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Did everyone know that, while President Trump was working at the White House the weekend of January 12 and 13, 2019, 30 Democrats were in Puerto Rico on a party junket?

Here’s the headline from the Drudge Report (click on photo to see full image):

That’s Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey), no stranger to the opposite sex.

As Big League Politics explains:

Perhaps Menendez should be more careful about signing himself up for lavish overseas trips. (Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States located in the Caribbean Sea.) The Senator was charged with accepting bribes in the form of gifts, most notably trips to the nearby Dominican Republic, where it’s alleged he was provided underaged prostitutes by a doctor named Salomon Melgen. Despite being charged by prosecutors in regards to the trips themselves, Menendez got off easy in a ‘not guilty’ ruling that left many anti-corruption advocates shaking their heads.

Hopefully Menendez will be inclined to act in a more responsible manner on this trip on account of being surrounded by his Democratic colleagues and corporate lobbyist handlers.

The article has more on the weekend frolics. Note the corporate sponsors (lobbyist list here, emphasis mine):

At least 30 Democrats from the House and Senate are said to be kicking back on the island in a trip sponsored by lobbyists from companies like Facebook, Amazon, Comcast and Verizon. They’ll have a chance to view a showing of the hit musical Hamilton, and get acquainted with the show’s cast.

BOLD PAC, a political component of the ethnic-lobby House Hispanic Caucus, is said to have chartered a Boeing 737 to transport visitors to the Caribbean island, still said to be recovering from the effects of Hurricane Maria.

Hmm.

Anyone responding with a ‘So what?’ might consider this:

Back on the mainland, Senator Mark Warner (D-Virginia) had this to say:

Federal workers and contractors can ring two numbers to assuage their suffering:

President Trump would agree:

He called time on the Dems:

Things could be shifting on the D side:

Because:

Especially as:

Although this looks as it it is a Democrat standoff with Trump, there is a much larger issue here:

One day, all will be revealed. In the meantime, everyone in the West would do well to pay less attention to the spin from the usual media outlets.

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On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, Justin Trudeau had this to say to Canadians who support life in the womb:

The LifeNews article says that the Canadian prime minister was speaking at a townhall meeting in Hamilton, Ontario, when he made the remark in response to a question from a university student about free speech:

“If you’re pro-life then you are ridiculed and insulted, but if you’re pro-choice then you’re praised,” the student told Trudeau, according to the National Post. “And I just want to know if this [free speech] is important to you.”

Trudeau then launched into a short speech on the importance of women being able to do what they want with their own bodies. Ultimately:

“An organization that has the explicit purpose of restricting women’s rights by removing rights to abortion, the right for women to control their own bodies, is not in line with where we are as a government and quite frankly where we are as a society,” Trudeau said.

According to the article, pro-life organisations will continue to be barred from receiving federal grant money from the Canadian government. This is a recent development (emphases mine):

In the past, both pro-life and pro-abortion organizations have received grants to offer jobs to young adults. However, pro-abortion political leaders recently cut off grants to groups that will not bow to the altar of abortion on demand.

The new requirement by Trudeau’s government prompted a massive outcry from the public. Hundreds of charities, religious groups and other non-profits are protesting the government’s demand that they support the killing of unborn babies for any reason up to birth.

Canadian taxpayers pay about $200 million a year to support the youth-based program, which provides funding for businesses and non-profits to offer temporary summer jobs to youth ages 15 to 30. It is a way the government encourages young people to get hands-on training before entering the workforce full-time.

The new 2018 grant application requires groups to say that they respect “reproductive rights,” including abortion on demand, as one of their core values. Groups cannot submit the online application unless they do, according to the Post.

Canada has some of the most pro-abortion laws in the world, allowing abortions for any reason up to birth and forcing taxpayers to pay for them in many cases. Common sense regulations such as parental consent for minors, waiting periods, informed consent and other basic measures are non-existent. Many of its provinces now force taxpayers to pay the full cost of abortion drugs for women.

Euthanasia also is legal across Canada.

This is very sad news indeed, especially as taxpayers have no say about financing this programme under such terms.

Good things do happen in this fallen world.

Here is the spontaneous reaction of a Milwaukee bus driver when she saw a toddler running around unsupervised along her route. This took place last week:

This is such a great video, especially as it is multi-cultural.

Watch to the end, when the bus driver gives the little mite a kiss.

Halfway through, one of the passengers takes off her jacket and gives it to the bus driver to drape over the child to keep her warm.

This lady should get a special commendation and formal recognition — medal, pay rise, both — for this great act of human kindness.

May God bless her, the passenger who gave up her jacket and the little child.

Moral of the story: always supervise little ones!

On Tuesday evening, January 8, 2019, President Trump made a 10-minute nationally broadcast announcement about the southern US border:

These are some of the top points he made:

Also:

And:

Trump refrained from declaring a national emergency:

His address was largely framed as humanitarian. He also stated that, at the urging of the Democrats, the ‘wall’ will be made of steel rather than concrete. This offers several advantages to border patrol officers, as they can see through the slats.

Ultimately:

The White House site has more.

To those who cannot understand the need for a barrier along the southern border, he said:

Therefore:

Afterwards, the Democrats gave their rebuttal to Trump’s announcement. There is no obligation to rebut, but the Democrats have been doing this since Reagan was president. Here we have the bi-coastal duo of Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California):

So, if a barrier between the US and Mexico is unnecessary, why did the US finance one in … Jordan?

Meanwhile, the shutdown continues. Most Americans will not notice the difference, because Social Security and welfare benefits continue to reach people, but the governor of Maryland, Larry Hogan, is unhappy. Priorities, priorities:

Democrats forget that their stalling on resolving on the border situation with President Trump, who spent all of Christmas and New Year — as well as the present — working at the White House, also has a negative impact on Mexico:

Barriers help to keep undesirables out …

… such as this man, employed at an elite Catholic school:

Breitbart reports that the man (emphases mine):

used a fake name — going by Mario Arguetta — and a fraudulent Social Security Number to obtain employment.

Perez, who had been living in San Pablo, now faces three felony counts of child pornography.

Due to California’s sanctuary state law, illegal aliens — even those who are convicted felons — are shielded from deportation and arrest by federal immigration officials.

Returning to the tweet above about San Diego, this is how well their barrier, which has been operational since the 1990s, works. What had been a crime-ridden border area is now home to shops and restaurants. People can cross by foot along a gated area from Tijuana to reach a pleasant commercial district. Worth watching:

There is a real problem at the border. President Trump is doing what he can to solve it.

But — he needs the Democrats’ help, too.

Mitt Romney was the Republican candidate for president in 2012.

He lost. Every Republican (including Independents) who cast a vote for him has a theory about that loss.

No matter. He ended up being a never-Trumper in 2016 …

… even though Donald Trump had donated to his campaign and even took him out to a fancy post-election dinner in 2016:

President-elect Trump — as he was at the time — also interviewed Mitt for the Secretary of State post that month. Fortunately, Rex Tillerson got the job:

Last year, Mitt ran for senator in Utah. Look at how nice President Trump was:

Mitt won in November. He began his term on Thursday, January 3, 2019.

But, shortly before, he wrote an editorial for the Washington Post, published on January 2, roundly criticising President Trump:

Trump’s campaign manager for 2020, Brad Parscale, nailed it by mentioning jealousy:

Think of it this way:

In 2016, Mitt made it clear that he objected to Donald Trump’s character (the quote on the left is one of his):

And Romney seemed to voice what many people were thinking that year. The debate continues about Trump’s personal character (click on the text message image to see it in full). I agree with Jack Posobiec here:

So, how does character affect the office of President of the United States?

A conservative lawyer discusses Mitt’s — and never-Trumper journalist Jonah Goldberg’s — views on ‘character’:

I’m going to interrupt with a gratuitous photo of JFK:

Now back to Will Chamberlain’s findings on character and the presidency:

There is no way a man of ‘decency’ is ever going to be a successful world leader — anywhere.

A world leader needs to command respect. It’s always fascinating to see how leaders from the Middle East and Asia react to President Trump. They respect him, even — especially — when he’s driving a hard bargain with them.

It’s a pity that weak Republicans like Mitt Romney and the entire Democrat Party cannot see that.

A ‘decent’ man of ‘character’ is hardly able to transform the nation’s economy and begin re-establishing a long-lost manufacturing base.

Nor can such a man take strong-willed decisions that might just result in — strangely enough — world peace.

This is President Trump’s reaction to Romney. Flake refers to anti-Trumper former Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona), who did not run for re-election last year:

The point is: a man of character as Mitt defines it is unlikely to make a good president. For that, one needs a brawler — someone who is fearless in stepping up to the plate and getting things done. Trump would call that winning. He is the right man at the right time, not only for the United States but also for the world.

POSTSCRIPT: Even Mitt’s own niece, Ronna Romney McDaniel, head of the Republican Party, thought he was bang out of order —

Whoa. That’s saying something right there.

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