July 14th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #176

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1,428 Responses to July 14th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #176

  1. ALEX says:

    I think this was one of the best articles I have read on the crisis(rape etc)in Europe with refugees(mainly Afghan)…It’s a well reasoned five page first hand account that was surprising to me from a women who has spent her entire life dealing with refugees…


    This is not an article that has been fun for me to write. I have worked on issues related to refugees for much of my professional life, from the Pakistani camps during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan to Yemen, Sudan, Thailand, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Lebanon, Bosnia, Nicaragua and Iraq, and have deep sympathy for their plight.

    But nowhere had I encountered a phenomenon like this one. I had seen refugees trapped in circumstances that made them vulnerable to rape, by camp guards or soldiers. But for refugees to become perpetrators of this crime in the place that had given them asylum?

    That was something new. Further, my personal and professional life has endowed me with many Afghan and Afghan American friends, and there is nothing collectively psychopathic about them. They are doctors, shopkeepers, owners of Japanese restaurants, airport sedan drivers, entrepreneurs, IT experts, salesladies at Macy’s—they’re like everyone else. The parent generation tends to be a bit stiff, formal and etiquette conscious.

    It is impossible to imagine any of them engaging in the sort of outlandish, bizarre and primitive sexual aggression their young compatriots are becoming infamous for. Yet here we are.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Howie says:

      Seems like they will smile in yer face an stab you the second ya turn yer back.

      Liked by 4 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      The author of this article is “confused” because he/she is apparently ignorant of one very important FACT here: These people -90% of them- are NOT “refugees”.

      Gawd, did he/she not see the reels of footage showing 1000’s of young males flooding thru farming villages, etc. on their way up to the Northern European welfare-benefits Paradise countries? No women, no children, no families. Just 1000’s and 1000’s of 16- 30 YO males.

      BS like this is why Europe is doomed. The fact that they won’t even call out the Media lie that these are “Refugees”.


  2. Howie says:

    Why Republicans Exempted Their Own Insurance From Obamacare Rollback
    The unusual nature of staff and member health benefit

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  3. sg says:

    I thought the renegade Judge in HI’s latest ruling just applied to HI –even tho it would still be wrong. if i understand correctly, the b*stard just told the Justice Dept. their interpretation of the SC ruling is incorrect and has ordered the Govt. to begin letting basically everyone with any family connection at all , in. This can’t stand. of course ann coulter is calling for his impeachment and blasting Congress. Fine. now begin the impeachment invest. in the House –how long will that take? and then if the House does impeach him, the senate has to try him. so, be quiet ann.there has to be a quicker solution.

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    • Howie says:

      SCOTUS will deal with him. The House could abolish his court but they will not. When Trump gets a couple more justices they will toe the line. Alls they can do is delay.


    • Ghostrider says:

      There is a better way than impeachment. Reorganization. Simply break-up and downsize the 9th circuit, including Hawaii.

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    • There have only been 15 Federal judges (all levels) impeached during our entire history.
      Eight of those were convicted in the Senate, four were acquitted, and the other three resigned before a trial could take place.

      The convictions were all for totally outrageous, obvious criminal behavior or unfitness, things like waging war against the government, income tax evasion, taking bribes (with documentation) and being drunk on the bench. There’s never been an impeachment over something like interpreting laws differently from how other courts or judges might rule.

      One may consider the Hawaiian judge’s ruling as objectionable or immoral, but it simply isn’t criminal – therefore, not impeachable. Federal judges are placed in the jobs to interpret law any way they see fit. You’ll never get him removed for doing his actual job in a manner that voters, legislators or the administration disagree with.

      We’ve had about 3,500 individuals in these lifetime jobs to date, so less than one half of 1% of them ever got impeached for any reason. Sure, this decision can be overruled, but the judge will still not be removed from the bench. Congress won’t be dissolving any entire circuits either. That has never happened.

      Liked by 1 person

      • CorwinAmber says:

        And, of course, one of these 8 convicted idiots is now serving as a Congressman from Florida – the (dis)honourable Alcee Hastings from Florida, sigh…

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      • dilonsfo says:

        One again you are correct. One just has to look at the many interpretations the Supreme Court has made over the years to realize what you say is correct. The idea of the federal lower court is to make decisions on matters. The federal appeals court is there to determine if that decision was correct or not. If there are still disagreements about the matter then it is taken up to the Supreme Court to ascertain if they will hear arguments about the matter. If the Supreme Court decides it will hear the matter then whatever decision they make is the end the case. The matter must be taken up in the lower court in order for the Supreme Court to re-consider their decision.

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    • mimbler says:

      I think the Roberts consensus opinion invited this type of liberal intervention. It didn’t define close relationship, which meant no matter how PDJT DOJ defined it, it could be overturned by a liberal district court judge. Roberts is either being blackmailed, or was never a conservative. He is sabotaging us at every opportunity.

      I vehemently disagree with this HI judge, but there is no basis for impeachment for him giving a judgement on a deliberately undefined matter.

      Liked by 4 people

  4. sg says:

    Here is a solution lets imitate the UK and give our “Henry” these powers just for a year. 😉

    Henry VIII clauses
    The Government sometimes adds this provision to a Bill to enable the Government to repeal or amend it after it has become an Act of Parliament. The provision enables primary legislation to be amended or repealed by subordinate legislation with or without further parliamentary scrutiny.

    Such provisions are known as Henry VIII clauses, so named from the Statute of Proclamations 1539 which gave King Henry VIII power to legislate by proclamation.


  5. BakoCarl says:

    So, it’s now past 9pm eastern . . . and the huge news announcement . . . Trump tape, live by SecDef Mattis and SoS Tillerman is . . . wait for it . . . crickets.

    . . . maybe it’s just late. Yeah, that’s it.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. sg says:

    Larry Schweikart‏ @LarrySchweikart 21m21 minutes ago

    Resorts World Casino begins $400m expansion at South Ozone Park (NY) 1000 jobs

    Cook County lays off 300. A good start.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. wheatietoo says:

    This is crazy.
    We’re broke, have massive Debt and our infrastructure is crumbling…yet Congress voted to spend money on sex change operations?

    At least Duncan Hunter had the guts to speak out against it:

    Liked by 11 people

    • Zennalou says:

      Gov. pays for sex change, yet Medicare does not cover a $60 rental for a knee scooter for someone with a broken ankle, to maneuver around their home and remain independent.
      Don’t know about now, but in the 90’s Medicare would not pay for a Vitamin B12 injection for someone with Pernicious Anemia, and that B12 was life or death.

      Liked by 5 people

    • rf121 says:

      My POS congressman was on the list. He just got emailed. He gets primaried or I vote dem. He has to go.

      Liked by 2 people

    • mireilleg says:

      It’s insane. Now all would be trans whatever only have to join the service to cover the very expensive transition and get it free. Let alone about the effect on the force. Insane!

      Liked by 2 people

  8. L. says:

    There was mention by someone posting here this afternoon of possible comments being made by Mr. Tillerson, Mr. Mattis and a recording of President Trump this evening at 9. We don’t have cable and are trying to look on YouTube for a mention of this. I’m wondering if anyone has seen something. Thanks

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  9. sg says:

    a real conundrum. the Repubs. are deplorable in so many ways. yet, the “solution” is to deliver the House (and Trump and the Nation) into the hands of the despicable Pelosi, Waters, Maloney,Wrangel, et al ?? Give the House to those demented, diabolical people?? no way. no way.we’ve to to work on changing the Party slowly but surely. but letting the crazy, wacko demonic left take over. no.


    • camulla says:

      Voting for Democrats would deliver this administration and our president to Democrats who hate us and this nation. The solution is not to vote for Democrats or opt out of voting, but not voting is easier than admitting that the lack of involvement in our political process is what has gotten us to this situation, complaining on the internet, and leaving it to leadership at the local level to decide for us who should be our candidates.

      If President Trump had had the attitude that is prevalent from people on here and from people on the internet, he never would have run for office and we would have President Clinton. The comments on here are valuable, and the posters here care about our nation, but we can’t ask and tell the administration to do it all. If we want candidates who represent us and we want the policies we comment that we want, we can’t sit back and let the leftist base determine what Congress does through their contacts with our Republican representatives, and we have to call our representatives, start talking to people in our communities about the accomplishments of the administration and the obstruction from Democrats and some Republicans, and we must stop being defeatist.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. sg says:

    Don’t know what his theory is about ..but it got a re-tweet from prof. schweikart.

    Thomas Wictor‏ @ThomasWictor

    Since the AP and Washington Post are NOW reporting on DNC collusion, it’s clear that @DonaldJTrumpJr ran a counter-set-up.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Timmy-the-Ute says:

    Good News everyone. With Trump as President it is the Reagan years all over again. They bought back Duck Tails.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Pam says:

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  13. Martin says:

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    • wheatietoo says:

      I love how he saluted and maintained his salute while our people went by.

      Our military hasn’t had a CiC treat them with this level of respect, since Eisenhower.
      It is long overdue…and makes me love our President even more.

      Liked by 7 people

  14. JoD says:

    I must be getting old. I can’t find the clip.
    Yesterday on Fox and Friends, DeSantis (R-FL) was asked about “the meeting.”
    He said that when he saw the picture of Natalia Veselnitskaya, he recognized her immediately.
    Because I couldn’t find the clip…paraphrasing.
    Per DeSantis, she has been all over DC for some time and he has seen her multiple times.
    IMO, this one is going to be the mother of all boomerangs for the Dems.

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Pam says:

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  16. MK Wood says:

    Stumbled upon a journalist who is on point. She has some very interesting articles. Two of which are linked below.

    The first is from today and goes into why Julian Assange’s twitter account is not verified. It also covers a known fake psy-op account.

    The second is her attack on MSM and things to do to lesson their impact.

    I doubt she is a conservative. She may not even be a full Trump supporter. She is against the establishment and we need all the help we can get (think swamp drain).

    View story at Medium.com

    View story at Medium.com

    And I will end this with one of her tweets if anyone wants to check her out and the link to the article in that tweet.


    Liked by 3 people

  17. sg says:

    Jack Posobiec
    🇺🇸‏Verified account @JackPosobiec

    CNN Journalist Rashard Elijah Posted Tweets About Date Rape, Anti-White Hate, and Worse


  18. sg says:

    Jack Posobiec 1h1 hour ago

    Democrat Congressman Jamie Raskin Pushes for Non-Citizen Voting

    lets check our anger against some of the Repubs. at the voting booth. no way these left wing loons can be allowed back in.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. sunnydaze says:

    This young woman is amazing! Remains so calm and clear-thinking while discussing the BS at Evergreen (and on so many campuses, etc).

    She needs more viewers!

    Liked by 4 people

    • piper567 says:

      thanks sunnydaze…its nice to hear a young person capable of analyzing what is going on around her, and displaying her ability to put her analysis into clear statements of fact.
      gives one a little hope.
      I do wonder what these cretinous “students” are planning on doing with their lives after they “graduate”, just stay on soros’ payroll?

      Liked by 1 person

  20. nkmommy says:

    At the mall tonight I had a funny thought as I saw the many store windows with tacky, sleezy clothes. Mind you, I don’t mean to be sacrilegious as I’m a faithful Catholic, but as I saw those clothes I thought, “What Would Melania Wear?” You know, as in the popular “WWJD?”

    Liked by 2 people

  21. wheatietoo says:

    It’s probably wrong…but I thought this was funny:

    Would love to see this car show up when the BLM or Antifa Scum are out blocking a road!

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Martin says:

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  23. budmc says:

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  24. wheatietoo says:


  25. maggiemoowho says:

    Natalia Veselnitskaya held a viewing of “The Magnitsky Act” on June 13, 2016. Photos of the event were published in a Daily Mail article, and were taken by a woman named Natalia Budaeva(Arno). Budaeva(Arno)is President of the Free Russia Foundation. She is also the person in this photo with John McCain and Mark Feygin. Funny how she knew who to take photos of.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. MrE says:

    ANOTHER person who was going to expose the Clinton Foundation has been shot in the head – police have labeled it a “suicide.”


    Liked by 2 people

  27. maggiemoowho says:

    Ok, just found this, sorry if it’s been posted already, but it gives the background info on how the Trump Jr meeting came about and why Natalia contacted Rob Goldstone to set up the meeting. Natalia’s friend Heidi Hautala posted it on her twitter acct, so maybe its legit. Heidi is the wife of the producer of the movie “The Magnitsky Act” and helped set up viewings of the movie(even though most were rejected)



  28. M. Mueller says:

    For those who think there is nothing for Sec. Sessions to be busy with: Good vs Evil. Pray! 17 min,


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