Gold Star Widow Releases Audio/Video of Condolence Call From President Trump…

An amazingly strong gold star widow, Natasha De Alencar, released audio of a phone conversation she had with President Trump in April of 2017 after the death of her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, who was killed in Afghanistan.

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232 Responses to Gold Star Widow Releases Audio/Video of Condolence Call From President Trump…

  1. jmclever says:

    As Gen Kelly said, there is nothing sacred anymore 😦
    So sad that these calls that should be treasured by the recipients are now battlegrounds!

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    • The Defiant One says:

      Nothing has become sacred because we were led by RINO and GOPes since 1989!

      We haven’t really pushed back against the left in earnest until President Trump took up the mantle of Reagan.

      Look at the NFL Knee situation– if this happened under W he would have done ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

      And had Killary won in 2016, not only the Anthem would be BANNED… we would have completely lost the 1st and 2nd Amendment AND the same Milquetoast COWARDLY REPUBLICANS like Paul Lyin’ Ryan would be telling us next Election we’ll fight back when we have a larger MAJORITY! Like the GOPe have done for almost a decade!

      Trump has consistently shown that he cares about the men and women who wear the Uniform, yet a female Rodeo Clown and Media are trying smear the President with Misquotes with no context!

      This pisses me off to no end!

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    • osugagal says:

      I am glad she released the video. It demonstrated a number of things. 1. She is a classy military wife. All of us with husbands that served understood the risks/rewards. Even though she is going through extreme pain and is grieving,she was still proud of her husband. Her respect for the military and her professionalism as a military wife was obvious with her immediate and consistent “yes sir”. 2. It demonstrates the humanness and compassion of our wonderful President. He started with a somewhat awkward, but obviously heartfelt, statement of sorrow. It was from him- not a prepared script written by someone else. He struggled the same as we all do when trying to console someone who has lost a spouse. He then shifted to talking in a very positive and upbeat way about her children. In my mind, it was a perfect call. 3. It shows the strength of military families. 5 kids – all doing well. God Bless our military and military families.

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    • Blacksmith8 says:

      It’s still sacred if you say it is, if you believe it is, and if you defend it.
      It’s still sacred. Ask my wife and my children. They know. You know.
      We have taken the country back from the abyss.
      Now, the ugly work of taking back the state, county, town, and neighborhood has begun.
      Fortunately for us, it’s a marathon.
      The lib/prog/dhimmis will get distracted by the next (*SQUIRREL*) or shiny thing.

      We don’t. We won’t. Stand fast. Help is coming.

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    • All American Snowflake says:

      The Sacred Cows are info regarding mass killings, CIA cover-ups, and disinformation (aka lies) from the FBI. Also do NOT, I repeat do NOT, acknowledge that Muslims and Blacks account for most of the murders.

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  2. Lunatic Fringe, Phd. [undocumented] says:

    Someone: Hey you’re getting a call.
    MOM: No, I’m talking to the damn President they can leave a damn message!
    5 kids and a heart of gold.

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    • backwoodsgirl123 says:

      So, you think a Christian Mom is going to call the president, the “Damn President”?

      Lunatic!

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      • Dash says:

        Concern troll noted.

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      • Brian L says:

        My grandmother, an 88 year old lady who goes to church every single week, without exception, says damn unconsciously all the time.

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      • carrierh says:

        Obviously you think a Christian can say a few vulgar words? Then I ask, what planet are you living on?

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        • Don_in_Odessa says:

          While as Christians, we aspire to be perfection incarnate, the fact is we fail miserably. Yes a Christian can curse. Not because a Christian has permission to do so. Rather, because a Christian never loses the body or brings it completely under control. In other words, we are no better than our fellow man, only forgiven. In fact, if truth be told, there is more backbiting, deceit and sin in the Church than many secular groups I have been part of.

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          • solomonpal says:

            Truth.

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          • We are sinners who are constantly being besieged by the powers of darkness and have to fight to not sin but it’s not easy. We do sin and ask for forgiveness.

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            • Blacksmith8 says:

              I don’t even aspire. I stand in the dark with a dim lamp. My purpose to point the way for anyone to see.

              I am not on the path, but I know the way to get to the path. I willing point toward the path for anyone to see.

              It’s my job, my purpose, I stand in the dark to show the way to the path.

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              • Don_in_Odessa says:

                Then may God turn up your light so all … even you may see a little more clear. May His courage, His strength and His love overtake you and be you.

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        • All American Snowflake says:

          I’m a Christian and sometimes I kinda, sorta, call a spade a spade. No offence intended.

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        • Tripp Fields says:

          So you seriously think that being Christian is about obeying rules? Particularly whether or not they say the word “damn”? Then allow me tell you in the most Christian way possible what a damn moron you are and that you need to do some more damn bible studying!!!
          Particularly focusing where Jesus told Pharisees like you back in his day “clean the inside of the cup and then the outside will be clean”! As well as telling them that they are like white washed tombs that are clean on the outside but inside are full of unclean bones! The Pharisees followed all the rules and said all of the right things and were considered the holiest of the Jews yet they murdered Israel’s messiah! There obsessive religious legalism caused them despise Jesus for performing miracles and being hailed as a prophet “yet he is a glutton and a drunkard and a friend of ‘sinners’!

          In the same way you care more about whether our not this woman whose husband was just killed mouth is squeaky clean rather than the pain and trauma that she’s going through and her bravery and courage and the honorable exchange she’s having with the President of the United States!!!

          A Christian is someone who believes the right things about Jesus Christ (John 3:16, Romans 10:9-10) not whether or not they refrain from saying the word ‘damn’!!!

          Its 21st century Pharisees like you that give REAL Christians everywhere a bad name!

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  3. MIKE says:

    This country needs 330 million of THIS lady.

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  4. WonkoTheSane says:

    That seals it. Drumpf is finished this time for sure.

    Seriously though, I woke up to the news the other morning that The President had disrespected a deceased Soldier and his family and realized that these jerks (MSM) are not going to quit ever. Any slightly negative thing they can find, true or not, they are going to run with it. I wonder what they think they are doing? For a long time I felt these stories were damaging, but at some point they reached max saturation and I feel that now the negative press is beginning to work in The President’s favor. These lefties haven’t learned not to believe their own lies. They are pathetic.

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    • snarkybeach says:

      on Special Report, a liberal panelist (sorry, never seen him before) was agitating for Gen. Kelly’s head because he paraphrased Wacky Wilson’s building dedication. (He LIES more than Trump!!!) Wilson needs to drop the issue instead of fundraising off it.

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    • Judith says:

      The press will never change. The question is will the people ever wise up, and stop listening to fake news?

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      • Stringy theory says:

        They have, which is why they elected POTUS Trump.

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      • auntiefran413 says:

        A young black man (racist, I know) saw my Trump-Pence sticker on my car last week and asked if I had voted for them. You know what my answer was…and then he asked why. I mentioned his positions on foreign policy, immigration, our military, jobs, jobs, jobs and asked if he wanted me to tell him more reasons. He said no. LOL I then asked if he had voted for Hillary. Of course he said yes and when I asked why, he said it was because Trump stirred so much hate. Then I asked where he got his news…and that explained everything — the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, CBS, NBC, PBS, and ABC. (I don’t think he got cable.) When I asked if he had internet service and he said yes, I sent him to the Conservative Tree House for TRUTH!. He actually wrote it down. I see him briefly — don’t even know his name — once a month. I’m looking forward to our next conversation.

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        • auntiefran413 says:

          I forgot to mention that he had considered not voting because he really didn’t want to vote for Hillary either. I think we may have a new Independent.

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        • whatfreshnell says:

          The old “each one teach one” strategy! Good for you.
          I’ve converted a few through light, casual conversation. I converted one through a Nicole Miller “Nabisco” scarf–way before the election. “Guess where those cookies are made now (by and large)?–Mexico!” Bring back our cookies!11!!! After all, Nabisco = National Biscuit Company, and it fer darn shur better be our nation.

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        • Convert the opposition one vote at a time! Good for you AuntiFran!

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    • Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

      The Lamestream media are manipulating the news, trying to create a false narrative with deep state-controlled talking points. They have ignored the vast crowds that come to PDJT’s rallies. They have ignored the overwhelming number of people who voted him in. They think we are stupid in the hinterlands. They hope their People magazine reading dunderheads who live in section-8 housing and who watch the soaps on TV will believe every lie they report.

      That lady is wonderful to release an audio vindicating President Trump who would never disrespect a fallen serviceman.

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      • mari says:

        They haven’t figured out that by disrespecting the President they are disrespecting US. Now they’re struggling for viewers and dollars. We will not forget.

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      • I watched this link yesterday posted by another Treeper. This exCia agent explains the Shadow Government and Deep State and how everything is manipulated. Most of us know this already but it is still disturbing to see someone articulate it. Yes, all MSM is part of the Deep State and has been for many, many years.

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    • Stringy theory says:

      Totally agree!

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    • NebraskaFilly says:

      Oh, I already know what they are going to harp on out of this recording. At least, IMO any way: the fact that he asked, somewhat inartfully, if any of the other kids were “not so good.” Who wants to make a wager? Of course, we know what he meant but they will FIND a way to make something of it.

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  5. Publius2016 says:

    So sad…something so honored as a National offering from the leader of the most powerful nation in the world is now a sick joke for Insane Clowns to criticize…no one knows the right words to say because words cannot express the grief one experiences when someone dies…even the greatest American speech like “Gettysburg Address” fails to convey the loss of love to someone beloved.

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    • backwoodsgirl123 says:

      I thought President Trump did a wonderful job!

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    • I understand exactly.
      When someone you love dies, even the right words most times do little to take away the heart break your feeling.

      This woman was pure class. A strength that when people close to me have past I wish I possessed.
      My parents passed 2 years ago three months apart. I still have trouble remembering who was there, forget about what was said.

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      • Kroesus says:

        the act of grieving is a selfish act on our part b/c we realize OUR loss of companionship with the loved one…..this lady reflects the grace that can only come from a loving God who only wants to be closer to each of us through our obedience

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      The liberals, were they so fortunate as to reach Heaven, would probably complain about the streets being gold.

      Your mention of the Gettysburg address made me think about the consecration of the battlefield and the sacrifices of the soldiers. And President Lincoln was well aware that no words, no speech, no fatuous hand-waving could comfort the families and friends of the fallen. Yet the 272 words that took only three minutes to speak remain one of the most cherished and eloquent remembrances of the sacrifices there.

      I was surprised at how short it is – the fellow who spoke before Lincoln went on for an hour or so… and no one remembers.

      Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

      Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

      But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation,
      under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

      Abraham Lincoln
      November 19, 1863

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    • walt614 says:

      To subvert and twist this condolence for this Cowgirlwannabe’s own photo ops is vile enough, but for the MSM to not only enable that AND IGNORE the Clinton Foundation/Uranium/Russia/Mueller’sSuitcase story at the same time HIGHLIGHTS the
      fraudulent claims of their BASIC FUNCTION.
      They are Desperate and Suicidal.
      Everyone take note.

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    • auntiefran413 says:

      Following the loss of my husband, I learned to buy sympathy cards based on the brevity of the message. At that point in time, it is impossible to read through lengthy text; somehow the words become blurred.

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  6. Flova says:

    I saw this earlier and immediately thought of wacky Wilson setting the sting up with the fam she has known for decades.

    There’s no way she would not have videoed or recorded that conversation like this mother on the video.

    I bet she has,a recording and can’t release it because she knows it would reveal the truth-that she is lying like a rug.

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    • The Boss says:

      It might be illegal in Florida to tape phone calls. If so, the Hat Bitch is in a heap of trouble. Anyone know for sure?

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      • Howie says:

        Maybe.

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      • Publius2016 says:

        They did it to Romney.

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        • The Boss says:

          That was with a cell phone in a room where Romney was speaking to a gathering of people. I think the applicable laws cover telephonic communications and the expectation of privacy – hence court orders for wiretaps.

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      • It IS illegal, but it depends on who broke the law and why…when Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, there was a Florida couple who picked up a cell phone conversation between Gingrich and other members of House leadership, during which they were strategizing. They gave the illegally obtained conversation to their friend, Congressman Jim McDermott of Washington, who them, again illegally, released it to the media, who, of course, ran with it like Gingrich was plotting the overthrow of the government! He sued and eventually won, but by the time it wound through the courts, it didn’t really matter because the damage had been done to his reputation and the penalties assessed were minor fines.

        Same thing will happen here – if this Congresswoman actually had anything damaging to Trump, she would have released it by now, and nothing would happen to her because it would damage Trump.

        Now the media has turned their laser-like focus onto General Kelly, not for his beautiful defense of the President but because he incorrectly said that Rep Wilson had claimed credit for a building and the press has found a speech that proves General Kelly misspoke…so, now he must be destroyed because her story about the phone call is falling apart and they need to divert attention away from that. It would almost be funny if it wasn’t so deadly serious. The MSM’s ability to uncover stories when they NEED them is incredible, especially in light of how impossible it is for them to discover ANYTHING when it would disprove their narrative!

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        • Jenny R. says:

          Did he actually say it was her? I don’t remember him naming her, just that it was some FL congresswoman or something of that sort. But I don’t remember him mentioning her name.

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          • Jedi9 says:

            He never said it was her, it was someone else he was referring to, in fact he explicitly said he wouldn’t mention their name as he was telling the story.

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        • Coldeadhands says:

          Vikingmomsite, this is not to target you so much as the Chicken Littles on the right:
          “he incorrectly said that Rep Wilson had claimed credit for a building and the press has found a speech that proves General Kelly misspoke”
          The video of the speech that General Kelly references did not, according to reports, depict the offensive comments. I guarantee that it was as Kelly said, and I can also guarantee that the MSM edited out those same offending comments when that video was originally produced.
          This points up a big problem with the right. They don’t know who to trust. And who’s responsibility is that?! People even on the right actually think General Kelly would stand in front of a national audience and lie?!! How many times does the Trump administration have to win your trust?
          “first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.”

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      • MM says:

        It’s not Illegal to tape phone calls in FL. but they are not admissible in a court of law unless you warn caller phone call is being taped. I have voice activated recorder on my phone all calls are recorded.

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        • Not sure where you got your info but this seems to indicate that you DO need to get the consent of your caller before you record the conversation…

          Florida’s wiretapping law is a “two-party consent” law. Florida makes it a crime to intercept or record a “wire, oral, or electronic communication” in Florida, unless all parties to the communication consent. See Fla. Stat. ch. 934.03. Florida law makes an exception for in-person communications when the parties do not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the conversation, such as when they are engaged in conversation in a public place where they might reasonably be overheard. If you are operating in Florida, you may record these kinds of in-person conversations without breaking the law. However, you should always get the consent of all parties before recording any telephone conversation and any in-person that common sense tells you is private.

          In addition to subjecting you to criminal prosecution, violating the Florida wiretapping law can expose you to a civil lawsuit for damages by an injured party.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Boss, you are correct, per Wiki.

        “Florida Wiretapping Law. Florida’s wiretapping law is a “two-party consent” law. Florida makes it a crime to intercept or record a “wire, oral, or electronic communication” in Florida, unless all parties to the communication consent.”

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      • Jean . Morris says:

        I live in Florida and it is my understanding that it is illegal to tape phone calls unless permission is granted between callers. I don’t want to give wrong information so hope if someone knows more about our laws they will reply.

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      • Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

        This is a link that discusses wiretap laws in Florida. It has to be two party consent. http://www.dmlp.org/legal-guide/florida-recording-law

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      Posibiec pointed out her first tweets to rabid anti Trump libtard race baiter Joy Reid at around 1145AM. Trump’s call was around 445PM. This was a staged attack on Trump.

      Alinsky tactics at play. Never let a crisis go to waste.

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  7. Lulu says:

    I hate the media – they are loathsome, vile monsters.

    Liked by 14 people

  8. Howie says:

    The leftist media is the enemy of the American People. Treat them as such.

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  9. bkrg2 says:

    Keep it up lefty idiots and rodeo clowns! Nov 2018 can’t come fast enough for total Demonrat annihilation.
    This lady and her family are amazing – what a great call. Still way too sad she has to share this with the world today. Nothing is sacred…

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  10. TreeClimber says:

    Big of this lady to share this…

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  11. gamecock123 says:

    I can’t bring myself to listen. Its too precious/private for me. I know Trump was troubled. I know what kind og compassion he has in his heart, I don’t care what anybody says, I know better. You cant fake compassion when its real. Trump is for real.

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  12. USA First! says:

    I really think that politicians from the Mayor on up to the President should have to take an IQ test as a requirement for service. It would instantly force out Pelosi, McCain, Ryan, Schumer, Graham, McConnell, and 75% of the rest of them.

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  13. Howie says:

    The leftist media is subversive to all that is good in America.. I hope something can be done about them. If it was up to me…deport them. Get em’ out.

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  14. Publius2016 says:

    Disagree…most of these swamp creatures are smart but “ethically challenged”; we need a no corruption test!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Coldeadhands says:

      ⬆️⬆️⬆️ This!

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    • Binkser1 says:

      I agree that most of them are smart and evil but with Fredrica, I don’t think that’s the case. She is dumb as a box of rocks.

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      • olderwiser21 says:

        The fact that she was a former school principal is what scares me the most. Poor kids!!

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        • Jimmy Jack says:

          Affirmative action is destructive. She couldn’t even talk about Kelly without using Ebonics. When she said Gen Kelly can’t “lie on her” I burst out laughing.

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        • Patriot Lady says:

          and even scarier– all those millions of voters who keep re-electing devils like her.
          Can’t repeat this enough–
          “It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” ― Mark Twain
          ‘and the lazy, apathetic voters who keep re-electing them.’ — PL

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        • czarowniczy says:

          I’m betting she was at an innercity school. She’d be perfect as her primary duties would be to waste taxpayer funds and deflect blame for the failure of innercity schools. From a do-nothing position in a flawed educational system to a do-nothing position in a flawed Congress…not all that great of a leap if you think about it.

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  15. PDQ says:

    mic drop…and walk away

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  16. U.S.A. Citizen says:

    Pathetic racist Congresswoman, Frederica Wilson decided to hurt President Trump again by listening in on a private phone call to a Gold Star mother in the car. President Trump’s call was heartfelt and perfectly correct, but this evil racist Democrat Congresswoman decided to make it political and insult President Trump’s statement even though she knew the call was nice from President Trump. All this Liberal, left Democrat woman wanted was to be on TV and say, “LOOK AT ME”! Otherwise, nobody even knows who this worthless Loser looks like or is.

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  17. TwoLaine says:

    That’s OUR President. 9 months today.

    Thank you Mrs. De Alencar, for your family’s service to our country and to our President. Thank You & May God Bless & Walk With You Always.

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  18. Mia C says:

    This will backfire on the media. It already has. Every supporter has become more staunch.

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  19. Lion2017 says:

    Thank you Mrs. De Alencar! God Bless you & your family.

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  20. Mia C says:

    I already listened in awe to this woman elsewhere, so everyone is hearing this amazing lady. We are in awe of her and grateful the president is honoring these families. If I remember right he mentioned she was welcome to visit the White House any time she’s in Washington which I was so happy to hear.
    –The difference between this lady and the self-serving rodeo clown will never be forgotten.

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  21. Pam says:

    I heard this earlier and I was amazed at her composure. I don’t know if I could have held it together for that long as well as she did God bless her.

    Oh and this is supposedly a response from the gold star wife that stirred up the unnecessary controversy because of that eavesdropping witch!

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  22. William F Buckley's Ghost says:

    My son is an LEO in South Florida and frequently serves search warrants and arrests in North Miami and Miami Gardens which is the crazy Congresswoman’s district. Trust me on this EVERYBODY THERE VIDEOS everything the police do during the arrest or search. They all have more than one cell phone and it’s the latest one out. Wilson has a recording of the President and she didn’t release it because it will prove she’s a liar!

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    • flova says:

      Absolutely. Does anyone think this skanky,, crazy Congresswoman was sitting in that limo with the family not recording what the President said??

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    • Jimmy Jack says:

      Good luck to your son. That’s a rough area.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Amongst other things I repossessed cars in New Orleans projects with the SO, same areas that elected a black Congressman convicted on fraud and bribery charges. Yup, seems to be a connection.

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  23. Howie says:

    After cutting the cord almost a year ago I no longer have the stomach to view the MSM. I used to partake a lot. Now I can not stand 1 minute of them. i find it repugnant to all that is good and right.

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  24. fleporeblog says:

    That woman had a heart of gold! She was honored to speak with our President. She was honored that our President through this tragedy got to learn about her husbands the kids father and a soldier of the USA 🇺🇸. She cherished the time on the phone. She talked about her eldest son that was brought up the right way and is going to make a positive contribution in life.

    Our President was fantastic! He meant every single word. I hope the mom and her children do take up our President’s offer and visit him at the WH.

    It is a shame she had to share that call but I think she did it because she realizes how good of a man our President is and wanted to set the record straight! For that she as well as her husband are Heroes to our country!

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  25. joeknuckles says:

    The bottom line is that the Democrats planned this attack and it is backfiring on them bigger than anyone could ever have imagined (hand of God??).
    They set it up with the reporters pressuring Trump him into calling the families right away while knowing they had this woman in their back pocket, with the Rodeo Clown waiting to run to the press with her lies. Trump kind of walked right into their trap by trying to do the right thing, but General Kelly’s press conference set the record straight. The leftist media and some Democrats are now trashing General Kelly with despicable, unfounded attacks and in the process are burying themselves in the pit they had dug for Trump.
    The purpose of the attack was to turn the military against Trump and the racial angle was just an added bonus to them. Now the left is absolutely burying themselves as far as the military goes with their attacks on General Kelly. They just can’t help themselves because their heads exploded when Kelly came out and did the right thing.
    Is it too late to mass produce Frederica Wilson Rodeo Clown costumes for halloween?

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    • I must confess, that I didn’t trust General Kelly, BUT now because he had our lion’s back…
      I trust him completely.

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      • Dad's son says:

        I have not known quite what to think about Gen. Kelly, because in the last few months I have heard various ideological criticisms.

        However, what I heard from him in the press conference showed some deep, traditional, honorable qualities. Gen. Kelly is not shallow; he sounded like a throwback to an age of honor. He sounded like a man who purely loves his country.

        Regardless of whether he and I end up having some policy disagreements, he showed me a dignity and gravitas I haven’t seen in public life for a long time. I salute him and will now be giving him the benefit of the doubt, until proven otherwise, as he works with our president.

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      • Jimmy Jack says:

        I have misgivings about her I’m as well however I respect his service and am heart pained for his loss.

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      • Blacksmith8 says:

        I had General Kelly and General Mattis pegged from the first search on duckduckgo.
        Warriors who will rise above the moment and seek victory for our country and her people.
        Absolutely the best kind of men to have working for us.

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    • Coldeadhands says:

      “hand of God” You nailed it, Joe. And thanks for that reminder!

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      • joeknuckles says:

        I woke up early yesterday morning feeling really down and concerned about what was happening. It really seemed obvious to me that the left was starting an all out effort to destroy the military support for the president. We all know why they would do that and it’s not good. Anyway, I finally told myself that God would not let that happen. It turns out that He turned their own negative energy against them and let them destroy themselves as far as the military goes. It’s like a kind of Divine Jujitsu.

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      You have just insulted rodeo clowns everywhere – some of the best, funniest and most courageous athletes you will ever see…..Whacky Wilson is no rodeo clown – just a clown!

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  26. Truthfilter says:

    Wow, wow, wow. I’m so very proud of our President. He talked to her like some favorite uncle she hadn’t seen in 10-20 years. Asked detailed questions about her children. It gives a person dignity when you show genuine interest in them. Amazing man.

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  27. Howie says:

    This is absurd to even participate in. I will not.

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  28. tuskyou says:

    The opportunity to listen to this is a rare privilege. I was hesitant at first but nothing felt wrong as I listened. In fact I had no reason to brace myself before pressing play. POTUS and Gold Star Mom spoke to each other with courtesy, respect and ease. The conversation wasn’t stilted and awkward. They both did the best they could–and they spoke to each other as if they knew each person was doing their best. Two genuine Americans talking about a genuine American.

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  29. trumpsbamagirl says:

    I was hesistant to listen as it is so sacred and intimate- and just when I thought I couldn’t love President Trump any more, I do.

    It has been said that he is a great listener. That he caught the fact that the oldest son is on an academic scholarship and is playing football rather than an athletic scholarship, demonstrates that this amazing family had his full and complete attention.

    I wake up every morning grateful for our President Trump.

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    • seekingthetruth2 says:

      Great observation! I like to think that I have superior listening skills, but I heard “cornerback” and immediately went to athletic scholarship. My bad. PDT continues to amaze me, and I’ve known of him since the Central Park Ice Rink days!

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      • trumpsbamagirl says:

        Me too!! I was a kid, but I never forgot how “cool” it was that he sorted that skating ring mess!

        I also assumed athlectic scholarship so I was awed when President Trump mentioned it!

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  30. ALEX says:

    Exactly as I would expect from our President. On the other issue I think it’s fair to say following the Fake News theme of the day or month is a pointless exercise and not worth the comments..

    If the Fake News is comfortable using a political buffoon right out of central casting to politicize a personal call to a Gold Star wife and call General Kelly a liar,racist etc etc , then so be it..I’m not wasting the time myself..People of genuine good will aren’t believing this garbage and the rest can go to hell..

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  31. treehouseron says:

    The whole nonsense about this is (not this call of course) is that there’s not anything right or wrong to say or do when somebody you love dies. So the idea that he said the wrong things to the other woman or whatever just fall on deaf ears over here.

    I remember when my father passed away, that night we went out to dinner and were laughing and having a good time, that was our way or dealing with it. People just want to talk and feel like someone knows they’re there and that they know what’s going on. People don’t want someone to say something a certain way or use just the right word.

    President Trump is one of the most charismatic people ever in public life, the idea that he would say something rude is ridiculous, and his charisma is so great he knows what to say and when to say it. Look how smoothly he moved into talking about how “are some of the kids good, and some of them bad?” he’s making jokes because he sensed the time and situation was right for it, and she loved it.

    He’s a great man, he’s doing a great job, and it’s awesome to see this message from this great woman about her great husband.

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    • treehouseron says:

      About ‘Charisma”, too…. they say that Charisma is the intersection of power and empathy. So for instance someone you know is considered ‘the life of the party’… that’s because they have power (they are respected, or well known, or rich, or whatever), and they show empathy (they show you they understand you or your feelings)… even if it’s just talking to you, or saying hi, or whatever.

      We just saw the most powerful man in the world show quite a bit of understanding and empathy to this woman.

      Charisma levels off the charts.

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  32. jbrickley says:

    Yeah know, it has occurred to me that it may be time for some counter intelligence tactics to be used against Trumps enemies. They are so rabid for dirt they will make up stories and then disseminate the talking points. Could you imagine their glee upon finding some juicy morsel so ripe it would destroy Trump? They would jump on it instantly without thought. What if it was a big ole trap instead? Something that would flush out all of them. Then you spring the trap shut.

    Nail all of them as many as you can snare in illegal acts that require prison. Then let them realize they were duped.

    I can’t help but wonder if the game is already afoot. How low will they go?How desperate will they become? When fishing you want that fish to bite that lure hard so you hook them in the jaw securely.

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  33. Sylvia Avery says:

    This is a deeply personal subject for me. I chose not to listen to the tape. I have no doubt it was moving and special.

    I know that I have found, as I am sure all the rest of you have, that trying to write a condolence note or worse yet offer your condolences in person is about the most difficult task on earth which is why so many resort to “thoughts and prayers are with you” or similar platitudes.

    As one who has been on the receiving end of those condolences, each one matters. It doesn’t matter whether the expression is original, or graceful, or a personal remembrance of the loved one lost. In the end the words don’t matter. It is the effort. The effort to show another person that you have compassion for someone at the hardest point in their life. That is never forgotten.

    Never, ever think it doesn’t matter or that you just don’t know what to say so you’ll ignore it. Trust me, you can’t make it worse. Even a simple I’m just so sorry is enough. Or a hand to hold. Or a shoulder to cry on.

    Or most important of all, someone to listen when all you want to do is talk about the one you lost. Oddly that seems to make people uncomfortable but for the one who is grieving when you are talking about that person and reliving memories they are alive for you again briefly. It helps.

    God bless our President. I honor him for being willing to face this difficult challenge of personally contacting the bereaved. He has a big, brave heart. Kind of like a lion…

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    • MaineCoon says:

      So beautiful and heartfelt. Thank you Sylvia. I am sorry for your great loss. I know how such a loss feels also. May God comfort at such a time.

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    • fuzzi says:

      So true. When my mother died, the restaurant crew where I worked gave me a homemade card, covered with well wishes and signatures, and with a few dollars tucked inside. I cried, it meant so much to me.

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    • Curry Worsham says:

      Understood. I believe you said in another thread that you have a gold star on your license plate. This entire controversy must be very difficult for you.

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        Thanks, CW. I do, and it is.

        When General Kelly said he would only take questions from people from Gold Star families and there was not one in the press room, that spoke volumes to me.

        When he then asked for questions only from those who KNEW a Gold Star family and there were so few, well, that spoke loudly as well.

        And when the NFL chose Gold Star Family day to all kneel during the National Anthem following PDJT’s comment, well, I admit I had a really hard time with that. But then I had to ask myself if any of those ignoramuses even know WTH a Gold Star means. Probably not.

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        • MaineCoon says:

          Sylvia, I did not know you were a Gold Star recipient. So heartwrenching. I don’t really think it is possible for others to understand that circumstance. It is so outside the norm in life in so many ways. This moment must have been so hard for you as it was for General Kelly and all other Gold Star recipients. Many other postings/videos here have touched my heart, but his words made me cry. I listened to the widow’s conversation and even in it’s sadness President Trump made it a moment of real honor for her hero husband as did she. As sad as it was I am honored that Mrs De Alencar shared her sacred moment with me. God moved in her spirit to do so as He did with General Kelly. God will use their stories for His glory. God bless you.

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      Thank you for sharing Sylvia.

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  34. TexasDude says:

    The mother in Florida who just happen to have a Democrat Congresswoman in her car when she took Trump’s call …

    yes, pause for effect and sarcasm …

    is as to blame as the Congresswoman.

    This was planned and staged. They thought they could get away with it, but we have a President and White House who does not take crap.

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    • Binkser1 says:

      Exactly, TexasDude. I know she thought that she could throw this out and nothing would be said because all parties involved other than the president are black. Sorry, you piece of excrement, your race card is overdrawn (although the jack*** tried to say that the empty barrel comment by General Kelly was racist. These people have no shame) and our president and the people behind him fight back. On a side note, has anyone else noticed that she dresses like the Macho Man Randy Savage did in the 90’s?

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    • bandfreak22 says:

      Well, what is interesting too is, why would her conversation be that much different from the other 3 families PT called? Why would she get the “bad” call?

      What really irritates me most is this is private, personal, and a painful time. It should not be public for all to see.

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  35. MaineCoon says:

    God’s got President Trump’s back. He will raise up who is needed at the time they are needed. His plans will not be thwarted.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Thank you, MaineCoon. You are so right.

      I’ve been feeling a bit down this afternoon regarding the whole Uranium One thread, because when I think it all through it seems that our federal government is so corrupt and so compromised that the Constitutional protections can’t save us.

      But then I remember that we are being led by a man that God chose for us at this time. I don’t know what the answer is, I can’t see it that is for sure. But God can. He has His purpose and we will all serve that purpose.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        I feel the same way Sylvia. All this evil is overwhelming at this point. When I get low I remember that God is sovereign. He is in charge of all His creation.That is not to say He causes this evil. It is a fallen world with fallen people and many do very evil things. He still is sovereign. He has a plan and President Trump is part of it. The best thing we can do is pray for him, family, staff, cabinet and then vote!

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    • Binkser1 says:

      Amen, no doubt in my mind.

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  36. kpm58 says:

    On the “View” Wilson said the military aide was holding the phone for Mrs. Johnson who was curled up in one corner of the limo’s rear seat. Wilson also said that she asked for the phone when the call was over so she could cuss out the President. So that means the phone was not on speaker otherwise she could have just spoken from anywhere in the rear of the limo and she would have been heard by the President. So how did Wilson get over to where she could hear the phone call with the aide holding the phone by Mrs. Johnson who is leaning away from Wilson? It must have looked like a game of Twister. And don’t forget the hat that holds the wig in place. Wilson is not going to position herself where the hat gets moved.
    The military aide needs to be asked what went on, but I have not heard anyone from the MSM ask about the aide.

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  37. MfM says:

    Today three different people I know who have lost loved ones on deployments said they never got phone calls from either Bush or Obama.

    I’ve been to more funerals then I can count most I wish I could have skipped, but I went for the bereaved not myself. Presidents don’t call or show up for themselves, they do it because it’s the right I thing to do.

    After Trump and Ivana were divorced her father died. Trump could have skipped they funeral, but he traveled overseas to support his kids and ex-wife.

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  38. Binkser1 says:

    Thank you, Mrs. De Alencar for releasing this. It is sad that it has come to this that she had to release it. Leftists are so disgusting.

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  39. ezpz2 says:

    So how will Joyless Reid et al spin this into their narrative that the president is racissss?

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  40. tazz2293 says:

    If you have watched “Taking Chance” I highly recommend you do so.

    We who are in the political trenches everyday would take great comfort in seeing the respect and honor in how our men and women who are KIA are treated by everyone who cares for our fallen on their journey home to their families.

    Yes, there are evil, nasty, vile people in America as we are all too well aware, but, there are so many more Americans who understand the sacrifice our men and women in uniform make for us and this country.

    I for one want to believe that for every nasty creature that walks among us that there are millions more Americans who honor our men and women, who honor their sacrifice and their families.

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  41. ediegrey says:

    What a wonderful woman and family. Her husband was a true American hero and President Trump obviously was impressed. God bless them all.

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  42. tazz2293 says:

    BakoKarl (sp?) posted this poem earlier today. Emphasis mine

    I hope he does not mind me sharing it with those who may not have read it.

    Walking in Arlington

    Sometimes, for thought, I’ll take a walk
    Where the heroes in Arlington lay.
    And though they’re dead and buried,
    Their silence has volumes to say.

    Row after row of marble markers
    Give voice to those under the sod,
    A testament to their life and death
    In ways known only to God.

    Sometimes I come for perspective,
    When nonsense has shaken my day.
    Sometimes I come for solitude,
    And sometimes to kneel and pray.

    The sons and daughters of Arlington
    Represent America’s best.
    They stepped up and defended the gap,
    Protecting the world’s oppressed.

    Through all the ravages of war,
    Through sweltering days and long dark nights,
    They fought for freedom and justice,
    Fixing the wrongs and setting things right.

    Remember now, when you stand and pledge
    Or hear our National Anthem played,
    Our flag, our country and our God,
    And the selfless price these heroes paid.

    They kept the faith and fought the fight;
    They gave their all to the very end.
    And greater love has no one than this:
    To lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

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    • Coldeadhands says:

      Great jod Karl. As usual.

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    • Curry Worsham says:

      Perfect! And inspired by General John Kelly, no doubt.

      “The only thing I could do was to walk among the the finest men and women on this earth. You can always find them because they are in Arlington National Cemetery. I went over there for an hour and a half. Walked among the stones – some of whom I put there because they were doing what I told them to do when they were killed.”

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Baco, This is so beautiful. Please sent it to General Kelly. You would greatly bless him.

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  43. nimrodman says:

    Empty Barrel, yada yada

    Geez, I’m going to die from the absolute stupidity in the media and from the Dems trying to impart “Raaaaaayyyyyycisssssssm” to this phrase.

    After All-Hat’s claim that it’s a racist term, the entire media is scratching their heads trying to trace the origin of what empty barrel means. They’ve tentatively traced it back to Plato or maybe Socrates.
    I Cr@p You Negative

    HELLO !!!

    General Kelly is a military officer.
    You know – those guys with guns.

    Guns? Rifles? Gun BARREL? Get it?
    HELLO !!!

    “The empty barrel that makes the most noise”

    I think we can rule out rain barrels, because why would they be expected to make noise? Whether full … empty … machts nicht.

    Military guys have spent a lot of their time with rifles, both on the training range and many of them in combat.

    So the phrase makes perfect sense to me and has ZERO – I repeat – ZERO racism connotations.

    Rifle with no bullet in the chamber still somehow “makes the most noise”.

    It’s – wait for it – IRONY.

    For journalists – who are largely literature majors and spent a fair amount of time learning about similes and analogies and – yes – IRONY … to not have a better grasp of this invented controversy is absolute confirmation that they “pretend to not know”.

    Rant off.

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    • Coldeadhands says:

      ⬆️⬆️⬆️ This!

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      • nimrodman says:

        … oh, and I forgot metaphors …

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        • Jedi9 says:

          Hey Nimrodman!

          I watched that movie “The Limits of Control” that you earlier recommended.

          Pretty good movie. Here is my take on it.

          Most interesting thing is the character study of such operatives and at the end how they just blend back in the population without ever being noticed. The signals and subtly of them is also a keen detail such as the exchanges of the matchstick boxes.

          The two expresso’s meaning

          1. A signature signal to those who would find him
          2. To destroy evidence and kill the after taste

          The movie in general was certainly in the vein of Avant Garde as far as style is concerned and the sound track didn’t quite fit for the tension of the overall movie is the only criticism of have of it. The main character hardly speaks but just observes, which I find funny when everyone he comes in contract with asks him if he can speak Spanish. This was a script written based on the expose of the main character and how little we know of him. Lastly, the main character never sleeps!

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          • nimrodman says:

            Cool, Jedi9, glad you enjoyed it. Nice analysis, it’s been a while since I’ve seen it and you absorbed motivations and themes that I didn’t catch in my one viewing. I’ll have to catch it again.

            I was struck by 2 things in particular, the first being simply the visual composition of the film, like the 2 cups of espresso scene you mentioned and then the other great scene looking out the train windows as a panorama of slowly spinning windmills was traversed.

            The second thing that stuck with me – and the reason I put it forth in that other thread – is the final disposition scene when ***spoiler-alert*** a somehow very important former powerful but bad, bad political or power-structure person – a Darth-Cheney-like character is what I took it to be intimating – was assassinated.

            In the current environment of corrupt former political operatives (criminals, basically) going unpunished and somehow above the grasp of the U.S. Justice System, I hold hope for similar dispositions in the manner of the film.

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            • Jedi9 says:

              Yes you are correct about the ending, it caught me a little by surprised realizing it was Bill Murray playing that role. There were a few other notable actors who made cameos as well as the singer from “B-Tribe” during the rehearsal scene with the guitar player and dancer.

              The part with the scenery was something I was a little confused about as to where the location of the scenes where, because some of them looked liked Mexico, and in one of the scenes before the ultimate climate featured a famous prominent actor who played the role Che Guevara in the Movie “Motorcycle Diaries” which I started thinking that it shifted to, but the trains the main character took to get to various places was settled for me.

              Anyway upon further reflection was weird because it left me thinking on another thread as I have been researching some interesting things for a new book series that I will begin writing next spring that involves Washington DC, City of London, and Vatican City in connection to wealth and the control of it. It had me thinking if there really is a secret order that pretty much allows the likes of Clinton and the Bushes to get away with what they have been accused of doing and hire such stealthy people to do their bidding with impunity, and might explain Sessions timid behavior and reluctance to go after them. I know this is a little bit out there, but it is a thought that has been in my mind lately, and this movie shows an entire different perspective of people that operate in the shadows. Scary!

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              • nimrodman says:

                Yeah, I just hope at some point some of the people operating in the shadows like this film are OUR people. Working toward justifiable dispositions on our behalf, if you get my drift.

                The train/windmills scene was in Spain I think, maybe much of the film’s locations.
                … ah, ok, just looked it up. All Spain locations:

                http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135092/locations
                http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1135092/

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                • Jedi9 says:

                  Yes I watched the credits to the end and saw that it was all filmed in Spain. Also I love movies that casts actors we never have seen before, it makes it that much more unpredictable and interesting than the usual star cast we are so used to seeing from Hollywood. However, I think this was a lower budget film, and was very well done in most respects.

                  Yes, I hope the “whitehats” (the good guys) are hot on the trail for justice to restore sanity in our government. The way things are going with this bogus Russian episode, and the other nonsense with Wilson, Waters, and other morons, it seems our elected officials are overdosing on stupidity. I mean Wilson pulling the race card on Kelly? Seriously? What the hell is going on with these people?

                  Oh and further speaking about Spain, the country may break out in a civil war soon with the latest news coming from the Prime Minister announcing today wanting remove by force the Catalonian’s defacto leader Carles Puigdemont. Not good! This good be a catalyst for graver things to come for all of Europe and the rest of the world! This coming week is one in which I will be watching closely, especially the markets and how they will react.

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    • Matroidman says:

      Strike an empty barrel with a hammer, and then strike identical barrel full of water. Notice the difference in the sound? There’s the answer to the metaphor.

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  44. MaineCoon says:

    A tribute to A Gold Star dad and his hero son.

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  45. Michelle says:

    That was really nice of this widow to release the video of this call. The call was under sad circumstances but it was a beautiful call on both sides.

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  46. I’m posting it just because plain posted it!

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    • CountryclassVulgarian says:

      Dear heaven. CNN is shameless. The minute that woman starting crying thatnshould have been the end of it. I am dumbfounded at the absolute heartlessness and evil of these people.

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    • What a beautiful woman.
      She had me in tears. Talking about her son and the pride she has that he served this country.
      How he was fully prepared to support and defend this Nation against all enemies.

      You can’t help but feel the pain she is going through. And at the same time the pride and the love she feels for America.
      When she said her son died doing what he loved, protecting all of us from terrorists, I just started to weep.

      On the other side of all of that was CNN and that completely ignorant reporter.
      Not only does she not understand what was going to happen before the interview. She was totally ignorant when it was all over.
      She still cannot understand that people like this woman’s son not only exist, they are the vast majority of who we are as a Country.

      The people at CNN and the rest of them will never understand to do whats right or to make even the smallest sacrifice for their country.
      They are simply political hacks guided by their own sense of self and nothing more.

      All she was looking for was to bash Trump. She couldn’t have cared less about this mother and father or the son they lost.
      She learned nothing and felt nothing from hearing this mom talk about her son today.
      All she cared about was burning President Trump and when that didn’t work out, she cut them off.

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  47. I used to wonder why the MSM would quickly take a negative stance against any conservative response to any news article, even if it was obvious that they, the liberals, were way out of bounds.

    Then I realized that they understood very well that as long as they pounced on a story early enough with their lies and distortions and omissions, they could knowingly broadcast a lot of false garbage
    and still have the resulting confusion and misunderstandings appear to be just differences of opinions instead of the difference between lies and truth.

    Once they set the tone of “we say” — “they say” concerning the subject story, it will always be portrayed by them and by conservatives as an “agreement to disagree”.

    But the KEY requirement for them to succeed is to respond IMMEDIATELY with their lies and distortions, so that the disagreements become part of the fabric of the story.

    That is probably not very well stated, but it is a tricky, slippery concept that they use to great advantage.

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  48. Texanfree says:

    Truly evil people-they bring hate and destruction to everything they touch. I’m so proud of our President, but how awful it must be to be doing battle on a daily basis with evil ones trying to destroy him and this country.

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