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George W. Bush whines he may not live long enough to see America recover from Trump

On November 8, 2019, in a Fox News interview with “Never Trumper” Dana Perino, former President George W. Bush, 73, lamented the chaotic political climate in the United States.

As reported by Politico‘s Caitlin Oprysko, Bush said he expected the ship to right itself although he may not live to see that day: “I’m optimistic about the future because as you mentioned democracy is self-healing. This is an unsettled period in our country, but it isn’t the first time we have had unsettled periods. I won’t be around to see my grandkids thrive and prosper, but I am convinced the world they’ll be entering into will be unique and full of all kinds of possibilities.”

Politico reporter Oprysko writes:

The former president was no doubt alluding, at least in part, to the current occupant of the White House, with whom his family has had a running feud. Bush has made no secret of his disdain for Trump’s brash rhetoric, especially after the vitriolic campaign Trump ran against his brother Jeb during the 2016 election cycle.

While he’s strayed from naming Trump specifically and mostly steered clear of politics during the Trump-era, Bush offered a scathing rebuke of Trumpism when his presidency was just months old.

In a 2017 speech, Bush bemoaned that American discourse had been “degraded by casual cruelty,” seen “nationalism distorted into nativism,” and witnessed “the return of isolationist sentiments” in recent years.

Michelle Obama’s hands on laps of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, July 16, 2016

About the pic, see my post “George W. Bush’s love-fest with Michelle ‘Big Mike’ Obama”.

Wayne Dupree, a black conservative Republican and Air Force veteran, observes:

Bush, who kept quiet for 8-long and miserable years while Barack Hussien Obama destroyed this country with his twisted, failed policies, just can’t shut up now that an anti-globalist is in the White House.

There’s nothing that will make globalist G.W. Bush go on the attack like seeing an old fashioned America First President in action. God forbid the president places the needs of his people and his country above lobbyists and defense department contractors.

The failed former president didn’t use Trump’s name during the interview but he didn’t have to. See, Americans are not as dumb as our elected officials think we are.

Bush says he believes that America will “right itself” but he may not live to see it.

And by “right itself” Bush means allowing millions of more illegals into the country, getting hosed on trade, and watching our citizens die in endless Middle East wars.

There’s nothing a globalist hates more than the middle class

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~Eowyn

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Curator claims Barbra Streisand tribute museum is part of the #MeToo era

According to the NY Post, there’s a museum exhibit devoted to Barbara Streisand that showcases “the way she was, is and perhaps always will be.”

It’s called “Hello Gorgeous,” and features costumes, photos, videos and more at the Bernard Museum of Judaica at Temple Emanu-el.

According to museum curator Warren Klein, “It’s the perfect exhibition for the #metoo era,” who calls Streisand “a strong, driven woman” — one who refused to change her surname, or her nose, to suit the norm. (There are rumors of Streisand’s numerous plastic surgeries, of which she denies.)

Streisand did not contribute any items to the exhibit. Read about the “Hello Gorgeous” museum display here.

I wonder if the exhibit will feature any of the following photos?

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Why Drudge Report went to the dark side

Begun as an email newsletter, Matt Drudge‘s the Drudge Report became a news aggregator website in 1996.

By 2003, Drudge Report became so popular it made almost $1.3 million a year in advertising revenues. In 2006, while dissing the Drudge Report, Time magazine named Matt Drudge one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2007, New York Times reporter Jim Rutenberg said that according to Nielsen/NetRatings, the Drudge Report got three million unique visitors a month, or approximately one percent of the population of the United States.

So successful is the Drudge Report that it has made its creator and editor Matt Drudge, 53, a multimillionaire, with an estimated net worth of $150 million.

What made Drudge Report so popular was its conservatism. Indeed, in 2001, Drudge told the Miami New Times that “I am a conservative. I’m very much pro-life. If you go down the list of what makes up a conservative, I’m there almost all the way.”

Drudge Report had supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election. But then I began to notice a change since Trump’s presidential inauguration when Drudge Report increasingly posted links to anti-Trump (and therefore anti-“Deplorables” — the 63 million Americans who had voted for him in 2016) mainstream media outlets like CNN and the Washington Post.

Simply put, I didn’t go on Drudge Report for CNN. So I stopped reading Drudge Report.

Sometime before WordPress took down FOTM on August 15, 2018, in comments on FOTM I broached the subject of Drudge Report ceasing being conservative. To ensure I wasn’t imagining things, I did a search online and found other websites saying the same thing. A longtime FOTM reader who had effusively praised FOTM and “Dr. Eowyn” took such issue with my observations about Drudge Report that he became verbally abusive. After I banned him from commenting, he sent me an email in which he stooped to racist and gender insults. All of which completely baffled me why he had so much invested in a news aggregator site that he took any criticism of Drudge Report as a personal affront.

Then TrailDust noticed the transformation of Drudge Report as well, and wrote two posts warning our readers:

A couple of our readers speculated that Matt Drudge turned to the dark side because he’s gay and has a new boyfriend. The never-married and childless Drudge has consistently denied the rumors of him being homosexual, but in January 2016, Southfloridagaynews.com reported that he had given away half of his real estate holdings to Juan Carlos Alvarado, his roommate of eleven years.

Citing a YouTube video by Josh Bernstein, Kelleigh Nelson of NewsWithViews has another explanation for why Matt Drudge went to the dark side. Below are excerpts from her November 9, 2019 post, “Drudge Sells Out Trump, Helps Democrats“:

Drudge used to break stories before the mainstream media or Fox News even knew about them; they went to Drudge to find out the latest.  Josh Bernstein recently exposed what has happened to Drudge.  He says we should boycott Drudge and I agree with him.

In a surprising turn, Drudge Report removed ads between the end of May and mid-July of this year according to Danny Rogers, a cofounder of the Global Disinformation Index, a project that’s analyzing domains to generate “risk ratings of the world’s media websites.” After noticing an absence of ads on Drudge around May 31, Rogers told BuzzFeed they didn’t see any ads on Drudge until about July 12.

During that period, Drudge cast off his advertising representative of close to 20 years, Intermarkets, in favor of a new and unknown company, Granite Cubed. It has no record in the digital ad industry, was only registered as a company in March of this year, and lists no staff or owners on its websites. Yet it just landed one of the biggest websites in the US.

Corporate records show that Granite Cubed is owned by Margaret Otto. According to Pathmatics, a marketing and advertising platform owned by Margaret Otto, she and her husband, Adrian, have close ties to both Matt Drudge and his father, Bob Drudge. The Ottos have known the Drudges since 1999.  Pathmatics, a marketing intelligence platform, estimates that over the past 12 months the site generated more than $30 million in ad revenue. Another estimate from the Global Disinformation Index, to be published in a report next month, pegs revenue at $9 million per year.

The Otto’s also acquired another company in 2017 founded by Bob Drudge called Refdesk.  Adrian Otto joined Google Cloud in 2017 and is their technical director. Matt Drudge is now in bed with Google and Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google.

Alphabet Inc., Google subsidiaries, and YouTube all detest President Trump and everything on the Drudge Report has switched from supporting conservative sites and our president to leftwing media who despises President Donald Trump and his supporters.  Drudge’s links now go to mainstream media like CNN and MSNBC.  Conservative media is rarely seen anymore.

Drudge gave up his relationship with his conservative advertising company of 20 years and joined with the enemies of freedom because they are family vested via Matt’s father, Bob Drudge.

It all makes for a startling shift for a publisher best known for a strategy rooted in changing nothing about his site’s operation. It’s also causing the ad industry to look closely at the mysterious new firm and its high-profile customer.

Bigger bucks must be involved.  Shades of Anthony Scaramucci.

Here’s the video of Josh Bernstein:

It must be said that Bernstein’s account is of Matt Drudge switching Drudge Report‘s advertising representative to a new and unknown company, Granite Cubed, the husband-and-wife owners of which have ties to Matt’s father, Robert Drudge, who is a Democrat. But Matt’s father (and mother too) has always been a Democrat, and a constant (Robert Drudge being a Democrat) cannot explain a variable (Matt turning against Trump and embracing the liberal media). Nor does Matt changing Drudge Report‘s advertising representative explain his political transformation — changing advertising representative likely is a result, not the cause, of his political transformation.

And so, the reason for Matt Drudge’s and the Drudge Report‘s transformation remains a mystery.

H/t Maziel

~Eowyn

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Trump Impeachment witchhunt hearings begin today – Watch live

The Demonrats’ witchhunt of President Trump rises to a feverish pitch today with Day One of their impeachment hearings.

Click here to watch the impeachment hearings.

This is an Open Thread – feel free to comment as you watch the hearings.

On the ostensible reason for the impeachment hearings, see:

~Eowyn

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California Nightmare: L.A. homeless man poured bucket of hot feces on woman

The nightmare that is California and its failed cities continues to worsen….

Joel Grover and Amy Corral report for NBC4 Los Angeles, November 11, 2019, that attacks by homeless people are increasing in Los Angeles. As many as 9,846 of these crimes were reported in the city by the end of 2018, including a homeless man dumping a bucket of his diarrhea on a woman.

According to public records, Heidi Van Tassel was getting in her car after dining with friends at a Thai restaurant on Hollywood Boulvard near the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Suddenly a homeless man sprinted across the boulevard, pulled her out of the car, dragged her out to the middle of the street, and dumped a bucket of feces on her head.

Van Tassel recounted the attack, through tears: “It was diarrhea. Hot liquid. I was soaked, and it was coming off my eyelashes and into my eyes. Paramedics who came to treat me said there was so much of it on me, that it looked like the man was saving it up for a month. It was all inside my car because it was so much. He just kept pouring it and splattering it all over me. It was awful. And it changed my life.”

Van Tassel was rushed to Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, where she was tested for infectious diseases caused by contact with feces. She’ll need to be retested every three months.

Security footage from businesses nearby captured the attack, and bodycam captured the aftermath as officers responded, but the LAPD and businesses would not release the footage, even when Van Tassel asked to see it.

Van Tassel said the Los Angeles Police Department told her they’d investigate the crime, but her phone calls to the department went unanswered. She said the police also promised to have their victims’ advocate reach out to her to offer services, but she never got a call: “It’s so traumatic. The PTSD that I’m dealing with is beyond anything that I’ve ever felt. There needs to be some kind of help for the victims of these crimes.”

The man who attacked her is identified in court records as Jere Blessings, a transient with “schizophrenia and psychotic disorders.” He was charged with battery, taken to jail, then sent by a judge to a residential facility for people with mental health issues where he stayed for only two months. He was released in August.

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office said Blessings is now back in the community, which worries Van Tassel. She said: “He doesn’t need jail time. He needs mental health care. I have empathy for him. Because he needs help. I will never, ever, forget his face. What’s the next thing he’s going to do somebody? If he would’ve had a knife, for sure he would’ve stabbed me.”

I searched and searched, including the website MugshotsOnline.com, but was unable to find a pic of the attacker Jere Blessings.

I found the Twitter account of a “Heidi S(abrina) Van Tassel” @HeidiSabrina who lives in Los Angeles and is an anti-Trumper. On Oct. 2, 2019, she retweeted this:

This Heidi S. Van Tassel on Twitter is the same Heidi Van Tassel who was victimized by Jere Blessings because her Twitter pic is the same as the pic of the victim in News Thud‘s report.

That means victim Heidi Van Tassel is yet another example of a “useful idiot” Democrat who seems unable to connect the failed city of Los Angeles with its all-Democrat government, which is why Los Angeles and California’s dysfunctions will continue.

The Los Angeles city government consists of:

  • Mayor Eric Garcetti, Democrat.
  • City Attorney Mike Feuer, Democrat.
  • City Controller Ron Galperin, Democrat.
  • City Council: 14 of the 15 City Council members are Democrat (the remaining member is Republican).

H/t FOTM‘s priceless DCG

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Hanoi Jane says she’s not buying anymore clothes to fight climate change

Immediately after saying that she goes on to say that it may not be reasonable to say she will never buy clothing again in her life. “I’m going to live to 100, maybe.” she joked.

Later, Fonda told NPR she’s “not buying anymore clothes. Period.

Wonder if Hanoi Jane can commit to saying the same about flying via private jet?

Fonda and fellow libtards flying via private jet in 2018 to promote a movie

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Son of Weather Underground terrorists, Chesa Boudin, wins SF DA race

Chesa Boudin, 39, is the son of Weather Underground terrorists Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert who were arrested for their role as getaway car drivers in the Brink’s robbery of 1981 in Rockland County, New York.

After his parents were incarcerated (when he was 14 months old) fellow Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn adopted Chesa.

According to WFMZ, Chesa won San Francisco’s tightly contested race for district attorney after campaigning to reform the criminal justice system. Excerpts from their report:

“The former deputy public defender declared victory Saturday night after four days of ballot counting determined he was ahead of interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus. The latest results from the San Francisco Department of Elections gave Boudin a lead of 8,465 votes.

Boudin, 39, became the latest candidate across the nation to win district attorney elections by pushing for sweeping reform over incarceration. He said he wants to tackle racial bias in the criminal justice system, overhaul the bail system, protect immigrants from deportation and pursue accountability in police misconduct cases.

Boudin entered the race as an underdog and captured voters’ attention with his extraordinary life story: He was 14 months old when his parents, who were members of the far-left Weather Underground, dropped him off with a babysitter and took part in an armored car robbery in upstate New York that left two police officers and a security guard dead.

He was raised in Chicago by Weather Underground leaders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn before studying law at Yale University. He later won a Rhodes Scholarship and worked as a translator for Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez before coming to San Francisco.”

Read the whole story here.

Some of Chesa’s issues as described on his DA campaign web site:

Stand up to Trump Immigration: The Trump administration has waged a savage and xenophobic war on immigrants, tearing families apart, undermining trust in law enforcement, and exposing hundreds of thousands of people to brutal and inhumane conditions in immigrant detention facilities across the country, including right here in Northern California. Though San Francisco is a sanctuary city, many members of our community face a litany of threats here We must protect all members of our community from these attacks.

Reduce Gun Violence: As District Attorney, Chesa Boudin will take a multi-faceted approach to reducing the gun violence that continues to plague San Francisco’s black and brown communities. Specifically, Boudin will combine rigorous enforcement of existing gun laws with community partnerships, and gun buy backs to address gun violence from a public health perspective, and to prevent gun violence before it happens.

Eliminate Money Bail: As District Attorney, he vows never to ask for money bail that is tantamount to detention and will only ever seek detention of those defendants who present a serious risk of flight or danger to the community, and for whom there are no less restrictive alternatives.

Read his more at his web site here.

If you truly believe that Chesa is going to bring about any substantive change to the streets of San Francisco, well good for you and your optimism. You obviously don’t know enough about this toxic, Soros-supported “radical spawn.”

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Another TDS-infected fool: Florida man arrested after spitting on man wearing MAGA hat

How do people who are SO triggered by a hat get through real life?

From Yahoo: A 43-year-old man was arrested after allegedly spitting on a 67-year-old man wearing a “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hat at a restaurant in Vero Beach, Florida, on October 25, local media and police said.

Surveillance footage released by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office shows Robert Youngblood, wearing a red MAGA hat, sitting with two other men at a bar in a Hurricane Grill & Wings restaurant. The footage shows a man walk past the group and hit the brim of Youngblood’s hat. Police said the footage then shows the same man lean over a railing, spit on Youngblood, and leave.

Before the man slapped Youngblood’s hat, he told him, “You should go back to Russia, you f—-ing communist,” according to a police report.

The report said Youngblood took down the license plate of the car the suspect left in, leading police to a Vero Beach address for Laura Torres. When police visited the address, they said they spoke with Torres and her husband, 43-year-old Matthias Ajple.

Torres said she told Ajple to tell Youngblood to “go back to Russia as a joke,” and then told police she did not see the altercation, according to the police report.

Ajple told police he “supports” law enforcement and said Donald Trump supporters are “communist and racist,” according to the report.

“I don’t even care that I’m going to jail, this is actually exciting, plus I have more time on this earth than he does anyway, he probably feels so good about himself,” Ajple is quoted as saying in the report.

Ajple was charged with battery and taken to the Indian River County Jail, according to police.

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Finally: Montgomery County, MD reverses some anti-ICE policies after women sexually attacked by illegal aliens

County Executive Marc Elrich

Well, it only took nine arrests of illegal aliens for the County Executive, Marc Elrich, to finally decide he needs to protect the women living in his community.

Sorry Marc but it’s too little, too late for the past sexual assault victims. I hope they sue the county.

From Fox News: A controversial sanctuary policy barring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from accessing Montgomery County jails in Maryland has been partially rolled back following the arrests of several illegal aliens all charged with rape or sexual abuse in a new bid that will force cooperation between county law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich reversed portions of “the Promoting Community Trust Executive Order,” which he just signed in July, and will now allow ICE agents access to certain areas of the county jail in order to apprehend illegal aliens, according to reports by ABC7 News.

A county spokesperson confirmed to the local news outlet on Nov. 1 that correctional officers have been ordered to give ICE agents clearance to “identified areas” of the jail to “ensure that transfers are conducted in a safe environment.”

The move walks back an executive order which barred county police from asking individuals about their immigration status and largely prohibited local law enforcement from cooperating with ICE agents, as Elrich reasserted the blue region’s stance as a sanctuary city that strongly opposes the Trump administration’s hardline policies against illegal immigrants. The policy also banned ICE agents from entering any non-public county facilities.

Only a month after Elrich signed the order, at least nine illegal immigrants were charged with rape and sexual assault between August and September, causing the county executive’s office to reevaluate the policy and concede that it had received “numerous phone calls, as well as emails” in light of the arrests.

Read the whole story here.

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Greta Thunberg stranded in the US after climate summit moved

LOL.

From Yahoo: Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has been left stranded in the US following the relocation of the COP25 Climate Change Conference from Santiago, Chile, due to political unrest.

The Swede – who sailed from Plymouth to New York in August en route to the UN Climate Action Summit, a perilous but carbon-neutral journey undertaken on a solar-powered racing yacht – is now appealing on social media for a ride back across the Atlantic to mainland Europe, the summit having since been moved to Madrid, Spain, to avoid the violent demonstrations currently ongoing in South America.

“As #COP25 has officially been moved from Santiago to Madrid I’ll need some help,” Ms. Thunberg tweeted from Los Angeles. “It turns out I’ve traveled half around the world, the wrong way:) Now I need to find a way to cross the Atlantic in November… If anyone could help me find transport I would be so grateful.”

Prior to her address at the UN on 23 September – where she berated world leaders for their collective failure to address the effects of global warming – Ms. Thunberg met Barack Obama, appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and gave some equally forthright testimony to Congress, imploring senators to “listen to the scientists” when it comes to drawing up green legislation.

She has since crossed the Midwest by train and in an electric car borrowed from actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This week, she met another Hollywood star with environmental credentials, Leonardo DiCaprio, who hailed her as “a leader of our time”, addressed another climate rally in Los Angeles and appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she repeated her contention that meeting with US president Donald Trump would be “a waste of time”.

“I don’t understand why I would do that. I don’t see what I could tell him that he hasn’t already heard. And I just think it would be a waste of time, really,” she told the host, five weeks after Mr. President Trump sneered at her UN speech and a photo of her glowering at him from the sidelines went viral.

Another Hollywood legend and fellow activist, Jane Fonda, has meanwhile expressed concern for the teen’s welfare, given the intense media scrutiny she remains under. Ms. Thunberg herself credits her diagnosis with Asperger’s syndrome for helping to shield her from the pressure and has rubbished suggestions her popularity is being exploited.

“I worry about her, yes, I do. I have not met her, I hope one day to meet her,” Ms. Fonda told the BBC. “She calls her Asperger’s her superpower, and I think that she’s right. She understands that if she’s attacked it’s because she’s making a difference, and that scares people.”

Greta Thunberg herself said so explicitly in the wake of Mr. President Trump’s attack on her, denouncing grown adults who “choose to spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promoting science”, arguing they “must simply feel so threatened”.

DCG

PS: Apologies for all the bold text in the article. Blog was acting up on me last night and I couldn’t quite fix it…

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