Chinese Year: Rooster (Jan. 28); late last Dec. Taiyuan, Shanxi, China erects a giant
Trump Rooster Statue
outside a shopping mall.
Doomsday Clock: 2-1/2 min. to midnight.
becomes the world's fastest-growing beer market.
On Jan. 1 (1:15 a.m.) an Islamist AK-47 attack in a Santa Claus costume at the Reina Nightclub in
during a New Year celebration kills 39 and injures 69, with some jumping into the nearby Bosphorus Strait to escape; on Jan. 2
ISIS claims responsiility, with the soundbyte:
"In continuation of the blessed operations that Islamic State is conducting against the protector of the cross, Turkey, a heroic soldier
of the caliphate struck one of the most famous nightclubs where the Christians celebrate their apostate holiday."
On Jan. 1 the Transgender Mandate,
a new federal regulation prohibiting discrimination in health care against transgenders, due to come into effect today is blocked by a federal judge in Tex.
On Jan. 1 Finland announces
a 2-year Universal Basic Income (UBI) of 560 Euros/month to a randomly selected pop. of 2K.
On Jan. 2 the 2017 Rose Bowl
sees the 9-3 USC Trojans defeat the 11-2 Penn. State Nittany Lions 52-49.
On Jan. 2 after North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Lunatic pledges to step-up efforts to test-fire an ICBM this year, Donald Trump
the soundbyte: "It won't happen!"
On Jan. 2 The New Celebrity Apprentice
debuts on NBC-TV, hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, with new U.S. pres. Donald Trump as exec producer.
On Jan. 3 Pres. Obama expands
the power of the Nat. Security Agency (NSA) to share raw sigint (globally intercepted personal communications) with 16 other intel agencies, making it easier
for anti-Trump moles to leak info. after he takes office.
On Jan. 5 four Black Lives Matter supporters in Chicago, Ill. kidnap and torture white mentally challenged
and post it live on Facebook, getting them arrested and charged with kidnapping and hate crime.
On Jan. 6 Russian Gen. Valery Gerasimov announces
that it is beginning a withdrawal of forces from Syria, starting with the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.
On Jan. 6 (12:55 p.m.) after visiting an FBI office in Anchorage, Alaska in Nov. and claiming that voices in his head were telling him to join ISIS,
26-y.-o. Iraq War vet Esteban Santiago (1990-)
(who converted to Islam under the name Aashiq Hammad years before joining the U.S. Army)
flies to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., gets his checked gun out of the baggage area, and uses it to shoot and kill five and injure eight before running out
of ammo and laying down to wait for police to arrest him; he later tells
FBI agents that he carried out the attack for ISIS.
On Jan. 6 Donald Trump meets
with the FBI, NSA, CIA, and DNI chiefs, who claim that Russia engaged in a systematic hacking attempt to help him defeat Hillary; he responds GFY, er,
that it is probably a Dem. witch hunt and didn't affect the election outcome; meanwhile Congress
certifies Trump's Electoral College V over Hillary by 304-227.
On Jan. 6 57-y.-o. convicted murderer
Shiloh Heavenly Quine (1959-)
in Calif. becomes the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex reassignment surgery.
On Jan. 6 U.S. nat. intel dir. James Clapper issues
a multiagency intel community assessment about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. pres. election, concluding that no evidence of collusion with the
Trump campaign has been found; on May 14 he appears on ABC News' This Week with George Stephanopoulos, saying that by his last day in office he
still didn't see any evidence, but that there could still be some evidence collected by the FBI.
On Jan. 8 (Sun.) a jihadist plows his truck into Israeli soldiers in
killing four and injuring 15; on Jan. 9 the Berlin Senate in Germany has the
lit with the colors of the Israeli flag in solidarity for the first time ever.
On Jan. 8 the 2nd of two U.S. strikes (Dec. 29) in
kills three AQAP operatives.
On Jan. 8 (eve.) the 2017 (74th) Golden Globes Awards,
presented at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif by Jimmy Fallon is a coup for "La La Land", which wins seven; the awards show is full of liberal
Hollyweird stars giving speeches dissing Donald Trump, esp. Cecil B. Demille lifetime achievement award winner Meryl Streep, causing Trump to
that "she's one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood".
On Jan. 10 (eve.) Pres. Obama delivers his farewell address
at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., responding to cries of "four more years" with "I can't do that", and issuing a parting shot at Donald Trump with the soundbyte:
"For every two steps forward, it often feels we take one step back."
On Jan. 10 Yahoo announces
that it will change its name to Altaba after being acquired by $4.8B by Verizon, with Marissa Mayer leaving the board.
On Jan. 11 pres.-elect Donald Trump gives a
(first in 162 days), continuing his trademark style of never backing down on anything, refusing to put his assets in a blind trust or release his tax returns,
and brushing off all attempts to frame him
on being Putin's puppet, and telling Jim Acosta that his CNN is "fake news".
On Jan. 11 Norway
becomes the first country to shut down its FM radio network, despite a Dec. poll that shows that 66% of the pop. oppose it.
On Jan. 11 the 15th anniv. of the Gitmo Detention Center;
60 detainees remain, incl. 46 certified as too dangerous to transfer or try.
On Jan. 11 Blackwater founder Erik Prince secretly
in the Seychelles Islands with a Russian close to Russian pres. Vladimir Putin to set up a communications back-link with Pres. Trump?
On Jan. 12 the U.S. military moves
3.5K troops to Poland to counter Russian aggression, becoming the largest deployment since the end of the Cold War, pissing-off Russia.
On Jan. 12 Pres. Obama awards
vice-pres. Joe Biden a pres. medal of freedom, talking up their bromance and calling him a "lion of American history" - setting a precedent?
On Jan. 12 after 100K flock to the U.S. since the Dec. 17, 2014 announcement of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations, the Obama admin.
an end to the 1995 "wet foot, dry foot" policy of automatic legal residency for Cubans who reach U.S. soil.
On Jan. 13 (1:00 p.m.) (Fri. the Thirteenth)
Finnair Flight 666
takes off from Copenhagen (CPH) and flies directly to Helsinki (HEL) after a 1:34 flight, landing at 3:41 p.m. local time; the plane is 13 years old.
On Jan. 13 the U.S. House of Reps
227-198 along party lines (except for nine defecting Repubs.) to begin the process of repealing Obamacare.
On Jan. 13 former Dem. Nat. Committee (DNC) chmn. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
with FBI dir. James Comey, dissing him for not informing her about alleged Russian hacking.
On Jan. 13-14 protests in Tunisia
on the 6th anniv. of the 2011 Arab Spring.
On Jan. 14 Pope Francis meets
with Palestinian Authority pres. Mahmoud Abbas in Rome to open the Palestinian embassy to the Vatican.
On Jan. 15 (eve.) Donald Trump gives an interview to The Washington Post, in which he utters the
that he is planning on replacing Obamacare with a plan that will provide "insurance for everybody".
On Jan. 15 the 2017 Paris Peace Summit,
attended by delegates from 70 nations reaffirms the 2-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem, but chickens out before laying out
concrete steps for fear of pro-Israel pres. Trump.
On Jan. 16 the Obama admin. releases
10 detainees from Gitmo incl. almost-9/11 hijacker Mohammad Al Ansi; on Jan. 18 he
Puerto Rican nationalist terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera.
On Jan. 17 Pres. Obama commutes
the sentences of 209 inmates, incl. the 35-year sentence of WikiLeaker Chelsea (Bradley) Manning, who will leave prison in May.
On Jan. 18 (early a.m.) a truck-borne IED explodes in a military camp in
killing 50+ and injuring many others.
On Jan. 18 (night) two precision air strikes are authorized on two ISIS camps near
On Jan. 19 (eve.) after Donald Trump and his family land ceremoniously in Washington, D.C., the
in Washington, D.C. for Trump supporters is crashed by hundreds of black mask-wearing anarchist protesters; performers incl.
country star Toby Keith; fake news outlet CNN is disinvited.
On Jan. 19 Route 1 to Jerusalem opens to traffic.
The don of a new era?
On Jan. 20 (12:00 a.m.) (7th min. of the 7th hour on the eve of the Hebrew sabbath)
(during a sudden light shower) the 2017 (58th) U.S. Pres. Inauguration
sees New York City-born, Queens, N.Y.-raised Wharton School-educated real estate billionaire and TV personality (Presbyterian?)
Donald John Trump (1946-) (Hebrew numerical value 424, same as Messiah Ben David
AKA King David, who died at age 7, vs. Hillary Rodham Clinton = 255 = Amalek)
(Secret Service codename: Mogul) (known for using 8th grade language filled with repetition) become Repub. U.S. pres. #45 (until ?
(70 years, 70 mo. and 7 days old - oldest elected U.S. pres.) (married 3x) (five children and eight grandchildren);
former gov. #50 of Ind. (2013-17) Michael Richard "Mike" Pence (1959-)
(Secret Service codename: Hoosier) becomes U.S. vice-pres. #48 (until ?);
the end of a globalized U.S.?
the inauguration is watched by 30.6M TV viewers on 12 TV networks, becoming the 2nd highest Nielsen rating since 1981;
before the ceremony Trump attends
a private religious service at St. John's Episcopal Church, led by Southern Baptist Rev. Robert Jeffries;
First Lady is Slovenian-born Melania Trump (Melanija Knavs or Knauss) (1970-)
(Secret Service codename: Muse); at the inauguration she
a baby-blue dress and jacket from Ralph Lauren, stirring comparisons with Jackie Kennedy; Second Lady is Kan.-born
Karen Sue Pence (nee Batten) (1958-)
(Secret Service codename: Hummingbird); Trump's hotshot daughter (2nd First Lady?) is New York City-born
Ivanka Marie Trump (1981-)
(Secret Service codename: Marvel), who wears a white Oscar de la Renta dress at the inauguration; the inauguration is
by 67 Dem. congresspersons (most since Abraham Lincoln), but not Hillary and Bill Clinton, who are
by Trump at the luncheon in the Capitol; Trump's cabinet picks incl. no Hispanics (first time since 1981);
Trump's 2017 Inauguration Speech
punches the Washington, D.C. establishment in the mouth while telling the American People that they run it now,
the phrase "America First"; on Jan. 20 Pres. Trump's Cabinet starts with retired USMC gen.
James N. "Mad Dog" Mattis (1950-),
who becomes U.S. secy. of defense #26 (until ?); on Jan. 20 retired USMC gen.
John Francis Kelly (1950-)
becomes U.S. homeland secy. #5 (until ?); Sean Michael Spicer (1971-)
becomes White House press secy. #30 (until ?); within a few hours of taking the oath of office, Trump
a sweeping executive order to federal agencies to "ease the burden" of Obamacare in preparation for its total abolition.
On Jan. 20 Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich issues a
that Pres. Trump's cute little 10-y.-o. son Barron Trump "will be this country's first homeschool shooter", pissing-off the PC police and causing her to be fired.
On Jan. 20 (eve.) Zeke Miller of Time mag. reports
that the bust of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oval Office of the White House has been removed; he quickly issues a correction and apology;
actually, a bust of Winston Churchill that was removed by Pres. Obama was returned and placed in a new spot.
On Jan. 21 the anti-Trump 2017 Disrupt J20 Women's March,
funded by leftist puppetmaster George Soros sweeps the globe from Australia to the U.S. and U.K.; pop star Madonna wears a
designed by Jayna Zweiman (1978-),
and mentions dreams of "blowing up the White House"; protesters carry signs reading "Pussy trumps tyranny", "Keep your politics off my pussy",
"Stay cunty", and "My neck, my back, my pussy will grab back"; 217 are arrested for rioting, facing up to 10 years in priz and a $250K fine.
On Jan. 21 Pres. Trump meets
with the CIA, declaring that the U.S. must totally eradicate "radical Islamic terrorism" from the "face of the Earth".
On Jan. 22 air force maj. gen. Rumen Georgiev Radev (1963-)
of the Bulgarian Socialist Party becomes pres. of Bulgaria (until ?).
On Jan. 23 Pres. Trump signs
an executive order withdrawing the U.S. from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, which he called "a rape of our country"; he is
backed by progressive Dems. and labor groups, and opposed by establishment Repubs. and economists; he also
an executive order to defund Internat. Planned Parenthood, leaving the U.S.-based corporation for Congress, and reinstating the Mexico City Policy
of banning foreign adi to nongovt. orgs. (NGOs) that promote or pay for abortion procedures; he also
an executive order freezing federal hiring, except for the military.
On Jan. 23 U.S. Rep. (R-Kan.) (2011-17) Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo (1963-)
becomes U.S. CIA dir. (until ?).
On Jan. 23 Indian-Am. Repub. atty. Ajit Varadaraj Pai (1973-),
known as a big critic of regulation incl. Net Neutrality becomes U.S. FCC chmn. (until ?)
On Jan. 24 Pakistan successfully test-fires its Ababeel
multi-target nuclear misslile, with 2.2K km range, capable of hitting many cities in India.
On Jan. 24 Pres. Trump signs
executive orders reopening the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipline projects, guaranteeing all U.S.-made steel; he also
executive orders cutting of all new contracts and grants for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and bans its employees from publishing
on social media; he also tweets
a warning to Obamatown Chicago, Ill., threatening to "send in the Feds" if violence doesn't decrease.
On Jan. 25 Pres. Trump signs
an executive order to beg planning for a border wall with Mexico, vowing to begin construction within months, and make the Mexican govt. pay for it; he
"I will be asking for a major investigation into voter fraud", claiming that millions voted illegally even though he won.
On Jan. 25 the Dow Jones Industrial Avg. hits 20K for the first time.
On Jan. 25 artist Christo cancels
his 25-y.-o. project "Over the River" to hang a silvery fabric along a 42-mi. stretch of the Arkansas River in SC Colo., ostensibly in protest against Pres. Trump.
On Jan. 26 after denouncing his new border security measures, Mexican pres. Enrique Pena Nieto
his planned visit to the U.S. to meet with Pres Trump.; the Trump Wall would reduce cash flow to the cartels that financed Nieto's pres. campaign?
On Jan. 26 (1:30 p.m.) Pres. Dump Truck, er, Trump visits the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security HQ, and utters the
"A nation without borders is not a nation. Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders", then
signs the executive order
"Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States", tightening U.S. immigration policies, indefinitely banning refugees from Syria, and banning refugees
from other countries for 120 days, plus 30 days more for Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen; refugees to be admitted this year will be cut from 110K to 50K; on
Jan. 27 after answering critics with "We can't take chances", Trump tells
Christian Broadcasting Network that he will help persecuted Christians; Iraq retaliates
by banning U.S. travelers, as does Iran; on Jan. 29 Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz
that they will hire 10K refugees over the next five years, while U.S. Senate minority leader (D-N.Y.) Chuck Schumer
Trump's order "mean-spirited and un-American... bad for America, bad for our national security", claiming it goes against "what America has always been about", breaking into tears,
which Trump calls "fake tears";
too bad, Trump omits
dangerous Muslim nations Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, UAE et al., maybe because some are where he has business ties?
On Jan. 27 former U.S. Repub. gov. #116 (2011-17) Nimrata "Nikki" Haley (nee Randhawa) (1972-)
becomes U.S. ambassador to the U.N. (until ?).
On Jan. 27 the anti-abortion 2017 March for Life
is heartily supported by Pres. Trump; Mike Pence becomes the first U.S. vice-pres. to give a speech at one, containing the
"Life is winning again in America", "We will not rest until we restore a culture of life in America for ourselves and our posterity", and
"Next week President Donald Trump will announce a Supreme Court nominee who will uphold the God-given liberty enshrined in our Constitution in the tradition
of the late and great Justice Antonin Scalia", calling for ending taxpayer-funded abortions.
On Jan. 28 Pres. Trump signs
an executive order banning former admin. officials from lobbying for five years, along with an order to his generals to give him a plan to defeat ISIS in 30 days,
restructuring the Nat. Security Council and Homeland Security Council; meanwhile at 9:00 p.m. U.S. federal judge Ann Donnelly of New York
Trump's executive orders, preventing the govt. from deporting the 200 citizens from banned countries who already arrived in the U.S. from being deported,
but leaving his orders intact.
On Jan. 28 a U.S. Special Ops and UAE forces raid against al-Qaida militants in
results in one U.S. Navy SEAL KIA and three injured, and 14 al-Qaida fighters KIA; Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens is KIA, becoming the first U.S. soldier KIA
during the Trump admin; Anwar al-Awlaki's 8-y.-o. daughter
Nawar Anwar al-Awlaki (b. 2008) is killed.
On Jan. 29 (night) a shooting by two masked gunmen at the Grand Mosque of Quebec in
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
kills six and injures 28, causing Canadian PM Jusitn Trudeau to call it a "terrorist attack";
after Muslim student Mohamed Belkhadir is arrested and released, non-Muslim
Alexandre Bissonnette (1989-)
is arrested as a suspect, with his past public support of Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen used to frame him; a
On Jan. 30 Pres. Trump signs
an executive order requiring federal agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new one they introduce.
On Jan. 30 after the White House deliberately omits mention of the Jewish Shoah or Nazi anti-Semitism in its recognition of Internat. Holocaust Remembrance Day,
the pissed-off Holocaust Museum issues a statement
telling them what's what.
On Jan. 30 Pres. Trump fires
acting U.S. atty.-gen. Sally Caroline Quillian Yates (1960-)
after she refuses to enforce his travel restrictions on Muslim countries; she is replaced by Obama appointee
Dana James Boente (1954-) of the Eastern District of Va.
On Jan. 30 Pres. Trump issues a tweet
calling the media "the opposition party".
On Jan. 30 Iran tests its new Khorramshahr
long-range ballistic missile, pissing-off the U.S., which announces sanctions against 25 Iranian people and cos.
On Jan. 30-31 a Reuter/Ipsos Poll
finds that 49% of Am. adults agree with Trump's executive order on immigration, vs. 41% who disagree, and 10% who are undecided.
On Jan. 31 former labor secy. #24 (2001-9) Elaine Lan Chao (1953-)
becomes U.S. transportation secy. #18 (until ?).
On Jan. 31 Pres. Trump nominates Denver, Colo.-born conservative Denver ederal judge (Roman Catholic-turned-Episcopalian)
Neil McGill Gorsuch (1967-)
(son of former EPA head Anne Gorsuch) for the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by Antonin Scalia (1936-2016), causing Dems. to run half-scared
at the likelihood of his approval and fiercely fight with a filibuster (1st since Abe Fortas in 1968), causing Repubs. to invoke the nuclear option to
confirm him by 54-45 on Apr. 7, the day of the home opener of the Colo. Rockies MLB baseball team in Denver (a 2-1 V over the Dodgers); on Apr. 10 he is
sworn-in as U.S. Supreme Court justice #113 (until ?).
On Jan. 31 Turing's Law
in Britain receives royal assent, pardoning Alan Turing and other gays convicted of homosexuality.
In Jan. the Washington Int. for Near East Policy (WINEP) pub. a set of
for new U.S. pres. Donald Trump on U.S. foreign policy towards Turkey, calling on him to "guarantee" that the U.S. Congress will not acknowledge
the Armenian Genocide, pissing-off the Armenian Nat. Committee of Am. (ANCA), which calls for an explanation.
In Jan. the U.S. Bureau of Prison begins
all pork products from the menus of federal prisons.
In Jan. U.S. Army. secy. Eric Fanning issues new regs
allowing brigade-level cmdrs. to approve religious garb incl. hijab, beard, and turban.
In Jan. Alexandria, La.-born Lutheran-to-Muslim convert Lt. Col.
Khallid Shabazz (Michael Barnes)
is appointed chaplain of the U.S. Army's 7th Infantry Div., consisting of 14K mostly Christian soldiers
In Jan. U.S. unemployment
is 152,081,000 (vs. 152,111,000 in Dec.), gaining 5K
and losing 10K govt. jobs, vs. 162K govt. jobs added and 46K manufacturing jobs lost in the prior year.
On Feb. 1 ExxonMobil CEO (2006-16) Rex Wayne Tillerson (1952-)
becomes U.S. secy. of state #69 (until ?).
On Feb. 1 new U.S. nat. security adviser Michael Flynn makes his first public statement, and
that it is "officially putting Iran on notice" after its ballistic missile tests and an Iranian-backed Houthi rebel attack on a Saudi warship.
On Feb. 1 (eve.) a building at the U. of Calif. Berkeley (UCB)
where gay conservative anti-Islam speaker Milo Yiannopoulos is set to speak is attacked by violent masked student protesters, causing the speech
to be cancelled and police to close the campus - the free speech movement started and ended in Berkeley?
On Feb. 2 (a.m.) Pres. Trump addresses the Nat. Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., uttering the
that "religious freedom is under threat", and vowing to "get rid of an totally destroy the Johnson Amendment" that bars pastors from endorsing candidates from the
pulpit - unless they're black?
On Feb. 2 mass protests begin in Romania
over a controversial decree that would decriminalize some corruption offenses; on Feb. 6 PM Sorin Grindeanu announces that it will be repealed on Feb. 12.
On Feb. 2 the Boy Scouts of Am. (BSA) announce
that they're completely folding to the demands of LGBT activists and admitting everybody incl. transgenders; on Feb. 7
becomes the first transgender boy scout in the U.S.
On Feb. 3 an Allah Akbar-shouting terrorist attacks a French soldier outside the
in Paris before being shot five times.
On Feb. 3 Iraqi refugees Mohanad Shareef Hammadi (25) and Waad Ramadan Alway (31) from
Bowling Green, Ky.
are sentenced to 40 years in federal prison by judge Thomas B. Russell for using IEDs against U.S. soldiers in Iraq and attempting to send money and weapons
to al-Qaida in Iraq to kill more.
On Feb. 3 federal judge James Robart in Seattle, Wash.
a nat. halt to enforcement of Pres. Trump's 7-nation travel ban, causing Trump to tweet the
"The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!"
On Feb. 5 Super Bowl LI (51)
at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tex. sees the New England Patriots overcome a 28-3 deficit late in the 3rd quarter to defeat the Atlanta Falcons by 34-28 in OT
(first SB to go into OT); a record 5th SB title for the Patriots (9th appearance, incl. two in 3 years), all under coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady
(7th appearances), who also becomes SB MVP for a record 4th time; the 50th anniv. of Super Bowl I (Jan. 15, 1967); the Falcons are 0-2 in the SB;
the halftime show features Lady Gaga, who parachutes in from the open roof and gives a surprisingly patriotic performance that doesn't trash Trump on her big stage;
a drone show is a first; too bad, Falcons coach Dan Quinn gave the game away by not running the game clock down on each play, giving New England enough time to
score the tying TD and go into OT, then get lucky and win the coin toss, giving them a chance to win with one more TD?
On Feb. 6 Israel passes a law
legalizing 1K+ Jewish homes in Area C in Judea and Samaria, pissing-off the Palestinians.
On Feb. 6 British House of Commons speaker (since June 22, 2009)
John Simon Bercow (1963-)
stinks himself up by calling for Pres. Trump to be banned from speaking in the House - don't have a cow?
On Feb. 7 after a 50-50 tie is broken by U.S. vice-pres. Mike Pence (first time ever for a cabinet apointee) (Repubs. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins
of Maine voted against her), billionaire Repub. Reformed Christian
Elisabeth "Betsy" DeVos (nee Prince) (1958-) (proponent of de-federalization of schools and archenemy of
featherbedded teachers unions) becomes U.S. education secy. #11 (until ?); on Feb. 7 U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) introduces a
to abolish the U.S. Dept. of Education on Dec. 31, 2018, with the soundbyte:
"Neither Congress nor the President, through his appointees, has the constitutional authority to dictate how and what our children must learn";
during her confirmation hearings DeVos gave the example of how a rural school in grizzly country
in Wyo. might need to keep a gun to deal with grizzlies as an example of why central planning from Washington, D.C. won't work, which the lying PC media twists into a
statement that all schools need guns to fight grizzlies to prove she's unqualified.
On Feb. 8 Pres. meets with U.S. big city police chiefs and sheriffs, and blasts the so-called judges pretending to deliberate on his suspended travel ban apparently solely on
the basis that they are Islamophiles and don't like Trump's campaign statement that he wanted to ban all Muslims, not just ones from terrorist countries like in his executive
order, which was a backing down, uttering the
"Anyone would understand this. This is for the security of the country.. Because you could be a lawyer, or you don't have to be a lawyer. If you were a good student
in high school or a bad student in high school, you could understand this", blasting the oral arguments presented to the super-leftist U.S. 9th Circuit "Circus" Court of Appeals
in San Francisco (most overturned in the U.S.) the night before, with the soundbyte: "We're talking about things that had just nothing to do with it"; the real reason a cabal
of liberal justices iintervened is to appease the Muslim World, even at the cost of destroying the U.S. Constitution in an attempted
power grab and coup;
the 3-judge panel incl. Michelle T. Friedland, William C. Canby Jr., and Richard R. Clifton;
too bad, they intervened too quickly, before any pres. order banning all Muslims, much less a congressional order, and shot their bolt and gave themselves away so that they
can be removed before they get another chance?
On Feb. 8 despite an intimidation campaign by al-Shabaab, Tayo Party founder (PM in Nov. 2010-June 2011)
Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo" (It. for cheese) Mohamed (1962-)
is elected pres. of Somalia, becoming pres. #9 on Feb. 16 (until ?), known for his rep of not being corrupt.
On Feb. 8 after a desperate attack on him by Dems., who claim he is a white supremacist in disguise, U.S. Sen. (R-Ala.) (1997-)
Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions (1946-)
becomes U.S. atty. gen. #84 (until ?).
On Feb. 8 (eve.) ISIS fires rockets on the Israeli resort of
from Sinai, causing the Israelis to retaliate with an air strike, killing two.
On Feb. 9 the super-liberal U.S. 9th Court of Appeals in San Francisco
Seattle Judge James Robert's restraining order on Pres. Trump's travel ban from seven Muslim nations in a purely political decision designed to
let as many illegals rush in as possible, failing to even state the law involved,
8 U.S. Code 1182,
and spitting in Trump's face for his assertion that the court doesn't have any constitutional authority to second-guess his order because the
defense of nat. borders is solely the responsibility of Congress and the president, with the soundbyte:
"There is no precedent to support this claimed unreviewability, which runs contrary to the fundamental structure of our
constitutional democracy", causing Trump to tweet: "See you in court, the security of our nation is at stake!"
On Feb. 9 U.S. Gen. John Nicholson, cmdr. of U.S. forces in Afghanistan
Senate Armed Services Committee chmn. Sen. John McCain "I believe we're in a stalemate" in Afghanistan.
On Feb. 9 senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway issues a
for Ivanka Trump's clothing line in her official capacity on TV, violating ethics rules and causing the PC police to come out, after which she is given
counseling and the matter dropped by the Trump admin., if not the Dems.
On Feb. 10 U.S. Rep. (R-Ga.) (2005-) and physician
Thomas Edmund "Tom" Price (1954-)
becomes U.S. secy. of health and human services #23 (until ?).
On Feb. 12 after unusually high water levels cause an emergency spillway to be opened, authorities issue an evacuation order for 200K downstream of the crumbling 770-ft.
Lake Oroville Dam
in N Calif., tallest in the U.S.
On Feb. 12 (eve.) the 2017 (59th) Grammy Awards,
presented at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. and hosted by James Cordon (first time) is a clean sweep for Adele, who gives a speech all-but giving her awards
to Beyonce; singer Joy Villa wears a Make America Great Again dress,
which immediately becomes a runaway bestseller on Amazon.com; Chance the Rapper wins the first Grammy for a streaming-only album, "Coloring Book" (#8 in the U.S.).
On Feb. 13 Pres. Trump meets
in the White House with Islamonymphomaniac Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, who announces that "We continue to pursue our policies of openness towards immigration and refugees without
compromising security", while Trump continues his hard line on refugees and illegal immigrants.
On Feb. 13 Goldman Sachs banker Steven Terner "Steve" Mnuchin (1962-)
becomes U.S. treasury secy. #77 (until ?).
On Feb. 13 after admitting that he lied to U.S. vice-pres. Mike Pence about discussions with Russia over sanctions (a possible violation of the 1799 U.S. Logan Act),
U.S. nat. security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn resigns; he already was
convicted in 2015 for mishandling classified info; on Feb. 13 Pres. Trump offers the position to retired vice-adm.
Robert S. "Bob" Harward Jr., who passes, after which on Feb. 20 Trump nominates U.S. Army lt. gen.
Herbert Raymond "H.R." "the Iconoclast" McMaster (1962-),
who on ? becomes U.S. nat. security advisor #26 (until ?).
On Feb. 13 after criticizing him, King Jong-nam (b. 1971),
half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is assassinated by poison in Kuala Lumpur by two female assassins.
On Feb. 16 U.S. Rep. (R-S.C.) (2011-) John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney (1967-)
becomes OMB dir. #? (until ?).
On Feb. 16 A Day Without Immigrants
is a gen. strike around the U.S. - Trump supporters wish they'd never quit striking?
On Feb. 16 after a sudden urge, Pres. Trump gives a long (75 min.)
press conference, his first solo press conference,
redefining the concept, calling his admin. a "fine-tuned machine" and lambasting the press for bias and hate, claiming that he inherited a "mess" and denying all stories
about his campaign being in constant contact with Russia as "fake news", blaming the resignation of Michael T. Flynn on leaks, and uttering the soundbyte:
"Tomorrow they will say Donald Trump rants and raves at the press. I'm not ranting and raving, I'm just telling you. You know, you're dishonest people.
but, but I'm not ranting and raving. I love this. I'm having a good time doing it."
On Feb. 16 Hardee's and Carl's Jr. CEO (since Sept. 2000)
Andrew Franklin "Andy" Puzder (1950-) resigns, and on Feb. 16 Pres. Trump nominates
R. Alexander Acosta (1968-),
who on ? becomes U.S. labor secy. #27 (until ?).
On Feb. 16 Parliamentary Motion M-103
passes in Canada, adding "Islamophobia" to Canada's hate crime laws, becoming a de facto enactment of Sharia?
On Feb. 16 a male suicide bomber wearing a burqa in the Sufi Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in
Sehwan, Sindh Province, Pakistan
kills 70+ incl. 20 children and nine women; Pakistani army chief Gen. Qmar Javed Bajwa vows to retaliate, warning that there will be "no more restraint".
On Feb. 17 Okla. Repub. atty. gen. #17 (since Jan. 10, 2011) Edward Scott Pruitt (1968-)
(activist against the EPA's activist agenda, as well as gay marriage, the Affordable Car Act, and abortion) becomes EPA admin. #14 (until ?).
On Feb. 18 9K-y.-o. Kennewick Man
AKA the Ancient One is reburied in the high desert of the Columbia Plateau before a crowe of 200+.
On Feb. 20 10 U.S. Jewish community centers receive
telephone bomb threats, becoming the 4th time this year.
On Feb. 23 U.S.-backed Iraqi forces retake the airport in Mosul, Iraq from ISIS.
On Feb. 23 U.S. secy. of state Rex Tillerson and homeland security secy. John Kelly
with Mexican foreign affairs secy. Luis Videgaray in Mexico City, who complains that Mexico "does not have to accept provisions that one government wants unilaterally
to impose on another", threating to go to the U.N. to defend human rights of Mexicans, while they respond:
"In our meetings, we jointly acknowledged that, in a relationship filled with vibrant colors, two strong sovereign countries from time to time will have differences.
We listened closely and carefully to each other as we respectfully and patiently raised our respective concerns."
On Feb. 24 the Pentagon announces
that it's ditching Pres. Obama's names for it and calling it ISIS.
On Feb. 25 Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera
that the Vatican has hired the law firm of Baker McKenzie to protect its copyright on Pope Francis.
On Feb. 26 former U.S. labor secy. (2013-7) Thomas Edward "Tom" Perez (1961-)
becomes chmn. of the Dem. Nat. Committee (DNC), defeating Muslim U.S. Rep. (D-Minn.) (2007-)
Keith Maurice Ellison (1963-), who becomes deputy chmn.
On Feb. 26 the 2017 (89th) Academy Awards,
presented at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. are hosted by Jimmy Kimmel; "Moonlight" wins best picture, as well as best supporting actor for
Mahershala Ali (first Muslim to win an Oscar) and best adapted screenplay; Casey Affleck wins best actor for "Manchester by the Sea";
Damien Chazelle wins best dir. for "La La Land", which also wins for best actress (Emma Stone), best score, best song ("City of Stars"), and two others
(six total out of 14 nominations); Viola Davis wins best supporting actress for "Fences"; "Zootopia" wins best animated feature film;
Kenneth Lonergan wins best original screenplay for "Manchester by the Sea"; Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney win best adapted screenplay for "Moonlight";
the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers hands presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope for best picture, instead giving them the one
for best actress, causing Dunaway to mistakenly announce "La La Land", resulting in a major snafu.
On Feb. 27 "King of Bankruptcy" billionaire investor ($2.9B) Wilbur Louis Ross Jr. (1937-)
becomes U.S. commerce secy. #39 (until ?).
On Feb. 27 (eve.) the 8-hour LGBT docudrama miniseries When We Rise
debuts on ABC-TV (until Mar. 3, 2017), pushing the gay agenda on the viewing audience Hollyweird style; too bad, ratings tank (2.07M viewers).
On Feb. 28 ((eve.) Pres. Trump addresses a joint session of Congress, giving a
that finally makes him look presidential, starting with the
"Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our nation's path toward civil rights and the work that still remains.
Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week's shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a
nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms", going on to use the term
radical Islamic terrorism"
so much hated by Pres. Obama, and announcing a new VOICE (Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement office in the Dept. of Homeland Security, drawing groans
from the usually icily quiet Dems., who do stand and clap for veterans, paid family leave, a tribute to U.S. Navy SEAL Senior Chief William "Ryan" Owens et al., and
ending with a very presidential call for unity, silencing many critics, with the soundbyte:
"Everything that is broken in our country can be fixed. Every problem can be solved. And every hurting family can find healing, and hope. "Our citizens deserve this,
and so much more — so why not join forces to finally get it done? On this and so many other things, Democrats and Republicans should get together and unite for the
good of our country, and for the good of the American people."
In Feb. the exasperated loser Dems. begin making allegations of sinister connections between Pres. Trump and Vladimir Putin, calling for an investigation by the House select
committee on intelligence, which chmn. U.S. Rep. (R-Calif.) (2015-) Devin Gerald Nunes (1973-)
rejects, saying that it isn't necessary because "there's nothing there", and it would amount to a "witch hunt"; on Mar. 1 after stating under oath on Jan. 17 that he has
never been in contact with the Russian govt. about the 2016, election U.S. atty.-gen. Jeff Sessions is accused by the Wall Street Journal of being investigated for
ilegal contact with the Russians, which he denies, but adds that he talked with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak about Ukraine and terrorism, causing Trump-hating
U.S. Sen. (D-S.C.) Lindsey Graham to call for him to recuse himself from any investigations, and Trump-hating U.S. Rep. (D-Calif.) Nancy Pelosi to accuse him of lying under
oath and call for his resignation, which is seconded by Trump-hating Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, causing Sessions to recuse himself on Mar. 2; on Mar. 3 Pres. Trump
tweets that he has full confidence in Sessions, that Schumer and Pelosi had meetings with the same ambassador, and should
be investigated instead; on Mar. 4 (early a.m.) Trump issues more tweets
that "sick" Pres. Obama had his "phones tapped in Trump Tower" before the election; on Mar. 13 White House press secy. Sean Spicer
that "The President used the word wiretapes in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities"; on Apr. 6 despite Speaker Paul Ryan expressing full confidence
in him, Nunes temporarily steps down
from the U.S. House investigation on Russia's meddling in the U.S. pres. election, calling ethics charges by the Office of Congressional Ethics claiming he made unauthorized
disclosures of classified info. "entirely false and politically motivated".
In Feb. U.S. unemployment
drops to 4.7% (vs. 4.8% in Jan.), adding 238K new jobs.
On Mar. 2 retired neurosurgeon Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson Sr. (1951-)
becomes U.S. HUD secy. #17 (until ?).
On Mar. 2 former Repub. gov. #47 of Tex. (2000-15)
James Richard "Rick" Perry (1950-)
becomes U.S. energy secy. #14 (until ?).
On Mar. 2 Snapchat (SNAP)
goes public, with the stock zooming from $17 on Mar. 1 (eve.) to $24.48.
On Mar. 3 Pres. Trump visits the new nuclear-powered
USS Gerald R. Ford,
which he calls "a monument of American might", vowing to pump billions of dollars into new military hardware.
On Mar. 6 (Mon.) Pres. Trump signs
a revised executive order barring citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from the U.S. for 90 days starting Mar. 16, with Iraq removed; on Mar. 15 his order
is blocked by Honolulu, Hawaii federal judge Derrick Kahala Watson, an
and Harvard Law School classmate of Pres. Obama, who visited his town 48 hours earlier, and decides to
himself to the White House in an arrogant abuse of judicial power.
On Mar. 7 WikiLeaks releases
8K pages of info. containing the entire hacking capacity of the CIA, dealing them a major blow.
On Mar. 8 an ISIS attack on the 400-bed Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital for wounded soldiers in
kills 30+ and injures 50+.
On Mar. 8 A Day Without a Woman
sees protests by anti-Trump women across the U.S.
On Mar. 8 U.S. homeland security secy. John F. Kelly
that illegal immigration across the SW U.S. border plummeted since Pres. Trump took office, with coyotes hiking their rates from $3.5K to $8K.
On Mar. 13 Hasbro announces
that an online vote has caused them to replace the boot, wheelbarrow, and thimble from the board game Monopoly, and replace them with the
T-Rex, rubber ducky, and penguin.
On Mar. 14 the Russian Orthodox Church announces
that it is adding 15 W European saints to its Menaion (liturgical calendar), incl. "St. Patrick the Enlightener".
On Mar. 15 Donald Trump's tax returns for 2005 are
leaked, with Trump-hater
Rachel MadCow, er, Maddow of MSNBC
stinking herself up
by crowing that they prove that Trump is a tax cheat, liar, and parasite, but instead showing that he paid $38M in taxes on a profit of $150M, and not zero
like Hillary's people were claiming, at a 25% rate that is higher than Obama's or Bernie Sanders'.
On Mar. 16 U.S. Sen. (R-Ind.) (2011-17) Daniel Ray "Dan" Coats (1943-)
becomes U.S. nat. intel dir. #5 (until ?).
On Mar. 18 39-y.-o. French Islamist
Zyed Ben Belgacem (b. 1977)
is killed at Orly Airport S of Paris after trying to wrestle away a soldier's weapon.
On Mar. 19 a U.S. air strike in
Paktika Province, Afghanistan
kills al-Qaida leader Qari Yasin.
On Mar. 19 popular TV judge Andrew Napolitano claims
that Pres. Obama asked British intel officials to wiretap Trump Tower, causing Fox News to fire him.
On Mar. 21 the U.S. orders
nine airlines from eight countries to ban devices larger than a cellphone or smartphone from passenger cabins.
On Mar. 22 World Water Day.
On Mar. 22 British-born Islam convert jihadist
tries to attack the Parliament Bldg.
in Westminster, London, England, driving his gray 4x4 car into a crowd on Westminster Bridge, killing two and injuring 50 before emerging with an
8-in. knife and stabbing a policeman to death before he is killed, causing Parliament to go into Code Red lockdown; ISIS claims responsibility.
On Mar. 22 the Tomb of Christ
in Jerusalem is reopened after restoration; meanwhile team from the Nat. Technical U. of Athens (NTUA) reveals that the foundations are crumbling,
and that a 6-mo. 6M Euro project is needed to save them.
On Mar. 22-23 the Anti-ISIS Coalition
meets in Washington, D.C. (first since Dec. 2014).
On Mar. 22-25 the George Soros-backed Dem. Alliance
meets in Washington, D.C. to plan resistance to Pres. Trump.
On Mar. 24 after mo. of wrangling between themselves over Pres. Trump's new Am. Health Care Act (AHCA) health care bill to replace Obamacare, which
some call Ryancare or Obamacare 2.0, causing Trump to issue various ultimatums and call for a floor vote, speaker Paul Ryan
it before the scheduled vote after failing to convince enough Repubs. to vote for it and at Trump's request; no Dems. will vote for it either way;
Obamacare remains the law of the land.
On Mar. 25 senior ISIS propaganda official
is killed in a U.S. air strike in Al-Qa'im Iraq; U.S. official Joe Scrocca utters that he was responsible for "the brainwashing of young children".
On Mar. 27 U.S. atty. gen. Jeff Sessions holds a
in which he warns sanctuary cities that they might lose some federal financial assistance, causing Chicago, Ill. mayor Rahm Emanuel to
a new municipal ID for illegal aliens that help them avoid repatriation.
On Mar. 27 after it is revealed that he met on the White House grounds with a source claiiming that communications involving Pres. Trump and/or his
associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, U.S. Rep. (D-Calif.) Adam Schiff, top Dem. on the House Intel Committee
on U.S. Rep. (R-Calif.) Devin Nunes to recuse himself from the witch hunt investigation into possible ties between Pres. Trump's campaign and Russia.
On Mar. 28 the U.S. House by 215-205 (incl. 15 Repubs.) passes a
killing online privacy regs issued by the FCC last Oct., allowing Internet providers Comcast, AT&T, Verizon et al. to keep up with Google and Facebook
and sell their customers' browsing habits.
On Mar. 28 after slithering out of her rock, Hillary Clinton gives a
to businesswomen in San Francisco, Calif. dissing Pres. Trump, with the soundbyte:
"These are bad policies that will hurt people and take our country in the wrong direction. It's the kinds of things you think about when you take
long walks in the woods... Resist, insist, persist, enlist"; she gives the speech dressed up like the Joker?
On Mar. 29 Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump is given the special job of asst. to the U.S. pres., with no salary.
On Mar. 29 the Arab League Summit
in Amman, Jordan.
On Mar. 29 North Carolina promises
to repeal its HB2 Bathroom Law in response to threats from the NCAA to pull all postseason events between 2018-2022.
On Mar. 30 the U.S. Senate uses the U.S. Congressional Review Act to
51-50 to overturn the Obama admin. rule to stop states from defunding Planned Parenthood, with vice-pres. Mike Pence casting the deciding vote;
Repubs. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski vote with the Dems.
In Mar. IBM ends
telecommuting, forcing employees to work in their offices instead of their homes.
In Mar. U.S. unemployment is 4.5% (vs. 4.7% in Feb.),
with 98K new jobs added; avg. private sector earnings are up 2.7% over the previous year (vs. 2.8% in Feb.); manufacturing jobs reach 12,392,000,
highest level in eight years.
On Apr. 3 (2:40 p.m.) an explosion of a shrapnel-filled bomb at the Sennaya Ploshchad Metro Station in
St. Petersburg, Russia
kills 14 and injures 49 while pres. Vladimir Putin is visiting the city (his hometown); another bomb is found and dismantled; Pres. Trump talks on
the phone with Vladimir Putin about it; the suspect is Islamist 23-y.-o. ?.
On Apr. 3 Pres. Trump meets
in the White House with Egyptian pres. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, promising a U.S. military buildup "probably more than ever before", and praising him
as doing a "fantastic job", promising "strong support" for battling terrorism.
On Apr. 4 a chemical attack in
Idlib Province, Syria
kills 58 incl. 11 children.
On Apr. 6 the U.S. Mint issues a Black Lady Liberty Coin
with a $100 face value to commemorate the 225th anniv. of the Mint, becoming the first non-white.
On Apr. 6 (8:40 p.m. ET) in response to the gassing attack of children et al., as he sat down to dinner with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Palm Beach,
Pres. Trump orders a 59-missile Tomahawk cruise missile ($1.5M apiece) strike by USS Ross and USS Porter on the Shayrat Airfield in
Homs Province, where the attack originated "to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons"; Dems. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi
endorse the action, while most other Dems. condemn it because he didn't ask Congress for permission first, which isn't required by law.
On Apr. 7 (2:50 p.m. local time) an Islamist truck attack in Drottninggatan, the busiest shopping street in
Stockholm, Sweden kills 3+.
On Apr. 7 New York becomes the first U.S. state to offer four years of
public college to residents, with strings attached
incl. living and working in the state for four years after graduation.
On Apr. 9 (Palm Sun.) two Copic churches in
Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt
are bombed, killing 25 and injuring 60 in St. George's Church in Tanta, and killing 11 and injuring 35 in St. Mark's Orthodox Cathedral in Alexandria;
ISIS claims responsibility.
On Apr. 10 after he refuses to take $800 to get off an overbooked plane voluntarily so that a crew member can take his seat, airport police bloody and
drag Chinese physician David Dao off United Airlines Flight 3411
en route from Chicago, Ill. to Louisville, Ky. like a sack of manure, leaving him bloody, after which CEO Oscar Munoz stinks himself up more by downplaying
the man's suffering and only talking about "lessons we can learn from this experience"; the video pisses-off the 340M users of the Chinese Weibo social media
platform, many of whom call for a boycott; on Apr. 14 United Airlines
a policy change to board crews 60 min. before departure to avoid a repeat, and later agrees to pay up to $10K to bumped passengers, and ends the practice
of forcing passengers to give up their seats unless they pose a safety risk; meanwhile Dao hires lawyers to sue.
On Apr. 11 three pipe bombs expode near a bus carrying the German
Borussa Dortmund Soccer Team,
injuring one player and one police officer; it is later linked to ISIS.
On Apr. 11 White House press secy. Sean Spicer makes
that Hitler didn't use chemical weapons, bring out the PC police and causing him to apologize; they did, but not on the battlefield like Assad?
On Apr. 11 U.S. atty. gen. Jeff Sessions gives two
in Ariz., announcing new measures to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, with no mention of the Trump Wall.
On Apr. 12 U.S. secy. of state Rex Tillerson
in Moscow with Russian pres. Vladimir Putin; meanwhile in the White House Pres. Trump utters the
"We may be at an all-time low in terms of relationship with Russia", and "I said it [NATO] was obsolete. It's no longer obsolete",
dropping his characterizing of China as a currency manipulator to get them to help him spank Kim Jong-un's hiney et al., and announcing
"We are sending an armada" to deal with pesky North Korea, incl. aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson.
On Apr. 12 N.Y. Court of Appeals judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam (b. 1952)
(ex-wife of a Muslim, who never converted herself) commits suicide in the Hudson River of New York City after issuing a landmark ruling in Aug. in
Brooke S.B. v. Elizabeth A.
that a lesbian from a broken partnership has the right to seek visitation rights of their adopted son.
On Apr. 12 an Allah Akbar-shouting Muslim waving a knife and destroying windows in
Schilderswijk, The Hague, Netherlands
is shot in the leg by police.
On Apr. 13 Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi visits Palestinian authority foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki, issuing the
"This year marks the 70th anniversary of the United Nations' passing of Palestine-Israel Partition Plan. Acording to the resolution at that time,
Israel had the right to statehood, Palestine also had the right to statehood. However, after 70 years, what we can see is that Palestinian brothers
have yet to establish an independent country with full sovereignty. This is unfair. This kind of historical injustice must be corrected and cannot continue."
The Trump admin. fires the first 21st cent. shot heard around the world, but not quite on Friday the 13th?
On Apr. 13 (7:00 p.m. local time) (Thur.) the U.S. drops its 21.6K-lb. GBU-43/B MOAB (Massive Ordinance Air Bomb) (Mother of All Bombs) (largest non-nuclear bomb
in its arsenal) in Nangarhar Province, Achin District, E Afghanistan
on an ISIS tunnel and cave complex, becoming the first use in combat, killing 94 ISIS fighters incl. four cmdrs.; the U.S. had already decimated ISIS forces
in Afghanistan by 80% to about 600; U.S. Gen. John Nicholson made the decision to drop the big bomb, not Pres. Trump.
On Apr. 13 CIA dir. Mike Pompeo gives a
at the Center for Strategic and Internat. Studies calling WikiLeaks a "non-state hostile intelligence service".
On Apr. 15 (Sun Day) North Korea bows
to economic pressure from China and military pressure from the U.S. and refrains from holding a promised 6th nuclear test, but on Apr. 16 it
a missile on the launching pad to prove what inept stooges they are.
On Apr. 15 a bomb on a crowded bus convoy full of Shiite refugees outside
kills 112+, bringing condemnation from Pope Francis, who calls it "ignoble".
On Apr. 16 (Sun.) (Easter) a referendum in Turkey
on granting nearly unlimited dictatorial powers to pres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives him a blank check, making the PM office impotent.
On Apr. 17 the U.S. Supreme Court rejects
the request of Ark. to lift a stay that would allow it to conduct its first execution 11 years, for Don Davis, as part of a plan to execute eight
inmates before the end of Apr. when the lethal injection drug midazolam expires.
On Apr. 18 after a smear campaign incl. allegations of blaspheming Islam shrinks his lead,
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama,
Christian gov. of Jakarta, Indonesia loses an election to Muslim education minister Anies Baswedan.
On Apr. 18 African-Am. Muslim Kori Ali Muhammad (1977-)
kills three whites in a rampage in Fresno, Calif. while shouting "Allahu Akbar", claiming he wanted to kill as many whites as possible.
On Apr. 19 U.S. maj. gen. Joseph Martin, cmdr. of coalition ground forces in Iraq gives a
in which he claims that hundreds of Iraqi civilians are killed by ISIS "on a weekly basis", and that they used chemical weapons in Mosul over the
weekend on liberating forces.
On Apr. 19 Fox News kicks cable's top news anchor
off The O'Reilly Factor amid sexual harassment allegations, changing the name to The Factor - score one for the anti-Trump crowd?
On Apr. 20 Islamist Karim Cherufi attacks a standing police car in Paris, France
on the Champs Elysees killing one officer and wounding one before being killed near a Marks & Spencer store; ISIS claims responsibility.
On Apr. 22 a nationwide cyber attack
hits power grids in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City, causing traffic backups.
On Apr. 23 the 2017 French pres. election
are a V for Emmanuel Macron of the Liberal Party (23.7%), and Marine Le Pen of the Nat. Front (21.7%); on May 7 runoff election.
On Apr. 23 10 Taliban fighters dressed as Afghan army soldiers attack the
Mazar-i-Sharif Army Base,
killing 160+ troops, becoming the biggest defeat for the Afghan army since 2001; nine Taliban are KIA, and one captured.
On Apr. 24 Pres. Trump meets
with U.N. Security Council ambassadors at the White House, describing the U.N. as an "underperformer", complaining about costs going "out of control", and
how unfair it is that the U.S. has to pay 22% of the operating budget and 28.6% of the peacekeeping budget; with the soundbyte:
"It hasn't lived up to the potential. I see a day when there's a conflict where the United Nations, you get together, and you solve the conflict. You just
don't see the United Nations, like, solving conflicts. I think that's going to start happening now."
On Apr. 25 U.S. federal judge William Orrick III in San Francisco
Pres. Trump's order to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities, claiming that the city of San Francisco and county of Santa Clara are likely to succeed
in proving it unconstitutional, foiling plans by the U.S. Dept. of Justice to cut-off funding to eight sanctuary cities if they don't provide proof that they
are deliberaly sheltering illegal aliens; Orrick previously raised $200K for Obama.
On Apr. 25 Pres. Trump speaks at the U.S. Holocaust Museum's Days of Remembrance in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C., uttering the
"This is my pledge to you: we will confront anti-Semitism,. We will stamp out prejudice, we will condemn hatred, we will bear witness and we will act",
"Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this horrible evil. We'll never be silent, we just won't. We will never, ever be silent in the face of evil again",
and "The state of Israel is an eternal monument to the undying strength of the Jewish people."
On Apr. 25 tennis star Serena Williams announces
her pregnancy by a white guy, causing tennis star Ilie Nastase to utter the comment:
"Let's see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?", pissing-off the PC police, who get the ITF to suspend him; he already accused her of using
On Apr. 26 the Trump admin. announces
sketchy plan for their tax reform, incl. reducing the seven tax brackets to three (10%, 25%, 35%), doubling the standard deduction, tax relief for families with
dependents, eliminate tax breaks for the wealthy, repeal the alternative min. tax, death tax, and 3.8% Obamacare tax, while protecting deductions for mortgages
and charitable donations.
On Apr. 26 U.A. Adm. Harry Harris, chief of the U.S. Pacific Command speaks to the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, uttering the
soundbyte about pesky North Korea:
"Kim Jong-Un is clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today, in my opinion. I have suggested that we consider putting interceptors in Hawaii that... defend
[it] directly, and that we look at a defensive Hawaii radar"; currently the U.S. only has interceptors in Calif. and Alaska.
On Apr. 27 Pres. gives an interview to Reuters, uttering the
"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier."
On Apr. 27 U.S. Special Forces kill
head of ISIS in Afghanistan in a joint U.S.-Afghan operation in Nangarhar Province.
On Apr. 28 North Korea stages another
ballistic missile test;
too bad, it fails.
On Apr. 29 Pres. Trump's Day 100
comes after signing 24 executive orders (most since WWII), 22 pres. memoranda, 20 pres. proclamations, and 28 bills, none major.
On Apr. 29 protesters in 600 U.S. cities stage an anti-Trump March for Science.
In Apr. a new mosque opens in Athens, Greece,
becoming the first in Greece since the Ottomans were expelled in 1833.
In Apr. U.S. unemployment
falls to 4.4%, with 211K jobs created.
On May 2 the U.S. State Dept. issues a new terror alert
for citizens traveling to Europe, saying that attacks are possible anywhere anytime.
On May 2 (a.m.) 95-y.-o. Prince Philip of Britain (b. 1921)
his retirement from royal duties stating in the fall.
On May 2 (Israel's 69th Independence Day) UNESCO by 22-10-23 passes a
calling Israel an "occupying power" in Jerusalem, submitted by Muslim nations Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, and Sudan,
pissing-off Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, who utters the soundbyte:
"The absurd decisions n UNESCO have to not merely be reduced in the number of their supporters. That's happening. I'm glad to say, went down
from 32 to 26, today to 22. There are more countries today that are abstaining or supporting Israel than there are those opposing Israel.
But my goal is to have no votes in UNESCO on Israel."
On May 2 Hillary Clinton gives an
to Christiane Amanpour of CNN, claiming that if the election had been held on Oct. 27, "I would be your president", and uttering the soundbyte:
"I was on the way to winning, until the combination of Jim Comey's letter on October 28th, and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who
were inclined to vote for me, but got scared off", causing Pres. Trump to
"FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that the gave her a free pass for many bad deeds!", and
"Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by the Democrats as justification for losing the election. Perhaps Trump just ran a great campaign?"
On May 3 Pres. Trump meets
with Palestinian Authority pres. Mahmud Abbas at the White House, calling for an end to hisprogram of paying terrorists and their families, saying that
Palestinians cannot expect to see a lasting peace until their "leaders speak in a unified voice against incitement to... violence and hate"; Abbas
lies to Trump to play him, with the soundbyte:
"Mr. President, I affirm to you that we are raising our youth, our children, our grandchildren on a culture of peace."
On May 4 (Nat. Day of Prayer) the U.S. Senate passes
as $1.2T spending bill to keep the govt. open through Sept.; it incl. an additional $1.5B for border security; meanwhile the the U.S. House of Reps by 217-213
legislation beginning the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare; meanwhile Pres. Trump
an executive order weakening the 1954 Johnson Amendment, instructing the IRS to back off and allow religious leaders to endorse political candidates; too bad,
only Congress can absolish their amendment, and Trump's protection will end when he leaves office; also too bad, it chucks the free exercise of religion clause
in the First Amendment, relying only on the free speech clause; the ACLU declines to file a lawsuit over it, calling it "a sham because what it actually does
is instruct the IRS to enforce the law as written".
On May 4 Pres. Obama releases a video
endoring Emmanuel Macron over Marine Le Pen for pres. of France, saying that he "appeals to people's hopes and not their fears".
On May 4 Russia, Iran, and Turkey sign a Memorandum on the Creation of De-Escalation Areas in the Syrian Arab Republic,
to last 6 mo.
On May 4 World Password Day.
On May 5 a U.S. Navy SEAL is killed and two more U.S. servicemembers wounded in a raid in
becoming the first U.S. combat death there since the 1993 Black Hawk Down battle.
On May 5 gay organist George Nathaniel Stang (1981-)
at St. David's Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom, Minn. admits that he spray-painted anti-Trump hate graffiti "Heil Trump" and "Fag Church"
on the church on Nov. 13; it received nat. publicity from the anti-Trump PC press.
On May 7 elections in France
give a V to 39-y.-o. liberal pro-EU Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frederic Macron (1977-)
over populist nationalist anti-EU Marine Le Pen by 65.1%-34.9%; on May 14 Macron becomes pres. of France (until ?), becoming the youngest pres. ever and
the youngest French head of state since Napoleon - France is heading for national suicide via Islam?
On May 7 Tex. gov. Greg Abbott signs a bill
banning sanctuary cities in the state, with a $25.5K/day fine for violations.
On May 9 Pres. Trump says "You're fired!"
to FBI dir. #7 (since Sept. 4, 2013) James Comey (1960-), citing his mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email scandal along with a memo by deputy U.S. atty. gen.
Rod Rosenstein, with the soundbyte:
"While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment
of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau"; on May 10 Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell
calls to appoint a special prosecutor or commission for the Trump-Russia probe, calling them "partisan".
On May 9 (early a.m.) 300 illegal immigrants from Africa storm the fence on the Moroccan border with the Spanish autonomous city of
On May 10 leftist pro-North Korea Moon Jae-in (1953-)
becomes pres. #12 of South Korea, succeeding Park Geun-hye.
On May 10 after a radical Islamist mob marches on the supreme court to demand a heavy sentence, outgoing Christian Jakarta gov. Basuki Tjahaja Purname is
to two years in prison for blasphemy against Allah by quoting the Quran 5:51 and suggesting that his opponents were twisting it into saying that Muslims should not
be ruled by non-Muslims, pissing-off Am. evangelist Franklin Graham who utters the soundbyte "Islam wants domination" - the Quran isn't negotiable?
On May 10 Pres. Trump meets
in the White House with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and ambassador Sergey Kislyak; later after a leak from his own admin., Trump is accused
of giving them sensitive foreign intel, with some claiming it came from Israel; on May 22 Trump tells reporters that he never mentioned the word Israel,
proving that it was Israel, or merely denying it was Israel without saying what the source really was?
On May 11 (early a.m.) authorities remove a statue of Confed. Pres. Jefferson Davis in
New Orleans, La.
in front of pissed-off crowds, becoming the 2nd of four Confed. monuments on the slate after a 2015 city council vote and a court battle.
On May 14 the Miss USA 2017 (66th) Pageant
is held at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev., hosted by Julianna Hough and Terrence J; the winner is Naples, Italy-born Miss Washington D.C.,
Kara Deidra McCullough (1991-), (runner-up in 2015 and 2016),
becoming the first 2-peat for Washington, D.C. since 1988-9; she pisses-off the PC police by calling health care a privilege for the working
and not a right, and for calling herself an equalist rather than a feminist; 7th winner born outside the U.S.
On May 15 the anti-Trump Washington Post
that Pres. Trump gave Russian officials top secret intel info. at a meeting in the White House; too bad, the murky sources can't be pinned down.
On May 16 the New York Times pub. a
claiming that fired FBI dir. James Comey wrote a memory claiming that Pres. Trump asked him to quash the investigation of Gen. Michael Flynn, causing
calls for impeachment; all he did was ask him real nicely, not order him?
On May 16 the Mormon Church pulls older boys (ages 14-18) out of the
Boy Scouts of Am.,
causing evangelist Franklin Graham to call on all churches to do ditto.
On May 16 Fx News
finally wakes up and begins admitting
that the July 10, 2016 murder of 27-y.-o. Seth Conrad Rich (1989-2016)
during the 2016 pres. race, officially called a botched robbery might be connected with his leaking of info. from Dem. Nat. Committee records to WikiLeaks,
meaning that the Trump-Russia story is moose hockey and that Hillary might be a murderer and coverup queen, causing Newt Gingrich et al. to call for an
official investigation; meanwhile WikiLeaks offers a $20K reward for info. leading to Rich's murderer; meanwhile
Kim Dotcom announces that Rich was the real DNC WikiLeaks leaker and that he knows because he was
involved; meanwhile it comes out that the FBI never directly investigated the DNC case, but relied on U.S.-based private co. Crowdstrike, which was founded
by a Ukrainian who hates Putin.
On May 17 deputy U.S. atty. gen. Rod Rosenstein appoints former FBI dir. Robert Muller as special prosecutor for the Trump-Russia investigation, causing
Pres. Trump on May 18 to tweet the
that it is the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history", telling reporters:
"As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know, there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity."
On May 18 after several warnings and exchanges of gunfire, the U.S. carries out an air strike in
At Tanf, S Syria against Syrian govt.-supported militia.
On May 19 Harvard U. releases a study
reporting that in Pres. Trump's first 100 days in office, the tone of his news coverage was 80% negative and only 20% positive, with CNN and NBC being
93% negative, CBS 91% negative, and pro-Trump Fox News 52% negative.
On May 20 Pres. Trump begins a 9-day trip, starting with a visit
to Saudi Arabia to discuss a $110B-$350B 10-year arms deal to counter Iran, receiving a royal welcome; his
goes mainstream, backing down from his anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric while urging Arab leaders to "fight Islamic extremism" (not "radical Islamic terrorism");
he gives the Saudi king a handshake
instead of bowing like Pres. Obama; First Lady Melania Trump and daughter Ivanka are given a pass on wearing a headscarf; on May 22 Trump visits
Israel, meeting with
PM Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara, pres. Reuven Rivlin, and members of the cabinet, praying at the Western Wall and visiting the
Church of the Holy Sepulchre; on May 23 he visits Bethlehem in the West Bank; on May 23 (8:00 a.m.) he
Pope Francis in the Vatican, who doesn't talk or smile, then visits Brussels, where the Marxist leftist overlords give him an icy reception.
On May 21 elections in Iran
give a V to incumbent pres. Hassan Rouhani, with 57% of the vote in a 75% turnout.
On May 21 after a show at the Nassau County Coliseum in N.J., the
Ringling Brothers Circus
closes after 146 years; they had planned to phase out
elephants from their Greatest Show on Earth in 2018.
On May 22 (10:30 p.m. local time) at the end of an Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman Tour concert in the
Manchester Arena in
Manchester, England, British-born Islamic suicide bomber Salman Ramadan Abedi (b. 1995) (son of Libyan immigrant) goes off in the exit area where parents
are waiting for their children, killing 22 and injuring 120+, mainly children and teenies, becoming the deeadliest attack in the U.K. since July 7, 2005,
and the first in Manchester since the Provisional IRA bombing of June 15, 1996; Pres. Trump calls the Islamists "losers"; ISIS claims responsibility; on
May 23 British PM Theresa May calls it an act of "sickening cowardice", and raises the threat level to critical (martial law); on May 23 (eve.) a vigil
is held in Albert Square, attended by Britain's multicultural pop. incl. Muslims, all claiming that the attack had nothing to do with Islam :); on May 23
after learning that Abedi recently returned from Libya and Syria, police make three arrests; he was linked to ISIS but trained by al-Qaida?
On May 23 the Washington Post pub. an article
claiming that Pres. Trump asked NSA dir. Mike Rogers and DNI Dan Coats to push back on the Trump-Russia story after James Comey's congressional testimony;
and that White House officials had tried to get them to lobby the FBI to drop the Gen. Michael Flynn probe.
On May 24 after ISIS-connected Islamists seige Marawi City
in Mindanao, Philippine pres. Rodrigo Duerto declares martial law for 60 days, abruptly returning from Moscow to deal with them.
On May 24 the supreme court of Taiwan
rules in favor of same-sex marriage, giving the govt. two years to implement the ruling.
On May 25 Pres. Trump attends a NATO meeting in
then attends a G7 summit in Sicily on May 26.
Bunny, Time Horizon Bunny