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The Obamas Buy a $12M Home on Martha’s Vineyard

The Vineyard, of course, is where they would take two weeks a year in the summers when Barack Obama was president.

Now they can be on vacation all the time. Thirty acres, secluded — no riff raff — seven bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, and 7,000 square feet.

Seems by the state of the country after Obama left office that he was pretty much on vacation most of the time during his presidency too. Or at least, nobody was home, you could say.

According to the Vineyard Gazette:

Former President Obama and his family are now permanent homeowners on Martha’s Vineyard, after completing the purchase today of a large home situated on nearly 30 acres in the coastal perimeter of Edgartown.

The purchase price, recorded at 3:31 p.m. with the Registry of Deeds,  is listed at $11.75 million. The buyer is a nominee trust representing the former First Family. The sellers are Wycliffe Grousbeck and Corinne Basler Grousbeck. Mr. Grousbeck is a private equity investor and owner of the Boston Celtics basketball team.

The sprawling 6,892-square-foot house sits on 29.3 secluded acres fronting the Edgartown Great Pond between Slough Cove and Turkeyland Cove, with views of a barrier beach and the ocean beyond. 

Pelosi Announces Impeachment, Pretending It’s Just What Alexander Hamilton Wanted

I am so tired of hearing the Democrats invoking the Founding Fathers in their impeachment of President Trump.

The Democrats’ policies, ethics, attitudes and even use of the Constitution are so far from what the Founders envisioned for this country, it disgusts me to hear them invoked. Especially for such a partisan exercise.

Anyway, Pelosi sounds like she’s getting ready to exhume James Madison and have him testify before Jerry Nadler’s committee.

Please, Democrats, at least stop sounding like this is something you are doing reluctantly and with a sense of gravitas. Just go ahead and get it over with.

Pelosi Melts Down When Asked If She Hates Trump

Former Fox News reporter James Rosen asked Nancy Pelosi if she hates President Trump.

Which is kind of a silly question, but anyway, it provoked her, as intended.

“I don’t hate anyone,” Pelosi said. “We don’t hate anyone.”

She then continues:

“It has nothing to do with that. I think the president is a coward when it comes to helping our kids who are afraid of gun violence. I think he is cruel when he doesn’t deal with helping our Dreamers, of which we are proud. I think he is in denial about the climate crisis. However, that’s about the election … take it up in the election.”

Um, well, how can you not hate a fella like that?

“Don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that,” Pelosi said. “As a Catholic, I resent you using ‘hate’ in a sentence that references me.”

So now the reporter is anti-Catholic. You can’t ask Catholics if they hate people.

At least Catholics get to participate in identity politics. They’ve mostly been left out.

Trump Schedule || Thursday, December 5, 2019

1:00 pm || Participates in a luncheon with the Permanent Representatives of the United Nations Security Council; Cabinet Room
5:00 pm || Delivers remarks at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony; The Ellipse 
5:45 pm || Delivers remarks at a Christmas Reception; Grand Foyer

All times Eastern

White House Briefly Evacuated for a “Fire Drill”

The alarms went off as the House Judiciary Committee considers impeachment.

I suspect it was an accident. Never heard of a fire drill at the WH before.

Here is some video of the press pretending to be calm while exiting the building. They didn’t know it was a drill, or an error.

Trump Ditches Press Conference and Headed Home After NATO Allies Mock Him

European leaders, led by Canada’s Justin Trudeau, laughed behind his back. Bad idea. According to the Washington Examiner: President Trump cut short his attendance at a NATO leaders’ meeting on Wednesday afternoon, canceling a planned press conference after other leaders were caught on camera giggling about his extended question-and-answer sessions with journalists. Instead, Trump tweeted that after… Continue Reading

Trump Just Using Impeachment Hearings as a Warm-Up Act for Reelection

President Trump is playing the Democrats quite nicely, and the result is that the hearings have only solidified his support. Democrats have moved the needle not one bit, and things are only going to get worse for them. From an opinion piece I have running today on the NBC News website: The public phase of the… Continue Reading

Trump Schedule || Wednesday, December 4, 2019

4:20 am || Participates in an Official Welcome with the NATO Secretary General and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson5:00 am || Participates in a North Atlantic Treaty Organization Plenary Session 7:30 am || Meets with German Chancellor Merkel8:15 am || Participates in a working lunch with the NATO 2%ers9:00 am || Meets with the prime minister of Denmark 9:45 pm || Meets with… Continue Reading