September 17th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #971

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  3. Grandma Covfefe says:

    — * USA * 🇺🇸 —-” Week of MAGA ” —- 🇺🇸 * USA * –(414 days to E-Day)
    Two Days of Fundraisings in California (Sept 17-18)

    🦅 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…..
    —————–
    🌟 “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit
    that we are children of God….“ 🌟 -— Rom. 8:16

    ***Praise: President Trump pulled off another GREAT Rally….Whoo hoo…Winning
    ***Praise: New Mexico saw nearly 35,000 NEW jobs-unemployment rate is DOWN,
    ***Praise: New Mexico’s entire mining/logging sector saw a 40 percent increase in jobs
    ***Praise: NM crude oil production is up an incredible 110%
    ***Praise: NM business application is up 29% since Pres. Trump’s election

    🙏 Pray:
    — for safe travel and protection for President Trump and MAGA Team as he go thru various legs of traveling from NM-RON to Calif –Dep NM 11:30am ET—-various legs of traveling and attending 2 fundraisers today—and will end up in RON somewhere in LA at midnight Eastern Time or 9pm PT (imagine!–he’ll be nearby many of us Calif treepers!)
    — for RSBN and Diamond & Silk to regain their live streaming ability—Evil youtube
    — for AG Barr and DoJ Team to do the right thing regarding IG Horowitz’s report
    — Senate pass HR 2968 (funding for DoD plus $5B for the WALL funding)
    — for Justice Kavanaugh to stand strong against lies and slanders
    — for protection for White House, all AF One Planes, WHMU & Pres; Trump’s properties
    — Presidential Candidate Democlowns to continue to dumble, fumble, grumble, jumble, mumble, rumble, stumble, crumble..then diminish….pouf….
    — Lawfare turn on each other and gets destroyed from within
    — all of Fake Media & Opposition’s schemes/plottings to fail every day–
    — for USA Election Integrity, Voter ID, Paper Ballots, and catch voting fraudsters
    — Protection for: USSS, all Military, ICE, Border Patrol, LEOs, BP Horses, BP dogs
    — for Guardian Angels protecting all our borders–air, land, sea
    — for protection for our WALL builders while they build more WALL
    — for Mexico to hold their So. borderline firmly against violent African Invaders
    — for Mexico to follow thru with their promise to deport invaders
    — for Israel’s election today (Sept 17)
    — for Hong Kong protesters, BoJo & Brexit no deal
    — for Trade Deals: USMCA, US/Japan, US/UK (Post Brexit), US/India, US/Australia
    — for protection for American children & young Landen
    — *🇺🇸* American Greatness *🇺🇸*

    🦅 “We are all united by the same love of Country, the same devotion to family, and the same profound faith that America is blessed by the eternal grace of ALMIGHTY GOD! ”
    (NM rally 9-16-19)
    — 🇺🇸 — Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America — 🇺🇸 —

    —-Treepers’ Prayer Warriors Post for Tuesday, September 17, 2019 —

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  4. Stillwater says:

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

    Brazilian Migrants Arrested in Maine After Visas Expired – 9/14/19
    https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/09/14/brazilian-migrants-arrested-in-maine-after-visas-expired/

    —————
    Related
    Previous (September 15th Pres. thread) wall posts: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/09/15/september-15th-2019-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-969/comment-page-1/#comment-7363702

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  5. citizen817 says:

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    • Dear Mr.President…justice Kavanaugh should sue used/abused 2Dr. Ford last year and this is a result for not willing engage with archenemies..dems socialists,bolsheviks in Congress and MSM..Mr.PDJT drop MOAB on them it’s about the time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Tl Howard says:

      What I wish you’d do, Mr. President, is tell the American people WHY the main stream media always take the prog positions. Yes, yes, I understand that the overwhelming number of people coming out of journalism school (if it can even be called that any more) are liberal, but you need to tell my liberal friends WHY the people who control those employees, the media OWNERS, are pushers of the liberal/prog line.

      Tell them. Explain the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ involved.

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  9. citizen817 says:

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    • LoonsCall says:

      ..firmly believe that HC will be rolled out next year.. Dan knows it, a lot of people know (or strongly suspect or believe it).. we ain’t heard the last of her, not that she has shut up for any decent period of time.. absurd? Think not.. she is comin’, folks so get ready.. she has so much leverage that some or most people are unable to comprehend.. she will do ANYTHING to “win”.. & I mean anything

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      • boogywstew says:

        Nope! It’ll be “Hildebeast II The Warren”

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      • Jan Pauliny-Toth says:

        Actually, I fear it ti be more nefarious:
        Biddn will remain the candidate, he will be mollycuddled and Depends’ed through the election.
        IF he wins, shortly thereafter, he will be forcibly retired, Veep will take over…and retire/be arkancided (blaming the Conservatives, of cozrse), leaving Nancy as President…

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        • Bendix says:

          Any thinking person knows there is something illicit going on with the Biden campaign.
          He either is, or is pretending to be, in the grip of some sort of mental decline.
          No, Americans don’t like or want him, he’s merely the name that people who don’t pay attention have heard before.
          Obama threatened Hillary with this guy during her campaign.
          So it is definitely nefarious. We just don’t know they exact reason this is happening.

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      • spoogels says:

        Yes I think theres something up
        HC has been communicating with Fauxcahontas & others

        Hillary Clinton has discussed the 2020 presidential election with at least 5 Democrats considering a run for the White House.

        The 2016 nominee has already spoken to Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Cory Booker, along with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, according to multiple reports.

        https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/hillary-clinton-has-met-with-5-democrats-eyeing-2020

        and after the above, this now

        Warren and Clinton talk behind the scenes as 2020 race intensifies

        https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/warren-clinton-talk-behind-scenes-2020-race-intensifies-n1049701

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        • LoonsCall says:

          can anybody, in their wildest nightmares, imagine that woman somehow cheating her way to the presidency.. you guys need to at least octuple down on support.. do everything possible & much more.. this is truly the fight for your lives & your children & grandchildren.. she will not spare any of you.. don’t bother taking that to the bank cuz there will be no bank to speak of.. she will destroy it all

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          • LoonsCall says:

            she is coming for you, each & everyone of you.. you must, & i mean MUST stop that from happening.. she has a vengeance & a hardened heart.. & a cold spirit if one at all.. she wants most people dead & it’s entirely too bad that dem supporters cannot recognize that.. they won’t be spared.. she has little use for anybody

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          • LoonsCall says:

            Hillary, if “elected’ by nefarious means, will destroy everybody.. the country wouldn’t go down immediately.. your children will be stolen, your house lost.. no food, no water.. probably would take a month or two

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    • Bubby says:

      Citizen what I don’t understand if Kavanaugh is the rapist and sexual predator these leftists want everyone to believe how is it that there are no incidences after his graduation from college? How does a rapist/sexual predator turn it off and never again commit such an act? Going back 30-35 years there is no evidence to support the claims but it’s the usual Democrat ploy it’s the seriousness of the charges that must be investigated! Pure BS! If Democrats win the Presidency and keep the House then Kavanaugh will be impeached. Hopefully there won’t be 2/3 majority in the Senate to approve it. But nontheless Justice Kavanaugh will always have his name associated with being an accused rapist/sexual predator. This is also a warning to others that President Trump might nominate to the Supreme Court we will destroy you and your family with lies, innuendo and false charges! Godspeed Justice Kavanaugh!

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  10. citizen817 says:

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    • Newhere says:

      At least it’s being reported that supposed victim “doesn’t recall the incident” — better than it not being reported — but here’s the thing: if someone said I rode a unicorn when I was 12, I’m not going to say “I don’t recall the incident” I’m going to say THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN.

      This wording makes it sound like something happened that she can’t remember. Our “papers of record” have turned into directors of the Truman show.

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      • boogywstew says:

        I agree. I’ll bet she agreed to lie and got cold feet at the very end as in … she suddenly remembered a witness that could destroy her scam. I don’t think the New York Times “forgot” to add that the accuser “doesn’t recall the incident”. I believe they were orchestrating a hoax. If we can find out the supposed accuser’s name we might uncover the whole enchilada.

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      • oldumb says:

        Maybe it was a wild party with nudity and she touched more than 1 boy….

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    • Robert Smith says:

      It wasn’t enough for O’bama to ruin the country he wanted to mess up Netflix too.

      Anyway, big payoff to the tune of Millions of dollars straight to O’bama’s lux lifestyle.

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    • Let’s put it this way: it will take a whole lot of hotel-room rentals to become an “emolument” big enough to compensate for the half-a-million dollar Presidential Salary that Donald Trump does not take. (Of course, “if it were an emolument at all” … which it isn’t.)

      “Being in the business of owning and running some of the most desirable hotel properties in the world” … I invite you to stay in one sometime … is not a crime, and is not an emolument. (Read the actual clause in context and it is abundantly clear what an “emolument” actually is … and isn’t.)

      Yeah, if I was at an airport one evening, and there was a Trump® hotel a little farther away whose nightly rates were still within my per-diem allowance (as they are …), I’d certainly have the cab driver go a few extra miles to take me there and back again.

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    Donald Trump Retweet

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    • A2 says:

      Interesting presser. Only 5 people commented here, two of whom seemed to have not listened or read the transcript. Getting to be quite obvious mo here lately.

      It was interesting because the President in the Q &A, laid out the strategy going forward on the Iran situation, with the Prince of Bahrain, nodding his head.

      If only folks would unstop their ears and listen before going off on sturm und drang hissy fits that neither match the facts or predict future actions.

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  18. citizen817 says:

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    • Bendix says:

      At some point the remaining Times employees (except for the connected few who are making the decisions) will have to realize they are participating in the destruction of their own careers, their own livelihoods.
      They ought to be striking over these bad journalistic practices by management.

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  19. citizen817 says:

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    • LoonsCall says:

      only a precious few things put a smile on my face these days, but a Trump rally does it every single time.. have seen them all.. he gets to the heart of matters & while very extremely important issues, he is engaging, cute as heck & very funny at times.. but most important of all, he speaks the truth & is doing the right thing for your people..can honestly say, I LOVE HIM!

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Did I miss it? I don’t think there was any mention of the impending storm on the Coup/IG/Barr. This makes me think the events need no comment from Trump at this moment.

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  26. sunnydaze says:

    Scott was at O’Hare today w/his sign. A bunch of people came over to him asking to take their picture w/ him. Pi$$ed a Dem off who was sitting by him. hahahaha!!!!!

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    • Bendix says:

      On LBQRSTUV issues, Donald Trump has always been what people would call liberal.
      That gay people would hate him, on command from their Obamessiah, shows those individuals do not think for themselves.
      They aren’t the free thinkers they believe themselves to be, they are what they think the rest of us are.

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  27. Ackman420 says:

    Keep Rollin, Rollin, Rollin, Rollin
    Wash, Rinse, Repeat
    President Donald J Trump … Orange Jesus

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  28. Joemama says:

    Still can’t see any of citizen817’s posts. Just shows:
    citizen817 says:
    September 17, 2019 at 12:31 am

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    Content doesn’t appear. Using Firefox 69.0 (64bit) with Ghostery add-on. This has been happening for about 2 weeks now.

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    • JustScott says:

      Try AdBlockPlus w/FireFox. (Be careful, exact spelling) works like a champ.
      Also, if you set Windows Desktop FireFox to extremely paranoid level “security and privacy” you have to “allow Trackers” to get content to display. Might also have to make an “allow cookies” exception explicitly for CTH, if you are blocking cookies.

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    • regrulz says:

      Likewise with me. I’m using Chrome with Adblock with Windows 10. I strongly suspect something

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    • Bert Darrell says:

      Joemama: the latest Firefox update is a disaster. Many web sites I visit via password have denied me access since I updated Firefox. I have to switch to the Internet Explorer browser to get in. I hate the IE browser because, like Google’s Chrome, it abuses your privacy. Switch to Brave to access CTH. It’s free and will not track you. It will also block ads and interference of the type you are witnessing.

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      • Dennis Leonard says:

        Please everyone.Use Seamonkey,Palemoon,Chromium[this is not chrome]. Than use uBlock Origin for your ad blocker.With SM and PM there is a trick to loading the uBlock,With Chromium you use the Google Chrome uBlock extension.Opera is not bad either and has it’s own blocker built in.

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    • I use Firefox no problems. I hav adblockplus. But I also use Private Window…that takes care of all problems; have you tried it? If you use Private Window you have to sign in every time and you can’t track posts, comments etc. In other words, if I want to know if anyone has responded to a comment I posted I have to scroll through the thread.

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      • Joemama says:

        Using a private window in Firefox allows Citizen817’s posts to show up for me. I could not find any settings that would make it work in a non-private window. Strange.

        Thanks, littleflower481.

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  30. rondo123456 says:

    Gun Control Advocates

    This set of statistics (I assume to be correct) demolishes the Gun Control Advocates:

    http://www.economicnoise.com/2019/09/16/gun-control-advocates/

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  36. A2 says:

    👍👍👍
    Hong Kong football fans boo China’s national anthem yet again

    Some background:
    “Hongkongers first began booing China’s national anthem ahead of football matches in June 2015 (the year that article 50, a security bill was dropped due to protests). The trend has continued despite fines from FIFA and Beijing enacting a new law making it illegal to mock the national anthem on penalty of a maximum of three years in prison.

    Partly due to this summer’s protests, however, that law has yet to pass Hong Kong’s own legislature.”

    🤜🤛

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  37. JustScott says:

    Posted in POTUS thread, because Mr. Trump can’t do this by himself. We need the support to rise up from the precinct level.

    That said, this is local to NoVa. Many of you recognize the name Barbara Comstock. She started out as Virginia State Delegate (like House Rep) 34th district.

    An interesting gentlement knocked on my door this afternoon, intro’d himself as Gary G. Pan, NoVa entrepreneur who is running for Comstock’s old seat as Va 34th Delegate. A seat that can be a short path to US-VA-CD-10, then the US Senate.

    Never heard of him before this afternoon. I liked most of what he had to say, and the perspective he spoke from. But, I was disappointed by him distancing from our VSG. More research needed.

    I invited him to stop by, grab a branch, and tell us what he stands for. Maybe we can help him be a bit more informed about the world beyond VA -34. If he survives scrutiny, maybe we can help get another badly needed ally into a critical swamp seat.

    panforvirginia.com

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    • A2 says:

      Great post. Need more people like yourself who understand the importance of building a good foundation at the local level.
      👍

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    • jrapdx says:

      I think it’s pretty common in “blue” areas that Republican candidates disavow the President. They seem to figure that will fetch more votes from Democrats than if they declared agreement with PT’s policies. However I haven’t seen it work out too well—these candidates lose by substantial margins.

      Not hard to understand why, siding with antiTrump forces just makes them look wimpy and weak. No guts, no glory. I’d advise Mr. Pan to be courageous and express approval for Trump admin policies to the extent Mr. Pan signs on to them.

      Of course that doesn’t guarantee a win, but to my mind it’s a more honest, and honorable, approach.

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      • Heart of the home says:

        In politically correct Northern VA, we cannot even talk about politics anymore, everyone is very guarded in their words. I mostly try to be calm and reasoned, as the media game is to work people into an emotional response. When I speak favorably of Trump, people at my church or in social circles think I’m crazed. I had a conversation with one woman who had a bad case of TDS, and tried to get her to not believe everything she saw on the news. Explaining that the FOX anchors–two men in suits with a babe between them, exposing a lot of skin–what are they selling? Why did the Queen of England invite not only the President and Melania, but his children and their spouses for a state dinner? How is it that Trump gets along with his ex-wives? Why are people going for this emotional work up over the daily news? These are not the most important questions, but I try to throw some softballs to warm them up. I think too many suburban households have too much time in front of the msm and they are too comfortable with the government money that flows freely in this area to rock the boat.

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        • jrapdx says:

          Sounds familiar, same kind of situation here in the Pacific Northwest, in the big cities anyway. TDS runs rampant. While I’m perfectly willing to have a calm, rational exchange of ideas over policies, etc., “liberal” counterparts engage only in hysterics and emotional outbursts, “orange man bad” and the like.

          So ultimately conversation about political developments is rare. Occasionally I encounter someone willing to listen to reasons to consider President Trump a success (so far). Not saying others were instantly “red-pilled”, but as mother used to say, it’s like I could see the wheels turning in their heads.

          Long time ago I lived in NoVa, certain areas were always “liberal” pockets, but not like it is today per descriptions of current residents. I mean there were conservatives too and more than not people were willing to calmly discuss their views and reasons for them.

          Is it possible that after the elections next year there will be a return (at least to some extent) of rationality in political discourse? Perhaps if non-RINO Republicans do well, that is, the absurd leftists are defeated, there will be improvement in this respect. I’m not holding my breath waiting for it to happen, but the opportunity might arise.

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    • Eric says:

      In my neck of the woods (Fredericksburg, VA…which has turned very purple), if you run away from President Trump, you lose. It’s happened to even to those running for the school board.

      You have to be a dumbass to be on the GOP ticket and not go full Trump.

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    The Rigged System

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      • “Ooh! Looky, looky, looky!” Trump companies rented hotel rooms to foreigners while Donald Trump was in office! Impeach! Impeach! Impeach!!”

        (Never mind, uhhh, that Jimmy Carter’s companies sold peanuts to France …)

        The one thing that these lawyers cum accountants cannot visualize is: “an honest Billionaire.”

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  43. JustScott says:

    Who is CareWeMust?

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  44. FL_GUY says:

    Excellent President Trump rally in NM. A lot of important information imparted in President Trump’s speech.

    The media-rats are trying to destroy RSBN because RSBN shows the massive crowds lined up for President Trump rallies and talk to the people attending. The media-rats want to control the narrative by lying about attendance. IMHO, they are trying to create a rationalization for the massive vote fraud they intend to pull in 2020. The fact that President Trump draws crowds of thousands with every rally, even in so-called blue states, if widely publicized would make a D-rat win very suspect.

    I was able to watch RSBN pre-rally program this afternoon where they walked the line and interviewed people. That is what scares the hell out of the media. Even in lefty strongholds, the D-rats, at most, can only muster a few hundred people although the media-rats lie the number up.

    I hope RSBN can get a more secure streaming setup. Youtube has been sabotaging their feed really bad. So much so, I have to switch to Fox10 feed to actually see President Trump speak. Of course, Fox10 does not cover the pre-program which is very important. As far as I know, RSBN is the only ones that do cover the entire rally program. The attendee interviews are an extra treat.

    It is always amazing that no matter where President Trump holds a rally, even in so-called blue states, thousands try to attend. As President Trump said tonight, the President Trump team tries to get the largest venue available but is it NEVER big enough. President Trump has been in office almost 3 years, OBVIOUSLY, a YUGE amount of people are happy with his job performance. They turn out any day of the week for President Trump by the thousands and 10s of thousands!

    Were it not for the media-rats constant lies propping up and covering up for the D-rats and tearing down the Rs,, the entire D-Rat campaign for any office would be a big joke. As Don Jr. said many times, this campaign should already be over with a President Trump re-election.

    Based on the rally turnouts, The majority of We the People are not buying the crap the media-rats are selling.

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    • I hope PDJT has a handle on the DRats voter fraud. They will be out in full swing. If he doesn’t, then his own fault. Much as I hate to say it. But I have confidence. The frauds of Brenda Snipes, mail in’s, fraudulent absentee ballots, illegals, DMV auto registrations etc. must be addressed. There are no bounds for democrat swine.NONE. PDJT has 1000% support but unless the fraud stops, who knows what the future holds.

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    • CTH Fan says:

      I noticed when watching the rally feed from Red State tv on UTube that the feed they were using scanned the crowd several times. I think they were doing that in suppot for RSBN. That being said, I miss RSBN

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  45. A2 says:

    Taiwan has recalled their ambassador from the Solomon Islands after they pulled their recognition of The Republic of China and recognised the PRC as the legitimate government of China.

    Taiwan will survive, but they have only 16 States who recognise them diplomatically. Beijing is relentless in squashing the ROC, isolating them and enhancing their United Front activities within and without the only true democratic state of China. Not surprising the Solomon Islands representatives who voted for chucking out Taiwan, were all beneficiaries of the Panda Express, in other words, bribes galore.

    This of course impacts US and regional allies national security concerns.

    If I was President 🤣🤣🤣 I would buy some Taiwan real estate and establish a US Naval base, all the better to monitor the region now that the PRC has denied US ships from visiting their ports, including Hong Kong.

    🤔
    😲

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  46. A2 says:

    Time to up some DPRK stuff since it was noted that the US and Little Orphan Annie will start talking again in the coming weeks.

    Rumours that Kim Fatty 3 sent a letter to the President. Yonhap started it, but Moonbat’s gov spokesperson denied any knowledge, and the President when asked, said no comment.

    Kim did a Mao, swimming in the sea, more like a walk fully clothed. Very funny as his aides had to lift him out and back to dry ground. But the Chinese have increased their oil supplies recently so he has means to dry out. 🤣

    Of course NK has given their ultimatum to the US, comply or we go full ballistic by the end of the year. Meanwhile his ten launches of missiles, oh, I mean ‘projectiles’ was his peculiar cry for attention. However, he is advancing his mobile launchers, honing precision, developing his submarine capacity, hacking away for cash which is not funny.

    Relations with Moon have soured big time just as Moon has soured relations with Japan with an eye to winning the upcoming elections. Japan bashing has more political coin than NK bashing. Weird inversion to Korean nationalism. Japan is not a threat to SK, NK is.

    So, two articles to give you some background before the US sits down again with NK.

    “Pyongyang Shuns and Snarls; Seoul Seems in Denial”
    http://cc.pacforum.org/2019/09/pyongyang-shuns-and-snarls-seoul-seems-in-denial/

    On SK Japan relations.
    “Cold Economics, Cold Politics”
    http://cc.pacforum.org/2019/09/cold-economics-cold-politics/

    Enjoy.

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  47. citizen817 says:

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    • The DOJ’s comments are entirely correct: (emphasis mine)

      “Impeachment proceedings in Congress — including hypothetical removal proceedings in the Senate — are not ‘judicial proceedings’ under the plain and ordinary meaning of that term,” they wrote.

      The Impeachment Clause itself makes it clear that impeachment is not a judicial process:

      Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law. (§1.3.7)

      Congress can remove a person from office and bar them from ever holding office again, but cannot convict them of a crime. Furthermore, it is clear from context (and, from the recorded deliberations of the Constitution’s authors) that the impeached person must already be in trouble with the law – and that impeachment is in response to that predicament. Neither Trump nor Kavanaugh are in any such trouble, and Congress has no power to put them there. Therefore, Congress has no power to demand things that are the purview only of the Courts, even if they were engaged in impeachment proceedings. (But they are right now listening to lawyers who would tell them different, and who are concocting and selling their own “novel interpretations” of the law.)

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