Claycord – Talk About Politics

April 13, 2018 19:10 pm · 232 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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NunYa April 13, 2018 at 7:20 PM

Hillary for Prison 2018!

#AllClintonsGoToJail

Badge1104 April 13, 2018 at 8:01 PM

Agreed! This is why all the Liberals and the Democrats are chasing every
newly made up scandal about Trump because they’re trying to divert the real issue of all of Clintons lying and cheating and Corruption on a grand scale!

Local April 13, 2018 at 8:52 PM

RNC fundraiser resigns after report of $1.6 million Playmate payoff

GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy‘s departure follows reports that in 2017 President Donald Trump’s attorney negotiated a $1.6 million payment on Broidy’s behalf to a Playboy Playmate who said that Broidy had impregnated her.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/13/rnc-deputy-finance-chair-broidy-resigns-522867

Nunya April 14, 2018 at 7:22 AM

Like I said below, Bill Clinton is a rapist and Hillary Clinton intimidated the victims.

slagheap April 14, 2018 at 9:05 AM

you must be running scared for POTUS right about now. the fbi and southern district, new york, DA have everything now, including recordings. they raided his best and most trusted attorney and fixer’s office, his home, his hotel room, a storage locker, and safe deposit box. they carted away all computers, his phones, all the files, everything. everything, going back a decade or more. all of it.

Nunya April 14, 2018 at 10:01 AM

“you”? you mean me? Nope. Just the culmination of a years wasted public money’s. The witch hunt is likely coming to an end, and little to show. Really nothing, as the charge was collusion, and so far no one has shown that his campaign has done that. So no this is likely just about the end.

What will you liberals whine about now? His hair? Maybe you can investigate his collusion with hair care industry… LOL

mtzman April 15, 2018 at 2:28 PM

Yeah, that’s it, 1104, but in case you’re too old to remember, Bill Clinton left office 17 years ago, Hilary left the State Department five years ago. I think we’re over them by now …

AlwaysBePositive April 15, 2018 at 4:01 PM

ny…Your cause is a loser. In America, there is a process to imprison people (even the president), you don’t have enough time left. Try again.

Local April 13, 2018 at 7:28 PM

The FBI raided Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s office — and it looks like it came off a tip from Mueller

The FBI raided President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen’s Manhattan office on Monday.

The raid came after special counsel Robert Mueller provided the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York with information.

The Washington Post reported that Cohen is being investigated for possible bank fraud and campaign-finance violations.
http://www.businessinsider.com/michael-cohen-fbi-raids-trump-lawyer-office-stormy-daniels-2018-4

Dorothy April 13, 2018 at 8:19 PM

“Thank you, and be kind to each other.”

Dr Jellyfinger April 13, 2018 at 8:48 PM

Stuff it Dorothy…. you and your little dog too!

Minkman April 13, 2018 at 10:44 PM

That is some funny stuff dr. J! Thank you.

Original G April 13, 2018 at 8:29 PM

‘Obama’s staff is taking over Silicon Valley’

“But so many members of Obama’s administration have gone to San Francisco that one former political official now in the tech industry likened it to American expats hanging out in Paris after World War I.”
http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/11/technology/obama-staff-silicon-valley/

Back this one back to 19:00 min mark.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGiiQUMaShw&feature=youtu.be&t=1193

After watching the video above makes gravity of what is said in video below important. Source of data Democrats got and where they may have done their data mining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIA1lQBqH1s
Editorial
‘Facebook Needs To Answer For How It Helped Obama Win In 2012’
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/the-one-privacy-breach-facebook-still-hasnt-owned-up-to/

Nunya April 14, 2018 at 7:18 AM

Seems just like when Rahm Emanuel went to Chicago. He worked for Barback Hussien Obama until he left to screw up (worse) the poor citizens there.

slagheap April 13, 2018 at 8:36 PM

from mcclatchy news, washington bureau, 4/13/16 p.m: ( !!! )
mueller’s team has evidence michael cohen did indeed secretly visit prague in late summer 2016 ( as described in the steele dossier, ) despite repeated vehement denials by both cohen & the white house. if you’ve been staying abreast of the the ” witch hunt ” investigation, you know this is big. if you need to fill in some gaps, here’s the piece in detail:
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article208870264.html

slagheap April 14, 2018 at 8:52 AM

all major news outlets confirming the story this a.m. ( 4/14. )
this is a major stepping stone on the path towards the smoking gun that will prove collusion between the trump campaign and the russian government. cohen & the white house cooked up a big lie ( complete with tweeted photos, ) about no such trip ever taking place, thus in their minds, disproving the steele dossier. well, GUESS WHAT?

Silva April 14, 2018 at 9:45 AM

It’ll be an interesting next couple of weeks.

Wag that dog!

Venice April 14, 2018 at 10:09 AM

There are no words for the atrocities that you and your ilk spew here.
……but even if it were true, collusion isn’t a crime. If it was your idol The Beast would be in prison. A grateful nation is fortunate she lost.

Silva April 16, 2018 at 2:22 PM

Oh jeez, what is he going to bomb now.

Local April 13, 2018 at 8:53 PM

Former Trump Tower doorman speaks out about $30,000 payment for story about Trump allegedly fathering a child out of wedlock

Dino Sajudin, a former Trump Tower doorman, dismissed claims that he made up a story about an extramarital affair between President Donald Trump and an unnamed woman in the 1980s.

The National Enquirer reportedly paid the doorman $US30,000 to keep quiet about a story that Trump fathered a child with another woman while he was married.
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/trump-fathered-child-out-of-wedlock-trump-tower-doorman-2018-4

NunYa April 14, 2018 at 2:20 AM

Bill Clinton is a rapist. Hillary intimated the victims.

Nunya April 14, 2018 at 2:33 AM

Bill Clinton is a rapist and Hillary Clinton intimated the victims.

slagheap April 14, 2018 at 9:10 AM

it’s a pattern going back many, many, years. new yorkers have been on to this guy for decades, that’s why he went west. he needed new suckers, and he found some. not to worry, all the dope on payoffs and cover ups are now in the hands of the new york, southern district, DA.

Dr Jellyfinger April 14, 2018 at 9:40 AM

I think you meant “intimidated”

If Hillary “intimated” the victims… well, that’s kind of perverted too!

Original G April 13, 2018 at 9:06 PM

“US President Donald Trump announced late Friday that a joint US-British-French operation had been launched on Syria, targeting the “criminal” regime of Bashar Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians and to deter him from doing it again.

Loud explosions lit up the skies over the Syrian capital as Trump announced the airstrikes.

“A short time ago, I ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad,” Trump said in a primetime televised address to the nation.”
https://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-us-strikes-on-syria-in-concert-with-uk-france-are-now-underway/

Weakness Invites Provocation.
Obama’s RED LINE …..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz4f6XuqOdo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6ePJXR216c

President Ronald Reagan 1986
… “We Americans are slow to anger. We always seek peaceful avenues before resorting to the use of force, and we did. We tried quiet diplomacy, public condemnation, economic sanctions and demonstrations of military force – none succeeded. Despite our repeated warnings, Qaddafi continued his reckless policy of intimidation, his relentless pursuit of terror.

He counted on America to be passive. He counted wrong. I warned that there should be no place on earth where terrorists can rest and train and practice their deadly skills. I meant it. I said that we would act with others if possible and alone if necessary to insure that terrorists have no sanctuary anywhere.

Tonight we have. Thank you, and God bless you.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5fOq9PYp8A

slagheap April 14, 2018 at 8:47 AM

ha, ha, ha. you’ve replaced tfoksis ( whatever, ) as my favorite claycord poster!
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mission-accomplished-revisited/

Aspirin April 13, 2018 at 9:29 PM

Bombing Syria will have no effect whatsoever.

Original G April 13, 2018 at 9:51 PM

It WILL have an effect.

Recall what happened After President Reagan got attention of Muammar Gaddafi ? Code named Operation El Dorado Canyon 15 April 1986.
After President Reagan rattled his cage the little idiot behaved.

An there’s a little half pint over in North Korea paying attention to what President Trump is doing too.

Dr Jellyfinger April 13, 2018 at 10:33 PM

That was a real pain in the ass for Mohamar G!

Nunya April 14, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Aspirin or local, they are after all the same person. LOL

mtzman April 15, 2018 at 2:23 PM

Recall what happened the first time Trump launched missile strikes against Syria …

Aspirin April 13, 2018 at 9:38 PM

GOP dirt keeps flowing uphill.

Where will it stop?

Alfred E. Newman April 13, 2018 at 10:02 PM

Immnectarine the Presentiment.

Local April 13, 2018 at 10:30 PM

Paul “Mr. Responsible Balanced Budgets Guy” Ryan Created a Trillion-Dollar Deficit and Then Quit

For years and years, Rep. Paul Ryan’s self-projected “thing” was that he was a geeky budget wonk who was gravely, gravely concerned about the American government’s unsustainable fiscal future. Liberal critics, meanwhile, have claimed for almost as long that Ryan’s vaunted plans to balance the budget were baloney and that his only actual interest was in passing massive tax cuts for high earners and corporations. Now that he’s leaving Congress after having just passed major tax legislation and a budget as Speaker of the House during a period of total Republican control over the federal government, we can finally determine who was right.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/04/paul-ryan-balanced-budget-wonk-created-trillion-dollar-deficit-and-then-quit.html

Nunya April 14, 2018 at 7:20 AM

Funny when DemoKrats do this, you people celebrate.

Aspirin April 15, 2018 at 12:27 PM

I think the point is the massive hypocrisy infecting the GOP these days.

It is supposed to be the deficit killer.

Local April 14, 2018 at 1:14 AM

Trump Tax Plan: 80 Percent Of Economic Gains Will End Up Going To Foreigners

“We heard statement after statement about how this tax plan would be great for American workers but the analysis is clear,” Van Hollen told Newsweek. “When this thing kicks in, 80 cents of every dollar [gained from the tax plan] will go to foreigners and not American workers. That’s a stunning number.”
http://www.newsweek.com/republican-tax-plan-donald-trump-cbo-884129

Aspirin April 14, 2018 at 9:18 AM

Inflation is up this year. This subtracts from real gains from tax reductions.

Nunya April 14, 2018 at 10:04 AM

They must be off their meds, as they are posting on their own dual personalities. LOL

Wrigleygum April 14, 2018 at 7:04 AM

Good to see Trump has the balls to go after Assad regime and hopefully won’t back down on another strike as the pansies in Congress have a meltdown over them not having control making decisions on it.

Nunya April 14, 2018 at 7:19 AM

Unlike Obama who set a red line then dumped the choice on Congress knowing all along they’d do nothing (like always).

Randy April 14, 2018 at 9:08 AM

Yea what took him so long. Not the first time citizens were gassed. Putin say no?.

Aspirin April 14, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Trump’s useless bombing will have no effect on the Assad regime.

Haven’t you learned anything from our past attempts at bomb diplomacy?

Rollo Tomasi April 14, 2018 at 9:00 PM

Uh oh – looks like it’s time for a Team Lefty Loon meeting. Better get your groupthink squared away.

AlwaysBePositive April 15, 2018 at 4:08 PM

w…There is a Constitutional role for Congress in the application of the US military’s force. And what exactly do you mean by pansies?

n…President Obama respected the role Congress plays by not pretending that striking Assad would be related to the use of force agreement related to Isis and Al-Queda. Big talking Congress wouldn’t go on record, so the strike didn’t happen.

Aspirin April 14, 2018 at 9:13 AM

Trump: “Mission accomplished”.

Where have we heard THAT before?

Oh, wait. I remember the GW Bush banner “Mission Accomplished”, and then we proceeded into the Iraq War lasting 10 years.

Dr Jellyfinger April 14, 2018 at 9:48 AM

Aspirin, do you know what the difference is between completing a mission & winning a war?

Wrigleygum April 14, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Apparently, no he doesn’t.

AlwaysBePositive April 15, 2018 at 4:08 PM

dj&w…Do you know what the mission is?

Dr Jellyfinger April 14, 2018 at 9:55 AM

GOP launches “lyinComey” site. Lol!

https://lyincomey.com/

Dr Jellyfinger April 14, 2018 at 11:28 AM
slagheap April 14, 2018 at 5:25 PM

i believe the editor of the daily wire is ben shapiro, yes? otherwise known as ” milo yiannopoulos lite. “

Dr Jellyfinger April 14, 2018 at 10:32 PM

Are you disputing the stats? Do you have evidence any of it is incorrect? Enlighten us!

AlwaysBePositive April 15, 2018 at 4:11 PM

dj…can you show me anywhere in that article that it talks about expenses? Can’t crow about one without disclosing the other…

Captain Spanky April 14, 2018 at 1:39 PM

When you’ve been a criminal-conman for most of your adult life, you hire a lawyer to cover up lies and crimes and down right willing to commit crimes to get you out of hot water.

Michael Cohen is going to sing like a canary 🐥🐥Can’t imagine anyone willing to spent time in prison for Trump.

BWAHAHA BWAHAHA BWAHAHA

Nunya April 14, 2018 at 9:57 PM

What is he going to sing about? Paying someone to not talk, is that illegal? If it is, isn’t the person who took the money also guilty?

Question: How do know when you are talking to a liberal?
Answer: They reject anything you say, when it doesn’t match what they have been told. Then call you a racist to try and shut you up.

P.S. They also slow down on the freeway when they get Facebook updates. You know, when a car is passing you and then for no apparent reason they slow down. Then without any warning they speed up and fly by you. Liberal.

mtzman April 15, 2018 at 2:21 PM

Why, yes, it is illegal if not reported as a campaign contribution when one of the parties is a presidential candidate.

AlwaysBePositive April 15, 2018 at 4:14 PM

n…it is also illegal in a number of states to record someone without their knowledge (unless you have legal authorization)

Why Disclose April 14, 2018 at 3:49 PM

Local,
Please explain why it’s so necessary to publicly bring up the 1.6 million dollar payment made by someone not involved in the Mueller investigation? Who and why was it leaked?

Dr Jellyfinger April 14, 2018 at 5:11 PM

Captain Spanky furian?

Taggit April 15, 2018 at 10:35 AM

Sorta looks that way, doesn’t it.

slagheap April 14, 2018 at 5:15 PM

Whoopsies! Cohen’s lawyers went to court to in an attempt to suppress some evidence obtained in the raids, but instead they got a big surprise from the bench:
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/13/michael-cohen-hearing-fbi-raid-522053

Rollo Tomasi April 14, 2018 at 8:58 PM

You throw shade at an earlier comment for including a link to a Daily Wire article, then follow that up with a link from Politco.com? That’s some funny s**t.

Original G April 15, 2018 at 12:02 AM

‘Feds to audit CA high-speed rail project as funding flounders’

… “California’s high-speed rail project is facing an audit from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s as costs continue to climb.

The inspector general’s audit, announced Thursday, will examine the Federal Railroad Administration’s oversight of nearly $3.5 billion in federal grant money awarded to the project.”…

“At issue will be whether the FRA has enforced project performance requirements, but that will still point out the lack of progress California has made despite all of the cash it received:”
https://hotair.com/archives/2018/04/14/feds-audit-ca-high-speed-rail-project-funding-flounders/

Well now based on how well building HALF a bridge was done, 10 years late and $5 Billion over budget . . . .

Randy April 15, 2018 at 7:59 AM

Not uncommon. Feds audit all money they send out So do states. And yes they audit performance on all. Not a story. Question is do you want then NOT to sudit?

Aspirin April 15, 2018 at 9:42 AM

We would like to see an accounting of the $$costs incurred defending useless lawsuits against high speed rail.

Original G April 15, 2018 at 9:58 AM

CA high speed rail is a joke.

2016
“New bullet train plan delays opening of the first leg by three years”
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-bullet-plan-20160304-story.html

2018
“New Business Plan for California High-Speed Rail Slices Through San Joaquin Valley at Much Higher Cost to Taxpayers”
http://cchsra.org/category/public-accountability/

Have not heard of other countries planning on using moonbeams high speed rail, have you ?

“Super-fast transport system could cut 310 mile trip from Helsinki to Stockholm to 28 minutes”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3676845/Is-Hyperloop-coming-Europe-Super-fast-transport-cut-310-mile-trip-Helsinki-Stockholm-28-minutes.html

“Russia gets on board the Hyperloop”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3655109/Russia-gets-board-Hyperloop-Government-invests-Elon-Musk-s-high-speed-transport-system.html

“Organisers suggest the Dubai-Abu to Dhabi travel time by Hyperloop would be only 12 minutes”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3915822/Dubai-Hyperloop-One-study-potential-Abu-Dhabi-line.html

“Hyperloop: Three European countries plan routes for Elon Musk’s 700mph train”
https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/hyperloop-three-european-countries-plan-routes-elon-musks-700mph-train-1548778

“Hyperloop One reveals 10 winning proposals after year-long search – and they plan to have three running by 2021”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4885656/Hyperloop-One-reveals-10-potential-routes-world.html

Face it, about the only thing CA democrat politicians are good at is taking care of those who give them campaign contributions and unions who give them money and votes.

Plug should have been pulled on CA high speed rail over six years ago.
” Buyers’ remorse for California’s ‘bullet train to nowhere’ ”
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9310511/Buyers-remorse-for-Californias-bullet-train-to-nowhere.html

Private for profit companies have an incentive to deliver and show a profit.

“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/

Aspirin April 15, 2018 at 12:16 PM

Why does the future scare the knuckledraggers?

Elwood April 15, 2018 at 3:12 PM

“Why does the future scare the knuckledraggers?”

Hundreds of years from now people will gape at the uncompleted concrete above ground railroad overpasses and wonder what the hell they were for. The Stonehenge of the future.

Randy April 15, 2018 at 9:38 AM

Koch brothers will save 1 BILLION a year with the tax giveaway. How’s that new fishing reel look now?

Aspirin April 15, 2018 at 9:43 AM

Most everyone else will save around $40/week before taxes, which will help to pay the water usage bill.

Original G April 15, 2018 at 10:34 AM

Can see how low information folk, who view lotto scratchers as retirement planning, could be upset with a tax cut benefiting the rich considering percentage of taxes they pay.

“The top 1 percent, indeed, pay a much bigger share of federal income taxes than the entire bottom 90 percent of income earners, who pay only 29.1 percent of federal income taxes, while earning 53 percent of national income. That means as well that the top 1 percent pay a bigger share of income taxes than the entire middle class combined, defined as the middle 20 percent of income earners.”
http://observer.com/2017/08/income-tax-reform-top-one-percent/

Democrat politicians and their lapdog media perpetuate anger and jealousy of the rich to get low intellect voter votes. It is in the interest of Democrat politicians to perpetuate income inequality.

I’ll bet you think we have too many rich people in America.
Dare you to watch this video all the way thru.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTLwANVtnkA

Rollo Tomasi April 15, 2018 at 10:52 AM

So what? Don’t be jealous, Randy. It’s unbecoming.

Randy April 15, 2018 at 12:12 PM

Og who cares how much they pay? Or the percent they pay of the total.

You want a thriving economy cut the middle class rate to 1 percent. It’s how much the middle class pays that will drive the economy. It amazes me how easily you are hoodwinked.

Aspirin April 15, 2018 at 12:23 PM

As a percentage of real income, without the tax dodges that the rich use (offshore accounts, phony investment claims, untaxed foreign income, property writeoffs called “business expense”, multiple bankrupcies) the 1% pay less than the poor schmuck who can’t deduct his full mortgage interest anymore.

Elwood April 15, 2018 at 3:18 PM

“Tax evasion is the illegal evasion of taxes by individuals, corporations, and trusts. … In contrast, tax avoidance is the legal use of tax laws to reduce one’s tax burden.” –Wikipedia

Gee they don’t agree with Aspirin, the world’s foremost authority.

How can that be?

Captain Bebops April 15, 2018 at 9:51 AM

If you have Netflix check out the documentary “Homeland – Iraq Year Zero”. It’s a two episode series of home movies made by a family. Part one is before the bombing of Iraq by the US in 2003 as the family prepares (includes what they were subjected to by Saddam) and part two what they were subjected to by the invading US. Not quite the home movies many might make around here as the family member who shot most of it worked in Iraq’s media industry. It’s a very interesting documentary.

https://www.netflix.com/watch/80152556

Original G April 15, 2018 at 10:20 AM

Democrat’ created hostile business environment in CA drives another business out of California. JetSuite which started up in 2016 flies into and out of Buchanan Field.

“California-based charter airline JetSuite plans 100-plane fleet, move to DFW”
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2018/04/12/california-based-charter-airline-jetsuite-plans-100-plane-fleet-move-dfw

“The top executive of a Southern California private charter airline says the Golden State’s hostile business environment propelled his company’s decision to relocate to Texas.”
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2018/04/14/not-viewed-enemy-propels-california-companys-move-texas-says-ceo/

Aspirin April 15, 2018 at 12:11 PM

Still, the greatest state in the Union.

Go figure.

Captain Bebops April 15, 2018 at 1:33 PM

I found this state very weird when I moved here from Washington state. For one thing a lot of the laws on owning a business seemed to have been created by the “big boys” who didn’t want any competition or by businesses who lobbied to make businesses do things that would profit them which might have been more easily done via state agency (like registering a fictitious business name) . Then there were other laws that might have been created by over exuberant Sinclairites decades ago. I’ve always maintained keep your ducks lined up and argue with the bureaucrats because they will back down.

Elwood April 15, 2018 at 3:22 PM

“Still, the greatest state in the Union.”

Commonly known as Taxifornia.

I really dig paying high taxes to provide benefits for illegal aliens and other indigents.

Original G April 15, 2018 at 10:21 AM

When did you start watching fox news ?

Rollo Tomasi April 15, 2018 at 10:53 AM

It’s clearly working better than CNN fiction.

Aspirin April 15, 2018 at 12:14 PM

I sometimes watch Fox just to see how it dances around the subject of Russians interfering in our election.

A real comedy sometimes.

Pass the popcorn.

Rollo Tomasi April 15, 2018 at 4:09 PM

Why don’t I ever hear about US meddling in foreign elections on CNN? It’s happened over and over again, yet somehow Russia trying to influence our election is the end of the world. Shouldn’t we hold ourselves to the same high standards we expect of foreign countries?

mtzman April 16, 2018 at 12:25 AM

I agree, but it’s not CNN to blame. American interference in other country’s elections was going on long before CNN was just a twinkle in Ted Turner’s eyes …

Dr Jellyfinger April 16, 2018 at 9:16 AM

FOX is busier reporting on real Russian ships full of tanks heading for Syria rather than on fictional Russian “collusion” .

Rollo Tomasi April 16, 2018 at 9:29 AM

@mtzman – it’s pretty common knowledge. I wish someone would educate Aspirin.

BTW, I’m not sure what you mean by CNN is not to blame. I wasn’t blaming CNN for US meddling. Are you saying I can’t blame them for lack of coverage of same? I’ve seen at least one talking head at FOX cover it in detail.

mtzman April 16, 2018 at 10:35 AM

RT, I mentioned CNN because you singled it out. When I first saw your post, I immediately thought of the Shah of Iran in the early 1950s and the Allende overthrow in the 1970s, both of which predate CNN and Fox News. I probably couldn’t point you right away to CNN coverage of those historical events — or the many other examples out there — but I am quite sure they were covered in retrospect at some point by all the major media outlets.

Rollo Tomasi April 16, 2018 at 12:07 PM

@mtzman – fair enough. I only mentioned CNN because it is the logical foil to FOX, which apparently gives Aspirin nightmares and was singled out by Aspirin.

Captain Spanky April 15, 2018 at 12:21 PM

Presidential Quotes

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. – Harry S Trumen

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country. – John F Kennedy

Do I look like a guy who needs hookers? – Trump

Rollo Tomasi April 15, 2018 at 4:36 PM

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” – William Jefferson Clinton

Dr Jellyfinger April 15, 2018 at 6:53 PM

Decades of record illegal immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for African-American and Latino workers. We are going to have an immigration system that works, but one that works for the American people.

D. Trump

Captain Spanky April 15, 2018 at 6:59 PM

How about this line Rollo Tomasi

‘I met with the president of the Virgin Islands’ – Trump

Dr Jellyfinger April 15, 2018 at 7:36 PM

My opponent asks her supporters to recite a three-word loyalty pledge. It reads, ‘I’m With Her.’ I choose to recite a different pledge. My pledge reads, ‘I’m with you – the American people.’
Donald Trump

Venice April 15, 2018 at 8:05 PM

“If you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan”
oBozo The Clown

Venice April 15, 2018 at 8:08 PM

“Healthcare premiums for families of four will be $2,500.00 cheaper”
oBozo The Clown

Rollo Tomasi April 16, 2018 at 9:23 AM

“Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.” – Barack Hussin Obama

So what have we established? Philandering and a tenuous-at-best grasp of the truth and/or facts started long before the current resident of the White House arrived. Thanks for playing.

Rollo Tomasi April 18, 2018 at 10:48 AM

Hey Randy – Squirrel!!

AlwaysBePositive April 15, 2018 at 4:22 PM

Rachel Maddow surpasses Hannity in viewership. Another sign of the coming change in congressional leadership? The one I prefer is looking at is the leading Republican in his district. Check out Paul Nehlen, a white supremacist who has been banned from Twitter.

Dr Jellyfinger April 15, 2018 at 6:56 PM

On January 21st of 2017, the day after I take the oath of office, Americans will finally wake up in a country where the laws of the United States are enforced. We are going to be considerate and compassionate to everyone. But my greatest compassion will be for our own struggling citizens.

Donald Trump

AlwaysBePositive April 15, 2018 at 11:44 PM

ct…I was talking about his political platform, not that he shouldn’t be allowed to run.

Wasn’t Diana Ross the Supremest?

Dr Jellyfinger April 15, 2018 at 7:32 PM

Hillary Clinton has perfected the politics of personal profit and theft. She ran the State Department like her own personal hedge fund – doing favors for oppressive regimes, and many others, in exchange for cash.
Donald Trump

AlwaysBePositive April 16, 2018 at 11:13 AM

Another djt lie. Without anything to prove it, you can place it along the claim that his inauguration crowd was bigger than President Obama’s.

Rollo Tomasi April 16, 2018 at 12:29 PM

Fortunately for Hillary, donations from Saudi Arabia and Qatar went directly to the Clinton Foundation which isn’t required to divulge donors or amounts. So while Trump’s statement can’t be proven, if there existed evidence to the contrary it would be splashed all over the mainstream media. There is, however, far more evidence of pay for play to Hillary than there is of Trump/Russia collusion.

AlwaysBePositive April 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM

rt…I’m wondering how you know how much evidence there is against djt. I would also suggest to you that if you have evidence of a chargeable crime (not political…actual) you should let someone know. I see no current evidence of any charges being brought against her, or her underlings. Where are we now with djt? Oh yeah…multiple charges and convictions. You’re right, they are almost exactly alike! (not)

Rollo Tomasi April 16, 2018 at 4:19 PM

You don’t really read very well, do you? Where did I claim there are chargeable crimes attributable to Hillary Clinton? Trump’s claims cannot be proven, or debunked, because of the nature of the donations to the Clinton Foundation – yet you dismiss them outright as lies. Here’s the analysis by your buddies at Politifact:

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/jul/07/fact-checking-donations-clinton-foundation/

Maybe those Saudi and Qatari regimes aren’t really oppressive. Maybe they’re just misunderstood.

Nice wedding they threw for Chelsea though…

Dr Jellyfinger April 16, 2018 at 5:11 PM

FBI is currently investigating the Clinton Foundation, maybe those agents will do an actual investigation instead of a Comey style coverup this time.

Aspirin April 17, 2018 at 8:05 AM

Welcome to politics, American-style, where a bankrupt, lying, cheat can call his opponent “crooked”, wants her sent to “jail” and staffs his administration with revolving door failures.

AlwaysBePositive April 17, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Rollo Tomasi April 18, 2018 at 10:46 AM

ABP – So what? You made the claim that Trump is/was lying about Hillary and pay for play. I argued that his claims can neither be proven nor debunked, and provided support from Politifact. You then counter with a link to inauguration crowds? It’s like debating with a second grader. OK, Trump lied about his inauguration crowd. That’s not the topic, is it?

Disclosure April 15, 2018 at 9:41 PM

What’s up Local? Can’t you find some website to answer my questions ?

Original G April 16, 2018 at 2:51 PM

This might get interesting, California is now not sending National Guard troops to the border.

Aww, knickers all in a twist ’cause moonbeam can’t tell President Trump how to use “his” National Guard troops used . . .

Should we start a pool to guess which CA politician will be first to be perp walked by Federal Marshalls.
………………….

Unions and their members should take a long hard look at Democrats they give money to and vote for. Does talking about a possible large project really all it takes to get money and votes out of Unions ? ? ?

Has your Union’s membership shrunk or grown of late ?

An how can the ever increasing number of anti business laws and regulations in CA be good for Unions membership in the long run ?

Unions and their members should start looking ahead for LONG term.
Especially if you want Union jobs available for your kids are old enough.

Dr Jellyfinger April 16, 2018 at 5:17 PM

So…. when the illegal immigrants come, they will concentrate on entering the USA at the California border with Mexico. Nice going Jerky Brown.

Randy April 16, 2018 at 6:27 PM

400 was way to many.

Covfee April 16, 2018 at 10:42 PM

“[N]ow not sending” implies that California was already sending troops to the border, which is not true. The Governor has a fair point, the National Guard is neither Border Patrol or ICE, and should not be used as such. The President is fully capable of ordering the National Guard to be used on the border, but then the Federal government has to pay for it.

Do you seriously believe that Union members would think that the GOP has their best interests at heart? The constant national push by the GOP for Right-to-Work legislation, the privatization of government (generally union) jobs, Janus v AFSCME… Clearly the GOP are deeply concerned with ensuring Union members flourish.

AlwaysBePositive April 17, 2018 at 7:47 AM

og…your proposal that union members would be better served by Republicans is laughable.

Original G April 17, 2018 at 5:26 PM

AlwaysBePositive … Try reading just the black print.
What the black print actually says.

At what point did I suggest Republicans would be better ? ? ? ?

Have been member of a national Union going on 45 years.
When I started CA Democrats were not anti business as they are today.

Legislature and some unelected bureaucrats seem to be in a perpetual duel of trying to out liberal each other. Union members and their officials need to have conversations with these people about future of CA if they want their kids to be able to get Union jobs.

Democrat politicians in this state need a wake up call ! ! !

AlwaysBePositive April 17, 2018 at 9:55 PM

og…In a two-party system when you rail against one party, I inferred you favored the other party. One disconnect could be our understanding of union jobs. The unions of 45 years ago are not the unions of today. Mfg and trades are declining across America, services are on the rise. More lower paying jobs are union members than ever. It appears that SCOTUS is prepared to drive another nail in organized labors coffin with an expected ruling supporting union ‘freeloaders’.

Dr Jellyfinger April 16, 2018 at 8:39 PM

I think the reason all the liberals are so nut flustered is because they aren’t getting enough sleep …. that messes with brain function.
It’s all because “My Pillow” advertises on the conservative radio stations & on FOX News too, so libs won’t buy it & are doomed to get a poor night’s sleep on inferior cushions. Lol! Have a nice night insomnicrats!

Minkman April 16, 2018 at 9:41 PM

Liberals are funny. Unless they are not trying to be. Which would just make them stupid. Hmmm. I wonder which one it is.

Aspirin April 17, 2018 at 7:57 AM

It’s funny.

Elwood April 17, 2018 at 2:07 PM

“It’s funny”

As in funny peculiar. They have no sense of humor.

Aspirin April 18, 2018 at 9:13 AM

“Peculiar” works too. I like it.

I also liked “Cheers”, especially the early episodes with Diane.

That proves that I do have a sense of humor.

Aspirin April 17, 2018 at 7:56 AM

Here’s educational news for the knuckledraggers: We already have border protection by an outfit called the US Border Patrol.

Elwood April 17, 2018 at 2:08 PM

Thank you, Stater of the Obvious!

What would we do without you?

Aspirin April 18, 2018 at 9:12 AM

Pass it on to Trump, and thanks.

He is apparently unaware.

Randy April 17, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Hannity is a slime ball and a liar. If. It doesn’t make sense it’s not true. Will the woman paid on his behalf please come forward.

Elwood April 17, 2018 at 2:09 PM

Randy dear, you have a separate reality.

Randy April 17, 2018 at 4:13 PM

Fox will fire him as soon as the details come out.

Venice April 17, 2018 at 4:41 PM

Thanks for keeping hate and ignorance alive and well.
Good job randy

Nunya April 17, 2018 at 5:55 PM

Wow, good point. Thanks Randy for showing how the left, you, preaches tolerance but practices burning witches at the stake.

#MakeAmericaGreatAgain

Aspirin April 18, 2018 at 9:11 AM

I have inadvertently followed Hannity’s tenure at Fox and he is a true propagandist unafraid to adjust whichever reality fits the need.

It is no wonder that Trump likes him.

Taggit April 17, 2018 at 2:18 PM

It’s just amazing the attention the media is giving a broke-down ho and her ho-chasing attorneys. Why is anybody in the media even giving Stormy Daniels five minutes of coverage? Is this her retirement plan? Must be because it doesn’t look like she’s got much left going for her in the porn department. Oh right! Liberals like this kind of trashy, titillating reportage. It gives them a thrill!

Taggit April 17, 2018 at 11:50 PM

Then, of course, Democrats will have to review Storny Daniels’ “body of work” to determne her credibility before they decide how to proceed. There’s method to their madness.

Randy April 18, 2018 at 8:01 AM

Trump’s already done that. Check with him.

Aspirin April 18, 2018 at 9:08 AM

The GOP doesn’t take a back seat to anyone in the hooker dept.

Taggit April 18, 2018 at 12:04 PM

Democrats have dredged this one up for a reason … they enjoy thoroughly “investigating” this type of thing. They’ll get lots of mileage out of it until we all eventually discover nothing actually happened.

Nunya April 17, 2018 at 5:06 PM

So the latest idea from liberals is to give the vote to 16 year olds. Hilarious I say. So kids are still in High School should have an equal to say to those who are working full-time for a living. Give me a break. The best part is the justification. They say because these kids are already raising families they should be able to vote. So let me get this straight. Because two horny teenagers have unprotected sex, they are the right people to make make decisions which impact others? Wow, the left is really desperate for voters. They must be so scared the president Trump is going get rid of most of the illegal aliens that they have find some other group who is naive enough to blinding vote Democrat.

AlwaysBePositive April 17, 2018 at 9:44 PM

n…16 year olds can pre register to vote when they turn 18 years old. Also, non-citizens are not eligible to vote. Perhaps djt should form a taxpayer funded commission to investigate the huge issue America has with fraudulent voting.

Original G April 17, 2018 at 11:51 PM

“The Washington suburb of College Park, Md., on Tuesday became the largest U.S. city to allow noncitizens to cast ballots in municipal elections after a divided City Council vote that reflected the nation’s heated and emotional debate over illegal immigration.

Unlike most other states, Maryland allows towns and cities to decide for themselves who can vote in local elections.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/college-park-decides-to-allow-noncitizens-to-vote-in-local-elections/2017/09/13/2b7adb4a-987b-11e7-87fc-c3f7ee4035c9_story.html?noredirect=on

“A council member in Washington, D.C., has introduced legislation that would lower the age to vote in federal and local elections to 16.

D.C. council member Charles Allen (D) last week introduced the legislation, which could allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in the 2020 presidential election, WUSA-TV reported.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/383485-washington-dc-considers-letting-16-year-olds-vote

Shows how frightened and desperate progressives are when it comes to gaining power and ability to give tax dollars as reward to those who give them campaign contributions.

For many career politicians it’s about being able to worship what they see in the mirror.

Aspirin April 18, 2018 at 8:58 AM

I say give the voting rights to the kids. They certainly can’t do any worse than the adults.

The high-schoolers I have talked with are pretty sharp kids and I would trust their voting judgement over some adults that I know, and I would definitely respect their views more than many of the posters on this board.

Rollo Tomasi April 18, 2018 at 10:33 AM

By all means, since 16 year olds never make important decisions based on emotions. That’s why they never get pregnant.

Elwood April 18, 2018 at 11:45 AM

“I would definitely respect their views more than many of the posters on this board.”

Been admiring yourself in the mirror again dear?

Original G April 17, 2018 at 5:58 PM

“Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 225 during a 6-day period, ending Apr. 14 in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley.

During the operation, ICE’s ERO arrested 225 individuals for violating U.S. immigration laws. Of those arrested, more than 180 were convicted criminals or had criminal charges pending, more than 80 had been issued a final order of removal and failed to depart the United States, or had been previously removed from the United States and returned illegally. Several had prior felony convictions for serious or violent offenses, such as child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault, or had past convictions for significant or multiple misdemeanors.”…

“Arrests include: …
“In Brooklyn, a 39 year-old Jamaican national, and registered sexual offender, who has convictions ofCriminal Possession of a Loaded Firearm 3rd degree (2 counts), and Attempted Rape 1st degree. The victim, a child under the age of 13;” …

“In Manhattan, a 38 year-old Romanian national, and lifetime registered sexual offender, who has convictions of Possessing Sexual Performance by a Child, and sentenced to 10 years of probation supervision;” …

“In Brooklyn, a 39 year-old Ghanaian national, and registered sexual offender, who has convictions of Sexual Abuse 3rd degree and Attempted Forcible Touching in 2012 , and again of Sexual Abuse 3rd degree and Attempted Forcible Touching in 2017;” …

“In Brooklyn, a 32 year-old Ecuadorian national, and registered sexual offender, who has convictions of Rape 2nd degree, who was sentenced to 4 years in prison victim, a child under the age of 13;”

https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-arrests-225-during-operation-keep-safe-new-york

Nope, we don’t need a wall.
……………………………

Meanwhile in Mexico,
‘23,000 Killed During Mexico’s Drug Wars in 2016’
http://ktla.com/2017/05/09/23000-killed-during-mexicos-drug-wars-in-2016-making-it-second-deadliest-conflict-in-the-world-after-syria/

“Mexico has recorded its highest homicide rate in years, with the government’s interior ministry reporting there were 29,168 murders in 2017, more than in 2011 at the peak of Mexico’s drug cartel-stoked violence.

The death toll is Mexico’s highest since the government began keeping records in 1997…”
http://time.com/5111972/mexico-murder-rate-record-2017/

April 16, 2018 … “Tourists find bullet-riddled body on Acapulco beach”
https://nypost.com/2018/04/16/tourists-find-bullet-riddled-body-on-acapulco-beach/

March 31, 2018 … “Tourists taking the ferry from this tourist town to the island of Cozumel now walk down a wharf lined with police, heavily armed soldiers and bomb-sniffing dogs.

Those safeguards came after a Feb. 21 explosion ripped through one of the ferries, injuring 24 people, including five Americans. Explosives were later found on another ferry owned by the same company. ”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/03/31/mexico-tourist-fears-violence-cancun-los-cabos/471115002/

mtzman April 18, 2018 at 12:10 AM

When you say, “Nope, we don’t need a wall,” I assume you are being facetious. Just curious how a wall along the US-Mexico border would prevent the Jamaican, Romanian, Ghanian, or even the Ecuadorian (over 3,000 miles from the US) from entering the US.

Aspirin April 18, 2018 at 9:01 AM

If we build walls along the entire Pacific and Atlantic coasts, around the perimeter of Florida, and along the Canadian border we’ll have things pretty well protected.

Except Hawaii and Alaska will be unprotected.

Back to the drawing board ……..

Rollo Tomasi April 18, 2018 at 2:06 PM

mtzman – it wouldn’t. Do you have any data showing what percentage of illegal crossings into the US occur in places other than our southern border?

mtzman April 18, 2018 at 6:08 PM

RT, the numbers vary a bit depending on the time frame but the trends are pretty clear: Mexico is still the largest group but that is declining. Moreover, entry on the southern border has been declining for years and the percentage of people here on expired visas has been increasing.

Rollo Tomasi April 18, 2018 at 10:42 PM

mtzman, I wasn’t asking about expired visas. Rather I was asking about illegal crossings (entries) into the US. Also, it’s not only Mexicans breaching the southern border.

In regards to the wall, I’ll borrow a phrase from the gun grabbers – “If it prevents just one death (at the hands of an illegal immigrant), it’s worth it.”

Aspirin April 18, 2018 at 8:51 AM

Hannity finally outed as a fraud.

I love it.

Dr Jellyfinger April 18, 2018 at 10:40 PM

Really? I haven’t heard a thing…. Enlighten us!

Aspirin April 18, 2018 at 9:23 AM

Money or political position cannot buy class.

Trump’s tweets are a perfect example.

Elwood April 18, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Judging by your posts you’ve been smoking crack all morning.

Taggit April 18, 2018 at 11:55 AM

Twitter’s 140 word limit necessitates the elimination of “class” as a prerequisite to communication.

AlwaysBePositive April 18, 2018 at 1:18 PM

t…twitter allows 280 characters, try to keep up. You may not be able to show class in a short tweet, but you can certainly expose classlessness.

Taggit April 18, 2018 at 3:27 PM

Yes you do, ABP, yes you do … yours.

Rollo Tomasi April 18, 2018 at 10:54 PM

Good thing he’s a natural born US citizen, at least 35 years of age, and a resident for 14 years.

Randy April 19, 2018 at 7:27 AM

Maybe someday he will act like he’s over 35. Such an embarrassment

Justifiable Languor April 19, 2018 at 8:03 AM

How’s this for embarrassing.

Journalists and teenagers making policy. Judges ruling from the bench catering to donors and politicians … and setting precedence for raiding lawyers private files for future lawsuits.

Do ya even think ya’all might be in the cross hairs someday? Do you even think at all?

Covfee April 19, 2018 at 10:23 AM

JL – Policy is made by legislators and officials, at most they can be influenced by their constituents. If you are unhappy with current policy, contact your representatives and vote. “Setting precedence”… is that why there is a policy already in place? (https://www.justice.gov/usam/usam-9-13000-obtaining-evidence#9-13.420)
To quote someone whose name I can’t recall, “do you even think at all?”

Taggit April 19, 2018 at 8:02 PM

Let us just think back for a moment on the way the Democrats have behaved since Donald Trump, our President, was elected, and ask ourselves, “Who is really without ‘class’?” The examples of Democrats complete lack of anything even remotely resembling “class” are legion.

Outgoing Chair of the Democratic Party in California Asks Audience To Join Him Flipping Off President Trump
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article151843342.html

Democrats Behavior At The State Of The Union Was Embarassing
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/democrats-behavior-at-the-state-of-the-union-was-embarassing/2018/01/31/b2461c1a-06cc-11e8-8777-2a059f168dd2_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.66b9a0657136

Democrats booed, hissed and sat on their hands during State Of The Union Address
https://www.dailywire.com/news/26572/top-5-most-disastrous-moments-dems-trumps-sotu-james-barrett

John Boehner Goes Off On Republicans In Congress
https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a13118057/john-boehner-republicans-assholes/

etc., etc., etc.

Randy April 18, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Barbara Bush

“I don’t know how any woman could vote for Trump.”

Rollo Tomasi April 18, 2018 at 1:59 PM

Maybe she should have asked one. Or at least been mindful of the alternative to Trump.

Original G April 18, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Just remember, Thirteen Russians Saved the World.

Justifiable Languor April 19, 2018 at 8:04 AM

The Russians are coming? Thank the Gods!

TIFOKCIS April 19, 2018 at 9:07 AM

What does that mean? I thought women were equal and capable of making up their own minds, not what Barbara ‘thinks’ they should do.

Yep, suddenly a Repubilan has something Randy can use for its cause.

What ever happened to Vandy?

Venice April 18, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Citizen speaks to city council about 2A –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Nlb_qRoeg

Venice April 19, 2018 at 9:28 AM

What, no blather from the ignorant left?
Finally they have acquiesced. ‘Bout time!

Original G April 18, 2018 at 3:16 PM

As expected a liberal puppet master of the Tide Pod generation mouths off.
An what a surprise Fresno State.
Tenure should be reevaluated every 4 years.

“A Fresno State professor called former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal,” and expressed no concern that she could be fired or reprimanded for her outspokenness on social media.

Randa Jarrar, a professor in Fresno State’s Department of English, expressed her displeasure with the Bush family within an hour after the official announcement that Mrs. Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92.

“Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal,” Jarrar wrote on Twitter. “F— outta here with your nice words.”

A Fresno State professor called former first lady Barbara Bush an “amazing racist” who raised a “war criminal,” and expressed no concern that she could be fired or reprimanded for her outspokenness on social media.

Randa Jarrar, a professor in Fresno State’s Department of English, expressed her displeasure with the Bush family within an hour after the official announcement that Mrs. Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92.

“Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal,” Jarrar wrote on Twitter. “F— outta here with your nice words.” ” …

“Jarrar, who in her Twitter messages describes herself as an Arab-American and a Muslim-American woman, goes on to maintain that she is a tenured professor and makes $100,000 a year.

“I will never be fired,” Jarrar tweeted.” …

““What I love about being an American professor is my right to free speech, and what I love about Fresno State is that I always feel protected and at home here,” Jarrar wrote.”

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article209197719.html

The ARROGANCE of tenure, coupled with the ability to “shape” impressionable young minds.

Randy April 18, 2018 at 4:07 PM

We should fire everyone that you disagree with.

Original G April 18, 2018 at 4:58 PM

Absolutely NOT.
But we should be aware of those who are in positions of trust and responsibility teaching the next generation.

Her post was likely made for shock value, to gain attention and recognition of like minded small “thinkers”. can you relate ? ? ?

Idiots post their thoughts at the speed of light, on social media.

She may end up apologizing profusely, time will tell.

As Radar on MASH used to say …. “Wait for IT”

Rollo Tomasi April 18, 2018 at 5:20 PM

Whatever. Have you seen this woman? Amy Schumer hangs out with her so she can be the hot one.

Randy April 18, 2018 at 5:58 PM

Rolo I wouldn’t waste my time finding out what she looked like.

Rollo Tomasi April 18, 2018 at 10:29 PM

Randy if you could read you’d know her mug was pasted all over the story.

Randy April 19, 2018 at 7:18 AM

Rolo if I sat around all day on my butt you’d be right.

AlwaysBePositive April 19, 2018 at 11:55 AM

og…You said…”But we should be aware of those who are in positions of trust and responsibility teaching the next generation. Her (replace that with his) post was likely made for shock value, to gain attention and recognition of like minded small “thinkers”…Idiots post their thoughts at the speed of light, on social media.”

Sounds like a President I know!

Rollo Tomasi April 19, 2018 at 3:37 PM

Geez Randy, how long does it take you to read a 1000 word article? Even if you have to look up the big words it shouldn’t take all day.

Randy April 19, 2018 at 4:53 PM

More free time than I have.

Original G April 19, 2018 at 5:33 PM

Each person decides how much effort to expend to be an informed citizen of OUR country.

A closed mind is very similar to a septic tank having a plugged drain field.

Taggit April 18, 2018 at 3:29 PM

What a lovely and delightful lady … rest in peace Barbara Bush. You will be missed.

Original G April 18, 2018 at 3:34 PM

Well now, am hearing breaking up CA will be on the ballot.
All they have to do is spend a couple hundred million on TV ads and low info voters who own no property will approve it.

State workers, who is then responsible for your pension future payments and the under funding that has gone on for years ?
Are Union contracts voided ???

Progressive liberals have carved out the MONEY producing areas of CA for themselves leaving the “new” states with the infrastructure Democrats haven’t been spending money on to fix in decades.

An do not believe anything they claim will happen if the vote goes their way.
Property tax safeguards in place now, what happens ???
Will property taxes in the new states skyrocket ??

The way state lines are laid out negates votes of conservative voters.
In my personal opinion the most outrageous and blatant case of gerrymandering in our country’s history.

Bottom line why are they doing this, they want four new seats which will be created in the US Senate from the two new states so they can control Congress for decades.

Progressive liberals ONLY care about having control.

Covfee April 19, 2018 at 8:30 AM

This silly plan is the passion project of billionaire Tim Draper, a registered Republican. He has been pushing this idea in one form or another for decades, yet doesn’t seem to have a plan of the actual logistics of it being achieved. If it passes then it has to be approved by the state legislature, then federal Congress. I’m sure that as Congress sits now, they would jump at the opportunity of adding four more senators, which would likely be Democrats; as well as adjusting the number of representatives for the region, possibly losing some seats from other states in the process.

mtzman April 19, 2018 at 11:06 PM

Proposals to break up California have been going on for at least half a century that I know of, and they have one thing in common: they don’t get very far.

Voters may be given the chance to weigh in but they will NOT decide whether to split the state up because the Constitution outlines the process by which these things take place, and it requires approval from the state legislature and Congress — highly unlikely either would happen. Moreover, from the maps I’ve seen, it looks to me that Southern California would be pretty Republican red.

Finally, I can’t tell for certain but Tim Draper sure doesn’t appear to be a progressive liberal, so all in all, I wouldn’t be getting my panties in a bunch over this one.

Original G April 18, 2018 at 7:17 PM

Misconception, only illegals crossing southern border are from Mexico or South American countries.

“This eclectic crowd is part of a huge surge in African and Asian migrants traversing the Americas in hope of a better life in the US. The circuitous passage means paying thousands of dollars to coyotes – or people smugglers – to cross 10 countries, where overcrowded fishing boats, mosquito-infested jungles, armed bandits and immigration agents await.”

More
https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/sep/06/mexico-african-asian-migration-us-exit-permit

“How Chinese nationals sneak into the US through Mexico”
https://nypost.com/2017/08/29/how-chinese-nationals-sneak-into-the-us-through-mexico/

Aspirin April 19, 2018 at 10:03 AM

I guess people are still taking the inscription on the Statue of Liberty seriously.

What fools they are, no?

Elwood April 19, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Aspirin dear, won’t you please explain to us what illegally sneaking into the country has to do with the inscription on the Statue of Liberty?

That’s a stretch even for you.

Rollo Tomasi April 19, 2018 at 3:31 PM

You mean that statue that is clearly visible from Ellis Island, where 12 million people arrived to immigrate to the US legally?

Covfee April 19, 2018 at 3:46 PM

As the Statue was dedicated in 1884, and the New Colossus plaque added in 1903, prior to the Immigration Act of 1924; so I would guess the meaning of virtually any person who steps onto our land was considered an American Citizen. You remember, before they decided that Jews, Southern and Eastern Europeans, and Asians should be strictly limited.

Original G April 18, 2018 at 9:22 PM

Nope, we don’t need a wall.

“The number of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh jumping the border to sneak into the U.S. is on pace to double in the Laredo region of Texas, officials said Wednesday, in what is the latest worrying surge of migration from a country with terrorism dangers.” …

““It’s definitely a Transnational Criminal Organization that’s doing that networking,” said Scott Good, acting deputy chief patrol agent for the Laredo Sector, who said the TCO, as authorities refer to such syndicates, facilitates the entire trip from start to finish.

TCOs dominate smuggling across the southwest border, and are increasingly a threat when it comes to so-called “special interest countries.”

“The cartels have this capability to move people from anywhere in the world. So if it’s not Bangladesh, where else could it be?” Laredo Assistant Chief Gabriel Acosta said.

Indeed, one of those other networks became clear Wednesday when the Treasury Department slapped sanctions on Nasif Barakat and a TCO he operates from Syria, which authorities said smuggled “hundreds” of people from Syria and and Lebanon into the U.S. via the southwest border.” …

“Their standard route went from Syria and Lebanon to either Turkey or the United Arab Emirates, and from there to Brazil, from where they would make the journey north.

The Washington Times has also reported on a network operated by Sharafat Ali Khan, a citizen of Pakistan who moved illegal immigrants from Asia to Brazil and then up to the U.S. between 2014 and 2016.” …

“The Laredo Sector accounts for about 60 percent of all Bangladeshi migrants caught sneaking into the U.S.

Deputy Chief Good said he needs more roads, fencing, brush clearing, and in particular more cameras — they only have 22 towers to cover their 171 miles of the border…”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/apr/18/illegal-immigrants-bangladesh-aided-international-/

Justifiable Languor April 19, 2018 at 7:24 AM

Nah. No need for a wall.

Raise the taxes, give the politicians a raise. There is plenty of housing for the illegals

…what with all the homeless vacating (as in can’t afford the rent because of lost jobs-according to politicians).

TIFOKCIS April 19, 2018 at 7:52 AM

Mr. Charisma had 8 years to bring women up to men’s earnings and he FAILED!

Aspirin April 19, 2018 at 9:58 AM

That is the job of Congress, not the president.
The Trump administration has stopped an Obama-era rule requiring large companies to report how much they pay workers by race and gender.

TIFOKCIS April 19, 2018 at 7:52 AM

Hero Obama had 8 years to take everyone’s guns and he FAILED!

Aspirin April 19, 2018 at 9:56 AM

Obama did nothing to “take away guns”.

He allowed the sale of “bump stocks” and assault rifles.

Rollo Tomasi April 19, 2018 at 3:25 PM

Assault rifles have been virtually banned since 1986.

Bump stocks have been used in less than 0.03% of gun deaths since they hit the market.

Obama was such a monster.

TIFOKCIS April 19, 2018 at 7:57 AM

Healthcare for working Americans PAYING for their coverage devolved 60 years under Mr. wOenderful.

Another FAILURE!

Aspirin April 19, 2018 at 10:01 AM

Millions more are now covered under the ACA.

60 years of nonaction by Congress was broken by Obama passing Obamacare.

Venice April 19, 2018 at 12:51 PM

The number of uninsured remains at about 30 million, it wasn’t changed by the ACA.

Taggit April 19, 2018 at 2:36 PM

In California, the ACA (otherwise known as “Hillary’s healthcare plan implemented by the Clinton puppet, Obama”) signed up more people for Medi-Cal than it did people to pay for the people it signed up on Medi-Cal, and it is now so bad that doctors are simply refusing to accept Medi-Cal patients. So, the poor on Medi-Cal now have nowhere to turn when ill but the County services whether conveniently located or not. Obama actually made things worse for them in the long run. It’s what Democrats do. And, Obama “fix” the economy? He didn’t know how! Trump turned things around at warp speed. The difference between someone who talks about what their going to do and someone who just does it.

AlwaysBePositive April 19, 2018 at 3:10 PM

t…just because you want to believe it, even if you really want to believe it…doesn’t make it true. Please indicate which point on the linked graph djt turned the economy to warp speed.

https://www.economicshelp.org/blog/25420/economics/us-economy-under-obama-2009-2017/

You may also note that after 6 straight years of declining deficits under President Obama, it went back up under djt. Fiscally responsible Republicans? Look in the history books.

Nunya April 19, 2018 at 8:45 PM

Obama said it isn’t a tax, OBM said it is a tax, SCOTUS said it is a tax.

Obama said you can keep your doctor, knowing full well he was lying.

Obama, maybe he can get a free cup of coffee at starbucks?

Taggit April 20, 2018 at 5:06 AM

ABP, maybe you should have skipped all the fancy, colorful graphs in that economicshelp.org link and gone straight to the “Conclusion,” a three paragraph attempt to defend Obama’s poor performance on economic issues.

TIFOKCIS April 19, 2018 at 8:03 AM

Equality, Gun Control, Healthcare and Race Relations are huge, but Obama left America with a Kick Me sign to figures such as a little man named Kim and some guy who “rigged the election”. Lousy leadership under a weakling of an excuse for a man is Barack Oama’s true legacy.

Nothing got better but some dirtbags got free cell phones.

Aspirin April 19, 2018 at 9:54 AM

Don’t forget the economy under Obama. He saved it from the Bush disaster.

And don’t forget Osama bin Laden. He be gone.

And the ACA is still in effect despite the efforts of the GOP failures to get rid of it.

Randy April 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Stay mad. Live in the past.

Elwood April 19, 2018 at 2:19 PM

Aspirin, the Arab had nothing to do with either of those things.

It would be charitable to call him a spectator at either of those events.

Nunya April 19, 2018 at 8:48 PM

Saved it from a bush disaster? Wow, $21T in debt and growing… Who’s gonna pay this bill, are you Aspirin/Local? Or like your liberal buddies, will it just get kicked down the road for the children to pay.

Ya he saved us alright, if by that you mean he saved himself from having to deal the with problem. Cowards do that…

Dr Jellyfinger April 19, 2018 at 8:04 AM
TIFOKCIS April 19, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Might be a great time to invest in crayons and coloring books.

Aspirin April 19, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Coming from Fox it is pure propaganda.

Try facts.

Randy April 19, 2018 at 9:59 AM

Link no. fox news no. Next

Dr Jellyfinger April 19, 2018 at 9:03 PM

Just because mainstream media won’t report it does not make it untrue….. they are just too busy sh&tting themselves trying to keep it quiet…. it’s ok, it happened, it’s a fact. DOJ has no choice but to pursue the matter. There are no Comeys left to sweep justice under the rug…. the rats will sell each other out now! LoL!

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/18/lawmakers-refer-clinton-comey-lynch-mccabe-for-criminal-referrals/

Dr Jellyfinger April 19, 2018 at 10:04 PM
Aspirin April 19, 2018 at 9:49 AM

Trump firing Mueller would be like Al Capone firing the IRS.

Elwood April 19, 2018 at 2:21 PM

Actually it would be more like Truman firing MacArthur.

Covfee April 19, 2018 at 3:52 PM

MacArthur investigated Truman for obstruction of justice? You learn something new every day!

TIFOKCIS April 19, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Barack Obama, Eric Holder and running guns or Trump doesn’t act the way I expect him to.

Liberals and their selective priories.

Nunya April 19, 2018 at 8:42 PM

Fast and Furious

Like the cop in south park said, “nothing to see here”

TIFOKCIS April 19, 2018 at 1:23 PM

If crying a river could float Hillary back up from the septic tank………….a ever shrinking minority would be over joyed.

Venice April 19, 2018 at 3:22 PM

Bad news for liberal pinheads –
The raid on lawyer Michael Cohen’s office was NOT targeted at Trump.

Nunya April 19, 2018 at 5:12 PM

Just like all dogs go to heaven, all Clinton’s should go to jail (for their crimes including rape, purgery, threatening witnesses, violations of the national security, crimes committed under the Clinton Foundation, etc).

#AllClintonsInJail

Original G April 19, 2018 at 5:51 PM

LEGAL immigration made this country what it is.

Look into history of Border Patrol.

Prior to free government handouts immigrants knew coming here meant working hard and for almost all learning English.

Have had the privilege of working with immigrants from Mexico, Venezuela, Columbia, Poland, Greece and Russia. Everyone of them had a skill set which benefited the United States, none needed welfare and all have living wage jobs.

They were accretive to society.

Just because a person makes it across the Border doesn’t mean they win.

Switzerland for example will not grant citizenship to anyone who has been on public assistance in last three years, UNLESS they pay all the money back.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5254835/Switzerland-clampdown-citizenship-applications.html

This is what the Border would look like if illegals ended up voting Republican.
https://comicallyincorrect.com/illegals-voted-republican/

Taggit April 19, 2018 at 8:33 PM

A recent study conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies (an independent, non-partisan research organization) found that while recent immigrants are better educated than in years past, more of them are eligible for social services once they arrive especially food stamps and Medicaid.

Food Stamp Usage By New Immigrants More Than Tripled in Last Decade

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/19/study-food-stamp-usage-by-new-immigrants-more-than-tripled-in-last-decade/

https://cis.org/Report/Better-Educated-Not-Better

Dr Jellyfinger April 19, 2018 at 9:10 PM
Original G April 19, 2018 at 9:25 PM

“Government’s first duty is to protect the people,
not run their lives.” –Ronald Reagan

How did voters allow CA to become an over controlling nanny state ? ?

Randy April 20, 2018 at 7:25 AM

Some people are so stupid they have no common sense. Then you have to dummy it up.

Taggit April 20, 2018 at 4:48 AM

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Working Hard Or Hardly Working?

Gavin Newsom who hopes to be California’s next Governor has very few duties assigned to his current position as Lieutenant Governor. He sits on three panels: the University of California Board of Regents, the California State University Board of Trustees, and the California State Lands Commission. Beyond that he has a couple of other duties assigned to the office representing the interests of those who elected him, but nothing overly taxing. His record of attendance at the meetings of these boards and commision, however, leaves something to be desired. He has attended roughly half (54%) of the UC Regents meetings required of the post he now holds, and a fraction of the Cal State University Trustees meetings (34%). His attendance at the California State Lands Commission which sets policy on oil drilling and access to some of California’s public lands stands at 57%. In short, Newsom shows up for the assigned duties of his office roughly half the time. When asked how often he went to Sacramento, Newsom replied, “Like one day a week, tops … There’s no reason.… It’s just so dull.”

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-gavin-newsom-lieutenant-governor-attendance-20180420-story.html

Randy April 20, 2018 at 12:49 PM

I still think you change the i to an a.

Original G April 20, 2018 at 4:20 PM

Does the Associated Press know you used their article without giving them credit ? ? ?

For those who would like to read the entire article,
https://apnews.com/96589643061e4437bd45fdcc35959fe0

Rollo Tomasi April 20, 2018 at 5:16 PM

Randy that’s twice today that you’ve sourced material without including the proper credit. Tsk, tsk

Venice April 20, 2018 at 5:19 PM

Randy goes ballistic when a large business makes a large profit. What is it about slow witted people who do that?
Without profit there is No business, NO jobs, NO future for a capitalist nation.
Maybe you should try investing, that’s how things work.
Try to grasp the concept.

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