Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 11:08 pm:
Also, it's awesome that the Pres of the Philippines, Duterte, who trash-talked Obama and wanted to out all US troops in his country, is now all about working with the US under Trump.
Trump, before he has even been inaugurated, has already done more for our relations with Russia than hillary ever did with her cheesy little hashtag reset button. I'm sure there are more headlines about foreign leaders' response to Trump that I missed.
The US has been losing the respect of virtually all other nations across the globe these last 8 years, in my perception. I anticipate we will begin to see that reversing in short order.
A lesson from working with the locals in Afghanistan. They have a saying, "if the dirt is soft, we dig deep". Meaning, if you give us an inch, we'll take a mile. If you are passive, we will walk all over you. Think about that in terms of barry's style of leadership (to say nothing of his occult agenda).
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2016 - 11:14 pm:
There are several large protests taking place across the country - New York, Chicago, Seattle, Philadelphia and San Francisco - today bemoaning the fact Trump won.
The left, by design, has successfully bred several generations of cupcakes, woefully ignorant of actual reality, coddled beyond comprehension, in many cases barely sentient beings.
I'd bet most of the folks protesting today and tonight don't even know what they're mad about (and I'd bet many of them are being paid to protest).
We, as a country, certainly have a long row to hoe.
This is fresh from Reddit:
They. Just. Donít. Get it. By Velostodon, November 9, 2016
"How did this happen?!" they cry.
You want to know how this happened? You want to know how America resorted to bigotry and racism? You want to know how we let a TV star with no experience get to the White House? You want to know why we couldnít stop being stupid enough to listen to what you had to say?
I can explain.
Ten years ago I never had to tell somebody my wife was black and children were of mixed race to get them to stop assuming I was racist.
Ten years ago I didnít have to tell somebody Iím bisexual to get them to stop assuming I was being homophobic.
Ten years ago I didnít have to tell people Iíve read the Quíran to get them to stop assuming I was ignorant of Islam.
Fifteen years ago I had pride in my nation.
Twenty years ago I didnít have to worry about the government spying on my because I sat next to someone suspicious on a plane.
Twenty years ago I didnít have to worry about getting kidnapped for being an American in most other countries.
Twenty years ago 50 corporations made up 90% of the media market; today its 6.
Thirty years ago people werenít being attacked by animals in the streets over who they voted for.
This is the country that brought the world electricity, the light bulb, that tamed the last frontiers in the world, that carved the faces of great men into mountains, that brought us powered flight, that broke the sound barrier, brought Europe peace after the most destructive war ever seen, tried to play nice but brought forth a fury never seen before when we were attacked, sent men to the Moon. But something happened.
We began intervening in other nationsí conflicts. We started trying to develop this network of power across the world. We started fighting wars for money. And when we were attacked harder than ever before, we pulled our punches and used it as an excuse to fight somebody that wasnít even responsible.
We voted for change and change never came. We voted for the young charismatic man, and he sold us a bridge. He was given near complete power to bring change and what he brought us was a hamfisted attempt at health-care reform that he didnít understand and we didnít want. He promises change from the needless wars and brings us anonymous murder from above on an unprecedented scale. And because he happened to be President when gays got the right to marry, we are supposed to think of him positively?
We are tired of being led down the path of shame. We are tired of fighting other peopleís wars. We are tired to the globalist network of power. We are tired of the oligarchy. We are tired of being undisputably the single most powerful nation to ever exist on this Earth and yet not being able to win the wars that corporations, industries, and oligarchs get us into because our leaders want to pretend war is an opportunity to be culturally sensitive and play nice.
But when we try to voice these concerns and desires we are called racist because the person we disagree with is black. We are called sexist because the person we disagree with is a woman. We are called homophobic for saying there are bigger priorities for the President than deciding who uses what bathroom. We are called Islamohobic for expecting our ultra-powerful military and police might to be able to provide us security. We are called rednecks, and fools, and morons, all because we disagree.
And we are told we should not disagree, because the ďexpertsĒ say so? Like Nate Silver, who has been wrong about everything since 2012? Who was wrong about the results of the 2014 Midterms, the Brexit vote, the Primaries, the World Series, and the General election? Iím only an amateur analyst and I outperformed him.
We should just believe CNN who has been proven to feed information to political parties? Who orders their focus groups on how to respond? Who cuts the audio from anyone that strays from the narrative they sell?
The pollsters, who were so incredibly wrong about 2012, Brexit, and 2016?
Why should we believe the ďexpertsĒ who get paid more and more for being right when they canít get anything right?
Then a man weíve known for decades shows up and decides to speak up for us - and you call him racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamaphobic, arachnaphobic and whatever else. But he speaks to us and for us. And you try to shut him up. You cast him as a reality TV star with no knowledge, while peddling Hollywood stars with no knowledge, as if Donald Trump has not been a household name for four decades?
Then all the people weíve been sick of, the Bush family, the Clinton family, the Obama Administration, the elite of the world and the market and media all of these people we have been trying to get to change team up against this man. And you think we canít see through that?
You lied about polls and when we saw through it you called us paranoid. You lied about crime committed and called us paranoid. You lied about the medical status of a public figure, for sake, and called us paranoid. Yet time after time when we were right, you just said ďA broken clock is right twice a day!Ē
you. This happened because we are so sick of you. We are so sick of not being heard. We are tired of being brushed off when we speak, so we donít speak often. The Silent Majority.
Michael Moore, of all people, was the only one of you globalist shits to ever actually GET IT. You donít get it. Michael Moore, of aaaaaall people said words that brought me to tears because of how accurate he was.
- The media didnít want him. - The GOP establishment didnít want him. - The pollsters didnít want him. - The globalists didnít want him. - The NeoCons didnít want him. - The Socialists didnít want him. - The global power brokers didnít want him.
But the people who are tired of fighting these wars our military isnít allowed to win, tired of being robbed, tired of being taxed to poverty, tired of being insulted, tired of being slandered, tired of being lied to, tired of our livelihoods being given away, tired of being brushed off - yeah, US, we wanted him.
He isn't any of the things you try to tell us he is. We saw through it and you still lie even in defeat.
At the worst, he will be a message, louder and stronger than we have ever been.
And, at best, he will take us back to the Moon, up to the stars, build unrivaled monuments that will last centuries, bring back our jobs and our pride.
This man literally took on the world for us.
And I bet even if you read this, you still donít get it.
One of my sisters, a Cornell graduate and professional poet, has professed her loss of faith in humanity. Her well educated, artsy fartsy, hippy dippy friends are likewise all besides themselves and sobbing uncontrollably.
It is quite satisfying.
Crazy what people will give up for a handout.
They parrot the media nonsense as if it was gospel.
BO helped to create this hatred. He spoke against the violence from the Trump supporters, that we never saw evidence of. I don't believe he has said a single word to quell the violence we have seen committed against Trump supporters though. Almost makes you wonder if stirring the hatred was done on purpose, to give the new Trump administration, just one more problem to deal with. It's a bit like what despots tend to do when fleeing the country as their palace is finally being overrun. Let the prisoners out of prison to wreak havoc in the streets.
It really is basically urban centers versus the rest of America. I wonder if those people in those urban centers ever stopped to wonder how they would survive without everything produced in all those areas by all those people they despise.
It appears I need to research this further, but I'm finally able to provide a linkable citation (below, from The Patriot Post) for my above comment. This is the third time I've seen this fact mentioned in my online travels in the past 24 hours or so, but the first time I'm able to provide a credible/linkable source.
Surprise ó GOP Keeps Congress The House wasn't really in play, but the Senate was a big win. Lewis Morris, The Patriot Post ∑ Nov. 9, 2016
After months of sweating the possible negative effects that Donald Trumpís slash-and-burn campaign for the presidency would have on down-ballot races, congressional Republicans were rewarded for their hard work Tuesday night. The House, which was never really in play despite the rosy predictions of Democrat strategists, remains comfortably in GOP hands with a 236 to 192 majority as of this writing. But the real action, such as it was, took place in the Senate, and Republicans prevailed there too.
Republicans walked into the 2016 race having to defend 24 seats, and Democrats were licking their chops at the possibility of flipping the chamber in their favor. A lot was riding on the Senate outcome, not the least being which party would hold advice and consent power over upcoming Supreme Court nominees. Democrats were counting on negative feelings about Trump to trickle into Senate races, and they spent a lot of time and treasure attempting to link vulnerable Republicans to the volatile Republican presidential candidate.
In the end, though, it appears that voters were more interested in sending a message to the current president and his party. Former Democrat Senators Evan Bayh of Indiana and Russ Feingold of Wisconsin were perfect examples of the repudiation handed to Democrats. Bayh, who retired in 2010, and Feingold, who was defeated after his vocal support for ObamaCare, were recruited by top Senate Dem Chuck Schumer to run again and reclaim their seats. Both men were decisively defeated last night, and they can each likely thank ObamaCare.
Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, former presidential candidates who were both targets of Trumpís harsh primary campaign, both won re-election. Rubio had previously vowed to retire, but decided to give the Senate another go, winning his race with 52% of the vote.
Democrats did manage to pick up one seat in Illinois, where Tammy Duckworth defeated Republican incumbent Mark Kirk. But six other Republicans who were also elected to the Senate in 2010ís wave election were able to successfully defend their seats. This is a further indication that the public was and remains staunchly against ObamaCare and the hard-left governing style that rose out of the Obama administration.
Now the GOP will control the White House and all of Congress upon a presidential victory for the first time since 1928. [emphasis mine - FB] We certainly hope that finally means ObamaCareís days are numbered. And we also hope, along with that, the unconstitutional, autocratic method of government that we have had to suffer for these last eight years dies a well-deserved death.
I wonder if they could be talking about having a super-majority that could stand up to filibuster? I haven't looked at the numbers. Sadly, when the republicans did enjoy the majority under Bush, it was squandered on graft. I really hope they do better this time? I know... Get used to disappointment.
It appears you're correct, although Congress flipped blue very shortly (barely four months) after GWB's inauguration. Per Wikipedia (from the numbered footnotes at the bottom of the source article):
21. The Democratic Party controlled the 107th Congress from January 3 to January 20, 2001 (50/50 tie with Vice President Gore as the deciding vote) and from May 24, 2001 to January 3, 2003 (after Senator Jim Jeffords left the Republican Party to become an Independent and caucus with the Democrats).
22. The Republican Party controlled the 107th Congress from January 20, 2001 (50/50 tie with Vice President Cheney as the deciding vote) until May 24, 2001, when Senator Jim Jeffords left the Republican Party to become an Independent and caucus with the Democrats.
I typically don't post-up much Alex Jones. I believe he's on the mark politics-wise more often than not, but his speaking style leaves me cold (same problem with Hannity - I like the message, can't stand the messenger).
I'll make an exception tonight. One of the things I read over and over during the run-up to election night was that Trump needed to win in a landslide to overcome electronic vote fraud (which is precisely what got 0bama "elected" in 2012).
I've followed this election season closely, and there is NO WAY Clinton's overall numbers should have been in the same galaxy as Trump's.
I'm delighted he (we!) won, of course, but it makes no sense that her popular vote numbers, in particular, should be anywhere near his.
In my opinion, Trump DID win in a landslide - he HAD to to overcome the rigged system. He had to win by such a huge margin that they couldn't cheat the election without being so blatantly exposed that even the MSM would have to sit up and take notice.
I stayed up late (early, I'm Eastern time) and watched the results come in. How odd it was, I thought, for the results from several key states to be delayed SO long, and then FINALLY they trot out Podesta in the wee hours to tell Clot's supporters to "go home, hang in there, we're still counting votes" (i.e., "it's looking real bad that we're gonna be able to steal this without getting caught, but we're still trying, just need a little more time.")
If you'll watch and listen to these videos, you'll understand EXACTLY what we were witnessing the other night.
Dammit, we ABSOLUTELY must be able to insure fraud-free elections. Regardless of who wins, our elections should be fair and square and transparent to a fault. Anything else and we're nothing but a glorified banana republic.
I hope President-Elect Trump addresses this issue during his tenure - it's of vital national importance.
Hillary Tried To Steal Election From Trump But Failed: Bev Harris The Alex Jones Channel, Nov. 9, 2016
Mexico and Canada Announce Willingness to Renegotiate NAFTA By Sundance, Nov. 10, 2016
Remember what we shared yesterday, it underpins every forward action and behavior. If you donít understand it Ė you will be lost over the next several years.
Donald Trump is not yet president, and yet within 24 hours of winning the election both Mexico (link) [see source article - FB] and Canada (link) [see source article - FB] announce they are willing to begin renegotiationís of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
This is EXACTLY what happens when you put a Titan of Industry back in charge of the biggest economy in the world. As a non-politician industrialist Donald Trump has said for decades, the U.S. holds all the leverage in these negotiations. Heís right.
American capitalists and workers are about to see just how powerful that leverage is.
I work in the Computer manufacturing industry and I know of several small to medium metal and plastics fabricators (as well as a few PCB fabs) who are cursing the Trump win because he is an ass, but are celebrating what it might mean for their businesses. Had lunch with one of them yesterday and he was even slightly giddy (especially given the market direction). They have put on hold plans to move certain functions to Mexico until this shakes out.