Category Archives: US Presidents

Gold Star Army widow releases video of President Trump’s condolence phone call

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) set off a media frenzy this week, claiming she had overheard President Trump make a heartless comment to the widow of slain U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, that the soldier “knew what he signed up for.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did not deny that the president made the comments when she was asked about them during an afternoon press briefing on Wednesday (Oct. 18), but said that his words were well-intentioned and “taken very far out of context.”

Yesterday (Oct. 19), an emotional White House Chief of Staff (retired Marine Corps) General John Kelly made an impromptu appearance at the White House press briefing. He described how the U.S. military treats, with great dignity, the bodies of  military members slain overseas, how the families of slain soldiers are informed, and that he was “stunned” and “broken hearted” by Congresswoman Wilson’s negative description of President Trump’s call to the widow of Sgt. Johnson.

General Kelly himself had lost a son, 29-year-old First Lieutenant Robert Kelly, in Afghanistan in 2010. He said that “typically,” it’s the company commander — as well as the Secretary of Defense and the President of the United States — who writes a letter of condolence to the family.

As for phone calls, while all presidents write letters, only “some presidents have elected to call,” and that “there’s no perfect way” to make that very difficult phone call.

Kelly said when President Trump asked him about making the phone call, his first recommendation was “not do it because it’s not the phone call that the family members are looking forward to.” Trump then asked Kelly what previous presidents had said to the families of slain soldiers. Kelly said:

“I said I could tell you that President Obama — who was my commander in chief when I was on active duty — did not call my family. That was not a criticism. That was just to simply say I don’t believe President Obama called. That’s not a negative thing. I don’t believe President Bush called in all cases. I don’t believe any president, particularly when the casualty rates are very, very high, that presidents call. I believe they all write.”

Kelly said that Trump decided to make phone calls to the families of four soldiers killed earlier this month, and asked what he should say. Kelly told Trump what his best friend and casualty officer Joe Dumphy had said when he delivered the news of Robert Kelly’s death:

He was doing exactly what he wanted to when he was killed. He knew what he was getting into by joining the Marines, that one percent. He knew what the possibilities were because we’re at war. And when he died . . . he was surrounded by the best men on this Earth — his friends.”

In other words, what President Trump said to the widow of Sgt. Johnson was precisely what the casualty officer had said to General Kelly about his slain son.

Today, Natasha De Alencar, a Gold Star widow of Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar, a member of the 7th Special Forces group who was fatally shot in Afghanistan on April 8, 2017, released the transcript and video of the phone call she’d received from President Trump on April 12.

In the video of the 4-minute phone call obtained by CNN, President Trump is heard saying how sorry he was about the “whole situation”. Trump said about Sgt. De Alencar:

“He’s an unbelievable hero and you know all the people that served with him are saying how incredible he was. If you’re around Washington, you come over and see me in the Oval Office.”

Natasha De Alencar told the Washington Post of President Trump’s call:

“At that moment when my world was upside down and me and my kids didn’t know which way we were going, it felt like I was talking to just another regular human. It was a moment of niceness that we needed because we were going through hell.”

To Congresswoman Frederica Wilson:

Go fornicate yourself!

~Eowyn

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High school teacher, who forced students to turn their MAGA T-shirts inside out, resigns

Ellen Eldrige of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that yesterday, October 19, 2017, Lyn Orletsky, a math teacher at River Ridge High School in Canton, Georgia,  tendered her resignation to the school board.

Last month, Orletsky was put on administrative leave after a video surfaced of her telling two students wearing “Make America Great Again (MAGA)” T-shirts to leave her classroom unless they turn the T-shirts inside out.

Orletsky equates “MAGA” to the swastika because, according to her, the slogan had been used by alleged neo-Nazis during the rally in Charlottesville, Va.

The school district quickly apologized and said while disciplinary action against Orletsky wouldn’t be disclosed, the students weren’t in trouble.

On October 18, Orletsky released a statement blaming “threats on my life” for her decision to resign:

“After attacks on my character and threats on my life, I have made the decision to resign from my teaching position at River Ridge High School. While in hindsight I would have handled the situation differently, the outcry over this incident has been disproportionate to the event itself.”

Cherokee County Schools spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby said Nov. 1 would be Orletsky’s last day if the board accepts her resignation.

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~Eowyn

The Kaepernick Kareer: Chelsea Handler quits talk show to focus on “activism”

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Chelsea Handler wants to participate in a “more meaningful” way…

Why is this womyn still living in the USA?

From Daily Mail: Chelsea Handler has revealed she will no longer make her money-spinning Netflix talk show as she wants to concentrate on activism.

The comedienne claimed she decided to turn her back on the critically panned program after just two seasons as she is keen to become a ‘more knowledgeable and engaged citizen.’

Indeed she went so far as to cite the election of Donald Trump as a reason for giving up hosting her money-spinning program.

In a statement the limousine liberal said: ‘Like so many across the country, the past presidential election and the countless events that have unfolded since have galvanized me. From the national level down to the grassroots, it’s clear our decisions at the ballot box next year will mark a defining moment for our nation.’

It is quite the changing of tune for the funny woman, as she previously boasted her show would have the ‘well-roundedness of 60 Minutes but faster, quicker, cooler.’

Chelsea signed a seven year deal with Netflix back in 2014 which would see her release comedy specials, documentaries and, the supposed crown jewel, her new talk show through the streaming service. The deal was estimated to be worth a whopping $10 million.

The self-styled comic now insists she had wider goals than just raking in cash making a talk show.

In her statement she said: ‘I’ve decided not to return for another season of Chelsea, and instead devote as much time as I can to becoming a more knowledgable (sic) and engaged citizen and to focus on projects that have significance to me.

‘My goal is to be better informed, raise my voice and participate in a more meaningful way.’

It is unlikely her show will be greatly missed however, as it holds a woeful 27 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and ‘frequently fails to be smart or funny.’ 

Chelsea said she will instead be spending her time travelling, talking at colleges and has even, ‘joined foirces (sic) with EMILY’s List (a pro-abort PAC) to elect more women to public office, register people to vote, and campaign for candidates who are fighting for women’s rights.’

She did however insist she will continue to work with Netflix, and claimed she will be making a new documentary where she will ‘engage with people I don’t talk with enough.’

The comedienne was head-hunted by the streaming service, quitting her long-running E! show Chelsea Lately in 2014 to make the move.

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Traitor Jane Fonda says she’s not proud of America

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From Fox News: Jane Fonda made it clear she is not proud of America.

During a recent interview with the BBC, Fonda was asked, “Are you proud of America today?”

The actress was very quick to reply with a hard “no.”

“But, I’m proud of the resistance,” she elaborated. “I’m proud of the people who are turning out in unprecedented numbers and continue over and over and over again to protest what Trump is doing. I’m very proud of them, that core.

During the same interview, the 79-year-old was asked if she had a “sense of regret” for her visit to North Vietnam in 1972.

The “Grace and Frankie” star said while she doesn’t “regret going to Vietnam,” she does regret appearing at an anti-aircraft ceremony that made her appear to be “siding with the enemy.”

“The thing that I regret is that on my last day there, I made the mistake of going to a ceremony at an anti-aircraft gun,” she added. “It wasn’t being used. There were no airplanes or anything like that. There was a ceremony. I was asked to sing and people were laughing and so forth and I was led, and I sat down. And then I got up and as I walked away, I realized, ‘Oh my gosh. It’s going to look like I am against my own country’s soldiers and siding with the enemy, which is the last thing in the world that was true.

She added, “I’m proud that I went. It changed my life all for the good.”

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It’s War: Bannon takes on anti-Trump GOP establishment, as George Soros enlarges his army with $18B

Sean Moran reports for Breitbart, Oct. 18, 2017, that after declaring his plan to dislodge establishment Republicans in next year’s primary elections, Steve Bannon — Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former Trump White House chief strategist — has begun meeting with big Republican donors who are frustrated with Congressional Republicans’ inability to pass any significant legislation, such as repealing and replacing Obamacare, tax reform, and funding a southern border wall.

Bannon reportedly is lining up a series of primary challenges who he believes will back President Trump’s agenda, against GOP incumbents and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Bannon said at the Values Voter Summit last week:

“Yeah, Mitch, the donors — the donors aren’t happy. They’ve all left you. We’ve cut your oxygen off, Mitch, OK? Money is not courageous, but money is smart, OK?”

Andy Surabian, a senior adviser to the Great American Alliance and ex-White House aide, told Breitbart News:

“We’re planning on building a broad anti-establishment coalition to replace the Republican Party of old with fresh new blood and fresh new ideas.

The only thing the Republican establishment has succeeded in is clarifying to the American people that they don’t represent their interests. Their repeated failures to govern have only crystallized their lack of vision or backbone. The group of candidates we are looking to support in 2018 are all bound together in their agreement that the new Republican Party must be bold in their thinking and aggressive in their tactics.”

Here are the big GOP donors with whom Bannon has met:

  1. Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus, who had donated, in the last six months, $2 million to a super PAC aligned with McConnell, as well as tens of thousands of dollars to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), only to watch the Senate fail repeatedly. Marcus signaled that he is willing to back Senate Republican primary challengers, although he will give Republicans until the end of the year to pass significant legislation and then weigh his options. Marcus’s adviser Steve Hantler said, “Like many donors, if the gridlock continues in Washington, Mr. Marcus will consider new approaches to breaking the gridlock, including those proposed by Steve Bannon and others.”
  2. Venture capitalist John Childs, who recently donated $400,000 to McConnell’s 2014 reelection.
  3. Gore-Tex heiress Susan Gore, a major backer of libertarian causes.
  4. Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, one of the Republican party’s most prominent donors.
  5. Eric Crown, the longtime backer of Senate GOP reelection efforts.
  6. Wyoming investor Foster Friess, who is so frustrated with the Republican establishment that he’s exploring a possible primary challenge to Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY).
  7. Dan Eberhart, an energy executive and past NRSC contributor who’d stopped donating to the Republican party. As he explained, “I’m extremely frustrated with that whole complex. I feel like they’re asking us to reward failure.”

In addition, Bannon also pitched his 2018 midterm strategy against Republican incumbents to major donors in New York City yesterday (Oct. 18).

Even Vice President Mike Pence urges Republican donors to withhold their donations and give to GOP primary challengers if Congress fails to pass President Trump’s agenda. Pence’s Chief of Staff Nick Ayers said,

“Just imagine the possibilities of what can happen if our entire party unifies behind him [Trump]? If — and this sounds crass — we can purge the handful of people who continue to work to defeat him.”

Steven Bannon will need a huge war chest because evil financier George Soros is assembling one of the world’s largest “foundations” to promote and engineer the most destructive leftwing causes.

The Wall Street Journal reports (via Los Angeles Times), that George Soros is pumping $18 billion (more than 78% of his $23 billion estimated net worth) into his Open Society Foundation, making it one of the world’s largest “philanthropic” organizations.

The Open Societies Foundation has funded a host of programs around the world, including Black Lives Matter in the U.S., and “refugee relief” in Europe.

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~Eowyn

John McCain slams “half-baked, spurious nationalism” sweeping the US

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Ugh.

From Yahoo (via GMA): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., slammed “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in an impassioned speech while accepting the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia.

McCain, who was presented with the medal by former Vice President Joe Biden, began by saying he was humbled by the award before eventually lashing out at the nationalism that has swept the U.S. and warning against leaving the nation’s place of prominence in the international community.

“To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain the last best hope of earth for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history,” McCain said, to applause.

“We live in a land made of ideals, not blood and soil,” he continued. “… We have done great good in the world. That leadership has had its costs, but we have become incomparably powerful and wealthy as we did.”

He added: “We have a moral obligation to continue in our just cause, and we would bring more than shame on ourselves if we don’t. We will not thrive in a world where our leadership and ideals are absent. We wouldn’t deserve to.”

In introducing McCain, Biden praised his “courage and loyalty.”

“I can think of no better description for the man we’re honoring tonight,” Biden said.

McCain revealed in July that he had been diagnosed with brain cancer. He has clashed with President Donald Trump over Republicans’ repeated attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare, including most recently when he said he could not “in good conscience” vote for the Graham-Cassidy bill. In response, Trump called McCain’s opposition to the bill “terrible, honestly terrible.”

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Another Hollyweird project to Boycott: Facebook’s “Five Points” with Kerry Washington producing

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Kerry Washington promoting abortion on her TV show Scandal

Kerry Washington has only one perspective: That of a rabid proggie. From the Daily Beast (in 2016):

“Four years ago, acclaimed actress Kerry Washington penned a stirring op-ed for The Daily Beast about why American women should support the reelection of President Barack Obama.

President Obama knows the importance of women’s rights and women’s health. He was raised by a single mom, and he has been surrounded by smart, strong women ever since—he’s married to one and he’s a father of two. So for our president, women’s issues aren’t just political, they’re personal for him as well,” she wrote.

On Friday night, less than two months away from the general election, a pregnant Washington made an appearance on HBO’s late-night talk show Real Time with Bill Maher in order to make another plea to American women: vote for Hillary Clinton over women-bashing Donald Trump.”

That was rather rich considering that the real #waronwomen exists in Hollywood.

Kerry has appeared in the TV show Scandal as Olivia Pope. In 2015, her character had an abortion. From the Washington Post:

So Thursday night’s “Scandal” stunned quite a few viewers when D.C. fixer Olivia Pope had an abortion, a storyline that came out of nowhere. The audience had no idea that Olivia, finally together with President Fitz (Tony Goldwyn), was pregnant. Fitz didn’t even know she was pregnant.

In the middle of the episode, viewers suddenly saw Olivia arrive at a medical office and then lie down on an operating table as a doctor began the procedure. There was no dialogue from Olivia — just the sound of “Silent Night” playing in the background, along with voice-over of Olivia’s father Rowan (Joe Morton) delivering this speech in another scene:

“Family is a burden … a pressure point, soft tissue, an illness, an antidote to greatness. You think you’re better off with people who rely on you, depend on you, but you’re wrong, because you will inevitably end up needing them, which makes you weak, pliable. Family doesn’t complete you. It destroys you.”

“It’s (the abortion) not spoken of in the episode at all,” Beers said. “It just happens, there’s no lead-up.”

“That’s what I thought was so brilliant about it,” Goldwyn added.

Expect Kerry’s new show to push another liberal agenda. And seeing how the show is based in Chicago, I would not be surprised if that agenda was gun control.

From Variety: Facebook is continuing its push into scripted programming with an order for a drama series that boasts “Scandal” star Kerry Washington among its executive producers, Variety has learned exclusively.

Titled “Five Points,” the series is set on the South Side of Chicago and takes a look at high school students from five unique points of view. When a life changing event occurs, all of these different perspectives will be necessary to understand the truth. The cast currently includes “CSI: Cyber” alum Hayley Kiyoko and actress and model Madison Pettis. It will air on Watch, Facebook’s new platform for original shows.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with Indigenous and Facebook in order to tell this important, thought provoking and compelling story,” Washington said.

The series was created by Adam Giaudrone, who will serve as writer and executive producer. Along with Washington, Jon Avnet and Jake Avnet of Indigenous Media will also executive produce with Indigenous’ Sage Scroope and Ben Fast will also producing. Rodrigo Garcia and Thomas Carter will also executive produce, with Carter also directing the 10-episode series. Indigenous Media is the studio. Pilar Savone, executive vice president of development and production for Washington’s Simpson Street Productions, will also executive produce.

“We are thrilled to have the incredibly talented Kerry Washington join our producing team,” said Jon Avnet, co-founder of Indigenous Media. “Her strong perspective coupled with Thomas Carter’s gifted direction will take ‘Five Points’ to the next level.”

Read the rest of the story here.

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