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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Donald Trump intends to nominate Gen. James Mattis, one of the most respected military men of his generation, to run the sprawling Department of Defense, it was reported Thursday.

Citing people familiar with the decision, the Washington Post said the announcement from the president-elect is expected next week.

But since a law prevents those on active duty within the last seven years from serving in a civilian post, Congress will not only have to confirm Mattis but also pass a law making an exception.

Congress has done that just once, when Gen. George C. Marshall was appointed to the post in 1950.


Monday, November 28, 2016

The Wisconsin Elections Commission set a timetable Monday for a recount of the presidential election but rejected a request to require a count by hand made by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who quickly responded that she would sue.

Unless Stein wins her lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court, officials in each of Wisconsin's 72 counties would decide on their own whether to do their recounts by hand. That could mean some counties perform recounts by machine and some by hand.

Citing the results of a 2011 statewide recount that changed only 300 votes, Elections Commission chairman Mark Thomsen, a Democrat, said this presidential recount is very unlikely to change Republican Donald Trump's win in the state. read more


Friday, November 18, 2016

Here is the WashPo appointment tracker for all open Cabinet Posts, click the link (I know that scares many of you Libs because it will force you to both read and comprehend) to get the latest updates. read more


Monday, October 31, 2016

John Kass, Chicago Tribune: Has America become so numb by the decades of lies and cynicism oozing from Clinton Inc. that it could elect Hillary Clinton as president, even after Friday's FBI announcement that it had reopened an investigation of her emails while secretary of state?

We'll find out soon enough.

It's obvious the American political system is breaking down. It's been crumbling for some time now, and the establishment elite know it and they're properly frightened. Donald Trump, the vulgarian at their gates, is a symptom, not a cause. Hillary Clinton and husband Bill are both cause and effect.

So what should the Democrats do now? read more


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Democratic operative whose organization was helping Hillary Clinton's campaign announced Tuesday that he would be "stepping back" from the campaign after an edited video suggested that he and other staffers hired people to attend Donald Trump's campaign rallies and incite violence.

Robert Creamer -- husband of Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky -- announced his resignation in a statement after conservative activist James O'Keefe released a video under his organization Project Veritas Action, which showed Creamer and other operatives purportedly discussing methods for inciting violence at rallies for the Republican nominee.

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Comments

Yeah I'm sure he checked each afghan he took pleasure in killing to see if they were a wife beater before he murdered them.
#58 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2016-12-02 08:50 PM

Don't know much about the Taliban, do you:

Women were not allowed to work
Women were not allowed to be educated after the age of eight, and until then were permitted only to study the Qur'an
From the age of eight, females were not allowed to be in direct contact with males other than a close "blood relative", husband, or in-law
Women should not appear in the streets without a blood relative or without wearing a burqa
Women should not wear high-heeled shoes as no man should hear a woman's footsteps lest it excite him
Women must not speak loudly in public as no stranger should hear a woman's voice
All ground and first floor residential windows should be painted over or screened to prevent women being visible from the street
Photographing or filming of women was banned as was displaying pictures of females in newspapers, books, shops or the home
The modification of any place names that included the word "women" was required. For example, "women's garden" was renamed "spring garden".
Women were not allowed to be treated by male doctors unless accompanied by a male chaperone, which led to illnesses remaining untreated.

Any women caught violating these rules faced public flogging and execution for violations of the Taliban's laws.

Males were encouraged to take care of these violations themselves by private "discipline" (including beatings and honor killings) if they could.

Pretty sure if they were pointing a gun at you in the early 2000s they were Taliban.

But go ahead with your little fantasy that the Big Bad Marine was indiscriminately killing people because they were "brown."

You're praising Trump for saving 1,000 jobs while losing 1,200, but I bet you never had a good word to say about Obama for saving over 100 times as many.

#80 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2016-11-30 05:53 PM

As I pointed out earlier, the Bush Administration arranged for and approved the Auto Bailout, Pres. Obama was merely the shepherd of the funds based on the terms laid out by the Bush Administration when W unilaterally arranged for the bailout.

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH: IT WAS GEORGE W. BUSH WHO BAILED OUT THE AUTOMAKERS

Joe Biden is right about the auto bailout. There was a President who bucked a public outraged about the Wall Street bailout, and loud criticisms from within his own party, to make an unpopular decision that ended up saving tens of thousand of jobs and putting Detroit on the road to recovery. Joe Biden is right about the auto bailout. There was a President who bucked a public outraged about the Wall Street bailout, and loud criticisms from within his own party, to make an unpopular decision that ended up saving tens of thousand of jobs and putting Detroit on the road to recovery.

So Biden was telling the truth when he said, in reference to the Republican candidates, that the President "made the tough call… [he] was right, and they were dead wrong."

The only problem with Biden's history lesson is that the "man with steel in his spine" he referred to should have been George W. Bush, not Barack Obama. Lest we forget, it was Bush rather than Obama who initiated the government rescue of the auto companies.

On December 19, 2008, a week after Republicans in the Senate had killed a bailout bill proposed by Democrats, saying it didn't impose big enough wage cuts on the U.A.W., Bush unilaterally agreed to lend $17.4 billion of taxpayers' money to General Motors and Chrysler, of which $13.4 billion was to be extended immediately. He had to twist the law to get the money. Deprived of congressional funding, he diverted cash from the loathed tarp program, which Congress had already passed, but which was supposed to be restricted to rescuing the banks. "I didn't want there to twenty-one-per-cent unemployment," he said to a meeting of the National Automobile Dealers Association in Las Vegas last month, explaining why he acted as he did. "I didn't want history to look back and say, ‘Bush could have done something but chose not to do it.' "

Obama deserves a lot of credit for finishing the job that Bush and his Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson, had started. He stood with the auto companies, which were victims of extraordinary circumstances beyond their control. As the price of the bailout, he also insisted on some changes at G.M., including the installation of new leadership and the elimination of several brands.

In bailing out the auto companies, Bush earned the lasting enmity of many on the Tea Party/crackpot right, who regard him as a traitorous big-government Republican. And given the anger felt toward him by many liberals and progressives, the decision to intervene didn't earn him much credit on the left, either.

That, perhaps, was inevitable. But let's at least acknowledge what he did.

As a banker, Mnuchin's record shows he has a rather crass attitude towards salt-of-the-earth Americans, having presided over banks that aggressively foreclosed on homeowners in the wake of the financial crisis and was caught discriminating against black and latino mortgage applicants

Conveniently left out of the newly found hate for Mnuchin that the DR Left is heaping on him is the fact that he actually worked with their Demi-God, George Soros, for a number of years, and Soros was involved in the OneWest Bank investment that they are trying to smear him with (from Dave's article):

Mnuchin, who is a former donor to Hillary Clinton, spent 17 years with Goldman Sachs, where his father also had been a prominent executive. He later worked with investment groups affiliated with George Soros, including as chairman of controversial mortgage lender OneWest Bank Group (which would later be acquired by CIT Group).
The Ally/OneWest attack will fall apart pretty quickly in light of the following:
A gang made up of some of Wall Street's biggest names and formed by former Goldman Sachs partner Steve Mnuchin is set to realize a big score from the sale of OneWest Bank to CIT Group CIT +1.99% for $3.4 billion.

Hedge fund billionaires John Paulson and George Soros were part of the group that together with buyout baron Christopher Flowers and billionaire Michael Dell bought the assets in 2009 of the former IndyMac, one of the nation's largest bank failures ever, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which had seized its assets. The group paid $1.55 billion for the bank in the teeth of the financial crisis. The deal to sell the bank to CIT Group was announced Tuesday. (Fortune, JUL 22, 2014)

Funny how that "crass attitude towards salt-of-the-earth Americans" extended to Soros as well.

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