January 24th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #735

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  1. cripto says:

    Sotiri Dimpinoudis
    @sotiridi
    10h
    Thousands of supporters of Spanish people gathering in #Spain in #Madrid to throw their support of their brothers and sisters protesting in #Venezuela pic.twitter.com/oY5PTXxFY

    The count seems to be 10K. and at 1PM.
    Hola!

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  2. JohnCarlson says:

    Does anyone here know if America’s now most famous and celebrated American Indian and Omaha elder, Nathan Phillips, who also a three times AWOL “Vietnam Times” Marine Reservist E1 Refrigerate Maintenance man warrior, ever got any Purple Hearts for the many times he must have injured his head by slamming a broken refrigerator door on it?

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    • nimrodman says:

      Don’t know, but I found this essay on the topic well worth the read:

      Hayward: Trump Fights the Covington Culture War After Passive Conservatives Surrender

      Excerpts:

      Trump will be criticized for wading into the issue and “making it worse,” but this is one of the reasons he won the 2016 election. He gets involved in culture battles when bloodless GOP protocol is to step back and let the Left have another easy win, or even help them to win their favor.

      Passive conservatism was so thoroughly terrorized away from social issues over the past generation that it became reluctant to engage even when leftists are clearly the aggressors and their attacks are utterly dishonest.

      The Left gained an almost unchallenged ability to designate cultural villains and target them for destruction …

      The Left attacks relentlessly because it pays no price for failed assaults… because it has no active conservative enemy to make it pay. There’s nobody else on the field.

      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/23/hayward-trump-fights-the-covington-culture-war-after-passive-conservatives-surrender/

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      • Maquis says:

        That’s the most insightful analysis of pusillaminous republican moral cowardice I’ve ever seen.

        New meme for Conservatives? “It takes a Lion.”

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        • trialbytruth says:

          pusillanimous

          Great word accurate and has an unexpected modern slang reverberation. Always love some new linguistic treat to slide my toungue around. Cunningly delicious.

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        • Zorro says:

          How about “It takes a Lion to lead Cowardly Lions”?

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        • I agree, it is an insightful analysis of the pussillanimity factor, but that’s only half of the picture. The other half = most of the pseudo-elite cuckservatives actually support a version of Cultural Marxism-lite. They’re not afraid of the left so much as they agree with them, but just want to moderate their lefty friends’ more radical tendencies and influences.

          Hayward partly acknowledges this when he writes that the “academic” right want to become part of “respectable” media and that they dislike the “deplorables” almost as much as the Left does. “The academic heavyweights of passive conservatism are beginning to think religion is effectively dead . . . causes like pro-life are a futile waste of their energy . . . [they have] dreams of this socially liberal, fiscally conservative sleeping colossus.”

          Similarly, on the issue of illegal immigration, the globalist-corporatist cuck “right” isn’t afraid of losing Latino votes. They fully support open borders.

          Hayward needs to cross-check his analysis against, say, the insights at Ace of Spades blog and he will get a fuller picture.

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      • paulraven1 says:

        The Left is banking on retreat and surrender. They can easily outlast the piecemeal and evanescent outrage that immediately follows the event, which they are doing. They are now doubling down, oblivious to any consequences to their lying because they’ve been repeatedly conditioned to understand that there are no consequences. The media has enormous power and that power is not going anywhere, however much they lie. Our republican politicians are, for the most part, completely incapable of taking on the Left — with the possible exception of when it involves nominating a cuck-Bushite judge for the supreme court (ask yourself, would they have fought that hard for a Clarence Thomas?)

        So if Trump doesn’t take it on, who will?

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      • A Passive Conservative is a USELESS Conservative.
        … Ask the Jews at Auschwitz.

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        • TPW says:

          Ask our generation…who have the years…the supposed wisdom….knowledge of American History….who have first hand knowledge of American decline……ask them/us… who are the Passive Conservatives….answer….WE ARE.

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      • snarkybeach says:

        Laura Inghram had a black bishop on last night, ranting and raving about how the MAGA hat is akin to a KKK hood and the kids were racist and the President was racist (blah, blah, blah.) But the Indian & the Black Israelites were pure as the driven snow.

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        • Tutumuch says:

          I wrote Laura at Fox News via her show title. No such address. Then, “the angle”. No such address. Does anyone know how to reach her?

          Why invite such a person who calls himself a “bishop”? Full of hatred for Pres. Trump and followers😡? All you heard was screaming from a flustered and frustrated Laura! Dan Bongino could barely get a word in😡

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        • andyocoregon says:

          It’s good to expose these racist creeps for what they are. The true aggressors of the Covington incident were those black morons. MSM has deliberately glossed over that fact and I’m glad to hear Laura Ingraham showed America how racist and vile some black spokespeople can be.

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        • TPW says:

          No….he did admit the Blacks were at fault for what they said….Difference was he just quickly overlooked it then proceeded to transfer negative vibes and perceived bad behavior over to the Covington kids. As I have said over and over (my opinion) …These people have been brain washed so much they are clinically ill (mentally). The Media…educational system… is responsible 100%. I believe there is a % of people that are somehow not as susceptible to their influences. May be due to nature or nurture who knows……That is why in most cases it is a battle that can’t be won by providing facts. They are not individuals who are independent thinkers but rather have a herd mentality. if left alone to defend their stance they run to talking points whether they make sense or not. Remember when Dad would use the example….Well dear if everyone jumps off a cliff does that mean you jump with them……..Folks…..they jump. You can not convince them of anything they must be defeated and then controlled.

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          • snarkybeach says:

            as Bongino asked last night, are we watching the same video? Bongino sees a smile, the bishop sees a smirk and hears rape jokes.

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      • “THERE IS NOBODY LEFT ON THE FIELD”
        WHY? Where is everyone, where is the GOP, where is the pushback. Does simeine have to be killed before the left is held at any account???

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        • Remington says:

          clear…Afraid that is not enough..’watching the citizens in Venezuela last night on Dobbs. In the street, fighting back. they still have it…unlike most of our fellow citizens here….IknowIknow, everyone has jobs, etc…s

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    • farmhand1927 says:

      Let’s check with John Kerry, seems info like that would be in his wheelhouse. Of course, we’ll have to wait until Kerry concludes his overseas backstabbing tour.

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    • James F says:

      He earned a purple fart for his heroism during the Battle of Heartbreak Fridge.

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  3. cripto says:

    Foreign ministry: Iran supports Venezuela’s people, govt. against any foreign intervention pic.twitter.com/WrPwbMPtv1

    😀 😀 😀

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  4. Garavaglia says:

    What makes anyone believe Pelosi would allow him to ever speak on the House floor, at any point in time? All she has to to is alter her reason for denial. There are no repercussions in place to stop her from doing this.

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    • JohnCarlson says:

      Yup, next time she will say she can’t allow someone being impeached by the House to enter their hallowed chambers.

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      • Amy2 says:

        “Hallowed” Gag. ‘Not with the current residents.

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      • Remington says:

        I’m wondering If/when PT declares …. national emergency, can that include Martial Law? Send in the Marshals or ranger Battalion to arrest the treasonous SOB’s and be done with it….’Pretty sick of this kabuki dance. End the coup….

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        • TPW says:

          Gosh…Remington….if PT actually pulled all stops like that, then take into account who all would cause a backlash in DC and media…..He would have to depend on us to come out in droves. To push back with every means necessary. Can he depend on that?

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      • amjean says:

        Or nominate a supreme court justice; which I think IS the end game
        aside from denying President Trump a second term.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      Public sentiment is probably the only repercussion, and democrats have proved they don’t much care about that. They are refining an internal subversion mechanism — voter fraud — intended to make public sentiment moot.

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      • dawg says:

        VOTER FRAUD! PTs most formidable adversary in 2020!

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      • Judith says:

        You are SO right about that. In fact, the level of arrogance displayed by any given RINO seems to correlate directly to the level of election fraud in his district. There should be a study about this curious phenomenon!

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          Been doing some INTERESTING reading today.

          For others that are of an inquisitive nature, I think
          you might like to wade through some information
          about Nancy’s family. Read about daddy D’Alessandro’s
          mob ties, his friendship with J. Edgar Hoover. Plenty
          of shake downs occurring, including a 35K pay for play
          deal, believe it was for parking garages. Read about
          what her older brother Franklin D D’Alessandro did
          when he was 20.

          Read about her brother that was mayor of Baltimore
          for one term ( late 60s- early 70s). Interesting mention
          of Rouse company backing away from a HUD development.

          I’m not going to link articles. I’d like to see some others
          here find out for themselves. Then do some sharing with
          others. Nancy has been showing her nature lately. Maybe
          it’s time to let some people see why she’s the way she is.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        When public sentiment is already a fixed 40%+ in favor of the Democrats and the MSM is 100% supportive, they never loose this battle.

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    • mimbler says:

      Yes she has already altered her reason from security to won’t do it while the gov is shut down.

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    • Linda K. says:

      She may lose her speaker position. She is petty and unwilling to negotiate.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      And there’s Nancy on TV this morning whining about how many federal offices and employees are suffering due to the Shutdown. That witch knows how to stop the Shutdown, but she refuses to vote for border security.

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  5. farmhand1927 says:

    “We Will build the Wall Team” continues organization efforts by announcing an impressive leadership Board. Members include Sheriff David Clarke, Former Navy Seal Erik Prince, Former Congressman (R-CO) and staunch border enforcement advocate, Tom Tancredo, Brian Kolfage, Angel Parents, Brigadier General Dr. Robert Spalding and staunch Trump supporter, border enforcement advocate, former AG of Kansas, Kris Kobach.

    The Board is working with private land owners to get sections of Wall built on our border, bypassing Congress. Private donations partnering with private land owners. It’s a start.

    Mr. President, stop the caravan headed our way. Announce some tough border enforcement measures that Nancy can’t stop. First, announce the defunding of south and central American countries. After the last caravan was able to make it to our border and reportedly many of them have been allowed in, we rewarded their countries of origin with foreign aid.

    Sign an EO that ends anchor baby status, announce that more troops are being deployed to the border. All measures will be contested in courts but please do something beyond trying to make any deals with Pelosi. She shows more regard for drug cartel agendas than she does our agenda of safe communities, so sidestep her and her Mobs Not Jobs crowd.

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    • Judith says:

      POTUS may be waiting to nominate another conservative justice to the Supreme Court before he takes a stand on anchor babies. I think our Constitution makes it clear that anchor babies, outside of immigration legislation, are unconstitutional. We need an honest, originalist interpretation which, sad to say, is improbable at this point in time.

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      • soozword says:

        I thought it was only internal policy, not legislation, which allows anchor babies, but its been a long time since I researched that.

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        • mimbler says:

          I believe you are right, -but- if PDJT altered that policy it would be immediately challenged in court and would eventually wind up in SC.

          And if they ruled against PDJT, it would become settled law.

          I agree that it would be worth waiting till RBG is replaced and we have a true conservative court.

          Roberts appears to be compromised and caves on all critical cases.

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        • Bendix says:

          Ann Coulter has researched it thoroughly. She maintains that the Supreme Court has already ruled that the 14th Amendment applied only to former slaves; therefore it is unnecessary to rule again.
          Makes sense to me.
          I’m surprised more black Americans don’t get angrier over giving away something they paid for in blood.

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        • Maquis says:

          “Justice” Marshall slipped in a one man decision on the matter as a footnote in an unrelated opinion, IIRC. The bastardization began with that, by design.

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      • Remington says:

        Judith…can’t be done…. ruthie is going to live for the next 400 years…..This is BS..Have someone go to her house and put an eyeball on the witch dead or alive…One or a zero…. Why are we so willing to take the high fast one all the time from ANYONE in DC? %%$$^^&&&..Man, I am in a foul mood this morning…

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  6. Dora says:

    I find this poll terrifying.

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    Poll Shows Majority Support for Medicare-for-All as 2020 Revs Up

    A majority of Americans support a national “Medicare-for-all” system, according to a new survey by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation released as Democratic presidential candidates jump into the 2020 primary field.

    Fifty-six percent of Americans said they favor “a national health plan,” sometimes called Medicare-for-all, in which all U.S. citizens would get their insurance from a single government plan, while 42 percent oppose the idea, the poll found.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-23/poll-shows-majority-support-for-medicare-for-all-as-2020-revs-up

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    • There is you’re problem right there…A BLOOBMERG POLL!!! ALL NEWSIES ARE IN ON THE TAKE-DOWN OF AMERICA…

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    • getfitnow says:

      FTA – Beware any poll claiming that the public has fallen in love with socialized medicine schemes like “Medicare for all.” It has bumper-sticker appeal only.

      But this poll result is wildly misleading, since not even Democrats have any idea what they’re endorsing. And when the public learns what “Medicare for all” actually means, support vanishes.

      https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/medicare-for-all-poll/

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    • WSB says:

      So, just a quick look at the numbers, and the poll conveniently weights this research to favor Dems, with only Dem-leaning Independents, acutely skewing the recent demographics…as usual.

      Summary – Party/Party Lean

      Republican/Lean Republican : 35

      Democrat/Lean Democratic : 48

      Pure Independent:14

      Undesignated :3

      http://files.kff.org/attachment/Topline-KFF-Health-Tracking-Poll-January-2019

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    • linda4298 says:

      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/new-poll-exposes-how-weak-support-for-medicare-for-all-really-is Furthermore, 71 percent support the idea if they heard that it would “guarantee health insurance as a right for all Americans,” and 67 percent like it if told it would eliminate premiums and reduce out-of-pocket costs.

      However, when asked if they would support “Medicare for all” if told it would “eliminate private health” insurance companies or “require most Americans to pay more in taxes,” support sinks to 37 percent; when told it would threaten existing Medicare, support falls to 32 percent; and when told it would “lead to delays in people getting some medical tests and treatments” just 26 percent favor the idea, and a whopping 70 percent oppose it

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      • Do Stop Thinking About Tomorrow says:

        Here is the Basic math.
        Currently, the working people pay for 15% of the population to have Medicare through FICA pay roll tax. On a salary of $128,400 (or more), an employee and his employer each will pay $7,960.80 in Social Security tax in 2018. The employees’ burden is $3980.00 in FICA tax. Since this is the cost of Medicare for 15% to cover 100% those figures would rise to a level 6.66 times that ammount.tax. On a salary of $128,400 (or more), an employee and his employer each will pay $53,013 in Social Security tax in 2018. The employees’ burden is $26,506 in FICA tax.

        Of course, the question then is do you still want Medicare for All, knowing it will cost almost 50% of your salary?

        This does not include the Insurance premium on the Insurance policy that retirees currently pay.

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      • Michael Todaro says:

        1) SAT scores are tanking, 2) IQ scores are tanking, 3) Percentage of people who speak English is tanking.

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      • CEJ says:

        Just run a total at a grocery store for $16.21 and hand them $20.01 and watch the confusion. Even basics like counting back change go straight over a lot of their heads.

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        • Linda K. says:

          I find your comment about grocery clerks insulting, It is honest work and your statement is not really true.

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          • Marc says:

            It is honest work but there are a lot of undereducated people doing the job that can barely read or count. I work with these folks and see firsthand how much they rely on the registers to do the math for them.

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            • Linda K. says:

              i have been working in the business 28 years. Grocery clerks are usually fairly well educated and can not only read and write, but merchandize product, write orders for product and work non-stop for their 8 hour shifts. You are totally wrong and I don’t believe you know a thing about it.

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          • CEJ says:

            Notice how I didn’t say ALL of them. I did say “a lot.” I used to work as a waitress many years, and it’s tough, hard work, so believe me, I don’t knock those who do work in grocery store chains or other customer service jobs. I was merely making an observation that basic math skills are generally lacking, and, yes, it is true. In fact, 3 times this past week I have had nearly that exact situation occur.

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          • Remington says:

            CEJ….I agree…We’ve been in many fast food eateries and have gone through this scenario….

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          • amjean says:

            It is too true! Typically, they stare at the money I present for a few seconds
            before I take pity on them and tell them what the change should be!

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        • andyocoregon says:

          The exception to that is all the large grocery chains that have computerized point-of-sale registers. The clerks still don’t have to do any math. Even the change is dispensed by a machine that dumps it into a metal cup.

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        • mopar2016 says:

          I agree CEJ.
          I handed a young foreigner a 10 dollar bill and a penny at McDonald’s in Illinois for a charge of $6.01 for some food. He called someone else over to cut through the confusion.
          Then I noticed that the cash register didn’t have any numbers on it, only pictures of different food items. Seems our country is really dumbed down.

          I don’t think that most young people can even write in cursive.

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    • Concerned Virginian says:

      Kaiser Family Foundation is based in California. Until 1985 it was also mixed up with the Kaiser Permanente hospital chain.
      Talk about bias: the Kaiser Family Foundation was one of the biggest pushers of the “Affordable Care Act” (ObamaCare) going all the way back to 2010.

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      • Remington says:

        Here you go…Notice the common denominator with this places?

        To join Kaiser Permanente, you must
        live or work in one of our regional
        service areas located in: Northern
        California, Southern California,
        Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, MidAtlantic States (District of Columbia,
        Maryland and Virginia) and Northwest
        (Oregon and Washington).

        ‘Don’t know how Georgia got in on this deal. Sticks out like a sore thumb

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    • rustybritches says:

      there was an article in the Bull Head City paper yesterday that said, people only in 12 states believe that would be a good thing but the other states are waking up to the fact that going that route would make people who work lose their own health care provided by the business they work for and people just need to keep talking about how bad that would really be for the American people, Some of the idiots peddling this junk is not telling people how long the waits are for care and they are not saying how the Drs will leave the business more than they did under Obama care and how sad that people have become so far sighted that they cant see that would be the biggest disaster that ever hit the
      USA Any way that has lived with that kind of Health care knows that its really bad and why for heavens sake would they want that kind of heath care

      Just like with Obama care They would have Medicaid and not Medicare and that junk i’sent worth the paper its written on.. they are also not looking at what that would cost the American people because we would also be paying for all the illegals to have it to
      Not that we are not paying for them now, but with that kind of medicine it would be three times worse I have lived with Socialist Medicine and believe me I wouldn’t want to do so ever again.. America is a great nation but when they go that route America will be lost

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      • Michael Todaro says:

        Used to ride motorcycle from Los Angeles to Bullhead City, Parker, Las Vegas…Wouldn’t do it now.

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        • listingstarboard says:

          Bullhead City, Parker, Havasu, Kingman–are not unsafe its the LA and Vegas areas that suck IMO–lots of bikers doing the route 66 thing here still.

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      • mimbler says:

        Not to mention that people don’t realize how little Medicare A covers. (A is the “free” part).
        To get decent coverage people pay for B (currently 130 something dollars a month), and a supplemental policy, and a drug policy.

        So to get coverage equal to a good employee plan you are paying a pretty high monthly premium in addition to what the taxpayers are kicking in.

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    • Linda K. says:

      Venezuela is an awkward optic for the Medicare for all crowd. Remember, even Andrew Breitbart was once a liberal, Ronald Reagan was a democrat, at first.

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    • mvneeds2016 says:

      Non partisan poll by Kaiser is funny to hear. Kaiser would benefit bigly by such a ridiculous Medicare for everyone as they are a huge HMO at present and would I bet they would love the growth opportunity this would provide them. Definitely would give them more consumers, more money, and less ability to provide quality medical services. With the love for MediCal here in California, and the legals/illegals who are using Kaiser right now, Kaiser is overwhelmed and stinks much of the time because of this overcrowding. The usual response when seeking treatment is to be given a prescription. I bet this practice would only increase with Medicare for all…the only losers would be all of us who want decent medical treatment and choices.

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    • Ellie says:

      Save your sanity and ignore this bulls&*(^t
      It’s all psyops.

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    • Bendix says:

      If everybody has the same thing, then it isn’t insurance anymore.
      I wish people would get “insurance” and “coverage” out of their heads, as a starting point for actual medical care reform.

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  7. k4jjj says:

    The President’s strategy is sound. Because of this budget stand-off, the American people mostly know the border wall is supported by the President and opposed by House Democrats. The people know there is a partial shutdown of federal government. The timing of the speech is not critical but Pelosi has now undermined her position by making it impossible for any meaningful legislation to be passed by congress and signed into law. The newcomers on her side have been hurt badly by her. They want to make a difference but Pelosi has neutered and undermined their power before their seats are even warm.

    A Democrat majority seeks more government but its leadership position is actually resulting in far less government. The President fundamentally understands less government benefits the people and the shutdown is now proving this more every day. Effective conservatism happens when government is disabled and the people are not held back by meddling government. Those out of work are overwhelmingly Democrat voters. While at work, they are the enemies of the President and his agenda which we conservatives support. Unemployed bureaucrats are now reduced to a struggle just to survive. Their hatred of Trump has not changed but their disruptive power has been vastly reduced. The wall is worth fighting for. The speech is not.

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    • Sugarhillhardrock says:

      K4jjj,
      That is a well reasoned analysis of the shut down vs the wall and respective impacts.

      I’m praying permanent employment reduction is implemented.
      Also, various Departments need to be moved out of Washington to more dispersed locales.

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      • mark says:

        Yes a RIF is in order. If there is a need for a widget, someone will build and sell it. Minus 800,000 jobs in the government sector and plus 800,000 jobs in the private sector. I like it.

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        • NC Patriot says:

          About 1/2 of those jobs are essential, working–not getting paid (Coast guard, SS, TSA, Border enforcement etc.) 400,000 +/- The rest are not working —EPA, Dept of education etc. Many of those can be RIFed—–if the Departments are reorganized.

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    • k4JJJ…a well written essay on what Pelosi is facing…it is one HELL OF A S$IT STORM AND SHE IS IN THE EYE OF IT!!! Couldn’t happened to a nicer bunch of morally corrupt misfits!!!

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    • Judith says:

      The wall is everything. Globalists wish to abolish not only the USA, but all sovereign nations, through their open borders pact, aka the New World Order. They will not back down on this.

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    • steph_gray says:

      Excellent points!

      Brings to mind the famous quote “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”

      This wonderful line is often attributed to Mark Twain but duckduckgo tells me it was actually a judge named Gideon J. Tucker.

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    • covfefe_USA says:

      I really hope your view on this turns out to be right, k4…but the old saying, ‘perspective is reality’ comes to mind, and millions of people are seeing this as a Pelosi victory; that the president blinked after he made several representations that the show would go on. I really hope he has something up his sleeve – I for one was shocked and am greatly troubled by this.

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    • Bendix says:

      Even liberals don’t want open borders.
      Nancy has taken a stance akin to PETA versus the Humane Society.
      She’s out there on a limb, all by herself. Sawing it off.
      Even New York Democrat voters can’t stand her, btw.
      People who elected Hillary as Senator are repelled by Pelosi.
      That’s important to bear in mind.

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  8. rashomon says:

    Regarding the news passing my eyes and ears beyond the normal stuff I trust PDJT can handle::

    1. Omar Navarro is starting his campaign for the 3rd District of CA against Maxine Waters. Put your money where your heart is and contribute to his campaign whether or not you live in CA. I don’t. I live a thousand miles away. But I know that CA matters in this next election and Mr. Navarro (and other such candidates) deserves my attention. FREE “2020 Trump” hat if you pay for shipping. I’m in.

    https://www.thetrumptimes.com/2017/10/23/ca-2018-candidate-omar-navarro-congress-ca-43rd-district-fighting-family/

    2. Rumi Spice/Chicago: I wrote about them in the Open Thread last week. Three vets who saw the need to replace Afghan’s opium crop with another…saffron. For under $25 you can sample their wares and serve up exceptional meals OR find an unusual gift for the chefs in your life. Also, recommend them to the restaurants you enjoy. This is how consumers can impact diplomacy.

    rumispice.com

    3. Touch subject, but…Mrs. Bashar Assad. She is batting cancer and is also underwriting, as usual, medical care for young Syrians. She has been offered asylum in England many times, but has chosen to stay beside her husband to settle this tribal conflict that we in American know little about except for the shallow claims to “make the world better for Democracy.” Democracy is 50% plus one vote; i.e. mob rule. I would prefer a Constitutional Republic similar to the one our Founders specified, spreading opportunity over a broader population.

    Nevertheless, follow her example in these difficult times. Support a local charity for our youth. Since the 60s, mine is St. Jude’s because I know how the money is spent. You know where your heart lies as all of us have encountered huge losses. DO your best.

    4. The Last Refuge/The Conservative Treehouse. Don’t forget the sites that give us the opportunity to express our interests and join in investigations left unexplored by those who claim to “Own the Media.” That is us. We own the media. We can own the message. Donate.

    SO, I’ve just spent some of your February budget, BUT don’t you feel wonderful about the lives you can touch? I think TCTH is a great place to share such good news.

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    • Judith says:

      Thank you rashomon. I am hesitant these days to give financial support to anybody because so many well-known charities are fronts for causes I don’t believe in.

      I used to give generously to the Sierra Club (environment) and Doctors Without Borders (medical) and The Red Cross (disaster), but on second glance they aren’t all they appear to be. I wasn’t sure about St Jude’s, but on your recommendation, I will give that charity another look.

      I have found it rewarding to give anonymously, 1:1 to those I meet who need a helping hand. I get to see first hand that I can make a real difference in the lives of others, and I highly recommend this approach.

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      • ParteaGirl says:

        Lots of people will give to non-Christian charities, but only Christians will give to Christian charities. That’s why I limit my giving to charities like Samaritan’s Purse, Compassion International and Young Life. If Christians don’t support them, no one else will.

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    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      What a great post rashomon! Thank you.

      I really like your take on consumers impacting diplomacy. Folks in Afghanistan need to make a buck…if poppy crops are the only game in town, then they understandably will continue that crop. But, if us consumers provide another profitable alternative, then capitalism can promote a positive change.

      As a Constitutionalist, I prefer charity (and government) to rise from the local level; therefore, I, like Judith, prefer to assist folks in m own community with direct contributions. Then I know 100% of my charity goes to those that need it.

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  9. CountryDoc says:

    I read on another thread about an announcement today for lower drug prices. Cant find anything like that from yesterday. Does anyone know?

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  10. duchess01 says:

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  11. burnett044 says:

    Coming soon….

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  12. JohnCarlson says:

    So it turns out Jane Fonda actually spent more time in Vietnam that Chief E1 Refrigerator Maintenance Man did.

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  13. Bogeyfree says:

    Now that the SOTU address has been put on hold, can we get back to the discussion of the various bills coming from the House and Senate today.

    IMO we get to see McConnell’s true colors today based on how he plays the two bills coming up today. It would not surprise me to see him and a bunch of other Rhino’s cave whereby PT gets funding but no wall.

    IMO the spotlight has now shifted to McConnell and does he have PT back?

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    • McConnell does NOT have the President’s back. He would torpedo PDJT in a heartbeat.

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      • Julia Adams says:

        Really? Such fair weather Trump supporters out in mass this morning.

        Did McConnell have Trump’s back during the Kavanaugh hearings? Yes. Is McConnell ion record saying the wall must be funded? Yes.

        He might look like a turtle but he does have Trump’s back and if you’re saying he doesn’t, then you should be asked to provide your proof.

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        • Jason says:

          Senate has been in session every single day since Trump took office which has prevented him (Trump) from making any recess appointments.

          Mitch McConnell campaigns for Alabamans to WRITE IN Jeff Sessions as opposed to vote for the Republican candidate.

          Obamacare – Mitch refuses to hold vote despite pleadings from POTUS. Only in the second round did Mitch finally allow a vote to be held after much arm twisting letting all see McCain’s thumbs down moment.

          Mitch selectively has the POTUS’ back, a little better than Ryan, but not by much.

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        • An American says:

          Julia Adams, reality check is needed on your part. Have you been paying attention to the Ryan/ McTurtle games? Each one had the President’s back when it was strictly for show, when the vote didn’t matter as the particular issue didn’t have enough votes to pass. I must stop here, life is short!

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        • upper379 says:

          Gee Julia you have the clear insight of saran-wrap

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        • Julia,
          Jason’s and The American’s comments below are some of the proof I agree with. Not allowing the Senate to go into recess is a MAJOR slap in the face. Not bringing up the President’s appointments (almost 200?) to government positions is another. From what I gather about the proposed bill(s) McConnell and Schumer are proposing, they are an attempt to embarrass the President into signing without the Border Security Barrier or forcing him into vetoing in order to blame him for the Shut Down. When has McConnell come out and publicly support the President on various issues? McConnell wants his legacy to be known as insuring conservative justices on the Supreme Court – that’s it. If McConnell wanted conservatives judges he would have brought the President’s nominees for the lower courts up for a vote. By not doing so, he’s slapping down the President again. I believe McConnell is 100% swamp and if PDJT is impeached by the House, McConnell will test the waters to see if there’s enough Rino, GOPe and Never Trumper Senators to convict. McConnell is the poster child for the CoC. He’s also terrified that PDJT will declassify some of the damaging info about the Gang of Eight in Obama’s administration…..which is why he’s giving in a wee bit to the President.

          But – thanks for your reply and thanks for not slamming my private body parts into the pavement. And, I don’t agree with the saran-wrap comment! Have a great day. MAGA

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        • mimbler says:

          In fairness, McConnell artificially keeps the senate in session during recesses in order to deny PDJT the ability to make recess appointments.

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        • thedoc00 says:

          How many Executive Branch appointments do we have outstanding?

          How many of the president’s key legislative policies make through?

          How many of the Bills supposedly passed by Rayan’s House, that actually supported the President make through the Senate?

          How about that spending bill?

          How about the fat cat compromises on tax cut?

          How about the censure over Khashoggi?

          The list goes on. McConnell supports judicial appointees because it helps protect phony baloney Republican butts in congress and nothing more. McConnell would dispose of the President in a heartbeat if there was advantage. So, far he can hang the spectre of 24 impeachment votes over the President’s head for his advantage. McConnel doe not have the President’s back.

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        In a humming birds heartbeat.

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      • NC Patriot says:

        BUT he is up for re-election in 2020 in Kentucky——so I think he will work with POTUS

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        • PDJT will be testing the political waters to see how his own re-election chances are. Regardless of the results, chances are he may just decide to campaign against McConnell which will cause Mitch to retire.

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  14. burnett044 says:

    I am sure some day Kim will come here to talk with Prez Trump…PT will explain America to him.

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    • StanH says:

      That is perfectly emblematic of a liberal, say no more.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      When you people continue to mistake communists — and all their fake “liberal” lies — for “liberalism,” you add immensely to the problem. America is a liberal country, created out of the great liberal-Enlightenment victories over auhoritarianism of different varieties and awakened Judeo-Christian faith. This is what we conserve.

      That milk-toast essay from Breitbart praised above about bad, neutered conservatives keeps everyone’s mind from thinking. The real Conservatives have been fighting everyday in every way and having one hell of a time keeping their sites and research and investigations going in the face of massive funding by the globalist-communist opposition.

      Those so-called neutered conservatives gave their souls to the money from global elitists and decided to live a lying good life. They probably all “believe” in AGW-Climate Change. Only communists who are attempting to destroy the scientific method – search for truths — believe this nonsense and massive fraud.

      We really need to get together over Reality and hang tough. Stop following the nasty lies of the so-called “Republican Conservatives” beginning at least 30 years ago (even way back Goldwater era) and demonizing the “L” word. That was all a communist tactic to destroy American minds and clear fighting spirit.

      Remember Billy Ayers: “guilty as sin; free as a bird?” He ghost wrote 0’s communist-islamist “autobiography.” Who wrote their thesis on Alinsky and just lost a presidential election? None of this was any part of liberalism — but the globalist-communist enemy, including Unipaty Republicans, tagged it as such and too many people today still follow along like sheep.

      We are fighting communism folks, as we have been doing in one way or another for two centuries. It is the modern sickness — a perverse, secular, purist religion of envy and hatred.

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    • YvonneMarie says:

      Like.

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  15. CountryDoc says:

    We seriously need help in the medical field. Economic parasites are killing the direct providers of healthcare to the american population.

    Insurance companies and government regulations make it literally impossible to be at the bed side or have enough face to face time with patients to really do our job. We fight disabling red tape, data entry requirements, pre certifications, prior authorizations, in order to obtain medications, make a referral, get needed medical equipment, order xrays, MRIs, and other tests. Needed drugs for COPD, asthma, diabetes, and painful musculoskeletal conditions (pain meds and meds that treat the underlying cost) are financially unobtainable, even with prescription coverage. Insurance companies are buying up pharmacy benefit management companies and then raising prices, denying coverage, or making out of costs expensive.

    Between insurance companies, government requirements, pharmacy companies, and large hospital corporations, both patients and health care providers are literally being taxed to death. Primary care providers are less able to serve patients and are leaving practice, becoming burned out, committing suicide. It is worse in rural areas. Suicide rate among doctors exceeds war veterans. Those of us who continue are trying to be there for patients in our smaller towns, who will have no one if we leave practice. No one new coming in. Many physicians (11+ years of education after high school) are making less than 70,0000.

    They tell patients, “We are here to serve you”, “Call your doctor and he or she can order it for you”, but they train their people to say no, or hire consulting companies to say no, deny care (in the name of quality). They have all the money (from insurance premiums or tax dollars) and they keep it. They have no financial or medicolegal liability.

    Trillions are at stake, about 4 trillion. 18% of our GDP – the hard earned sustenance of our taxpayers work product. The money is NOT going to the patient’s care. The money is not going to the licensed providers in proportion to the value of their work or their education. The REAL quality of the care in America is plummeting (no matter what the “data” says..

    The psychological toll on providers is terrible: We are face to face at the bedside, in our office, in the waiting room, on the phone with patients and families with serious needs. We know what they need, they know we know what they need and how to get it. But we cannot get them what they need, while we continue to see them in church, in the community, and hear about them having preventable consequences in the ER and hospital. It is literally criminal what is happening.

    yet the money is given away freely to illegals and irresponsible, not working people who have no sense of ownership for the amount of money being wasted on them. The most lucrative jobs are for signature whores, who are willing to use their license to document care that does not exist, and which causes money to be diverted into profit centers and away from true medical care. Our medical system is mostly fraudulent, and the UNIparty wants a “single payer system” — which means THEY (the Uniparty – insurance companies, pharmacy benefit managers, Big Pharma, Big Data, Large hospital corporations) will have complete control.

    Long post, I know, but I do not apologize. While the government is shut down, I pray that our VSG, PDJT is working to fix this. The criminals get the money “for the sick, poor, elderly, dying”, but then they keep it all, and make it impossible to be used for its intended purpose.

    If someone knows where I can carry this message with good results, I am open to suggestions.

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    • lolli says:

      Countrydoc,
      Thank you for this write up.
      You have made clear the horrific experience one goes through when becoming ill. That is when you realize how messed up our healthcare truly is.
      I have seen and experienced it first hand.
      God bless

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    • Deb says:

      Please email this to the White House and every member of Congress. Cut and paste. Then post it on every social media account you can. Tell everyone you can. That is how messages spread when the media refuses to cover the truth.

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    • StanH says:

      That was the point of Barrycare. Sadly the medical profession is grist for the mill when it comes to the New World Order, it’s not fair. If they have to kill off the medical profession and by extension kill us off, well sacrifices have to be made, you and I. However, be certain not the swamp, or any of the swamp pets, as they are part of the cabal creating a Utopia for a select few.

      God help you.

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    • mark says:

      CountryDoc thanks for your post. I have posted this idea before and believe it could work. Not sure how it could be implemented but it might alleviate some of the problems you describe.

      How about a Peace Corps for American Doctors? You apply and if you pass all of the requirements the government trains you to be a doctor. You serve your time in a small town, say 9 years and you can then move to private practice. During your service your pay is frozen at ? dollars. The fee is set by the govt. for service provided along with a set fee for meds. I’m not a doctor and I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn last night but you can get the drift of this idea and elaborate further from a Docs perspective. Sleep on it Doc you might just have an epiphany.

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    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      I might I add the recent abortion mandate in NY requiring medical professionals AND ALLOWING NON-MEDICAL professionals to provide abortions up to 9 MONTHS.

      This mandate will FORCE medical professionals to murder or loose their NY medical licenses. (Not sure if there are criminal implications)

      Implications:

      1. Many morale medical practitioners will flee NY leaving immoral-murder-for-hire practitioners and create a vacuum for more immoral practitioners to move to NY.
      2. Non-medical practitioners (back-alley) will assume a greater role in abortions eliminating one of the main arguments to legalize abortion in the first place (safety).
      3. Set the stage for NY residents to beg the government to “fix” this problem with socialized medicine.

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    • mimbler says:

      Between my wife and I, we have had 4 primary care doctors retire on us or switch professions in the last several years.

      Not a one of them was of full retirement age, but they all felt record keeping was now taking the majority of their time, and patient care quality was reduced because of the resulting lack of time.

      They just didn’t find the work fulfilling any more.

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      • rashomon says:

        Some state (FL?) withdrew the license of an older female practitioner because she refused to transfer her files to their electronic record-keeping system (brought to you by Zeke Emanual through Obamacare and instituted through Moochelle’s Canadian friends who charged YUGE sums before recognizing their IT system was a YUGE failure).

        Smart move. politicians. Go find real job. Why in the heck are YOU getting paid?

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    • pegm says:

      Wow, this could have been written by a doc up here. Town of 5000, 65,000 in the county. Docs come, but don’t stay, wives apparently don’t like rural life. Had a new doc when our old doc and his wife retired, he left before we had our first meeting with him. Our established docs are nearing retirement age, the outlook is not good. As of yet no problems getting tests or needed meds, usually faster than in the city, but for a specialist it is anywhere from a 40 minute drive to 2 1/2 hour drive, then some have to go even farther to the bay area. One of the reasons we are looking at moving, but major reason is, it’s California.

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    • kayray444 says:

      Thank you so much for writing this based on your experience. I didn’t really understand healthcare from a physicians point of view. A friend of mine works for FL Blue and she said that the numbers for blood pressure and cholesterol were lowered over the years so more people were buying prescriptions to lower them. I don’t know if that is true, but considering who benefits I wouldn’t be surprised.
      I had no idea there even was an elevated suicide rate amongst rural GPs. Why is that not being reported? I say get government out of healthcare and ban all corporate hospitals and pharmaceutical companies from lobbying Congress.

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    • sDee says:

      countrydoc says “THEY (the Uniparty – insurance companies, pharmacy benefit managers, Big Pharma, Big Data, Large hospital corporations) will have complete control.”

      Most people I try and explain this too refuse to see it. “If it was that bad, at least one of my doctors would have told me”

      Organize other doctors. Patents do not understand how quickly medical care is disintegrating. Tell them of the danger one-on-one. Physicians speaking out enmass is what’s needed to open eyes to the coming central control and regulatory nightmare.

      We are there now. Hospitals are being forced into into a monopolistic mergers, Obamacare has made sure that only 2 or 3 payers (insurance companies) will survive, Insurance and pharma companies dictate medical protocol, This monopolies make it almost impossible for doctors to stay in-network if they fail to follow the protocols.

      We recently moved from an urban area to the country. The contrast in quality and availability of care is staggering.

      A huge strategy of this takeover was to make sure most people are unaware of the actual costs of care and insurance. Much of our routine and minor care COULD BE AFFORDABLE out of pocket.

      We only go to doctors now who refuse to take insurance – our health has improved dramatically. We pay out of pocket. Such providers are forming ad-hoc networks to provide low cost services. These doctors have all said to us that they got out because they could no longer let insurance companies dictate how they treat their patients.

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    • CC says:

      Doc, you are preaching to the choir. Am a nurse of many years experience, and its a shame that “care” has been taken out of health care. They don’t even try and hide that fact, anymore. Its all bean counters and politics. And the ruse of making people think they are being cared for…

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    • NC Patriot says:

      Have you written to the President? He is open to repairing our health care system and improving the insurance system.

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  16. gingergal says:

    Does anyone sense a dangerous shift? We are seeing outright lying from the media and Democrat party. The Catholic boys, Trump telling Cohen to lie to Congress, Trump threatening Cohen. Seems things are getting darker, more evil.

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  17. jack says:

    RULE NUMBER ONE in dealing the FAKE MSM!

    I think any MAGA person that gets on MSM station should have someone with him that is recording everything before , during and after the interview, so he can show all the cut out parts of the interview, so THE TRUTH gets exposed!

    No Trump Supporter Talking HEAD or MEGA supporter should go into an interview without with him his own video of the event.

    That goes for Trump too, he should have his personal video crew videoing FAKE News reporters and camera crew! And recording off the cuff comments by camera men and reporters! 🙂

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    • jack says:

      MEGA-PRO Trump supporters should be videoing all off camera stuff, and if FAKE NEWS doesn’t agree, stop the interview immediately and say since You are FAKE NEWS we need to make sure you don’t edit out our comments and YOUR COMMENTS! 🙂

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      • piper567 says:

        jack, I am no fan of Alex Jones, but he did this, does this, and via some link I watched a few minutes of one side-by-side video.
        really quite cheeky what the editors did.
        this was done a yr or so ago…and I believe such back-up is not an option.

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    • 1800e says:

      Watch for the “reversal” in all interviews.
      It’s a common technique. It is the shot of the reporter listening.
      When editing the sound bite, you avoid the jump cut by covering it with the reversal making it appear seamless. The statement appears uninterrupted. It can be used legitimately when the interviewee rambles on and you need to tighten up the thought for time not intending to change the content but the technique can be and is used nefariously by the usual suspects.

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  18. Convert says:

    Notice that Trump hasn’t been to Florida in months, hasn’t been out doing rallies to “sell” his facts and force the media to carry them, has only made very brief appearances outside the WH, no sign of Melania either. I just wonder if there isn’t a very credible threat against him and that’s why he didn’t risk an SOTU at another venue. Just wondering….

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    • jack says:

      I think the very cold weather is probably playing a role in not having many rallies and stuff. Also, Trump made a blitz of rallies going into the mid-terms that was a few months ago, and has to watch OVER-Exposure. It’s good he stays in the W.H. during the shutdown to show he is ready to end it,and waiting by the phones. Trump has been doing the short 7 minute talks outside, on white house grounds ,and that is great way to contain the MSM and get his message across.

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      • pyromancer76 says:

        We are in shut-down. Someone has to be seen to mind the store. This is not time for rallies. This is time for “limiting” government, protecting America everywhere including at our borders, and building that Wall. Wait for the Spring!

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      • NC Patriot says:

        I agree Jack—–but I also think he is under higher threat. (ie–he quietly sent Melania and Barron to Florida over MLK weekend)

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    • albertus magnus says:

      I noticed it as well. Not sure if it is because of his avoiding potentially bad optics to be campaigning during the shutdown or if it is a subtle sign he will not run again next year.

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      • Somebody says:

        He’s already filed Albert

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      • lolli says:

        albertus magnus, interesting take.
        I really do not see how Pres Trump could possibly not run again.
        When I consider what would become of him and his family if he was once again a private citizen. I don’t see them leaving him to live in peace.
        This is why I do not doubt Pres Trump is all in. He knows he has put it all on the line. Everything.

        This is also why I get frustrated we can’t even get people to get out of their homes and show our support in numbers at the capital building in every state in our union.

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    • madeline says:

      I think so, Convert.

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    • alligatriot says:

      Perhaps we can just go with the simplest explanation.

      The President said he would remain in Washington until the shutdown is over.

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  19. Vito Romano says:

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  20. paulraven1 says:

    An acquaintance of mine responded to my question about Covington and explained why we will lose this battle and ultimately lose the culture war.

    “Are CNNs offices surrounded by people demanding a retraction?

    Are Reza Aslan and Ilhan Omar huddled in a corner of their homes, pissing themselves because they know the moment they show themselves in public, they will be swinging from a lamppost?

    Is Twitter completely down because everyone disgusted by Covington has deleted their social media accounts?

    Are the people who have been sliming these kids standing amid the rubble of their homes and dead pets because they’ve been SWATted?”

    Pretty severe, but maybe a dose of reality. They. Don’t. Fear. Us.

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    • henry says:

      White, Christian people have been disenfranchised for 50 years now. We are branded racists, nationalists, bigots, etc. and are freely attacked in public with next to no repercussions for the perpetrator(s). Democrat DAs make sure justice is NEVER shown towards white vicitms because we must atone for our horrible sin of slavery which no one here has had anything to do with.

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      • Judith says:

        Globalists still play nice with white women though. We are a formidable voting bloc and therefore they include us in their protected classes.

        Those with any brains, however, will use this political leverage to save their own while they still can. But I’m not betting in it. Even some white men I know do not seem aware they are headed for extinction. And once they all go, so will their women and children.

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      • Michael Todaro says:

        Yet “white Christian people” created all that is good in the world. If they hate white people, they must immediately stop driving cars, stop texting, flying in planes, watching TV, turning on the lights, using flush toilet, zipping things, EVERYTHING !!! Just stop because it’s all from white Christians, envied by all, equaled by none.

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    • Tom! says:

      Fear. That is the key. We won’t “reason” our way to victory against this enemy

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    • covfefe999 says:

      We don’t engage in violence so it might appear, superficially, that we are losing. But we are half the country. And we vote (among other things). We just need to vote more smartly, losing the House majority should be a big wake-up call for Trumps supporters who didn’t vote straight GOP last November.

      We don’t need Eeyores. “We’re never going to win”. We’re in the middle of a war. Tell your friend to pull up his big boy/girl pants and get some courage.

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      • Judith says:

        Yes. We need the courage of our convictions. Everything we hold dear is on the line.

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      • paulraven1 says:

        There are no “wake up calls” politically speaking. Politics is a droning sound in the background of the culture. It is all about culture. And we’re not fighting that war, at least not as intensely and prejudicially (and pitilessly) as we must. I happen to think the Trump phenomenon in 2016 was not a political movement, but a desperate cultural cry — the hope that Trump would fight that war when no others had. Which is why all the good economic statistics in the world will not guarantee his re-election. He needs cultural-war scalps on his belt.

        My friend has plenty of courage, but she won’t lie to herself or to others. Don’t mistake bleak observations with either defeatism or “eeyorism.” Those who refuse to pretend that voting or politics will save us (at this point, they will not) are not giving in or giving up (the subtext of her commentary is that ONLY if we change our strategy do we have a chance of turning this war around) but rather exhorting and bracing people for what is alternatively required. Make them fear us. That is the only way.

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        • Paul says:

          YES, the globalist/elitist has trillions of dollars on the table and Congress and the Business round table has sold the Constitution for more money and power; they created the Culture War intentionally.

          Paul; there is a wake-up call; but the 2020 election, AND guaranteed in the next 10-years this will not be enough without the rule of law.

          I agree with good (BEST EVER) economic statistics will not guarantee his re-election; the fake media will say Obama created this great economy. The globalists/criminals will take down the border wall, continue illegal voting and allow millions of illegal aliens to enter this republic. ONLY Justice will guarantee P/T re-election; the A/G and P/T doing their sworn duty by managing all indictments/prosecutions of criminals.

          You state he (P/T) needs cultural-war scalps on his belt. IMO-the left cultural war was created by the globalist; they can only destroy our way of life by eliminating the Rule of Law; the shield to protect our way of life (Constitution).

          You state voting or politics will not save us…I AGREE. AGAIN, Justice will guarantee P/T re-election; the A/G and P/T doing their sworn duty by managing all the indictments/prosecutions of criminals.

          The only way to win this Civil War are by indictments/Prosecution; this will leave the globalist powerless and this culture war created by the globalist will be powerless because they will fear the rule of law and have to comply to the Constitution and illegal voting/aliens will be eliminated. Most importantly, the criminals will not be able to eliminate the constitution and our way of life within 10 years.

          All races and legal immigrants will respect the rule of law, Constitution, our flag and our way of life.

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          • Paul says:

            You state; Make them fear us…this is the only way. I AGREE. War scalps of traitors/criminals who created this culture war by ignoring/eliminating the rule of law giving the left unlimited power to destroy this republic from within. Indictments/Prosecutions will be the scalps to win this civil war forever because they will fear the Rule of Law.

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    • mimbler says:

      Yes. And that is why they so flagrantly lie now. They know “we” see their lies, but they don’t care about deplorables.

      They are after dems and independents who mindless absorb whatever they say.

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  21. lawrencepaul1 says:

    Even some Trump hating lefties can see through the BS. Well worth a read.

    The FBI’s police state operation against Trump
    https://off-guardian.org/2019/01/23/the-fbis-police-state-operation-against-trump/

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    • Judith says:

      Are Bernie’s flower children starting to see that the rainbow has a beard? Seth Rich obviously had a clue.

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        I very much doubt it. I am not sure that he had a clue. More likely saw that the Clinton machine was going to stiff Sanders and sent dirt on Clinton to Wikileaks. Rich was a lefty who crossed the Clinton cartel and ended up where so many before him have.

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        • kyblue says:

          So you think Rich gave emails to Wikileaks & was ‘mugged’ for it?

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          • lawrencepaul1 says:

            I do. It was never a hack. The Clinton are a crime family. They were back in Arkansas and just grew stronger over the years. Losing one close associate to murder is unfortunate, losing over 20 is careless.

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            • kyblue says:

              I have to say, Law, I always thought Rich was killed, too. I also put nothing past the Clintons. I never said anything to anyone for fear of being branded a loony (or some such). After Assange denied the Russians weren’t involved, the Rich murder made more sense. At least to me.

              Of the Clintons, I always thought she was worse than Bubba. I can’t say why. Maybe because of his good old boy act. I don’t know. To me, she’s as transparent as glass.
              A nasty woman.

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    • kyblue says:

      Hell has just frozen over.

      Wonder if this writer got creamed by his leftist pals for calling BS to the Russian hoax? He did get a dig in on PT…a con artist?
      Did any of you read the comments? Every comment called bs to the Russian affair.
      And one linked to an article about neocons.

      https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/07/27/the-grand-illusion-of-imperial-power/

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        They can’t help having a dig, they wouldn’t be liberals if they weren’t snarky.
        I read the article on Neocons a while ago , it was very thorough. You know my opinion of Neocons. They and liberals have bankrupt America between them.
        If it were not for the election of Trump I would have left. I just could not bear to see America being dragged down any longer.

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        • kyblue says:

          The Guardian writer even mentioned Trump jokingly asking Russian to locate the missing emails during a debate. And law enforcement agencies & the media ran with it. I could never believe the FBI was quite that dumb. But not really. Anything, no matter how implausible, to Get Trump. Anything to push the narrative, no matter how insane.
          Thanks for sharing. I would never have read it. The Guardian *shudder* 🤓

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          • lawrencepaul1 says:

            It truly is a terrible rag. It was terrible when it was nothing but a socialist mouthpiece, It is even worse now that it has it is controlled by GCHQ.

            Liked by 1 person

            • kyblue says:

              Seneca The Elder posted a piece above, also from the Guardian. An article from 1921 from a real newsman. Talking about an independent press, honor, integrity & character. Boy, times have changed.

              The article was a donation prop by The Guardian to remain independent. No mention of honor or character though 😳

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  22. Ivehadit says:

    Soooo, perhaps we’ll have a new Justice at the actual SOTU? Or maybe a unified N/S Korea? Or a new democratic Venezuela? Or a Middle East in lasting peace? Or a big new beautiful wall?
    Or ALL OF THE ABOVE?!

    GO DONALD! WE LOVE YOU!

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  23. linda4298 says:

    Interesting take from Scott Adams https://www.pscp.tv/w/1lDGLMkvZAqJm
    Scott Adams talks about President Trump’s tweet saying he would wait to do the State of the Union.

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    • mimbler says:

      That is an interesting take, and probably true.
      However, PDJT doesn’t need to have an audience, just a camera rolling.
      That would avoid the problem.

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  24. linda4298 says:

    LouDobbs avatarLou Dobbs12h
    #AmericaFirst – @GordonGChang: China, Russia & Iran clearly want to stick it to the U.S. in Venezuela. They’re working with Cuba & Venezuela to keep socialism alive. What China is doing isn’t fair and clearly China’s influence in Venezuela is malign. #MAGA #TrumpTrain #Dobbs

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    • Publius2016 says:

      good luck…Colombia Brasil and US everyday plus

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    • steph_gray says:

      Lou has been beating this drum for several shows now.

      Seems to me he is the only one talking about a Communist threat south of us.

      I am glad he is sticking to it. We need many voices to highlight all the globalist evil happening everywhere. This is definitely part of it.

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  25. Liked by 3 people

    • MILupper says:

      Who would have thunk it.
      The 199k new claims, lowest since 1969, includes 25k fed gov employees who are furloughed. That’s 20k more than the average when the gov was running.
      Great time to get a real job in the private sector.

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      • mimbler says:

        It would also include federal contractors who are being laid off during the furlough. I don’t know how that number would compare to actual federal employees.

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  26. TwoLaine says:

    Nevada can’t offer their legal citizens or tourists safety and security, but they want to help the illegal aliens blend in better… So you can’t ask, can’t tell and don’t know when they are coming for you next.

    Nevada Governor Announces his Desire for Office to Make “New Americans” Feel Welcome
    by Ann Corcoran
    24 Jan 2019
    https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/01/24/nevada-governor-announces-his-desire-for-office-to-make-new-americans-feel-welcome

    Liked by 5 people

    • TwoLaine says:

      You know, it wasn’t all that long ago that Nevada law enforcement was saying how bad it was for them with California next door as a Fugitive state. So bad they might need a wall. Now the gubernor is welcoming fugitives.

      Liked by 4 people

    • kyblue says:

      This foolishness makes my blood boil, Two.

      Illegal aliens aren’t new Americans.

      And when are more American citizens going to realize the Democrat Party cares more about illegals than citizens? I want these people’s blood to boil, too 🤓

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  27. Bigbadmike says:

    Today, I am going to contact our liberal minority Mayor and encourage her to run for POTUS. Our City is similar in size to South Bend but we have a nicer Court House, Railroad Depot, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Prairie House. We don’t have a famous College football team, but many years ago when Army and Navy had football powerhouses, both Captains, (quarterbacks) of the opposing squads were from our City. This qualifies our Mayor to be President of the United States. Maybe Nate Silver will visit us and explain how she can win.

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  28. linda4298 says:

    https://www.dailycaller.com/2019/01/23/trump-2016-shove-it-up-kasichs-ass/ On election night 2016, once Donald Trump realized he was likely to become the 45th president, he declared to his aides that he couldn’t wait to shove it in John Kasich’s face — or, more specifically, “his ass.” Murdoch would call minutes later, telling Trump it looked like a victory. “Not yet, Rupy,” Trump replied. “We have a three-stroke lead with one hole left. We can’t celebrate until we’re in the clubhouse.”

    After his victory became clear and the president-elect prepared to deliver his victory speech, Sims writes that Trump was uncharacteristically quiet as he entered the tower’s elevator.

    Melania Trump noticed the president-elect’s suddenly solemn mood, squeezed his hand, and told him, “We’re going to do this together. And you’re going to be a great president.”

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I love that last paragraph and I hope it’s true. I think we would all add on to it with the same sentiment. We’re going to do this together, and you ARE a great President. 🙂

      Eeyores (not you, linda), please pull yourselves together. Do you need a few face slaps? It’s counterproductive to spew your pessimism or “disappointment” in this forum. Would hate to be next to you on a combat front line. SUPPORT YOUR PRESIDENT. There is no better person to be in that position than Trump. And support others too, keep morale up. We’re in the middle of a war. Act accordingly.

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  29. Eric says:

    Technical question about CTH… does anyone get re-directed when visiting this site? On two different browsers (Firefox and Safari), I regularly get re-directed away from this site. I don’t have any malware/virus issues on my Mac. And this doesn’t happen on any other site I visit.

    One of the reasons I bring this up is this only started happening a month or two ago. With the upswing in attention CTH has received, my paranoid side wonders if the site is under attack.

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    • When I use my phone this happens so much the site is unreadable and with multiple browsers and hijacks my home page.

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    • Duke Taber says:

      More than likely it is hijacking scripts hidden in the advertising. I own 3 websites myself and only use reputable ad companies that screen advertisements. Unfortunately, I have seen that “wordpress.com” does not do this well.

      This site desperately needs to start self hosting. They can still use the WordPress CMS but won’t be hampered by the apron strings WordPress.com puts on users of its platform. Depending on the traffic, it would cost less than 100 dollars a month to do so.

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    • steph_gray says:

      Try the Brave browser. I have had practically no problems since I switched to it to read CTH. I think it’s been over a year now.

      And while you’re at it, I recommend setting duckduckgo as your search engine.

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  30. Bloomberg awarded my city of St. Petersburg, FL with $2.5 million dollars for climate change. The catch, we get NO actual dollars but a staffer from Bloomberg who’s salary is paid by Bloomberg.

    http://www.tampabay.com/st-petersburg/st-petersburgs-25-million-climate-award-doesnt-come-with-cash-20190124/

    Liked by 2 people

    • lolli says:

      Thanks Nick, I think I would decline that award!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Amy2 says:

      We don’t need Bloomberg dictating to Floridians. Stay in your own screwed up state!

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    • alligatriot says:

      This reminds me of big companies hiring outside consultants as “efficiency experts” for huge fees and who produced reports offering either common-sense suggestions or pie-in-the-sky solutions the company couldn’t afford.

      Also: In a dictionary under “snake oil” look up “Al Gore” with appropriate quote by P.T. Barnum.

      St. Pete had so much potential and was ruined a long time ago by greed and liberal politics.

      Hey, Bloomberg! When you give up your mansions, your polluting jets and limousines and armed guards, get back to me on that “climate change” sincerity thing.

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  31. abstain says:

    By postponing the SOTU address, President Trump is giving House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer more time to topple Pelosi.

    Liked by 6 people

  32. Proud American from Texas says:

    Call your Senators and Congressman and tell them you want a wall. Takes only a couple of minutes.

    Liked by 2 people

  33. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Woah! This is intetesting.

    Liked by 7 people

  34. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  35. Like

  36. citizen817 says:

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  37. STUNNING SOTU Scenario:

    President Trump has agreed to give “The Address” to CONGRESS after the Shut-Down.

    NOTHING prevents President Trump from giving “An Address” to the PEOPLE now.

    Imagine what gets ADDED and WHY when he gives “The Address” after the Shut-Down.

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  38. To give you an idea of just how far out the MSM and make believe journalism and reporting has gone down the tube, I urge you to read this essay from the Manchester Guardian, 1921 Centenary. In fact this should be required reading for every one of those ignorant talking heads that pollute the air waves.

    It is truly unbelievable how far the media has strayed from the most basic principles of journalism: “Comment is free, facts are sacred….” “Comment is also justly subject to a self imposed restraint. It is well to be frank; even better to be fair.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/sustainability/cp-scott-centenary-essay

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  39. Concerned Virginian says:

    CNN is reporting about PETE BUTTIGIEG, Mayor of South Bend, IN, a married gay nan, announced yesterday that he’s running for the 2020 Democrat Presidential nomination.
    CNN: “If he goes on to defeat President Donald Trump, it’d be a historic win. This appears unlikely (BUT NO MEANS IMPOSSIBLE) at this point” (emphasis mine)

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  40. Latina says:

    VENEZULA
    The Russians are there. Perhaps sensing trouble, in December, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that “two Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bombers, an Antonov An-124 heavy military transport aircraft and an Ilyushin Il-62 long-haul plane arrived at in Caracas.” Venezuela’s defense minister said up to 100 Russian personnel would arrive as part of a joint exercise. Not to be left out, Iranian naval deputy commander Rear Admiral Touraj Hassani Mogaddam announced, “Among our plans in the near future is to send two or three vessels with special helicopters to Venezuela in South America on a mission that could last five months.”

    Will they fight for their guy? Probably not, although Venezuela is heavily in debt to both Russia and China. Who rules matters.

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  41. Latina says:

    IRAN IN VENEZUELA

    Another short recap: Venezuela and Iran have worked together to finance terrorism through the drug trade and to promote virulent anti-Americanism across South America. Hezb’allah is the third leg of the triad. Iran’s Quds Force – established in 1980 and responsible for external Iranian military operations, including in Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Central Asia – was said to be operating in Venezuela as early as 2015.

    That gives the United States and our South American allies in fighting the monster of the drug trade, coupled with terrorist weapons and ideology, a legitimate reason to be concerned about who governs Venezuela.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sporty says:

      We’ve always had a reason to secure our hemisphere it’s just Politicians are fighting against our best interests.

      Liked by 1 person

    • soozword says:

      Wouldn’t be surprised if Iran is a key financial supporter of the Honduran and Guatemalan caravans via tentacles from Venezuela. Hard for me to justify the U.S. military in Afghanistan, but if the ME is coming to our backyard, time to shift forces, not that the military is our only weapon as POTUS has taught us.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Do Stop Thinking About Tomorrow says:

        So Russia and Venezuela announce that Russia could use Military base last week.

        This week President Trump recognizes a New President in Venezuela.

        Maybe President Trump could order an emergency session of Congress on say, the 29th to order the military to provide humanitarian aid to that impoverished country.

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      • Latina says:

        That’s why I can’t hold myself back with happiness to see Brazil electing a CONSERVATIVE President, who calls marxism, trash, and declared war against communism and is purging Brazil from all loyal communists.

        AND… the best part: People are too. 75% approval rating.

        Now, Venezuela????? OMG! This is a HUGE change.

        Think about this, until last year, Cuba, China, Russia and Iran were ruling Brazil, China was buying Brazil basically. Iran was growing it’s terror network all over Latin America.

        Fast forward to October 2018. Bolsonaro wins with the promise of going after marxists, crime, and declared war against communism.
        His slogan: GOD above all.

        1-He floated the idea of a US military base in Brazil, that was just a message to Russia
        2-The first country he visited after elected was ISRAEL. The 2 Countries are in a Honeymoon phase. Major partnership, that’s a HUGE F.You to Iran.

        He said if people want to come to Brazil, Brazil is a Christian nation and the new comers have an obligation to respect that, and they are the ones that need to change because Brazil is not going to accommodate them.

        Pelosi would be crying if Bolsonaro was American. He puts these marxist women in their place. No mercy. He is NOT a sweet heart, he sends them out crying. For American standards, harsh and mean. I love it! He doesn’t put up Social Justice garbage. He treats these feminazis garbage the way they deserve to treated.

        Liked by 3 people

        • kyblue says:

          Thanks so much for your insight. Loved reading these posts.
          We are witnessing so much history in our lifetime. Your input is invaluable.

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  42. snarkybeach says:

    NPR had WH Comms Dir, Mercedes Schlap on to talk about the impasse. Mercy stayed on message, pointing out how Nancy is going home today instead of staying in WDC to negotiate. The NPR stooge then asked her if the President will take the blame if a plane crashes during the shutdown. (poor govt workers going broke, businesses in DC having to lay off workers, the world is coming to an end because DJT won’t budge on the wall.) It’s like they are agitating for an attack to happen…

    Liked by 4 people

    • Bogeyfree says:

      People need to point out they voted twice to pay the government workers and each time the Dems voted NOT to pay them. Republicans voted to pay them but unfortunately it did not pass without Dem support.

      The truth is IMO the Dems don’t care about the government works, it is all lip service.

      Spread the word as social media is all we have.

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  43. citizen817 says:

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  44. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Something is up. The radio host Mike Gallagher said today what Gorka said. Said don’t think Trump is caving or Pelosi won. Said Trump has something big planned.

    Said Trump decided border is more important than the State of the Union.

    Remember, they were with Trump last week and Gallagher said he heard great stuff that he couldn’t repeat. Gorka and other radio hosts were there too.

    Liked by 6 people

  45. Zippy says:

    “It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offence. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called.” – George Orwell in his dystopian novel, 1984

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  46. Devin Nunes was just on Fox News and said he’s disappointed that Cohen chickened out of his congressional testimony because he (Nunes) wanted to ask him about the Trump Tower meeting, particilary about it being arranged at the direction of Glen Simpson.

    We’ve always speculated that Simpson – under contract with the DNC & Team Hillary – was involved in sending that Russian lawyer women in there to set up Trump, but this is the first definitive statement I’ve heard from Nunes or anyone else that there may be credible evidence of it. . . . . . a potential bomb to be dropped st a later date?

    Liked by 3 people

  47. youme says:

    Federal Judges rule the world…now they run public utilities

    Liked by 3 people

  48. Shut-Down SOLUTION: POTUS may accept NOTHING LESS.

    An END to ANY Congressional “Free Pass” for failure to pass a Budget on Time.

    An END to Congressional “Continuing Resolutions” that run up the DEBT unimpeded.

    Provisions that ELIMINATE future BUDGET SHUT-DOWN CRISES …
    Effective OCTOBER 1st, if Congress has not passed The Budget and ALL Appropriations:
    • Congress and their STAFFS get ZERO Compensation, Benefits and Spending.
    • The Prior-FY CEILING for Government FUNDING is FROZEN for the new FY.
    • The President has full authority to CUT and SHIFT both SPENDING and STAFFING.

    Provisions for the SOLUTION to the “DEBT CEILING CRISIS” starting March 1st:
    • Congress and their STAFFS get ZERO Compensation, Benefits and Spending.
    • The President has full authority to decide how to keep Debt BELOW the Ceiling.
    • The President has full authority to CUT and SHIFT both SPENDING and STAFFING.

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    • snarkybeach says:

      I would also make congress have to stay in WDC until they have a deal. As it stands now, both the House & Senate are leaving town (and getting paid.)

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  49. WeThePeople2016 says:

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