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January 30, 2017


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Captain Hate

HOF Levin:



Where's James Taylor when they need him?

When would anyone need him?


--Somehow I suspect that Ms. Yates is not nearly as critical--or important--as she thinks she is.--

Or smart. Seems like she didn't exactly think this while thing through. I would not advise her to take up chess.

Beasts of England

This is one of those events that calls for a trip to Ace of Spades.

mike in houston

Guys, even though the Travis County judge is a loon (her mother was an aide to LBJ and Molly Ivins) she is not a judge in the usual sense of the term. The county judge in each county is the chief exec of the county. Sort of like a mayor is to a city. The woman is a typical Austin nut but thank God she has no judicial role

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EmoCrats on the receiving end. It's "like" this...


Kev did you find the senators who voted for this bill in the omnibus legislation


Just in: Homeland Security Secretary Kelly names Thomas D. Homan as Acting ICE Director, replacing Daniel Ragsdale

Since 2013, Mr. Homan has served as the executive associate director of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). In this capacity, he led ICE’s efforts to identify, arrest, detain, and remove illegal aliens, including those who present a danger to national security or are a risk to public safety, as well as those who enter the United States illegally or otherwise undermine the integrity of our immigration laws and our border control efforts.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Sebastian Gorka PhD Verified account

Well the radio silence is over.
Congrats to those who guessed!

Honored to be Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States.


We are going to war with ISIS very soon, if you ask me. Gorka is one of my favorites! Yay!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


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Gave up.... endless morass of .gov sites.... but nothing relevant to that specific bill after it was introduced in the house.

114th Congress...HR 158.

I may have a new hobby though.... congressional rules. I know diddly.


Schumer's calling the firings a "Monday Night Massacre"

CNN News Banner at the bottom reads:

I think we've figured out what Rush is going to play in a looping soundbite on tomorrows show:)

EJ Dionne
Monday Night Massacre: Trump fires Sally Yates...

Neera Tanden
An FBI Director of integrity would take on Trump for his Monday Night Massacre or resign in protest...

Impeach Donald Trump
Shout out to whoever updated the Sally Yates Wikipedia page. Monday Night Massacre #SallyYates #TheResistance

GQ Magazine
Donald Trump gave us the Monday Night Massacre

Chad Pergram
Schumer now on floor blasting Yates firing as "the Monday Night Massacre"

Meg Kinnard
Monday night massacre? Geez

Laurence Tribe on Twitter: "1/Monday night massacre: Trump just fired ...

The Guardian-11 hours ago
...cable networks are calling “the Monday night massacre”...

I could do this exercise all night long but I just don't have enough gravitas to go on that "charm offensive."

Captain Hate

I'm listening to Levin's audio tonight for the first time in a long time. Anybody thinking that he isn't on board with what Trump has done would be well advised to give this a hearing. He demolishes anybody who thinks that Trump isn't well within his power as President to do much more than what his executive order stated. He also states that the GOP is on notice to cut the crap of trying to make cheap points by acting like democrats.


HOF Levin

The commenters at that site are pretty butthurt over Levin's statement. TRS is not one of my goto sites, so I don't know if it's full of #NeverTrumpers, but they are really on the fainting couches.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


buccaneer morgan

Much like ahab had a concern about whales, Jimmy.

buccaneer morgan

Except Yates would resign according to her principles so-called.

buccaneer morgan

Wouldn't resign, so now the conspiracy hill staffers were writing up the eon?

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Upon further review....


Jan 6, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 8, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.

On GovTrack Insider:

H.R. 158 (114th): Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015

Captain Hate

TRS is not one of my goto sites, so I don't know if it's full of #NeverTrumpers, but they are really on the fainting couches.

SooperMexican is a #NeverTrumper who tries to split the baby to retain his audience. I think the numbers of clicks have taken a hit but that's just a guess.

Dave (in MA)


buccaneer morgan

Bow the head of dubai'security, important since they are a major transit point from Iran, is fine with the pause.


A bunch of the less butthurt commenters were saying things like, "I agree with the EO, but not with the chaotic rollout." How much of the chaos was Trump's fault vs manufactured by the media and protesters? And are they going to now have the satisfaction of being able to produce chaos every time Trump does something beyond saying "Good morning?" That's not a victory I want them to have.

About the only thing I can think of that was possibly mishandled was the green card issue. From what I understand, that may not have even been part of the EO, and in any case it seems to have been quickly clarified (not "reversed" as the NYT put it).

Captain Hate

Levin thinks this tantrum over Trump's EO is a shot across the bow as a warning not to do anything about dreamers. He also skewers McTurtle for not moving Trump's cabinet people through.

buccaneer morgan

That charge, interestingly has no named source,


Yor: "Teach your kids -- don't grab women by the pussy"
If you don't you'll have no kids to teach. This is basic mechanics.

buccaneer morgan

That doesn't track, Obama did sign it as part of a omnibus bill.

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Net impact on EmoCrat leader Chuckie:

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"That doesn't track, Obama did sign it as part of a omnibus bill."

If it's anywhere the provisions were cherrypicked and buried in a DHS appropriation.

Any clue as to the title of the omni?


Congress still has the power to tap the 25th amendment, remove cheto dust from office and install it's Trojan horse, Mike pence.

We're fast approaching the Rubicon.

Comanche Voter

So you are suggesting that the New York Times might be trying to blow some smoke up my heinie? Say it ain't so Tom!


From KK's Guardian link at 10:55

1st Paragraph:"US statisticians are concerned that Donald Trump’s administration might suppress or manipulate public statistics that don’t fit his narrative of the truth, the Guardian has learned."


2nd Paragraph: ...that’s a fear that many of us have at this point – it’s that picking and choosing your numbers to suit your politics is not the way that we ought to be doing it”...

13th Paragraph: Groshen said her biggest worry is about cuts to the department.

buccaneer morgan

It was in frantzman's account, which seems to be a best kept secret since the coal's original recipe

Dave (in MA)

How does Carlson keep getting his chew-toys to agree to appear on his show?




If this isn't "Thinking outside of the box," I don't know what is!

North Dakota wants hired pipeline protesters to pay state income taxes

After spending more than $22 million on the Dakota Access pipeline protest, North Dakota wants to make sure any paid activists remember to submit their state income taxes.

Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said his office is keeping an eye out for tax forms from environmental groups that may have hired protesters to agitate...

...millions have been funneled into the six-month-old demonstration...

more than 30 environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club, Indigenous Environmental Network, Food and Water Watch, 350.org and Greenpeace, have backed the protest.

Sic 'em, boys!

buccaneer morgan

Neurolinguistic programming, is my best bet

Frau  Staatsangehörigkeit

It didn't take long for despicable, former Coward-in-Chief Obama to open his lying yap.
Open and vocal contempt is now in order.

Dave (in MA)

No longer POTUS, eternally POSOTUS.


Re: The pussyhat judge

For the record, "County Judge" is Texian for "Head County Commissioner" and they don't do any judge stuff at all.

buccaneer morgan

The torygraph's summary of the order, does mention a statute reference, huzzah, but then appeals to the debunked 'illegal' characterization in Carlos slims by the top man staffer and cato lobbyist, David bier

And the labor party has been driven mad, it was a short trip.

buccaneer morgan

Take yvette cooper, asking Boris Johnson to denounce trump, well he went along as with the Iraq museum scam of 2003, but want enough.

buccaneer morgan

Late in althouse's thread, a familiar name, pops the narrative with a sharp needle.

buccaneer morgan

Do young pups vet sniffles even if they are wrapped in a blanket?


I know...deep in the heart of the male Trump supporter....there's a begrudging respect for Sally Yates. Think about it.....she stood up to a tyrannical government for the sole purpose of defending the united States Constitution.... and paid the ultimate price for being a patriot.

Sally Yates.

You're trying to demonize and hate her but deep deep down....she epitomizes the true Conservative spirit of telling big government to go fuck themselves. Sally Yates would make Ronald Reagan proud.

Republican men hid behind rocks and shook in their own urine......while Sally Yates carried a sword and went after tyrannical big government.


Yates could be disbarred.

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Sally Yates was fired for incompetence. A constitutionally valid executive order with precedent established by a prior administration's legal execution of it was something Mustang Sally was bound by law to uphold.

Instead, Mustang Sally abdicated her responsibility and violated her oath to uphold the laws of these United States. That isn't a patriot. That's criminal.

And she played to the mob. Something she wouldn't be able to do had she been consistent under Obama. There wasn't any mob protesting the same suspension.


"Sally Yates was fired for incompetence"

Your Mom was fired for incompetence. Right or wrong or hate her motives, Sally Yates served both Republican and Democratic administrations for 30 years. Republicans publicly stated that she was someone with unquestionable integrity and the Trump administration personally requested she stay on as acting Attorney General.

She's made you angry, I understand that. But make no mistake that Yate's reasoning for going up against the President of the United States was based in her belief that she was DEFENDING THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

Respect. She a badass bitch!

Also, Obama's Iraqi ban(not Muslim) followed word of a very definitive threat emanating from the region. It's scope was restricted to the area of threat. Ya'll have a muslim ban goin on.

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Both EOs are bans on refugees from countries embroiled in jihadist conflicts.

Learn the issue before you run your game, Dave.

At least I had a mother.

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"She's made you angry, I understand that. But make no mistake that Yate's reasoning for going up against the President of the United States was based in her belief that she was DEFENDING THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION."

She made me "angry?" That's ridiculous and indefensible. You seem to be flailing here, Dave.

"Yate's reasoning"...that's rich. She gave an opinion unfounded on fact or the patent legality of the EO itself.

A person in her position doesn't have the luxury of operating on "her belief" of what is constitutional or otherwise. There are legal standards and precendents for doing the AG job.

How long have you been suffering from wet brain, Dave?

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Good nite, Dave. Why don't you sleep it off and take some vitamin B in the morning? I'd say "cheers" but I don't want your canoe-sized liver to suffer any more than it is.


"Both EOs are bans on refugees.."

Wrong! Obama's ban was on 'refugee processing;-during which time Iraqi Refugees were granted admittance to the United States. Trump's ban applies to all non-us citizens from 7 countries.

Do keep up, Dear boy.

"Learn the issue before you run your game, Dave"


"At least I had a mother"

Trust me...I know you did. All the guys down the pub know you did.


"Yate's reasoning"...that's rich. She gave an opinion unfounded on fact or the patent legality of the EO itself."

Mmmmmm, That's actually true. She was short on substance and failed to elaborate on her reasons for refusing to support said law. Conclusions are awesome, but a little bit of meat on the bones would have gone a long way.

You win that point.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Miss Marple the Deplorable


"The Obama administration’s Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security refused to make public the immigration status of individuals implicated in terrorism, so the exact number of immigrant terrorists is unknown."

Compare Nixon's crimes with Hillary's, or with Obama's.

Equivalence for that 'massacre' and this 'massacre' is absent. Along with brain cells for those trying to make them equivalent.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


"More importantly, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations would no longer be able to engage in "political speech" which could theoretically affect the results of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election without running the risk of losing their nonprofit status. The move effectively bars interest groups from creating nonprofits which they could funnel money into for the purposes of opposing Trump's initiatives. This will likely create chaos for political opponents of Trump such as George Soros, who has sunk significant amounts of money into various nonprofit groups with the intent of opposing Trump's government. How 501(c)(3) organizations will comply with the FEC's regulations when participating an actions which qualify as political speech remains to be seen."


We need a little background on Yates. She was NOT a hardworking honest DOJ lawyer. She was a bureaucratic tyrant who threw her weight around. She was well known to industry who suffered EPA audits and had to produce "Yates" files of material the EPA was not entitled to.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Miss Marple the Deplorable



Chinese friends say they hear that the Trump Admin purposely chose not to issue a standard "Happy Lunar New Year" message this year.
I'm not finding a White House statement that provides confirmation or refutation.

Chinese New Year is widely considered an apolitical holiday, many many US citizens of Chinese descent voted Trump out of disgust for Hillary so they're disappointed.

Could be a conscious act by Trump Admin to show concern over Chinese policies.
Could be overlooked during a busy week, just not a priority.
Could be State Dept officials not bringing it to the attention of the Trump Admin in order to undermine them and cause friction.

Orange crowned cock crows.

Heh, JiNC, the Chinese are aware that there is a 'New Year' about.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


My guess is a combination of 2 and 3. I think there is someone in the White House who is supposed to handle stuff like that, Office of protocol maybe?

One other thing: I have had trouble locating statements on the White House web site. It might be there and not easily located.

I am trying to think about how best to contact them so they get the message quickly.
Tweeting to Spicer, Conway, or Priebus would just get lost in the thousands they get every hour.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 3m3 minutes ago

Nancy Pelosi and Fake Tears Chuck Schumer held a rally at the steps of The Supreme Court and mic did not work (a mess)-just like Dem party!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

I think I like "Fake tears Schumer." Has a nice ring to it.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump Verified account

When will the Democrats give us our Attorney General and rest of Cabinet! They should be ashamed of themselves! No wonder D.C. doesn't work!


Egg McMuffin, toeing the Soros line as usual.

Obama's ambassador to China.

It's all McMullin now. Whatever became of Jon Huntsman?

Miss Marple the Deplorable


I had never heard this story. It's nice to be reminded that there is a lot of good even in those who have made mistakes.


I tried to reply to narc's question about Yates as we overlapped in law school and she married Comer Yates of Atlanta Speech School (a high-end place to send child to preschool) who also ran for Congress and lost.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

8:30 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

9:00 am || Meets with the prescription drug industry trade association, Pharma

10:30 am || Meets with Chief of Staff Priebus

12:30 pm || Lunch with Rudy Giuliani

2:00 pm || Holds a listening session with cyber security experts; Roosevelt Room

3:15 pm || Signs an executive order

8:00 pm || Announces nominee to the Supreme Court


This is either Comer's dad or granddad who is the famous golfer linked to Bobby Jones. http://www.golftoday.co.uk/news/yeartodate/news05/yates1.html

The lawyer who recruited me to Big Law was married to another Yates brother, which is why I remembered the golfing connections.

This obstinance will serve Sally well in now going to K&S which I believe had been doing about as much gitmo work as covington & burling.


McMuffin's 15 minutes are up.
No more attention is needed.
This guy is a loon.


Father according to this. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?pid=15430867 and Sally's father-in-law.

All this screams Old Atlanta connections even apart from the links to the Masters.


Late in althouse's thread, a familiar name, pops the narrative with a sharp needle.

Was it Theo or Some Guy?

Miss Marple the Deplorable


I am more concerned that McMullin is a Deep State operative. He was recruited at brigham Young to be a CIA intern, and then worked for them for 7 years, followed by stints at Goldman Sachs and then UN refugee work before going to work for Congress. He was photographed with McCain and Kinzinger in Syria.

He's up to no good.

Beasts of England

She's one of Charlie Yates' grandchildren? How depressing...

James D

MM, i'm more worried about how many more like him there are, except they're not tweeting and making public asses of themselves but instead they're busily sabotaging and undermining the President quietly and sneakily and invisibly.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

James D.,

I know. I am sure the President is aware. He seems to know a lot more than one would have assumed. Plus he's got Bannon and Miller who are very attuned to this sort of stuff.

Keeping my fingers crossed!


She is married to one of charlie yates' sons.

buccaneer morgan

Bgates now as to the runny n

Janet S.

Nancy singing This Land is Your Land - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW6uuwg7Jhw


Perhaps they could have all opened jars of pickles in unison to show their strength.


A good broom sweeps clean.
Time to get rid of Obama holdovers that are not on board the President Trump train.

Beasts of England

Thanks, rse. I'd hate to think that she was related to a British Am champion by blood. :)


Is it just me Oreo Pelosi and Schumerlook increasingly pathetic?
Term limits now.
Flake should be primaried by Sandoval if goes off the reservation.
Yes Rick Scott should run against dim senator space traveler in Florida.
This guy has surpassed his sell by date.


Oreo should be or are.


When did narciso start posting as maryrose?

Beasts of England

I just listened to former DDCI Mike Morell refer in loving terms to the CIA as a 'national treasure'. Jeepers. On its best days, it's a functional tool and a necessary evil. On its worst, it's a deadly nightmare. It ain't the Smithsonian.


Without Soros funding the nonsense we have seen over the last week and a half, the Dems would already be in the wilderness.

Continuing to pray for early onset rigor mortis for the old dude.

Captain Hate

When will the Democrats give us our Attorney General and rest of Cabinet! They should be ashamed of themselves! No wonder D.C. doesn't work!

When does McConnell schedule a vote and get things done? He needs to take his turtle jammies off, put on his big boy pants and start acting like a leader and get these confirmations done. Stop giving Schoooomer photo ops by dragging things out.


This is from before Obama appointed her. http://www.myajc.com/business/attorney-sally-yates-nobody-success-their-own/douXrIvSM94UcGacc2pbdM/


Sally's husband Comer insisted to one of my cousins that it was a "terrible thing" that the daughter had spontaneously started reading before she was four. The girl is now at Harvard.


wiki This Land is Your Land - tune was an old Carter Family (southern gospel) tune. Woody Guthrie replaced the lyrics with his own because he was sick of hearing Kate Smith's "God Bless America". One of his verses:

"There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me. The sign was painted, said 'Private Property.' But on the backside, it didn't say nothing. This land was made for you and me."

Captain Hate

Btw what is the ostensible reason for the libs being hair on fire over Bannon? I saw something on Zuckerberg from one of my idiot friends who tries to keep the Shitberger family financially solvent so I knew automatically it was an ill informed opinion.

I'm kind of pleased with how insane Bannon makes the Soros bots. Rove did the same thing despite being otherwise a detriment.


I love the smell of burnt hair in the morning, it smells like victory.

Steve Bannon -- from the bunker


"There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me. The sign was painted, said 'Private Property.' But on the backside, it didn't say nothing. This land was made for you and me."

Hippie chick I knew in HS moved to a commune instead of going on to school. Went to visit her once.

What a dysfunctional cluster. Yeah, that's the ticket. Let's turn the whole country into one big commune, and all are welcome.



This appears to be the week all customized baked goods in atlanta are being offered in red and black. Not the most appetizing of colors.

Lots of red dye being consumed because the falcons are in the super bowl.

James D

I am, too, CH.

It really is amazing how quickly and completely they've all lost their minds, though, isn't it?

I don't remember marches in the streets and total meltdowns on FB and the nightly news when Obama asserted the power to kill American citizens totally at his whim without due process (or really any process at all).

I don't recall any hair-on-fire protests when the DoJ flatly refused to defend an established statute before the Supreme Court, even though it had been the law of the land for two decades and had been signed into law by a Democrat president.

Etc etc etc.

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