April 21st – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #92

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883 Responses to April 21st – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #92

  1. SteveInCO says:

    Informal poll:

    Who is tired of winning?

    crickets

    more crickets

    sounds of paint drying

    I thought so.

    MAGA onwards, and carry on.

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    • Mar says:

      Love it…..but why is my heart heavy. Our President is attacked so often and given no credit. Thank you. Made me smile.

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      • Weeper says:

        Love it too SteveInCO. Hang in there Mar and keep smiling. We’re in this together, and thank goodness we have a place to “speak out”. To avoid reposting something already on the thread, see my “peep” @ the top of page 2, replying to Martin’s post of some tweets from the President. 😉

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  2. MaineCoon says:

    Well written article detailing day by day news this week pointing out fake news/disinformation re: PDJT.

    https://heatst.com/politics/medias-spectacular-trainwreck-of-a-week/

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    • President Thomas Jefferson had a modest proposal to improve the press:
      “Perhaps an editor might begin a reformation in some such way as this. Divide his paper into 4 chapters, heading the
      1st ‘Truths.’
      2nd, ‘Probabilities.’
      3rd, ‘Possibilities.’
      4th, ‘Lies.’
      The first chapter would be very short, as it would contain little more than authentic papers, and information.” Jefferson’s concept of publishing “truths” using “authentic papers” presaged WikiLeaks.

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      • FLEEVY says:

        See, now that’s hilarious. Goes to show you how old the battles we’re fighting are. Nothing new under the sun!

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        • farmhand1927 says:

          Also not new under the sun—Obama trying to wield his influence in a foreign election by publicizing his phone call of support to Emmanuel Macron, opponent of Le Pen ahead of the first round of their presidential election.

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      • Sentient says:

        Puts Swamp Creature Mike Pompeo’s crusade against Wikileaks in context.

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        • Wend says:

          Something needs to be done about the “IC” especially the CIA.

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          • farmhand1927 says:

            “Something needs to be done about the IC especially the CIA.’

            Maybe that’s exactly why President Trump chose Pompeo. Maybe he’s a ‘swamp creature’, maybe not. I’m giving our President the benefit of the doubt and enough time to let Pompeo’s role play out. If he’s truly from the swamp, he won’t last, IMO.

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        • BobbiD says:

          Sentient: I wonder why Pompeo is going after Julian so hard? What is hiding in Pompeo’s closet???

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    • thetrain2016 says:

      Not that complicated. Check the source and use your brain.

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    • NJF says:

      Great read. NOhn Nolte had a running list initially, week by week. He must have gotten tired.

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  3. Albertus Magnus says:

    An idea to send a message to Ryan and to help build the wall.

    Have a fund established that for a $50 donation, you can sponsor that is engraved “MAGA instead of supporting the GOPe”

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    • Math fail. The wall costs 20 BILLION. Congress has only allocated $20 million previously. There are currently about 250 million adults in the US. If every single one of them gave $50 dollars, that’s still only $12.5 billion. (I’ve been calling this the “bake sale” solution.)
      BTW, no crowd funding pitch to date has ever garnered more than $150 million.

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      • KBR says:

        “The wall costs 20 BILLION” you say? Where did you get that figure?

        Who is the costing and mathematical prophet-genius who knows exactly what a wall will cost when the materials and methods of construction of the wall wall has yet to be decided or announced?

        Who can say what our POTUS has in mind for each portion of the deals involved in the wall?

        I call BS on your being able to give such an exact figure for the cost of a wall where the design and materiel for such an undertaking has yet to be announced.

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        • KBR says:

          Apart from that, the US spending in 2015 was 3.8 TRILLION.

          Each trillion is a million times a billion.

          20 billion out of 3.8 million-billion.

          What did we get in 2015 that was as valuable as the wall will be?

          And from 2010, a link that shows we spent on illegal aliens then:

          HOW MUCH DO WE SPEND ON ILLEGAL ALIENS? WE SPEND 338.6 BILLION ON ILLEGALS! ARE THEY
          https://www.alipac.us/f9/how-much-do-we-spend-illegal-aliens-we-spend-338-6-billion-illegals-they-290402/

          So, here, please compare the costs:
          338.6 BILLION to support ILLEGAL ALIENS (per 2010 figures)
          versus (your unsupported pie-in-the-sky figure of)
          20 BILLION for a wall to help stop illegal aliens.

          Repeat 338 BILLION vs 20 BILLION.

          Build the WALL!

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          • litlbit2 says:

            Simply explained KBR, using real math! Feel sorry for all the uninformed quoting or using common core solutions for real problem solving. Their life path a tremendous uphill climb.

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          • Katherine McCoun says:

            We will hear from more and more people how expensive the wall is and all the other wonderful things that same money could be doing. Thank you for your reply as we gear up for that.

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          • Shinola says:

            Trillion is a thousand billion. Please correct

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            • SteveInCO says:

              You’re basically correct, with one minor asterisk which simply doesn’t matter in the US.

              Not that that will stop me from dragging out the chalkboard.

              There are actually two different systems of naming long numbers, the “Short” system and the “Long” system. The US uses the short system, the UK used the long system but is transitioning to the short system.

              Short system: A thousand has three zeroes, a million uses six zeros and is a thousand thousand. A billion uses nine zeros, and is therefore a thousand million or a thousand thousand thousand. A trillion uses twelve zeros, and it’s therefore a thousand billion, a million million, or a thousand thousand thousand thousand. And on up through Quadrillion, quintillion, sextillion, septillion… translate the prefix (“quint”) to English, (“five”), add one, (6) and multiply by three (18) to get the number of digits after the one.

              Long system: A thousand and million are the same as in the short system, but a thousand million is a “milliard” (not a billion). A million million (12 zeros) is a billion (not a trillion), a thousand of those is a “billiard” (yes, really), but a million of them is called a trillion. so you translate the prefix (e;g. “tri”) into English (three), and multiply by six (18) to get the number of digits after the one. It’s actually a slightly cleaner system (because of no offset of one group of zeroes) BUT it’s not the one used here.

              It *might* be that KBR was thinking long system, but should not have been since he (or she) was working off a short-system billion of nine zeros).

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          • georgiafl says:

            The ANNUAL COST of Illegals (crime, law enforcement, cost of health care, benefits, etc.) far exceeds the total cost of the wall.

            Plus – the murder of one American citizen and the devastation of drugs on one human life is well worth the total cost of the WALL!!!

            Any argument or attempt to stop the wall and enact amnesty is DISGUSTING and indefensible!!!

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            • georgiafl says:

              ILLEGALS and their benefits are a subsidy for corporations seeking cheap labor.

              It costs American citizens twice or three times to subsidize corporations cheap foreign labor.

              Past time to FORCE CORPORATIONS TO HIRE AMERICAN.

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        • E C says:

          IKR. Someone came up with this mythical number and they use it as a deterrent hoping we’ll cry “but we owe 20 trillion we can’t afford a wall”. Of course certain groups will use this as their battle cry. The wall will be built and the cost will be an investment that will pay for itself many times over.

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        • Mulvaney says “from 8 to 25 million PER MILE”, the CBO estimate is 21,6 billion total, the Democrats are asserting that it would take more like 70 billion. I picked an easy figure in the middle of everyone’s guesses. It won’t be cheap.

          I’m also going by the history of every major project we undertake, every war, every law that affects large numbers of people, even individual housing construction. The guesses are more often short of actual cost than not.

          I realize the President can be innovative. I just believe there are effective methods involving electronic surveillance and increased personnel that are far cheaper than a big, solid barrier that can be dug under, flown around or over, or even claimed if you are athletic. The wall part is too easy to defeat.

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      • thetrain2016 says:

        Nobody knows how much the wall costs, proposals are coming in. There are hundreds of potential sources to fund the construction, like taxing Mexican imports, confiscating drug cartel assets, using money saved on not supporting illegal aliens anymore, fines on businesses using illegal labor and so on.

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        • NJF says:

          There has been a builder on a couple of FBN shows, who has a really unique design that doesn’t use concrete & is estimated at $12 billion so the actual cost will vary greatly depending on design.

          All we need is seed money & then put in place the mechanism to make Mexico pay. I like imposing a fee on wire transfers.

          A more direct way is charge Mexican govt a $ amount for EVERY illegal apprehended at the boarder. Simply deduct it from the big fat “aid” check we send every year.

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          • Tegan says:

            Any of you catch the interview last week by Tucker with a Ca. builder/engineer who is submitting a cost-effective, fast track way to build the Wall? I think the actual building costs might be much lower than some posters state, buying right of way property, etc. might add. Even if you use imminent domaine, a fair value has to be paid (although those owners should donate that strip of land for their own protection and as patriots, IMO)

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        • The estimates are all over 21 billion. I’m not saying it can’t be funded, only that the idea of individual voluntary contribution is an unrealistic method. Americans are not very practical about math. It’s part of why we owe trillions in debt.

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  4. citizen817 says:

    https://twitter.com/VP/status/855257148451729408

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  5. citizen817 says:

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  6. fleporeblog says:

    Many folks may have missed the joint press conference between our President and the PM of Italy. Listening to the final answer our President gave brought such joy and tears for me (last 1:16 of the video below). His answer about the US involvement in Libya should put everyone at ease about our role as the world police. Jon McCain, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio and the rest of the warmongers are crying themselves to sleep tonight.

    “I do not see a role in Libya. I think the United States has right now enough roles. We are in a role everywhere. So I do not see that. I do see a role in getting rid of ISIS. We are being very effective in that regard. We are doing a job with respect to ISIS that has not been done anywhere near the numbers that we’re producing right now. It’s a very effective force we have. We have no choice. It is a horrible thing to say but we have no choice and we are effectively ridden the wold of ISIS. I see that as our primary role and that is what we are going to do and whether it is in Iraq or in Libya or in anywhere else and that role will come to an end at a certain time and point and We Will Be Able To Go Back Home And Rebuild Our Country Which Is What I Want To Do!

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  7. How to FUND the WALL WITHOUT CONGRESS:

    Direct the Treasury to issue “WALL BONDS” like the “War Bonds” that funded WWII, creating Trump’s ultimate “Public-Private Partnership”:
    – Kickstart public-private investment in Wall Bonds by using Foreign Aid to fund 10% of each bond purchased by private investors.
    – Schedule the Interest to be compounded and paid as a Capital Gain after a 10-year maturity, meeting the CBO requirement that they be “revenue-neutral over 10 years”.
    – Set a high rate of interest to attract the funding QUICKLY.
    – Add an Annual Floating Dividend sweetener that distributes ALL Cartel and Illegal-Immigrant Recoveries of funds and property among Wall Bond Holders in proportion to their average share of total Wall Bond Holdings.
    – Require that Mexico repay the Wall Bonds’ Principal and Interest at maturity.

    This could put millions of Wall-Bond Holders’ eyes and ears on the lookout for Cartels, Gangs and Illegals whose confiscated assets would produce immediate gains for their efforts!

    Talk about killing all the “birds” with one stone:
    – Congressional Obstruction
    – Border Security
    – Drug-Cartels
    – Terrorist-Gangs
    – Illegal-Immigrant Criminals, Job-Thefts and Welfare-Scams.

    TRUMP the Congress!

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    • Albertus Magnus says:

      sounds great!

      Liked by 1 person

    • coldwarrior says:

      i’d throw money at that.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Carterzest says:

      Love it™

      Let’s make it happening!(said in the voice of Gold Rush Viking, Tony)

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    • Juan says:

      I’m all in, If they are like Series E bonds which guarantee your investment will double in 20 years. Used to be that was no bargain, but today there are not many investments that can make that guarantee. The catch is to get the double, you must hold them the full 20 years.

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    • (See above re: “bake sale solution”.) IF the wall were as fully supported as our WW2 effort was by the total population, your bond idea might work. It isn’t. You have to get to 20 billion. It’s too big a number to reach via individual, voluntary contributions.

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      • 10 million investors at $2,000 in bonds each delivers the $20 billion.

        Emerging designs will likely reduce the cost to $10 billion.

        Lucrative Interest rates of 10% would attract much larger investments per capita and international investors. This $1 billion could be readily funded from Trump’s reductions in Foreign Aid to nations that oppose American interests.

        A 10% annual Recovery of cartel, gang and illegal criminal funds and property could likely deliver $5 billion in Dividend sweeteners.

        The elimination of Illegal Immigrant Welfare scams and the Welfare savings from transitioning Jobs from Illegals back to American Citizens would fund the “public” share of President Trump’s public-private Infrastructure Investment Program.

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        • Your numbers are more realistic. That could be done. Just don’t give me the “kids, we can put our nickels together and have a show” approach. Contributions would need to be in the thousands, because this project will cost as much as a political campaign, and be as hard to win too. Realistically, half the country is opposed.

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      • thetrain2016 says:

        Don’t be so negative. The Trump cabinet knows money and business better than anyone in this forum. Trust them.

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        • I don’t trust success I haven’t seen, and I learned to be what you call “negative” by managing my own businesses.

          Do I think Team Trump’s intentions are good? Yes, sure. But costs are what they are. It’s quite unforgiving, and doesn’t respond to a sunny attitude. And all politicians blow hot air in public, while facing harder truths in private.

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      • stacksotall says:

        There must not be a lot of accounting classes in that lesbian dance major you received.

        Take your little $20 billion, wait that number is made up, “$20 billion” and go play; dads trying to work.

        http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/20/think-tank-trumps-deregulation-agenda-looks-like-it-will-save-at-least-60-billion/

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      • SteveInCO says:

        As was asked above when you made the same (baseless) assertion, where do you get this figure?

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        • You could ask the same question of those who provided the “bake sale” solutions, but it’s not difficult, Steve. Mulvaney says “somewhere between 8 and 26 million per mile”, the CBO estimate was 21.6 billion total, and the Democrats are asserting it would be closer to 70 billion. I chose 20 billion because it’s on the low end of the guesses, and to make it easier for the “math challenged” (a category some commenters fall into) to calculate.

          People don’t understand how much bigger a number a billion is than a million, nor even how much more a million is than a thousand. Most people live their entire lives dealing with projects and acquisitions that only cost thousands. Imagine how many hidden costs there are, how many unanticipated problems occur in the building of a single-family dwelling, a much simpler project than the wall.

          That’s my whole point. Not the numbers game. We should be more careful when tossing out “pie in the sky” solutions to big, expensive problems. I realize pragmatism, and being a fiscal hawk stirs up the troll-hunters in here, but sometimes I get tired of reading all the “it’s gonna be okay” stuff that isn’t backed by facts.

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    • farmhand1927 says:

      *If the U.S. returns to funding NATO with 2% of our GDP as we once agreed, take that extra 1+% percent we’ve been spending above the 2% and put it toward The Wall for a couple years.
      *Invite the private sector to invest in The Wall.
      *Use funds once earmarked for sanctuary cities for The Wall for a few years.
      *Large and small amounts matter and the smaller, the more appealing to Americans. For example, take the money we’re spending to fund Congress’ Obamacare subsidies and announce that money will be spent on building The Wall, including what we spend on subsidizing their employees’ Obamacare.
      *Take the money we spend annually housing illegal gang members in our prisons and apply it to The Wall–deport the criminals.
      *Take the money we would save by scouring every federal agency and office, deleting repetition, waste, fraud and abuse and unnecessary employees and use it to build The Wall.
      *Turn The Wall into a tourist destination complete with a hotel, visitors center, museum, national park, educational facility where kids can learn abt the desert environment, American History and the how and why The Wall was built—to stop the flood of drugs across our border, stop the flood of unvetted immigrants, stop the child and human trafficking coming across the border. Tell the truth instead of the scripted regurgitated bilge put forth by the daily media’s projectile vomiting. The tax revenue generated and jobs created would be yuuge.
      *Take a page from the Marxist’s playbook: Run tear-jerking prime time TV ads abt the real people murdered by illegal criminals, those killed by drunk drivers, those raped and so on. Run an ad abt the suffering caused by child trafficking and drugs. Educate the voter on the real time dangers, suffering and tragedy to prompt private donations and especially support. Fund the education program with money still being spent by the Nat’l Ad Council on the benefits of taking kids into the woods to explore and the dangers of lead paint started by Obama. A day in the woods away from social media is unquestionably great for kids but it’s not up to the fed’s to remind parents that should already know it. Is there really that much old lead paint left in America, and that many parents that allow children to peel it off walls and injest it?

      See, Paul Ryan? There are hundreds of ways to Build That Wall in an era when the Treasury takes in more revenue than ever before. It will take the brilliance of a President that’s a Builder, a Boss, an Employer, a Bottom-line Hawk. Cutting waste and reallocating precious resources that you aren’t ever held accountable for is out of your league, so step aside, watch and learn.

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  8. citizen817 says:

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  9. MaineCoon says:

    Satire is such a great way to jab at progs as foreign agents meddle in the A**off election. These libs can’t connect dots.

    https://heatst.com/politics/hostile-foreign-agents-meddle-in-us-elections-again-this-time-in-georgia/

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      We don’t have comedians on TV anymore, just propagandists. Colbert,
      Samantha B, Trevor Noah, The two Jimmys ( Fallon and Kimmel), Seth
      Myers, the annoying, predictable dude with the carpool sing alongs.

      All monologues, all satire, all asides, all venom towards anything other
      the approved pro gay, pro Obama, pro dem, pro liberal cause of the
      moment d’jour. Current worst? Hands down, Seth Myers. All anti Trump
      boilerplate. Every punchline, every sentence.

      I can’t be specific, but I know this because it’s always on in the
      background where I work. Can’t escape it, can’t change the
      channel. So I try to report from back behind enemy lines. Media
      Research Center only does bias in news coverage, usually.
      That’s not where the action is.

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    • farmhand1927 says:

      April 19th marks the dreadful anniversary of the OK City bombing. The Clinton Admin blamed it on Waco. The Obama Admin blamed Benghazi on a Youtube video. What is the common denominator? Hillary Clinton. She had influence and decision making power in both administrations as far as funneling to the media what she considered PC info for the news consumer to have. Will Americans ever know the truth abt either tragedy?

      On a separate note, April 20th was the 18th anniversary of the Columbine H.S. shooting. Sadly, instead of remembering the families of those lost at Columbine, April 20 has devolved into a big celebration day because it marks the day marijuana became legal in Colorado. Sad commentary on the morality and priorities of our nation.

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  10. citizen817 says:

    Chuck Grassley expects Supreme Court resignation ‘this summer’

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/20/chuck-grassley-expects-supreme-court-resignation-this-summer.html

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Thank you Lord for allowing the Democrats to cause the Republicans to use the nuclear option on SC Justice Neil Gorsuch. That means one of the 3 finalist’s that would have been controversial can be selected to replace Kennedy this summer. That person for me is Judge Pryor from the 11th circuit.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/pryor-perhaps-the-most-polarizing-supreme-court-justice-possibility/2017/01/28/f25bb7e2-e4ae-11e6-ba11-63c4b4fb5a63_story.html?utm_term=.749a1dffa3bf

      From the article

      Pryor, 54, has been an especially outspoken critic of abortion rights, calling Roe v. Wade “the worst abomination of constitutional law in our history.”

      In an interview, Pryor’s mother, Laura Pryor, defended him against criticism that he might thwart the Constitution in favor of his own personal beliefs.

      “He’s a constitutional lawyer,” she said. “A constitutional scholar. He is not going to make up the law.”

      Pryor’s family life also shaped his strong views on abortion. His mother remembers her eldest son sitting at the kitchen table the morning she and her husband discussed their concerns and disapproval of the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. “It affected him more than I realized,” she said.

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      • FLEEVY says:

        Pryor for Kennedy’s seat, Ted Cruz for Ginsburg’s! The left will be destroyed for two generations.

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        • Wend says:

          I like Janice Rogers Brown as well-former Calif. Supreme Court now DC Circuit.

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        • A2 says:

          Are you mad? Ted Lyin’ Cruz, anti-Trump and who knows what not (including his citizenship).
          Ginsberg, even if she expires, whilst sleeping in the court will need ‘proof of life’ until the Supremes announce her demise. By that time let’s get the Egyptians in to unwrap the mummy.

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        • deanbrh says:

          Ted Cruz is not on Trump’s list, thank God. Why would ANYONE want that Lyin’ POS on the Supreme court for life?

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        • H.R. says:

          Cruz is not on President Trump’s list of SC candidates. I think President Trump will stick to his list.

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          • H.R. says:

            Hmmm… deanbrh, your comment wasn’t visible when I posted, and I certainly wasn’t posting at 3:00 am. I wonder how that happened? Anyhow, at least two of us were paying attention to the list.

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            • Chris says:

              H.R. ,..
              “Hmmm… deanbrh, your comment wasn’t visible when I posted, and I certainly wasn’t posting at 3:00 am. I wonder how that happened? Anyhow, at least two of us were paying attention to the list.”
              ..I too have noticed that from time to time.. my guess.. and it’s only a guess,..
              ..is Word Press organizing posts according to the ” liked” count.. but being IT challenged, just a guess.. I am not using WordPress, so I follow by the members post time
              I need to find a WP tutorial for dummies,..
              Any recomedations from the treepers here??
              ..sure would help being more productive here ..
              Thanx in advance!!

              ..and He!! NO on cruz . If he was honest he would not seal his records, or even have to..
              ..DISQUALIFIED in my humble opinion, a MCconnall Uniparty plant .

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              • deanbrh says:

                Chris, I too need a WP Tutorial because i have lately been very vexed that many of the increasing ads between Sundance’s posts are vile leftist tracts. i tried to find a way to turn-off ads, like maybe I could subscribe and pay, which I would find very worthwhile, just to avoid the Fake News press 100%. Also I find it disconcerting that Word Press Reader does not put Sundance’s essays in chronological order, or any logical order that i can see. Also, I wonder how the clock-time gets placed on Comments, given we posters are scattered all over the world, literally. I was posting at 3 a.m., Pacific Time by the way.

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        • georgiafl says:

          I do not want Lyin’ Ted Sealed Papers Cuba Activist Drama Queen Cruz anywhere near the Supreme Court.

          Cruz’s perfidy should never be rewarded.

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        • Bob Thoms says:

          I don’t trust Ted Cruz……………….I would prefer to see a sitting jurist with a proven track record of conservative rulings over years of sitting on the bench.

          Cruz has proven he is capable of lying and deception.

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        • Linda says:

          A big, HUGE NO on Ted Cruz!!!

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      • farmhand1927 says:

        Biggest drawback to Pryor is his age. We need a staunch Constitutionalist to serve 35-40 years, without age induced dementia. The SCOTUS picks aren’t nearly as much for our benefit but for the benefit of our young family members.

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  11. citizen817 says:

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    • Sloth1963 says:

      I might just do that. I just got a new purple shirt and needed an excuse to show it off.

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    • Tom says:

      I’m tired of people elevating a job over an individual. I think quite a few people forget we have had an all-volunteer armed forces since 1975. I’m sorry, but in my book the military is no more special than the truck driver delivering your food to the market or the farmer growing that food or the clerk in the gas station or the firefighter at the local station.

      If people would stop volunteering to fight the M IC wars, we’d have a hell of a lot fewer of them. Defend your home ? Sure. Take out Saddam Hussein ? Not at all.

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      • Andy Krause says:

        It is better to attack the source of the problem. Fight over there and not here. Maybe letting the enemy attack your home before defending yourself is a bad idea. But what do I know? According to you we can just have the teamsters or UPS drivers take care it.

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  13. http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/04/evan-mcmullin-up-to-his-nevertrump-eyeballs-in-campaign-debt/

    McMullin, who jumped into the presidential race a few months before Election Day, still owes some $670,000 to vendors who helped his campaign, including more than half a million dollars to a law firm.
    . . . . And vendors are worried they might get stiffed.
    “From what I know, they do not have any capability or plans to pay all the vendors they still owe money,” says Tanner Leatham, owner and CEO of Utah-based Gathering Inc., which solicited signatures to get McMullin on the ballot in five states and is still owed more than $10,000. “They have told me they cannot pay us what they owe.”
    . . . . McMullin’s latest filing with the Federal Election Commission shows six companies with outstanding bills, the largest of which is the Florida-based law firm Hopping, Green & Sams, which is owed nearly $520,000. The firm declined to comment on the bills.

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  14. fleporeblog says:

    One of our fellow treeper by the name of Rick wrote this wonderful comments below in a thread where many might have missed it. Felt the need to share it

    It’s easy to want to go nuclear on the whole fckn establishment. Truthfully, I have come to believe over the past two years here, and knowing there are many others that think the way I do, Trump isn’t even focused on the shit heads in our Uni-party Congress.

    I think he has already sat down with his boys/girls; T-Rex, Gen Kelly, Old Mr. Ross, and the other TRUE supporting cast members and all have been given a real heads up from AG Sessions about the non-functioning and complicit obstructionists that exist in both Houses. These are smart folks.
    They will not lose playing long ball with lightweight punks like Ryan, Flake, Dems, etc….

    I think while the intent was real to Replace and Repeal O-Care and to have a new tax law in place early on, Trump let the boys in D.C. hang themselves on the first rodeo go-round, even though he took a few headshots. Now, I’m convinced that his Cabinet knows that the issues facing our Country in regard to past weak Foreign policy, is a much easier Win-Win situation for the President to confront. (which any President would have to anyway, excluding Obummer) Ironically, even the worse Anti-Trumpers are now starting to sing praises for Trump. (Ms. Lindsey Graham) Not as much because Trump has turned 180 degrees on his campaign positions in regard to Foreign intervention, but because the reality is that the Obstructionists have less control over him and no understanding what his Game Plan is there. He holds the Ace card in all element of surprise and he can’t be gamed by the DC Uni-party. Tillerson has been nothing short of masterful on the World stage. Kelly is cleaning up the Border and Sessions is just starting to roll.

    Gorka was great the other day when he said this Admin will not reveal their game plan in regard to what Trump will do as far as NK, Syria, Iran, Isis etc….Freezes the crap out of the Uni-party fools and the big money cabals who have milked the American middle class with their NWO directive over the past Four Administrations. They know that the man is beating them in at their own game. He has moved his queen out for attack (military strategy) while defending his King (domestic long ball) for the checkmate that will come later in 2018, 2020 and beyond.

    Trump controls the Military…our greatest signal source of World Strength. The Globalist greater fear. Yeah, it used to be “it’s the economy stupid”. No cheaper words uttered than that slogan by slick Politico’s who never did anything about helping Mr. & Mrs. America. Trump is already rocking Wall Street, while manufacturing and Made in AMERICA is back and vogue again. (Unemployment filings lowest since 2001) Folks, that’s beginning days of George W. (following peacetime days of Clinton)

    Yet, I really believe that the Military strength & initiative is what has taken everyone by surprise and have left many off guard. Where the hell did this come from, they ask? Trump’s plan to force China & Russia to pick sides is gamesmanship not seen since post WW2. Yes, scary times for sure, we all knew that. However, Trump has put he little Fatman front and center as the real emerging World menace. He has 30 nukes or so already. Scary shit! All the more beautiful for Trump to lay out the naive negotiation of Clinton-Albright past, the anchor now tied around the necks of mindless Dems, drowning them in their own Swamp of Worhless Foreign policy.

    The Iran deal will be laid on Obama’s neck too, and the Dem’s will have to listen to how Trump had to clean up this mess also, that this all happened because of Dem over-reaching domestic policies neglecting a strong military and our countries long-term security. This is a winning marketing plan, as good as American Apple pie. Why do you think Pence is now on aircraft carriers? Why is he giving tough looks facing North on the DMZ? Why the trip to the Orient? This isn’t just photo op time. Shit is going to get serious. We pray that it will be swift and with a quick resolve. Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, World allies know that the Little Fat man has crossed the line. The World knows his missiles and he, MUST GO. Trump knows it too. The Globalists don’t know what Trump knows, nor what he will do. If he plays it right, he’ll right his own ticket for us for the next 50 years. Supreme Court, Domestic Policy, New World respect on Foreign Policy and America First Trade deals.

    Even now, before the military action hits, Trump’s winning in so many ways. It’s reported that 89% of media is Negative Trump and the guy just flat out breaks their balls every day. He just doesn’t quit. So, how could I quit him? No folks, for me it really is about WINNING! Trump will get the Domestic agenda moving in time. Ideally, if there wasn’t a Uni-Party and a Obstructionist media, Domestic changes would have happened already. T.A.R.P. for Obummer was just theft and payback to the Globalist cabal. The puppet was in place. We all lost. No more. Trump is independent. It’s best he strengthens our Global position first now. Immigration is coming to a screeching halt, which does make us safer and in light of World events, it may be the best thing for now at home. The Wall is going up for bid and trial sections in Otay Mesa (8 miles from me) will be constructed soon. (I’ll be sending weekly pics to you Treepers, so you can smile daily)

    So much more to write….so much more to talk about. Yet, in one final blast of wind remember to tune out the MSM…seek your own knowledge and don’t be fed pablum by the Media or the Politicians. This site is a good medicine for what we need NOW. That’s reinforcement. Keep each other strong. It’s not being rah, rah but more the realization that what has been destroyed for decades cannot be righted in 100 days or 1 year. Let’s be real. It’s a real fight and we all know it.
    However, no greater victory could have happened for us other than what did happen on the night of Nov 8th, 2016. Another day that will really live in infamy.

    Stay strong and even recognize that Breibart, Fox, Drudge and all of the experts have their own agendas. That’s OK! So do we.

    Our agenda is the real agenda though. It’s a fight for the future of our way of life. We must stay strong, continue our unwavering support for the President and to keep exposing the demons by hook or crook, by Twitter or Facebook, or by any other means that shows WE WILL NOT BACK DOWN! May God Bless and May God Bless America.

    Liked by 47 people

    • FLEEVY says:

      I laughed, I cried – stellar work. Make America great again!

      Liked by 6 people

    • tellthetruth2016 says:

      Great post, fle …

      Liked by 6 people

    • Wend says:

      Fabulous! Thank you-(Yours are great as well!).

      Liked by 4 people

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Thanks Rick and Flepore. I agree, I really do. It is what I have been thinking only my thoughts were not so clearly organized. And I really believe an important service we can provide here is to keep our spirits up and strong during the trying times ahead. God bless us, every one!

      Liked by 10 people

    • Serena says:

      Thanks for sharing this,Fleporeblog ! Thanks Rick for posting this. It’s beautiful and awesome! BRAVO!!!!

      Liked by 7 people

    • rednighthawk says:

      That was a tremendous post. Timely, truthful, and it’ll help buck me up living here in liberal land! Thanks to both Rick and Fle for sharing this incredible comment.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Best post in the early morning comments in a long time. Thanks Flepore and Rick

      Liked by 2 people

      • daughnworks247 says:

        As always, wonderful post.
        We’re not going anywhere. We are all here for the duration and we know the establishment will not be easy to unseat.

        Like

    • Weeper says:

      Just read it!!!! Much appreciation for the post. MAGA!

      Liked by 1 person

    • 7delta says:

      I agree with poster Rick, felporeblog. The Syrian missile strike surprised me, but after watching and thinking about the big picture, it makes sense. Previous administrations and the web of homegrown and foreign fellow globalists have created a mess that may serve them, but not anyone else.

      To MAGA, the world has to be seen as a big, multi-level fixer-upper. Clean out the threats, generally created or unleashed by design, by various players, and easily used to derail MAGA, then persuade certain players it’s in their best interest to get on the Trump train. Trump’s very good at explaining and demonstrating the “benefits” of cooperating, the most important of which are real and enticing in-the-pocket benefits. They also know that if Trump walks away from the table, there’s a very high probability they will be left with their best laid plans shredded, like confetti. That’s not in their best interest.

      It took me a bit to put perspective on why, in the big picture, it really doesn’t matter who gassed or orchestrated a show in Syria. The MOAB was also a direct hit…to more than one party. N. Korea is clean-up on aisle Asia. Iran has a dangerously unstable floor all to itself. The beams propping it up must be kicked out too, by getting the beams’ providers to see the benefits of doing it themselves. It’s good psychology too. When people decide for themselves, it sticks. When forced, it creates resentment.

      I think we’ll eventually know the broader truth about lots of things. I’m confident Trump already knows and I don’t expect everyone involved to go quietly into the goodnight of ruin and life sentences, but what matters is the message and we can be sure all parties got it. I heard that Allen West said, maybe slightly paraphrased: “If you want to send a message, send flowers. If you want to be sure the message is received, send missiles.” Cleaning out the foreign and domestic viper’s nest, while getting some bad actors in the world to stabilize their “hotspots”, is essential to our safety, which is essential to rebuilding our prosperity, as well as the world’s. “A rising tide raises all boats.”

      China and Russia’s relationship has fractures now. That’s a good thing. Both have economic skin in the game. Putin’s smart. He’ll consider his best interest. Xi may be a communist dictator, but he’s not dumb either. I think he will deal with Kim, because the NOK regime no longer serves his best interest. Kim is now a liability that needs to be taken out and Xi will be happy to do it. Trump will be happy to let him. It’s China’s responsibility.

      A NOK nuke launch would be a disaster for China. Xi wants to maintain his power and he wants to make money, if he and China’s economy are to survive. A war-ravaged China (as well as their trade base’s) would set China back a 1000 years and no one would probably know where to find Xi’s remains. That wouldn’t be in Xi’s best interest.

      We may even see North and South Korea unite, since China will no longer have to expend resources to keep Kim in power as a threat tool or inline to prevent his increasingly crazy self from taking down China with him. A united, open-market Korea benefits China in many ways, including PR, as abused and starved N. Koreans emerge, praising China as their savior. I give Kim Jong Unstable no more than around 6-8 weeks. Maybe less.

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  15. tradmomof3 says:

    We need to stop taking the FAKE BASE bait. They thrive on drama. Think Huge. Think Big League. He always plays the long game & always wins!! Let Trump be Trump. We are winning!

    Liked by 15 people

  16. Gil says:

    Would a few of you with the time provide a timeline and context for what is going on with Jason Chaffetz? A politician like this doesnt up and quit. I remember back in the day when he was on glenn beck and he was this tea party guy at first. At the end of becks show run, like michelle Bachman, he was a typical politician. Whats going on that has him quitting “to spend time with his family”? Thanks.

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  17. MaineCoon says:

    Two women charged with a hate crime for burning Trump sign.

    About time.

    https://heatst.com/life/maryland-women-charged-with-hate-crime-for-burning-trump-sign/

    Liked by 7 people

  18. tradmomof3 says:

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  19. bazmaca says:

    The Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull today announced that the illegal immigrant swap deal is done and dusted and he does not need to raise the issue with VP Pence when he arrives in Australia.
    We in Aust know he is an arrogant ‘empty suit’. I hope VP Pence knows it.

    Liked by 7 people

  20. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/prisoners-family-trump-personally-engaged-egypt-to-save-aid-workers/article/2620866

    An American woman and her Egyptian husband who had been imprisoned by the Egyptian government for three years arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland late Thursday and will visit President Trump at the White House on Friday.

    Aya Hijazi and Mohamed Hassanein were among the group of six aid workers who were locked up in 2014 over allegations of child abuse and trafficking charges.

    After years of failed negotiations by the Obama administration, a family member of the couple credited Trump with “personally” stepping in to free him and his wife, as well as the four others.

    Liked by 13 people

    • georgiafl says:

      Well….I’d like to know if they were guilty as charged. Anyone named Mohammed dealing with children needs to be investigated microscopically. Too many of them in the child slave and child p0rn businesses.

      Liked by 3 people

  21. fleporeblog says:

    SD or any Treepers please tell me if I am wrong for saying this.

    Our President has said he wants a trillion dollar reduction in actual spending for 2018. If Congress decides to do their Continuing Resolution (CR), that means our President has an open checkbook. If he is given a CR, can he still decide to cut that trillion dollars and enact his own internal budget and there is nothing congress can do about it? Would a CR allow him to put money towards the wall?

    Liked by 8 people

  22. citizen817 says:

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  23. sunnydaze says:

    Israeli group holds free BBQ outside of prison where Palestinians are holding a Hunger Strike.

    Call me cruel, but I feel like this is pretty creative, ultimately harmless way to handle the situation:

    https://www.rt.com/news/385475-israel-prison-barbecue-palestine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

    Liked by 10 people

    • whatfreshnell says:

      Menu, please!

      Liked by 2 people

      • Chris says:

        ..”Menu, please!”

        If it was my house, or I had anything to do with the Menu,
        It would be a large Pork butt, rubbed down with the house favorite mix, in the smoker early after sitting in the fridge overnite ..
        .. long and slow@ 225 degrees .
        somehow I don’t think that will win any awards in that part of the world..may even cause a riot.. it does in my yard ! maybe that was the plan .

        Like

        • SteveInCO says:

          In Israel, pork would be unlikely, because the one thing they all have in common is religious restrictions on pork.

          Nonetheless I like the spirit of your suggestion.

          Like

    • H.R. says:

      I’m assuming the prison is downwind from the BBQ.

      Liked by 1 person

    • NJF says:

      Cruel? Not really when considering what the “prisoners” are convicted for.

      Like

    • SteveInCO says:

      On a side note, in many cases hunger strikers are force fed to “break” the strike.

      Personally, I’d let ’em starve. Give them every chance to eat, but not force them to do so.

      Like

  24. Liked by 9 people

  25. fleporeblog says:

    Pam posted this earlier yesterday. It is truly mortifying. This is beyond crazy and not only should he be killed in my mind but the 5 mothers that molested their kids to send him the photos should be killed as well!

    From the article:

    At sentencing, the government presented evidence that at least five women complied with Randazzo’s solicitations and sexually abused children in order to satisfy his sexual desires. Randazzo’s victims ranged in age from a few months to eight years old, and he traveled out of state to watch two of them be molested in person. Randazzo arranged to have the 8-year-old victim drugged so that he would not remember the abuse.h

    Liked by 7 people

  26. citizen817 says:

    Liked by 9 people

    • NYGuy54 says:

      I really like this guy’s public optimism.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Mary Kate Conly says:

        I don’t know much about Deep State / Uniparty / GOPe stuff & Pence. And I don’t know how effective he’ll be wrangling Congress to adopt America First.

        But I know this guy looks great in public. What a credit to the office he holds. His personality, his media appearances, his family – just perfection for this role IMHO.

        And that debate against Kreepy Kaine the Dentally Challenged Klintoon Krony – amazing. Remember how much we all loved that debate?

        Liked by 4 people

  27. fleporeblog says:

    I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this earlier yesterday in reference to our VP. I am at a point where I no longer have a doubt about our VP. This man believes in our President and knows that he takes his role as Commander and Chief above all other duties as President. Mike Pence is a good man and a religious man. There is no question that it is real and not an act.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63%of Likely U.S. Voters think Pence is qualified to assume the responsibilities of the presidency, while 32% don’t think he’s qualified to fill that position. These figures include 40% who say he is Very Qualified and 15% who believe he is Not At All Qualified.

    40% of Democrats Think Pence is Qualified to be President.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/april_2017/40_of_democrats_think_pence_is_qualified_to_be_president

    I had stated that his faith may regrettably stop him from being our 46th President. He will not put it aside to advance his career. There are not many people that would put God above their personal advancement in this day and age. Hopefully these results prove me to be wrong and allow VP Pence to follow in the footsteps of our current President in 2025!

    Liked by 2 people

    • yohio says:

      He’s doing that well because those polled hate Trump and if can get rid of Trump they think they can live with Pence. Notice they said assume the Presidency

      Liked by 3 people

      • A2 says:

        I have never has a doubt about the VP. I even won a virtual bet here that he would be chosen. Very sourly paid off–virtually of course. 😀

        Liked by 2 people

      • singingsoul says:

        yohio says: “He’s doing that well because those polled hate Trump and if can get rid of Trump they think they can live with Pence. Notice they said assume the Presidency”
        ______________________
        Mika and Joe hint they want Pence and Ryan as VP. Maybe they all want to create strive between VP and President..?

        Like

    • Rudy Bowen says:

      He’s going to be a bit long in the tooth by then, isn’t he?
      Besides, I have someone else in mind.

      Like

    • Peter says:

      Like Pence as VP, would be a big downer as president – the man is not Trump, far from it – would be a sleeper, all talk, no action.

      Trump picked him for a role he is good at – asking people if he would make a good president is gaslighting, anyone but trump.

      I pray Trump is protected and no harm comes to him as Pence would kill the dream. Maybe I’ll change my mind in year 8, but I don’t think so. He is filling his role, let’s leave it at that.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Sunshine says:

      In eight years, he wins a straight eight-year run.

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Sunshine says:

    Mattis was in Egypt today. And we saw nothing.
    Look at the faces in the photo – everybody is very happy:
    https://www.voanews.com/a/defense-secretary-mattis-egypt/3817954.html

    Liked by 6 people

  29. jeans2nd says:

    While the U.S. Ministry of Propoganda, our very own Very Fake News has been spreading lies, here is some Trump Truth, courtesy of Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD.

    Dr. Ben has been quietly doing his job, researching HUD laws and regulations, and applying Trump Team ingenuity and American creativity to bring new solutions to old problems.

    Dr. Ben is fulfilling another of POTUS’ campaign promises, integrating with builders and the U.S. Department of Labor, with local community leaders and educators, and with other Cabinet Secretaries, to more fully implement Public Private Partnerships (P3).

    Some recent Dr. Ben headlines –

    “HUD Secretary Ben Carson told Newsmax TV on Thursday that that his agency would tap into a little-used federal program that requires builders for hiring low-income residents to work on construction projects.”

    “We’re going to put much more emphasis on Section 3, which requires HUD builders to use low-income residents as employees during the construction of these various developments and in the redevelopment of places,” Carson, 65, who took over the Department of Housing and Urban Development last month, told “The Joe Pags Show” in an interview.”

    “It’s largely ignored right now,” he said of the program, enacted in 1968 under the Johnson administration. “We’re going to change that by emphasizing it in a different way and incentivizing people to use it.”
    https://www.newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/ben-carson-hud-builders-hire/2017/04/20/id/785537/

    The Joe Pags Show | Dr. Ben Carson on running for president and joining the Trump administration
    http://www.newsmaxtv.com/Shows/The-Joe-Pags-Show/vid/dxYTJ2YTE6T5KtGmuNIb_l1Ivlj85Rtn

    Secretary Ben Carson Kicks Off Public Housing P3
    http://myinforms.com/en-us/a/269906579-secretary-ben-carson-kicks-off-public-housing-p3/

    New HUD administration’s possible increased efforts on public-private partnerships
    http://web20.nixonpeabody.com/ahrc/Pages/Most_Recent_Posts.aspx

    Dr. Ben Carson Discusses American Solutions
    http://www.delawarepolitics.net/dr-ben-carson-discusses-american-solutions/

    Making Decisions Today to Ensure Project Success Tomorrow
    https://www.bilzin.com/we-think-big/insights/events/2017/02/making-decisions-to-ensure-project-success

    Dr. Ben Carson Reads “The Grouchy Ladybug” To Kids At White House Easter Egg Roll
    http://4newstalk.com/politics/dr-ben-carson/dr-ben-carson-reads-the-grouchy-ladybug-to-kids-at-white-house-easter-egg-roll/

    Ladies and gentlemen, please ignore the created drama the Very Fake News provides. The Trump Administration is working for America, for US, exactly as President Trump said would happen.

    Our future and our kid’s future has never looked brighter.

    Liked by 15 people

  30. A2 says:

    The fake and gossipy news is in full flight. Donald Trump embarrassing himself, Mrs Trump a prisoner of her husband (based on psychotherapy, thank you Mr Wilbur), Pres Trump buying in to China’s ‘history’ of Korea, and an Aussie senator N. Xenophon, warning that China will sink Aussie navy ships as a warning to the US, and so on and so forth.

    It doesn’t get crazier.

    In the meantime, our reality time, the adults, aka, Pres Trump’s Administration, is moving inexorably towards righting these United States. Added bonus, the world.

    Liked by 6 people

  31. citizen817 says:

    Tweet from the Dimocrat side of the UniParty
    McFaul was ambassador to Russia until 2014

    Liked by 7 people

  32. Troublemaker says:

    Kudlow says he has heard that Mark Meadows has been in negotiations with the Senate moderates on Health Care bill, and that if the House passes it the Senate will likely pass it through quickly. He also says most of the issues go back to the state.
    ——-
    Healthcare could get jammed through Senate really fast: Kudlow
    CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow says healthcare can get passed through the Senate sooner than expected.

    http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000611819

    Liked by 2 people

  33. Troublemaker says:

    Major Insurance Company Ditches Obamacare, Profits Skyrocket
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/18/major-insurance-company-ditches-obamacare-profits-skyrocket/?utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

    Excerpt:
    UnitedHealthcare Group’s quarterly profit skyrocketed after the insurance provider drastically downsized its participation in the Obamacare exchanges.

    The company’s profit rose by 35 percent in the first-quarter of 2017, and expanded nearly every aspect of its operation, including its participation in Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans.

    Liked by 5 people

  34. citizen817 says:

    Liked by 8 people

  35. Dora says:

    This should be a hate crime.

    ==

    University of Alaska Anchorage Hangs Professor’s Painting of Decapitated President Trump

    The University of Alaska Anchorage is currently displaying an “art piece” from an assistant professor that depicts a naked Captain America holding President Trump’s decapitated head.
    The painting will be on display for a month at the campus gallery.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/04/university-alaska-hangs-professors-painting-decapitated-president-trump/

    Liked by 1 person

  36. KevinK says:

    Why is the DOJ going after Julian Assange now? Under Obama the DOJ didn’t pursue charges because they new that that would mean also going after the New York Times and other media companies that published the leaks. During the campaign Trump reveled in the Wikileaks and now his AG is planning to arrest Assange? Seems hypocritical to me. I would bet that many if not most Trump supporters view Assange as a hero. Is the Trump administration out of touch with it’s base? Jeff Session’s should be locking up the Clinton’s not trying to lock up Assange and Marijuana users (which would include many Trump supporters).

    Liked by 1 person

    • missmarple2 says:

      Jeff Sessions has a lot on his plate. He is of the highest integrity, an excellent choice for attorney general.

      Trump’s base has all sorts of people. Griping about marijuana (which is still a federally illegal substance) tells me that you are wanting selective prosecution and/or ignoring of the law. Good attorney generals don’t pick and choose which laws will be enforced. That’s for people like Loretta Lynch.

      Liked by 7 people

  37. Dora says:

    Liked by 5 people

    • Peter says:

      Trump is right….Media is the pump that feeds the snowflakes.

      Snowflakes are everywhere, as seen on election night here in this 30 second clip (language warning)

      Like

    • p'odwats says:

      We don’t have a media anymore. It’s the Democrat propaganda machine we’re seeing everyday in TV and print. Thirty years ago I had a WW2 vet as my high school political science teacher, and he warned us that the American media was morphing into a mouthpiece for leftist politics and throwing away it’s objectivity. He was a self professed Democrat but hardly the kind of nutcase that represents that party today. There were still reasonable people with a D by their names when I was a teenager. It was the mid-eighties and it was in Southern California. At that time the state was still leaning Republican so I didn’t give his words much thought. Fast forward to the present and that now deceased teacher was so on the money with his prediction. As for California well you know how bad this place has become since the Dems have taken total control of it.

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  38. Christine says:

    Vice President Mike Pence is landing here in Sydney, Australia right now, for 3 days! I’m Queensland. (It’s 9.17pm Friday here).

    Please note: our MSM is as vile, Leftist, anti-President Trump + regressive as yours. So, just as you all ignore USA’s MSM, please do so with ours, about VP Pence.

    Do take note of the spectacular vista of our country though (with volume off)!

    Our Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is a Green Lefty Globalist UniParty ex-Goldman Sachs Chairman + MD who hijacked our Conservative Party 20 months ago, knifing our fabulous 1st term PM Tony Abbott. He’s an evil snake.

    God bless VP Pence.

    Liked by 9 people

  39. youme says:

    Trump could not have come at a better time.
    If you are white you are an obstacle:
    “… States and localities with significant black populations are beginning to recognize the whiteness of the teacher corps as an obstacle to student achievement.”

    The blatant anti-white bigotry and naked hypocrisy of the NYT is breathtaking.

    Liked by 2 people

    • JohnP says:

      PBS is in the third month of Black History Month.

      Liked by 4 people

    • wyntre says:

      Blacks refuse to work in the trenches, er, classroom.
      The few who manage to finish their degree and get their certification invariably hold out for support staff positions.
      They know what the little thugs are capable of and want no part of it.
      At least, that was my experience working in the bowels of Spanish Harlem and Paterson (Lean-on-Me) NJ.

      OTOH, NYS has just deep-sixed the reading comprehension portion of the state teacher exams because it’s discriminatory against blacks and other cultures so maybe blacks will be forced into the classroom after all. /s

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  40. JohnP says:

    Kurdish women fighters free 140 Yazidis from IS near Syria’s Raqqah
    https://komnews.org/kurdish-women-fighters-free-140-yazidis-near-syrias-raqqa/

    ISIS ask Turkey for help –

    Liked by 2 people

  41. duchess01 says:

    WHITE HOUSE LIVE – 04/21/2017

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/live

    Like

  42. KBR says:

    US Code 871

    “Whoever…knowingly and willfully… makes any such threat against the President, President-elect, Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President, or Vice President-elect, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.”

    Why does a so called “artist” hanging a painting of the severed head of our current POTUS not get fined or imprisoned?

    “Art” should not be exempted from the law. This is a distinct and visual threat.

    https://triggerreset.net/2017/04/20/university-of-alaska-anchorage-assistant-professor-of-painting-displays-trump-severed-head-painting-at-faculty-art-exhibition/

    Liked by 4 people

  43. missmarple2 says:

    Sundance,

    Someone is pushing this guy to run for something. He shouldn’t be anywhere near the Senate. For one thing, I am dead certain he would get himself on the Intelligence Committee.

    http://www.ksl.com/?sid=43939486&nid=757&title=poll-evan-mcmullin-beats-sen-orrin-hatch-in-head-to-head-matchup

    Liked by 2 people

  44. rashamon says:

    When a picture is worth thousand words. Venezuela? Heck. South side of Chicago under Friends of Obama.

    https://fee.org/articles/your-socialism-is-bad-and-you-should-feel-bad/

    Liked by 1 person

  45. John22 says:

    James Murdoch’s wife is a crazed lefty that works for the Clinton Climate Initiative.

    Liked by 1 person

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