July 8th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #535

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971 Responses to July 8th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #535

  1. Dora says:

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  2. Robert Smith says:

    Here’s a Bloomberg article that says that Democrats have placed themselves in a difficult position in fighting Trump’s impending Supreme Court nominee.


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  3. MfM says:

    Anyone else notice the still photos of Trump arriving at Joint Base Andrews tonight? He was met by Col. Rebecca Sonkiss and her WIFE Kathy Helms.

    Pence swore in an openly gay man as ambassador to Germany and didn’t shuffle it off to someone else.

    Never see those items mentioned in the press.

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  4. WeThePeople2016 says:

    “An Absolute Bombshell”: Brexit Ministers Davis, Baker & Braverman Quit In Blow To Theresa May


    Liked by 3 people

    • phoenixRising says:

      PM May should resign…
      A little ol’ fashioned karma comin’ down…

      after all, Ms May was part of the conspiracy to remove a sitting president.
      I hope POTUS has an opportunity to tell her to her face what a (fill in the blank) she is.


    • dallasdan says:

      May and her cabinet are determined to ignore the will of the people regarding Brexit. I question the wisdom of these men walking away from the fight, thereby lessening her opposition “within the walls.”

      We’ll soon see the degree to which Parliament represents the people. I hope the MPs become a howling mob that drowns-out her globalist rhetoric and rejects the totally unacceptable “soft-Brexit” proposal.

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  5. lizzieintexas says:

    My local LEO’s

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  6. snarkybeach says:

    Steve Hilton is still on a tear about our Wilburine… yet another piece about what Ross owns and how it’s a conflict…


    • Clara says:

      Steve Hilton is just another elitist snob in sheepskin’s clothing. He’s just trying to manipulate his audience by pretending to be for the little guy.

      Liked by 7 people

    • piper567 says:

      gotta pick on the Wilburine.
      He is always correct, has complete mastery over his subject, is highly articulate, he’s well mannered, plus, he dresses nicely and probably smells good.
      You know, all those things the thugs aren’t.
      Plus, he is single handedly engineering the fall of the wto wet-dream of dominance over all of us peons, with full co-operation and leading by the Arch Nemesis, Donald J. Trump.
      poor babies.

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  7. Katherine McCoun says:

    If you have a few, or many :-), dollars to spare please consider supporting Billy Spivey for Rep of district 92 in TN. He is a MAGA candidate running against the Nashville Swamp – Corker, Haslam, etc. & against Sen Tillis’ brother, Rick Tillis who is the incumbent. Mr. Spively held the seat for 2 terms and did not seek reelection in ’16 which opened up the way for Tillis to run and win. However, due to many issues and events, Mr. Spivey is hot on the trail to regain the seat and provide conservative leadership here in TN! The polls are looking very encouraging because of major blunders on Tillis’ part during his 1st term and because Mr. Spivey has already held the office and is well known and well thought of in this district.

    Here is the address (no way to give online so mail is the only way):
    Billy Spivey for TN
    LEWISBURG TN, 37091

    With the donations he is doing usual campaign things. We are hoping for about $5+K to finish up the primary. My husband and I are donating time but just don’t have $5K to give to finish up the goals of mailers, etc., for the rest of the campaign.

    Tillis, with his swamp voting record and connections in DC, has been able to raise big $ from many PACs, almost all outside of the district.

    I have much greater detail so you can decide if this is a candidate worth your donations on the Open Thread as I purposely posted there first so I could just do a link on this post. I wanted to post details so that I wasn’t just asking people to donate without knowing the candidate.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Thank you all for listening on this! Local races can really matter! Like I said, small or large donations all add up and are helpful and appreciated!!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • piper567 says:

      Katherine, thanks so much for your vetting of this man.
      So helpful for those of us who can give.


      • Katherine McCoun says:

        Thank you for being willing to help in local races! Really appreciate it!

        We have met his family (daughters, mother in law, mother, father) and are also relying on many of the people who personally know him in this small town. Mr. Spivey is open and honest about imperfections in his life (divorce about which there was much convoluted small town gossip) and talks about some of it on his campaign web site in Forged by Fire section.

        Many locals were at the meetings in which Mr. Tillis made and broke promises, with the Gas Tax being the one on which I focused and the campaign is focused. I am encouraged that others who have known each man longer than I and have been in the local district politics much longer than I are standing for Mr. Spivey.

        Again, a big thank you to those who are reading and any who are able to donate to help our state race!


  8. nimrodman says:

    McConnell accosted again by angry Dems:

    ‘We know where you live’: Angry protesters confront Mitch McConnell outside restaurant weeks after he and his wife were met by crowd furious over Trump immigration policies

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was confronted by a group of protesters in his home state of Kentucky who told him that they ‘know where he lives.’

    The powerful Republican senator was having lunch in Louisville with a state legislator on Saturday when a group of activists approached him and shouted ‘Abolish ICE.’

    Footage of the encounter was obtained by the Courier Journal.

    ‘Where are the children?’ Where are the babies, Mitch?’ a protester yells toward the Senate Majority Leader.


  9. Robert Smith says:


    Muslim terrorists kill more than 200 Christians in Nigeria. The last thing Africa needs is for Nigeria to go down flaming.



    • nimrodman says:

      This guy’s got a solution for the aridity and hardscrabble life that leads to these conflicts, and for the “global warming” aspect that’s touted as a cause.

      They’ve already got cattle. His answer is MORE cattle, which replenish the soil and allows healthy grasslands. The healthy soil also sequesters carbon dioxide and retains moisture that’ll help with the microclimate in those areas, potentially tipping the balance from inhospitable to liveable.

      He’s got several case examples toward the end, one with a flock of something like 15,000 sheep.

      I posted this a couple nights ago on the open thread.

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  10. budmc says:

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  11. ivehadit says:

    The question for tomorrow is this: Are Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Donnelly, and the other red state dems willing to lose in November to vote against the SC pick tomorrow night?

    That is what the dems are asking of them. The dem base could care less about these people losing. They should really switch over now to the Trump Party. 🙂
    We shall see.


    • Sharon says:

      Like Trump said at the Fargo Rally Heidi might vote for the Supreme Court justice to make herself look good for the upcoming election but then keeps voting for the dems after! Votes only for republicans when her vote isn’t needed to make herself look good but when we need her she votes for the demonrats ! She is playing dirty already against Kevin Cramer lying like the demoncrats always do!

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      • dallasdan says:

        Politicians are largely scoundrels fixated on furthering their self-interests. For this reason, the aforementioned, embattled, senators may be forced to vote for the nominee of face defeat since the vote is so closely proximate to the election. Timing may be our biggest ally.


  12. Sauce says:

    Imperator Rex’s take on how Team Trump is preparing the normies for what is coming : major Swamp Draining. Many look at the kabuki theater but……


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  13. sunnydaze says:

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s reply to Ill. Gov. re. the shutdown of a Chicago highway yesterday by Dem “Protestors”.

    He’s pretty clear here that he supports shutting down highways:


  14. G. Combs says:

    nimrodman says @ July 8, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    “….This guy’s got a solution for the aridity and hardscrabble life that leads to these conflicts [cattle]….”

    The solution was KNOWN in the 1970s and tried out in an arid part of India.

    SEE: Leucaena leucocephala collection of links

    It is a long article. This is the very condensed version:
    “….They had “before” and “after” pictures of the same location with The Good Doctor seated in the same place. Just “night and day”.

    The Doctor started with the goats. Pen the goats….

    Goat Poo is collected and, instead of burning it, fermented in an anaerobic digester (made of local materials – bricks in a hole in the ground, IIRC) and the resultant methane gas piped to the huts to a “stove”….

    the “sludge” from the fermenter is GREAT fertilizer. It gets spread on a garden area. Any excess gets spread on the “field”…

    Now, in that open desert area, a special tree was planted. Leucaena leucocephala. A “bean tree” from Mexico.

    This plant, Leucaena, is rather “special” in several ways. First off, it grows incredibly fast. Second, is <b.a nitrogen fixer. Third, it’s from a warm place where it can grow in areas with a lot of water, or not all that much. Finally, the pods and leaves are (marginally) edible. There is a toxic amino acid in the seeds that can cause “issues” for some animals. In Mexico, very young pods and shoots are cooked (which breaks down some of the toxins) and eaten.</b. More importantly, as long as you give them time to have their gut flora adapt (i.e. don’t just swap feed suddenly… goats can eat the leaves.

    Oh, and they “coppice” well. That means if you chop of the main trunk, it resprouts many more trunks from that stump. Nice “poles”….

    Now we just “tie it together”….

    As the tree fixes nitrogen, soil improves. More grasses can grow under the trees. As the “fermented poo” makes for a great garden, and the goats are getting ever more ‘bean tree leaves’ and grasses, the village develops a surplus of vegetables, meat, and milk. As the women are no longer hunting for fuel, they turn these materials into more salable products. Cheeses, soaps, and fresh produce. Even jerky and fresh meat. A cycle of prosperity where before had been only desperation….

    But it’s not done yet…

    The canopy of the ‘bean tree’ shades the ground. Rains that fall do not evaporate. They act as a wind break. The soils do not blow away. The roots hold hillsides in place. Erosion is halted. Now the rains don’t run off, they soak in. Evapotranspiration from the trees leads to even more rains (water cycling). The “desert” turns first to “savanna” and eventually to “tropical forest” or “agroforest”.

    At that point, the cycle is complete. A desert eroding to barren rocky dry wasteland reverts to lush forest and grasslands. Poverty becomes prosperity. It really can be that simple….”

    😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞
    The problem is NOT finding a solution it is getting it implemented.
    😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞 😞

    Got to 25 minutes on this video and view 3 to 5 minutes and see where the problem COMES FROM’ THIS is one reason why you can not solve it. https://www.politicalislam.com/why-we-are-afraid-a-1400-year-secret/

    Also these videos give the OTHER reason…

    imbeded video: https://www.politicalislam.com/bill-warner-islam-and-inbreeding/

    Rubin vs Stefan Molyneux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0KKc6GbeNo

    And verification study (12 min): h t t ps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Cyu9SD8Lk

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    • G. Combs says:


      In good rainfall areas you figure 500#/ ac or about 10 goats per acre. In Texas it is Sq miles per cow. In NY we figured 5 ac would support one cow (Think hay for winter) so that was a minimum for a ‘farm’


  15. G. Combs says:

    Donald says@ July 8, 2018 at 11:39 am on the Devin Nunes thread yesterday.

    “A thought for everyone to ponder: Donald Trump has never–to my knowledge–invoked in public the name of Carter Page or George Papadopoulos! He has freely and publicly blasted all the other players in this fiasco, but not them. You have to let this sink in for a second!
    The only explicable reason is that he knows they were both FBI informants, and does not want to divulge this information publicly YET!….”

    More bits and pieces.

    Carter Page at least has all the ear marks of a long time CIA ‘asset’ That is why he was SO upset about being outed by the media as the FBI informant ‘Male-1’

    —- Oh and the Russians LOVE to use US journalists as assets BTW which may explain WHY Page was outed. Now Russia has reasons to exclude him from visiting or restrict him. “A 1941 internal KGB summary report broke down the occupations of Americans working for the spy agency in the prior decade. Twenty-two were journalists, a profession only out numbered by engineers (forty-nine) and dwarfing economists (four) and professors (eight).” pg 145 — Spies The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America, Haynes, Klehr, and Alexander Vassiliev.

    Manic Emissary says @ July 3, 2018 at 11:12 am
    “With respect: Brian Ross is Reporter #1 within the indictment (Ali Watkins #2) and Ross was terminated for his work/leaks on the Carter Page material (for which Wolfe is being indicted) NOT the later Flynn debacle. Yes they were both terrible, but Page’s identity was classified at TS level. Disclosing his credentials is FAR more serious, which is why you also see FBI employing a full operation including SIGNT and HUMINT to contain spillage from Wolfe.
    SEE HERE: https://twitter.com/Messer_America/status/1006610465873543168 —–

    Back to Carter Page as a spy.
    From Politico
    “[…] Podobnyy was employed by Russia’s foreign intelligence service, the SVR. Putin was the former head of the SVR’s domestic counterpart, the FSB. Podobnyy’s mission was to recruit Americans and to collect economic intelligence. One of his SVR colleagues was Igor Sporyshev, who was working covertly as a “trade representative.” Neither man was aware that the FBI had a bug inside their SVR office…..

    Sporyshev’s biggest headache was finding Americans willing to become intelligence sources for Russia….

    The Russian spies, however, had one promising lead. This was a guy—an energy consultant based in New York City. Unlike the women, he was eager to help. And, it appeared, keen to make money in Moscow. There was a drawback: The source—whom the FBI called “Male-1”—was something of a dimwit. [A good cover if you want to spy]

    PODOBNYY: [Male-1] wrote that he is sorry, he went to Moscow and forgot to check his inbox, but he wants to meet when he gets back. I think he is an idiot and forgot who I am. Plus he writes to me in Russian [to] practise the language. He flies to Moscow more often than I do. He got hooked on [the Russian state energy company] Gazprom, thinking that if they have a project, he could rise up. Maybe he can. I don’t know, but it’s obvious he wants to earn loads of money.[Another bit of bait for the Russians]…..

    …..When he[Carter Page] is nervous, he grins. One person who met him around this period described the encounter as “excruciating.” Page was “awkward” and “uncomfortable” and “broke into a sweat.”

    Page’s résumé was curious, too. He spent five years in the navy and served as a Marine intelligence officer in the western Sahara. During his navy days, he spent lavishly and drove a black Mercedes, according to a friend from his academy class, Richard Guerin.

    He was smart enough to get academic qualifications: fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, master’s from Georgetown University, a degree from New York University’s business school. And a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London….

    Page responded by angrily accusing his examiners of “anti-Russian bias”.

    Page’s apparent Russian sympathies were evident from much earlier. In 1998 Page spent three months working for the Eurasia Group, a strategy consulting firm. Its founder, Ian Bremmer, later described Page as his “most wackadoodle alumnus.” Page’s vehemently pro-Kremlin views meant that “he wasn’t a good fit,” Bremmer said….”

    This is the guy who helped plant a notebook with a bug on a Russian he hoped to do business with???


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