Donald Trump is a strong, tough boxer in the ring who has dealt for decades with the most savage and Machiavellian industry in modern history that deals with unions, the New York City Council, the Mafia, and sophisticated skimmers plus … I’d imagine his personal security was an issue long before he was elected.
He has decidedly experienced the worst of human nature not to mention debilitating bankruptcy, but he has clawed his way back every time.
This is why I voted for him because this is what he faces in Washington and makes him uniquely qualified to deal with the office of POTUS. But he did frighten me a bit when, in his usual blunt fashion, he admitted that he’s never seen such corruption and deceit.
If he doesn’t get a second term, what does this mean for the country? Already, the state of Colorado is shooting down the Electoral College and we all know the precedents Obama set with Executive Orders as he diluted the Constitution. John Roberts is not a Constitutionalist.
I’d welcome any thoughts to assuage my fears. I listen to the boisterous and positive Lou Dobbs every night but yet… I remain verklempt.
Quote of the week with 20 seconds left in the AFC game last night:
Tom Brady to his OC Josh McDaniels: “Any pass plays we haven’t executed yet you could recommend?”
Answer: “No. Do your thing.”
I almost looked up a cardiologist this morning. This was the ugliest Patriot game I’ve ever watched in 17 years but they won with a lack of talented receivers, a lot of nerve and a strategic understanding of the game that is as awe inspiring as Bill Walsh’s innovative West Coast offense.
The Walgreens of the future has just opened up in my new neighborhood; made my first visit yesterday to pick up a prescription, sunscreen, and some soap. This is what confronted me as I entered the front door:
Six drug testing machines for:
5. Sudafed ??
I told my pharmacist I thought I’d accidentally wandered into a Planned Parenthood Clinic.
Christian Bale won a Golden Globe on Sunday night for his role as Dick Cheney in Vice, and he apparently had quite an interesting muse for his role as the VP.
“Thank you Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role,” he said, per Business Insider. Reaction on Twitter ranged from shocked memes to impressed memes to Liz Cheney tweeting an article about Bale’s 2008 arrest for assault.
It’s interesting how Hollywood is choosing to alienate an entire base. I’ve always loved movies and award shows but I’ve just plain quit them all unless Clint Eastwood is involved.
It was a disturbing day for me as I thought I liked Secretary Mattis and now I’m openly hostile he is trying to do nothing but protect his image.
See Syria: Our president is forcing Erdogan to pay Turkey’s fair share for global national security and the final destruction of ISIS. If Donald thinks Erdogan can take the reins, I believe him because Trump will cut off foreign aid if he doesn’t get what he wants.
The title of this post comes straight from the mouth of my most sensible husband who casually commented today:
“Our Energizer Bunny can do the job of multiple individuals so why not cut back on the cabinet appointments especially the non-believers?”
…is an American genealogy documentary series that is an adaptation of the British BBC series of the same name. In each episode, a different celebrity goes on a journey to trace parts of his or her family tree.
I generally enjoy this show because as a member of the DAR, I’m highly interested in the topic of genealogy. My ancestors hit these shores in 1612 and I am a V. With that said, some so-called celebrity was on last night (James Linley?) and managed to annoy me because his “ancestor” was a Loyalist and this was his assessment of the Revolutionary War:
“This was really a war between Americans who had different political views.”
I should say not! The Revolution was about the difference in ideas between individualists and monarchists. Honestly, there is no escape from the politically correct who will even defend the concept of undivided sovereignty of a sole person against the genius of our Founders.
The morning after at least two were killed and an additional 12 wounded near a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, Trump tweeted “Another very bad terror attack in France. We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security!
“The Democrats and President Obama gave Iran 150 Billion Dollars and got nothing, but they can’t give 5 Billion Dollars for National Security and a Wall?”
There are numerous ways to enter this country illegally:
Anchor babies/ chain-link relatives
Jobs given and paid ‘under the table’ with no employer ss id#
Gang members attacking ICE officers and jumping over the currently impotent borders
The Donald is right re: #5: We do not have the physical barriers necessary that I consider the most important to keep out MS 13.
President George Bush’s visit to the College for an honorary degree in 2011 produced an array number of memorable moments. When the former president came forward to receive his degree, to name one, the graduating students rose in an ovation. Then, as President Jim Kim read the citation—“George Herbert Walker Bush…[you have led] one of the most distinguished careers of public service in the history of this Republic”—Mrs. Bush teared up. Minutes later Conan O’Brien began his Commencement address (in accepting the College’s invitation, the former president had asked to be excused from any speaking duties himself). “I must point out,” O’Brien said, “that behind me sits a highly admired president of the United States and decorated war hero, while I, a cable television talk show host, have been chosen to stand here and impart wisdom.” (Laughter.) “I pray I never witness a more damning example of what is wrong with America today.” (Roars of laughter, in which the former president and first lady participated.)
To me, though, the most memorable aspect of the fortieth chief executive’s visit is that it nearly didn’t happen.
I’m a bit wistful and sad today not because we lost the greatest of American presidents but because we lost a great American patriot and gentleman who devoted himself to the love of country and understood the meaning of the term ‘duty.’
George Herbert Walker Bush may not have been the man of vision and chutzpah that I would have preferred as POTUS, but he was a man of honor and integrity.
I’ll take just that and will always appreciate those qualities.
Ask me if I approve of Trump’s brilliant business plan to build a Tower in Moscow, give Putin the $50 million dollar penthouse and charge all the wannabe oligarchs an additional $250 million per residence in order to live amongst the uber elite. Remember Trump had put this plan into work before he chose to run for office and even at a later stage in the project development, he was still only running in the GOP primary.
I don’t see this as a conflict of interest, but I do admire the vision. It was a pure reflection of the man himself- bold and bodacious. I’m only sorry it had to be discarded for obvious reasons but I will continue to support a man who dreams big … er… huge!
US Troops Aren’t Just Prepping For The Migrant Caravan
Troops headed for the US-Mexico border aren’t just aiming to help prevent migrant entry—they have unregulated militias and criminal organizations on their minds, too. According to planning documents obtained by Newsweek, the Department of Defense is aware of nearly 200 armed militias already operating along the southwest border.
“Reported incidents of unregulated militias stealing National Guard equipment during deployments,” reads an intelligence assessment for the Pentagon by the Joint Force Land Component Commander Threat Working Group.
“They operate under the guise of citizen patrols supporting CBP [Customs and Border Protection] primarily between POEs [Points of Entry].” The documents analyze four points of entry including one in Brownsville, Texas, and another in the San Ysidro district of San Diego, Calif.
The assessment jibes with media reports that militia members are already heading for the border, the Washington Post reports. They include the Texas Minutemen, who apparently have 100 armed volunteers going to the Rio Grande.
“I can’t put a number on it,” says Shannon McGauley, who leads the group. “My phone’s been ringing nonstop for the last seven days.” Meanwhile, members of another group—the Patriots of the Constitution militia—arrived last week in Columbus, New Mexico, per the Albuquerque Journal.
Yet the military planners expect the migrant caravan to reduce in size and contain “no terrorist infiltration,” per the documents. They also say the migrants could trigger a “balloon effect” on smuggling if traffickers take advantage of the diversion.
I’m digging the fact that citizens are getting involved in this fiasco. History does repeat itself. I’ve always loved this phrase because it tells people not to step on or take advantage of Americans or they will strike first.
I feel sorry for Megyn Kelly. Beloved on Fox News, she drew criticism from then-candidate Trump for her debate questions (one of Trump’s worst moments – he was vulgar and petty) and then left Fox amid a flurry of sexual harassment allegations that pushed out two powerful men, Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes, and forced Fox to pay an alleged $32 million to victims. She was at the peak of popularity on the Fox News network with her own prime-time show but left for NBC.
Hijacked this post from over there because Doug was always a favorite of mine but he is dead wrong here. In light of all the chaos going on in the world, Kelly wasted our time talking about the #metoo agenda.
The Donald was hilarious with his response re: Rosie O’Donnell, but I would have preferred if he’d stopped while he was ahead. But that turned out to be ok; his voters didn’t mind and even a few of us did fuggedaboutit because the question was so inane and not remotely relevant to the critical issues.
I, for one, am grateful Kelly got her just deserves.