Saturday, January 6, 2018

Highlights from His Life and Career


Stephen Kevin Bannon was born on November 27, 1953, in Norfolk, Virginia. … His father worked as an AT&T telephone lineman, later in middle management. His working class, Irish Catholic family was pro-Kennedy, pro-union Democrat. Bannon attended Benedictine College Preparatory, a private, Catholic, military high school in Richmond, Virginia graduating in 1971.

Bannon then attended Virginia Tech and served as the president of the student government association. During the summers, he took a job working at a local junk yard –– a job  so dirty and demanding he had to wash himself off wth the garden hose before his mother would permit him to reenter the house..  

He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in urban planning. In 1983, he earned a master's degree in national security studies from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. In 1985, Bannon earned a Master of Business Administration degree –– with honors –– from Harvard Business School.


Bannon was an officer in the United States Navy for seven years in the late 1970s and early 1980s, serving on the destroyer USS Paul F. Foster as a surface warfare officer in the Pacific Fleet and, afterwards stateside as a special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon.

Bannon's job at the Pentagon was, among other things, handling messages between senior officers and writing reports about the state of the Navy fleet worldwide. While at the Pentagon, Bannon attended Georgetown University at night and obtained his master's degree in national security studies.

In 1980, Bannon was deployed to the Persian Gulf to assist with Operation Eagle Claw during the Iran hostage crisis. The failure of the mission marked a turning point in his political world-view from largely apolitical to strongly Reaganite, which was further reinforced by the September 11 attacks. 

Bannon has stated that, "I wasn’t political until I got into the service and saw how badly Jimmy Carter fucked things up. I became a huge Reagan admirer. Still am. But what turned me against the whole establishment was coming back from running companies in Asia in 2008 and seeing that Bush had fucked up as badly as Carter. The whole country was a disaster.”

Upon his departure Bannon ranked as a lieutenant (O-3).


After his military service, Bannon worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department. In 1987, Bannon relocated from New York to Los Angeles, to assist Goldman to expand their presence in the entertainment industry.  He stayed at this position … for two years, leaving with the title of vice president. 

In 1990, Bannon and several colleagues from Goldman Sachs launched Bannon & Co., a boutique investment bank specializing in media. In one of Bannon & Co.'s transactions, the firm represented Westinghouse Electric which wanted to sell Castle Rock Entertainment. Bannon negotiated a sale of Castle Rock to CNN, which was owned by Ted Turner at the time. Instead of a full adviser’s fee, Bannon & Co. accepted a financial stake in five television shows, including Seinfeld, which was in its third season. Bannon still receives cash residuals each time Seinfeld is aired. Société Générale purchased Bannon & Co. in 1998.


In 1993, while still managing Bannon & Co., Bannon became acting director of the Earth-science research project Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona. Under Bannon, the closed-system experiment project shifted emphasis from researching human space exploration and colonization toward the scientific study of earth's environment, pollution and climate change. He left the project in 1995.


In the 1990s, Bannon … became an executive producer in the Hollywood film and media industry. Bannon produced 18 films, from the 1991 Sean Penn drama The Indian Runner to Julie Taymor's 1999 film Titus. Bannon became a partner with entertainment industry executive Jeff Kwatinetz at film and television management company The Firm, Inc. 2002–2003.

In 2004, Bannon made a documentary about Ronald Reagan titled In the Face of Evil. Through the making and screening of this film, Bannon was introduced to Reagan's War author Peter Schweizer and publisher Andrew Breitbart, who would later describe him as the Leni Riefenstahl of the Tea Party movement. He was involved in the financing and production of a number of films, including Fire from the Heartland: The Awakening of the Conservative Woman, The Undefeated, and Occupy Unmasked.

Bannon persuaded Goldman Sachs to invest, in 2006, in a company known as Internet Gaming Entertainment. Following a lawsuit, the company rebranded as Affinity Media and Bannon took over as CEO. From 2007 through 2011, Bannon was the chair and CEO of Affinity Media.

In 2007, Bannon wrote an eight-page treatment for a new documentary called Destroying the Great Satan: The Rise of Islamic Fascism in America. The outline states that "although driven by the “best intentions,” institutions such as the media, the Jewish community and government agencies were appeasing jihadists aiming to create an Islamic republic.” 

In 2011, Bannon spoke at the "Liberty Restoration Foundation" in Orlando, Florida about the Economic Crisis of 2008, the Troubled Assets Relief Program and their impact in the origins of the Tea Party movement, while also discussing his films Generation Zero and The Undefeated.

Bannon was executive chair and co-founder of the Government Accountability Institute, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, where he helped orchestrate the publication of Breitbart News senior editor-at-large Peter Schweizer's book Clinton Cash, from its founding in 2012 until he left in August 2016. For the years 2012 through 2015, he received between $81,000 and $100,000 each year; the organization reported that he worked an average of 30 hours per week for the organization. He has also worked as vice president of Cambridge Analytica's board, a data-analytics firm owned largely by the Mercer family; the family that is also co-owners of Breitbart News.

In 2015, Bannon was ranked No. 19 on Mediaite's list of the "25 Most Influential in Political News Media 2015".Bannon also hosted a radio show (Breitbart News Daily) on the SiriusXM Patriot satellite radio channel.

Mr. Bannon is a Founding Member 
of the Board of Breitbart News 

~ WIKI on Stephen K Bannon (emended by FT)

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Michel Wolff - If shit had a face ...


  1. What first comes to my mind: opportunist.

    What next comes to my mind: no employer loyalty to speak of. He moves from job to job quite often.

    Not included in the above bio: three marriages, three divorces. None of the marriages lasted more than 3 years. I wonder...alcohol involved.

    Bannon looks like a drunkard to me -- just a hunch, no proof.

    1. I believe you have bought dislike and distrust based amost solely on Mr. Bannon's unkempt physical appearance to your appraisal, AOW.

      Very bright people tend to be eccentric and unwilling to conform to prevalent standards.

      The greatest of all my heroes, Ludwig van Beethoven, would never have passed muster given the standards you apply to Stephen K. Bannon.

      Exceptonally brilliant people are generally hard to live with, make enemies very easily, and have few close friends. This is probably because they tend to be egocentric, driven by a rare degree of passion for their work, have little or no taste or time for frippery, and do not suffer fools gladly,

    2. FT,
      I believe you have bought dislike and distrust based amost solely on Mr. Bannon's unkempt physical appearance to your appraisal, AOW.

      Not solely.

      He changed Breitbart to something no longer considered a good source of information.

      And Bannon's ego is beyond the pale as far as I'm concerned (the same goes for Wolff, BTW).

      You seem to admire Bannon much more than I do. Even though, as I understand the latest developments, Bannon was the source of WH leaks -- the cause of Kelly's showing Bannon the door.

      Trump has turned on Bannon. Do you now not trust Trump's instincts?

    3. When it comes to '"reportage" by ANY member of the ENEMEDIA, –– including FOX, which lost me when it started to give too much air time to Geraldo Rivera and Juan Wlliams, then hired the likes of that cold-eyed, hard-faced female bully Megyn Kelly to badger Donald Trump and those who supported his candidacy –– I categorically DISMISS. 99.44% of what they have to say as spurious, agenda-driven, propagandistic putrefaction.

      I came to understand –– a LOOOOOOONG time ago –– that the MEDIA is the ENEMY of TRUTH, JUSTICE and the AMERICAN WAY.

      Why else would you suppose I started to call them the ENEMEDIA –– a term i coi[ned more than TWENTY-FIVE years ago?

      Whether the rotten games they play are designed to aid and abet our political and philsophical enemies at home and abroad, or simply to enlarge the profitabiity of their obscene enterprise doesn't much matter. Either way they –– or "IT" if you prefer –– function as DETRIMENT to society and to the best interests of Decency, Harmony, Peace and Good Will.

    4. By the way instead of labelling Mr. Bannon unstable, disloyal and self-serving, I would prefer to describe his remarkable career as "meteoric" –– i.e. dynamic, and highly creative, if a bit restive.

      As for being egocentric, try to show me a hard driving, high-achieving person who is not. Even the martyred saints got "high" on their own righteous zeal.

  2. Bannon or Trump, who to believe? A fan of neither it occurs to me that the current Trump/Bannon fallout and Trump's recent scathing attack on Bannon is possibly just smoke and mirror strategy to further distract people from the real issues impacting the nation.

    As noted, a fan if neither but there is little doubt Bannon is the smarter of the two. Given this he is the most dangerous if he chooses to use his intellect and may very well have a lasting influence on the nation. An influence that may eclipse Trump's own.

    The energy surrounding all this is one of a negative nature and in truth does none of us or the nation much good. IMNHO anyway.

    1. Well, I am a fan of BOTH. You've made your negative opinion of President Trump abundantly clear since he first threw his proverbal hat into the ring.

      I make it a firm practice NEVER to allow myself to be influenced by ANY facet of the ENEMEDIA –– including FUX News. Whatever "balloon" they choose to float or whatever "flag' they decide to raise at any given moment, I am DEAD SET AGAINST IT from the git-go.

      I define the ENEMEDIA as the MALIGNANT MERCHANTS of MALICE, MENDACITY, and MALEDICTION. and frankly I pity those who don't.

    2. Actually FreeThinke when Trump first decided to run I was more than willing to give him a look and listen. I saw and I heard with my own very clean ears what HE SAID and HOW HE ACTED. That was enough for me.

      Yes, I will likely continue to view Trump in a negative light. But in 2018 I am trying to avoid negativity. Perhaps the spirit within is moving.

    3. Why must people on the left invariably question the intelligence of the people they hate?

      Trump and Bannon are alike in so many ways, smart, entrepreneurial, unconventional and colossal egos.

      Two such men can work together while fighting the Establishment on a public stage, but settling in at the White House, the two Alpha Dogs are bound to scrap, and the President will always win that one.

      President Trump is always on a hair-trigger, and he trashed Bannon before allowing the dust to settle and determine who really said what.

      I cannot imagine Bannon saying those things in they way they are presented. It looks to me like Wolff is enjoying sowing dissension. He has a reputation for that, often through blatant lies.

      Bannon and President Trump's lasting influence is nothing but positive:

      * Taking care of Americans first
      * Stopping our insane immigration surrender
      * Radical truth-telling: Jerusalem is and always has been the principle city of the Jewish people, for over 3,000 years.

      The economy is booming, unemployment, including African American unemployment, is at a record low. People are working, we are done coddling America's enemies, and the Saudis appear to be reforming. That's a pretty damn good legacy right there.

    4. Wouldn’t you and your ILK just love President Trump to fail!


    5. No, it ain't gonna happen. Trump has taken the straight jacket OFF of the US economy.

    6. Egg-ZACK-Lee, guys!

      Not only has Mr. Trump –– with the help of STEVE BANNON, the Tea Party and the congressional Freedom Caucus –– ripped the straitjacket off our formerly self-strangulatling economic policy, but –– even more importantly –– he has –– with the help of StEVE BANNON and a very few others –– torn the GUTS out of Political-Correctness, which is why the herd of Ballistic Bullshitters better known as the ENEMEDIA is squealing, bellowing and roaring so ferociously ,and so frantically in a last ditch effort to save their precious necks. They KNOW their Time is at Hand at long last. Naturally, they don't like it.

      Does anyone ever accept Humiliation, Defeat and Death with grace and gratitude?

      You know he answer as well as I.

    7. Nothing there that E.M. Forster, Aldous Huxley, George Orwell and other writiers of futuristic, dystopian ascience fiction did not anticipate. The "real world," Alas! has caught up to the dismal prophecies of the visionaries.

      This is what's bound to happen when we abandon God's Holy Word and rely solely on Matter, while denying the very existence of Spirit.

      _______ Alvin Toffler Revisited _______ 

      I used to look on change with dread ––
      No more. Thank God I’ll soon be dead.
      Orwell told what to expect:
      By too much “progress” we’ll be wrecked.
      By rendering ourselves redundant
      Life will cease to be abundant.
      Before our congresscurs have blinked
      We will make ourselves extinct!

      ~ Anne Athema 

  3. Good insight into Steve Bannon. As usual you can tell more about an individual by their actions than their words or what others say about that individual. Trump says that Bannon cried when he fired him, so there must have been a sense of loss that Trump would take that action. Bannon says he was repulsed by the blatant nepotism of the Trump White House.

    Hopefully Trump will get the message that his Presidency will be short lived if he continues on his present path of overly catering to the criminal Synagogue of Satan stationed in Tel Aviv. And making America Great Again will have much to do with how he treats the criminal cabal running the Federal Reserve and the mighty American main street media.

    1. Hi, Waylon.

      Nice to see you here.

      Nepotism? Yes! It could very well be that "Kushner" has functioned as the proverbial nigger in Trump's proverbial woodpile.

      I think you would agree with me that it is a crying shame that no one is able to discuss one of the major sources of much dissension, confusion, inequity, violence, and grief openly without fear of ostracism and possible loss of one's livelihood.

      A close study of the origin and nature of the tremendous power inherent in established TABOOS coud prove beneficial to all mankind, –– if only one were free to conduct such an exercise freely and honestly, –– n'est-ce-pas?

  4. Don John Dwugucki said

    Some have said Steve Bannon's appearance is unsightly and unseemly –– to put it more politely than they –– but when seen in difrec contrast to the frankly hideous features of the ignoble fabulist Michael Wolff, Mr. Bannon's countenance looks sweet and downright angelic.

    Take a good long look at Wolff.

    Would YOU BUY a USED CAR from THAT man?

    1. Excellent Point! I'd buy a used car from neither.

    2. Obviously, Les, on the evidence presented in your long-term performance in the blogophere you have serious problems exercising Trust and Commitment with anything other than an odd determination to remain non-committal.

      I, myself, believe in open-mindedness much more than you may imagine, –– but only to a point.

      Sooner or later you –– like Frank Stockton's famous baseborn lover of a princess WILL –– be FORCED to choose either "The Lady" or "The Tiger."

      Most of the time we would fare better with Hobson's Choice than with making no choice at all.

    3. It may seem odd to some FreeThinke but I agree with much of what you said above. With one caveat, I will always reserve the right to support that which I believe to be right. Unfortunately that, more often than not these days, leaves one with having to choose the lesser of two evil. There are few things in this world that are perfect, least of all human beings.

      Never a conformist or a traditionalist I have always sought to understand ideas and concepts in their full context, something that is not easy to accomplish. My admiration for Rand always rested on her argument for rational self interest and her fierce individualism. But that does not mean I agree with 100% of here positions. Rand BTW was not a Libertarian or a Republican, nor a Democrat, something else I admired about her.

      If considering many political and philosophical viewpoints and choosing to accept whit one believes proper and right is a crime I plead guilty FreeThinke.

      I know you agree true liberty gives ALL the RIGHT to argue their beliefs as well as to live their lives as they determine to be right for them. Of course this means within the laws of the land. We both know laws are constructs designed to control people living within a given society, don't we FreeThinke.

      Yes FreeThinke you are right, choices must ultimately be made. I've made my choice(s). If ever forced to to defend my right and liberty to make choices of my choosing I shall pick the side that best insures this.

      It is unfortunate that political and philosophical differences end up in creating so much rancor between people.

    4. PS - I've learned to trust those that demonstrate they can be trusted FreeThinke. I used to be an idealist trusting in the goodness of everyone simply by virtue of them being human. Getting burnt becomes common, especially when ones eyes are wide shut.

      It is easy to become a cynic in these times and being a contrarian sometimes just seems natural as a result.

      But the spirit within moves in mysterious ways :)

      We have fully entered the Age of Aquarius.

    5. By the way, SilverFiddle, it has been my impression that people on the Right question the sanity of those in the Left as much or more than leftists do –– at least here on the battlefields of Blogistan –– or don't you agree?

      I do understand very well, however, that the practice either originated or became highly accelerated in the Stalinist gulag better known as the U.S.S.R. and Mao Tse Dung's Red China.

      State-run Show Trials targeting Intellectuals, the Priesthood and formerly prominent leaders of ancien regimes have been a common occurrence in most dictatorships throughout history. Remember the mass machine-gunning of dissidents in the public arena staged by Fidel Castro and the brutality of Che Guevara.

      Finding "good excuses" or a plausible rationale to MURDER as many potential opponents as possible has been the standard operating procedure of despots since time immemorial.

      "WE" are not quite so crude and boorish today. Instead, "WE" encourage the treacherous PROFESSORIAT and Unionized Public "Educators" to stifle, maim, strangle or poison TRUTH with Sophistry, –– and the ENEMEDIA to destroy or cripple those who oppose those in power through the fine art of brazen and persistent CALUMNY, CASTIGATION, CHASTISEMENT and CHARACTER ASSASSINATION.

      Not for naught has it been said "The pen is mightier than the sword."

  5. FT, I do agree with you about the fear factor imposed on those who would openly be so brazen as to speak the truth about the power of the barons of the press that have a jack boot implanted on the throats of the ink stained wretches who would openly criticize this crime.

    1. Thank you, Waylon. I have always appreciated your all-too-rare understandng of this fearful phenomenon that has held virtually the entire free world in thrall since the end of WWII –– and possibly long before that.

  6. I'll give Michael Wolff one thing, he's great at making a buck off of Trump impeachment porn.

    1. Mme. Hortense of the Hotbox said

      Always a characteristic notably attribuable to The Chosen who tend to be past masters at plowing their fields with the heifers of others.

  7. Silverfiddle, why must the "right" accuse the "left" of hate constantly and indiscriminately? Makes no sense to me. Neither does the reverse..

    1. People on the left clearly declare their hatred for Donald Trump and most people to their right. I take them at their word.

    2. Interesting take Silverfiddle. I know many people on the "left" and have not heard but a very few use the word hate to describe their feelings about Trump. Must be I am exposed only to the rational left.

      But I do recall many on the "right" express hatred towards Obama. Especially the overtly racist weblogs. Notice I did not generalize and and imply ALL.

    3. RNUSA: Take a look at that Leftwing Extremist blog you comment at all the time. It is a festering sewer of ALL TRUMP HATRED ALL THE TIME! #MAGA! You sniveling socialist!

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    5. Please, Dick, let's try to do our best to avoid named-calling. I agree with the logic of your initial statement, but the insult at the end was gratuitous.and serves only to WEAKEN the excellent point you were trying to make.

  8. On rereading the article above I noted this:

    "In 2007, Bannon wrote an eight-page treatment for a new documentary called Destroying the Great Satan: The Rise of Islamic Fascism in America. The outline states that "although driven by the “best intentions,” institutions such as the media, the Jewish community and government agencies were appeasing jihadists aiming to create an Islamic republic.”

    Now I can see that this position would not exactly be endearing to the tribe that has infiltrated the office of the President of the United States of America. Is it possible that Trump has become a hostage and slave to the global intentions of this ugly cabal?

    1. Waylon,
      You mentioned:

      In 2007, Bannon wrote an eight-page treatment for a new documentary called Destroying the Great Satan: The Rise of Islamic Fascism in America.

      Did that documentary ever get produced?

    2. Waylon,
      That information is the most I could find, too. Apparently, the documentary was never made.

    3. Waylon, if your repprt is, indeed, factual (one can never be sure these days) it gives a very clear indication that Mr. Bannon is on the Side of the Angels. };^)>

      Like Donald J. Trump, himself, Mr. Stephen K. Bannon invites trouble because of his highly-colored, no-holds-barred, blatantly theatrical rhetorical style. I like both these gentlemen enormously, because I am given to using the same sort of perpetually hyperbolic mode of expression, myself.

      The facts and Figures crowed tend to be dry as dust, and more boring than an endless supply of canapes consisting of Cheese Whiz in a Ritz at a cockail party.

    4. "Although driven by the “best intentions,” the outline says, institutions such as the media, the Jewish community and government agencies were appeasing jihadists aiming to create an Islamic republic."

      This citation from the Washington Post article likely wouldn't fall on Jewish ears kindly "appeasing jihadists". And that may well be why the first family was able to oust him from the inner sanctum.

      I see a lot of issues with Trump's appointments.

      Does any country on the planet interfere more with American elections than Israel? Is there another country on the planet that interferes in the affairs of other counties than the United States?

      ...and it's all driven by this one world global government mania that has driven the country through all the death and destruction of all the wars it has engaged in.

  9. Sick and tired of Pussy Hat Wearing Libs.January 6, 2018 at 2:55 PM

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  10. FT,
    I understand from the above that you're a fan of both Bannon and Trump.

    It looks to me as if you're going to have to choose one or the other -- unless, of course, things drastically change.

    Whatever Bannon's views of Trump and his family, he shouldn't have shot off his mouth to the likes of Michael Wolff. But I suppose there is always the possibility that Bannon didn't say a word to Wolff.

    1. I've had both friends and family members I love verym uch who cannot stand one another, AOW.

      Believe it or not some of my very dearest friends are Democrats. Out of consideration we just avoid talking politics. There ARE other things that matter TOO you know. ;-)

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  13. I'm mixed on this situation. During the campaign I was quite happy with Bannons contribution towards getting Trump elected. Now it's reported that Bannon gave the WH access to Wolff. If that's a fact both Bannon and Reince Preibus who as chief of staff should have nixed that in the bud should be shot.

  14. Bannon certainly helped getting Trump elected but if it was him who gave WH access to Wolff as has been reported then thats a horse of a different color. Reince Preibus was chief of staff at the time and he should have put the kybosh on Wolff even getting through the front door.

    1. I'd agree, Rusy, but I doubt very much if this slimeball Wolff had as much 'access' as he –– and his colleagues in the ENEMEDIA –– want us to

      The ENEMEDIA play no game other than DIRTY POOL.

      This thoroughly ignoble Wolff is well known to be both a muckraker and a "fabulist" –– a dealer in. FILTH and DECEIT.

      IF his so-called book succeeds as predicted, it proves nothing except the foolishness, gullibiliy and fundmentally negative orientation of the great American Public.

      I see ithis same morbid appetite for incessant scandal right here even among our conservative friends –– this obscene eagerness to HATE coupled with a pathetically fragile reluctance to SUPPORT.

      The ENEMEDIA did not CREATE this disease, but its primary purpose has always been to EXPLOIT it to the fullest.

      Face it: On average people PREFER to HATE than to LOVE.

  15. Boris Stanhope Oglemeister said

    "If shit had a face ..."

    O, FT, you really crack me up. You ought to write a book.

  16. Once again, our betters in the Hollywood Celebrity community will lecture us as to our social and ethical responsibilities...


    1. <];^D§ (That's a CLOWNICON in case you didn't recognize it)

  17. Wolff is a liver-lipped pole smoker. He's packed more fudge than Mrs. See's. Anybody can't see that is blind.

    1. Who the hell is "Mrs. Sees?"

      Please don't use "IN" jargon, code terms, acronyms, initials and mysterious nicknames when you post here.

      Just assume we are too unsophisticated –– and possibly too stupid –– to understand what you are trying to say, and you should be all right.

      Ourn primary purpose here is to communicate clearly and intelligetly –– not create baffling ciphers that demand te expenditure of a lot of unnecessary time and effort to decode.

      In other words, please don't hesitate to call a SPADE a SPADE.

      Thank you!

    2. Mrs Sees is a popular west coast candy manufacturer.

    3. AHA! But who could have known outside the region?

      Anyway, thanks for the clarification. It's much appreciated.


    4. The Marquess of QueensberryJanuary 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM

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    5. Nwo you know "why" Wienie was called a "West-Coaster". I'm originally a California boy. ;P

    6. Had you mentioned "Carvel" or "Nathans", I would have called you a New Yorker!

    7. Wolff has put sucked down more foot longs than Joey Chestnut!

  18. Apparently, Bannon has now apologized? Dated today:

    Battered by the backlash from Michael Wolff's book, Steve Bannon is trying to make amends with the Trump family, providing a statement to Axios that expresses "regret" to President Trump and praises his son, Donald Trump Jr.

    "Donald Trump, Jr. is both a patriot and a good man. He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around."

    "My support is also unwavering for the president and his agenda — as I have shown daily in my national radio broadcasts, on the pages of Breitbart News and in speeches and appearances from Tokyo and Hong Kong to Arizona and Alabama."

    "President Trump was the only candidate that could have taken on and defeated the Clinton apparatus. I am the only person to date to conduct a global effort to preach the message of Trump and Trumpism; and remain ready to stand in the breech for this president's efforts to make America great again."

    "My comments about the meeting with Russian nationals came from my life experiences as a Naval officer stationed aboard a destroyer whose main mission was to hunt Soviet submarines to my time at the Pentagon during the Reagan years when our focus was the defeat of 'the evil empire' and to making films about Reagan's war against the Soviets and Hillary Clinton's involvement in selling uranium to them."

    "My comments were aimed at Paul Manafort, a seasoned campaign professional with experience and knowledge of how the Russians operate. He should have known they are duplicitous, cunning and not our friends. To reiterate, those comments were not aimed at Don Jr."

    "Everything I have to say about the ridiculous nature of the Russian 'collusion' investigation I said on my 60 Minutes interview. There was no collusion and the investigation is a witch hunt."

    "I regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don Jr has diverted attention from the president's historical accomplishments in the first year of his presidency."...

    Is this for real?

    1. I think so, AOW, but one can never be sure about ANYTHING –– bad OR good –– reported in the ENEMEDIA.

      I do know THIS, however, if everything I have ever said in a fit of pique or passion to my family, a group of friends or to a confidante were recorded and shared with John Q. Publick, I'd be in deep deep Doo Doo –– and so would 99.44% of everyone ELSE.

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    1. Edgar Alonzo Phoe said

      Quoth the jackal, "Evermore."

  20. If the Clinton's don't go to prison after THIS investigation then it is a fact that there is no longer fair/equal justice in the US and a revolution to wipe out the Deep State would be justified. This whole pile of shit goes all of the way back to the top, Obama, Hillary, and minions like Lynch and Holder

    1. Actually, the application of the law has never been equal OR fair in the USA. It does make for a nice pleasant narrative however. At least for some.

    2. The law's much "fairer" in Scotland, where Count Dankula is on trial for teaching his pug how to do a Nazi salute.

    3. Alessandro Butterballs said

      To WHOM would she be far, Inspector? THAT is the question.

  21. The Registered Nurses' Male LoverJanuary 7, 2018 at 5:19 PM

    I tend to agree that If the Clinton's don't go to prison after THIS investigation then it is a fact that there is no longer fair/equal justice in the US and a revolution to wipe out the Deep State would be justified. This whole pile of shit goes all of the way back to the top, Obama, Hillary, and minions like Lynch and Holder

  22. A young American woman is dead, KILLED by an illegal who was deported 5 times previously and who liberals were protecting from being deported again. The guy gets a slap on the wrist and is free to kill another American. Yes this IS how sick liberals are.

  23. Aquaregia Diabalogna said

    The leftists lie about "what Bannon said" and somehow conservatives are suddenly believers in what the NYT, LAT, ABCNBCCBSPBSMSNBC liars say.

    Why are people so gullible? They are just like Dan Rather.

    Bannon has said he never said much of this and that what he said about Manafort was transferred by the lying media to Trump Jr. Bannon has reiterated that he fully supports Trump and his policies and that Trump Jr. is a patriot. Bannon said NONE of these antiTrump things on video or tape, so it is just what the lying media claim. Yet, many believe a book author and the lying Enemedia over an ally.

    Personally, I´ll believe Bannon over all of the Enemedia. They are proven liars and Bannon has fought well and long for what I believe in. I know which I believe.

    If the Enemedia reports tomorrow that Pence actually hates Trump, who will believe it? And who will continue to believe when Pence denies it?

    1. Apparently, Trumpo believed it. He took time out from watching the Gorilla Channel to flame Bannon within an inch of his life!

    2. Alessandro Butterballs said

      DID he? How do you know? Did YOU hear him put down Bannon, yourself? 0r are you just another one of the army of mind-numbed pawns who follow the media wherever it tells you to go?

  24. Disparagus Hollandaiser said

    There are so many bigger fish to fry than Steve Bannon--

    How about directing that invective to the REAL people trying to defeat the TRUMP wave?

    The demonrat/socialists and the media that drives their agenda carrying the water for them to protect them are just revving up to bring down our republic.

    Let´s get behind the President and leave the other issues behind. It's not fair to expect him to continue going it alone––––not that he can't.

    The RINO ´gang of 8" is working to get amensty BEFORE a Wall is built. This WALL must be built before ANYTHING ELSE needs to be discussed.

    The media is busy creating "shiny objects´ and getting the Wave off topic defending against every petty attack.

    Get that big, beautiful wall built--drag that "gang of 8" on board and don´t get off message with all this talk of AMNESTY

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  26. Is old Marty still having a holiday?

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  28. And Oprah just Loves Bread!....LMAO

  29. I think it's hilarious the way people are fawning over Oprah Winfrey thinking she should / is going to run for president simply because she gives one speech at an event with a bunch of self serving lefty elitists

  30. The only reason they want Oprah Winfrey to run for President is to play the race card again. People are you sick and tired of that race card crap?

    1. Whether you like it or not, Oprah Winfrey hapopens to be one of the most gifted entrepreneurs in the free world and a MAJOR Poster Child for the virtue and blessings of CAPITALISM.

      That she achieved this while pretending to DENY and DENIGRATE the very system that made her great wealth and fame possible is one of the funiest and most remarkable ironies in the history of American cultural and economic development.

  31. Bannon got kicked out of Breitbart!

    1. Chalk up another stellar victory for the Forces of Darkness aka THE ENEMEDIA.

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  32. Oprah Winfrey is an unlikely candidate. However, given her business savvy and great success (she's a winner), as well as popularity she is no less unlikely than Trump was 2 years ago.

    Running Oprah would not be playing the race card.

    Bannon out on his ear @ Breitbart. Does that mean the organization is looking for someone to head them up who will give them greater legitimacy and credibility as a news source?

    1. If its gotta be a female Hollywood star, Roseanne Barr gets my vote.

      She understands the issues and can discuss them intelligently, she is an independent thinker unafraid to break from the herd, and she is libertarian on many issues.

    2. Running Oprah would NOT be playing the race card? What parallel but illogical universe are YOU from?

    3. Well Thersites, it is not the planet you live on I guess.

  33. The Professor daisy that running a RACIST. Would not be Playing the Race Card!. Well Bless his Stupid little Dumb and demented heart.
    Some idiots just can’t put 2 and 2 together!

  34. Louis-Philippe TalleywhackerJanuary 10, 2018 at 9:26 AM

    Steve Bannon is a man of great accomplishments, but also possessed of an outsize ego that often accompanies such accomplishments.

    Steve Bannon was in it for Steve Bannon. There was only enough oxygen in the room for one star. If you pretend to be the power behind the throne, then you must remain behind the throne.

  35. The Real Dave MillerJanuary 10, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    That was quite a display that the President put on yesterday, you just got to hand it to him. Even the press said that it was “Brilliant” , and “unprecedented”. Meeting with both sides, and having the cameras is live! It was a great way to work out a compromise.
    Especially after 8 years of "my way, or no way"
    So let’s have that transparency that Obama spoke so highly of but never implemented!

    It was high time to dump Barack Obama's executive orders that were found to be unlawful in the first place, so all Donald Trump did was retract a flawed Executive Order that he 9th circuit loons held up. It’s true that the loons tied his hands because they are still judges. However I blame the RINOs who approved these judges as much as Obama and the Democrats who nominated them. Any Republican who voted to confirm these loons is just guilty of treason.
    Let’s hear the Democrats defend their insistence that our borders remain open to all comers and chain migration continue in order to ensure generations of future Dem voters. Especially after the two terrorist events of the past few months
    Let’s hear them insist, again, that if you give them what they want now they’ll work with you later on what you want. What we want is to Build that Wall.
    The presidents move was brilliant to show the American people he is not the raving lunatic bully as he is painted to be in Wolff’s phony book.

    This is why he televised the immigration meeting, it was a brilliant move! Had Shumer and Pelousi showed up for their sit down he would have made them look like the fools they are.
    Now it is confirmed by the Democrats themselves that the depraved jackals are trying to sell the American Way down the river for power....for the chance to turn the greatest country in the history of mankind into Mexico North, another third world country for POWER. We’ve all known this for a long time now....but for some odd reason it’s actually kind of bizarre to finally hear it from the horses mouth.
    I never thought I’d see it happen in my lifetime.

    And on another note, to add to the craziness, crazy Kamala Harris and that wack-job Cory Booker were appointed to Senate Judiciary Committee
    Nice move, if you want a incoherent, irrational, and unhinged two-some in that position. OK, combine my opinion of those two along with my detest for Oprah, and it’s time for the Libs to call me a”Racist” again.
    That should tell you exactly the direction the DNC is going, and that means the Republicans will continue to be in power for the next 50 years.

  36. Oprah is a nigger.

  37. The Professor daisy that running a RACIST. Would not be Playing the Race Card!. Well Bless his Stupid little Dumb and demented heart.
    Some idiots just can’t put 2 and 2 together!
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