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Today the uber-liberal Star-Ledger Editorial Board posted an opinion piece chastising Donald Trump for wanting to imprison flag burners.
In another pre-dawn Twitter purge, Donald Trump said our allegedly great democracy should throw flag-burners in jail or strip them of their citizenship.
One might dismiss this as visceral nonsense or just a shiny object for someone with the attention span of a compulsive 8-year-old, or maybe a distraction to keep his list of conflicts out of the news for few hours.
Actually, that tweet should be taken very seriously, not only because he needs to learn about the First and Fourteenth amendments, but because it captures how our next president feels about something as fundamental as freedom of expression.
OK, cool. It's their right. And they've got an endless supply of pixels.
Except, that "freedom of expression" thing doesn't apply to their comments section.
Here's what I posted:
How does the SLEB feel about Koran burning?
And Editor in Chief Tommy The Commie Moran deleted it faster than Hillary Clinton erased her email server.
Because liberals love flag burners. But they hate being called out for their hypocrisy. And nothing emphasizes their hypocrisy more than burning a Koran, which as we all know is a Hate Crime of epic proportions, and requires denunciation of Islamophobia as a matter of principle.
Except their Islamophobia is another man's anti-Americanism. And you can't get more anti-American than burning Old Glory.
Alas we don't blow shit up when our flag gets torched.
But wait, it's time for the pot to meet the kettle.
These are all attempts to delegitimize - and even criminalize - political opinion he doesn't share.
Because it's not like the SLEB and their lefty friends have spent decades deligitimizing, and the past 8 years criminalizing, opinions they don't share.
Oh, wait, yes it is. They're the real fascists.
In New York City it is illegal, punishable by massive fines, to refer to a "transgender" person by anything other than its preferred pronoun. You know, because government needs to enshrine a constitutional right to mental illness.
Throughout the Old South monuments to Confederate heroes are being torn down in the name of "tolerance." It's a Hate Crime to fly the Stars and Bars. But I suppose burning one is A-OK, right SLEB?
Across the length and breadth of this great nation it is illegal to refuse to bake a gay "wedding" cake.
And coincidentally today, the homofascist mafia has set their sights on Chip and Joanna Gaines, for the unforgivable crime of attending a church which condemns same-sex "marriage." A more wholesome couple you won't find, anywhere. There could be no better role models for our children, or their parents. They are the very embodiment of loving, caring, goodness.
But, gack!, they're "anti-gay!"
Chip and Joanna (and in fact all Christians) are the enemy, they cannot be allowed to earn a living or star in a widely popular TV show. Their thoughtcrimes are repulsive. The death penalty must be the only option.
That's the mentality the Star-Ledger defends whilst vilifying Donald Trump and erasing comments which do not conform to their progressive worldview.
And they wonder why no one, including me, subscribes to their rag anymore.
Will the last person to leave New Jersey please turn out the lights?
The population of the Garden State is shrinking, as productive taxpayers move out, replaced by a smaller number of low-income immigrants.
More than 200,000 residents left New Jersey last year, new Census data shows.
The state lost 17,000 more people than it gained back, as residents left for other states and overseas, according to the 2015 American Community Survey. The loss could signal potential future issues with its population and economy.
New Jersey residents — 227,000 of them — abandoned the state ranked dead last in income growth last year, and with the highest property taxes.
Most of what the state gained back came from foreign immigration, which netted the state 62,000 new residents last year. Earlier data suggests that many of those immigrants come from Asia, as the region accounted for 45 percent of new foreign migrants in 2014.
Most of our refugees ended up in Pennsylvania, Florida, California, North Carolina, and Texas. Which says to me, if you're leaving NJ for Kookyfornia, well, things here must be pretty bad. Those nuts just banned plastic grocery bags, and they don't have any water. Yet almost 13,000 people thought it was a better place to live than our not so fair state.
But those other states, they have vibrant economies. Us? We've got Chris Christie back, seeing as how his audition for Donald Trump's cabinet didn't go exactly as planned. Color me underwhelmed. He doesn't want to be here, and frankly, we don't want him to be here either.
Except, the only thing worse than a Governor Chris Christie is limousine liberal Phil Murphy, or God forbid John Wisniewski. Yet they're the front-runners to succeed Governor Gas Tax, who is inexplicably doing everything he can to torpedo the candidacy of Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno.
Once upon a time our state slogan was "New Jersey and You, Perfect
Together." Now it's "Get Out While The Getting Is Good."
Taking some time off from his rapidly diminishing role on Donald Trump's presidential transition team, NJ Governor Chris Christie returned to Trenton today to whack some common sense into our state's legislative Democrats. He vetoed a bill that would have granted unemployment insurance benefits to striking Verizon and casino workers.
Gov. Chris Christie on Monday nixed a bill that would have allowed striking workers to collect unemployment benefits.
The bill emerged during a six-week strike involving Verizon workers who walked off the job in protest of the telecommunications giant's contract demands. About 4,600 of the 40,000 East Coast employees on strike work in New Jersey. They returned to work in June.
Good. The Democrats think we're stupid and we'll gladly pay their unionista buddies to go on strike. Except that's what their precious union's strike fund is for. And in the Real World, if you can't afford to go on strike, don't go on strike.
Alas our reprieve might be short-lived. The Democrats have cleared the decks for limousine liberal Phil Murphy (aka Jon Corzine 2.0) to run for governor next year. And since the NJ GOP bench is, shall we say, weak thanks to Chris Christie's "troubles," it's likely he'll win, handing the reins of NJ government over to the Tax-And-Spend crowd.
But a lot can happen in a year. And a win's a win. So thanks governor. We're
glad you remembered where your office was. Don't be a stranger, OK?
The White House Correspondents Association has it's collective panties in a knot because President-elect Trump doesn't consult them, ever.
"The White House Correspondents' Association is deeply concerned by President-elect Donald Trump's decision to reject the practice of traveling with a "protective pool" of reporters for his first visit to Washington since the election," White House Correspondents Association President Jeff Mason said in a statement. "In addition to breaking with decades of historical precedent and First Amendment principles, this decision could leave Americans blind about his whereabouts and well-being in the event of a national crisis. A pool of reporters is in place and ready to cover President-elect Trump. The WHCA urges President-elect Trump to allow it to do its job, including being present for motorcade movements, meetings, and other interactions. Not allowing a pool of journalists to travel with and cover the next president of the United States is unacceptable."
Listen up you sanctimonious stenographer for the DNC, President-elect Trump knows where your loyalties lie, because they most certainly do not lie with "First Amendment principles." You hacks have no principles. You exposed yourselves as whoring cheerleaders for progressive Democrats and now you demand that the object of your derision bow before your preening self-importance?
Let's get something straight sport. You need Trump. Trump doesn't need you.
There's plenty of alternative media. And a good portion of that media isn't permeated by left-wing bias. Which is how Trump became President-elect in spite of your best efforts to coronate Hillary Clinton.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on Thursday that he would tell the Trump transition team that it has "a responsibility to communicate with the White House press corps."
Got a Constitutional citation for that "responsibility" Josh?
Didn't think so.
I have a feeling that President Trump will find a way to get his message out just fine, without filtering it through the JournoList clown show.
"Having a pool of reporters follow you around everywhere you go is inconvenient, occasionally annoying and takes a long time to get used to, but it serves an important purpose," Earnest said during the daily briefing. "And this White House has gone to great lengths to coordinate with all of you as you organize that effort and I would recommend that the incoming administration do the same."
The operative word there being "coordinate." We know all about the MSM / DNC coordination that's been going on. So tell me Mr. Journalist, will Glenn Thrush send his stories to President Trump for pre-approval? Will CNN secretly share their interview questions with him in advance? Will the LA Times bury an unflattering tape of his remarks?
I suspect not.
Because in the end your credibility is shot, beyond repair. Your elitist disdain for Trump and his voters cannot be denied. Like I said, he doesn't need you. And there really is no good reason he should even throw you a bone. I hope he banishes each and every one of you pressitutes to the wilderness where you can flounder in a pool of lost subscribers and diminishing revenue.
The MSM is dead, of a self-inflicted wound.
Yup, we stayed up until 3:30 AM to watch the victory speech. Sophie zonked out at around 1, but I woke up at 2:30 to tell her the good news.
God bless her, she made it to the school bus on time this morning!
Anyway, it's a good day to be an American. And since I'm basically running on coffee I'll just post some celebratory music to congratulate President-Elect Donald J. Trump.
We're gonna Make America Great Again!
She's a Clinton. Her definition of ethics depends on what the meaning of "is" is. But it's refreshing to know that at least some people inside her cocoon of sycophants are willing to call out her mendacity. An internal vetting document prepared by her campaign to examine her "vulnerabilities" was released this weekend by Wikileaks.
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "disregarded ethics guidelines" to raise more than $72 million for the U.S. Pavilion at the World's Fair in Shanghai in 2010, taking money from big-name contributors who later "received favorable treatment" from her State Department and also contributed to her namesake foundation, according to a 2015 internal Clinton research document revealed Sunday by WikiLeaks.
"When soliciting contributions, Clinton had little consideration for ethics, as the corporations who were featured in Shanghai also contributed to her foundation and received accolades from the State Department," the document stated.
Campaign chairman Robby Mook emailed John Podesta to say she turned the U.S. Pavilion into the Hillary Clinton Hall Of Fame.
The corporate contributions were a boon for Clinton, giving her a public relations win as she helped save the privately-funded U.S. pavilion. But in doing so, Clinton allowed the corporations to become the centerpiece of an exhibit that is supposed to emphasize American values. As the Washington Post noted, the American pavilion was "larded with corporate advertising" but contained "no messages about democracy or freedom of expression or religious beliefs." In her haste to help herself and her corporate allies, Clinton forgot the purpose of American participation in events like the expo.
Oh she didn't "forget" the purpose of the expo. She used it to further her own interests, which is the only purpose she cares about. $72 million dollars buys a lot of influence, and she took good care of her corporate benefactors.
"Boeing contributed $2.25 million to the Shanghai Expo, while Clinton helped the company land a multi-billion [dollar] Russian deal."
"Procter & Gamble gave $3 million to the Shanghai & Expo [sic] & Millions to The Clinton Foundation; Was repaid with Corporate Excellence Award."
"Clinton solicited PepsiCo as one of the largest Shanghai Expo sponsors; PepsiCo committed same amount to Clinton Foundation projects."
"Alcoa, a Shanghai Expo contributor, pleaded guilty to foreign bribery charges facilitated by a major Clinton Foundation donor."
"Secretary Clinton was 'Advocate-In-Chief' for General Electric, which was one of the largest donors to the Shanghai Expo."
Here I'll bet you thought she'd be "Advocate-In-Chief" for you, right?
In a freshly Wikileaked exchange, Hillary Clinton's communications director Jennifer Palmieri admits that some Clinton Foundation donors probably did expect some favors for their money.
Writing to aides, including John Podesta, whose emails were hacked, Palmieri discourages having Clinton answer too many questions about foundation donations because '[t]here aren't great answers and in many cases not her place to answer them.'
Don't hold your breath waiting for her Palace Guard Media to ask too many questions though. They're not interested in her answers, especially the ones that "aren't great."
So tell me again why she should be promoted to the White House? Because she'll
use that position in the same way, to enrich herself and her cronies. As for
the American people, well, we're just in her way, and she won't hesitate to
squash us like the bugs she believes we are.
Well, now we know why Hillary had to delete those emails about Chelsea's wedding. Because the wedding was paid for by the Clinton Foundation, aka the family slush fund masquerading as a "charity."
As with many of the Doug Band email chains, the rabbit hole just got a little deeper today with Band accusing of Chelsea of "using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade" among other accusations. He also concludes with another veiled threat on the consequences "once we go down this road...."
But what else could we expect when their own lawyers warned that the Clinton Foundation was "more political operation than charity."
A third-party review of the Clinton Foundation found the charity operated "more like a political operation" than a philanthropy in Nov. 2011 — just a few months before the end of Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
The revelation was included in a "confidential" memo prepared by Kumiki Gibson, then a lawyer at Williams & Connolly, the firm that has represented Clinton throughout her email controversy. That memo was published Saturday by WikiLeaks, along with hundreds of other emails taken from the inbox of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.
"The Foundation (as opposed to its initiatives, which I have not reviewed) operates more like a political operation focused on immediate situations, tasks, and events, as opposed to a professional, strategic, and sustainable corporation committed to advancing its overall mission," the review stated.
Except, considering that the Clinton Foundation's "overall mission" is to advance the political career of Hillary Clinton, I'd say Mr. Gibson was being disingenuous.
In another revelation from yesterday's email dump we learn that back in 2011 the government of Qatar wanted to wish Bill Clinton a happy 65th birthday by presenting his foundation with a check for one million dollars. No strings. Just well wishes. Or so he and Hillary would have us believe. Because everyone whose wife isn't running for president gets million dollar checks from rich Arabs, right?
Mine must have gotten lost in the mail.
I know that nothing I say here will convince die-hard Clintonistas she's really corrupt to the core. So take it from one of her own friends. Brent Budowsky was a legislative assistant to Democratic Senator Lloyd Bentson and is an "advocacy journalist" with LA Progressive who claims he is Hillary's "friend."
Budowsky told Podesta how discouraged he was to learn "that problems with foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation continue, Hillary Clinton was still making paid speeches for hire this week, and Tony Rodham is hustling gold mining deals in Haiti." Tony Rodham is Hillary Clinton's brother.
"If there is one thing that could well bring down a Hillary Clinton candidacy, it is this cycle of money issues about which I am now feeling red alerts, loud bells, warning signals, and red flags," Budowsky wrote in a March 21, 2015, email to John Podesta. Wikileaks made the email public Saturday.
It remains to be seen whether or not Clinton Foundation corruption does indeed
"bring down" Hillary's candidacy. I sure hope it does, because the stench of
a Hillary Clinton presidency would forever taint our republic.
Councilmen Tom O'Donnell and Pat Capozzoli are the very models of fiscal restraint. Since joining the Caldwell Council they have worked tirelessly to hold the line on municipal spending, and twice they were responsible for zero-tax-increase budgets. In other years, the municipal portion of the tax levy's slight increases never came close to the state's permissable two percent cap.
So imagine my surprise when a mailer from Democrat challengers Steve Flack and Henderson Cole arrived in my mailbox yesterday.
What have we here?
Tom and Pat want to raise taxes?
News to me!
And probably news to them too.
Because it's an absolute falsehood.
Oh, and memo to you two supposed "businessmen" running as Democrats. The town council doesn't set rents. Not downtown, not anywhere. Landlords do that. So if you have a beef, take it up with the guys who own the properties. I understand quite a few of them are your fellow democrats.
But wait, there's more tomfoolery! The other side of their mailer lists five supposed goals of their candidacy. Number 3 rings a bell:
Uh oh. They're harping on the Community Center again. We know what that means. Fire Gordon Lawshe!
The Democrats finally figured out that coming right out and saying they want to fire Gordon isn't a winning strategy. So this time they're couching it in a nebulous paean to fiscal responsibility.
Don't be fooled. They've been looking for his head on a platter ever since he spearheaded the takedown of their party's council majority.
You remember when the Deocrats ran Caldwell, right? They ran it into the ground with shoddy record keeping, sloppy bill paying practices, whopping tax increases, and enough cronyism to make Hillary Clinton blush. We don't need to experience that again. Ever.
Re-elect Tom O'Donnell and Pat Capozzoli. Keep Caldwell moving in the right direction. You'll be glad you did.