October 20th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #274

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1,094 Responses to October 20th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #274

  1. ruralnc says:

    I just purchased TAKING CHANCE on eBay…$7.19, free shipping, new. The seller has 10 more copies and there are several other sellers listing the DVD. My county GOP often has Movie Night, so I hope we can see it for Veteran’s Day.

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  2. Publius2016 says:

    How many other deals took place on airport tarmacs? Loretta Lynch met Bill Clinton during the campaign on an airport tarmac to deliver something. Was it the FBI files on Trump, family, friends? Mueller met on an airport tarmac in Moscow to deliver our Nuclear Arsenal and close the Uranium 1 deal. In the movie American Made with Tom Cruise, they use a private airport in Arkansas for all their drug running and human trafficking.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      We need to review the flight logs.

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    • TheWanderingStar says:

      I wonder, is there some legal loophole or protections regarding activities and transactions conducted at an airport. Maybe surveillance prohibitions?

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      • Publius2016 says:

        There’s something there…with W embracing the New World Order of Bush41, Clinton and Obama legacies, there is something there about Uranium 1! The whole idea that the FBI Director would be used to deliver our Nuclear Arsenal and close the deal on a Moscow tarmac??? In the movie, Cruise had a military training base and housing too for the Contras on private land in Arkansas. Reminded me of Whitewater.

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        • Kristin says:

          We know about the Mena airport drugrunning from when Clinton was just in office. But the CIA can erase any footprint and human being. They never know a thing after it goes bad.
          In the movie American Made w/Tom Cruise they apparently edited out a scene with Clinton enduring a lap dance.
          All Republicans were left in the movie. 😉

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        • farmhand1927 says:

          Yes, there’s ‘something there’ otherwise Bush wouldn’t have sent Water Boy Rove to the WSJ with a hit piece on Bannon (can we still mention that name here or has it been banned?). Next up, expect Darling of the Never Trumper’s, Dana Perino, to stomp out of Hair and Makeup at Fox News, all offended and disturbed over something. The Bush Dynasty has been roused.

          It’s Desperation Time down at the Ol’ Swamp. Everything imaginable has been thrown and nothing has stuck. Whether it’s Swamp Criminals trying to deflect, Hollywood Hypocrites being exposed for running a sewer of immoral filth, Crybaby Quarterbacks, Kneelers and Arm Lockers whining about headaches and Flag/Anthem/Law Enforcement Ungrateful Phobia Syndrome, they’re all losers and they’re losing Big League.

          Our numbers are growing, America is back, the haters are hating but being called out, God’s in His Kingdom. All’s right with the world. Have a MAGA weekend!

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        • lfhbrave says:

          I read somewhere the uranium sample delivered by Mueller was from the Republic of Georgia.

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      • scully7 says:

        well I do not possess weaponized autism, but Mr Comey was fired the day he was out of town and did return on the company jet, maybe if you know someone who is an autist who could dothis it maybe a place to start

        FBI director “James Comey” arrives in Queenstown

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    • PDQ says:

      It was so overt – I think it was a distraction – a rabbit trail.
      They are not that stupid.
      Imagine the real crims going on that were hidden.

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      • simple, he (Comey) did not ever expect it was coming, it was good he was away from his office so that records could be seized and not destroyed, which is what has been happening with all the Clinton/Obama records. Do notice that the very expensive Obama Presidential Library will not have papers of Obama.

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        • Publius2016 says:

          Obama is trying to create a Temple…no words, readings except him and maybe Michelle.

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          • Bull Durham says:

            Cults operate on the ether of ceremony and rituals, not words on paper.

            Obama and Liberalism is a Cult Ideology.
            Once you understand the ideology, the behavior is predictable.

            He never wrote a word at Harvard Law Review. He never wrote or voted for his own legislation in Illinois. He is Ether. A Fraud.

            But a very useful object of worship for Liberals.

            He also spent the last term in office creating wars, fostering terrorism, and starting the powderkegs against Russia, China and North Korea while encouraging Iran’s rise.

            He left a mess for Trump. And then enabled the IC to sabotage the first term with “Russia, Russia, Russia” fabrications, lies and phony investigations.

            He was and always will be a snake. Obama is satanic, pure evil.
            And he will continue until the day he dies.

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          • bob says:

            His constituents in Chicago can’t read.

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      • Judith says:

        Like what? Murder? Mayhem? Treason? Sedition? Aka a day in the life of the D.C. Swamp. Take all the time you need, President Trump, to get this done right.

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    • StuckInBlue says:

      Exactly how does one man “deliver our Nuclear Arsenal”? Please, let’s not get hyperbolic over the facts.

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    • AmericaFirst says:

      I seem to remember something about American cash on pallets, in the middle of the night, sent to Iran. They definitely were not looking to have journalists (pffft) or photographers inconveniently nearby. On the tarmac.

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  3. starfcker says:

    Somber day. General Kelly reflects upon the men in Arlington National Cemetery, and his responsibility in putting some of them there. Frederick Wilson thinks it’s all funny. It’s all funny to the dimocrats. Maybe not for long. uranium one, fusion gps, more drips. Drip. Drip. george bush sticks his fool head up. My God, dude. Just go away. Is he even smart enough to realize what a disaster he was for the country? Hey georgie, the biggest terror attack in our history was on your watch. Need more? How about the debacle called Iraq? Crash the economy? You did that, too. We don’t need your advice. Go away.

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  4. Di says:

    If you haven’t had time to listen to this interview with Charles Ortel regarding the Clinton Crime Cartel, I would strongly recommend bookmarking it & taking the time.

    Charles recommends that you email Senator Grassley & ask him to follow the Russia Scandal until the very end – regardless of what side of the political fence this falls.
    Some of us give to charity to support good causes, but when you have your tax dollars scammed by the biggest criminals in US history, who have extorted not only funds from the US, but from Australia, France, Sweden, Britain…the list goes on & on.
    Remember that people are also claiming tax deductions from your state governments for donations to the Clintons – & for what, to pay for their damned lifestyle – I don’t think so.

    Quite frankly, I want my tax dollars back – I don’t pay my taxes to have it pay these people to sell fake drugs to aids patients.

    #lockherup

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    • farmhand1927 says:

      Yesterday that campaign trail chant, “Lock her up!” kept playing over and over in my head.

      I appreciate Grassley going after this but have no confidence in any Congressional committee to carry through. This is a Big League Deep State bombshell and will take a very wide net to hold all those involved.

      Both Rosenstein and McCabe need to be put on administrative leave.

      AG Sessions, please appoint a replacement Asst. AG for Rosenstein with Job One being to haul Mueller in for questioning as to what he and his large team of Obama/Clinton sycophant lawyers have accomplished. Thus far, Mueller has gone unchecked. Give him a finite dollar amount for a budget and a deadline to complete his ‘investigations’. Call in another special prosecutor to investigate Mueller, Comey, Rosentein, Lynch, Holder, McCabe regarding Uranium One. Start catching small fish and work upward.

      AG Sessions voluntarily took himself out of anything to do with all things Clinton. During his testimony this week, AG Sessions frequently referred questions to his assistant, Rosenstein. AG Sessions did not handpick Rosenstein, he came into the job pretty much by pecking order. AG Sessions recused for his own reasons. Like our President, I’m disappointed in that, but that’s the hand we’re dealt, but now things are heating up. Our AG can’t take this bull by the horns, it’s been delegated to his Asst. Ok, got it. Now we need an uncompromised Asst. Too much to ask?

      Is it not AG Sessions’ sworn duty to follow the law and reassure the American public that the Asst AG is not partial in this investigation? Don’t the ethics required of the DOJ and protections of our Constitution come first over any confidence AG Sessions has in Rosenstein? Too much to ask to insist we have no conflicts of interest in the investigators and instead, 100% commitment to the rule of law and equal justice applied?

      Please don’t placate concern with the standard, “Trump’s’ got this.” These are treacherous waters and this begins and ends at the doorstep of the DOJ. Swampers are hoping the President gets too deeply involved so they have reason to hear their own favorite chant replay in their heads. “Impeach!” Don’t think for a minute they aren’t lying in the cattails of The Swamp, setting traps to deflect this very big problem from them and turn it on us. This is what they do.

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      • Abster says:

        I am in such agreement with you. Grassley might have good intentions. Yet, history will repeat itself and again nothing will be accomplished in any congressional committee. Everyone is working against PTrump. Some give the appearance of working with him, but a lot is all for show. Everyone seems to be compromised. I think the few that aren’t are afraid to speak up so just go along with the others. Mueller investigation has proved nothing and needs to be shut down. He should be investigating himself. He is another threat to our country. AGSessions better make a move soon. I feel this is all coming to a dangerous head. There is too much coming to light at breakneck speed. God bless President Trump.

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      • LCSmom says:

        Sessions would have been much more helpful to Trump inside the senate. He should have resigned DOJ and run for his seat again. Would have won in a landslide.

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      • mimbler says:

        Agree with everything except Rosenstein coming in from pecking order. Trump appointed Rosenstein relying heavily on Session’s recommendation to do so.

        One of the many things that in hindsight make me suspicious of Sessions.

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  5. Jim says:

    Freedom of the press…part of the First Amendment adopted in 1791 stating, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or of abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or of the right of the people peacefully to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” The first press came to North America from Spain in 1539 and was set up in Mexico City. The first press set up in the English colonies was at Harvard College, Cambridge almost exactly 100 years later. Stephen Daye was the first publisher and his first publication was “the Oath of a Free Man.” This was a novel idea and the literature of no other nation parallels it. It was the expression of a free people, a charter of human liberty, the declaration of a God given right, and the seal of a covenant. This was 137 years before the Declaration of Independence. Daye’s second publication was “Whole Book of Psalmes.”
    Printing was heavily regulated in the colonies as it was in Britain. It was taxed, required government approval, and often heavily censured. Publications came in 3 forms: newspapers, pamphlets, and one sheet broadsides. Most supplies were imported and always in short supply. Pamphlets were most common, a few sheets rolled and sold for a few pence. Benjamin Franklin purchased the Pennsylvania Gazette in 1729 and in 1775 Thomas Paine wrote his pamphlet, “Common Sense,” explaining why the colonies needed independence. At the close of the Revolutionary War there were 35 newspapers being published.
    When Madison gave us the Bill of Rights, he said, “The security of the freedom of the press requires that it should be exempt not only from previous restraint by the executive, as in Great Britain, but from legislative restraint also.” In other words, citizens need a free press to be able to criticize the government and to expose government wrong doing. This gives the press tremendous power and responsibility as well. The press is known as the 4th estate with the others being either clergy, nobility, and commoners in colonial times or legislative, executive, and judiciary in our time. If the press overreaches, the people can pursue a civil action but must prove “malice” or reckless disregard for the truth, which is very difficult to prove.
    When did our press join the government and cease to protect the people? Even the NYT admits in an article by Timothy Craig in 2015, “Liberal News Media Bias has a Serious Effect.” Some say this happened when corporations took over publication. Others say it started in the early 20th century and was sparked by Edward Bernays who wrote “Propaganda” in 1928. Joseph Goebbels, the master propagandist, based his work on this with the ideas of, “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it and you will even come to believe it yourself. Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting under their own free will. The truth is the greatest enemy of the state.”
    We now live in the age of the 5th estate, which is bloggers, journalists publishing in non-mainstream media outlets, social media. The 4th estate is hopelessly lost as you know, well illustrated from the events of yesterday. Sundance is the new Stephen Daye, each of us is the new Ben Franklin or Thomas Paine. The power and responsibility are in our hands now, use it wisely. But make no mistake, the corrupt media along with two of the other estates, legislative and judicial, will do everything in their power to destroy us. Thank God, we have the executive estate with us. God bless PDJT and God bless America. MAGA!

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    • TrueNorthSeeker says:

      Jim… thank you for that well thought out post. Very interesting and poignant.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was the death knell for an independent press with the scale to challenge “Extreme Media.”

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    • Coldeadhands says:

      That’s some wonderful history and scholarship there, Jim. I couldn’t agree more with your concluding sentiment. They WILL do everything in their power to destroy us.
      Watch out for any government attempts to regulate the internet. (What happened with Obama divesting the internet from US control?)
      This helps greatly in highlighting the pushback we’re seeing from established media and politics against bloggers and alternate media.
      If those of the power elite had a clue, in the mid nineties, of the shift in inflection about to happen in communications they would have made a much more aggressive attempt at suppression.
      Ah, but the change in communications was too organic. Few of any of us could have anticipated the reality that we today, take for granted.
      “Thank God we have the executive estate with us. God bless PDJT and God bless America. MAGA!”

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    • AmericaFirst says:

      Jim, Very edifying post. I’m going to save it, and wondered if you would mind if I shared it – with attribution of course?

      Your last thought about the 5th estate: I keep thinking all that would be needed for this to end would be for the internet to be shut down or have “problems,” or for it to become heavily regulated by the legislative and judicial entities. It HAS given us power; why would they let us keep it if they could do anything about it?

      God Bless America, and all who want to save her, including President Trump.

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      • snarkybeach says:

        the swamp/left are already regulating parts of the internet. Conservative voices on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are regularly silenced… Alternate venues are often tied up in court or banished altogether (for instance, the Twitter alternative Gab).

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    • woohoowee says:

      Trying again:

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      • elleb77 says:

        What’s wrong with Rand Paul ??

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        • Old Lady says:

          Listen to him sometimes. He wants tax cuts but did would not vote to increase the budget.

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          • Old Lady says:

            Not “did would”, just would.

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          • Bert Darrell says:

            There is always something in any bill that Rand Paul will not like. He is different from no-no-no-no demoRATs, who hate both, PDJT and us and do it just to obstruct. But Paul is a man of principle -you know?- and for him it’s always all-or-nothing.

            Having said that, let me warn those who will fall in the “middle class” 25% tax bracket not to be surprised if you see your effective tax rate remain unchanged or go up compared to what you are paying now. The meager 3% reduction (from 28 to 25%) will be offset by the repeal of the property tax deduction and the elimination of the personal exemption ($4,050 per family member). The larger your family the harder the hit on your wallet will be.

            Many years ago Mr. trump said that (and I’m paraphrasing) when the government needs massive amounts of money it’ll have come from the masses. Congress always needs more money (shrinking the budget is inconceivable to swamp dwellers).

            Taxpayers in the lower brackets will benefit, as well as those in the highest brackets, going from 39.6% to 35% (4.6% of a high-6-, 7- or 8-figure taxable income is always a significant number), and the middle class will foot the bulk of the government bills, as always. I hope I’m wrong but, right now, that’s the way it looks based on the sketchy information released by my district’s congress critter.

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        • chojun says:

          He’s an ideologue. They’re dangerous whether conservative or liberal.

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        • stillers213 says:

          Rand Paul sticks to his principles sometimes to the detriment of his own party. I respect that. I did not like the bs bill Congress was passing off as repeal either and I may have voted against it too if I were in his position. Also, I believe Paul and our Prez had already discussed the recent EO before Congress took the vote. Note how very little criticism T45 lobs Paul’s way in recent months.

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  6. TwoLaine says:

    SO, do we have an ACTUAL BUDGET now for the 1st time in 8+ years? Congress actually did their job? When does the ticker tape parade start?

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  7. Katherine McCoun says:

    Asking a second time in case some missed the late evening post. Does anyone have any insight re Diane Black? She is running for gov of TN and I want yo do my due diligence before supporting her. Her is the post from last night detailing my concerns and why I think that the only red flag may be a false and she is MAGA supportive. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/10/19/october-19th-2017-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-273/comment-page-5/#comment-4514323

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    • soozword says:

      Don’t know anything about Black, but looked up her NumbersUSA score for immigration votes: A, so pretty darn good. I like to know about their legislative history rather than just just accept they are on the Trump train with recent actions or comments. Since immigration is so central to MAGA goals, and my personal priorities, I place more weight on the NumbersUSA score than others. Plus I know how Heritage and other groups manipulate the scores to subtly push the Uniparty agenda.

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    • Be forewarned – Wikipedia often takes a decidedly-leftist bent, depending on who is doing the editing. For the most part, they are factual.

      “2012 to present

      In the 2012 general election, Black was a surrogate for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.[16] Black made appearances for Romney in Pennsylvania,[17] Wisconsin,[18] and in various cable news interviews.[19] Black has been a member of the following committees: Committee on the Budget, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, Tea Party Caucus and the Republican Study Committee.

      In October 2013, Black introduced the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act (H.R. 3393; 113th Congress), a bill that would amend the Internal Revenue Code to consolidate several different education tax incentives into an expanded American Opportunity Tax Credit.[20][21] The American Opportunity Tax Credit, under this legislation, would provide a maximum credit of $2,500.[22]

      Black has received endorsements from Governor Sarah Palin,[23] The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB),[24] Governor Mitt Romney,[25] The National Rifle Association (NRA) [26] Congresswoman Michele Bachmann,[27] former Congressman Allen West,[27] Tennessee Right to Life,[citation needed] Susan B. Anthony List,[28] and The U.S. Chamber of Commerce.[29]

      In October 2015, Black was named to serve on the Select Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood.[30]”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Black

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  8. StanH says:

    Our great president has them surrounded. Peggy Noonan is stating that the president is in a corner? As a swamp scribe she has trouble with math, as an example see the voting maps red vs blue, we have them surrounded, that’s a quick na-na-na-boo-boo Peggy. Keep tightening the screws America, we have them on the ropes, or as Peggy stated, “In a corner.” A true indicator of this fact are the latest bellowing’s of W, McStain, and Barry, “you know you’re over the target when you start receiving flak” and brother the sleazy swamp creatures are firing all of the flak that they can muster. Now Mueller’s team of leftist swamp lawyers, are now looking for process crimes. The Deplorable army is on the march, and the swamp critters are on the run. Keep up the good work America.
    MAGA!!

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  9. woodstuff says:

    I don’t like to come off as a sensationalist type, but the P45 budget cuts are awesome. The best I could find so far is in this link:
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/16/what-does-trump-budget-eliminate/99223182/

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    • TrueNorthSeeker says:

      Thank you for that link.

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    • Thanks – my RINO in the Senate, Deb Fischer is already railing against cutting the “Essential Air Services.” I mean, really, Deb?

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    • HonorDefendBuckeye says:

      Excellent link. Just the elimination of Nat.Endowment for Arts & Corp. for Public Broadcasting would take out over $625 million in subsidies for leftist groupthink and activists pretending to engage in commentary & “art.” Not to mention, the all too probable corruption of grants to “friends, relatives, & lovers.”

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    • I used to work with the CDBG grants…they’ve been around a long time. Mixed feelings..the problem is that most agencies use this money for “seed’ money to get other matching funds. If they don’t get the seed money, they don’t get other funds. That includes meals on wheels, group homes for developmentally disabled, etc. Now, only a small amount goes to social services, so lots of it ends up going to funding more positions in Municipal Government, who administer the programs and many of those jobs are full time jobs with part time responsibilities. It’s a toss up….probably the programs could find other funding, and the local governments could cut the positions.

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      • Deb says:

        It forces them to be responsible and ethical. The people living off the graft are going to howl.

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      • As I went through the list, I identified those that will directly affect me and others I know and I just kept reminding myself that we HAVE to start somewhere. Yes, many may be affected negatively and it will be up to the States and the communities to step up. We ALL are going to have to give up something. That is just a fact. For the most part, IMO, these cuts make sense and remove duplicates and outdated and unnecessary waste like NPR/PBS, which most certainly must go. I also believe the funding for ALL international programs should be cut – that is, IMO, why we give so much $$$ to the UN. Tell them to use it!

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  10. Publius2016 says:

    Reading more and more about Barcelona…it looks more and more like a case study for secession in the USA…Julian Assange’s twitter has it 24-7…the rules of the EU are very interesting in how they may handle the “breakup”…I wonder what provisions were included in TPP in the event something similar “happened” here. With Antifa/BLM in the major cities and Alt-Left agovernors on the coasts, President Trump and his Team of Patriots have arrived just in time! We are blessed!

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    • soozword says:

      I’m not so sure seccession here is such a bad idea (eg California). Given our extreme immigration-driven population growth, balkenization, etc. maybe its time to reevaluate it.

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      • Publius2016 says:

        We are one People, one country, with a common destiny.

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        • Lulu says:

          Really? Tell that to third generation migrants who still cheer for their home country and don’t speak English. Or to Somalian refugees who will publicly profess to hate the US and its infidels. Or just talk to an antifa supporter.

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          • LCSmom says:

            My kid is at a very good charter school in Los Angeles and his lovely spanish teacher that we really like is having them do an assignment about DACA. The political mess touches everything here, and the left has effectively ruined this part of California.

            I love many things about California, but the relentless pressure from the left is always a stressful part of life here.

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          • AmericaFirst says:

            While I understand your completely correct sentiment, my concern is that if the leftists can do this with CA, with activist judges saying we must pay for education, housing, medical, etc., etc., etc., for illegal aliens, and then activist judges saying that the children of foreign nationals born on our soil must be given American citizenship, thereby really planting a foundation for the La Raza Mission of “retaking” the southwest, then they can do it anywhere.

            If we cede CA, then will we cede Illinois or Virginia next? What about Minnesota, home of the most no-go areas filled with Somalians? In the end, what will be left for those who just wanted to conserve the Republic?

            Never doubt that this is being done intentionally.

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        • soozword says:

          Maybe a hundred years ago, but not today. Very nice sentiments and I wish PTrump every success in uniting us but I believe the nation is fractured beyond repair.

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        • joninmd22 says:

          Is that Antifas common destiny or ours? We are most definitely not one people.

          The nation is more divided than any time since 1860 1864. This is a war of competing belief systems and the left will not accept coexistence. Very soon now a decision will have to be made and dissolution of the Union will be the peaceful alternative.

          http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266197/civil-war-here-daniel-greenfield

          “A civil war has begun.

          This civil war is very different than the last one. There are no cannons or cavalry charges. The left doesn’t want to secede. It wants to rule. Political conflicts become civil wars when one side refuses to accept the existing authority. The left has rejected all forms of authority that it doesn’t control.

          The left has rejected the outcome of the last two presidential elections won by Republicans. It has rejected the judicial authority of the Supreme Court when it decisions don’t accord with its agenda. It rejects the legislative authority of Congress when it is not dominated by the left.

          It rejected the Constitution so long ago that it hardly bears mentioning.

          It was for total unilateral executive authority under Obama. And now it’s for states unilaterally deciding what laws they will follow. (As long as that involves defying immigration laws under Trump, not following them under Obama.) It was for the sacrosanct authority of the Senate when it held the majority. Then it decried the Senate as an outmoded institution when the Republicans took it over.

          It was for Obama defying the orders of Federal judges, no matter how well grounded in existing law, and it is for Federal judges overriding any order by Trump on any grounds whatsoever. It was for Obama penalizing whistleblowers, but now undermining the government from within has become “patriotic”.”

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          • Haven’t read the whole thing but this excerpt is outstanding. Thanks so much for the link. I am still in keyboard warrior mode, although not so frantic now, thank goodness. Will pass this one on.

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            • joninmd22 says:

              When you get the chance read it NF.

              Greenfield is required reading at Frontpage and also on his blog at Sultan Knish

              http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/

              He and Sundance are brilliant.

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            • joninmd22 says:

              More of Greenfield’s work.

              “In the spring of his final year as a movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein was doing what he always did. Or rather what he always did in public view: as opposed to what he has been accused of doing in hotel rooms and deserted office storage rooms. He was fighting a ratings war over a movie with adult content.

              The movie was 3 Generations. It had been made two years earlier to cash in on the transgender
              boom. Back then it was called About Ray. But the reviews were bad and the movie was pulled a few days before it was supposed to be released. What do you do with a bad politically correct movie that you paid $6 million for? You start a culture war. And that’s exactly what Harvey Weinstein did.

              He enlisted GLAAD, the gay rights group, to lobby for a PG-13 rating for the newly renamed movie.

              “The Weinstein Company dared to tell culture-changing LGBTQ stories that Hollywood too often shies away from,” GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis shilled.

              It didn’t hurt that Harvey was a donor to GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign. Weinstein had even presented his pal, Bill Clinton, with a GLAAD award at its awards show.

              Harvey’s gambit didn’t pay off financially. The reviews for 3 Generations were just as bad this time around. And it took in $60,000. Or 1 percent of what Harvey had paid for it. But Harvey had known two years ago that the movie wouldn’t make money. The 3 Generations campaign wasn’t about the movie, but about Harvey Weinstein’s brand as a courageous mogul on the political cutting edge of the industry.

              Harvey Weinstein wasn’t really in the movie business. He was in the culture business. ”

              http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2017/10/harvey-weinsteins-victims-were.html

              And being a leftist Culture warriors always excuses rape.

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        • Kalena says:

          Seriously, have you lived in CA? I did for 30 years. During the world cup, all we saw in the LA area were Mexican flags everywhere, even when they were playing against the USA. There is very little first loyalty to the USA from a vast number of immigrants, legal or otherwise, out in CA. I, for one, would not mind if CA fell off the continent. No offense to the CA Treepers. I left back in 2003. I loved living there, all my friends are still there, but I don’t miss living there at all. Between the ridiculous cost of living and political lunacy, I have no appetite to ever even go visit again.

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        • Dixie says:

          That would be nice if it were true. Yesterday, I received an advertisement from a new Wendy’s which just opened here. The spanish on the coupons enclosed took up 75% of the space. Last time I checked, we weren’t a spanish nation but some think we are.

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      • Secession IS balkinization – why promote more of it?

        verb (used with object), Balkanized, Balkanizing.
        1. to divide (a country, territory, etc.) into small, quarrelsome, ineffectual states.
        2. (often lowercase) to divide (groups, areas, etc.) into contending and usually ineffectual factions: a movement to balkanize minority voters.

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      • Deb says:

        We just need to go back to the original model where each state handled almost everything and the Federal govt was limited to what they could not do. No need for the Feds in education, healthcare, housing, etc. Make each state take care of their people.

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  11. Publius2016 says:

    President Trump has labeled Rep. Wilson “wacky”…what about, “mad hatter”

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  12. Dora says:

    Daniel Greenfield puts it all together.

    ===

    From Russia to Hillary: Bribes, Extortion, Uranium and Lies

    How an FBI Uranium investigation was corrupted to protect the Clinton’s Russian connection.

    Hillary is demanding to know the truth about Trump and Russia. The truth is that every accusation about Russian ties that Hillary and her associates have hurled at President Trump is really true of the Clintons.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/268169/russia-hillary-bribes-extortion-uranium-and-lies-daniel-greenfield

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  13. Dora says:

    A despicable woman!

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  14. benifranlkin says:

    Why can’t AG Jeff Sessions appoint an independent counsel/prosecutor to investigate Uranium One?

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  15. PDQ says:

    James Woods shreds ‘parasite rodeo clown’ Rep. Frederica Wilson, who declares, ‘I’m a rock star now’

    http://ussanews.com/News1/2017/10/20/james-woods-shreds-parasite-rodeo-clown-rep-frederica-wilson-who-declares-im-a-rock-star-now/

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  16. georgiafl says:

    President Trump is already up and on the offense!

    Our President is aware – and paying attention.
    He is committed to USA and our its citizens.
    He is guarding our security, sovereignty, solvency and sanity!

    President Trump is not going to let the USA become like Europe!

    40,824,263 @realDonaldTrump followers – 8 am – 10/20

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  17. Anna says:

    Question for treepers: Is PDJT going to catch flak for commenting on an ongoing investigation (Uranium 1)?

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  18. Dora says:

    Soldier’s widow releases recording of family’s call with Trump

    Natasha De Alencar, the widow of Army Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar, who was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan in April, described her conversation with Trump as a “moment of niceness” during an otherwise turbulent and heart-wrenching time.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/356347-soldiers-widow-releases-recording-of-familys-call-with-trump

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  19. TwoLaine says:

    Happy, Happy, Happy 9 Months!!!!!

    Liked by 9 people

  20. zephyrbreeze says:

    From 2014 – the most thorough article I have ever read on Google and the multinationals.

    Great reference article for people who are just waking up. The scope of Google is massive.

    Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

    “Schmidt’s emergence as Google’s “foreign minister”—making pomp and ceremony state visits across geopolitical fault lines—had not come out of nowhere; it had been presaged by years of assimilation within U.S. establishment networks of reputation and influence.

    “On a personal level, Schmidt and Cohen are perfectly likable people. But Google’s chairman is a classic “head of industry” player, with all of the ideological baggage that comes with that role. Schmidt fits exactly where he is: the point where the centrist, liberal and imperialist tendencies meet in American political life.

    “By all appearances, Google’s bosses genuinely believe in the civilizing power of enlightened multinational corporations, and they see this mission as continuous with the shaping of the world according to the better judgment of the “benevolent superpower.” They will tell you that open-mindedness is a virtue, but all perspectives that challenge the exceptionalist drive at the heart of American foreign policy will remain invisible to them. This is the impenetrable banality of “don’t be evil.” They believe that they are doing good. And that is a problem.”

    http://www.newsweek.com/assange-google-not-what-it-seems-279447

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  21. distracted2 says:

    These senators need to go.

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  22. Dora says:

    Longtime DNC officials frustrated with delegate shake-up

    Some prominent members of the the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) are frustrated with the party’s new slate of at-large delegates.

    The moves have drawn criticism the progressive-leaning Democrats who feel the staff shakeup is retribution for their opposition to its new Chairman Tom Perez during February’s chairman race.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/356176-longtime-dnc-officials-ousted-in-shakeup

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  23. PDQ says:

    FBI informant blocked from telling Congress about Russia nuclear corruption case, lawyer says

    The undercover client witnessed “a lot of bribery going on around the U.S.” but was asked by the FBI to sign a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) that prevents him from revealing what he knows to Congress, Toensing explained.

    When he tried to bring some of the allegations to light in the lawsuit last year, “the Obama Justice Department threatened him with loss of freedom. They said they would bring a criminal case against him for violating an NDA,” she added.

    http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/355937-fbi-informant-blocked-from-telling-congress-about-russia-nuclear

    When does an NDA become non-binding?

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  24. tazz2293 says:

    What did Jeff Sessions know and when did he know it?

    I for one am not waiting on the esteemed one from Alabama or DOJ to move forward with any case concerning Uranium 1.

    https://wordpress.com/media/tazz2293.wordpress.com

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  25. Dora says:

    What a wonderful thing! I believe we ought to pray for this man’s protection.

    ====

    Youngest World Leader Bans George Soros’s Foundations From Austria

    The world’s youngest leader, newly-elected Sebastian Kurz, has informed George Soros that his Open Society Foundation has 28 days to cease and desist operations in Austria or face legal action for “attempting to undermine the democracy of the nation.”

    http://yournewswire.com/youngest-leader-george-soros/

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  26. tazz2293 says:

    How Corrupt Are American Institutions?
    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/10/how_corrupt_are_american_institutions.html

    Excerpt:

    “The government informant at the heart of the case was (and remains) forbidden to speak to Congress by an Obama Justice Department gag order (that gag order has yet to be lifted by the Trump Justice Department).

    If this story is true, then all our worst fears have been confirmed, and we are indeed living in a banana republic, with one set of rules for the rich and powerful, and another set of rules for everybody else.

    The question going forward: what kind of country will we live in tomorrow? Now that we know that Russian collusion is real and that the Obama administration engaged in it, what will be done about it? Will the laws against government corruption finally be enforced, or will the guilty walk again as we’re treated to another round of Congressional committee show hearings?

    This scandal will be a true test — perhaps the final test — of whether American government can still work for the people. If Republicans walk away from this story for fear of ruffling Democrat feathers, we will know that the fix is in.”

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    • Howie says:

      So his NDA was a form of plea bargain? They did not prosecute him if he signed and shut up. What a load of donkey dung.

      Liked by 1 person

    • milktrader says:

      For me, there is no MAGA without prosecuting political corruption. All the MAGA we see can be reversed on a whim by corrupt politicians if there is no rule of law.

      I’d rather live modestly in a nation of laws than prosper in a nation rife with political corruption.

      Prosperity will be fleeting if we do not have a nation of laws.

      It appears that Sessions may be part of the problem, especially in light of stories that he won’t lift gag order on FBI informant.

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      • I still can’t help put think that PDJT has this in hand and they are busy little bees setting up their plan. How many people are employed in DOJ? Imagine Sessions only having 20 or so loyal Trumpers…..imagine how difficult that has to be….I see in my mind that smirky smile on Sessions more than once……I will wait and see. JMO

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  27. Regina says:

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  28. Laura just gave W the business on her opening RANT. WOW. LOved IT.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Lulu says:

      Good. No one has informed him that nobody cares what he says but daddy’s toadies and donors. I say keep talking and Trump puts everywhere but HI and DC in play for 2020.

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  29. Regina says:

    Redacted evidence that the FBI submitted to a federal court shows that Russia’s External Intelligence Service (SVR), the former KGB First Chief Directorate, targeted Clinton in 2008 and tried to burrow into her inner circle the next year when she was secretary of state. (Press reports often confuse Russia’s main internal security entity, the Federal Security Service, or FSB, with the SVR.)

    The SVR spy ring was no old “vestige” from Soviet times that was “still there.” It was a network of younger agents emplaced long after the Soviet collapse. The FBI considers it one of an unknown number of deep, expensive, thorough networks to penetrate and influence the United States government for generations.

    Under the code name Operation Ghost Stories, the FBI had been working the ring for a decade. Its targets had burrowed in along the Acela Corridor between Boston, New York, and Washington DC. They lived normal daily lives as Americans to attend universities, run businesses, marry, and conceive and raise children to infiltrate society and subvert government institutions. One of the SVR agents had stolen the identity of a six week-old Canadian baby who had died in 1963. That prompted the Ghost Stories code name. The ring inspired the FX network’s television series, “The Americans.”

    As with any secretary of state, Hillary Clinton would be a primary target under any circumstance. But she was much more. She was a known quantity: predictable, vain and ruthless, and with an insatiable desire for cash to enrich her family, friends, and political machine. Blindly ambitious to become president of the world’s only superpower and swearing to come back after losing in 2008 to Barack Obama, she was the 21st century KGB’s perfect mark.

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/20/hillary-clintons-russian-ghost-stories/

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  30. Regina says:

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  31. jbrickley says:

    Wow, just wow… Now they have the unmitigated gall to attack General Kelly after he publicly shamed the congresswoman. The wagons are circling and they are even playing the race card. It’s absolutely disgusting!

    This is what I’ve been saying for quite some time. Keep up the pressure push back even harder, stand your ground and lean into the attack cause they are about to completely lose their minds and let everyone know just how ugly and dark they truly have become! Just need to somehow get Air Time in the MSM to accomplish the goal. Some big BOOM needs to shake them so the general public can see that big ugly for themselves.

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  32. Regina says:

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  33. duchess01 says:

    WHITE HOUSE LIVE – 10/20/2017

    TUNE IN TODAY

    11:00 AM EDT
    Meeting of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and Opioid Crisis
    The White House

    2:00 PM EDT
    Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders
    The White House

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/live

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  34. Regina says:

    “Mr. Trump was elected by the American people. And at least for this reason, it is necessary to show respect for him, even if you do not agree with some of his positions,” he added.

    The Russian leader told his audience that those who ascend to the highest office in the U.S. possess a “certain talent” that allows them to survive America’s bruising political process.

    “I believe that the president of the United States does not need any advice because one has to possess certain talent and go through this trial to be elected, even without having the experience of such big administrative work. He [Trump] has done this,” the Russian leader said. “He won honestly.”

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  35. rsanchez1990 says:

    They should put Hillary Clinton on Dancing with the Stars.

    Think about it.

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  36. Dora says:

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  37. Musicman3636 says:

    I was simply trying to look at the weather this morning and I noticed on one of the video screens they were talking about Puerto Rico and how the ships were not coming to Port, and everything was still in disarray. I thought to myself, “self, why are politics infused into the weather Channel?” Did a little digging, and found out that the weather Channel is owned by Bain capital. Good old Mitten Romney’s group, smearing the president on the weather Channel. Just deleted the app. These people are insufferable. Thanks to the treehouse I’ve been digging a little bit deeper.

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  38. tazz2293 says:

    These words mean more at this time in the history of the American Experiment then when President Reagan first spoke them 53 years ago.

    “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.”

    October 27, 1964: Reagan’s speech, “A Time for Choosing,”

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  39. sgtrok13 says:

    LANGUAGE ALERT

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  40. Dora says:

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  41. Hilarious reading to start Friday with!

    https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/10/19/liberals-try-to-connect-with-normal-americans-and-it-goes-poorly-n2396806
    By Kurt Schlichter

    ‘The key question they sought to answer: “How can we Democrats appeal to those Jesus-loving, racist idiots who hate science and don’t live on the coast like everyone we know?”’

    Courtesy of Maggie’s Farm
    http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com

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  42. Eric Kennedy says:

    God, I love James Woods. 🙂

    Liked by 9 people

  43. Regina says:

    gee – whaddya know
    “Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson’s spokesperson said the congresswoman has decided the firestorm between her and the White House has gone “too far” Thursday.

    Wilson’s spokesperson gave the comment when asked by an ABC News reporter for a reaction to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s statement on her conduct and the outrage surrounding the president’s conversation with a Gold Star family.

    The Florida congresswoman “decided this has gone too far.This shouldn’t be about her. It’s about remembering and honoring this fallen hero and fighting for his family,” according to the spokesperson.”

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  44. SR says:

    From last 5 years we are hearing the list of Hillary and previous administration crime, unmasking, uranium, IRS, Iran deal and illegal acts. So many hearings, some investigations and tons of news paper articles but not a single indictment at high level. Same thing happened in 2008 financial and mortgage crash and not a single wall street executive even been to prison, only few $$ fine.
    Now it’s high time and last hope for get some action.

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  45. Sounds too good! I read the article. Lots of good comments!

    Liked by 4 people

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