Ilhan Abdullahi Omar may be one of two Muslim women first elected to the US House of Representatives (Rashida Harbi Tlaib (D-MI) of “impeach that mother f*cker” fame being the other), but she just may have stooped even lower than her sister in Mohammad with her latest foray into the public eye.
At least that’s what CNBC’s David Faber and Jim Cramer have alluded to on in the air.
With almost no coverage by the Establishment Media, it was only Rush Limbaugh who caught who caught the provocative back-and-forth between Cramer and Faber in the mere hours following the final congressional vote.
FABER: It’s a good thing. Do you think there’s a coordinated effort, that there was some sort of conversation between some of these companies or some sort of coordinating body that said this is something that might be a good thing for you to consider doing? I don’t know. Just curious that — I don’t think anybody was anticipating it until we saw the announcement from AT&T, and then it was so quickly followed by Wells and Fifth Third, our parent company, but obviously there’s so many others that could be doing the same thing.
CRAMER: If it was coordinated then there should —
FABER: A lot more, right?
CRAMER: — have been a lot more than six companies.
Keep in mind, at the moment of the Faber-Cramer on-air comments, only six companies had announced they would pass on the benefits of the new legislation on to their employees. Since the CNBC airing, dozens of more companies are jumping on the tax cut bandwagon.
AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. said they would pay a $1,000 bonus to most of their U.S. workers, more than 300,000 people combined. The president signed the tax legislation on Friday.
Other banks have also announced pay increases since the tax bill passed Congress. Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC), PNC Financial Services Group Inc., BB&T Corp. and Fifth Third Bancorp said they would raise their minimum wage to $15 an hour. Bank of America already pays its employees that minimum wage. Some of those banks are also paying certain employees a one-time bonus similar to Bank of America’s.
Did you know that the Russians actually put forth a huge effort to convince the American people the the recently elected President Donald Trump had no business being moving to the White House, and actually sought to de-legitimize his win in 2016?
If you didn’t know, don’t feel bad. The Establishment Media has either given this bombshell news either scant attention, if not completely ignored it.
With the Swamp Democrats and their GOP Establishment allies, along with their always reliable media stooges, this up-to-date Axis of Evil has done everything in their power to persuade the people that evil Donald Trump was secretly colluding with equally evil Vladimir Putin to steal the presidential election from the virginal Hillary Clinton.
But amazingly enough, Facebook’s general counsel attorney Colin Stretch testified before the Senate’s Judiciary Committee’s Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee, the Democrat and RINO narrative has been turned on its head.
As reported by Politico’s Nancy Scola and Ashley Gold (emphasis mine);
Top lawyers from Facebook and Twitter said Tuesday that Russian-linked posts and advertisements placed on the social networks after Election Day sought to sow doubt about President Donald Trump’s victory.
Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch told a Senate Judiciary panel that content generated by a Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency after Nov. 8 centered on “fomenting discord about the validity of [Trump’s] election.” That’s a change from Russia’s pre-election activity, which was largely centered on trying to denigrate Hillary Clinton, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a January report.
“During the election, they were trying to create discord between Americans, most of it directed against Clinton. After the election you saw Russian-tied groups and organizations trying to undermine President Trump’s legitimacy. Is that what you saw on Facebook?” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked at the hearing.
Stretch and his Twitter counterpart, Sean Edgett, called that an “accurate” statement.
However as NewsBusters.org reporter Kyle Drennen published, the big three network news channels failed to objectively and honestly report the unvarnished news as it was breaking on Capitol Hill (emphasis mine);
While the broadcast networks all eagerly hyped social media executives being hauled before Congress on Tuesday to testify about Russian interference in the 2016 election, only CBS covered a revelation from the hearing that Russia sought to undermine Donald Trump’s legitimacy as president after the campaign was over.
On Tuesday, The Hill reported a specific example of how Russian-backed groups worked to undermine Trump immediately after the election. A left-wing protest against the then-President-elect was attended by thousands of demonstrators outside Trump Tower on November 12, 2016 and was “organized by the Facebook page for BlackMattersUS, a Russian-linked group that sought to capitalize on racial tensions between black and white Americans.”
At least CBS noted the fact that the President was a target of Russian propaganda, NBC and ABC didn’t bother to include that detail in their coverage of the hearing. Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News had a full report on the testimony and Wednesday’s Today show offered a 25-second news brief on how “officials from Facebook and Google and Twitter took a lashing from lawmakers over Russia’s involvement in last year’s presidential election.”
Not only did Joy Villa shock Tinsel Town when she recently showed up to the Grammy Awards decked-out in a very Trumpian “Make America Great Again” dress, she also drew the ire of many in the world of entertainment.
Getting the last laugh, Villa’s digital album “I Make the Static” rocketed to #1 on the Amazon and iTunes charts.
But it looks as if the Los Angeles-born singer just may want to get another laugh on the Hollywood liberal elite. Villa appeared on Fox & Friends in regards to her mulling a congressional run.
At first blush, Rep. Don Bacon comes off as a very loose cannon in the House of Representatives. To be honest, my first thought was that he was some big mouthed congressman from East Toilet Seat in desperate need of media attention.
Possibly giving the hint that Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner aren’t what one would exactly describe as drinking buddies after duty hours, the San Francisco Democrat launched into a tirade slamming the Ohio Republican for not only being out of touch with his inner child, but also for being mad with power. As reported by the conservative-leaning PJ Media news portal on Jan. 22, 2015, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi went after the Speaker of the House for inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of the U.S. Congress without first consulting either her or Barack Obama.
Many critics of government officials have often compared holding a politician to a promise made is essentially the same as attempting to nail Jello to a tree. Despite complaints that many in the world of politics purposefully become vague and elusive when held to task for past vows made, Rep. Darrell Issa is holding Secretary of State John Kerry to his word to work with Congress, and Team Kerry is less than pleased with the California Republican, as reported by The Washington Examiner (no affiliation with Examiner.com) on May 3, 2014.
Very quietly, the US Congress has authorized shipments of weaponry be sent to the so-called “moderate rebels” in the Free Syrian Army (FSA), as reported by the Reuters news agency via The Jerusalem Post on Jan. 28, 2014.
In one of the few bi-partisan agreements reached in Washington, DC, Democrats lined up behind Barack Obama while Republicans aligning themselves with John McCain all agree that American taxpayer money pay for weapons and other military equipment should be shipped to the FSA.
“Cut military pensions instead of cutting welfare for illegal immigrants…”
Reporter Elizabeth Harrington of The Washington Free Beacon is dropping a bombshell report on Dec. 17, 2013, citing obtained government documentation illustrating that the architects of the Ryan-Murray Budget deal will not only specifically target only retirees from the Uniformed Services (vice including civilian federal workers) with 20+ years service, but those from the military who were medically retired for wounds received would also face huge cuts to their financially important annual COLA (Cost Of Living Allowance) increases.
The Washington Free Beacon isn’t the only news organ reporting that disabled vets also face cost of living cuts.
“This is the worst kind of example of a shady, backroom deal.” — Col. Michael Barron US Army (Ret.)
The recent proposed federal budget deal cut by the former Republican vice presidential candidate will be payed for out of the flesh of uniformed retirees, as reported by the right-of-center news portal Breitbart.com on Dec. 16, 2013.
Citing CNN Money’s Jennifer Liberto, Matthew Boyle of Breitbart News notes that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) brokered a deal with Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) that ensured a mere handful of years worth of governmental spending would come at the expense of the annual COLA (Cost of Living Allowances) increases for those retired from the Uniformed Services, to include NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps) and the PHS (Public Health Service Commissioned Corps).