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Mini-Me: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Without taking a position on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez herself, this is hysterical.

Funny stuff.



The State Of The State Of The Union Address.

(courtesy AF Brano at ComicallyIncorrect.)

With a resolution “opening” the government for three weeks, we don’t know whether the time will include a “State of the Union” address by President Trump.

As of right now, it will not.

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address will not take place on Tuesday, an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN.

The aide confirmed that the address, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, will not happen — answering a key question about the address’s fate in the wake of the reopening of the federal government.

At a news conference Friday following Trump’s announcement that there was a deal to end the partial government shutdown, Pelosi said, “The State of the Union is not planned now.” The California Democrat added that discussions about the date of the address would take place after the shutdown — the longest in US history — officially ended.

Pelosi had said she would not allow the speech during the government shutdown citing “security concerns” even though there is still security on Capital Hill and members of the House and Senate are still getting paid.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen disagreed with Pelosi’s “security concerns.”
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We Wish…..

(image courtesy AF Branco at ComicallyIncorrect.)

Pelosi says Trump is not welcome to give State of the Union Adress at the House of Representatives due to security concerns caused by the shutdown, Trump responds by canceling her overseas trip for the same reason.

Via the satire site Duffleblog comes this gem:

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan — Service members currently deployed to Afghanistan were devastated when they learned that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her entourage of congressmen had cancelled their planned visit this past weekend, sources confirmed today.

President Donald Trump halted the congressional delegation’s trip seemingly in response to Pelosi suggesting the president cancel or delay his State of the Union address, citing security concerns. The bus filled with congressman was stopped at the way to Joint Base Andrews where military aircraft were prepared to carry the representatives to Afghanistan.

“It’s terrible,” Staff Sgt. Paul Morin said. “They were going to cancel the vehicle inspection so we could all go shake her hand for six seconds, but then we had to clean all the vehicles three times.”

“It’s a shame,” Sgt. 1st Class Mark Klages said. “Morale has gotten get pretty low around here with the holidays being over, the awful weather, the ANA’s incompetence and our confusing strategy, but it would have helped a lot to be talked at by an old lady from San Francisco.”

Some service members seemed confused as to who the current House speaker actually is.
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About That Government Shutdown Thing…..

Tone deaf. Just tone deaf.

(h/t to Common Cents and to the Pirates Cove for linking Common Cents)



All In All, These People Should Be Bricks In A Wall.

(image courtesy AF Branco at Comically Incorrect.)

In a way, we are tired of talking about the proposed wall / barrier along the US Southern Boarder.

Sadly, the proposed security wall has become more of a political football rather than an idea to be discussed. As we note the other day in a post, two commenters offered that a wall may or may not be necessary but would be less likely if we as a country stopped giving stuff away.

Which brings us to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio who said on Tuesday:

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced plans to launch “the largest, most comprehensive plan in the nation” to guarantee health care coverage for all city residents, including those in the country illegally.

“Health care is a right, not a privilege reserved for those who can afford it,” de Blasio said in a statement. “While the federal government works to gut health care for millions of Americans, New York City is leading the way by guaranteeing that every New Yorker has access to quality, comprehensive access to care, regardless of immigration status or their ability to pay.”

The liberal mayor said the plan will serve the 600,000 New Yorkers who don’t have insurance by strengthening NYC’s public health insurance option, MetroPlus.

It will also guarantee health care access to those ineligible for insurance, including illegal immigrants who live in New York. That program, NYC Care, will launch this summer and will cost at least $100 million annually at full scale, the city said. (emphasis ours)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) prohibits illegal immigrants from participating in the federal government health care program, but de Blasio doesn’t need the Feds to do this. He can pile the costs on the backs of legal citizens of New York by increasing their taxes, fees, etc.

Not to be outdone, the newly sworn in Governor of California has declared California to be a “sanctuary state.”

SACRAMENTO (CBSLA/AP) – California’s new governor is promising the most populous state will be a “sanctuary to all who seek it” in a direct affront to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

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Open Thread – The Elections.

Tomorrow is election day here in the states and frankly we can’t wait for it to be over. Frankly, we are a bit tired.

We know that we have put lot of time and effort into getting facts out there. We have been attacked by people who don’t like facts and certainly that is their right.

The bottom line for us is that while we have been doing a lot of talking, we wanted to set up this thread for you. Say whatever you want in the comments. Make your last pitch for a cause or candidate. Keep it civil, of course, but put your thoughts out there. We want to hear from you.

Have at it.

The Staff at Raised on Hoecakes.

Nicolas Tomboulides Drops The Mic.

We don’t know who Nicolas is, but he earns the best ‘mic drop” of the day award.

Boom.



Gillum Staffer Says Voters “Not For Them To Know” Promises Won’t Happen; FL “F***ed” Cracker State”

“Modern day fairy tales begin with once I am elected.”

Project Veritas Action Fund has released undercover video from Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s campaign, revealing his election strategy includes making empty promises to voters.

• Empty Promises Exposed: “Fairy tales in the modern day begin with ‘once I am elected.'”
• Deceiving Voters: “None of the programs that people are hoping for would happen” but “That’s not for [voters] to know.”
• Candidate’s True Politics: “Gillum is a Progressive” and “He is a part of the crazy, crazy, crazies.”
• Election Strategy: “You whip ’em up. The poor, the middle income. You have to whip them up into a frenzy in order for them to vote.”
• Secret Gun Control Agenda Revealed: “three day waiting period for everybody,” “small steps” to ban assault rifles; “I don’t think he can say it [be]cause he’s trying to get the moderates”
• Florida is a “F***ed up,” “cracker state,” “you have to appeal to white guilt”

Sadly, we are jaded to the point where we think most politicians will not tell the truth just to get elected.

However, the racial aspect of this is appalling and should be condemned by all.



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