While speaking at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. this morning, liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore addressed the crowd and gave them some advice for what they should do when it comes to the Democratic Party in the future.
“We have to take over the Democratic Party,” Moore exclaimed.
He continued, “God bless the Democrats who fought with us. Who’ve done so many good things. It’s no knock on them, but…”
Moore went on the talk about how twice in the last 16 years Democrats won the popular vote for the presidency but lost the election.
“Are you going to let this happen again in your lifetime,” Moore asked the crowd. “I’m not!”
There are conflicting reports, but that’s horrific, if true.
A Nigerian separatist group says the death toll has risen to 20 after a demonstration in support of U.S. President Donald Trump turned into clashes with police.
Friday’s demonstration in southern Rivers state was organized by the Indigenous People of Biafra, which wants Trump to support the creation of an independent Biafran state for the Igbo people.
Member Ugochukwu Chinweuba said Saturday that lawyers were working to locate and release those arrested by police. He said more than 200 people remained missing.
Nnamdi Omoni, a spokesman for Rivers state police, denied that anyone was killed but said 65 people had been arrested.
Neither of the competing accounts could be independently verified.
One million people died in the 1967-70 civil war over efforts to create a Biafran state.
HT: Young Cons
Dems are not going to enjoy living under the rules change imposed by Former Senator Harry Reid.
Via Free Beacon:
Democrats loyal to former President Barack Obama are waging a behind-the-scenes effort to undermine President Donald Trump’s national security team by blocking key appointees, according to multiple sources familiar with the outgoing administration’s efforts.
The centerpiece of this obstruction is the recent refusal by Senate Democrats to quickly confirm incoming CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
Democratic leaders—including Sens. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), Ron Wyden (Ore.), and Patrick Leahy (Vt.)—postponed Pompeo’s confirmation, claiming they need more time to debate the pick, which is widely supported by a majority of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
The decision to stall Pompeo’s vote, a move that will leave the critical post of CIA director vacant as Trump takes office, is part of a wider effort by the outgoing administration and its allies to hamstring Trump on the national security front, according to multiple sources, including those close to the Trump administration.
Gen. Michael Hayden, a former CIA director who served under former Presidents George W. Bush and Obama, told the Washington Free Beacon that he is “puzzled by the objections recently raised” by Senate Democrats.
“It’s hell being the political football,” Hayden said Saturday afternoon, ahead of a visit by both Trump and Pompeo to the CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.
Democrats cited Hayden’s role under Bush and Obama as a precedent for Pompeo’s holdup.
That will clear the way.
Via NY Post:
President Trump’s son-in-law has been cleared to work in the White House as a senior adviser.
His hiring of Jared Kushner would not violate a federal anti-nepotism law because a loophole grants the president the authority to hire employees who are family members, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Daniel Koffsky wrote Friday.
The 14-page Department of Justice memo matches the legal argument Kusher’s attorney Jamie Gorelick made to ensure the real estate mogul could get a role in the Trump administration.
Via Daily Caller:
Breathing exercises in the Rose Garden and a steady stream of booze got the White House through election night, a communications staffer wrote in a story recounting his experience watching Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton lose.
Pat Cunnane had been so confident Clinton would win that when he penciled in plans for former President Barack Obama to meet the president-elect that week, he wrote down her name in his calendar. A few days later, he found himself “ugly crying” in the Oval Office as Obama gave the White House staff a pep talk about President Donald Trump’s stunning victory.
“The beer and bourbon flowed,” he wrote in The New Yorker.
The poor snowflake missed the inauguration.
DisruptJ20 protesters dismissed as a joke an undercover Project Veritas video showing activists supposedly planning to shut down Thursday night’s DeploraBall by setting off smoke bombs or the sprinkler system — but D.C. police weren’t buying it.
The 34-year-old man arrested Thursday night for conspiracy to commit assault at the event was among the activists featured in the undercover video released this week, according to court documents made public on Friday.
Scott Ryan Charney was one of the three men caught on camera discussing plans to set off fire alarms and spray Butyric acid — an ingredient commonly used in stink bombs — at the National Press Club, where the party for Donald Trump supporters was held Thursday night. In the Project Veritas video, Mr. Charney is identified as Scott Green, the documents state.
Project Veritas this week publicly released an undercover video taken Dec. 18 that shows three men associated with the D.C. Antifascist Coalition and DisruptJ20 group discussing plans to disrupt the DeploraBall.
After the release of the video, DisruptJ20 organizers said the activists in the undercover video figured out the Project Veritas investigator was a plant and “gave him false information about … what they felt was the most humorous red herring available: a false plot to use stink bombs at an event called the Deploraball with the so-called ‘Alt-Right.’”[…]
Mr. Charney was arraigned on the charges in D.C. Superior Court Friday, as President Trump was being sworn into office.
Going against the media narrative.
This marks our first Weekly Report Card for new President Trump and it starts with a bang. Both of our professors, coming at Trump from opposite sides, give 45th President of the United States an A.
PEOTUS became the 45th POTUS at noon on Friday. Before he did, he really roiled the waters in Europe. Speaking to the Times of London and Bild (German) newspapers, Trump repeated his criticism of NATO from the campaign, again calling it “obsolete.” He also criticized German Chancellor Angela Merkel for admitting refugees from the Middle East, calling them “illegals,” and said the European Union was just a vehicle for Germany. Trump went on to praise Britain for exiting the European Union and said that other nations would follow its lead.[…]
Friday came at last, and with it a memorable inauguration speech. It was pure Trump, strongly populist and at times almost angry. He spelled out a philosophy that rejects the Washington and media elites and aims to benefit the American people, telling everyone that they would never be forgotten again. Now comes the hard part of turning those words into government policy and action.
Former President Barack Obama leaves office with nearly a 60 percent approval rating and an unemployment rate cut in half. President Donald Trump enters office with an economy in much better shape but a pervasive sense of angst, particularly among his base of middle class Americans.
In his first official act as president, his Inaugural Address, he hit his speech out of the park. He has declared a revolution, a new spirit of patriotism, an inclusiveness that was missing during his campaign. “When we are patriotic we all bleed the same blood,” he said.
Here’s a sample of how they they called out, rightfully so, comments about the Obama children.
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) January 21, 2017
As yet, no MSM condemnation of SNL writer Katie Rich for mocking 10 year old Barron Trump calling him “the nation’s first home school shooter.”
Trudeau shaking in his ballet shoes.
President Donald Trump’s “America first” inauguration speech prompted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to make an emergency conference call Friday night to his provincial and territorial counterparts.
Trudeau was reportedly trying to convince Canadian premiers that his Liberal government is prepared to meet the formidable trade challenges that a Trump presidency presents, most importantly renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The Canadian media reaction to Friday’s inauguration ran the gamut from stoic pessimism to fear and anger. CBC commentator and Toronto Star journalist Sam Khanlari tweeted, “Might stay in the Trump Tower for a week. Piss on the walls and smoke weed.”
Trudeau tried to assuage fears of a trade war with the U.S. by emphasizing “the importance of the Canada-U.S. relationship” and the “opportunities presented by the new administration.”
According to a statement from the prime minister’s office, “Together, we benefit from robust trade and investment ties, and integrated economies, that support millions of Canadian and American jobs. We both want to build economies where the middle class, and those working hard to join it, have a fair shot at success.
Canada’s conservative opposition is also trying to mend fences with its leader, Rona Ambrose, in Washington, D.C., for a week to meet with congressional leaders.
Calgary Conservative Member of Parliament Michelle Rempel told The Daily Caller that the Trudeau government remains a threat to the stability of Canada-U.S. relations because of the domestic policies of the Liberal Party.
Moonbats Lower Lady Liberty Into Coffin, Part Of New Orleans Jazz Funeral On Day Of Trump Inauguration…
Nobody missed work to attend.
As Donald Trump was being inaugurated in Washington, D.C. on Friday, a brass band was warming up with mournful tones outside the gates of Armstrong Park.
The dirge played and protesters lowered a papier-mache Statue of Liberty into a wooden coffin. And as the band switched over to the bolder songs of a second-line, more than 200 protesters kicked off the Jazz Funeral for Lady Liberty, one of several anti-Trump events planned in New Orleans in the coming days.
The crowd and atmosphere was festive as the march took off down N. Rampart Street, with costumed protesters waving signs as they marched down Canal Street into the French Quarter. And the attitude of many was defiance.
“We’ve made so much progress over the last eight years and we can’t lose that without a fight,” said Dixie McIlwraight, as she helped push the casket along.
As they marched, protesters chanted “No Big Sleazy in the Big Easy” and carrying signs with slogans such as “Let’s not make America hate again” and “Never have so few ignored so many.”
Warning for insanity:
She will never break the glass ceiling.
She arrived at the East Front of the Capitol at not quite 20 minutes past 10 a.m. in a pantsuit of the softest cream, smiling gamely and waving to onlookers. She ignored a reporter’s shouted question about how it felt to be there, but off camera, some among the panelists and anchors on CNN could be heard chuckling at the excruciating obviousness of the query.
And just a half hour later, Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared at the top of the passageway leading to the inaugural platform, a mute witness to a moment of history she had prayed would never happen. As she and her husband made their way through the VIP crowd to their seats, still smiling, someone called out, “We’re here for you!”
If it was Clinton’s unhappy task to sit just behind and to the left of Donald Trump as he took the oath of office as the 45th president, she bore it with her usual stoicism and cast-iron discipline, despite a smattering of boos when her name was announced. “I am here today to honor our democracy and its enduring values,” her Twitter account declared. “I will never stop believing in our country & its future.”[…]
As rain spattered the platform, Hillary Clinton joined the comparatively small and sad ranks of vanquished candidates in open presidential races in modern times who have been compelled to stand by as their rivals took power: Richard Nixon in 1961, Hubert Humphrey in 1969, Al Gore in 2001. Nixon alone had experienced both sides of the equation, watching John F. Kennedy take the oath in 1961, and taking the job that Humphrey wanted eight years later.
“I think maybe you should deliver my address today, Hubert,” Nixon told Humphrey as he arrived at the White House for the ceremonial ride to Capitol Hill with Lyndon Johnson, trying to “keep the mood light,” he remembered.
Man Shot During Protest Of Milo Yiannopoulo At University Of Washington, Suspected Shooter Arrested…
The insanity continues.
A man was shot Friday night on the University of Washington campus during a protest for a controversial speaker, and the suspected shooter turned himself in claiming self defense, police said.
A large crowd packed the Red Square area of campus Friday night protesting a speech by controversial Brietbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Police were blocking the entrance to Kane Hall, and investigators said bricks and paint were thrown at officers.
Medics received the shooting report at 8:26 p.m., after Yiannopoulos’ speech began in Kane Hall, but while a large crowd of protesters remained outside.
UW students were alerted to the suspected shooters arrest early Saturday morning. He was being questioned early Saturday morning by UW police, who are handling the investigation.
The shooting victim is 32 and suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound to the abdomen, Seattle police said. He was in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center, and was previously identified by authorities as a 25-year-old.
The University of Washington College Republicans invited Yiannopoulos to speak on Friday, the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration. People hoping to attend the event started gathering on campus around 5 p.m.
Protesters showed up around 6 p.m. and began clashing with police. Meanwhile, in downtown Seattle another protest left Westlake Park, with some demonstrators marching to the U-District to join the UW protest.
Protesters at UW threw rocks, fireworks, and other items at officers. They blocked the entrance to Kane Hall, but Yiannopoulos’ speech still started around 8 p.m.
But you weren’t welcome if you were pro-life. You’re not a woman then…
Via NY Post:
Tens of thousands of people descended on the nation’s capital Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington, joining protesters from around the world on the first full day of President Trump’s term in office.
About 200,000 had been expected at the protest to oppose Trump and push an array of progressive causes, but organizers told The Post that over double that number could turn up for the three-hour event, which kicked off at 10 a.m.
“You won’t get in. We can’t move,” said one woman talking on the phone near American Indian Museum.
After seeing the crowd coming out of the Judiciary Square Metro stop, a woman wearing a so-called pink “pussy hat” being used to symbolize the march said to a friend: “I think they underestimated this thing,” she said.
“They always do,” he replied.
Welcoming the new CINC.
The Salute Our Armed Services inaugural ball was a star-studded affair on Friday evening, literally, with hundreds of military service members from four-star generals to cadets, to police officer and fire fighters.
Trump arrived at the ball around 11 p.m., to a rousing applause. “You are special people. You are great people. I have your back. We are going to do great things for our country,” Trump told the crowd. Troops deployed in Afghanistan, at the Bagram Air Base were hooked up to the event via satellite and gave their congratulations to their new Commander in Chief.
Prior to the ball, President Donald Trump met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the heads of each military service branch. According to Adm. John Richardson, Chief of the Navy, the discussions allowed the new Commander in Chief and the heads of military get to know one another. More serious talks will follow, he assured.
The Senate also confirmed Gen. James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense, and Gen. John Kelly to be the Secretary of Homeland Security. “The generals get approved first. Maybe that’s the way its supposed to be,” Trump said.
Amid the crowds of hundreds of service members, veterans, first responders, and their families, was a who’s who of Trump’s national security team.
Gen. John Kelly, was just confirmed as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security earlier this afternoon. He told Sinclair Broadcast Group, “I am am absolutely thrilled and honored to once again be serving the nation.”
As the Trump presidency gets underway in the coming weeks, Kelly is most excited about “getting to know the quarter-million professionals in the Department of Homeland Security.”
Gen. Mattis was surrounded by admiring service members, and received an overwhelming applause when Donald Trump announced his successful confirmation.
The military ball is one of only three inaugural balls that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended, a decision that has sent a message to the attendees of the event. That message is that the new president will make the military a priority.
Sarsour was also a part of Occupy, Black Lives Matter and any one of a number of leftist efforts.
Via Daily Caller:
Linda Sarsour, one of the organizers behind Saturday’s Women’s March, being held in Washington, D.C., was recently spotted at a large Muslim convention in Chicago posing for pictures with an accused financier for Hamas, the terrorist group.
Sarsour, the head of the Arab American Association of New York and an Obama White House “Champion of Change,” was speaking at last month’s 15th annual convention of the Muslim American Society and Islamic Circle of North America.
While there, she posed for a picture with Salah Sarsour, a member of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee and former Hamas operative who was jailed in Israel in the 1990s because of his alleged work for the terrorist group.
Burkas and pussy power hats, a conflict of interest.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is asking American Muslims to participate in the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, and to bring pre-printed signs to the demonstration.
One of the available signs advertises the Muslim civil rights organization’s support for “justice & equality for all,” according to a press release sent to The Daily Caller.
Another sign on offer from CAIR reads “Say No to a ‘Muslim Registry.”
A third pre-made CAIR sign Women’s March on Washington for the reads “Women’s Rights are Human Rights.”
One of the main speakers during the Women’s March on Washington will be Zahra Billoo, the director of CAIR’s San Francisco Bay Area office.
Organizers of the Women’s March on Washington had advertised the event as “inclusive,” but have since indicated that inclusion doesn’t extend to women who don’t support abortion.
The guy who made mistake was Zeke Miller, who is pretty straight up and who immediately tried to correct it and apologize. It was other media that went hog wild with the original report.
President Trump returned the bust of Winston Churchill to the Oval Office, fulfilling a promise he made during the campaign. But the move set off a wave of speculation over what happened to the bust of Martin Luther King Jr. that President Obama had moved into the Oval Office to replace Winston.
TIME reporter Zeke Miller initially tweeted that the MLK Jr. bust have been removed entirely, but his first report was wrong.