Saturday, January 21, 2017

BOOM: POTUS Signs Executive Order That Could Gut Obamacare's Indivdiual Mandate

By William Teach

One of Mr. Trump’s first acts as President was to sign an order on Obamacare:

(The Hill) President Trump on Friday signed an executive order directing federal agencies to “ease the burden of ObamaCare.”

The order did not direct any specific actions, instead giving broad authority to the Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies to take actions available to them under the law to ease regulatory requirements from ObamaCare.

It pushes agencies to target provisions that impose a “fiscal burden” on a state or a “cost” or “regulatory burden” on individuals or businesses.

It is not clear what practical effects will come from the order.

But, they can guess:

Larwyn's Linx: Trump: If You Thought I Was Kidding, Think Again!

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Nation

Trump: If You Thought I Was Kidding, Think Again!: John Hinderaker
POTUS: ‘Open Your Heart to Patriotism, No Room for Prejudice’: Tammy Bruce
The Winners of 2016: AmInt

America's Long National Nightmare is Finally Over: Daley Gator
Trump trashes the establishment to their faces in inaugural address: W. James Antle III
Hope & Change Comes Eight Years Into the Obama Presidency: Daniel J. Flynn

Senate votes 98-1 to confirm Mattis as Trump's defense secretary: Jacqueline Klimas
Senate confirms John Kelly to lead Trump's DHS in a 88-11 vote: Joel Gehrke
'Mad Dog … is back’: Sec. Mattis gives a shout out to the Intelligence Community: Twitchy

Dear FBI: Please Check These Assassination Threats On POTUS: NoisyRm
What I saw at the anti-Trump riot in DC: Philip Wegmann
LA Officer Killed Execution Style While Helping Injured Woman: PoliceMag

Economy

Trump Signs Obamacare Order Potentially Gutting The Mandate: RWN
Report: Average Obamacare Deductible Will Jump 20% in 2017: Ali Meyer
Trump Pays Complete Stranger’s $1000 Bill Without A Second Thought: RWN

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Why NYT Hid The Numbers For The 'Hottest Year On Record': Robert Tracinski
Trump signs executive order on Obamacare; enacts regulatory freeze: CNN
All References to Climate Change Have Been Deleted From the White House Website: Vice

Media

A New Type of Republican — Jeff Giesea’s Remarks At The #Deploraball: D&P
The Classic First Couple: Treehouse
Bill Gets in Hot Water With Hillary After She Catches Him Staring Lustily at Ivanka: Ralph Retort

MSNBC's Chris Matthews Refers to Trump's Inaugural Address as "Hitlerian": RS
HBO’s Sinatra Documentary Acknowledges JFK’s Racism: Brent Baker
Facebook’s Zuckerberg sues to force land sales: Andrew Gomes

World

U.S. B-2 bombers 30-hour round trip mission to pound Daesh in Libya aircraft : Aviationist
Surprise, Russia’s Anti-Aircraft Missiles in Syria Are Not as Capable as Believed: Guy Plopsky
Man said to steal $1.6M in gold flakes in NYC arrested in Ecuador; had been deported 4 times: Fox

How Trump Could Rerrange the National Security Matrix: John McLaughlin
Obama slams Congress for blocking Guantanamo closure: DailyMail
2016 was the bloodiest in Tijuana's history, with 910 homicides: Fox

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Keefe Report: SIG Sauer Wins U.S. Army XM17 Modular Handgun System (MHS) Contract: American Rifleman
Qualcomm Calls Apple's Claims 'Baseless' in Response to $1 Billion Lawsuit: MacRumors
Best apps for learning a language: Jen Karner

Cornucopia

The Chalice of Magdalene – Is this the Holy Grail?: Ancient Origins
Secret Service Ushers Obamas Safely Out of Washington: Diogenes
Look Who's Back in the Oval Office: BNI

Image: The Classic First Couple
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QOTD: "Donald Trump’s inaugural address was historic. Not because it was good, although it was very good indeed. But because it didn’t give an inch. Trump’s message to the world was: if you thought I wasn’t serious; if you thought I might go native; if you thought the weight of responsibility might force me to accept the conventional wisdom; forget it. I meant every word I’ve been saying for the last two years.

There were very few fancy turns of phrase, and those felt slightly false. For the most part, Trump’s sentences were like sledgehammers. He appealed strongly for unity among the American people, but he didn’t back off from his critique of the Washington establishment, most of which was assembled before him. Washington has enriched itself at the expense of the American people, Trump said, but that will end." --John Hinderaker

Friday, January 20, 2017

Day One

By Daniel Greenfield

In the first days of 2017, Washington D.C. was empty. It was a city holding its breath. Secret Service police officers in balaclavas waited at the White House as a black SUV carrying departing staffers passed. It had not been so long ago that they came into the city as if they owned it and the entire country. Now the same men and women who ran and ruined the lives of millions were scrolling through job postings on their smartphones. They watched Obama speak from faded screens at sports bars and they cried.

They knew it was coming. Day 1.

FULL TEXT: Donald Trump's Powerful Speech That the Left Immediately Labeled Hitlerian or Something

Read the full transcript and do let us fake news-reading, nativist, bitter clingers know where President Trump sounded like a Democrat Socialist, for that is indeed what Adolf Hitler was. Not a right-winger. Not a tea-partier. Not a Constitutionalist. But a Democrat Socialist (as in the National Socialist Democrat -- or Nazi -- Party):

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.

Larwyn's Linx: A Consuming Fear of Small Government

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Nation

A Consuming Fear of Small Government: Noah Rothman
What the Obama years represent about our political order: Bruce Thornton
Dem blockade frustrating Trump team; 'beachhead' units ready to go: Byron York

The Disloyal Opposition: Stuart Schneiderman
And Now The Left’s War On Normal Americans Truly Begins: Kurt Schlichter
Inauguration Day Protests or Tantrums?: Gail Boer

The Day at the DMV: The Z Man
New Border Terror Threat: JW
Trump Gets to DC...: RWN

Brennan, the Russian Dossier and Obama's Grand Political Strategy: Lee Smith
A New Dawn, A New Don: Mark Steyn
Judge From Trump’s SCOTUS List Issues Major 2nd Amendment Ruling: RWN

Economy

Report: Trump Planning Massive Budget Cuts, Federal Downsizing: Mark Hemingway
Oooops! $1.9 Billion Medicaid Error Adds to California's Deficit Woes: Rick Moran
Illinois taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to bail out politicians’ failures: Illinois Policy

Scandal Central

Obama grants 330 commutations on last full day in office: Kelly Cohen
Obama Commutes Life Sentences of Four Mexican Cartel Leaders: Breitbart
Obama sends 3 more Gitmo jihadis to UAE, 1 to Saudi Arabia: Creeping

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Good News: Marxist Terrorist Freed by Obama Wants to Establish Think Tank to Fight Climate Change: JWF
At Last Minute, Obama Flushes $500 Million of Our Money Down “Green Climate Fund”: MB

Media

This is CNN: Assassinating Trump Could Keep Obama Administration in Power: Warner Todd Huston
Open Letter To Those Who Just Don’t Get It Yet: Mitch Berg
CNN Hires Valerie Jarrett’s Daughter To Report On Trump’s Justice Department: Lookout

Up Next … The Supreme Court Can Stop Trump: Dan Phillips
The Obama Era Tarnished the Press: Noah Rothman
Accused Orlando Cop Killer Goes Nuts, Shouts Profanities at Judge: Chris White

The Real Story Of 2016: 538
Fox News’s ratings at 9 p.m. rise after Tucker Carlson replaces Megyn Kelly: Hot Air
4 Recent Examples Show Why No One Trusts Media Coverage Of Trump: Mollie Hemingway

World

My Journey Out of Radical Islam: Ammar Anwer
In Italy: Muslim Art Appreciation: Hugh Fitzgerald
Hyperinflation renders Venezuela a nation of broke millionaires: Fox

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Tesla’s crash rate was reduced by 40% after introduction of Autopilot: Fred Lambert
Designer Babies Dilemma in Sharp Focus With Fast Moving Fertility Tech: Edd Gent
IS turns hobby drones into remote-control bombs: Lisa Vaas

Pentagon plans for 'doomsday' artillery shell to cripple an entire city's electronics revealed: DailyMail

Cornucopia

Psst Obama, this is how it’s done: Twitchy
Pizzagate XVI: Herschel Smith
Turn Out the Lights, Obama’s Party’s Over.: MOTUS

Image: Psst Obama, this is how it’s done
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POTD:

Thursday, January 19, 2017

CENSORSHIP AT THE HILL: Spencer article pulled after pressure from Leftists and Islamists

By Robert Spencer

The Hill published my piece on Lindsay Lohan’s possible conversion to Islam yesterday; you can read it in its entirety here, but you can’t read it at The Hill. It was a minor piece about a minor celebrity, but it caused the foes of freedom major agitation. All day today, Leftists and Islamic supremacists have been tweeting at The Hill, outraged that they published the “racist” “hatemonger” Robert Spencer.

YOUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA: CNN Engages in Assassination Fantasies That Would Keep Obama in Power

By William Teach

During most of George W. Bush’s two terms, there was a constant fantasy about him being assassinated, especially starting around the time of the 2004 general election. Michelle Malkin did a great job in highlighting this through the years, and noted the big return back in November aimed at Trump. Now we get this:

Larwyn's Linx: The Ghost of Robespierre

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Nation

The Ghost of Robespierre: The Z Man
Why Term-Limiting People Like John Lewis Would be Good for the Nation: Jen Kuznicki
Border town residents face daily threat from trafficking: Fox

The Left's Nutty Tactics Almost Make Me Want to Switch Sides: CoyoteBlog
Close the border Donald!: Ann Corcoran
Michigan: CAIR shakes down Dept of Corrections over sharia meals: Creeping

Trump says he's working on a plan to accommodate DREAMers: DailyMail
Obama to respond if Trump threatens Dreamers, rights: DailyMail
Law would cut off aid to countries that refuse to accept illegal immigrant criminals: Fox

Obama Predicted To Pre-Pardon Hillary If She Isn’t Charged Before His Leave: RWN
Saul Alinsky Leaves the White House: Quin Hillyer
Clinton Family Friend Arrested for Threatening to Kill Trump: RWN

Economy

Here’s why Moody’s is warning of an Illinois death spiral: Illinois Policy
Betsy DeVos vs. the education status quo: Chicago Tribune Editorial Board
What Happens to Cities Overrun With Democrats?: Down Trend

Scandal Central

Report: John Lewis didn't pay taxes on his nearly $1 million DC downhouse: GotNews
Dawnna Dukes Indicted on 15 Counts, Faces 28 Years in Jail: BattleSwarm
Is Pizzagate ‘fake news’? Maybe…Maybe not.: Breaking 911

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Navajo Nation vows to fight EPA for toxic mine spill: Fox News

Media

Dear press corps: We don't believe you.: Don Surber
CNN Smears Tom Price With Fake News: EIB
College Dem exec jumps ship as Party drifts to extreme left: Kassy Dillon

Dear Rosie: EveryJoe
Bill Maher puts Hollywood ‘bubble’ on notice: ‘We’re the losers now’: Times
Krauthammer on the hypocrisy over the Manning commutation: Fox News Video

World

Keith Ellison Lies to CNN: IPT
Ft. Lauderdale Airport Killer Did It for ISIS: Sara Noble
Canada: Syrian Refugee Sexually Assaults 14-Year Old School Girl: Creeping

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

When Invisible Borders Trump the Real Ones: Richard California
Here Come The AIs To Make Office Workers Superfluous: TechDirt
Uber Versus the World: Cash Edition: The Information

Cornucopia

Discoverers of Lost City of Monkey God Almost Lose Their Faces to Flesh-Eating Parasite: Ancient Origins
Clinton, 1995, immigration, SOTU: C-Span
One by one, 3 utility workers descended into a manhole. One by one, they died: Breaking 911

Image: Avalanche in Italy Buries Hotel, Leaving up to 30 Missing
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QOTD: "As a person with four decades in newspapering, now retired, I do not blame [newspaper] readers in the least.

This election cycle has shown that the news business is dominated by social justice warriors who push a narrative rather than tell stories in a fair and balanced manner.

From John Harwood asking Trump in a debate if he was running a comic book campaign, to John Harwood secretly asking questions from the Clinton campaign, to Donna Brazile giving the Clinton campaign debate questions ahead of time, no intelligent voter should trust the news media to deliver news that is fair, impartial, and balanced.

I thank you, personally, for opening our eyes once and for all to the folly of the Fourth Estate." --Don Surber