Claycord – Talk About Politics

September 22, 2017 19:10 pm · 151 comments

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This post is “Talk About Politics”.

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1 Original G September 22, 2017 at 7:10 PM

“Sen. John McCain almost certainly just killed TrumpCare — and gave a boost to managed-care stocks such as UnitedHealth (UNH) and Centene (CNC). The Arizona Republican declared that he couldn’t “in good conscience” vote for the Graham-Cassidy plan to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with block grants to states.”
http://www.investors.com/news/mccain-pulls-the-plug-on-graham-cassidy-now-trumpcares-really-dead/

Obamacare is still a creation solely of Democrats.
How fitting John McCain more Democrat than Republican has made sure they still own it.
Do no more, let the Democrat creation implode.

2 Original G September 22, 2017 at 7:14 PM

” We have to face facts. North Korea is doing exactly what China and Russia want it to do. There would be no nuclear weapon threat from North Korea without covert assistance from both China and Russia. Therefore, our negotiating strategy of relying on China and Russia to rein in the nuclear-weapons threat posed by North Korea makes absolutely no sense. President Trump must stop relying on Obama holdovers for strategic guidance. ” …

North Korea is rushing to compete work on a new submarine capable of launching multiple Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs).

” This submarine can be equipped with the newly-developed Pukguksong-3 missile. This new 3,000-ton submarine would replace the older class SINPO-class submarine of 2,000 tons which has only one launcher. The date for completion is before Sept. 9, 2018, the 70th anniversary of the founding of North Korea. ”

Rest of article
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/sep/19/north-korea-regime-change-is-possible/

3 Local September 22, 2017 at 7:14 PM

ROBERT MUELLER IS OFFICIALLY CLOSING IN ON TRUMP

The special counsel reportedly sent the White House a broad documents request focused on some of the president’s most controversial actions.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/09/robert-mueller-donald-trump-white-house-documents

4 Local September 22, 2017 at 7:16 PM

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

States that told The Associated Press they had been targeted include Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. In most cases, they had not known until notified Friday by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Homeland Security officials tell the AP that in September hackers believed to be Russian agents targeted voter registration systems in more than 20 states.
https://apnews.com/cb8a753a9b0948589cc372a3c037a567/Federal-government-notifies-21-states-of-election-hacking

5 Original G September 22, 2017 at 8:02 PM

Something to look forward to in 2018 US Senate elections.
Eight Republicans are up for reelection but twenty three Democrats are up for reelection plus the two Independents who vote Democrat most of the time are also up for reelection.

So call it 8 vs 25. Considering how many seats Democrats have lost at state and federal level since 2009 is not looking good for them. After obamacare implodes Republicans could well end up with 61 or more Senate seats.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4063898/As-Obama-accomplished-policy-goals-party-floundered.html

6 Local September 22, 2017 at 8:47 PM

Trump is Cowardly, Uninspiring and Inconsistent, Americans Say: Poll

President Donald Trump lacks courage and is generally unprepared as a leader, say a majority of Americans
http://www.newsweek.com/most-americans-find-trump-cowardly-uninspiring-and-inconsistent-poll-shows-669510

7 RANDOM TASK September 22, 2017 at 9:24 PM

Wow #3 for a dem that is supposed to be against bullying and slack jawing And preaching about unity and helping people you sure are nasty with the name calling and arm bending of the president elect ….and as a dem who is all for segregating people and labeling them chineses Americans and forcing people to be anything but American even though they were born here and should be just Americans or even people who immigrated legally from Mexico are labeled Mexican Americans instead of just Americans as Morgan freeman said “when did I become African I was born here “…..you see people actually do love this country and all it’s freedoms and yet Hillary who is of Welch decent calls herself AMERICAN AND NOT WELCH AMERICAN ….and why do gay people have to identify with a letter …like a scarlet letter to label them instead of just being people they are labeled and personal privacy taken Away ….. CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT ….disclaimer the caps are for boldness of lettering not shouting …thank you

8 Original G September 22, 2017 at 9:31 PM

No longer a President and Obama still won’t commit and risk HIS look good in history.

” Last week, at the foundation’s community meeting, President Barack Obama himself told residents that he would not sign a benefits agreement, which would put into writing the promises the foundation has made thus far on bringing jobs, economic development and resources to the South Side. ” …

” About 300 residents packed a South Side auditorium Wednesday night to demand that the promise of jobs, economic development and other benefits of the Obama presidential library center be put in writing.

The activists and residents want a community benefits agreement, something many say will protect the neighborhoods and people the center may displace.

“The soul of our city is at stake,” said Jay Travis, of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization. “Will Chicago be home to all people regardless of race and income or will we sit back and watch city government systematically remove us?”

As the Obama Foundation continues to draft plans for the Obama Center, community stakeholders gathered Wednesday evening in the auditorium of Hyde Park Academy to renew their efforts to get the agreement, an idea the foundation has not embraced. ”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/activists-soul-of-city-at-stake-in-obama-library-agreement-flap/

Then again we’ve seen Obama’s priorities.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccb-cwSFjP0

9 Original G September 22, 2017 at 10:44 PM

” A judge in Washington, DC, on Thursday denied requests to dismiss the criminal cases against nearly 200 people charged with rioting in downtown Washington on President Donald Trump’s inauguration day. ” …

” District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz, who heard arguments in July, issued an order Thursday denying all the motions to dismiss. The defendants are set to be tried in groups at separate times, with the first trial date scheduled for late November. Other trials are scheduled throughout 2018.

There are 194 cases pending; 19 defendants have pleaded guilty so far. The defendants all face felony rioting and property destruction charges, and some face additional charges. ”
http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/09/980158-judge-just-delivered-bad-news-hundreds-arrested-violently-protesting-trumps-inauguration/
…………………………….

” On 17 July, the DoJ served a website-hosting company, DreamHost, with a search warrant for every piece of information it possessed that was related to a website that was used to coordinate protests during Donald Trump’s inauguration. The warrant covers the people who own and operate the site, but also seeks to get the IP addresses of 1.3 million people who visited it, as well as the date and time of their visit and information about what browser or operating system they used. ”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/14/donald-trump-inauguration-protest-website-search-warrant-dreamhost

10 Aspirin September 23, 2017 at 7:40 AM

Our democracy is in peril. We have a White House occupant that the majority did not want. We fight in wars a majority opposes. Our Congress pushes healthcare legislation a majority does not want.

We want our democracy to return ASAP.

11 Aspirin September 23, 2017 at 7:46 AM

Something else to look forward to in the 2018 elections: The present dismal performance of the failing GOP Congress will give the Democrats almost unlimited possibilities to defeat their GOP rivals.

12 Aspirin September 23, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Trump is furious over McCain’s refusal to support the latest GOP healthcare destruction.
“The president defended the GOP healthcare measure’s approach, which envisions the federal government sending grants to states to administer their own health care systems, and allowing them vast discretion over how to use the money. It would allow them to seek federal waivers to let insurers charge higher premiums to people with pre-existing medical conditions or to omit certain benefits that they are now required to provide, such as maternity care or mental health care.”
“Better control & management,” Mr. Trump wrote. “Great for Arizona.”

Great for Arizona, but lousy for California’s much, much larger population.

13 Ricardoh September 23, 2017 at 9:13 AM

I bet if someone asked Curry exactly what President Trump did that ticked him off he couldn’t come up with a decent answer.

14 Ricardoh September 23, 2017 at 9:15 AM

McCain knows the right hates him so he has decided in his last days to become the darling of the left. It’s all about McCain.

15 Venice September 23, 2017 at 10:37 AM

Now that President Trump’s great success is driving the lunatics of the academic left into even greater absurdities and thuggery, perhaps conditions are right for cleaning the swamp of campus corruption.
Any change will require the efforts of HONEST congressmen, fair-minded state legislators, the compromised Department of Education, wrongheaded university trustees, and the fed-up taxpayers who directly fund American “higher” education.
We need many more champions of the university’s mission to study and teach the best which has been thought and said in the world. Not the failing socio-leftist agenda that is destroying America. If this were done before now perhaps the brains of some commenters here wouldn’t be full of the swamp’s by-product.

16 Aspirin September 23, 2017 at 11:17 AM

Hillary’s failure to win can be expressed as follows:

Hillary was offering Chevys while Trump was offering Cadillacs, except the Cadillacs came with no engines.

17 Dr. Jellyfinger September 23, 2017 at 12:19 PM

@ 17 ~ You really put the “anal” in “analogy”.

18 Local September 23, 2017 at 12:57 PM

America’s Whiniest ‘Victim’

Donald Trump is the reigning king of American victimhood.

This projection of vice, claiming of victimhood, and complaining about vanishing privileges make Trump an ideal front man for the kind of cultural anxiety, desperation and anger that disguises itself as a benign debate about public policy.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/opinion/donald-trump-unfair.html?ref=opinion

19 Dr. Jellyfinger September 23, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Trump’s just saying what everyone is thinking….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuqHsuGnU64

20 Badge1104 September 23, 2017 at 1:58 PM

Great speech president Trump! (We like your new haircut too :). We know you will get the economy going and we look forward to our middle class tax breaks which will make it happen. I think that middle-class Americans can now be dreamers once again too!

21 Badge1104 September 23, 2017 at 2:01 PM

PS #14. Steph Curry is sitting in his 30 million dollar Alamo home and he has nothing to complain about the president… that I guess you’ll still do it thinking he’s appealing to his fans. but that’s where he’s wrong. Poor Steph.

22 Elwood September 23, 2017 at 3:36 PM

@ Aspirin # 11

And of course the Democrats will have the flying pigs on their side this time.

23 Original G September 23, 2017 at 3:55 PM

” President Donald Trump has doubled down on his criticism of NFL players who refuse to stand during the national anthem, despite fierce backlash from the league and players.

‘If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the national anthem,’ ”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4912846/NFL-commissioner-Roger-Goodell-blasts-Trump-s-SOB-remarks.html

24 grandmato3 September 23, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Steph Curry has the same rights as any of us to voice his opinion. Funny trump can tweet his fingers off voicing his opinions, many of them blatant lies, and his followers think it’s A-OK. Let anyone voice an opinion against trump and they can’t stand it. The majority of people do not like him, if your in the 35% who do, fine but don’t get your panties in a bunch if the rest of us have things to say about him you don’t like. Freedom of speech is what it’s called.

25 Original G September 23, 2017 at 4:55 PM

” Hundreds of homeless people in Salt Lake City have mysteriously vanished over recent weeks and residents are baffled as to why.
Following a police operation conducted in mid-August, Utah’s capital city has seen its down and out dwindle dramatically.

Homeless shelters and temporary housing facilities which once offered relief to the destitute in the downtown area are now empty, according to Sgt Brandon Shearer, who seems equally perplexed as he searches for homeless camps during helicopter patrols. ”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4912930/The-homeless-Salt-Lake-City-vanishing.html

Check video tapes at bus station to see who is handing out one way tickets.

” For years, Oklahoma City tackled its homeless problem by handing out bus tickets to other cities to its down-and-out residents.”
http://www.ibtimes.com/homeless-bus-ticket-programs-across-nation-offer-little-accountability-poor-housing-2016812

” Oregon Just Set Aside $30,000 To Buy The Homeless One-Way Bus Tickets ”
https://thinkprogress.org/oregon-just-set-aside-30-000-to-buy-the-homeless-one-way-bus-tickets-dc85fdb6eb01/

Yea but it sounds so good on the press release.
” Since starting its “family reunification” program in 2011, the city of Denver has handed out roughly 540 one-way Greyhound bus tickets to other cities costing a total of $123,000. ” …
http://www.9news.com/news/local/next/city-of-denver-giving-homeless-people-one-way-bus-tickets-out-of-town/387284797

How to get rid of homeless criminals.
” A homeless Portland man with a lengthy criminal record moved to Denver and racked up even more charges there. Then, he received a one-way bus ticket back to Portland.

He’s still homeless, police say.

The news reveals that while Portland is giving hundreds of homeless people one-way tickets out of town, other cities are doing the same and sending homeless people to Portland. Some remain homeless once they get here. ”
http://www.kgw.com/news/local/homeless/homeless-man-with-criminal-record-bused-to-portland-from-denver-still-homeless/427329073

” Despite an affordability crisis, Austin is attractive to people with a range of income, including the homeless.

This year, the homeless population grew by 17 percent according to Ending Community Homelessness Coalition (ECHO).

CBS Austin’s Nadia Galindo spoke to one man who was given a one-way bus ticket to Austin because of the resources the city offers. ”
http://cbsaustin.com/news/local/homeless-buy-one-way-bus-tickets-to-austin

So that’s it the more nanny state handouts progressive liberal cities hand out to the homeless and mentally ill the more other cities will sent their problems to them by way of one way tickets.

” Local advocates for the homeless confirm that for decades, government agencies, churches and social service agencies in other states have provided free transportation to San Diego and other California cities to help rid their own cities of transients.

According to lawsuit recently settled, a Nevada mental hospital was accused of sending 500 patients by Greyhound bus to San Diego and other California cities. ”
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Nevada-Settles-Homeless-Dumping-Lawsuit-369736411.html

No wonder San Diego, LA and Santa Cruz have hepatitis issues.

” San Diego is awash with ‘fecal matter’ due to lack of public toilets and surging rates of homeless people, health officials warn as they try to control the hepatitis A outbreak ”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4877408/Hepatitis-outbreak-San-Diego-fecal-matter-city.html

” Hepatitis A outbreak declared in Los Angeles County ”
http://abc7.com/health/hepatitis-a-outbreak-declared-in-los-angeles-county/2433276/

” From a handful of cases in April, hepatitis A has spread to 65 people, many of them homeless and many of them drug users, and Dr. Arnold Leff, Santa Cruz County health officer ”
http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20170831/NEWS/170839935

” City workers fear Hepatitis A outbreak among homeless in Oakland ” …
” It is those unsanitary conditions that has been the cause of the viral hepatitis outbreak among homeless in San Diego, which started in November 2016. Since then, nearly 400 cases have been documented and 15 deaths. Of that, 65 percent were homeless.

In April, a Hepatitis A outbreak happened in Santa Cruz where 89 percent of the 63 cases were contracted by the homeless population.

“It’s almost like a ticking time bomb that’s waiting to happen,” Dr. Runhjun Misra said. “At some point there’s going to be a disease outbreak.”

Dr. Misra has been pushing for prevention and suggests homeless in the Bay Area need to be vaccinated now. Additionally, she has been calling for better accessibility to clean water, soap, and bathrooms. ”
http://www.ktvu.com/news/city-workers-fear-hepatitis-a-outbreak-among-homeless-in-oakland

Progressive liberals so good at handing out your tax dollars trying to create their fantasy Utopian liberal Nanny State here in CA. Are they capable of controlling the rapidly growing health problem they created ???

These are the same people which oversaw building of just HALF a Bridge.

“Finally finished, it was completed TEN YEARS LATE and $5 Billion over budget. ”
http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/ten-years-late5-billion-over-budget-bay-bridge-riddled-with-problems/

Yet you keep electing them ???

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

26 Aspirin September 23, 2017 at 5:05 PM

Trump’s childish antics with N. Korea are a testament to his total inability to perform as a legitimate player on the world stage.

You elected an idiot, and we are paying for it dearly..

27 Aspirin September 23, 2017 at 5:10 PM

21 states’ elections were hacked by Russians. This calls into question as to whether Trump was fairly elected.

Knowing that a possible (probable, actually) hacked election calls into question our entire election system don’t be surprised if this entire matter is swept under the carpet.

I choose to believe that Trump was not fairly elected.

28 Aspirin September 23, 2017 at 5:14 PM

As the investigation in Congress unfolds and uncovers more and more evidence of Russian interference in the election we learn that 21 states were hacked by outside interests (likely Russians) having a heavy stake in getting Trump in the White House.

A strong reason might very well be Russia’s hatred of Hillary.

29 Aspirin September 23, 2017 at 5:17 PM

The GOP Congress will not fully and impartially investigate a probably hacked US election which resulted in a Republican occupant in the White House.

Bet on it.

30 Aspirin September 23, 2017 at 5:23 PM

Uh-oh. Trump is losing it. Lock up the nuke launch codes.

31 Original G September 23, 2017 at 5:23 PM

“Freedom of speech is what it’s called.”

Absolutely correct, These overpaid athletes with self focused egos even larger than their salaries are about as in tune with most Americans as career politicians are. As with career politicians are these athletes want attention, face time on TV.

Now in CA we have more than our share of those who don’t appreciate patriotism, what our Flag stands or any of the rest, but they will be among the first to whine they are being denied their “rights”. Now given time they might grow up, if not they could become mirror worshiping career politicians in Congress. Hear tell there are even a few failed bartenders there.

Sports figures and nothing more than paid performers, offend the audience and you will no longer have them, it is, exactly that simple.

Would not be at all surprised if NFL owners when offering contracts next time around will have muuch less money for player salaries.

Any team with members disrespecting the flag or our National Anthem, …
yup it is their right under our laws.

But Offend and Disrespect what I hold dear, I’m done.
Won’t spend money on their products, won’t go their games and will not watch them on TV.

32 94521 September 23, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Same ignorant diatribe from the same few commenters, this is beyond getting old Trump is our President get over it and use your energy to find a better candidate for the next Presidential election.

33 Reality Bites September 23, 2017 at 5:46 PM

Unlike John Mccain trump avoided capture in Vietnam by staying in the US.

Think about it.

34 Dr. Jellyfinger September 23, 2017 at 6:20 PM

@ 25 ~ It’s called a lot of other things too… like uninformed, narrow minded, self deluded, knee jerk, liberal, brain-sprained, half baked, partisan opinion.
But I support your right to be dumb and vocal.

35 Dr. Jellyfinger September 23, 2017 at 6:47 PM

@ 34 ~ OK… I thought about it.
When I was a kid back in the 60’s the left wing, liberal hippy folks all protested U.S. involvement in the Viet Nam War.
They called our soldiers “Baby Killers” and routinely spit on troops who returned home from Viet Nam.
But nowadays… those same people are liberal oldsters.. still leaning left & voting for Democrats, yet they somehow equate NOT serving in the military during the Viet Nam era to now be some kind of shameful, cowardly, act of treason. … and youthful lefties point their fingers as well, at those who did not serve or took the easy way out of joining the National Guard …
(as George W. Bush did… like flying a fighter jet isn’t dangerous… LoL!). So OK, I thought about it…. did you?

36 Dr. Jellyfinger September 23, 2017 at 7:17 PM

@ 28 ~ Define “hacked”…. what did they do?

37 Venice September 23, 2017 at 8:23 PM

Update today from Jeff Stone, CA Republican State Senator, on the further
destruction of CA by the Progressive Democratic Party in the “majority”:

Hello my friends,

Friday will be the end of this legislative year. Here are some of the highlights of this session:

1. SB-1: increases your gas taxes by approximately 20 Cents (Nov 1) and your vehicle license fees by an average of $100 (Jan 1st).

2. Passed Cap N Tax which will increase gas 0.63 to 0.93 cents a gallon change and the taxes that go with it.

3. Proposed increase on a new tax for every residence to must pay for tap water within the State!

4. A $3.46B parks bond to pay for parks in “disadvantaged communities” meaning Los Angeles. We will get the crumbs.
The debt service will be over $200 million a year. The good news is some money goes to help fix the Salton Sea which should have always been a State responsibility?

5. Law to release any lifer (murder, rape , child molestation, etc) who is : A) 60 years old; B) Already spent 25 years in prison! Charles Manson qualifies today, and the Melendez brothers who murdered their parents could be released in about 12 years? What about victims?

6. A new $10 charge on all residents living in mobile home parks to address living condition enforcement within those parks? Why does the Progressive left embrace these regressive taxes on the poor?

7. We picked an official dinosaur of the State of California. Really ? Yes!

8. Blackmail Tesla Motors to either unionize with the United Auto Workers Union, or forfeit all State incentives to buy their electric cars! Just another Union Grab!

9. Reduce from a felony to a misdemeanor the purposeful intent to transmit the AIDS virus to a unknowing partner.

10. Give preferential treatment to prisoners convicted of serious crimes that are less than 25 years old because their brains are not mature enough to understand right from wrong. Whaaat? My DAD’s belt taught me right from wrong real early in my life! If the brains of our kids don’t mature until 25, so why do we allow them to vote?

11. A bill to require true born sexual gender be omitted from all CA drivers licenses? Whaaat?

12. Free legal services for all illegal immigrants.

13. Establish safe “injection zones” run by government to oversee people injecting heroin! You have to be kidding me? Yep it passed!

Well enough good news for today. Back tomorrow with an update on our last minute legislative surprises. It’s an honor to represent you!

38 Elwood September 23, 2017 at 10:44 PM

@ Aspirin #28

“I choose to believe that Trump was not fairly elected.”

And I choose to believe in flying pigs

Opinions are like —

39 ClayDen September 23, 2017 at 11:19 PM

…and Dr. Jellyfinger #18 shoots…and SCORES!!!!

40 Forsythe September 24, 2017 at 7:43 AM

DEAR HILLARY, here’s what “really happened.”

Under your Russian Reset, the Crimea fell to Putin. The Ukraine came under threat, even as the U.S. backed out of missile-defense security promises to Poland and the Czech Republic.

Russian now owns tons of American uranium, approved by your State Department. Enough to destroy the free world.

You wasted the “Arab Spring” by betting on the wrong horse: Mohamed Morsi and the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood.

You told the media that you would not be Tammy Wynette and “just stand by your man.” But Tammy finally left George Jones. Instead you mocked and intimidated one female sexual-assault victim after another. Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick.

You called Lewinsky a “narcissisic looney tune,” even though she was not the one wielding cigars.

The email scandal buried you. Not because of Jim Comey, but because you lost the public’s trust. Comey let you off the hook. If it had been only about e-mails, you might have gotten a pass.

Loretta Lynch’s secret meeting with Bill Clinton on that Phoenix tarmac was so sinister that no one wondered if he had used thirty minutes alone with a woman, not-his-wife, for hanky-panky.

That “basket full of deplorables” remark. You shamelessly divided the American People into narrow classes of ethnic, racial, religious, gender slices of a political pie.

Lady Gaga, Madonna, Lena Dunham, Beyoncé, and LeBron were in your camp. But we the American people understood that to save the country from further tragedy, we needed to rise up and vote against you.

https://spectator.org/she-happened-it-took-a-village-to-see-through-her/

41 Fred P. September 24, 2017 at 8:08 AM

@grandma#25…

You and the rest of the liberals have a lot of gall complaining about restricting of free speech when the liberals are VIOLENTLY protesting against ANYONE having a conservative opinion.

Take your holier than thou hypocrisy elsewhere.

42 Aspirin September 24, 2017 at 8:16 AM

As Trump marches himself toward self-destruction we must ask ourselves this question:

Who put this fool in the White House ?

43 Aspirin September 24, 2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: Forsythe #41: Excellent analysis, but what we have now is far, far worse.

Go figure.

44 Aspirin September 24, 2017 at 8:33 AM

Prediction: Susan Collins will vote against the latest GOP healthcare repeal disaster.

This will kill the bill.

45 Aspirin September 24, 2017 at 8:38 AM

A 66% to 28% majority see Trump as dividing rather than uniting the country.

– ABC poll.

Judging by the anger and frustration among us I’d say that is a pretty accurate assessment.

46 Venice September 24, 2017 at 9:08 AM

Sometimes I have to wonder where Aspirin gets the energy to carry around all that self-loathing. I get exhausted just reading her comments.
You’re amazing, Aspirin. If only you were a reasonable person you might even accidentally make the world a better place in some small way rather than the opposite.

47 Dr. Jellyfinger September 24, 2017 at 9:23 AM

Well…. since the NFL has chosen to become a political organization & the teams are now running the owners… I’m not watching football anymore.

Furthermore I am not going to patronize any companies that advertise their products during the game, and I will be informing them of that via their online “contact us” options. I intend to encourage others to do the same.

So… they can have their protests without me, that isn’t what I watched the game for.. kneeling during the national anthem, locking arms in solidarity against patriotic America… whats next? Maybe burn the flag at half time?

F/O – NFL , You need us, we don’t need you!

48 Nature Lover September 24, 2017 at 9:44 AM

Aspirin and grandmato3 I love your posts! Keep em coming!

49 Concordejet September 24, 2017 at 9:44 AM

Venice very true about Asprinin she can make a world a better place to be.

Go local go
Go Aspirlin go
Go Venice Go

That right how did the fool get elected. Trump was not fairly elected. because the stupid interruption hacking got the fool in.

50 Aspirin September 24, 2017 at 11:02 AM

Dr. Jellyfinger, time to move to another country. Got any ideas ?

51 Aspirin September 24, 2017 at 11:05 AM

Venice, I have made the “world a better place” in my small way. I work in healthcare and much of what we do is charity work for the poor.

I will judge myself with this question: Have I made a difference ?

52 Aspirin September 24, 2017 at 11:06 AM

Looks like Ted Cruz is not going to support the GOP killhealthcare bill.

53 Aspirin September 24, 2017 at 12:28 PM

Losses of healthcare jobs have already begun in anticipation of funding cuts, reductions, and revenue next year.

This is due, in large part, to the inaction of Trump and the GOP Congress to create a better healthcare system to replace the ACA.

The GOP crowed about defeating Obamacare over 50 times without proposing a single replacement.

This is a massive GOP legislative failure.

Replace the ACA or repair it, but DO SOMETHING a majority of Americans want and can use.

54 Jerk September 24, 2017 at 1:17 PM

Even crazier is that the nfl was able to have a 501(c)6 TAX EXEMPT status for 70 years!!!
And then the whole thing with the Military flying fighter jets over stadiums. So much for the whole separation of church and state.

55 Aspirin September 24, 2017 at 2:53 PM

Republicans are desperate to pass a healthcare bill, any bill, in order to save face and the end result be damned.

After decades of repeated failures in Congress to enact healthcare legislation Obama and the Democrats finally saved the day by passing the ACA.

The GOP immediately set out to destroy Obamacare rather than improve it. They wanted it to fail and they tried, and failed, over 50 times to get rid of it.

This same bunch of underperforming politicians are still trying to put one over on us, and again failing. This time they want to shove everything back to the states, as if this is something new.

The useless GOP is trying to take us backward into a failed system that made it necessary to create the ACA in the first place.

Now, the GOP is trying to do an end run around the CBO with yet another proposal. I guess the GOP thinks that flooding the process with endless changes will somehow get the votes.

Most of us are not fooled.

56 Reality Bites September 24, 2017 at 3:30 PM

48. You have them trembling in their cleats

57 Silva September 24, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Badge1104 #21, New haircut? Trump has styled his hair the same way for the past 40+ years, as long I’ve been observing him in his relentless quest for the limelight. His hair is always parted far to the right side of his crown. From there some of it swoops out in front, cantilevered above his forehead where it dips down a bit, obscuring the fact (at least in his own mind) that he has no hairline, before continuing around to the left side. Some of it also spreads out over the top, covering his bald dome. All of the hair is fixed in place along the top, around the sides, and the down back with an extreme amount of industrial duty hairspray. Every strand of his hair ends up in the back of his head where it is always cut the same way, straight across the back of his neck. If you saw him with a new haircut, you must have been looking at the back of him.

58 Original G September 24, 2017 at 4:55 PM

A true AMERICAN and a Hero (Bronze Star Medal for Valor)

” The entire Pittsburgh Steelers team remained in the locker room during the national anthem, with the exception of one player: Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva, who plays offensive tackle for the Steelers.

While the rest of his teammates remained in the locker room, Villanueva stood in the tunnel holding his helmet in his left hand and holding his right hand over his heart as the anthem played.

Villaneuva played in college at West Point Military Academy before going on to become an Army Ranger. He served three tours in Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor.

He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014 before eventually joining the Steelers.

An NFL.com article earlier this year said that Villanueva first caught Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin’s eye “because of the way he stood during the national anthem.” ”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/24/former-army-ranger-is-only-steelers-player-to-stand-for-national-anthem-video/

Perhaps what this country needs is for all Americans when they reach 18 male and female serve two years in the military.

59 Original G September 24, 2017 at 5:11 PM

DONE with the NFL.
Will not go to games or watch them on TV and will no longer buy from companies advertising a product during televised NFL games, same goes for companies of products endorsed by teams or players.

Players want to protest that is fine and because this is America it is their Right to do so.
I have the Right to decide how and when I spend my money.
NFL no longer deserves my attention or dollars.

” NFL players have defiantly reacted to President Donald Trump’s criticism, with at least 130 players kneeling, sitting linking arms, giving black power salutes and not even showing up for the national anthem out of protest.

Players from both the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars were the first to protest by taking a knee ahead of their game at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday morning. No players were kneeling during the playing of God Save The Queen – the British national anthem. ”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4914628/Trump-calls-boycott-NFL-kneeling-protests.html

60 Dr. Jellyfinger September 24, 2017 at 6:02 PM

@ 51 ~ Can’t say that we’ll miss you… Hmmmm… is Hell a country?

61 Dr. Jellyfinger September 24, 2017 at 6:50 PM

@56 – 68 – 65 – Hike!
If the sponsors abandon them & fan attendance drops, yeah, they will change their game.
When I tune in to sports those guys are working on MY time and I DON’T want politics & protests! They can do that crap on their own time…. as it stands, they just lost a customer & I intend to let all the sponsors know that they just lost a customer too.
I could not find a list of advertisers so my best advice is watch one more game & just write down what commercials are for.
Here is a related article & 1,200 or so comments if you wanna know what people are saying about it.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trumps-comments-nfl-league-sponsors-will-set-tone-200626545.html

62 Silva September 24, 2017 at 6:53 PM

Jared Kushner has been conducting White House business through a gmail account. Hmmm… White House business on the cloud. Doesn’t that seems unadvised, for a “Senior Advisor”?

63 Aspirin September 24, 2017 at 7:12 PM

Silva #71: Which proves again that what goes around comes around.

Trump vilifying Hillary for using private email was obviously a smokescreen to hide his lack of qualification for the office.

I wonder if he will put Jared in jail.

64 Aspirin September 24, 2017 at 7:19 PM

Bravo to the NFL and the NBA for reminding us what the USA is all about. Anyone trying to deny them the right of free speech needs a lesson in history.

65 Aspirin September 24, 2017 at 7:25 PM

anon #55: Do you mean the Folsom Street fair ?

Fulsom means: of large size or quantity; generous or abundant.

Glad to help.

66 Original G September 24, 2017 at 7:37 PM

What will they do and say this time ?????

” Sudanese bodybuilder gunman bursts into Tennessee church and opens fire killing one woman and wounding six others before being taken down by hero armed usher ”

” ‘This is a mass casualty situation. All of the wounded have been transported to area hospitals. The majority are older adults,’ the fire department tweeted.

All of those wounded in the shooting except for one person is over the age of 60. ”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4915264/Six-people-injured-shooting-Nashville-church.html

What will Pelosi, leftist media and other Democrats have to say tomorrow?

Old white folks getting shot up, wonder what will liberals ban after this Church shooting to stop it happening again?
Will it be flags, statues, buildings named after famous people?

This is what some of them had to say after Charleston, S.C., church shooting in which black folks were murdered by a deranged nut case white guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD7L8pNcAPM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_TvR8V7ZTk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lre1gIA5Tgs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDo_W9CVW6M

“ 70 percent of African Americans have a horrible view of Donald Trump,” Jones continued. “In order for the Democrats to win the White House they don’t have to get 50 percent of the black vote or 60, or 70, or 80, or 90, Democrats in order to win historically need 90 to 92 percent of the black vote. If only 70 percent don’t like Donald Trump, that means 30 percent are open to his argument. If he gets half of those, he’s president.”

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 … ”
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/05/van-jones-admits-dems-need-minorities-to-remain-poor-and-resentful.php

Will alphabet networks roll in their satellite trucks for non stop coverage?
Will the leftist media be there covering the funeral of the single Mother of two killed and will Democrat politicians show up?

Are we going to see the usual from Democrats and their sycophant leftist media?

OR will it be near silence because this time they can’t exploit the situation for racial division, or to get black votes for Democrats ?

67 Original G September 24, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Suggestion, over course of this week and next be an observer.
Keeping in mind level of reaction and statements by Obama, Pelosi, other politicians and liberal media after 2015 Charleston, S.C., church shooting, observe how many Democrats make statements and content of those statements as well as coverage of shooting today at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee.

Note if any mention the shooter was finally stopped by a man with a permit to legally carry a firearm who went to his vehicle got his gun.

68 Jerk September 24, 2017 at 8:14 PM

Aspirin 73,
Good luck getting 13% of the population to be able to support NFL or NBA.
People can only put up with so many antics before they find another interest.

I think the term is called Biting off the Hand that feeds you!
I really hoped it would have been over for them after the 2007/08 recession.
At least more people would have had a chance to WAKE UP!!!

69 Dr. Jellyfinger September 25, 2017 at 7:50 AM

Anthony Wiener sentence to 21 months in the slammer!
Have fun, Carlos Danger.

70 AlwaysBePositive September 25, 2017 at 8:50 AM

The flag is just a symbol. For all everyone cheers about, the flag also flew over American troops in My Lai and Wounded Knee. America is America…not all good, not all bad.

71 Forsythe September 25, 2017 at 9:15 AM

WHAT HAPPENED?
Did Hillary lose even though the Democrats used the government’s intelligence apparatus to try to rig the election?

It appears that Samantha Power, the UN ambassador under President Obama, requested the names of 260 American citizens included in intelligence reports of foreign officials during the presidential election and up to the inauguration.

Power’s requests were approved even though she was not involved in intelligence-gathering or counterintelligence investigations.

When members of congress found out that they were also being “unmasked”, they demanded that the Obama administration notify them so that any damaging leaks to the left-wing media could be assessed and monitored.

Samantha Power will testify before House and Senate intelligence committees in October in secret. But, she should be required to explain her actions in public, with no immunity from potential prosecution.

The Obama administration used their surveillance agencies as political weapons, in Hillary’s favor.

It’s amazing that Trump won in spite of the cards stacked against him.

http://nypost.com/2017/09/24/its-time-for-power-to-come-clean-about-her-unmasking-requests/

72 Captain Bebops September 25, 2017 at 10:15 AM

Much ado about nothing. Pro ball attendance is down and it has nothing to do with politics. People can’t afford the tickets. The elite have been busy turning the middle class into poverty.

The US anthem is based on a British bar tune and not a very good song. Most people over the decades have expressed that it should be replaced with something better.

73 Rollo Tomasi September 25, 2017 at 10:40 AM

@ Silva 71:

And if it is found that classified info was handled in such a way, criminal charges should be leveled at Kushner. What say you?

74 Rollo Tomasi September 25, 2017 at 10:41 AM

@ Aspirin 73:

Please explain who is trying to deny their free speech and how.

75 Venice September 25, 2017 at 11:57 AM

Aspirin #52 –
Nice to know you did something to contribute to make the world a better place.
A hearty WELL DONE to you.
Me too. I volunteered my time for more than ten years coaching kids and a couple years with adults and kids in crisis.
What exactly was your involvement? Did you enjoy it?

76 AlwaysBePositive September 25, 2017 at 12:24 PM

@#85 rt
Kushner is in legal deep water not because of his handling of classified documents but because4 of his lack of transparency re: meetings w/ foreign govts. and the failure to disclose on his security clearance application.
@#86 rt
That would be djt trying to muffle free speech because he suggests that owners fire someone peacefully expressing a position. It is not directly a free speech issue because the govt is not making laws, but when the President suggests something, he is not speaking as djt, he is speaking as the President. Additionally, it shows how little djt understands about business in America. The NFLPA collectively bargains on behalf of the players. If an owner fired someone for arbitrary reasons (not defined in the cba) that owner would 1) have to pay the player no matter what, and 2) open themselves up to a wrongful termination lawsuit.

77 AlwaysBePositive September 25, 2017 at 12:30 PM

3rd Stanza of the Star Spangled Banner

‘No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.’

This stanza was written about the slaves that had decided to fight with the British in an attempt to gain their personal freedom in America. Exactly what the founders had done 25 years earlier, fight for their freedom. Remember, in 1776 T Jefferson removed his statement about slavery from the Declaration of Independence. When we ratified the Constitution it punted the slave issue another 20 years down the road. That 20 years had passed, and still nothing was done about slavery in America. How long would you have waited to try to be free?

78 Venice September 25, 2017 at 1:45 PM

WRONG AGAIN, ABP –

The Star Spangled Banner lyrics “the hireling ” refers to the British use of Mercenaries (German Hessians) in the American War of Independence
The Star Spangled Banner lyrics “…and slave” is a direct reference to the British practice of Impressment (kidnapping American seamen and forcing them into service on British man-of war ships). This was a Important cause of the War of 1812
Francis Scott Key then describes the Star Spangled Banner as a symbol of triumph over all adversity
As a Snopes article rightly argues, the verse (written in the nineteenth century and out of popular usage for over a century) could very well refer to the British practice of impressment:

In fairness, it has also been argued that Key may have intended the phrase as a reference to the British Navy’s practice of impressment (kidnapping sailors and forcing them to fight in defense of the crown), or as a semi-metaphorical slap at the British invading force as a whole (which included a large number of mercenaries), though the latter line of thinking suggests an even stronger alternative theory — namely, that the word “hirelings” refers literally to mercenaries and “slaves” refers literally to slaves. It doesn’t appear that Francis Scott Key ever specified what he did mean by the phrase, nor does its context point to a single, definitive interpretation.

79 Reality Bites September 25, 2017 at 2:44 PM

Is there anyone in the white house NOT using personal email for government business?

80 Rollo Tomasi September 25, 2017 at 3:08 PM

@ ABP 88:

Trump presented his opinion, and just like Obama he’s entitled to have them (“the Cambridge police acted stupidly”). So save the civics lesson for Aspirin.

81 AlwaysBePositive September 25, 2017 at 3:08 PM

@#90 v
I agree with Hireling, I disagree about slavery and impressment. While impressing sailors was a cause of the War of 1812, your interpretation is not accepted fact. If you add in FSKeys history on slavery, the context would appear to lean in my favor. At the end of his life he was anti-slavery. Shortly after the Wo1812 he was a US attorney that fought to suppress abolitionism. History has many facets, and context is a key to understanding what it meant at the time (which makes me wonder why the American would use a British phrase).

82 Aspirin September 25, 2017 at 3:14 PM

Obviously a sizeable majority does not like the GOP healthcare law, so why does the GOP keep pushing it?

Pride, and stupidity. Hurt pride because years of criticism about the ACA has been nothing more than hot air, and stupidity for trying the same thing and failing over and over again.

Some call that insanity.

83 Aspirin September 25, 2017 at 3:19 PM

Venice #87: I am still very active in my involvement. Suffice it to say that I work with very sick people and I am usually successful in reducing their fear and anxiety about their treatment.

84 Aspirin September 25, 2017 at 3:22 PM

Rollo Tomasi #86: Why do I need to tell you this ? Trump wants players fired who do not cater to his definition of patriotism.

Such a threat is an attempt to deny one’s freedom to speak.

85 Silva September 25, 2017 at 3:23 PM

Rollo Tomasi #85, What say I? Well I don’t know and it isn’t my call, but it doesn’t seem like it makes very much sense after his father-in-law spent a year traveling around the country leading “LOCK HER UP” chants. It seems rather ill advised. That was the essence of my comment at #71.

86 Aspirin September 25, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Nazism is on the rise again in Germany. This time it is refugees rattling the cages of the far right.

87 Elwood September 25, 2017 at 4:38 PM

@ Aspirin #98

Merkel let a million “refugees” into Germany.

Those chickens have not come home to roost yet.

But they will, they will.

88 Venice September 25, 2017 at 5:49 PM

ABP – You can disagree but it’s only your opinion. I believe you’re wrong.

89 Aspirin September 25, 2017 at 5:51 PM

The GOP healthcare bill disaster appears to be dead. What is troubling is that only three Republicans have come out publicly against the bill while a strong majority of Americans are against it.

I guess its GOP first, healthcare second.

90 Venice September 25, 2017 at 6:58 PM

So………..Hospice it is then, Aspirin? An excellent organization. I’ve given thousands in donations to them.

91 Dr. Jellyfinger September 25, 2017 at 10:04 PM

Learn it… live it… love it…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqvNYfeaYuI

92 Aspirin September 26, 2017 at 7:38 AM

Dr. Jellyfinger #106: You are absolutely right. I have to apologize.

I was not aware of this.

93 AlwaysBePositive September 26, 2017 at 11:29 AM

@#90 v
Went home and did some research. Can’t find anything that supports your idea that impressed sailors were fighting on land in America. Think about it, on a ship in the middle of an ocean an impressed sailor would fight. If you took that same sailor and let him out on his home soil and told him to go kill his countrymen…slaves meant black slaves that were fighting with the British in an attempt to free themselves from slavery by Americans.
@#92 rt
Don’t quite get the analogy. One is speaking about an action that has occurred, and one is suggesting an action be taken.
@#100 v
Right back at you. Can you provide any evidence to refute my point other than those that projected points of view of the author?
@#103 a
If someone in a wheelchair doesn’t rise to respect the flag, are they being disrespectful as well? The flag is a symbol of all America. Not just D-Day, but Wounded Knee, not just Valley Forge, but My Lai.

Glad to see djt found some time in his schedule to talk about hurricane victims. I wonder how he’ll be able to send aid only to those that believe in him.

94 AlwaysBePositive September 26, 2017 at 11:41 AM

hey djt voters…

He sold you on the idea that President Obama was the ‘vacationer-in-chief’ and promised that he would never be the type of President who took vations on the taxpayers dime. You bought it…

President Obama’s first 8 months…all or part of 21 days.
djt’s first 8 months…all or part of 41 days.

In 8 years, President Obama spent @ $97 million in travel expenses.
In 8 months, djt has already spent $21 million (not including the almost $50 million appropriated to the local law enforcement agencies around Mar-a-Lago to provide stepped up community services). That means that djt has spent over 21% of the total that he berated President Obama for in only 8% of the time in office. If he doesn’t change his habits his 4 year vacation total will be $108 million.

djt sold you. You bought it. Sorry, no returns…

95 Original G September 26, 2017 at 12:57 PM

IT is about respect. Unlike progressive liberals most Americans care about OUR flag and OUR country.

http://www.michaelpramirez.com/respect.html

Or as Obama spelled it RSPECT when he paid tribute to Aretha Franklin.
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/president-barack-obama-misspells-respect-aretha-franklin-tribute-201473

96 Venice September 26, 2017 at 1:02 PM

ABP 112 –
You certainly have a lot of opinions. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

ABP 123 –
Took another look at my portfolio and I’m extremely happy with Trump.
Think of how federal and state expenses will be reduced after the purge of illegal alien criminals.
Doing what WE hired him to do, not what YOU want.

97 Original G September 26, 2017 at 2:11 PM

What liberals and knee takers don’t know.

“The moment a fallen sailor was returned to her family in Oklahoma was so overwhelming for passengers on a commercial flight it brought nearly everyone to tears.

Passenger Mike Helms said when his plane landed at Will Rogers World Airport Thursday night, the crew informed passengers of the special significance of the flight.

‘When we stopped at the terminal, the pilot announced that he would like to inform us that we were flying one of our fallen soldiers home to her family,’ Helms wrote to Facebook.” …

“Helms said as he looked outside, he could see the casket, draped in the American flag, emerging from the plane.

Next to it, the mother and father of Brooke Newton, 25, were hysterically crying, and members of her unit were saluting her.

‘This moment hit me hard for some reason. I couldn’t hold back tears. As I looked around the plane, I was hoping nobody would see my moment of weakness… But to my surprise, damn near everyone on the plane was crying,’ he recounted.

‘It was amazing to see people of all races and religions on the Delta flight that night pay their respects to a soldier and her family,’ Helm said. ”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4891212/Heart-wrenching-moment-fallen-soldier-returned-home.html

“The ultimate sacrifice: Heartbreaking moment a grieving widow meets her hero Green Beret husband’s coffin on the airport tarmac – leaving scores of plane passengers in tears”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4237362/Moment-Shawn-Thomas-widow-meets-coffin-airport.html

“Gold Star Family Shares Their Heartache Over Disrespect for Flag at Protests”
“We are forgetting someone in this NFL vs. fans fight. They are the most important people among us. The ones who sent loved ones off to war never to see them again. These families have had to sit silently watching a bunch of spoiled, mostly incoherent dunces spit on the flag that bears the blood of their loved ones.

That flag is draped over coffins that arrive in Dover, Delaware. The homecoming the loved ones had imagined, planned for, hoped for was destroyed. Instead, they stand on a tarmac and have to somehow move leaden legs forward to greet the one who didn’t make it. This is all that is left. After a lifetime of hugs and smiles, kisses and laughs, what’s left is a box draped in a flag. That flag, carefully folded up and given to spouses, children, and parents, is supposed to reassure us that the sacrifice of our loved one is worth it.”
https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2017/09/25/gold-star-families-bear-heaviest-burden-nfl-takeaknee-protests/

98 Original G September 26, 2017 at 2:37 PM

“Crews broke ground today on eight border wall prototypes in a fenced-off area in Otay Mesa that is expected to be a construction zone for the next 30 days, U.S. officials confirmed.

Four of the prototypes will be made of concrete while the other four will be made of alternate materials. All of the models will be between 18 to 30 feet high and 30 feet long.

“We are committed to securing our border and that includes constructing border walls. Our multi-pronged strategy to ensure the safety and security of the American people includes barriers, infrastructure, technology and people,” Ronald Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said in a statement Tuesday.”
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-california/sd-me-border-begins-20170926-story.html

As expected progressive liberal democrats running CA state legislature did their usual petulant child knee jerk routine ensuring contractors doing the work are not from CA thereby ensuring loss of tax revenue and probably employment of Californians.
“California bill stops Trump border wall builders from getting state contracts”
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/economy/sd-fi-sb30-trump-20170406-story.html

Contractors so far are from Montgomery, Alabama, Tempe, Arizona, Philadelphia, Mississippi and Houston, Texas.

One thing evident of democrats running this state is low intellect, childish defiance, knee jerk impulsiveness, lack of reality based thinking as to long term consequences of their impulsive decisions. Is for too many of them all about face time on TV and aspirations to higher office. Have to wonder how many of them might have been bullies in grade school.

Waiting for them to finally commit seditious acts and being perk walked into Federal Court.

99 Original G September 26, 2017 at 6:45 PM

New York Times has called Roy Moore the winner of U.S. Senate Primary Runoff in Alabama.

Was reported US Senate Leadership Fund spent 830k to help Luther Strange. What was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell so afraid of?

“If Moore wins, McConnell will have to work with a senator who has called for him to step down and who has built his brand around a willingness to upset political order — a threat to the routine of the Senate, which runs on unanimous consent and precedent. In a fundraising email this month, Moore pledged to “NEVER back down or compromise on our deeply held values and principles.” He also said he would lead an effort to replace McConnell of Kentucky with “a conservative willing to work with Donald Trump to Drain the Swamp.” ”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-26/alabama-race-poses-challenge-to-mcconnell-s-control-over-senate

https://www.nytimes.com/elections/results/senate-special-election-primary-runoff-alabama
Perhaps America can be rescued from corrupt career politicians in Congress.

100 Aspirin September 26, 2017 at 8:14 PM

All of this aggravation in Alabama will hopefully infect other Republican states with the end result a weakened GOP.

The GOP Congress is a dismal failure. Our nation deserves better.

Democrats, saddle up. The herd is waiting.

101 Aspirin September 26, 2017 at 8:16 PM

Walls don’t work. China learned this long ago but, as we know, idiots do not learn from history.

102 Aspirin September 26, 2017 at 8:17 PM

The GOP is moribund, and the decay is starting to smell.

We’ll fumigate the place next election.

103 Aspirin September 26, 2017 at 8:22 PM

Trump can build his wall.

It can be flown over and tunneled under.

It will be a waste of money and an embarrassment for our country. Imagine a presidential candidate whose only qualification is wall building.

Stop imagining. You have that president now.

104 Original G September 26, 2017 at 8:53 PM

Defeat of Luther Strange in Alabama today was crushing. Of Alabama’s 67 counties he won in only four of them. Roger Moore winning is a message to career politicians in Congress willing to sell their votes for campaign contributions that America doesn’t want them in office.

105 Dr. Jellyfinger September 26, 2017 at 8:54 PM

@ 114 ….technically, you just did!

106 Original G September 26, 2017 at 9:02 PM

Incompetence at an astounding level.
“California can stop the border wall with environmental lawsuits, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says” …
“”There’s something called CEQA in California — NEPA at the federal level,” Newsom said. “There’s indigenous lands and autonomies relating to governance on those lands. There are all kinds of obstructions as it relates to just getting zoning approval and getting building permits. All those things could be made very, very challenging for the administration.” ”
http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-california-can-stop-the-border-wall-1484000044-htmlstory.html

“The Department of Homeland Security has issued a waiver to waive certain laws, regulations and other legal requirements to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers in the vicinity of the international border near Calexico, California. The waiver was published in the Federal Register today.

This waiver is pursuant to authority granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security by Congress and covers a variety of environmental, natural resource, and land management laws.

The Department has exercised the waiver authority in Section 102 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA), as amended, on five previous occasions from 2005 to 2008, as well as exercising this waiver authority earlier this year for a project in the San Diego area, which was announced in August.”
http://www.kvoa.com/story/36348146/waiver-issued-so-construction-of-border-wall-can-begin

“Customs and Border Protection say the first building work on prototypes of the border wall is now under way in San Diego”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4922762/Construction-border-wall-prototypes-begins-San-Diego.html

107 Dr. Jellyfinger September 26, 2017 at 9:15 PM

@ 123 ~
Flying over or tunneling under a border wall will certainly take alot more time & money than simply walking across…. that won’t impede illegal immigration & smuggling?

And what about all the other surveillance to be employed? Drones, movement sensors, camera coverage, aerial patrols…. but perhaps the best deterrent of all …. a President who will actually allow the Border Patrol to DO IT’S JOB!!!

108 TIFOKCIS September 27, 2017 at 7:48 AM

I am laughing my ass off………………….people like Aspirin supporting the NFL with their emotions and CC.com comments.

Yeah, that’ll make ’em millions to pay their out of touch crybaby thugs.

Carry on.

109 Silva September 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Donald Trump may have blamed his inadequate response to the devastation in Puerto Rico on “this thing called the Atlantic,” but his own failed golf course may have made it worse. According to a report by Death & Taxes, the Coco Beach Golf and Country Club in San Juan (renamed to Trump International Golf Club Puerto Rico in 2008) borrowed more than $26 million in “government-backed bonds” to pay for renovations and old debts — but then defaulted nearly $120,000, declaring bankruptcy and leaving Puerto Rican Americans to pay the $32.7 million bill. According to a PolitiFact Florida report from earlier this year, Trump’s complicated relationship with the failed San Juan golf course started in 2008, when he entered a deal with the club to re-license under his brand and turn the club around as it was “hemorrhaging money.” The resort hosted the PGA’s Puerto Rican Open that year, but by 2011, the “resort sought more bonds to repay the earlier bonds.” The following year, Trump pocketed more than $600,000 in profits. By the time the resort filed for bankruptcy in 2015, it had done so under it’s original name. At the time, Eric Trump claimed his family’s business had “zero financial investment in this course” and merely lent it their name and managed their golf course, but the report stated he “filed a bankruptcy claim for about $927,000 for unpaid fees on behalf of Trump Golf Coco Beach LLC.” Additionally, a BuzzFeed report from 2016 proved that the Trump Organization promised to turn the club around — and then left the Puerto Rican government with their defaulted payments. After Trump finally spoke out on Twitter about Puerto Rico’s financial woes that led to their difficulties paying for relief, a Twitter user who claims to “track” Trump’s spending responded with the PolitiFact report about his former golf course’s role in exacerbating the island territory’s financial crisis.

You left Puerto Rican taxpayers with a $33M bill for your bankrupt golf course 2015 https://t.co/bT67JZetak pic.twitter.com/oznHbD80Bw
— RynheartTheReluctant (@TheRynheart) September 26, 2017

110 AlwaysBePositive September 27, 2017 at 10:41 AM

Let’s be crystal clear…

NO tax Reform until we know how it will impact the President’s personal tax situation.

111 Reality Bites September 27, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Republicans failed to get the votes to repeal Obama care.

Trump: That’s funny I didn’t and I won.

112 Reality Bites September 27, 2017 at 12:54 PM

Trump 22 tweets on NFL

0 on Florida
0on Texas
0 on Healthcare
0 on tax reform

Think about his mental stability

113 Aspirin September 27, 2017 at 1:17 PM

Always Be Positive #130: We will never know Trump’s personal tax situation because he will not let us see his tax returns.

114 Venice September 27, 2017 at 2:30 PM

“Puerto Rican taxpayers” ???
P.R. doesn’t pay federal income taxes to the U.S, Silva.

115 Venice September 27, 2017 at 2:32 PM

Trump isn’t required to show you his tax return! But you idiots keep harping on the same old fake stories, it makes you look so typical.

116 Elwood September 27, 2017 at 2:33 PM

@ Aspirin #134

Do you check under your bed at night for Trump?

You seem to be preoccupied with him like a child with the bogeyman.

Help is available for your condition.

117 Aspirin September 27, 2017 at 3:33 PM

Trump brought the right wing lunatic Bannon into the big time political arena.

Bannon’s goal is to drive a stake into moderation and drag us into far-right politics to our ultimate demise.

We must fight these fools before they do any more harm.

118 Aspirin September 27, 2017 at 3:38 PM

Venice, we KNOW he is not required. It has, however, been done by past presidents, VPs and candidates:

Obama.
Biden
Bush
Cheney
Clinton
Bush Sr.
Reagan
Carter
Ford
Nixon
Truman
Roosevelt

Your president has a lot to hide, apparently.

119 Aspirin September 27, 2017 at 3:39 PM

Elwood, I do check under my bed for Trump. So far I have been lucky.

120 Aspirin September 27, 2017 at 3:43 PM

TIFOKCIS, I am not supporting the NFL. I am supporting the players rights under our Constitution.

Please read my posts more carefully.

Thank you.

121 Silva September 27, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Taxation in Puerto Rico
Though the Commonwealth government has its own tax laws, Puerto Ricans are also required to pay most US federal taxes, with the major exception being that most residents do not have to pay the federal personal income tax. In 2009, Puerto Rico paid $3.742 billion into the US Treasury.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_Puerto_Rico

122 Original G September 27, 2017 at 5:05 PM

Speaking of taxation, home owners in CA may soon get to experience more consequences of having progressive liberal Democrat politicians being continually elected. Local and state taxes may soon no longer be deductible on Federal tax returns. Don’t be surprised when CA Democrats in Congress vote for this. Might be a good idea to review last years tax return to see if you need to start saving now.

Think of it as your reward for allowing Democrats to be elected then failing to provide adult supervision of them. Residents of CA and NY will be especially hard hit because of the years voters have allowed Democrats to be continually raise taxes.

Heck Democrats couldn’t even get half a bridge built without screwing it up.
Finished TEN YEARS LATE and $5 Billion Over Budget.

http://www.capoliticalreview.com/capoliticalnewsandviews/ten-years-late5-billion-over-budget-bay-bridge-riddled-with-problems/

123 Original G September 27, 2017 at 6:46 PM

” The New York Times on Wednesday obtained the Trump administration’s proposed tax framework that includes what would be the most sweeping changes to the tax code in decades. ”

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/27/us/politics/document-Read-President-Trump-s-Tax-Proposal.html

How about that when you pass your kids get your money not the Federal government.

124 Original G September 27, 2017 at 6:53 PM

OUTSTANDING ! ! !
“A 23-year-old man who threw burning flares into a Portland police cruiser and the downtown Target store during May 1 protests that overran downtown Portland admitted guilt Monday and will be sentenced to five years in prison.”

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/09/man_who_threw_flare_into_cop_c.html
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2017/05/portland_may_day_demonstration.html
http://www.kgw.com/news/politics/may-day-protests-expected-monday-in-portland-across-us/435436532

125 TIFOKCIS September 27, 2017 at 8:15 PM

Progressives, Liberals and Democrats have no problem with Black Supremacists AKA BLM.

126 Original G September 27, 2017 at 9:59 PM

The implosion of obamacare continues, health insurer Anthem after 2017 will no longer sell individual Obamacare plans in Maine.
……….

“President Trump is preparing an executive order to allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines, a reform conservatives have long championed as a way to bring costs down and stir greater competition in the national marketplace.”
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-preparing-executive-order-to-let-americans-purchase-health-insurance-across-state-lines/article/2635808

Wonder why Democrats didn’t include selling of health insurance across state lines into the original Obamacare bill ???

127 Original G September 27, 2017 at 10:18 PM

Last Republican Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut left office April 12, 1971.

“Hartford, Connecticut’s cash-strapped capital city, suffered a fresh round of credit rating downgrades deeper into junk territory by two Wall Street credit agencies on Tuesday, a day after the city’s bond insurers said they were open to debt restructuring.

The downgrades by S&P Global Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service put Hartford almost at the bottom of the credit scale and mean that the agencies view the city as essentially in default with little prospect for a full bondholder recovery. ”

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-connecticut-ratings-hartford/hartfords-rating-sinks-deeper-into-junk-agencies-cite-possible-default-idUSKCN1C137O

128 AlwaysBePositive September 28, 2017 at 8:35 AM

@#134 a
Then I suggest we put off tax reform until we have a President who will.
@#136 v
You are right, but that is the exact reason why he almost certainly became subject to impeachment under the Emoluments clause of the Constitution when he took the oath of office.
@#143 a
You state the original premise for Kap’s protest was false? So you honestly believe America does not have issues with racial inequality and police violence against people of color? Wow…

djt’s middle class miracle (his words, not mine…and it will be a miracle if the middle class benefits from this plan) includes removing the estate tax. The top 10% of earners pay 90% of the estate tax revenue (over 25% of that figure is paid by the top .001 of taxpayers). The Brookings Institute projects that 30 small farms or businesses will be subject to this tax in 2017.

No tax reform until we see how it will directly impact the President’s personal tax status!

129 Aspirin September 28, 2017 at 11:45 AM

The Justice Dept is reporting that extensive hacking of our social media networks occurred last election. It was done to influence the election in Trump’s favor.

If this can be proven to have affected the outcome of the election it could mean that Trump was fraudulently elected. And, if he had knowledge of this hacking it could mean impeachment.

How can we undo a fraudulent election? We may just have to figure that out.

130 Aspirin September 28, 2017 at 11:51 AM

“On Thursday, Gorsuch is scheduled to speak to a conservative group’s luncheon at the Trump International Hotel,”

Trump’s Supreme Court puppet is a travesty to American justice. He is nothing more than a right wing tool.

Our Supreme Court is a political wasteland not fit to serve a so-called democracy.

131 Reality Bites September 28, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Of 149. And were dependent on the republicans for a solution. How’s that working out. Sad so sad

132 Venice September 28, 2017 at 1:06 PM

Aspirin is lying AGAIN and posting fake news.

133 Elwood September 28, 2017 at 2:02 PM

@ Aspirin #153

What if Trump could fly and be fitted with machine guns?

Then he’d be REALLY dangerous!

And you’d still be a loony!

134 Elwood September 28, 2017 at 2:05 PM

@ Aspirin #154

WELL!

I guess you put them in their place!

135 AlwaysBePositive September 28, 2017 at 2:38 PM

@#152 a
What are you talking about? If you are referencing conversations you have with yourself you’re going to have to add some context.
@#154 a
One thing we could know for certain. Gorsuch would be impeached (through no fault of his own) because he will have been appointed by someone who attained the power to appoint through fraudulent means.

Hey djt voters!
djt sold you on the claim that he would force American companies to keep jobs in America. djt said that Carrier is keeping jobs here, and Foxconn would be bringing 1,000’s of jobs to Wisconsin. Well, he saved about 600 Carrier jobs and the parent company closed a different plant in the next town with those 700 jobs going to Mexico. djt also claimed that Foxconn would be bringing in 1,000’s of jobs. Now that the deal is in place, it turns out that Foxconn rec’d almost $3 billion dollars in tax breaks, and Wisconsin should start seeing an economic benefit in the early 2040’s. What a negotiator.

djt sold you, you bought it. Sorry, no returns.

136 Reality Bites September 28, 2017 at 5:32 PM

Watching NFL football and loving it.

137 Aspirin September 28, 2017 at 6:10 PM

Trump tramps in and it all falls apart.

Is America bankruptcy #7 ?

We’re gonna find out.

138 Aspirin September 28, 2017 at 6:12 PM

Elwood, I try. Someone needs to keep ’em on their toes.

139 Original G September 28, 2017 at 6:14 PM

Defiance by progressive liberal Democrat politicians has once again had the opposite of their stated purpose of protecting illegals in CA.
About the only thing CA Democrat politicians do consistently is screw up.

” Immigration officials on Thursday announced hundreds of arrests in an operation targeting communities where police and elected officials have refused to fully cooperate on enforcing federal immigration laws.

ICE said it arrested 167 people in and around Los Angeles, a region in which several cities and counties have been tagged by justice officials as being so-called sanctuaries — a loosely defined term used to describe local governments that restrict police from assisting immigration authorities in identifying and detaining people suspected of being in the country illegally.

Arrests were also made in San Francisco and San Jose. ”

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ice-raids-sanctuary-20170928-story.html

140 TIFOKCIS September 28, 2017 at 6:18 PM

Police are going replace sirens with The National Anthem to cause criminals stop and take a knee.

141 Original G September 28, 2017 at 6:22 PM

Absolutely zero surprise. Long term effect of CA turned into a socialist nanny state run by bumbling CA progressive liberal Democrat politicians.

“Despite boasting one of the largest economies in the world, California has consistently topped national rankings of poverty. While the state only accounts for about 12 percent of the national population, for example, Californians comprise one-third of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families beneficiaries.”
http://www.ocregister.com/2017/09/25/california-leads-the-nation-in-poverty/

Out of the entire United States of America, “Californians comprise one-third of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families beneficiaries.”

142 Venice September 28, 2017 at 7:06 PM

More OPINION from ABP. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

143 AlwaysBePositive September 29, 2017 at 7:51 AM

@#167 v
Opinion, based on fact. Tell me which part is untrue.

@#168 a
Did you reread your post I was referring to?

No tax reform until we see how it directly impacts the President/

144 Venice September 29, 2017 at 9:30 AM

You offer ABSOLUTELY NO PROOF of your claims, proving there is none, yet you expect me to provide proof you’re posting only your opinion (lying)?
You’re really special, aren’t you!

145 AlwaysBePositive September 29, 2017 at 10:58 AM

@#172 v
1) Your logic is faulty, I offer no proof of the world being round…and it is.
2) I don’t care if you look up what I say or not, your mind, like a parachute works better when it is open. If you see me lying, point it out. Unlike some posters here I have admitted mistakes and corrected my posts based on information provided to me by others.
3) Why yes, I am special. Thanks for noticing.

Medicare for all!

146 Reality Bites September 29, 2017 at 11:22 AM

Lowering the corporate tax rate will not create jobs in the US. Corporations will take the money and build their plant in Mexico paying workers 10 cents an hour. It’s bad business to pay American workers $20 when you can pay 10 cents.

147 Fred P. September 29, 2017 at 1:54 PM

@aspirin #131….

As opposed to the left wing tools already on the SCOTUS?

And btw, this is not a democracy – so-called or otherwise. Ever hear of a democratic republic? Thought not….

Your knowledge of civics is zero.

148 Venice September 29, 2017 at 2:47 PM

I commend you for admitting your comments are nothing but opinion.
Your acquiescence is acknowledged and you’re a better person for that.

149 AlwaysBePositive September 29, 2017 at 3:52 PM

@#148 fp
Ooohh, you understand that we elect people to elect our President and our elected representatives vote in our place on everyday issues. Congratulations smarty pants, how is it that we elect our state representatives and senators? How about our national Representatives and Senators? Ever hear of a democracy? Your knowledge of civics is incomplete at best.

@#149 v
I assume you are replying to me (another vague post v) but I never said my posts are nothing but opinion, I base my opinions on facts and when I find my facts are wrong I’m intellectually strong enough to admit my mistakes. By the way, I’m still waiting to see any proof that impressed sailors fought on their home country’s soil in 1812.

No tax reform until we see how it benefits the Presidents personal situation.

150 Aspirin September 29, 2017 at 5:45 PM

This rotten Administration has been shown to be untrustworthy in so many areas it is hard to imagine that this latest tax scheme will not greatly benefit Trump and his buddies.

151 Original G September 29, 2017 at 6:41 PM

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