February 8th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #20

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2,102 Responses to February 8th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #20

  1. Martin says:

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  2. Pam says:

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    • sunnydaze says:

      And now BELK has announced it’s removing Ivankas line from it’s website (tho still available in “Flagship Stores” – whatever that means).

      BELK is a Southern Dept. Store. Yeah, you heard that right. They only have stores in the the states where Trump won overwhelmingly!!!

      Are these people nuts? Apparently!

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      • Concerned says:

        I suspect they are not paying attention to political demographics. I have a hard time believing that more Hillary supporters shop at Nordstrom than Trump supporters. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe they’ve thought this through. lol

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      • NC voter says:

        Belk was sold to a New York company, Sycamore Partners (a New York private equity firm), in the summer of 2015. So the stores are located in the south but the ownership isn’t.

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        • sunnydaze says:

          Yeah I know. But the new owners can look at a map and see that the 16 states BELK is located in were ALL won by Trump, except Virginia.

          It’s kind of a lunatic move, assuming here that they are not purposely trying to Bankrupt the store.

          A lot of counties down here were well over 60% Trump in the GE. Mine included. It’ll be interesting to see if the BELK here survives this.

          I’m thinking there may be a Fire Sale in it’s future.

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      • WSB says:

        It’s too bad. They have a lovely store in Williamsburg, VA. But I just will not give a dime to them any longer. That’s all.

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      • Publius Jenkem says:

        Belk stores originated here in Charlotte, NC, so this is home base. While NC voted For Trump, the larger cities (Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Greensboro are filled with progressive Democrats. Seems like a strange move as the City-folk are more likely to shop Nordstrom and Nieman Marcus vs Belk. There is a lot of self-destructive behavior going on with the libtards, so perhaps more of the same.

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        • sunnydaze says:

          You’re right, Publius. It’s just more of the self-destructive behavior they’ve been exhibiting since Trump won.

          Thanks. Silly me, I thought maybe BUSINESSES wouldn’t get purposely involved in their own destruction.

          I was WRONG! Period!

          And THIS, people, is why we do not want Liberals running the country. They can’t run ANYTHING properly. Even the most obvious stuff!

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      • Cow wow says:

        I think they might have been bought. Yes, it is awful because the were one of the last Southern stores, and now this. Bye bye Belk.

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    • Dabigragu says:

      Perhaps it’s time for Ivanka to just open her own boutiques.

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    • Well darn! Just when we finally have a President who wants to make America great again and to see us prosper. I had such high hopes of being able to afford shopping at Nordstrom but now…..Just kidding only been a handful of times and I will not miss it it all.

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  3. Pam says:

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    • roxiellTX says:

      Wish I had a Nordstrom card so I could cancel it. When I called to cancel my account with Macy’s, I had them send me a letter confirming that I was the one to cancel.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      We don’t do credit cards but Nordstom’s was the department store of choice when I had a dress or formal occasion. I have been pleased with their customer service. However, I have just let them know to remove my name and my husband’s name from their emailing list and mailing list and made it clear why.

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  4. nwtex says:

    Any Nordstrom stock holders? ——sell now! That’s where it’s at.

    As my stomach turns—-

    Nordstrom Stock Just Broke the Donald Trump Tweet Curse

    After the President blasted Nordstrom (jwn, +4.09%) in a tweet Wednesday morning condemning the retailer’s decision to stop selling his daughter Ivanka Trump’s brand, Nordstrom stock did something nobody expected: It surged.

    In what some on Wall Street are declaring the stock trader’s answer to a political protest, Nordstrom stock barely flinched at President Trump’s criticism, dipping less than 1% before aggressively reversing course, ending the day up more than 4%.

    Some investors said they even purchased more Nordstrom stock to show their support of the retailer, after it confirmed it was dropping the Ivanka Trump clothing line. One trader dubbed the Nordstrom stock movement a rebellion, tweeting, “The #Trump Protest, now on Wall Street.” Another Twitter user Kathryn Cramer, a writer and apparent retail investor, tweeted that she “bought 25 shares in solidarity.”

    http://fortune.com/2017/02/08/trump-nordstrom-stock-tweet-ivanka/

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    • FofBW says:

      Short term manipulation. Give it time

      Liked by 9 people

      • Guyver1 says:

        EXACTLY.

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      • cozette says:

        Yep. Most investors buy stock to make money. Leftists invest to make a point. Usually they lose money but they don’t care because money doesn’t matter to them. The investors will lose their money because Nordstrom will lose customers which are a scarcity among brick and mortar based retailers. They will not make up this loss from a few virtue signalling investors that temporarily prop up their stick valuation. Leftists are such idiots when it comes to economics.

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    • nwtex says:

      We don’t want your pc stores here. Here’s a thought….pack ’em up and take them where they belong. You will be much happier.

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      • TheseTruths says:

        I’m puzzled by this post. “nwtex” posted real news, relevant to the story about Ivanka, with advice to sell Nordstrom stock to counter others buying it. We can take real news, can’t we?

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    • Michelle says:

      Haha well when earnings (or lack thereof) start coming in and then the stock price drops, those “investors” will not be too happy.

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    • Concerned says:

      If I were a Nordstrom employee I’d be furious. This company is playing Russian roulette with its employees by irking such a massive number of consumers.

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      • sunnydaze says:

        I agree. Dang. They are heartless “Bosses”.

        Which is interesting cuz they’re doing a lot of Virtue Signaling to Illegals/Muslims who are not yet Americans, etc. but kicking their American Employees in the A$$ with no thought to them at all.

        Employees should do an impromptu Walk Out for a couple hours. Ha!

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    • Dabigragu says:

      It was basically a technical pop, they had hit the 60% (down) Fibonacci retracement. They’re down after hours today. Time will tell.

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    • Fake Nametag says:

      Notice that it says they “purchased more Nordstrom stock” but it doesn’t say they “bought merchandise”. So short Nordstroms because these clowns are buying shares on emotion rather than because of changes in the company’s outlook. Most likely sales will plummet because these boobs aren’t buying merchandise in solidarity and many of us are going to stop shopping there.

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  5. Pam says:

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    • Concerned says:

      The person really isn’t a whistleblower, she just wrote a letter to the Chicago Tribune. She should have reported the fraud in an appropriate manner.

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  6. Pam says:

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  7. Summer says:

    Folks, remember that Ted Cruz “vetted” BOTH Roberts and Gorsuch. What can go wrong?

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    • Eric Kennedy says:

      This is one of those days where CTH is overreacting big time. I need to take a break from this.

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      • Michelle says:

        I don’t think it’s a big deal either. Let the MSM and dems gossip about it. They are gossiping about opinions. As Trump has said in the past, he doesn’t demand that people agree with him. If anything, it shows that Trump didn’t nominate someone to do his bidding. Gorsuch can have whatever opinion he wants, but he will be there to follow the law.

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        • cozette says:

          Got such is a thoughtful lawyer with a PhD in philosophy from Oxford. He’s a fly fisherman. I’m sure Trumps brawler, native New York style is upsetting to him. I totally understand. Plus his comments totally undermines the Lefts talking points that Gorsuth would bend to Trumps “literally Hitler” moves. It’s actually perfect that he made these comments. His long history proves he’s a committed originalist. That’s what matters. And his apparent independence from Trump will make it easier to persuade other members of the SCOTUS to listen to him.

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      • Deb says:

        The trolling seems to come in waves.

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      • jmbuck says:

        I agree that the reaction to the comments he might have said are a little over the top. I took it as he did not want to see the court politicized. His credentials show he is thorough and thoughtful in following the constitution and surely he wants his rulings to reflect that and not be seen as purely political. I understand what President Trump said and agree with him but unfortunately it puts the Judge in a bad spot. Just the times we are in.

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    • thetrain2016 says:

      The source is Blumenthal. Do you trust him? Sad.

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    • Dabigragu says:

      I have an Aunt who holds a high position in a high end retail chain.
      She stated: This happened for two reasons;
      1. “sales may not have reached their expectations.”
      2. “They see it as too controversial due to the violence some have shown to be capable of, i.e., Berkeley.”
      Her emphasis was on number 2.

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      • sunnydaze says:

        If they are doing this for the second reason (intimidation) then they are even stupider than I thought. LOL. Those people who kick in Dept. store windows could care less about what someone’s politics is.

        They’re doing it for one of two reasons:

        1) Destruction. Just destruction.
        2) Looting.

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  8. BakoCarl says:

    Justice, Restored

    Lady Justice, forlorn, slumped in a chair
    Tears in her eyes, head bowed in prayer,
    Blindfold cast aside, and scales on the floor,
    Her two-edged sword rusted, sharp no more.

    She prayed to our God, Who loves what is just,
    Our Supreme Judge, worthy of all trust,
    To restore her to her former place
    For justice and mercy, all by His grace.

    For eight long years she’d suffered neglect,
    Used only as a tool, without respect,
    To support the schemes of an evil man
    To further his long-term sinister plans.

    Justice, not blind, benefitted a few,
    Who longed to take over in a slow coup.
    And her scales, once true, no longer weigh fair,
    Were used to bring corrupt power to bear.

    Laws were neglected, a purposeful scheme,
    To change our fair land to a dreadful dream.
    And her two-edged sword, was used as a threat
    To weaken police and change their mindset.

    The Lord heard the lady and granted her prayer,
    Empowering leaders, tried, true and fair,
    Restoring our land to the brave and free,
    And reinstating justice and liberty.

    Now Justice stands tall with blindfold and scales,
    Her sword, now sharp, ready to prevail.
    Justice will rule and overcome the fray,
    For Senator Sessions is our AG today.

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  9. Keln says:

    The Spider’s mask has fallen completely off. Bill Kristol has been caught saying that white working-class Americans are no longer good enough and must be replaced with “new Americans”.

    His shilling for the Corporate globalists is complete. Never should he ever be given any credibility. His interests are not American interests.

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  10. MtnCougar says:

    Nice! “Asian Trump Supporter Smashes Liberals”

    Liked by 4 people

    • MtnCougar says:

      BTW… here’s a follow-up “heads up” to the video…

      https://mountainguerrilla.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/skull-stomping-sacred-cows-reality-isnt-nice-its-a-2×4-to-the-teeth/

      “I’ve talked with a number of friends in recent days; police officers and public services personnel, in large urban areas, across the country. None of them are taking this shit lightly. A fireman friend, from a major urban enclave on the east coast, that has been the scene of a number of ethnic conflicts in the last year or two, posted the following on FB recently,
      “They are organized, they are violent. The cops aren’t shooting back because when some Tumblr sh** biscuit doxxes them, their kids will be targets. Molon Labia and snowflake bluster isn’t cutting it anymore. I’m a fucking fireman and have had body armor issued. That should say something very loudly and clearly.”

      A cop friend told me, in private conversation, “Yeah, man. It’s serious. We know it can kick off at any moment. Sitting in your cruiser, at a stoplight; writing a citation, sitting at lunch. We just have to be ready to rock, all the time.”

      Another cop friend, “Man, I’ve upped my off-duty EDC to three twenty-round mags for the Glock, and I keep eight loaded mags for the AR in the plate carrier behind my seat. It’s getting weird out there.”

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    • MtnCougar says:

      I found this interesting too…

      “The anarchists are by far the most dangerous of these groups. They are organized like militias. They actively train and practice their operations. They have discipline and zero tolerance for weakness. They have a number of former military personnel providing expertise to enhance security, logistics and martial arts capabilities. The majority are physically fit, military age males. They are primarily white with few minority members. Their leadership tends to be either former military, a proven leader from the occupy movement or a highly educated alpha-male.”

      Don’t stop. Praying.

      http://www.woodpilereport.com/html/index-464.htm

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      • Dixie says:

        I read that first, I believe, on the Berkeley thread. I don’t find it “interesting”, I find it scary as h3ll. They are “for” whatever they are being paid to be “for”. At least that’s my take on it and I sincerely hope I’ve misunderstood.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      well done

      my husband does not understand anyone saying this is a racist country. his family came with literally nothing but the clothes on their backs. they were in refugee camps for months and then were sponsored to the US … and were Very Grateful!

      They came with 2 children and in their early 30s. dad got a job as a janitor and mom learned to sew and babysat children, always working 40+ a week, often sewing late into the night. dad started going to school while working full time and learning English. Got a 4 yr degree and then went on to get his MBA while working full time. They raised 2 children who had very little advantages but got 4.0 and college scholarships. they were dirt poor, worked hard, achieved the American dream of college educated children, home ownership and comfortable retirement. They are not white. They had no privileges except an opportunity to be here in America and then work very, Very hard.

      These legal immigrants, now naturalized citizens, do not understand how anyone born here can not succeed. there were plenty of people who were born here, spoke the language and went to the same schools, same classrooms but did not get As. They did not go straight home and study hard and study all weekend. Their choices put them on a different path.

      Many legal immigrants do not understand the lack of self discipline to succeed in the land of opportunity

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      • WSB says:

        Katherine, when one is born in the land of plenty, he often does not recognize it.

        My family came here in 1743, hardly the earliest but because we were here before the country was formed, my ancestors fought for this country, my parents drummed that into us and made my brother and I understand that everything we do will have consequences through God’s embrace. We were taught to honor this precious country.

        Please remember that the people contributing to this site have similar and outstanding loyalty. However, the reason constant immigration never works in a society is that the second generation never fits in if the first does not have enough cushion to assimilate.

        This is what the Left/Marxist insurgents rely on. They cram a society with people who do not understand the culture and the history. Mexico is a case in point. Their history is one of child rape and bribery. The USA is particularly difficult to understand because we are a nation of laws, not tribes or dictatorship/monarchy as most people are used to.

        Our leadership has so let us all down, as have many mothers and fathers to their children for not learning the miracle of this country. We need to claw this back.

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        • Katherine McCoun says:

          I completely agree. I am DAR and my side of the family has been here since the mid1600s-1740s (depending on which family we trace back). I was not advocating for immigration but sharing that many Legal Immigrants do not understand the constant harping by the Dems on racism and things that happened generations ago. While they have occasionally encountered people who did not like them because of their ethnic and national background they still succeed via hard work. By the 70s and 80s the playing field had been leveled for those willing to play

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          • WSB says:

            Correct. We just have too many people here who do not share the country’s values. It will not work otherwise.

            When we suspended immigration from 1921 to 1965, we had the best years of Team America. Now, it’s been lost.

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  11. MVW says:

    The poll backlash will be devastating in the next midterm. Americans are sick of the DhimmoRatic adolescence. The pout, hold breath, kick and scream, try to make everyone miserable is just horrible.

    No one likes the hateful and vile behavior. No one. Keep it up. Make sure no one forgets.

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    • CheeseHead says:

      Yes, should be but only if the GOP delivers on their promises (new better healthcare, lower corporate/personal taxes, secure borders, JOBS). Right not both parties are making fools of themselves. Dems are over reaching and GOP are under achieving big league.

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    • TheseTruths says:

      Similarly, no one likes to see illegals cursing our country, sneering at us, burning our flag, demanding that we accommodate a different legal system, and waving flags of other countries. They are not doing themselves any favors.

      Liked by 5 people

  12. WSB says:

    Could this be more stupid? The GOPe is attempting a carbon tax. James Baker, WHO WAS IN THE PATRIOT’s BOX WITH PENCE at the Super Bowl, is instigating this:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-08/prominent-republicans-begin-push-to-tax-carbon-cut-regulations

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    • WSB says:

      PS For any of you who do not know…James Baker is apparently attempting to implement policy in the Trump Administration through Pence.

      We should be watching Pence’s moves.

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  13. Finalage says:

    Can we just say that CNN is disgusting?

    The Wall will be built and will be effective! MAGA!!

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  14. Finalage says:

    I am absolutely and utterly speechless. Are these people insane????

    They are pitching a carbon tax by saying it’s good for blue collared workers! These people are certified! Worst, they want to layer a VAT tax or what they call a border tax on top of this. Do you think they call for eliminating any of the other taxes? No! In fact, they say they want to achieve far more environmental rollbacks than can be achieved by all the regulations Obama put on the economy! Now, not even Obama tried to do this and they think Trump is going to do this? They are mad!

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    • WSB says:

      Finalage, upthread, I posted about James Baker being in the same box as Pence at the Super Bowl. It was a split second, but nonetheless they were together.

      I expect that the Bush/Baker team is going after Pence to attempt to implement the Gore/Clinton/Bush/Obama/Soros carbon exchange.

      God, please hear our prayers and make sure this info is known by President Trump.

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  15. Jan says:

    Trump can rally his voters AT ANY TIME to get the tax code down to one page. When will he do it?
    Same with obamacare and real health insurance.
    Paul ryno is stalling.

    Liked by 4 people

    • WSB says:

      Jan, you are right…Commander in Tweet. It would only take one.

      Liked by 2 people

    • paper doll says:

      I believe he’s giving the GOPe congress a chance to fly right…if they won’t, then I believe eventually you’ll see Mr. Trump rallying his voters in the manner you spoke of . I believe he wants to say, I tired it their way…same thing with the courts. He’s giving the system a last chance so it can be seen he has no choice. The GOPe would sandbag his efforts and impeach him for Pence in a heart beat

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