Friday, January 20, 2017

Thank You, Reince Priebus - Chief of Staff

I am so proud of Reince Priebus. He's the first Wisconsinite to hold the position of White House chief of staff.

I'm so grateful for all he's done for Wisconsin and for the nation.

There is no question that he played a critical role in Donald Trump's successful campaign.

Without him, Hillary Clinton would likely be just hours away from becoming president.

Reince Priebus changed our country's future.

From the Wisconsin State Journal:

One of Wisconsin’s big three Republicans has finally made it to the White House. Not the unintimidated governor whose high-flying presidential bid crashed. Not the policy wonk and vice presidential nominee turned reluctant Speaker. But the corporate lawyer and party insider with the funny name who lost his only race for public office.

Kenosha County’s Reince Priebus, 44, takes the reins Friday as President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, a gatekeeper position some describe as the second most difficult job in the world under normal circumstances.

Priebus will have the added challenge of working for the first president since Dwight Eisenhower without elected experience. Moreover, Trump carries high unfavorable ratings, lost the popular vote, faces criticism from members of his own party for his still murky dealings with Russia, disdains the press, and can ignite firestorms with a tweet.

He’ll also contend with other Trump advisers, such as conservative firebrand Steve Bannon and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. But he’ll benefit from a vast network of Republican allies, a keen understanding of the political dynamics in Washington and a longtime friendship with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville, the 2012 vice presidential nominee.

...In his roles first as state GOP chairman from 2007 to 2011 and since then as Republican National Committee chairman, Priebus raised money, created the message, recruited volunteers and developed strategy, all preparing him for his latest job, Vos said.

“It’s all about building relationships, getting the agenda done, developing a strategy to accomplish it,” [Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester,] said. “And that’s why when he hired Reince I thought that was probably the best decision Donald Trump has made so far.”

...Priebus will be the 26th person to hold the title of White House chief of staff since the position was formally created during the Truman administration. He will be the first from Wisconsin to hold the position.
This presidential election was insane.

Of course, the Democrats trashed Reince, but even former allies did as well. Far too many Republicans/conservatives berated him for simply doing his job, helping get the Republican nominee elected.

I am so thankful that he succeeded. Hillary will not be our president. That is something to celebrate.

I agree with Robin Vos. Trump's decision to appoint Reince as White House chief of staff was tremendous.





CNN: Disaster Makes Obama Cabinet Member President

CNN is a disgrace.

The network aired a bizarre report depicting a scenario that would put an Obama cabinet member in the Oval Office as the 45th president.

Donald Trump: Dead.

Mike Pence: Dead.

Paul Ryan: Dead.

WOLF BLITZER: What if an incoming president and his immediate successors were wiped out on Day One?



Good Lord!

This report almost begs for violence.

It's crap like this that helped elect Donald Trump.

It's crap like this that makes me truly happy that the Leftists are out power.

George Soros Wants Trump to Fail as President

Poor George Soros.

There are certain things money can't buy.

Obama: 'I Won'

Republicans need to remember how Obama treated them when he assumed office.

From Politico:

President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning - but he also left no doubt about who's in charge of these negotiations. "I won," Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation.

Like Obama, President Trump should leave no doubt about who's in charge.

He won.

Deal with it.

'Screw Our President' Kid (Video)

At an anti-Trump protest outside the Deploraball on Thursday night, a kid started a fire and had a message for FOX News viewers.


GRIFF JENKINS, FOX NEWS: Why'd you start that fire?

BOY, PROTESTER: Because I felt like it, and because I'm just saying, 'Screw our president!'

Here's video:




The sad thing: His parents are probably proud of him rather than ashamed.

This is so typical of the Leftists.

Before Obama's inauguration, no kids were starting fires outside events and saying, "screw our president."

Something the kid and his fellow protesters will have to accept: Trump was elected the president and will serve as the president of the United States. Republicans were elected to hold the House and Senate.

Have your hissy fit if it makes you feel better, but for the next two years, Republicans have control of the executive branch and the legislative branch of the U.S. government. Guaranteed. NOTHING will change that.


_________________

Vicki McKenna attended the Deploraball and saw protesters throwing eggs and batteries at police.

Be proud, Democrats, at the disgraceful way your supporters treat law enforcement.





Inauguration Day 2017

Today, Donald Trump becomes the president of the United States.

Jimmy Fallon: Ivanka Trump, Michelle Obama Joke

JIMMY FALLON: This is kind of nice. I read that Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka recently spoke with Michelle Obama and the conversation lasted a whole hour. Finally, Michelle was like, 'OK, Ivanka, I'll buy the damn purse.'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump, Obama Officials Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Donald Trump has reportedly asked 50 senior Obama officials to stay under his administration. That's right. They include national security advisor Brett McGurk, DEA official Chuck Rosenberg, and President Barack Obama.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Inauguration DJ Joke

JIMMY FALLON: I read that one of the DJs at Donald Trump's inauguration celebration used to be Hugh Hefner's personal DJ. When asked how he became a DJ for both Hugh Hefner and Donald Trump, he said, 'I'm not a very good DJ.'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Inauguration Speech Jokes

JIMMY FALLON: Actually, I read that Donald Trump apparently wrote a draft of his inauguration speech himself. They're a little worried though because while he was writing he kept yelling to his secretary, 'Is boobs spelled with two O's or three?'

Now Trump likes writing everything by hand and he actually threw away some lines for his speech that he decided not to use. Well, we got a hold of some them at The Tonight Show. I don't know how we did, but we just got it. Check these out.

This first line Trump threw away was 'Four score and seven bankruptcies ago...'

You don't want open with that.

Then he tried, 'Read my lips: No new taxes -- for me.'

And finally he tried, 'Dwight D. Eisenhower said, "Any man who wants to be president is either an egomaniac or crazy." And to that I say, 'Why not both?'

So, I can't wait to see what he ends up using.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Inauguration Twitter Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Tomorrow is the presidential inauguration. People from all across the country will be there, but don't worry if you can't make it because the president will be live tweeting the whole thing.

How the Left Lost Its Mind

Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks - 42 Years Ago

Forty-two years ago today, Bob Dylan released Blood on the Tracks.







Thursday, January 19, 2017

Democrats Boycott Inauguration



Yes, let the Democrats' legacy sink in.

Then, wake up if you're still operating under the fake history Democrats have been selling for decades.

Sonny Perdue and Praying For Rain

Donald Trump will nominate Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary.

Crazy, right?

After all, according to the Washington Post, Perdue is such a whackjob that he held a "public vigil to pray for rain in 2007 amidst a crippling drought."

Imagine that -- the lunacy of coming together in prayer.



The news alert headline on the Washington Post site: "Trump picks former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue, who once led a prayer for rain, for agriculture secretary"

The Leftist media, and the Leftists in general, have lost their minds. They are beside themselves. Quite simply, they cannot handle the reality that Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.

This kind of stuff, the mockery, from the Washington Post and all the other mainstream "news" operations will continue.

And people across the country will continue to view these smug, liberal elitists as completely out of touch with their lives.


___________________________


Aaron Rodgers: Confidence



Expectation: We're gonna win.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Inauguration Bible Joke

JIMMY FALLON: It's reported that Donald Trump will use two Bibles when he takes the oath of office. When asked why, he said, 'In case my hand burns through the first one.'

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Remembering Glenn Frey








Goodbye, Joe Biden

Chelsea Manning - Obama Commutes Sentence

Overruling his secretary of defense, Obama gave a gift to Chelsea Manning.

From CNN:

President Barack Obama on Tuesday overruled his secretary of defense to commute the sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

The decision -- which a senior defense official told CNN was made over the objections of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter -- immediately touched off a controversy in the closing days of the Obama administration.

A former intelligence official described being "shocked" to learn of Obama's decision, adding that the "entire intelligence community is deflated by this inexplicable use of executive power." The official said the move was "deeply hypocritical given Obama's denunciation of WikiLeaks' role in the hacking of the (Democratic National Committee)."

I don't get where Obama stands on leaks and hacking.

He cites all the damage done but then he lets off someone convicted of stealing and putting out "750,000 pages of documents and videos."

If Obama cares about the release of sensitive information, he's certainly deals with it in a stunningly inconsistent manner.


Oscar Lopez Rivera - Obama Commutes Sentence

Here come Obama's parting pardons and commutations.

From Heavy:

Oscar Lopez Rivera: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

1. Lopez Rivera Rejected President Bill Clinton’s Offer of Conditional Clemency

2. He Became Disillusioned by the U.S.’ Treatment of Puerto Rico After Serving in Vietnam & Believed the Island Was Treated as a Colony

3. The Deadliest FALN Bombing Took Place in January 1975, When 4 Were Killed at a New York Restaurant

4. Lopez Rivera Admitted to His Crimes During His 1981 Sentencing Hearing, but Called Himself a Political Prisoner

5. A Special UN Committee Called for All Puerto Rican Political Prisoners to Be Released in 2006

From the Chicago Tribune: Obama commutes sentence of Oscar Lopez Rivera, member of Puerto Rican militant group
President Barack Obama commuted Lopez' prison sentence for his role in an organization that in the 1970s and early '80s plotted bombings, prison escapes and armed robberies in an effort to secure independence for Puerto Rico.

...With Obama's commutation, Lopez, 74, will leave prison by May 17. In recent years, his cause had been taken up by pop culture figures, religious leaders and political luminaries. Former President Jimmy Carter, Pope Francis and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois' 4th district supported his release, as did South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Reaction to Tuesday's action by Obama, one of more than 200 commutations granted by the president on Tuesday, went well beyond Chicago. "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in a tweet from London said he was "sobbing with gratitude" after learning that Obama had commuted Lopez's sentence. Miranda said he would reprise his role as Alexander Hamilton at a Chicago performance for Lopez.

...Lopez was a leader of FALN, an acronym for the Spanish translation of the Armed Forces of National Liberation. He was found guilty in U.S. District Court in Chicago in 1981 of weapons, explosives and seditious conspiracy charges, and sentenced to 55 years in prison. He received an additional 15 years in 1988 after he was convicted of plotting to escape from federal prison.

FALN's goal was a free and socialist Puerto Rico. The group was primarily active in New York and Chicago and claimed responsibility for more than 140 bombings since 1974. Authorities connected five deaths to the bomb blasts. Another 100 people were maimed as a result of the bombings, authorities said.

The group's most notorious bombing occurred at New York's landmark Fraunces Tavern in 1975. Four people were killed and more than 60 injured. Lopez was not convicted of any role in that attack, but some still hold him responsible because of his ties to the ultranationalist group.

"I'm willing to forgive, but he never once said he was sorry, showed no remorse at all," said Mary Connor Tully, whose husband, Frank Connor, was killed in the bombing. "He's an old man and he'll get to live his life free, and hopefully he can live with the sins he committed, and that he'll answer one day to a higher power than us for what he did."

Pope Francis?

I guess I'm missing something here.




Packers, Patriots, and Steelers



I noticed that, too.

Green Party: Occupy Trump's Inauguration

Jill Stein retweeted this:



Good grief.

The "occupy" stuff backfires. Look at Wisconsin 2011.

Plan to Shut Down D.C. - Legba Carrefour

Legba Carrefour is a DisruptJ20 organizer, and considers himself to be a "rather glam anarchist who lives, writes, and organizes a metric fuckton of protests in Washington, DC."

Bill Ayers is probably proud of these terrorist wannabes.

Schedule of events here.

NO PEACEFUL TRANSITION
#DisruptJ20: Call for a bold mobilization against the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017

On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as President of the United States. We call on all people of good conscience to join in disrupting the ceremonies. If Trump is to be inaugurated at all, let it happen behind closed doors, showing the true face of the security state Trump will preside over. It must be made clear to the whole world that the vast majority of people in the United States do not support his presidency or consent to his rule.

Trump stands for tyranny, greed, and misogyny. He is the champion of neo-nazis and white Nationalists, of the police who kill the Black, Brown and poor on a daily basis, of racist border agents and sadistic prison guards, of the FBI and NSA who tap your phone and read your email. He is the harbinger of even more climate catastrophe, deportation, discrimination, and endless war. He continues to deny the existence of climate change, in spite of all the evidence, putting the future of the whole human race at stake. The KKK, Vladimir Putin, Golden Dawn, and the Islamic State all cheered his victory. If we let his inauguration go unchallenged, we are opening the door to the future they envision.

...

In Washington, DC
DC will not be hospitable to the Trump administration. Every corporation must openly declare whether they side with him or with the people who will suffer at his hands. Thousands will converge and demonstrate resistance to the Trump regime. More info at www.disruptj20.org. #DisruptJ20

Around the US
If you can’t make it to Washington, DC on January 20, take to the streets wherever you are. We call on our comrades to organize demonstrations and other actions for the night of January 20. There is also a call for a general strike to take place. Organize a walkout at your school now. Workers: call out sick and take the day off. No work, no school, no shopping, no housework. #DisruptJ20

Around the World
If you are living outside the US, you can take action at US embassies, borders, or other symbols of neocolonial power. Our allegiance is not to “making America great again,” but to all of humanity and the planet. #DisruptJ20

The plans of Carrefour and his comrades are an attack on every American.



Will they chain the trains? Will they use butyric acid?

Of course, I hope not. I hope these Project Veritas videos just show Leftists dreaming of disruption and nothing they plot pans out.

Whatever actually happens, it is interesting to see what they want to accomplish.

It's also interesting that I don't hear the Democrats boycotting Trump's inauguration being held accountable for these radicals. Why aren't they and all Democrats required to condemn the plans to shut down D.C.?

If every Republican is connected to the white supremacist faction of Trump's support and required to apologize for their statements, why isn't every Democrat expected to apologize for the alt-left extremists?

Let's be fair.

Warren Zevon: Excitable Boy - 39 Years Ago

Thirty-nine years ago today, Warren Zevon released Excitable Boy.












Jimmy Fallon: Trump Inauguration, Springsteen Cover Band Joke

JIMMY FALLON: There's already been a bit of a setback for Trump. The Bruce Springsteen cover band, the B Street Band, the B Street Band says it will no longer perform during Trump's inauguration. Then Trump said, 'OK, get me a Springsteen cover band cover band, the Z Street Band. They're fantastic.'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Inauguration, Cookies and Kool-Aid Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Of course, people are talking about the inauguration coming up and all the protesters. Well get this: Donald Trump's inaugural committee is actually encouraging protesters to show up on Friday, saying, quote, 'We'll give you cookies and Kool-Aid.' Then Republicans in congress were like, 'Actually, we drank all the Kool-Aid.'

DisruptJ20 Violence



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

John Lewis Missed Other Inaugurations

John Lewis declared that his boycott of Donald Trump's inauguration would be the first presidential inauguration he did not attend.



Of course, we know that was false, but now the office of John Lewis himself has acknowledged the falsehood.




Some people aren't happy that Trump doubled down on Lewis. He was supposed to apologize to Lewis for calling him an illegitimate president, but he didn't.






Trump has learned that when he tweets, the media will cover his remarks.

By tweeting the truth about Lewis' inauguration attendance, the media were forced to acknowledge the Lewis-led boycott was nothing new.

I understand the opinion that it's not presidential to tweet. However, it is a way to reach millions of people without depending on the hostile press.

It works.


Women's March on Washington - No Pro-Life Women Allowed

The Women's March on Washington will not tolerate pro-life women among the ranks.

Apparently, the only thing that trumps hatred for Donald Trump is love of abortion. It's not enough to hate Trump. You are not allowed to be pro-life if you want to receive partnership status for the anti-Trump march.

From The Cut:

On January 21st, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, an estimated 200,000 people will join the Women’s March on Washington, which bills its purpose as “to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination.” “Reproductive Freedom” is among their listed principles, which they define in part as “open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion.” Planned Parenthood was an early partner, as is NARAL and the National Institute for Reproductive Health. And, as the Atlantic reports, some pro-lifers were also drawn to the march.

Per the Atlantic, the Texas-based anti-choice group New Wave Feminists – tagline: “Badass. Prolife. Feminists.” – was granted partnership status on Friday, though, as of Monday, they no longer appear on the Women’s March site’s list of partners.



Text of the statement:
The Women’s March’s platform is pro-choice and that has been our stance from day one. We want to assure all of our partners, as well as participants, that we are pro-choice as clearly stated in our Unity Principles. We look forward to marching on behalf of individuals who share the view that women deserve the right to make their own reproductive decisions.

The anti-choice organization in question is not a partner of the Women’s March on Washington. We apologize for this error.

If you don't believe in killing unborn babies, you're not welcome to join in a march claiming "to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination."

Defending humanity. Self-determination. What a joke!

These people have lost their minds.

Bob Dylan: Planet Waves - 43 Years Ago

Forty-three years ago today, Bob Dylan released Planet Waves.

Jimmy Fallon: Green Bay Packers Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Last night, the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL playoffs by kicking a game-winning field goal as time expired. The Packers were so excited they promised the kicker they'd learn his name before their next game. Isn't that nice?

(We all know Mason Crosby's name!)

#DisruptJ20 - Scott Green, Luke Kuhn, and Collin Dunn

Scott Green, Luke Kuhn, and Collin Dunn, all of the D.C. Anti-Fascist Coalition, want to make sure Trump inaugural events are shut down.

"Community organizing" by the radical Left:


Monday, January 16, 2017

Democrat Lawmakers Boycott Trump Inauguration

The Leftist hissy fit continues.




From FOX News:

At least 20 Democratic lawmakers plan to skip Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony Friday after the president-elect lashed out against civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., for calling him an illegitimate president.

All of the lawmakers who plan to skip the ceremony are members of the House. Some are using Trump’s lewd statements about women, remarks about illegal immigrants and the reports of Russian-backed hacking of political committees as reasons for not going to the event.

Lewis said in an interview NBC’s “Meet the Press,” which aired Sunday, to lash out against Trump, saying that he didn’t see the president-elect as a “legitimate president” as well as blaming Russian hacking for helping him get elected.

“I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” Lewis said.

Trump fired back at Lewis Saturday on Twitter, telling Lewis that he should focus on fixing his district rather than “falsely complaining about the election.” Trump said Lewis’ district was in “horrible shape.”

...Vice President-elect Mike Pence said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday” that Lewis should reconsider his Inauguration Day boycott and urged congressional Democrats, and all Americans, to unite under Trump.

“While I have great respect for John Lewis and for his contributions, particularly to the civil rights movement, I was deeply disappointed to see someone of his stature question the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency and to hear him say he was not attending the inauguration," Pence said. "I hope he reconsiders.”

Other lawmakers who don’t plan on attending Friday’s ceremony include: Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., Rep. John Conyers, D- Mich., Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Rep. Adam Smith, D- Wash., Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., Rep. José E. Serrano, D-NY, Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., Rep. Mark Takano, D- Calif., Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-NY, Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-NY and Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-NY.
It was wrong of Rep. Lewis to say Trump isn't a "legitimate president." That's completely out of line.

Most definitely, Trump won the election legitimately. Lewis and the Democrats joining his boycott of the inauguration of our 45th president are, in effect, calling the votes of the nearly 63 million Americans that elected him illegitimate.

I know they don't care. They aren't required to care.

Whether or not Democrats show up to witness one of our nation's greatest moments, the peaceful transfer of power, doesn't matter.

Donald Trump will become the president on January 20th.

No Democrat boycott will change that. No boycott of the inauguration by performers will change that. No videos from Hollywood "celebrities" whining about Trump's election will change that.

Just as in Wisconsin in 2011, when the Democrats/Leftists went berserk and occupied and trashed the Capitol over Scott Walker and Act 10, these protests serve to elevate and solidify support rather than diminish it. Their childish and sometimes violent behavior serves as confirmation as to why they lost the election in the first place.

Donald Trump will become the president on January 20th. That's going to happen.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Love Your Enemies

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. explains the importance of loving your enemies.

Love has the power to redeem and transform individuals. Hate destroys.



DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: This is what Jesus means when he says, 'Love your enemy.' This is the way to do it. When the opportunity presents itself when you can defeat your enemy, you must not do it. So Jesus says love, because hate destroys the hater as well as the hated.

Now I think there is a final reason that Jesus says, 'Love your enemies.' It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. That's why Jesus says, 'Love your enemies.' Because if you hate your enemies, you have no way to redeem and to transform your enemies. But if you love your enemies, you will discover that at the very root of love is the power of redemption. You just keep loving people and keep loving them, even though they're mistreating you.

Bullying Works

Jennifer Holliday's decision to back out of her performance at the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States teaches us something: Bullying works.

From the Associated Press:

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week's presidential inaugural, saying she did not realize that her participation would be interpreted as a statement of support for President-elect Donald Trump.

Holliday, best known for her Tony-winning role in Broadway's "Dreamgirls," faced pressure from her gay, lesbian and black fans when it was announced she would sing at a Thursday concert at Washington's Lincoln Memorial.

Holliday said in a statement Saturday that she apologized for her lapse of judgment, for being uneducated on the issues and causing heartbreak for her fans.

Several prominent entertainers have declined to perform at Trump inaugural festivities.
Previously, Jennifer Holliday had stated she would not back down in the face of the attacks.

She did. I don't fault her. Avoiding abuse is not unreasonable.

However, the entire mess is extremely unfortunate. The Trump-hating mob is merciless.

From the New York Times:

Ms. Holliday said she was asked on Wednesday if she would sing at the concert scheduled for Jan. 19, and she agreed, seeing the request as similar to those she received to sing at the White House during past Republican and Democratic presidencies. “I just thought of the history part of it, and about singing on the mall where Marian Anderson paved the way for me to sing as a black American,” she said, referring to a 1939 concert that Ms. Anderson, a popular singer, performed from the Lincoln Memorial after being denied permission to sing at Constitution Hall because she was black.

Ms. Holliday said she had been startled and disheartened on Friday by the venom that greeted the news of her participation.

“It brought a lot of threats from people already saying I’ll never work again,” she said. “If that’s what America has come to, where we all hate and bully people, there’s no more freedom of speech.”

She added, “I know everybody hates me now, but that shows we are all just hateful people now — we don’t even want to work together.”
Yes, we're all just hateful people.

How nice!

John Lewis: Trump Not a Legitimate President