March 18th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #788

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976 Responses to March 18th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #788

  1. jx says:

    One year ago today, April 18, 2018, as a result of investigation by Congress and the IG, Congress referred the following for prosecution by the DOJ. These referrals have been completely ignored by the AG.

    Comey
    18 U.S.C. § 242 – deprivation of rights under color of law
    18 U.S.C. § 641 – stealing, selling, conveying public money, property or records
    18 U.S.C. § 793 – Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information
    18 U.S.C. § 1001 – concealment, false representations
    18 U.S.C. §§ 1505, 1515(b) – obstruction – making false or misleading statements, or withholding, concealing, altering, or destroying a document or other information
    18 U.S.C. § 1621 – perjury
    18 U.S.C. § 1924(a) – Unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents or material

    Clinton
    52 U.S.C. §§ 30121, 30101 – contributions & donations by foreign nationals

    Lynch
    18 U.S.C. §§ 1505, 1515(b) – obstruction – making false or misleading statements, or withholding, concealing, altering, or destroying a document or other information

    McCabe
    18 U.S.C. § 242 – deprivation of rights under color of law
    18 U.S.C. § 1001 – concealment, false representations
    18 U.S.C. §§ 1505, 1515(b) – obstruction – making false or misleading statements, or withholding, concealing, altering, or destroying a document or other information
    18 U.S.C. § 1621 – perjury

    Strzok & Page
    18 U.S.C. §§ 1505, 1515(b) – obstruction – making false or misleading statements, or withholding, concealing, altering, or destroying a document or other information

    Yates
    18 U.S.C. § 242 – deprivation of rights under color of law
    18 U.S.C. §§ 1505, 1515(b) – obstruction – making false or misleading statements, or withholding, concealing, altering, or destroying a document or other information

    Boente
    18 U.S.C. § 242 – deprivation of rights under color of law
    18 U.S.C. §§ 1505, 1515(b) – obstruction – making false or misleading statements, or withholding, concealing, altering, or destroying a document or other information

    Rosenstein
    18 U.S.C. § 242 – deprivation of rights under color of law
    18 U.S.C. §§ 1505, 1515(b) – obstruction – making false or misleading statements, or withholding, concealing, altering, or destroying a document or other information

    All DOJ & FBI personnel responsible for signing the Carter Page warrant application
    18 U.S.C. § 242 – deprivation of rights under color of law
    18 U.S.C. §§ 1505, 1515(b) – obstruction – making false or misleading statements, or withholding, concealing, altering, or destroying a document or other information

    https://gosar.house.gov/uploadedfiles/criminal-referral.pdf
    https://smucker.house.gov/sites/smucker.house.gov/files/wysiwyg_uploaded/FISA%20Memo.pdf
    https://oig.justice.gov/reports/2018/o20180413.pdf

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    • jx says:

      Not one year, 11 months. Mea culpa

      Liked by 6 people

    • Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

      Doesn’t seem to be a rush to move forward on these.
      Hoping the statute of limitations resolves them maybe?
      Gutless maggots.

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    • Can ANYONE defend the FBI/DOJ’s inaction?

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      • Albertus Magnus says:

        President Trump inherited a mess. While he did not create it, he is responsible for the clean up.

        We have heard that he has to wait until the Mueller Report is issued to avoid being charged with obstruction. I get that.

        So, I propose that the anger being ginned up here be postponed to see what the DOJ does within 90 days AFTER the Mueller Report is released before judging PDJT on this.

        However, with his new AG and once the Mueller witchhunt is over, then PDJT OWNS the DOJ mess,, just like any third year president would.

        Personally, I regard the cleaning up of government as an important but almost impossible task and it is not my priority….LIFE, Religious Liberty, MAGANOMICS, and a conservative judiciary are all much more important and the very areas that PDJT has been our strongest leader and warrior.

        Whatever he does or doesn’t do regarding the DOJ/FBI corruption (and I think that many people on our side are going to be disappointed), I proudly support him, his re-election and thank God every day that He chose to bring such a man to the highest office in our nation.

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        • AM – good commentary. There is no criticism directed towards PDJT; he’s my hero. My question was aimed directly at the FBI/DOJ for their inaction and not the President’s. I believe there is enough “evidence” to pursue the referrals outlined in JX’s comments above without waiting for a declassification of the documents by the President.

          From my perspective as a novice, the fault lies in the lap of Director Wray who I believe is thoroughly incompetent. Lack of FBI oversight is the fault of previous AG’s and AAG’s. PDJT has been wise not to push the issue because of the potential obstruction issue you pointed out. Perhaps AG Barr hasn’t been on the job long enough to ride herd on the FBI so he gets some slack – for a while.

          If not initiated before the Mueller report is, a later pursuance of charges against these corrupt individuals will appear to be retribution against the FBI/DOJ. Or, portrayed as PDJT’s defense.

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          • Dave Radetsky says:

            ” From my perspective as a novice, …”

            Please think about what you wrote. It’s very telling. The fact is that most, if not all, of us here are novices when it comes to this stuff. I’ve been involved in more legal cases in my life (all in business, only a few in my personal life) than probably all of the non-attorneys on this thread combined, and I’m not an attorney either. And one thing I’ve learned is that things that move successfully through the system take a lot of time, not just 90 days or a few months. Years is very common even for what appear to be fairly simple cases.

            I’m no fan of the DOJ and I have no idea what Barr is going to turn out to be as AG, but I do know that to expect results in months or even a few short years is nothing but foolish and naive. In fact, the idea that we, the public, should be told what they are doing before they actually do go public with it would greatly weaken , if not destroy, their chances of successfully prosecuting these cases.

            The best advice an extremely powerful Washington attorney I worked with told me when we were fighting someone in federal court was that time is a gift and to rush things greatly increases the chances of losing. I’ve seen that proven true many times. While I am an impatient person, I choose to wait and not judge or get into speculation. Anyone can be a self-proclaimed expert, but time will expose who is right.

            One last thing, even though there have been all those referrals for prosecution that were listed earlier in the thread, chances are that very few people will actually be held accountable in a way we will like. The swamp controls Washington, including the courts. Don’t think that just because one many (President Trump) is in office and a few people in Congress support him that much will happen. The swamp is much deeper than we understand and their power will influence what happens in all of this.

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            • cjzak says:

              Problem with ‘it takes years’scenario is we don’t have years really. PT will end his eligibility in 2024. If some of this doesn’t get resolved, laws get changed and criminals get prosecuted before that, I don’t think we will be in a better place for long when his terms are done. We need permanent solutions and people paying severe consequences for their treasonous or else the same crimes will continue to permeate our govt. and our country. Our kids and grandkids will live with the results of no action on this stuff far longer than any of us.

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              • Dave Radetsky says:

                While I agree with you, it’s not necessarily possible for the president to accomplish that much against the swamp in the little amount of time he has. One of the biggest mistakes the deplorables (us) have made when we elected him was to not throw out as many of the GOP in Washington as possible and replace them with conservatives. 90% of the GOP in office in Washington are not with the president. That’s not an exaggeration. They are UniParty all the way and only align with the president when they have to. So, without the voters getting rid of the UniParty GOP members in the House and Senate, the president (any president, not just Trump) is limited in what he can do.

                You imply that there is no one to follow President Trump after he’s done as there’s really no one with his talents or strengths in line. Whether I’m reading that right or not, it is absolutely correct. Maybe a Mike Pompeo could do some things, but if Mike Pence wants the nomination, he will get it. The voters will see him as the best thing to follow Trump because he’s the VP. It’s just like they did with George HW Bush to follow Reagan. Donald Trump, Jr could be a great possibility except he can’t run for president because he is not a natural born citizen. (He, his brother Eric, and Ivanka were all born before Ivana, their mother, became a citizen in 1988. A natural born citizen is a child born of two American citizen parents, so none of them are eligible to become president.)

                The point is that you are right about the limited time we have, and we’ve made it harder for President Trump by not throwing the GOPe out of office. But the situation, as difficult as it is, does not change that the legal process moves slowly and no one in Washington will speed it up just because President Trump’s only got until 2024 in office, at most.

                We all need to be very serious and consistent in our prayers for our country and our president. That is the only thing that can change the situation, and those prayers may not even help because the American people continue to live in sin and open hostility to God, so He has no reason to continue to bless us.

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              • Mark says:

                Mueller didn’t take long to take out everyone associated to Trump. Some of these cases would only take getting a grand jury and indicting. For example McCabe. Why isn’t McCabe in prison?

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              • Hebo Sabe says:

                It only takes years when people don’t want to do anything.

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            • thedoc00 says:

              Just one simple reply to your comment. It would be nice to know that a process to prosecute these people has even started. That in a nutshell is the rub with everything that has transpired. Most here understand the “time issue”, it is the fact NO ACTIION is being taken that rubs the wrong way. Then add to that Sessions gave the illusion of action with Huber and the IG, now its discovered these were FALSE CLAIMS.

              In case it’s lost on you, many here were actually satisfied (initially) that action was taking place, when the existence of Huber and IG report was initially announced.

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            • Bud says:

              Time is money for lawyers since they charge based on billable hours. No need to rush, but get the statements out on time. A cynic that has been involved in too many litigations.

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        • A.M. I agree that PDJT is indeed a God send. And I pray daily for him every day.
          However, if the people who have committed what is essentially treason, are not brought to justice, then the USA has an official two tiered justice system. I don’t think it can be the beacon of the free world that it once was.
          Justice has to be done, and I think PDJT is just the man to do it.

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        • Amy2 says:

          Amen Magnus.

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      • Pale rider says:

        H&HC, I’ll take that challenge, only because it’s trump and I trust him. I look for evidence of his success not incompetence anymore. Not aimed at anyone just inter perspective.
        The people you and I see, even Hillary are insignificant at this point. The picture is global and those global characters are giving the orders. The money is the blood that beats this evil corrupt heart positioned within every country. When they fall it will be global. You see it all over if you get out of the U.S news. Look at France, Britain, New Zealand, Canada, China, N.Korea, Iran, Syria.
        Israel? Now has our embassy in Jerusalem. Who does that in retreat? It’s planned progress towards a goal.
        It is coming, but it is much bigger than we ever thought.

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    • mightyconservative says:

      JX, that is quite a list. Thank you for sharing it,
      Boggles the mind.
      We really are not an equal people.

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  2. citizen817 says:

    Trump orders alien biometric IDs, dump 466,000 Obama green cards

    But Trump’s Justice Department joined the Save Jobs USA plaintiffs and won a decisive Court of Appeals reversal last June 2018 stating DHS had no authority to grant H-1B dependent green cards and immigration rules must consider worker job impacts.

    The Immigration Service on March 8 issued biometric identification rulesrequiring all temporary foreign workers and their dependents to pay $85 and complete a biometric smartcard ID that includes fingerprint, facial photograph, any unique physical traits, signature, and DNA tests for certain countries by the end of 2019. 

    President Trump is engaged in a two-track effort through the supporting American workers ‘Save Jobs USA’ lawsuit and completing the nine onerous federal administrative steps necessary to purge Obama’s Immigration Executive by December 2019.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/03/trump_orders_alien_biometric_ids_dump_466000_obama_green_cards_.html

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    • YvonneMarie says:

      Yay !!!!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Amy2 says:

      Busy man our VSGPDT.

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    • bessie2003 says:

      That biometric DNA tests requirement could be a nasty slippery slope; for when

      the next time a Democrat is in the Oval Office there would now be a precedent set to require similar DNA submittals to the now required Real ID drivers licenses, and

      viola! The federal government now has the DNA of every person in the country, and will be able to follow everything they, and their family members do, from here on out.

      And then, should the communist left eventually win control of this nation the process being accomplished in China of highly regulating movement and access, is just one click away.

      So that part of the requirement I hope gets a second long, thought out consideration of unintended consequences before that one step is implemented.

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    • Alligator Gar says:

      How do we reconcile this with the President’s words at the business round-table meeting where he said we need more immigrants to fill these H-1B jobs for the “businessmen”?

      Many of us here were shocked about that because it was diametrically opposed to his stated philosophy on the campaign trail, which emphasized the need to curb immigration, end chain migration, end the “diversity lottery,” and make American jobs for Americans.

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  3. Tiffthis says:

    I’m about to make 4K off my husband cuz he thought PDJT wouldn’t finish his first term. Pretty exciting 🤣🇺🇸🥂

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  4. hard masada says:


    TFN upped its game on this one… given Carpe D a fun for his money

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  5. citizen817 says:

    The U.S. Supreme Court has held that states cannot add to the qualifications of senators and congressional representatives as outlined in the Constitution. On the other hand, the Constitution also gives states the power to set rules for how presidential elections are held within their borders.

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  6. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Katie Hopkins Responds To Christchurch…

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    • LoonsCall says:

      First time commenting, long time lurker since now President Trump came down the escalator.. visit here many times a day.. Katie is right, of course, with the suppression of speech which is alarming enough, VERY ALARMING.. but, in my view, I see the move to restrict firearms as a much bigger threat to your country..

      Can see their writing on the wall.. I may be Canadian & do not have that right but also do not live to the north of several volatile countries that are allowing thousands upon thousands of people to travel relatively unfettered into the country (let’s call it an invasion, which is what it is).. we get a lot of it here but nothing compared to you guys.. thus far, THUS FAR, although it does seem to be exploding, completely ignored by our tax-paid msm

      Do not ever give up your arms, EVER, no matter what.. the proof is in the pudding for many countries.. hold on to whatever you have, get more if you can.. an unarmed population is the exact recipe for a takeover.. your Founding Fathers thought better for you.. armed in case of tyranny.. all one needs to do is look at the catastrophes going on all over in unarmed countries.. talk about sitting ducks

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  7. patrickhenrycensored says:

    video/1

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    • PInky1920 says:

      Even Rendell knows it.

      I’m sending this link to my backstabbing RINO uniparty facilitator Toomey. He thinks he’s safe and people will forget because he’s not up until 2024.

      Toomey is a lying POS.

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    • dawg says:

      —–“According to a recent opinion survey from The Wall Street Journal, the president “cumulatively leads a generic Democratic opponent, 46 percent to 40 percent,” in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.”

      —————

      “Pennsylvania is prospering under Trump, and the latest opinion polling shows that voters know a good thing when they see it. The Democrats certainly have their work cut out for them in 2020.

      David Urban, an Aliquippa native, is a commentator for CNN. He worked as senior adviser for the 2016 Trump campaign in Pennsylvania.”——

      Ive been wondering about this. All those rust belt state that PT won, why would anyone think he won’t win them again? (unless widespread election and voter fraud) Things have just gotten better there over his admin. I think the dems know it too.

      If Texas were to have gone blue in 2016, HRC would have won 270-268, all other results being the same.

      Thats why I think the fraud schemes to win Texas will be unprecedented.

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  8. America’s affordable-housing crisis shows no signs of going away anytime soon, and it’s having the starkest effects on people with the lowest incomes, according to a new report.
    The crisis is urgent, says the report, which calls for a large injection of funds into federal housing programs designed to help the poorest renters. Its publication coincides with the release of President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget request, which proposes sweeping cuts to affordable housing programs and would undermine the already inadequate support systems in place for low-income renters.
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/affordable-housing-crisis-trump-budget-low-income-renters_n_5c8905d3e4b0fbd7661faaa0

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    • Guyski says:

      According to a report by National Low Income Housing Coalition. Diane Yentel, President and CEO, salary $204,270

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    • jx says:

      Deport illegal aliens.

      Liked by 12 people

      • Guyski says:

        …and the fraud.

        Liked by 6 people

      • farmhand1927 says:

        Exactly, jx. There is Section 8 housing being built at break neck speed across the country, especially in sanctuary states/cities. The explosion of ‘low income workers’ is a result of thousands flooding across the border. Jobs are plentiful, wages are up.

        If we had border control and stopped diluting the work force/rental industry with fresh waves of unskilled labor and still more that immediately get qualified for various forms of welfare, we wouldn’t need to keep consuming open space for apartments to house them, as is the case in Colorado.

        The environmental crowd in Colorado, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Idaho, etc., are interestingly silent as developers scratch beautiful landscapes down to bedrock and slam up thousands of apartment units and cookie cutter single family homes that are a couple of feet apart. Notice ‘green’ groups are not out protesting land rape, high-rises blocking mountain views or the fact that asphalt and concrete are ruining wildlife habitat, not to mention what their wind turbines are doing to bird populations. What power broker has told the greenies to stand down on massive construction and development?

        Birth rates among Americans is considered unsustainably low so where is the so-called population explosion coming from?

        We have a political party lining up behind the idea that having children isn’t a good idea anymore in America and that if we don’t feel like working, we don’t have to. We’re told the USA will implode in 12 years anyway, so why should we invest in any kind of housing? Why build or improve roads, bridges, schools or hospitals? Why do Dems still want to expand and improve airports–the expansion at O’Hare in Chicago alone must be keeping poor AOC up at night with worry!

        What difference does it really make who is elected and who isn’t in 2020 if we’re all dead in 12 years? HuffPo loves AOC. Why don’t they support and respect her ability to predict the future and stop worrying about taxpayer funded housing? Why doesn’t HuffPo tell readers to calm down, relax, take up a hobby and enjoy these last 12 years? Why doesn’t HuffPo start informing the people of 3rd world countries to stay home, get to work on making their countries great again because AOC has seen a divine vision: The Great Satan, aka, United States is going to ‘get theirs’ in 12 years. Tell the caravanning souls that the rest of the world may be able to stave off extinction, so stay home, clean up your environments–your only hope for survival isn’t crossing the border into the Epicenter of Environmental Evil.

        Why should those that do want to work be taxed to provide ‘affordable’ housing for people that won’t work and for people that break our laws by being here when they should stay home if they want to live longer than the next 12 years?

        Words have consequences. AOC’s gang can’t have it both ways. They can’t rage against meat consumption and cow farts and still be in favor of importing millions of people that are consuming meat and limited water resources, contributing to pollution, sewage and carbon fuel consumption. They can’t rage against air travel while airports across the nation are using govt funds to expand and build more runways. They can’t rage about the lack of ‘affordable’ housing and still be in favor of importing millions of people that qualify for that housing. Words have consequences–HuffPo should realize that, too.

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        • Blaze says:

          The illegals will destroy all their housing and the entire area surrounding it will be a filthy mess with garbage and litter strewn everywhere. Just like the shit hole they came from. They have zero respect for anything.

          I live near Tri-Cites area of Washington State where we have a massive illegal population. Every area of the Tri-Cities they settle in numbers is completely destroyed and a filthy mess.

          Talked to our power meter reader and she is not allowed to read meters in those areas after dark.

          Just like the saying if you import 3rd world, you get 3rd world living standards. They prove this everyday.

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        • annieoakley says:

          From Colorado: You nailed it.

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        • Judith says:

          They used to slap up these high-density HUD tenements *before* Catholic charities and Lutheran Services bused the invaders into our communities.

          Now there are tent cities all over Commiefornia, because they can’t keep up with the invasion.

          Build it, and they will keep on coming!

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    • mostlyogauge says:

      You can believe everything posted at huffpost.com, said NO ONE EVER.

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    • Zorro says:

      ” starkest effects on people with the lowest incomes”

      That’s why the solution is to let million more across the border.

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      • Alligator Gar says:

        In Tallahassee they are building apartment complexes on every scrap of land. We have half-filled apartment complexes already, but they keep building. The rents are astronomical ($1,800 is considered a deal for a 2/2 with utilities).

        The supply has far outstripped the demand, yet the rents that are demanded are paid because the worker bees who don’t qualify for Section 8 have no choice, This forces adults to advertise for “roommates” and lose their private life to the idiocy of “dorm” life as in college.

        And people wonder why the American birth rate is declining! No privacy, no personal life, no ability to evolve into an independent adult. There–that and massive student debt will see us at Japanese reproduction levels very soon.

        Encourage your youngsters to go into the trades. Much less expensive than college, no indoctrination, a useful money-making skill in a year or two.

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  9. Dora says:

    Judging Jeanine Pirro

    Judge Jeanine Pirro asked a reasonable question on her Fox News show the other day. She was focusing on infamously anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Omar has made it her trademark to accuse politicians who support Israel of having accepted bribes (“It’s all about the Benjamins baby”) and to accuse Jewish supporters of Israel of having divided loyalties, by which she meant they are more loyal to Israel than they are to the United States.

    Addressing Democrats, Pirro said, “This is not who your party is. Your party is not anti-Israel, she is. Think about this. She is not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat Party.”

    https://spectator.org/judging-jeanine-pirro/

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    • Zorro says:

      :divided loyalties”, Isn’t that something that all the fake news outlets say directly or indirectly about Trump and Russia EVERYDAY?

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  10. nwtex says:

    This (below) is a correct ph # = “viewer services line” however one has to listen to 1.5 min of yada-yada before being able to have the option to leave a comment.
    But just press 3 you and you will bypass all that other stuff and be able leave your comment.

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    • nwtex says:

      Here is another ph# for Fox. 212.301.3000. A live person answered immediately.

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      • Dave Radetsky says:

        She was only suspended for 2 weeks, so she should be back on the air regardless of whether people call (I’m not saying don’t call, but the reality is that it won’t matter). The idea of them apologizing is ridiculous. They are a private company and can choose to do what they want. In this case, their owners, the Murdochs, are leftists. They do not agree with the few conservative hosts the network has and what you are seeing with Judge Jeanine is probably just the beginning of what is to come. And I say that it’s just the beginning fully realizing that they moved to the left many years ago, not recently

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  11. henry says:

    Doesn’t his dad work for the FBI?

    Owens alleges that Hogg’s application may have been fraudulent.

    “While on the topic of fraudulent college admissions… I wonder if our @FBI will take a look at David Hogg’s acceptance into Harvard University. That’s got to be the biggest University scam of the decade,” Owens Tweeted on Wednesday.

    https://newspunch.com/fbi-investigate-david-hoggs-harvard-admission/

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    • paulraven1 says:

      This is ill-informed by Candace Owens. Harvard is one of the few universities that does not live and die by SAT scores. My father and two brothers went to Harvard. None had exceptionally high SAT scores. Harvard is much more about what they think an individual can offer them. Admission to Harvard is very idiosyncratic and hugely dependent on the personal interview.

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      • Marc says:

        AKA, rife with bias, discrimination, and highly subjective criteria for admissions.

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        • Exactly. When it’s subjective then there are no rules.

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          • Marc says:

            This is why I support the ‘name-blind’ and ‘race-blind’ application process some schools have implemented. That way, the admissions people only need to go on a person’s aptitude and extracurricular activities while not consciously or subconsciously discriminating against applicants.

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        • paulraven1 says:

          I wouldn’t put it that way. I don’t wish to defend the modern university, but having a long family history with Harvard I will make some distinctions. Harvard was always unique among universities for its highly unconventional admissions standards. As a private university it is there right to hold subjective standards as to what constitutes a good candidate for Harvard. And Harvard graduates are, by and large, a different breed of cat. I’ve known many Harvard men and women who were arrogant and even worse, for sure. (Arrogance often accompanies confident intelligence.) But I’ve also met many who were odd and inventive thinkers, high-functioning outcasts of sorts, who would not fit into a Princeton or Dartmouth mold. My father and brothers are good examples.

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          • Marc says:

            I’m well aware private universities can do whatever they choose to in regards to admissions but I don’t have to like it. POTUS could also push this issue as he has with free speech. If Hahvahd wants those hundreds of millions in research endowments, then they’ll have to reform their admissions process as well. Just a thought.

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          • 🍺Gunny66 says:

            PR,

            Ha….I like the “odd and inventive thinkers” statements…..

            Have you ever had meetings with Engineers?…..Wow…wonderful people…but a little odd..

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          • Inspector 71 says:

            Proper grammar obviously is not required either.

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          • Crusain says:

            Unfortunately, Harvard has always been deeply ideological.There have always been great scholars of independence and distinction, along these lines I’d mention Perry Miller, Samuel Eliot Morison, Oscar Handlin .T.S. Eliot suffered their ideological narrowness in the early part of the 20th century, luckily he had access to the great Irving Babbitt, very much an outcast on the Harvard faculty.The great philosopher Eric Voegelin, commenting in his book Autobiographical Reflections, landed a position on the Harvard faculty after escaping the Gestapo in his native Austria, couldnt get away from Harvard fast enough due to the ideological rigidity.He was grateful that Huey Long endowed chairs at LSU , allowing him to escape to Southern climes that were largely untainted by progressive ideology.Today , academic ideology is even more suffocating and Harvard has dumbed down and twisted their admissions to produce pliant student raw material.

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      • Revelation says:

        “Admission to Harvard is very idiosyncratic” = Harvard indulges in rampant discrimination

        https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-myth-of-american-meritocracy

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        • paulraven1 says:

          Discrimination against whom?

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          • Funny , Real Clear Politics today’s menu has article by Niall Ferguson about his experience teaching at Harvard after moving over from Oxford . He was surprised when grading his first m8dterms – he said half were so mediocre that wouldn’t even have gotten an interview at Oxford let alone admission . When he inquired about it with administrators , he was told there were a lot of legacy admissions ,athletes , special cases , affirmative action ( which he noted screwed Asians ) etc. he said he solved problem by assigning a lot of reading and class work and the low half dropped his class . Hmmm

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  12. henry says:

    Interesting…

    https://newspunch.com/big-pharma-panics-medical-marijuana-users-quit-drugs/

    As more and more U.S. states create laws lifting the prohibition of cannabis, medical marijuana users are ditching their prescription drugs in droves.

    According to data released in a report published by the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, there has been a mass exodus in the use of prescription drugs in states where marijuana is legal.

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  13. paulraven1 says:

    President Trump issues carping tweets about the FEC or FCC getting involved in fake news monopoly bias because he doesn’t like SNL but so far nothing about the relentless and increasingly brazen assault on our First Amendment by tech companies and Islamic groups working hand-in-glove to censor and even criminalize criticism of Sharia law and Islam.

    Where is the DOJ? They have an entire division for alleged racial injustices but nothing for corporate war on free speech?

    Google and CAIR are attempting here same thing going on across western culture — a social media war on free speech.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      “Leftist and Islamic groups have been trying for years to silence all criticism of jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women and others, and in the New Zealand massacre they see the best chance in a long time to move in for the kill. I (along with other foes of jihad terror) could be banned from everything and rendered a non-person, a la Alex Jones, any day now.”
      https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/273177/robert-spencer-so-long-everybody-robert-spencer

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        From the Burning Platform: The New Zealand Massacre: How Globalists are controlling our information: Good Read….a portion below..

        We are entering a period of increasing tension and mounting conflict. The Western experiment has wound itself into such knot that when it finally releases, organically rather than in an engineered fashion by powerful elites, there will be a powerful reckoning. The legitimacy of the Great States of Europe and North America- including Australia and now new Zealand- has been irreparably damaged, not only by its reckless behavior in cobbling together a Frankenstein monster called Globalism, but by the intentional stresses and pressures they have subjected their domestic populations to over these last decades of surplus and cheap goods.

        http://www.theburningplatform.com/2019/03/16/how-to-read-a-manifesto/#more-193385

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        • The Boss says:

          True Gunny. In one single newscast by our local Fox affiliate today re NZ, the shooter was described as both a “white supremacist” and a “white nationalist”. Guaranteed we’ll hear the shooter described this way for days.

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    • The Boss says:

      The “unity services” re NZ are pathetic displays of political correctness. I don’t recall the same reaction to Ft. Hood, Pulse or San Bernadino terrorist attacks in this country, to name a few. (All of these occurred on the watch of B Hussein Obama. Just sayin’).

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  14. Dora says:

    I was wondering where he went.

    Liked by 3 people

  15. citizen817 says:

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  16. citizen817 says:

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    • PInky1920 says:

      No doubt, it’s PT’s fault.

      I don’t watch the “news” but yesterday, I was in a room where somebody had the commie news network on, and in the ten minutes I was force fed their garbage, it was non stop “it’s PT’s fault”, Judge J is a racist…

      People…it’s a MIRACLE that we have PDJT…I’m old and have seen lot, but nothing compares to the coordinated effort of hatred and lies this man is subjected to…please pray for him, his family and our country. The devil is real.

      My comments are back to being “moderated”…so damn annoying.

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      Not much difference between most political campaigns………….and money laundering.

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    • And … that amount of $$ is exactly why this loser is running for office again. He gets to keep whatever is left over. When he ran against Cruz he collected something like $70 million and didn’t share any of it with his fellow Dem candidates. He justified it with something like “I earned it”.
      The only thing he knows how to do is run for office. It’s easy when you have an adoring enemedia helping you. Qualifications? Not necessary. I wonder if he responded to an ad looking for candidates the same way AOC did.

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  17. citizen817 says:

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  18. citizen817 says:

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  19. patrickhenrycensored says:

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    • linda4298 says:

      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gm-lordstown-workers/far-flung-job-offers-pose-tough-choices-for-gm-ohio-workers-idUSKCN1QZ0YT But GM has the reverse problem with trucks – for now, it cannot build them fast enough. That is helping GM find new jobs for displaced sedan plant workers, and blunt attacks from the UAW and politicians.

      The automaker recently announced it will add 1,000 jobs at a plant in Flint, Michigan, to build a new generation of GM’s largest pickups.

      A GM spokeswoman said last week that 538 workers from a Detroit plant slated to close in 2020 and nearly 100 from Lordstown have already signed on in Flint to fill those jobs.

      That and other job opportunities could cushion the blow for most of the 1,450 workers currently laid off at Lordstown. The Ohio plant is one of five North American GM plants slated to close by January 2020.

      GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra has said the automaker expects to have 2,700 job openings by early 2020 at other thriving plants, enough to absorb nearly all of those displaced in plants in Maryland, Ohio and Michigan willing or able to uproot for work hundreds of miles away. GM said another 1,200 affected hourly workers are eligible for early retirement.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        Problem is GM is not investing in Lord’s Town, to preclude these people from having to move. Plus, the UAW implemented and supported “last-in, first-out” with respect to down sizing work forces when the slow down occurs.

        The Unions are now a big business, labor sourcing companies but their biggest money maker is laundering campaign funds for the Democrat Party as well as laundering organized crime income.

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

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    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      Belongs here

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      • patrickhenrycensored says:

        Sorry for the commentscrewituptis

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Posted on another thread yesterday……

        I always wondered what happened to the American Auto industry until I went to Shanghai, China on business.
        The biggest auto plant I ever saw…Huge… .GM..

        First let me just say…..The Chinese do not drive Chinese cars. They are not good building them at all…..As usual they steal or import the technology.

        Mini-vans in China…..All GM…..the Chinese workers ride share mostly because they do not have enough money to buy cars. So the companies provide “shuttle” service in the mini-vans……All or almost all are GM…..

        Do you ever want to know how many Chinese can fit in a mimi-van……A whole bunch of em….sitting on laps and hanging on the sides…..I got pictures!!
        All the taxis in Shanghai…Volkswagen

        So for all intents and purposes it is not only the Unions…..GM does not care because China “IS” their biggest market….
        In the US GM does make their cash on mini-vans and trucks

        Complicated Business…….Follow the money….

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        • thedoc00 says:

          The sooner people realize the Chinese have not “stolen” as much technology as claimed the faster people will recognize the issue. The export licenses signed by the US State Department legalizes the technology transfers. Also, those licenses include support for China Incorporated to own equity stakes in major US Companies that includes access.

          The “stolen technology” claim is a ruse, an probably necessary political tool and a cover for US Companies. I have been part of applications for all types export licenses and have seen the process first hand. The review and threat to restructure licenses is potentially the biggest unused weapon in the President’s arsenal.

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          • 🍺Gunny66 says:

            thedocoo,

            Thank you for the information……learned something new….thanks

            However, I did work for an American Company who made systems that created crystal boules in the manufacturing of LED’s. Our biggest customer was China. I worked in the Shanghai area for over two years and have many Chinese friends who were our customers.

            We hired local Chinese people, with solid skills and education to work for our company as intermediaries to the customers we were serving.

            One woman we hired, very nice woman, very proficient, was eventually discovered to have provided all our design plans to her husband. He worked for a Chinese competitor.

            This was devastating. The company I worked for went under a short time later.

            I am also good friends with a 38 year Air Force veteran who worked in the middle East as a contractor for the State Dept in Communications and Technology during the war. He stated the Chinese would attempt to hack into and steal our technology on a daily basis.

            However, our computer / tech people are far more proficient that theirs and we just put bugs back into the Chinese systems.

            So it does happen. Maybe, more frequent than you realize

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  20. henry says:

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/puzzling-number-of-men-tied-to-ferguson-protests-have-died

    Deaths of Ferguson activists lead some to believe something sinister is at play

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  21. Dora says:

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  22. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  23. henry says:

    https://www.propublica.org/article/federal-authorities-raided-trump-fundraisers-office-in-money-laundering-probe

    Federal Authorities Raided Trump Fundraiser’s Office in Money Laundering Probe
    A sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica shows federal agents scoured Elliott Broidy’s office for documents related to China, Saudi Arabia and a Miami Beach club promoter.

    Liked by 1 person

    • patrickhenrycensored says:

      Another fishing expedition?
      In a separate filing in November, the Justice Department alleged that Broidy was paid by Low to lobby Trump administration officials to ease off on U.S. investigations into Low. Broidy is not identified by name in the filings, but he is widely reported to be the person referred to as “Individual No. 1.” Broidy has not been charged with a crime, and it’s unclear what the status of the investigation is.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      This is a coordinated attack by Mueller and the NY AG, who is conducting the investigation in parallel.

      Like

  24. citizen817 says:

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  25. Stillwater says:

    Trump Administration Pushes Back On Media Report Claiming ‘ZERO New Walls’ Built – Mar 15, 2019 (Daily Caller)
    Excerpt:

    The Daily Mail published a story on Thursday that said the Trump administration has built “ZERO new walls despite claiming otherwise for months,” citing a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) spokesman Roger Maier.

    Maier told the British publication that the “first new wall project, where no barrier currently exists, is anticipated to start in April.”

    A senior administration official took issue with the Daily Mail’s framing. Building walls where there were gaps or only small or ineffective non-wall barriers before is, by definition, building new walls, that official told The Daily Caller News Foundation on Friday.

    Maier also released a statement to TheDCNF on Friday, stating that the administration has built “new border wall,” where non-wall barriers had previously existed…

    “This new wall provides new capability by replacing ineffective or dilapidated infrastructure, such as Normandy-style barriers designed only to stop vehicles, not people on foot. This ongoing construction is part of about 115 miles of new border wall system underway using FY2017 and FY2018 funding. FY19 funding also provides for about 55 miles of new border wall,” added Maier.

    The disconnect between the Daily Mail’s story and the Trump administration’s position hinges on whether replacing non-wall barriers with walls counts as “new wall.”

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/15/trump-new-border-wall-border-mexico/

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  26. citizen817 says:

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  27. patrickhenrycensored says:

    Fake News makes their living bad mouthing Trump.
    Without him or it, they would have no reader or viewership.

    Liked by 3 people

  28. spoogels says:

    WOW
    The Roseanne Show(1998) w Donald Trump, Michael Moore. Roseanne asks D.T to run for President so he can stop Rich men from turning the nation Communist.

    Liked by 9 people

    • Amy2 says:

      Thanks for sharing spoogels. That was lovely. PDT…SO gracious.

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    • ParteaGirl says:

      At 36:39 Michael Moore: Both the Republicans and the Democrats are like one party now- we have a one-party system

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    • AmericaFirst says:

      What a find! Trump starts at about minute 11. I never saw any of the Roseanne Shows because I was violently turned off of Roseanne by her extreme explicit gut-wrenching vulgarity in a live show once (not remotely funny), but I enjoyed this.

      President Trump has got to be the most consistent person ever as far as spending a lifetime observing what works and what doesn’t and what America needs.

      And MM was a self-righteous holier-than-thou scumbag even then.

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  29. jx says:

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Ah….Oh….you can just feel the Label for Joe coming from the President….Low IQ….??

      I kinda like: “The Grabber”…….Come on Joe….give us some pocket change….

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      • AmericaFirst says:

        Or just – holds up two fingers on both hands – “Intellectual of the Democrat Party.” Directly from Clint Eastwood’s Empty Chair routine.

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  30. dwpender says:

    Anyone notice that Preet Bahrara was on Face the Nation saying he is “skeptical” of claims that the Mueller probe will end soon, and that “parts” of the probe may simply be “handed off” to other offices (e.g. SDNY)? Think Preet has pretty good sources in the SDNY, which teams with his acolytes?

    AG Barr: Bahrara’s smug hints should be a clarion call to you. Order Robert Khuzami to DC ASAP, get a grip on everything going on (and out of control) in the SDNY, and put an end to all shenanigans (including the belief that SDNY will be Mueller 2 once the main probe terminates).

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    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      Written by a proponent of the incorporation doctrine…that Federal law is supreme. BS He sites Madison and Hamilton…both wanted a strong central government. The rest of the Framers FEARED a strong central government…heck, hadn’t they just fought to free themselves from a strong central government?

      ALL our current Federal pols and Federal (UNELECTED) workers want us to believe that they are supreme…the elite. I don’t care what arguments this author makes…no way our Framers wanted a strong central government. The States ratified the Constitution; therefore, the States CREATED the Federal government. It was a service contract that contracted the Federal government to represent the “general welfare” of ALL the states to foreign governments WRT treaties, war, peace, and commerce. The powers of the Federal government are few and limited; whereas the powers of the States and PEOPLE are vast and unlimited per 9 & 10 A’s.

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      • Piggy says:

        People created the states. State sovereignty was pushed by the Confederates. Calhoun warping Madison.

        The people are sovereign no state or federal government gives us our rights.

        The federal government was created to protect those rights.

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  31. henry says:

    amazing…another Lutheran gone wild with a gun.

    Liked by 6 people

  32. henry says:

    Rep. Deb Dingell says there is “almost schizophrenia some days” among Trump voters

    “You’ve got union workers that don’t think anybody cares about them. They still think he cares about them. You also see these same people disturbed … People just want someone to care about them.”

    [video src="https://media.8ch.net/file_store/581786492d50b768f38acb0b93ec542cf96c89c58f5ece33dfe8f11b33c28ab9.mp4" /]

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    • Luke of the D says:

      He is correct. Some days I feel like the world is going completely insane… or I am. Then I realize I am reading the complete lunacy of the MSM or the madness on social media and then I realize I am actually completely sane and it is they who are mad! The glaring hypocrisy and blatant lies of the liberal MSM is simply a symptom of TDS.

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  33. youme says:

    U.S. based company sets up minor affiliate in Puerto Rico to avoid U.S. taxes…

    Can I get in on this action?

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    • Luke of the D says:

      Puerto Rico is a territory of the USA. So this is no different than a company moving from the brutal tax regime of New York to the lower taxes of Florida or Texas.

      Liked by 3 people

      • KnowSERENoFear says:

        Except for the fact that it is unconstitutional for the Federal government to hold territory. The Feds can have 10 Sq miles for a capital and forts….which also excludes BLM, Nation Parks, National monuments, National Forests and so on.

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  34. paulraven1 says:

    I love this essay. Socialism never really existed. It’s always, and only, about power and control.

    https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/03/17/socialists-dont-really-believe-in-socialism/

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    • Judith says:

      Socialism is appealing to jealous slackers who blame everybody else for their sorry lot in life. Instead of comprehending how hard work and success go hand-in-hand, they bitch and moan about how unfair the world is to them.

      Socialists stubbornly refuse to raise themselves up, because that would require a reality check, so they tear others down to their level of mediocrity. If they can’t get ahead then, dammit, nobody can!

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  35. Dora says:

    Just think – this man could become president. There’s not much of a chance, but it’s possible.

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  36. Jim Smith says:

    There is an interesting development on our President’s Twitter Feed. For those of you who follow, almost 100% of the replies lately have been negative, with the notorious “KR” brothers always all over the top of the feed. Something changed.
    Have a look:

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    • Jim Smith says:

      You have to click in to the feed to see the replies.

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    • Paprika says:

      Bravo!

      That was a well played and concerted team effort to reveal the chicanery surrounding the nasty responses that always seem to be perpetually first and foremost on PT’s twitter account.

      Nicely done!

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  37. henry says:

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  38. burnett044 says:

    some times a single image can sum lots of things up…
    https://cdn.minds.com/fs/v1/thumbnail/954194032933990400

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  39. alligatriot says:

    Just in case you know folks who still think Fox News is really, truly supportive of President Trump.

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/republicans-day-of-reckoning-on-trump-is-coming

    FTA:

    “It is not beyond the realm of possibility that Trump, with the walls closing in on him from the Mueller investigation, as well as multiple congressional and law enforcement investigations, to use martial law to keep the consequences at bay and to stay in the White House. ”

    There is still no know cure for Trump Derangement Syndrome. Sad.

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  40. Troublemaker10 says:

    All states should do this.

    ———

    Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law
    https://apnews.com/8d863a222765489784abfd0bfd7fe7a5?utm_medium=APCentralRegion&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter

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  41. Zimbalistjunior says:

    What are the chances Beto is a life long CIA plant being foisted upon us by the same people who brought us Obama and others?

    This feels like we are part of a Stanford prison experiment of some kind or another.

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      If he is then he is their poorest work to date

      Liked by 1 person

    • ParteaGirl says:

      Follow the money:

      Liked by 1 person

      • ParteaGirl says:

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        • Sandra-VA says:

          How does STRATFOR link to O’Rourke’s father-in-law?

          However, I think the fact that they (the family) own so much land on the border should be looked into very carefully! We know that cartel money is paying off people in the USA… a valid reason to investigate.

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    • boogywstew says:

      Did the same Republican hired firm “vet” Beto as vetted the Klan governor of Virginia?

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  42. Mark says:

    The WA Times is reporting that Mueller isn’t wrapping anything up but pursuing new leads. Whitaker was wrong.

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  43. henry says:

    https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/434478-kansas-department-of-transportation-calls-trump-delusional-communist-on

    A Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) employee is no longer working for the agency after one of its Twitter accounts called President Trump a “delusional Communist” in a since-deleted tweet.

    “You’re a delusional Communist,” the department’s south central Kansas account tweeted Sunday afternoon after Trump criticized a trio of Fox News anchors. “You know it’s Communist countries that try to control media, right?”

    The tweet was deleted about two hours after it was published, according to The Wichita Eagle. But the tweet sparked widespread attention in the state, with lawmakers and the Kansas Republican Party commenting on it.

    “Governor [Laura] Kelly campaigned on bipartisanship,” the Kansas Republican Party said in a Facebook post. “But she refuses to negotiate with Republicans in the Legislature, and her staff is too busy attacking President Trump on the Kansas taxpayer’s dime.”

    State Rep. J.R. Claeys (R) tweeted that KDOT could “feel free” to call his office for “advice before Republicans pounce.”

    KDOT acting Secretary Julie Lorenz condemned the tweet in a statement Sunday night.

    “The tweet has been deleted from the KDOT account as it does not reflect the views of KDOT or the administration and was an unacceptable use of state communication tools,” Lorenz said, according to The Wichita Eagle.

    Lorenz did not name the employee but added that the person was no longer employed at the agency.

    KDOT did not immediately respond to a request for further comment from The Hill.

    Ashley All, a spokeswoman for Kelly, echoed Lorenz’s remarks, telling the The Wichita Eagle that the tweet was “absolutely unacceptable.”

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  44. warrprin1 says:

    Here is today’s post from the wisdom and foresight of Patrick Henry. The deeper the dive into his writing, the more pearls there are to be found that can adorn any civilization of any era. The Almighty Lord gave our Patriot brother a great gift of vision into the heart and soul of the human being. I dedicate this one to President Donald John Trump, who is moving heaven and earth to return the functioning of our federal government to the People, and to return the People’s attention and allegiance to our Founding Documents for the governance of our Nation.

    “Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty?”
    Patrick Henry

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