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US Navy Retired, Aerospace worker. All around good Dude. Eternal Foe of the work ethic

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Twitter Warns Violators Of Pakistani Blasphemy Laws

CEO Jack Dorsey was certainly correct that at Twitter, the concept of free speech is a joke. Twitter Legal has sent Jamie Glazov a notice warning that an ad he posted for his new book is in violation of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.

Glazov’s transgression

PRE-ORDER NOW! - John Bolton Praises My New Book, “Jihadist Psychopath”.President Trump's National Security Adviser gives a glowing thumbs up. @jihadwatchRS @DVATW @JZmirak @ClareMLopez@AngelOfficial @lori_tech @SuzaSusza @FranSism1g— Jamie Glazov (@JamieGlazov) August 31, 2018

He had better steer clear of Pakistan, where they are harsher than Twitter when it comes to the people moonbats call “Islamophobes.” Via Jihad Watch:

Section 295B criminalizes “defiling the Holy Quran,” and carries a penalty of life imprisonment. 295C mandates that those who “by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation, or by any imputation innuendo, or insinuation, directly, defiles the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) shall be punished with death, or imprisonment for life and shall also be liable for fine.” Yes, death and a fine.

Twitter will have to progress beyond warnings to catch up with the rest of Silicon Valley when it comes to obsequious servitude of Islam. Consider Google:

Anwar Awlaki’s al-Qaeda recruitment lectures were offered in Google Play store app. And in 2017, Texas imam Omar Suleiman made a successful effort to compel Google to drop search results about Islam-related terms and topics that reflected negatively upon Islam.

Then there is Fakebook, whose Vice President, Global Public Policy Joel Kaplan…

…traveled to Pakistan in July 2017 to assure the Pakistani government that it would remove “anti-Islam” material. And Facebook has done so assiduously, banning numerous foes of jihad terror and twice now blocking the Jihad Watch Facebook page on spurious technical grounds.

Gateway Pundit’s Cristina Laila received the same warning from Twitter as Glazov. From TGP:

Cristina is a first generation American of Armenian descent. Her Christian family suffered intense persecution in the Middle East and came to America for a better life away from Islam. Now Cristina, an American Christian, is being warned about Pakistan’s Islamic blasphemy laws. Let that sink in.

If we are ever subjected to the world government progressives dream of, Big Tech will not hesitate to enforce the inevitable planetary laws against saying anything Muslims don’t want to hear.

In the shorter term, remember all this the next time a Muslim terror attack kills thousands of Americans. It is important to know who is on which side.
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Jan 17, 2019, 09:28 AM (2 replies)

79% of Businesses Plan to Add Jobs, Many Say Trump Tax Cuts Help

Remember that when crazy eyes wants to raise taxes

A large majority of business leaders say they plan to add more jobs in 2019, and many say the Trump tax cuts have helped their businesses, according to a new Zogby Analytics Poll highlighted in the Washington Examiner.
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Jan 17, 2019, 07:17 AM (2 replies)

So if Shaun King just came out and said he IDENTIFIED as Black.....

Would they all be his friend again?

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:10 AM (2 replies)

WAPO finds out Betoff is as big an idiot as AOC

Like … yikes’! Beto O’Rourke oozes ‘zero substance’ in painful new WaPo interview

Before Beto O’Rourke sits down with Oprah next month for what’s sure to be a hard-hitting interview, he got a practice run with the Washington Post.

It … did not go well

Biden/O’rourke yes please
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Wed Jan 16, 2019, 02:41 PM (2 replies)

Hoyer to CNN SOTU Cancelled

They are scared shitless of Trump

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Wed Jan 16, 2019, 02:11 PM (4 replies)

Uh oh, Dems starting to crack?


While Democratic leadership holds the line, apparently refusing to come to the table to negotiate, the resolve of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in holding out might not be trickling down into the freshman class.

A number of newly-sworn-in Democrats have reportedly voiced frustration with the leaders within their own party, suggesting that they might be willing to at least open the door to negotiate and see what kind of a deal could result.

(RELATED: Democrats Rebuff Trump At Every Turn During Shutdown Negotiations)

Democratic New York Rep. Max Rose says he’s ready to get to work, and his first order of business is to reopen the government. Toward that end, he has called for serious negotiations from both sides — making it clear in an interview just days after he was sworn in that he was willing to go toe-to-toe with the leadership in his own party if necessary
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Wed Jan 16, 2019, 12:39 PM (36 replies)

Senate Democrats Frustrated Over Ocasio-Cortez Becoming Face of Democratic Party

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), who was sworn into Congress for the first time less than two weeks ago, is already facing scrutiny from some Democratic senators who say her views don't represent those of their constituents.

Over the course of the last couple weeks, Ocasio-Cortez has accused Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, of "death," castigated the media and fact checkers for their coverage of her, and proposed a 70 percent tax rate for the wealthy. Centrist Democrats are worried about the party adopting these and other controversial positions for their platform, saying it will hurt their chances for reelection in upcoming races, the Hill reports.

Democrats have to pick up at least three seats in 2020 to gain control of the Senate, so they will focus on winning in centrist or Republican-leaning states like Alabama, Colorado, New Hampshire, Iowa and North Carolina. Some of the bipartisan issues Democrats would prefer to focus on in those states include helping veterans, lowering health care costs, and focusing on the federal deficit, but Ocasio-Cortez is driving the party to focus on other issues, according to some lawmakers.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.), who faces a competitive reelection in 2020, said Ocasio-Cortez's "views don’t represent a lot of my constituents."

Sen. Doug Jones (D., Ala.), one of the most vulnerable incumbents up for reelection in 2020, said he's not happy Ocasio-Cortez is becoming a sort of spokesperson for the party, saying, "I think it skews what’s really there for the Democratic Party."

"If the House did all the crazy things on the left that the House did on the right for the last two years, that’s not going to happen," he said, referencing the prospect of getting reforms enacted into law. He also mentioned he was focused on a much less ambitious agenda than the New York Democrat, who has likened herself to former President Franklin Roosevelt and his historic New Deal.

"I’m going to continue to focus on HBCUs, health care, rural health care and the tariff is still going to be a big issue for us," Jones added.

The criticism from Senate Democrats follows frustration from their colleagues in the House who began questioning Ocasio-Cortez's staying power last summer after she upset then-Rep. Joseph Crowley (D., N.Y.) in the Democratic primary. Many lawmakers publicly advised her to work with House incumbents.

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D., Fla.) said last summer that "Meteors fizz out. What she will learn in this institution is that it’s glacial to begin with, and therefore no matter how far you rise, that’s just how far you will ultimately get your comeuppance."

Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.), who won reelection in a state President Donald Trump won by 42 points, echoed Jones' sentiment, saying that while liberals in the party might be getting widespread media attention now, it will be the centrist Democrats who get bills passed into law.

"They’ll all find out, if you want to get something done, you got to work together. If they want someone to get something to done, I’ll be happy to do it," Manchin said.

Ocasio-Cortez has not held back from criticizing Trump, but centrist Democrats have warned the approach isn't a recipe for victory in 2020.

Former Sens. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) and Joe Donnelly (D., Ind.), who both lost during the 2018 midterms, expressed concern "Trump bashing" will hurt Democrats' chances of taking back the Senate and defeating Trump in 2020.

"I worry that the Democrats are majoring in Trump bashing. And we’ll have to do more than that in order to win the confidence of enough Americans to regain the Senate and importantly the presidency," McCaskill said.

"There’s perception and there’s reality. The reality is so much of the hard work was done by people like Abby Spanberger in Virginia, who did a wonderful job in her campaign," Donnelly said in an interview during one of his last days in office. "That’s how we bring America together."

Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti hit back at Democrats in the House last week who criticized her tendency to butt heads with members of her own party. Chakrabarti compared them to King George III during the American Revolution, and he approvingly shared a tweet comparing them to people who opposed civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Wed Jan 16, 2019, 10:46 AM (4 replies)

Pelosi asks Trump to reschedule SOTU because of the shutdown

What? And miss you going out of your mind?

The House speaker is citing security concerns, but Democrats also don't want to give Trump a platform to blame them for the shutdown

Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address — or deliver it in writing — as long as the government remains shut down.

Pelosi said the partial shutdown has hamstrung both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, potentially harming the security planning that precedes the primetime address

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Wed Jan 16, 2019, 09:56 AM (15 replies)

Pelosi better start bargaining, in 5 days Trump can terminate Federal Workers

Has President Trump suckered Democrats and the Deep State into a trap that will enable a radical downsizing of the federal bureaucracy? In only five more days of the already "longest government shutdown in history" (25 days and counting, as of today), a heretofore obscure threshold will be reached, enabling permanent layoffs of bureaucrats furloughed 30 days or more.

Don't believe me that federal bureaucrats can be laid off? Well, in bureaucratese, a layoff is called a RIF – a Reduction in Force – and of course, it comes with a slew of civil service protections. But, if the guidelines are followed, bureaucrats can be laid off – as in no more job. It is all explained by Michael Roberts here (updated after the beginning of the partial shutdown)

A reduction in force is a thoughtful and systematic elimination of positions. For all practical purposes, a government RIF is the same thing as a layoff. ...

Organizations must stick to predetermined criteria when sorting out what happens to each employee. They must communicate with employees how and why decisions are made. ...

In deciding who stays and who goes, federal agencies must take four factors into account:

1. Tenure

2. Veteran status

3. Total federal civilian and military service

4. Performance

Agencies cannot use RIF procedures to fire bad employees.

When agencies furlough employees for more than 30 calendar days or 22 discontinuous work days, they must use RIF procedures.

An employee can be terminated or moved into an available position

This seems to be what was referenced in this remarkable essay written by an "unidentified senior Trump official" published in the Daily Caller, which vouches for the authenticity of the author and explains that it is protecting him from adverse career consequences should the name become known. I strongly recommend reading the whole thing.

The purported senior official makes the case that devotion to "process" eats up most of the time of federal bureaucrats and is also used by enemies of President Trump's initiatives to stymie the legitimate orders issued by his senior officials:

On an average day, roughly 15 percent of the employees around me are exceptional patriots serving their country. I wish I could give competitive salaries to them and no one else. But 80 percent feel no pressure to produce results. If they don't feel like doing what they are told, they don't.

Why would they? We can't fire them. They avoid attention, plan their weekend, schedule vacation, their second job, their next position – some do this in the same position for more than a decade.

They do nothing that warrants punishment and nothing of external value. That is their workday: errands for the sake of errands – administering, refining, following and collaborating on process. "Process is your friend" is what delusional civil servants tell themselves. Even senior officials must gain approval from every rank across their department, other agencies and work units for basic administrative chores

Then the senior official notes what I have just called the "trap":

Most of my career colleagues actively work against the president's agenda. This means I typically spend about 15 percent of my time on the president's agenda and 85 percent of my time trying to stop sabotage, and we have no power to get rid of them. Until the shutdown

This could blow up in Nancy’s face
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Jan 15, 2019, 11:55 AM (14 replies)

Crappy Islamic Sculpture to be removed from Ground Zero

Don’t kid yourself, that was put there on purpose

A sculpture that features the flag of Saudi Arabia will be removed from Ground Zero in New York following outcry from 9/11 victim’s groups, the BBC reports.

Fifteen of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers were Saudi nationals, though the Gulf kingdom has repeatedly denied involvement in the 2001 tragedy that claimed nearly 3,000 lives.

The artwork, called Candy Nations, comprises a series of oversized sweets wrapped in flags of the G20 nations, including Argentina, France, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. French artist Laurence Jenkell said she created the work in 2011 “to celebrate mankind” and “pay tribute to People of the entire world.”

It has toured 25 countries around the world, and arrived at the former World Trade Center site last month. The exhibit intended to run until Feb. 28, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Jan 15, 2019, 10:19 AM (4 replies)
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