June 12th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #874

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629 Responses to June 12th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #874

  1. dogsmaw says:

    O My 🙂 Congress will be puttin out legislation to keep Fake News alive 😛

    The media has a big problem, Reuters Institute says: Who will pay… https://reut.rs/2MF566l

    LONDON (Reuters) – News organizations are being challenged by technology giants and unsettled by a broader lack of trust but they have a much deeper problem: most people don’t want to pay for online news, the Reuters Institute found.

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    • steph_gray says:

      They may be wrong – it depends on which news.

      Since I cut cable I have been paying a monthly (thankfully modest) fee for an app that allows me access to stream One American News. Worth every penny.

      The truth is worth $$. Lies are not.

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  2. Ilcon says:

    Axelrod column on SloJo.

    He also hit SloJo on his Barry boyfriend bracelet.

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    • Jim Smith says:

      So much for that Pizza bracelet!

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    • Deb says:

      I think Mayor Petey is the Obama choice. More identity politics, if you won’t vote for the first gay president you’ll be labeled a homophobe fascist.

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      • Tl Howard says:

        Petey will remind folks of Obama–pretty sentences, great academic background, a presence that pleases progs (“He won’t embarrass us overseas”, meaning the usual Elite’s inferiority complex to the aristocrats of Europe is showing–AGAIN!).

        I predict Petey will do well in the debates. He started his first week in the campaign sounding like a moderate, said he wanted to argue the merits of policy and ideology and not attack Trump for his personality, an intention that lasted all of less than a week. He’s a left as all of them.

        There might be an alliance between him and Willie Brown’s former, an alliance that would make progs shiver with excitement.

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      • scottswett says:

        Second gay president….

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    • Setting the stage for MoChelle.

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    • Gucci says:

      Someone worked overtime on Biden’s hairdo.

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  3. Sherri Young says:

    Whoa. What’s this?

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  4. FPCHmom says:

    This is the best explanation I have seen for the explosion of homelessness in California and more specifically Los Angeles (my home for now). It is a very good read.

    https://humanevents.com/2019/06/12/disguising-a-public-safety-crisis-as-a-housing-crisis/

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      • FPCHmom says:

        That is a great article about possible solutions. Unfortunately politicians here are all part of the money-making scheme. Who will overturn the horrible laws and legal precedent that feeds this?

        I am not optimistic about this getting solved or even addressed anytime soon.

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    • Nick the Deplorable says:

      A few years ago in St Petersburg, FL we had masses of homeless. Law was passed making panhandling a crime. The police went to the homeless camps and under the overpasses and threw all the tents and trash into garbage trucks and overnight the problem was gone.

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      • FPCHmom says:

        That is the way this used to be handled here as well.

        The article points out that now because of the ACLU suing (and winning) to stop the police from breaking up homeless camps (because they are people’s only homes) the problem is getting much worse. And it is being treated by the politicians as one of a lack of affordable housing and not what it really is (a public health issue among other things).

        It has also been affected by the decriminalization of lesser crimes in California that previously could be used to get the criminals out of these encampments, but now can not. So the encampments and their many criminal inhabitants are for the most part now protected.

        This was news to me, as I believed the police could do something, and were just not following through. The problem seems almost unsolvable now – kind of like how parts of Europe are overrun with migrant criminals and there is nothing that can be done about it, and citizens are expected to adjust to the new normal.

        FYI – it also mentions that the ACLU is planning the same push for Florida and other states.

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      • Little Berkeley Conservative says:

        They went to clear out the homeless encampment here in Santa Cruz,CA about a month ago and an IED went off. Some homeless person rigged their tent with a booby trap. Don’t be messing with anyone’s tent!

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    • Deb says:

      California was sued by the ACLU making it near impossible to clean out the homeless camps. Then the penal codes were changed making it impossible to arrest them over crimes like burglary. Now you have permanent camps spreading disease like Typhus and measles.

      This all started with a lawsuit by the ACLU. We need more groups suing over the public safely and health hazards the city has created. Lawfare is how they fight, we need to start fighting back.

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  5. rustybritches says:

    There was another Republican who defected this morning and now the Dems and The Rino’s have enough votes to stop the Arms deal to the Soudi’s and I hope there will be a read out of all the people who voted again against the President and what he needed to do here
    What these dim wits do not understand If they don’t buy from us they will buy from Russia or China and why would they not want the money in our coffers rather than theirs Oh yes, I forgot
    the Rats only care about the other guy because that’s where most of their pig money comes from
    Good luck Sad losers Mitch McConnell We are going to get rid of you and some of the other senate losers The dems are so rotten that they get all the time what they want and the Rats just go on time after time giving into them and folding like a cheap suit

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  6. Troublemaker10 says:

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  7. Sherri Young says:

    Saudi Arabia’s biggest enemy in the region is Iran. We should think that one through.

    You know, “Death to America”, THAT Iran.

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  8. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • wtd says:

      President Trump and Poland’s President Duda and their wives watch an incredibly noisy F35 fly over the White House. Duda just agreed to buy more than 30 of these planes, Trump said. So kind of a test drive for the new owner.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        That is what we always needed. Incredibly noisy stealth airplanes. Next, someone will be adding noise sensors to antiaircraft missiles.

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  9. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

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      • Deb says:

        I have a bad feeling about this. Watch for accusations of perjury in 3, 2, …

        Good thing many of us know the Dems are congenital liars. We must convince a good chunk of the rest of our countrymen to see the truth as well.

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        • John B says:

          Dem Senators: Don Trump Jr, How is the day for you?
          Jr: It’s Wonderful.
          Dem Senators: He clearly lying, it’s muggy outside! Perjury, this man is guilty of perjury.

          Clowns gonna clown!!!

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  10. Ilcon says:

    Latest Quinnipiac (fake) poll explained.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3756357/posts

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    • Deb says:

      The effect this has is dramatic, they are moving there most reliable Democrat votes from 2016 out of the Democrat sample and moving them into the Independent sample. If 8% of the sample answered ‘progressive’ or ‘socialist’ then moving them out of the Democrat sample allows that 8% to be replaced by ‘Democrats’. It also means that 1/4 of the Independent sample that Trump won by 4% is now composed of 100% guaranteed Democrat votes. This can be seen in the Independent sample, in 2016 Trump won them by 4% yet in this poll Biden wins them by 30%!

      “Overall this poll is VERY good news for Trump, he’s gained in both African American and Hispanic voters. If you look at the demographic responses, understanding that the sample is skewed heavily not only toward Democrats but towards their most alt-left voters, this poll is very good news.”

      They not only changed the parameters for who they consider to be “independents,” they also undersampled them compared to the 2016 turnout. This is important in part because independents went for PDJT by 4 points in their 2016 exit polling.

      They seem to think the Dems will have a turnout advantage. I’d say it’s a long way to 2020, and we will get out the vote.

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      • hillariousclinton says:

        So all in all, I guess I’m supposed to be surprised that another poll has been “crafted” to show some Dumbacrat is in the lead…. ho hum…. seems like I’ve see this all before…..maybe a couple of years ago…. LOL!

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  11. dogsmaw says:

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  14. Katherine McCoun says:

    Live press briefing at State Dept right now

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  15. dogsmaw says:

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    • covfefe999 says:

      It’s just so disappointing that stupid voters let the Dems seize control of the House. And now we’re stuck with this crap at least into early 2021. I feel bad for our friends in the House, our allies, having to deal with the insanity every day. I pray this doesn’t drive them out. Please everyone, vote straight GOP in November 2020 and get your friends and family to do the same. It doesn’t matter who your candidates are, even the worst RINO is better than the best Democrat because majorities are so important!

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      • FPCHmom says:

        The Rinos didn’t want to control the house. The republicans retired in high numbers rather than work to implement Trump’s MAGA agenda. And to facilitate impeachment.

        And sissy boy Paul Ryan just threw in the towel. He learned how to throw elections from his mentor Romney.

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  16. sunnyflower5 says:

    What is Fairfax made up of—Bernie?

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  17. citizen817 says:

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  18. dogsmaw says:

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  19. Dora says:

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    • Troublemaker10 says:

      They can display the lgbtq flag on embassy grounds; they just can’t put it on the flagpole with the US flag. Why is this an issue?

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      • jx says:

        None but official flags should fly over any government building or it’s grounds.

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      • Bonitabaycane says:

        This country has one flag, the American Flag, red, white, and blue.

        If you want to fly another flag, gay, straight, or sideways, fly it on non-governmental property.

        It’s that simple.

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      • Amy2 says:

        Is the lgbtq a country? Is it a location? Might as well allow Confederate flags, Church flags (yes, denominations have them), Burger King flags….where do you draw the line? Right now.

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    • dogsmaw says:

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    • Justin Green says:

      It’s an American building. Fly the American flag, not the gay flag, nazi flag, confederate flag, or even the Christian flag. Just the American flag. Good policy to have.

      “Sorry, we don’t do non-American flags of any sort.”

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  20. Og Oggilby says:

    Live Now….

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  21. dogsmaw says:

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    • Zippy says:

      In that video:

      “Leftism is based on the premise that some people are simply better than others and have the legal right to take things away from lesser people in order to do with what they will and when we deny them the legal means to do what is theirs by right by doing things like electing Republicans to the White House then it becomes incumbent on them to do this sort of thing (intitiate violence) in their free time. So, no, I’m not surprised at all. Robert Heinlein once described a mugger as a freelance socialist.” – Steve Green

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    • vladdy says:

      Has anyone else, since Joe announced, seen him as a placeholder so that mooch can step up, to great fanfair and surprise (sure). to take over? It’s exactly how the dims work — on emotion and show campaigns (and trials.)

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  22. allbeckyb says:

    During the Obama years, Comey, Lynch & Crew, completely disregarded our guarantee to civil rights and liberties as written in the Bill of Rights. This could have been the beginning of the end of our freedom.

    If Hillary Clinton would have become president, we would have never realized how serious the threat to our freedom had become. Despite the dirty tricks in place to assure her victory, we have President Trump instead.

    I believe divine intervention took place.

    George Washington wrote in March of 1781, “We have abundant reasons to thank Providence for its many favorable interpositions in our behalf. It has at times been my only dependence, for all other resources seemed to have failed us.”

    Now we have the DOJ investigating the atrocities that took place, and our Constitution lives to see another day.

    God Bless America

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  23. dogsmaw says:

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  25. Zippy says:

    Why I love this guy. Speaking of John Dean:

    “I think he was disbarred and he went to prison,” Trump continued. “Other than that, he’s doing a great job.”

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    • Jim in TN says:

      Did anyone notice how seriously Dean made a stink about having not gone to prison? Gets favouritism that allows him to serve his time in a halfway house, then spends his life holding that out as a point of honor.

      ‘I didn’t go to prison. I was convicted and sentenced and served my time. But I did not go to prison. Except drop that line about convicted, sentenced and served time. It makes me look like a criminal.’ By I didn’t go to prison for my crimes, John Dean.

      It must make Dean furious to see Trump say that.

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      • boogywstew says:

        I picked up on that statement by Dean and it didn’t jive with what I remembered. I googled it and caught the techno babble lie by Dean.

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  26. citizen817 says:

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  27. OhNoYouDont says:

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  28. Troublemaker10 says:

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  29. Eric says:

    I cannot help but post this, even though it’s been posted much earlier in the Presidential Daily Thread. VDH nails it. This is the essence of the FBI and DOJ in the modern era. At least a decade of illegal spying on political opponents, and ZERO whistleblowers have come forward. This is the FBI – this is the tip of the spear for federal law enforcement. Draining of the swamp needs to start there.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/fbi-tragedy-elites-above-law/

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    • Zippy says:

      The 15 YEARS of the FBI’s COINTELPRO program was ONLY exposed because of documents found during a break-in at an FBI office by people who were looking for something else, so the lack of whistle blowers is nothing new. Based up what happened to Ross Perot and other actually documented incidents, the weaponization of three letter agencies against political adversaries isn’t new either.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Spying on other people doesn’t do much good if you are always blabbing about it. What do you expect from the rank and file of an organization that has been spying on Americans for over a century.

        No agent ever took a stand against Hoover or Bobby Kennedy. At least not that we have ever heard about. I suspect that there might be tales rumored about in the ranks, of what happened to some boy scout who did take a stand.

        Deep Throat was just taking revenge for not being made the next Hoover. This group is vicious.

        The real question is:

        “Has the spying EVER stopped?”

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Whistleblowers have come forward, ignored or …?

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  30. dogsmaw says:

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  31. rashomon says:

    I’m watching the press conference with PDJT and President Duda of Poland. And I’m laughing. Our president has a knack of including everyone his is vision of worldwide prosperity. Everyone wins! Master negotiator, which is what our world needs now. Deadlines, schmedlines…let’s figure out a way where every country can applaud its magnificent and unique contribution.

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  32. Zippy says:

    What countries can do when they really want to (ignoring for the sake of illustration the evil reputation of the regime involved): WWII Germany’s 1,670 mile long Atlantic Wall, not really a “wall” per se, was built in two years – 1942–1944 – using approximately 1.2 million tons of steel and 600 million cubic feet of concrete to build hardened artillery and machine gun pillboxes and personnel bunkers along with the placing of six million landmines. It failed to work well because in WARFARE fixed positions are highly vulnerable (and due to other reasons I won’t get into).

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    • boogywstew says:

      Hitler wouldn’t allow the release of Panzer reserves to roll up the beachheads because for about 2 additional weeks he believed the Normandy landings were a feint and the main invasion was still to come at Pas De Calais.

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  33. Interesting report!

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  34. OhNoYouDont says:

    The DNC has struggled to raise money in recent years, and it is routinely lapped by its Republican counterpart. Through the end of April, the DNC reported having raised almost $19 million this year, less than half the $45.6 million in contributions the Republican National Committee (RNC) has received.

    The RNC reported no debt at the end of April and $34.7 million in the bank. The DNC had $7.6 million in cash, and $6.2 million in debt.

    About three quarters of that debt, $4.5 million, is owed to New York-based Amalgamated Bank, through the line of credit. The DNC also owes $1.7 million to other creditors including a $900,000 bill to its law firm, Perkins Coie, $200,000 to the digital media firm Bully Pulpit Interactive and $412,000 in credit card processing fees owed to American Express.

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  35. goddessoftheclassroom (@goddesofthecl1) says:

    It occurred to me today that President Trump lives our nation’s “creeds:”

    E Pluribus Unum
    In God with trust
    One nation under God
    God bless America
    The land of the free and the home of the brave

    Whatever he faults, he has never acted contrary to any of these.

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  36. Remember back, before you had heard about the “Russian Collusion” Delusion, and you thought since Candidate/Nominee Trump was now President-Elect Trump that all of the many illegalities of the previous dark era in the US were finally going to be investigated and prosecuted? All of the activities causing Americans to worry that we were literally post-Constitutional?

    Why weren’t they? Why weren’t they, haven’t they, been fully investigated and criminals charged, tried, convicted? Because of the very existence, facilitation, participation, of the Russian hoax.

    Ergo, people who participated in the Russian hoax are guilty of Obstruction of Justice. And many of them obstructed because they had something to hide.

    They spent tens of millions of taxpayer dollars executing and then trying to hide their treason; they must know we are going to be angry about their malfeasance when it is finally undeniably public.

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  37. fanbeav says:

    This is BS…Gang of 8 were briefed (except Devin Nunes)

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    • lurker2 says:

      Not according to Comey. This is from March 2017.

      STEFANIK: So since, in your opening statement, you confirmed that there is a counter-intelligence investigation currently open and you also referenced that it started in July. When did you notify the DNI, the White House, or senior congressional leadership?

      COMEY: It’s a good question. Congressional leadership, some time recently. They were briefed on the nature of the investigation in some detail as I said. Obviously the Department of Justice has been aware of it all along. The DNI, I don’t know what the DNI’s knowledge of it was because we didn’t have a DNI until Mr. Coats took office and I briefed him his first morning in office.

      STEFANIK: So just to drill down on this, if — if the open investigation began in July and the briefing of congressional leadership only occurred recently, why was there no notification prior to the recent — to the past month?

      COMEY: I think our decision was it was a matter of such sensitivity that we wouldn’t include it in the quarterly briefings.

      https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/24/why-didnt-comey-disclose-trump-probe-congressional/

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      • lurker2 says:

        It was Brennan who briefed the Gang of Eight (per his testimony from March 2017 which occurred after the Comey testimony). But Brennan was CIA.

        BRENNAN: Through the so-called Gang-of-Eight process we kept congress apprised of these issues as we identified them. Again, in consultation with the White House, I personally briefed the full details of our understanding of Russian attempts to interfere in the election to congressional leadership. Specifically, Senators Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr and to representatives Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff between 11th August and 6th September [2016], I provided the same briefing to each of the gang of eight members.

        BRENNAN: Given the highly sensitive nature of what was an active counter-intelligence case, involving an ongoing Russian effort, to interfere in our presidential election, the full details of what we knew at the time were shared only with those members of congress; each of whom was accompanied by one senior staff member.

        https://themarketswork.com/2018/02/12/john-brennan-james-clapper-complicity-lies-bill-priestap/

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      • steph_gray says:

        It’s far from BS. Simply review sundance’s many and detailed articles on the importance of the Stefanik open-mouth-insert-foot-moment.

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  38. Og Oggilby says:

    Legal Insurrection’s William Jacobson explains the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College jury award….

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  39. Jenevive says:

    The senate doing more work today. Voted in 4 more district court judges.

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    • CorwinAmber says:

      nothing else matters IMHO…this is the foundation that must be laid in order for us to proceed…at this rate, we are looking at close to 400 Federal judges appointed by our VSG POTUS before he leaves office in January 2025…that would be almost half of all Federal judges, serving for many years to come! MAGA!

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  43. Ghost says:

    Observations from a smaller limb.

    National Federation if Independent Business (NFIB)
    Small independent businesses with employees of 250 or less.
    The latest release of their monthly index. +1.5% to reach 105.0
    June: 105.0
    May: 103.5
    April: 101.8

    Break down .

    21% plan to increase employment. Up from last months 20%
    30% plan capital outlays, up from last months 27%
    30% say this is a good time to expand. Last month 25%
    16% expect economy to improve up 3%
    23% expect higher sales + 3%
    38% have current job openings. Remained the same.

    Only three categories a remain neutral or negative,
    current inventory 0 at -4%,
    expected credit conditions -5% down -1%
    -1% earning trends, but + 2% from last month.

    Very important:
    64% report increasing capital outlays that is up 6% . 🔥
    add that to the 30% that are planing to,, HUGE 🔥🔥
    These are historically high numbers on main street.

    https://www.nfib.com/surveys/small-business-economic-trends/

    😎

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  44. dogsmaw says:

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  45. trapper says:

    24 Supreme Court cases due to be announced in the next two weeks. Kavanaugh participating. Strap in. It may not go the way we expect. Just a big hunch, senses tingling, hairs straight up. Like when you open the blind sack for the first time to see what you just bought, but haven’t glimpsed the contents yet. Is there a pig in that poke?

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    • boogywstew says:

      There’s bound to be SCOTUS decisions which long time, respected Treepers will also have an honest difference of opinion over. Our arguing here can be as time wasting as debating whether ending sentences in a preposition is anything to be afraid of.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      When he hired an all female staff, defacto prejudice, I knew the public hearing really rattled him to his core.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Anyone seen Ginsburg?

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  46. litenmaus says:

    Unfrickin real…..Wearing the wrong socks creates a broad “atmosphere of impropriety”…

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/12/ryan-zinke-maga-socks-twitter-hatch-act/

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