday, a few days short of his one year anniversary in 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, President Donald J. Trump schlongs Big Media with an awards ceremony to rival all awards ceremonies. The Age of Fake is in the past. The Big Media shithole will be called a shithole.

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The Big Media Twitter FaceBook Shitholes.

Back in the 2008 election cycle when we supported Hillary Clinton over the flim-flam man Barack Obama, FaceBook banned us. We were too credible a force to be tolerated. Big Media wanted Barack Obama elected so all opponents of Barack Obama were punished.

Recently, Twitter banned us as well. We support President Donald J. Trump so therefore we must be silenced. Our page is still up, but we are locked out, unable to update. Few can tell we have been locked out but we have been locked out of the Twitter discourse, unable to express support for the President of the United States.

We have been locked out of Twitter. That is not the only method the totalitarian left has to silence debate. As has been revealed, Twitter excels in “shadow-banning”:

Through shadow banning, “you have ultimate control,” said Abhinav Vadrevu, former Twitter software engineer. “The idea of a shadow ban is that you ban someone but they don’t know they’ve been banned, because they keep posting but no one sees their content. So, they just think that no one is engaging with their content, when, in reality, no one is seeing it.”

“At the end of the day, no one else interacts,” continues Vadrevu. “No one else sees what you’re doing. So, all that data is just thrown away.”

Conrado Miranda, a former Twitter engineer, says shadow banning is happening at Twitter, acknowledging that the procedure is often used to silence conservatives or Trump supporters.

Vadrevu said, “It’s risky though.” Why? “Because people will figure that sh*t out, and be like … you know, it’s a lot of bad press if, like, people figure out like you’re shadow banning them. It’s like, unethical in some way.”

Why shadow ban? Twitter (and FaceBook and Google) want to isolate President Donald J. Trump. These monopolies want to delude the public into believing that President Trump has little to no support. That is why they ban.

Twitter and FaceBook are private entities. But they are essentially monopolies. Twitter and FaceBook are not websites such as this one in which if you disagree you can go elsewhere and reach a comparable audience. We are on GAB now, but GAB does not have nearly the reach of Twitter or FaceBook.

Twitter and FaceBook are monopolies. Imagine what would happen if the gas company or the electricity company, or FedEx, or UPS, or water companies, any utility, could ban you from their services based on political viewpoints. Twitter and FaceBook are monopolies that discriminate.

Further, Twitter (and no doubt FaceBook, and GOOGLE) use their monopoly power for evil ends. Power corrupts. Thanks to James O’Keefe today we know more about Twitter:

Project Veritas has released undercover footage of Twitter Engineers and employees admitting that Twitter employees view all of your private messages on their servers and analyze it to create a “virtual profile” of you which they sell to advertisers. [snip]

Pranay Singh, a Direct Messaging Engineer for Twitter corroborated Haynes claims in a meeting with a Project Veritas journalist on January 5, 2018:

“Everything you send is stored on my server… So all your sex messages and you, like, d*ck pics are on my server now…”

“All your illegitimate wives and, like, all the girls you’ve been f*cking around with, they’re are on my server now… I’m going to send it to your wife, she’s going use it in your divorce.”

“So, what happens is like, you like, write something or post pictures on line, they never go away… Because even after you send them, people are like analyzing them, to see what you are interested in, to see what you are talking about. And they sell that data.”

According to Twitter software expert Mihai Florea, “To actually charge the advertisers the money we have to prove it was you, and that’s why using email address, or like a cookie or something that can track you.” Florea continues, saying, “You’re paying for the right to use our website with your data basically.”

Even those without Twitter accounts have their data stored in their databases, according to Conrado Miranda: “You leak way more information than you think. Like, we have information from people–Like, if you go to Twitter for the first time, we have information about you.”

When asked how to protect people if that power fell into the wrong hands, Miranda responded “You don’t… There is no way.”

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President Trump is blowing it all up. President Trump uses Twitter to attack Big Media Fake News. It’s get a dog to fight a dog.

President Trump won the election and that victory continues to be immeasurably vast.

Immeasurably so vast that George Soros cannot continue his poisonous work hidden behind tapestries:

The progressive billionaire speculator George Soros has said he will ‘fight back’ against the “dominant ideology” of nationalism, whilst admitting that favoured globalist project the European Union is “on the verge of a breakdown”.

Wistfully writing that Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) once ‘epitomised the optimism about the spread of Western-style democracy’ after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Financial Times described the scrutiny the global progressive body is experiencing amidst a wave of patriotism and populism and the ‘wilting’ attraction of the leftist agenda.

Soros, alluding to the collapse of the USSR, told the left-liberal newspaper: “It’s déjà vu all over again with one big change — the dominant ideology in the world now is nationalism… It’s the EU that’s the institution that’s on the verge of a breakdown.

Soros blames Russia for the coming collapse of the European Union. But the reason why Europe is failing is lunatic immigration policies which have led to a revolt by the governed. The totalitarian left thought Big Media would subvert democratic governments enough to replace the nation state with imported voters from shitholes.

Brexit and the election of President Trump undermined the schemes.


Instead of Barack Obama’s plots to destroy America, we now have President Donald J. Trump. And we have those who help President Donald J. Trump:

Acosta asked if the habit was something that was “going on.”

The president watches something on “Fox & Friends” and then tweets about it… There have been folks out there who have said there’s a cause and effect. He watches something on “Fox & Friends” and then tweets about it. Did that happen this morning and does that go on?
Sanders responded with fire and fury.

I’m sure you’re disappointed he’s not watching CNN.

When Acosta snapped back that the president watches “a lot of CNN,” Sanders continued savaging the cable news network by hitting them where it really hurts, right in the ratings.

“I don’t think that’s true,” Sanders replied “Your numbers would be higher.”

There was an audible “Ooooh” in the press room.



President Trump’s election has undermined much of the Big Media agenda. Big Media cannot distort reality with impunity anymore. President Trump and President Trump supporters are strong enough to fight back. Every day President Trump declares by his words and actions that he will fight. We will fight.

The President Trump Big Media Fake News Awards Show.

Coming this week to a Big Media Fake News outlet right between the eyes.

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101 thoughts on “One Trump Year: The Trump Fake News Awards Spectacular

  1. It would be fun to watch video of this party:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/samantha-powers-account-of-her-2016-election-watch-party-is-either-the-saddest-or-the-funniest-thing-youll-read-today/article/2645962

    Samantha Power’s account of her 2016 election watch party is either the saddest or the funniest thing you’ll read today

    The former ambassador hosted an election night viewing party in 2016 for a group of powerful and influential women, including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Bill Clinton apologist Gloria Steinem. HBO was even there to document the entire thing. Things obviously didn’t go as planned.

    The way Power tells the story to Politico, however, is so overwrought, so tear-soaked in hand wringing self-importance, that we can’t tell if this is the funniest or the saddest thing we’ve read in a great long while.

    The Politico story is here: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/01/15/the-full-transcript-ben-rhodes-and-samantha-power-216322?platform=hootsuite

  2. Disney has one that does not look anything at all like President Trump. This one is pretty good:

  3. Foxy
    What’s to win? It’s all kabuki theatre, 97% of the Government programs will be paid

    Is there not some discretionary money that Trump can use or programs chosen not to fund during this “Crisis”?

    I beleive Obama made sure to close the Parks, and I recall WW2 Veterans removing blockades and the Park Rangers, which many are left wing environmental Nazis, being very physical with our Greater Generation. It was disgusting.

    I would close all things related to Congressional benefits first, maybe even cut their Cadillac Insurance if Trump can.

  4. Good move. Similar to the island hopping campaign in the Pacific. Go around the enemy strong holds and straight ahead to the target. Don’t waste time and American blood on these redoubts of the enemy—LIKE THE NINTH CIRCUS, the most reversed circuit court of appeals in the country, and a disgrace to the rule of law. DACA is unconstitutional. Mount a direct appeal to the Supreme Court. This puts more pressure on Congress to address the problem, and makes the dim claim to shut down government over this issue all the more tenuous, because it involves shutting down government to defy the constitution. However, that said, beware of anything that shit bird Thom–or his minimi from the same state might come up with. 60 votes is what they need and a deal without solid protection must not be allowed to pass.
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    The Justice Department asked the Supreme Court Tuesday to overturn this month’s stunning ruling by a lower court that found the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty legal — yet also ruled the Trump administration’s effort to phase out the program was illegal.

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the ruling “defies both law and common sense,” and said they’re asking the justices to hear the case directly, skipping over the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which would be the normal path.

    The request comes as Congress is trying to figure out a permanent solution for the 690,000 illegal immigrant “Dreamers” currently protected by DACA.

  5. Big Media is the enemy:

    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2018/01/16/2017-year-news-media-went-war-against-president

    2017: The Year the News Media Went to War Against a President

    The first year of the Trump administration was as turbulent for the news media as it was for politics, with many journalists dropping any pretense of professionalism to become strident opponents of the President. As a proxy for the larger establishment media, the Media Research Center analyzed every moment of coverage of President Trump last year on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts, usually seen by more than 25 million people each night. The major findings:

    ■ The Trump presidency was the biggest story of the year, accounting for one out of every three minutes of evening news airtime — nearly 100 hours in total.

    ■ The tone of coverage has been incessantly hostile, especially for a new President in his honeymoon year: 90% negative, vs. just 10% positive (These percentages do not include neutral statements).

    ■ More than two-fifths of evening news coverage of the President (43%) focused on controversies, not policies, with the Russia investigation alone accounting for one-fifth of all Trump coverage (1,234 minutes).

    ■ Despite their massive coverage of Russia, the networks had almost no airtime for questions about how the investigation began, or whether special counsel Robert Mueller’s current investigation is biased.

    Now the details of our year-long study: [snip]

    Coverage of Trump Has Been Incessantly Negative: Reviewing all of this coverage, our analysts catalogued 5,883 evaluative statements about the President or his administration from either reporters, anchors or non-partisan sources such as experts or voters. Only about 10 percent of those comments (617) were positive, compared with 5,266 (90%) which were negative — an unparalleled level of media hostility for a President in his first year in office.

    There were only three months in 2017 when Trump’s level of good press rose above 10 percent on the evening news: January, when TV coverage of his inauguration included a few stories about the positive reaction among Trump voters; April, when the network coverage mentioned supportive reaction to the cruise missile strikes against Syria; and in December, when Congress finally passed a major tax reform package, a Trump legislative success. Even in those months, however, the balance of TV’s coverage of Trump was still hugely negative — 85 percent negative in January, 82 percent in April, and 85 percent in December.

    The media’s negative approach has been essentially consistent regardless of which issues or controversies were prevalent in the news. For example, network TV coverage was no more hostile in August (91% negative), when Trump came under intense criticism for his reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, related to a white supremacist march, than it was in most other months.

    Rather, the evening newscasts have provided extremely heavy coverage of some stories (Russia, the travel ban, and myriad personal controversies) where they evidently believed heavy criticism is justified, while they barely mention other topics where the administration has a positive story to tell. (Tomorrow, we will report on six of Trump’s accomplishments that were essentially ignored by the networks.)

    ■ A Huge Percentage of Network News Coverage Focused on Controversies, Not Policy: More than two-fifths of evening news coverage of the Trump administration (43%, or 42 hours, 37 minutes) centered on various controversies associated with the President and his top aides. The Russia investigation was the networks’ favorite topic, with an astonishing 20 hours, 34 minutes of coverage, or more than one-fifth of all Trump coverage last year.

    Discussion of all public policy issues combined amounted to 46 hours, 58 minutes of coverage, or roughly 47 percent of all Trump coverage. The five most-frequently covered policy issues: the effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare (475 minutes); the nuclear showdown with North Korea (364 minutes); immigration policy, including ramped-up deportations and a potential border wall (258 minutes); the temporary travel ban and the ensuing court fight (251 minutes); and the ultimately successful push for comprehensive tax reform (222 minutes).

    Besides Russia, the networks spent more than 100 minutes on two other controversies: the President’s reaction to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, and the furor over his allegation in a tweet that President Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower. No other controversy achieved that much airtime; our analysts found that the networks typically obsessed about one controversy at a time, and then dropped it when a new one became available.

    And, for those who might wonder, the remaining airtime not spent discussing controversies or policy issues (about 9 hours, 17 minutes) consisted of other administration news (various nominations and appointments, presidential travel, ceremonial functions, etc.).

    ■ Lots of “Collusion” Coverage, Little Scrutiny of Mueller: Throughout 2017 — even before the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel — the networks were obsessed with the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia’s efforts to affect the 2016 presidential election. As noted above, one-fifth of all Trump coverage on the evening newscasts last year was about the Russia probe, making it more prominent than the effort to repeal ObamaCare, tax reform, immigration, or any of the other Trump controversies that TV found so worthy of coverage.

    Yet very little of the airtime devoted to the Russia investigation was spent looking into how the inquiry into Team Trump first began, or whether Mueller’s current investigation is biased. Suggestions that Obama administration officials had improperly “unmasked” Trump officials caught up in foreign surveillance garnered just 20 minutes of evening news coverage, or less than two percent of the Russia total. Evening news coverage of the uncorroborated anti-Trump dossier, which we eventually learned was financed by the Clinton campaign’s lawyer, amounted to a mere 15 minutes of airtime.

    While the media subjected Clinton-era independent counsel Ken Starr to harsh scrutiny, any doubts raised about Mueller and his team have been given little airtime. The three evening newscasts spent a combined 11 minutes (less than 1% of their Russia coverage) on the biased anti-Trump text messages exchanged between an FBI agent and an FBI lawyer, both of whom had worked on the investigation. Criticism that the Mueller team had improperly obtained e-mails written by Trump officials during the transition period was given barely five minutes of airtime, (or less than 0.5% of the total Russia coverage).

    The media reaction to Trump’s first year has been so extreme, the public itself has become polarized over the coverage. In September, Gallup discovered that record numbers of Democrats are reporting “trust and confidence in the mass media to report the news ‘fully, accurately and fairly,’” with 72 percent of Democrats saying they trusted the press in 2017, compared to just 51 percent who said that a year ago.

    A month later, a Politico/Morning Consult poll found that “more than three-quarters of Republican voters, 76 percent, think the news media invent stories about Trump and his administration.” That number swells to 85 percent when just Trump supporters are asked the question.

    What seems to be happening is that many in the media, including the broadcast networks, have chosen to morph into anti-Trump activists. As a result, they provide massive attention to stories that they think make him look bad, give little airtime to more positive aspects of his administration, and punish him with massively negative spin.

    The polls suggest anti-Trump Democrats love that kind of news, pro-Trump Republicans hate it — while the national media are cementing their reputation as biased partisans. Their hostility against the White House is now so obvious, nobody could possibly take them seriously if they ever again claim to be fair and non-partisan professionals.

  6. Any immigration deal must end chain migration for legal and illegals alike. But as between those two groups, chain migration for illegals is the end of this nation.

  7. Big Media is the enemy. Even Fox News is anti-Trump. The Harvard Shorenstein Center:

    https://shorensteincenter.org/news-coverage-donald-trumps-first-100-days/

    A new report from Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzes news coverage of President Trump’s first 100 days in office. [snip]

    Trump has received unsparing coverage for most weeks of his presidency, without a single major topic where Trump’s coverage, on balance, was more positive than negative, setting a new standard for unfavorable press coverage of a president.

    Fox was the only news outlet in the study that came close to giving Trump positive coverage overall, however, there was variation in the tone of Fox’s coverage depending on the topic. [snip]

    What’s different with President Trump is that he’s taken the fight to the press, openly and with relish. Nixon worked largely behind the scenes, threatening to take away broadcasters’ licenses if they didn’t shape up. Ronald Reagan created what amounted to a White House news service, feeding stories directly to local news outlets in order to bypass the national press. George W. Bush extended that strategy, adding video feeds to the mix. Clinton and Barack Obama relied on one-on-one interviews with reporters in an effort to get out their side of the story. During his presidency, Obama held more than a thousand such interviews. [snip]

    Trump tweeted that the “election is being rigged by the media, in a coordinated effort with the Clinton campaign.”[6] It’s been a running battle ever since. On his 100th day in office, he became the first president in more than three decades to skip the White House Correspondents Dinner, choosing instead to go to Pennsylvania for a rally with supporters. Said Trump: “I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be more than 100 miles away from the Washington swamp spending my evening with all of you and with a much, much larger crowd and much better people.”

    This paper examines Trump’s first 100 days in office, not through the lens of what he said about the news media, but what they reported about him. [snip]

    All Trump, All the Time
    On national television, Trump was the topic of 41 percent of all news stories—three times the usual amount. [snip]

    Bad News, Twice Over
    Trump’s coverage during his first 100 days set a new standard for negativity. [snip]

    Trump’s coverage during his first 100 days set a new standard for negativity. Of news reports with a clear tone, negative reports outpaced positive ones by 80 percent to 20 percent. Trump’s coverage was unsparing. In no week did the coverage drop below 70 percent negative and it reached 90 percent negative at its peak (see Figure 5). The best period for Trump was week 12 of his presidency, when he ordered a cruise missile strike on a Syrian airbase in retaliation for the Assad regime’s use of nerve gas on civilians. That week, his coverage divided 70 percent negative to 30 percent positive. Trump’s worst periods were weeks 3 and 4 (a combined 87 percent negative) when federal judges struck down his first executive order banning Muslim immigrants, and weeks 9 and 10 (a combined 88 percent negative) when the House of Representatives was struggling without success to muster the votes to pass a “repeal and replace” health care bill. [snip]

    In Unison, Almost
    Fox was the only outlet where Trump’s overall coverage nearly crept into positive territory…Fox’s coverage was 34 percentage points less negative than the average for the other six outlets.

    Trump’s attacks on the press have been aimed at what he calls the “mainstream media.” Six of the seven U.S. outlets in our study—CBS, CNN, NBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post—are among those he’s attacked by name. All six portrayed Trump’s first 100 days in highly unfavorable terms (see Figure 6). CNN and NBC’s coverage was the most unrelenting—negative stories about Trump outpaced positive ones by 13-to-1 on the two networks. Trump’s coverage on CBS also exceeded the 90 percent mark. Trump’s coverage exceeded the 80 percent level in The New York Times (87 percent negative) and The Washington Post (83 percent negative). The Wall Street Journal came in below that level (70 percent negative), a difference largely attributable to the Journal’s more frequent and more favorable economic coverage. [snip]

    Fox was the only outlet where Trump’s overall coverage nearly crept into positive territory—52 percent of Fox’s reports with a clear tone were negative, while 48 percent were positive. Fox’s coverage was 34 percentage points less negative than the average for the other six outlets.

    Trump’s news coverage in the three European news outlets tilted strongly in the negative direction. [snip]

    Negative on All Counts
    Trump’s coverage during his first 100 days was not merely negative in overall terms. It was unfavorable on every dimension. There was not a single major topic where Trump’s coverage was more positive than negative (see Figure 7). [snip]

    Immigration was, at once, both the most heavily covered topic in U.S. news outlets and the topic that drew the most negative coverage. The proportion of negative news reports to positive ones exceeded 30-to-1. Health care reform and Russia’s election involvement were also subject to starkly negative coverage—in each case, the breakdown was 87 percent negative to 13 percent positive. International trade, Trump’s personal background, foreign and defense issues, Trump’s appointees, and Trump’s fitness for office were the other topics where the coverage was at least 80 percent negative.

    The economy provided Trump with his most favorable coverage. Sources of positive stories were upward trends in economic growth, employment, and the stock market, as were Trump’s negotiations with firms threatening to relocate abroad. Nevertheless, when the full range of news about the economy is taken into account, the balance of coverage was slightly unfavorable—54 percent of reports were negative, while 46 percent were positive. [snip]

    Fox was the only news outlet in our study that came close to giving Trump positive coverage overall—the split was 52 percent negative to 48 percent positive. But Fox’s coverage varied widely by topic, ranging from highly negative to highly positive (Figure 8).[27] As was true at the other outlets, Fox’s reporters found few good things to say about the public and judicial response to Trump’s executive orders banning Muslim immigrants or the collapse of the House of Representatives’ first attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. Fox’s reporting on Trump’s appointees and Russian involvement in the election was also negative in tone. [snip]

    Trump’s coverage during his first 100 days was negative even by the standards of today’s hyper-critical press. Studies of earlier presidents found nothing comparable to the level of unfavorable coverage afforded Trump. Should it continue, it would exceed even that received by Bill Clinton. There was not a single quarter during any year of Clinton’s presidency where his positive coverage exceeded his negative coverage, a dubious record no president before or since has matched.[29] Trump can’t top that string of bad news but he could take it to a new level. During his first 100 days, Clinton’s coverage was 3-to-2 negative over positive.[30] Trump’s first 100 days were 4-to-1 negative over positive. [snip]

    Nevertheless, the sheer level of negative coverage gives weight to Trump’s contention, one shared by his core constituency, that the media are hell bent on destroying his presidency. As he tweeted a month after taking office, “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”

    Big Media is the enemy!

  8. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/455453/president-trump-undoes-obama-legacy-commonsense-nobama

    President Nobama

    Trump is commonsensically undoing, piece by piece, the main components of Obama’s legacy.

    Donald Trump continues to baffle. Never Trump Republicans still struggle to square the circle of quietly agreeing so far with most of his policies, as they loudly insist that his record is already nullified by its supposedly odious author. Or surely it soon will be discredited by the next Trumpian outrage. Or his successes belong to congressional and Cabinet members, while his failures are all his own. Rarely do they seriously reflect on what otherwise over the last year might have been the trajectory of a Clinton administration.

    Contrary to popular supposition, the Left loathes Trump not just for what he has done. (It is often too consumed with fury to calibrate carefully the particulars of the Trump agenda.) Rather, it despises him mostly for what he superficially represents.

    To many progressives and indeed elites of all persuasions, Trump is also the Prince of Anti-culture: mindlessly naïve American boosterism; conspicuous, 1950s-style unapologetic consumption; repetitive and limited vocabulary; fast-food culinary tastes; Queens accent; herky-jerky mannerisms; ostentatious dress; bulging appearance; poorly disguised facial expressions; embracing rather than sneering at middle-class appetites; a lack of subtlety, nuance, and ambiguity.

    In short Trump’s very essence wars with everything that long ago was proven to be noble, just, and correct by Vanity Fair, NPR, The New Yorker, Google, the Upper West Side, and The Daily Show. There is not even a smidgeon of a concession that some of Trump’s policies might offer tens of thousands of forgotten inner-city youth good jobs or revitalize a dead and written-off town in the Midwest, or make the petroleum of the war-torn Persian Gulf strategically irrelevant to an oil-rich United States.

    Yet one way of understanding Trump — particularly the momentum of his first year — is through recollection of the last eight years of the Obama administration. In reductionist terms, Trump is the un-Obama. Surprisingly, that is saying quite a lot more than simple reductive negativism. Republicans have not seriously attempted to roll back the administrative state since Reagan. On key issues of climate change, entitlements, illegal immigration, government spending, and globalization, it was sometimes hard to distinguish a Bush initiative from a Clinton policy or a McCain bill from a Biden proposal. There was often a reluctant acceptance of the seemingly inevitable march to the European-style socialist administrative state. [snip]

    Yet for the most part, since 1989, we’ve had lots of rhetoric but otherwise no serious effort to prune back the autonomous bureaucracy that grew ever larger. Few Republicans in the executive branch sought to reduce government employment, deregulate, sanction radical expansion of fossil-fuel production, question the economic effects of globalization on Americans between the coasts, address deindustrialization, recalibrate the tax code, rein in the EPA, secure the border, reduce illegal immigration, or question transnational organizations. To do all that would require a president to be largely hated by the Left, demonized by the media, and caricatured in popular culture — and few were willing to endure the commensurate ostracism.

    Read the entire article. Excellent!

  9. Big Media furious at President Trump’s good health, as related by the doctor:

  10. Why don’t the Repugs pass their own DACA / immigration plan giving permanent residency to qualified DACAs , fund the wall, end chain migration, end visa lottery and pass mandatory federal e verify. If they cant get a handful of Dem votes from Trump states then pass with a straight majority because its SO IMPORTANT to save these “children”.
    Dreamers would be silenced into gratitude and the Dems would lose all momentum and relevance.

    FYI ADmin…I’m posting from my old browser where I’m still logged in. I’m still unable to log in on Firefox or on my ipad. Is there any help available to solve this problem? If I lose this connection I will only be a silent reader of the site.

  11. I know this is off topic but there are quite a few animal lovers on this site. I recently read a book called Rescue Road about an amazing man who drives down to the Southern States to pick up rescued dogs bound for adoptive homes up north. The book is dated from 2015. I’m involved in animal rescue here in NY and have 2 rescues from South Carolina. 90% of the puppies and dogs picked up or dumped in these hideous municipal facilities are killed in horrific ways as bad or worse than Auschwitz. The states have not done the job of improving animal control with spay/neuter programs. For those of you who live in these states, how can this still be happening and how do people in this country ignore the cruelty and abuse? I have hoped for years that a national candidate would raise the issue and lead the way. European rates of Euthanasia are extremely low and almost non existent in some countries where people are responsible. Some say its a low income problem and that in middle class and wealthy communities the problems don’t exist.
    I’m heartbroken that I can’t do more and sad that Trump does not seem to care about this issue. I do, however, think that it’s a winning issue with a majority of Americans because the majority of Americans have beloved pets.

  12. Optimist
    Glad to hear from you
    I volunteer at Austin Pets alive we have a 98% no kill rate. Dog centers around the country come to see how we do it. The only animals put down are either too vicious, which is almost never, we have behavioral teams, or in such pain from disease, or cancer, that pain Meds can’t reach them. We have huge foster system where most pets are cared for, obviously not all, but those who also are dying are loved till the end.
    If a animal shelter is still killing animals at 90% rate, which I believe, they are not being led well. We did it in Central Texas when we had 85% kill rate 20 years ago, anywhere can do it with enough volunteers and of course money form people and organizations.
    I don’t know who you would contact from the WH, but it is a winner, we all love our animals

    Problem I see is his sons exotic game hunting issue…

  13. Glad to hear that Trump asked for a cognitive screen. I was hoping he’d do that, but I didn’t think he would.

    Trump constantly exceeds my already high expectations.

  14. Reading a link on Drudge that Pelosi is a sure bet to return as leader of the House as they expect to gain 40 seats!!!! Very depressing!!!!

  15. optimist
    January 16, 2018 at 5:10 pm
    ———————
    Trump cannot do it all. But I think that in a society where the rule of law is respected, it is a better one for all and it filters on down. I know there are places that are horrors. When my BFF cat needed euthanasia I had a service come to the house for her passing. Even in the best circumstances, it is awful. Individuals involved in perverting such activities are very sick, indeed. That is why we need the rule of law.

    I adopted another that was a foster cat from a program supported by Petco. The big pet supply chains are supporting these groups to generate customers. The local veterinaries provide care at cost and get their customers, too. Much better than kitten and puppy mills. This is how Big Business should win.

  16. BlackRock’s Betrayal: #Woke Wall Street Pushes Leftist Agenda on Corporate America

    George Washington statue, New York Stock ExchangeThe Associated Press
    by JOHN CARNEY
    16 Jan 2018
    7
    Larry Fink is probably the most powerful person most Americans have never heard of. And now he is deploying his vast power to cajole corporate America into pursuing a left wing agenda under the guise of asking them to “contribute to society.”
    Laurence D. Fink is the founder and chief executive of the enormous investment firm BlackRock, which manages in the neighborhood of $6 trillion of assets. That enormous hoard of financial assets–which it invests on behalf of individuals with 401(k) plans institutions such as pension funds, state and local governments, Fortune 500 companies, sovereign wealth funds, and college endowments–makes BlackRock the largest investor in the world. It gives BlackRock–and Fink himself–enormous sway in corporate boardrooms and the stock market.

    Now Fink is deploying his financial clout by demanding business leaders adhere to a left-wing agenda. In his annual letter released Tuesday, Fink announced that BlackRock will require that companies make a “positive contribution to society” and “serve a social purpose.”

    That doesn’t sound too bad when stated broadly. Although likely to irk libertarian types who agree with the late economist Milton Friedman that the best social purpose a business can pursue is to maximize profits by selling products its customers want to buy, many Americans probably agree with the notion that corporations should consider how to contribute to society beyond creating jobs, making sales, and earning profits.

    Unfortunately, Fink goes beyond calling for increased corporate responsibility. His letter makes it clear that he defines the act of making a contribution very narrowly. He wants companies to adopt left-wing policy goals in the name of corporate responsibility.

    Companies must ask themselves: What role do we play in the community? How are we managing our impact on the environment? Are we working to create a diverse workforce? Are we adapting to technological change? Are we providing the retraining and opportunities that our employees and our business will need to adjust to an increasingly automated world? Are we using behaviorial financial and other tools to prepare workers for retirement, so that they invest in a way that will help them achieve their goals.

    This reads like a checklist from the priorities of the left wing of the Democratic party? Environmentalism? Check. Diversity virtue signaling? Check. Retraining? Check. Jobs threatened by automation (but not immigration or trade)? Check.

    The last point, about using behavioral financial tools to “prepare workers for retirement” is both a liberal talking point (the left loves the idea of using the lessons of ‘behavioral economics’ to nudge people into behaving in ways liberals think they should) and incredibly self-serving (since pushing workers to save more through 401(k)s is likely to push even more money into BlackRock’s coffers).

    What’s missing from the list? Anything even vaguely conservative, #MAGA, or hinting of economic nationalism. There’s nothing about immigration and the legal duty not to hire illegal immigrants. Nothing about the displacement of workers from unfair trade practices. Nothing about opioid addiction that is devastating so many American families. Nothing about protecting free speech and the traditional of tolerating dissenting political views. No protection for religious freedom. There’s not even talk of working to rebuild America’s failing infrastructure.

    In other words, Fink is not urging corporate America to evolve toward being more socially responsible. This isn’t about companies needing a “sense of purpose” that will benefit society. It’s about loading the dice in favor of the agenda of the left and threatening corporate America with BlackRock’s financial might. If you don’t bend a knee instead of standing for America, you’ll end up on the wrong side of BlackRock. This is #WokeWallStreet at its worst.

    There’s an important lesson for conservatives, Trump voters, and working-class Americans in Fink’s letter. The lesson is stark and simple: the moneyed power on Wall Street does not care about you, your family, your jobs, or your community. It is not your ally. Increasingly, it is your enemy.

  17. Reading a link on Drudge that Pelosi is a sure bet to return as leader of the House as they expect to gain 40 seats!!!! Very depressing!!!!
    ———-
    I will take the other side of that bet.

    We have seen the elephant.

    And we will see more of the elephant when the deep state scandals take center stage.

    This is not an assessment.

    It is a clear case of projection.

    People who say that want to believe it is true.

    And they want to demoralize the rest of us.

    That is how their collective mind works.

    Truth is not part of their narrative.

    It is all about hyperbole and denial.

  18. A narrative like theirs goes to the heart of what liberalism today is all about, which is waltzing us into a state of soft tyranny. Liberalism is designed to promote suicidal policies which are marketed in such a way to make the people feel good about themselves. The tales from the crypt when Pelosi rises from the dead to impeach Trump is that sort of thing. Caveat emptor, JB.

  19. SILENCE: Sen. Cory Booker Lashed Out At Female DHS Secretary. Why No Accusations of Sexism From Fellow Democrats?
    “Your silence and your amnesia is complicity,” Booker shouted at Nielsen, accusing the DHS Secretary of covering up for President Donald Trump because she refused to say for certain whether Trump had called any nation a “sh*t-hole” during a bi-partisan meeting on immigration reform.
    Booker was, of course, showing off. With Oprah now in the ring, Booker needs to prove he has the kind of fire and faux courage necessary to challenge Trump’s re-election, and win out against a much-beloved daytime talk show host. There’s no better way to prove your outrage than to lay into a high-powered female official testifying for hours under oath about a meeting that the president happened to (allegedly) lace with profanity.
    http://www.dailywire.com/news/25964/silence-sen-cory-booker-lashed-out-female-dhs-emily-zanotti
    @SecNielsen was VERY cool, eventually saying I’ve been patient with this line of questioning. My purpose here is to convey what DHS needs re new legislation

    FoxNews Program notes from my memory so if interested double check.
    COS John Kelly on with Bret Baier 6 PM tonight
    Scandalous series beginning Sunday 8 PM – First Installment to Look at Bill Clinton’s Impeachment

  20. It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means!!!

    It’s time for President Trumps

    Shit Show….💥🎉🎊🤗🤪🍿🎯🌋🌅🎇🎆🌉💰🎉🎈📣🔔

  21. Acosta …what Coumtry does that originate from… hmmm

    Well anyways, he is not a shit hole, he is a shit- head…

    One is Country
    One is state of mind

  22. I write for a brand new News & Media site named Alt News Media, and I for one can guarantee that there shall be no Fake News, no cat-calling a fine American President on our site. If we disagree with him, we shall say so, but we shall express our views without spite, without hate, without bias!

    We are due to launch very shortly, and I hope that the Trumpet’s readers will come along and read the real news, the real opinion, on the things which count.

    https://twitter.com/AltNewsMedia?lang=en

  23. Sorry Grandpa1940

    Use my phone and often it’s like creative writing. I stopped apologizing for the spelling

  24. Update: It’s today!!! Big Media is walking on tiptoes today, afraid of the great moment when President Donald J. Trump presents the Big Media Fake News Awards Spectacular. Big Media is afraid of this moment. The awards will highlight that indeed Big Media is the enemy of the American people.

    The Flake tried to undermine the awards by comparing President Trump to leftist totalitarian “Uncle Joe” Stalin in a speech before the senate. But Flake’s publicity stunt, designed to give cover and curry favor with Big Media, was observed by few and melted as soon as it landed. Many recalled how Flake has visited Cuba and defended the corrupt Cuban totalitarian state.

    Few details are known about the Big Media Fake News Awards Spectacular. We do know what news story deserves the Big Media Fake News Award.

    The biggest Big Media Fake News is the almost invisible and entirely ignored story about the triumphant President Trump economy. Wall Street is up today more than 300 points. The DOW has broken through the 26,000 mark. Apple has announced it will bring hundreds of billions of its dollars back to the United States due entirely to the President Trump tax reform law. Other American corporations will bring back additional hundreds of billions if not trillions. Americans are getting tax cuts. Corporations are hiring again and raising salaries. Unemployment is at historic lows. The economy is roaring. Big Media remains silent about the Trump Triumphs. It’s the biggest Fake News story in the entire history of the United States.

    Whether President Trump acknowledges this economic missing story or not in the Awards Spectacular, in this Age of Real, the Triumphant Trump Economy and the lack of incessant news stories about this economic miracle – deserves President Trump’s Big Media Fake News Award.

    —————————————————————————–

  25. Well, I am looking for Trumps Fake News Award. But I do not think he should make it about the market. Talk about fake. There is no real economy right now. Trump would well stay away from that subject. Now we have cryptocurrencies in the mix. David Stockman calls it a raging casino and Harry Dent is still saying it is going to blow. Who knows?

  26. Donad Trump & his Trumpsters – America First – MAGA!

    The Democrats – Illegals First – Don’t mess with the Dreamers – Screw the Military

  27. 2017 Fake News Awards – The full list
    William A. Jacobson | 1/17/2018 – 8:18pm
    And the winner is ….

    Donald Trump promised Fake News Awards.

    Tonight he and the GOP delivered, The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards

    The GOP website crashed from the demand (an archived link is here).

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180118010005/https://gop.com/the-highly-anticipated-2017-fake-news-awards/

    It’s a pretty solid list (the GOP link has images):

    1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

    2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.

    3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

    4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

    5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

    6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.

    7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”

    8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.

    9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.

    10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.

    11. And last, but not least: “RUSSIA COLLUSION!” Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!

  28. Trump Announces The Winners Of “Fake News” Awards
    Wed, 01/17/2018 – 20:43
    Putting to rest confusion about whether he would go through with it or not, President Donald Trump delighted his fans and surprised his critics Wednesday night when he published the winners of the 2018 “Fake News Awards.”

    Ironically, Trump literally broke the internet as the site listing the winners crashed almost immediately after the president tweeted the link around 8 pm Eastern Time, prompting sniggers from journalists who were eagerly awaiting the announcement…

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-17/trump-announces-winners-fake-news-awards

  29. Seems to me Drudge links go back and forth on Trump. Heavily supportive links in general election but as of late, quite a few links indicating midterms could be a disaster for GOP. Just read a link about a GOP state senator who lost in Wisconsin special election to dem in district where Trump won big.

  30. The Dems have seemed of late to be able to get out the vote,
    Nothing based on reality, just anger 24/7
    Trump and his surrogates need to come out strong with his amazing many achievements .
    People will still vote pocketbook but I think you have to ram it down their throats non stop and with the Media non compliant, tough job.
    Trump will need to get on the road … often

  31. Democrats Block 2018 Budget, Gain Another Month to Push Amnesty

    Democrats have successfully blocked the government’s 2018 budget for another month, giving them more time to exhaust and frustrate President Donald Trump and GOP leaders into accepting the Democrats’ game-winning amnesty for millions of illegals.

    Late Tuesday, the GOP gave up on 2018 budget talks and drafted a new temporary budget plan, dubbed a Continuing Resolution, which would keep the government open for another month until February 16. That date will mark almost five months after the 2018 budget was slated to begin October 1.
    If the CR passes the House and Senate, the GOP and the Democrats will get another month to develop a 2018 budget while Democrats gain another month to wear down GOP and Trump opposition to their amnesty-plus plan.

    The amnesty talks are being overseen by the four deputy leaders of the Senate and House , including GOP Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy. Democrats’ negotiations tactics include emotional public claims of racism, televised sob stories from migrants, skewed polls, as well as intense back-room lobbying by illegal immigrants, open-borders advocates and by the CEOs whose stock-options would be reduced if a shortage of labor drives up wages.

    If the amnesty does get approved by an exhausted Trump and GOP, it would wreck Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” presidency, 2018 turnout and his reelection. The approval would prove that Democrats, the establishment media, and business lobbies have the political power to simply raise the supply of cheap imported labor whenever companies are forced to pay higher wages to Americans, regardless of Trump’s stunning victory in 2016.

    If the Democrats’ amnesty push is foiled, then voters will be able to decide in November if they want a Congress to reduce or raise the immigration which has helped freeze Americans’ wages since 2000.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/17/democrats-block-2018-budget-gain-month-push-amnesty/

  32. Of all the immigration policies which have harmed US citizens, counting illegals, doling out tax funds to them, and giving them representation in all legislative forms has been the most damaging. That is going to end. http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/01/17/california-to-lose-congressional-seat-if-census-questions-citizenship/
    “But Politico reports that could change with the Department of Justice sending a letter on December 12 to the Census Bureau asking that the citizenship question eliminated in 2010 during the Obama administration be reinstated for the 2020 Census.”
    “According to the Justice Department’s General Counsel, Arthur E. Gary, “This data is critical to the Department’s enforcement of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and its important protections against racial discrimination in voting.” He added, “To fully enforce those requirements, the Department needs a reliable calculation of the citizen voting-age population in localities where voting rights violations are alleged or suspected.” CITIZEN VOTING. Not how many bodies crammed in and rounded up to be counted.

    Blue state model states have actively sought non-citizen residents to pump up their census numbers giving themselves an up-size say in the nation’s policy determinations. This has been a goal at every level of government for the past twenty years and an official Obama era policy since 2010. It not only distorts the legislative process at the federal, state and even local levels, it dilutes the vote of citizens and makes a mockery of the “consent of the governed”. Absolutely nothing in the US Constitution gives a non-citizen the right to elected representation. Nothing. The Democrats argue that DACA signer-uppers have legislative rights. Where? Who gave them this right? NO ONE.

    States, cities and even regions which are losing US citizen populations for various reasons are actively and openly replacing them with non-citizens to take the place of citizens in the census. OR bulk up their numbers to deprive other regions or areas of their representatives since the number of representatives set in any legislative body is finite. High levels of immigration either through enormous quotas for foreign workers, chain migration, endless “refugees” and their placement in shrinking population zones, or blatant favoritism of illegal aliens or even amnesty are an absolute necessity to continue the “census” scam. Bulked up census stats mean more congress persons from these areas which in turn means more federal dollars and an outsize political influence for non-citizens who have their own “representatives” even if they cannot LEGALLY vote since they bring in dollars. They don’t have to vote. They have a congressman anyway there to suck in more dollars and influence.

    They lost the blue model SALT tax vote in tax reform. Sen Durbin of the shrinking state of IL (for a thousand reasons people are packing up and leaving) said openly that he works all day and every day for his DACA (non citizen and non voting) “constituents” to obviously keep that federal tax money coming in to pump up the IL census. They appear to be willing to shut down the citizen’s government to keep the non-citizens happy (and themselves) to keep the scam rolling.

    Since the Democrats were too busy “Look squirrel” with insane Trump, Piss Dossier Trump, racist Trump, impeachment any second now Trump, etc, let’s see if the census scam is over their heads also as the SALT tax repeal seemed to escape their notice. It’s a catch 22 for Dems as they can’t really acknowledge the scam because they don’t want to discuss it or make the public aware. Or how many non-citizens live in the US.

  33. Good news, Congresswoman Maxine Waters .Republican House Member Sean Duffy’s wife has graciously offered her ticket to the young Black man who wanted to sit in one of your empty seats at President Trump’s State Of The Union Address.

  34. What’s up with Kelly coming out and saying that Trumps views are evolving on the wall and immigration, things he didn’t “understand “ during the campaign

    I say WTF

  35. Trump says, NOOOO, STFU Kelly !

  36. JodyA222, we read that article. It should be read by all.

    We know many people who work for or run non-profits in foreign countries that replicate much of what the Peace Corps does. They have all told us that much of the work they do is a waste because they cannot fundamentally change the mindset of those cultures. The organizations that help women are always frustrated because all the financial and other benefits they provide women always are turned over to the men. The article you cited sums up much of what we have been told over the years.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/01/what_i_learned_in_peace_corps_in_africa_trump_is_right.html

  37. Need more good winning? Heavens to Betsy:

    http://getschooled.blog.myajc.com/2018/01/16/betsy-devos-common-core-is-dead-at-u-s-department-of-education/

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave a far-ranging speech today in Washington at an American Enterprise Institute conference, “Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned.”

    She announced the death of Common Core, at least in her federal agency.

    “Unsurprisingly, nearly every state accepted Common Core standards and applied for hundreds of millions of dollars in “Race to the Top” funds. But despite this change, the United States’ PISA performance did not improve in reading and science, and it dropped in math from 2012 to 2015.

    Then, rightly, came the public backlash to federally imposed tests and the Common Core. I agree – and have always agreed – with President Trump on this: “Common Core is a disaster.” And at the U.S. Department of Education, Common Core is dead.”

  38. I read that article too Admin and JodyA222

    It was very sad and unfortunately we are still dumping millions into these countrys to see $$$$ disappear and wide eyed youth from all over the world , and I must say it was something I thought about in my youth, finding their efforts hit smack in the face with reality.

    These are the cultures Kennedy and obama have blessed America with.

    Mind blowing

    Change really does have to start from within..

  39. Release the memo!!!:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/18/gop-lawmakers-demand-alarming-memo-on-fisa-abuses-be-made-public.html

    A four-page memo circulating in Congress that reveals United States government surveillance abuses is being described by lawmakers as “shocking,” “troubling” and “alarming,” with one congressman likening the details to KGB activity in Russia.

    Speaking with Fox News, the lawmakers said they could not yet discuss the contents of the memo they reviewed on Thursday after it was released to members by the House Intelligence Committee. But they say the memo should be immediately made public.

    It is so alarming the American people have to see this,” Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said.

    It’s troubling. It is shocking,” North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows said. “Part of me wishes that I didn’t read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.

    Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz said he believed people could lose their jobs after the memo is released.

    I believe the consequence of its release will be major changes in people currently working at the FBI and the Department of Justice,” he said, referencing DOJ officials Rod Rosenstein and Bruce Ohr.

    “You think about, ‘is this happening in America or is this the KGB?’ That’s how alarming it is,” Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry said.

    The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday approved a motion by New York Rep. Pete King to release the memo on abuses of FISA, or the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, to all House members.

    A source close to the matter said the memo details the Intelligence Committee’s oversight work for the FBI and Justice, including the controversy over unmasking and FISA surveillance.

    The vote Thursday morning on releasing the memo to lawmakers was along party lines, with Democrats voting against making it available for all members.

    The process for releasing it to the public involves a committee vote, a source said. If approved, it could be released as long as there are no objections from the White House within five days.

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News in December that his investigators have already uncovered evidence of abuse in the U.S. government’s surveillance practices.

    “I believe there’s evidence that abuses have occurred,” Nunes said at the time.

    Nunes pointed to the leaked conversation of former national security adviser, Gen. Mike Flynn with the Russian ambassador.

    On Thursday, the Senate voted 65-34 to reauthorize a FISA provision that allows U.S. spy agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad for six years. The bill, which already has been passed by the House, now heads to the White House,where President Donald Trump has said he will sign it into law.

    Release the dang memo!!!

  40. cannot wait for all that info to be released…
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    is anyone else sick of hearing the ever so condescending Lindsey Graham drone on…he presents an absurd proposition to PDT towards the “deal” & then tries to shame the President & the WH into accepting his plan

    No thanks, I’ll take a Tom Cotton over a Lindsey Graham any day..

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    uncharacteristically the NYT opened up their opinion page to Trump supporters…you can read some of their letters at this link

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/17/opinion/trump-voters-supporters.html

  41. Lou Dobbs is talking about the “bombshell intel memo” right now. This from an earlier show:

    Release the dang memo!!!

  42. admin
    January 18, 2018 at 3:12 pm
    ———
    A friend of mine won the Irish Open twice and played the European Tour for several years. During that time, he played tournaments in Africa, the Gold Coast, South Africa, etc. On one occasion, he paid his caddie $100 as opposed to the standard $5 for the tournament. In other words, he broke with tradition. The caddie came to his hotel room that night, along with his extended family. They all demanded $100. He told them no and made them leave. At some point, people like that will come to America thanks to the Dimocrats, and they will all become nuclear scientists, brain surgeons etc.

  43. She said this as if it’s a bad thing!
    ——

    Via DCCC email: Nancy Pelosi

    Not only has President Trump disrespected President Obama by calling him “the most ignorant president in our history,” he’s all but destroyed President Obama’s phenomenal legacy.

    I watched as Trump reversed President Obama’s commitment to the Paris climate agreement, insulting our global partners and endangering our environment. He slashed the individual mandate, intentionally destabilizing President Obama’s signature health law.

    He’s destroyed President Obama’s policies on DREAMers, offshore oil drilling, and even his Iran nuclear deal.

    My Democratic colleagues and I are fighting back relentlessly, but without a majority in either House of Congress, we have nearly no power to stop him.

  44. From the leftist Trump hating Boston Globe – Forked tongue squaw:

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2018/01/19/elizabeth-warren-native-american-problem-goes-beyond-politics/uK9pGOl4JBmqmRUcxTNj3H/story.html

    She’s taken flak from the right for years as a “fake Indian,” including taunts from President Trump, who derisively calls her “Pocahontas.’’ That clamor from the right will only grow with her increasing prominence.

    And, more telling, there’s also discomfort on the left and among some tribal leaders and activists that Warren has a political blind spot when it comes to the murkiness surrounding her story of her heritage, which blew up as an issue in her victorious 2012 Massachusetts Senate race. In recent months, Daily Show host Trevor Noah mocked her for claiming Native American ancestry and the liberal website ThinkProgress published a scathing criticism of her by a Cherokee activist who said she should apologize.[snip]

    Questions about her complicated relationships with Native American tribes gained steam recently, soon after Trump launched another “Pocahontas’’ attack while he was hosting elderly Navajo code talkers in the White House. His comments drew heat, both for their tone and the setting, but the line of attack resonates.

    Her false claims back up some of the worst stereotypes of Indians, which is that we no longer exist and we’re not seen as a contemporary or vibrant community,” said Rebecca Nagle, a Cherokee advocate who, on Nov. 30, penned the scathing rebuke of Warren on ThinkProgress. Nagle’s op-ed was entitled: “I am a Cherokee woman. Elizabeth Warren is not.’’

    “If Warren is going to be this bulldog of the left, she has this really problematic thing,’’ Nagle said in an interview with the Globe. “If she just apologizes, it would go away.”

    The ThinkProgress piece was especially startling because the website is operated by the political arm of the Center for American Progress, a Washington think tank closely associated with Hillary Clinton. Neera Tanden, a Clinton ally who runs CAP, didn’t respond to a request for comment. Neither did Judd Legum, editor in chief of ThinkProgress. [snip]

    Over the course of her life, Warren did at times embrace this family story of Native American roots. In 1984, she contributed five recipes to a Native American cookbook entitled “Pow Wow Chow: A Collection of Recipes From Families of the Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole.” In the book, which was edited by her cousin and unearthed during her 2012 campaign by the Boston Herald, her name is listed as “Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee.”

    Warren also listed herself as a minority in a legal directory published by the Association of American Law Schools from 1986 to 1995. She’s never provided a clear answer on why she stopped self-identifying.

    She was also listed as a Native American in federal forms filed by the law schools at Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania where she worked.

    And in 1996, as Harvard Law School was being criticized for lacking diversity, a spokesman for the law school told the Harvard Crimson that Warren was Native American.

    Warren has not formally claimed to be Native American during her time in the Senate, where the chamber’s historian lists three former senators as having American Indian heritage. Senators self-report their ethnicity to the historian’s office. Her office has declined to comment on why.

    When Warren was running for the Senate in 2012, the Massachusetts Republican Party and her opponent Scott Brown focused on her heritage.
    The issue became explosive in 2012 as Warren was running for Senate. The Massachusetts Republican Party and her opponent Scott Brown focused on her heritage, which included Republican operatives trying to rattle her by dressing up in American Indian regalia, attending her public events and making war whoops.

    It frankly became a much bigger issue than anyone expected, and it went on much longer than anyone expected,” said Mary Anne Marsh, a Democratic strategist based in Boston. “It was compounded by the Warren campaign’s refusal to address it.”

    She added: “When someone is pouring gasoline on a fire it’s always better to put the fire out. But, in this case, the Warren campaign thought it would burn itself out.”’ [snip]

  45. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/19/sonia-sotomayor-health-scare-349971

    Paramedics were called to the Washington home of Justice Sonia Sotomayor Friday morning, but a Supreme Court spokeswoman said the justice was not hospitalized and went to work Friday after being treated for low blood sugar.

    “She experienced symptoms of low blood sugar at her home this morning. She was treated by emergency medical services and is doing fine,” court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg told POLITICO. “She’s at work and following her usual schedule and will be participating in all planned activities over the weekend.”

    The episode caused concern to some neighbors of the 63-year-old justice, who lives in an apartment near Washington’s Shaw and Columbia Heights neighborhoods.

    Sotomayor was diagnosed as a child with Type 1 diabetes, which she now controls through a combination of synthetic insulin injections, glucose tablets and regular checks of her blood sugar.

  46. Build the WALL:

    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/01/19/border-wall-models-thwart-military-tests/

    Border Wall Models Thwart US Commandos In Tests

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.

    Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information was not authorized for public release.

    A Customs and Border Protection report on the tests identifies strengths and flaws of each design but does not pick an overall winner or rank them, though it does point to see-through steel barriers topped by concrete as the best overall design, the official said.

    The report recommends combining elements of each, depending on the terrain. The official likened it to a Lego design, pulling pieces from different prototypes.

    Carlos Diaz, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection, said the agency is still in “the testing phase” and that results are being evaluated. He said combining elements of different prototypes instead of picking a winner is consistent with previous statements by officials. He noted that the agency said in its bidding guidelines that a minimum height of 18 feet (5.4 meters) would be a key characteristic. He said he did not have additional details on test results. [snip]

    Ronald Vitiello, the agency’s acting deputy commissioner, said after visiting the prototypes in October that he was struck most by the 30-foot (9.1-meter) heights, which are significantly higher than existing barriers. Taller barriers are undoubtedly more effective, but whether the cost is justified will be up for debate.

    The highly trained testers scaled 16 to 20 feet (4.9 to 6.1 meters) unassisted but needed help after that, said the official who described the assaults on the wall prototypes to the AP. Testers also expressed safety concerns about getting down from 30 feet.

    Only once did a tester manage to land a hook on top of the wall without help, the official said. Tubes atop some models repelled climbing devices but wouldn’t work in more mountainous areas because the terrain is too jagged.

    The report favors steel at ground level because agents can see what is happening on the other side and holes can more easily be patched, the official said. With concrete, large slabs have to be replaced for even small breaches, which is time-consuming and expensive. Topping the steel with smooth concrete surfaces helps prevent climbing.

  47. Mitch couldn’t get Er done…

    Schumer shutdown
    OVER ILLEGALS

    Democrats and usual suspect Republicans pick illegals over USA Military

  48. Shut down sounds fine to me. Trump has certainly turned out to be the most entertaining POTUS of our time. You would think the dimwits would get it by now. They are about to get Trumped again.

  49. The story I got is that President Trump blew up a the disreputable Chuck Schumer during their closed door meeting. Chuck, is out of his league. I hope the president twists the knife.

  50. wbboei,

    I would be disappointed if he had done anything less. I am sure he has been looking forward to this for years. I am getting out the popcorn for this show.

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