Category Archives: US Presidents

Rep. John Lewis, who calls Trump illegitimate, is a property-tax dodger

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On NBC’s Meet the Press on January 14, 2017, Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) said this about President Donald John Trump:

“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 the now former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has stated there’s no evidence that Russian hackers had changed vote tallies or interfered with voting systems in the 2016 presidential election.

It turns out that it is John Lewis who lacks legitimacy.

GotNews reports, Jan. 18, 2017, that Lewis “didn’t pay property taxes on his nearly $1 million fancy Washington, D.C. townhouse on Capitol Hill, despite being in Congress for decades, where the salary for a Representative starts at $174,000 per year.

Public records show Lewis consistently failed to pay in full his property taxes on his DC townhouse at 219 3rd Street SE on Capitol Hill, since 2008:

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In 2010, legal action was threatened against Lewis for his failure to pay property taxes, as documents exclusively obtained by GotNews show.

Lewis’ fancy townhouse at 219 3rd Street SE right next to Capitol Hill was worth more than $810,000 in 2012 according to Nexis assessment records.

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Lewis was among the Democrat legislators who boycotted Trump’s inauguration.

As a long-time congressman, Lewis’ salary is at least $174,000 a year, which makes him richer than 92% of Americans.

~Eowyn

Sunday Devotional: Giving thanks for the election

Isaiah 8:6-7, 10, 23; 9:1-3

Because this people has rejected
the waters of Shiloah that flow gently…
Therefore the Lord is bringing up against them
the waters of the River, great and mighty….
Form a plan, it shall be thwarted;
make a resolve, it shall not be carried out,
for “With us is God!”….

Anguish has taken wing, dispelled is darkness:
for there is no gloom where but now there was distress.
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom
a light has shone.
You have brought them abundant joy
and great rejoicing,
as they rejoice before you as at the harvest,
as people make merry when dividing spoils.
For the yoke that burdened them,
the pole on their shoulder,
and the rod of their taskmaster
you have smashed….

When the tides turned in the evening and early morning hours of last November 8-9, it became clear that Donald John Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton, despite the many polls predicting she would win. Everyone was surprised — not just her supporters, but also the millions who had voted for Trump. Several TV talking heads who are not Trump supporters used the word “miracle”.

St. Paul wrote in his letter to the Ephesians 6:12:

“For our struggle is not with flesh and blood
but with the principalities, with the powers,
with the world rulers of this present darkness,
with the evil spirits in the heavens.”

The 2016 presidential election was not just a political contest “with flesh and blood”. It was and remains a struggle “with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.”

If you doubt that, just look at these pics of the protesters in Washington, D.C., on the day of Trump’s presidential inauguration (source PJ Media):

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Did you know that Trump’s inauguration set the record for most prayers at inaugural ceremonies?

Trump started the day at St. John’s Church for a service at 8:30 a.m. The inauguration ceremony had six religious prayers, three invocations and three benedictions.

Trump was sworn in using both his own Bible, gifted to him by his mother, and the Bible used to swear in President Abraham Lincoln. (McClatchy DC)

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Trump began the day after his inauguration also with prayers, by attending an interfaith National Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral. Prayers asking for divine help for Trump were offered by Christian (Catholic, Baptist, Episcopal), Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and Navajo clergy.  (Daily Mail)

It is reported that today, the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Trump will ban U.S. taxpayers’ funding of overseas pro-abortion groups by re-instituting the pro-life “Mexico City Policy”. (LifeSiteNews)

Thank you, God the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

Thank you for sending your mighty angels, led by the Archangel Michael, to help us.

And may the peace and joy and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you!

~Eowyn

Hollyweirdos at Anti-Trump Women’s March on Washington

On January 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, an unknown number of women descended on D.C. to march against Trump and for their “reproductive rights,” i.e., their “right” to commit murder of unborn human beings.

I won’t bore you with their predictable and tiresome rhetoric, an account of which you can read here.

The need-to-know information are the names of the Hollyweirdos and other “celebrities” who attended the march, so that you and I can shun their movies, TV shows, and music.

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I culled the names below from Daily Mail and Page Six. Most of the following were at the D.C. march, except for a few who marched in New York City or Park City, Utah:

  • Jessica Chastain
  • Cher
  • Miley Cyrus: marched in Los Angeles.
  • America Ferrera
  • Jane Fonda: marched in Los Angeles
  • Whoopi Goldberg: marched in New York City.
  • Chelsea Handler: marched in Park City, Utah
  • Ashley Judd: said in a hysterical speech that “Hitler Trump” has “wet dreams” about his daughter Ivanka.
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • John Kerry, Obama’s secretary of state, now out of a job.
  • Alicia Keys
  • Padma Lakshmi
  • John Legend
  • Madonna: In a speech peppered with the f-word, the fellatio-obsessed singer sang “Donald Trump suck a d***”. Oblivious to the irony, she called the march a “revolution of love” while declaring she wants to “blow up” the White House.
  • Mary McCormack
  • Helen Mirren: marched in NYC.
  • Michael Moore
  • Chloe Grace Moretz
  • Cynthia Nixon: marched in NYC.
  • Yoko Ono
  • Julia Ormond
  • Ellen Page
  • Rosie Perez
  • Emma Roberts
  • Julia Roberts
  • Amy Schumer
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Amber Tamblyn
  • Chrissy Teigen
  • Charlize Theron: marched in Park City, Utah
  • Bella Thorne
  • Emma Watson

~Eowyn

MSM lie about how many attended Trump’s inauguration

Don’t believe the MSM’s lies about the sparse number of people who attended Trump’s presidential inauguration yesterday.

THE LIE

The pic below is a screenshot I took from a Daily Mail article. The pic is CNN’s; the caption is Daily Mail‘s.

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THE TRUTH

Below is a screenshot I took from C-SPAN’s live coverage of Trump’s inauguration yesterday:

↓ Click image to enlarge ↓

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To lie is to deceive, and there are many ways to deceive and to lie.

Even if we assume that the CNN pic is real, taken at the inauguration, it is a misleading and dissembling type of lie, the purpose of which is to get someone to believe in an untruth. The perspective from which the CNN photo was taken minimizes the crowd. In this age of super-clear digital photography, it is curious that the CNN pic is so blurry that the people look like clumps of autumn leaves.

In contrast, the screenshot I took from C-SPAN’s live feed of the inauguration is from the perspective of the Capitol building. It also clearly shows the people in attendance, instead of depicting them as indecipherable clumps.

The CNN pic therefore is a misleading/dissembling lie, to lead us to think that, in the words of Daily Mail‘s caption, “The National Mall was noticeably sparse with people during Trump’s inauguration,” which it most definitely was not.

CNN has a disturbing and proven record of biased partisanship and fake news. See:

~Eowyn

Spike Lee Not Using Chrisette Michele Music Due to Trump Performance

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Chrisette takes the high road while Spike continues to display his butt hurt.

From Yahoo: If Chrisette Michelle was hoping for a slot on the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s upcoming Netflix TV series adaptation of his 1986 pic She’s Gotta Have It, she can forget it. The Grammy-winning R&B singer drew massive criticism today after belatedly revealing that she had accepted an invitation to perform at inauguration festivities for incoming President Donald Trump, including from Spike Lee himself. Lee took to his Instagram, stating that he had considered using Michelle’s song “Black Girl Magic” in the Netflix series but, in light of her decision to perform, has changed his mind.

To be fair, how much of a done-deal the use of Michelle’s song actually was is unclear. It admittedly sounds more like Spike Lee likes the song and was considering it but hadn’t actually licensed it yet. Even so, it was a big symbol not only of the criticism heaped at Michelle, but at the cultural fight over who is, and who isn’t willing to be associated publicly with incoming President Donald Trump.

Shocking no one, the vast majority of popular artists fall into the latter camp. That’s especially true for African American artists, thanks in no small part to the president-elect’s campaign, which relied heavily on well documented support from white nationalists and, let’s be honest, well-documented implied reciprocal support from Trump and his team for the same (this statement is, in my opinion, more propaganda/butt hurt from Yahoo).

Michelle is as it turns out fully aware of that unfortunate context, but insists it’s important to reach out nonetheless. “We Can’t Be Present If We’re Silent,” she said in a message posted to her own Instagram today, explaining that while she is devastated over the election results, she hopes for “peaceful & progressive conversation,” and that she is “willing to be a bridge.”

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Chicago elementary school students surrounded by violence, constantly approached by gangs

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Chicago residents are asking for help from Murder Mayor Emanuel. Don’t hold your breath/Photo from Fox News

This is democrat-controlled Chiraq.

From MyFoxChicago: One Chicago school finds itself in the crossfire. It is Shields Elementary School in Chicago’s Brighton Park neighborhood, and kids are constantly approached by gangs and surrounded by violence.

“When a child says to you, I don’t want to go to school because the gang bangers will be shooting. I might die or you might die. That’s sad for a child to tell a grandmother or especially a mom,” said Grandmother Amy Romero.

It’s a story being echoed across this Brighton Park neighborhood. Parents of students at Shields Middle School say it’s what inspired them to not only ask Chicago police for more help, they’re now turning to Mayor Emanuel.

Carmen Castillo is one of the parents leading the charge. It started for her with her 7-year-old daughter Sophia.

She told me, Mom I’m afraid to go outside. She doesn’t want to go outside, she doesn’t want to be in the backyard, she doesn’t want to be in front. But, during the snow, she says I want to build a snowman,” Castillo said. Despite the urge to go outside when the snow falls, Sophia has yet to do so. “I haven’t made one,” she said.

That’s why parents, community leaders and aldermen took to City Hall. The group is asking for the city to use 17-million dollars from the home tax refund surplus for violence preventative programs. The mayor, so far, is proposing dedicating five-million dollars to the cause.

Yesterday I received a letter from a 6th grader, who told me that the gangs were like his family and they loved him and he loved them. We as a city must show that we love our children and our communities more than the gangs do,” said Alderman Raymond Lopez.

Organizers would like to see the money go to efforts like funding Chicago’s youth job program all year. They also want to see the rest disbursed to causes like youth mentoring, trauma counseling and street level intervention. “I think right now the main crisis that we need to deal with are our children and trying to keep these young kids from getting shot on our streets,” said Alderman Jason Ervin.

The mayor’s office says the rest of 17-million will also go to providing all Chicago police officers body cameras and rehabbing vacant homes that will create two hundred jobs.

Parents hope more will be dedicated to protecting their children. The aldermen will be presenting their proposal to City Council.

DCG

Trump is right: NATO allies are not paying their fair share

Throughout his campaign, President Donald John Trump had said that one of the things he’ll do as POTUS is to make fairer and better “deals” with supposed U.S. allies — in Asia (Japan, South Korea), and in Europe (referring to our allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO).

In the case of America’s NATO allies, they are supposed to pay at least 2% of their GDPs as their “fair share” in defense costs — except they’re not.

Rick Clough reports for Bloomberg, Jan. 18, 2017, that “Donald Trump is right to say America’s NATO allies aren’t paying their fair share,” which you can see in the map below.

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Whereas the U.S. pays more than our “fair share” as a member of NATO (3.6% of our GDP), the vast majority of NATO allies pay less than their fair share:

  1. Albania: 1.2%
  2. Belgium: 0.9%
  3. Bulgaria: 1.3%
  4. Canada: 1%
  5. Croatia: 1.2%
  6. Czech Republic: 1%
  7. Denmark: 1.2%
  8. France: 1.8%
  9. Germany: 1.2%
  10. Hungary: 1%
  11. Italy: 1.1%
  12. Latvia: 1.5%
  13. Lithuania: 1.5%
  14. Luxembourg: 0.4%
  15. Netherlands: 1.2%
  16. Norway: 1.5%
  17. Portugal: 1.4%
  18. Romania: 1.5%
  19. Slovakia: 1.2%
  20. Slovenia: 0.9%
  21. Spain: 0.9%
  22. Turkey: 1.6%

In all, only four NATO countries pay their fair share:

  • Estonia: 2.2%
  • Greece: 2.4%
  • Poland: 2%
  • United Kingdom: 2.2%

Not only are our “allies” not shouldering their fair share, instead leaving it up to the United States, as usual, to fork up more than our share, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization itself should be mothballed, being a relic of the Cold War against a communist Soviet Union that no longer exists.

Bloomberg‘s Clough observes:

“He [Trump] reaffirmed his skepticism about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and his readiness to make deals with Russia, in European media interviews published last weekend. Trump isn’t famous for his policy consistency, but those positions have held fairly steady — leaving European leaders wondering whether they can still rely on the American security umbrella.

‘Let’s not fool ourselves,’ German Chancellor Angela Merkel said last week. ‘There is no infinite guarantee.’

So Merkel’s Germany, and many other European nations, are boosting military budgets.

[…] the prospect of a European arms-shopping spree is a win-win for suppliers. Investors have noticed: From Raytheon Co. to Lockheed Martin Corp. to Thales SA, defense contractors have hit all-time highs since Trump’s election. […]

Germany, which spent 1.2 percent of GDP on defense last year according to NATO figures, has announced the biggest increase in 25 years — an extra 10.6 billion euros ($11.2 billion) through 2020. France has approved increased outlays for 2017. Altogether, 19 of NATO’s 28 members have boosted military budgets in the past 18 months, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch report.

[…] The new administration isn’t all upside for defense contractors. Trump has already called out companies like Lockheed and Boeing Co. for their high prices.”

And both Lockheed and Boeing, even before Trump was inaugurated as President, already made concessions:

But neo-conservative Bill Kristol whines that he finds Trump putting America’s interests first to be “vulgar, embarrassing and depressing”.

See also “Pence says transition team returning 20 percent of budget”.

H/t ZeroHedge

~Eowyn