August 18th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #941

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445 Responses to August 18th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #941

  1. Skippy says:

    Palestinian Authority bans LGBT activities in West Bank

    “Luay Zreikat, spokesperson for the PA Police, told the Jerusalem Post that activities from the organization are “harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society.” Zreikat also warned that they will arrest anyone caught in violation of the law and urged Palestinians to report any violation of the law they witness.
    Sunday, August 18, 2019

    NB: Synonyms and Near Synonyms of “fascism”:Big Brother, Big Brotherism (MW Dictionary)

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  2. Troublemaker10 says:

    In blue Seattle, Trump supporters are starting to come out of hiding


    The latest federal-election reports show that Trump is doing surprisingly well getting backers in this bluest of blue places. With nearly 15 months to go before the 2020 election, he already has drawn more donations from Seattle addresses than he did during the entire 2016 campaign.

    Well, now Trump, of all candidates, has nearly three times as many donations from Washington state as Bernie Sanders does. The Vermont senator has 8,080 itemized donations here, while Trump has the most ever recorded at this point in an election, by any candidate in either party, 21,657.

    Liked by 7 people

  3. Peoria Jones says:

    The subject of John (P.) Carlin came up last night. He’s an interesting character. Strangely, there is no Wikipoopia page on him. The following piece on Carlin may be of interest to some of you.

    FTA: “Nobody in a Senior Department post resigns three weeks before an election when you think Hillary Clinton is going to win,” said Joe diGenova. He is a former Special Prosecutor from the District of Columbia who has a private law practice. One of diGenova’s clients is President Donald J. Trump.

    Yet Carlin quit. Why?”

    The article goes on to answer that question.

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    • Deplore Able says:

      Carlin quit because the day before he quit he testified before the FISA court and admitted the FBI’s unauthorized surveillance of US citizens using the NSA database and allowing private contractors to have access to the database. This testimony eventually led to the the April 26, 2017 Memorandum Opinion and Order by FISA Judge Rosemary Collyer.

      Because Admiral Rogers had discovered the abuse, Carlin knew his time was up. There was no way he could continue to hide the abuse. Therefore, he told the FISA Court the truth about what happened at the FBI under his watch and then quit.

      Question, will there be a day of reckoning for Carlin and his boss Sally Yates? We can only hope.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        The ones you can find little to no information on
        are the worst. Carlin, Comey’s behind the scenes

        When you can’t find pictures/ articles about these
        types sometimes the word is out. The word being
        that you’re continued safety and employment might
        depend on things being not written/ photographed.

        Best example: unnamed higher up, unelected.
        Literally ran the show in the county back when.
        Actually appeared in an article in local paper.

        Myself/ others that paid attention were dumbfounded.
        Didn’t keep said article. No problem. Will get it from
        the library. It had disappeared from 5 different branches
        in two separate counties.

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  4. CM-TX says:

    AlwaysActions (@AlwaysActions) Tweeted:
    What Will #Happen When
    Your Mom Finds Out You
    Joined a #Terrorist Group
    (#Antifa) #BLM ? 😂 😂

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    • CountryClassVulgarian says:

      We can certainly top that. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣.
      Funny thing about black women. They are not afraid to give their kids much needed azz whooping in public.


    • Landslide says:

      Go Mom! F-words aside, she is doing her son a HUGE favor. Maybe she will get the other moms together and start a grassroots effort to rein these thugs in. (Before PDJT labels them terrorists) 👍🏻🇺🇸🙏🏼

      Liked by 1 person

    • Eric says:

      I think that clip is a few years old. Baltimore riots.

      Liked by 4 people

  5. patti says:

    Watching a REALLY GOOD chopper presser from Morristown, NJ

    Sundance will have it soon, I’m sure….

    Liked by 4 people

    • beachbum31 says:

      after PDJT rips the new FOX news, eric yawn interrupts Ortho to say they were the FOX NEWS division, and not the FOX opinion division! everybody got that??
      you tell us shawn! put America in our place!
      whats that got to do with your news ‘division’ SUCKING buddy?


  6. ivehadit says:

    Twitter treats its users like two year olds. (Yes, some are) Gives them a “time-out.” One adult treating another adult like a two year old. So insulting. And Pavlovian.
    Twitter/Facebook/Google users: check your mental state. These digital giants are working on yours.


  7. NJF says:

    I don’t know who this “comedian” is but I almost spit my drink all over myself.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  9. mdt123 says:

    Amazing report on the what it’s really like at Trump rallies (for those who have not been to one like me)-

    Liked by 4 people

    • citizen817 says:

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    • NJF says:

      Great read. This literally made me lol

      “There was one small area outside the stadium that was left messy. The Manchester police were able to corral the Trump protesters and place them all in this one area.”

      Liked by 2 people

    • SMP Belltown says:

      I think that city clean-up crews have gotten a LOT better at events like this over the past few years. In Seattle for instance, folks love parades and marches, and these days a lot of port-a-potties come in on the day before a parade, and the litter crews follow the back end of the parade so that by 5am the next days the streets often look cleaner than before. The city seems to be applying some of the same strategies to the homeless camp areas, so that currently a lot of downtown is nicer looking than it was before Eric Johnson made his “Seattle is Dying” video report. The deepest problems definitely still exist, but the city doesn’t seem to be COMPLETELY oblivious to them anymore..

      (BTW, personally, I think that the way that the Seattle police have used their bicycle officers to corral/manage the excitable boy anarchists during the past couple of May Day parades has been a thing of beauty. If a city wants to address problems that happen during big events, they can look at what’s working in other towns and adopt, adapt and improve whatever is working there.)

      Liked by 1 person

      • wondering999 says:

        Good to read — have a long-lost loved relative in Portland and I worry about her safety from Antifa and plague… sounds like things are trending in the right direction after all


    • auscitizenmom says:

      What fun!!!


    • wondering999 says:

      I enjoyed reading that mdt123, thank you for posting it. So far have only been to one Trump rally — and it was one of the first ones, in Knoxville TN on a rainy night, a big mostly friendly crowd but nothing like the rallies nowadays. Will have to make it to another one 🙂


  10. sunnyflower5 says:

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  11. sunnyflower5 says:

    What kind of baggage does Jennifer Jacobs carry?

    Liked by 2 people

  12. CM-TX says:

    [Image below] is an obvious attempt to intimidate people & businesses away from donations to PDJT. They are utilizing social-media to not only dox, but also encourage the targeting of his supporters– both online, & in their everyday life. These are very orchestrated efforts by Leftist organizations, including various news outlets. There is no doubt portions of our Gov are also involved.

    Yet nothing is being done to curb it. Instead, it’s been allowed to continue escalating for close to 3 YEARS. It has cost countless in such basic freedoms as speech, & political expression. Some have lost jobs, others have suffered physical injury & worse.

    It is NOT Ok for anyone to be DENIED the ability to live FREE from harm, & w/o threat of persecution. And ALL because of a simple difference in OPINIONS. But it’s also NOT being addressed, & so needs asked– is this acceptable with President Trump?

    Despite the Left’s use of violence & intimidation to silence other’s WORDS, it will NOT change people’s belief system. They’ve failed to factor the concept in having PRINCIPLES, & staying true to one’s VALUES. This carries over into political support, based upon the individual’s character– & whether it aligns with their own. It’s NOT the Party affiliation, the empty pandering, & certainly not influenced by strangers– regardless of their notoriety.

    Heads up:

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      Very important to fight this effort. It began in earnest after El Paso.

      Indivisible is one of the core lefty astroturf and agitation groups.

      They’re trying to force Trump supporters back into the closet. Nope.


  13. sunnyflower5 says:

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  14. OhNoYouDont says:

    This will be crucial to understand, soon.

    Why did the SpyGate plotters go to all that trouble of arranging for John McCain to give the Steele dossier to James Comey?

    Commentary by Brian Cates @drawandstrike


    • Jim in TN says:

      I thought at first it was to cover up the FBI involvement in its creation.

      Later it became clear that it was to publicize the dossier and to transfer the coup to the Republican Senate.
      The Senate helped approve and ice out Sessions while approving their man Rosenstein, handing the coup to the DOJ. It also leaked the FISA application in that time.

      The Senate then went forward with the task of undermining Trump’s agenda, while waiting for the frame up.


  15. youme says:

    This is a joke, right?

    In 38 years Sanders sponsored 7 bills, either as a Congressman or Senator. That’s right…7 bills.

    Now Sanders provides us with approximately 7 pages of promises?


  16. sunnyflower5 says:

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  17. sunnyflower5 says:

    The First Family stayed at their home in Bedminster. Jennifer forgot about the mass shooting of police officers in Philadelphia. She also forgot the White House was under renovations during this time. Funny— Jenny completely forgot about the NH MAGA KAG record breaking Rally that President Trump held.

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  18. Shadrach says:

    I’ve been seeing a lot of work from Larry Schweikart on the number of D registrations and R registrations per state. And it made me think….

    I wonder if he’s considering people like me, who switched to R to vote in the 2016 primary, and switched back to Independent afterwards because it’s not safe to receive mailers from the RNC in my neighborhood.

    Anyone else the same? Or is it just a few of us that have to be extremely stealth Trump voters?


    • thedoc00 says:

      I ignore all the “registration claims and comments”. We heard the same thing over a 3mo nth period leading up to the November 2018 elections…yep sure was accurate. Plus, if it was accurate why did the RNC not sue or file election complaints??


  19. Joemama says:

    It seems very clear that judges are not being assigned to cases randomly all across the country, but especially in New York and CA. Is there a law that dictates that judges be assigned randomly? If so, can a class action suit be filed against the bureaucrat or organization that is feeding all the critical cases to corrupt, far left wing, cultural marxist judges?

    I feel like my civil right are being violated by this apparently common practice.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. deplorable says:

    Solution for those employers that say “these are the jobs Americans won’t or can’t do”:

    Provide better pay, benefits, AND working conditions.

    From: After Mississippi ICE raids, job fair draws hopeful workers

    The 25-year-old has worked in chicken plants before and was considering a return, but wanted to see if wages had gone up. Plants in recent years have typically paid $11 to $12 an hour, according to labor statistics, but Nicholson said he wants $15 an hour.

    Like Nicholson, many who applied Monday were chicken plant veterans. They understand the arduous and sometimes dangerous work of slaughtering, butchering and packaging chicken, from hanging up live chickens, to pulling off skin, to cutting with super-sharp knives, to boxing up chicken, much of it done in near-freezing temperatures. The line moves fast and people repeat the same motions over and over.

    That draining work, at relatively low wages, leads many people to quit …


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    • Full disclosure: I had lunch at Chick-fil-A …

      “Okay, some jobs that still need doing basically suck.” However, IMHO, everyone who performs any job within the United States of America ought to receive the same basic protections under the Law. Ought to be able to complain. Workman’s comp. Safety …

      “… should not be a slave.

      But let’s just be honest about this, folks: these “illegal” workers were brought(!) here, in very large numbers, to be …

      (De facto …) Slaves.

      We should adamantly insist on “the required legal paperwork” in order to protect these people from the wretched abuses to their civil and human rights that otherwise can – and do – occur. Let’s just stop pretending. Let’s just stop “looking the other way.” The United States of America(!) can do better than this, and if I have to pay a little more for my chicken sandwich I’m perfectly fine with that.


      • Deb says:

        That has always been my position, illegal immigration leads to exploitation. People who support illegal immigration are complicit in the exploitation of their labor.


        • evergreen says:

          The most interesting question to ask is, “if A person will work in such a condition, why would it be ONLY an illegal??” It follows the “Americans won’t do such work” comment.


  21. sunnyflower5 says:

    Love More
    … And More War.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Robert Smith says:

      If Marianne Williamson is meaning to target the Muslim faith with extreme prejudice she should just say that. That is the only way to provide the safety she wants for women over there.


  22. sunnyflower5 says:

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  23. nwtex says:

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  24. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  25. thedoc00 says:

    It was beyond pathetic and comical watching CNN and Fox (CNN Lite) this afternoon at the gym, on side by side public screens. At one point, over a 45 minute stretch, they each alternated displaying the exact same headline banners to claim the economy was stalling and using clips from each other’s shows to attack the President.


  26. JustScott says:

    Huh. Kim wants a trade deal? Maybe Kim is hoping for a slightly-used Fox Conn plant.

    “North Korea says it has established an administrative organization to protect intellectual property in line with the regime’s apparent desire to foster technological innovation and boost economic development.”

    “Kim reportedly pledged to make active contributions to the economic construction and development of scientific technologies by further expanding and strengthening projects to protect intellectual property in the country.”


  27. sunnyflower5 says:


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