February 2nd – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day#14

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  1. Pam says:

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    • georgiafl says:

      There is evidently a huge bunch of fraud going on in US universities….they are getting too much federal money. Time for a whole lot of reform and belt-tightening.

      Liked by 12 people

      • CheeseHead says:

        Almost every medium-large university has multi-billion dollar endowment funds yet they constantly scream “we need more money, we need more money”. Tuition between 2010 and 2016 when our two kids went through college went up by 30%. Meanwhile faculty salaries barely went up at all. It is a total racket and the IRS should be investigating these universities because they all make a “profit” and hide it by playing bookkeeping games.

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        • georgiafl says:

          Trump knows this very well. He’s got a head for numbers and can read long, complicated balance sheets like pulp fiction. He knows what’s what and will deal with them where it hurts….maybe call for an investigation of their finances.

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        • Alison says:

          As long as government loan/grant programs are in place, the exponentially growing (& very lucrative) loan programs drive tuition ever higher. Crony textbook-authored-by-professor deals add to costs, as do the luxurious living quarters now demanded by students. Also take a look at the unreasonably high compensation packages for administrators & flourishing bureaucratic ‘professionals’. Follow the money; it’s not rocket science.

          A swamp with a stench all its own.

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      • joninmd22 says:

        There’s a whole lot of useless degree holders to employ.

        Liked by 2 people

      • lbmomblog says:

        save here, use on border security. I vote Yes. 🙂 cut federal funds to Universities, and even more funds if they are Liberal. 🙂

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      This fraud is enormous — something on the order of the global “climate change” or “Anthropogenic Global Warming” which is the most massive scientific fraud ever attempted.

      What so we do about it? Well easy, peasy. Shut off the federal spigot — oh, I know there are scientific laboratories funded and med school laboratories and studies funded, and so on and so forth. How much real science (the BEST global warming project is a real joke) and how much real medicine are these federal dollars funding.

      And….most interesting. For every federal grant that is given to a research program or a laboratory or a whatever there is the “general budget expenses”. These can take up to 50% (or more) of every federal dollar. Well, they say, the university has all this “overhead” for these programs to be in place — our president, our vice presidents, our vice-vice presidents, etc., etc.,. Scam — everywhere you look.

      I hope President Trump and his Cabinet and Advisors and everyone else around him can make a dent in this …(I have no words — just had some wine and went outside to be with the Sierras in their coat of snow — so beautiful) purgatory? I think of Bosch paintings. Or Dante’s Inferno.”

      Please, TCTH readers, do not send your children to our current colleges and universities. I know from first-hand experience.

      Help them get the education they need from those who are able to teach it. Give them Western Civilization readings, “home school” version. Ask them to work their way through college; only go when they have a specific goal in mind, with professors who are Real experts in their chosen field.

      Your children can work in full-time jobs (with Trump as President these jobs are returning) until they get their own personal “calling” to their job or profession in life. No more letting marxists babysit our late-adolescent-children until they find their way. Too many do not. It is a tragedy.

      This is endemic to almost every college and university in the U.S. — funded with Federal (and foreign) dollars — our money. May they all RIH. I do not want to spell out my last comment. Just like our stock market has its cycles, colleges and universities are due for their proper cleaning out — to become “prosperous” once again.

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      • rashamon says:

        I couldn’t agree with you more. Well said.

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      • Cow wow says:

        Yes, well said from the heart. And first hand experience know this to be true. There are a handful of institutions of higher learning still sound, but the Iveys are the worst, and work your way down. It is heartbreaking to realize that if you do decide to send your children on to these schools, you will not recognize them when they graduate. Unless they are tremendous fighters.

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  2. Marygrace Powers says:

    VIDEO: Thousands Of Muslims Take Over Streets Of NYC In Islamic Call To Prayer; Speaker Yells ALLAHU AKBAR!

    Ryan Saavedra Feb 2nd, 2017 5:01 pm 101 Comments/

    Muslims Flood The Streets Of NYC/

    Thousands of Yemeni-American Muslims took to the streets of New York City in what is being called the ‘bodega strike’ to protest what they believe is a Muslim ban from President Trump.

    In one of the videos you can see thousands of Muslims in a call to prayer as the speaker on a mega phone yells “Allahu Akbar.”/

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/02/video-thousands-muslims-take-streets-nyc-islamic-call-prayer-allahu-akbar/

    Rudy Giuliani WOULD HALT THIS IN A NEW YORK MINUTE/
    GET EM OUTTA HERE/

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  3. Pam says:

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    • Jason Ross says:

      A Mexican drug trafikker was caught in possession of 2,000 pounds of Mexican marijuana. This is a joke — the war on drugs is a joke. This is one driver. One.
      Make it legal, grow it here, regulate it here, tax it here, cut these pieces of liquid dog excrement out of the trade. Throw them over the wall.

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  4. lbmomblog says:

    I am apprehensive about putting this out there, but I am going to say up front, I take the 5th.
    I was reading Sundance’s post regarding Australia’s Turnbull issue, and clicked on the link embedded titled “Call Out”, and the first response on twitter – under Pres. Trumps twitter…was…a video, and yes it does appear some kind of middle digit code LOL. (putting that as nicely as I can). Middle finger twitch.

    <blockquoteclass=”twitter-video” data-lang=”en”>

    @realDonaldTrump TRUMP's a REPULSIVE,DISRESPECTFUL,SOB. FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH HE FLIPS MIDDLE FINGER TWICE. pic.twitter.com/5rlWMnjOhu

    — Lil' Kim Ms. G.O.A.T (@killerbee805) February 2, 2017

    if the link doesn’t work, here is who posted it:
    Lil’ Kim Ms. G.O.A.T‏@killerbee805 20h20 hours ago
    @realDonaldTrump TRUMP’s a REPULSIVE,DISRESPECTFUL,SOB. FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH HE FLIPS MIDDLE FINGER TWICE.

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  5. Pam says:

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  6. Katherine McCoun says:

    Oh MY Goodness! The local chapter of Republicans is nominating me for co chair!!!!! Very small county but still a complete honor and surprise. This was my first election to be involved more than being informed and voting. I am a housewife/homeschool mom who would have never thought I would ever pick up a phone to call people much less speak in front of live people. I still don’t really want to be if I can make a difference for our community, our country and my son’s future I can get over my uncomfortableness and fears.

    By reading Sundance and commenters I realized that being sick of the GOPe and leaving to be an Independent was actually not the answer. Exact opposite it was a way to ineffective and surrender the GOP to the Uniparty and Never get a decent candidate out of the primary.

    I started being involved with the local Republicans. Thank you to the poster (I think from AZ) who posted about his experiences of going to a local monthly meeting and what it was like. After reading about, I thought I can do that! After being shut out of the meeting in Nashville when the at large delegates were being voted on I thought I WILL do that!

    I have been meaning to post about my own experiences to encourage others but the Presidential election always seemed more important to spend my time on and I think that was the correct choice. But now we need to be involved locally to make sure President Trump has the support he needs, to ensure the future of the GOP and fully take it back from the Uniparty/globalist and to look after our own backyard and educational system.

    President Trump probably can do it alone but he should not have to do so. Get involved and let all that we learn hear motivate you to DO something about it!

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  7. TheTorch says:

    Good grief what is happening to Congressional Republicans!

    The Turtle is finally showing some backbone!

    Hatch is acting like the Terminator.

    Ryan will make sure Trump has funding for the wall and also accepts his Travel Restrictions.

    President Trump has grown them all a pair.

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    • WeThePeople2017 says:

      I was thinking the same thing. I said that they have grown some “Trump balls.” lol

      Liked by 3 people

    • BobW462 says:

      Seems like there may be a little “tiff” within the uniparty. Soon, they’ll be feeding on their own just hoping to stay alive.

      Liked by 4 people

      • TheTorch says:

        Interesting you mention that. I was only thinking the other day, that on one hand Trump is applying pressure, but what may of finally tipped McConnell over the edge, was when Schumer voted against his wife Chao, that must of stung. So yes I think at least for the moment the Uni Party is fractured and that could be a wonderful thing if it continues.

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        • BobW462 says:

          I imagine they are all thinking about what will soon be uncovered, and there is a lot of planning and finger-pointing going on behind the scenes. Not a very “unified” environment.

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        • Cow wow says:

          It really must have been a horrible 8 years of psy ops working in the Republican House and Senate under Obama, knowing all the carnage he and his minions were creating, and not having a way to stop him.
          Someone mentioned Stockholm syndrome upthread. It must be.
          I pray they are clawing their way back to the goodness and honor they had when they were first elected.
          We can fight with them and encourage them and show them we have their backs if they will just show us a little fight left.
          I also pray that Trump is a fire 🔥 to bring them back to America and her people first.

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          • M. Mueller says:

            I don’t know, Cow wow, “and not having a way to stop him.” Before you stop someone, you have to actually stand up to them. Ryan & crew held the purse strings but just let the purse flap wide open. They also went to bat for amnesty and TPA. Don’t think it was Stockholm syndrome.

            Now, I believe they are just scared of being removed.

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    • CheeseHead says:

      I don’t know about others but I’ve sent dozens of e-mails to my congressional representative since the inauguration with one simple message “Shut up and support the President”. I suspect millions of other Deplorables are doing likewise and hopefully we are scaring congress into doing their job.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Zennalou says:

      Marble size maybe, lots of room to grow, we have a nation to SAVE, and a long way to go.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Trump effect! They are voting Davos in am. With sessions vote!

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    • psadie says:

      Keep making the phone calls and DON’T BE POLITE…we need to be VERY FIRM!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Pam says:

    Have a kleenex handy. This is a beautiful story.

    Liked by 4 people

  9. ZZZ says:

    This is eye-opening:

    https://www.graphiq.com/vlp/6Qm8KcT7q6h

    Georgia surprises me.

    From this article: Experts: California voter registration system ‘highly susceptible’ to fraud
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/01/experts-california-voter-registration-system-highly-susceptible-to-fraud.html

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  10. NoOneButTrump says:

    Not that we need any other proof of Obama’s treachery, But I heard on the local DC talk radio station today that nearly all of the national securIty councils budget for October 2017 through September 2018 was spent by January 20. I say we need an audit.

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  11. Pam says:

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    • Athena the Warrior says:

      I am so happy he will take the weekend at Mar-A-Lago. Watch the liberals be the biggest hypocrites and whine about the cost of flying AF1 down to Florida. Who wants the action on that?

      Liked by 2 people

  12. sunnydaysall says:

    Here we go, treepers! … The new fake headline is out and about to try and take down our new President! “Breaking! TRUMP TURNS on ISRAEL…” And this time the NeverTrumpers are delighting in the news and twisting the info in all directions! Trump never told Israel not to build new settlements in the West Bank, but I gather that someone in his administration said something close to it, in a round-about way! Spicer said Trump’s administration has not ruled one way or the other on the subject! Hmmm..

    Two links and two stories on the subject, but on the Bloomberg story, the headline is definitely a lie! Nowhere is this info to be found on the trusted media but I look for this to be on Fox News in the morning… I wish these people would chill and give it a rest for awhile!! I am running out of popcorn!! 😉

    http://therightscoop.com/breaking-trump-turns-on-israel/
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-tells-israel-settlements-not-234300764.html

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    • In their opinion Trump will always either be wrong or in the wrong. I’ll believe Trump turns on Israel when he takes this position at the U.N. Otherwise more phony outrage,

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    • rich33y says:

      I used to think that the left / never Trump people didn’t know how to play 3D chess.

      Now I’m convinced they don’t even know it exists.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Ann says:

      Read the statement Whitehouse put out. He’s basically saying new settlements may hinder peace process. That sounds like he’s thinking Israel should give up land for peace. I don’t like it.

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      • AZ_Giggles says:

        My take was that it meant “for now” because the Trump administration is about to lay the smack down and take the west bank and give it back to Israel. At this time, it’d be best for Israel to stay quiet while Trump lines up the negotiation. Making this public also relaxes the opposition so rustling be unprepared for when the lion pounced. Give it a little time before passing judgement, Pres. Trump has always come through before!

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        • AZ_Giggles says:

          Rustling? That’s got to be one of the best auto-corrects I’ve seen! Lol. Guess that’s what I get for trying to reply from my phone. (Was supposed to say “they will”)

          … And “pounced” was supposed to be “pounces”… Time for bed I guess.

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      • sunnydaysall says:

        The White House
        Office of the Press Secretary
        For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 02, 2017
        Statement by the Press Secretary

        “The American desire for peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians has remained unchanged for 50 years. While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal. As the President has expressed many times, he hopes to achieve peace throughout the Middle East region. The Trump administration has not taken an official position on settlement activity and looks forward to continuing discussions, including with Prime Minister Netanyahu when he visits with President Trump later this month.”

        ( It does not say anywhere here that Trump has changed his mind about Israel and he has not asked them to stop doing anything! )
        https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/02/statement-press-secretary

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    • truthandjustice says:

      For one thing, RightScoop is known to be the great NeverTrumper site. People were banned for just stating facts re Ted Cruz that were negative since they were/are the passionate Cruzers there. I know because I was one. Sooper especially is horrible with his snarky, rude, uninformed comments. They try to make Trump appear the worst they can with their headlines and stories. Most of the time they are wrong on their reporting & include false “gossip”, etc. Re this, no, Pres. Trump hasn’t “turned on Israel”. They want him to be seen in the worst light they can. They’ll get it talked out and it will be fine since they both want peace and Pres. Trump will respect what Netanyahu thinks and decides is best – maybe some compromise. No worries.

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      • sunnydaysall says:

        I agree totally! But this piece of twisted news is starting to swell on twitter and I just put “Red State” in their place with the original white house statement! Their headlines are so twisted! Oh well… I will never believe anything like this anyway unless Trump tells us himself!

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    • This is trending on twitter!

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    • It was on CNN too. Someone in the house had it on and I told them to turn the fake news network off.

      Liked by 1 person

  13. Saw a video on gateway pundit where the Muslims had a call for prayer as form of protest in NYC.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/02/video-thousands-muslims-take-streets-nyc-islamic-call-prayer-allahu-akbar/

    Thought of this video from last year showing Germany’s future. Lets hope Trump takes as many Christians as possible in the next 8 years. Looks like America and Britain will have to save the West again.

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  14. pyromancer76 says:

    I don’t know who originated the term “Trump Balls”, but that is the most fundamental description of what is going on today. President Father Trump is leading our nation. He is a transformational leader. Mother Breasts and Womb join in the effort. The two together. Creativity. Joy. New life. The majority of Americans are right along for the ride, for the effort, and for the adventure. MAGA

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  15. georgiafl says:

    Trump hit 80 Million total followers on his 9 online sites around 5-6pm before the sun set.

    At 7pm, it was 80,053,937 – That is +561,231 since 11am 2/1.

    Liked by 7 people

  16. duchess01 says:

    President Trump’s Supreme Court Announcement Was The Most Watched Program Tuesday Night
    February 2, 2017 MJA

    http://iotwreport.com/president-trumps-supreme-court-announcement-was-the-most-watched-program-tuesday-night/

    Liked by 7 people

  17. Pam says:

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  18. sunnydaze says:

    Sierra Club dude is on Tucker now trying to explain why the Sierra Club is involved with abortion, trans using women’s bathrooms, women’s rights,illegal immigrants, etc etc. What a hoot.

    Sierra Club has NOTHING to do with the Environment.

    Liked by 6 people

  19. wolfmoon1776 says:

    Just a quick technical note. For the last few days – basically starting Monday – I’ve been getting the same kind of slow-downs that we were getting back when Sundance warned us to clean the caches in our browsers. Is anybody else seeing this, in the last few days? I’m wondering if there is a new wave of “malvertising” being deployed by the opposition.

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  20. jeans2nd says:

    “Two Arrested in UK for Hacking DC CCTV Cameras Before Trump Inauguration” https://www.hackread.com/hackers-arrested-for-hacking-cctv-cameras/

    We white hat hackers tried to tell ’em. But – no one listens…

    Liked by 4 people

  21. Zennalou says:

    Healthcare Expert: GOP Senators’ Obamacare Replacement Plan Expands Taxpayer Funding of Abortions
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/02/healthcare-expert-gop-senators-obamacare-replacement-plan-expands-taxpayer-funding-abortions/

    What next?

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  22. Howie says:

    Tucker has a real, live, lunatic, on his show. Someone should net him up and put him in a padded cell.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. winky says:

    Well I have always disliked Springsteen but he is a jerk and I hope that anyone who has been supporting him will say “Go to hell Springsteen”……..Rick Well”s does nor mince any words about him.

    http://rickwells.us/libtard-springsteen-trashes-trump-mocks-president-australian-concert/

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  24. Cow wow says:

    “Cornyn Looks To Kill Obamacare ‘Death Panels’”
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/02/cornyn-looks-to-kill-obamacare-death-panels/
    Wow. Senator Cornyn also perking up?
    I love the Trump effect!

    Liked by 4 people

  25. Pam says:

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  26. nwtex says:

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  27. HarryJ says:

    I watch news scrolling under cnn screen that lindsey graham has set up another hearing on russian interference in elections.
    Dont know what to say.

    Liked by 1 person

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