November 19th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #669

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  1. Sandra-VA says:

    “Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ANDREEA DUMITRU, a/k/a “Andreea Dumitru Parcalaboiu,” an immigration attorney based in Queens, New York, was found guilty today in Manhattan federal court of asylum fraud, making false statements to immigration authorities, and aggravated identity theft following a two-week trial before United States District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan.

    Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “Andreea Dumitru, an immigration attorney, scammed the asylum program, which was designed to provide safe harbor for the world’s most vulnerable people. She will now serve time in prison for her crimes.”

    According to the Superseding Indictment, other filings in Manhattan federal court, and the evidence presented at trial:

    Between March 27, 2013, and 2017, DUMITRU operated a scheme to submit fraudulent I-589 Forms in connection with applications for asylum. Specifically, DUMITRU submitted over 100 applications in which she knowingly made false statements and representations about, among other things, the applicants’ personal narratives of alleged persecution, criminal histories, and travel histories. DUMITRU deliberately fabricated detailed personal stories of purported mistreatment of her clients, forged her clients’ signatures, and falsely notarized affidavits. “

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  2. NJF says:

    Feel good story of the day.

    Ernie, a World War II veteran, first came to the restaurant about a year ago. He comes back nearly every day of the week.

    While Ernie sits down to enjoy his meal, he’s joined by other employees who take him up in conversation.

    “All of us take turns sitting with him and eating with him,” said team leader Amy Chambliss. “We just enjoy his company.”

    “He’s just so warm,” Luebbert said. “Anytime you take his food to him, he’d ask how we were doing, and then it got to where we just formed a friendship.”

    Full article at the link

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    • G. Combs says:

      And in our town the local gas/diner kicked out a similar guy.

      He is lonely and since his wife died he became a fixture at our small town gas/diner. The tables are never full and everyone goes over to set awhile and speak with him. Now he has been told he has to eat and then get the h… out! Many of us are P.O.ed

      Yesterday I went by to see him sitting in his car in the parking lot in the cold. I asked when he was headed home and he said — Oh in a while…..

      It makes me cry.


  3. youme says:

    I see another nation wide injunction…

    A Federal Judge Questions The Legal Basis For Trump’s New Policy On Asylum Seekers

    “What’s left of that congressional intent?” US District Judge Jon Tigar asked as he questioned government attorneys about a policy that requires migrants to seek asylum only at ports of entry.

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  4. Sandra-VA says:

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  5. duchess01 says:

    News | The White House – 11/17, 11/18, and 11/19/2018

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  6. youme says:

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  7. youme says:

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  8. agentcommonsense says:

    My not nice thought for today

    I wish Maria Harf would wake up tomorrow with permanent non reversible laryngitis

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  9. dogsmaw says:

    This is a totally unique outlook about those liberals…Enjoy 🤪

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  10. We let them is and they bring their commie ideas with them. Just like the North Easterners and Californians that move south and then vote for the same things that have run away from.

    Democratic 2020 Candidate Pushes US Govt-Sponsored ‘Social Credit’ System Like China’s

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  11. lawrencepaul1 says:


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  12. MAGAbear says:

    The GOP really needs to study what the demonrats are doing with mail in/absentee ballots. Mia Love pulled ahead by over 1200 votes earlier today only to have Salt Lake County put the dimm ahead by over 700 votes later in the day. It’s like they just wait it out to see how many votes are needed and poof, there they are.

    Amazing how the last votes counted always break for the dimms. Pure luck I’m sure.

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    • PremAmericaReturns says:

      At this point I’m glad she found a way to lose.

      If she pulls out a win it’ll be used to ridicule the President.

      He said she lost. I want her to lose. Period.

      Who cares about one extra Congressional seats at this point.

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      • MAGAbear says:

        I never want to see anyone who identifies with the demonrat party win. Ever.

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        • PremAmericaReturns says:

          You have a choice of two Demons.

          Pick one.

          At least the Demoncrat is a sworn enemy.

          Demopublicans like Mia Love stab the President in the back.

          That seat will be Republican in two years. And it won’t be a virtue signal.

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          • Dutchman says:

            For POTUS and the MAGA agenda, having Rinos in Congress, is like having France as an ally, in a war.

            ALL Rinos who lost, good riddance.
            Better the devil, and all that.

            Besides, let the Marxists, old guard vs. Young turks, fight it out. Marxists gotta marxist.

            Every time VSGDJT goes up against Dem leadership in Congress, he bloodies their noses, and they don’t lay a glove on him.


            • MAGAbear says:

              Without getting to 218 in the House, you lose control of being able to implement the MAGA agenda. If you think you’re going to get there without a few RINO’s in the mix, you’re not living in reality.


  13. Dutchman says:

    Globalism is the latest iteration of marxism, developed to answer the most frequent, although not only, critisism of marxism;
    “From Jamestown colony, to Soviet Union, to Venezuela, marxism has,FAILED, every time its been tried.

    Their answer is,,”Ah, but if we had control of the whole world, and ALL its resources, THEN we could make it work!”

    Which is just like the old joke;
    “But Joe, we’ll lose a dollar, on every widget we sell!”

    Joe: “Thats o.k., we’ll make it up in VOLUME!”

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  14. kea says:

    WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Fails to Name Three Branches of Government

    Homeschool your kids!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. patrickhenrycensored says:
  16. NJF says:

    Popcorn time.

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  17. kea says:

    Rep.-Elect Ilhan Omar Says She’ll Work To Lift Ban On Religious Headwear In Congress

    Now the article is crap but the comments are sooooo telling!!!


    ‘check your religion at the door’


    ‘her most urgent priority is the head scarf “hijab”, not well fare, not poverty, no immigration, not helping her fellow Somali’s assimilation in the new country, but rather the hijab’

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  18. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  19. I have been done with Hollywood for decades. I never go to movies, and if by some fluke they do turn out something worth watching I will wait until a used DVD becomes available of Ebay. I care not how long I have to wait, they do not get one cent of my money.

    Hollywood Actors Threaten To Boycott Georgia After Democrat’s Loss

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    • kea says:

      Same. I am so sick of hollywood. I stopped buying DVDs a while ago.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Most city libraries keep a nice collection of DVDs. Most city library systems have a “call” system through which one may go online, reserve a DVD or book, have it sent to the library of one’s choice and then be notified when it is in the hold section ready to be picked up. Convenient, $0 spent and other than encouraging the library to order the dvds and keep a wide selection, no money to Hollywood.

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        Yes we did that also when we lived near to a large enough library.

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        • SMP Belltown says:

          I think that the Kanopy web service is used by a lot of libraries, and has a surprisingly diverse list of on-line films for viewing. You can view about 5 features every month per library card number. They might even provide access for more remote users. Like most streaming video sources, you’d need a DSL-speed connection or faster to use it, though.

          Sadly, the Filmstruck service is going away soon, and the complete Criterion Collection will be off-line for a while.

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      • Dutchman says:

        All sorts of sources for dvd’s, and even videos, where hollywood doesn’t get any $.
        Even small branch libraries can order, yard sales, swap meets, thrift stores, used dvd stores, craigslist and e-bay.
        Can also by syndicated (older) tv series.

        I get extra enjoyment watching say,..robert deniro movie, cause A) he IS a good actor, especially at playing a sociopath, which he often does B) KNOWING, as I’m watching it, that he isn’t getting one penny, nor are the networks, or cable or satelite.

        We have both VCR and DVD player, as often the VCR tapes are much less than the DVD’s.

        Don’t miss movie theaters at all. Wife and I can’t sit that long, (health issues).
        And, we can pause it whenever we want.

        I get all the ‘news’I need, on my phone from CTH, AmericanThinker, a few others.

        I urge everyone to cut the cord, you’ll be glad you did.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I have seen over 500 movies in the theaters over the past 4 years, but none in the last 3 months. I think I successfully cut off the theater habit at least.

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    • kea says:

      You know I just saw alyssa milano tweeting like crazy. First she’s yelling about her home in CA now its all anti Trump. Mocking him and us. Trying to get the wall to be stopped. Pushing for illegals instead of helping CA fire victims.

      Talking about being mentally ill (which does not shock me at all)

      But then she has this what it means to be a Dem at top and telling us to move past the flag flying. And when I see something like this. I know its no point to even tweet at her (waste of good time) but I sit back and think keep on hating, the rest of us are enjoying our lift.

      Very hate filled people.

      One person even asked if she’s worried about getting jobs. And she arrogantly says she has a netflix show, a movie and a ‘multi million dollar clothing company’ which just made me laugh.

      Enjoy yourself hollywood. I will not be buying DVD’s anytime soon. I stick to the library.

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  20. BillRiser says:


    Larger turnout for house races than Governor Race Gov R won by 12,422 vs House Race won by D 185,620!

    Total Registered Voters 1,558,988

    Total votes in Orange County House races:
    Democrat: 776,218*
    Republican: 590,598
    TOTAL 1,366,816 87% TURNOUT
    Dems won by 185,620

    Orange County Governor’s race:
    Republican John Cox 489,249 (497,002) *
    Democrat Gavin Newsom 476,827 (487,704)
    TOTAL: 966,076 61.9%
    Cox R won by 12,422 votes

    Same type results in Az. race!!

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    • PremAmericaReturns says:

      If you live in Orange County and you looked at your tax bill and you saw what getting rid of the real estate tax deduction did……

      Ditto in New Jersey and Northern Virginia.

      People DID vote their pocketbook.


      • BillRiser says:

        So you vote in more democrats to raise your real estate tax more to pay for more illegals?
        You need to take control of your state to lower your taxes.

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      • MAGADJT says:

        So they voted for socialist dems to protest a GOP congress making a common sense adjustment to the tax laws? And by doing so they’ve invited tax increases that will make reducing the state & local deductions look like child’s play. That is funny right there, I don’t care who you are, and not surprising given the voting habits of those two states.

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      • Bigbadmike says:

        Yeah. And for a little less McMansion and a lot more land, you can live in Indiana and pay $80 a year in property taxes. Hey, who’s the new Senator from Indiana? And there wasn’t even a recount.


      • covfefe999 says:

        If you live in Orange County and you looked at your tax bill and you saw what getting rid of the real estate tax deduction did

        Why were states with high property taxes taking advantage of the federal deduction? Seems those states should figure out a way to lower their property taxes. Electing Dems isn’t going to fix that.

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        • rf121 says:

          CA real estate taxes are not really that high. But when the average house price is around $750,000 for a shack you are going to be paying a lot of taxes even at 1%.


    • Robert Smith says:

      Is anyone going to legally contest at least some aspect of these races?


  21. apfelcobbler says:

    We passed a landmark yesterday, and learned a lot!

    Stalwell represents the government with his language – heck, he is the government. His language was hyperbolic violence. He was saying (in a hyperbolic symbolic way) that the government has the firepower to outlast citizens who refuse to submit to government demands.

    What he let slip (or, rather, this IS his state of mind, as a power-crazed liberal tyrant) is the government would be willing to apply unlimited force to win. The underlying message is there will be no compromise, once the political process fails. THAT is not hyperbole.

    No serious person took his remark literally – that would be missing the larger point. So naturally the left claims “innocence” in this case, as if that dispensed with the underlying message. People on the right are being taken off TwitFace left and right for far less hyperbolic statements and even empty symbolism. It’s clear the left selectively demands censorship only when the “threat” is applies to a more powerful player, or the State.

    Everyday it’s more difficult to detect sunlight between TwitFace and the government’s agenda. It’s inevitable they both set their sights on the Second Amendment. They can’t help themselves grasping all power – it’s who they are.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      That is interesting. From a lawfare article:

      Miller’s appeal asks the D.C. Circuit to consider three issues:

      1. Whether Congress, under the Appointments Clause of Article II, § 2, of the U.S. Constitution, “established by law” the appointment of a private attorney to serve as a special counsel as an “Officer of the United States.”

      2. Whether Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III (the “Special Counsel”) was unconstitutionally appointed because he is a “principal officer” under the Appointments Clause of Article II, and thus was required to be—but was not— appointed by the President with the Advice and Consent of the Senate.

      3. Whether Congress “by Law vest[ed] the Appointment” of the Special Counsel as an “inferior Officer []” in “Head of the [Justice] Department[ ],” and thus, under the “Excepting Clause,” was unconstitutionally appointed because he was required to be—but was not—appointed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions rather than by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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  22. JX says:

    New Jersey is doling out $2.1 million in taxpayer money to groups to provide legal help to illegal aliens facing deportation.


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  23. motreehouse says:

    Lou Dobbs show from tonight

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  24. LBB says:

    I was checking why the hashtag #lockherup was trending. Seems this time it is Ivanka related.
    But the story is just recycling of old news. This (using personal email account) was all written about a year ago (Sept-Oct 2017). As far as I know it was resolved / clarified and any gov’t related were sent for historical record.
    Just a FYI .


  25. Robert Smith says:

    Newsweek writer Nina Burleigh claimed Saturday that almost every person she has heard of who owns an AR-15 rifle “has been a mass murderer.”

    And “based on Twitter sample the rest of them are scarily paranoid,” Burleigh tweeted.


    • DT2020 says:

      2017 crime stats revealed that more people were killed by hammers and other blunt objects than all typed of rifles combined (assault and hunting). Shall we not ban hammers and blunt objects?

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    • iswhatitis says:

      Newsweek writer Nina Burleigh claimed Saturday that almost every person she has heard of who owns an AR-15 rifle “has been a mass murderer.”


      What a completely meaningless metric.

      If Burleigh had only heard of one single person ever that owned an AR-15 and that one person was a mass shooter from the news – then the statement is true – but has NO MEANING WHATSOEVER.

      Maybe someone else happens to know twenty people that own them, and none of them is a mass shooter. Then they have 20 times the knowledge of the subject as Burleigh. Or 100. Or one thousand.

      Seems like a typical Left-logic fail to hold up as a “standard” one’s personal lack of knowledge of a topic as somehow indicative of the common situation.

      What utter crap. Utter bollocks.


  26. Dutchman says:

    If mitch sneezes, ducey gets a cold.


  27. G. Combs says:

    Dutchman says:
    “Globalism is the latest iteration of marxism, developed to answer the most frequent, although not only, critisism of marxism;
    “From Jamestown colony, to Soviet Union, to Venezuela, marxism has,FAILED, every time its been tried….”


    The actual thinking is: ‘For a thousand years feudalism worked in Europe. Yes it was a stagnant period called the Dark Ages, but it WORKED!’


    Because there was no example of another option. There was no other nation pulling the best and brightest and strongest to them — The USA.

    The enemy of Marxism (Neo-feudalism) is NOT the Aristocracy/elite but the MIDDLE CLASS! aka ‘the bourgeoisie.’

    The bourgeoisie, wherever it has got the upper hand, has put an end to all feudal, patriarchal, idyllic relations. It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his ‘natural superiors,’ and has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, callous ‘cash payment.’ It has drowned the most heavenly ecstasies of religious fervor, of chivalrous enthusiasm, of philistine sentimentalism, in the icy water of egotistical calculation. It has resolved personal worth into exchange value, and in place of the numberless indefeasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom—Free Trade. In one word, for exploitation, veiled by religious and political illusions, it has substituted naked, shameless, direct, brutal exploitation.

    The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every occupation hitherto honored and looked up to with reverent awe. It has converted the physician, the lawyer, the priest, the poet, the man of science, into its paid wage laborers.” [ <=== This is why academia is on board with Marxism, they want the 'halo' and worship back.]
    ― Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto


    • G. Combs says:

      Let’s take that a bit further. One of the major gripes I have is everyone fights USING THE MARXIST talking points.

      For example the 2nd Amendment is NOT about hunting rights or even personal safety, IT IS ABOUT PREVENTING TYRANY! Yet people like Dan Bongino fight on the marxist talking point of ‘ personal safety’ instead of switching the conversation to what the 2nd is really about.

      And our Founders knew this!

      “Political Power grows out of the barrel of a gun” – Mao Zedong

      ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️
      1911 Turkey Gun control — from 1915 to 1917 – 1.5 million Arminans killed
      1935 China gun control — from 1948 to 1952 – 20 million killed
      1938 Germany Gun control — from 1935 to 1945 – 20,946,000 murdered.
      1956 Cambodia gun control — from 1975 to 1977 – 1 to 2 million educated people murdered.
      1964 Guatamala Gun Control — from 1964 to 1981 – 100,000 Mayan Indians killed.
      1970 Uganda gun control in — from 1971 to 1979 – 300,000 Christians killed, a total of 2 to 3 million murdered.
      ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️


    • G. Combs says:

      The other talking point Dan Bongino flubs is the Tax the RICH talking point of the Marxists

      Hate to tell you Dan but our system has been specifically REDESIGNED since 1913 to TAX the MIDDLE CLASS and NOT tax the Ultra rich.

      Note the US tax is on WAGES so it is NOT the ‘rich’ but the upper middle class who is taxed at the highest rate.

      The Ultra wealthy DO NOT WORK, they OWN corporations instead.

      Tax on Dividends
      “The 15 percent rate applied if you fell into any of the 25 through 35 percent tax brackets, and you would pay 20 percent on qualified dividends if you were in the 39.6 percent bracket. You’d be in this highest bracket if your taxable income was more than $418,400 as of 2017.” That is a dividend income over $418,400.

      By having a untaxed foundation ‘OWN’ the stock, the wealthy avoid those higher brackets while the foundation ‘owns’ the homes and condos around the world as well as the aircraft, boats, cars and other goodies the family of the wealthy use. (Think Chelsea Clinton’s wedding… 😣 ) There are of course other ‘loopholes’ that the Ultra-wealthy use.

      Even if you don’t bother to hide the income, the maximum is still only TWENTY PERCENT. As someone in a Ocasio-Cortez video noted, Warren Buffet pays 20% while his maid pays 38%.

      Prior to the 16th amendment allowing the Federal Government to directly tax the population, most federal government tax revenues came from TARIFFS — Taxes on imported LUXURY GOOD. The goods the RICH would buy thus taxing the RICH.

      This system kept the federal government small and generally kept the USA OUT OF FOREIGN WARS…

      As soon as the 16th was ratified, and the Banksters gained control of the US press in 1915 the USA was drawn into WAR. Wars funded by the American people.

      A partial list of the foreign wars showing the USA has almost continuously been engaged in Foreign Wars.
      Occupation of Nicaragua -1912 to 1933
      Occupation of Veracruz – 1914
      Occupation of Haiti – 1915 to 1934
      Occupation of the Dominican Republic – 1916 to 1924
      WWI – 1914 to 1918
      Russian Civil War – 1918 to 1920 [Note that Wiki has the USA fighting AGAINST the Bolsheviks yet the US Federal Reserve was FUNDING the Bolsheviks Note that the WIN by the Marxist Bolsheviks led to most of the rest of the 20th century wars
      WWII – 1939 to 1945
      Laotian Civil War – 1953 to 1975
      Korean war Fought from June 1950 to July 1953 but still ongoing with American troops in South Korea
      Vietnam War – 1955 to 1975
      Communist insurgency in Thailand – 1965 to 1983
      Dominican Civil war – 1965 to 1966
      Cambodian Civil War – 1967 to 1975
      War in South Zaire – 1978
      Gulf of Sidra encounter – 1981
      Lebanese Civil War – 1982 to 1984
      Invasion of Grenada – 1983
      Tanker War – 1987 to 1988
      Invasion of Panama – 1989 to 1990
      Gulf War – 1990 to 1991
      And it continues from there…


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