Traditional art lovers started hearing the name Jon McNaughton a lot more often in 2019, after his cheeky painting of President Trump “Crossing the Swamp” went viral on Twitter. It portrays Trump in a boat, navigating an allegorical swamp (Washington D.C.) in a tongue-in-cheek homage to the painting of “George Washington Crossing the Delaware,” which hangs in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.“That one really hit a nerve,” McNaughton jokingly told The Epoch Times in a Zoom call, adding that those kinds of paintings get him noticed the most.
As the Democrats continue unimpeded in their quest to fundamentally transform the United States, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has run into an unexpected roadblock. A Democratic senator has said “no way” to the party’s dream of eliminating the filibuster — and it’s not Joe Manchin.A representative of Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema told The Washington Post’s White House reporter, Seung Min Kim, that
“Kyrsten is against eliminating the filibuster, and she is not open to changing her mind about eliminating the filibuster.”She sounds pretty clear about that, doesn’t she?
Former President Donald Trump issued his first endorsement since leaving office on Jan. 20, backing his former press secretary Sarah Sanders in her race for governor of Arkansas.Trump endorsed Sanders in a statement released on Monday night, the same day that Sanders announced her long-anticipated run for office.“Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a warrior who will always fight for the people of Arkansas and do what is right, not what is politically correct. Sarah is strong on Borders, tough on Crime, and fully supports the Second Amendment and our great law enforcement officers,” Trump wrote in a statement. “She loves our Military and Veterans – and her home state of Arkansas.
Sarah will be a GREAT governor and she has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
He said he was stunned by the FBI’s reaction to his father when first offered the laptop contents in September 2019.”He had the copy of the drive as well as the copy of the signed authorization,” Isaac said of his father.
“So that if there was a legal question on how this was obtained, here’s a document that proves it. And the FBI agent that he spoke to refused to give his name and then said you better lawyer up and get out of my office.
“Isaac said a month or so later, an FBI agent from Delaware who specialized in child exploitation crimes approached him, eventually seizing the laptop with a grand jury subpoena. But even then, Isaac said, the FBI seemed disinterested in the laptop contents.”They really didn’t show an interest in any of the money,” he said.
“They were more interested in why I was afraid, and not necessarily what was on the on the drive.”
The first openly gay cabinet member got little to no recognition from the mainstream media because he worked for a Republican administration. After all, the MSM works as the public relations branch of the Democrat Party.What Richard Grenell said on Monday, though, will have every liberal in the media listening intently.#Trump2024
#AceNewsReport – Jan.26: ABC 7 / Chicago Sun-Times reports the first fatal shooting at 5:45 p.m., when a 30-year-old in a vehicle “in the 8900-block of South Racine Avenue” was shot in a drive-by incident and fatally wounded. He died approximately two hours later:
Source: (CHICAGO, Illinois.) JUST IN: At least 23 people were shot, six fatally, over the weekend in incidents that varied from ‘ drive-by-shootings to arguments leading to shots being fired in the streets #AceNewsDesk report. | Ace News Services
I studiously avoided any coverage of the “inauguration” last week. I have, after that, done my best to avert my eyes from news. I did see that D.C. was turned into an armed bastion through the deployment of subsequently abused National Guardsmen. Sounds American to me. Right up there with, “Ausweis, bitte!”Today I read a good piece at First Things by Chad Pecknold about Biden’s use of St. Augustine in his address. Pecknold exposes how “Biden’s call to unity is empty rhetoric.”Pecknold explains how Biden misused (missed the point of) a line from City of God about what unifies a commonwealth or people: the common objects of their love. I direct the readership to go read the clear and concise piece over there. It’s really good.Let’s just say that Augustine and Biden have rather different views.For a good commentary on the monumental City of God, you might try Gerard O’Daly.