Saturday, January 21, 2017

Street artist targets Hollywood anti-Trumpers with '24' spoof posters



A conservative street artist famous for lampooning liberal Hollywood is celebrating the inauguration of President Donald Trump at an anti-Trump rally Friday in Los Angeles using ◼ faux posters of Fox’s revival of the hit TV show 24.

The artist, who goes by the pseudonym Sabo, is also attacking a bunch of musicians scheduled to perform at an anti-Trump rally, also in Los Angeles....

In Sabo’s version, though, an image of the TV show’s star, Corey Hawkins, has been replaced by one of Trump. The text, “New Day, New Hero” remains, but “24” has been replaced by “45,” a reference to Trump becoming the 45th president of the United States. The word “legacy” is replaced by “MAGA,” a reference to Trump’s campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again.”

...He sells his right-leaning artwork ◼ at his website.

Israeli president invites Donald Trump to visit Jerusalem

Trump to host British PM Theresa May in first foreign leader visit



More protests: #WomensMarch



























"We're going to hold the press accountable."















Riots gain attention while protests send a message. On the right, the Tea Party helped build a movement that swept Republicans into power. For the left, this display's more likely to spark backlash, if it does anything at all.





On Friday thousands of protestors gathered in Washington, D.C. to protest the peaceful transition of power from one democratically-elected president to another. And it got ugly quickly.

...But while the media certainly gave them plenty of attention, the protestors probably won't win much sympathy....

When words failed them though, protestors turned to rioting. Wearing black face masks, they smashed the windows of Starbucks, Bank of America, and a Bobby Van's steakhouse a few blocks from Capitol Hill. Private business didn't suffer all the damage, though. Suddenly enemies of public transport, liberal rioters trashed at least one bus stop—an indicator of the aimlessness of the whole thing.

These protests can best be described as the opposite of the Tea Party movement....

Riots gain attention while protests send a message. On the right, the Tea Party helped build a movement that swept Republicans into power. For the left, this display's more likely to spark backlash, if it does anything at all.

After @realDonaldTrump read this story in the @washingtonpost by @jjouvenal - watch who he invited backstage today.



Blue State Blues: Barack Obama, the God That Failed

Donald Trump and the return of optimism



VIDEO: Lakes, rivers and a meadow during drought years compared to January 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

The 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump













Trump directs federal agencies to waive Obamacare "burdens," announces regulatory freeze in first executive orders







Reducing the regulatory burden on American industries was a central component of Trump's populist campaign, and Friday's executive order suggests the new Republican president is serious about taking steps to fulfill that promise during the first few days of his administration.

First Lady of Fashion: Melania Trump Stuns At Inaugural Ball































This is what America rejected on November 8th!























ISIS Destroys Ancient Roman Amphitheatre in Palmyra



Apparently, killing people doesn't suffice in ISIS' eyes, which is why the extremists have now turned their "loving attention" to Palmyra's ancient history. To most Westerners, destroying an ancient amphitheater doesn't make sense. Sadly it does to ISIS. The amphitheater is, in ISIS' mind, a relic of Syria's non-Islamic past. That part of history has to be destroyed so Syria can be 100 percent Islamic.

Twitter just reset the @POTUS account followers to zero. Want to follow new POTUS Trump ... you need to follow again.























All of the web pages originally associated with former President Barack Obama’s administration now live on an archived website at the URL obamawhitehouse.archives.gov, while the primary White House site, whitehouse.gov, currently has a limited number of workable links and pages.



Senate Confirms Gen. Mattis for Defense Secretary, Gen. John Kelly Secretary of Homeland Security









President Donald Trump leads inaugural parade













Gracious set of post lunch remarks by POTUS @realDonaldTrump especially re President and Secretary Clinton









Trump getting to work.















"We are one nation. One heart. One home. With one glorious destiny." - @POTUS @realDonaldTrump #Inauguration



































[TRANSCRIPT]

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.

We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

"Commonplace and Miraculous" WATCH LIVE: Inauguration Day Live Streams





























































Inauguration Day



SCHEDULE:

Morning - Trump, Pence and their families are expected to attend services at St. John's Episcopal Church, just steps from the White House.

Afterward, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Trump and his wife Melania to the White House for morning tea. The two couples will then travel together to the Capitol by motorcade.

9:30 am ET - Inauguration ceremony begins on the west front of the Capitol with musical performances. Attendees will include members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, diplomats and the public. Former presidents Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will attend, as will Trump's election opponent Hillary Clinton. Sixteen-year-old soprano Jackie Evancho will sing the national anthem. The Rockettes dance troupe will also be performing, at a time yet to be announced.

11:30 am ET - Opening remarks. Religious leaders will offer the invocation and readings.

Pence will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Noon ET (9:00 on the West Coast) - Trump will recite the oath of office, administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. He will use president Abraham Lincoln's inauguration Bible, as well as the Bible that Trump's mother gave to him at his Sunday school graduation in 1955. Afterward, Trump will deliver his inaugural address.

12:30 ET (9:30 on the West Coast) Ceremony ends.

Afterward, in keeping with tradition, Trump and Pence will attend the Congressional Lunch in the Capitol.

3 pm to 5 pm ET - Inaugural parade. The newly minted president and vice-president make their way 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House, trailed by some 8,000 parade participants. They will include members of all US military branches, as well as high school and university marching bands, equestrian corps, first responders, veteran groups and even a tractor brigade.

7 pm to 11 pm ET - Trump, Pence and their wives will make appearances at three official inaugural balls, two of which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the other at the National Building Museum. A number of semi-official and unofficial balls also will take place throughout the city.







Thursday, January 19, 2017

The festivities continue; Protests turn violent





























God Bless America!













The biggest surprise for most of us came on Election Night 2016, when Trump went from being an almost sure loser at the beginning of the night (and we were bracing for President-elect Hillary), to "he may have a chance if he wins Florida," to -- "holy crap he just won North Carolina honey, he just won North Carolina!!!", to "OH MY GOD Michigan and Wisconsin," to President-elect Trump at the end of the night.

It was a beautiful and magical thing to watch, and you can experience it all over again at ◼ AoSHQ tonight where Ace is re-posting election-night coverage and setting up threads as if it were November 8 all over again.

Trump arrives in DC ahead of Inauguration Day