April 23rd – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #824

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693 Responses to April 23rd – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #824

  1. spoogels says:

    Teaching Kids to Hate: Minnesota Children Instructed to Color Cards of Anti-Israel and Anti-American Ilhan Omar for Class Assignment

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/04/teaching-kids-to-hate-minnesota-children-instructed-to-color-cards-of-anti-israel-and-anti-american-ilhan-omar-for-class-assignment/

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    • ms Idaho` says:

      remember the song from the movie South Pacific – ‘you’ve got to be taught to hate & fear, you have to be taught from year to year, it’s got to be drummed into your dear little ear, you’ve got to be carefully taught.’

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      • AmericaFirst says:

        I do. I think of this ditty as the actual blueprint for the MSM to have trained the American populace to despise President Trump, to keep saying that he is “racist” despite never having been accused of that until he rode down the escalator, that he is “misogynist,” also a new claim, that he/his campaign “colluded” with Russia despite no evidence which was not wholesale manufactured.

        The lo-fos have in fact been trained to dislike our President, and most of them don’t even know why.

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    • smurfette says:

      Omar is FROM MINNESOTA and represents them in Congress so naturally they have an affinity for HER and not necessarily something else as ascribed in the article. This is how rhetoric gets overblown.

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      • smurfette says:

        I was going to write something about how media rhetoric is a tool and just realized that link goes to the Gateway Pundit.

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  2. youme says:

    Exponential growth of the migrant invasion

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    • andyocoregon says:

      And they will be a drain on various cities all over the U.S.
      Crime will skyrocket everywhere they go.
      Thanks Dems. Not!

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    • Git-R-Done says:

      Most of them appear to be kids which will require building and staffing at least a couple new schools paid for by the taxpaying U.S. citizens of Las Cruces. Most of the staff will likely be “English as a second language” teachers.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        Do not confuse the English as a Second Language (ESL) program with “Bi-Lingual” teacher requirements. ESL is actually a useful program, when administered correctly, to provide teachers with methods for instructing students, while Bi-Lingual requirements are flat out requiring the hiring of teachers who are fluent in specific languages (which is often a criteria more important than teaching competence and does nothing to teach kids how to speak English).

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        • Blue Wildflower says:

          You are completely correct. When a district hires a bilingual teacher, everyone I have ever worked with, in 28 years of teaching, is fluent in one language and can get by in the other language. If they are fluent in English then that is great because the teacher will speak it correctly. If you are fluent in Spanish the students will not learn English correctly.

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      • Debra says:

        Actually, how many of these kids are already finished with school according to their culture? Eighth grade (13 – 14 years old) is the standard for many of these countries, and then all these young men are let loose in their societies — while the young ladies are considered marriage material (quincierra) . . .

        The culture in this country is being acclimated to ‘children’ marrying. After all, we have no legal definition of marriage in this country and how dare anyone deny a special interest group ‘their’ right to marry, eh, Mayor Pete?

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    • paulraven1 says:

      Lovely. Just what I voted for.

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      • Pale rider says:

        Our military is taught to surrender to the Mexican military on the border. (Gateway pundit) . That is purposeful, Meaning the invasion is purposeful if our military is to surrender to Mexico. We are giving them the border rights to our country. A group of people, who not long ago vowed to flood us with invaders, criminals, to destroy us. Wow!

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      • LKAinLA says:

        Why is there no National Oval Office address to the nation regarding the invasion? As a matter of fact, chatter about the invasion has gone quiet. I have watched entire rural towns taken over in Alabama, burbs in Louisiana by these parasites. President Trump has the microphone even if he can’t change the law. I would like to see the issue forced. If nothing can be done about it then say so. Tell the US citizens you have to prop entire populations of south and central America up with your tax dollars and like it.

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        • lolli says:

          LK, I agree and have the same question.
          After President Trump told all of us they were not coming in, they did.

          I understand it is so “complicated” blah blah blah.
          That is fine. But PT never explained what happened. I have been waiting to hear from him, he really needs to let us in on wth is going on.

          These type of articles are constantly being reported.
          The invaders are being spread out all over our country.

          I have seen the changes in every town and city I have been through in Texas.

          I don’t see how we survive this.

          https://www.kens5.com/mobile/article/news/local/2500-migrants-came-through-san-antonio-last-week/273-6f08cea5-ec0c-4692-b20b-8f8522ab99ba

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          • decisiontime16 says:

            Circumstantial evidence. My experience with a certain restaurant we would go to occasionally over the past 5 years. At first it had some mix of Hispanics, not much but over time, ever increasing.

            Last Sunday, we stuck out like sore thumbs. The place has been totally taken over with much rudeness and attitude by those in the majority there.

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            • Krystal says:

              I don’t patronize any Mexican restaurant. I also no longer patronize the Yemeni owned “deli” near me after they closed for a day to boycott President Trump. I am down to Korean fruit markets, pizza places or large food chains. My neighborhood has completely transformed but I will not spend a penny on invaders or ingrates. What happened to closing the border? Who is going to monitor polling places to be sure these illegals do not vote – and overall who is going to enforce our laws?

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              • KnowSERENoFear says:

                Right on! We have to do our part. Don’t patronize them and don’t accommodate them. I have kicked many a roofer/contractor off my property when they show up with illegals.

                I need to find an ICE jacket! 🙂

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                • Krystal says:

                  A big guy in my neighborhood wears an ICE T shirt. It is amazing. But he is big so no one bothers him. I think we all need to do our part with our spending. I think if all illegals were deported companies selling baseball caps and back packs would go out of business hahah I am glad you get rid of contractors with illegals!

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          • It’s here in NY as well.

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        • Perot Conservative says:

          Exactly. Twitter POTUS doesn’t work for everything.

          Who is the leader of WH Communications?

          – WH Comms should have also had a WH address from the Oval Office after the Mueller Report was unveiled. We didn’t.

          A Fox News interview, and a rally, don’t cut it.

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        • Pale rider says:

          Good question InLA. Why?
          When Mexican military stepped in everything changed. It’s not up to our courts or congress, it’s a sovereignty, safety issue. Does anyone believe that a soviet military could disarm our guys on our soil without it being war time? Then again, maybe not.
          i know this, we are ripe for a change of government anyway you look at, it’s very unstable times when third world garbage enter our country and disarm our military without a fight. What does that say to the world? I don’t think a home owner would be that complacent.

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    • listingstarboard says:

      Bus them on up to Santa Fe where all the Hollywood liberals are–surely they will take hem in.

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    • mazziflol says:

      Dont worry xenophobes…Mexico is doing a good job.

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  3. President Trump Accepts Invite From Queen Elizabeth II to a State Visit to the United Kingdom in June. The visit will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/04/trump-accepts-invite-from-queen-elizabeth-ii-to-a-state-visit-to-the-united-kingdom-in-june/#more-280907
    “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II invited President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to a state visit to the United Kingdom in June “to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.” Both have accepted.
    “This state visit is Trump’s first to the UK. He attended tea with the queen in June 2018.
    “He will also speak with British Prime Minister Theresa May. From the BBC:
    ‘Mrs May said that June’s State Visit was an “opportunity to strengthen our already close relationship in areas such as trade, investment, security and defence, and to discuss how we can build on these ties in the years ahead’.
    “The White House said the visit will reaffirm the “steadfast and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom”.

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  4. youme says:

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    • andyocoregon says:

      Cut them off! Our taxes should be spent on U.S. citizens only!

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      • soozword says:

        I’ve been saying that for almost thirty years but it looks like we will continue all the invader benefits until we economically, politically, and culturally implode.

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        • lolli says:

          But sooz, how would so many be enticed to invade if we weren’t offering them free everything? It would take much longer to destroy our country without the illegals sucking us of resources and destroying our way of life. /s

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      • listingstarboard says:

        The US Taxpayer is the piggy bank for the whole effing world.

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        • lolli says:

          What are we going to do about it? Our tax dollars…seems we have some control.
          Any ideas?????

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          • dallasdan says:

            Your question regarding the availability of timely and effective solutions is highly relevant and equally complex.

            The disturbing depth and breadth of the illegal immigrant invasion is the product of decades of legislative inattention, much of which has been purposeful, IMO, combined with sieve-like legal and physical enforcement efforts. More recently, very active encouragement from leftists and a strong coalition of Dem politicos, liberal-leaning charities, and religious groups are successfully fueling the movement.

            The absence of immigration-reform legislation in the foreseeable future, even with the potential for Repubs re-taking the House in 2020, will continue, IMO, because the Senate RINOs will scuttle any meaningful legislation that struggles its way out of the lower chamber.

            Leftist lawfare, particularly effective the past two years in either stopping the President’s immigration-related efforts or delaying them indefinitely until they are ultimate resolved by the SCOTUS, is solidly embedded in the legal system. The President’s success in re-seeding the courts with Constitutional advocates, and both the opportunity and future potential to appoint multiple Associate SCOTUS Justices will, IMO, be his greatest historical achievement. However, without fundamental changes to immigration laws, the rapidity of the growth of an illegal immigrant underclass negatively impacting every element of American societal infrastructure will be the eighth wonder of the world.

            During the past two years, I have learned from SD that the demise of our country is a deeply and broadly planned effort by very powerful individuals and groups operating with legal impunity and virtually unlimited financial resources. Corruption of our national core values is a project as pervasive as the marbling in a steak, and it has grown and flourished for more years than most of us have been alive.

            I will die a patriot doing all I can to support winning a political war, as did the heroes of the Alamo, though my demise will not be the result of weapons of war. The illegal immigrant invasion brings to mind the analogy of the coalition of Americans who had become “Texians” facing the overwhelming strength of the invaders outside the mission’s walls. Moreover, General Sam Houston’s and Colonel James Fannin’s reinforcements, like our government, were absent though they, like the President, were committed supporters of the cause. I submit this analogy as a tribute to you and other proud Texans who live on this site, together with students of history who are equally aware of its relevance.

            The ideas/solutions we all seek are intuitively straightforward but miserably complicated in their execution. The President, as magnificent an American patriotic warrior as I have seen in my lifetime, cannot save the modern-day Alamo by himself, and those who are able and willing to help him are largely distant spectators.

            We must continue to fight the good fight, and pray for continuation of the Divine intervention that, IMO, gave us PDJT in our hour of greatest national need.

            BTW, the original, 1960 movie, “The Alamo,” starring John Wayne (Crockett), Richard Widmark (Bowie), Laurence Harvey (Travis), Richard Boone (Sam Houston), Patrick Wayne (Bonham), et al, is, despite its minor factual flaws, IMO the most historically symbolic and emotionally moving movie ever made.

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            • lolli says:

              DD, I appreciate your magnificent response. I feel sane again. lol. At times I wonder how this is so easily brushed aside and one is actually criticized for discussing the issue.
              i have seen that alamo movie a few times myself. 😉
              Now I may have to watch it again.

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              • dallasdan says:

                Thank you for your very kind words and a brief, accurate assessment of the discomfort inherent in the psyche of many to discuss the reality of a highly disconcerting situation.

                For many people, denial, negative emotional projection, or self-imposed ignorance of the facts is/are the most comfortable, and sometimes the only, escape(s) available from confronting a snarl on the face of life.

                IMO, physicians and scientists become especially adept during their careers at recognizing, understanding, and coping with adversity that frontally threaten the things that are dear to them.

                For me, finally determining that a patient is hopelessly terminal or, in the worst scenario, expires in the OR, is the ultimate recognition that he/she has been failed by both astounding scientific applications and skills manifested by the grace of God in my mind and hands. These are profoundly heartbreaking and frustrating experiences, but each is a valuable learning opportunity.

                With each such occurrence, my resolve in improving or saving the life of the next patient is emboldened, and my determination to succeed in providing whatever treatment he/she requires is strengthened. The fight is never, ever conceded, because wisdom accumulated while losing some battles will assuredly enable victories in the future.

                I share these thoughts to encourage all who visit and comment here to willingly accept the existence and reporting of serious maladies in all parts of the national body politic, and to engage in meaningful discussion with those who honestly and constructively report discomforting facts rather than to dismiss or to berate them for doing so.

                Politics is a dirty and brutal environment, and I believe being fully informed about the surroundings is as important as fighting the battles with unreserved, legitimate ferocity and a dominant will to win.

                I look for your comments because I know them to be reasonable, informative, accurate, and the source of constructive suggestions, when offered. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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        • bandfreak22 says:

          I know this is naive, but it’s too bad that we cannot decide where, or in what buckets, our tax dollars go. Say I only want to give my tax dollars to education and for the security of this country. My $’s would not go to illegal BS or planned parenthood. Imagine how those buckets would dry up if they were not backed with our money. It irritates me that my $’s go to organizations I do not support.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      A good portion won’t drop off benefits anytime soon, if ever.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      In California, we have subsidized (free) breakfast and lunch at school … and some schools provide for for the weekend! They don’t want children to “go hungry” as obesity soars. The school I saw this program in is solid middle class, maybe 90% white 20 years ago, now huge immigrant population (many legal).

      Head Start 10 miles away 100% Latino, deeper into the far suburbs.

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      • Bendix says:

        That’s a multi-faceted scam.
        Think about who provides the “food” in those “free” meals.
        Corporate Food Giants.
        Consumers are cutting back on those kinds of processed foods, so we are keeping their profits up by making the local taxpayers buy the stuff, and we are also importing new consumers for the taxpayer to feed.
        Oh, and how many Americans were put out of work by Big Agra’s hiring of illegal aliens?

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      • Sherri Young says:

        Federal funding for “students at risk” programs keys off the free lunch program. Schools love to claim impoverishment because that is how the administrators can bring in more money. It matters not that the whole bureaucratic bloat creates costs that might not even be offset by the benefits brought in.

        This is no way to educate children.

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  5. youme says:

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  7. henry says:

    Middle East peace?

    Local sources: Jabhat al-Nusra and white helmets terrorists are preparing for chemical provocations

    https://sana.sy/en/?p=164066

    Idleb, SANA – Terrorist groups and the terrorists of “White Helmets” are preparing for staging a provocation by attacking areas in Idleb and Hama Provinces with chemical weapons to accuse the Syrian army of using them, local sources said Tuesday.

    The sources indicated that terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and “the white helmets” have evacuated the town of Jerjanaz in preparation for staging a false flag attack using chemical weapons to accuse the Syrian Arab Army of that as to give a pretext for a US-Western aggression on Syria.

    The sources pointed out that the false flag attack is meant to use chlorine against civilians including children who have been kidnaped by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists from different areas throughout the past years as to accuse the Syrian Army of the potential attack.

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    • Q&A says:

      Thank you, Seneca.

      7 Glaring Omissions In The Mueller Report That Kill Its Credibility

      1. No Attempt to Grapple with the Investigation’s Troubling Underpinnings
      2. No Discussion of Whether the Special Counsel’s Appointment Was Legitimate
      3. No Discussion of Special Counsel’s Perceived Bias
      4. Skating Over the Papadopoulos Predicate for the Collusion Investigations
      5. Never Mentions Steele or His Dossier in the ‘Collusion’ Section
      6. Excluding Relevant Information About Numerous Actors
      7. Raising Potential Russia Violations about Trump Not Applied to Clinton

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  8. duchess01 says:

    #PutinKimSummit #RT #news
    Black limos arrive at possible venue for Putin-Kim meeting

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  9. henry says:

    Odd sounding story….

    https://www.wral.com/mexican-police-detain-hundreds-of-central-american-migrants/18341134/

    By SONIA PÉREZ D., Associated Press

    PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico — Mexican police and immigration agents detained hundreds of Central American migrants Monday in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through the country last year.

    Police targeted isolated groups at the tail end of a caravan of about 3,000 migrants who were making their way through the southern state of Chiapas with hopes of reaching the U.S. border.

    As migrants gathered under spots of shade in the burning heat outside the city of Pijijiapan, federal police and agents passed by in patrol trucks and vans and forcibly wrestled women, men and children into the vehicles.

    The migrants were driven to buses, presumably for subsequent transportation to an immigration station for deportation processing. As many as 500 migrants might have been picked up in the raid, according to Associated Press journalists at the scene.

    Some of the women and children wailed and screamed during the detentions on the roadside. Clothes, shoes, suitcases and strollers littered the scene after they were taken away.

    Kevin Escobar, a 27-year-old from Honduras, was one of about 500 migrants who fled onto private property to avoid immigration agents. Sitting on the property, he yelled to them: “Why do you want to arrest me?”

    Escobar vowed that he will never return to his hometown of San Pedro Sula, saying “the gangs are kidnapping everyone back there.”

    Agents had encouraged groups of migrants that separated from the bulk of the caravan to rest after some seven hours on the road, including about half of that under a broiling sun. When the migrants regrouped to continue, they were detained.

    Agents positioned themselves at the head of the group and at the back. Some people in civilian clothing appeared to be participating in the detentions.

    After seeing what happened, some migrants began walking in dense groupings and picked up stones and sticks.

    Officials from the National Human Rights Commission observed the action from a distance.

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  10. rondo123456 says:

    “While Democrats Search for Crumbs, This Too Will Pass Over”

    A guy is waiting for his date to get ready so they can go to a baseball game. She knows nothing about the sport and takes forever, and they arrive at the stadium horribly late. As they settle into their seats, the fellow next to them exclaims: “I have never seen anything like this! It is the top of the fourteenth inning, and neither side has had a runner on base — two perfect games going. Not a single run. Not a single error. Not a single hit. Not even a single walk. Nothing!” The date looks at the angry guy who brought her and says: “See! We haven’t missed a thing!”

    These past ten days I have been deeply immersed in preparations for the Pesach (Passover) holiday, then conducted two public community Seder events, conducted prayer services, and observed the first two holy days of Pesach week. Through these ten days I have followed the news but have had no time to write. And what did I miss?

    Not a damned thing.

    https://spectator.org/while-democrats-search-for-crumbs-this-too-will-pass-over/

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  11. bakocarl says:

    The FISA 702 spying thread is a great example of why we, as Deplorables, will continually be at a disadvantage when dealing with Dimms.

    Deplorables, in general, want fair laws written, applied and enforced to accomplish the intent of those laws to benefit the general populace . . . and Deplorables, in general, put people in charge who will accomplish those ends.

    Dimms, in general, want laws written, applied and enforced to accomplish their agenda to benefit keeping themselves in power and hiding their illicit actions . . . and Dimms, in general, put people in charge who will accomplish those ends.

    A contrast could be illustrated by Robert Frost’s ‘The Road Not Taken’. One road, taken by Deplorables, leads to truth, justice and the American way. The other road, taken by Dimms, leads to lies, injustice and the Socialist way.

    . . . And that has made all the difference.

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  12. Sherri Young says:

    For anyone in the Tyler, TX area, Louie Gohmert will be speaking at a meetings this evening. I hope to be there. If any other Treepers can attend, that would be great.

    https://tylerpaper.com/news/local/political-happenings-gohmert-to-speak-meet-your-candidate/article_c50026f4-607e-11e9-a65b-8f8f27b5869d.html

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    • soozword says:

      Louie has an A+ immigration score from NumbersUSA so he is one of the good guys in Congress. But I hope the good citizens of Tyler give him an earful on this invasion. We need not just correct voting in Congress but strong leadership to move the President’s immigration agenda forward (well, minus the visa increases).

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      • lolli says:

        I don’t even trust their voting record anymore. I think all of it is kabuki.
        When they vote, they all know the outcome before they vote.
        They are allowed to vote a certain way to satisfy constituents.
        I have no faith in the Texas R’s
        (Of course never did have faith in a D).
        Look at our state. And run by R’s.
        Texas has Muslim no go zones now, on top of millions of illegals. Every major city a disaster, smaller cities heading same direction fast.
        I just don’t believe there is nothing a Republican govt in Texas can do about all of this.
        ( I think the Bush’s still run Tx)

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      • Sherri Young says:

        I’m back from the meeting. The person who was supposed to give the Texas legislative update was not there because her father had a heart attack.

        Louie brought up immigration. He is fine with legal immigration. He is far from fine with what is going on now.

        He said that DPS now has four fast-moving, nicely tricked out river boats complete with thermal imaging and night vision and machine guns that are being used on the Rio Grande. They speed in on the rafts that the coyotes use and deflate them. The coyotes have gotten to the point that they won’t try to cross when the DPS boats are in the water at their crossing points.

        Apparently Border Patrol does not have that advantage.

        A law was passed several years ago whereby the states could be reimbursed by the DOD for justified costs of enforcing the borders. However under the Obama administration, the DOD would not deem the expenses to be necessary. Louie did not say if Texas had been reimbursed under the Trump administration.

        Louie had a one-on-one oval office visit with PDJT while Gen. Mattis was still around. He told Pres. Trump that immigration was the main concern in this district.

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        • soozword says:

          Thanks for the report, Sherri. Wonder why the BP does not have those river boats like the TX DPS? When people say PTrump can’t do this or that on immigration, his hands are tied (blah, blah, blah), then I come across examples of possibly where he can make an important difference on the ground (or in the water in this case) legally. The Center for Immigration Studies has enumerated 79 such opportunities, all not requiring Congressional approval, yet in almost every case of those 79 opportunities nothing has been done since he took office.

          While Louie is terrific, I cringe at him saying that legal immigration is just fine. Yes, if the NUMBERS were in line with the nation”s needs but they are extreme and have been for at least twenty-five years. So for the immigration ignorant, simply saying “legal=good, illegal=bad” without noting how the numbers are ridiculously high is misleading. He knows better but this simplistic shorthand is easier for politicians. What we really need is at least a 10 year moratorium on all legal immigration, including worker visas.

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          • Sherri Young says:

            To be fair, I may have put a few words into Louie’s mouth about legal immigration being okay with him. He was making the point about the attitude of lawlessness inherent in border jumping.

            He expressed concern for the culture of our nation because our legal foundation is in our culture and our cultural foundation is that of a moral, believing people.

            He sees the games that are played in DC. Louie never tires of telling one particular story. Several years ago, the Republicans finalized their version of a bill on immigration that said any person who did not appear for his hearing SHALL arrested and deported. That language appeared at the bottom of page 18. The bill with that language was distributed to the congressman as a final product at 3pm. At 3:20pm, the bill reappeared in their inboxes and someone alerted him. When Louie looked, the sentence that had ended with period now had a comma. On page 19, the next word was “if”. The language had been changed to say that the person was to be deported IF the government could PROVE that the failure to appear was a willful act.

            He said that he and several others had been quite aware for years that they were being told an incorrect assessment of the magnitude of the number of persons illegally present in the country. They were told 11 million resided here illegally while the number was much, much higher.

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      • Sherri Young says:

        Scroll down a couple of notches. I reported back. You will be pleased.

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    • lolli says:

      Awesome Sherri. I am too far south.

      (I would like to ask him why gov abbott hasn’t sent the texas national guard to secure our border. I really am curious
      And why texas is allowing Muslim no go zones.)

      Please post a summation after you attend of what is actually discussed.
      I hope you get to meet some great people tonight.

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      • Sherri Young says:

        Last I heard, Texas uses the DPS on the border, not the national guard. For several sessions, Texas has budgeted $800 million/2yr cycle for the DPS to do the federal govt’s job of enforcing the border. I am pretty sure this started while Rick Perry was the guv.

        Maybe Tyler,TX rep to Austin Matt Shaffer will be there. These are questions for someone on the state level. There will be a brief legislative update on what is happening in Austin.

        Check in and see if @PoliticalBrew periscopes the mtg.

        https://www.pscp.tv/PoliticalBrew/1ynJORvbkQyGR

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        • lolli says:

          Thank you very much for the link.
          I know about the DPS. Do not get that. They are backing up BP is my understanding.
          Serious question : Since CA can have open borders and do as they want due to states rights, why can’t Tx close their border to pedestrians due to states rights? No one here is willing.

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    • dallasdan says:

      Thanks for sharing. Please tell him to accept the encouragement of many Texas patriots to run against John Cornyn. Preferably, speak-up if he takes questions from the audience to maximize the impact of the suggestion. I am confident your words will be very well received.

      Your summary of the proceedings would be greatly appreciated. 🙂

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      • Sherri Young says:

        Rep. Gohmert has his hands full right now. He will barely have time to do a respectable job of campaigning in his own safe (80%) district in 2020. There is someone of the same moral and political persuasion who is being vetted and probably tee’d up to run against Cornyn. Texas is a big state. We have plenty of nitwits, but we have some good ones too. We are getting some good men moving in along with those libs.

        If I get a question, I am thinking of asking him about Don McGahn’s lunch meeting with Republican congressional staffers for which Romney bought the food. I don’t know if any of his staffers attended. If so, I want to hear the feedback.

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      • Sherri Young says:

        We had written questions. I handed mine in first so it was asked first.

        I asked about Don McGhan’s meeting with the Republican congressional staffers for which Romney bought the food. I asked for his take and any feedback he had heard from the meeting.

        That was a surprise to him. He said that he would want to learn more about it. Said he knows Don McGhan. He said he is curious about what was going on that Mueller’s people were interviewing McGhan for 30 hours.

        Louie pretty famously has no respect for Mueller. Thinks that Mueller should never have been FBI director and should not have had his term extended for the extra two years.

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        • dallasdan says:

          Thanks for your feedback, and sorry you got no meaningful answer.

          We have slightly disparate opinions on his challenging Cornyn. I trust my source, and he/she says Louie is greatly tempted but is lacking self-confidence to risk his safe seat in the House to step-up to the Senate. He is being strongly encouraged by the patriots close to him, but both Cornyn, obviously, and the RNC are emphatically discouraging him. IMO, if he is scared to run he shouldn’t do it. My source is admittedly very uncertain about what will happen.

          Gohmert would be an enormous improvement over Cornyn, and it would damage McConnell’s RINO leadership cabal. Again, thanks.

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          • Sherri Young says:

            He brought the possible challenger with him to a dinner here two months ago. I did not see the same person in the room tonight.

            Louie lacks the polish that it takes to be readily marketable. I like him a lot and forgive him for his quirks. He is an honest and diligent legislator. There are some people, Republicans even, here in the district who would prefer someone who looks more like a movie star. Tonight he was teasing that he knows he will never be president because bald guys are never elected to that office.

            I am very glad he is my congressman.

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  13. Dora says:

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    • Sherri Young says:

      Look at Venezuela. Maduro has armed gangs of enforcers handling his business in neighborhoods. This came after Chavez was able to force his way back into office and take the guns from citizens.

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  14. Sandra-VA says:

    I just watched the tail end of a TIME 100 Influential etc interview of Jared Kushner. It was VERY good! He talked about the approach to the middle east peace plan and why it is different from others tried in the past, the prison reform bill… AND there is a new initiative being put together for Immigration Reform. He is working with Miller and Hassert on the proposed plan, they are presenting to the President sometime this week or so.

    Hopefully, there will be a video posted of that segment soon.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Immigration reform? From Jared? More Amnesty, more DACA? My guess.

      1. Jared will give a ton.
      2. Democrats will ask for more tonnage.
      3. Which will spur more illegal immigration.
      4. And in 6 years or so, Democrats will blow a hole in all that, and the wall, and we’re toast.

      We need immigration laws changed, enforcement laws, and the barrier.

      Obama’s former ICE head asked – where are the visible, nationwide ICE arrests and deportations of those who overstay deportation orders?

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      • Sandra-VA says:

        So, without hearing his points, you deride and accuse.

        He said, not in the exact same words… “We need immigration laws changed, enforcement laws, and the barrier”.

        But you will be against anything he puts together just because he is Jared Kushner. How is that any different from Dems who oppose anything from President Trump just because he is Donald J. Trump?

        This is a VERY smart young man. Instead of listening to the Breitbart/Coulter crowd, listen to Jared himself.

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        • paulraven1 says:

          Smartness isn’t the issue. We’ve been governed into the ditch by the very smartest people in the world.

          Liked by 2 people

          • Jason says:

            we’re being led by very stupid people. But I agree, smartness doesn’t seem to be the issue, the lack of honesty/ethics seems higher on the list IMHO.

            Many things are unsolved simply because the ones governing don’t care to attempt to find a solution.

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          • Sandra-VA says:

            He has different ideas on how to solve problems. He should be afforded at least the time it takes to listen to what he says before judgement is passed.

            Sick to death of this Jared Kushner bashing that goes on around here. It is unwarranted and completely driven by Breitbart nonsense.

            You have to look at the issue at hand from all perspectives – gather the wants from both sides, then come up with something that gives each party something they want.

            Good laws come from compromise. Not everyone can get what they want, but sometimes, if they try real hard… they get what they need. 🙂

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            • soozword says:

              We have had over fifty years of extreme legal and legal immigration never experienced before in our history and that doesn’t even count so-called temporary worker visas. There was absolutely NO compromise with the American people for that entire era as they shoveled them in by the millions decade after decade. Now we are facing demographic oblivion if it continues and so far I see no relief and in fact it is worsening. So don’t count me in for supporting compromise — they can shove it up where the sun doesn’t shine.

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        • Jason says:

          Thanks Sandra for the info and perspective. Beyond tired of *some* Treepers running with lib talking points and not bothering to do their DD.

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        • Tom! says:

          Who is making the determination that Kushner is very smart. Are we using his stellar business background as a factor. Hope not.

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          • Sandra-VA says:

            I made that determination after listening to several interviews of him.

            Have you listened to him? Or do you subscribe to the Breitbart opinion?

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            • jx says:

              He wants amnesty for illegal aliens.

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              • lolli says:

                And many more HB1s.
                That was the result of the kushner/Koch meeting.
                I have not disparaged kushner in any way, and I understand PT using family since he has little support, but I have been watching and I do think kushner will be happy to make an agreement that many will not like. He seems ok with increasing HB1s. It was after that meeting we were told we NEEDED more workers. That is BS. I know too many still looking for work but can’t get any because they don’t speak Spanish!
                Kushner is COC friendly and why PT uses him as a buffer.

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        • Lack is not all says:

          Too many trolls around here today. Its time to leave this place for today. Maybe we are lucky tomorrow and Soros will be out of change for trolling.

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  15. andyocoregon says:

    Just as many thought, ISIS was responsible for the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka Sunday. Apparently they were in retaliation for the mass murders in Christchurch, N.Z.

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/isis-claims-responsibility-for-sri-lanka-easter-bombings-as-death-toll-passes-300

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    • Concerned Virginian says:

      I posted my suspicions of exactly this outcome, with verses from the Koran to support my suspicions, two days ago. Apparently Fox is now publishing the truth. Wonder how long it will take for the other lying MSM apologists to catch up?
      My opinion: the ONLY reason why Christian churches (and also Jewish synagogues) are not being burned and/or their congregations blown up during services is BECAUSE OF a combination of—the leftist-shredded BUT still active, protections of LAW under our Constitution are in operation; the Muslim population in the United States is UNDER 5%; the FORCE OF CHARACTER of President Donald J. Trump; and THE SECOND AMENDMENT.
      However—if any of the above changes for the negative—watch out.

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      • Concerned Virginian says:

        Should have clarified—the reasons why Christian churches and Jewish synagogues IN THIS COUNTRY are not being burned and/or their congregations blown up during services are the reasons I list in the posting.

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      • Concerned Virginian says:

        And by the way, I am referring to these sacred places being burned and/or blown up by Muslim jihadis. There’s NO excuse for a non-Muslim to burn/blow up these places either.
        My point centers around the increasing Muslim jihadi-driven actions against the kuffar.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      His last words… it is important to hold the President accountable for what he has done…

      Good grief! The crimes were committed against this President, he is the injured party here. So, in essence, they want to hold him accountable (aka PUNISH HIM) for winning the election, despite their best efforts to sully him, spy on him, falsely accuse him.

      Disgraceful!

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      • henry says:

        His last words… it is important to hold the President accountable for what he has done…

        Sandra, surely you must concur that Democrat hurt feelings are more important than any possible crime they committed against the POTUS.

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      • dallasdan says:

        Repeating the “big lie” is essential to influencing the masses to accept it as truth. Expect the same false rhetoric from Dems everywhere from now until election day 2020.

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    • listingstarboard says:

      WE ARE NOT A DEMOCRACY NANCY.

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      • Sherri Young says:

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        • listingstarboard says:

          Amen Arizona Nancy!

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        • KnowSERENoFear says:

          The stickler is defining “invasion” as it was defined in 1789. Hint: not a bunch of civilians coming over the border taking free stuff willingly offered to them.

          I”M NOT ON THE SIDE OF ILLEGALS! But the constitutional reality is that this is a State’s issue…and a WE the People issue. Unless Congress wishes to declare war on Mexico.

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          • Sherri Young says:

            I don’t think the states have the power to deport.

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            • KnowSERENoFear says:

              Do the Feds? Is this power enumerated to the Feds in the Constitution? Naturalization is definitely enumerated to the Feds. Immigration is not enumerated; therefore, per 10A, immigration is reserved to the States. State’s can control border entry AND can exercise 2A concerning “well-regulated militia.” There is no reason why Idaho can’t pick up illegals and drop them off at the Washington border. There is no reason why States can’t embrace e-verify, strict ID requirements, sweep employers, not allow illegal kids in schools, forbid illegals from buying/renting houses, etc. Sure, they may lose federal funding…oh well…how much are illegals costing them in welfare, medical, education, law enforcement, and in the judicial system?

              There are no easy answers. And States won’t do it…they punted immigration to the Feds. But the reality is that the Feds have done little and to expect them to change is folly. Sooner or later, this problem is going to get personal to Americans…it will “poke the bear”…THEN, and only then, will illegals be fumigated.

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              • Sherri Young says:

                I believe that part about educating illegal immigrant minors has already been decided in legislation or in court a number of years ago. In fact, I think it was federal.

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      • Debra says:

        I was yelling the SAME thing.

        Geez. These ignorant people are REPRESENTATIVES of our Republic, and they still act as if mob rule is their credo.

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  16. citizen817 says:

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  17. Dora says:

    Democrats are going to love this (sarc)

    ====

    NETANYAHU: ‘I WILL NAME A GOLAN TOWN AFTER TRUMP’

    Netanyahu said there “is a need to express our appreciation by calling a community or neighborhood on the Golan Heights after Donald Trump

    https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Netanyahu-I-will-name-a-Golan-town-after-Trump-587690

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  18. David says:

    SUPPORT PDJT 2-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN TO JAIL ALL CRIMINALS

    PDJT supporters and those who do not believe should start to believe and understand Equal Justice has to happen in order for the Constitution to live on (On-Going-Concern).

    PDJT supporters should demand Equal Justice and Nothing Less.

    PDJT supporters should shout at each Trump-Rally (1) Lock them all up (2) Lock her up (3) Equal Justice.

    PDJT REPEATEDLY STATED/TEXTED FOR OVER 2-YEARS;
    These were crimes committed by Crooked Hillary, the DNC, Dirty Cops and others! INVESTIGATE THE INVESTIGATORS! PDJT even stated Hillary is Crooked during his campaign.

    PDJT number one enemy for over 2-years; Hillary Emails, Clinton Foundation and All alleged Criminals who joined the alleged criminal enterprise.

    PDJT SUPPORTERS who never doubted PDJT 2-year plan; truly supported the PDJT and “Understood” in order for the United States to be saved; EQUAL JUSTICE has to happen.

    Supporting PDJT EQUAL JUSTICE 2-year Plan is “HELPING PDJT” fight this Civil War.

    MISLEADING CRIMINALS:
    PDJT gave clues/hints of his “Supreme Strategist Plan” and those who understood PDJT historical business practices saw PDJT well-conceived plans designed to mislead criminals and gain leverage. It should be easier for those who did not believe/understand PDJT plan; to see the tidal waves of Justice coming from all directions and start to understand/believe and support PDJT 2-YEAR PLAN.

    PDJT BUSINESS REVENGE:
    PDJT Tweet: Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump “Always get even. When you are in business, you need to get even with people who screw you.” – Think Big 7:00 AM – May 3, 2013.

    REVENGE MERGED WITH SAVING THE CONSTITUTION:
    PDJT knows these alleged criminals has disrupted and has repeatedly tried to destroy PDJT Presidency, his Family, and the American People; 2-years of wasted time. PDJT will implement Justice to destroy the Criminals New alleged Criminal Plan when PDJT leaves office; to Reverse MAGA, take down the border wall, allow illegal aliens to enter this Country (Kill Americans) and Vote, Eliminate the Conservative Supreme Court Justices and to remake the United Stated into a 3rd world country (Globalism).

    PDJT Supporters should “All” Demand Equal Justice and Support PDJT 2-year plan to Prosecute Criminals and “HELP PDJT” Fight and “WIN” this Legal Civil War.

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    • Janice says:

      YES, I agree with you 100%! It has been interesting/wonderful over the past 2-years knowing/understanding the days of Justice would arrive. You have probably enjoyed all of it from Nov. 8, 2016; I surely have knowing the days of Equal Justice would finally arrive.

      President Trump has truly shown and is about to reverse forever by implementing Equal Justice; what I have seen/felt building up for a long time, the final stages of the Globalist evil plan to destroy this Republic.

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  19. kyblue says:

    If you don’t want your blood boiling this morning, do not read this article.

    By 2020, this high school history textbook from Pearson Education Publishers could be coming to a school near you. This text portrays President Trump as mentally ill and his supporters as racist.

    https://www.toddstarnes.com/campus/new-high-school-textbook-describes-trump-as-mentally-ill-supporters-as-racist/?

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  20. Hollywood Bungalow says:

    The market is off to a great start this morning.

    Companies continue to, ahem, report “better than expected”earnings.

    Where have we heard that before???

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  21. hard masada says:


    Nw git outta hearrr!

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  22. Dora says:

    Could he possibly be chickening out?

    ===

    Biden Seems To Be Wavering On Campaign Launch, May Be Postponed

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/biden-vacillating-campaign-launch-may-postponed

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    • blognificentbee says:

      Just heard that it is now on Thursday, via video. He must have realized that coming to Charlottesville to race-bait was not a winning strategy…

      Liked by 1 person

      • LBB says:

        That’s what NBC reporting too.

        “Former Vice President Joe Biden will announce his presidential bid on Thursday morning with an online video, two sources close to Biden with direct knowledge of the planning confirmed to NBC News.

        Biden will then appear in Pittsburgh on Monday for an event at a local union hall, NBC News has learned. Biden will then embark on a tour of the four early voting states — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — in the following weeks.’

        This is a developing story.

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      • Dixie says:

        Shucks. I was hoping he would announce there as planned so anti-fa could attend.

        Liked by 1 person

    • sejmon says:

      Two words- his son Hunter and nefarious dealings in glorious Ukraine…He will not run and if so it will be very,very short run….

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  23. Nick the Deplorable says:

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    • paulraven1 says:

      This is controversial?

      Liked by 3 people

      • lolli says:

        PR1, in our new brave world we should not care if they are citizens or not. Be brave, accept our destiny of destruction. And keep working 2 jobs to pay for it.

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        • paulraven1 says:

          I’m afraid so. It’s becoming clear that we’ve lost the immigration battle.

          Kamala Harris is preemptively announcing she will basically vitiate the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution by executive fiat in her first 100 days. Ho hum. But the current leader of the most powerful nation on earth cannot secure our own borders. I’m sorry — not believable or acceptable.

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          • Katherine McCoun says:

            NO, we haven’t lost anything and it isn’t over. Please, Please pick a new song as this “its over and we lost” song and dance is getting old.

            I don’t think everything is perfect or believe in 64D chess. Nor do I have a unicorn interest in #17. Nor do I think we should all sit back and watch a show while we trust “the plan”.

            What I do think is that is an ongoing political, cultural, mental and spiritual war that has wins, losses, highs, lows and times of momentum. Right now, we are in a winning phases and a high momentum phase for good. And NO we haven’t lost and it isn’t over.

            I do think we have to work, be politically active and informed, teach our children, focus on the next generation’s education and then work some more.

            Seriously, I sincerely hope you are a troll (and I am not saying that you are) because it was would sad to go through life as down and discouraged in reality as you often post here in the treehouse. I hope you find the realistic upside and encouragement here as well as motivation to keep being politically active and make a difference.

            And, please, find a new theme v. the currently, seemingly endless theme of its over and we lost and all is hopeless. Even if you are just trying to encourage people to be more active, more aware and more involved the tone is discouragement and despair.

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            • Sandra-VA says:

              Great post, Katherine!

              Liked by 2 people

            • KnowSERENoFear says:

              Yeah YOU! Well said. I join you in your disdain for the “Eeyore” mentality. We the People…it’s OUR government….and OUR problem to fix. President Trump is NOT a king. Lord knows, he has enough on his plate.

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            • highdezertgator says:

              1000 likes…. Katherine “I do think we have to work, be politically active and informed, teach our children, focus on the next generation’s education and then work some more.”

              The bottle is marked “Winnamins” not “whine_amins”!

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            • Thanks for this post Katherine!

              I also am more than tired of the endless postings of “it’s over” “let’s just give up”.

              Especially from the same old tired people here in our beloved treehouse.

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            • paulraven1 says:

              If you don’t like my “tone” you have options. You can skip my posts. Or you can complain to the moderators and maybe get me banned. These might be more productive choices. Playing hall monitor of the proper “tone” to the site is not an attractive role, and, at least with respect to me, a complete waste of time.

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              • Katherine McCoun says:

                A) I usually do scroll past your posts as they predictable and unhelpful
                B) this is not preschool so, no, I am not even tempted to tattle on you to moderators
                C) nor am I interested in getting you banned simply because I disagree with your tiresome, negative attitude
                D) I have no illusion of being hall monitor nor would I want to be or even a moderator.

                I didn’t say you couldn’t post or request you to be stopped from posting. Don’t honor yoursel by assuming a persecuted status. I just disagree with your post and find your usual attude of defeat, unhappiness and discouragement tiresome.

                Didn’t really reply because I thought my reply would actually change your attitude or influence your depressing, defeatist point of view.

                I posted more to counter it and remind the other readers and commenters that you certainty of defeat is simply wrong.

                If you do not like open discussion of your posts then don’t post. You are free to post your discouragement and defeatist attitude and I am free to counter and disagree.

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    • ristvan says:

      I just posted the obvious and easy legal reasoning on this issue. Should never have gotten to SCOTUS. That it did demonstrates judicial TDS.

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  24. Zippy says:

    The fact that this has NOT been stopped lets you know how serious the Trump administration is about illegal immigrants.

    Most of the $33 Billion in Remittances to Mexico Flow Via U.S. Govt. Banking Program
    APRIL 09, 2019

    https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2019/04/most-of-the-33-billion-in-remittances-to-mexico-flow-via-u-s-govt-banking-program/

    Excerpts:

    Though President Trump said he would block money transfers to Mexico to fund a much-needed border wall, Mexicans in the U.S. sent a record $33.48 billion in remittances last year and a big chunk of it flowed through a government program operated by the Federal Reserve. This means that, amid an onslaught of illegal immigration, the U.S. government is largely responsible for the billions in remittances flowing south of the border from illegal aliens. Figures released by Mexico’s central bank show that 104 million transactions were executed in 2018, nearly six million more than the previous year.

    Uncle Sam facilitates the process with a program called “Directo a Mexico” (Direct to Mexico), launched by the Federal Reserve, the government agency that serves as the nation’s central bank, more than a decade ago. President George W. Bush came up with the idea following the 2001 U.S.-Mexico Partnership for Prosperity to provide low-cost banking services to illegal immigrants and facilitate the procedure for those sending money home. In its first year, 2005, remittances to Mexico topped $20 billion and the Federal Reserve reports “double-digit percentage growth for the past several years.” Remittances are transferred through the Federal Reserve’s own automated clearinghouse linked directly to Mexico’s central bank (Banco de Mexico). The Trump administration should eliminate it because it undermines our nation’s immigration laws and is a potential national security nightmare.

    When the program was created Federal Reserve officials acknowledged that most of the Mexican nationals who send money back home are illegal immigrants so a Mexican-issued identification is the only requirement to use the government banking service. A colorful brochure promoting “Directo a Mexico” offered to help immigrants who don’t have bank accounts and assured the best foreign exchange rate and low transfer fees. A frequently asked question section posed this: “If I return to Mexico or am deported, will I lose the money in my bank account?” The answer: “No. The money still belongs to you and can easily be accessed at an ATM in Mexico using your debit card.” In short, the U.S. created this special banking system specifically for illegal aliens and tens of billions of dollars have streamed through it.

    As a presidential candidate Trump proposed a plan to get Mexico to fund a border wall by cutting off remittance payments from Mexican migrants in the U.S. In a memo to a mainstream newspaper Trump wrote that Mexican migrants send $24 billion in remittances annually and the estimated cost of a border wall would be between $5 billion and $10 billion. According to his plan, the U.S. Patriot Act would be amended to block wire transfers from Mexican nationals using companies such as Western Union. Nowhere in the document is the Federal Reserve’s special program, which clearly caters to illegal immigrants. The president is well aware that the overwhelming majority of remittances to Mexico are sent by those living in the U.S. illegally. In fact, his proposal was to create a rule that “no alien may wire money outside of the United States unless the alien first provides a document establishing his lawful presence in the United States.” The Federal Reserve’s “Directo a Mexico” has no such requirement as the commander-in-chief completes his first term.

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  25. blognificentbee says:

    Has anyone seen or heard if Ruth Bader Ginsberg is attending SCOTUS oral arguments today? I did a cursory search and nothing popped up.

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  26. lawton says:

    Solomon said this morning on TV that he thinks there will be a Comey leaks IG report in a few weeks before the FISA IG report is released. Not sure if its on all leaks or just the Comey leaking of all that stuff when he was fired..

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  27. NJF says:

    Way too funny. I’m sure the NYT will say it “incites violence”

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  28. Blue Wildflower says:

    Anyone that has not read the top article on Obama and Fisa, needs to read it. A game changer for me.

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  29. Perot Conservative says:

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  30. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  31. ristvan says:

    Lurking Lawyer here.
    Today is the SCOTUS hearing on the census citizenship issue. Thought Treepers might be interested in the likely outcome (PDJT wins) and legally why.

    Background: the census is mandated by A1§2.3 and is used to apportion the House seats among the states based on total population. Starting in 1970 there were two forms used, short (~90%) and long (~10%). Before 1970, the citizenship question was frequently on the single form; it was retained on the long form ever since 1970.

    The issue: three judges have held adding the citizenship question to the 2020 short form is unlawful. One reasoned that Sec. Commerce did not follow the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). Two held that the question itself is unconstitutional (but not on long form???).

    APA (1946) defines the rule making process federal agencies must follow in making regulatory and licensing decisions. It is intended to provide openness and public input. The key provision for this census issue is the first, 5USC§551 definitions. §551(a)(1) defines ‘agencies’ to include Census Bureau. (a)(4) defines ‘rules’ as “designed to implement, interpret, or prescribe law or policy”.
    There are three simple reasons APA does not apply:
    1. The census question is by definition not a rule.
    2. The governing Census Act of 1976 (CA76) was passed thirty years later so supersedes EVEN if the question were a ‘rule’ (traditional congressional intent construction).
    3. CA76 13USC§141(a) provides in part “The Secretary shall in the year 1980 and every 10 years thereafter take a decennial census…IN SUCH FORM AND CONTENT AS HE MAY DETERMINE”, subject to an (f)(2) proviso that he provide congress two years prior to the census a report containing his determinations of questions proposed. Ross did so, hence the kerfuffle. The delegation by Congress to Ross is absolute and unqualified.

    Unconstitutional per se
    A1§2.3 commands the decennial census “IN SUCH MANNER AS THEY (the affected by apportionment House) SHALL BY LAW DIRECT.” Specifically, by 13Uc§141. Yet two federal judges have ruled otherwise.

    A clearer case of legal TDS and lawfare does not exist. IMO SCOTUS will find it easy to rule in favor of PDJT. Should be unanimous, but unfortunately it probably won’t be.

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    • Landslide says:

      Thank you and hallelujah!!!!👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸

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    • Doppler says:

      Is it unconstitutional ask about citizenship? I don’t see how it can be, given long tradition asking it, its relevance to so many issues, and the significance given to the status, especially by those immigrants who achieve it. If an invading army of several hundred thousand were massed somewhere in America at the time of the census, should they be counted and given their own representative to Congress? Assuming even Democrats would agree that the answer is no, then the question is what sorts of questions should be permissible and what not?

      Is it subject to the APA? Have prior changes to the census questionnaire starting 1950 (first census after APA) been adopted via rule-making? I assume not, but followed traditional processes dating back through more than a dozen censuses conducted before the APA was enacted. Can Congress mandate what questions are asked? I suspect so, but in absence of a different clear mandate, the Secretary appears to be man, by prior law. The two-year notice to Congress appears to give them the opportunity to legislate on the subject, if they don’t like what the Secretary comes up with. So I would think the Court would be intervening in matters dealt with expressly and given to the Congress and by them to the Secretary of Commerce. Only an activist judge would intrude on a process given so clearly to the other branches, and where a further legislative remedy remains available.

      But the words here are vague, and unprecedented and stretched enough to provide something of a Rohrshach test to judges, where they may see what they want to see.

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    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      As usual, phenomenal legal perspective.

      From a constitutional aspect: 16A did away with State’s tax obligation based on population and Congress’s (unconstitutional) passage of the Permanent Apportionment Act of 1929, which set that number of Representatives (435) in stone. Both of these actions calls into question the actual need for a census other than to invade privacy.

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      • ristvan says:

        The Permanent Apportionment Act of 1929 is constitutional by both law and tradition since the Constitution was ratified.
        A1§2.3 sets only two House of Reps criteria: at least 1 per state, and a total not more than 1/30000. George Washington signed the first apportionment bill in 1792 fixing the House at 105 using Jefferson’s method. With one exception, every decadal apportionment bill since expanded the House using Jeffersons method until It reached 435 in the 1913 apportionment. If there had been an apportionment bill in 1921 it would have reached 485 by Jefferson’s method, which the chamber could not physically accommodate. 1921 was skipped thanks to a huge political fight between rural and rapidly growing urban states. The 1929 ‘rural/urban peace treaty’ Act fixed the house permanently at the 1913 number 435, then changed the apportionment method from Jefferson to what has been used since (uniform population per district subject to integer 435 divisor constraint plus A1§2.3 at least 1 per state).

        The real ‘crime’ of the 1929 bill was that it did not, unlike 1913, require that all the house districts in a state be relatively uniform and compact. It was silent on shape, opening the door to renewed gerrymandering mischief that SCOTUS is now wrestling with.

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    • gzuf says:

      I love coming across the CTH “Lurking Lawyer” posts! Thank you!

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  32. Doppler says:

    Potentially big story from Judicial Watch: FBI admits finding 49,000 HRC emails in the Executive Office of the President (Obama): https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/04/huge-fbi-admits-hillary-clinton-emails-found-in-obama-white-house-in-the-executive-office-of-the-president/

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  33. Dora says:

    HUGE! FBI Admits Hillary Clinton Emails Found in Obama White House – In the Executive Office of the President

    Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Tuesday that Bill Priestap, assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division admitted, in writing and under oath, that the FBI found Hillary Clinton’s emails in the Obama White House — specifically the Executive Office of the President!

    The FBI also admitted that almost 49,000 Hillary Clinton emails were reviewed as a result of a search warrant for emails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/04/huge-fbi-admits-hillary-clinton-emails-found-in-obama-white-house-in-the-executive-office-of-the-president/

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  34. sunnyflower5 says:

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  35. duchess01 says:

    LIE LIE LIE – a Parody | Don Caron

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  36. DJT2020 says:

    Jared interview was great. Exceptional.

    Liked by 1 person

  37. winky says:

    So where is SHARON when I need her?

    On April 22nd someone posted PTrump tweet about all the billions the DEMS were spending on needless investigations (costing the taxpayer) and it would cost them at the polls. My comment was what was costing BILLIONs was all the illegals coming across the border (which I believe will also look bad for the dems). I believe I was accused of BASHING our President every chance I get and I should go to lefty sites where I would be more comfortable despite the fact that many “liked ” my comment.
    I AM STILL REELING FROM THAT COMMENT. I invested much time and money supporting this President.

    My only problem is the immigration issue and I have stated so…sorry if I stated so and I do not wish to offend anyone .

    So I am glad I have company and that there are many Trump supporters such as myself that are anxious about the border situation from the comments I have read today.

    So c’mon Sharon…please tell everyone on this page they should leave this site or is it just me?.

    Liked by 3 people

    • FofBW says:

      Winky, IMO, there probably are not very many on this site that are not concerned about what is going on at the border.

      Is it going frustratingly slow, sure it is.

      The question then comes, do we believe PT is doing all he can to fix the border short term and long term given the mill stone around his neck?

      I do believe he is. That is just my opinion.

      Liked by 6 people

      • winky says:

        I do believe he is doing what he can but I also believe it is better for him to come out and tell us what is going on so people do not read fake news and read something different.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Sandra-VA says:

      Don’t let people upset you so much, Winky. It is clear you are very upset about the immigration issue (as, I think we ALL are) and you are entitled to voice it.

      However, there is a lot of disinformation being thrown about with regard to the border and a few people here who are constantly debbie downer on everything (I don’t think you are in that category at all, btw). So, I suppose some are reacting to that when they respond to your posts.

      It IS a VERY upsetting issue. However, I am very confident that it will end up being resolved.

      Things might get worse before they get better… I am prepared for that and I have given up being emotive on the issue. Instead, I look for positive signs that something is being done…

      Remember, President Trump has extensive opposition to EVERYTHING he attempts.

      MSM is finally starting to report that there is a “crisis”. That is a positive.

      We will win in the end.

      Liked by 5 people

      • winky says:

        Thanks Sandra….I know this and I know he is all we have ..I cannot imagine anyone else being the President . But he really needs to go after these damn people and fight back with some real indictments. It is really discouraging to see these people get away with all this crap they do.

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    • youme says:

      Winky, don’t take the bait when you are attacked for your comments. Ignore them. Keep the faith.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Try not to let the prissy, finger wagging scolds on the site here upset you.

      I have had my share of them try and scold me for expressing my opinion also.

      One of them tried to say in his fingerwagging way the other day that I was not “lady-like” in the way I expressed an opinion.

      Just let it go if you can.

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    • upper379 says:

      Just you Winky, just you and a few more doom and gloomers and Debbie Downers.
      Have faith in our President. He has surmounted all the Demons from his own party
      the demented dems, the Globalists, the pope ,CIA FBI NSA DOJ etc.
      Cut him some slack already otherwise many of us will have to treat you like a troll
      until you get better. Good Luck

      Like

      • winky says:

        LOL UPPER or whoever you are …..I see you in my mind pointing your finger like the wicked step monster …..so funny what an image

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  38. Sandra-VA says:

    Former WH official, Carl Kline didn’t show up for Elijah Cumming’s inquisition.. umm… deposition 😉

    https://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/nation-world/article229583784.html

    I guess nobody has informed My. Cummings that the President is the sole arbiter of security clearances….

    Liked by 1 person

    • Concerned Virginian says:

      Radio reports this afternoon state that Rep. Cummings is “angry” that Mr. Kline didn’t show and he (Cummings) is “consulting with attorneys” about what to do next, like filing Contempt of Congress charges.
      I seem to remember that when my child had a temper tantrum when he didn’t get something that he wanted, I removed him from the area and he had “time out” in his room at home until he realized that he wasn’t the boss.
      Wonder if this would work with Rep. Cummings.

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  39. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • Bendix says:

      I really think that’s why the switch on gay marriage happened.
      They could have come up with a gay legal and social relationship that made everybody happy, years ago, but they dragged their feet, it was marriage gets altered, or nothing.
      I think it was an assault on the church.

      Nobody is seriously thinking the issue of gay relationships and Muslims in the US is ever going to be tested.

      Liked by 1 person

  40. duchess01 says:

    BREAKING 🔴 Trump State Department URGENT Press Conference on Sanctions

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  41. henry says:

    puh;;;;;;leeeze

    Liked by 1 person

  42. henry says:

    FBI says it. so I believe it? Seems kind of convenient to just happen….

    Liked by 1 person

    • jx says:

      Hey Schiff:

      top Facebook exec said Russian ads were seen by a small number AFTER the election

      “The majority of the Russian ad spend happened AFTER the election. We shared that fact, but very few outlets have covered it because it doesn’t align with the main media narrative of Tump and the election.”

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    • jx says:

      Hey Schiff – Mueller indicted people he wasn’t ready to prosecute & the reason he wasn’t ready to prosecute is because all their social media posts that allegedly influenced the election needed to be translated from Russian.

      5/16/2018 – Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday revealed his office is prepared to flood two terabytes of Russian social media content — without any translation — into the court record to comply with a discovery request by one of the defendants in his collusion case.

      Mueller originally filed the indictment as a high profile case to prove Russian collusion to “interfere” with the 2016 election.

      https://dailycaller.com/2018/05/16/mueller-terabytes-russian-media/

      5/23/2018 – Mueller begged a federal judge to indefinitely delay his trial against Concord Management and Consulting.

      Obviously Mueller rolled out the indictment of 13 Russians and 3 Russian companies as a PR stunt and now it’s coming back to haunt him.

      https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/05/pathetic-mueller-begs-trump-appointed-judge-for-indefinite-delay-in-junk-russian-bot-case/

      Liked by 1 person

  43. duchess01 says:

    Trump Delivers Easter and Passover Greetings

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  44. Nick the Deplorable says:

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