April 8th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1175

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1,186 Responses to April 8th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1175

  1. Reserved55 says:


    • starfcker says:

      Dan, you moron. That’s not a tweet from “a writer at the Atlantic.” That’s George W. Bush’s speechwriter. See the problem?

      Liked by 2 people

    • Guyski says:

      Can’t really figure out that Dan Crenshaw?


    • Beau Geste says:

      I’ve been reflecting on the power of chinese propaganda on US Companies which own almost all of the ‘news’ media. Comcast owns NBC/MSNBC. Disney owns ABC. CBS is owned by Viacom, with massive movie and entertainment businesses. CNN is owned by AT&T’s Warner Media a worldwide entertainment conglomerate.

      The need to fight PDJT, who is pro-United States politically and economically, may explain some, or much of the “entertainment conglomerate-owned news media hatrid toward PDJT. It may be fear or concern about chinese and other country retaliation.

      In any event, our “free press” should not be concentrated in a few giant companies dependent on the good graces of foreign governments which hate us.

      The antitrust laws used to prevent monopoly and oligopoly ownership, even in a single city. The political bribers stopped that.

      The big digital companies are being investigated by the FTC, the DOJ Antitrust Division, and the States’ Attorney Generals (of which Texas may be a leader?) I drafted this letter as a start. If many people send such letters to the antitrust authorities, perhaps the antitrust laws can be enforced or modified to create a “free press’ of the type needed for a free country?
      I started with Comcast, because it blocks OANN, which offends China and competes with Comcast’s NBC-MSNBC

      Any revisions, suggestions?

      Mr. Brian L. Roberts
      CEO, Comcast
      Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Boulevard
      Philadelphia, PA 19103

      Ian R. Conner
      Director, Bureau of Competition
      Federal Trade Commission
      600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      Washington, DC 20580
      E-Mail: antitrust@ftc.gov

      Makan Delrahim
      Assistant Attorney General
      U.S. Department of Justice
      Antitrust Division
      950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      Washington, DC 20530-0001
      E-Mail: antitrust.ATR@usdoj.gov

      Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
      300 W. 15th Street
      Austin, TX 78701
      E-Mail: communications@oag.texas.gov

      Dear Mr. Roberts,
      This is to request that Comcast add OANN cable news to its list of basic cable channels.

      Comcast appears to be protecting its NBC and MSNBC news businesses by preventing competition. Also, Comcast may be monopolizing by agreements with apartment and condominium groups, which require residents to pay for Comcast, even though they would prefer AT&T, Verizon or another common carrier which DOES not block customers from OANN.

      News and “Press” companies protected by, and necessary to functions of the First Amendment, should not be concentrated and owned by entertainment companies which depend on income from foreign ‘entertainment’ and other revenue sources such as China which are politically antagonistic the United States and threaten companies for perceived negative coverage. Comcast should divest, or be divested of, its news and press holdings.

      There is no legitimate reason that Comcast, which is effectively a Common Carrier, should block US Citizens from viewing OANN, except to protect its NBC news business from competition, and to prevent retaliation from foreign countries against Co, while paying and carrying news channels supported by foreign revenue.


      Liked by 2 people

      • pyromancer76 says:

        Great letter. Both Common Carrier issues and antitrust laws are addressed. I especially liked that our news-media companies should not be owned by entertainment conglomerates. Break ’em up.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. listingstarboard says:

    Sorry if this has been asked and answered already, but has anyone heard how the voting went in Wisconsin yesterday? have not seen anything about it.


  3. Reserved55 says:


  4. Eaglet says:

    So THEY want single payer healthcare. They want us to stand in line for food. They want to tax the shit out of us for climate. Not to mention they will tax us all that work to pay pay pay mean while the illegals get a pass. They don’t want us to drive a car and they want to kill the elderly off. Gov run utilities to control consumption. tV only will offer gov stations. Lawlessness which is ok? What have I missed.


    • JC says:

      They want to murder preborn or newly-born babies so that they can indulge themselves as they wish and continue to reduce the population to more manageable numbers.

      But other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?


  5. Reserved55 says:

    Liked by 1 person

  6. ALLAN CRAIN says:

    Dear faint-hearted and Chicken Littles (I don’t think we have many on this blog).
    All is lost. Quinnipiac Poll just announced that Joe Biden is now 8 points ahead of VSGPDT.
    How can they remain in business as legitimate pollsters. They cannot be any more discredited.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Guyski says:

    Feeling guilty? 😟

    Since the real expensive stuff is made in Italy by chinese workers.

    Designers forgo their multi-million dollar salaries for a year.



  8. ralf1947 says:

    Got my dates wrong on Passover. My bad.


  9. Reserved55 says:


    • Mike Robinson says:


      He won’t be.

      Hillary Clinton.

      “The Rematch.™” Exactly as all of us clearly saw in 2016.

      The Democratic Party, Inc.™ clearly represents “the entrenched, fully-corporate, Political Establishment.” A corporation that now believes that it can seize offices through election fraud … trusting Nancy to hammer-through “write-in ballot” exceptions to cover for the now relatively-few cases where the electronic machines might actually be auditable.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Joe may be their best looser, they can say,
        “ Trump only won because our candidate came down with dementia, at the last minute.”


      • Winky says:

        Time to use wieners laptop as insurance Hillary will lose. I doubt she wants all that to come out. It should anyway..perhaps she might finally be held accountable for all her crimes.


      • cjzak says:

        It could be her or it could be another like Cuomo. Joe is not going to be the candidate imo and I think we all agree on that. Any poll that has that confused old man with all the corrupt baggage he carries beating Pres. Trump is nothing but a very bad joke. Can’t stand Biden but he is being deliberately used up right in front of us. Interesting that all the Ukraine corruption that the Biden’s are in the middle of has completely dropped off the radar. Will it come up again after we recover from this crisis?


      • dallasdan says:

        I doubt it. She had her turn and blew it.


    • The state is never wrong!


    • In U.K. Daily Mail no less ( major TDS story every day ) has article that exposes this WHO guy , not a medical doctor , public health communist / leftest bureaucrat from Eithopia and China lobbied ( read bribed) to get him elected in 2017 and has been paying off Eithopia with billions in aid and he is their toady . And Remember he is Dr Fauci’s bosom buddy ( said so at a Press briefing ) Unbelievable VSGTRUMP can smell a rat from any distance .

      Liked by 5 people

    • CountryClassVulgarian says:

      When did President “attack” the WHO?


  10. Outerlimitsfan says:

    Iceland was smart and tested 5% of their entire population. Of those tested 1% were positive and 50% of them remained asymptomatic.

    Let’s look at their stats which I think are important since they decided to test a significant amount of their population.

    1586 positive cases. 6 deaths…..559 recovered….Mortality rate 0.37%

    Seems to be much lower mortality than others because so many asymptomatic who were unaware were included. Still significantly higher than the seasonal flu(except really bad flu seasons) but nowhere close to the dreadful statistics of the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. trapper says:

    Chicago to begin checkpoint stops to ask drivers why they are out. I recall when Illinois passed its seat belt law, all the legislators promised that it would only result in tickets in accidents. Of course, now there are seat belt roadblock stops. Now those will be joined by :”purpose of travel” stops. I don’t like where this is headed.


    Liked by 1 person

    • Papers, may I see your papers?
      Just hold the up against the window.


    • Beau Geste says:

      Illinois is the State with its major University declaring that math is racist.

      Get out of this fascist state t if you can, before the police stop you, and before they tax you, literally, to death, and confiscate/tax your property and IRA/401k assets away.

      Illinois roadside safety check to search for illegal MATH.


    • mr.piddles says:

      “I think I left the gas on in my meth lab.”


    • Anne Nock says:

      Our 4th amendment rights were lost years ago when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of DUI checkpoints.


  12. Perot Conservative says:

    Add a 10% CORONA TAX on China, with new revenues explicitly directed to pay off new Treasury Debt?

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Perot Conservative says:

    Oh yeah, Gavin Newsom is going to give money to illegal immigrants.

    How much of the State Surplus will he blow?


  14. sunnyflower5 says:


    • thetrain2016 says:

      Strange. RBG survived the same deadly cancer. ObamaCare?


      • listingstarboard says:

        Would love to know what meds and treatment RBG receives.


        • Deb says:

          One thing on her side is age. Cancer cells grow very slowly when you are an older person. My husbands grandpa was on his 80’s when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer, the doctor said at his age it would take 10 years to progress, and the chemo would kill him much more quickly than the cancer ever would. He ended up passing away from an entirely unrelated infection.


        • thetrain2016 says:

          It’s definitely not managed by an ObamaCare assigned hospital in Arkansas.


  15. RobD says:

    Dan Bongino covering for Mark Levin. First hour is great so far. But if you listen to his podcast you’ve heard the points before he’s making again.

    And he’s right!


  16. Patriot1783 says:

    Rest in Peace Linda Tripp.
    Monica Lewinsky is alive because of you.


    Liked by 2 people

  17. OhNoYouDont says:

    Last updated: April 08, 2020, 22:47 GMT

    Worldwide Coronavirus Total Cases: 1,508,224
    (1,423,738 4/7/2020 @ 22:13 GMT)

    Worldwide Coronavirus Active Cases:
    April 08, 2020 – 1,090,402 Currently Infected Patients
    (1,040,257 4/7/2020 @ 22:13 GMT)

    * 1,042,384 (96%) in Mild Condition (992,346 4/7/2020 @ 22:13 GMT)
    * 48,018 (4%) Serious or Critical (47,911 4/7/2020 @ 22:13 GMT)

    Worldwide Coronavirus Closed Cases:
    April 08, 2020 – 417,822 Cases which had an outcome:
    (383,481 4/7/2020 @ 22:13 GMT)

    * 329,542 (79%) Recovered / Discharged (301,623 4/7/2020 @ 22:13 GMT)
    * 88,280 (21%) Deaths (81,858 4/7/2020 @ 22:13 GMT)


    Last updated: April 08, 2020, 23:01 GMT

    US Coronavirus Cases: 426,659 (394,278 4/7/2020 @ 22:14 GMT)
    US Coronavirus Deaths: 14,632 (12,717 4/7/2020 @ 22:14 GMT)
    US Coronavirus Recovered: 22,233 (21,571 4/7/2020 @ 22:14 GMT)
    US Coronavirus Tot Cases/1M pop: 1,289 (1,191 4/7/2020 @ 22:14 GMT)
    US Coronavirus Deaths/1M pop: 44 (38 4/7/2020 @ 22:14 GMT)
    US Coronavirus Total Tests: 2,199,120 (2,061,612 4/7/2020 @ 22:14 GMT)
    US Coronavirus Tests/1M pop: 6,644 (6,228 4/7/2020 @ 22:14 GMT)


    Last updated: April 08, 2020, 23:01 GMT

    USA State; Total Cases; (New Cases); Total Deaths; (New Deaths); Active Cases; (Tot Cases/1M pop); Deaths/1M pop; (Total Tests); Tests/1M pop

    Michigan; 20,346; (+1,376); 959; (+114); 19,318; (2,043); 96; (50,332); 5,055

    Pennsylvania; 16,239; (+1,294); 310; (+60); 15,795; (1,270); 24; (98,538); 7,704

    Indiana; 5,943; (+436); 203; (+30); 5,726; (895); 31; (30,869); 4,651

    Ohio; 5,148; (+366); 193; (+26); 4,955; (442); 17; (50,838); 4,367

    Kentucky; 1,346; (+197); 73; (+8); 967; (303); 16; (21,620); 4,869

    West Virginia; 483; (+71); 4; (None); 479; (264); 2; (12,859); 7,030


    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      …and 4.5 BILLION are still alive in the world.

      …AND 330 MILLION are still alive in the USA


      • OhNoYouDont says:

        Please understand that President Trump was the individual who Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak on March 13, 2020.

        On March 29, 2020, President Trump was also the individual who extended that order through the month of April.

        Without extension, the United States will be under this National Emergency for 7 weeks.


  18. Robert Smith says:

    “…“They all did well. They seemed to reverse their symptoms in a day or two,” said Tsamasfyros, who said he “absolutely” believed the medication was working.

    “If they’re drowning, you either pull them out of the water or at least throw them a rope to come out,” he said while explaining his decision to prescribe the medication.

    Although hydroxychloroquine has been promoted by President Donald Trump, who called it a “game changer,” other medical experts are far more cautious, warning against its potentially deadly side effects and limited research on its effectiveness against COVID-19…”



  19. sunnyflower5 says:

    Liked by 1 person

    • Zorro says:

      POTUS is doing a good job with the voter fraud message but his staff needs to provide him with a very well composed message and examples of known and potential fraud. The subject is way too important to leave to off the cuff remarks.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. jeans2nd says:

    #DemExit is trending on twitter.
    And this time, it has nothing to do with Brandon Straka or Candace Owens.
    The Socialist democrats are doing this to themselves. What fun!
    Bernie Bros are kickin’ butt everywhere. Even Dr Jill Stein has joined in, welcoming all to the Green Party.

    Pres Trump warned on Monday this would be a rough week. Pres Trump was only half correct this time.
    We Deplorables are having a Grand Old Party Time!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. thedoc00 says:

    Interesting phenomenon on TV these days. Given every other one of life’s dangers and maladies is on vacation as CV-19 is on the job per the CDC, the only other mention of diseases or other dangerous situations in life are the commercials by the ambulance chasing lawyers who want to sue the crap out the perpetrators of those maladies. Gee maybe another “anecdotal” cure for CV-19 nobody considered, a lawyer.


  22. gabytango says:

    Is it true that Twitter is saying Kamala Harris is Biden’s VP pick??


  23. Mr. M says:

    Hello, Treepers! I was wondering if any of you or Sundance could tell me what ever happened to the meeting that William Barr was suppose to have I think on or around March 31st?

    Liked by 1 person

  24. I hope so
    Did anybody notice how shiny and greasy Gretchen Whitmer’s face and forehead are in recent photos? I asked my wife about this and she said it was a bad makeup job and that she needed face powder to remove the shine.
    You would think that someone seeking the the V:P. would have some attention to detail. She looks like shit.


    • OhNoYouDont says:

      All politicians learn to ‘read the polls’.

      COVID-19 numbers don’t lie …


      Total Cases – 20,346
      Tot Cases/1M pop – 2,043
      Total Deaths – 959
      Deaths/1M pop – 96

      Total Cases – 5,148
      Tot Cases/1M pop – 442
      Total Deaths – 193
      Deaths/1M pop – 17


  25. Mike Robinson says:

    Gentlebeings …

    The very simple reality of the immediate situation is that “our beloved POTUS” has – along with the leaders of many other countries (including one that is now still in the ICU …) – made an executive decision that he must now … and, forever … Own.

    Will he … “take the easy way out, throw all his advisors under the bus, and say?”

    No, I don’t think he will.

    “The loneliest Office on planet earth …”


    • thedoc00 says:

      Wake up Mike, its called a reopening transition team, that may already be working in the background. Nobody needs to be thrown anywhere. There is a polite way to move the “experts” out of the lime light (way) by giving them another “important” job with thier title intact and background “consulting” role in the “reopening effort”.

      Try thinking a little while wringing your hands together and working through your prayer beads. We know he owns it and is working to break the cycle.

      The only way one of these doctors see the Greyhound is if the foolishly resist instead of taking the way out offered.


  26. Reserved55 says:


  27. Troublemaker10 says:


    • Richie5Angels says:

      Well, now, the doctor on the Laura Ingraham show confirmed everything I’ve been saying for the last few days on these threads about the fudging of the death tolls….WE NOW KNOW THEY ARE OVERSTATED….AZ, what say you???????? WHAT SAY YOU, AZ?????? for those of you who fought me, insisting I was wrong or that it was a conspiracy theory, …….I wish I could meet you all face to face and give you a piece of my mind….biggest hoax on history…


  28. bessie2003 says:

    With San Bernardino County in California ordering everyone to wear a face mask of risk being denied service and a county in Colorado issuing orders of wearing face masks or face a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail –

    has anyone else noticed how quiet the ACLU has been lately?

    Did they file for bankruptcy or close down their business and no one told us?

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Mo says:

    Laura Ingraham just had an interesting guest on her show. The gentleman is a Medical Doctor and Senator who when discussing the way Doctors have been instructed to record deaths of people with the Covid-19 stated that he thinks the number of deaths is grossly over reported. He also stated that Medicaid has notified hospitals that if they admit a patient with Covid-19 they will be paid $13,000, & if that Covid-19 patient needs to be or is put on a Ventilator they will receive $39,000.

    More reasons to be against Hydroxchloroquine and to rip off the taxpayers. FUBAR


  30. km says:

    Finially a excellent family movie coming to Amazon April 17th called My Spy. Hope it is not to expnesive to watch. Well be nice the whole family can sit around again for fun movie night.


  31. JCM800 says:

    RIP Linda Tripp.


  32. Mo says:

    Laura Ingraham just had an interesting guest on her show. The gentleman is a Medical Doctor and Senator who when discussing the way Doctors have been instructed to record deaths of people with the Covid-19 stated that he thinks the number of deaths is grossly over reported. He also stated that Medicaid has notified hospitals that if they admit a patient with Covid-19 they will be paid $13,000, & if that Covid-19 patient needs to be or is put on a Ventilator they will receive $39,000.

    More reasons to be against Hydroxchloroquine and to rip off the taxpayers. FUBAR


  33. jx says:

    In late October 2016, less than two weeks before the presidential election George Papadopoulos, denied to an FBI confidential source that the campaign was involved in the circumstances surrounding the hack of the Democratic National Committee’s email system, calling the idea “illegal.”

    CBS News has now reviewed the transcript of the conversation between Papadopoulos and the confidential source working for the FBI, and has published key excerpts below.


    Liked by 2 people

  34. Duke Taber says:

    Nevada’s Governor just violated the 1st amendment right to freedom of religion.
    Sisolak closes sports facilities, worship services to fight coronavirus


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