World reaction to President’s Trump temporary refugees order

From Zerohedge:

Less than 48 hours after announcing his executive order on refugees, global opposition to Trump intensified on Sunday as world leaders, US (mostly tech) companies and civil rights groups condemned the move to temporarily limit entry from predominantly Muslim countries.
Here are the latest updates in the ongoing saga as of noon on Sunday:

* Global government lash out at order. Governments from London and Berlin to Jakarta and Tehran spoke out against Trump’s order. A spokesman for the U.K.’s Theresa May, who visited Trump on Friday and hadn’t commented during the day yesterday, told the AP May does “not agree” with the order. Canada PM Trudeau, in a tweet, said on Saturday Canada would welcome those fleeing “persecution, terror and war. Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith.” Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon endorsed Trudea’s tweet. A similar message was sent by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who said refugees deserve a safe haven regardless of their background or religion. Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said the decision was unfair.  Germany pledged to play a bigger role on the international stage.
* US tech companies “do not support:” Netflix Inc.’s chief executive officer said the changes were “un-American”; Alphabet Inc.’s Google advised staff who may be impacted by the order to return to the U.S. immediately; commeting on the order, Apple’s Tim Cook said “It is not a policy we support”
* Lyft donates $1 million to ACLU. In an email from Lyft to users, the company noted that the executive order is “antithetical to both Lyft’s and our nation’s core values. We stand firmly against these actions, and will not be silent on issues that threaten the values of our community.” The release went on to note that the company pledged to donate “$1,000,000 over the next four years to the ACLU to defend our constitution.”
* Uber slammed. Lyft’s response to the protests contrasted to that of its rival, Uber. While Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick pledged to compensate drivers stranded overseas due to the executive order, he did not specifically condemn the executive order.  The company was criticized for the tone-deaf response from its CEO, prompting a new hashtag on Twitter: #DeleteUber.
* Trump refuses to relent. Despite the global criticism, Trump was steadfast as of Sunday morning, tweeting twice on the topic, first saying that “our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world – a horrible mess!”  following it up with “Christians in the Middle-East have been executed in large numbers. We cannot allow this horror to continue!”

From Twitter:

Donald J. Trump
Our country needs strong borders and extreme vetting, NOW. Look what is happening all over Europe and, indeed, the world – a horrible mess!
5:08 AM – 29 Jan 2017
* 125,224 125,224 likes

Donald J. Trump
Christians in the Middle-East have been executed in large numbers. We cannot allow this horror to continue!
7:03 AM – 29 Jan 2017
* 103,922 103,922 likes

* Federal Judge issues nationwide stay, partially blocking the Trump immigration order. A Brooklyn judge temporarily blocked Trump’s administration late Saturday from enforcing portions of his order, however neither ruling strikes down the executive order, which will now be subject to court hearings.
* Another ruling: A Boston judge ruled to release two Iranian professors from Logan International Airport, according to the Boston Globe. The decision also stated that travelers could not be removed OR detained for 7 days.
* White House comments on judge’s ruling: “Nothing in the Brooklyn judge’s order in anyway impedes or prevents the implementation of the president’s executive order which remains in full, complete and total effect,” White House adviser Stephen Miller told reporters.
* White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus “we apologize for nothing”: Priebus told “Meet the Press” the situation yesterday “wasn’t chaos.” He appeared to contradict an official clarification by the White House, when he said on Sunday green-card holders won’t be impacted by the order going forward, but could face additional screening at CBP “discretion.” Other countries could be added to order.
* DHS continues to enforce the travel ban. Despite the ruling, the DHS vowed early on Sunday to continue implementing the order, stating it will “enforce all of the president’s executive orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people.” It added that “President Trump’s Executive Orders remain in place — prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety.”
* The initial statistics: A DHS official told CNN that there were 109 travelers barred from entry to the U.S. when Trump signed the order. It was unclear how many were deported vs. detained.
* Opening for democrats: As Axios points out, after spending nearly two months back on their heels. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey showed up at Dulles airport, then tweeted last night: “I am driving North now from Virginia. I will check in on things at Newark airport tomorrow.” Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe held a press conference on a concourse at Dulles, calling the order “antithetical to the values that make America great. It will not make our country safer.” @HillaryClinton tweeted: “I stand with the people gathered across the country tonight defending our values & our Constitution. This is not who we are.”
* Republicans revolt: As Axios also notes so far 10 GOPers have announced opposition to or questioned Trump’s executive order. These include Sen. John McCain; Rep. Carlos Curbelo; Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen; Rep. Charlie Dent; Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick; Rep. Justin Amash; Rep. Barbara Comstock; Sen. Susan Collins; Sen. Jeff Flake; Sen. Ben Sasse.

The anatomy of the temporary refugee halt order

On Friday, January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an EO on refugees, minutes after General James Mattis was sworn in as Secretary of Defines.

The executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” contained these key elements:
* Suspended the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days, prohibiting the arrival of refugees into the United States from any country during that period
* Ordered the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security to undertake a complete review of the refugee vetting process
* Permanently banned Syrian refugees until President Trump determined otherwise, and
* Lowered the ceiling of refugees allowed to enter the United States during FY 2017 to 50,000.

Of course the decision elicited the expected response from the libtards and their media.
Flashback: in 2011, Obama quietly suspended the processing of refugees from Iraq for 6 months over terrorism fears.
The reaction at the time from MSM …. crickets!
Two years later, in 2013, ABC news reported
“As a result of the Kentucky case, the State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011, federal officials told ABC News – even for many who had heroically helped U.S. forces as interpreters and intelligence assets. One Iraqi who had aided American troops was assassinated before his refugee application could be processed, because of the immigration delays, two U.S. officials said. In 2011, fewer than 10,000 Iraqis were resettled as refugees in the U.S., half the number from the year before, State Department statistics show.”

Fast forward to Saturday, January 28, 2017: following President’s Trump EO, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filled an emergency petition on behalf of two Iraqis detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The petition was submitted to U.S. District Judge Ann M. Donnelly who ordered a halt to any removal of refugees or others who hold valid visas to enter the United States.
The two refugees are: Hameed Khalid Darweesh, who was an interpreter for the U.S. military, and Haider Alshawi, who was on his way to join his wife, who had worked for a U.S. contractor in Iraq.
ACLU attorneys argued that returning either petitioner could cause “irreparable harm” by exposing them and their families to retaliation from extremists.
Thanks to Obama, foreign citizens now have US Constitutional rights. It is called ‘Immigrants Equal Protection under the US Constitution’, project initiated by ACLU and finalized by the ex president.
That act was used by ACLU attorneys and the judge Donnelly to avoid to follow President’s Trump EO.
By the way, judge Donnelly was appointed by Obama at the recommendation of Chuck Schumer.

Sunday, January 29, 2017
“The Department of Homeland Security will continue to enforce all of President Trump’s Executive Orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people,” the agency made in a statement sent to reporters on Sunday.  They reminded Americans that only a small percentage of travelers were affected by the new restrictions.
The agency noted that although some individuals were held for further screening, some of them were allowed entry into the United States, despite protesters at area airports describing the order as a “Muslim ban.”
“These individuals went through enhanced security screenings and are being processed for entry to the United States, consistent with our immigration laws and judicial orders,” the department said.
The agency did not signal that they were prepared to back down from the rigorous enforcement of Trump’s executive action.
“The Department of Homeland Security will comply with judicial orders; faithfully enforce our immigration laws, and implement President Trump’s Executive Orders to ensure that those entering the United States do not pose a threat to our country or the American people,” the statement concluded.”

President Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline

President Donald Trump gave the green light for construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines. As a reminder, both projects were blocked by Obama.

Of the two projects, Keystone XL is of particular interest for Alberta and ultimately for Canada.

Meanwhile in Canada, the white -Obama – wanna- be Trudeau was caught like a deer in the

headlights when a guy yelled at him and called him ‘a liar or confused, or maybe both’.
The reason?
During a town hall meeting in Ontario, Trudeau mentioned that oil sands will be ‘phased-out’.
In Calgary, the story changed.
“I misspoke.  I said something the way I shouldn’t have said it,” Trudeau said after emerging from a two-day cabinet retreat in downtown Calgary, where Trudeau received the  welcome news that the U.S. has approved the Keystone XL pipeline, a key to reviving Canada’s energy sector that has been depressed by low oil prices and lack of access to oil refineries.”

“That remark enraged political and business leaders in Western Canada at the time and last night’s recalibration angered many at the town as Trudeau’s questioner continued, “When you come to Calgary, you tell people you’re sorry. You are either a liar or you’re confused. And I’m beginning to think it’s both.”
Most of the 1,700 people cheered at the accusation.
Instead of acknowledging any ambiguity in his energy policy, Trudeau claimed absolute consistency, suggesting that he could promote oil pipelines concurrent with controversial climate change legislation.  “I have repeatedly said that yes, the responsibility of any Canadian prime minister is to get our resources to market and yes, that includes our oil sands fossil fuels,” he said.
“I’ve also said that we need to do that in a responsible, sustainable way — that you cannot separate what’s good for the environment and what’s good for the economy.”
Source: Daily Caller

As usual, our PM looked stupid and spoke out of his ass. Sometimes I wonder if he had more than two neutrons that manage to meet each other at least occasionally.

I think it’ time for a ‘Make Canada Great Again’ movement. To paraphrase our neighbours ‘Trudeau is not my Prime Minister’. I did not vote for him and I could not give a shit about him either. He is a product of Ontario and Quebec, elected by the East Canada because their interests aligned with his policy or vice versa.

Historically speaking, it was not much love coming from Ottawa to Alberta and BC. We don’t matter to them. Until we do.

The march of the idiots

Today, January 21, 2017 some unhinged women decided that instead of spending time with their children and grandchildren, they should go to Washington to protest …. wait! what are they protesting against?

I bet a vast majority of these moon bats don’t even now why are they marching, but kudos for the herd mentality.

Not having the same salaries as men? Welcome to the real world, where the glass ceiling exists and it will exist independent of Trump’s presidency.
Where were they during Obama’s presidency? They could not find a day during his 8 years as president to gather in Washington and protest?

I don’t understand the remark about Trump insulting women. Calling Rosie O’Donnell ‘pig’ was not an insult, he just stated the facts, as she is an ugly, idiot sorry excuse of a pig.
Considering that his campaign manager and trusted spokeswoman is Kellyanne Conway, I just can’t see how these idiots could voice such non sense.

According to the Washington Post:
‘Marchers — mostly women and mostly white — said they came to take the most public possible stand against Trump, a candidate and now president whom they said routinely insults women and the issues they care about. But the gathering also provided therapy for many, the balm of immersing themselves in a like-minded sea of citizens who had shared their anxiety and disappointment after Democrat Hillary Clinton’s historic bid for the presidency ended in defeat.
The report notes some of the women are “sometimes sleeping on the couches of people they had never met before” due to the vast crowd participating in the march.’

‘The march’s central focus appears to be to protect abortion chain Planned Parenthood from taxpayer defunding, one of the stated goals of the Trump administration. Though cast as a “women’s rights” march, pro-life women who attempted to register for the march were refused.
“If you want to come to the march you are coming with the understanding that you respect a woman’s right to choose,” Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American Muslim racial justice and civil rights activist, and a chairwoman of the event, told the New York Times.
Feminist Gloria Steinem and Planned Parenthood have partnered for the event, providing it with its decidedly anti-Trump tone.’

By the way, their ‘role model’ Linda Sarsour is all for Sharia law ( if curious, go to her Twitter account).
According to Daily Caller :
“Linda Sarsour, one of the organizers behind Saturday’s Women’s March, being held in Washington, D.C., was recently spotted at a large Muslim convention in Chicago posing for pictures with an accused financier for Hamas, the terrorist group.”

The financier’s name is Salah Sarsour and Linda denied that they are related. Not that it matters.

‘Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said about the march:
We will send a strong message to the incoming administration that millions of people across this country are prepared to fight attacks on reproductive health care, abortion services, and access to Planned Parenthood, as they intersect with the rights of young people, people of color, immigrants, and people of all faiths, backgrounds, and incomes.
According to the march’s website, its mission is to “send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights.”

Ashley Judd said (addressing to Donald Trump I guess):
“I am not as nasty as racism, fraud, conflict of interest, homophobia, sexual assault, transphobia, white supremacy, misogyny, ignorance, white privilege. I’m not as nasty as using little girls like Pokemon before their bodies have even developed. I am not as nasty as your own daughter being your favorite sex symbol, like your wet dreams infused with your own genes. But, yeah, I’m a nasty woman, a loud, vulgar proud woman. I’m not nasty, like the combo of Trump and Pence being served up to me in my voting booth. I’m nasty like the battles my grandmothers fought to get me into that voting booth. I’m nasty, like the fight for wage equality. Scarlett Johansson, why were the female actors paid less than half of what the male actors earned last year? See, even when we do go into higher paying jobs, our wages are still cut with blades sharpened by testosterone.”

The filth that comes out of those womens pie holes makes any locker room talk by Trump look like taken out of an etiquette manual. They are disgusting, and pigs being pigs, this is left behind them

Question: what the fuck is doing Michael Moore at Women’s March? Is he out of the closet yet?
Anyway, he is laying out a plan to be followed by the 80- something -IQ -stay-at-home moms, as they need guidance considering that due to the low IQ they can’t think for themselves:

“On Monday, call (202) 225-3121. Call your representative and your two Senators, and number one we do not accept Betty DeVos as our secretary of education,” Moore told the crowd. “That’s day one. Make it part of your daily routine.”
“I want you to make this a part of your new daily routine: Call Congress every single day,” he added. “Brush your teeth, make the coffee, walk the dog and call Congress.”

In between foaming at his mouth, Moore found the time to rip to pieces Washington’s Post Saturday edition.

Let’s talk about America Ferrera and her dim witted remarks:
“It’s been a heartrending time to be both a woman and an immigrant in this country,” the Ugly Betty star said. “Our dignity, our character, our rights have all been under attack, and a platform of hate and division assumed power yesterday.”
Ferrera, who spoke at the Democratic National Convention last summer, said that the Trump administration and the Republican-led Congress don’t represent America.
“But the president is not America. His cabinet is not America. Congress is not America,” she said. “We are America. And we are here to stay.”

So, Trump who is American, it is not good or qualified enough to represent America; Ferrera who is an immigrant is. Mind boggling!!

In the end, the master manipulator Hillary Clinton twitted her support for protesters marching against Trump.
“Thanks for standing, speaking & marching for our values @womensmarch. Important as ever,” Clinton tweeted. “I truly believe we’re always Stronger Together.”

Too bad that Jane ‘Hanoi’ Fond was busy giving interview to Bill Maher; she should have been a wonderful addition to this stupid march.

Fucking A!

Trump’s speech at opening inaugural concert

‘Thank you very much. Thank you very much everybody, and thank you Tom. I’d like to congratulate our incredible entertainers tonight. Toby, and Lee Greenwood and all of the great talent. It was really very special. I also have to thank our incredible military right here. Thank you. Stand up, please. You guys were really great. Thank you. So this journey began 18 months ago. I had something to do with it, but you had much more to do with it than I did. I’m the messenger. I’m just the messenger. And we were tired. And I love you. Believe me, I love you. We all got tired of seeing what was happening. And we wanted change, but we wanted real change. And I look so forward to tomorrow. We’re going to see something that is going to be so amazing. So many people have poured into Washington, D.C.

This started out tonight being a small little concert, and then we had the idea maybe we’ll do it in front of the Lincoln Memorial. I don’t know if it’s ever been done before. But if it has, very seldom. And the people came by the thousands and thousands, and here we are tonight, all the way back. All the way back. So it’s a movement that began, it’s a movement that started, and it’s a movement like we’ve never seen anywhere in the world, they say. There’s never been a movement like this and it’s something very, very special. And we’re going to unify our country, and our phrase – you all know it, half of you are wearing the hat – “Make America Great Again.” But we’re going to make America great for all of our people, everybody. Everybody throughout our country. That includes the inner cities, that includes everybody.

And we’re going to do a special job, and I can only tell you that 18 months ago, we never knew, a lot of people didn’t know, some people had a feeling. A lot of people didn’t give us much of a chance, but we understood what was happening. And that last month of the campaign, when I traveled around to every place that you can imagine. State after state after state, speech after speech. And we had ten thousand, twenty thousand, thirty thousand people. There was never an empty seat, just like tonight. We didn’t know if anybody would even come tonight. This hasn’t been done before. And you look. It was the same way. And we all knew that last month of the campaign. I think a lot of us knew the first week of the campaign, but that last month of the campaign we knew that something special was happening.

And I can only tell you this: The polls started going up, up, up, but they didn’t want to give us credit. Because they forgot about a lot of us. On the campaign I called it “the forgotten man” and “the forgotten woman.” Well, you’re not forgotten anymore. That I can tell you. Not forgotten anymore.

So I want to thank my great family, my incredible wife Melania. They’ve been so supportive, and it wasn’t easy for them. But they have been so supportive. I want to thank you, most importantly. And I promise you that I will work so hard. We’re going to get it turned around. We’re going to get our jobs back. We’re not going to let other countries take our jobs any longer. We’re going to build up our great military. We’re going to build it up. We’re going to strengthen our borders. We’re going to do things that haven’t been done for our country for many, many decades. It’s going to change. I promise you it’s going to change.

So I’ll see you tomorrow. And I don’t care frankly if it’s going to be beautiful or if it’s going to rain like crazy. Makes no difference to me. I have a feeling it’s going to be beautiful. But I will see you tomorrow, and I’m going to be cheering you on. You’re going to cheer me on, but I’m going to be cheering you on. Because what we’ve done is so special. All over the world they’re talking about it. All over the world. And I love you folks, and we’re going to work together. And we are going to – make America great again. And I’ll add: Greater than ever before! Thank you very much and enjoy the fireworks. Thank you everybody.’