Friday, December 9, 2016

Trump Flies Over The Cuckoo’s nest

Media is in a tizzy over Trump tweeting, going over their head and directly to the people making it harder to control the narrative. 

MORE AT  Comically Incorrect by Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2016.

RNC Announces It Raised $36.6 Million October -November

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has announced it raised $36.6 million in the period from October 20th to November 28th, an improvement of more than $6 million from the same period in 2012. 

In addition to being debt-free, the RNC has $21.4 million on hand, more than six times the amount for the same period in 2012. The RNC has raised a total of $318.8 million in 2015 and 2016 to elect Donald J. Trump and Republicans up and down the ballot, including John Kennedy in this weekend’s runoff for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.

“Our supporters’ generosity on behalf of President-elect Donald Trump helped win the White House, and that enthusiasm has also carried over past Election Day to power a robust post-election fundraising effort,” said RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day. “The contributions we received from supporters across the country enabled us to build a winning ground game that was active in 13 battleground states and had 7,600 staff and trained organizers working to elect Donald Trump president and Republicans up and down the ballot. Chairman Priebus’ wise strategic direction and skillful management of our assets helped deliver these Republican victories while leaving the Party with no debt. 

While we join Republicans everywhere in celebrating victories at all levels, the RNC has its eyes set on the future, and we will continue to leverage our resources toward making sure Republicans keep winning wherever they are on the ballot.”
RNC Fundraising Fast Facts:
Amount raised from October 20-November 28: $36.6 million
Total raised for the cycle: $318.8 million
Total raised in 2016: $213.2 million
Total cash on hand: $21.4 million ( WHEN PRIEBUS TOOK OVER IN 2011 WE HAD ZERO IN BANK AND A $24.5MM DEBT )
Donations $200.00 or less: 97%
Avg. donation from October 20th to November 28th: $64.56 ( UP ABOUT $18 P/GIFT FROM AVERAGES )
Debt: $0

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

US Congress The Leader's Daily Schedule - 12/8/16

Leader's Daily Schedule
On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Last votes expected: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
One Minute Speeches

S. 612 - Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. John Thune / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee / Energy and Commerce Committee / Natural Resources Committee)

Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2028 - Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017, Rules Committee Print (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Hal Rogers / Appropriations Committee)

Postponed Suspension Vote:

1) H.R. 4919 - Kevin and Avonte's Law of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Christopher Smith / Judiciary Committee)
Special Order Speeches

Time Names DONALD TRUMP Person of The Year

This is the 5th time that Trump has graced it's cover.This is the 90th time we have named the person who had the greatest influence, for better or worse, on the events of the year. So which is it this year: Better or worse? The challenge for Donald Trump is how profoundly the country disagrees about the answer.

Even for Donald Trump, the distance is still fun to think about, up here in his penthouse 600 ft. in the sky, where it’s hard to make out the regular people below. The ice skaters swarming Central Park’s Wollman Rink look like old-television static, and the Fifth Avenue holiday shoppers could be mites in a gutter. To even see this view, elevator operators, who spend their days standing in place, must push a button marked 66–68, announcing all three floors of Trump’s princely pad. Inside, staff members wear cloth slipcovers on their shoes, so as not to scuff the shiny marble or stain the plush cream carpets.
This is, in short, not a natural place to refine the common touch. It’s gilded and gaudy, a dreamscape of faded tapestry, antique clocks and fresco-style ceiling murals of gym-rat Greek gods. The throw pillows carry the Trump shield, and the paper napkins are monogrammed with the family name. His closest neighbors, at least at this altitude, are an international set of billionaire moguls who have decided to stash their money at One57 and 432 Park, the two newest skyscrapers to remake midtown Manhattan. There is no tight-knit community in the sky, no paperboy or postman, no bowling over brews after work.
President-elect Donald Trump photographed at his penthouse on the 66th floor of Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 28.
And yet here Trump resides, under dripping crystal, with diamond cuff links, as the President-elect of the United States of America. The Secret Service agents milling about prove that it really happened, this election result few saw coming. Hulking and serious, they gingerly try to stay on the marble, avoiding the carpets with their uncovered shoes. On his wife Melania’s desk, next to books of Gianni Versace’s fashions and Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry, a new volume sits front and center: The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families.
For all of Trump’s public life, tastemakers and intellectuals have dismissed him as a vulgarian and carnival barker, a showman with big flash and little substance. But what those critics never understood was that their disdain gave him strength. For years, he fed off the disrespect and used it to grab more tabloid headlines, to connect to common people. Now he has upended the leadership of both major political parties and effectively shifted the political direction of the international order. He will soon command history’s most lethal military, along with economic levers that can change the lives of billions. And the people he has to thank are those he calls “the forgotten,” millions of American voters who get paid by the hour in shoes that will never touch these carpets—working folk, regular Janes and Joes, the dots in the distance.
It’s a topic Trump wants to discuss as he settles down in his dining room, with its two-story ceiling and marble table the length of a horseshoe pitch: the winning margins he achieved in West Virginia coal country, the rally crowds that swelled on Election Day, what he calls that “interesting thing,” the contradiction at the core of his appeal. “What amazes a lot of people is that I’m sitting in an apartment the likes of which nobody’s ever seen,” the next President says, smiling. “And yet I represent the workers of the world.”
The late Fidel Castro would probably spit out his cigar if he heard that one—a billionaire who branded excess claiming the slogans of the proletariat. But Trump doesn’t care. “I’m representing them, and they love me and I love them,” he continues, talking about the people of Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, the struggling Rust Belt necklace around the Great Lakes that delivered his victory. “And here we sit, in very different circumstances.”

The Last, Greatest Deal
For nearly 17 months on the campaign trail, Trump did what no American politician had attempted in a generation, with defiant flair. Instead of painting a bright vision for a unified future, he magnified the divisions of the present, inspiring new levels of anger and fear within his country. Whatever you think of the man, this much is undeniable: he uncovered an opportunity others didn’t believe existed, the last, greatest deal for a 21st century salesman. The national press, the late-night comics, the elected leaders, the donors, the corporate chiefs and a sitting President who prematurely dropped his mic—they all believed he was just taking the country for a ride. More at Time

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pearl Harbor 75 YEARS AGO

December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy” was the date of the Japanese surprise attack on the American Naval Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Over 3,000 Americans died that day, most of them members of the military, and many of our finest warships were destroyed, including the battleship USS Arizona. The Japanese were initially elated over the damage caused to the American navy, but they soon realized that their ultimate goal had not been realized. They had not demoralized the American people and destroyed our will to fight.
          Instead, they had only succeeded in uniting the American people who did not cower in fear, but prepared to go to war on two fronts. Millions of American soldiers, sailors, and marines, went to war in Europe and the Pacific not only to defend the freedom of the American people, but to free the millions who were being oppressed by the Japanese, the German Nazis, and the Italian Fascists.
          American casualties during WW II totaled over one million with over 405,000 deaths. The entire country mobilized to support the war effort. There were no anti-war demonstrations, none of our soldiers were spit on for wearing the uniform of their country, and anyone who had burned an American flag would have suffered severe consequences at the hands of their fellow Americans.
          Can you imagine what the outcome of WW II would have been if instead of young Americans going into the military in mass, or working in defense industries, or otherwise supporting our troops by consenting to rationing of gasoline, tires, food etc. they would have grabbed their teddy bears and coloring books and gone to hide in their “safe spaces” so they could be protected from reality.
          Unfortunately, most of the millennials in our country today don’t remember Pearl Harbor or even World War II. I recently looked at a common core lesson plan for teaching our children about WW II and it was unbelievable. The heroism of our military was not mentioned and none of the military leaders such as Eisenhower, Patton, or Nimitz were named. None of the major battles were discussed including the invasion of Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge or Iwo Jima.
          The discussions that students were to engage in were about things like the detention of Japanese Americans, racism within the military etc. all politically correct subjects for the left people who are supposedly educating our children. However, this type of misinformation is not something new. A few years ago I was doing some part time work scoring essays on student SAT exams. Most of the topics were mundane, but when the topic dealt with American history I saw some very disturbing things.
          For example, some high school students thought that in WW II we fought Mexico, Spain, or even England. Some also stated the WW II was started by the United States dropping atomic bombs on Japan and that led to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  These are just some examples of the fact that our children are not learning anything about American history and certainly not about our Constitutional form of government.
          At a time when we should be remembering and honoring the Americans who died 75 years ago at Pearl Harbor, the concentration of the media and our education system is on excluding Christmas from public schools, rewriting our history, eliminating patriotism, and destroying our Constitutional rights. It is time we reverse this.
Michael Connelly

US Congress The Leader's Daily Schedule - 12/7/16

Leader's Daily Schedule
On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
One Minute Speeches

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 329 - Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Young / Natural Resources Committee)

2) H.R. 6400 - To revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units in New Jersey (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Pallone / Natural Resources Committee)

3) H.R. 3711 - Chicano Park Preservation Act (Sponsored by Rep. Juan Vargas / Natural Resources Committee)

4) H.R. 6435 - To authorize the Directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with appropriate civilian accreditation entities or appropriate health care evaluation entities to investigate medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Sponsored by Rep. Markwayne Mullin / Veterans Affairs Committee)

5) H.R. 5099 - CHIP IN for Vets Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brad Ashford / Veterans Affairs Committee)

6) H.R. 6076 - TREAT Astronauts Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brian Babin / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

7) H.R. 5790 - Federal Bureau of Investigation Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz / Oversight and Government Reform Committee)

8) House Amendment to S. 2971 - National Urban Search and Rescue Response System Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Rob Portman / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

9) S. 2846 - Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Small Business Committee)

10) H.R. 4298 - Vietnam Helicopter Crew Memorial Act (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Amodei / Armed Services Committee)

11) H.R. 6130 - Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee)

12) H.R. 4919 - Kevin and Avonte's Law of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Christopher Smith / Judiciary Committee)

13) H.R. 6431 - Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Kuster / Judiciary Committee)

14) S. 2854 - Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr / Judiciary Committee)
Postponed Suspension Votes:

1) H.R. 1219 - Arbuckle Project Maintenance Complex and District Office Conveyance Act of 2016 (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Cole / Natural Resources Committee)

2) S. 3028 - Daniel J. Evans Olympic National Park Wilderness Act (Sponsored by Sen. Maria Cantwell / Natural Resources Committee)
H.R. 5143 - Transparent Insurance Standards Act of 2016, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer / Financial Services Committee)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment:

Rep. Ron DeSantis Amendment (10 minutes of debate)
Special Order Speeches

REPORTED by DC Whispers: Paul Ryan Intends To Shelve Much Of Trump’s America-First Agenda

Word is now circulating that Paul Ryan and other leading GOP House Members are preparing to only give incoming President Trump a portion of Mr. Trump’s broad agenda – and then ignore the rest, namely Trump’s desire for a much tougher immigration policy.
If GOP House leaders have their way, they are preparing to fight Trump in a far more aggressive and unified fashion than was ever put forth against the Obama agenda, as made clear in this Gateway Pundit report:
“A top ally of House Speaker Paul Ryan has outlined the GOP leadership’s strategy to isolate and block President Donald Trump’s populist campaign promises, likely including his popular immigration reforms.
“We all agree that some of President Trump’s proposed policies are not going to line up very well with our conservative policies,” Texas Rep. Bill Flores told an inside-the-beltway audience on Dec. 1.
…Trump’s immigration reforms will likely be shelved by House Republicans.”
via Breitbart: The GOP’s business donors strongly oppose Trump’s popular immigration plans, partly because they would reduce the massive legal and illegal immigration that transfers roughly $500 billion a year from pay packets to corporate profits and to Wall Street.
Donald Trump put in play states that had not voted Republican in a national election in more than a generation. Mr. Trump increased minority support, defeated a Democrat opponent who outspent him by a three-to-one margin, and the GOP House leadership deems itself the sole arbiter of what should and should not be “acceptable” regarding the soon-to-be President’s agenda.

Hopefully Donald Trump’s millions of supporters will convince these arrogant and spineless Republicans to reconsider, lest they too find themselves sharing the fate of other politicians who attempted to defeat Mr. Trump. The post REPORT: Paul Ryan Intends To Shelve Much Of Trump’s America-First Agenda appeared first on

Obama Admin and the U.S. Defense Ind Support Boeing and Lockheed Moving Jobs to India

Incoming P-E Trump may have a s--t fit when he realizes this is happening

ST LOUIS POST DISPATCH – As a new American president bent on retaining American jobs prepares to take office, the Obama administration and the U.S. defense industry are working on a deal with the Indian government to build iconic U.S. combat aircraft in India.
In recent months, Lockheed Martin and Boeing have made proposals to the Indian government to manufacture fighter jets — the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F/A-18 Super Hornet — in India as the country seeks to modernize its rapidly aging fleet of largely Russian-built airplanes.
In both cases, the aviation companies would be building production facilities in India; Lockheed Martin proposes to move its entire F-16 assembly line from Texas to India, making India the sole producer of the single-engine combat aircraft.
The U.S. military is phasing out the F-16 for its own use, but other countries remain as likely customers.
The proposals have the strong backing of the Obama administration, which has sought a closer connection with the Indian military in recent years. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said she was “optimistic” about the prospect of a deal after a visit to New Delhi in August, and Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter is set to return to India next week, with procurement high atop the list of discussion topics.

Moving American jobs to india? How dare Boeing and Lockheed!

Jim O'Connor Candidate For AZGOP Chairman

Jim O’Connor offers a fresh approach to lead Arizona’s Republican Party to new heights. He currently serves as District Chairman in LD 23: Scottsdale, Fountain Hills and Rio Verde – comprising the largest district in our State with 356 PCs serving 66,000 registered Republican voters. In his first eighteen months, Jim’s loyal team attracted 135 new Precinct Committeemen.
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Will P-E Trump Succumb To Paul Ryan and Mess With Medicare?

President-elect Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) could be on a collision course over Medicare. 
Ryan is defending his long-standing proposal to make the program more reliant on private plans, arguing such a change is necessary to keep Medicare fiscally sustainable.
But Trump said repeatedly during the campaign that he wanted to protect Medicare, not overhaul it. Vice President-elect Mike Pence reiterated that position on Sunday.
Given the possible resistance from Trump, and even from Senate 
Republicans, it is unclear how hard Ryan will push for Medicare changes `next year, despite his clear desire to overhaul the program. 
“My guess is that Ryan’s going to put a lot of effort into trying to persuade Trump through Mike Pence and Reince Priebus and others,” said Peter Wehner, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center who has long been close to Ryan. Priebus is Trump’s incoming chief of staff.
“If that private effort doesn’t work, though, I can’t imagine Ryan would push it if the president were against it,” Wehner added. “I just don’t see how that works politically.”
In broad terms, Ryan has been making the case that changes to Medicare are urgent.
“We have to do things to fix this program so that we can guarantee that it’s there intact for current seniors, but also that there’s something there for us when we retire,” Ryan said last week. 
Remarks like that are in stark contrast with Trump’s during the campaign. 
“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican, and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid,” Trump told conservative news website the Daily Signal last year. 

His campaign promoted the article’s headline — “Why Donald Trump Won’t Touch Your Entitlements” — on its website. Full Article