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SNL’s ‘goodbye Obama’ cult skit was hilarious (wait, they were serious?); Ashley Judd warns of ‘Hitler in these streets’ at Women’s March (Sunday open thread)

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**Written by Doug Powers

It’s the first Sunday open thread of the Trump presidency, but for Saturday Night Live, it was apparently a somber occasion. This is how SNL ended last night:

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Kim Jong Un: “Aren’t they overdoing it a little?”

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Did you see Ashley Judd’s performance at yesterday’s Women’s March in DC? Progressives have added a power booster to the old amplifier of Bush hatred and are going to dial it up to eleven until they scare people so much that Trump gets… re-elected in four years:

Actress and activist Ashley Judd delivered an impassioned spoken-word poem about Donald Trump’s misogyny, penned by a teenager, to the crowd during the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday.

“I’m a nasty woman,” Judd began, before turning her attention to Trump.

“Not as nasty as a man who looks like he bathes in Cheeto dust, a man whose words are a dis to America, Electoral College-sanctioned hate speech,” Judd shouted.
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“I am not as nasty as racism, fraud, conflict of interest, homophobia, sexual assault, transphobia, white supremacy, misogyny, ignorance, white privilege,” she continued ferociously.

The poem — which she interrupted Michael Moore to deliver — was by 19-year-old poet Nina Donovan of Tennessee, who told the Daily News that the poem was actually even a little more vulgar before Judd tweaked it.

“I feel Hitler in these streets, Nazis renamed,” Ashley continued.

Everybody who’s studied history understands that Hitler was well-known for allowing hundreds of thousands of people to take to the streets and call him names:

Nice to see she’s keeping things in perspective. And yes, Chris Matthews is expected to order a commemorative DVD of that speech.

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At the same march, Madonna said that lately she’s “thought a lot about blowing up the White House” (Bill Ayers reaction: “SCHWINNGG!”) but she chooses love instead — and by “love” I assume she means desperately reinventing herself every couple of years in what’s probably going to culminate in an embarrassing remake of “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane”:

The Secret Service would be all over Madonna for that comment except they’re afraid it might get them hired as backup dancers on her next tour.

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Speaking of insane, here’s Nancy Pelosi expressing her frustration that the flyover country rubes can’t understand why Democrats — led by the likes of the woman who was awarded Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award for Greatness in Promoting Abortion & Baby Parts Sales — aren’t perceived as doing the “Lord’s work”:

Ever since Democrats suffered major, unexpected losses in the November election, political commentators have been speculating about why. One of the biggest reasons pointed to is the party’s disconnect with rural, religious and pro-life voters.

On Friday, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough broached the topic with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

“How do they reconnect with a middle America who feels like [Democrats] look down on them?” Scarborough asked.

Pelosi emphasized that Democrats are people of faith, but she said they may need to work harder to make that clear. Later in the interview, Pelosi accused Republicans, who by and large are pro-life, of “exploiting” their religious beliefs for political gain, and claimed that their actions do not line up with their beliefs.

“They pray in church on Sunday, and prey on everyone the rest of the week,” Pelosi said. “And while we’re doing the Lord’s work by ministering to the needs of God’s creation, they are ignoring those needs, which is to dishonor the God who made them.”

Once again, the absence of an immediately lightning strike has challenged my faith in the existence of the benevolent God.

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Snowflake-triggering story of the week: The Senate confirmed James Mattis as Defense Secretary on Friday by a vote of 98-1. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was the sole “no” vote (AG nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions abstained). Progressives who think the purpose of the military is to serve as a publicly-funded Petri dish for leftist social experiments could be in for a long few years.

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Here’s a completely unnecessary reminder that Barack Obama plans to remain as vocal as ever:

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People in Palm Springs who waited in heavy rain to see the Obamas yesterday got soaked for nothing:

Dozens of people in Palm Springs waited hours to glimpse the former president and first lady, but their hopes were dashed when a storm system diverted the Obamas’ flight from its planned trajectory, said Tom Nolan, executive director of the Palm Springs International Airport.

If you like your Obama sighting, you can keep it.

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It’s official: The MSM has emerged from the cryogenic sleep chamber after an 8-year hibernation to demand truth & accountability:

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It’s going to be great fun watching the MSM trying to desperately re-stoke a fire they’ve let smolder these last few years.

Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

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Chris Matthews’ leg thrill withdrawal symptoms have him seeing visions of Hitler after Trump’s ‘America first’ speech

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 23:11

**Written by Doug Powers

Now that his “tingle” is gone for good, delirium tremens sparked by rapid withdrawal of Hope & Change elixir caused MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to have visions of Hitler during Trump’s inaugural address and to wonder what other world leaders must think:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: And that would be — but I’m thinking, when [President Trump] said today, America first, it was not just the racial, I mean I shouldn’t say racial, the Hitlerian background to it, but it was the message I kept thinking. What does [U.K. Prime Minister] Theresa May think of this when she picks up the papers? What did he just say? He said America first. What happened to special relationship?

Matthews earned his doctorate degree in Godwin’s Law long ago.

“What must Teresa May be thinking?” Well, considering Trump put the Churchill bust back in the Oval Office and May is now working to implement Brexit (which Obama lectured the UK about avoiding), I’ll let MSNBC’s elder statesman dingbat figure that one out on his own over time — not that he ever will.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Open thread: Inauguration Day 2017 — Four-year progressive freakout is officially ACTIVATED

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 07:07

**Written by Doug Powers

At noon, Obama’s out, Trump’s in. Yes, the nation’s about to get an answer to the long-debated question, “Can the Republic survive a presidential inauguration protested by Katy Perry, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and a Bruce Springsteen cover band? We’ll see.

It’s been a heck of an 18 months or so, that’s for sure.

While the festivities commence, here’s a participant in the “Junior Leftist Protester Training Program” who scored high on the “start a fire” test Thursday evening:

Somebody’s about to win a Soros Scholarship.

Update:

This is the best summary of the progressive reaction as Trump was sworn in:

An anti-Trump protester screams 'no' as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th US President pic.twitter.com/qmsaFmMSkr

— ITV News (@itvnews) January 20, 2017

The safe spaces are going to be filled to capacity tonight.

Update II:

So who did Hillary catch Bill checking out? A lot of people are saying Bubba was watching Ivanka Trump arriving for the inauguration but I don’t know that for sure. You make the call:

Bill! Bogey at 10 o’clock!

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**Written by Doug Powers

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Michael Moore leads ‘star-studded’ anti-Trump protest in NYC to prove they learned nothing from the election

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 21:31

**Written by Doug Powers

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There’s probably nobody happier with the election of Donald Trump than Michael Moore, and maybe his progressive Hollywood friends will reward him with another Oscar for acting so incredibly concerned about current events that could provide an opportunity to score with a sequel to “Fahrenheit 911.” They’ve waited many years for another president to hate:

Director Michael Moore held a massive protest Thursday night outside Trump’s New York City International Hotel, featuring speeches from prominent figures including actors Robert De Niro and Mark Ruffalo.

The protest started at 6 p.m. with Robert De Niro poking fun at Trump by reading off imagined tweets from the president-elect. It was followed by speeches from Moore, Alec Baldwin, New York Mayor Bill De Blasio, Ruffalo and Rev. Al Sharpton, among others.

Moore started off saying it is a “very dangerous” time in the United States, calling Trump a “sociopath.”

“With a lot of work on our part, we will stop this man,” Moore said. “He will not last four years.”

Gee, what would Moore’s reaction have been if a prominent figure on the Right said at the start of Obama’s presidency “he will not last four years”? Secret Service, do your stuff!

The “keep Hollywood relevant” rally brought in some celebs for what amounted to little more than glorified group grief counseling:

Some familiar faces who will be in attendance and taking the podium to speak are: Mark Ruffalo, 49, Robert de Niro, 73, Cher, 70, Sally Fields, 70, Reverend Al Sharpton, 62, Alec Baldwin, 58, Julianne Moore, 56, Mayor Bill de Blasio, 55, Marisa Tomei, 52, Rosie Perez, 52, Cynthia Nixon, 50, and Shailene Woodley, 25.

A bunch of rich liberals in New York City? There’s something you don’t see every day! The “protest” was scheduled 6-8 p.m. I’m assuming any later would be infringing on some bed times. Fun fact: Cher’s actually using the protest to kick off her 47th annual Farewell Tour.

Alec Baldwin helped kick things off with his Trump impression, which is sure to bring down the next presidency. Does it seem like these people are not-so-secretly enjoying what’s happened?

I’d suggest that Moore take his star-studded cast of lefties to Michigan to show solidarity with the 4th grade teacher who’s refusing to show his students Trump’s inaugural speech, but I’m dangerously close to that part of the state, so no thanks.

Update:

Well played (via @RandomSense):

**Written by Doug Powers

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Hypocrisy legacy, part XXIV: Obama was for gerrymandering before he was against it

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 09:55

**Written by Doug Powers

It’s Obama’s final full day as president, and he leaves office a staunch opponent of gerrymandering:

Obama also spoke out against political gerrymandering, saying the concept is “bad for our democracy, too.”

That’s certainly odd, given that Obama in some ways owes his political career to gerrymandering:

In 1996, during his first run for office, in the Illinois State Senate, Obama defeated his former political mentor Alice Palmer by successfully challenging her nominating petitions and forcing her off the ballot, effectively ending her career. A few years later, Illinois Democrats, after toiling in the minority in the Senate, gerrymandered the state to produce a Democratic majority. While drafting the new political map, Obama helped redraw his own district northward to include some of Chicago’s wealthiest citizens, making the district a powerful financial and political base that he used to win his U.S. Senate seat, a few years later.

Obama still has the pen he used to redraw Illinois districts to his benefit, except until tomorrow at noon it’s being used to sign executive orders (which he’ll also call “bad for our democracy” when Trump does it).

**Written by Doug Powers

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Confirmed: Obama saved the best material for his final news conference

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:46

**Written by Doug Powers

President Obama held his final news conference this afternoon, and he opened up with advice to the gathered media (Beverage warning: Put down your drink before proceeding to prolong the life of your computer monitor & keyboard):

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It was such crucial advice that Obama waited until a few hours before he’s leaving office after eight years to impart it upon his hard-working water-carriers. And it gets better:

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After Obama uttered that last quote he nudged the journos in the room so hard some of them fell off their Hope & Change Signature high chairs.

Here’s the whole presser, and the only thing that makes it fun is that it’s his last one:

(h/t Michelle)

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Fail to the Chief: Lawmaker proposes Hillary Clinton Almost-Presidential Museum

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:57

**Written by Doug Powers

Possibly coming soon to a Chappaqua garage near you, a place that might come to be known colloquially as the Smashed Server Smithsonian:

An “almost presidential” museum should be built in Westchester County to recognize Hillary Clinton and other presidential candidates who won the popular vote but lost, Greenburgh’s town supervisor says.

Paul Feiner, a Democrat, said he isn’t suggesting using town or government funding for a museum or library, but wants a local college to take on the project, which he says would boost tourism in the area.

“Whether people like Hillary or don’t like Hillary, we should take advantage that she’s played an important role in American history and politics,” Feiner told The Journal News/lohud on Monday.
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The museum, he said, could focus on documenting Clinton’s rise as the first female nominee for president of one of the major political parties. It could also gather the papers of other “almost presidents” and their contributions.

It’d be the world’s most boring document political document archive, because Team Hillary deleted all the good stuff.

Yell “WHY AREN’T I 50 POINTS AHEAD YOU MIGHT ASK” at the door for a 25-percent discount on admission.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Sponsors of Anarchy

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:50

Sponsors of Anarchy
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2016

Hoodlums will be out in full force this Inauguration Day weekend. Count on it.

I’ve covered the left’s criminal anarchist element for more than 20 years — from the animal rights terrorists who have harassed, threatened and firebombed scientific researches across the U.S. and Europe to the anti-capitalist thugs who wreaked havoc on downtown business owners at the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle and the 2010 G-20 summit in Toronto to the ANSWER Coalition and Code Pink’s not-so-peaceful peaceniks who disrupted congressional hearings and menaced veterans memorials and military recruiting stations throughout the George W. Bush years to the Occupy Wall Street vagrants and rapists of 2011-12 to the rent-a-rioters who hijacked Ferguson, Baltimore and other Black Lives Matter demonstrations against police.

My favorites over the years? I’ll never forget the seditious mother in Olympia, Washington, who tied bandanas over her kids’ faces and recklessly planted them in the middle of a street 10 years ago to block trucks carrying military shipments. She was so caught up in the excitement of her “direct action” that she dropped her baby on the ground as her anarchist compatriots threw rocks at police and soldiers driving around them.

Then there were the “progressive” nitwits who handcuffed themselves to concrete-filled barrels in January 2015 and shut down traffic in the Boston area (risking the lives of crash victims waiting for an ambulance that was blocked) to protest … something or other.

Clenched-fist troublemakers will use any mass gathering as an excuse to undermine civil society. Social media and the irresistible lure of virality have only strengthened their incentive to “FSU” (f— s— up). Here’s another thing you can take to the bank: “Mainstream” protesters on the streets of D.C. will look the other way at these lawless vandals who leech onto any available cause. Their common goal is not “social justice.” It’s destabilization and disorder.

In Oakland, California, far-left “activist” Mayor Jean Quan groveled to Occupy agitators and refused to crack down as small businesses were destroyed and cops were attacked.

Oberlin grad Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Democratic mayor of Baltimore, infamously created a safe space for rioters sabotaging inner-city businesses.

The American Civil Liberties Union has written the literal playbook for redefining violent protest as “free speech” and obstructing police planning efforts to defend cities against left-wing chaos.

Kory Flowers, a North Carolina-based law enforcement expert on domestic anarchists and criminal subversive groups, describes the persistent pot stirrers as “cause parasites.” In 2012, at the Democratic National Convention, where international media coverage was assured, Flowers reported that anarchists had manufactured “urine-filled eggs, acid-filled Christmas ornaments, and water guns containing urine, all meant to be used against the law enforcement security forces throughout the city.”

Five years later, investigative journalist James O’Keefe exposed D.C.-based anarchists associated with the #DisruptJ20 (Jan. 20) movement on tape this week as they were plotting to invade inaugural balls with stink bombs, trigger sprinkler systems to force attendees out in the cold, chain themselves to Metro trains and hunt down city officials who act against them.

“If you try to close us down, we will look for your house. We will burn it. We will physically fight the police if they try to steal one of our places. We will go to war, and you will lose,” one plotter threatened.

Many of these guerilla punks employ “Black Bloc” tactics, Flowers notes, wearing all-black clothes “to appear as a unified assemblage, giving the appearance of solidarity for the particular cause at hand,” which allows “virtual anonymity while conducting criminal acts as a group.” They may be a fringe minority, but it’s the continued tolerance of these vandals, looters and terrorist wannabes on the ground by “mainstream” community organizers and politicians that gives them cover — and power.

Lee Stranahan, an independent journalist and blogger who covers protest movements for Breitbart, adds: “It’s important that Americans not be lulled into a false sense of security by such an oversimplification. While it’s been proven that funders like (billionaire George) Soros and the Democrat party have paid protest organizers and some protesters, groups like the violent Black Bloc typically aren’t motivated by money, but instead come to protests because of their anti-American ideology, base criminal desires and thrill seeking.”

Opponents of President-elect Donald Trump’s have accused him of “inspiring violence” and bringing out the worst in people. Wrong. The active and passive sponsors of left-wing political mayhem are the ones guilty of enabling it over the past quarter-century. Restoring peace and justice starts with restoring law and order. Either you’re against the rule of the mob or you’re with it.

Heckuva day: Obama’s Clemency-Palooza Tuesday included Manning, FALN terrorist, assorted Gitmo riffraff

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 21:06

**Written by Doug Powers

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The Obama White House had a big day, and they’re not afraid to brag about it:

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For starters, if you’re keeping score at home, Wikileaks is now off the Democrat sh*t list, but only this one time:

President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.
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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was opposed to the commutation, a senior defense official told CNN. And a former intelligence official described being “shocked” to learn of Obama’s decision Tuesday. The official added that the “entire intelligence community is deflated by this inexplicable use of executive power,” saying it was “deeply hypocritical given Obama’s denunciation of WikiLeaks’ role in the hacking of the (Democratic National Committee).”

Would that sentence have been commuted if Manning had provided Wikileaks with all those DNC emails instead of sensitive national security secrets?

In addition to the Manning commutation, Obama also commuted the sentence of Oscar López Rivera, who probably won a place in the president’s heart because he reminds him a little of Bill Ayers:

Now 74-years old, López Rivera has served 35 years of a 55-year sentence for seditious conspiracy and weapons-related charges. “I am an enemy of the United States government,” he told federal judge Thomas McMillen in 1983. There is no evidence that he’s changed his mind.

During the 1970s and 80s, López Rivera’s FALN placed more than 130 bombs in American cities. Their goal was to destabilize what they called the “Yanki capitalist monopoly” and achieve Puerto Rican independence. Their method was terrorism.

The media’s calling Lopez a “political prisoner,” a distinction with which Obama no doubt agrees. However, if Lopez committed the same crimes in the name of a conservative movement, Obama would have made sure he not only remained in prison but that everybody he ever met got a deep & hard IRS tax audit.

The Obama admin also released more Guantanamo Bay detainees:

The Obama administration said Tuesday it has transferred 10 more detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the nation of Oman, but conceded that the action fell far short of fulfilling President Obama’s promise to close the military prison on the island of Cuba by the end of his term.

“At this time, I don’t anticipate that we will succeed in that goal of closing the prison,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. “But it’s not for a lack of trying, I assure you.”

About 45 prisoners remain, but the White House still has all of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday until noon to work with. By Saturday, the number of people at Gitmo might have dried up faster than the Clinton Global Initiative’s foreign donations.

For Obama, there’s still plenty of time. You just know he’s got a grand finale scheduled, and the threshold for WH consideration is incredibly low:

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There are a whole bunch of prisoners who fit under that broad umbrella, so who knows what Thursday will hold. But at least “accepting responsibility” and “expressing remorse” are higher standards than Obama ever held his administration for the IRS targeting or “if you like your plan you can keep it” — just to name a couple.

**Written by Doug Powers

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‘Women’s March’ organizers remind millions of women they’re not welcome (because of all the inclusiveness & stuff)

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 08:09

**Written by Doug Powers

The day after Donald Trump is inaugurated, the “Women’s March” will take place in Washington, DC. As their Facebook page states, it will be a totally inclusive event:

RSVP on our OFFICIAL EVENTBRITE: bit.ly/womensmarchrsvp (not required, but greatly helpful for planning!)

This is an INCLUSIVE march, is FREE to join and EVERYONE who supports women’s rights are welcome.

But hold on, women, because the “Women’s March” organizers felt compelled to remind everybody that their “INCLUSIVE” march is only for certain people:

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However, Michael Moore, Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Harry Belafonte will be there to ensure the progressive patriarchy has full representation at a “Women’s March” where millions of women aren’t welcome.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Outgoing uber-partisan president was surprised & disappointed by all the partisanship in DC

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 18:30

**Written by Doug Powers

As Obama proved in an interview that aired on 60 Minutes last night, he’s leaving office with his sense of humor fully intact:

As his administration draws to a close, the president who vowed to unite Republicans and Democrats conceded that the political divide was a bigger obstacle than he thought it would be.

“I was surprised and — and continue to be surprised by the severity of partisanship in this town,” President Obama told “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft, in the final network interview of his presidency.

“I will confess that I didn’t fully appreciate the ways in which individual senators or members of Congress now are pushed to the extremes by their voter bases,” the president said. “I did not expect, particularly in the midst of crisis, just how severe that partisanship would be.”

That’s just rich:

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Obama specifically referred to the GOP’s refusal to have a nomination hearing for Merrick Garland as an example of the rancorous partisanship that surprised him. However, the partisanship in DC didn’t surprise Obama when he was a senator supporting the Dems’ filibuster of Samuel Alito in 2006.

**Written by Doug Powers

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