November 17th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #302

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1,463 Responses to November 17th – 2017 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #302

  1. Liked by 6 people

    • Katherine McCoun says:

      #7 is telling — his “story assignment for the day”! And he seems a bit embarrassed to even ask, esp. in light of all of the other questions on same topic before his and having the common sense to know there are more important topics. Telling…

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    • keebler AC says:

      Wow, Moore’s election is monopolizing the media from Trump’s work and conversely to this fact…….Kayla Moore is subtly attacking President Trump saying he ought to thank her husband for taking attention off the Russian collusion and he maybe ought to get some work done now in Congress during this time. Low blow. I very much doubt RM is going to be an asset for Maga now. Whatamess!!

      It’s at a Women for Moore rally either yesterday or today. There’s video.


      • Bert Darrell says:

        Clearly the Moores are not savvy politicians. She doesn’t have a clue and he’s greener than a Spring lawn. No wonder he went schmoozing to Washington D.C. when he should have been home watching the “storm” coming. No he’s playing defense full time.

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        • keebler AC says:

          Not savvy or vengeful? The snickering by the entourage at the mention of Russia was disturbing.


        • mariner says:

          He may have been *learning* about the storm and his part in it.

          With the Deep State (they haven’t been disabled yet, AFAIK) discussing this over the phone or the Internet doesn’t seem wise.

          Of course I wasn’t there, so maybe you can detail Judge Moore’s movements and contacts in D.C. What exactly did he discuss, and with whom?


  2. Avi says:

    have any of Moore’s accusers made a sworn statement?

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  3. kea25252014 says:

    There was a book a few years back called: 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America (And Al Franken Is #37) by Bernard Goldberg Telling

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  4. Regina says:

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  5. Nigella says:

    Mueller not Muller


  6. PDQ says:

    Roseanne Barr asked a few 4Chan questions on her twttier account and now her account it gone:

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  7. PDQ says:

    Plane down over Rothchild esate in England:


  8. Pam says:

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  9. Regina says:

    Friday Fantasy
    Soros, Pelosi et. al get together for their Exclusive weekend confab – feds bust in during dinner and serve them all with indictments

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  10. decisiontime16 says:

    Judicial Watch Sues Kentucky Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls
    NOVEMBER 15, 2017

    Kentucky leads every other state in the nation in the number of counties in which total registration exceeds the citizen voting-age population. Specifically, the number of voter registrations exceeds the number of age-eligible citizens in 48 Kentucky counties, or 40% of all Kentucky counties.

    Judicial Watch also notes that Kentucky is one of only three states in the country where the statewide active registration rate is greater than 100% of the age-eligible citizen population.

    “Kentucky has perhaps the dirtiest election rolls in the country,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Federal law requires states to take reasonable steps to clean up their voting rolls – and clearly Kentucky hasn’t done that. Dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections. This lawsuit aims to ensure that citizens can have more confidence that elections in Kentucky won’t be subject to fraud.”

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  11. Regina says:

    Grassley to Sessions
    …However, it appears that the DOJ did not require these lobbying firms to register under FARA for work on behalf of Uranium One. Accordingly, please answer the following no later than November 29, 2017:
    1. Please explain why DOJ required FARA registration for the Podesta Group and Mercury LLC for work on behalf of the European Center for a Modern Ukraine (ECFMU) but has not required the Podesta Group, BGR Government Affairs, or Kountoupes Denham to register under FARA for work on behalf of Uranium One.
    2. What actions has the Justice Department taken to assess whether the Podesta Group, BGR Government Affairs, and Kountoupes Denham should have registered under FARA for work on behalf of Uranium One?
    3. Has the Justice Department sent a letter of inquiry to any of the entities? If so, please provide a copy. If not, why not?
    4. Under 28 C.F.R. § 5.2, any present or prospective agent of a foreign entity may request an advisory opinion from the Justice Department regarding the need to register. Has any of the entities ever requested one in relation to their work on behalf of Uranium One? If so, please provide a copy of the request and opinion.

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  12. Regina says:

    Philippe Raines just told Ed Henry that Juanita Broaddrick told Ken Starr nothing happened.

    Despite the triple hearsay – is this true??

    I wish they would talk about Paula Jones…actual lawsuit and payout as proof

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  13. Nchadwick says:

    Country Artist Neal McCoy — released his new song — TAKE A KNEE MY ASS….

    Liked by 11 people

  14. linda4298 says:

    Sean Hannity ✔@seanhannity
    Tick tock….. From now into next year on many fronts!!!! Monday starts what will become an avalanche. Love to all deplorables. Tick tock!!
    7:16 PM – Nov 17, 2017 Who knows, maybe.

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  15. dogsmaw says:

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  16. budmc says:

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  17. Regina says:

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    • blakeney says:

      Dear President Donald J. Trump,
      I shot a bird that sat in a high tree, with its head tilted back, and pouring out a grateful song from an innocent heart. It toppled from its perch and came floating down limp and forlorn and fell at my feet, its song quenched and its unoffending life extinguished. I had not needed that harmless creature, I had destroyed it wantonly, and I felt all that an assassin feels, of grief and remorse when his deed comes home to him and he wishes he could undo it and have his hands and his soul clean again from accusing blood.
      – Mark Twain


    • blakeney says:

      Father Mike Bergero:
      ” … … … … When the Pope concluded his dream, the author to whom he related it did not make any comment on what had been said. But he did write that “I had never seen such a sad expression on the face of this man.” Considering that this was the same man who had related the horrors of his young manhood under Nazi occupation, the author’s remark shows the deep impact this dream had on the Pope.

      If the Pontiff offered a commentary on his dream, Anton Gronowicz does not share it with the reader. But we are told that John Paul began to recite the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love …, where there is darkness, light, and where there is sadness, joy.”

      Many years after Cardinal Wojtyla had his dream and had become Pope John Paul II, he made a pilgrimage to Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. In the Message of Reconciliation he delivered there, the Pontiff spoke of the Saint’s love for animal, as well as human, beings. And he likened that inclusive love to an anticipation of the Peaceable Kingdom, envisioned by the Prophet Isaiah, a world in which all God’s creatures will live in peace with each other.

      The Pope also said that the “solicitous care, not only toward [people] but also toward animals and nature in general,” that St. Francis demonstrated is “a faithful echo of the love with which God in the beginning pronounced his ‘fiat,’ which brought them into existence.” And, the Pope added, “We, too, are called to a similar attitude.”

      Some who read these remarks are surprised to find in them such strong support of God’s other creatures. They are surprised to hear the Pope refer to the lives of animals as a manifestation of God’s love: lives that deserve our “solicitous care.” But I was not surprised. By the time I came across a copy of the message he gave at Assisi, I had read God’s Broker and the lengthy account of the Pope’s dream. And I knew that if John Paul II had not wanted this very revealing dream to be published, it would never have appeared in print.

      So in spite of the policies and pronouncements of [religious people] of the same or other persuasions, who try to denigrate the value and the importance of the lives of God’s other creatures, we know that John Paul II had a dream. And although [people] of lesser vision and lesser spiritual development have closed their hearts and their minds to the needs of other creatures, John Paul has given witness to a need for the “solicitous care, not only of [people], but of animals.”

      In this witness, the Pope is being true to the Gospel message in which Jesus also gave witness to the need for the solicitous care of all beings: “I tell you, whenever you refused to help one of these least important ones, you refused to help me.” (Matthew 25:45 TEV)


    • blakeney says:

      Big game trophy hunting is for big time cowards.


      • Regina says:

        do you eat meat, blakeney?
        Not trying to start anything – I don’t understand any type of hunting, and try not to judge others about it (just keep it away from me) – yet I find it interesting that people so easily disconnect the animal from the steak on their plate. It’s death either way – and yet one is totally acceptable in society while the other raises passions. Interesting dichotomy.

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        • blakeney says:

          So you understood neither Mark Twain nor Pope John Paul. Well, I guess one can’t win them all.


          • Regina says:

            I was responding to your comment, not theirs

            What I meant is that hunters – all hunters – have some mental justification for killing, but it’s beyond my comprehension. If I understood their mindset, I might feel differently than I do now.


  18. Regina says:

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  19. NJF says:

    Too funny.

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  20. Joyful Noise says:

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  21. Missing Andrew says:



  22. budmc says:

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    • BakoCarl says:

      Pistol Packin’ Mama . . . grizzly, that is!

      Liked by 1 person

    • maggiemoowho says:

      😃👍👍👍Love it, Sarah knows how to take care of herself, unlike all these touch-me-not female snowflakes coming out with ridiculous sexual harassment claims.

      I’ve got the perfect outfit for all those female snowflakes who feel sexually harassed when a man talks to them or brushes by them,

      Liked by 4 people

    • pam2246 says:

      We live in Wasilla and are friends with Sarah’s precious parents, Sally & Chuck. Sarah’s telling the truth when she says she’s probably packing!

      *Love our Sarah!

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  23. kea25252014 says:

    Talk about trump derangement syndrome. Stick a knife in it hollywood you are done!!!!

    I mean Justice League is NOT a movie I would go see either way. Boycotting Hollywood and Joss Whedon and all that stuff. But then you read the start of a review ‘The cinematic equivalent of Trump and Brexit as awfulness brought upon ourselves. Incoherent and cheap-looking. -MaryAnn Johanson Flick Filosopher’

    And this is again WHY Trump won….

    Liked by 1 person

    • treehouseron says:

      I dunno, if the libby reviewers don’t like it, I’ll probably love it.

      I know I love looking at Gal Gadot. Even her name is cool. Perfect choice for Wonder Woman.


      • kea25252014 says:

        True. The jackie chan movie ‘the foreigner’ turned out pretty good. I wasn’t to impressed with the Wonder Woman movie. Was expecting more. And no I didn’t buy tickets I had gotten some free so they got no penny from me!


  24. rumpole2 says:

    Watching Judge Jeanine filling in for Hannity…

    Whorealdo… always annoying… WHY do Fox give him a forum???

    He just said that before Franken outed… he was Whorealdo’s pick as Dem President candidate in 2020!!!!! Presumably Whorealdo (a Dem) would vote for him.. want him as President!!!

    Even before the latest exposure of Franken …. to pick HIM as a President is…. well…. insane. It figures for Whorealdo!!

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  25. BakoCarl says:

    “WHY do Fox give him a forum?” . . . they’re just fulfilling their tripartite role as supporters of the DemonRats, the NeverTrumpers and the GOPe.

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  26. LBB says:

    NAFTA- formal talks started today. Sounds like our team is not budging so far on original wants.

    Liked by 5 people

    • mopar2016 says:

      And we shouldn’t budge on the NAFTA front.
      Our housing market is taking off like a rocket, a lot of new homes are going to be built.

      Canada doesn’t like our “buy American” policy as far as construction is concerned.
      It’s a sticking point with Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister.

      And they want a gender justice committee, a climate change committee, etc, etc, etc.
      It’s time to cancel NAFTA.

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      • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

        My husband 30 yrs in construction is a Lumber commodities buyer who’s dialed in on the nafta talks with Canada. I asked him the other day what he thinks of the market now, and where it’s headed & NAFTA talks.

        1. he’s thrilled Canada isn’t dumping on lumber here in the states anymore
        2. he buys from Montana mostly
        3. The fires in canada will put a crimp in Canada’s supply, all forests are government owned up there.
        4.As we move into winter here the lumber supply will build up and lower the lumber prices here in the states prior to building season in the spring.
        5. That is when Nafta talks with Canada will be ongoing

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  27. LBB says:

    NK – recent update, nothing breaking, but guaranteed something good happens in future based on newspapers comment about magic.

    “Special representative Song Tao, the head of the ruling Communist Party’s external affairs department, informed Choe about China’s 19th National Congress “in detail,” and stressed China’s stance to steadily develop the traditionally friendly relations between the two parties and countries, KCNA said.

    China has yet to offer any details of Song’s visit, which began on Friday, and it is unclear how long he will be in North Korea.

    The influential state-run Chinese tabloid the Global Times said in an editorial that it was unwise to expect too much from his trip, saying his key mission was to inform North Korea about the recently concluded Communist Party Congress in Beijing.

    “Song is not a magician,” the newspaper said.”

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  28. sunnydaze says:

    More Portland, OR.” Dems Eating Dems” news.

    Yesterday it was the local shops vs. the Union shops at the airport. Today it’s a Dem State Sen. (and landlord) against Portland Tenants United.

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  29. budmc says:

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  30. sunnydaze says:

    For all the parents out there looking for further info on where/where not to send your kids to college, Antifa is endorsing certain colleges (!) :

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  31. jeans2nd says:

    Anyone pay attention to EO 13800 on 17 May 2017? That EO revamped the VEP.
    Never heard of the VEP? That was intended. You were never supposed to hear of it.

    What is the VEP? The Vulnerabilities Equities Processis a collection of separate departments within the Executive branch who address cyber security. VEP operates under “Dual Hat” – Black hat vs White Hat – and they decide which IT vulnerabilities are to be kept secret for gov use and which will included for public release. We are never to know the outcomes.

    VEP was begun in 2010 under Obama, and run by Gen Keith Alexander at the NSA. After Edward Snowden, Adm Mike Rogers replaced Gen Alexander in Apr 2014 and Obama moved the VEP to the White House and protected it under Executive Privilege.

    As only 4 people in Congress even knew about the VEP, there was no Congressional oversight. By design.

    EO 13800 changed all that. The VEP is now entirely transparent and under two diff committees of Congressional oversight.

    Rob Joyce, top hacker who ran the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO) is now White House cybersecurity coordinator and appears to be a White Hat.
    White House cybersecurity czar: ‘We are certainly not asking for a back door’

    Listening to this talk by Rob Joyce at the Aspen Institute on 15 Nov 2017 explained EO13800 and VEP. National security still decides which vulnerabilities will not be released to the public, but DHS will release the rest, over 90%, and companies such as Microsoft and Appleisforwimps will no longer be trusted to inform the public and update their software.
    Cyber Breakfast: The View from the White House

    The Aspen Institute talk seemed to be mainly for reporters, who had a ton of questions. Even the Electronic Frontiers Foundation seemed hopeful, while remaining skeptical, of course (the EFF does not like any Inet censorship, understandably).
    Time Will Tell if the New Vulnerabilities Equities Process Is a Step Forward for Transparency

    Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure

    Pres Trump is quietly reorganizing the Executive Branch. No one notices.
    Butbutbut the Rooshins! SexScandals!

    Hosea 8:7

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  32. Epiphany:
    The 2 Serial Sex Molesters hiding out in Congress are Speaker Ryan and Senate Leader McConnell.

    It’s the ONLY explanation for this pair running the biggest Sex-Scandal Cover-up in Congressional History!


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