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  • POTUS Twitter Account Transferred to Trump, Obama Now @POTUS44

    01/22/2017 2:03:14 AM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 20, 2017
    The Twitter account @POTUS was transferred to newly inaugurated President Donald Trump on Friday, dropping 10 million followers initially after the transfer. Former President Barack Obama created the @POTUS Twitter handle when Twitter began to become a prominent part of American culture, but always planned to pass it on to the next president when the transfer of power occurred. The former president’s account and tweets were transferred to @POTUS44, where they will be archived. His 13.8 million followers were added to the new account automatically.
  • Nancy Sinatra slams CNN for anti-Trump spin on story about her humorous tweet

    01/22/2017 1:50:30 AM PST · by SMGFan · 1 replies
    Fox news ^ | January 20, 2017
    Nancy Sinatra had some strong words for CNN after the news outlet published an article on its website with the headline “Nancy Sinatra not happy Trump using father's song at inauguration.” News broke this week that President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania will dance to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” as their first dance at the Liberty Ball on Friday. CNN quoted what seems to be a now-deleted tweet from Nancy Sinatra that read “Just remember the first line of the song” in response to a question about her father’s song being used during the inauguration. The first line of...
  • Madonna "Speaks"

    01/22/2017 1:42:17 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Women's March on Washington (continued) Women's March on Washington, live from the National Mall with speakers including Amy Schumer and Madonna the potty-mouthed, washed-up old skank.
  • Kerry at women's march: 'We're not going backwards'

    01/22/2017 1:36:02 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8AQzvUgH84 Former US Secretary of State John Kerry joined the "Women's March on Washington" together with his dog. Joining the women who worked in the White House under Obama, Kerry is the only member of former US President Barack Obama's Cabinet to have joined the march. .....
  • President Trump Remarks at the Central Intelligence Agency [22:23 full video]

    01/22/2017 1:34:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | 1/21/17 | Donald J Trump
    President Trump spoke to employees in the lobby of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in Langley, Virginia. It was his first event on his first full day as president.
  • ABC News’ Terry Moran: Trump Inauguration Speech Had ‘Anti-Semitic Overtones’

    01/22/2017 1:32:48 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jan 2017 | by JOHN HAYWARD
    Terry Moran of ABC News put on his crypto-fascist hat and declared President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech had “overtones” of the 1930s “anti-Semitic movement” because the President dared to put the words “America’ and “first” together. Moran began by conceding Trump’s message was “why he was sent here, by people who want to hear that message of America first.” “However, it carries with it overtones from the 1930s, when an anti-Semitic movement saying, ‘We don’t want to get involved in Europe’s war. It’s the Jews’ fault in Germany,’” he pontificated, before adding ominously, “Charles Lindbergh led them.” “It is a...
  • Maddow: Trump’s Speech ‘Militant,’ ‘Dark,’ ‘America First Has ‘Dark Echoes’ of Anti-Semitism

    01/22/2017 1:28:37 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jan 2017 | by IAN HANCHETT
    During MSNBC’s coverage of Friday’s Inauguration, anchor Rachel Maddow stated that President Trump’s Inaugural Address “was militant, and it was dark,” and “America First” “means a specific thing in this country,” the “infiltrated by Nazis” and “anti-Semitic” America First Committee, and “to re-purpose it now, not that far down the historical path, it’s hard.” Maddow said, “This was a workman-like speech. He — it was short and he went through it quickly, and it was militant, and it was dark, the crime, the gangs, the drugs, this American carnage, disrepair, decay. You can’t imagine the outgoing president giving a speech...
  • Matthews: Trump’s Speech What Putin Has Been Saying, ‘America First’ Has ‘Hitlerian Background’

    01/22/2017 1:23:59 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jan 2017 | by IAN HANCHETT
    During MSNBC’s Inauguration coverage, anchor Chris Matthews stated he phrase “America first” has a “Hitlerian background to it,” and Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address was what Putin has been saying. Matthews said, “I’m thinking, when he said today, America first, it was not just the racial, — I mean, the — I shouldn’t say racial, the Hitlerian background to it, but it was the message. I kept thinking, what does Theresa May think of this, this morning, when she picks up the papers? … What if you’re Putin? You’re probably pounding the table, saying, that’s what I’ve been saying, Russia first,...
  • Pope warns against populism and 'saviours' like Hitler

    01/22/2017 1:19:30 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/22/2017 | No author given
    Madrid (AFP) - Pope Francis warned against populism, saying it could lead to the election of "saviours" like Hitler. In an hour-long interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais conducted as Donald Trump was being sworn in as US president, the pontiff also condemned the idea of using walls and barbed wire to keep out foreigners. "Of course crises provoke fears and worries," he said but added that for him "the example of populism in the European sense of the word is Germany in 1933. "Germany... was looking for a leader, someone who would give her back her identity and there...
  • Donald Trump’s Bodyguard Has Fake Arms For This Reason

    01/21/2017 11:57:10 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    After yesterday’s presidential inauguration, many members of the military and law enforcement community noticed something very unusual about one of Trump’s bodyguards. The secret service agent, who happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to Hitman Agent 47, seemed to have very stiff arms that were in an unusual resting position. donald trump bodyguard fake arms Upon further review of video and images, they noticed his hands stayed in that exact same position for hours. 16113891_1393678487343640_8973538795868892585_n The conclusion they reached, was that he did indeed have tactical fake arms. Take a look at the video and you can even see how...
  • SNL Writer Went After Barron Trump, Tweeted He Would Be The Nation’s First Homeschool Shooter

    01/21/2017 11:18:05 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/21/2017 | Matt Vespa
    "Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich was caught going after Barron Trump, the ten-year-old son of President Donald J. Trump, tweeting that he could become the nation’s first homeschool shooter. Not really a funny joke. She deleted the tweet and protected her account on Twitter. Yet, the Internet is forever: ...."
  • Donald Trump plans new deal for Britain as Theresa May becomes first foreign leader to meet (tr)

    01/21/2017 11:14:48 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | January 21, 2017 | Christopher Hope and Ben Riley-Smith
    Donald Trump plans new deal for Britain as Theresa May becomes first foreign leader to meet new president since inauguration Donald Trump is planning a new deal for Britain this week as Theresa May becomes the first foreign leader to meet him since the inauguration... The new relationship - which comes with both countries redefining their roles in the world - is due to be cemented with a state visit for Mr Trump in the summer. The US President’s team has made clear he wants a “full Monty” visit that will eclipse the trips of his predecessors in pomp and...
  • Organizer For DC Women’s March, Linda Sarsour Is Pro Sharia Law with Ties To Hamas

    01/21/2017 11:14:24 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    GP ^ | 01/21/17 | Cristina Laila
    Approximately 200,000 people participated in a ‘Women’s March’ in D.C. on Saturday. One of the organizers of the march, Linda Sarsour is a Pro-Palestine Muslim activist. She also advocates for Sharia Law in America and has ties to terrorist organization, Hamas. Linda Sarsour is very vocal about her support for Palestine and her utter hatred for Israel. She has ties to the terrorist organization, Hamas as the Daily Caller reports: Linda Sarsour, one of the organizers behind Saturday’s Women’s March, being held in Washington, D.C., was recently spotted at a large Muslim convention in Chicago posing for pictures with an...
  • Charleston (West Virginia) abortion clinic closes; only one left in WV

    01/21/2017 11:11:17 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    CHARLESTON GAZETTE ^ | January 20, 2017 | Lori Kersey ,
    West Virginia women who want an abortion are down to only one in-state choice now, as one of the state’s only two abortion clinics closed its doors earlier this week. Kanawha Surgicenter closed as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to a note posted on the door of the clinic in Charleston’s Kanawha City. A woman who answered Dr. Gorli Harish’s phone and said she is his wife said the family moved to California two years ago to be closer to their children and grandchildren. The doctor had been commuting to Charleston once a month to perform procedures and no longer...
  • $10K bail for man accused of pushing cop off bike during Trump protest (Chicago)

    01/21/2017 11:06:07 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 21, 2017 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    A man accused of shoving a police officer from his bicycle during a demonstration to protest Donald Trump's inauguration as president Friday night was ordered held on $10,000 bail. The incident started a few blocks away from Trump Tower in the first block of West Kinzie Street about 11 p.m. when the officer told Matthew J. Jennings he was not allowed to walk in the street and asked him to move to the sidewalk, according to a police report. Jennings, 22, then pushed the officer off his bicycle, causing the officer to fall and hit the ground and suffer minor...
  • CNN & MSNBC Air Madonna’s F-Bombs During March On Washington Speech

    01/21/2017 11:01:32 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1/21/2017 | Greg Evans
    An embarrassed CNN and MSNBC quickly – but not quickly enough – pulled away from live coverage of Madonna’s f-bomb fueled speech at the March on Washington. Both channels let three of the utterances slip through.
  • Liberal Protester Screams In Agony As Trump Sworn In

    01/21/2017 10:49:15 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Thought this might make Freepers laugh....  Enjoy the Theatrics!  https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=r2lFeEpNmo4        
  • This is What Boredom Reaps.

    01/21/2017 10:42:44 PM PST · by VomitPingPong · 2 replies
    Friend | 01/19/2017 | Touchstone
    It’s the quality of man that makes a difference, Though many are shattered souls from endless temptation. Constant bombardment of sensual propaganda, and to retain a translucent dignity when all seems lost. Its unnerving pressure to do what needs to be done, Though the task is simple, the will to succeed is daunting.
  • Washington Free Beacon Obtains Copy Of Memo From Clinton Ally Plotting Trump’s Impeachment

    01/21/2017 10:39:59 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/21/2017 | Matt Vespa
    ".... In fact, Hillary Clinton’s stunning upset loss to President Donald J. Trump seems to have prompted some of her top allies to open another front to defeat the president through impeachment. .... Washington Free Beacon have obtained a confidential memo from longtime Clinton ally David Brock that alleges he will use his PAC, American Bridge, to set the wheels in motion. This will be a multi-year project, with Brock hoping that articles of impeachment against Trump will come out of their work. He also hopes to build a network of donors that rivals the right-leaning Koch Brothers: Brock is...
  • Secret Service WILL Investigate Madonna After Singer Says She Wants To BLOW UP The White House

    01/21/2017 10:36:40 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/22/17 | ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES
    The Secret Service has reportedly said it will open an investigation into Madonna after the singer told the Women's March on Washington that she had thought about 'blowing up the White House'. Donning a black p***yhat, the music icon caused controversy by dropping the F-bomb four times, sparking a slew of apologies from broadcasters airing the protest live. She went on to speak of her rage at the election result, telling the crowd she had thought a lot about 'blowing up the White House' but knew that it 'wouldn't change anything'. According to the Gateway Pundit, a spokesman for the...
  • White House press secretary attacks media for accurately reporting inauguration crowds

    01/21/2017 10:30:11 PM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | January 21, 2017 | Brian Stelter
    "That's what you guys should be writing and covering," new White House press secretary Sean Spicer angrily lectured reporters on Saturday during his first remarks from the podium of the press briefing room. He was referring to the delay in Senate confirmation for President Donald Trump's pick to lead the CIA, Congressman Mike Pompeo, but the comment came after a long digression about how many people had shown up to watch Trump be sworn in as president. "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period," Spicer said, contradicting all available data. Aerial photos have indicated that former...
  • Majority of 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will face 10 years in prison and $25k fine

    01/21/2017 10:28:12 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/21/17 | Anna Hopkins
    Most of the 230 rioters arrested after violent protests erupted in Washington D.C. following Donald Trump's inauguration will be charged with felony rioting, federal prosecutors said on Saturday. The charge carries a punishment of up to ten years in jail and a $25,000 fine. Thousand of protesters launched a violent rampage just blocks away from the White House as anti-Trump demonstrators smashed store windows, set fire to cars and threw bricks at police. Many of those arrested are due to appear in court on Saturday, according to WUSA 9. Heated clashes broke out in McPherson Square and along K Street...
  • Welcome Back!

    01/21/2017 10:26:39 PM PST · by UnBubba · 26 replies
    Welcome Back! ^ | 1/22/17 | Welcome Back!
    Welcome Back!
  • Anti-Trump Protestors Block Uniformed Air Force Members From Entering Inauguration

    01/21/2017 10:21:18 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/20/2017 | Katie Pavlich
    ...... This morning, they sank to another low by blocking uniformed Air Force members from entering the Inauguration ceremony. ..... [VIDEO - 31 seconds]
  • Doesn’t look like Obama has any interest in pardoning Hillary

    01/21/2017 10:18:25 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jan. 18, 2017 | John Crudele
    Hillary Clinton has just a few hours left to secure a pardon from President Obama. After that, she takes her chances with whatever the mercurial Donald Trump has in store for her. Obama has pardoned or commuted the sentences of more than 1,000 people — in fact, he’s the most forgiving president in history. And while Hillary has until noon Friday to get a pardon for any crimes she may have committed, Obama as of noon Wednesday does not intend to pardon Madame Secretary. Why not? One reason: He probably doesn’t like her very much. The two were opponents for...
  • [Schadenfreude Alert] WATCH: Protestor Becomes Completely Unglued As Trump Is Sworn In

    01/21/2017 10:13:06 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/20/2017 | Christine Rousselle
    ...... Exhibit A: This protestor who let out an impressive, movie-worthy scream right as Trump was officially sworn in as president. Watch the video below. ......
  • Trump Supporters Thank Police While Protesters Throw Rocks at Them

    01/21/2017 10:08:11 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/20/2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    .... I heard several Trump supporters expressing their gratitude toward law enforcement. One gentleman told a few police officers on the mall, "You guys are doing a great job!" Another woman who was trying to head home stopped to thank a police officer on the sidewalk. ..... Meanwhile, protesters didn't even try to hide their disdain for our men and women in uniform. Besides screaming "No cops!," they blocked security checkpoints, started fires, and destroyed property. ..... Maybe one day the protesters will learn something from them and from the Trump supporters they hate so much.
  • Trump Issues Executive Order Scaling Back Parts of Obamacare

    01/21/2017 10:07:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    ny times ^ | January 20, 2017 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — In his first executive order, President Trump on Friday directed government agencies to scale back as many aspects of the Affordable Care Act as possible, moving within hours of being sworn in to fulfill his pledge to eviscerate Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The one-page order, which Mr. Trump signed in a hastily arranged Oval Office ceremony shortly before departing for the inaugural balls, gave no specifics about which aspects of the law it was targeting. But its broad language gave federal agencies wide latitude to change, delay or waive provisions of the law that they deemed...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GOD WILL NOT LET YOU FALL ~ 22 January 2017

    01/21/2017 10:06:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 53 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          GOD WILL NOT LET YOU FALL My family and I went camping this past summer. We took several hikes down the little river bed as it flowed through the Cuyamaca State Park near our home in San Diego. We stopped for a picnic lunch, and ate with our feet in the cool running water. As I ate my sandwich, I started tracing a trail through the rocks that shot up into the air in front of us. It was an old habit from days gone by of rock scrambling: no ropes, no hardware, no helmet, no...
  • Trump White House tells agencies to halt regulations

    01/21/2017 9:58:50 PM PST · by catnipman · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    President Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, issued a memo Friday night telling federal agencies to not issue any more regulations. Hours after his boss was sworn into office, Priebus told the agencies not to send any regulation to the Federal Register until the rule is reviewed and approved by the new president's appointed agency head. Any rule that’s already been sent to the Office of the Federal Register but not yet published must be withdrawn, the order says. For rules that were published in the last 60 days, Priebus told agencies to publish a notice to delay the effective...
  • Donald Trump speech at CIA memorial risks fueling intelligence feud

    01/21/2017 9:53:14 PM PST · by DouglasKC · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/21/2017 | Some Moron
    Donald Trump may have thrown fuel on to his feud with the Central Intelligence Agency, through what he apparently intended as a peace offering. Traveling to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia in what the White House pointed out was Trump’s first official act in office, Trump stood before the agency’s memorial to its dead officers and delivered an often self-referential and highly political speech that included an untruthful claim that his inauguration was better attended than those of Barack Obama.
  • Trump’s WhiteHouse.Gov Disappears Civil Rights, Climate Change, LGBT Rights

    01/21/2017 9:52:58 PM PST · by catnipman · 29 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/20/2017 | Justin Miller
    The minute Donald Trump was sworn into office, the White House’s web site changed—dramatically. WhiteHouse.gov immediately wiped pages on LGBT rights, civil rights, climate change, and health care from its “issues” section after Donald Trump took the oath of office.
  • Three-month-old boy becomes Melbourne rampage killer's fifth victim...

    01/21/2017 9:48:13 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 22nd January 2017 | Riley Morgan and Freya Noble
    The tragic fallout from the horror rampage in Melbourne continued on Saturday with a three-month-old boy succumbing to his injuries, becoming the fifth person to die in the attack. Dimitrious Gargasoulas, 26, has been identified as the man who drove an allegedly stolen maroon Holden Commodore along Bourke Street on Friday afternoon, ploughing through people on the packed sidewalk as they desperately ducked for cover. Four people died at the scene, and police said on Saturday 37 were rushed to hospital. At least ten of them are still in a serious condition, and there are fears the the death toll...
  • Authorities in Mexico arrest man suspected in Oregon deputy's traffic collision death

    01/21/2017 9:46:47 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 2 replies
    OregonLive ^ | January 21, 2016 | Allan Brettman
    Authorities have arrested a man in the Mexican state of Puebla who is wanted in the traffic collision deaths of Marion County Deputy Kelly Fredinburg and another man in 2007, according to the Oregon State Police. "It has been nearly 10 years since the tragic loss of Deputy Kelly Fredinburg," Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers said in a news release issued Saturday. "While no one has ever given up hope that the individual responsible for this tragedy would be apprehended, it has been an emotional, trying and difficult journey to reach this point." Fredinburg, then 33, had worked for the...
  • Shocking Background of ‘Women’s March’ Organizer EXPOSED… Media CENSORS It

    01/21/2017 9:45:07 PM PST · by montag813 · 32 replies
    TRN ^ | 01/22/2017 | Brooke Bosca
    by Brooke Bosca | Top Right NewsApproximately 450,000 people participated in a ‘Women’s March’ in D.C. on Saturday. But a shocking controversy has emerged after the disturbing background of one of the march's four organizers was revealed. Linda Sarsour, a "Palestinian Muslim activist," is a strong proponent of Islamic "Sharia Law" that oppresses women, and has also been linked to the terrorist group Hamas, and radical Muslim pressure group CAIR, which also has been targeted for its terrorist connections. Sarsour is very vocal about her utter hatred for Israel. Sarsour is a very active anti-Trump activist, who opposes the new President's policies of "extreme...
  • Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Obamacare

    01/21/2017 9:44:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 20, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    Hours after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump followed up on his campaign pledge to start chipping away at Obamacare and curb federal regulations. Trump signed an executive order Friday evening in the Oval Office “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition to repeal and replace,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus also sent a memo titled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” to block all pending regulations under review but not yet in the Federal Register. The new president’s goal is to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better...
  • The Inaugural Address

    01/21/2017 9:44:41 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 21 replies
    The White House ^ | January 20, 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    The Inaugural Address Remarks of President Donald J.  Trump – As Prepared for Delivery Inaugural Address Friday, January 20, 2017 Washington, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the...
  • Analysis: Donald Trump Promises a Presidency Like No Other

    01/21/2017 9:43:22 PM PST · by catnipman · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/21/2017 | Benjy Sarlin
    Trump, who upended politics with his inflammatory nationalist message and takes office as the most disliked incoming president in memory ... went with Reagan's approach, but substituted his own brand of belligerent nationalism for the late president's principled conservatism. Trump walked down a dark dystopia in which crime, joblessness and foreign exploitation had laid the country low while a shadowy elite profited at every turn.
  • HuffPo, Time Magazine, Others Claim Trump Removed MLK Bust [thanks so sloppy "reporter" Zeke Miller]

    01/21/2017 9:40:48 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Shorenewsnetwork ^ | Jan 21, 2017 | Shore News Network
    In another bout of Inauguration Day fake news, liberal news reporters in the Oval Office claimed President Trump removed the bust of Martin Luther King from the office. The incorrect rumor/tweet spread through the liberal blogosphere like free safety-pins. Time Magazine’s political correspondent Zeke Miller dropped the match and others quickly threw dry tinder on the rumor’s fire.
  • Most protesters arrested Inauguration Day will face felony rioting charges, federal prosecutors say

    01/21/2017 9:39:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 21, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Most of the approximately 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will be charged with felony rioting, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The office said most of those arrested will be released without having to post bail and must return to court in February....
  • Congratulations, President Trump! Now what? Reversing the ostrich complex

    01/21/2017 9:38:29 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JANUARY 21, 2017 | COL. JOE MARTIN
    “ISIL [The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] is not ‘Islamic.’” – President Barack Obama[1]“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” – Joseph Goebbels[2]Why does our government recoil “at the notion that we might actually want to scrutinize an ideology that fuels anti-American militarism”?[3] The purge of “Islam,” “jihad,” “sharia,” and other related words from our National Security documents, counter-terrorism training, and intelligence analysis is eerily reminiscent of the warning George Orwell described in his seminal work – 1984.[4] “The purpose of Newspeak was…to make all other modes...
  • New White House look: Trump gives the Oval Office a makeover

    01/21/2017 9:37:39 PM PST · by digger48 · 55 replies
    WISH ^ | January 21, 2017 | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It took just a few hours for President Donald Trump to give the Oval Office a makeover, including some fresh gold trim. There were changes from floor to ceiling as the White House brought reporters into the Oval Office on Friday evening for the first time since Trump became president at noon. He was signing an executive order and other paperwork in his first major acts as president. Gone was the giant, circular “quote rug” that took up most of the room when Barack Obama was in charge, featuring quotes attributed to former presidents lining the perimeter....
  • Nielsen: 31 million viewers saw Trump’s swearing-in

    01/21/2017 9:32:58 PM PST · by digger48 · 25 replies
    WISH ^ | January 21, 2017 | ap
    NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen estimates 31 million viewers watched TV coverage of President Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. That audience total, measuring continuous coverage by 12 broadcast and cable networks, soundly beat the 20.6 million who viewed President Barack Obama’s second inauguration in 2013. But a president’s second swearing-in typically logs a drop-off in viewership. Obama’s first inauguration in 2009 was seen by 37.8 million people. Fox News Channel was by far the most-watched network of all, cable or broadcast, with 8.43 million viewers. Cable rivals CNN had 2.46 million and MSNBC had 1.35 million. NBC was the most-watched...
  • Concerned for Trump after talk of 'seriously' reforming entrenched Intel community and State Dept?

    01/21/2017 9:27:34 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Solace
    After the slap down in his inaugural address against the elites and picking a fight with the intel community and the military industrial complex in State Dept, I'm not quite sure if Trump truly knows or perhaps he does know how entrenched those career people are. Different presidents come and go but these people are there seemly forever and do what they want to do and will go around a presidents viewpoint and disregard what the President wants. Reagan had problems with them in 1980s and I fear that they may do dastardly things against President Trump . I'm not...
  • Trump got more women to start walking in one day, than Michele Obama did in 8 years - just sayin

    01/21/2017 9:25:58 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    22 Jan 2017
    Just a thought ...
  • Spicer accuses media of ‘false reporting’ in fiery briefing

    01/21/2017 9:20:10 PM PST · by granite · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published January 21, 2017 | FoxNews.com
    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer angrily accused the media Saturday of “false reporting” on the inauguration as part of what he called a “shameful” attempt to minimize enthusiasm for President Trump, beginning his tenure as the administration’s top spokesman on a combative note. Spicer summoned the press to the briefing room at the end of Trump’s first full day in office to specifically condemn two pieces of reporting – a reporter’s erroneous claim, since retracted, that an MLK bust was removed from the Oval Office; and photos appearing to show light crowds at Friday’s inauguration. Spicer called the former...
  • Fox News Declines to Renew George Will’s Contract

    01/21/2017 9:19:56 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 21, 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Fox News has decided not to renew political commentator George Will’s contract.. Will, 75, is a Washington Post columnist who has been with Fox since 2013 and was with ABC from 1981-2011, the Hill reported. Will left the Republican Party in June 2016 over President Donald Trump’s candidacy, after Trump secured the Republican nomination for the presidency. “This is not my party,” Will said at a Federalist Society luncheon. “Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House” Trump responded, saying Will was an “overrated” political pundit who has “made many bad calls...”
  • California Budget Deficit Rising: Wasteful Spending, Minimum Wage Hike to Blame

    01/21/2017 9:17:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 20, 2017 | 11:51 AM EST | Hans Bader
    California’s projected budget deficit is rising. “Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration miscalculated costs for the state Medi-Cal program by $1.9 billion last year, an oversight that contributed to Brown’s projection of a deficit in the upcoming budget, officials acknowledged this week,” the Associated Press reported today. California’s projected deficits could have been avoided by curtailing wasteful spending. As the Reason Foundation notes, California spends more money to get worse roads than most states. […] California’s legislative analyst projected last year that the recent increase in the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour will cost taxpayers $3.6 billion more a year...
  • Flash Flood Advisory Issued for Fish Fire Burn Areas

    01/21/2017 9:13:09 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 10 replies
    Patch ^ | January 20, 2017 | Alexander Nguyen
    LOS ANGELES, CA -- The second storm in a series of three struck the Southland Friday, bringing heavy rain, high winds, high surf and a risk of thunderstorms and waterspouts. Friday's storm will be the coldest of the three, and its heaviest rainfall will occur during daytime hours, according to the National Weather Service. A flash flood advisory was issued for site of the Fish Fire in Duarte and the Sand Fire in Santa Clarita until 4:45 p.m. Friday for fear that rain could trigger flows of mud and debris down slopes stripped bare in wildfires. There is a significant...
  • WE'RE BACK HOME ON FR!!!!!!!!!!!!

    01/21/2017 9:10:38 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 77 replies
    01-21-17 | mE
    WE'RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!