52-47, despite Demonrat opposition.
And now . . .
Let loose the dogs of war
52-47, despite Demonrat opposition.
And now . . .
Let loose the dogs of war
From Fox News: New York governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday said he was requiring health insurance companies to cover medically necessary abortions and most forms of contraception at no cost to women, a move that further protects and safeguards coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act.
The state department of financial services is mandating that health insurers in New York provide for at least one form of FDA-approved contraception exceeding a month’s supply at a time. And women must be provided medically necessary abortions without co-pays or deductibles.
President Donald Trump and Republican members of Congress have said they will repeal the health care act as soon as possible, and that is why New York must act fast to ensure women’s access to coverage and care, Cuomo said.
“These regulatory actions will help ensure that whatever happens at the federal level, women in our state will have cost-free access to reproductive health care and we hope these actions serve as a model for equality across the nation,” Cuomo said. “Women deserve to make a fair wage and the same salary as any man, they deserve to work in an office free of sexual harassment, they deserve comprehensive paid family leave, and they deserve control over their health and reproductive decisions.”
The regulations go a step further to ensure insurance companies can’t skirt laws in any way to deny coverage. Insurance companies would face steep fines if found to be violating the mandate.
About 2 weeks before Donald Trump’s inauguration as America’s 45th President, D.C. police found two caches of weapons near the Boathouse at Fletcher’s Cove on the Potomac River in northwest D.C.
The Boathouse’s address is 4940 Canal Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007.
Below is a screenshot I took from Google Maps showing how close the Boathouse is from the Capitol Building (6.5 miles), before which Trump will be sworn in as POTUS.
Megan Cloherty reports for WTop that on Jan. 4, 2017, the discovery of a violin case containing two guns led police to uncover a cache of even more guns and ammunition along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal near the Boathouse at Fletcher’s Cove in Northwest D.C.
A woman walking along the canal that morning saw some debris surrounding a violin case along the stone wall that lines the road, according to park police. When she opened the case, she found two guns inside, and she brought it to authorities near Fletcher’s boathouse.
About a quarter-mile north of that location, U.S. Park Police and D.C. police found a second site with multiple weapons and ammunition surrounded by trash and other debris.
Park Police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Rose said there were a variety of weapons in buckets and bags, including long guns and pistols, but she didn’t believe any of them were loaded. “There’s no indication as to why these weapons were here, when they came to be here or the circumstances surrounding it — that part’s all under investigation,” Rose said.
Meanwhile, the Left are planning to shut down the inaugural parade and harass people attending the inauguration. One of the groups is #Disrupt20.
Here’s what a member of Disrupt J20 looks like — a transvestite with nose ring:
Jim Hoft reports for Gateway Pundit, Jan. 14, 2017, that conservative Aussie Trevor Loudon captured on audio a protester, as people cheered in the background, announcing plans to shut down the Inauguration and to “crash” the pro-Trump “Deploraball” on Jan. 19.
Disrupt J20 published a list of the names of Deploraball’s attendees, along with their photos, and calls them “Russia spies”. Some of those named are Joe Biggs, Mike Cernovich, Cassandra Fairbanks, Jim Hoft, Scott Isbell, Stephen Limbaugh, Gavin McInnes, Bill Mitchell, Jack Posobiec, Lauren Southern, Roger Stone, and Lucian Wintrich.
Below is a video of Disrupt J20.
The discovery of the two caches of weapons so near where Trump will be inaugurated puts a sinister cast on the report that increasing numbers of Democrat lawmakers plan to boycott and skip the inauguration ceremony.
According to the WSJ, at least 20 lawmakers, all Democratic members of the House, have said they wouldn’t attend. The reasons given include Trump’s alleged lewd comments about women and remarks about illegal immigrants.
“I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president. I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.”
Lewis managed to avoid noting that none other than Director of National Intelligence James Clapper recently stated there’s no evidence that Russian hackers had changed vote tallies or interfered with voting systems in the 2016 presidential election.
Unlike eunuch-like Republicans who never stand up to Democrats, Trump responded to Lewis’ egregious insult with three tweets:
Imagine the nerve of that Trump actually refusing to take Democrat abuse!
Imagine the nerve of that Trump, daring to criticize a BLACK politician!
With faux outrage, Rep. Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) said in a statement Saturday:
“For me, the personal decision not to attend [the] inauguration is quite simple: Do I stand with Donald Trump, or do I stand with John Lewis? I am standing with John Lewis.”
Lieu also cited Trump’s comments on other matters, calling them “un-American”.
Traditionally, inaugural events are attended by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle. In fact, a bipartisan committee known as the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies is responsible for the swearing-in ceremonies and a luncheon at the U.S. Capitol. By boycotting the 45th Presidential Inauguration, it’s Lewis, Lieu, and other Demonrats who are “un-American”.
Other un-American Democrats who say they’re boycotting the Inauguration are:
If it turns out anti-Trump protesters wield weapons and disrupt the Inauguration with violence, then it is not unreasonable for us to suspect the above Democrats had foreknowledge and so stayed away.
Yesterday, Trump nominee Rex Tillerson was at a Senate confirmation hearing on his candidacy for U.S. secretary of state.
During a break, a reporter for the Washington Post — that formerly credible newspaper that’s become a piece of garbage specializing in gross partisanship, malicious accusations and fake news — sneakily took photos of Tillerson’s personal notes.
Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit says:
“The Washington Post says the reporter is not Doris Truong their homepage editor.
It is not clear at this point who the reporter was but she was friendly with the men in the video.“
Washington Post lied.
Here’s a pic I found when I Google-searched for images of Doris Truong. It’s a pic of her with Sarah Blazucki at the 2015 annual Dateline:DC event of the Association of LGBTQ Journalists on November 19, 2015, in Washington, DC. (Blazucki is the VP of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.)
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of LGBTQ Doris Truong and the sneaky WaPo reporter who took pics of Tillerson’s notes. Note that the pic of LGBTQ Truong was taken more than two years ago in 2015, and she had makeup on.
It’s the same woman. The probability that Washington Post has on its staff two pudgy, Asian-American, female reporters with similarly-styled long hair and a bulge on the forehead, is so infinitesimally small as to approach zero.
A look at Truong’s Twitter feed shows she’s an anti-Trump leftist who makes no pretense at being an objective journalist.
H/t FOTM‘s Glenn47 and Big Lug
Obama is going out with a determination to inflict as much possible terror on America as possible.
From Daily Mail: President Obama is planning to transfer at least 22 additional Guantanamo Bay detainees out of the military detention center before he leaves office later this month, DailyMail.com has learned.
The group being released will be drawn from those held at Guantanamo – who include an accused senior al Qaeda bomb-maker, the terror group’s top financial manager, and two intended 9/11 hijackers, who have all been held in the Cuba-based U.S. detention facility for more than a decade. According to a military source briefed on the process, 22 detainees are being prepared for transfer out of the camp, also known as Gitmo, before January 20.
Although the White House has not specified which inmates will be transferred out – or which foreign countries have agreed to accept them – it has indicated that this will be a priority for Obama in his final days in office. ‘I can’t speak to any individual notifications that have been made to Congress or give you a specific preview about upcoming transfers,’ said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. ‘I think I would expect at this point additional transfers to be announced before January 20th.’
Obama will likely focus on moving the 23 detainees who have been ‘cleared for transfer’ – a group that includes the alleged head of al Qaeda’s bomb-manufacturing operation in eastern Afghanistan, the head of al Qaeda’s Tunisian faction in Afghanistan, and senior weapons trainers.
Those held in Guantanamo in recent years have been dubbed ‘the worst of the worst’ by military and intelligence officials. But the move would come close to fulfilling Obama’s campaign promise from nearly a decade ago to close the U.S. military detention center located at the base in Cuba.
But it is vehemently opposed by Republicans and the incoming Trump administration. The president-elect has already warned against any transfers at all, meaning the 22 planned moves will be another source of tension in the transition.
Fifty-nine enemy combatants in total still remain at Guantanamo, including terror ‘mastermind’ Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, two of the ’20th hijackers’ for the 9/11 attacks, and the strategists behind the USS Cole bombing of 2000. The group includes al Qaeda henchmen from around the world who are trained in lethal military tactics – ranging from sniper assassins and rocket-propelled grenade operators, to explosives and chemical weapons experts.
The Guantanamo Bay detention center has come under significant criticism due to the indefinite detention of some prisoners, many of whom are held without official charges. Obama has promised since his 2008 campaign to shut down the prison. Although US military officials have issued reports explaining the reasons for continued detentions, many of the accusations are based on claims from other captives or from intelligence that cannot be verified in court.
Supporters of the prison say it is necessary to keep it open due to the national security threat posed by the detainees and the difficulty of compiling a traditional legal case against battlefield terrorists.
President-elect Trump pushed back on Obama’s plan to release additional detainees this week, calling it ‘dangerous.’
‘There should be no further releases from Gitmo,’ wrote Trump on Twitter this week. ‘These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield.’
Read the rest of the story here.