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Trump Fourth of July Event Cost About as Much as an Obama Hawaii Vacation

So President Trump wants to lead a celebration of the Fourth of July, and all of a sudden liberals are worried about government spending.

The press and the talking heads couldn’t stop jabbering about the cost. But all the money devoted to the event, including a patriotic speech by the president and several grand military flyovers in honor of our servicemen and women, cost about the same amount of Barack and Michelle Obama’s annual vacation to Hawaii.

And nobody in the press, except me, ever complained about this obvious and complete waste of money by the Obamas.

There is no reason Obama couldn’t have taken a perfectly nice winter vacation to Florida, at far lower cost. “Oh, he’s from Hawaii!” People said. So he’s a salmon who must return to his spawning grounds? Give me a break.

Okay, I’ve used the line before I think, but I like it.

The Washington Post reported that the National Park Service diverted about $2.5 million for Trump’s event, and the Defense Department may have spent another $2 million.

Air Force One at the time Obama took most of his trips cost about $180,000 an hour to fly. Based on an estimated 18 hours roundtrip flying time for the jet between Washington and Honolulu, the travel cost alone of Obama’s vacations amounted to around $3.24 million. And that doesn’t include numerous other costs, including flying all kinds of material — like the motorcade — and staff and security out to Hawaii.

Once, Obama even doubled the flying cost by flying there and back twice.

The press is very selective in what it gets outraged about. And these days, it always selects Trump.

Hannity: “Extraordinarily Damning” Info on Corruption at DOJ May be on the Way

Investigating the conduct of the Obama Justice Department, and the Obama White House – and Obama – in probe the Republican presidential campaign should be a priority for the Senate.

Not to mention journalists, most of whom couldn’t care less.

According to the Washington Examiner:

Fox News host Sean Hannity said Monday his sources are telling him information that could soon be released regarding alleged corruption at the Justice Department and FBI will be “extraordinarily damning.”

He made the bold prediction about the so-called “five buckets of information” during an interview with Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz, bringing up the upcoming criminal referralfocusing on the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation.

“There are going to be criminal referrals issued this week by Chairman Nunes,” Hannity said. “There are going to be — the president, I interviewed last week — there will be the FISA applications released. There will be [FBI] 302s released, [and] there will be Gang of Eight material. We’ve identified five buckets of information that will be extraordinarily damning. I know that to be the case, based on all of my sources.”

Obama: We Can Save the World if We Train “a Million Baracks and Michelles”

Barack Obama Monday suggested the best way to preserve the future is for the world to duplicate himself and Michelle, again and again and again.

Obama spoke in Winnipeg, Canada. According to the Washington Examiner:

He told a packed arena at Bell MTS Place how he plans to create a “university for social change” that will serve as a hub for young people in the U.S. and around the world who are skeptical of the “old institutions.”

“If we train them — if we give them skills, support, financing, media training, spotlights, then they’re the ones that are going to carry forward the solutions that we so desperately need,” Obama said.

“If we could form a network of those young leaders, not just in the United States, but around the world, then we got something,” he said, adding, “if we can train a million Baracks and Michelles who are running around thinking they can change the world” hope is achievable.

OMG, can you imagine such a world populated by millions of these two? All the lecturing, posturing, and bad decisionmaking?

Dear God, please do not allow science to advance to the point where this is possible.

The Barack Obama Expressway? Not So Fast

With his giant new “library” on the way, Chicagoans are going to have to deal with the fact that their city is morphing from Chicagoland into Obamaland.

Oh, what has become of the city of Al Capone?

Well, there’s a move afoot to glorify Obama with some pavement, but it looks like someone’s getting steamrolled and doesn’t like it.

From the Washington Examiner:

The family of the namesake of a major road on Chicago’s South Side is pushing back against a mayoral candidate’s suggestion the expressway be rebranded to former President Barack Obama.

Bill Daley, who is running to replace Rahm Emanuel as Chicago’s mayor in February’s election, last week proposed changing the name of the Dan Ryan Expressway, also known as Interstate 90/94. But the Ryan family is upset that Daley, whose father and brother previously served as the city’s mayor, would put forward the idea without seeking their opinion first. Dan Ryan, a former Cook County board president, worked extensively with then-Mayor Richard J. Daley, the current candidate’s father, to build the road. Dan Ryan died suddenly in 1961 before it opened in 1962.

Bill Daley served as White House chief of staff in the Obama administration, as did Emanuel, the outgoing mayor.

“I’m hurt. I feel bad that he didn’t try and contact us to see what we would think,” Daniel B. Ryan III, the namesake’s grandson, 69, told the Chicago Sun-Times this week. “We feel very honored to have this named after our grandfather. Why would you take an honor away from one man to honor another?”

Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam Getting Federal Funding to Preach in Prisons

Of course, the money peaked under Barack Obama. President Trump has nearly eliminated the funding.

I assume a lot of the goal here was to perform conversions to the Nation of Islam. Conversion to radical forms of Islam is a huge problem in the prisons, and many prisoners belong to Farrakhan’s group.

According to the Washington Examiner.

The Nation of Islam and its leaders have received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the U.S. government since 2008 to teach religious study programs for federal prison inmates, according to records reviewed by the Washington Examiner.

A black nationalist group led by Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam preaches that white people are “blue-eyed devils” and Jews are “the synagogue of Satan.” Its leaders have received at least $364,500 in contracts and awards from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice between fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2019.

The funding was designed to provide “Nation of Islam religious services,” “Nation of Islam spiritual guide services,” “Nation of Islam study services,” and other related programming led by the organization’s leaders, according to Bureau of Prison records. The Nation of Islam has been labeled a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Trump Attacked for Treatment of Military By Those Who Nearly Destroyed It

It’s hilarious, truly, to hear the whining from Democrats and the carping in the press about President Trump’s supposed offenses toward our servicemembers.

In recent days, he’s taken a boatload of you-know-what – let’s say, opprobrium – from the left for his treatment of the armed forces members serving on battlefields – and those buried beneath them.

Trump didn’t go visit an American World War I cemetery in France last weekend because of the rain. What a wimp! These boys fought in the trenches and Trump can’t deal with a few raindrops, crowed the left and their allies in the press. Rejected out of hand was his excuse that the Secret Service didn’t want him to shut down French roads on a long, traffic-snarling, and potentially insecure trip to the cemetery once his helicopter was grounded.

Obama Secretary of State John Kerry took to front lines of Twitter to sneer.

It’s great to hear Kerry sounding off while he and his boss presided over such damaging cuts to the military budget. Kerry celebrates our past warfighters even as he screwed our present soldiers, seamen, and aviators. Nice, John.

Trump has received growing criticism in recent days for failing the parachute in to visit with troops in combat zones on holidays, LIKE OBAMA DID! Obama got lots of great press for cutting turkey and slopping cranberry sauce on the plates of U.S. servicemembers. But while he was ladling out the trimmings, he was busy cutting the equipment and manpower they needed to fight and survive, and endangering their lives by restricting their rules of engagement.

If you look closely, you can find buried somewhere on the Washington Post website Tuesday, beneath a few articles slamming Trump, a piece titled, U.S. military edge has eroded to “a dangerous degree,” study for Congress finds.

Now I wonder who is responsible for that?

From the report:

The United States has lost its military edge to a dangerous degree and could potentially lose a war against China or Russia, according to a report released Wednesday by a bipartisan commission that Congress created to evaluate the Trump administration’s defense strategy . . .

The picture of the national security landscape that the 12-person commission sketched is a bleak one, in which an American military that has enjoyed undisputed dominance for decades is failing to receive the resources, innovation and prioritization its leaders need to outmuscle China and Russia in a race for military might reminiscent of the Cold War.

The military balance has shifted adversely for the United States in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, undermining the confidence of American allies and increasing the likelihood of military conflict, the commission found, after reviewing classified documents, receiving Pentagon briefings and interviewing top defense officials.

“The U.S. military could suffer unacceptably high casualties and loss of major capital assets in its next conflict. It might struggle to win, or perhaps lose, a war against China or Russia,” the report said. “The United States is particularly at risk of being overwhelmed should its military be forced to fight on two or more fronts simultaneously.”

Trump finally caved into demands by Democrats who had held military spending increases hostage to hiking up already-soaring domestic outlays, allowing both categories of spending to increase. Obama, the commander in chief, was never able to put the nation’s security above his pique at Republicans demanding a slowdown in domestic spending.

Because I think, in his heart, Obama doesn’t particularly like the military. He’s a peace, love and understanding guy raised by leftists in Hawaii.

Trump is trying to repair the damage he did. Because Obama denied the military what it needed. But he served a nice heap of stuffing.

Video || Trump: “I’ll Never Forgive” Obama for What He Did to the U.S. Military

President Trump Friday spoke to reporters – yet again – as he departed for a trip to Paris, France, saying he would “never forgive” Barack Obama for depleting the U.S. military.

Trump spoke on the South Lawn before departing for a trip to Paris, France. He was responding to a question about Michelle Obama’s new book, “Becoming,” in which she says she will never forgive him for promoting the “birther” theory that her husband was born in Kenya.

Trump said of Barack Obama:

I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly. It was depleted, everything was old and tired. And I came in, and I had to fix it, and I’m in the process of spending tremendous amounts of money . . . What he did to our military made this country very unsafe.

No one criticizes Obama for this obvious fact. And yet, if uses the word “nationalist,” oh by, the republic is finished.

Biggest Jump in Wages Since 2009

Barack Obama and his White House used to brag about the modest employment gains that occurred after he finally started dragging us out of the recession. But Obama was creating what Democrats used to derisively refer to as “McJobs,” low paying and part-time employment that kept the country miserable as the economy expanded at a… Continue Reading

Don’t Be Fooled: The Obamas “Went Low” Plenty of Times

There’s a lot of chatter right now about how former Attorney General Eric Holder, who may be running for president, broke Michelle Obama’s “rule,” that, “When they go low, we go high.” That’s “our motto,” she proclaimed during her 2012 DNC convention speech. Holder invoked it the other day, riffing, “When they go low, we… Continue Reading

Trump Mocks Obama for “Magic Wand” Comment

Not sure where President Trump got this video, but I am sure he likes it. pic.twitter.com/Vh47XjGzpt — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2018 Even the Washington Post Sunday finally admitted that manufacturing jobs are coming back, something every supposedly informed person I’ve listened to in the past few years said was impossible since we… Continue Reading

Trump on Watching Obama Speech: “I Fell Asleep”

Barack Obama Friday delivered a lengthy lecture to students at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign about the sins of the past two years, kicking off his participation in the 2018 Midterm election. President Trump watched, to the extent he could. “I found he’s very good for sleeping,” Trump said. Here’s a sample from the Nyquil… Continue Reading