Bully, thug, classless pig, loudmouth. A number of words and phrases certainly spring to mind when describing actor/activist Alec Baldwin.
Rabble-rouser could certainly be yet another add-on to Baldwin’s résumé.
With Leftist violence being all the rage (no pun intended), the Hollywood elitist made a point of sounding the Antifa dog whistle while simultaneously backing off just enough to give him “what… me?” deniability.
CNN’s very own maître de douche Chris Cuomo rarely allows objective journalism to interfere with his particular brand of leftist propaganda.
Yet another example of this buffoon’s deep-seated Trump Derangement Syndrome would be his branding of President Trump’s referring to the murder of Mollie Tibbets of her being “permanently separated” from her family as somehow crossing the line.
In spite of Bubba Clinton signing into law, then Bath House Barry wholeheartedly enforced for eight full years the separation of families who crossed the border illegally, somehow President Trump is evil incarnate for doing the very thing that was firmly entrenched as practical policy.
In fact, the Seattle Times referred to “Trump’s cruel policy of separating children from their parents at the border nauseated people across the political spectrum.” Nary a word regarding 44 and 42’s complicity.
But back to this yutz, Cuomo.
For whatever bizarre reason, the brother of the Empire State’s Gauleiter is triggered whenever Trump makes mention of Mollie Tibbets being “permanently separated” from her family.
This delicate hothouse orchid considers Trump stating the obvious is downright “offensive”.
The poster child for time travel and condom usage, Chelsea Clinton is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a New York City baby killing pro-abortion conference that’s also aimed at killing the SCOTUS nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Sponsored by Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and something called the Demand Justice Initiative, the event entitled “Rise Up For Roe” is seeking to rile-up the deep-pocket Leftists of the Big Apple to mobilize Congressional Democrats in axing Judge Kavanaugh possibly taking a seat on the Supreme Court.
The Aug. 11 event in Manhattan is meant “to talk about the very real threat #Kavanaugh poses to abortion rights,” according to the event’s website.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, and the Demand Justice Initiative have organized the New York event as part of a nationwide tour to urge people to consider what most assume to be Kavanaugh’s conservative-aligned views on abortion.
Among the other featured speakers include the likes of Democrat lightweight Sen. Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren and the always mockable has-been, Alyssa Milano.
This movable train wreck is also scheduled to infect Boston, Mass.; Portland, Ore.; Washington, D.C.; Austin, Tex.; Phoenix Ariz.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Denver, Colo.; and Des Moines, Iowa.
The below video has absolutely nothing to do with the Rise Up For Roe, I just figured you’d had enough of looking at ugly women.
Fourth ranked welterweight Colby “Chaos” Covington was suppose to lose to Brazilian champion Rafael dos Anjos in last Saturday night’s UFC bout in Chicago.
According to OddsShark.com, dos Anjos was a -123 favorite to win (you bet $100 on dos Anjos to win, you win an additional $81.30). Covington was at +100 (you bet $100 on Covington to win, you win an additional $100).
But in a fight that went the full five rounds, Covington won in a unanimous decision, much to the chagrin of the Chicago crowd.
Hailing from California’s High Sierra Mountains, Covington made clear his political leanings just as soon as he won the belt. As noted by Breitbart.com;
“I’m going to do what a real American should do. I’m bringing this belt to the White House, and I’m putting it on Donald Trump’s desk,” he said immediately after the decision was announced. Some of the Chicago fans booed after his proclamation.
After getting a chance to shower and clean himself up after the fight, Covington refreshed himself with a bottle of “nerd tears” and unloaded on the “Filthadelphia Eagles” during his post-fight press conference;
President Trump has incurred the wrath of the Establishment Media during today’s White House Q and A presser held in the Rose Garden.
While our Chief Executive traded-off calling on reporters with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, it was then that the president crossed the line… according to the Establishment Media, that is.
As it turns out, as he and PM Abe were taking turns recognizing reporters, Trump gave the go-ahead to Fox News reporter John Roberts and eventually to The Daily Caller’s Saagar Enjeti.
No CNN, no Washington Post, no Yahoo News, no MSNBC. You get the picture.
Nonetheless, Yahoo News reporter Hunter Walker took to Twitter to pout his disapproval;
The two media outlets chosen by Trump to ask questions at this event were Fox News and the Daily Caller.
While the American media is busy playing Where’s Melania and the POTUS has them chasing their tails over strategically timed tweets, the Establishment Media has given very little coverage to quite the seismic shift that’s just taken place in North Korea.
North Korea’s top three military officials have been removed from their posts, a senior US official said on Sunday.
Kim Jong-un is preparing for a high-stakes summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on June 12, the first such meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president.
The US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was commenting on a report by South Korea’s Yonhap news agency that all three of the North’s top military officials were believed to have been replaced.
While the names of those both canned and installed are unfamiliar with most Americans, the positions they held are self-evident in their importance;
Citing an unidentified intelligence official, Yonhap said No Kwang-chol, first vice-minister of the Ministry of People’s Armed Forces, had replaced Pak Yong-sik as defence chief, while Ri Myong-su was replaced by his deputy, Ri Yong-gil.
North Korean state media previously confirmed that Army General Kim Su-gil had replaced Kim Jong-gak as director of the KPA’s (Korean People’s Army) General Political Bureau.
Walcott and Smith note that Kim’s removal and replacement of his top Flag Officers may have more to do with economics other than a much reported possibility of a military overthrow;
The move could support efforts by the North’s young leader to jump-start economic development and engage with the world, analysts said.
There’s been speculation a-plenty that Lil’ Kim is sweating-out a military takeover when he meets with President Trump in Singapore;
Kim is apparently concerned that the trip to Singapore may leave his government vulnerable to a military coup or that other hostile actors might try to depose him, sources told The [Washington] Post. The Kim dynasty has ruled North Korea since the country’s inception following the armistice in 1953.
Rumors of a simmering military revolt in North Korea are precisely the kind of thing that emboldened Kim to keep a tight grip on power over the years, according to some experts.
Born to the world Delmar Drew Arnaud, but better known by his stage name “Daz Dillinger” (formerly “Dat Nigga Daz“), the former running buddy of Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr (AKA: “Snoop Doggy Dog, Snoop Dogg, Snoop Lion, Snoop D-O-double-G, Snoopzilla“) is openly calling for violence against fellow rapper Kanye West.
As pretty much everyone in the Western world already knows, West is in deep-Kimchee over his budding bromance with The Donald.
Again, as everyone is already aware of, anyone in the entertainment industry who makes even the slightest utterance in approval of President Trump will find the full force and fury of the Progressive Gestapo unleashed against them.
Seen below, in a video shared internet-wide, Delmar or Daz or Dat (whatever his name is) is calling on the Los Angeles-based Crips gang to “F*ck Kanye up.”
Yet prior to the actual threat of violence to West, Arnaud/Dillinger made a weak attempt at black solidarity against eviul white conservatives;
“We all in one boat, an’ they killin’ all of us…”
Obviously, Arnaud/Dillinger has never heard of the Democratic Party controlled cities of Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, etc.
In another patently ignorant rant, the geographically challenged Arnaud/Dillinger actually threatened West with this particularly stupid comment;
Better not ever see you around the LBC (Long Beach City/California). Better not ever see you around California. Stay in Calabasas, ya hear me?
The city of Calabasas happens to be in California. In fact, Calabasas is less that 40 miles from Long Beach.
Arnaud/Dillinger made his fortune in the world of Rap/Hip-Hop, receiving co-production credit for the touching arias, “Serial Killa” and “For All My Niggaz & Bitches“.
Back in 1983 I was a young Drill Instructor Sgt. Whiteman, freshly minted product of DI School at Parris Island, SC, I can say with all honesty that one of the highlights of my Marine Corps career was seeing a visiting group of survivors of the Battle of Belleau Wood.
The youngest of the group was no younger than 80. You see, it was somewhat common back then for boys as young as 15 and 16 to join the Corps.
And every single one of these true American heroes I saw that day trained at the same sweltering, godforsaken, sand flea-infested sandbar that I now called my duty station. It was truly a humbling experience.
I kept in mind that 9,000 of my fellow Marines (and their buddies) never returned or if they did survive the battle, came home shot to pieces. Some blinded, some missing one or more limbs, some suffered the loss of their very minds. When it was finally over, there were 7,000 wounded Marines, almost 2,000 dead.
Averaging out at 346 dead or wounded Marines every singe day during the course of the battle, it took almost the entire month of June (1-26 June, 1918) for a singular Marine Brigade to stop the final Imperial German army’s offensive of The Great War.
Sadly, most Americans have no idea what their Marine Corps achieved a century ago in the Bois de Belleau (“Belleau Forest” or “Belleau Wood”). Namely, that relatively small Marine Brigade changed the course of world history.
To commemorate this year’s 100th anniversary of the American victory, President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, along with First Ladies Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron, planted on White House grounds an oak sapling that first sprouted in the hallowed battlefield.
French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that he is bringing a living tribute to “Devil Dog” Marines who fell in the World War I battle of Belleau Wood to the White House this week as a symbol of the two nations’ enduring ties.
The battle of Bois de Belleau, or Belleau Wood, about 60 miles north of Paris near the Marne River in the Champagne region, has entered Marine Corps lore. It’s best known among Marines as the place where they were first called “Devil Dogs” for their fierce defense in June 1918 that blunted the German spring offensive.
A dispatch from the German front lines to higher headquarters described the Americans blocking their way and mounting counter-offensives as fighting like “Teufel Hunden,” or “Hounds of Hell.”
Once they consolidated their positions, the Marines would attack six times through mustard gas and withering machine-gun fire before the Germans were driven from the wood. An estimated 2,000 Marines were killed.
An official German report later described the Marines as “vigorous, self-confident, and remarkable marksmen.”
Army Gen. John J. “Black Jack” Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force on the Western Front, marveled at the tenacity of the “Devil Dogs” of Belleau Wood in a quote that has also become part of the Marine legend.
“The deadliest weapon in the world is a United States Marine and his rifle,” Pershing said.
The oak sapling Macron will give to Trump was taken from a site near the so-called “Devil Dog Fountain,” where U.S. troops gathered after the battle of Belleau Wood. The fountain’s spout is in the shape of the head of a bull mastiff.
Prior to the battle itself, the German forces launched their final major offensive on the Western Front.
The Allied armies were all in full retreat, the road to Paris lay wide open. If the French capital fell, the war would have doubtlessly dragged on for years and uncounted thousands of more dead and wounded.
As a French unit in retreat urged the Marines to join them, Capt. Lloyd W. Williams of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, responded with the now-famous;
“Retreat? Hell, we just got here.”
As they say, the rest is history.
Just days after the battle, the French Army renamed re-named Bois de Belleau to be known forever on all French maps as the Bois de la Brigade de Marine (Forest of the Marine Brigade).
Love him, hate him, or totally indifferent concerning him, former adviser to President Trump, Roger Stone is in some deep kimchee.
Initially invited to speak before the Okaloosa (Florida) Republican Executive Committee, Stone has found himself “uninvited” by the same GOP group as reported by USA Today.
While appearing in an interview with the conspiracy-friendly Alex Jones, Stone shared some less-than-complimentary opinions in regards to the late Barbara Bush;
“I understand I’m going to take a lot of crap for speaking the truth about Barbara Bush,” Stone said in an interview with InfoWars host Alex Jones. “She was a mean-spirited, vindictive drunk. She is ascending into hell right now. She’s not going to heaven. She was a bad person.”
Stone also reportedly wrote on Instagram that “Barbara Bush drank so much booze, if they cremated her … her body would burn for three days.”
Stone was slated to be the keynote speaker for the group’s Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner on May 12, but chairman Mark Franks said that in light of his comments, he “ended our contract” with Stone.
President Trump fired Stone during the 2016 campaign for Stone’s unprofessional behavior. As the president was quoted by the Washington Post;
“I really don’t want publicity seekers who want to be on magazines or who are out for themselves. This campaign is not about them. It’s about victory and making America great again.”
Warming the cockles of the hearts of every American who didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton, word is out in DC that the Trump Administration is seeking an Arab solution for an Arab problem.
Mark Moore of the New York Post is reporting that President Trump “is seeking to build a coalition of Arab forces to replace the United States military in Syria and help stabilize the region after the defeat of the Islamic State.”
While it has long been suspected that the official Arab past-time has been getting their asses kicked militarily by the Israelis, maybe there’s a chance that the Arabs, collectively, might have a bit more luck against their jihadist brethren.
And not only is the president looking for the Arab nations to take charge militarily in the once-ISIS held eastern third of Syria, but also pony-up the cash. It is there that roughly 2,000 American troops are wiping out the remaining nests of ISIS terrorists.
Reportedly, the governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar have all been contacted to fund the military expedition.
As it turns out, it’s not only the Persian Gulf nations being approached by Team Trump.
While not technically Arabs but descendants of the Coptic race, word is bubbling to the surface that the Egyptians have been approached, albeit unofficially;
National security adviser John Bolton has reached out to Egypt’s acting intelligence chief, Abbas Kammel, to see if he would take part in the effort, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
Hillary Clinton really does come off as someone physically incapable of accepting personal responsibility for her losing the 2016 presidential election.
This broad has blamed everyone from Donald Trump to Bernie Sanders to the Democratic National Committee.
Just a few examples, as cited by Newsweek. Not exactly a big supporter of President Trump;
James Comey (Trump’s fault)
Self-Hating Women (Trump’s fault)
Low-Information Voters (Trump’s fault)
Voter Suppression (Trump’s fault)
Russia (Trump’s fault)
Her Own Campaign Staff
The Democratic National Committee
Campaign Finance Law (Trump’s fault)
The Electoral College (Trump’s fault)
The Basket of Deplorables (Trump’s fault)
Herself (but only if you count her email scandal as a “dumb” mistake)
But now comes the word the Hil has another finger to point at someone other than herself.
Specifically, while giving a speech in Mumbai, India, Clinton pointed an accusatory finger straight at The Donald as reported by The Daily Caller;
“Look at the map of the United States. There’s all the red in the middle where Trump won. Now I win the coasts, I win Illinois, Minnesota, places like that. But what the map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product,” Clinton claimed.
“So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward, and his whole campaign ‘Make America Great Again’ was looking backwards. ‘You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women, you know, getting jobs, you don’t want to, you know, see that Indian-Americans are succeeding more than you are — whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it.’”
“So it was a symptom, but it was also a cause, because having someone run for president who voices those ideas, who rejects so much of the American story and our values was also the underlying cause as well.”
As just about the entire world already knows, President Donald Trump has accomplished something that Clinton, Dubya and Obama consistently failed at. Namely, breaking the Kim Dynasty and their grip on nuclear weapons.
But before I go any further, allow me to say… hey liberals, suck it.
With that out of the way, can you imagine just how pissed-off Democrats are?
Not only has The Donald bigly punked-out Lil’ Kim coming to the negotiations table, the North Korean despot will “refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests” according to Chung Eui-yong, South Korea’s national security director as reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune.
As the South Korean spy chief also noted, he delivered a signed letter personally signed by Kim. Shockingly enough, Kim admitted he “understood that the U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises that are scheduled for this spring ‘must continue.’”
Golly gee, ever get the feeling President Trump has his heel firmly clamped-down directly on Kim’s throat?
Yeah, he does. Yet again, I feel compelled to say, hey liberals, suck it.
In light of Trump’s steadfastness regarding the NoKo nuclear threat, the white-hot heat that burns deep in the hearts of members of the Jackass Party is something that just makes me so very, very happy.
And just to rub Democrat noses even harder in it, allow me to cite some of the text of Barack Obama’s citation 2009 Nobel Peace Prize; (emphasis mine)
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.
Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama’s initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.
Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.
Like every head-to-head competition, Trump has proven that capitalists are the do-ers, while socialists like Obama may deliver snappy (and previously written) speeches, they rarely actually do anything.
On the surface, it would seem Gen. Kelly downgrading Jared Kushner’s Top Secret clearance is a matter of standard housekeeping procedures.
Digging a bit deeper, it’s a fair bet that Kelly was not only deeply influenced by his 40+ years in the Marine Corps warrior ethos, but also that he has a firm grip on the reality of cut-throat politics.
Chief of Staff John Kelly downgraded Jared Kushner’s security clearance on Feb. 23 from “Interim Top Secret” to “Interim Secret,” according to an administrative staffer involved in the HR process for handling clearances. The White House declined to comment on this story.
Still dealing with Department of Justice foot dragging in completing security clearances, Kelly is stuck with a number of his White House staff stuck in a weird “interim” clearance limbo.
As McCammond correctly cites the difference between a Interim Top Secret clearance and a Interim Secret clearance;
Interim Top Secret/SCI: Gives access to sensitive compartments of intelligence (SCI) that are restricted to a small group of “trusted, highly vetted and scrutinized users who need it to perform their duties,” David Wade, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State John Kerry, told Axios. That information is deemed so classified that if made public, it could have national security implications. Handling is so rigorously enforced and protected.”
Interim Secret: Would not have access to certain classified information, like the president’s daily briefing. “You may be cleared for a level but that doesn’t mean you have a ‘need to know,'” an FBI officer told Axios.
Especially in the fallout of presidential aide Rob Porter’s accusations of spousal abuse, through no fault of his own, Porter still held an Interim Top Secret clearance. You can blame Obama holdovers for still taking well over a full year to complete the job at hand.
Besides, while Kushner may have held an Interim Top Secret, he was essentially overqualified for his normal duties.
As McCammond noted;
Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said Kushner’s work won’t be affected. “The new policy announced by General Kelly will not affect Mr. Kushner’s ability to continue to do the very important work he has been assigned by the President.”
So why is Gen. Kelly’s downgrading of Kushner’s clearance a big deal?
As the president recently was quoted regarding the question of Kelly, Kushner and clearances, “General Kelly will make that call. I won’t make that call.”
With little doubt, this isn’t a case of Gen. Kelly “gunning” for Jared Kushner… this is more a case of the general covering his boss’s six. John Kelly would rather he take the heat from both the Democrats and their yapping Yorkie attack dogs in the media, than to see President Trump hung out to dry.
Besides, it’s always good for Gen. Kelly to know that his boss trusts him to the point of knocking his own son-in-law down a peg on the totem pole.
The map charts all of the locations for human excrement “incidents” reported to the San Francisco police during a given month. The interactive map shows precise locations of the incidents by marking them with poop emojis.
The project shows that the heatmap for poo is most heavily concentrated directly in downtown San Francisco.
According to the SF Weekly, San Francisco has a major sh*thole problem:
St. George Alley can harbor up to 30 piles of poop per week, Department of Public Works employee Steve Mahoney told SFist. That’s exceptional. But it also illustrates a seemingly intractable problem in a city with limited public restrooms, constricted homeless services, and a line of filthy JCDecaux bunker toilets that often sit unused.
So if you live in San Francisco and are offended by Trump’s comments, just watch where you’re stepping.
Nothing drives Democrats up the wall faster than the truth. Especially when it comes to talking about building a wall.
To assist my fellow citizens who agree with me that we’ve endured at least the past quarter century at the receiving end of a millions strong silent invasion of no-skill/low-skill laborers.
Much like the Democrat convulsions over Trump possibly allowing Obama’s DACA dying on the vine, how quick those same Democrats fail to remember that DACA was an Obama “temporary fix” with no guarantee of immunity, amnesty or to be seen as “a pathway to citizenship”.
And let’s not forget that the travel ban on certain Muslim-majority nation didn’t originate with Trump, but with Barack Hussein.
Anyhow, with the Border Wall about to be in the news non-stop for the next few weeks, here’s a couple if videos you may want to share with those who wish to rail against Trump, just show them these videos;
In a rather historic move, the Trump Administration has announced that the annual US contribution to the United Nations will be cut by roughly 25 percent, as reported by the New York Post;
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced Sunday that the United States negotiated a $285 million cut in the United Nations’ “bloated” budget for next year.
“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known,” Haley said in a statement from the US Mission. “We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.”
Haley added that the “historic reduction” in spending is a step in the right direction and that the US would make many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable UN.
“In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key US priorities throughout the world and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system,” the statement said.
The new deal for the 2018-2019 fiscal year is $285 million less than the world body’s staggering $5.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2016-2017.
The United States is responsible for 22 percent of the United Nations operating budget, the largest contribution. It paid about $1.2 billion of the 2016-2017 budget of $5.4 billion.
Possibly without even realizing how much they’ve warmed the hearts of Trump supporters, The Times also noted that in the wake of every member nation assigned to the United Nations Security Council voting against the Trump decision to relocate our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the POTUS was quoted;
Mr. Trump dared the General Assembly to follow the Security Council’s example. “Let them vote against us,” he said. “We will save a lot.”
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.
Despite the hard-left leaning Establishment Media in America attempting to make political hay by diminishing President Trump’s fulfillment of his campaign promise, and over two-decades-old American promise, to relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to the legitimate Israeli capital of Jerusalem.
But what the same Establishment Media is failing to cite is that within minutes of Trump’s news conference, it was reported that two other nations have notified Israel’s Foreign Ministry with notification they intend to follow the American lead of shifting their embassy’s location from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed interest in moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Channel 1 news reported on Wednesday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to relocate the U.S. embassy.
According to the report, the Czech Republic expressed interest in moving their embassy to Jerusalem as well.
Is it just me, or is this another example of what happens when America re-asserts its leadership?
ABC News president James Goldston excoriated staff Monday over Brian Ross’ major error on a report about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and announced that Ross, the network’s chief investigative reporter, will no longer cover stories related to President Trump.
Goldston also told staffers that the network was conducting a “full review” of the error and its aftermath.
Ross had initially reported Friday morning that Flynn was prepared to testify that Donald Trump as a candidate had instructed him to reach out to the Russians. Ross said more than seven hours later on “World News Tonight” that his information was actually that Flynn was prepared to testify Trump made the request as president-elect. On Saturday evening, ABC News said Ross had been suspended for four weeks without pay for what it termed the “serious error.”
During ABC News’ morning editorial call Monday, audio of which was obtained by CNN, Goldston excoriated his staff for the error.
“I don’t think ever in my career have I felt more rage and disappointment and frustration that I felt through this weekend and through the last half of Friday,” Goldston said.
“I don’t even know how many times we’ve talked about this, how many times we have talked about the need to get it right,” he added. “That how we have to be right and not first. About how in this particular moment, with the stakes as high as these stakes are right now, we cannot afford to get it wrong.”
Here’s the good news; President Trump (in his infinite wisdom) has decided to sell to the American people a certain piece of military surplus. Specifically, the venerable M1911 .45 caliber Colt pistol.
Thank God for the Second Amendment.
But here’s the bad news; to properly de- and re-assemble that hand cannon, you need either a degree in mechanical engineering or the patience of a saint. Of which I have neither.
All joking aside, I love the Colt .45. It’s a helluva weapon that any fan of the Second Amendment would love to own.
President Trump is set to sign the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which contains an amendment that allows U.S. citizens to acquire military surplus 1911 pistols.
The sales will occur under the auspices of the Civilian Marksmanship Program, which has been selling approved military surplus weapons to citizens for more than 100 years.
According to the International Business Times, it currently costs the U.S. military approximately $2 a day to store one pistol, and there are an estimated 100,000 1911s that are being stored. So that is a $200,000 expenditure the military can erase and replace with a profit, or at least of a recoup of costs, by selling the firearms.
The 1911 is one of the most popular handguns ever developed. It is valued for military use, home defense, self-defense, and concealed carry. Although the military’s 1911s were made by Colt, citizens have long been purchasing civilian models from Colt as well. These range from the basic government model to 1911s with finely tuned triggers and target barrels that allow for incredible accuracy in competitive shooting.
For those unfamiliar with why so many gun-owners love (and bad guys fear) the .45, here’s an excerpt from the WWII novel The Macneils of Tokyo; (Emphasis mine)
From the Japanese lines an officer in a tropical helmet and kepi charged forth, waving his sword. Screaming “Banzai! Banzai!‘ he ran full tilt toward Macneil’s team. Only about 10 yards from Slats Honda, the man skidded to a halt and threw his sword like a spear at the sergeant. It missed. Pulling his Type 14 pistol, he had lurched forward again when Macneil shot him with his .45. That pistol, designed to stop crazed Philippine juramentados in their tracks,broke apart the face of the officer like a melon burst open by a baseball bat. He collapsed six feet in front of Macneil. Grinning, Sergeant Honda threw his captain a firm thumb’s up.
In yet another sick and twisted example of their particular form of worship, the cowards that comprise the ranks of ISIS have called for the assassination of Barron Trump.
In the wake of calling for the murder of England’s 4-year-old Prince George of Cambridge, third in line of succession to the British throne, just a few short weeks ago, the Islamic jihadists are now the conspiring online for the killing of President Trump’s youngest child.
Pro-ISIS internet channels are calling for the assassination of President Donald Trump’s son, Barron, and have shared personal details of the child’s life on its social media networks, including the address of his school, according to a media monitoring organization.
ISIS supporters, on a well-known Telegram channel, shared the name and address of Barron Trump’s school and are calling for backers of the terrorist organization to assassinate him, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI.
The initial message, sent on Nov. 21 by an ISIS supporter on Telegram, “called for the assassination of Barron Trump, and shared the name of the school that Barron attends along with a Google map pinpointing its location,” according to MEMRI, which shares images of this messages with reporters.
“Using the hashtag ‘handle the son of the mule of America,’ the supporter, who uses the name “Dak Al-Munafiqeen,’ Arabic for ‘striking the hypocrites,’ wrote: ‘Barron Trump goes to this school in Washington,'” according to MEMRI.
“The post was followed by a photo of Barron Trump,” according to MEMRI’s research. “To widely disseminate the call for assassination, several pro-ISIS Telegram channels have shared and forwarded the post.”