19 thoughts on “News/Politics 1-4-19

  1. I see where some clowns from Ga. and Cal. have submitted articles of impeachment against Trump.
    Don’t they know that they are dealing with a NYC street fighter?
    If I had the record of the Clintons and Obama deep state, I would keep quiet.
    One of/ some of their people are guilty of lying to a judge over a dossier.
    And years of corruption throughout.
    And they want to stir that Pot?

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  2. Here it comes……

    Thankfully they don’t have a Senate or President supportive of their stupid ideas..

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/39898/democrats-take-over-house-massive-government-joseph-curl

    “Democrats Taking Over House Plan Massive Government Expansion, Higher Taxes, While Promising Free Everything For Everybody”

    “Here come the Democrats, and they’re dragging behind them a big bag of socialism.

    At noon on Thursday, Democrats officially take control of the U.S. House of Representatives. A short time later, the new majority will pick a Speaker, expected to be (once again) Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Californistan).

    And a little while after that, they’ll start work on a bold “new” agenda to expand government, blanket business with new regulations, raise taxes on all Americans and push a new socialism that will deliver “free” health care and college tuition.

    In fact, socialism is literally coming to the new House as democratic socialists, such as outspoken Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ​and Muslim Rashida Harbi Tlaib, join the 116th Congress. Their platform is increasingly similar to that of rank-and-file Democrats, including a “Medicare-for-all” program and “guaranteed jobs” programs, along with demands for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Democrats will also push a “Green New Deal,” which would create hundreds of new regulations on businesses and the energy sector.

    Some, like Ocasio-Cortez, want to see the end of capitalism. “I do think right now we have this no holds barred, wild west hyper-capitalism,” she said in July. “What that means is profit at any cost. Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.”

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  3. Playing hardball works.

    So keep doing it.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/2/donald-trumps-crackdown-deportation-deadbeat-count/

    “Trump makes ‘historic progress’ in crackdown on deportation deadbeats”

    “Sierra Leone for years had thumbed its nose at U.S. officials, slow-walking deportations so badly that it earned its way onto Homeland Security’s “recalcitrant country” naughty list. Over the last two years of the Obama administration, Sierra Leone took back just 21 deportees.

    President Trump took office vowing action, and one of his first executive orders instructed his administration to stop issuing visas to the worst-offending countries. The Sierra Leone government was targeted with sanctions in August 2017, and the change came quickly, with 44 deportees sent back that year, and 79 shipped back in fiscal 2018.

    While much of Mr. Trump’s immigration agenda remains tied up in the federal courts or stalemated in Congress, he has made extraordinary progress on recalcitrant countries like Sierra Leone, cutting the number of deadbeat countries from a peak of 23 in 2015 down to just nine as of last month.

    The number of countries on the at-risk list, or close to recalcitrant, also has been slashed, from 62 to just 24 as of May.

    Long-time deadbeats such as Cuba, China and Vietnam are taking back hundreds more people, even though they remain on the naughty list.

    Guinea earned its way off the list by increasing its acceptance of deportees by more than 1,200 percent from 2016 to 2018, while Eritrea went from 13 deportees in Mr. Obama’s final year to 62 last year. Myanmar rose from three to 40.”

    In fact, only one country on the recalcitrant or at-risk lists did worse last year than in the final year under President Obama, according to a Washington Times analysis of Homeland Security data. The holdout, Ethiopia, accepted 37 deportees in 2016 but just 36 last year. Even it, however, did take back 46 of its deported citizens in 2017.

    “Under President Trump, we have made historic progress in ensuring countries take back their nationals who have no legal right to live or work in the United States,” said Katie Waldman, a spokeswoman for Homeland Security.

    Visa sanctions are issued by the State Department after notice from the Homeland Security secretary that a country is delaying or denying acceptance of its deportees.

    That power has been on the books for years, but had only been used twice — once in 2001 by the Bush administration and once in late 2016 by the Obama administration.

    Under Mr. Trump, six countries have already been slapped with deportee-related sanctions.

    In each of those cases, the U.S. government said it would no longer issue business or tourist visas to government officials and their families — and warned that even broader sanctions could follow.

    That got the attention of diplomats in the target countries, and elsewhere.

    “Now these countries understand that the party is over and they — government officials in particular — will face consequences for blocking deportations,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies. “The sanctions work.””

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  4. The press got their panties in a wad over this. They called it a stunt because he didn’t take questions. But the reality is they don’t want to report the truth when it comes to illegal immigration. Democrats didn’t want to hear the facts in their briefing either.

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    https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/03/trump-introduces-border-patrol-need-wall/

    “Trump introduced the agents, including National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd and two of his vice presidents. Each border patrol agent declared emphatically that a wall is necessary along the U.S.-Mexico border. The president revealed that he was meeting with the border patrol council representatives in the Oval Office and thought to bring them before the press as the 13th day of a partial government shutdown comes to a close.

    Trump is currently engaged in a high-stakes fight with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer over funding for his proposed wall along the U.S. southern border. The president’s introduction of the agents came just a day after he held a meeting with congressional leaders, which was supposed to be a briefing on border security.

    A White House official, however, told The Daily Caller after the meeting that Democratic representatives refused to listen to the briefing and refused to budge on wall funding. Pelosi and Schumer have both declared they will not appropriate anymore than $1.3 billion in border security funding, and that none of it could be used for building a wall.”

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  5. Once again, the WaPo has a radical Muslim writing for them, by invitation, of course. Khashoogi would be so proud, were he not a dead spy.

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    https://www.dailywire.com/news/39891/watch-washington-post-op-ed-contributor-chants-ryan-saavedra

    “A report published on Wednesday alleges that a video has emerged of Washington Post op-ed contributor Mohammad Ali al-Houthi chanting “death to America” while firing a rocket from his shoulder.

    “The Washington Post contributor chanted: ‘Allah is the greatest. Death to America. Death to Israel. Curse the Jews. Victory to Islam,'” Conservative Review’s Jordan Schachtel reported. “He has also taken to his unverified but media– and think tank-cited Twitter account to repeat the infamous Houthi slogan.”

    The video was posted to Twitter by Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Michael Doran, who served in the administration of President George W. Bush as a senior director in the National Security Council.

    “Ali Shihabi, the founder of the Arabia Foundation, a Washington D.C.-based Middle East think tank, confirmed to Conservative Review that it is indeed al-Houthi in the video,” Conservative Review added. “Shihabi tells CR that it is ‘documentary evidence of the type of leader’ that the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is up against, whom ‘many critics have ignored.'”

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  6. They’re doomed when war comes, and it always does eventually.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/03/uk-army-recruitment-ads-target-snowflake-millennials

    “UK army recruitment ads target ‘snowflake’ millennials

    Campaign says army could use compassion of ‘snowflakes’ and focus of ‘phone zombies’

    The British army is calling on “snowflakes, selfie addicts, class clowns, phone zombies, and me, me, millennials” to join its ranks in a recruitment drive targeting young people.

    The campaign, featuring posters and TV ads titled Your Army Needs You, suggests that what is seen as a weakness or a character flaw by the rest of society can be seen as a strength by the army. The campaign states that the army could use the “compassion” of “snowflakes”, the “self-belief” of millennials, the “confidence” of selfie takers, and the “focus” of phone zombies.”

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    If this is the best their brass can come up with, I think I found their problem.

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  7. Huh. And all this time I’ve been told Trump was the crass one……

    You can thank Michigan voters for this piece of trash.

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    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/01/new-democrat-congresswoman-curses-out-trump-were-going-to-impeach-the-motherfer/#more-269963

    “Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American congresswoman, who brought Linda Sarsour to her swearing in, flamboyantly joins Democrat chorus calling for impeachment on her first day in office.”

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  8. Of course she’s instantly a hit at CNN.

    THIS is CNN.

    LANGUAGE WARNING!

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    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/01/tlaib-talks-trash.php

    “CNN posted a love letter to freshly sworn-in Rep. Rashida Tlaib by Claire Foran yesterday afternoon, a few hours before Tlaib celebrated with a not quite quotable quote (video below). ”
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    “But did the journalists in attendance join in the cheering? I’m afraid it is a bit late in the day to recall the old rule for sportswriters: No cheering in the press box.”
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    Too late, they already did.

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  9. Yeah, because who doesn’t want mob rule controlled by large, Democrat run, urban areas?

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  10. Re: Tlaib — locker room talk, no biggie.

    The level of political discourse has been so lowered in the last two years, no one should be surprised or upset.

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  11. The English speaking world relies on volunteer for their armed services. The British have a problem — like the US they are overinvolved but unlike the US they can’t offer the usual bribes of free education and health care since the British working class already have it. The solution is either they become creative, lower standards or change social policies so the working class becomes desperate

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  12. “Re: Tlaib — locker room talk, no biggie.”

    Sorry HRW. Wrong again. When 2 guys sitting on a bus talking off the record with one having no idea he’s being recorded, says something crass, that’s locker room talk.

    But when a foul mouthed leftist muslim calls a press conference, then does so on the record, while said press claps and applauds along, that’s a whole different animal.

    But you already knew that. Keep carrying their water though…..

    And it’s your side doing the majority of the lowering. Stop projecting.

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  13. More clueless leftists in positions of power. Yay.

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    It’s not radical you moron…… It’s stupid.

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  14. Celebrating the degenerates. Yay.

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  15. Hmm…..what Cheney tell Lehey to do on the Senate floor, what did Trump call Kaepernick, what did he call Haiti???

    Watching the outrage over Tlaib has been amusing….the right lost any right to call for decency a long tine ago. Or is part of the anger because she is young brown and Muslim? I’m puzzled why her religion and ethnicity are always mentioned. When describing Cortez people usually say outspoken, socialist, young etc not Catholic Puerto Rican. In all likelihood Cortez’s Catholicism is just as if not more influential to her politics than Tlaib’s faith.

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  16. Taxes on the wealthy and corporations used to be around 90% for the part the bracket. This helped create the post WWII middle class. There’s alot of dead money sitting amongst the wealthy; putting it to use is a good idea.

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  17. I’m not outraged. I’m disgusted though, at her and the pathetic voters who would give her even a dog catcher position. She’s accomplished nothing, has no talent to speak of, and brings nothing to Congress of value. Just another Jew hating activist. Yawn.

    Like I said, disgusted…..

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  18. Likely DOA and a meaningless gesture, but I’d love to see them force a vote, put folks on the record.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/04/politics/term-limits-ted-cruz-proposal/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_term=image&utm_source=twCNNp&utm_content=2019-01-04T13%3A24%3A05

    “Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Republican Rep. Francis Rooney proposed a Constitutional amendment on Thursday that would impose term limits on members of both houses of Congress.

    The amendment, co-sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and David Perdue (R-Ga.), would restrict senators to two six-year terms and House members to three two-year terms. A similar amendment was proposed by Cruz in January of 2017.

    “For too long, members of Congress have abused their power and ignored the will of the American people,” Cruz said. “Term limits on members of Congress offer a solution to the brokenness we see in Washington, D.C. It is long past time for Congress to hold itself accountable. I urge my colleagues to submit this constitutional amendment to the states for speedy ratification.”

    The concept of term limits has gained traction in both parties — notably, former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a potential 2020 hopeful who ran against Cruz for the Senate, has called for term limits for Congress earlier this year.”

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