Saturday, January 14, 2017

West Bank Settler Leaders Invited To Trump's Inauguration

Take That, United, Everything Is the Jews Fault, Nations!

Times of Israel
January 13, 2017, 7:38 pm

Yesha Council hails ‘clear indication’ of different attitude of new administration, weeks after Obama failed to veto UN resolution condemning settlements

In a sign of the different attitude of US President-elect Donald Trump, the West Bank settlers’ council said Friday it has been invited to send a delegation to the presidential inauguration next week.

It said that Oded Revivi, chairman of the Yesha settlers’ council, will lead the delegation. He will be joined by Benny Kasriel, mayor of Ma’aleh Adumim, a large settlement next to Jerusalem.

This comes three weeks after the Obama administration failed to veto a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements, a move Israel bitterly condemned. Consecutive US administrations have called the settlements an obstacle to peace, saying they undermine the possibility of a two state solution.

Revivi said the invitation is a “clear indication” that the new administration understands the importance of his group. He says he is looking forward to working “with our new friends in the White House.”

Trump has appointed David Friedman, a Jewish-American lawyer with close ties to the settlement movement, as his ambassador to Israel. Trump also has vowed to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a step the Palestinians strongly oppose.

In their confirmation hearings, Trump’s Cabinet picks have voiced mixed messages. His nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, said a two-state solution is “the dream that everyone is in pursuit of,” but he also questioned its feasibility. His nominee for defense secretary, James Mattis, told his hearing Thursday that Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem, is Israel’s capital.

The announcement came after it became clear that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not attend the inauguration, quashing earlier reports that he had been invited to attend.

Netanyahu was not invited to the inauguration in Washington DC, and leaders of foreign countries do not usually attend US presidential inaugurations, the Israel Hayom daily reported on Thursday, citing the Prime Minister’s Office.

Earlier this week, Netanyahu canceled his trip scheduled for January 18 to the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, leading to further speculation that he might be planning to attend the inauguration.

The Prime Minister’s Office also said in a statement that the cancellation of Netanyahu’s participation in Davos, where he was scheduled to speak and had meetings planned, had nothing to do with a police investigation into possible bribery and fraud charges.

The cancellation fueled rumors that Trump staffers, led by son-in-law Jared Kushner, were “aggressively courting” the prime minister in an effort to persuade him to attend the January 20 ceremony.

Netanyahu’s tense relationship with outgoing US President Barack Obama was exacerbated in recent weeks, after the White House publicly clashed with Israel over its West Bank policy and later declined to veto a UN Security Council resolution condemning settlements.

Trump has assured Israel that things will be different after he takes office, and a day after his election victory, and has invited Netanyahu to meet with him in the United States “at the first opportunity.”



Thank You AP and Times of Israel Staff.

Symphonic Metal Break: Serenity: Fallen Sanctuary (Full Album)

Do you remember the way Susan Boyle was received on that talent show, where the judges and audience quietly sniggered at the rather plain looking, non fashion-model on stage who told them she wanted to be a singer?

And after she sang, and floored the whole room, the Judges apologized to her?

In short, we're impressed. And it takes a lot to even catch our attention much less impress us these days.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Country Music Break: Commander Cody, Lost In The Ozone Again








4 Years of Democrat back stabbing the incoming Administration, mischaracterizing it, and trying to Impeach it, because Their Candidate lost the election.

Pass the Pepto.

BREAKING: House Passes Next Step In ObamaCare Repeal

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The Senate passed its budget resolution yesterday. Now House has done its job. 

Via The Hill:
The House on Friday voted to begin the process of repealing ObamaCare, despite defections from some Republicans wary of rushing ahead without a plan to replace the law.
Lawmakers voted largely along party lines, 227-198, to approve a budget resolution that’s serving as a vehicle to unwind the healthcare law.
Nine Republicans from the conservative and centrist wings of the party joined with all Democrats to oppose the measure.
Keep reading…

Thank You The Hill and Nick. 

It's High Time these Bipartisans started earning their damn keep.

New Secret Chinese Submarine Armed With Nukes Capable of Hitting America Surfaces ...

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Via The Mirror:
China’s new secret nuclear stealth submarines been tipped to enhance its nuclear capabilities amid reports it may carry missiles capable of reaching the United States.
These pictures of the “Jin” Type 094A rear has triggered belief it can carry 12 ballistic missiles hidden in its “hump” rear.
The missiles are reportedly known as “big waves” and can launch over 11,000km.missiles known as ‘big waves’ – with a range of over 11,000km.
The shape is believed to make the vessel more aerodynamic in the water.
Keep reading…

Thank You The Mirror and Nick. 


OK. 

China: US Govt Trade Representative 


If you haven't read it yet, read it now.

The above subs are what you are Actually buying in trade for "Cheap Imported Goods." 

So, yeah. We don't have a problem with bringing American Companies back to America, to employ Americans.

We don't have a problem with renegotiating bad trade deals.

Git 'er done Mr. President.

Not So Fast! California Republican Says Hiring Holder To Fight Trump Violates State Constitution

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Update to this story. 

It also violates common sense that the Democratic California legislature would hire an outside law firm at $25,000 per month when the Democratic California AG has almost 1,600 lawyers on staff. But hey… we’re talking about Cronyfornia.

Via Washington Times:
A California GOP lawmaker is challenging the hiring of former U.S. Attorney Eric Holder to fight the Trump administration, saying it may violate the California Constitution.
Assemblyman Kevin Kiley has asked the California Attorney General’s office to investigate whether legislative Democrats ran afoul of the law by retaining Mr. Holder and his law firm, Covington & Burling, for $25,000 per month to do a job that can be performed by state employees.
Mr. Holder was hired last week by the California legislature, which is controlled by Democrats, as outside counsel to provide advice on “our efforts to resist any attempts to roll back the progress California has made” on issues such as climate change to immigration.
But Mr. Kiley cited a court ruling that said the state Constitution forbids hiring outside consultants for roles that can be carried out “adequately and competently’ by those in the civil service, including work “defending California against federal actions.”
“In light of these facts, I respectfully ask your legal opinion as to whether the 1,592 attorneys and legal staff at the State Attorney General’s Office can perform ‘adequately and competently’ the legal services for which Covington & Burling has been retained by the Legislature,” said the Republican Kiley in his letter.
Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes said he supports the inquiry, calling it “certainly appropriate to request a legal opinion as to whether this contract is consistent with state law.”

Keep reading…

Thank You Wash Times and Huck Funn.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Pop Metal Break, Nightwish, End Of All Hope

Back at DNC HQ,

AHHHHHH The Republicans are coming!

Democrats Grill Trump Nominees On Gay Marriage Again and Again and Again

Go get 'em Kamala. That's the way to put 96 Million out of work Americans back to work.

washington examiner

By Philip Wegmann • 1/12/17 5:54 PM

Senate Democrats are obsessed with sex. Each of Trump's nominees to the departments of defense, housing, and the Central Intelligence Agency endured a steady bombardment of questions about gay marriage. It was a needless LGBT hat-trick.

At all three hearings, Democrats demonstrated how their fascination with gay marriage eclipses their interest in military preparedness, urban development, and cybersecurity. Even more telling, they completely disregarded the president-elect's position on social issues.

Trump might have campaigned against political correctness. But he didn't run to resurrect the religious right's crusade for traditional marriage. On social issues, he's less Pat Buchanan and more Mitch Daniels. Anyone who doubts that should revisit Trump's 60 Minutes interview and Vice President-elect Mike Pence's Focus on the Family roundtable.

One more time, the president-elect accepts gay marriage as "the law of the land." And his vice-president advocated an era of gay federalism. But even those facts still couldn't stop the repetitive questions.

As the Islamic State endures and Al-Qaeda metastasizes, Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand opted to ask secretary of defense nominee James Mattis about gays and women in the military. While the Marine commander has been critical of the Obama administration's social engineering in the ranks, the nominee said he's primarily focused on military readiness.

Continually pressed about the sexual preferences of his enlisted men and women, Mattis echoed the party line. "Frankly, senator," he said, "I've never cared much about two consenting adults and who they go to bed with."

Things weren't much different for Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan. Russia might have undermined an election recently, but Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., grilled the aspiring CIA chief about employee benefits for gay public servants. She spent most of her allotted time on questions that, frankly, were better suited for Langley's HR department.

Harris wanted assurances that the top spy would "not put in place any policies that would discriminate against any members because of their sexual orientation." Without hesitation, just like his bosses promised to leave the LGBT issue be, Pompeo gave it.

Even evangelical favorite Ben Carson didn't bite at the question when pressed by Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown. Asked about protections for same-sex marriages, the HUD nominee replied that he'd "enforce all the laws of the land." Though a vocal opponent of gay marriage, the neurosurgeon and aspiring bureaucrat held his tongue.


Thank You Mr Wegemann and Wash Ex.