Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Roy Moore's Wife Defends Accusations Of Anti-Semiteism Claiming "One Of Our Attorneys Is A Jew"

Kayla Moore, wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, introducing him at Monday's rally 

At a Roy Moore campaign held a rally on Monday, one night before the Alabama special election, his wife attempted to deflect her hubby's reorted anti-Semitism.

It happened when Kayla Moore was introducing her husband in Midland City, Alabama, and decided to address last week's criticism of Roy Moore after he implied that Jewish Hungarian-born billionaire and philanthropist George Soros would go to hell for his Jewish faith.

While said on conservative Christian radio host Bryan Fischer’s show Moore said of Soros...

No matter how much money he’s got, he’s still going to the same place that people who don’t recognize God and morality and accept His salvation are going. And that’s not a good place,

Moore, unwilling the leave the Democratic boogyman alone, on Monday accused Soros of “pushing an agenda"...

"His agenda is sexual in nature, his agenda is liberal, and not what Americans need. It’s not our American culture. Soros comes from another world that I don’t identify with. I wish I could face him directly, and I’d tell him the same thing.

Attempting to curtail the backlash Kayla Moore those in attendance at the rally that both she and her elderly husband couldn't possibly be bigoted towards those of the Jewish faith because...

Fake news would tell you that we don’t care for Jews. I tell you all this because I’ve seen it also; I just want to set the record straight while they’re here. One of our attorneys is a Jew"

There are no words.

Roy Moore has been accused of molesting two women when they were minors and he was an attorney in his 30s, as well as pursuing and dating other minors including a 14 year old.

Monday, December 11, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Bomber Detonates Explosive In Failed Terrorist Attack In New York's Port Authority

At approximately 7:15 am a man detonated an "IED" inside New York's Port Authority in what police are calling a “terror-related incident”.

The device, strapped to the bomber’s chest, apparently exploded prematurely, hurting a total of four people in the transit system near Times Square during Monday’s morning rush hour.

The explosive device is being described as a “low-tech device.

The bomber, who suffered severe injuries after the failed attack, has been identified as 27year old Akayed Ullah.

Ullah was taken into custody and rushed to Bellevue Hospital with burns and other injuries.

It was reported at a press conference that Ullah, originally from Bangladesh, has lived in the US for a decade.

The Fire Department said a total of three people were being treated for “non-life-threatening” injuries.

The Port Authority bus terminal was cleared and has been temporarily shut down.

The area where the explosion occurred is one of New York City’s busiest tourist and commuter zones.

This is the third terrorist attack on New York in the last 15 months.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

It Turns Out That Trump Did Not Invite Any Democrats To His White House Hanukkah Party

The divider-in-chief stayed true to his moniker as it has been reported that Trump did not invite any Democrats from Congress to the White House Hanukkah party on Thursday evening.

This of course means that the overwhelming majority of Jewish lawmakers were not present.

Rep. Nita M. Lowey, D-New York, said in a statement...

"It's deeply unfortunate that the White House Hanukkah Party — a bipartisan event bringing together Jewish and non-Jewish leaders alike to celebrate the Festival of Lights since 2001 — has turned into a partisan affair under this administration,"

While the only two Jewish Republicans in Congress, Reps. David Kustoff, R-Tennessee, and Lee Zeldin, R-New York attended the party as the 20 Jewish Democrats in Congress were persona non grata.

Just in case Trump hadn't made his point clearly enough he also didn't invite leaders of the Reform Jewish movement or officials from J Street, the pro-Israel lobbying group that supports a two-state solution.

This all comes just days after Trump's disastrous decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital setting off condemnation from multiple world leaders and widespread violent anti-US protests that rage as you are reading this post.

In all fairness Trump said he'd bring back Christmas but he never said anything about Hanukkah.

Trump Disinvited From Mississippi’s Civil Rights Museum Opening After Honorees Announce Boycott

The new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi will be celebrating it opening day this Saturday.

Donald Trump was scheduled to appear at the event... Until he wasn't.

It has been announced that Trump will now instead participate in a separate private event at the Museum on Saturday morning rather than the public ceremony later in the day.

The decision came after word of Trump's plan to attend the opening erupted into controversy when a series of noteworthy civil rights leaders and speakers decided to boycott the event and local groups planned to protest.

Fearing the ensuing pandemonium the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the White House agreed to have a separate event when Trump will be able to tour the museum and speak at a private program in the morning.

Multiple people close to the situation have said staff at the museum scrambled to address the problem after speakers dropped out of the event.

The problem was that no one at the museum knew that Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, an avowed Trump supporter, had extended an invite to Trump.

It was after Trump announce his plans to attend the opening that a number of speakers, noteworthy Mississippians and civil rights heroes who were to be honored decided to boycott the event citing Trump's racially divisive behavior that stands in direct opposition to the symbolism of the event.

Noted Civil rights leaders who have announced that they will be boycotting Trump's unwanted presence at the ceremony are congressmen John Lewis, D-Ga., and Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., former Secretary of the Navy and Mississippi Gov. Ray Maybus, Jackson Miss, Mayor Chokwe Lumumba and Charles McLaurin, a ledgendary leader in the civil rights movement.

The NAACP also called on Trump not to attend and said his presence would be an “affront” to civil rights heroes.

Trump is of course famous for his racist proclivities which include attacking the first black president of United States with birtherism conspiracies, his various disparaging remarks about Mexicans, his attempt to implement a Muslim ban and vilifying the group “Black Lives Matter”... just for starters.

WATCH: Accused Sexual Assaulter Donald Trump Stumps For Accused Child Molester Roy Moore (VIDEO)

On Friday night Donald Trump campaigned for Roy Moore at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, just days ahead of the Alabama special election to fill the state’s open Senate seat.

The whole gang even managed to work up a "Lock Her Up!" chant going!


The a campaign-style rally was held about 20 miles from the Florida-Alabama border. This way Trump retains plausible deniability when says he never held a campaign rally for Moore... in case he loses.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Accused Child Molester And Senate Candidate Roy Moore Says The Last Time America Was "Great" Was During Slavery

It seems that a months old quote from Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has come back to haunt him.

It was some of that home spun gold we've all come to expect from child molesting, racist, dominionist, Senate candidates that never fails to impress.

Apparently waaaaaay back in September good ol' Roy stunned some attendees at his rally in Florence, Alabama when he opined that America had been “great” during the era of slavery.

Moore broke off that bit o' wisdom when one of the few African-Americans in the crowd asked the him when he thought was the “last time” America was great.

Moore answered the man thusly...

I think it was great at the time when families were united. Even though we had slavery, they cared for one another. ... Our families were strong, our country had a direction,

Unfortunately for Moore his Moore’s comments resurfaced Thursday in a tweet by Eric Columbus, who served in the departments of Justice and Homeland Security during the Obama administration. Columbus linked to the LA Times story...

Unsurprisingly it was at the same rally where Moore also referred to Native Americans and Asians as “reds and yellows,”.

At this point one could only hypothesize that this unabashed racism heaped on top of the allegations of pedophillia would only boost Moore's poll numbers in his Alabama Senate race.

Once again... Just as a helpful reminder... Donald Trump has thrown his full support behind Roy Moore.

#DentureDonald! A Slurring Mush-Mouthed Donald Trump Causes Concerns And Speculation (UPDATED)

Those who watched Donald Trump's speech recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to move the U.S. Embassy located there noticed that he began slurring his words during the address, particularly at the very end.

If you have a minute thirty and a strong stomach you can watch it here...

Trump's slurring and general difficulty speaking throughout the speech caused health concerns with speculations ranging from drug intoxication all the way to mini-stroke.

Trump's reported steady intake of MacDonalds and KFC compounded with his stated aversion to exercise it is understandable why some might worry about the 71 year old's health.

The final conclusion was that Trump’s dentures were slipping out of his mouth thus causing the change in speech pattern.

Many amateur dentists around the interwebs hypothesized that slippage appeared to indicate a sliding lower plate, which led many to wonder why he chose to wear dentures instead of opting for more permanent and convenient dental implants.

Some speculated that Trump had lost his teeth due to his repeated replacement of his dental veneers with he reportedly did every few month which will destroy your natural teeth over a short period of time.

The matter went mostly unnoticed until Trevor Noah, of "The Daily Show", chided Trump over his denture mishap during the Jerusalem address...

Think about it; fake teeth, fake hair, fake tan, like there’s no part of his body that’s real!

Noah then implored his audience not to start tweeting "#DentureDonald” saying...

Don’t do it, guys. He’s very shenshitive.

#DentureDonald of course trended on Twitter later that night.

The day after the incident Press secretary Sarah Sanders addressed the matter at the end of her daily briefing following a host of stories about Trump’s garbled pronunciations on Wednesday as he read a statement off a teleprompter...

Pretty ridiculous questions. The president’s throat was dry, nothing more than that.

Ridiculous or not the White House announced on Thursday Donald Trump will get a physical exam at Walter Reed Army Hospital.

The karma is especially strong here as Trump regularly ridiculed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton over health concerns during the 2016 campaign, repeatedly questioning her stamina and strength... But never her teeth.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Trump's Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israeli Capital Provokes Worldwide Condemnation And Massive Protests

On Wednesday Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and directed the State Department to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel there from Tel Aviv despite the longstanding U.S. policy that Israelis and Palestinians should negotiate the city’s status among themselves.

The decision marked a controversial shift in U.S. policy that threatens to further inflame Israeli-Palestinian tensions as both Israelis and Palestinians claim rightful ownership of Jerusalem, despite the fact that Israel has controlled the city since 1967.

In his address Trump criticized former U.S. presidents for declining to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital all the while failing to recognize that the status of Jerusalem has long been a key issue in the peace process which he now has put in jepardy.

Though Palestinian officials warned that any change to the city’s status would be destructive Trump disregarded the dangers and claimed that the move is meant to signal...

the beginning of a new approach to conflict between Israel and the Palestinians,

The reaction from world leaders was swift and wide reaching starting in Trump's own administration

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis cautioned that...

"the move could endanger American diplomats and troops stationed in the Middle East and Muslim nations."

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President, condemned the move and said that the United States is withdrawing from its role as mediator in the peace process...

The decision by President Trump will not change the reality of the city of Jerusalem and will not give any legitimacy to the Israelis on this issue,

Nabil Shaath, a senior Palestinian official, said...

So Mr. Trump came up with the slogan of the ‘deal of the century,’ or ‘the mother of all transactions’, as Saddam Hussein would say. But the mother of all the deals dies here on the rocks in Jerusalem if he says tomorrow that he recognizes a united Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It removes any chance he will play a role in an agreement. There is no deal that begins with the destruction of the two-state solution.” 

Tayyip Erdogan, President of Turkey, said...

Mr. Trump, Jerusalem is the red line of Muslims,

Binali Yildirim, the Prime Minister of Turkey, said America had dropped a grenade in the Middle East...

"The United States has pulled the pin on a bomb ready to blow in the region,"

Saad Hariri, Lebanese Prime Minister, expressed his nation’s disappointment in a tweet...

Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian legislator and activist, said...

"This is one of the most reckless, irresponsible moves in recent history. While he's talking about peace, he is destroying the chances of peace,"

Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned the Trump administration that an embassy move could derail Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts...

"Taking that step now could prompt terrorists to whip up anger, frustration and desperation in order to spread their ideologies"

Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit to the Arab League also opposed the move saying it was a...

dangerous measure that would have repercussions.

Saudi Arabia, a regional powerhouse that could help the White House push through a Middle East settlement, has voiced strong opposition to Mr. Trump's move, saying it would...

"provoke sentiments of Muslims throughout the world."   

Pope Francis even spoke out against Trump's plans for Jerusalem’s status hoping needless conflict would be avoided...

I cannot remain silent about my deep concern for the situation that has developed in recent days. And at the same time, I wish to make a heartfelt appeal to ensure that everyone is committed to respecting the status quo of the city, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the United Nations. Jerusalem is a unique city sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims, where the Holy Places for the respective religions are venerated, and it has a special vocation to peace.

And Eight countries, Bolivia, Egypt, France, Italy, Senegal, Sweden, United Kingdom and Uruguay, all opposed to Mr. Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital have asked for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council this week.

In addition to the warnings and reprimands massive demonstrations and protests have broken out all across the middle east as a result of Trump's reckless move as Muslim leaders call for an "intifada," against the U.S....

• Palestinian political factions called for "Three Days Of Rage" including demonstrations against the move and urged widespread protests in city centers and at Israeli embassies as Palestinians took to the streets of Gaza City and Rafah, chanting “Death to America,” “Death to Israel” and “Down with Trump. 

• The Iraqi militia group Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, said Trump’s “stupid decision” could become a "legitimate reason" to attack U.S. forces in Iraq. 

• Leaders of the Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad group, Nafeth Azzam and Ahmed al-Batsh have called for an armed struggle demanding the Palestinian Authority to stop all security coordination with Israel, to withdraw its recognition of Israel and to declare an end to the Oslo agreements, which are the basis of peace negotiations. 

• The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem tweeted on Tuesday that U.S. citizens should avoid areas where crowds have gathered to demonstrate. 

• In Gaza, hundreds of Palestinian protesters burned American and Israeli flags. They also waved Palestinian flags and banners proclaiming Jerusalem as their "
eternal capital," 

• In Beirut, a few hundred Palestinian refugees staged a protest in the narrow streets of the Bourj al-Barajneh camp, some of them chanting "
Trump, you are mad." 

• Hundreds of people in Turkey staged demonstrations near U.S. diplomatic missions in Ankara and Istanbul. 

• In the Baqaa refugee camp on Amman's outskirts, hundreds of Palestinians roamed the streets overnight, denouncing Trump and urging Jordan to scrap its 1994 peace treaty with Israel chanting "Down with America ... America is the mother of terror,"
American flags were burned at protests outside the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul and in Cairo and Gaza City

Meanwhile there is no immediate timeline for when the State Department plans to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

At this point one can only wonder if Trump's intentions were to outrage the worldwide Muslim community in hopes that they would act out with violence giving him some much needed cover from the scandals that presently engulf his administration at home.

House Republicans Pass Bill Loosening Gun Restrictions Across State Lines

On Wednesday House Republicans passed legislation that would force states to honor concealed carry permits that we're issued in other states regardless of that states gun laws.

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow anyone who is permitted to carry a hidden firearm in one state to legally carry the weapon across state lines. This would have a particularly dramatic impact in states that have tough concealed carry restrictions by making them honor the permits from other states with more lax gun laws.

The 231-198 vote, which was passed largely on party lines, is a GOP wet kiss to the National Rifle Association which has labeled the issue a high priority.

The vote illustrates congressional Republicans priorities as it comes one month after a shooter killed 26 people in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas and roughly two months after 58 people were shot to death at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas.

Luckily the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is considered dead in the Senate as Republicans would need support from Democrats, who are less encumbered by gun lobby money and insane gun culture leanings, to overcome a filibuster there.

Pathetically, Wednesday's vote marked the first time since the Newtown Elementary School massacre, that took the lives of 20 children, that the House took up any significant gun legislation.

The House Of Representatives Voted On The Impeachment Of Donald Trump

Today fifty-eight House Democrats voted to advance the impeachment of Donald Trump.

The fifty-eight did this in direct defiance of the pleas of House Democratic leaders earlier in the day.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) issued a joint statement stating that...

Now is not the time,

The dissenting Democrats believed that the impeachment vote would be used by Republicans as a distraction from efforts to kill the wildly unpopular Republican tax bill, which is swiftly making its way through Congress.

Nevertheless the most progressive wing of the Democratic caucus, bolstered by a large number of Congressional Black Caucus members, including the No. 3 Democrat, Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn (S.C.), ignored Pelosi and Hoyer advice and voted for impeachment.

Eventually a vote to table the impeachment resolution was agreed to 368-58, with four Democrats voting just “present” and 126 other Democrats voting with Republicans to kill the resolution.

No Republican voted to advance impeachment.

The resolution to impeach Trump was introduced by CBC member Al Green (D-Texas) who said before the vote...

May everyone vote their conscience knowing that history will judge us all,

Green’s impeachment resolution does not mention the issue of Trump's alleged collusion with Russia but instead nails him for race-baiting, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and a number of racially incendiary comments rather than attacking Trump over issues like Russia stating...

In doing this, hatred disguised as acceptable political correctness has festered in our body politic and polluted our discourse to our detriment. It divides and damages the social fabric of our country in ways that obstruction of justice cannot. It causes unparalleled destruction to our society in the long- and short-term that will not easily heal,

Hear! Hear!

You can read Al Green's resolution to impeach Trump HERE.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Special Counsel Mueller Issues Subpoena For Information On Trump Family Bank Accounts

On Tuesday it was revealed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had issued a subpoena to Deutsche Bank asking the financial institution to share data on accounts held by Donald Trump and his family.

Mueller issued the subpoena as part of his investigation into Russia’s alleged attempts to influence the 2016 election.

The bank, despite being repeatedly stiffed and sued by Donald Trump, has continued to loan the Trump Organization money to the tune of $340 million over the years. This makes it by far the biggest lender to the organization by a mile.

Germany’s largest bank reportedly received the subpoena from Mueller several weeks ago in an effort to ascertain information on certain monies and credit transactions according to a report by German daily newspaper Handelsblatt.

In July, when asked in a New York Times interview if Mueller's looking into his and his families finances unrelated to Russia would be a "red line" Trump implied that he would consider firing Mueller saying...

"I think that's a violation"

Trump has remained mum on whether he considers Mueller's latest move out of bounds.

Despite Trump's silence his personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, released an oddly worded statement addressing the reported Deutsche Bank subpoena which read...

We have confirmed that the news reports that the Special Counsel had subpoenaed financial records relating to the President are false. No subpoena has been issued or received. We have confirmed this with the bank and other sources.

I hope he got triple for that doublespeak.

Despite the denial all parties are sticking to their reporting that the special counsel had issued a subpoena to Deutsche Bank.

The company, for it's part, released a statement saying...

Deutsche Bank takes its legal obligations seriously and remains committed to cooperating with authorized investigations into this matter,

For the record, not only has Deutsche Bank financed Donald Trump but his wife Melania, daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner are all clients of Deutsche Bank’s wealth management arm.

The noose tightens.

The Trump-Russia Investigation Has Only Cost $3.2 Million So Far And Has Racked Up Two Indictments And Two Guilty Pleas!

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has released a statement of the costs of the investigating Trump-Russian investigation covering the period between May 17 until the end of September as part of a commitment to release cost analysis every six months.

The report found that the special counsel's office spent just $3,213,695.

Mueller’s special counsel spending totals include $1.7 million for salaries and benefits $500,696 for new hires $733,969 to acquire office equipment for the investigation, $223,643 for travel, almost entirely for staffers who have temporarily relocated to the investigation’s headquarters in Washington $157,339 in receipts for a variety of contractual services, including  information technology, transcription and building services.

The pro-trump media, however, have been throwing around a claim that the Justice Department spent $6.7 million on its probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election in the four-and-a-half months after special counsel Robert Mueller's appointment.

There's just one little problem with that assessment.

Of the total, only $3.2 million was spent directly by Mueller whereas the other $3.5 million that was spent on DOJ operations would have been spent on its own pre-existing Russia investigations if Mueller hadn't been tapped to take over in mid-May.

That's what we call "fake news".

For the cost incurred so far the special counsel's office has indicted Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, former national security adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump, George Papadopoulos, has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

Pretty good bang for the buck.

For comparison sake there were six separate investigations during the Clinton administration that ran up costs of more than $140 million and the Reagan administration faced eight different probes, including Iran-Contra, for a total of more than $84 million,

Mueller’s next public report will be released at some point after his receipts through March 31, 2018... If it lasts that long.

POLL: Less Than One-Third Of Americans (29%) Approve Of The Trump Tax Plan

According to a new Quinnipiac poll, conducted between Nov. 29th and Dec. 4th, less than one-third of Americans (29%) approve of the Trump-Republican tax plan the House and Senate are presently ramming though congress.

In the poll 64 percent of the people surveyed said the bill would benefit the wealthy while a mere 24 percent said they believe the middle class would benefit the most.

Additionally, 41% believed the plan would raise their taxes.

In a separate question 47 percent that the Democratic Party can do a superior job handling taxes while 39 percent believe the GOP would be better equipped.

Here are a few other choice tidbits gleaned from the poll that should prove troubling for Trump and his Republican party come the 2018 elections...

• Donald Trump's approval rating languishes at 35 percent.

• 56 percent believe that Trump is not fit to be president (tying his all-time low score).

• 59 percent think that the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

• 50 percent that people polled said the Trump campaign coordinated with the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 presidential elections.

• 56 percent say that Democrats can do a better job "fighting for the working class" opposed to 34 percent for Republicans.

•  51 percent that Democrats can do a better job "representing your values" compared to 37 percent.

• 50 percent would like the Democrats to win control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 elections while only 36 percent would like the GOP to maintain control.

• 51 say that they would like Democrats to win control of the U.S. Senate in 2018 opposed to 37 percent who would like Republicans to remain in power.

These numbers are stunning considering the fact that the unemployment rate hovers around the 4 percent mark and the stock market is at an all time high at 24,180. Imagine if these positive numbers weren't a factor in the minds of the people Quinnipiac polled.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Latest Muslim Ban To Go Fully Into Effect As Legal Challenges Continue

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed Donald Trump's Muslim ban, targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries, to go into full effect even as legal challenges continue in lower courts.

The court, in a 7-2 ruling, granted the administration’s request to lift two injunctions imposed by lower courts that had partially blocked what is Trump's third version of his highly contentious ban.

The court’s action means the ban will effect for people seeking to enter the United States from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad.

Lower courts had previously limited the scope of the ban to people without certain family or other connections to the United States.

But the Supreme Court said in two similar one-page orders that the lower court rulings that had partly blocked the latest ban should be put on hold while appeals courts in San Francisco and Richmond, Virginia weigh the cases.

Both courts are due to hear arguments in those cases this week.

Two of court’s liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, were the lone dissenting voices.

Trump’s ban also covers people from North Korea and certain government officials from Venezuela, but lower courts had already allowed those provisions to go into effect.

Trump Guts Two Protected National Monuments In Give Away To Oil And Gas Companies

Trump signs proclamations shrinking Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments

In Salt Lake City, Utah, Donald Trump on Monday signed a pair of proclamations to dismantle the Bears Ears National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, two of the state’s national treasures.

Trump's actions reverse President Obama's orders to designate both Utah national monuments as protected lands.

Make no mistake about the move. It was made solely to open the door for oil, gas and other development on public land that has been protected before Trump's move.

The Bears Ears National Monument, a 1.35 million-acre home to thousands of Native American archeological and cultural sites, will shrink by about 85 percent.

The 1.87 million-acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the largest land national monument in the country, will be cut in half.

The action by Trump is the largest reduction of national monuments in US history.

Trump will now face legal challenges over the new proclamations, most notably from the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, the group of five Native American tribes that petitioned for Bears Ears to be given monument status.

Ethel Branch, the attorney general for the Navajo Nation, told reporters in a call ahead of Trump’s trip to Utah that the looming announcement was “absolutely shocking” and totally “disrespectful” of the decades of work that went into establishing Bears Ears...

There was absolutely no consultation with our nation in advance of this decision. We were greatly upset by that. And ultimately, the president doesn’t have authority to take the steps he seeks to take on Monday. We plan to challenge that in court.

While previous administrations have reduced the size of monuments before there is however no legal precedent that establishes Trump’s authority to abolish, shrink or otherwise weaken national monuments as only Congress has the legal power to rescind or weaken protections for monuments designated under the Antiquities Act.

Trump has threatened the future of 25 other national monuments as he has already signed executive orders in April ordering Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review multiple sites for measures such as Monday's actions in Utah.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

OOPS! Idiot Trump Mistakenly Tweets The Truth That He Knew Flynn Had Lied To The FBI When He Fired Him!

On Friday it was reported that Trump's former national security aide Michael Flynn was working with prosecutors on the Russia investigation.

On Saturday Trump tweeted that he fired Flynn because he lied to both the Vice President and the FBI, a statement that some observers claim shows that Trump tried to obstruct justice...

In any event this moronic tweet from Trump has some critics pointing out that the post implies he knew Flynn had lied to the FBI when he fired him — and before he reportedly asked former FBI Director James Comey to go easy on Flynn!!!

This leads to a few questions.

If true why did Trump so long to fire Flynn?

Why did Trump fail to fire Flynn until his lies were publicly exposed?

Why did Trump pressure Director Comey to let the Flynn prosecution go if he knew about Flynn's lies?

Jim Dowd take the hit like a good soldier

In a panic, after realizing he had mistakenly told the truth, Trump decided to throw one of his personal lawyers, Jim Dowd, under the bus. He proceeded to make Dowd take responsibility for "crafting" the offending tweet and then apologize to White House officials saying...

"he should have been more careful with his language"

Trump took to Twitter again late Saturday to throw some much needed misdirection to his supporters to latch onto blaming none other than Hillary Clinton for her alleged misdeeds....

Donald then added...

Nice try but Donny but you can't untweet that first one... and it was a doozy!

SHAME: Trump Excludes The LGBTQ Community In His Official Statement Recognizing "World AIDS Day"

In a stunning show of disrespect Donald Trump failed to mention the LGBTQ community in his official statement recognizing World AIDS Day...

On World AIDS Day, we honor those who have lost their lives to AIDS, we celebrate the remarkable progress we have made in combatting this disease, and we reaffirm our ongoing commitment to end AIDS as a public health threat,” 

This is mind boggling since, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gay and bisexual men account for an estimated 70 percent of new HIV infections in the U.S..

FACT CHECK: About 1.1 million people in the U.S. are estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS, according to the CDC, with another 36 million worldwide.

Former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton both mentioned the disease’s disproportionate impact on the LGBTQ community. Unsurprisingly, like Trump, George W. Bush also failed to note the relationship between gay people and HIV/AIDS in his past statements on the day.

Scott Schoettes, the HIV Project director at Lambda Legal, slammed Trump's failure to mention the LGBTQ community and other vulnerable populations saying the Trump administration “simply doesn’t care” about the disease.

Schoettes was one of six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS to resign from the council in June in protest of this administrations treatment of the LGBTQ community and the council.

The ONE campaign, an international nonprofit that targets preventable diseases, also released a report slamming the Trump administration's approach to HIV/AIDS saying...

For the first time in 15 years, the U.S. government is showing signs of retreat from this fight. The Trump administration appears ready to unilaterally trade the iconic red ribbon for a white flag of surrender in the global fight against AIDS.

This accusation is borne out of Donald Trump's proposal to cut $800 million from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which supports treatment, testing and counseling around the world, particularly in Africa.

In another slap in the face to those that suffer from HIV/AIDS the website for the White House’s Office of National AIDS Policy has been inaccessible since Trump’s inauguration day and there appear to be no clear plans regarding when or if Trump plans to reopen the site or the office.

Since 1988, World AIDS Day has been observed every year on Dec. 1 to raise awareness of the disease and commemorate those who have died from it.

IT'S OBAMA'S FAULT! Trump's White House Bizarrely Claims That Their Gen. Flynn Problem Is All President Obama's Fault!

"HALP! I have no idea who this man is!?!?!"

In recent weeks we have seen how Donald Trump's White House tries to diminish the roles of past employees who have run afoul of Special Prosecutor Mueller's investigation.

In the three cases (so far) of George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates word is immediately disseminated that either the guilty parties didn't work for the campaign long or that their importance was tantamount to that of a coffee boy.

Well the Trumpers are doing it again.

After Michael Flynn pled guilty on Friday morning by Friday night the White House had spun and downplayed Michael Flynn's role as Donald Trump's campaign advisor and then national security advisor by saying he wasn’t on the job for very long and that he was actually an “Obama administration official”!

Trump lawyer Ty Cobb said of the Gen. Flynn's guilty plea...

"Today, Michael Flynn, a former National Security Advisor at the White House for 25 days during the Trump Administration, and a former Obama administration official, entered a guilty plea to a single count of making a false statement to the FBI,"

FACT CHECK: Ty Cobb released the previous statement in the typeface “Comic Sans,”.

After that bizarro world take on the situation the White House decided to go full nutter and claimed that despite Flynn's guilty plea for false statements to the FBI about his secret meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak it was all above board because those meetings were...

 “authorized by the Obama administration

Wait, whaaa...

That bit of lunacy was quickly debunked after the media contacted former Obama officials.

This pathetic spin that Flynn was an employee of the Obama administration or was instructed by President Obama to meet with the Russian Ambassador flies in the face of reason. Not only did Obama fire Gen. Flynn from his job as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency but he also told Donald Trump two days after the 2016 election not to hire Flynn in the first damn place!

Friday, December 1, 2017

LOCK HIM UP! Trump's Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty In Russia Investigation

Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn arriving for a plea hearing to chants of "Lock him up!"

In a bombshell turn of events Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian government in his meetings with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

On Friday morning it was reported that Michael Flynn was charged with one count of making a false statement to FBI agents and appeared in federal court in D.C.

In a criminal information filing from Mueller’s team, the government alleges that Flynn, in an interview with FBI agents on Jan. 24...

willfully and knowingly made materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements,”

It alleges he falsely told the FBI that he did not ask the Russian ambassador to refrain from retaliating to sanctions the Obama administration imposed on Russia in late December. Flynn also allegedly lied about asking the Russian ambassador on Dec. 22 to delay or defeat a pending United Nations Security Council resolution.

This plea deal is incredibly lenient considering all of the very serious charges Flynn could have faced in connection with his shady overseas dealings. The fact that Flynn faces only a single charge and that his son Michael T. Flynn faces no charges, is an clear indication that there is significant cooperation and information being exchanged with Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.

The Associated Press and Washington Post have both reported that Flynn admitted in his plea that he spoke to the Russians at the direction of Trump transition team officials.

After the news of the plea Flynn's released this statement...

In response to Flynn's plea of guilty, Trump lawyer John Dowd told Wall Street Journal...

"I have no reaction. I don’t know enough. I’m not worried about it.

White House lawyer Ty Cobb had this to say about the development...

Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn. The conclusion of this phase of the Special Counsel’s work demonstrates again that the Special Counsel is moving with all deliberate speed and clears the way for a prompt and reasonable conclusion.

The plea deal comes after the late November report that Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, was no longer sharing information with Trump’s legal team.

Flynn became a focal point of Mueller's investigation due to his history of suspicious business dealings and financial ties to Russia, as well as his concealing that he worked as a foreign lobbyist for the Turkish government while advising Trump’s campaign.

This latest guilty plea follows Mueller’s team charging Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former aide Rick Gates with 12 counts and a plea agreement with former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.

You can read Michael Flynn full Plea agreement HERE.

Trump Chickens Out Of UK Visit Amid International Outrage Over His Anti-Muslim Tweets

Reports have surfaced claiming that Trump's White House has called off Donald Trump's "working visit" to the UK after thousands of Brits called on Prime Minister Theresa May to rescind his formal state visit after Trump retweeted three anti-Islaophobic videos posted by a British far-right hate group.

Trump had been scheduled to travel to London in January for the inauguration of a new American embassy but those plans have apparently been dropped as of Thursday when a senior U.S. diplomat told reporters...

"The idea of a visit has obviously been floated, but not December and not January. I would not expect a Trump visit in January."

The report of the cancelation broke only 48 hours after Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, released a statement rebuking Trump saying it was "wrong" to retweet the trio of Islamophobic videos.

The January trip was supposed to be a low-key affair allowing Trump to visit the UK without triggering massive protests but since a visit to the UK without protests is all but an impossibility at this point the visit has apparently been scrapped sparing the thin-skinned Trump the indignity of viewing such hostilities overseas.

The White House has not commented on this report at the time of this post.

Accused Pedophile Roy Moore Says "Liberals, Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Socialists" Are To Blame For His Troubles

Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore appeared to blame members of the LGBT community, liberals and socialists for the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him.

While speaking at Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Alabama, Moore called the allegations against him "false and malicious," and accused "Democrats pushing a liberal agenda" of trying to destroy his campaign.

Moore went on to name the various people who were to blame in this unhinged screed...

"They’re liberals. They don’t hold conservative values. They are the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender who want to change our culture. They are socialists who want to change our way of life and put man above God and the government is our God,"

Mighty highfalutin' for an accused pedophile don't you think?

In the past month alone five women have accused Moore of behavior ranging from pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers to straight up sexual assault.

The accusers even include a woman that claimed Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her in 1979, when she was 14 and he was 32.

Moore has in the past sparked controversy with his comments that "homosexual conduct" should be illegal and that Muslims should not be able to serve in the US Congress. He was also removed from the bench as Alabama Chief Justice once for refusing to remove a statue of the ten commandments from his courthouse steps and a second time for refusing to enforce the Supreme Court's 2015 ruling in support of same-sex marriage.

Last week Donald Trump officially threw his support behind Moore.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

UK Leaders Slam Trump For Retweeting Misleading Anti-Muslim Videos Posted By British Hate Group

On Wednesday Donald Trump retweeted a series of overtly Islamophobic videos shared by an nationalist, anti-Muslim, right wing hate group known as "Britain First".

The videos posted by the group and Trump claim to show violent crimes committed by Muslims.

This was not the case though.

Trump’s first retweet shows a boy beating another boy on crutches. The caption says: “Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!” Yet the video’s original caption, released with the video in May on a Dutch website, mentioned neither race nor religion. And the 16-year-old pictured in the video was in fact not a migrant but born in the Netherlands, the Dutch embassy in the U.S. confirmed. He and another 16-year-old who shot the video were charged for provoking the fight.

A second video entitled "Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary" appears to show a man destroying a Virgin Mary statue. An Iranian news site claims the man shown in the video belongs to the al Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra. The site says the video dates to 2013 and was taken in a church in a northwestern Syrian town.

And the third video titled "Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death" which shows a group of men, including one who appears to wear the flag of the self-described Islamic State, throwing another man off a roof. The video shared by France 24 in 2013 instead shows a mob of angry men in Alexandria, Egypt with the fate of the "teenagers" unknown at the end of the clip.

Trump’s endorsement of the videos was instantly denounced by the British government.

British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned Trump as “wrong” for retweeting the anti-Muslim videos, reviving tensions between the two governments saying...

It is wrong for the President to have done this. Britain First seeks to divide communities through their use of hateful narratives which peddle lies and stoke tensions. They cause anxiety to law-abiding people. British people overwhelmingly reject the prejudiced rhetoric of the far right which is the antithesis of the values that this country represents ― decency, tolerance and respect.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who called on Trump to “delete these tweets and to apologize to the British people” issued a statement claiming the president...

 “used Twitter to promote a vile, extremist group that exists solely to sow division and hatred in our country. Many Brits who love America and Americans will see this as a betrayal of the special relationship between our two countries. It beggars belief that the President of our closest ally doesn’t see that his support of this extremist group actively undermines the values of tolerance and diversity that makes Britain so great.

U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday encouraged his government to condemn Trump...

British lawmaker Chuka Umunna told Sky News...

"I don’t think the president of the United States, a president that has not only promoted bigotry, misogyny and racism in his own country, I don’t think he is welcome here,

Brendan Cox, the husband of British parliamentarian Jo Cox who was murdered by a follower of the "Britain First" group, accused Trump of legitimizing the far right in the U.S., and now in the U.K....

The Muslim Council of Britain said that Trump’s retweets were the...

clearest endorsement yet from the US President of the far-right and their vile anti-Muslim propaganda" and that “We cannot give such bigotry a free pass,

Even the Embassy of the Netherlands in Washington, D.C., corroborated the perpetrator’s real identity in a tweet directed at Trump that began pointedly, “Facts do matter,”...

Trump responded only to the Prime Minister saying that May should instead “focus on” terrorism in the U.K. rather than his social media behavior but sent the tweet to the wrong Theresa May... because of course he did.

CLASSY: Trump Bragged About Getting "First-Rate P***y" During An Interview With A Golf Magazine

The Daily Beast has reported that during an interview with the now-defunct Maximum Golf magazine Donald Trump told a reporter who was writing a piece on him and his Mar-a-Lago club that...

there is nothing in the world like first-rate pussy.

The remark, which was made as Trump leered at a young woman at his golf club at Mar-a-Lago, was heard and documented by Michael Corcoran while he shadowed Trump in 2000 for a feature story.

According to the article, while at dinner, Trump was scanning the other diners on the veranda when a “young socialite” passed by inspiring the low class remark.

As a result Corcoran used the quote as the last line in his piece but says it was changed by the editor in chief, who swapped out the word "pussy," with the word “talent,”.

Joe Bargmann, Corcoran’s editor at Maximum Golf, confirmed Corcoran’s account saying...

I was asked to change the last word of the story from ‘pussy.’ When I refused, my top editor changed the quote,

As we know the word “pussy” is not uncommon in Trump’s vocabulary as shown in the “Access Hollywood” tape where Trump is heard boasting about being able to grab women “by the pussy,”.

Trump has recently tried to deny that the voice on the “Access Hollywood” tape was his, despite the fact that he publicly acknowledging it's authenticity.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Trump Retweets UK Hate Groups Anti-Muslim Posts Including One Video Where A Child Is Beaten To Death

Donald Trump retweeted several videos on Wednesday morning depicting various physical attacks supposedly carried out by Muslims.

The videos were originally posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the fringe anti-Muslim hate group "Britain First", a far-right political party that opposes immigration in the UK.

Fransen posted the unverified videos with the captions...

"VIDEO: Islamist mob pushes teenage boy off roof and beats him to death!"...

"VIDEO: Muslim Destroys a Statue of Virgin Mary!"...

"VIDEO: Muslim migrant beats up Dutch boy on crutches!"...

Trump did not provide a reason nor any commentary accompanying the posts.

Nevertheless the group's leader Paul Golding hailed Trump's retweets of Fransen's videos in all capital letters...

The group, Britain First, regularly holds anti-Islam rallies and stages “Christian patrols” through British streets during which they shout at and abuse Muslims. After one of these patrols Fransen was convicted for aggravated religious harassment after abusing a Muslim woman for wearing a traditional headscarf.

Britain First is a far-right, anti-Muslim political organization that was formed in 2011.

Report Claims Trump Still A "Birther" And Continues To Believe President Obama Wasn't Born In The US

Donald Trump apparently has no grasp on reality or at the very least possesses the ability to gaslight himself.

One of those two scenarios must be the case as Trump is now reportedly reviving his racist “birther” conspiracy theory, which claims that President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States.

According to The New York Times Donald Trump has been questioning Obama’s birth certificate in “closed-door conversations,” according to several sources.

The Times reported that one senator, who asked not to be named, "chuckled" as he explained...

"The president has had a hard time letting go of his claim that Mr. Obama was not born in the United States,"

Trump's first real foray into politics began back in 2011 when he spearheaded the birther movement that questioned the legitimacy of the nation’s first black president.

After years of clinging to the thoroughly debunked theory Trump dropped the issue toward the end of the presidential campaign last year and was forced to deny his claims in a televised press conference...

President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period,

He went on in his address to blame his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for the conspiracy theory, a claim that was also thoroughly debunked.

For the record President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961. Two Honolulu newspapers printed birth announcements at the time, and Obama has released both his “short-form” and “long-form” birth certificates.

This further Trump lunacy comes one day after the Times reported that he had also privately suggesting that the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape where he bragged he could grab women "by the pussy" merely because he was a "star" was a fake.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Trump's Racist "Pocahontas" Remark At Event Honoring Native Americans Embarrasses Himself And His Base (UPDATED)

Yesterday while honoring Navajo code talkers who served in World War II Donald Trump once again whipped out his stale “Pocahontas” insult to take a jab at Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Trump said during the Code Talkers event...

You were here long before any of us were here. Although, we have a representative in Congress who has been here a long time ... longer than you... they call her Pocahontas! But you know what? I like you.

Watch Trump deliver the line to a stunned and silent room. Watch him look over at the Navajo Code Talkers for a response and receive only blank stares of disbelief. Watch as Trump doesn't even recognize what an idiot he is...

It's painful.

The real embarrassment of yesterday's event was the utter disrespect Trump showed to the Navajo Code Talkers who transmitted commands over the radio to soldiers overseas in their native language during World War II to keep our enemies from decoding encrypted messages. Native American code has been given credit as one of the reasons America and our allies won WWII.

But for Trump it was not what these men did but their heritage that peaked his interest and only for the reason that it afforded him an opening to insult Sen. Warren whom he and his base consider an enemy.

And making the whole thing even more embarrassing was the fact that, Trump made the remarks while standing before a portrait of President Andrew Jackson who in 1830 signed the Indian Removal Act, the legislation that set into motion the bloody "Trail of Tears" by allowing white settlers to drive Native Americans out of fertile farmlands because the government reasoned that white men needed the land to grow cotton.

While Trump's use of what native Americans consider a slur at an event honoring Native American veterans in front of a portrait of a president who committed native American genocide sparked outrage among politicians I find that his dopey, bumbling, moronic performance was for the most part just incredibly embarrassing.

It was embarrassing for Trump (though he doesn't know it or care).

It was embarrassing for the people in the room.

It was embarrassing for the brave soldiers being honored.

It was embarrassing for the country as a whole.

But it had to be embarrassing for the people who cast their votes for Donald Trump.

The problem is that Trump's shtick of being the guy that drove liberals crazy, which his base loves, has gotten old, stale and ineffective.

Even the Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" insult is almost two years old... At least have someone write you some new material you hack.

I hope the Trump's base cringes when they watch these clips.

And if they don't cringe they should if only for the reason that the lefties and the liberals don't care any more. At this point they just shrug and look to see how Fox News is going to spin Trump's latest dopey gaffe.

Hey Trumpers: He's your nazi loving, pedo backing, slur slinging, golf addicted, washed up reality show host and you have to watch this show go off the rails for three more years or maybe just until he is impeached and carted off to jail with Manafort, Jared, Don Jr. and Gen. Flynn.

And what do you get in return for your votes and four years of shame and getting laughed at?

Higher taxes.

More expensive, less comprehensive health care.

Continued "stupid" wars in the middle east.

No border wall between the US and Mexico.

No Muslim ban.

No "locked up" Hillary.

No Obamacare repeal.

No tariffs on goods made in China and Mexico

No renegotiation of the Iran deal.

*But you did get Neil Gorsuch... (*but that was actually Mitch McConnell's doing.)

Face it. You got lied to and screwed over and now you have to eat it with a smile lest you let on that you know it's true.

Choke on it.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Trump Is Now Claiming His Access Hollywood "Grab 'Em By The Pussy" Tape Was A Fake (UPDATED)

In a New York Times piece about Donald Trump's decision to endorse accused pedophile and Republican senate candidate Roy Moore it was revealed that he was now telling multiple people that the Access Hollywood tape (AKA: “Grab them by the pussy” tape) isn’t real.

Apparently, he told a senator earlier this year that the tape was "not authentic" saying...

We don’t think that was my voice,"

According to three sources Trump had continued to suggest that the tape was a inauthentic to two of his advisors at some point after that.

If memory serves correctly it was in October after the tape dropped that Trump defended the recording as “locker room banter” and apologized “if anyone was offended,”.

Here is the video of the apology...

First of all it is anathema for Trump to apologize for anything let alone a tape which he believes wasn't real in the first place.

Perhaps Donald has convinced even himself that the whole incident never happened. They let you do that when your a star. You can do anything.

In any event I'm sure it has nothing to do with planting the seed of doubt about the tapes authenticity in his followers minds in this era of #MeToo where powerful men accused of sexual harassment are dropping like flies.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Trump Claims He Refused TIME Magazine's Offer To Be Their "Person Of The Year" Because That Is So Like Trump Isn't It?

In a sad attempt to stay in the headlines or just be a general human troll Donald Trump has insisted that he rejected an official offer to be Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.”

Via Twitter, Trump claimed the magazine had told him he would “probably” be selected as Person of the Year.

According to Trump when the magazine called to say he was going to be named ‘Person of the Year,’ he decided to take a pass on the offer because of course he did.

Here is Trump's tweet...

The tweet once again puts on display Trump's fragile ego and bizarre obsession with the magazine as Time magazine tweeted that Trump was “incorrect" about being chosen "Person of the Year" as the magazine does not comment on their pick until the December 6th publication date...

In reality, which doesn't exist for Trump, the magazine’s editors are the ones who select the Person of the Year

The publication does however offer a poll where readers can vote for their pick.

As of Friday, Trump only had 5 percent of the vote in that poll trailing Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman who commanded 20 percent of the polling....

*Please note that NFL kneeler Colin Kaepernick is only one percent behind Trump in the voting!

Trump's fake TIME magazine cover

The tweet brings to mind the June Washington Post story that reported several of Trump’s clubs display what appears to be a cover from a 2009 issue of Time with Trump himself on the front. The image, however, is a fake as no such issue of the magazine exists.