Don’t be so caught up watching the granules moving at your feet that you fail to step back and recognize the entire landscape is shifting. It Has Begun… and there’s so much of it, it’s hard to believe it is just another Wednesday. (Snip)In the past week, President Trump has held three full cabinet meetings. Why? Because common sense would tell us he’s executing an omnidirectional strategic agenda-push, and direct communication is critical. * Tomorrow FBI Director Christopher Wray is going to testify to the House Judiciary Committee. The MAGA-allies in the House are positioned to bring all of the
Comments: FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before House Judiciary Committee tomorrow. He could have some interesting things to say about the Black Hats in that agency. Then there’s the moving of the embassy to Jerusalem; Lighthizer and Ross positioning the US on NAFTA (getting ready to pull out?); the economy surging and the Senate’s vote to go to conference committee with the House on the tax bill… Read on. There’s much more to this interesting report on our multidimensional President and his administration. Making America Great Again!!!
Best reading you´ll do all week, and it´s only Thursday...!
FTA: Traditionally, politicians have trained the media and general electorate to think of a President that focuses on one single policy initiative at a time. However, specifically because he’s not a politician, the approach of President Trump is to have multiple policy initiatives advancing simultaneously.
The opposition is forced to narrow their focus and target one if they wish to try and stop it. However, as soon as they zero-in on one endeavor they want to attack, Trump fires out another signal flare (twitter), which takes them off task.
It’s a stunning playbook.
Normally we think in terms of the media taking the Presidency off-message. However, for the first time in our lifetime we have a Presidency that is actually adept at keeping the media off message. How’s that for a paradigm shift.
It appears that President Trump is hitting his stride and dragging others in to implement his strategy.
FTA: The opposition is forced to narrow their focus and target one if they wish to try and stop it. However, as soon as they zero-in on one endeavor they want to attack, Trump fires out another signal flare (twitter), which takes them off task.
Trump is the personification of WHY we should boost the private sector and shrink government. Government is ponderous, inefficient, slow, and enormously impressed with its own importance. The private sector is efficient, nimble, quick, and your importance is judged by what you deliver daily. Government saps the Country´s vitality. The private sector turbo charges it.
Trump is playing 25 moves ahead of the deep state. He isn´t afraid to charge full speed ahead and when he stumbles, he learns quickly and barely slows down. This is also why Congress is having trouble keeping up. Some of the Congress Critters might be stars in Congress but compared to Trump, they are pathetic. They can´t keep up and are frightened to try. In private business they would have been "Fired" a long time ago.
Winning indeed. But sorry President Trump you are wrong about us saying "we can’t take all of this winning". Keep it up, there´s still a lot of swamp to drain. I hope the article is correct. It would be stellar to see "strategic and comprehensive removal of most ‘black hat’ IC leakers" at the DOJ and FBI and some of the other actions mentioned.
Best of all will be to see the media´s, dem´s, Leftist´s, and Never Trumper´s heads explode. I suspect new evidence against BO´s illegal actions will come out as well and Hillary to be re-exposed to responsibility for her crimes.
When the United States recognized the Jewish state of Israel, it sent shockwaves throughout the international system. Donald Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is as historic as Harry Truman’s move in 1948. In fact, the announcement last week is probably the most consequential foreign policy decision of the young Trump Administration. Of course, there is significant opposition to the decision—not least because it was Trump who made it. The United States effectively served as midwife to the modern state of Israel during the Truman Administration. President Truman’s decision to recognize Israel as an independent state was met with
Reveling in my freedom in our Age of Communications Revolution, I found myself rummaging through the bowels of YouTube (best not to say for what). In the process, I discovered an exotic foreign past time: “mudlarking.” Pursued in a nation purporting to be a United Kingdom, properly licensed royal subjects amble along the banks of the Thames at low tide and scavenge through the aquatic detritus and muck to find historical and literal gold. Usually, though, the mudlarkers cull lesser treasures from the foreshore’s mire—animal bones, buttons, and pipes. (Snip)Watching a gaggle of mudlarkers combing through the muck, I experienced
Dick Clark had a game show called The $10,000 Pyramid. It was so successful that eventually it became The $100,000 Pyramid. Contestants guessed at the category by hearing examples of things in the category. For example, "bats, baseballs, gloves" were clues for Things You Would Use In A Ballgame. Easy as pi. Using tweets on Twitter, can you guess the Hashtag? "Joe Biden at a Girl Scout event." No? How about: "Lawrence O´Donnell´s psychiatrist." Nope, that´s not it. Try: "Bottled water from Chernobyl." Hmm.
Well, journalists had another stellar week of buying petards from Acme, setting the explosives off, and hoisting themselves high above the ground.The first ten days of December have seen: ABC News´s Brian Ross lie about General Flynn´s plea bargain. Reuters and Bloomberg News reported on an imaginary subpoena of Trump´s records at a German bank. CNN lied about Donald Trump Junior being tipped off about a WikiLeaks. David Weigel of the Washington Post lied about the size of the crowd at a Trump rally. Liars all of them. Byron Tau of the Wall Street Journal tweeted: "CNN corrects its earlier report, which appears to be an
Santa Barbara County was under siege from the Thomas fire Sunday as fire crews fought to keep the destructive blaze from the region’s picturesque beach communities. Authorities said the out-of-control blaze had scorched 230,000 acres by Sunday evening, making it the fifth largest wildfire in modern California history. The fire grew by more than 50,000 acres during the day, triggering new evacuation orders for about 5,000 county residents, including those east of Mission Canyon and north of Highway 192. An additional 30,000 residents west of Mission Canyon to Highway 154 and south of Highway 192 to the county line were told
House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) speaks to FOX News after being cleared by a House ethics panel over an accusation that he revealed classified information. From Friday´s broadcast of Special Report: CATHERINE HERRIDGE, FOX NEWS: After an 8-month review the House ethics panel cleared the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes of revealing classified information while overseeing the Russian investigation. NUNES: I think it gives people in the United States a scene into how dirty this place can be. HERRIDGE: Speaking exclusively to FOX News, Nunes said the complaint filed by liberal groups was designed to shut down
After spending a reasonable amount of time looking at the recent CNN Fake News story surrounding Donald Trump Jr; and accepting the leak that spurred that fake news story stemmed from inside the House Intelligence Committee; and after applying a reasonable amount of common sense to how it occurred; CTH believes Adam Schiff was the most likely source of the leak to CNN’s Congressional Correspondant, Manu Raju, that led to the fraudulent story. Today’s discussion with Jake Tapper confirms that assertion: (Video)(Snip)The Donald Trump Jr. email was leaked from within the committee, and later reported by CNN, that the date
Sex is private. Everybody lies about sex. And the classic but far from classy quip from James Carville, "Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you´ll find." Democrats were so clever that they thought they got away with it when they protected Bill Clinton in 1998. But they still pay today. Margaret Carlson of the Daily Beast bravely tried to fashion the sow´s ear of Al Franken into a silk purse.(Snip) Nice try, but it won´t work because as long as Bill Clinton is alive, so is his scandal. He survived but at a price others pay.
Though the hate-filled press would like you to think otherwise, this Christmas we have witnessed a return to a classic sense of style at the White House. The much-discussed Trump Christmas decor has contributed to this proper and appropriate appreciation of style which—as opposed to fashion—is timeless. Adam Flusser, the master of sartorial propriety, taught us certain standards complement our humanity. Style is higher than fashion because style comports itself with something eternal; something that is in accord timeless and elegant principles.(Snip)When the Obamas occupied the White House, their decorations reflected a cavalier attitude not only about the meaning of
Toward the final months of his presidency Barack Obama infamously said the following regarding jobs that had left America – including millions during his eights years as President: “…some of those jobs of the past are just not going to come back.” And when commenting on then-candidate Donald Trump’s promise to bring jobs back, Mr. Obama said this: “…Well, how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have?” No magic want was needed by POTUS Trump. Just some common sense, a basic understanding of economics (remember, Barack Obama never created a private sector job in his life and is
From Fox News: Olympic star Lindsey Vonn says she won´t represent Trump at 2018 Winter Games Hmm. She might not represent him or anyone else after injuring her back today. Vonn virtue-signaled this week on CNN. From Fox News: “I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” Vonn said this week amid the buildup to the 2018 games in PyeongChang, South Korea.(Snip) She joins a choir of millionaire athletes pandering to pretentious liberals and Antifa fascists. Today, the Associated Press reported: Lindsey Vonn finished a World Cup super-G in extreme pain Saturday and was treated by race doctors for a back injury. The
In an effort to ridicule President Trump, Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel tweeted a fake news picture from last night’s MAGA rally in Pensacola Florida; obviously attempting to frame a narrative that the rally was poorly attended. (Tweet) Except the picture was entirely FAKE NEWS, and President Trump just called Dave Weigel out on Twitter: (Tweet)…Along with actual pictures from the rally: (Photos).Which forced WaPo reporter Dave Weigel to retract and apologize: Sure thing: I apologize. I deleted the photo after @dmartosko told me I’d gotten it wrong. Was confused by the image of you walking in the bottom right corner.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Frank Luntz, a GOP establishment messaging consultant, was visibly flabbergasted as every single one of his focus group participants in a Birmingham area Vice News-produced panel backed Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. Titled “Why These Alabama Voters Are Sticking By Roy Moore,” Luntz’s Vice News focus group aired on Vice News Tonight on Dec. 8 on HBO. “Are you all Christians here?” Luntz opens the seven-and-a-half-minute long segment. “Yes,” all of the focus group participants, who joined Luntz in a Birmingham area restaurant, replied. “Is Roy Moore a good Christian?” he followed up. “Yes,” one woman replied. “Absolutely,” another said. “Absolutely?”
California´s governor has said that deadly wildfires in the winter will be ´the new normal´, as fire crews rushed to contain the fires, with dry desert winds expected to intensify over the weekend. Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday toured Ventura County neighborhoods ravaged by a weeklong wildfire that killed at least one person and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings. At a news conference, the Democrat said drought and climate change mean California faces a ´new reality´ where lives and property are continually threatened by fire, at a cost of billions of dollars. He added that gusty winds and
An award-winning U.S. diplomat who was seen as a rising star at the State Department has issued a scathing resignation letter, accusing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the Donald Trump administration of undercutting the State Department and damaging America’s influence in the world. Elizabeth Shackelford, who most recently served as a political officer based in Nairobi for the U.S. mission to Somalia, wrote to Tillerson that she reluctantly had decided to quit because the administration had abandoned human rights as a priority and shown disdain for the State Department’s diplomatic work,
There are times in life when the institutional ground underneath you begins to crumble — and with it, longstanding attachments. Such is the case for me when it comes to the Republican Party and evangelicalism. I’ve been a part of both for my entire adult life. These days, though, in many important ways they are having harmful effects on our society. The latest example is in Alabama, where Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate, stands accused of varying degrees of sexual misconduct by nine women, including one who was 14 years old at the time. Mr. Moore leads in most
Prior to President Donald Trump’s visit to the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum today, Fox & Friends brought on Trump supporter and former sheriff David Clarke to discuss the president’s appearance. And things got very tense very fast. Right off the bat, co-host Pete Hegseth asked Clarke what he thought about Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights icon, deciding not to attend the opening because Trump would be in attendance. Clarke reacted by immediately dismissing Lewis. “John who?” Clarke mocking stated. “John Lewis — he was bloodied on the Selma bridge, Sheriff, when trying to protest voting
Sen. Richard Shelby says he wants a Republican elected to the Senate on Tuesday to represent Alabama, but that he didn’t vote for GOP candidate Roy Moore in the special election. The Alabama Republican said he’s already cast his ballot, and that he chose a write-in candidate. “I’d rather see the Republican win, but I’d rather see a Republican write-in. I couldn’t vote for Roy Moore. I didn’t vote for Roy Moore,” Shelby told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” Moore has been accused of pursuing sexual relationships with teenagers when he was in his 30s. In some
Short of impeaching President Trump, does anything excite Democrats, the Resistance, and NeverTrumpers like the prospect of the president firing special counsel Robert Mueller? Firing Mueller would, or course, be the quickest way for Trump to get impeached, which might explain a certain air of anticipation in discussions of whether — some prefer to say when -- Trump will sack the prosecutor leading the Trump-Russia investigation.There has been a lot of news and commentary recently interpreting criticism of Mueller by a number of pro-Trump media voices as an effort to encourage Trump to fire Mueller, or lay the groundwork for
The NFL protests have been lucrative for social justice charities — they´ll receive a whopping $89 million in "settlement" money, redirected from veterans and breast cancer charity funds — but they´re also becoming a boon for cash-strapped football fans. It turns out, if you can still stomach a professional football game, you can now get tickets for about the same price as a couple of Starbucks lattes. According to Vivid Seats, an NFL ticket reselling site, seat prices at most NFL stadiums have bottomed out, leaving fans able to snag a lower level seat for a Buffalo Bills game for
A heartbreaking video of a young boy pleading to be left alone by bullies has gone viral and celebrities are offering him their support.Keaton Jones, of Knoxville, Tennessee, asked his mother, Kimberly Jones, a question that so many people would like the answer too. ´Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What´s the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them,´ Keaton asked his mother through tears. ´It´s not okay,´ he said. (Video/Photos) His mother then asked: ´What did they say to you?´ ´They make fun
Loose dentures? More like loose screws. Donald Trump was slurring his words pretty good last week for a guy who fancied himself an expert when it came to Hillary Clinton’s alleged brain damage. What would he make of his own slurred speech and bizarre behavior? brain tumor from the weight of that massive combover sitting on top of his head like a live farm animal? Simply slurred speech because his thoughts are so fantastic that his mouth can’t keep up?
In 1990, when liberal journalists still had some sense of obligation to the truth, Michael Kelly wrote the following for GQ: As [Carla] Gaviglio enters the room, the six-foot-two, 225-plus-pound [Sen. Ted] Kennedy grabs the five-foot-three, 103-pound waitress and throws her on the table. She lands on her back, scattering crystal, plates and cutlery and the lit candles. Several glasses and a crystal candlestick are broken. Kennedy then picks her up from the table and throws her on [Sen. Chris] Dodd, who is sprawled in a chair. (snip) Here is what McCaskill had to say about Kennedy´s behavior upon his death
WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because, friends suspect, it fires him up for the day. Energized, infuriated — often a gumbo of both — Mr. Trump grabs his iPhone. Sometimes he tweets while propped on his pillow, according to aides. Other times he tweets from the den next door, watching another television. Less frequently, he makes his way up the hall to the