August 13th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #936

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  1. Grandma Covfefe says:

    🦅 “—- **USA * 🇺🇸 —-” Summer of MAGA ** ” —- 🇺🇸 * USA** —-
    —– 1 more days… then President Trump Rally Day in NH —–
    (Thursday, August 15, 7pm ET)

    👍 Thumbs up moment–Kamala Harris visited a nursing home:
    Spunky Senior Citizen Woman: “You are advocating health care for everyone … who’s going to pay for it?”
    Harris: “Well, we’re going to pay for it”
    Spunky Senior Citizen Woman: “No we’re not. Leave our health care system alone. We don’t want you to mess with it”
    Harris thought she was going to a nursing home…Ended up being taken to school.

    🦅 KAG while Making America Greater Again
    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…..
    ————-
    🌟 “May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!” be appalled at their own shame.
    But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you;
    may those who long for your saving help always say, The Lord is great!”.” 🌟
    -— Psalm 40:15-16

    ***Praise: “President Trump will enforce a Clinton-era law to ensure that non-citizens do not abuse our public benefit programs and jeopardize the safety net needed by vulnerable Americans.” Finally an old law is being enforced..PTL!!
    ***Praise: President Trump’s BOOMING economy has Toyota expanding their manufacturing plants in the U.S. they are looking to hire thousands of American workers.
    ***Praise: From Diamond and Silk…”President Trump, we want to say Thank you for being the best President ever. Thank you for being our voice and Thank you for paving the way for all Americans to have an opportunity at obtaining the American Dream. We Love you so much more. God Bless You.” The Conservative Treehouse Treepers has same hearts as Diamond and Silk.

    🙏 Pray:
    — for protection/safe traveling for Pres Trump/MAGA Team as they go to Penn & speak about America Energy— (Dep NJ at 11:30am ***Arr back at NJ at 5:10pm ET)
    — for protection for White House, all Air Force One Planes, all of Pres. Trump’s properties
    — Presidential Candidate Democlowns to continue to fumble, grumble, jumble, mumble, stumble, crumble..then diminish….pouf….
    — all of the Opposition’s schemes and plotting fail and dry up
    — for USA Election Integrity, Voter ID, Paper Ballots, and catch voting fraudsters
    — Protection for: Military, Border Patrol, LEOs, BP Horses, BP dogs
    — for full protection for ICE agents handling illegal aliens drama
    — for Guardian Angels protecting all our borders–air, land and sea
    — for protection for our WALL builders while they build more WALL WALL WALL
    — for Riverside, CA Police officers…one died and two injured in shooting incident
    — for all children & young Landen & French boy(bleed on the brain, fractures to spine, arms, legs)
    — for protection for all Treepers and Trump Supporters planning/going on vacations this month–Be Safe and have FUN–MAGA–KAG all day, week, month long!
    — *🇺🇸* America Energy Dominance *🇺🇸*

    🦅 “To protect benefits for American citizens, immigrants must be financially self-sufficient.” (73% of Americans favors requiring immigrants to be able to support themselves financially.)
    — 🇺🇸 — Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America — 🇺🇸 —
    —-Treepers’ Prayer Warriors Post for Tuesday August 13, 2019 —

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    • wendy forward says:

      Was that lady awesome or what???!

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Yes, Spunky just like my mom would have said.

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      • Nobodysfool says:

        Loved the lady’s comments–she’s also cut off the Very Smart Genius cloth.

        Kamala stood there in a condescending pose, as if she was trying to show respect while actually seething and wishing the video wasn’t being recorded. Kamala treated the woman the way Obama said we should treat the elderly’s healthcare concerns–give them a pain pill and hope they die soon.

        “Well, we’re going to pay for it”. What a snob. That very smart lady in the wheelchair knows damned straight that her kids, grandkids, great grandkids and beyond are gonna get stuck with the tab for healthcare for millions of illegals and refugees, meanwhile, self-rationing treatment for themselves based on their budget and ability to pay.

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  3. Stillwater says:

    ***Today’s WeBuildTheWall / Fisher Industries posts***

    1: Tweet with picture of Candace Owens and Mary Ann Mendoza.

    2: Tweet with preview to Candace Owens interview with Mary Ann Mendoza.

    Trailer: Candace Owens Show Featuring Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza – (1:23)

    —————
    Related
    Previous (August 11th Pres. thread) wall posts: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/08/11/august-11th-2019-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-934/comment-page-1/#comment-7267631

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  4. citizen817 says:

    Donald Trump Retweet

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    Donald Trump Retweet

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      From Sundance Twitter:

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    • Kaco says:

      Omarosa was a shock at the time, still don’t understand that one. And now Scaramucci? What the heck is wrong with these people? So Scaramucci didn’t get a Chinese deal, so his only business option is to turn vile? Did they tell him he had to put on this show for business or was he always a dirtbag?

      Boy, POTUS has sure picked some winners. Hopefully, this will blow over in the next attack du jour.

      What is sick of all is there was NOTHING racist in his tweets against the Squad. And there was the Charlottesville lie against him, too. Just like the reporter’s disability, like the ALL Mexicas are rapists, when he was trying to make a point that some very bad people cross the border and we should all be concerned.

      POTUS should consider retweeting the PragerU and the Catholics4Trump videos.

      All I can think is Omarosa and Scaramucci were offered some very big bucks to say what they have/are saying. Makes me wonder who is next, in this election season.

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      • ParteaGirl says:

        Omarosa disappeared. So will Scaramucci.

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      • bessie2003 says:

        On this morning’s Maria Bartoromo show, guest host Dagan said, when they were talking about Scaramucci, that about 10 days ago he was seen having an in depth discussion with Niki Haley and she thought perhaps the two of them were working together toward some personal goal of theirs.

        My reaction to that was Scaramucci may have been enlisted in the GOPe’s plan for running Haley as their candidate in 2024 that he’s setting the groundwork to intercede in any upcoming protoge of the current President so his ideas end with his administration.

        It was an interesting observation she made, gave the impression she was never a Scaramucci fan, saw him as someone who was simply angling for a TV show.

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        • SharonKinDC says:

          Ah, so that tweet I referenced upthread was accurate. What a weasel… He’s toast w/ Trump supporters and even those lukewarm about our VSG. No one likes a traitor. As for Nikki, she gained a lot of goodwill as UN Ambassador b/c Trump gave her a golden opportunity to make good. Just her eyeroll comment re a Trump tweet had people calling her out. If she actually speaks out against POTUS, she’s done politically. (Not that I think she has much of a chance, even if she stays loyal)

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      • SharonKinDC says:

        The beauty of Trump is he give a lot of people, who aren’t really known entities, a chance. Some have flourished, such as Dan Scavino, Katrina Pearson, Brad Parscale, Lynn Patton, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. With this GIFT to relative unknowns, comes risk, especially as POTUS. Yet, he is willing to do so, speaks to his character and personal philosophy. There is no one I know of who has given more ‘little people’ (although Mooch was already wealthy, but not famous) a chance. This attitude is a traditional American value. Think of people who have risen in a company from the mailroom, loading dock, or entry level grunt position to high positions of power and influence within some of our Nation’s top companies. This type of thinking not only gives a chance to unknowns, but keeps ‘fresh blood’ flowing in various enterprises, fosters healthy competition and excellence within organizations as top performance is rewarded with elevation within the ranks. Who wants a Nation where getting ahead is based on Seniority (aka Gov’t & union jobs). Ugh. RE Mooch, remember, he was batting for a different candidate… then HE walked into Trump Tower to ask to be a part of the Trump campaign team. Trump was cautious, never made him official, yet didn’t burn a bridge. Which was smart. Mooch went on TV and sang Trump’s praises… not for Trump, but for Mooch. Yet, while he was playing nice, it didn’t hurt and possibly helped Trump. Now that Mooch has reverted to form, Trump has easily dispatched him. Mooch will get opportunities to go on CNN and MSDNC to trash him, but no one who is a Trump supporter will be persuaded and Mooch has burnt a bridge into all Trump camp venues. However, Mooch and his wife want to be on Real Housewives… so maybe this will aide their chances. Stupid Mooch. As for Omarosa, she was given the chance of a lifetime, but prefers not to work at something, but to glide in for a big payoff… We see how well that worked for her. NOT! She’s now toxic to any normal person and no normie would ever, ever employ her. Maybe she’ll take up yachting… (for Treepers not in the know, that does NOT mean sailing/cruising around in a boat!!!)

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      • TPW says:

        I am imagine when you are rich and powerful it attracts the worst sort of people. Of course money corrupts PT being a rare exception……I would think the rich and powerful most often are as dirty as their friends that they attack. Probably why PT is attracted to working class people as he craves to be around people of character…JMO

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    • Nobodysfool says:

      There’s a reason his nickname is Mooch, Mr. President. He’s just another annoying ankle biting gnat that hung on to your coattails and got paid by Fox News. Once the viewing public got tired of his drivel, he’s now decided to go the opposite route in hopes of a starring role on Morning Joe and CNN. Ol’ Mooch better deliver, though, or else Cuomo will throw him down the stairs.

      Like Omarosa, a host of others, let’s quit giving these media prostitutes any attention. We’ve got a country to defend and save.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      Scaramucci has completely and totally validated POTUS’ tweets about that little weasel. Honestly, you’d think Mooch would be a tad smarter. Not only does he copy VSG Trump’s hand gestures, in one of his attack tweets, he copied Trump’s fastball comment re Biden, but instead said Trump was losing his ‘fastball’. What a joke. Unconfirmed tweet I read said he had lunch w/ Nikki Haley recently and the tweeter alleged she and Paul Ryan were contemplating challenging POTUS for 2020 w/ Mooch as an aider/abetter. Rather doubt this, unless they are politically suicidal, but I’ll be watching that pair of globullists and the little weasel, Mooch.

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  7. citizen817 says:

    Donald Trump Retweet

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    • citizen817 says:

      Donald Trump Retweets

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      • Dutchman says:

        Germany is the economic powerhouse, and therefore the HEART of the EU.
        Imagine an EU, without Germany.
        Point made?
        EU was not shy about its purpose, when it was formed; to be an ECONOMIC COMPETITOR to the U.S.
        They aknowledge it, WHY shouldn’t WE?
        We are in economic competition with EVERY country. No ‘allies’, but no ‘enemies’ either. No frenemies, no diplomatic polite dishonesty, either.

        We compete economically with EVERY country, and THEY with us. So, WHY would Walmart pay the salaries of Targets security personelle, and the healthcare premiums of ALL of Targets employees?

        As economic competitors, the most efficient system, wins. If another country can come up with a more EFFICIENT economic system, than free market capitalism, they will provide their citisens with greater prosperity (and security) than ours, they will be a bigger market, and they win.

        Its business, and competition. Best man win, and all of that. Centrally controlled heavily taxed and regulated, state run enterprise dominated, innovation suppressing, corruption inducing economies are NOT efficient. They can NOT compete.

        But, not OUR problem. We aren’t trying to impose regime change on anyone. But, if the people grow tired of not getting as much prosperity or security from their system as they would like, we do model the ‘best’ system anyone has come up with, so far.

        So tell me, again. WHY would Walmart pay the salaries of Target security personelle, and the heathcare premiums for ALL their employees?

        Its not that Walmart wants Target to get shoplifted, any more than it wants Target employees to get sick. But each competes, fairly and best system prospers, as do its citisens.

        Labratory of Democracy, applied to Countries. So, why are we paying for the social programs for EU, including ‘free’ healthcare, full pensions at age 60, etc. thru unfair, uneven trade.

        And, paying for THEIR security, through uneven spending on NATO. When you look at the world thru the prism of Economic Nationalism, it makes no SENSE. We are,supporting their inneffient system of Conmunism lite.
        WHY?

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        • 🍺Gunny66 says:

          I think NATO should be abolished and providing military assistance to other countries be determined on a case by case basis.

          Just like the President has done “separate” trade deals with each country, versus TPP, the Paris Accords, etc

          Especially paying a country that does not want us there. Bring the troops home, or put them in Poland……

          Then watch the German’s freak out…..well…. except for Merkel…
          I believe she was raised in East Germany…

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        • wendy forward says:

          Wonder why Ronaldus Maximus didn’t start drawing down immediately when the Soviet Bloc blew up.

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        • Kaco says:

          It doesn’t make any sense protecting them from Russia when the Cold War is over and they are getting their energy from Russia. Who are we protecting them from?

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        • SharonKinDC says:

          TY for a great post!!! ITA and have wondered since the 90’s why we were providing such a free ride, so long after WWII. Same w/ the China ‘deals’ & ‘technology transfer’. Same w/ ‘amnesty for illegals’ which VP Bush under Reagan had the nerve to say on the radio would ‘REDUCE illegal immigration’. Sure, and when people fill up a bird feeder, it actually deters birds, squirrel and the like from feeding. This last bit really started me on the road, as a young adult, to wonder what the hell was going on in our country and w/ our so-called ‘leaders’. Arrrrgh!

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      • BE says:

        Huggs to Kimberly .Miss you on The Five .. know you are happy now though..

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      • budklatsch says:

        The Suddeutsche Zeitung is a far left-leaning Paper much like the LA Times.

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    • dallasdan says:

      I think it is a fair question to ask why it took almost two years into the president’s term for this enforcement to happen, given that it was a Clinton-era law?

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      • Dutchman says:

        I thought the article said it has been on the books for over 100 years, and enforced until about 25 years ago?

        And yes, its a fair question. As well as why did we stop enforcing it 25 years ago, and why continue to not enforce it, since?

        POTUS of “both parties”, and CONgress controlled, one time or another by one party or another. House oversight is supposex to be “overseeing” the executed, to insure they are enforcing the laws as written.

        Lots of questions need to be asked and answered. But agree with grandma, thank God its being enforced now!

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        • 🍺Gunny66 says:

          You would imagine his team of lawyers would have found it by now.

          And not to make excuses, ….

          But he has been busy for the past two years defending himself from being impeached.

          So now he has more time and freedom to take actions that may or may not have been wise during the investigations.

          Or…..Just as likely……Someone may have just said;

          “Hey…..Look what I found”

          The point is…..we don’t know why…..but he’s doing it now, so I have nothing to complain about.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Oh, agree totally, Gunny.
            It was 140 years,…just checked.
            Maybe that had something to do with it? Had to dig back in old, dusty tomes, in dark back rooms. Make my nose itch just thinking about it!

            Oh, and in addition to defending against impeachment, there,was this other thing he was doing,…what was it,..? Oh, yeah a GLOBAL reset on Trade, new Doctrine, and kicking China and,EU’s ass.

            So yeah, been a little busy. And I agree “Look what I found!” Is entirely possible!

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        • Patrick healy says:

          Funny that – if my old brain is still reliable, I seem to remember that if someone wanted to emigrate to the U.S., they needed a U.S. citizen to vouch for their ability to support themselves.
          That was about 50 years ago when some of my young Irish friends did so.
          Am I right ?

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        • lemmus1 says:

          When my wife immigrated here in ’79, both of us had to sign documents stating she was ineligible for any welfare benefits for 5 years. I had to file financial disclosure forms proving I was able to support her without any government assistance.

          Iirc, the current law was passed in ’96.

          Trump is on an accelerating learning curve. He remains stuck with a uniparty legislature, a highly unionized bureaucracy, and Senior Executive Service that opposes his every act and cannot be removed.

          It’s a complicated business, folks …and yet, despite all the obstruction, he has accomplished so much …give him some slack, eh …he’s earned it.

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          • 🍺Gunny66 says:

            Actually, my ex-wife came from Japan in 1989.
            For her Green Card, We were both interviewed together and separately.

            They were trying to determine, if we loved each other or I was just trying to get her in the country.

            I also had to sign a document stating I would support her, not the welfare system.

            So yes, it is the law.

            And those immigration workers put the fear of jail in me and deportation in her.

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            • Tseg says:

              When my Mom came here from Germany in the 1950’s through Ellis Island a US sponsor was needed and that sponsor had to sign off on all kinds of financial and other responsibility for her entering the country. And it took 5 years of paperwork to get out of Germany to be offered the chance to come to the US.

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          • Dutchman says:

            I agree. Has accomplished so much, against such enormous headwinds. He has US.

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      • bertdilbert says:

        I know! You would have thought Bush or Obama would have done this during their 16 year reign! Trump got it done.

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      • Marco says:

        Ristvan addressed this yesterday, I believe. The law is very complex. A new rule has to be careful in its guidance, and therefore the development of new guidance has taken a long time.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          The best part is UniParty swamp has to now argue why they want to continue the free giveaway to illegal aliens when both parties had no issue with the law, albeit ignored, for the past 20+ years. Politically, it is a killer for them. Trump is working for the people in making sure our tax dollars should be working for citizens at least.

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      • Robert Smith says:

        A fair question and I would say it starts with the working the usual legislative process of “fixing” it in a bipartisan fashion with new laws. …I know, but I think that has been Trump’s usual practice, When he needs to he will dig deeper as he is doing here and will continue to do if Congress continues to ignore the problem.

        Trump could have done it right away and Congress would have sprung into action with UniParty speed and coordination and blocked this valuable chit. Trump was much weaker at the beginning of his presidency and was expected by both sides to be removed, resigned, or assassinated, they didn’t care which within months. Whether political people knew the full Coup story doesn’t matter because Trumpexit was everywhere.

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      • SharonKinDC says:

        Have you seen the order details. It’s a TON of work. No way to do it 1st year, and he’s not had the best people in positions to enforce all of the terms, now he’s in a better place, admin wise.

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      One of the problems is when the illegals birth an anchor baby, who is then eligible for welfare.

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  8. citizen817 says:

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    • wendy forward says:

      I worked there (US Embassy Warsaw) for a year and a half. When I was there only the top floor where the Ambassador and Political Section are had central heating. As you might guess winter was rough. Right after I left the first floor caught on fire because everyone was using space heaters. I hope they fixed that.

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Plus the Polish girls are much prettier……Just my opinion…

      My home town had a Polish section and the girls… Wow…

      Hey you ever been to a Polish wedding?….with the Polka band….and everyone drinks so much they start to dance on the tables….

      Sorry….wrong thread……

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    • Judith says:

      Diamond and Silk are loyal, vocal Trump supporters and their schtik is highly entertaining. They know that Donald Trump does not have a racist bone in his body.

      But I disagree with their contention that white people have never experienced racism. My children have grown up in an era where white males are quite literally a dying breed.

      Just for the record, white males, whose forefathers founded our beautiful Constitutional Republic, are currently being stripped of their so-called “privileges,” like college acceptance letters, job interviews and accumulated wealth.

      White males are also branded as rapists who have no say in the murder of their unborn children. I’m surprised people don’t realize that racism has no color and sexism goes both ways.

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      • TreeClimber says:

        I have a white husband and two little white boys. My husband is discriminated against constantly on no merit of his own, and I fear for my sons’ future. I fight for them as hard as I can, but I’m only one woman – I don’t know how much headway I make.

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        • Judith says:

          Encouraged by Marxist agitators and their anti-bullying “bullying” campaign, the opprossed have now become oppressers, and racism has resurged.

          It greatly concerns me that women have turned so callously on their own men. And men have turned their backs on their own women.

          Humanity cannot survive the coming NWO onslaught without a solid family foundation. It has never been more imperitive that we all stick together and ignore these agitators in Academia, Enemedia and Hollyweird.

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    • Rynn69 says:

      Where do the other 27% think the money to support immigrants comes from? The ignorance is breathtaking…

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      • Ackman420 says:

        I don’t have to tell you, but I will because it’s fun to vent.
        The 27% think it’s fine if they decide to give away your tax dollars to freeloaders.
        I know this because I’ve had that conversation with a liberal.
        I quote,”Illegal immigrants only cost us 2% of our taxes.”
        I nearly pulled over and made him get out of my truck.

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        • wendy forward says:

          My favorite is when they try and argue how expensive food would be, especially produce and in restaurants, which we all know are liberals favorite things. I used to respond that the tax costs of all this “cheap” food made a head of lettuce actually about a thousand dollars. Back in the day a few of them even listened to me. Now we can also add in all the nasty stuff in the food from the less then hygenic and safe conditions.

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      • bacillus says:

        That other 27% is the illegals on voter rolls with fake IDs.

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        • 🍺Gunny66 says:

          Maybe you’re wrong on that one….

          The one’s with the Fake ID’s is probably closer to 30 or 40 percent, but they try to be careful to not present over the number of registered voters in the district…..

          Have to keep up appearances ya know….

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          • Rileytrips says:

            Gunny, and who are major victims of SS# identity theft by illegal aliens? Minor citizen children and disabled/elderly who either haven’t entered the workforce yet, or have been out of it for several years!! You would think Congress and the federal government would protect the most vulnerable citizens in our population!!

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            • TreeClimber says:

              They don’t protect the unborn, who are truly our most vulnerable citizens. Why would we expect them to protect anyone else?

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      • Judith says:

        My Commiefornia friends also contend that only a small fraction of “our” taxes goes to support the human trafficking of slave laborers. I say “our” taxes, because “they” moved down to Mexico many years ago to avoid paying theirs!

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    • Lyn says:

      I toured Ellis Island last year and learned that newcomers way back when had to be self-sufficient and healthy or else they were turned back. Nobody back then was screaming about it being unfair.

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  17. citizen817 says:

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    • Bigly says:

      Great report. Wait until next month when the hangover begins. America is fighting back deceit and theft of the taxpayer with Trump.

      60 billion per year for 25 years….

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  18. drummerboy says:

    C N N s Cuomo gets called Fredo and loses it.
    first time trying to post a link, hope it worked

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  19. citizen817 says:

    Rep. Dan Crenshaw Explains His Support for ‘Red Flag Laws’

    Crenshaw continued, “At its heart what we are talking about is the ability to confiscate weapons where there is evidence that violence is about to be committed. It’s that simple, and this isn’t that controversial.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/11/rep-dan-crenshaw-explains-his-support-red-flag-laws/#

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    • dallasdan says:

      “It’s that simple, and this isn’t that controversial.”

      Wrong on both points. Perceptual skill is not one of his strong points.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Well, once you have the minority report system, so you can ACCURATEL PREDICT when someone is going to commit violence, BEFORE they do, then you know cops with jetpacks swoop in and stop the crime.

        If they DO have reason to believe the PERSON is dangerous, SCREW the guns, take the PERSON in. He’s whats DANGEROUS. You take him, leave the guns the guns aren’t going to hurt anyone.
        However, you leave him and take the guns, he gets an axe, or samurai sword or climbs behind the wheel of a big truck.

        If HE is whats deemed dangerous, whyvin the,HELL would you take his guns, and LEAVE him? Oh, and gee we ALREADY HAVE laws on the books, to take someone in for observation, if they are deemed a danger to themself or others.

        If the persin is dangerous, TAKE THE PERSON. DUH.

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        • Kaco says:

          Yeah, I do NOT understand that argument. You take him in for quesitoning, possible prosecution if there are threats of violence. What they should have done with Parkland, that was a no brainer that they ignored. Someone called in to the FBI that he was threatening, I think twice.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Yes, you focus on the PERSON, not the inanimate argument. In some cases, yes they commit a crime, and you charge.
            In some cases, they ARE obviously mentally disturbed, and a danger to self or others.
            As I think I posted, most,states have laws which make it possible to take the,PERSON in for observation, under slightly different conditions/requirements, depending on the State.
            Some, a,Dr has to ‘sign off’, some a LE can.
            Its used with discretion, and if its not used, with someone like parkland than yes, look at why.
            But don’t make new law, aimed at inanimate object. The GUN isn’t planning on shooting ANYONE, I guarantee that.

            Sundance did series on Parkland and trevon martin.
            Both in program intended to “break the school to prison pipeline”.
            Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida did prototype. LE, courts and schools got 10’s of millions of,$ from Obama admin., ostensibly for this program.
            Instead of arresting kids “of color” for crimes, they sent them to detention, to write 500 times,”I won’t rob, steal or assault people any more.”

            In the case of parkland shooter, he didn’t even show up for classes, and no consequence for no show.
            Gee, counties didn’t have to spend $ for arresting, booking, incarcerating or trieing kids.

            So WHY the 10’s if millions in Fed.$? Just a coincidence Palm beach and Broward were where the most aggregious ballot fraud occurred, right?

            Couldn’t be this program was REALLY a way to funnel $ to county officials to finance ballot stuffing?

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      • freespeechfanatic says:

        Notice how politicians always say that the simplest and least controversial step is to pass another law, and one that obviously further empowers the State over the individual.

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    • desperatelyseekingmelania says:

      I think I saw a movie about this starring Tom Cruise. What was it called… Minority Report?

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    • youme says:

      Read what they did to ex U.S. Marine Brandon Raub

      The Rutherford Institute came to the defense of a former Marine, 26-year-old Brandon Raub, who was arrested, detained indefinitely in a psych ward and forced to undergo psychological evaluations based solely on the controversial nature of lines from song lyrics, political messages and virtual card games which he posted to his private Facebook page.

      https://www.rutherford.org/issues/free_speech/brandon_raub

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      • Robert Smith says:

        What a terrible case. The “Red Flag”-type laws will just make it easier for them to do volume for the rest of us. When the government comes for us they’ll get us one way or another.

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  20. Zimbalistjunior says:

    Y’all gonna love this one. There may be a move from the left black hats (I assume lawfare will start this) to demand the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Epstein death.

    You know Barr should be barred Bc yada yada yada.

    Just amazing.

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    • BestBets says:

      They’ll say Barr should be barred because his father was once the head of the Dalton School where Epstein got a job as a math teacher, even though his father wasn’t head of the school when it happened. That’s the correct logic from the Dems, yes?

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    • dallasdan says:

      Very clever.

      Such an investigation would inevitably increase in scope to include the evidence against him being the possible catalyst for his “suicide.”

      That would appear to be an effective way to indefinitely tie-up/cover-up the damning evidence against all the guilty perverts, since evidence in an ongoing special counsel’s investigation couldn’t be released.

      Barr and Wray would love it.

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    • Zimbalistjunior says:

      Btw I heard it on preet bahrara podcast. His guest Anne milgram brought the idea up.

      And no, I don’t know why I subject myself to a podcast with that idiot.

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  21. noswamp says:

    POTUS keeps finding ways to make America Great. The dems offer us nothing. Keep up the good work and Citizen, thanks for your links.

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  22. Donzo says:

    If you can’t remove the VSGPOTUS using the 25th Amendment then by the same Democrat Party standards the next best thing is to replace him with someone who will be a mentally incapacitate puppet ruler. Sleepy creepy Joe.

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  23. Giant Ground Sloth says:

    In response to the apparent failed test of a Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile, President Trump tweeted, “We have similar, though more advanced, technology.”

    But the United States does not have nuclear-powered cruise missiles, and I haven’t read anything about the U.S. military trying to develop such missiles.

    What do we have that is similar but more advanced?

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    • California Joe says:

      ….and you know that how?????

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        I certainly hope we don’t have nuke-powered cruise missiles. They would be an accident waiting to happen. They’re designed to hit targets, not land safely. Of course if one doesn’t give a s**t about the collateral damage . . . .

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      I heard when North Korea was shooting off test missiles, we shot a missile from a submarine … 4,000 miles away! Talk about a message.

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    • A2 says:

      Read this.

      Then understand that Russia has launched at least a dozen attacks on Ukraine yesterday.

      And there have been five weeks of protests against Putin and his mafia mob throughout Russia, because free elections are not allowed as guaranteed by their constitution.

      And, China has its running dog Russia, attacking HK protesters as US interference.

      ‘Moscow calls for joint cooperation with Beijing against U.S. interference’

      ‘MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — Russia and China should exchange information on the interference of the United States in the internal affairs of the two countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
      The ministry’s spokesperson Maria Zakharova said at a news briefing that Moscow is aware of Chinese statements that the United States interferes in Hong Kong affairs and it treats this information “with all seriousness.”
      “Moreover, I think it would be right and useful to exchange such information through respective services,” Zakharova said, adding that she and her Chinese colleagues will discuss the issue soon.
      Zakharova said the United States’ secret service is using technology to destabilize Russia and China.
      Earlier on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said it had summoned U.S. Embassy Political Section head Tim Richardson, and presented him with an official protest against the U.S. encouraging an unauthorized opposition rally on Aug. 3.
      The ministry criticized the United States for attempting to interfere in Russia’s domestic affairs.
      Also on Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying called on the U.S. side to immediately stop intervening in Hong Kong affairs and China’s internal affairs.
      On Thursday, the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region lodged stern representations with the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong after a diplomat at the consulate general reportedly met with “Hong Kong independence” activists.’

      http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/09/c_138297092.htm

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Exactly how do you know that we don’t?

      Owe you a donut Joe….same thought

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    • lemmus1 says:

      1) You’re assuming “similar, though more advanced technology” meant nuclear-powered cruise missiles. It doesn’t. We do have the ability to put highly maneuverable missiles in low-level orbits and sustain them there until needed. If you think that is fantasy, the FCC has already licensed thousands of similar maneuverable low-orbit commercial satellites for launch over the next 2-5 years to provide the next generation internet system. All of which was derived from DARPA research. We went one way on the power sources, the Ruskies went another because they don’t have the technology.
      2) Both DARPA and NASA have significant ongoing programs to develop safe reliable nuclear power systems for future use. Several of our deep space exploration missions have safely used earlier versions. They are one alternative among many being explored. I’m not aware of any specific to cruise missile use but if the current research results in small, safe, and reliable power plants, they would be likely be considered.

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  24. Rynn69 says:

    If an entire country has to wait over 3 years for just one person to be brought to justice, is that justice being served?

    Week #27 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, on November 8, 2016 we became certain President Trump, the outsider, would implement Justice through the powers given to the President in the Constitution. The President was elected to save the United States from this coup, the corruption, and overreaching power of the Deep State. The coup’s goal is to attain and maintain perpetual power through complete destruction of the Rule of Law and systematic dismantling of the Constitution. We believe the President made the Right Choice in picking you – – – to be known throughout the annals of history for saving our way of life and restoring fidelity, integrity, and equitability to the law. Equal Justice.

    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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    • dallasdan says:

      May God bless you for your persistence, and give you comfort when your plea goes unfulfilled.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Rynn69 says:

        I wonder if the patriots in the Revolutionary War were as pessimistic? America would never be.

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      • lemmus1 says:

        DD, one of us is wrong about Barr. It’s not me.

        Read his original Mueller memo from ’17 and tell me the man who wrote it doesn’t believe wholeheartedly in both the rule of law and our constitution.

        You demand almost instant results from him even if that means allowing the real leaders of the coup – and the even greater conspiracy to weaponize the IRS, the NSA, and the IC for political purposes – to go free to continue their sedition.

        I am convinced that Barr will expose the entire plot to corrupt our republic and turn it into a Marxist state. He is spending a huge amount of his time focused on developing the evidence (and the constituency) necessary to likely put former Cabinet officers and Agency heads behind bars. Maybe more. Doesn’t leave him much time to spend on lesser matters – like rebuilding a corrupt prison system or chasing down every anti-Trump move by his minions. Those will come when the rest is done, on his schedule, not ours.

        I want – I demand – the whole shebang. I will not settle for half-a-loaf. Whenever Barr is ready and able to deliver, I’ll be there cheering him on.

        The only other choice, as I see things now, is civil war. Been there, done that. I much prefer giving Barr all the time and support he needs to get it right.

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        • Bogeyfree says:

          One would think with the fever pitch of the American people over what appears to be a conspiracy to take down a sitting President that may involve key government agencies and now the total break down at MCC, that AG Barr would calm the waters by simply…..

          1) Acknowledging that he has the Weiner Laptop and all emails contained on it.

          2) Acknowledging that the he has or will be doing a full audit from 2012 – 2016 on all NSA contractors and queries for irregularities.

          3) Acknowledging that the NSA has all 33K of HRC bleach bit emails

          4) Acknowledging that due to the Mueller report conclusion, he has confiscated the DNC server and his team will do ballistic testing to validate earlier 3rd party findings.

          5) Acknowledging that his team has spoken to and secured Assange deposition.

          6) Acknowledging he has the 3 unredacted scope documents and explain why he has chosen not to release just these to the public. Surely these alone don’t jeopardize any possible case.

          If he would simply acknowledge these 5 or 6 things WITHOUT GOING ANY FURTHER it would end this speculation that Barr and the boys are not doing anything or are just delaying or sweeping.

          The truth is his total lack of communication in the face of constant fishy events is what is driving this hysteria.

          Simply acknowledging these 5-6 things without going further IMO would calm the waters and the wind dramatically.

          Sometimes where there is a massive fire you have to put water on it to bring it under control.

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          • LoonsCall says:

            that would be nice..

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          • As lemmus1 points out, secrecy is a vital part of Justice at this stage of the game, when evidence is being gathered, Grand Juries are being convened (in secret), and indictments are being accumulated. Expect to see no signs that any of this is happening.

            The indictments and convictions will be challenged, all the way to the Supreme Court, by the best-paid defense lawyers in the land. They must be bulletproof.

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        • dallasdan says:

          Your confidence is inspiring. I will change my opinion when SD embraces Barr as a patriot, which has not happened since the nomination was dictated by McConnell and supported by the Dems.

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          • lemmus1 says:

            DD, how do you “know” that Barr’s nomination by Trump was “dictated” by McConnell. Can you give me any other instance where Trump has been definitively “dictated” to?

            SD’s position on Barr is well known and I’ve responded where I thought appropriate. I’m not going to argue his position with you. He is more than capable of stating his case. But I believe you go further, to the point of actual hostility. And for the life of me, I can’t see why.

            I’ll posit this:.
            Barr is strongly committed to protecting the institutions of our government, all of them …including the office and enumerated powers of the Presidency. You appear to have an issue with that. I don’t.

            His SC memo makes it absolutely clear that he will do everything possible within the constitution to defend the enumerated powers and prerogatives of the Office of the Presidency, not necessarily the man in the office. If Trump were to ever ask for his personal loyalty, Barr would refuse. Again, you appear to have a problem with that. I don’t.

            He appears to believe in law and order within the confines of the constitution. He clearly understands that the departments and agencies work for and report to the elected President. If any other branch of government, institution, or agency does anything to impede or assume the powers or prerogatives of the President, Barr will take whatever actions he deems necessary to correct it. You appear to think otherwise. I don’t.

            Barr will protect the institutions of the executive branch when such does not compromise the higher office of the presidency itself. He will cleanse those institutions of any black hats he finds and institute measures necessary to ensure, within reason, that they will not recur. This is the crux of our differences. You want a Robespierre to light fires under them all and execute the guilty in the public square. I simply don’t care how he does it as long as he gets it done.

            Barr will never be our Robespierre. He is a bureaucrat through and through, but I believe an honest, moral, and highly effective one. As rare in his own way as Trump is in his. Given time, he will find and fix the problems. And he will do so, if possible, without stirring the embers of civil war into a full-fledged bonfire.

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            • dallasdan says:

              It is widely known that McConnell and his Senate GOPe leadership cabal persuaded the President to nominate Barr while other candidates were being evaluated, claiming Barr was easier to confirm with bi-partisan support. It is common sense that The President was not going to decline the leadership’s recommendation after their spending significant political capital to confirm BK.

              I have not claimed the President has been “definitively dictated to” in any other instance.

              I do agree with SD on all points in his continuing critique of “Bondo Barr.” I am guessing that your perception of my criticism of Barr as being “hostile” is primarily due to your apparent and growing discomfort with my, and numerous others who frequently comment here, reaction to discouraging facts legitimately sourced and/or personally researched by SD.

              Your ardent goal-tending for the AG is not fact-based. Your opinion is based on your claim that he “…is strongly committed to protecting the institutions of our government, all of them…” and your assessment that “He appears to believe in law and order within the confines of the constitution.” Assumptions and appearances don’t get the job done.

              Moreover, you assert “He will cleanse those institutions of any black hats he finds and institute measures necessary to ensure, within reason, that they will not recur.” in the absence of any visible evidence of his having done so to-date.

              Finally, you state “Given time, he will find and fix the problems.” Again, you manifest hope instead of citing facts to support your conclusion.

              I intend no personal disrespect to you by rebutting your claims and questioning your vision of the future. Reasonable people often disagree. Your opinion is as worthy as mine, given the uncertainty of the information provided to us.

              Regrettably, I see no substantive results from the AG that presently support your great faith in him. However, I am highly confident that many others here who share my doubts about Barr, including our titular leader, will be overjoyed to be proven wrong.

              https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/07/trump-to-nominate-william-barr-as-attorney-general-1049560

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              • lemmus1 says:

                You demand Robespierre. Act now on incomplete information and damn the consequences, even if it means the larger, more consequential sedition goes unpunished in the end.

                With all due respect DD, you sound like a two-year old.

                We both want the sedition punished – harshly so. But you demand instant results now irregardless of the consequences.

                https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5638848-June-2018-Barr-Memo-to-DOJ-Muellers-Obstruction.html

                Read that. Completely. There lie my facts and my faith in him to do the right thing. Only a true patriot could have written it.

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                • dallasdan says:

                  Your false assumption regarding my “demand” and the juvenile personal insult reveal both a failure in reading comprehension and an absence of intellectual immaturity.

                  I pointed-out your baseless claims and you countered none of them with facts, choosing instead to offer only a self-promoting, non-actionable letter written by Barr as ersatz justification for your unsubstantiated faith in him. Our conversation is over.

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                • lemmus1 says:

                  …Alrighty!!!!

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                • lemmus1 says:

                  “a failure in reading comprehension and an absence of intellectual immaturity” LMAO!

                  …you really ought to read your posts before you hit the send button 🙂

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              • lemmus1 says:

                The politico cite you used in no way supports your assertion that Trump’s choice of Barr was “dictated” by McConnell.

                But it does support my faith in Barr:
                “The former George H.W. Bush official also said the Clinton uranium deal deserved more scrutiny than any collusion concerns between Trump and Russia. “To the extent it is not pursuing these matters, the department is abdicating its responsibility,” Barr said.
                Thank you for the link.

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      • It isn’t being “unfulfilled,” but it is secret. Even in your home town, Grand Juries deliberate in secret. We will not see anything that Barr has declassified because he did it to show it to a Grand Jury. We will not know anything about what is going on until the indictments are unsealed. The first news story will be announcing a series of pre-dawn arrests. It will be a total surprise.

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        • franz dorn says:

          Unfortunately, we must rely on the antiquated and usually corrupt grand jury system. I don’t believe grand juries will deliver anything this time either.They may be secret, but their results are not ensured by magic or magical thinking.

          I regret that the Framers put the right to grand jury indictments in the Constitution in the 5th amendment. They are now as bad as the star chambers they were intended to prevent. I prefer indictments by preliminary hearings where everything is open to the public. 95% of all “secrecy” lies within the devils realm – pure evil. Anything that “secrecy” is designed to protect or prevent is grossly overrated. I hate to have to rely on a “necessary evil”, that which is our only hope.

          I hate the grand jury system like I hate toll roads.

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  25. California Joe says:

    No was more surprised by Epstein’s suicide than Epstein himself!

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  26. rjcylon says:

    He can call you a racist, a white supremacist, a bigot, a homophobe… all in a matter of fact way.

    But don’t you DARE call him Fredo. That’s going too far. Them’s fighting words.

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  27. Troublemaker10 says:

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    • LoonsCall says:

      more importantly, where is Fredo?

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    • The Democrats tried so-o-o-o hard for nearly two years to cause the President “to do anything” against their obnoxious investigation, so they could accuse him of obstructing that investigation. To their endless frustration, he never took the bait. He just kept paying out rope. He just kept cooperating.

      So, the “Lawfare” lawyers have persuaded the Committee that they can impeach the President based on “corrupt intent,” literally determined by hearsay testimony to the effect that “yes, he really meant to do it.” Ignoring the fact that “he didn’t do it.”

      The problem that the Democrats simply can’t overcome is that (for example …) Don McGahn had no authority to do the things that they claim the President “pressured” him to do. Only the President himself did. So, it’s nonsensical that the President would actually have said what they claim. He – and only he – did have the authority to stop the investigation outright. He was also entitled to have the Special Counsel replaced. He did neither.

      Honestly, these “Lawfare” people are giving the Democrats spectacularly bad legal advice. Bill Barr already evaluated their claims against what the law actually says, and found no case. He plainly said that they were a figment of a lawyer’s imagination, not “the standards that we use at the Department [of Justice].” And he is the Officer of the US Government who is ultimately tasked with such determinations. His conclusions are legally binding.

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  28. Rynn69 says:

    AG Barr should ask for the list of “FBI agents” that were sent to clean-up Epstein’s pedophile’s island getaway.

    He should then ask for the list of “FBI agents” that were involved in the unconstitutional raids of Stone and Manafort, the airport shakedown with Papadopolous on his return to the States, and the 40 “FBI agents” that were involved in the Special Counsel witch hunt.

    Is their overlap? Why were these particular people chosen (most corrupt)?

    Perhaps he is….SIGH.

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  29. doubledark1981 says:


    Fredo is so afraido.

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  30. citizen817 says:

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Wow……

      Liked by 2 people

      • strateshooter says:

        yeah…there is something very beautiful about a Mothers Love for her children.
        And any boy who don’t love and respect his Momma is a dirtbag.
        And that is what I think.

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    • Dances with Wolverines says:

      Imagine the positive impact that would have if it was plastered all over the news, but alas, it wasn’t

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    • LoonsCall says:

      beautiful.. know i need to get off this Fredo Freight Car I’ve been on tonight but just wondering how that idiot could possibly spin such a wonderful thing.. Fredo will find a way if he hasn’t already…….

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      Something in my eyes…

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    • youme says:

      We do not even know who this guy is or what he did.

      But if he was released under the First Step Act he was a federally convicted drug dealer

      “majorly unfair sentence” ? By whose standards?

      And what of the families of those who died from drugs that this guy sold to them? No happiness for them…ever.

      We will never know if this becomes a recidivist because congress barred tracking recidivism in the law.

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  31. A2 says:

    👇👇👇

    ‘Boris Johnson will look at Huawei ‘from square one’, says Bolton
    US national security adviser pushes 5G rethink as well as post-Brexit trade deal’

    London
    John Bolton, US national security adviser, has said British officials have told him that Boris Johnson’s government will look from “square one” at the issue of whether the UK should use Huawei technology for its 5G telecoms network.

    His comments suggest the UK is considering reversing Theresa May’s provisional decision to allow the Chinese telecoms group to build some noncore parts of Britain’s 5G network. The former prime minister’s decision was viewed as a snub to the Trump administration that fears Huawei’s technology could be used by Beijing to access sensitive information, and has warned its allies that using the company’s infrastructure would threaten security co-operation with Washington.

    Mr Bolton, the most senior US official to visit Mr Johnson since he took over as prime minister last month, said Britain’s new government “appreciated” the US’s views on issues including China, Huawei and Iran.’
    https://amp.ft.com/content/4d2749d8-bd3e-11e9-b350-db00d509634e?__twitter_impression=true

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    • sDee says:

      There is another side to this Huawei story and it involves the very kind of spying the DoJ ,FBI and NSA were using to take down the Trump campaign.

      If a country uses US telecommunications equipment , we can spy on its citizens and, they can spy on their citizens if they pay for access. But if that country uses Huawei equipment, China can spy on them and their citizens

      US Federal Law requires all corporations to provide spying access (holes) into their equipment and software. By their very nature, the holes that the Fed spy agencies (e.g. NSA and FBI) require Huawei to put in their routers for sale or use in the US, would be also accessible by Huawei itself (i.e. the Chinese Government).

      The reason we (US Government) know such equipment “holes” are used to illegally spy on foreign internet traffic and individuals, is because we use them in counties which install US made telecommunications equipment.

      ————————–
      The Terrifying Deals Between Silicon Valley and the Security State

      “”The NSA helps the companies find weaknesses in their products. But it also pays the companies not to fix some of them. Those weak spots give the agency an entry point for spying or attacking foreign governments that install the products in their intelligence agencies, their militaries, and their critical infrastructure. Microsoft, for instance, shares zero day vulnerabilities in its products with the NSA before releasing a public alert or a software patch, according to the company and U.S. officials. Cisco, one of the world’s top network equipment makers, leaves backdoors in its routers so they can be monitored by U.S. agencies, according to a cyber security professional who trains NSA employees in defensive techniques. And McAfee, the Internet security company, provides the NSA, the CIA, and the FBI with network traffic flows, analysis of malware, and information about hacking trends.

      Companies that promise to disclose holes in their products only to the spy agencies are paid for their silence, say experts and officials who are familiar with the arrangements. To an extent, these openings for government surveillance are required by law.

      Telecommunications companies in particular must build their equipment in such a way that it can be tapped by a law enforcement agency””

      https://www.salon.com/2014/11/16/googles_secret_nsa_alliance_the_terrifying_deals_between_silicon_valley_and_the_security_state/

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      • lemmus1 says:

        “US Federal Law requires all corporations to provide spying access (holes) into their equipment and software.”

        You sourced Salon. It’s simply not true. No such law exists.
        As for the rest, I stopped reading at the above.

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        • sDee says:

          So how and where do you think the NSA database gets its data? You can read the article and check references on various tech sites. Or read the book. Salon put their spin on it.

          I spent a 30+ years in high technology software and hardware – this is generally accurate.

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          • lemmus1 says:

            With all due respect, you made a specific claim without quote marks, thus it is your claim and it’s dead wrong. No such law exists nor has it to my knowledge ever existed in US law. Gore and his ilk be damned.

            There is plenty of evidence that communications equipment providers throughout the world have “cooperated” with various government intelligence gathering agencies in providing hidden access. But again, there is no US law requiring them to do so.

            That is not true of China and that is why the Huawei situation is different. The Chinese government has total control of 99% of Huawei through a public “trade union”.
            https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3372669
            Since “trade unions” in China are wholly state-controlled entities and “trade union” members neither control, participate in, or benefit from that ownership, the Chinese PR claim that Huawei is “employee-owned” is simply a scam. If the Chinese government requires Huawei to provide backdoors, it will do so. It is THE key difference.

            Cell phone location tracking is a feature of every modern smartphone and can usually be turned off in the settings. That is by design so that they can sell your data to 3rd parties. But then it also means that you can know where your teenage daughter is at 1 am. Cum se, cum sa. It should be an opt-in feature rather than opt-out but our “representatives” have repeatedly refused to write that into law as well. The simple fact is that there is no law truly protecting your data. You have to do it yourself.

            The NSA’s direct access to your data is provided in the Patriot Act. Our “representatives” have repeatedly voted to require communications providers to give our data to the NSA in the name of national security. As the rampant abuse of the recent past has shown, that access is for sale no matter what safeguards are implemented. Not that it matters. The WikiLeaks release of the NSA’s Vault 9 code left little doubt that with or without the cooperation of communications providers, NSA can get whatever it wants.

            We have enemies, within and without. Anyone who does not encrypt their data using AES256 and randomly generated keys is open to exploitation by black hats. And even that level of protection is not foolproof. Recent efforts to force Apple to place backdoors in its encryption code demonstrated that. Apple succeeded in the public courts but who knows what they did behind closed doors. Not to mention what they may have given the Chinese to gain and maintain market access.

            As for credentials, I’m a retired radar, communications, and cryptographic systems engineer with more than 40 years in the field before retiring. Systems I designed and developed remain in current service with the US military and allies.

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        • sDee says:

          As a simple exercise, take Sundance’s description of a very basic FISA-702(17) search and then make a list of all the roters, servers, database and software access points needed to collect this information, realtime, on any one individual’s combination o:f – cellphone make and carrier
          – email provider
          – make/model of car and cellular provider
          – credit card transactions
          – bank accounts and receipts
          ———————
          https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/08/12/quirky-angle-overstock-ceo-patrick-byrne-2016-fbi-activity-was-political-espionage/

          “”Calls, texts, contacts, geolocation (or gps results), account information, user, service provider etc. As a result, 702(17) can actually be used to locate where the phone (and user) was located on a specific date or sequentially over a specific period of time which is simply a matter of changing the date parameters.

          And that’s just from a phone number.

          Search an ip address “about” and read all data into that server; put in an email address and gain everything about that account. Or use the electronic address of a GPS enabled vehicle (about) and you can withdraw more electronic data and monitor in real time. Search a credit card number and get everything about the account including what was purchased, where, when, etc. Search a bank account number, get everything about transactions and electronic records etc. Just about anything and everything can be electronically searched; everything has an electronic ‘identifier’.”

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        • bessie2003 says:

          There was something about that when Gore was vice president, about making back doors available in all U.S. computers to give law enforcement the ability to search them. I remember that being reported at the time, it was in Clinton’s first term; but not sure the status of that requirement. I think it’s still there. You might be able to to a search for that time frame to find specific references.

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  32. burnett044 says:

    when a gun would have come in handy..

    i love this couple….refuse to lay down and be victims….stand fight…..excellent

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  33. Publius2016 says:

    Fake News consistently refers to the 90s to 2008 for Epstein…why?

    its 2019 and we’re pretty sure that a leopard can’t change his spots…so during this decade who did Epstein entertain…maybe social media titans?

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  34. Publius2016 says:

    These methods may be used in 2020! Remember, sjw, blm, and antifa are weather underground 2.0!

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  35. Publius2016 says:

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  36. Publius2016 says:

    All Departing Hong Kong flights cancelled? Marshall Law on the way?

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    • goddessoftheclassroom (@goddesofthecl1) says:

      With respect, the correct term is “martial,” referring to the equivalent of a state of war in which armed forces control a populace in a time of crisis. It’s often confused with the Marshall Plan, which rebuilt countries after WWII.

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  37. Publius2016 says:

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  38. Publius2016 says:

    what is the “endgame” in Hong Kong?

    SD has shown that for the China Communists there is no retreat…

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  39. Publius2016 says:

    If the Dimms would finally represent their American Constituents, we’d be the HOTTEST WE’VE EVER BEEN!

    Infrastructure, Trade, Jobs all ready to move sky high…make Tax Cuts permanent for raise in SALT 2.0 and watch us go to MARS!

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  40. Publius2016 says:

    ok how much can they siphon? Remember, the Squeaker Ryan made these deals…

    “Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority, which is more than $9 billion in debt, had been expected to sign the contract with Stantec, a consulting firm based in Canada. Vázquez did not explain why she was suspending the deal, saying only that transparency is a priority for her administration.

    “We are evaluating all government contracts, no exceptions,” said Vázquez, who on Wednesday became Puerto Rico’s third governor in a week following popular protests over government corruption and mismanagement. “There is no room in this administration for unreasonable expenses.”

    Think Dimms plan to make PR “rebuild” 2020 issue…

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  41. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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    • StanH says:

      We must take care of the planet and all animals large and small. But, the Endangered Species act has become a club that the left wields to enforce their harebrained schemes on all of society.

      A prime example the “Delta Smelt.” This bait fish as Sarah Palin so aptly called it, shut down large swaths of the San Joaquin Valley some of the most productive farm land in the world, “FOOD!” To save a minnow. You give an inch to a leftist they’ll take a mile.

      Nixon gave us the EPA in 1970, innocuous sounding, who could argue with that. For large industry perhaps even a need. But, those of us old enough remember the commercial with the Indian crying by a river, and the next thing you know the EPA became the lefts Vatican and everything they said or did became Holly Writ. If you dared say anything to the contrary you were pilloried as a heretic. Even if they declared a mud puddle a wetland.

      Like I said, we don’t need to be pigs, but we don’t need to be dumb as well.

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  42. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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    • The problem that I see with “Medicare for All” proposals that are being floated right now is that they essentially task the Government with funding the existing (for profit) health care model, but without the direct power to regulate it. (This is also a problem for the existing Medicare system.) They’re trying to have their cake and eat it, too, and that won’t work financially. You can’t government-support the present system: you have to re-invent it.

      I frankly judge our present “for profit” model to be a complete failure, both in terms of quality and availability of care, and financially. Fraud is rampant, and even so the numbers still don’t work. I do not believe that it can ever work. To me, the flaws are intrinsic.

      I submit that the only way to make health care work is to remove the profit motive completely. All doctors are employees of, and all hospitals are owned by, the United States Health Service, a non-profit organization that is tasked with providing availability and accessibility to high quality health care as its only objective. And yes, “we can afford it.” We could make it work from the money that we now waste in our military. (No, I’m not saying that our military is a waste …)

      Because our nation is so big, implementation will not be easy. Other nations have had problems and we must not repeat them. We must find a better way which, in time, all the other nations of the world will imitate.

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      • Bill says:

        “The problem that I see with “Medicare for All” proposals that are being floated right now”

        Your posts are very curious.

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        • I think so too. To me, the basic problem is that we’re trying to use a model that doesn’t work, but now we’re trying to “patch” that model. I say that you can’t patch it: the concepts are (to me) intrinsically flawed. You can’t “make money” providing health care, or by providing “health insurance” as the only means to pay for it. We’ve got to confront that reality and invent something new: taking concepts that do work elsewhere but fixing the problems other nations now face. That’s hard work. The politicians aren’t willing to do that (yet).

          What really annoys me is to watch sitting Senators running around on the campaign trail, promising what they’d do someday if they were President, when they of course are Senators right now and therefore able to do the things that they couldn’t do as President: cast a vote in the Senate, or write a new bill. They have the authority to do more than just talk … right now. And, because they are not acting, it’s quite clear that all they intend to do is talk. Useless.

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    • bofh says:

      A little off topic, but I was looking at that photo and the “MEDICARE for ALL” sign, and thinking that since they no longer teach cursive in school, can the twenty-somethings even read the word “for” in the sign, or does it look like some sort of foreign squiggle?

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  43. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump retweet

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Simple question Mr. Barr…….

      Is Mifsud a Western agent? And if so how long has the FBI know this?

      My guess this is a 5 minute query into the FBI computer records.

      It really isn’t that hard if getting to the truth and upholding the rule of law for ALL is your objective IMO.

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      • strateshooter says:

        it is no longer a question.

        JOSEPPH MIFSUD IS A WESTERN INTELLIGENCE ASSET.

        There , I hope that clears things up for folks.

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  44. sunnyflower5 says:

    Excellent news

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  47. Redhotrugmama says:

    Scaramoochi has dinner with Nikki Haley days ago. Timing is everything.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7351503/Anthony-Scaramucci-seen-dining-Nikki-Haley-dumping-Trump.html

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  48. MaineCoon says:

    Martin Armstrong has many recent blog posts regarding Epstein. Today’s s entitled “Epstein His Connection to “The Club” of Manipulators”. He connects the dots over several decades of the investment world via Ghislaine Maxwell’s father, Robert, whose protege was William “Bill” Browder. Many notables in “The Club” detailed.

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/rule-of-law/epstein-his-connection-to-the-club-of-manipulators/

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    • Some people have taken a look at Epstein’s financial activities over the years and have commented that they don’t match what you’d expect from a financial advisor. He had lots and lots of money coming in but not a clear pattern of activity to earn that money. I frankly think that he actually got that money from blackmail. Whoever you were, he had “dirt” on you. If you showed up at one of his parties, he’d get you drunk or high or both and there were cameras hidden everywhere … and, lots of young girls.

      It doesn’t take much to see that Epstein was undoubtedly “bumped off” at that prison, after having been held in isolation to keep him away from felons who probably would have bumped him off even sooner. And I say, “good riddance. Let him go [to Hell].” I say that if you did what he did to these girls, and without a shred of remorse, you’ve forfeited your right to be alive.

      We’ve got his blackmail materials, and we’ll be getting more of it from his various hideaways. Much of it will be falsehood, but probably some of it will be credible evidence. However, it might take years to sift through it. We shouldn’t disclose it, though, because that would just be … blackmail, again.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        You’re right on the money, Mike. Some articles I’ve read say that his being deceased will bring many young girls who were his victims to now not fear filing complaint. They lived in fear. There are no words to describe hat he did along with his complicit co-conspirators have done to probably humdreds of young girls in multiple countries. It will take years to adjudicated. They should do a class action!

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