September 9th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #233

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740 Responses to September 9th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #233

  1. Sylvia Avery says:

    I just looked at FOX and they mentioned the Cabinet meeting underway. They said the Cabinet prayed before starting the meeting and they showed a photo of everyone around the table with their heads bowed.

    Over and over again I am blown away by the expressions of faith by this Administration. I am so grateful that PDJT seeks divine guidance. I never expected this side of him.

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    • I firmly believe that President Trump was chosen by God to lead this country back where we should be. Every day I hurt tremendously for him and his family due to all the things that are being said and done to him. I pray for him many times a day.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        Me, too. I’m so glad you are praying. I do, too.

        I have never been a vigilant prayer warrior, but at some point during the campaign the anguish I felt over what I saw as the final chance for this country overwhelmed me frequently.

        I finally realized the best thing I personally could do was to pray and I started praying daily for Donald Trump and this country.

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    • Oldschool says:

      Me either sylvia, but I am so grateful. Cannot really know, but given Melania’s culture and her asking the Pope to bless her rosary beads, there may be a very deep faith for both of them that they have no need to broadcast.

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    • tony says:

      We pray for POTUS and VPOTUS everyday along with the cabinet.We as you know are living in the most dangerous times in the history of our nation.Not only do we pray but have communion for them daily.It says in the word to pray for our leaders so we do.We pray for Gods wisdom,favor,,.protection and strength and health for them.We need to say to theLord here am I send me.

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    • dogsmaw says:

      I suspect that God’s Hand is directly leading this government to do whats best for all of us.

      That said, I just got off the interstate after traveling a bit more than 3 hours today. You hear about stuff on the internet, but when you see police escorted tankers going over the speed limit headed east from Houston you just gotta know, that cabinet is in full control over everything happening with these disasters.

      Alot of people also voluntarily helping others is something that has been a long time coming…It’s Happening in Real Time!!!

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        The logistics of the Harvey aftermath and the evacuation of Florida are utterly mindboggling. I am so grateful we have such skilled and effective people in charge.

        Thanks for your post, I am always fascinated by the stories people have about what they have seen and experienced.

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    • psadie says:

      PTrump said that he wants to be known as the “President that has prayed the most.” He told that to some of the evangelical pastors that prayed over him recently.

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    • Timmy-the-Ute says:

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    • Blue Ridge Mts Va says:

      I like that, that they are praying. It is really smart to seek God on everything. I am glad PDJT does this. I do think God chose him just to be our President. I Praise God daily for PDJT. I pray for him, his family and his cabinet.

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  2. fleporeblog says:

    They are so scared 😳! Barry and his minions realize that the passage of the Graham/Cassidy/Heller Bill will destroy Obamacare once and for all. Not one single state would choose to continue its policy because it would destroy the state’s economy. Please keep in mind 4 states receive 40% of Obamacare funding (California, New York, Massachusetts and Maryland). The Graham/Cassidy/Heller Bill puts a complete stop to that. The left are literally counting down the days until the month ends because Obamacare will remain the law of the land for at least one additional year. Reconciliation for the 2017 Fiscal Year ends after September 30th.

    However, our President has completely cleared the legislative schedule for the remaining month of September. Tax Reform is moving along swimmingly on its own track. If the Bill is finished and introduced on Monday, all bets are off. The CBO will have the two required weeks to score it. The Senate can have their committees discuss it while its scored. During the week of September 25th, the Senate can vote on it followed the next day by the House.

    From the article linked above:

    As it stands, the legislation would make it virtually impossible for dozens of states to continue operating Obamacare as we know it without kicking in unrealistic amounts of their own money. That’s because, in the short term, the law is designed to penalize states that embraced the ACA while rewarding those that resisted it. Further down the line, the legislation simply zeroes out all of Obamacare’s spending, a de facto repeal of the entire program that doesn’t include a replacement.

    In its early years, Graham-Cassidy is about robbing Peter to pay Paul—or, to be more precise, raiding California’s health-care budget in order to temporarily lavish some extra dough on North Dakota. The bill would take all of the money Washington currently spends on Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and premium subsidies, then distribute it to states in the form of block grants that, in theory, lawmakers in Albany or Topeka could use to fund whatever health care system they desired. Meanwhile, it leaves in place some of Obamacare’s consumer protections for patients with pre-existing conditions.

    Sounds reasonable? There’s a catch. Instead of determining each state’s block grant based on how much money it receives under Obamacare today, the bill would doll out funding based on a baroque formula that favors poorer, older, sparsely populated parts of the country. As a result, it shifts spending from large states that expanded Medicaid, like California and New York, to small states that did not, like Mississippi and Alabama. There are some exceptions to this rule. For instance, nonexpansion states like North Carolina and Florida could see their health-care funding slashed, since lots of their residents get premium subsidies through the ACA’s exchanges today. Nevada, which did take up the expansion, could see a slight funding bump. But, as a whole, the bill starts off as a giant slap at states that committed the sin of trying to get more of their residents insured through Obamacare.

    It gets worse. Graham-Cassidy schedules its block grants to grow slower than the cost of health care or insurance, thus eroding their value over time. According to the progressive Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the system would would lead to a 34 percent spending cut by 2026. Nine states—California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia—would see their federal health-care funding cut in half under the block grant system, compared to what they would have received from Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and subsidy spending. Keeping the ACA in place would require spending vastly more of their own state revenue, which would be prohibitively expensive.

    Even so, this bill should make Obamacare’s supporters nervous, at the very least. It doesn’t merely shuffle Obamacare’s funding around, but rather chokes it off entirely over the course of a decade. Graham and Cassidy may be attempting the legislative equivalent of a half-court buzzer beater. But we’re in big trouble if they just happen to sink it.

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  3. Gil says:

    GOOD LORD, prayers are needed.

    Eric Bolling received the devastating word that his 19-year-old son was found dead in Colorado Friday, the same day he left Fox News.
    Eric Chase Bolling, the former Fox host’s only son, was a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The cause of his passing has not been released.

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  4. fleporeblog says:

    More and more signs that the Economic Train 🚂 will not be stopped by Muh Russia, the Uniparty, MSM, CoC, Big Club, China 🇨🇳, Globalist and anyone else that is trying to fight our President’s agenda. When your entire agenda is about Making America Great Again, your enemies will lose and lose BIGLY!

    From the article linked above:

    – Index rises to +138, highest since +147 in September 2000
    – Hike is latest in 98-point rise since February 2016
    – 68% optimistic about stock market — tied for highest percentage on record

    A new surge of optimism among U.S. investors has pushed the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index to its highest level since September 2000. The index, after rising in every quarter since the start of 2016, leveled off in the second quarter at +124 before rising to its current +138 in the third quarter.

    The latest boost in optimism pushes the index almost 100 points higher than the +40 score measured in February 2016. The 98-point hike over the past 18 months is the largest increase in the 20-year history of the index that is not a rebound immediately after a major drop in optimism.

    One of the key factors in the robust third-quarter index is investors’ growing confidence in the stock market.

    Sixty-eight percent now say they are optimistic about the stock market’s performance during the next year, matching the record high for the question from December 1999 and January 2000.

    At least 61% have expressed optimism about the stock market in each of the three surveys this year, a percentage matched or exceeded only four other times in the 132 times the question has been asked since April 2000.

    Twenty-five percent say they are “very optimistic,” topping the previous record high of 24% from the first quarter of this year. Only 11% were very optimistic a year ago.

    Sixty-one percent of investors now say it is a good time to invest in the stock market, up from 53% two years ago.

    Retiree Investors More Optimistic Than Nonretirees

    Optimism has risen considerably more among retired investors this year than among nonretired investors. In the first-quarter survey, the index was similar among retirees (+124) and nonretirees (+127). Now retirees are considerably more optimistic than nonretirees, +158 versus +130. While nonretirees’ ratings of the personal and economic components have moved little this year, both have risen significantly for retirees.

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  5. zephyrbreeze says:

    A plea from John Nolte – punish the cable news shows – cut the cord – destroy the propaganda machine.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. 4beagles says:

    I’m still angered that Louis Lerner faces no charges.
    My disappointment in AG Sessions continues to grow.

    Liked by 4 people

    • WSB says:

      I am holding out that the TruTheVote court case needs to expose the names of the IRS employees first. Then there might be the ‘new evidence’ to which the DOJ was referring.

      Could be intriguing.

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  7. zephyrbreeze says:

    Trigger warning for reals.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Regina says:

    After functioning for 40 years, the New York branch of Pakistan’s Habib Bank has been ordered shut by US regulators after repeated warnings on possible terror funding and money laundering.

    A fine of $225 million has also been slapped on the Bank.

    According to officials, Habib, Pakistan’s biggest private bank, has been asked several times to watch out for suspicious transactions that could be related to illicit purposes.

    Habib has been functioning in the US since 1978. Throughout the years, it has approved large transactions by a known terrorist and an international arms dealer and improperly used a “good guy” list to clear transactions worth over $250 million.
    View at

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  9. Pam says:

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  10. big bad mike says:

    We need Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson to kick some GOPe and Antifa ass. John Wayne and. Ward Bond can Hammer down too.

    Liked by 3 people

    • WeThePeople2016 says:

      Add Clint Eastwood to that list as well.

      Liked by 3 people

    • WSB says:

      We just watched Bullitt!!! Nothing better!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Oldschool says:

        So did we! Now I want a mustang!

        Liked by 2 people

        • WSB says:

          Ha! When I was young, my parents bought a green1965 Mustang, with the bucket seats, which was a tank! Loved it!

          For some reason the brakes failed on her one day, a few years later, and my mother put it in neutral and ‘bumped’ into the front of a store. Only a a piece of clapbord was broken, and there was not a dent on the car!

          Can you just imagine what Steve and his ’68 Mustang could do up the steps of the Capitol?

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        • paulraven1 says:

          Years ago I met Bob Relyea, the film’s producer and McQueen’s partner at Solar Films. He told some great stories. Relyea said that their producing option on the Warner lot was running out and they had no projects. The pizza delivery kid came in one day and was carrying a paperbook thriller he raved about. McQueen took a look at it and joked to Relyea, “why don’t we make this?” The book, Mute Witness, was indeed adapted into Bullitt. McQueen had never played a cop before, and never did again. He insisted on not wearing a tie and jacket except for the opening, thus the turtleneck look. McQueen was a superior driver but did not drive in all the car chase scenes. Most of the driving was both choreographed and performed by Cary Loftin, a great stunt driver. The chase was however McQueen’s idea, and he chose the director, Peter Yates, based on his direction of a British care chase film a year earlier. The Mustangs in the film (there were two) were highly modified versions of the street car. An ordinary Mustang could not have taken the punishment.

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      • Ditch Mitch says:

        Ah…Steve McQueen. One of the last to do all his own stunts.

        Liked by 1 person

  11. big bad mike says:

    TCM is pathetic. They broadcast good movies like John Wayne in Three Godfather’s, Hondo, and Rooster Cogburn – but have snuck in Six Barbara Streisand movies this week. She sucks.

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  12. cycle1 says:

    Not sure if this was brought up yet:

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  13. carole says:

    Full disclosure: I care deeply about the hearing impaired as I once was one and it is a terribly isolating handicap. That said, the hearing impaired who are watching pressers on tv can turn on words. Signers are needed only for the direct audience in front of them at pressers. Signers do not need to be seen on tv. They are very distracting, especially the ones who act out in what to me at least is a way designed to draw attention to themselves.. And then there are the cameras that show some of the signers only from the side so hearing impaired tv viewers cannot possibly be helped by them. There, I’ve said it. The signers need to be off camera.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      TY for posting this interesting and important update on PDJT’s judicial nominees, including his latest pick to serve on the US Court of Appeals for DC, a nest of hard left activists. FTA:

      “Whatever criticisms conservatives have of Donald Trump’s presidency to date, he has not disappointed at all when it comes to judicial nominations. Justice Gorusch is the most obvious example, but we can cite others, including the two nominees for the United States Courts of Appeals, Joan Larsen (Sixth Circuit) and Amy Barrett (Seventh Circuit), whose hearings occurred this week.

      Today, the president hit another home run — indeed, I would say a grand slam — when he nominated Greg Katsas for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia…”

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    • WSB says:

      Cripes, this sounds as though the Russians are using some chemical element. Banned?

      “According to The War Zone, FOAB disperses a cloud of ethylene oxide and aluminum before detonating it. Ethylene oxide is a flammable, colorless gas, a byproduct of consumer products such as antifreeze. Ethylene oxide rapidly expands upon heating, causing fire and explosion.”


      • soozword says:

        Just snother type of bomb, all explosions are chemical reactions of one sort or another.

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        • WSB says:

          Well, thank you for clarifying! I avoided Chemistry in HS…thought this sounded ominous!!

          Liked by 1 person

          • soozword says:

            Had to take five or six classes of chem in college many years ago. Wasn’t until tbe last two that it started to “click” and I finally began to enjoy the studies.

            To me, it isn’t that important what the chem/bomb source is (other than nuclear) but how targeted the range and who is being targeted. Some substances, though, drift with the wind (ala mustard gas in WWI), so difficult to target and may cause long-term soil contamination. I’m sure there are far more knowledgeable people on this subject here than lil’ ol’ me.

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            • WSB says:

              You and me!

              Points well taken about your bomb analysis!

              I loved physics in high school and concentrated more with it through architecture school!

              Chemistry was something I should have taken, though, because I now deal with textile fire protection as well as other areas in hotel design.

              Note to anyone under 20… study everything!

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