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12 July 2018

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Don Bessee

One can only hope!

Let me repeat that, so it can sink in: Maxine Waters could be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020.
Ok, let me blow into a breathalyzer, take a drug test and get psychologically evaluated before I say it a third time: Maxine Waters could be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020.
How is it possible that a radical congresswoman, who was just called “un-American” by the leadership of her own party for encouraging viral confrontations with Trump administration officials, could win the presidential nomination of a major American political party?
It’s easy. Mad Max is the only one dancing to the beat of the “Resistance,” and her album is about to go platinum.

https://www.dailynews.com/2018/07/11/could-democrats-nominate-maxine-waters-for-president-answer-yes/

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George Rebane

DonB 1253pm - Mr Bessee, do you consider it possible/likely that a blue groundswell could rise and sweep Mad Max into office (a la the moral equivalent of the red groundswell that swept Trump into office)?

Don Bessee

If the po' ol' putin party parrot is looking for putin cuddlers he should start here -

Just weeks after stepping down after losing an election in the fall of 2005, Schroeder became chairman of the shareholders’ committee of Nord Stream AG, a consortium led by the Russian state-owned Gazprom, building the pipeline.

The announcement sparked charges of conflict of interest and unethical behavior in German political circles – and prompted the late U.S. Senator Tom Lantos to label him a “political prostitute.”

https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/trump-draws-attention-controversial-role-putin-friendly-former

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Don Bessee

Dr. R, It could well have the exact opposite effect, pushing independents, dem labor voters and moderates into voting republican. Open boarders, amnesty and socialism poll very poorly with those demographics. Add those to the R base and Trumps rise with the Hispanic community and that really could be a red tide trigger. Bat shit crazy will play well in SF, LA, NY, Seattle, Oakland and the other usual suspects wont fly in fly over country. Can we say electoral college? We know shrillary can.


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Don Bessee

Meanwhile the R's are hauling in record cash from every direction -

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/07/12/congressional-leadership-fund-paul-ryan-brings-51-million-quarter/777255002/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Thursday the numbers have improved, and he now thinks Republicans will keep control of the House in this year’s elections
The Wisconsin Republican, who is retiring at the end of this year, said the GOP has checked off the items it needed on its to-do list, and that’s left the party in much better shape.
“I was not confident in 2017. I’m confident now based on all the numbers we’ve seen,” he said at the Economic Club of Washington.
Key to the change, he said, was the GOP’s ability to pass a major tax overhaul in December.
Mr. Ryan said that bill is actually doing better than they’d expected in terms of the budget, where scorekeepers had predicted massive deficits.
“The growth is coming in better and faster,” Mr. Ryan said, pointing to April’s monthly tax intake, which was the highest in the nation’s history.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/12/paul-ryan-confident-gop-holds-house/

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scenes

Somewhat related to your post, but worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0eJK4Avk2M

Fair warning. It's 1+ hours of a guy on stage. Not bad as these things go.

Todd Juvinall

Income inequality? Sorry that is a contrived socialist meme that I have never bought into. If people want more income, work more. Invest more. Get off your ass and do something. But what do the commies do? They sow chaos and convince the idiots that have only one microwave oven that they are being denied the second one by some rich guy. Anyway we should stop using the left's terms and defeat them at every opportunity.

Bill Tozer

Venezuela has a solution to social problems and so do we.

https://www.facebook.com/lastamericapatriots/photos/a.235087906641439.1073741826.235086849974878/1096426573840897/?type=3&theater

Don Bessee

Not a monolith -

A coalition of black pastors held a press conference on Thursday at the National Press Club to push House Speaker Paul Ryan to censure Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) for encouraging people to confront members of President Donald Trump’s administration.
The coalition is a network of some 800 pastors from across the country representing two million African Americans in their congregations.
“Her call to extremism based on where another American citizen works or with whom they associate must be sternly addressed by Speaker Ryan,” Star Parker, president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) said at the press conference. “An apology is not enough.”

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/12/black-pastors-call-for-maxine-waters-to-be-censured-for-inciting-mob-rule/

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Don Bessee

As if the socialist are listening to these guys -

A group of moderate Democratic lawmakers sounded the alarm Thursday over the party's shift to the left, saying the embrace of ultra-liberal policies could endanger their efforts to capture Congress in the November midterm elections and the White House in 2020.
“The next two years is just a race to offer increasingly unrealistic proposals, to rally just those who are already with us,” Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, told a gathering of like-minded centrists at a strategy session in Washington. But with a far-left agenda, Coons warned, “it’ll be difficult for us to make a credible case that we should be allowed to govern again and easier and easier to mock and marginalize us.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/07/12/moderate-democrats-push-back-against-wild-eyed-leftward-lurch-party/777600002/

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George Rebane

DonB 1003pm - this is a good comparison to asses the timbre of our leftwingers. From their strident comments, they clearly are not in the category of moderate Democrats. However, there is nothing we should do to encourage them to temper their wrath, for the more they convince their brethren to similarly emote their convictions, the better off will be the country in November.

Don Bessee

Ooops , we did not really mean it but we do mean it, wait, what do we do now!!

As analysts point out, if Democrats vote against the proposal and kill it, it undermines their word. If they earn enough "yes" votes, Republicans could turn the issue and tie all Democrats to the crisis at the border.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07/12/dems-who-drafted-bill-to-abolish-ice-now-say-theyll-vote-against-it.html

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Todd Juvinall

Is that the same "John Kerry" strategy of I voted for it before I voted against it? The left was on display yesterday defending the man who was part of their outrage about the Clinton defeat. They are simply transparent "opportunists". Red wave coming.

Robert Cross

Is the 'red wave' the Russians destroying the US using their pal trumpski? Interesting that the republicans and commies are both reds...

Todd Juvinall

Trump and Theresa had a great press conference together this morning. The scumbag reporter from NBC, a babe, was so disgustingly disrespectful I wanted to slap her upside the head. Trump handled her ridiculous "statement" very well. Called her and NBC fake news and worse than CNN. Trump was great and of course, the press won't report it as we know.

BoobieC, red wave will destroy what is left of your dopey party that seems to be self destruction. Hell like your hero Strkc, I can smell you liberals a mile away at Trader Joes.

scenes

RobertCrosski: "Interesting that the republicans and commies are both reds"

Hang on, I thought the Republicans were Hitler. Ya gotta get yer craziness straight here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO1f9EZ-0uw

Sweet.

George Rebane

RobertC 936am - What's interesting is that you of the Left don't know that the red/blue convention was invented by a very ignorant journalist about 10-15 years ago who had no idea that red has always been the color of the Left. For convenience the rest of the lamestream idiots started using the assignment, and the rest is history. Forever red has been the color of America's enemies in the military exercises, including NATO, and it still is.

Don Bessee

Counter revolution starting?

The woman detailed her account in the ad, titled "Watch your backs — nobody else is." You can read the entire ad above.
"The San Francisco city fathers and those who should be held accountable for our public safety have for years let us down by catering to the lowest common denominator," the ad says. "We, the tax paying, responsible contributing members of society have had our quality of life as San Franciscans seriously compromised, dangerously so."

http://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-woman-homeless-crisis-full-page-ad-2018-7

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Bonnie McGuire

Any intelligent person should be able to recognize that the economic reality of a nation comes with free enterprise and those who produce and deliver everything we the people need. Even our pretend to know it all government enriches themselves by taxing these productive people.

Bonnie McGuire

George R 3:24
You're so correct about the changing colors. Because I've been watching the crap so long I've developed a sense of humor about it cuz it's the same o crap that's fooled people over and over. Ya never know what the mail will bring, but today's mail brought this e tertaining cideo that gives some onsite about what goes on. It's fantastic, and so damned funny. Pretty much what I noticed too. Common sense. Especially interesting are the questions and answers following.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q7HDewUG6A&feature=youtu.be

Don Bessee

Haven't the media learned to not F&(k with the Mad Dog?

“That was fascinating. I love reading fiction, so it was stimulating to read it,” he said sarcastically. “I find out that while I’ve been with you in full transparency on the airplane with you watching what’s going on that I’ve been in damage control.”
“It must have been the most pleasant damage control [I] ever could have imagined with the level of unity of purpose that we experienced there. So anyway, people are entitled to their own opinion, even if it’s not facts-based,” he added.
NBC News has also reported recently that Mattis was increasingly “isolated” within the White House. Shortly afterward, Mattis said he was working closely with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and had lunch with the president at least twice before going with him to the summit.

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/14/mattis-nbc-news-report-on-pentagon-doing-damage-control-after-nato-fiction/

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Gregory

GR 324pm
"What's interesting is that you of the Left don't know that the red/blue convention was invented by a very ignorant journalist about 10-15 years ago who had no idea that red has always been the color of the Left."

I do not believe for a minute that was an ignorant choice.

scenes

The witness appears to have been turned. Oopsie.
https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1017874254799495168
https://twitter.com/RepMarkMeadows/status/1017897850007703555

So much for electric cars. Burn the witch!
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-07-14/liberal-meltdown-furious-libs-outraged-after-elon-musk-revealed-one-top-republican

Bill Tozer

Bonnie @ 9:04 pm

Thanks. I have never watched much of Edward Klein previously, but it answered questions I had concerning his sources and their reliability. Let them tell you how important they are, lol.
Interesting that HRC is back in the news. Yes, I remember well the questions circulating around about naming one accomplishment she had done after 8 years in the Senate and four years as Sec of State. But, the real question the video left me with again, is what does Hillary stand for? Klein referenced her having no morals, per sources in the Obama White House. During the Lewinsky Affair pundits said Bill Clinton was amoral, but no morals takes My Gal to a different level.

She certainly has the victimhood mentality and preaches it well. To bring this conversation around to a relative topic of Ruminations, “But the reported high numbers are a necessary part of the Left’s victimhood narrative to maintain the plantation.”

https://www.facebook.com/RowdyConservatives/photos/a.254420818025296.63999.217926015008110/1369863003147733/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/RowdyConservatives/photos/a.217983685002343.55586.217926015008110/1367739206693446/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/lastamericapatriots/photos/a.235087906641439.1073741826.235086849974878/1098501250300096/?type=3&theater


Robert Cross

George 3:24 --"Forever red has been the color of America's enemies in the military exercises, including NATO, and it still is." I would say that holds true. A Republican Party that panders to the wealthy is the enemy of the American people.

Bill Tozer

Re: Dems final solution to immigration.

Been pondering immigration as a Democrat agenda. The immigrants from India are not a reliable voting block, neither are the Chinese. Immigrants that have been here for a generation or two usually no longer become a reliable voting block for the party of America is Bad. The Italians, the Irish, the Catholics, the Germans (the largest ethnic group in America)....all, once they have established roots, have gone their own ways and not in lock step. The real melting pot. Even Mexican-Americans voted 30% for Trump.

Thus, one (moi) must conclude is the “America is Not Exceptional” Democrat Party must seek out and bring in new immigrants that are fresh off the boat, so to speak. Ones with no ties to America. The new wave of unemployed, unskilled, uneducated, dependent class of immigrants (Central Americans, Somalis, Haitians) are the reliable voting block the Dems must bring in to refresh their appeal and necessary for their survival. The assimilated immigrants (legal immigrants) do not bode well for a single party takeover of America, land of the free and home of the brave.

The single party State of CA is a good example. What, something like 117 languages are spoken in LA’s public school system...or was that 116 foreign languages that are the students’ primary language.

Interesting to note concerning the recent hullabaloo over separating children from illegal and criminal parents is a dilemma for HHS. Before the reunion can happen, HHS asks how will the parent support the child in their custody. Same thing CPS would ask here in Nevada County concerning the child’s welfare. The answer is: welfare! The taxpayers! The dependent class!

Without the dependent class and the mantra of victimization drilled into the heads of every single Democrat voter, the Leftinistas no broad base.

George Rebane

RobertC 902am - Mr Cross, it appears that you are of the progressive bent in whose world the rich get rich be stealing from the poor and not by creating wealth through risky ventures. Is that a correct understanding? If not, then in according to your lights, how do the rich get that way, and what impact does it have on the poor?

Bill Tozer

Venezuela Del Norte.

https://patriotpost.us/cartoons/26345

Todd Juvinall

BoobieC, I bet you are a Kardashian fan and wannabe so stop the BS.

Robert Cross

George 9:34 -- Try investigating issues around global income inequality and the problems that entails and see what you think. Corporate monopoly capitalism, not to be confused with mom and pop capitalism or cooperative capitalism (where companies are owned by the people who work there rather than investors) tends to channel wealth upward with less than a trickle down. The rich do get richer and the rest get poorer ore tread water at best. A quick look at income statistics and buying power over the last few decades is testimony to that. An equitable economic model should benefit everyone not just the investor class as it mostly does now. The current incarnation of the Republican Party strongly panders to and favors the investor class. In the long run, that is not sustainable. There will be no one left who can afford to buy the overpriced imported goods sold in the marketplace. The corporatization of American business has not been good for the average American. Ask anybody who used to own a drugstore or a grocery store or a sporting goods store or any number of formerly locally owned businesses run out of town by conglomerates.

Robert Cross

Todd: you forgot about Sponge Bob, Pinky Lee, and Captain Crunch.

Todd Juvinall

Oh BoobieC are you saying they are your role models too? Thought so. Another brainless liberal.

Todd Juvinall

Global income inequality? WOW! Who came up with that? I say all you rich liberals, the ones that exploited the poor and destitute of the planet, I urge you to walk your talk. Divest all your money and send it to the poor. Hell, every day on TV there are Sally commercials about helping the waifs of some third world shithole. So send your dough to Sally and help. But we know it is only OPM you are talking about, don't we?

Walt

Sorry Bobby, there is no such thing as "income inequality" Another myth by Proggys like you.
You will never be like Trump as long as you won't give up your welfare check.

George Rebane

RobertC 137pm - Amazing Mr Cross, directly out of the Socialist International Playbook. While you look at the half-empty glass of capitalism, I and mine celebrate the half-full version by understanding the source of wealth for the world's poorest who, before capitalism over the last two centuries, had a fraction of what they have now, and much shorter time in which to enjoy that. American capitalism is neither the cause of remaining poverty in the world, nor responsible for its eradication (although we are doing much to achieve that). However, Americans like you are totally free to reach into your own pockets to remedy the matter, as long as you don't reach into the pockets of me and mine. But, as always, that is really what all you wealth-sucking collectivists always have in mind.

Before you start redistributing wealth you have not created, I would recommend that you put your nuts on the line and start a business or two, and feel the bottom of your own savings account as you sign the front side of a paycheck.

Ricky McVeigh

We have are nuts in the line every day. It feels good.

Todd Juvinall

RMc, 228, on;y for sale on Castro Street bub.

Gregory

I was waiting for Bobby (137pm) to launch into mandersonation-style rants about the Bush and Trump crime families... Bobby... let your inner mandersonation go with the flow!

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