New York Times Falsely States Rick Perry Didn’t Know What The Department Of Energy Does

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Via Daily Caller:

The New York Times interpreted a quote from a former Trump transition official to mean that Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of energy, didn’t fully grasp the role of the Department of Energy.

That former transition official, Michael McKenna, told The Daily Caller Wednesday that the Times misinterpreted him and Perry “of course” understood that a key role of the Department of Energy is caring for the nation’s nuclear arsenal.

The Times story, “‘Learning Curve’ as Rick Perry Pursues a Job He Initially Misunderstood,” was written by Carol Davenport and David Sanger and published Wednesday.

Davenport and Sanger wrote that in the “days after” President-elect Trump offered former Texas Gov. Perry the job of energy secretary, Perry “discovered” that he would “become the steward of a vast national security complex he knew almost nothing about, caring for the most fearsome weapons on the planet, the United States’ nuclear arsenal.”

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NY Times Fawns Uncontrollably Over Obama As His Term Ends…

No shame.

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Report: Trump To Immediately Sign As Many As 200 Executive Orders Targeting Obama’s Policies…

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Make America great again!

Via Daily Caller:

President-elect Donald Trump will sign as many as 200 executive orders targeting a wide range of Obama administration policies, according to Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano.

Napolitano told Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum Wednesday night that, based on his conversations with the president-elect, Trump could sign hundreds of regulations on his third full day in office. The judge did not say what policies were being targeted by the incoming administration.

Trump has hinted he would, for example, work to repeal “job killing” energy regulations his first day in office. Trump’s also said he’d repeal Obama-era executive orders on immigration, and he pledged to begin dismantling the Affordable Care Act.

The Trump transition team told reporters Wednesday Trump would issue just “four to five” executive orders on Friday after he’s sworn in.

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Video: Every Candidate For DNC Chair Thinks Democrats Should Partake In “Street Fighting” Protests Against Trump…

A violent uprising, how progressive.

UPDATE: 68 Democrats Now Say They Will NOT Attend Tomorrow’s Inauguration…

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HT: FNC

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Won’t Call Trump A “Legitimate President”…

Same woman who spent the last 8 years shrieking “racism” at even the slightest criticism of Obama.

Mexican Border State Governor Destroys 500 Fast And Furious Guns

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Eric Holder’s legacy. 500 down and 1500 Fast and Furious guns still in the hands of the drug cartels.

Via Breitbart:

MONTERREY, Nuevo León — Authorities in this border state destroyed more than 5,000 firearms during a special event with 500 of those from the infamous Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.

During a special event, Nuevo Leon governor Jaime “El Bronco” Rodriguez Calderon oversaw and participated in the destruction of the weapons in the downtown area of Monterrey. High ranking military and state law enforcement personnel accompanied Rodriguez as he spoke about cartel violence and the destruction that those weapons had brought.

According to Nuevo León officials, the weapons had been seized from criminal organizations and from crime scenes. Rodriguez Calderon stated that the weapons had been smuggled into Mexico by criminal organizations from other countries.

More than 500 of the seized weapons were traced back to the failed Fast and Furious Operation where the U.S. Department of Justice allowed Mexican cartels to illegally purchase weapons in the U.S. in order to move them into Mexico. The weapons were supposed to be traced to high ranking cartel figures, however the U.S. Department of Justice lost track of thousands and bolstered the arsenals of criminal enterprises.

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Obama Issues Warning To Trump: Will Step In If He ‘Rounds Up’ Children For Deportation, Hits Voting Rights Or ‘Silences Dissent’…

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Once a community agitator, always a community agitator.

Via Daily Mail:

President Obama issued a farewell warning to President-elect Donald Trump, saying he would jump off the political sidelines if Trump goes against certain ‘core values.’

At his last scheduled news conference before leaving office on Friday, Obama said if there was ‘systemic discrimination,’ efforts to ‘silence dissent’ or to ‘roll back voting rights,’ he would be ‘speaking out.’

It was among his most activist descriptions of his next act, and indicates Obama may be rethinking his post-presidency role and heeding the urgings of some activists to play a stronger function in the leaderless Democratic Party as it navigates the Trump administration.

That group of issues, Obama explained, were ‘core values that may be at stake’ and would prompt him to get off the sidelines.

If I saw systematic discrimination [is] being ratified in some fashion. I put in that category explicit or functional obstacles to people being able to vote, to exercise their franchise,’ Obama said.

He continued: ‘I put in that category institutional efforts to silence dissent or the press.’

He saved some of his most impassioned remarks for DREAMers. ‘And for me, at least, I would put in that category efforts to round up kids who have grown up here and for all practical purposes are American kids, and send them someplace else, when they love this country, they are our kids’ friends and their classmates and are now entering into community colleges or in some cases serving in our military …’

‘The notion that we would just arbitrarily, or because of politics, punish those kids, when they didn’t do anything wrong themselves, I think would be something that would merit me speaking out. It doesn’t mean that I would get on the ballot anywhere.’

His comment about DREAMers references immigrants brought here illegally as children. Obama issued executive actions to protect them from deportation, but their fate is now in limbo.

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HT: Clayton Grant

CNN President: Network’s ‘Credibility Is Higher Than Ever’

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A real knee-slapper, Jeff. Glad you’re laughing.

Via The Hill:

CNN President Jeff Zucker says President-elect Donald Trump’s attacks on his network are an attempt to “delegitimize journalism,” adding that CNN’s “credibility is higher than ever.”

“It’s just unfortunate that the most powerful person in the world is trying to delegitimize journalism and an organization that plays such a vital role in our democracy,” Zucker told New York Magazine in an interview Wednesday.

“I think he’s entitled to his opinion, but it’s — to use one of his favorite words — sad.”

Zucker reflected on Trump’s press conference last week, when the president-elect refused to let CNN reporter Jim Acosta ask a question and accuse him of “fake news.”

“I think the era of access journalism as we’ve known it is over,” said Zucker, who took over at CNN in 2013.

“It doesn’t worry me that Donald Trump hasn’t done an interview with CNN in eight months. I think our credibility is higher than ever, and our viewership is higher than ever, and our reporting is as strong as ever. … Continuing to have an adversarial relationship with that network is a mistake.”

Trump has not appeared on CNN since an August interview with Anderson Cooper, and has repeatedly attacked the network by calling it “dishonest as hell” and “fake news.”

Zucker — who once ran NBC Universal, including MSNBC — also said MSNBC ”Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski made a mistake by going to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago hotel to attempt to arrange an interview on New Year’s Eve.

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NEA Urges Teachers, Students To Skip School And Protest Trump

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The organization that claims to represent our children’s teachers is openly advocating against the constitutionally elected President of the United States. This organization is teaching anti-American sedition to our children. The first step to getting rid of the NEA is the abolishment of the Department of Education, which is not much more than a taxpayer-funded front for the NEA.

Via Washington Examiner:

The National Education Association is urging students and teachers to skip school Thursday to protest the presidency of Donald Trump at school.

Promoting a “National Day of Action” on Thursday, the NEA said, “On Thursday, January 19, the day before Donald Trump assumes the presidency, thousands of students, parents, educators and community members from across the nation will hold rallies in front of school buildings to inclusively stand up for all students.”

The protests are being organized by the Alliance to Reclaim our Schools. On its website, it details the plan:

— A rally at a school, or district offices calling for more investment in public education.
— Actions targeting billionaires or corporations that receive tax breaks from the city and deny public schools the revenues they need to be successful.
— A group meeting with your U.S. Senator to demand that he/she vote NO on the nomination of billionaire Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.
— “Walk-ins” at local schools around the city in the morning in support of public education.
— Visits to / rallies at the offices of state legislators or members of Congress to demand full investment in public education and ask them to vote NO on vouchers and charter expansion.

The protests aren’t just focused on Trump’s education plans, said the NEA in a statement.

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Obama Calls Voter Fraud “Fake News”…

One. More. Day.

Overnight Open Thread: Police Officer Creates Portraits Of Officers Killed In The Line Of Duty

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What a great way to honor and remember those fallen officers. Great work, Jonny! Here’s a link to his Facebook page.

Via Fox29 (WTXF):

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (WTXF) – A police officer who sketches the images of suspects found a way to use his talents in another way.

Faced with the alarming number of line-of-duty deaths, officer Jonny Castro told Fox 29’s Bill Anderson that he hoped to find a glimmer of light and pay tribute to his fallen friends….For Goodness Sake.

“There’s an ongoing debate about police relationships’ with communities and how we all interact- but one thing that tends to unite all of us, is when an officer is killed in the line of duty,” said Officer Castro.

After starting in art school, Castro served in the Military before he joined the Philadelphia Police Department.

While on patrol, a job in the graphic arts department opened up. Officer Castro said it fit many of his interests, but also inspired him to honor his fellow fallen officers.

Officer Castro spends about eight hours on a portrait.

“It’s something the family has to remember them by. Not just husbands and wives but maybe brothers and sisters, sons, daughters. They can each have a copy and hang it in their own place,” he said.

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1/3 of House Democrats Refuse To Participate In Peaceful Transfer Of Power

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Democrats attacking democracy again…

Via Hot Air:

Just a few months ago progressives were warning that failure to publicly accept the results of the election was a threat to our democratic system. Yet, as of today, one-third of House Democrats say they will skip the inauguration of Donald Trump, the public ceremony marking the peaceful transition of power.

Yesterday I noted that the number refusing to attend the DC event was 52 but by today it had jumped up to sixty-five. Very few of these lawmakers are claiming they are too busy to attend. Instead, Democrats have announced they will protest the incoming president by refusing to take part in the ceremony.

One day before the 2016 election, the Huffington Post published a warning about the scary things that could await America if the losing candidate refused to accept the results of the election. The piece was titled, “Here’s What Could Happen If Donald Trump Doesn’t Accept The Election Results,” because, of course, Trump was the candidate who was going to lose. The subhead for the story was, “This is scary stuff.”

Huff Post offered three scary consequences of refusing to accept election results. The first was undermining the incoming president. Political historian Allan Lichtman of American University warned, “If people don’t accept the legitimacy of the president, that could spread to lawmakers.” Could that also work the other way? If lawmakers appear to reject the legitimacy of the incoming President can that spread to the people? Because, having lost the election, that seems to be what Democrats hope will happen.

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Ted Cruz Introduces Bill To Declassify Info About Gitmo Detainees Obama Has Released Since Election

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Great move. Let everyone see exactly who it is that Obama is really releasing…

Via Daily Caller:

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a bill on Tuesday that would declassify information about the terrorist activities of detainees at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba who have been released or transferred since Election Day.

The move came after a report that the Obama administration recently struck a deal with Oman to transfer 10 detainees from Gitmo. The move brings the total number of detainees down to less than 50.

Cruz and other Republicans have been heavily critical of Obama’s transfers and of his promise to close the facility before leaving office. Republicans point to a statistic that 30 percent of detainees released or transferred from Gitmo either return to terrorist activities or are suspected of doing so. Obama has also been criticized for transferring detainees with known links to terrorists. Several close associates of Osama bin Laden — drivers and bodyguards — have been transferred from Gitmo.

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‘Hamilton’s’ Lin-Manuel Miranda Celebrated Commutation for Convicted Terrorist

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Apparently that’s Miranda’s idea of “American values”…

Via Free Beacon:

The creator of the hit broadway musical “Hamilton” is being called out for supporting a convicted terrorist who targeted Americans after he previously paused his show to lecture Vice President-elect Mike Pence on protecting the country’s citizens.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote and starred in “Hamilton,” had his co-star read a statement on stage to Pence in November when the vice president-elect attended the show. The playwright, a Hillary Clinton supporter, called on Pence to “uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us” because he is afraid the incoming Trump administration will not protect all Americans.

However, Miranda celebrated on Twitter after President Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence for Oscar Lopez Rivera, a member of the Armed Forces of National Liberation, known by its Spanish acronym FALN, Mediaite reported.

FALN was a communist group dedicated to Puerto Rican independence that used terrorism inside the United States to promote its cause. Lopez Rivera was a key figure behind several bombings in the U.S. in the 1970s and 1980s, some of which killed Americans.

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Sanders: We Are Not A Compassionate Society, Worse Than Any Country On Earth…

Really, Sen. Sanders?

We are worse than North Korea, China, Syria, Iran?

“Poverty” in our society is well-off in some other countries of the world, who don’t have ample food, televisions, cable, iPhones, etc.

There’s a reason that people still flee other countries to come to our shores.

Freedom and opportunity are powerful, and yes, compassionate, draws.

The United States is the also the most generous country on the face of the earth to other countries.

We are one of the only countries who rebuilds countries after we go to war with them, who gives financial aid to countries all around the world.

Perhaps Sen. Sanders needs a reality check visit to some places around the world.

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He could start by visiting places where Senator isn’t a career job that somehow enables someone to have three homes, including a nice lake house.

The United States has certainly been compassionate to someone who never held a real job outside of government…

Snoop Dogg Dares ‘Uncle Tom-A** N*ggas’ To Perform At Trump’s Inauguration

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It’s this kind of attitude that has sparked the threats to the performers like Andrea Bocelli and Jennifer Holliday. Snoop Dogg doing it makes it appear acceptable to others.

Via Daily Caller:

Rapper Snoop Dogg has made clear he will personally go after any black entertainer who would dare perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration this weekend.

Snoop made the statement in a video post, saying, “So ain’t nobody going to perform for Donald Trump, huh? Which one of you jigaboo-ass niggas gonna be the first one to do it? Wait, I’m going to roast the fuck out of one of you Uncle Tom-assed niggas for doing it.”

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Obama Explains Why He Commuted Manning’s Sentence…

You’re right. The average person who discloses classified info doesn’t go unpunished.

Just leftist heroes and Hillary Clinton…

Via Daily Caller:

Barack Obama explained why he commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence as held his last press conference as president on Wednesday.

“First of all, let’s be clear,” Obama said. “Chelsea Manning has served a tough prison sentence. The notion that the average person who was thinking about disclosing vital classfieid information would think that it goes unpunished, I don’t think would get that impression from the sentence that Chelse aManning has served.”

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Obama Reduces Sentence For Governor … Of Gangster Disciples…

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Turning his life around, teaching the illiterate inmates how to read…

Via KTVI:

Among the people having their sentences reduced by President Obama is Eric “Fat Eric” Wilson, a former “governor” in the Gangster Disciples street gang.

Obama on Tuesday reduced the 44-year-old Wilson’s life sentence for engaging in drug dealing with six others to 35 years in prison.

At the time of Wilson’s March 1998 sentencing, the Gangster Disciples was under the sway of Larry Hoover, who is currently serving a life sentence in federal prison in Colorado. Hoover allegedly ran the gang’s drug activities from an Illinois prison during the early 1990s.

Prosecutors say Wilson and other gang “governors” had hundreds of gang members reporting to him.

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HT: Marathon Pundit

German Inventor Creates ‘Anti-Rape Underwear’ Following A Spate Of Sex Attacks

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Gee, what has increased the number of rapes in Germany? How about addressing that?

Via Daily Mail:

A German inventor has created rape-proof knickers in the wake of a spate of sex attacks.

The underwear comes equipped with a combination lock and a loud alarm which goes off if they are tampered with.

German media has reported the pants are so popular some online shops have sold out.

Because of the lock, the pants cannot be pulled off and they are made with a material which is almost impossible to cut through or tear.

The 130-decibel alarm is automatically activated if the garment is cut off.

The advertisement for the pants reads: ‘Scarcely a day passes without headlines of sexual assaults.

‘Only recently, a father in Kleve could barely prevent an attempted rape of his daughter. Brand new on the market of deterrence: underpants with a number lock.’

But security comes with a price – one pair of the pants costs 100 euros (£87).

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