May 23rd – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #489

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1,294 Responses to May 23rd – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #489

  1. getfitnow says:

    FTA – “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”—Alexander the Great Some men walk into a room and the room just belongs to them. The head guy in the room. The man in charge. It doesn’t matter if it’s a room of five or a room of 500, everyone looks. It’s not a height thing. It’s not a wealth thing. It’s not about brains or brawn or what kind of car he drives. It is simply a matter of having “it,” and “it” is a quality that few men possess. Luckily for America, Trump has this in spades.

    Part of the journalistic angst that Trump is that guy comes from the fact their savior, Barack Obama, just could never be. There are two big reasons Obama’s foreign policy had all the staying power of raw shrimp in a hot car. His natural inclination to agree with foreign dictators that America is an evil place in need of “fundamental change,” as he put it, hurt him when dealing with them.

    But what hurt him the most was his rank amateur status at anything involving the real world. He never stood in a room of powerful men used to getting what they want and trying to assert their dominance. He moved seamlessly through a world of academia, liberal activism, then politics. It’s not even reasonable to expect a man to stroll off the cushy world of liberal academia into a room of wolves and expect him to perform. He got eaten alive.

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/23/foreign-policy-donald-trump-powerful-man-barack-obama-never/

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    • phoenixRising says:

      Zero never worked a day in his life…
      Most powerful men actually work… every day… even when they golf.

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      • Tegan says:

        Whenever Obama had a meeting it was either in a location he could play golf ((especially in winter) or where he could also do a fund-raiser (but we tax payers payers would pay for the trip)

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        • Obama took 3 week vacations at least 4x / year … because being Pres is stressful. Uh huh. Pres Trump has yet to take anything that even slightly resembles 1 week off. I’m reminded of the adage that it’s not work if you love what you’re doing. Pres Trump does this for us because he made a promise to us. He keeps his promises.

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      • nor'easter says:

        November 9, 2016-January 20, 2017, Obama WORKED HIS ASS OFF to destroy this country and to put up road blocks to hinder or block Pres. Trump’s agenda, while trying to delegitimize his presidency and undermine him every step of the way, right up until the present.
        I bet he cheats at golf, too.

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    • Minnie says:

      Appreciate your post ⭐️

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    • Publius2017 says:

      100% on President Trump…his presence demands respect…Obama is a Globalist and his ideas all involved American payments and reparations…we were always at fault in every deal…

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  2. Pam says:

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  4. theresanne says:

    Hahahaha…. Hannity just referred to “Comer and Clappy”
    Please, someone make a MEME fast!

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  5. jeans2nd says:

    “The Justice Department today announced an effort to disrupt a global botnet of hundreds of thousands of infected home and office (SOHO) routers and other networked devices under the control of a group of actors known as the “Sofacy Group” (also known as —>>>“apt28,” “sandworm,” “x-agent,” “pawn storm,” —>>>“fancy bear” and “sednit”). The group, which has been operating since at least in or about 2007, targets government, military, security organizations, and other targets of perceived intelligence value.”
    https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-actions-disrupt-advanced-persistent-threat-28-botnet-infected

    Wait wait wait…WAT???

    Now they are telling us APT 28 aka Fancy Bear is a botnet????
    But Crowdstrike told us it was Russia Russia Russia.

    Ya, we all knew the truth.
    It is nice, though, to see the truth admitted. Finally.
    Woot woot!

    Cisco router disinfect info here – https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/05/VPNFilter.html

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    • lastinillinois says:

      What in the hell is a “global botnet” ?

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      • jeans2nd says:

        From the DOJ link –
        ” …SOHO (small office home office) routers and network-access storage (NAS) devices, which are hardware devices made up of several hard drives used to store data in a single location that can be accessed by multiple users. The VPNFilter botnet uses several stages of malware.”

        Iow, a string of malware-infected computers. Unknown to the users, their puter is infected with a malware that searches out data from other puters, with the data stored at one location that controls the malware-infected puters. Irl people can then access the data, to sell or whatever.

        The location of the data storage and the irl people controlling the data are not in the same location. DOJ seizes the domain, redirects to a DOJ puter, and catches the bad guys accessing the stolen data.

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  6. phoenixRising says:

    Flynn Jr sure tweets a lot about the future. You think he and his Dad talk frequently? You know, his Dad, the one who knows where the bodies are buried…

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    • lastinillinois says:

      I can NOT wait until Gen Flynn is back in play.

      THAT is when the commies go down hard.
      Until then everything is just table setting.

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  7. fleporeblog says:

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  8. phoenixRising says:

    Jack has a thread… click on tweet

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  9. Pam says:

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  12. Sandra-VA says:

    ooops! What did VP Pence say?

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  13. andyocoregon says:

    “In a news conference Wednesday evening, new Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized for the behavior of his officers.”

    Yeah, sure, “Chief Alfonso Morales”. You minorities have to stick together, huh? Especially when a highly regaled “NBA Star” is tasered.

    This really made me angry when I saw it on the news tonight. This jerk parked across two handicapped spaces then came out of the store with an attitude and wouldn’t take his hands out of his pockets, putting the officers on full alert. He proceeded to resist arrest and got tasered. Big deal. IMO, it was all his fault. And now the officers are disciplined and the police chief apologizes to the jerk. And, yes, the jerk said he intends to sue for “civil rights violations”.

    https://www.10news.com/news/national/police-apologize-release-video-of-nba-s-sterling-brown-s-january-arrest

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  14. phoenixRising says:

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      I have lost sympathy for James. He must have thought he was still at school or something…

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      • paulraven1 says:

        I don’t follow.

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        • Sandra-VA says:

          He wrote a paper, uninvited, about women at Google… as if he was writing a paper in college. Sent it to his boss and coworkers. Then wonders why he lost his job. He just got there!

          Seeing his interviews of late, since he got an attorney, he is no longer a sympathetic character. He thought he knew better than his employers. He thought wrong.

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          • Sandra-VA says:

            Oh, and just to add… I was in the tech sector for many years. When I started, there were very few women in the field.

            Also, he was completely wrong in his assertions.

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            • Perot Conservative says:

              American companies rigging the game against all Americans with H1B visas, defacto age discrimination.

              I haven’t seen PDT get to this one yet.

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          • Deb says:

            It was a memo, and Google encouraged its employees to share their thoughts and opinions as memos. Until Damore’s memo offended just about everyone.

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  15. phoenixRising says:

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    • lastinillinois says:

      Hahaha

      He’s buying time trying to figure out 2 things:

      1) how to save his own hyde
      2) how did he let those 3rd rate liberty/Constitution hating commies talk him into involving himself in this kindergarten-level attempt at a coup – and is there still time to flip on the lying commie bastids

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  16. Pam says:

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  18. Watcher says:

    These zero scandals were doing this the same time the promise school program was being pushed.
    http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/23/arne-duncan-rahm-emanuel-newtown/

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  19. phoenixRising says:

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  21. Pam says:

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  23. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • lastinillinois says:

      Color me NOT worried

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Iran and Pakistan are Shia Muslim States. About 2% of the Chinese Population is considered Sunni Muslim.

      Yet, only Pakistan is susceptible to the Chinese business model but Iran offers an outlet for NORINCO’s cheap Russian equipment knock off’s with production data packages, plus the shared goal of mucking with the USA.

      Iran is also a challenge because they have a growing young population, that is pretty well educated and under employed. Plus, the body bags are piling up again that caused major problems with recruiting and government support during the Iran-Iraq war. Also, the young folks in Iran, unlike many of the young folks here in the US, are starting to ask one question, “why” and Mullahs are not answering with anything but the lash.

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  24. thedoc00 says:

    Would it not be interesting, if and when the IG report(s) start hitting day light, one of the findings is the Rosenstein acted inappropriately and in violation of policy and procedures (NOT LAW) in the establishment of SC Mueller’s efforts and the IG recommends Rosenstein remedy the situation by ending the SC’s effort as well as recusing himself due to conflicts of interest as well as for mishandling the SC effort. Mueller is and staff are dismissed with NO report required and all evidence surrendered for ALL cases for review by DoJ’s to decide disposition of each case as well as to prepare data for release to the public.

    The president is kept completely out of the process and Rosenstein is not “fired”. Two Obama appointees (since many like to keep score on such facts) end the SC and new election investigation lead steps up to the plate (not Huber as he is chest deep in IG efforts).

    Sessions remains recused but per the IG’s recommendation but takes a stronger monitoring role over the effort, again per IG recommendation.

    Huber continues marching forward arm in arm with IG on current path.

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  27. Robert Smith says:

    A judge ruled that Trump can’t ban people from Twitter?

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  28. sunnydaze says:

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  29. Harry Lime says:

    New PrayingMedic video…Q responds to a question from an old Sundance article that was posted by one of the Anons regarding why Nellie Ohr applied for a HAM Radio license…

    PrayingMedic reads here (no surprise) and will be covering some Sundance articles in future PrayingMedic videos…looking forward to those…

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    • Dixie says:

      Obviously, Praying Medic has been reading not only Sundance, but the comments as well, and has seen the contention amongst the comments regarding Q. Regardless of one’s stance on Q, Unity not Division is the message. We’re all in this together and I hope and pray DJT and ALL of us prevail.

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  31. Stormyeyes says:

    Donald Trump has read a lot of books on China: ‘I understand the Chinese mind’

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/05/donald-trump-i-understand-the-chinese-mind.html

    Asked to name any of his favorite tomes on China, Trump reportedly listed the following 20 books right off the top of his head.
    1. “The Party” by Richard McGregor
    2. “On China” by Henry Kissinger
    3. “Mao: The Untold Story” by Jung Chang
    4. “Tide Players” by Jianying Zha
    5. “One Billion Customers” by James McGregor
    6. “The Coming China Wars” by Peter W. Navarro
    7. “The Beijing Consensus” by Stefan Halper
    8. “China CEO” by Juan Antonio Fernandez and Laurie Underwood
    9. “Poorly Made in China” by Paul Midler
    10. “CHINA: Portrait of a People” by Tom Carter
    11. “The Man Who Loved China” by Simon Winchester
    12. “China Shakes the World” by James Kynge
    13. “Mr. China” by Tim Clissold
    14. “Country Driving” by Peter Hessler
    15. “The Dragon’s Gift” by Deborah Brautigam
    16. “Factory Girls” by Leslie T. Chang
    17. “The Heavenly Man” by Brother Yun
    18. “1421” by Gavin Menzies
    19. “Seven Years in Tibet” by Heinrich Harrer
    20. “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” by Amy Chua

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