The Trump administration has decided to place the B-52 bomber fleet back on 24-hour notice. Hey that, Kim Jong-Un? Go ahead, make our day.
The U.S. Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour ready alert, a status not seen since the Cold War ended in 1991.
That means the long-dormant concrete pads at the ends of this base’s 11,000-foot runway — dubbed the “Christmas tree” for their angular markings — could once again find several B-52s parked on them, laden with nuclear weapons and set to take off at a moment’s notice.
“This is yet one more step in ensuring that we’re prepared,” Gen. David Goldfein, Air Force chief of staff, said in an interview during his six-day tour of Barksdale and other U.S. Air Force bases that support the nuclear mission. “I look at it more as not planning for any specific event, but more for the reality of the global situation we find ourselves in and how we ensure we’re prepared going forward.”
Carpet-bombing North Korea and Iran would be a nice first start. What, did I type that out loud?
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Hillary Clinton, a woman who will never be president, had to put her – awful – book tour on hold after she allegedly fell UP the steps.
Hillary Clinton hobbled away from filming a British TV show interview on crutches Monday after breaking her toe falling down some stairs.
The former presidential candidate arrived wearing a surgical boot to the BBC program The Graham Norton Show, as she revealed she took a tumble in high heels while holding a cup of coffee. The embarrassing fall forced her to pull out of a series of scheduled TV and radio appearances earlier today including ITV’s This Morning and Woman’s Hour on Radio 4.
She said: ‘I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards.’
Wait a minute; she was running down the stairs, her heel caught, and she fell backwards? Does that make sense to anyone who hasn’t been drinking Chivas Regal all day?
What Granny McDrinksalot meant to say was, “Secret Service agents were dragging my flabby carcass down the stairs with a cup of rum on hand, I was drooling into the cup, and my tail caught and I fell backwards into Huma Abedin’s pink parts.”
Members of Congress regularly have their medications delivered to Capitol Hill by a local apothecary, and the pharmacist claims some of the meds taken by “our betters” would shock you.
Nearly every day for at least two decades pharmaceutical drugs have been brought by the carload to the Capitol — an arrangement so under the radar even pharmacy lobbyists who regularly pitch Congress on their industry aren’t aware of it.
Mike Kim, the reserved pharmacist-turned-owner of Grubb’s Pharmacy, said he has gotten used to knowing the most sensitive details about some of the most famous people in Washington.
“At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the people that are running the country,” Kim said, listing treatments for conditions like diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
“It makes you kind of sit back and say, ‘Wow, they’re making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.’”
Well the diabetes meds are obviously for G.K. Butterfield and Blake Farenthold. They couldn’t get laid in a whorehouse. I’m fairly certain John McCain and Nancy Pelosi are sucking down Alzheimer’s pills like they’re Coca Cola, and if not, they should be.
The pharmacist makes a valid point, however; why the hell are people allowing congresscritters to serve while they are being treated for Alzheimer’s?
Vice President Mike Pence, the former governor of Indiana, walked out of yesterday’s Colts-49ers game after fifteen San Francisco players took a knee during the National Anthem.
Vice President Mike Pence walked out on his home-state Indianapolis Colts Sunday when members of the opposing team kneeled for the national anthem, but a report that Colin Kaepernick, the player who started it all, will stand if given another shot in the NFL was quickly dialed back.
“I left today’s Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence tweeted.
Several San Francisco 49ers players kneeled for the anthem on Sunday in Indianapolis. While a quarterback for the 49ers last year, Colin Kaepernick sat or kneeled during the national anthem last season to bring more attention to the killings of black men by police officers. The protests have grown this season.
Say what you will about Vice President Pence, but he is an honorable man who loves his country.
After the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, witnesses testified Virgil Earp warned the cowboys before the shooting began. Specifically, they claimed Virgil told them, “Throw up your hands. I want your guns.”
One hundred and thirty-six years later, the party who despises to police now suddenly trust us enough to confiscate America’s guns.
Behind every liberal reaction to a shooting is the looming specter of gun confiscation. Jimmy Kimmel even hinted at it with his comment that no one should own an M-16.
Confiscation makes more sense as the response to a dire threat that is going to kill millions of Americans — in the minds of liberals — than making sure suppressors are harder to buy. We need action now, so why not take all the guns? We can’t be safe until we know that no one outside of the state has them.
The odd thing about wanting gun confiscation is what it would entail. Prior to the Las Vegas massacre, liberal media was busy lionizing NFL players who kneeled during the national anthem to protest police brutality. The argument goes that law enforcement needs to be reined in and not be so militarized. However, gun control would require a massive, militarized police state dedicated to brutalizing its population in order to get those now-illegal firearms.
Liberals only like state power when it is in their own hands and is used to advance their agenda — which, unfortunately, is a lot of state power these days.
Liberals detest the constitution and everything for which it stands. In their view it should be a “living, breathing document” dontchaknow, malleable to their whims and desires. Besides, those old white men are not nearly as smart as the Lena Dunhams, Jimmy Kimmels, and Hillary Clintons of the world.
Good luck with your confiscations, Hollywood. I’ll be waiting for ya.
Ohio Governor John Kasich – whose father was a mailman – told fake news correspondent Jake Tapper Sunday he may leave the Republican party if it “can’t be fixed.”
“If the party can’t be fixed … I’m not going to be able to support the party. Period. That’s the end of it … But have I given up? No,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich said to CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday.
Kasich has been one of President Trump’s most vocal opponents within the party, and some point to him as a likely primary challenger in 2020. But Kasich seems to be toying with the idea of leaving the GOP entirely — though he said for now he remains committed to trying to change it from within.
The best way to change the GOP for the better is to jettison RINO squishes like Kasich and his ilk. Nobody, and I mean nobody, eats pizza with a fork.
Fresh off yesterday’s failure theater concerning the repeal of Obamacare, the GOP establishment is trying to convince us they are now focused like a laser on tax reform.
Republicans will unveil sweeping changes to America’s tax code Wednesday in a proposal that dramatically lowers taxes on businesses and many households but remains silent on thorny issues such as how to pay for it all.
The framework—a joint product of the Trump administration and Republican leadership—calls for lowering the corporate rate from 35 to 20 percent. It would also bring down the rate for so-called pass-through businesses to 25 percent; currently, they are taxed under the individual code.
The plan, described to CNBC by multiple sources, would collapse the current seven personal tax brackets to just three: 12, 25 and 35 percent. It eliminates the deduction for state and local taxes, but nearly doubles the standard deduction. The child tax credit also would be substantially increased, though it was unclear by exactly how much.
Serious question: Does anyone actually believe GOPe scrubs like McCain, Collins, et al will agree to tax cuts? You can count the true conservatives in the Senate on one hand, and ironically, Donald Freakin’ Trump is acting more like a conservative than most of them.
On the rare occasion a Texas city goes full-blown jackass, there is always another town in the Lone Star state to step up and rectify their mistake. In this case, that town would be Woodlands, Texas.
Woodlands, Texas is stepping up to the historic plate and making room for any cast-off Confederate statues or monuments. Political correctness aside, Township Board Chairman, Gordy Bunch, announced Tuesday that Woodlands would be happy to take what some communities across the U.S. are relinquishing. According to the Houston Chronicle, Bunch says Woodlands is a new town, located just outside of Houston, and it can use all the history and heritage available.
“What’s happening across the state and across the country is ridiculous regarding eliminating history,” Bunch said before a throng of 60 people associated with the Texas Patriot, a political action committee. His words were greeted with thundering applause from the enthusiastic crowd.
Excellent. Dear Chairman Bunch, please run for national office. Sincerely, conservative America.
President Trump addressed the farce which is the United Nations General Assembly yesterday, and his specch was one for the ages. When John “The Stache” Bolton is praising you, you definitely hit a home run.
“The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. (Applause) From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure.
“Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems. America stands with every person living under a brutal regime. Our respect for sovereignty is also a call for action. All people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests and their well-being, including their prosperity.”
There are times when the president disappoints me. Then there are times like these where the man is almost Reaganesque. One thing is for sure; you would never hear this speech from President Hillary.
Remember back in March when our betters in the media ripped President Trump for accusing King Putt of wiretapping Trump Tower? Six months later, Trump has been proved right. Again.
U.S. investigators wiretapped President Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a report by CNN that vindicates the president’s earlier claims, which were mocked as a conspiracy theory. CNN itself at the time called the idea that Trump was wiretapped “incendiary.”
But a report Monday evening said U.S. investigators obtained a surveillance warrant on Manafort from a secret court and had monitored him before and after the election, including a “period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump.”
The report said the secret court that handles the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act had authorized a surveillance warrant against Manafort for an investigation that began in 2014, looking into his firm, the Podesta Group, and another firm’s lobbying work for Ukraine’s pro-Russian former ruling party.
Imagine if a Republican administration wiretapped a Democratic challenger immediately before an election. The MSM would be screaming bloody murder. But since Black Jesus was behind this – in my opinion, blatantly unconstitutional – move, we hear crickets. This entire business disgusts me.