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.
Time Mag. Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers.
This year U.S. federal spending tops $4T for the first time, and the
U.S. nat. debt tops $20T;
spending tops $1T for the first time.
Spain receives 13K+ illegal immigrants
from Africa this year, vs. 12K in 2016; Italy: 97K (vs. 181K in 2016, 600K since 2013).
The Muslim pop. of Spain
is 2M, vs. 100K in 1990; there are 1.4K mosques in Spain (incl. 112 in Madrid), 21% of the total places of worship.
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 responsibility, 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 Roman Catholic 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. 27 FBI dir. James Comey has dinner
with Pres. Trump, followed on Feb. 14 by a meeting in the White House, keep memos which he claims to leak in response to a May 12 tweet, although the New York Times
quotes from them on May 11, claiming that Trump asked Comey for "loyalty", and asking him to drop an investigatin into Michael Flynn's dealings with Russia.
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 29-y.-o. Egyptian Allah Akbar-shouting ISIS-inspired terrorist Abdullah Reda Refaie al-Hamahmy attacks and injures a French soldier outside the
in Paris before being shot 5x.
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 Apr. 28 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 Care 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 after Pres. Trump gives them 30 days, the Pentagon announces their new plan to "soundly and quickly" defeat ISIS, shifting from flushing ISIS out of safe locations
in an attrition fight to surrounding them in their strongholds and annihilating them.
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. 1 as part of Cutwater ad agency's #StrengthHasNoGender Twitter campaign and Women's History Month,
Brawny brand paper towels replaces the Brawny Man with a Brawny Woman wearing the same
red lumberjack shirt.
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. 10-12 the Biafran Genocide Exhibition
is held in the Biafran Embassy in Victoria, Spain, becoming the first exhibition of atrocities committed by the Nigerian govt. against Biafra.
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
Khalid Masood (b. 1964)
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.) 23-y.-o. ethnic Uzbek suicide bomber Akbarzhon Jalilov detonates a shrapnel-filled briefcase bomb at the Sennaya Ploshchad Metro Station in
St. Petersburg, Russia,
killing 14 and injuring 45 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.
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. 4 the U.S. Senate passes Senate Resolution 118,
"Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States";
it was drafted by the Muslim org. EmgageUSA (formerly EmergeUSA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), and sponsored by senators Marco Rubio, Dianne Feinstein,
Susan Collins, and Kamala Harris; it calls on
"Federal law enforcement officials, working with State and local officials... to expeditiously investigate all credible reports of hate crimes and incidents and threats
against minorities in the United States and to hold the perpetrators of those crimes, incidents, or threats accountable and bring the perpetrators to justice; encourages
the Department of Justice and other Federal agencies to work to improve the reporting of hate crimes; and... encourages the development of an interagency task force led
by the Attorney General to collaborate on the development of effective strategies and efforts to detect and deter hate crime in order to protect minority communities";
an insidious attempt to end free speech and enact Muslim Sharia blasphemy laws?
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. 20 the annual 420 Denver Weed Rally
in the Denver, Colo. Civic Center leaves piles of trash.
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.S. 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 Abdul Hasib,
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. an extensive neo-Nazi network is discovered
in the German armed forces (Bundeswehr), which was planning terrorist attacks on high-ranking politicians and glorified Hitler's Wehrmacht.
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 3 Lost At Sea Women Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava
launch their sailing boat Sea Nymph from Hawaii en route 2.7K mi. to Tahiti, getting lost after a storm, then rescued by the U.S. Navy in Oct., causing
their stories to be questioned when they fail to use their distress beach.
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 11 Pres. Trump issues Executive Order No. ?
calling for "a comprehensive review of the federal government's cybersecurity risk management policies and procedures", with special attention to the electric grid.
On May 11 the LDS (Mormon) Church announces
that effective Jan. 1 it will pull out, er, drop the Boy Scouts of Am. (BSA) from its young men's program for ages 14-17, a total of 180K boys in the U.S. and Canada,
causing evangelist Franklin Graham to call on all churches to do ditto; church leaders deny that their decision has anything to do with BSA decisions to accept gay
Scout leaders and Scouts, and to admit more girls.
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 19 pres. elections in Iran
is a V for incumbent Hassan Rohani over Ebrahaim Raisi by 57%-23%, with 41M votes cast.
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 after ending the Saudi prohibition
on flying directly there from Meccaland, 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 (first U.S. pres.) 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 at first, during which visit First Lady Melania
reveals that she's a devout Roman Catholic,
with the pope giving Trump a copy of his encyclical "Lauato Si", preaching climate change theory, and Trump giving the pope a set of books by MLK Jr.,
a piece of granite from his memorial, and a sculpture representing "hope for a peaceful tomorrow";
on May 25 Trump 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 25
that the U.K. has stopped sharing intel from the bombing after some was leaked by U.S. sources to journalists, leaving police "furious", after which Trump
fixes things up with them; on June 4 (eve.) the
One Love Manchester Concert
features Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin, Liam Gallagher, Robbie Williams et al.
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 23 the Web site of the Qatari news agency posts
an article claiming that the emir of Qatar has made several controversial statements, incl. that the country is withdrawing its ambassadors from Saudi Arabia,
Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain, and UAE, that it opposes a hostile stance against Iran, and that it looks favorably on the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and Hezbollah.
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
scolding members for not paying their fair share, then attends a G7 summit in Sicily on May 26.
On May 25 (Jerusalem Day) the parliament of Czech Repub.
Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
On May 26 2017 Ramadan
begins (ends June 24), with a record 1,150 casualties caused by Islamic terrorists in 15 countries; in the first 12 days there are 60 terror attacks, killing
832 and injuring 912, ending with 174 attacks and 1,595 kills, vs. 2 Muslims killed by "Islamophobes", becoming the
bloodiest Ramadan in modern history.
On May 26 masked Islamist gunmen attack a group of Coptic Christians traveling in
Minya Province, Egypt
en route to pray at the Monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor, killing 26 and injuring 26, incl. many children.
On May 29 Philippines pres. Rodrigo Duterte announces
tht he will give soldier pay to soldiers of the Islamist Moro Nat. Liberation Front et al. who fight the Maute terrorist group, which has killed 100 in Marawi City.
On May 30 (midnight) a car bomb detonates near the popular Al-Faqma ice cream shop in a Shiite area in
Karrada District, Baghdad, Iraq,
followed by another in Shawaka, Baghdad, the two explosions killing 30+ and injuring 40; ISIS claims responsbility.
On May 31 the FBI and NYPD arrest
19 members of the Lucchese crime family incl. acting boss Matthew Madonna, underboss Steven Crea, and consigliere Joseph DiNapoli, charging them with
racketeering incl. the 2013 murder of mob hitman Michael Meldish.
On May 31 the U.S. Missile Defense Agency reports
its first successfull exo-atmospheric interception and destruction in flight of an ICBM.
On May 31 Pres. Trump tweets
about his campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Ppage that the Dems. in the House Intel Committee "don't wnt him to testify... [because he] blows away their case against him";
at 12:06 a.m. he tweets the word "covfefe",
which is taken up by the PC press as a subject of speculation.
On May 31 after a huge backlash, comedian Kathy Griffin
apologizes for a photo showing her holding Pres. Trump's bloody head, which he calls "sick", after which CNN fires her.
On May 31 USAF vet Tairod Pugh,
who was convicted in Mar., becoming the first American to be convicted of attempting to join ISIS is sentenced to 35 years in priz, with U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis
interrupting his long rant with "You made your choice. I have no sympathy."
On May 31 Hillary Clinton speaks at the Codecon Conference in Rancho Palos Verde, giving a diatribe blaming everybody but herself for losing the 2016 U.S. pres. election,
starting with the snaky soundbyte
"I take responsibility for every decision I made, but that is not why I lost", blaming Russian hackers, weaponized data, content farms in Macedonia, corrupted algorithms,
fingering Pres. Trump for orchestrating it, esp. the "fake news" on Facebook incl. Pizzagate.
On June 1 (early a.m.) a jihadist attacks the Resorts World Manila Casino in
killing 35 and injuring 70 before killing himself; ISIS claims responsibility, while the govt. rules out terrorism.
On June 1 Ontario Province, Canada passes a law
allowing the govt. to remove children from families that refuse to accept their chosen gender identity.
On June 1-3 the 21st St. Petersburg Internat. Economic Forum (SPIEF) is attended by Russian pres. Vladimir Putin, who is
by U.S. journalist Megyn Kelly, who pooh-poohs suggestions that Russia influenced the 2016 U.S. pres. election, saying:
"It reminds me of anti-Semitism: the Jews are to blame for everything."
On June 3 the 2017 London Massacre
sees three British Muslim jihadists drive a van into pedestrians on London Bridge in England, then stab people in the nearby Borough Market area, killing seven and
injuring 48 before being killed by police; parallel universe PM Theresa May utters the soundbyte that the British people must come together to fight "extemism", with
the soundbyte: "It is an ideology that claims our Western values of freedom, democracy, and human rights are incompatible with the religion of Islam"; on June 5 police
two of the three attackers, Pakistan-born Khuram Shazad Butt (27) and Moroccan or Libyan-born Rachid Redouane (Elkhdar) (30), members of the militant jihadist network
the third is Youssef Zaghba;
Muslim London mayor Sadiq Khan utters the soundbyte: "Terrorism is par and parcel of living in a great global city", assuring people there is nothing to fear, causing
Pres. Trump to tweet that he's nuts, causing him to change his story to assuring people that there is nothing to fear from heightened security.
On June 3 25-.y.-o. Reality Leigh Winner (1992-)
is arrested after the Web news site The Intercept pub. a top-secret NSA document giving details of Russian hacking attempts, and it is traced to her.
On June 3 Allah-Akbar-screaming Canadian Muslim Rehab Dughmosh (1985-) begins swinging a golf club at employees of
in Scarborough, Toronto, Ont., Canada, then pulls out a large knife before being subdued by the employees; at her first court appearance she swears allegiance to "the
leader of the believers, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi" of ISIS.
On June 3 Alex Honnold
scales El Capitan sans ropes or gear.
On June 5 (8:00 a.m.) disgruntled ex-employee John Robert Neumann Jr. returns to Fiammi Inc. and kills five in
Orange County, Fla..
On June 5 Pres. Trump announces
his proposal to privatize the air traffic control (ATC) system, saying it was designed to handle 100K people/year, not the 1B people/year needed today; meanwhile after
the U.S. Supeme Court takes his case, he tweets
that his proposed travel ban should be called just that, pissing-off the PC police, along with another tweet criticizing Muslim London mayor Sadiq Kahn, whose
comments on the 2017 London Massacre that the pop. should still feel they're safe a "pathetic disgrace", adding:
"The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying get me not to use Social Media. They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out";
meanwhile Muslim CNN host Reza Aslan dumps
on Pres. Trump, calling him "a piece of shit" et al., causing conservatives L. Brent Bozell III et al. to call for his firing.
On June 5 U.S. atty. gen. Jeff Sessions orders
Justice Dept. attys. to quit diverting legal settlement funds to non-govt. special interest groups, as the Obama admin. had done.
On June 5 (eve.) Somali-born jihaist Yacqub Khayre (1988-) murders a Chinese-born receptionist at an apt. complex in
then takes an escort girl hostage, calling a local TV station and telling them "This is for ISIS, this is for al-Qaeda" before getting into a fatal shootout with police.
On June 6 (8:06 a.m.) Pres. Trump issues a tweet about Qatar:
"During my recent trip to the Middle East I stated that there can no longer be funding of Radical Ideology. Leaders pointed to Qatar — look!"; at 9:36 a.m. he follows with:
"So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding… extremism, and all reference
was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!"
On June 6 U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition forces
forces loyal to Syrian pres. Bashed Ass, er, Bashar al-Ass near the Syria-Jordan-Iraq border.
On June 6 an Algerian jihadist wielding a hammer attacks police outside
Notre Dame Cathedral
in Paris, injuring one officer and shouting "This is for Syria" before being shot dead.
On June 6 U.S. homeland security secy. John Kelly
Congress, complaining about the leftist federal courts, saying,
"Bottom line, I've been enjoined from doing these things that I know would make Americans safe, and I anxiously await the court to complete its action one way
or the other so I can get to work."
On June 6 U.S. deputy atty. gen Rod Rosenstein, acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
that drug OD is now the #1 cause of death for Americans under age 50.
On June 7 ISIS jihadists stage two attacks in
one in parliament and the other in the nearby shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini, killing 12 and injuring dozens, becoming ISIS' first attack in Iran.
On June 7 U.S. secy. of state Rex Tillerson issues a declaration
for 2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month.
On June 8 after calling a snap election to win a stronger mandate, and a 24-point poll lead, only to see a 70% youth turnout,
British Parliamentary elections
are a defeat for PM Theresa May, whose Conservative Party wins but loses its majority in Parliament, with 314 seats, 12 less than the 326 needed.
On June 8 former FBI dir. James Comey testifies
before an eager Congress and press about alleged misconduct of Pres. Trump, calling him a liar yet ending up clearing him of anything criminal, because he failed to understand
that as Da President Trump has the authority to order an investigation and prosecution to stop, and can even pardon the target to stop it; he claims that he made memos
because "I was honestly concerned that he might lie", coming across as a disgruntled employee; Comey
that U.S. atty. gen. Loretta Lynch asked him to describe the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server "a matter", which "gave me a queasy feeling";
CNN "Hardball" host Chris Matthews utters the soundbyte
that the Trump-Russia collusion theory "came apart"; after it ends, Trump's atty.
issues a statement accusing him of being another illegal leaker who should be the one criminally investigated; on June 9 Pres. Trump
"Despite so many false sttements and lies, total and complete vindication... and WOW, Comey is a leaker!"; on June 13 Trump
Loretta Lynch of "illegal behavior", claiming that she provided Hillary with "protection".
On June 8 German authorities announce the arrest of
ISIS's correspondent in Europe.
On June 8 at a game with the Australian nat. team in Adelaide, the Saudi nat. soccer team stinks themselves up when they
to join a minute of silence for the victims of the London terrorist attack.
On June 9 Russian ambassador to Israel Alexander Shein utters the
that Russia doesn't consider Hamas and Hezbollah to be terrorists because they have not attacked Russian territory or Russian interests.
On June 12 Delta Air Lines announces
that it's terminating its 4-y.-o. sponsorship of New York City's Public Theater for producing a version of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" in
Central Park that portrays Caesar as Donald Trump, showing him being stabbed to death onstage; Bank of America does ditto.
On June 14 (Flag Day) the 2017 Baseball Field Massacre
sees Repub. House whip Steve Scalise
and five others are shot at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. by Trump-hating Bernie Sanders supporter
James T. Hodgkinson (b. 1951),
who was targeting Repubs. only before police kill him; a Dem. plot?
On June 14 (1:00 a.m. local time) a fire in 24-story Grenfell Tower
in North Kensington, London, England kills 30+ of 120; the bldg. had highly flammable exterior cladding recently added.
On June 14 Tex. Gov. Greg Abbott signs the American Laws for American Courts (ALAC)
AKA House Bill 45, prohibiting use of any foreign law in state courts, esp. in family cases.
On June 15 the U.S. Senate by 98-2 passes
a bipartisan agreement to impose new sanctions targeting Iran's ballistic missile program, support of terrorism, and humans rights abuses, and impose new financial penalties
on Russia for messing with Ukraine, supporting the Syrian regime, and allegedly tampering with the 2017 U.S. pres. election, limiting Pres. Trump's ability to lift them
without Congressional approval.
On June 16 Israeli border police officer Hadas Malka (b. 1984)
is stabbed to death by three young men in Jerusalem; ISIS claims responsibility, becoming their first operation inside Israel; too bad, Hamas also claims responsibility.
On June 18 a Taliban suicide team attacks the provincial police HQ in
Gardez, Paktia Province, Afghanistan,
killing six policemen before being killed.
Ramadan becomes Ram-a-van? It's payback time in London?
On June 18/19 (midnight) a white man in a white van shouting that he wants to kill all Muslims drives over Muslims leaving notorious extremist Finsbury Park Mosque on
Seven Sisters Rd. after ending Ramadan fasting in
North London, England,
injuring 10 before being grabbed by bystanders and handed over to police, after which PM Theresa May gives a speech dissing his kind of extremism ("Islamophobia") as morally
equivalent to Islamist extremism.
On June 19 the U.S. Supreme (Roberts) Court rules 4-2 in Ziglar v. Abbasi
that high-level George W. Bush admin. officials John Ashcroft, Robert Mueller, amd James Ziglar can't be held personally liable for violating the constitutional rights of
Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians rounded up after the 9/11 terrorist attacks because Congress must authorize it first.
On June 19 the U.S. Supreme (Roberts) Court rules 8-0 in
Matal v. Tam
to overturn the U.S. Lanham Act as unconstitutional because there is no hate speech exception to the First Amendment, thus the band The Slants can register their trademark.
On June 19 the U.S. Supreme (Roberts) Court rules 8-0 in Packingham v. North Carolina
that registered sex offenders have a First Amendment right to use social Web sites incl. Facebook.
On June 21 after being chosen to meet with Pres. Trump at the White House in Mar. Saudi Arabia
that Mohammed bin Salman, the king's son and defense minister is next in line to the thrown (crown prince), replacing 31-y.-o. Muhammad bin Nayef, the king's nephew,
who was made crown prince in Jan. 2015.
On June 22 a car bomb outside a bank in Helmand Province, Afghanistan
kills 34 and injures 58.
On June 24 the continental U.S. goes a record 140 straight mo.
without a major hurricane landfall, the last being Hurricane Wilma in Fla. on Oct. 24, 2005.
On June 26 the U.S. Supreme (Roberts) Court rules 9-0 to agree<
to review Pres. Trump's travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations, allowing it to be partially implemented while they consider it by Oct., excepting only foreign nationals who
have a "bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States", which Trump calls a clear victory.
On June 26 Pres. Trump tweets
that ex-Pres. Obama "didn't choke, he colluded or obstructed" after learning about Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. pres. election, adding:
"The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win... and did not want to 'rock the boat'."
On June 26 the U.S. Supreme (Roberts) Court rules 7-2 in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer
that the state of Mo. can't exclude a church from a program providing funds for a neutral secular purpose such as resurfacing its playground with rubber from recycled tires.
On June 29 after the U.S. Senate keeps stalling, Pres. Trump utters the
that Senate Repubs. should kill Obamacare now and worry about replacing it later, which doesn't stop moderate Repubs. from blocking all bills.
On June 29 (9:11 a.m.) Kentucky Fried Chicken launches
a spicy crispy Zinger chicken sandwich into the stratosphere on a high-alt. balloon, where it stays at an alt. of 50K-80K ft. for four days.
On June 30 Iraqi forces recapture
the ancient mosque in Mosul where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Bahdad made his first public appearance three years earlier.
In June the GoldenEye (Petya) Virus
of Ukrainian hackers, allegedly based on stolen Eternal Blue malware from the U.S. Nat. Security Agency (NSA) wreaks havoc on corporate computers worldwide,
incl. Merck, Rosneft, airports, banks, hospitals, and transportation cos. incl. the Danish Maersk Line.
In June U.S. unemployment
is 4.4%, adding 220K jobs; new manufacturing jobs: 1K (12,396,000); new govt. jobs: 35K (22,353,000); the participation rate is 62.8% vs. a high of 67.3% in
Jan. 2000 and low of 62.4% in Sept. 2005.
In June monthly U.S. federal spending
is $428.894B, topping $400B for the first time.
On July 4 police in New York City
deploy sand trucks for the first time to stop madass Muslim jihadists during Independence Day celebrations; ditto
On July 4 North Korea launches the 2-stage Hwasong-14,
their first ICBM, which travels 800 mi. but could reach Alaska, with Kim Jong-un saying it is a message to "the American bastards".
On July 5 Pres. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit
before attending the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 6-8, where they are met by 12K protesters, who clash with police, while on July 7 Trump meets with
Russian prev. Vladimir Putin for over 2 hours despite
being sent in at the 1 hour mark in vain; Trump presses
Putin twice about meddling in the 2016 pres. election, but he denies everything, and Trump lets it slide, drawing howls from the Hillary, er, supposedly netrual
mainstream media; in Warsaw Trump gives a speech, with the soundbyte:
"Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive.
And our civilization will triumph"; on July 7 Pres. Trump meets
at the G20 Summit with Mexican pres. Enrique Nieto Pena, repeating his insistence that Mexico pay for his wall.
On July 8 Pres. Trump announces
that the U.S. is pledging $50M to a World Bank program dedicated to women's entrepreneurship in developing countries; Trump also
$639M in aid to the U.N. World Food Program for starving people in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen.
On July 8 Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Erik Kang (1983-)
is arrested at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii after pledging loyalty to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; the court-appointed defense atty. claims service-related mental health problems.
On July 9 Trump-hating fake news New York Times pub. an
revealing a meeting between Russian atty. Natalia Veselnitskaya and Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 pres. campaign, after which he admits it and
adds that she promised to give some dope on Hillary, which amounted to nada, which is
by the Trump-hating PC media into yet another fake reason to dump Trump.
On July 9 (eve.) after a 280-mi. justice march by Repub. People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, a mass gathering in
calls for an end to persecution.
On July 9 the Gen. Synod of the Church of England votes
30-2-0 (House of Bishops) and 127-28-16 (House of Clergy) and 127-48-8 (House of Laity) to "welcome and affirm" transgenders.
On July 10 after Pres. Trump tweets his support on July 4, the case of terminally-ill British baby
who was ordered by a high court judge in Apr. to be withdrawn from a ventilator to allow him to die returns to court after claims of an experimental treatment
available in the U.S.; too bad, the doctor involved admits the baby is hopeless, and the plug is pulled.
On July 10 the White House announces
the liberation of Mosul, Iraq from ISIS control by Iraqi and U.S. forces.
On July 16 elections in the Repub. of Congo.
On July 16 China
requires all 90M members of the Chinese Communist party to "be firm Marxist atheists, obey Party rules, and stick to the Party's faith. They are not allowed to seek
value and belief in religion."
On July 17 Jordanian Sgt. Mareek Abu Tayeh is convicted
of the murder of three U.S. soldiers on Nov. 4, 2016 at the Prince Faisal Air Base, and sentenced to life in prison, causing demonstrations by his Howeitat tribe.
On July 19 the Trump admin. announces
that it will halt CIA's program of arming and training of Syrian rebels, as Russia has been recommending.
On July 19 Pres. Trump gives an interview
to the New York Times, grumbling about his atty. gen. Jeff Sessions and how he recused himself from the Russia probe, saying:
"Sessions should have never recused himself. And if he would, if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job, and I would have picked somebody else."
On July 20 infamous celeb O.J. Simpson is
after serving 9 years of a 33-year sentence for armed robbery in Las Vegas, Nev.
On July 21 a riot by Palestinian Muslims at the
in Jerusalem over Israel's decision to put metal detectors at the entrances results in three killed and 200+ injured - all without any metal?
On July 21 White House press secy. Sean Spicer resigns,
and Long Island, N.Y.-born financier (founder of SkyBridge Capital)
Anthony "Scar" "the Mooch" Scaramucci (1964-)
becomes the new White House communications dir., stinking himself up by a profanity-laced critique of White House staff, causing him to receive the boot on July 31,
the same day that Gen. John F. Kelly becomes White House chief of staff.
On July 21 after a May memo
by Nat. Security Council (NSC) strategist Rich Higgins claiming a conspiracy by Repubs. and Dems. in league with globalists like George Soros, along with bankers,
Islamists and the media to subvert Pres. Trump via "political warfare agendas that reflect cultural Marxist outcomes" is circulated, he is fired by nat. security advisor
(Soros puppet?) H.R. McMaster.
On July 23 Israeli security guard Ziv Moyal
is attacked with a screwdriver in his apt. in Amman, Jordan by a Jordanian assassin, killing him and accidentally killing the landlord, causing a protest at the
Israeli embassy by Israel-haters calling on the 1994 peace treaty to be cancelled, holding Moyal and 20 other Israeli diplomats incl. ambassador Einat Schlein to be
held hostage until Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu intervenes, arranging with King Abdullah II for safe passage in exchange for Jordanian officials to attend Moyal's
questioning by Israeli officials and metal detectors to be removed from the Temple Mount; after they are evacuated, Jordan refuses to permit Schlein to return to her
duties, and calls for Moyal to be tried for murder, refusing to let a replacement for Schlein into Jordan.
On July 24 a Taliban suicide car bomber detonates near the house of deputy govt. chief exec Mohammad Mohaqiq in W Kaboom, er,
W Kabul, Afghanistan,
killing 35 and injuring 40.
On July 24 Pres. Trump addresses the 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree;
too bad, on July 27 its pres. Michael Surbaugh apologizes for his insertion of political rhetoric.
On July 25 the U.S. Federal Appeals Court in Washington, D.C. rules 2-1 in
Wrenn v. District of Columbia
that people seeking concealed handgun permits don't have to show "good reason", but have a 2nd Amendment right regardless of reasons.
On July 26 Pres. Trump announces
a ban on transgender people in the U.S. armed forces, citing costs and disruption, pissing-off the PC police; on July 27 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
that there are 14K-15K transgenders in the military.
On July 26 the U.S. Senate by 45-55 rejects
a proposal to repeal Obamacare without replacing it; on July 25 (eve.) they rejected a comprehensive replacement plan drafted by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell; on
July 28 (early a.m.) they reject
the "skinny repeal" bill after renegade Repub. Sen. John McCain kills it 51-49.
On Juy 27 the U.S. State Dept. issues a warning
to tourists about adulterated alcohol in Mexican resorts after authorities seize 1.4M gal. since 2010.
On July 27 the White House announces the arrest of 1K+ MS-13 gang members in the last three days; on July 28 Pres. Trump gives a
to a convention of cops in Long Island, N.Y., praising them to the skies and calling for the "liberation" of whole towns and cities from gangs' grip,
incl. his native Long Island; in Nov. ICE arrests
267 more MS-13 gangbangers incl. 53 in El Salvador.
On July 28 the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly votes 98-2 to impose new
on Russia; on Aug. 2 Pres. Trump reluctantly signs the legislation, despite Moscow's threats to retaliate by seizing two U.S. diplomatic properties and
ordering the U.S. to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff, uttering the
that the bill is "seriously flawed, particularly because it encroaches on the executive branch's authority to negotiate."
On July 31 Russian pres. Vladimir Putin signs
a law revoking Russian citizenzhip of any person convicted of terrorism, effective Sept. 1.
In July Pope Francis utters the soundbyte
that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is "dangerous and harmful", calling for a OWG with the political authority to combat climate change et al.
On Aug. 1 Jordan abolishes
Article 308, which protected rapists from punishment if they marry their victims.
On Aug. 2 a suicide bomber attacks a NATO-led convoy of internat. troops in
On Aug. 2 (Wed.) the Dow Jones Industrial Avg.
climbs above 22K for the first time ever (22,016), buoyed by healthy quarterly sales of the Apple iPhone, up 36% for the year.
On Aug. 2 Amazon.com holds Jobs Day
to hire 100K people by next year.
On Aug. 2 Pres. Trump announces plans to introduce the
U.S. RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) Act,
sponsored by U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) to slash legal immigratin by prioritizing those with education, English language
proficiency, and earning power.
On Aug. 3 a grand jury convened by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Trump campaign ties with Russia
its first subpoenas.
On Aug. 5 after Pres. Trump announced his intentions in June, the U.S. formally
the U.N. of its intent to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
On Aug. 7 the Pentagon issues new regs
allowing U.S. military bases to shoot down commercial or private drones deemed to be a threat.
On Aug. 8 elections in Kenya
reelect pres. Uhuru Kenyatta with 54% of 19.7M registered voters, vs. 44% for Raila Odinga, who refuses to accept the results.
On Aug. 12 after marching on the U. of Va. campus the night before, the white nationalist Unite the Right rally in
to protest the removal of a statue of Confed. Gen. Robert E. Lee ends in violent clashes with counter-protesters, after which a car driven by white supremacist
James Alex Fields Jr. rams the crowd, killing 32-y.-o. Heather Heyer and injuring 19; on Aug. 15 black protesters pull down a statue of a Confed. soldier in
Durham, N.C.; on
Aug. 15/16 (night) Baltimore, Md. mayor Catherine Pugh orders
four Confed. monuments taken down.
On Aug. 13 (9:30 p.m.) a jihadist attack in a 4x4 outside the Aziz Istanbul Restaurant in
Burkina Faso kills 17 and injures two.
On Aug. 14 after the fake news media blasts him for not explicitly calling out white supremacists in his criticism of the Charlottesville protest,
as if he supports them, Pres. Trump meets in the White House with atty. gen. Jeff Sessions and FBI dir. Chris Wray, then delivers a
gives a Speech on Racism,
with the soundbyte: "Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, and other
hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans", confirming that the FBI and Dept. of Justice are investigating the car attack; too bad, on Aug. 15
Trump doubles down
with observations that "both sides" were to blame for violence in Charlottesville, mentioning "the alt-left that came charging at them", that "Not all of those people
were neo-Nazis... [or] white supremacists... Those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue", claiming that many
"fine people" were among the protesters, and that the movement to strip the U.S. of its 850+ Confed. monuments is an effort to "change history" and "change culture",
mentioning George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, which only makes the PC police madder; on Aug. 16 after some CEOs quit to protest his remarks, Trump
two high-profile business advisory councils; on Aug. 18 House Dem. Leader Nancy Pelosi
a measure to censure Trump, joining 79 Dem. colleagues, and calls
on House Speaker Paul Ryan to remove all Confed. statues from the U.S. Capitol; meanwhile on Aug. 7 U.S. Rep. (D-Tenn.) Steve Cohen
articles of impeachment against Trump after his no confidence resolution in July went nowhere.
On Aug. 15 (p.m.) a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk heli goes missing near
during a night training mission, killing all five aboard.
On Aug. 16 as renogotiation talks begin in Washington, D.C., thousands of farmers and union workers stage a protest in
Mexico City against NAFTA.
On Aug. 17 a jihadist van ramming attack in the Las Ramblas area of
kills 14 and injures 88; one terrorist is killed by police in a shootout, and two more are arrested; the driver is 22-y.-o.
Younes Abouyaaqoub, who is killed by police on Aug. 21 in Subirats
near Barcelona; ISIS claims responsibility; on Aug. 18 (early a.m.) another van ramming attack in
70 mi. S of Barcelona fails, and after it stops the police kill four knife-wielding jihadists with fake suicide vests; on Aug. 16 their bombmaking factory in
Alcanar 120 mi. S of Barcelona exploded, killing one and injuring 16, forcing them to go with van ramming; the suspected ringleader is Ripoll imam
Abdelbaki Es Satty;
meanwhile Barcelona's chief rabbi Meir Bar-Hen utters the soundbyte:
"This place is lost", urging his congregation to emigrate to Israel; Pawel Soloch of the Polish Nat. Security Office
that Poland will no longer be accepting Muslim immigrants, with the soundbyte: "We are convinced by the latest attacks that there is a natural base for terrorists
where a large number of poorly integrated Muslims live."
On Aug. 17 a prison riot in Puerto Ayachucho, Venezuela
sees 37 of 105 inmates killed and 14 officials injured.
On Aug. 17 Hurricane Harvey
starts E of the Lesser Antilles, crossing the Windward Islands on Aug. 18, then entering the Caribbean Sea after passing S of Barbados and skirting Saint Vincent,
degenerating into a tropical wave N of Colombia on Aug. 19, then rapidly intensifying on Aug. 24, growing to Category 4 on Aug. 25 before making landfall near
Rockport, Tex., killing seven in the U.S. and one in Guyana, causing catastrophic flooding in Houston and turning it into the Great Houston Swamp, becoming the
worst disaster in Tex. history, first major hurricane to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Wilma in 2005, the first hurricane to hit Tex. since Hurricane Ike in 2008,
and the strongest to hit Tex. since Hurricane Carla in 1961, also the strongest hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico since Hurricane Rita in 2005, and the strongest to
make landfall in the U.S. since Hurricane Charley in 2004, joining Hurricane Matthew (2016) as the 2nd U.S. hurricane to cause tornado-like winds warnings to be issued.
On Aug. 18 Pres. Trump fires his chief strategist Steve Bannon.
On Aug. 18 an 18-y.-o. Moroccan jihadist stabs two women to death in Turku, Finland before being shot and arrested by police.
On Aug. 18 Mali pres. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita announces
a suspension of the referendum procedure to revise the constitution.
On Aug. 19 a white supremacist rally in Boston, Mass.
is outnumbered by counter-protesters; police arrest 27.
On Aug. 20 a petition
is launched to "declare George Soros a terrorist and seize all of his related organizations' assets under RICO and NDAA law."
On Aug. 21 (Mon.) there is a total solar eclipse,
visible in the U.S. (Ore. to S.C.) for the first time since Feb. 28, 1979 (before that June 8, 1918); next in Apr. 2024 (Tex. to Maine), followed by Aug. 2045 (Calif. to Fla.).
On Aug. 21 (eve.) Pres. Trump gives a Speech on Afghanistan,
starting out saying that it his gut instinct to pull out now, but that his generals talked him into staying, but that they don't have a blank check; in accordance with his
criticism of Pres. Obama for announcing moves in advance, he keeps his plans close to the vest; U.S. secy. of state Rex Tillerson utters the
"I think the president was clear, this entire effort is intended to put pressure on the Taliban to have the Taliban understand you will not win a
battlefield victory. We may not win one, but neither will you, so, at some point, we have to come to the negotiating table and find a way bring this to an end."
On Aug. 22 India's supreme court invalidates
Sharia-based triple-talaq (instant) divorce, becoming a V for women's libbers.
On Aug. 22 French police uncover a jihadist plot against gay nightclubs in Paris, France,
becoming the 12th plot thwarted since the start of the year.
On Aug. 22 (eve.) after visiting the border near Yuma, Ariz., Pres. Trump gives a speech in
uttering the soundbyte:
"We are building a wall on the southern border, which is absolutely necessary. The obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it, believe me, [but] if we
have to close down our government, we are building that wall"; protesters draw tear gas from the police.
On Aug. 23 ISIS jihadists overrun al-Fogha checkpoint in
killing nine soldiers and two civilians by beheading.
On Aug. 25 Burmese Muslim Rohingya jihadists attack govt. security outposts in
causing a govt. crackdown that results in 600K Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh by Nov., causing the Kofi Annan Commission
to lay out a reconciliation plan, and U.S. secy. of state Rex Tillerson to announce $150M in humanitarian assistance.
On Aug. 25 controversial former Maricopa County, Ariz. sheriff Joe Arpaio is
pardoned by Pres. Trump.
On Aug. 25 (8:35 p.m.) a knife-wielding jihadist stops his car on the Mall in front of
Buckingham Palace in London,
injuring three police officers.
On Aug. 28 Ill. Repub. Gov. Bruce Rauner signs a law
makng Ill. into a sanctuay state for illegal aliens, all 500K of them.
On Aug. 28 after being appointed by Pres. Trump, former U.S. Tex. Repub. Sen. (1993-2013)
Kay Bailey Hutchinson (Kathryn Ann Bailey) (1943-)
becomes U.S. NATO rep #22 (until ?).
On Aug. 29 North Korea fires
a ballistic missile over Japan, becoming the 3rd time since 1998 and 2009 and the 1st time for Kim Jong-un, pissing-off Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and South Korean Pres.
Moon Jae-in, along with Pres. Trump, who says that "talking is not the answer" with them.
In Aug. refugee admissions to the U.S.
are 913, becoming the first time below 1K since Oct. 2002.
On Sept. 1 Pres. Trump nominates former Navy pilot U.S. Rep. (R-Okla.) (2013-)
James Frederick "Jim" Bridenstine (1975-)
as the new dir. of NASA, who vows to compete with China in space and wants a new Moon visit.
On Sept. 3 North Korea explodes a nuke that causes a 6.3 earthquake, claiming it's an H-bomb,
becoming their 6th nuke test, causing U.S. defense secy. James "Mad Dog" Mattis to warn them that any more major threats will be met with a "massive military response"
that will be "both effective and overwhelming"; on Sept. 4 U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley gives a
on Iran in the U.N., saying that they are inviting war; on Sept. 5 she gives a
speech on Iran,
saying that Pres. Trump has reason to find that it has violated the terms of the JCPOA.
On Sept. 4 the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launch a 2-week
to prepare for a possible war with Hezbollah, becoming their largest exercise in 20 years; too bad, on Aug. 27 an Israeli delegation meets with the Nat. Security Council (NSC)
at the White House to discuss Hezbollah's threat, only to be blown off by U.S. Gen. H.R. McMaster, who refuses their request to excuse his pro-Hezbollah appointee
Mustafa Javed Ali from the meeting room - where's Trump?
On Sept. 5 U.S. atty. gen. Jeff Sessions announces
that Pres. Obama's DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program is being "rescinded" as an "unconstitutional exercise of authority, giving Congress 6 mo. to
pass a final legislative solution; 800K illegal immigrants are affected.
On Sept. 6 (5:38 p.m.local time) hours after U.S. Maj. Gen. James Linder apologizes for dropping leaflets containing images of a dog holding a Taliban flag that
the local yokel Muslims find offensive, a suicide bombing attack in
Bagram Air Base
near Kabul, Afghanistan.
On Sept. 6 Pres. Trump shocks Repubs. by reaching a
spending and debt ceiling agreement
with Dems., incl. a 3-mo. increase in the debt ceiling.
On Sept. 6 47 leaders of conservative nonprofits send an
to the media denouncing the "hate map" pub. by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), with the soundbyte:
"The SPLC is an attack dog of the political left. To associate public interest law firms and think tanks with neo-Nazis and the KKK is unconscionable, and
represents the height of irresponsible journalism."
On Sept. 7 Israel stages air strikes on a suspected chemical weapons facility near
run by Bashar al-Assad's regime.
On Sept. 7 Equifax
announces a massive security breach by hackers back in May-July, compromising the personal info. of millions (half of the U.S. public?), and drawing public outrage along
with numerous lawsuits.
On Sept. 8 Pres. Trump holds a joint press conference with Qatari emir Tamim ibn Hamad Al-Thani, expressing williness to help resolve the Gulf crisis; on Sept. 9
Saudi Arabia announces
that it's cutting off dialog with Qatar over the Gulf crisis.
On Sept. 12 an ISIS ambush of a convoy in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt
kills 18 police officers and injures seven.
On Sept. 13 (4:00 p.m.) a 42-y.-o. Allah Akbar-shouting screw-loose looney tunes Muslim attacks seven people incl. three police officers in
On Sept. 14 Pres. Trump meets with Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and other Dems., who
an alleged deal they made withhim to save Obama's DACA Dream Act, causing Trump to deny that he's offering them amnesty or citizenship, saying that the border must first be secured.
On Sept. 15 (8:20 a.m. local time) a jihadist bomb attack during rush hour on the Parsons Green Tube Station in
injures 22; ISIS claims responsibility; Pres. Trump tweets the
that Scotland Yards hould have been tracking the "loser terrorist", adding that he should make his travel ban far more stringent, pissing-off PM Theresa May, who says
"I never think it's helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation"; too bad, they later discover that they let the jihadist loose two weeks earlier.
On Sept. 17 U.S. soldiers kill several ISIS suicide bombers attacking a base near
On Sept. 17-28 the 10-part 18-hour TV documentary series The Vietnam War
debuts on PBS-TV, written by Geoffrey C. Ward and dir. by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, costing $30M and taking 10 years to make.
On Sept. 19 (a.m.) Pres. Trump gives a speech
to the U.N. Gen. Assembly, touting his America First policy and advising other nations to put their countries first too, adding:
"We will stop radical Islamic terrorism, because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation and, indeed, to tear up the entire world",
warning "Rocket Man" Kim Jong-un of the "depraved regime" in North Korea: "No nation on Earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons
and missiles... The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.
Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime", warning that if he attacks the U.S. his country will be totally destroyed, and demanding
that Iran "stop supporting terrorists" and "begin serving its own people", saying that the world will see "very soon" his position on the Iranian nuclear deal, which has an Oct. 15
decision date to cancel or remain in the deal another 90 days; he goes on to describe Assad's rule in Syria as a "criminal regime", and diss the Maduro regime in
Venezuela, with the soundbyte: "The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented", saying that
the U.S. will not stand by while "the government of Venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people."
On Sept. 22 Pres. Trump utters the
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired!'"; on
Sept. 24 200+ NFL players show their disagreement by kneeling during the playing of the nat. anthem, incl. almost the entire Pittsburgh Steelers team and Dallas Cowboys
owner Jerry Jones, vs. less than 10 the week before; the brouhaha causes U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and U.S. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) to co-sponsor a
to end taxpayer funding for NFL stadiums.
On Sept. 23 women are allowed to sit in King Fahd Stadium
in Saudi Arabia for the first time, but are still segregated from single men.
On Sept. 24 masked Somali Muslim immigrant Emanuel Kidega Samson (1992-)
attacks the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville, Tenn., killng one and wounding six before being subdued.
On Sept. 24 elections in Germany
give chancellor Angela Merkel a 4th term as her conservative CDU/CSU alliance wins 32.5% of the vote and its partner the Social Dem. Party (SPD) wins 20%;
the anti-Islam AfD Party wins 13.5%, coming in 3rd.
On Sept. 25 separatist elections for Kurds in Iraq
are an overwhelming V, with 93% in favor of independence vs. 7.3% against; 72% of 3.3M eligible voters vote.
On Sept. 25 Pres. Trump signs
new travel restriction for people in eight Muslim-majority countries plus North Korea and Venezuela, effective Oct. 18.
On Sept. 26 Saudi king Salman issues a decree
allowing women to drive for the first time ever, effective June 2018.
On Sept. 26 Palestinian jihadist Nimr al-Jamal from Beit Surik, West Bank murders three Israelis at the entrance to the Israeli settlement of
Har Adar, Israel
before he is killed, causing Fatah to celebrate him as a martyr.
On Sept. 26 the Taliban tries to kill U.S. defense secy. James Mattis during a visit to
but attack after he already left.
On Sept. 27 the Trump admin. announces
a refugee resettlement limit of 45K for FY 2018, lowest since the passage of the U.S. Refugee Act in 1980; Obama's FY 2017 ceiling was 110K.
On Sept. 29 after being caught taking private flights, pissing-off Pres. Trump, U.S. HHS secy.
Tom Price resigns.
On Sept. 29 (8:15 p.m.) Somali refugee Abdulahi Hasan Sharif
rams his white Chevy Malibu through a barrier outside a football game in Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Ont., Canada and hits Edmonton police Const. Mike Chernyk,
then gets out and attacks him with a knife before fleeing and being caught hours later near the stadium driving a U-Haul truck, hitting pedestrians before flipping.
On Sept. 30 an Allah-Akbar-shouting illegal Algerian or Tunisian immigrant jihadist dressed in black kills two women with a knife in
Marseilles, France; ISIS claims responsibility.
On Oct. 1 despite the Spanish govt. declaring it illegal and sending police, the
Catalonia Independence Referendum.
On Oct. 1 Austria bans full-face Islamic veils,
with a 150 Euro fine; it also bans public distribution of Qurans.
On Oct. 1 Tunisian illegal immigrant Ahmed Hanachi (1988-) stabs two young women cousins at the Saint-Charles Train Station in Marseille, and is linked to ISIS;
he spent time in Aprilia, Italy S of Rome, and
had been arrested for shoplifting two days earlier and released; on Oct. 16 French pres. Emmanuel Macron gives a TV address from the Elysee Palace in Paris, with the
that illegal immigrants caught committing even minor crimes incl. shoplifting will be deported.
On Oct. 1 (10:00 p.m.) after renting two rooms on the 23rd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nev. under the name of his out-of-state girlfriend
Marilou Danley, and bringing in 10 suitcases full of guns, accountant, serious gambler, and real estate millionaire
Stephen Paddock (b. 1953)
of Mesquite, Nev. shoots into a crowd of 22K attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival featuring country music star Jason Aldean, killing 58 and injuring 527 then killing himself before
police break into his room, becoming the deadliest gun massacre in U.S. history (until ?); police find 19 military rifles, some fitted with bump stocks to make them into automatics,
plus 23 more at his home; Pres. Trump calls it "an act of pure evil", saying "We pray for the day when evil has vanished";
that he converted to Islam and was doing Allah's work, later calling him Abu Abd Abdulbar al-Ameriki, which the FBI is all-too quick to deny?; CBS-TV vice-pres.
stinks herself up on Facebook by saying that she has no sympathy for the victims because country music fans "often are Republican", getting her fired; he is later found to have
research other attack sites in Boston and Chicago; the motive eludes investigators until ?
On Oct. 3 police foil an attempted jihadist apt. bombing in a chic neighborhood of
causing French interior minister Gerard Collomb to utter the soundbyte "Is this not a sign that no one is safe?"
On Oct. 4 AQIM jihadis ambush Green Berets in SW Niger
near the Mali border, killing three and injuring two.
On Oct. 5 U.S. officials announce the capture of Hawija, Iraq,
the last major Iraqi town held by ISIS.
On Oct. 5 Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signs the Calif. Values Act,
making Calif. a sanctuary state, effective Jan. 1.
On Oct. 6 federal prosecutors announce
the arrest of three Am. Muslims (Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, Talka Haroon, and Russell Salic) for an ISIS-inspired plot to target concerts, landmarks, and crowded subways in New York City in 2016.
On Oct. 7 2:20 p.m.) a Muslim drives into people outside the Natural History Museum in
South Kensington, London, England.
On Oct. 8 the White House releases a Statement on Immigration Priorities,
incl. building the U.S.-Mexico border wall, ending abuse of the asylum system, discouraging reentry of illegals, hiring 10K new ICE officers, 300 federal prosecutors,
370 judges, and 1K attys., ending visa fraud, stopping catch-and-release, protecting innocent people in sanctuary cities, and implementing a merit-based immigration system.
On Oct. 8-17 Muslim Fulani herdsman attack Jos, Nigeria,
killing 48 Christians and destroying 249 homes in 13 Chritian villages.
On Oct. 8-31 the Oct. 2017 Northern Calif. Wildfires
consist of 250 wildfires, 21 major, incl. the Atlas Fire, and the
Tubbs Fire (most destructive in Calif. history until ?).
On Oct. 10 pres. elections in Liberia
to replace pres. (since 2006) Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Unity Party, who failed her pledge to end corruption.
On Oct. 10 the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously throws out
an appeal court ruling that struck down Pres. Trump's temporary travel ban targeting eight Muslim-majority nations, becoming a moral V for the Trump admin.
On Oct. 10 Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signs a law
criminalizing wilful failure to address transgender patients by their preferred pronouns by health care workers.
On Oct. 11 the Boy Scouts of Am. (founded 1910) announce
that they will begin admitting girls into the Cub Scouts next year, allowing them to aspire to the Eagle Scout Rank.
On Oct. 12 Pres. Trump signs
an executive order making it easier for people to buy cheaper bare-bones health insurance; meanwhile the Trump admin.
withdraws from UNESCO for its anti-Israel bias.
On Oct. 12 after a tip from the U.S. allows them to make a rescue, Pakistan
frees Canadian Joshua Boyle and his U.S. wife Caitlan Coleman,
who were kidnapped by the Afghan Taliban while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012.
On Oct. 13 (Fri.) Pres. Trump announces
that he won't certify the Iran nuclear deal, and might ultimately terminate it.
On Oct. 14 a 600kg bomb explosdes in a crowded street in Mogadishu, Somalia,
killing 512 and injuring 312, becoming the deadliest single attack in Somalian history (until ?); the govt. blames al-Qaida-linked Al-Shabaab for a "national disaster".
On Oct. 17 British MI5 chief Andrew Parker warn that the U.K. is suffering its most severe terror threat ever, with the
"That threat is multi-dimensional, evolving rapidly and operating at a scale and pace we've not seen before."
On Oct. 18 Israeli minister Naftali Bennett warns
that if another war breaks out in Lebanon, Israel will target the Lebanese govt. infrastructure, not just Hezbollah.
On Oct. 18 French pres. Emmanuel Macron signs
a new counterterrorism law, effective Nov. 1, extending the Nov. 2015 state of emergency and allowing authorities to close mosques for up to 6 mo. if the preachers
express "ideas or theories" that "incite violence, hatred or discrimination, provoke the commission of acts of terrorism, or express praise for such acts"; on Oct. 9
Le Journal du Dimanche reports that French authorities are surveilling about 15K jihadists living in France, of which 4K are at "the top of the spectrum" and
likely to stage a jihadist attack; on Oct. 26 Le Figaro reports that 20% of 1.9K French ISIS jihadists have received up to 500K Euros in social welfare payments.
On Oct. 20 Am. Muslim convert Vicente Solano
is arrested by the FBI for trying to explode a bomb at Dolphin Mall in Doral, Fla.
On Oct. 24 (a.m.) U.S. Sen. (R-Tenn.) (2007-) Robert Phillips "Bob" Corker Jr. (1952-)
speaks out against Pres. Trump, with the soundbyte
that he will be remembered most for "the debasement of our nation", causing Trump to fire back,
Tweeting that Corker is the "incompetent" head of
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and "doesn't have a clue".
On Oct. 26 the U.S. House by 423-2 passes the Iran Ballistic Missiles and Internat. Sanctions Enforcement Act,
targeting Iran's ballistic missile program, requiring restrictions on entry into the U.S. of persons found to be supplying or financing it.
On Oct. 26 on Pres. Trump's order, the Nat. Archives releases
the long-secret JFK files; too bad, he bows to the CIA and withholds some files for a 6-mo. review; Trump made a
deal with them to drop the Russian collusion investigation?
On Oct. 26 Pres. Trump declares
a nat. public health emergency in the fight against opioid abuse, saying "I will be pushing... non-addictive painkillers very, very hard."
On Oct. 27 Catalonia
declares independence, causing massive celebrations, while the Spanish govt. declares it a criminal act; on Oct. 29 a pro-Spain demonstration is held in Barcelona.
On Oct. 30 Russian pres. Vladimir attends the opening of the
Wall of Grief (Sorrow), a memorial to
victims of Soviet-era political repression; Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill gives a speech criticizing the Bolshevik Rev. on its 100th anniv., warning against
fomenting new revs.
On Oct. 31 (Halloween) (1:30 p.m. local time) the
2017 New York City Halloween Massacre
sees Uzbek Muslim Sayfullo ("sword of Allah") Habibullaevich Saipov (1988-) of Tampa, Fla. plow a rented Home Depot truck down
a bike path in Lower Manhattan, N.Y. near the World Trade Center, killing eight and injuring 11 before getting out of his truck wielding a BB gun and a paintball gun and running at police
shouting Allah Akbar until they shoot him in the stomach, becoming the biggest jihadist attack in New York City since 9/11; he leaves a note claiming that he did it for ISIS, after which
Pres. Trump tweets
that he has "just ordered Homeland Security to step up our already Extreme Vetting Program. Being politically correct is fine, but not for this"; on Nov. 1 Trump
calls the suspect an "animal" and threatens to
send him to Guantanamo Bay, and says that he wants Congress to do away with the Diversity Lottery Program and limit immigration to a merit-based system.
On Oct. 31 Muslims in Cologne, Germany
sexually harass three women, causing the police to have to call for reinforcements and arrest 33.
On Oct. 31 the 500th anniv. of the nailing of the 95 Theses
on the door of Wittenberg Castle Church by Martin Luther.
In Oct. wildfires in Sonoma County Wine Country
in Calif. are set by illegal Mexican alien Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, who enjoys Calif.'s status as a sanctuary state.
On Nov. 1 metal fabricator Scott Ostrem 1971-) walks off his job at B&M Roofing in Frederick, Colo. and drives to the Walmart in
shooting and killing three at random before other shoppers who are packing draw back and he flees, causing police to search for him until the next day when they raid his home,
find it empty, and sit around puzzled until he drives on by and is chased and captured.
On Nov. 2 the Repubs. present their new tax plan, which doubles the standard deduction and reduces corporate tax rates from 35% to 20%, withPres. Trump praising it as "all about jobs";
it also ends tax credits for illegal immigrants, saving $23.1B over the next 10 years.
On Nov. 2 former interim Dem. Nat. Committee (DNC) chairperson Donna Brazile
former chairperson Debit, er, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Pres. Obama for handing over complete control of the Dem. Party to Hillary Clinton almost a year
before she secured the nomination.
On Nov. 2 the 100th anniv. of the 1917 Balfour Declaration; on Nov. 5 Palestinian-backed
Anti-Balfour Declaration Protests
in London, Ankara, Ramallah, and Gaza turn out to be duds.
On Nov. 3 after a rogue employee temporarily shuts down his Twitter account, Pres. Trump
"Bernie Sanders supporters have every right to be apoplectic of the complete theft of the Dem primary by Crooked Hillary!", and
"Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn't looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems".
On Nov. 3-14 Pres. makes a tour of Asia.
On Nov. 4 (Sat.) (night) 32-y.-o. Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud
11 princes and dozens of ministers, incl. prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the head of the nat. guard, and the gov. of Riyadh.
On Nov. 5 (11:30 a.m. local time) the Sutherland Springs Church Shooting
in Sutherland Springs (30 mi. SE of San Antonio), Tex. sees shooter Devin Patrick Kelley (b. 1991)
(dishonorably discharged from the USAF in 2013 before teaching at a Bible school) kill 24 aged 5-72 and injure 20+ church members at the First Baptist Church
with a Ruger AR-15 rifle before being killed by rifle-toting area residents Johnnie Langendorff and Stephen Willeford after a chase, becoming the deadliest church shooting
in modern U.S. history (until ?).
On Nov. 5 a Shiite Houthi rebel attack on Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
is viewed as a possible act of war by the Saudis.
On Nov. 7 nine Islamists are arrested in France
for a suspected terrorist plot in Nice, plus a tenth in Switzerland.
On Nov. 7 (Tues.) the 2017 U.S. election elects anti-Trump Dem. physician
Ralph Shearer Northam (1959-) as gov. of Va., and
Danica Roem (1984-)
to the Va. legislature, who becomes the first openly transgender person; Dem.
is elected to the city council of Minneapolis, Minn., becoming the first openly transgender black woman.
On Nov. 9 Pres. Trump visits
China, becoming the first foreigner leader allowed to tour the Forbidden City. talking Chinese pres. Xi Jinping into
three black UCLA basketball players being held for shoplifting and facing 10-year sentences; on Nov. 10 he visits Vietnam; on ? he
"Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me 'old,' when I would NEVER call him 'short and fat?' Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!"
On Nov. 9 a Greek judicial council allows
convicted Marxist terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas, serving 11 life sentences for killing U.S. and British diplomats to go on a 2-day furlough, pissing-off the U.S. and U.K.
On Nov. 9 the Vatican announces
that it is banning the sale of cigarettes but not cigars; cigarettes had been sold at a reduced price to employees and pensioners.
On Nov. 13 (Mon.) a 7.3 earthquake hits Iraq and Iran,
killing 400+ and injuring 6.6K.
On Nov. 14 (8:00 a.m.) a shooter in a car opens fire at the Rancho Tehama Elementary School
in N Calif., killing four and injuring a dozen.
On Nov. 15 (a.m.) after he dismisses vice-pres. Emmerson Mnangagwe for plotting a takeover, a coup in
ousts ogre pres. Robert Mugabe.
On Nov. 20 a video purporting to show African migrants auctioned as slaves in
casues a global outcry.
On Nov. 21 six Syrian asylum seekers are arrested
in Germany for plotting a terror attack for ISIS at a Christmas market in Essen.
On Nov. 22 Bloomberg reports
that Uber tries to coverup a cyberattack dating back to Oct. 2016 that stole personal data of 57M customers, causing chief security officer Joe Sullivan to be fired.
On Nov. 22 new Iranian navy head Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi announces
plans to "fly the Iranian flag in the Gulf of Mexico"; meanwhile Iranian top general Hossein Salami
that it can increase their missile ranges to target Europe if threatened.
On Nov. 23 Pres. Trump declares
North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism.
On Nov. 24 (noon) an ISIS flag-waving Sunni Islamist terrorist bombing-shooting attack in the polytheist Sufi al-Rawdah Mosque in
Bir al-Abd, North Sinai
25 mi. W of El-Arish kills 305 worshipers and injures 120, incl. 27 children.
On Nov. 24 U.N. report
claims that missiles fired by the Houthis of Yemen at Saudi Arabia were manufactured in Iran.
On Nov. 26 300 mainly black protesters assail the Ink! Coffee Shop
at 28th Ave. and Larimer St. in the mainly black Five Points area of Denver, Colo. for displaying a sign reading "Helpingly gentrifying the area since 2014",
complaining about poor residents losing their homes to rising prices while splattering graffiti across the front, forcing it to close for several days while gaining global publicity.
On Nov. 26 the Miss Universe 2017 (66th) Pageant,
held at the AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nev. is won by 5'7" Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (1995-) of South Africa,
2nd winner after Margaret Gardiner in 1978.
On Nov. 27 Mount Agung erupts in the paradise land of Bali,
shooting ash 2.5 mi. high and stranding tens of thousands of tourists; its last eruption was in 1963, killing 1.1K.
On Nov. 27 the Catholic Herald
in Poland that the lower house of parliament (Sejm) voted 254-156 to restrict Sunday shopping to the first and last Sun. of each month in 2017-18, the last Sun. only in 2019,
and ban Sun. shopping totally in 2020.
On Nov. 28 North Korea tests
their most powerful ICBM ever, with a range of 8.1K mi., able to each the U.S. mainland all the way to New York City or Washington, D.C.
On Nov. 28 a 20-y.-o. Muslim man is arrested in
for planning a New Yar's Eve jihad with an automatic rifle at Federation Square.
On Nov. 28 Howell Emanuel Donaldson III AKA the Seminole Heights Serial Killer is
apprehended for the murder of four victims in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, Fla. between Oct. 9-Nov. 14.
On Nov. 29 the U.S. House votes
unanimously to mandate sexual harassment training; the U.S. Senate did ditto on Nov. 9.
On Nov. 29 NBC-TV "Today" show reporter Savannah Guthrie
that 20-year $20M/year anchor Matt Lauer has been fired for "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace".
On Nov. 29 Pres. Trump retweets
videos from Britain First showing Muslims beating a man up, destroying a statue of the Vigin Mary, and throwing a gay man off a roof, causing the PC police to come out and
try to shout him down without judging the videos or sacred cow Muslims, with British PM Theresa May slamming him, and Trump's own nat. security adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster
issuing that soundbyte
"Those who adhere to this ideology are really irreligious criminals who use a perverted, what the president has called a wicked interpretation of religion in an effort to...
recruit young, impressionable people to their cause", becoming a new low point for Western appeasement of Islam?
On Nov. 29 he Danish art collective The Other Eye of the Tiger debuts their
of 20 portraits of people touted as martyrs who "died for their convictions", incl. Socrates, Martin Luther King Jr., 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta, and French Bataclan jihadist Ismael Omar Mostefai,
causing global outrage.
On Nov. 30 illegal immigrant Jose Ines Garcia Zarate
is found not guilty of the murder of Kate Steinle in 2015 on a pier in San Francisco, Calif. by shooting her in the back, only of being a felon in possession of a firearm,
not even manslaughter, causing an outcry and pissing-off Pres. Trump, who calls it a "disgraceful verdict".
On Nov. 30 former nat. security adviser Michael Flynn is charged
with making false statements to the FBI about interactions with the Russian ambassador in late Dec.; on Dec. 1 he pleads guilty.
In Nov. Mattel introduces Hijab Barbie for the Muslim market.
On Dec. 1 an Allah Akbar-screaming jihadist attack on the Agriculture Training Inst. in
kills 13; an inside job?
On Dec. 1 Hawaii
resumes monthly air-raid sirens to warn of a nuke attack by North Korea.
On Dec. 1 former U.S. Pres. Obama gives a speech
in New Delhi, India, saying that India needs to "cherish and nurture" its Muslim pop., calling them integrated and considering themself Indian; he neglects to mention er, Pakstan?
On Dec. 4 the U.S. Supreme Court rules 7-2 (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor) to
Pres. Trump's travel ban of people from Muslim countries incl. relatives; meanwhile on Dec. 4 former FBI counterintel asst. dir. Frank Figliuzzi writes an op-ed for NBC News, with the
that Americans will have to "adjust" to a new country where terrorism is routine, because Pres. Trump's pipe dream of halting immigration is "not who we are"; meanwhile
Zoltan Kovacs of Hungary issues a soundbyte
that is just the opposite: "The Hungarian government has vowed it will never accept radical Islamic terrorism as 'something we have to live with.'"
On Dec. 4 the Dec. 2017 Southern Calif. Wildfires,
whipped-up by Santa Ana winds hits Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, forcing 200K to evacuate and burning over 140K acres; on Dec. 5 the
Thomas Fire in Ventura County begins, forcing 50K to evacuate and becoming the largest wildfire of the 2017 Calif. wildfire season.
On Dec. 5 the U.S. Senate votes 62-37 to confirm Gen. John Kelly's deputy
Kirstjen Michele Nielsen (1972-) as the dir. of the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHA).
On Dec. 5 Saudi coalition warplanes attack the pres. palace in
Sana'a, Yemen, killing Ali Abdullah Saleh.
On Dec. 5 after being summoned to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia last month by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and resigning, Lebanese PM Saad Hariri suddenly
rescinds his resignation.
On Dec. 5 British police announce
the arrest of British Muslims Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman and Mohammed Aqib Imran for plotting to bomb Downing St. and murder British PM Theresa May.
On Dec. 5 the U.S. House unanimously passes the U.S. Taylor Force Act,
sponsored by U.S. Reps. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) and Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), calling on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to stop their practice of paying convicted terrorists
and their families or else lose U.S. funding.
On Dec. 5 Hadrian's Wall and the Great Wall of China announce
the signing of the Wall to Wall Collaboration Agreement.
On Dec. 6 (70 years 7 days after the U.N. vote to create Israel on Nov. 29, 1947) (3 days shy of the centenary of the British conquest of Jerusalem from the Ottomans)
after signing the semi-annual waiver of the 1995 U.S. Jerusalem Embassy Act on Dec. 4, despite dire warnings from Muslim and Euro leaders incl.
the EU, U.K., Egypt, Abdullah II of Jordan,
Saudi King Salman,
who calls it "a flagrant provocation of Muslims all over the world", Hamas,
which threatens to "open the gates of Hell", and
Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey,
who calls it a "grave mistake", and warns "Jerusalem is our red line", Pres. Trump
that the U.S. is recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and that he ordering the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to move there, keeping a campaign promise no matter how much flak results;
wasting no time, on Dec. 6 Hamas issues a call
for a Day of Rage on Dec. 8, which incl. protests in Indonesia and Malaysia.
On Dec. 6 the parliament of Bulgaria
passes a law criminalizing the promotion of radical Islam incl. advocating religious violence, Sharia, or a caliphate.
On Dec. 7 after eight separate sexual harassment allegations surface, and at least half of his colleagues turn on him incl. 16 female senators, U.S. Dem. Sen. Al Franken
resigns, claiming to be an innocent martyr.
On Dec. 7 acting Dept. of Homeland Security Elaine Duke testifies before Congress, uttering the
"The primary international terror threat facing our country is from global jihadist groups. However, the department is also focused on the threat of domestic terrorism.
Ideologically-motivated violence here in the United States is a danger to our nation, our people, and our values."
On Dec. 7/8 (night) a rare snowstorm in Houston, Tex.
also blankets S Tex.
On Dec. 11 Russian pres. Vladimir Putin makes a suprise visit to Syria, and
the immediate withdrawal of Russian forces.
On Dec. 11 (7:20 a.m. local time) after posing the message "#Trump You Failed to Protect Your Nation" on Facebook,
27-y.-o. ISIS-inspired Bangladeshi citizen Akayed Ullah (1990-) detonates a homemade IED pipe bomb strapped to his body near
Times Square in New York City,
but it misfires, badly injuring him but only causing minor injuries to three bystanders; he arrived via chain migration, causing Pres. Trump on Dec. 12 to
call for an end to the diversity lottery program and chain migration.
On Dec. 11 Pres. Trump signs an executive order
to NASA to prepare a return to the Moon for the first time since 1972, followed by Mars, with the soundbyte: "We're dreaming big."
On Dec. 12 U.S. nat. security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster issues the
that Russia has been waging "campaigns of subversion" against the U.S., and announces that Pres. Trump will unveil his first formal Nat. Security Strategy on Dec. 18.
On Dec. 14 Bermuda
bans same-sex marriage 6 mo. after its supreme court approved them.
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