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The Breakfast Scramble: 24 November 2016

DavidL's Breakfast ScrambleThe Breakfast Scramble:

Draining the Swamp, media edition:

“So until members of the media come clean about colluding with the Clinton campaign and admit that they knowingly broke every ethical standard they are supposed to uphold, they should not have the privilege, they should not have the responsibility of covering the president on behalf of you, the American people,”

Sean Hannity, Politico [1]

Draining the Swamp, NASA edition:

Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown on “politicized science”, his senior adviser on issues relating to the space agency has said.

Hat tip and reax, David Middleton, Watts Up with That [2]:

The swamp draining can’t begin soon enough. This will be a good start.

Conflating campaign donors with heroes, from Kim Bellware, Puffington Post [3]

For the final time in his presidency, Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor, to 21 recipients at the White House on Tuesday.

Honorees included entertainers Tom Hanks and Diana Ross, philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, architect Frank Gehry, scientist Margaret Hamilton, and athletes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and (a crying) Michael Jordan, whom Obama noted “was more than just an internet meme.”

The honor is awarded to individuals who have made “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors,” the White House said in a statement earlier this month in announcing the nominees.

Reax, MOTUS [4]:

I would be remiss if I didn’t report on the Won’s last Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards show. The last, like the first, was all about Obama:

Dim Won, b/k/a Barack Obama seems to conflating people who pretended to be a hero with real heroes. How sad. Please tell me how producing Saturday Night Live advances the cause of freedom.

Choices, choices, suddenly ‘rats will choice a dirty word, from Red State [5]:

Earlier today, news broke that Donald Trump picked Betsy DeVos to be his Secretary of Education, a position she has accepted. Conservatives who don’t know much about her and are worried about the state of education in the United States can actually breathe easily. DeVos, simply put, is a phenomenal pick.

One of the biggest issues conservatives have been fighting for, an issue we’ve fought for for decades, is school choice.

Choice resulting in dead babies is good.  A choice with not funnel tax payer dollars, via unionized teachers, into democrat campaign coffers is evil.