January 13th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1089

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  1. Grandma Covfefe says:

    — * USA * 🇺🇸 —-” The Year Of KAG ” —- 🇺🇸 * USA*—

    Tomorrow is Trump KAG Rally in Milwaukee, WI at 8pm ET (Tues, Jan 14)
    15 more days til >>>>>>>>>>Willdwood, NJ on Jan 28, Tues at 7pm ET

    🦅 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…..
    —————–
    🌟 “As for me, Lord, may my prayer to you come at a favorable time.
    God, in the abundance of your gracious love,
    answer me with your sure deliverance.” 🌟 -— Psalm 69:13
    ————–—
    ***Praise: President Trump is ‘America First’ Master Troller
    ***Praise: 5 Biggest Victories President Trump Delivered Last Year: Better trade protections for American workers, More conservative judges, Border security and immigration reform, A stronger NATO & A defeated, depleted, and decapitated ISIS (KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE)
    ————–
    🙏 Pray:
    — for protection and safe traveling for President Trump & FLOTUS as they travel to LA for the College Football Playoff National Championship (Dep Wh 4:10pm ET, game at 7pm CT, ***Arr back at WH Tues Morn 1am ET)
    — the Game in LA remain respectful, peaceful and safe during President Trump’s visit
    — for our military in the Middle East and elsewhere
    — for demented Speaker of the House and her thugs to lose power of manipulating the truth–she resides in a world of insanity— Psalm 34:21: “Affliction will slay the wicked, and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.”
    — protection for White House, AF1 Planes, WHMU & Pres Trump’s properties
    — Presidential Candidate Democlowns, to continue to fumble, jumble, mumble, stumble, grumble, crumble..then diminish….pouf….poof– 16 down 13 to go….POOF!
    — for USA Election Integrity, Voter ID, Paper Ballots, catch voting fraudsters
    — Protection for: USSS, Military, ICE, Border Patrol, LEOs, BP Horses/dogs
    — for Guardian Angels protecting all our borders–air, land, sea
    — for safety for WALLbuilders as they go back to work building new WALLS
    — for Mexico to honor their promises to President Trump about invaders/cartels
    — for Iranian, Hong Kong, Taiwanese Freedom Fighters and elsewhere
    — for protection/healing for all American children/youth and our young Landen
    — *🇺🇸* America First *🇺🇸*

    🦅 “Over the last three years, under my leadership, our economy is stronger than ever before and America has achieved energy independence.”
    — 🇺🇸 — Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America — 🇺🇸 —
    👌 —-Treepers’ Prayer Warriors Post for Monday, January 13, 2020 — 👌
    Countdown: 295 more days…. to “4 MORE YEARS” Win

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  2. Stillwater says:

    ***Today’s WeBuildTheWall / Fisher Industries posts***
    (Previous posts: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/01/12/january-12th-2020-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-1088/comment-page-1/#comment-7740753)

    – – – – – –
    Sunday night update – 1/12/20

    – Drone video from Project 1.
    – A couple photos from Project 1.
    – Misc. tweets.

    – Nothing new from Project 2 yet.

    – – – – – –
    ***Praise: 👍 (11/20/19)… DHS Secretary Chad Wolf & CBP Chief gave a huge endorsement to WeBuildTheWall while visiting Project 1. CBP Chief called it a “Game Changer”. It’s the only time CBP or DHS have ever endorsed a wall builder.
    ***Praise: 🧱 (12/2/19)… Fisher Sand & Gravel was awarded a $400M border wall contract to build 31 miles of wall in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Yuma County, Arizona.
    (Fisher receives $268M of this $400M project)(Estimated contract completion date is Dec 30, 2020.) (2 days of posts here & here.)
    ***Praise: (12/4/19)… Brian Kolfage & his family were given the opportunity to visit the White House.

    ***Praise: Fisher Industries and crews were able to keep working on some aspects of Project 2 from the Dec. 5th hearing (while still working within the limits set by the Temporary Restraining Order) up through Dec 12th, after which they agreed to stop until Jan 4th, the day after the amended TRO expired.
    ***Praise: (Jan 3)… Although Judge Crane extended the TRO another week to Jan 9, he lifted/removed section 8b from the TRO so that Fisher may now continue to shave, grade, or cut the riverbank.
    ***Praise: (Jan 9)… Judge Randy Crane lifted/removed the TROs from both the Federal government’s lawsuit (on behalf of the IBWC) and the North American Butterfly Association’s lawsuit (on behalf of Marianna Trevino-Wright’s National Butterfly Center) against Fisher Sand and Gravel Co.
    🧱 Fisher plans to start installing bollards on Sunday (Jan 12) and complete wall construction 8 to 10 days later.

    ***Praise: (Reported on 12/11/19)… Although WBTW doesn’t have $50 million for Project 2, as a result of the success on Project 1, investors have united to come together to secure that stretch of the border on Project 2.
    ***Praise: 🔍 (Reported on 12/18/19)… Senator Kevin Cramer was able to complete his in-depth review of the USACE procurement process and send a letter with his findings and recommendations to President Trump on 12/6/19.
    ***Praise:🇺🇸 (12/22/19)… Brian Kolfage was awarded Patriot of the Year award by Turning Point USA at their Student Action Summit for his work with WBTW in helping to securing our border.

    🙏 Prayer for the work crews. 🙏
    Heavenly Father, we pray in Jesus’ name:
    – for safety for the work crews as they work on Project 2; that they would be able to start wall construction (if they haven’t already started Sunday, Jan 12) and continue uninterrupted (w/ no new TROs) until completion (~ 8 to 10 days later).

    – that the DoD IG’s office audit of the $400 million border wall contract which the USACE awarded Fisher Sand & Gravel would show everything is fair and above board; that the swamp in DoD and USACE wouldn’t be able to corrupt the process; & that Fisher would be authorized to proceed with the project as planned.
    – that Rep. Warren Petersen’s (R-AZ) bill,HB 2084, making it easier to build border wall on private property in Arizona would get passed.
    – for the bi-national summit with the Mexican IBWC and American politicians that WBTW will be hosting; for open lines of communication/understanding; that WBTW/Fisher Industries would learn what they need to know to facilitate the sign off and approval of their projects by the Mexican IBWC.

    – for 100% safety/health/guidance/direction for the work crews, security personnel, legal team, CBP, DHS, Army and all involved in Project’s 2, 3, and other projects.
    – that work would go smoothly with continual, innovative improvements in method/process/efficiency and quality of construction; and with transitioning as they scale up capacity(manpower, equipment, etc.) to build larger projects
    – that there would be no outside interference (cartels, IBWC, courts/judges, protesters, swamp, etc.) and that if outside interference takes place that it would only work toward WBTW/Fisher Industries/USA’s benefit (exposing corruption, raising awareness, fundraising, etc.)

    – that Project 2’s wall will prove that WBTW/Fisher Industries can rapidly complete large sections of wall, with a superior build, at the lowest price
    – that this wall would prove that the design is sound and they are able to safely and effectively build it on a large scale in the Rio Grande Valley (Project 2’s “water wall” design is the first border wall that’s ever been built inside the flood plain)
    – that the federal government would provide funding for WBTW to build 250 miles on Private Property in Texas

    – that the Government would purchase all of WBTW’s projects so the funds can be rolled into future projects and Fisher Industries will be able to scale up with additional equipment and manpower as needed.
    (This, in addition to ongoing fundraising from public/investors, will allow WBTW/Fisher Industries to continue to self fund projects, build their reputation/resume, while they continue to pursue other avenues which could lead to government contracts down the road.)

    🌟 “The more that a broken system tells you that you’re wrong, the more certain you must be that you must keep pushing ahead. Because it’s the outsiders who change the world and will make a real and lasting difference. Nothing worth doing ever came easy. Treat the word impossible as nothing more than motivation.” ~ President Donald J. Trump 🌟

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    • Stillwater says:

      Tweet with drone video from Project 1. – (1:20)

      Brian Kolfage: @webuildthewall behind the scenes!
      El Paso project — look at the smuggling path running about 30’ from wall. Thousands of illegals crossed here weekly before our wall!

      Q: I’m in the Panhandle, but we’ve seen a huge influx from the border here as well. Build the wall!
      Brian Kolfage: Me too

      Q: Nice but not tall enough?
      Brian Kolfage: Don’t need height when you have a smart wall. It stops the common person, funnels them to port of entry. Anyone trying to cross will be immediately apprehended.

      Q: I don’t know why Trump hasn’t retweeted you guys. His son is involved with you too. Just imagine the donations with a We Build the Wall Trump Tweet. Must be something with optics or Bannon. I don’t know, but I will keep on supporting as long as you keep on building.
      Brian Kolfage: Optics 100% we have spoken numerous times to the president about everything.

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      • WES says:

        Hi Stillwater:. Was hoping for Sunday update but reality of first day back after a long shutdown is everything takes time to gear back up and get things running smoothly again.

        This is normal on any construction site. Also same goes for suppliers and subcontractors too.

        But we know once forman Mike gets all his ducks walking in the same direction the wall will just about build itself!

        Compared to the first wall site, this one is very flat and allows for more continious staging of construction since nobody is in anybody’s way. Machinery and supplies can be placed exactly where they are needed without interrupting existing work flows.

        I would not be surprised to see between 1500 feet to over 2000 feet of wall go up per day! Even over 2500 feet per day is possible!

        Hopefully we will soon see some time lapsed videos of amazing high speed wall construction!

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        • Stillwater says:

          I suppose we have to give them a few days. 🙂
          I’m curious about how fast they can build it as well. I remember doing a bunch of number crunching after Fisher’s 2nd demo day in April to see how fast they could build.

          BorderReport article said “With his patent-pending system he can “put up 40 feet every 20 minutes”. (each CAT carries a 40 foot section) (vs. 56 feet wide which the previous standard hanger carried. ~ 8ft. wide panels X 7 panels fully loaded)

          – The have 6 excavators. I seem to recall reading that each hanger for project 2 carries a 40 ft. wide section. (vs. 56 feet wide which the previous hanger carried. ~ 8ft. wide panels X 7 panels fully loaded)
          – 6 CATs X 40ft./CAT = 240ft. per pour.
          – 2 to 4 hours cure time. (Project 1 was 2 to 2.5 hours but cure time probably varies day vs. night)
          – Assuming they are working 24/7 I’m not sure how many pours they can get in a day.
          – After they detach the CATs from the previously poured sections, each CAT has to then secure a new load of bollards from the unit that is holding up and properly spacing the individual bollards at an angle.
          – If they only have one of those stationary units the each CAT will have to wait it’s turn to pick up a new load.

          Just a few of the variable I can think of.

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          • WES says:

            Hi Stillwater:. Because project one was built on a slope they couldn’t use the 56 foot panels and we’re reduced to 40 feet or sometimes even less as the slope angle increased.

            I expect Fisher will be able to use the 56 foot panels on this flat land. This could mean over 300 feet pours. Assuming just 100 feet per hour could mean 2400 feet per day!

            The real trick is once you get the first set of panels up and concrete poured, is to keep the flow of concrete trucks steady. Then once the first panel’s concrete sets, then the 1st cat releases it’s panel and then picks up the 7th panel set and positions it. Once that is done then the 2nd cat releases it’s panel and picks up the 8th panel and positions it.

            Now you have a smooth flowing wall assembly line going! Naturally at first wall building is slower because you need to learn what your real world issues are and then try to improve and adjust things accordingly. (i.e. How long it takes a cement truck to cycle, etc.)

            After a couple of days then everyone on the crew knows what to expect and paces themselves accordingly. Trust me these professionals will strive to break every previous day’s progress the next day!

            And any part of the crew holding things up will catch shit from their fellow crew members!

            These guys and gals are members of a team and team spirit comes into play!

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            • Stillwater says:

              I remember Fisher only using 5 panels (40 ft. wide total) on some steeper parts of Project 1.

              – The 40ft figure I reference was from a recent BorderReport report article covering Project 2 where Tommy Fisher gave the reporter an extensive tour of the site. But maybe the reporter just misheard Tommy and it is 56ft wide per section.
              – These bollards are spaced wider at 5 inches apart. I think the bollards themselves are 6 inches. I haven’t counted them to see if they add up to 56ft. per section like the individual 7/8ft. panels added up to.

              – I see what you mean about 1 CAT detaching at a time to pick up it’s load. I was thinking that all 6 CATs more or less cure at the same time. I assume each trench for each CAT has a divider though I wasn’t sure how long it takes to fill a trench. If there is a enough of a delay between each trench curing then the cure time itself wouldn’t be a bottleneck.
              – But if they all cure at the same time then the CATs are still waiting (either at the trench or somewhere else) while the other CAT is getting reloaded.

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            • starfcker says:

              Great post, WES. Obviously you’ve been around a construction site or two.

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        • Stillwater says:

          continued…

          Okay, so from the photo below it looks like Fisher has at least 2 stationary units. So 2 CATs can be securing a new load at a time.
          Photo: https://www.borderreport.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2020/01/IMG_7760.jpg?resize=1536,1152

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          • WES says:

            Stillwater:. Tommy Fisher made sure assembling 40 or 56 foot wall panels would not be a bottleneck! He wants a smooth flowing wall assembly flow! It always flows best when nobody appears to be in a rush! I can see 2000 feet of wall per day being possible!

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            • Stillwater says:

              You’re probably right. They did say 8-10 days. Just trying to work out the details.
              8 days ~ 2,310 ft. per day.
              10 days ~ 1,848 ft. per day.

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              • WES says:

                Yeah, and both figures are less than 100 per hour!

                So yeah turtle express!

                Got to allow for coffee and donut breaks too! No construction crew can operate without these two vital ingredients!

                Hell, they will even drink yesterday’s coffee, sitting all night, if they are desperate enough! Or hung over!

                Hey, some of them guys/gals like to work hard, then party hard!

                Once foreman Mike sees this, he will quickly stop thinking he is working them too hard!

                Happened to me once in Tonapah, Nevada. I ran my crew 12 – 14 hours a day in the hot sun!

                These supposedly tired boys then spent the night at the local cat house! I was too dead!

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                • Stillwater says:

                  I’m just glad the crews don’t have to deal with all the dust like they did with project 1. It looks like maybe it might not be as hot or dry either by the river but I could be wrong.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Thanks for letting us know they talk to The Boss about everything! Being a builder I bet he loves this project.

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    • Stillwater says:

      Misc. Q & A tweets

      Q: I do a monthly donation not huge but accumulative.
      Brian Kolfage: we raised $3mil off $5 donations. every little bit makes a big impact

      Q: WOW! THIS WALL IS IMPENETRABLE! NO ONE COULD EVER GET THROUGH THIS DEFINITIELY NOT POROUS! (video)
      Brian Kolfage: And they were arrested… I don’t see thousands of pregnant anchor baby beating women climbing

      Q: Are the actual contractors who are actually building the wall getting any tax breaks, you know taxpayer dollars by another name?
      Brian Kolfage: It’s a normal construction job. We pay a contractor

      Q: Yay for wasted money!
      Brian Kolfage: Yeah for protecting America

      Q: Sure, sure. It’s not like the technology to defeat walls hasn’t existed for thousands of years.
      Brian Kolfage: no wall is impenetrable. its not meant to do that.. the walls coupled with technology slow people down and alert agents so they can manage the situation easily. That’s why castles had walls in medieval times, walls work. The israeli wall is 99.9% effective since it went up in 16.

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      • TexanInFL says:

        I absolutely love this part of your posts. It’s funny and uplifting to see Mr. Kolfage take on the snowflakes and the great supportive comments.

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        • Stillwater says:

          Glad you like them TexanInFL ~ 🙂
          I usually just post most of his tweets about the wall or border. He had a bunch of tweets on the VA in the last couple days and also many on the situation in the Middle East which I didn’t post as I try to keep the posts here focused on the wall.

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    • Stillwater says:

      Brian Kolfage retweet.

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      • Yay!!! I just went to WBTW website and donated $75 and I get an autographed copy of POTUS 46 Donald Trump Jr’s book Triggered. I am so thrilled. Help build the WALL and have an autographed copy of a book written by a future POTUS!!!

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        • WES says:

          Less than 100 miles of wall built in over 3 years! About 30 miles per year! Or 2.5 miles per month! Or 0.8 miles per week!

          What a sick joke governments are! Amry Corps are totally corrupt!

          WBTW will soon have built 4 miles of wall in a few weeks! Not only faster, but better, and for less than half the cost!

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          • Dutchman says:

            I’ve come to the conclusion there is no part of the Federal government, that I am confident is NOT corrupt.

            Horrible thing to say, but its true.

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            • WES says:

              Dutchman:. The only numbers I am missing are how many billions of dollars it cost per mile of wall built!

              Obviously the money for walls not built, were spent in the government’s money laundromat!

              Using this sick metric, the laundromat was a huge success, by government standards!

              Sort of like how many gallons per mile a tank gets!

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              • Dutchman says:

                The change DJT recently touted, shows clearl the excesses of the regulations; 5, 7, 10 YEARS to get a project approved, and for a simple road!

                Rediculous, and wide spread. Its like him (rightly) touting the VA accountability act. It should extend to ALL areas of Federal workforce.

                Caught violating law, stealing, soliciting bribes, abusing taxpayers your supposed to serve, gross insubordination, etc.?

                You’re FIRED.
                CONGRESS created the bloated Federal workforce, and the laws that “protect” them from being fired.

                Every ill in our society can be traced to CONGRESS; either action or inaction.

                And all the corruption leads DIRECTLY to the Capital bldg., as well.

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                • annieoakley says:

                  Congress is one huge Country Club. Stand in front of cameras, attend some meetings go on vacations, travel the world and tell the people who elected you and pay your salary + any expense you can dream up, “Who cares what you want?”.

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                • Dutchman says:

                  You describe what HAS been.
                  But, we are about to SHOW them exactly “WHO should care what WE want?”
                  Sit down, strap in and HANG ON, cause we,are in for one HELL of a ride!

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            • Bob says:

              Yes of course you are correct Dutchman…but We the People let it happen, while the communists undermine our Country. Now we need to run them off and bring our Country and it’s most envied life style.

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              • Dutchman says:

                Ultimately, yes. We got complacent.
                We thought we has consigned Conmunism to the ashheap of history, along with naziism.

                All we did was defeat hitler and USSR.

                Meanwhile it simply retrenched, rebranded, and shifted to a new state sponsor. China.
                They built on the infiltration of a century, and just redoubled their effort.
                And they ALMOST pulled it off.
                And then came US, and Trump

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            • Jim in TN says:

              Bureaucracy is corrupting. While it is corrupting to those it deals with, it is most corrupting to those within it.

              That is true for any country. And for any organization. It has been true for millennia.

              It is sort of a gross perversion of the Three Musketeers’ “All for One, and One for All”.

              Even ombudsmen, people hired to represent your side, end up taking the organizations side.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      I don’t think she’s a fan, but let her say that if she wishes.

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      • burginthorn says:

        She donated her winnings to the Australian Bush Fire Appeal.

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Let me put it this way……..Did anyone ever watch her play?

        She is “not” sportsmanlike.

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        • donna kovacevic says:

          Gunny66, Yes I am a tennis freak and have seen that witch play, nasty, breaking rackets. I want to give a huge Bravo to Team Serbija for winning the ATP cup in Sydney Australia. It was exciting the fans. serbian there were electric and the boys beat Spain and Nadal. How beautiful to watch even at 2.30 am. I digress sorry but PDJT mentioned Serena, so I will mention my Novak Djokovic.

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    • litlbit2 says:

      After exposure of the Ukraine Romney, Biden, Pelosi etc family employment plan with wages paid selectively paid by USA taxpayers. Does anyone wonder what the Obama Administration family employment salaries were/are from the cash for Iran fly in?

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    • Patrick Healy says:

      But but Mr Heinz Beanz said just the other day there was not a whiff of corruption in the 8 year reign of Mr O’Bama.
      Like Nancy and Sleepy Joe, John is a Catholic in “good standing” who would never tell a lie.
      Right?
      Should I confess my sins of doubt?

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      • Jim in TN says:

        That is like asking a refinery employee if it smells bad.

        Living and working in the middle of the stank of the most corrupt administration ever burns out the olfactory senses.

        Besides, Al Capone always publicly declared his innocence too. Heinz-n-Lurch was a part of the stank long before Obozo increased his capacity to grift off of American policy and American taxpayers.

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    • dallasdan says:

      Good idea, Rudy, on the motion to dismiss, but McConnell will not allow it because he wants the trial to happen (ref. “I’m going to play it straight.”).

      It will occur in spite of being a constitutional farce that delays indefinitely the business of the Senate and gives the Dems and msm the opportunity to create and promulgate an unending stream of negative propaganda for use against the President prior to the election.

      JMO

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    • Beau Geste says:

      Exactly ! Shifty and nancy should explain their (denied” “whistleblower” setup, communications foreign ukranian “campaign contributions” and family payoff “jobs” -cough- paul pelosi – cough ….
      nancy knows where all the illegal “campaign contributions” went.

      The crooked FISC judgs chould also be subpoenaed.

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  14. mr.piddles says:

    We’re just under two weeks into the new year…and I already feel like I need a little breather. Gotta pace myself. This year’s shaping up to be a real doozy.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Zero credibility to David Kris and he who must not be named that appointed him.

      When applying for government jobs prior experience is considered a plus on applications.

      It is clear that it is major problem along with the spouses working in other governmental positions as some sort of payoff.

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    • Beau Geste says:

      The crooked Star Chamber secret court needs to be “fired”. Their only duty is to protect civil rights. But the judges secretly selected for this secret court actually enable illegsl spying, as a complete failure of their only duty. They were forced by Admiral Rogers to admit that 85% of the spying on their watch is illegal. Chief judge collyer (from a no-name law school) signed a phony deceitful warrant on low-level target carter page, knowing it authorized political spying on the entire Republican Party and its Presidential candidate/President. She knows there was no “probable cause” to spy on the GOP and the President, yet she has not withdrawn her fake FISA Warrant or disciplined the lying FBI/DOJ. The fake FISA was extended illegally 3 times, to keep up political spying, yet the FISC continued to completely fail its only duty of protecting civil rights to control a FBI/DOJ known and proven to lie and cheat.

      The FISC must be eliminated. If not, the current judges should be removed, and new judges appointed who pass a lie detector test that they are not dishonest, willful deniers of civil rights under color of law 18 USC 242. There must be an adversarial process, but this court has functioned with a collaborative, aid-and-abet spying process. A public defender office needs to be established, staffed and fireable by the Office of the President (eg its Counsel) to represent the defendants, with authority to subpoena records and testimony/cross-exam of DOJ/FBI witnesses to make a permanent record, move to discipline crooked DOJ/FBI personnel, appeal to the FISC appellate court and Supreme Court, report crooked judge behavior to the President, Congress and Supreme Court.

      Because of its constitutionally-disfavored secrecy and lack of defendant representation, this court must be held to a higher standard than any other court. But they have a lower standard of behavior. Any honest federal court would protect the integrity of its proceedings by discipline of lying and withholding counsel and perjuring witnesses, and immediate withdrawal of Orders tainted by misbehavior. But not this FISC court This is an evil political spy-enabling court IMHO, as demonstrated by its effective ongoing acceptance of political spying/spying-contractors, its refusal to severely discipline massive misbehavior, its lack of “curiosity” about political spying, and its stunning refusal to withdraw its fake FISAs, and its knowing appointment of a biased amicus.

      Hopefully Durham has surveillance Warrants on the FISC judges (going back to 2012) and is investigating them for willful denial of civil rights of the entire Republican Party and President under color of law 18 USC 242. The coup would have been stillborn without the FISC issuance and multiple extension of fake FISA Warrant and its knowingly deceptive trickery of “2-hop” spying to the President by a sneaky secret court that surely thought “she would win” and their fake spy warrants would never be discovered. Maybe a willing FISC was the famous coup “insurance policy”?

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      • G. Alistar says:

        Beau, key word in this brilliant albeit lengthy post….”Hopefully”. Hope is not a method…..the POTUS and AG Barr must impose their will on these corrupt deep staters.

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        • Beau Geste says:

          GA,
          Sorry I was pressed for time so sent a sloppy first draft.

          The FISC is hiding behind a defense that they were “tricked” and deceived.
          But like IG atkinson, they were either complicit, or incredibly incompetent in failing their only responsibility – they were appointed to protect civil rights of unrepresented citizens against the known spying abuses.of the government.

          We know the FISC judges refuse to withdraw their tainted FISA “nunc pro tunc ” (now as then) , thereby continuing to protect the illegal spying done under their fake warrant on CIA/FBI agent page, who they know was falsely claimed to be a russiann spy.. Astoundingly, we know they refuse to discipline deceit and perjury in proceedings within their secret court against unrepresented GOP political defendants. Even completely incompetent judges who are honest would withdraw tainted Orders and punish perjury and ethics violations.

          So they must be removed, and should be investigated for willful violation of civil rights of the entire Republican Party under color of law 18 USC 242.

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    • Mr. President..fire Kris *ss and do not forget Wray too…

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      • Bubby says:

        I don’t think he can Kris was hired by the FISA Court and is an attorney in private practice for use by the deep state as a fixer!

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    • aisheschayal says:

      It’s going to be interesting. Pelosi evidently firmly against Sanders, possibly plotting against him. Sanders and Warren are total commie wackos- besides illegals and the spoon fed want all for nothing recent grads or still in college kids, who is really going to vote for them. Biden the crook and at this point mentally challenged is not even a possibility. That leaves Bloatberg trying to buy the nomination. My guess is he will be the scum that rises to the top of the pond.

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  17. citizen817 says:

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    • Yep! The Founders of our country were, after all, “Englishmen.” Therefore, they full-well understood the evils of “maladministration.” They therefore intended that a public official could only be impeached for an actual crime – a thing for which (s)he would “still face indictment, trial, conviction and punishment” in an actual Court of Law.

      Furthermore, they specifically intended to forbid the exact thing that “the Democrat Witch Hunt” unquestionably is: a “Bill of Attainder.”

      Therefore – the Senate should never(!) “give credence to it.” Indeed, “if they do, there will be holy Hell to pay.” The Lawfare Lawyers™, having sensed that they have been “given an inch,” will now proceed to “take a mile.” Over the course of the next 52 weeks, the House of Representatives will now make it their exclusive business to “pass” more than 104 separate “Bills of Attainder,” and to demand that the Senate must “try” each and every one.

      Because this is the Lawfare, Inc. strategy: “the Law is a weapon of war … it means whatever you want it to mean … as long as it means that you get your way.”

      “Have you had enough, yet?”

      Liked by 12 people

      • I’m surprised I’m the only like on your post so far. Lawfare is certainly looking at every inch and thus taking a mile.

        Because this is the Lawfare, Inc. strategy: “the Law is a weapon of war … it means whatever you want it to mean … as long as it means that you get your way.”

        Well said.

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    • Payday says:

      It looks like PT has decided just tossing the articles in the Senate is the best path.

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    • dallasdan says:

      Yep, and McConnell is the linchpin allowing it to happen.

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  18. citizen817 says:

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  19. mr.piddles says:

    Question: “Why are there so many idiots in the world?”
    Follow up: “Should I be concerned?”

    “The CEO of packaged meats company Maple Leaf Foods took aim at President Trump over the downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet by Iran on Sunday, blaming the U.S. for destabilizing the region and inflaming tensions with Tehran.”

    https://thehill.com/policy/international/477930-canadian-ceo-blasts-trump-over-downed-plane-in-iran-i-am-livid

    I think this bloke ate a bad batch of Pimento Loaf. Went right to his brain.

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    • Robert Smith says:

      Here’s a pro-tip – travel to places like Iran and your safety is not guaranteed.

      Is the CEO should feeling guilty he is working his MLF colleague so hard that he didn’t get the chance to die with his family?

      Action list for McCain:
      – have the Canadian government do something then.
      – tell Canada to punish the US by dropping out of the USMCA.
      – Start burning American flags in Canada – you might have problems doing that in Iran right now
      – or, just shut up

      Since I never heard of this company, they tout themselves as “The World’s first Carbon-Neutral Food Company”. The SJW/PC is strong in this one:
      Maple Leaf Foods
      @MapleLeafFoods
      Maple Leaf Foods produces a variety of protein products under leading brands. We employ approximately 12,500 people & proudly do business in Canada, US & Asia.

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    • i'm just sayin'.. says:

      baloney…..

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    • J says:

      All you need to know about this guy is that his company produces halal meats. F*** this woke POS and his company that is complicit in the destruction of Western Civilization.

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    • Sunshine says:

      Something/somebody else motivated him into posting such a Trump-demeaning rant and it’s not the Iranian shootdown. Yes, he does hate President Trump but why voice it on a Sunday evening?

      Very recently, the Court ruled that the USA-requested extradition of Huawei’s female representative in Canada is legal. China is very upset with Trump. Also, Trump has indicated that he wouldn’t fully trust a country that uses the Huawei 5G network. Canada is still mulling its options on this issue.

      Last year, China carried out a 4-month ban on Canadian meat exports & Maple Leaf was greatly affected. Although unspoken, the ban was retaliation for the Huawei issue. China had asked Canada to put the Huawei gal on a flight back to China instead of keeping her on house-arrest awaiting extradition.

      Finally, Maple Leaf CEO McCain is interlinked through indirect family connections to Canada’s Finance Minister, Bill Morneau.

      I guarantee you it’s not the Iranian shootdown of the Ukrainian flight that motivated his Sunday night anti-Trump rant.

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  20. citizen817 says:

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  21. millwright says:

    On a more local topic, ( albeit one with national implications ), the VA legislative session is due to open 1/13/20 and the ‘ hot button ‘ is firearms . According to a Mr. Roberts in Sunday’s American Thinker YouTube ( i.e. Google ) is already blocking access to VA dot gov sites for pending gun bills.
    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/youtube_blocks_links_to_texts_of_virginia_antigun_bills.html
    If Google/touTube is going to work at a state level its reasonable to expect a far greater effort on the national scene throughout 2020.

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    • Bill says:

      millwright, for those interested in keeping up to date on the anti-gun efforts by the Democrats now in control in Virginia, check out the Virginia Citizens Defense League website. informative and up to date.

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      • J says:

        The January 20th “lobbying day” coming up has disaster for our side written all over it. It is setting up similar to Charlottesville.

        https://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2020/01/you-cant-fix-stupid.html

        Rather than sending in armed Patriots who will be susceptible to agents provocateur (antifa, perhaps LE), organize within your sanctuary counties. Create an unassailable local Patriot Force. Link up with like-minded counties nearby. A model for the rest of the country.

        Im worried about Jan. 20th.

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  22. citizen817 says:

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    • Payday says:

      Very Interesting story. In the early 80s, I was in my late 20s and worked in sales for 5 years on Chicago’s south side. I had an account across the street, and a couple buildings down from Drexel on 39th st. Right across from the El Rukn Mystic Temple. Only went there a few times, but I remember it was a surreal experience. I was young and naive back then, but it was right at the time this story took place.

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      • Payday says:

        To be honest, I had accounts all across those south side streets, and I was unintimidated and very successful down there. But that corner did give me the creeps. And with all the craziness that happened down there…today I wouldn’t even drive around it.

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  23. Sentient says:

    I think Biden got plastic surgery so he can disown his pro Iraq War votes by claiming he’s an entirely different person.

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  24. citizen817 says:

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  25. citizen817 says:

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  26. Robert Smith says:

    Trump Is Completely Remaking A Law Enviros Often Use To Stymie Oil Pipeline Construction

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/01/12/trump-is-completely-remaking-a-law-enviros-often-use-to-stymie-oil-pipeline-construction/

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  27. DebbieSemms says:

    It’s sometimes frustrating to see indoctrinated leftists unable to recogise the truth even as it stres the in the face. Here is an excellent video on Marxist indoctrination from a KGB defector that explains it well. I highly recommend watching it.

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  28. starfcker says:

    Glad to see Matt Margolis on PJMedia pick this up. Question remains, who made this selection? https://pjmedia.com/trending/dont-expect-much-out-of-fisa-reform-look-who-was-picked-to-oversee-the-process/

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  29. Donzo says:

    Wow! 8 week subscription to WaPo on Amazon for only $.99. As I’m moving out of San Francisco I considered purchasing for cheap packing material until I realized it’s a digital subscription.

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  30. hawkins6 says:

    I’ve been wondering if Rep. Gaetz is reclaiming some of his lost supporters.

    I’d like to see this fracturing of support heal but he still seems to be glad he voted with the Dems. I don’t know why a smart man like him doesn’t realize that after several major Dem hoaxes intended to ruin P Trump, his supporters are on edge when it comes to a Republican going against embattled Trump’s minimal pleas for support. Matt also did not answer Hilton’s question about why he would vote against Trump over a meaningless Pelosi agitprop gimmick resolution rather than make his same points elsewhere.

    Matt’s voice has been a valuable tool in the Trump arsenal and I hope he can reclaim his place. He should have realized that the Dems will use his vote to ruin him and Trump if they could.
    ie. The gloating WaPo article with an alleged WH staffer claiming the WH would not be returning the Florida Republican’s calls, texts, “smoke signals or his kneelings in the snow,” could be one example. I hope a group hug is on the horizon rather than a permanent break. it might take a Trump tweet….
    I couldn’t find Matt’s full interview link.

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    • Payday says:

      The law of holes is appropriate here. When in a hole…stop digging. I like Gaetz, but quit explaining and admit you screwed up. I’m willing to give you one get out of jail free card.

      Liked by 5 people

    • fangdog says:

      I will not be able to trust Matt Gaetz in the future. Gaetz has a flaw in judgement, rationale and common sense. Had me fooled all this time, but now I know the truth about Gaetz. As far as I am concerned Gaetz is a “dick” no different than all the other Trump supporters who turned-out to be “dicks”.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Raffaella says:

      I used to love him. I even donated to his campaign in December. I was shocked when he voted with PIGlosi. I just cannot forgive him. I will always wonder what was his motive.

      I am done. He will not have my trust again.

      Liked by 6 people

    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      Gaetz is just another Fraud in the mould of Ryan, Rubio, Romney, and Amish. They say all the right things to get elected but bit by bit they reveal themselves for what they truly are.
      There is nothing in the least bit genuine about Gaets. He is a smarmy slick salesman. The republican party is chock full of them.
      I cringe when I here people here praise these shysters.

      Liked by 8 people

      • lolli says:

        👍lp1
        Yep. Keep in mind Gaetz thinks Rubio would be a great SOS. Lol.
        That kinda leaves me thinking that Gaetz is hooked up financially with little Marco, and explains his dissenting vote.
        Gaetz, “vote your conscience”, sounds like booger eater Cruz at the convention.
        Now, they assume we will forgive and forget if they can put enough spin on it to leave doubt.

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      • CountryDoc says:

        He’s too smart to make a mistake like that. Somethings wrong. Keep your eye on the ball, but also in the bushes/swamp for evil lurking therin. He’s either under attack, blackmailed, threatened, or succumbed to money. He’s young, but not that stupid. This was not worth wasting his vote and voter capital for. It was a test.

        We the People must be more organized. Education of the populace, enough to make Thomas Jefferson comfortable, requires grassroots grassfire. Most of the fire setting tools have been hijacked by the left. We will have to get out of our comfort zones. Must learn to make money in ways that give us freedom to carry the message.

        The enemy is on the paycheck of the government, and pays its messengers well to keep the gravy flowing, but many are waking up to their own enslavement and addiction to the dole, the victim role, the martyr role. True martyrs don’t seek to be maryred. They have a passion to win. They preserve their ability to fight. They are wise about it.

        Gaetz is not showing that wisdom that he should for his level of experience. He bears very close watching, and maybe needs support, and careful checking for bogey’s who have him in their grasp. Maybe he needs help, maybe he needs cut lose. He needs passive and active watching, and vetting.

        But we need clear standards

        Liked by 3 people

    • CountryDoc says:

      It just makes no sense. Why waste a vote, especially one that makes you look so bad, on a vote that supposedly amounts to nothing other than a show of support that you’ve already given.

      Liked by 5 people

    • freespeechfanatic says:

      He blew it. At some level he knows it.

      Liked by 5 people

  31. Laurie Walker says:

    Being in complete opposition to the extemely needy, and I have nothing to offer Harry, how about this, you ungrateful pos.

    The president’s address starts at around 1:13:00

    Liked by 2 people

    • be says:

      Megan, trashy quitter, Markel now you are going to ruin Disney?
      Had your big production called a wedding, got in between the brothers, disappointed the Royalty no more thrills there so now you are moving on to Disney and bashing America.
      Go back to England live in the bed you made there.

      Liked by 4 people

  32. flame says:

    Muslims rally in Times Square calling for an Intifada in America
    https://israelunwired.com/muslims-rally-in-times-square-calling-for-an-intifada-in-america/?fbclid=IwAR1MkwI21PITxSbdCpv3af_NbGHaW539DGtQOYaUii3SXwaepYsYBlisqXQ
    Started against Jews and Israel and finish with call for an Intifada against all Americans.

    Liked by 2 people

    • InAz says:

      They should be identified and deported. And if any have USA citizenship, it should be stripped.
      But we know that will never happen.

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  33. Troublemaker10 says:

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  34. convert says:

    Well, the new week begins, with Dems destroying American peace of mind with their impeachment/coup. Ugh. Here’s my crazy thought for the day: shouldn’t Pence be absolutely outraged that the Dems/media seem to be totally excited about making him President, because they evidently believe either 1. He’s actually a Lib. Or 2. He’s such a wimp or idiot that they can control him. ???

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  35. spoogels says:

    “If The US Does That, It’ll Lose Iraq Forever” – Trump Threatened To Cut Off Baghdad’s Access To Its NY Fed Cash

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/if-us-does-itll-lose-iraq-forever-trump-threatened-cut-baghdads-access-its-ny-fed-cash

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  36. spoogels says:

    Carter Page Says FBI’s SpyGate Is “Just The Tip Of The Iceberg”, Hints At Future Legal Action

    Is he a good guy or a bad guy?

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/carter-page-says-fbis-spygate-just-tip-iceberg-hints-future-legal-action

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  37. spoogels says:

    Ex-Marine Impersonates Trump Security Member, Gets Arrested Heading Towards Marine One

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ex-marine-impersonates-trump-security-member-gets-arrested-heading-towards-marine-one

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  38. Troublemaker10 says:

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  39. Troublemaker10 says:

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  40. spoogels says:

    Don’t do it!

    Bannon sounds alarm to Trump on Pelosi’s SOTU ploy: Wait until you are acquitted!

    https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/12/dont-do-it-bannon-sounds-alarm-to-trump-on-pelosis-sotu-ploy-wait-until-you-are-acquitted-875064

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  41. lawrencepaul1 says:

    The whole thing is a fraud from top to bottom.

    Facebook Glitch Reveals Greta Thunburg’s Father Posting As Teenage Climate Activist
    https://www.theburningplatform.com/2020/01/12/facebook-glitch-reveals-greta-thunburgs-father-posting-as-teenage-climate-activist/

    Liked by 3 people

    • The Boss says:

      Greta’s father is (constructively) her pimp. He’s a sick POS, which makes him a perfect leftist. I suspect the mother is little better.

      Liked by 2 people

      • lawrencepaul1 says:

        Why would she be any better though?
        They are both socialist activists.
        If she had any decency she would not allow her child to be brainwashed used the way that she is.
        All of this pap is not going to end well for that kid in my opinion.

        Liked by 5 people

        • The Boss says:

          You are so right. Heaven forbid parents let their kids be kids. I recall two high school classmates in particular who were pushed by their liberal parents since at least junior high school to “stand out”. Both went to college as socially awkward, nervous wrecks. But their idiotic, elitist parents were so proud…of themselves.

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  42. Dora says:

    This sounds like a threat to me!

    Liked by 6 people

    • Ausonius says:

      “Trump won’t be president next year “one way or another” ”

      Where is the outrage?

      Well, nowhere, because such a threat – whether caused by arteriosclerosis or not – is irrelevant to the DEMS and the MSM, when it is directed against President Trump.

      Liked by 1 person

    • CTH Fan says:

      They have to keep another impeachment going. That is the only way they can keep their evil faces in top billing in the news.

      Pelosi has a desperate need to be in the limelight at all times. Unfortunately for the Dems, watching a woman who is devoid of all semblance of sanity and taking half the country down that dark place with her, including the media, is driving the party to lose enormous numbers of supporters. However, they may find they get top billing for a very different reason in the future.

      According to the stats given after each rally, there is a constant 20% of the audience, or more, who are Dems attending in support of the President. Registration for Republicans is soaring. So many people who did not vote in 2016 are registering and are now on board the Trump Train.

      As the President so often says “We will see what happens”.

      God Speed Mr. President. God Speed to your protectors.

      Liked by 2 people

    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      An empty one though fortunately.
      The only thing that could possibly stop Trump is the Federal Reserve not the democrats, and even that looks less likely by the day.

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    • be says:

      Nancy you are wrong. You won’t be speaker next year.
      Can’t wait until November to vote you out and our great President Trump in.

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  43. The Boss says:

    Here’s an interesting leak to NBC…
    Count on the left and MSM to make a mountain out of this irrelevant mole hill.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/13/trump-authorized-soleimanis-killing-7-months-ago-with-conditions.html

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jason Ross says:

      It’s absolutely disgusting to see the U.S. media coverage morning. CNN’s banner headline quotes Iran govt saying Trumps Farsi tweets are vulgar. Also an article on a Canadian CEO blaming Trump for the airliner crash. Flip to BBC where their lead story is an investigation into the live fire that has been directed at Iranian protestors over the weekend. If you stuck to U.S. media you wouldn’t even know that happened!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      And so freaking what, would be my response to CNBC.
      The president as per usual was probably being pressured by Bolton and the neocons to go after Soliemanis and said only if he kills an American. Well he tried to. Dumb move on his part if you ask me.

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  44. linda4298 says:

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    • freespeechfanatic says:

      We’ll see. One, Hewitt is regularly wrong about most things, and two, we’re in uncharted waters in terms of precedent of the event and the pathological mentality loose in our politics. Be prepared for the unexpected.

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  45. Ausonius says:

    $140 Million spent by Bloomberg on his campaign, and right now in Iowa, 3 weeks before the (in)famous DEM caucuses there, he barely registers at 1%. Steyer, the other billionaire, has spent c. $60 million so far, and has 2% .

    So, if that stays at the same rate, Bloomberg would need $1.4 Billion just to reach 10%!

    I suspect that they are doomed to fail: old, rich BILLIONAIRES – who are not 110% Socialist/Communist – would seem to be anathema to the under-40 DEMS drooling at the possibility of a Leftist Paradise.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lawrencepaul1 says:

      The dems are in the same position that we were in in 2008 and 2012.
      They are up against voters who are enthusiastic about their candidate and highly motivated to get to the polls, while they are being asked to vote for people that it is impossible to be enthusiastic about. All the money in the world will not buy these guys a personality.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Somebody says:

      Nah, it’s a caucus. They have loads of money, take a tip from Obama and bus in some goons. Obama won every caucus state in 2008, that was a big part of his strategy, he had the biggest bullies.

      Liked by 1 person

      • H.R. says:

        But there are two billionaires with the money to hire goons. If you’re right about Steyer and Bloomberg hiring goons, might that result in a gang fight?

        This could be the most interesting Dem primary season in years.

        More interesting is that the Dems are guaranteeing a brokered convention so it doesn’t matter what, or how well, the candidates do in the primaries.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Zydeco says:

      $200 million spent on campaigning could go a long ways helping the “little people” these guys claim to care about.

      Liked by 1 person

    • George Connolly says:

      Bloomberg is not running as a Democrat, he has NO chance to win their primary, that is why he isn’t clamoring to get into the debates. He is running to gain recognition to run as a third party splitter in the general. He will do just well enough in a few states to claim legitimacy to run in the general. Bloomberg’s plan is to syphon off votes from President Trump, sounds crazy I know. That said, I am confident Team Trump has a plan for this contingency.

      IMHO, Team Bloomberg is invested heavily in China/Iran and needs President Trump out of office to such an extent that the 1.4 billion would be considered a necessary and wise investment.

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