DONALD TRUMP (SPEECH)
DAVID CLARKE (SPEECH / DISCUSSION ON NATIONAL SECURITY)
TED CRUZ AND MARK LEVIN (DISCUSSION ON THE CONSTITUTION)
NIGEL FARAGE (SPEECH)
KELLYANNE CONWAY (DISCUSSION ON WOMEN AND TRUMP)
JEANINE PIRRO (SPEECH)
STEVE BANNON AND REINCE PRIEBUS (DISCUSSION ON TRUMP AGENDA)
MIKE PENCE (SPEECH)
Sen. Lindsey Graham will propose a measure to pull US funding for the United Nations unless the UN Security Council repeals the resolution it passed condemning Israeli settlements.“It’s that important to me,” he told CNN. “This is a road we haven’t gone down before. If you can’t show the American people that international organizations can be more responsible, there is going to be a break. And I am going to lead that break.”“I will do everything in my power, working with the new administration and Congress, to leave no doubt about where America stands when it comes to the peace process and where we stand with the only true democracy in the Middle East, Israel,” Graham added. He later told CNN’s Dana Bash that US funding accounts for 22% of the UN’s budget.
3:30 PM – Houston vs San Diego State
9:00 PM – Oklahoma State vs Colorado
2:00 PM – Stanford vs North Carolina
8:00 PM – Michigan vs Florida State
11:00 AM – LSU vs Louisville
3:00 PM – Washington vs Alabama
7:00 PM – Ohio State vs Clemson
1:00 PM – Western Michigan vs Wisconsin
5:00 PM – USC vs Penn State
8:30 PM – Auburn vs Oklahoma
8:30 PM – Washington or Alabama
vs. Ohio State or Clemson
So here’s the thing, I don’t like the way college football teams are selected for inclusion in the NCAA “playoffs”.
You probably noticed that I put the word playoffs in quotes there. That’s because I consider picking only four Division I-A teams out of a pool of 128 to be an insult to the very idea of a playoff system. In my opinion, there ought to be 12 teams in the mix at a bare minimum, but that’s a rant for another day.
And so, putting aside my utter contempt for the current playoff scheme, let’s suppose that it actually does have some merit, and that the participants thereof are representative of the best the NCAA has to offer. With that assumption in mind, can someone please explain to me in clear and rational terms why one of the ONLY-TWO undefeated teams in the division has been excluded from the playoffs?
I mean, if being PERFECT isn’t good enough to get you a seat at the table, how exactly are teams like the WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS (13-0) incentivized to achieve such a record in the future?
What, they get to play in some pointless, participation-trophy bowl game like dozens of other teams that DIDN’T distinguish themselves at all?
*Best Church Lady voice* Well isn’t that special?
I guess it’s okay to treat Western Michigan like Fredo Corleone because the NCAA chose not to challenge that team with the caliber of opponents that the Alabama Crimson Tide faced this season, correct? It’s just one big ‘FUCK YOU’ from the start, and if you don’t like it, then all you Broncos fans can go pound sand, right?
Tell me, National Collegiate Athletic Association, what did you require of WMU at the beginning of this season which might have possibly allowed them to become a playoff team? Did they need to win every game by 25 points (on average) instead of only 24? Please proclaim your MAGIC NUMBER so I can slink off to my quiet corner of the world, safe in the knowledge that I’ve finally been set straight by the gods of college sports.
By Edward L. Daley
Lieutenant General Michael Flynn has emerged as Donald Trump’s leading candidate for national security adviser, according to people familiar with the president-elect’s transition planning.
Flynn, who ran the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) from 2012 to 2014 and served as a top intelligence adviser to General Stanley McChrystal in Iraq, advised Trump on foreign policy throughout the course of the presidential campaign. He was at one time rumored to be on Trump’s vice-presidential shortlist, and remains one of the only high-ranking national-security officials to have publicly aligned himself with Trump.
Like the president-elect, Flynn, a self-described “maverick” and longtime Democrat, shares a penchant for unvarnished straight talk that has earned him praise from some and condemnation from others. In his book The Field of Fight (2016), co-authored with the historian and former Reagan-administration official Michael Ledeen, Flynn writes that he is “not a devotee of so-called political correctness.” He describes being fired from the DIA a year before his tenure was up for pushing back against “censors” in the Obama administration who objected to his declaring publicly that the U.S. was losing ground to terrorist forces abroad.
Since the national security adviser does not require Senate confirmation, appointing Flynn to the post would avoid a public confirmation hearing where some of his more controversial statements could stall or upend his entry into the administration. And that may be a plus for a transition team that has continued to face resistance from much of the Republican foreign-policy establishment as it works to fill out senior-level cabinet positions…
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Lt. General Michael T. Flynn spent more than 33 years in Army intelligence, working closely with Generals Stanley McChrystal and David Petraeus, Admiral Mike Mullen, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and other policy, defense and intelligence community, and war-fighting leaders. From coordinating on-the-ground operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, to building reliable intelligence networks, to preparing strategic plans for fighting terrorism, Flynn has been a firsthand witness to government screw-ups, smokescreens, and censored information that our leaders don’t want us to know. A year before he was scheduled to retire, Flynn was sacked as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency for, among other things, telling a Congressional Committee that the American people are in more danger than we were just a few years ago.