Monday, April 24, 2017

Binocular Snapshot for 04/24/2017

Trump has accomplished something more significant in his first 100 days than any president in recent memory has done: the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court,
President Trump's success in placing the 49-year-old Gorsuch on the Supreme Court will affect the direction of our country for a generation, indeed, Trump can count every 5-4 decision over the next three decades that goes conservatives' way as one of his "First 100 Days" a accomplishments, no other modern president can claim to have had that kind of lasting impact in so short a time.
Trump's predecessors' early achievements were not as impactful, case in point President Obama's stimulus (with its false promise of "shovel-ready" jobs) is long forgotten.
George W. Bush's tax cuts were not signed until June and were partially repealed by his successor.
Trump also did something in his first 100 days that his predecessor could not bring himself to do in his entire second term, he enforced Obama's red line against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Trump didn't wring his hands, he acted quickly and decisively, and in so doing restored U.S. credibility on the world stage that Obama had squandered.
He underscored the message by dropping the MOAB (aka "Mother of All Bombs") on an Islamic State hideout in Afghanistan, his decision to strike the Assad regime at the very moment he was meeting the Chinese president may have set Trump on a course to accomplish something three previous presidents failed to do, enlist China in a real effort to pressure North Korea on its nuclear program.
Those things alone make Trump's first 100 days a success, however, he can also point to other accomplishments, such as signing into law an economic stimulus in the form of 13 resolutions of disapproval revoking regulations imposed by the Obama administration, critics say undoing the actions of previous administration is not a legislative achievement, yes, it is!, rolling back the wet blanket of regulations smothering the economy is critical to restoring job creation in the United States and Trump is acting decisively to do so.
George W. Bush did not sign the No Child Left Behind act until January 2002, nearly a year after taking office, Obama did not sign the Affordable Care Act into law until March 2010, about 14 months after taking office.
On Day 101, the Republicans are still in control both houses of Congress, so while President Trump has done big things, he has plenty of time to get more big things done.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Observational Note

Trump administration’s crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities, sending letters to nine jurisdictions asking for proof that they are cooperating with immigration enforcement and indicating they are at risk of losing federal grants.
The cities are “crumbling under the weight of illegal immigration and violent crime,” in Chicago and in New York City, “In California’s Bay Area, after a raid captured 11 MS-13 members on charges including murder, extortion and drug trafficking, city officials seemed more concerned with reassuring illegal immigrants that the raid was unrelated to immigration than with warning other MS-13 members that they were next!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Binocular Snapshot for 04/20/2017

After last Thursday’s bombing killed 96 Islamic State militants, 13 of them major commanders.
Among the 96 killed in the “Mother of All Bombs” are the following
  • Shahid Omar, member of TTP
  • Brother of Hafiz Saeed
  • Commander Mukhtar, retired Pakistani army officer
  • Commander Abu Bakr, Daesh’s chief of operations
  • Sheikh Weqas, member of Lashkar-e-Taiba
  • Commander Mohammad, an Indian national
  • Geeta, an Indian national
  • Yasir, known as Khurasani, a member of Orakzai tribe
  • Commander Imran, a member of Orakzai tribe
  • Commander Aftab, from Pakistani province of Punjab
  • Hamza Orakzai, a member of Orakzai tribe
  • Commander Hanif Kunari, a member of the Orakzai tribe
  • Hajji Saad Kunari, a member of the Orakzai tribe

Considering the true nature of Washington’s relationship with the Islamic State, including its participation in its creation and perpetuation, the use of the GBU-43/B weapon was more likely done for the benefit of “shocking” US enemies well beyond Afghanistan’s borders.
Getting mostly A’s and B’s, Trump earns his highest marks on fighting terrorism, but when Trump reaches his 100th day in office next week a historical marker for each new administration, "No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days, that includes on military, on the border, on trade, on regulation, on law enforcement, and on government reform"
New survey by Morning Consult/POLITICO found the president’s supporters are sticking with the Trump train, even as it switches tracks.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Observational Note

Amateur and professional, caused traffic jams along the Southern Shore highway over Easter weekend 
As hundreds jostled to see the hulking mountain of ice.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Info on Tap

Trump long lost sister Theresa May in an unexpected statement delivered at Downing Street on Tuesday morning, May announced that the government would seek to hold a general election on June 8.
It will shore up May's strategy for Brexit, voting for the Conservative party, the British people will be giving May a mandate to carry out Brexit the way she sees fit.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Observational Note

Rather than pulling out our pocketbooks, we should be taking off our shoes, and lobbing them at Bush for his naked attempts to elide his responsibility for the enormity of suffering he created for those in "other" lands he had no trouble ravaging, as well as for his own countrymen and women.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

From The Cabinet & Advisors

US Defense Secretary James Mattis holds a press conference at the Pentagon

Nikki Haley: the rising star of American politics who puts Boris to shame
Ms Haley’s performance at the emergency Security Council meeting, holding up victims’ photographs from the Idlib chemical attacks “we cannot close our minds to these pictures” was viewed across the world and helped shape the international reaction to the missile strikes which followed to be better than could be expected, while also being praised in America.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Observational Note

LastDayWatchers understand regarding #45 who is really #44

He is moving “forward” at speeds Obama could not even dream of.
Trump speed is the new normal, some will call it flip-flopping, but that’s not what it is, Trump is dodging and weaving through reality faster than the reality can react to disrupt his plans.
Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr on Tuesday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that he risked suffering the same fate as slain Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi if he did not step down.

The maverick cleric had last week condemned the suspected deadly use of chemical weapons by Assad’s forces against civilians, becoming a rare Shiite leader to openly challenge the Syrian president’s legitimacy, Sadr issued a new statement on Tuesday that reiterated his position.

“I have urged him to step down to preserve the reputation of the Mumanaa and to escape a Kadhafi fate,” he said, using a word that refers to a so-called anti-Western “resistance front”  Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Iran, and Syria.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Observational Note

Friends & foes alike faulted Obama for not following through on his threat to retaliate, when Syria gassed over 1,400 of its own people in 2013, Mr. Obama would counter that he had actually achieved a better result through an agreement with President Bashar al-Assad to surrender all of his chemical weapons.
After last week, even former Obama aides assume that he will have to rethink his memoir because more than 80 civilians were killed in what Western analysts called a sarin attack by Syrian forces, a chilling demonstration that Obama agreement did not succeed, Obama presidency and privately conceded that his legacy would suffer.
The defense was that Obama got all of Assad chemical weapons out, and now that defense is shown to be plainly false, indeed a lie, therefore, Obama will never be able to live this down, nor should he.
Here is what My People are saying
  • Too bad they crossed it, already.

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  • Leon Davis's profile photo
    +Normand Turl can you say more on that?

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  • Leon Davis's profile photo
    +Normand Turl I think I get what you are saying, in the fact that 80 people were already killed with red line chemical gas, which make you wonder why Obame didn't prevent Assad with the ability to carry out gas attack when over 1,400 people were killed in 2013.

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  • Normand Turl's profile photo
    +Leon Davis Exactly.

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  • Emmett Blount's profile photo
    Obama failed on Syria,
    Just like he failed with the RESET WITH RUSSIA,
    (See Crimea, Ukraine)

    Just like he failed with the PIVOT TO ASIA,
    (See Military islands in south China seas)

    Just like he failed with the IRAN DEAL (See Paying terrorist 100Billion$$)

    Just like he failed with the Obamacare
    (See Premium cost, doctor loss and the fact it will be repealed & replaced)

    Shall on go on?

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  • Boo May's profile photo
    Thanks +Leon Davis you have a way of pointing out the truth!

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  • Boo May's profile photo
    +Emmett Blount Also failed on the Boarders & Sanctuary Cities

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  • Hope Collison's profile photo
    What about Lybia ?

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  • Hope Collison's profile photo
    Fast & Furious ?

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  • Scott Sportman's profile photo
    I'm just glad he FAILED IN GETTING HILLARY ELECTED!

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  • May 15th Prophecy's profile photo
    Indeed FAILURE WILL BE OBAMA LEGACY income gap widen especially for black during his administration but the worst to me is the fact NO ONE WENT TO JAIL DURING THE BAILOUTS!

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  • Normand Turl's profile photo
    +May 15th Prophecy All part of the plan, of man. But GOD.....HALLELUJAH....will have the last word. So be it.