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Trump’s Gettysburg Address: what he will do in first 100 days

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Donald Trump chose Gettysburg, PA — a site full of historic and political meaning to Americans who actually know about this country’s history — to deliver arguably his most important speech in his quest for the presidency.

In his speech, Trump outlined an 8-point plan for his first 100 days in office should he be elected President 15 days from now, on November 8.

In a follow-up email this morning, Trump summarized his speech as follows:

As soon as I enter the White House on January 20, 2017, I will begin implementing my 8-Point Plan for the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration, and here’s what we’ll do:

  1. On Day One, we will roll out our plan to BUILD THE WALL, send criminal illegal immigrants home, and finally end the open borders nightmare.
  2. Begin renegotiating ALL unfair trade deals like NAFTA which have undercut American employment and exported our prosperity.
  3. CANCEL all executive orders, bureaucratic rules, and crippling regulations that send American jobs overseas.
  4. Work with Congress to REPEAL and replace the disastrous ObamaCare legislation that is ruining American healthcare.
  5. Lift the radical Obama regulations on America’s energy industry to END our dependence on foreign sources and create new jobs here at home.
  6. Propose, pass, and sign into law a massive TAX CUT for all working Americans and unleash the jobs-creating power of our small businesses.
  7. NOMINATE Supreme Court Justices who will uphold the Founders’ Constitution and not legislate the liberal agenda from the bench, and…
  8. IMPOSE strict new ethics rules to restore the integrity of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Accurately accusing the corporate media of “trying desperately to suppress my vote and the voice of the American people,” Trump also promised he will stop the MSM from abusing their power, beginning with thwarting the merger of AT&T and Time Warner — a media empire that already owns CNN and HBO. On Saturday, AT&T Inc. officially announced its purchase of Time Warner Inc.

Trump also said that if he were President, he would not have approved the acquisition of NBC Universal by Comcast Corp in 2013 because by concentrating even more power in media giants who control news and information, such mergers “destroy democracy” and “poison the mind of the American voter.”

Hillary Clinton will do none of that because, like Wall Street, the news media are big donors to Hillary’s corrupt Clinton Foundation.

Here’s Trump’s Gettysburg speech:

Don’t believe that the corporate media are biased toward Trump? See:

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H/t Will Shanley


Head of Democratic Party Donna Brazile: no Obama economic recovery, people are in despair

Yesterday, I received a rare phone call from my brother. He just needed to commiserate with the only person he knows who isn’t liberal and who shares his political views about the upcoming presidential election.

He complained that his wife, their two adult sons, and his friends all support Hillary Clinton and think Obama is great.

I said, “Have you asked them why they like Obama?”

He answered, “They say the economy is great! Unemployment is low, interest rates are low, the economy recovered from the recession.” He also said that his wife thinks Donald Trump is “crazy”.

Not surprisingly, they get their news from the MSM and don’t pay attention to the Alternative Media. God help us from intentionally low-information voters, otherwise called useful idiots.

So this post is for my brother. Perhaps he can email this to his sons, wife, and friends. (Probably not. This is the same brother who was silent in 2008 when one of his friends, whom I don’t know, accused me of being “evil” and a “racist”. My brother had forwarded an email from me, without my consent, of a photo of Obama carrying Fareed Zakaria’s then-recently published book, The Post-American World. My brother then very helpfully forwarded his friend’s email to me, in which his friend called me an “evil racist”.)


Donna Brazile, a longtime Democrat apparatchik who, in July 2016, replaced Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as Chair of the Democratic Party Committee, sent an email to John Podesta, Chair of Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign committee, in which Brazile said:

“I think people are more in despair about how things are – yes new jobs but they are low wage jobs… HOUSING is a huge issue. Most people pay half of what they make to rent…”

Here’s a screenshot of Brazile’s email from WikiLeaks:


What Brazile wrote in her email is confirmed by a recent Harvard University Business School study, “Problems Unsolved & A Nation Divided: The State of U.S. Competitiveness 2016,” which found that the Obama economic recovery is a myth. As the 72-page report’s title suggests, not only has the economy not recovered from the 2008 recession, it has continued to deteriorate.

In the words of the report’s authors Michael E. Porter, et al.:

“America retains and enjoys many strengths. However, various economic indicators show that the U.S. economy has failed to deliver strong growth and shared prosperity for nearly two decades. These structural issues pre-date the Great Recession and are compounded by political paralysis. […]

While a slow recovery is underway, fundamentally weak U.S. economic performance continues and is leaving many Americans behind. The federal government has made no meaningful progress on the critical policy steps to restore U.S. competitiveness in the last decade or more. […]

U.S. competitiveness has been eroding since well
before the Great Recession. America’s economic
challenges are structural, not cyclical. The weak
recovery reflects the erosion of competitiveness, as
well as the inability to take the steps necessary to
address growing U.S. weaknesses.

Our failure to make progress reflects an unrealistic and ineffective national discourse on the reality of the challenges facing the U.S. economy and the steps needed to restore shared prosperity. Business has too often failed to play its part in recent decades, and a flawed U.S. political system has led to an absence of progress in government, especially in Washington.”

You can read the report here.

For those who prefer charts instead of words, the following charts from the Harvard study — on labor force participation, job creation, news business formation, productivity, household income, entitlements vs. investments — all show a continuing decline under the Obama presidency, except for the gap between entitlements and investment, which has widened.

us-economic-performance-chartsSource: ZeroHedge

Donald Trump is right in his concluding remarks at the third presidential debate last Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, on why the American people should elect him as president:

“When I started this campaign, I started it very strongly. It’s called ‘Make America Great Again’. We’re going to make America again.

We have a depleted military, it has to be helped, it has to be fixed. We have the greatest people on earth in our military. We don’t take care of our veterans. We take care of illegal immigrants — people that come into the country illegally — better than we take care of our vets. That can’t happen. Our policemen and women are disrespected. We need law and order, but we need justice too. Our inner cities are a disaster: you get shot walking to the store; they have no education, they have no jobs.

I will do more for African Americans and Latinos than she can ever do in ten lifetimes. All she’s done is talk — to the African Americans and to the Latinos. But they get the vote and then they come back, they say ‘we’ll see you in four years.’

We are going to make America strong again. We are going to make America great again, and it has to start now. We cannot take four more years of Barack Obama, and [pointing to Hillary] that’s what you get when you get her.

Donald Trump is not perfect or a saint; he is his own worst enemy. But if you’re sick of what’s happened to this country for the last 8 or more years, if you are no better, or even worse, since Obama became president in 2009, then voting for Hillary Clinton is the stupidest thing you can ever do.


Listen to what she says: Hillary Clinton has no new ideas. If you elect her, you’ll get not only four more years of Obama, America will be saddled with a predominately left-wing Supreme Court who will set this country’s course for generations to come.



WA Attorney General: Racist for landlords not to rent to felons

I’m so glad I sold my rental property in Washington state last year.


From A recent court filing indicates that the Washington State Attorney General’s Office believes that denying a prospective tenant with a felony conviction is racially discriminatory.

A member of the Attorney General’s Civil Rights Unit served a Consent Decree on Dobler Management Company, a property management firm in Tacoma, after conducting a simulated test on whether the landlord was illegally discriminating against potential tenants.

According to the briefing sent to KTTH’s Todd Herman, in May, the state asked a tester to follow up on a rental property advertisement on Craigslist, which said the apartment complex would automatically deny renters with a felony record. The state’s tester confirmed that the unit was still available and asked if he could apply for the unit despite having a felony conviction. The leasing consultant responded via email that a “felony would be an automatic denial.”

“In denying the tester, the leasing consultant did not consider when the conviction occurred, what the underlying conduct entailed or what the tester had done since the conviction,” the state wrote in a consent decree filed in Pierce County Superior Court.

The state explains that there is a discriminatory link between criminal history and restriction of housing:

“In Washington, racial disparities exist in the criminal justice system. African Americans are arrested, convicted, and incarcerated at higher rates than non-African Americans. As a result, criminal history restrictions on housing justified by a legitimate nondiscriminatory interest and is tailored … a housing provider’s blanket policy prohibiting tenants based on criminal history discriminates based on race or color.”

Herman says that this explanation is based on a new theory called Disparate Impact, which was recently enshrined into law by the Supreme Court. He says that this leads to the assumption that if there are unequal outcomes between races, that tacit racism exists, even without any intent.

say what

The AG’s decree comes on the heels of the Seattle City Council’s renter protection ordinance in August that made it so landlords can no longer choose which tenants they believe will be best. Seattle landlords instead have to choose the first applicant who qualifies. The goal is to prohibit discrimination against people with different forms of payment, such as vouchers and subsidies.

In the case of the State of Washington’s vs. the Pierce County property owner, the AG’s office seeks financial penalties and wants to force property owners into sensitivity training on the issue.

The attorney’s office representing the management company told Herman that there was “absolutely no engagement or outreach” by the AG or any housing regulator on this “novel” theory of liability, adding that the AG Ferguson’s office “began actively and aggressively ‘shopping’ for apartments under the guise that they had felony convictions.”

The defense says that the amended Washington RCW directs that a background check, including a prospective tenant’s “criminal history” is authorized.

Herman likened Ferguson’s standard as a form of blackmail. He says the logic is backward: “You can’t ban felons because there are more African-Americans who are felons. Therefore, if you don’t want felons living in your building, you are a stone-cold racist.”

Herman says the AG is using a “web of dictates” rather than looking to change the standards and deal with the real issues: Getting families back together, increasing graduation rates, etc.

“Is there any concern here in this state at all about why — Why more African-Americans are arrested and charged?” Herman asked. “Or is this the way we’re going to solve the problem, by not letting landlords screen out felons? Which one will solve the problem?”


GOP stabs Trump in back: Ryan advisor leaked ‘p*ssy’ tape; voter registration drives sabotaged

Last Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, someone leaked a tape to the Washington Post of a supposedly private conversation from 11 years ago between Donald Trump and Access Hollywood‘s anchor, Billy Bush, a nephew of former president George H.W. Bush.

See “BETRAYAL: Republican former Pres. George H.W. Bush will vote for Hillary Clinton

In that supposedly private conversation, Trump made lewd “locker-room” guy talk with words like “pussy,” about his failed attempt to bed a married woman. At the time of the conversation, Trump had been married to Melania for only 3 months.

Well, it turns out that the audio had been edited to give the impression that Trump was being adulterous in his attempt to seduce the woman. Edited out of the audio was Trump saying that the incident with the married woman had taken place when he was a single man.

Even worse than the artful and malicious editing is the source of the leak.

Liberty University president Jerry Falwell, Jr. was the first to suggest that GOP elites may have leaked the tape to Washington Post. Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit confirmed that GOP elites indeed had leaked the damaging “pussy audio”:

“I spoke with a reporter tonight who believes the reports are true. It was GOP elites who released the audio to the Washington Post.”


Independent journalist Mike Cernovich identified the source of the leak as Daniel “Dan” Samuel Senor, a close advisor to House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Wikipedia describes Dan Senor, 44, as:

“an American columnist, writer, and political adviser. He was chief spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and senior foreign policy adviser to U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the 2012 election campaign. A frequent commentator on Fox News and contributor to The Wall Street Journal, he is co-author of the book Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle (2009).”

Henry Makow describes Dan Senor’s career as:

“a textbook example of how to succeed by serving the Illuminati bankers’ Zionist Division which includes Israel, the US and Western Europe. […] Caught the eye of Neo Con boss William Kristol who famously said the Iraq war was conceived by 25 Jewish intellectuals in Washington.

Worked for the Carlyle Group , the tenth biggest defense contractor in the world, which specializes in starting the wars that may require its products. It hires retired politicians like GHW Bush who are able to get funding for weapons even if the Pentagon doesn’t want them.”

Guess to whom Senor is married?

Journalist Campbell Brown, 48, a former CNN host and NBC anchorwoman who now writes op/eds for publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast and Slate. In 2014, Bill Kristol, the anti-Trump editor of the supposedly conservative Weekly Standard, proposed that Brown run for Democratic New York senator Charles Schumer’s Senate seat.


Here’s Campbell Brown admitting that her husband, Dan Senor, had leaked the “pussy tape”. She actually calls Senor’s betrayal “fun”:

campbell-brown-tweet-admits-dan-senor-leaked-pussy-tapeWiki identifies the “religion” of both Dan Senor and Campbell Brown as “Judaism”.

See “Jewish Anti-Defamation League says Trump’s ‘America First’ is anti-Semitic

The GOP’s sabotage of Trump’s campaign isn’t confined to leaking the “p*ssy tape”. According to Mike Cernovich:

Donald Trump’s get out the vote efforts have been sabotaged at every level by the GOP, sources report exclusively to this reporter. Some of the sabotage is obvious and clear, and others is more subtle. Their motivations for sabotage vary from personal and professional jealousy to financial.

Cernovich describes two ways in which the GOP is sabotaging Trump’s voter registration drives:

  1. Bait-and-switch: Cernovich says that Trump volunteers have told him that when they went to their local GOP office to get out the vote, they were told to campaign for other GOP candidates. When the volunteers say they wanted to campaign for Trump, they were told to leave.
  2. The big ignore: Other Trump volunteers said they’d show up to GOP offices only to find the doors had been locked. Their calls would go unreturned. All of which made it impossible to volunteer to get out the vote for Donald Trump.

Journalist Mike Tracey said that the GOP headquarters in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania was closed on a Sunday – a huge day for voter registration efforts. A concerned GOP operative warned that “Trump will not win PA unless drastic change is made.

In Florida, voter registration data show that Democrats are walloping Republicans. The Florida Democratic Party has submitted about 488,000 voter-registration forms it has collected for this election, while Republicans have submitted only about 60,000.

According to Cernovich, the GOP was sabotaging Trump’s efforts even well before the leak of the infamous “p*ssy tape”:

The GOP’s plan was to lose Pennsylvania, Florida, and Ohio. Then the “hit mic” video gave them an excuse to make their sabotage public. The “hot mic” video had no effect on voter sentiment, but it did give the saboteurs an excuse to publicly renounce Trump. Local offices were shut down, and Senators and Congressmen and other Republicans were told that endorsing Trump would lead to funding being cut off.

The GOP is committing suicide.

polls_GOP_Suicide_4337_123568_poll_xlargeAlready, according to Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson, her phone is inundated with text messages from all over the country of people voting for Trump but not necessarily voting for other Republicans who are up for election/reelection.


By sabotaging Trump, Paul Ryan, a Catholic who claims to be pro-life, and other GOP elites not only are ensuring that Hillary Clinton  — who is not just pro-abortion, but favors late-term abortion — is elected to the White House, they are signing the death sentence of their party.

I say: “Good riddance”.

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H/t FOTM‘s DCG and TPR


It’s war.

Paul Ryan says he’s not campaigning for Trump. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) tweets:

“Paul Ryan should spend more time on balancing the budget, jobs and illegal immigration and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee” –10:22 AM – 10 Oct 2016

“Despite winning the second debate in a landslide (every poll), it is hard to do well when Paul Ryan and others give zero support!” –5:16 AM – 11 Oct 2016

“Our very weak and ineffective leader, Paul Ryan, had a bad conference call where his members went wild at his disloyalty.” –6:05 AM – 11 Oct 2016

“It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to.” –7:00 AM – 11 Oct 2016

The GOP is sending out a mass email to poll Republicans on whether they’ll vote for Trump and for other Republican candidates next month.

Go here to take the poll and let the GOP know what you think of them.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Kaepernick protests: ‘I think it’s dumb and disrespectful’


From CNN: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, never shy to weigh in on the controversies of the day, said she thinks “it’s really dumb” for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others to refuse to stand for the national anthem. But the 83-year-old justice said she “wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it.”

Ginsburg made the comments to Yahoo’s Katie Couric while promoting her book “My Own Words.”

In the interview, Ginsburg steers clear from criticizing presidential candidate Donald Trump but calls the rhetoric from the election cycle “distressing.” She updates her health status, her thoughts on Hillary Clinton and Merrick Garland’s nomination and admits, to an amazed Couric, that she’s never even seen the famous parody of her on “Saturday Night Live.”

Of Kaepernick and others she says, she thinks their actions are “dumb and disrespectful”. “I would have the same answer if you asked me about flag burning. I think it’s a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it. I would point out how ridiculous it seems to me to do such an act.

In 1989, before Ginsburg joined the court, the Supreme Court held that the conviction of a man named Gregory Lee Johnson for burning the flag was inconsistent with the First Amendment.

Of the athletes, Ginsburg said, “if they want to be stupid, there’s no law that should be preventive. If they want to be arrogant, there’s no law that prevents them from that. What I would do is strongly take issue with the point of view that they are expressing when they do that.”

Ginsburg’s words were similar to the comments that the late Justice Antonin Scalia made when he was asked about his vote in favor of Johnson in the flag burning case.

“If I were King,” Scalia told CNN’s Piers Morgan in 2012, “I would not allow people to go about burning the American flag. However, we have a First Amendment, which says that the right of free speech shall not be abridged.”



“I have said everything I’m going to say about the current election,” Ginsburg told Couric and refused to discuss her comments last summer when she said she regretted calling Trump a “faker” among other comments to journalists.

She laughed, though, when Couric brought up a tweet by Trump that said Ginsburg’s “mind is shot.” “I’m not on Twitter, and I think I would not have responded,” she said.

She also refused to to speak directly to whether one could ban an entire religious group from entering the country in case that question could come before the court. But she did speak in personal terms about signs she saw as a young girl in the roadside in New Jersey that said “No dogs or Jews allowed.”

“All I can say is I am sensitive to discrimination on any basis because I have experienced that upset,” she told Couric. She said she looked at the sign and said to herself, “I am a Jew, but I’m an American, and Americans are not supposed to say such things.”

Ginsburg said “I’m proud of the US as a country that welcomes all sorts of people.”

She called the rhetoric of the election “distressing” but said she was “hopeful it will go away.”


Clinton and Garland

Calling Garland “eminently qualified,” she reiterated her belief that the Senate should hold a vote but “it’s the Senate’s prerogative.” She added, however, that the court is “handicapped” without nine justices. Asked whether she said Clinton would re-nominate Garland, if she were to win the election, Ginsburg said, “your guess about what she would do is as good as mine.”

She also praised Clinton. “It’s very refreshing to see a woman with the knowledge that she has, with the poise and the command of language,” Ginsburg said.


During the interview, conducted before the start of the term last week, she said, “I’m still as excited about this new term about to start as I was in my first term here.” She said she “won’t be here forever,” but that at her age, she has to ask herself the question each year. “I can tell you this year, I’m fine, I’m OK … what will come next year, I don’t know.”

Ginsburg reminded Couric that she still can do 20 pushups and was dismissive when Couric asked if she performed so-called “girls pushups.”

“Oh no, no, no, the real ones,” Ginsburg responded. She was asked about the infamous “Saturday Night Live” skit, where comedian Kate McKinnon portrays her. She said she hadn’t seen it.  “What is this SNL?” she queried.


Still undecided? You only need this one reason to vote against Hillary Clinton

One reason in two words:

Supreme Court

the-hillary-supreme-courtL to r: Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, Barack Obama, Eric Holder, John Roberts, Bill Clinton, Anthony Kennedy, Elena Kagan, Loretta Lynch.

In contrast, Donald Trump has vowed his picks for the Supreme Court will be in the mold of the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. Except for Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Trump’s potential candidates for the Supreme Court whom he named in May and September are, in the words of a CBSNews report, “representatives from state Supreme Courts and judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals.”

In other words, Trump’s picks for the U.S. highest court are actually judges. Imagine that. /sarc

H/t maziel


We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 128th Caption Contest!

As usual, FOTM‘s writers duly voted, each for what he/she considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the clear winner of FOTM’s 128th Caption Contest, with three #1 votes and one #2 vote, totaling 14 points, is . . .

Snoopy danceMoFrappy!

Here’s the winning caption:

“Weekend at Bernies” Supreme Court Edition

“Weekend at Bernies” Supreme Court Edition

japoa and TNrick are in 2nd place, each with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points each. Here are their respective captions:

Living proof that life time appointments to the Supreme Court is a bad idea.

Justice Anthony Kennedy; “I hope her teeth don’t fall out”…

Lee Thomas is in 3rd place, with one #1 vote and 4 points. Here’s the caption:

One might conclude that Ruth has already moved to New ZZZ Land

Akita, Lola, and Wayne Johnson are in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their respective captions:

Forgot your Geritol, Granny Ginsberg?

It seems Justice Ginsburg has recused herself from staying awake.

Laugh-In all over again Ruth Buzzy Ginsburg!

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, MoFrappy!

Here’s your fancy-schmancy Award Certificate of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL

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For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here tomorrow for our next very exciting Caption Contest!

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