….Stephen, you glorious bastard, I’ve read your stuff ! ~SD
Ken Kachigian, the speechwriter who wrote Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural, said he got the assignment in November, had his first meeting with Reagan in mid-December and wrote a rough draft over the holidays.
“It would be a pretty good idea for him to have a draft on Trump’s desk right after the New Year,” Khachigan advised Miller. “It’s exciting. It’s stressful. It’s a high bar. The most important thing is you don’t want to let the president down.”
One sub-drama is whether Trump will use a teleprompter. He bashed the devices on the trail for months during the primaries — suggesting they be outlawed at one point — only to begin using them at almost all his rallies late in the general election.
Reagan was the last president not to have used a teleprompter for an inaugural address.
Source: Stephen Miller Tapped to Write Trump Inauguration Speech…
But no darkness lasts forever.Two thousand years after the Jews had come to believe that wars were for other people and miracles meant escaping alive, Jewish armies stood and held the line against an empire and the would be empires of the region.And now the flame still burns, though it is flickering. Sixty-eight years is a long time for oil to burn, especially when the black oil next door seems so much more useful to the empires and republics across the sea. And the children of many of those who first lit the flame no longer see the point in that hoary old light.
But that old light is still the light of possibilities. It burns to remind us of the extraordinary things that our ancestors did and of the extraordinary assistance that they received. We cannot always expect oil to burn for eight days, just as we cannot always expect the bullet to miss or the rocket to fall short. And yet even in those moments of darkness the reminder of the flame is with us for no darkness lasts forever and no exile, whether of the body of the spirit, endures. Sooner or later the spark flares to life again and the oil burns again. Sooner or later the light returns.It is the miracle that we commemorate because it is a reminder of possibilities. Each time we light a candle or dip a wick in oil, we release a flare of light from the darkness comes to remind us of what was, is and can still be.
Source: Sultan Knish: The Light of Chanukah
Bet you didn’t know we are a Muslim majority nation With just 28 days left before President-elect Donald Trump assumes office, Barack Obama obsessively flexes his muscle with yet another administra…
Source: Obama kicks America in the teeth on his way out the door | Seeing Red AZ
At some point, people get tired of being murdered. The young German with a taste for politics is going to start to question why he is loyal to people, who show more concern for foreigners than they do for him. A lesson of the French Revolution is that once people begin to question the legitimacy of the system, everything is soon up for grabs. The reckless disregard for their duties, by people like Merkel, is planting the seeds for something much worse than the monthly Exploding Mohamed we see in the news.
Whether or not it is too late to save Europe is open for debate. It is also possible that more sober minded politicians will rise up, push aside the reckless and begin the task of rebuilding their countries. The future is not written and there is no such thing as the tide of history. Even so, it appears Europe is headed for a very ugly and perhaps bloody reckoning. No society can last when its rulers are perpetually at war with its people and that is what Europe is today. At some point, the people will join the war.
Showtime approaches. Place your bets.
Source: Europe’s Bloody Future | Western Rifle Shooters Association
There was no holiday for the U.S. military in the Mideast as airstrikes against ISIS terrorists continued on Christmas Eve.The Defense Department announced Sunday there were 12 airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant over the preceding 24-hour period under Operation Inherent Resolve.Attack and fighter aircraft conducted nine strikes in Syria:Near Ar Raqqah, nine strikes engaged eight ISIS tactical units, destroyed seven fighting positions and a tunnel, and suppressed an ISIL tactical unitBomber and fighter aircraft conducted three strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:Near Al Huwayjah, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed four buildings and two tunnelsNear Al Qaim, a strike engaged two ISIS car bomb factories and a weapons storage facility
Near Mosul, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit, destroyed four buildings, four heavy machine guns, three tactical vehicles, three car bombs, suppressed nine mortar teams and two ISIS tactical unitsThe battle against ISIS has continued daily for over two years, with aircraft carriers and amphibious assault groups from San Diego frequently involved. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group recently entered the area.
Source: No Holiday for Military as Campaign Against ISIS Continues – Times of San Diego
This is the man criticizing North Carolina and calling it Nazi and hating on McCrory and Republicans. Tells me I am on the “right” side!
Democrat’s Muslim Congressman forced to back out of headlining terror-linked Muslim conference taking place during Christmas.
Source: Democrat Keith Ellison Backs Out of Terror-Linked Muslim Conference | Creeping Sharia
Russia did it! I felt safer when the liberals thought Bush did everything 😦