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19 January 2018

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Walt

Fresh meat!!
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2018/01/19/elizabeth-warren-native-american-problem-goes-beyond-politics/uK9pGOl4JBmqmRUcxTNj3H/story.html

Even the Indians don't claim her.

jon smith

If the Republicans decided to go along with the Dems there would be no shutdown. Perverse logic? Not any more than blaming Schumer alone for not negotiating. Takes two to play. Sorry.

The Republicans OWN both houses and the President's throne. Blame Schumer because they can't get their act together? Nice spin. 'Pubs own this one and no amount of word jacking will change the public's perception.

Mary Wanna

"I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall." - Trump Presidential Announcement Speech, 2015

"Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall" - August 22, 2017

The President promises a clean DACA bill - https://www.salon.com/2018/01/09/trump-promises-to-get-a-clean-daca-bill-that-republicans-will-never-pass/

The Senate, House, and President and Supreme Court are all Republican controlled.

The Democrats are doing Trump's bidding by trying to hold out for a clean DACA bill.

President Donald Trump told Fox News in 2013 that the blame for a government shutdown ultimately goes to the president.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/01/19/trump-government-shutdown-blame-sot-2013-fox-lead.cnn

But it is the Democrat's fault if the government shuts down.

#sad attempt to lay blame on Democrats for a government shutdown.


fish

Posted by: jon smith | 19 January 2018 at 03:51 PM


Sure it will.....progressive democrats set the standard for duplicity during negotiations!

.....and people are starting to figure that out!

George Boardman

Don't forget the 3 Republican senators who won't vote for the budget bill that passed the House.

Walt

Jon The sooner LIBS realize they don't run the show anymore things will improve.
Now how did that go??? Ahh.. Yes.. " Elections have consequences. Sit down and shut up".
Trump is doing exactly what is expected of him, by those who voted for him.
This is a LIB tantrum because LIBS need plenty of new voters.

Bill Tozer

Sneaking amnesty for 3.6 million unauthorized folks with no vetting at the ninth and tenth hour into a spending bill is the issue. Nothing to do with the spending bill and not urgent. You got til the last minute on March 5th, 2018 to get ‘er done. Trump gave you guys six months to pass a law to make DACA constitutional. The Supremes blocked The Dream Act, executive order style.

The Lefties got their child health care program in and the budget is all ready to be kicked down the road again. What’s the holdup?

The holdup is this: All the Progressive Dems looking to run in 2020 and all the run of the mill far Lefties in elected office painted themselves into a corner they can’t undo without losing heap big face. Their wigwams be rocking, don’t come knocking.

They promised their constitutiency NO DEAL without amesty, path to citizenship, and safe passage for 3.6 million illegal uninvited undocumented unauthorized without papers foreign nationals....while those would be immigrants who followed the rules have been patiently standing in line.
4 hours, 53 minutes, and a few seconds until Shutdown.

If the Dems think they can roll the R’s like they always do and slam DACA through, well....I would like you to meet my little friend, Citizen Trump...er, President Trump. Trump must have something contagious. The R’s first caught the virus with the Tax Bill and holy Smokes, they are growing a lumps . Growing a pair if you will. Daddy knows best.

The Left has boxed themselves into the snare they themselves set in the corner and now can’t back out, moved away, or get free. Help, I ‘ve fallen and I can’t giddy up.

As each hour passes, more and more Americans are saying keeping the government open is more important than DACA at this time. Your move.

https://youtu.be/QYJneH34WuY

Bill Tozer

Countdown to Shutdown. Looks like the passport and visa offices will be closed for awhile. Non-essential. :).

Bill Tozer

Don’t matter who gets the blame. Trump can take the heat. I can take the heat. No deal, comprende?

Bill Tozer

Breaking news!
Sotomayor faints, tossed pin the backseat of the Secret Service van. That Trump is amazing.

I hear heads popping across the land. Popcorn time.

jon smith

"The President owns the shutdown" "25, 50, 100 years from now, people will look back at this as the president's shutdown" "It is the president's job to keep the business of this nation running. Period"

- Donald Trump.

This was on video broadcasted internationally. But MUST undoubtedly be fake news ranking right up there with balling a porn star in Tahoe while married to his porn star wife.

Walt

No better man for the job. James Comey get a job teaching ethics....
http://theweek.com/speedreads/749731/james-comey-going-teach-college-class-ethical-leadership
Since LIBS have no ethics,, he will fit right in.

Bill Tozer

It’s hard for me to even remember most of the 11 (or is it 17) shutdowns I have witnessed. I am sure that this will be just a trivia question footnote in due time. History starts today, right. History seems to recall the previous shutdowns with eyes glazed over yawns. How quickly we forget.

Try another angle, jon.

Bill Tozer

Ladies and Gentleman, the Big Government Shutdown is about to take place.

Do,you have your emergency kit ready?
Have you gassed up your car and loaded up the family pics and important documents?
Are flashlights ready with extra batteries.
Did you grab that case of Spam under the House left over from Y-K2?
Blankets! Do you have clean extra blankets?
Have you planned carefully where you are going to flee to and have alternative routes planned in case the roads are blocked?
Pets! Enough pet food?
Cash! A wad of twenties is a must for every evac kit. Best to get to the ATM before the power does our.

Don’t forget the hand cranked radios so you can follow the emergency broadcasts when the all clear is given and it is safe to come on back.

jon smith

Bill- I'm glad that a government shutdown is so trivial to you. I had three government contracts that employed 29 people who I had to lay off for over a month during the three week Clinton shutdown (you don't just pick up the shovel the day government opens). Six of my employees found other jobs which left me scrambling for workers when funding started to trickle back on. Many of my other employees tried to get unemployment but there was no staffing at the unemployment office. I made some difficult (for me) cash advances to keep my guys above water. A month without pay is a big deal when you have bills to pay and a family to feed. I personally lost a bushel of money that I had payed forward with promise of government reimbursement. Real people get fucked over when government plays games. I'm glad you are immune to such playfulness. Real people out there are going to get hurt.

Walt

Sorry to hear that jon. Things get tough for us when rain falls from the sky. Gov. or no gov.
Today, it's the LIBs trying to jack the system. All for illegals.
There is no real "need" for DACA. LIBS sat on their hands for six months to write up something. But No.. They forgot Trump is playing hardball. This is why Trump won
Schumer pick the wrong dog to fight.

Bill Tozer

Well, jon, there no guarantees in life. I had a buddy that once had to borrow money from his employees right after paying them on a Friday evening so he could buy Christmas presents for his son. Variety is the spice of life. It’s those rough patches that built your character, not eating steak and lobster every night.

Well, tic toc, tic toc. Heard Trump is gone for the weekend. He is meeting up with Stormy after midnight when Cinderella runs away and those beautiful white horses turn back into scattering mice.

For Steve:
https://youtu.be/j81Vx-0uM0k

Walt

Thanks Bill for reminding me. Something else for jon to digest.
No, I'm not the guy Bill is talking about, but to make sure I has a job to go to, I loaned my employer money.I went to the bank and bought the loan for everything the Co.owned. I get my paycheck plus 10% interest on the money. and I saved the jobs of 10 people. Yup, I took one HELL of a chance, and so far it hasn't come back to bite.
We all do what we have to sometimes.

Todd Juvinall

The Schumer Shutdown is soon. Since it takes 8 demoicrats to get to 60, the shutdown is all democrats. And if a couple of R's flee, then a couple more may be needed. So jon smith etal, it is not the Rps doing the shutwoen, it is the democrats. The House voted it over to the Senate and now it awaits the democrats. I have urged McConnel to change the 60 vote rule on appropriations as the country cannot allow this stuff to keep happening.

Bill Tozer

Doug Jones votes for CR.
I like they way she makes a mean pecan pie and shuts Acosta’s pie hole

https://mobile.twitter.com/PressSec?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.breitbart.com%2Fbig-government%2F2018%2F01%2F19%2Fschumer-amnesty-shutdown-live-updates-washington-edge-cliff-approaches%2F


Bill Tozer

Release the memo

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/01/18/releasethememo-trends-on-twitter-as-public-politicians-demand-transparency-on-fisa-memo/

Don Bessee

Bwaaahahhah,-

The Clinton news network says;
56% overall say approving a budget agreement to avoid a shutdown is more important than continuing the DACA program, while just 34% choose DACA over a shutdown. Democrats break narrowly in favor of DACA — 49% say it’s more important vs. 42% who say avoiding a shutdown is the priority — while majorities of both Republicans (75%) and independents (57%) say avoiding a shutdown is more important.

http://www.breitbart.com/2018-elections/2018/01/19/cnn-poll-shows-amnesty-advocates-big-loser-shutdown/

So sorry for the po' ol' pollheads, haters and party parrots! ;-)

Todd Juvinall

The vote.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/19/us/politics/live-senate-vote-government-shutdown.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

And CSPAN was running a poll on who is to blame. Trump was the winner. Amazing stackup of democrats pushing the button. LOL!

Russ

For those that forgot what the last Government Shutdown was like, Mark Steyn has a reminder:

If a government shuts down in the forest and nobody hears it, that's the sound of liberty dying. The so-called shutdown is, as noted last week, mostly baloney: Eighty-three percent of the supposedly defunded government is carrying on as usual, impervious to whatever restraints the people's representatives might wish to impose, and the 800,000 soi-disant "non-essential" workers have been assured that, as soon as the government is once again lawfully funded, they will be paid in full for all the days they've had at home.

But the one place where a full-scale shutdown is being enforced is in America's alleged "National Park Service," a term of art that covers everything from canyons and glaciers to war memorials and historic taverns. The NPS has spent the last two weeks behaving as the paramilitary wing of the DNC, expending more resources in trying to close down open-air, unfenced areas than it would normally do in keeping them open. It began with the war memorials on the National Mall — that's to say, stone monuments on pieces of grass under blue sky. It's the equivalent of my New Hampshire town government shutting down and deciding therefore to ring the Civil War statue on the village common with yellow police tape and barricades.

Enjoy the rest of the story here: https://www.steynonline.com/8399/weaponizing-the-shutdown

George Rebane

Russ 949am - The question remains - are they just stupid or really evil?

Russ

George@09:56 PM

For the Obama shutdown, I am voting evil! For the Schumer shut down stupid. Could be wrong on the Schumer shutdown.

Mary Wanna

Truth will out,


Lunchtime: Trump and Schumer meet in the small dining room off of the Oval Office

In a meeting that lasted 90 minutes, Trump and Schumer discuss the overall construct of a possible agreement on both funding the government and providing legal status to the dreamers -- undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as young children.

According to the source, Schumer agreed to increase defense to spending to the level in the National Defense Authorization Act numbers, above what the White House had requested. Schumer also agreed to consider the full amount the White House had requested for border security -- above the amount included in the DACA proposal worked out by Senators Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

To give time to work out a deal, Schumer suggested Congress pass a short-term spending bill to keep the government open for just a few days. According to the source, the president told Schumer he thought that was a good idea.

Trump said he would talk to the Republicans and they would discuss it further later in the afternoon.

Afternoon: Trump calls Schumer a few hours after their lunchtime sit-down

Trump said that he heard that congressional Democrats and the GOP agreed on a three-week temporary spending bill -- but there was no such deal. Schumer told the president this was the first he had heard of such a deal and that Senate Democrats would not agree to it.

Although Trump had said at lunch that a funding extension of a few days was a good idea, he told Schumer he thought there had been a Congressional agreement to extend funding for three weeks. The President told Schumer to work it out with McConnell.

Later in the afternoon: Trump calls Schumer

Trump calls Schumer and goes over the objections to pieces of the immigration discussion by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and congressional Republicans.

Schumer and the president agree to keep working.

After his call with Trump, Schumer calls McConnell

McConnell, according to the source, tells Schumer he needs to work it out with the president.

Kelly later calls Schumer and complains that the outline that Schumer and Trump had discussed was too liberal. Full funding of the President's border security request would not be enough, on its own, to strike a deal giving legal status to the dreamers..

Fast forward to midnight, and the government shuts down.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/inside-trump-schumer-talks-leading-government-shutdown/story?id=52484599

Paul Emery

As I recall this blog had no problem with the Conservative led shutdown during obama's time.

"The main obstacle to keeping the government open has been the insistence of the most conservative House “Tea Party” Republicans that even a six week budget stopgap bill (known as a continuing resolution) include some provision defunding or delaying all or part of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. ObamaCare), which they claim the vast majority of the public opposes. "

https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetnovack/2013/09/30/clock-ticks-to-first-federal-shutdown-in-17-years/#251a741032a9

Robert Cross

The plot thickens...Talk about both evil and stupid.. You folks really need to read this article as it may be a prelude to what Mueller is going to discover; sooner or later. Trump/Kushner Inc.'s main funding source is Deutsche Bank (since no American bank would load them any money as they were viewed as a bad credit risk) which has been busted for all kinds of nasty things including laundering money for the Russian mob. Dbank has paid out close to $10 BiLLION in fines and settlements since 2015 for its nefarious deeds.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/deutsche-bank-kushner-transactions_us_5a62a6c2e4b0e563006fc877

Robert Cross

For those of you who won't read the article: it seems that Deutsche Bank has flagged some of Kushner's transactions as 'suspicious'. The report made to the German bank regulatory agency BaFin stated, "There are indications that Donald Trump’s son-in-law or persons or companies close to him could have channeled suspicious monies through Deutsche Bank as part of their business dealings.”

jon smith

"A shutdown falls on the president's lack of leadership. He can't even control his own party and get people together in a room. A SHUTDOWN MEANS THE PRESIDENT IS WEAK."

-Donald Trump 2013

Todd Juvinall

You have it back-asswards again jonnie. All the R's and Trump are for the government to stay open as evidenced by their votes. All democrats except five were voting to close the government. Trump and the R's are on the same page. He shows great leadership. The Schumer shutdown is all democrat.

Walt

jon.. Do show where Trump said "make it hurt" like "O" did.
More gov. "cops" were never seen more or since. Every slab of GOV concrete and asphalt was CLOSED. Any vista turnout that had a view of a Fed park was closed with an armed guard.

How soon some forget what "O"&Co. did to "make it hurt". Yes, even VET memorial cops chased off VETS.

Walt

Did we see a LIB do this?
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/20/sec-zinke-will-spend-the-government-shutdown-picking-up-trash-ensuring-the-wwii-memorial-stays-open/

Walt

Now how did this get missed??
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2018/01/20/california-republicans-try-to-dump-space-tax/

This has to be a joke. Now had Jerry and the kids sent a tax bill to China yet?

Gregory

"There are indications that Donald Trump’s son-in-law or persons or companies close to him could have channeled suspicious monies through Deutsche Bank as part of their business dealings.” -Robert Cross, suspected alias of Michael P. Anderson


Mike, when someone has chased that Leprechaun's indications all the way to the pot o' suspicious monies at the end of the rainbow, you come back and let me know.

Bill Tozer

There are a few R’s (3) that will never vote for any spending bill that increases the deficit no matter who is Presidential? What, a trillion dollar budget ain’t enough? Think Rand Paul. There are a few Dems like Claire McCaskill and Heidi Heitkamp who are up for re-election in 2018 that will vote for the CR, along with newcomer Doug Jones from very Red States where Trump won by double digits. Think 17-29% winning margins. Pick up some, subtract some, and the bottomline is no way to get to 60 Senate votes, pro or con.

And, of course, there are always some Dems that will vote for the CR after figuring out their vote won’t matter. A common practice allicting both parties, allowing them to say to their constitutes they supported or opposed this or that, while in reality not supporting/opposing this or that.

The difference between this Shutdown and the last Shutdown is Obama ordered the agencies not to dip into their reserves or funding appropriated, received, but not spent. Not so this time.

Don Bessee

Gotta love it, the President to the marchers;

Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/20/donald-trump-trolls-womens-march/

;-)

Robert Cross

Examples of Trump's great leadership:

Adultery and groping at least 16 women
lying or giving misleading information to the public over 2,000 times in his first year
Failing to pass any meaningful legislation except a tax giveaway that greatly benefits wealthy donors and his own family
denying man caused climate change in the face of amplified hurricanes and storms that scientists across the globe have attributed to fossil fuels
Threatening nuclear war
allowing public lands to be looted by extraction companies
throwing the health insurance markets into chaos
abdicating America's leadership role in global affairs
Causing America's world image to slip from first to sixth
using his position as President to increase his and his family's wealth
Separating American citizens from their immigrant families
supporting white supremacists
Insulting people and countries around the globe

etc. etc. etc.. Yep trump sure is making America Grate (sic) again... # NOT

Bill Tozer

Shutdown:

One last to wonder how all those Senators will get by without their staffs. It’s usually (generally) their staffs that read the bills and craft the legislation anyway. Then they tell their bosses what to say, think, and how to vote, lol.

Bill Tozer

Mr. Cross. Didn’t you mean separating illegal aliens from their families who are not authorized to be here in the first place, a violation of federal law? If family reunification is so important to illegal immigrants, they are more than welcome to urge their family members join them in their native countries after Daddy, cousin Jeb, and Aunt Jennie are deported.

End chain migration.

jon smith

Todd your reading comprehension is equivalent to that of an inner city second grade child.

I didn't say "A SHUTDOWN MEANS THE PRESIDENT IS WEAK". It was Donald Trump himself who said "A SHUTDOWN MEANS THE PRESIDENT IS WEAK." Go tell him he is wrong. Don't shoot the messenger.

A SHUTDOWN MEANS THE PRESIDENT IS WEAK - Donald Trump, on FOX news 2013.

Waiting for "this time it's different!" The Pubs own every branch of government and they shut it down because the president is weak.

George Rebane

Citing politicians and public figures making statements about past shutdowns and shutdowns in general, does not automatically bear on the current shutdown. All shutdowns and their precursors are different, and the astute observer will take those differences into account in his debating. Those were then, this is now.

Bill Tozer

When I read about some illegal alien who has been here 20 years and has never bothered to lift a finger to start the process to obtain residency, I do have to wonder why they were so lazy and felt they don’t need no stinkin’ papers. Where did this sense of “I can do what I want, screw you and the horse you rode in on” come from? Never once applied for legal status or even a temp work permit, yet feel it is punishment to be sent back home. I just can’t wrap my head around that kind of slothfullness. Never have, never will. And it’s usually because they have committed a crime while here that draws the attention of Homeland Security.

Todd Juvinall

RC isa sure a nutty guy. I say post all your proclivities Boobie so we can judge your position as a human being. You libs are all about perversion and crazy things and you try to make us believe you are now a saintly crew>

Walt

Hay Bobby!! Read it and weep.
This list is bigger than yours.
Below are the 12 categories and 81 wins cited by the White House.

Jobs and the economy

Passage of the tax reform bill providing $5.5 billion in cuts and repealing the Obamacare mandate.
Increase of the GDP above 3 percent.
Creation of 1.7 million new jobs, cutting unemployment to 4.1 percent.
Saw the Dow Jones reach record highs.
A rebound in economic confidence to a 17-year high.
A new executive order to boost apprenticeships.
A move to boost computer sciences in Education Department programs.
Prioritizing women-owned businesses for some $500 million in SBA loans.
Killing job-stifling regulations

Signed an Executive Order demanding that two regulations be killed for every new one creates. He beat that big and cut 16 rules and regulations for every one created, saving $8.1 billion.
Signed 15 congressional regulatory cuts.
Withdrew from the Obama-era Paris Climate Agreement, ending the threat of environmental regulations.
Signed an Executive Order cutting the time for infrastructure permit approvals.
Eliminated an Obama rule on streams that Trump felt unfairly targeted the coal industry.
Fair trade

Made good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Opened up the North American Free Trade Agreement for talks to better the deal for the U.S.
Worked to bring companies back to the U.S., and companies like Toyota, Mazda, Broadcom Limited, and Foxconn announced plans to open U.S. plants.
Worked to promote the sale of U.S products abroad.
Made enforcement of U.S. trade laws, especially those that involve national security, a priority.
Ended Obama’s deal with Cuba.
Boosting U.S. energy dominance

The Department of Interior, which has led the way in cutting regulations, opened plans to lease 77 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling.
Trump traveled the world to promote the sale and use of U.S. energy.
Expanded energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline snubbed by Obama.
Ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to kill Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
EPA is reconsidering Obama rules on methane emissions.
Protecting the U.S. homeland

Laid out new principles for reforming immigration and announced plan to end "chain migration," which lets one legal immigrant to bring in dozens of family members.
Made progress to build the border wall with Mexico.
Ended the Obama-era “catch and release” of illegal immigrants.
Boosted the arrests of illegals inside the U.S.
Doubled the number of counties participating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement charged with deporting illegals.
Removed 36 percent more criminal gang members than in fiscal 2016.
Started the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program.
Ditto for other amnesty programs like Deferred Action for Parents of Americans.
Cracking down on some 300 sanctuary cities that defy ICE but still get federal dollars.
Added some 100 new immigration judges.
Protecting communities

Justice announced grants of $98 million to fund 802 new cops.
Justice worked with Central American nations to arrest and charge 4,000 MS-13 members.
Homeland rounded up nearly 800 MS-13 members, an 83 percent one-year increase.
Signed three executive orders aimed at cracking down on international criminal organizations.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions created new National Public Safety Partnership, a cooperative initiative with cities to reduce violent crimes.
Accountability

Trump has nominated 73 federal judges and won his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Ordered ethical standards including a lobbying ban.
Called for a comprehensive plan to reorganize the executive branch.
Ordered an overhaul to modernize the digital government.
Called for a full audit of the Pentagon and its spending.
Combatting opioids

First, the president declared a Nationwide Public Health Emergency on opioids.
His Council of Economic Advisors played a role in determining that overdoses are underreported by as much as 24 percent.
The Department of Health and Human Services laid out a new five-point strategy to fight the crisis.
Justice announced it was scheduling fentanyl substances as a drug class under the Controlled Substances Act.
Justice started a fraud crackdown, arresting more than 400.
The administration added $500 million to fight the crisis.
On National Drug Take Back Day, the Drug Enforcement Agency collected 456 tons.

Protecting life

In his first week, Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy that blocks some $9 billion in foreign aid being used for abortions.
Worked with Congress on a bill overturning an Obama regulation that blocked states from defunding abortion providers.
Published guidance to block Obamacare money from supporting abortion.
Helping veterans

Signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire failing employees and establish safeguards to protect whistleblowers.
Signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act.
Signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, to provide support.
Signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 to authorize $2.1 billion in additional funds for the Veterans Choice Program.
Created a VA hotline.
Had the VA launch an online “Access and Quality Tool,” providing veterans with a way to access wait time and quality of care data.
With VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin, announced three initiatives to expand access to healthcare for veterans using telehealth technology.
Promoting peace through strength

Directed the rebuilding of the military and ordered a new national strategy and nuclear posture review.
Worked to increase defense spending.
Empowered military leaders to “seize the initiative and win,” reducing the need for a White House sign off on every mission.
Directed the revival of the National Space Council to develop space war strategies.
Elevated U.S. Cyber Command into a major warfighting command.
Withdrew from the U.N. Global Compact on Migration, which Trump saw as a threat to borders.
Imposed a travel ban on nations that lack border and anti-terrorism security.
Saw ISIS lose virtually all of its territory.
Pushed for strong action against global outlaw North Korea and its development of nuclear weapons.
Announced a new Afghanistan strategy that strengthens support for U.S. forces at war with terrorism.
NATO increased support for the war in Afghanistan.
Approved a new Iran strategy plan focused on neutralizing the country’s influence in the region.
Ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airbase used in a chemical weapons attack.
Prevented subsequent chemical attacks by announcing a plan to detect them better and warned of future strikes if they were used.
Ordered new sanctions on the dictatorship in Venezuela.
Restoring confidence in and respect for America

Trump won the release of Americans held abroad, often using his personal relationships with world leaders.
Made good on a campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Conducted a historic 12-day trip through Asia, winning new cooperative deals. On the trip, he attended three regional summits to promote American interests.
He traveled to the Middle East and Europe to build new relationships with leaders.
Traveled to Poland and on to Germany for the G-20 meeting where he pushed again for funding of women entrepreneurs.

Bill Tozer

So, Mr. Cross, I assume you agree with Punchy that there are no such things as Shithole Countries? Interesting, berry berry interesting. Shithole Countries simply do not exist. Good. There is no need to accept refugees then.

Don Bessee

AL GORES GLOBAL WARMING CHURCH CREATED SNOWFLAKES! That's a much better accomplishment than the internet, right?

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/concern-over-climate-change-linked-to-depression-anxiety-study-20180119-h0kupm.html

;-)

jon smith

GR 2:22- Darn, it took an entire two minutes for you to say, "this time it's different."


js 2:20 Waiting for: "this time it's different!"

George Rebane

jons 249pm - Not sure whether you meant that strong riposte to be your best shot to counter that this time it was not different.

Don Bessee

Truth out-

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/01/20/much-federal-government-should-be-shut-down-and-power-given-back-to-people.html

;-)

Paul Emery

It's always "This time it's different' when the concerns are about Republican behavior. Imagind the uproar if it was found that Obama was bonking a Porn Star and paid her hush money before he was elected President. Need I say more?

Scenes

re: Saint Paul@5:53

The Obama variant was the gay bathhouse in Chicago (Man's Country?) where he was supposedly famous for being fellated by old white guys. I suppose that it was good training for the White House when you get right down to it.

There was a certain amount of fuss about those stories, not unlike yours, and then it all died off over time.

I admit that it's good to see a professional newsman at work.

fish

Posted by: Scenes | 20 January 2018 at 06:08 PM

I’m astonished by your ability to continually push the boundaries of Emery parody!


(Hat tip!)

Scenes

Check this out to about 3:15

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuCuuYUQFXM&t=2m40s

jon smith

Paul 5:53 - Perfect!!

Bill Tozer

My, they ran over here today with their hair on fire to be the first to blame blame blame the Shutdown on the R’s and let their fists fly on Trump. They did not take the Shutdown very well. Or so I thought. Aha, silly me.

Today is the one year anniversary of the biggest, largest, ugest, most beaitful crowd ever assembled to see the Inauguration of a new President in the annals of our history.

Boy, they sure get to be all fire breathing dragon-like at times. Reminds me of the ex. And yes, we all survived the shutdown today, nobody died...but Feinstein did say people will die. Maybe tomorrow? Shutdown, I don’t see no stinkin’ Shutdown.

The Art of the Deal. Our side did not blink either. Throw another card on the table

Walt

Well Paul, "O" was doing drugs in college, which is worse than any hooker. Any real history on him was locked up but good. Your side still didn't care.

Bill Tozer

Love the feigned moral outrage. It’s so Harper Valley PTA. What would Shakespeare say as he was dropping lines to th Deplorables with talk of maidenheads and such. I have never heard such talk in all my life! Hillary schlonged Bernie and Trump schongled everybody, including the kitchen sink.

Oh Punchy, you don’t know the half of it. Remember the campaign when Trump was in the anera in Charolette, NC, and that old long haired geezer laid out that young disrespectful punk...well, it was all staged. Damn straight. Trump was so horny that night that while all eyes were on the ruckus leading the punk out, Trump grabbed 4 fine ladies behind him and the dove under the stage. Not one or two, but four! Four? That Trump is an animal I tell ya. Custodian had to take a bushbroom to sweep up all the shredded pieces of lace panties strewn abut everywhere. Mercy.

Got the wind at your back now, Mr. President. Only the Green Libertarians care. That dog still don’t hunt.

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Oh gee, Paul - imagine the outrage if the green libertarians found out Clinton was raping women and his lovely wife was abetting it by going after the accusers. MLKjr was screwing all the women he could get his hands on while he was married and the left was sooooo outraged they got a national holiday for him.
No crimes committed, and his wife can divorce him whenever she wants.
Please name a president that didn't cheat on his wife in the last 75 years.
Probably Nixon.
This is just now a problem for you, Paul?
Economy is doing better, sound judges being put in place, onerous regs being done away with, AGW BS thrown in the trash, tax code is better, and the immigration code is being enforced. What is your problem, Paul?

Bonnie McGuire

By the way, the 40-mile border wall made it better for the citizens of San Diego and Mexico. Wonder why we never hear about this.
https://teejaw.com/border-wall-changed-san-diego/

Russ

AI Scare to Replace Anthropogenic Warming Scare

This might be one of the last Davos meetings which even pretends to take the climate scare seriously. The AI scare is in – coming soon to your community.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/01/20/the-guardian-ai-and-climate-change-in-davos/

Bill Tozer

Wonder what Trump will tweet from Davos. Well, I am sure Trump will take his whip and chair with him when he enters the lion’s cage. Don’t Trump know they pulled his welcome mat and the Greenies told everybody he was not invited? Trump must have cotton in his ears or something. How rude. Go to the end of the long long hall, then down two floors, make a right, walk towards the back parking lot and you will find Al Gore on the panel in Room 1430A....later in the week.

Bill Tozer

Not that it matters who is to blame, we can weather the heat just fine. But, for the uninformed (or those covering their ears and rapidly repeating nah, nah, nah, I ‘m not listening”, another view on the topic.

http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/369881-democrats-already-shut-government-down-but-theyre-still-struggling-to

What do you mean ‘us’, paleface? Us or y’all?

http://www.oann.com/mccain-all-of-us-share-responsibility-for-government-shutdown/

Gregory

"America Shrugs at Trump Paying Porn Star to Keep Quiet About Old Affair
Good"

http://reason.com/blog/2018/01/18/america-shrugs-at-stormy-daniels-story

Scenes

Sweet. The first small steps towards CAL-50 (flat 50% California income tax for everyone, including corporations) are on their way.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/California-democrats-want-businesses-to-give-half-12508742.php

These increases are the ideas of small thinkers, though. Economy of scale in income redistribution will result in a cleaner world with happier children. Just imagine the good that could be done by making college free for everyone. Chicana Studies and Cyber Feminism degrees could be had for the asking. Free medical care would result in much larger emergency rooms, and larger is more cost efficient. Guaranteed incomes would see us to the cultural enrichening that welfare programs have brought to inner cities everywhere.

CAL-50!.

Russ

The Australian -- Trump’s First Year: Truth Gets Lost In Hysteria

The Conclusion to a long article:

Trump could be a success as President and could yet be a disaster. It is too early to tell. But there have been achievements and, for all that is distasteful and unorthodox about his style, he has remained faithful to his pre-election posturing. His critics need to be less shrill. The Democrats need to spend less time shrieking about Russia and put more effort into unearthing alternative policies and candidates.

Across the globe rational assessments of his actions and results will matter, not emotive and personal denouncements.

Perhaps those who hysterically condemn Trump as a means of expressing their own virtue need to consider that if their aim is to portray themselves as more tolerant and urbane than the US President, they might be setting a pretty low bar.

https://news22741224.wordpress.com/2018/01/21/trumps-first-year-truth-gets-lost-in-hysteria/

Good insight from abroad, well worth your time to read.

George Rebane

Russ 728am - this comment would be better served if posted under 'Truth Decay'.

Russ

George @ 08:19 AM Bumped to "Truth Decay"

fish

Because nothing says "civilization" like "10,000 Haitians"!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-u-s-slows-immigration-one-latin-american-nation-embraces-it-1516539600

Russ

Pentagon erases “climate change” from the National Defense threat list

https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2018-National-Defense-Strategy-Summary.pdf

Sanity returns to the Pentagon!

Walt

Who does this story remind you of?
http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/21/cnn-reporter-voters-dont-care-russia/

That's right,, Paul. If it isn't Russia,( Paul ran out of gas a long time ago on that..) it's a hooker, or a porn star.

The Teflon is still unscratched on the Don.

Walt

Lets see our Lefties defend this
http://www.wnd.com/2018/01/major-state-to-register-illegal-aliens-to-vote-automatically/
"WASHINGTON – California will take the next step in blurring the lines between citizens and non-citizens beginning April Fool’s Day when the state complies with a court order to begin automatically registering to vote all those who are granted driver’s licenses.

The state has long provided driver’s licenses to all who simply claimed, without proof, that they were citizens of in the country legally. There were no checks made or documentation required."

GOD help us.

George Rebane

Walt 1152am - Why would you expect them to defend this? There is no need, it is simply another unanswered step in their fundamental transformation of America. A response from their Cricket Corps will do quite nicely.

Don Bessee

Ta ta for now-

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/907719/Macron-France-vote-to-LEAVE-EU-referendum-Brexit-Brussels-Marr

;-)

Walt

Doc,, you have a good point.

jon smith

Walt 11:52 - Patently false information. Fake news from a famously fake source.

DMV will forward all driver's license applicant information to the registrar of voters where the information will be vetted and those who are qualified will become registered voters. Far cry from automatically getting registered upon completion of a driver's license application.

Don Bessee

Reality check-

A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released on Friday found that satisfaction with the economy is at a 17-year high, and “those feeling good about the state of the nation’s economy now include 86 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of independents and even a majority — 57 percent — of Democrats.” In addition, “39 percent of all Americans say they’re ready for an economic expansion for themselves and their families, the highest share since 2005.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/20/chris-matthews-warns-giddy-dems-trump-will-be-extremely-tough-to-beat-in-2020/

;-)

Mary Wanna

jon, these guys are always crying about something.
Walt, it is called The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 aka Motor Voter Act and has been in place for 25 years. Where have you been?

"Election Fraud

Opponents argued that the NVRA, by making it easier to register to vote and by not providing
states with adequate resources to keep their registration lists up-to-date and “clean,” opened the
door to the possibility of election fraud. And, opponents noted, in those states with large
noncitizen populations, the act made it easy for ineligible persons to register to vote. These
opponents noted that the process is almost automatic when a person applies for a driver’s license, a form of identification that is used by many immigrants to obtain work. The NVRA would be responsible, opponents argued, for the improper voter registration of large numbers of
noncitizens.

Proponents argued that P.L. 103-31, by making election fraud a federal offense, strengthened, not weakened efforts to prevent fraud. Proponents noted that many states with mail registration systems required only an attestation of citizenship or other eligibility requirement and a signature under penalty of perjury, as did the NVRA. Nothing in P.L. 103-31 prevented any state, for example, from asking applicants on the combined form whether or not they were citizens.

P.L.103-31, argued proponents, provided sufficient protection against election fraud.

This author was unable to find any systematic evidence or empirical study for or against an increase in voter
registration fraud as a result of the implementation of the NVRA, nor have the Federal Election
Commission (FEC) or the Election Administration Commission (EAC) ever mentioned this as a
problem that the states have brought up."

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40609.pdf

fish

Posted by: jon smith | 21 January 2018 at 12:15 PM


Yes I’m sure the DMV and Registrar will bring their legendary diligence and accuracy to the vetting process.....

I marvel at naïveté of you political “sophisticates”.

Walt

Sure thing jon,, what I posted shows a good reason why Calf REFUSED to show voter rolls to the FEDS. Calif. has plenty worth hiding.
Calif. LIBS are not interested in fair and just elections.

Walt

Jon says "Patently false information. Fake news from a famously fake source."
OK, wise ass,,
http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/alert-starting-april-1-california-dmv-will-automatically-register-illegal-aliens-to-vote-by-court-order/

http://lasvegastribune.net/calif-gov-jerry-brown-signs-bill-allowing-illegal-immigrants-vote/

So now for good reason flying anywhere out of Ca., state ID will soon be worthless. It's time to renew my passport anyway.

Don Bessee

A little snack for our rancid Russian dressing loving po' ol' fakenewsman-

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/01/21/newly-released-texts-between-ex-mueller-team-members-suggest-knew-outcome-clinton-email-probe-in-advance.html

;-)

Scenes

re: Walt

Keep in mind that it's unconstitutional and evil and probably Hitleresque to require people to use an ID to vote. This business with a driver's license is kind of a side track.

Given that there's no point in compromise, I figure we might as well require military service, passing a civics test, and property ownership for voting rights.

In any case, it's California (or more accurately, Alta California). You'll probably retain some degree of sanity viewing your tenure here as tourism. The state of the state is heading for a fairly obvious utopia, and there's no stopping it.

Scenes

re: Mary Wanna @ 12:27PM ....some sort of copy pasta on Motor Voter Rotor laws.

Who cares? It's a single party state. You're arguing with a bunch of people who cast meaningless votes.

Walt

Thanks for rubbing salt in that open wound Scenes....

jon smith

Walt - I am amazed at the depth and breadth of your reading material. Your efforts are like using a quote from the National Enquirer to support a story in The Star.

Nobody gets registered to vote who isn't prequalified to vote. People who cannot prove citizenship at time of applying for a CDL will still get the license under provisions of AB-60 but the license is clearly marked, "Federal Limits Apply. Issued for driving privileges only and not to be considered a valid form of ID" These people will not be automatically signed up to vote. Nothing is changing here. Sorry for the buzz kill.

fish

People who cannot prove citizenship at time of applying for a CDL will still get the license under provisions of AB-60 but the license is clearly marked, "Federal Limits Apply.


Yeah Walt....a state that threatens to arrests businesses that cooperate with ICE will of course follow all the other rules!

To think otherwise is just crazy!

Todd Juvinall

My my my, jon Smith is now an aficionado of the DMV and its first-rate help. Who wooda thunk?

Walt

Even our own county won't keep the voter registration up to date.
My Brother is still listed as a voter here. He hasn't set foot in the state, let alone vote here in 20 years. I made the voting office aware several times. "we will get right on that". He's still "here".

Scenes

re: funkiness in California voter registration.

Honestly, I doubt there is much of it. Given the huge illegal alien population, no doubt there is a bit of illegal voting, and God knows there's plenty of sketchy legal voting (aid workers holding the hands of the mentally disabled to 'vote', etc.), but it probably doesn't throw elections.

There simply isn't enough profit motive to stuff ballot boxes or bus in farm workers.

When a (D) means you achieve most of the state and federal offices, there's no need for chicanery. Heck, for the Senate seats they might as well save their money and just send those geniuses back to DC without the bother of an election.

Thank goodness we have Democratic domination and live in such a rich place. Otherwise, we wouldn't have this amazing public health insurance system that we're all in favor of. Behold our shiny mass transit, free education, and non-existent poor inner city minorities. California is truly that City on the Hill.

Paul Emery

RE Don Bessee | 21 January 2018 at 12:21 PM

Glad you see the Wall Street Journal/NBC News polls as legitimize. they also show Trump down by historic numbers

" President Donald Trump ends his first year in office with 39 percent of Americans approving of his job performance, according to the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll — the lowest mark in the poll’s history for any modern president ending his first year.

Fifty-seven percent disapprove of Trump’s job, including a majority of respondents — 51 percent — who now say they strongly disapprove, which is a record high for Trump in the survey. That’s compared with 26 percent of Americans who strongly approve of the president’s job".

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/poll-more-half-americans-strongly-disapprove-trump-n838926

Gregory

While the CAL DMV is a perennial whipping boy or girl from Mexico to Oregon, from the Pacific to Nevada state... the one in western Nevada County has been the source of pleasant surprises most every time I've gone in to deal with a problem.

And that's all I have to say about that...

Walt

Whatever gets you through the day Paul..
The Russian lie blows up like a nuke, and even a porn star can't
tarnish Trump.
Now wait for the "memo" to become public. The 4TH of July is coming early.

Scenes

re: Paul's Polls @3:42PM

From NBC 'News' dot com.

"He never ran as a unifier, and the inaugural address he gave exactly one year ago today was a dark, foreboding (and therefore all but unprecedented) exercise in name calling and division. He was by and for his people, his base, their wants and resentments. That, after all, was how he won the 2016 election.

For the most part, he has pursued that base-only politics in his first year in office. That, in turn, has left him with the lowest job-approval rating of any modern president after one year in office."

Good.

You know, I even kind of buy the idea of base-only politics as having this side effect. OTOH, the prior administration was essentially base-only in terms of policy, but it featured a teleprompter readin' guy who would delicately massage in a bit of lubricant before anyone knew what hit them.

You have to admit that it's refreshing to veer away from an obsession with unlimited third world immigration and bearded ladies.

Don Bessee

WTF?

Glad you see the Wall Street Journal/NBC News polls as legitimize.

Its a sad decline we have had to witness from the po' ol' pollhead.

Note for the illegal alien voting registration conversation, it is not just the DMV component it is the local registrar of voters that will screw us. Ask Diaz the last time they did an active data screening to clean our local rolls.

;-)

Xenophilliac

I see walt and scenes and Bessie and Todd live in a world of truth decay possibly some tooth decay also that give them their foul tempers.

fish

Posted by: Xenophilliac | 21 January 2018 at 04:58 PM

That was useless even by the standards of the increasingly inept lefty commenters who post here!

Xenophilliac

Stop the presses, Fox Breaking News man Fish is on the scene with his biting commentary. Oh OH, the Fish are biting!

fish

Posted by: Xenophilliac | 21 January 2018 at 05:23 PM


.....still useless.

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