Sunday, January 29, 2017

Donald Trump puts his top Nazi in his National Security Council and kicks out the actual national security experts.

Courtesy of The Atlantic:

President Trump signed a memorandum late Saturday afternoon that reorganizes the National Security Council (NSC), including Steve Bannon, the former chair of Breitbart Media and his chief strategist and senior counselor, as well as Reince Priebus, his chief of staff, on its principals committee. The decision is unusual because such positions are not normally given to political operatives. Bannon has been among the most controversial of Trump’s advisors, because of his association with the racist and anti-Semitic “Alt-Right.

More from the Washington Post:  

That memo also states that the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will sit on the principals committee only when the issues to be discussed pertain to their “responsibilities and expertise.” In the previous two administrations, both were included as regular attendees. 

The White House thinks the changes will make the NSC more adaptive to modern threats. Trump said the changes would bring “a lot of efficiency and, I think, a lot of additional safety.” 

The changes affirm the ascent of Bannon, the former executive chairman of Breitbart, a conservative website that is popular with white nationalists, who has emerged as Trump’s political consigliere and the keeper of the president’s populist flame. 

Bannon has already been playing a major role in directing Trump’s foreign policy, administration officials say, and joined the president in the Oval Office on Saturday for his calls with Putin and several other world leaders.

So the guy who wants journalists to shut their mouths, made a movie mythologizing Sarah Palin, and ran a hate group disguised as a news outlet, is now sitting on the National Security Council while the DNI is kicked to the curb?

Apparently there is quite literally no end to this nightmare. 


  1. Anonymous11:36 AM

    Time to take up arms against Trump and Company

  2. Anonymous11:45 AM

    --#UnholyTrinity frustrated with POTUS idea to screen visitors for websites they frequent, noting that malicious actors would just lie.

    --POTUS insists that if they don't confess sites, they'll be denied entry. Doesn't seem to recognize that there would be no way to know.

    --Concern is that attempting a measure that is almost impos. to enforce will deepen public anger. POTUS believes people will "love it."

    This is scary shit.

    1. Anonymous12:31 PM

      "When well intended patriots disagree, that's democracy. When POTUS says it's not fact until he approves it, that's tyranny."

    2. Anonymous1:26 PM

      I have always supported our hard-working cab drivers.

    3. Becky Baker1:49 PM

      I tead yesterday on Wikipedia that Reince Priebus's mother was born in Sudan. Hmmm, seems as though she shouldn't have been allowed in our country according to her son's boss. What a freaking hypocrite that whole administration is!

    4. Anonymous1:56 PM

      I am still skeptical about this W.H. leaker.

      Bannon could be writing this stuff as a smoke screen to distract or to get the “liberals” agitated and make fools of themselves.

      The latest tweets coming from him sound right out of the Nixon White House. The paranoia, “making lists of critics”, “staff is out to get him” etc.

    5. Anonymous2:27 PM

      @1:56 UNKNOWN UNKNOWNs.......

  3. Anonymous11:47 AM

    Why people are deleting Uber from their phones after Trump’s executive order
    #DeleteUber took off on social media on Saturday and Sunday. Here’s why.

    ...Even though the surge pricing announcement came after the scheduled taxi strike, many people on social media took it to suggest that Uber was trying to break up or counteract the strike and acting in support of — or at least trying to profit off — Trump’s “Muslim ban.”

    In response, the Twitter hashtag #DeleteUber quickly took off, with people posting screenshots of them deleting the Uber app from their phones.

  4. Anonymous11:48 AM

    Is there any rumor that you've heard that 5 hours after being declared president, Trump formally filed for reelection in 2020 in order to start taking in donations?

    1. Anonymous12:05 PM

      It is true.

      And he trademarked his re-election slogan.

      Wait for it.

      "Keep America Great!"


    2. Anonymous12:28 PM

    3. Becky Baker1:50 PM

      That isn't a rumor, it's true.

  5. If nothing is done, this country is going to see it's first military coup.

    Because those that recognize the threat and danger of Trump are the military and if no one acts, they eventually will.

    So Republicans are on notice. Do something or something will be done and you may not like the outcome.

    1. In the early 1980's I was on the faculty at the Army's Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Taught a course in national security crisis decision making.

      One of my lesson series covered actions surrounding Nixon's resignation. The resignation was effective at 12:00 noon, EST, August 9, 1974.

      Very little known fact: Twelve hours earlier a message went from the Secretary of Defense through Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, to the operational commands including the 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg NC. Message stated that as of 12:00 noon EST, 9 Aug 74, orders issued by Richard M. Nixon were not to be recognized.

      We came that close.

    2. Anonymous1:05 PM

      If I were Trump/Bannon right now, I would be about to send in the false-flag demonstrators to incite or perform violence. (Used to be called "outside agitators.") Then Trump/Bannon would attempt to impose martial law.

    3. Anonymous1:52 PM

      "President Donald Trump lashed out at Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham for publicly second-guessing his executive order on refugees, calling them "weak on immigration" and "looking to start World War III."

    4. 1:05

      If Trump/Bannon try that Martial Law shit it will be s toss-up whether the House immediately impeaches him or the military takes over in a coup.

      We *are* that close.

      "Disobeying a court order “is a big deal for any government official — federal, state, local, executive, legislative, whatever,” said Abner Greene, a law professor at Fordham University. “Obedience to specific court orders is what keeps us from being a banana republic or fascist dictatorship. That’s a really big deal.”"

  6. Anonymous11:52 AM

    We are in deep doo-doo. These folks are alt-right Nazis.

  7. Anonymous11:56 AM

    Gosh that guy looks dirty, sleazy and creepy.

    1. Anonymous12:23 PM

      He looks like Trump found him rolling in the gutter clutching a paper bag and begging passersby for money.

      Maybe Donnie did!!

  8. Anonymous12:01 PM

    America Rejects Trump With Massive Muslim Ban Protest Outside Of White House

    Reince Priebus Makes It Worse By Defending Trump Omitting Jews From Holocaust Remembrance

    On Meet The Press, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus made the situation worse by expressing no regrets over the Trump administration's decision not to mention Jews in their Holocaust Remembrance Day statement.

    ...Priebus clarified the White House position that the Holocaust was really bad for a lot of people, including Jews, but the Trump administration doesn’t regret leaving Jews out of their statement because you know, the Holocaust was sad and stuff.

    The Chief of Staff’s comments were an example of one of the fatal character flaws of the Trump administration. Instead of saying, ‘we regret not being more specific with our words,’ or something similar, Priebus had to defend the statement from the White House and in the process, made the White House look even worse.

    Democrats Are Getting Ready To Make Republicans Pay For Silence On Trump Muslim Ban

    ...Republicans who don’t speak out about the Muslim ban will now own it with Donald Trump. The good news is that some Republican Senators (Flake, Sasse, McCain, and Graham) have already announced their opposition to the ban. Democrats are confident that they will pick up more Republican support in the coming days.

    Silence is cooperation with Trump’s agenda, and if Republicans don’t speak out, Democrats are going to everything that they can to make them pay a heavy political price.

  9. Anonymous12:04 PM

    Sarah Kendzior Dissects How The Extremists Are Taking Over The White House

  10. Anonymous12:04 PM

    So Goebels now sits on the NSC. Add him to Michael Flynn and 45 and put it simply phone will be constantly ringing g with tips about what they have heard I'm briefings. David axel rod never sat in on meetings.

  11. Anonymous12:08 PM

    Trump Orders Publication of List of Crimes by Undocumented People, Recalling Nazi-Era Practice

  12. Anonymous12:10 PM

    No president cares more about size – so let’s show Trump how many of us oppose him

  13. Anonymous12:12 PM

    Trump Brings Shame to U.S. With Immigration Ban Based on Fear

    ...Most of all, Trump’s ban is shameful for the people who have served us. This ban means every single Syrian or Iraqi soldier that fought against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) with the U.S. coalition (most recently in Mosul) will not be allowed to come to the US. All of the interpreters who worked with U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, taking huge risks working for the “occupier,” will be excluded as well.
    Alienation Narrative

    The real danger of Trump’s extreme vetting plan is that it groups everyone into one category—“radical Islamic terrorist threats”—simply because of their Muslim faith. It means that every Syrian family I interviewed as a consultant for the UN’s Refugee Agency in 2014 will not be allowed to seek safe haven in the US. Yet Christians—who Trump erroneously says had a harder time getting admitted to the U.S. than Muslims—will be given priority. Trump’s 'compassion' extends to Christians in Syria, but it is sharply cut off there.

  14. Anonymous12:14 PM

    First counterterror operation by Trump team - 1 Seal killed and 3 commandos injured, Osprey plane destroyed. Costly?

    1. 30 casualties.

      1 Navy seal
      13 women and children including an 8 year old girl who suffered for 2 hours before dying.

      Funny how they leave out the women and children.

  15. Anonymous12:16 PM

    Just take a look at this unhinged fanatical hate monger. Personal hygiene isn't high on his list. Breitbart is a cesspool of ignorance and hate and this fellow is now the president's trusted advisor? The ignorati have elected a dangerous doofus. When he signs those executive orders and holds them up to display his sharpie signature and his goofy expression you really get a sense of how childish this fellow really is.

  16. Anonymous12:20 PM

    Next. All the housekeepers, maids, groundskeepers, staff at all the resorts around the globe walk out, quit, and sue that bully.

  17. Anonymous12:21 PM

    A list of 20 billionaires that signed on to this on HP.

  18. Anonymous12:23 PM

    Donald John Trump? RESIGN TODAY RESIGN TODAY RESIGN TODAY RESIGN TODAY and take that lousy cabinet in usa history with you. Get out of our white house.

    1. Anonymous1:56 PM

      He'll never resign. He's going to need to be impeached and that sorely needs to occur ASAP! He's a traitor to America!

    2. Anonymous5:35 PM

      Impeached by whom? Republicans own Congress. They are in control. Period. They have to back everything he does or else run the risk of having to admit Trump was unqualified all along. That's not going to happen.

  19. Anonymous12:23 PM

    “talked smack”+"The art of telling another person off, belittling them or calling their momma fat, while in the heat of competition."
    "Fuck THAT bitch!" back at you>

    1. Anonymous2:47 PM

      more spew"Her post was regarding the Muslim ban>
      “Get used to it. @POTUS is a man of action and impact. Promises made, promises kept. Shock to the system. And he’s just getting started.” K. CONway.


  20. Anonymous12:31 PM

    uhhh, definitely a political purge and furthering the push towards totalitarionaism... their rationale doesn't even make sense. How can that committee understand modern threats without the DNI.

    It appears possible that the Russian FSB is to become the eyes and ears of foreign intelligence for trump and cannon and that the intelligence community will only exist to control and suppress US citizens here (FBI) and abroad (CIA). And the JCS for the military is only supposed to do trump and cannon's bidding without question. I once thought this type of thinking would be sensationalist overreaction to trump's election, but no more.

    I thought the US was going to become a scary place, but I couldn't foresee the incredible damage done in only 8 days time. We have now made enemies of the civilized world, including Canada and Mexico.

    1. Anonymous12:55 PM

      damn autocorrect - cannon = way I'm going to dignify that piece of human excrement by capitalizing his last name...the lower case caused Safari's autocorrect to change to cannon (though....he is one in a way :-) )

    2. Anonymous4:35 AM

      Anon at 12:55 pm. My computer tried to give me Gannon instead of Bannon.

    3. Anonymous5:36 AM

      They have taken over Public Radio, with the large multi million $$$ budget too!

  21. Anonymous12:32 PM


  22. Anonymous12:32 PM

    Just got back from Phila. airport. Huge turnout. My favorite chant:
    We're not gonna go away. Trump, welcome to your every day".
    We will be protesting his every move every day.
    This move deserves constant vigilance.

  23. Anonymous12:34 PM

    Maybe it is time to have a word with all the Republican pledge signers. And Donald j trump foundation of shit for brains signers?

  24. Anonymous12:35 PM

    What position did trump give dave miscavige?

  25. During WW II, German cleric Martin Niemoeller wrote:

    "In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
    Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up."
    Martin Niemoeller(1892-1984)

    Today, they are coming for the Muslims. The sonsofbitches will not go another step this time. NOT. ONE. MORE. STEP.

    1. Anonymous1:53 PM

      We ALL need to object and defy them in mass force! Do not stay silent, America and allies!

    2. Anonymous4:34 AM

      Muslims are the first targets; pretty soon it will extend to African Americans, then Native Americans, that Asian Americans and ultimately the rest of us who did not vote for our orange comrade. Finally this administration will have to attack its own supporters because their lives will have become so miserable. The future does not look bright.

  26. WA Skeptic12:52 PM

    Bannon swore an oath when he graduated from Annapolis: to "...defend the constitution from enemies both foreign and domestic.." which obviously includes him. Put his name up next to Flynn, Manafort, and Lewandowski as traitors to our country.

    He needs to pay back the tuition he was gifted by the citizens of the USA.

    And, yeah, at least TRY to look like a functioning adult, Bannon. You know, shower, shave, etc.

    1. Bannon *is* the enemy of the Constitution.

  27. Anonymous1:17 PM

    --Attempts to get POTUS to work on policy failed. Retreats to residence, skulking over McCain/Lindsey announcement and public protests.

    @RoguePOTUSStaff 26m

    1. Anonymous2:04 PM

      pissed off now...

  28. Anonymous1:19 PM

    Bannon is writing the E.O.’s, added green card holders to list of banned (legality??) and now is on the National Security counsel.

    Bannon seems to be doing the president’s job, but I don’t recall him being on the ballot.

    Did anyone vote for him?

    I am very curious about him taking charge and banning green card holders. He is not the president , but I will leave it up to the attorneys to decide whether this was legal or not, maybe his undoing? We can only hope.

    By the way, my father was also naval officer and wants to know when he can join the National Security Counsel.

    1. Anonymous4:31 AM

      Gannon also does not have a clue about what the Constitution says and he, like Trump, has absolutely no idea about how a government should function. We are in some pickle now?

  29. Anonymous1:26 PM

    Protests Against Trump’s Executive Order Don’t Let Up
    Demonstrations were planned in cities across the country.

  30. Anonymous1:28 PM

    Bannon thinks his antics will appeal to Middle America. That's a strange thing for an anarchist to believe.

    So Trump is not the only one mentally ill.

  31. Anonymous1:37 PM

    Bob Dylan>'It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)'

    The Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012

    Dylan, 75, becomes the first musician in the 115-year history of the Nobel to win the prize in literature. He was honored for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." 2016


    1. Anonymous6:00 AM

      Yes. Slow Train is the song today. Word for word.

    2. Anonymous6:03 AM

      Oh and rolling stones allowed this ass to play you cant always get what ya want. I trashed that months ago just because of it. Old vinyl is fun to shoot.

  32. I'm very impressed with Bannon's misshapen bright red nose.
    Clearly, he's a world-class alcoholic. I wonder how many functioning brain cells he has left.

    1. Anonymous6:04 AM

      alcohol, junk and whatever other drugs he needs to wake up daily.

  33. Anonymous1:50 PM

    Lady Liberty weeps at the UN-AMERICAN fascist takeover of the People's White House.


    Contact your senators and reps and let them know they need to Stop. The. Insanity! Pressure works.

    1. Anonymous2:54 PM

      Especially the republicans !!!

  34. Anonymous2:05 PM

    Trying to look at the good side of things, this immigration fiasco has given more exposure to Bannon and his role in the W. H.

    Let's face it how many everyday Americans heard of this guy? well now, his name and background is out there is big red/black letters.

    More people are going to be paying attention.

    Steve Bannon, the Trump adviser who helped craft the "Muslim ban," explained

    ..... Moreover, Bannon’s centralization of authority breeds incompetence

    The incompetence is actually good news for people who believe in visa and refugee policies based on criteria other than—let’s not be coy about this—bigotry and religious discrimination,” Ben Wittes, a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, writes at Lawfare. He continues:

    The President has created a target-rich environment for litigation that will make his policies, I suspect, less effective than they would have been had he subjected his order to vetting one percent as extreme as the vetting to which he proposes to subject refugees from Bashar al-Assad and the bombing raids of Vladimir Putin.

    This points to a basic problem for Bannon. His worldview is so extreme, so isolated from what most people who staff the federal government believe, that he’s nearly alone in attempting to push it. So long as he has Trump’s ear, he’ll have the power to make major policy changes — but nobody can do everything well at once.

    1. Anonymous4:30 AM

      These people were incompetent long before they moved into the White House.

  35. Anonymous2:07 PM

    O/T Old article, another fiasco waiting to happen?

    Trump’s advisors just proposed privatizing Native American reservations for the worst reason possible

    One of the first actions taken by the Donald Trump administration in January may be to privatize Indian reservations for oil drilling.

    According to Reuters, a group of advisors for the Trump transition team is suggesting the President-elect privatize roughly 56 million acres of land currently owned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) — an agency within the Department of the Interior — in order to allow access to the estimated $1.5 trillion in oil and gas reserves. The deposits underneath Native land amounts to approximately 20 percent of all total oil and gas reserves in the United States.

    1. There is also a large swath of Native American land on the border that would prevent the building of his "wall". The only way they could do it would be to TAKE that land.

      If Trump tries to take Native American lands, what further furor will that engender?

      At what point will it tip to impeachment?

      I think Melania is correct to stay in New York. He may be back home by Easter.

    2. Anonymous4:29 AM

      I have wondered when the Trump administration would declare "war" on Native Americans. Trump has never forgiven Native Americans for their casino ownership which has "deprived" him of more income. Haven't they had enough punishment from the USA over the centuries? Do they really need more?

      Won't the billionaires be satisfied with all of the other federal land they're going to expropriate to hasten climate change with their oil and gas drilling? What climate change doesn't swallow up in coastline, earthquakes will swallow up from fracking and over drilling.
      Oh, GOP! What has this country ever done to you that all you care about is destroying it?

  36. Anonymous2:11 PM

    One of the networks also said today that Trump will sit out the security meetings. Pence will handle them.

    1. Anonymous2:48 PM

      But of course. Campaign promise.

    2. Anonymous5:42 AM

      This is because tRump would not understand them He is not too bright. Just wants to be on TV, get lots of camera time, etc.

  37. Anonymous2:38 PM

    Here's a link to the list of senators who have spoken about the Muslim ban and those who stayed silent. It also give addresses and year for reelection.

    10 cats

  38. Anonymous2:53 PM

    All this chaos coming from the guy that told us he could run his company and his business at the same time. He owes Pres. Obama a huge apology!!!

    By the way, when is he going to roll out his jobs plan?

    Jobs for the all “forgotten ones”, will Bannon be the one handing out Black shirts a la Gestapo.

  39. Anonymous2:56 PM

    It is a nightmare and I keep wondering when I’m going to wake up.

  40. Anonymous3:00 PM

    He has cried “wolf” too many times: media’s fault, Obama’s fault, bla bla It isn’t going to work, except with is few supporters.

    White House In Full Defensive Crouch

    Could the White House have been unprepared for the backlash to the "extreme vetting" executive order? It beggars belief, but the tone of this new statement directly from the President is defensive (I do too have "compassion" for the "suffering"), wounded ("This is not about religion"), self-justifying (Obama did the same thing!), lashing ("this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting"), and bewildered (Why doesn't the media recognize my good intentions?).

    Here's the full statement:.............

  41. Anonymous3:09 PM

    Kim Jong drumpfL

  42. Anonymous7:08 PM

    These aholes are spoiling for the end of the world. Wars cost money and they are all in bed with the big businesses that have the goods for war. They dont want peace. May they rot.

  43. Anonymous7:39 PM

    I wish someone would put together a side by side of Dune's Vladimir Harkonnen and Steve Bannon.

  44. Anonymous4:22 AM

    Bannon looks like he doesn't shower or change his clothes very often. He also looks like he drinks a lot. Just the sort of person one wants in an important White House position.


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