Huffington Post on resignation of Steve Bannon: ‘Goy, Bye!’

The shocking news came this morning that Steve Bannon, President Trump’s White House Chief Strategist and former CEO of Breitbart credited with helping Trump win the 2016 election, had resigned two weeks ago, on August 7.

But the news is awash in ambiguity.

The New York Times reports:

President Trump has told senior aides that he has decided to remove Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist who helped Mr. Trump win the 2016 election, according to two administration officials briefed on the discussion.

The president and senior White House officials were debating when and how to dismiss Mr. Bannon. The two administration officials cautioned that Mr. Trump is known to be averse to confrontation within his inner circle, and could decide to keep on Mr. Bannon for some time.

Meanwhile, this is how Huffington Post reacts to Bannon’s resignation:

Goy (plural “goyim”) is the Hebrew pejorative word for a non-Jew.

Why HuffPost would make an issue about Bannon’s ethnicity is baffling because under CEO Bannon, Breitbart News has always been pro Israel.

HuffPost‘s racist “Goy, Bye!” headline was met with outrage from even anti-Trumpers:

  • Keith Olbermann tweeted, “WTF?”
  • New York Post‘s Jewish contributor Seth Mandel tweeted: “Someone at HuffPo thought this headline was a good idea.”

So HuffPost quickly changed the headline. Alas, the Left being what they are, the new headline “White Flight” is no less racist and race-baiting as the previous “Goy, Bye!”. (Breitbart)

UPDATE:

As of this afternoon (Friday, Aug. 18), Bannon has returned to Breitbart News as its Executive Chairman.

Bannon told author Joshua Green:

“If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America.”

According to the Gateway Pundit:

Breitbart News is plotting to go ‘thermonuclear’ against ‘globalists’ inside the Trump administration. Bannon may also be personally gearing up to take on the Drudge Report’s Matt Drudge.

According to former Trump aide Sam Nunberg, Bannon believes Drudge ‘accelerated’ his White House exit driven by continuous negative coverage.

Speaking of Drudge Report, I’ve been perturbed by Matt Drudge’s negative links on Trump and, frankly, no longer read Drudge Report or use it as a news source. I suggest that conservatives do the same.

H/t FOTM‘s DCG.

~Eowyn

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Seattle Seahawks’ Michael Bennett won’t stand for the anthem until he feels like everything’s equal

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Bennett (l) and his buddy Kaepernick.

From MyNorthwest.com: Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett tells CNN that his decision to sit for the national anthem isn’t meant to dishonor the American flag but to bring a greater spotlight upon the issues the country is facing.

In an interview with Jake Tapper that aired Wednesday, Bennett said he’ll continue to sit.

I won’t stand until I feel like everything’s equal, I won’t stand until everybody has justice, I won’t stand until everybody has freedom, the things that American is built on,” he said. “I think protesting the national anthem begins a conversation about the truth of America. I’m not protesting the flag. I’m actually trying to honor what we’re supposed to be honoring, the freedom of America, the equality of America, the justice for all and the liberty. Those are the things that I’m trying to remind people that we all fought for, the forefathers. We said we would fight against terrorists, domestic and foreign, and right now there’s whole bunch of domestic terrorism, domestic hate going on …

“So I want to bring up those issues and create those conversations and get people off their butt and go out and try to act and fix the problems and go out and work with people of different races, different colors, different sexes, different genders, whatever it is, just go out and try to find out how to help instead of being a problem and sitting back and being silent. I think at this point, if you’re silent right now, you’re being dishonest about the truth of what’s going on.”

Bennett sat on the bench at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Sunday night during the national anthem ahead of Seattle’s preseason opener against the Chargers. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that he supports Bennett’s decision to sit but believes everyone should stand for the anthem.

Bennett told CNN that he made his decision after seeing what happened Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

“I couldn’t do it anymore,” he said. “I had to be able to stand up and I thought that it was the right thing to do for me.”

Bennett was asked what he’d say to military families who have lost love ones in combat and view his protest as a sign of disrespect because of what the flag means to them.

“My father was in the military, a lot of my family was in the military, I’ve got friends who are vets, who’ve been through war, who’ve done it all and like I said at the beginning, I honor the military,” he said. “I do stuff for kids in Hawaii (where he lives in the offseason) and the military bases, I’ve lived on a military base, I grew up in a military family.

“I would say I honor the military every time I see them, and at this point, like I said, I’m actually not dishonoring the contributions that they made if somebody loses their life. I’m actually trying to honor that. I’m honoring the freedom and liberty that they’ve fought for to be able to have that. That’s the thing I’m really trying to honor. I’m not trying to dishonor the flag. I’m more about the principles, honoring the principles that America was built on and it’s the liberty, freedom and justice.

“And like I said, I cannot stand until I see equality and freedom every day.”

DCG

Trump Fights Back on 3 Fronts: against Antifa, Democrats & Russian conspiracy theory

According to Joey Millar of Jews News, Aug. 17, 2017, Tony Schwartz, the ghost-writer of Donald Trump’s best-selling memoir The Art of the Deal, said President Trump could resign in a matter of weeks in exchange for immunity in the investigation into Russia’s alleged interfering with last November’s presidential election.

Schwartz, who has been a fierce critic of Trump throughout the first seven months of his presidency, said the situation is reaching boiling:

“The circle is closing at blinding speed. Trump is going to resign and declare victory before Mueller and Congress leave him no choice. Trump’s presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he survives till the end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner. He has gone over the line of acceptability so far there is no return. The Russia stuff will be huge. He doesn’t want to go to jail.”

Really, Schwartz?

Instead of resigning, President Trump is fighting back.

Two days ago, Sean Hannity sent out a series of intriguing tweets:

“3 different fronts”? Um . . . .

Here are three possibilities.

Front #1: Trump DOJ declares war on Antifa

DisruptJ20, a coalition of Antifa groups, was among the communist organizations that planned activities, including terrorist activities, to disrupt the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, 2017. (See “Video evidence of the Left’s terrorist plans for Trump inauguration”)

DreamHost, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, is the firm that hosts DisruptJ20’s website, disruptj20.org.

The Trump administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) has formally requested that DreamHost turn over 1.3 million IP addresses and other information to “unmask” disruptj20’s subscribers, as part of the investigation into crimes committed on and around January 20 by rioters. 

On July 12, 2017, the DOJ served DreamHost a warrant, ordering the web-host “to assist” law enforcement’s search of its electronic files because the DOJ “has probable cause to believe that in the premises controlled by DreamHost Inc., there is now being concealed property, namely stored electronic communications including but not limited to digital files, records, messages and photographs” that are “in violation of D.C. Code § 22-1322 [on rioting or inciting to riot] involving the individuals who participated, planed, organized, or incited the January 20 riot”.

The warrant specifies that the property to be searched is any “information associated with http://www.disruptj20.org that is stored at premises owned, maintained, controlled, or operated by DreamHost”, including:

“all information in the possession of DreamHost that might identify the subscribers related to those accounts or identifiers, including names, addresses, telephone numbers…, e-mail addresses, business information, the length of service (including start date), means and source of payment for services (including any credit card or bank account numbers), and information about any domain name registration….”

DreamHost is challenging the DOJ warrant, on the grounds that the scope of data requested violates the first and fourth amendments because it is too broad. Interestingly, Goldman Sachs is a major investor in DreamHost. (ZeroHedge)

Front #2: GOP Meets with Wikileaks Julian Assange

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange met with a U.S. government official for the first time.

GOP Congressman Dana Rohrabacher met with Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Assange has been living in political asylum for the past 5 years. The meeting was reportedly set up by conservative journalist Charles C. Johnson, who claimed that Rohrabacher “would be the envoy in charge of bringing back a deal to the Trump White House.”

Rohrabacher said that in the meeting, Assange “reaffirmed his aggressive denial that the Russians had anything to do with the hacking of the DNC during the election. He has given us a lot of information. He said there’s more to come. We don’t have the entire picture yet.”

Rohrabacher said the information he received from Assange would have “an earth-shattering political impact” and that “It wouldn’t be so important if Democrats hadn’t focused so inordinately on the Russians. Democrats are creating a total upheaval over this. I have some information to give the president before I give information to anyone else.” (Breitbart)

That suggests to me that the “earth-shattering” information Assange gave Rohrabacher has to do with iron-clad evidence that, contrary to what the Democrats and their MSM mouthpieces keep insisting, Russia did not hack into the DNC emails nor interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

Rohrabacher is recommending that Assange be pardoned. He told The Daily Caller in an exclusive interview yesterday that Assange is hoping to leave the Ecuadorian embassy and that during the meeting they explored “what might be necessary to get him out.” Rohrabacher said: “if [Assange] is going to give us a big favor, he would obviously have to be pardoned to leave the Ecuadorian embassy.”

Front #3: Imran Awan Indicted

Yesterday, August 17, 2017, Imran Awan, 37, a former IT aide of former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was indicted by a grand jury on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.

The indictment also includes Awan’s wife Hina Alvi.

Fox News reports that the grand jury decision in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia comes roughly a month after Awan was arrested at Dulles airport in Virginia trying to flee the U.S. by boarding a plane to his native Pakistan.

Awan and other IT aides for House Democrats have been on investigators’ radar for months over concerns of possible double-billing, alleged equipment theft, and access to sensitive computer systems. Most lawmakers fired Awan in February, but Schultz had kept him on even after Awan had been barred from the House IT network.

The indictment addresses separate allegations that Awan and his wife engaged in a conspiracy to obtain home equity lines of credit from the Congressional Federal Credit Union by giving false information about two properties – and then sending the proceeds to individuals in Pakistan.

Awan and other family members for years had a lucrative arrangement for IT-related work on Capitol Hill for House Democrats, from which the Awan family had made at least $4 million since 2009, according to The Daily Caller.

In a recent interview published in the Sun Sentinel, Wasserman Schultz blamed the “right-wing media circus fringe” for the attention on Awan, and that it’s all part of an effort to distract from the investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign and possible ties to President Trump’s team.

Her colleagues in Congress, though, say there are serious security implications in her former staffer’s case. “We have to investigate how our systems may have been compromised,” Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., recently told “Fox & Friends.”

In his IT work in Congress, Awan had access to all kinds of sensitive information. Expect him to sing like canary so as to cut a deal with prosecutors for a lesser sentence.

~Eowyn

“Walking Dead” actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan goes off on Trump

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan: Needs to brush up on his parenting skills

His critical thinking skills gone because apparently racism never existed before Nov. 8, 2016.

From Yahoo: As President Donald Trump doubled down today on his initial ill-chosen remarks of Saturday that “many sides” were to blame for the death and violence in Charlottesville, The Walking Dead actor who plays one of the vilest characters on television took the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host (nice jab there media, as if that was his only job) to task – in the bluntest language possible.

While many in Hollywood and elsewhere expressed outrage at Trump’s words on Tuesday, Jeffrey Dean Morgan was much more blunt in calling out the president for his resurrected insistence that “there is blame on both sides.” The actor made a particular point of spotlighting the effect Trump’s words and stance will have on children trying to make sense of their president’s POV:

@realDonaldTrump FUCK YOU. Seriously. Fuck you for everything. Today? Fuck you for making us have to explain racism to our children.

Resulting in a lot of back and forth with fans and critics on Twitter, Morgan’s scathing remarks about Trump’s latest comments were a rare political stance by the actor. The Good Wife and Watchmen alum plays the blustering dictatorial and ruthless villain Negan on the AMC zombie-apocalypse blockbuster based on Robert Kirkman’s comics.

Read the rest of the story here.

h/t Twitchy

DCG

Three anti-abortion achievements that would never happen if Democrats were in power

Life is precious. A baby in the womb is a human being!

(1) Texas bans insurance funding of abortion

On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill into law that will prevent Texans from being forced to pay for other people’s abortions through their medical insurance plans.

Gov. Abbott said:

“As a firm believer in Texas values I am proud to sign legislation that ensures no Texan is ever required to pay for a procedure that ends the life of an unborn child. This bill prohibits insurance providers from forcing Texas policy holders to subsidize elective abortions. I am grateful to the Texas legislature for getting this bill to my desk, and working to protect innocent life this special session.”

HB-214, which the House passed last week and the Senate approved Sunday, applies to “elective” abortions and specifically includes an exemption for cases of medical emergency to save the mother’s life.

Texas State Sen. Brandon Creighton (R) said:

“Texas must take steps to prohibit taxpayer and premium dollars from subsidizing abortions that are not medically necessary.”

Rep. John Smithee (R) said during the House debate:

“What we’re saying here is: If you want to buy this coverage, you can buy it. This isn’t about who can get an abortion. It is about who is forced to pay for an abortion.

(Source: LifeSiteNews)

2) Arkansas defunds Planned Parenthood

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, after a two-year legal battle, a federal appeals court ruled that Arkansas can defund Planned Parenthood by withholding Medicaid funding to the abortion mill that sells aborted baby body parts to “researchers”.

Arkansas is first state to win in federal court its right to defund Planned Parenthood in Medicaid.

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit sided with Arkansas. In so doing, the ruling undid a judge’s previous injunction forcing Arkansas to keep giving funds to the abortion provider. (Source: LifeSiteNews)

(3) President Trump to end Obama rule requiring employers to pay for abortion

Also on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, The Wall Street Journal reports that President Trump is about (“poised”) to issue an executive order that will eliminate the most offensive portion in Obamacare — the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that all employers pay for abortifacients, sterilization, and contraception insurance:

“Federal health officials are expected to finalize a regulation that would allow employers with religious or moral objections … to omit coverage”

The HHS mandate has been the subject of lawsuits from church groups and Christian employers since it was implemented in 2011 by then-HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the former Kansas governor and Planned Parenthood-funded abortion activist.

Trump’s anticipated order will allow employers with religious objections to opt out of covering contraception or abortion in their employees’ insurance plans. Employees may privately pay for such coverage. (Source: LifeSiteNews)

While there are too many RINOs and cucks among D.C. Republicans, especially de facto Democrats like Sen. John McCain (see “John McCain’s foundation is funded by Saudis, Rothschilds & Soros”), neither Texas Gov. Greg Abbott nor Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson nor President Donald Trump is a Democrat.

All Republicans.

So much for the hyper-cynics who insist there are no differences between Republicans and Demonrats.

~Eowyn

Feminists are insufferable: Helen Mirren bashes Ivanka Trump and says Melania has the power to bring down her husband

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#WarOnWomen who don’t agree with you.

This is rich: From Hollywood Reporter

“Helen Mirren Gets Insulted When People Treat Her the Age She Is.” From the article:

Mirren doesn’t want anyone treating her like her age, either. “If people treat me like the age I am, I get absolutely insulted, really cross. I hate when people give up their seat for me,” says Mirren.

Yet she’s perfectly A-OK with insulting other people. Got it.

From Daily Mail: Dame Helen Mirren has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and his administration, and the actress didn’t hold back when it came to sharing his thoughts on his daughter’s ‘ignorant’ book about working women.  

Although Ivanka Trump has branded herself as a feminist who is dedicated to empowering women, 72-year-old icon and advocate for women’s rights told Allure that she isn’t buying it.

‘[Ivanka] talks a good game, but there’s no substance. Her book is so ignorant about how the majority of women live, talking about, “Make time for yourself to have a massage.” Puh-lease,’ Mirren said in reference to Women Who Work, Ivanka’s latest book.

Women Who Work received scathing reviews from numerous publications that slammed the book for being tone-deaf when it it came out in May this year. In one excerpt, Ivanka discussed going into ‘survival mode’ while working on her father’s presidential campaign, explaining that she didn’t have time to treat herself to massages or meditate like she would have liked.

Critics found revelations like those to be cringe-worthy and oblivious to the realities that plague other working moms that don’t have the financial means or outside help that Ivanka has.

Despite her obvious disdain for Ivanka, who works as her father’s senior adviser, Mirren’s feelings about First Lady Melania Trump are more mixed.

‘You look at old Mel there, and she is one of the most powerful women in the world because she could take him down,’ the actress said of Melania, noting that the former model ‘almost’ brought her husband down when she brushed off his hand.

‘I’m Eastern European, you know; [we’ve] got these dark souls,’ Mirren added. ‘That dark Slovenian soul is about to come out. She’s only got to do a nice interview with Allure.’

Now an outspoken advocate for gender equality, the Academy, Emmy and Tony Awards winner reflected on her past struggle to call herself a feminist, and how she has embraced the label.

‘I wasn’t into the very didactic feminism of the ’60s and ’70s because I liked wearing makeup and high heels. That was a no-no. It was sort of “That’s playing to the patriarchy,” ‘ she said.

‘I was thinking, “Well, I just really like it.” Then as feminism developed, they realized you can like nice dresses, high-heeled shoes, and makeup. That’s not stopping you from being feminist.’

The British-born actress, who had a Russian father and an English mother, recounted taking part in New York City’s Women’s March earlier this year, describing it as a ‘positive, funny… joyous’ event, even though everyone in attendance ‘had good reason to be angry’.

Bashing the current administration, she added: ‘[Trump] just said and did whatever it took to get what he desired. That is quite terrifying, because it means there’s a lack of morality there and a lack of conscientiousness.

DCG

Son of Israel’s PM Netanyahu says leftists are more dangerous than neo-Nazis

On Tuesday, August 15, in a rowdy exchange with journalists at Trump Tower in New York, President Trump refused to lay the blame solely on the “Unite the Right” rally for last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, VA. He said:

“I think there is blame on both sides. You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. And nobody wants to say that, but I’ll say it right now. What about the alt-left that came charging… at the, as you say, the alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt?… There are two sides to a story. What about the fact they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do. As far as I am concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day.”

Indeed. Did you know that the Left in Charlottesville attacked the Right with urine and concrete bombs, as well a lethal flame thrower?

For saying that both sides are to be blamed, President Trump continues to be pilloried by the MSM and across the political spectrum.

Now, the son of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing in.

Yair Netanyahu posted this on his Facebook page:

“To put things in perspective. I’m a Jew, I’m an Israeli, the neo nazis scums in Virginia hate me and my country. But they belong to the past. Their breed is dying out. However the thugs of Antifa and BLM who hate my country (and America too in my view) just as much are getting stronger and stronger and becoming super dominant in American universities and public life.

Yair’s remarks received 1.4K “likes”.

26-year-old Yair is Benjamin Netanyahu’s son with his third and current wife, former El Al flight attendant Sara Ben-Artzi

According to The Times of Israel, Yair’s views depart from his father’s.

On August 15, after he was criticized for staying silent on Charlottesville, PM Netanyahu tweeted that that he was “outraged by expressions of anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism and racism. Everyone should oppose this hatred.” Asked about his son Yair’s comments, sources close to the prime minister said, “Yair is an adult and his views are his alone.”

Israeli politicians are split on President Trump’s stance.

Likud MK Oren Hazan said that President Trump “is right. Violence and extremism on any side is forbidden and demands condemnation. That doesn’t matter to the bleeding hearts on the left and in the media. After all, they believe that only the right is extremist and violent.”

Other Israeli politicians are much more critical of Trump’s position:

  • Education Minister Naftali Bennett has called on US leaders to denounce the rally’s “displays of anti-Semitism.”
  • Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked who, like Bennett, is of the Jewish Home party, has urged prosecution of neo-Nazi activists.
  • Yesh Atid chair MK Yair Lapid said: “There aren’t two sides. When Neo-Nazis march in Charlottesville and scream slogans against Jews and in support of white supremacy, the condemnation has to be unambiguous. They represent hate and evil. Anyone who believes in the human spirit must stand against them without fear.”
  • Zionist Union number two MK Tzipi Livni explicitly criticized Trump’s equivalence: “When it comes to racism, anti-Semitism and Nazism, there are never two equal sides. There’s good and there’s evil. Period.”

I have a question for Mr. Bennett, Shaked, Lapid and Livni:

How come those evil, racist, anti-Semitic Nazis at the Charlottesville rally, who were carrying flaming torches, making “Heil Hitler” hand salutes, and shouting “White lives matter!” look like caricatures of Jews?

For the video of the Charlottesville rally from which I took the above screenshots of “white supremacists,” see “Signs of Charlottesville ‘white supremacist’ rally being a false flag“.

See also:

~Eowyn