January 9th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #355

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  1. Pam says:

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  2. Pam says:

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  3. On a “DACA” related note..
    Baby Bust: Feds Raid California ‘Maternity Hotels’
    Southern California apartment complexes that doubled as “maternity hotels” for Chinese women who want made-in-America babies were raided early Tuesday, capping an unprecedented federal sting operation, officials said.
    NBC News was on the scene as Homeland Security agents swept into The Carlyle, a luxury property in Irvine, California, which housed pregnant women and new moms who allegedly forked over $40,000 to $80,000 to give birth in the United States.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/baby-bust-feds-raid-california-maternity-hotels/ar-BBIb2fh?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

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    • sunnydaze says:

      When everything discussed today gets taken care of, this is another thing that needs to be addressed.

      It’s pretty out of control and I know numerous people from many countries that have taken advantage of it.

      We really need a total overhaul of the process used to get here “Legally”.

      Too bad we spent so many decades letting things spin out of control. Gonna take a good long while to fix it now.

      But with Trump, we’re off to a damn good start.

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  4. NC congressional districts struck down as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders…
    RALEIGH
    A panel of federal judges struck down North Carolina’s election districts for U.S. Congress on Tuesday as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders and gave lawmakers until Jan. 29 to bring them new maps to correct the problem.
    The ruling comes in cases filed by the League of Women Voters and Common Cause in North Carolina stemming from maps adopted in 2016 during a special legislative session. It throws a new wrinkle and more uncertainty into the 2018 election cycle in North Carolina a month before candidates were scheduled to file for office.
    “We’re enormously gratified on behalf of our clients and all voters in North Carolina that no one will have to endure another congressional election under an unconstitutional map,” said Allison Riggs, senior voting rights attorney for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, which represented some of the challengers. “The court was clear in demanding a real remedy before the 2018 elections, and we expect the General Assembly to respect that order.”
    The judges – James A. Wynn, a Barack Obama appointee to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and federal district judges W. Earl Britt, a Jimmy Carter appointee, and William L. Osteen Jr., a George W. Bush appointee – were unanimous that North Carolina lawmakers under Republican leadership violated the U.S. Constitution’s equal-protection clause when they drew maps explicitly to favor their party.
    full story here–>
    http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article193814154.html

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    • NOTICE—> Southern Coalition for Social Justice

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    • This is the second or third time they have done that. I live in NC and I finally figured out what is going on. Ok, the GOP controls the legislature. Whoever controls the legislature always redistricts. It doesn’t matter which party, they all do it. The problem is that 99% of blacks are Dems.

      So whenever the GOP redistricts, to benefit themselves (normal), the Dems can always say it is racist because of course the lines are going to be drawn to benefit the GOP which means the black districts will be carved up.

      It has nothing to do with race but everything to do with party…hopeless case for GOP unless they get someone intelligent to speak up, which is highly unlikely. In NC, it is l like Alabama…GOP are either establishment or loose screws….hopeless.

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  5. individualright says:

    Tucker Carlson just nailed Schiff’s partner-in-crime(sorry can’t remember his name) on the FBI/dossier connection. was a thing of beauty!

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    • mariposa323 says:

      Yup . Just tuned in . They can’t let go … Russia Russia Russia . Oh it’s credible because we have a mole in the Trump campaign ? When does this nonsense end ??? Tucker did great ,

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      No sure what you saw but was curious. Found the show on youtube. Start talking about Senator re Dossier, Fussion, etc., about min 26. is that what you are talking about?
      Representative Swalwell , D (CA)

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      • phoenixRising says:

        doncha’ just love it when a politician constantly evades a question and instead attacks the victim…? What will your parents think of you Swalwell?

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  6. NJF says:

    Oh boy.

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  7. Chit just pisses Me off, We HAVE MUCHO OIL & Natural gas reserves off our EAST Coast.. Lets get it!
    Did ya’ll know here are OIL off the EAST Coast that rivals (Yes I’m talking NY & New Jersey).. AND yes N. Carolinas ……(On the continental shelf)???
    HUGE reserves?
    Drill baby Drill!

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    • Gil says:

      Yes i understand. Here in CA we have lots also but weve not drilled in ages. Now the dems here have ammo.

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      • Pegm says:

        Yeah, but do they know where to put the ammo or which end points to their target? And what’s this thingy down at the bottom that looks like a lever or something? What’s in this round hole?

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  8. Pam says:

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  9. 🍺Gunny says:

    Ya know, this thread is the most sane, besides the open thread…The other threads are so infested with trolls it is useless to even read…The price of being famous I guess..

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    • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

      LOL agreed! I’ve purposely stayed out of the other posts tonight
      it’s hard to get past all the dribble and knee knocking faint of heart crap.

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      • Deb says:

        It’s like the election all over again. There were several waves of troll attacks between June and October that year.

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      • Nchadwick says:

        The last couple of days — have to admit though they are so easy to see and predict – -Ive had a little fun stopping in and feeding them ….

        Also, an observation, since finding the CTH — when the trolls come a calling either during the election or after – is to distract from the spot on information that is being exposed at that moment… once the dam breaks — they move on… until the next distraction is needed.

        Of course they are moths to a flame on certain guaranteed topics…. one of my favorites is the mere mention of Troll — and their “how dare you” reaction — instantly insulating that YOU MUST BE TALKING ABOUT THEM….

        If they were real Trump supporters, they would know that we appreciate and are in awe of the Presidents mastery of Trolling…… lol

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        • Deborah @UnTamedInSD says:

          some don’t even bother to argue with you that you just called them a troll….

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          • Nchadwick says:

            Then you are not trying hard enough – when in doubt — just mention how great Sessions is doing — how much you admire Ivanka or Jared — or how much you would love to see President Trump make a deal for the wall for DACA….

            Of course I’m kidding, well about the not trying hard enought!!!! LMFAO

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    • AZ18 says:

      Hey Gunny- totally agree the other threads are crazy! I don’t comment often but read here every day, night and morning. Hell not even getting much sleep with everything going on. Was wondering if you have reviewed SD twitter posts tonight? Very unusual yet I think SD is trying to tell us something. Was hoping for your input (since I know you aren’t a troll 😃).

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  10. kinthenorthwest says:

    Look at who the arrow is pointing to.
    Not sure but dont think its a photo shop.

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  11. decisiontime16 says:

    California Conservatives Launch Petition to Push Actor James Woods to Run for Governor

    “Californians deserve a choice in this year’s crucial election and it’s a mistake to allow Gavin Newsom to cakewalk right into the governorship without a fight.”

    Amid the petition launch, Woods called for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to be phased out.

    “End ‪#DACA‬ completely, build the wall, defund sanctuary cities, end chain migration, enforce voter ID, and deport all lawbreakers. Democrats never listened to us when they were in control. Wake up, Republicans. You have the power. Use it, for God’s sake!”, tweeted Woods.

    End #DACA completely, build the wall, defund sanctuary cities, end chain migration, enforce voter ID, and deport all lawbreakers. Democrats never listened to us when they were in control. Wake up, Republicans. You have the power. Use it, for God’s sake! https://t.co/ANz3rIJUrw
    — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 9, 2018

    On another note…

    Woods recently blasted Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) after the outgoing lawmaker branded attendees of Trump rallies “spasms of a dying party.”

    “You mean the party that has the Presidency, the House, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the majority of State Legislatures, the majority of State Governors, and is poised the steamroll over the broke Democrats in 2018, 2020, and 2024? You mean THAT dying party? ‪#NumbskullJeffFlake‬?”

    You mean the party that has the Presidency, the House, the Senate, the Supreme Court, the majority of State Legislatures, the majority of State Governors, and is poised the steamroll over the broke Democrats in 2018, 2020, and 2024? You mean THAT dying party? #NumbskullJeffFlake? https://t.co/TULfAGEvMz
    — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) December 25, 2017

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/paper-james-woods-next-governor-california/

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    • Gil says:

      I thought he lives back east? Sounds like fan fiction but it would be better than ahhhnold was. The dems kept trying to get Warren Beatty for years but he said no. Oprah could run here and probably get elected.
      It sure would be fun if he was our guv.

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  12. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney, files lawsuits against Fusion GPS, BuzzFeed over infamous ‘dossier’

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/michael-cohen-trumps-personal-attorney-files-lawsuits-fusion/story?id=52247639

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  13. Pam says:

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  14. Pam says:

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  15. Pam says:

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  17. Convert says:

    My head is spinning. Sundance is now tweeting an offer of a $1000 reward for proof the FISA warrant exists. He thinks it doesn’t exist. There was no FISA. This was off the books. I. Can’t. Process…..

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    • Oldschool says:

      Me neither.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      Ha! I have suspected for a long time that there was no warrant. And frankly, I have thought it was a load of manure that the spying on Donald Trump began in July 2016. I know others here have thought the same thing and that the spying actually began when PDJT started to get BOs attention over the Birth Certificate.

      But I guess I have been lulled into thinking it was real because it has been discussed to death. But that would sure explain why the proper paperwork is so hush hush.

      So now my question is what is the deal then with Judge Contreras being recused from Gen. Flynn’s plea case????

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    • cheekymeeky says:

      Same. Such conniving POS. I hope everyone is sitting down for Sundance’s upcoming post.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Its a busy twitter page right now! Some very big ideas…

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      • NJF says:

        /mind blown.

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        Wait a minute, I just had a thought.

        If there was not an official investigation, the queries were being misused kind of like a search engine of collected data to get info on whomever the Obama admin pleased when they pleased and they did this to the GOP candidate, etc., then does this mean that when Comey was asked why Congress was not told of the investigation when it supposedly began back in the summer and he said because of the “sensitivity of the matter” (aren’t all classified investigations and intelligence sensitive but they are supposed to tell the Congressional oversight team anyway?) that maybe it wasn’t because someone told him not to tell Congress but because there wasn’t an official investigation at the time to tell them about? Just data digging, “phone tapping”, spying and sharing it with the DNC and Hillary all for political purposes? And that the investigation was then manufactured to look official in hindsight?

        Maybe I am way off base here but from reading all of the twitter that is what I get. Maybe I have completely missed what Sundance is trying to say here so I will stay tuned in and keep learning more…

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        • Katherine McCoun says:

          And was this a loose end they just hadn’t anticipated? hence, his uncomfortable surprise?

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          • WSB says:

            I am beginning to think the same. Just rogue free-lance spying? Sick?

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            • Oldschool says:

              Then none of it could be used for anything. No setting up SC Mueller or his subsequent indictments. I can’t keep up . Will wait for a SD post. They always bring clarity when my head spins.

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            • AZ18 says:

              I’m thinking it was massive spying for more then just Hillary. Maybe spying to complete the overthrow of our republic? Antifa, Indivisible, Lynch’s video speech, O’s “speech” as he was boarding Marine helicopter last time, Soros money transfer, cash sent to Iran.
              The NWO gang had worked long and hard for decades to take over America and Trump screwed up they plans.

              Oh my! Do not like where my mind is going!

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              • WSB says:

                Same, I’ll do one better. Obama used a similar tactic against his opponent to secure his Senate seat in 2004. Unsealed divorce records.

                He came into the Senate in 2005, the same year the Awan brothers appreared in the House. And Hillary two years later was bumped in 2008.

                I think I will just slide back under my rock now.

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        • Montana says:

          I think you are on target.

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        • Rene says:

          That is what I am thinking too. But I am thinking what Nunes saw in the SCIF was stuff collected on Trump going back years.

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          • WSB says:

            That is what we were told by Sheriff Joe. Since the birth certificate and maybe since 2006. And Carl Cameron was supposed to reveal the Montgomery case on Judge Jeanine’s show months ago, which is how Joe came across this surveillence in the first place. Apparently, Joe warned Mr. Trump.

            Is there an ulterior motive for Joe suddenly jumping into the ring in AZ?

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    • iswhatitis says:

      OMG

      If that’s true – that is a MOAB right there. It’s gonna leave a mark.

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    • daughnworks247 says:

      I said the same thing this morning.
      While everyone is focused on the dossier, the “about queries” were clearly illegal.
      Maybe Sundance’s post on Admiral Rogers this weekend started us thinking along his same thought pattern???

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      • cjzak says:

        So maybe there was no FISA issued and all the surveillance collecting and spying was illegal freelancing by political operatives for the Dems with help from the FBI? Am I getting that right? Holy moly, between SD, Hannity, Wikileaks and QAnon I need a mental vacation. Yikes, this is complicated and very nasty business. Wow.

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  18. Pam says:

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    • iswhatitis says:

      In response, Al Gore has released the following statement:

      “Climate experts say that Hell freezing over is completely expected from Climate Change. It’s proof that Hell is going to come back hotter than ever. Any day now.

      We must prevent that from happening. Please donate your trillions to the following…”

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  19. Pam says:

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  20. Pam says:

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  21. NJF says:

    ICYMI:

    Lol

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    • WSB says:

      Perfect…

      “Schumer already faces a tough road convincing voters that it is worthwhile shutting down the federal government and hampering national defense to confer a boon on border violators, half of whom have not even bothered to learn English during childhood, the best time for language-learning, and a quarter of whom are functionally illiterate. A huge percentage of these schemers will be tax-consumers burdening taxpayers.

      Now the leading think-tank guiding Democrats’ strategy has given up the game: they are importing a new electorate to outweigh the political influence of the Americans who are expected to pay their bills.

      President Trump is fully capable of calling out this con game, even when the media line up in lockstep to support the Dems.”

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  22. Sylvia Avery says:

    I think it is interesting that many of these staff reductions are mostly through retirements. Apparently since they stopped sending everyone to the latest important Climate Change Conference, and there was one of those every other week, the job just isn’t the same. Heavy sigh/sarc.

    “The Environmental Protection Agency, seen by President Trump as a bloated bureaucratic whale, is on schedule to fulfill his promise to reduce its staff nearly in half by the end of his first term mostly through retirements, not cuts, according to officials.

    The EPA Tuesday provided to Secrets its first year staff results which show that the agency is below levels not seen since former President Reagan’s administration.

    And if just those slated to retire by early 2021 leave, Administrator Scott Pruitt and his team will have reduced a staff of nearly 15,000, to below 8,000, or a reduction of 47 percent….:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/success-epa-set-to-reduce-staff-50-in-trumps-first-term/article/2645362

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  23. jeans2nd says:

    Ever hear of Operation Janus? https://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2016/OIG-16-130-Sep16.pdf

    Thought not. Operation Janus had been eliminated in 2016 by Obama/Loretta Lynch. AG Jeff revived Operation Janus in response to the DHS IG’s report last Sept 2017. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-files-denaturalization-complaints-florida-connecticut-and-new-jersey-against

    Operation Janus prosecutes individuals who fraudulently obtained U.S. citizenship. Today the first person successfully prosecuted under Operation Janus was denaturalized and referred to DHS for deportation. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-secures-first-denaturalization-result-operation-janus

    One down, 314,999 to go. Yup, in 3 short months, AG Jeff has found 315,000 individuals who fraudulently obtained citizenship.
    Today was also Law Enforcement Appreciation Day https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/attorney-general-sessions-celebrates-law-enforcement-appreciation-day

    “The Attorney General has spoken to law enforcement audiences across America, including in Pennsylvania, Oregon, Nevada, Tennessee, New York, Florida, Virginia, Missouri, West Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Alabama, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Ohio—all to show his support for the men and women in blue.”

    We may be unhappy w/AG Jeff for our own reasons (guilty!), but one cannot say AG Jeff has not been MAGA.

    Now, do we still think AG Jeff will be unresponsive when that DOJ IG’s report comes out ~the 15th of this month?

    Please ignore the noise – including mine – re: AG Jeff. All is well. No worries.
    And yes, AG Jeff has a handle on the Muh Russia nonsense. Stay tuned…

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  24. NJF says:

    Laura Ingram surprising me in her opening statement.

    Thought she would go full Colture.

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  25. Walt says:

    Sundance
    could this be a way the DOJ and FBI helped Obama win an election?? Note Chummy FBI relationship with non other than Mueller.

    https://www.newsmax.com/Headline/petraeus-affair-fbi-investigation/2012/11/11/id/463697/

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  26. Gosh this is too funny!

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  27. Summer says:

    Well…

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  28. Summer says:

    Did you read the article?

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  29. duchess01 says:

    News | The White House – 01/09/2018

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/news/

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  30. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • SCOTUS will have to take care of DACA.
      Another activist Judge; just like POTUS’ travel ban.

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    • MAGADJT says:

      is this real? I haven’t seen it anywhere else, and something tells me it would be pretty big news given today’s meeting.

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    • AmericaFirst says:

      This is Bizarro World:

      US District Judge William Alsup did, however, order the Trump administration to process renewal applications.
      How the heck can he ORDER the Administration to do something based on a completely contrived class in an illegal EO?

      “Nothing in this order prohibits the agency from proceeding to remove any individual, including any DACA enrollee, who it determines poses a risk to national security or public safety, or otherwise deserves, in its judgment, to be removed,” US District Judge William Alsup’s ruling read.”

      “Otherwise deserves … to be removed” would and should by law include unlawful entry to the country. BY DEFINITION.

      The judge ruled that the plaintiffs “have shown a likelihood of success on their claim that the rescission was arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, or not otherwise in accordance with law.”

      “Specifically, plaintiffs are likely to succeed on their claims that: (1) the agency’s decision to rescind DACA was based on a flawed legal premise; and (2) government counsel’s supposed ‘litigation risk’ rationale is a post hoc rationalization and would be, in any event, arbitrary and capricious.”

      So, what we have here is an unlawful order that a lawful President whose job is to enforce the laws of the country cannot do so, even when based on an unqualifiedly unlawful EO issued by an even more unqualified and illegal Usurper. Up is down. Good is evil. Illegal is legal. The rescission was not in accordance with the law but this decision was? No, I think there is a political agenda in San Francisco that is making a mockery of the law.

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    • rf121 says:

      Need to start impeaching judges for incompetence or sedition. Either or, just to get there attention or this will go one forever.

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  31. Nchadwick says:

    Do NOT feed or be annoyed by the trolls…..

    Just watched Jason Goodman interview Clivan and Ryan Bundy — and blown away by their faithful and calmness after JUST going through what they have… both in possession and shared throughout this 30 min interview their pocket constitution…Insightful and a testimony to knowing your rights and the exploitation of the law/government on due process not only of them but their testimony of what they experienced through others in the prison system….

    So glad that I chose to watch this and educated myself on constitutional rights that I had not thought of ….

    Also another video EVERYONE should watch — it has literally saved my butt before and implemented years ago — share w/ everyone I personally know – and made my 4 daughters and friends sit down and watch — and had conversations/role played scenarios — so that when they are in a situation (which they eventually will) — educate your children and friends –
    NEVER under any circumstance speak to the police —

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