Happy Birthday, George! Our first (and maybe best) President.
Actually, his official birthday is February 22 (1732), but since we celebrate “Presidents’ Day” today (government workers need that 3-day weekend, after all), I am wishing George a happy 287th birthday today. The fact is that George was born February 11 (which it was in 1732) which BECAME February 22. Tara Ross explains:
If you didn’t watch Fox News Sunday this morning, watch the first 17 or so minutes of this video, where Chris Wallace absolutely grills Stephen Miller. He uses all of the most recent tactics that they have been using in the House and Senate: Ask him a question, but don’t let him answer it; tell him he must answer yes or no; tell him that he must answer questions and not ask any, because it isn’t his program etc.
I wanted to smack Chris Wallace across the face!
Former top FBI lawyer James Baker, in closed-door testimony to Congress, detailed alleged discussions among senior officials at the Justice Department about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, claiming he was told Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said two Trump Cabinet officials were “ready to support” such an effort.
The testimony was delivered last fall to the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees. Fox News has confirmed portions of the transcript. It provides additional insight into discussions that have returned to the spotlight in Washington as fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe revisits the matter during interviews promoting his forthcoming book.
Baker did not identify the two Cabinet officials. But in his testimony, the lawyer said McCabe and FBI lawyer Lisa Page came to him to relay their conversations with Rosenstein, including discussions of the 25th Amendment.
“I was being told by some combination of Andy McCabe and Lisa Page, that, in a conversation with the Deputy Attorney General, he had stated that he — this was what was related to me — that he had at least two members of the president’s Cabinet who were ready to support, I guess you would call it, an action under the 25th Amendment,” Baker told the committees.
O sea, you thunder and roar
And I love the sound of your fury.
When you throw back the refuse in your midst,
What treasure I find!
The children of the beach are warmed
By the fires they make with your contributions.
I saw their symbol of peace and love
Scratched in the sand before their sheltered rock,
Where they had set up their house.
I made my symbol of a star close by their circle
And breathed a prayer for these dear ones;
“Lord, may they find in Thee
The peace they seek.”
A Kansas farm wife called the local phone company to report her telephone failed to ring when her friends called and that on the few occasions, when it did ring, her dog always moaned right before the phone rang.
The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene, curious to see this psychic dog or senile lady. He climbed a telephone pole, hooked in his test set, and dialed the subscriber’s house. Continue reading
The gunman in a deadly shooting spree at a manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Ill., where five employees were killed and five officers were wounded Friday, was set to be fired by the company, Police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters at a news conference Friday night.