A.M. Links: Trump Says He'll Use 'the Power of the Pen' on Health Care, Deadly Fires Rage in California Wine Country, New Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi Released

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    "Since Congress can't get its act together on HealthCare," President Donald Trump wrote today on Twitter, "I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people—FAST."

  • President Trump also had this to say on Twitter today: "The problem with agreeing to a policy on immigration is that the Democrats don't want secure borders, they don't care about safety for U.S.A."
  • California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency after deadly fires began sweeping through Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba counties.
  • Las Vegas police have released new information about last week's mass shooting.
  • Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont may declare independence from Spain today.
  • Watch the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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  1. Watch the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

    Is it the last Jedi or the final Jedi?

    1. These aren’t the Jedi’s you are looking for.

      1. These aren’t the Jedi’s what?

        1. Must be Dutch Jedi’s.

    2. I don’t know. Will the prequel be The Previous Jedi or The Preceding Jedi?

        1. The EpiPenultimate Jedi

          1. Don’t cross the streams, Rich!

    3. Hello.

      Now Quebec is getting ideas. Thanks for nothing Catalans.

      1. You can always move to Toronto; you know you want to.

      2. Vive le Quebec libre!

    4. The Ultimate Jedi sounds better.

  2. “I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people – FAST.”

    Look at Chester Cheetah over here.

    1. “I will be using the power of the pen…”

      I’d like to think Obama feels a pang of regret about this, but that’s really wishful.

      I’d also like to think Dems will remember their guy bragging about his pen power, but that’s also really wishful.

      Last, I want a pony.

  3. “The problem with agreeing to a policy on immigration is that the Democrats don’t want secure borders, they don’t care about safety for U.S.A.”

    They simply won’t compromise!

    1. They could totally argue Trump down to a small yet tastefully appointed wall, but noooo.

      1. Trump doesn’t do “tastefully appointed.”

        1. Okay, small but gold-plated wall.

    2. This is true. After all Obama and the Democrats openly admitted that the push to legalize illegal aliens was to gain electoral advantage and had nothing to do with how much and what kind of immigration is good for the US:

      Obama’s warning: ‘Right-size’ immigration expectations

      Quote:
      … the feeling among Democratic strategists that immigration reform is a clear political winner: … voters whom Obama might be able to activate, both among immigrant communities and progressives overall who see this issue as a touchstone, are exactly the ones that Democrats are hoping will be there to counter a midterm year in which the map and historical trends favor GOP turnout.

      In many competitive House districts and several of the Senate races that Democrats need to hold onto to have a chance of retaining the majority ? Colorado and Iowa, and to a lesser extent, North Carolina and Arkansas ? immigrant communities make up a significant bloc of votes. Done in a way that energizes Latinos and Asians, Obama’s taking the lead on immigration could prove a margin-making move for the midterms.

      Much of the discussions have focused on what can be sold to the American public and midterm voters, with the 2012 Dreamers model very much on the participants’ minds? Hispanic and Asian voters turned out in large numbers that fall.

      1. Has any politician ever done anything that wasn’t for electoral gain? You sound like all the lefties who scream “immoral” whenever profit enters the picture.

        1. See Bush, George W., Medicare Part D, Florida.

    3. I’m the great-grandson of immigrants, and I support common-sense border control.

      If we can’t talk about common-sense methods of reducing Mexican violence now, when can we? The US suffers more Mexican-immigrant violence than ANY developed country, and the left’s answer is “do nothing”, and “Mexicans’ right to life are more important than society’s right to feel safe!”

      The Democrats have blood on their hands, with their balls in Mexico’s money clip.

      1. End Drug Prohibition. That would be more effective.

  4. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont may declare independence from Spain today.

    How many regiments has Carles Puigdemont?

    1. “I am Inigo Montoya. You seceded from my country. Prepare to die.”

  5. Bannon to Senate GOP: I’m Gonna Mow You All Down, Save Ted Cruz

    “That’s why I left the White House?remember, I said I’m going after the Republican establishment,” Bannon told Sean Hannity during an interview on Fox News. “And we’re going to go after them.”

    Bannon has pledged to launch a self-described “war” against Republicans who aren’t loyal to President Trump. And there are apparently few people off limits. The nationalist firebrand listed GOP senators all across the country?even those who have been supportive of Trump and his agenda?as targets for potential primaries, including Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Roger Wicker (R-MS), John Barrasso (R-WY), and Deb Fischer (R-NE).

    “There’s a coalition coming together that’s going to challenge every Republican incumbent except for Ted Cruz,” he said. “We are declaring war on the Republican establishment that does not back the agenda Trump ran on.? Nobody is safe. We’re coming after all of them. And we’re going to win.”

    It’s on!

    1. “There’s a coalition coming together that’s going to challenge every Republican incumbent except for Ted Cruz,” he said.

      “Oh fuck, what did i do?” wonders Ted Cruz.

      1. Bannon wants Cruz for himself.

    2. Related: if Ted Cruz was currently our president would there be any legislative differences?

        1. +1 link to Lee Harvey Oswald

      1. Probably, Cruz was better on entitlement reform and also knows the difference between legislation and executive orders so we’d probably get more lasting regulatory reform like the Reins Act rather than just symbolic executive orders which the next president can undo. We’d probably also get more judicial nominees through as Trump has been dragging his feet on sending them to Congress.

    3. Hey, Steve, go blow yourself.

    4. Is this all part of bannon’s plan to hand the senate to the democrats in a year that should be overwhelmingly on side of the republicans? Trump thinks he’s having a hard time with the mitch mcconnell, just wait til he has to deal with schumer.

  6. “I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people – FAST.”

    The EpiPen? Because there’s more healthcare than just those itchy people.

  7. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency after deadly fires began sweeping through Napa, Sonoma, and Yuba counties.

    The problem is the lax regulation on vegetation in the state. They haven’t replaced it all with flame retardant plants yet.

    1. Why did I read that as “flaming retards”.

      1. Triggered by “Gov Jerry Brown” no doubt.

    2. SMUG ALERT!

  8. It’s not the cost of Pence’s trip that was galling. It was the preparation for it.

    As President Trump said on Twitter on Monday morning, Pence’s trip to Indianapolis for this game was long-planned. An event that necessitated some modicum of effort and expense, for one reason: to reinforce the divide at the center of the protests, a divide that overlaps almost completely with racial politics.

    A lot of emphasis has been placed on the cost of the trip, for understandable reasons. CNN figured that the flight alone cost about $200,000 on net ? $242,500 in flying time from Las Vegas (where Pence was holding an event in the wake of the massacre there last week) and back to Los Angeles (where he had a political event scheduled). An Air Force Two flight from Vegas to L.A. alone would have cost about $45,000, so: about $200,000.

    Pissing off the left is priceless!

    1. While I’m happy folks are concerned with expenditures, it’s definitely rich coming from the Left.

      1. It’s been planned for a while. Pence regularly went to those games as governor of IN. This wasn’t a stunt.

        1. I don’t care. If the VP really needs to show his love for Peyton Manning, he should do it on his own dime.

        2. Yeah, right. He was shocked, shocked I tell you that football players would protest during the national anthem.

  9. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont may declare independence from Spain today.

    Who’s with him?!

    1. He says they boycott Spain until something of his choosing happens!

    2. Hemingway?

    3. Salvador Dal

    4. Antoni Gaud

    5. Abraham Lincoln Brigade?

    6. The Robert E Lee Statue Removal Heroes?

    7. Orwell?

    8. Jos? Sanjurjo?

    9. Pep Guardiola?

  10. Las Vegas police have released new information about last week’s mass shooting.

    And it confirms all your suspicions about white gun owners!

    1. *** scratches head ***

      I’ve heard of pearl-handled revolvers, but ….

    2. No, it messes up the timeline and makes the cops look worse.

  11. NYPD Was Ready to Arrest Harvey Weinstein in 2015 After Model Said She Was Groped

    At the prospect of her now figuring as the victim in a case against a high-profile figure such as Harvey Weinstein, the DA’s office seemed to hesitate. The DA’s office asked the SVU questions and the SVU answered them and the DA’s office asked more questions that the SVU also answered.

    “They knocked it around about a week, back and forth,” the NYPD commander says.

    The DA’s office finally reached an official determination, following what a spokesman rightly described as “a thorough investigation.”

    “After analyzing the available evidence, including multiple interviews with both parties, a criminal charge is not supported,” the spokeswoman announced.

    The NYPD commander offers a different analysis based on long experience.

    “When you say no after a week, it’s not usually over the facts,” he suggests.

    Not our vaunted district attorneys!

    1. The dark cloud of the War on Women is forever hovering over Republicans but usually manages to land on Progressives and Democrats:
      Sanders Donor and Democratic Delegate: DeVos Deserves to Be the Prisoner of Game of Thrones Rapist

      Quote:
      Rena Marrocco, a Democratic donor and delegate, said Thursday that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos “deserves” to be the prisoner of a sadist, rapist character on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

      Marrocco has served as secretary for the Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside (DEMCCO) in Southern California. As of 2016, she was also a delegate to the California State Democratic Party, and was running to be a Bernie Sanders delegate to the Democratic National Convention. A list of Sanders’ delegates from the California Democratic Party confirms she did serve as a Sanders delegate in 2016.

      Marrocco donated nearly $2,500 to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) during the Democratic presidential primary between 2015 and 2016. She also donated $2,700 to Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D., Calif.) campaign, which is the maximum amount donors can give per election cycle to an individual candidate.

  12. I’d rather watch Brienne of Tarth fight The Hound, but I guess this is Disney, so we will get Captain Phasma (whatever the fuck that is) and black storm trooper action instead.

      1. Rian Johnson said not to watch the trailer, so I’m not watching the trailer, damn it.

    1. Captain Phasma is Brienne of Tarth, with better armor.

  13. IF ISIS WAS BEHIND LAS VEGAS SHOOTING, THERE’S A TERRIFYING REASON IT WON’T PROVE IT YET

    ISIS, which went so far as to dub Paddock “Abu Abdul Barr al-Amriki,” doubled down on its claims

    Hmm. Wonder what they dub Bob Barr?

    1. Shortly after the attack, the only image available of Paddock featured him beside a woman and holding what appeared to be shot of liquor, something forbidden in Islam.

      That’s some air-tight logic right there.

      1. No joke. Using that logic, the 9/11 terrorists weren’t Islamic either.

        1. No joke. Using that logic, the 9/11 terrorists weren’t Islamic either.

          Bingo, my friend. Bingo.

      2. Remember, terrorists aren’t real Muslims. But, at the same time, if a mass murderer doesn’t practice Islam he must not be a terrorist.

  14. Donna Karan sorry after comments praising Harvey Weinstein

    Fashion mogul Donna Karan is apologizing after praising Harvey Weinstein following his firing from his film company amid allegations of sexual harassment lasting decades.

    In a statement Monday, Karan said her remarks were taken out of context and don’t represent her feelings. She says she believes “sexual harassment is NOT acceptable and this is an issue that MUST be addressed once and for all regardless of the individual.”

    Karan on Sunday suggested to The Daily Mail that Weinstein’s alleged victims may have been ‘asking for it’ in a rambling interview that questioned the way women dressed and how they present themselves to the world.

    Sad – I thought women were asking to watch me beat off on to a peace lilly.

      1. Cobain wrote it, which is why it’s good.

  15. Trump fundraising off Pence’s NFL walkout

    “Yesterday members of the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during our National Anthem. Their stunt showed the world that they don’t believe our flag is worth standing for,” the president said Monday in an email from the Trump Make America Great Again Committee.

    “But your Vice President REFUSED to dignify their disrespect for our anthem, our flag, and the many brave soldiers who have died for their freedoms,” Trump said, calling for campaign donations to support the move.

    Trump then slammed the “Fake News Media” for “relentlessly” attacking Pence for showing “patriotism” in his decision to leave the game.

    Breads and circuses for the masses.

  16. Wall Street Firms Gambled on Puerto Rico. They’re Losing.

    The pool of bond investors ? many of which bought Puerto Rico’s debt at deeply distressed prices ? is different from those that plunged into real estate. But both camps are now betting that insurance payouts and aid from Washington will speed the commonwealth’s recovery and increase the value of their investments.

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    1. (2006) Gee, I need yield, these BBB- GM bonds look great. After all, GM wouldn’t go bankrupt, would they?

  17. Trump’s Military Dropped 751 Bombs on Afghanistan in September, Highest Number in Seven Years

    “This increase can be attributed to the president’s strategy to more proactively target extremist groups that threaten the stability and security of the Afghan people,” the report from central command said.

    The number Afghanistan airstrikes pales in comparison to those in Iraq and Syria as part of the anti-ISIS Operation Resolve, with the same report showing 3,550 bombs were dropped in September, down from August’s record high of 5,075.

    Hell yeah!

    1. They should call it “Linebacker III”

    2. As long as they were hitting the right people, bravo!!

      1. As long as they were hitting the right people

        1. I think in Afghanistan, there is a pretty good chance they were.

  18. Army to establish special forces-like teams after Green Beret deaths in Niger

    Army chief of staff Gen. Mark Milley said the service’s train, advise and assist (TAA) mission will likely grow after four Army Green Berets were killed last week while embedded with soldiers in Niger.

    “We are training, advising and assisting indigenous armies all over the world,” Milley said Monday at the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting in Washington.

    “And I anticipate and expect that’ll increase, not decrease, in years to come.”

    The Army is now working to stand up a new unit that will only take on such missions. The unit will be made up of six “Security Force Assistance Brigades,” which will include 500 noncommissioned and senior officers who meet “Ranger-like standards,” and will focus on countering terrorist groups across the globe.

    “They will look and act, in many ways, and be trained similar to Special Forces, but they are not Special Forces,” Milley said.

    Milley expects the six brigades will be operational within two years.

    But they will operate in secret, and that is all that matters.

    1. “We are training, advising and assisting indigenous armies all over the world,” Milley said

      Sure, that seems like something the US military should be doing.

    2. “They will look and act, in many ways, and be trained similar to Special Forces, but they are not Special Forces,”

      Pfffft – we already have the Cav.

  19. “Since Congress can’t get its act together on HealthCare,” President Donald Trump wrote today on Twitter, “I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people – FAST.”

    He’s got every bit the pen and phone that Barry had. But cue hypocritical leftist screeching about separation of powers.

    1. I don’t want Trump legislating any more than Obama did. If Congress slaps the pen out of his hand they’ll be doing something right for a change.

      1. With Trump, you never know what is meant by tweets. The media pushes one narrative and the reality is usually something that involves rolling back government with the stroke of that pen.

        Trump could mean Executive moves toward free market health care by removing hurdles of government.

  20. “The problem with agreeing to a policy on immigration is that the Democrats don’t want secure borders, they don’t care about safety for U.S.A.”

    Mostly, they are unwilling to compromise and squishy Team Red rino’s are all to willing to capitulate.

  21. As Democrats denounce Weinstein, Clintons and Obama stay mum

    former Democratic Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — all of whom have longstanding ties to Weinstein, a major Democratic Party fundraiser — have not publicly addressed the accusations.
    Representatives for the Clintons have not responded to comment for this story, and Obama’s office declined to comment. Clinton did not mention Weinstein during an appearance Monday night at the University of California, Davis, as part of her book tour, her first public appearance since the story broke.

    Longtime Hillary Clinton aides have been confused by the former secretary of state’s silence on the issue, questioning — in private — why she has not weighed in at all.

    My guess? Her severe myopia.

    1. She’s still trying to figure out a way to plausibly pin this on the “VRWC”.

  22. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont may declare independence from Spain today.

    Spanish tanks may roll in to Catalonia today.

    1. Here’s hoping the Catalans are well-armed, kill as many globalists as possible, and help to smash the E.U. to pieces.

      1. “Globalists”?

        *Gets out Breitbart-to-English dictionary*

        Oh, Jews! He means Jews. Because he’s a glue-huffing Nazi little fuck.

  23. President Trump also had this to say on Twitter today: “The problem with agreeing to a policy on immigration is that the Democrats don’t want secure borders, they don’t care about safety for U.S.A.”
    Shikha hardest hit!

  24. http://pjmedia.com/trending/20…..eat-trump/

    The revolution begins November 4th!! Soros is apparently funding groups that, while comically stupid and unserious, are explicitly calling for the violent overthrow of the US government. How is that not a crime?

    1. That article is a virtual cornucopia of communist fuckheads.

      Refuse Fascism is a front for the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA ; which is headed by the charming Bob Avakian.

      The paragons of virtue that they are, I’m quite sure they all have the flame of liberty burning in their hearts.

      1. I can’t figure out if they honestly believe what they are saying or are just trolling for attention. Beyond the fact that there are tens of millions of gun owners out there who would love the chance to shoot a commie hippie, this country has like a million or more cops, all of whom are armed and pretty nasty and none of whom are going to join the revolution. Just exactly what do they think they are going to accomplish besides getting shot or going to prison?

        1. Lenin (or Trotsky, if you prefer) was able to capture power in Russia in the early part of the 20th century with a fairly minimal force, simply by capturing the rails/telegraph/post offices etc etc.

          I’ve seen this fact repeated hopefully ad nauseam by the modern left, who apparently doesn’t see any differences between 1917 Russia and 2017 America.

          1. I have heard that as well. The fact that the Imperial Russian government had basically disintegrated never seems to dawn on them. Also the fact that the US populace is armed and the Russian populace wasn’t never seems to dawn on them.

            Leftist hate the 2nd Amendment because it prevents them from terrorizing the public into submission. The current left seem to be so stupid that they have forgotten why they disarming the public is necessary to leftist revolution and just hate an armed public out of reflex.

      2. And no one missed work, during that entire protest.

  25. Las Vegas police have released new information about last week’s mass shooting.
    New information shows police are scared to do their jobs and confront people with guns. News at 11.

    Another reason why the 2nd Amendment is so important. Many people cannot handle being shot at and are paralyzed by fear.

    1. They always seem to wait until the guy is out of ammunition and then clean up the bodies. The hotel security guard who was murdered seems to have had more balls than the entire Las Vegas PD.

      1. From Slate:

        Police now say the security guard injured by the Las Vegas gunman in the Mandalay Bay hotel was shot several minutes before?not after?Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd below.

        The change to the timeline alters the story, as the security guard’s arrival was previously credited for causing the shooter to kill himself, ending his murderous spree.

        The updated timeline also raises questions about the police response to the shooting. The police did not know the guard, Jesus Campos, had been shot until they arrived at the scene, even though Campos had alerted hotel security, according to Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.

        Campos arrived on the 32nd floor of the hotel after an unrelated alarm went off on the floor, Lombardo said. Six minutes before Paddock started shooting, he shot Campos in the leg. When police arrived, they thought there might be multiple shooters, and they were told there was fire coming from the 29th and 32nd floors, Lombardo said.

        They were delayed when they found Paddock had apparently blocked the door from the stairwell as well as when they saw a wired service cart?actually holding a camera to see the hallway?and thought it was rigged with explosives. It took police roughly an hour to enter his room after the shooting started. Authorities don’t know why Paddock stopped shooting when he did.

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