Chancellor Merkel: Germany Always Has Good Respect Between Government and Media (Remember Hitler?)

ABC News reported today that –

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told an audience including U.S. Vice President Mike Pence that she supports a “free, independent press” and that Germany has good experience with mutual respect between the government and the media.

Merkel was asked Saturday at the Munich Security Conference whether she doubts the quality of American newspaper reporting on domestic politics. The question came after President Donald Trump tweeted that “The FAKE NEWS media … is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”

Merkel, who didn’t refer to Trump in her reply, said she largely reads German newspapers but “apart from that, I advocate a free, independent press and have high respect for journalists.”

She added: “We have always had very good experience, at least in Germany, with mutual respect.”

Merkel certainly nailed that one. When the Nazi’s and Hitler took over Germany in 1933 the media and the government began to act “with mutual respect”. During the course of the next dozen years the Third Reich took over the media and “with mutual respect” controlled all messages in the press. Under the Nazi’s –

The Propaganda Ministry aimed further to control the content of news and editorial pages through directives distributed in daily conferences in Berlin and transmitted via the Party propaganda offices to regional or local papers. Detailed guidelines stated what stories could or could not be reported and how to report the news. Journalists or editors who failed to follow these instructions could be fired or, if believed to be acting with intent to harm Germany, sent to a concentration camp. Rather than suppressing news, the Nazi propaganda apparatus instead sought to tightly control its flow and interpretation and to deny access to alternative sources of news.

Today’s Main Stream Media (MSM) is not controlled by the Third Reich but the MSM rarely fails to comply with the far left Democrat Party liberal platform. During the election, emails from Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Manager John Podesta released by WikiLeaks showed the efforts made by the MSM to collude with Hillary’s campaign.

Late last fall Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told Sean Hannity the American mainstream media is colluding with the Democrat Party in America.

Where the Third Reich used ‘thuggery’ to control the message of the media in Germany, today’s MSM in the US is controlled by an unhealthy need to be ‘a part of’ the Democrat team and to be ‘politically correct’ which supersedes their reporting integrity and America’s future. To those of us who followed this election from a perspective outside of the MSM, the bias of the MSM was and is so easy to see.

Trump Rally: Since the Election DOW Reaches Highest Daily Close Ever a Third of the Time

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) hit new highs on Thursday and Friday, breaking the 20,200 mark for the first time in its history.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average daily closing stock average has risen now more than 10% since the election on November 8th. Including November 9th through today, there have been 64 trading days. A third of these days have reached all time highs (21 times) for the Dow. Another 11 days have reached the 2nd highest close ever and another 9 days have reached the 3rd highest close ever. Half of the trading days since Trump won the election have resulted in new highs for the Dow or 2nd highest days ever and two thirds of these days have resulted in the closing total to be at least the highest, 2nd highest or 3rd highest closing day in history!

This rally is historical for other reasons as well. Per our research this is only the 2nd time since 1937 when the Inauguration date was set at January 20th that the stock market hit two new closing highs in the four trading days after the inauguration. This occurred in January of 1965, shortly after Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as President and again right after the inauguration.

Also, another record during the Trump Rally is that the stock market moved between 1000 point markers (between 19,000 and 20,000) in only 42 trading days. The only time it moved faster between significant markers was in 1999 when it took 24 days to reach 11,000. This time the market hit 19,000 on November 22nd shortly after Trump won the election, and then the market broke 20,000 on Wednesday this week. These new highs occurred only 42 trading days apart.

As we pointed out on December 21st shortly after Trump was elected, never in its history had the DOW reached the number of closing bell highs after an election. There were only 8 times in the history of the Dow where the Dow set new closing highs for 17 days or more in a 29 day period. The last time this occurred was nearly 20 years ago in 1998. (The rally in 1928 started in October before the election.)

The prior daily closing high before the November 8th election was on August 15th, 2016. This is why the ‘Trump Rally’ is such an anomaly and totally due to President Trump and his winning policies.

President Trump Won’t Take Immigration Executive Order to Supreme Court Until His Nominee Neil Gorsuch in Place

Last night we reported that instead of messing with a long and drawn out court battle, President Trump is expected to draw up a new executive order next week to restrict immigration in order to keep America safe. Trump said on Air Force One –

We are actively considering changes or other executive orders that will keep our country safe from terrorism.”

NBC News reported that the Trump administration began working on a new executive order a few days before the Ninth Circuit Court ruled against it.

The reason Trump is doing this is because of the current vacancy on the Supreme Court. The current make up of the court is four liberal judges appointed by liberal Presidents Clinton and Obama and four judges appointed by Republican Presidents Herbert W. Bush and George W. Bush. The legal move President Trump is taking to keep the immigration orders in place is to not go to the Supreme Court yet because of the possibility that the lower court ruling will stay in place.

With an eight-justice court, a majority decision requires a 5-3 vote. If the supreme court is deadlocked 4-4, the lower court’s decision in the case is upheld but it does not create a legal precedent.

“The best way to say it, if it’s 4-4, it’s as if the court had never even heard the case,” said Russell Wheeler, a federal courts expert at the Brookings Institution. “The decision below stands, but it has no precedential value.

President Trump knows that if he waits until his Supreme Court pick, Judge Neil Gorsuch, is in place his executive order will be upheld because the law is on his side. The courts that have ruled against the President have done so not on the merits of the law, but on their own political beliefs.

President Trump noted that the entire opinion from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals did not even once cite the statute that the President’s executive order was based upon.

Google and Facebook Now Working in the US and France to Curtail Free Speech

Google and Facebook announced in November that they would begin working with George Soros entities to rate stories based on their limited far left point of view. Soros, the former Nazi and current Democrat donor and billionaire, responsible for every major riot/protest since the election and most left wing riots before the election, including Black Lives Matter, is also behind Snopes, the far left leaning liberal website mascarading as the ultimate truth decider. Google and Facebook are both using Snopes as their new fact checking device for news. Selecting Snopes to determine what is ‘fake news’ or not is like selecting Bill Clinton as a juror in a rape case.

Now it looks like there is an effort to do the same in France. A new ‘fake news’ coalition of 17 newsrooms was announced a couple days ago that was set up in France. Google News Lab and Facebook are partnering with a number of organizations in France including Buzzfeed News. Buzzfeed (and CNN) is the same organization that recently promoted the outrageous lie about President Trump watching prostitutes urinate on each other in Russia. This turned out to be a fake story obtained from a 4Chan prank.

This new coalition in France, like the effort in the US, was created to stop the promotion of stories that these far left news sites declare are not consistent with there far left mindsets. Ultimately, news that does not meet these entities’ far left agendas will be silenced and discarded by these same entities.

So much for freedom of the press, oui?

Maine Senator Susan Collins Only Republican to Vote Against a Trump Cabinet Member and For Obama Stimulus

Yesterday President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, was confirmed but it was not done without more challenges for the President. DeVos was confirmed by the tie breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence. Pence was forced to vote because the Senate voted 50-50 in the confirmation and Pence’s vote broke the tie to ensure DeVos was confirmed as the new Secretary of Education.

Although the Senate has a majority of Republicans the vote was close. Two Republican Senators crossed party lines to vote against DeVos’s confirmation, Senator Susan Collins from Maine and Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska. Collins, Murkowski and Senator Rand Paul are the only Republicans to vote against a Trump nominee for a cabinet post. Paul voted against Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, who was eventually confirmed to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

To date these are the only 3 Republican Senators to cross party lines in Cabinet position votes this year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voted present for his wife, Elaine L. Chao, to be Secretary of Transportation. She won by a large majority. Senator Jeff Sessions did not vote in two cases, for John Kelly as Homeland Security Secretary and for Secretary James Mattis as Secretary of Defense. Sessions did this in part because he is expected to be confirmed later this week for US Attorney General. (See portion of chart below from the New York Times)

This is not the first time Senator Collins voted against her party. In 2009, Senator Collins voted with two other Republicans, fellow Senator from Maine Olympia Snowe and Senator Arlen Specter from Pennsylvania, as the only three Republicans in either the House or the Senate to vote for President Obama’s ‘Stimulus’ bill. The Stimulus ended up being a $819 billion economic recovery plan that did very little for the US economy and ultimately became another failed Obama promise.

Senator Collins now will be remembered as the only US Senator or Representative in the history of the nation to vote for Obama’s fake Stimulus package and against a President Trump Cabinet member during the confirmation process.

Democrats can say all they want about the Republicans not crossing party lines for these confirmations. However, there is no Democratic member of the House or Senate who can say they voted against the Stimulus and for a Trump Presidential Cabinet member. None.

NFL Commish Roger Goodell Booed During Award Ceremony for Deflategate Penalties and Lack of Disrespect for the Flag Penalties

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was booed during the Super Bowl trophy award presentation last night. At the same time Patriots Head Coach and star QB Tom Brady were laughing in the background. Although they not have been laughing about Goodell being booed it was ironic.

he pro-Patriots crowd that remained in the stadium for the ceremony however stopped booing and cheered when Kraft received the winner’s trophy.

This is the first time Brady and Goodell were together since the ‘deflategate’ scandal, the name given to the incident and actions taken by Goodell which penalized the Patriots and Brady for ‘supposedly’ using game balls during an NFL playoff game that were deflated. The suggestion was that the Patriots and Brady were given an unfair advantage in the game which the Patriots won by a very large margin. Brady eventually took the penalty to court but his case was eventually thrown out after which Goodell penalized Brady and the Patriots. It was reported that –

Goodell dropped a sledgehammer on the Patriots when he suspended Brady for four games, fined the team $1m and took away their first-round draft pick in 2016 and fourth round selection this spring. His sanctions were the football equivalent of killing a fly with a hand grenade, and they were going to cripple the Pats. And yet all they did was make New England better.

Brady’s father was very vocal before the Super Bowl game about Goodell –

What the league did to him [Tom Brady] and what Roger Goodell constantly lied about is beyond reprehensible as far as I’m concerned,” Brady Sr. said of his son. “[Goodell] went on a witch hunt and went in way over his head and had to lie his way out in numerous ways and the reality is that Tommy never got suspended for deflating footballs. He got suspended because the court said that he could, Roger Goodell could do anything that he wanted to do to any player for any reason whatsoever. That’s what happened. The NFL admitted they had no evidence on him.”

As for the possibility of Goodell standing next to Brady after the Patriots win the Super Bowl, Brady Sr. doesn’t relish that, saying, “Somebody that has Roger Goodell’s ethics doesn’t belong on any stage that Tom Brady is on.”

Brady noticeably left the stage when Goodell was awarding the trophy to Kraft.

Fans also possibly booed Goodell for his lack of effort this year to penalize NFL players for not standing during the National Anthem during pregame ceremonies. Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers started this action and repeated it throughout the season while other players mimicked him around the nation.

Goodell did not step in and fine or suspend Kaepernick for these actions which to many were more serious than the actions that Goodell suspended Brady for. Although Goodell did nothing the fans booed Kaepernick for his disrespect for America.

Last night Brady, the Patriots and America won their revenge.

New England Patriots and President Donald Trump Counted Out by Experts — But Find a Way to Win!

Patriots Complete Biggest Comeback In Superbowl History

The New England Patriots just won Super Bowl LI (51) with the greatest comeback in NFL Super Bowl history!

New England was projected in the 3rd Quarter to have a 99.7% chance of losing the game after falling behind 28-3 but had come back by the end of the game to tie the score.

 

The game went into overtime and the Patriots won by 6!

The results of the Super Bowl were eerily similar to the results of the 2016 election in November. Leading up to the election the New York Times gave Hillary Clinton an 85% chance of beating Donald Trump in the Presidential race.

By the end of election night, Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America.

Maybe it’s no wonder that the Patriots owner, head coach and star QB Tom Brady all supported Trump in the election!

Turkey’s Erdogan Tells Germany’s Merkel Not to Use Term ‘Islamic Terror’ – She Complies

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday and was rebuked by Erdogan for using the term “Islamist terrorism”. Erdogan said the phrase was not correct and saddened Muslims.

After holding a critical bilateral meeting with Erdogan, Merkel spoke of the need for Turkey and Germany to cooperate even further to fight against terror, including “Islamist terrorism” and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants.

“We spoke in detail about… the questions of the fight against Islamist terrorism, against every form of terrorism, also the terrorism of the PKK,” she said alongside Erdogan at his palace in Ankara.

“We agree we want to cooperate, we are all affected by this. We agreed to have closer cooperation in the future,” she said.

Erdogan, sitting next to Merkel, was stony-faced as she spoke.

Many Muslims oppose any equating of Islam and terror, arguing those who commit crimes purportedly in the name of Islam have nothing to do with a religion that espouses peace.

“This expression ‘Islamist terror’ seriously saddens us Muslims,” Erdogan replied, glancing sternly at the German chancellor.

“Such an expression is not correct because Islam and terror cannot be associated. The meaning of Islam is peace.”

He said it would be “saddening” if the term was used because of the crimes of the so-called Islamic State (IS) extremist group, which has been blamed for a string of attacks in Turkey over the last year.

“Please let’s not use it. As long as it is used we need to stand against it. As a Muslim president personally I cannot accept that,” he said.

At the end of the discussion, Merkel did not use the term Islamic terrorism.

Chancellor Merkel tried to have eye contact at least five times with Erdogan and he would have none of it. It was clear that Muslim Erdogan looked down upon Merkel.

Erdogan’s comments about Islam meaning ‘peace’ were not true. Islam means ‘submission’ and women in Islam are to submit to men. This may be why Erdogan looked disgusted talking to Merkel. According to Islam she is not his equal.

 

Former Nazi and Democrat Billionaire Donor George Soros Now Connected to Every Major Protest Since the Election

The University of California, Berkeley the self-proclaimed “home of the free speech movement”, on Wednesday night gave Conservatives trying to enter the Milo speech a Nazi style beat-down.

Violent far left rioters and goons shut the talk down.

The progressive thugs started fires, assaulted women, beat Trump supporters unconscious, raided ATMs, shot off fireworks and destroyed private property.

Now there is evidence that former Nazi, Democrat donor and Billionaire George Soros was behind the UC Berkeley riots:

The left-wing group that helped organize the violent shut down of the Milo Yiannopoulos event at the University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday is backed by a progressive charity that is in turn funded by George Soros, the city of Tucson, a major labor union and several large companies.

This same university gave an award to George Soros in 2004. In announcing the award the University of California Berkeley reported of Soros’s past as having a “personal experience with fascist and totalitarian regimes”

Might does not make right, and therefore the United States has committed a tremendous mistake in using its military supremacy to force democracy on Iraq. That was the blunt critique of the Bush Administration that billionaire financier and munificent philanthropist George Soros delivered to a packed audience at UC Berkeley last night.

The Hungarian-born Soros, whose personal experience with fascist and totalitarian regimes has informed his decades-long approach to promoting open societies around the world, has now turned his attention on his own adopted democracy. America’s recent foreign policy justifying preemptive strikes — but only those by America — has undermined the legitimacy of U.S. supremacy, Soros said, while the branding of American protesters as unpatriotic undermines the foundations of our democracy.

UC Berkeley reported that UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl presented Soros with the Chancellor’s Distinguished Honor Award.

The award recognized Soros’s “tireless efforts as a philanthropist,” in particular through his Open Society Institute and other organizations that support projects in areas such as education, public health, and civil-society development.

Soros was interviewed years ago on CBS’s 60 Minutes where he admitted helping Nazi’s during World War II. He helped Nazis steal from Jews during the war. Soros is a Jew.

Soros was also reportedly behind the airport protests last weekend in the US. A week before last Soros was reported as being behind 50 Groups involved in the ‘Women’s Protests’ the day after the inauguration. Before this, Soros was connected to the groups demanding the election recounts after the November 8th election and Soros money was funding more protests during these efforts. Before this DCLeaks released information showing that Soros funded Black Lives Matter protests across the country.

Former Nazi George Soros is connected to every protest since the election and many, if not all leading up to the election, including Black Lives Matter.

Super Bowl LI New England Patriots Owner, Head Coach and Star QB Praise and Support President Donald Trump

Last night on the Hannity Show on FOX News, Sean Hannity interviewed the New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft. Kraft’s Patriots are in the Super Bowl for the 7th time since 2000. His team is more successful than any other team in the National Football League during this time. In the interview Kraft discussed his appreciation for his relationship with current President Donald Trump.

Kraft said:

Well he and I, we’ve have never done any business together but we have been friends over 20 years. We’ve had a lot of fun together. I went to his wedding to Melania. Bill and Hillary [Clinton] were sitting at the next table, and

Hannity:

You’ve been part of history in football and politics.

Kraft:

Well, he’s great and he and Melania when my beloved wife died, and which was the most difficult thing in my life, he and Melania came to the funeral and came up Brookline and then they came to may house for Memorial weekend. He called me once a week, once a week for a year, and asked how was I doing and invited me to things and you know we were just friends. No businesses and no we’ve never done business and I’ll never forget that. That’s the kinda guy [he is].

The Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick and star Quarterback Tom Brady both announced the day before the Presidential election their support for winner President Trump.

The Patriots are certainly showing their patriotism supporting President Trump.