Claycord – Talk About Politics

October 13, 2017 21:41 pm · 77 comments


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Original G October 13, 2017 at 9:42 PM

The kneeling is still going on in the NFL and reactions also keep making news.

Was reported FORD issued a statement on the issue,
” Ford “respects individuals’ rights to express their views, even if they are not ones we share. That’s part of what makes America great.” ”

Well there has been at least one response to that carefully crafted PC statement by Sheriff Julian Whittington from Bossier Parish, Lousiana.

” Sheriff Whittington –
“The recent events surrounding the NFL, its players and their audacity to thumb their collective noses at the American flag, the American military as well as the obvious disdain for the profession of law enforcement in general forces me to take a stand.”

“NFL players have the right to protest as they deem necessary, but we, the Bossier Sheriff’s Office and the taxpayers of Bossier Parish have a right to spend our money elsewhere.””

Some former members of the military pursue careers in law enforcement and they have RESPECT for OUR country.
To the Sheriff of Bossier Parish I say THANK YOU ! ! !

Original G October 13, 2017 at 9:43 PM

Back when Obama was President the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore, where a rookie progressive liberal Democrat prosecutor infatuated with herself, fantasizing about higher office put Baltimore cops on trial.

“Freddie Gray: Prosecution’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Trial”

“You hypocrite!’ Fury as Baltimore chief prosecutor gunning for Freddie Gray ‘killer cops’ poses for glamorous Vogue photoshoot – while trying to GAG defendants’ lawyers”

“Freddie Gray Fallout: Judge Allows Malicious Prosecution Lawsuit Against Mosby to Go Forward”

Fast forward to 2017 and Puerto Rico.
“Figures. Trump Bashing San Juan Mayor Was Big Hillary Clinton Supporter in 2016”

“San Juan Mayor Admits She Hasn’t Met With Federal Officials At Joint Field Office Over Hurricane Relief Efforts”

“San Juan mayor accuses Trump of ‘genocide’ after hurricane”

“FBI Looking Into Allegations Puerto Rico Officials Are Only Giving Aid to Political Allies”

“The FBI has received numerous complaints of mishandling and misappropriation of emergency supplies provided by the federal government for the people of Puerto Rico, by local government officials. We are working to quickly determine any basis for criminal charges against any public official who would abuse their office and the people of Puerto Rico in this manner. ”

Local October 13, 2017 at 9:43 PM

18 states sue over Trump-halted ObamaCare payments

The complaint will seek a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction and permanent injunction requiring the cost-sharing reduction payments be made.

Local October 13, 2017 at 9:45 PM

Mueller’s team interviewed Priebus on Friday

‘He was happy to answer all of their questions,’ the former White House chief of staff’s lawyer said.

Local October 13, 2017 at 9:46 PM

Manafort Had $60 Million Relationship With a Russian Oligarch

An NBC News investigation reveals that $26 million changed hands in the form of a loan between a company linked to Manafort and the oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, a billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin.

Badge1104 October 13, 2017 at 9:51 PM

Obamacare was an Obama lie. We were supposed to save $2,500 a year but we’re having to pay an extra $3,000 a year extra now! our deductible is now 5 times more too!

Badge1104 October 13, 2017 at 9:55 PM

Hey Local: why aren’t you showing links to how Hillary Clinton got hundreds of millions from foreign governments while she was wheeling and dealing as Secretary of State? that is the height of graft and Corruption!

Original G October 13, 2017 at 10:02 PM

House of Representatives v. Burwell was about how Democrats SCREWED UP when they wrote and passed Obamacare by failing to provide money to pay reimbursements to insurers.

Guess Democrats should have read their own bill.
Had they read it they might have realized the problem and fixed it.

Unfortunately the short memoried Democrat career politicians will be calling President Trump names and blaming him for the job a Congress controlled by Democrats failed to do.

After your Democrat friends get done wit their temper tantrum, show them this short video.

Local October 13, 2017 at 10:09 PM
Original G October 13, 2017 at 10:11 PM

“Construction crews continue building prototype models of the proposed wall along the Southwest border between the United States and Mexico. The construction site is located near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, CA. ”

“California can stop the border wall with environmental lawsuits, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says”

Original G October 13, 2017 at 10:15 PM

“California Sheriffs Revolt, Call On Congress To Stop Sanctuary State Movement”

“Most of the state’s sheriffs argue that the law limits their ability to remove dangerous, repeat offenders from their communities…

…Sheriffs said the law would prevent police from notifying ICE of self-admitted members of MS-13 or other gangs if they were arrested for misdemeanor crimes such as assault and battery, possession of narcotics, being under the influence of narcotics, or driving without a license.

In addition to that, there is great leniency with drunk driving cases as well. In order for drunk driving to be considered felonious activity, a driver must be arrested four times in one decade. Not once, but four times.

In other words, “police can only call federal immigration authorities if they arrest an illegal immigrant with a violent felony on his or her record.” So what they have done is make the threshold for a felony offense much higher.

Thus, a drunken illegal immigrant can drive, put lives in danger, and be arrested up to four times before their name would be handed over to the federal immigration authorities.”

Local October 13, 2017 at 10:33 PM

Utah police officer fired after handcuffing, dragging nurse from hospital

Wubbels shrieks as Payne forces her out the door toward a police car. She screams for him to stop, saying, “I’ve done nothing wrong! I’ve done nothing wrong! Why is this happening? This is crazy!” She also asks why the officer is “so angry.”

Payne handcuffed Wubbels and placed her in a police car.

Bill Cutting October 14, 2017 at 4:07 AM

Gavin newslime is a pc swamp dweller! Would sellout his family for power (currently trying) oh wait he’s another fake American like liberal democrats … him and the democrats have ruined the Bay Area with laws and secret votes on fleecing us for more taxes and fees.. how can anyone support career politicians anymore? These crooks use emotional subversion to trick naive youngsters mainly women to support their Che Guevara flash woman make up a large portion of democrat votes. Sad we have the worst run state in the union. Infrastructure in toilet check. Water reservoirs not being built check. Tax payers forced to pay for roads schools hospitals and more and all used by illegals for free but gee that’s ok cause mark zuckerbergs Facebook/your child’s teachers say it’s cool check. Madness! Traffic jams everywhere let’s import more useless dolts for cheap labor and drive wages down for everyone. Let’s loosen up murder charges and let hiv infected ppl knowingly infect others. Recall jerry brown and vote Gavin into running an Applebee’s host cause that’s his real calling. State has too Many issues needs a fix

Local October 14, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Donald Trump boasts of ‘plunging’ health insurance stocks following executive order on Obamacare

Cutting subsidies leads to rising premiums for lower-income families, analysts warn

Forsythe October 14, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Liberals mainly dwell in wealthy, “progressive” bubbles. Most have been educated by left wing professors. Lack of diversity in higher education is nothing short of tragic, notes civil libertarian Nat Hentoff. In a 2010 survey of 24,000 college students, only a third thought it safe to hold unpopular views. Professors with left-biased political ideology have been shown to grade students poorly if they disagree with them.

Since 1990, the ranks of government workers have grown from five million to twenty million—at a rate of twice the population growth. Self-serving public sector unions primarily back left wing Democrats with donations from union dues. Basically, this is bribery.

With the election of President Trump, it is obvious that Republicans still have a voice. Yet, while the left has not yet completely overpowered society, left-wing authoritarianism is growing. Between 2007 and 2010, a UC study found that left wing views among faculty members increased from 55% to 63%. Conservative views dropped from 16% to 12%.

If this trend continues, conservative-free colleges may become the norm. In totalitarian regimes this could be expected, but it is a travesty in the United States.

Dorothy October 14, 2017 at 12:08 PM

I have never felt that Trump was serious about becoming President. But now that he is, I keep getting the feeling that he is trying to tear apart the Republican party. I know he has loyal followers still but it really does seem that his is doing the party more harm than good.

Original G October 14, 2017 at 12:36 PM

“Cutting subsidies leads to rising premiums for lower-income families, analysts warn”

President Trump is intentionally putting the burden where it belongs in the laps of FECKLESS members of Congress who have persistently dodged their responsibility to the American people.

Career politicians infesting Congress no longer have a bought off complicit career politician President and it is a welcome and overdue change.

ONLY Congress has the authority to fund payments to insurance companies. Had Congress done their job correctly none of this would be happening.

“Federal judge rules Obamacare is being funded unconstitutionally”

Democrats contrived and lied to the American people through the entire process from keeping your Doctor on. Listen to one of the architects of Obamacare in he boasts how they put one over.

It is unfortunate Liberals are more interested in what’s on TV tonight and do they have WiFi, than finding out the truth about what career politicians are doing to take care of their largest mega rich campaign contributors.

Why do YOU allow them to continually screw YOU over ? ? ?

Giddyup October 14, 2017 at 1:02 PM

Donald Trump is in the hospitality industry. He knows how to keep people happy, otherwise they wouldn’t be coming back to his establishments and he’d be out of business. He also is able to quickly adjust to changing conditions and proceed in the correct direction to accomplish his goals. He knows about keeping the highest standards in food delivery, room cleanliness, restaurant service, public health concerns, etc., etc., etc., He knows who to admit to his establishments and who not to, and how to keep the ones he admits happy. He may not be the President you want right now, but he is the President you need. Thank you President Trump for forcefully taking the reigns of this nation and putting us back on track with your excellent appointment of people to get the job done making the country great, again. We wallowed in the worst scum of leadership during the past eight years under jBarack Obama, and the tide has turned. #MAGA

Dr. Jellyfinger October 14, 2017 at 1:08 PM

Dorothy …. both parties, Republicans & the Democrats are full of crap & trying to maintain the old business as usual money making game by serving the lobbyists and ignoring the taxpayers.
Trump is trying to bust that up & is getting resistance from practically everyone…. he isn’t working for the R’s or the D’s… he’s working for us.
We finally elected a President who isn’t a politician & already has more money than he will ever need… so it’s kind of hard to bribe him… why do you think everyone is making up lies and outrageous scandals?
They are desperately trying to keep Washington corruption & cronyism alive.
Remember all those Republican Senators who voted to repeal Obamacare & then when Trump was elected they voted NOT to repeal it?
They are LIARS… in it for themselves & conning the people who voted for them… just like their Democrat counterparts…. keeping the public buying their BS while they pocket the money.
Maybe “doing more harm than good” to the political parties is actually the right thing to do.

Original G October 14, 2017 at 2:32 PM

Did San Diego by their actions help cause the deadly hepatitis A outbreak and are other cities going down the same path?

First some background info,
California accounts for about 21% of total homeless population in America.

“California’s deadly hepatitis A outbreak could last years, official says”

“Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over the deadly hepatitis A outbreak in California.”

“Santa Cruz County hepatitis A outbreak affects homeless”

“City workers fear Hepatitis A outbreak among homeless in Oakland”

“In order for the virus to survive, it needs to keep moving from person to person through what the medical community calls the “fecal-oral route.” Because the virus is shed in human stool, it can end up in food or drink that another person consumes, allowing the microscopic pathogens to enter a new host.”

One scenario put forth as to why hepatitis A epicenter is in San Diego.

California’s Progressive Liberals feeling guilty and wanting to show how compassionate they are, went about striking down anti vagrancy laws and municipal codes starting back in 2006 and later on banning plastic bags.
An about now your wondering how did any of these contribute to the outbreak? Two more important ingredients, shallow thinking politicians and bureaucrats.

Before Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game in 2016 politicians and non elected bureaucrats running city of San Diego became concerned about their cities look good and possibility of national media reporting negatively about large number of homeless and their plight.

More important motivator was probably possible effects of such negative reporting on those seeking higher office in the future.
So being good little mirror worshipers, they decided to get rid of the homeless population along any routes fans would take to the playoffs, around downtown areas and popular tourist spots.
OK, that sounds normal enough for CA’s shallow thinking politicians.

“In late April, homeless advocates discovered the city was installing jagged rocks under Interstate 5 at Imperial Avenue to discourage camping. The motivation seemed clear: Imperial leads straight to Petco Park, home of this year’s All-Star Game. The rocks, advocates argued, were part of a larger effort—similar to one in San Francisco before this year’s Super Bowl—to get homeless people out of the area.”

BUT downtown and those tourist spots had public bathrooms used by the homeless. If anyone in city government thought about adverse effects on rousting the homeless they must have been vastly outnumbered.
Homeless ended up out of sight out of mind with many living under freeway structures lacking any basics. After the play off city got fewer complaints about the homeless …. so problem solved or so the shallow thinkers believed.

Once again politicians and non elected bureaucrats concerned with a look good took easier softer way to make themselves appear GREEN (San Diego plastic bag ban) and caring more about appearances used knee jerk not thought out measures to quickly deal with the homeless before the Baseball play off.

An that plastic bag ban, still being human beings homeless would use them to dispose of excrement. As already mentioned ….
hepatitis A transmission is thru fecal-oral route.

San Diego is now going to provide areas for the homeless with basic hygiene facilities including hand washing facilities plus they are trying to pressure wash fecal matter from streets, alleys and sidewalks.

Counties with hepatitis A problems include San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and some city workers of Oakland have expressed concern.

So, wonder if unthinking politicians and non elected bureaucrats had taken the time and spent the money providing basic hygiene for the homeless how much cheaper for tax payers, in the long run, would this all have been?

Had they done the humane thing in the first place perhaps 18 human beings would still be alive.

Problem with many CA politicians and bureaucrats they are easily influenced and lack cognitive skills needed to survive in real world business situations. After all in government it’s not like they’re wasting their own money.
Ya think voters will hold any of the politicians accountable ???

Did human beings matter less because they were homeless ?

Elwood October 14, 2017 at 4:42 PM

@ Local #3

“18 states sue over Trump-halted ObamaCare payments”

Poor babies!

Daddy took their sugar teat away!

If the states want to subsidize the poor, that’s their business as long as they pay for it.

Elwood October 14, 2017 at 4:47 PM

@ Local #9

“Trump says he ‘met with the president of the Virgin Islands’”

Somehow I doubt that the government of the Virgin Islands has been at the top of his mind lately.

But that would be cutting him too much slack, now wouldn’t it?

Dr. Jellyfinger October 14, 2017 at 8:40 PM

At least hockey players still stand for & respect the national anthem!

Jake October 14, 2017 at 11:47 PM

@ Elwood

Trump IS the president of the Virgin Islands, genius.

Original G October 15, 2017 at 9:03 AM

A few of 57 accomplishments so far from President Trump that leftist media probably won’t report on.
Supreme Court Judge Gorsuch
He took us out of TPP
Illegal immigration is now down 70% (the lowest in 17 years)
Consumer confidence highest since 2000 at index125.6
Mortgage applications for new homes rise to a 7 year high.
Arranged 20% Tariff on soft lumber from Canada..
Keystone pipeline approved.
NATO allies boost spending by 4.3%
Allowing VA to terminate bad employees.
Allowing private healthcare choices for veterans.
More than 600,000. Jobs created
Median household income at a 7 year high.
The Stock Market is at the highest ever In its history.
China agreed to American import of beef. 90,000 tons!
$89 Billion saved in regulation rollbacks.
Rollback of A Regulation to boost coal mining.
Targeting of MS13 gangs
Deporting violent illegal immigrants.
Repealed DOT ruling which would have taken power away from local governments for infrastructure planning
Cutting regulations 2 for every one created.
Review of all trade agreements to make sure they are America first.
Apprentice program
Highest manufacturing surge in 3 years.

For more

Artimous October 15, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Nice to see deDaulnier siding with the mullahs in Iran, and opposing the Zionists in Israel. Good work Mark!

Aspirin October 15, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Original G, we’ll pay for Trump’s “accomplishments” for a long time to come, with inflation, a more divided Supreme Court, more pollution, healthcare markets in turmoil AGAIN, gutting regulations protecting us from greed and physical harm, his many broken promises, fewer jobs far created than promised.

Stay away from the Kool Aid.

Dr. Jellyfinger October 15, 2017 at 1:41 PM

I’m not watching NFL this year… too disgusted, but I just heard the Forty Kneelers lost again.. . 6 losses and not a single win yet.
They should concentrate on football and not on political activism.
They can’t afford the distraction…. and they are letting their fans down!

NunYa October 15, 2017 at 3:19 PM

I feel sorry for progressives, they are close minded and clearly uninformed.

Elwood October 15, 2017 at 3:20 PM

@ Jake #25

And thank YOU, Captain Obvious!

Dennis October 15, 2017 at 5:05 PM

Can I say two words about how the politicicians – not the cops – caused the LV shooting to go on so long and be so deadly?


Dr. Jellyfinger October 15, 2017 at 9:33 PM

@ Dennis ~ Are you suggesting the SWAT team should have flown a small explosive drone in through the broken hotel window and just blown the bad guy up?

Hmmm….. that might actually have worked.

Original G October 15, 2017 at 9:41 PM

Aspirin …. Do some research on The Federal Reserve, monetary policy and inflation. Next round of Inflation has already been programmed in by the FED’s price fixing of interest rates artificially low for better part of a decade starting back at the end of 2008.

Federal Reserve at the peak was pumping into Obama’s weak recovery 85 Billion Dollars PER MONTH. The teleprompter lecturer presided over the weakest economic recovery since WW2.

High corporate tax rate coupled with erratic political instability and regulatory uncertainty both created by obama administration is crippling America’s GDP.

From a then Democrat member of Congress,
“In the president’s first year in office, his administration suffered from what I call “idea disease.” Every week, and sometimes almost every day, the administration rolled out a new program for the country. There was no obvious prioritization and, after the rollout, very little effort to actually pass the latest idea/imperative/plan/edict. Instead, the new programs just kept coming, with the new proposals constantly stepping on the previous day’s message. This rampant “idea disease” squandered the tremendous goodwill generated by the Obama campaign’s message of “hope,” tainting the president’s personal appeal.”

Toward end of Obama first term even MSNBC was questioning his erratic an unfocused leadership.

Obama aside, government buries itself in reports, is too big and too slow to react in a timely manner to changes in the economy.

Read up on Friedrich Hayek author of ‘The Road to Serfdom’ as well as recipient of Nobel Prize in Economics and a much smarter man than Benjamin Strong Jr.

Fred P. October 16, 2017 at 7:48 AM

@aspirin 29 – you of all people have a lot of gall, telling others to “stay away from the kool-aid.”

Read your own postings here and go back as far as you want. You’re nothing more than the lunatic left’s mouthpiece, spouting the drool that the DNC hands you every day.

And don’t bother claiming expertise in areas as you’ve done in the past. You have demonstrated conclusively that you don’t know the difference between fact and opinion.

Once again – aspirin demonstrates the hypocrisy of the left.

Dr. Jellyfinger October 16, 2017 at 8:26 AM

Hillary scolding Weinstein… what a joke. Hillary the champion of oppressed women LOL!
Not only does she enable her own husband to be a sexual predator but she advocates bringing thousands of middle east muslim refugees (and their culture of abusing/raping women) to America.
Lets not forget that New Years Eve party they had in Germany.

Original G October 16, 2017 at 9:17 AM

Another episode demonstrating the need for Congressional term limits or competency evaluations by mental health professionals specializing in geriatrics at beginning of each new Congress.

Still wonder how many Pelosi staff members are solely tasked with preventing her from wandering off and getting lost.

“Is it a coincidence more Democrats are calling for new leadership as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi continues to struggle to get through public appearances without suffering brain freezes and having trouble speaking?

As Pelosi addressed reporters on Thursday, she had bizarre moments where she would stop and appear to be groping for words, and at one point even stumbled over saying the word “natural.” ”

Pelosi on gun control,

Fred P. October 16, 2017 at 1:08 PM

@original #35 – kinda like what deSaulnier used to push…”there ought to be a law.”

Just passing laws isn’t leadership.

Fred P. October 16, 2017 at 1:11 PM

National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch announced Sunday on Twitter that her family had been forced to move suddenly after she received multiple death threats from gun control advocates.

Loesch, a conservative commentator and syndicated talk radio host, followed the announcement of her family’s move by condemning the way politically progressive society has treated not just her, but conservative women as a whole.

In the wake of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct allegations, many women are telling their stories of assault on Twitter, using the hashtag, #MeToo. Loesch used the hashtag to tell her story of how she is being threatened for her views on guns and the Second Amendment.

And again – the liberals demonstrate their hypocrisy.

AlwaysBePositive October 16, 2017 at 1:20 PM

@#6 b
I’ve been saving over $2500 per year each year. I have an adult child that is on my health plan. Additionally, no female in my family has had to pay for birth control.
@#7 b
Maybe because Sec. Clinton didn’t get millions of dollars.
@#16 f
Progressive bubbles? How do you explain all the posters on here that can’t figure out how Rep. DeSaulnier was elected?
@#18 og
You ask “Why do YOU allow them to continually screw YOU over ?” Well, have you seen the pounding the Republicans are giving their followers?
@#19 g
Trump hires the best people? Have you counted how many of them have been forced to leave already?
@#23 e
The president of the VI is just another example of how little djt knows about the world. Yes he’s got bigger things on his mind, he’s trying to figure out how to create a 3rd nuclear weapons problem.
@#26 og
Yawn. The US was never in the TPP so djt didn’t take us out. Need I go on?
@#35 og
Don’t act so uppity. The Fed’s QE helped end the recession. Inflation is currently stable, and since the Fed has been signaling a pullback, most economists agree that inflation will remain low into the next years. A tax cut like djt is proposing however is also generally agreed to be an inflation jump starter.
@#36 fp
Seems to me you are the mirror image of the names you call. I see nothing in your posts that would lead to discussions…just name calling.
@#37 dj
Uhhh. Weinstein is a white guy, what’s your point? Weinstein is a private citizen, a pig, representing only himself. djt is our President , a pig, representing all of us. See any difference?

Original G October 16, 2017 at 5:48 PM

“The corruption trial of Senator Robert Menendez and a close friend moved to the defense phase after a judge declined to dismiss the indictment and said jurors should decide whether prosecutors met the toughened standard set by the U.S. Supreme Court for proving public bribery.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge William Walls on Monday came after heated arguments over whether the government had presented enough evidence for the case to go to a jury. Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, and Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor, then offered family members as their first two witnesses.”

“U.S. Senator Menendez’s corruption trial to proceed: judge”

Original G October 16, 2017 at 5:56 PM

“Disney/ABC TV has begun making long-feared layoffs as part of a broader restructuring of its broadcast business, with rumors swirling that bigger moves—including a possible sale of ABC—are coming.

Deadline first reported the staff reductions on Thursday, saying they could impact up to 200 employees across Disney and ABC properties.”

“Gee, any guesses why CBS’ third-quarter advertising declined?

If you said NFL football tanking with the public, you get the blue ribbon.

According to Credit Suisse, the network’s declining NFL television ratings will send CBS earnings lower. ”

Great example of how a free market works.

TIFOKCIS October 16, 2017 at 6:21 PM

3 years + 3 months of TRUMP to go!


Original G October 16, 2017 at 7:46 PM

“The Gender Recognition Act” If you jump to the conclusion it has something to do with that bastion of heterosexuality California you would be correct.

Evidently “nonbinary” is now a third gender on state identification and birth certificates as result of California Senate Bill 179.

For those keeping score Senator Glazer voted in favor of SB-179.

Giddyup October 16, 2017 at 9:42 PM

7 years + 3 months of TRUMP to go. Yay!

The White House Reads 10/16/17

– Joseph Lawler, Washington Examiner

The Washington Examiner’s Joseph Lawler reports President Trump’s goal of lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent will translate into $4,000 to $9,000 in the pockets of hardworking Americans. Citing a new analysis from the Council of Economic Advisers, Lawler reports “at the heart of [CEA Chairman Kevin] Hassett’s argument is the observation that, in recent years, countries with low corporate tax rates have seen higher wage gains than countries with high corporate tax rates.” Lowering the U.S. corporate rate will encourage companies to invest in America, rather than parking their profits overseas. Hassett calculates the 15 percent corporate rate cut could boost average household incomes from $83,143 in 2016 to as much as $92,222, with median household income rising from $59,039 to as much as $65,486, Lawler reports.
Click here to read more

In Forbes, Avik Roy writes President Trump’s two Obamacare-related policy announcements last week were anything but “sabotage” or a “gutting” of the health care law. He argues, “a sober, factual analysis reveals that the Trump decisions will be fairly modest – and largely positive – in their effect.”


Newt Gingrich in Fox News argues why President Trump “did exactly the right thing Friday when he announced that he would renew sanctions on the Iranian regime and decline to certify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (also known as the Iran Deal) negotiated by President Obama.”


In The Wall Street Journal, Steve Milloy writes the “Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed repeal of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan is a milestone,” and that “No Republican administration has ever mustered the courage to roll back a major EPA regulation,” even ones with no economic or climate benefits.


MarketWatch reports the Dow has “registered 48 record closes – its most all-time high finishes in a single year since 2013.” Why is the market headed higher? “Some of the recent gain has been attributed to optimism around President Donald Trump’s tax plan,” MarketWatch explains, adding “that enthusiasm centers on the belief that he will implement Wall Street-boosting measures, like deregulation and tax cuts.”

Giddyup October 16, 2017 at 10:13 PM

▪️Over 57,000 Police Officers Assaulted In 2016 According To FBI

▪️According To The FBI, Over Four Times More People Stabbed To Desth Than Killed With Rifles Of Any Kind

▪️New Orleans.Saints Take A Knee During Moment Of Silence For Fallen Police Officer

Dr. Jellyfinger October 16, 2017 at 10:16 PM

Lookie here! Austria woke up! Takes a turn to the right.
Merkel better take note because Germany may be next!

Forsythe October 17, 2017 at 7:08 AM

A military analyst is suggesting that the Taliban Five be returned to Gitmo now that Bowe Bergdahl has pleaded guilty.

After the Taliban Five swap, Obama held a celebratory press conference in the White House Rose Garden with Bergdahl’s parents. Papa Bergdahl — sporting a Taliban-style beard, and citing the Koran, said:

“Bismillah al-rahman al-rahim.” That’s Arabic for “in the name of Allah the most gracious, the most merciful.”

It got more awkward for the Obama administration when Bergdahl’s former troopmates got the news.

Original G October 17, 2017 at 7:22 AM

” Over 57,000 Police Officers Assaulted In 2016 According To FBI ”

Legacy of 8 years of Obama, liberals and their complicit media,
behaving stupidly.

JWB October 17, 2017 at 8:41 AM

@ #56

Really? What is the basis of your claim?

Here are some facts:

Number of Police Officers assaulted by year according to the FBI:

2006: 59,936
2007: 61,257
2008: 61,087
2009: 58,364
2010: 56,491
2011: 55,631

The one constant thing I can count on is that the Claycordians fall for right wing propaganda every time…….

Original G October 17, 2017 at 1:22 PM

President Trump once again managed to get career politicians of Congress off their dead azzes and actually do something.

“Key senators announced a bipartisan deal Tuesday to fix parts of the nation’s healthcare law and head off large premium increases faced by consumers in some states.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Health Committee, announced the tentative agreement with the top Democrat on the panel, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

The agreement would continue cost-sharing payments to health insurers that President Trump eliminated last week.

“President Trump has encouraged this,” Alexander told reporters.

Trump, at a news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, appeared to endorse the deal: “We have been involved, and this is a short-term deal,” he said, adding that it would last for “the next year or two” so that “we don’t have this dangerous little period.” ”

Doubt if Pelosi will be writing a press release for the Congressman from the 11th district.

Original G October 17, 2017 at 1:41 PM

JWB … Did you see the quotation marks? Giddyup post 10/16 10:13 PM.

An you numbers posted stop at 2011 while Giddyup referenced 2016.

Here’s something you might like, “Envisioning an America Free From Police Violence and Control”
An now back to reality,
“The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has increased in 2017, according to a midyear report that the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released Thursday. As of June 30, such deaths were up 30 percent versus the same period in 2016.”

“Why Are Ambush Killings of Police on the Rise?”

Rhetoric of Violence.
“Liberal America has a political violence problem”

“Three months before James Hodgkinson picked up a gun and targeted Republican members of a congressional baseball team as they practiced in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday, he signed a petition calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.”

“GOP lawmaker links shooting to ‘outrageous’ Dem rhetoric”

JWB October 17, 2017 at 6:07 PM

@ Venice #67

Polictics asside let me give you some neighborly advice, after all this is a Neighborhood Blog.

Calling the ohter party stupid when you’re caught with your pants down doesn’t make you look smart.

Clearly you can not back up your allegation that I somehow manipulated statitics. The stand up response would be to appologize for what you alleged but I know that would be too high an expectation from you. Thus the second best thing you can do is to just be quiet and hope nobody notices.

Original G October 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Iran demanded and Obama administration gave $33.6 billion in untraceable cash and gold to Iran? Why cash and gold ???

Aspirin October 17, 2017 at 7:22 PM

Original G

Original G, think about that for a moment: How can $33.6 billion cash and gold be moved anywhere without leaving a trace ?

Does it move by itself?

The money was from frozen Iranian assets. It belonged to Iran in the first place.

Original G October 17, 2017 at 7:41 PM

‘New Clinton Foundation scandal: Now Russians revealed to have routed millions of dollars to it while Hillary was Secretary of State to boost Moscow’s nuclear ambitions’

“Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.

Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

The racketeering scheme was conducted “with the consent of higher level officials” in Russia who “shared the proceeds” from the kickbacks, one agent declared in an affidavit years later.”

Dr. Jellyfinger October 17, 2017 at 9:12 PM

@ 58 ~ It does not matter that it was Iran’s cash (frozen assets) in the first place…. what matters is that they are the world’s #1 sponsor of terrorism and are trying to build nuclear bombs to burn Israel off the face of the planet…. and Obama gave them BILLIONS of Dollars to do it with!

Is there no end to left wing idiocy?

Venice October 18, 2017 at 8:21 AM

jwb 56 –
Now THAT was the best attempt at deflection I’ve read here.
Well done!

Original G October 18, 2017 at 8:46 AM

“The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had uncovered the corruption before the Obama administration in 2010 approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow.”

Original G October 18, 2017 at 10:46 AM

Another day another attempt by one of the liberal media to smear those they have the mindset to hurt. It is unfortunate so many working in liberal alphabet media can’t be bothered with even the most basic of background information on those they hold in such low regard. Many lack even the basics of empathy or civility, striving instead for seeking quick notoriety among peers as they strive to ascend in the pecking order.

Add to those qualifications social media and more than a few have demonstrated their adeptness at clueless impulsiveness in being stupid at the speed of light.

Latest example,
“A CNN political reporter has come under fire for a tweet that appeared to be mocking polio survivor Sen. Mitch McConnell as he held hands with President Trump after a press conference in the Rose Garden.

The tweet by CNN’s Daniella Diaz Monday afternoon was posted along with a video of Trump guiding McConnell up stairs. It was captioned ‘That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell, though.’

Diaz’s colleague, CNN’s Senior Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju, weighed in writing ‘McConnell is a polio survivor, a reason why stairs can be tricky at times.’

Raju added in ‘McConnell often goes up a step at a time, sometimes needs railing for assistance. This time, used Trump for balance.’ ”

‘Tis unfortunate so many these days can not be bothered with civility, instead succumbing to the pack mentality and lack even a base desire for facts prior to voting OR reporting.

One with the most advertising gets your vote?

Dennis October 19, 2017 at 2:50 AM

@Dr Jellyfinger there are already screams from the left about weaponized drones and drones invading privacy. As soon as I saw the hige gaps in the windows it was an invitation to park a live video drone about 4 feet outside the room watching the shooter. SWAT could have all the intel 40 minutes earliier just from the drone feed.
And even unarmed, the big drones could do severe damage to someone intent on shooting a sniper rifle instead.
And yes, a flashbang or two would allow a breach by SWAT.
how many fewer casualties if the politicians had allowed drones to end the attack 40 minutes earlier?

Fred P. October 19, 2017 at 6:55 AM

@#46 – and the democrats keep pandering to the lowest common denominator.

Ya can’t fix stupid, no matter how many laws you pass.

Forsythe October 19, 2017 at 7:52 AM

Congress probes Hillary/Russia nuclear racketeering scandal and coverup.

Ironically, three officials involved in the Russia probe of President Trump — Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, and James Comey, may have had a hand in covering up a far more damaging Hillary/Russia scandal.

“According to government documents and recent news reports, the Obama Justice Department had an criminal investigation for bribery, extortion, money laundering, into Russian company officials purchasing Uranium One,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

Robert Mueller was the FBI Director during the initial stages of the Russian uranium investigation, until 2013. James Comey became the FBI Director in 2013. James Rosenstein, then-U.S. Attorney, supervised the case.

Did the Justice Department conceal evidence during the Obama administration to prevent a scandal that would harm Barack Obama’s presidency? Was Hillary being protected in her quest to succeed him?

Giddyup October 19, 2017 at 10:55 AM

An August Quinnipac poll indicated 55% of voters reporting Trump was performing as expected. He continues to enjoy strong support among his base who believe he is doing what they elected him to do. His take on a patriotic America is popular among conservatives while “cosmopolitan” limp-wrist liberals behave otherwise. #MAGA

Trump Keeps His Focus On Outrage

Silva October 19, 2017 at 11:25 AM


mtzman October 19, 2017 at 11:52 AM

As one of those cosmopolitan liberals, I have to agree that Trump is performing as expected, which, I can assure you, is not a good thing.

Venice October 19, 2017 at 2:27 PM

mtzman 69
I can assure you, the vast majority of America does not agree with you. You would prefer that insane criminal woman, the one whose crimes are becoming more evident every day?

TIFOKCIS October 19, 2017 at 3:52 PM

mtz ‘man’

The term man has reached an all time low.

Here’s one for the little pillow biter………….

When Hillary was asked to compare Anthony Wiener to her husband Bill Clinton Hillary replied: “close but no cigar”.

Venice October 19, 2017 at 6:03 PM

Senate Committee hearing yesterday produced cherry-picked video clips of Al Smalley Franken badgering Jeff Sessions, making him look off-balance. That might play well with you vile Trump-haters, but it is all a phony distraction. It is now clear that real collusion with Russians did take place – between that emotionally unbalanced Clinton and the Russians.

Dr. Jellyfinger October 19, 2017 at 9:12 PM

Alright Political Activists! I remember when they were just lousy football players who couldn’t win a game…… Go ahead and insult the fans, hurt the team, who cares? Stay focused guys! Activism is what the NFL is all about now. We used to just watch football for the sheer joy of competition, athletic performance & pride in our team…. not anymore… now we can can all enjoy what really counts… protesting social injustice!

Original G October 19, 2017 at 9:30 PM

“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday that he was stunned to learn that Congresswoman Frederica Wilson listened in on the president’s call to a fallen soldier’s wife.

A retired general who lost his own son in Afghanistan in 2010, Kelly said the call to Sgt. La David T. Johnson’s wife should have been ‘sacred’ and that Wilson should not have repeated President Trump’s words to the Green Beret’s widow.

‘It stuns me that a Member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation. Absolutely stuns me. I though at least that was sacred,’ he said.

In his remarks, Kelly called Wilson a ‘selfish Member of Congress.’ ”

“Gen. Kelly speaks at White House (full remarks)”

Dr. Jellyfinger October 19, 2017 at 9:32 PM

Maybe for the next Superbowl half time show the players can grab protest signs, run out and block traffic on a freeway!

Giddyup October 19, 2017 at 9:37 PM

The only “social injustice” in the NFL is that these coddled athletes want for nothing, haven’t spent a day in their lives in service to their country as a member of the military on tours of duty on foreign shores in time of war, have not fought and died for the freedoms they so completely and disrespectfully enjoy.

Dr. Jellyfinger October 19, 2017 at 9:44 PM

FBI is corrupt? Blocked information from getting to Congress? Covered up bribery, extortion, kickbacks and compromised national security just to keep Obama administration officials from getting busted? Keep the Clintons out of prison… betray the trust of the people? It is sickening.

I hope the current administration’s Justice Dept. is up to the job of restoring law & order, trust and integrity to our nation….. because right now it does not have any.

Forsythe October 20, 2017 at 7:13 AM

The true Russian scandal is slowly emerging. It involves bribery, racketeering, money laundering, extortion, control of America’s nuclear assets.

In addition to the shady Uranium One dealings, Hillary Clinton and her associates recruited U.S. high-tech firms such as Google, Cisco and Intel to create a high-tech hub under the auspices of the Russian Skoldovo foundation. Their goal? Learn U.S. technology to build a kind of Russian Silicon Valley for Putin.

Of 28 American, European and Russian firms that took part, 17 were donors to the Clinton Foundation.

In 2014, the FBI wrote to those 17 American firms.

FBI Assistant Special Agent Lucia Ziobro stated: “The FBI believes the true motives of the Russian partners, who are often funded by the government, is to gain access to classified, sensitive, and emerging technology.”

During the Obama Administration, the Russians openly gave money to government officials and their allies. In return, they gained influence and access to vital national security resources.

It’s time to end the farcical investigation of President Trump by Robert Mueller.

Congress needs to focus instead on the activities that involved Russian and the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton, and the Clinton Foundation.

Giddyup October 20, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Unlike the Obamas, the Trumps don’t need a battery of personal servants. Michele Obama’s White House staff was “bloated” … at taxpayer expense. Did she have an official nose picker… because you have to know she couldn’t do that for herself … and she certainly had plenty of down time. The Obamas made Jimmy Carter look like a genius.

Melania Trump cuts bloated first lady payroll from Michelle Obama days – Fox News

Jojo Potato October 20, 2017 at 12:58 PM

@Giddyup – Fox said so, I guess it must be true!

Guddyup October 20, 2017 at 3:41 PM

The story from Fox was based on reports submitted by the White House to Congress related to budgeting. Michele Obama had twice as many on staff at a cost of over $1 million per year, or roughly $8 million during the time she served as first lazy. Melanie Trump’s staff comes in at under $500,000 per year. If you don’t believe it, I invite you to fact check it.

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