Claycord – Talk About Politics

January 12, 2018 18:12 pm · 118 comments

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LocaI January 12, 2018 at 6:16 PM

Mueller Seeks a May 14 Conspiracy Trial for Manafort and Gates

Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, says he wants the conspiracy and money-laundering trial of former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and his one-time associate Richard Gates to start on May 14.

Mueller’s request came Friday in a court filing disclosing that prosecutors have 590,000 items of evidence, including 2,200 documents labeled as “hot” to tell defense lawyers they are important.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-12/mueller-seeks-may-14-conspiracy-trial-for-manafort-and-gates

LocaI January 12, 2018 at 6:23 PM

AFTER BECOMING PRESIDENT, TRUMP HAS SOLD MILLIONS IN REAL ESTATE IN SECRET DEALS

Trump sold 41 luxury condo units in Las Vegas last year to people who used limited liability companies (LLCs), which allow them to hide their identities.

Before Trump signed the GOP tax bill into law in December 2017, a last-minute tax break was added for real estate investors who use LLCs, partnerships and S corporations to make deals.

A mere 4 percent of buyers used the secretive shell companies in the two years before Trump became the Republican nominee. A year later, the number dramatically increased to nearly 70 percent.
http://www.newsweek.com/trump-real-estate-secret-buyers-777276

Fred P. January 12, 2018 at 8:36 PM

So what? It’s legal. And I’ll bet the democrat politicians fully supported and voted for the laws.

Of course, you post a link to a left wing rag, which puts more spin on the sale.

Given that, it’s a non-story.

Try again….

elviss January 12, 2018 at 9:23 PM

If we want to delve into finances, let’s examine Maxine Water’s and Nancy Pelosi’s backdoor wheeling and dealing, conflict of interest, get-rich-by-passing-legislation-favorable-to-your-hidden-agenda voting records, expense accounts, travel history bla bla bla, and so on.

Aspirin January 13, 2018 at 7:52 AM

US bankruptcy laws were created to help people get a second chance after suffering a loss.

Trump has used the law as a business tool, six (6) times.

This was not as intended by the creators of the law.

Bankruptcy always costs someone something down the line. It is not victim-free.

Fred P. January 13, 2018 at 9:58 AM

Whether or not it was the “intent” is irrelevant. The laws were passed which enabled people to take legal advantage of the laws.

Aspirin – you know nothing of the legal system – or tax law. Or intent. Or unintended consequences of laws passed by politicians because they didn’t do their homework.

Your ignorance is astounding and your posts are of no more value than used toilet paper.

Venice January 12, 2018 at 7:31 PM

Bad news for sniveling whiny left-wing loser trolls:

President Donald Trump’s White House physician declared him in “excellent health”.

Randy January 13, 2018 at 3:14 PM

Now he needs to get a clearance from a psychiatrist.

Yogurt January 13, 2018 at 6:14 PM

How is that bad news? It’s clear he’s not in good physical shape and from a guy who eats fast food at 70 and drinks 12 diet cokes a day, he is not in good shape.

CSS January 14, 2018 at 11:17 AM

I think he’s probably in better shape than millions whose only exercise is playing with their phones. New epidemic coming – hearts attacks for millennials in their 30’s…

elviss January 14, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Trump only needs to switch to regular cokes to loose poundage. Those “diet” drinks do not perform as advertised. They do just the opposite. Then, when you are hooked, you gain weight and they have a lifelong customer.

Grammarian January 14, 2018 at 2:54 PM

FYI, elviss, that’s “lose,” not “loose.”

elviss January 14, 2018 at 3:13 PM

No. I mean he needs to let his poundage loose. You know, as in be free, let it go to be what it wants to be. You thought I meant lose like get rid of, give it the slip, abandon.

elviss January 14, 2018 at 3:24 PM

By the way, those “no GMOs” apparently will make you fat, too. At least, that’s been my observation of people who are touting them as so wonderful. I guess people think that because the food is “no GMOs” they can eat more of it.

Marmalade January 12, 2018 at 7:35 PM

Well it seems the media no longer censors the word sh** anymore on air or in print, even on websites which up until now would never show that word after Trump supposedly used the word sh**hole in a comment in a behind closed doors meeting.
While I don’t really care it’s not censored I find it amusing how the media trolls Trump.
Gotta love the guy tho telling it like it is if he indeed said it.

Badge1104 January 12, 2018 at 8:51 PM

Frankly those places are sh*tholes, but there’s a good chance he didn’t say that at all, because that democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who reported it, has been caught several times before in making up stories like that. she’s a pathological liar kind of like a lot of the other Democrat top

Aspirin January 13, 2018 at 8:06 AM

Durbin was not the only person in that meeting.

Trump said it.

ClayDen January 13, 2018 at 8:17 PM

Finally, an honest politician (though Trump isn’t really a politician). If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. If that is what he called these third world hellholes, he was only accurately describing them.

JWB January 14, 2018 at 3:24 PM

Nice try ClayDen, but he used the vulgar term to describe the immigrants and not he places where they come from. It is alleged that he said he wants immigrants from Norway and not s*holes countries like Haiti and African nations.

elviss January 14, 2018 at 5:42 PM

“s*holes countries like Haiti and African nations.”

This sentence of yours … It doesn’t say “s**thole immigrants. It says “s**thole countries. It is alleged that he said “s**thole countries.” Not “s**thole immigrants.”

Silva January 14, 2018 at 6:09 PM

Saying Trump is honest is akin to saying the Siera Nevada mountain range is a valley. There’s a hint of absurdity to it.

Dr. Jellyfinger January 14, 2018 at 6:26 PM

Haiti might be a lot less of a sh#*hole if the Clinton Foundation had actually sent the money they promised them from donations received.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437883/hillarys-america-secret-history-democratic-party-dinesh-dsouza-clinton-foundation

JWB January 14, 2018 at 6:54 PM

elviss I understand it may be a little hard for you to follow but the issue clearly is that Trump wants immigrants from Norway and not from Haiti and Africa nations and the reasoning behind is that these are s*hole countries, which of course is a reflection of his view on these immigrants. After all it is people who immigrate and not countries.

Jake January 12, 2018 at 7:56 PM

Trump supporters think people are mad because Trump called some countries “s***holes.” Nope, we know they’re s***holes… that’s why we don’t want to send people back to them.

Susan I January 12, 2018 at 9:20 PM

I say send them all to Normay… they owe us big for those F-52s we sold them!!!!!

Is selling fake jets to a fake country considered fake news?

Yogurt January 13, 2018 at 6:15 PM

Nice post Susan! I am going to fly my F-52 to Normway for vacation with my pretty little Korean

Dr. Jellyfinger January 14, 2018 at 8:48 PM

Oh! I must have misunderstood the purpose of having an immigration system. I was under the impression we were allowing skilled, productive people to become Americans and benefit the nation with their ability to contribute positive things to society.
But it seems that the actual purpose is to offer the dregs of the planet an escape from their SH countries so that unwilling American taxpayers can provide them charity & welfare for doing absolutely nothing.

Badge1104 January 12, 2018 at 8:59 PM

Our payroll department at work told us were going to probably get an extra $2,000 a year now because of the president’s tax breaks. So tell me again Democrats why this is so bad? ( but don’t tell me that it might add to the Natl debt, when Obama blew the deficit through the roof, higher than all of the presidents combined x 2….. and you said nothing then!)

Aspirin January 13, 2018 at 8:10 AM

Obama’s policies caused US employment to increase. Trump is trying the same thing.

“Deficits don’t matter”. Remember that ?

You’ll get perhaps $2,000 before tax but your kids will pay for it.

Randy January 13, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Because you should be getting 20,000 not 2k. Think how that would stimulate the economy. Instead it’s in one of trumps buddies pockets. The republicans know you’re happy with peanuts.

Googlar January 12, 2018 at 11:04 PM

“Lol.”

Sounds like just the type of conclusion fit for an intellectual such as yourself.

Trump just made US taxes competitive for companies to do business in the US, business which is taxed.

LocaI January 12, 2018 at 11:10 PM

US Senate in Russian hackers’ crosshairs

The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate.
https://apnews.com/9a6888c2163f43a7913c808e8cf9bc6e

Barge January 13, 2018 at 7:22 AM

Y’all heard about the woman returning a Christmas tree to Costco on January 4 claiming it was dead and wanting a refund? I wonder if Hillary will try to return an E-Mail Server to Best Buy and say she never used it.

Aspirin January 13, 2018 at 7:59 AM

Wow ! Free money ! The Pied Piper Trump is dishing out the goodies.

Not to worry. Our kids will pay for it.

TIFOKCIS January 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM

President Trump’s comments could have serious consequences if Haiti and the African countries responded by cutting aid to the U.S.

Forsythe January 13, 2018 at 9:07 AM

The Clinton Foundation tried to help Haiti.

Five years after a 7.0 quake killed hundreds of thousands, Haiti’s recovery efforts remain muddled. Billions of dollars pledged by the international community are missing.

An ABC News investigation found that after opening its factory in a Haitian industrial park, built with $400 million of global aid, a Korean firm became a Clinton Foundation donor. Its owner invested in a startup company owned by Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff.

Post-quake projects, along with $10 billion in international relief and hefty support from the US and the Clinton Foundation have, at best, had mixed results. Several initiatives have benefited Clinton’s friends and foundation donors as much as Haitians, Johnston said.

Fewer than 1,500 homes have been built in the years after aid was initially pledged to Haiti.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hillary-clinton-is-the-last-person-who-should-be-talking-about-trumps-remarks-on-haiti/article/2645845

Fred P. January 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Strange – aspirin hasn’t piped in claiming that clinton’s failures are being blamed on trump.

Just wait….

PO'd January 13, 2018 at 10:44 AM

Perhaps the President could have chosen different words to describe the situation in Haiti and Some African counties, but the sentiment is true. Those nations are some kind of “hole”. If you send aid to these nations, it never gets to the people that need it. It props up a corrupt government instead. This is not news. Certainly a money hole.

If Trump had said hell-hole instead, maybe Dick Durbin wouldn’t have been so “outraged”. I’m waiting to hear from Lindsey Graham.

The Dems are moving past the Russia connection as it appears there is no collusion and they need a new “issue”.

LocaI January 13, 2018 at 11:41 AM

Yes collusion.

chuckie the troll January 13, 2018 at 1:34 PM

Some are ‘merely’ Sh**holes. Some, like North Korea, are He**holes. Why hasn’t the UN corrected this problem, it’s why it was formed in the first place. Instead, we are supposed to pretend that the problem doesn’t exist.

We should only accept refugees from nations designated as either a He**hole or Sh**hole. No need to take in refugees from paradise.

Yogurt January 13, 2018 at 6:18 PM

No where does it appear that there is legal evidence for or against collusion.

Where trump will get in trouble is when He gets nailed for obstruction of justice and lying under oath.

After the republicans lose the house and senate this year, there will be majority democrat to impeach him

At this point the republicans should be more concerned about Trump ruining the Republican Party, much like he’s ruined everything else in his life

Dr. Jellyfinger January 16, 2018 at 9:17 PM

Not saying Trump was involved in any collusion with Russians…. it seems as though there is not even a trace of any evidence, but if there were….. what law was broken? Are there some anti collusion laws I don’t know about?
I mean unless some Russians put together a load of BS to sell to some ex British spook who in turn created a completely fake dossier to use as the basis for getting a warrant to spy on a political opponent in a Presidential election…. I can see some legal trouble there alrighty, but what the hell is it that the left wing nuts think Trump did with Russians to help HIM win?

Bill Cutting January 13, 2018 at 10:47 AM

The lefties are a joke your policies have always destroyed America Democrats you started the Civil War I’m surprised your party hasn’t been abolished since then there’s one underlining thing I notice about people that vote left they have zero commonsense they think with emotions too much they don’t plan ahead. Democrats can’t seem to grasp that We are going to destroy the environment faster by bringing immigrants here considering they’re going to increase their carbon footprint by living at our standard versus staying where they are and improving their own countries without polluting as much as a westerner would. Norway is a real country to the person above That made a ignorant statement about that country. The real battle is going to be here in California I think you’re all going to be pleasantly surprised when a few officials get arrested for sedition and by the way we’ve been at war for 20 years so the law applies. Governor Jerry Brown Gavin Newsom and the rest of their Sacramento legislation that passes through unconstitutional laws under the nose of citizens or without even giving the citizens a vote yes you officials are treasonous I’m calling for an investigation into these individuals not only in their finances but who they’ve been communicating with as far as policymaking bribery. Jerry Brown deserves to be tried and convicted for violating the second amendment in this state period . Com

LocaI January 13, 2018 at 11:43 AM

The great state of California is doing so well we’re putting billions in savings.

Meanwhile, the Republicans are increasing our taxes and the national debt at the same time, which is another republican catastrophe that’s never happened before.

Ricardoh January 13, 2018 at 11:08 AM

Draw your own conclusions.
As of 2013, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, Mexico was the single largest source country (28%) followed by South or East Asia at 26%. Other regions accounting for significant shares were the Caribbean, at about 10%, Central America (8%), South America (7%), the Middle East (4%) and sub-Saharan Africa (4%).

TIFOKCIS January 13, 2018 at 11:20 AM

Trump could save puppies from a burning building and Liberals would accuse him of hating older dogs.

LocaI January 13, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Initial talks underway about Trump interview in Mueller Russia probe

Lawyers for Trump have been discussing with FBI investigators a possible interview by the special counsel with the president as part of the inquiry into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/initial-talks-underway-about-trump-interview-mueller-russia-probe-n835506

TIFOKCIS January 13, 2018 at 12:07 PM

Let us all pretend Trump did say it (behind closed doors).

Yet it was a Democrat that told the world.

The Reality is: a Democrat made the supposed statement. There is always a first time for a Democrat stating the truth.

Ricardoh January 13, 2018 at 12:19 PM

Democrats will run the country into the ground in an effort to gain power. Durban is a good example. He is as stupid as he looks. I loved Feinsteins comment the other day. Lets get a clean DACA bill and then we will block anything else you want for the border. How many times will democrats try this ruse? Don’t think Trump will fall for that like Reagan did.

Aspirin January 13, 2018 at 3:05 PM

Wow. Your convoluted logic will win a prize in a contest for the biggest BS story to date in 2018.

Keep it up. You are quite the comedian.

Ricardoh January 13, 2018 at 5:14 PM

Aspirin normally I would say he who laughs last laughs best. However no one will laugh. You wont have to wait long.

Fred P. January 14, 2018 at 3:47 PM

Aspirin, you have no idea about logic

Or economics.

Or healthcare.

Or law.

Or statistics.

You’ve demonstrated that time and time again.

chuckie the troll January 13, 2018 at 1:29 PM

Re: the Sh**hole country uproar…some countries are indeed ‘Sh**holes’, so bad that pretty much every one wants to escape. And then there are a few He**hole countries, so bad people can’t get out, are starving, and face arbitrary death or incarceration.

The citizens of those nations are to be pitied. And the rest of the world should be condemned for saying/doing too little to rectify the situation. The UN was created to prevent the formation of Sh**holes and He**holes and has failed miserably.

TIFOKCIS January 14, 2018 at 5:15 PM

You can be the first to make monthly donations or better yet move a ‘family’ from Somalia into your home today.

Everyone thinks ‘someone should do something’.

Get busy Bucky!

TIFOKCIS January 13, 2018 at 2:51 PM

I have heard from some of our supporters that they are disturbed about a very confusing story in the Sacramento Bee today with a grossly-flawed headline “Gas Tax Repeal Initiative Fails.” THIS HEADLINE IS DEAD WRONG. The SacBee supports the gas tax hike, and we believe they ran an intentionally misleading headline to dupe voters into not returning the signatures they may still have.

If you read the story, you realize that they are not even talking about our Gas Tax Repeal Initiative. The story is all about Travis Allen’s fake gas tax petition and how he failed to submit even a single signature for his effort. Let me be clear: Travis Allen’s failed effort has had nothing to do with our broad-based coalition.

The REAL Gas Tax Repeal Initiative has collected over 400k signatures in record time, and we are well on our way to the 584k signatures we need! We are collecting signatures at a record-breaking pace.

Please continue to do the AMAZING work you are doing to get and return signatures on this petition. Even as the article concedes, we are well on our way to winning this thing!

foothillsguy January 13, 2018 at 5:51 PM

can you provide a link to the gas tax repeal initiative ?

elviss January 14, 2018 at 3:06 PM

The original California gas tax initiative’s ballot description was legally challenged when written by Attorney General Xavier Becerra because it was considered biased and, while that ballot measure failed, another rival repeal initiative backed by several members of Congress, including Assemblyman Travis Allen, appears promising for passage.

http://fox40.com/2018/01/12/california-gas-tax-initiative-fails-but-another-gains-steam/amp/

The rival repeal initiative as backed by Assemblyman Travis Allen can be found here:

https://nocagastax.com

Marmalade January 13, 2018 at 4:20 PM

Politics…don’t even care about that crap.

We are doing just fine with our existence. We actually could care less what group is running the country, taxes, unemployment etc.. It don’t matter what any President does, any Governor, and Congress person etc..
We are set even if we live to 100 and have in place our kids futures as well.
Life is good…the whole world can go take a flying leap for all we care. Politics plays no role in changing our lives.

Ricardoh January 13, 2018 at 4:50 PM

You may be right however things are changing. I wouldn’t be that positive for your children or grandchildren. My wife and I have no worries my children are in good shape but I worry about my grandchildren’s future. There is a socialist bent that keeps creeping up. Some European small countries will be OK for awhile with their socialism but it will not work here. We don’t have the same population as Europe. To give you an idea it cost eleven dollars to eat a hamburger and fries in Norway today. Check this out. Coming to the US
https://www.sovereignman.com/lifestyle-design/why-norway-is-a-bs-argument-for-higher-taxes-8235/

Randy January 13, 2018 at 7:06 PM

Until someone thinks you have too much and decides to take it away.

Aspirin January 13, 2018 at 7:21 PM

Our boom and bust economic cycles are proof that our economic system is deeply flawed.

Our healthcare system is a mess.

Our political system is one scandal after another.

A decent hamburger and fries in a fast food restaurant costs close to $10.00.

Who are we to tell Norway what is best?

Venice January 14, 2018 at 9:42 AM

Trump is a master at spinning-up the left wing lunatics and you nice folks are among the easiest and stupidest of targets.
Thanks for making it fun to read.

Original G January 14, 2018 at 12:06 PM

Create a welfare NANNY state and they will come in droves.
Is in the interest of CA Democrat politicians to foster a population demographic which will repeatedly vote for them.

“To keep growing its budget, and hence its power, a welfare bureaucracy has an incentive to expand its “customer” base. With 883,000 full-time-equivalent state and local employees in 2014, California has an enormous bureaucracy. Many work in social services, and many would lose their jobs if the typical welfare client were to move off the welfare rolls.”

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-jackson-california-poverty-20180114-story.html

Venice January 14, 2018 at 12:28 PM

Let’s be clear here people, you leftists certainly object to the substance of Trump’s comments, that we shouldn’t continually absorb poor, unskilled, often functionally illiterate and un-assimilate-able people from Third World nations who would vote democrat. But you also object to his alleged style, labeling as obscene the use of s-hole (toilet) to describe such places.
So now to show us how bad such language is, you and the Crude News Network (CNN), for example, used it at least 36 times on Thursday. It’s sort of like ragging against animal abuse and then bludgeoning dozens of dogs to death on air to prove your point.
You’re a strange lot, you leftists.

Venice January 14, 2018 at 12:44 PM

As for Trump, his alleged potty-mouth moment was reported by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), a scoundrel with a history of lying about White House meetings, according to Daily Wire. But whatever the president said, he said in PRIVATE, far different from that smarmy Durbin, who introduced the story. It’s far different from ex-California Democratic Party chairman John the dirtbag Burton, who led a “F*** Donald Trump!” chant at California’s Democratic Party convention in Sacramento early last year. And it’s far different from CNN and the rest of the effluent-stream media, which, like an exhibitionist, just revel in the chance to flaunt publicly what excites them and you liberals privately.
They are despicable. May they be the first to drown in the wave of tyranny they invite.

Randy January 14, 2018 at 1:16 PM

I guess he better watch his potty mouth when not among friends. Not very bright.

elviss January 14, 2018 at 2:27 PM

Funny how the holier-than-thou major media outlets “made exceptions” to their hard and fast rules against publishing profanity,or suggestions of profanity, to relate Trump’s alleged s**thole comment. Just couldn’t resist the opportunity to trash the President whether it was true or not.

Original G January 14, 2018 at 1:03 PM

Evidently politicians in Switzerland actually care about their country.

‘Switzerland bans citizenship to anyone who has lived on welfare in the country in the previous three years unless they pay back the money they received’
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5254835/Switzerland-clampdown-citizenship-applications.html

TIFOKCIS January 14, 2018 at 2:02 PM

About time people are getting wise.

Original G January 14, 2018 at 10:06 PM

Vacationing in Norway, can imagine Democrat politicians doing that but doubt they’d pick Uganda as a vacation destination.

Silva January 15, 2018 at 9:22 AM

I’m not a registered Dem, and I don’t vote by political party. Sadly, usually my vote is cast AGAINST the worst person for the job, rather than FOR anybody great. I’ve always dreamed of touring in Africa. It’s on my list of many places I would love to know, but it’s unlikely I will. I guess I always worked the wrong end of the travel industry. I do know Dems who have, and one who is even there right now. Not a politician, per se, and probably not Uganda, still not on the beaten path. Adventurous people tend to go to Africa.

Original G January 15, 2018 at 10:35 AM

Might want to skip Madagascar and Uganda,
“Fears are growing of a major health crisis in East Africa as a girl died of a suspected fever which could be more deadly than the Black Death.

A nine-year-old girl died in central Uganda with the symptoms of an eye-bleeding disease which it is thought could kill up to 40 per cent of those infected by it.

The feared outbreak comes only months after hundreds of people were killed by the plague in Madagascar in what was described as the worst bout for 50 years.

The symptoms of the new disease include headaches, bleeding, vomiting, diarrhoea and muscle pains, according to the Daily Star Sunday.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5267793/Black-Death-virus-causes-panic-Uganda-girl-dies.html

Mark January 15, 2018 at 12:08 PM

Democrats do not care how much damage they do to this country, increasing their diminishing voting base is what matters most to them.

Aspirin January 16, 2018 at 6:01 PM

Sorry to inform you but since Trump has occupied the White House the Democrats have won seats in Congress and Republicans are fleeing.

The Trump circus is the best thing for the Democrats.

mtzman January 16, 2018 at 9:05 PM

Not to mention the fact that HRC received 3,000,000 more votes than DJT and that Democrats gained seats in both the House and Senate in 2016. Those that ignore these truths do so at their peril.

Original G January 16, 2018 at 11:13 PM

So thankful for the wisdom which created The Electoral College.

Imagine how many seats Democrats will lose if they are foolish enough to force a government shutdown.

mtzman January 17, 2018 at 7:51 AM

Democrats can’t force a government shutdown. Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House, remember?

Mark January 15, 2018 at 12:22 PM

$7.8 Trillion added to the Stock Market since President Trump got elected.

Unemployment at a 17 year low.

1.1 million people dropped off the Welfare rolls.

Black Unemployment lowest in 17 years.

ISIS lost 98% of territory in Iraq and Syria, and millions have been freed from the terrorist group’s stronghold.

Borders crossing arrest’s are down to lowest point since 1971.

President Donald Trump is doing a great job, all of you clowns do is cry about how mean he is.

elviss January 15, 2018 at 7:02 PM

A stellar record, so far, I’d say! #MAGA

Aspirin January 16, 2018 at 8:34 AM

The are way richer.

No promised healthcare reform.

No promised infrastructure spending.

A more racially and politically divided country.

Loss of America’s prestige and respect worldwide.

A stellar record of serial lying to us and to the world.

Aspirin January 16, 2018 at 8:42 AM

Correction: I meant, the rich are way richer.

Silva January 15, 2018 at 1:58 PM

Owens Lake.

Aspirin January 16, 2018 at 8:30 AM

A surefire bet: Whatever Trump promises, believe the opposite.

Dr. Jellyfinger January 16, 2018 at 10:33 PM

“Whatever Trump promises believe the opposite”

Hmm…. let’s see…..
Trump promised:
To pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement
To fill Supreme Court vacancy with a conservative justice
To impose five-year ban on White House and Congressional officials on lobbying the government after they leave
To “Bomb the sh*t out of ISIS”
To Remove Illegal aliens, starting with criminals
To require for every new regulation, two must be removed
And there’s more…. but that’s pretty good so far….
So why should I believe the opposite?

Randy January 16, 2018 at 12:08 PM

If they would build a 10 foot wall along the border trump would be satisfied. He could then say HE built a wall on the border. He doesn’t care if it’s effective.

elviss January 17, 2018 at 7:48 AM

That is patently false. Prototypes have been built and are being reviewed. It will be done. However, with ICE concentration on “sanctary cities,” it just might become unnecessary. “Head ’em up, move ’em out.”

Original G January 16, 2018 at 3:41 PM

In case it hasn’t been mentioned yet, Hawaii is Democrat controlled.

A photo taken at Hawaii Emergency Management Agency…..

“Wait, what’s on that sticky? Why, it’s the password to the system! Published for the observant in the Boston Herald! If the North Koreans read the Boston Herald, well, they knew how to access everything.”

http://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2018/01/what-do-you-suppose-chances-are-that.html

Original G January 16, 2018 at 4:04 PM

Can hardly wait for the Perp Walks, Trials and Federal Prison sentences.

“The country’s top immigration enforcement officer says he is looking into charging sanctuary city leaders with violating federal anti-smuggling laws because he is fed up with local officials putting their communities and his officers at risk by releasing illegal immigrants from jail.”
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/26/thomas-homan-ice-chief-says-immigrant-sanctuaries-/

“Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.

“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee.”
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/16/dhs-asks-prosecutors-charge-sanctuary-city-leaders/

Aspirin January 16, 2018 at 5:57 PM

Criminal charges against a city ?

Trump is desperate.

Original G January 16, 2018 at 11:34 PM

Interesting reading.

“U.S. Code › Title 8 › Chapter 12 › Subchapter II › Part VIII › § 1324
… Bringing in and harboring certain aliens”
https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1324

mtzman January 17, 2018 at 12:28 AM

Actually it’s not all that interesting. The Supreme Court has held that states and localities cannot be forced to undertake the duties of the federal government. At best, the feds could withhold some funding for certain programs but even that is pretty strictly limited.

Aspirin January 16, 2018 at 5:52 PM

The Stormy-Daniels affair with Trump was withheld by Fox News before the election as reported by sources on CNN.

This should not surprise anyone familiar with Fox, which the GOP propaganda tool.

Silva January 16, 2018 at 9:29 PM

That’s not 239 pounds. #girthermovement just went viral.

Silva January 17, 2018 at 3:34 PM

Then there’s THIS: http://bit.ly/2rkfztk

WC resident January 17, 2018 at 10:46 PM

Muscle weighs more than fat.

However, I think they meant to say that Trump has gained 239 pounds since taking office. He’s noticeably rounder, particularly in the face.

Aspirin January 16, 2018 at 10:08 PM

“Democrat Patty Schachtner won a special election for a state Senate seat in Wisconsin on Tuesday, scoring a huge upset victory for Democrats in a district that President Donald Trump captured just a year ago.

It was the latest in a string of election victories for Democrats since Trump took office, and a sign of hope for the party that the energy from the base and frustration with the president will lead to more wins in November.”

Chicken Little January 17, 2018 at 8:36 AM

And then Democrats will screw everything up and Republicans will take control again. And the cycle will repeat, ad infinitum. Big whoop.

Randy January 16, 2018 at 10:33 PM

Trump didn’t say it, but then he said he did, then he said I used strong language. His flunkies don’t recall

Let’s be transparent and release the transcripts.

Dr. Jellyfinger January 16, 2018 at 11:07 PM
elviss January 17, 2018 at 7:37 AM

In a move far more enlightened with regard to older works of art than anything we have seen in the US recently, France may soon agree to loan Britain the Bayesux Tapestry.

The 230-foot long tapestry created in the 11 century, depicts the Norman conquest of England in 1066 by William the Conquerer.. The beautifully stitched depictions of scenes from the battles are very fragile and will require work before the tapestry can be moved, but it is an remarkable goodwill gesture on the part of the French.

Meanwhile here at home, the “dumbing” of the US continues as liberals remove artwork depicting moments of the Civil War that offends their delicate sensibilities because they wrongly believe they are the only people in history to have ever been enslaved.

France To Announce On Thursday The Loan Of Bayeux Tapestry

https://apnews.com/0475498e55564525b950b0659953679c

Photos of the tapestry can be found at the links below, or by Googling “Bayeux tapestry” and selecting the “Images” tab.

https://www.wga.hu/art/zzdeco/2tapestr/2bayeux/05bayeux.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Bayeux_Tapestry_scene55_William_Hastings_battlefield.jpg

https://lapoussine35.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/cards-133.jpg

Fred P. January 17, 2018 at 8:34 AM

Exactly – and with the removal of Civil War monuments, etc… , the liberals can pretend it never existed.

And the liberals claim they’re “enlightened.”

Ha! They can’t handle facts!

Original G January 17, 2018 at 4:14 PM

Sanctuary State

2014 “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte, who also goes by Marcelo Marquez, was sent back to Mexico in 1997, and again in 2001.”
http://www.kcra.com/article/officials-suspect-in-shootings-of-norcal-deputies-deported-twice-1/6417670

2018 “This is what the sanctuary-loving left wants to shelter from the deportation storm?

Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes, 37, is a Mexican citizen who stands accused of killing two officers, Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Davis Jr., in 2014 — at a time when he was in America illegally.

His past court appearances have been marked by strange outbursts where he blurted even stranger statements and mocked everyone from witnesses to members of the media.

But this latest outburst is horrific.

“I wish I had killed more of the mother—s,” Bracamontessaid to the court…”
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/17/illegal-charged-cop-killing-wish-i-had-killed-more/

Randy January 17, 2018 at 8:08 PM

2001 the GW Bush years.

Aspirin January 17, 2018 at 5:36 PM

Fake News Awards ?

How about a Fake President Award.

Original G January 17, 2018 at 7:55 PM

Sorry, Obama is no longer President.

Fred P. January 18, 2018 at 10:10 AM

Interesting that Trump was elected in accordance with the law (whether you like it or not) and claim him to be “fake…”

Yet you have no issue with left leaning media organizations with their liberal spin being taken as fact.

Aspirin – you have absolutely no concept of reality. Again – since you’re so unhappy with the state of the country and the president, I invite you to leave for some third world country where you’ll be happy.

elviss January 18, 2018 at 3:27 PM

I wouldn’t call this a “Fake President,” Aspirin. He seems to be getting things done!

“While the media spent 90% of the time focused on negative coverage or fake news, the President has been getting results:

1. The economy has created nearly 2 million jobs and gained over $8 trillion in wealth since the President’s inauguration.

2. African Americans and Hispanics are enjoying the lowest unemployment rate in recorded history.

3. The President signed historic tax cuts and relief for hardworking Americans not seen since President Reagan.

4. President Trump’s plan to cut regulations has exceeded “2 out for every 1 in” mandate, issuing 22 deregulatory actions for every one new regulatory action.

5. The President has unleashed an American energy boom by ending Obama-era regulations, approving the Keystone pipeline, auctioning off millions of new acres for energy exploration, and opening up ANWR.

6. ISIS is in retreat, having been crushed in Iraq and Syria.

7. President Trump followed through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and instructed the State Department to begin to relocate the Embassy.

8. With President Trump’s encouragement, more member nations are paying their fair share for the common defense in the NATO alliance.

9. Signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the VA to fire failing employees and establishes safeguards to protect whistleblowers.

10. President Trump kept his promise and appointed Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

https://gop.com/the-highly-anticipated-2017-fake-news-awards/

Aspirin January 19, 2018 at 5:14 PM

Trump’s blatant lies, marital infidelity and the pandering to the evangelicals and his ignorance of science and his horrible selection of key advisors and his belief that Obama is not an American and his accusation that Mexicans are criminals and his refusal to accept the fact that Hillary got more votes than he did and his s***hole comment and his constant changes of mind and confusing contradictions should tell us that he is truly unqualified for the job.

Original G January 17, 2018 at 7:54 PM

“Trump broke the internet…”

President Trump announced his first Fake News Awards on Wednesday night.

The President posted a tweet on the award winners on Twitter.

And the FAKE NEWS winners are…https://t.co/59G6x2f7fD

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2018″

http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/congratulations-ny-times-hack-paul-krugman-winner-2017-fakenewsawards-finally-won-award-deserve/

Aspirin January 19, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Trump’s many lies of record make “fake news” look pretty good.

He is the total hypocrite.

Forsythe January 18, 2018 at 8:32 AM

A veteran who requested Maxine Water’s seat at the SOTU will attend with Congressman Sean Duffy

California Congresswoman, Maxine Waters, one of several Democrats who will skip President Trump’s first State of the Union (SOTU), told MSNBC last week that Trump is “the most despicable human being that could possibly ever walk the earth.”

Ricky Taylor, a veteran who made headlines by offering to take Rep. Maxine Waters’ seat at the SOTU, has been invited by Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Wis.).

Taylor HAD contacted Maxine Water’s office, but he never heard back.

“I don’t think I fit Maxine’s narrative. I’m a black, Latino veteran.”

“Maxine Waters portrays Donald Trump’s supporters as middle-aged white men that live in trailers and have Confederate flags sticking out.”

NunYa January 18, 2018 at 4:37 PM

Arrest the CA AG now!

elviss January 18, 2018 at 10:30 PM

As if California wasn’t unfriendly enough to business, California Attorney General Becerra threatens to put employers between a rock and a hard place.

California threatens to prosecute businesses that cooperate with ice

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/18/california-threatens-to-prosecute-businesses-that-cooperate-with-ice-video/

Original G January 18, 2018 at 7:03 PM

Could it be those rogue IRS employees the Obama administration threw under the bus when targeting of conservative groups was revealed were just the tip of a huge iceberg of an unprecedented level of corruption by an administration never before seen in this country. Time will tell.

elviss January 18, 2018 at 10:13 PM

Tip of the iceberg is right. I think several federal agencies targeted Republicans under the Obama administration … the Social Security Administration, for example.

PandoraHD January 18, 2018 at 10:04 PM

You know the Right man is in the White house when Apple announces a $350 Billion commment to the US acconomy with 20k new jobs, North and South Korea are talking, the Dow sets ANOTHER record closing above 26,000 and all the media can muster is rhetoric of President Trump’s mental capacity.

Elwood January 19, 2018 at 1:50 PM

I don’t consider Trump’s comments racist.

Everyone knows that Haiti, El Salvador and all of Africa are s***holes.

Aspirin January 19, 2018 at 4:55 PM

President Donald Trump has called off a trip to his Florida golf club this weekend until a deal can be struck for a new budget.

Uh-oh, no golf means work.

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