October 15th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #999

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859 Responses to October 15th – 2019 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #999

  1. The Gipper Lives says:

    “You people are property. You have no rights we are bound to respect. You’re costing us money. Return to your owners at once!”

    Who Said It? Chief Justice Taney…or LeBron James?

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    • Reserved55 says:

      I’m guessing, yes.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      That basketball player James sure makes a lot of noise for a high school dropout. Apparently some people think getting a ton of money to play childrens’ games makes them experts; even if they have a hard time putting together two coherent sentences. NBA & NFL – RIP

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      • Lou Battalia says:

        LeBron is not a high school dropout. He graduated from a very good school, St. Vincent St. Mary High School. I live in Akron and LeBron is a good guy. He has been incredibly generous of both time and money to the children of Akron and Cleveland Ohio. Disagree with his politics if you want, but don’t disparage his character. He has done much for Akron/Cleveland.

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        • montanadi says:

          That high school, then, did a very poor job because LeBron cannot put two complete sentences together and he did not learn anything about history or government. He was generous to your area but that has nothing to do with his ignorance and sense of entitlement. He does not get a free pass because of his generosity. He has a platform and he is using it in an irresponsible and dangerous way.

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          • Lou Battalia says:

            You obviously know nothing about LeBron James. He is well spoken and intelligent. He is an astute businessman. He is a good father who is married to his high school sweetheart. He is seen all over town doing things with his children. His best friends and business associates are friends he went to school and grew up with. He financed and got built a wonderful school in Akron for at risk children. Your mind is made up because he is politically outspoken and does not agree with us. Well, guess what, we are outspoken too. That is our right and it is everyone else’s right too. I don’t understand all the hate.

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            • simplewins says:

              He may be “educated”, but he is embarrassingly uninformed. Unless of course he can only see things through his left wing glasses. But it is what it is.

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            • SteveO87 says:

              He may be all of the things you said above but he is turning a blind or willingly ignorant eye to what China has done to its people. Over 70 years about 60 million people have been killed by their own government; currently Muslims are being held in concentration camps. There is no freedom of speech, religion, the press or association.
              How dare he pontificate about people criticizing China in order for his organization to make more money. The kids in Akron may have a great school, wonderful, but the kids in China are under the iron boot of totalitarianism. Lebron’s generosity goes out the window when he chooses profits over the freedom of other people.

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            • Kintbury says:

              When he joined in with the SJW to criticize his own country and then refused to do the same to China, he lost all credibility. Money means everything to these people which is exactly why China has become so powerful. Idiots like James and the business leaders of America will still want to do business until the day China takes over everything. Short sighted to say the least.

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            • thehawkeyehoneypot says:

              He also sided with the chi comms over freedom seekers. The shoe companies pull lebrons strings.

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          • Sobriquet4 says:

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        • Debra says:

          How much is that school’s tuition per year?

          How was LeBron’s tuition ‘covered’?

          How is ‘paying it forward’ assuaging any obligation, real or psychological, helping poor disadvantaged youth who have NO talent? Isn’t that just feeding into the ‘victim’ status that one ‘deserves’ something just because they ‘exist’? And the truly talented ones have as a role model someone who thinks that money can buy him the influence to ‘purchase’ their basketball future — be that in China if that is where the ‘king’ so deigns them to play?

          LeVar? LeBron? El puke . . .

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        • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

          Glad he somehow passed high school Senior English class. Maybe someday he can go to college and THEN perhaps he can call the Rocket’s general manager “uneducated.”
          During his junior year in high school James petitioned the NBA to be drafted, but he was denied. From WIKI: “During his senior year James was the centerpiece of several controversies. For his 18th birthday, he skirted state amateur bylaws by accepting a Hummer H2 as a gift from his mother, who had secured a loan for the vehicle by utilizing James’s future earning power as an NBA superstar. This prompted an investigation by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) because its guidelines stated that no amateur may accept any gift valued over $100 as a reward for athletic performance. James was cleared of any wrongdoing because he had accepted the luxury vehicle from a family member and not from an agent or any outside source.” About that impeccable character…

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        • Lulu says:

          He barely speaks in complete sentences. And there’s no such thing as a “good guy” who supports the Chinese regime – not to mention he openly campaigns for child murder.

          Add to that, he hates the country that has made him so wealthy for playing a child’s game.

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        • Old Lady says:

          Powerhouse athletes are graduated from very good high schools routinely. Does not imply they “earned” those diplomas on brain power.

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        • LBS says:

          He only graduated because of affirmative action… someone with his language skills could not pass 8th grade.

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        • LBS says:

          He only graduated because of affirmative action… someone with his language skills could not pass 8th grade.

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        • mikeyboo says:

          Lou, I appreciate your comment because people are generally a mix of good and bad.
          In this instance James’ should have followed his own advice and reflected a little longer before making a comment.

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        • StanH says:

          And what did he learn? How to be good Marxist but not for him. To hate his home country through blind ignorance. Blind to the greatness of the USA that allows a simpleton to become a multimillionaire dribbling a basket ball. The damage this idiot is doing to infect the youth of this country is incalculable especially with certain groups. Other than that he’s awesome.

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        • amjean says:

          My opinion is that Bush’s “no child left behind” has done more to put children way behind
          than any other program; they graduate without the ability to read and write efficiently,
          know nothing about our US constitution, etc. and very definitely nothing about critical
          thinking. They do learn about social justice.

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          • Kintbury says:

            I am for giving home schoolers a voucher equal to the cost of public schooling. It will serve many purposes. The family will be stronger for having a parent at home. The kids will not be exposed to the violence and the brainwashing of schools. Many families would be able to choose to have a parent at home instead of just barely making it on two salaries and paying child care. Win/win for everyone.

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      • MR52 says:

        He is in tight with Amy Schumer. That says it all.

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  2. Reserved55 says:

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    • jackphatz says:

      At least they are a good two hours away from Cincinnati! The Dem’s can pander to all the Muslims Kasich and Obama brought into the Columbus area. Many of who are running for office as…..wait for it….Democrat’s!

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  3. Reserved55 says:

    Obama KNEW what Joe was doing in Ukraine.

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  4. Reserved55 says:

    Five tweets.

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      Sperm recipient.

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    • Sentient says:

      question to ask the candidates (which won’t be asked):
      3b) is it acceptable to sterilize children by administering hormone-blocking chemicals?

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    • Waymore says:

      Was Hunter, by any chance, asked that question in the interview?

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Question #6:
      “How can other US Citizens get one of them there Board Jobs for $3,000,000 from Ukraine, and over a $Billion from China if they have as much or more “expertise” as a quid-pro-joe Biden relative?” “And one of them there $600,000 per year jobs with NBC right out of school plus a Board position on IAC/Interactive Corp for $300,000 for chelsea clinton?”
      And “Isn’t hunter biden getting these ‘jobs’ based on his parent’s position, the same as people buying admission into universities?”

      If we can all get these jobs, and buy our kids’ admission into universities, the economy will boom !!!!

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    • TwoLaine says:

      I loved how Hunter Biden says I was on the Amtrak Board….. Yeah? And what qualifications did you have for that Mr. Biden?????????????????????????????

      How about the military? Tell us about your time with the military. Did you get any special treatment there? Kinda’ old gettin’ in weren’t you? Were you really kicked out for doing cocaine? You know that stuff is illegal, right? Why aren’t you in jail right now?

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      • Betty says:

        Yes, he was given special consideration by the U.S. Navel Reserve (shame on them) – got in, regardless of being too age, regardless of past drug use, got assigned to Norfolk VA, got KICK OUT BEFORE A YEAR WAS UP, for cocaine use. Perhaps the Navel Reserve, unlike one of these cushy, son of a powerful US Senator or Vice President board of director positions, expected Hunter so show up for work.
        Is there hope for the Navel Reserve, after all?

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      • Beau Geste says:

        Reserved, hunter biden “agreeing” not to take foreign bribes in quid-pro-joe becomes president is not that much of a sacrifice. So we do not need to feel sorry for his potential “income” in the unlikely event slow-joe is nominated and wins.

        Because there would be plenty of US Companies wanting “hunter’s expertise” if slow-joe became President. Plus, lots of $500,000 speaking opportunities, and multimillion$ “donations” like the clintons and their famous foundation.

        So hunter and other deep state families are just like you and me and our families, except for the graft and corruption….

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      • Beau Geste says:

        Maybe he rode on the train once, instead of a rental car, on the way to a cocaine buy?

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      • Kintbury says:

        I believe he got that job because daddy was working on legislation for Amtrak. Let us look and see what was happening at the time he got his job.

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    • Pale rider says:

      I’m pretty sure these are kick back funds. We pay country “A” they pay hunter or Obama or whoever. It’s our money to begin with. We are what 23 trillion in debt because of this. Definitely not became we we are getting our money’s worth. If you spread that money to AMERICANS we get wealthy but instead we pay for criminals. Be it the ‘lowly ‘ illegals, or the Hunter Bidens of the world. And that’s the story on this.

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    • johnnyfandango says:

      Chinese Cocaine Quality Assurance tester.

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  5. Landslide says:

    Anyone who plans to attend the event today in San Antonio with Don Jr., Kimberly G., & Brad Parcale: VENUE HAS CHANGED

    It is now at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. Same time—4:30.

    I could not imagine why or how they were going to have this at a country club— ballroom only holds 400. This means LOTS of people signed up for the event—-and will indicate that there might be enough support to have a Trump Rally here! Hope so!! Take that, Dem mayor!!

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  6. Bogeyfree says:

    I wonder if Judicial Watch has considered filing FOIA requests to get by each year beginning in 2009 to present, how many FISA requests have been submitted each year.

    The purpose of creating this chart is to see if after Adm. Rodgers conducted his 6 month audit forcing Collyer to put out her 99 page report, did FISA requests decline?

    One would think after all of this FISA abuse hullabaloo that the requests in 2017, 2018 and now in 2019 would be dramatically down.

    My bet is they are at the same volume or even greater.

    So how do we get Tom Fitton to request and publish this data?

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  7. Reserved55 says:

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  8. FPCHmom says:

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    • Lulu says:

      Those look so fake. I am so sick of the over-whitened teeth. They look unnatural especially as people age.

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      • Debra says:

        Agreed. Why worry about grayish teeth and then leave all that gray facial hair to glaringly point out the white teeth?

        Distraction. Conflicting message. Trying the ‘ole flim-flam routine.

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  9. Garavaglia says:

    Just the fact that they feel compelled to truck Hunter Biden out to “defend” this corruption is a win. No doubt many of his comments will be scrutinized and exposed as lies. The story about his dad meeting the Chinese friend of Hunter is garbage. “Oh…look dad..there’ my friend from the business I plan on joining..let’s meet him” as they exit AFII. c’mon man. I bet they brought him onto AFII. Using our taxes as their personal piggy bank. I want my money back..and I’m gonna get it one way or another.

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  10. Mortimer says:

    Hunter Biden claimed in his interview that daddy only learned he had joined the Burisma board by reading press reports.

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  11. TwoLaine says:

    I turn on the NEWZ this morning and find myself getting an education on Syria with a big map, cites on it, etc.

    Dang, now if only they would report on our border invasions like that, I might care.

    I’d like to see some big maps on all the routes they travel through Central America and Mexico, including the maps of the towns they invade and overwhelm in the USA with their illegal entry and expectations of $$$ given freely by the stupid Americans.

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  12. Reserved55 says:

    Watch closely toward the end. The child blinks it’s eyes.

    Susan YouTube Rice.

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    • jx says:

      Yellow journalism is alive and thriving.

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    • Tess from Philly says:

      What was the daughter supposedly sick from? A bombing blast? If that were the case, wouldn’t it better to have her lie still rather than jostling her head and spine all around? If it were respiratory from all the flying debris, wouldn’t it be better to get those people the heck away so the baby could have some fresh air? Honestly, it looks to me like the child has been given a load of benadryl so that they could pretend she was dead but the woman went on too long and too violently. The child opens and closes her little left hand a few times during the supposed mother’s rant. In no way is that mother, who’s throwing her supposedly sick child around like a rag doll, acting like her child is dying.

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    • Garavaglia says:

      Careful there..we all know BTB Susan is an expert on videos.

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    • TheLastDemocrat says:

      With my super-Google-fu skills, I get janaza = “funeral.”

      Anybody with better knowledge of Arabic?

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    • Robert Smith says:

      lol Susan Rice is the last person I’d listen to.

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  13. Zippy says:

    Kicking a dead horse issue…

    Hillary Clinton Was Warned SIX Times for Illicit Email Usage! | Tom Fitton

    “It’s interesting after Trump won, not the Republican Senate, not the Republican House held one hearing on Clinton’s emails. Can you believe it? Not one hearing and it was left to Judicial Watch to do all this work and now that it looks like she’s running for president, you think they’re gonna’ do anything? Of course not and as I said if it weren’t for a court ordering the release of this information or this additional evidence gathering we wouldn’t know any of this about the Obama White House cover-up. Make sense as to why there was no prosecution? Because it wasn’t just a Hillary Clinton email scandal, it was an Obama scandal, it was a Justice Department scandal, it was an FBI, scandal, it was a State Department scandal.”

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  17. meadowlarkspring says:

    OCTOBER 15, 2019
    Representative Jim Jordan Says Whistleblower Entitled to Protection, Not Anonymity

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4822591/representative-jim-jordan-whistleblower-entitled-protection-anonymity

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  18. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    A big THANK YOU goes out to President Trump for his last minute rally in Louisiana Friday night!

    The crooked democrat press is ignoring the election results for the most part with scant coverage. But the last of the Louisiana state election numbers are in and it was a devastating day for the socialist Left. Current democrat governor John Bel Edwards, faces a runoff and that’s about all that has been reported in the mainstream press.

    But Republicans have gained a supermajority in the state Senate by picking up two formerly democrat seats. Furthermore, among statewide office holders, the incumbent GOP Lt Governor (68 percent), Attorney General (66 percent), Treasurer (60 percent), and Agricultural Commissioner (58 percent) were all easily re-elected. So it appears as though the solid Republican majorities in both state legislative chambers will remain intact.

    ~~~~~~~ TRUMP 2020 ~~~~~~~

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    • Beau Geste says:

      This is another “lesson” for the GOPe senators who may be thinking about voting for impeachment to protect their crooked deep-state-swamp and CoC enrichment schemes.

      One ugly crooked GOPe scheme would be a senate “impeachment vote” after the november 2020 election re-electing themselves, to prevent PDJT from taking office despite winning re-election.

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  19. Bigly says:

    Best thread to date RE: “whistleblower” – a curious press would be all over this story.

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  20. burnett044 says:

    I got a feeling Barr is gonna break a lot of hearts….
    never a good idea to put all ya eggs in one basket or ya hopes in one man…
    I would like to add more to this comment, but with the new tic-tok rules I can only say so much at a time…..you will just have to wait……

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      The eggs ARE in one basket: Trump.

      It is up to him to see to it that Barr performs.

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      • III% says:

        I disagree. The eggs are in over 60 million baskets and multiplying daily.

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        • amjean says:

          Its not all up to President Trump; mainly falls in our laps to apply pressure to our
          government that they follow the law and do the right thing. We should try and teach
          our children (and ourselves) to do the right thing as well. Did you go to the grocery
          store and receive too much change? Give it back. Teach your children to do the same.

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          • III% says:

            It will always fall to the people. Some forget that those who govern us are also fallible humans subject to the same temptations as all of us, many of whom do not have an internal compass to lead them back to true. They spend so much time steeped in corruption that what we clearly see as wrong, they take as “ok” because they have always done it so. Ultimately we must get the long term, blind to corruption, bad for us (and U.S.) political “class” out of there and return it to true servants of the people. This will not be accomplished by one man.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Barr is not the end of the line. I don’t think he will disappoint but this is a problem that will be tackled a bit at a time. If Barr proves unwilling – he will be sent back into retirement. Or worse.

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  21. California Joe says:

    How bad do you have to be getting thrown out of the Navy when your father is Vice President of the United States under Barack Obama???? Can you imagine being the Admiral who called Biden and told him that his son was being dishonorably discharged!

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  24. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    With the various leaks coming out regarding testimony for impeachment (former Ukraine ambassador; Fiona HIll), the strategy for the coup here seems to be to focus on Rudy as much as they can.

    It seems that the Dems know that the phone call by itself won’t get the job done. So it looks like the plan is to include Rudy and the two men he worked with (now charged). Perhaps Rudy is charged (for FARA or something) during the impeachment process, and then Trump is (once again) the “unindicted co-conspirator” (like Cohen charges) and POTUS is ‘charged’ in impeachment as empowering a potential criminal (Rudy) and so forth.

    Each recent leak that comes out includes a bit about Rudy. And tends towards the “Trump/Rudy went rogue on Ukraine” narrative.

    We’ll see how the other testimonies go (via selective leaks). I think next up is a former Pompeo aide.

    All of this is scripted and coordinated, of course. Lawfare and its helpers are working to make this sell job as good as possible.

    I’m not concerned about how this is affecting POTUS’ polls (it’s not, very much) and I’m not concerned about the entire phone call angle. But the Rudy angle could be more problematic, even though there likely is no real case there. We’ll see. Still feeling good about where this is headed, but the Rudy stuff adds another dimension to things. At the least, POTUS may lose him as a lawyer going forward. And with Gowdy not coming on board, POTUS will likely need to shore up his legal team for the impeachment fight.

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    • MakeAmericaGreat says:

      Also, seems clear (IMO) that what happened here is that POTUS wanted Rudy to help on Ukraine because he did not trust (correctly) the Deep State entities to get the job done. Because those entities tried to keep information from Ukraine from getting to POTUS and others who would hold the coup, Biden, and etc accountable for what they had done.

      This is the “why” that we won’t hear in the stories and leaks. “Why would POTUS turn to Rudy?” Of course, MSM will pretend it’s because POTUS and Rudy are criminals and bad guys, but the truth is that they are good guys having to try to work around real bad guys in the Deep State.

      Once we get the Rudy angle handled, this clown show of New Impeachment is probably over, IMO. The rest of it (phone call) is going nowhere.

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  25. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  26. Tl Howard says:

    I think Barr is disgusted by the Alinsky tactics and their success. Even those of you who are calling him a Bushie should realize a Bushie would be appalled at what Kavanaugh went through and how the Grassley/Graham GOP chose to fight: by NEVER challenging the truthfulness of the accuser and her co-conspirators so that it can all happen again when Trump or any other conservative POTUS nominates the next candidates for SCOTUS.

    Barr doesn’t have to be a supporter of Donald J. Trump to realize what the rest of us do: men and women who occupy the office of the President do so only temporarily. The Republic is what is at stake.

    I do believe Barr wants to cut the throats of the perps but he, like everyone else in DC, realizes that every move made in DC is political because the American voter and citizen views things in a political light.

    So, I believe that by professional skill, insight, foresight, and by NATURE as a person, he’s probably the best we have in dealing with what has happened over the last several years.

    While we trust POTUS Trump, we know that doesn’t mean Trump has been perfect or that he’s infallible. WE only know he’s doing his best.

    I think the same is true of Barr and Durham.

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      EXACTLY!!!!! I am so glad you put this in perfect context! I am so dismayed about how Barr is disparaged here—it’s like saying he wants dirty water and air for his grandkids….

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      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        I have the same attitude towards Barr as I did of the last guy. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt until I know one way or the other.
        Sessions proved to be swamp and Barr could very well be the same, but neither praise or condemnation are justified at present in my opinion.

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    • jx says:

      Bush appalled? Really? “My Pet Goat”

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      • Somebody says:

        I was never a Bush fan, but criticizing him for completing that book after Andy Card whispered in his ear is a left wing trope.

        The world was watching, our enemies were watching AND there were young children in the room. What would you have rather him do? Jump up and run out of the room screaming? Make an announcement and do a press conference on the spot with the children there? Tell the kids to buzz off he had important President stuff to do?

        I really don’t know what ran through his or his staff’s mind, but I imagine maintaining a sense of calm and being in control at that moment was a top priority.

        There is plenty to criticize W for, plenty, but at least for me finishing that story on that morning isn’t one of them.

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        • jx says:

          >What would you have rather him do? Jump up and run out of the room screaming?

          Don’t be ridiculous. He could calmly hand the reading off to the teacher and excuse himself.

          Yes, he did have “important President stuff to do”

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Once Barr starts, he knows that he better have all of his legal ducks in a row, because the response is going to be as brutal as the Marxist thugs can make it short of open rebellion.

      This is why it’s taking so long….preparation…follow the evidence as it’s uncovered….and little or no leaks.

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    • mikeyboo says:

      Just what do you mean by bringing a voice of sanity into the discussion?! You’re spoiling all the fun!

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I agree on both Barr and Durham.

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  27. mikeyboo says:

    I don’t think Hunter Biden is very bright and we already know he has a problem with dope. The real culprit here is corrupt Joe Biden who engineered all this crap.

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  28. burnett044 says:

    this guy is a bit harsh but the video is interesting….about fake beheadings…

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  29. sunnyflower5 says:

    Hunter has to tell the viewing audience that he is emotional because his acting was falling flat.

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      I knew I liked that old horsewoman. Too bad she has such a pair of scumbag kids…they have brought her much pain, with their political leanings and scandalous life choices.

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    • soozword says:

      Wonder what realistic political impact this will have on the Oct. 31 deadline?

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    • willthesuevi says:

      I bet Parliament didn’t see that coming.

      Pretty sure the Queen worked as a mechanic to support the war effort during WWII. She is much tougher than the remainder of her family.

      Boris Johnson could barely contain himself in that video.

      Good luck Britain and God Save the Queen!

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      • If you haven’t already, and any of what is going on with the monarchy interests you, I suggest you watch The Crown (I know…Netflix.) But it is very good and from what I understand, fairly accurate. The Queen decided upon her father’s death that she would take the monarchy seriously above all else, including her family. She became very practical, fiercely defensive of the crown and their place in history. She is a very practical woman and not led by silliness and sympathy. Great monarch, maybe not the greatest parent or wife.

        There have been 2 seasons and the first 2 were of her as a young woman. The next season will focus on her in middle life, where Diana comes into the picture, and she is played by the incredible Olivia Coleman. I am looking forward to it.

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    • InAz says:

      When the Queen opens Parliament, her speech outlines the objectives and plans of the current Prime Minister…..her government. The Queen was doing her duty and supporting the current Prime Minister and his policies and objectives.
      The Queen was not expressing her personal political wishes and opinions.

      Go back to past openings of Parliament and listen to the speeches by the Queen. Each one supports the Prime Minister and his/her policies and objectives of the time.

      The Queen can not openly and publicly express any political opinions, nor can she vote. All royal family members can not vote.
      Technically all royal family members can not publicly express political opinions but they do (Prince Charles, and Prince Henry aka Harry).
      The Queen has never violated this rule.

      In private the Queen can express her political wishes and opinions. She meets with the Prime Minister in private.

      The power of the monarchy was reduced to nothing during WWII thanks to King Edward VIII, the Queen’s uncle, who abdicated the throne.

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      • willthesuevi says:

        We learned earlier this year that the Queen has [some] veto power over legislation. It was discussed on this board.

        I bracketed, some, because i don’t think we ever established exactly how much power the Queen had within their system. I definitely remember she has the ability to sign or not sign legislation. If she does not sign, it does not become law.

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  30. Kathy says:

    Here’s a pleasant thought … Only a few days (Monday) until the Canadian elections … With any luck, our USMCA trade agreement won’t be on-hold much longer.

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  31. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    TREEPERS!!!!

    What would happen if Team Jordan/Gaetz/Meadows/Zelinsky, et al, along with a camera crew, crashed the Schitt-show, cell phones in hand, and submitted the “hearing” footage for America at-large to view? I can’t think of any circumstance that would put that in a bad light…

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  32. sunnyflower5 says:

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/14/hunter-biden-still-holds-stake-in-chinese-private-equity-firm-his-business-partner-retains-supervisor-role/

    Hunter Biden announced Sunday that he will resign from the board of a Chinese private equity firm called BHR Partners, but he’s still one of the two directors of the company that owns his 10% equity stake in the firm, business records show. The other director holds the role of supervisor at the Chinese firm.

    There has been no public indication that the second director, Eric Schwerin, would step down as supervisor.

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  33. mikeyboo says:

    I’m actually starting to feel a little sorry for doofus, druggie Hunter Biden. He was raised by 2 corrupt, venal parents who placed him in positions for which he was entirely unsuited either by training, knowledge, or character. That’s right TWO parents. Where was hyper ambitious Dr. mom when the kid was going off the rails and dad was dragging him ever deeper into corruption?

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    • willthesuevi says:

      He likely thanks Gozer daily that Narcan was invented.

      Probably carries around his own supply.

      He made his choices. He is an adult. No sympathy or empathy here.

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      • mikeyboo says:

        He made his own choices. But his choices, as for all of us, were greatly influenced by the way he was raised.

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        • willthesuevi says:

          Not going to get much sympathy from me. If he was 18 and figuring life out, maybe. The man is 49 years old.

          I grew up in a rough place. One of my friends had knives thrown at him when he was in grade school by his mother. She whipped him with a bull whip in Jr. High. She left home when he was in High School because she couldn’t abuse him any more. Read between the lines because it was much worse. Alchohol, drugs, etc. He is one of the BEST fathers I know. He made a choice.

          I can give you dozens of the same stories. I can also give you dozens of people who chose to emulate their parents, who were good role models. I can give you dozens who had two wonderful parents and still went off the deep end.

          Common denominator – choice.

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          • mikeyboo says:

            I agree will, I salute your friend. I have also known a few like him who became fine men and women despite terrible beginnings. That said, I also realize that it is a lot harder to climb a steep mountain than to walk a garden path.

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  34. sunnyflower5 says:

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  35. Sunshinesam says:

    I am disgusted by what is happening to our president. I know all of us here feel the same way. I am furious they are going after Rudy now. The scum involved (too many to name. We all know the players) are the lowest of the low.

    I come from a conservative family. I have one liberal in my family, my brother. Thank you college! My dad is a staunch Trump supporter, but he tries to see the best in people. I have informed him many times about how terrible Fox is. He gets it now.

    To my point,
    In the past, I have refrained from sharing my views because I hate confrontation. However, I am sick and tired of “hiding” my viewpoints. I know many of us feel like we cannot speak our viewpoints for fear of losing a job or loved one. The way I see it, so be it!!

    I went to a bachelorette party over the weekend for my future sis-in-law (marrying the liberal brother. They are both in education. Go figure!) She is from New Jersey. I am from and live in Florida, and the party was in Florida. I had a great time except for one moment when I was speaking with an Uber driver who was from Nigeria. I was asking him if he stays busy…bla bla. He said he did, and I said thank goodness we have a business man as our President keeping our economy thriving. A relative of my future-sis-in-law started going off on me. She mentioned how we were ruining things with China and “we need China.” At that point, I realized she is a total fool. I said very calmly, “If you think we need China, then there is no point in engaging in this conversation because you have no clue how global politics work.” She then called me stupid, and said I have no idea what I am talking about because I “just live off my husband.” Ha!! I am a stay-at-home mom raising 3 young children and have been steadily working on my degree in education (I plan to spread truth to our youth and not revisionist history.) I ignored that comment because it came straight from jealousy. I just said, “Who buys the things made in China? Americans do! They need us way more than we need them.” She didn’t say another word about the topic after that. At the end of the night, she apologized and we moved on. I know for a fact I opened her eyes just a hair. Btw, the Nigerian Uber driver is a Trump supporter! Ha!

    I have been told in my course of education not to wear political shirts because a student with a different view might see you. I have stewed about this for a while because I used to wear my Trump shirt and hat all the time! I don’t care anymore!! I am wearing that shirt whenever I want to. I don’t get offended from other political clothing that I don’t agree with. People need to grow up!!

    I am done hiding my views. I am done avoiding confrontation. Bring it on! We are armed with the truth/facts! We all need to confront our political rivals and stop playing coy. I am going to add a little more Trump persona into my encounters with the loons that are trying to ruin our country. I hope you all do the same if you do not do already!

    God bless President Trump and all of you here that help keep me informed and at times, sane!

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    • Lulu says:

      Don’t hide your views. They have been winning the culture war because those on the right have kept quiet out of fear or just trying to be polite.

      That’s what they want. It makes it seem as if everyone thinks one way on every issue and the apathetic, ignorant, or non-political voters automatically votes Democrat.

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    • Rhi says:

      Can’t upvote you Sunshinesam but here’s one 👍- you go girl, bless you and keep up the good fight!

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    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      That’s the spirit.
      Turn it from your problem to their problem.

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    • faridrushdi says:

      I went back to college at 50 (early 2000’s) to become a teacher. I live in eastern Idaho. I was saddened to see the far-left professors in the College of Education and how they taught the students to be political in the classrooms. One professor gave a list of things we couldn’t say or do in the classroom. One was “don’t ask a student to look you in the eye while talking to you” because in this particular culture, it is disrespectful. Well, that culture is not represented in Idaho, but it was taboo anyway.

      I have always disliked the teachers union and refused to join the student association. My professor-who was really smart-said, “The only way you can change things are from the inside” she told me. So I joined and became president of the student association, which represented eight colleges around the state. I’d change the culture, I decided.

      My first meeting, in Boise, was during the 2004 election. Representatives from the NAACP, NEA and others told us how stupid Republican parents are, and the union’s job was to get John Kerry elected. I’m thinking to myself, “Man, this is IDAHO! These teachers are going to freak out at all this.” Then a teacher stood up to speak. He taught in my town’s junior high school. He said, “Anyone who votes for George Bush, or any Republican, should be shot in the head.” Thunderous applause filled the room. Leaders of those groups smiled.

      While doing my student teaching the next year, I got to meet all those teachers who taught my six children (I did my student teaching in their high school — pretty cool!). Turns out a great number of them were from California, Oregon & Washington state. The schools districts, I was told, recruit in those states trying to get a more “diverse” force. My daughter’s government teacher, who I loved, said in her class one day while I was there that the kids had to do a term paper. All sources were fine except Fox News because, she said, “They lie.”

      I gave up on the idea of being a teacher. The system was rigged to keep the great teachers-or teachers who wanted to be great-inside the box and unable to get the class away from teaching hate. It was a difficult choice, but I used my degree to get a job as a writer for several newspapers in Idaho and Utah. I write down-the-middle stories but I also have a column where I can write what I think. But just because I couldn’t make it work, I hope every one of us tries to at least give it a shot. The kids deserve it.

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      • Sunshinesam says:

        Incredible! I have had the same experience. One of my professors is from California. He is a straight, white male and kept hating on our “white founding fathers.” I thought I was in the twilight zone. He got super nuts when talking about how LGBTQ is mandated to be taught in California. He thinks every school should teach it. I thought to myself, “over my dead body would my children be subjected to that.” I don’t even have a problem with LGBTQ, but this is a conversation for my husband and I to have with our children and when they are ready for it.

        I was the only one who raised my hand in another class when asked if we agree with arming teachers. I said, “I have my concealed permit and would carry if I was allowed.”

        I put my daughter in a wonderful charter school in our area. I would never put her in our zoned public school.

        I decided to get into teaching because I felt a calling to spread truth to our students among other reasons. Hopefully, I can stick it out. Eventually, I want to get my PHD when my children are all grown and become an Education professor. I have only encountered one conservative professor thus far. The students in my class hated him because he mentioned men being stronger than women. He said that’s just science! Ha! I defended that man every chance I got. He even let me leave early when PDT had his first meeting with Kim Jung-un.

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  36. joeknuckles says:

    What was that Hunter said? “I’m not going to open my kimono and show the world my finances”

    Sexist, racist and stupid, considering his dad was known for exposing himself to female SS agents.

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  37. lawrencepaul1 says:

    We are far better off out of the Middle East. They have been killing each other for thousands of years and will be for thousands more.
    If there was no oil over there nobody would even notice them.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-officials-turkey-deliberately-releasing-isis-prisoners-then-blaming-kurdish-forces

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  38. mikeyboo says:

    Interested to hear what fellow Treepers think of report that John Bolton was undermining Pres Trump on Ukraine? (he reportedly told aide to contact White House lawyers)
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/bolton-fiona-hill-national-security-trump-ukraine

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    • mimbler says:

      From anonymous sources as far as I can find. I ignore those unsourced stories whether I would like them to be true or would like them to be false. Without sources, it is gossip at best and propaganda at worst.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Sunshinesam says:

      Would not surprise me. I remember when he left, my dad said, “I know they have different view points, him and Trump, but I believe he loves this country and won’t bad mouth our president.” I told my dad, “Don’t hold your breath.”

      Just got off the phone with me Dad. I had a feeling.

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  39. Lucille says:

    General who issued groveling apology for alleged Qur’an desecration says Trump has blood on his hands over Kurds
    October 15, 2019 12:00 PM By Robert Spencer

    Here is General Allen several years ago, issuing an embarrassing and groveling apology to “the noble people of Afghanistan” for an alleged desecration of the Qur’an by U.S. troops…

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2019/10/general-who-issued-groveling-apology-for-alleged-quran-desecration-says-trump-has-blood-on-his-hands-over-kurds

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  40. Reserved55 says:

    Part two.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I’m just going to say it and I am sorry for doing it. This is nothing. I mean, we all know what is going on there, but I have to say this isn’t even really as bad as I thought it was. I hear a lot of lower level people talking shop like any other company would do. Their product is the news, so coworkers discussing the news and their company’s reporting of the news is going to be a lot of back and forth, joking around, etc… I honestly don’t see a smoking gun here.

      I’m sorry, but I’m just not surprised that even the higher ups are discussing which candidates they should be focusing on, based on what they are saying and doing in the media and what their poll numbers are. Isn’t it just expected that they are going to focus on the frontrunners and be keeping an eye on some of the ones maybe trying to pull up? I would imagine these conversations go on with all of the news outlets, regardless of bias.

      That said, I’d say the one big thing in this part is probably the thing about Trump’s Twitter account, but that was pretty much out in the open. They discussed it all over because Kamala Harris tweeted it out, so it was pretty much a dialog started by one of the people running for the nomination, so, it’s kind of fair game.

      Here is the thing. Having an “insider” and lots of grainy hidden videos and ominous music without a serious smoking gun to offer anyone, looks like someone who is out to get someone, looks dirty and underhanded. It is a tightrope to walk and I really like O’Keefe and he’d done some great things. I just don’t think this is really helping. My “concern” is it’s going to make CNN more sympathetic in the long run.

      Please feel free to disagree. It’s just my take at the moment and we are only 2 parts in.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        It didn’t rock my world, but it MIGHT for some of the
        dems that are fervently hoping that someone, anyone
        other then Trump gets in.

        If this was just another CNN hates Trump video, it
        would have no traction whatsoever with fervent CNN,
        MSNBC, View, Colbert viewers. They already all dispise
        Trump, and anyone that re inforces that is A Ok in their
        book.

        Completely different matter is CNN has already figured
        out which of the Dem candidates they are going to push.
        And, believe it or not, many of the dems viewing this might
        not agree with Kamala Harris wanting to destroy Trump’s
        ability to tweet.

        Not because they don’t necessarily want that to happen.
        More because they’ve already figured out that they just
        flat out can’t stand Harris. I’d venture a guess that married
        black males in particular loathe her. She’s the wife they
        divorced, the girlfriend they dumped, the female boss that
        damn near caused them to have a stroke.

        The vast majority of my co workers are black. Have not
        heard a single one of them say that they were interested
        in Kamala Harris. And, almost every single one of them
        claim that they hate Trump.

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            Your welcome.

            THIS is the video to share with your friends / coworkers that
            are anti Trump. Hard core dems. How pleased do you think
            they might be if they can sense that CNN is setting up a done
            deal? This isn’t (largely) hate Trump. They watch CNN for affirmation
            in their Trump hatred. This is picking out who CNN is
            pushing to be the next Dem president. As mentioned
            above, the fact that Zucker is agreeing with Kamala Harris is
            icing on the cake. A lot of dems hate the woman.

            Nobody likes a done deal if they can see it’s being done
            in real time. Ever attend a zoning meeting, and the behind
            the scenes machinery is starkly evident? Once such things
            are seen, they can’t be unseen.

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  41. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    So the Turkish attack vs. the Kurds almost everywhere halted and in some cases Kurds and their Syrian allies are retaking towns.
    https://syriancivilwarmap.com/
    Turks are not doing any airstrikes due to Russia basically enforcing a no-fly zone protecting Assads forces.

    This means Erdogan looks bad at home after demanding patriotic displays from everyone, incl. sports stars. He will go nowhere. They took some smaller towns and that’s it.
    Most of the Turkish front forces are jihadi type goons anyway.

    For us this means we are out of there and spare our resources and men while these guys can fight it out or stalemate it. Meanwhile Pence is on his way there and will probably demand Iran to be booted from Syria.

    GOOD!

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      Turkish forces on the run in some places:

      Turkish backed islamists waiting for orders in the middle of nowhere:

      Turkish troops NOT entering Syria:

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    • Deplore Able says:

      When you purge your military after an attempted coup, it tends to degrade your military’s combat readiness.

      Liked by 1 person

    • NC Patriot says:

      Notice our pompus Seators are taking pot shots at VSG—–but don’s see any rushing to suggest we use full military might against TURKEY. They are a NATO ally. But let’s blame POTUS for moving our handful if guys out of the line of fire.

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  42. lawrencepaul1 says:

    “Trump Tells Bankrupt UN to Find Money Elsewhere”
    Eventually they all “run out of other peoples money”.

    https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/north-america/item/33652-trump-tells-bankrupt-un-to-find-money-elsewhere

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  43. Brant says:

    Paul Krugman had his, “oops I made a 20+ year mistake (on globalization), so sorry”. I was curious if it was in his regular twitter chronology. I had to slog thru his normal inane commentary. I went to that date (the idiot tweets a lot), so I did find it. But, it was there as him retweeting from the piece he wrote. His comment was, “unusual for them to publish something he wrote”. Dude didn’t actively put his mea culpa on his regular twitter feed.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-10-10/inequality-globalization-and-the-missteps-of-1990s-economics

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  44. Louisiana Tea Rose says:

    Chris Bedford is taking it to Jessica Tarlov on Outnumbered, and it’s a beautiful thing to watch.

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  45. Nick the Deplorable says:

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    • willthesuevi says:

      If she hires Me-Again Kelly you can count me out. I don’t need a “conservative” outlet. How about a “we will go where ever the truth takes us outlet”.

      Promote the constitution as the founders intended. That would be a refreshing start.

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      • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

        Sue, are you with me in saying that we now have some context: BT and AT….before Trump and after Trump.

        Talk about “woke”….

        Liked by 1 person

        • willthesuevi says:

          LTR,
          Not certain you were addressing me, but if you were here is my reply.

          Sure, I can go with BT/AT context. Personally, I have been in tune since High School. Absolutely detested Sam Donaldson for his treatment of President Reagan.

          As a people we have been conditioned to respect authority (how media is portrayed). As citizens we are finally realizing that respect is to be earned, not given.

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          • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

            I was addressing you, and that I agree wholeheartedly with you. In the BT DAYS, I was with you watching those smarmy patronizing self-serving elitist windbags as they went about their daily harranguing of the Reagan Administration. R’s were so outmaneuvered by D’s.

            There isn’t a one of them then or now who could have predicted the phenomenon that is Trump, a man owned by no one except The People.

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    • Debra says:

      Oh, no! Gasbag-a-rino will have a LOT to say on this topic . . .

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  46. MR52 says:

    There is this running thread about John Dowd. Apparently he used Comic Sans to respond to congress about the request for his to clients to appear. The basically told them to pound sand.

    The up roar about using Comic Sans font is a total troll at its best.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/10/10/lawyer-responded-impeachment-probe-comic-sans-even-fonts-creator-cringed/

    Liked by 2 people

    • Ma McGriz says:

      Well played by Mr. Dowd.

      There’s massive amounts of Trump hate in the comments. It’s thick….like slime….and just as brainless.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

        Uber-Epic-Monumental-Defcon-1 Strategic Trumpian Trolling, honed and forged at the foot of The Master VSGPDJT.

        Is it any wonder Dems are exponentially outmatched by this President and his team?

        Liked by 1 person

        • Ma McGriz says:

          Baby I’m tellin’ ya he’s got ’em surrounded.

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          • gda53 says:

            This was the guy who was pounding on the table in front of Mueller in early 2018 demanding that he tell the American public that he had found NO collusion.

            According to Greg Jarrett, the WH team of lawyers were seriously concerned about Mueller’s state of mind at that time.

            Now we know why.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Just as a point of reference…..

      That is on average over 258,000,000 searches per month in 2017

      Wray came on board as FBI Director Aug 1, 2017

      So 42% of the year was under Wray.

      Also wish someone would tweet Connie back and see if she has 2018 data to see if they went down significantly or just kept plowing forward?

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      • Bogeyfree says:

        Sorry missed the decimal point should have been 258,000.000 per month but still a huge number.

        3,100,000 searches is equal to 1.25% of ALL adults in America

        The population of DC is around 700,000

        The population of the entire state of Maryland is only 5.7 million

        Around 8,600 per day or 358 per hour on average.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      Is what they are desperately trying to hide and cover up IMO because if 2017 had 3.1 million searches can you imagine 2015 and 2016.

      Someone should chart this for each year starting 2009 to present. Time for another FOIA request Mr. Fitton.

      IMO The coup on Trump was the cover up effort of massive spying, data collection and other sins.

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    • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

      PLEASE everyone refresh….the 2017 landscape. Pompeo: CIA, Rogers: NSA, Tillerson: State. Sessions THEN Rosenstein: DOJ. Comey THEN Wray: FBI.

      Wray. Funny, Trump almost never utters his name.

      Instructive in contemplating these searches.

      Dear Lord, please protect our President. He has NEVER been in more danger.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Can’t wait for Sundance’s thread on this one!

      Again for reference there are 31,577,600 seconds in a year which means…….

      They were doing a search EVERY 10 seconds ALL YEAR LONG!

      Let that sink in for a minute.

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  47. decisiontime16 says:

    Newly minted AOC penny..

    Liked by 4 people

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