Friday, March 24, 2017
From FOX News:
Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News.
Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The intelligence corroborated information about surveillance of the Trump team that was known to Nunes, sources said, even before President Trump accused his predecessor of having wiretapped him in a series of now-infamous tweets posted on March 4.
The intelligence is said to leave no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump, according to sources.
The key to that conclusion is the unmasking of selected U.S. persons whose names appeared in the intelligence, the sources said, adding that the paper trail leaves no other plausible purpose for the unmasking other than to damage the incoming Trump administration.
The FBI hasn’t been responsive to the House Intelligence Committee’s request for documents, but the National Security Agency is expected to produce documents to the committee by Friday. The NSA document production is expected to produce more intelligence than Nunes has so far seen or described – including what one source described as a potential “smoking gun” establishing the spying.
Some time will be needed to properly assess the materials, with the likely result being that congressional investigators and attorneys won’t have a solid handle on the contents of the documents – and their implications – until next week.
IF this report is accurate, and the intelligence leaves "no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump," that would be explosive.
No jumping to conclusions. A story about the existence of a smoking gun is not the same as a smoking gun.
JIMMY FALLON: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said he doesn't see judges as Democrats or Republicans, saying, 'I see judges.' When asked about the Republican health care plan, Gorsuch said, 'I see dead people.'
JIMMY FALLON: I read that Trump is the first president in 150 years without a pet in the White House. Then another guy said, [With Russian accent] 'Is OK because I have pet in the White House. Roll over, Donald.'
JIMMY FALLON: Meanwhile, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that there's currently no Plan B for replacing ObamaCare. Then women said, 'Yeah, we know exactly where you guys stand on Plan B. So, you can stop talking.'
JIMMY FALLON: Trump was up all night calling Republicans. He said he would have called some Democrats but figured they were already on the line spying on him.
JIMMY FALLON: At one point, Congress was prepared to vote as late as 3:00 AM. Congressmen called their wives and told them not to wait up. Then they called their mistresses and said, 'See ya at 3:00.'
JIMMY FALLON: The big story is that the vote on the Republican health care bill was delayed today because they didn't have enough votes to pass it. When he heard that, Obama called Trump and said, 'Don't worry. ObamaCare covers depression.'
Consider this an intervention by Katie Hopkins.
She has some tough words for the "forgiving fools" of terrorist attacks.
From the Daily Mail:
They stood in the centre of Brussels. Row on row.Hopkins goes on:
Hands held high, making hearts to the heavens. Showing the slaughtered they were not forgotten. Reminding themselves they were here with love. Looking to show humanity wins. That love conquers all.
They lay in the centre of London, face down where they fell. Stabbed by a knife, rammed with a car, flung, broken, into the Thames, life bleeding out on the curb.
And the news came thick and fast.
A car rammed deliberately into pedestrians on the bridge. Ten innocents down.
A police officer stabbed at the House of Commons. Confirmed dead.
Another woman now, dead at the scene.
Shots fired. An Asian man rushed to hospital.
A woman, plucked from the water.
And I grew colder. And more tiny.
No anger for me this time. No rage like I’ve felt before. No desperate urge to get out there and scream at the idiots who refused to see this coming.
Not even a nod for the glib idiots who say this will not defeat us, that we will never be broken, that cowardice and terror will not get the better of Britain.
Because, as loyal as I am, as patriotic as I am, as much as my whole younger life was about joining the British military and fighting for my country — I fear we are broken.
Not because of this ghoulish spectacle outside our own Parliament. Not because of the lives rammed apart on the pavement, even as they thought about what was for tea. Or what train home they might make.
But because this is us now.
This is our country now.
This is what we have become.
To this, we have been reduced.
Because all the while those forgiving fools in Brussels stood with their stupid hands raised in hearts to the sky, another mischief was in the making. More death was in the pipeline.
As the last life-blood of a police officer ran out across the cobbles, the attacker was being stretchered away in an attempt to save his life.
London is a city so desperate to be seen as tolerant, no news of the injured was released. No clue about who was safe or not.
Liberals convince themselves multiculturalism works because we all die together, too.
An entire city of monkeys: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Blind. Deaf. And dumb.
Please, no hashtag, no vigil, no tea lights. I am begging you not to light up Parliament in the colours of the Union.Hopkins concludes by expressing her lack of anger and rage at this latest attack born of Radical Islamic Terrorism. No more of that. All that's left is sadness for failing to admit the truth about what's happening and sitting by as the country falls victim and little by little disappears.
Because we are not united. We are wrenched asunder.
The patriots of the rest of England versus the liberals in this city. The endless tolerance to those who harm us, (while the Home Office tries to shift the focus of public fear to white terror) — versus the millions like me who face the truth, with worried families and hopeless hearts, who feel the country sinking.
We are taken under the cold water by this heavy right foot in the south, a city of lead, so desperately wedded to the multicultural illusion that it can only fight those who love the country the most, blame those who are most proud to be British, and shout racist at the 52%.
This place is just like Sweden. Terrified of admitting the truth about the threat we face, about the horrors committed by the migrants we failed to deter — because to admit that we are sinking, and fast, would be to admit that everything the liberals believe is wrong.
That multiculturalism has not worked. That it is one big fat failure and one big fat lie.
She nails it.
Her words can be applied here in America as well.
Why are we not stopping the threat? Why are we almost encouraging the carnage by kowtowing to fanatics? Because we're afraid to be labeled intolerant? Because the Leftists and wobbly conservatives are too afraid to face reality?
Thursday, March 23, 2017
From The Sun:
A KILLER who murdered three people before he was shot dead by police has been named as a body-building obsessed married dad-of-three.
Muslim convert former English teacher Khalid Masood, 52, who mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before storming Parliament and stabbing a police officer to death, was born in Kent but later moved to the West Midlands.
Scotland Yard said serial offender Masood, who was born on Christmas Day, had previous convictions for assaults, including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences.
He had not been convicted of any terror offences, and was not subject to any investigations at the time of the atrocity.
Masood’s first conviction was in November 1983 for criminal damage and his last conviction was in December 2003 for possession of a knife.
The Met police said there was “no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack”.
...The killer was known by a number of aliases including Khalid Choudri, according to Sky News.
Theresa May earlier revealed MI5 intelligence chiefs had previously investigated 52-year-old Khalid Masood but dismissed him as a “peripheral figure”.
Obviously, it was a mistake to dismiss Masood as a "peripheral figure."
...Officials have now said the lone wolf maniac was inspired by “Islamic terrorism” and had been investigated for violent extremism by MI5 before he mowed down crowds on Westminster Bridge and stabbed cop Keith Palmer to death outside Parliament.Lone wolf, lone wolf, lone wolf.
A Sky source, who met him, described him as a “big bloke” who looked like a bodybuilder “you wouldn’t want to mess with”.
He added that Masood was a “very religious, well spoken man. You couldn’t go to his home in Birmingham on Friday because he would be at prayer”.
The source also said he was a “religious convert”.
Enough with the lone wolf!
It's time to stop pigeonholing the "lone wolves" as somehow not being truly connected to the GROUP of Islamists.
ISIS is claiming responsibility for the attack.
An ISIS-affiliated news agency claimed that the extremist group was behind Wednesday's outrage, which left 29 people requiring hospital treatment. Seven people remain critically ill, two of whom are in a life-threatening condition.
This state of denial, this "lone wolf" narrative, is a problem.
This fear of identifying the enemy is a problem.
We must deal in reality. We must accept the truth. If we don't, we're dead.
The enemy must be identified - Radical Islamic terrorism.
To say the killer was inspired by "international terrorism" is weak.
Yesterday was filled with big news stories. There was a terror attack in London. A vote on the Republican health care bill is nearing with results uncertain. Neil Gorsuch confirmation hearings continue. Devin Nunes talked about the "incidental" surveillance of President Trump and his transition team.
Closer to home, the most significant and tragic event was the shooting near Wausau that left four people dead, including a police officer.
From the Wausau Daily Herald:
An Everest Metro police officer and three others are dead following a shooting spree Wednesday afternoon.I'm surprised the shooter didn't kill himself. He chose to live and face the consequences for his horrific crimes rather than die.
The officer is believed to be the first in Wisconsin killed in the line of duty this year.
Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks confirmed the deaths at a press conference shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday. The shooter is in police custody, Sparks said. He declined to release names of those involved pending notification of family members.
The shootings began as part of a "domestic situation," according to a press release from the Rothschild Police Department. The first report of a disturbance came at 12:27 p.m. when Rothschild officers were called to the Marathon Savings Bank at 1133 E. Grand Ave. Officers found two people shot there, and the suspect gone.
Wausau Police Capt. Todd Baeten said more shots were reported around 1:10 p.m. from the law firm Tlusty, Kennedy and Dirks in Schofield. A third call came at 1:30 p.m. from the Aspen Street Apartments complex in Weston, where the shooting suspect stayed for the remainder of the afternoon. Baeten said officers communicated with him from where he was inside the complex.
...Shortly before 2:30 p.m., SWAT teams entered an apartment building at Aspen Street and Ross Avenue, according to a reporter at the scene. Soon after, a resident there saw police ushering people, including children, out of the building. A USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin reporter saw SWAT team members and two bomb robots at the scene.
...At roughly 4:55 p.m., a USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin reporter at the scene heard numerous gunshots near the apartments, and within 15 minutes an ambulance had sped away from the scene with its lights flashing and siren sounding, and police began to leave. The standoff had ended.
Of course, he didn't give his victims a choice.
My heart goes out to the grieving families, friends, and co-workers of those killed on Wednesday. My thoughts are with members of the law enforcement community mourning the loss of an officer.
Kevin, a contestant on Wheel of Fortune, obviously isn't a Tennessee Williams fan.
Pat Sajak handled this humiliating moment for Kevin the contestant so well.
It's amazing that an adult wouldn't be familiar with the title of that play and that film, not to mention the iconic moment in American cinema of Marlon Brando's anguished cry for Stella. I would think anyone would know that.
And there was only one letter missing!
Khizr Khan didn't tell the truth. But isn't he supposed to be beyond reproach?
From the Daily Wire:
Gold Star father Khizr Khan finally admitted that the United States never banned him from traveling.He made it all up and did nothing to stop the Leftist media from promoting his lies as news.
Earlier in March, headlines were ablaze with the news that Khan's planned speech at a lunch in Canada was canceled. The organization hosting him Ramsay Talks wrote on Facebook that Khan's "travel privileges were being reviewed."
Khan himself said in a statement, "This turn of events is not just of deep concern to me but to all my fellow Americans who cherish our freedom to travel abroad. I have not been given any reason as to why. I am grateful for your support and look forward to visiting Toronto in the near future."
The story never made any sense from the get-go. As the Daily Wire pointed out, no American citizen can be barred from traveling to another country if they haven't been charged with a crime. Furthermore, a visa is not required to enter Canada, so the implied notion that President Donald Trump's immigration and refugee pause was somehow involved couldn't have been true.
...But now Khan has admitted his canceled lunch was not the result of the U.S. stopping him from traveling.
In an email to a local PBS reporter, Khan wrote, "I did not want to go through the hassle of uncertain rules and capricious implementation."
Additionally, Khan was wary of "Muslim profiling." He won't travel again until he's certain that he won't have to face any sort of Muslim profiling at the border.
This reflects very poorly on Khan. And the Leftist media.
JIMMY FALLON: Meanwhile, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch started his confirmation hearings this week, and he said that he has his law students think about their legacies by having them write an obituary about themselves. Incidentally, that's also part of the Republican health care plan. Morbid. They should take that out. I think it's a bad idea.
JIMMY FALLON: It turns out Paul Manafort was paid $10 million to advocate for Putin. Trump was furious. He said, 'That's more than he pays me.'
JIMMY FALLON: It came out that Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort worked for a Russian billionaire and helped promote Putin's agenda. But Manafort quit when he realized he could just work for an American billionaire and achieve the same thing.
JIMMY FALLON: I read that President Trump still doesn't have enough votes to pass the Republican health care bill tomorrow. Then another guy said, [With Russian accent] 'OK, how many do you need this time?'
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
He's right. They've been far too calm and collected up to this point. https://t.co/TuVnYnBMeY— BT (@back_ttys) March 22, 2017
Thoughts of PM with those killed, injured and their families in "appalling" Westminster terror attack, says No 10 https://t.co/UYombaO7z4— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 22, 2017
Kudos to London authorities for not calling this attack "workplace violence."
I'm so tired of this.
I want the truth. What happened?
I don't want the Bill Clinton-esque parsing of words. I don't want partisan spin, especially from the Leftist media. Tell us what happened.
Fifty-two years ago today, Bob Dylan released Bringing It All Back Home.
There was The Dating Game.
And The Newlywed Game.
Then came The Gong Show.
Rest in peace.
JIMMY FALLON: At his confirmation hearing today, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch talked about what it was like to be a judge, and he gave a very passionate response. Listen to what he said.
NEIL GORSUCH: And I put my ego aside when I put on that robe, and I open my mind, and I open my heart.[End clip]
FALLON: Even Nick from The Bachelor was like, 'Blech!'
JIMMY FALLON: In the meantime, Trump's keeping busy. Today, he signed a bill authorizing nearly $20 billion in funding for NASA. You know, as long as they find a way to project his face onto the moon.
JIMMY FALLON: Comey refused to say whether Trump himself was being investigated as part of his policy not to comment on on-going investigations that don't involve Hillary Clinton. 'Anything else I can't talk about. Absolutely off limits.'
JIMMY FALLON: FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the agency is examining possible ties between Russia and President Trump's campaign. When asked if they found anything yet, Comey said, [Nodding affirmatively] 'I can't comment on an on-going investigation.'
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
America: You are the most rotten nation on the Earth. That is why God has come, and you are No. 1 on His list to be destroyed. pic.twitter.com/sqK6lHvtO0— MINISTER FARRAKHAN (@LouisFarrakhan) March 7, 2017
If Farrakhan believes that, perhaps he would be wise to leave.
On Monday morning, Eric Trump tweeted that he and his wife Lara are expecting their first child, a boy.
Chelsea Handler, rabid anti-Trump Leftist, used the happy announcement to attack the Trump family. In the process, she revealed that she's not the brightest, although she did blame her wrong word choice on her condition at the time - stoned.
I guess one of @realDonaldTrump's sons is expecting a new baby. Just what we need. Another person with those jeans. Let's hope for a girl.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) March 20, 2017
Sorry about spelling mistake. I meant "genes," not "jeans." I'm a little stoned. What's your excuse?— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) March 20, 2017
Handler is not a nice person.
Eric Trump responded to the vicious Handler.
Donald Trump Jr. also responded to Handler's ugliness.
The anti-Trump crowd is truly unhinged. It's disturbing to witness their utter lack of civility. I can't stand it.
JIMMY FALLON: Yesterday was crazy. South Carolina pulled off a huge upset. [Cheering] Clearly, you are upset. Carolina, they beat Duke to move on to the Sweet Sixteen. Now, the only question is whether Russia helped.
JIMMY FALLON: There were actually several March Madness upsets this weekend, with Wisconsin taking out top overall seed Villanova and Michigan beating Louisville. I haven't seen Wisconsin and Michigan knock out the favorite since the election.
JIMMY FALLON: Today is the first day of spring! Yes! Yup, it's that day when millions of Americans look at their bodies in the mirror and ask, 'Can we get like two more months of winter? I mean, I promise, I promise I'll do sit-ups. I promise.'
I have to say though it is nice waking up to the birds tweeting instead of the president tweeting.
Of course, springtime means spring cleaning, and a lot of people are throwing out things they no longer need, you know, like clothing, old books, and March Madness brackets. You know, just garbage, basically, garbage.
Oh, CNN and Fareed Zakaria. You are amusing. I will give you that.
Zakaria explains the secret to Trump's success - "bullsh-t."
From The Daily Wire:
ZAKARIA: "The president is somewhat indifferent to things that are true or false. He has spent his whole life bullsh***ing. He’s succeeded by bullsh***ing. He has gotten the presidency by bullsh***ing. It’s very hard to tell somebody at that point that bullsh*** doesn’t work, because look at the results, right? But that’s what he does. He sees something, he doesn’t particularly care if it’s true or not, he just puts it out there. And then he puts something else out."
Very intellectual analysis. Class act.
Monday, March 20, 2017
One hundred sixty-three years ago today, the first meeting of the Republican Party was held in Ripon, Wisconsin.
Happy Birthday to the Republican Party, birthplace in Ripon, WI. Let's keep reforming! pic.twitter.com/Yaa1GF1TU1— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) March 20, 2017
History: Republicans united against slavery, countering the pro-slavery Democrats.
Yup. Democrats in the United States have a long, documented history of oppression and intolerance.
Gorsuch: Justice Scalia was a mentor too. He reminded us that words matter — that the judge’s job is to follow the words that are in the law pic.twitter.com/UeOtwQ579a— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 20, 2017
Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey has been located.
From the Associated Press:
The mystery of Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey led police all the way to Mexico, and authorities were investigating a former tabloid newspaper executive's possible role in the case.Another black eye for the "credentialed" media.
Police and the NFL announced Monday that Brady's jersey, which went missing from the locker room after the Patriots' 34-28 overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons last month, had been found in Mexico. The NFL said the jersey was in "possession of a credentialed member of the international media."
A Mexican newspaper company, the Organizacion Editorial Mexicana, said on Twitter a short time later that a former executive from the tabloid La Prensa was involved. But it did not identify the executive, and said a statement was expected later in the day.
One crime solved. Not bad for a Monday.
This is key:
This obsession of Democrats/Leftists and their Never Trump allies with the Russians and the alleged hacking of our election is absurd.
I have no problem with this hearing. In fact, I think it's great. The clip of Rep. Devin Nunes clarifying that there is NO evidence of any tampering with vote tallies says it all.
We went through a statewide recount here in Wisconsin and Trump gained votes. Hillary lost again and bigger.
The Democrats/Leftists have been trying to overturn the election since Hillary was defeated. They are relentless in attempting to delegitimize the duly elected president of the United States.
What they need to do is look at Hillary. They need to look at the U.S. map of the precinct election results. Hillary is the one who put millions of American voters in her basket of deplorables. They are responsible for their defeat.
Millions of Americans wanted their voices heard. They wanted change. They voted for the NOT Hillary candidate because they were dissatisfied with the direction Obama took our country and Hillary would mean four more years of the policies that ignored or harmed millions of Americans.
The Russians had nothing to do with that.
James Woods reacts: