“Say hello to my little friend!”
“Say hello to my little friend!”
Yesterday President Trump signed a Bill to save the coal industry. Then he distracted everyone with an EPIC press conference. Today the hateful, unhinged, angry left is still screaming about his treatment of “Very Fake News” CNN while the coal industry charges ahead.
The man is a genius!
With some coal miners looking on, Pres Trump signs bill repealing Obama Admin regulation protecting streams from mining debris. pic.twitter.com/HmpL1crtrQ
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 16, 2017
Trump saves 70k coal miners' jobs! FANTASTIC VIDEO: Trump & Miners Speak As POTUS undoes Obama's Coal Mining Rule – https://t.co/afWoUZQlkW
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 17, 2017
Fulfilling a promise he made to coal miners during his campaign, President Trump signed legislation Thursday ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.
Trump signed legislation that nixes the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, a set of Interior Department regulations that put expensive new requirements on coal companies.
Surrounded by lawmakers and coal miners, Trump called the regulations “another terrible job-killing rule” at a signing ceremony in the Oval Office.
“In eliminating this rule, I am continuing to keep my promise to the American people to get rid of wasteful regulations that do absolutely nothing but slow down the economy, hamstring companies, push jobs to other countries,” Trump said.
“This is a major threat to your jobs and we’re going to get rid of this threat,” he added. “We’re going to fight for you.”
The House and the Senate approved the measure through the seldom-used Congressional Review Act, which permits lawmakers to roll back any regulation the Obama administrated implemented from June to his last day in office.
Regulators finalized the stream protection rule in December, but spent most of Obama’s tenure constructing it.
The rules required coal companies to conduct extensive monitoring of any waterways that could potentially be impacted by mining operations.
The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law which undoes the Obama administration’s environmental regulation. He signed a Congressional Review Act resolution Tuesday which nullifies a financial disclosure requirement for energy companies.
These mind tricks might blow your mind and convince you that your eyes aren’t always telling the truth!
So sublime, so good!
Dogs that struggle with life.
One guitar and a Washing machine!
This is classic!
If you’re planning on cooking Valentine’s dinner, here’s a simple way to show your for that special someone.
Frank was once a runaway bull in Queens, NY, but now he’s enjoying a peaceful life at Farm Sanctuary! This short film, narrated by Jon Stewart, offers a look back at how our favorite escape artist found his way to safety.
We’re deeply grateful to those who made it possible for Frank to live the life he deserves. Among them: Tracey & Jon Stewart, Mike Stura of Skylands Animal Sanctuary & Rescue, and the Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC).
On March 12, 1984, President Ronald Reagan was chatting with students at Congress Heights Elementary when he suddenly announced that he had chosen one of them to become his pen pal. The lucky winner was six-year-old Rudy Hines, who was picked because he had proven himself to be a good reader and writer.
The two wrote back and forth with surprising frequency, exchanging hundreds of letters until the end of Reagan’s presidency in 1989. They covered topics you would expect, like reading (“Rudolph, if you get in the habit of reading stories for pleasure you’ll never be lonely”), but also issues typically reserved for the political arena (Reagan lamented not getting to have a personal chat with Mikhail Gorbachev). The Gipper occasionally included some of the doodles for which he later became notorious and sent pictures of himself and the First Lady from their travels, always including a handwritten note on the back.
Rudy and his mom even had the Reagans over for dinner in their one-bedroom apartment on September 21, 1984 (pictured). Rudy told his pal Ron he could come over as long as he gave some warning first, so Rudy’s mom had time to pick the laundry up off the floor. The Reagans were thrilled to accept, but had a condition of their own: that they eat the way Rudy and his mother ate every night. They ended up dining on fried chicken, rice, and salad in the living room while watching TV.
After Reagan passed away in 2004, Rudy recalled how impressed he was with the president for giving personal attention to a young child: “I figured I will get just a generic response that typical politicians give when people write letters to them. But he was not a typical politician. He actually sat down and took the time and carefully thought out his responses to my letters. And I really appreciated that.”
Here’s a video of Rudy and his mother on The Early Show the day after Reagan died.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that President Trump instructed him and the committee to pursue every government investigation they deem appropriate.
The Oversight chairman stated the conversation took place after the 2017 GOP retreat in Philadelphia, his second-time ever speaking with President Trump in person.
“He came up to me and said, ‘you do a great job. You do a great job,’ which of course I agreed with,” the Utah Republican explained, eliciting laughs from the committee. “Then he said, ‘listen, I understand that I am the President. You have a job to do. You do oversight. Don’t slow down. You go after everything you want to go after. You look at everything you want to look at.”
“If you sat there and heard what he said to me about pursuing oversight of the government and the function that we fulfill, you’d be pretty inspiring, and it was inspiring to me. For him to convey the message, ‘don’t slow down, do your job, there’s a lot to get after with the government,’ I think that’s a good message.” – Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the HOC
President Trump made it clear during the debates that he was going to appoint a special prosecutor in the case against Hillary Clinton. That time has now come. Justice needs to be served!
Just days before leaving office Loretta Lynch secretly signed an order to allow any branch of government, including local law enforcement, access to the NSA’s data mine on the American people. She created a mechanism by which the Fourth Amendment can be circumvented by law enforcement agencies of any type and description, foreign and domestic, in the area of digital information.
How are we just now hearing about this?!
WOW! President Trump is actually going to carryout the promises made by Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama. Promises made but forgotten, ignored and never accomplished.
It becomes more evident now that the paid Liberal riots and protests are nothing more than political theater intended to delegitimize Trump and cause division. The Democrats are the party of slavery, the party of hypocrisy and the party of their own invention “Fake news”. The party of degenerate, Fascist anti-America Losers.
University of California’s Berkeley campus, once the sight of iconic protests in favor of free speech in the 1960s, became embroiled in controversy last week after violent protests last Wednesday night shut down an event where controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopolous was set to speak. A few hours before the event was set to start, groups of those in opposition to Milo began destroying property and their acts became increasingly more destructive over time. Numerous videos, posted on social media and captured by local news stations, also showed incidents where some of the protestors, apparently belonging to the anti-fascists or antifa movement, were beating people with flag poles and other objects. At least one man was beaten unconscious. As the violence began to spiral out of control, the event was ultimately canceled but not before over $100,000 in damages were done to UC Berkeley’s campus. Following the event, antifa groups took to social media to declare “war” on those with opposing views along with promises to “dismantle the state.”
Though this “protest” was undoubtedly disturbing, the aftermath has arguably been more so. Emboldened by the events at UC Berkeley, antifa groups elsewhere gathered at NYU to disrupt the scheduled talk of another conservative figure, Gavin McInnes – co-founder of Vice News and host and commentator at the Rebel Media. While police were able to prevent the same destruction of property and violence that had taken place at Berkeley, protestors infiltrated the event and McInnes himself ended up being pepper sprayed and attacked. Antifa members have also taken to making threats against alternative media reporters in the days since the riots at Berkeley. In one case, Cassandra Fairbanks of We Are Change – a media outlet that is neither liberal nor conservative in the traditional sense – as well as her young daughter were threatened on Twitter by the Arizona Antifa Front.
Despite the chilling effect this is likely to have on the expression of conservative viewpoints on college campuses – and potentially elsewhere – the media as well as many politicians and public figures have either condoned the violence or publicly supported it. Major publications such as the New York Times hardly even mentioned the violence, only choosing to reference “self-described anarchists clad in face masks and spoiling for a fight.” The LA Times adopted the same strategy, focusing on free speech issues and Yiannopolous’ political views and most controversial statements while avoiding any discussion of the violence. Liberal-leaning outlets, such as the Daily Kos, took it a step further, characterizing the incident as one where one of Trump’s “little Breitbart friends had a bad night.” In addition to “mainstream” media, some politicians even expressly praised the riots such as Florida Congresswoman Val Demings who called the events at Berkeley “a beautiful sight.”
In addition to praising or condoning the violence, some mainstream outlets used the opportunity to blame conservatives and the right wing for the protests. For instance, CNN ran the headline “Milo Yiannopolous is trying to convince colleges that hate speech is cool” following the riots even though Milo did not even speak that evening save for a response to the rioting posted on his YouTube channel.
CNN argued that Milo was promoting “hate speech” for the following past statements:
In his campus talks, Yiannopoulos spares few targets. He’s gone after Black Lives Matter activists and has argued rape culture on campuses doesn’t exist. He portrays white males as victims and views social justice as a form of cancer. He has said people become feminists because they are “deeply physically unattractive.”
Though these opinions may be unpopular (especially on college campuses), they don’t necessarily constitute expressly racist, anti-semitic, or fascist ideas – though they do largely consist of critiques (albeit often crude ones) of left-leaning movements. The accusations of Nazism or white supremacy regarding Milo also seem out of place considering that he is Jewish, an immigrant, homosexual, and strongly prefers the romantic company of African-American men.
However, some went even further – accusing conservatives and Breitbart News of actually orchestrating the riots despite the clear evidence that the violent protestors identified as part of the far-left “antifa” movement. For instance, Political commentator, UC Berkeley professor, and former Secretary of Labor under Clinton Robert Reich postulated that “Yiannopolous and Breitbart were in cahoots with the agitators, in order to lay the groundwork for a Trump crackdown on universities and their federal funding.” The “crackdown” to which Reich refers is based off of a tweet from President Trump that essentially warned Berkeley to protect free speech following the riots or face the possibility of a loss of federal funding. In an interview with CNN, Reich reiterated this scenario, saying that he “wouldn’t bet against it.”
Clearly, this disproportionate, and frankly dishonest, characterization of the events is ultimately creating a consensus among the viewers of these media outlets that violent “protests” are acceptable – that is, at least, as long as those being attacked are conservative. Whether this is intentional or not is up for debate, but its ultimate effect is not. Violence in lieu of responsible political discourse is never favorable and condoning it for one group but not the other is the most dangerous type of partisanship the media and public figures can practice. All evidence seems to suggest that the mainstream media is quickly becoming weaponized.
If conservatives were the ones violently “protesting” liberal-leaning speakers, there is no denying that the media and political response would be immediate and devastating. Yet now, the media and political establishment seem content to let some elements of the political left in the United States transform into the very thing they are claiming to fight against – fascists – with complete impunity. Indeed, Winston Churchill predicted this decades ago, saying that “The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists.” Will Americans be able to see past these attempts to divide us and pit us against one another? We can only hope, but turning off the television news seems like a logical first step.