Claycord – Talk About Politics

March 16, 2018 19:14 pm · 224 comments


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Local March 16, 2018 at 7:15 PM

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia

The subpoena is the latest indication that the investigation, which Mr. Trump’s lawyers once regularly assured him would be completed by now, will continue for at least several more months. Word of the subpoena came as Mr. Mueller appears to be broadening his inquiry to examine the role foreign money may have played in funding Mr. Trump’s political activities. In recent weeks, Mr. Mueller’s investigators have questioned witnesses, including an adviser to the United Arab Emirates, about the flow of Emirati money into the United States.

Dr Jellyfinger March 16, 2018 at 8:26 PM

“Since July 2017, we have advised the public that the Trump Organization is fully cooperative with all investigations, including the special counsel, and is responding to their requests,” said Alan S. Futerfas, a lawyer representing the Trump Organization. “This is old news and our assistance and cooperation with the various investigations remains the same today.”

Mueller just trying to stay in the spotlight….

Local March 16, 2018 at 7:15 PM

Rex Tillerson’s parting words: Russia did it

Tillerson denounced the poisoning of a former spy in the United Kingdom as “an egregious act” that “clearly came from Russia,” according to The New York Times. He added that he had “become extremely concerned about Russia,” arguing that after spending a year trying to work together with Russia on a number of issues, “we didn’t get very far. Instead what we’ve seen is a pivot on their part to be more aggressive.”

Local March 16, 2018 at 11:45 PM

Trump decides to remove national security adviser, and others may follow

President Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and is actively discussing potential replacements.

Just days ago, Trump used Twitter to fire Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state whom he disliked, and moved to install his close ally, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, in the job. On Wednesday, he named conservative TV analyst Larry Kudlow to replace his top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, who quit over trade disagreements.

Badge1104 March 17, 2018 at 8:40 AM

I think Hillary was behind that one!
she has had more secret dealings with the Russians than anyone!

Jerk March 16, 2018 at 7:17 PM

Anyone think these are the same people?

Original G March 16, 2018 at 7:48 PM

“Hillary Clinton layers a scarf, shawl and custom kurta with extra-long sleeve to hide broken wrist after hotel tub fall while touring Jaipur” ……

Hillary was seen in Jaipur on Thursday where she appeared to be adopting an out-of-sight and out-of-mind approach to her recent injury by wearing a kurta that had been customized to make one sleeve longer than other.”

Randy March 16, 2018 at 9:07 PM

Wow that tops Trump having an affair with a stripper. Good job.

Badge1104 March 17, 2018 at 8:49 AM

Yeah, good thing for the new stripper story ,because now the liberal-left and media can latch on to something else for the next year-and-a-half since the Russian thing is not panning anything out. they will search for any Hate -Trump item they can.

Original G March 16, 2018 at 7:50 PM

“Police in Chicago are looking for as many as 60 high school students who trashed a local Walmart after being allowed out of classes to take part in the nationwide walk-out against guns on Wednesday.

The students are from Simeon Career Academy in the city’s South Side.

Like thousands of others across the country, they were allowed out of class at 10am on Wednesday to take part in the protest.

Instead of standing outside the school building as planned, they crossed the parking lot to the Walmart which sits opposite and stormed the store.”

Jerk March 16, 2018 at 7:53 PM


Earlier today, a google whistleblower showed up in a thread on 4chan pol and gave quite a bit of info. Could be a larper, could be legit, see for yourself. Here’s a summary:

First directly from him:

I work for Google, I’m not going to name the internal tech department for obvious reasons, I don’t want anyone to pinpoint who I am. But I’m in tech, and work with AI. I’ll explain.

My team and I created AI bots for twitter. These bots are slightly different than regular AI bots, these are remote signal bots, but I’ll explain what they do.

My team, and a “human intelligence” team, which is really just a propaganda team, work together to make certain topics trend, and persuade public opinion, which persuades political pressure. We do this by a groupthink method, we have a name for it internally, but “consensus cracking” is a more used name externally. But the bots we created, go into twitter conversations and push a narrative. Some of the bots are verified accounts. And they start by arguing a point of view against someone, and then more bots join in and thumbs up the comment. We are doing it with gun control now. More people see a “consensus” of gun control and people on the fence get persuaded to our narrative, and politicians get pressured by thinking it’s actual people. We had whole meetings about 4chan, because you guys, specifically this board, are disrupting the bots. You are basically doing what we are doing, but you are real people. We (not necessarily me) devised a plan to knock you guys from twitter. We accused Russia of doing what WE are doing, and used the narrative to wipe out “suspected bots”, which we knew weren’t bots at all.

Google is using twitter bots to push narratives to persuade the government.

Google accused conservatives of being bots so they could ban them, even though they knew they aren’t bots. The strategy was to blame others for using your own technique.

Google is also using these fabricated twitter numbers are financial reporting, which effects stocks and advertising revenue.

Google also broke anti-trust laws by only allowing “google voice” to be the only free SMS to validate accounts.

NunYa March 16, 2018 at 8:09 PM

Heck google admitted to basis-ing search results against conservatives.

Larry March 16, 2018 at 8:03 PM

Who needs CNN we have Local.

Local March 16, 2018 at 10:22 PM

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer says some alleged incidents took place during Trump presidency

“Is there anything in the litany of accusations — you would call them facts — that surround this case that happened while Donald Trump was President?” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ lawyer, during an interview Friday.

“Yes,” Avenatti replied.

Avenatti had claimed earlier Friday in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo that Daniels was “physically threatened to stay silent about what she knew about Donald Trump.”

Local March 16, 2018 at 8:05 PM

Vanessa Trump hires criminal defense lawyer in divorce from Donald Trump Jr.

Vanessa Trump filed for divorce in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday. Trump has hired New York-based lawyer David Feureisen amid reports that special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed Trump Organization in his investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.

Trump Jr.’s meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton during the presidential election has also come under scrutiny.

Silva March 17, 2018 at 11:40 AM

Vanessa Trump hires a criminal defense attorney to represent her in her divorce from Donald Trump Jr. just as special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed the president’s family business.

So, a couple files for an uncontested quick divorce, one where assets can be swiftly transferred, one of them hiring a criminal defense attorney (no divorce attorneys available?), on the same day an independent special counsel subpoenas their family business… probably a coinkydink..

NunYa March 16, 2018 at 8:07 PM

Just like when NYC liberals said big sodas are responsible for making people fat, they blame guns for what people do with them.

Liberals, unwilling to take personal responsibly for their actions nor recognize that others need to as well.

Joe March 16, 2018 at 8:51 PM

Stormy? McCabe? Is anyone out there? The president is a liar and a cheat. If this were Clinton the conservatives would be losing their bloody minds. Where are you guys on this? Nowhere. Crickets.

NunYa March 17, 2018 at 3:30 AM

Again, liberals refuse the hear the facts…

Bill Clinton-
Serial cheater

Hillary Clinton-
Willing to ignore her husbands infidelity
Raises a child in a house with a cheater, knowingly

But those facts don’t FEEL right do they, so they must not be true.

Silva March 17, 2018 at 9:24 AM

NunYa, so does that make everything President Low Hanging Morals does okay? Why were you even bellyaching for 20+ years about the Clintons then?

NunYa March 17, 2018 at 11:35 AM

@Silva, assuming President Low Hanging Fruit is Bill Clinton, no he should pay for his crimes as should his wife, she lied about Benegize and people died.

Don’t know what you mean otherwise, even s/b ever???

As for the Clinton’s yes they are not above the law, they should be prosecuted. But not OJ style, really have to face justice.

Silva March 17, 2018 at 12:34 PM

Well, good job changing the subject, NunYa! We’ve talked about this before, BTW. I don’t see any problem prosecuting ANY lawbreakers no matter their names, especially if people died. Why are there no formal charges, considering the 3 arms of of our government are in control at the top level, and Hillary Clinton seems to be high on their list of detractors. What seems to be the hold up with that? Forgive me if you answered the last time I ashed and I didn’t see it or something. 🙂

It March 17, 2018 at 3:19 PM

The President has a sense of humor. The President has a, healthy, active imagination. Don’t any of you get it?

NunYa March 17, 2018 at 4:11 PM

People did die.

I assume because she is above the law.

Bo, hoo for not answering your question. Are feelings hurt?

Dr Jellyfinger March 17, 2018 at 8:04 PM

From the crowd that declared “character dosen’t matter” we now hear a rally cry to prosecute Trump for his supposed dalliance with a stripper / porn star! (would that even be against the law?)
Pretty bold move for a man the left has labelled a “germaphobe”.

Silva March 18, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Dr Jellyfinger, he labelled his own self a “germaphobe”, loudly and publicly while he was denying the possible existence of any pee pee videos. I never bought it, having heard about his escapades for many years. The 80s were his own personal Vietnam, after all.

Dr Jellyfinger March 18, 2018 at 7:03 PM

I think it was a little before that Silva,,, try 1997

“In his 1997 book The Art of the Comeback, he wrote, “One of the curses of American society is the simple act of shaking hands, and the more successful and famous one becomes the worse this terrible custom seems to get. I happen to be a clean hands freak. I feel much better after I thoroughly wash my hands, which I do as much as possible.” On a number of occasions, he later referred to handshaking as “barbaric.”

Silva March 19, 2018 at 9:43 AM

Wow Dr Jellyfinger, did you read that book? Yeah, that was when I remember hearing it said, I just didn’t recall it was the left who labelled Trump a “germaphobe”, is what I meant to say. So he’s a handwasher, eh? Hmm. Trump and I have something in common😬. Still, I stand by my assertion that he’s not a “germaphobe”. For reasons if not yet universally known, will be in due time. Or sooner.

Dr Jellyfinger March 20, 2018 at 9:05 PM

Lazy girl….. you replied but clearly, you did not read the whole article.
As for Trump, I don’t really give a toot what he did way back when…. I just get weary of listening to the Lefties having kittens over every supposed infidelity he might have had and his wife’s choice of shoes.
Quite frankly, the Blue Team is just ridiculous.

Silva March 23, 2018 at 3:36 PM

Yeah busted. Okay I read the whole article. I think I read it days ago, but I already KNEW that information, so I can’t remember now.

Aspirin March 16, 2018 at 9:35 PM

“The big picture,” McCabe said, “is a tale of what can happen when law enforcement is politicized, public servants are attacked, and people who are supposed to cherish and protect our institutions become instruments for damaging those institutions and people.”

McCabe was fired today, hours before qualifying for his pension.

Forsythe March 17, 2018 at 7:27 AM

Of course McCabe had to go. It’s also likely that he will end up in an Orange Jumpsuit. Along with some of his former colleagues.

One of the leading investigative reporters into this scandal, Sara Carter, reveals that at least one judge is also mired in this scandal.

On Dec. 7, without warning, Judge Rudolph Contreras was removed as the presiding judge in the Michael Flynn case.

Little information was given at the time as to why Contreras was removed.

Newly released text messages reveal that FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page discussed Strzok’s relationship with U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras, who presided over a Dec. 1, 2017, hearing where former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. 

Strzok was removed from Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel’s Office last year after anti-Trump text messages between him and Lisa Page were discovered by the DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

Aspirin March 16, 2018 at 9:40 PM

Drip, drip, drip. Away go the GOP’s chances at the next election

Dr Jellyfinger March 17, 2018 at 8:09 PM

We’ve heard this song & dance before …. go ahead, keep predicting doom & gloom for the R’s. The whole Democrat corruption culture is about to get a cold slap of reality right in the kisser.

Venice March 17, 2018 at 6:54 AM

Federal taxes for those earning near a hundred thousand dollars 28%. California state income tax 12.30%. San Francisco sales tax 9.25. Nearly 50% of their earnings go to pay taxes. And that does not include personal property and real estate taxes. How long will it be before the people of California say no more?
Liberalism has been the down fall of all great societies .

It March 17, 2018 at 8:12 AM

As a conservative, Lamb’s win in Pennsylvania looks to derail the far-left liberal platform popularized by Democrats seeking a more progressive agenda. The party is at odds with those who don’t completely adopt their monolithic screwball logic. Lamb’s win has left them confused and tormented.

Democrats’ civil war flares after Lamb’s upset win

Meanwhile, Rasmussen Reports indicates President Trump’s approval rating is a healthy 47% as of March 16, 2018.

Strad March 17, 2018 at 8:57 AM

That would be really something if it happened in California. But it won’t.

Aspirin March 17, 2018 at 9:18 AM

A “far left liberal platform” is not wanted by the majority of Democrats. If you pay attention, a moderate position is what we want.

Lamb ran as a moderate, not as a Republican.

A weak 47% will not win an election.

Silva March 17, 2018 at 9:39 AM

Rasmussen. I like this site. It averages between various polls, taking into account standards of reliability, including Rasmussen. You can see a listing of what many polls are saying. It’s fun.

NunYa March 17, 2018 at 9:59 AM

HA! The Democrats are currently being controlled by the left. Gavin Nusome, ya he is a conservative. Like a monkey’s uncle he is. Because his family is plagued by mental illness he wants every to give their firearms. Is this the guy we want to be governor?

It March 17, 2018 at 3:27 PM

I’m sorry, Aspirin, there is nothing “moderate” about the Democrats “position.”

Aspirin March 17, 2018 at 9:15 AM

McCabe’s wife does not work for the US government. She ran for her state’s senate (and lost).

She reportedly received campaign donations from a political committee run by Terry McAuliffe, a longtime ally of the Clintons,” The New York Times reported.

Business as usual in American politics. Nothing illegal however.

Aspirin March 17, 2018 at 9:21 AM

Trump’s war on the FBI and the intelligence community is nothing more than an attempt to distract the Mueller investigation.

This is a common tactic of someone wishing to hide behind a fake controversy.

NunYa March 17, 2018 at 10:03 AM

It has been going on for a year and what has he found? Nothing of substance, period.

As well what does collusion really mean anyway. Other than something for the liberals to hang their hats on in hope that he’ll be impeached. All this comes down to is that most voters believe what they read on the Internet. Who’s fault is that? Oh ya, see previous posts, liberals don’t believe in personal responsibility. They blame the lies in the media for their ignorance and actions rather than realizing that they made a choice and it is their fault for doing it. Grow up!

Silva March 17, 2018 at 9:42 AM

Wildlife protection board is stacked with trophy hunters – many tied with Donald Trump Jr. – who have power to rewrite rules for importing animal heads and hides from Africa. Warning; hideous pictures

Aspirin March 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Trophy hunters are scum.

Justyfiable anger March 18, 2018 at 7:26 AM

Aha! I found something I could agree with. Especially with regards to elephants. Why can’t they just donate the money to the needy villages?

Silva March 17, 2018 at 9:52 AM

“When you are attacking FBI agents because you are under criminal investigation, you are losing” Sarah Sanders

NunYa March 17, 2018 at 9:56 AM

And the Clinton’s are certainly above crimes like rape, perjury, witness intimidation, theft, and on and on…

Aspirin March 17, 2018 at 3:41 PM

I trust McCabe far more than I trust Trump, who is proven many times over to be a pathological liar.

This Administration is turning out to be the most corrupt in American history, and this is just the beginning.

Aspirin March 17, 2018 at 3:46 PM

America must purge itself of the rot that is in the White House if we are to remain a strong democracy.

Trump has mired his administration in one scandal after another.

Let’s end it next election.

Elwood March 18, 2018 at 4:48 PM

Your President will step down on 1/20/21.

grandmato3 March 17, 2018 at 3:50 PM

@ Fred- Do you know that McCabe voted in the 2015 GOP primary? Oh, guess not huh? Where does it say McCabe and his wife have to be non-political? No where!

We’re not whining at all, we’re sitting back watching the fall of what used to be the Republican party.

Fred P. March 18, 2018 at 7:15 PM

The FBI, like any law enforcement organization in their investigations, has to be neutral. Any appearances of bias will taint the investigation.

That’s called independence.

You’re welcome.

And btw…. yes, your posts are “whining.” Given their tone, it’s anything BUT “sitting back. Are you also the spokesman for all democrats? It appears you’re speaking for all of them….

NunYa March 17, 2018 at 4:12 PM

Like they always say, “take two Aspirin and please don’t call me ever”… or was that Local?

slagheap March 17, 2018 at 5:27 PM

STUNNING! we’re watching a president melting down, destroying his own administration, and all in real time. freaking incredible.

slagheap March 17, 2018 at 6:25 PM

aspirin, you got that right. this weekend will be remembered as the beginning of the end for him & his minions.

slagheap March 17, 2018 at 7:05 PM

” Take everything you’ve heard and multiply it by 50. ” That was Reince Priebus on happenings inside the Trump White House. Here’s the piece:

Randy March 17, 2018 at 7:39 PM

Sarah Sanders
✔ @SarahHuckabee

When you’re attacking FBI agents because you’re under criminal investigation, you’re losing

Original G March 17, 2018 at 9:33 PM

Well gosh, look what happened to lettuce harvesting when supply of labor got tight. Guy up and builds machine to harvest Romaine lettuce twice as fast as hand picking.

Aspirin March 18, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Perhaps he’ll invent a machine to paint your house, landscape your yard, reroof your house, drive your trucks, harvest your grapes, pick your peaches pears and plums ….

Original G March 18, 2018 at 10:09 AM

Peach and grape harvesting you say and a quick search comes up with a few examples of automation.

Super High Density Peaches, hedge-row, over-the-row harvester

Pellenc Optimum Grape Harvester

Plum Harvesting Machine

An while were at it how about strawberry picking machine ?

Uber’s Self-Driving Truck Makes Its First Delivery
Budweiser USA and Otto: The First Self-Driving Beer Truck

Many harvesting machines were conceived and built at UC Davis.

As for the house, higher wages will attract legal citizens.
Illegals are routinely exploited ….. come to think of it are liberals all about exploitation and being cheapskates ? ? ?

Fred P. March 18, 2018 at 7:01 PM

Aspirin. You’re making some pretty racist assumptions, saying that only illegal immigrants will do the jobs you’re listing.

Aspirin March 18, 2018 at 7:20 PM

Original G, OK, I stand corrected !

Original G March 18, 2018 at 9:47 PM

Now just because technology and machinery exists does not mean it is yet in widespread use. Would like to find a website that has number of machines in use and agriculture operations using them.

As liberal politicians and unelected bureaucrats make human labor cost in CA more prohibitive and / or farm worker numbers shrink adoption of mechanization will spread.

This is an interesting article,

Aspirin … You got me thinking about numbers of workers needed for agriculture in CA say 1970s versus today with automation, but so far have not been able to find a good source showing worker numbers.

Aspirin March 18, 2018 at 8:56 AM

In The American Conservative Philip Jenkins has an essay “Scandal Free Obama” in which he concludes that Obama was, indeed, scandal free.

That does not exclude the Obama Administration from misdeeds, however. There were misdeeds but none that ended up in congressional investigations like Watergate or Trumpgate.

Elwood March 18, 2018 at 4:54 PM

“Obama was, indeed, scandal free.”

That’s because he never did anything.

Fred P. March 18, 2018 at 7:06 PM

Just like voting “present” on every bill when he was a senator.

Just like being awarded the Nobel prize for thinking about something.

It March 19, 2018 at 2:09 PM

They just haven’t connected the Obama dots, yet, Aspirin. The DemocRATS are much better experienced at deceit and under-handed ploys.

TIFOKCIS March 18, 2018 at 9:24 AM

All of the WH drama blown out of proportion by The Silva People doesn’t hold a candle to Fast & Furious and Benghazi.

Oh that’s right, dead Americans pale in comparison to some guy getting canned.

Leave it to the those crystal balls…………………………

Doh March 18, 2018 at 12:19 PM

Remember that Fast & Furious was created under W.

Benghazi has 15 GOP headed investigations and no wrong doing was found. It was just an invented scandal to vilify Clinton. It worked for the less astute people. Don’t you think Hillary would have been charged with something if they could?

Why isn’t there any stability in the White House? All that turnover gives the appearance that the person in charge doesn’t know what he is doing.

Dr Jellyfinger March 18, 2018 at 6:44 PM

“Doh” …. good handle for you, because you’re wrong.

“Under Bush there was a program referred to as “Operation Wide Receiver” which was a big waste of time and lost track of alot of firearms that straw buyers purchased too”.
“The “Fast and Furious” operation started in October 2009, about 10 months into Obama’s first term. The idea backfired when two guns that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had lost track of were found at the crime scene of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, who was killed Dec. 14, 2010″.

and…… re: Benghazi ” Don’t you think Hillary would have been charged with something if they could?

A. No.

Fred P. March 18, 2018 at 7:08 PM

I notice the Doh doesn’t provide a link supporting his claim…

Probably because it doesn’t exist.

Bill Cutting March 18, 2018 at 9:43 AM

My god the lefties on here would make Stalin proud.

Original G March 18, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Some wonder where liberals get their ideas.

“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.” –Joseph Stalin

“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.” –Joseph Stalin

Then there is this,

“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” –Vladimir Lenin

“Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.”
–Vladimir Lenin

“The goal of socialism is communism.” –Vladimir Lenin

When it comes to the liberal media a mass murder of last Century summed it up well.

“All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.” —Adolf Hitler

Doh March 18, 2018 at 11:56 AM

Trump and Putin colluding makes Stalin proud.
The GOP unwilling to investigate Russia’s influence over Trump makes me wonder.

Original G March 18, 2018 at 9:46 AM

“Los Alamitos might try to opt out of California’s new sanctuary law.

The City Council in Orange County’s second-smallest city is scheduled to vote Monday, March 19 on an ordinance that calls for exempting itself from the California Values Act, SB54, a new law that limits cooperation between law enforcement and immigration authorities.

The state law, which took effect Jan. 1, “may be in direct conflict with federal laws and the Constitution of the United States,” reads the proposed local law.

Stating that council members have taken an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution, the ordinance says the council “finds that it is impossible to honor our oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States” and at the same time be in compliance with the new state law.”

Fred P. March 18, 2018 at 7:21 PM

I’m glad to see some politicians in California have some common sense.

It March 19, 2018 at 2:03 PM

“California Values Act, SB54?” Makes it pretty clear who they don’t value, law-abiding citizens and the taxpayers supporting this jackpot for illegals. Certainly hope Los Alamitos starts a new wave of descent against the liberal establishment who want to keep their gardeners, their nannys, their housekeepers, and their cheap and exploited source of labor provided to them by lawbreakers.

Cryin' Chuck March 18, 2018 at 1:33 PM
Randy March 18, 2018 at 6:20 PM

Wonder if she will bring her doll

Comedian Kathy Griffin is “in shock” and “so grateful” that her show at New York’s 3,671-seat Carnegie Hall sold out — in one day.

Fred P. March 18, 2018 at 7:04 PM

I imagine they had no problems in finding 3671 brain-dead liberals in NY.

What’s your point?

Fred P. March 19, 2018 at 11:22 AM

And I’m sure that they’ll be able to find more brain-dead liberals in her upcoming appearances in other large (democrat-controlled) cities.

It March 19, 2018 at 1:24 PM

Griffin’s show is little more than a “pity party,” actually.

Fred P. March 18, 2018 at 7:17 PM

As aspirin continues to whine and cry….

Find something productive to do….

Aspirin March 19, 2018 at 2:16 PM

Fred, instead of whining and crying about my posts, why don’t you contribute something of value?

Fred P. March 20, 2018 at 7:17 AM

We’re still waiting for you to do so…..


Fred P. March 18, 2018 at 7:20 PM

Hey aspirin. We’re still waiting for your CV that supports your contention of trump being a “pathological liar.”

Interesting how a liberal can make those claims while having no knowledge, training or experience in doing so….and basing it solely on reading left wing rags.

Original G March 19, 2018 at 9:12 AM

The Obama years,
“The Internal Revenue Service in 2011 through 2016 documented more than 1.3 million cases of identity theft perpetrated by illegal aliens whom the IRS had given Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN), which are only given to people who are ineligible to work in the United States or receive Social Security Numbers, according to information published by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

However, in response to inquiries from, the IRS could not say if it had referred even one of these cases for criminal prosecution.

TIGTA, which is the inspector general responsible for overseeing the IRS, discovered another approximately 1.2 million cases in 2017 in which an illegal alien working in the United States had filed a tax return reporting wages that had been earned using a Social Security Number that belonged to someone else or was fabricated.

Yet the IRS also could not say whether it referred any of these cases for criminal prosecution.”

Aspirin March 19, 2018 at 2:10 PM

It does not mean that there were no cases referred for prosecution. It means that the IRS will not say if any cases were referred for prosecution.

Original G March 19, 2018 at 12:38 PM

‘Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Arizona Pedestrian’

“A woman in Tempe, Ariz., has died after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber, in what appears to be the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on a public road.

The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode with a human safety driver at the wheel when it struck the woman, who was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk, the Tempe police said in a statement.”

Randy March 19, 2018 at 1:27 PM

Someone had to be first.

Aspirin March 19, 2018 at 2:17 PM

No technology can predict human behavior with enough accuracy to prevent accidents like this.

Original G March 19, 2018 at 7:55 PM

Randy … Would like to say I’m shocked you would say that,
but based on past posts . . . .
Wonder if her two children and her grandkids share your viewpoint ?

Aspirin … You are correct.
Wondering range and capability of sensing systems at night and under conditions when surrounding hardscape and pavement temperatures are close to that of a human and how software decides what data represents a human. Wondering too what program scan time is ?

When upgrading or installing new industrial process controls we say we idiot proof it, then take it one step further and operator proof it.

Have a problem with testing like this. Yes, it eventually needs to be done yet this flaw likely could have been discovered on a closed test track such as naval weapons station.

Over the years have worked with over a dozen software engineers.
When writing control software every negative situation has to be explored and code has to be written to avoid it happening. There are very few pounding out control code that can get it correct the first go around. We spend long hours discussing what if-s.

When commissioning a process control system we have newest least experience operator do final testing, under supervision of an experienced operator. The least experienced will find if we missed something.

There is one software engineer I’ve worked with I’d trust to write software for a plane my family would fly on. With others there are minor corrections or additional code written.
But have been a few I wouldn’t trust to write software to flush a toilet.

Look forward to hearing comments about this fatality from CA Democrat politicians who have been pushing for autonomous vehicles.

It March 19, 2018 at 1:49 PM

At 47%, Trump’s job approval rating is actually higher than Obama’s was at the same time in office according to Rasmussen Reports. Graph shows comparison of the two side by side.

Aspirin March 19, 2018 at 2:21 PM

And 53% do not approve of Trump’s performance.

Fred P. March 19, 2018 at 10:09 PM

And aspirin obviously knows NOTHING about leadership.

Popularity is not a good indication of whether a person is a good leader. FYI, leaders oftentimes have to make hard choices that aren’t popular.

End of lesson.

old-school guy March 19, 2018 at 1:54 PM

I have little faith in self-driving cars, and even less faith in the so called safety driver.

Aspirin March 19, 2018 at 2:08 PM

“The Supreme Court rejects Pennsylvania GOP plea to block new congressional maps”.

This is good news. Now, new congressional maps can be drawn across the country.

Original G March 19, 2018 at 8:14 PM

It’s referred to as gerrymandering. Drawing voting district lines to favor to one party so that party will win elections.

In case of splitting CA it would be greatest bit of gerrymandering in the history of the USA.

This is a map of voting outcomes from last presidential election in CA. Red Republican Blue Democrat.

This is one of the plans to split up CA. Comparing the two all areas of conservative voters would be overcome by concentrations of liberal voters. In short there would be three liberal voting states instead of one. All plans I’ve seen favor Democrats.

The four new seats created in US Senate would be Democrat and would stay that way until voters revolt and throw Democrats out of office. Might end up as another Supreme Court case.

It March 19, 2018 at 8:32 PM

And, your proof for all those accusations? One year, and we can already see the improvements. #MAGA

Original G March 19, 2018 at 9:57 PM

Anyone have a problem with this policing method ?
Has this taken place in CA ?

“Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, have presented Google with warrants to obtain data from mobile phones from not just specific suspects who were in a crime scene area, but from the mobile phones of all people in the area, reports Raleigh television affiliate WRAL. ”

“On a satellite image, they drew shapes around the crime scenes, marking the coordinates on the map. Then they convinced a Wake County judge they had enough probable cause to order Google to hand over account identifiers on every single cell phone that crossed the digital cordon during certain times.

In at least four investigations last year – cases of murder, sexual battery and even possible arson at the massive downtown fire in March 2017 – Raleigh police used search warrants to demand Google accounts not of specific suspects, but from any mobile devices that veered too close to the scene of a crime, according to a WRAL News review of court records. These warrants often prevent the technology giant for months from disclosing information about the searches not just to potential suspects, but to any users swept up in the search.”

It March 19, 2018 at 11:20 PM

An Oakland cafe that last month refused to serve an Oakland Police Officer threatened to “call the cops” on pro-Trump protesters who were demonstrating against their decision to refuse the Officer service. Haste Muerte cafe in East Oakland last month refused to serve OPD Sgt. Robert Tervino saying they maintained “a policy of asking police to leave for the physical and emotional safety of our customers and ourselves.”

TIFOKCIS March 20, 2018 at 7:29 AM

No cars set on fire, no one beat up, no one wearing black masks breaking windows.

Those boring Trumpers.

Aspirin March 20, 2018 at 6:08 PM

The very few pro Trump demonstrators were badly outnumbered. They were careful not to upset anyone.

TIFOKCIS March 20, 2018 at 6:55 PM

Aspirin is proud of its Party of Violence and Mayhem.

It March 20, 2018 at 11:01 PM

You’d see more demonstrators at pro-Trump rallies if the counter protestors didn’t believe they can actually beat Trump supporters into submission, Trump supporters are a peaceful lot, unlike the thug left, Aspirin. Lots of red in this map:

Fred P. March 21, 2018 at 7:14 AM

Obviously, aspirin supports and encourages the liberal thugs who are hell-bent on vandalism and violence to “accomplish their goals.”

Just wondering why she never takes them to task.

No Excuses March 20, 2018 at 4:54 AM

Four Star salute to Los Alamitos! City leaders smart enough to think for themselves.

It March 20, 2018 at 10:43 PM

Yes, indeed! Tide’s gonna turn! Yay!

Forsythe March 20, 2018 at 6:23 AM

Former CIA Director John Brennan, who claims he is a “Nonpartisan American who is very concerned about our collective future”, blasted President Trump in a tweet Saturday morning:

“When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history.

You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America…America will triumph over you.”

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) retweeted Brennan’s statement and noted, “This man had the power to search every American’s records without a warrant. What’s disgraceful is attacking the Bill of Rights and the freedom of every American.”

Hillary Clinton tried to fix the election (with help from the likes of John Brennan and James Comey). Had she won, future elections would have been shams. Elitist, corrupt Democrats would have maintained power for ever after.

Aspirin March 20, 2018 at 6:04 PM

And Trump did fix the election and he won. I guess he beat Hillary to the punch.

TIFOKCIS March 20, 2018 at 7:26 AM

Still not impeached.

Well deserved!

Aspirin March 21, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Not yet impeached by Congress but impeached by his apparent sexual conduct trying to outdo Bill Clinton who WAS impeached by the House.

Randy March 20, 2018 at 9:52 AM

Deficit reaches 21 trillion a new record. With unlimited spending until March of next year Way to go fiscally responsible republicans. Forecast to increase 2 trillion each of the next19 years. The republicans have to go

TIFOKCIS March 20, 2018 at 11:32 AM

Yes Randy, you’re that dumb.

Aspirin March 20, 2018 at 6:07 PM

Trump is the same Pied Piper that the GOP railed against in the past.

Suddenly the Republicans are ok with more debt and a huge upcoming deficit.

Silva March 20, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Former U.S. Congressman Charles Djou (Hawaii) penned an open letter announcing he is resigning from the Republican party over their embrace of Donald Trump and his harmful anti-immigration platform, which has been embraced by the Republican party itself at this point. In a lengthy open letter on Honolulu Civic Beat, Djou lays out his reasons for leaving the Republican National Party;

“Today, after much consideration, I abandon my party because I am unwilling to abandon my principles. I can no longer stand with a Republican Party that is led by a man I firmly believe is taking the party of Lincoln in a direction I fundamentally disagree with, and a party that is unwilling to stand up to him. It disturbs me that the Republican Party under President Donald Trump is now defined as a party hostile to immigration. We are the leader of the free world, not because we are great (or need to be great again), but because we are good. Civility is an inner trait of true character. Trump’s belittling of Sen. Jeff Flake and immature name-calling of Sen. Bob Corker reflect a weakness of character. Trump’s penchant for conspiracy theories, such as his assertion that Sen. Ted Cruz’s father was involved in the assassination of JFK, is disturbing. His poorly constructed stream-of-consciousness tweets are not only immature, but provide real harm to the stability of our democracy. As President George W. Bush recently lamented, “Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral education of children. The only way to pass along civic values is to first live up to them. But I am most disappointed by the failure of the GOP to clearly and consistently condemn Trump’s childish behavior. Sadly today, too many Republicans either applaud Trump’s tirades or greet them with silent acceptance. This leads to an implicit ratification by the GOP of Trump’s undisciplined, uninformed, and unfocused leadership as a core part of the Republican Party. This is something I cannot accept and will not be a part of.”

TIFOKCIS March 20, 2018 at 11:35 AM

In other words……..your girl didn’t get elected and you’re never going to get over it.


Fred P. March 20, 2018 at 12:33 PM

waaaa, waaaaa, waaaaa….

yet he forgets the namecalling by the democrats for the past 8 years. Guess he was ok with deplorables clinging to guns and religion.

Just another hypocrite, ie a RINO.

And only in office for 7 months in a liberal state.

So what,….

Original G March 20, 2018 at 3:46 PM

Pandering to far left voters of which Hawaii has an overabundance.
Could it be he has seen writing on the wall and fears not being reelected in a very, very Blue state. Do believe last go around he won because too many Democrat candidates on the ballot splitting the vote allowed him to win.

Then again to be fair there was a Democrat Congressman from California who didn’t much like President Obama.

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

Gets better,

Aspirin March 20, 2018 at 6:12 PM

Bravo ! And this is just the beginning of the GOP meltdown over Trump.

Chicken Little March 21, 2018 at 10:51 AM

In other words, there was one Republican in Hawaii and now their aren’t any. Big whoop.

Silva March 21, 2018 at 12:21 PM

I didn’t know who he is, or a thing about him, I never heard of him before. If it’s no big loss to anyone, fine by me. I just like what the guy said. Good on him for not stomping on his integrity.

It March 21, 2018 at 3:35 PM

Democrats … beating a dead horse … as usual.

It March 20, 2018 at 12:41 PM

A DACA anmesty has the potential to flood the southern border of the United States with additional hoards of illegal aliens. Since DACA’s inception as Obama’s mindless approach to the problem, 2,100 receipants of the benefits offered by the program have been kicked out because they were found to be either gang members or criminals. The Democratic “party” is in disaray on how to resolve this white elephant of a mistake that has consequences Obama apparently gave no thought.

mtzman March 21, 2018 at 7:23 AM

So, tell me please, how amnesty to DACA recipients, in whatever form it might take, and who, by definition, have lived continuously in the US since 2007, would flood the US with additional hoards.

And while you’re at it, how does debate over an issue constitute “disarray”?

It March 21, 2018 at 3:34 PM

Appatrently, you did not read the link. Those questions and others are raised and answered in the article.

Original G March 20, 2018 at 12:41 PM

“Gunman at Maryland high school dies after armed school officer intervenes …”

” … St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said it was not immediately clear whether the school officer fired the fatal shot or whether the gunman killed himself.

The attack began shortly before classes were scheduled to start at Great Mills High, a 1,500-student school 65 miles south of Washington, D.C. Cameron said Rollins was armed with a Glock, semiautomatic handgun when he shot a 16-year-old female student in a hallway. ”
‘Editorial of The New York Sun’

Randy March 20, 2018 at 1:05 PM

The question that is never answered is where are these kids getting these guns. Who’s guns are they? And why are they laying around. Stop that should be the first step.

Original G March 20, 2018 at 3:22 PM

Perhaps rather than schools teaching alternate gender identities, how to pass government tests and giving out participation trophies,
schools should deal more with teaching kids how to deal with situations in life.

For some strange reason liberals rather than concentrate on having young people able to cope with life and work thru difficulties, they want to blame inanimate objects. Kid could have used a knife or a vehicle …….

Or is it Democrat career politicians would rather have voters who can’t think for themselves or problem solve and who routinely rely on government to “take care of them”.

Where is pajama boy when liberals need him ?

“The question that is never answered is where are these kids getting these guns.” Well heck Obama answered that question a couple of years ago.

“It’s easier to buy a handgun and clips than it is for you to buy a fresh vegetable” — Obama in 2016

Of course he was as usual, winging it without a teleprompter and grandstanding before a crowd of HIS People. (low information voters)

Randy March 20, 2018 at 4:04 PM

OG you miss the point entirely It’s about responsible gun owners not about political party or politicians

Original G March 20, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Obama 2016 explanation from what I recall got little to no push back.
Also don’t recall ever hearing of a push from Obama administration on secure firearm storage.

Politicians are big on empty talk and very small on common sense when it comes to firearms and even more incompetent on subject of mental health education for our youth.

Why not teach our kids how to deal with emotions and situations so violence doesn’t become the solution ?

Do agree with you that with gun ownership absolutely comes responsibility for their proper and secure storage.

One of few things I agree with CA Democrat politicians on is holding owners responsible if their firearms are not secured properly resulting in injury. Don’t recall wording of law they passed.

In addition to what I already posted would add YMCA had a marksmanship program mid 1960s where we were taught proper handling, SAFETY and above all respect for firearms.
Bolt action 22 rifles single round at a time.

Kids these days are taught to be afraid of firearms and that is WRONG.

First time at a range they mandate all shooters go thru a Safety briefing. After his first briefing at Concord range my rather surprised Son told me “they just went over all the stuff you taught us”.

Both my kids, now grown with kids of their own, were taught at an early age how to Safely handle a firearm, respect for the firearm and both can hit what they aim at if the need arises.

Aspirin March 20, 2018 at 6:02 PM

Why should politicians have the need to teach proper firearm use and storage?

The parents of children where guns are owned have the sole responsibility for their security and proper use. If a child gets access to a gun that is used to commit a crime the parents and the child should be criminally responsible

Original G March 20, 2018 at 6:37 PM

Aspirin … Tell ya what put some of that in a search engine and check on what Democrats passed into law in CA.

Original G March 20, 2018 at 5:08 PM

‘This is the officer who stopped the Maryland school shooter’

“The officer who confronted the Maryland school shooter Tuesday was identified as 34-year-old Blaine Gaskill, a veteran sheriff’s deputy with SWAT training.

A six-year St. Mary’s County sheriff’s deputy, Gaskill worked as a school resource officer at Great Mills High School since August.” …

“Sheriff Tim Cameron said there was “no question” that the deputy’s quick response helped prevent further deaths or injuries.

“He had to cover significant ground,” Cameron said. “The premise is simple: You go to the sound of gunfire.””

Original G March 20, 2018 at 5:54 PM

“The teen gunman who died after injuring two classmates in a shooting at a Maryland high school on Tuesday has been identified …”

“St Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said … and the female victim had a ‘prior relationship’ but he couldn’t comment on the ‘extent’ of that relationship or whether it played into the motive.

A 14-year-old boy was also hit with a bullet, before the school resource officer intervened and brought the bloodbath to an end in just one minute.”

Firearms on campus and it’s over in ONE MINUTE.

Randy March 20, 2018 at 7:41 PM

Og. Responsible gun owners and no guns on campus no deaths.
Di we need laws to make gun owners responsible for their own guns? Sre they that irresponsible.

Rollo Tomasi March 21, 2018 at 8:34 AM

If only there was an assault weapon ban in place…

Rollo Tomasi March 21, 2018 at 8:57 AM

Randy – it’s already a violation of federal law for an unauthorized individual to possess a firearm on any elementary or secondary school campus.

Lies, Lies, and more Lies March 21, 2018 at 9:07 AM

No guns on campus does not mean no deaths. Gun-free zones are target-rich environments for people willing to break existing laws or any future laws.

Randy March 21, 2018 at 12:51 PM

Rol whats the punishment for doing so anf is it ever enforced?

Rollo Tomasi March 21, 2018 at 5:48 PM

Randy, enforcement is up to Law Enforcement isn’t it? The point being Gun Free Zones on school grounds are already codified.
Do your own f***ing research:

Dr Jellyfinger March 21, 2018 at 8:15 AM

Well…. Texas bomber is dead, blew himself up. Seems like he was opposed to gay marriage & abortion (according to Facebook) don’t know if that was his motivation for blowing up innocent people, but I’m sure all the lefties will celebrate that news and exploit it to it’s full potential…. Maybe propose new bomb control laws or some similar silly stunt.

Aspirin March 21, 2018 at 8:38 AM

Sorry to disappoint but that is not my opinion on the matter at all. And to imply that “lefties will celebrate” is a nasty point of view.

And there are, I believe, laws regarding the use of explosives and bombs.

Fred P. March 21, 2018 at 9:36 AM

I think there’s already laws regarding firearms, too.

Maybe that doesn’t fit the libs’ narrative, though….

Silva March 21, 2018 at 9:59 AM

I’m glad if it’s over. I’ve got people in Austin and even in Pflugerville where he lived. I figure he’s a part of the lunatic fringe simmering with hatred and anger, with the absence of any human compassion.. testosterone poisoning, maybe.

Dr Jellyfinger March 21, 2018 at 10:38 PM

Good! Then I can count on none of you bringing that up!….
lest you prove me right….

Aspirin March 21, 2018 at 8:33 AM

Trump, invoking an opinion piece by Dershowitz, says that the Mueller investigation is a waste of time.

As soon as the Dershowitz article hit the press Trump jumped on yet another opportunity to demean the FBI, and the intelligence community, a common practice with despots wanting to hide something.

OK, so fire Mueller and let’s get on with the Trump sex scandals which seem to be multiplying at an amazing rate.

Dr Jellyfinger March 21, 2018 at 10:42 PM

Who cares about Trump’s sex scandals?
I doubt Melania even cares about it.. you know what Melania see’s in Donald Trump?
Ten billion dollars and high cholesterol….. that’s what.

Rollo Tomasi March 22, 2018 at 8:17 AM

If only there was a database where we could look up current “progressive” beliefs. Of course, it would need to be updated every six hours to keep up with the pronouns issue. This way, we could go back and determine at which point subsequent to the Clinton White House it was decided that presidential morals became relevant again. I distinctly remember being told then that policy issues were far more important than the commander in chief having sex with a subordinate in the Oval Office.

On second thought, never mind. I don’t care what progressives think.

Aspirin March 21, 2018 at 8:41 AM

The NRA has successfully flooded the country with guns of all kinds. It has emasculated gun laws to where they are not effective on a national level.

Now, we reap the benefits.

Fred P. March 21, 2018 at 9:36 AM

fyi…. gun laws are on a state-by-state basis…

Rollo Tomasi March 21, 2018 at 12:42 PM

The NRA boasts membership of 5 million. Do you really think that if the NRA goes away, the other 95 million (estimated – probably more) gun owners will be helpless in fighting for their constitutionally protected rights?

Got news for you. I’ve had possession of several firearms since 1972. I’ve purchased several other firearms since 1982. The NRA has never seen one thin dime from me. But go ahead and believe the NRA is the boogey man.

Venice March 21, 2018 at 12:49 PM

Demonstrating again that ignorance and stupidity have no boundaries.
Way to go, asprin.

Aspirin March 21, 2018 at 2:16 PM

Fred, exactly, and that is why they don’t work.

Aspirin March 21, 2018 at 2:21 PM

Rollo, nothing in the Constitution gives us a “right” to own and use guns. That is a priviledge granted by federal, state, and local authorities. Read the Second Amendment and study the use and formation of regulated militias in our early history.

Rollo Tomasi March 21, 2018 at 4:45 PM

Aspirin – once again you demonstrate a complete misunderstanding of the Constitution in general and the Bill of Rights in particular. You – just like most big government liberals – believe the constitution or the government bestows rights on the people. You couldn’t be more wrong. The rights protected by the Bill of Rights are natural rights that preexisted the Constitution and the formation of the US government. The Bill of Rights is a list of restrictions on government, not a bestowal of rights. If you don’t see that when you read it, your comprehension needs help.

Rollo Tomasi March 21, 2018 at 5:27 PM

Aspirin seems to be making the case that more federal firearms laws is the magic potion which will cure perceived ills. Obviously, because there are no states that ignore federal immigration and drug laws, right?

Fred P. March 21, 2018 at 9:56 PM

Aspirin, you’ve been told time and time again..,and you fail to listen…

The Bill of Rights does NOT grant rights, nor does it grant that duty to any government agency to hand out those privileges.., as they are NOT privileges.

The BOR recognizes and enumerates those pre-existing rights.

Learn about the Constitution and Bill of Rights…and read the Federalist Papers.,,

Lies, Lies, and more Lies March 21, 2018 at 9:01 AM

The NRA doesn’t sell guns.

Original G March 21, 2018 at 10:40 AM

” “We’ve got a bunch of dumb … over there,” Salcido says in the recording, using an expletive. “Think about the people who you know who are over there — your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever — they’re dumb…. They’re not like high-level thinkers, they’re not academic people, they’re not intellectual people. They’re the freaking lowest of our low.” ” …

“A Pico Rivera teacher whose anti-military rant was caught on video and drew widespread condemnation has been terminated from his post, the school board president said.”

Do a Wikipedia search on this guy and read section “Career and controversies as educator”. Would you want your kid in his classroom?

Aspirin March 21, 2018 at 2:15 PM

I served in the US Army and Salicido is not entirely wrong, but saying it to students is a bad idea.

Original G March 21, 2018 at 3:01 PM

Aspirin … I don’t disagree.

Have a few coworkers who I refer to as “fugitives from burger king”.
An I apologize to burger king and their employees.

After reading wiki page entry “Career and controversies as educator”
am surprised the guy was still teaching.

Also wonder how many more of his type, with tenure, are out there polluting kids minds ? Is too bad most parents can’t find the time to audit classes their kids are taking.

It appears he is a Democrat and has been town’s city council member for quite a few years.

Venice March 22, 2018 at 10:23 AM

Oh yes, that’s right, aspirin. You served during the VIET NAM ERA wasn’t it? In San Ramon if I remember correctly. With surgeon, right?

Fred P. March 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM

I thought he/she taught machine guns while as a carpenter…..

Venice March 22, 2018 at 11:06 AM

Ah yes Fred, I forgot about the machine guns and that carpenter thing. Isn’t it amazing that one person had so many accomplishments in just one lifetime.
Why, if only she were a community organizer………… just imagine………

It March 23, 2018 at 12:11 AM

I have always wondered, Aspirin, just what you were teaching those machine guns. I could be wrong … wouldn’t be the first time … but don’t machine guns sorta already know pretty much what their supposed to do?

Original G March 21, 2018 at 1:51 PM

Just in case you thought Obama was running things and came up with all the ideas, … remember his war on coal ???

An Obama no teleprompter moment.

The puppet master,
Biden in 2006 All American City, Maumee, OH

More long term planning by Democrats.

Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990
“Introduced in the Senate as S.3266 by Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-DE) on October 27, 1990”

101st United States Congress January 3, 1989 – January 3, 1991
Senate Majority Democratic
House Majority Democratic

Would career politicians actually pass a law in order get children killed to promote gun regulation and eventual confiscation and to punish and industry that doesn’t contribute enough to them ? ?

Of course they wouldn’t.

“What society in human history ever gathered its children together,
then issued a public guarantee that they would be left completely undefended?” –Alex Rawls

joatmeal March 22, 2018 at 6:48 AM

“What society in human history ever gathered its children together,
then issued a public guarantee that they would be left completely undefended?” –Alex Rawls

Every society that has a school system.

Aspirin March 21, 2018 at 2:11 PM

“Fox News responded to Peters’ remarks in a statement to CNN: “Ralph Peters is entitled to his opinion despite the fact that he’s choosing to use it as a weapon in order to gain attention. We are extremely proud of our top-rated primetime hosts and all of our opinion programing.”

Yes, “opinion programming” is slanting news reports to fit whatever bias Fox is supporting, and Fox is virtually all right wing bias.

I knew Fox for what is was from its very beginning, a blatant propaganda outlet feeding an undereducated audience nonsense called “news”.

Original G March 21, 2018 at 4:42 PM

And msnbc and cnn are pure as the driven snow, truthful and unbiased ? ? ?

Simple solution, watch none of them. To little information, too many talking heads spewing slanted opinion and far too many commercials.
Not worth watching.

Prefer facts from numerous sources and many outside the USA.
There is an over concentration of USA media ownership by a very few companies. Do a search as to ownership of cable network channels.
You will be surprised.

In my opinion ownership is too concentrated and should be broken up as ATT and Standard Oil were. News like booze should be undiluted and free of opinions.

To bad Claycord isn’t nationwide, country would be better off..

Rollo Tomasi March 21, 2018 at 5:25 PM

Fox actually uses the terms “primetime hosts” and “opinion programming”. CNN does all the same things and calls it journalism. At least MSNBC is open about their bias.

Fred P. March 22, 2018 at 6:36 AM

As opposed to msnbc and cnn? You’re telling us that they’re NOT “blatant propaganda outlets feeding an undereducated audience nonsense called “news”?

Got news for ya, hypocrite. Open your eyes….

Aspirin March 22, 2018 at 8:49 AM

Original G, I agree 100%.

Kirkwood March 21, 2018 at 4:36 PM

I’m afraid Putin is playing Trump like a balalaika.

Original G March 21, 2018 at 5:16 PM

Had to look that one up, learned something. Thank-ewe

Silva March 22, 2018 at 7:35 AM

Yes thank you, Kirkwood, it was a new one for me. I watched some nice youtube videos of people playing it solo.

mtzman March 22, 2018 at 9:01 AM

LOL, I’ll give you a pass on this one, but obviously you two aren’t familiar with The Beatles’ “Back in the USSR:”

Well the Ukraine girls really knock me out
They leave the West behind
And Moscow girls make me sing and shout
That Georgia’s always on my mind

[Verse 3]
Show me round your snow-peaked mountains way down south
Take me to your daddy’s farm
Let me hear your balalaikas ringing out
Come and keep your comrade warm

I’m back in the U.S.S.R
You don’t know how lucky you are boys
Back in the U.S.S.R

Silva March 22, 2018 at 11:33 AM

LOL! I just musta put that right in my collection of song lyrics I could never figure out.😉

Jojo Potato March 22, 2018 at 12:13 PM

‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy…

Original G March 21, 2018 at 6:05 PM

“Authorities in Arizona have released dramatic dash cam footage showing the moments leading up to a self-drivingUber car’s fatal collision with a pedestrian.

The video released by Tempe police on Wednesday shows the car driving 40mph in a 45-mph zone along a relatively empty roadway last Sunday night.

As the car continues on its journey, a woman walking while rolling her bicycle is seen crossing the street.

The clip stops just a split second before impact.”

Do hope they will determine any operation of a non company authorized hand held electronic device in the vehicle.

Still have questions such as night vision capability of the forward looking sensing systems? Capabilities of individual sensors and overall operating system scan time ?

At speed of 40 mph the vehicle was traveling 58.67 feet per second.

Looking forward to NTSB report.

Dr Jellyfinger March 21, 2018 at 8:38 PM

Isn’t this more of a “Whatever” topic?
Not that I mind….. just can’t find a political angle on the story.

Original G March 21, 2018 at 8:59 PM

Guess I should have added this from my 3/19 7:55 PM post.
“Look forward to hearing comments about this fatality from CA Democrat politicians who have been pushing for autonomous vehicles.”

It March 21, 2018 at 10:20 PM

So, Uber hires convicted felons who are texting while getting paid to be the safety driver in self-driving cars? Must be some sort of liberal philosophy working model of progressive employment standards.

Dr Jellyfinger March 21, 2018 at 10:35 PM

There we go! Thanks OG…. that dovetailed nicely and now my OCD won’t keep me awake all night.

You too It.

Aspirin March 22, 2018 at 8:46 AM

This isn’t political. It is technical.

“Look forward to hearing comments about this fatality from CA Democrat politicians who have been pushing for autonomous vehicles.”

Seriously ?

Fred P. March 22, 2018 at 10:36 AM

Yes – seriously…

It’s technical – driven by politics.

Don’t bother talking to us about technology. You’ve already demonstrated your lack of knowledge on multiple other subjects….

And you’ll be run right into the ground on any discussions on technology. Being able to post on a blog doesn’t mean you kbnow anything about technology.

Aspirin March 22, 2018 at 8:43 AM

The noose tightens.

Trump’s lead defense lawyer quits.

Aspirin March 22, 2018 at 9:48 AM

In which country is a politician under criminal investigation allowed to fire those who are investigating the politician?

1. China.
2. Russia.
3. Brazil.
4. Cuba.
5. USA.

Correct answer: USA.

Fred P. March 22, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Given your anger directed towards the current administration, I’m sure you’d be much happier in China, Russia, Brazil or Cuba.

Let us know when/where to show up and help you pack.

Aspirin March 22, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Fred, I gave you the correct answer and you still answered incorrectly.

Fred P. March 22, 2018 at 4:06 PM

Apparently aspirin isn’t smart enough to understand that I didn’t “answer” the question. I’ve never seen someone so dense.

Guess I have to use smaller words or bigger crayons.

Learn how to color inside the lines yet?

Dr Jellyfinger March 22, 2018 at 10:11 PM

Or you could have asked ” In which country is a criminal investigation allowed against a politician?”

1. China.
2. Russia.
3. Brazil.
4. Cuba.
5. USA.

Correct answer: USA.

Now here is a better question:

“What crime has Trump committed?”

AlwaysBePositive March 23, 2018 at 9:26 AM

dj…no indictments don’t mean a crime hasn’t been committed. Let’s start at the violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Not a crime, but it is an impeachable offense. Let’s continue with the admitted payment of $130,000 to Stormy Daniels. Not a crime except it is. It is a clear violation of campaign finance laws. Let’s end with money laundering. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it is most likely a duck.

Aspirin March 23, 2018 at 9:28 AM

Dr. Jelly, I don’t know if Trump has committed a crime but we all know that he and his administration is under investigation for possible crimes.

Aspirin March 22, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Does more military spending ensure better conflict outcomes?

No, unless we have more intelligent decision makers calling the shots, and I don’t see evidence of that happening.

Original G March 22, 2018 at 12:01 PM

Proven by Bill Clinton and Obama, Weakness Invites Provocation.

Aspirin March 23, 2018 at 9:25 AM

And N. Korea has been nice since Trump took office?

Silva March 22, 2018 at 12:01 PM

Welp. Back to the days when we couldn’t even afford a small TV! Been there, done that! I’m going to be doing a lot less shopping, I predict. Good thing I’m stocked up pretty well.. I do have some extra weight I could stand to lose.. but it’s all for the greater good,.. so.. maga…?

AlwaysBePositive March 22, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Wasn’t it the President that was crowing about the stock market and how he was responsible for the gains it was experiencing?

Haven’t heard much from djt on that recently…

Dr Jellyfinger March 23, 2018 at 12:10 AM

Gotta experience some growing pains as Trump vies for equitable trade position enacting new tariffs and calling out China on their cheating ways. Does it surprise you? It was too predictable to be a surprise to anyone paying attention.

AlwaysBePositive March 23, 2018 at 9:21 AM

my expectations regarding djt are so low nothing surprises me anymore.

Silva March 22, 2018 at 3:32 PM

Au revoir H. R. McMaster, hello (gain) John Bolton.

Original G March 22, 2018 at 4:47 PM

With John Bolton as National Security Adviser things are about to get interesting.

Dr Jellyfinger March 23, 2018 at 12:02 AM

I was cursing Trump for passing him over as Sec. of State the first time around, still …. as National Security Advisor, Bolton will fill the bill admirably.

Aspirin March 23, 2018 at 9:29 AM

Bolton was kicked out by a Democratic Congress before and I guess we’ll have to do it again.

Silva March 23, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Woah.. 😳

Silva March 23, 2018 at 10:25 AM

I bet he’s eyeing Jeanine Pirro for the Supreme Court.

Randy March 22, 2018 at 4:01 PM

The former head of the American Nazi Party ran for the Republican nomination of Congress in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District. No Republican stepped up to oppose him.

On Tuesday, despite his vocal Holocaust denial, his anti-Semitic rhetoric, and his white supremacist views, 20,339 Illinois Republicans, according to preliminary totals, cast their ballots for Arthur Jones.

Original G March 22, 2018 at 4:43 PM

Perhaps just a little research would avoid embarrassment.

Last time a a Republican won election in Illinois’s 3rd congressional district was in 1973.

Why would a serious Republican candidate waste their time, effort and money running for office there? Especially after it was redistricted in 2011.

Jones has zero chance of winning and is probably only doing it to satisfy a highly over inflated ego. An Republican party has publicly disavowed him.

Venice March 22, 2018 at 5:33 PM

Once again blurring the line btwn ignorance and stupidity, huh.

AlwaysBePositive March 23, 2018 at 9:19 AM

og…what’s your point? Over 20,000 Repubs still voted for a Nazi.

Original G March 23, 2018 at 10:13 AM

AlwaysBePositive … Consider those votes protest against Democrats after all he was only one in Republican column.

Liberal media spins protest votes and willing shills parrot.

Wanna cracker ?

Fred P. March 23, 2018 at 11:36 AM

@abp… and how many Democrats votes for him? Be accurate now and show your proof.

AlwaysBePositive March 23, 2018 at 4:53 PM

fp…let’s start with the fact that this election was a Republican primary. Yes, it is possible that some Dems could have gone to the polls, stated that they were Republicans and voted. Are you really going to try to say that a substantial number of Democrats voted for this self-identified Nazi that was the Republican candidate?

Original G March 22, 2018 at 5:22 PM

(4 horsemen) McConnell, Ryan, Schumer and Pelosi came up with a 1.3 TRILLION dollar spending bill giving members less than 18 hours to review the 2,000 page plus bill before scheduling the vote.
The bill was a almost the size of the Obamacare.

Plus FED raised rates and people are mystified why markets goes down.

Let us hope FED will not repeat the stupidity of the debacle Greenspan started of raising rates June 2004 to July 2006 from 1% to over 5% only to lower down to 0.09% in December 2008.

What was surprising Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari voting this meting to hike rates. Looking forward to reading his message of explanation as to why he voted in the affirmative.

What will GDP prediction be tomorrow out of Atlanta FED ?

AlwaysBePositive March 23, 2018 at 9:18 AM

You can leave Schumer and Pelosi out of this one. One good thing, it looks like the Dickey Amendment (1996) restricting the CDC from doing research on gun violence as a public health issue has been removed.

Aspirin March 23, 2018 at 9:23 AM

The DJIA is down due to Trump’s tariffs on China.

Aspirin March 23, 2018 at 9:21 AM

John Bolton is back ??!!! Why are we recycling the trash ?

This guy has made one bad move after the other, start with supporting the Iraq War and almost every right wing lunatic fringe organization..

Hard-line diplomacy is Bolton’s stock in trade and that may have worked around WW II but not today.

Watch our effectiveness in managing foreign affairs drop even further.

Original G March 23, 2018 at 10:24 AM

Back in 2005 Democrats filibustered as method to obstruct a Republican President. You still remember who was President then ?

If today’s Senate rules had been in effect then petulant immature behavior of Democrats would not have had no effect and his approval would have been assured.

Have wondered do Democrat politicians get their immature arritude from those who vote for them or is it the other way round ?

Aspirin March 23, 2018 at 11:32 AM

Just like the GOP refusing to consider Obama’s selection to replace Scalia on the Court.

Aspirin March 23, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Whoa ! I just realized it.
Your darling Donald IS the new swamp in Washington.

Fred P. March 23, 2018 at 5:16 PM

Wow, aspirin… you really would be happier in China or Russia.

Time for you to leave.

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