Category Archives: US Presidents

President Trump takes on CNN’s demorat hack Jim Acosta who is now banned from White House

 

During this feisty presser yesterday, CNN hack Jim Acosta put his hand on a young staffer’s arm to try and stop her from doing her job. See the video here.

Sarah Sanders announced last night that Acosta has been banned from the White House until further notice. From her tweets:

We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern. This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter’s colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question.”

Expect Acosta to be on a massive, whiny rant for the next few days (heck more like the rest of President Trump’s presidency).

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GOP maintains control of Senate; great news for the “conservative judicial train”

Last night the GOP likely extended (at the time I scheduled this blog post) its majority in the Senate.

Key republican wins included:

  • Mike Braun in Indiana
  • Kevin Cramer defeated Heidi Heitkamp (who voted against Kavanaugh) in North Dakota
  • Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee
  • Josh Hawley defeated Claire McCaskill in Missouri
  • Rick Scott in Florida

This win is very important to keep control of the appointment of judicial nominees since the Senate confirms federal judges and – most importantly – SCOTUS nominees.

The SCOTUS is leaning more conservative with the appointments of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.

Considering the health condition and age of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there is a very good chance that President Trump could have the chance to nominate another conservative to the SCOTUS.

Lindsey Graham tweeted the following last night:

  • “One of the reasons we are winning big in the Senate tonight is because of the way Democrats treated Brett Kavanaugh.”
  • The conservative judicial train will keep running. President Trump has a lot to be proud of … without him I don’t think we would have had the night that we had.” response on Fox News”

Good news last night, very good news indeed.

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The Walking Vagina Caption Contest

This is the 187th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM:D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

“Liberal Hypocrisy: If men referred to women as vaginas, they’d be accused of objectifying — treating women not as whole persons, but as things.”

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

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Louis Farrakhan leads “death to America” chant in Iran

Shocker, not.

From Fox News: Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite who recently compared Jewish people to termites, led a “Death to America” chant Sunday during a solidarity trip to Iran.

Farrakhan’s trip came ahead of the Trump administration’s re-implementation of U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic on Monday.

Speaking to law school students at the University of Tehran, the 85-year-old Farrakhan said “America has never been a democracy,” and also led a “Death to Israel” chant at the end of his talk, according to Iranian news agencies.

“Today, I warn the American government that sanctioning Iran is a big mistake,” he said at a meeting with the Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, Mohsen Rezaei. Farrakhan noted his belief America is conspiring against Iran.

Farrakhan’s trip coincided with the 39th anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran, when more than 50 American diplomats and civilians were held hostage for 444 days. The incident kicked off the Islamic Revolution, and Farrakhan told an Iranian audience that black Americans should be considered among the revolutionaries. The infamous activist cited the actions of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khomeni, who ordered the release of black Americans among the 1979 captives.

Video of Farrakhan leading a “Death to America” chant once again sparked calls for Democratic leaders to distance themselves from the controversial figure. Several prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, have interacted or taken pictures with Farrakhan.

Donald Trump Jr. slammed Democrats Monday on Twitter. “When will the democrats disavow this guy? Answer: NEVER,” Trump Jr. tweeted.

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz called on “all decent people” to condemn Farrakhan after he tweeted he wasn’t anti-Semite but “anti-termite.”

“Nazis use the word ‘termites’ to dehumanize Jews and accuse them of destroying everything good about the world,” Dershowitz explained on “FOX & Friends.”

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, known as America’s Rabbi, also called on leaders to condemn him. “A new low for arch Jew-hater Farrakhan,” Boteach tweeted. “Who has heard of an American going to a foreign country and chanting ‘Death to America?’ Where is Bill Clinton who appeared with him recently, and Barack Obama, photographed with him, and Cory Booker to condemn him?

Farrakhan has previously said “powerful Jews are my enemy” and “white folks are going down.”

Linda Sarsour, a Women’s March co-founder and pro-Palestinian activist, has repeatedly praised Farrakhan and refused to condemn him. Tamika Mallory, another Women’s March leader, called him the “GOAT” or “Greatest of all time,” and served as a national organizer for his “Justice or Else” rally in 2015.

Israeli activist, Hen Mazzig, tweeted out video of the “Death to America” chant. “Nothing, Linda Sarsour?” Mazzig wrote.

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Go vote for America!

From Wayne Allyn Root’s “Vegas Oddsmaker Predicts GOP Upset,” Townhall, Nov. 5, 2018:

This is my final column before the midterm election. So, this former Vegas oddsmaker turned national political commentator has a few predictions and common sense observations to make.

Back in 2016 I predicted a Trump victory when no one else did. Every poll showed Trump would lose by a wide margin. Nate Silver of the NY Times predicted Hillary’s chances of winning at 92%. These pollsters make their living by polling actual human beings. I don’t. So how did I know?

Simple. First, size matters. You could see it in the rallies. Trump would attract eight hour lines and 10,000 or more attendees at wild, intense rallies all over America. I should know. I was opening speaker for six Trump campaign events here in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile Hillary was attracting 100 to 200 attendees at a rally here in Vegas. I could fit Hillary’s rallies in my living room.  The same story held true across America. That was my first reason for realizing Trump was going to pull a huge upset that few saw coming.

Part Duex was also simple. Trump was “the whisper candidate.” Everywhere I went, people whispered in my ear, “I’m with you. I’m for Trump.” They wouldn’t tell pollsters. They wouldn’t put up yard signs. No bumper stickers on their car. No mention of their support of Trump around the office watercooler. But they whispered to me. The pollsters never had a chance.

Don’t look now, but it’s all happening again. Nate Silver says Democrats have a 80%+ chance of winning the House. Cook Report says Democrats will win the House by 40 seats. All the experts say it’s over- Democrats will win. I’ll go out on a limb and disagree again.

I see Florida Democrat Governor candidate Andrew Gillum holding a rally with Bernie Sanders and the whole place is empty.

Barack Obama could not fill a high school gym in Milwaukee.

I witnessed firsthand Joe Biden and Obama at separate events here in Las Vegas playing to small crowds.

Meanwhile I was opening speaker for President Trump’s event in Las Vegas last month- with 10,000 waiting in line for hours in a place where no one cares much about politics. This is a phenomenon.

Does that sound like the GOP is losing 40 seats? Dream on delusional Democrats.

Then there’s “the whispers.” Nothing has changed. Trump has fulfilled almost all of his campaign promises. He is the only politician in history who did exactly what he promised. And those same voters are whispering to me again- they love Trump now, more than ever.

Then there’s common sense. The Trump economy is BOOMING.

The latest results are out- 250,000 more jobs last month, far above what was expected. The lowest unemployment in half a century. The number of Americans employed is the highest EVER. Almost 500,000 new manufacturing jobs under Trump. The kind Obama claimed would never happen again. 1000 new manufacturing jobs a day last month- the best results since the 1990’s.

And most importantly, wages grew by a remarkable 3.1%- the most in a decade. Who in their right mind would vote against THAT?

That could be why Trump’s approval rating among blacks is now 40%. If only white liberals weren’t blind, deaf and really dumb.

Most importantly, Trump has brilliantly kept the emotional issue of illegal immigration front and center. He wants to block the caravan, end birthright citizenship and make it much harder for illegal aliens to claim asylum. The polls are out- 65% of likely voters in swing districts across the USA agree with Trump. The middle class will come out in record numbers for Trump. Bet on it.

In the 2014 midterm election in Texas 1.7 million voted early. This year early voting in Texas numbered over 4.3 million. With a booming economy and an illegal alien invasion in the headlines, you think they’re coming out for Democrats?

No way Jose.

I’ll go out on a limb again. I’ll put my gut instincts up against every poll and pollster and political “expert.” All of them…all of them…say the House is lost. But they don’t have a clue what’s happening. I predict they’re all wrong again. The Silent Majority is whispering again- and they love Trump. They support Trump. They will reward Trump.

I’ll go out on a limb again to predict another upset for the GOP on Tuesday. We will expand our Senate majority by 3 to 6 seats. It will be very close but, the GOP will hold the House. America stays bright red- again

Democrats will be in shock and mourning. The pollsters got it all wrong again.

And Wednesday morning will be the busiest day for psychiatrists and psychologists in the history of America.

Remember this?

Satanists at Trump inauguration protest, Washingon, DC

And this?

Satanists at Trump inauguration protest, DC

And this?

Pro-gun control “March for Our Lives” demonstration in Washington, DC, March 24, 2018

Be confident, patriots.

Go forth and vote to take our beloved country back from the hate-America, no-border fake-news media jackals, Hollyweirdos, globalists, and satanists.

Pray for America.

~Eowyn

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What happened to Obama? He looked wasted & defeated at Milwaukee rally

Did you know that the latest  Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll has President Trump’s approval numbers among “African Americans” at 40%?

Blacks traditionally vote Demonrat, so low black voter turnout is really bad for Democrats. When Obama won Wisconsin in 2012, black voter turnout was at 74%, but that number plummeted to 55% in 2016, according to the liberal Center for American Progress. Clinton would have narrowly won Wisconsin if black turnout had remained at 2012 levels. In Milwaukee, low black voter turnout in 2016 was especially costly for Hillary Clinton. She narrowly lost Wisconsin, which was among a handful of states that helped determine the presidency. (US News and World Report)

On Friday, October 26, 2018, Barack Obama went to one of Milwaukee’s most impoverished black neighborhoods to campaign for Wisconsin Democrats and to encourage blacks to vote.

Good grief, what happened to him?

It’s not just the grey hair. He looks wasted; his skin is sallow. His eyes look frightened. Look at the bags under his eyes — they weren’t there a year ago. Is he strung out on drugs? Or is the rumored HIV/AIDS finally catching up with him?

Body language analysis of Obama says he’s desperate and defeated.

When he opens his mouth, he lies. Obama told a spectacularly ridiculous lie about the “migrant caravans”. Beginning at the 3:11 mark, he said:

“The latest thing, they’re convinced, they’re trying to convince everybody to be afraid of a bunch of impoverished, malnourished refugees a thousand miles away.”

What dope is Obama smoking? Do these brawny, military-age young males look “impoverished” and “malnourished” to you?

Obama has the look of a desperate man who’s scared stiff — of a military tribunal?

Is his name on one of the 55,677 sealed indictments as of September 30, 2018?

Surely Obama knows that President Trump is beefing up Gitmo (the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) with more than $200 million in new construction this year and next, including $115 million for a new 848-troop barracks, and that recently Defense Secretary Jim Mattis named an Army colonel to be Gitmo’s chief war court judge.

Recall that on CNN on September 6, 2018, Ohio Governor John Kasich said “John McCain was put to death“ (5:03 mark in the video below).

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‘Seinfeld’ actress hyperventilates Trump America is going Nazi, but ignores the Left’s 640 acts of violence & harassment

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 57, is best known for playing Elaine Benes in the “Seinfeld” TV sitcom.

Last weekend, Louis-Dreyfus starred in an apocalypic ad for the ‘Multiply Your Vote’ campaign, warning that the United States is heading toward a future like Nazi Germany unless President Trump’s power is restrained. She said:

“Donald Trump, you are the president of all citizens of this country, you should not inflame the hatred of some at the violent expense of others. We’ve seen Jews subjected to persecution, prejudice, and mass murder for thousands of years. We were all horrified by the horrific slaughter of 11 Jewish congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. In memory of the 11 people who lost their lives at their place of worship we call on the President to unequivocally denounced fascism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism. On November 6th, vote for unity, vote for decency, vote.”

The video also features two Holocaust survivors. Marta Lightner said, “Last two years, since Trump is in charge, it’s getting by day, worse and worse and worse”; another Holocaust survivor Tova Rotlevy-Cohen ominously said “this administration opened a Pandora’s Box.”

The ad then to shows footage from the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville last year, where neo-Nazi marchers chanted: “Jews will not replace us!”

Are you still wondering about the oh-so convenient (cough, cough) timing of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting?

See “Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was preceded by an active shooter drill; shooting used to silence AltMedia” and “The curious case of Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert G. Bowers

Louis-Dreyfus followed the ad with a tweet on Sunday, accusing President Trump of “spreading fear, encouraging racism and inciting violence.” (Breitbart)

President Trump is a Nazi who’s “spreading fear, encouraging racism and inciting violence”?

Once again, the Left are engaging in psychological projection. As John Nolte of Breitbart points out, it’s the Left who have perpetrated acts of media-approved violence and harassment against Trump and his supporters, numbering 640 in all (I updated Nolte’s list with one on October 30, 2018).

Here’s a sample (Clash Daily):

October 30, 2018: Media mogul Steven Clifford says straight white males should be banned from voting.
October 29, 2018: Actor James Cromwell: There will Be ‘blood in the streets’ unless Trump is stopped.
October 29, 2018: Twitter allows 179 death threats against Trump.
October 29, 2018: Shots fired into Republican Party office in South Daytona, Florida.
October 28, 2018: Left-wing mobs disrupt Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) rally.
October 25, 2018: New York Times runs story fantasizing about Trump’s assassination.
October 25, 2018: GOP headquarters vandalized in Iowa City, IA.
October 24, 2018: Left-wing activist with history of harassing GOP lawmakers arrested for trying to buy radioactive material.
October 24, 2018: N.J. GOP Congressional candidate receives letter threatening his children.
October 23, 2018: Boulder thrown through Rep. McCarthy’s (R-CA) office window.
October 21, 2018: Obama’s former deputy secretary of state Philippe Reines says harassment of Sen. Mitchell McConnell and his wife “is fine”.
October 20, 2018: Angry Leftists harass McConnell and wife at restaurant: ‘Why Don’t You Get Out of Here?’
October 19, 2018: New York man charged with threatening two senators over their support for Brett Kavanaugh.
October 18, 2018: Democrat operative for Soros-funded group arrested for ‘battery’ against Nevada GOP candidate’s campaign manager.
October 17, 2018: Professor calls for harassing Republicans at restaurants, sticking ‘fingers in their salads’.
October 16, 2018: Person claimed ricin was in letter sent to Senator Collins home.
October 16, 2018: Left-wing comedian gets physical with Trump supporter at Hooters.
October 16, 2018: Republican candidate Shane Mekeland punched in Minnesota restaurant.
October 16, 2018: Gov. Cuomo (D-NY) blames GOP for Antifa attack on Manhattan club.
October 16, 2018: Republican State Rep. Sarah Anderson assaulted in Minnesota.
October 16, 2018: DFL employee calls for Republicans to be beheaded.
October 12, 2018: GOP office vandalized in Mesa, AZ.
October 12, 2018: Antifa smash windows, deface doors of Metropolitan Republican Club in Manhattan.
October 11, 2018: Anti-Trump protester threatens to rape Conservative reporter.
October 11, 2018: A truck with ‘Trump 2020’ bumper stickers was left at a bar overnight. Someone set it on fire.
October 10, 2018: Susan Rice’s Republican son assaulted at pro-Kavanaugh event.
October 10, 2018: Eric Holder tells Dem activists: ‘When they go low, we kick ‘em’.
October 10, 2018: CNN says mobs have “constitutional right” to chase Republicans out of restaurants.
October 4, 2018: Republican senators hit with death threats amidst Kavanaugh fight.
October 3, 2018: Ricin and threatening letter sent to Trump.
October 2, 2018: Two people hospitalized after exposure to powdery substance at Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s Houston campaign office.
October 2, 2018: GOP Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) assaulted by protesters.
October 1, 2018: Vandals hit Illinois GOP headquarters with ‘RAPE’ graffiti.
October 1, 2018: Senator Mitch McConnell badgered at airport by anti-Kavanaugh activists.
September 30, 2018: Georgetown professor said white GOP senators in Kavanaugh hearing ‘deserve miserable deaths’.
September 12, 2018: Trump Resistance makes rape threat to Republican Senator Susan Collins staffer over Kavanaugh vote.
September 11, 2018: DC police investigate threat to commit mass shooting at a MAGA event in Trump International Hotel.
September 11, 2018: Threats of rape and strangling force writer into hiding after anti-abortion tweet.
September 5, 2018: Man shouting ‘Treason’ intentionally rammed truck into local Fox station KDFW.
August 9, 2018: FBI announce arrest for contract killing threat via Twitter of ICE agent.
August 1, 2018: Woman charged with trying to hit man with her car over Trump sticker.
July 19, 2018: California anti-Trump protesters target legal immigrant’s cafe over Trump support, hurl feces.
July 17, 2018: Gory Trump throat-cutting art decorates Portland gallery.
July 16, 2018: House Democrat calls for ‘military folks’ to ‘stop Trump’.
July 15, 2018: Former Clinton White House staffe said it’s ‘tempting’ to beat up Republican Senator Rand Paul [who had already been hospitalized and assaulted in his own yard by a Democrat neighbor in another incident].
July 10, 2018: Protesters arrested, accused of assaulting officer at Portland ICE office.
July 9, 2018: Anti-Trump activists vandalize New York DHS office.
July 6, 2018: Long Island man threatened to kill supporters of Republican Congressman and President Trump.
July 6, 2018: Woman threatens to stab Alan Dershowitz in heart.
July 3, 2018: Left-wing Catholic calls for sending Trump supporters to the guillotine.
July 2, 2018: Mother of cancer survivor harassed online for thanking Eric Trump for $16 million in St. Jude support.
June 28, 2018: Journalist lies about Maryland mass-shooter being a Trump supporter.
June 25, 2018: Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) calls on mobs to confront Trump officials over immigration policies.

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Garbage: “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” underage orgy scene on Netflix

From Fox News: The popular Netflix series “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is marketed to young teenage girls, tied to a family friendly comic franchise and billed as a modern reboot of the harmless “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” so when viewers were bombarded with a steamy orgy scene featuring underage characters, some parents and critics were shocked.

Kiernan Shipka, who is best known for her role as Sally Draper on the AMC hit “Mad Men,” portrays the 16-year-old witch in the young adult series, but the intimate scene in “Sabrina” is about as provocative as anything infamous womanizer Don Draper ever participated in on screen.

The orgy scene – set to Fiona Apple’s “Criminal” – appears in the seventh episode of the series and features half-a-dozen scantily clad teens in Sabrina’s house. When the 16-year-old namesake character is hesitant to join in, she’s mocked for “killing the mood” and told to either “get in, or get out.”

The raunchy scene sent viewers scrambling to social media slamming it as “uncomfortable” and inappropriate.

Family Research Council’s senior fellow Peter Sprigg told Fox News that “Sabrina” is not suitable for its target audience.

“Taking once-wholesome comic book characters and turning them into sinister and hyper-sexualized TV characters is a troubling trend in itself. The dark, occultish elements in ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ provide reason enough for parents to keep their children — including teens — far away from this show,” Sprigg said. “The show has gone over the top in depicting an actual orgy on screen, and if they think having the teen participants keep their underwear on makes it all right, the writers and producers need to think again. This content is not appropriate for anyone, but especially not for the teen audience it targets.”

Netflix and Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s other series, CW’s “Riverdale,” also features a similarly uncomfortable striptease hot tub scene with characters who are underage.Sabrina” is billed as a companion series to the CW hit, which has been criticized for similar provocative content. “Riverdale” is also based on an Archie comic, but both of Aguirre-Sacasa’s shows have ditched the wholesome family values of the original intellectual property.

A spokesperson for Aguirre-Sacasa did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and “Riverdale” are hardly the first two shows to sexualize teens, as The CW’s “Gossip Girl,” Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars” and a variety of MTV programs are recent examples. Most cases involve adult-age actors playing teens in order to get away with erotic storylines — with “Sabrina” being no exception. However, some media gurus feel things are getting worse in the modern era of prestige TV.

“It’s ill-advised for Netflix to go down this road given the climate. With no advertisers to answer to, it seems they’ll take the controversy and press it will generate over any kind of subscriber backlash,” The Hill’s media reporter Joe Concha told Fox News.

Media Research Center Vice president Dan Gainor criticized Netflix as “woke TV,” pointing to “Sabrina” as an example of why parents must proceed with caution before allowing children access to the streaming giant.

This depraved show promotes teen sex and witchcraft. Parents need to know that’s what their kids might be watching when they tune in Netflix,” Gainor told Fox News.

Commercial artist Troy Riser was among the outspoken critics on social media, sending numerous tweets condemning Netflix for the “orgy scene” and even declaring that “traditional kid-friendly brands such as the Archie Comics universe should not be used to market softcore porn.” Riser’s children are adults now, but when reached by Fox News he explained that he’s concerned for today’s youth.

“Packaging adult entertainment in a traditionally family-friendly brand is pretty disturbing stuff,” Riser told Fox News. “I’m thinking more about children in general — young girls in particular — who would gravitate to a show about ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch,’ a show many parents would naturally think would be kid-safe given their own memories of Archie comics and the G-rated Melissa Joan Hart show several years ago.”

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Shocker, not: Glamour “Women of the Year” are rabid anti-2A, TDS-infected progressives

The media continue their all-out attempt to push progressive narratives ahead of the mid-terms. Case in point: Glamour magazine has published their annual “Women of Year” issue and it includes several TDS-infected libtards.

From their article:

“In the 28 years that we’ve celebrated Women of the Year—both in our pages and at our annual summit and awards ceremony—the stories of our honorees often start with the same idea: a woman that refuses to wait for someone else to make things better. Alone, or with an army behind her, she decides to act.”

Honorees include:

Kamala Harris: The California senator who loves abortion and illegal aliens once joked about killing President Trump.

Chrissy Teigen: The anti-everything Trump model has a garbage mouth and calls for civility yet routinely trashes people on Twitter.

The Women Activists of March for Our Lives: These teenagers apparently “demanded change” and “won’t take no for an answer.”

What change exactly did they achieve?

Did they see that the Broward Coward sheriffs were held responsible for their inactions? Did they hold Sheriff Scott Israel responsible for his ineffective leadership? Did they see that the FBI was responsible for their inaction on the tips about the Parkland shooter?

Sure, some new gun laws were passed in Florida. Exactly how many school shootings have these new gun laws prevented?

Rather all these activists did was trash the NRA, Dana Loesch and responsible gun owners. As a result of their activism, NRA membership dramatically increased.

What a bunch of liberal garbage Glamour magazine is promoting.

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First 100 of 7,000-14,000 troops have arrived to secure US-Mexico border

Yesterday evening, a Defense Department official told Fox News that:

  • The first 100 active-duty troops of Operation Faithful Patriot had arrived at the U.S.-Mexican border at a port of entry in McAllen, Texas to provide support for Border Patrol agents.
  • There are about 2,600 troops now at staging bases, largely in Texas.
  • Several thousand more troops are expected to flow in through the weekend and move into California and Arizona.

The Pentagon said more than 7,000 active-duty troops are being sent to the southern border, with more possible. President Trump said the number could reach 15,000, which is the equivalent of nearly an entire military division. A divisional unit in the U.S. Army typically consists of 17,000 to 21,000 soldiers.

There are about 1.3 million active-duty service members in the U.S. armed forces.

And as Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, who as head of U.S. Northern Command is leading Operation Faithful Patriot, said in a press conference on October 29, the troops that are deployed to the border will be armed.

Also yesterday, in a speech on immigration, President Trump, as Commander In Chief, gave the military mobilizing at the border permission to use lethal force. He said that if “migrants” try to throw rocks at soldiers, they should act as though the rocks are “rifles”.

Trump also said he will sign an executive order sometime next week which would ban migrants from claiming asylum if they cross the border illegally. “Migrants” claiming political asylum would not be let into the U.S., but would be held in vast tent cities.

Operation Faithful Patriot is set to last only 45 days.

Below is a video of hundreds of military vehicles being transported to the border (h/t Kal ©):

H/t CSM

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Update (Nov. 3):

An intriguing email from my friend, John Molloy, Chairman of the Coalition of Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans, who is at a conference in Arlington, Virginia:

I am at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington Virginia at the conference but the Marine Corps is having its 243rd anniversary celebration in the same location. However the Marine Corps birthday is actually November 10th. I asked a few Marine officers why they’re celebrating on November 3rd are they deploying next week and I just got a few grins who knows?

~Eowyn

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