July 17th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #179

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Presidency.

trump-president-3

This thread will refresh daily and appear above the Open Discussion Thread.

President Trump Twitter @POTUS / Vice President Pence Twitter @VP

Sean Spicer Twitter @PressSec

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

869 Responses to July 17th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #179

  1. Bendix says:

    Did we already know this?
    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/haiti/article160983614.html
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-16/haiti-official-who-exposed-clinton-foundation-found-dead
    Most of the articles do not mention the Clinton Foundation.
    BTW, the Clinton Foundation is still a thing; it was the CGI that went away.

    Liked by 7 people

  2. Martin says:

    Liked by 11 people

  3. mazziflol says:

    The safari park is open for business.

    “Police commanders made the decision not to make any arrests, as to not escalate the situation, and the crowd disbursed within in few hours.”

    Tell me where else a mob of 500 can be lawless and get away with it?

    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/07/17/flash-mob-of-500-teens-confront-philly-police/

    Liked by 8 people

  4. fleporeblog says:

    Folks it will all come down to the CBO score for the Cruz amendment! The WAPO is scared. They decided a few minutes ago to put out an article that kills the Cruz amendment. They think the # of people that won’t be insured will rise drastically if the amendment stays. Their argument at this point still revolves around the 5% of Americans that don’t get their healthcare from their employer and have preexisting conditions. They believe that the 95% of Americans that want to purchase a non Obamacare policy (which the Cruz amendment allows) shouldn’t have this option because they would no longer subsidize the 5%.

    The WAPO is basically saying that the Forgotten Men and Women need to remain forgotten in order to service the 5%. They realize that without that money, the 5% will drown! What they will not say is that one of the biggest reasons for keeping the tax on the wealthiest Americans is to subsidize that 5%. They are PETRIFIED that Americans will realize that Obamacare was never needed in the first place. That it was a scam from day one. The same way Americans are realizing the Paris Accord was a GIANT scam!

    SD wrote an incredible piece recently explaining exactly the schem!

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/06/25/hhs-secretary-dr-tom-price-interview-with-dana-bash-discussion-senate-healthcare-bill/

    From the article linked above:

    Notice how the various “concerns”, amid all of the politically charged discussion, are always centered around medicaid – or the state run, taxpayer-funded, low income, healthcare coverage. Not a single oppositional argument is ever made about negative impacts for those who actually pay for their own healthcare coverage. The opposition arguments are entirely framed around benefits toward those who pay little to nothing.

    Unfortunately, the ObamaCare scheme enmeshed, became self-actual, and weaponized itself -as predicted- against the ordinary middle class American. 150+ million people punished. Essentially, if you are not on medicare/medicaid, or eligible therein, you got screwed on the individual market scheme.

    The medicare (federal health insurance) and medicaid (state health insurance) systems will remain the government safety nets for older and lower income populations. [Medicaid income eligibility qualifications in a 0 to 30-50k range depending on dependents.] This should have been the original approach all along; to cover the uninsured by giving them access to medicaid and the entire mess could have been avoided. Alas, that wasn’t the intent of the takeover for all of the aforementioned reasons.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2017/07/17/the-health-202-insurers-join-the-din-of-opposition-to-the-senate-health-care-bill/596bac19e9b69b7071abcb49/?utm_term=.913d289859f3

    From the article linked above (I know folks hate to link on WAPO so I will add more than I usually do):

    And now even health insurers, which had mostly held their fire, are joining the ruckus. According to them, the bill is even worse than before, now that it would dramatically undercut many of the ACA’s protections for people with health conditions per an amendment added at the behest of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.).

    We’re awaiting word from the Congressional Budget Office this week on whether the Cruz amendment would result in even more than 22 million Americans becoming uninsured (that’s its projection for the original bill). Insurers are predicting the amendment will prompt even more uninsured people than that — by a long shot. “This provision will lead to far fewer, if any, coverage options for consumers who purchase their plan in the individual market,” they wrote. “As a result, millions of more individuals will become uninsured.”

    But insurers don’t expect the Cruz amendment to fix the situation. Under Cruz’s so-called “Consumer Freedom Amendment,” which is now part of the Senate’s health-care bill, insurers could sell cheaper, stripped-down plans free of Obamacare coverage requirements like essential health benefits or even a guarantee of coverage, as long as they also sell one ACA-compliant plan. (I explained more in this edition of The Health 202 last week.) People with few health concerns, who rarely have a need to visit the doctor or buy medication, could purchase these bare-bones plans for a much lower monthly premium.

    The idea sounds good in theory — free markets and freedom of choice — and it’s an proposal that’s long been popular with conservatives. But actuaries and insurance experts say it doesn’t comport with how insurance works, and would leave the millions of Americans with preexisting conditions high and dry (especially those who earn too much for federal subsidies).

    Here’s how this all would play out if the Cruz language was enacted.:Insurance premiums paid by the vast majority of healthy people, who use relatively few medical services each year, currently cover the costs for those who are ill and require the care provided by the world’s most expensive health system. Ideally, this balances things out. People are covered for much of the care they get, insurance companies make a profit, and health- care providers are reimbursed for their services.

    Yet if the sick and the well are sorted — or sort themselves — into separate pools, the system can start to fall apart. With the well no longer subsidizing the sick, the latter may face ever-escalating premiums or fewer choices entirely if insurers no longer are required to sell to anyone who wants to buy a policy.

    Liked by 12 people

    • Bendix says:

      Making the healthy subsidize the sick sounds noble, but it is really a back door subsidy to Big Medicine, so they can continue to gouge.
      It will take a long time to reform the system, but the longer we hold on to the fraudulent reform that is Obamacare, or some version of it, the harder reform will be.

      Liked by 9 people

      • Oldschool says:

        Agree bendix.

        Liked by 1 person

      • fleporeblog says:

        In the article I linked abouve from SD, he states exactly that (below)!

        Like the financial system, there are too many complex special interests enmeshed within the construct of ObamaCare to generate any reasonable consensus on a one-size-fits-all rebuild. Right now there are legions of paid actors, paid interests, all trying to secure their own individual stake within the aggregate healthcare market.

        Big Pharma, Big Labor (unions), Big Corporations (U.S. CoC) and Big Ed (finance and delivery) all have stakes in ObamaCare. That’s a bazillion lobbying interests, representing massive institutional systems, containing trillions of dollars, all simultaneously dispatching their Big Gun Lawyer/Lobbyists to protect their financial position.

        ♦Unions don’t want health insurance back in/on their liabilities. ♦U.S. CoC Multinational Corporations (Wall Street) don’t want the liability of worker health insurance back on their ledgers. ♦Big Pharma does not want limits to how much they can charge (profits) and they want a small group of decision-makers they can purchase and influence. ♦Big Ed doesn’t want government to lose control over college education subsidies. etc. etc.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Warrior1 says:

        Insurance always and only works by assessing the risk. The many premium payers always subsidize those that file a claim. Insurance doesnt work any other way.

        Liked by 1 person

      • mopar2016 says:

        And obamacare needs to be totally repealed.
        I’m the kind of guy that doesn’t need pediatric care, why should I pay for it?
        I don’t need prenatal care because I’m not female, why should I pay for it.
        I’m not addicted to drugs so why should I pay for drug addiction counseling?
        I’m normal, so why should I pay for gender reassignment (freakshow BS)?
        I don’t believe in abortion, so why should I be forced to finance it?
        In a free society one isn’t forced to buy stuff from the government.

        Liked by 1 person

        • deanbrh says:

          If you own a home you pay the property taxes that support schools even though you have no students in your family. You pay for the roads even if you don’t own a car. You pay for public transportation whether you use it or not, at least in California. You pay for the parks and the libraries whether you use them or not. When our employer paid for a portion of our health insurance , we never thought to quibble over what was covered and what wasn’t. But that was the olden days, when benefits were considered gifts rather than entitlements.

          Like

    • Alison says:

      I wish YOU wrote for WaPo 😊

      I understand your logic about CBO & Cruz amendment, but my gut tells me CBO is so politicized/incompetent that their new score will be detrimental to Senate bill.

      After seeing that list yesterday of prices for cash customers vs the insured markups, I’m beginning to wonder why any of us want insurance. At the very least, we should return to the days when insurance was ONLY catastrophic and pay for all the other doc visits out-of-pocket.

      Liked by 8 people

    • TPW says:

      How is it that those with preexisting conditions in the employer market get covered at same rate with barely a mention……what can be done for those with preexisting conditions in the individual market so they are no singled out for high premiums…….Ran Paul had the answer and of course the industry would be dead set against it……

      Liked by 1 person

      • fleporeblog says:

        TPW when healthcare is provided by your employer, they cannot discriminate. I work for the NYC DOE and have incredible healthcare. Whenever my wife and I had a child, all that was needed to put them on my policy was a birth certificate. If we decided to adopt a child (which we won’t) that had serious complications, all that I would need to do is show the adoption papers and that child would be on my insurance policy no questions asked.

        Liked by 1 person

        • TPW says:

          Exactly my point fleporeblog……..you know there are considerable more with PEC in the employer market because of its size…….they cover them ….no problem……but in the individual market they are singled out……..Paul’s plan was to let those in that market form groups to negotiate price….say you are a plumber with PEC you could be part of the plumbers group…….maybe a dumb question…..but why separate the market let everyone pay a fair price….guess thats too simple….another insurance industry that gets away with murder is car…..have a less than stellar credit score….and your premiums skyrocket….thus setting them up to not be able to pay….time for Congress to reign in that Industry…..it is no longer free market capitalism based when the law, mortgage companies, or literally your health require you have it.

          Liked by 1 person

          • fleporeblog says:

            TPW I agree 100% with Rand Paul about allowing Americans to negotiate with real numbers behind them versus individually. Farmers of America (over 1 million) can negotiate a price for the entire group that will blow away any individual trying on himself or herself to get the insurance.

            The issue with what Paul is asking for is that it cannot occur under reconciliation. It would require 60 votes in the Senate. I truly believe that Phase 3 will occur! Our president and Dr. Tom Price will see to it. As a matter of fact, the House has already passed 4 Phase 3 bills. 3 of which are embedded in the current bill. I wrote the following below as a followup to another Treeper’s question.

            The Republican House has already passed four bills to cut the cost of medical care. One is pretty huge. Tort Reform legislation.

            http://www.thebenefitbureau.com/house-passes-bill-allow-tax-credits-used-pay-cobra-plans/

            From the article linked above:

            Phase 3 is actually four pieces of legislation:

            While the Senate was working on its own legislation to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, the House moved ahead with a second piece of legislation to further chip away at the landmark health care law.

            The aforementioned Broad Choices for Americans Act (see below)

            https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2579

            (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow the premium assistance tax credit to be used for unsubsidized COBRA continuation health coverage.

            (Under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 [COBRA], an individual may continue to receive coverage under an employer-sponsored health plan after an event that would otherwise end coverage, such as a termination of employment. This bill applies to COBRA continuation coverage if the premiums are solely the obligation of the taxpayer.)

            The Verify First Act (see below), which would bar illegal immigrants from receiving tax credits under the ACA or the AHCA.

            https://congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2581

            (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to prohibit advance payments of the premium assistance tax credit from being made to an individual unless the Department of the Treasury has received confirmation from the Department of Health and Human Services that the Social Security Administration or the Department of Homeland Security has verified the individual’s status as a citizen or national of the United States or an alien lawfully present in the United States.

            The Veterans Equal Treatment Ensures Relief and Access Now (VETERAN) Act (see below) which would allow veterans the choice to stay in the Veterans Affairs programs or instead get financial support for a private health care plan.

            https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2372

            (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to specify that, for the purpose of determining eligibility for the premium assistance tax credit, an individual may not be treated as eligible for coverage under certain Department of Veterans Affairs health insurance programs unless the individual is enrolled in the program.

            The bill applies to the premium assistance credit under current law for tax years ending after 2013 and, if the American Health Care Act of 2017 is enacted, the modified premium assistance credit that would take effect under that bill after 2019.

            The Protecting Access to Care Act (see below), which would cap malpractice payouts at $250,000 for damages that don’t have a direct economic impact, like lost wages or medical expenses.

            https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1215

            From the article linked above:

            The statute of limitations is three years after the injury or one year after the claimant discovers the injury, whichever occurs first. For a minor, the statute of limitations is three years after the injury, except for a minor under six years old, for whom it is three years after the injury, one year after discovery of the injury, or the minor’s eighth birthday, whichever occurs later. These limitations are tolled under certain circumstances.

            Noneconomic damages are limited to $250,000. Juries may not be informed of this limitation. Parties are liable for the amount of damages directly proportional to their responsibility. These provisions do not preempt state laws that specify a particular monetary amount of damages.

            Like

      • ginaswo says:

        In group plans, the insurer’s risk is spread across the group. so the odds of a loss are lower (ie 500 healthy people, 50 with chronic conditions). in individual plans the risk is guaranteed to be a loss (1 chronically ill insured) thus the high premiums.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Paco Loco says:

      Kill it before it spreads…let OBamaCare die.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Paul Killinger says:

      The biggest problem with all the versions of these revised healthcare laws is they aren’t “insurance” at all.

      So long as you can buy a policy AFTER you get sick, they are simply welfare programs subsidized by taxpayers.

      A nice “bennie” to be sure, the only drawback being they will surely bankrupt the Treasury over time.

      Liked by 5 people

      • fleporeblog says:

        That is why McConnell has held back to agreeing to give the 5 MORONS meant Moderates what they want!

        I wrote the following response to a Treeper the other day explaining the 5 Morons:

        I think you are going to see the opposite play out because the CBO score is going to be really friendly to the Cruz amendment which will flip the pressure to the 5 Morons that want a different funding source for Medicaid than what is currently proposed. The fact that 95% of Americans that don’t have healthcare through their employer, are going to be so happy to hear what will happen to their rates which will be like an avalanche on the Republican moderates.

        Dean Heller and the other 4 moderates {Portman (OH), Capito (WV), Hoeven (ND) and Murkowski (AK)} are saying that they can’t ask for a procedural vote until the Medicaid funding mechanism is more favorable for states then what is being proposed. The good news is that Heller is no longer the loan wolf.

        The House bill called for growing funding by consumer price index for medical care (CPI-M), generally a figure between 2% and 5% each year. The Senate’s bill, meanwhile would grow the figure initially by CPI-M before switching to the CPI for all goods (CPI-U)— a significantly lower level of growth — in 2025.

        The switch from CPI-M to CPI-U would mean far more restrictive growth for Medicaid funding. The 5 amigos want the CPI-M to remain in place after 2025.

        Please find below another link that really helps to explain it.

        https://www.brookings.edu/research/effects-of-the-more-austere-medicaid-per-capita-cap-included-in-the-senates-health-bill/

        Like

    • fleporeblog says:

      Here is the other underlining fear of the Single Payer Movement! The Cruz Amendment will destroy the Single Payer Movement literally in its tracks!

      This article really does a great job articulating what Sundance from TCTH has been saying about separating those Americans that need to continue to purchase the Obamacare plan versus the others that just need the insurance of their choice that meets their need.

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/06/22/if-you-follow-president-trumps-healthcare-path-heres-what-you-get/

      There are approximately 1.5 million Americans that have no choice but to purchase the Obamacare plan with all 10 essential benefits. There are nearly 300+ million Americans that don’t either because they have insurance through their employers, Medicaid, Medicare or because they are healthy and only need a catastrophic policy.

      http://www.kitv.com/story/35892263/why-the-cruz-amendment-is-smart-policy

      From the article linked above:

      The Cruz amendment — which has been inserted into the GOP Senate health plan — is smart, because it doesn’t take anything away from anyone. If you want Obamacare — you can have it. You can have the coverage for the 10 “essential benefits,?” you can have the subsidies and the exchanges that were supposed to save $2,500 per family. It’s still there for you.

      The Cruz? amendment creates what is called a “Consumer Freedom Option.” This essentially allows an “off-ramp” from Obamacare for the tens of millions of Americans who don’t want it. The “Consumer Freedom Option” allows insurers who offer Obamacare-compliant plans to offer a range of much less costly plans. In other words, it empowers people and families to pick and choose what they want in their own insurance package

      What about families or individuals with lower incomes or healthy life styles that want the other extreme? They want slimmed-down coverage that protects them from major medical expenses — a bad injury like breaking a leg, or a serious disease with costly ongoing treatments. ?These families may voluntarily choose to pay for more routine medical expenses, like a checkup or a visit to the dentist’s office, out of pocket. One benefit is that since more people will pay directly for medical services, they are likely to shop around for the best price, and this competition will lower prices for everyone.

      Cruz provides billions of dollars of subsidies for people who have pre-existing conditions and high medical costs. This number is much smaller than the media is saying. Cruz believes the number of people without private insurance (mostly through their employers), who don’t have adequate coverage for preexisting conditions is about 1.5 million people. Why contaminate a functioning insurance market for 300 million people, to give coverage to 1.5 million?

      If his amendment stands, the left’s grand vision of a single-payer government-run health insurance dystopia will go up in smoke for good. The left wants everyone in the same insurance boat. No choice. No competition in plans. But once people are given the right to choose the health plan that is affordable to them and tailored to their individual needs, they will resist single-payer, one-size-fits-all insurance. It doesn’t take a village to buy a health plan.

      Liked by 2 people

    • NYGuy54 says:

      I read somewhere that the Cruz amendment was pulled and is not in the current version

      Like

      • fleporeblog says:

        That isn’t true! Could you provide a link? If that is the case, they lost both Cruz and Lee and ME!

        Like

        • Angry Dumbo says:

          I think pulling the Cruz Amendment is aspirational, there has been plenty of disinformation regarding the impacts of the amendment. That said, I have great hope for the amendment and the reform bill passing once the CBO score is released. Coverage versus cost is and remains the issue. It is an argument worth having. The media exists only to set up straw men for democrats to knock down. The Cruz amendment is that good. Pass health care reform and tax cuts and it is lights out. Never Trumpers and Democrats are hardest hit, Americans rejoice, peace and prosperity ensue.

          MAGA ’20

          Liked by 2 people

        • NYGuy54 says:

          It’s done fle. They lost 2 senators tonight.

          Liked by 1 person

          • fleporeblog says:

            I know NYGuy54! It is so sickening to be honest. Stay away from the articles because they are celebrating like they won the lottery. I just posted my feelings on the Presidential Thread. Our President is going to destroy them and I am going to enjoy every single second of it!

            Liked by 1 person

  5. Ok, so now the healthcare bill is stalled because McShame had a health crisis.

    Good Lord, this guy can’t even get sick right!

    Liked by 7 people

    • Bendix says:

      I’m sure there’s been an American or two who has gotten seriously ill, with no way to pay for treatment at all, thanks to the “reform” the Uniparty was just fine with.
      We don’t hear about them, but they are out there.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Paul Killinger says:

        That won’t happen to the members of Congress and their staffs though, who have once again EXEMPTED THEMSELVES from their new healthcare law.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Oldschool says:

        I know one personally bendix and the sad reality of it is that prior to ocare and all the government meddling there were many more doctors, who were truly private practitioners, worked on sliding scales or gratis to make sure people got the CARE they NEEDED, and not the insurance government forced. Having worked in healthcare, I know this to be absolutely true.

        Liked by 7 people

        • AmyB says:

          Also, most states had a non-Medicaid option for uninsurable people. You had to go through some hoops to prove you could not get covered with a regular plan but there was a safety net already. I had a client who was laid off from her job, just shy of being eligible for retirement. The state’s plan rules required her to exhaust her Cobra benefits but then she was eligible for the state uninsurable plan. She would have paid about $350 per month. Unfortunately, Obamacare became the law of the land right before she became eligible so the state plan was discontinued. She had to buy an Obamacare policy instead, which cost, I kid you not, $800 per month (she was not eligible for a subsidy).

          The whole law was a lie. It wasn’t even needed.

          There has to be a safety net for people with chronic conditions who, through no fault of their own, lose their coverage. I think you should be able to buy coverage with no preexisting conditions exclusions as long as you have continuously carried health insurance. However, if you choose to go uninsured for any period of time, you shouldn’t be guaranteed to be able to purchase insurance when you get sick. For the unhealthy poor, the old state uninsured plans worked just fine. Premiums were based on one’s income.

          Liked by 2 people

          • Oldschool says:

            Exactly Amy and LOTS of free clinics to provide for many health issues. I can even tell you pharmaceuticals would regularly donate meds and treatment for folks who could not afford it. Contrary to the dhimms propaganda, we did not have our people dying on our streets.

            This new “plan” is just another way to fleece us.

            Like

    • TPW says:

      While he has his great healthcare insurance taking care of him …..we await his recovery to pass our POS bill………..

      Like

  6. Marygrace Powers says:

    Timing of McCain’s illness is so
    conveniently coincidental on so many
    levels.

    If it wasn’t for his age, 80, I’d say it
    was a deep state ‘school play.’

    Liked by 2 people

    • Angry Dumbo says:

      I think there are many Republicans who are good with keeping ObamaCare and just don’t want to go on the record with a vote. This is tactical and a mistake. Vote or no vote the GOP owns healthcare because we own the house, senate and WH. The RINOs are playing into the Democrats hands by dodging a vote.

      Like

  7. tazz2293 says:

    From 1600 Daily

    Made in America week

    “Today, President Trump’s Administration is showcasing companies and products from around the country at the White House to kick off Made in America week. All 50 states will be represented at the White House, and President Trump will deliver a message reaffirming his support for the American worker.”

    Liked by 4 people

  8. JohnP says:

    Chicago goes with “Catch and Release” so more cops won’t help.

    Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Issues Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Cards to Violent Felons
    View story at Medium.com

    Liked by 1 person

    • JohnP says:

      More on the Cook County State’s Attorney………

      Kim Foxxx Hates Babies
      Well, we finally know exactly what depths of depravity Kim Foxxx will stoop to:
      A woman accused of throwing her newborn baby from an 8th-floor apartment window in Uptown has been sentenced to four years probation.

      Mubashra Uddin had been charged with four counts of murder for allegedly killing the baby girl moments after giving birth in her family’s apartment.

      But prosecutors last week agreed to drop three of those charges and then reduced the fourth murder count to involuntary manslaughter of a family member. Judge Carol M. Howard handed down a sentence of probation.
      We don’t see anything “involuntary” when you toss a newborn infant from an 8th story window. And we don’t see how the ability to tell right-from-wrong hasn’t manifested itself in a 19-year-old individual. And we completely fail to see how being raised in a “strict muslim” household mitigates a single action taken here. In fact, in the Middle East, we’re pretty sure she’d be following that baby out the window in short order.

      http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com

      Chicago is so well done. my dog wouldn’t eat it.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Bouchart says:

      Crook County

      Liked by 1 person

      • Joe K Lombard says:

        Now you can see Chicago’s problem–it’s not the cops; it’s the system of prosecutors and judges that “process” the charged, the guilty, the paroled to just “move on”; we don’t have time for trials and punishment

        Liked by 1 person

  9. psadie says:

    This is where the RNC/GOP go wrong. Instead of letting the Liberal/Progressives lead with the fake Russian narrative continually they should be “pounding” the news with other issues that matter to Americans. Thousands of restaurants out of business and employees losing their jobs.
    GOP stand up and SHOUT what the idiot Dem/Progressives are doing for they are creating a narrative so no one else sees what they are up to…they are NOT PUTTING AMERICA FIRST!

    https://www.onenewsnow.com/business/2017/07/16/nyc-loses-1k-restaurants-applebees-fires-1k-w-15-min-wage#.WWyJ7tGSIPo.twitter

    Liked by 2 people

    • Oldschool says:

      You are so right psadie. We are all in russia hystrionics, feeding it nonstop. My daddy always told me, it takes two to tango.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Paco Loco says:

      I think it’s pretty clear now that both the GOP and The Dems are enemies of the state. Why do informed people keep believing that a totally corrupt legislature will produce anything that doesn’t feather their own nests. The average American has been economically destroyed by the Uniparty monetary policies and the middle class has lost ground for more than a decade. Now the PTB are about to tank the dollar and Wall Street so they can take windfall profits leaving you Joe citizen holding the bag. The coming Crash is going to be a dozey. Look out for falling bodies in October.

      Liked by 2 people

  10. Paul Killinger says:

    Had Churchill led the Allied effort in WWII at the same pace the British Govt is now implementing #Brexit, the Nazis would still be running France.

    Liked by 4 people

  11. kimosaabe says:

    Liked by 5 people

  12. fleporeblog says:

    Some folks have been asking where they get get an official red MAGA hat. Our President is currently offering a sale that ends at 11:59pm tonight. You can save 20% on the price of a MAGA hat or any other hat of your choosing.

    The other great news is that proceeds go towards our President’s reelection!

    Trump Make America Great Again

    felice,

    The iconic red Make America Great Again Hat has become the symbol of our movement. Your movement, felice.

    Take 20% Off With Code: MAGA

    As one of President Trump’s biggest supporters, you know just how much this AMERICAN MADE hat means to our movement, our campaign, and our message.

    DON’T MISS THE CHANCE TO GET YOURS!

    GET YOUR MAGA HAT 20% OFF NOW FROM THE OFFICIAL TRUMP STORE USE CODE: MAGA

    Show your TEAM TRUMP PRIDE with the ONLY OFFICIAL MAGA HAT for 20% off while supplies last → get yours here.

    Thank you,

    Team TRUMP

    P.S. — The demand for these hats is off the charts, so be sure to get yours while supplies last. And remember, these are the ONLY OFFICIAL MAGA HATS on the market. Get yours today for 20% off with the code MAGA.

    https://shop.donaldjtrump.com/collections/headwear?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ET_16&utm_campaign=20170717_1148_MAGA-Hat-Sale-Final_DonaldJTrumpCom_JFC&utm_content=GOP_Merchandise_Image-Header

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Pam says:

    Liked by 1 person

    • KBR says:

      “Not having time to watch much” is not the same as “not having time to watch at all.”

      Jesse, he was not “caught” doing anything. Stupid comment.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. waltherppk says:

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Pam says:

    Liked by 3 people

  16. NoeliCannoli says:

    The officer who shot an unarmed, law-abiding white woman in her driveway in Minneapolis on Saturday has been identified as “Mohamed Noor,” a Somali Muslim. Will there be protest, marches, riots in the streets, calls for a Civil Rights investigation, accusations of a Hate Crime, slogans like, “I’m just standing in my own driveway, don’t shoot” ?

    http://kstp.com/news/mohamed-noor-officer-involved-shooting-justine-diamond-fatal-minneapolis-shooting/4544324/?cat=1

    Liked by 8 people

  17. Pam says:

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Pam says:

    Liked by 4 people

  19. Pam says:

    Liked by 4 people

  20. I hope President Trump has a good fallback option if the GOP screws us on healthcare.

    Like

  21. mw says:

    It’s another beautiful day in America to resist the resistance! MAGA on Treepers!

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Dora says:

    This has been obvious for years and it still continues.

    ==

    How the Left Hijacked the American Psychiatric Association and Normalized Personality Disorders

    While the Pentagon directive to allow transgender men and women to join the military faces an indefinite delay this may be a good time to review just how America was ensnared with this Obama-era policy.

    The evidence is clear­the American Left succeeded in lobbying the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to eliminate some of the sexual identity disorders from their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/07/how_the_left_hijacked_the_american_psychiatric_association_and_normalized_personality_disorders.html

    Liked by 3 people

  23. blognificentbee says:

    Uggg, Paul Ryan must go!! Gen Kelly was backed into a corner on this swampy deal. Cut off welfare & US workers would be available for this work. I am comforted that POTOS is implementing huge change on many fronts in a short time, but with the likes of Ryan and his cronies still running Congress, POTUS will have 8 years of battle after battle after battle.

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/17/speaker-ryan-squeezes-h-2b-workers-dhs-chief-john-kelly/

    Liked by 6 people

  24. kimosaabe says:

    Liked by 3 people

  25. Dora says:

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Zennalou says:

    PHOTOS: How Mexican Cartel Gunmen Drove Through U.S. Border Security — Twice
    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/07/17/photos-mexican-cartel-gunmen-drove-u-s-border-security-twice/

    Let a Russian plane or ship come close and the MSM goes nuts, but Mexico can blast through security check points twice and not a word.

    Liked by 4 people

  27. youme says:

    Liked by 7 people

  28. NJF says:

    As always, he’s spot on.

    Liked by 3 people

  29. youme says:

    Liked by 3 people

  30. waltherppk says:

    Liked by 2 people

  31. waltherppk says:

    Liked by 1 person

  32. I didn’t want to upset the Treepers and their cooking classes for healthy recipes, so I’ll post my contribution here instead. Just being considerate.

    I have a great summer BBQ recipe. It’s healthy, and is very good for the soul. It is a modern twist of BBQ, like soul food fusion.
    You will need.
    1 pair of Reebok shoes (used).
    An old, forgotten to be discarded Kellog’s box.
    1 old Chobani yoghurt tub, preferably with mould on it.
    i old flat can of Pepsi, or any other unwanted Pepsi Co product (is there any other kind!)
    I gallon of diesel.
    1 12 gauge shot gun.
    1 lighter
    I video camera.
    1 YouTube account.

    Go to your children’s cupboard, or your own, and pull out a pair of reebok shoes. The more expensive, the better. After all, this is soul food. Place shoes in a blender, on the highest setting, and blend until they are smashed into small chunks, always remembering to inhale the occasion.
    Then put the pieces into the Kellogs box, taking care not to spill the contents. Put the box on the BBQ.

    Next, take the can of Pepsi, or Pepsi Co product, empty it into a glass, and place the empty can on a wall. Take a 12 gauge shot gun, and from a close distance, blow it to pieces, whilst shouting “losers” at the top of your voice. You must take care during this process. If you are under 18, get a responsible adult to help you. Many readers have said that this step can be skipped, but I find it really gets the blood pumping to finish off the recipe.

    Go back to the BBQ, and pour the diesel inside the Kellogs box with the chopped up Reeboks inside them. Turn on the camera to record, and ignite the contents.

    Let that burn for about 2 minutes. Any more, and the YouTube viewers tend to move on, so 2 minutes is about optimum for the desired results. Take the stale Pepsi Co brand liquid inside the glass, and pour on the Kellogs box to douse the fire, taking care not to burn yourself.
    Pour the burnt sticky mess that was once a pair of reebok shoes into the mouldy Chobani tub, and serve. To consume, place at the table and stare at the results with satisfaction for about 10 minutes. Then post to YouTube.

    I have made this recipe many times, and find it is much better to use Reeboks from the members of your family who are entitled snowflakes, especially if it was you who bought them for the ungrateful little wretches to start with. Face facts, you bought them, and they belong to you. It really helps to eradicate the feeling of despair for having funded such institutions of the past.
    Good Luck, and Enjoy.

    Liked by 4 people

  33. waltherppk says:

    Like

  34. Paul Killinger says:

    The Senate needn’t adjourn pending the return of John McCain…

    There are now some TWO HUNDRED House passed bills awaiting Senate action!

    (And I don’t want to hear about the Dem’s obstruction. All they need do is schedule committee votes to bring legislation to the floor. The only ones obstructing the process are LEADER MC CONNELL and his UNIPARTY PARTNERS!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Paul Killinger says:

      But you’ve got to hand it to these INVETERATE LIARS…

      When they come home they look you straight in the eye and say, “We never got to vote on that, but of course I would have supported it!”

      Like

  35. waltherppk says:

    Like

  36. rolisize says:

    Liked by 2 people

  37. M. Mueller says:

    Recently I heard a third person who deals with Congress people say that they don’t pay much attention to emails, but if they get ten actual letters from people in their district on the same issue, it is a big deal.

    It wouldn’t be hard to write our Senators and Reps. We could save the letters and just change out the body when issues change. Easy peasy! I’m writing mine about healthcare, taxes, the Presidents confirmations, etc. Just a short and simple “Get it done Now.”

    It would sure help if people who live in the problem states: Heller, Paul, Collins, etc. would flood some actual letters in. Maybe it would help. Just a thought, but it couldn’t hurt.

    Liked by 1 person

  38. waltherppk says:

    Liked by 1 person

  39. waltherppk says:

    Liked by 1 person

  40. waltherppk says:

    Liked by 1 person

  41. magatrump says:

    I am so sick of Mcconnell and the senate leadership. We now have to wait for Mccain to get better for anything to be done. The deep state is beyond frustrating.

    Like

    • Oldschool says:

      I am ok with it if they adjourn and go home. Then let Trump do massive recess appointments. I am more interested in Trump getting his peeps into the spots now occupied by swampers than I am in another healthcare disaster that will strangle us all.

      Like

  42. Bull Durham says:

    The background on Russian Collusion Fantasy by an impartial (doesn’t favor anyone) researcher:

    Liked by 2 people

  43. duchess01 says:

    1600 Daily: Everything White House for 7/17/17
    JULY 17, 2017 AT 10:30 AM ET BY 1600DAILY

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily

    TODAY’S EVENTS

    12:30 PM President Trump has lunch with Vice President Mike Pence

    1:30 PM President Trump meets with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    2:00 PM Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer

    3:00 PM President Trump and Vice President Pence participate in a Made in America product showcase – Watch

    4:30 PM Vice President Pence participates in a bilateral meeting with President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia

    8:40 PM Vice President Pence delivers the keynote address at the Christians United for Israel Washington Summit

    Like

  44. Dora says:

    Like

  45. Sandra-VA says:

    Liked by 6 people

  46. Sandra-VA says:

    Liked by 6 people

  47. Pam says:

    Liked by 3 people

  48. It would be cool if there are more and more stories like this:

    Liked by 11 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s