October 17th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #636

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1,447 Responses to October 17th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #636

  1. Katherine McCoun says:

    Mulvaney 25:45 begins

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  2. Frbrdskmi says:

    As a Christian it is so difficult to read the news headlines these days. All the corruption, man’s inhumanity to man, the perversion and cruelty poured upon our innocent children, the hatred that is so rampant in our world today. The evilness that is, what I perceive to be the Liberal, Democrst party with their anything goes mentality, their aversion to violence in the place of kindness and human reasoning is almost more than I can fathom. I know God has a purpose and His plan is perfection. Justice may not be attained for evil ones here on earth, but justice, ultimately will be delivered. I know above praying for our country, our world, I can vote to make change. I pray that every American will exercise this Gid given right. Please dont be complacent, don’t expect that polls or news reports are truthful. Every vote counts. God be with us. God bless President Trump, may He bless you sir beyond measure and keep giving you strength and good health to fight the good fight.

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  3. Today, I had the pleasure of attending court in Phoenix, Arizona wherein Honorable Daniel Collins presided. It was the most enjoyable experience. I was so impressed by Judge Collins’ nature and personal kindness, I began researching him. It happens that just a few days ago President Trump nominated him for the Ninth Circuit Court! I just wanted to share a bit of MAGA today.

    Thank you President Trump for MAGA every single day!

    Congratulations Honorable Collins.


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    • MaineCoon says:

      Thank you for this update. Nice to hear of a high character judge.

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      • Thank you for your response MaineCoon. I have been researching Judges in Arizona for retention and it requires so much research. I haven’t had much experience in the court system, but it is important to have the right judges when you need them.

        Have a good night! 😃

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        • MaineCoon says:

          Keep us updated on what you find out!

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        • Kristin says:

          Victorious: I have been doing some research too for the upcoming elections here in AZ and it’s very difficult to find out anything about the way the judges rule. I found a site where at least it mentioned by whom they were appointed in most cases but that is not a guarantee.
          But I am going to the rally in Mesa on Friday!!!


          • Good morning Kristin, I’m glad you too have been doing research. I started out looking for rulings and decided I wouldn’t be able to finish filling out my ballot in time for election.
            I ended up reading some opinions by bloggers and then checked out who appointed those judges. I don’t think there are any guarantees, but we do the best we are able.

            Have fun at the rally! I attended the first rally President Trump (then Candidate Trump) hosted in Phoenix. It was great fun! It was at Phoenix Memorial Coliseum. I would be attending the upcoming rally, but I have my two little grandchildren this weekend.

            🇺🇸 MAGA 🇺🇸


  4. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  5. MaineCoon says:

    A good friend just told me she did Early Voting today and had to wait 2.5 hours the line was so long!!! She voted in Cobb County, Ga, in Marietta. For those that don’t know the area, it’s just north of metro Atlanta. It’s only the 2nd day of early voting. I asked if most people were wearing RED but she only laughed. Us Treep;ers would have noticed that tid bit, but she day say she was hopeful by what she saw. I’ll be earyl voting and will give my update. I hope others will too.

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    • Cobb County is where Newt Gingrich is from. It’s RED. Atlanta is Fulton County and it’s mostly Dems. The Dems keep thinking that they’re going to turn the state blue starting in Fulton County. Not gonna happen. Once you’re out of Atlanta the rest of the state is down to earth flag waving, bible thumping, gun toting deplorables.

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  6. Troublemaker10 says:

    Report: Peter Thiel ‘Put His Money Where His Mouth Is’ with Trump Victory Committee

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  7. mariposa232 says:

    St Michael the archangel , pray for us ! Please God save us from these Demoncrats . Get out and Vote everyone , and pray pray pray .

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  8. rumpole2 says:



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  9. Tseg says:

    Amazing John James for Senate rally in Michigan tonight, 4K in attendance… Don Trump Jr.+ Kimberly Gilfoyle, Kid Rock and special surprise guest Ted Nugent. A fantastic night, and was announced PDT and Kanye will be in town before the election. Also great appearance by Lena Epstein running for MI-11. John James is a special talent… displace Debbie Stabmenow on November 6th!

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  10. Kenji says:

    Hey Sundance! We should change ALL this sites avatars to NPC characters … customizable, of course. Love me some PJW …

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  11. rumpole2 says:

    Richard Goldstein…..ANOTHER BEAUTY!! from Fox News.

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  12. cripto says:

    China’s Ministry of Truth usually issues directives to censor what the media may report. They call them guidelines, but in reality directives (punishment for non-compliance).

    They have recently issued directives, not to censor but to push republication of two particular articles on the so-called US-China ‘trade war’ on social media. It may get posters to up their social credit score by which people live well or not under Big Brother.

    The first article is from Xinhua, “Accounting for China’s Contributions to the World”. ( What is published in Chinese is often quite different than the online English versions, if they appear). The article is to debunk what the President has said and his team about the US subsidizing China’s growth:

    “Some American politicians have described Chinese growth as “driven by U.S. investment in China.” This is not at all true; rather, it is that over one billion Chinese people worked hard. Even when it comes to investing in China, whether it is the flow rate or level of capital stock, the U.S. is not the largest player, let alone the one that “reconstructed China.” According to relevant statistics, since the 1980s, U.S. investment in China has only accounted for about seven to ten percent of foreign investment. On the contrary, the U.S. has made boatloads of money from Chinese investment.”

    The second article to be promoted is “The General Downhill Trend of America Has Not Changed,” from Guangming Net. It is a full blown attack on the President’s Indo-Pacific strategy that I outlined on page one of the comments. It also underscores what I wrote about the promotion of Mao’s essay “On Protracted War” that must have been on Emperor Xi ‘Mao Zedong’ Jinping’s night stand for inspirational bedtime reading.
    (Excerpts too long to post here)

    “In terms of soft power, Trump has dealt a major blow to the image of the U.S. Trump is significantly stretching thin the international strategic reputation that had been accumulated by the U.S. over many years. This is also affecting allies’ strategic expectations and their interactions with the U.S” (You get the gist and tone)

    “Chinese society wants to eradicate the “illness of fearing and worshipping the U.S.”
    In 1938, Mao Zedong wrote his monumental work “On Protracted War” in the caves of northern Shaanxi. He criticized the “rapid victory” and “conquered nation” theories as fallacies, and like a shining light in the endless night, he brought 400 million Chinese to ultimate victory against the Japanese imperialist aggressors. Eighty years later, today’s China is incomparable to the China of the past. In the face of the “Trump offensive,” the descendants of the Yellow Emperor need not blame or belittle themselves, and we should especially not have extravagant hopes that “admitting fear” lets us beg for peace and pity. Of course, we should not be arrogant and conceited. China’s development has entered the “intensive cultivation period.”

    (And ends on how to combat US containment policy something Gen Mattis and the Trump admin has dismissed, but then the Chinese cancelled his visit)

    “As long as China steadily moves forward in accordance with the pace of its own reform and development, and Chinese people become even more resolutely determined, confident, and united in willpower, they will be able to fight off the U.S.’ “bullying,” and realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.”

    Take away, 碰瓷 ( touching porcelain). In other words, this isn’t going to work. The scam has been exposed.

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  13. Bigbadmike says:

    Tomorrow night the Kill Shot against Tester. Friday Night Haller is safe. Saturday, McSally opens up huge lead. Then Wisconsin. Baldwin is toast. Watch for next Rally. Bet it will be Michigan next Thursday or Friday with soon to be Senator James. Ted Nugent will be there too. After that, Florida, Scott, Desantis. Nelson and Gillam Rice Krispies. Last week Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey. MAGA. Maybe CA to get Cox over the line. Our President Rocks.

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  14. apfelcobbler says:

    Still looking into the Ballsy Fraud background. CB worked at the Waterfront restaurant in Dewey Beach – a known DC “party town”. Here is a profile of the wild place she chose to work at, and remember, the residents today say that it was much wilder in the 80s:



  15. CNN_sucks says:

    Read from HA, pollsters has not polled states for last 3 weeks? Enthusiasm suppression? I think ReD wave is real.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      Yes, RW is real and Dems know it. That’s why Rachel Maddow and friends are yammering now about “Voter Suppression”.

      They’ll put that out as soon as Repubs win everywhere. It’ll be the next “Russia! Russia! Russia!”


  16. phoenixRising says:

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    • treehouseron says:

      We’re gong to gain Senate seats… AND house seats. All of this “Oh we’re only going to lose a few House seats” is nonsense. We’re going to GAIN house seats.

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      • I agree treehouseron; it’s a different time, a different culture, a different President and he has one of thee best pollsters as his senior adviser.
        Remember all political camps have their internal polls; both sides know what is going on and what we are watching is strategy and a lot of theater.

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        • treehouseron says:

          Exactly! The democrats are losing their mind for a reason! They all know what’s up.

          President Trump said the other day that something big was happening. This is likely what Kelly Anne is telling him regarding polls.

          We’re about to make history!

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  17. phoenixRising says:

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  18. OpenMind says:

    update from port st joe. our house from 1964 has been gutted of drywall and flooring. all furniture removed. three large trees curious and moved. power restored. tight shingle roof and storm shutters saved concrete block house, but storm surge destroyed the interior. sleeping in tent. plenty of food and water. will rebuild the destroyed homes on pilings. crews of college kids fitted senior citizens’home next door today. true Americans. we need more labor. retired military and able bodies retirees welcome. problem is schools destroyed, so how can families stay to help elderly neighbors. my 6 year old cant run the streets. wife back to work tomorrow.
    my home office gone. client keeping me on payroll while I rebuild. Damn fine company. back to the tent. thanks cth.

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  19. Has anyone else read about this?

    Operation Choke Point was a plot by President Obama’s Department of Justice, the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and other government agencies to cut off banking and financial services for small businesses and industries that they deemed to be political enemies or otherwise undesirable.

    Some of these businesses included gun stores, ammunition shops, fireworks stores, small dollar lenders, and home-based charities.


    sounds like a dress rehearsal for multi-agency ops against American citizens.

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  20. OpenMind says:

    tent hot. another thought. before I unplugged and came to “paradise”, I used to get assigned federal criminal defense cases, notwithstanding that I was a banking generalist. I saw 18 year olds go away for 10-plus years on multiple count felonies. i would have thought leaking numerous SARs, which I used to draft at times when the BSAs (bank secrecy act officers) were particularly concerned, would result in multiple felony charges and decades old imprisonment. the system isn’t working. the swamp is working the system. got a sleep. harping roofs tomorrow. oh, and mantras of us insured against this stprm, left, returned, and will rebuild. our flood and hurricane insurance, for most, is private, expensive, and unsubsidized, as it should be. just something folks should keep in mind when mouthing off. a log ttruck could hit any of our cars, or yours, tomorrow. you’re insured, presumably, but it doesn’t mean you’re an idiot if you drive a car.


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