August 28th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #221

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1,268 Responses to August 28th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #221

  1. Sylvia Avery says:

    To flit to the petty and selfish arena for a moment, WTH? Lou Dobbs is STILL on vacation? This is week three. I know he works hard, but three weeks without Lou? C’mon man. I miss you.

    Now that I said that I hope it truly is vacay and not illness.

    Liked by 6 people

    • snellvillebob says:

      He is back now. I was afraid one of the Murdoch boys got to him.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Miss Lou, hope he isn’t fired

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      • Remington says:

        Ditto…turn on Lou at 4:00… If he’s not on – I’m gone. ‘regardless who’s sitting in his chair..the “suitable subs” are all just fox wankers…..I will say he seemed to have a bit of a cough weeks before his vacation…

        I don’t put anything past old Rupert and this nitwit sons.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Yes i wonder about lou. If I may, I am going to engage in my magical thinking:

      There are many Trump supporters who are gone from the public eye. BOR, Payne, Bolling,Greta, Bannon, Gorka, Katrina, Lewandowski. And, there are others who seem to be taking excessive time off like lou and hannity. Maybe they are all working together launching a new network?

      I figure if some want to believe Sessions is secretly building cases, I can believe these folks are secretly building a news station.

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    • M.A. says:

      I watched a couple of nights where Gregg Jarrett subbed. I thought he did a decent job. Thoughts?

      Liked by 4 people

    • I have a very sweet almost meet story about Lou Dobbs. I was producing a huge conference about 20 years ago and I decided to ask Mr. Dobbs to be my keynote speaker for the event. Unfortunately, after several stops and starts he ended up not being able to do it due to a family matter. Now, mind you, I never got a chance to speak with him personally, but I literally got to know his personal assistant like an old friend. She was so sweet and kind and I talked to her a lot in preparation for the event. I could just tell that this woman was a very happy employee and very devoted to her boss. I could tell that he treated this woman like the wonderful woman she was. It’s difficult to say how specifically I knew this, but only from speaking with someone on a regular basis do you get that notion. Any way, in the end he couldn’t do it and she told me that he asked her to make sure I knew how badly he felt about it and if it were anything other than what his personal matter was, he would have never canceled. She explained that family always comes first for Mr. Dobbs. Even though I was majorly disappointed I didn’t get the chance to meet him, I’ll never forget that experience in just working with someone close to him. I’ve always adored him ever since and he’s turned into my very favorite Trump supporter!

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        What a great story! I think that is really cool that you got to know someone close to him. You can tell a lot about someone by the staff they hire and how they react.

        I knew who Lou Dobbs was, of course. I had watched him here and there for years. But it wasn’t until after the RNC that I got so disgusted with FOX that I turned to Fox Business and there was Lou every afternoon staunchly supporting Trump, or at least not constantly knocking him like everyone else was having so much fun doing. He quickly became daily viewing for me.

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  2. yucki says:

    After the President’s sensational speech in Poland, I’m happy to share articles and videos from the exceptional volunteer translators. Grim as things are, Poland is a shining example of national will. [The following happened to a Polish tourist in Italy.]

    Police are looking for perpetrators of violent assault on Poles in Rimini

    Italian police are looking for four perpetrators of a brutal attack on two Polish tourists on the beach in Rimini, where a 26-year-old woman was raped and her husband beaten. Italian press on Sunday is calling the attack on Poles “bestial” and “inhuman”.

    https://vladtepesblog.com/2017/08/28/police-are-looking-for-perpetrators-of-violent-assault-on-poles-in-rimini/

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    • yucki says:

      More on this story. Original translation from the Italian:
      It is forbidden to say that the suspects are foreigners

      Even in the face of the horror of a group rape against a girl, the political-correctness softens the blow. Rape is an infamous crime, regardless of who commits it.

      But the point is: why not say who, or rather who is being sought as the alleged persons responsible, as what is happening in the case of the girl raped on the beach of Rimini? Readers of most of yesterday’s daily newspapers and news broadcasts, which have also reserved a lot of room for the matter, do not know or have the slightest idea, reading through the lines, that the police are hunting for three Maghreb (Northern African) immigrants.

      https://vladtepesblog.com/2017/08/28/it-is-forbidden-to-say-that-the-suspects-are-foreigners/

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  3. WSB says:

    So, the NORKS just shot one over Japan. Now what does that mean?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. http://thehill.com/homenews/house/348343-gop-lawmaker-proposes-amendment-that-would-stop-funding-for-special-counsel

    GOP lawmaker proposes amendment to stop Mueller investigation after 180 days
    © Getty
    A Republican lawmaker has put forth an amendment that would stop funding for the special counsel’s Russia investigation 180 days after it becomes law.

    The amendment from Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) would also prevent special counsel Robert Mueller from probing “matters occurring before June 2015,” which is the month Trump announced his presidential bid.
    The amendment was submitted as part of the upcoming spending package the lower chamber is expected to weigh after the congressional recess.
    Mueller, who was appointed special counsel in May, is responsible for investigating Russia’s interference in the presidential election and any potential ties between President Trump’s campaign staff and Moscow.

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  5. Sylvia Avery says:

    So, if I am going to read about stuff like this and have my blood pressure soar, I might just as well share with you all. This is how BO treated us. No act was too low, too vile, too anti American.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/200000-deportation-cases-quietly-closed-under-obama/article/2632724

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  6. Zennalou says:

    Trump Gives Obama Project to Help Food-Stamp Recipients Eat More Fruit & Veggies $16.8 Million

    The Trump administration is throwing more money at a controversial Obama-era program that dedicated tens of millions of dollars to help food-stamp recipients eat more fruits and vegetables. It was part of a project launched by the former president and his wife to provide low-income minorities—already getting free groceries from the government—with healthier foods, compliments of Uncle Sam. In the last two years alone of the Obama presidency the initiative, known as Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program, received an astounding $62.5 million.

    This month, the Trump administration announced that the cash will keep flowing via the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the agency that administers the nation’s monstrous food-stamp program. The agency will dole out $16.8 million to dozens of nonprofits, food banks and state agencies that will provide residents of low-income neighborhoods who already get free groceries from the government with fresh produce. The Obama administration coined them “food deserts,” common in poor, minority communities where fresh, healthy food is tough to find or often unavailable. This created a national epidemic of obesity among minorities, the Obama administration asserted, and the government had a duty to intervene. Michelle Obama pushed through a $4.5 billion law (Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act) shortly after her husband got elected president and the money started pouring into a variety of projects designed to eradicate “food deserts.” To eliminate the welfare stigma, the administration renamed food stamps Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the rolls swelled to a breathtaking 46.5 million in 2016. This cost American taxpayers and eye-popping $70 billion, according to government figures.

    There was tremendous hope that the new administration would put an end to the madness. or at least cut back on overlapping benefits. Instead, it’s dedicating more taxpayer funds to an already bloated welfare program. “These grants help provide low income families with the resources they need to consume more nutritious food,” Trump’s USDA Secretary, Sonny Purdue, said in an agency press release announcing the new $16.8 million allocation. “Last year, SNAP helped put healthy food on the tables of at least 44 million Americans, including 19 million children. This builds on the successes of health-related incentives, with many of the projects being conducted at farmers markets. At the same time, we’re also helping to strengthen local and regional food systems.”

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2017/08/trump-gives-obama-project-help-food-stamp-recipients-eat-fruit-veggies-16-8-mil/?utm_source=deployer&utm_medium=email&

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    • 4sure says:

      Purdue loves the welfare Farm subsidies. He’s a liberal. No better than any dim liberal. Purdue never will see a farm welfare program he doesn’t love.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      I am not upset about this…

      Liked by 3 people

      • WSB says:

        As long as EBT cards are only used for food. No beer, or cruises, or cigarettes.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Sandra-VA says:

          The program in question sends fresh produce to food banks etc.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Oldschool says:

            Sandra, with respect, that is the propagandized version. It is rife with corruption on the consumer level as much as the providers. Much like planned parenthood is tauted as womens healthcare. Having worked there, I can assure you, that is just not true.

            We do not have anyone in this country dying of starvation. Check it out. It’s true. This is all about $$$$$

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            • Sandra-VA says:

              There are communities where food banks are needed, such as in Apalachia. Sorry, but I have a heart and there are people who go hungry in this Country, whether you believe it or not.

              I grew up poor. I know what it is like to be hungry.

              Yes, there are abuses, but there are many good stories too.

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              • Oldschool says:

                There are some exceptions, but a huge corrupt government system does very little to target real needs, as you correctly state about the appalacian poverty.

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              • joanfoster says:

                No one on food subsidies via EBT cards are growing up hungry. Just take a look at the kinds of people on food stamps and then look at their body profile. This is not the picture of hunger – quite the opposite, big butts, big bellies, big bodies.

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                • nimrodman says:

                  … plus, their kids get fed at school too. 3 meals a day in some schools. And some have weekend programs or send the kids home with “backpacks”.

                  That’s why they can afford to divert much (some? most? who knows?) of their EBT allotment to fraud, selling for half on the dollar for fraudulent cash back.

                  Liked by 3 people

                • Razzberryjenni says:

                  Please don’t take this as an argument. Healthy foods cost much more than processed foods.

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        • AmericaFirst says:

          Or strippers.

          Liked by 1 person

        • Sylvia Avery says:

          Better still if they figured out a way to make EBT cards non transferrable so you couldn’t sell them to family and friends for cash that you can use to buy your beer, cigs, weed or whatever.

          Liked by 3 people

          • Oldschool says:

            Tattoos. Don’t forget tattos!!!

            Liked by 1 person

          • StormyeyesC says:

            There was a time when you would go to the health dept. and collect peanut butter, cheese, rice, powdered milk, and canned beans and soups. You didn’t get to “select” your food, if you were too poor to buy it yourself, you got what the government had a surplus of, and what was cheap. No cookies, soda, chips, nice meats, breads, HELL NO. And you shouldn’t get it now, sorry, but I watch the abuse of EBT stamps and it is another crock for the most part.

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            • Sylvia Avery says:

              Yep. It is sad, but the fraud involved in this one program is completely overlooked unless it is on a large scale, like a convenience store that is known in the neighborhood as the place to sell your EBT card for pennies on the dollar, or something like that.

              But the scale of all the individuals who get the EBT benefits and don’t actually use it and instead sell or trade it would probably shock us all.

              But we can’t talk about it because it would look like we were being mean to poor people, or something.

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    • Oldschool says:

      This disgusts me. Our local “farmers market” gets so much of this grant money as well as the ESB people and vendors who double dip while charging us paying people twice the price. It is quite similar to the way SD explained the global market setting diffrrent prices for different countries and we subsidize it all.

      Thanks for the post lou. This one, along with that EO militarizing LE don’t feel like winning.

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      • Bendix says:

        The whole notion of “food deserts” is fake news.
        One area locally which was designated as such has a farmer’s market, two markets in walking distance, and bus service.
        Plus I know for fact that many low-income people use taxis as a way to bring groceries home from supermarkets located outside their neighborhoods.
        These people who come up with this stuff don’t know what they are talking about.
        Give people money for groceries, and it still isn’t enough?
        Btw, I contribute to food pantries, etc. knowing that there are times when people are in need, but this is ridiculous.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      A key missing piece to this program is to stop funding ice cream, chips, candy, candy bars and Especially soda via the EBT. Cut these things 100% from the program. Esp. the soda! And make sure that the cards are not being accepted anywhere they oughtn’t for products they are not supposed to fund.

      It is not what they are not buying that is making them fat and unhealthy. It is what they Are buying! Sadly, soda from EBT also helps fund drugs as it is resold for cash at a fraction of the retail value.

      Here is a list of how ebt assistance is spent. “Sweetened Beverages” = soda and other high sugar drinks. When you see “salty snacks” think chips. Prepared deserts is its own category. Soda/sugar beverages, salty snacks, candy, sugar & prepared deserts are 22.6% of the ebt assistance usage! Over 1/5 of the money is going to junk food!
      http://thefederalist.com/2016/12/16/wont-believe-much-food-stamp-recipients-spend-soda/

      More recent article on EBT soda purchases from the NYT (yuck source, I know!).
      One of the most frustrating things is that they observe that SNAP households spend a higher percentage of their funds/benefits on soda and junk food than do people who are buying their own food with their own money! Shouldn’t these things be limited as they are a “treat”/luxury and not something I want my paycheck to be shorted to help them buy. Plus then we pay more for their health care and on other programs to give them more veggies and fruits. They have the funds for veggies and fruits but are not choosing to spend wisely and healthfully!

      Second source for the study
      https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2017/01/14/USDA-report-shows-10-percent-of-food-stamps-go-to-buying-soda/3061484440932/

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    • Wiggyky says:

      I think if PTrump cut off those funds too quckly he would be chastised as a heartless bastard. He has to be careful of what he cuts and how he cuts it. We already know how they have condemned him for other big cuts. This is a true third rail.

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  7. Sandra-VA says:

    FANTASTIC NEWS!!!! John Nolte is going back to Breitbart! THANK HEAVENS!!

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/20337/fond-farewell-daily-wire-john-nolte

    Now, maybe Breitbart will get back on track.

    P.S. John’s wife had major back surgery right after he left BB and he spent many months taking care of her. He is an awesome guy as well as an awesome writer/Trump supporter.

    Liked by 7 people

  8. Abster says:

    Has Texian been posting. I was enjoying his informative posts yesterday. Hope he and family are okay.

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Regina says:

    LOL – Martha McCallum just reported that some people are speculating that Nikki Haley might be getting Tillerson’s job (after his perfectly reasonable “the President speaks for himself” comment).

    they’re so confused, they don’t know up from down anymore –

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  10. Regina says:

    Yes!

    A Republican congressman proposed an amendment to the upcoming federal spending bill that would all but end Robert Mueller’s special investigation of President Trump six months after the bill’s passage.

    Rep. Ron DeSantis’ (R-Fla.) amendment says that no funds from the spending package “may be used to fund activities pursuant to [the special counsel probe] later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.”

    Mueller has been investigating President Trump’s alleged ties to Russia and any collusion between the two during the 2016 election.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Sandra-VA says:

    Trump supporter needs some help:

    He suffered burns over 70% of his body in a house fire, been in hospital for 2 mths, has 3 small kids.

    Liked by 5 people

    • StormyeyesC says:

      Too many scams. Doesn’t give his full name or details of ‘fire” so you cant verify anything I am a skeptic, you never know, he coulda been cooking meth and he blew up his house. Maybe no kids. I see way too many gofundme accounts

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      • Judith says:

        Terrible, but I had the same (meth lab) thought. Most dads with kids are connected to their community via work, schools, PTA’s, churches, sports groups.. I too am highly suspicious of ‘anonymous’ fundraisers for strangers. Always best to offer assistance through local charities like the Salvation Army. And even then, investigate the charitable organization first.

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  12. Sandra-VA says:

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  15. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Concerning hilly’s new book;
    I’m curious as to why anyone would spend money for a book on ‘how to lose.’

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Bendix says:

    The Trump and the Russians concern trolling on here has become too much for me.
    I have enough “concern” in my life right now with what is happening to good Americans in Houston, I don’t need to deal with fake concern here.
    Guess I’ll have to take a break.

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  17. NJF says:

    Ugggghhhhh.

    Watching the US open and Alec Baldwin is in the stands. They just asked him, “how hard has it been to make people laugh over the last year?”

    I freaking hate espn. Needless to say I couldn’t turn the channel fast enough.

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  18. Troublemaker10 says:

    So true….

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  19. Troublemaker10 says:

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  20. Donna in Oregon says:

    Some times I think about mailing really stinky cheese to Paul Ryan.

    Is it wrong to hope that 60 million Americans send Paul Ryan stinky cheese?

    Thoughts of a bad republican…..

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  21. Troublemaker10 says:

    Leaked Emails: Dem State Leaders Think Obama’s New Organizing Army is ‘Grade A Bullshit’
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/leaked-emails-dem-state-leaders-think-obamas-new-organizing-army-is-grade-a-bullshit

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  22. duchess01 says:

    WHAT’S HAPPENING – 08/28/2017

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog

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  23. sunnydaze says:

    New Confed Monuments being built. Knew it would happen. didn’t think it would be this quick tho.

    Liked by 3 people

  24. Troublemaker10 says:

    Who’s paying for legal fees and bail for Antifa that are arrested?

    Liked by 4 people

  25. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • Harry Lime says:

      It can’t be that difficult to infiltrate antifa…just dress in black and act like a violent moron…you’ll fit right in.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Wiggyky says:

      This always happens when the cameras are turned on. Soon as they turn them off, everything quiets down. It is all show and the anti-American gullible presstitutes will make sure they have all the criminal stuff to trash PTrump. No ethics or integrity needed to be a media person, just pathetic excuse for parents..

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  26. sunnydaze says:

    St. Augustine FL. is having a city council meeting tonight on removing the Confed Statues from the Plaza downtown. It’s being broadcast on TV.

    There’ve been a *lot* of well-reasoned anti-removal – arguments and maybe two reasoned pro-removal arguments. So things were looking pretty darn good for the anti-removal side.

    Then this ass gets up and starts ripping into MLK and how he cheated on his wife and maybe we should get rid of MLK Street. CRINGE. Looked and sounded like a MASSIVE FOOL. “I’ve been faithful to my wife for 50 years!!!! MLK cheated on his wife X amount of times!!! Get rid of the street!!!!”

    A couple of these people have mentioned something that is a GOOD idea, IMO. Instead of taking these monuments down, put up more monuments that show/symbolize the Progress we have made as a society.

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    • Judith says:

      I can’t believe we are even talking about this. Keep yer cotton picking hands off our monuments! There is no good reason to destroy public property, period. I find it astonishing how we are so easily led. College applications now have no fewer than 8 choices to fill in for “gender.” These people are freaking nuts.

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  27. psadie says:

    I think when PTrump goes to Texas tomorrow he should announce that he is going to begin his “INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM” with Houston seeing how they have suffered incredible damaged…let’s see what the Democrats say on that one!!! WINNING.

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  28. georgiafl says:

    President Trump has retweeted a couple of items that lets us know he’s aware of a lot more than we ever realized:

    @realDonaldTrump had 36,946,306 followers @ 10:30 pm

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  29. kinthenorthwest says:

    OK Time for games===And prayers.
    ACTIVE SHOOTER: Multiple People Dead After Gunman Opens Fire at Public Library in New Mexico
    http://truepundit.com/exclusive-houston-mayor-ignored-feds-dire-hurricane-warnings-48-hours-before-impact-refused-to-evacuate-despite-u-s-army-corp-intel-of-catastrophe/

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  30. Lucille says:

    We have evidence of a scandal of epic proportions in Congress!
    Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler on OAN

    Luv me some Liz!

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  31. NJF says:

    Sheriff Joe’s replacement.

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  32. andyocoregon says:

    I’m offended by this statue. It should be torn down or at the very least covered with a black plastic burka.
    http://katu.com/news/nation-world/statue-of-martin-luther-king-jr-unveiled-in-his-hometown-08-28-2017

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  33. RAC says:

    Where’s the Tues 29th page can’t seem to find it.

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