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Posted:Jan 8, 2019 7:43 pm
Last Updated:Jan 11, 2019 10:42 pm
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I never thought I would see a Presidential Candidate mock a Gold Star Mother .. then go on to be elected.

Another first happened tonight. Before Donald Trump began his border wall speech from the White House, television networks made a promise to their viewers … they promised the President of the United States of America would not be permitted to lie on air and get away with it …
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The Wall
Posted:Dec 30, 2018 2:43 pm
Last Updated:Jan 16, 2019 10:32 pm
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Trump shut down the government over a relatively small amount of money ... 5 billion dollars. And Dems are offering him "crumbs" … 1.3 billion. Crumbs lol, get it? Chump change ... the farm bill was 800-900 billion.

So, it's not about money ... it's about symbolism.

Building a border wall with taxpayer dollars helps to legitimize Trump's BIG LIE that Mexico will pay for it. And the BIG LIE that extorting money from Mexico is what a Christian Nation would do. The wall symbolizes what Trump stands for .. lies, hate, stupidity, bigotry, racism, "shithole nations" etc. We're not gonna have it.
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Fred Trump
Posted:Nov 25, 2018 5:14 pm
Last Updated:Nov 27, 2018 12:41 pm
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This is part of a very long article that can be found at washingtonpost/arcive, and written by ..

ALLAN SLOAN January 29, 1991

Forget the bad news -- I've found the magic cure for our problems. All we have to do is follow the path blazed by that financial genius, Donald Trump, and his father, Fred.

Donald, of course, is the one-time real estate-airline-casino mogul who has choked on the $3.5 billion or so he owes on his properties. Father Fred, who founded the family fortune, has more restraint than Donald -- and more ready cash.

And even at the age of 85, Fred is clearly much smarter than the people who run some of the nation's biggest banks: He knows better than to lend money to his son.

Fred gave Donald the equivalent of an interest-free loan by buying $3.5 million of chips from the Trump Castle casino-hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. According to an article in the Atlantic City Press, a lawyer representing Fred Trump showed up at the Castle on Dec. 17, deposited a $3.35 million certified check, bought 670 $5,000 chips at a high-stakes blackjack table, stuck the chips in a bag and left. The next day, Fred wired $150,000 to the casino and bought another 30 chips. Pretty slick.

Because Donald knew that his father wouldn't cash in the chips right away, he could use the extra $3.5 million in the till to help make the $18.4 million interest payment due on the bonds. Had he lent Donald $3.5 million, Fred would have had to get in line behind Donald's numerous creditors, and he probably never would see a penny of his money again. This way, Donald got the money he needed, and Fred got chips that he could cash in any time the casino had money on hand to redeem them. He may have cashed in some or all of them by now. Casino regulators are yelling and screaming, but they will probably do nothing but make noise.
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Trump crossing the aisle
Posted:Nov 8, 2018 12:50 pm
Last Updated:Nov 11, 2018 10:32 am
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You can't make this stuff up ..

I've never seen anything like it. Immediately following the midterm elections Trump began begging the United States Government not to investigate him. Of course Trump attached a little threat to it as well ... saying if you investigate me I won't work with you. Then Trump takes it up a notch and says, if you investigate me I'll investigate you back! And I'll investigate you to the point where the Government grinds to a halt … and I can do this because I own the Senate ... paraphrasing of course.
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Healthcare
Posted:Nov 3, 2018 11:42 am
Last Updated:Nov 9, 2018 9:22 pm
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Republicans talked nonstop about Healthcare for the last 10 years. In fact the centerpiece of the Republican Party for the last 10 years is denying and repealing Government funded Healthcare.

So Pubs, where the hell are you now! Midterm elections are here and your candidates have nothing to say about Healthcare beyond blubbering the term preexisting condition repeatedly.

Instead of talking about his wonderful economy and how it can benefit the HEALTH of the Nation Trump focuses on a caravan of immigrants who may or may not get here in a couple months and have no weapons … and why we need to hate and fear them.

The elephant in the room … Trump robbed bank and Healthcare doesn't fit in the equation. Spending cuts and tariffs are the plan for financing the trillions of dollars in tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

Your cost of living goes up. Trump's cost of living goes down.
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Merrick Garland vs the Swamp
Posted:Oct 2, 2018 1:07 pm
Last Updated:Nov 9, 2018 9:23 pm
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Anyone remember what disqualified Merrick Garland? He was nominated by President Obama as Supreme Court Justice back in Mid-March of 2016? Obama still had around 10 months left to serve as President. Republicans could have investigated all they wanted ...they controlled the swamp.

So to all the 'hair on fire' Republicans here's a thought ... 10 months.. that's 2 months short of a year. Kavanaugh's appointment vote is delayed one week. What's all the fuss?
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My take on the Kavanaugh Hearing
Posted:Sep 27, 2018 5:01 pm
Last Updated:Dec 31, 2018 12:36 pm
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Today I saw a coward … simple as that.

Brett Kavanaugh was given countless opportunities to man up … to call on the President of the United States of America to provide an FBI investigation into Christine Blasey Ford's accusations against him … to help clear his good name

Kavanaugh said no.
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Trade wars are easy to win
Posted:Sep 7, 2018 11:47 am
Last Updated:Nov 9, 2018 9:29 pm
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Trump says "trade wars are easy to win" Sure they are.

How many trade wars has Trump won? None? Are there experts in the field of international trade that agree with Trump? Is there evidence that a Nation who imports nearly everything we buy ought to start trade wars?

Harley Davidson got a big tax break, and just announced they're going to expand manufacturing overseas to beat the Trump tariffs. Others will follow. Ironic since Trump likes to mouth off about regulations.

But lets get right to it …. Trump needs tariffs to help finance his money grab. Result is our cost of living goes up.

Trump gave away trillions in tax relief to the wealthiest Americans including himself, and got nothing in the DEAL about jobs in the USA … jobs that tariffs could help protect.
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Labor Day
Posted:Sep 3, 2018 10:37 am
Last Updated:Nov 9, 2018 9:31 pm
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Fair trade not Free trade

Protect the US standard of living through tariffs. If a corporation moves its manufactories to a low-wage nation, tax it's imports to a degree that it would be less expensive to manufacture their product in the USA.
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Donald Trump's Saturday morning
Posted:Sep 1, 2018 11:29 am
Last Updated:Nov 9, 2018 9:38 pm
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USA Today

As the solemn motorcade carrying the body of Sen. John McCain made its way past the Washington monument Saturday morning, within eyesight of the White House, President Donald Trump was busily churning out a series of tweets attacking the FBI, Department ofJustice, the news media and Canada.

Trump made no reference to the senator's passing, even as the luminaries of Washington —including three former presidents — began gathering at the National Cathedral for a memorial service

Trump, who McCain pointedly declined to invite to the service, began the morning tweetstorm at 7:19 a.m., with a slap at the state of the news media just as Fox, CNN and MSNBC were beginning to roll out their wall-to-wall coverage of the day's events.

Two minutes later, the president took a swipe at Canada, which declined to sign a trade agreement on Friday, saying, "I love Canada, but they've taken advantage of our Country for man years."

After an hour's pause, at 8:26, one minute after MSNBC began its live coverage of the McCain family gathering at the steps of the Senate, Trump cranked out his third tweet of the morning. It was so long, it turned into a five-parter, long enough for McCain'smotorcade to make a brief stop at the Vietnam Memorial and all the way to the Cathedral.

The topic, on McCain's final day in Washington, D.C., involved the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. He quoted from a Friday night appearance on Fox's Hannity program by Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a conservative activist group. Fitton was discussing a Judicial Watch response to a court-filing by the Justice Department regarding wiretap warrants on Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign.

At 8:32 am., as the casket carrying McCain's body was being carried from the Senate Rotunda to a hearse for the trip down Constitution Avenue, Trump unleashed part two of the FISA tweet, this time picking Fitton's description of the leadership of the DOJ andFBI, who are both Trump appointees, as being "completely out to lunch."

During a 47-minute pause, the McCain motorcade rolled past the Justice Department building, then passed between the White House, on the right, and the Washington Monument, on the left, ringed with flags at half-staff in McCain's honor.

Silence from the Trump twitter-feed as the cable channels showed Cindy McCain, widow of the late senator, standing before a wreath in McCain's memory at the Vietnam Memorial wall. She was escorted by Trump's chief of staff, John Kelly, and the secretary ofdefense, James Mattis.

At 9:19 a.m., as Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump arrived at the National Cathedral, where they were greeted by longtime McCain pal Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Trump fired off the the third segment of the FISA tweets, with quotes on the "Fake Dossier" purportedlycontaining incrimination information on the president.

As the motorcade resumed the trip to the National Cathedral, Trump jumped back into his morning tweeting with the fourth part on the "Fake Dossier," this time including a swipe at Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, who, coincidentally was at that moment in thecathedral preparing to deliver a eulogy for McCain at the senator's request.

At 9:27 a.m, Trump tweeted a quote from conservative commentator Dan Bongino who raises the specter of an Obama administration "police state" going after Trump.

As cameras panned the cathedral gathering, including such members of the Washington elite as former presidents Obama, Clinton, and George W. Bush, along with Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Sen. Orrin Hatch, Trump nemesis Ohiogov. John Kasich, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, and even CNN anchor Jake Tapper, Trump took a break.

Trump, who tweeted from the White House, did not stay long enough to watch the McCain services from the president's mansion.

Instead, according to the media pool report, Trump left at 10:35 a.m., during the final moments of Meghan McCain's emotional eulogy to her father.

It appeared he was making his normal Saturday trek to his golf course in Virginia, despite heavy rains in the area Friday night. He was wearig a white shirt-sleeve shirt and a white hat emblazoned with his trademark slogan "Make America Great Again."

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