As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

Happy Thanksgiving!

Good morning. I am going to take a few days off for Thanksgiving. Please use this post as an open thread to talk about whatever is on your mind. I hope you all have a great holiday. For many of us, there is much to be thankful for. This election may have been the last… Continue Reading

Obama Commutes Sentences of Another Batch of Drug Dealers

President Obama today commuted the sentences of another 79 drug dealers, continuing a project that has gained new urgency with the election of Donald Trump, who is unlikely to offer such leniency. According to Politico, Obama has now granted more than 1,000 communications, more than the last 11 presidents combined. “It makes no sense for… Continue Reading

Video || SNL Tries to be a Little More Bipartisan

Perhaps burned by criticism that they were mourning Hillary Clinton’s loss, the folks at Saturday Night Live decided to try to be a little more bipartisan Saturday with a great video nailing liberal elitism, “The Bubble.” The emphasis was still on lampooning Trump. But “The Bubble” seemed to sting a bit more. Continue Reading

Pence Booed at Hamilton Performance; Lectured by Cast

Well, so much for Pence’s Broadway debut. Vice President-Elect Mike Pence Friday evening went to take in a performance of “Hamilton” on Broadway. He was booed by the audience and told by the cast that they are a “diverse” group concerned that the new administration will not “protect us” and “our planet” and “uphold our… Continue Reading

So Far, So Good, Mr. Trump

Today was an historic day. By appointing Sen. Jeff Sessions attorney general, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn national security advisor, and Rep. Mike Pompeo CIA director, Donald Trump is demonstrating that his campaign message was serious. Sessions is the leading voice in the Senate against immigration reform. He is also one of the two or three most… Continue Reading

Video || Kanye: I Would Have Voted for Trump

Because, well, he didn’t vote, but he would have supported Trump. And he says he might run for president himself in 2020. “I loved his approach,” Kanye said of Trump’s performance in the debates. Well, maybe Republicans can make serious inroads into the black community, as I’ve often hoped and predicted. I mean, at some… Continue Reading