Overnight Open Thread: Slain Officer’s Son Gets Teddy Bears Made Out Of Dad’s Uniform

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(CNN) — It’s been two months months since St. Louis Police Officer Blake Snyder was gunned down. And 2-year-old Malachi hasn’t stopped asking for his daddy.

How do you tell a toddler his daddy is never coming home?

“He’s been asking for his daddy a lot which is hard,” Elizabeth Snyder told CNN affiliate KTVI. “I don’t know how to respond to him yet. Every time I look at him, I’m also reminded of my husband not coming home.”

That talk will have to happen sometime. But for now, Malachi’s been given something to remember his dad by: Two teddy bears made out of his dad’s uniform.

The bears were an early Christmas present from a family friend. Snyder posted a photo on Facebook of the beaming boy clutching his gift.

The words “love you always” and “always with you” are sewn into the feet of each bear.

Snyder, 33, was responding to a disturbance call on October 6 when he was fatally shot at close range. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar called his death an ambush.

Chip Gaines Shows True Christian Reaction To Buzzfeed, Cosmo Effort To Get Him

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Class act.

Via Twitchy:

Buzzfeed (and other outlets that promoted the story) took quite a bit of flak for reporting about the gay marriage beliefs of the pastor of Chip & Joanna Gaines’ church, putting the “Fixer Upper” couple in an uncomfortable and unfair spotlight.

Chip Gaines had a message about Buzzfeed & Cosmo writers who wrote and promoted the hit piece:

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After Two Days Of Wisconsin Recount…Trump Gains 2 More Votes On Clinton

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So far it’s just showing how accurate the count truly was.

Via Hot Air:

[Jill Stein’s] team argued for a statewide hand recount in order to bypass the machines that they claim were manipulated. They have provided no evidence at all of such tampering, and a state judge rejected the request because of that lack of evidence. If the federal court winds up rejecting the recount because of the differing methods of counting ballots in each county, that will be quite the Catch-22, and it may force Wisconsin to create a uniform statewide process for recounts in the future.

It won’t make much difference either way. As predicted, the recounts show almost no changes to the outcome, and in fact demonstrate a remarkable degree of Election Night precision:

Numbers released by the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Friday showed little change to the vote totals here so far.

That’s true in the state’s largest city, said Neil Albrecht, the head of the Milwaukee Election Commission. He estimated that one-quarter of the city’s ballots have already been processed.
After two days, more than 500 precincts around the state have completed their recounts, about one-seventh of the total. Excluding those in the city of Milwaukee*, where absentee ballot recounts have not yet been completed (and are conducted centrally rather than in the precincts), the overall change thus far has been to add five votes to Trump’s totals and three to Hillary Clinton’s. Stein has picked up 24 votes, mostly from one county that had left off her vote total in error on its tally sheet. At this rate, we’re looking at an overall shift of less than 100 votes in Trump’s lead of 22,000 — and in his favor, not Hillary’s, and certainly not Stein’s.

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Angry Sally Field Joins Twitter To Find Out How People Could Have Voted For Trump

GOP Plans Immediate Repeal Of Obamacare, But Delay Implementation To Phase Out

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WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress plan to move almost immediately next month to repeal the Affordable Care Act, as President-elect Donald J. Trump promised. But they also are likely to delay the effective date so that they have several years to phase out President Obama’s signature achievement.

This emerging “repeal and delay” strategy, which Speaker Paul D. Ryan discussed this week with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, underscores a growing recognition that replacing the health care law will be technically complicated and could be politically explosive.

Since the law was signed by Mr. Obama in March 2010, 20 million uninsured people have gained coverage, and the law has become deeply embedded in the nation’s health care system, accepted with varying degrees of enthusiasm by consumers, doctors, hospitals, insurance companies and state and local governments.

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This Town Gives Trump A Second Look After The Carrier Deal

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INDIANAPOLIS — Steeling himself against the cold outside the Carrier air-conditioning plant on Thursday, Brian Dyson is ecstatic.

“Look, when Trump came here and said he was going to save jobs, I saw that as just another promise from a politician. Now I realize he is not a politician but a salesman and a deal-maker,” he said, pausing then adding, “And I kind of like it.”

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump stunned the nation when Carrier tweeted that they had worked out a deal with his team to save at least 1,000 of the 1,400 jobs that were set to be sent to Monterrey, Mexico next year.

When a victorious Trump, in his trademark red tie and blue suit, visited Carrier’s Indianapolis factory on Thursday, he was given a standing ovation by several hundred employees in the company auditorium.

Even among many of the workers who did not vote for the president-elect, the moment was electrifying. “To have the president-elect of the United States come to tell you ‘I have not forgotten you’, well that is a powerful moment for people who have felt as though their quest for dignified work and life was over,” said Dyson.

Dyson, who places sales on the line at the plant, has spent half his life here at Carrier. “It’s been a good job, it’s afforded me the ability to have that middle-class lifestyle that everyone dreams you can achieve when you work hard at your craft,” the 44-year old said.

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27 Yr Old Male Hillary Clinton Supporter Hits 69 Yr Old Woman In Head With Chair Over Election

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Leftist mania strikes again, literally…

Via Observer:

An argument over the recent presidential election in the lobby of a Donora high-rise apartment complex ended with a resident of the building hitting a 69-year-old woman over the head with a chair, police said.

Matthew Pugh, 27, of Donora Towers, 685 Meldon Ave., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant obtained by Donora police on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment.

Borough police were called to the apartment complex Nov. 20. Witnesses told police that Pugh and the woman, also a Donora Towers resident, were in the lobby when they got into a disagreement about politics, particularly the recent presidential election.

Pugh reportedly became enraged. He allegedly picked up a chair and hit the woman over the head, knocking her to the floor. The chair opened a gash on her head that bled severely, police said. The woman also suffered other injuries in the fall.

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CNN’s Van Jones Claims Trump ‘Helps Make’ Muslims ‘Radical’

Yup, radical Islam had nothing to do with it…

HT: Newsbusters

BREAKING: Challenge To Presidential Election In PA Is Over After Stein Fails To Pay $1 Million Fee

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Looks like the scam failed…

HARRISBURG, Pa — (WHTM) According to legal documents, Jill Stein and her campaign failed to post the $1 million bond needed to challenge the election in Pennsylvania. The court proceeding scheduled for Monday has been canceled.

A “praecipe to discontinue and withdraw” was filed citing that Jill Stein did not post the $1 million needed in the matter of the 2016 presidential election. A source close to the matter told ABC27’s Dennis Owens that Monday’s scheduled court proceeding has been canceled and the challenge is over.

Man Attacked At Bus Stop In Kansas City, MO, By Teens Who May Have Thought He Was Trump Supporter

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “Who did you vote for?” It’s a political question that sparked an attack, as teens targeted a man who was just waiting at a bus stop near the Country Club Plaza.

The victim said the teens didn’t like his response, so they started throwing punches.

The attack happened this weekend at a bus stop near J.C. Nichols Parkway and Ward Parkway, which is just a stone’s throw away from a corner of Plaza.

“I was on the Plaza and I thought it was safe, you know?” said victim Robert Barrentine, “The Plaza is usually a safe spot. I haven’t had any problems down there before.”

Barrentine said he wasn’t wearing anything that displayed his political affiliation. Yet for some reason, this group of six teens picked him out of the people waiting for the bus and got in his face.

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Moonbat Madonna Repeatedly Slams Trump In Miami Show, Said Ashamed To Be American

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That photo pretty well sums up Madonna… an aging, has-been clown.

Via AP:

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an American in a magnetic performance in Miami on Friday night where she raised more than $7.5 million for the African nation of Malawi.

The Material Girl dug deep into her personal treasures, auctioning off pieces from her own art collection, a costume from her tour modeled by Grande and black and white photos from her 1985 wedding to ex-husband Sean Penn shot by the late photographer Herb Ritts. The trio of wedding photos sold for $230,000.

Penn, who attended the fundraiser and bid on several pricey items when the auction stalled, handcuffed Madonna and crawled through her legs at one point as the two tried to coerce the audience to bid higher.

“For once, he’s not the one being arrested,” she joked.

The party lasted until early Saturday morning when Madonna took the stage for an hour-long performance before a star studded crowd that included Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, James Corden, ex-boyfriend A-Rod and Courtney Love. The fundraiser was just one of the many parties during Art Basel Miami Beach, a contemporary art fair.

Madonna, who performed in a pink sequined clown top and fishnet stockings, seemed to hold nothing back, especially her opinions on the election, joking with the audience that she had promised to perform sexual favors for those who voted for Hillary.

She coyly said she’d been in Donald Trump’s bed, but later revealed it was for a magazine photo shoot and that Trump wasn’t even there — and she criticized his cheap sheets.

“They won’t be Egyptian cotton because we all know how he feels about Muslims don’t we,” she said as some audience members gasped.

She gyrated to a slowed-down version of Britney Spears’ “Toxic” and seductively sang, “You know that you’re toxic,” as images of Trump appeared on a large screen behind her.

At one point, she walked into the audience, climbing on tables and giving one man a lap dance. She abruptly stood up at another point, grabbed the chair on which she had performed and said she also wanted to auction it, noting $600 could send a girl in Malawi to secondary school and $2,000 would cover her university expenses. The chair sold for $10,000.

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After Terrorist Attack, OSU Puts Out Video Calling For ‘Ending Hate’ Against Minorities

Um, the hate was on the part of the man claimed by ISIS, who ran over people with his car and stabbed people.

Obama Claims Immunity From Lawsuit Under ‘The King Can Do No Wrong’ Legal Maxim

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No more king in 48 days…

Via Washington Examiner:

Just when you thought the lawlessness of the most lawless administration in history couldn’t get worse, the Department of Justice files another legal brief.

In response to a class action lawsuit by as many as 3,500 ready-to-hire air traffic controller applicants whose names were “purged” so the Federal Aviation Administration could hire based on race, federal lawyers asserted that the administration is immune from liability for denying constitutional equal protection because of sovereign immunity. In other words, they claim protection by the legal maxim rex non potest peccare, which means, “the king can do no wrong.”

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Why Is Every Choice For DNC Chair A Horror Show? Meet The Latest…

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Each one reveals reasons why they lost the election.

Via Free Beacon:

South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison has left his position as a top lobbyist for the Podesta Group as he attempts to rally support behind his bid to be chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Harrison, currently chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, announced shortly after the election that he was pursuing the top spot at the national party. His candidacy received a major boost when Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.)—the number three Democrat in the House and Harrison’s former boss—sent a letter to DNC members endorsing him for the role.

Harrison got his start in politics in 2003 as a staffer in Clyburn’s House office and rose through the congressional ranks until 2008, when he left to join the Podesta Group.

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Black Man Arrested After Vandalizing Cars With Pro-Trump, Anti-Black Graffiti

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Some folks doing this are likely activists or leftists, others may be getting paid off to do this stuff to keep it in the media eye and up the alleged ‘hate crimes’.

Via Daily Caller:

The culprit in what was initially believed to be a pro-Trump, anti-black act of vandalism in South Philadelphia earlier this month turns out to be a 58-year-old black man.

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, William Tucker faces four charges related to the case. Police say that on Nov. 9, the day after Trump was elected, Tucker sprayed “Trump Rules” and “Black Bitch” on a white SUV owned by his 62-year-old neighbor, a black woman.

A tipster called police on Nov. 11 and identified Tucker. He was arrested on Nov. 22 and charged with four counts of criminal mischief. He was released on his own recognizance and will have a preliminary hearing on Dec. 8, The Inquirer reports.

The incident was covered on the news before it was known that the graffiti artist was black.

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9 Killed And 25 Unaccounted For In Oakland Rave Fire

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Apparently there were no active sprinkler systems or smoke detectors in the building.

Via Daily Mail:

At least nine people died in a massive fire that destroyed a northern California warehouse during an electronic music party early Saturday morning and officials said the building had no sprinkler system.

Fire Chief Teresa Deloche-Reed said that at least another 25 people are still unaccounted for after the deadly blaze started around 11:30pm in the 1300 block of 31st Avenue during an event advertised as ‘Rave Cave’ featuring musician Golden Donna’s 100% Silk West Coast tour.

‘We still have to do a more thorough search of the building and we don’t know the potential number of other victims,’ Deloche-Reed said.

She added that there was no sprinkler system and that firefighters saw no evidence that smoke detectors were activated during the blaze. Arson investigators are being called to the scene to investigate. ‘Right now there’s 25 names of people that have not been accounted for,’ Deloach-Reed said.

‘We’re not sure if they have already self-transported to the hospital or they have gone to friend’s home. We’re not sure.

‘This is a true loss for the city, for the firefighters who responded, and the people who lost family and friend. It’s just tragic, a real tragedy.’ The fire is thought to be one of the deadliest single-structure fires in Oakland’s history.

Between 50 to 100 people were at the party which started at 9pm and was supposed to last until 4am, officials say.

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Mexican Official On Carrier Deal: ‘Trump Is Telling The Truth’ About Saving US Jobs…

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Still not enough for the moonbats and special snowflakes.

Via CNBC:

A Mexican official from the city that just lost out on 1,000 jobs it expected to take from an Indiana Carrier plant says that Donald Trump is “telling the truth” when he rails against U.S. job losses.

Jaime Garcia Astorga, secretary of economic development of Santa Catarina in the state of Nuevo Leon, told CNBC on Friday that “nobody” believed the president-elect was serious when he “made a lot of declarations” to voters about keeping U.S. jobs in the United States.

Since Carrier agreed Thursday not to ship out some of those jobs, however, “this is a learning experience lesson for our city. This is a learning lesson for our state,” said Garcia.

“Mr. President Trump is telling the truth. I don’t know if it is correct or not correct, but he is telling the truth,” Garcia said. “And he is making the thing that he has promised.”

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Media: If Trump’s Economy Is Good, Thank Obama!

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Via Weekly Standard:

The Trump win was supposed to sink the economy. Instead, things—at least so far—seem to be looking up. And so a new media narrative has just been launched: If Donald Trump succeeds, it will be because President Barack Obama gave him such a great push. How else to explain the near simultaneous publication of two articles on Friday, one in Politico, the other at FiveThirtyEight.

The first is “Trump Inherits Obama Boom” by Politico’s Ben White, with the subheadline, “The president is handing his successor an economy that’s now the envy of the world.” The second, over at FiveThirtyEight, come from Ben Casselman and is headlined, “Trump Will Benefit From Obama’s Strong Job Market.” To Casselman’s credit (or that of his editor), the subhead is a bit more measured: “Donald Trump will inherit a job market that is strong but perhaps not quite firing on all cylinders.”

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Black Woman Praises Tacoma Police After Shooting: “I Don’t Want To Hear Anything About Black Lives Matter”

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How dare she go against the narrative!

Via Law Officer:

Christine Croskey owns the home where a suspect shot and killed a Tacoma police officer Wednesday evening. She was inside the home as the incident unfolded Wednesday evening. Yet despite the chaos, Croskey made herself quite clear: “I don’t want to hear anything about black lives matter, because all lives matter.”

According to a KIRO-TV news report, Croskey also praised law enforcement: “I want to say the Tacoma Police Department handled this matter with such professionalism… despite one of their own being shot.”

For those willing to listen, her words speak volumes.

Her remarks bear a wisdom grounded not only in sympathy, but in genuine empathy. And as many first responders know, empathy is often needed most during times of tragic loss.

Undoubtedly, Croskey’s words have comforted Tacoma Police personnel reeling from the loss of a fellow officer—if not law enforcement personnel across the nation.

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China Lodges Protest After Trump’s Call With Taiwan

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Interestingly, despite liberal freakout, China is not resorting to war or a nuclear response. They’re blaming Taiwan for the incident, rather than Trump. China does well to learn they can’t tell us to to talk to.

Via NY Post:

China lodged a diplomatic protest on Saturday after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the “petty” move.

The 10-minute telephone call with Taiwan’s leadership was the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of “one China”.

China’s Foreign Ministry said it had lodged “stern representations” with what it called the “relevant U.S. side”, urging the careful handling of the Taiwan issue to avoid any unnecessary disturbances in ties.

“The one China principle is the political basis of the China-U.S. relationship,” it said.

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