Claycord – Talk About Politics

March 9, 2018 19:14 pm · 168 comments

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This post is “Talk About Politics”.

Please use this post to talk about politics, and keep politics out of the “whatever” thread.

Thank you, and be kind to each other.

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LocaI March 9, 2018 at 7:14 PM

Former Trump adviser Sam Nunberg testifies before Mueller grand jury

Sam Nunberg, the conservative activist and former political adviser to Donald Trump, spent more than six hours on Friday answering questions before a grand jury investigating allegations of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

Nunberg, who threatened earlier this week to defy a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller, ignored a throng of reporters and did not comment as he left the federal courthouse building in Washington.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/09/sam-nunberg-russia-probe-grand-jury-452012

LocaI March 9, 2018 at 7:15 PM

‘Morning Joe’ hosts on Trump-North Korea meeting: ‘He can’t even make a deal with a porn star’
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/377571-morning-joe-host-on-trump-north-korea-meeting-he-cant-even-make-a-deal-with-a

Stormy Daniels sues Trump, says ‘hush agreement’ invalid because he never signed
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/stormy-daniels-sues-trump-says-hush-agreement-invalid-because-he-n854246?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

Gary Cohn Says He Will Resign as Trump’s Top Economic Adviser
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/03/06/us/politics/gary-cohn-resigns.html?referer=

paranoid pablito March 9, 2018 at 7:50 PM

Citing Morning Joe?? Low! He’s positively idiotic

LocaI March 9, 2018 at 8:04 PM

That doesn’t make him wrong about trump and North Korea:

‘He can’t even make a deal with a porn star’

C’mon. That’s funny.

Cautiously Informed March 9, 2018 at 9:10 PM

Morning Joe? What your next major news source, the National Enquirer? Hilarious!!!

BOOYAH!!! March 9, 2018 at 7:23 PM

Local – I’ve had enough of your drivel …

LocaI March 9, 2018 at 7:55 PM
Cy Nical March 9, 2018 at 9:02 PM

It’s sad really
Local must spend his entire week digging up every conspiracy theory and getting them ready to post on Claycord the minute the “Talk About Politics” topic is posted.. If posting drivel on Claycord is the highlight of your week you need some help. Not to mention no one takes you or your unfound allegations seriously. And quoting Morning Joe, really? Trump is the President, get over it!
As I said…sad

LocaI March 9, 2018 at 9:09 PM

Ci Nical, don’t be so sad with emotion. It’s just news, like this:

Tennessee GOP kill bill to ban child marriage
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/377367-tennessee-gop-kill-ban-on-child-marriage

Phone call Trump said he had with North Korean regime was actually with South Korea’s president
http://theweek.com/speedreads/759197/phone-call-trump-said-north-korean-regime-actually-south-koreas-president

State Dept. Was Granted $120 Million to Fight Russian Meddling. It Has Spent $0.
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/03/04/world/europe/state-department-russia-global-engagement-center.html

NunYa March 10, 2018 at 4:12 AM

His alter ego Aspirin spends time doing the same.

Fred P. March 10, 2018 at 3:42 PM

Apparently local, aka aspirin, doesn’t have much of a life.

Original G March 9, 2018 at 9:59 PM

Non farm payrolls in February increased by 113,000 jobs over the original estimate of 200,000 for a total of 313,000 jobs.

missy March 10, 2018 at 9:27 AM

If I remember rightly, according to Trump, those numbers are fake news.

Original G March 9, 2018 at 10:20 PM

Your reward for allowing Democrats to run this state without adult supervision.

“The price of the California bullet train project jumped sharply Friday when the state rail authority announced that the cost of connecting Los Angeles to San Francisco would be $77.3 billion and could rise as high as $98.1 billion — an uptick of at least $13 billion from estimates two years ago.

The rail authority also said the earliest trains could operate on a partial system between San Francisco and Bakersfield would be 2029 — four years later than the previous projection. The full system would not begin operating until 2033.”

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-bullet-train-cost-increase-20180309-story.html

Meanwhile in the private sector,
“What riding the Hyperloop will really be like: Virgin unveils its pod prototype that will carry passengers at speeds of up to 760mph between Abu Dhabi and Dubai in just 12 minutes”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5426611/Virgin-unveils-stunning-pod-prototype-Dubai-Hyperloop.html

“High-speed Chicago to Cleveland Hyperloop project takes first baby steps”
https://chicago.curbed.com/2018/2/20/17031866/chicago-cleveland-hyperloop-elon-musk

Perhaps you should have begun worrying when just HALF a bridge across the Bay was Ten Years Late and 5 Billion dollars over budget.
But why should they worry, it’s not like they were spending Their Money.

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

LocaI March 9, 2018 at 11:08 PM

California $6b surplus.

Kansas $500m shortfall.

USA $1.5t deficit increase.

NunYa March 10, 2018 at 4:13 AM

Thanks to increases in taxes!

#RollBackGasTaxHike

Dr Jellyfinger March 10, 2018 at 9:18 AM

Figured it out when the project first started that projected cost was enough to buy 20 round trip airfares from Oakland to LA for every man, woman and child in the state of California… but that was a few years and billions of dollars ago…. it’s much more ridiculous now.

Aspirin March 10, 2018 at 9:36 AM

Sooner or later we’ll realize that our roads and bridges and airports will be overused and inefficient. People will not want to spend time and money on an outdated transportation system that cannot keep up with population expansion.

This is where we can learn from the rest of the world who effectively use rail passenger transportation.

It will not be cheap. Nothing that huge can possibly be cheap.

But in the long run it is our only choice.

Figure it out.

Elwood March 10, 2018 at 11:58 AM

always good to hear from aspirin the world’s foremost authority

Fred P. March 10, 2018 at 3:52 PM

Aspirin aka local,

You know zero about transportation, taxes, budgets and government accountability.

And your comment? Raise taxes… again.

And you conveniently forget that the gas taxes and registration fees were raised AGAIN to address infrastructure.

Don’t bother telling others to “figure it out” when you don’t know what the he11 you’re talking about and have no desire to hold government accountable for their actions.

I’m surprised you even remember how to take a breath without an instruction book….assuming you can read.

Wow.

Aspirin March 10, 2018 at 4:04 PM

Elwood and Fred usual useless comments contributing nothing to the discussion.

Fred P. March 10, 2018 at 9:28 PM

Aspirin, that is HILARIOUS!!!!!

You, of all people, claiming I provide “useless comments contributing nothing to the discussion.”

Have you looked at the drivel and lies that YOU’VE posted since day 1?

You’ve demonstrated conclusively that there are multiple subjects, about which you know NOTHING. Your comments are straight out of the DNC playbook. And you’ve admitted that damn near everything you post is intended to “stir things up” …..because you enjoy it.

Don’t bother lecturing anyone on this blog. You’re way out of your league.

Now go back to playing in the kitty litter box….. or chewing on lead paint flakes. Either of those are bound to help you.

NunYa March 10, 2018 at 4:14 AM

Hillary for Prison 2018

#AllClintonsInJail

Aspirin March 10, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Yet another Trump promise unfulfilled.

He really snookered you !

Aspirin March 10, 2018 at 9:30 AM

I’m pretty sure that the “deal” with N. Korea will fail, along with many of Trump’s promises.

If you believe Trump I have a very nice bridge for sale.

Elwood March 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM

See above

SF oh March 10, 2018 at 1:38 PM

Why do you want the meetings with N. Korea to fail? Did you also want Obama’s visit to Cuba to fail?

Dr Jellyfinger March 10, 2018 at 2:06 PM

“If you believe Trump”
LOL! This is coming from a guy that believes Hillary!

Aspirin March 10, 2018 at 3:58 PM

SF oh, Gee whiz, did I say that “I want the meetings to fail”? I checked and double-checked and I cannot find anything like that.

Try English 1A. It will help.

Aspirin March 10, 2018 at 4:02 PM

Dr. Jelly, add up the Trump lies and then add up the Hillary lies and add up the lies told in our Congress and you will find Trump lies trumping everyone by a factor of 10.

SF oh March 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM

@Aspirin – ok, so what if the meeting with N. Korea is successful? What if an agreement can be made that would allow the South Korean people to live without fear of attack from the North and the North Korean people could live in freedom. What would your reaction be? Congratulatory? Happy? Or angry and vindictive because it doesn’t fit your narrative. Maybe Psych 1A would help.

Aspirin March 11, 2018 at 3:02 PM

SF oh, if the Korea talks are successful I will gladly give credit where it is due.

Anonymous March 10, 2018 at 10:05 AM

@booyah

This is prescribed therapy for him. Just do what everyone else does, scroll by his predictable drivel. He’s just a tool of the left and has never had an original thought in his life.

Nature Lover March 10, 2018 at 11:22 AM

Said the kettle to the pot.

Dorothy March 10, 2018 at 11:38 AM

Remember what it says at the top before the comments section? “Thank you, and be kind to each other.”

Aspirin March 11, 2018 at 10:58 AM

I try (usually).

Great Gonzo March 10, 2018 at 12:02 PM

Reading the post of all these lefty kool aid drinkers I can only say AGAIN, I am so GLAD to be leaving this disaster of a state!

You dnc, thought free tax slaves are welcome to this mess you made, I am GONE!

Notice I did NOT mention any president past or present, in fact I did not name anyone but the all around general left is at fault for the deliberate destruction of a once beautiful paradise of a state. Go on lefty’s all you have is vile language, name calling and not one iota or a real argument or justification for your acts.

Aspirin March 10, 2018 at 3:54 PM

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Jake March 10, 2018 at 8:43 PM

Good riddance.

Original G March 10, 2018 at 9:24 PM

As upper income households leave CA who do you think Democrats will come after to keep their bloated WELFARE NANNY state functioning ?

An that so called state financial surplus sinks into a giant hole filled with red ink when state’s long term pension liability owed to state workers is subtracted.

Fred P. March 11, 2018 at 8:29 AM

But aspirin claims that “everyone wants to move to California.”

Everyone.

@greatgonzo…you just proved aspirin wrong.

Still waiting for the pill to retract that claim…

Still waiting….

Justifiable anger March 11, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Yes, Original G, one must ask where the money will come from if the major tax payers flee.

Aspirin March 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM

Fred, try reading the California economy report in this Claycord.

Things are really, really happening in our progressive, golden, and just all-around-wonderful state.

Get on board !

Fred P. March 11, 2018 at 5:02 PM

Aspirin’s been smoking that green stuff again.

“Read the report” she says….

Yet she obviously hasn’t read it, nor does she look at multiple sources. If it’s not from the DNC, it’s all lies.

Get on board get your two brain cells talking to each other.

Who needs facts, I’ve got the DNC telling me what to believe.

Clayton Black Glove March 10, 2018 at 1:27 PM

I refuse to be a sheep leaded by the media. What’s going on is just getting worse by the day. Conclusions about these horridous activities are to brainwash the public to believe EVERYTHING IS FINE AND DANDY

Kirkwood March 10, 2018 at 2:29 PM

Leaded?

nytemuvr March 10, 2018 at 4:10 PM

@Kirkwood
Leaded sheep=Hi-Octane sheep known as “Ethyls”.

Dr Jellyfinger March 10, 2018 at 9:16 PM

OK…. if ewe say so.

Kirkwood March 11, 2018 at 3:13 PM

I worked on a sheep ranch once. Got fired for doing an illegal ewe turn.

Dr Jellyfinger March 11, 2018 at 4:38 PM

If loving ewe is wrong… I don’t want to be right ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

Aspirin March 10, 2018 at 3:53 PM

Trump, with multiple deferments from military duty, wants a military parade.

Oh well. it fits.

Dr Jellyfinger March 10, 2018 at 9:26 PM

Aspirin…. I thought you Socialists liked military parades…. no?

Original G March 10, 2018 at 9:07 PM

For those wishing President Trump fails with North Korea, you might want to keep in mind winds on the earth’s surface flow East to West.

Hint, North Korea is East of CA.

Original G March 10, 2018 at 9:54 PM

North Korea is West of CA.

Dr Jellyfinger March 11, 2018 at 10:51 AM

And which way does the wind blow again?
Just checking……

Original G March 11, 2018 at 12:43 PM

Oh my gosh Dr Jellyfinger, I really goofed that up.

Dr Jellyfinger March 11, 2018 at 2:05 PM

It’s no biggie…. I was just a bit confused….
You aren’t an airline pilot are you?

Original G March 11, 2018 at 2:44 PM

Last time on an airplane was over a decade before TSA existed.
Had spent 15 hours electrical troubleshooting a 30 year old 60″ roll grinder. Used to be could work 50+ hours a week, guess years are catching up, wouldn’t want to even try that these days.

Fred P. March 10, 2018 at 9:44 PM

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-bullet-train-cost-increase-20180309-story.html

The high speed rail boondoggle is another epic failure of the democrats.

Aspirin March 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM

See you in traffic.

Fred P. March 11, 2018 at 9:59 PM

Aspirin – not likely…..

I took my money and bailed out of California. Now I’m living better and cheaper in a less populous state, with less crime, less stress, and fewer a$$hole liberals….and it’s just as beautiful… with a less intrusive government….

Do you also know that it’s possible to have open discussions with the liberals around here without dealing with the likes of you…you know, those with whom you can actually have a productive and open discussion.

And you can keep bragging about your “6th largest economy” as you proudly hand over money to other states. Hey, we’ll keep taking it as long as you keep electing idiot politicians that’ll hand it out.

Keep wallowing in your own righteousness. Go ahead and keep making your holier than thou comments. We’ll watch as California goes bankrupt. Remember, you saw it here first.

Sucka!

mtzman March 12, 2018 at 5:41 PM

So, Fred, pretty sure I know the answer, but what state would that be?

mtzman March 14, 2018 at 8:13 AM

Yep, exactly the answer I was expecting …

Captain Bebops March 11, 2018 at 1:57 PM

Enough of the billionaire worship. These people aren’t going to do anything for you. Instead we should limit how much of estate people can have and discourage greed by using progressive taxes. These people are nothing but money junkies.

Aspirin March 11, 2018 at 3:13 PM

When the flat earthers refused to believe that the earth is round who would guess that the same sort of “flat earth” thinking would still be infecting us today.

But it does, and you can read it here in the posts by people who think that we can populate the country with more cars and trucks ad infinitem with no consequences.

We can see examples of this in Europe and we can see how they are mitigating the problem with effective mass transit.

Our rail system infrastructure is a joke and our passenger rail and subway service in the western US is sad.

Original G March 11, 2018 at 4:34 PM

Europe has more people on less land, price of fuel is high.
Here corrupt politicians bought off by those wanting to kill off a robust mass transit system to make a profit.

Corrupt career politicians are not a new thing.
‘General Motors streetcar conspiracy’
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_streetcar_conspiracy

In Japan,
‘Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early’
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42009839

‘Japanese transit and what it can teach us’
http://marketurbanism.com/2010/12/22/japanese-transit-and-what-it-can-teach-us/

‘Why Tokyo’s Privately Owned Rail Systems Work So Well’
https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2011/10/why-tokyos-privately-owned-rail-systems-work-so-well/389/

Compare moonbeam’s toy train that no one else wants to Hyperloop.

‘Elon Musk’s hyperloop dream may come true — and soon’
‘It’s happening far faster than I would have ever expected, and it’s happening all over the world.’
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/elon-musk-s-hyperloop-dream-may-come-true-soon-ncna855041

When will taxpayers of CA demand moonbeam’s embarrassing fantasy be shut down?

Fred P. March 11, 2018 at 4:55 PM

Then move to Europe . Obviously you’re not happy here in the US.

But then again, you have no problem with the lack of fiscal responsibility and accountability being displayed by the democrat politicians in California.

Just more tax and freewheeling spending.

Build the HSR AND increase taxes and VLFs for road repairs…. just like the politicians, you can’t make up your mind.

AlwaysBePositive March 12, 2018 at 12:38 PM

og…one thing wrong with your statement. The price of gas in Europe isn’t high, it is more reflective of the actual cost of gas. The US subsidizes our energy, we should be paying substantially more for gas.

It March 12, 2018 at 3:57 PM

It is way past time for a taxpayer revolt.

Fred P. March 12, 2018 at 8:11 PM

@abp… then pay more for it. Next time you go into a gas station, give them an extra $20-$30 or more and tell them to send it to Shell or whoever.

You’re not gonna do it? Then stop flapping your gums.

AlwaysBePositive March 13, 2018 at 9:46 AM

fp…there appears to be a disconnect between your understanding and typing. The extra cost does not go to the company as profit. Costs are higher in Europe partially because they don’t fund security for oil companies by spending billions on military in areas we wouldn’t be in if it weren’t for oil companies. These governments do a better job at providing health care for those impacted by the residue of carbon-based energy. They also require oil companies to be more responsible for the costs of extraction (and cleanup).

You just go ahead and be happy paying higher taxes so our government can subsidize a mature (and close to being a declining) sector of our economy. I’ll keep flapping my gums, you start trying to become aware of how limited your knowledge is…

Fred P. March 14, 2018 at 7:06 AM

@abp – since you’re not happy in CA , then you should consider moving.

Need some help packing?

Elwood March 11, 2018 at 4:22 PM

“populate the country with more cars and trucks”

And some people believer we should populate the country with every brown person from below the border and half the population of the Middle East.

Aspirin March 12, 2018 at 4:48 PM

Amazing how easily you miss the point.

Elwood March 12, 2018 at 7:45 PM

There was a point?

Like so many of your posts, there didn’t seem to be any.

I can only assume that posting nonsense on here releases endorphins for you.

Original G March 12, 2018 at 12:06 AM

“There are many school students who have walkouts planned for the National Student Walkout on March 14th, 2018. This is a great letter that is simple and addresses a powerful truth.

Pass it on!

Dear Students,

I know you. I am a retired teacher of 24 years. I have taught you as 7th graders all the way through 12th grade. This is not a tweet or a text. It’s called a letter; lengthy and substantial. Do you really want to make a difference? Are you sincere about making your schools safe? Don’t walk out, read this instead. Walking out of school is easy compared to what this letter will challenge you to do.

First of all, put down your stupid phone. Look around you at your classmates. Do you see the kid over in the corner, alone? He could likely be our next shooter. He needs a friend. He needs you. Go and talk to him, befriend him. Chances are, he won’t be easy to like, but it’s mainly because no one has tried to like him. Ask him about him. Get to know him. He’s just like you in that respect; he wants someone to recognize him as a fellow human being but few people have ever given him the chance. You can.

Next, see that kid eating lunch all alone? He could likely be our next shooter. Invite him to eat lunch with you. Introduce him into your fold of friends. You’ll most likely catch a lot of flack from the friends you eat with because they don’t want him upsetting the balance of their social order. After all, who you hang out with is critical to your status, is it not? If status is important to you, don’t you think it’s important to him also? The only difference being that he has no status because generally, shooters have no friends. Are you serious about wanting to make your school safe? Invite him to your lunch table and challenge your friends to do something meaningful with thirty minutes of their lives each day.”

for the rest of the letter
http://www.commonsenseevaluation.com/2018/03/11/letter-teacher-national-student-walkout/

AlwaysBePositive March 12, 2018 at 12:40 PM

Another example of oldies telling youngies what they are supposed to do. If the authors generation had done this, we wouldn’t need to be telling the next generation to do it.

Aspirin March 12, 2018 at 4:44 PM

Excellent post !

Silva March 12, 2018 at 5:54 PM

That’s beautiful.

Dr Jellyfinger March 12, 2018 at 11:17 PM

I get it..
Kinda like being Dennis Guilder (Arnie Cunningham’s friend in the movie “Christine”).

Original G March 12, 2018 at 12:34 AM

Welcome to California
… “Today, California has become an economic and cultural disaster.
The state is home to over 114,000 homeless people, one quarter of the total in the nation. In San Francisco, a health crisis has developed as the homeless have created a mess in the downtown area, littering it with fecal matter, spent needles and piles of trash.

The droughts have led to misguided water regulations imposed by environmentalists and liberal government bureaucrats. These officials also love to burden state residents and corporations with higher taxes. As a result, people and businesses are fleeing a state beset with too many regulations, tax rates that are not competitive with neighboring states and an array of other insufferable liberal policies. Even a sizable portion of the film industry has moved from Hollywood to other states offering tax incentives and a better business climate.

California officials have implemented high tax rates to fund an array of expensive services for an ever-growing population of illegal aliens. Their statewide elected politicians, such as Governor Jerry Brown, support open borders and sanctuary status for illegal aliens. In fact, the entire state has become a sanctuary for those who break our immigration laws.”

Cartoon says it all.
http://www.michaelpramirez.com/welcome-to-california.html

Randy March 12, 2018 at 9:59 AM

It’s the weather. And Ca has the largest population so let’s look at that as a pecent of total state population. Waiting.

AlwaysBePositive March 12, 2018 at 12:45 PM

A radio talk show host from New Orleans? A column from townhall.com (sister to redstate.com)? Try showing it to other states citizens, because it barely qualifies as a slanted version of the truth.

Original G March 12, 2018 at 12:49 PM

Well at least you made it part way into the first paragraph before fixating on number of homeless. That is what you posted about, yes?

“… Ca has the largest population so let’s look at that as a pecent of total state population …”
Your fingers obviously work, try a search engine.

Do I understand?
Is it your premise in relation to state’s total population, if number of homeless is low enough then homeless numbers in CA are some how acceptable?

Original G March 12, 2018 at 1:41 PM

Political humor can be illusive to those positive challenged.

Michael P. Ramirez an American cartoonist born in born in Tokyo, Japan to a Japanese American mother and a Mexican American father.

Michael P. Ramirez has won a Pulitzer Prize twice.
Total list of his awards is far too long to post here.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ramirez

Aspirin March 12, 2018 at 4:41 PM

Michael Ramirez is a politically motivated and biased right wing cartoonist.

Nothing wrong with that providing you keep that in mind when viewing his cartoons as accurate reflections of reality, which they often are not.

They are a reflection of his opinion.

Original G March 12, 2018 at 5:39 PM

Ah, YUP, he’s a Political Cartoonist. Says so on his web page
“Welcome to the World of Pulitzer Prize Winning Political Cartoonist Michael P. Ramirez”

Here is his main page.
http://www.michaelpramirez.com/index.html

He is not always what you claim, “… biased right wing cartoonist”
His cartoons should provoke thought, questions and discussion for most viewers.

You might appreciate yesterday’s political carton 3/11/2018
http://www.michaelpramirez.com/trump-whitehouse-departures.html
or one from 3/9/2018.
http://www.michaelpramirez.com/football-gag.html

Rollo Tomasi March 12, 2018 at 5:59 PM

Yup. Clearly a card carrying member of the alt right.

Elwood March 12, 2018 at 7:53 PM

“They are a reflection of his opinion.”

Now THERE’S a shocker! An editorial cartoon which reflects the artist’s
opinion. Who could imagine such a thing?

Not to worry, snowflakes! 99 out of 100 editorial cartoons will reflect the opinion of the lunatic left.

AlwaysBePositive March 13, 2018 at 9:38 AM

Standard Republican tactic. Avoid one point by emphasizing a different one. The cartoonist stands apart from the writer of the content you posted. Tell me about how highly regarded he is…

Fred P. March 14, 2018 at 7:04 AM

Yup – the libs continue to blame everything else, but refuse to take responsibility for their own failures.

The democrat mantra – blame, blame, blame, blame, blame, blame, blame, blame….. then blame some more.

Hypocrites.

Silva March 12, 2018 at 12:53 PM

Outside municipalities will even give one way bus tickets for their own problematic citizens to california cities. And they call US the problem.

It March 12, 2018 at 2:11 PM

Oh, hadn’t you heard? California is now officially designated “The Asylum.” Thanks Nancy Pelosi! Thanks Jerry Brown! Thanks Libby Schaaf! And others!

It March 12, 2018 at 8:55 PM

Liberals just aren’t calling it that. They refer to it as a “Sanctuary State.

Silva March 12, 2018 at 4:26 PM

#GAK

Aspirin March 12, 2018 at 4:37 PM

The GOP excuses itself from recognizing any collusion between Trump and the Russians in spite of every intelligence report to the contrary.

Our finest politicians at work.

Rollo Tomasi March 12, 2018 at 5:55 PM

Now you’re simply lying.

Elwood March 12, 2018 at 7:58 PM

” collusion between Trump and the Russians in spite of every intelligence report to the contrary.”

Please provide links to these intelligence reports. Not just ones which say Russians meddled in the election but those which show collusion.

Take your time.

It March 12, 2018 at 8:48 PM

So, Aspirin, you’re privy to “every intelligence report?” That’s amazing. You must have some kind of super, high-level security clearance. KGB? CIA? FBI? Secret Service? Which is it? And, should you really be talking about it publically?

Fred P. March 14, 2018 at 7:02 AM

Now aspirin claims to have insider knowledge of “every intelligence report to the contrary.”

Aspirin – we’ve had enough of your BS. You’ve made so many outlandish claims and spread so many lies that you’re the laugh stock of the Western world (but the darling of the democrats). And you still don’t know or can’t tell the difference between fact, opinion and sarcasm.

Either show your PROOF or shut up.

Original G March 12, 2018 at 4:44 PM

Guess one could say they got the upper berth.

“The high life! Homeless person is found caamped on TOP of a California Amtrak station after a witness saw someone lower a bike from the roof”
“The encampment was discovered on the roof of the Antioch train station”…

“A quarter of the homeless population in the US – 130,000 – reside in California”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5492289/Homeless-encampment-California-Amtrak-station.html

Randy March 12, 2018 at 5:02 PM

So 75% or 390.000 live in other states. Works for me

Aspirin March 12, 2018 at 5:06 PM

It’s the weather.

Being homeless in Nebraska is a death sentence.

Rollo Tomasi March 12, 2018 at 5:56 PM

Florida is nice. Arizona as well.

Original G March 12, 2018 at 6:17 PM

Out of all 50 states 25% of homeless live in just one of those 50 states and that “works” for you also?

It March 12, 2018 at 8:49 PM

Would certainly give one a fair degree of protection from rodents.

It March 13, 2018 at 8:11 AM

Parts of Arizona can become very cold in the winter … bone-chilling and deadly.

Fred P. March 14, 2018 at 6:58 AM

Well, I guess that supports aspirin’s claim of “everyone wants to move to California….”

Original G March 12, 2018 at 6:07 PM

Shades of Jerald Ford.
Video of Hillary in India having major problems descending stairs.

“While visiting the Jahaz Mahal, Hillary slipped TWICE walking down steps despite two men holding her up.

Hillary Clinton is first seen walking down the steps with one man holding her arm. She slipped and lost her footing so another man flanked her and grabbed her other arm to stabilize her.

Even though two men were holding her arms, she managed to lose her footing a second time!”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/hillary-clinton-slips-stairs-india-two-times-despite-two-men-holding-video/

Original G March 13, 2018 at 8:35 AM

As usual Daily Mail does an excellent job of covering Clinton’s problems. Makes one wonder had she become President her ability to complete a full term in office.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5493679/Hillary-Clinton-slips-twice-stairs-trip-India.html

Silva March 12, 2018 at 8:10 PM

Can anyone imagine what the Trump Presidential Library is going to be like?

Randy March 12, 2018 at 10:08 PM

Full of comic books.

It March 13, 2018 at 8:13 AM

Certainly, more interesting that Obama’s snoozefest.

Silva March 13, 2018 at 11:31 AM

For sure, It. For sure. http://dailym.ai/2FxUoKZ

It March 13, 2018 at 6:23 PM

When it has happened while he is in office it will rise to the trailer-park trashy liberal level of a Bill Clinton. A democrat, by the way. Until then, it is just the distant, murky past. We all have one.

Silva March 13, 2018 at 9:39 PM

Oh, in case you missed the significance of photo #3 in the article http://dailym.ai/2FxUoKZ , it’s a photo of Trump, Melania, Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. And here’s an excerpt from another interesting article, which explains who their friends are. “Epstein, 64, was a regular for several years at Mar-a-Lago. Testimony in a prior court case indicated that Trump flew at least once on one of the planes Epstein owned and Trump’s phone numbers were in Epstein’s personal phone directory. Trump has also indicated publicly he knew of Epstein’s interest in “younger” women, although he never suggested the financier crossed any legal lines. “I’ve known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy,’’ Trump told New York Magazine back in 2002. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”’ http://politi.co/2mPDI8M There’s nothing remotely like this in my past.

Aspirin March 13, 2018 at 7:38 AM

The House intel report is meaningless. The House is infested with self-serving Republicans drooling over Trump.

The Mueller investigation will continue and it is the only one that matters.

Wait for its conclusion.

It March 13, 2018 at 6:31 PM

I don’t think you’re paying attention. Republicans represent a very diverse spectrum of conservative thought, and disagree frequently, unlike the one-mind, one thought “social justice” liberals. The monolith of democratic thought has been determined to be the entire reason they are struggling. You cannot just accept one facet of their bizarre life adjustment of a platform. You have to take the whole kit and caboodle.

Fred P. March 14, 2018 at 6:57 AM

Let’s look at aspirin’s logic – by lumping everyone in together, every democrat is a raving maniac, hell-bent on rioting and general destruction. Therefore, they ALL ought to be arrested.

Another interesting point is that aspiring claims that conservatives (including me) have “nothing to contribute to the discussion.” Yet looking at aspirin’s posts, you’ll see that she is guilty of what she accuses others of doing.

Yet she waltzes along, claiming all kinds of expertise in multiple subjects….yet by her posts, it’s clear she is delusional and has no concept of the subject of which she’s speaking. Look back – law enforcement, finance, statistics, the Constitution, health care (including “working with surgeons”), insurance, economics and the latest – government intelligence (see the claim above).

In fact, she claims that she posts “fact”, opinion and sarcasm….. The only problem is that she has can’t tell the difference.

Elwood March 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM

” wait for its conclusion”

better bring a lunch it’s going to be a long wait.

I’m expecting my subpoena somewhere around 2037.

Original G March 13, 2018 at 4:42 PM

“The Trump administration has requested Congress move to strip sanctuary cities of federal grants in the spending bill due by the end of next week, a government official said Tuesday.

The official briefed reporters aboard Air Force One as President Trump jetted to California to review the prototypes for his border wall.

“We are 100 percent committed to challenging sanctuary cities. We will be successful,” the official said.”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/13/trump-wants-spending-bill-punish-sanctuary-cities/

Randy March 13, 2018 at 6:39 PM

If he hire the best and fired them all, what’s left?

It March 14, 2018 at 1:41 PM

Aside from California liberals, most of the country is filled with brilliant and talented people.

Original G March 13, 2018 at 8:46 PM

No firearm involved, . . . . . .
what will Democrats do this time pass another law, remove more statues,
have another sit down in Congress or perhaps ban another flag ? ? ?

Another miss by “authorities”.

“Police say Corey Johnson, 17, of Jupiter, was sleeping over at the home of Elaine Simon when the knife attack happened early Monday.

Police say Johnson killed another boy who was sleeping over — 13-year-old Jovanni Brand — by stabbing him repeatedly and cutting his throat. It was Jovanni’s birthday.

Police said Johnson also stabbed Simon about 12 times and stabbed Simon’s 13-year-old son, Dane Bancroft, about 32 times.

Johnson said he felt Dane made fun of his Muslim faith and practices and that Jovanni was idolizing famous people and referred to them as gods, which went against his beliefs, police said.

Investigators said Johnson admitted to reading the Quran on his phone just prior to the stabbing attack to give him courage to “carry out his intentions.”

Johnson had drawn the FBI’s attention last year after he allegedly made threats on Instagram to a high school in England, according to a report from Jupiter police. “Those threats were so severe in nature that up to 100 students were removed from the school fearing some kind of attack,” a Jupiter police report said.

Johnson’s relatives told investigators last year that Johnson “had been fascinated with dictators and their role in history,” including Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin, police said.

Jupiter police spoke with the FBI as recently as this month, when the FBI said it was working with prosecutors to make an arrest on federal charges “in the next several weeks,” the police report said.”

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/fl-pn-palm-beach-gardens-fatal-stabbing-20180313-story.html
http://cbs12.com/news/local/juvenile-named-suspect-in-deadly-stabbing-in-palm-beach-gardens

What will Democrats blame ?

Randy March 13, 2018 at 9:24 PM

Who were the other 16 kids he killed in rapid succession with the knife? That’s the point.

slagheap March 13, 2018 at 10:25 PM

yeah, we know…ban cars? ban knives? ban baseball bats? etc. etc.
original g, can’t you come up with something original? shouldn’t you be watching fox news or something?

Original G March 13, 2018 at 10:25 PM

This time again killer was also known to FBI and it appears Federal prosecutors failed to act in time.

Previously Democrats passed gun laws, removed statues, had a sit down in Congress and banned Confederate flag and Parkland mass killings still happened.

Then there was policy of the Obama administration to reduce number of juveniles charged with crimes.

An of course you would not remember, “In July 2012, the Obama administration formalized the pressure on school districts with an executive order warning school districts to avoid “methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.” …

In statement after Parkland shooting,
“We’re not compromising school safety. We’re really saving the lives of kids,” boasted Michaelle Valbrun-Pope, executive director of Student Support Initiatives for Broward County Public Schools, in August 2017.

Valbrun-Pope was referring to what an article by Jeffrey Benzing in Public Source calls the “Broward County Solution.” As Benzing relates, Broward County used to lead the state of Florida in sending students to the state’s juvenile justice system. County leaders responded with a perfectly progressive solution: “lower arrests by not making arrests.”

Authorities agreed to treat twelve different misdemeanor offenses as school-related issues, not criminal ones. The results impressed the people who initiated the program. Arrests dropped from more than a thousand in 2011-2012 to less than four hundred just four years later.

One particular motivation behind programs like Broward County’s was the pressure from multiple sources to reduce the statistical disparity between black and Hispanic student arrests on one hand and white and Asian student arrests on the other.”
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/02/did_the_progressive_broward_county_solution_cost_17_student_lives.html

Ya see Democrats do have the answers, an Obama Executive Order which would force statistics to make the administration look good. “lower arrests by not making arrests.”

slagheap March 13, 2018 at 10:26 PM

Conner Lamb wins PA election despite all-out GOP effort!

Dr Jellyfinger March 13, 2018 at 11:10 PM

Thousands of absentee ballots yet to be counted…. and race is too close to call according to network news sources.
Maybe declaring victory before votes are counted is just a Democrat tradition?

Dr Jellyfinger March 13, 2018 at 11:33 PM

Dem is ahead by 585 votes as of 11:32 PST with thousands yet to be counted….

Randy March 14, 2018 at 12:26 AM

The republicans at this point are losers in Pennsylvania. No matter who wins. The trump effect turned a solid republican district to a toss up.

Aspirin March 14, 2018 at 8:20 AM

Excellent point.

Dr Jellyfinger March 14, 2018 at 8:21 AM

Don’t start backpedaling yet!
Let ’em finish counting and validating the votes.

Aspirin March 14, 2018 at 8:23 AM

Connor Lamb has declared victory in Pennsylvania !

It March 14, 2018 at 1:38 PM

A little premature, don’t you think?

Aspirin March 14, 2018 at 5:05 PM

No, actually.

It March 15, 2018 at 1:15 AM

Yes, actually. The votes aren’t all counted, yet.

Original G March 14, 2018 at 11:36 AM

“… 17-year-old Florida youth who converted to Islam confessed to killing a 13-year-old boy at a sleepover and attacking the host family in the name of Islam on Monday.

Johnson was on the FBI’s radar screen for over a year as an ISIS sympathizer but the FBI did nothing because he was a juvenile.

Johnson also stabbed the host family’s 13-year-old son 32 times as he defended his mother while she was being stabbed, according to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida police.”

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/03/fbi-monitoring-florida-muslim-teen-stabbed-boy-death-name-islam-nothing-stop-year/

Aspirin March 14, 2018 at 12:40 PM

A lunatic is a lunatic no matter what religion or belief held.

Dr Jellyfinger March 15, 2018 at 8:49 PM

Or political party…

Kirkwood March 14, 2018 at 3:19 PM

“People who boast about their IQ are losers.”
– Stephen Hawking, December 2004

Silva March 14, 2018 at 6:19 PM

Yup.

It March 15, 2018 at 7:05 AM

All things considered, I’d say he paid dearly for some of his bizarre musings.

slagheap March 15, 2018 at 9:05 PM

Yup. One of my bands was hired for a MENSA function. it was creepy!

It March 16, 2018 at 5:57 PM

Cosmology, the physics equivalent of astrology.

Aspirin March 14, 2018 at 5:04 PM

Funny how things are falling apart in Trumpdom. Wasn’t he supposed to fix things?

Well, the fix is in and it is Trump.

Randy March 14, 2018 at 6:24 PM

He’s a democrat plant. I saw it on Fox.

It March 15, 2018 at 7:06 AM

Well, that would certainly explain it!

Venice March 14, 2018 at 6:41 PM

February 19, 2018
by Daisy Luther
Kelly Guthrie Raley has been teaching for 20 years and currently educates kids at Eustis Middle School in Lake County, Florida. Just last month she was named the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year.

“The day after the horrific shooting that took place at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, she posted a rant on Facebook that has since gone viral. In the post, she talked about parental responsibility, compassion, and respect…and more than 823,000 people have “liked” the post and agreed with it, while more than 649,000 have shared it with others.
Here’s what Mrs. Raley had to say:
Okay, I’ll be the bad guy and say what no one else is brave enough to say, but wants to say. I’ll take all the criticism and attacks from everyone because you know what? I’m a TEACHER. I live this life daily. And I wouldn’t do anything else! But I also know daily I could end up in an active shooter situation.
Until we, as a country, are willing to get serious and talk about mental health issues, lack of available care for the mental health issues, lack of discipline in the home, horrendous lack of parental support when the schools are trying to control horrible behavior at school (oh no! Not MY KID. What did YOU do to cause my kid to react that way?), lack of moral values, and yes, I’ll say it-violent video games that take away all sensitivity to ANY compassion for others’ lives, as well as reality TV that makes it commonplace for people to constantly scream up in each others’ faces and not value any other person but themselves, we will have a gun problem in school. Our kids don’t understand the permanency of death anymore!!!
I grew up with guns. Everyone knows that. But you know what? My parents NEVER supported any bad behavior from me. I was terrified of doing something bad at school, as I would have not had a life until I corrected the problem and straightened my ass out. My parents invaded my life. They knew where I was ALL the time. They made me have a curfew. They made me wake them up when I got home. They made me respect their rules. They had full control of their house, and at any time could and would go through every inch of my bedroom, backpack, pockets, anything! Parents: it’s time to STEP UP! Be the parent that actually gives a crap! Be the annoying mom that pries and knows what your kid is doing. STOP being their friend. They have enough “friends” at school. Be their parent. Being the “cool mom” means not a damn thing when either your kid is dead or your kid kills other people because they were allowed to have their space and privacy in YOUR HOME. I’ll say it again. My home was filled with guns growing up. For God’s sake, my daddy was an 82nd Airborne Ranger who lost half his face serving our country. But you know what? I never dreamed of shooting anyone with his guns. I never dreamed of taking one! I was taught respect for human life, compassion, rules, common decency, and most of all, I was taught that until I moved out, my life and bedroom wasn’t mine…it was theirs. And they were going to know what was happening because they loved me and wanted the best for me.
There. Say that I’m a horrible person. I didn’t bring up gun control, and I will refuse to debate it with anyone. This post wasn’t about gun control. This was me, loving the crap out of people and wanting the best for them. This was about my school babies and knowing that God created each one for greatness, and just wanting them to reach their futures. It’s about 20 years ago this year I started my teaching career. Violence was not this bad 20 years ago. Lack of compassion wasn’t this bad 20 years ago. And God knows 20 years ago that I wasn’t afraid daily to call a parent because I KNEW that 9 out of 10 would cuss me out, tell me to go to Hell, call the news on me, call the school board on me, or post all over FaceBook about me because I called to let them know what their child chose to do at school…because they are a NORMAL kid!!!!!
Those 17 lives mattered. When are we going to take our own responsibility seriously? Guns aren’t the problem. The current culture is the problem.”

It March 15, 2018 at 7:10 AM

Children run the parent’s lives these days instead of the other way around.

Original G March 15, 2018 at 1:21 PM

Which side are they on ? ? ?

“The Justice Department under Barack Obama directed the FBI to drop more than 500,000 names of fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, acting FBI deputy director David Bowdich testified Wednesday.

Fugitives from justice are barred from buying a firearm under federal law. But what is a fugitive from justice? That definition has been under debate by the FBI and the ATF” …

“That disagreement was settled at the end of Obama’s second term, when the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel sided with the ATF’s interpretation. Under President Donald Trump, the DOJ defined a fugitive as a person who went to another state to dodge criminal prosecution or evade giving testimony in criminal court, and implemented the Office of Legal Counsel’s decision. The decision meant that around half a million fugitives were removed from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.”
http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/15/doj-fbi-fugitives-background-check-database/

Aspirin March 15, 2018 at 3:20 PM

This is turning out to be one of the most corrupt, compromised, incompetent, and untruthful administrations in American history.

EOM.

Elwood March 15, 2018 at 4:48 PM

Don’t understand what’s going on in this country?

Don’t worry!

Aspirin explains it all to you.

Fallen arches? Bread fell jelly side down? It’s Trump’s fault! (And the evil Republicans)

Aspirin March 15, 2018 at 7:52 PM

I don’t need to explain anything. Just listen to the stuff that Trump says and watch what he does.

Whew !

slagheap March 15, 2018 at 9:01 PM

word.

Randy March 15, 2018 at 5:43 PM

After Betsy DeVos interview on 60 minutes Trump should fire her also. She’s dumb as a rock.

Her comment on the HOUR long program:

“I had never watched ‘60 Minutes’ before, but I can tell you this, I will never watch it again,” the Education Secretary said. “I have better things to do with a half hour of my time.”

Aspirin March 15, 2018 at 7:50 PM

Her attention span is limited to 30 minutes, apparently.

Dr Jellyfinger March 15, 2018 at 10:01 PM

Well…. after allowing for commercials it’s closer to 40 minutes of actual program.

It March 15, 2018 at 6:08 PM

California Legislature Appoins “Undocumented” Immigrant To State Post

According to President pro Tem Kevin De Leon’s office, California’s first “undocumented” alien has been appointed to the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee to advise the California Student Aid Commission. Elizabeth Mateo is an immigration rights attorney and activist. Ms. Mateo received her law degree from Santa Claa University. A DACA, Ms. Mateo hopes to work to get more stuff out of the legislature for people like her. With DeLeon’s help she should be able to do that with ease. Start voting out the members of our legislature who think we are their ATMs at your first opportunity.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article205249624.html

Original G March 15, 2018 at 6:21 PM

Is there and echo ?
Feckless progressive liberals running this state are beginning to discover how badly they screwed up their POT proposition.
Seems their hubris still knows no bounds.

slagheap March 15, 2018 at 9:00 PM

quite a week, and it’s only thursday. trump supporters must be delirious from so much winning! starting his staff from scratch ( again, ) firing and preparing to fire nearly his entire cabinet ( again, ) lying to a fellow head of state and bragging about it, the reveal of a previously undisclosed subpoena from the special counsel targeting the trump organization, his little donny junior got served with divorce papers, and the congressional candidate he stumped loudly for lost in a deeply red district. seems a trump endorsement has been the kiss of death in alabama, virginia, pennsylvania, and elsewhere. yeah, baby – SO MUCH WINNING!

Original G March 15, 2018 at 10:06 PM

Pennsylvania 18, Democrat campaigned like he was a Republican.

Aspirin March 15, 2018 at 10:43 PM

Actually, he campaigned as a moderate.

slagheap March 16, 2018 at 1:10 PM

original g, clearly you never listened to him on the stump or read the platform. among other things he’s:
1. 100% in favor of obamacare.
2. 100% behind labor unions.
this BS about running as a conservative is simply the best spin paul ryan and the others can come up with. YOUR BOY LOST to the first democrat elected in that district in what, about 15 years or 20 years? like i said, so much winning.

Dr Jellyfinger March 16, 2018 at 7:32 PM

Dead Democrats deserve thanks for their votes.

Aspirin March 15, 2018 at 10:42 PM

Toys “R” Us closing and 31,000 employees get no severance.

Wells Fargo CEO gets a 36% pay boost.

Just sayin’.

Fred P. March 16, 2018 at 4:58 PM

Then vote your shares of stock that you hold in both companies to make your feelings known – and to vote against the boards of directors recommendations.

That’s called DOING something about it. Obviously, the owners of Toys R Us had no intention of running a business…. or attempting to keep it in business.

Otherwise, you’re just talking and doing nothing.

Dr Jellyfinger March 16, 2018 at 7:33 PM

Wells Fargo owned Toys “R” Us?

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