January 23, 2017

Trump Signs Executive Orders: Withdraws from TPP, Ends Funding for Overseas Health Services That Provide Abortions, Freezes Some Federal Hiring

—Ace

Pen and a phone, but mostly the pen.

Making good on a campaign promise, President Trump on Monday signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.


He also signed two other orders -- one placing a hiring freeze on some federal workers and the other reinstating a ban on funding for international groups that perform abortions.

Re: the hiring freeze, he said this about it:

The new commander-in-chief also signed an executive order on Monday that froze hiring for some federal government employees.

"Except for the military," he said when signing it.

Government unions immediately began screaming, and that's a real danger, because federal government unions are so popular with the American public.

Per that report, the freeze might be retroactive for Obama's recent hires who were hired but who have not actually begun working yet.

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Sean Spicer's First Full Press Briefing

—Ace

Right now sparring over Spicer's and Trump's "lies," with the media completely unwilling to admit their own #FakeNews.


Updates: Here are some snippets of the questions asked and answers thereto.

"Norms-Breaking."



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Chanting Mobs Aren't Brave.
Single Individuals Standing Up to the Mob Are Brave.

—Ace


Posted by Ace at 12:33 PM Comments

Federal Officials People: Intelligence Community Probing Michael Flynn

—Ace

This story is notable for two things.

First, as with the PeePeeGate psyops the IC conducted against the country, it's vapornews -- there's no actual news here, as the "news" is just that there is an investigation. And no conclusions at all.

We already know there was an investigation -- this was leaked two weeks ago. So the leakers are just re-leaking this to get it re-reported.

But there's nothing new -- there's no conclusion, the article notes. So rather than advancing the story by saying "There's an investigation, and it has found X," this story specifically says the investigation has not found anything either way. Nothing excuplatory, nothing incriminating.

Pure re-report of a re-leak.

But this is the most precious part of the Wall Street Journal's report.

It has been common (though I'm certain not uniform) previous media practice to attribute leaks from the IC to "federal officials" or "intelligence community officials." In other words, people working for the federal government or the intelligence community.

On Friday at 12 noon, John Brennan and I'm guessing several other Obama political appointees in the IC lost their jobs, as Trump pointedly did not ask them to remain aboard until their replacements could be confirmed.

So these folks aren't Federal Officials or IC Officials any longer.

They're just people, as of noon Friday.

So note the WSJ's attribution of its non-story:

U.S. counterintelligence agents have investigated communications that President Donald Trump's national security adviser had with Russian officials, according to people familiar with the matter.

WAS: Federal officials

NOW: "People"!

Interesting.


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Monday Mid-Morning Open Thread

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

Mr. CBD is still under the weather. He asked me if I knew anything about art. I said sure, once upon a time my favorite show on PBS was The Joy of Painting with some guy named Bob Ross.

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Shades of Gray-Bob Ross

Not artsy enough for you......................

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The Morning Report 1/23/17

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. We're loaded for bear as the first full week of the Trump era kicks off. I'm sure none of you are surprised in any way, shape or form that George Soros is backing the protests both here and abroad. And that if she had her way, the lovely and charming organizer of the Women's March, Linda Sarsour, would force half a million lemmings to change their pussy hats to burqas. I'm so pleased she serves on a NYC immigration commission and is close friends with DeBolshevik. Other than that, one item of note is a dark horse candidate for Trump's first SCOTUS pick, Neil Gorsuch. Frankly, I thought Trump would go for the jugular by nominating someone like Mike Lee, but I think the strategery is you go to the mattresses with the first pick and it forces the Dems to expend all their political capital to oppose him, ensuring smooth sailing for your next picks. But Dems are Dems and will oppose every pick vehemently. We shall see. Anyway, have a better one and remain blessed.

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Sunday Overnight Open Thread (1/22/17)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

Let The ONT begin............

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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs - loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love - can be elusive to humans. -John Grogan

Quote II

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough. -Richard M. DeVos

Quote III

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned. -Milton Friedman

Quote IV

If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.- Ronald Reagan


A message to the unhinged temper tantrum throwing "adults" from a man your age.

I’m “The Man” to you racial activists. I’m the idiot who joined the military because I “wasn’t smart enough” to go get a liberal arts degree like you know-it-all 20-year-old college dipshits; and for some reason you hate me for that. I’m that guy with the rifle who signed on the dotted line for $24K a year so that you budding Marxist fucksticks could have the freedom to complain about me and the manner in which I provide it. I have a little message for you.........


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Rule Britannia!

—WeirdDave

"The sun never sets on the British Empire". 100 years ago this was the literal truth, as our older sibling proudly administered a commonwealth that literally spanned the entire globe. Sorely tested by WWII, she stood strong against the National Socialist threat. Winston Churchill stood tall in the rubble of London, bravely flipping off the German planes with his trademark "V", becoming a eternal symbol of triumph over adversity.

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CBD-Less Food Thread

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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So what are you Morons up to today?

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Sunday Morning Book Thread 01-22-2017

—OregonMuse

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(Note: please take all political discussions to the open thread below this one. Thank you)

Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes. Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, where men are men, all the 'ettes are hotties, safe spaces are underneath your house and are used as protection against actual dangers, like natural disasters, triggering Trump tweets, Russians hacking, and special snowflakes do not get respect, but instead, belly laughs. And unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, which give the noble sport of golf a bad name.


“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
--C. S. Lewis


Pic Note

Last weekend, I discovered a beautiful library in the Hotel Emma in San Antonio. The hotel is built in the old Pearl Brewery and the two-story library and reading room is part of that structure. The library's almost 4000 books were donated by Sherry Kafka Wagner, a San Antonio author and book enthusiast/collector.

Posted by: LASue at January 08, 2017 11:22 AM (CLKfs)


Impulse Buy

I generally don't buy books right away. When I see a book I think I might like, I tend to over-think the purchase. I mull it over in my mind for awhile, weighing the pros and cons, reading the reviews (esp. the 1-star reviews), and then maybe, just maybe, I'll buy it. Even if it's a $1.99 Kindle deal. Yes, I am that cheap. I just hate spending money. Compared to me, Vic throws money away like a drunken sailor or a Democratic congressmen.

But then occasionally I will find a book that I'll look at, read a bit of the blurb, and then bam, buy it. One such book is A Stranger In My Own Hometown: A Brendan O'Brian Legal Thriller by J.W. Kerwin. This is how the Amazon blurb starts out:

The Council for Islamic Religious Respect (CIRR) has filed suit against a crusading newspaper reporter for defaming Islam and linking the group to terrorists.

CIRR has seemingly unlimited funds and a wily attorney who thinks nothing of lying to the judge. But the reporter has Brendan O’Brian, America’s most politically incorrect defense attorney.

The blurb goes on, but at that point, my head had filled up with "I WANT!" like an inflated tire. So I stopped reading and plunked down my $2.99. I mean, who knows, it may turn out to be a crappy book, but for $3, it's a good risk.

Also, I had to laugh at the novel's bad guys, the "Council for Islamic Religious Respect (CIRR)". Gee, I wonder who that's supposed to be?

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Open Thread for Politics

—OregonMuse

To keep the book thread on topic. Here is something below the fold for your morning schadenboners:

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EMT 01/22/17

—krakatoa

So if I've got this figured right, this coming week is when the collective left will finally start getting something to cry about, good and hard.

I'm guessing President Trump is going to need a good supply of refills for his ink-pen. Maybe he'll get Chuck Schumer to pick some up for him while he's on a juice box run.

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Overnight Open Thread (21 Jan 2017)

—CDR M

Must've been a rare Pokemon on the loose today as Hillary's army of dead enders invade Washington DC as CNN provides blanket coverage.

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Sean Spicer Blasts the Press

—Ace

Vid below. Sorry to step on the Chess Thread but this is news.

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Saturday Afternoon Chess/Open Thread 01-21-2017

—OregonMuse

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Playing Chess
Jean-Paul Kayser, 1925

Alt. title: "My chess is so bad, it makes me feel blue."

Good afternoon morons and moronettes, and welcome to the Saturday Afternoon Chess/Open Thread, the only AoSHQ thread with content specifically for all of us chess nerds who pay homage in the temple of Caïssa, goddess of the chessboard. And, for those of you who aren't nerdly enough for chess, you can use this thread to talk about checkers, or other games, or politics, or whatever you wish, only please try to keep it civil. Nobody wants to get caught up into a bear tree, especially if they're hungry.


Problem 1 - Black To Play (384)

Hint: Black mates in 3


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Ace of Spades Pet Thread

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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........And


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.........coffee.


Grab a beverage, a snack and your best behavior. It's time for the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread.

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Thread below the Pet Thread: 21 Jan 2017 [KT]

—Open Blogger

I like this visual:

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But I think this is a more pertinent topic for the day after the inauguration:

I think people are expecting too much from a new administration, too much good and/or too much bad. My hope is for a return to simple common sense. I am all nuanced-out.

These topics are from Maggie's Farm, in a roundup of Inauguration Day items.

The most over-wrought comment I saw on Facebook this week, from a guy questioning his conservatism, warned that Trump was about to treat all protesters like those anarchists who trashed D.C. on the day of the inauguration. "Arm yourselves", he said.

Oh, and then there was the guy who though the unpopularity of lefty protesters blocking roads was an indication that they were like MLK and George Washington. The women who are enraged about Trump seem to be going more with social media slogans of the day. Sad.

Unfortunately, a couple of guys also seem to have some rather over-blown positive expectations for Trump which seem to be based on their own political hobby horses. One of them is quite annoying. I'm in the "it's hard to predict everything that is going to happen in Washington" category, myself.

What's the craziest reaction to the inauguration you've seen on social media? Other than the one CBD highlighted earlier today?

Note: Garden Thread is still open for garden, wildlife or corn-related topics. Pet Thread is coming up. Enjoy your weekend.

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Saturday Gardening Thread: Corn in Winter [KT]

—Open Blogger

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Happy Saturday to the Horde! Feeling better than you did on Thursday? The last day of Obama's presidency was National Popcorn Day. Don't know how I missed it.

If you made a trail of popcorn from Los Angeles to New York (though why would you do that?), you would need more than 352,028,160 popped kernels.

Popcorn came up in the comments here at the Saturday Gardening Thread several times last year. Particularly Glass Gem Popcorn, the kind in the photo above. Anybody popped some home-grown popcorn? How did you get it off the cob?

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In Case You Weren't Sure About SNL....

—CBD

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She "writes" for SNL, and I use those quotation marks because based on the small sample I have seen in the last 20 years, the show sucks, and hasn't had a good group of writers in a generation. And that's okay, because not everyone is talented, and we certainly don't have to watch it if we don't feel like it.

But attacking the child of the new president seems to be so far beyond the bounds of good taste that it cries out for social media opprobrium. It's probably too much to hope that she gets fired or suspended, but a little public abuse might focus her attentions on the vicious and uncaring soul inside her.

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Saturday Morning Weird News Dump

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Happy Saturday indeed. Do you notice a difference in the air? I do, Obama is gone.

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EMT 01/21/17 "" edition.

—krakatoa

Look, I'm happy the inauguration took place, and all the right people are mad and/or sad, but I'm a little disappointed that Trump hasn't sent me my brownshirt and jack-boots yet. I suppose the delivery was intercepted by those with a more traditional need, judging from yesterday's "mostly peaceful" "protests" by "activists" and "good citizens" "concerned" for "their" safety.

Fascism, to borrow a phrase, is always descending on the right, but landing in the progressive left.

The root issue, if I may be so bold as to offer my opinion, is that the left, generally bereft of the ability to enjoy life as it is, finds its greatest sense of spiritual fulfillment in the pursuit of life as they deem it should be; of their idealized conception of a higher humanity.

Pursuit of a world of "hyperhumans", as it were.


Posted by krakatoa at 06:19 AM Comments

Overnight Open Thread (The Trump Era Begins Edition)

—CDR M

What a day. So happy the Obama era is over and we didn't start the Clinton era.

I gotta say, all these violent and disgusting anti-Trump riots/protests are just hurting Democrats chances in the future. Keep it up dumbasses.

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Happy Weekend

—Ace

Last time you'll ever have to listen to this jackass drone on in an official address.


Late, as usual:


Posted by Ace at 07:51 PM Comments

Mattis, Kelly Confirmed By Senate For Defense, Homeland Security

—Ace

National Security GAINZZZ.

Posted by Ace at 06:20 PM Comments

#MakeYourselfGreatAgain: The GAINZZZ Thread

—Ace

I'm back on course. I had gone up 2 1/2, um, okay, being honest, 3 pounds. I had no idea why. But I've lost those three pounds again and am back where I was when I was crowing about my GAINZZZ.

The only thing I did different was get back on Intermittent Fasting, including two long fasts, one thirty hours or so, another 19 or 20 hours. So right now I'm thinking that's a big component of the LCHF/IF regime.

I've also been more regular about drinking apple cider vinegar at night, and recently I've been having some during the daytime too (especially after I have a meal that has a few too many carbs in it). Supposedly it might, might help blunt insulin overproduction.

I started weightlifting more again -- for the real GAINZZZ -- and immediately did an exercise wrong and injured myself. The problem is this: When I was a kid, the only lifts I did, pretty much, were benching, curling, some tricep extension, and some military pressing.

Exercises I never did were squats, deadlifts, and any kind of bent-over rows. (I did rarely do some lat pulls on a machine.)

Now I'm trying to really focus on the "Forgotten Man" muscle groups of the body, as Lord Emperor Trump, The Golden Colossus, has commanded me. But I don't know how to do them. The latest one I thought I knew how to do, but in fact did not, were bent-over dumbbell rows. I had my elbows way out, instead of tucked closer to my body, which resulted in a lot of strain on my elbows and some smaller muscles that rotate the forearms outwards which really couldn't hack the weight.

Anyway, always watch several videos for any lifts you don't know cold, and read a text description too, rather than going by eye.

So far I have injured myself on every new lift I've tried to do.

Maybe it's time to just follow Professor Broscience and do nothing but bicep curls again.

So, Obama's out of office, and that cloud isn't over our heads anymore. It's time to be happy and fulfilled.

If you're gonna make some GAINZZZ in your life, now's the time to get on them GAINZZZ. It would be nice to live as long as possible in a country no longer under the maladministration of Barack Obama, with that half-a-mish telling you "You didn't build that" when you've got a sweet bicep pump on.

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Inauguration Thread Seven: The Parade

—Ace

I hope Trump's playing Death Race 2000 and gets points for running over rioters.

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Inauguration Thread Six: Boring Speeches and Some Mostly Peaceful Riots

—Ace

Update: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse points out this local channel has lots of coverage of the Love Riots.

Hey remember how off-base Trump was when he spoke "darkly" of an American carnage?

Meet the carnage:

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Immortal Victory

—Ace


More: Longer clip below.

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Inauguration Thread Five

—Ace

Check this out -- this guy claims this video clip shows Bill Clinton checking out Ivanka Trump as she walks by (out of frame), and then Hillary catching him.

Posted by Ace at 01:32 PM Comments

As MSNBC Was Gloating That Trump Had Fewer Attendees Than Obama, They Overlooked The Fact That Their Leftist Brethren Were Blocking Checkpoints and Shutting the City Down

—Ace

Sexton rounds up the broken glass, chained off streets, and mostly peaceful assaults.


Posted by Ace at 12:46 PM Comments

Inauguration Thread Four

—Ace

I guess now is the parade to the White House, dragging the bodies of his victims behind his chariots.

Then comes the signing of the executive orders.

Trump just graciously let him use his Marine One chopper to get the hell out of the city.

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Inauguration Thread Three: The Actual Inauguration

—Ace

Two minutes until our long national nightmare is on a permanent golfcation.

I feel like as he's swearing in Trump, in a way, he's also swearing in My Dick.

DONALD J. TRUMP SWORN IN AS 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

Livestream from FoxNews of Trump's speech.


Posted by Ace at 11:52 AM Comments

Inauguration Thread Two

—Ace

Warden points out this verse was a dig at the media.

Posted by Ace at 11:29 AM Comments

Inauguration Thread

—Ace

So awesome.

Livestream from FoxNews.

Right now various couples are leaving the WH en route to Congress -- Michelle and Melania, Price and Biden, George and Laura Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and of course Trump and Obama.

MSNBC now talking up how "incredibly popular" Obama is, "so urbane," "no personal scandals," etc.

MSNBC talking up how empty the streets are and how empty the Metro. They don't mention the violent disruptors who maybe had something to do with that.

Obama's "sky-high approval ratings," Maddow saying, claiming Democratic Party is held in "high esteem.


Posted by Ace at 10:42 AM Comments

Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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Mending The Flag
Norman Rockwell

After eight years of calculated and brazen destruction of all that this flag represents, it is a joy to see it all behind us, and have hope that we can return to a more sane and pro-American tone.

We have heard lots of promises, and today we see whether those words will be turned into action. Many of us are cautiously optimistic, and based on (soon to be) President Trump's nominees, I think we can be confident of solid management, and maybe even rollback of many of the more egregious actions of his predecessor.

Is it too much to hope for a president who will fight hard for a return to the founding principles of this country? Probably, but as long as we start down that road, I'll be happy.

[Of course it had to be Rockwell. I couldn't think of anyone else!]

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The Morning Report 1/20/17

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. I can't wrap my head around the fact that in just a few hours, a lost decade will at last come to a long prayed-for and merciful conclusion. Without going into details, starting over when you're in your late 50s is hard enough even in the best of times. I know I'm in for a difficult personal road ahead, but at least as of today I feel as if I actually have a shot at rebuilding enough to cushion whatever time I have left before joining the Choir Invisible. G-d bless each and every one of you. This pixilated pixy parlor has been an emotional lifeline. I always say "have a better one" and, at least for today, I guarantee you will. And do remain blessed!

Ladies and Gentleman, I Present to you Inauguration Bingo [Warden]

—Open Blogger

Don't say I never gave you nothin'.



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A New Dawn in America

—Ace

John Ekdahl is counting down till noon with some observations:

You likely have milk in your refrigerator that has an expiration date longer than the Obama presidency.

The American Dental Association recommends changing your toothbrush every 3 months, or 180 times as long as Obama's remaining presidency.

RIP "poised for". Was a fun 8 years, but all things come to an end.

Any Amazon Prime order you make tonight will arrive when Obama isn't president.

A standard 12" dining table candle has an 11 hour burn time. Or, in more easily understood terms, less time than Obama's remaining term.

Rachel Maddow will never host another show on MSNBC while Obama is president.

There will never be another organic weekend farmers market under an Obama presidency.

A fun exercise: Think about what you want for lunch. Obama won't be president.

Do I stick to my diet and order a salad or cheat and get a burger? Silver lining: Obama will not be president.

The Warden/Code Red annouced his own plans to celebrate the New Freedom:

I'm going to f*** a hooker.

Tomorrow at noon, the air will smell a little sweeter, wine will taste a little stronger, and German pornography will feature slightly more urine.

What are your plans for marking the day? What are you the most grateful for, this most glorious day, this day when this loathsome c*nt (partly) departs our lives?

I feel like we're all heroes for just surviving this monster.

Helicopter retreating shot, cue George Harrison.


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Inauguration Eve Overnight Open Thread (1/19/17)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Hit the road Barack.


Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“Can we stipulate for the purposes of this conversation that Donald Trump will never be President of the United States?”

Mike Barnicle


Quote II

“Do you have any doubt that this is anything more than a carnival show?”- Andrea Mitchell


Quote III

“I do not hate Donald Trump, but I do not take him seriously. I thought, you know, everything that was garish and ridiculous about him was fully on display....Will it get him anywhere close to becoming the nominee or the President of the United States? I think not.” - John Heilemann


Quote IV

Let all the constipated Republicans leave the party. They're impotent, they've accomplished nothing, and they can't expect to keep getting votes from all the people they've screwed.-Ann Coulter


Hillary Clinton will never be President of The United States of America.

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Extravagant. Youge. And the best part of the article: "Farage, who will be a guest of the Mississippi governor, Phil Bryant, at the formal inauguration ceremony, has said he is moving to the US and has offered his services as a Middle East negotiator for the incoming president." Trump needs to find Farage a position. Farage is a weapon. Imagine him promoting Trump policy. [rdbrewer]
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