Trump Day Open Thread

The Trumpening Will Continue Until Media Improves

The Trumpening Will Continue Until Media Improves

via Branco

Also, in case you missed it last summer, check out Angie’s review of Trump The Press by Don Surber.

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154 Responses to Trump Day Open Thread

    • 49erDweet says:

      “Diversity is vastly more critical than competency”, according to a news release from the owners of the Titanic.

    • John Denney says:

      Too much whining.

      Their facts are all but irrelevant. Relevant facts would have been something like, “Mr. X is far more qualified for Secretary of Y, but was apparently passed over because he is not white. [Insert facts of qualification comparisons here]”

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Missy !

    • John Denney says:

      In Whittaker Chambers’ autobiographical book, “Witness”, he stated that in the 1920s the Soviets targeted three American institutions for infiltration: media, education, and unelected government positions. They were wildly successful, and have never been routed out.

  2. Dora says:

    They don’t have to name the march; we know what it is. I’m so glad Kellyanne will be there.

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    NY Times removes references to the ‘March for Life’ from article about…the ‘March for Life’

    The New York Times managed this week to avoid almost all references to the “March for Life” in an article about – the “March for Life.”

    The paper’s 700-plus-word report on Kellyanne Conway’s plan to address the annual gathering of pro-life activists in the nation’s capital referred to the event by its proper name only once, and it’s done five paragraphs into the story and in reference to an organizer’s job title.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ny-times-removes-references-to-the-march-for-life-from-article-aboutthe-march-for-life/article/2611748

  3. Dora says:

    • John Denney says:

      I’ve heard it said that Friday the 13th is the Egyptian view of Passover, which is on the 14th, but a Jewish “day” starts at sundown, so a Passover on Saturday the 14th would start on what Gentiles would call the evening of Friday the 13th.
      Passover celebrates the final plague against Egypt which compelled Pharoah to free the Israelites from slavery. The Lord sent the death angel throughout Egypt in the night killing the firstborn of every household, except the ones where a lamb had been slaughtered and its blood daubed on the lintel and doorposts of a house. When the death angel saw that sign, he passed over that house, hence Passover.
      To Christians, it’s also a foreshadowing of being “saved by the blood of the Lamb”. It’s curious that though thousands of households of Israelites would slaughtered a lamb, in the original language in Exodus it says, “the entire congregation shall kill him”. Him, masculine, singular, not “them”, not “it” as in King James (Hebrew has no neuter gender). The Passover lamb is always referred to in the singular, which leads to John the Baptist saying of Jesus, “Behold the Lamb of God”
      It’s also interesting that all households with the blood of the lamb on the lintel and doorposts were passed over, whether or not they were Israelites, and when the Israelites left Egypt, “a mixed multitude went with them”.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Yay Philly !

  5. DeniseVB says:

  6. DeniseVB says:

    LOL !

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Just from the rumblings on social media, I don’t think the women’s march is going to have that big a turnout with all the hijacking and in-fighting.

    • elliesmom says:

      Because my pussy hat knitting buddies said there was a severe shortage of pink yarn in the US because of all the pussy hats being made for the march, you know me, I just had to check. I went to all of the online shops I know of that sell appropriate yarn, looked for pink, and loaded 100 skeins in my shopping cart, including places like JoAnn and Michael’s. Amazon was the only place that couldn’t fill my order, but they didn’t have 100 skeins of any color. Lots of hyperbole about the march, I think.

  8. Dora says:

    • Constance says:

      Yes, the Marijuana tax is very tempting. It won’t be long until the whole country legalizes pot and it will be a financial decision not one based on morals.

      • Somebody says:

        ^^THIS^^

        100% spot on Constance

      • John Denney says:

        I seem to remember the dogma being that you can’t legislate morality. Did that dogma change?

      • mothy67 says:

        Have you ever known a “sin tax” to accomplish anything? I wish some journalist with integrity would track the monies raised. Where does it go. We have a county wide 7% alchol tax. I paid thousands a month. Result increased fares, fewer routes. Are we paying tax to cover unfunded pensions.

  9. Venus says:

    Don Suber has a nice post on singers who have performed for Saddam Hussein and other despots who now refuse to perform for Trump.

    Excerpt:

    In 2011, Wikileaks obtained detailed documentation that the Gaddafi family had been quietly collecting musicians the way normal people collect those musicians’ albums, including Nelly Furtado, 50 Cent, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Usher, all of whom had performed in separate private events for several of Gaddafi’s sons. For their troubles, they were rewarded royally — the average payout was a million dollars per performance. Generally speaking, if someone is willing to pay you a million dollars for a private concert, that guy got his trust fund in blood diamonds.

    Link:

    http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2017/01/they-sing-for-real-dictators-not-trump.html#more

    • DeniseVB says:

      I may have to get a subscription to Cracked now 🙂 Love Surber, been a fan since he was doing editorials for that Charleston paper and a bigger fan after he was fired for criticizing Obama.

    • John Denney says:

      And to think it wasn’t that long ago that Christian bakers and photographers were sued and in some cases put out of business for refusing to provide their services.

      I sense moral superiority issues.

    • elliesmom says:

      Poor puppy. He needs to go live with my niece. She’d turn him into a well-behaved fluff muffin in a couple of weeks. And he’d love her to pieces.

  10. votermom says:

  11. Dora says:

    Great description. Accurate too.

  12. DeniseVB says:

    Here ya go boys and girls, why the Women’s March is imploding …. same groups who made hell for GWB and barely touched Obama.

  13. DeniseVB says:

    The Dice Man !

  14. Dora says:

    Love This.

    ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

  15. helenk3 says:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/01/why_the_left_hates_trump_so_intensely.html

    why the left hates trump so intensely

    this is an article I will remember for a long time

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      🙂
      Well we know this is fake news because the Russian Orthodox contingent would never have gone for a Marxist from Argentina. Unless they had been infiltrated by those pesky Jesuits from Leningrad.

  16. helenk3 says:

    Is anyone listening to the BS loretta lynch is spouting? Chicago Police should get a case of the blue flu until Jan 21st 2017.

    has there ever been a time in the last 8 years where this bunch have backed the police over murdering thugs?

    • CiscoKid says:

      According to Rahm Emanuel, Chicagos Mayor, Police are the problem.
      But, wait, FBI thinks differently.
      There are stunning new crime numbers from the FBI: in Chicago, it isn’t just murders and shootings that are up – it is all violent crime.

      Newly-obtained FBI data show that the crime surge in Chicago goes beyond the end of a gun. Overall violent crime – an umbrella figure that includes murder, rape, robbery and assault – jumped significantly here the first half of last year, an increase more than four times higher than the rest of the nation.

      According to this FBI report, violent crime in the U.S. increased a little more than five percent the first half of last year. But in Chicago during the same period, overall violent crime heaved 24 percent.

      While the numbers were driven by a surge in Chicago murders – 49 percent higher than the previous year – FBI data show the increase in all violent crime categories in Chicago is significantly outpacing the nation, with aggravated assault up 23 percent and robbery 28 percent higher.
      Stolen from Second City Cop.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Judge Jeanine thinks Lynch should be investigated not Comey.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Why did the WaPo state National Guard will be unarmed along the parade route? Geesh, thanks for alerting the thugs of that. The Capitol building, National Mall and White House are all inside a giant “safe space” and entry points will be heavily guarded with ARMED peeps. Protesting outside of their permitted areas will also be enforced. What’s left for them to do is destroy a couple of blocks in some poor, unguarded area.

  17. Dora says:

    We lost another good writer.

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    HORROR LEGEND PASSES AWAY

    William Peter Blatty dead aged 89 as tributes pour in for The Exorcist author
    The news was confirmed on social media by the film’s director William Friedkin

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2608258/the-exorcist-william-p-blatty-dead-aged-89/

  18. CiscoKid says:

    I’ve been searching, but I can’t find who posted about a sale at LL Bean.
    I think it was Venus.
    Anyway, I needed a messenger bag for my laptop. My old one was really threadbare, I used it for anything that I could fit in it.
    Code SNOW25 saved me 25%.
    Couple of shirts and thick socks.
    Even men like sales.

  19. In less than 168 hours Obama will be gone!

    • Anthony says:

      Every minute is beginning to feel like a fucking year… like the drip drip drip of Chinese water torture

      • lyn says:

        I hear you!

      • CiscoKid says:

        Well then I’m in good company.
        Confession. I’m not sleeping that well. Getting up all hours of the night.
        America has been thru many dark and stormy days, but we’ve survived.
        History only grants countries greatness once, maybe twice if they fuck up the first time.
        To the best of my knowledge, never thrice.
        We are on eve of the restoration of Americas true greatness, pride and its place on the world stage.
        All, I repeat, all Americans will benefit.

      • taw46 says:

        Well, he is doing his best to cram a fucking year of misery into every minute. So there’s that.

  20. DeniseVB says:

    LoL, Loozapalooza !

  21. DeniseVB says:

    LOL ! Wait for it…..

  22. taw46 says:

    I cannot believe that one week from today we will have a new President. I didn’t think we would make it.

  23. helenk3 says:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/314187-will-rubio-vote-for-tillerson

    looks like the republicans have their own version of hollywood.
    mccain, graham, and rubio, the three stooges. but they are not funny

  24. Dora says:

    What the hell are they trying to pull?

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    Commanding general of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post

    The U.S. Army general who heads the D.C. National Guard and is an integral part of overseeing the inauguration said Friday he has been ordered removed from command effective Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as Donald Trump is sworn in as president.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/commanding-general-of-dc-national-guard-to-be-removed-from-post/2017/01/13/725a0438-d99e-11e6-b8b2-cb5164beba6b_story.html?utm_term=.c499beacc473

  25. helenk3 says:

    General Mattis waiver passed house just now

    backtrack says he will sign it

  26. Dora says:

    Bikers for Trump are convening on DC to help with nasty protesters at the Inauguration.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com

  27. Dora says:

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