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Monday, January 30, 2017

Recommended Reading (With Addedum Related To The Firing Of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates)

See Obama’s administration made the “Muslim ban” possible and the media won’t tell you at Terra Incognita (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance):
I was outraged by the ban on refugees from war-torn countries in the Middle East. I’ve covered refugees fleeing war in Iraq and Syria over the last two years, meeting families on the road in Greece, Serbia and Macedonia, speaking to poor people in Turkey and Jordan and discussing the hopes and fears of people displaced in Iraq. If you want to ban “terrorists,” these are the last people to hit with a refugee ban. Instead the government should be using the best intelligence possible to find people being radicalized, some of whom have lived in the US their whole lives or who come from countries not affected by the ban, such as Saudi Arabia or Pakistan.

So I was outraged, and then I read the executive order....


But, wait a sec. According to the reports “The order bars all people hailing from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.” Critics had attacked Trump for selecting these seven countries and not selecting other states “linked to his sprawling business empire.” Bloomberg and Forbes bought into this.

But, wait a sec. I read the order and Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen are not mentioned in it.

Go back and read it again. Do a “ctrl-f” to find “Iraq”. Where is “Iraq” in the order. It’s not there. Only Syria is there. So where are the seven nations? Where is the “Muslim ban”? It turns out this was a form of fake news, or alternative facts. Trump didn’t select seven “Muslim-majority” countries. US President Barack Obama’s administration selected these seven Muslim-majority countries.

The Department of Homeland Security targeted these seven countries over the last years as countries of concern....


So for more than a year it has been US policy to discriminate against, target and even begin to ban people from the seven countries that Trump is accused of banning immigrants and visitors from....


...[W]hy didn’t CNN note that the seven countries were not named and that in fact they are only on the list because of Obama’s policy?...
Read it all HERE, including the numerous embedded links.

Read the text of Trump's executive order for yourself. Many news sites having published the EO, including the UK's Independent. See THIS.

Additional reading: Most claims about Trump’s visa Executive Order are false or misleading.

We cannot trust the mainstream media. They are the Enemedia and agenda driven.


From "Quick Thoughts On Sally Yates’ Unpersuasive Statement" by Jack Goldsmith of Lawfare:
...[I]n the context of deciding whether to defend a presidential EO, the question for Yates is reasonable legality, not what is just and right. If Yates thought the EO, independent of its legality, had crossed a red line of justice and rightness—whatever those terms mean—she should have counseled the President on that point and resigned if he disagreed....
Read the entire essay HERE.


  1. ...[W]why didn’t CNN note that the seven countries were not named and that in fact they are only on the list because of Obama’s policy?...

    They did. http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/29/politics/how-the-trump-administration-chose-the-7-countries/index.html

    While we may not be able to trust the MSM, we likewise shouldn't trust the pattern of POTUS and the Administration lying to the American people, then insulting them by claiming it's "alternatives facts".

    - CI

    1. CI,
      Once on their web site and hardly ever on any broadcasts. I haven't checked their Twitter feed.

      Other networks did no better as far as I know.

    2. I'm less concerned with what countries are covered in the order, than which ones aren't. Excluding Saudi Arabia is essentially leaving the barn door open.

      - CI

    3. Saudi intelligence is too valuable to the US, and the CIA can freely torture captives in Saudi dungeons.

      It's a small price to pay for the metastasizing cancer known as wahhabism

    4. Only oil is valuable enough to explain our loyalty to the Sauds.

    5. Jez,
      How much oil do we get from the Saudis -- or OPEC?

    6. It needn't be much... They can still have enormous influence over the price of oil.

  2. Replies
    1. Mr.Trump may very well become a demagogue or an outright dictator (like Lincoln and FDR before him). Power too often does that to people, even when they are well-meaning at the start. [See All the King's Men with Broderick Crawford, a 1949 film based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren which chronicled the tragic career of one Willie Stark https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_the_King's_Men_(1949_film)]

      HOWEVER, Donald J. Trump is EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW to begin the monumental task of undoing and repairing the hideous damage wrought by every president since Ronald Reagan left office in 1988 –– TWENTY-NINE years ago.

      By the way President Trump's enemies constantly accuse him of "LYING." So far, I have not seen any concrete examples of this cited by any responsible journalist or blogger.

      I think we who are DELIGHTED with President Trump's victory over Her Heinous –– AND the DemonRat Party –– ought to be better informed on this matter. So far, all we are getting is THE BIG LIE technique used first by Marxists, then adapted by Hitler.

      The Left has made Lying With Facts into a highly polished, fine art. A look at one or two of the "scholarly," "well-researched," pointedly anti-American articles by Master Muckraking Troublemaker SY HERSH, often featured in The New Yorker, a formerly entertaining, highly-sophisticated journal COMPLETELY taken over by LEFISTS long ago would provide a good case in point. Reading Sy Hersh –– or Katrina vanden Heuvel, Joe Conason, Ellen Ratner, Amy Goodman, Greg Palast, Howard ZInn, Susan Sontag, or Noam Chomsky for that matter –– you just KNOW these people are DEAD WRONG, but they are so demonically clever with there SOPHISTRY and CUNNING it's very difficult to PROVE conclusively.

      At any rate I could never bring myself to trust A SINGLE WORD published or AIRED by the nearly monolithic force of the ENEMEDIA.

      By the way I am sorry to report that we should now include both C-SPAN and FOX News as a powerful members of the ENEMEDIA.

      Since Mr.Trump's victory, C-Span has done virtually NOTHING but feature anti-Trump commentators, many of them supposed Republicans like the despicable Pete Wehner, a John McCain-style Republican who appeared yesterday soberly spewing anti-Trump rhetoric the entire time he was on the air to give just ONE of myriad examples.

      ALSO C-Span, apparently, now only permits a majority of disaffected NEGROES, hysterical HISPANICS, and thick-tongued, whining, bitching, loudly accusing ARROGANT FOREIGNERS from Africa and the Middle East to dominate the calls they USED to welcome UNFILTERED.

      Before C-Span's call-ins were filtered for "fairness," the vast majority who called Washington Journal were articulate, well-bred, mostly Caucasian Conservatives and Moderates. NOW all we hear is Gobbledygook and Ebonic Trash Talk rom angry dissident minorities many of whom DO NOT PROPERLY BELONG HERE and sh\ould never have been allowed in in the first place.

    2. CORRECTION: Shakespeare amply demonstrated (in Julius Caesar and other pays) that The Big Lie technique has been with us since ancient times –– at least. It was NOT invented by Marxists or fascists; it was simply USED by them with devastating effectiveness as all should know.

    3. So far, I have not seen any concrete examples of this cited by any responsible journalist or blogger.

      Not even one, huh? Haven't looked very hard?

    4. Just give us the EVIDENCE please –– IF you have it. Your SOURCES would help too.

      If you are getting this from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Glove, The LA Times, or NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, NPR , The New Yorker, or The Nation, then your sources have no credibility whatsoever, since these are all members of the anti-American, pro-Marxist, pro-Muslim, pro-Internationalist ENEMEDIA.

      You are acting more and more like a typical leftist every day, and I know you are not. The question is WHY? Is your visceral dislike pf Donald Trump SO strong that it has caused you to abandon all reason and all common sense?

      Whether YOU think so or not, it DOES come across that way.

    5. I don't give a fig how it comes across to you.....and since you act nothing like Conservative, you can probably tell what I think of your opinion of me.

      Why do you insist that Trump hasn't lied? He's a pathological liar....which is why I have visceral dislike of him. I expect better from a GOP candidate, even a Liberal one. You obviously don't. You don't seem to care that he insults your intelligence or plays you for a fool....as long as he appeals to your base emotions.

      Why do you stand by a charlatan that stated Hillary and Obama "founded ISIS". Then doubled down over the next three days, while his surrogates were forced to defend his lie.....then comes out and says that he was just being "sarcastic". Trump thinks your a fool for believing when he said of intelligence collection "And we have just no intelligence gathering information. We need this information so badly. And he [Obama] stopped it." That's certainly news to everyone in the intelligence community. Why do you admire an alleged "patriotic" man who told Col. McCausland [former Dean of the Army War College] that he "could teach him a thing or two about military strategy". The after Trump's asinine claim the Mosul could be taken by a "sneak attack" [not to mention that it's an Iraqi operation he tried to blame Obama for....not a US op]. Of course, I'm sure that you believe he got a standing ovation at Langely.....

      Trump may do some positive things, and he's nominated some good cabinet picks.....but he needs to be held accountable every bit as much as the wailing, politically correct Right did, during the Obama years.

      BTW, you forgot Fox and the other right wrong media outlets in your little list above.

    6. CI, you –– and far too many other chronically rude, abrasive, disagreeable souls ––, are the very personification of the term REBARBATIVE.

      There is no excuse for your snotty, belligerent attitude. Disagreement is fine, but NOT when it stoops to the use of personal invective and sheer nastiness.

      You –– like far too many others –– are a master practitioner of The SON-of-a-BITCH Game.

      If you don't know what that is, maybe AOW or SilverFiddle would be good enough to explain it to you. I can't be bothered wasting any more time on you.

    7. No rebuttal I see....big surprise. This from the little pissy-pants that posted to Ducky at 8:43:00 AM EST

      Vile and profane snowflakes are at least entertaining! Don't ever change...hypocrite.

      - CI

    8. Out of respect for my very good friend AOW and the sanctity of her blog, I shall refrain from further comment, and keep my true feelings about you to myself.

      Why she puts up with your odious presence I can't imagine, but that is HER business not mine.

      As far as I am concerned, you are beneath contempt. Period!

    9. Sweet! Another snowflake pouting in the corner.

      - CI

    10. CI,
      the little pissy-pants


      Blog feuds are futile, you know.

    11. FT and CI,
      I'm not sure exactly what's going on here -- and, frankly, I don't have the time and energy to track down all the barbs.

      Let's just call it a day, shall we?

      Thanks in advance.

    12. Hey! Maybe all this is going on because Western Hero has shut down? Just a quick thought before I head out the door in a little while. Library book club!

    13. No, FT has been profane to those that don't drink his kool-aid on multiple blogs.

    14. CI,
      Well, I myself don't get all wound up on blogs. I can't handle the stress.

    15. I don't either...there's no emotional bandwidth spent on blog commenters.

      Rank hypocrites are however, fascinating to me. Unfortunately, I offered what FT asked for, without using pejoratives.....but that's what I received in turn. Not rebuttal...but pejoratives.

      I think he and I are done for now. Apologies for cluttering up the place.

  3. To save us from the dreadful fate of being OBLITERATED –– both as a People and as a Culture ––, we MUST rescind the 1965 DemonRat-AIPAC inspired "revision" (publicly spearheaded by the drunken, murderous, whoremastering lout Teddy Kennedy) to our Immigration Policy –– a change deliberately designed to put an endonce and for all to the WHITE CVHRISTIAN majority that Founded, and Developed the USA and made it the extraordinarily great, exceptional place it USED to be before treacherous Leftist incursions began to dismantle The Founder's Vision roughly one-hundred years ago.

    If I were younger, and had the capital necessary to finance the venture, I'd put out a link of T-Shirts emblazoned with these words:

    I HAVE a RIGHT to be WHITE!

    At this point I am not ashamed to say that favor a ban –– not only on Muslims Immigration, but on ALL non-white immigration until OUR peole are able to reestablish their dominance and ascendancy.

    1. You have a right to be a dumb bigot also, FreeThinke. Nobody disputes that.

      You should feel shame that you call yourself godly.

    2. FreeThinke, how did you like Renata Adler's, Toward a Radical Middle?

      Just curious.

    3. Listen, Ducky Wucky, you have NOTHING to OFFER, but sniping, sneering derision, relentless negativity, and idiotic academic hair-splitting in a relentless attempt to redefine our vocabulary to create confusion among the unaware, and give the illusion of possessing superior knowledge.

      You don't ARGUE. You don't offer any creative ideas or theoretical solutions to any problems. You don't even SCOLD, though many might argue that.

      You simply take pride in being a CREEP and an OBNOXIOUS, UTTERLY CONTEMPTIBLE NUISANCE.

      That is not a wellness by any stretch of the imagination. I am not alone in thinking you need psychotherapy.

  4. Its called The Art of the Deal. Trump used Obama's so called list of countries with dangerous actors and still the progs are up in arms. Had Trump given warning about imposing new restrictions it might have triggered those who may have been planning some sort of terrorism here. Everyone needs to go down to 9/11 Memorial. Think about your family and others who are at risk.

    1. Bunkerville,
      Had Trump given warning about imposing new restrictions it might have triggered those who may have been planning some sort of terrorism here.


    2. President Happy Hands has ignored a federal judge, fired the acting AG and fired the head of ICE.
      He's acting like a cheap African dictator.

      Are you asking me to believe that the world is going to try to deal with a schmuck like that?

      Bore me later.

    3. Duck,
      Yeah, they got fired.

      In Obama's words back in 2009 (I think): "Elections have consequences."

      Yesterday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said of federal employees objecting to Trump's EO, "I think that they should get with the program -- or they should go." That's the way it worked for me when I worked for the public schools system and private schools as well.

    4. I'm not sure that the head of ICE was fired. Demoted, perhaps?


    5. NEW BROOMS –– if they are any good at all –– invariably SWEEP CLEAN.

      Hurrah for President Trump and DAMN his scurrilous, narrow-minded, bigoted detractors.

      I shall continue to cheer him on wit unbridled enthusiasm, –– unless or until his decisions have PROVEN, themselves to be injurious to the best interests of OUR country. I'd advise others to do the same.

  5. Please tell me you're not equating VWP travel policy to deportation and entry ban.

    1. How many with VWP's were rejected and sent back?

      In any case, this "travel ban" is temporary -- and maybe, just maybe, will get Congress critters off their butts and address the present immigration policy.

    2. Addendum:

      Apparently, only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning.

  6. From Honor killings: The part of Trump’s executive order nobody is talking about:

    President Trump ordered the Department of Homeland Security Friday to start releasing information regarding honor killings and other gender-based acts of violence committed against women by immigrants in the country.

    Trump ordered DHS to track and publicly release data on gender-based violence against women committed by foreign nationals every six months, and to produce numbers on foreign nationals in the country charged with or convicted of terror-related offenses. The command was part of an order suspending all refugee entry into the country for 120 days....

    1. A report on honor killings every six months?

      Has there been a report of one in the last five years?


    Fight sure to go nuclear.

    Confusion Grips Airports... Chaos at LAX...

    Uproar spreads...

    Trump supporter knocked unconscious in Portland...

    Heartland voters shrug it off...

    Faint corporate outcry beyond Silicon Valley...

    Iraqi parliament wants govt to retaliate...

    Restrictions Put Saudi Arabia in Bind...

    Trump expands power of immigration officers... Agents Cheer...

    Next Move to Hit Closer to Home for Tech...

    UK under pressure to cancel state visit...


    Lily Tomlin Says Nazis...

  8. So what am I missing here? President Trump performed a duty he was legally allowed to do and the left is wetting their panties over it.

    8 U.S. CODE S 1182
    Inadmissible aliens

    (f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President

    Whenever the President finds the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such a period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem appropriate

    The above says it all along with you brilliant article above. End of Story

  9. I'm not sure how concerned Donald Trump should be about the Quebec City mosque attacks, supposedly carried out by "white supremacists".To my eye that seems pretty much like a stock cardboard cut-out to present itself in such a timely fashion following the recent Trump kerfuffle on immigration restrictions on specific countries.

    It's at least smoked out the Prime Minister of Canada to announce that he and Canada will stand in the breach created by Trump's actions and welcome with open arms all the deplorables rejected bu Trump.

    Such a swift action following Trump's action. This should put Mr. Trump on high alert as I'd guess this is something cooked up by either American intelligence or Mossad, possibly both working together. The "Allah Akbar" is growing old but I guess they never get tired of the trite.

    1. Even Faux Snooze got it right:
      "Only one of the two men arrested in the minutes after the terror attack at a mosque in Quebec City is a suspect, police revealed Monday, saying the other man they handcuffed was a witness.

      The lone suspect was identified as Alexandre Bissonnette, a student at the nearby Laval University, a law enforcement source told Reuters.

      Police initially named Mohamed el Khadir as a second suspect, The Associated Press reported, before cops apparently backtracked. "

      Time to stop letting Jihad Watch make a fool of you, Farmer.

    2. Jihad Watch is now part of the AP? Who knew?

  10. Where is the “Muslim ban”? It turns out this was a form of fake news, or alternative facts.

    No, the executive action is not that, in it's implementation......but let's tell the whole story:

    "I’ll tell you the whole history of it: When he first announced it, he said ‘Muslim ban'" Giuliani said on Fox News.


    1. Well it will never be a total Muslim ban, Rex Tillerson won't let President Happy Hands do anything to steam off the Saudis.

    2. Is Tillerson a hero of yours Ducky?

      Didn't he lead the charge to promote homosexuality within the Boy Scouts of America? Is the the kind of guy that gets off by running around in shorts with young boys?

      Just don't want anybody to be disillusioned. Tillerson may fit right in with the Washington pizza crowd Podesta et al.

    3. From Western Hero in May of 2012:

      Gay is Here to Stay.


      ...There's too much gay money out there waiting to be scooped up....

      [Obama] sure as hell can't win reelection talking about his economic accomplishments, although progressives are suddenly pro-war now that the commander in Chief is also a Nobel Peace Prize winner who has killed more people than fellow laureate Yassir Arafat.

      It’s all political....

      One of the most popular posts at that blog. Read the entire thing at the above link.

    4. Private organizations are allowed to evolve as they see fit.....it's a cornerstone of the free market. While the right views his decisions negatively, even the partisan article indicates that he undertook them with much thought.

    5. Good article from American Thinker that you linked, AOW.

      Not favorable to Tillerson and his action concerning homosexuality and the Boy Scouts of America.

      Interesting to note. After passing same in Canada membership in the Boy Scouts dropped by 50%. Progress, I guess.

    6. Waylon,
      It seems to me that parents will have to make their own decisions about the sons' participation in the BSA.

      Glad that Mr. AOW and I don't have children these days!

  11. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    1. "Fox’s Shep Smith is nothing more than a smarmy sodmite! Who in the Hell cares what he thinks or says?

    2. Jon,
      It is this blog's policy to remove a certain troll's comments as soon as an administrator becomes aware of its comments.

      But your comments are valued, Jon.

      I don't know anything about Shepard Smith's "gender orientation," but I certainly don't care what he thinks or says. I can't abide his smarminess.

  12. I'm on board with Geert Wilders.. Close the mosques, trash all the korans. When will western society get a clue.

    1. DIDADIN



      Those who would be kind to the cruel are sure to be cruel to the kind."

      "Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

      ~ Thomas Paine (1737-1809)


  13. For any who are interested in the topic...

    White House statement on firing of acting Attorney General Sally Yates:

    The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.

    Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.

    It is time to get serious about protecting our country. Calling for tougher vetting for individuals travelling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.

    Tonight, President Trump relieved Ms. Yates of her duties and subsequently named Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve as Acting Attorney General until Senator Jeff Sessions is finally confirmed by the Senate, where he is being wrongly held up by Democrat senators for strictly political reasons.

    1. From NYT:

      ...Monday’s events have transformed the confirmation of Mr. Sessions into a referendum on Mr. Trump’s immigration order. Action in the Senate could come as early as Tuesday....


      Mr. Trump’s senior aides huddled together in the West Wing to determine what to do.

      They decided quickly that her insubordination could not stand, according to an administration official familiar with the deliberations. Among the chief concerns was whether Mr. Sessions could be confirmed quickly by the Senate.

      After Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff, received reassurances from Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, that the confirmation was on track, aides took their recommendation to Mr. Trump in the White House residence.

      The president decided quickly: She has to go, he told them....

  14. From Lawfare:


    in the context of deciding whether to defend a presidential EO, the question for Yates is reasonable legality, not what is just and right. If Yates thought the EO, independent of its legality, had crossed a red line of justice and rightness—whatever those terms mean—she should have counseled the President on that point and resigned if he disagreed....

    1. This is spot on. POTUS had every right within the scope of his power to terminate Yates....and feigned outrage to the contrary, is merely showing their collective arse.

  15. I'm surprised there aren't more speaking out on President Grabby's Holocause remembrance speech which managed to omit any mention of Jews (kudos to Tim Kaine).
    This was coincidental with his first pass at banning all Muslims from the U.S. Undoubtedly another act with the imprimatur of his pocket klansman, Steve Bannon from Breitfart.

    He also appointed this white supremacist to the NSC.
    That's an example of the sound advisors this horse's ass would have counseling him.

    Is this what you support?
    Anyone not resisting this disgrace is betraying our national values. Time to admit that the hope of their survival lies with the center and the left. The right wing in this country is off finishing disgracing itself.

    1. I'm surprised there aren't more speaking out.....

      You don't really expect that there would be, do you?

    2. Yes, the man with a Jewish daughter and SIL is an anti-Semite. Very clever argument, mr. ducky.

  16. I see that various sources this afternoon are saying that Trump will appoint Neil Gorsuch to the SCOTUS.

    1. SCOTUSBlog has a good rundown of Gorsuch's past rulings:


    2. According to the Denver Post, Gorsuch has written favorably about term limitations.

      The article also states the following:

      In a 2005 article in the National Review, Gorsuch argued that “American liberals have become addicted to the courtroom, relying on judges and lawyers rather than elected leaders and the ballot box, as the primary means of effecting their social agenda.”

  17. Yea...


    - Why is saudi arabia not listed since the majority if not all of the 9-11-2001 hijackers were from saudi arabia?
    - loretta lynch vouches for yates. You know, loretta who took a bribe from bill clinton on the tarmac to give hilrod a pass..
    - most news about Trump is false or misleading. The first thing the democrat media thinks when new information comes in is how can we spin this as anti-Trump. I'm wondering how many stupid people there are out there. These idiots may just get Trump elected again with a 70% vote.
    - How hard the dems fight the Scotus pick will let us know how good he/she is going to be. Maybe this was the transparency obama was talking about. ?
    - the hildebeast did Not get elected.


    1. Why is saudi arabia not listed since the majority if not all of the 9-11-2001 hijackers were from saudi arabia?

      Exactly. The current immigration stoppage is worthless without including KSA.

      most news about Trump is false or misleading.

      It would help if Spicer didn't completely and explicitly contradict his boss. Trump said "ban". Spicer said it was an invention of the media. Sympathy for the Trump Team = 0

    2. Kid,
      loretta lynch vouches for yates.

      Oh, really? I hadn't seen that bit of information. Can't say that I'm surprised, though.

      How hard the dems fight the Scotus pick will let us know how good he/she is going to be.


    3. Perfection is impossible.

      Of course it is; that's why we should at least strive for competence.

      - CI

    4. ...and competence is what you have. Trump is ending the Syrian refugee crisis by getting the SAUDIs to pay for Safe Zones INSIDE Syria. THAT is why they weren't listed in the Emigration ban.

    5. That doesn't address the number of terrorists and terror suspects who are of Saudi origin.

      - CI

    6. CI,

      But a start. Maybe.

      Let's see where this goes. I'm not sure about King Salman.

  18. Interesting that the leader of the mosque recently burned down in Texas does not blame Trump's executive order:



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