The son of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro threatened to "take the White House" with guns if the U.S. military intervened in the country, as President Trump considered Friday. "If the U.S. soils the homeland, the rifles would come to New York and take the White House," Nicolas Maduro Guerra said, according to Politico. The White House is in Washington, D.C. and not New York. Trump said Friday the U.S. has "many options for Venezuela." "And by the way I am not going to rule out a military option," Trump added. Trump´s comments came after the U.S. imposed sanctions on allies
how is he going to get here? Swim?If they don´t have money for TP then how are they going to fund a trip to the WH? This loon and the crazy fat boy have much in common. Or is it that they all come down to the last thing they have, false pride.
FTA "If the U.S. soils the homeland, the rifles would come to New York and take the White House,"...wasn´t it a Japanese Admiral who once said ´I would never invade he United States because there would be a gun behind every blade of grass´??? This little pipsqueak has obviously never studied any history...
#5 get a map and line up Venezuela, Colombia where an allied group has got itself guaranteed legislative representation, Panama where a Chinese firm has bought facilities at both ends, and see what you see.
In the world of oil trading, Venezuela´s oil will soon belong to the Chinese. Refineries in the US set up to refine Venezuelan oil will soon be buying the product from the Chinese. And the glassy eyed progressives will see no hint of colonialism on China´s part - nope, thats something only western societies do - the Chinese are authoritarian dictators, and they cannot be colonial powers. I remember a bit of history. Mr Trump is probably referring to a bit of forgotten history called the Monroe Doctrine when he stated the US may need to take action. Trolls should google that.
“The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter.” Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) The Maltese Falcon, 1941
I understand that the daughter of Hugo Chávez and another connected individual are billionaires, no doubt to some really hard hard work. Real hard. There´s no telling how much they skimmed from the country´s oil revenues. But comparatively oil is worth peanuts. The cocaine business, especially protected by the Castros and Cuba, continues to boom. Colombia, a wavering ally in the war against the cartels, has essentially surrendered to the drug involved, communist FARC, and Ecuador to the west is another communist paradise. So is the Bolivia of Évo Morales. There´s plenty of trouble in the back yard of our hemisphere.
SEOUL/TOKYO- U.S. President Donald Trump´s speech to the United Nations, where he warned he would "totally destroy" North Korea if threatened, reinforced the need for Pyongyang to realise it must give up its nuclear weapons, South Korea said on Wednesday. In a hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man" for his repeated ballistic missile tests. "We view the speech as portraying a firm and specific stance on the key issues regarding keeping peace and safety that the international community and the United Nations are faced
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton implored federal employees to remain in their posts despite their political opposition to President Donald Trump Tuesday night on her first book tour stop in Washington, D.C. Clinton urged federal employees to “Stick it out, stick it out, because the tide has to turn,” during a book signing event at the Warner Theatre, Politico reports. She asked that they not resign despite the “disregard, even contempt, among many in this administration about what federal workers know and what they’ve done, and the advice they can give.” Clinton cited the heightened tensions between the U.S.
Former Obama communications director Jen Psaki said Tuesday that Sen. Robert Menendez´s (D., N.J) excuses for failing to repay a major gift "didn´t really pass the smell test." Menendez is currently standing trial in federal court on 12 corruption-related charges, including six counts of bribery. His case stems from his long and seemingly lucrative relationship with mega-donor and Florida ophthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen. Psaki appeared on CNN´s "The Lead," where host Jake Tapper played a 2013 clip in which CNN reporter Dana Bash asked Menendez why he took so long to pay back $60,000 for multiple flights with Melgen. Menendez
The Washington Post reports that a "chilling new study´ shows that large numbers of college students are hostile to free speech. They believe that shouting down speakers they don´t like and committing violence against them is acceptable. They fail to recognize that ´hate speech´ is protected by the First Amendment." According to columnist Catherine Rampell: A fifth of undergrads now say it´s acceptable to use physical force to silence a speaker who makes "offensive and hurtful statements." That´s one finding from a disturbing new survey of students conducted by John Villasenor, a Brookings Institution senior fellow and University of California
Angry parents expressed outrage after actress Janine Turner’s “conservative” presentation on the Constitution to fifth and sixth graders at Eubanks Middle School in Southlake, Texas. Turner, the founder of “Constituting America,” spoke to the middle schoolers on Sept. 12 about patriotism and the meaning of America’s founding document. She gave a lecture to promote “civic engagement and understanding of constitutional rights,” the mission of her nonpartisan organization. “‘Constituting America’ seeks to promote the Constitution for students of all ages,” according to its website. (Tweet) “The program itself was great as she talked about love for country and being a good
In his first speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, President Trump put the rogue regimes of Iran and North Korea noticed by calling on the world to stand up to their threatening ways. But NBC Nightly News took acceptation to Trump’s targeting of Iran and defended them in an interview Anchor Lester Holt had with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. “And minutes before President Trump ripped Iran in that nuclear deal in his speech today, I sat down with Iran´s President Hassan Rouhani who pointed out U.N. watchdog in charge of policing Iran’s nuclear activities has thus far found Iran
President Donald Trump taunted the Emmy Awards and its strong anti-Trump bent on Tuesday, pointing out the show´s low ratings in a tweet. Hosted by liberal comedian Stephen Colbert, Sunday´s Emmys contained dozens of Trump jokes and criticisms from Colbert and the largely progressive crowd of presenters and award-winners. Trump appeared to reference their criticisms of him by saying the "smartest people" are the "deplorables," a term Hillary Clinton infamously coined for many of Trump´s supporters. "I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night—the worst ever. Smartest people of them all are the
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called it “unconscionable” that California lawmakers passed a sanctuary state bill that stops local police from cooperating with federal authorities to deport illegal immigrants. “The bill risks the safety of good law enforcement officers and the safety of the neighborhoods that need their protection the most,” Sessions said during a speech in Portland, Oregon. “There are lives and livelihoods at stake.” State legislators in California passed sanctuary state legislation over the weekend that bolsters protections for illegal immigrants in the state. The legislation will now be considered by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who has
All righty then. Looks like we may have a big problem. Remember in March when President Trump tweeted this shocking item? “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” And, “How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!.” Heads exploded. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey scowled, “Donald Trump should just do the right thing and apologize to Barack Obama, there is no evidence ... it is absolutely not true.” Sen. Liz Warren was
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Allies of establishment-backed Senate candidate Luther Strange, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are in full panic mode over the Senate race here just a week away. The Senate Leadership Fund, a PAC affiliated with McConnell, has dumped another nearly million dollars into Alabama to try to sway the race toward Strange and away from conservative Judge Roy Moore. Politico’s Jake Sherman first reported the extra money that Senate Leadership Fund is pumping into Alabama, an extra $830,000 in cash for Strange. (Tweet) This comes after millions upon millions that Senate Leadership Fund has already spent for
Celebrity scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson appeared on CNN, Sunday, to lecture those he deemed too stupid to accept the linkage of climate change to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Proving he should stick to science on TV, deGrasse pompously botched history: “Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president, signed into law in 1963 — a year when he had important things to be thinking about — the National Academy of Sciences.” Of course, Lincoln had been dead for 98 years in 1963. (The bill creating the National Academy of Science was signed by Lincoln on March 3, 1863.) Tyson added, “Because he
Journalism is in crisis. After some much-needed self-examination, however, reporters are finally beginning to figure out why many Americans are souring on their industry: They’ve been too critical of the Democratic Party. The trend was evident in 2016, when media outlets decided to focus on Hillary Clinton’s corruption, favor trading, and subsequent cover-up attempts. As any journalism professor could tell you, the purpose of reporting is to answer basic questions, like Who? What? When? Where? Why? And does this story help bolster the chances of the Democratic Party’s candidate or not? (Tweet) So sayeth self-styled journalism ethicist Jay Rosen, and
A Texas woman has been getting ridiculed online for being “too sensitive” after she blasted the arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby for selling faux raw cotton stalks — which she found offensive. “This decor is WRONG on SO many levels,” Daniell Rider posted on Facebook this past Thursday, along with a photo of the phony textile plants. “There is nothing decorative about raw cotton…A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves,” she said. “A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘decor.´” Rider, who is black, appeared to take the picture of the cotton herself
Hillary Clinton told host Terry Gross on NPR’s “Fresh Air” Monday that she may challenge the results of the 2016 presidential election. “No, I wouldn’t rule it out,” Hillary said in a response to a question asking if she would “rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election.” Clinton stated that she believes the Russian government influenced the election in favor of Trump, and that this could make the outcome illegitimate. “[Trump knew] they were trying to do whatever they could to discredit me with emails, so there’s obviously a trail there… There’s no doubt they influenced the election: We now know more
The Big Idea: If I had to stock Hillary Clinton’s new memoir in a bookstore, I’d be tempted to place it in a section on self-help or bereavement. “What Happened” was quickly strip-mined for political nuggets after its publication last Tuesday. As I went through it over the weekend, though, what struck me most was how the wounded Democrat coped after her crushing defeat last November. In short, Clinton has read voraciously and eclectically — for escape, for solace and for answers. The collection of works that she cites across 494 pages showcases a top-flight intellect and would make for a compelling graduate school seminar.
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” while reacting to President Donald Trump’s speech at United Nations, former White House press secretary for the Obama administration Josh Earnest said the overall speech lacked “coherence,” and Trump mocking North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un was “foolish.” Earnest said, “Having sat in the hall of the United Nations where the president of the United States delivers an address for gathered world leaders — that’s something I did for the last three years—what you know world leaders are looking for in that room is a coherent strategy for taking on the biggest challenges around the
Climate change poses less of an immediate threat to the planet than previously thought because scientists got their modelling wrong, a new study has found. New research by British scientists reveals the world is being polluted and warming up less quickly than 10-year-old forecasts predicted, giving countries more time to get a grip on their carbon output. (Snip) The discrepancy means nations could continue emitting carbon dioxide at the current rate for another 20 years before the target was breached, instead of the three to five predicted by the previous model. “When you are talking about a budget of 1.5
Union — A violent brawl over the weekend between two couples at a local Walmart was captured on video showing punches being exchanged as children watched and attempted to intervene. The video appears to show the two couples fighting Saturday near the jewelry section in the store on Springfield Road in Union. (Snip) The two men can be seen exchanging blows as the two women brawl at the same time. A third woman can be seen attempting to break up the fight between the two women with two young children also trying to intervene. Dozens of customers looked on at the ensuing
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown of California compared President Donald Trump supporters to prehistoric cave dwellers Monday during a New York climate event. Brown, an outspoken Trump critic, issued an usually harsh derision of Trump supporters after dismissing the president’s rhetoric on climate change science and U.S. policy toward North Korea as “stupid and dangerous and silly.” “They’re both kind of very similar,” Brown said. “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.” Brown attended the climate event, which coincided with the U.N. meeting in New York,
Liberal Brown University is set to offer segregated dinners for black and Muslim students on the tail of recent Antifa protests that have turned violent over the last few months. Purporting to offer “racial reconciliation,” Brown administrators took a $300,000 grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to “break down racial hierarchies and create a positive narrative about race in the community,” the College Fix reported. The money was supplied by donations by liberal organizations such as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Newman’s Own Foundation. There will be two separate segregated “dinner discussion groups,” one for African
U.S. investigators wiretapped President Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a report by CNN that vindicates the president’s earlier claims, which were mocked as a conspiracy theory. President Trump had tweeted on March 4: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” (Tweet) Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak had reported the day before Trump’s tweet that the Obama administration “sought, and eventually obtained, authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign: continued monitoring the Trump team even when no evidence of wrongdoing was found.” Trump’s claim,
Hillary Clinton on Monday would not rule out the possibility of challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election, saying it’s clear the Russians influenced the outcome and that the legitimacy of President Trump’s victory could be called into question as congressional and independent probes into Russian involvement move forward. (Snip) “I wouldn’t rule it out,” she said, though she quickly admitted there’s virtually no legal path forward, and that challenging election results at this point would be unprecedented. “There are scholars, academics, who have arguments that it would be [possible], but I don’t think they’re on
President Trump disturbed some in the press after vowing in his United Nations speech to "destroy" North Korea should the country attack the U.S. In his speech, Trump referred to North Korean President Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" and said he was on a "suicide mission" in advancing the country´s nuclear weapons development. "The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea," he said. On Twitter, MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell said Trump "threatened to commit a war crime" by threatening North Korea.
The star of HBO´s Insecure proudly spoke about her support for black nominees at the Emmys last night in an awards ceremony that had historic wins for minority stars. ´I´m rooting for everybody black,´ Issa Rae said from the red carpet. ´I am!´ The 32-year-old actress and writer also praised the number of African-Americans recognized for their talents in the TV industry. (Snip) During his speech for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy, he said: ´I want to thank Trump for making black people number one on the most oppressed list. He´s the reason I am probably up here.´