Trump Denies Military Aircraft for Nancy Pelosi’s Foreign Trip During Shutdown

While awfully petty of Trump, have to admit this is kinda funny… tit for tat publicity stunt is par for the course in politics.

US President Donald Trump (R) listens while presumptive Speaker, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) makes a statement to the press before a meeting at the White House December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, demanding that she cancel her upcoming trip to Europe and the Middle East.

“Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed,” he wrote, informing the speaker that she could “reschedule” the weeklong trip abroad when the shutdown was over.

The president used a similar tone of Pelosi’s letter sent on Wednesday, urging him to cancel his State of the Union speech on January 29.

“I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the strong border security movement to end the shutdown,” he wrote.

He offered Pelosi the chance, however, to allow her to make the trip by flying on commercial flights instead of a taxpayer-funded military jet.

“Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” he said.

The president added that he “looked forward” to meeting with Pelosi in the future to make a deal to end the shutdown.

Read the letter below:

PHOTOS: Democrats Stuck on Bus After Donald Trump Cancels Foreign Trip

Confused Democrat lawmakers were left sitting idle on a military bus near the Capitol after President Donald Trump postponed their seven-day foreign trip as the partial government shutdown continues.

Photos shared to social media purport to show Democrats on a U.S. Air Force bus traveling to the airport when they received word that their access to a military plane had been blocked:

Chad Pergram

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Fox is told CapHill security officials got an emergency call from the Pentagon canceling the overseas trip due to shutdown. No one here knows if the trip is going to happen or not. Lots of confusion

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Jason Donner

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House Members sitting on an Air Force bus b/t the Longworth and Rayburn House Office Buildings waiting to see if they are still going overseas after Trump cancelled the trip.

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Bus taking lawmakers on codel just left Capitol Hill. Lawmakers on board. Unknown who on board and whether Speaker Pelosi was or not

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USAF bus back on Capitol plaza. Mbrs getting off bus & going back into Capitol

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Bus circled around and dropped lawmakers off at Capitol. Rep Adam Schiff came off “I don’t have any comment”

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The bus went around the block and back to the Capitol where members eventually got off.

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Emily Goodin

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Bus leaving Capitol grounds. A few people still on board. Unknown who

One video shows House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) exiting the bus in front of the Capitol building:

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Members including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff getting off the bus in front of the Capitol.

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Leo Shane III

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Bus for lawmakers on Pelosi’s codel is circling Capitol Hill, awaiting some definitive answers.

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Jason Donner

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The bus circled the block again…and is back again…

House Speaker Pelosi and other Democrats planned to depart around 3:00 p.m. Eastern Thursday for her overseas trip, according to the White House.

Drew Hamill, the speaker’s chief of staff, issued the following statement in response to the cancelation:

 “The CODEL to Afghanistan included a required stop in Brussels for pilot rest. In Brussels, the delegation was scheduled to meet with top NATO commanders, U.S. military leaders and key allies–to affirm the United States’ ironclad commitment to the NATO alliance. This weekend visit to Afghanistan did not include a stop in Egypt. The purpose of the trip was to express appreciation and thanks to our men and women in uniform for their service and dedication, and to obtain critical national security & intelligence briefings from those on the front lines. The President traveled to Iraq during the Trump Shutdown as did a Republican CODEL led by Rep. Zeldin.”

In a letter to Pelosi on Thursday, President Trump wrote that due to the shutdown, a trip to Egypt, Brussels, and Afghanistan would be delayed, declaring, “In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I’m sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate.”

“I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the strong border security movement to end the shutdown,” the president continued.

Pelosi is welcome to fly on a commercial aircraft to make the trip, he told the House speaker.

Read the full letter below:

 

While the shutdown drags on, on Thursday, the State Department instructed all U.S. diplomats in Washington and elsewhere to return to work next week with pay, saying it had found money for their salaries, at least temporarily, despite the ongoing government shutdown.

In a notice to staff posted online and sent to employees, the department said it had found money to pay most of its employees, beginning Sunday or Monday, for their next pay period. They will not be paid for time worked since the shutdown began in December until the situation is resolved, said the notice, which was signed by Deputy Under Secretary for Management William Todd.

President Trump declined to address the stalemate over the speech Thursday during a visit to the Pentagon, simply promising that the nation will have “powerful, strong border security,” including $5.7 billion in funding to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg “will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court in January, 2019” says same news source that accurately reported her cancer

Image: Ruth Bader Ginsburg “will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court in January, 2019” says same news source that accurately reported her cancer

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by: 

(Natural News) Rumors are circulating that Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seriously ill and will soon either retire from the court or pass away.

The Santa Monica Observer, the same small paper that correctly reported RBG’s cancer condition before it was widely acknowledged, is now reporting that RBG has contracted pneumonia and will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court “in January, 2019.” Astonishingly, the story was first published by the SM Observer in September of 2018, demonstrating once again how the paper was months ahead of everybody else.

As the paper reports:

She has told key Democratic members of the Senate about her medical condition, including ranking Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee Dianne Feinstein. This explains in part the “take no prisoners” attitude of the Democrats during the Kavanaugh nomination, carefully orchestrating weak 37 year old allegations against Kavanaugh by Women he barely remembers knowing in High School and College.

Left-wing propagandists (i.e. “journalists”) are fully aware that if Trump remains in office for a few more months, he will be able to appoint yet another conservative justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. This is why there’s total panic across the Left-o-verse; because the prospect of a 6-3 Supreme Court with liberals out-voted two to one is an unbearable thought to uber-liberals. These are the same people, remember, who are triggered by the word “family” — a concept that causes them to break down into total panic.

The Left has, for decades, relied on the Supreme Court to establish “law” in America that could never get passed on Congress because it would be too unpopular. Abortion, gay marriage, union fee confiscations from workers and many other issues have all been dictated by the court, often in complete contradiction to the will of the People as reflected through Congress.

Is the SM Observer correct about January, 2019? It will likely be close…

Last week when I appeared on the Alex Jones Show as a health commentator, I publicly predicted that Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be gone from the court before the 2020 election. Privately, I have long thought she would not even make it through 2019, even as I have also publicly offered to help her survive cancer with natural medicine strategies if only her staffers would reach out for advice. Then again, establishment people frequently die from their twisted beliefs in toxic western medicine, and Ginsburg appears to be no different. She underwent chemotherapy for a previous bout of cancer several years ago, and the chemo is no doubt what’s killing her now.

I don’t wish death or suffering upon anyone, including Ginsburg. But as much as I don’t believe in being vindictive toward wrong-headed SCOTUS justices, I do believe in cause and effect. If you poison your body with chemotherapy, it will eventually kill you. Even if you sit on the bench. RBG is not immune to the laws of chemistry. None of us are.

Thus, Ginsburg appears to be suffering the consequences of her own unwise decisions, and a person who would poison their own body in a distorted, ignorant effort to “treat” cancer is also the same kind of person who would advocate the poisoning of a nation with wrongheaded policies that kill the patient, so to speak. Her self destruction with toxic chemotherapy is a reflection of her failed ideology which is also destructive on a national scale.

Chemotherapy is killing Ginsburg… so why isn’t the Left protesting the quack-filled cancer industry?

Chemotherapy causes immunosuppression, and if Ginsburg really has pneumonia as is being reported by the SM Observer, her body’s ability to respond to that infection has already been severely compromised by the chemotherapy poisoning.

It’s also relevant to point out that chemotherapy causes “chemo brain” — a form of brain damage caused by the chemical weapons that are mislabeled “chemotherapy agents.” Ginsburg’s chemo brain has been obvious for years, and the toxic effects of chemotherapy are increasingly evident in her toxic court decisions that poison the nation with what might be called “judicial toxins.” Like all liberals on the court, Ginsburg has zero respect for the rule of law in America and believes that the role of Supreme Court justices is to override both the legislative and executive branches of government with a fanatical progressive agenda. Far from operating with humility and honor, Ginsburg strove to assert false power over the law of the land by inventing intent where non existed, all while ignoring the real intent of our nation’s founders who specifically limited the power of the Supreme Court in order to halt the rise of the very kind of left-wing tyranny we’re seeing today.

Ginsburg’s imminent retirement from the highest court is a tremendous gift to America for the simple reason that her ideology is destructive; her cognitive function has been chemically impaired; and her continued existence on the court remains a threat to the individual liberties and civil rights of all Americans. We do not celebrate the illness of anyone, but we do celebrate the restoration of health for our constitutional republic.

Again, we don’t wish her any harm or ill-will, but we recognize that her retirement from the court is a blessing for the future of our nation. Barring some unlikely miracle, RBG will be gone from the court in the next few months, and the battle for the next Supreme Court nominee will begin.

If you thought the Democrats’ total circus of lunacy surrounding the Kavanaugh confirmation was a spectacle, you haven’t seen anything yet. The radical Left will go completely insane over Trump getting to nominate yet another conservative to the court: Most likely Amy Barrett.

This is why the lunatic Left is going for broke right now, rolling out massive censorship, calls for impeachment, trying to block Trump’s State of the Union address and more. They are about to be defeated for generations to come, and if Barrett gets confirmed, you’re going to see liberals leaping off bridges and tall buildings just to stop the torture of every waking moment, living in a society where the Supreme Court is not run by radical activist liberal judges.

All this underscores why elections matter. Or, as Obama said, “elections have consequences.”

And so does chemotherapy.

Mayor of New York is Karl Marxing again

 

Tangential note: Prior to 2019, the Democratic [Socialist] Party of New York State “just” controlled one of the two chambers in the Legislature (the House), and the Governorship, and the Courts. Now, in 2019, on top of that, they also control the other chamber in the Legislature (the Senate). Now, day-by-day, in just the past few weeks, New York State has been moving even more aggressively, putting more laws in place to further implement their socialist, “Californication” utopia agenda. Go to Empire Report New York (empirereportnewyork [dot] com) for the fast-moving, daily coverage. (See also “presscalifornia [dot] com”).

On to New York City. We have this from ZeroHedge (1/12/2019): “New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took to the stage on Thursday to deliver his State of the City address – the sixth such one he has delivered since being in office. The theme was clear: money in the city is in the wrong hands and needs to be redistributed to others.”

On that note, let’s take a little trip down memory lane, taking a look again at De Blasio’s rhetoric and how socialism leaves the creative individual producers (the people) in the lurch…

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The mayor of New York embraces Karl Marx

September 2017

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!”(Karl Marx, 1875)

At infowars [dot] com, Kelen McBreen has unearthed a stunning statement NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio made to New York Magazine:

De Blasio: “What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be. I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs. And I would, too. Unfortunately, what stands in the way of that is hundreds of years of history that have elevated property rights and wealth to the point that that’s the reality that calls the tune on a lot of development… Look, if I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents. That’s a world I’d love to see, and I think what we have, in this city at least, are people who would love to have the New Deal back, on one level. They’d love to have a very, very powerful government, including a federal government, involved in directly addressing their day-to-day reality.”

Boom.

The elimination of private property rights is one of the primary tenets of extreme socialism/Communism.

And of course, the disposition of private property—the takeover—would be achieved by government.

So for those people who think the rising tide of socialism is just a myth, you now have the mayor of the world’s most powerful city advocating it publicly and openly.

And the response of the mainstream press?  A yawn, and silence.

Or to put it another way, bland acceptance.

Private property was one of the basic issues Ayn Rand, the most reviled and adored novelist of the 20th century, explored in depth.  Here are several statements she uncompromisingly offered:

“Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life. The man who produces while others dispose of his product, is a slave.”

“The doctrine that ‘human rights’ are superior to ‘property rights’ simply means that some human beings have the right to make property out of others; since the competent have nothing to gain from the incompetent, it means the right of the incompetent to own their betters and to use them as productive cattle. Whoever regards this as human and right, has no right to the title of ‘human’.”

“You cannot force intelligence to work: those who’re able to think, will not work under compulsion; those who will, won’t produce much more than the price of the whip needed to keep them enslaved. You cannot obtain the products of a mind except on the owner’s terms, by trade and by volitional consent. Any other policy of men toward man’s property is the policy of criminals, no matter what their numbers.”

In a half-sane society, private property rights would be debated in depth at every college, without interference.  But that is no longer possible, owing to censorship of speech.

Beyond this restriction, students aren’t equipped with tools of analysis to approach the subject.  Instead, they’re indoctrinated with vapid generalities.

As I’ve detailed in several recent articles, the rank promotion of socialism has nothing to do with “power to the people.”  Socialism is an elite strategy, boosted by Globalists as a way of gaining control of governments and populations.

Their pretense of “share and care” is a mask behind which they are instituting a worldwide management system.  They, not the people, will own the means of production, and they will determine the distribution of goods and services.

Instead of solving the problem of predatory mega-corporations, “socialism” will elevate those corporations to even greater heights of power.

As just one example—what president of the US stood for, and promoted, the greatest degree of socialism?  That would be Franklin Roosevelt, who presided over the New Deal and World War 2.  How did he rein in corporations and prosecute their crimes?  Are you kidding?

Consider Charles Higham’s classic, Trading with the Enemy:

“What would have happened if millions of American and British people, struggling with coupons and lines at the gas stations, had learned that in 1942 Standard Oil of New Jersey [part of the Rockefeller empire] managers shipped the enemy’s [Germany’s] fuel through neutral Switzerland and that the enemy was shipping Allied fuel? Suppose the public had discovered that the Chase Bank in Nazi-occupied Paris after Pearl Harbor was doing millions of dollars’ worth of business with the enemy with the full knowledge of the head office in Manhattan [the Rockefeller family among others?] Or that Ford trucks were being built for the German occupation troops in France with authorization from Dearborn, Michigan? Or that Colonel Sosthenes Behn, the head of the international American telephone conglomerate ITT, flew from New York to Madrid to Berne during the war to help improve Hitler’s communications systems and improve the robot bombs that devastated London? Or that ITT built the FockeWulfs that dropped bombs on British and American troops? Or that crucial ball bearings were shipped to Nazi-associated customers in Latin America with the collusion of the vice-chairman of the U.S. War Production Board in partnership with Goering’s cousin in Philadelphia when American forces were desperately short of them? Or that such arrangements were known about in Washington and either sanctioned or deliberately ignored?”

If you want a modern example of “socialism” at work, consider another soft promoter of this philosophy, President Barack Obama, and his response to one of the most predatory of corporations, Monsanto, and other food giants.

From Scott Creighton, “Obama Pitches India Model of GM Genocide to Africa”:

“At the G8 Summit held two weeks ago at Camp David, President Obama met with private industry and African heads of state to launch the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, a euphemism for monocultured, genetically modified crops and toxic agrochemicals aimed at making poor farmers debt slaves to corporations, while destroying the ecosphere for profit.”

“But African civil society wants no part of this latest Monsanto aligned ‘public private partnership.’ Whatever will the progressives do now that their flawless hero has teamed up with their most hated nemesis [Monsanto] to exploit an entire continent like they did to India not that long ago?…”

“With a commitment of $3 billion, Obama plans to ‘partner up’ with mega-multinationals like Monsanto, Diageo, Dupont, Cargill, Vodafone, Walmart, Pepsico, Prudential, Syngenta International, and Swiss Re because, as one USAID representative says ‘There are things that only companies can do, like building silos for storage and developing seeds and fertilizers.’

“Of course, that’s an outrageous lie. Private citizens have been building their own silos for centuries. But it’s true that only the biowreck engineers will foist patented seeds and toxic chemicals on Africa.”

Obama? A socialist warrior against corporations on behalf of the people? It’s long past the time for ripping that false mask away.

Socialism?  Power to the people?  Share and care?  Special concern for the downtrodden?

Socialism is a means for government to gain ironclad control of the means of production by colluding with mega-corporations.

That collusion, that tight partnership has been called fascism.  And that’s what socialism turns out to be.

To the degree that governments are socialist, in England, the US, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Russia, China, Canada, Australia and other countries, that’s the pattern.

It would evolve into the same pattern in New York, where Mayor Bill De Blasio is blowing smoke up everybody’s backside, with his remarks about people-power and strong government taking over private property.

If the mayor wants to prove otherwise, let’s see him go after the most mighty anti-people corporation in his city: Goldman Sachs.  Let’s see him lead a no-holds-barred prosecution of that outfit’s crimes.

Let’s see him attack the company that is running a significant chunk of Donald Trump’s presidency.