Claycord – Talk About Politics

June 8, 2018 19:02 pm · 140 comments


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Original G June 8, 2018 at 7:14 PM

Democratic party of CA could well be in for an extremely rude awakening come NOvember.

“The decision by voters Tuesday to remove an Orange County state senator targeted for raising the state’s gas tax could be a harbinger for the fall campaign when critics of the tax hike push their repeal effort to the statewide ballot.

Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), who was midway through his four-year term, was recalled from office Tuesday by 59.5% of the voters in his district, which includes parts of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties.”

Justyfiable anger June 13, 2018 at 7:55 AM

Wait ’til you get a load of water restrictions.

Local June 8, 2018 at 7:17 PM

Mueller’s ‘witch hunt’ snags another witch

Earlier this week, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III filed court documents alleging that Manafort and an unnamed individual had tried to tamper with a potential witness in the case. Then, a superseding indictment: Manafort and a longtime aide, Konstantin Kilimnik, were each indicted on one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice and one count of obstruction of justice.

That brings the investigation by Mueller — derided regularly by President Trump as an unwarranted and unfair “witch hunt” — to a total of 20 individuals and three businesses that have either been indicted or admitted guilt and a total of 75 charges filed by the year-old probe.

Elwood June 9, 2018 at 12:26 AM

Give me 18 dimmiecrat lawyers and $2 million and I’ll find a few witches too!

Local June 9, 2018 at 11:03 AM

Trump’s spent far more going to Mar-a-Lago alone than the Mueller probe has cost

Trump has been unusually secretive about his leisure time, generally refusing to admit that he spends much of it playing golf. This is probably partly because of the rhetoric he deployed on the campaign trail and before, when he excoriated Obama’s golfing and travel. Trump has already played more rounds of golf by our tally than Obama played in his first 39 months in office.

But the costs incurred from those trips are different. That’s public money being spent by the president — a drop in the federal budget bucket, yes, but not nothing. It’s more than, say, the cost of the Mueller investigation, probably several times over.

Chicken Little June 9, 2018 at 5:31 PM

If Democrats would spend less time keeping track of how many rounds of golf each President has played, and turn their energy toward trying to improve the country, they might have a chance to win the Presidency in 2020. Fortunately, all they care about is resisting Trump, which should ensure that we’ll have four more years of making America great again.

Lena June 10, 2018 at 8:03 AM

Trump’s vacations are little to ask considering he is serving the country for free … as in donating his salary. The Clintons took the money and White House furnishings and ran claiming they were broke. Don’t get me started on the Obama’s. Even Hawaii is rebelling.

Sick of it June 8, 2018 at 7:23 PM

And now for this weeks dribble from Local

Badge1104 June 8, 2018 at 9:07 PM

I just realized that ‘Local’ may not be local to Claycord. It’s the perfect handle for someone that’s a professional blogger from far away to appear that they’re part of the community. I hear that liberal billionaire George Soros pays full time ‘bloggers’ who push the uber-left propaganda to hundreds of local community blogs far from where they live. I bet ‘Local’ either lives in Berkeley or New York City.

Local June 8, 2018 at 11:07 PM

The Rise of the Snowflake Conservative

Conservatives currently control every branch of the federal government, and yet they have never sounded so beleaguered in my lifetime. Elite cues still matter in American politics, and it is hard not to notice that the head of the Republican Party reacts like a toddler to any kind of setback. It seems hard not to conclude that conservative standard-bearers have become the real snowflakes in American politics.

Dr Jellyfinger June 9, 2018 at 12:22 AM

Careful Badge! Last time I brought that subject up I was severely moderated!

Original G June 8, 2018 at 7:26 PM

” An ICE spokeswoman told Reuters five federal prisons will temporarily take in detainees awaiting civil immigration court hearings, including potential asylum seekers, with one prison in Victorville, California, preparing to house 1,000 people.

President Donald Trump has made his hard-line stance on immigration an integral part of his presidency and has promised to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border to stem the flow of migrants. He has also promised to keep immigrants targeted for deportation locked up “pending the outcome of their removal proceedings.” ”

Local June 8, 2018 at 11:08 PM

I Don’t Need to ‘Understand’ Anyone Who Still Supports This President*

The United States government is now committing human rights atrocities within its own borders and against the most vulnerable people it can find. I don’t need to “understand,” much less take seriously, anyone who still supports this president* and his administration* because, if you do, you’ve taken the idea of America and run battery acid through its veins

Lena June 9, 2018 at 7:27 PM

Think again! Children are routinely taken away from parents who are unfit an entering the country with the intent to break the law would certainly qualify. Transporting a child under the circumstances most immigrants arrive at our borders is abhorrent and shows utter lack of responsibility or concern for the child. Again, they are being transported with the intent to break the law.

Bananasam June 10, 2018 at 1:10 AM
Justyfiable anger June 10, 2018 at 7:35 AM

I agree.

Lena June 10, 2018 at 11:17 PM

I disagree and I’ve had first-hand experience with immigrants from all over the world. When they undertake the journey to immigrate illegally, they are putting their lives and the lives of their children in danger. The “asylum” you think they are seeking is a myth. I heard it from them myself. They all know they have to say they are being persecuted for some reason, usually religious, in order to enter.

You are citing liberal media and organizations that support this illegal immigration which are a large part of the problem. This is a sovereign nation. We have rigorous immigration laws that must be followed to enter the country. Otherwise, who would ever bother to do so. It is unfair to those who apply and go through the rigorous process to immigrate legally.

I’m sick of citing my pedigree on this damn thread, but my relatives founded this country and I’m part Native American, so you can put your “home of those terrified by foreigners” where the sun don’t shine.

Justyfiable anger June 11, 2018 at 7:41 AM

Lena: I agree with you! My post was out of sequence. My mistake for not leading with your name.

HappyPappy June 11, 2018 at 10:45 AM

New policy ‘unclogs’ immigration courts –

President Trump has been criticized for separating the children of illegal aliens from their parents. They are being separated because more illegals are being criminally prosecuted for crossing the border illegally, and children can’t accompany parents to jail.

There have been two subsidiary effects of this policy:

1. A veritable waterfall of crybaby stories in the liberal media about how illegal aliens, having brought children into the country while committing a criminal act, are upset that their children have been taken away from them, as if the parents are not the ones who put their children in this situation in the first place.

2. Illegals are more readily agreeing to deportation to be reunited with their children.

We read over and over how “clogged” the immigration courts are. Let’s hope this new policy will unclog them faster than Liquid-Plumr!

Naturally, the liberal media will portray this as cruelty in action. The liberal media don’t believe in enforcing criminal laws they don’t like, so here the federal government is evil and the crying illegal aliens are virtuous.

But whether they cry enough to make the Rio Grande overflow, the result is the same: they’re going home!

Thank you, President Trump!

Thank you, Attorney General Jeff Sessions!

Read more:
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Local June 8, 2018 at 11:10 PM

Trump must answer for the deaths of thousands in Puerto Rico

For this is a group of so-called leaders who ran the most powerful government in the world while at least 1,400 – and more likely as many as 5,000 – of their own citizens died on their watch.

You wouldn’t know it by listening to them talk at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) headquarters this week. Donald Trump told Brock Long, Fema’s administrator, that he had done an awesome job presiding over a post-hurricane recovery that was so incompetent that several thousand Americans died from a lack of medicine, food, water and power.

Elwood June 9, 2018 at 7:42 PM

Trump was also responsible for the Johnstown Flood!

Jojo Potato June 9, 2018 at 10:47 PM

No he didn’t. That was Carnegie and his rich buds who built a crappy dam so they could go fishing and it collapsed after heavy rain. Interesting that people died by drowning and fire during that huge disaster.

Local June 9, 2018 at 11:06 AM

President Trump Is What Happens After Republicans Spend Decades Rebranding Knowledge as Elitism and Ignorance as Bliss

‘I don’t think I have to prepare very much’ for the upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un, Trump says. Here’s how we ended up with president who’s all gut, no knowledge.

Thursday morning, after hearing that Donald Trump got huffy with Justin Trudeau over Canada “burning down” the White House in the War of 1812, I sent out a tweet nothing that in fact we, the United States, invaded Canada during that war; we even burned down government buildings in Toronto (then called York). As usual, what Trump said to Trudeau was not only not the truth, but turned reality inside out and ran it through the pulverizer.

So laugh when Trump blurts out some historical whopper. God knows we all need to laugh. But remember too—the fact that a man that ignorant is our president is the culmination (I hope, anyway) of a long attack on truth set in motion four decades ago that persuaded millions of Americans that knowledge is slavery and ignorance is indeed bliss.

Chicken Little June 9, 2018 at 5:26 PM

And even with all that, he’s a hundred times better than our last President who spoke eloquently while he did nothing good for the country. Sounds like you’re the one who was duped by a smooth talker.

We knew exactly what we were getting into with Trump, but sometimes you have to break a few eggs before you can make an omelette.

Miller June 9, 2018 at 11:44 AM

Micheal Flynn, National Security Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump who sat in on classified national security briefings while secretly working as an unregistered foreign agent for Turkey.
— “Who cares!”

Imran Awan, low level IT support guy who pocketed cash on undelivered computers.
— “Oh my god, it’s a conspiracy! Get InfoWars on the line!”

AlwaysBePositive June 9, 2018 at 1:23 PM

What could possibly go wrong page 2…

This morning djt said he’ll know “within a minute” if the summit in Singapore will be successful. I’d bet djt couldn’t spend a minute speaking about what NK wants from this meeting (in addition the recognition they have already received). Preparation? Which country’s leader would you bet a paycheck on knowing the answer to these two basic questions. How many American military personnel (including families) are in SK? How many people in Seoul would die no matter what military option America used to enforce our will on NK?

Hope for the best…

Badge1104 June 9, 2018 at 2:27 PM

I have also thought that ‘Local’ is actually Mark DeSaulnier.

Fred P. June 9, 2018 at 5:04 PM

I would not be surprised. Like desaulnier, he is unable to think of anything original and gets all of his talking points from one source – the dnc or liberal rags….. or any other opinion colUmn that supports his opinion so he can claim it as “fact.”

Original G June 9, 2018 at 6:52 PM

Badge1104 … If it is being paid to post, people paying should demand their money back.

Original G June 9, 2018 at 7:13 PM

Contributor to death toll is years of Puerto Rico being run by Democrats. As in CA infrastructure was a problem before the hurricane and as far as fiscal management of Puerto Rico by Democrats.

“June 28, 2015
Puerto Rico’s governor, saying he needs to pull the island out of a “death spiral,” has concluded that the commonwealth cannot pay its roughly $72 billion in debts, an admission that will probably have wide-reaching financial repercussions.”

“Even before the hurricane hit, water and power systems were already broken. And our $118 billion debt crisis is a result of government corruption and mismanagement.”

“Puerto Rico was a catastrophe of corruption, mismanagement, incompetence and ignorance long before the added misery wrought by Hurricane Maria”

“How the Democrats Set Up Puerto Rico for Disaster
What New Orleans, Houston and Puerto Rico have in common. ”

Lena June 9, 2018 at 7:16 PM

Democrats, Barrack Obama to be specific, were in office making policy decisions during three years when Social Security recipients did not receive a Cost Of Living Adjustment, unprecedented in the history of the Social Security Administration.

Dr Jellyfinger June 9, 2018 at 7:38 PM

No more “Mr. Nice Guy”

Original G June 9, 2018 at 9:23 PM

What would happen to Solar if government subsidies went away ? ? ?

WC Resident June 10, 2018 at 12:13 AM

What would happen to electric vehicles if government subsidies went away?

Justyfiable anger June 10, 2018 at 7:44 AM

What would happen to illegal immigration if government subsidies went away?

Silva June 10, 2018 at 7:52 AM

No more “Mr. Clea–ea–ea–ean!!”

Lena June 10, 2018 at 8:21 AM

Allow me to translate. “Well, there’s always everything.” Another way of saying, “It just goes to show there’s always something.”

Dr Jellyfinger June 10, 2018 at 9:03 AM

Trump also said:

“PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy!”

Captain Bebops June 10, 2018 at 9:40 AM

Inflation continues especially here in the Bay Area. Starbucks raised their prices again and blame gas prices for it. I often speak of the price of a sandwich in the local shops but here’s an article on the burrito index to measure inflation.

Last person to leave Kalifornia turn out the lights!

Original G June 10, 2018 at 10:05 AM

“Solar stocks took a beating Monday after China cut its national incentives to install solar projects. Shares of solar panel manufacturers Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) fell as much as 14.5%, JinkoSolar Holding Co. (NYSE:JKS) dropped as much as 17%, and Daqo New Energy Corp (NYSE:DQ) fell as much as 31.3% while inverter manufacturer Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ:ENPH) fell up to 13.5%. By early afternoon, most major stocks in the solar industry were down double digits.” …

“China is arguably the most important market in the solar industry today and if it shrinks from 53 GW in 2017 to around 30 GW, as AECEA and Daiwa Capital Markets’s Dennis Ip predicts, it’ll have a widespread impact on the industry. Solar panel prices will likely fall on lower demand, which will impact margins in China and abroad. We could see companies start to lose money again and some may find it hard to stave off bankruptcy.”

But fear not there’s always CA state legislature and UNeleted bureaucrats who can mandate “storage” of electricity . . . .
an why not electricity is generated by water and we store water . . . . . .

“The California Public Utilities Commission wants Southern California Edison to expedite plans to acquire electricity storage using batteries to help prevent potential blackouts.”

An which MEGA wealthy person just built a HUGE battery manufacturing plant, NOT IN CALIFORNIA, in Nevada ? ? ?

“Chinese solar power stocks plunge as government moves to contain industry size”

“Solar energy stocks tanked today, but don’t blame the total eclipse, analysts say”

“Why Has SunPower’s Stock Declined By Over 40% This Year?”

BUT there’s always wind, . . .
“It hasn’t been a good week for wind energy either. In Britain, the industry has become a national joke because for seven days its wind turbines stood still and produced no electricity.”

Glad now we have not purchased roof top solar.
Would not be surprised if panel prices crater and solar to electricity conversion efficiency greatly increases once government “help” goes completely away.

Original G June 10, 2018 at 10:14 AM

Over next two years 8,000 plus minimum wage jobs will be eliminated by a major fast food restaurant. When your kid can’t find an entry level job wonder if they will be smart enough to blame you for voting for progressive liberal democrats?

“McDonald’s to Add Self-Order Digital Kiosks to 8,000 Stores in 2 Years ”

Ever notice how in year just before an election progressive liberal politicians try to use employer payroll’s to buy themselves votes of gullible young voters and their usual LOW information voters ? ? ?
(raising the minimum wage)
Making automation cheaper than human labor, something liberals excel at.

Randy June 10, 2018 at 12:31 PM

Kids don’t want these jobs. And yes computers and automation will take over the world. They made a movie of it’s called Terminator.

mtzman June 10, 2018 at 2:24 PM

And who do you think is going to design, build, and maintain all these kiosks, not to mention what comes next, and what comes after that?

Original G June 10, 2018 at 3:22 PM

mtzman … You are Correct ! ! ! !

The absolute KEY, kids need a Skill Set which is in demand by employers.

Better yet a skill set and some years of experiential knowledge and you will see employers willing to pay up to hire those persons.
Employers actively recruit from this program.

Captain Bebops June 10, 2018 at 4:42 PM

Hey G, what about all the Republican money junkies who invested in these tech companies? I don’t think they invested in buggy whips. Maybe a total economic collapse would solve the problem because then none of the food companies would be able to afford such kiosks.

And a lot kids who thought that a tech degree was their ticket to success may not have a the actual creative talent to work in the field. Twenty years ago many successful tech innovators didn’t even have a college degree let alone a computer science one. They just had creative abilities which is something usually honed by liberal arts college.

mtzman June 10, 2018 at 5:06 PM

Without getting into the politics of it all, this was the impetus for development of Common Core. It started out as an initiative of business and state governors who recognized the need for a more robust educational program to train students to address and solve the problems that no one yet knows even exist. It also harkens back to the Space Race of the 1950s and 60s and infusion of science, math and engineering into school curriculum.

Original G June 10, 2018 at 6:19 PM

One of the young men I had the privilege to teach as part of my work’s Summer internship program for LMC students showed up Friday as a new hire. He passed the written an bench test and now has a 6 month probationary period.

Once he clears that and with a few years experience he will be able to get a GOOD paying job anywhere in the world.

With a bit of overtime he’s looking at making roughly 80,000 a year.
Not bad for a two year junior college education.

Captain Bebops June 11, 2018 at 9:22 AM

G, you might like to know that I hired two AA degree computer science grads in the 1990s. They had enough education to get them started on a career and we could take them the rest of the way about how the industry actually works. Unfortunately many of today’s computer science professors only know theory and not how the industry actually works which is what many comp sci grads find out when they graduate and look for a job.

Nature Lover June 10, 2018 at 12:24 PM

Not so proud we have an uninformed, petulant, bully in the White House now.

Otiginal G June 10, 2018 at 1:23 PM

Obama, is no longer President.

Americans finally have hope and are seeing positive change.

Dr Jellyfinger June 10, 2018 at 1:46 PM

It’s true.
Everytime Trump scores another victory the Dem’s become even more impotent!
You can’t argue with Trump’s positive results.
Love him or hate him…. he’s getting the job done.
Driving the Lefties further left & loonier than ever is just a bonus!

AlwaysBePositive June 10, 2018 at 4:25 PM

djt is actively working to dismantle a world order that America has led and directly benefited from for the last 70 years.

The treatment of historical allies compared to countries led by autocrats and even outright dictators (who are not interested in being ‘friends’ with America) is stunning.

djt talks about trade deficits and how they hurt American workers and businesses. This is true, but the number negatively impacted is relatively small. djt never talks about who it benefits, the American consumer. That number is huge…100% of Americans. America has a trade deficit for one primary reason, we like to pay less for everything. Americans are not willing to pay American workers a living wage. As a result? Excess imports.

HappyPappy June 10, 2018 at 6:17 PM

Must be nice to know the winners before the race has even started. What else do the voices tell you? 😉

Elwood June 10, 2018 at 8:59 PM

You’ve got it all figured out, don’t you?

Obviously, you should be Emperor of the Universe!

Rollo Tomasi June 11, 2018 at 8:55 AM

“djt is actively working to dismantle a world order that America has led and directly benefited from for the last 70 years.”

Seems as if you’d like that world order “conserved”. Not very progressive of you.

AlwaysBePositive June 11, 2018 at 9:57 AM

hp…The voices tell me that you have said nothing that disputes anything I wrote.
e…I don’t have anything figured out, but I do understand the basic rules of economics.
rt…Compared to a world economy dominated by China and a European continent dominated by a second-rate plutocracy, hell yes I’d like it conserved.

djt in Singapore? Please allow America to come out of this meeting in a better place, with the entire world benefiting.

HappyPappy June 12, 2018 at 10:40 AM

You’re grousing over the deficit and low wages due to imports? It was the democrats who created that problem. Being a stubborn and misinformed party zealot is obscuring your ability to even try a different approach. Is that how a forward leaning liberal thinks? tsk, tsk!

AlwaysBePositive June 12, 2018 at 12:18 PM

hp…Party zealot? I said the American consumer has made the choice to export American jobs. Consumers are everyone of every party. I didn’t grouse about the deficit and imports taking jobs, I just stated an economic fact. Try to read more critically.

HappyPappy June 12, 2018 at 4:23 PM

Tell me, who doesn’t like to pay less for anything.
Americans can do nothing internationally without the consent of Congress who make the laws. That’s why there is a trade deficit and that’s what affected wages. Congress!
The good old days of America buying foreign products to shore up struggling governments are no longer affordable. FAIR trade agreements are the new rule, like it or not.
…….and yes you’re a party zealot!

AlwaysBePositive June 13, 2018 at 9:48 AM

I know you are but what am I?
You are out of date. Buying ‘foreign products’ doesn’t “shore up struggling governments”, it generates corporate profits. I support American workers and am happy to pay more for them. Most Americans are not. That is not a judgement, but the result of that national desire to save offshores American jobs.

Original G June 10, 2018 at 6:05 PM

Old saying . . . Workers don’t quit jobs, they Quit Bosses.

‘May 31, 2018
Chick-fil-A gives the left the ultimate smack-down, on wages’

” Chick-fil-A, the Christian-owned business assaulted and assailed and pariah-cized by the rabid left based on its owners’ commitment to family values, has destroyed one of the left’s most cherished myths. Instead of paying its workers minimum wage, as all evil businesses, especially Christian ones, supposedly do, it’s paying its workers a premium, giving them more than a little extra in their paychecks in a stunning rebuke to left-wing tropes about worker solidarity and the need for unions.

John Tamny at RealClearMarkets has the scoop on this:

That [Chick-fil-A owner Eric] Mason is raising worker pay well beyond California’s minimum wage is a reminder that pundits on the left are flying blind when they emote about stagnant wages. They could learn a lot from Mason. Mason sees very clearly what they don’t: low-wage workers are incredibly expensive.

They are because they’re not very productive. As is frequently said, you get what you pay for. Low-wage workers don’t need to perform very well simply because they’re not being compensated for it. Mason wants his business to boom, which means he wants his employees to feel well rewarded. Quoted in the Washington Post about his decision to boost employee compensation, Mason said “[W]hat that [pay well above the minimum wage] does for the business is provide consistency, someone that has relationships with our guests, and it’s going to be building a long-term culture.”

No wonder the place is so clean and friendly, the food is prepared so thoughtfully, and the staff are so nice. ”

for rest of article,

Randy June 11, 2018 at 10:31 AM

A livable wage at a fast food joint. Imagine that.

Original G June 10, 2018 at 8:55 PM

Captain Bebops … Tech innovators for the most part are individuals with very unique problem solving abilities. An ability to accomplish what they want to happen, an ability to size up a problem and work out a solution no one else has thought of.

Very Important ! “Brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”
URLs for two videos I give each new hire and every new boss.

Peter June 10, 2018 at 10:23 PM

Mark,taxing social security payments began in 1984 after Reagan signed it into law in April 1983.Please do the research before shooting your mouth off with lies.

HappyPappy June 11, 2018 at 10:28 AM

Did you see the picture of Merkel and Trump being circulated by the left. If it were reversed, would you accuse him of bullying her.
Merkel is leaning forward with a stern face, hands on the table, and Trump sitting down. Why is she not being accused of bullying?
President Trump only wanted a complete removal of the trade barriers and a fair playing ground.
It is all about hating President Trump and the first family. Hypocrisy seems to be the Democrats’ and the leftist media’s middle name. They all deserve the middle finger!

Randy June 12, 2018 at 9:22 AM

Trump treated Kim like they were on a first date and was trying to secure a night in the sack. He’s got to take some etiquette classes to learn how normal people shake hands He wants to intimidate and take control by overpowering thereby establishing superiority. Macron got back at him in Canada and did to him what 45 does to others. Macron beat him to the punch and almost drew blood…….I’m still laughing about it.

HappyPappy June 12, 2018 at 9:49 AM

You really are disconnected from reality aren’t you, Randy. Try to post your inane comments in a more appropriate place, where they’re related to the topic, and maybe folks would think you a bit less simple.
Beyond that……..have a nice day. 🙁

Lena June 12, 2018 at 10:05 AM

Trump is in the hospitality industry. He knows how to make people feel happy, special, well cared for, catered to, and, ultimately, satisfied. He is a rare human being. He will advocate for US interests like no other President has in years past. We have him to thank for the remarkable turnaround in the economy, the glowing job numbers, reestablishing good relationships and respect with our allies, and making new ones. Some have been more difficult than others. In short, Trump is fulfilling his campaign promise to Make America Great Again.

AlwaysBePositive June 11, 2018 at 10:41 AM

hp…Merkel isn’t a Democrat.

HappyPappy June 12, 2018 at 8:47 AM

That’s it, that’s all you’ve got? ‘Merkel isn’t a Democrat?’ Maybe you can think up more totally unrelated comments that would dazzle us.

Randy June 11, 2018 at 12:18 PM

Breaking. Justify will not be going to the White House when asked why he said if I wanted to see a horse’s ass I would have finished second.

Elwood June 11, 2018 at 2:57 PM

Good one, Randy!

Origianl G June 11, 2018 at 3:12 PM

So sad when the irrelevant act out in bids for attention.

“On Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ripped the Supreme Court’s decision to rule in favor of the “Use it or Lose it” voter registration process, saying it would “disenfranchise” voters.”

Just as last week Schumer issued demands attempted to insert himself into process with North Korea. Almost reminds one of a two year old taken grocery shopping without the afternoon nap.

Elwood June 11, 2018 at 7:21 PM

Aspirin, dear, don’t hold back.

Tell us how you REALLY feel.

It’s the end of the world as we’ve known it (and I feel fine)!

Original G June 11, 2018 at 9:12 PM

OH,My … Let me see if I understand.
Liberals are upset about fair elections.
By not having people who moved have the ability to vote twice or having relatives of persons who have passed away voting illegally.

In short the Court’s decision will make committing voter fraud a little more difficult …… that’s just not ” fair “.

Then again since when has ethics been an issue for ….
An what about that $84 Million dollar political money laundering case that’s about to break wide open.

Fred P. June 12, 2018 at 6:49 AM

aspirin – you’re funnier than hell!

You’re all for “fair” elections when the democrats “win.” As soon as they lose, you start whining about how “unfair” things are.

Give it a break, bozo; time for you to catch up on reading Chairman Mao’s little red book – and re-read “1984.” Lenin, Alinsky, Trotsky, Stalin, Beriya, Himmler and Goebbels would be so proud of you…

It’s all about the Party, isn’t it. Admit it. Go look in the mitrror.

Now watch the brain-dead libs flame on.

Fred P. June 12, 2018 at 9:06 PM

Aspirin, I forgot about your limited capabilities….. sorry. Next time I’ll spell things out for you in crayon, using words with no more than two syllables.

Do you feel better now? I forgot you’ll whine about anything/everything.

Original G June 11, 2018 at 5:29 PM

Just when it appeared the were no limits on Liberal Stupid.
What happens when politicians bite hands which FEED them campaign contributions.

“The effort to get rid of the tax on Seattle’s biggest businesses is generating big money.

Disclosure filings with the city show donors have pledged almost $353,000 dollars as of Wednesday.

Backers are some of the businesses that would have to pay the $275 employee tax scheduled to start in 2019. Starbucks, Amazon, Vulcan, Albertson’s, Kroger – the owners of QFC and Fred Meyer – are just some of the companies pledging money.”

Original G June 11, 2018 at 5:33 PM

Have the talking heads of cable news figured out yet why Singapore was picked the the North Korea / America meeting ? ? ?

Any one have any ideas ? ? ?

Elwood June 11, 2018 at 7:25 PM

It’s neutral ground, a long plane ride for both leaders.

And the NK don’t have a plane that can fly any further.

Silva June 11, 2018 at 8:20 PM

It’s very clean and beautiful.

Original G June 11, 2018 at 8:56 PM

Singapore has ZERO tolerance for anarchist behaviour.
IF anti Trump protestors somehow managed to get into the country and staged a protest they might well spend rest of their days there in prison.

Search for crime in Singapore.

Elwood June 11, 2018 at 7:18 PM

Well, Michelle will have the flying pigs on her side!

Elwood June 11, 2018 at 10:52 PM

Louis Farrakhan and some of his homeboys.

Hint: One used to be President

HappyPappy June 12, 2018 at 9:54 AM

We already knew he’s a racist who hates America. Let’s hear what his gullible admirers have to say.
Losers, liars, and takers chime in now……………..

Dr Jellyfinger June 12, 2018 at 7:34 AM

Does not surprise me that George Soros (part owner) of the Triple Crown Winner “Justify” didn’t win clean.

Elwood June 12, 2018 at 2:24 PM

OMG! That’s never been heard of before in any kind of racing (auto, foot, bicycle)!

I think Soros is an evil t**d but this is a bit desperate.

Dr Jellyfinger June 12, 2018 at 10:38 PM

Fixing a horse race has got to be easier than fixing elections….

Dr Jellyfinger June 13, 2018 at 1:20 AM
AlwaysBePositive June 12, 2018 at 9:53 AM

Congratulations to President Trump for opening a door to diplomacy. My expectations from djt are so low I’m just glad we aren’t at war this morning. As to the actual agreement? There is nothing there. Winner? NK obviously. Did you see the NK flag standing alongside the American flag? NK has done nothing other than meet with djt to deserve that type of recognition.

Lena June 12, 2018 at 10:09 AM

In your dreams, aspirin!

Chicken Little June 12, 2018 at 10:28 AM

ABP, I wouldn’t call Kim Jong Un’s pledge to dismantle all his nuke facilities beginning immediately, “nothing”. So what if Trump pledged to stop conducting military exercises? It’s not like we can’t start them right back up if KJU doesn’t hold up his end of the bargain. Trump is a negotiator (and a pretty decent one, from what I’ve seen).

Fred P. June 12, 2018 at 10:36 AM

Is definitely a much better negotiator than the previous rezident of the White House.

AlwaysBePositive June 12, 2018 at 12:34 PM

cl… I would call NK’s decision huge, if they hadn’t already agreed to do the same thing a number of times beginning in 1994. djt referred to the joint-military exercises as “war games”. That alone should show djt has zero qualifications to be America’s commander-in-chief. djt agreed to stop them for nothing (see previous fact) without even discussing it with our regional allies. How do you suppose Japan and South Korea feel about the cancellation? How about NK, China, and Russia?
fp…Really? djt said the Iran deal was the worst deal ever negotiated. He said it didn’t address conventional missiles, or state-sponsored terrorism. OK, where is that in this agreement?

Chicken Little June 12, 2018 at 2:19 PM

Sorry, ABP, but such exercises have been referred to by the military as war games for at least my whole life. That’s not a term Trump made up.

AlwaysBePositive June 12, 2018 at 2:33 PM

cl…War games is a civilian term, if you could produce ‘war games’ on actual military documents I’d be more inclined to agree with you.

AlwaysBePositive June 12, 2018 at 4:35 PM

llaml…AlwaysBePositive refers to making sure the facts in my posts are accurate, and that my opinions are not posted as facts.

But here’s some sunshine and unicorns for you.

Silva June 12, 2018 at 10:32 AM

Oh yes. You definitely don’t want to get caught doing ANYTHING remotely illegal in Singapore. I wouldn’t have thought of that right off as I make a point of not doing anything illegal anywhere.

Fred P. June 12, 2018 at 10:50 AM

Peter – the Democrats held the majority in the House 62% to 38% (272/163), while the Republicans held the majority in the Senate 55/45.

So tell me – Dan Rostenkowski (D-Illinois) introduced HR-1900, which ultimately became Public Law 98-21….

Check into it – then you can “shoot your mouth off.” Don’t forget to tell the whole story – not just stuff that supports your own opinion.

HappyPappy June 12, 2018 at 11:33 AM

You mean that same Michelle who made the comment “all this for a damn flag” during a July 4th celebration honoring our nation and all those who fought and died defending it?
The same Michelle who lost her licence to practice law?
THAT Michelle?
Okay…….got it.

CHappyPappy June 12, 2018 at 1:05 PM

MAGA – Charitable giving is at a record high –

A report cited a robust stock market and a strong economy as major factors in the rise of the amount of charitable giving.
Charitable giving surged to a record high in 2017 as Americans gave more than $400 billion for the first time ever to a wide variety of organizations, according to a new report released Tuesday.

“The increase in giving in 2017 was generated in part by increases in the stock markets, as evidenced by the nearly 20% growth in the S&P 500,” said Amir Pasic, dean of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Geeze, that Trump guy is really causing changes. MAGA

Even though liberals benefit…….they still ain’t happy. What a sad lot!

HappyPappy June 12, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Ha….that was extremely weak, even for you, Aspirin.

AlwaysBePositive June 13, 2018 at 9:58 AM

a…Not anymore. As I understand the new tax law, charitable giving is removed as a deduction subject to the maximum individual standard deduction. If someone actually knows for sure I’d love to know.

Thanks to Bill and Melinda Gates for donating $4.6 billion of their personal fortune to their foundation.

Original G June 12, 2018 at 3:49 PM

Problem has been allowing career politicians (presidents) to call the shots when dealing with North Korea. Then of course there was completely incompetent and inept community organizer, when all that was needed was a businessman and capitalist.

NO Pallets of cash needed.

Tune across liberal cable news channels then review what Democrat politicians and career liberal bureaucrats are saying about North Korea / America meeting.

Sounds like they are reading off same script.

Quickest way to a dictators heart, stroke the ego, appeal to their greed and show them how much better their life could be.

What better and faster way is there to ruin a communist dictatorship than capitalism ? ? ?

Took all of a hot second when USSR collapsed for those in positions of authority and their close friends to embrace capitalism and become super wealthy.

More than anything, life long liberal politicians are probably immensely jealous of the great wealth North Korea’ leadership are about to gain. To have that much money and absolute control is a progressive liberal career politician’s wet dream.

After all Democratic party especially here in CA must believe all they need is unlimited money an power and they’ll be able to achieve their life long dream to make Communism work in CA.

An for those who want to bring up past atrocities and bad deeds of North Korea try this little experiment.

Roll up a newspaper then take it and a full grown pit bull into a small closed room and repeatedly hit it in the nose an face and see where that gets ya.

Face it President Trump may well do what FOUR incompetent previous Presidents could not.

Original G June 12, 2018 at 4:05 PM

Starting looking thru the two dozen sites and look what popped up from September of 2017.

Hillary on Trump and North Korea: “I don’t see a plan”…
He is getting “Played by Kim Jong-un and Putin”.

This video is from a segment on CBS “Sunday Morning” in 2017. ”

Take note Hillary manages to insert President Putin into her twisted logic.

We are so truly fortunate those 13 Russians saved us.

Original G June 12, 2018 at 9:21 PM

Most blatant attempt at gerrymandering in history of America has made it onto the NOvember ballot. Ballot measure to split CA into three states is nothing more than an attempt to ensure Democrat control of the United States Senate by the addition of four new Democrat seats.
This is an attempt to steal your country by progressive liberals.

They attempted to make this article disappear and failed, read carefully.

Compare two maps, proposed new states and results of presidential election. ALL areas of Republican voters are negated by concentrations of urban Democrat voters.

Would not be surprised to see well over $180 Million spent just on TV advertising.

IF passed look for US Supreme Court to call this exactly what it is gerrymandering and they will negate the election.

Fred P. June 13, 2018 at 10:52 AM

The perfect solution to the splitting of California…….

1. One state to consist of LA County, SF County and Sacramento County.
2. One state to consist of everything else.

AlwaysBePositive June 13, 2018 at 12:30 PM

og…I think that may be a bit of a kneejerk reaction. In terms of gerrymandering, Congressional districts could be redrawn in the new states, but the three states total Congressional Representatives wouldn’t change. There would be 4 more senators, but only North California would be a Democratic slam dunk. California and South California could be toss-ups. Anything that increases our representation in Congress is good for CA. Last I checked, it took about 80,000 Wyoming voters to generate one electoral vote, while it takes about 750,000 California voters.

AlwaysBePositive June 13, 2018 at 6:48 PM

Sorry, those figures are wrong. Currently, CA has just under 40 million people and 55 electoral votes (1 electoral vote for approximately every 723,000 Californians). Wyoming has 3 electoral votes and about 580,000 people (1 electoral vote for approximately every 191,000 Wyomians).

So, for everyone threatening to leave CA, consider moving to Wyoming and increasing the power of your vote!

Justyfiable anger June 14, 2018 at 11:36 AM

It would be easier just to elect a better governor. Maybe some one with respect towards the tax paying citizen for starters.

This governor can start with slashing the compensation of government managers and pensioners making more than $250,000.00. Then stop the catch and release programs for criminals. The money laundering of tax money’s also need looking into. I just can’t believe we NEVER have enough money for schools, right of way, maintenance.

The growing problem of homeless, drug addicts and vagrants needs a firm sorting as well. First, figure out which is what. LABEL them.

Elwood June 12, 2018 at 11:40 PM

Aspirin, are you OK?

Perhaps you should lie down with a damp cloth over your forehead until this feeling of rationality passes.

Justyfiable anger June 13, 2018 at 7:52 AM

Imagine all the People
Living life in San Francisco
7/8 on the street, filthy wrecks
The elite in Mansions, living life as Quings.

Gavin Newsom for Governor.

Also up next: 55 gallons of water per day, steep penalties for more.
Shave your head time.

Kirkwood June 13, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Contributions (bribes) only work when they are accepted by politicians.

Original G June 13, 2018 at 2:31 PM

Too bad RICO statutes can’t be used to prosecute politicians.

mtzman June 14, 2018 at 6:58 PM

Although rare, a number of federal, state, and local elected officials have been convicted of RICO violations.

Original G June 14, 2018 at 7:56 PM

mtzman … Those must have been cases were possible witness wasn’t found dead in a Maryland park.

Original G June 13, 2018 at 6:10 PM

Funny thing happened to NEVER Trump Republican Congressman yesterday.
Mark Sanford (R-SC) Incumbent LOST primary election to Trump endorsed pro Trump candidate Katie Arrington.

Chicken Little June 14, 2018 at 10:03 AM

Yeah, right. Find me one documented case of somebody changing their mind and voting for Trump instead of Hillary, based on Comey re-opening the investigation.

HappyPappy June 14, 2018 at 12:48 PM

Trump is in the White House because of who his opponent was. America has spoken!
Unstable women need not apply.

Chicken Little June 14, 2018 at 10:00 PM

“It is important to remember that Comey is a Republican and he belongs to a political party that puts party over country.”

You should take this show on the road. I’m LMAO here.

Wait, how can Comey be a Republican AND a Democrat?

Fred P. June 14, 2018 at 10:09 PM

Aspirin, quit whining.

That’s why the electoral college is in place.

Grow up and go back to taking your meds.

Elwood June 14, 2018 at 11:19 PM

Well, that let’s Aspirin out!

Elwood June 14, 2018 at 11:21 PM

Aspirin has the worst case of delusional separate reality I’ve ever seen.

Rollo Tomasi June 15, 2018 at 8:56 AM

LeBron James led all scorers in the NBA finals. The Cavaliers should be declared champions.

Elwood June 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM

delusion is a separate reality.

ipso facto

HappyPappy June 14, 2018 at 2:03 PM

…..or correctly stated; Comey helped America to see and understand the real Hilary Clinton.
Lucky for us.

HappyPappy June 14, 2018 at 2:39 PM

Did you conveniently miss this, Aspirin –
FBI agent Peter Strzok texted a fellow bureau official in August 2016 that “we’ll stop” Donald Trump from becoming president, the Justice Department inspector general reportedly reveals in his highly anticipated report on the Hillary Clinton email case.

The Washington Post reported that Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report includes an August 2016 text message exchange between Strzok and then-FBI lawyer Lisa Page about Trump’s chance of being elected president.

“[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Page texted Strzok.

“No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok responded.

Horowitz’s review months ago revealed other anti-Trump texts between the two officials, who were romantically involved. The “stop” Trump text goes further, and is likely to fuel claims from the White House that the bureau was working against him.

Forsythe June 14, 2018 at 3:13 PM

IG Report Very Bad Report for the FBI

On page 420-421:

We were deeply troubled by text messages sent by Strzok and Page that potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations.

. . . when one senior FBI official, Strzok, who was helping to lead the Russia investigation at the time, conveys in a text message to another senior FBI official, Page, that “we’ll stop” candidate Trump from being elected — after other extensive text messages between the two disparaging candidate Trump — it is not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects. This is antithetical to the core values of the FBI and the Department of Justice.

This is not a good report for the FBI or the team around Comey in the autumn of 2016.

HappyPappy June 14, 2018 at 7:04 PM

Oh yes……we must remember the popular vote. Too bad it didn’t count for anything, huh. Maybe you could find a different tune to howl.

It’s important to remember Comey was doing his job in exposing Clinton for the absolute horror of a human being she really is.

Rollo Tomasi June 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Yet break the law she did. Intent is not a requisite for commission of a crime.

Elwood June 14, 2018 at 11:10 PM

If that’s true explain to us why Trump fired him.

And why did the DOJ IG specify that Comey had no political motivation?

I expect to hear crickets.

Elwood June 14, 2018 at 11:14 PM

I suspected that brief period of rationality wouldn’t last long.

Elwood June 14, 2018 at 11:18 PM

Strangely enough, that’s the exact opposite of what the DOJ IG said at his press conference about the report.

But that’s OK Aspirin. You believe whatever you want to believe.

Rollo Tomasi June 15, 2018 at 9:13 AM

Liberals should be nicer to Comey.

July 10, 2015 – FBI opens investigation into Hillary’s use of a private server. Liberals: “Comey is evil. He should fired”

July 5, 2016 – FBI announces no charges against Hillary. Liberals: “What a fine, upstanding leader we have in Comey”

October 16, 2016 – FBI announces re-opening of Hillary investigation in the face of new evidence. Liberals: “Comey is evil. He should be investigated for election tampering”

Poor little imbecile. You libs put him through quite the tornado.

HappyPappy June 15, 2018 at 10:41 AM

Aspirin, Aspirin, you poor little fool……..somehow I feel sad for you. If you’ll post your address I’ll send you a nice sympathy card to help with your sorrow for being on the losing side of EVERYTHING.
Trump owes his presidency to the smart people of America who are sick of democrat failure, incompetence, and corruption.
He ain’t perfect, far from it, but he’s sooooooooo much better than that Hilary thing.

Fred P. June 15, 2018 at 11:25 AM

Trump doesn’t owe anyone $hit.

Who cares about 3 million popular votes; it’s about the electoral college.

Move to some third world $hit-hole where you’ll be happy. Just take your whining and crying somewhere else.

But I expect you’ll have to be told the above another hundred times or so, but I doubt that you’ll have it figured out even then.

Fred P. June 15, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Aspirin – remember your claim that the stock market would crash when Trump was elected?


We’re still “waiting”…. 500 days later.

To all on this blog – don’t take any advice from aspirin; he/she/it has batting .000….. especially if it involves economics, statistics, law, health care, medicine, etc… you’ll be disappointed.

Elwood June 15, 2018 at 1:10 PM

She is an expert on machine guns though.

HappyPappy June 15, 2018 at 1:40 PM

In the DNC’s never-ending effort to divide America and buy black votes by stealing from all taxpayers, including black ones, the panicking Democrats are reviving their call for reparations for slavery. After all, with black folks waking up to the fact that Democrats have done and are doing nothing for them, a new bribe appears to be necessary.

Given that there are no living Americans who were slaves or who owned slaves, it’s clear that the idea of reparations has nothing to do with justice or concern for blacks; it’s just another political effort to bribe voters with other people’s money.

What about the Irish, Italians, Jews, Chinese, Japanese, Arabs, and everybody else who has been treated badly. When will the DNC try to buy them as well?

Maybe Aspirin knows the answer to this one too. I hope so cuz’ the country could use some guidance on this.

Nunya June 15, 2018 at 4:05 PM

“Don’t worry we’ll stop him” FBI quote

What else needs to be said, the left tried to stop Trump from being president via the FBI.

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