Claycord – Talk About Politics

August 18, 2017 19:10 pm · 127 comments


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Original G August 17, 2017 at 7:14 PM

Well now isn’t this interesting ” Actors and Photographers Wanted in Charlotte”

Original G August 18, 2017 at 7:10 PM

“Now, the discover of a craigslist ad posted last Monday, almost a full week before the Charlottesville protests, is raising new questions over whether paid protesters were sourced by a Los Angeles based “public relations firm specializing in innovative events” to serve as agitators in counterprotests.”

Original G August 18, 2017 at 7:19 PM

“A pro-Trump rally dubbed the “Mother of All Rallies” (MOAR) is slated to take place on Washington’s National Mall this September.

The Sept. 16 gathering will feature speeches from vocal Trump supporters like Marco Gutierrez, the founder of Latinos for Trump, and Omar Navarro, the Republican who is challenging Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.”

Do some digging around and see if same type ads start showing up for this rally in Sept. An keep in mind what happened at President Trump’s Inauguration and all the arrests.

Keeping that in mind
“Justice demands 1.3M IP addresses related to Trump resistance site”
“… request from the Justice Department would amount to handing over roughly 1.3 million visitor IP addresses to the government, in addition to contact information, email content and photos of thousands of visitors to the website, which was involved in organizing protests against Trump on Inauguration Day.”

Wonder if protestors and their Democrat puppet masters will fall into the trap a second time?

Silva August 18, 2017 at 7:53 PM

Original G, yes it is. I don’t understand why folks don’t just let the white supremacists, nazis, alt rights, etc., etc., have their rallies without counter protesting. They should just stay away. Let them go goose stepping willi nilli to their heart’s content. Let ’em carry their fire, yell their chants and slogans, dress up in their silly costumes all by themselves. Ignore them. Makes sense to me, anyway.

Rob U August 18, 2017 at 7:53 PM

more terrorist attacks from the Islam’s in Europe. even though Obama kept telling us it’s a religion of peace they sure are wrecking havoc in Europe. it is forever changed their and the citizens are mad at their government for allowing the flood. I’m very glad that the u.s. under Trump is not going to allow that to happen here. Peace

It makes sense to me August 18, 2017 at 8:14 PM

@ Original G, Very interesting. I wonder if they provide a costume, like a black hoodie. Dirty Birds

Original G August 18, 2017 at 8:32 PM

“Officials and police in Gainesville said they are preparing for a white nationalist protest next month, even though the University of Florida denied event space for a planned gathering there.”

What a surprise and who can find who was last Republican Mayor of Gainesville ??? Wonder when hiring starts for counter protestors?
An wouldn’t it be interesting to find out Democrat operatives are behind planning on both sides?

Wonder if hearing today, matter of search warrant in Superior Court of the District of Columbia Criminal Division – Felony Branch is giving planners of future “counter protests” a bit of a pucker? (60 page motion) Am not going to post link.

Anon August 18, 2017 at 10:09 PM

This was the week the Trump presidency ended. He abdicated all moral authority, his allies in business & politics abandoned him. Sure Ryan, McConnel and the professional republican class will ride the Trump train to the the end of the line, they have no choice. But with NO political or legislative accomplishments so far and none on the horizon, it will soon be time for all the rats to abandon the sinking ship.

Dr. Jellyfinger August 18, 2017 at 10:46 PM
Be gentle August 19, 2017 at 12:41 AM

Well said Anon! Trump is a total psychological train wreck. He has done nothing but cause great distress and mass confusion for the Republicans.
Time to get rid of the dirty rat. He must go.

Chicken Little August 19, 2017 at 7:58 AM

@8 and 10,
Is he doing nothing, or is he destroying the country? Democrats need to at least get their complaints straight.

Concordejet August 19, 2017 at 10:02 AM

Chicken Little and Be gentle

Impeachment is just around the corner it getting closer to the impeachment of DJT

Trump for prison 2017

Silva August 19, 2017 at 10:51 AM

Trump has a routine; 1. Spook the herd. 2. Appear to ‘save’ them. It’s all an elaborate con. That’s how he got elected, It’s also related to the distraction technique we have seen him use many times since the election to distract the herd when revelations of corruption and ineptitudes are revealed. He’s trying to use the same techniques to avoid impeachment. He will be gone soon, and pardoned by the next President.

Dorothy August 19, 2017 at 11:24 AM

What if someone gives a protest rally for anything and no comes to counter-protest?

Mad Cow August 19, 2017 at 11:48 AM

First it’s a terroist take over. Then the Russians are coming.
Next a Korean nuclear holocaust, I mean Trump. Now it’s the Nazis.

I guess we can return to global warming when that wears out. We have a full dance card! Enjoy!

Elwood August 19, 2017 at 12:01 PM

@ Concorde jet #12

You are an illiterate loony.

Remember the impeachment of Billy Jeff Clinton?

Didn’t happen did it?

Elwood August 19, 2017 at 12:03 PM

@ Silva #13

See post 17

Nature Lover August 19, 2017 at 12:56 PM

@#16 Elwood: It did happen. A bill of Impeachment was passed in the House of Representatives . The Senate did not affirm so he was not removed from office.

Silva August 19, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Elwood #16, “He will be gone soon” is not the same as “He will be impeached”, and yeah, it happened.

Dr. Jellyfinger August 19, 2017 at 1:30 PM

That’s right! Apparently perjury, obstruction of justice, boinking interns & misusing cigars was not reason enough for the Democrats to vote for Slick Willy to be removed from office. However…he was disbarred.

Giddyup August 19, 2017 at 2:36 PM

Now, how exactly did Obama get elected … or any liberal for that matter? Voter fraud — registered voters outnumber eligible voters.

In a study by Judicial Watch, among 38 responding states, over 400 counties reported more than 100 percent of the population eligible to vote were registered. California took the cake for worst offender with a whopping 1,736,556 more voters registered than were eligible. When this is cleaned up, we will slowly get rid of the dufus liberals running the State … and that tunnel project designed to give Southern California our Sierra snowmelt. Even better, we will never have to put up with another liberal running the country because the Democratic “Party” is over! They are cheats. They are liars. They are criminal scum! To a man, (or woman, as the case may be) they belong in institutionalization!

God bless our President, Donald Trump! God bless Republicans! And, God bless America which Republicans and our President are Making Great, Again! #MAGA

Ghist Voters

TIFOKCIS August 19, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Morons in Boston ‘protesting’ the fact moons protested a protest and they get run the f over.

I enjoy a good laugh

Elwood August 19, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Thank you for the lesson on the constitution, but nine out of ten people interpret impeachment as removal from office.

Original G August 19, 2017 at 4:15 PM

YA know come to think of it easiest way to solve the N. Korea
Kim Jong-un problem would be to start a rumor that he has Hillary’s missing emails and is willing to testify under oath.

To serious matters, does anyone else find it peculiar the sudden number of gatherings of so called far right.
Anyone recall so many marches, during all of last Summer?

CNN announced there are nine this weekend alone in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Los Angeles, Mountain View, California, New York, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Each of those cities are controlled by Democrats, what a surprise … NOT!

If far right is truly responsible for planning these events why would they not hold them in conservative cities where government is run by Republicans?

Was very perceptive of Silva to ask “I don’t understand why folks don’t just let the white supremacists, nazis, alt rights, etc., etc., have their rallies without counter protesting.”

IF there were no counter protesting then, probably paid, Antifa anarchists could not attack, injure, draw blood in full view of the media. Thereby providing fodder for Democrat controlled leftist news outlets. Take a look at ownership of left leaning media today and you will find it is highly concentrated in a small handful of liberal companies far more interested in ad revenue and their bottom line, than in presenting truth.

“… violence against the far-right is “not a crime.” ”

Seems every Summer before congressional elections and especially presidential election years there are a series of news events (riots) which inflame Black voters in America and are covered nonstop by leftist media. Ferguson, trey von martin in Florida, freddie gray in Baltimore to name a few.

Baltimore was particularly interesting, mayor speaking about rioters.
“Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: “While we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on. We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.”

And yes Baltimore is controlled by Democrats, for past FIFTY years.
Last Republican mayor left office in 1967.

“Let this sink in slowly. Ensuring that Democrats continue to receive black votes in a monolithic block, it is in their interest for blacks to remain poor and resentful …”
” If blacks in larger numbers entered the middle class, more of them would likely start voting Republican. No wonder the left makes sure to reinforce the idea that your skin color or ethnicity should determine your ideology and your vote, and why dissenters like Clarence Thomas are demonized.”

There are upcoming special Congressional elections a US Senate seat in Alabama in December and U.S. House of Representatives seat for Utah in November.

Democrats are desperate to win that Alabama election for anti Trump bragging rights.

Town August 19, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Both sides imploding. Then what?

Googlar August 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM

neo nazis vs neo commies

I hope they kill each other and let the normal people go about their pursuit of happiness and exercise of free speech.

Amazed August 19, 2017 at 5:01 PM


The chaotic Trump administration is absolutely unequipped and unprepared to deal with a terrorist attack. Don’t fool yourself, we are not safer than we were when he took office. In fact, largely thanks to Trump himself, we are far more likely to suffer an act of domestic terrorism at the hands of the extreme right.

As you’ll recall (you do recall, don’t you?), Clinton was acquitted. If/when Trump is impeached, it will be for acts far more egregious than anything Clinton ever did, and, I expect, there will be much more evidence to support it: evidence of improper collusion with Russia to undermine our democratic processes, financial improprieties, etc. If the world were fair, the traitorous Trump and his cronies would already be sitting in their prison cells.

Mark August 19, 2017 at 5:40 PM

The phony Russian story blew up in their faces, now the liberal media has changed the story to he’s a racist.

Silva August 19, 2017 at 5:48 PM

Dear Elwood. And yet you call me illiterate. Glass houses, you know…😉

Giddyup August 19, 2017 at 6:27 PM

We pretty much ignored the black supremacists in the 70s and they eventually went away, but those white supremacists are really getting much more attention and media hype. Bet their ranks really grow with new members totally fed up with the liberal, antifa, progressive, socialist goobers.

Giddyup August 19, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Trump will be impeached just like Hillary was supposed to be President.

TIFOKCIS August 19, 2017 at 7:05 PM

Trump doesn’t have a chance.

Trump will lose a recount.

Trump won’t last 100 days.

Trump will be impeached.

Trump will go to jail.


It makes sense to me August 19, 2017 at 7:42 PM

The Democrats are a bunch of Crybabies plain and simple. Whaaaaa

Dr. Jellyfinger August 19, 2017 at 8:48 PM

Bill Clinton was impeached.
He was guilty and apologized for his actions.
Everyone knew he was guilty of obstruction of justice and perjury, but the Senate voted not guilty because they didn’t want to remove him from office.
They felt his crimes did not warrant removal from office.

Clintons can be found guilty of anything … they just can’t be punished for it.

Dr. Jellyfinger August 19, 2017 at 10:41 PM

And yet…… this was funny as hell!

Amazed August 20, 2017 at 12:31 AM


I don’t need a safe place. I’m fine just where I am, watching the Trump administration implode and his supporters twist themselves into knots trying to justify their support for a treasonous cretin.

TIFOKCIS August 20, 2017 at 8:41 AM


Described you and yours to a tee.


Aspirin August 20, 2017 at 8:51 AM

“Fake news”: Any report that Trump does not agree with.

Aspirin August 20, 2017 at 8:53 AM

Dr.Jellyfinger, Anything that Clinton did does not justify what Trump is doing.

Aspirin August 20, 2017 at 8:55 AM

TIFOKCIS, “Jail” ? Didn’t The Failure predict that Hillary would go to jail?

Be gentle August 20, 2017 at 8:56 AM

Trump will be out! Poof be gone! I think he is the worst deplorable in the bunch. Pence I know can hardly wait for our biggest nightmare to implode!
He cannot stand him, and could not from day one! He is wise and will pretend Trump is a great President! Trump: Lets bring back America and make it great just like it was before you stole the election with Putin! You are a liar and have nothing but teeth gritting hate that is spewed out of you pouty fish mouth. There I feel much better! 👍

Aspirin August 20, 2017 at 9:01 AM

Dorothy, “What if we gave a war and nobody came ?”.

– Vietnam War protests, 1965.

Aspirin August 20, 2017 at 9:02 AM

New nonfiction book coming from Trump: How To Destroy A Presidency In Six Months Or Less.

Reality Bites August 20, 2017 at 9:26 AM

Trump worst president ever. He won’t last 4 years

Giddyup August 20, 2017 at 10:10 AM

Also, the Senate, wisely, did not want to put dufus Al Gore in the driver’s seat.

Dr. Jellyfinger August 20, 2017 at 10:51 AM

@ 42 Aspirin ~
I was not making any comparisons about Clinton to Trump.
My comment about the Clintons was only about the Clintons.
It had absolutely nothing, NOTHING, to do with President Trump.
You are suffering from Trump derangement syndrome, not everything you see or hear is about Trump, ok?
Now take the Prozac like the Doctor told you to.

Giddyup August 20, 2017 at 12:33 PM

Bill Clinton was clearly a cigar-toting pervert occupying the White House, with a wife living in denial. She’s still living in denial. Liberals reside in denial right along with her. It’s there “safe place.”

Dr. Jellyfinger August 20, 2017 at 1:18 PM
Giddyup August 20, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Rasmussen Reports job approval rating for President Trump at 42%. In spite of all the controvery over what he did or did not say regarding the protests in Virginia, his approval rating remains unchanged.

Aspirin August 20, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: #52: An all polls average shows Trump’s approval at 37.7%.

Giddyup August 20, 2017 at 4:08 PM

A Pulitizer Prize finalist author, historian, and Civil War buff, Arthur L. Herman, Seniir Fellow of the Hudson Institute, argues the case for keeping the Confederate statues. “These are not ‘Confederate Monuments.’ ” They are memorials to men who fought and died with valor, as have many in the history of our country.

Lincoln made clear after the war there would be no retribution. The operative word was reconcilation … and healing the natuon. The rebels would not be punished. The left now seeks to destroy this legacy.

After the war, Lee worked for reconciliation between blacks and whites. It is ironic that the left would remove a statue of someone who worked to heal the country’s wounds.

Confederate Statues Honor Timeless Virturs. Let Them Stay

Giddyup August 20, 2017 at 4:24 PM

Once again, the left takes it to the absurb. UCLA horse that carries the school mascot downfield during football games just happens to be named Traveler, the same as the horse ridden by Genersl Robert E. Lee during the Civil War. Black Student Union, in it’s never-ending desire to be treated “special,” objects to the horse. You have now entered the left’s Twilight Zone.

Dr. Jellyfinger August 20, 2017 at 5:11 PM

This tear down the monuments thing is just fresh meat for the left.
It’s like a pack of dogs on a cat.
Common sense, critical thinking and reason have nothing to do with it.

Silva August 20, 2017 at 7:36 PM

Not a single Trump surrogate made the rounds today. What could they say?

Reality Bites August 21, 2017 at 9:40 AM

@55. Those monuments were put up in the 20’s

Silva August 21, 2017 at 12:56 PM

The Secret Service can no longer afford to pay the hundreds of agents tasked with protecting the Trumps, who have traveled so frequently in the president’s first seven months and live so far apart that they’ve left the agency stretched desperately thin. According to USA Today, more than 1,000 agents have already reached their federally mandated caps on salary and overtime, and without a lifeline from Congress, many won’t get paid for hours of work they’ve already done, Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles said. “The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,” Alles told USA Today. “I can’t change that. I have no flexibility.” Trump is already on track to spend more on travel in a year than President Obama did in eight, with a huge swath of that cost coming from the security detail required to protect him and his family. Since the inauguration, the president has taken seven trips to Mar-a-Lago (which cost an estimated $1 million to $3 million a pop) and five to his golf club in New Jersey, where the Secret Service has already spent $60,000 on golf cart rentals alone. It probably doesn’t help that Trump’s tweets have apparently brought on a “tidal wave of threats,” keeping the overworked agents on constant high-alert. But it’s Trump’s sprawling family that’s really putting a strain on the agency. A total of 42 people—including his kids, their spouses, and his grandkids—require protection, and many live up and down the East Coast. Don Jr. and Eric, who run the Trump Organization, have dragged agents to Uruguay, the UK, the Dominican Republic, Vancouver, and Dubai on business, while Ivanka, Jared Kushner, and Tiffany Trump have brought them along on various vacations across the US and Europe.

Aspirin August 21, 2017 at 2:54 PM

The GOP needs to get the healthcare issues sorted out ASAP.

It’s future depends on it.

Aspirin August 21, 2017 at 2:56 PM

Afghan policy speech tonight.

Hope for the best, brace for the worst.

TIFOKCIS August 21, 2017 at 3:14 PM

I approve of TRUMP 100%.

I am all that matters.

Progressives, Liberals and Democrats understand THE ALL ABOUT ME thing.

Elwood August 21, 2017 at 3:51 PM

@ Silva #59

Awwwwww! Next time let’s elect a bachelor President who never leaves the White House. Think how much cheaper it would be!

Silva August 21, 2017 at 4:52 PM

He’s going to have to have a war or a major escalation to distract the nation from this much buyer’s remorse.

Atticus Thraxx August 21, 2017 at 6:41 PM
Aspirin August 21, 2017 at 7:20 PM

Trump’s Afghanistan strategy is to throw more troops into the war. We tried that. At one time we had over 100,000 Americans there and that didn’t work.

A big problem is Pakistan. It is feeding terrorists into Afghanistan. Another big problem is the safety of the villagers. We enter a village, the Taliban leave, we leave, and the Taliban return and it starts all over again.

If Afghanistan cannot field an effective military force to take control of the country anything we do is a waste of men and materiel.

Original G August 21, 2017 at 7:39 PM

How strange during eight long year reign of king obama he lacked vertebral fortitude to call out Pakistan’s duplicitous tolerance of terrorists using their country as safe haven and linking their continued receiving our foreign aid to that practice ending. Too bad the ‘look good’ in history was primary focus for obama.

Between allowing Pakistan to have it both ways and obama administration policies of micro managing battle field permissions allowing military engagement, wonder how many American military lives he cost OUR country?

“After observing President Obama over the past six years in the White House, it’s become clear that political correctness is prioritized above the safety of soldiers serving overseas and the dignity of their sacrifices.”

President Trump tonight in very clear terms put Pakistan’s leaders on notice either eliminate the problem or be be prepared to forgo American dollars. Imagine career politicians regardless of country pucker when face cut off of dollars that keep them in office. Watch video included in article.

Silva August 21, 2017 at 7:54 PM

Another epic flip-flop.

Dr. Jellyfinger August 21, 2017 at 9:14 PM

Didn’t Trump say something about cutting off Pakistan’s allowance?

Original G August 21, 2017 at 10:03 PM

Part of being a leader is delegating tasks to subordinates, trusting them and holding them accountable. It does not include interfering and micro managing with what they were tasked to do. A leader also modifies decisions or positions based on additional information.

Statements by then citizen Trump likely were product of limited information available to ordinary citizens.

Continuance of obama’s timid failed policies in Mideast could have resulted in Pakistan and it’s Nuclear weapons under control of terrorists.

If nothing else eight years of obama proved the wisdom of executive term limits.

AlwaysBePositive August 22, 2017 at 7:53 AM

I find it unbelievably hard to believer that we are going back to placing more crosses on the hillside above Lafayette BART. What we should do is consult the generals of armies that have conquered and held Afghanistan throughout history. There aren’t any…

@#71 g
If you don’t recognize a flip-flop by the interpretation, just listen to his words.
@#72 g
We would be glad to work there…but first you’d have to get djt to do his job and start appointing people. His speech on using India to pressure Pakistan? The India-Pakistan liaison position is unfilled, as is the ambassador to India position.

Silva August 22, 2017 at 7:56 AM

In short he’ll continue doing exactly what Obama did. And all the stuff he kept barking about during the campaign regarding “immediately” pulling out of Afghanistan once he became president, which his gaga followers gobbled up, ended up being hogwash just like everything else that comes out of his pie hole. And as he’s mentioned, he plans to alleviate Afghanistan from their “great mineral wealth” as compensation for our continued occupation. That is not a good look.

Silva August 22, 2017 at 8:50 AM

I will give some credit for teleprompter improvement. A “C” for effort. He’s been practicing. If he can stay on other people’s script, he might get past all the chaos and pandemonium created when he wings it. That flies with his base, but clearly his true feelings are unacceptable to the rest of the nation. The rally tonight could be interesting.

Original G August 22, 2017 at 9:32 AM

Can understand to a degree confusion of others on qualities of leadership after over a decade of inept leadership, first by President Bush’s dumb kid and then by an even more disappointing teleprompter lecturing invertebrate who perpetually demonstrated his hubris.

President Trump is a very clear and present danger to the festering malignant governance of career politicians infesting both parties caring and catering to those who give them campaign contributions. Who then after elections hand out taxpayer dollars as reward.

WC August 22, 2017 at 9:56 AM

Did Mark DeSaulnier put out a press release on the actions of Democratic State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal. Her comments regarding assassinating Trump is something where I would expect a comment.

AlwaysBePositive August 22, 2017 at 3:26 PM

RT, you were right, there were people on the left calling for removal of Washington and Jefferson memorials. A couple of points in my defense though…
I think that the spokespeople, all of whom were black, should be given some grace for their opinions. Their life experience regarding the impact of slavery on their ancestors is something the descendants of slave owners really don’t have the right to deny. Also, it isn’t too difficult to find a handful of pundits to support anything, left or right. For every left person that supports removal of slave owners memorials, there are right people that support memorializing traitors and slavery supporters.

Original G August 22, 2017 at 4:36 PM

Hypocrite thine party is Democrat. Pelosi has been in Congress since 1988 and she is just now getting around to deciding some statues in Congress should be removed?

Will she also be calling for removal of all depictions, statue or otherwise of Robert J. Byrd longest serving Senator in United States history IF in fact Democrats are concerned about historical mistreatment of black persons?
During his life he was Exalted Cyclops in a local KKK Klan. Why should any reference to Byrd remain in DC if Democrats are now “sensitive” to issues regarding mistreatment of blacks of slavery and the Civil War?

How is removal of historical reminders going to help blacks with things such as jobs, education and health care which Democrats rail on about just before each Congressional and Presidential election?

Or are Democrats again playing the race card ahead of upcoming Alabama special election trying to upset black voters so they will first bother to turn out to vote then vote democrat?

Pelosi, Schumer and other OLD Democrats are relying upon the old ways of keep them poor and mad. They have failed to notice subtle changes such as Mayors of Oakland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Chicago are now white. The nation’s demographics are changing as Asians and Latinos become make up more of the nation and Democrat’s old fall back instigation techniques have less effects upon them. Fact Democrats have lost over 1,000 seats at state and federal levels since 2009 is purely their failure to deliver when it comes to improving the lives of minorities and being responsive to all constituents instead of just mega rich one percent giving them campaign contributions.

“Ensuring that Democrats continue to receive black votes in a monolithic block, it is in their interest for blacks to remain poor and resentful…”

Atticus Thraxx August 22, 2017 at 4:59 PM

Plenty of hypocrisy to spread around OG. Covers both sides and all the edges. Step back from take a tidal breath, blink once or twice and you’ll see the bullstink flying like a neutrino storm from both half blind idealogies. It’s axiomatic.

Original G August 22, 2017 at 6:11 PM

Pelosi somehow forget to mention and history challenged reporters didn’t ask how many of DC statues she’s demanding removal of are of people who were DEMOCRATS.

President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis a DEMOCRAT
from Mississippi.
Vice president of the Confederacy Alexander Stephens, a DEMOCRAT
from Georgia.
General Joseph Wheeler, a Democrat from Alabama.
James Zachariah George, a DEMOCRAT from Mississippi.
Wade Hampton III, a DEMOCRAT from South Carolina.
General Edmund Kirby Smith, a DEMOCRAT from Florida.
Zebulon Baird Vance, a DEMOCRAT from North Carolina.
John E. Kenna, a DEMOCRAT from West Virginia.
Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry, a DEMOCRAT from Georgia.

Original G August 22, 2017 at 8:17 PM

Stated long term goal of CA’s progressive liberal politicians is to increase numbers of electric vehicles. Yet here in CA we are already facing some of the highest electricity prices in the nation along with calls for conservation due to generation capacity limitations.

Has there been any thought to where increased demand for electricity to charge electric vehicles is going to come from? Yes there will be off peak charging but as number of vehicles increases so will demand and existing generation capacity is limited.

In CA majority of generation is now done by burning natural gas to make electricity. Fleet vehicles along with buses run on compressed gas as fuel.
Conversion kits are available for gasoline engines yet politicians opted to push electric. Did campaign contributions and lobbying result in electric vehicle decision? And Why are government subsidies still needed? Any viable alternative should have been competitive by now.

Dr. Jellyfinger August 22, 2017 at 9:31 PM

Erase History?
Remember the immortal ( or was it immoral? ) words of George Santayana….
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”
It would be a wise idea to leave some reminders around…the good and the bad.

Dr. Jellyfinger August 22, 2017 at 9:37 PM

@ Original G 76 ~ Well now I understand why they want to get rid of them! Hide the evidence. I’ll bet Hillary & her staff could do the job with a box of hammers.

Original G August 22, 2017 at 10:57 PM

What say you, is this being politically sensitive, absurdity raised to a new level or merely cowardice in refusing to stand up to liberal Democrat bullying?

‘ESPN pulls Asian-American sportscaster Robert Lee from University of Virginia football game because he shares same name as controversial Confederate general’

Original G August 22, 2017 at 11:01 PM

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”

Or could it be as simple as dementia ?
How many of her staff are solely tasked to make sure she doesn’t wander off ?

TIFOKCIS August 23, 2017 at 7:28 AM

The Left continues to cry over RACISM and support BLM in the same breath.

The Left vows to eradicate FASCISM while they cheer on antifa.

The hypocrisy is deafening.

Oh and LOUSY Photoshop ‘\placing the driver at the rally. Yeah okay L0ser(s).

Aspirin August 23, 2017 at 7:47 AM

Yet another Trump campaign promise broken. He campaigned on healthcare reform and getting us out of Afghanistan.

We will be in Afghanistan forever.

People worrying about statues should be trying to raise their level of awareness to issues that count. The GOP has spent almost its entire agenda on the GOP, instead of improving America’s healthcare, infrastructure, and education.

Petty politics is the new GOP. Healthcare reform can wait.

Grow up and wake up ! Trump is destroying America by creating new divisions and fuelling old ones. He is pouring gasoline on the fire in the Middle East. Trump attacks “fake news” while he presides over his fake administration.

Aspirin August 23, 2017 at 10:41 AM

Mr. Trump, how about building a “great big beautiful wall” around the White House. That way, you could keep your administration from running away from you and it would keep the fake news reporters away.

Original G August 23, 2017 at 3:43 PM

How embarrassing.

“A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a sanctuary city in California challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order withholding grants from jurisdictions that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities

The city of Richmond, Calif., filed suit in March challenging the constitutionality of the order. U.S. District Judge William Orrick dismissed the case Monday, finding Richmond did not have standing to challenge the law.

In his ruling dismissing the case, Orrick explained the city had not demonstrated that it had reason to believe Trump’s order would be enforced against them, and therefore didn’t have standing to bring a case.”

Anyone surprised ??? There are no Republicans on City Council.
‘Richmond, Calif., leaders unanimously vote in favor of Trump’s impeachment’

How many taxpayer dollars were wasted by the City Council so they could make headlines, get some free face time on TV and make their mark on history ???

“William Orrick III is a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He joined the court in 2013 after a nomination from President Barack Obama.”

Some mark on history, getting thrown out of Court by a President Obama appointed Judge. How embarrassing.

Can hardly wait for Los Angeles suit to make it up to The Supreme Court.
By then President Trump may have appointed two more Justices to the Court.

Atticus Thraxx August 23, 2017 at 4:04 PM

How about a blog poll? Choose the letter that best fits your answer and post below. They’ll be counted and we’ll see which way it goes:

A. Trump is an unconventional outsider here to shake up the body politic , drain the swamp, and put forth an American kicka$$ agenda.

B. Trump is a mentally and/or morally compromised manic who breaks everything he touches and has Russo leanings, and and displays arrogant indifference to the damage he causes or to intellectual curiosity.

C. Poptarts with honey.

Original G August 23, 2017 at 4:13 PM

Well now how about this from a local AM radio station in Boston?

“The Boston rally was a watershed event. But not in the way the mainstream media has been portraying it, as a bold stand against white supremacy in the wake of Charlottesville. Rather, it demonstrates the power of propaganda to foment mass hysteria and mob rule. Reality no longer matters.

For the media refuses to report this seminal truth: There were no white supremacists or neo-Nazis. None. Not even one. Instead, they engaged in a massive disinformation campaign that spurred over 40,000 “antifascists” to descend upon Boston Common. The alt-left’s goal: to counter-demonstrate against an alleged “white nationalist” rally.

Yet, what they were protesting was the very opposite. The Free Speech rally had nothing to do with white supremacy or the Ku Klux Klan—never mind the violence in Charlottesville. In fact, the rally was planned well before Charlottesville (one even took place earlier this year in May). More importantly, the rally was about defending the First Amendment, stressing the importance of free speech and freedom of expression in an age of growing intolerance.
Remarkably and irresponsibly, bordering on the criminal, the media repeatedly perpetuated the myth that a rally devoted to free speech was a cover for a KKK lovefest. Not one single major media outlet bothered to investigate or search for the facts; like sheep, they ran with the false narrative that Nazis were invading Boston. The reason: They got their marching orders from Mayor Marty Walsh and the liberal establishment.”

In searching internet images looking for Boston rally did find pictures showing neo nazi for rally held back in May 2017.

Two stories from Daily Mail pictures show no evidence of Nazi and make mention only of “Free Speech supporters”, “free speech rally”,

“The moment 40,000 anti-fascist protesters faced off with a few dozen ‘free speech’ activists:”

Did leftist media fabricate a narrative to match their agenda ???

Original G August 23, 2017 at 4:39 PM

Anti Trump protestor found out the hard way what happens in a town not dominated by Democrats.
A poor little Snowflake melts in Phoenix, live on TV.

His new nickname is . . . . . . . make up a name for him.

Silva August 23, 2017 at 4:42 PM

😆Hmm,.. Let’s see,…🤔… So, so, tough…😆😂🤣🤣🤣

Forsythe August 23, 2017 at 6:14 PM

How about re-naming the Democrat Party? Since the Democrats were the party of the Confederacy during the Civil War it’s only fair that since they are taking down statues and renaming colleges that we also re-name the Democrat party.

Here are few ideas:

The Hildabeast Party
(Since the Russians stole the election and Hillary shoulda won).

The Pajama Boy Party
(Since safe spaces, ObamaCare, and mommy’s basement rule the day).

The Swamp Rat Party
(Since the Democrats now own the federal government. And money from the union dues collected from federal workers gets donated to Democrat candidates, who in turn keep the crooked unions in power).

The Identity Politics Party
(Since the Democrats want people to feel victimized, so that they will be mad at the mean Republicans).

The Fake News Party
(Since CNN, MSNBC and their ilk own the main stream media and their bias is hurting the country).

Silva August 23, 2017 at 7:05 PM

Interesting story regarding who may be seated in very close proximity to the POTUS at numerous rallies.

Original G August 23, 2017 at 7:17 PM

I wish to help Democrats in their rejection of certain things related with white supremacy and slave ownership. Now if Democrats are truly serious about this I am volunteering to help them. Yes that is not a mistype, I want to help.

I will take off their hands all campaign contributions in currency which bear portraits of those who owned Slaves. $1 Washington, $2 Thomas Jefferson, $20 Andrew Jackson, $50 Ulysses Grant and $100 Benjamin Franklin.

Silva August 23, 2017 at 7:40 PM

Did Steve Mnuchin and his wife use a government plane to get a better view of the eclipse? Ethics watchdog asks for documents revealing costs and purpose of the trip

This story is the gift that keeps on giving.

Dr. Jellyfinger August 23, 2017 at 8:25 PM

I’m glad Trump changed his mind on Afghanistan…. it was one of the reasons I was supporting Cruz.
Only an idiot would repeat Obama’s Iraq pullout clusterflub.

Dr. Jellyfinger August 23, 2017 at 8:51 PM

In fact…. Trump has agreed with Cruz’s position about not engaging in “nation building” too.
It’s kind of a shame they were such bitter enemies as candidates… tho it seems Ted has risen above that for the good of the nation.
Too bad Dem’s can’t let it go and “move on”.
We could make more progress without all this butt hurt “resist” bullsh*t.

Deplorable August 23, 2017 at 8:57 PM

Send your $1, $2, $20 & $100 bills to me for immediate disposal. Do not try this at home. I am a certified monetary disposal technician. I will properly dispose of your racist money and you can brag to anyone who will listen that you are the most politically correct person you know.

Silva August 23, 2017 at 9:07 PM

One dollar bills have tobacco leaves all over them.

George August 24, 2017 at 7:09 AM

@aspirin #83 – yet you didn’t whine and cry when Obama failed to get our troops out of the Middle East – and broke a promise in doing so.

The only thing transparent about liberals is the space between their ears.

They ought to be renamed the Hypocrite Party – but still retain the jackass as the party mascot.

TIFOKCIS August 24, 2017 at 7:11 AM

Progressives, Liberals and Democrats demand ‘crackers’ be removed from grocery store shelves NOW!

Forsythe August 24, 2017 at 7:28 AM

Here’s another proposed name for the Democrats:

The Saul Alinsky Party

Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals, was published in 1971. It outlined ways for the “Have Nots” to take power away from the “Haves”. Hillary Clinton was an early follower of Saul Alinsky. Both Bill and Hillary embraced his concepts. But the Clintons forgot all about the “Have Nots”. Instead they accumulated the power and wealth of the “Haves”. They left the White House $500,000 in debt. Today, their personal fortune exceeds $200 million. The Clinton Foundation became known as a “pay for play” money laundering entity.

But the Clinton’s enablers in the media continue to ignore the scandal.

Many on the left embrace Saul Alinksy. Why not honor their hero, with a new, politically correct, name for the Democrats? No more having to live down the fact that the Democrats were the party of the Confederates during the Civil War.

Alinskyites everywhere would be proud.

—Want to understand Hillary Clinton? Read Saul Alinsky.

Aspirin August 24, 2017 at 8:33 AM

George, your president is using Obama’s playbook in Afghanistan. Are you OK with that?

Aspirin August 24, 2017 at 8:42 AM

Trump’s biggest accomplishment so far is that he has been unable to fulfill many of his campaign promises.

For this, we can be thankful.

Rollo Tomasi August 24, 2017 at 8:51 AM

@George 98:

Perhaps you’re new here. In any case, apparently nobody has explained the unwritten rule imposed by liberals here on Claycord that Obama is no longer president, so any mention of his actions or words is irrelevant. Also, you must pay no attention to the fact that they spent the last eight years blaming George W. Bush for every one of Obama’s failures while he was in office.

Reality Bites August 24, 2017 at 9:40 AM

@95 had the republicans only let it go the last 8 years. They didn’t and set the standard. Stop complaining it’s the new politics.

Aspirin August 24, 2017 at 10:07 AM

Trump wasting taxpayer money on ego-building rallies says a lot about his priorities and his personality.

A very bad joke has been foisted upon the world.

Silva August 24, 2017 at 11:06 AM

Actually, Republicans and Democrat Congressmen and women ARE quietly doing the nation’s business on many issues, in a bipartisan way. They will be giving the big guy bills to sign, and they will let him take all the credit. It’s understood that he will take every bit of it.

Silva August 24, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Trump’s $89,000.00 ego stroker is out of work.

Rapid exit: Trump’s director of ‘rapid response’ who scoured the Internet for rare positive stories about him leaves the White House;

Reality Bites August 24, 2017 at 12:27 PM

If you watched Trump’s Phoenix speech on Monday, you probably noticed a guy standing almost directly behind him, holding up a sign that read “BLACKS FOR TRUMP.”

He wore a t-shirt referencing a website,, that brings us directly into the belly of the beast.
No White House press office would ever allow anyone wearing a T-shirt with a slogan and a URL to stand behind a President of the United States, giving a major speech, without explicit permission. So we have to assume that the guy, as well as his signs, had been vetted and approved by someone who reports to Gen. Kelly. Therefore, it’s acceptable to think that the Trump administration directly or indirectly endorses the website.

Elwood August 24, 2017 at 3:48 PM

@ Aspirin #105

“Trump wasting taxpayer money on ego-building rallies says a lot about his priorities and his personality.”

If you weren’t lazy and have your mind made up on everything you would know the rallies are paid for from campaign funds.

Aspirin August 24, 2017 at 6:25 PM

Trump eagerly blames Congress for the failure of his promise to repeal and replace the ACA.

He should look in the mirror once in a while. He will see a big part of the problem.

Aspirin August 24, 2017 at 6:26 PM

Elwood, are the Secret Service and local police paid from campaign funds?

Original G August 24, 2017 at 7:54 PM

“Trump wasting taxpayer money on ego-building rallies says a lot about his priorities and his personality.”

Well now let us review, ….. ego-building rallies ?

“President Obama referred to himself 75 times in his farewell address Tuesday night, according to a review of his prepared remarks by The Daily Caller.”

“Watch Obama Refer to Himself 119 Times During Hillary Nominating Speech”

“Obama refers to himself 40 times during Cubs visit to White House”

“Obama talks about himself 207 times in 84 minutes… ”

“Watch Obama Refer to Himself 118 Times in Three Minutes”

‘I,’ ‘Me,’ ‘My’—Obama Uses First Person Singular 199 Times in Speech Vowing Unilateral Action

“We the People: Trump Referred to Himself Only Three Times During Inauguration Address”

After 8 long years of teleprompter lectures no one should be confused as to who is the most important person is to Obama. Really revealed a lot about Obama’s priorities and his personality.

OP ED written by former Democrat member of Congress from CA.
“Early in his administration, President/Professor Obama repeatedly referred to “teaching moments.” He would admonish staff, members of Congress and the public, in speeches and in private, about what they could learn from him.”

Silva August 24, 2017 at 8:13 PM

Here come da dosiere. Peece out, y’all!

Dr. Jellyfinger August 24, 2017 at 10:06 PM

Lefticrats… we’re done with “dog whistle”
This week’s buzzword/phrase for Trump is “unhinged”.
Say it over and over and over again….

Elwood August 24, 2017 at 10:51 PM

@ Aspirin #111

“Elwood, are the Secret Service and local police paid from campaign funds?”

Good Lord, you’re even dumber than I thought. The Secret Service and local police accompany him everywhere he goes. (Golf, rally, address the VFW, whatever) It’s their job. Like Obama and other Presidents, he always makes sure to have another reason (Presidential business) for the trip.

Aspirin August 24, 2017 at 11:04 PM

“Unhinged” is apropos when describing some of Trump’s antics.

Dr. Jellyfinger August 25, 2017 at 12:16 AM

@ 116 Aspirin ~ That’s not important…. just keep saying “unhinged” like a little robot…. over and over again.

TIFOKCIS August 25, 2017 at 7:19 AM

Donald J. Trump!

Doing a fine!

Thank YOU!

Aspirin August 25, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Elwood, glad that you mentioned golf with Trump having a record number of golf trips and add the added expense of protecting Trump Tower.

A lot of added cost for someone who has added so little.

Giddyup August 25, 2017 at 8:38 AM

Republican input is no longer required here. Libersls live in their own little fantasy land where they still think they can get candidates elected and won’t be changing their minds. Conservatives are busy running … just about everything. The left’s “party” is over, people. The wake will be coming up shortly. Remember to wear black. They picked the jackass as their symbol, and lived up to all that entails. Let’s pin the tail on the donkey and vote them all out of office as soon as possible.

Silva August 25, 2017 at 9:02 AM

Dr. Jellyfinger 117, That really is a proven strategy. DT employs it regularly. He never ever said “Hillary”, or “Clinton”, but it was always “Crooked Hillary” and “Little Marco”, “Lying Ted”, etc., etc.. He never said anything about the ACA besides “Repeal and Replace”, and so on. I’m not saying I think he’s of sound mind, but if a person with a bullhorn repeats something frequently enough, there are some people who will start believing it. Aspirus doesn’t have quite the same bully platform that he does though, and terms such as “unhinged”, “delusional”, “liar”, “egomaniac”, “ignorant” “clueless” etc., etc., are being spoken worldwide.

Silva August 25, 2017 at 10:26 AM

Now we know Harvey will win the dubious title as first major disaster for the Trump administration. They’ve sure kept us guessing.

Elwood August 25, 2017 at 3:56 PM

@ Aspirin #119

My, you will grasp at any straw which might conceivably support your perverted point of view, won’t you?

If you say something stupid and are called out on it, change the subject.

Aspirin August 25, 2017 at 4:12 PM

Trump has proposed slashing Federal Emergency Management Agency grant funding to states and municipalities by $667 million.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Harvey approaches Texas as FEMA gears up for a fight.

Aspirin August 25, 2017 at 4:19 PM

I agree that the MSM is quick to pounce on anything Trump says or tweets but it is mostly fact-based reporting albeit with a bias against Trump, who has brought it on himself by changing his stories, lying, insulting, calling people names, and alienating many of his supporters.

Trump is a bad act who hates the critics. We’ve seen this before.

Aspirin August 25, 2017 at 4:20 PM

Pray for the folks in Harvey’s path.

Jerk August 25, 2017 at 4:43 PM

How did America ever survive prior to the SCAM organization called “fema” ?

Good Riddance! DHS is next.

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