Thursday, January 19, 2017

Can A Queen Replace God? Paraprosdokians. Pre-inaugural Rating False? Obama Continues To Advise. Sharia On Its Way.

Obama was God, Trump only managed to be Queen.


Let's hear it for the refugees:
Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected and is frequently humorous. (Winston Churchill loved them and so do I.)   

1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it.

2. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

3. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

4. War does not determine who is right, only who is left.

5. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

6. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

7. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

8. I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure.

9. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

10. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian, any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.


I have a little GPS
I've had it all my life
It’s better than the normal ones
My GPS is my wife

It gives me full instructions
Especially how to drive
"It's thirty miles an hour", it says
"You're doing thirty five"

It tells me when to stop and start
And when to use the brake
And tells me that it's never ever
Safe to overtake

It tells me when a light is red
And when it goes to green
It seems to know instinctively
Just when to intervene

It lists the vehicles just in front
And all those to the rear
And taking this into account
It specifies my gear.

I'm sure no other driver
Has so helpful a device
For when we leave and lock the car
It still gives its advice

It fills me up with counseling
Each journey's pretty fraught
So why don't I exchange it
And get a quieter sort?

Ah well, you see, it cleans the house,
Makes sure I'm properly fed,
It washes all my shirts and things
And - keeps me warm in bed!

Despite all these advantages
And my tendency to scoff,
I do wish that once in a while
I could turn the da
rned thing off.
The mass media got caught reporting Trump's pre-inaugural ratings are not what they stated. (See 1 below.)
I warned several years ago Sharia Law is coming to America and the Muslim Community will keep at it until it becomes part of our legal fabric.  (See 2 and 2a below.)

Obama advises Trump regarding Israel. O's hypocrisy and feeling of self worth never ends. (See 3 below.)
The question everyone is asking but this is true of all incoming presidents.  

There were doubts and fears about Truman, Reagan, Carter, even Kennedy because of his being Catholic etc..  Time always provides the answer and in some cases our concerns prove justified and in others overblown.  

Let's wait for the USS Trump to arrive and see whether it smashes into the dock. I have more confidence that Trump 's presidency will be far better than Obama's, which, as you know, I believe was an unmitigated disaster. 

For sure, Trump will not begin with a trip apologizing for America.(See 4 and 4a below.)
1) RED ALERT: Media Caught LYING About Trump’s Pre-Inauguration Approval Ratings

The liberal media has been reporting all week that Donald Trump will head into his inauguration with the “worst approval rating in 40 years”. The numbers come from a Washington Post poll that has been caught once again deceiving the public by oversampling Democrats.

“A total of 1,000 adults were interviewed by telephone nationwide by live interviewers calling both landline and cell phones. Among the entire sample, 32% described themselves as Democrats, 24% described themselves as Republicans, and 44% described themselves as independents or members of another party.”
An article in the extremely left wing blog Politcususa claims,
“America is not giving Donald Trump a warm welcome to the White House as a new poll found that Trump’s job approval rating has dropped seven points to 37% over the past month.”
A 37% approval rating? The reason why that sounds unbelievable is because it isn’t true.
Trump’s actual approval rating has held at 50% or higher. The reputable Rasmussen poll found that Trump has a favorably rating of 51%. A Reuters poll had the same result, showing Trump’s favorably at 50%.
“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters have a favorable opinion of Trump, while 47% view him unfavorably. These findings include 29% with a Very Favorable opinion of the president-elect and 36% with a Very Unfavorable one.”
Keep in mind, Obama’s approval ratings have hovered around 50% or less throughout his presidency, nearly identical to what Trump’s rating is now. Reuters has President Obama’s approval rating at 52%, only one point higher than Trump.
There are also a few other key numbers that aren’t being reported. A Washington Post/ABC poll that even over-sampled Democrats shows:
  • 61% of respondents said they expect Trump to do an excellent or good job handling the economy
  • 59% said he’ll be excellent or good at creating jobs.
  • 56% said they have high hopes for how Trump will tackle terrorism.

The fact is, the media will do ANYTHING to paint Donald Trump as a failure. They will hide all positive data and exaggerate the negative data. Don’t fall for it!

Muslims Try to Pass SHARIA LAW in Alabama … But Citizens Say NO!

The people from the great state of Alabama took a huge proactive step in the last election to protect themselves from creeping Sharia. As more followers of Islam move to America, the threat has become real, but Alabama just said, “ENOUGH!” – Amendment One, an amendment to the state constitution that prohibits foreign law being used to decide cases in Alabama courts, has passed easily and will be added to the Alabama Constitution.
Eric Johnston, the Birmingham attorney who drafted the amendment, felt vindicated after it was described as an attack on Muslims. “I put in about three years of work on it,” Johnston said, after AP and Politico declared that the amendment passed. The amendment passed by a wide margin of about 72 percent to 28 percent with 96 percent of precincts counted. Johnston drafted the amendment for State Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, who sponsored it. Johnston said it had a wider application than banning Sharia law, the Muslim code of law and morality. “We were just trying to do something legal, not political,” Johnston said.
A legislative committee now will decide where the amendment fits in the Constitution and how it will be numbered, under which article, in the published code, Johnston said. Johnston also said it does not undermine the religious rights of Muslims or anyone else, but does prevent lawyers from arguing from Sharia law in an Alabama custody case, for example. “Your constitutional rights are not affected by it,” Johnston said. “We’ve got a religious freedom amendment in Alabama. All it says is pay attention to the religious freedom amendment. Women’s rights are compromised by Sharia rights if a lawyer in a custody case says, ‘Islam requires you to do this.’ It’s a help to judges. It doesn’t create any new laws.”
Certain groups have called this amendment racist. But the problem is, so much of Islam’s teachings are incompatible with civilized society. This amendment draws a clear line in the sand that 14th century thinking cannot be protected by law


Texas Mayor STOPPED 'Sharia Court'

Muslims FURIOUS at This Texas Mayor After She STOPPED Their 'Sharia Court' – What would you do if you found out that Muslims were operating a Sharia court in your town — or, more importantly, what would your elected officials do?
One Texas mayor took action, and Muslims are furious. As reported in January, an 'Islamic Tribunal' was established in Irving, Texas. This 'court' is not binding under any US laws or over-sight!  Although the Muslim so-called “judges” claim this is just for religious disputes and marital issues, it has created plenty of outrage — not just in Texas, but nationwide. That’s when the Mayor of Irving, Beth Van Duyne, made her stand. She posted on Facebook denouncing illegal entities that try to act outside the Constitution. Including Sharia “law”.


“I came into this office wanting to do everything I could to encourage serious talks between Israelis and Palestinians.”

Washington - In his final session with reporters as president, Barack Obama defended his policy choices on Israel and warned his successor, Donald Trump, to “think through” major shifts that may disrupt the region.
After facing a bipartisan rebuke in the House of Representatives for his decision to abstain from a UN Security Council vote condemning Israel over its settlement enterprise last month, Obama defended the move as a shot across Israel’s bow – a “signal, a wake-up call, that this moment may be passing” for a two-state solution to be a realistic scenario.
“I continue to be significantly worried about the Israeli-Palestinian issue, and I am worried about it both because I think the status quo is unsustainable,” Obama said, “that it is dangerous for Israel, that it is bad for the Palestinians, that it is bad for the region and it is bad for national security.
“I came into this office wanting to do everything I could to encourage serious talks between Israelis and Palestinians,” he said. “Ultimately, what has always been clear is that we cannot force the parties to arrive at peace.”

Obama exits office on Friday with a 60% approval rating among Americans, but with historically low favorability ratings among Israelis – in the single digits – who believe that he abandoned them at the United Nations, a body seen in the country as hostile and biased against it.

The outgoing president said that the administration failed to make progress on Middle East peace “in light of shifts in Israeli politics and in Palestinian politics – a rightward shift in Israeli politics, [and] a weakening of [Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud] Abbas’s ability to make risks on behalf of peace.”

“I don’t see how this issue gets resolved in a way that maintains Israel as both Jewish and a democracy, because if you do not have two states, then in some form or fashion you are extending an occupation – functionally you have one state,” Obama said.

The incoming Trump administration has sent mixed signals over its position on the feasibility of the two-state solution, with some of its national security nominees – including his choice for UN envoy, Nikki Haley, for defense secretary, James Mattis and for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson – expressing support for such an outcome. But Trump’s choice for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has often voiced skepticism.

In accepting the nomination, Friedman declared he would be proud to serve as envoy from Israel's eternal capital– Jerusalem– where he hopes to facilitate the relocation of America's embassy from Tel Aviv.

Asked if he had consulted Trump on the move, Obama urged caution.

"When sudden unilateral moves are made that speak to the core issues or sensitivities of either side, that can be explosive," Obama said.

Obama acknowledged Trump’s choice in Friedman sent a message that a policy change is likely planned. But he warned against a hasty shift.

“I think my views are clear – we’ll see how their approach plays itself out,” Obama said. “It’s right and appropriate for a new president to test old assumptions... [but] if you’re going to make big shifts in policy, just make sure you’ve thought it through.

"The actions we take have enormous ramifications and consequences," he added. “Obviously, it’s a volatile environment."
4) The Trump Question

Will his presidency produce a new order or merely more disorder?

By Daniel Henninger

After the most traumatizing presidential election in memory, conventional wisdom aligned to agree that Donald Trump’s victory brings a new political order. But on the eve of Mr. Trump’s inauguration, a question remains: Will the Trump presidency produce order or merely more disorder?

It is said that the Trump electorate wanted to blow up the status quo. And so it did. The passed-over truth, however, is that the most destabilizing force in our politics wasn’t Donald Trump. It was that political status quo.
The belief that Hillary Clinton would have produced a more reliable presidency is wrong. Mrs. Clinton represented an extension of the administrative state, the century-old idea that elites can devise public policies, administered by centralized public bureaucracies, that deliver the greatest good to the greatest number.
Future Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, in a 2001 article titled “Presidential Administration,” justified what soon would become President Obama’s broad use of executive authority as promoting “the values of administrative accountability and effectiveness.” This has been the lodestar idea of governments here and in Europe since World War II.

Today, that administrative state, like an old dying star, is in destructive decay. Government failures are causing global political instability. This is the real legitimacy problem and is the reason many national populations are in revolt. Some call that populism. Others would call it a democratic awakening.
Two case studies: Chicago’s crime rate and ObamaCare.

After decades of state-administered benefits and services being poured into Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods, the Obama administration, in a consent decree, formally blamed the current anarchy on the police. This is a tacit admission of public failure.

ObamaCare is the climactic event in the history of the modern administrative state. It was going to provide health care for millions, delivered through a complex policy labyrinth. Its academic architects say now, as so often in the past, that it would work if given more time. That is what Hillary Clinton said. Time’s up.
The result of the clock striking midnight for this idea’s long reign is the Trump presidency, Brexit and volatile populations across Europe. In Asia, the reassertion of “one China” represents the most colossal claim ever for centralized elite control, and that region is in anxious ferment.

The idea of placing national purpose in the hands of these elites lasted because it suited the needs of elected politicians. They used the administrative state’s goods to mollify myriad constituencies. So they gave them more. And then more.

The state’s carrying capacity has been reached.

In the U.S. and in Europe, the political deterioration that skeptics of the administrative state predicted is evident, most notably backlash against unaccountable accretions of power.

In the election’s aftermath, the Democrats have argued that their long policy alliance with the public bureaucracies is fine but their “messaging” and outreach is flawed. They are deluded.

Their claims that a guided economy can meet the needs of the real economy have been undermined most obviously by the intractable grip of unionization on public education. Its leaden inflexibility ensured that the work skills of many voters or their children wouldn’t keep pace with the needs of an economy in rapid transition. People who went to schools in the inner city or in the nation’s Trumpvilles fell far behind.

Donald Trump’s nominations of Scott Pruitt for EPA and Betsy DeVos at Education are a brutal recognition that the previous order has reached a point of decline. Justice Kagan to the contrary, that was also the message of the Obama’s administration’s multiple losses in federal courts over executive authority.
The Trump presidency is a historic chance to reform and replace an ancient, failed regime.

But will it happen?

A Trump tweet on Sunday said: “For many years our country has been divided, angry and untrusting. Many say it will never change, the hatred is too deep. IT WILL CHANGE!!!!”

We are in 2009 again, hoping for change. Even liberals who haven’t joined the progressives’ resistance mobs hope the Trump presidency succeeds.

People seem both amused and unnerved by Mr. Trump’s social-media compulsions. We know that social media disrupts. What else it does at the summit of political power is not clear. One wonders if the hard, daily work by his colleagues to restore world order or a proper constitutional relationship between governing elites and the governed will be hampered by the turbulence of the Twitter storms.

Perhaps the wisest thing now is not to be distracted by the larger-than-life person in the Oval Office. There is going to be a public Trump presidency for mass consumption and a private Trump doing real work. While we know little about the private side, his cabinet nominees have revealed a relevant attribute, which is that Mr. Trump listens to them. Barack Obama listened to almost no one beyond himself.

Donald Trump is being inaugurated Friday into leadership of an unruly world. If he listens widely, we should be fine.


Sponsors of Anarchy

A Commentary by Michelle Malkin
Hoodlums will be out in full force this Inauguration Day weekend. Count on it.

I've covered the left's criminal anarchist element for more than 20 years -- from the animal rights terrorists who have harassed, threatened and firebombed scientific researches across the U.S. and Europe to the anti-capitalist thugs who wreaked havoc on downtown business owners at the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle and the 2010 G-20 summit in Toronto to the ANSWER Coalition and Code Pink's not-so-peaceful peaceniks who disrupted congressional hearings and menaced veterans memorials and military recruiting stations throughout the George W. Bush years to the Occupy Wall Street vagrants and rapists of 2011-12 to the rent-a-rioters who hijacked Ferguson, Baltimore and other Black Lives Matter demonstrations against police.

My favorites over the years? I'll never forget the seditious mother in Olympia, Washington, who tied bandanas over her kids' faces and recklessly planted them in the middle of a street 10 years ago to block trucks carrying military shipments. She was so caught up in the excitement of her "direct action" that she dropped her baby on the ground as her anarchist compatriots threw rocks at police and soldiers driving around them.

Then there were the "progressive" nitwits who handcuffed themselves to concrete-filled barrels in January 2015 and shut down traffic in the Boston area (risking the lives of crash victims waiting for an ambulance that was blocked) to protest ... something or other.

Clenched-fist troublemakers will use any mass gathering as an excuse to undermine civil society. Social media and the irresistible lure of virality have only strengthened their incentive to "FSU" (f--- s--- up). Here's another thing you can take to the bank: "Mainstream" protesters on the streets of D.C. will look the other way at these lawless vandals who leech o
nto any available cause. Their common goal is not "social justice." It's destabilization and disorder.

In Oakland, California, far-left "activist" Mayor Jean Quan groveled to Occupy agitators and refused to crack down as small businesses were destroyed and cops were attacked.

Oberlin grad Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Democratic mayor of Baltimore, infamously created a safe space for rioters sabotaging inner-city businesses.

The American Civil Liberties Union has written the literal playbook for redefining violent protest as "free speech" and obstructing police planning efforts to defend cities against left-wing chaos.

Kory Flowers, a North Carolina-based law enforcement expert on domestic anarchists and criminal subversive groups, describes the persistent pot stirrers as "cause parasites." In 2012, at the Democratic National Convention, where international media coverage was assured, Flowers reported that anarchists had manufactured "urine-filled eggs, acid-filled Christmas ornaments, and water guns containing urine, all meant to be used against the law enforcement security forces throughout the city."

Five years later, investigative journalist James O'Keefe exposed D.C.-based anarchists associated with the #DisruptJ20 (Jan. 20) movement on tape this week as they were plotting to invade inaugural balls with stink bombs, trigger sprinkler systems to force attendees out in the cold, chain themselves to Metro trains and hunt down city officials who act against them.

"If you try to close us down, we will look for your house. We will burn it. We will physically fight the police if they try to steal one of our places. We will go to war, and you will lose," one plotter threatened.

Many of these guerilla punks employ "Black Bloc" tactics, Flowers notes, wearing all-black clothes "to appear as a unified assemblage, giving the appearance of solidarity for the particular cause at hand," which allows "virtual anonymity while conducting criminal acts as a group." They may be a fringe minority, but it's the continued tolerance of these vandals, looters and terrorist wannabes on the ground by "mainstream" community organizers and politicians that gives them cover -- and power.

Lee Stranahan, an independent journalist and blogger who covers protest movements for Breitbart, adds: "It's important that Americans not be lulled into a false sense of security by such an oversimplification. While it's been proven that funders like (billionaire George) Soros and the Democrat party have paid protest organizers and some protesters, groups like the violent Black Bloc typically aren't motivated by money, but instead come to protests because of their anti-American ideology, base criminal desires and thrill seeking."

Opponents of President-elect Donald Trump's have accused him of "inspiring violence" and bringing out the worst in people. Wrong. The active and passive sponsors of left-wing political mayhem are the ones guilty of enabling it over the past quarter-century. Restoring peace and justice starts with restoring law and order. Either you're against the rule of the mob or you're with it.

Michelle Malkin is host of "Michelle Malkin Investigates" on Her email address is

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