Trump pardons two Thanksgiving turkeys, jokes about killing Obama’s birds

NBC News

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday joined the ranks of presidents to pardon turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving, granting Drumstick and Wishbone the turkey mercy in the Rose Garden.

Joined by first lady Melania Trump and son Barron, Trump said he was “pleased to report that unlike millions of other turkeys at this time of year, Drumstick has a very bright future ahead of him.” The president, saying “Hi, Drumstick,” predicted the turkey “is going to be very happy.”

Both Drumstick and his friend Wishbone will live out their years at Virginia Tech’s “Gobbler’s Rest” enclosure, where last year’s pardoned turkeys — Tater and Tot — currently reside after then-President Barack Obama kept them off the carving board.

Trump noted that he’s been “very active in overturning” executive actions taken by his predecessor — but not this time.

“I have been informed by the White House counsel’s office that Tater and Tot’s pardons cannot, under any circumstances, be revoked,” Trump joked. “So, Tater and Tot, you can rest easy.”

Drumstick — described as a classic 47-pound bird with a “tall and proud” strut — was dubbed 2017’s National Thanksgiving Turkey, besting Wishbone in an online poll, 60-40 percent.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday joined the ranks of presidents to pardon turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving, granting Drumstick and Wishbone the turkey mercy in the Rose Garden.

Joined by first lady Melania Trump and son Barron, Trump said he was “pleased to report that unlike millions of other turkeys at this time of year, Drumstick has a very bright future ahead of him.” The president, saying “Hi, Drumstick,” predicted the turkey “is going to be very happy.”

Both Drumstick and his friend Wishbone will live out their years at Virginia Tech’s “Gobbler’s Rest” enclosure, where last year’s pardoned turkeys — Tater and Tot — currently reside after then-President Barack Obama kept them off the carving board.

Trump noted that he’s been “very active in overturning” executive actions taken by his predecessor — but not this time.

“I have been informed by the White House counsel’s office that Tater and Tot’s pardons cannot, under any circumstances, be revoked,” Trump joked. “So, Tater and Tot, you can rest easy.”

Drumstick — described as a classic 47-pound bird with a “tall and proud” strut — was dubbed 2017’s National Thanksgiving Turkey, besting Wishbone in an online poll, 60-40 percent.

After today’s ceremony, both Drumstick and Wishbone will join last year’s turkeys, Tater and Tot, at Virginia Tech’s “Gobblers Rest” exhibit.

Wishbone mounted a last-ditch effort for votes by making a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room earlier in the day. Ultimately, the political gamble did not garner any last-minute surge in the poll.

The turkey pardoning is a longstanding White House tradition and after several minutes of remarks on a crisp fall day, Trump and the turkeys were ready to get on with it.

“I think Drumstick and Wishbone would be very thankful if we would just get around to the pardon. They say ‘Enough talk, please pardon us,'” Trump said.

The president heads to Florida after the ceremony for his own Thanksgiving retreat at his Mar a Lago club.

In researching this post I noticed the real Trump haters in the press demonized him for being obsessed with Obama.

Sad! As Trump might say in a Tweet.

Flight To California 1952 (Nostalgia Film in Color)

27 delightful minutes of beautiful color film promoting air travel. This jewel has racked up a quarter million views since being published.

Published on May 29, 2008

A tour of Los Angeles, San Francisco and other California sites in the early 1950s

Perceptive comment. You’ll probably feel the same way:

Super Kyle
1 year ago
This is absolutely SURREAL, nice meals, legroom, wide seats, a cabin that’s full of smiling, polite, well dressed, sub 200 pound Americans who’ve bathed within the last 24 hours, it’s like I’m watching something from an alternate parallel universe.

Trump Defends Roy Moore

President Donald Trump choose his words carefully on Tuesday as he publicly defended embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

This was a good time to make a statement because with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up on Thursday, the blowback should be minimized.

The president added that he was happy that the flood of sexual harassment accusations have come out.

He should be since mostly they involve liberal democrats in Washington and Hollywood.

Buzzfeed

President Trump on Tuesday staunchly defended US Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct and predatory behavior by several women, some who were teenagers at the time.

“He denies it. Look, he denies it,” Trump told reporters after his taking part in the White House tradition of pardoning a turkey. “If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours. He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen. And look, you have to look at him also.”

The president had previously deflected inquiries about Moore, letting White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders tell reporters that it was up to the “voters to decide” and that if the “troubling” allegations were indeed true, the Republican should drop out of the race.

ROY MOORE AND WIFE.

Despite mounting reports that Moore targeted, romantically advanced upon, and sexually assaulted women when they were teenagers, the Republican has refused to drop out of the heated race and denied the allegations. Trump’s recent support breaks with leaders of his own party, such as Sen. Mitch McConnell, who say they believe the women and have called upon Moore to drop out.

But on Tuesday, Trump said he didn’t support the idea of Moore’s competition, Democrat Doug Jones, winning.

“We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump said. He then attacked Jones, noting that Alabama voters would be better off with Moore representing them.

“I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military. I can tell you for a fact we do not need somebody that’s going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment,” Trump said about Jones.

Moore’s campaign then trumpeted the president’s attack on Jones, highlighting that Trump called him a “liberal Democrat.”

When pressed about the nine women who say Moore harassed them, Trump said he does not know if he believes them, since the allegations are just now coming out after 40 years.

“He is in total denial. I do have to say, 40 years is a long time. He has run eight races and this has never come up. So 40 years is a long time,” Trump said. “The women are Trump voters. Most of them are Trump voters. All you can do is you have to do what you have to do. He totally denies it.”

However, Trump insisted he supported women in general, calling them “very special” and saying that he was pleased the media has been focusing so heavily on sexual harassment allegations against powerful men in multiple industries, such as Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, comedian Louis C.K., former CBS News host Charlie Rose, and Democratic leaders John Conyers and Al Franken.

“I think that’s good for our society. And I think it’s very, very good for women. And I’m very happy a lot of these things are coming out,” Trump said, adding that he believes Congress should release the names of lawmakers who have settled harassment claims.

Despite his supportive comments on Moore, Trump said he has not decided whether he will campaign for the candidate before the special election on Dec. 12.

“I’ll be letting you know next week,” he told reporters.

Haha. Leave them in suspense. That’s Trump and the press hates it.

88 Year Old Black Rep. John Conyers Facing Ethics Investigation Over Sex Accusations

JOHN CONYERS.

John Conyers was the biggest name held up for public scrutiny over sex accusations on Tuesday, although I believe there were other new names. There are now two women who have leveled accusations against him.

The feeding frenzy thus continues.

While listening to the radio on Tuesday I heard Rush Limbaugh poo-poo the theory that women are rushing to accuse men because of their hatred of President Trump. I think the theory goes that if enough women step forward to accuse rich and powerful men of sexual crimes and near crimes, then women who have something on Trump will step forward and destroy his presidency via the impeachment route.

You do have to wonder if the present mania isn’t setting up the public to accept the destruction of Trump, if a credible female accuser appears.

If an ethics investigation forces Rep. Conyers of Michigan out of the House, it would be no great loss. However, his replacement would undoubtedly be another Negro, perhaps one much less intelligent and more militant than Conyers.

ABC News

Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., was accused of sexual misconduct by a second woman earlier this year, as he faces a new ethics investigation after denying a separate report that alleges he sexually harassed a female aide, leading to a reported five-figure payout funded by taxpayers.

“The committee is aware of public allegations that Representative John Conyers, Jr. may have engaged in sexual harassment of members of his staff, discriminated against certain staff on the basis of age, and used official resources for impermissible personal purposes,” Reps. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., and Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chair and ranking member of the House Ethics Committee, announced today. “The committee … has begun an investigation and will gather additional information regarding these allegations.” Conyers is already under investigation by the ethics committee for a separate matter pertaining to his former chief of staff.

Conyers, the longest-serving current member in the House of Representatives, said in a statement that he “expressly and vehemently” denies the allegations, which were first reported by Buzzfeed.

On Monday, BuzzFeed published a report that said Conyers’ office paid a female aide more than $27,000 as part of a confidentiality agreement to settle a complaint.

In his statement, Conyers, 88, said that his office “resolved the allegations,” though with an “express denial of liability, in order to save all involved from the rigors of protracted litigation.”

“The resolution was not for millions of dollars, but rather for an amount that equated to a reasonable severance payment,” Conyers said.

A second woman accused Conyers of sexual misconduct, outlined in court documents whose details were first published Tuesday by BuzzFeed.

Conyers’ longtime scheduler filed a complaint in federal court earlier this year alleging “sexual advances in the form of inappropriate comments and touches” that were so frequent “that they created a hostile work environment.” She says in the filings, which were obtained by ABC News, that she’s known Conyers since 2006 and began working as a scheduler in 2015. The woman alleges the repeated harassment led her to suffer “insomnia, anxiety, depression and chest pains.” She eventually requested sick leave in 2016, but when she wouldn’t provide medical documents explaining the reason for her sick leave, her position was terminated. The woman says in the filings she didn’t want to provide the documents because of an “atmosphere of mistrust.”

In the filings, the woman asked the court to keep the complaint under seal to protect her privacy. The judge rejected that request, and then the woman dropped the case.

Asked for comment on the scheduler’s complaint, Conyers’ spokesperson told ABC News: “[The former staffer] voluntarily decided to drop her case.”

Prior to the ethics committee’s announcement, several Democrats demanded an investigation, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. — two of Conyers’ colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee — as well as Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif.

“As members of Congress, we each have a responsibility to uphold the integrity of the House of Representatives and to ensure a climate of dignity and respect, with zero tolerance for harassment, discrimination, bullying or abuse,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said. “As I have said before, any credible allegation of sexual harassment must be investigated by the ethics committee.”

Inspirational Quote of the Day: One About the Elephant

Wikipedia

ohn Donne (/ˈdʌn/ DUN; 22 January 1572[1] – 31 March 1631)[2] was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England.

He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially compared to that of his contemporaries. Donne’s style is characterised by abrupt openings and various paradoxes, ironies and dislocations. These features, along with his frequent dramatic or everyday speech rhythms, his tense syntax and his tough eloquence, were both a reaction against the smoothness of conventional Elizabethan poetry and an adaptation into English of European baroque and mannerist techniques. His early career was marked by poetry that bore immense knowledge of English society and he met that knowledge with sharp criticism. Another important theme in Donne’s poetry is the idea of true religion, something that he spent much time considering and about which he often theorized. He wrote secular poems as well as erotic and love poems. He is particularly famous for his mastery of metaphysical conceits.

Mulatto Colin Kaepernick Speaks with Imprisoned Rapper Meek Mill, Vows to Fight “harsh sentencing practices”

COLIN KAEPERNICK CAN’T STOP STIRRING THE POT.

If the NFL is colluding to keep Colin Kaepernick from playing football in the NFL, then it’s the best thing the league has done in a long time.

I think, however, that Kaep’s playing skills degraded to the point where no team wanted him.

The white family who adopted him as a niglet really should be ashamed of themselves. He’s ungrateful to them, and loyal to his Nog half. Which was actually true of Obama too.

Like Obama, who knows what the other half is. Jew or not Jew?

CBS Sports

Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison earlier this month in Philadelphia for violating a term of his probation from a 2008 arrest. Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick tweeted on Monday that he spoke to Mill and and said that he would use the sentencing as motivation to continue to fight “harsh sentencing practices” that plague people of color (POC).

RAPPER MEEK MILL. JUST ANOTHER NOG WITH GOLD CHAINS TO ME.

Kaepernick, who was recently named GQ’s “Citizen of the Year,” has been involved in social activism for some time now. He began sitting, then kneeling in silent protest during the playing of the national anthem before games in August 2016, which snowballed into a protest saga that is still ongoing. He was using the protest as a vehicle to bring attention to police brutality and injustices against the African-American community.

He has worked with various charities as well, in addition to trying to find ways to make younger generations aware of their rights. Kaepernick has been out of the league since opting out of his contract with the 49ers in March, and in October he filed a grievance against the NFL and the team owners alleging that they have colluded to keep him out of the league due to his political stances.

We’ve known for a good while now that the next item in the (((cultural Marxist))) just society is one in which Negros escape jail or prison for their crimes. Instead, so-called counseling by (((headshrinkers))) would leave black criminals free to roam and terrorize everyone.

Kaepernick is just another “useful idiot” to the left.