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RandySF's Journal
RandySF's Journal
December 20, 2016

Trumps Sons Just Began Selling Access To Their Dad For $1 Million

President-elect Donald Trump’s sons, Eric and Donald Jr, are offering access to him at an asking price of a cool million dollars in yet another despicable display of impropriety. The two tweedle dees are pulling this scam under the guise of a nonprofit association named the “Opening Day Foundation.”

Described as “Opening Day 2017”, which will be held on the day after Trump’s inauguration at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C., Trump’s sons are selling exclusive access for up to a million dollars a pop. Individuals who can’t afford a seven-figure donation can instead opt to donate as little as $25,000 instead. Included in the price of the packages a “private reception and photo opportunity for 16 guests with President Donald J. Trump”, and a “multi-day hunting and/or fishing excursion for 4 guests” with both of Trump’s moronic offspring. One wonders why the Trump boys would put themselves in harm’s way, knowing individuals might pay the price just to have an opportunity to be around them whilst carrying a weapon in their very close proximity. The brochure to the event, which was originally published by the trash gossip rag TMZ, shows all of the potential offerings.

An analysis of the records needed to found a nonprofit showed the “Opening Day Foundation” was created on Dec. 14, so their integrity can surely be counted upon based upon years of public service.


December 20, 2016

Conway: The professional political left is attempting to foment a permanent opposition

But while Mr. Trump’s opponents needed 37 Republican defectors to bring his electoral-vote tally below 270, the bulk of electors who broke ranks — four in Washington State — were Democrats who otherwise would have voted for Mrs. Clinton. Instead, three voted for former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, a Republican, and one for Faith Spotted Eagle, a Native American tribal leader who has led opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.

Kellyanne Conway, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager, said the election “wasn’t a squeaker.”

“The professional political left is attempting to foment a permanent opposition that is corrosive to our constitutional democracy and ignores what just happened in this election,” she said. Liberals cannot, she added, “wave magic pixie dust and make this go away.”

As for whether Mr. Trump would now begin to offer a hand of friendship to his critics, Ms. Conway noted that he had met with multiple Democrats and spoken with President Obama “several times.” “He said, ‘I’ll be president of all people,’ but the left is trying to delegitimize his election,” she said. “They’re trying to deny him what he just earned. So why is the burden always on him?”


December 19, 2016

Trump Will Keep a Private Security Force

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — President-elect Donald Trump has continued employing a private security and intelligence team at his victory rallies, and he is expected to keep at least some members of the team after he becomes president, according to people familiar with the plans.

The arrangement represents a major break from tradition. All modern presidents and presidents-elect have entrusted their personal security entirely to the Secret Service, and their event security mostly to local law enforcement, according to presidential security experts and Secret Service sources.

But Trump — who puts a premium on loyalty and has demonstrated great interest in having forceful security at his events — has opted to maintain an aggressive and unprecedented private security force, led by Keith Schiller, a retired New York City cop and Navy veteran who started working for Trump in 1999 as a part-time bodyguard, eventually rising to become his head of security.

Security officials warn that employing private security personnel heightens risks for the president-elect and his team, as well as for protesters, dozens of whom have alleged racial profiling, undue force or aggression at the hands Trump’s security, with at least 10 joining a trio of lawsuits now pending against Trump, his campaign or its security.

“It’s playing with fire,” said Jonathan Wackrow, a former Secret Service agent who worked on President Barack Obama’s protective detail during his 2012 reelection campaign. Having a private security team working events with Secret Service “increases the Service’s liability, it creates greater confusion and it creates greater risk,” Wackrow said.


December 19, 2016

Just got out of Rogue One (Non-Spoiler)

This is the movie I made every afternoon after school, ditching the main characters and staging rebel/stormtrooper fights or space combat missions. You don't need to see Rogue One to understand the other installments or vice-versa, but it's a great addition to the overall Star Wars mythology.
December 19, 2016

Texas electors face threats for defecting: Vote for Trump or we rape your wife and daughters

A former Texas elector said this week that he and others had faced threats for refusing to cast their votes for President-elect Donald Trump.

After the election last month, Art Sisneros announced that he was resigning as an elector because he did not think Trump was “biblically qualified” to be president.

Sisneros revealed in an interview published by Texas Monthly on Tuesday that Christopher Suprun, an elector who lives in Dallas, faced violent threats after he said that he would cast his vote for “an honorable and qualified man or woman such as Gov. John Kasich of Ohio.”

According to Sisneros, Suprun asked him to share one of the threats in a Facebook post earlier this month.

“You vote for Trump or we rape your wife and daughters with a knife before we kill you. Do as told or face consequences,” the threat warned.


December 18, 2016

Leak reveals Rex Tillerson is director of Bahamas-based US-Russian oil company

Rex Tillerson, the businessman nominated by Donald Trump to be the next US secretary of state, is the long-time director of a US-Russian oil firm based in the tax haven of the Bahamas, leaked documents show.

Tillerson – the chief executive of ExxonMobil – has been a director of the oil company’s Russian subsidiary, Exxon Neftegas, since 1998. His name – RW Tillerson – appears next to other officers who are based at Houston, Texas; Moscow; and Sakhalin, in Russia’s far east.

The leaked 2001 document comes from the corporate registry in the Bahamas. It was one of 1.3m files given to the Germany newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung by an anonymous source. The registry is public but details of individual directors are typically incomplete or missing entirely.

Though there is nothing untoward about this directorship, it has not been reported before and is likely to raise fresh questions over Tillerson’s relationship with Russia ahead of a potentially stormy confirmation hearing by the US senate foreign relations committee.


December 18, 2016

Most Republicans Think Trump Won Popular Vote

A new Qualtrics survey shows a large fraction of Republicans — 52% — said Trump won the popular vote, compared with only 7% of Democrats and 24% of independents. Among Republicans without any college education, the share was even larger: 60%, compared with 37% of Republicans with a college degree.

In reality, Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than Trump.


December 18, 2016

What is your favorite holiday movie?

Mine: Bad Santa

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