Thanks for the beer, but I think I heard something, go get Daddy his gun!
With party leaders like Maxine Waters pushing violence and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushing Socialism, Americans are turning away from the radical far left party.
More than 56 percent of voters find the Democrat Party out of step with American mainstream.
Joseph Curl at The Washington Times reported:
Let’s get right to the good stuff: In a new poll conducted by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, just 33 percent of those surveyed think the Democratic Party is “in the mainstream.”More than half (56 percent) consider them out of step.
Just two years ago in 2016, those numbers were far different: 48 percent mainstream, 42 percent out. That means the “mainstream” number has plunged 12.5 percent, a huge drop in just two years.
Man, it’s not easy being a Democrat these days.
Chief among the party’s problems (and they have many) is that the Democrats lack a leader. The last head of the party, Barack Obama, took his mojo with him when he left town, and he’s busy partying it up with Jay-Z and Beyonce in Paris. Meanwhile, 2020 is still too far away, so no one has yet emerged around whom the party faithful can rally.
Call them what they are.
Via Daily Caller:
The Justice Department has instructed attorneys to start using the phrase “illegal immigrants” instead of “undocumented immigrants” in reference to people who come into the country illegally, according to an email obtained by CNN.
“The word ‘undocumented’ is not based in U.S. code and should not be used to describe someone’s illegal presence in the country,” the email said, according to a CNN article published Tuesday.
The email also said “illegal alien” is the appropriate term for someone coming into the country illegally as defined in the U.S. Code.
This is another step implemented by the Trump administration in their fight against illegal immigration, which is becoming an even bigger issue ahead of the November midterm elections.
Environmentalists are targeting your hamburgers and buffalo wings with a “Meat Tax.” And they claim they have “never been closer to a meat tax.”
As reported by Bloomberg Law:
“Hamburger addicts, barbecue junkies, and fried chicken fanatics may soon be asked to pay a surcharge for their obsessions with meat.Excise taxes on beef, pork, and chicken could be the next big thing in a state and local tax environment that’s already comfortable with “sin tax” regimes aimed at cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, and gambling and is adapting quickly to special levies on sugar-sweetened beverages, greenhouse gases, and marijuana.
While there are no current legislative proposals imposing state or local surcharges on meat, a growing number of public health, environmental, and animal rights advocates are bullish on tax schemes addressing the mounting social costs of meat production and consumption.
“We have never been closer to a meat tax,” said Ashley Byrne, associate director of campaigns for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). “We have seen people—including meat eaters—realizing that meat is bad for their health and meat is taking this incredible toll on the environment. People seem more open than ever to an excise tax on meat. If we are going to tax tobacco, if we are going to tax soda, it absolutely makes sense to have a similar tax on meat.”
(Bloomberg) — Mark Zuckerberg is counting the cost of user disenchantment with Facebook Inc.
His fortune tumbled by $16.8 billion in late trading Wednesday, as shares of the social media giant slid 20 percent at 5:37 p.m. in New York on disappointing results. If that holds through Thursday’s close, he will slide to sixth place from third on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. It would also wipe his $13.7 billion of gains for the year, leaving him with just less than $70 billion.
Second-quarter revenue and average daily visitors fell short of analysts’ estimates, according to a statement from the Menlo Park, California-based company. Revenue increased 42 percent to $13.2 billion, missing the $13.3 billion Wall Street consensus. The company is grappling with new data laws in Europe, criticism over its content policies and privacy issues.
“The Facebook guidance debacle will be a tough pill to swallow for the bulls and weigh on FANG names as this comes on the heels of a Netflix miss as well last week,” said Daniel Ives, head of technology research at GBH Insights. “Facebook’s outlook will cause worries on the Street and that could spread to other names with stock multiples coming under attack. Facebook’s nightmare guidance will spook tech investors with a near term white knuckle period ahead.”
With Facebook down more than 20 percent after hours, that would far and away be its biggest drop ever. Its previous biggest drop was a 12 percent fall back in July 2012 shortly after it went public.
The broader market looked to be on sounder footing heading into Thursday. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust was off about 0.3 percent in after-hours trading. Investors were likely encouraged by President Donald Trump‘s comments following his meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that hinted that a trade deal between the U.S. and European Union was possible.
On Tuesday’s episode of “The View,” Meghan McCain put on a clinic for her dim counterparts all too happy to embrace socialism.
“This makes my head explode,” interjected a fed-up McCain as the co-hosts gushed over “Democratic Socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s vision of America.
After noting that Democrats will “lose spectacularly” if they run a radical, the 33-year-old rifled off a few warning shots about the system of socialism. “The problem with socialism, in the words of Margaret Thatcher, ‘At a certain point you run out of spending other people’s money,'” she said. “Venezuela, one of the richest countries in the world in the 70s — now the average Venezuelan has lost 24 pounds because they’re starving to death; 90% of the country is living in poverty.”
“What I need from [Ocasio-Cortez],” she continued, “name one country where socialism has ever worked.”
“Every Democratic Socialist who goes on TV saying that it’s good needs to start paying 90% in taxes … the amount of taxes that every socialist in this country thinks you need to, because if you think the government is so good at spending money, look at the VA,” said McCain. “It is dangerous.”
Co-host Joy Behar interrupted McCain to list countries such as Sweden and Denmark as examples of socialism working out. McCain responded by highlighting that “countries with a population of 300,000 people in no way can be related comparably to the United States,” adding that the comparison is “delusional.”
As noted by Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro, the Left’s love affair with Scandinavian and broader European socialism is wrongheaded, since, for example, such nations “skew to the right in an attempt to avoid disaster.”
Behar tried another route: slamming Republican tax cuts for “the rich,” which she falsely framed as the government “giving” money to “those really rich people” as opposed to the government allowing people to keep more of their own money.
“I’m sorry, if you think the government is so good at running things, then the post office is a ‘great run business” — the VA?” responded McCain.
“Some of us in this country do not want socialism to be normalized,” she concluded.
SOURCE: Daily Wire
(CNN)Presidential candidate Donald Trump is heard on tape discussing with his attorney Michael Cohen how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model’s story about an alleged affair Trump had with her years earlier, according to the audio recording of the conversation aired exclusively on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time.”
Rudy Giuliani previously said ( LIED 🤥) Trump had no idea he was being recorded, didn’t make a payment and that he had done nothing wrong….Trump can NOT go a day without “Lying” to the American people. This recording isn’t about a crime, it’s about Trump versus the “TRUTH!!”🤥🤥🤥………Papa Mike
CNN aired a private recording of President Trump discussing with his attorney Michael Cohen how they would purchase rights to Playboy model Karen McDougal’s story about their 2006 affair.
The private recording is from a conversation between Trump and Cohen in September of 2016; Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis provided the recording to CNN.
McDougal sold her story to the National Inquirer for $150,000 but the tabloid, favoring Trump, didn’t run the story – a practice known as “catch-and-kill
Cohen told Trump about his plans to set up a company and finance the purchase of the rights from American Media, which publishes the National Enquirer.
“I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David,” Cohen said in the recording, likely a reference to American Media head David Pecker.
Trump interrupts Cohen asking, “What financing?” according to the recording. When Cohen tells Trump, “We’ll have to pay.” Trump is heard saying “pay with cash” but the audio is muddled and it’s unclear whether he suggests paying with cash or not paying. Cohen says, “no, no” but it is not clear what is said next.
Rudy Giuliani previously said ( LIED 🤥) Trump had no idea he was being recorded, didn’t make a payment and that he had done nothing wrong.
A clip of the private recording was aired on Chris Cuomo’s show “Cuomo Prime Time” on CNN Tuesday evening.
It’s a very short clip and the audio is muddled an inaudible; it’s basically a nothing-burger.
SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit
Mexican national is the new term for illegal alien.
A 48-year-old Mexican man who died in an apparent suicide in Gallatin County jail on Sunday was wanted in Cascade County for the sexual abuse of two girls, ages 13 and 15, according to charging documents filed last week.
Rodolfo Millan-Calderon jumped to his death from the second floor of the detention center in Bozeman on Sunday morning, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported.
Sheriff Brian Gootkin says 48-year-old Rudolfo Millan-Calderon was let out of his cell at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday for breakfast. He walked to the second level of the facility and jumped head-first onto the floor below. Emergency medical efforts were unsuccessful and he died at the scene.
Four days earlier, Cascade County Judge John Parker issued a $50,000 warrant issued for Millan-Calderon’s arrest. He was apprehended on July 20.
Cascade County prosecutors alleged in court documents Millan-Calderon and his family had been residents of Great Falls since July 2016 and were in the U.S. illegally from Mexico.
BOTH OF THESE DIMocrat FAR LEFT CRIMINALS SHOULD HAVE HAD THEIR “SECURITY CLEARANCES” REVOKED YEARS AGO!…..Papa Mike
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper responded to the White House’s announcement President Trump is considering revoking security clearances of several Obama Deep State Operatives, including Clapper.
Clapper called the move to revoke security clearances a “very very petty thing to do.”
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says President Donald Trump’s consideration of revoking his and several other former national security officials’ security clearances is a “very, very petty thing to do.”
When asked about the process for removing the security clearances of former officials, Clapper said it was within the President’s power to do so.
“There is a formal process for doing this,” Clapper said. “But you know, I guess, legally the President has that prerogative, and he can suspend and revoke clearances as he sees fit. If he chooses to do it for political reasons, I think that’s a terrible precedent, and it’s a really sad commentary and it’s an abuse of the system.”
As TGP’s Kristinn Taylor reported, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced at Monday’s press briefing that President Donald Trump is reviewing the process to revoke the security clearances of several Deep State critics for abusing their post-government retention of security clearances by lying about Trump and Russia, as well as politicizing and monetizing their security clearances.
The issue was brought up earlier Monday by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) who said he would be meeting with Trump about revoking the security clearance of John Brennan, reported TGP’s Cassandra Fairbanks.
Sanders named former Obama CIA Director John Brennan, former G.W. Bush CIA Director Michael Hayden, former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice, fired FBI Director James Comey, fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and former Obama Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton weighed in on the matter:
How deluded do you have to believe that Obama was a moral leader? The current leftist claim is that Obama had no scandals except for a tan suit. Because it’s moral to lie to the American people and send terrorists pallets of cash? And then we can go back to Bill Clinton, accused of rape. Quite the example. Or FDR, who sent American citizens to internment camps.
Via Daily Caller:
When “The View” co-host Sara Haines complained on Monday that “the day and age of a moral leader left possibly with President Obama,” Meghan McCain clapped back immediately.
“What era was that?” McCain asked, “when JFK was sleeping with Marilyn Monroe?”
During a discussion about Michael Cohen’s recorded conversation with President Trump, Meghan McCain challenged the narrative by saying that she was far more concerned with current foreign policy concerns than with the president’s personal life.
As noted recently, the latest convenience that sanctimonious authoritarian fools (i.e., progressives) want to use the “gentle guiding hand” of government coercion to snatch away from us is plastic drinking straws. This Reason video notes that the anti-straw jihad fits a pattern; liberals like to “spend your money on feel-good policies that make no real difference”:
The moonbats at the end of the video are lying through their teeth. They say they will stop sucking; they will never stop sucking.
It’s about time! Why the hell wasn’t this done as soon as Trump became President?…….Papa Mike
Good. Time to start playing hardball with these people.
Via Daily Caller:
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders doubled down on congressional calls for former CIA Director John Brennan to lose his security.
Sanders was asked Monday during the press briefing if the president will “call for the removal of former director Brennan’s security clearance.”
Sanders said not only is the White House looking at stripping Brennan’s security clearance, they are looking at stripping the clearances of a wide range of officials.
“Not only is the president looking to take away Brennan’s security clearance, he is also looking into the clearances of Comey, Clapper, Hayden, Rice and McCabe,” Sanders said, “The president is exploring the mechanisms to remove security clearance because they politicized and in some cases monetized their public service and security clearances.”
“Making baseless accusations of improper contact with Russia or being influenced by Russia against the president is extremely inappropriate,” Sanders continued. “And the fact that people with security clearances are making these baseless charges provides inappropriate legitimacy to accusations with zero evidence.”