Saturday, January 21, 2017

Cory Booker urges Americans to stand up to Trump in emotional Facebook post

The world's oldest bank, Monte dei Paschi, was founded in 1472. Its recent history has been shambolic .

Skull and Bones Member Dana Milbank Not Happy With Donald Trump's Inauguration Speech

Dana Milbank

Obama Official Issues Ammunition Ban for Federal Lands on Last Day in Office

The Washington Beacon reports:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, an Obama appointee, ordered a new ammunition ban for certain federal lands on Thursday–his last full day in office.

The ban, which took effect immediately, eliminates the use of lead-based ammunition on federal lands like national parks and wildlife refuges, as well as any other land administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The ban is expected to have a major impact on much of the hunting that takes place on federal lands across the United States as lead-based ammunition is widely legal and used throughout the country.

Ashe said the order was necessary to protect wildlife from exposure to lead.
The Obama regime's final moments.

In 13 of the last 20 years and for the last 8 years in a row, the passive return on the S&P500 > the active return on the average hedge fund

Malia Obama is set to intern for Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein

Underprivileged Malia Obama gets a big favor many can't get from Democrat party donor Harvey Weinstein. No word yet on whether this is a payoff for campaign contributions.

Obama Recovery : One of the History.


Season Premiere: January 20, 2017 | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) . Democrat Party Donor Bill Maher Returns.

Big time Democrat party donor Bill Maher returns on the Democrat party linked HBO network .

George Will on Donald Trump : Delivered the most dreadful inaugural address in history.

George Will is upset:
President Trump vindicated his severest critics by serving up reheated campaign rhetoric. Twenty minutes into his presidency, Donald Trump, who is always claiming to have made, or to be about to make, astonishing history, had done so. Living down to expectations, he had delivered the most dreadful inaugural address in history.

George Will : globalist at heart.

New York Times Hysteria Over Putting America First: With Echoes of the ’30s, Trump Resurrects a Hard-Line Vision of ‘America First’

The New York Times

Defective breast implants: German product certifier to pay over $90mn to 20,000 women

Meet the inner circle of Donald Trump's inner circle

San Jose: Two Hispanic teens arrested in 2016 execution-style shooting

The San Jose Mercury News

Neo-Conservative Bill Kristol Upset Trump Wants to Put America First.

‘They’re Screwing This Up!’ MSNBC Knocks Parade, Trump Family as the New ‘Romanovs’

Watch These Thugs Block Air Force Officers From Crossing Inauguration ‘Checkpoint’ [VIDEO]

James O'Keefe: We're going after the media next

"After protestors got tired of chanting 'love trumps hate,' they started chucking rocks at cops."

Melania Trump Shows She's Not Like Health and Fitness Icon Lena Dunham

The Daily Mail

Trump's Inaugural Address Was Like No Other in History

Gary North reports:
Donald Trump's inaugural address is going to go down in history as one of the great ones.

I say this as a man with 59 years of public speaking experience and a Ph.D. in American history.

There have only been three inaugural addresses that have come down through the ages. The first was Lincoln's second inaugural, with the phrase: ". . . with malice towards none, with charity for all." The second was Franklin Roosevelt's first inaugural: "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." The third was John Kennedy's: "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." These are legendary phrases.

But Trump's speech was different from any previous inaugural address. He spoke directly to his political base. He did not try to pull the country together in some kind of vague, pie-in-the-sky, common-ground political rhetoric. He threw down the gauntlet from the very beginning. Standing in front of the Capitol building, surrounded by former Presidents and politicians, he said that everything they had done in the past has been a way to extract power from the American people and to feather their own nests. This, of course, is exactly what they have done. Nobody had ever said this before in an inaugural address.

He made it clear that this is a turning point. Again, always in the past inaugural addresses have called for unity. He did not call for unity in general. He called for unity on his terms, governed by his agenda. He called for the transfer of power from the halls of Washington back to the people.
Trump lays down the marker.

Trump signs executive order that could effectively gut Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate

The Washington Post reports:
President Trump signed an executive order late Friday giving federal agencies broad powers to unwind regulations created under the Affordable Care Act, which might include enforcement of the penalty for people who fail to carry the health insurance that the law requires of most Americans.

The executive order, signed in the Oval Office as one of the new president’s first actions, directs agencies to grant relief to all constituencies affected by the sprawling 2010 health-care law: consumers, insurers, hospitals, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, states and others. It does not describe specific federal rules to be softened or lifted, but it appears to give room for agencies to eliminate an array of ACA taxes and requirements.

However, some of these are embedded in the law, so it is unclear what latitude the executive branch will have.

Though the new administration’s specific intentions are not yet clear, the order’s breadth and early timing carry symbolic value for a president who made repealing the ACA — his predecessor’s signature domestic achievement — a leading campaign promise.
Imagine that.

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