August 4th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #197

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  1. NJF says:

    This is what they are reduced to. Shadow banning and throttling Eric Trump’s tweets.

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  2. Sylvia Avery says:

    I look around the Treehouse a little sadly today. My Last Refuge has become a lost refuge. I know the storms of grand juries and questionable allies have shaken the branches and disturbed the nests, but I am still sad at the hate and discontent.

    I’m scared, worried, angry, too. But I have appreciated being able to visit here and find some sort of peace in the eye of the storm. These days, not so much. Is this deliberate? Remove the last refuge and there is no refuge.

    I will hunker down and keep an eye out. The Big Ugly has only barely begun but we have turned on each other to a degree I wouldn’t have imagined a month ago.

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    • bluesky says:

      Some good news: Hillary is still NOT President.

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    • FofBW says:

      Like The ‘Phoenix’, we cannot be kept down.

      God, Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage change the things I can and the WISDOM to know the difference.

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    • Landslide says:

      It is so unnecessary, too. If we want constant drama, gossip, accusations, name-calling, and un-civil discourse, we can watch/read most media. The aforementioned behaviors feed disunity. Agreeing to disagree, while being civil and respectful goes a long way in any conversation. Even when we are angry/frustrated….ESPECIALLY when we are angry/frustrated.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        And I would say we are all angry and frustrated and worried sick. I like your point and am going to resolve to try to be extra civil and respectful right now.

        My resolves never last and I have a really regrettable tendency to sarcasm, but right now words can be grenades and it isn’t the time to launch them, especially not “friendly fire.”

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        • Publius2016 says:

          The Founders placed safeguards for the Executive to combat Congressional and Judicial overreach. President Trump has been in office less than 7 months and has changed the WORLD! He offered his hand to all to MAGA and so far we have one convert (WV Governor). Sen. McCain’s betrayal was biblical, but now, the enemies are in plain sight.The Freedom Healthcare Bill, Tax Relief for Families and Businesses, The Wall, RAISE Act, and Infrastructure will be passed before the end of the year! Believe in the power of positive thinking and MAGA!

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          • Agree with all you’ve said except for the example of Jim Justice, who is IMO more cagey opportunist than convert. He had been a Democrat for all of two whole years, and had changed party affiliation from GOP in order to run for governor against a seasoned WV GOPe state senator. The gambit succeeded. Before 2015 he was registered Republican for a long time, but had also registered independent before that.

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        • webgirlpdx says:

          Don’t worry, Sylvia. We are winning……

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        • ladypenquin says:

          Here Sylvia, this is worth reading. I’ve noticed what you have, and true, some days are worse than others. Part of this angst is part of our own doubts – me included – and it’s difficult when we come here for “refuge” and everyone else is having similar feelings perhaps, but expressing them in their own way.

          I had a friend who said after our loss in 2012, “Don’t despair, to despair is a ‘sin’.”

          And to reinforce what “bluesky” said above: Hillary is not president. Don’t even think about the ‘what if’ in that case. Remember, President Trump was joyous last night in West Virginia. We picked up a governorship. There isn’t a candidate, Dem or GOP, who will ever see those kinds of crowds in 2018…unless President Trump is there.

          I’m not being pollyannish, only accepting what we can do something about, and let the rest sort itself out.

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          • ladypenquin says:

            Sorry, please click directly on the picture in that tweet, it takes you to the entire thread for that tweet and he enunciates exactly what his insights are to draw certain conclusions.

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          • Sylvia Avery says:

            You are right ladypenguin. I noticed the President’s upbeat mood last night as well.

            No one else has ever been able to draw crowds like President Trump, and they are happy warriors, too. That has to send a strong message to those who are trying to derail the Trump Train.

            And you are spot on about accepting what we can change and letting the rest go. It is out of our hands.

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          • tvollrath66 says:

            He was not only joyful he was strong, but what I noticed most was how strongly the crowd was to let it be known that we support him. It was amazing to see. I thought I could feel how they are just as upset as we are at how he “which is us” have been treated.

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        • kpm58 says:

          Maybe it is time for some bright Dahlias?

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      • NJF says:

        Thank you.

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    • Gil says:

      Im here. Look at the realization of the big ugly for so many people like the 5 stages of grief.
      Denial
      Anger
      Bargaining
      Depression
      Acceptance

      It takes people time to get through it, but they have to if our country, our Constitutional resurgence, and our children/grandchildren deserve it.My son does.

      Everyone needs to work through it, sit in the back of the MAGA train for a break, but keep the train fired up, because others ARE ready to keep going and our POTUS is not done.

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    • Not Ideal says:

      They can have the Deep State, the media, academia, Hollywood, the GOPe, unlimited funds, Soros, the pollsters, the Clinton Machine, the Obama machine and the remaining Democrats like Head Clown Schumer and Pelosi.

      I’ll take President Donald Trump and his Twitter account.

      And I’ll watch him win, win and keep on winning.

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    • Harry Lime says:

      Stay strong!

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    • Rebcalintx says:

      Sylvia, I really haven’t read too many comments lately ( last 2 days) new baby in the family & busy. I do still read the articles Sundance puts out every couple of hours. Treehouse is almost all I read. Things a little slower today & will start readying now but give everyone some space to voice their frustration, anger, whatever Sylvia. Their are so many good intelligent people here Sylvia. Sure there will be trolls but people recognize them. Sure there will be people who get negative at times. Understandable. Let’s stick through this with each other no matter how “the big ugly” gets. The last refuge not lost at all.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        Yes, it is important to have a “safe space” to vent and there is a lot to vent about. Mueller, grand juries, McMasters, Sessions. I do that, too, I certainly do.

        It is just painful to see people here going at each other. But time away is usually the best medicine. Read the articles, walk away from the comments, at least for a breather.

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    • Binkser1 says:

      I agree, Sylvia, this is not the same Treehouse that was here during the primaries and election. So much positivity here during that time. I have no problem with people voicing their opinion and even venting to an extent but the personal insults to fellow Treepers needs to stop.

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    • CountryclassVulgarian says:

      A lot of Trump supporters are disturbed, afraid, angry, disgusted even. Our President is under constant attacks and the only people who appear to have his back are his supporters. Not everyone has the fortitude to withstand the daily drum beat.

      Even the very party that many of us worked so hard to get the reins of power are against us. Everywhere we look we see lies, deceit, corruption and no one us ever held accountable. There is one, ONE elected official who actually cares about this country and her people, one man. He alone stands for America in an increasingly evil world. THAT is disheartening.

      It does not help to come to this place and get insulted and called a troll for voicing disagreement. It does get a tad tiresome.

      Those of us who are Christians have the benefit of an all powerful, all knowing God. We ought to use it more.

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    • Howie says:

      They ain’t got us yet.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        🙂 No, they don’t and they won’t if I can help it!!!

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      • ladypenquin says:

        Exactly, Howie. And from the appearance and enthusiasm in West Virginia last night we’re still on the move. Dems and GOP see that and know they have a problem. But it’s them the noose is tightening around, not President Trump. The closer we get to 2018, the hotter the hot seat gets for ALL of them. Mr. President is just waiting…

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    • eagledriver50 says:

      Syliva Avery……I think you need a little laughter…when our unit was deployed to Bosnia and it was part of a multi-national group…someone put up a poster of US, Bosnia and Europe and labelled it “Team Work”…The picture was of “The Three Stooges” in their golfing outfits. It was VERY apropos. (and we laughed our asses off)…However, it DID NOT TAKE WAY FROM OUR MISSION…TO GET TO ENEMY. AND that is where you need to get too. Please do not get discouraged…for there is a lite at the end of the tunnel. I hope over responses that I KNOW are just there to discourage…When I was in Vietnam, there was always a quiet before the attack for some reason. We Leaned intp the Fight…Please, take heart that the fight we fight is not for us, but for OUR NATION, OUR WAY OF LIFE and ESPECIALLY THE ONES THAT ARE MOST DEAREST TOO US…I always said a prayer before anything that I was involved in and it was the “Soldiers Psalm”, Psalm 91…Here is the webpage, http://www.lamppostpublishing.com/soldiers-psalm-91-prayer/…Take Heart because The Merciful God is looking out for us…God Bless.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        Thank you for your magnificent, uplifting post!

        I took a breather for a few hours and spent some time in prayer and came back refreshed and ready to fight. Your words are so encouraging to me and I’m sure everyone who reads them. I have always enjoyed reading your comments, and today more than ever.

        The scripture you shared, The Soldiers Psalm, is especially meaningful. TY again.

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        • Gil says:

          I think thats a good idea. Even a short walk can help. Ive been weary too. For just a few minutes I watched the Sun Tzu history channel documentary using the battle at Omaha beach as an example on strategy. I started thinking about those boys vs where we are now.
          Its bad, but they had it far worse.
          Our POTUS is fighting for us, we should still fight for each other and not against. I eish those others would remember that too.

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          • Sylvia Avery says:

            Getting a fresh perspective helps. You’re right. Our boys on Omaha Beach really knew about facing the horrors of war and fighting. We need to keep this country for them, and for those who come after us.

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            • ladypenquin says:

              Oh, and dear friend, if I may call my fellow night owl that, here is another tweet and article worth looking at. Larry Schweikart, who wrote the “Patriot’s History of the United States” did the retweeted:

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              • Sylvia Avery says:

                Thank you for this and the Thomas Wictor tweet. I am not “on the Twitter” so I miss out on some things. I enjoyed reading both very much! Hugs, and see you on the night shift!

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                • AmyB says:

                  Sylvia, I am not signed onto Twitter either, but you don’t have to be to read people’s tweets. Try it with Sundance’s twitter feed. Click on the “Follow us on Twitter” link, which you can find on the left side. If you bookmark it, at any time, you can read what Sundance is posting on Twitter. The only thing you can’t do is join in the conversation unless you join Twitter.

                  I have a bunch of people bookmarked. If I find someone that Sundance has retweeted because he liked what they said, I’ll click on their Twitter handle and bookmark it. The handful of people I follow are full-throated supporters of the President and sometimes, that’s just what I need! My other favorites are James Woods and Thomas Wictor. Good luck!

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                • Sylvia Avery says:

                  Thank you Amy! I love it when people post James Woods in particular. He uses Twitter so effectively. And Thomas Wictor has some interesting stuff to say, too. I appreciate your tech tip very much!

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                • AmyB says:

                  Oops. I mean on the right side of the CTH page!

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            • CorwinAmber says:

              Zackly…I just saw Dunkirk yesterday on an IMAX screen and it puts everything into perspective. What we are going thru is mild in comparison to being stuck on a beach with people shooting at you…Iwo Jima, Tarawa, Salerno, Anzio, and the list goes on. This is a walk in the park compared to the slog on Bataan. The flak we are receiving over the target is cotton candy compared to that at Ploesti or Regensburg or Schweinfurt. The fear we are experiencing pales in comparison to what the crews of the Growler or the Wahoo must have felt as they waited for the depth charge that would send them to a watery grave. So hang in there Sylvia, there is more to come, but if it was easy it wouldn’t be any fun. Just remember that the time and energy the left is expending is being wasted on retaining the “gains” achieved under Obama and not on expanding their territory as they would have under Hillary. That being said, I agree with you that there have been some ridiculous and petty “arguments” on CTH threads lately that are not particularly encouraging…let’s all try to do better as we support our Lion.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        And thanks for just the IMAGE of the Three Stooges. They make me laugh no matter what!

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    • StuckInBlue says:

      You need a laugh. Just watch a DVD set of the Alien movies and get scared, then you’ll be ready to chuckle at this amateur stuff.

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    • JL says:

      Thanks for that gentle reminder, Sylvia.

      I haven’t posted here in ages, and for some reason the craziness got the better of me today and I started going after what I viewed as bad reasoning and slander. I was called a troll within about ten minutes, and it went downhill from there.

      I too am scared. I trust Trump, but I think I, and a lot of us, even though we knew that the deep state was real and pervasive, we had no idea how bad it was. It’s heart breaking in a whole new way. Oh, my country! What have we done to you?

      And yet, I know that this is just the situation our God loves, because He sometimes has to wait until there is no chance of victory by human means before he shows us His glory. I trust in God above any man or chariot, and I know that He has got it all under control! Remember. He created a universe with just his voice. He is good at working with nothing. In fact, he’s spectacularly good at it!

      Chin up and keep the faith, friends.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        It is a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. I agree. I knew it was bad, and I thought I knew how bad it was, but now I realize I had no clue.

        Just the simple fact that our Senate unanimously denied PDJT the ability to make any recess appointments after having hamstrung him by slow walking them all year and that this act require one hundred percent complicity by the Senate! Not ONE of them stood up!

        I knew it was a Uniparty. But it is one thing to know something intellectually and another to see the dead body, close up and gruesome. It’s hard. I feel it.

        Anyway, thank you for your inspiring post! I am daily amazed by PDJT’s abilities and successes, and so thankful that God has blessed us with him.

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        • JL says:

          Yes, the recess vote really hit home for me too.

          I am not willing to make a blanket statement that all Congressmen are evil, but I do believe that they have convinced themselves that they must band together against Trump and against the people. This is conjecture on my part, but it almost seems like Congress has very recently made a formal agreement to either sink or swim together. They have recognized that Trump is an existential threat that must be faced so that this type of populist movement never happens again. I think it likely that this last Obamacare vote broke a cardinal rule of some sort and was the last straw for them.

          If this is true, I find it very heartening because it means they are weak and they know it. I also believe they will fail utterly, which allows me to be somewhat unconcerned about the political drama swirling around. In truth I am more concerned about division here at CTH than I am about government shenanigans.

          Take care, Sylvia. I so enjoy your posts.

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    • blognificentbee says:

      The road will not always be flat, and we are just going uphill at this moment. I felt the same way a few days ago. This morning I realized that I am ready for the fight! DJT has held fast to his words, so I will hold fast to him. Maybe tune out of media for a day or so and watch some rallies – they are so inspiring.

      Hang in there Sylvia! I always enjoy your comments.

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    • Maggie says:

      I empathize with you (and I am not even an America!!) But I felt a lot calmer after I read the Keln comment which Sundance had highlighted on another thread. Here it is in case you missed it.
      Chin up, Sylvia!

      August 4, 2017 at 4:59 am
      Perhaps someone has a working theory as to what’s going on.

      I have a working theory on what’s going on. I have for a while, but I mostly get met with anger when I point it out for some reason.

      Here is what is going on, in my lowly opinion. The Deep State, Political Establishment, whatever-you-want-to-call-them, have since the moment President Trump started getting his staff and cabinet picks into place, been systematically attacking each and every one of them. From Flynn to Sessions to Bannon to even his own sons and daughter.

      They leak from “anonymous sources” to the media complex, who then print it. A narrative is setup…not necessarily that said member of Trump’s team is bad or anything, but that said person is really “a swamp rat”. Various “pro-Trump” denizens of social media and regular media, from bloggers to Fox News to radio hosts to YouTube personalities to prolific Tweeters push this narrative endlessly, inviting Trump supporters to get on board with the latest member of Trump’s team to get outraged about.

      All without any actual proof of course. Proof, evidence, is one thing. But rumors are better. Conjecture is more appealing. OMG Trump is surrounded by enemies in his midst and if we don’t cry out about it, he’ll never know!

      This is the Establishment’s game. They want us to not trust in Trump. They want us to be suspicious of anyone in his circle. They want us to eat our own because they cannot defeat us directly. We’re too strong for that, so they want us to defeat ourselves.

      It reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”. Look it up, it’s a good episode. A happy neighborhood is suddenly tossed into a situation of suspicion and utter chaos as a result of a power outage and some rumors from a comic book. They turn on each other, neighbor on neighbor, believing each other are an enemy. That each other are aliens in fact.

      During all of this, the real aliens are watching in their spaceship in awe of how easily these people can be turned against each other using a simple thing like messing with their electricity.

      Science fiction to be sure, but the psychology of it is very real indeed. And Trump’s enemies are using it against us.

      Every time I see someone railing against Sessions, I hear the Deep State talking. Every time I see someone talking about McMaster being some swamp dweller, that’s the Deep State talking. That’s CNN and the WaPo, and yes, even Fox News talking.

      They want to isolate Trump. They want to put him on an island. They want to tear down any kind of team he can put together, so that he is powerless to do anything. And they can’t force that themselves. No, they need us to do it for them. They need us to demand his people are fired. They want us to believe anything his people do are against us and him.

      Is Sessions ineffective? I don’t know. I don’t work at the DOJ, so I don’t know what all he is doing there. The wheels of justice are very slow, something I do know, and I can at least accept that is why I haven’t seen widespread arrests yet. But I don’t really know what is going on behind the scenes.

      Is McMaster a swamp creature? I really don’t know. I’m not on the security council. I don’t know the man personally. I have not been involved in discussions between him and the president. I have no way of knowing if he is trustworthy other than that the President chose him.

      Are his staff or his cabinet untrustworthy? Again, I don’t know. I have no reason to believe one way or the other. Because I am not in the meetings. I am not privy to the President’s thinking or plans. I have no access to any of the departments, nor know what they are working on or planning. I don’t know what goes on in any of their heads.

      I, like many of you, cannot discern exactly what is truth and what is mere conjecture, and what is flat out lies. Because like most of you, my source of most information comes from a media complex that has been proved time and again to be deceptive. And like most of you, I am not a part of any inner circle that actually knows what is going on.

      But I trust Trump. I trust our President. I trust that he is capable and intelligent enough to know who around him he can trust. To know when he should fire someone. To know how to use people that might actually be opposed to him in a way that benefits him, whether they realize it or not. I trust that Trump knows far more than any of us does. And I trust that he has the instincts to navigate the Swamp without our help or “concerns”. That all he needs is our unwavering support.

      I trust President Trump. Do you?

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    • kp3ace says:

      According to Jay Sekulow, they can’t continue without empanelling(sp?) the grand jury. First, the research, now the questions to be answered. Seems overwhelming at times. But look at how long it took to get here. Wasn’t an overnight thing. This has been going on for a very long time People who were blind before are now seeing. (I was one of them).

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  3. Dora says:

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  4. Gil says:

    “”Stop Bickering, Get in Early, Make an Appointment.”

    That’s how the WSJ summarizes the new White House protocol implemented by Trump’s new Chief of Staff, Gen. John Kelly, appointed just one week ago, and who has been tasked with what many believe is impossible: restoring order to the White House.

    It’s already working. According to an anecdote relayed by the journal, earlier this week, a small group of senior officials talked with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office about plans to take on Beijing over intellectual-property theft. When a side debate broke out between two top aides, the new White House chief of staff ordered the pair out of the room.

    Return, John Kelly told them, once your differences are resolved, according to a person familiar with the exchange.
    The move kept the meeting on track. It also signaled to top staff that Mr. Kelly, a retired four-star general, planned to bring new order and discipline to a West Wing that has been riven for six months with division and disorganization, a move which has been cheered by many on Wall Street – notably Citi – who believe that Kelly’s arrival could mark a new phase for the heretofore chaotic, disorganized presidency and which may even lead to Trump’s successful passage of his proposed tax reform.

    Other signs of Mr. Kelly’s taking the reins, the WSJ reports, include the end of the unchecked flow of paperwork that crosses the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, and a new, more formal process for meeting with the president.”

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-04/general-kelly-unveils-his-plans-restore-order-trumps-white-house

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  5. Official notice to UN to withdraw from Paris treaty.

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  6. hoosiergranny says:

    As linked on Drudge:

    https://pilotonline.com/news/government/politics/virginia/republican-donor-from-virginia-beach-sues-gop-accusing-the-party/article_f7e5e7ec-f6ad-5d09-90d5-29774701b0c2.html

    An attorney from Virginia Beach suing the RNC and others for failing to repeal Obamacare.

    ” The GOP “has been engaged in a pattern of Racketeering which involves massive fraud perpetrated on Republican voters and contributors as well as some Independents and Democrats,” the suit said. Racketeering, perhaps better known for use in prosecuting organized crime, involves a pattern of illegal behavior by a specific group.”

    Perhaps this will catch on and others will join in.

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    • Joe Knuckles says:

      I love this. Call them out for being the frauds they are.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        Well they certainly have defrauded the people for 8 years. Unfortunately, that’s what politicians do. In the Republican party they’re called “campaign conservatives” and then once they’ve won their reelection, they’re back to politics as usual. The GOP is going to be scrabbling the closer 2018 looms. They’re thinking tax cuts will fix all this – but they’re wrong. The people want Obamacare gone. As long as the ACA remains on the books, the insurance companies are stealing our money for less or no care, and the government is right behind them in the same vein. I’m particularly referring to Medicare, for which people have paid premiums since 1966 and will be treated like they’re indigent 3rd class citizens along with Medicaid.

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  7. phoenixRising says:

    Sundance, I would appreciate your take on the following article and its assertions:

    The US establishment against the rest of the world

    by Thierry Meyssan

    The US ruling class feels threatened by the international changes prompted by President Trump. It has just united in order to force him under the guardianship of Congress. In a law which was voted almost unanimously, it has re-introduced sanctions against North Korea, Iran and Russia, and has unravelled the investments of the European Union and those of China. For them, it is essential to block the President’s policy of cooperation and development, and to return to the Wolfowitz doctrine of confrontation and suzerainety.

    http://www.voltairenet.org/article197288.html

    In particular, I am curious wrt Meyssan’s interpretation of :

    “… So what had to happen happened – the Democrat and Republican leaders came to an agreement to thwart President Trump’s foreign policy and preserve their imperial advantages.

    To do so, they adopted, in Congress, a 70-page law which officially set up sanctions against North Korea, Iran and Russia [2]. The text unilaterally promulgates that all other states in the world must respect these commercial restrictions. The sanctions therefore apply equally to the European Union and to China as to the states officially targeted.

    Only five parlementarians dissociated themselves from this coalition and voted against the law – representatives Justin Amash, Tom Massie and Jimmy Duncan, and senators Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders.

    The dispositions of this law more or less forbid the Executive to ease these commercial interdictions by any means whatsoever. Theoretically, therefore, Donald Trump is tied hands and feet. Of course, he can use his veto, but according to the Constitution, it would be enough for Congress to revote the text in the same terms in order to be able to impose it on the President. He will therefore sign it, thus avoiding the insult of being called to order by Congress. In the next few days, we shall see the start of a war unlike any other.”

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    • heidi says:

      Many sage and astute observers and analysts have now traced the latest bout of sanctions passed this week and signed by President Donald Trump today entirely to the massive lobbying and monetary power of the Energy Sector and Military Industrial Complex.
      How much money was given to the loathsome members of the U.S. Congress and Senate to bribe their vote for near-certain human extinction?
      quite simply, the fact that the American people overwhelmingly came out to support and vote for Donald Trump to be President, really made no difference anyway, since these mega-corporations/international banks simply only need to buy the hell out of each and every whore-ish member of the U.S. Congress and Senate, and include a provision in the bill disallowing the People’s elected President to veto their bill, and they can then literally shove any and all of their anti-American and pro-World War 3 bills and legislation down the American people’s collective throats, exposing them all to death, destruction, and nuclear obliteration.
      http://themillenniumreport.com/2017/08/only-u-s-deep-state-oligarchs-want-world-war-iii/

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  8. rumpole2 says:

    A side note to the “News” about the leak of Trump’s phone conversations…

    In an interview with Australian PM Turnbull in response to the leak of his convo with Trump, he mentioned in passing that USA WOULD be taking the Nauru refugees?

    I recall news item a few weeks ago claiming that Trump had REFUSED to honor the (daft) deal and US would not be taking the Nauru horde? The item stated that US officilas had left Nauru and halted the porcess to assess (and accept) “refugees”
    Seems the daft deal is back on?

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    • Kaco says:

      I thought they nixed that and we wouldn’t be taking them.

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      • rumpole2 says:

        I did too.
        It was a “shock” to hear Turnbull saying that the deal was going ahead.
        I’ll see if I can find the clip.

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        • rumpole2 says:

          Have not found the clip. I saw it on Fox.

          I did find a statement in a CBS article

          The Australian government has said it expects the first refugees to depart for the U.S. in October.

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          • Bendix says:

            I heard (from an Australian citizen) that part of the deal was they were going to take an equal measure of those border-crashers Obama invited in, you know, the ones Cruz and Beck were giving teddy bears to?
            I have been unable to confirm that.
            Obama had no business involving us with another country’s issues like that.
            Australia had no business accepting such an agreement.

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            • rumpole2 says:

              The deal involved Australia reciprocating by taking some Refugees from Costa Rica. The number not given.
              I don’t see that as much of a deal?

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              • Bendix says:

                The Australians have had so much trouble with Muslims they’d probably take the residents of Attica in a swap.
                Who swaps humans? That’s sick.

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                • rumpole2 says:

                  The Australians “backed themselves into a corner”

                  They have decreed as an absolute that they will not take ANY refugees who arrive as “boat people”. They are vulnerable to many thousands arriving from Asia by boat. However this “trick” to house them on Nauru rather than the Australian mainland falls down (IMO) if such “refugees” are gifted a place in USA. It wont stop people trying to get to Australia by boat. In fact it may encourage MORE if they think they get the prize of US citizenship, rather than Australian.

                  Liked by 2 people

              • rumpole2 says:

                I do have a solution……

                Liked by 2 people

    • G3 says:

      I believe the leaked phone call is from Jan. 27 th– since then we have reached our capacity immigrant level.

      Liked by 5 people

      • rumpole2 says:

        BUT… according to Turnbull (today) you guys will be getting the Nauru horde.

        Speaking to Sydney radio station 2GB after the President’s tweet, Mr Turnbull repeated what the Australian Government had been told through official channels.

        “This is not a deal that he would have done or that he would regard as a good deal,” he said.

        “But the question is will he commit to honour the deal. He has given that commitment.”

        Mr Turnbull said US officials were already assessing refugees on Nauru and Australian officials were working on the deal in Washington, despite Mr Trump’s comments.

        He added he was disappointed the details of the call — which he described as “very frank and forthright” — had been leaked.

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  9. Derek Hagen says:

    God speed Mr. President.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. fedback says:

    Publish transcripts of reporters’ private phone calls
    Give them a taste of their own medicine

    Liked by 2 people

  11. JohnP says:

    This one’s for Georgia. Somehow it got missed today in the Sessions hubbub.

    “Let’s face it: Capitol Hill leaks like a sieve,” Hosko said.

    “Ron Hosko, former deputy director of the FBI, said these changes could result in prosecution of members of Congress and Hill staffers. In the past, he said the FBI identified members of Congress who leaked classified information, who the Justice Department then declined to prosecute. Agents were often frustrated by this, Hosko added. Given the attorney general’s announcement, he said, members of Congress and Hill staffers may be more likely to face prosecution.”

    “I think that Sessions is trying to change the calculus,” he added. “He’s issuing a threat to those who leak and he is, perhaps, telling his own investigators and prosecutors to be more aggressive in finding it and in charging it.”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trump-sics-spy-hunters-on-leakers?via=twitter_page

    Liked by 6 people

  12. Hmm moving out desks to fix the AC. I think they are knocking out more walls looking for bugs.

    Liked by 3 people

  13. Some one is busted

    Liked by 8 people

  14. Sandra-VA says:

    The craziness going on here at the Treehouse is mindblowing. Lots of new names, lots of hysteria…

    All I can say is if you are listening to/following Cernovich or Prosobiec then you might consider not doing so, for your sanity. They don’t know anything. They are “building a brand”. Even places like Gateway Pundit and Breitbart are off the rails… but I think they are getting material from the aforementioned pair of brand builders. So, consider your mental health and don’t fall into the mud.

    That is all.

    I am taking a short break from the noise 😀

    Liked by 18 people

    • ALEX says:

      The last time I went to Drudge was February and Breitbart as well..I don’t listen to a word of the other two you mentioned..I like Dobbs and have tuned out Hannity most times last month or so…

      It does get old with comment sections and I selectively read them…This latest episode with McMasters shows the coordination of all this and it gets old quick…As the President boarded Air Force one today McMasters was standing next to him…That makes the President an idiot in their twisted world of innuendo and smears…

      I do limit my exposure though and couldn’t imagine waking up every day and clicking on Drudge or Breitbart etc…The campaign is over and hopefully the people posting this negativity constantly will end, but it is the base of right media and it’s what eventually turns people off…

      Liked by 6 people

    • teekay says:

      Tune it out. Scroll right past it. I actually enjoy some of the dumpster-fire days: I get to skip 50%-75% of the comments and thus greatly reduce the reading burden. It can be quite the challenge keeping up with the quality of commentary typically observed here.

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    • fedback says:

      It’s nothing new, it happens every time there are problems.
      People also freaked out for several days when Trump picked Pence as VP.
      They all wanted Sessions as VP….

      Liked by 2 people

    • Summer says:

      Since you mentioned Cernovich…

      Liked by 4 people

    • CountryclassVulgarian says:

      I used to say I take anything Cernovich and Prosobiec say with large doses of salt. Unfortunately I can’t imbibe that much salt so yeah I don’t listen.

      Liked by 4 people

  15. Pam says:

    Here is West Va’s Gov interview with Cavuto earlier today. Cavuto is a little hard to stomach here but I was interested in what the Gov had to say.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Summer says:

      CAVUTO: Governor, don’t you think you bet on the wrong horse? Because Muh Russia? And Muh Coup?

      There is no difference between Cavuto, Cernovich and other whores.

      Liked by 2 people

  16. M. Mueller says:

    I TRUST OUR PRESIDENT. Some of the comments on the threads today make him sound like a duffuss who can’t tell who is for him from who is against him. Not buying that.

    First I trust God; then I trust President Trump. I refuse to succumb to the doom and gloom scenario going around today.

    Liked by 11 people

    • I’ve come to the point of realizing that President Trump gets enough criticism from the lying media and Uniparty, therefore he doesn’t need it from me. I understand it’s hard to trust our government, considering how the GOPe has screwed us over time and time again but we have to let go the fears of the past and trust President Trump and his judgement. We need to be supportive as we can.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Dixie says:

      I’ve been noticing this for several days. It is obvious we have been invaded.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Alison says:

    Regarding noise, new names & Chicken Littles in the Treehouse … here’s an interesting pattern I’ve watched for weeks. Will give yesterday & today as examples:

    Yesterday Daily Thread – hundreds of Sessions negativity
    Yesterday McMaster Thread by SD – lots of McMaster bashing with little regard to what SD was suggesting we consider.
    Yesterday VA Shulkin vets telemedicine thread (good news) – a whopping 8 comments.

    Today Daily thread – hundreds of Sessions bashing
    Trump & jobs thread – fewer than 200 comments
    Trump NK sanctions thread – so far, 100 comments

    It is beyond absurd to think most of the new name bashers & repeat bashers don’t have an ulterior motive or aren’t fixated on one issue. They will never be satisfied & and they are markedly absent when good news is reported.

    Liked by 14 people

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      You have quite the analytic mind. Thanks for the info. Makes one think…!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dixie says:

        Everything Alison said has been obvious to me too. Even considered taking a long break, but I’m afraid I’ll miss something significant and I can’t stand tv news or local news anymore so I’m addicted to CTH and can’t stay away. 🙂

        Liked by 2 people

        • Sylvia Avery says:

          I can’t break for long, and usually it only takes a few hours to clear my head and regain my perspective.

          I rely on CTH for analysis of the daily news. I can’t get this kind of analysis elsewhere, so here I am.

          This is one of the only sites I have ever bothered to read the comments. Most places that is like rolling in the gutter. Here, for the most part, the comments are often as good as the articles.

          But man, I need to learn to hit the eject button instead of getting into the negativity churning around in some of these threads. It brings me down severely.

          Liked by 1 person

    • LBB says:

      The watching of norms is good, then you know when something is amiss. Various outlets dropping their comment sections lately, tweets & searches can change around, the recycling of stories lately, etc.

      The one thing that gave me heads up for incoming. When the “follower” counts have a unusually large daily/ uptick. Someday we will have that “identifier” for known outside disruptors . The ones that have a bankroll behind them.

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    • graciegram says:

      Alison, good points. No different than the MSM. Ignore the good.

      Like

    • JustSomeInputFromAz says:

      Wish I could do a double like “Alison”!

      Like

    • janc1955 says:

      Nice try doing your own bashing, but there’s an easy explanation. There’s a sense of impending doom in the air, coupled with a sense of extreme frustration with PDJTs enemies/media/uniparty, in addition to a lot of cold anger. Human nature dictates that we’ll spend time on the topics that are causing us the most angst. Those of you who can “rise above it all” … more power to ya. How’s the air up there?

      Liked by 1 person

  18. steven says:

    Its a message board, we all want the same thing. We are voicing our frustration that Sessions hasn’t done jack yet at least publicly. I would be 99% including myself would love to eat crow on sessions. I trust Trump…he is the only one I trust.

    Liked by 2 people

    • alligatriot says:

      The frustration is that the Attorney General hasn’t done what “some” consider jack because we would all love to see high profile arrests of what “we” think are obvious criminals. There is certainly reason for such frustration.
      However, a review of DOJ activities since the election indicates an awful lot of activity. The department’s 114,000 employees have been very busy. Their boss, in addition to overseeing their performance, was selected by the President and, although disappointed in some aspects of his work, seems to have faith the guy will perform.
      Time will tell.
      It is disingenuous to say “Sessions hasn’t done jack”.

      Liked by 3 people

    • JohnP says:

      The problem is prosecuting leakers takes years.
      The Obama administration prosecuted eight in eight years.

      Thomas Drake violated the espionage act in 2007.
      He was indicted in 2010.
      The case was dropped in 2011.

      Shamai Leibowitz was prosecuted and convicted in 2010.
      This case was a slam-dunk Leibowitz plead guilty. even the judge didn’t know what he leaked.

      Bradley Manning arrested in 2010.
      Charged and convicted in 2013.

      Stephen Kim indicted 2010
      Entered a guilty plea 2014.

      Jeffrey Sterling indicted 2010
      Convicted 2015

      John Kiriakou charged 2010
      Convicted 2015

      Edward Snowden charged 2013
      Living in Russia.

      So if anybody is expecting speedy convictions, forget about it.

      Liked by 8 people

    • Wiggyky says:

      Perhaps instead of looking at one man, you should look at his Department as a whole, that he has to oversee. They must be doing something right.

      https://mobile.twitter.com/TheJusticeDept

      Liked by 1 person

  19. Bendix says:

    There was a story today, out of Albany, NY about a rally in support of Mohammed Hossain and Yassin Aref, an immigrant from Bangladesh and a refugee from Iraq. These two men were convicted of terrorism-related charges and are currently in prison.
    I think the reason for the rally making the news today was just an excuse to accuse the Trump administration of Islamophobia or something, but he obviously had nothing to do with this 2004 case.
    The reason I’m posting this here tonight, is that there was a lot of controversy over the arrest and prosecution of these two men, and look who was acting AG when it happened – James Comey.
    http://wnyt.com/news/mohammad-hossain-yassin-aref-rally-2004-terrorism-arrest/4564011/?cat=10114
    http://www.twn.org/catalog/pages/cpage.aspx?rec=1236&card=price
    It looks as if Comey, and also the FBI, have been up to a lot of funny business for quite some time.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Pam says:

    It’s official now, SHS now has the @Pressec handle on twitter with a message from Spicer:

    Liked by 7 people

  21. Pam says:

    Liked by 6 people

  22. duchess01 says:

    WHAT’S HAPPENING – 08/03 (2) – 08/04/2017

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog

    Liked by 1 person

  23. psadie says:

    The only thing these Congressional clowns will pay attention to is when they are “personally” sued! I hope this man wins.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/08/republican-donor-sues-gop-fraud-related-obamacare-repeal/

    Liked by 2 people

  24. nwtex says:

    Waters: ‘When We Finish With Trump, We Have to Go and Get’ Pence
    4 Aug 2017

    On Friday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View,” Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) stated that after President Donald Trump is impeached, Vice President Mike Pence won’t be a better president than Trump and should be impeached as well.

    One of the show’s hosts, Joy Behar asked, “Do you think Pence will be better than Trump if he were impeached? ”

    Waters answered, “No. And when we finish with Trump, we have to go and get Putin. He’s next.”

    Behar then asked Waters if she meant Putin or Pence, and Waters clarified that she meant Pence.

    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/08/04/waters-when-we-finish-with-trump-we-have-to-go-and-get-pence/

    Liked by 1 person

  25. CDuran says:

    I recommend GAB TV. There are some great videos with INFO WARS and MILO. They are good guys. Sign on to this twitter alternative. It costs 6$ a month but it’s worth it.
    https://gab.ai/tv/watch/384

    Liked by 1 person

  26. georgiafl says:

    At the White House:

    Liked by 3 people

    • Gil says:

      Whoa…lots of work!!!

      “The work, which will be carried out by the General Service Administration, includes:

      Refurbishing cracked stairs leading into the White House from the South Lawn, which have not been restored in 64 years
      Performing exterior electricity upgrades, power-washing, and resurfacing an exterior door
      Upgrading the HVAC system, which is 27 years old and runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week
      Fixing leaks in the lower press area of the West Wing
      Renovating the kitchen of the Navy Mess
      Painting and renovating to freshen up the colors and switching out curtains and carpets
      Removing temporary stairs by the press briefing room.

      The president is spending the 17 days of the renovation at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey on what will be his first extended vacation since taking office in January.”

      https://www.google.com/amp/www.townandcountrymag.com/society/politics/amp10366986/trump-white-house-renovation-details/

      Liked by 1 person

  27. M33 says:

    This is an ad that Twitter is promoting big time

    I simply cannot believe people can be this shallow…
    It’s sad, really…

    Check out @netflix’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/netflix/status/892831562689105920?s=09

    Like

  28. trialbytruth says:

    Does any one know who the 4 people charged with leaking are? I have looked everywhere.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. With all this lookin for a crime..
    May I remind Mr. Session of A “coon Huntin Story”..

    Liked by 2 people

  30. ALEX says:

    Good to see Levin is in on this full steam…These folks, including Hannity did this during Gulf War..I’m never going back to that club no matter how hard they try…I’ve basically given up on all of them…At least Levin uses the word Israel…the others are to stupid or just chicken….

    Liked by 1 person

    • ALEX says:

      My point being it’s not about Iran, it’s about the neo-con support of Israel in all matters they deem acceptable…I hope these people go away for good or back to National Review etc…

      Liked by 1 person

    • wheatietoo says:

      Agree about Levin.
      I’ve been amazed to see so many people here quoting him lately and using his Conservative Review as a source.
      Do people not remember what Levin did to Sundance?!

      But Hannity tries to be like Switzerland, and tries to get all conservatives together.
      And Hannity is not even a Republican…he’s a registered ‘Conservative’ with the Conservative Party.

      I still watch Hannity because he is the only one who puts some of these important stories on his show…which forces the others to cover them later.
      But I do it with a healthy sense of skepticism.

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  31. ALEX says:

    This is a interesting read if anyone wants something different…It has some rougher language…

    http://taxicabdepressions.com/?p=1193

    America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.

    Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution (1996)

    I had a very memorable and thought-provoking passenger a while back that I never wrote about because while I found him fascinating, he seemed a little too political for what was always intended to be a fun blog to read and some cheap therapy for your humble driver and writer. But in light of all the scandals that have erupted lately and the EpicClusterSharknadoFuck that is ObamaCare, I have been thinking about a few things he said to me, so I’m going to commit them to paper (or pixels), if only for my own reading. So if you just want to read about moron drunks and belligerent whores, skip this post…

    But if you are interested in catching up on current events that just might personally affect you soon, please read on…

    Liked by 2 people

    • Iron Lady says:

      “America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.” Hah!!!! Gotta try to remember that one!

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  34. This is what Julian Assange said to Mueller – This should be good to see what’s is store

    So Mueller likes leaks?

    I wonder if he likes @wikileaks?

    I guess we will find out soon enough. It’s about to get real Robert. Ready?

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  36. Sedanka

    It looks like your right

    Here is his real link off of wikileaks
    https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/with_replies

    I’ve been fooled

    Like

  37. Troublemaker10 says:

    Sessions stopped the slush fund to leftist groups in June. Now he is requesting a 10 year accounting of those payments.

    ————
    Exclusive – Jeff Sessions Orders Look into ‘DOJ Slush Fund’ Payments to Leftists
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/04/sessions-orders-doj-recount-slush-fund-payments-leftists/

    Excerpt:

    The new memo, dated July 28, goes further, commanding DOJ attorneys to look back into the history of these settlements and report back every payment that would not meet the new standards laid down in June. Payments agreed to but not yet paid out are also to be identified. Every component is to be reported to Associate Attorney General Brand by the end of the month.

    The exact long-term intent of this data collection effort could not be inferred from the memo, but the assembled information will give a much clearer picture of this practice that estimates claim may have given left-wing activists hundreds of millions of dollars wrenched from the hands of American corporations.

    Like

  38. citizen817 says:

    Like

  39. citizen817 says:

    True…this is what they see.

    President Trump looks at same picture and sees families, the forgotten of all colors

    Like

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