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December 22, 2017

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sbw

Whoa! One!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I still think it's like Tulipmania, no matter how people explain it to me.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

As the President said this morning, "it's all the rage."

http://www.postregister.com/articles/news-todays-headlines/2017/12/21/melaleuca-offer-bonuses-following-tax-plan

http://sbgi.net/pr-news/sinclair-broadcast-group-announces-1000-special-bonus-as-a-result-of-tax-reform/

simply stupid

Bringing over from dead thread d to think that Trump is Hitler and that Bannon and the alt-right is antisemitic. is it not grand that Trump is our neighborhood bully courtesy of our Nobel laureate who would not have accepted the prize except for his money blues https://vimeo.com/101836593

Rocco

I bought a modest amount of TRX a few days ago. I'm going to be a millionaire!

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Relinking;
Remy decodes Bitcoin.
All your questions answered.

narciso

That's a,rejoinder to fusion who tried to ruin vanderslip.


Appalled is still buying NarrAtives by the bushel.

Captain Hate

simply stupid, when that song came out it was such a refreshing change from the herd mentality of the "free thinkers" of payola.

simply stupid

As to the clip of Richard Engel, Trump already had Flynn, Mattis and Kelly on board and those were the generals that counted since they wanted to Make America great again and had seen first hand what the Obama administration had done to the military and how they politically weaponized all areas of the intelligence community except for the defense intelligence which are the sources for the politico article this week.

Case in point is Kelly's comments about Gold Star fammilies. Remember that when we think of what is sacred during this holiday period.https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/us/politics/john-kelly-son-trump.html

narciso

Yes I remember how they tried to use sgt Johnson's brave fight as a,weapon, this was part of tanenhaus weak tea.

Eric in Boise

When Long Island Ice Tea Company (LTEA) changed its name yesterday to "Long Blockchain" and the stock quadrupled at the open, I had a feeling that we're in silly season.

Buy puts.

narciso

Hey eib how have you been?

Eric in Boise

Still here, thanks. Merry Christmas to all!

Clarice Feldman

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-story-behind-a-christmas-story-1513898883
How "A Christmas Story" came into being.

Janet 🚬

What kills me about that election night Engel clip too is how that MFM crew were so worried about 'inexperienced' Trump.

What in the hell had Hillary Clinton every accomplished? (not counting for herself & the Clinton Foundation)

What great laws did she get passed when she was a Senator?

Her tenure as SoS was an absolute failure. Chaos in MENA, refugee crisis, our embassies overrun, Benghazi massacre,...

I loved candidate Trump's line about how Hillary has been around for 30 years & she hadn't gotten any of the stuff done that she was selling now.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Everything about Hillary's inexperience goes squared for the Cocoa Messiah.

Extraneus

Great snow story, Robin.

JimNorCal

FBI plans to release its report on the Las Vegas shooter just before the 2018 midterm election.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/22/las-vegas-shooting-fbi-official-says-info-on-motive-may-take-until-next-october-to-release.html

Eric in Boise

Not only are the bonuses all the rage, there are indications that they and the lower-taxed paychecks are already being spent to a degree:

Tech firm: Holiday spending up 9.2 percent so far
10:04 AM ET, 12/22/2017 - Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A payment technology firm says that holiday spending is surging in the days before Christmas.

First Data said Friday that overall spending, excluding gas, rose 9.2 percent from Nov. 1 through Monday, outpacing the 3.7 percent pace for the year-ago period. The company analyzes online and in-store payments for 1.3 million merchants.

Hey Obama, THIS is how you do a stimulus.

simply stupid

Hey everything was shovel ready only thing was that he was shoveling lumps of coal and told you can keep it like your doctor.

James D.

Jim @ 10:50

Good lord. Are there ANY competent and honest (or even just one out of two) people anywhere in the FBI?

Appalled

narc:

I sold Russia at a substantial gain in September, and have been keeping my holdings in cash ever since. Trump the harasser seemed to have promise, but there are a lot of other harassment narrative investment opportunities, and the profusion of choices, I think, will keep that stock from going very far.

Once there appears a standard, good old fashioned pay for play narrative that's easy to understand and looks to be true, I will think about investing....

Clarice Feldman

https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/12/21/dont-fire-mueller-president-trump--let-him-keep-making-a-fool-of-himself-instead-n2425070

simply stupid

The Alabama secretary of state has not certified the senate election . Maybe he will pull a Franken and get Moore in by invalidating enough ballots. Would that not be a great irony as to Franken's political career. He most probably got more royalties for re-issuance of his book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them. Wonder who are the liars?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Reposting this from the last thread not because it's any great insight, but just because it's kind of interesting to me;

I have a theory which may or may not make sense.
Establishments defend themselves. Insurgents who want to overturn the old order and become the Establishment themselves go on offense.

The GOP in all its forms for decades represented the Establishment. So naturally it played defense.
As the left took over institution after institution it gradually has become the Establishment. The rump party of the old GOP that is mired in DC functions as a part of that Establishment.

In light of that is Trump a one-off or is he the first of an inevitable line of offensive conservative/libertarian/populist insurgents as the polarity slowly reverses between the political poles and the progs defend the turf they won as they marched through the institutions and the "right" for want of a better term finds itself on the outside looking in at what was stolen from it?

Seems to me the transition we are experiencing on the right is inevitable and turns on the old guard of defensive minded fossils being pushed aside by unconventional firebrands of whom Trump and Bannon or two prime outside the box examples. It's not a matter of the GOPe changing or we'll get more Trumps. We're getting more Trumps regardless because the GOPe can't change and are being superseded, though it will be a contentious and drawn out transition. A pretty good case can be made the transition started in 1964 with Goldwater's extremely offensive [in all senses of the word] defense of extremism to ensure liberty. Reagan was the first, tentative, but successful offense minded standard bearer and it's taken the Gingrich revolution which was halted and two retrograde Bush's pushing back along with the Tea Party and Barry's push to consolidate the prog dominance of institutions to accelerate the transfer from conservatives conserving a diminishing realm to insurgents looking to take back what the progs usurped.

Meanwhile the progs are even more in turmoil. Their offense minded shock troops took over the Dems and the rest of the institutions easier than they thought possible and now that they have essentially won they don't know what to do with themselves. Most are too offense minded to dig and build walls so they pursue policies which are alienating more and more people in their lunacies. Since they're at heart ideologues in a way the right isn't they find it much harder to transform from their 'storm the barricades' mentality to 'man the barricades' now that they find themselves behind and protected by the very barricades they once vowed to tear down.

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Trump the harrasser is a sucker's bet as is shorting trump, period.
Trump can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.

lyle

I failed to get to this yesterday but Driscoll at Insty had a link to a Tom
Wolfe essay that is utterly fabulously worth your time. Perhaps some kind JOMer could chase down the link. Wolfe hilariously destroys the modern-day "intellectual."

lyle

That Remy video was funny as usual, Ig.

Appalled

Iggy:

Trump has about 10 months of lousy President-ing and one month of not-so-bad President-ing behind him. Probability favors the ten months recurring rather than the one month continuing.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Doesn't iit figure: the WSJ story about "A Christmas Story" is behind the paywall.

Merry Christmas, you WSJ Scrooges.

Eric in Boise

Trump has about 10 months of lousy President-ing and one month of not-so-bad President-ing behind him

And in my book, those "lousy" ten months were immensely healthier for this country than the ninety-six that preceded them.

Extraneus

Boo hoo.

‘Morning Joe’ Castigates Haley for Warning U.N. Over Jerusalem Resolution: We’re the ‘Bad Guys,’ She ‘Embarrassed’ the U.S.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

What "lousy presidenting" in the first 10 months?

Removing us from the Paris Climate Accord?
Successful trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Rome?
Successful trip to Japan, China, South Korea?
Removing hundreds of job-killing regulations?
Defeating ISIS?

Extraneus

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-signs-tax-bill-into-law-2017-12-22

President Donald Trump on Friday signed the Republican tax overhaul into law, enacting the most significant remake of the U.S. tax code in more than three decades. The $1.5 trillion tax cut permanently slashes the corporate rate to 21% while temporarily cutting individual rates. Among many other provisions, it also nearly doubles the standard deduction and eliminates the personal exemption. No Democrats voted for the bill in either the House or Senate. Trump also signed a bill to keep the government running through Jan. 19.
Extraneus

Pro-Amnesty Dems, Activists Rage As Congress Ignores DACA Demands

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
1h1 hour ago

With all my Administration has done on Legislative Approvals (broke Harry Truman’s Record), Regulation Cutting, Judicial Appointments, Building Military, VA, TAX CUTS & REFORM, Record Economy/Stock Market and so much more, I am sure great credit will be given by mainstream news?
=========

I forgot about all of the judges and the Supreme Court appointment of Gorsuch, to be added to the mix in my list above.

rich

Posted by: Appalled | December 22, 2017 at 11:22 AM

Donald Trump has been President and Hillary Clinton has not.

a solid 11 months of exceeding expecations.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I am so sick of hearing about how the President isn't popular. I do not know one single person who voted for him who regrets it or thinks he has done a bad job.

If you ask me, it's a narrative being created to account for GOP losses in the midterms due to democrat cheating.

 narcisoyea

Maybe it was this piece:

https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/05/19/tom-wolfe-boston-university-commencement/

rich

Posted by: JimNorCal | December 22, 2017 at 10:50 AM

big surprise that. I'll have to rank that one up near the top of under reported stories of 2017.

58 people dead and 546 injured from a single shooter firing from the 32nd floor of a hotel room.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3m3 minutes ago

95% of Americans will pay less or, at worst, the same amount of taxes (mostly far less). The Dems only want to raise your taxes!

lyle

Not quite, narc.

Captain Hate

Even though I'm less than happy that spending wasn't slashed, avoiding a messy shutdown, particularly after a major victory, while ignoring the DACA shitheels, gives me hope that Ryan and McConnell are finally figuring out how this winning thing works. Kudos to them if so.

rich

and the shooter made his fortune by playing video poker and slot machines ...

simply stupid

And how about all the unmasking. The GOPe for repeal and replace not. The March 4 tweet about being Surveilled and now Gloria Allred and Lisa Bloom being extortion artists in just going after the money iin the non disclosure agreements rather than outing the harassers like Weinstein , Nasser and the Fox producer with Tamara Holder. Hopefully the me too movement has blown up after their getting Moore's hide. Let Moore sue Allred for defamation and get a big tub of popcorn.

$28 a Month? Huh?

It is funny to find out that President Obama's tax cut was bigger than President Trump's.


Obama's is bigger than Trump's. That's gonna haunt him.


And it's nice to find out that most of the tax cuts went to the bottom and middle-class.


Democrats.We're simply better human beings.

 narcisoyea

Right, and I have a bridge to sell you.

simply stupid

Duda Obamacare wass a tax where is your $28 shovel ready.

Captain Hate

big surprise that. I'll have to rank that one up near the top of under reported stories of 2017

What an insult to the families of the victims and wounded. Heads should roll for this and Sessions owes the families an explanation for this pronto. I've been holding my criticisms of him on other things recently in the hopes that he's playing an effective long game but this specifically needs to be addressed now.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


CSPAN
‏Verified account @cspan
20m20 minutes ago

“With regards to the President’s tweeting habits, I haven’t been a fan until this week. I'm warming up to the tweets actually." - Leader McConnell

Captain Hate

This guy gives me hope:

Do you remember how long it took to build RICO cases against the mafia in NY/NJ back in the 80s and 90s? Years. The whole point is to connect all the dots and get all the people in involved not just to have a few show trials for one of two people no matter how much you might want that.

McCabe
Yates
Comey
Strzok
Priestap
both Ohrs
Page
and now James Baker, Chief Counsel of the FBI

All of these people have been identified so far and are being tied to a conspiracy. These were the senior level people at the DOJ under Obama not some low level flunkies. Refusing to accept that doesn't mean it isn't true.

For about the 1 millionth time, there is an active investigation going on about all of this and there has been for nearly 1 year now, much longer than the Trump investigation. When the report is published we will see what they found and go from there with prosecutions but none of these people will ever be able to collude and conspire against the American people again.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 22, 2017 09:33 AM (/tuJf)

 narcisoyea

Wolfe has been taking a sledgehammer to the zeitgeist for at least 40 years.

Rocco

Never Trumpers are lower than liberals. Hiding behind their "Principled Position" while passively supporting the worst, most corrupt politician ever. They are TRAITORS IMO and deserve nothing but scorn and ridicule from here on out.

Captain Hate

off

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/12/22/trumps-making-american-mining-great-again.html

I want you guys to read this. THIS is an example of a competent and forward-thinking presidency that doesn't get news coverage. I believe yesterday or the day before Secretary Zincke said the USGS was going to survey the location and amounts of all rare earth minerals in the US. That was obviously part of this directive.

And to Appalled: pound sand. You don't even know all that the President is doing.

 narcisoyea

Seriously how is one to take the primal scream at the general assembly as other than a Bronx cheer against the Jews.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

narciso,

I don't know any other way to take it (although also a Bronx cheer at us).

rich

Posted by: Captain Hate | December 22, 2017 at 11:57 AM

the only think for I can think of for the cone of silence is that he was running guns for the FBI and ATF and had a string of safe houses (his rental properties) and arsenals (co-located with the rentals or in storage facilities close by) authorities didn't want anyone to find out about. as to the media silence ... got me. his political leanings seem like a thin reed and as much as the MSM wanted to make it about gun control that pratfalled in about 3 days as Vegas Metro and the FBI got all mushmouthed about it.

rich

Posted by: Miss Marple the Deplorable | December 22, 2017 at 12:17 PM

and one of Obama's first offical acts was to cancel the Arctic Survey which in my mind had ramifications beyond the oil and gas exploration subject of the survey.

 narcisoyea

Meanwhile 6 of the j 20 protesters were acquitted.

 narcisoyea

In others news

https://mobile.twitter.com/DanielPipes/status/944217346075516928?p=v

Captain Hate

Morning Homewreckers conflict resolution techniques:

Brzezinski Reveals She's Tried to Connect Halperin With His Accusers to Apologize, Laments 'They Don't Want to Talk to Him'"


Wow, Mika is a truly awful person.
Posted by: Benji Carver at December 22, 2017 12:29 PM (OD2ni)

Hi! It's Mika! What? Mika. Mika Brzezinski. Seriously. No, it's Polish. No, I've heard all those jokes. Aaaaaanyway, how'd you like to relive a really unpleasant moment in your life so Mark Halperin can get his job back? Hello?
Posted by: Mika Brzezlkjlkjfski at December 22, 2017 12:42 PM (RD7QR)

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Captain Hate,

I found Halperin unpleasant and repulsive even before he was revealed as a pervert.

mockmook

Tom Wolfe, “In the Land of the Rococo Marxists”?

http://wickeddox.blogspot.com/2007/05/in-land-of-rococo-marxists.html

mockmook

Ig, there is a lot to your theory (but I'm not 100% on board with it -- seems the transitions would occur faster than 50 years [Ex: Goldwater])

exdemocrat

MM - from your link, this:
"Despite Trump’s reputation for running a disorganized administration, Marchese says the approach to reviving mineral mining has been smooth."

Time to re-examine the premise.

Appalled

Miss M:

You don't know everything this President is doing, either. You take a certain amount on faith -- which is fine. I don't share the faith.

And his popularity/lack of popularity does matter, at least in Fall 2018. Because it either inspires folks to vote Democrat to put a leash on Trump, or vote Republican to keep the winning going.

Neo

CATCH A FALLING KNIFE AND PUT IT IN YOUR POCKET

This reminded me of the time I tried to catch a wire-wrap electronics board. It looks like a bed of fairly sharp nails.
I ended up with the perfect pattern of blood drops leaking out of a couple of fingers.

Never did that twice.

lyle

Thanks, mockmook. That's it. Highly recommended.

JimNorCal

I agree with the chorus. A solid year of great "presidenting". Not only when Sen McConnell is involved. Lots of cabinet members are making great strides, IMO.

This and the Corker quote indicate that GOPe may be loosening their oppo.

“With regards to the President’s tweeting habits, I haven’t been a fan until this week. I'm warming up to the tweets actually." - Leader McConnell

All that AND no Hillary.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Appalled,

I don't pretend to kow everything the President is doing, and I don't expect to.

However, I go looking for signs of activity on Twitter and various web sites, I pay attention to things like signs of economic recovery, and I look at facts, not some imaginary description of the Presidency from the New York Times and the Washington Post.

As I said, the approval ratings are bogus. They do matter, but not for the reasons you say. They exist to provide a cover for democrat fraud.

Neo

HARWOOD: What should the sequencing be for infrastructure, immigration, tax reform?

SCHUMER: Immigration reform, which passed the Senate 68-32 — Schumer-McCain. The mainstream conservatives in the Senate and House, who are a majority — and I don't mean to be cliche but some of my best friends in the Senate are in this group — they will say to the hard right, to the 50 congressmen who seem to tie things in a knot and Paul Ryan, you know, go take a hike.

The two things that come, that pop to mind — because Schumer, Clinton, and Ryan have all said they support these — are immigration and some kind of international tax reform tied to a large infrastructure program. If you can get overseas money to come back here, even if it's at a lower rate than the 35 percent it now comes back at, and you can use that money for a major constructive purpose such as infrastructure — if you did an infrastructure bank, for instance, you could get $100 billion in equity in the bank and get a trillion dollars of infrastructure.

Tue, 18 Oct 2016

Captain Hate

This trolling is getting contagious:

https://mobile.twitter.com/SharylAttkisson/status/944260440569376768

Eric in Boise

This reminded me of the time I tried to catch a wire-wrap electronics board.

You're dating yourself, Neo.

Now pull up a chair and I'll tell you all about how quick I could solder in tube sockets when I worked as a tech at HP :)

exdemocrat

the push-polled 'approval ratings' are just more propaganda.

exdemocrat

terrific Wolfe link, mockmook - thx

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5206733/Trump-offers-pens-reporters-tax-cut-bill-signing.html

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.yahoo.com/news/hot-us-homes-market-sees-biggest-jump-25-151956472.html

DebinGA

Video/transcript of Trump signing tax bill .. Very self-assured, very upbeat, very complimentary of specific people who made it happen. Just terrific and quite a contrast to MeMeMe BOzo, who I bet is on serious meds as he watches in HI.

DebinGA

Yahoo link: "The storm-hit southern United States added 14.9 percent, the biggest monthly [new home sales] increase since June 2007."

Imo "high tax hit" states like CA, IL, and CT with caravans of Mayflower moving vans leaving 24/7 is a better explanation for the South's home sales surge. TX and SC are top destinations. FL was too but the hurricanes and Puerto Rican swarms might cause rethinking.

Eric in Boise

Ruminating on Agent Orange and his administration's performance this first year, I'm reminded of Silent Cal's quote, which I've always loved:

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race

If this applies to the adults that are thankfully now in charge (and I believe it does), may it continue.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

from the end of the last thread.


pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter
Oregon's Ron Wyden Weighs In On Roy Moore - KXL
www.kxl.com/oregons-ron-wyden-weighs-roy-moore/
Nov 16, 2017 - Washington DC – Oregon Senator Ron Wyden appeared on CNN this morning and was asked about Roy Moore, the embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Alabama. Wyden said ” I believe the women and I don't think this person is morally fit to serve in the United States Senate. I can't be any .

from the link that MM put up at 05:01 AM this morning. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/cia-director-reveals-he-was-once-a-communist-sympathizer.

"“I really am not interested in how the CIA director voted decades ago,” Oregon senator Ron Wyden told BuzzFeed, while leaving a Senate Intelligence Committee briefing Thursday."

IMO, the above sentence tells us that Senator Ron Wyden is not qualified to set upon the Senate Intelligence Committee.

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

from the end of last thread.

" But in this case, the Strzok plot may in fact be operating before our very eyes. It's called the Mueller Russia probe."

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/12/questions_for_mr_strzok.html

IMO, the word MAY should be changed to IS.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/we-may-not-be-alone-ufo-report-times

Excerpt:

“My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone,” the long-serving former intelligence officer said in a real interview that aired on CNN in prime time. On MSNBC, one of the authors of the Times story, Ralph Blumenthal, talked about the existence, inside a Las Vegas storage facility, of “some material from these objects that is being studied so that scientists can try to figure out what accounts for their amazing properties . . . It’s some kind of compound that they don’t recognize.”

Neo

SBU suspects Groysman’s interpreter of spying for Russia
https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/sbu-suspects-groysmans-interpreter-spying-russia.html

‘Russian spy’ Stanislav Yezhov infiltrated Downing Street
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/russian-spy-stanislav-yezhov-infiltrated-downing-street-7nthpbmvf

Accused Russian spy was in the room for Trudeau talks with Ukrainian PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ukraine-translator-russian-spy-canada-1.4461346

Clarice Feldman

Miss Marple--the article outside the WSJ pay wall:http://luxlibertas.com/the-story-behind-a-christmas-story/

Tom Bowler

Hillary guest edits an issue of teen vogue reports the WSJ.

It was a theme issue, with 36 pages devoted to a single subject: Hillary Clinton. That’s more than the 31 pages of ads in the 97-page magazine.

Mrs. Clinton commissioned several articles about herself. Staff writer Lauren Duca proclaims that “zooming out on Hillary’s 2016 loss reveals the broader contours of women’s oppression...”

.

Such a towering ego. There's even a "Love Letters to Hill" section. The magazine helpfully advises: “Read with tissues in hand!” Hard to imagine it's anything short of hilarious.

exdemocrat

Small beer, yes, but i confess to getting a kick out of setting my designated charity for the Amazon smile prime donation to "Project Veritas" so that Bezos can pay for his own propaganda rag to be investigated ;-)

Clarice Feldman

Daddy--he's making Alaska great again, too:http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/22/alaskas-pebble-mine-moves-closer-to-fruition-as-permitting-process-begins.html

exdemocrat

WH records show that 'the wife of Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS), Mary B. Jacoby, with years of Russia-angled reporting – including Donald Trump – visit[ed] the White House in April 2016, at the same time as the DNC and Clinton hire[d] Fusion GPS to conduct the opposition research on Donald Trump, surrounding Russia.'

= Obama's fingerprints.

DebinGA

Drudge: James Rosen out at FOX. Doesn't say why or where he's going.

daddy

Good Morning!

Just woke up, haven't caught up yet, but I see Clarice above me has linked what I was listening to on the news breaks this morning--- proposals going forward to consider opening Pebble Mine. Local radio says the latest proposals are smaller than previous versions, but since the Obama EPA preemptively and illegally ruled out the proposals before they ever even hit the drawing board last time, who knows.

Anyhow, nice to see it in the news again. The ANWR passage in the Tax Bill has really given us a boost up here and my neighbor in the million Dollar house 3 homes up, the head of Dutch Royal Shell America, who has been back at Norway headquarters for the last 2 years, is suddenly back in her house here. Even that is positive. Would love to pick her brain but I leave for work today.

There are still plenty of negative opinion pieces and comments in the papers, voiced by the Eco-lobbyists and Earth First types, but the calls to local Talk Radio are 99.9 percent positive in terms of drilling ANWR and putting folks back to work.

On a side note, last week I wrote about one of my side jobs being the Squadron's PT (Physical Training) Officer, making sure all my troops were physically fit and able to meet the standards for running, swimming, push ups and sit ups. Well I see this posted at Drudge, indicating we are in such dire straits manning wise, that we are exempting 48,000 Sailors who have filed the PT requirements from being booted out of the Navy for the good of the service: Navy grants fitness amnesty to 48,000 sailors who failed test

General Mattis sure has his work cut out for him.

Captain Hate

zooming out on Hillary’s 2016 loss reveals the broader contours

Someone was surely choosing that image carefully. Drunken calls soon to be incoming.

Extraneus

Trump admin orders sharp drawdown of US refugee resettlement

The move comes months after the White House announced plans to significantly curb refugee admissions and to more carefully vet new entrants to the country.

In a Dec. 1 meeting, State Department officials reportedly told nine refugee agencies that resettlement offices throughout the country will not receive federal authorization to resettle nearly as many people in 2018.

Stripped of that necessary approval – and federal funding – dozens of resettlement offices will probably have to close, Reuters reported.

Extraneus

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/22/bank-america-paying-1000-tax-cut-bonuses-145000-employees/

Extraneus

Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu: Tax Cuts Make Poor People Jealous

GOP underestimates how people feel when they know others got a better deal. If Sally gets a tax cut of $380 but others get $200,000, she will be upset. And wait until Joe finds out he is getting a tax increase for residing in CA. That's why tax bill is so unpopular: human nature. https://t.co/uPr9aWBAsn

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 20, 2017



 narcisoyea

Clam no se esta sintiendo bien
http://breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/22/video-daca-illegal-aliens-turn-on-democrat-tim-kaine-after-failing-to-shut-down-govt-over-amnesty

daddy

I just heard the more hysterical FOX Business red-head named Liz say this (my transcript) which sounds promising:

LIZ: Joseph, also the corporations, already many of them are saying "you know what. we're going to give bonuses." Some like FEDEX say "We'll wait, but when we see it add to GDP, we're in. We will start giving bonuses and raising wages etc...

Had not heard that but nice to hear.

FWIW, here's the hysterical FOX red head:

And here's the one who's cool as a cucumber:

daddy

Forgot to add Both named Liz and both on FOX Business.

Extraneus

Is the tide turning on Shutdown Theater? Did the Dems chicken out, fearing they'd get the blame for once?

Watch: DACA Illegal Aliens Turn on Democrat Tim Kaine After Failing to Shut Down Govt over Amnesty

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