Friday, November 24, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Proclamation Establishing Thanksgiving Day

October 3, 1863

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle, or the ship; the axe had enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years, with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.

A. Lincoln

In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, Abraham Lincoln defined this American holiday as "a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens."

He spoke of the "gracious gifts of the Most High God."

Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day, in the year of our Lord two thousand and seventeen!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Bill Kristol's Inner Socialist

What is happening?

Bill Kristol is exposing the truth about himself. He's wobbly, weak, and whiny as a conservative. He loves getting the approval of Leftists.

John F. Kennedy Assassination - 54 Years Ago

It was 54 years ago today that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.

Jimmy Fallon: Charlie Rose Fired Joke

JIMMY FALLON: CBS just fired Charlie Rose after allegations of sexual harassment. They told him to clear out his desk, put on some pants, and leave.

Jimmy Fallon: Trump Turkey Pardon Jokes

JIMMY FALLON: Today, the White House held its annual turkey pardon. And President Trump pardoned a turkey named Drumstick, which was nice till he told the turkey, 'OK, now you pardon me.'

There were actually two turkeys and before the ceremony, this is real, the White House tweeted out a poll asking people which turkey should be pardoned. Leave it to Trump to turn a fun annual tradition into Sophie's Choice. It's like, 'Only one can live, and it'll be on your hands.'

But Trump wound up pardoning both turkeys and they were each spotted in the White House briefing room. Even weirder, they were the only ones who got to ask any questions.

Conan O'Brien: Trump is Racist

I used to watch Conan O'Brien when he was on NBC.

That was before he lurched so far Left.

Not funny.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Dylan Byers and the Media/Entertainment Talent Drain

Dylan Byers, CNN, is sad about the drain of talent from media/entertainment because of sexual misconduct.

Donald Trump Jr. commented before and after Byers deleted the tweet.

I don't know how long this will stand, but someone has messed with Byers' Wikipedia page.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Dylan Byers is an American journalist and proponent of sexual assault if it interferes with his entertainment. He is a senior reporter for media and politics at CNN.[1] He covers the business of media for CNN Digital and regularly appears on CNN television to discuss his reporting.[2] Byers is also a frequent contributor to CNN's Sunday media show, Reliable Sources.[3] He is specifically involved in CNN Money and CNN Politics.[4]

Byers is a "proponent of sexual assault if it interferes with his entertainment."

The Internet.

Trump Pardons Turkeys, Drumstick and Wishbone

President Trump, accompanied by First Lady Melania and Barron, pardoned Drumstick and Wishbone today during the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, thank you all for being here, and welcome to the White House. A very special place. On behalf of Melania, Barron, and the entire Trump family, I want to wish you and all Americans a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. And I hear that beautiful turkey. (Laughter.)

are here today to continue a wonderful American tradition. Today, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I will grant a presidential pardon to a turkey. (Laughter.)

I'm especially pleased that we're joined for this great occasion by Carl Wittenburg, Chairman of the National Turkey Federation, along with his wife, Sharlene, and sons, Nate and Wyatt.

It was 70 years ago that the National Turkey Federation first presented the National Thanksgiving Turkey to President Harry Truman -- who, I might add, did not grant the pardon. He refused. He was a tough cookie. (Laughter.) Today, I'm going to be a much nicer President.

Over the past 10 months, Melania and I have had the pleasure of welcoming many, many special visitors to the great White House. We've hosted dozens of incredible world leaders, members of Congress, and, along the way, a few very strange birds. But we have yet to receive any visitors quite like our magnificent guest of honor today -- Drumstick. Hi, Drumstick. Oh, Drumstick, I think, is going to be very happy.

pleased to report that, unlike millions of other turkeys at this time of the year, Drumstick has a very, very bright future ahead of him. Drumstick was raised on Carl and Sharlene’s turkey farm in Douglas County, Minnesota, with the help of five young women from the Douglas County 4-H chapter who are here with us today. And I want to say, great work. Where are they? Please stand. Great job you've done. (Applause.) 4-H. That's great. Thank you.

Upon being pardoned, Drumstick and his friend, Wishbone, will live out their days at “Gobbler’s Rest” -- beautiful place. It's custom-built; it's an enclosure on the campus of Virginia Tech. Tremendous school. There, they'll join Tater and Tot, the two turkeys pardoned last year by President Obama.

As many of you know, I have been very active in overturning a number of executive actions by my predecessor. However, I have been informed by the White House Counsel’s Office that Tater and Tot’s pardons cannot, under any circumstances, be revoked. So we're not going to revoke them. So, Tater and Tot, you can rest easy.

I’d also like to thank the National Turkey Federation for bringing along two other turkeys from Jaindl’s Turkey Farm in Orefield, Pennsylvania -- the great state of Pennsylvania. We're donating these turkeys to Martha’s Table, a truly fantastic charity right here in Washington D.C., which provides warm meals to people in need. They do a fantastic job.

Before we get to the pardon, I would like to take a moment to extend our very heartfelt special message: Thanks. Thanks, folks -- to the finest and bravest people in the entire world, our great men and women in uniform: the military, law enforcement, first responders. These are incredible people. So, thank you.

Many of you are always -- and you know your loved ones -- and you're far away, and you spend so much time away. This Thanksgiving, I want each of you to know that we're forever grateful for the incredible job and for the incredible sacrifices that you and your families make in defense of our nation, our freedom, and our truly great American flag.

I’d also like to express my thanks to the wonderful citizens of our country -- the people who care for our communities, raise America’s children, uphold our laws and our values, and make this amazing land into our national home.

As we gather together with our families on Thanksgiving and give thanks for our many blessings, we are reminded of the national family to which we all belong as citizens of this incredible country.

This Thursday, as we give thanks for our cherished loved ones, let us also renew our bonds of trust, loyalty, and affection between our fellow citizens as members of a proud national family of Americans.

And now I think Drumstick and Wishbone would be very thankful if we would just get around to the pardon. They say,

"Enough talk, please pardon us."

So I want to thank everybody for being here today and wish everybody a very, very happy Thanksgiving -- very special people a very special country.

Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause.)
Here's video of this American tradition:

Every year, I like seeing the president pardon the turkeys. It's silly, but it's always a nice moment.

Kevin Spacey, Bill Clinton, and Charlie Rose

Accused sexual predator and Leftist Kevin Spacey talks about accused sexual predator, sexual harasser, rapist, and Leftist Bill Clinton to accused sexual predator, sexual assaulter, and Leftist Charlie Rose.

David Cassidy R.I.P.

Rest in peace.

Hunting Elephants, Aborting Babies, Trafficking Body Parts

Where's the outrage over the million innocent babies slaughtered before birth in our country every year?

No outcry about all those deaths.

No outcry about Planned Parenthood trafficking the body parts of abortion victims.

LaVar Ball - CNN Interview

What an annoying interview!

Ball says shoplifting is a victimless crime. That's not true at all.

Watching LaVar Ball, it's easy to understand why his kid chose to commit a crime while in China.

Newsweek: Charles Manson and Donald Trump

Good grief!

North Korea - State Sponsor of Terrorism

Jimmy Fallon: Charles Manson Jokes

JIMMY FALLON: Last night, Charles Manson died at the age of 83, which means today he met his new roommates - Adolph, Osama, and the Time-Warner customer service rep.

That's right, Charles Manson passed away. Then, Dancing With the Stars was like, 'Well, on to O.J. All right, here we go. We gotta make some calls. Get on that.'

Jimmy Fallon: Al Franken 'Reflecting' Joke

JIMMY FALLON: Meanwhile, Al Franken said that he isn't resigning but will spend the next few days 'reflecting.' 'Reflecting' is a political term meaning 'hope someone else gets busted and this whole thing blows over.'

Jimmy Fallon: McMaster Calls Trump an Idiot Joke

JIMMY FALLON: A bit of a scandal, it came out that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster called President Trump an idiot and said he had the intelligence of a kindergartner. And Trump said, 'Oh, yeah? Then why am I reading at a first grade level, and tweeting at a sixth grade level?'

John Conyers - Sexual Harassment Settlement

From BuzzFeed:
Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances.”

Documents from the complaint obtained by BuzzFeed News include four signed affidavits, three of which are notarized, from former staff members who allege that Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee, repeatedly made sexual advances to female staff that included requests for sexual favors, contacting and transporting other women with whom they believed Conyers was having affairs, caressing their hands sexually, and rubbing their legs and backs in public. Four people involved with the case verified the documents are authentic.

Conyers appears to have a pattern of harassing women, not empowering them.

The Democrats have a lot of explaining to do when it comes to their War on Women.