June 17th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #879

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  1. Grandma Covfefe says:

    🎈 ** 🇺🇸 ** Tomorrow is Pre-Rally MAGA Party and Rally Time ** 🇺🇸 ** 🎈

    🦅 MAGA—KAG
    Thank You, Lord, for President Trump, his MAGA Team, and all his supporters.
    Lord, keep them all safe in all they do and go daily. In Jesus’ Name we pray…..

    🌟 ” For You are my rock and my fortress;
    Therefore, for Your name’s sake, Lead me and guide me. “🌟 —Psalm 31:3
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    ***Praise: President Trump’s approval rating—51%
    *🌟*Honored: Israel held a ceremony for the inauguration of ‘Trump Heights’ — a town in Israel’s Golan Heights that has been named in honor of our President Trump
    ***Praise: Judge tossed out the lawsuit of former campaign staffer Alva Johnson who accused Candidate Trump of kissing her
    ***Praise: Jim Acosta’s book “Enemy of the People” is now 40% Off – Drops to #268 on Amazon in its first week
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    🙏 Pray:
    — for extra protection for President Trump and Magnificent MAGA Team
    — for gov’t White Hats, whistleblowers go public
    — for befuddling of all Dems Presidential Candidates
    — Deep State’s strategies all collapse and evaporate…poof…pouf….
    — for all our military’s safety overseas esp. in Middle East and South China Sea
    — Iran, China and Maduro to lose their power of aggression
    — for USA Election Integrity, Citizen Certifications and catch voting fraudsters
    — for our American WALL – for Guardian Angels at our southern Border
    — expose names of all 26 donors who helped invaders reach USA border
    — for 100% protection for Americans from Invaders’ diseases, esp Ebola
    — number of invaders be diminished
    — for our Military, Border Patrol, ICE, LEOs, Border Patrol Horses, border patrol dogs–for plenty of rest and guardian angels all around them
    — for all American children, including 5 yr old Landen–for protection from evil
    — for protection for all Treepers/other Trump Supporters and all their families
    — 🇺🇸 Protect America First 🇺🇸
    ————————————————–
    🦅 “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now. We are one nation – and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.” —–(2017 Inaugural Address )
    🇺🇸 — Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America — 🇺🇸
    ——————————————————————————————————————–
    🇺🇸 -Honoring Flag Week to July 4th:
    After a tragedy like a death like Abraham Lincoln or September 11th, 2001, the flag is flown at half staff for 30 days as a representation of the whole nation being in a state of mourning It’s called ‘half staff’ on land, and ‘half mast’ on a ship.
    ———————————————————————————————————————
    🦅“But those who wait on the Lord……Shall renew their strength;
    🦅They shall mount up with wings like eagles,…..
    🦅They shall run and not be weary,…..They shall walk and not faint.”……Is 40:31
    —-Treepers’ Prayer Warriors Post for Monday June 17, 2019—–

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  2. Stillwater says:

    Overview of today’s WeBuildTheWall/Fisher Industries posts
    Note: I’ll be experimenting with condensing some of the tweets going forward, extracting the text instead of allowing each tweet to embed.

    – Video: Foreman Mike gives Steward Rhodes (Oath Keepers) a tour of the wall.
    – Tweet with WALL-A-THON poster (June 24-26th)

    – A couple tweets about the IBWC PR rep and as well as a Gateway Pundit article cover the situation.

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    Related
    Previous (June 16th Pres. thread) wall posts: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/06/16/june-16th-2019-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-878/comment-page-1/#comment-7111522

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    • Stillwater says:

      Foreman Mike Tour: Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers gets tour of the peoples wall, with most of the details revealed – 6/15/19 – (37:41)
      Foreman Mike gives Stewart Rhodes, president of Oath Keepers and Colonel John a tour of the wall project.

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      • Stillwater says:

        Partial transcript of highlights.

        0:37 – WeBuildTheWall never, ever locked the gate. All we do is close it to let the concrete cure.
        0:50 – We’re on a handshake level. The boots on the ground people, IBWC, we’re all getting along fine.

        1:05 – The bollards are 25 feet tall in total length. We go 7 feet below ground, 18 feet above ground. We’ve gone a little bit further with ours we’re using a quarter inch higher carbon steel. It’s given us a hundred year life. So each bollard tube, there’s 9 per bollard panel. 7 feet down and 15 (18?) feet up. We also have 3 feet of concrete poured from the bottom in each tube. So each tube is filled up to 10 feet, or 3 feet above the ground. Additionally on top of that, we have 2 number 8 rebars, inch and a quarter thick.

        1:42 – Now let’s talk about out sensor patterns.
        Q: …slick(?) on top?
        A: Well it’s a little bit more. There’s some special treats up there we can’t discuss.
        1:51 – Now let’s go to to our sensing abilities we place in on this. As you can see here we’ve got 14 sets of light poles going up the half a mile stretch. Below ground, subsurface, we’ve got our fiber optics in place. That fiber optics will resonate 40 feet out in each direction and 40 feet down. But the fiber is already 7 feet in the ground so almost 50 feet down. Tunnelling, forget about it.
        2:18 – If somebody gets withing 40 feet of this wall, withing 6 seconds it activates the Border Patrol, DHS, turns on the lights, turns on the audio deterrents that we have in place, and the fiber is so active it can tell the difference between a rabbit, a human, a small vehicle, a large vehicle. There’s no way that anybody can get to this wall and burn through it, chop through it, or blow through it in less than 2 minutes.

        2:50 – Let me give you a little bit of explanation while we’re down low. We’re at 37 to 144 feet. We’re at 4,900 when we get to the top. That’s a 31% grade that the Corps of Engineers [said] could never be built.
        3:03 – We build this project for under 8 million dollars. The closes bid we got to it was 26 million dollars. We built this in 17 days total. 9 months was the closes bid for time.
        3:22 – Now let’s go even further. We have a 25 foot speedway in place. We use 4,000 pound psi concrete. To get to that top.
        4:50 – You can see the installation is beautiful. We’ve 3 feet to 4 feet wide with our concrete. For all the bollards all the way up we have solid concrete. There’s no half pour. (Not sure what’s being referred to here.)
        5:10 – We got the comm shacks on the right. That’s where all the electronic stationery goes.
        5:56 – You can see, the bollard wall terminates. There’s a sheer cliff they can’t climb down to. Additionally, you’re in a 50% grade. Almost impassable. We had some coyotes trying to get through there. They sent 7 people through. They were near death when we got to him. Just begging for water. They gave us all the information we needed.

        6:54 – We have two mountains when we started. In 8 days we clears a half a million cubic yards of fill. The path we just drove up on the flat ground. Those were two recesses/ We had to raise them up 40 feet.
        8:41 – We’ve got 14 sets of cameras that can activate it when the sensors go off. Each light pole has 3 LEDs. When we light this thing up at night it looks like Shea Stadium. It’s beautiful.
        9:53 – We’ve got some other special fiber optic stuff for our donors… We’ve got a big drive coming up on the 24th of the month. Love to have everybody attend or at least call in. We’ve got questions and answers. Could have the whole staff with WeBuildTheWall and a bunch of special guests and friends are going to be here. We’d love to have you attend.

        10:22 – We’re going to show you guys the back side of the mountain now and what we’ve cleared for our friends at the Border Patrol and the DHS. We’ve cleared an additional four and a half miles of road around the back.

        10:47 – Each bollard is 25 feet in total length in height. We went with bigger, thicker steel. Better, higher carbon quality. So we have 100 year steel as compared to the 25 year steel that’s being placed now.
        Additionally to that, our bollards go 7 feet down in the ground, 18 aerial. So the 7 feet in the ground is fully concreted in. On top of that each bollard tube of which there are 9 per panel is filled up to 10 feet. So 3 feet above the ground it’s filled with 4,000 pounds psi concrete. On top of that, we have 2 number 3 rods or number 8 rods that are hardened. So you can’t chip through it, burn through it, cut through it. There’s no way to get through in 2 minutes.
        Our fiber optic sensors, they go out 40 feet, and our fiber is 7 feet below ground and goes down 47 feet (detects 47 feet down from ground level). When you hit or get within 40 feet, or tunnel, it sets off the sensors in six seconds. And what that does, it turns on the cameras, turns on the audio deterrence, turns on the visual deterrence, notifies DHS and the Border Patrol.

        13:00The 24th, 25th, and 26th. We’re going to have the entire staff from WeBuildTheWall down here; a bunch of dignitaries… senators, congressman, etc. Steve Bannon will be here. Tom Tancredo. Obviously Border Patrol. Sheriff Clarke will be down. Kris Koback who’s been instrumental in this…. So our whole staff will be here to answer questions. We’ll be live on Monday afternoon I believe and go through Wednesday afternoon.

        13:54 – The Corps of Engineers said this could never be built. We built this for under 8 million dollars. So it’s below retail of flat ground work, with more quality, a highway, the lighting, the fiber. And we did this in 17 days. The closest bid that we had was… we had one for 26 million and we had one for 34 or 35 million. And one was 8 months and the other was 9.

        15:22Q: Now you’re an Army veteran yourself right?
        A: No, no, no. I’m DoD. Defense contractor, 1983 to 1991.

        15:53 – … they were impassable when we showed up here in the middle of May. We now have it set up so DHS can get up here, Border Patrol, IBWC, anybody can get up here and help anybody if there’s a problem. We effectively shut this off, but in an overabundance of caution, we made sure that this property is safe in a multitude of directions. Routes in, routes to help

        18:41 – You can get a good look at the side revetments we cut in.
        19:33 – We’ve also increased all of the water retention while reducing the mountains we increased to clean(?) up the property. And you can see the spillways as we call them. They’re 4 times the size they were…

        20:34Q: Now this section right here with chain link, that’s also his property right?
        A: This is correct. We’re on the American Eagle Brick property. Those fencing has been installed by our good friend … at ANC Fence. As you can see, they’ve done a great quality job. We’re in the middle of finishing up the concertina wire on top of the barbed wire at the request of our donors. They want to see some barbed wire. So we’re doing some more added protection inside our own bollard on the Rio Grande in case people jump through the dam which we’ve been told is a frequent occurrence.

        21:33 – And now what we’re going to do is we’re going to sneak up the back way going through the property.
        24:17 – You can see off in the distance, there’s our flags we were just at. We’ve come around, we’re at the terrace. There’s Marker number 2 from the Gadsden Purchase.
        25:55 – The cartel, the coyotes, dropped 6 people off on the other side of that mountain and told them to follow this trail. It’s a little bit hard to see but you can see the gulch. They sent 7 of their best people up through here. We caught them. They were near death. We caught them at 3 o’clock in the morning. They were begging for help.

        26:17 – So here we are at the top, overlooked a beautiful west side of El Paso, Texas.
        26:22 – Q: What would be your message to President Trump about this project?
        A: President Trump we love you and you were right. Everybody that says you wanted Fisher Industries, there’s a reason. Those people did their job and they did an outstanding job. Can-do effort same as the Seabees. We got this thing done 17 days. We get this straightened out, we want to help build coast to coast. Be your task force team. We’ll go in and plug your gaps wherever you want. WeBuildTheWall and the American people are behind you 100%. I’m a Trump day 1. Always will be. Thank God for you. You’re saving the country.

        32:09 – Jim Benvie interviews Steward Rhodes.

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        • Maquis says:

          Stillwater, your question: “4:50 – You can see the installation is beautiful. We’ve 3 feet to 4 feet wide with our concrete. For all the bollards all the way up we have solid concrete. There’s no half pour. (Not sure what’s being referred to here.)”

          Your answer is at 10;47: “Additionally to that, our bollards go 7 feet down in the ground, 18 aerial. So the 7 feet in the ground is fully concreted in.”

          A half-pour would be only a portion of the buried section of the bollards being embedded in cement, the lower few feet would be merely in dirt, likely a common practice as the compacted dirt would hold the bollards in place for a subsequent cement pour requiring no bracing while the cement cured. This wall has a subterrainian “wall” of 3-4 foot thick seven foot deep concrete!

          These guys are the new standard in overkill. However, I do wish it had an alligator moat for the Kenyans.

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          • Stillwater says:

            Details from other videos:
            – 25 ft. bollard
            – 8 ft. deep trench.
            – Bollard suspended in trench (by excavators) approx. 1 ft. above the dirt (not in dirt).
            – Concrete is poured around bollards in a single pour resulting in 7 ft. of bollard being concreted in.
            – 18 ft. of bollard remains above ground.
            – Lower part of bollards filled with 10 ft of concrete. (7 ft. of bollard below ground concrete filled + 3 ft. of bollard above ground concrete filled)

            So if I understand you correctly, the subterranean “wall” you’re referring to is the concrete filled trench. The trench being 3 to 4 feet wide and is filled with concrete? So a 10 ft deep & 3-4 ft. wide, concrete filled trench.

            If so, that’s the part that was confusing me because that’s an extremely wide trench.

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            • Maquis says:

              Thats pretty much it, though seems ten foot deep might be a bit off, maybe closer to eight but it’s awesome either way. As for the width, that helps create a huge mass that man nor is likely to ever budge, but is also probably a function of the size of the excavator’s shovel as well as the greater ease of pouring the concrete, ensuring the trench fills fully without voids especially around and between the bollards. Hard to work such a task with any tighter a trench.

              I’m very impressed with their work and appreciate your effort to keep us up to speed, I read it all!

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              • Maquis says:

                Argh. …man nor Nature is likely to ever budge…

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              • Stillwater says:

                You’re correct. I meant 8 ft. deep trench for the 25 ft. bollards. 10 ft. deep trench is for the 40 ft. bollards (shown in other videos for 30 ft. bollard above ground wall).

                They also vibrate the concrete as it’s pouring so there are no voids. I’m not sure if this is standard practice though for the industry.

                Fisher Industries rocks. No pun intended. I’m really looking forward to the media content we’ll get next week for the WALL-A-THON. 🙂

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            • Robert Smith says:

              “So if I understand you correctly, the subterranean “wall” you’re referring to is the concrete filled trench. The trench being 3 to 4 feet wide and is filled with concrete? So a 10 ft deep & 3-4 ft. wide, concrete filled trench.”

              That Sounds about right if you try to guesstimate from the videos what the width is.

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        • Charlotte Powell Brooks says:

          13:54 – The Corps of Engineers said this could never be built. We built this for under 8 million dollars. So it’s below retail of flat ground work, with more quality, a highway, the lighting, the fiber. And we did this in 17 days. The closest bid that we had was… we had one for 26 million and we had one for 34 or 35 million. And one was 8 months and the other was 9.
          This alone would be enough reason for congress to no longer control the purse strings.
          Amazing!! We Build the Wall. Please donate.
          Think what it would be like if all America followed their example.

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        • MaineCoon says:

          A;nother great informative video. Thanks for posting.

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      • cjzak says:

        This is great! Hire them to do all of it for goodness sakes. They saved a ton of money and covered all the bases including detection of any object within 40 feet and down under ground. Love it!

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    • Stillwater says:

      Tweet with WALL-A-THON poster (June 24-26th):
      It’s coming!! Our first Wall A Thon. We will be selling off personalized plaques for each bollard and bricks for our monument at the top of the mountain!
      – Brian Kolfage (June 16, 2019)

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    • Stillwater says:

      Tweet w/ article:
      IBWC PR Rep @lkuczmanski75 goes ROGUE! Gave media all week false statements! The IBWC commissioner has been great to us and it was only this person stirring the pot the entire time!
      – Brian Kolfage (June 16, 2019)

      Triggered IBWC PR Representative Goes Rogue on ‘Build the Wall’ Organization — ‘Build the Wall’ Shoots Off Warning Letter – 6/16/19
      “The International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) is a federal government agency and the U.S. component of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC), which applies the boundary and water treaties of the United States and Mexico. The IBWC is a 50-50 owned organization with Mexico and apparently are in charge of our entire border with Mexico.”
      Continued: (The Gateway Pundit)

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  3. citizen817 says:

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    • Rynn69 says:

      1. Border wall built and illegal immigration halted
      2. DOJ completely overhauled and whatever % of corrupt, unethical, biased agents are removed (probably around 90%)
      3. Voter fraud is decimated
      4. Global economy control of trade halted and a true free market restored with America first
      5. RINOs are extinct

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  9. A2 says:

    China has already taken steps to avoid the ‘Straits of Hormuz’ problem.

    “China is building the largest SEZ in MENA in #Oman in what many analysts believe is an effort to bypass the volatile Straits of Hormuz for oil shipments. Oman, like #Djibouti, is strategically well-placed on #Beijing’s #BeltandRoad trade route.”

    “Another interesting aspect about Duqm port is that it can be an alternate route outside the Straits of Hormuz with direct access to the Arabian Sea. Considering that the Strait is quite unstable due to U.S.-Iran frictions these days, it seems likely that more attention will be given to Duqm in the days ahead. Recent attacks on oil vessels near the Strait of Hormuz might even force shipping companies to consider Duqm”

    https://www.albawaba.com/opinion/after-billions-chinese-investment-omans-duqm-port-could-help-bypass-hormuz-1291468

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  10. citizen817 says:

    Donald Trump Retweet

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    • getfitnow says:

      A slight correction: They don’t HAVE the presidency.

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      • Maquis says:

        IKR?!

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      • steph_gray says:

        Occasional Cortex thinks she is the President.

        🙄

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        • I would just to say to all of these radicals: “You’re not part of the team if you’re obsessed with firing your coach. You’re not part of the game if you see someone who wears a different colored T-shirt than you do as your enemy.” At the end of the day, you – ALL of you – are The United States Congress. THAT’S your job.

          Meanwhile, Donald Trump is the Duly Elected United States President – a completely different and co-equal branch of government from yourself. Your animosity towards this man and your obsessive determination bent towards throwing him out of his office is entirely preventing you from doing yours.

          If the US Constitution provided for a “vote of no confidence” – and perhaps it should – then you would be fired … with CAUSE. Your first responsibility is to the American People, and then to your Government of which you are a vital part. We are not “a house divided against itself.”

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        • Linda K. says:

          She is going to try and unseat Chuck Schumer!

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  13. citizen817 says:

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  14. A2 says:

    Any American with retirement investments should read this:

    China’s infiltration of U.S. capital markets is a national security concern

    “Part of the United States’ awakening to the complex challenges posed by a rising China is the realization that America’s economic vulnerabilities are also national security vulnerabilities. And it’s not just about trade.

    U.S. capital markets are drastically increasing their holdings of Chinese companies, giving Beijing massive leverage inside the United States and posing huge risks to U.S. investors and the U.S. economy. This practice transfers billions of dollars out of the United States and into China, while also placing U.S. investors in the position of gambling their economic futures on Chinese companies that are beyond the reach of U.S. government oversight and accountability.

    For example, the world’s largest index provider, MSCI, has been steadily increasing its holdings of Chinese assets this year, reportedly “after it came under heavy pressure by the Chinese government.” MSCI will quadruple its mainland Chinese holdings this year, which will send about $80 billion of U.S. cash into the struggling Chinese economy right away.

    👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇
    But there are greater implications. Nearly $14 trillion in U.S. investment funds follow the MSCI indexes or use them as yardsticks for their investment decisions. That means asset managers all over the country will be forced to increase their holdings of Chinese stocks and bonds. Millions of Americans, without doing anything, will soon be betting on Chinese companies with their pension funds, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

    Chinese law bars U.S. regulators, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, from verifying the financial disclosures and audits submitted by Chinese companies on national security grounds. When fraudulent activity is discovered, as happens all the time, U.S. investors have no recourse.

    The even greater problem is that Wall Street is not even considering how national security considerations can affect the value of these Chinese companies. As the United States cracks down on Chinese firms that contribute to Beijing’s military expansion or its human rights violations, Americans are unwittingly tying their financial futures to those very companies.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/06/13/chinas-infiltration-us-capital-markets-is-national-security-concern/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7bdd0b5a448d

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  15. citizen817 says:

    Donald Trump Retweet

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    • Rynn69 says:

      Your words have no impact RINO stooge. You are the quintessential Benedict Arnold.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        I would say that he does. He’s kind of like a bellweather for the RINOs. He signals where they are currently willing to going.

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        • I think what Rynn is saying…no impact on our way of thinking….they can correct me if I interpret wrongly….

          But what you are saying is true too. Kind of a hidden language we have come to understand. RINOs do have their code of words and actions as signals.

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        • bentley1blog says:

          robert…agree. LG speaks in political code to inform “his side” of what the temperature is so they can start to take action against our POTUS. Shameful! Notice he uses the word HOPE. YUK

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    • Linda K. says:

      We all wish Republicans would do the same, Lindsey. You all had your chance when Trump was elected, remember? You were too busy scuttling any hope of destroying Obamacare
      with your buddy, John McCain.
      By the way, how are those Senate investigations going?

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  16. citizen817 says:

    Donald Trump Retweet

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  17. Grandma Covfefe says:

    From Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ tweet (I’m going to miss her)
    Precious!

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  18. citizen817 says:

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    • And there is the Obama Lows (septic tank).

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    • Kitty-Kat says:

      Practicing my rudimentary Hebrew, reading from right to left the Hebrew letters and words are:

      RESH-MEM-TAV :: RMth :: HEIGHT

      TET-RESH-ALEF-MEM-PEY :: TRUMP (I thought perhaps the word “shofar” would be used for “Trump”.)

      The word used for “height” RESH-MEM-TAV is found in the Hebrew text of Joshua 13:26 next to the word MEM-TSADE-PEY-HET which means watchtower. The two words together mean “high place of the watchtower”. In the KJV the two words are transliterated as one long word: Ramathmizpeh [[ Strongs #7434 (1x)]]

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  20. A2 says:

    Was anyone wondering where Xi Mao2.0 was during the epic Hong Kong protests?

    He was having a birthday party with his best, bosom buddy (Xi’s words not mine) Putin in Tajikistan where Vlad the Mad gave him a big box of ice creams and other stuff. Xi gave Putin some Tea and they drank champagne and chatted about how great they are, as dictators are fond of doing.

    It is an economic forum and Xi, as a birthday wish to grant, told Erdogan to sit down and shut up and take our money or we will make life difficult for you.

    Meanwhile back in Beijing, the official publication of the Ministry of Justice, China Law Review, was ordered to shred an entire publication run, track down distributors and demand if anyone has a copy to destroy it. Why? Because of a booboo. The press did not print one of Xi’s god-like slogans correctly, even though the author wrote a slavishly complementary article.

    CCP orthodoxy. They came for your words, next time your head.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/putin-presents-chinas-xi-with-giant-box-of-birthday-ice-creams/

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  22. cthulhu says:

    I swear, it looks like our VSGPOTUSDJT is getting younger by the day. I’m half expecting him to show up on a white horse and say, “once I was Trump the Orange, and wrestled the evil Deep State unto the depths of The Swamp and up to the Peaks of Corruption. I vanquished foul Mueller, but lay as dead in the cold….but the Valar have sent me back to you as Trump the White.”

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  23. A2 says:

    Nice👇

    Why This Time Was Different for Hong Kong
    Support from business and the potential financial damage to China help explain how protesters prevailed in their battle against the extradition bill.

    “Hong Kong protesters have won a stunning victory. Saturday’s suspension of an extradition bill that would allow criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China followed a day of violent clashes on Wednesday that saw the police use tear gas, pepper spray and baton charges. In 2014, the police also used tear gas against demonstrators, prompting an occupation that paralyzed the central business district for more than two months. Yet the government refused to budge, and the protest was eventually cleared by force. It’s worth asking what was different this time.

    The most obvious answer is the role of business. Occupy Central had limited support from companies, and what sympathy there was clearly waned as the weeks wore on and the costs to business mounted. By contrast, opposition to the extradition bill has united various strands of Hong Kong society, from civic and trade groups to religious organizations and the legal profession. That’s even more evident after Sunday’s monumental protest, which organizers said drew almost 2 million people.

    Business stalwarts such as HSBC Holdings Plc and Standard Chartered Plc were among multinationals that allowed flexible working hours last Wednesday, when protest organizers had called for a city-wide strike. In 2014, by contrast, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and several foreign chambers spoke openly against the civil disobedience campaign, warning of the potential effects on the economy.

    The first signs of cracks in the government’s facade of intransigence came on Friday as pro-establishment figures started to urge a rethink. Among them were Bernard Chan, convenor of the Executive Council, Hong Kong’s de facto cabinet. Tellingly, Chan said that he had underestimated the business sector’s reaction to the bill, in an interview with public broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong,

    A second key factor to consider is the role of China. The 2014 protests called for full democracy and opposed Beijing’s formula for the election of Hong Kong’s leader, which would have left candidate selection in the hands of a committee controlled by pro-establishment interests. In the case of the extradition bill, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam insisted repeatedly that the proposal had originated with the city’s government itself rather than Beijing.

    While many will assume that the Hong Kong government would not have brought forward such a bill without at least the tacit approval and encouragement of Beijing, the extradition bill didn’t have China’s imprint on it in the same way as the 2014 election proposal. The central government’s liaison office in Hong Kong “supports, understands and respects” Lam’s decision to suspend the bill, the state-run Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday.

    Beijing may be grateful for the political cover that Lam’s stance provided. For the threatened damage to Hong Kong’s financial and business environment far outweighed any political benefits from drawing the city tighter into the mainland’s embrace.

    The erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy has been well documented. Many have cited the city’s declining relative importance to China’s economy for the change to a more hard-line, interventionist policy. When the U.K. returned the former colony to China in 1997, Hong Kong’s output was equal to around 16% of China’s economy; that was down to less than 3% last year.

    This tells only part of the story, though. Hong Kong remains crucial as a gateway to global capital markets for China. If anything, this role may be even more important as the trade war with the U.S. puts pressure on China’s economy and currency. Since 2012, Chinese companies raised $156 billion from IPOs in Hong Kong, compared with $143 billion on mainland exchanges and around $48 billion selling shares in the U.S., according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Chinese borrowers have also been heavy users of the dollar bond markets through Hong Kong. With funding constrained at home, even obscure local governments have started to sell U.S. currency debt, as Bloomberg Opinion’s Shuli Ren has written.

    International bankers trust Hong Kong as a base to conclude deals with Chinese companies because of its independent legal system, relatively clean administration and civic freedoms, including the free flow of information. Anything that detracts from these advantages and encourages businesses and financiers to relocate – even if that begins only as a trickle – is a long-term threat to the viability of Hong Kong’s role as a global financial center.

    There’s a message here for the protesters – and for Beijing. It’s easier to preserve the status quo than it is to enact change. The common link between 2014 and 2019 is that the status quo has won in both cases. It was also the result in 2003 – probably the closest direct parallel with today – when a proposed security law was shelved after an estimated 500,000 marched in opposition. This means protesters have a better chance of success when fighting to preserve freedoms that already exist than when agitating for change.

    For Beijing, the lesson is that Hong Kong became successful precisely because it has a different system from the mainland. Tampering carries risks. It’s still possible to kill the golden goose.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-06-16/hong-kong-protest-win-reflects-business-support-china-s-needs

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    • A2 says:

      Of course I have caveats, but hey, this is Bloomberg and they are on the right track.

      Never underestimate of the Law of Diminishing Puppetry.

      However, I am convinced this is not going away, not now.

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      • A2…given the thought process behind this law changing bill, WHY would Xi try to enforce something that is giving HUGE ROI and gives an OUT to the Chinese industries being impacted by the tariffs?

        Either Xi is being obstinate or someone if feeding him a line!!!

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  24. Dutchman says:

    Who would YOU rather be,…
    PDJT,….or Xi?
    America or China?

    Nuff said?

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    • emet says:

      It may be better to turn the clock back to when FBI did not have arrest authority, and relied on local police to arrest. Also, there are areas of investigation where they are weak, such as murder investigations. These would be better accomplished by big city homicide investigators. I think also (not a new idea) they should hire from applicants with law enforcement experience, and a track record of significant arrests or solving cases.

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    • When reading through the list of past transgressions it is no wonder that the fib is not to be trusted…Get rid of it and have the National Crime Database come under the Secret Service…For Security Clearances…each service does it’s own and also the gov.

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  25. A2 says:

    Glad I don’t go to your church, or wherever you get your opinions.

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    • Carson Napier says:

      I said “reportedly”. I didn’t say I believed it, so there is really no reason for you to get so upset. However, if you must know, I’m a lapsed Frisbeetarian and we don’t have any formal church.

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    • EE says:

      You’re stalking me again… ….A2 is one of Satan’s favorite pets … …along with lice, chiggers, and fleas.

      Liked by 1 person

      • A2 says:

        You are some crazy numpty. How does it feel to spew? Like it? Think you are anonymous? Hope you got paid to be stupid. I doubt it. Just for kicks. Next time you mainline that hate serum, roll back your peepers and think of me.

        🤣

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    • Linda K. says:

      Leave your religion shaming somewhere else A2. Sundance opens this site daily with The Lord’s Prayer posted and everyone here welcomes expressions of faith.

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  26. Ray Runge says:

    Roger Simon at PJMedia have an article currently posted that addresses Wray’s complicity in the FBI’s prevailing corrupt status.

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  27. A2 says:

    Try again Carson. That poster is your other account. At least it claims to be quite explicitly. You must have been very angry to let that out of your bag of tricks. Nice sophistic argument to cover your tracks. What a fail.You are not anonymous, nor are your other accounts. Be careful. This behaviour may get you into bother.

    Just some not so friendly advice.

    🤪

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    • Carson Napier says:

      ” That poster is your other account.”

      You lie and fake and slander like “Jussie Smollett” and Adam Schiff – combined. As I said, “EE” is not me. (Maybe Adrem can check the IP’s?). This makes me think “EE’ may not just maybe be you, but is probably you, with you probably thinking using “EE” and having your “EE” call you a stalker somehow immunizes you from being a stalker. Your ridiculous hate victim “case” doesn’t at all ‘compute’ anyway, even hypothetically, as I am too creative (doesn’t take much) to only be able to come up with the totally and completely uncreative “EE”. It would be too embarrassing. And I certainly would not have said “me”.

      “You are not anonymous, nor are your other accounts. Be careful. This behaviour may get you into bother.”

      I believe CTH has a firm rule about such threats, as do most law enforcement, including the Secret Service depending on the object of such threats, especially when violence is implied. How many other people have you so threatened here or elsewhere? Have you ever been arrested for it? Such a thing is almost never one time only.

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      • A2 says:

        I’m done with this unwarranted attack. Have at it. You will not deter me from posting, and your sophistic lies will not stand the glare of truth.

        I must be over a target. Your mo is so familiar to me it is not only boring, but amusing.

        The truth will out, Carson.

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        • Carson Napier says:

          You are totally projecting again, A2, and most likely A2/EE it would seem. You made the threats, not me, just simply read what you yourself wrote. You are playing the victim like Jussie Smollett, only even more poorly and with more anger. I can’t help you. You desperately need psychiatric help to say the least, just for your implied threats of violence alone, and I’m not board qualified for that..

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          • A2 says:

            You are EE or you got that to post from some account re read it. Plain as day. And you know it. Stop trying to play the victim card.
            I’m having a laugh.

            I have no interest in your convoluted and desperate face saving.

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    • Linda K. says:

      Gotta wonder, “A2” like AA, and then two letters, “EE”. Coincidence, probably.

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  28. Ray Runge says:

    The current discussion between A2 and Carson has shadings of a urine emitting conflict and divorced from the issues at hand.

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    • Carson Napier says:

      Well, Ray, I share your concerns, but I was just minding my own business, making some brief largely unremarkable plain vanilla comment, when along comes angry A2 out of the blue, or from somewhere, and like DJT I’m not required to just ignore slander, especially when threats of violence are implied, and that was exactly what it was. If I wanted to be threatened like that, I could put on one of my MAGA hats and go for a walk in San Francisco. I suppose I could call the FBI, but I don’t exactly have them on speed-dial. and as I have no “dirt” to offer them on DJT, they probably wouldn’t be interested anyway.

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    • A2 says:

      Yeah you think it’s a pissing match. Read and learn. Look at what Carson and his EE familiar actually said.

      Like DJT they punch me, sorry, I counterpunch.

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      • Carson Napier says:

        Don’t flatter yourself, A2/EE. You are like Jussie Smollett, the fake victim and Adam Schiff the psychopathic liar, not at all like Donald Trump. You are fully delusional and an issuer of threats, including threats of violence. Those who make such threats, as you have clearly done, seldom only do it once, but rather many times to many people. I can only guess at how many times in your case.. As I said, I’m not a board certified Psychiatrist, nor law enforcement, so I can’t help you or get you help. You certainly need it. You are the sickest person I have ever come across, on the internet or elsewhere.

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        • A2 says:

          Now I’m Jessie smollett. You are pathetic.CTH readers will smell that out a mile on. Like road kill.

          And to set the record straight, where in God’s green earth did I threaten you.You are a Board Certified fantasist.

          but wait, now you claim to be you ‘a Board certified psychiatrist’. OK la, I’m President of Venus, and we want our Carson Napier back.

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          • JustScott says:

            Carson, much earlier I was thinking I really appreciate your posts. Chill. A2 is also one of the reasons I peruse every night.

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            • JustScott says:

              OK, in fairness, (after rereading all the posts), please, both of you chill. You are both very valued posters. I really want to read what both of you have to contribute. Don’t either get banned.

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              • A2 says:

                I appreciate your comity. but my original post to Carson, did not warrant the attack, of being called a creature of Satan with flies and maggots, from a poster who very explicitly said she was Carson.

                If Carson was a normal person, it would have been scrolled by. look at what I posted.
                just a difference of opinion. then the ad hominem and vicious attack..

                Then Carson distanced herself from that post and said EE was me. I’m sorry, but this is gaslighting and to put a cherry on the top, claiming ridiculously that I am a Jessie smollett clone. I confess I had to look it up.

                Not only that, if you read her posts, she then claims I am threatening her and she is a Board certified Psychiatrist , a victim. So sad.. if you believe all that. I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

                This was an explicit and targeted attack on me, no doubt to silence me from posting. An agenda. And you should look at her other posts for confirmation.

                Explain to me her claim she is a friesbertarian. What is that? What started this vicious attack on me was a simple statement that I wondered what church, or opinions she listened too.

                So no I reject your well intentioned intermediation, but respect your attempts .

                Carson Napier has crossed a line. However, since her rants are so risible, I do find them quite funny.

                So there is that.

                🤣🤣🤣

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              • Dances with Wolverines says:

                I can imagine the furious debating and arguments that took place among our founding fathers. Nonetheless, they were all great patriots who fought for a just cause. The same thing here with A2 and Carson Napier arguing between themselves but in the end they are still Patriots for a just and righteous cause! (I can only imagine what would have been laid bare if we had the internet way back then when our great nation was being formed. I bet it wasn’t a pretty sight) I thank both of you, Carson Napier and A2 for your contributions to my enlightenment, they are so valuable to all of us. Peace

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            • MamaTried says:

              For the sake of Pete – knock it off! Poor Stillwater is criticized for posting actual news that some complain is too much and taxes them with too much scrolling. You guys are silly. Can’t you please just ignore each other?

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      • Linda K. says:

        AA (A2) and EE? I don’t care but maybe try something different,,,

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    • thehawkeyehoneypot says:

      Id like to see a2 removed from cth. Toxic venom & posts that are so long violate house rules. I guess rules are for he & not thee?

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      • Katherine McCoun says:

        He has posted for a long while and never before have I seen such behavior notpr can I fathom what caused the original attack on him above. His Asian point of view posts are a valuable contributuion

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        • thehawkeyehoneypot says:

          I agree its interesting but it seems to be causing problems. Maybe sundance could start a asian thread where there are no length restrictions & people interested in his porcine majesty can go free from such unwarranted harassment?

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          • ivehadit says:

            A2, keep posting and keep us up to date!

            The tactics being used to shut down our voices all across the many mediums is quite amusing.
            This is war for the survival of our civilization and it is rough. Hang tough, people. We WILL be victorious.

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      • alligatriot says:

        “Id like to see a2 removed from cth.”

        Really? Remove those with whom you may not agree? That’s the current paradigm of most social media providers. What next, burn those offensive books in all our libraries?

        Sure, we can remind those of us (!) who break a rule that we shouldn’t do so, but “removed from cth” sure sounds like an extreme solution which would leave a bad taste.
        A2 today, me tomorrow, the rest of us …..?

        My mouse has a scroll feature which works wonders for moving past posts I don’t care to read.

        Please re-think your solution.

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        • thehawkeyehoneypot says:

          It has nothing to do if i agree its more like i come here to read about news & politics & this one person always seems to clog up discussion & fights like a catty teenager. Just stick to the facts & we will all benefit.

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          • alligatriot says:

            I respect your reasons for visiting this site and a desire to have available just “the facts”.

            Some posters don’t have facts and express opinions. Others have “facts” which may be from what you or I may consider questionable sources. Even others (and I am a prime example) have trouble expressing themselves with clarity and since the written word is sometimes a poor tool for good communication, we come across negatively to some readers.

            Since I don’t follow the ebb and flow of posters’ personalities (I skim a lot of posts for tidbits of interest to me), I’m not too familiar with distracting behavior of specific folks as I simply ignore it.

            Hopefully, we can all strive for a level of maturity in posting, reading and responding which will be commensurate with the excellent quality this site’s owners have maintained over a long period.

            Hope your day is a good one!

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      The Transcript:
      TRUMP: No, at some point, I might, but at some point I hope they get it because it’s a financ–, it’s a fantastic financial statement. It’s a fantastic financial statement. 👉And let’s do that over, he’s coughing in the middle of my answer.

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  29. k4jjj says:

    I keep hearing the FBI referred to as the world’s premier law enforcement agency.

    I do not think the evidence supports such a glowing description. The evidence points toward the FBI not acting on good intelligence to PREVENT terrorism such as in the case of the Boston Marathon bombers and their slanderous, false portrayal of Richard Jewel as the Atlanta Olympics bomber when he was actually a hero who helped prevent mass casualties. The entire Whitey Bulger case was an FBI fiasco.

    The FBI’s infamous hostage rescue team turned to murder in the case of Randy Weaver. FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi murdered Randy’s wife , Vicki Weaver, as she stood in the doorway holding her baby. Any overseas U.S. military sniper who killed an unarmed mother holding nothing but her baby would be court-martialed and convicted of murder. The FBI sniper got away with the murder.

    You could fill a football stadium with experienced city and state police detectives who would rip the FBI as a bunch of overrated grand-standers who botch investigations.

    The FBI should be immediately disarmed, de-funded and disbanded. They are a self-serving, dangerous tool only useful to a totalitarian government.

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    • Rynn69 says:

      AGREE. Stop the equivocating about the FBI. First of all, the head is a snake so everything is rotting on down the line. And second, the “coup” would have never happened to begin with because there would be a mutiny against the anti-American conspirators.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      Now that our intelligence services have been proven so corrupt, I laughed when Pompeo said they had high confidence that Iran attacked the tankers in the gulf. High confidence intelligence raises red flags now. High confidence, as we have come to learn, falls way short of proof.

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  30. Rynn69 says:

    Week #18 since AG confirmation:

    Dear Mr. Attorney General Barr,

    Americans know the refrain “truth, justice, and the American way.” Truth and justice are integral to the American way. We ask that you remember the Americans who are counting on you to restore truth and justice, both alive and those who have died to secure the American way:

    America is crying out for justice.

    AG Barr, we are cautiously optimistic.

    Americans know the myriad illegal and unconstitutional actions the Deep State, Democrats (Obama Admin, Clinton-DNC), and some Republicans utilized to stop a Presidential candidate and impair a Presidency. Americans know Russia is a false flag. Americans know foreign agents, journalists, law firms, and opposition research outfits were engaged in this silent coup.

    The conspirators are but a small number in comparison to us, Mr. AG Barr. Millions of Americans are praying for justice to save this Republic. Will you alter the course of history for the good of our Nation by upholding the law, bringing the wrongdoers to justice, and rejecting the pressures of a few attempting to shield the lawbreakers and evildoers? Will you restore justice in America? America is watching.

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  31. Dora says:

    Which Do Democrats Reject More: The American Flag Or Donald Trump?

    Friday must have been one confusing day for Democrats.

    The President of the United States had the good fortune to be born on Flag Day, June 14, which put the Democrats in a bit of a bind. As millions of Americans honored Old Glory, as well as the 45th President on that day, what were the Democrats to do?

    https://townhall.com/columnists/antoniaokafor/2019/06/16/which-do-democrats-reject-more-the-american-flag-or-donald-trump-n2548289

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  32. steviedawn says:

    Just watched some more clips from the ABC interview. Whoever signed off on spending 30 hours with that little Garden Gnome needs to be fired. I think the president really doesn’t fully understand how much they hate him.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Lack is not all says:

      Hate and despise him. They all feel superior to him. Emetic.

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      • Dances with Wolverines says:

        I think President Trump fully understands how much they hate and despise him, but you may also notice that President Trump always looks at the positive side of every single thing. That is what I like about him the most, and that extraordinary trait is a huge reason he has seen so much success throughout his life.

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    • Guyski says:

      Oh, President Trump knows how much they hate him. But, don’t you need someone from the main (lame) stream media to further this? Fox News and conservative/pro-President Trump isn’t enough?

      The relationship between the democrats and LST media is incestuous, but there are dynamics (within that relattionship) that can be exploited.

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    • Git-R-Done says:

      The President holds a false believe he can sweet talk anyone into liking him. The HATE TRUMP media continues to exploit that weakness. If they truly are “the enemy of the people” then keep them OUT of the White House.

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      Wait for the swing, post interview.

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    • Eric says:

      BS. You guys worry too much.

      He reached an audience that seldom even bothers to listen to him speak.

      You think he lost any of his base with that interview? On the other hand, some of those sitting on the fence may have changed their minds.

      Stop with the battered conservative syndrome and grow a set.

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    • bentley1blog says:

      stevie…very confusing indeed. Who gave the Garden Gnome permission to sidle alongside the President of the United States of America??? Yes, someone needs to be fired for signing off on that dog and pony show. PS Amazed that DJT didn’t demand the gnome to stand down.

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      • Sharon says:

        Bentley the President said in a tweet he wanted to do more interviews like this! Open your mind! He is not a coward or like our spineless politicians! He is VSGP !

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  33. getfitnow says:

    Excellent article, as usual, from VDH. Providing a list of promises made and kept by our VSG.

    FTA – Donald Trump is many things. But one thing he is not is a defender of the 2009-2016 status quo and accepted progressive convention. Since 2017, everything has been in flux. Lots of past conventional assumptions of the Obama-Clinton-Romney-Bush generation were as unquestioned as they were suspect. No longer.

    Everyone knew the Iran deal was a way for the mullahs to buy time and hoard their oil profits, to purchase or steal nuclear technology, to feign moderation, and to trade some hostages for millions in terrorist-seeding cash, and then in a few years spring an announcement that it had the bomb.

    No one wished to say that. Trump did. He canceled the flawed deal without a second thought.
    https://amgreatness.com/2019/06/16/when-normality-became-abnormal/

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    • Iran tried exactly the same tactic that had worked so well against Neville Chamberlain: [i]appeasement.[/i] Instead of saying that they want to obliterate Jerusalem – or maybe London – in a mushroom cloud, they said what Europe wanted to hear. But Trump knew that “actions speak louder than words.” He knew that you don’t need centrifuges(!) to construct “a peaceful nuclear electric power generation program,” and you don’t need to put them inside of bomb-proof mountain caves. Most of Europe(!) is still clinging to their fantasies.

      Dunno – maybe when you become a “head of state” in Europe you become blind in one eye and lose your common sense.

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    • Bubby says:

      Getfitnow excellent post!

      FTA “On one side in 2020 is socialism, “Medicare for All,” wealth taxes, top income tax rates of 70 or 80 or 90 percent, a desire for a Supreme Court of full of “wise Latinas” like Sonia Sotomayor, insidious curtailment of the First and Second Amendments, open borders, blanket amnesties, reparations, judges as progressive legislators, permissible infanticide, abolition of student debt, elimination of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau and the Electoral College, voting rights for 16-year-olds and felons, and free college tuition…On the other side is free-market capitalism but within a framework of fair rather than unfettered international trade, a smaller administrative state, less taxation and regulation, constitutionalist judges, more gas and oil, record low unemployment, 3-4 percent economic growth, and pressure on colleges to honor the Bill of Rights.”

      Here are the choices for 2020 according to VDH! I wish I could think such brilliant thoughts but at least I can recognize such when I read them. Godspeed President Trump! We have to win in 2020 the other choice will guarantee the end of the Republic as founded and morph the country into quasi socialism heading full steam towards totalitarianism!

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  34. Dora says:

    An Obama Shadow Government? It wouldn’t surprise me at all.

    =====

    “We Tracked Obama’s Movements For Over A Month And Based On His Meetings, It’s Time To Question Whether He Is Running A Shadow Government” – http://thebeltwayreport.com/2019/06/p304/”

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  35. Did I read somewhere that Deripaska lawyer Adam Waldman had been located and was being approached to testify? In light of Graham’s latest mild interest in going backwards, is his testimony still being acively sought? He blew off Grassley in August of last year. Any clues would be appreciated.

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  36. StanH says:

    Lord folks relax with the George Stephanopoulous interview. President Trump knows full well who and what that little swamp weasels game is. We’re talking about the man who invented the term Fake News. The “big” question that everyone is asking who would let the president do this? I suppose folks are not paying attention, that person would be President Trump. My guess, he knows and is probably right that he mustn’t only preach to the choir, but takes a shot a saving the savable.

    So lighten up, have faith, my bet the payoff will reveal itself soon.

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  37. SandraOpines says:

    Hi guys,

    We are still 7 days a week cleaning from Hurricane Michael but I thought I would give a quick update at the 8 month mark.

    Still largely forgotten by the media but POTUS and Gov DeSantis have done us right. FEMA pickup ended and then somehow it started up again so there is a mad dash to get more wood to the curb for an additional month. The prayer is that the $19 Billion in disaster aid is not squandered and that we actually get help. We still have MANY blue tarped homes and an overwhelming amount of abandoned homes… not to mentioned demo’d homes. The census will likely hurt us bad since we have lost a lot of residents so that will be reflected in our Federal monies in the future. 😦

    The timber loss is overwhelming and we are on our second crew trying to get the wood up and off to the chipper who then makes pellets to send to European countries for fireplaces. All of our pine trees have Pine Bark Beetle so must be clear cut. The beetles spread so everyone who has pines are in danger. We are also very vulnerable to fire since there is sooooooooooo much wood on the ground.

    Time is of the essence but the Government works VERY slow. This is really far too large for normal residents to handle, in this case we need Gov assistance. There are very few loggers who will do this sort of thing. The first crew did about 25% of our 200 acres, they are locals. They abruptly left and went to Tallahassee for better deal so we are now working with a company out of Alabama. We need to get the wood up off the ground so that we have room to work and burn the junk the loggers leave behind…. AND then plant more trees. I am NOT a timber forester…. or at least wasn’t. 😀

    Here is a video of one 6 acre area that we actually got to look decent. Love and miss you guys!

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      I think about you and the rest of The people in your area a lot and have asked my congressman repeatedly about you all.

      Appalling to me at how little media coverage and therefore his little national awareness and action you all have received. Same with current Mississippi flooding.

      I admire all that you all are doing! Real American spirit!

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    • Bubby says:

      Sandra last February we drove I-10 on a trip from Houston to Bradenton, Florida to visit relatives and family. I couldn’t believe the destruction we saw along I-10 where Hurricane Michael had come ashore. There were thousands and thousands of trees, pine and hardwoods, on both sides of I-10 that were snapped in two most about 20 feet off the ground. Road crews were still working on clearing the debris. That portion of the drive along I-10 used to be so beautiful now it looks like it has been clear cut! Unbelievable damage that has to be seen to be believed! Godspeed on your cleanup and reforestation!

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    • ivehadit says:

      Hi Sandra!! Thank you for sharing and keeping us up to date.
      xxxooo

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    • alligatriot says:

      Thoughts and prayers continue to be with you, Sandra! Been spending spare weekends helping my brother in Apalach and brother-in-law in west Georgia with timber removal. Hope to never see another chain saw once this is done!

      They echo your thoughts in praising President Trump and Gov. DeSantis.

      Take care.

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    • Wow Sandra, what a lot of backbreaking work.

      I hope you get your baby tractor out of the shop soon.

      And I hope you get some badly needed rain, your place is looking good!

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  38. Sugarhillhardrock says:

    My sentiments as well, Rynn69.
    TY.

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  39. sunnyflower5 says:

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  40. sunnyflower5 says:

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    • Eric says:

      Hmmmm… who to trust… President Trump and Brad Parscale or Fake News agenda polling? (Remember how Sundance tore apart FOX News fake polling in 2016 too)

      Liked by 5 people

      • Katherine McCoun says:

        I. Will never forget what I learned here about polls! Eye opening and confidence building. Always, Always look at the numbers behind the numbers!

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  41. sunnyflower5 says:

    ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos has given $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, charitable contributions that he did not publicly disclose while reporting on the Clintons or their nonprofit organization,
    As George has said, he made charitable donations to the Foundation to support a cause he cares about deeply and believed his contributions were a matter of public record,” the network’s statement read. “He should have taken the extra step to notify us and our viewers during the recent news reports about the Foundation. He’s admitted to an honest mistake and apologized for that omission. We stand behind him.”
    ABC News later told the On Media blog that it would not take any punitive action against Stephanopoulos: “We accept his apology,” a spokesperson said. “It was an honest mistake.”

    https://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/05/george-stephanopoulos-discloses-75-000-contribution-to-clinton-foundation-207120

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  42. Bogeyfree says:

    I think most are missing the whole PT/ABC interview.

    With PT everything is in PT speak – meaning they are dots, breadcrumbs and used to label and direct. That is how he rolls especially IMO with the Barr’s investigation underway.

    So Focus on PT chess moves or breadcrumbs as if it was a math problem! (Hint: Transitive Relation)

    A) PT first plants the seed, using the phrase Witch Hunt for months to describe this Russia Collusion

    B) Then finally in May PT uses the phrase Treason as a possible crime for this Witch Hunt.

    C) Now he uses the word Setup in place of Witch Hunt and introduces the idea that O may have known.

    Now add in the new breadcrumb that Sundance has shared about the DNC Server/Crowdstrike/FBI finding which starts to show cracks in one of their foundational pieces used to frame PT.

    So what comes next you ask?

    How about Jullian Assange’s extradition papers being signed last week, most likely sending him to the US and IMO not into the black hats hands.

    Hmmm….. I wonder what info he might add to the DNC Server Question and what damage that might do to their Foundational claim?

    If the DNC Server Hack is unequivocally proven to be a fraud, then as Sundance says everything else about this Russian Collusion, Mueller Report, FBI investigation, collapses as a fraud.

    AND then it becomes glaringly obvious this entire operation was a planned, frame job to take down candidate Trump and then President Trump.

    Which takes us back to PT’s tweet that suggests that this Witch Hunt or now using his new lingo i.e. the Set Up, is Treason.

    The final piece is who knew and ordered the Code Red?

    Remember breadcrumbs!

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    • Justin says:

      I wonder if even Barr would be prepared to go public with the notion that the DNC had an American citizen murdered.

      Liked by 1 person

    • snarkybeach says:

      Roger Stone subpoenaed paperwork that proves the FBI never had custody of the DNC server, only a redacted report from Crowdstrike.

      Liked by 1 person

    • I think that the “DNC Server” is simple – it doesn’t exist, and it never did.

      There is simply no logical reason for classified information to be removed from its safe place and put onto a public server. (That’s a felony, and everyone in Government I.T. knows this.) Furthermore, the server (if it existed) would be pragmatically impossible to “hack into” without inside help. (Microsoft Exchange is very strong, thank you …)

      So, “Occam’s Razor.” What actually happened was that the information was leaked to the Press. They want to “pin it on The Russians, Of Course™” to justify calling it “counter-intelligence” i.e. spying. But a far easier scenario is just copying it onto a thumb drive, and there’s strong forensic evidence that this is indeed what happened.

      Government data systems, by law, maintain very strong audit trails, so given the information it should be possible to track it back to its original source and to determine exactly who copied it and when. (Most likely, this has been done – and of course we wouldn’t be privileged to know.)

      The behavior of DNC with regards to this matter makes utterly no sense. FBI’s utter lack of pursuit is also highly suspicious, implying collusion. But, someone can get to the bottom of this, electronically.

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  43. sunnyflower5 says:

    True

    Liked by 2 people

    • Bogeyfree says:

      They only way PT gets his name back and to end all of this is to expose it all as the fraud, frame job and treasonous act it is!

      IMO this is more important that immigration or the economy.

      If he allows the left to make this frame job stick and they take him down in 2020 because of it then IMO our Republic is over by 2028.

      So again EXPOSING it all in order to show the truth to the American people is JOB 1 now IMO.

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      I see Maggie Haberman discussed:

      TRUMP: Excuse me, read the report, read the conclusion of the report, just read it. Ok, I mean look you are one that said Donald Trump is not going to win and then you smiled when I got into the race, and you laughed. You and Maggie Haberman would laugh ‘haha’ that was so funny and I will give your deputy chairman of the DNC credit. Because he looked at the two of you and said, sorry to tell you but Donald Trump is going to win.

      STEPHANOPOULOS: And you are President of the United States today.

      TRUMP: And you laughed because you thought it was ridiculous and Maggie Haberman of the New York Times who knows nothing about me, by the way, I rarely speak to her, she laughed and thought it was so funny. The people that didn’t think it was funny were the people that voted for me.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Kitty-Kat says:

      What they did en masse to Sarah Palin came close, imo.

      Liked by 3 people

  44. Paintingal says:

    Ad Rem, cleanup in aisle A2/CN/EE, please.

    Liked by 1 person

  45. Fake News Network (I.e, Fox) just splashed on screen a Fake poll where even “I got this job on my back” Harris has PDJT beat.

    Gets better and better.

    Liked by 1 person

    • ***UPDATE***

      Back story on Trump Campaign internal polling leak.
      According to Kayleigh McEnany on F&F internal polls that were leaked were from 3 months ago, pre Mule Patty report and a worst case scenario. All the more reason to believe it to be disinformation. Could FNN poll be disinformation also? Dunno.

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    • mr.piddles says:

      Behold!

      “Biden holds big lead nationally, but 77 percent ‘likely to change their minds'”

      https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/448878-biden-holds-big-lead-nationally-but-77-percent-likely-to-change-their-minds

      “Former Vice President Joe Biden has a two-to-one advantage over the next closest Democratic presidential contender in a new poll, but more than three-quarters of likely primary voters say they could still change their minds.”

      So “Biden leading Trump by 10 points” is… wait for it… 0% relevant if nobody votes for Biden. The Democrat 2020 Field is a Grade A Dumpster Fire, folks.

      Moral of the Story: Ignore the polls. Go make a samitch. Get some sun. Walk the dog. Enjoy your day.

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