January 11th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #722

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1,114 Responses to January 11th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #722

  1. Green Gas says:

    Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) Tweeted:
    NEW: Democracy Integrity Project, the non-profit linked to Fusion GPS, Chris Steele and Soros, worked on a 2018 mid-term project with New Knowledge, the tech firm implicated in the Alabama ‘false flag’ operation. https://t.co/IPKXRSKm22 via @dailycaller https://twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status/1083540809352445954?s=17

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  2. Publius2016 says:

    for 2020 Election, be prepared to need multiple devices for communication…looks like social media will bring everything they have at their disposal to disrupt free exchange of ideas.

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  3. Publius2016 says:

    its happening! slowly but surely…the TRUTH: RBG is unable to return…3rd Trump Supreme, please…

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    • The old Karma double whammy for the Dems. First the shutdown is DESTROYING them with all but the very leftist part of their base ( that would be the incredibly stupid, easily manipulated, or bat shit crazy part). Second when ol Ruthie meets her infernal reward (soon if not already and we just aren’t being allowed to know it yet), that will give Trump ANOTHER SCOTUS justice. This one (probably Amy Coney-Barrett) will not only be the EXACT polar opposite of ol Ruthie, but she will make Kavanaugh and Gorsich look liberal. Yes, she is THAT conservative, plus she is a WOMAN. LOL, no Dr. Ford’s for her. They will have a “OH SHIT” moment. Then, we they try to ramp up impeachment, when they are at their MOST lathered and psyched up, THEN Trump will declass it all and literally CRUSH them ALL.

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    • thetrain2016 says:

      Even if she kicks the bucket, it makes no difference. Just follow the old Democrat tradition, vote from the grave…

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    • Brant says:

      RBG viability is on public display at state of the union. They can’t fake that. I don’t wish ill on anyone, but I’m glad her latest “issues” happened before the state of the union. After? And it would be months before her demise was admitted.

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  4. Dora says:

    Sorry, I Don’t Feel Sorry For Furloughed Feds

    The term government shutdown is tautological.

    Now that the nation has heard the President explain how he wants to address our immigration crisis, and we have all enjoyed the comic relief offered by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in lieu of a serious response, the media have launched a propaganda campaign they hope will pull the Democrats from the ditch they have driven into regarding “the wall.”

    https://spectator.org/sorry-i-dont-feel-sorry-for-furloughed-feds/

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    • Publius2016 says:

      there was ample warning…this one can go to April 15!

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    • paulraven1 says:

      Trump has been offering the perfect answer to the media’s mewling meme, “what about the pain to the federal workers going without pay.” He deflects to the real pain of victims of illegal immigration.

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      • Publius2016 says:

        tremendous! really takes the Fake News to task…btw, everyone else could only be so lucky: Guaranteed Back Pay! https://nypost.com/2019/01/10/federal-workers-brace-for-first-missed-paycheck-amid-shutdown/

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      • Sentient says:

        There’s been a shutdown about every two years, on average. If you work for the government, plan accordingly.

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      • rashomon says:

        I believe today is the first pay period where non-essential workers will not receive a check. If you listen to the workers picketing in downtown Chicago, you would think they have been laid off for months without a dollar. So glad they don’t work in the private sector where businesses close all the time, sometimes from idiotic government regulations that squeeze the company dry.

        What happened to the advice of keeping living expenses sufficient to cover 6 – 9 months in a low-risk savings account before splurging on any non-essential items? First advice a worker should learn is to be prepare for the unknown emergency.

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        • Rami says:

          Also..are they not Unionized workers? Is that not what the Union is for? To help workers who are furloughed by strikes or maybe disasters? I know years ago when I worked for BellSouth the Union could and DID help workers who were out of work through no fault of their own. Just curious.

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          • Bendix says:

            There are all kinds of solutions to help the actual workers.
            New York State has played this game on the back of the lowest paid, most necessary workers, for decades.
            I believe one time the workers were even paid in scrip, which many local businesses agreed to honor.
            BTW, it’s been Democrat governors as well as Republican ones, if not more so, who have kicked their own workers in the teeth.
            I could tell you tales about the Cuomos, but that’s for another time.

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      • snarkybeach says:

        Yahoo News has yet another poor government worker story on it’s front page. She “works” for the EPA and just bought a house and doesn’t know how she & her furloughed hubby will pay the mortgage [cue the violins.] 90% of the comments are not sympathetic…

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        • webgirlpdx says:

          If she’s too stupid to call her bank lender, then she’s beyond help..

          Other note: I found it interesting that Joe Manchin is donating his salary to a WV food bank etc. Where was he when he let Obama destroy the coal industry which cost permanent jobs?

          Poor Feddies……who will get their back pay. My country is much more important than you are.

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        • Bendix says:

          One thing that tends to make people unsympathetic, is the fact that nowadays it is often the case that people with government jobs can afford to buy homes, where others cannot.
          I know not everyone can afford to do so, due to our messed up economy, but what happened to the idea, recommended by many financial advisors, of having 3-6 months income salted away in case of unforeseen calamities?
          It is called “financial planning”?
          Again, I know that many Americans can’t do this, but I also know of many, many instances where a person makes a new financial commitment based on their income, when they could have and should have saved something up first.

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          • snarkybeach says:

            every story has a line in it where the government worker “has just bought a house and is living paycheck to paycheck.” it all reeks of fiction. I’m waiting for the infamous anonymous sources to weigh in.

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    • StanH says:

      Exactly! When we in flyover country were decimated by GATT/NAFTA and literally tens of thousands of companies vacated the USA for the NWO, all we heard from the swamp was too bad. The word was, “we are moving away from a manufacturing base to a service industry,” a new job at a fast food restaurant.

      Erudite jerks like George Will would argue incessantly that when the automobile came on the scene that the buggy whip industry began to complain. Of course this blatantly overlooks the fact that we manufactured the automobile. It wasn’t the owner of the buggy whip maker that mattered, but the people that worked for the buggy whip maker. Suddenly with the automobile the number of employees magnified by an order of magnitude that makes the comparison absurd.

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    • Lulu says:

      They are overpaid, underworked Democrat voters that have never given a thought to the taxpaying American citizens that pay for their generous salaries and retirement at 55.

      They know furloughs can happen – why no emergency funds? Because they are as irresponsible with their own money as they are with yours.

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      • booger71 says:

        Please provide some links or some kind of proof of what you are claiming.

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        • Lulu says:

          Proof that feds should know furloughs happen?

          Proof that feds retire with full pensions in their 50s supplied by American taxpayers?

          Proof that they are overpaid? Well I guess that’s subjective, but since it is routinely reported that they make on average 40% more than private sector taxpaying Americans I’ll stick with overpaid.

          Anecdotally, I know dozens of feds – and not one earns under 100k salary (not including their generous benefits). I only know 3 that make under 120k a year so yes I’d say in my experience they are overpaid.

          As to their concern for the rest of America they work for agencies that destroy the lives and businesses of taxpaying Americans – see EPA, DOJ, DOL, etc.

          If you spend any time with residents of the DC metro area, you will quickly learn they have nothing but contempt for the people in fly-over country – the texts by Strozk and Page talking about the people outside the beltway is common language by DC metro inhabitants.

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          • ibobland08 says:

            Lulu, you bring up some good points, but most federal workers do not make $100k. Many federal employees are overpaid, but not all. My agency has a hard time competing with private sector salaries for engineers as an example. We are also a regulatory agency and when people come from the industry we regulate, they take a very large pay cut. As high as 50% in some cases. Generally they come because of the 40 hour work week.

            Also the pension plan today is decent, but it isn’t what it used to be. State and city workers’ pensions are much better, as are many of the private sector pensions that are still around. Personally I’d rather not contribute to it and put my money into my own retirement account because I like to be in control of my money.

            The healthcare plans are nothing to brag about either.

            Washington DC does have a lot of “activist” type progressives in government, maybe even most, but once you get out of DC, federal workers are just normal people who just applied for a bunch of jobs and got hired by the government.

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            • mazziflol says:

              The following table shows the average federal employee salary by state from the state with the lowest average to state with the highest average.

              State Average (adjusted pay)
              WYOMING $63,148.87
              MONTANA $64,420.37
              IDAHO $65,172.64
              SOUTH DAKOTA $65,911.53
              KENTUCKY $68,913.19
              NORTH DAKOTA $70,062.80
              UTAH $70,252.06
              ARIZONA $71,426.44
              MISSISSIPPI $71,473.72
              NEW MEXICO $71,698.00
              MISSOURI $72,551.56
              NEBRASKA $73,387.12
              ARKANSAS $73,516.55
              KANSAS $73,615.66
              IOWA $74,280.25
              INDIANA $74,453.30
              NEVADA $74,516.81
              OREGON $74,547.92
              TENNESSEE $75,740.56
              MAINE $75,759.45
              WISCONSIN $75,785.50
              LOUISIANA $75,999.84
              OKLAHOMA $76,653.58
              HAWAII $77,122.04
              SOUTH CAROLINA $77,134.19
              PENNSYLVANIA $77,295.33
              WEST VIRGINIA $77,937.78
              ALABAMA $78,364.71
              MICHIGAN $80,122.86
              VERMONT $80,132.75
              MINNESOTA $80,669.03
              FLORIDA $80,776.96
              No Data Reported $81,305.65
              TEXAS $81,402.22
              NORTH CAROLINA $81,849.55
              DELAWARE $82,887.88
              OHIO $83,016.96
              WASHINGTON $83,270.20
              ALASKA $85,065.89
              RHODE ISLAND $85,170.58
              NEW YORK $85,819.21
              CALIFORNIA $85,938.54
              COLORADO $86,809.78
              MASSACHUSETTS $87,432.45
              GEORGIA $88,158.38
              ILLINOIS $89,194.30
              NEW HAMPSHIRE $89,514.02
              CONNECTICUT $90,130.75
              NEW JERSEY $94,203.59
              VIRGINIA $102,311.46
              MARYLAND $108,490.57
              DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $115,593.71

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            • Bendix says:

              I think Lulu could say “many” and her comment would be improved.

              I don’t disagree, Lu, with a lot of what you said, or your right to say so, I just think you are being overly broad in painting them all with the same brush.

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        • kathyca says:

          Irrefutable proof = I have been alive for many years and have lived in the US the entire time.

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        • lumoc1 says:

          If anyone were to ask for any kind of proof of intelligent reasoning in your comment, you would be completely lost 😉

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      • Koot Katmando says:

        You are wrong. I have family that work for the gov that were on the Trump Train before I was. There are many. Perhaps not many in Washington DC. I think PDT is wrong on the shutdown. I think he is making a big mistake. He blew it when he told Chuck and Nancy he would own the shutdown. I do not think he can shift it, unless he offers up a grand deal that publicly gives both sides a win and is an obvious good choice. I do not see him doing that. Just digging in is not working he needs to make it clear he has offered up a fair compromise that they refuse to take.

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        • Deb says:

          He gave them a deal, secure the border. The Dems refused. Tell that to your family.

          I too have family that work for the Feds. They are all liberal Dems.

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        • Crabby says:

          Re-watch the video of POTUS owning the shutdown. He wanted to own it. In the beginning Pell-oh-see says Trump shutdown, POTUS leans in and asked he to repeat it, she knew better but in her conceit (thinking she was smarter) repeated it. The President got that big sh*t eating grin and looked around at everyone like -did you hear that. He knew then she stepped in it and mission accomplished. Re-watch it you will see, HE WANTED TO CREDIT.

          Weigh the cost and the government workers are paying a very small price for a big USA win. You strategy is flawed, maybe because you are weighing a few hundred thousand people sacrificing as important as the needs off 300 million. SO be it.

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        • Crabby says:

          There are many jobs out there, let them get new jobs – I don’t care at all.

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          • Remington.....it says:

            Amen, Crabby. Talk about lazy and inefficient. Talk about overstaffed….Talk about duplicate, overlapping charters. As a WAG, I’d say we have 50% more employees than we actually need. Line them all up, count off by two. All the ones, go back to work. The two’s you’re fired. Go find work in the private sector, if they’ll have you.

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        • Lulu says:

          Well if they support the President they should be willing to make the deep sacrifice of a paid vacation. They all get back pay for sitting on their rears so the whining is embarrassing.

          Washington DC and the surrounding suburban counties in MD and VA voted between 80 and 95 percent for Hillary Clinton. MD and VA are blue states with Democrat Senators and not one GOP House member in the suburbs around DC – so who cares about their voters? I don’t.

          Their votes don’t matter because they will always vote Democrat.

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        • Amy2 says:

          If they are on the Trump train, then they certainly understand what is happening. Teachers who are off during the summer make arrangements regarding their pay. Government workers know there is a possibility of a shutdown; since you have family members who know these happen and they voted for Trump, they should be smart enough to have made some preparations.
          There was no other way to get the wall issue in front of uninformed Americans. Dems aren’t offering any compromise, and they said there would be no wall long before the shutdown. Digging in is THE ONLY RESPONSE.

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        • MostlyRight says:

          Tell your family that the pain of those who lose family members to violence, crime and drugs is worse than the pain of their delay in getting paid a few paychecks, and maybe offer them some zero percent loans if you can. Unfortunately this is the only way the Dems might stand down.

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          • Koot Katmando says:

            I guess I do not think the shutdown will work.

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            • kathyca says:

              Depends on what you mean by “work.” It’s already working if the goal is to continue to red pill people about the Swamp. To me, that has been one of the biggest accomplishments of the Trump presidency. People are seeing every day how corrupt the govt and the media are. The more people who see the strings, the less likely they are to want to go back to the status quo.

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      • Rami says:

        Break out the credit cards like everyone else does.

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        • Bendix says:

          There are so many ways to cope.
          These workers will just have to overwhelm their own representatives, who BTW ARE NOT Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, and tell them to quit letting those two Coastal Elites ruin it for everybody.

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    • Bubby says:

      https://nypost.com/2019/01/10/senate-passes-bill-guaranteeing-back-pay-for-workers-after-shutdown-ends/

      Dora I don’t either. This bill really irritates me. Why do they get back pay for not working? In the public sector we get laid off or downsized and collect unemployment until recalled or rehired. Why can´t they? Why are these overpaid, under worked nonessential government employees with extravagant benefits so special? The Federal government has become nothing more than a giant affirmative action program IMHO!

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    • Proud American from Texas says:

      Many of them are filing for unemployment compensation. Any $$ received should be withheld from future back pay.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Not sure how it would work, but heard an interview on Varney, 2 days ago, that stated Federal Credit Unions will float interest free loans to impacted Federal Employees as was done during past shutdowns..

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    • bluesky says:

      I have a friend that is a contractor for the government. Its a difficult position because she falls into unemployment grey area. I feel bad for her, however I agree with others that workers should have had backup plans – government shutdowns are not new and this one shutdown was completely predictable.

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  5. k4jjj says:

    The immigration system is not “broken.” We do not need “comprehensive immigration reform.” We need ENFORCEMENT of the rational laws already passed. There are legal ways for foreigners to enter the United States and gain citizenship. The real problem is too many America-hating traitors inside the country want NO RESTRICTIONS on foreign trespassers. The real problem is Democrats need millions of ignorant, poor trespassers to vote Democrat to achieve communist goals so they have no interest in a border wall to stop the flood. Also, big corporations need poor, illiterate foreigners to do their manual labor for low pay.

    If American women are being fooled by emotional appeals through Leftist lies to believe every person who is poor and downtrodden should come to America, they should prepare for half the population of Earth to arrive here – BILLIONS of such poor people across the globe would love to move here and will resort to ANY MEANS to do it if our borders remain open.

    Every hour of every day, the USA is becoming more dangerous and Americans are more at risk from violent crime because of this unchecked invasion. We are being overrun with those carrying serious communicable diseases, most of which we had earlier eradicated.

    We will be fighting this desperate horde, hand-to-hand in the streets, if we do not build a strong, southern border wall. America’s inner cities are already not safe for decent people to live in. Look at the homeless enclaves on the sidewalks of major American cities. They are becoming more like Calcutta, India, every day. We have already permitted urban America to be turned into third-world piles of human waste where decent people cannot safely enter.

    “Give me your poor, huddled masses…” about 4 billion of them… and see what happens.

    Is a filthy, lawless America a “compassionate” goal and legacy for our children?

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    • Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

      Internet Post of the Year. God Bless you and yours.

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    • AmericaFirst says:

      I believe we need to end Chain Migration, the Lottery, and so-called Birthright Citizenship. Further, while we like to brag that we are not against LEGAL immigration, I believe we need to drastically cut this too, as well as the student visas and worker visas of all stripes.

      We LEGALLY admit 1.5 million per year. While it probably does not sound like that much in a country of 34X million people, with the chains and anchors and repeated on a yearly basis, it is too much.

      Birthright Citizenship is a bastardized and fairly recent (1983) intentional misinterpretation of the XIVth Amendment, so, technically was not a legislative mistake. They can fix it, but they won’t. Like the “DREAMERS,” “DACA,” it is merely another anti-American method of rewarding illegal behavior. There are no good reasons to do that, only bad ones.

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      • cjzak says:

        I’m right there with you on your ending of those three policies. Do that, build the wall and most of the problems will end for the future.

        Right now, we need a wall and stringent enforcement of our existing immigration laws, which if done, will also limit illegal immigrants from entering. It would make our legal immigrants that much more important and welcome. I pray that this happens soon.

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      • dallasdan says:

        All of your points are reasonable, well-stated, and necessary for the well-being of the nation. Unfortunately, they are also unattainable legislatively, for at least the next two years.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      It is broken. America First rightly mentioned chain migration and birth tourism. That needs to be fixed. The asylum process also needs to be fixed, we should not be letting people go while they wait for their court date. We also need to resolve DACA, whether tell the DACA recipients the program has ended and buh bye, get in line for legal citizenship, or give them a “path”. We also should consider deliberate placement of immigrants to avoid having them take over small towns and entire sections of cities. There are so many examples but Minneapolis is the first to come into my mind, it’s slowly being destroyed by large numbers of third worlders from Somali.

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    • ibobland08 says:

      The legal immigration system is broken. That needs to be reformed as well. It should be merit based, not a lottery that results in us taking in immigrants (and their entire families) from the third world.

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    • Keith Moon says:

      I doubt it’s voters they’re trying to bring in. I don’t think many illegals vote. The intent is to overwhelm and collapse the systems (welfare, Medicare, etc.) like Alinsky said. Then they can assume control over everyone.

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    • gsonFIT says:

      I wonder if any of them dems played Capture The Flag when they were little. If they did they would know open borders don’t work…unless you want to lose.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      No, there are parts of it congress purposely broke with amended laws regarding refugee status and other loop holes that preclude the Border patrol from immediately sending them back across the border. They also broke the parts regarding use of Tax Dollars being used to subsidize illegal immigrants who make it across the border.

      For the most part, existing laws are OK, but congress broke enough of them to actually open the borders. There are legislative fixes needed.

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    • Bendix says:

      If American women are worried about the ADULT MEN rushing our border, they have the same mental health issues as the women who marry convicted felons in prison.
      They need to seek the services of qualified mental health professionals.

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  6. Dora says:

    CNN requests KUSI for local view on the border, declines our reporter after finding out wall works

    SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown.

    https://www.kusi.com/cnn-requests-kusi-for-local-view-on-the-border-declines-our-reporter-after-finding-out-wall-works/

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  7. amwick says:

    From the twitterverse,,, a neat video.. That whole dear diary thing is sweet

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  8. Dora says:

    Instead of a wall, Pelosi wants to repair roads in border region to ‘facilitate immigration’

    And monitor it with a ‘technological wall’

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/instead-of-a-wall-pelosi-wants-to-repair-roads-in-border-region-to-facilitate-immigration

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Well that makes sense. If you’re going to “mow the grass” you need to make sure the maintenance crews can get to where they need to go.

      Pelosi may be a good politician, but she’s an idiot when it comes to just about everything else.

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      • Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

        Maybe after the Wall is built, we’ll allow nutty nancy to cut some of their wasteful spending and hire some of her angels from ms-13, in a rehabilitation program, to mow all that tall grass.

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    • Bendix says:

      That’s just retarded that she even uttered that statement.
      Forgive me, any of you with developmentalyl disabled loved ones.
      It’s just that I don’t have a way to express my utter contempt for her revoltingly bratty, stupid, and obstinate idea.
      BTW, legal immigrants I know, from south of the border, did NOT come here by road.

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  9. PDJT’s hands are and will be tied until there is an honest and aggressive AG who will enforce the current laws on the books and prosecute all corrupt perps regardless of party or administration affiliation. Wishes, hopes, prayers (to some extent….) and suggestions only soothe our own emotions. Meaningful prosecution is the only solution. Until that happens, I believe the President is in great peril. MAGA

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  10. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • mazziflol says:

      Only non essential government is closed…this is obviously essential.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Folks need to keep in mind, there are no rules of evidence in a congressional hearing nor Mueller’s report. The only standard is that any evidence presented cannot be proven to be a lie. There are no standards regarding here-say, unverifiable materials or truth.

      These hearing and the report will include everything not usable in court as “the truth” for media consumption and use by the Democrat Party.

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  11. burnett044 says:

    The wall build it ..no matter what it takes…that is common sense…
    only those that profit from it being open are making excuses…
    just do it.

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  12. thetrain2016 says:

    To get rid of the noise made by some complaining federal workers, the TSA and all other affected Departments should publish “U.S. Government is Hiring” ads…

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    • MS Idaho says:

      Isn’t there a hiring freeze? How about the airlines take care of the safety of their own airplanes & passengers?

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    • Rob Allison says:

      Nice thought, but the fact is they should be told there will be firings of people who aren’t needed. The last thing the government needs to do is hire more people when they already have about a million who are not needed and only costing the taxpayers money. If it were a position of necessity, such as a border patrol position that opens up, then yes, they should be replaced and go ahead and give first chance to interview for it to current federal employees who would be let go otherwise. But even joking about hiring more people in a bloated, bureaucratic system just doesn’t seem funny anymore. We are in so far over our heads financially that there’s little chance we will ever get out of debt. Even with hard work, our grandchildren’s grandchildren will still be paying for our debt.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        There should be an evaluation, every time there is a government shutdown of whether the non-essential workers should be permanently sacked. After all, they are non-essential and shouldn’t the information age be making greater body counts unnecessary?

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    • snarkybeach says:

      the TSA needs to be privatized. Stossel did a show about one airport that used private TSA workers. The agents were happier, caught more contraband and were more cost effective in the long run.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      No, privatize the shut down sections of the government and place them under control of a government agency still in operation.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        It would be nice if were legal to say in the hiring adds, SEIU members need not apply. Yet, a compromise would likely be required to have existing employees be given priority in hiring.

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  13. Jimmney says:

    I’m really hoping Our President starts his State of the Union address off with statistics about illegals and the boarder. Then he goes from that to letting families that are victims to illegals speak.

    Directly after that. I hope he says that’s why today on this very day. I’m declaring a national emergency.To start building the wall.

    How grand would that be to see Zombat Pelosi sitting behind him for the next hour. Not being able to say a damn thing! The facials she would make.

    Afterwards she would be interviewed directly.We all know she can’t think on the fly. Imagine how stupid she and Chuck would look. Let’s all hope!

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  14. lawrencepaul1 says:

    Seems like neocons Pompeo and Bolton don’t get to overrule the President. I suspect they are not very happy about ending an illegal war. Another Obama mistake rectified.

    “We Don’t Take Orders From Bolton”: US Withdrawal From Syria Begins
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-11/we-dont-take-orders-bolton-us-withdrawal-syria-begins

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    • kyblue says:

      Winky posted yesterday about Bolton & Turkey, wanting an expert opinion about Bolton.
      I almost directed him to you, Law, since you explain it so well. 🤓

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      • thedoc00 says:

        Did it ever dawn on you two that Bolton and Pompeo are doing exactly as they are told?? Of course you haven’t because you are stuck in lemming mode. In the past, presidential team members going off the reservation were given clear public warning shots that are lacking in these cases.

        As with all successful executives, the president needs provocateurs to drive opposition information, hence Bolton’s latitude.

        Pompeo has done nothing but act in accordance with the president’s stated direction and policy.

        Open you eyes and minds before spouting your very own necon biases.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          It may be as you say. The other side gets to feel like they had a chance for it to continue before it ends. They get strung along for a while. Trump has a record of doing this – or, people like to try stuff until he shuts it down. Either way, as someone once said he’s the decider.

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        • kyblue says:

          HI docoo & whoa.
          I’ve got nothing against Pompeo. Absolutely nothing. In fact, his Egypt speech was nothing short of brilliant. I’m watching, reading & learning.
          He really seems to be in synch with President Trump.
          As to Bolton, well he is concerning & I’m not real sure he can be trusted. We’ll see, won’t we? Have a great day.

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        I’m no expert. Just an observer of human behavior.
        Winky in an old friend here, from fighting in the trenches back in 2015/16.

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        • kyblue says:

          You do some. Great critical thinking. If you’ll note I said you “explain it so well.”
          you do an excellent job of putting things into perspective. At least for me.
          I’m sure your old friend Winky would have appreciated your insight. Don’t think anyone answered him.

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          • lawrencepaul1 says:

            I try to be objective. Most people seem to find that a difficult thing to do it seems.
            It makes me appear to be a whole lot smarter that I actually am.

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  15. StanH says:

    Look for swamp hysterics to get so loud as to trip off the countries Richter Scales, as our “public” servants could miss a paycheck. The question is, why do they care so much? When the entire swamp couldn’t care a whit when the manufacturing base of America was destroyed. Tens of millions of people where permanently displaced by moving factories overseas.

    Then, the Southern border, starting with Immigration & Nationality Act of 1965 and put on steroids with Simpson-Mazzoli Act 1986, as Ronald Reagan fell prey to the NWO cabal. We have literally had dozens of votes funding a border wall as Reagan was promised, but that was not the plan. We in flyover America were slated for elimination. There was no way to usher in the NWO with a people who think that they were free. They have for the most part the blue hives (American cities) under their control, Gun-Free Zones. The replacement population is pouring in.

    But the hinterlands are wild, we revere God and the 2nd Amendment, or as Barry said too paraphrase, “we cling to our guns and bibles.” This is one thing that idiot got right, these swamp twits should remember this fact.

    President Trump has this exactly right, and is hitting the pressure points of the cabal. Keep up the good work sir, free America sees and appreciates your great sacrifice. Thank you!

    MAGA! …build the wall and build it tall, you need our help just call.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Public servants that get bulletproof job protection, pensions, better pay for similar jobs than private jobs in many cases, AND get back pay for not working? And that haven’t yet lost a paycheck?

      Yeah, stop whining and call Chuck & Nancy.

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      • StanH says:

        That’s the point, in the swamp there is no such thing as public servants any longer. Only parasites killing off the host, in pursuit of the NWO.

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  16. Redhotrugmama says:

    I think that between the Barr nomination and this tweet by the President this am he is starting to get a bit swampy. I don’t like this tweet he just sent. What happened to American workers first? Having wealth with H-1B bullsh#! for 15 plus year I find his tweet VERY upsetting. This alone could prevent me from voting for him

    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1083705208834834433

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    • kathyca says:

      Yes. Definitely vote for Elizabeth Warren, then. That’ll be MUCH better :::eyeroll:::

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    • Redhotrugmama says:

      Based on on replies below it appears you support H1-B visas which takes jobs away from Americans. America first? Not. Our President is making some swampy moves it seems and some in his base seem not to care. Between so many poor appointments and missteps such as supporting H1-B 2020 may not be as easy as some think. And his new AG Barr is definitely very stinky swampy. He will hurt not help PDT. Just one more crappy appointment.

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      • ibobland08 says:

        I think H1B visas are fine, but I think we haven’t made an effort to train American citizens for the jobs that are in demand. I think if we do that and we are still short, then we can think about issuing more H1B visas.

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    • sDee says:

      “President this am he is starting to get a bit swampy.”

      Not swampy at all. Smart. He is again carefully using the lefitsts’ rhetoric against them…… “path to citizenship”

      The H-1B is a work visa, That worker legally obtained the visa in his home country. Trump has already said these will be issued based on need – not diversity. Of course then it is a “path to citizenship” – the only real and legal path there is!!! …….the worker exits the US and reapplies for Permanat Residcy. Later they can apply for citizenship. ALL LEGAL. Just like my father did it!

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    • John B says:

      It’s along the lines of his merit based immigration he talked about on the campaign trail. You can concern troll all you want.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      All this is saying is the most highly qualified are going to get a chance to possibly enter the system towards citizenship. The overall numbers may go down as he is speaking to current H1Bs here.

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  17. bakocarl says:

    Nancy I Am

    I am Nancy, I have the power
    I am Chuck, this is my hour
    We do not like a wall or fence
    As our staff told V.P. Pence

    We do not like them on a street
    We won’t listen, we won’t meet
    We do not like them, they’re just not us
    We have decided, we won’t discuss

    We do not like them by a river
    You’ll get no funds, we won’t deliver
    We do not like them on desert sand
    Like in Berlin, they should be banned

    We do not like them on mountain rock
    We’ll vote against them in a bloc
    We do not like them by a moat
    They stop illegals, we want their votes

    We do not like them here or there
    We do not like them anywhere
    We do not like them, it’s not funny
    We like much more our CoC money

    We do not like them, fence or wall
    They’re too expensive and won’t work at all
    We do not like them, they won’t stop crime
    Don’t listen to the B.P., they’re too easy to climb

    There is no crisis, there is no need
    We’ll never agree, we’ll never concede
    Poor women and kids just want to be free
    They need our welfare and our money

    Drugs, murder, disease, they’re just your lies
    Because it’s immigrants that you despise
    The voters want them but we don’t care
    We’re ruling now, let those peons beware

    We used to like them years ago
    As did Dear Leader, Hussein Obozo
    But just not now, we’re not chumps
    Because the credit would be Trump’s

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  18. youme says:

    If you have older children buy them this book….

    Report from an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug—facts the media have ignored as the United States rushes to legalize cannabis.

    https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Tell-Your-Children/Alex-Berenson/9781982103668

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    • bakocarl says:

      I was taught, now over twenty years ago, that marijuana will impede development of the higher functions of the brain, which are not fully developed until age 24 or 25, give or take.

      “It doesn’t matter how smart teens are or how well they scored on the SAT or ACT. Good judgment isn’t something they can excel in, at least not yet.
      The rational part of a teen’s brain isn’t fully developed and won’t be until age 25 or so.

      In fact, recent research has found that adult and teen brains work differently. Adults think with the prefrontal cortex, the brain’s rational part. This is the part of the brain that responds to situations with good judgment and an awareness of long-term consequences. Teens process information with the amygdala. This is the emotional part.

      In teen’s brains, the connections between the emotional part of the brain and the decision-making center are still developing—and not necessarily at the same rate. That’s why when teens experience overwhelming emotional input, they can’t explain later what they were thinking. They weren’t thinking as much as they were feeling.”

      https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=1&ContentID=3051

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      • Landslide says:

        Ocasio-cortez’s brain must still be using the amygdala for processing.😛

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      • Ken Lawson says:

        bakocarl – I posted the same information here a few months ago and, unfortunately, no one seemed interested. I agree with you totally. And we should ask why kids are considered adult for some things at 18 or 21 and for others, not until they are 26 (i.e.; the law requires insurers to cover them as children until 26 on their parents’ insurance). We should be consistent and, personally, I think they should be considered children until 26 and not have the right to vote or do anything adults can do until their brains are mature.

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      • cjzak says:

        Well now we know why liberalism is called a disease. Self inflicted.

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      • lolli says:

        Can you imagine what all the ADHD, anti-depressants, and anti-anxiety drugs (not to mention the destruction of problem solving skills due to technology) are doing to the brains of our youth?
        I doubt any pharmaceutical companies would allow that information to bs revealed.
        Definitely not saying m.j. is good, just wondering how many variables were ignored.
        And don’t get me started on alcohol abuse.

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      • highdezertgator says:

        The focus has been on IQ and EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is far more important in dealing with life. Your primary senses enter the brain through the spinal cord pass thru the limbic system (we feel there) and then way far over there to our rational mind where decisions are made. Feelings aren’t facts!

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    • Bendix says:

      I know a then adolescent man, who tried marijuana, and had such severe mental problems, lasting for days, that he was forced to tell his mother so she could take him to the doctor.
      He does not touch the stuff, to this day.
      I also know of individuals who shall we say, over-consumed back in the day. In meeting one of them years later, my first thought was “how did I not notice back in high school, that he was mentally impaired?”
      Then I realized that his intellect was just fine. His marijuana use kept him from developing emotionally beyond the age he was when he started using it. He didn’t mature.
      Then there are the “fried”, but most of them didn’t get there by marijuana alone.
      It was certainly a factor, though.

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  19. 🍺Gunny66 says:

    Posted this on the previous page….thought I’d post again..

    I’ve go an idea.

    In my mind, $25 million would “not go very far” for “Building” the wall.

    Yes, a section could be built and dedicated to all the ones who donated etc.

    How about this.

    Take the $25 million and set up a College fund for the child or children of any Border Patrol agent killed in the line of duty by an illegal alien.

    $25 million could go a long way…..and actually…..instead of the fund being stopped if donated to the wall….once built ……..keep the fund going to serve any child who’s parent is killed in the line of duty by an illegal…..

    What do you all think?

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    • bakocarl says:

      Yes. Possibly add Cops’ kids, too. Don’t want to quickly exhaust the $25M . . . just a thought.

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Yep….I was thinking of cops kids also…..the reason I suggested to keep the fund going was to keep from exhausting the fund….

        Hey….$25 million is a good start……

        Thanks Bako…

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    • Mr Spock says:

      Seems like good idea. If, as reported by Byron York, the $5.6 billion will be enough to build roughly 200 miles of wall that works out to about $28 million per mile. Brian Kolfage, who runs the Border Wall GoFundMe effort, keeps teasing a huge announcement any day now about how the funds will be used (frankly the delays are getting a little suspicious). Maybe it will be something like this, who know?

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      Good ideas. But I’d really like powerful automatic weapons which are actually used. A few short bursts would be educational for the invaders.

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    • benifranlkin says:

      build the wall…that’s why people donated…let the Dems pay for college funds

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    • Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

      This, along with the dedicated section of the wall, should be mandatory. God Bless you and yours, Gunny.

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  20. ParteaGirl says:

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  22. Mr Spock says:

    Except for Lou Dobbs I rarely watch Fox Business Network. This morning some Trump hater named Megan McDowell was hosting the Maria Bartiromo show. She and her guests (all seemed to be Trump haters) are predicting a 50% chance of recession by the 2nd half of 2019. Farmers are getting killed by tarrifs, businesses confidence is cratering, hiring will turn to layoffs soon, sell sell sell while you still can. What a downer of a show. Will never watch again.

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    • Zorro says:

      They are trying to destroy confidence in the economy. Trying to get employers and consumers to pull back. These Demosocialists only care for well being of the common man. Sure they do.

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    • LBB says:

      Her name is Tegan, and she is known to be the resident pessimist. I don’t watch when she fills in for Maria. I wonder if Maria realizes the negative impact Tegan brings.

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    • highdezertgator says:

      Married to “economist” hedge fund guy Jonas Max Ferris

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    • Bendix says:

      There was a chance of another, even greater, economic collapse, before Donald Trump even ran for president.
      He’s trying to stave it off.
      Some are downright gleeful at the prospect that the Uniparty may have already wrecked things so bad that we cannot avoid this looming disaster.

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  23. youme says:

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  24. wyntre says:

    Saw this yesterday.

    It really is amusing.

    So now not only that scion of wisdom, Cher, warns Demonrats to back off but so does Donny Deutsch.

    😂😂😂

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    • It is interesting, both Donny boy and Gasparino are NYC people and absolutely hate VSG Trump; they knew him long before he even decided to run as they all were in same business/social society circles. This hatred is from their personal histories and whatever it was, in both cases, it certainly left a mark and neither of them can rationally deal with or accept Donald Trump as President Trump .

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      • Deb says:

        He was an “outsider” who refused to tow the party line. Lack of group think is severely punished among our elites. There’s a reason the Trump’s danced to “My Way” at the inauguration, PDJT has always been his own man.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Cher & Douche are both correct.

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  25. Franklin says:

    Looks like the Senate Communist Party is doubling down on destroying the country our Founders gave us.

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    • FofBW says:

      My childhood generation grew up with “duck and cover” in case of a nuclear attack.

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    • Mr Spock says:

      Dear Dianne…Every year we see millions of people of all ages take to the streets in “March for Life” events. How about you go with that much larger number and end the murder of unborn babies that plagues our nation.

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    • Judith says:

      My generation grew up with RIFLE CLUBS and SHOOTING RANGES right there inside our high schools!

      And guess what? Nobody ever got shot inside our high schools!

      Liked by 7 people

      • 4EDouglas says:

        I had a 30-30 on a rack in my pickup in high school..(locked to the rack)
        No one bothered me.Or anyone else..

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        • StanH says:

          Over weekends during hunting season, sometimes I would go home with a friend. I would bring a 12-16 or 20gauge shotgun with a couple boxes of shells. I would walk into the front of my school and leave the weapon in the principles office. Often the principle would come out of his office, un-case the weapon, and check out the action. Never was there any alarm, it was routine.

          I had several teachers who kept pistols in their desks. This was in the 60s. Subsequently we didn’t have school shootings, not nearly as much fun when the victims shoot back. Flash forward to the Gun Free Zones, fish in a barrel.

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      • Bendix says:

        My school had one. I lived in a city in the Northeast.
        Emptying out the mental hospitals, combined with deliberately turning Americans against each other, have fostered and atmosphere where this kind of thing will occur.

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    • Amy2 says:

      I was just saying last night that we hadn’t heard from Dianne in awhile. ‘wish I could say that again…..Squirrel!

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      • Bendix says:

        We had drills, because they had us frightened of the Commies.
        Yet she employed a Commie in her office.
        The squirrel probably wants us to look the other way, because America is jeering at Chuck and Nancy over their strong resistance to any kind of border security at all.

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  26. wyntre says:

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    • Mr Spock says:

      That picture must be at least 10 years old.

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        • Judith says:

          And.. you just shared something on this blog that prompted a response.

          Pictures and depictions DO matter and there is nothing wrong with pointing this out.

          Why does the Enemedia go to such great lengths to depict our President in an UNflattering light, like the recent Seattle controversy over POTUS immigration speech? Is he bloated and orange and rasping in real life?

          Why was Trayvon Martin “depicted” as he may have looked “ten years ago,” a young child, when the reality was quite different?

          The whole controversy surrounding Ginsberg’s fitness on the bench, in fact, revolves around her CURRENT physical and mental state, which is a cancer-ridden shell of her former self.

          So why the old picture? Could it be more Trayvon-style propaganda? This is an extremely relevant question.

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    • Zorro says:

      The Demosocialists got away with the utter fraud of Blowsy Two Doot Ford except for stopping Kavanaugh. Crime gone unpunished emboldens now crime. The Bible confirms this.

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    • bakocarl says:

      “And you ready for what will ensue?”

      Why yes, YES! And eagerly anticipating it!

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  27. wyntre says:

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  30. Franklin says:

    Senate Introduces Assault Weapons Ban

    Washington—Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today led a group of senators in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, an updated bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines

    https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=press-releases&id=EFC76859-879D-4038-97DD-C577212ED17B

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  31. wyntre says:

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    • FofBW says:

      Personally, I am tired of seeing her face posted everywhere. Not sure what the fascination is.

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    • youme says:

      Reap what you sow…
      House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) encouraged graduates of the University of California Berkeley to be disruptors, using their knowledge and technology to shake up the economic system.

      “Being called a disruptor is a high compliment,” Pelosi said in prepared remarks Saturday. “You here at Berkeley are already disruptors in many ways.”

      Pelosi’s speech came nearly 50 years after students led by Mario Savio occupied a Berkeley building and launched the “free speech movement,” which sought to lift university bans on political activities.

      “Now, it’s all about you — what you can do with your freedom to speak out, with the tools of our time: Instagram and YouTube, Facebook and Twitter,” Pelosi said.

      The California lawmaker urged graduates to tackle problems with income disparity, education quality and climate change. She told them their peers around the world will help, and there’s no need to wait for leaders to act.

      https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/206417-pelosi-tells-grads-be-disruptors

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    • Sloth1963 says:

      Anti-Etabishment? She personifies the establishment in many ways.

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  33. jeans2nd says:

    The Murdoch transformation of Fox is complete. Fox Business has also gone Democrat.
    Listen to the first 1 minute 12 seconds of this vid (do not listen to more…hazardous to mental health…), then plug in the Acosta comic clip from yesterday.

    One suspects Fox is trying to showcase Democrat lunacy. If so, Fox is doing a fine job.
    If not…

    No safe spaces for Conservatives. We create their need for their safe spaces lolol…

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    • dobbsfan says:

      There is an alternative. OAN is conservative.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        There news broadcasts are pretty good and mainly spin free. Their talk shows are amateurish at best and at the Sean Hannity level of shrillness.

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    • Dave Radetsky says:

      Both Fox Business and Fox News are not conservative and haven’t been for a long time. Yes, you will find a conservative host here and there, but the Murdochs have never been on the right. The best thing people can do is turn them off.

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    • sDee says:

      Fox News has always been tightly controlled by globalist Murdoch. Fox puts their pundits on a very long leash but always jerks it in when called upon.

      All media is global. The role of Fox has always been and always will be an illusion of choice.

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  34. LDave says:

    Let’s all start planning a big food drive, just in case the EBT program is halted at the end of February. Give it a name connected to the wall, like “Operation Food Security”, “Securing Nutrition” or “Walling Off Hunger”.

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  35. youme says:

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    • kathyca says:

      Sounds like a way to rationally start to solve the H1-B issue by “shaping the narrative” with honey rather than vinegar. There’s no problem with H1-B in principle. It’s in current practice that’s the problem. Coupled with all of the other pro-America business changes that have come and are coming, proper H1-B practices could be perfectly fine.

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      • Bendix says:

        I think it has to be enforced, if we are to have it at all.
        What Disney did, making employees train their replacements, how was that not a violation?
        They said they encouraged their employees to apply for other jobs.
        So why didn’t they hire the H1-B workers for those unfilled jobs?

        I hate this, we always talk about reforming something which perhaps wouldn’t need reform if they followed existing rules.

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    • Redhotrugmama says:

      If PET supports H1-B he will loose 5 votes from our home. Too many Americans have lost jobs and careers due to H1B let alone negative impacts to recent STEM graduates. He now becomes GOPe. Period.

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      • Clara says:

        Yes, this is a very troubling tweet from President Trump. He seems oblivious to the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of HIGH-SKILLED tech workers, citizens of the U.S., who are having to compete with foreigners for their jobs. This is driving wages way down. That Trump could be unaware of this fact — or indifferent — after so much attention to the issue by Breibart and others, is really inexcusable. This is the most troubling thing I’ve heard him say, quite honestly, in three years.

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        • Deb says:

          The problem is the H1-B visas. The problem is large corporations that abuse them. Like Disney.

          There is an engineering shortage in our country, we need to be able to bring in skilled workers in areas where the jobs can’t be filled by Americans. But we also need to punish companies that fire Americans to hire cheaper foreign labor.

          Conservatives are smart and can see the distinction.

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      • Publius2016 says:

        “you cant alway get what you want…you get what you need…”

        right now, it is pure Lawlessness!

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      • Ivehadit says:

        Trying to sabotage, are we?

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        Who is “PET”?

        You might consider President Trump’s previous commentary on H1-B and that the rules have been toughened. American workers MUST be considered first, the H1-B MUST have skills not available in the US. Lots of new rules in place. There have been several cases already where H1-B visas have been denied because they fail to meet the new stringent requirements.

        You are someone I warned about yesterday. Those who have been here long enough recognize the method you are using 😉

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      • NC Patriot says:

        So vote for a Dem !

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    • alligatriot says:

      To me, this is simply part of the immigration issue. Rules need to revised, then enforced. No cheating just because your friendly lobbyist suggests how rich you could become as a congress critter if would only pass “more favorable” legislation.

      Until the swamp dwellers are in the minority in Washington, all enforcement of rules and laws remain in peril.

      Nothing in the President’s tweet indicates he is advocating wholesale “instant” citizenship for H1B holders.

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    • sDee says:

      “Sounds like trouble for US technology workers”

      This is just hysteria – we need legal immigration. Trump knows that too as the economy expands. The leftist “college for all” indoctrination, and the voter-plantations have left us without crucial skills.

      The H-1B is a work visa, That worker legally obtains the visa in his home country.

      Trump has already said these will be issued based on need – not diversity. Of course then it is a “path to citizenship” – the only real and legal path there is!!! …….the worker exits the US and reapplies for Permanat Residcy. Later they can apply for citizenship. ALL LEGAL.

      My father was an engineer and this was his path to citizenship. He was a patriot.

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  36. citizen817 says:

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    • Ivehadit says:

      Roy Moore was smeared but as I have repeatedly said, he was not as popular as you think and many republicans did not vote for him…obviously. For them, he was an embarrassment. Like it or not, that is the way it was. And remember our VSG president endorsed Luther Strange, the lesser of two evils if you will. There was not a Trump supporting candidate running in Alabama at that time. As of now Trump supporters have ZERO representation in either the House or Senate. Alabama republican party, what say you? We know the answer.

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      • NC Patriot says:

        I say the people from Alabama should have followed POTUS’ lead and voted for Strange We would have had another Senator——–but no—–they knew better!

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  37. Dora says:

    Lift Up Your Hearts: The Democrats Are in a Shambles

    It is time to rekindle our political spirits in this new year, and to take stock of the subjects of encouragement.

    First, the takeover of the House of Representatives by the Democrats was, on balance, not as jarring to the vital organs as was feared. As a figure of horror, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has become almost like Bette Davis, one can believe she just acts the part, though she acts it convincingly.

    https://amgreatness.com/2019/01/10/lift-up-your-hearts-the-democrats-are-in-a-shambles/

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  38. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Mark Warner and the Russians again.

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  39. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  40. roger duroid says:

    800,000 non-essential workers at say, $50,000 a year (this non-essential work is expensive, you know) is $1.5 Billion each two weeks that ultimately will be paid with ZERO productive benefit.

    If the shutdown goes 1 more month, the uniparty will pay $6.0 Billion in “lost” wages for absolutely no productive benefit to the country, more than PDJT wants for the wall that will create jobs and provide safety for the country.

    I trust as some point soon PDJT will explain the math to the MSM.

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    • bakocarl says:

      Non-essential workers and “productive” benefit. Perhaps we will be saving a very large chunk of money that these non-essential workers would have spent during the time of the shutdown.

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    • stymietime says:

      I would argue that there would be zero productive benefit even if they were working.

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    • Dave Radetsky says:

      I wish he could just get rid of “non-essential” workers. After all, if they are non-essential, why are they needed? The fact is that the federal government should do more than the Constitution sets forth. Of course that would mean that most of the federal government would have to be disbanded, and personally I like that thought.

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    • California Joe says:

      Federal employee salaries are about 1% of the budget. The rest of 99% are either defense or welfare handouts. If you fired every government employee it wouldn’t make a dent in the budget!

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    • Amy2 says:

      Roger you’re assuming this was productive BEFORE.

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  41. Green Gas says:

    Trump would have shut it down last year but obama let the military fall to crap, Trump even said as much and is the main reason he has major dislike for him.I seen this coming a mile away anyone caught flat footed on this shut down simply isn’t paying attention .

    >PRESIDENT DONALD Trump : I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our United States military by not funding it properly. It was depleted. Everything was old and tired. And I came in, and I had to fix it. And I’m in the process of spending tremendous amounts of money. So I’ll never forgive him for what he did to our military. I’ll never forgive him for what he did in many other ways, which I’ll talk to you about in the future.

    But what he did — what he did to our military made this country very unsafe for you and you and you. President Donald Trump  signed the omnibus spending bill
    The bipartisan, nearly $1.2 trillion measure comes after weeks of negotiations. The deal puts an additional $15 billion toward Trump’s *planned military buildup .<

    He couldn't shut down the government with a weak ass gay military, and weak ass obama general's ,Muslim sympathisers,

    Oh and btw all that Cohen in Prague, talking with Cummings the original low IQ, and Douglas Letter ,with Pelosi s new rules , duh house and Ol bug eyes pointing at Russians is all muh nothing's, dont even worry about that crap , it's just idiots that will be going around in a circle for a couple of years.

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  42. wtd says:

    Ten reasons the Globalist Elites don’t want THE WALL and do want Trump to fail. @leohohmann

    https://leohohmann.com/2019/01/10/10-reasons-globalist-elites-wont-let-trump-build-the-wall-and-protect-americas-national-security/#more-2431

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  43. litenmaus says:

    Remember when Obamacare was the best thing since sliced cheese? Remember how middle American employees were told by Nancy Pelosi that with Obamacare, everyone could quit their day jobs, become artists, have health insurance and life would be wonderful?

    Why isn’t Nancy Pelosi extolling the great data that must have been collected and letting these furloughed employees know that they have Obamacare, so they should just quit and do something for themselves?

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  44. Dora says:

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  45. alligatriot says:

    Ground report from the front lines of the massive government shutdown.

    Spent yesterday in a National Wildlife Preserve. I went prepared to do my part and carried a box of large garbage bags and gloves to pick up all the litter. During my ten hours within the preserve, I picked up exactly four items.

    The good news was that I encountered two other folks doing the same thing! One of them was a local resident who says he’s been driving through the refuge every couple of days to check on and pick up garbage. The better news is he says most people seem to be picking up after themselves.

    A minor inconvenience was the public restrooms being locked. A printed notice on the door said they couldn’t afford to pay for cleaning during the shutdown so are keeping them locked due to health concerns. On each of the notices, someone had neatly written: “#BUILDTHEWALL”.

    In unrelated information, it was a gorgeous day, even for Florida! Bright blue skies, temperature never got above 60, lots of flora and fauna to photograph and enjoy, had fresh seafood for lunch and can’t wait to go back!

    Stay tuned for more breaking news on the horrors of the government shutdown.

    MAGA

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    • Amy2 says:

      Gonna be a beautiful weekend here in Florida! Which preserve did you go to, and KUDOS for being a stand up citizen!

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      • alligatriot says:

        Amy2, Lower Suwannee. I try to remain standing at all times because at my age if I’m lying down I’m likely to be buried …..

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        • Amy2 says:

          You’re not far from me, I’m in High Springs! I cross over the Suwannee sometimes when I work in Cross City. I try to remain standing as well; there’s no getting up anymore without a fight!

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  46. patrickhenrycensored says:

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    • bakocarl says:

      “Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy don’t know how bad and dangerous it is for our ENTIRE COUNTRY….” . . . and they don’t want to appear to know, either.

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

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  47. Nigella says:

    So what happened to “Ginsberg is gonna resign today.?”

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