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MSM are having a cow over Trump not shaking German Chancellor Merkel’s hand

HORRORS!

That Muslim-loving sow, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is in D.C. today, and the MSM are beside themselves because President Trump appeared to refuse to shake her hand.

Photographers: Can we get a handshake?

Merkel (to Trump): Do you want to have a handshake?

Trump: *no response*

Merkel: *makes awkward face*

Angela Merkel made clear her adoration of Barack Obama.

When Obama visited Germany in his final foreign trip last November, he called Merkel “probably . . . my closest international partner these past eight years.” Merkel thanked Obama for “a good, friendly and intensive partnership” and wailed, “It’s hard for me to say goodbye.”

As reported by WPVI-TV, in a letter to Trump the day after his historic win, Merkel started by congratulating, then gave Trump a PC “social justice” lecture:

“Germany’s ties with the United States of America are deeper than with any country outside of the European Union. Germany and America are bound by common values – democracy, freedom, as well as respect for the rule of law and the dignity of each and every person, regardless of their origin, skin color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or political views. It is based on these values that I wish to offer close cooperation, both with me personally and between our countries’ governments.

Partnership with the United States is and will remain a keystone of German foreign policy, especially so that we can tackle the great challenges of our time: striving for economic and social well-being, working to develop far-sighted climate policy, pursuing the fight against terrorism, poverty, hunger, and disease, as well as protecting peace and freedom in the world.”

On January 29, 2017, via her spokesman Steffen Seibert, Merkel criticized President Trump’s executive order on a temporary ban on visas to nationals from countries known for terrorists — a ban that has the support of a majority of Europeans:

“The chancellor regrets the U.S. entry ban against refugees and citizens from several countries. She is convinced that even the necessary, decisive battle against terrorism does not justify putting people of a specific background or faith under general suspicion.”

Well, that’s because oh-so-smart Angela Merkel thinks Islam “isn’t a source of terror” and that Europe — and America — must take more refugees.

I wouldn’t shake her hand either, especially knowing that she’s probably shaken the hands of Muslims whose “religious” toiletry code tells them to wipe their butts, not with toilet paper, but with their hands — like that Muslim takeout chef, Mahbub Chowdhury, who was arrested after UK health inspectors found an empty milk bottle under the kitchen sink covered with Chowdhury’s brown fecal finger prints.

Meanwhile, things are going swimmingly well in Germany under Merkel, who imported 1 million Muslim “migrants” into a country of 82 million:

UPDATE:

A couple of hours after this post was first published, it turns out that the brouhaha over Trump refusing to shake Merkel’s hand is FAKE NEWS!

Thanks to Conservative Treehouse, here are two pics of Trump and Merkel shaking hands:

H/t Ken R.

~Eowyn

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Tennessee sues federal government over forced refugee ‘resettlement’

The 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The Obama administration’s dumping of overwhelmingly Muslim “refugees” on states and in so doing, forcing the states to incur financial costs to support the “refugees,” is a contravention of the 10th Amendment. Now, the State of Tennessee is finally doing something about it.

Joel Ebert reports for The Tennessean that yesterday morning, March 13, 2017, Tennessee became the first state in the nation to sue the federal government over refugee resettlement on the grounds of the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Other states have sued the federal government over refugee resettlement but on different legal grounds.

The defendants named in the lawsuit include the U.S. Department of State, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

The 15-page lawsuit:

  • Contends that the federal government has unduly forced states to pay for the refugee resettlement program, and is not complying with the Refugee Act of 1980, which was designed to create a permanent procedure for the admission of refugees into the United States.
  • Maintains that the federal government’s forced resettlement of refugees in Tennessee has led the plaintiffs to “suffer significant and irreparable harm unless this Court intervenes”.
  • Asks the court to force the federal government to stop resettling refugees in Tennessee until all costs associated with the settlement are incurred by the federal government.

The lawsuit also points out that although Tennessee has opted out of the federal refugee resettlement program, the federal government continues to send refugees to Tennessee, and appointed Catholic Charities of Tennessee to administer the program. The refugees forced upon Tennessee requires the state to fund the resettlement with $7 billion from Medicaid, “amounting to 20 percent of its overall state budget — money that is needed to fund services that are critical to the health and welfare of countless Tennesseans.”

The lawsuit was filed by the valiant Thomas More Law Center, a Catholic legal group that has taken on several conservative legal causes in recent years, on behalf of two state lawmakers in the western district of Tennessee: Sen. John Stevens, R-Huntingdon, and Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver, R-Lancaster.

State Sen. John Stevens said in a news release:

“The Constitution does not allow the Federal Government to force me as the elected representative of the 24th Senate District to implement federal programs while they sit in Washington insulated from the consequences.”

The state lawmakers filed the lawsuit after Tennessee’s House of Representatives, in April 2016, by a vote of 69-25 approved a resolution directing Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery to sue the feds. In July, however, Slatery indicated he would not follow the Tennessee legislature’s directive to sue the federal government, but he will not stand in the way of hiring an outside firm to initiate the lawsuit.

The usual groups — American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition — have attacked the lawsuit, saying it will negatively affect the state’s refugee community and perpetuate a culture of fear.

Holly Johnson, refugee coordinator for Catholic Charities in Tennessee, disputes the lawsuit’s claim that the state incurs special costs to resettle refugees “because they’re refugees.” Claiming that refugees aren’t “eligible for anything that you and I aren’t eligible for,” Johnson disingenuously argues that:

  • Only if a refugee meets the already existing eligibility requirements for TennCare, then the state may pay that benefit.
  • Or if refugee children need to go to school, the state pays the same for the child’s attendance as anyone else at the school.
  • Any benefits related to employment are paid for by the federal government.

Johnson has a snake tongue. Of course, refugees don’t get benefits BECAUSE they’re refugees. But the fact of the matter is that refugees who require welfare and schooling cost Tennessee additional expenses of at least $7 billion in Medicaid — $7 billion that Tennessee would not spend if the federal government had not unilaterally dumped the refugees into the state.

Johnson also managed to omit the fact that Catholic Charities is paid handsomely by the federal government, i.e., taxpayers, to “resettle” refugees. During the 2016 fiscal year, Catholic Charities “resettled” more than 2,000 refugees in Tennessee, the majority of whom came from countries not included on President Trump’s new travel ban.

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~Eowyn

Another taxpayer-funded energy company files for bankruptcy

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Part of Obama’s legacy.

From Fox News: A cutting-edge battery maker that received millions from taxpayers has become the latest government-backed energy firm to file for bankruptcy – reviving the controversy over how stimulus dollars were spent under the last administration. 

Seven years after Aquion Energy received a $5.2 million stimulus-tied grant from the federal government, the Pennsylvania company on Wednesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

“Creating a new electrochemistry and an associated battery platform at commercial scale is extremely complex, time-consuming, and very capital intensive. Despite our best efforts to fund the company and continue to fuel our growth, the Company has been unable to raise the growth capital needed to continue operating as a going concern,” Scott Pearson, Aquion’s outgoing CEO, said in a press release.

The company, which is now seeking a buyer, produces batteries to store solar and renewable energy. It had been touted as a rising star in the energy storage business, even attracting investment from Microsoft founder Bill Gates and millions more in state funding.

In January, the company was named “the North American Company of the Year Award” at the annual Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, which “focuses on emerging trends, leading innovation companies, and key players in sustainable innovation.”

Suzanne Roski, the company’s chief restructuring officer, did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News.

Critics say Aquion’s fate is further evidence the government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers. “Who thinks the Department of Energy has the expertise to predict which companies will succeed for fail in the marketplace, particularly in an industry that is not only dependent upon government subsidies, but is highly unpredictable?” said William Yeatman, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

The company grew out of the work of Jay Whitacre, an engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He developed a successful design for a storage battery that would use only non-toxic, non-flammable chemicals, rather than the more flammable lithium batteries.

Days before the company filed for Chapter 11, Whitacre was named the new director of the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon.

Aquion was awarded its federal grant in 2010. The Department of Energy issued the funding to build a large-scale battery manufacturing plant that would be located on the site of a former Sony facility in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Private investors flocked to the project.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Aquion raised about $190 million from investors, including from Ray Lane, a former president of Oracle.  They began low-volume production in the summer of 2011, broke ground on full-scale manufacturing facility in 2012 and have been shipping commercially since mid-2014, according to its website.

Two years later, Aquion Energy received $16.6 million in funds from the state of Pennsylvania, including two alternative clean energy loans totaling $5 million, to develop.

As part of the agreement, Aquion committed to create 341 new jobs and retain 70 existing employees, according to Heidi Havens, communications director for Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

In February 2016, the company requested a two-year extension to create the jobs promised. At that time, only 50 jobs had been created. The Westmoreland facility has since halted operations.

“This announcement is a reminder of the critical need to ensure that taxpayer dollars for economic development projects are spent appropriately and that intended outcomes are met,” Havens said in an email to Fox News.

“Let’s remember that the need for energy storage systems is  strictly a consequence of the intermittency of renewable energy sources like solar and wind,” Yeatman said. “… These companies benefit from the grants and indirectly from the inefficiencies of an industry that exists by the grace of political favoritism.”

DCG

Trump’s uplifting effects on U.S. economy

WND, March 10, 2017, on the “miraculous” effects of President Trump on the U.S. economy:

(1) U.S. national debt actually decreased

The U.S. debt clock is actually spinning backwards since Donald Trump was inaugurated President on Jan. 20:

  • On inauguration day, U.S. national debt stood at $19.947 trillion.
  • Instead of increasing, the debt since Jan. 20 has declined 0.3% by $68 billion, for the first time in at least 10 years.
  • In contrast, the debt rose 3.1% by $320 billion in the same period under Barack Obama. Overall, the national debt nearly doubled in Obama’s 8 years, by far the largest increase in any administration in history.

(2) Job Gains

According to the first federal jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reflecting a full month of Trump’s presidency:

  • 238,000 jobs and 235,000 jobs were added to the labor force in January and February 2017, respectively:
    • Jobs in construction increased by 58,000, the most in almost a decade.
    • Jobs in manufacturing also posted strong gains with 28,000 new jobs. So far in 2017 (January and February), the U.S. has gained more manufacturing jobs (+39,000) than government jobs (+25,000), which is a healthy sign.
  • Exxon Mobil Corp. announced a $20 billion building spree that will create 45,000 jobs along the Gulf Coast.
  • The performance by the Trump economy exceeded expectations: Economists surveyed by Reuters had expected the economy to add 190,000 jobs, which is about the average job gains of 187,000 per month in the final year of Obama’s presidency.

(3) Increase in Labor Force Participation Rate

The labor force participation rate increased in February to 63% of Americans who either held a job or were actively looking for one — the highest labor participation rate in 10 months. 152,528,000 Americans were employed in February, 447,000 more than in January.

(4) Increase in Average Hourly Earnings

Average hourly earnings increased by a healthy 2.8% on an annualized basis.

All of which led John Canally, chief economic strategist at LPL Financial, to say:

“You’re getting more strength in the labor market than I would have anticipated. There’s been a burst in animal spirits since Trump was elected.”

But the Left want Trump removed, which goes to show just how anti-America they are.

Go, Trump!

~Eowyn

Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate posted online by his half-brother Malik

Malik Obama, 59, is Barack Obama’s older half-brother. The two men share the same father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., but have different mothers. Malik’s mother was Obama Sr.’s first wife, Kezia. Malik has dual U.S.-Kenyan citizenship and currently resides in Alexandria, VA.

In the 2016 presidential election, Malik supported Donald Trump and attended the third Trump-Hillary debate as Trump’s guest. On his Twitter account @ObamaMalik, Malik has a picture of himself wearing a red MAGA cap and this self-description:

Now that my brother’s term is ended I am free to declare my support for Donald J. Trump President of the U.S.A.   

Two hours ago today, Malik tweeted an image of what appears to be Barack Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate, with the message “Surely. What’s this?”:

The birth certificate indicates the illicit former President of the United States Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961, in Coast Province General Hospital, Mombasa, British Protectorate of Kenya. Indeed, in 1961 Kenya was still a British protectorate. Kenya became independent on December 12, 1963, under the UK’s Kenya Independence Act 1963.

The address of the Coast Province General Hospital is Bondeni, Kisauni Rd, Mombasa, Kenya. Click here for its Facebook page.

UPDATE (March 10, 2017):

The image that Malik Obama posted to Twitter appears to the same Kenyan birth certificate that a man named Lucas Smith had proffered years ago. Click here for the birth certificate acquired by Smith.

In 2009, Smith swore in a court affidavit that the Kenyan birth certificate of Barack Obama (Jr.) is real. In his filing, Smith declared that he traveled to Kenya in February of that year and paid off a military officer in order to obtain a copy of the birth certificate from Coast General Hospital in Mombasa. (Source: WND)

Here’s a video of Lucas Smith, presumably taken in Kenya:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkWd2INPhL4

Lucas Smith’s website: http://www.WasObamaBornInKenya.com

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~Eowyn

60% of online defenders of Obamacare are paid trolls

Paul Bedard reports for Washington Examiner that according to digital expert Michael Brown, social media is used to manipulate opinion, which is proven in the last presidential election, and that a majority of online and social media defenders of Obamacare are paid professionals.

By social media, Brown means Facebook pages, as well as the comment sections in every major newspaper.

Brown’s shocking analysis was revealed on “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson,” which was broadcast on Sinclair stations and streamed live on February 19, 2017.

Brown evaluated 226,000 pro-Obamacare posts made by 40,000 Facebook profiles, and discovered that “60% of all the posts were made from 100 profiles, posting between the hours of 9 and 5 Pacific Time.” This means that the posters “were paid to post.” These “Digital activists are paid employees; their purpose is to attack anyone who’s posting something contrary to the view of the page owner wants expressed.”

Brown calls these “zombie posts” — “a fake, purchased, or rented Facebook profile that’s expressing the views of an organization as if it was his or her own. But, when in reality, the comment being expressed is done on software and written by generally one or two people. So, the zombie posts will go out on a schedule and then they are supported by zombie likes.”

See also “Get ready for a $1M army of social media trolls for Hillary”.

~Eowyn

Politically prominent ‘family-style’ Comet Ping Pong restaurant hosted satanic rock band

Comet Ping Pong is a popular pizza restaurant located less than 5 miles from the White House.

On its Facebook page, Comet Ping Pong has this odd cartoon (below) and describes itself as a “family style restaurant” that’s “good for kids”.

Below are exterior and interior pics of Comet Ping Pong:

Comet Ping Pong is not just a “family style” popular pizzeria, it is politically prominent as well.

The pizzeria’s owner is James Alefantis, a former boyfriend of Clinton crony and Democratic Party operative David Brock of Media Matters.

Though a mere pizza restaurateur, GQ magazine in 2012 had Alefantis as 49th among the 50 most powerful people in Washington, D.C. — along with such luminaries as House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (no. 1), Hillary Clinton (no. 5), Gen. David Petraeus (no. 7), Rep. Paul Ryan (no. 21), Democrat lobbyist and brother of John Podesta, Tony Podesta, (no. 23), Jake Sullivan, Director of Policy Planning and member of the 7th Floor Group in the State Department (no. 33), and Sen. Marco Rubio (no. 43).

For a “mere” pizzeria owner, James Alefantis visited the Obama White House four times. One visit was an overnighter in which Alefantis’ group of four included a male porn star.

The Democratic Party also holds fundraisers in Comet Ping Pong, as indicated by an October 4, 2008 email Alefantis (jamesacorp@gmail.com) sent John Podesta, chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, about a recent fundraiser:

“Great show! Great speech. Raised over 40 grand. My only regret is I did not make you a nice pizza. When can I?”

Below is a screenshot I took of the email from WikiLeaks:

Given its political prominence, it is all the more curious that on February 4, 2011, “family style restaurant” Comet Ping Pong hosted in its backroom a performance by an obscure satanic rock band, Monotonix — a Tel Aviv “garage” rock band that left Israel for the U.S. and Europe after being banned from most of the venues in Tel Aviv. Wikipedia describes the band as “known for setting themselves and their equipment on fire, stealing drinks from audience members to pour on themselves, turning their shows into frenzied dance parties” and “playing shows raucous enough to result in the power being shut off or the police called in.”

Below are two pics of the Monotonix performance at Comet Ping Pong. The first pic shows the three Monotonix “musicians” half-naked, frighteningly disheveled, and looking insane and/or demon possessed:

In the second pic, among Monotonix’s audience were satanists making the devil’s-horns hand sign, and an S-M fetishist in an orange head-mask:

About 1½ months after Monotonix’s performance in Comet Ping Pong, the band announced on Myspace that they had disbanded.

One would think that all this would merit some attention from investigative journalists and the mainstream media.

Not so.

Why is that?

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