Dead Cats: Hanukkah in Paris?, 12/15/17, (28)44, James Brody

Hanukkah.

Hanson – Post Twitter presidency?; Neumayr – All Hillary’s Men.

HEALTH CARE: Hannity Umber Sites

LEADS: Durden – Chinese navy ignites; Durden – Weapons to Isis; French – USA won?; Kent – Jews flee Paris; WSJ – Free Internet; Severns & Levine – Harassment cover; Durden – Putin blasted America; Sink & Epstein – Giant tax cut?

RECOMMENDED: Hannity – Theater lists; Convention of States; Mark Levin (12-14-17)

Hanukkah starts Tuesday, December 12, ends December 19th

“In the second century BCE, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), who tried to force the people of Israel to accept Greek culture and beliefs instead of mitzvah observance and belief in G‑d. Against all odds, a small band of faithful Jews, led by Judah the Maccabee, defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth, drove the Greeks from the land, reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and rededicated it to the service of G‑d.

“When they sought to light the Temple’s Menorah (the seven-branched candelabrum), they found only a single cruse of olive oil that had escaped contamination by the Greeks. Miraculously, they lit the menorah and the one-day supply of oil lasted for eight days, until new oil could be prepared under conditions of ritual purity.

“To commemorate and publicize these miracles, the sages instituted the festival of Chanukah . . .”

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/article_cdo/aid/102911/jewish/What-Is-Hanukkah.htm

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “Why Trump Should Consider a Post-Twitter Presidency”

“Almost every supposedly informed prediction about President Donald Trump’s compulsive Twitter addiction has so far proved wrong.
“He did not tweet his way out of the Republican nomination. Spontaneous social-media messaging did not lose Trump the general election race with Hillary Clinton. Nor has Trump tweeted his presidency into oblivion.
“Instead, Trump’s tweets have not just bypassed the mostly progressive media; they’ve sent it into a tizzy. In near-suicidal fashion, networks such as CNN have melted down in hatred of Trump, goaded on by Trump’s Twitter digs.
“Trump has often bragged that having a large following on social media — he has more than 44 million Twitter followers and connects with millions more via Facebook and Instagram — is “like having your own newspaper.”
“He has a point.

“While the media goes ballistic over Trump’s inflammatory Twitter attacks on “fake news,” the vast majority of Trump’s electronic messaging simply reports on his daily activities and various agendas.
“Trump has created a Twitter empire with a reach that far exceeds the combined subscriber base of the New York Times and Washington Post, and he has vastly expanded on Barack Obama’s use of a presidential Twitter feed to connect with voters.
“Almost all of the people who have climbed into the Twitter ring with Trump — from Hillary Clinton to the take-a-knee millionaire National Football League players — have come out on the losing end. Trump has proven far better than seasoned journalists and ego-driven celebrities at creating go-for-the-jugular put-downs of 240 characters or less. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454638/donald-trump-twitter-he-has-won-social-media-battle

George Neumayr, Spectator: “All of Hillary’s Men”

“. . . As an appropriately exasperated Jim Jordan, among others, reviewed all of this damning material at a Congressional hearing Wednesday, witness Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General, looked blank, like he was listening to names read from the phone book. Could Rosenstein be any more of a D.C. mandarin? None of the blatant evidence of bias and political dirty tricks seemed to interest him at all. And, of course, the media is playing dumb about it all, recycling the usual lie that high professionalism and liberal bias can coexist in the government, a self-serving defense reporters often use to absolve themselves when caught out in donations to the Democratic Party.

“In one of Strzok’s texts to his mistress, he alludes to an ‘insurance policy’ the FBI must take out to prevent Trump from occupying the White House. The media calls this a “mystery,” and not one it finds terribly intriguing. What, they half-heartedly ask, could he possibly be referring to? To anybody even remotely paying attention to the criminal leaks both before and after Trump’s victory, it is obvious what he meant. The insurance policy unfolded in multiple ways: the FBI planting stories in the press about a criminal probe into bogus Trump-Russia ties, CIA director John Brennan using the front page of the New York Times to float half-baked foreign intelligence on the Trump campaign, Susan Rice spying on Trumpworld, Sally Yates and company trying to entrap Trump officials, and Obama holdovers frantically collecting material for what they hoped would be an impeachment case against Trump. . .”

https://spectator.org/all-of-hillarys-men/

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“The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

LEADS:

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Chinese Navy Begins Live-Fire Drills Off Korean Peninsula”

“Earlier this week, Seoul asked the US to delay joint military exercises with Japan until after the Winter Olympics, ostensibly to avoid provoking North Korea ahead of the 2018 Winter Games. The timing of the request is suspicious – having coincided with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s announcement that the US has offered to begin talks with the North “without preconditions.” While State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert walked back Tillerson’s statement the next day, insisting the North cease its weapons tests before talks can proceed, it is possible such a delay – if undertaken – could be construed as an opening gambit.

US drills in the region have stopped, though it’s unclear whether the US will abide by South Korea’s request. However, the brief lull in the area was interrupted Thursday when local media reported that China has decided to hold military drills of its own.

“A ccording to the South China Morning Post, China is now conducting a live-fire exercise off the North Korean peninsula, and is expected to last for four days. In addition to citing security concerns, Beijing also criticized the US for pushing the region toward nuclear war.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-15/chinese-navy-begins-live-fire-drills-korean-peninsula

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Weapons Went From the CIA to ISIS in Less Than Two Months, New Study Reveals”

“Years late to the party, mainstream media outlets like USA Today, Reuters, and Buzzfeed are just out with “breaking” and “exclusive” stories detailing how a vast arsenal of weapons sent to Syria by the CIA in cooperation with US allies fuelled the rapid growth of ISIS. Buzzfeed’s story entitled, Blowback: ISIS Got A Powerful Missile The CIA Secretly Bought In Bulgaria, begins by referencing “a new report on how ISIS built its arsenal highlights how the US purchased munitions, intended for Syrian rebels, that ended up in the hands of the terrorist group.”

“The original study that Buzzfeed and other media are referencing comes from a UK-based independent weapons research organization called Conflict Armament Research (CAR) which has had a team of weapons and munitions experts on the ground in the Middle East for years examining arms and equipment recovered from ISIS and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. Using serial numbers, crate shipping markings, and all available forensics data, the CAR experts began finding that as early as 2013 to 2014 much of the Islamic State’s advanced weapons systems as well as small arms were clearly sourced to the United States and the West.

“Supplies of materiel into the Syrian conflict from foreign parties – notably the United States and Saudi Arabia – have indirectly allowed IS to obtain substantial quantities of anti-armor ammunition,” states the CAR report. “These weapons include anti-tank guided weapons and several varieties of rocket with tandem warheads, which are designed to defeat modern reactive armor. . .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-15/weapons-went-cia-isis-less-two-months-new-study-reveals

David French, NRO:  “What if America Won a War and No One Cared?”

“The announcement came on Saturday. Just three days before the Alabama special election that transfixed the nation, and on the same day that President Trump fact-checked the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, Iraq’s prime minister declared victory in the war against ISIS. Iraq — with indispensable American help — has regained control of its cities and its border with Syria. ISIS has been reduced to a shadow of its former self.

“The victory isn’t confined to Iraq. American-allied forces control ISIS’s former capital in Syria, and the world’s largest jihadist army is gone. Bands of insurgents still prowl the countryside, and ISIS cells exist across the world, but the war against the “caliphate” is over. It’s been won.

“So why does no one seem to care? . . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454655/isis-defeated-why-does-no-one-care

Simon Kent, Breitbart: Exodus: Jews Flee Paris Suburbs over Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism”

“French-Jewish families are being forced from their homes in Paris suburbs as Europe continues to be convulsed by levels of anti-Semitism not seen since the end of the Second World War.

“The Paris commuter newspaper 20 Minutes documents an “internal exodus” during 2017 of Jews from the Seine-Saint-Denis department, saying it is emblematic of broader concerns that French Jews, like their brothers and sisters across Europe, are finding it increasingly difficult to reconcile their faith with the changing demographics of the continent. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/12/15/exodus-french-jews-forced-islamists-anti-semitism-rises-across-europe/

WSJ:” The Internet Is Free Again”

“Killing Obama-era rules will remove the FCC as political gatekeeper.

“The FCC on Thursday voted 3-2 to approve chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to repeal “net neutrality” rules backed by the Obama Administration that reclassified internet-service providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. Title II prohibits “any unjust or unreasonable discrimination in charges, practices, classifications, regulations, facilities, or services.”

“By effectively deeming the internet a utility, former chairman Tom Wheeler turned the FCC into a political gatekeeper. The rules prohibited broadband providers from blocking, throttling and favoring content, which Mr. Wheeler ostensibly intended to help large content providers like Google and Netflix gain leverage against cable companies.

“But as always in politics, treatment under the rules would depend on ideology and partisanship. Even as liberals howl that the Justice Department’s lawsuit to block AT&T’s merger with Time Warner is motivated by President Trump’s animus to CNN, they want FCC control over the internet. The left’s outcry at Mr. Pai “killing” internet freedom has been so overwrought that the FCC meeting room had to be cleared Thursday for a security threat.

“Bans on throttling content may poll well, but the regulations have created uncertainty about what the FCC would or wouldn’t allow. This has throttled investment. Price discrimination and paid prioritization are used by many businesses. Netflix charges higher prices to subscribers who stream content on multiple devices. Has this made the internet less free? . .”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-internet-is-free-again-1513297405

 

Maggie Severns & Marianne Levine, Politico: “House office silently helps members resolve harassment claims”

“. . . The Office of House Employment Counsel operates under the auspices of the House clerk’s office and advises members on employment practices. It also facilitates investigations into employee complaints, a spokesperson confirmed to POLITICO. But what happens afterward is murky: The office appears to serve House members and their offices — not necessarily the employees — and makes no public accounting of its determinations or its expenditures.

“A spokesperson for the office declined to say how many sexual harassment complaints or other investigations it’s handled in recent years, citing attorney-client privilege. It also declined to reveal the firms that it hired or the amount paid to them. In addition, both Democratic and Republican House leadership offices declined to answer questions about the internal investigations.

“The revelation that there is a separate office facilitating and paying for sexual harassment investigations, with little transparency and apparently little oversight, rankled critics of Congress’s handling of sexual harassment, who said that without established procedures and a commitment to transparency the office may be playing more of a role covering up offenses than revealing them. . .”

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/15/congress-harassment-claims-house-office-297734

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge: ‘Putin Blasts American Establishment’s “Russian Spy Hysteria’

“In his annual, multi-hour, Q&A press conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin took questions from a hoard of foreign journalists.

“Topics spanned from Syria and Ukraine to China’s One-Belt-One-Road, and from Russian general elections to the US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, but what most have focused on were his comments on President Trump and the Russiagate debacle…

“US based ABC News (of recent infamy for a massive fake news gaffe) asked President Putin about the ongoing ‘Russiagate’ scandal with Donald Trump. The Russian President said the following:

‘It’s up to the American people to assess Trump, not me. But look at the markets, they are up, indicating investors trust him. We also respect the US opposition. I don’t know if Trump still has the same desire to cooperate closely with us, but I hope we can work closely on a range of issues.”

“Turning to so-called Trump collusion with Russia, Putin said,

“That’s been invented by those aiming to de-legitimize Trump. These people don’t understand they are undermining their own country, they aren’t showing respect for Americans that voted for Trump.’  . . .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-14/putin-blasts-american-establishments-russian-spy-hysteria

Justin Sink & Jennifer Epstein, Bloomberg: “Trump Promises ‘Giant Tax Cut’ and Money in Pockets by February”

“President Donald Trump promised everyday Americans a ‘giant tax cut for Christmas’ in a speech that the White House billed as his closing argument for a tax overhaul that congressional Republicans finished negotiating on Wednesday.

“‘When I say giant, I mean giant,’ Trump said in a televised speech from the White House. “‘As we speak, Congress has reached an agreement on tax legislation that will deliver more jobs, higher wages and massive tax relief for American families and for American companies.’

“Trump said that a ‘typical’ family of four earning $75,000 would see a tax cut of more than $2,000 under the legislation, ‘slashing their tax bill in half.’ The White House didn’t provide an analysis backing up the claim. . .”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-13/trump-says-republicans-are-very-very-close-on-tax-deal

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED:

Sean Hannity: “Let There Be Light” Theater list at http://www.hannity.com/

Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com

MARK LEVIN (12-14-17)

“On Thursday’s Mark Levin show, progressivism at large, is the opposite of what the founders intended. It is the antithesis of the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence. When we hear the Marxists dressed up as Black Lives Matter or Antifa they like to talk about our Founding Fathers as slaveholders. Yet they embrace an ideology, Marxism, that has resulted in the genocidal mass murder of tens of millions of people. The Marxist societies today, such as Cuba, Venezuela, and North Korea are all repressive police states. Marxism has to be imposed on people as it absolutely needs to be imposed on the people. Progressivism is the bastard child of Marxism. We don’t talk about individuals or liberty anymore but equality and redistribution. These are socialist ideas which you can hear as part of the current tax bill or in Obamacare.

“After that, 54% of the American people believe that Robert Mueller’s investigation is partisan. If he was interested in justice he would have shut down this operation and said there was no collusion between the Trump administration and Russia.

“To add, Jim Comey has demonstrated himself to have obstructed justice. He was not pursuing justice in the Hillary Clinton investigation but was trying to clear her. The FBI did a lot of editing which erased serious concerns in Comey’s press conference speech about Hillary’s conduct. All across the spectrum of this investigation there was an effort to soften language and downplay Hillary’s actions. These events will never see the light of day if Republicans do not hold onto the House. In their place we will see endless efforts to impeach President Trump.

“Later, Jonathan Lee Iverson, former Ringmaster for the Ringling Brothers Circus calls in to talk about his career and the circus.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/12/14/december-14-2017/

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Dead Cats: Soros?, 12/13/17, (28)43, James Brody

Hanukkah.

ALABAMA: Klein – Soros?; Drudge Links 12-13-17.

HEALTH CARE: Hannity Umber Sites

LEADS: Brufke – DJT meets today on taxes; Hanson – Too many Muellers; Gertz – Russia expands nuclear options; Breland & Neidig – Net neutrality; Durden – Text leaks; Jacobo – Humans set California fires.

RECOMMENDED: Hannity – Theater lists; Convention of States; Mark Levin (12-12-17)

Hanukkah starts Tuesday, December 12, ends December 19th

“In the second century BCE, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), who tried to force the people of Israel to accept Greek culture and beliefs instead of mitzvah observance and belief in G‑d. Against all odds, a small band of faithful Jews, led by Judah the Maccabee, defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth, drove the Greeks from the land, reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and rededicated it to the service of G‑d.

“When they sought to light the Temple’s Menorah (the seven-branched candelabrum), they found only a single cruse of olive oil that had escaped contamination by the Greeks. Miraculously, they lit the menorah and the one-day supply of oil lasted for eight days, until new oil could be prepared under conditions of ritual purity.

“To commemorate and publicize these miracles, the sages instituted the festival of Chanukah . . .”

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/article_cdo/aid/102911/jewish/What-Is-Hanukkah.htm

ALABAMA:

From CATS 12-04-17 . . .

Aaron Klein, Breitbart: “Soros Army in Alabama to Register Convicted Felons to Vote against Roy Moore”

Hat Tip – InfoWars

“Birmingham, ALABAMA — An organization partnered with a George Soros-financed group and led by a radical leftist who is the half-brother of the infamous controversial Rev. Al Sharpton has been diligently working over the past few weeks to register convicted felons across Alabama.

“The aim of the effort has been to get as many felons as possible on the roster before last Monday, the deadline to register in order to vote in Alabama’s Dec. 12 senate special election that pits Republican Roy Moore against Democratic challenger Doug Jones.  The man spearheading the campaign has stated outright that his effort is meant to ensure a Democratic victory in Alabama.

“The thousands of felons reportedly newly registered over the past few weeks were most likely not included in any recent polling on the Alabama senate race put out by major firms.  . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/03/soros-army-alabama-register-convicted-felons-vote-roy-moore/

Drudge Links 12-13-17

JONES: THE IMPOSSIBLE…
DRUDGE: THERE IS A LIMIT TO CRAZY!
WSJ: Alabama Sends a Message…
Hollywood stars celebrate…
SCHUMER: Things are looking better and better for ’18…
BARKLEY: Now Dems need to get off their asses and help black people…
REPUBLICAN SENATE MAJORITY HANGS BY SHORTHAIRS…
Fear DEEP losses…
Agenda on ropes…
Judge refuses to accept verdict… 
THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE…

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

“Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

“The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

LEADS:

Juliegrace Brufke, Daily Caller: “Trump to Meet with GOP Tax Conferees Wednesday”

You will probably pay more . . .

“. . . “Tomorrow afternoon the president will host the House and Senate conferees for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for lunch at the White House to discuss the progress they have made towards delivering historic tax reform for the American people,”  White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said in a statement.

“With Republicans looking to pass a tax bill through both chambers before the end of next week, lawmakers are rushing to come to a consensus on critical provisions of the bill. While key areas — including how to handle state and local tax deduction, mortgage interest deduction caps and whether to keep the estate tax — are still being negotiated, House leadership is eyeing a floor vote as early as Tuesday.

““We look forward to scheduling this bill after they are done with their work, posting it and giving it the appropriate time so everyone can read it,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said. “Then passing it and sending it to the president’s desk.’ . . .”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/12/trump-to-meet-with-gop-tax-conferees-wednesday/

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “One Mueller-Investigation Coincidence Too Many”

Hat Tip – Rushbo!
“Stacking the deck with anti-Trump staffers is proving to be a really bad idea.
“Special prosecutors, investigators, and counsels are usually a bad idea. They are admissions that constitutionally mandated institutions don’t work — and can be rescued only by supposed superhuman moralists, who are without the innate biases inherent in human nature.
“The record from Lawrence Walsh to Ken Starr to Patrick Fitzgerald suggests otherwise. Originally narrow mandates inevitably expand — on the cynical theory that everyone has something embarrassing to hide. Promised “short” timelines and limited budgets are quickly forgotten. Prosecutors search for ever new crimes to justify the expense and public expectations of the special-counsel appointment.

“Soon the investigators need to be investigated for their own conflicts of interest, as if we need special-special or really, really special prosecutors. Special investigations often quickly turn Soviet, in the sense of ‘Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.’
“Special Counsel Robert Mueller has led what seems to be an exemplary life of public service. No doubt he believes that as a disinterested investigator he can get to the bottom of the once contentious charge of  ‘Russian collusion’ in the 2016 election. But can he? What we know about the Port Authority terror attack
“A Mandate Gone Wild

“Something has gone terribly wrong with the Mueller investigation.

“The investigation is venturing well beyond the original mandate of rooting out evidence of Russian collusion. Indeed, the word ‘collusion’ is now rarely invoked at all. It has given way to its successor, ‘obstruction.’ The latter likely will soon beget yet another catchphrase to justify the next iteration of the investigations.

“There seems far less special investigatory concern with the far more likely Russian collusion in the matters of the origins and dissemination of the Fusion GPS/Steele dossier, and its possible role in the Obama-administration gambit of improper or illegal surveilling, unmasking, and leaking of the names of American citizens.

“Leaks from the Mueller investigation so far abound. They have seemed calibrated to create a public consensus that particular individuals are currently under investigation, likely to be indicted — or indeed likely guilty.
“These public worries are not groundless. They are deeply rooted in the nature and liberal composition of the Mueller investigative team — whose left-leaning appointments just months ago had understandably made the liberal media giddy with anticipation from the outset. Wired, for instance, published this headline on June 14: ‘Robert Mueller Chooses His Investigatory Dream Team.’ Vox, on August 22, wrote: ‘Meet the all-star legal team who may take down Trump.’  The Daily Beast, two day later, chimed in: ‘Inside Robert Mueller’s Army’ . . .”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454543/mueller-investigation-too-many-anti-trump-coincidences

Bill Gertz, Free Beacon: “Russia Sharply Expanding Nuclear Arsenal, Upgrading Underground Facilities”

“Pentagon to boost U.S. weapons under nuclear posture review

“Russia is aggressively building up its nuclear forces and is expected to deploy a total force of 8,000 warheads by 2026 along with modernizing deep underground bunkers, according to Pentagon officials.

“The 8,000 warheads will include both large strategic warheads and thousands of new low-yield and very low-yield warheads to circumvent arms treaty limits and support Moscow’s new doctrine of using nuclear arms early in any conflict.

“In addition to expanding its warheads, Russia also is fortifying underground facilities for command and control during a nuclear conflict. . .”

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russia-sharply-expanding-nuclear-arsenal-upgrading-underground-facilities/

Ali Breland & Harper Neidig, The Hill: “Zero hour nears for net neutrality rules”

“The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving forward with a plan to scrap net neutrality rules, defying a massive outcry from activists, Democrats and consumers.

On Thursday, the FCC is expected to approve Chairman Ajit Pai’s proposal to repeal rules that require internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally. The measure is expected to pass 3-2, with all the Republican appointees supporting repeal and all the Democratic appointees opposing. . .”

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/364570-zero-hour-nears-for-net-neutrality-rules

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “”Trump Should Go F Himself” – Texts Leak from FBI Agents on Russia Probe, Hillary Emails Investigation”

“Over 10,000 text messages sent between two top FBI investigators – one of whom led both the Clinton email investigation and the early Trump-Russia probe, have been turned over to Congress Tuesday evening and promptly leaked to the press. The profanity-laced messages reveal a deep hatred for Trump between veteran agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page, who were having an extramarital affair while working together on the Clinton email investigation when the texts were exchanged. Strzok and Page were fired from Robert Mueller’s special counsel in mid-August over the messages, yet the reason was not revealed until last month. Strzok notably changed the wording of then-FBI Director James Comey’s statement on Clinton’s mishandling of classified information from ‘grossly negligent’ to ‘extremely careless.’

“The leaked texts leave no doubt that Muller’s probe has been tainted from the beginning. In one exchange obtained by Fox News sent on March 4th, 2016 – right around the time Trump emerged as a serious threat in the GOP primary race, Page texted Strzok “God, Trump is a loathsome human,” to which Strzok responded “Yet he many[win]” Strzok responded, adding Good for Hillary. . .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-13/anti-trump-texts-between-fired-fbi-agents-having-extramarital-affair-leak-and-theyre

Julia Jacobo, ABC: “Skirball fire sparked by illegal cooking fire, California officials say”

Fires an outcome of institutional closures that led to a generation of vagrants . . .

http://abcnews.go.com/US/skirball-brush-fire-sparked-illegal-cooking-fire-california/story?id=51746393

RECOMMENDED:

Sean Hannity: “Let There Be Light” Theater list at http://www.hannity.com/

Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com

MARK LEVIN (12-12-17)

“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, the media and the Democrats are going to use the Senate election in Alabama to attack President Trump — regardless of the outcome of the special election. Here we have the Democrats working with the media to try and change the subject from Hollywood, from Congress, to Donald Trump. It was always going to be the case because of their deep seated hatred of Trump. Now according to Kristen Gillibrand we need an investigation of Trump’s sexual accusations. Gillibrand, a big backer of Bill Clinton, is leading the charge to demand Trump resign. She defended Clinton right up until end of 2016 and never came to defense of any of the women molested by him. Either you agree with her and the left or you are a sexist. The entire media, Democrat Party and Hollywood think we are suckers. They (are) calling for Trump to resign in order to draw our attention from serial and sexual molestation.

“After that, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is another women Gillibrand won’t defend. Vicious attacks have been made against Sanders which are unlike anything a Press Secretary has had to endure. Sanders is the most abused public official, politically, in Washington D.C.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/12/12/december-12-2017/

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Dead Cats: Hanukkah, 12/11/17, (28)42, James Brody

Hanukkah.

JERUSALEM: Glick – Game-changer; Drudge Links 12-10-17.

SLEEZE: Martosko – Trump backs Moore; Zito – Laugh at Franken; Wong & Ellis – Congress reels; Drudge Links 12-10-17.

HEALTH CARE: Hannity Umber Sites

LEADS: McCarthy – DOJ/Steele dossier; Nicholas et al., Trump allies want a harder line; Durden – Strzok-gate; Durden – Pentagon gets auditors; Scola – Charles Koch comes to DC.

RECOMMENDED: Hannity – Theater lists; Convention of States; Mark Levin (12-08-17)

Hanukkah starts Tuesday, December 12, ends December 19th

“In the second century BCE, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), who tried to force the people of Israel to accept Greek culture and beliefs instead of mitzvah observance and belief in G‑d. Against all odds, a small band of faithful Jews, led by Judah the Maccabee, defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth, drove the Greeks from the land, reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and rededicated it to the service of G‑d.

“When they sought to light the Temple’s Menorah (the seven-branched candelabrum), they found only a single cruse of olive oil that had escaped contamination by the Greeks. Miraculously, they lit the menorah and the one-day supply of oil lasted for eight days, until new oil could be prepared under conditions of ritual purity.

“To commemorate and publicize these miracles, the sages instituted the festival of Chanukah . . .”

http://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/article_cdo/aid/102911/jewish/What-Is-Hanukkah.htm

JERUSALEM:

Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post/Politico: “Trump’s Bold Recognition of Jerusalem a Game-Changer”

“ . . . Donald Trump gave a Hanukka gift to the Jewish people. But he also gave a Christmas gift to the American people.

“Trump’s gift to Israel is not merely that 68 years after Israel declared Jerusalem its capital, the US finally recognized Israel’s capital.

“In his declaration, Trump said, ‘Israel has made its capital in the city of Jerusalem, the capital the Jewish people established in ancient times.’

“By stating this simple truth, Trump fully rejected the anti-Israel legacy of his predecessor Barack Obama.

“In his speech in Cairo in 2009, Obama intimated that Israel’s legitimacy is rooted in the Holocaust, rather than in the Jewish nation’s millennial attachment to the Land of Israel. Whereas the Balfour Declaration and the League of Nations Mandate rooted the Jewish people’s sovereign rights to the Land of Israel in its 3,500-year relationship with it, Obama said that Israel is nothing more than a refugee camp located in an inconvenient area. In so doing, he gave credence to the anti-Israel slander that Israel is a colonialist power.

“By asserting the real basis for Israel’s legitimacy, Trump made clear that the Jewish people is indigenous to the Land of Israel. He also made it US policy to view Israel’s right to exist, like its right to its capital city, as unconditional. . .”

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2017/12/10/trumps_bold_recognition_of_jerusalem_a_game-changer_135740.html

Drudge Links,12-10-17

Violence flares at protest near U.S. Embassy in Lebanon…
Thousands rally in Morocco… Indonesia…
STABBING ATTACK AT JERUSALEM’S CENTRAL BUS STATION…
Firebombs Hurled at Synagogue in Sweden…
IDF destroys Hamas tunnel using new techniques…
Texas imam calls for Israel’s destruction — in Arabic…

SLEEZE:

David Martosko, UK Daily Mail: “Trump calls on voters to back alleged sex abuser Roy Moore and even mocks one of his accusers in huge Florida rally – fifteen miles from Alabama – as he unloads on ‘fake news’ and can’t resist a jab at Hillary Clinton”

  • President Donald Trump rallied his supporters in Pensacola, Florida, a town that’s less than 15 miles from this month’s political ground zero 
  • Pensacola voters will decide the strange U.S. Senate special election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones 
  • During his speech he jabbed at one of the nine women who have accused Moore of misconduct, Beverly Young Nelson, who revised a detail of her story Friday 
  • ‘You know the yearbook? Did you see that? That was a little mistake made. She started writing things in the yearbook,’ the president scolded 
  • Trump also stopped and pointed to a man in the crowd at one point and said: ‘This guy’s screaming, ‘We want Roy Moore!’ He’s right’ 
  • Moore stands accused of sexual misconduct by nine different women, including two who say he groped them while they were 14 and 16 years old
  • Trump kicked off his speech taking a swipe at ‘fake news’ media on the day CNN had to correct a story 
  • It had falsely claimed Trump’s son Donald Jr. was tipped off to a cache of hacked emails before WikiLeaks published them
  • He said the reporters he loves to hate ‘have been apologizing left and right’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5161757/Trump-rallies-alleged-sex-abuser-Roy-Moore-Florida.html#ixzz50lv3TyCa

Salena Zito, Washington Examiner: “Salena Zito: For once, the joke is on Al Franken”

Franken has not resigned. . .

“. . . For a man who was courted by everyone in the Democratic Party to headline their fundraisers — both for their re-elections as well as their state party’s coffers — fawned over for his Hollywood pedigree, and admired by progressives for his notorious grilling of Republicans appointed to Cabinet positions in the Trump administration, the mere thought of being reduced to zero status in American politics was a bridge too far for the egocentric Minnesotan.

“In truth, it likely repulsed him.

“He is a man used to being center stage, needed, wanted, catered to, fawned over, and courted.

“If you have any doubt to the validity of this argument, consider his exit speech on the floor of the Senate when he announced he will resign his seat last Thursday; he never once admitted doing anything wrong. He also never said he was sorry.

“‘I of all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office and a man who has repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party,’ Franken said.

“In the end, he was defiant, blamed others, and was without the grace to show remorse.

“This is not the mark of a leader, but candidly, was Franken ever elected to be a leader? He was a celebrity, a bulldog, a bully who was ironically heralded by feminists as a hero for women, but the truth is, he never was a hero for women — that was just code for being staunchly pro-choice. And, for many feminists, being staunchly pro-choice can cause them to overlook character flaws. . .

“I often say we get the elections we deserve. We also get the candidates we deserve. . .”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/salena-zito-for-once-the-joke-is-on-al-franken/article/2642972

Scott Wong & Mike Ellis, The Hill: “Congress reeling from sexual harassment deluge”

“. . . Ryan quickly urged former Rep. Trent Franks to resign after the Arizona Republican admitted he asked a pair of female staffers to become surrogate mothers and bear his children. (Franks resigned Friday). But Ryan has been more muted in dealing with the unique cases of two Texas Republicans: Reps. Blake Farenthold (who used $84,000 in taxpayer money to settle a staffer’s harassment claims) and Joe Barton (who sent sexually explicit messages to a woman on Facebook and had a nude picture of himself get leaked on Twitter).

The uneven response has infuriated some lawmakers, who’ve demanded more aggressiveness from their leadership. It’s sparked accusations from others, particularly members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), that leaders have employed a double standard in their approach to individual cases.

And it’s prompted near-universal calls for the adoption of a clear set of guidelines on Capitol Hill that would empower victims to report abuse and settle cases, while protecting the accused from false allegations. . .

“. . . Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) has offered legislation requiring lawmakers who settle harassment claims to be named publicly; they would also have to pay back the Treasury for taxpayer-funded settlements.”

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/364025-congress-reeling-from-sexual-harassment-deluge

Drudge Links 12-10-17

Days before vote, Roy Moore disappears from campaign trail…
Election could test boundaries of Senate ethics committee…
POLITICO: Dems win even if they lose…
RAINES: THE NEW ALABAMA…
History of Unruly Politics…
Race tests progressive voters’ energy… 

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

“Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

“The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

LEADS:

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “Did the DOJ Misuse the Steele Dossier — to Spy on the Trump Campaign?”

“Some Trump supporters are making that claim. The president can disclose warrant applications proving whether it’s true.

“Will he or won’t he?
“Will President Trump order the disclosure of any warrant applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (the FISA Court) in which the Justice Department and FBI presented any information derived from the Steele dossier?
“We don’t need to imperil national security. There is no need to disclose the entirety of any application. There is no need to expose intelligence sources or methods of gathering information — they can be redacted. We don’t even need to see any actual application; a declassified summary of the relevant information will do. We just need to know if what administration supporters are saying is true: In seeking surveillance authority on the rationale that Trump associates were acting as agents of a foreign power, did the Justice Department and the FBI present the FISA court with the Steele dossier as if it were a product of U.S. intelligence reporting — rather than what it really was, a political opposition-research product commissioned by the Clinton campaign? . . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454493/steele-dossier-fbi-trump-should-disclose-warrant-applications

Peter Nicholas, Aruna Viswanatha, and Erica Orden, WSJ: Trump’s Allies Urge Harder Line as Mueller Probe Heats Up”

“President’s legal team had predicted investigation would clear Trump by year’s end

“The Russia investigation that Donald Trump’s legal team predicted would clear the president by year’s end looks to stretch into 2018, prompting his supporters to ratchet up complaints that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s operation is politically motivated.

“The calls for a more aggressive approach have intensified amid disclosures that a senior agent on Mr. Mueller’s team, Peter Strzok, had sent text messages that were allegedly critical of Mr. Trump during the 2016 election. Mr. Mueller subsequently removed Mr. Strzok from the probe.

“’Republicans also point to Andrew Weissmann —a Mueller deputy who had applauded the Justice Department’s decision not to defend the initial White House travel ban on people from majority Muslim nations—as evidence of bias on the special counsel team.

“The president’s legal team has largely stayed quiet on the issue. But with Mr. Mueller’s investigation appearing to edge closer to Mr. Trump’s family and inner circle, the president is being urged to drop his team’s mostly cooperative approach to date. . .”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-allies-urge-harder-line-as-mueller-probe-drags-on-1512748299

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Strzok-Gate and the Mueller Cover-Up”

“Almost eighteen months after Obama’s Justice Department and the FBI launched the Russiagate investigation, and seven months after Special Counsel Robert Mueller took the investigation over, the sum total of what it has achieved is as follows:

(1) an indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates which concerns entirely their prior financial dealings, and which makes no reference to the Russiagate collusion allegations;

(2) an indictment for lying to the FBI of George Papadopoulos, the junior volunteer staffer of the Trump campaign, who during the 2016 Presidential election had certain contacts with members of a Moscow based Russian NGO, which he sought to pass off – falsely and unsuccessfully – as more important than they really were, and which also does not touch on the Russiagate collusion allegations; and

(3) an indictment for lying to the FBI of Michael Flynn arising from his perfectly legitimate and entirely legal contacts with the Russian ambassador after the 2016 Presidential election, which also does not touch on the Russiagate collusion allegations, and which looks as if it was brought about by an act of entrapment.’

“Of actual evidence to substantiate the claims of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the election Mueller has so far come up with nothing.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-10/strzok-gate-and-mueller-cover

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Pentagon to Undergo First Ever Audit after Decades of Sloppy Accounting and Missing Trillions”

“After decades of waste, overpayments, trillions of missing or improperly accounted for dollars, and most recently losing track of 44,000 US soldiersthe Pentagon is about to undergo its first audit in history conducted by 2,400 auditors from independent public accounting firms to conduct reviews across the Army, Navy, Air Force and more – followed by annual audits going forward.

“The announcement follows a May commitment by Pentagon comptroller David Norquist, who previously served as the CFO at the Department of Homeland Security when the agency performed its audit. “Starting an audit is a matter of driving change inside a bureaucracy that may resist it,” Norquist told members of the Armed Services Committee at the time when pressed over whether or not he could get the job done at the DHS.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-10/pentagon-undergo-first-ever-audit-after-decades-sloppy-accounting-and-missing-trilli

Nancy Scola, Politico: “Tech’s new D.C. partner: Charles Koch”

“Libertarian billionaire Koch and left-leaning Silicon Valley are working together to advance the argument that innovation is most likely to flourish when government leaves it alone.

“The tech industry has found a surprising new ally in its effort to shape public policy in Washington: the 82-year-old libertarian billionaire Charles Koch.

Two organizations founded by Koch, one an education-focused institute and the other a grant-making foundation, have spent the past year ramping up their efforts to shape public debate on tech policy topics like self-driving cars and the rights of online publishers.

And despite their ideological distance on issues like the Paris climate accord, the Koch groups and left-leaning Silicon Valley are working together to advance the argument that innovation is most likely to flourish when legislators and regulators leave it alone.

“We tend to think that there’s a role for government, but it’s limited,” Jesse Blumenthal, who leads the Charles Koch Institute’s tech policy portfolio, said in an interview at the organization’s headquarters in Arlington, Va. He called technology a prime example of how people can see their quality of life improved, and their existences less constrained, when the free market is allowed to work.

The deep-pocketed Koch groups have the resources to help tech put on educational events, co-host conferences and fund academic research. But the alliance with Charles Koch also allows Silicon Valley to expand its contacts and influence in the age of Donald Trump — in a Washington that looks much different from what the tech executives who supported Hillary Clinton had expected after the 2016 election. . .”

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/10/charles-koch-tech-washington-287919

 

RECOMMENDED:

Sean Hannity: “Let There Be Light” Theater list at http://www.hannity.com/

Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com

MARK LEVIN (12-08-17)

“On Friday’s Mark Levin show, 76 years ago America was facing a very serious matter. The Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor and America was discussing a declaration of war against Japan. It is important that we reflect upon the seriousness of what took place to our country and what might take place today if Iran and North Korea go unaddressed.

“In addition, we have been repulsed by the NFL athletes taking a knee who claim to be social justice warriors. They don’t respect our men and women in the armed services despite what some say. Yet there are those among NFL leadership that are troubled by what is going on in this country. Among them, Bruce Allen, President of the Washington Redskins who gave a wonderful speech at Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Washington D.C.

“After that, there are two anonymous staffers accusing Trent Franks, a solid conservative, of discussing surrogacy with him and asking if they were interested. There is no physical evidence, yet Franks is resigning. Franks should not be thrown in the same boat with John Conyers or Al Franken, because he is not walking around in his underwear or groping woman when they are asleep.

“Later, what kind of show is Morning Joe with their questionable panel members on a leftwing network? Joe Scarborough gave one of the most aggressive defenses of Conyers imaginable and has yet to apologize to his audience and to the women Conyers harassed. Mika Brzezinski is saying she will defend liberal men who she agrees with and liberal women who are victims, but not Leeann Tweeden.

“Finally, the State Department is a rogue operation and sounds like it is in no hurry to carry out President Trump’s directive to build an embassy in Jerusalem. Trump is trying to fix the situation there, yet they resist him. Trump declared that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. However, Heather Nauert and David Satterfield at refuse to recognize this.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/12/08/december-8-2017/

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Dead Cats: Don’t Touch!, 12/08/17, (28)41, James Brody

JERUSALEM: DC Examiner – Jerusalem Decision; Pollak – Jerusalem 101.

NKOR: Martel – War directions.

SLEEZE: Nolte – Hillary & Harvey; Twohey – Complicity machine; Esack – Don’t touch me!

HEALTH CARE: Hannity Umber Sites

LEADS: Moran – Stop Gap Budget; Strassel – Obstruction of Congress; Ingraham – Richest 1%; Jeffrey – 5 richest counties; John & Litvan – Alabama & GOP rift; Ross – 10,000 anti-Trump messages.

RECOMMENDED: Hannity – Theater lists; Convention of States; Mark Levin (12-07-17)

JERUSALEM:

Washington Examiner: “The Jerusalem decision: Trump’s geography lesson for the world”

“One year ago this month, former President Barack Obama’s administration was working behind the scenes at the United Nations to slip a resolution through the body’s General Assembly attacking Israel.

“It was one of Obama’s final, sneaky, and reprehensible acts in office. It put an exclamation point on his long, nasty, personal feud with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Previously, our president had gone so far as to interfere in an Israeli election and then unleashed his minions when Netanyahu had the gall to accept an invitation to address Congress.

“Fast forward to this Wednesday, Netanyahu was thanking Obama’s successor in a formal televised statement for officially recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“We believe, and hope, Trump made the right decision — or at least one that probably won’t make things any worse than they are. The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is highly complex, replete with myriad and tangled disagreements, charges, counter-charges, libels, counter-libels, offenses given, and offenses taken.

“But one simple truth remained for Trump as he approached this question. In the 25 years since the Oslo talks began, not one thing Americans have done has successfully advanced the cause of peace in the Middle East, not even a little. The approaches of the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations, all genuinely diverse, were equally useless.

“This should put to rest the idea that an American president can step in and solve this problem. And one minor consequence of this relieving, humbling revelation is that there’s no need to keep up tedious fictions such as the one that Israel’s capital is anywhere except where it actually has been for years, in Jerusalem.

Other governments don’t need to live thus with their heads buried in the sand. Russia recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in April. Hardly anyone noticed. The outrage over Trump’s recognition now is born of opportunism. . .”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-jerusalem-decision-trumps-geography-lesson-for-the-world/article/2642775

Joel Pollak, Breitbart: “Jerusalem 101: Why President Trump’s New Policy Is Such a Big Deal”

“In the 1990s, when formal negotiations began between Israel and the Palestinians, Jerusalem was one of the most difficult issues — more difficult than the questions of borders and Palestinian refugees. Though Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1995, it gave the president the power to sign a waiver every six months delaying the embassy move. The idea was to preserve the status quo in Jerusalem so as not to jeopardize ongoing peace talks.

“But as administration officials explained to reporters on Tuesday, after more than two decades, it was clear that recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was not a real obstacle to peace. It was clear to all that the western part of Jerusalem, at least, would be under Israeli sovereignty in any conceivable peace agreement. The idea that all of the city would be up for negotiation was little more than a concession to the most extreme Palestinian demands.

“As such, recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the U.S. embassy there is just a recognition of reality. But it is also a courageous decision, showing that the U.S. will stand with our allies regardless of terrorist threats.

“President Trump’s decision also represents a guarantee of Israeli sovereignty in at least part of Jerusalem. As such, it represents the fulfillment of thousands of years of Jewish prayer, and over a century of Zionist efforts to establish and protect a Jewish state in the ancient homeland of the Jewish people.

“It is no exaggeration to say that for Jews, recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is an event of almost Biblical significance. And we are witnesses to it. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/12/06/jerusalem-101-trumps-new-policy-big-deal/

NKOR:

Frances Martel, Breitbart: Chinese State Media on North Korea Border Tells Citizens to Prepare for Nuclear War”

“. . . China is North Korea’s largest trading partner and most prominent long-time ally. Under leader Xi Jinping, however, China has abided by United Nations sanctions against the fellow communist regime and committed to helping the United States put an end to Pyongyang’s nuclear program. China has not significantly diminished its trade volume with North Korea, however, and demands a near-total absence of U.S. troops from Asia as a requirement to de-escalate tension with the Kim regime.

“The Jilin Daily article, titled “Knowledge about Nuclear Weapons and Protection,” featured illustrations describing how to protect oneself in the event of a nuclear incident, including a nuclear attack. According to the South China Morning Post, the Mandarin-language article urged residents of Jilin to “close their windows and doors during an emergency and immediately take a shower and wash out their mouths and ears after being exposed to radiation. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/12/06/chinese-state-media-tells-citizens-prepare-north-korea-nuclear-war/

SLEEZE:

John Nolte, Breitbart: “NYT: All of Harvey Weinstein’s Complicit Left-Wing Elites — Hillary, CAA, Disney, Brother Bob…”

“Among others, Hillary Clinton, Bob Weinstein, the Walt Disney Company, and the powerful talent agency CAA, are all complicit in aiding and abetting Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long predations, according to the left-wing New York Times.

In the 7800 word exposé, the Times points the finger at pretty much every powerful left-wing institution in America. Naturally, though, the Times exempts itself, even though we now know the Gray Lady killed a story that would have blown the lid off of Weinstein in 2004.

Here are the lowlights…

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/12/06/nyt-harvey-weinsteins-complicit-leftwing-elites-hillary-caa-disney-brother-bob/

Also – Megan Twohey et al., NYT: “Weinstein’s Complicity Machine” https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/05/us/harvey-weinstein-complicity.html?smid=tw-share

Steve Esack, PA Morning Call: “State Democrats call for Metcalfe to resign over ‘I don’t like men as you might’ remark”

“For political comedy — or horror — there often is no better seat in the Pennsylvania Capitol than the State House Government Committee, chaired by the Legislature’s ultimate odd couple: Republican firebrand Daryl Metcalfe, and Democratic quipster Matt Bradford.

“The duo’s latest show went viral Tuesday.

“The moment came during a discussion over an innocuous roadways bill. Bradford suggested action on it be postponed to get more information.

“In making his point, he briefly touched the chairman’s forearm.

“‘Rep. Bradford,’ Metcalfe said.

“‘Yes,’ Bradford answered.

“‘Look, I’m a heterosexual,’ Metcalfe said, a slight smirk on his face. ‘I have a wife. I love my wife. I don’t like men as you might. But stop touching me all the time.’

“‘Hahaha,’ Bradford laughed.

“‘Keep your hands to yourself,’ Metcalfe continued. ‘Like if you want to touch somebody, you have people on your side of the aisle who might like it. I don’t.’

“‘I do, I do,’ Rep. Brian Sims, the Legislature’s only openly gay lawmaker, said from across the room, triggering bipartisan laughter.

“‘Chairman, chairman, we are officially off the rails,’ Bradford declared. ‘My intent was to simply beg for your permission for 30 seconds.’

“‘Then beg;’ Metcalfe replied, ‘don’t touch’ . . .”

http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-daryl-metcalfe-matt-bradford-touching-a-democrat-20171205-story.html

HEALTH CARE:

Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

“Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

“The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

LEADS:

Sean Moran, Breitbart: “Congress Sends Government Funding Bill to President Trump to Avoid Shutdown”

“The House and Senate passed a government spending bill on Thursday that would stave off a government funding showdown until December 22.

‘The House passed the government spending bill 235-193, mostly along party lines. Conservatives such as Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Justin Amash (R-MI), and Scott Perry (R-PA) voted against the government funding bill.

“The Senate quickly passed the government funding bill after the House passed their version of it.

“The temporary government spending measure will give two weeks for Republicans and Democrats to negotiate a budget deal. Congress will attempt to craft a spending package that will fund the government through the 2018 fiscal year.

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the government funding bill would “provide us with the time we need to complete discussions on a long-term solution.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/07/congress-sends-government-funding-bill-to-president-trump-to-avoid-shutdown/

Kimberley Strassel, WSJ: “Obstruction of Congress”

“The media echo chamber spent the week speculating about whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller can or will nab President Trump on obstruction-of-justice charges. All the while it continues to ignore Washington’s most obvious obstruction—the coordinated effort to thwart congressional probes of the role law enforcement played in the 2016 election.

“The news that senior FBI agent Peter Strzok exchanged anti-Trump, pro-Hillary text messages with another FBI official matters—though we’ve yet to see the content. The bigger scandal is that the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mr. Mueller have known about those texts for months and deliberately kept their existence from Congress. The House Intelligence Committee sent document subpoenas and demanded an interview with Mr. Strzok. The Justice Department dodged, and then leaked.

“The department also withheld from Congress that another top official, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, was in contact with ex-spook Christopher Steele and the opposition-research firm Fusion GPS. It has refused to say what role the Steele dossier—Clinton-commissioned oppo research—played in its Trump investigation. It won’t turn over files about its wiretapping.

“And Mr. Mueller—who is well aware the House is probing all this, and considered the Strzok texts relevant enough to earn the agent a demotion—nonetheless did not inform Congress about the matter. Why? Perhaps Mr. Mueller feels he’s above being bothered with any other investigation. Or perhaps his team is covering for the FBI and the Justice Department. . .”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/obstruction-of-congress-1512691791

Chris Ingraham, WaPo: “The richest 1 percent now owns more of the country’s wealth than at any time in the past 50 years”

“The wealthiest 1 percent of American households own 40 percent of the country’s wealth, according to a new paper by economist Edward N. Wolff. That share is higher than it has been at any point since at least 1962, according to Wolff’s data, which comes from the federal Survey of Consumer Finances.

From 2013, the share of wealth owned by the 1 percent shot up by nearly three percentage points. Wealth owned by the bottom 90 percent, meanwhile, fell over the same period. Today, the top 1 percent of households own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent combined. That gap, between the ultrawealthy and everyone else, has only become wider in the past several decades.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/06/the-richest-1-percent-now-owns-more-of-the-countrys-wealth-than-at-any-time-in-the-past-50-years/

Terence Jeffrey, CNS: “Census Bureau: 5 Richest Counties Are D.C. Suburbs”

“(CNSNews.com) – The five richest counties in the United States when measured by median household income are all suburbs of Washington, D.C., according to the American Community Survey data released today by the Census Bureau.

According to the American Community Survey’s new five-year estimates (2012-2016), the five richest counties in the country are: Loudoun County, Va., where the median household income was $125,672; Falls Church City, Va., where it was $115,244; Fairfax County, Va., where it was $114,329; Howard County, Md., where it was $113,800; and Arlington County, Va., where it was $108,706.

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/census-bureau-5-richest-counties-are-dc-suburbs

Arit John & Laura Litvan, Bloomberg: “Alabama Senate Race Exposes Deep Rift within Republican Party”

“. . . Alabama voters’ decision Tuesday between Republican Roy Moore, a former Alabama supreme court judge, and Democrat Doug Jones, who served as a U.S. attorney in the state, is bound to reverberate through contests in next November’s midterm elections, which will determine whether the GOP maintains control of the House and Senate to help carry out President Donald Trump’s agenda.

“Some traditional establishment Republicans fear electing Moore — accused of initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old, sexually assaulting a 16-year-old, and romantically pursuing other teenage girls when he was in his 30s — will taint GOP candidates in other states. Moore’s supporters are willing to overlook the allegations or accept the candidate’s repeated denials if it means putting a solid conservative in office instead of a Democrat.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-07/alabama-senate-race-exposes-deep-rift-within-republican-party

Chuck Ross, Daily Caller: “Report: DOJ Reviewing More Than 10,000 Text Messages Between Anti-Trump Mueller Investigators”

“. . . Fox News reports that the bureau is reviewing “several months” worth of messages that the agent, Peter Strzok, exchanged with Lisa Page, an FBI attorney with whom he was having an affair.

“The Justice Department is searching the texts before turning them over to the House Intelligence Committee, a process which could take “weeks.”

“The Justice Department’s inspector general discovered over the summer that Strzok and Page exchanged anti-Trump and pro-Clinton text messages last year. After the watchdog informed Mueller’s office, Strzok was “immediately” removed from the Russia investigation, a spokesman for Mueller said over the weekend.

“Details of Strzok’s removal were kept secret for months. . .”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/06/doj-reviewing-more-than-10000-text-messages-between-anti-trump-mueller-investigators-report/

RECOMMENDED:

Sean Hannity: “Let There Be Light” Theater list at http://www.hannity.com/

Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com

MARK LEVIN (12-07-17)

“On Thursday’s Mark Levin show, This is a phony resignation from Sen. Al Franken; the Democrats are gearing up to flip their position if Roy Moore is elected to the Senate in Alabama. This is one of the most cynical political ploys by the Democrats in the Senate that we’ve seen in a very long time. The rush of Democratic senators who called for Franken’s resignation earlier this week has the mark of a coordinated effort. Franken’s declaration that he would resign in the coming weeks is highly suspicious. If Roy Moore is elected, you’re going to hear the calls for him to resign immediately. Then you’ll start hearing from the Democrats and the media, ‘why should Franken resign? After all, the allegations against Moore are much worse.’

“To add, the Democrat Party is telling us times are changing, but would they denounce John Kennedy or Linden Johnson today? Kennedy had a teen mistress, an intern in the White House when he was 45 and she was 19. Kennedy used his superior position to take advantage of Mimi Alfred and molested her, yet nobody mentions this. Look at the code of silence there is.

“After that, Christopher Wray confirmed that there were applications for a FISA warrant. It is a fact that there were FISA warrants and that American citizens and members of the Trump campaign were surveilled. Brian Stetler will never apologize over what he did to the American people and accusing Mark Levin of cherry picking stories and promoting conspiracy theories. Stetler and CNN won’t even acknowledge that they were not curious about the FISA warrants, yet they attack those who look into the matter.

“In addition, Robert Mueller is an insider who was supported by Barbara Boxer for FBI Director when he was nominated. Now Mueller who is a friend of James Comey, is Special Counsel. Have you ever seen anything like this? Also, Mueller covered up why Peter Srtzok was moved and it took the Inspector General to find that Strzok was sending anti-Trump texts.

“Finally, former chief of staff to Sen Ted Cruz, Chip Roy, calls in to discuss his run for Congress in Texas.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/12/07/december-7-2017/

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Dead Cats: Jerusalem, 12/06/17, (28)40, James Brody

Hanson – A President’s character.

JERUSALEM: Reuters – Turkey balks; Federman & Lee – Warnings grow; Drudge Links – 12-06-17.

TRUMP: Durden – Anti-Trump messages; WSJ – Mueller’s credibility; Riehl – Hannity dead GOP; Ingraham – Mueller probe unfair; Drudge Links 12-05-17.

MOORE: Fausset et al, – Trump endorsement, GOP $.

HEALTH CARE: Sheridan – Type 2 diabetes responds to diet.

LEAD: Sherman – SCOTUS allows travel ban.

RECOMMENDED: Hannity – Theater lists; Convention of States; Mark Levin (12-03-17)

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness: “Is a President’s Character His Presidency’s Destiny?”

“In the age of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, “character is destiny” sermons are now frequent. Clearly, a president who is “not a crook” or a philanderer is preferable to the alternative.

“But is that simple moral calculation sufficient when this one person can make the lives of 330 million at least somewhat better or worse?

During the recent spate of sexual harassment accusations, three questions might pertain to presidential character and confuse us.

“One, to what degree does personal sin determine governance?

“In other words, if John Kennedy was, as is now reported, utterly sexually reckless while in the White House, would his libido affect his judgement? Did his rash personal shortcomings erode his political behavior, say, during the Cuban Missile Crisis or while negotiating a test ban treaty?

“Second, to what degree are sins universal, rather than defined by local cultures and the era in which occur?

“If any contemporary president emulated Kennedy’s sexually predatory behavior while living in the White House, would he now likely have been impeached?

Third, do we judge politicians by their worst or best moments or a mixture of both?

Does one good deed cancel out one, two, three or more sins—if they are not mortal, or at least not all that mortal?

“Can we excuse the now-revealed to be groping World War II veteran President George H.W. Bush (who may have groped a bit while president in 1992, and in 2003 when he allegedly groped an underage female)? Bush’s sins were nothing like those of Bill Clinton in a hotel room with a frightened and resisting Juanita Broderick. A photo-grope is not comparable to a drunken Ted Kennedy swimming for safety as a young woman, the victim of his felonious reckless driving, was left to drown. . .”

https://amgreatness.com/2017/12/04/is-a-presidents-character-his-presidencys-destiny/

JERUSALEM:

Reuters: “Turkey says declaring Jerusalem Israel’s capital will start ‘fire with no end in sight’”

“‘Declaring Jerusalem a capital is disregarding history and the truths in the region, it is a big injustice/cruelty, shortsightedness, foolishness/madness, it is plunging the region and the world into a fire with no end in sight,’ Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Twitter.

‘I call on everyone to act logically, respect the agreements they signed and behave reasonably, avoid risking world peace for domestic politics or other reasons,’ he said.

“U.S. officials have said President Donald Trump is likely to give a speech on Wednesday unilaterally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that would break with decades of U.S. policy. . .”

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-usa-turkey/turkey-says-declaring-jerusalem-israels-capital-will-start-fire-with-no-end-in-sight-idUSKBN1E00YW?il=0

JOSEF FEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE, AP: “Warnings intensify as Trump readies Jerusalem declaration”

“JERUSALEM (AP) — America’s friends and foes unleashed fierce criticism on Wednesday ahead of President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

While Israel welcomed the news, Palestinian officials declared the Mideast peace process “finished” and Turkey announced it would host a meeting of Islamic nations next week to give Muslim countries’ leaders an opportunity to coordinate a response. The Arab League scheduled an emergency meeting on Saturday.

“The harsh global reaction cast questions about the feasibility of a brewing U.S. peace plan that is expected to be presented by the White House in the near future.

“The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state and fear that Trump’s declaration essentially imposes on them a disastrous solution for one of the core issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. . .”

https://apnews.com/4e658c25450a460c80d4f2d9ac38a632/Warnings-intensify-as-Trump-readies-Jerusalem-declaration

Drudge Links 12-06-17

US to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, will move embassy there…
Could take ‘four years’ to complete…
Pope defends ‘status quo’…
Palestinians burn images of Trump… 
President’s BIG Gamble…

TRUMP:

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “More Anti-Trump Messages Reportedly Sent by Members of Mueller’s Team: “A Lot More Is Going to Come Out”

“Days after it emerged that former Special Counsel investigator Peter Strzok was fired from Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia probe in August for sending anti-Trump text messages to his mistress while the two were working together on the Clinton email investigation, Sara Carter of Circa told a Fox News panel that there are more anti-Trump messages sent by Mueller’s team floating around.

“Carter previously emerged as one of the handful of people to review documents obtained by an undercover FBI informantembedded in the Russian uranium industry. Appearing on Hannity’s show Monday night, Carter was asked about rumors of more anti-Trump sentiment expressed by Mueller’s team:

‘Sean Hannity: I’m hearing rumors all over the place Sara Carter that there are other anti-Trump text-emails out there. And we know about them.

‘Sara Carter: I think you’re hearing correctly Sean and I think a lot more is going to come out. In fact, I know a lot more is going to come out based on the sources I’ve spoken to.”

Tangentially, it has been widely reported that Mueller’s special counsel is stacked with investigators who have donated to Obama, Clinton or other Democrat causes. As Jessica McBride reported in Heavy

– Andrew Weissmann: Weissmann is a Barack Obama and Democratic campaign donor, according to federal records. “Weissmann, who led the Enron investigation, previously gave $2,300 to Obama’s first presidential campaign in 2008 and $2,000 to the Democratic National Committee in 2006

–  Jeannie Rhee: donated $5,400 to Hillary Clinton in 2015 and 2016, according to FEC records. The records show she gave $2,500 each to Obama for America and Obama Victory Fund 2012 in –

– 2011Andrew Goldstein: According to Fox News, “Goldstein contributed a combined $3,300 to Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012”

– Greg Andres: FEC records show that Andres has donated at least $2,700 to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

– James Quarles: Donated thousands of dollars to the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. He has also donated money recently to other Democrats, including Friends of Chuck Schumer and two other Democrats. He has a lengthy donation history dating back years. He did donate to two Republicans over the years, however.

– Elizabeth Prelogar: A former law clerk to Justics Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagen, gave $250 to Hillary Clinton in 2016, according to FEC records. She also gave $500 total to Obama for America and the Obama Victory Fund 2012.

– Brandon Van Grack: gave small amounts to ActBlue, an effort to raise money for Democrats, and to a Democratic candidate for Congress in 2012. In 2008, he gave about $286 to Barack Obama.

– Rush Atkinson: donated $200 to Clinton’s campaign in 2016.

– Kyle Freeny: In 2012, Freeny gave $300 to Obama. In 2008, Freeny also gave $250 to Obama, FEC records show.

To review: veteran FBI agent Peter Strzok, working under James Comey, headed up both the Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russia probe before Mueller’s special counsel was created to take the reigns. Strzok – who was responsible for changing the FBI’s opinion of Clinton’s mishandling of classified info from ‘grossly negligent’ to ‘extremely careless,’ – had an extramarital affair with FBI lawyer Lisa Page while the two were working on the Clinton “matter.” During the investigation, Strzok sent Page anti-Trump / pro-Clinton text messages, which resulted in the dismissal of both Strzok and Page from Mueller’s Trump-Russia probe. Strzok now works in the FBI’s HR department.. .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-05/more-anti-trump-messages-reportedly-sent-members-muellers-team-lot-more-going-come-o

WSJ: “Mueller’s Credibility Problem”

“The special counsel is stonewalling Congress and protecting the FBI.

“Donald Trump is his own worst enemy, as his many ill-advised tweets on the weekend about Michael Flynn, the FBI and Robert Mueller’s Russia probe demonstrate. But that doesn’t mean that Mr. Mueller and the Federal Bureau of Investigation deserve a pass about their motives and methods, as new information raises troubling questions.

“The Washington Post and the New York Times reported Saturday that a lead FBI investigator on the Mueller probe, Peter Strzok, was demoted this summer after it was discovered he’d sent anti- Trump texts to a mistress. As troubling, Mr. Mueller and the Justice Department kept this information from House investigators, despite Intelligence Committee subpoenas that would have exposed those texts. They also refused to answer questions about Mr. Strzok’s dismissal and refused to make him available for an interview.

The news about Mr. Strzok leaked only when the Justice Department concluded it couldn’t hold out any longer, and the stories were full of spin that praised Mr. Mueller for acting ‘swiftly’ to remove the agent. Only after these stories ran did Justice agree on Saturday to make Mr. Strzok available to the House.

“This is all the more notable because Mr. Strzok was a chief lieutenant to former FBI Director James Comey and played a lead role investigating alleged coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. Mr. Mueller then gave him a top role in his special-counsel probe. And before all this Mr. Strzok led the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails and sat in on the interview she gave to the FBI shortly before Mr. Comey publicly exonerated her in violation of Justice Department practice.

“Oh, and the woman with whom he supposedly exchanged anti-Trump texts, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, worked for both Mr. Mueller and deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, who was accused of a conflict of interest in the Clinton probe when it came out that Clinton allies had donated to the political campaign of Mr. McCabe’s wife. The texts haven’t been publicly released, but it’s fair to assume their anti-Trump bias must be clear for Mr. Mueller to reassign such a senior agent.

“There is no justification for withholding all of this from Congress, which is also investigating Russian influence and has constitutional oversight authority. . .”

https://apnews.com/b8244def36484dfb93fd958962b7d649/Supreme-Court-allows-full-enforcement-of-Trump-travel-ban

Dan Riehl, Breitbart: “Hannity: The GOP ‘Is a Dead Party’– Morally Corrupt, Weak, Ineffective, Vision-less with No Identity”

Hat Tip InfoWars

“Fox News and nationally syndicated radio host Sean Hannity joined Breitbart News Tonight Special Edition host Stephen K. Bannon on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel on Monday evening.

“Asked to discuss the establishment’s ‘nullification process’ to undermine the Trump presidency, Hannity said, ‘I think the only way to stop it is all of us and all of the people that mobilized in 2016 to get back, organized, fighting every day.’

“He went on to speak about the corruption of the ‘deep state,’ which he defined as those people within the government, a sort of shadow government within the government that have been leaking,’ as in the case of General Flynn. ‘They destroyed this man’s life,’ said Hannity.

“Hannity went through the various connections between all the players behind the scenes that have worked together to try to undermine the Trump presidency. ‘What we’ve now done is criminalize political differences,’ he said, calling it ‘a silent coup.’ .  . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2017/12/04/hannity-the-gop-is-a-dead-party-morally-corrupt-weak-ineffective-vision-less-with-no-identity/

Laura Ingraham, Breitbart: “Ingraham: Pro-Hillary Investigators in Mueller Probe Unacceptable, Disgusting and Unfair”

“Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” host Laura Ingraham chided special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election for enlisting an apparent anti-Donald Trump investigator.

Ingraham called it ‘unacceptable,’ ‘disgusting’ and ‘unfair’ that backers of Trump’s 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton were parts of this investigation. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/12/05/ingraham-pro-hillary-investigators-mueller-probe-unacceptable-disgusting-unfair/

Drudge Links 12-05-17

MUELLER SUBPOENAS TRUMP DEUTSCHE BANK RECORDS… 
LOANED MILLIONS FOR REAL ESTATE VENTURES…
TRUMP LAWYER: PRESIDENT CANNOT OBSTRUCT JUSTICE…
Sessions argued presidents CAN during Clinton trial…
DISMISSED FBI AGENT OVERSAW FLYNN, HUMA INTERVIEWS?
More On Team Sent Anti-Trump Messages?
GOP preps contempt resolution for top officials…
WSJ: MUELLER CREDIBILITY PROBLEM…
PENCE STAYS CLEAR…
Legal Team Preparing For Imminent Charge?
‘MORNING JOE’: ‘Going to Jail for Rest of Lives’…
MAG: It’s an Impeachment Investigation…

MOORE:

 RICHARD FAUSSETALAN BLINDER and JONATHAN MARTIN, NYT: “Roy Moore Gets Trump Endorsement and R.N.C. Funding for Senate Race”

“AUBURN, Ala. — President Trump on Monday strongly endorsed Roy S. Moore, the Republican nominee for a United States Senate seat here, prompting the Republican National Committee to restore its support for a candidate accused of sexual misconduct against teenage girls.

“Mr. Trump’s endorsement strengthened what had been his subdued, if symbolically significant, embrace of Mr. Moore’s campaign. At Mr. Trump’s direct urging, and to the surprise of some Republican Party officials, the national committee, which severed ties to Mr. Moore weeks ago, opened a financial spigot that could help Mr. Moore with voter turnout in the contest’s closing days.

“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Mr. Trump posted on Twitter on Monday, before he formally endorsed Mr. Moore during a telephone call. “We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/us/politics/roy-moore-donald-trump.html

HEALTH CARE:

Kate Sheridan, Newsweek: “TYPE 2 DIABETES REVERSED WITH WEIGHT LOSS: SUPER LOW-CALORIE DIET MAY CURE THE DISEASE”

Hat Tip: Michael Savage

“. . . A study published in The Lancet on Tuesday chronicles a remarkable change in the health of its participants. One of the findings—that a calorie-restricted diet leads to weight loss—is hardly groundbreaking. But the effect that losing weight had on diabetes was dramatic. For nearly half of the people on the diet (86 percent of the 36 people lost more than 30 pounds), their diabetes appeared to be gone a year later.

The technical term the authors used was ‘remission.’ That term indicates that the levels of red blood cells connected to sugar molecules had fallen below a certain limit even without medication. That limit, often used as a shorthand to diagnose diabetes, is known as HbA1c. It’s an indicator of average long-term blood sugar levels and may also be related to the risk of developing complications from diabetes. . .”

http://www.newsweek.com/type-2-diabetes-reversed-weight-loss-how-super-low-calorie-diet-may-cure-735604

Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

“Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

“The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

LEAD:

Mark Sherman, AP: “Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban“

“WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.

“This is not a final ruling on the travel ban: Challenges to the policy are winding through the federal courts, and the justices themselves ultimately are expected to rule on its legality.

“But the action indicates that the high court might eventually approve the latest version of the ban, announced by President Donald Trump in September. Lower courts have continued to find problems with the policy. . .”

https://apnews.com/b8244def36484dfb93fd958962b7d649/Supreme-Court-allows-full-enforcement-of-Trump-travel-ban

RECOMMENDED:

Sean Hannity: “Let There Be Light” Theater list at http://www.hannity.com/

Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com

MARK LEVIN (12-05-17)

“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, We are now seeing Robert Mueller, his staff and his investigation unravel more and more. First with the revelations of Peter Strzok and his anti-Trump texts. Strzok also threw the Hillary Clinton investigation and was in part responsible for opening up the Russia collusion investigation. Mueller and Strzok are undermining the credibility of law enforcement across the nation. Then we have Andrew Weissman who was general counsel to Mueller when he was FBI Director and was close to James Comey. Weissman has praised Sally Yates for defying a lawful executive immigration order by President Trump and maxed out on his donations to the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns. The President is up against this out of control investigation team.

“After that, Bloomberg is reporting that Mueller has subpoenaed Trump’s Deutsche Bank records, yet Sarah Huckabee Sanders is saying this is not true. Whether it is true or not, what are Mueller’s intentions and under what authority is he able to subpoena these records?

“Later, Trump is poised to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel. Democrats and Republicans in the Oval office have done a fan dance for decades where they have pretended Jerusalem is not capital for decades. This is historic and will be remembered in the Middle East for centuries to come. When North Korea, Iran, and Venezuela tell us what their capitols are, we believe them. Why have we been afraid of the PLO or Hamas all these years?

“Finally, you have to conclude that Trump is the most conservative president since Ronald Reagan. He would like to build up the military and, would like to repeal Obamacare but the Democrats and some Republicans are blocking him. Trump is also trying to undo what Obama did with federal lands. He is doing the right thing, because he concludes that the principled, constitutional, and capitalist way is the right way.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/12/05/december-5-2017/

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Dead Cats: ByeByeOCare, 12/04/17, (28)39, James Brody

McCarthy – Obstruction investigation; Dershowitz – Flynn’s lie; York – Nunes exploded; Drudge Links 12-04-17.

SLEEZE: Klein – Soros finds Alabama; Long & Balsamo – Sex cases.

HEALTH CARE: Sullivan – Senate GOP repealed OCare; Hannity – Josh Umber sites.

TAXES: Fram, Gordon, & Ohlemacher – Tax bill cleared Senate.

LEADS: Holloway – War prep; Durden – DJT meets in secret; Simon – Steinle decision; Lopez – Leaving California.

RECOMMENDED: Hannity – Theater lists; Convention of States; Mark Levin (12-01-17)

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: It Is Now an Obstruction Investigation

“Which means that it’s an impeachment investigation.

“ The smoke is clearing from an explosive Mueller investigation weekend of charges, chattering, and tweets. Before the next aftershock, it might be helpful to make three points about where things stand. In ascending order of importance, they are:

  • There is a great deal of misinformation in the commentariat about how prosecutors build cases.
  • For all practical purposes, the collusion probe is over. While the “counterintelligence” cover will continue to be exploited so that no jurisdictional limits are placed on Special Counsel Robert Mueller, this is now an obstruction investigation.
  • That means it is, as it has always been, an impeachment investigation.
    “Building a Case

“Many analysts are under the misimpression that it is typical for federal prosecutors to accept guilty pleas on minor charges in exchange for cooperation that helps build a case on major charges. From this flawed premise, they reason that Mueller is methodically constructing a major case on Trump by accepting minor guilty pleas from Michael Flynn and George Papadopoulos for making false statements, and by indicting Paul Manafort and an associate on charges that have nothing to do with Trump or the 2016 election.

“That is simply not how it works, strategically or legally.

“As I’ve tried to explain a few times now (see here and here) if a prosecutor has an accomplice cooperator who gives the government incriminating information about the major scheme under investigation, he pressures the accomplice to plead guilty to the major scheme, not to an ancillary process crime — and particularly not to false-statements charges.

“Strategically, and for public-relations purposes (which are not inconsequential in a high-profile corruption investigation, just ask Ken Starr), a guilty plea to the major scheme under investigation proves that the major scheme really happened — here, some kind of criminal collusion (i.e., conspiracy) in Russia’s espionage operation against the 2016 election. The guilty-plea allocution, in which the accomplice explains to the court what he and others did to carry out the scheme, puts enormous pressure on other accomplices to come forward and cooperate. In a political corruption case, it can drive public officials out of office. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454311/mueller-strategy-obstruction-justice-investigation-leading-impeachment

Alan Dershowitz, The Hill: “Why did Flynn lie and why did Mueller charge him with lying?”

“The charge to which retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty may tell us a great deal about the Robert Mueller investigation.

“The first question is, why did Flynn lie? People who lie to the FBI generally do so because, if they told the truth, they would be admitting to a crime. But the two conversations that Flynn falsely denied having were not criminal. He may have believed they were criminal but, if he did, he was wrong.

“. . . Some left-wing pundits, who know better, are trotting out the Logan Act, which, if it were the law, would prohibit private citizens (including presidents-elect) from negotiating with foreign governments. But this anachronistic law hasn’t been used for more than 200 years. Under the principle of desuetude — a legal doctrine that prohibits the selective resurrection of a statute that has not been used for many decades — it is dead-letter. Moreover, the Logan Act is unconstitutional insofar as it prohibits the exercise of free speech.

“If it were good law, former Presidents Reagan and Carter would have been prosecuted: Reagan for negotiating with Iran’s ayatollahs when he was president-elect, to delay releasing the American hostages until he was sworn in; Carter for advising Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to reject former President Clinton’s peace offer in 2000-2001. Moreover, Jesse Jackson, Jane Fonda, Dennis Rodman and others who have negotiated with North Korea and other rogue regimes would have gone to prison.

“So there was nothing criminal about Flynn’s request of Kislyak, even if he were instructed to do so by higher-ups in the Trump transition team. . .”

http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/362948-why-did-flynn-lie-and-why-did-mueller-charge-him-with-lying

Byron York, DC Examiner: “Byron York: Nunes blows up, threatens contempt after FBI stonewalls House on Russia investigator demoted for anti-Trump bias”

“. . . Well, yes. It will be of concern to Trump’s defenders, and to defenders of fair investigations generally, that such an important figure in both the Clinton and Trump probes privately expressed bias. It will be important for investigators — and the public — to see Strzok’s and Page’s texts to assess the extent of the problem. But in any event, Nunes is extremely unhappy — not only with the revelation of bias but with the FBI’s resistance.

“By hiding from Congress, and from the American people, documented political bias by a key FBI head investigator for both the Russia collusion probe and the Clinton email investigation, the FBI and DOJ engaged in a willful attempt to thwart Congress’ constitutional oversight responsibility,” Nunes said in a statement Saturday afternoon. ‘This is part of a months-long pattern by the DOJ and FBI of stonewalling and obstructing this committee’s oversight work, particularly oversight of their use of the Steele dossier. At this point, these agencies should be investigating themselves.’

To add insult to injury, at just the moment the leaked stories appeared, the Justice Department out of the blue notified Nunes that it would meet some of the committee’s demands for information that it had been refusing for months. That didn’t make the chairman happy, either.

“The DOJ has now expressed — on a Saturday, just hours after the press reports on Strzok’s dismissal appeared — a sudden willingness to comply with some of the committee’s long-standing demands,” Nunes said in the statement. “This attempted 11th-hour accommodation is neither credible nor believable, and in fact is yet another example of the DOJ’s disingenuousness and obstruction.”

“To add insult to injury, at just the moment the leaked stories appeared, the Justice Department out of the blue notified Nunes that it would meet some of the committee’s demands for information that it had been refusing for months. That didn’t make the chairman happy, either.

“The DOJ has now expressed — on a Saturday, just hours after the press reports on Strzok’s dismissal appeared — a sudden willingness to comply with some of the committee’s long-standing demands,” Nunes said in the statement. “This attempted 11th-hour accommodation is neither credible nor believable, and in fact is yet another example of the DOJ’s disingenuousness and obstruction.”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-nunes-blows-up-threatens-contempt-after-fbi-stonewalls-house-on-russia-investigator-demoted-for-anti-trump-bias/article/2642387

Drudge Links 12-04-17

REVEALED: TRUMP HATER ON MUELLER TEAM…
Special Counsel Removes Top Aide After Texts…
*Role in Clinton email investigation under review…
Pattern Of Bias On Team…
Flynn wear wire?
Inside secretive nerve center of investigation…
Papadopoulos’ late night with FBI…
YORK: Obama Team Used ‘Logan Act’ To Entangle Trump On Day 1…
House Republicans Prepare Contempt Action Against FBI, DOJ…
Feinstein says ‘obstruction of justice’ against Trump is building…
FBI agents, Comey fire back at president… 

SLEEZE:

Aaron Klein, Breitbart: “Soros Army in Alabama to Register Convicted Felons to Vote against Roy Moore”

Hat Tip – InfoWars

“Birmingham, ALABAMA — An organization partnered with a George Soros-financed group and led by a radical leftist who is the half-brother of the infamous controversial Rev. Al Sharpton has been diligently working over the past few weeks to register convicted felons across Alabama.

“The aim of the effort has been to get as many felons as possible on the roster before last Monday, the deadline to register in order to vote in Alabama’s Dec. 12 senate special election that pits Republican Roy Moore against Democratic challenger Doug Jones.  The man spearheading the campaign has stated outright that his effort is meant to ensure a Democratic victory in Alabama.

“The thousands of felons reportedly newly registered over the past few weeks were most likely not included in any recent polling on the Alabama senate race put out by major firms.  . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/03/soros-army-alabama-register-convicted-felons-vote-roy-moore/

Colleen Long & Michael Balsamo, Yahoo: “Los Angeles, NYC, London chase growing mass of sex cases”

CTE????

“LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in London, Los Angeles and New York are working to untangle an ever-growing mass of sexual assault and harassment complaints against powerful men, creating challenges even for big cities used to handling celebrities.

Most of the cases stem from claims against media mogul Harvey Weinstein — but authorities say they’ve also taken complaints made against other men in power.

“It’s an international phenomenon,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said when asked about investigations into Weinstein. “These ladies were sexually assaulted, harassed, and they acquired psychological damage, so we have to move very cautiously with anyone who comes in — and that’s what we’re doing.”

Unlike cases involving everyday people, pressure from the media and high-powered attorneys create added problems for investigators, and many of the recent allegations date back years, sometimes passing the statute of limitations.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/los-angeles-nyc-london-chase-growing-mass-sex-172837576.html

HEALTH CARE:

Peter Sullivan, The Hill: Senate GOP repeals ObamaCare mandate”

“Senate Republicans have approved the repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate as part of their tax-cut bill, a major step toward ending an unpopular part of the health-care law.

“Families ought to be able to make decisions about what they want to buy and what works for them — not the government,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said, hailing the accomplishment.

“I believe if people don’t want to buy the ObamaCare insurance, they shouldn’t have to pay a tax penalty to the IRS.

“The Senate tax bill must still be reconciled with House legislation that does not include the mandate’s repeal. But that is unlikely to be a major issue, given support in the GOP conference for repealing the mandate.

“No Democrats in either chamber voted for the GOP tax bills. . .”

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/362838-senate-gop-repeals-obamacare-mandate

Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

“Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

“The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

TAXES:

ALAN FRAM, MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, AP: “Tax bill clears Senate in big boost for Trump, GOP”

“WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his first major legislative triumph after months of false starts and frustration on other fronts.

“Just what the country needs to get growing again,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in an interview after a final burst of negotiation closed in on a nearly $1.5 trillion package that impacts the breadth of American society.

“He shrugged off polls finding scant public enthusiasm for the measure, saying the legislation would prove its worth. “Big bills are rarely popular,” he said. “You remember how unpopular ‘Obamacare’ was when it passed?”

“Trump on Saturday tweeted his thanks to Senate and House Republicans as they now begin trying to reconcile differences in legislation passed by both chambers, a behind-closed-doors process that is expected to move swiftly. Trump is aiming to sign the tax package into law before Christmas. “Biggest Tax Bill and Tax Cuts in history just passed in the Senate,” he tweeted inaccurately. The overhaul is significant but far from the largest.

Presiding over the Senate, Vice President Mike Pence announced the 51-49 vote to applause from Republicans. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., was the only lawmaker to cross party lines, joining the Democrats in opposition. The measure focuses its tax reductions on businesses and higher-earning individuals, gives more modest breaks to others and offers the boldest rewrite of the nation’s tax system since 1986. . .”

https://apnews.com/6a409d3266be46dcaa2f1267fd947a12/Senate-OKs-tax-bill-as-Trump,-GOP-near-big-legislative-win

LEADS:

Henry Holloway, UK Daily Star: “US orders 16,000 troops and 230 jets to get ready for WAR with North Korea TODAY”

“Vigilant Ace – a massive joint war games – kicks off today as the US and South Korea rehearse for battle with Pyongyang.

“Hundreds of aircraft and thousands of soldiers and airmen are taking part in the drill, which is one of the biggest ever of its kind.

“US and South Korean forces will be rehearsing for a full-scale war with North Korea.

Nuclear fears have reignited as Kim fired his latest missile last week – his biggest and most powerful yet, the Hwasong-15.

“And there now fears Kim could be readying the dreaded Juche Bird, his most shocking weapons test to date. . .”

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/664240/North-Korea-War-US-Kim-Jong-un-Donald-Trump-Bombers-Fighters-F-22-F-35-Vigilant-Ace-Nuke

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Trump Holding Secret Evening Meetings with Aides to Evade Kelly’s West Wing Clampdown”

“”Stop Bickering, Get in Early, Make an Appointment” – in the five months since John Kelly took the helm as Trump’s Chief of Staff, the former marine has reportedly turned the West Wing from a free-for-all of division and disorganization into a well oiled machine.  

“Mountains of unchecked paperwork no longer cross the Resolute Desk. Gone is the ability for aides and associates to simply swing by the Oval Office and have a chat with President Trump – including his own son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka who began reporting directly to Kelly. Senior staff meetings which once began at nearly 9 a.m. were moved to 8 a.m. in the Roosevelt Room – in sharp contrast to the wandering discussions held by Kelly’s predecessor, Reince Priebus – often with the TV blaring in the background of his office.

“Moreover, Kelly has instructed staff not to simply patch calls through to President Trump from friends outside the White House who wanted to chat about current events – instead requiring that they make appointments. Indeed, it appears that Kelly’s clampdown on the Trump White House have turned it into an efficient, streamlined, militaristic operation… “

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-04/trump-holding-secret-evening-meetings-aides-evade-kellys-west-wing-clampdown

Roger Simon, PJMedia: “The Unintended Consequences of the Steinle Decision”

“When Defense Attorney Matt Gonzalez and Public Defender Jeff Adachi chose to make the exoneration of their client Jose Ines Garcia Zarate in the death of Kate Steinle an opportunity to attack the president, vice president and attorney general, my immediate thought was these two young lawyers are fools. They should learn when to keep their mouths shut.

“But no matter — because the real villains in the Kate Steinle story are the San Francisco politicians who made the rules that prevented ICE from removing the already five-time deported criminal Zarate from the country.

“These SF pols already had Kate’s murder forever on their consciences, what they have of them anyway. Now they will also have to deal with the growing disgust of the American public and an administration that loathes these politicians, backed up by a Supreme Court that will ultimately be on the side of that administration for most actions it might take.

“So the appalling Steinle decision will have unintended consequences that I will now predict:

  • Attorney General Sessions, with the firm backing of the president, will redouble his efforts to do away with sanctuary cities both financially and legally.  It may take some time, but the days of these sanctuaries are over.
  • ICE will be set free to do its work. (It already has been, but even more so now with fewer complaints.)
  • The border wall will be built, at least a good part of it, and Trump will find it far easier to get his way with border security.  The Dreamers will remain, but the public will back Trump on further security measures that will be enacted. Those measures will be stronger than hitherto predicted.
  • Fewer people will “leave their hearts in San Francisco.”  Many Californians have already left the state, but some who have been on the fence about decamping will get off that fence and finally leave.
  • Although I’m probably overly optimistic here, fewer people will use the noxious euphemism “undocumented” (Well, maybe a dozen or so.  Or perhaps Zerate should have a document of his own that says “I’m a bloodthirsty killer. Set me free!”)
  • If all this — or even a decent part — happens, it will be a fitting memorial to Kate and, one hopes, some solace to her family.

https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/unintended-consequences-steinle-decision/

Steve Lopez, LA Times: They’re leaving California for Las Vegas to find the middle-class life that eluded them”

“The rent steals so much of your paycheck, you might have to move back in with your parents, and half your life is spent staring at the rear end of the car in front of you.

You’d like to think it will get better, but when? All around you, young and old alike are saying goodbye to California. . .

Solid recent data is hard to come by, but 2016 census figures showed an uptick in the number of people who fled Los Angeles and Orange counties for less expensive California locales, or they left the state altogether.

“If housing costs continue to rise, we should expect to see more people leaving high-cost areas,” said Jed Kolko, an economist with UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation.

Las Vegas is one of the most popular destinations for those who leave California. It’s close, it’s a job center, and the cost of living is much cheaper, with plenty of brand-new houses going for between $200,000 and $300,000. . .”

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-lopez-vegas-transplants-20171203-story.html

RECOMMENDED:

Sean Hannity: “Let There Be Light” Theater list at http://www.hannity.com/

Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com

MARK LEVIN (12-01-17)

“On Friday’s Mark Levin Show, Robert Mueller today has proven once again that he’s running a Mickey Mouse investigation. The point of the special council was to uncover collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia but instead we’ve had everything but collusion, the latest being Michael Flynn pleading guilty to 1 count of giving a false statement to the FBI. There’s nothing criminal or illegal about an incoming administration contacting foreign governments, so it doesn’t matter who told Flynn to contact Russia. This does not affect President Trump in any way, yet the media will go on and on about how this is the beginning of the end of the Trump administration. Mueller has demonstrated repeatedly that he has no collusion case against anyone.

“Meanwhile, sexual predators in Congress and the media are thrilled over Flynn’s plea agreement because they’re out of the news right now. They’re not just sexual predators; they’re predators of the truth.

“Also, the Republican tax plan is a disaster. Republicans are cheering for the enshrinement of the progressive agenda and will be happy just to have a victory. Nobody should have their taxes increased when we have a Republican controlled House, Senate, and Presidency.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/12/01/december-1-2017/

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Dead Cats: $/Sex, 12/01/17, (28)38, James Brody

SLEEZE: Brody – Making a living; Charen – Bag feminism.

HEALTH CARE: Durden – Conway to staunch opoids; Hannity – Josh Umber sites.

TAXES: Pramuk – Mac said yes; Limbaugh – Trump triumphs.

LEADS: Mason – Haley promises ash heaps; Lowry – Greater than he tweets; O’Donoghue – Dinosaur eggs,

THE WALL: Zarate not guilty; Coulter – Wall off California.

RECOMMENDED: Hannity – Theater list s; Convention of States; Mark Levin (11-30-17)

SLEEZE:

James Brody: Making a Living

The evolutionists – Matt Ridley (1994) and David Buss (1994) – remind us that the first contract between a man and woman was the exchange of food for sex. And successful warriors and farmers could support more women than the men who failed warfare, farming, or business. Harems followed in close proximity to heroes and organizers.

Not much has changed in 40,000 years except that prices – whether at media hubs,, Congress, or porn sites – are lower. The traditional course is for the man who gets sex to pay her! Congress has an institution that does exactly that. And one solution for media alphas is for them to personally compensate the offended female . . . firings and resignations solve one problem – the grievance by an offended woman – but create a second one., that of losing executive talent.

Every lost executive, politician, or general might be the one person that our nation required in order to save its political ass.  Recommendation: Take his money but not his responsibilities . . .

Mona Charen, NRO: “Is Feminism the Answer to Sexual Harassment?”

“Professional feminists helped midwife the loose sexual culture we have today.

“So the friendly morning host with the warm smile was a serial sexual predator? He had a secret lock installed on his office door operated by a button under his desk, like a Bond villain? The NPR guy was a Prairie Home wrecker? Next you’ll tell us that that nice Bill O’Reilly is a creep. Never mind about that last one, he never even seemed nice.
“One popular response to the daily casualty toll of harassers is to suggest that we should all embrace the feminist explanation of male/female relations. That boils down to ‘believe all women’ because women don’t lie about these things. It’s hard to imagine a flimsier philosophy.

“As the New York Times’s Bari Weiss observed, this fetishizes women as ‘Truth personified,’ which cannot withstand a second’s scrutiny. Of course women lie about these things. The Duke lacrosse team was falsely accused of rape, as was a University of Virginia fraternity. Remember the Scottsboro Boys? And a woman working for the ironically named Project Veritas attempted to sting the Washington Post by spinning a false tale about Roy Moore (in hopes of discrediting the Post and Moore’s truthful accusers).
“Women are often victims, but they are not angels. Yes, powerful men abuse their positions to get sex. But any serious reckoning with sexual misbehavior has to take account of the women who use their sexuality to gain advantage too. Just as everyone knows men who’ve harassed, they also know women who’ve slept their way to the top.
“There are other reasons that feminism provides no safe harbor for those wishing to find the moral high ground on questions of sexual propriety. Feminists damaged their credibility by rallying around Bill Clinton – a partisan taint that persists, as we’ve seen with Nancy Pelosi’s late and grudging condemnation of John Conyers. Feminists cannot pose as impartial champions of women if they’re only moved by the plight of those victimized by Republicans. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454232/sexual-harassment-feminism-how-sexual-liberation-brought-us-here

Drudge Links 12-01-17

LAUER SORRY…
Shifting statements draw scrutiny…
Execs received complaint LONG before fired…
VIEIRA FOUND ‘HUGE BAG OF SEX TOYS’…
ZUCKER: ‘I Didn’t Know This Matt’…
Andy Lack faces more questions about network in crisis…
PAPER: LAUER SEEKING $30M PAYOUT…
VICE fires three employees…

HEALTH CARE:

Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge: “Kellyanne Conway Will Be White House Opioid Czar”

“President Trump is finally acquiescing to his opioid commission’s recommendation that he swiftly appoint an “opioid czar” to coordinate the federal government’s response to the rapidly worsening opioid epidemic.

“And his pick is: Former campaign manager and West Wing strategist Kellyanne Conway, according to Buzzfeed. The pick is significant: Thanks to her frequent television appearances both now and during the campaign, Conway is one of the administration’s most visible figures. Tom Marino, Trump’s previous nominee for the position, withdrew after it was revealed he pushed for a bill that made it harder for law enforcement to crack down on opioid drug manufacturers.

“As many are already aware, drug-overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, driven primarily by opioids, particularly powerful synthetic opioid drugs that have tainted the US heroin supply and have led to an unprecedented number of accidental overdoses. Last year alone, it’s estimated that 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses.

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Conway would be coordinating the opioid response effort from the White House. Of course, the position of director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, another agency that would presumably be heavily involved in the administration’s response, remains vacant since Marino withdrew his name from consideration. . .”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-29/kellyanne-conway-will-be-white-house-opioid-czar

Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

“Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.

“The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,).  Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC.  Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded!  I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

TAXES:

Jacob Pramuk, CNBC: “Sen. John McCain will support tax bill, boosting its chances of passing”

– Sen. John McCain will back the Senate Republican tax bill.

– McCain was one of the last remaining GOP holdouts on the bill.

– His stance boosts the Senate’s chances of approving the legislation by Friday.

“’After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to support the Senate tax reform bill,’ McCain said in a statement Thursday. ‘I believe this legislation, though far from perfect, would enhance American competitiveness, boost the economy, and provide long overdue tax relief for middle class families.’

“McCain’s stance, as well as an expected ‘yes’ vote from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, leaves few GOP senators undecided. Republican leaders are tweaking the bill to ease concerns by other skeptical senators, including Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; James Lankford, R-Okla.; Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Steve Daines, R-Mont. . .”

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/30/mccain-will-support-senate-tax-bill-boosting-chances-of-passage.html

Rushbo: Trump’s Agenda Triumphs as the Opposition Implodes and Calls Him Delusional”

“ So looking at why, did you hear what the New York Times did yesterday? Everybody is trying to figure out, okay, McCain and Flake have got nothing to lose here. I mean, if McCain and Flake want to hammer Trump it would be easy to vote “no” on this thing and head off into the sunset of Arizona and be at peace with themselves. If they really hate Trump and want to sabotage Trump it’d be easy to say, “No, can’t vote for it.”

“But they’re both gonna vote for it. Flake not running again, McCain not running again. So what explains this? Well, the optimal answer to that is that these guys have finally seen the light after a year and gotten on board the Trump agenda, but that’s a bit much to believe. But look at what — and I don’t know if this a factor, but it may well be because all these people in the establishment turn to and look at the New York Times. And do you know what they did?

“The New York Times basically turned to Twitter and became a bunch of political activists. The New York Times editorial board tweeted all over the place yesterday the names and phone numbers of Republican senators that voters should call and tell them to vote “no” on the Republican tax bill. All day yesterday the New York Times opinion page was sending out tweets that seemed to be from a campaign headquarters. They’re not just telling people what’s wrong with the tax bill. They’re urging people to call. . .”

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/11/30/trumps-agenda-triumphs-as-the-opposition-implodes-and-calls-him-delusional/

LEADS:

Ian Mason, BigGovt: “Nikki Haley: ‘If War Comes, the North Korean Regime Will be Utterly Destroyed’”

“The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting Wednesday following North Korea’s latest missile test in which South Korea and the United States warned the Kim regime to step back from the brink.

“The dictator of North Korea made a choice yesterday that brings the world closer to war,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley said at the meeting. “We have never sought war with North Korea, and still today we do not seek it. If war does come, it will be because of continued acts of aggression like we witnessed yesterday. And if war comes, make no mistake, the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed.”

“Haley called on every country to cut ‘all ties’ with North Korea over the launch, calling out those that have refused to do so. ‘The world knows who they are,’ she said in an apparent reference to China, North Korea’s primary sponsor, who she later called out by name as the Kim regime’s main supplier of oil.

“Haley said that President Donald Trump called Chinese President Xi Jinping Wednesday morning, asking him to cut off oil exports to North Korea. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/30/nikki-haley-war-comes-north-korean-regime-will-utterly-destroyed/

Rich Lowry, NY Post: “Trump’s presidency is far better than his Twitter feed

“. . . It’s difficult to exaggerate how mind-blowing these tweets are.

Yet Trump’s presidency operates on a largely separate track than his Twitter feed and his other off-script interjections and pronouncements. His domestic policy is so conventional that it could’ve been cooked up by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell — and, in fact, it was. He’s pursued a largely status quo foreign policy, except more cautious than Barack Obama’s and, especially, George W. Bush’s.

Amid the miasma of manufactured controversies, lurid distractions and conspiracy theories, Trump’s presidency is, as Mark Twain is supposed to have said of Wagner’s music, “better than it sounds.”

https://nypost.com/2017/11/30/trumps-presidency-is-far-better-than-his-twitter-feed/

Rachel O’Donoghue, UK Star: “Jurassic Park? Fossilised prehistoric eggs found with perfectly preserved embryos inside”

“SCIENTISTS have discovered a hoard of 70-million-year-old eggs containing perfectly preserved embryos inside.

David Unwin, a pterosaur expert, said: “I’ve been 35 years in palaeontology and seen a lot of great fossils. But this is certainly one of the three or five most interesting and probably most important specimens I’ve ever seen.

“It’s absolutely astounding.”

“They look like hatchlings except they’re inside an egg.

“In terms of proportions, they look very much like they’re ready to go.”

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/663915/pterosaurs-jurassic-park-dinosaurs-could-live-again

THE WALL:

“During wall construction, when builders hit Arizona, they need to take a dog-leg turn & take it up and around California.”

7:56 PM – Nov 30, 2017 Ann Coulter

CBS SF Bay: “Jury Finds Garcia Zarate Not Guilty In Steinle Murder Trial; Trump Calls Verdict ‘Disgraceful’”

“. . . A spokesperson for the Superior Court of California made the announcement that the jury had reached a verdict shortly after 3 p.m. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., the shocking verdict was announced that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was found not guilty of all charges except for the gun possession charge. . .”

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/11/30/jury-reaches-verdict-in-steinle-murder-trial/

John Binder, Breitbart: “Ann Coulter: Kate Steinle ‘Would Still Be Alive if We Had a Wall’”

HT InfoWars

“Populist conservative columnist and New York Times best-selling author Ann Coulter says 32-year-old Kate Steinle, who was shot and killed by an illegal alien in California, ‘would still be alive if we had a wall’ between the U.S. and Mexico, as President Donald Trump has planned.

“On Thursday, a California jury found seven-time felon and five-time deported illegal alien Jose Garcia Zarate not guilty of murdering 32-year-old Kate Steinle in 2015 in the sanctuary city of San Francisco, Breitbart News reported, despite Zarate’s admission.

“Following the shocking verdict, Ann Coulter took to Twitter to share her disgust with the decision, saying Steinle’s death would have never occurred if a border wall had been constructed decades ago in order to stop illegal immigration in the country. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/30/ann-coulter-kate-steinle-would-still-be-alive-if-we-had-a-wall/

RECOMMENDED:

Sean Hannity: “Let There Be Light” Theater list at http://www.hannity.com/

Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com

MARK LEVIN (11-30-17)

“On Thursday’s Mark Levin show, John Conyers and Al Franken and any others like them should be expelled. How many of you walk around in a robe and take it off when staff walks in? Their apologies are not apologies. They say that they didn’t know that the women took it this way and other rationalizations. We know Holly wood, the media and Congress are sleazy and disgraceful.

“After that, the media are destroying freedom of the press and the First Amendment. It’s because of their outright hatred they have for a President that fights back as previous Presidents did not. They have done enormous damage to the First Amendment, the Constitution, and capitalism. When was the last time CNN did a worthwhile program on the Constitution? It is almost as if the media is in campaign mode or opposition research mode against politicians they don’t like, especially Trump. The mantra is that there is something mentally wrong with Trump, but that is not true. What do people like Joe Scarborough know about mental illness?

“Later, if Republicans like Bob Corker have their way, you are not going to be able to deduct state income or property taxes. Where is the argument that this money belongs to you and that they shouldn’t take away the tax breaks? They should have slashed individual tax rates across the board. Nobody should be seeing their taxes go up. What Ronald Reagan did actually worked and created an endless number of jobs.

“In addition, an illegal alien, Jose Zarate murders Kate Steinle and a jury in San Francisco finds him not guilty. Steinle’s last words, after she was shot were, ‘Help Me Dad.’ Could you imagine being a father losing your daughter in this situation? Zarate had been released from a San Francisco jail 3 months prior to the shooting. Federal law enforcement requested that he be detained for deportation, but San Francisco did not cooperate because it is a sanctuary city.

“Finally, the Trump administration might recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. If Trump goes through with this, it will be historic as no other president has had the guts to do it. Trump is turning out to be the best friend Israel has ever had.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/11/30/november-30-2017/

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