August 20th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #578

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  1. citizen817 says:

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    • suejeanne1 says:

      when is Uranium One going to be investigated?
      how many people involved in the Uranium One deal still have their security clearances?

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      • Sue jeanne
        I have contended all along uranium 1 was some type was some type of IC CIA quid pro quo with Russia .Eho knows what we received in return.
        It will never be investigated .
        Hillary being Hillary just cashed in on what she knew was a sure thing.

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        • millwright says:

          Folllow the money ! Follow the money ! Its not how large the CIA’s authorized budget is; its how much does their spending exceed it and where is that money coming from ? Remember the tale of the Glomar Explorer ?

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        • cozette says:

          Why are opiners who “appear” to care about U1 unwilling to research (Duck Duck Go) to find out whats going on? The FACT is that long ago AG Sessions created a prosecutorial team to tackle the U1 scandal. Victoria Tensing, diGenovas wife and the attorney representing the U1 whistleblower has said time and again that her client is working with this Sessions appointed task force.

          We are at war. Morale matters when fighting a war. Morale can make the difference between defeat and victory. My question is why are some people stating as FACT things that are so untrue and which sow seeds of doubt and despair? Loose lips sink ships was very true in WW11. Today loose lips can sink the “ship” of hope and optimism we need to win this war against the Prince of Lies and his minions. Please consider the impact of your words and research to ensure you are sharing TRUTH rather than disinfo.

          Our lives and the fate of our nation depends on winning this war. Which role are you playing? Discourager or encourager? Disinfo peddler or truth teller? The choice is yours. You are responsible for that choice. My hope is that we uplift each other so that with God’s grace we MAGA.

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      • CLRoemke says:

        Recall Mr Mueller personally delivered uranium samples to Russia. What the heck is up with that? Is that part of the deal with big payday for the Clinton Foundation?
        Too clever by half.

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        • Bogeyfree says:

          Until Trump really starts to tweet about U1 and publicly encourages a much deeper investigation on just who benefited from the money, nothing will happen.

          My guess is a chunk of that Uranium is now in Iran so in essence we gave them billions to build nuclear capable missiles along with the path to the Uranium to sit on top of these missles.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      After reading below I want to express my gratitude for these bright and early comment/retweets reminding me who our President is after at present and what nefarious deeds and/or intentions he is exposing. Gives a good start to reading comments. I go to his Twitter site during the day, too, but this wake-up experience (good like coffee) is a great start to the day. Citizen 817, thank you.

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  2. citizen817 says:

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  4. Harry Lime says:

    Just a friendly reminder that Netflix sucks.

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  5. citizen817 says:

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  6. Reloader says:

    So is citizen817 one of the owners of this site? Or just a super Wannabe?
    Wow, it is just SO IMPRESSIVE that this user always has the first posts. Almost like Junior High School.

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  7. citizen817 says:

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  9. citizen817 says:

    Serial liar speaks:

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  10. agentcommonsense says:

    I have a question to anyone who wants to give an opinion.. I am getting so frustrated with this SC Rosenstein Sessions
    Question.. Is Jeff Sessions really going to turn out to be shameful coward who is protecting all of the bad players who want to destroy America ?
    Are we sure that Sundance’s original playbook is not plausible with new information being revealed ? Because that is the one I thought made the most sense and really I just don’t want to think Jeff is not on our Presidents side…

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    • Amy2 says:

      Careful what you ask for!
      Here’s what you’ll get:
      1. Sessions is a part of the swamp and should be fired.
      2. Sessions is a black hat
      3. Sessions is a black hat pretending to be a white hat.
      4. Sessions is a white hat.
      5. Sessions is a white hat pretending to be a black hat.
      6. Sessions is working behind the scenes.
      7. Sessions is in over his head.
      8. Sessions appointed Huber and indictments are on the way.
      Hopefully Rumpole is getting a good night’s sleep and toally misses your post! JK
      Personally, I think Sessions is a good guy and is totally focused on the border. I don’t think he is a multi-tasker, but I’m hoping to be wrong. If anyone should be fired, it’s Rosensteing. Too many fingerprints. When the smoke clears, Sessions can resign with dignity and our thanks for his work on the border, human trafficking and hopefully indictments.

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      • rumpole2 says:

        Fraid not.

        But note I did scroll past…. it was you who was sucked in 🙂

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        • 🍺Gunny66 says:

          Had enough of him ……Sessions is now………”Irrelevant”…

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          • Blade says:

            Had enough of him ……Sessions is now………”Irrelevant”…

            If a person’s world revolves around the Russia Hoax then Sessions certainly is irrelevant as he is recused from issues that touch the 2016 campaigns for President. But curiously doesn’t stop him being dragged into every discussion.

            As he was a member of that campaign and targeted by the coup to usurp it, as well as an appointee of the man at the head of the campaign ticket who he campaigned for, he was never going to be involved in investigating or prosecuting it, well not unless you desired an Attorney General more corrupt than Reno and Holder. Everyone seems to forget that Janet Reno recused herself from Whitewater and Vince Foster ( appointing Fiske as DoJ special counsel ) despite the fact that she had no connection at all to Slick Willie ( she was an outsider, not a Clintonista ) except that she was appointed by him. So she had LESS conflicts and still recused.

            And don’t forget the rest of the story, it is very informative.to what would have happened had Sessions not recused … Fiske exoneration did not meet the standards of the Republicans so they yelled and a 3-judge panel ( using the now expired Independent Prosecutor statute ) appointed Ken Starr to continue on. Then later Reno also punted on the Monica Lewinsky stuff and added that to Ken Starr. Schumer was already making his Watergate 2.0 play before Sessions recused …

            Schumer February 27, 2017 :: “Those prosecutors should not be reporting to the first senator who endorsed Donald Trump’s campaign, who served on the same campaign committee as Michael Flynn, and who nominated Donald Trump at the Republican convention,” Democratic majority leader Chuck Schumer said at a press conference last week. “The Justice Department’s own guidelines demand that Attorney General Sessions remove himself from this matter immediately.”

            …this was the big play short-circuited by Sessions recusal. The (D)ummies and the Enemedia would accuse Trump and Sessions 24/7/365 of coverup and obstruction until they either relented or the Congress passes a new Independent Prosecutor statute and then dares the President to veto it. Rinse repeat, the scandal magnifies and Trump becomes Nixon. Why do you think they dragged out Bernstein on CNN. Like it or not the leftist enemy *cannot* by design question Mueller, like the Republicans did to Robert Fiske.

            What is and always has been Irrelevant is the Russia hoax … because … wait for it … it is a hoax. Trump is innocent, the (D)ummies are guilty. It cannot touch Trump after the recusal since the path to obstruction and coverup between Sessions and Trump was disconnected. The only way Trump gets bitten by that snake is if he does something post-recusal we don’t know about and that would be stupid, and he is not stupid. Yep, some bit players with shady past troubles will be exposed and temporarily inconvenienced but they are big boys, they’ll survive. What won’t survive are the coup plotters who forged ahead with abandon to help Mueller and thereby identifying themselves for Trump and everyone else to see.

            The Russia Hoax is a laser pointer dot and the handwringers are acting like cats. It’s astonishing.

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        • Amy2 says:

          No, I felt compassion for a sincere question!

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      • Summed up well! He is also busy chasing fentany! Some claim he is weak. Some feel he’s hiding , sleeping or whatever!

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      • cozette says:

        Facts tell us AG Sessions is a law and order guy. He was known as the Silent Executioner when he was Alabanas AG and endured death threats to dismantle the Swamp. Peter Schweitzer, author of Clinton Cash, says Sessions was the ONLY one in Congress (2011) not tainted by corruption. He was barely confirmed by the Swamp Senate despite being a colleague. This is unheard of.

        He has opened criminal investigations into U1, the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton email scandal and Hezbollahs infiltration/Project Cassandra. He secretly appointed an outside of DC prosecutor LAST YEAR, to go after the DC Swamp. According to diGenova hes doing just that including looking at the Obama WH. Huber is vastly more powerful than a SC btw and reports directly to Sessions, bypassing Rosenstein. Sessions also created a joint task force with ODNI to criminally prosecute leakers.

        The DOJ and FBI upper management have been gutted via “resignations” and firings. Currently there are more than 45,000 sealed indictments since Huber was appointed (I am NOT saying he is responsible for all of them). Indictments are being issued at the rate of 5,000 per month. Normally 1,000 are issued in a year. To suggest that AG Sessions is turning a blind eye to corruption requires you to ignore the FACTS about his life and the FACTS about what is being done.

        He will NOT tell us anything further about targets or indictments until his prosecutors have caught everyone and are ready for arrests and trial. BTW the public needs to be prepared for that first, the media weakened, the violence supporting networks interdicted, ethical judges installed, military tribunals readied and special prisons (Gitmo) created/expanded before arrests are made. Considering that AG Sessions has became head of an utterly corrupt system less than 2 years ago and he’s also been fighting to defend us from foreign invaders including MS13 and our children from pedophiles I am astounded by his progress.

        Those who respond to these FACTS with “but muh Trumps tweets” ignore the FACT that we are at war and that EVERY war has been won using deception. Trumps book is Art of War, the guide to winning using disinfo. The Left refuses to read Trumps books and consequently dont understand what hes up to. The same can be said for some of his supporters.

        Bottom line, Im sick of the ad hominems and emotional venting that undermines morale rather than reasoned speculation. Imho its antithetical to this being The Refuge. I hope people will now agree to disagree and turn their attention to giving President Trump the #RedWave he needs on November 6th. United we stand. Divided we fall. Morale matters. God bless us all.

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        • Rudy says:

          Very nice. May I also add:
          1) I find it doubtful DJT would make such an egregious error in personnel as appointing Sessions if he were anything but the very best choice for what was ahead. And…
          2) It’s even more doubtful to me that he would have kept Sessions on for two years plus if there were a grain of accuracy to any of the ‘ad hominems and emotional venting’ that’s been going on.

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          • goddessoftheclassroom (@goddesofthecl1) says:

            WHAT IF…(and this idea just popped into my little pea brain). President Trump was told the Senate would not confirm another AG in order to give the appearance of a reason for President Trump’s not firing AG Sessions??? If he hadn’t been told that, everyone would wonder why AG Sessions hadn’t been fired.

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            • Robert Smith says:

              Mitch has his paymaster also. If he can not deliver as he has in the past because of MAGA, he still has to give the appearance of doing the best he can. The turtle has been pumping the Courts with fresh oxygen while holding back on lower level appointments elsewhere. We know DC loves kabuki so…

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          • Robert Smith says:

            Even if Trump appointed or promoted Swampers I am sure it is as long as they play it straight. Remember Sally Yates? Poof! Who?

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        • Dutchman says:

          Seen it in several posts tonite, not sure of its provenance (origin) but I’m liking ” Morale matters”, makes a great reflection off of “media matters”, which ironically, as a result of mm, has made media irrelevent.
          So “Media matters? No, it doesn’t. Both Morals and Morale matter.
          Yeah wish we could add to content, like it says in the guidelines, rather than arguing the same stake argument. Agree to disagree, and move on.
          So much to be excited about, every day.

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          • A2 says:

            Interesting in light of this report:
            “Winning’s not only defeating the enemy,”
            Army vice chief: Strong ethical foundation could boost retention
            Changing the ethics of the nation’s largest military branch starts at its core, with Soldiers, said the Army’s vice chief of staff during the annual International Society for Military Ethics Symposium.

            https://go.usa.gov/xU7Vu

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        • be says:

          ok … however Sessions can/may fire Rosenstein whose black hat is 10 feet tall.
          I do not trust Sessions the fact he immediately recused from the most important investigation.. The honorable thing to do is thank you Mr President I have to pass please get someone that can be fully involved.

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          • Blade says:

            I do not trust Sessions the fact he immediately recused from the most important investigation.. The honorable thing to do is thank you Mr President I have to pass please get someone that can be fully involved.

            Read my post above. If you’re still stuck way back at “recusal” after learning all you have learned since then when we knew nothing, well I’m sorry, but you will never understand anything.

            ok … however Sessions can/may fire Rosenstein whose black hat is 10 feet tall.

            Is this true? Please cite the proof for me as I have not been able to locate it. Rosenstein as DAG is higher on the totem pole than Comey as FBI Director, and Trump had to fire Comey as we all know. They are both political appointees, both require Senate confirmation, and both report to the President. DAG is not on the AG staff, it is a separate office created by Congress and regulated by statute with very little overlapping job description. So where did you find that information?

            You might be right, but I doubt it. I *believe* the President hires/fires DAG from what little I have seen.

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        • oldschool says:

          Very compelling arguments cozette. I would dissent on only one. DOJ/FBI is far from being “gutted” at any level. A handful who have left, less than that fired and a few shuffled around. That’s not even a renovation. An excellent post.

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        • America First says:

          You said what I see, but much better than I could have said it.

          Sometimes I wonder if the useless daily rehashing of this topic is really just those who have a different opinion wanting to share it – daily and ad nauseum – or if it is a reflection of the fact that this site has been so excellent for the past few years in explaining, with source material, the truth of what is happening, that it has become infested with the type of people whose goal is to make it less of a refuge. We have few enough options for getting the news without a large side order of insults and badmouthing of our patriotic President.

          Oh a related note, it is impossible not to notice that many of the comments have been veering off into the vulgar, obscene or profane, tendencies which thankfully were absent from this site when I first began reading TCH. I’m still very grateful to SD, but it is becoming more like some other sites in the level of crassness present in the comments.

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        • Amy2 says:

          You were responding to agencommonsense correct? Because that’s what I was doing.

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          • America First says:

            If you were asking me, I was responding to Cozette. Beautifully stated.

            United we stand; divided we fall. Lets not rehash the same argument day after day, article after article, and page after page, in the absence of any new material. We all know by now that people have different opinions.

            Quoting Cozette: Morale matters! Go get ‘em!

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        • NC PATRIOT says:

          THANK YOU Cozette———you summed up my abiding feelings beautifully ! DO NOT underestimate the fox—sly he is–and he does not leak !

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        • Morale matters. Yes…yes it does.

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      • Joemama says:

        The truth is option 8. This will become apparent soon.

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        • HHC - 2nd 16th says:

          I thought AG Sessions charged Huber to “report only” or did I miss the boat again?

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          • Robert Smith says:

            Huber was supposed to investigate whether further investigations were necessary. I guess and hope that means collection of all evidence beyond what IG Horowitz can do. At that point it would be relatively easy to proceed to the next step.

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          • NC PATRIOT says:

            Huber is directed to “report only” to HIM (Sessions) and NOT go through Rosenstein, which would the usual information chain. That, to me is a good sign. Rosie can’t stonewall that way !

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    • Dobegirl says:

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    • In his Alabama days he was known as the silent executioner. I think that says it all.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Since I have no effect on events other than watching them unfold I will stay in the Sessions support camp until he is expelled. I know this to be Trump is doing the best with what he has. But, Sessions knew as soon as Trump knew about the surveillance. This whole political surveillance/SC/Coup is such a possible seismic shift in the power structure of Washington DC that it could only be handled in the 3D chess mode, i.e.everyone playing their roles as work goes on behind the scenes.

      My screen name was going to be “Lisa Page – be a patriot” because I want there to be honorable people fighting for us. I hope, hope, Jeff Sessions finishes his career with honor. Could I be wrong? Everyone’s been wrong about aspects of this coup so far. It is immense in scope and corruption. Even if the players never go to jail for the coup, do smaller sentences for leaking or mishandling IC info, this has been extremely valuable because we have verified much of what was “conspiracy” before. Because of CTH, Twitter researchers, which I didn’t even know existed before, Q, The Donald, etc, I at least have a clue what might be happening.

      I know one thing for certain, Mueller SC will not go down quietly. The SC and all their members, has been corrupt from day one. So, even if Jeff has been doing the right thing and the price to get rid of the SC is a house cleaning, I thank him for sacrificing himself. If he hasn’t been doing the right thing, the only choice may well be the same.

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  11. citizen817 says:

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  12. joeknuckles says:

    I can’t wait to see the entire SWTS crew tried, convicted and sent off to prison.

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  13. phoenixRising says:

    Paul Craig Roberts: The CIA Owns The US & European Media

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-19/paul-craig-roberts-cia-owns-us-european-media

    Absolutely… totally!!

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  14. Earl & Pearl Tourist says:

    Why was the post of the JEFF sessions video just deleted???

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  15. emet says:

    Security clearances. The Deep State jugular.

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  16. coolmamie says:

    I had a thought about McGahn. If he spent 30 hours talking to Mueller, how could Mueller then claim there was any information that can only be gotten via Trump. Perhaps this is a play to prevent a subpoena.

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  17. White Apple says:

    Trump needs Republicans in the House and Senate.. If Sessions started indicting right now they would not all be democrat Senators and democrat Congressman.

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    • Jake says:

      We need the Kavenaugh vote before certain Senators are indicted. There are some Repubs on the indictment list. We just don’t know how many.

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    • Blade says:

      Trump needs Republicans in the House and Senate.. If Sessions started indicting right now they would not all be democrat Senators and democrat Congressman.

      Ummm, you think that the Attorney General issues indictments? Really? No. He does not, nor do US Attorneys or District Attorneys or anyone except … wait for it … We The People when empaneled in a Grand Jury.

      You’re describing political prosecutions which are outlawed by the Constitution ( see Amendment V immediately ). In fact it was such a big deal to break away from the corrupt Limey system that the Framers devoted five of the ten Amendments in the Bill Of Rights to ensuring that criminal justice is tightly controlled and restrained by the Fourth thru Eighth Amendments.

      Attorneys General ( the US Attorneys or Assistants usually ) seek indictments *from* a grand jury, they do not issue them. The grand jury is a layer of protection for us. Do you really want Attorney General Kamala Harris to begin “indicting” us in January 2021 or 2025? Because that is what you seem to imply you want Sessions to do now.

      Oh, that’s just the first hurdle. After that comes the challenge of getting a majority of a grand jury to indict a leftist. And if that is successful, then you need a unanimous guilty verdict in a criminal jury IN THE JURISDICTION that the crime took place ( yep, the District Of Criminals where 93+% voted for Cankles ). Still want to make light of the job that Sessions and the DoJ has? If so, tell us your secret formula to “start indicting right now“. I can’t wait to hear it.

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  18. DutchSinseOfficial new platform.
    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/298996789

    8 years of original work was taken down by Dutchsinse by WordPress.com
    He’s really taking it hard.

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    • err, not “down by …” rather “down (created by…”

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      • Tesla Coiled says:

        Not sure if this is verified, but sadly, I fully expect “they” will try to take down Sundance before 6-Nov. If they do, I think it will be a net + outrage for “us” and provide a +1000% motivation factor.

        JIC, if you post anonymously, make sure you post at least once with a valid email address. AdRem can see those addresses, and can use them to tell us where to assemble. Even better, donate to the Refuge, and click the PayPal box “send personal information.” Myself, I trust Sundance and crew to hold that info close to the vest, but worst case, Sundance has snail mail address for me, can tell me which mill we meet at.

        I sincerely hope it never reaches that point, but I am what some people call a “Prepper” aka Eagle Scout.

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    • Dixie says:

      The “like” is for the new platform link. Great website.

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  19. kea says:

    Fashion Notes: Melania Trump Glows in Green Ralph Lauren Sweater, Sneakers 🙂

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/08/19/fashion-notes-melania-trump-ralph-lauren-sweater/

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  20. kea says:

    Brandon Straka: “I Don’t Want To Be A Liberal Anymore!” #WalkAway | Huckabee

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  21. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Just want to applaud Ristvan and Sundance for going over analysis/strategy in another thread(s). When I read Ristvan’s posts I thought “yes”, and I’m glad Sundance felt similarly and included that analysis in a later post of his.

    The points made by Ristvan regarded the strategy, tactics and timing of Trump and Mueller (I think it was). As regards Trump revoking Brennan’s clearance now (in August, dead news time) and Mueller just having leaked to the New York Times. This kind of thing.

    Not only does Ristvan have, in my opinion, an excellent analytical ability. He or she also (if I recall right) would understand how a lawyer and perhaps prosecutor thinks. And that insight would add even more weight to his/her appraisal of Mueller’s case (or lack of same) and Mueller’s motivations for leaking now.

    I wanted to add a few analytical points of my own based upon what I’ve seen. Just my opinion here.

    1. I think that Trump revoked Brennan’s clearance at this time to shift the story away from Omarosa.

    When Trump made the move, it prompted an unannounced White House Press Briefing. That is, there was no briefing mentioned or scheduled (that I saw, and I looked) until something like an hour or two before it took place. This seemed like a decision made late in the game, to hold the briefing.

    I believe that when Trump decided to announce the revoking of Brennan’s clearance, he had just (the day before) called Omarosa a dog and that (and the racist/sexist claims by the media) was just starting to gain steam as its own story. Omarosa was being magnified, and I think Trump wanted to shift away from Omarosa coverage then. It worked extremely well.

    Trump announced (unexpectedly) the appointment of Bolton as NSA in a similar manner to what I’m thinking here. The announcement was made, I believe, either the same day or the day after CNN was going to air an interview with the woman Cohen supposedly paid off for Trump (the Playboy model). Trump likely wanted to shift away from that story, and he did so successfully by naming Bolton at that time.

    Further, a CNN reporter (Kaitlan Collins, the lady who was banned for an event by Shine) made the same observation on Twitter that I’m making here. That is, interesting timing for pulling Brenna’s clearance just as the Omarosa book (and the “dog” issue) may be gaining traction.

    Continued more in next post, as this post is quite long already…

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      …try to keep it shorter here.

      2. If Trump used the revoked Brennan clearance as a news diversion, and he wants to revoke more clearances in the future, he may choose to drop the future revocations at strategically-timed moments as well.

      So, for example, if POTUS wants to revoke Bruce Ohr’s clearance (and others) he may hold those chips until he feels he needs them.

      In my mind, there are two events that seem like they may be “baked” to come as October surprises for the Dems before the midterms.

      a. Mueller report on obstruction
      b. Avenatti’s supposed 3 new clients who will allege affairs with Trump

      So, if you are POTUS and you want to shift or redirect the media when and if these above stories drop, you might want to hold onto a few pre-set events you can deploy when the time comes. As may have happened with Brennan’s clearance and the Omarosa book and rollout.

      I don’t know exactly when Avenatti is going to roll out the purported three women, but I’m certainly guessing it will be before the midterms, if possible.

      As Ristvan said, POTUS’ move on Brennan worked well and that information will be stored in POTUS’ memory banks as we move forward. In fact, I think the move worked so well that it spurred a new attempt from the left to go back to the “mentally ill” canard, as can be seen in this tweet:

      Brennan is such a liability that his previous statements and behaviors cannot be defended when pointed out (as even Clapper knows). As such, Trump both won in diverting from Omarosa and in nailing Brennan. A great piece of handiwork by POTUS.

      Thus, if Trump countered the Omarosa angle with Brennan, I feel like the Coup and its sympathizers tried to counter back with “unwell.” That is, I think the media wanted to stop talking about Brennan (as Trump may have wanted regarding Omarosa) and so they brought back up the “unwell” gambit.

      Lots of great political and media strategy and tactics afoot. Thanks again to Ristvan and Sundance for sharing and amplifying their sentiments on some of what we are seeing currently in the ongoing political battle we are in the midst of now.

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      • ladypenquin says:

        Brian Stelter is one of those people who after listening to him, or reading his comments, one feels like they have to take a shower to wash the slime off. Isn’t he the one who started the drumbeat regarding the “absence” of the First Lady after her surgery?

        His mind lives in the gutter, and the rest of his body is still looking for a home.

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      Correction — the Playboy model was supposedly paid off by the parent company of the National Enquirer, I believe. Rather than by Cohen or Trump

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    • nimrodman says:

      In a nutshell, then (if I may summarize),
      you’re highlighting astute management of the daily news cycle by Team Trump.

      I can’t disagree.

      I say:
      “Kudos! – job well done!”

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      Should have done this at first. Here is Sundance referencing some of what Ristvan said in Sundance’s post about Rudy’s interview on Meet The Press. Ristvan comments at the end of the post:

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/08/19/sunday-talks-chuck-todd-interviews-rudy-giuliani-as-the-media-narrative-collapses/

      Will link to the other Ristvan comments in a reply to this (don’t want to put all the links in one comment and end up in the bin).

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    • wheatietoo says:

      “1. I think that Trump revoked Brennan’s clearance at this time to shift the story away from Omarosa.”
      _____

      I don’t think so, MAG.

      I think the timing of it, was to draw attention to the Censorship that the Leftist-controlled media & social media are doing, against Conservatives.

      Right on cue, the leftist nozzles started accusing PDJT of “censorship” and trying to “silence voices”.

      And then Pres Trump tweeted about the *real* Censorship that the Left is doing.

      Omarosa is just a minor and temporary distraction.

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      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        You might be right on this, Wheatie. You make very good points.

        When I first saw it, and the press briefing that seemed hastily scheduled, I thought “he wants away from the Omarosa/dog stuff.” But I might be wrong on that. Certainly would not be the first time I’ve read something wrong. lol.

        I did check the dates, though, and I do think the Brennan revocation came on the day (Aug 15) after Trump called Omarosa a dog (Aug 14). So I’m still feeling like there may be some validity to my theory.

        Whatever the case, it was a great move and well-timed. Just another strong piece of work by POTUS.

        I should also provide some evidence and links on the Playboy model interview timing and the Bolton announcement (my initial comments in this string had no links to back up what I was saying or let people examine things for themselves). Let me do that now.

        Playboy model interview with CNN and Bolton announcement, I think, both took place on March 22, 2018. And if they did not take place on the same day, then it was Playboy model interview one day before Bolton announcement. Here’s a summary piece:

        https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/cnn-wonders-if-trump-tried-to-distract-from-unflattering-ex-playboy-model-interview-with-bolton-announcement

        So, this is how Trump seems to work. He sees the media going one way, and he purposely shifts them another way. The way in which he wants them to go.

        I think it happened with Playboy model interview and Bolton. And I think it happened again here with Omarosa dog/Brennan. But that may be wrong, and you or Ristvan may in fact be correct on why Brennan’s revoking came when it did.

        Or maybe we’re all correct, and Trump wanted to kill a bunch of birds with the same stone.

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        • wheatietoo says:

          Official ‘release date’ for Omarosa’s book, was Aug 14th.

          Omarosa called PDJT “a dog” in her book.
          He applied her own word back on her.

          Now everyone associates the word ‘dog’ with Omarosa.

          I think the ongoing Censorship issue is the bigger deal…because it is only getting worse.

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          • MakeAmericaGreat says:

            Nice. Thanks for that as I had no idea that Omarosa called Trump a dog.

            Fair stuff, of course, by POTUS. But never reported that way, as we know. As I said, I didn’t even know she called him that.

            And, as you said, great branding by Trump once again. Man he is good.

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            • wheatietoo says:

              The Associated Press bought an advance copy of the book…and put out an article on Friday Aug 10th.

              The headline of that article, mentioned that ‘Omarosa calls Trump a dog’.

              The article was reprinted far and wide, because Omarosa claimed that PDJT ‘acted like a dog’ around women, whenever Melania wasn’t present.

              So she not only insulted PDJT…she insulted Melania as well.

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              • MakeAmericaGreat says:

                Man, I’m dumb. I didn’t even see that. And, of course, the media did not seem to talk about it when referencing what Trump said about Omarosa. They enjoy that, removing the context. As with the poor illegal alien dad-to-be who was taken by ICE (and is wanted for murder).

                Typical media games. Thanks again for that info. I had no idea she said that.

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              • MakeAmericaGreat says:

                This is what I’m talking about:

                https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/14/opinions/trump-calling-omarosa-dog-is-sexist-hossain/index.html

                This is August 14. Day Trump calls Omarosa a dog. No mention at all of Omarosa calling Trump a dog. This kind of stuff was everywhere then. Full smear campaign picking up steam.

                I think Trump wanted away from that, and I don’t blame him. Especially with his support high among African-American voters and with things like that Quinnipiac poll about how many people think Trump is racist being cited (in the CNN article).

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          • MakeAmericaGreat says:

            Sorry, forgot to comment on the censorship thing.

            I agree with you 100%. I would expect things to continue to ratchet-up until the midterms, for sure.

            The radical left does this all the time before elections. I think even the person who runs Gab predicted this months ago (as did I some time ago here on CTH).

            This is about media and narrative control, in general, and particularly so before the voting in November, in my opinion. Seen this movie many times.

            Credit to PaulRaven, who has consistently spoken about the threat of censorship and the bullying of the right. He’s correct, and has been for some time.

            One final thing. This is the kind of coverage I think Trump was looking to avoid as regards Omarosa:

            https://www.realclearpolitics.com/2018/08/14/trump_calling_omarosa_a_039dog039_is_sexist_and_racist_period_450437.html

            And particularly so just as Trump is doing so well, it seems, with African-American voters.

            That kind of coverage became meaningless or just irrelevant after Brennan lost his clearance the next day, in my opinion. New story then, new “car” for the media “dog” to chase.

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          • Wheatitoo did you read the book? Why did she call him a ‘dog’! I didn’t hear anyone mention that! Or I missed it.

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            • MakeAmericaGreat says:

              Once Trump called Omarosa a dog, I never heard this mentioned by anyone. But I don’t read all the coverage, so I could have missed it.

              Ridiculous that would not be included in any coverage of what Trump said (dog) about Omarosa.

              In the article I posted above, there is no mention made at all of Omarosa calling Trump a dog. Only a discussion of how “racist” Trump called Omarosa a dog.

              Totally shameless and dishonest.

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            • wheatietoo says:

              No, I didn’t read the book…I saw the AP article, which quoted her.

              It was reprinted and referred to quite a bit.
              Like this:
              http://www.wbal.com/article/329711/132/the-latest-omarosa-says-trump-was-like-dog-off-the-leash

              But a lot of these articles have been scrubbed now…since PDJT used the word ‘dog’ for Omarosa.

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              • Dixie says:

                The hideous behavior of the media just keeps getting worse. Your conversation with MAG was very informative as I missed it all. Now I will have the opportunity to go back and examine the links both of you have posted. Thank you both for the update and especially the ristvan comments as I’ve always looked for those. It’s getting very hard to keep up and if we don’t see it the first time, links and videos are likely to disappear, wiped by the dishonest media and tech giants.

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              • pyromancer76 says:

                Thanks, Wheatietoo, for this reminder. Transparency and accountability for everyone. Truth and integrity.

                Liked by 1 person

          • And then there is a video clip seen a million times of the previous (losing) presidential candidate. She was barking . Like a dog. Seriously.

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    • Tesla Coiled says:

      MAG, I agree mostly, but diverge along the same lines as Wheaties.
      I don’t think it was a specifically dogarosa triggered event. But, it was old-unannounced-news. See the dates…

      I think our VSGPOTUS is sharp enough to keep his quiver full, and he has a whole inventory of “drops” played close to the vest, ready for later deployment when he needs to reorient the fake news noise.

      Our Mr. Trump is not only a phenomenal architectural engineer and general contractor, he is an absolute marketing genius. I figger he is having a lot of fun doing this. Can you imagine his convos with Melania, just before sleeping? 🙂 Hee hee heee.

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      • MakeAmericaGreat says:

        Thanks Tesla. Love your comments.

        Wheatie very well may be right, for sure. And, as I said, we may all be “correct” to some degree here. But if Wheatie is right and I am wrong, all good. POTUS is executing on strategy, for sure, whatever that strategy may be at a given time. He is good.

        Totally agree that there are any number of “drops” waiting. That’s how to do it. And POTUS knows how to do it.

        I think POTUS is having a great time, even whilst being ticked off at the witch hunt. The guy loves life, which is why he’s a powerhouse at age 72. He lives it to the fullest.

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        • Tesla Coiled says:

          Exchanges like MAG and Wheaties had above, are why I take a few hours out of my extreme work sched to keep up with, and learn here. Gold. My friend Ed Boon coined the phrase “Knowledge is Power.” about MK3.

          I think Ed also first came up with the fundamental laws of video games:
          1. If it moves, shoot it.
          2. If when you shoot it, it dies violently, it was a bad thing.
          Something maybe we should take to heart approaching Nov 6, 2018…

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          • MakeAmericaGreat says:

            Best of luck, my friend. Wheatie always brings the good stuff. I think I recall you saying you work until like 5am or so, long shift. Glad you are able to take some time off and enjoy the Treehouse.

            This is the place where I learn more than any other place. Sundance and all the knowledgeable commenters beat any “real” news outlet.

            Ed’s thoughts about intensity and vigilance sound good. We need some intensity for the midterms, that is for sure.

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            • Tesla Coiled says:

              Yeah, my boss is an horrible! Makes me work 7 days a week, 14 hours a day. Like most people, I really really really hate my boss. The conundrum is that I am CEO, owner, and my boss. Dear Wife is an amazing trooper to put up with my boss.

              But, will feel much better about my boss, 6 months from now when I do a $100M exit and retire. Already making a list of treepers I want to have a beer with on the East Coast, in Texas, West Coast and China. 🙂 Just sux to totally miss the last 1.5 years working MAO. Looking out the window, and trying to remember what it is like to be outside.

              I’m out, gotta sleep. But always amazed by the talent here! VISDIGs like JoeDan and Ristvan in the house tonight. And all our wonderful Treeper hard core researchers! General Sundance has to be very proud of this Refuge!

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              • Dixie says:

                I felt that one coming before the second sentence. You and your boss (hahaha!)…..enjoy your retirement.

                I love it when treepers allow a bit of a glance into their real life. I’m warning you (just kidding)….I collect those. I can’t remember the nitty gritty daily political details but when it comes to treeper insight, I have a memory like an elephant.

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                • 🍺Gunny says:

                  Good postings. People should understand, our President speaks to us so that we clearly understand him.

                  But he is way beyond our level in his experience and that he is a “certified” genus.

                  Most of the genus’s ever known have acted on there gut instinct. That is one reason they are a genus.

                  Acting one your gut instincts in regards to the knowledge you acquire on a daily basis does not involve planning. Also most genus’s have photographi memories. I have met these types of people. Amazing.

                  They read it or…. hear it…they remember it.

                  So my point being our President’s tweets are instantaneous and on the mark. Not planned out to await events. He does not await events. He causes events.

                  It is something above most of our level of understanding to explain.

                  But it is a wonderful thing to watch.

                  Don’t worry about such things.

                  “How can you explain the smell of a rose?”

                  Enjoy him while we have him. He saved us all and will probably end up saving the world.

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                • Dixie says:

                  I don’t think you intended that to reply to me but maybe you just slightly missed the mark. But kudos to you for a great post.

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              • MakeAmericaGreat says:

                Best of luck, Tesla. Hope you have that 100M exit. Would be fantastic. Great respect for you and your wife.

                Yeah, General Sundance has to be happy with all of the talent he has drawn here at the Treehouse.

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    • ladypenquin says:

      I love Ristvan! His words are insightful, measured and reasonable. I also think he is on my side of the fence about AG Sessions. 🙂
      Anyway, MAGA, can you give the link for the thread you’re talking about? Can’t always catch all the comments so want to be sure I caught the ones you’re talking about.

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    • Steven says:

      I missed the news about Bolton being a NSA head. I will look it up. Thanks!

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  22. Greg says:

    Is anyone sick of the ‘Trump Whisperer’ Maggie Haberman writing these pseudo psychological comments about Trump and co as though she talks to them regularly. I bet this narrative engineer gets her copy vetted by John Podesta prior to release just like in 2016.

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  23. andyocoregon says:

    Early Sunday morning, we in Oregon had yet another shining example of “immigration” to our state.
    This jerk was driving a truck and horse trailer with a horse in it while under the influence of booze. And they won’t say if he’s on an ICE hold or not, but I’m betting he will be. Remember not so long ago when the media reported those who were booked into jail with ICE holds? That was before Oregon became a “sanctuary state for criminal illegal aliens”.

    A couple riding their motorcycle out for a pleasant Sunday morning cruise were killed by someone who shouldn’t have been in our country.

    https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/crime/2018/08/19/double-fatal-crash-salem-leads-dui-manslaughter-arrest/1036854002/

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  24. Lucille says:

    Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force commander posts image of White House exploding
    August 19, 2018 by Robert Spencer

    None of this would be happening if Trump had kept the nuclear deal, you say? Wrong. While Obama was still President, Iran was harassing American ships in the Gulf and issuing bellicose rhetoric. Now they’re issuing bellicose rhetoric.

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/08/irans-islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps-quds-force-commander-posts-image-of-white-house-exploding

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  25. keebler AC says:

    For those who are way behind the times and don’t believe in microwave weapons, I suggest you keep up and start sharing rather than laughing. Look up Directed Energy Weapons and be very scared. If radio waves and wifi can enter your home from far stations, what makes you think any wave form cannot? The entire spectrum of waveforms are invisible and pose a serious danger as weapons in the black market.

    Continual prayers and safety for everyone affected now and in the future! God needs to hear your supplications!

    “As late as the early 1990s, information concerning non-lethal weapons (NLW) and their human bio-effects—at least the advanced DEW forms of them—was discussed primarily within the classified world,” he said.

    “As an example, high-powered microwaves (HPM) targeted at humans can raise their brain temperatures, resulting in seizures and damage, while infrasound can create vibrations in the human body, causing disorientation and incapacitation, or potentially even causing organ failure.”

    ~ Robert J. Bunker, adjunct research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College

    https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/77a8ba_e7c256afdd034bcca9fbedcca83a3b70.pdf

    Print and share above testimonials from Neil Armstrong, former astronaut, and many other credible CIA and NSA whistleblowers.

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    • Tesla Coiled says:

      Something you might want to look into: (and I am being honest, not yanking you)
      I bought several rolls of “radient barrier” also known as “attic foil.” It is two layers of aluminum foil on thin cardstock, with lots of perforations.

      I installed it last year (rolled it out overlapping all over the attic floor), mainly to cut A/C costs, but was amazed how much it cut the heating bill too. Another interesting effect was that cell phones stopped working in our one story brick house, unless you hold them in front of a window. But, we are good with that since 99.999% of the time the cell phone rings, it is a health insurance scam.

      Poor man’s whole-house Faraday cage. But, I would be more concerned about a solar particle event than…

      BTW: taking good DHA daily can bump your brain up from 60W to 120W, and that is a good thing. Kinna like over-clocking.

      (Sorry, this is sooo far O/T for POTUS Daily Briefing. AdRem, are we delete worthy?)

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      • A2 says:

        I live in China and bricks and mortar with cement and tiling does exactly the same thing. Have to stand by a window or go outside to get a signal. Of course unless you invite the signals in with a router/modem for the wifi. 😀

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        • keebler AC says:

          Dew will pass through regular bricks and mortar unless it’s 2 feet thick hence a cave or old monasteries supposedly make good shelters.

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      • daughnworks247 says:

        Similar thing in our house Tesla. A second story was added to back half but the tin ceiling was left in place. Nothing gets through.
        And similar to what A2 said, we put a slate roof on a big outdoor kitchen. Again, nothing gets through. I wonder if modern metal roof would have the same effect? Good or bad?

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        • keebler AC says:

          Slate roof is awesome! I hope to do my flooring with slate. It has a high dielectric rating for grounding charges. The moisture content helps. I myself just so happen to have a metal roof but the walls and ceiling need to completely secured too with protective layers to be a true faraday.

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      • keebler AC says:

        Thank you, TC, and everyone who offers their experience and knowledge. The perforated tin with cardboard sounds useful.

        A huge arsenal of protection is needed for powerful DEW moreso than wifi so a few layers of the tin is needed to block against it I would imagine. The microwave can overcome the metal conductivity of a thin metal layer and break through I’ve heard.

        The best protection is different types of protection from

        1. metal conducting walls to send waves into the ground, hence the need to ground the metal to copper rod or grounded outlet if no rod
        2. wave absorbing materials like carbon or I’ve read even some polymers
        3. Mirrors are metal and also reflect beams to a certain extent
        4. Heavily ionized negative ions will destroy the beams too in much the same way that the ionosphere around earth protects us from radiation
        5. Make sure your habitat is made of good grounding material like cement, slate etc
        6. Special earth resonance magnets

        There’s more but everyone needs to get started on this. I ask everyone to also share and pray that we defeat this machinery in huge numbers.

        DHA and nutrients are exceptionally important too, I agree!

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        Oh no! Instead of the tin foil hat now it’s the tin foil house!

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  26. Marygrace Powers says:

    SWAMP CREATURE/

    Guest Post by Southern Sage
    August 19, 2018

    “I got a chuckle the other day watching a noted Swamp Creature, one Phil Mudd, put on a display of outrage and indignation when a black commentator correctly pointed out that Mudd – like many former senior officials in Washington – had cashed in on his government service big time. Mudd stormed off the stage in high dudgeon. The argument started over the decision by President Trump to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan, an old friend of Mudd.

    Mudd wears his CIA service on his sleeve, as well as his supposed “counter-terrorism” credentials. Just so you know, Mudd is nothing more than a desk jockey, an analyst who sat on his big behind in Washington while real CIA officers did the heavy lifting overseas. He is just another Washington bureaucrat.

    Of course, the real reason for his hissy fit is that he suspects (correctly, I think) that Trump is planning to cancel the security clearances of the swamp creatures like Mudd who have tried to undermine his presidency and the will of the American people. The loss of the clearance may not have any direct effects on their earning power but it sends a powerful signal that they no longer are part of the inner circle. That is a fate worse than death for the men who think they know what is good for the American people.

    If I was Trump, any former senior official who said a peep against me would have his clearances pulled the next day. These people are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, in or out of government. Suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome is no excuse for the behavior of people like Brennan and Mudd.”

    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2018/08/19/swamp-creature/#more-181770

    Amen, Southern Sage.

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  27. Marygrace Powers says:

    Help Ad rem/ bin again. Thanks.

    Liked by 2 people

  28. wheatietoo says:

    Pres Trump returned to the WH yesterday afternoon, accompanied by his beautiful wife and handsome youngest son.

    Impressive perfect landing, performed by the Marine One pilot!

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  29. citizen817 says:

    BRENNAN IS THREATENING TO SUE OVER HIS CLEARANCE. GIULIANI’S RESPONSE WILL MAKE HIM THINK TWICE

    BRENNAN IS THREATENING TO SUE OVER HIS CLEARANCE. GIULIANI’S RESPONSE WILL MAKE HIM THINK TWICE

    Former CIA Director John Brennan seemed to promise a lawsuit Sunday after President Donald Trump revoked his security clearance for “erratic conduct and behavior.”

    “I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future,” he added. “And if it means going to court, I will do that.”

    Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, welcomed Brennan’s threat.

    “We’ll take his deposition right away,” Giuliani said. “As the plaintiff he’d have to go first. I’d volunteer to do that case for the president. I’d love to have Brennan under oath for I don’t know how many days — two, three days? We’ll find out about Brennan.”

    Giuliani went on to suggest that he would question Brennan about alleged intelligence failures that took place under his leadership, including the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, a terror attack which killed 19 U.S. servicemen while he was CIA station chief in Riyadh. He also alluded to Brennan’s 1976 vote for the Communist Party USA’s presidential candidate, Gus Hall.

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/08/19/john-brennan-security-clearance/

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    • A2 says:

      Before that happens Brennan will defect to Russia to his cozy Moscow apartment, suburban dacha and receive in camera his Order of Lenin.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Dixie says:

        Good riddance.

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      • Blade says:

        Before that happens Brennan will defect to Russia to his cozy Moscow apartment, suburban dacha and receive in camera his Order of Lenin.

        Umm, don’t think so. More likely London. That’s where his Fellow Travelers reside.

        But I would indeed support Brennan going to Moscow as long as it is treated by Putin as a kind of rendition to extract every drop of intelligence of every coup member out of his bald head. Then they can do whatever they want with the what remains.

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    • soozword says:

      Afraid they might get an Obama judge who would not allow that old material into evidence.

      Liked by 1 person

  30. Saw this over at BB, made me chuckle …
    POSTER: What happens when you take a bike lock to a gun fight?
    COMMENTER: Your bike get’s stolen

    Liked by 7 people

  31. A2 says:

    Fifty years ago Soviet Russia crushed the Prague Spring. Ukraine, Donbas, Crimea, Georgia just more recent post-soviet afterburners. The Baltic states and even Belarus are getting jittery.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Blade says:

      Fifty years ago Soviet Russia crushed the Prague Spring. Ukraine, Donbas, Crimea, Georgia just more recent post-soviet afterburners. The Baltic states and even Belarus are getting jittery.

      Or … Fifty years ago Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev, a Ukrainian, crushed the Prague Spring. The Baltics might be jittery, especially with all the gaslighting, but how do they feel down in Free China, I mean Taiwan? Not as safe as they did when I was a lad, that’s for sure.

      For a better, more informative look at the Czech putdown, see this post from last year’s anniversary. That is Lubos Motl’s Reference Frame, a Czech string theorist, and one who is disgusted with the Western propaganda dumbing down the world.

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      • Deplorable Ukie says:

        Blade says:
        August 20, 2018 at 10:44 am
        Or … Fifty years ago Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev, a Ukrainian, crushed the Prague Spring.
        ______________
        ‘Brezhnev was born in Kamenskoye, Russian Empire (now Kamianske, Ukraine), into a Russian worker’s family in 1906.’
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonid_Brezhnev

        Another name comes to mind.
        Yuri Andropov was born in Russian Empire. Was the head of the Committee for State Security (KGB), 1967-1982.

        ‘During the events of the Prague Spring in 1968, Andropov was the main advocate for “extreme measures” being taken against Czechoslovakia.’
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Andropov

        Definitely must be a Ukrainian. No way around it. Right, Blade?

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  32. citizen817 says:

    Liked by 7 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      The Dems have been doing that here in OK for a long time…they never put ‘Democrat’ in their campaign ads.

      They also lie and parrot conservative-sounding rhetoric.
      They will say anything to get elected.

      I remember when DeeDee Myers said about Bill Clinton:
      “Well yeah, he had to lie…otherwise he wouldn’t have gotten elected!”

      Liked by 8 people

    • The Boss says:

      Same is going on elsewhere.
      Candidates run ads “[Insert name] For Congress”.
      Nowhere is the word ‘Democrat’ seen.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Kay Emig says:

      Have seen tat here in AZ too. They try to mimic the MAGA look, but the one that really creeped me out was the McSally signs in black/white/greys that looked vaguely Naziesque with grey squared off eagle in the background…

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  33. citizen817 says:

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  34. citizen817 says:

    Liked by 11 people

  35. citizen817 says:

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    • wheatietoo says:

      The O-team had been spying on Trump for a long time…illegally spying.

      They invented the whole ‘RussiaRussia’ story to cover up their spying.

      First came the Spying…then came the Lying.
      And falsifying evidence, to support the Lying.

      They needed to keep it secret.
      Their secret coverup for their illegal spying.

      So…how do they get a ‘secret warrant’ to give cover for their illegal spying?
      FISA Court.
      A FISC Judge is the only way to get a ‘secret warrant’.

      But wait…there has to be a foreign element to qualify for FISA Court.
      The “F” stands for Foreign.

      So they totally *invented* the RussiaRussia story to be able to get the secret warrant, to give cover for their illegal spying.

      ^^This^^ is the real story that has to come out.

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      • Dixie says:

        Assisted significantly by the British.

        Liked by 2 people

      • Bogeyfree says:

        All they have to do is declassify the FISA and declassify the intelligence on Mifsud which will show IMO he was on the FBI/DOJ/CIA payroll and used to suck in Papadopoulos leading to the Russian hoax and snow job on the American people.

        Four things can then happen:

        1) Proves the dems made this whole crap up to frame a sitting President and should open the door for Sedition charges.

        2) Because Rosenstein signed the 4th FISA IMO knowing Mifsud was being used by US, Trump can immediately fire Rosenstein.

        3) Trumps attorneys can now file mega million dollar lawsuits against all perpetrators so they can feel the pain they caused via their life savings.

        4) As a bonus PT can now go back and dig into U1.

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  36. DanO64 says:

    Dear Our VSG,

    Please, light it up.

    Thank You
    SIGNED

    63 Millions friends.

    p.s. AWESOME, Just say N.

    Liked by 8 people

  37. A2 says:

    I’m going out on my limb here and probably the well known anti-Sessions tag team will bleat hoping my limb disintegrates, but I get the same ‘free speech’ here to express my opinion that they enjoy so ‘fulsomely’.

    As I see it this is just the application of Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, used by ostensibly self-proclaimed ‘Trump supporters’. I respect their point of view, but it gets very hard to hold that respect when the threads get repeatedly jammed with essentially the same talking points and dodgy logic. The use of these tactics, left or right should put all thinking people on notice.

    An overview of the tactics:
    “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.”
    “Never go outside the expertise of your people.”
    “Whenever possible go outside the expertise of the enemy.”
    “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
    “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
    “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.”
    “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.”
    “Keep the pressure on.”
    “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”
    “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.”
    “If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside”
    “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.”
    “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”

    In an odd way, this constant reposting of why the AG is a dud, black hat, asleep, a possum up a tree, not helping the President actually means that the President is at fault. Not firing the man, whom they see as not helping the President. I think that is illogical and a fail. If the President wants to he may fire AG Sessions as some have said here in a ‘NY minute’, He has done it before. Forget the spurious argument that Congress won’t appoint a new AG (LOL) or it is the elections coming up. The president could also fire Mueller today if he wants to.

    The Justice Department I believe is being restored to what its original founding was supposed to be in a Republic, after years of politicized officers and agents like Holder, Lynch et al. AG Sessions work and results on various fronts gets lost or vaporizes when partisan opinions are serving as judge and jury. Very fascistic or Marxisant that. Convict in the court of public opinion that you are influencing or directing, execute and ask questions later.

    I still believe the AG is doing his job even if up to his neck in alligators. Swamp draining from a Constitutional stance, rule of law and due process in this Republic has a solid advocate and practitioner in Mr Sessions.

    That is my two pence.

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    • rumpole2 says:

      Trump tweets that Sessions is a dog

      Trust Trump

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    • rumpole2 says:

      Every anchor, journalist, pundit, lawyer, ex intelligence operative, ex judge, ex prosecutor, Judicial watch senior staff, The Freedom Caucus, etc ALL say Sessions is a useless AG who needs to go.

      Trust Informed people

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      • A2 says:

        Sounds like a comity of clowns. All those Ex’es. That is like all the Ex Intel folks saying Brennan is a Hero and the President is stifling free speech. lol.

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        • rumpole2 says:

          WHO do you get your info off?

          EVERY person whose opinion I value is down on Sessions.

          Can you NAME any sources who say Sessions is doing a good job?

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          • A2 says:

            Actually, thanks for asking. I watched the Cabinet meeting that sundance posted a few days ago and more than one cabinet official thanked AG Sessions for his help in their area as it intersected with the Justice Dept.

            I respect President Trump’s cabinet, why don’t you?

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            • rumpole2 says:

              You are avoiding answering… that’s OK

              Nobody rates Sessions as AG

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            • 🍺Gunny says:

              You do not criticize in meetings. Especially in front of the press.

              That rule is as old as business itself. You never criticize in meetings.

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              • A2 says:

                Gunny, you are a bit late to the party and obfuscating. No, usually people don’t criticize in front of the press they stay silent. Yet more than a few cabinet members thanked the AG before the press and the President. They could have said nothing.
                Get it?

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                • 🍺Gunny66 says:

                  A2, if I was reply to you it was a mistake….I was intending to replying to Rumpole.

                  As I stated the last we posted to each other…..I will pass your posts by and I did kindly ask you pass mine by also.

                  I find you also Irrelvant…as to what you think of my posts….Again…I will say…

                  “I do not care what you think”

                  So, i will request kindly again…please just pass me by….I will provide you with the same consideration

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        • citizen817 says:

          I can accept your opinion on Sessions. We will just agree to disagree… til it all plays out, or he is fired after the mid-terms. Personally don’t feel AG is up to the task of prosecuting this criminal cabal.

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          • cozette says:

            There are feelings and then there are FACTS. The facts, listed by numerous respected commenters here, accompanied by links to sources, demonstrate that FACTUALLY it is reasonable to say that AG Sessions is doing his job.

            Sessions bashers point to the opinions of pundits but they dont list these pundits names so we can research the pundits credibility for ourselves. They fail to provide video links of the pundit so we can listen for the FACTS they present to support their opinion.

            Others point to President Trumps tweets as PROOF that Sessions is awful yet they NEVER respond to the reasonable counter that we are at war and that to win that war disinfo is necessary. Other commenters have laid out perfectly sound reasons why POTUS would tweet diss Sessions which are NEVER acknowledged.

            The Sessions isnt doing anything crowd ignore the FACT that the DOJ and FBI have been gutted of the corrupticons under Sessions. They ignore the FACT that the author of Clinton Cash has said Sessions is the ONLY totally decent Senator. They ignore the FACT that Sessions secretly appointed someone with more power than a SC last year to prosecute the Swamp. They ignore the FACT that DiGenova said Huber is even going after the Obama WH. They ignore the FACT that even local mafia RICO cases usually take 2 years before indictments are unsealed. They ignore the FACT that no good prosecutor will let us know his targets or who is indicted until hes caught everyone and ready for trial. They ignore the FACT that usually there are 1,000 sealed indictments issued per year but in the past 9 months there have been more than 45,000. I could go on and on but I will stop because I’m unconvinced that FACTS matter to people suffering from SDS anymore than facts matter to sufferers of TDS. I hope Im wrong.

            My prayer is that people attached to Sessions hate and bashing will ask themselves how dogmatically repeating this day in and day out helps us, President Trump or our country. Can we focus on what unites us and work to give President Trump a #RedWave on November 6th? If not, why not? God bless us all and God bless America.

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        • rumpole2 says:

          You can imagine that Sessions is working in secret.. supervising Criminal investigations and preparing indictments, but there is no EVIDENCE of that and so until there is evidence you are just making it up because you want it to be tune

          Sessions regards his “recusal” as all-inclusive and stands by it absolutely in public statements and even in sworn testimony before Congress… Do you really think that in secret he is breaking his recusal and supervising CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS into matters he has stated he is recused from?.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Well said, A2.

      What is truly sad…is how the repetitive Sessions-bashing has driven away so many of our ‘regulars’.

      Where is ‘Pam’, for example.
      Pam used to post here every day, informative bits of news and uplifting things about the Trump administration.
      Gone.

      So are a lot of others, who used to contribute far more than the ones who are fixated on repeating their anti-Sessions rhetoric.

      Personally, I am neutral on the subject.
      I am frustrated by the slow-going…but I am waiting to see how things turn out.

      It is really a shame, how anyone who tries to voice their opinions on Sessions…are attacked by the Sessions-bashers.
      It’s really messed up.
      It’s not right.

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      • JasonD says:

        Agreed. Constant attacking, certainty expressed. It get very old

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      • rumpole2 says:

        A2 posted a very lengthy post praising Sessions.
        Replies are likely.

        I don’t know what “regulars” you are missing… but I saw many people go when the Sessionistas moved in.

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        • wheatietoo says:

          Why do you insist on dividing us up into ‘for’ or ‘against’ Sessions?

          You also deride us for “cheerleading” and treating this like a “Fan site”.
          Why is that?

          There is nothing wrong with people cheering on our President and posting positive things about him.

          This place has been a Refuge from all the Anti-Trump sites out there, of which there are plenty…at least it has been, until recently.

          I don’t understand, Rumpole, why you are so fixated on bashing Sessions.
          You are not even a citizen of the US; you’ve mentioned that you live in NZ…so I don’t understand why you care so much.

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          • rumpole2 says:

            Right… if you want a site to fan-post and cheerlead… fill yer boots.

            Just scroll past the more serious comments/discussion.

            In reality not all is good news. I object to people telling others that they have to keep quite and suppress real facts… 🙂

            I post what I see as the TRUTH about Sessions… when his name comes up. Such as when somebody posts a page long fluff post void of facts.

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            • wheatietoo says:

              That’s what you always fall back on…”just scroll past”.

              But you’re such a prolific poster, that means doing a lot of scrolling.

              And you take it upon yourself to piss on any comments about Sessions that are not in keeping with your views.

              So it seems like You are the one who is telling people to ‘keep quiet’.

              Why don’t you take your own advice and scroll past the comments that you don’t like?

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              • rumpole2 says:

                I scroll a lot… My reply to A2 was a rare exception.

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                • wheatietoo says:

                  Nope.
                  Not rare at all.

                  A2 never even mentioned your name.
                  Yet you immediately descended upon him, for daring to speak well of AG Sessions.

                  And you didn’t answer any of my questions, Rumpole.

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              • Albertus Magnus says:

                Wheatietoo, he does this all the time, everyday. He does NOT seek to enlighten or educate. Rather he is here ONLY to sow discord and to dishearten the MAGA folks.

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                (Comment edited by Admin…)

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            • Tesla Coiled says:

              Yeah, speaking of scrolling, it is getting to be a PITA to scroll past your 30 response possum bashing subthreads, regardless of what the topic is. As said before, maybe you can pretend to have some respect for POTUs. If not, it makes your adgenda suspicious.

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            • A2 says:

              Then give others the same courtesy. Up to you Rumpole.

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            • Tesla Coiled says:

              I fancy that Mr. Trump thinks like my father who was the same generation.
              He told me, keep our big guns back in the weeds. Don’t let the enemy see them yet.

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            • ladypenquin says:

              Funny thing, upthread Rumpole, you mentioned “political analysis” of Trump re: response to A2 per POTUS’ Cabinet meeting and the complimentary remarks to AG Sessions. They were remarking to Sessions and POTUS about LEGAL issues, not political.

              Being caught up looking for the “political” assessment of what is going on with POTUS, DOJ, FBI etc. etc. the way to approach the big picture, because the details are in the actual legal points that must be made for “action” to be taken, ie. indictments, prosecutions.

              Don’t bother to respond, because I’m stepping out of the conversation. This isn’t worth spending energy on…None of us know what we think we know. Only POTUS and his trusted advisers have this sorted out. Good to wait upon his moves.

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      • A2 says:

        Yes indeed Wheatietoo. I have noticed that also. I would not have commented except the spamming has become so persistent. Agenda driven, and no sense that events and actions may change dramatically. We do not know what the Justice Dept is doing under AG Sessions because as he has stated publicly, no leaks and no compromising investigations.

        The anti-Sessions posters have not seemed to grasp that, and insist they have evidence of ‘dereliction’ of duty, without proof. They have no more insight in these matters than anyone else.

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        • JasonD says:

          Hi A2, I engaged rumpole last night, asked a set of specific questions which should lead an open-minded person to at least be open to question expressed certainty. He fudged some answers and to another (POTUS spending multiple hours with RR, who is supposedly controlling the illegal coup attempt) admitted he did not know, and here is again, expressing certainty about the TRUTH. You can lead a horse to water……..

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          • A2 says:

            Rumpole has entered the Land of Nod. He replied to me that the President’s cabinet ministers only praised the AG as a courtesy and did not mean it, yet the President was presiding and according to Rumpole ‘called the AG a dog’ (no proof provided).

            It doesn’t get sillier than this.

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            • rumpole2 says:

              Now you are spinning like a CNN anchor LOL

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            • daughnworks247 says:

              We’re on the same side.
              We merely disagree on the fastest way to drain the swamp.
              A2’s posts are always a treat. Rumpole, my darlin’, I miss your daily tracker witch hunt meme. We all have different skills and we need everyone, primed and ready, for midterms. You’re both right. How about I make breakfast. Coffee is on and I just started the bacon. Scratch apple pancakes this morning!

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            • ladypenquin says:

              A2, see my comment upthread a little. Addressing Rumpole’s annoyance that “political analysis” was missing… IMO, that’s the mistake being made. We’re doing political analysis without being privy to the facts. In the meantime, obvious from the Cabinet members’ remarks to AG Sessions, the AG is acting LEGALLY on issues important to their departments.

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      • rumpole2 says:

        It’s a shame that people who post the truth about Sessions’ poor performance are labelled as “Sessions bashers”…

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        • rumpole2 says:

          Especially since the evidence KNOWN is that Sessions is useless…

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          • A2 says:

            It’s a shame, truly, that you have stopped up your ears, and eyes and sound like what we have seen the Left do time and again. It must, for some reason have become an emotional issue for you. Why? Who knows.

            There is no evidence as you call it that AG Sessions is useless, and you still have not made your case.

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            • rumpole2 says:

              Clearly Sessions is an emotional issue for you.. there is no logical reason to defend Sessions given the complete lack of indictments after18 months.

              If you can not grasp logic you will never get it 🙂

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              • A2 says:

                Indictments take evidence, lots of evidence, not hearsay or bluster on the nightly news. Cases have to be made as airtight as possible.

                I am actually beginning to think you are secretly pleased no cases as you identify them are forthcoming as far as we know. You are cheerleading that meme. Why is that?

                It certainly does not move the needle, no matter how you pile on the AG. I doubt if Rumpole2’s opinion gets any notice anywhere but here and is becoming an annoyance.

                Why don’t you want the AG to succeed? Who do you want to replace him? What is your criteria for vetting a new AG?

                Why not write the President a long thoughtful letter outlining your arguments and then report back the answer.

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        • wheatietoo says:

          You label others as “Sessionistas”.
          And also…”Sessions lovers”.

          What you are declaring “the truth” is full of conclusions that you have jumped to, with very little, if any, Proof.

          You have also imposed a timeline of your own making, which you have applied to Session’s job performance…so that you can claim he is ‘not doing anything’.

          Btw…I never mentioned you in my reply to A2.
          Yet you took it upon yourself to start nagging me, like I had singled you out.
          Which I didn’t.

          Thank you for illustrating the point I made about how oppressive the Sessions-haters are.

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          • rumpole2 says:

            The EVIDENCE of Sessions doing nothing is clear.. nothing has been done.

            We all get our info from what we read and see in news videos. EVERY informed analysis is that Sessions is useless. People who imagine Sessions is doing stuff in secret are dreaming what they want to be true with no evidence. It is not the basis of discussion at all..

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            • wheatietoo says:

              Ah…so the Lack of Evidence, is what you are claiming as “evidence”.

              I thought as much.
              But thanks for admitting it!

              And instead of getting all your info from the Enemedia…why don’t you go to the Justice Dept website and see for yourself, what Sessions has been getting done.

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              • rumpole2 says:

                Are you being deliberately obtuse?

                We are talking about Sessions performance in regard the Corruption in DoJ/FBI etc… not his work on immigration, pot and Ginseng etc.

                I notice nobody has provided a source.. a pundit or political analyst who regards Sessions as any good. They all say he need to go. Trump has tweeted many times that Sessions is doing a bad job.
                People here usually say Trust Trump??

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                • wheatietoo says:

                  Is there a ‘deadline’ on prosecuting the corruption?

                  I was unaware that a deadline had been established.

                  And…uh oh…you called me a name.
                  :::gasp:::
                  Let’s call for an Admin!

                  No wait…it’s okay when you engage in name-calling.
                  Carry on.

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            • A2 says:

              Nor is your what you are arguing. There is plenty of EVIDENCE that the AG is doing his job, you just refuse to see it. He may not be doing it according to your liking which has now become questionable to me. I suggest you by-pass the politicized press and look at the Justice Dept website where you may see all the cases and prosecutions are listed. Those are facts not speculation.

              The AG has said, no more leaks, no more compromising ongoing investigations.

              If anyone is ‘dreaming what they want to be true’ you have made that case instead for yourself in your posts. Why is the question.

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        • Albertus Magnus says:

          What part of respecting others do you not understand? Have your opinions of whoever and whatever you like. However, respecting others means you do not discuss your same gripes, concerns, thoughts all day, everyday. You do not do so to engage or even to inform.

          You do it to agitate and to annoy.

          That is the difference, troll.

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      • I scroll through most of the posts as of late. People we used to call trolls have been given free reign and the repetitive Sessions discussions are just boring. It seems that any time a well documented discussion begins it gets derailed by side topics, mostly the Sessions debate. It is a useless debate at this point. Everyone has made their closing arguments, the jury is out. Time will tell and that’s all there is.

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        • wheatietoo says:

          Totally agree, Al.
          It’s all been said, over and over…and the continued repetition is off-putting.

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        • Luna says:

          I agree. It gets boring reading daily sessions good/sessions bad posts. We shall see. In the meantime it seems like wash, rinse, repeat. We do not know what is going on.

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        • Albertus Magnus says:

          Amen, Al!

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        • 🍺Gunny66 says:

          OK….Let’s play. Rumpole is correct…So let’s go.

          The President and Sundance have stated their disapproval of Sessions on a few occasions.

          Sundance Tweets:
          TheLastRefuge@TheLastRefuge2
          So the Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions, doesn’t know FBI agent Strzok *DID NOT* have his security clearance revoked. AG Sessions was:

          Misinformed?
          Intentionally Misled?
          Or AG Sessions was lying?
          What else is Sessions misled, misinformed, or lying about?
          6:01 PM – Jul 12, 2018

          From the President:

          @realDonaldTrump
          FollowFollow @realDonaldTrump
          More
          The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax continues, all because Jeff Sessions didn’t tell me he was going to recuse himself…I would have quickly picked someone else. So much time and money wasted, so many lives ruined…and Sessions knew better than most that there was No Collusion!

          Donald J. Trump
          ✔@realDonaldTrump
          ….Do you believe Nelly worked for Fusion and her husband STILL WORKS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF “JUSTICE.” I have never seen anything so Rigged in my life. Our A.G. is scared stiff and Missing in Action. It is all starting to be revealed – not pretty. IG Report soon? Witch Hunt!
          1:54 PM – Aug 11, 2018

          The President, Sundance, Rudy, Joe DiGenova, Lou Dobbs, Hannity, hell Joe Dan Gorman and most of our pundits have called for Sessions to go.

          Why the President does not fire him only he knows….but READ this…and absorb.

          The President has been stating and announcing the FAKE NEWS since running for election. He has America recognizing FAKE News and believing in his tweets on Fake News.

          So…..what happens, if the Sessions supporters are correct and the President has not actually meant anything he has stated about Sessions. 64D Chess so to speak.

          So then the President states: ” I was not telling the truth when I did not support Sessions. I was only trying to drain the swamp”.

          Enter a National Pause…..ahhhhh….

          Then the proverbial shit hits the fan. The questions start:
          “So what else was he lying about in his tweets”…What other tweets were some kind of game?”

          Then the MSM goes ballastic. “Cannot trust any of the President’s tweets” A major firestorm….Trump lied…

          If the President is shown not to be truthful in his tweets, it will end his Presidency.
          Our President does not lie.

          Sessions..
          He is the top law enforcement official in the nation.
          2. He wields all the authority and power of the highest law enforcement agency in the nation.
          3. He permitted a criminal (Comey) to remain as the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
          4. He has silently tolerated another criminal (Rosenstein) to remain in place as his #1 deputy.
          5. He has permitted Rosenstein to seat, direct, and support another criminal (Mueller), with an effectively unlimited budget, to attempt a covert framing and overthrow of a duly elected President of the United States.
          6. He has sat on his thumbs for nearly two years while the statute-of-limitations clock ticks away on all the crimes of the Clintons, Comey, Rosenstein, Lynch, Mueller, et al.

          He said nothing about the New Mexico fiasco. Invaders in our country…a child killed…others abused…Session said nothing..

          Sessions should simply apply the law to the facts and advocate for the Presidents policy. He should enforce the rules of DOJ. He should oversee Rosey and make sure he follows the law and rules. He has not done so. Recusal does not prevent him ordering Rosey to follow the rules. Rosey appointing Muelley was clearly outside the rules and he does Nada. Overly broad and vague recusal.

          The Possums Flop. Whining he does not think it is right for A NEW ADMINISTRATION, ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE USA to prosecute the outgoing administration but, he does not seem to have a problem with the old administration prosecuting and trying to destroy the new one. To him it don’t mean nothin’. When the administration is changed by the people the existing agencies change their mission to the new presidents policies. This is the breakdown.

          And most of the Sessions supporters…most of them, not all speak like liberals. The ones not supporting Sessions are stating facts….a lack of action….

          But look at the posts above from the Sessions supporters…snark…personal attacks..blaming non-supporters for things they are posting… Using “guilt” to attempt to make individuals not supporting Sessions to feel badly.

          I have much more on Sessions….now none of us know why the President has not fired him. But we do know a lack of action when we see it.

          So now the Sessions supporters will again start with rumpole and I with the statements like we are dumb…we are spreading discontent…etc

          Give me a break….

          The truth has no agenda. Sessions is doing virtually nothing..

          Our President has stated this on several occasions. I trust our President

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        • Paintingjan says:

          Comment deleted by Admin…

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      • Angry Dumbo says:

        Bring back Pam. : )) We miss you.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

        I agree with you, Wheatietoo. I’m just gonna wait and see. Not waste my breath being itchy with people.

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    • Tesla Coiled says:

      Thank you A2. I am 100% behind everything you stated so eloquently, and often wonder what the motives of the people you reference are.

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    • Tesla Coiled says:

      Comment deleted by Admin…

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      • rumpole2 says:

        So you are slandering me and saying I am drunk?

        I do hope Admin see that 🙂

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        • Tesla Coiled says:

          Yes, I am, in a big way. And, I challenge anyone to find a single post in the time since your “time-out” was lifted that is not an anti-Trump sessions post.

          I am calling you out RumPole. You are an operative. Enemy inside the wire.

          As A2 alluded to previously, where exactly do you live? What country? Who’s payroll are you on?

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          • Tesla Coiled says:

            FATALITY
            (For those who didn’t play Mortal Kombat, it is the kill shot. And, #2, it did die violently.)

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            • 🍺Gunny66 says:

              Tesla….your posts are completely uncalled for. Personal attacks are not allowed here.

              rumpole as well as you and I…all of us have issues……but they are “our” issues…not to make a point about Sessions support or none support

              Tesla…you are the one now that should be banned.
              We were talking about Sessions and you turned it into a personal vendetta.

              Read Sundances Rules of Etiquette: As follows;

              Sundance Rules:

              – Do not attack other commentators with personal attacks. Challenge the argument not the person. Challenge facts and opinion, but remain respectful at all times (even when annoyed or frustrated).

              – Do not feel a counter opinion is not valid. We welcome challenges presented in respectful and intellectually honest ways.

              As with most all of the Sessions supporters above…Using Subjectivity versus Objectivity.

              Objective Statement:

              Is a statement that is completely unbiased.
              It is not touched by the speaker’s previous experiences or tastes.
              It is verifiable by looking up facts or performing mathematical calculations.

              Subjective Statement:

              Is a statement that has been colored by the character of the speaker or writer.
              It often has a basis in reality, but reflects the perspective through which the speaker views reality.
              It cannot be verified using concrete facts and figures.

              Thanks and have a nice day.

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              • Sorry Gunny. But, there is an issue when a single poster, day-after-day, insists on throwing fuel on the Treehouse fire…aka…the Sessions debate.

                NOBODY KNOWS FOR SURE! There are facts and data that can be rationally argued for BOTH cases. But no…some just cannot leave it alone by consistently leaving snide comments…then come the ‘high-five’ comments from others to back it up.

                Objectivity is in the eye of the beholder.

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            • Ad rem says:

              Violent immagery and wild accusations will only get you one thing…..banned. Don’t bother to email.

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          • Albertus Magnus says:

            Comment deleted by Admin…

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        • A2 says:

          I think ‘rum’ and ‘pole’ x2 deserves a Gunny Dangerfield joke.

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          • JasonD says:

            I have a different theory. Rumpole’s obsession with Mr Sessions is clear proof that he is being paid by the DOJ to spread dis-information about the Sessions/Huber counter offensive in order to keep the Swamp’s guard down. This means we will have unlimited evidence trails in their text messages and e-mails as they continue with BAU, just like Strzok/Page/Ohr/Steele et al. The evidence for this assertion is CLEAR, which means its the TRUTH

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            • A2 says:

              I hadn’t thought of that, just had a big question mark at the rabid persistence of his/her posts that were repetitive. In China they call them the 50 cent army, paid to relentless push an agenda.

              It does make a plausible if not probable explanation for his relentless posting. Look above, he counters everyone that posts. I find that unusual. Most people give up or don’t care.

              You may be onto something.

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            • Whether Rumpole is a paid troll or not…we do know that CTH is perhaps one of the most, if not the most, important political blogs on the planet with a very high quality comment section. So, you will not see the weak and lazy trolls at CTH because they would stick out like a sore thumb and be immediately eradicated by AdRem.

              No, only top level trolls would survive here for any period of time…slowly sowing their seeds of division and despair. People who doubt this to be true need to think about what is at stake.

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            • Ad rem says:

              You’re in moderation as well.

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          • Ad rem says:

            Moderation….no need for explanation. Keep it up and banning awaits.

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        • Tesla Coiled says:

          Crickets. Yes, I hope site management is watching / reading.

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    • Lefty says:

      Trump CAN fire Sessions, but if he does, Mueller is just going to use it as more ammo in his making a case for obstruction. Not to mention you run the risk of Sessions stabbing the President in the back on his way out…. Now is not the time to pick a fight with Sessions. if Mueller releases his report soon, and the republicans can hold the house, I have little doubt that Sessions will then be fired…. but now is not the time.

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      • MagaKathryn says:

        I agree. The whole witch hunt is unfortunate, to say the least, but was also unforeseen. As horrible as it is, I actually see it as a good thing. If Mueller were never appointed, we would not be finding out the depth of the corruption at the FBI, DOJ, Hillary, Obama administration and the liberal media, etc.

        I think people also forget that one of the main reasons Trump was elected, was due to our border, illegals, sanctuary policies and the loopholes in our immigration system. Sessions is passionate about that and is fighting an equally fierce battle on that front.

        I’m just not ready to count Sessions out. I think he will be the one to do everything by the book.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      I share your view, A2. At the same time, I irritatingly accept that I do not know and cannot know and I am using my self-discipline, strongly applied, to contain my rage that the guilty are not brought to justice immediately. We have waited too long, in some cases for 30 years. However, winning is winning and it has been magnificent and consistent — I trust President Trump’s timing.

      I also can see the (majority) negative views.

      My gut still likes AG Sessions and I listen to its info. Overriding my gut is my “left-brain” which tells me that if our President was truly finding the AG unfit — and most negative nabobs of nattering….what was the last word? absolutely hate the “record” of our AG — our President wouldn’t waste a single minute before he uttered Fired!

      I thank Cozette for her contribution of positive evidence. It helps to have both sides in depth. We have been innundated by negativities of late.

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  38. Countrywatch says:

    Two great videoclips on this thread of Jeff Sessions addressing the Federalist Society:

    I absolutely believe that all is going as it is meant to and Sessions has done and is doing exactly what is required of him. President Trump knew exactly what he was doing appointing Jeff Sessions.

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  39. citizen817 says:

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  40. andy says:

    title: BOOM

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  41. Piggy says:

    Reminder…When a person receives a security clearance, they have signed many documents giving up their right to free speech. Legally binding and supposedly punishable by law. They have literally signed away their right and can no longer say anything they want.

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  42. fleporeblog says:

    Another great article by Salena Zito!

    From the article linked above:

    NICKELSVILLE, VA – Somewhere between Nickelsville and Bear Wallow Hollow along Virginia state route 71, the remains of a redbrick home smolders on the hillside overlooking the single lane road. Several volunteer firemen sit, drinking water near the remains of the home. It’s over 90 degrees out. The sun and heat are punishing, exaggerating the heaviness of their efforts.

    None of these men will get a paycheck for risking their health and possibly their lives. But that’s okay, that’s not why they do it.

    Perhaps they don’t know what great means.

    Or worse yet, what America means.

    Great is an aspiration — a higher elevation to which you constantly try to take yourself and your countrymen.

    And that greatness resides in our people. It’s visible in the volunteer firefighters, the Good Samaritans, the compassionate, the people in this country hidden in plain sight that do the right thing not for glory, but out of a sense of duty.

    America has never been perfect for all people, but it never stops striving to be that place taking on our shortcomings with protests, church meetings, policy changes and societal upheavals. It often takes too long, it often has setbacks, but at our core, we fundamentally never stop trying.

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  43. citizen817 says:

    Interesting thread:

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  44. Dora says:

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  45. fleporeblog says:

    This Blue Wave 🌊 hysteria that they are pushing is pure crap 💩! This MORON from CBS News shows you exactly why it will never happen. Checkout our President’s approval number in the battleground districts that he has identified.

    Pay very close attention to the data pertaining to the Economy.

    They want you to believe with numbers like that, Democrats are going to somehow flip the House. The NY Post wrote an article on the Moron as well. Look at the nuggets he shares in the article.

    https://nypost.com/2018/08/18/cbs-news-pollster-reveals-why-blue-wave-is-unlikely/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

    From the article linked above:

    “For pollsters, midterms are the most interesting and difficult challenge we face,” Salvanto said.

    Not only must they consider 470 unique races, “there’s never more than a third or at best 40 percent turnout in midterm elections,” he noted. “So we’re looking for a subsample of a subsample” of voters.

    For 2018, the CBS News Battleground Tracker has gathered a panel of nearly 5,700 registered voters. Almost all of them live in the 50 to 60 districts that might switch from Republican to Democrat, or vice versa, in November — the only races that matter, when it comes to control of Congress.

    Salvanto’s polling currently indicates that few House seats will change hands in November — and that the GOP could very well hold its majority in the House. “In this era, a district’s voting patterns from the past tend to stay that way,” Salvanto said. “Not as many partisans today are willing to cross party lines.” Of the nation’s 435 House districts, fully 85 percent will almost certainly stick with its current party affiliation come November, Salvanto projects.

    Choosing the 15 percent of districts that could flip is as much an art as a science, Salvanto said, but “there’s already a consensus forming among pollsters on what districts they are.”

    Even though Republicans have not fared well in special elections so far this cycle, it does look like they will be turning out for the midterms,” Salvanto said. “So far we do not see a large number of Republicans saying they will flip and vote for a Democrat.”

    GOP voters in the past have been much more likely than Democrats to turn up and cast ballots in midterm elections, regardless of each party’s enthusiasm level ahead of Election Day.

    So Democrats are literally betting the House on their ability to capture large numbers of voters who don’t normally vote in midterm elections. “They have to bring new voters in,” Salvanto said.

    “I think we are picking up a shift of more voters looking to national issues,” Salvanto said, a startling departure from the old truism that all politics is local.

    That’s another change that can be chalked up to Trump.

    Negative media coverage actually has the potential to drive GOP turnout to higher-than-average levels in November. “Among Republicans, Trump’s biggest backers feel driven to come to his defense,” Salvanto’s poll finds.

    Moreover, 75 percent of Republicans want their congressional candidates to fall in line with Trump’s agenda, he said, and are not looking for a representative who bucks the president or his policies.

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  46. Dennis Leonard says:

    On a lighter note.Mr Sundance is being quoted on the https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/08/cdl-phd.html#more
    “In a month when truck sales usually are at their lowest in the year.

    Sundance at Conservative Treehouse put it well: “Freight hauling trucks are like the lymphatic system within a healthy economy. As the economy writ large needs to move stuff around, it’s the truckers who git-r-done; and no time in U.S. economic history has there been such a demand for haulers.”

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