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Juanita Jean-He Even got His Doctor to Lie

Trump and his doctor are lying about his height http://juanitajean.com/he-even-got-his-doctor-to-lie/

Following up on JJ’s earlier post: Trump even has to brag about his height. During the campaign, he boasted that he’s 6′ 3″. During the briefing on his health today, the doctor reported that he’s 6′ 3″. Oh, and that he weighs 239 lbs. At those stats, Trump’s body mass index (BMI) is 29.9 which classifies him as “overweight”. The BMI that would classify him as obese? 30. Trump’s driver’s license says that he’s 6′ 2″. I actually met him about 10 years ago during a pro-am golf tournament, and I can assure you he’s not 6′ 3″ and would be on his toes to be 6′ 2″.

It gets better. It gets a lot better. Jeb Bush actually IS 6′ 3″. Here’s a picture of Jeb and Trump side by side at one of the debates:

Mueller probe would continue during a government shutdown

This makes me smile http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/16/politics/justice-department-special-counsel-shutdown/index.html?sr=twCNNp011618justice-department-special-counsel-shutdown0817PMVODtop&CNNPolitics=Tw

Washington (CNN)The special counsel investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller would be able to continue, even if the federal government shuts down over an impasse on the budget.

A Justice Department spokesperson confirmed to CNN that employees in the special counsel office are considered exempt from furlough and "would continue their operations in the case of a lapse in appropriations."

The shutdown looms for Friday at midnight as congressional and Trump administration negotiators grapple with an agreement to continue funding the government, and some Democrats mull how to force a plan to protect recipients of the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program.

Should Congress and the White House fail to achieve a spending agreement, much of the government will shut down, and federal operations will lapse until a spending plan is passed. During the lapse in funding, however, all employees whose work is not funded by the regular appropriations process are "exempt" from the mandatory furlough that other federal employees have during a shutdown.

No, Trumps approval among black Americans hasnt doubled

From the Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2018/01/16/no-trumps-approval-among-black-americans-hasnt-doubled/?utm_term=.86897a027534

Any objective observer who is at all familiar with poll numbers would see Munro’s article for what it is. Then there’s Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade.

On Tuesday morning’s “Fox and Friends,” the hosts were discussing a survey showing that most 2017 coverage of Trump’s presidency was negative. Kilmeade interjected with some good news.

“Believe it or not,” he said, “through all this negative coverage, they did a survey of 600,000 people about how black America views this president. His numbers have actually doubled in approval. It’s still low, it’s around 25 percent, but it’s doubled since the election.”

Okay. So. First of all, they didn’t do a survey of 600,000 black Americans. Second of all, Kilmeade clearly thinks that saying “600,000” adds heft to the results, which, as we noted above, it doesn’t. Third, Trump’s approval numbers haven’t doubled, for the reasons above — and then some.

Approval numbers necessarily start only when a president takes office; after all, how are you going to evaluate the job performance of someone who doesn’t yet hold a job? Gallup has asked Americans their views of Trump’s job as president since his first week in office, allowing us to compare approval ratings among black Americans from the earliest point to the most recently available ratings (through the end of 2017).

Trump’s approval among black Americans fell nine points from January to December. Rather than doubling, his approval rating among those Americans was actually more than cut in half, dropping from 15 percent to 6 percent.


Weather alert for Houston area

We do not know how to drive on ice or snow in Houston. Tomorrow may be challenging

Question-if there is a govt. shutdown-will trump be allowed to golf or go to Mar Lago?

If allowed, will trump be stupid enough to go golfing during a shutdown?

Top Republican who led Benghazi panel used $150,000 of taxpayer money to settle claim with a fired s

The real reason why Howdy Gowdy is being forced off of the ethics panel is that Howdy Gowdy has no ethics and abuses his staffers http://www.businessinsider.com/trey-gowdy-benghazi-panel-settlement-taxpayer-money-benghazi-hillary-clinton-2017-12

Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina reportedly settled a veteran discrimination and retaliation claim from a former aide for $150,000 in taxpayer funds, according to a Washington Post report published Friday.

The confidential settlement was identified in an Office of Compliance report released on Friday. The Post said it was able to link a mention about the settlements contained in the documents to the claims made by Bradley Podliska, the former staffer, identified by The Post.

Podliska, who was fired in 2015 from the House Benghazi committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, alleged that he was wrongfully terminated in part for his unwillingness to engage in what he believed was a partisan investigation into Hillary Clinton's time as US secretary of state. Podliska alleged that the high-profile investigation focused its attention on Clinton and the State Department after discovering she had used a private email server to conduct government business.

As part of his veteran-discrimination claim, Podliska, an Air Force Reserves officer, alleged that he was discriminated against when he took leave for his service-related obligations.

Watch Joe Arpaio Learn His Pardon Was An Admission Of Guilt

Republicans Have 4 Convicted Criminals Running For Congress In 2018

The GOP is not the party of law and order https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-arpaio-2018-election_us_5a563b5ae4b03417e8743168?section=us_politics

WASHINGTON ― When Joe Arpaio, the former Maricopa County sheriff, announced his Senate candidacy on Tuesday, he became the fourth viable Republican 2018 congressional candidate who’s been convicted of a crime. And like two of the other GOP cons running for office, he has cited his criminal record as a partial justification for his candidacy.

Arpaio was convicted of misdemeanor criminal contempt of court in July 2017 for defying a court order requiring him to stop illegally detaining people he suspected of being undocumented immigrants based on their race. President Donald Trump pardoned him one month later.

The other convicted criminals running for office as Republicans are Don Blankenship, the former head of the coal mining company Massey Energy who is running in the Republican primary to challenge West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D); former Rep. Michael Grimm, who is challenging incumbent Rep. Dan Donovan (R-N.Y.) to reclaim the Staten Island congressional seat he once held; and Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Montana), who is running for re-election.

Oops! White House admits it has zero evidence of voter fraud in 2016 election

Kobach could find no voter fraud https://thinkprogress.org/kris-kobach-voter-fraud-findings-ebe089540ede/

In a court filing on Tuesday, the White House announced that it had not uncovered any preliminary findings of voter fraud in the 2016 election and that it would be destroying confidential voter data initially collected for President Trump’s controversial voter fraud commission, which was disbanded on January 3.

The revelation stands in stark contrast to previous comments made by both Trump and former commission vice chair and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who claimed in an interview with right-wing outlet Breitbart one week ago that all investigation work would be “handed off” to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), implying that Democrats were becoming “uncomfortable” with how much Republicans had discovered thus far.

Trump also claimed previously that the commission — created in May 2017 and charged with identifying “vulnerabilities in voting systems” that could lead to fraud — had uncovered “substantial” findings which would be handed over to DHS.

Tuesday’s court filing contradicted those claims.

“The Commission did not create any preliminary findings,” White House Director of Information Technology Charles C. Herndon said. “In any event, no Commission records or data will be transferred to the DHS or another agency, except to NARA [the National Archives and Records Administration] if required, in accordance with federal law.”

He added that “no Commission member was provided access to the state voter data prior to the Commission’s termination and none has access now.”


The Overwatch league competition starts tomorrow

I am rooting for the Houston Outlaws

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