Jeb, why did your brother attack and destabalize the Middle East by attacking Iraq when there were no weapons of mass destruction? Bad info?
Roy Price, the executive in charge of Amazon’s growing investment in movies and television shows, was suspended by the company on Thursday after a Hollywood producer publicly accused him of making unwanted sexual advances toward her.
Price and Weinstein
Mr. Price, the head of Amazon Studios, was accused of lewdly propositioning Isa Dick Hackett, a producer of one of its most popular shows, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published earlier in the day.....read more
Nine days before the New York Times fried psycho control freak Harvey Weinstein for his decade's long orgy of sexually abusing women, degenerate Playboy lifestyle creator Hugh Hefner died - the guy who mainstreamed porn, objectified young women and liberated sex from Judeo-Christian family norms. Could it be that without sick, smutty, hedonistic Hugh they'd be no scandal of Hurricane Harvey II? No swamp cleaning category five cultural shit storm about to engulf liberal, leftist, anything goes Tinsel Town - with many idols crashing to the ground? Isn't Hugh the sick, depraved father of all this decadent West Coast scum? The children of the 60s sexual revolution that he sparked with his magazine war against decency, discipline, restraint and women? The scum who's about to be flushed down the bowl as hundreds if not thousands of actresses and actors great and small come out of the woodwork hurling charges galore (of hetero and homo assault and rape) at big name producers, directors, actors and other rakes?
This purifying storm is happening my friends symbolized by the wild fires raging across the state. Mark my words, by the time Harvey II ends, and most of the worst devastation is done (ruining dozens of power brokers like Harve and big name stars) Donald Trump in comparison will look like a saint - as he sails straight ahead toward a second term laughing as Hollywood, and its Trump hating media allies, crashes and burns.
The Late Show host mentioned how Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Co. and some details about his alleged behavior including how he masturbated into a potted plant in front of a local reporter.
Senator Corker's explanation to the New York Times for his "chaos" remark on Wednesday was that "President Trump's threats to other countries [Iran, North Korea, Venezuela] could be putting us on a path to [the chaos of] World War III." But the same hysterical warnings of starting a third world war were made about Ronald Reagan over his strong, hard-line, confrontational policies toward the Soviet Union with their arsenal socialist nuclear bombs.
Millions of frightened leftist loons marched and rallied across the country and world trying to stop the "Nuclear Cowboy's reckless military build up of conventional and nuclear arms." Duped by Soviet propaganda and fearing the worst they imagined that Reagan would trigger a thermo nuclear war causing massive death from the nuclear exchange followed catastrophic climate change: a NUCLEAR WINTER that would engulf the Earth with thick layers of smoke and dust blocking the Sun; and plunging global temperatures to frigid ice age levels killing agricultural production and freezing or starving much of humanity to death. Ronald Reagan the "amiable" but dangerous "dunce" as Jonathan Schell said was "leading humanity into a nuclear holocaust where the living would envy the dead."
But the Gipper ignored this madness and stayed the course charging ahead overtly and covertly attempting to economically exhaust and defeat our vicious Soviet enemies. And before Reagan left office the Cold War had ended; and two years later broken, busted Soviet Russia collapsed into socialist bankruptcy and death.
Axis of evil partners Iran and North Korea
Unless Donald Trump starts a military conflict with nuclear armed Russia (which the incoherent insane Left is egging him to do), or starts a conflict with China, where else on Earth can he start WW III? With North Korea? Iran? Venezuela? Cuba? They aren't world powers even in combination. And if we went to war with them would Russia or China come to their defense and risk economically crippling nuclear devastation? It's inconceivable!
But is this the frightening nonsense scenario running riot through Corker's paranoid head? Of a nuclear world war fought by major powers over Iran or NoKo? Has he forgotten that World War II started 21 years from the end of WWI? And that it's been 71 years ( more 3x the number) since the end of WW II and the start of the nuclear age, and there hasn't been a third world war despite the 40 year conflict with Russia and international communism? Why? Because of the BOMB. Because of nuclear deterence. Because such a war would be too devastatingly destructive far exceeding the 110 million killed in both world wars.
Either Corker has lost his grip on reality (like so many did in the Reagan era) or he's being dishonest and slanderous in his attack on the President - which many believe is the case. Nevertheless, President Trump's policies and unconventional leadership leading us into World War III is the stuff of fiction and fantasy and shouldn't be taken seriously.
TODAY IS VLADIMIR PUTIN'S 65TH BIRTHDAY
And if on this very special day I were to stab Putin to death with a dagger would it be my knife that killed him? No. If I were to run him over and kill him with my Hummer would it be my truck that killed him? No. If I were to beat Putin to death with a baseball bat would it be my bat that killed him? No. If I were to pistol whip him to death with the butt of my Glock would it be my gun that killed him? No.
But if I shot Putin to death with my gun would it be the gun that killed him? "Yes," say liberals. And if I happen to be member of the NRA and the gun was manufactured by Smith & Wesson are they morally (if not criminally) complicit in Putin's death along with the bullet maker? "Yes," say liberals. The NRA, Smith & Wesson and the bullet maker must be punished for the crime. Go figure.
Anyway, happy 65th birthday Vlad; and may someone shoot your brains out for all the chaos and confusion you caused in this country.
REPOST FROM OCTOBER 2015
ONCE AGAIN BARACK OBAMA IS GUNNING FOR OUR GUNS
MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS WHO SUFFERED GREATLY DURING THE OBAMA YEARS
when Wall Street prospered while Main Street languished couldn't give a damn how much President Trump's tax reform plan (once its finalized) may or may not benefit him personally. If it supercharges the economy boosting growth, productivity, wages and good paying jobs improving their lives and reversing their decade long decline then the 30 states that made Trump president will vote for him again - and this time Michigan won't be won by a hair.
It's a fact that historically presidents have benefited politically from huge tax cuts: In 1924 Calvin Coolidge clobbered Democratic challenger John Davis following massive slashes in taxes, spending and regulations that ended the Wilson Depression and unleashed the Roaring Twenties (see). 40 years later in 1964 President Johnson trounced GOP challenger Barry Goldwater in a 44 state landslide; this followed the implementation of JFK's top to bottom across the board tax cuts that more than doubled GDP from the Eisenhower years (see). In 1984 President Reagan crushed challenger Walter Mondale in a 49 state sweep after making deep cuts in everyone's taxes that ended double-digit unemployment and inflation - the worst recession since the Great Depression (see). Moreover, in 2004 George W. Bush defeated challenger John Kerry in a somewhat close race due to tax cuts which ended the recession caused by 9/11 and Clinton's dotcom market crash (see).
Ironically, Barack Obama in 2010, reneging from political necessity on a campaign pledge, extended ALL the hated Bush tax rates for a period of two years. By preventing Bush's rates from expiring Obama due to a weak recovery from the Great Recession (that lost his party the House) very likely prevented a double dip recession and the loss of his presidency to Mitt Romney.
Indeed, though the US economy under Donald Trump is improving without tax cuts, due mostly to the elimination of growth killing Obama era regulations (and markets, businesses, consumers and the Fed anticipating better times ahead) what happened before going back to Coolidge and three other presidents is likely to happen again: the transformational reform our tax system will win Trump a second term. Now the Congress must do its job and pass his plan for making the middle class prosperous and great again.
In other words, if there's a link between human CO2 and Harvey, Irma and Maria (for which there is no evidence) Trump can't be blamed for it as he's a new comer on a world stage; where human industrial carbon output (despite Obama's and the EU's efforts to cut it) are rising with world demand, and the millions of indigent human beings needing the wealth created by fossil fuels to lift them out of poverty.
CNBC, CBS reports reveal the truth about relief supplies in Puerto Rico: The much-needed cargo was delivered by Jones Act carriers long before Wednesday, and ongoing service has brought even more; distribution over land by truck is the actual obstacle separating Americans from crucial supplies.
Thank you @SenatorCollins for putting people ahead of party. We are all in your debt.
It just gets worse and worse for brain-dead, pizza expert Democrat puppet/propagandist Jimmy Kimmel who is way out of his depth when it comes to the issue of healthcare reform and doesn't know his ass from his elbow. Not only is he for repealing and replacing the collpsing Obamacare train wreck with single payer healthcare - which flopped seven times in California, and in 11 other states - but now he's laughably found a new healthcare hero in Maine's Liberal Republican Senator Susan Collins for opposing and dooming Graham-Cassidy before the September 30th budget reconciliation deadline. Why is it laughable? Because Jimmy it seems knows next to nothing about this woman he's so effusively praising. It seems that Jimmy is ignorant that Senator Collins along with her party was opposed to Obamacare from the start seeing what a disaster it would be; and seeing that she and the GOP were right she fought Obamacare every inch of the way wanting it repealed and replaced with most of her party. Indeed, Jimmy it appears doesn't know that Collins watching Obamacare collapsing of its own weight ironically, three days after Trump's inaugural, introduced with Senator Cassidy a comprehensive replacement plan for the ailing, failing program called "The Patient Freedom Act of 2017."
Indeed, what Jimmy Kimmel doesn't seem to know and wants to stay oblivious to is that Collins believes that her bill is the right one for America; and if Mitch McConnell were to replace Graham-Cassidy with Collins-Cassidy as the path forward that Susan Collins (who is considering running for governor of Maine see) unquestionably would vote for it as the right law for America; and Jimmy the puppet, taking his talking points from Chuck Schumer, would do a 180 on Collins demonizing and excoriating her and her bill (like he's done to Cassidy and Graham and their bill) as a heartless, right-wing, deceiving bitch who wants to deny health insurance to millions of Americans and those with preexisting conditions (which would be a blatant lie as it was with Cassidy). Jimmy would say apologetically to his dumb, stupid addle brained audience that he doesn't understand what happened to Collins; that he was fooled into believing she was a brave and sensible Senator who put people above political self-interest and party politics when all the time she was scheming to replace Graham-Cassidy with her own bill because she wants to be Maine's governor. Indeed, Jimmy would be repeating word for word what puppet master Chuck Schumer said in opposition to Collins-Cassidy back in January - without first reading the bill (see) :
“It is nearly impossible to keep the benefits of the Affordable Care Act without keeping the whole thing. Ultimately, this proposal [Collins-Cassidy] is an empty facade that would create chaos – not care – for millions of Americans (see).”
To be sure, that evening we'd hear Jimmy the puppet on his unfunny show referring to Collins-Cassidy as the "CHAOS BILL;" and Collins and Cassidy as "SENATORS CHAOS" wanting to mindlessly smash Obamacare to bits, destabilize the US healthcare system, and deprive insurance or essential life saving benefits to millions. Jimmy would say 'If you think Graham-Cassidy was bad Collins-Cassidy is much, much worse and would hurt even more people.' In other words, though hypocrite Jimmy wants to repeal and replace Obamacare with single payer believing it's the ultimate solution for insuring everyone while cutting costs (which it wouldn't do) Obamacare being the next best thing should stay in place pretty much as it is making little adjustments and cosmetic changes that would be spun as profound system saving reforms while it continues to disintegrate.
Indeed, Obamacare for Jimmy though not ideal at best is a means to the greater end of totalitarian, single payer, centralized government one size fits all control; whereas Collins-Cassidy like Graham-Cassidy (two forms of federalism) moving in the opposite direction would return more power and money to the states, letting them decide what healthcare systems best suits their people. Indeed, if Graham-Cassidy is replaced by Collins-Cassidy Jimmy following Schumer will call it Trumpcare, say that it's racist, sexist and evil as hell; and warn us that if it replaces Obamacare tens and thousands of Americans would die in the streets untreated for sickness and disease from lacking health insurance. This is what this putz would do to Susan Collins the woman he's now praising (along with John McCain) as a Republican hero.
List of deadliest Atlantic hurricanes - Wikipedia (see)
Hurricanes reported to have caused possibly or known over a thousand deaths of more. Please note that the number of deaths in some places are located in the "areas affected" column..
|Name||Dates active||Areas affected||Deaths||Refs|
|Straits of Florida||September 5 1622||1,090|
|Cuba and Florida||October 1644||1,500|
|Martinique and Guadeloup||August 14-15 1666||2,000|
|Barbados||September 27 1694||1,000+|
|Bahamas||July 31 1715||Bahamas, Florida Treasure Coast Hurricane of 1715||1,000– 2,500|
|Martinique||August 5-7 1767||1,600|
|Havana||October 15 1768||43– 1,000|
|Newfoundland||August 29– September 9, 1775||North Carolina, Virginia, Newfoundland||4,000 – 4,163|
|Pointe-à-Pitre Bay||September 5 1776||6,000+|
|The St. Lucia Hurricane of 1780||June 13 1780||Puerto Rico St. Lucia||4,000-5,000|
|The Savanna-la-Mar Hurricane of 1780||October 1-5 1780||3,000|
|San Calixto||October 9–20, 1780||Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Bermuda||27,501+|
|Solano's Hurricane||October 18-21 1780||Gulf of Mexico||2,000|
|Central Atlantic Hurricane of 1782||September 16 1782||destroyed Admiral Thomas Graves fleet||3,000+|
|Great Cuba Hurricane of 1791||June 21-22 1791||3,000|
|Martinique and Dominica||August 25 1813||3,000+|
|Hurricane Santa Ana of 1825||July 26-27 1825||Caribbean and Puerto Rico||1,300+|
|Great Caribbean-Louisiana Hurricane of 1831||August 10-17||Barbados, St. Vincent, Haiti, Cuba Louisiana||2,500|
Why is it that President Trump is ignoring the dire warnings coming from climate scientists, green politicians and save the Earth activists and journalists the world over linking devastating hurricanes Harvey and Irma to rising CO2 inducing fossil fuel consumption which hit an all time high in 2016? Is it because his economy boosting, pro-middle class, capitalist agenda to turn America into a fossil fuel hyperpower is recklessly making him deaf, dumb and blind to the evidence of science that CO2 levels now at 410 ppm is disruptingly and dangerously high? Is he simply stuck on the stupid idea that catastrophic anthropogenic climate change and global warming is a fake science hoax devised by the enemies of industrial capitalism? Those progressives who want to move the world to a centralized socialist economic and energy model of redistributing wealth from rich to poor countries? And to replace fossil fuels with green, clean, safer but more costly, less efficient and reliable renewables (see) ? Is that it?
Behold the Great Beast of the 6th Extinction!/sarc
Indeed, is Trump just simply an irresponsible, reckless, menacing anti-science freak let loose on the world stage contributing and leading the way to humanity's doom and extinction as some like mastermind cosmologist Stephen Hawking hysterically warn? I don't believe so for a second. I don't believe that in Trump's refusing to believe in the linkage between Harvey and Irma and human activity in the massive, growing, wealth creating use of fossil fuels (especially in poor developing third world states) he is ignoring the facts of climate science. I am certain, and the facts as you will see prove me right, that Trump sees the science, the real science: the raw empirical data gathered by meteorologists and weather historians on hurricane and cyclone activity going back over a century; and that he has solid, irrefutable proof that those who accuse him of being a dangerous, science denying cretin and ignoramus, and find or theorize a nexus between extreme weather events and anthropogenic (man-made) CO2 are either liars or fools.
What are the facts the President sees that makes him so confident that wealthy climate activists like Al Gore and Leonardo Di Caprio were innocent of influencing Harvey, Irma and other powerful storms with their polluting, fuel burning flights across the world? These are the facts straight and simple taken from scientists and weather historians:
Beginning in 1910 on a timescale of 107 years divided into two periods of 53 years (1910 to 1963 and 1964 to 2017) there was a significant increase (see chart above) in anthropogenic (man caused) CO2 emissions of 119* parts per million (ppm); and, at the same time, there was a dramatic decrease in devastating hurricane activity hitting the US (see chart below). Indeed, while 1910-1963 saw 40 ppm of man caused CO2 added to the Earth's minutely warming atmosphere there was a total of 12 Category 4-5 hurricanes making landfall on the US . And while 1964-2017 saw an increase 79 ppm of man caused CO2 there was a total of only 6 Category 4-5 hurricanes hitting this country. In other words, there was nearly a doubling or 100% increase of CO2 emissions in the second period over the first while Category 4-5 hurricane activity was cut by half or 100%. That is a huge, dramatic drop and shouldn't have happened according climate change or anthropogenic global warming science.
*Scientists tell us that currently man is increasing the level of atmospheric CO2 by 2 ppm per year. But in the earlier days of the 20th century when so little of the world was industrialized our CO2 output could not have been more than 1/2 ppm per year.
Now as there are three other categories of hurricanes (1, 2 and 3) the drop that President Trump is seeing in the Cat 4s and 5s isn't limited to them. For during that same period of 107 years there was a total of 47 Category 3 hurricanes that hit the US: 27 during the first period and 20 during the second totaling a 25% reduction.
Now when these 47 Cat 3 hurricanes are added to the total number of destructive storms it gives us 39 Cat 3, 4 and 5 hurricanes during the first 53 years when there was less atmospheric CO2 verses 26 of these hurricanes during the last 53 years when there was more CO2. That amounts to an overall 33% drop in the three worst types of hurricanes - pretty substantial.
But the pattern that the President sees for the Cat 3,4 and 5 hurricanes he also sees for the least damaging: Cat 1 and 2. Now starting with Cat 2, during the 107 year period there was a total of 43 of these storms; that breaks down to 28 during 1910 - 1963, and 15 during the last period. That's a huge drop of 57%.
And lastly, for the Cat 1 hurricanes - the most common, numerous and least destructive of all - the total number of these for the entire 107 years was 62. This breaks down to 37 during the first period, and 25 for the last period, showing a 33% drop. Not too shabby.
Now, of course, what is true for each of the five categories of hurricanes taken separately is true of them taken together in combination. For the total number of hurricanes (categories 1-5) for the entire 107 year period is 169; that breaks down to a 104 for the first 53 years and 65 for the second. In other words, in the period that we're in (where atmospheric CO2 is more abundant) there's been a 63% decline in overall hurricane activity over the previous period - a huge drop.
The above are the facts as are known to Donald Trump and his science advisers. The fact that despite growing fossil fuel powered industrialization over that last 107 years there has been a steady decline in hurricanes of all categories hitting the U.S.. Indeed, Trump sees that this decline is most significant in the two most destructive categories of hurricanes (4-5) which run contrary to predictions that these would exponentially increase over time. One needs to recall the failed predictions in the wake of Hurricane Katrina of a decade of horrific catastrophes pounding the U.S. and Florida when there was a record 11 year drought instead. Indeed, so far 17 years into the 21st century we have had uncharacteristically mild hurricane conditions.
So on the basis of historical and scientific evidence (and catastrophically failed predictions) President Trump does well to ignore the desperate, hysterical cries and name calling of apocalyptic, end of the world messianic lunatics to reverse course and build on the ignorant, growth killing, climate change agenda of his ignorant and misguided predecessor. Wisely Trump will continue to dismantle that agenda that needlessly cost us billions in jobs and growth as he rightly denies any trace of human footprints in Harvey and Irma, and rebuilds America's economy, infrastructure and energy sector.
|YEAR||MONTH||STATES AFFECTED AND CATEGORY BY STATES||HIGHEST SAFFIR-SIMPSON U.S. CATEGORY||CENTRAL PRESSURE (MB)||MAX. WINDS (KT)||NAME|
|1851||Jun||TX, C1||1||977 mb||80||-----|
|1851||Aug||FL, NW3; GA, 1||3||960||100||“Great Middle Florida”|
|1852||Aug||AL, 3; MS, 3; LA, 2; FL, NW1||3||961||100||“Great Mobile”|
|1852||Oct||FL, NW2; GA, 1||2||969||90||“Middle Florida”|
|1853||Oct *||GA, 1||1||965||70||-----|
|1854||Sep||GA, 3; SC, 2; FL, NE1||3||950||100||“Great Carolina”|
|1855||Sep||LA, 3; MS, 3||3||950||110||“Middle Gulf Shore”|
|1856||Aug||LA, 4||4||934||130||“Last Island”|
|1856||Aug||FL, NW2; AL, 1; GA, 1||2||969||90||“Southeastern States”|
|1857||Sep &||NC, 1||1||961||80||-----|
|1858||Sep||NY, 1; CT, 1; RI, 1; MA, 1||1||976||80||“New England”|
|1859||Sep||AL, 1; FL, NW1||1||985||70||-----|
|1860||Aug||LA, 3; MS, 3; AL, 2||3||950||110||-----|
|1860||Sep||LA, 2; MS, 2; AL, 1||2||969||90||-----|
|1861||Aug *||FL, SW1||1||970||70||“Key West”|
|1865||Sep||LA, 2; TX, N1||2||969||90||“Sabine River-Lake Calcasieu”|
|1865||Oct||FL, SW2; FL, SE1||2||969||90||-----|
|1867||Oct||LA, 2; TX, S1, N1; FL, NW1||2||969||90||“Galveston”|
|1869||Aug||TX, C2||2||969||90||“Lower Texas Coast”|
|1869||Sep||RI, 3; MA, 3; NY, 1; CT, 1||3||963||100||“Eastern New England”|
|1869||Oct &||ME, 2; MA, 1||2||965||90||“Saxby’s Gale”|
|1870||Oct *||FL, SW1, SE1||1||970||70||“Twin Key West (I)”|
|1870||Oct||FL, SW1||1||977||80||“Twin Key West (II)”|
|1871||Aug||FL, SE3, NE1, NW1||3||955||100||-----|
|1871||Aug||FL, SE2, NE1||2||965||90||-----|
|1873||Oct||FL, SW3, SE2, NE1||3||959||100||-----|
|1874||Sep||FL, NW1; SC, 1; NC, 1||1||985||70||-----|
|1875||Sep||TX, C3, S2||3||960||100||-----|
|1876||Sep||NC, 1; VA, 1||1||980||80||-----|
|1876||Oct||FL, SW2, SE1||2||973||90||-----|
|1877||Sep||LA, 1; FL, NW1||1||985||70||-----|
|1877||Oct||FL, NW3; GA, 1||3||960||100||-----|
|1878||Sep||FL, SW2, NE1; SC, 1; GA, 1||2||970||90||-----|
|1878||Oct||NC, 2; VA, 1; MD, 1; DE, 1; NJ, 1; PA, 1||2||963||90||-----|
|1879||Aug||NC, 3; VA, 2||3||971||100||-----|
|1879||Aug||TX, N2; LA, 2||2||964||90||-----|
|1880||Aug #||TX, S3||3||931||110||-----|
|1880||Aug||FL, SE2, NE1, NW1||2||972||90||-----|
|1881||Aug||GA, 2; SC, 1||2||970||90||-----|
|1882||Sep||FL, NW3; AL, 1||3||949||100||-----|
|1882||Sep||LA, 2; TX, N1||2||969||90||-----|
|1883||Sep||NC, 2; SC, 1||2||965||90||-----|
|1885||Aug||SC, 3; NC, 2; GA, 1; FL, NE1||3||953||100||-----|
|1886||Jun||TX, N2; LA, 2||2||973||85||-----|
|1886||Jun||FL, NW2; GA, 1||2||973||85||-----|
|1886||Sep #||TX, S1, C1||1||973||80||-----|
|1886||Oct||LA, 3; TX, N2||3||955||105||-----|
|1887||Aug *||NC, 1||1||946||65||-----|
|1888||Aug||FL, SE3, SW1; LA2||3||945||110||-----|
|1888||Sep &||MA, TS||TS||985||55||-----|
|1888||Oct||FL, NW2, NE1||2||970||95||-----|
|1891||Jul||TX, C1, N1||1||977||80||-----|
|1893||Aug||NY, 1; VA, 1||1||986||75||“Midnight Storm”|
|1893||Aug||GA, 3; SC, 3; NC, 1; FL, NE1||3||954||100||“Sea Islands”|
|1893||Oct||LA, 4; MS, 2; AL, 2||4||948||115||“Chenier Caminanda”|
|1893||Oct||SC, 3; NC, 2; VA, 1||3||955||105||-----|
|1894||Sep||FL, SW2, NE1; SC, 1; VA, 1||2||975||90||-----|
|1894||Oct||FL, NW3; GA, 1; NY, 1; RI, 1||3||955||105||-----|
|1895||Aug #||TX, S1||1||973||65||-----|
|1896||Sep||RI, 1; MA, 1||1||985||70||-----|
|1896||Sep||FL, NW3, NE3; GA, 2; SC, 1; NC, 1; VA, 1||3||960||110||-----|
|1897||Sep||LA, 1; TX, N1||1||981||75||-----|
|1898||Aug||GA, 1; SC, 1||1||980||75||-----|
|1898||Oct||GA, 4; FL, NE2||4||938||115||-----|
|1899||Oct||NC, 2; SC, 2||2||955||95||-----|
|1901||Aug||LA, 1; MS, 1; AL, 1||1||973||80||-----|
|1903||Sep||FL, SE1, NW1||1||976||80||-----|
|1903||Sep||NJ, 1; DE, 1||1||990||70||-----|
|1906||Jun||FL, SW1, SE1||1||979||75||-----|
|1906||Sep||SC, 1; NC, 1||1||977||80||-----|
|1906||Sep||MS, 2; AL, 2; FL, NW2; LA, 1||2||958||95||-----|
|1906||Oct||FL, SW3, SE3||3||953||105||-----|
|1908||May &||NC, TS||TS||989||55||-----|
|1909||Aug #||TX, S1||1||955||65||-----|
|1909||Sep||LA, 3; MS, 2||3||952||105||“Grand Isle”|
|1909||Oct||FL, SW3, SE3||3||957||100||-----|
|1911||Aug||FL, NW1; AL,1||1||985||70||-----|
|1911||Aug||SC, 2; GA, 1||2||972||85||-----|
|1912||Sep||AL, 1; FL, NW1||1||988||65||-----|
|1915||Sep||LA, 4||4||931||----||“New Orleans”|
|1916||Jul||MS, 3; AL, 3||3||948||----||-----|
|1916||Oct||AL, 2; FL, NW2||2||972||----||-----|
|1919||Sep||FL, SW4; TX, S4||4||927||----||-----|
|1921||Oct||FL, SW3, NE2||3||952||----||“Tampa Bay”|
|1926||Sep||FL, SE4, SW3, NW3; AL, 3||4||935||----||“Great Miami”|
|1928||Sep||FL, SE4, NE2; GA, 1; SC, 1||4||929||----||“Lake Okeechobee”|
|1929||Sep||FL, SE3, NW2||3||948||----||-----|
|1933||Aug||TX, S2; FL, SE1||2||975||----||-----|
|1933||Aug||NC, 2; VA, 2||2||971||----||-----|
|1935||Sep||FL, SW5, NW2||5||892||----||“Labor Day”|
|1938||Sep||NY, 3; CT, 3; RI, 3; MA, 3||3||946||----||“New England”|
|1939||Aug||FL, SE1, NW1||1||985||----||-----|
|1940||Aug||TX, N2; LA, 2||2||972||----||-----|
|1940||Aug||GA, 2; SC, 2||2||970||----||-----|
|1941||Oct||FL, SE2, SW2, NW2||2||975||----||-----|
|1944||Sep||NC, 3; VA, 3; NY, 3; CT, 3; RI, 3; MA, 2||3||947||----||-----|
|1944||Oct||FL, SW3, NE2||3||962||----||-----|
|1947||Sep||FL, SE4, SW2; MS, 3; LA, 3||4||940||----||-----|
|1947||Oct||GA, 2; SC, 2; FL, SE1||2||974||----||-----|
|1948||Sep||FL, SW3, SE2||3||963||----||-----|
|1949||Aug *||NC, 1||1||980||----||-----|
|1954||Aug||NY, 3; CT, 3; RI, 3; NC, 2||3||960||----||Carol|
|1954||Sep||MA, 3; ME, 1||3||954||----||Edna|
|1954||Oct||SC, 4; NC, 4; MD, 2||4||938||----||Hazel|
|1955||Aug||NC, 3; VA, 1||3||962||----||Connie|
|1956||Sep||LA, 2; FL, NW1||2||975||----||Flossy|
|1957||Jun||TX, N4; LA, 4||4||945||----||Audrey|
|1960||Sep||FL, SW4; NC, 3; NY, 3; FL, NE2, CT, 2;||4||930||----||Donna|
|1964||Oct||FL, SW2, SE2||2||974||----||Isbell|
|1965||Sep||FL, SE3; LA, 3||3||948||----||Betsy|
|1968||Oct||FL, NW2, NE1||2||977||----||Gladys|
|1969||Aug||LA, 5; MS, 5||5||909||----||Camille|
|1972||Jun||FL, NW1; NY, 1; CT, 1||1||980||----||Agnes|
|1979||Sep||FL, SE2, NE2; GA, 2; SC, 2||2||970||----||David|
|1979||Sep||AL, 3; MS, 3||3||946||----||Frederic|
|1984||Sep *||NC, 3||3||949||100||Diana|
|1985||Sep||AL, 3; MS, 3; FL, NW3||3||959||100||Elena|
|1985||Sep||NC, 3; NY,3; CT,2; NH,2; ME,1||3||942||90||Gloria|
|1991||Aug||RI, 2; MA, 2; NY, 2; CT, 2||2||962||90||Bob|
|1992||Aug||FL, SE5, SW4; LA, 3||5||922||145||Andrew|
|1993||Aug *||NC, 3||3||960||100||Emily|
|1995||Aug||FL, NW2, SE1||2||973||85||Erin|
|1997||Jul||LA, 1; AL, 1||1||984||70||Danny|
|1998||Sep||FL, SW2; MS, 2||2||964||90||Georges|
|2003||Sep||NC, 2; VA, 1||2||957||90||Isabel|
|2004||Aug *||NC, 1||1||972||70||Alex|
|2004||Aug||FL, SW4, SE1, NE1; SC,1; NC,1||4||941||130||Charley|
|2004||Sep||FL, SE2, SW1||2||960||90||Frances|
|2004||Sep||AL, 3; FL, NW3||3||946||105||Ivan|
|2004||Sep||FL, SE3, SW1, NW1||3||950||105||Jeanne|
And one of FDR's greatest generals, who was leading the war against the Nazis in World War II, a man who became President, held Lee in the same high esteem. His name was Dwight Eisenhower who as President had a picture of Lee (one of four great Americans) in the Oval Office. The following is a letter from an outraged citizen criticizing Ike for the picture and demanding and explanation why he esteems Lee so highly (see):
This easily unnerved weakling wanted to be President?
BS. And in the actually demonstrably factual world, Drumpf needed a gold cart to move around while every other world leader walked... talk about low stamina.
She was sniffing Donnie the incoherent cokehead.
For those following the Russiagate witch hunt story very few are aware that Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign manager, and one time advisor to ousted pro-Russian Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukowych, has been under criminal and counter-intelligence investigation by multiple federal agencies (FBI, CIA, NSA, DNI, DOJ* and now Bob Mueller) since 2014 (see). And to date no investigator of any agency (including two separate Senate investigations*) has found so much as a smidgen of illegality or criminality in any of Manafort's political, financial and real estate dealings. Zero. Zilch. Nada.
- *FISA Court wiretaps (see).
**Judiciary and Intelligence committies.
And it appears that despite rumors and reports that Mueller and his "dream team" of 16 all-star cracker jack lawyers are zeroing in on Manafort for the kill that in reality they are no closer to hanging him than others have been over the last three years. Indeed, contrary to what we are hearing from the Trump derangement press the recent, pre-dawn "extraordinarily invasive," "intimidating" FBI raid on Manafort's Alexandria home (where a trove of documents and records were reportedly seized) proved, it seems, to have been a complete bust - another dead-end yielding nothing.
I say this for the following reasons: According to the Washington Post on July 25th, less than one full day before the raid, Robert Mueller learned that Manafort had been subpoenaed to appear on the 26th before the Senate Judiciary Committee in an open session. The reason for the subpoena was Manafort's apparent lack of cooperation in voluntarily producing certain records and documents that the committee requested for its investigation. What were these documents? Whatever seems to be pertinent to the Russiagate witch hunt, of course.
Manafort with Putin and Ukrainian President Yanukovych.
Indeed, since last March, according to the Business Insider (see), the committee has been examining Manafort's financial and political history with Russian oligarchs, especially as a paid advisor (which made him millions) to the "Party of Regions" in the Ukraine - this was the pro-Russian political party that elected Manafort's client Viktor Yanukowych president in 2010. Apparently, it was docs related to this part of the probe that Manafort at first was seemed reluctant to produce and underlie the subpoena.
Now on July 25th (that very same day) shortly after the Senate issued its subpoena two things happened: (1) Manafort agreed to produce the documents causing the Senate committee to immediately withdraw the subpoena; and (2) Mueller, it appears (and this is crucially important), took the Senate subpoena to a federal judge and convinced him to issue a warrant to search Manafort's Alexandria home. In other words, the Senate subpoena was the basis for the search warrant and triggered it.
Indeed, the Senate subpoena for Russiagate related documents and the court warrant for the raid being issued within hours of each other are inextricably linked; for it was a load of docs that the FBI reportedly took from Manaford's home. As the Washington Post reported:
"The search warrant indicates that investigators may have argued to a federal judge that they had reason to think Manafort could not be TRUSTED to turn over all records in response to a grand jury subpoena ."
In other words, because the Senate briefly couldn't trust Manafort to produce certain documents (the reason for the subpoena) neither could Mueller trust him; and apparently with the newly issued subpoena in hand Mueller convinced the federal judge that his distrust was warranted; that it was possible Manafort was in possession of incriminating evidence of financial wrongdoing that he might try to conceal, destroy or alter; and that an immediate invasive search of his home was necessary to prevent that from happening. Persuaded by Muller that immediate and urgent action was needed the judge issued the warrant; and within hours the FBI raided Manafort's home carting away boxes of records, docs, computers and what not.
Indeed, given the coincidence on July 25th of the search warrant issued just hours after the Senate subpoena my theory linking the docs requested by the Senate with what was reportedly seized in the raid looks quite valid. Also valid is my theory that the raid proved a complete failure and bust. For if not then why leak the raid to the press two weeks later? If Team Mueller had found a smoking gun leaking the raid makes no sense unless they had nothing better to leak and hurt Manafort (and Trump) with.
Indeed, if after two weeks of processing the seized records and docs Mueller's team found something damning for a grand jury indictment then that's what they would have leaked - that an indictment was imminent. Leaking info about the pre-dawn raid is a sign of frustration with the Manafort investigation; that it is going no better for Mueller then it went for Comey and the FBI after ten months; or for the CIA, NSA and DNI for three years; or for Senate committee investigators since March when they started their probe.
In other words, after 13 months and millions spent the Russiagate investigation is still thick black plumes of smoke desperately searching for a fire; after 13 months the bloodthirsty, destroy Trump witch hunt still has no one to hang, crucify or burn.
The NY Times reports that Special Council Robert Mueller's team advised Paul Manafort that they plan to indict him. For what? The Times doesn't say. Manafort is allegedly under investigation for possible violations of tax laws and failure to abide by disclosure requirements relating to his lobbying work for Kremlin-aligned governments in eastern Europe. In other words, these possible indictments have zero to do with Russiagate: of criminal collusion of Team Trump with Russia to tilt the election in President Trump's favor.
However, assuming that this is true and an indictment unrelated to Russiagate is coming down for Manafort he doesn't seem the least bit troubled by it. For if he were, if he feared a conviction and jail time, he would likely have done an Eric Snowden by now fleeing to Russia the guest of Vladimir Putin, living with Yanukovych safely beyond the reach of US law.
As I've been predicting all along at worst Russiagate will be Plamegate 2 with Mueller (who was FBI Chief during the Plamegate investigation) grabbing a Scooter Libby for perjury and obstruction but finding nothing on the President. Could Manafort be Mueller's Libby? If that should happen it will turn this probe into one big wasteful fiasco just like Plamegate.
President Trump's Afghan War Doctrine for winning this protracted 16 year war can be summarized as follows: It is George Bush's "fighting the enemy over there so we don't have to fight them here" minus nation building absent Barack Obama's complete stupidity in announcing timetables for withdrawal, and his insane, lethal, restrictive rules of engagement that depressed morale and got U.S. soldiers killed. Add to this the long overdue pressuring of Pakistan (through economic leverage and stronger defense ties with India) into wiping out its safe zones for terrorists, and that's the Trump Doctrine in a nutshell.
However, in the short run the signs don't look auspicious for the war. Yesterday, coinciding with the President's tough, eloquent, sensible speech, the USS John S. McCain (a destroyer named after the father and grandfather of Afghan War hawk Senator McCain) collided with an oil tanker (see) in the China Sea causing ten sailors to go missing and injuring five - not a good sign. Also ominous was the tanker's destination: South Korea (more trouble from the North?).
President Trump looking straight into the solar eclipse hours before his speech where he fearlessly looked at Afghanistan without illusions.
And later that day a rare total solar eclipse crossed the United States. Indeed, the Moon, symbolic of Islam, blotted out the Sun - another bad sign. But the eclipse being temporary perhaps signified a brief, tragic period of darkness and much loss of life for US forces on the battlefield (the USS McCain incident); or perhaps it's a warning of jihadi terrorist strikes on the homeland (across the country) - as in Barcelona five days ago.
It is interesting to note that the last time a total solar eclipse crossed the US from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast was on June 8, 1918. That was when our nation was in its 14th month fighting the Axis Powers in World War I. Five months later the war would end in victory. Will 2018 see an end to the Afghan War with the Taliban being driven to the bargaining table after a fierce and bloody conflict?
On the bright side Trump is in the 7th month of his presidency (an auspicious number for him, see); and yesterday was his 214th day in office (see); cut 214 in half and we get the number 107 - giving us the month "10" and day "07" in 2001 when President Bush begin the Afghan War (10-07-2001). It also gives us the month and day when Vladimir Putin was born (10-07-1952). The "coincidence" of Putin's 49th birthday with the start of the Afghan War is interesting in that Russia apparently has joined with Iran in trying to undermine our efforts in fighting the Taliban (see). But they will fail. For Trump is bigger and has more audacity than Putin and Khamenei combined.
As you can see the President has his work cut out for him in Afghanistan. But he's equal to it, has no illusions and will prevail; and he'll go down in history as one of the greats. When is the next total solar eclipse to cross our country? April 2024 astronomers say - an election year when Trump will be in the last year of his successful presidency having totally eclipsed and collapsed the effort of his enemies to destroy him.
The wheels are coming off the Trump Presidency!
The emperor has no clothes!
Donald Trump won the Presidency with four flat tires and completely naked having been derailed and stripped of his clothes by the Gropergate Scandal: when the Access Hollywood Tape surfaced where he said demeaning things about women; then ten women accused him of groping and sexually assaulting them. With allies denouncing Trump as unfit for the exalted office he sort and distancing themselves from him it was said that his candidacy was over and he was certain to lose the election. Some even suggested for the sake of the party he step down as its nominee and let Mike Pence take over the campaign.
But winners never quit. Doubling down and exerting himself to a greater degree - doing three, four, sometimes five rallies in a single day-no wheels nor clothes Donald Trump audaciously charged ahead and passed through the storm to win the presidency astounding the world. And you will see him doing this again. Aided by Providence and the sheer force of his indomitable will we'll see this American Hercules defy the laws of political gravity all over again, and go on to win a second term to strengthen the America he made great again.
WHAT ASTOUNDING HYPOCRISY!
When liberalism is in trouble it's time to tear down statues.
LIKE OUR GREAT GOOD PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
I am a proud, white, conservative, country first, pro-American patriotic nationalist. Like Donald Trump my black conservative friends are proud, black, country first, pro-American patriotic nationalists. Like Donald Trump my conservative Hispanic friends are proud, Hispanic, country first, pro-American patriotic nationalists. Like Donald Trump my yellow-skinned conservative friends are proud, Asian, country first, pro-American patriotic nationalists. Like Donald Trump my conservative wife and lady friends are proud, female, country first, pro-American patriotic nationalists. Like Donald Trump my 19 year old conservative son is a proud, teenage, country first, pro-American, patriotic nationalist. And like Donald Trump my dog (Washington) is a proud, canine, pro-American nationalist. How do I know? Washington barks happily and wags his tail every time he hears the Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, Yankee Doodle or most any patriotic song.
As for hate driven, Neo-Nazi, white supremacist racist scum (a tiny, powerless minority that had nothing to do with Trump's election*) they put race above country (give skin color absolute value) and aren't true, proud, country first, patriotic American nationalists.
And while the racism of Neo-Nazi and white supremacists is evil, unAmerican and unpatriotic also evil, bigoted, divisive and unAmerican are those on the radical race obsessed Left that deny whites any semblance of racial identity. It is racist bigotry, and therefore evil, to tell whites that they can't have a racial identity and pride in their race and its achievements - as if being white is morally corrupt, genetically flawed, oppressive and genocidal. This is insanity that leads to racial resentment, division, violence and hate. It leads to Charlottesville.
Racial pride is fine for the members of all races but becomes evil when taken to the extreme of supremacism: White, Black, Red, Hispanic, Asian, etc. Racial pride is morally good in all races so long as the goodness, beauty and potential for great achievements isn't monopolized and denied to other races. Be a proud White, Black, Red, Hispanic or Asian man or woman. But remember there is only one race: the HUMAN RACE; and that the great achievements of any one race is for the good, progress and evolution of all races and ethnic groups that make up the totality of mankind.
WAS TRUMP ELECTED PRESIDENT BY WHITE SUPREMACISTS?
I thought it was the Russians that somehow mysteriously elected Donald Trump President? Now we're told by the divisive, race obsessed, identitarian, PC, Trump hating Left that it was "ethno white nationalists" or "white supremacists" that elected him as if all or most Americans who voted for him (the vast majority were middle class working whites) did so mainly because of race. We are told that after eight years of a popular black president the millions who made Trump his successor did so because they wanted a bigot like themselves in office who'd wipe out his accomplishments as if he'd never been president. And we're told that the reason for Trump not initially explicitly condemning white racism for Charlotteville was to avoid offending and alienating his "loyal racist base." But this is pure, utter, easily refutable rubbish.
Fact is, as Roger Simon points out at PJ Media (see), white supremacists make up a microscopic speck of the U.S. population (a fringe group) and have zero political clout. Indeed, according to a study done by History Channel on the Klu Klux Klan, at the height of its power in the 1920s it commanded a membership of 4 million supremacists. That was a staggering 4% of the total U.S. population at the time - politically significant by any measure as the Klan's influence over the Democratic Party into the 1960s proves. But by the 1990s (30 years after MLK's death) Klan membership dwindled to a low pitiful 10,000 supremacists or less. That would be .03% (3/100ths of 1%) of today's population of 320 million. In other words, as a voting block the KKK (still the largest white domestic supremacist group) is an impotent, insignificant, inconsequential nothing burger deserving not the least bit of credit for Donald Trump's historic victory.
Indeed, if every white racist had vanished on November 7th the election's outcome would have been unchanged with Trump winning the same swing states that made him President. Indeed, that Trump and the GOP need white supremacists to win elections is a bald face lie (as I prove HERE); that might have been true for the Democrats for 100 years; but never, not today or ever, of Lincoln's nationalist, non-racist party of emancipation, justice, civil rights and liberty.
It would seem that nothing short of Donald Trump abducting David Duke, binding him in chains and dragging him into the Oval Office and strangling him to death would satisfy the race obsessed Left that he wasn't a white supremacist, and that he meant what he said when he disavowed supremacists and their bigotry.
But just as the demonization of Trump as a racist bigot couldn't stop him from being elected, so will it prove ineffectual in 2020 when he's reelected and most likely with a larger minority vote.