Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Rocky Mountain High: Trump picks Colorado conservative for SCOTUS

Lake Dillon and the Rockies, Colorado
Does anyone--whether they support the president or not--doubt that Donald Trump is a conservative.

From the Denver Post:
President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, a selection that gives the fourth-generation Coloradan a chance to become the state’s first high-court justice since Byron White retired in 1993.

Trump made the announcement during a prime-time address at the White House with the Colorado judge present. Gorsuch, a judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, beat out a slate of 20 other nominees Trump has floated in recent months. On hand was Maureen Scalia, widow of Justice Antonin Scalia, whom Gorsuch would replace.

"I've always felt that after the defense of our nation, the most important decision a president can make is the selection of a Supreme Court justice," Trump said. "I've selected an individual whose qualities define, really and closely define, what we’re looking for: outstanding legal skill, a brilliant legal mind and discipline."
I really like this pick. Gorsuch is an originalist--he looks to the US Constitution for guidance when making legal decisions, which is as it is supposed to be.

Of course the leftists who dominate the Democratic Party see Gorsuch as extreme. Is the US Constitution extreme to them?

As for the last Coloradan on the nation's highest court, Byron "Whizzer" White, he was a John F. Kennedy appointee who was a rarity--a Democratic appointee who ended up serving as a conservative. Usually it's the Republican picks who flip.

Many SCOTUS justices come from the DC  Court of Appeals, which is a problem because the Beltway culture can lure good people into "going native" and forget their conservative roots.

But Gorcush comes from the Denver Court of Appeals.

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(Video) Ingraham: Ingraham: No parallel between Trump, Nixon over ousted AG

Leftists are so predictable. The older ones not only want to live in the past but they see current events as reruns of their faded dreams. So the Occupy movement was their way of reliving the 1960s anti-war protests. And last night's firing by Donald Trump by the acting US attorney general is a repeat, in their tired eyes, of the "Saturday Night Massacre," when Richard M. Nixon fired his attorney general, then his assistant, for their refusal to follow Tricky Dicky's demand that he fire the Watergate special prosecutor, Archibald Cox. As that post was a Career Reserved post, Cox could only be fired for cause, that is for incompetence or malfeasance.

The acting AG, Sally Yates, who Donald Trump fired yesterday was dismissed because she refused to carry out and enforce a presidential executive order on immigration from seven Middle Eastern nations.

She made a political decision to disobey her boss. Trump of course was right to terminate her employment.

So the so-called Monday Night Massacre is no Saturday Night Massacre.

As for the younger leftists, they are regretful that they missed the good old days of liberalism and they want to relive the glories of their radical teachers and professors. So they are wearing pink pussy hats and having tantrums at airports.

Laura Ingraham dismissed the comparisons between Trump and Nixon this morning.

(Video) Trump adviser: Obama appointee betrayed her office, country

Stephen Miller, a senior advisor to Donald Trump, said that Sally Yates, the woman fired by the president for refusing to carry out his immigration directive, betrayed her office and country.

Monday, January 30, 2017

You're fired: Trump cans insubordinate bureaucrat

John "Lee" Ruberry of the
Magnificent Seven
President Trump comes from the private-sector, what I like to call the producing-sector. I'm a life-time member of the wealth-creating part of our economy too.

In the producing-sector, if your boss tells you to do something and you don't do it, your job is absolutely at risk.

This evening Trump fired an insubordinate bureaucrat, an Obama-holdover.


From AP:
President Donald Trump on Monday fired Sally Yates, the acting attorney general and a Democratic appointee, after she refused to defend in court his controversial refugee and immigration ban.

The extraordinary public clash over Trump's most consequential policy decision to date laid bare the discord and dissent surrounding the executive order, which temporarily halted the entire U.S. refugee program and banned all entries from seven Muslim-majority nations for 90 days.

The firing came hours after Yates directed Justice Department attorneys not to defend the executive order, saying she was not convinced it was lawful or consistent with the agency's "obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right."

In a statement, Trump said Yates had "betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States." He named longtime federal prosecutor Dana Boente as Yates' replacement.
Don't shed tears for Yates. If she worked for the feds for long enough she'll still qualify for a pension. Yates probably already has a book deal lined up and a daily show on the MSNBC madhouse.

(Video) Do refugees have the same rights as US citizens?

I think you know the answer.

Chiraq: 4 dead and at least 23 others wounded over weekend

West Pullman
It was noticeably colder this weekend as opposed to the last one in Chicago, so shootings predictably dropped. Four people were shot to death in Chiraq during this weekend and at least 23 others were wounded. Twice that many were shot last weekend.

But leave it to me to find the bad news among the good. Two of the fatal shootings happened in normally quiet areas, Goose Island on the North Side and Belmont-Cragin on the Northwest Side. The other murders took place in West Pullman on the Far South Side and Brighton Park. That Southwest Side neighborhood is becoming a hot spot for violence.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

(Video) Durbin won't rule out filibustering Trump pick for SCOTUS

Dick Durbin (D-IL), who nominally represents me in the US Senate, told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace that won't rule out filibustering President Donald Trump's pick for the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

Durbin filibustered Samuel Alito, President Bush's second pick to the highest court, Samuel Alito.

From Da Tech Guy: Trump needs to “send in the feds” to investigate Chicago pols’ ties to gangs

Chicago needs more feds, or perhaps, different feds, as I explain in my latest post at Da Tech Guy: Trump needs to “send in the feds” to investigate Chicago pols’ ties to gangs.

From NRO: Trump's executive order on refugees — Separating fact from hysteria

As with myself, I oppose a blanket restriction on valid green card holders from entering the United States from the seven majority-Muslim nations designated as terror and jihad hotbeds by President Trump--so does David French of the National Review.

Unlike myself, French is a #NeverTrump man who briefly toyed with running for president as an independent.

Still, what he said on  Saturday on National Review Online, a #NeverTrump publication, makes a lot of sense: Trump's executive order on refugees — Separating fact from hysteria.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Richard Thompson: I Feel So Good

Pushed out as a misguided attempt to make Richard Thompson an FM rock music favorite--it didn't work--his "I Feel So Good" from his Rumor And Sigh album still manages to be a powerful tune.

(Video) Media cluelessness and President Trump

Last night guest host Eric Bolling interviewed senior President Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway about the clueless mainstream media after her boss' first joint press conference, which took place with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Friday, January 27, 2017

(Video) Hannity's interview of Trump in full

Here it is, Sean Hannity's complete interview of President Donald J. Trump, which aired last night on Fox News.

Obama Winter: Economy grew just 1.6% in 2016

Herbert Hoover birthplace,
West Branch, Iowa
Barack Obama was the first president since Herbert Hoover not to have a year of three percent grown during his term.

Obama Winter is over. Trump Spring is here.

From CNN:
The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 1.6% in 2016, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

In the last three months of the year -- between October and December -- the economy grew at an annual rate of 1.9%. It's the slowest pace of growth since 2011.

It reflects how slow the recovery has been for many Americans since the Great Recession, which ended in 2009.

Weak economic growth was a key reason behind President Trump's election. He promises to get growth up to 4% a year, something that hasn't happened since the late 1990s.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Great Wall of Trump: President proposes 20% tariff on Mexican goods

If he builds it they won't come.

There's a new sheriff in Washington--and Mexico hasn't seen anything like him since Yul Brynner led the Magnificent Seven south of the border.

From the Detroit News:
The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump would consider paying for a border wall with Mexico – estimated to cost up to $14 billion – by imposing a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico.

If Trump proposed such a plan and it were approved by Congress, it would deal a blow to Detroit’s three automakers, which have factories in Mexico to export vehicles not only to foreign countries but also to the United States.

The plan would require withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement, under which most goods including vehicles traded between the two countries face no tariff.

The announcement came on the same day that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled a meeting with Trump that had been scheduled for next week, over tensions stemming from Trump's plans to build the border wall.
About an hour ago the president's press secretary, Sean Spicer, walked back the controversy a bit by saying the tariff is one item Trump is considering.

Mexico president cancels White House visit

Apparently the president of Mexico does not want to pay for the southern border wall.

From Fox Business:
Mexico's president on Thursday scrapped a planned summit with Donald Trump in the face of insistent tweets from the U.S. president demanding Mexico pay for a border wall, a deepening spat that threatens Mexican efforts to salvage trade ties.

Taking a page out of Trump's playbook, President Enrique Pena Nieto fired the salvo on Twitter, after Trump's call for Mexico to foot the bill for his planned wall prompted a groundswell of calls in Mexico for next week's meeting to be called off.

Trump said in a Twitter message earlier on Thursday that his Mexican counterpart should cancel his scheduled visit to Washington if Mexico refuses to pay for the wall that he has ordered constructed along the border. Trump views the wall, a major promise during his election campaign, as part of a package of measures to curb illegal immigration.

Six shot at Chiraq memorial for shooting victim, 8 others wounded in other Wednesday violence

The night after President Trump vowed to "send in the Feds" to stop Chicago carnage, there were 14 shootings yesterday, including six people who shot at a memorial for a victim of Chiraq violence.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:
A mass shooting at a memorial in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side left six people — including a 12-year-old girl — wounded Wednesday night, officials said.

Also among the victims: the mother of the person being memorialized.

About 8:15 p.m., officers responding to a calls of shots fired found the victims inside a restaurant in the 500 block of East 75th Street, according to Chicago Police.

A bullet grazed the girl's head, and she was taken in good condition to Comer Children's Hospital, according to police and fire officials.
There were eight other Chiraq shootings yesterday, amazingly, only one on the West Side, which has seen the worst violence so far this year.

Lithuania building fence along Russian border

Make Lithuania Great Again.

From Reuters:
Lithuania plans to build a two-meter high wire fence along its border with the Russian region of Kaliningrad, its interior minister said on Tuesday [last week], amid continued tensions between Moscow and the Baltic states, which are members of NATO.

Eimutis Misiunas acknowledged that such a fence would provide little defense against a full-blown military assault but said it underscored Lithuanians' concerns about a more assertive Russia and could also help prevent lesser cross-border incursions.

"As we evaluate the geopolitical threats, the Russian geopolitical threats, Lithuanian politicians have expressed their will that we need to have a physical barrier with such a country (as Russia)," Misiunas told Reuters.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

#TrumpSpring: Dow closes above 20,000 for first time

This is yuge, my friends. For the first time in history the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 20,000. On the day before Election Day the DJIA was just short of 18,000. The market has been performing bigly since Trump was elected--and once again I have to pat myself on the back for not listening to the advice from my past and present broker for and not moving my funds into a low-growth but low-risk fund.

I knew that after Barack Obama was gone the market would take off. Even Hillary would have been better than Dear Leader.

But Donald J. Trump is president and it's time for America to be Great Again.

(Video) Benson: No surprise with Trump moving forward with wall

It astounds me that some people are surprised that President Donald Trump is moving forward with plans to build a wall at the Mexican border.

Guy Benson of Townhall is puzzled too as to why people didn't see this coming. C'mon now. Trump campaigned on building that wall.

Texas Gov Abbott: Voter fraud is real, it must be stopped

While on Fox and Friends this morning, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott discussed vote fraud. While he was attorney general there, Abbott says he prosecuted about 50 cases for voter fraud, including one involving a Dallas area woman who was in the country illegally who cast ballots multiple times.

Vote fraud is real and it must be ended, Abbott says.

Trump might be on to something with voter fraud allegations

President Donald J. Trump may be on to something with his claims three-to-five millions of illegal votes were cast in the November general election. My guess is that there could than many non-citizens and illegal aliens who are registered to vote, thanks to Motor Voter laws. Did all of them cast ballots? Probably not. Here's a story from the San Jose Mercury News that says 800,000 illegal aliens received a driver's license in California over a two year period.

Trump is calling for an investigation of illegal voting.

Last month, when I renewed my driver's license here in Illinois, a weary Secretary of State employee rotely read from a script asking me if I wanted to register to vote. Of course I was not asked if I was in the country legally or even if I was a US citizen.

Not only is it against the law for illegal aliens to register to vote, it is against the law for non-citizens who are in the country legally to register to vote, let alone cast ballots.
While these are not huge numbers, there are dead people voting. In Chicago 119 dead voters cast ballots 229 times over the last ten years. Those "dead" voters committed a felony.

In November in Detroit there were 782 more votes than voters.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Trump vows to "send in the feds" to fix "horrible" Chicago carnage

During the general election campaign Donald J. Trump became the first Republican since perhaps Herbert Hoover to make a serious effort to win African-American votes. He didn't get many but he exceeded Mitt Romney's miniscule tally.

The president, following up on his inauguration vow to be the president of all Americans, is not forgetting blacks now that he's moved into the White House

Yep, Trump on Twitter tonight said, "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on, 228 shootings with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!"

What "the feds" mean is anyone's guess, but the president better make plans, if he hasn't already, because Chicago's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, a hardened liberal, will not be able to diminish the carnage because like his old boss, Barack Obama, Emanuel is an ideologue who cannot envision any solution to a problem that doesn't involve leftism.

Gutfeld: If I were Rahm I'd shut up

Fox News Greg Gutfeld took Chicago's failed mayor, Rahm Emanuel, to task for criticizing Donald Trump for fighting with the media over such issues as the size of the crowd at the president's inauguration.

Emanuel should be focusing on Chicago's climbing murder rate. Last year nearly 800 people were murdered in Chicago--and killings in 2017 are already outpacing that brutal year.

From post at Da Tech Guy:

Why is Chicago so corrupt?

VDH: Prosperity will shut down celebrity leftist radicals

If the economy soars in the next four years--get ready bigly for eight years of President Donald Trump.

Sure, the liberals will battle him for his tone and off-the-cuff comments and insults.


From Victor Davis Hanson:
But it's far more likely that Trump's fate will hinge on his economic reforms. Achieve 4 percent–plus GDP growth rate and then Black Lives Matter, the residuals of Occupy Wall Street, the hysterical House Democrats, and the assorted unhinged fringe of Michael Moore, Lena Dunham, and Madonna will recede into the woodwork.
Trump will soon take a weed wacker to Barack Obama's anti-prosperity regulations and this morning he took the first step for the construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines.

Trump wants to Make America Great Again.

Murders in Chiraq this year outpacing 2016

Building a New Chicago
Can violence get even worse in Chiraq? Sure! As bad as last year was--2017 is off to an even bloodier start.

Last year Chicago suffered more murders--than New York City and Los Angeles combined.

From ABC Chicago:
After an extremely violent 2016, this year seems to be on track to be worse. The number of murders in Chicago in 2017 is outpacing the same period last year.

Police said there have been nearly 37 murders in Chicago so far this year. Last year, the city had 51 murders for all of January.

There are also reports are showing nearly 250 people have been shot so far in 2017.

(Video) Anti-Trump thugs attack Gold Star family members

Yep, the protesters, at least many of them, are nothing but a nasty violent rabble.

On Friday Ryan Manion, whose brother was killed in Iraq, and Amy Looney, whose brother fell in Afghanistan, were attacked by a leftist mob outside the American Legion's Salute to American Heroes Inaugural Gala Friday night Friday evening.

Manion and Looney were called vile names, spat upon, pushed, and shoved. These are not protesters--they are thugs. I fear for my country if these beasts are ever put into a position of responsibility and power.

Trump's great start: Keystone, #DAPL to move forward; federal hiring freeze

Sure, he's foul-mouthed and brash, but I am still dumbfounded how any conservative can still be opposed to Donald J. Trump.

Later today the president will sign a couple of executive orders that will kickstart the construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines. On the latter, Barack Obama dithered on it for seven years before predictably doing what his millionaire environmentalist donors wanted. Yesterday Trump signed an executive order calling for a hiring freeze for federal workers--which excludes the military.

Already today Trump told Detroit automakers that he will ease up on regulations as he encourages the Big Three to build plants and of course create jobs.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hannity: Trump launching a shock and awe campaign against DC

President Donald J. Trump is off to a splendid start as fights for the Forgotten Man.

Sean Hannity has more.


(Video) Do women's marches resonate outside liberal cities?

Do women's marches resonate outside liberal cities? Well if someone is asking that question, then they probably don't

Crystal Wright of ConservativeBlackChick.com doesn't think so.

Oh, what rational person wears a pink pussy hat?

Related post:

Discarded signs from the Chicago Women's March

Chiraq: 6 dead and at least 47 wounded over weekend

Abandoned West Side home
In most places an unseasonably warm winter weekend is a welcome event. But not in Chicago, where familiarity means contempt--two people who don't like each other who otherwise might not be in each other's view on a typical January day find themselves face to face. And then someone pulls a gun.

Over this weekend six people were shot to death in Chiraq and another 47 were wounded. Three of the murders happened on the West Side--that part of the city is off to a really bad start for the New Year. The Southwest Side, the Northwest Side, and the South Side each had one murder.

But it was not quiet on the South Side--in Englewood, which is Chicago is synonymous with violence although parts of the West Side are even worse, four people were wounded yesterday afternoon outside of a convenience store.

Just before the weekend started Donald Trump was inaugurated. Somehow I expect he'll be blamed for these shootings.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Discarded signs from the Chicago Women's March

I walked around the most patriotic place in downtown Chicago this afternoon--and of course that's the Trump International Hotel and Tower, where many participants from yesterday's anti-Donald Trump Women's March protested.

I found several protest signs--near trash cans--but all of them on the pavement. Leftists are such pigs--after Tea Party events you can never tell anyone was there.

Okay, in the pic here--taken an hour after a 2010 Tea Party Express rally--is not Chicago. That's downtown Rockford, Illinois.

Beautiful, isn't it?

This sign reads "My body, my choice." Included is a pair of ovaries that are giving the finger.


That's a vagina--and the artist even made the effort to include the clitoris.

This pussy grabs back. Exit polls indicate that Donald Trump collected about 42 percent of the women's vote--with 54 going to Hillary Clinton. The rest went to other candidates. While Trump didn't win a majority of the female vote--Hillary Clinton didn't get all of it either. My point? These protesters don't speak for all women.

Holy crap, one of the leftists actually took the effort to place their no-longer-needed protest sign in a trash can. No, just kidding. I put that sign there--because I'm a good citizen.

Illinois Democratic thug pol moves to silence blogger

McHenry County
Illinois Democratic thuggery reaches far beyond Chicago. Take for instance Jack Franks of rural Marengo in McHenry County northwest of the city. When he was a state representative it was Franks who portrayed himself as the moral compass for the Democratic Party when Rod Blagojevich was embarrassing and destroying Illinois.

But Franks is a big weenie, as Cal Skinner explains in his blog: Jack Franks moves to limit McHenry County Blog reporting.

And Franks is a bully and a chicken of Marengo.

Over a century ago Justice Louis Brandeis wrote, "Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants."

He's right.

Let the sunshine in, Cal. Let it shine.

From Da Tech Guy: Why is Chicago so corrupt?

Yes, I return to Chicago for my weekly post at Da Tech Guy: Why is Chicago so corrupt?

(Video) Gutfield: A message to the Trump protesters

If the Inauguration Day protesters wanted to sway minds, then violent riots that include arson and wanton vandalism, in my opinion, aren't the way to do so.

Watch as Fox News' Greg Gutfield shames the cowards who destroyed a bus shelter--what does that have to do with President Trump?--and an unhinged woman who wails "Nooooo!" as Trump was sworn in.

And yes, yesterday Madonna, at a women's rally, shared this thought: "I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House."

Oh, what's with the masked man waving a rubber chicken over his head? Gutfield thinks that he could be Keith Olbmermann.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

MSNBC's Matthews decries "Hitlerian background" of Trump's speech

President Donald Trump--oh, how I love typing that--said in his inaugural address "And, yes, together we will make America great again."

And that he wants to put "America first."

Trump did not advocate invading Poland. But MNSNBC's Chris Matthews said of Trump's first speech as president that it had a "Hitlerian background."

No, it did not.

Presidents of the United States of America (Drew Carey theme): Cleveland Rocks

It's a great day for patriots. Donald J. Trump is the 45th president of the United States of America.

And for my Saturday musical selection I am going with the Presidents of the United States of America and their version of Ian Hunter's "Cleveland Rocks."

The video is from the intro from the Drew Carey Show.

Cleveland is Ohio's largest city--and Ohio went for Trump. And as goes Ohio so goes the nation.

Historian Brinkley: This was Trump's best speech

Author and historian Douglas Brinkley on CNN--yes, CNN, the Clinton News Network--said that President Donald Trump's inaugural address was his best speech yet.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Krauthammer: Trump presidency will be "nothing like previous presidencies"

Charles Krauthammer, who was a tepid supporter of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, says that the administration will be "nothing like previous presidencies."

Krauthammer notes "the direct communication with the public through Twitter" and "the lack of political correctness."

Krauthammer called the transition "the most remarkable I've ever seen."

God bless President Trump.

From a Fox News op-ed: Thank God for Barack Obama (he cleared the field for Donald Trump)

Arthur Herman, an historian at the Hudson Institute, is grateful for Barack Obama's eight years in office--four wasn't enough--to expose the inherent flaws of leftism--in a must read Fox News op-ed piece.
Why? Because in his eight years in office, Obama managed to expose the intellectual bankruptcy of liberalism. He revealed once and for all that it's an ideology based on a flawed view of reality and of human nature, and that it has been a destructive force in our country going back to the New Deal, and going forward to ObamaCare.

Obama exposed the bankruptcy of the mainstream media and its bogus claims to be an objective information filter, when, in fact, outlets like CNN, NBC and the New York Times are mouthpieces for the Democratic Party.

He exposed the political bankruptcy of the so-called civil rights movement and groups like Black Lives Matter and showed that, instead of trying to improve the lives of African-Americans, they are geared to raise racial tensions for political gain.

He exposed the bankruptcy of Keynesian economics. After eight years of trying to use government borrowing and spending to grow the economy, Obama and his advisers have left us poorer, less competitive and with more adult Americans not working than at any time since the days of malaise in the 1970s.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jon Voight on Trump: Lincoln ‘is smiling knowing America will be saved’

Lincoln statue, Dixon, IL,
Reagan's hometown
Jon Voight is a flower in the toxic weed garden of Hollywood.

From Entertainment Weekly via Yahoo:
Longtime Donald Trump supporter Jon Voight spoke at Thursday's Make America Great Again Celebration in Washington, D.C., claiming Abraham Lincoln "is smiling knowing America will be saved by an honest and good man who will work for the all the people, no matter their creed or color."

In his short speech, which took place on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Voight also defended Trump against the "barrage of propaganda" that came his way over the last year and thanked God for answering "all our prayers" by electing Trump to the presidency.

"We have all been witness to a very grueling year and a half for the president-elect," Voight said. "We have been witness to a barrage of propaganda that left us all breathless with anticipation, not knowing if God could reverse all the negative lies against Mr. Trump, whose only desire was to make America great again. He certainly didn’t need this job, and yes, yes, God answered all our prayers. Because here it is."
Like Trump, Lincoln had scant political service before becoming president. He served just one term in Congress and a few years as state legislator.

I believe Lincoln is smiling because we have Jon Voight speaking for patriotic Americans.

No early release for Blago from Obama

Rod Blagojevich, the hair-brained former Illinois governor who is serving a federal prison sentence for corruption, will not be receiving a pardon or a commutation from his fellow Chicago Democrat, outgoing president Barack Obama.

Look for Blago and his family to press the new president, Donald J. Trump, for the same. Blagojevich was a contestant on Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. While Trump showed genuine sympathy for the then-indicted Blago, the new president is a law-and-order guy.

Which is good.

(Video) Krauthammer: Just hoping Obama doesn’t return Alaska to the Russians

While commenting on Barack Obama's shameful commutation of traitor Bradley Manning's prison sentence, Charles Krauthammer quipped that he hopes lame duck president Barack Obama doesn't return Alaska to the Russians. After all, the deal was unfair to Russia.

From GotNews: Trump hater @RepJohnLewis DIDN’T PAY TAXES on his nearly $1 Million fancy DC townhouse

US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is a partisan hack.

And there is more. From GotNews: BREAKING, Trump-Hating Democratic @RepJohnLewis DIDN'T PAY TAXES On His Nearly $1 Million Fancy DC Townhouse.

Newt on Dems boycotting inauguration: "Why would you abandon America?"

When asked on Fox and Friends this morning about leftist Democrats who are boycotting tomorrow's inauguration, Newt Gingrich condemned them. "The inauguration is not about Republicans, it's not about Donald Trump," the former House speaker said. "The inauguration is about America. Why would you abandon America?"

The peaceful transfer of power is one of America's greatest traditions. And many Dems are boycotting it.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Chicago cop charged with murder for shooting unarmed man

Did you hear about Lowell Houser, a Chicago police officer who was charged today with first-degree murder for allegedly fatally shooting an unarmed man early this month on the Northwest Side while off duty?

No? You didn't?

It could be because the accused cop is black and the victim is Hispanic.

Nothing to see here my friends. Move along.

(Video) Clinton Global Initiative shutdown proves criticism correct

If you have any doubts that the Clinton Foundation and its side project, the Clinton Global Initiative, was a slush fund and influence-peddling operation, then watch this video.

CGI is shutting down. With no Clintons in power and no prospect of that changing, foreign governments don't feel the need to contribute to the Clinton Global Initiative. They don't need to buy favors.

(Video) Bikers for Trump will provide "wall of meat" to protect patriots on Inauguration Day

"The backbone of the biker community is the veteran," Chris Cox of Bikers for Trump told Fox Business' Stuart Varney a few days ago. His patriotic group is ready to build a "wall of meat" to protect decent folks, such as my sister, who will be attending the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday from Chicago-style leftist thuggery.

Veterans don't back down.

Obama reduces Chicago gang "governor" Fat Eric's sentence

Englewood, Chicago's South Side
In his flurry of midnight madness pardons and commutations that include traitor Bradley "Chelsea" Manning, Barack Obama cut the sentence of a former Illinois governor. No, it wasn't Rod Blagojevich, whose family maintains hope that the hair-brained Chicago Democrat will receive a pardon or commutation of his sentence from Obama. It was Eric "Fat Eric" Wilson, a "governor" in the Gangster Disciples street gang, by far the most powerful criminal organization in Chicago and a group that has played a significant role in placing America's third-largest city on the abyss or worse.

Governor Wilson was serving a life sentence for drug crimes. G-D governors such as Wilson, at least in the 1990s, had hundreds of thugs reporting to him. He was sent away in 1998, Obama commuted Wilson's life sentence to 35 years.

Former Black Panther Bobby Rush, a congressman from Chicago's South Side whose district covers much of the base of the Gangster Disciples, wrote a letter to Obama where he declared that Fat Eric deserved a break because of his "extraordinary rehabilitative efforts."

Chicago suffered nearly 800 murders last year--most of them were tied to gangs such as the Gangster Disciples.

Obama's action is another example of what Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls "Chicago values."

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Taking out the trash: Obama commutes Manning sentence

Bradley "Chelsea" Manning, the transgendered douchebag who gave classified secrets to Wikileaks--Oh, the John Podesta emails weren't military or government documents--had his 35 year prison sentence commuted by our lame duck president. Manning will be a free, uh well, person in a few months.

Well, the Leavenworth stockade will be a better place without Manning.

(Video) Gingrich: Obama never strayed from radical left-wing beliefs

Yes, Barack Obama was legally elected--twice--as president. No, he was not born in Kenya.

But to me Obama never ventured beyond being president of the twenty percent of Americans who are hardened leftists

Last night on Fox News' Hannity, Gingrich confirmed my belief, that Obama never strayed from his far-left beliefs.

Just three more days left of the Obama Error.

Trump eyes 20 percent slash of federal employee, 10 percent spending cuts

Not even the great Ronald Reagan was able to pull something like this off.

It's time to Make America Great Again.

From the Washington Examiner:
Making good on a promise to slash government, President-elect Trump has asked his incoming team to pursue spending and staffing cuts.

Insiders said that the spending reductions in some departments could go as high as 10 percent and staff cuts to 20 percent, numbers that would rock Washington if he follows through.

At least two so-called "landing teams" in Cabinet agencies have relayed the call for cuts as part of their marching orders to shrink the flab in government.

The cuts would target discretionary spending, not mandated programs such as Medicare or Social Security, the sources said.
It's supposed to be "government of the people, by the people, for the people."

The people aren't here for the government. Clearly Trump gets it.

From Breitbart: Six false accusations by John Lewis, hero-turned-hack

Yes, US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is a civil rights hero, but that doesn't give him the right to lie about his political opponents. My good friend Joel Pollak of Breitbart is right. The man who is boycotting Donald J. Trump's inauguration because he is not legitimate also boycotted George W. Bush's swearing-in for the same reason.

Both of these men were Republicans--and of course they were legitimately elected to the nation's highest office.

From Pollak at Breitbart: Six false accusations by John Lewis, hero-turned-hack.

Chiraq: 10 dead and at least 29 others wounded over MLK weekend

MLK Legacy Apartments, on the site
where King lived
Violence never takes time off in Chicago and the three day Martin Luther King holiday weekend of course was no exception. Over the long weekend ten people were murdered and at least 29 others were wounded.

Of the deadly shootings, seven of them occurred on the West Side. It's almost forgotten now, but in 1966 King and his family moved to the West Side and they briefly lived in the North Lawndale neighborhood, where one of this weekend's gun fatalities took place.

This was the first weekend since the Department of Justice issued a report where it castigated the Chicago Police Department for excessive brutality, poor judgment, inadequate training, and ineffective oversight. However, John Kass, the Chicago Tribune's respected political columnist, correctly places the blame upon the city's longtime corrupt political culture, long dominated by the Democratic machine.

Monday, January 16, 2017

#TrumpSpring: GM announces $1B in investments, 1K new jobs

Trump Spring is here!

From the Detroit News:
General Motors Co. plans to announce Tuesday that it will invest $1 billion in U.S. plants, including in Michigan, adding more than 1,000 jobs, according to a source familiar with the automaker’s plans.

The news comes as President-elect Donald Trump praised Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV last week for investing in the United States and adding jobs here. Conversely, Trump has called out GM and other carmakers for producing vehicles in Mexico and has suggested they will pay a "big border tax" for shipping Mexican-made vehicles to the United States.

Fiat Chrysler on Jan. 8 said it would invest $1 billion in plants in Michigan and Ohio, adding 2,000 jobs to produce new Jeep vehicles. Earlier in January, Ford announced it would invest $700 million in its Flat Rock Assembly plant, adding 700 jobs as it adds production of a new electric small SUV and an autonomous hybrid vehicle. Ford also said it canceled plans for a new small car plant in Mexico.

"I hope that General Motors will be following," Trump said at a news conference last week. "I think they will be."

(Video) NBC’s ‘Today’ Show Profiles Dem PA County That Trump Won In 2016

Inauguration Week is here.

This morning NBC's Today show reported on Erie County, Pennsylvania. Like the rest of the Keystone State, Erie hadn't voted for a Republican presidential candidate since the 1980s.

But Erie went for Trump. And not, I repeat not because Erie voters are racist.

Yes, this is a real news report from NBC.