Tuesday, January 17, 2017

John Lewis Missed Other Inaugurations

John Lewis declared that his boycott of Donald Trump's inauguration would be the first presidential inauguration he did not attend.



Of course, we know that was false, but now the office of John Lewis himself has acknowledged the falsehood.




Some people aren't happy that Trump doubled down on Lewis. He was supposed to apologize to Lewis for calling him an illegitimate president, but he didn't.






Trump has learned that when he tweets, the media will cover his remarks.

By tweeting the truth about Lewis' inauguration attendance, the media were forced to acknowledge the Lewis-led boycott was nothing new.

I understand the opinion that it's not presidential to tweet. However, it is a way to reach millions of people without depending on the hostile press.

It works.


Women's March on Washington - No Pro-Life Women Allowed

The Women's March on Washington will not tolerate pro-life women among the ranks.

Apparently, the only thing that trumps hatred for Donald Trump is love of abortion. It's not enough to hate Trump. You are not allowed to be pro-life if you want to receive partnership status for the anti-Trump march.

From The Cut:

On January 21st, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, an estimated 200,000 people will join the Women’s March on Washington, which bills its purpose as “to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination.” “Reproductive Freedom” is among their listed principles, which they define in part as “open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion.” Planned Parenthood was an early partner, as is NARAL and the National Institute for Reproductive Health. And, as the Atlantic reports, some pro-lifers were also drawn to the march.

Per the Atlantic, the Texas-based anti-choice group New Wave Feminists – tagline: “Badass. Prolife. Feminists.” – was granted partnership status on Friday, though, as of Monday, they no longer appear on the Women’s March site’s list of partners.



Text of the statement:
The Women’s March’s platform is pro-choice and that has been our stance from day one. We want to assure all of our partners, as well as participants, that we are pro-choice as clearly stated in our Unity Principles. We look forward to marching on behalf of individuals who share the view that women deserve the right to make their own reproductive decisions.

The anti-choice organization in question is not a partner of the Women’s March on Washington. We apologize for this error.

If you don't believe in killing unborn babies, you're not welcome to join in a march claiming "to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination."

Defending humanity. Self-determination. What a joke!

These people have lost their minds.

Jimmy Fallon: Green Bay Packers Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Last night, the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL playoffs by kicking a game-winning field goal as time expired. The Packers were so excited they promised the kicker they'd learn his name before their next game. Isn't that nice?

(We all know Mason Crosby's name!)

#DisruptJ20 - Scott Green, Luke Kuhn, and Collin Dunn

Scott Green, Luke Kuhn, and Collin Dunn, all of the D.C. Anti-Fascist Coalition, want to make sure Trump inaugural events are shut down.

"Community organizing" by the radical Left:


Monday, January 16, 2017

Democrat Lawmakers Boycott Trump Inauguration

The Leftist hissy fit continues.




From FOX News:

At least 20 Democratic lawmakers plan to skip Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony Friday after the president-elect lashed out against civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., for calling him an illegitimate president.

All of the lawmakers who plan to skip the ceremony are members of the House. Some are using Trump’s lewd statements about women, remarks about illegal immigrants and the reports of Russian-backed hacking of political committees as reasons for not going to the event.

Lewis said in an interview NBC’s “Meet the Press,” which aired Sunday, to lash out against Trump, saying that he didn’t see the president-elect as a “legitimate president” as well as blaming Russian hacking for helping him get elected.

“I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” Lewis said.

Trump fired back at Lewis Saturday on Twitter, telling Lewis that he should focus on fixing his district rather than “falsely complaining about the election.” Trump said Lewis’ district was in “horrible shape.”

...Vice President-elect Mike Pence said in an interview on “Fox News Sunday” that Lewis should reconsider his Inauguration Day boycott and urged congressional Democrats, and all Americans, to unite under Trump.

“While I have great respect for John Lewis and for his contributions, particularly to the civil rights movement, I was deeply disappointed to see someone of his stature question the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency and to hear him say he was not attending the inauguration," Pence said. "I hope he reconsiders.”

Other lawmakers who don’t plan on attending Friday’s ceremony include: Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., Rep. John Conyers, D- Mich., Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., Rep. Adam Smith, D- Wash., Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., Rep. José E. Serrano, D-NY, Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., Rep. Mark Takano, D- Calif., Rep. Yvette Clarke, D-NY, Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-NY and Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-NY.
It was wrong of Rep. Lewis to say Trump isn't a "legitimate president." That's completely out of line.

Most definitely, Trump won the election legitimately. Lewis and the Democrats joining his boycott of the inauguration of our 45th president are, in effect, calling the votes of the nearly 63 million Americans that elected him illegitimate.

I know they don't care. They aren't required to care.

Whether or not Democrats show up to witness one of our nation's greatest moments, the peaceful transfer of power, doesn't matter.

Donald Trump will become the president on January 20th.

No Democrat boycott will change that. No boycott of the inauguration by performers will change that. No videos from Hollywood "celebrities" whining about Trump's election will change that.

Just as in Wisconsin in 2011, when the Democrats/Leftists went berserk and occupied and trashed the Capitol over Scott Walker and Act 10, these protests serve to elevate and solidify support rather than diminish it. Their childish and sometimes violent behavior serves as confirmation as to why they lost the election in the first place.

Donald Trump will become the president on January 20th. That's going to happen.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Love Your Enemies

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. explains the importance of loving your enemies.

Love has the power to redeem and transform individuals. Hate destroys.



DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.: This is what Jesus means when he says, 'Love your enemy.' This is the way to do it. When the opportunity presents itself when you can defeat your enemy, you must not do it. So Jesus says love, because hate destroys the hater as well as the hated.

Now I think there is a final reason that Jesus says, 'Love your enemies.' It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. That's why Jesus says, 'Love your enemies.' Because if you hate your enemies, you have no way to redeem and to transform your enemies. But if you love your enemies, you will discover that at the very root of love is the power of redemption. You just keep loving people and keep loving them, even though they're mistreating you.

Bullying Works

Jennifer Holliday's decision to back out of her performance at the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States teaches us something: Bullying works.

From the Associated Press:

Broadway star Jennifer Holliday has backed out as a performer at next week's presidential inaugural, saying she did not realize that her participation would be interpreted as a statement of support for President-elect Donald Trump.

Holliday, best known for her Tony-winning role in Broadway's "Dreamgirls," faced pressure from her gay, lesbian and black fans when it was announced she would sing at a Thursday concert at Washington's Lincoln Memorial.

Holliday said in a statement Saturday that she apologized for her lapse of judgment, for being uneducated on the issues and causing heartbreak for her fans.

Several prominent entertainers have declined to perform at Trump inaugural festivities.
Previously, Jennifer Holliday had stated she would not back down in the face of the attacks.

She did. I don't fault her. Avoiding abuse is not unreasonable.

However, the entire mess is extremely unfortunate. The Trump-hating mob is merciless.

From the New York Times:

Ms. Holliday said she was asked on Wednesday if she would sing at the concert scheduled for Jan. 19, and she agreed, seeing the request as similar to those she received to sing at the White House during past Republican and Democratic presidencies. “I just thought of the history part of it, and about singing on the mall where Marian Anderson paved the way for me to sing as a black American,” she said, referring to a 1939 concert that Ms. Anderson, a popular singer, performed from the Lincoln Memorial after being denied permission to sing at Constitution Hall because she was black.

Ms. Holliday said she had been startled and disheartened on Friday by the venom that greeted the news of her participation.

“It brought a lot of threats from people already saying I’ll never work again,” she said. “If that’s what America has come to, where we all hate and bully people, there’s no more freedom of speech.”

She added, “I know everybody hates me now, but that shows we are all just hateful people now — we don’t even want to work together.”
Yes, we're all just hateful people.

How nice!

John Lewis: Trump Not a Legitimate President

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Packers in NFC Championship Game





What a great day!

Jared Cook's Catch



Go Pack!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Final Performances

A chapter in Wisconsin's history is about to end.

P.T. Barnum's circus has its roots in Delavan, Wisconsin.

In 1884, the Ringling Brothers started their circus in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

After the Ringlings took over other circuses and then acquired Barnum and Bailey's Circus, they created "The Greatest Show on Earth."

After 146 years, the Ringling Bros. circus is closing.

Quite an amazing run, an American success story.




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Read: Another American tradition killed by pressure from left-wing extremists & corporate PC...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday

Eighty-eight years ago TODAY, Martin Luther King, Jr. was born.





Text of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, August 28, 1963, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

SNL: Sturgill Simpson - 'Call to Arms'

On Saturday Night Live last night, Sturgill Simpson was the musical guest.

He and his band performed "Keep It Between the Lines" and "Call to Arms."

Both songs were great but "Call to Arms" was incredible.

The lyrics were unintelligible. Some might appreciate that because there's a lot of anger in the song and some could consider it to be anti-military in addition to being anti-war.

It presents a negative image of the defenders of our freedom, referring to them as stripped of their identity, puppets required to keep their mouths shut and meet their maker overseas.


"Call to Arms"



For better quality watch on the NBC site.

Bob Dylan: It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - 50 Years Ago

Fifty years ago today, Bob Dylan recorded "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" in New York City. It would be released on March 22, 1967, on Bringing It All Back Home.

This performance is from D.A. Pennebaker's documentary, Don't Look Back, released in 1967, but filmed in 1965.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

'I Will Survive' Trump (Video)

Celebrities really have to stop making these pathetic anti-Trump videos. They are so lame. Some agent or handler or somebody should tell them they're making fools of themselves.

I guess it's entertaining that they apparently don't realize how silly they come off.

Four years of goofy videos and attempts to influence the "little people"?

Here we go.


Jackie Evancho and Juliet Evancho and Trump's Inauguration

Jackie Evancho has been mocked and criticized by the self-proclaimed tolerant Left because she will be singing the national anthem at the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States.

From the Associated Press:

Singer Jackie Evancho says she hopes people will set aside politics while she's performing the national anthem at Donald Trump's inauguration "and just think about the pretty song."

Evancho says in an interview for "CBS Sunday Morning" she hopes her performance will bring people together and "make everyone forget about rivals and politics for a second."

The 16-year-old singer has caught some criticism for agreeing to sing at the inauguration. But she rejects the idea she is tacitly accepting Trump's agenda or intolerance for LGBT rights.

Her sister, Juliet Evancho, was born Jacob and is transgender.

Juliet Evancho tells CBS her sister "is singing for our country and it's an honor for her to be singing in front of so many people."

This is quite a revelation.

Jackie's sister was born her brother. Juliet is transgender.

Juliet says Jackie "is singing for our country and it's an honor for her to be singing in front of so many people."

Obviously, Juliet has an open mind and is exhibiting tolerance, not to mention being a loving, supportive sister to Jackie.

Question: When did President-elect Trump show an intolerance for LGBT individuals and their rights as Americans and as human beings? I honestly don't recall. Is it his defense of the Bill of Rights and freedom of religion? That certainly should not automatically be construed to be an assault on the LGBT community.

Jackie Evancho is a very brave young woman for not backing down when faced with a tremendous amount of pressure from the bullying, intolerant Leftists. She's tougher than many performers two, three, four, five times her age who might want to perform at events for the U.S. presidential inauguration but are too fearful, giving in to pressure from the Leftist mob, buckling to their intolerance and hatred.

Performers with Leftist views should participate in the inaugural events to remind citizens that a diversity of opinions exists but it doesn't have to divide us as a nation. Performing would be an indication that they aren't abandoning their positions as valid and they intend to work with the new administration to promote their views. That's a novel idea.

Jackie Evancho has made it clear that her performance is about the UNITED States, not a political party or an individual.

I will be cheering when Jackie sings our national anthem.





David Bowie: Low - 40 Years Ago

Forty years ago today, David Bowie released Low.









Friday, January 13, 2017

Charlie Sykes - New Radio Show





Well, Charlie Sykes' retirement from radio didn't last long.

He has a new show on National Public Radio, produced by WNYC, New York Public Radio, and Minnesota Public Radio.

From Politico:
Conservative talk radio show host Charlie Sykes is returning to the airwaves as a co-host of a national public radio show produced by WNYC.

Skyes, who in October announced that he would step down from his daily talk radio show after 23 years, will join longtime WNYC radio personality Brian Lehrer, Minnesota Public Radio’s Kerri Miller and Kai Wright, formerly of The Nation, to serve as a co-host of "Indivisible," a weeknight call-in radio show. Wright, who had been co-host of two WNYC podcasts, will join WNYC full-time for the new show.

...The show, co-produced by WNYC and Minnesota Public Radio, will center on the concerns of listeners who call into the show from around the country. Sykes’ segment of the show will be on Wednesday nights, when he will “interview policy makers and engage listeners in conversation that weighs developments in the new administration’s first 100 days against American values and conservative principles,” WNYC said in a release. Lehrer’s segment will air on Tuesdays.

Sykes, who will continue to serve as editor in chief of RightWisconsin.com, became a national name last year after a contentious interview with Donald Trump solidified Sykes as a leading anti-Trump conservative voice. When he stepped down from his show in October, Sykes wrote that the conservative movement had been "badly damaged" and that the conservative media was "broken."

"I'm immensely flattered to be asked to participate in this ongoing conversation that I hope can help some us break out of our ideological bubbles," Sykes said in a statement.
MSNBC, NPR - makes sense.

I am not, nor have I ever been, trapped in an ideological bubble.

Thanks for the help, but no thanks.


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This is funny:



I'll let you in on a little secret. There's this thing called the Internet. You can live stream anything. Don't worry, Wisconsinites.

I've been listening to "radio" via the Internet since early in this century. I was a regular listener of programs before they were nationally syndicated. I listened to syndicated shows as they aired live rather than when local stations aired them. It's routine for me. When it comes to radio, the obstacles are easily overcome.


Jennifer Holliday, Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down - Trump Inauguration

I guess the level of bullying from Trump haters shouldn't be surprising, but it is disheartening.

Can't they give the spewing of their ugliness a rest for just a couple of days? How about a couple of hours? Too much to ask?

Yes, we know they hate Trump, but out of respect for the office of the presidency, as well as just a modicum of respect for millions of their fellow American citizens, can't they at least not crucify the individual performers deciding to participate in the celebration of our great country?





The Leftists even have to diss state fairs in the process of slamming entertainers willing to perform at Trump inaugural events?

I LOVE THE WISCONSIN STATE FAIR! Don't mess with my state fair!

From the Associated Press:
Inaugural planners have released the lineup for Donald Trump's welcome celebration on the eve of his swearing-in. The headliners include country star Toby Keith, singer Jennifer Holliday and actor Jon Voight.

Trump's team says other performers include the rock band 3 Doors Down, The Piano Guys, Lee Greenwood and RaviDrums.

The groups will be performing in a free "welcome celebration" concert at the Lincoln Memorial that will be available for live broadcast.

Trump himself will speak during the program as well. And the concert will feature fireworks and military bands.

From the New York Times:

Jennifer Holliday sang for the Reagans. She sang for the Bushes (father and son). And she sang for the Clintons.

So when the planners of this year’s presidential inauguration reached out to the Tony-winning singer this week to ask if she would sing during a welcome concert the day before Donald J. Trump is to be sworn in as president, she said yes.

“I’m singing on the mall for the people,” she said. “I don’t have a dog in this fight — I’m just a singer, and it’s a welcome concert for the people on the mall.”

Ms. Holliday, speaking during a telephone interview Friday afternoon, said she had not supported Mr. Trump’s candidacy — “I voted for Mrs. Clinton, and they knew that.” But, she said, “if someone wants me to sing a national anthem or something, we think about America, and we go.”

...Ms. Holliday said she was asked on Wednesday if she would sing at the concert scheduled for Jan. 19, and she agreed, seeing the request as similar to those she received to sing at the White House during past Republican and Democratic presidencies. “I just thought of the history part of it, and about singing on the mall where Marian Anderson paved the way for me to sing as a black American,” she said, referring to a 1939 concert that Ms. Anderson, a popular singer, performed from the Lincoln Memorial after being denied permission to sing at Constitution Hall because she was black.

Ms. Holliday said she had been startled and disheartened on Friday by the venom that greeted the news of her participation.

“It brought a lot of threats from people already saying I’ll never work again,” she said. “If that’s what America has come to, where we all hate and bully people, there’s no more freedom of speech.”

She added, “I know everybody hates me now, but that shows we are all just hateful people now — we don’t even want to work together.”

And, she said, “If it’s the end of everything for me, then it has to be the end of everything for me. I would hope that’s not how it ends up, but right now I would like to be a part of a welcoming part of America. If we’re only going to let Trump be the face of America, I say let’s not let him be the only face of America — someone else could stand and show a light of love or hope or forgiveness.”
What class!

Jennifer Holliday is displaying the best of America and what it means to live in a free country.


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UPDATE: Jennifer Holliday backs out of Trump inauguration performance


What we've learned: Bullying works.

L.L.Bean Boycott

Linda Bean is one of more than 50 family members involved with L.L.Bean. She personally donated to Donald Trump's campaign. Because of that, the business is being targeted with a boycott.

Statement from L.L.Bean Executive Chairman Shawn Gorman:

We were disappointed to learn that Grab Your Wallet is advocating a boycott against L.L.Bean solely because Linda Bean, who is only one of 50+ family members involved with the business, personally supported Donald Trump for President.

L.L.Bean has been a family-owned business since it began back in 1912. L.L.Bean is a values driven company that has long been inspiring people to live life outdoors. For the last 105 years, L.L.Bean has been singularly focused on offering high-quality, satisfaction-guaranteed products and outstanding customer service in the Maine tradition. This commitment has allowed us to not only employ 5,000 hard-working people, but also donate tens of millions of dollars to non-profit organizations promoting environmental stewardship, educational attainment and a host of other worthy causes at the local, state and national levels.

Our owners, employees, and customers hold views and embrace causes that are individual and diverse. We are united by our love for the outdoors and our guiding principles established back in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean himself who believed “do unto others” was not just a saying, but a way of life. We fully acknowledge and respect that some may disagree with the political views of a single member of our 10-person board of directors. Like most large families, the more than 50 family member-owners of the business hold views and embrace causes across the political spectrum, just as our employees and customers do. And as every member of the family would agree, no individual alone speaks on behalf of the business or represents the values of the company that L.L. built.

With this in mind, we are deeply troubled by the portrayal of L.L.Bean as a supporter of any political agenda.

L.L.Bean does not endorse political candidates, take positions on political matters, or make political contributions. Simply put, we stay out of politics. To be included in this boycott campaign is simply misguided, and we respectfully request that Grab Your Wallet reverse its position.

Shawn Gorman
L.L.Bean Executive Chairman

It's ridiculous to target L.L.Bean with a boycott because one person in the business made a personal donation to Trump.

The bullying by these Leftist lunatics is unbelievable.

It's likely that other family members in the business donated to Democrat candidates. In that case, the goofy boycotters should be supporting L.L.Bean.

"L.L.Bean does not endorse political candidates, take positions on political matters, or make political contributions."

That's smart.

Unlike Penzeys Spices, a business that has woven Leftist politics into its marketing and slams those holding opposing political views, including past, present, and potential customers, L.L.Bean remains apolitical.

No business should be targeted for boycott based on personal political contributions. It makes no sense to punish a business and all its employees. Why set out to harm all those people?

Of course, it's no surprise that the Leftists are doing this. They have lost their minds because Trump defeated Hillary.

In Wisconsin in 2011, Leftists boycotted businesses because individuals involved with those businesses had contributed to Scott Walker. They went crazy, absolutely berserk. Their failed recall effort reinforced their insanity, having to deal with yet another defeat.

When Leftists lose, they go completely nuts. They are terrible, terrible losers.

The 2016 presidential election has revealed just how many Leftists, as well as Never Trumpers, are mentally unstable. It's kind of scary. So many are in complete meltdown.

Put on your big boy pants! Get a grip! Behave like rational, responsible adults!

Bottom line: L.L.Bean is not involved in politics. Period.

The business should not be the target of a boycott campaign. Period.






Obama Gives Biden Medal of Freedom

Jimmy Fallon: Trump and Penthouse Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Penthouse is offering $1 million to anyone who has compromising videos of Donald Trump. When he heard about the offer, Trump provided the videos himself. 'I know a good deal when I see one.'

Jimmy Fallon: Trump and CNN Reporter Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Yesterday, Trump held his first big press conference since the election and he got into a shouting match with a CNN reporter who claims that Trump tried to have him thrown out. Then the other reporters were like, 'Oh, come on. Why does he get to leave? I mean, why do we have to stay?'

Go Pack Go! Crush Cowboys!