Category Archives: Elections

Neo-con Bill Kristol finds Trump’s ‘America First’ vulgar and embarrassing

I’ve said before that neo-conservatives are warmongers.

Bill Kristol is a prominent neo-conservative. From Wikipedia:

“William ‘Bill’ Kristol (born December 23, 1952) is an American conservative political analyst and commentator. He is the founder and editor at large of the political magazine The Weekly Standard and a political commentator on several networks.”

kristol-betrayalBill Kristol has been hostile to Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy from the start. See:

In a tweet today, reacting to President Trump’s inaugural speech, Kristol‘s phony conservatism is unmasked. He says he is embarrassed by, and finds it “profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear an American President proclaim ‘America First’.”

Here’s his tweet:

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So Bill Kristol, the neo-conservative, is a warmonger and a globalist who thinks putting America’s interests first is vulgar, depressing, and embarrassing.

The question that then must be asked is:

In whose interests does he warmonger?

From Wikipedia:

“Kristol is associated with a number of prominent conservative think tanks . . . [and] serves on the board of the Emergency Committee for Israel . . . .

Kristol was born on December 23, 1952 in New York City, into a Jewish family. His father, Irving Kristol was an editor and publisher who served as the managing editor of Commentary magazine . . . and has been described as the “godfather of neoconservatism”

If you’re an American who loves America, why would you listen to this man or read his magazine The Weekly Standard?

~Eowyn

President Trump’s Inaugural Speech: ‘I will never let you down’

At a little past 12 noon today, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America.

Inauguration Of Donald Trump As 45th President Of The United States

As headlines on Drudge Report correctly observe:

  • Trump eviscerates Obama’s Washington
  • Trump’s speech focuses on “we” and leaves himself out almost entirely — unlike Obama’s “I, me, my” speeches.

Here is the text of President Trump’s inaugural speech (CNBC), followed by the video:

“Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power.

And we are grateful to President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition.

They have been magnificent.

Thank you.

Today’s ceremony, however, has a very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have bore the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes starting right here and right now, because this moment is your moment.

It belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.

This is your day.

This is your celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families and good jobs for themselves.

These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists.

Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation.

An education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.

And the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one nation, and their pain is our pain.

Their dreams are our dreams, and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home and one glorious destiny.

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.

For many decades we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military.

We’ve defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own. And we’ve spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world. But that is the past, and now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our product, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.

Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never ever let you down.

America will start winning again, winning like never before.

We will bring back our jobs.

We will bring back our borders.

We will bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dreams.

We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways all across our wonderful nation.

We will get our people off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.

We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example.

We will shine for everyone to follow.

We will re-enforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.

When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable. There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.

The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights and heal our divisions. It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.

We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms and we all salute the same great American flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator.

So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

Together we will make America strong again, we will make America wealthy again, we will make America proud again, we will make America safe again.

And, yes, together we will make America great again.

Thank you.

God bless you.

And God bless America.”

May God bless Donald Trump, and may America be worthy of this second chance God mercifully gave us.

~Eowyn

Pence says transition team returning 20 percent of budget

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Works for me.

From NY Post: Vice President-elect Mike Pence heralded inauguration eve as “a momentous day before a historic day” in a surprise appearance at a press briefing Thursday.

“Wrapping up this transition on schedule and under budget,” Pence bragged, claiming the transition team would return 20 percent of the taxpayer-funded budget to the federal government.

Pence claimed the transition had made great strides — and would be ready on “day one” to govern. He also noted that all cabinet officials have been named by President-elect Donald Trump to their positions. “We look forward to seeing you tomorrow. It’s going to be a very humbling and moving day,” he said.

Despite Pence’s brief opening remarks, the press conference — the transition team’s first on-camera briefing, save Trump’s own last week at Trump Tower — served mainly as a prep session for incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Spicer previewed Friday’s inaugural address, saying it will be “less of an agenda and more of a philosophical document” laying out Trump’s guiding view. He also announced 50 Obama appointees have been asked to stay on and serve in the Trump administration.

Spicer blasted Senate Democrats, particularly Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), for holding up cabinet appointees on Capitol Hill.

Spicer also defended Trump’s Wednesday night visit to his own Washington hotel, where he stopped by briefly for dinner. “He’s going to his own hotel? I think that’s pretty smart,” said Spicer, who was asked about Trump’s business interests colliding with his coming governmental duties. “It’s a stunning hotel. I encourage you to go there if you haven’t been,” he said.

DCG

Seattle’s ‘X Party’ candidate would give voters total access

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Ryan Asbert

I would not be surprised if Ryan became the next face of Seattle politics.

From MyNorthwest.com: There’s a new political party in Seattle. It’s not Socialist. It’s not Democratic, or Republican. In fact, it’s you. It’s the X Party.

The X Party is essentially Seattle voters at large. The idea is that an application will be available to all Seattle voters who will log in and make their voice heard on any legislation. The elected official will vote as the people demand.

That elected official, in this case, will be Ryan Asbert. He announced his intention to run for Seattle’s 8th District on Reddit recently. “I am going to build a web application that anybody in Seattle can log into and use to vote on any upcoming legislation,” Asbert told KIRO Radio’s Jason and Burns Show. “I’ll basically be digitizing my seat, putting it up on the web and letting the citizens partake in the process.”

“Beyond that, we got a number of additional features we plan to drop on top of that,” he added. “The ability to propose legislation, discuss legislation, even post video analysis.”

The 8th District seat is currently occupied by Tim Burgess who will not be running for re-election. It is a citywide seat, representing all Seattleites. It’s why Asbert wanted to run the X Party for the seat, instead of limiting it to one region in the city.

There is a sub reddit page for the party and a website for The X Party.

The X Party

In current democracy, a resident could ideally contact their elected official and make their voice heard. But with the X Party, Asbert wants to take things to the next level, adding extra transparency. “The idea is that everything needs to be as transparent as possible,” Asbert said. “So everything we have access to, you have access to.”

Asbert notes that there are similar apps out there, such as Capitol Bells. But those are merely recommendations. His software system and candidacy will only work on the premise that he votes as the majority of Seattleites instruct.

Part of the digital democracy system Asbert has in mind is a board that monitors the software system. That executive board of the party will be elected, as well, by users.

And in the end, what most Seattle voters say yea or nay to, that’s the way Asbert will go. “It’s not my job to impose my beliefs on my constituency,” he said.

But there are some issues that will have to be worked out, Asbert notes. “There are some blind spots,” he said. “For instance, there has been some concern about some vote brigading. What if all of a sudden a bunch of people sign up and pass a bill to build a Death Star?”

The solution for Asbert as an elected official will, therefore, be to educate the public. Such as Youtube videos explaining the full extent of issues and legislation, and interaction via the app.

The next round of council elections will be next November.

DCG

DONALD TRUMP IS INAUGURATED 45TH PRESIDENT OF USA

Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America!!!

Today, at 12 noon Eastern, Donald Trump was inaugurated as America’s 45th President.

Here’s the schedule of events (Eastern Time):

  • 8:30 a.m.: Trump, Pence, their Cabinet nominees and their families and friends attend a church service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, known as “the church of the presidents” because every president since James Madison has attended services there.
  • 9:30 a.m.: Trump, Pence and their families attend a tea hosted by Barry and Mooch on the South Portico of the White House.
  • 10 a.m.: Obama and Joe Biden escort their successors to the Capitol for the inauguration.
  • 11 a.m.: The inauguration program begins.
  • 12 noon: Pence sworn in as vice president, followed by Trump’s oath of office as president. Trump delivers his inaugural address.
  • 1 p.m.: Trump, Pence and their wives attend a Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee luncheon at the Capitol.
  • 2:30 p.m.: Trump and Pence attend a military review at the east front of the Capitol, and then parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.
  • 3 p.m.: Trump and Pence attend the inaugural parade in stands just outside of the White House. Afterward, Trump begins his work as POTUS in the White House, where he is expected to sign some executive orders.
  • 7 p.m.: Trump, Pence and their wives attend the Liberty and Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Center, followed by the Military Ball at the National Building Museum.

trump-inauguration-day-tweetC-SPAN live coverage of Inauguration here.

Godspeed, President Trump.

Please pray for his safety.

Please pray for a peaceful inauguration.

Please pray for America.

~Eowyn

Hundreds in ‘queer dance party’ outside VP-elect Pence’s home

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Anna Giaritelli reports for Washington Examiner that last night (Jan. 18), several hundreds of LGBTs gathered outside Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s temporary house in Chevy Chase, Md., for what they call a “Queer Dance Party”.

The Secret Service did manage to keep the hundreds of people at a distance from Pence’s house.

The party’s organizers are Groups WERK for Peace and DisruptJ20.

Firas Nasr, founder of Groups WERK for Peace, said the dance party’s purpose was to say “homophobia and transphobia is wrong and should be resisted” — referring to Pence having said his Christian beliefs mandate his nonsupport for LGBT issues.

Pence and his family will be moved into the Vice President’s residence later this week.

Here are some screenshots I took from Twitter videos of the queer dance party:

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This kind of mob event in a public place requires a city permit.

Did the party organizers obtain a permit from the city of Chevy Chase? If a permit was granted, what is the rationale? And if the dance party did not have a permit, why didn’t the police disperse the crowd but, instead, allowed the hundreds of freaks to harass Pence and his family?

~Eowyn

Former Trump adviser Roger Stone survives assassination attempt

Two days ago, on the Alex Jones Show of January 17, 2017, former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone revealed an assassination attempt had been made on him via a lethal poison.

Stone told radio host Alex Jones he’s usually very healthy, but became violently ill several weeks ago:

“I am generally a healthy person. I have been a runner and a weight lifter. I am very careful in my diet. I’m a user of the Infowars supplements. I have been treated with acupuncture by perhaps the greatest acupuncturist in the state of Florida if not the United States.”

Stone said his symptoms presented themselves first as a “routine stomach virus,” but that he eventually grew “exceedingly ill”:

“So I ultimately went to the doctors at Mt. Sinai hospital in Miami Beach, my own personal physician. They conducted extensive blood tests. Those blood tests were passed on to CDC.

The general consensus is that I was poisoned. I was poisoned with, they now say, a substance that may have been polonium or had the characteristics of polonium. This made me exceedingly ill. The conjecture of all the doctors was that I did not receive a large enough dose to kill me, but I have never been this ill.”

Polonium-210 is a radioactive substance that releases extremely harmful alpha particles throughout the body, producing cancer-causing free radicals. It has been used in numerous high profile assassinations, including that of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, and was suspected in the death of former PLO leader Yassar Arafat.

As to who is responsible for the attempted assassination, Stone speculates:

“Who would want to do this to me? I am an enemy of the deep state. I think people know that I was an insider in American politics — I was close to power in nine presidential elections. Everything Glenn Greenwald says [about the ‘deep state’] is true [referring to a recent The Intercept article on how the intelligence community is attempting to stifle Trump.]

The Republican/Democrat Bush Clinton deep state has manufactured this Russia fraud. They have compounded it by pushing a clearly fabricated document. Perhaps the fact that I’m effective on behalf of my beliefs has something to do with it.”

The same day as his appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Stone sent out this tweet:

Yes, I believe I was poisoned to stop me from exposing the ‘Russian Hacking’ LIE b4 the Congressional Investigation @StoneColdTruth

~Eowyn