July 20th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #912

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755 Responses to July 20th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #912

  1. Ausonius says:

    An example of the Narcissism rampant throughout America (thank you MAObama, but he only exacerbated the problem, which is part of a larger ill going back to the Baby Boomers):

    Today, kids in the U.S. would much rather be YouTube stars, according to a new survey created to commemorate to the space launch of Apollo 11 which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this week.

    The survey, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Lego, found that children in the U.S. and the United Kingdom were three times more likely to want to be YouTubers compared to astronauts when they grow up.

    Once a popular choice among kids in the West, only 11% of children said they had their sights set on the stars in the solar system compared to the 30% of children who said they wanted to be vloggers or YouTube stars.

    I sigh and shake my head in disgust and dismay. Our country and the West in general need to be given a collective slap in the face to wake up and start thinking about larger goals beyond ourselves.

    This is what happens when people are too soft and lazy to think about The BIG Questions in life, and instead waste their time photographing their Lunch for FoolBook or ChatFace. Get into a church and realize that something larger than yourself is at work, and that you need to connect to Divinity through sacrifice and serious aspirations rather than connecting to your DumbPhone to show us your dog chasing its tail.

    See:

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2019/07/18/youtube-go-space-american-kids-would-rather-vloggers/1756747001/

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    • G. Alistar says:

      One of the many challenges facing our nation….spiritual degeneracy, educational leftist propaganda and moral relativism too. All may present as significant a challenge as you mention: apathy towards the real world and engrossed in all things digital (video games, pornography, other mind numbing and time wasting activities).

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    • Joe Kenney says:

      Sorry, but I just don’t share the moral outrage on this one. Let’s face it, it’s not like space launches have gotten much attention in the past generation. In fact, the argument in the article could be turned back against itself. If kids wanted to be astronauts more in the past, it was likely due to the propaganda of the media, responding to their hero JFK’s request to get a man on the moon before the end of the decade. Space news was big back then because it conveniently fit into their agenda, thus those kids grew up with a steady diet of news about space exploration. What do kids of today hear about it?

      And let’s not be too harsh on YouTube. Without it, those of us who were smart enough to cut our cable years ago wouldn’t be able to see any of our President’s rallies.

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      • YvonneMarie says:

        I agree with you Joe.

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      • Judith says:

        I concur with @Joe K. Can we stop this divide and conquer rhetoric? We need to unite as one American people. The young vs old, rich vs poor, black vs white, male vs female ..etc.. is not at all helpful and helps to feed marxist rhetoric.

        I don’t subscribe to social media, but the “greatest generation” is no better than the current one, having been completely smitten by Hollyweird “escapism” propaganda. Need I mention the advent of television? Talk about programming! Why don’t we come back to earth!

        At least kids today have the prescience to look beyond that nauseating boob tube we grew up with, the one that completely brainwashed generations before them. Who put their boomer kids in front of that cursed propaganda tool? Why, that would be the “greatest” generation!

        It can be argued that the internet, and youtube in particular, represents the last vestiges of free expression known to man. Although I expect that the Matrix which “informed” previous generations, will soon overtake it.

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      • 1stgoblyn says:

        Absolutely agree. What kid (pre-teen or sightly younger when Soetoro took office) dreams of doing ‘outreach to moslems’ work?

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    • palafox says:

      Cell phones should be regulated the way tobacco and alcohol are.

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      • KnowSERENoFear says:

        So you think it’s appropriate for the government to determine how we use tobacco and alcohol? Even though the authority to do so is nonexistent in the Constitution. And, since the government has done such a great job at regulating tobacco and alcohol, they should regulate our cell phone use…even though the power to do so does not exist in the Constitution.

        Why stop there? Perhaps the government should regulate how we smell, the length of our hair, what we say, how we think, how much sleep we get…..SMH

        Wouldn’t it be more appropriate for parents to “regulate” their child’s cell phone? Perhaps if people were more responsible, they could ‘regulate” their own behavior…or suffer the consequences of abusing alcohol and tobacco. The point is, just because folks abuse cell phones, tobacco, and alcohol does not give ANYONE the moral authority to arbitrarily take away my right to use them.

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        • Magabear says:

          Well then, why have laws against any drugs (heroin, meth, etc.)? If the rest of us didn’t end up footing the bill for all of the health and societal issues caused by the “if it feels good, do it” mentality, then sure, do what you want. But those life choses by many are costing the rest of us a fortune.

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      • Bert Darrell says:

        Regulated by whom? Government? Hmmmm …

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        • Magabear says:

          How is not placing any regulation on google, facebook and you tube working out?

          Monopolies are bad both in governnent and private sector.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      The successful youtubers make a decent amount of money. Which can be taken away from them in seconds, but kids see it as being self-made.

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    • Joe Kenney says:

      OK, I’m sorry. This article is really stupid and really slanted. And also in your comment you completely overlooked the fact that 26% of the kids surveyed wanted to be teachers. That’s pretty incredible. Because only 30% said that they wanted to be YouTube stars!

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      You could safely blame Mark Zuckerberg and his invention of the “like” button. Like a bunch of children, many strive to be “liked” by as many as possible. Be careful, don’t offend anyone! No critical thinking involved, and there is no disliking anything. Be popular! Be a follower! Do what everybody else does!

      Then, came the narcissistic selfies. There are far too many people 40 and under who are incapable of starting a sentence without “I.” Their conversations revolve around what they do, eat, and like. I listen to this stuff all day long, and can’t help but see what selfish, boring people they are.

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  2. Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

    Democrats are adept at rewriting history.

    The next milestone anniversary will have “evolved” to

    After having raped him, mad woman Mary Jo Kopechne chains Sen Ted Kennedy to steering column in order to claim him as her love slave.
    Sen Kennedy refused Ms Kopechne’s demands, telling her “he was madly in love with his wife and would never be unfaithful to her”.
    Ms Kopechne flew into a rage and screamed “if I can’t have you, no one can, including your drunkard wife”!

    She then put the pedal to the metal and barreled down Dike Road with the intention of committing a murder/suicide.

    A devout Catholic,
    Sen Kennedy prayed mightily for the courage and strength to live just one more day. “I knew that my life’s work on this earth was unfinished. There was still much left to do to help and serve the people

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    • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

      😤 This was supposed to post re Tony Shaffer/Kennedy/Kopechne tweet!
      I really shouldn’t use phone to post in WP.

      The ending of the story is a happy one.

      Sen Kennedy narrowly escaped and lived happily ever after with his lovely wife Joan.

      The moral of the story….when truth and facts are damaging to democrats, they simply rewrite history. Works every time!

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    • budklatsch says:

      Ah, a little Biden plagiarism here my friend? I read that same article in the NYT a week ago, please!

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        For years, I’ve looked at pictures of that Oldsmobile,
        submerged. Besides the fact that a person was left
        to drown in the car, something else seemed off.

        Finally put my finger on it, early this morning. The
        car is a 66, fullsized Oldsmobile Delmont 88. It
        supposedly belonged to Teddy’s mother, Rose

        Something else about the car, something unusual
        for the time. Something very unusual for an affluent
        young man at the time. It’s a 4 door sedan. Young
        persons drove hardtops back then. Generally 2 doors,
        but 4 door hardtops were common. Hardtops had
        no pillars between the doors. A hardtop would have
        crumpled had it drove off a bridge and landed on
        it’s top. A sedan had pillars to prevent that from
        happening.

        The fact that on that particular night Teddy had
        chose to borrow his mom’s old people car 4 door
        sedan makes me wonder if the decision had been
        made to drive off that bridge wayyyyy in advance.
        The fact that it was in familiar territory, near the
        family compound reinforces that. The fact that
        the water where it wound up in was fairly shallow
        further reinforces it. Perhaps he knew that the
        water close to the bridge was shallow, because
        the keel of their sailboat had ran aground nearby?

        Anyway, that’s what woke me up this morning. A
        young guy driving a sedan around, when his own
        set of wheels was probably something more along
        the lines of a Pontiac Grand Prix, or Buick Riviera,
        Ford T-Bird, or similar. Any other old folks here
        see where I’m going to? The car that Ted was
        driving was not a car someone like him ( or anyone
        else young and hip) would have normally been
        seen in. Unless there was a specific purpose for
        that particular car to have been chosen.

        And, knowing the Kennedys, it was probably the
        car that they didn’t care for. Two birds with one stone.

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        • Bendix says:

          It landed in the water, that’s why it would not crumple.
          Ted drove whatever he could get his hands on, and I doubt he ever purchased a car and registered it all by himself.
          He was a notoriously terrible driver even while sober.

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            Do a search for :
            Junkyard find: 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88

            There’s pictures of Kennedy’s car being hauled
            out of the water. The windshield’s smashed,
            and the roof’s caved in somewhat, but not
            pancaked. Someone mentions that Ted liked to
            drive Cadillacs.

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        • meow4me2 says:

          Maybe the car was chosen for its large backseat to fool around in.

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            Darn near any car had those back then.

            The Delmont 88 was the “low line” full sized
            Olds. An Impala compared to a Caprice.
            No power windows to go out when it hit the
            water. If Teddy had been in a Cadillac, that
            probably would not have been the case.

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      • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

        Seriously? Are you kidding me? I don’t read the NYT. But please provide the link because I surely would hate to believe I even thought like Biden, much less plagiarized him!

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  3. linda4298 says:

    Katie Hopkins

    Verified account

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    More
    New Campaign slogan for #2020?

    “Don’t love it? Leave it!”

    Send her back is the new lock her up.

    Well done to #TeamTrump

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  4. Don McAro says:

    Well one good thing to remember is this….Biden is comparing Presdient Trump to george Wallace…. Does Biden even Remember that Ole George was a Democrat?

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  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Michael Caputo|7/19/2019

    Topics: Puerto Rico “under siege” amid violent protests over the governor’s leaked chat comments * The medium is the message: the left’s hand-wringing over President Trump’s recent tweets

    https://www.stillstandingpodcast.com/podcast/episode/4777c1ae/puerto-rico-on-fire-ep42

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  6. linda4298 says:

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/07/no-one-really-wants-to-send-her-back/ All good populist demagoguery needs a villain. President Trump hardly has the market cornered on this. Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton studied Alinskyite community organizing. The organizer, a self-styled renegade against The Establishment, is instructed to avoid abstractions when picking an opposition target. You’ve got to make it personal, to polarize the adversary in stark terms. Trump’s persona is to hit back harder than he is hit. No surprise, then, that he is a practitioner of this demagogic art, since he is also the Left’s No. 1 target.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      McCarthy is one of the few at NR who is NOT “NeverTrump”. Oh, he’s not MAGA by any stretch, but he falls into that category of reluctant pragmatists who might be labeled “Trump, dammit!”.

      He wrote a column a few days ago castigating those who claimed that Trump’s recent tweet was racist. Oh…he thought the tweet was “awful” — but he really laid into those who thought it was “racist”.

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    • Bubby says:

      Linda like McCarthy said in the article when fans yell “kill the umpire” we really don’t mean it literally. But if it turns out Omar’s family violated immigration law using fraud in gaining entry into the country then she and the entire Omar family should be deported period! It’s the law. If not I want her out of Congress! Other wise the process of turning Congress into our very own America and Israel hating UN has begun! Godspeed President Trump!

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  7. islandpalmtrees says:

    Immigration The Path To Power

    Biggest mistake Democrats, Hard Left will make is thinking the rest of the country will live with committed Socialist Democrats in power
    Our Democrat friends would say our objection is racism…nonsense! They know very well the accusation of racism goes a long way to getting what they want. In fact, they are the most racist of any political group. To them everything is about race, racial justice, or simply revenge, with white people being public enemy #1. I will not allow the racism card to stick, especially from a political party that fought for 150 years to maintain their racist policies, but now found a new, intoxicating, but nefarious approach to achieving political and social dominance.

    Democrats always go too far, but the biggest mistake Democrats and the hard Left will make is thinking the rest of the country will live with committed Socialist Democrats in power and capitulate from whatever they decide.

    The enemy is now at our gates, resolved to finish what they have started …create chaos, take power, strip the nation of its richness, and collect the benefits of what they have accomplished. They are close, very close.

    Whether this nation, as founded, will exist or not will be determined by our response, or lack of it.
    https://canadafreepress.com/article/immigration-the-path-to-power

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    • MTeresa says:

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Obama the Destroyer built that. He set us back big time and worse, race conversations are poisoned now. Academia was already working on all the tools for destruction. Obama mainstreamed it.

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      • Bendix says:

        The race card is also largely a product of the political class, the universities, and the media.
        Normal Americans moved on from race a long, long time ago.
        In fact, I believe that whites how voted for Obama believed that they were finally putting the sins of the past to bed; that with this gesture they were letting their black friends and neighbors and relatives know that this is how it is, in America in the 21st century.
        From the reactions that I saw from black Americans after the election, and you saw it too, they were happy and appreciative of the fact that Obama could not have been elected without white votes, yet there he was, the new president.

        And BLM is not popular with working to middle class blacks either.
        Maybe an insignificant handful supported that nonsense, but that’s all.

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    • jx says:

      We’re spending billions of dollars to make those who follow the law look like fools.

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  8. steviedawn says:

    So, are we taking bets on whether or not Ilhan Omar gets away with her fraud? The media doesn’t seem that interested.

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  16. K Ma says:

    Well Trump be allowed to to make recess appointments when the Senate on there Aug break?

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  17. ltravisjr says:

    I wish she would take legal action. What are Miss America type pageants when apparently only half of American young women even qualify?
    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/miss-michigan-trump-supporter-de-crowned-insensitive-social-media-posts-miss-world-america-pageant

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  18. islandpalmtrees says:

    I pulled the following extract from the “Canda Free Press” because of the puzzling nature of this author’s statement. I that he has said below is true but, it can not be true without an alternative to the normal means of getting elected. What are the democrats planning? Are they planning to gain power by assassination of President Trump, by impeachment of our President, just don’t know but something is cooking! Pelosi’ statement below and her other recent statements to help illegals stay in the United States flies in the face of helping the Democrats in 2020.

    Democrats doomed in 2020 for not preventing illegal entry into USA

    “Pelosi’s concern for prolonging the stay of illegal entrants than showing compassion for grieving American citizens is puzzling. Not the way to win votes in 2020.”

    Presidential candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Julian Castro, who endorse the decriminalization of illegal immigration, could face increasing pressure to justify this policy during the upcoming Democratic Party Presidential Debates.

    Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass) has declared what should really be Democratic Party policy:
    https://canadafreepress.com/article/democrats-doomed-in-2020-for-not-preventing-illegal-entry-into-usa

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  19. Joe Kenney says:

    Sorry, but I just don’t share the moral outrage on this one. Let’s face it, it’s not like space launches have gotten much attention in the past generation. In fact, the argument in the article could be turned back against itself. If kids wanted to be astronauts more in the past, it was likely due to the propaganda of the media, responding to their hero JFK’s request to get a man on the moon before the end of the decade. Space news was big back then because it conveniently fit into their agenda, thus those kids grew up with a steady diet of news about space exploration. What do kids of today hear about it?

    And let’s not be too harsh on YouTube. Without it, those of us who were smart enough to cut our cable years ago wouldn’t be able to see any of our President’s rallies.

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  20. Zippy says:

    Dr. Robert Epstein on Big Tech Censorship

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  21. WSB says:

    Unearthing info on the Somali fraud in Congress is getting to the point of idiocy if not dealt with…

    “Omar Silent on New Claims That She Has a Different Real Name and Entered Country Fraudulently

    July 19, 2019 Anthony Gockowski

    A bombshell report released Thursday claims that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) entered the country fraudulently in 1995 as a member of the “Omar” family, which allegedly isn’t her real family.

    The article was published Thursday at Powerline by David Steinberg, formerly an editor of PJ Media who has written extensively on Omar over the past three years.

    In his article, Steinberg claims:

    “In 1995, Ilhan entered the United States as a fraudulent member of the ‘Omar’ family. That is not her family. The Omar family is a second, unrelated family which was being granted asylum by the United States. The Omars allowed Ilhan, her genetic sister Sahra, and her genetic father Nur Said to use false names to apply for asylum as members of the Omar family.”

    He goes on to claim that Omar’s real name, before applying for asylum, was Ilhan Nur Said Elmi. The family split up in 1995 when three of her siblings were granted asylum by the United Kingdom, including Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, whom Omar allegedly married in 2009 and divorced in 2017. As The Minnesota Sun has previously reported, this alleged marriage to her brother occurred at a time of massive immigration fraud.”

    https://theohiostar.com/2019/07/19/omar-silent-on-new-claims-that-she-has-a-different-real-name-and-entered-country-fraudulently/

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    • islandpalmtrees says:

      If we had a fully functioning FBI, you would think they would be all over this since it involves a member of the House of representatives.

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    • CNN_sucks says:

      She probably uses false name because there was a report that her father was known terrorist.

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      • WSB says:

        Remember when President Trump said we have to get the families out?

        This story sill not go away, in spite of the FBI. I wonder if any local LEO’s will investigate?

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        • Dutchman says:

          Seems to me the obvious agency to investigate the refugee/marriage fraud is Immigration and Naturalisation.
          FBI and DOJ really have no business getting involved in that.
          I&M DO investigate fraudulent marriages used to obtain citisenship, its generally ADMINISTRATIVE law, with 24 hour notice of deportation for the non-citisen, and SOMETIMES criminal charges for the citisen going along with the scam. So, Omar who is not Omar, and her brother, and the Omar family they aren’t really a member of, could ALL be deported, if true.

          And, a goodly % of Omar who isn’t Omar’s constituents, as well.

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          • WSB says:

            That would be sweet…except when you see who is working at I&N.

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          • TPW says:

            If they are for open borders…..allowing currently 20+million illegals to remain….have sanctuary cities…allowed a non qualified candidate to run for President…..then what makes anyone think they give a hoot about Omar’s fraudulent entry? What have really done to demand that the rule of law be followed?

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          • 1stgoblyn says:

            Or the IRS for the fraudulent tax returns she filed. Then there is the fraud she committed to get college funds.

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            • Dutchman says:

              Whole lotta fraud going on, but WILL she be investigated?
              Doubtful, it will be portrayed as rasccisttt, and political retribution.
              However, in around December 2020, her worlds possibly going to come crashing down.
              After reelection, PDJT will have more,…flexibility, its true. The upside to the two term limit.
              Reelection concerns lead to SOME political restraint. We see it with Obummer; after the 2012 election is where he really went all out with politicisation and weoponisation of government 3 letter agencies, and with pen and phone.
              While PDJT will continue to respect Constitution, I do expect him to be a little more free, not being concerned about reelection.
              We’ll see,…

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  22. islandpalmtrees says:

    Rep. Jim Jordan Plans Questions For Mueller On Steele Dossier, FISA Warrant
    OAN Newsroom
    UPDATED 9:27 AM PT – Thursday, July 18, 2019
    Former special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to appear before the House Judiciary and Intelligence panels to answer questions next week, and Republicans are ready to give him the grilling of his career.

    In an exclusive interview with One America’s John Hines, Judiciary Committee member Jim Jordan discussed the infamous Steele dossier and his strategy for Mueller’s upcoming appearance before Congress.

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  23. Bubby says:

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/trumps_accidental_win_on_the_citizenship_question.html

    FTA “Whether by accident or by design, President Trump has alighted upon the exact right solution for ascertaining the truest enumeration of American citizens. Not only that, but his workaround solution should have been done regardless of the recent opinion by the Supreme Court. That is, even if the Court had found that the administration could include the citizenship question in the census, Trump should still have directed his agencies, especially the Social Security Administration, to have their computer programmers write simple little programs to count up the people on their databases by citizen and all other categories.”

    Well it wasn’t by “accident” that our VSG President Trump found a way to work around NeverTrumper Chief Justice Robert’s ruling of pique! Still irritates me that obama can take the citizen question off the Census questionnaire without a peep from the Republicans. President Trump puts it back on and Democrats file a tsumami of lawsuits! Hope all the blue states lose representation! Godspeed President Trump!

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    • youme says:

      When the census comes out, and the new apportionment, based on a new citizen count formula, is disclosed for the numbers of Congress people from each state, a federal judge will declare it null and void because the citizenship question was not in the census 🙂

      Same for the Real ID act mandating each of us to have a drivers license that is federally approved to get on a plane or enter a federal facility. A federal judge will rule the Real ID act unconstitutional because it prevents illegals without any documentation to board planes and enter government buildings.

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      • L4grasshopper says:

        Apportionment is NOT determined by count of citizens, but of residents.

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        • WRB says:

          That is true, but the 14th amendment seems to imply that citizenship matters. In other words, if it helped dems to only count citizens, Obama could have gotten away with using citizens as opposed to people. But counting only citizens helps republicans, and therefore I expect any attempt to use citizens would be taken to the courts.

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        • WSB says:

          Reread the 14th Amendment, Section 2. Citizen voters, 21 and over.

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        • DiogeneseVindicated says:

          You are wrong.

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        • Your Tour Guide says:

          Agreed. Which is why, (if you’re bored) look up
          census statistics on counties you are familiar with
          in a given metro area. Guaranteed, the ones with
          state or Federal house or senate members are
          crazily densely populated.

          I call it census stuffing.

          The big three “suburban” metro counties of Atlanta.
          Cobb, Gwinnett, Dekalb. ( left out Fulton, because
          it had two other counties folded into it in 1939. It’s
          land area is enormous).

          Cobb: 2000 odd persons square mile. Gwinnett: 1800
          persons per square mile. Dekalb 2500 persons per square
          mile. Dekalb is the smallest in land size. By far. But,
          by sheer density it has a huge number of state house and
          senate representatives. It also exerts much more clout
          then it’s size in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hank
          Johnson, John Lewis, Cynthia McKinney? Dekalb, guilty
          as charged.

          Build way too many apartments. Subsidize or tax break
          the piss out of each of them. Then wait until the census is
          counted. Who needs to go to the bother of voting or campaigning.

          Notice how much clout that Maryland flexes in Congress?
          Look up the size of all the towns in it versus neighboring
          Virginia. Maryland has census stuffing down to science.

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    • albertus magnus says:

      What is the evidence that Roberts is a neverTrumper?

      Just because he SUPPORTED PDJT’s decision to add the citizenship question to the census but also ruled that the lower court had the authority to ask for a better explanation from the Department of Commerce regarding the reasons for the decisions, does not make him a neverTrumper.

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      • youme says:

        No Supreme Court Chief Justice has ever considered examining or questioning an unstated or unproven motivation in deciding a case.

        Roberts has just given a green light for the lower courts to be even more extreme examining unstated or unproven motivations.

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      • Bubby says:

        “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.”

        https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/justice-roberts-attack-against-president-trump-was-blatantly-political-and-wrong
        Joe diGenova

        Further Roberts rejected Trump’s asylum ban siding with the liberals. I reached that conclusion based on his statements and rulings. It’s my opinion that he is if you disagree that’s fine.

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        • albertus magnus says:

          EVERY SCOTUS Chief Justice has considered questions that are brought before them from lower courts if the SCOTUS agreed to hear the appeal.

          I am not a fan of Roberts, but to call him a neverTrumper is wrong and only encourages over-reacting from MAGA Patriots.

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        • albertus magnus says:

          That is not what a neverTrumper means. NeverTrumpers are those people who thought that defeating Trump was more important than defeating Hillary. What you have described is a justice who has made decisions that WE do not agree with.

          There is a difference.

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          • butch cassidy says:

            Roberts is certainly not what he was advertised to be, which is a strong conservative, his record has proven that. As far as him being a never Trump or not, what is the difference does that make. Never Trumpers vote liberal, therefore they vote for liberal policies and a lot of never Trumpers have switched parties. Furthermore I believe a lot of never Trumpers were fake conservatives in the first place, kristol, will and goldberg to name a few.

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          • Bubby says:

            To you there is a difference but not to me. My definition of a NeverTrumper is anyone who wants to thwart President Trump’s effort to make America great again and that includes our Judiciary. Activist leftist Judges who makeup new law and Chief Justice Roberts who supports them openly “we do not have obama judges” and rebukes the President for pointing out Unconstitutional rulings and stays are NeverTrumpers to my mind. My definition is broader than yours and we’ll just have to agree to disagree and that’s what great about this blog! There’s nothing wrong with your definition it’s just not the one I use.

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      • Dutchman says:

        It was his twisted logic, that the question on the census was somehow a TAX, and therefore Constitutional, that makes some call him a ‘nevertrumper’, along with his absurd assertion that there,are no ‘Obama’ or ‘Trump’ judges, just judges.

        Yeah, and Unicorns DO exist, cause I have heard and smelled their FARTS, Mr. Chief Justice!/S

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  24. youme says:

    The left hasso destroyed the health system in quest to buy the poor vote that they have destroyed the middle class . Hey middle class , ⁦@TheDemocrats even want free healthcare for illegals while $10,000 deductibles for legal Americans!

    https://www.bakersfield.com/ap/news/rising-health-insurance-deductibles-fuel-middle-class-anger-and-resentment/article_e90ec1f5-ca60-5634-8e52-32017678227f.html

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  25. Liberty Forge says:

    There’s an interesting article on Vox, where the author gets some things “right”, and then other things horribly wrong:

    https://www.vox.com/2019/7/17/20696543/national-conservatism-conference-2019-trump

    FTA (defines the conference, which was held in Washington, DC: “The inaugural National Conservatism conference, hosted by the Edmund Burke Foundation, is an attempt to build a new vision of conservatism less wary of state power and more focused on addressing American social ills like fraying family ties and the hollowing out of small towns. Luminaries ranging from National Security Adviser John Bolton to Sen. Josh Hawley to Fox News host Tucker Carlson showed up to help flesh out what, exactly, “conservative nationalism” or “national conservatism” should stand for.”

    Also FTA, where this law professor is taking a lot of heat for her comments: “In a panel on immigration, University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax claimed that immigrants are too loud and responsible for an increase in “litter.” She explicitly advocated an immigration policy that would favor immigrants from Western countries over non-Western ones; “the position,” as she put it, “that our country will be better off with more whites and fewer nonwhites.” (She claims this is not racist because her problem with nonwhite immigrants is cultural rather than biological.)”

    (I understand completely what this law professor is “saying”, only to explain this position without it being quickly targeted by the Left as a ‘racist’ idea is difficult. Ms. Wax made it “easy” to be jumped on and misconstrued.)

    The author of the article makes some interesting observations, and appears to be somewhat open-minded, but then he devolves into the perpetual Left’s mantra of racism — and it is ALL about skin color.

    FTA: “It was striking to be at this conference as Trump’s assault on the Squad unfolded. The self-identified nationalist president was telling nonwhite citizens that they do not belong on the basis of their skin color. If there was ever a golden opportunity to distance national conservatism from racism, this was it.’

    This is a total misrepresentation of what President Trump ‘tweeted’, as this is NOT what the President was saying AT ALL – yet here it is.

    The message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is completely lost by those on the Left, as they either do not actually understand the concept of “NO COLOR — only character” — or they intentionally distort it. I do not truthfully know which way it is.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Admittedly, haven’t read into it in depth, this Conference that is.
      However, have been fully expecting that at some point, the old guard conservative and neocon elements (Rino, RepubliCON) would pull this manuever.
      3 steps any established hierarchy has for dealing with a radical insurgency which threatens the established order.
      #1: IGNORE it, as giving it any attention magnifies it.
      #2: Suppress it ‘by any means necesary’ even if it means disregarding its own rules.
      #3 ABSORBING it, by appearing to move to accepting its key precepts, in a watered down fashion.

      Look at how many RepubliCONS ran as “Reagan Republicans”, and in light about what we know,about them, now.
      McStain, Graham,,Romney, Ryan, Cruz, Rubio, and the list goes on.

      We WILL, at some point see a whole swath of “MAGA RepubliCONS” who will TALK a good game, but in actions will be the same old wine (or whine) in a brand new bottle.
      McCarthy, minority leader of the House, is already there. Ryans protege, I don’t trust him, at all. But he is SAYING good things, even more full throatededly pushing back on the rascist b.s. than the odious McConnell.
      But he’s,a SNAKE. “Why are you surprised? You KNEW I was a snake, when you invited me IN!”

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    • TPW says:

      They do not or should I say are incapable of distinguishing their character or self from their blackness because the left has ingrained that into their minds. It has been elevated as their most important attribute which elevates them above whites. Without their status of “people of color” well then they are just one of us and don’t deserve special treatment.Racism has not been eradicated just redirected towards being white.The main consequence of this is resentment which will have dire outcomes. Of course this opinion is racist……

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  26. islandpalmtrees says:

    At least Hillary Clinton can buy more Dossiers without being caught. See the problem? These all need to be shut down, today. Where is our FBI and DOJ?

    Fed’s Bullard Sees Cryptocurrencies Shifting U.S. Financial System

    July 19, 2019

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cryptocurrencies are changing the U.S. currency system in ways that may facilitate illegal activity and instability in prices, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Friday.

    “The current situation could be described as a drift toward a non-uniform currency in the U.S.,” Bullard said in a presentation prepared for delivery at an academic conference. “One suspects that consumers and businesses will not like a non-uniform currency in which many types of currency trade simultaneously at a variety of prices in a local market.”

    While it is possible for multiple currencies to exist simultaneously and lead to more voluntary transactions, “in the real world, some of these now-enabled transactions may be illegal or quasi-legal,” he said.

    He added: “Cryptocurrencies may unwittingly be pushing in the wrong direction in trying to solve an important social problem, which is how best to facilitate market-based exchange.”

    Bullard’s comments come as regulators are struggling with how to address a wave of newly created digital “currencies” being used to raise funds for businesses, among a host of other uses.

    Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said earlier this month that plans by Facebook Inc to build a digital currency called Libra “cannot go forward” until serious concerns are addressed, comments that pressured the project and dented the price of the original cryptocurrency bitcoin.

    (Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt; Editing by Andrea Ricci)

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    • youme says:

      The establishment is in total fear of a peoples’ currency and will do everything in their power to stop it.

      Right now central banks rule the world with their endless quantitative easing, their endless buying of sovereign debt, corporate debt, and stocks to feed world debt to infinity.

      A day will come when we have a failed Treasury auction because no one wants to buy our worthless paper, and the world, as we no it know, will be forever changed.

      For all I know, it may have already started

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  27. Alex M says:

    Gooogle Swung 2.6 To 10 Million Votes To Hillary Clinton In ’16 Election, Congressional Testimony Reveals… Research Psychologist Epstein: Google, Tech Giants Can Manipulate & Flip 15 Million Votes in 2020
    https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/gooogle-swung-2-6-to-10-million-votes-to-hillary-clinton-in-16-election-congressional-testimony-reveals-research-psychologist-epstein-google-tech-giants-can-manipulate-flip-15-million-votes/

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    • J Gottfred says:

      Epstein’s pretty smart. He is one of the few academics pealing the onion on big tech. I also read and followed this article by him.

      View at Medium.com

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    • I honestly doubt statistics like these. I think that “social media” vastly over-states its own power and influence across the hundreds of millions of Americans who actually occupy this country.

      Sure, the Internet is a wonderful and powerful thing, but when citizens decide how they are going to vote, “well, they get ornery.” 😀

      But they care about what they’re doing, maybe more than anything else they care about doing for their country. And – as we saw in 2016 – “they sure as hell can surprise the ‘experts.'”

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Google is dealing with vast numbers of accounts. I don’t think it is unreasonable at a minimum to at least ask why an “unbiased” company does this. This surely pervades into their secret algorithms.

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      • labrat says:

        Have you tried to do a google search on a controversial subject lately? Good luck finding good sources for the “other side” of the debate if you are unaware of their existence. Things I used to look up all the time whenever I wanted to pull them with a few key words are gone. Poof! No where within the first ten pages of a search. I remember the first time I noticed the manipulation of comment sections on newspaper articles. I was closely following a topic and I watched well thought out and reasonable comments disappear. I watched obviously bogus comments making the other side look “bad” stand and of course all of the “correct view” comments stand. Right before my very eyes. You are not only being influenced by what you see, but by what you don’t see. I’m an odd duck. When something sparks my interest, I go looking for the original sources. I’m a rare breed, most of us don’t have no time for that. Trust me – the social media are having a big effect and they are not our friends.

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  28. islandpalmtrees says:

    This is an extension to the article above “Fed’s Bullard Sees Cryptocurrencies Shifting U.S. Financial System”. THIS IS IMPORTANT.

    The socialist can buy allot of illegal acts with bitcoin transfers of money. Think of a thousand Dossiers for example. All you need is money.

    Maybe this is why Pelosi’ statements are so openly subversive. They are planning to circumvent normal controls regarding election spending?

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  29. James F says:

    Yet another example of Ilhan “Omar” (Nur Said Elmi) plainly stating where her loyalties lie and who she really represents.

    https://streamable.com/764n2

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    • If she doesn’t represent her Constituents, and doesn’t want to, then she should resign her post and go home. The job of “Member of Congress” is what it is, and if you don’t want to do it, no one’s forcing you to. But, if you swear an oath to do it, that’s what you must do as long as you sit in that uncomfortable wooden chair. Your choice. Your constituents can readily elect someone else.

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      • soozword says:

        I wonder just how many of our so-called “representativrs” actually represent their constituents. Wish we would see a mass resignation of 98% of them but that is pure fantasy.

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  30. p'odwats says:

    You would think for one day the left would put their political slant aside to commemorate a truly historic day for mankind. I pick up the LA Slimes today and on the front page smack dab in the middle is a big headline, “Soon, a female moonwalk”! Not today LA Slimes. This is the day fifty years ago when man first stepped on the moon, the first time man stepped on the surface of something outside of Earth, and it was an AMERICAN achievement. But no the Slimes has to push their political agenda AGAIN!

    Today we should be honoring Buzz Aldrin, the late Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins for their amazing achievement, but in the week leading up to this historic anniversary the media has been pushing stories about the lack of racial and gender diversity in NASA, and in the process I think they’re not giving these three men their just glory. The left makes me sick. They take the joy even out of a historic day like this, and don’t get me started on the New York Slimes op-ed piece where the lunatic author contends the Soviet space program was more successful than ours because it had more gender and racial diversity than ours.

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    • Bendix says:

      It bothers me as well, because the NYT doesn’t actually care about women or women’s rights or women’s welfare.

      The BBC has been doing this kind of crap for quite some time, going back over historic events (historic means they happened, they don’t seem to get this) and trying to decide whether it sits well with them or not, which means they are not sure whether reality agrees with them.

      Our space program had the “human computers” and they weren’t men, and the most noteworthy of them was not white, and if it hadn’t been for her part the landing wouldn’t have happened, just as it would not have happened without the contributions of others.

      “Diversity” as it is applied to human beings is a made up idea.
      If they want to talk about discrimination or prejudice based on race or sex that’s another story entirely, but it has nothing at all to do with that event.

      This is the problem with allowing foreign ownership of American media, and with not breaking up the giant media monopolies.
      We get anti-American propaganda.

      My rant isn’t well organized, but I want to add this.
      Women don’t need to get tacked on to some achievement that was noticeably male dominated, in the name of equality or even worse, diversity.
      We aren’t imitation men.
      We aren’t diverse from men, either.
      Human beings were created in two and only two sexes, men and women.
      So an achievement by a man, unless it has something to do with his sex, is a human achievement. Women are humans too.

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  31. islandpalmtrees says:

    Any wonder why the presidential election hopefuls are bitcoin and cryptocurrency fans? This is a real issue. Could it be that they are planning on illegal campaign spending?

    2020 U.S. presidential election hopefuls already bitcoin and cryptocurrency fans.
    https://thumbor.forbes.com/thumbor/960×0/https%3A%2F%2Fspecials-images.forbesimg.com%2Fdam%2Fimageserve%2F985931298%2F960x0.jpg%3Ffit%3Dscale

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/billybambrough/2019/07/13/donald-trump-just-made-bitcoin-a-2020-election-issue/#4d25483a2db2

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    • TreeClimber says:

      You know, when they pull out this kind of garbage and the whole “his position on global climate change controls the weather AHHHHHHHHH” they really are attributing a magic wand to him. I wonder if they realize that?

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  32. If the four of “the squad” cannot conform themselves to the proper decorum and behavior of the US House of Representatives, I frankly think that its Members should first censure them. Then, if that absolutely does not work, they should consider expulsion. There are more than 450 Members of that House – not just four. If the electorate picked “four bad apples,” well, save the tree.

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    • joeknuckles says:

      The correct name for the congresswomen formerly known as “the squad” is “Democrat leaders of the House of Representatives”.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Paprika says:

      Might I ask where you keep coming up with “there are more than 450 Members of that House”? The last I knew the # was set at 435 in 1911. You can play with that # a little bit with representative from the Territories and DC, but then have to qualify whether they are voting members or not

      Another problem I see with your statement is expecting the US House to clean itself up and censure members. The Speaker of the House does not seem capable of obeying the rules of the house herself, much less censure others, much less always exhibit “proper decorum and behavior”.

      Can you even remember the last time that the House censured much less expelled a member except for partisan politics?

      Finally, I sure wish it were only “four bad apples” on the House tree that did not do their jobs in representing their districts and not acting with proper decorum and behavior.

      So while I agree with you that all of Congress and all government agencies should represent the people , act with the proper behavior and decorum, while policing and cleaning up their own ranks—I’ve rarely seen it even partially happen.

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      • cplogics says:

        They censured a congressman from S.C. who called Obama a liar during his State of the Union address. I agree with you, it should start at the time. The speaker has the ability to whack these low life’s with a rebuke, but she is standing on quick stand herself.

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        • cplogics says:

          Meant to say, “it should start at the top – not time.

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        • Paprika says:

          Exactly! But Paul Ryan wasn’t much better either. He just sat quietly and let it go on while he himself used a front of proper decorum and behavior to shaft a lot of people behind the public scenes.

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  33. JustaVerb says:

    Either Bill Barr is FOR the faithful enforcement of our nation’s laws or he isn’t.

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  34. Blue Wildflower says:

    I would love for them to be thrown out but it is a slippery slope. They are representing their districts. Their voters need to decide what they can and can not say. Some of the liberals are just as shocked over what President Trump says. The people that put them there need to be responsible for voting them out. Maybe the district’s where they live need to be looked into if that is who they elect. Law enforcement and immigration needs to be involved. They have not broken the law by voicing their thoughts on America but what is behind those thoughts?

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  35. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • jebg46 says:

      Especially when refugees get lots of free benefits. We should send them a bill for what they took of our generosity. That’s when I get upset. How dare they insult us.

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  36. Yesterday was the story of: “The Last Inspection”…

    Today, A lot of people hear the sound of Taps playing, but do they know where Taps came from…

    The Story of Taps
    The 24-note melancholy bugle call known as “taps” is thought to be a revision of a French bugle signal, called “tattoo,” that notified soldiers to cease an evening’s drinking and return to their garrisons. It was sounded an hour before the final bugle call to end the day by extinguishing fires and lights. The last five measures of the tattoo resemble taps.

    The word “taps” is an alteration of the obsolete word “taptoo,” derived from the Dutch “taptoe.” Taptoe was the command — “Tap toe!” — to shut (“toe to”) the “tap” of a keg.

    The revision that gave us present-day taps was made during America’s Civil War by Union Gen. Daniel Adams Butterfield, heading a brigade camped at Harrison Landing, Va., near Richmond. Up to that time, the U.S. Army’s infantry call to end the day was the French final call, “L’Extinction des feux.” Gen. Butterfield decided the “lights out” music was too formal to signal the day’s end. One day in July 1862 he recalled the tattoo music and hummed a version of it to an aide, who wrote it down in music. Butterfield then asked the brigade bugler, Oliver W. Norton, to play the notes and, after listening, lengthened and shortened them while keeping his original melody.

    He ordered Norton to play this new call at the end of each day thereafter, instead of the regulation call.

    The music was heard and appreciated by other brigades, who asked for copies and adopted this bugle call. It was even adopted by Confederate buglers. This music was made the official Army bugle call after the war, but not given the name “taps” until 1874. The first time taps was played at a military funeral may also have been in Virginia soon after Butterfield composed it. Union Capt. John Tidball, head of an artillery battery, ordered it played for the burial of a cannoneer killed in action. Not wanting to reveal the battery’s position in the woods to the enemy nearby, Tidball substituted taps for the traditional three rifle volleys fired over the grave. Taps was played at the funeral of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson 10 months after it was composed. Army infantry regulations by 1891 required taps to be played at military funeral ceremonies.

    Taps now is played by the military at burial and memorial services, to accompany the lowering of the flag and to signal the “lights out” command at day’s end.

    SALUTE!
    SEMPER FI!
    SHALOM!

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  37. ilcon says:

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  38. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Liked by 3 people

    • DeplorableDon says:

      He is correct. I can attest to the enthusiasm for our great President here in Hernando county as my wife and I grew up here and just recently moved back after nearly 20 years in the Atlanta area. It is not uncommon to see large Trump 2020 flags flying gloriously from people’s flagpoles, boats, and pickup trucks. Just today driving on U.S. 19 we saw a black pickup flying a US flag, a Trump 2020 flag, and with the words “all muslims are terrorists” “deport illegals” and “build the wall” emblazoned on the tailgate. I turned to my lovely wife and said welcome home babe.

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  39. ilcon says:

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    • kp says:

      ilcon,

      Wow after reading the article at that link, the author Preya Samsundar is REALLY taking a chance given the circle she’s surrounded in. Good on her! Hope more of this kind of information gets out. Thanks for the link.

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  40. WeThePeople2016 says:

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    • Don McAro says:

      Get back…Get back to where you once belonged….Get back MO MO

      Liked by 2 people

    • Bendix says:

      No one is to blame. Because a chant at a political rally isn’t something one should not say.
      That is the essence, the very ESSENCE, of free speech, and if Cooper does not get that, he has no place in journalism.
      The right to free speech addresses exactly this, the right to express yourself politically, without fear of retribution by the government.

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    • Esperanza says:

      Frankly, If Anderson Cooper doesn’t like the US he can leave too. I hear they have a nice line in Snowflakes in Canada. I’d suggest a country in the middle east, but they have strict immigration rules.

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      • Joemama says:

        He can purchase Epstein’s Island with the fortune that he inherited from his obscenely wealthy mother Gloria Vanderbuilt and live his remaining depraved days out there.

        (The MSM claims that he didn’t inherit much. Yeah, right)

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  41. Don McAro says:

    Now Get this…I mentioned earlier that Biden was comparing President Trump to George Wallace…Forgetting the man was a democrat…

    Now Biden is out supporting the Puerto Rican Protestors….. Pretty much saying President Trump was Correct to have pointed out the corruption and scandal during the last Hurricane….

    A day late and a dollar short Eh biden?

    https://thehill.com/latino/453999-biden-expresses-support-for-puerto-rico-protesters-governors-comments-are-shameful

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  42. Skippy says:

    1. TODAY in Stockholm:
    NCRI-FACVerified account@iran_policy 3 hours ago
    Stockholm #FreeIran rally in support of the Iranian people & resistance for #IranRegimeChange #IstandWithMaryamRajavi #WeSupportMEK #Iran

    2. Fact Check: Was Obama ‘silent’ on Iran 2009 protests?
    By Josh Levs, CNN
    https://www.cnn.com/2012/10/08/politics/fact-check-romney-iran/index.html

    3. US sent plane with $400 million in cash to Iran
    By Elise Labott, Nicole Gaouette and Kevin Liptak, CNN
    Updated 11:53 AM ET, Thu August 4, 2016
    https://www.cnn.com/2016/08/03/politics/us-sends-plane-iran-400-million-cash/index.html

    (NB: CNN was clearly more objective back then) So sad how CNN has dissolved into nothing but DEM speach and fake news).

    Please take a listen to today’s Stockholm reknown speakers voicing opposition to Iran’s current regime. I pity the Iranian people who live in abject fear.

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    • ilcon says:

      Read this thread.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Bendix says:

        Yes, they used to complain about Obama going after journalists, they used to complain about lack of being able to see him when he was out in public.
        Then they fell silent on the issue, all at once.

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  43. ilcon says:

    Who wooda thunk.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Joemama says:

      This is the same lie that they promote every election season. “The GOP has tons of $ & the poor DNC is broke.”

      BS! The democrats have far more $ at their disposal. The MSM is paid off to promote democrats, antifa is paid to riot, there are endless money laundering “book deals”, there are numerous “unbiased” non-profits supporting democrats & there is tons of dark $ that aren’t accounted for.

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  44. ilcon says:

    It’s not just The Four Horsemen.

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  45. WeThePeople2016 says:

    This looks good for tonight.

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  46. WeThePeople2016 says:

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