@RealDonaldTrump At War: Afghanistan, Arizona, Flake, Ducey, McCain, #DitchMitch, Kelli Ward

Update II: President Trump at the American Legion convention:

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Update: President Trump in Arizona! The medium is the message:

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The medium is the message. Monday night President Donald J. Trump in a nationally televised speech in front of American troops and top government officials announced his strategy to kill terrorists in Afghanistan. Tuesday night in Arizona President Donald J. Trump will visit with American troops in Arizona then go to a big rally with Vice President Mike Pence alongside him in Arizona.

The medium is the message. President Trump in Arizona is sending a very big message because he is in Arizona. The targets of President Donald J. Trump are Arizona Governor Ducey, Senator John McCain, and Senator Jeff Flake.

Let’s start with Governor Ducey as Trump Target #2:

Gov. Doug Ducey will greet President Donald Trump on the tarmac after Air Force One touches down Tuesday afternoon for his first presidential visit to the Grand Canyon state.

But the Republican governor, who like many in the GOP has diplomatically sidestepped Trump and his more divisive rhetoric, will not attend Trump’s campaign-style rally at the Phoenix Convention Center. [snip]

Richard Herrera, an Arizona State University associate professor of political science, said Ducey’s decision illustrates the Trump tightrope he walks as the governor prepares a 2018 reelection bid.

Herrera said the governor is trying to strike a balance between Republican voters who ardently support Trump, and those who vehemently oppose him.

If Ducey avoided Trump altogether, he could alienate voters he will need next year. And if he joined the president at the rally, Herrera said, he could leave some voters with the impression he supports all of the president’s views. [snip]

“The upside is that for supporters of Trump, he makes a gesture of being close to the president,” Herrera said. “The upside is that he doesn’t have to be in full public view at the rally.

“The negative side is it may not be enough for either group,” he added.

Just by being in Arizona, President Donald J. Trump puts Governor Pucey Ducey on notice that Trump supporters will not vote for this wucey. This Ducey character encouraged Senator McCain to preserve ObamaCare with his vote against ObamaCare repeal in the Senate. Ducey better get a ticket on the TrumpTrain or he will find himself on the tracks with the mighty Trump engine over him.

Arizona Governor Ducey should look at the latest polls from Kentucky for a clue to his reelection bid.

Remember how many in the GOP establishment and Big Media thought President Trump made a big mistake by attacking Senator Mitch McConnell which led to McConnell attacking President Trump? President Trump is at 60% approval in Kentucky and Mitch McConnell is at 18% approval in his home state. Yeah, 18% for Mitch. Add to that Republican voters now very unhappy with the Republican congress and it is time for these losers to buy a clue.

Guess who else is at 18% approval? Yup, President Trump hater, Jeff Flake, who is up for reelection in 2018 is at 18% approval in Arizona.

Jeff Flake needs President Trump even more because Flakey is in lots of trouble with conservatives even as Flakey calls himself the keeper of the flame for conservatives:

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell on Tuesday unloaded on Arizona GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, mocking him in a Twitter post as an “imposter” posing as a conservative.

“Jeff Flake is not a conservative, nor does he have a conscience,” Bozell said, slamming Flake by using the title of his new book “Conscience of a Conservative” — a nod to Barry Goldwater’s 1960 work that was ghost-written by Bozell’s late father.

“On behalf of my late father and my family, I am denouncing Senator Jeff Flake and his new book, dishonestly titled, ‘Conscience of a Conservative,'” Bozell wrote in a posted statement. [snip]

“The media need to know, when reporting on Senator Flake and his ‘book,’ that the author is a deceiver out for personal and financial gain. I also call on my conservative brethren to denounce this imposter, who dishonorably claims to speak for conservatism, in the strongest possible terms,” the Twitter post maintained.

While promoting his news book, Flake told CBS News’ “Face The Nation” the GOP had “lost its way” and given in to “nativism and protectionism.”

He also slammed the party in a commentary for Politico Magazine last month, criticizing the GOP for “creating” and “rationalizing” President Donald Trump.

Jeff Flake has repeatedly attacked President Trump. Jeff Flake believed that along with Senator McCain and Governor Ducey he could attack President Trump and still be reelected. As if!

John McCain is popular with Obama Dimocrats but not Republicans. John McCain will not help Flake in the Republican primary. Governor Ducey will be too busy in a fight for his own survival so he won’t be much help to Flake either. Governor Ducey and Senator Flake need President Trump, not John McCain.

Just by being in Arizona, President Donald J. Trump slaps Jeff Flake in the face. Jeff Flake needs President Trump but President Trump does not need Jeff Flake. There is another. Her name is Kelli Ward:

Top Trump donor ponies up to take out Flake

Robert Mercer is donating $300,000 to a super PAC backing Kelli Ward, who is running against the GOP senator in a primary next year.

One of Donald Trump’s most generous political benefactors is providing a six-figure donation to a super PAC devoted to unseating Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican who has been fiercely critical of the president.

Robert Mercer, a reclusive hedge fund billionaire who was intimately involved in Trump’s rise and helped to bankroll his 2016 campaign, is contributing $300,000 to a super PAC supporting former state Sen. Kelli Ward, who is challenging Flake in a Republican primary next year.

It’s the latest sign that Trump’s political machine is preparing to take on Flake, whose persistent attacks have angered the president. The White House has met with Ward and two other Republicans who are mulling primary challenges to the Arizona senator, state Treasurer Jeff DeWit and former state GOP Chairman Robert Graham.

A longtime Trump critic, Flake has made waves with the release of his new book, “Conscience of a Conservative.” He argues that his party is in denial about the Trump presidency and blames the GOP for his rise. Over the past week, Flake has launched a national TV tour in which he’s made the case that his party has taken the wrong course.

During the 2016 campaign, Flake refused to endorse Trump and called on him to withdraw after the release of the “Access Hollywood” tape, in which Trump was heard boasting about groping women. The senator refused to attend the GOP convention, saying that he had to stay home to mow his lawn.

His jabs rankled candidate Trump, who at one point said that he would be willing to spend $10 million of his own money to defeat Flake in a 2018 primary.

And during a press briefing last week, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to rule out the possibility that the president would help finance an anti-Flake primary effort.

If we were suspicious types we would think that the Steve Bannon resignation and that five hour meeting with Robert Mercer as Bannon prepared to leave the White House job after his August 7 resignation had something to do with all this. We expect Trump supporters, Steve Bannon, Robert Mercer, are all united in taking down politically, the flakeity flake Jeff Flake.

Tonight. Trump. Arizona. 2018. 2020. War!

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  1. President Trump at war with Mitch McConnell:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/us/politics/mitch-mcconnell-trump.html?mcubz=0

    McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency

    The relationship between President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has disintegrated to the point that they have not spoken to each other in weeks, and Mr. McConnell has privately expressed uncertainty that Mr. Trump will be able to salvage his administration after a series of summer crises.

    What was once an uneasy governing alliance has curdled into a feud of mutual resentment and sometimes outright hostility, complicated by the position of Mr. McConnell’s wife, Elaine L. Chao, in Mr. Trump’s cabinet, according to more than a dozen people briefed on their imperiled partnership. Angry phone calls and private badmouthing have devolved into open conflict, with the president threatening to oppose Republican senators who cross him, and Mr. McConnell mobilizing to their defense. [snip]

    Yet Mr. Trump and Mr. McConnell are locked in a political cold war. Neither man would comment for this story. Don Stewart, a spokesman for Mr. McConnell, noted that the senator and the president had “shared goals,” and pointed to “tax reform, infrastructure, funding the government, not defaulting on the debt, passing the defense authorization bill.”

    Still, the back-and-forth has been dramatic.

    In a series of tweets this month, Mr. Trump criticized Mr. McConnell publicly, then berated him in a phone call that quickly devolved into a profane shouting match.

    During the call, which Mr. Trump initiated on Aug. 9 from his New Jersey golf club, the president accused Mr. McConnell of bungling the health care issue. He was even more animated about what he intimated was the Senate leader’s refusal to protect him from investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to Republicans briefed on the conversation.

    Mr. McConnell has fumed over Mr. Trump’s regular threats against fellow Republicans and criticism of Senate rules, and questioned Mr. Trump’s understanding of the presidency in a public speech. Mr. McConnell has made sharper comments in private, describing Mr. Trump as entirely unwilling to learn the basics of governing.

    In offhand remarks, Mr. McConnell has expressed a sense of bewilderment about where Mr. Trump’s presidency may be headed, and has mused about whether Mr. Trump will be in a position to lead the Republican Party into next year’s elections and beyond, according to people who have spoken to him directly.

    While maintaining a pose of public reserve, Mr. McConnell expressed horror to advisers last week after Mr. Trump’s comments equating white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., with protesters who rallied against them. Mr. Trump’s most explosive remarks came at a news conference in Manhattan, where he stood beside Ms. Chao. (Ms. Chao, deflecting a question about the tensions between her husband and the president she serves, told reporters, “I stand by my man — both of them.”)

    Mr. McConnell signaled to business leaders that he was deeply uncomfortable with Mr. Trump’s comments: Several who resigned advisory roles in the Trump administration contacted Mr. McConnell’s office after the fact, and were told that Mr. McConnell fully understood their choices, three people briefed on the conversations said.

    Mr. Trump has also continued to badger and threaten Mr. McConnell’s Senate colleagues, including Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, whose Republican primary challenger was praised by Mr. Trump last week.

    Mr. Trump was set to hold a campaign rally on Tuesday night in Phoenix, and Republicans feared he would use the event to savage Mr. Flake again.

    If he does, senior Republican officials said the party’s senators would stand up for their colleague. A Republican “super PAC” aligned with Mr. McConnell released a web ad on Tuesday assailing Mr. Flake’s Republican rival, Kelli Ward, as a fringe-dwelling conspiracy theorist.

    When it comes to the Senate, there’s an Article 5 understanding: An attack against one is an attack against all,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who has found himself in Mr. Trump’s sights many times, invoking the NATO alliance’s mutual defense doctrine.

    The fury among Senate Republicans toward Mr. Trump has been building since last month, even before he lashed out at Mr. McConnell. Some of them blame the president for not being able to rally the party around any version of legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act, accusing him of not knowing even the basics about the policy. Senate Republicans also say strong-arm tactics from the White House backfired, making it harder to cobble together votes and have left bad feelings in the caucus.

    When Mr. Trump addressed a Boy Scouts jamboree last month in West Virginia, White House aides told Senator Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican from the state whose support was in doubt, that she could only accompany him on Air Force One if she committed to voting for the health care bill. She declined the invitation, noting that she could not commit to voting for a measure she had not seen, according to Republican briefed on the conversation.

    Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska told colleagues that when Mr. Trump’s interior secretary threatened to pull back federal funding for her state, she felt boxed in and unable to vote for the health care bill.

    In a show of solidarity, albeit one planned well before Mr. Trump took aim at Mr. Flake, Mr. McConnell will host a $1,000-per-person dinner on Friday in Kentucky for the Arizona senator, as well as for Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, who is also facing a Trump-inspired primary race next year, and Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska. Mr. Flake is expected to attend the event.

    Former Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, a Republican who is close to Mr. McConnell, said frustration with Mr. Trump was boiling over in the chamber. Mr. Gregg blamed the president for undermining congressional leaders, and said the House and Senate would have to govern on their own if Mr. Trump “can’t participate constructively.”

    “Failure to do things like keeping the government open and passing a tax bill is the functional equivalent of playing Russian roulette with all the chambers loaded,” Mr. Gregg said.

    Others in the party divide blame between Mr. Trump and Mr. McConnell. Al Hoffman, a former finance chairman of the Republican National Committee who has been supportive of Mr. McConnell, said Mr. McConnell was culpable because he has failed to deliver legislative victories. “Ultimately, it’s been Mitch’s responsibility, and I don’t think he’s done much,” Mr. Hoffman said.

    But Mr. Hoffman predicted that Mr. McConnell would likely outlast the president.

    “I think he’s going to blow up, self-implode,” Mr. Hoffman said of Mr. Trump. “I wouldn’t be surprised if McConnell pulls back his support of Trump and tries to go it alone.”

    An all-out clash between Mr. Trump and Mr. McConnell would play out between men whose strengths and weaknesses are very different. Mr. Trump is a political amateur, still unschooled in the ways of Washington, but he maintains a viselike grip on the affections of the Republican base. Mr. McConnell is a soft-spoken career politician, with virtuoso mastery of political fund-raising and tactics, but he had no mass following to speak of.

    Mr. McConnell, while baffled at Mr. Trump’s penchant for internecine attacks, is a ruthless pragmatist and has given no overt indication that he plans to seek more drastic conflict. Despite his private battles with Mr. Trump, Mr. McConnell has sent reassuring signals with his public conduct: On Monday, he appeared in Louisville, Ky., with Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, for a discussion of tax policy.

    Mr. McConnell’s Senate colleagues, however, have grown bolder. The combination of the president’s frontal attacks on Senate Republicans and his claim that there were “fine people” marching with white supremacists in Charlottesville has emboldened lawmakers to criticize Mr. Trump in withering terms.

    Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee rebuked Mr. Trump last week for failing to “demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence” required of presidents. On Monday, Senator Susan Collins of Maine said in a television interview that she was uncertain Mr. Trump would be the Republican presidential nominee in 2020.

    There are few recent precedents for the rift. The last time a president turned on a legislative leader of his own party was in 2002, when allies of George W. Bush helped force Trent Lott to step down as Senate minority leader after racially charged remarks at a birthday party for Senator Strom Thurmond, Republican of South Carolina.

    For the moment, Mr. McConnell appears to be far more secure in his position, and perhaps immune to coercion from the White House. Republicans are unlikely to lose control of the Senate in 2018, and Mr. Trump has no allies in the Senate who have shown an appetite for combat with Mr. McConnell.

    Still, some allies of Mr. Trump on the right — including Stephen K. Bannon, who stepped down last week as Mr. Trump’s chief strategist — welcome more direct conflict with Mr. McConnell and congressional Republicans.

    Roger J. Stone Jr., a Republican strategist who has advised Mr. Trump for decades, said the president needed to “take a scalp” in order to force cooperation from Republican elites who have resisted his agenda. Mr. Stone urged Mr. Trump to make an example of one or more Republicans, like Mr. Flake, who have refused to give full support to his administration.

    The president should start bumping off incumbent Republican members of Congress in primaries,” Mr. Stone said. “If he did that, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan would wet their pants and the rest of the Republicans would get in line.”

    But Mr. McConnell’s allies warn that the president should be wary of doing anything that could jeopardize the Senate Republican majority.

    “The quickest way for him to get impeached is for Trump to knock off Jeff Flake and Dean Heller and be faced with a Democrat-led Senate,” said Billy Piper, a lobbyist and former McConnell chief of staff.

    It’s time for the war with the GOP establishment. Take down Flake.

  2. #DitchMitch

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trump-phoenix-arizona-jeff-flake-241878

    GOP on eggshells as Trump storms into Phoenix

    A sustained attack on vulnerable Sen. Jeff Flake could rupture the president’s relationship with his party.

    PHOENIX — President Donald Trump faces a decision on Tuesday evening with profound implications for his already strained relationship with the GOP: whether to attack a vulnerable Republican senator on his home turf.

    White House officials won’t say exactly what’s on Trump’s agenda when he holds a campaign-style rally here. But it’s widely expected he will go after GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, a loud critic of the president who recently published an anti-Trump manifesto, “Conscience of a Conservative.”

    Whatever he says about Flake, the president is clearly determined to send a message. State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, who is weighing a primary challenge against Flake, will join the president on Air Force One on Tuesday, according to two people briefed on the plans. And the daughter of another potential GOP candidate, former state GOP Chairman Robert Graham, is slated to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

    In the days leading up to Trump’s Arizona trip, Senate GOP leaders have implicitly warned Trump that attacking Flake, who faces a treacherous path to reelection, would only serve to further rupture his relationship with a congressional GOP wing that he’s grown increasingly isolated from in recent weeks. It came after Trump, in a tweet after the Phoenix event was announced, called Flake “toxic.” The president had earlier threatened to spend as much as $10 million to take out the incumbent Republican.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Majority Whip John Cornyn, and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Cory Gardner all declared that Flake had their full support.

    On Tuesday morning, Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC closely aligned with McConnell, will amp the pressure. The group is set to release a blistering digital ad campaign that targets Kelli Ward, a conservative former state senator and Flake primary opponent who Trump praised in a tweet last week.

    The ad paints Ward as an extreme figure with “crazy ideas” who engages in “embarrassing behavior.”

    People close to the group describe the offensive as part of a broader effort to show that any Trump-led push to undermine Flake, or any GOP incumbent, for that matter, won’t go uncontested.

    “We’re not willing to throw this Senate seat away to Democrats by nominating a fringe candidate like Kelli Ward,” said Steven Law, Senate Leadership Fund’s president and a former McConnell chief of staff. The group is spending over $10,000 on the ad, which will be geo-targeted to people who attend the rally and will run for three days.

    Law said he had not yet decided how much to spend to defend the senator but that he had begun talking to Republican Party donors about the race.

    Trump’s fixation with Flake has been on display for months. Backstage before a campaign rally last fall, Trump raged to associates about the senator, who refused to endorse him. This year, the White House has met privately with three actual or prospective Flake primary opponents. One of Trump’s top campaign aides, David Bossie, has privately spoken to a former Republican congressman, Matt Salmon, about his interest in running.

    And one of Trump’s top donors, the reclusive billionaire hedge fund manager Robert Mercer, has donated $300,000 to a pro-Ward super PAC — with more possibly on the way.

    Trump’s decision to venture to Flake’s home state goes to what senior Republicans say is a much deeper concern: that the president seems more interested in exacting revenge against members of his own party than defeating Democrats. It is highly unusual for the president to openly campaign against a sitting member of his own party, let alone someone as vulnerable as Flake.

    Yet he is not the only Republican in Trump’s cross hairs. Earlier this summer, as the health care debate consumed Washington, a White House-sanctioned super PAC launched an attack against another endangered Republican senator, Dean Heller of Nevada, over his reluctance to support the legislation. During a meeting at the White House to discuss the legislation with the Senate GOP Conference, the president appeared to joke about Heller’s political circumstances. “Look, he wants to remain a senator, doesn’t he?” Trump asked.

    “The president needs to decide not only on Tuesday but over the next 14 months whether he wants to help grow the Republican majority in Congress or whether he wants to engage in personal feuds that ultimately only help Chuck Schumer,” said Brian Walsh, a former top NRSC official. “It’s perplexed and frustrated many Republicans that the president hasn’t put his well-earned political capital to use in those states against the Democrats and instead has focused his energy and attention against the very senators whose support he needs today.”

    Yet within the White House, there has been angst about how to handle the race — and particularly over Trump’s decision to promote Ward, who is widely regarded as a subpar candidate. Ward received just 39 percent of the vote when she unsuccessfully challenged GOP Sen. John McCain in 2016, and she recently came under fire for saying that McCain should step down “as quickly as possible” following his brain cancer diagnosis — remarks that were widely panned as insensitive.

    By highlighting Ward — as opposed to one of the other potential candidates considering a primary bid, such as stateDeWit or Graham — some White House aides are convinced that Trump may have actually made it harder to unseat Flake. There has been so much consternation over the issue that rally organizers have sought to deny Ward a speaking slot at the rally or even a seat in the VIP section, three people involved in the planning the event said. Ward, they worry, could use such prime real estate to advance the idea the president supports her. [snip]

    Vice President Mike Pence is slated to join Trump at the rally, as is Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, though some other senior Republicans are staying away. Neither Flake nor McCain is expected to attend. GOP Gov. Doug Ducey, who is thought to have national aspirations, will greet Trump at the Phoenix airport but won’t attend the event.

    “Gov. Ducey’s focus has been working with law enforcement toward a safe event in downtown Phoenix for all those involved and in the area,” said the governor’s deputy chief of staff. “That will continue to be his priority during the event and afterwards.”

    The GOP establishment is at war with President Trump. It’s time to acknowledge this war and fight. Just by announcing an Arizona rally many who will vote in the GOP primaries are learning about Flake and his fellow travelers in treachery.

    President Trump won’t have to attack anyone tonight with words. His very presence in Arizona is an attack on Flake, Ducey, McCain.

  3. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4814686/Anti-Trump-protests-disappoint-Phoenix-heat.html

    Trump-backers far outnumber protesters in Phoenix as Trump swings through illegal immigration hotbed and supporters brave 107-degree heat for hours in line [snip]

    In contrast with Monday’s calm, measured speech about the prolonged war effort in Afghanistan, Tuesday night’s Trump performance promises to be a raucous affair akin to the campaign events that forced America’s election prognosticators to rewrite every political rule book.

    The president’s first audience members began arriving 10 hours before the rally’s appointed starting time, standing in Phoenix’s concrete city center in temperatures that reached 107 degrees.

    Two-dollar cold water bottles outsold three-dollar tacos on street corners. Trump fans took turns holding each other’s places in line for bathroom breaks and visits to a cool spray mist descending from a nearby Hyatt hotel’s entryway overhang.

    The most common sight, other than ‘Make America Great Again’ hats, was umbrella after umbrella sticking up above the crowd – not to protect against much-needed rain, but used as a parasol to tame the heat.

    The heat took its toll, too, on a promised mass-protest that threatened to bring thousands who stayed home.

    A combined 7,400 people had indicated that they plan to show their disgust for the president, via RSVPs on two Facebook advertisements for anti-Trump rallies.

    Only about 500 showed up, and found pro-Trump activists creating just as much noise. They shouted ‘Walk of shame!’ in response as the rally-goers made their way to the front of a line that snaked for six city blocks.

    An hour before Trump was scheduled to speak, there were an estimated 8,000 inside the convention center.

    Trump’s visit to Arizona brought the state’s sometimes smashmouth GOP politics to a head since there is no love lost between Trump and Arizona’s two U.S. senators, both Republicans.

    Sen. Jeff Flake faces a stiff primary challenge next year from former state lawmaker Kelli Ward, whom Trump has cheered on Twitter as he called Flake ‘WEAK on borders’ and ‘toxic’ in the Senate.

  4. Update: President Trump in Arizona! The medium is the message:

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  5. The GOP establishment is at war with President Trump. It’s time to acknowledge this war and fight. Just by announcing an Arizona rally many who will vote in the GOP primaries are learning about Flake and his fellow travelers in treachery.

    President Trump won’t have to attack anyone tonight with words. His very presence in Arizona is an attack on Flake, Ducey, McCain.
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    Is the GOPe totally delusional? Do they really have any doubt whose side the American people will take if/when Trump goes to war with the GOPe??

  6. I am so done with ESPN…from CTH

    Thunder-buckets of Stupid – ESPN Pulls Game Announcer Robert Lee Because His Name Is Too “Triggering”…

    Posted by sundance
    If ever you doubted that ESPN was the sporting epicenter of liberalism, well, consider this the day you can put those doubts to rest.

    In what can only be considered the most ridiculous, over-the-top, example of political correctness running amok ESPN has pulled a college football announcer from the game between William & Mary -vs- the University of Virginia because his name is Robert Lee.

    Seriously, you just can’t make this stuff up. Oh, and Robert Lee is Asian (pictured left) but even his ethnicity couldn’t save him from the executive level stupidity and delicate sensibilities of ESPN.

    The executives in charge of programming and broadcasting actually had a meeting to decide that an Asian guy named Robert Lee was just too triggering. Here’s the statement from ESPN:

    “We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.” (link)

  7. I’m glad Trump is done reading all his comments this week about Charlottesville… it doesn’t matter what he says, they will always hate him.

    Obama can go to Dallas and speak after 5 police are murdered by BLM and pretty much blame the police and not a damn word.

    Indescribable

  8. President Trump now talking illegal immigration. Crowd goes wild.

    President Trump asks if the crowd loves Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Crowd goes wilder.

    President Trump says Sheriff Joe was convicted for doing his job. Predicts Arpaio will be just fine. PDT smiles as he says: “But, I won’t do it tonight because I don’t want to cause any controversy.”

    PDT says he is liberating American towns from the illegal alien “animals” preying in gangs on small town America.

  9. President Trump now talking illegal immigration. Crowd goes wild.

    President Trump asks if the crowd loves Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Crowd goes wilder.

    President Trump says Sheriff Joe was convicted for doing his job. Predicts Arpaio will be just fine. PDT smiles as he says: “But, I won’t do it tonight because I don’t want to cause any controversy.”

    PDT says he is liberating American towns from the illegal alien “animals” preying in gangs on small town America.

  10. “The president needs to decide not only on Tuesday but over the next 14 months whether he wants to help grow the Republican majority in Congress or whether he wants to engage in personal feuds that ultimately only help Chuck Schumer.”

    In what world would an American President be expected to help grow a majority that hates him and is actively undermining his agenda? The idea of replacing establishment R’s with Trump-agenda- supporting R’s apparently does not occur to these weasels as a possibility.

  11. Trump is in Beastmode. MSNBC is talking over him. Cowards.
    If he were covered fairly he’d be unstoppable. Thank God for alternative media sources. Screw those treacherous Big Media clowns.
    May the Great Media Schlonging of 2017 begin…

  12. NJLURKER 2, “Beastmode”!!! Now PDT is telling congress what to do. On healthcare he said “one vote” as he smirked. McCain is not happy tonight.

    PDT says “we need to speak to Mitch”. PDT wants an end to the filibuster.

    PDT then talks healthcare in Arizona and the big hikes in ObamaCare premiums.

    PDT says Dimocrats have no policies, “all they are good at is obstruction”.

    Dimocrats want “socialism” says PDT, or “even worse”.

    “ObamaCare is a disaster and just think we were just one vote away from repeal. One vote away. One vote away. Seven years, think of it.” Crowd chants “Drain that Swamp!!!!”

  13. Uh, oh. PDT said they told him not to “mention any names”. “I won’t talk about your other senator who is weak on borders.”

    “I haven’t mentioned any names.” “One vote.” “We are going to get rid of ObamaCare.”

  14. What the he’ll is going on with MSNBC? They are interpreting as the Speech is being given. They don’t think Thier viewers can at least watch it on thier own? The coverage is ludicrous.

  15. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/20/exclusive-alabama-senate-poll-roy-moore-with-majority-support-takes-commanding-lead-over-luther-strange/

    A new poll shows former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore with a commanding lead over Luther Strange, the Washington establishment backed candidate, heading into the GOP primary runoff for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat left open this year.

    The poll from JMC Analytics provided to Breitbart News ahead of its public release shows Moore with 51 percent, a majority, supporting him, while Strange trails nearly 20 points behind with just 32 percent—and 17 percent are undecided. Moore’s commanding lead comes after he outperformed polls to finish around 39 percent in a multi-way primary this past Tuesday. Strange finished the first round of voting with just under 33 percent, and this poll seems to indicate that Moore is the only candidate gaining more votes while Strange is stuck with a ceiling of what he got on primary day before the runoff. [snip]

    Now that he is trailing significantly with just over a month to go before the runoff, with his opponent Moore securing for now a majority of the electorate, the future looks grim for Strange.

    This latest JMC Analytics poll was conducted from August 17 to 19, with a 95 percent confidence interval and a 4.3 percent margin of error. That means Moore’s commanding lead with a majority of support in Alabama is far outside the margin of error in this poll, making him the clear GOP frontrunner walking into election day on September 26. The survey had 515 respondents.

    In the primary’s first round, a group run by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s allies called Senate Leadership Fund spent nearly $10 million to back Strange with vicious attack ads against Moore and against fellow conservative Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL). The attack ads, filled with mostly false information, largely backfired since they—and a questionable endorsement from President Donald Trump—were not enough to get Strange across the finish line into first place. Normally, with that kind of money and an endorsement from the president himself, someone would finish in first place in a multi-way race. [snip]

    When asked if McConnell’s help with millions backing Strange made respondents more or less likely to vote for Strange, 45 percent said less likely while only 10 percent said more likely. Forty-six percent said no difference.

    “There are three main takeaways from this poll: (1) former Chief Justice Roy Moore surges into an early runoff lead due to support from a substantial number of those who did not support either runoff contender in the August 15 primary, (2) evangelical support is fueling Moore’s initial runoff lead, and (3) both President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s endorsements are not helping Senator Strange,” JMC Analytics pollster John Couvillon wrote in his analysis of the data. [snip]

    “In the ballot test, Roy Moore has substantial leads across all of the state’s media markets except Mobile,” Couvillon writes now. “It also looks like the support of the defeated primary candidates has initially moved to Moore: not only did those supporting the ‘also rans’ say they support Moore 51-26%, but (to use a readily apparent example), ‘Mo’ Brooks’ Huntsville base has largely realigned itself with Moore, where he has a 52-29% lead. What also appears to be fueling Moore’s surge in post primary support is the substantial difference in support depending on whether the respondent self-identified as an evangelical Christian. Among that group, Moore has a 58-28% lead over Senator Strange, while among non-evangelicals, Strange has a narrow 42-39% lead.”

    Despite this poll, this race is by no means over at this stage. McConnell’s allies are likely to, since they already dumped millions into backing Strange, go all in with tens of millions more.

    This hurts McConnell and helps PDT. First of all, it is McConnell’s support that drives voters away from Strange. Also, the PDT backers supporting Flake opponents must be encouraged by this news from Alabama.

  16. I hope Trump stays in Beastmode. It’s the most effective I’ve seen him since November.
    I will fill my coffee pot in the AM with MSM tears.

  17. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/08/22/trump-hits-mccain-and-flake-in-arizona-without-naming-them-and-appears-to-relish-it/?utm_term=.f7410bfb14c8

    Trump hits McCain and Flake in Arizona without naming them — and appears to relish it

    Not once Tuesday night in Phoenix did President Trump utter the names of Arizona’s two Republican senators, with whom he has clashed repeatedly and fiercely.

    But he left no uncertainty about the hard feelings he has for Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake.

    During remarks at a rally that lurched sharply from one topic to the next, Trump repeatedly referenced the “one vote” by which Senate Republicans fell short of passing a bill to keep the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act alive.

    It was an unmistakable reference to McCain, whose surprise “no” vote sunk the push last month, angering Trump.

    “They all said, ‘Mr. President, your speech was so good last night, please, please Mr. President, don’t mention any names.’ So I won’t. I won’t,” said Trump, perhaps referring to his advisers or allies.

    One vote away — I will not mention any names. Very presidential, isn’t it?” Trump said mockingly.

    He seemed to relish his mode of attack.

    Later, Trump took on Flake, also without naming him.

    Nobody wants me to talk about your other senator, who’s weak on borders, weak on crime,” said Trump. “So I won’t talk about him.”

    In a newly released book, Flake is sharply critical of Trump and has spoken out against him in recent months.

    Last week, Trump wrote on Twitter that it was “great” that former state legislator Kelli Ward was challenging Flake in the Republican primary, distressing many top Republicans, both inside and outside the White House.

    He did not mention Ward Tuesday night.

    Trump addressed other topics sure to anger top congressional Republicans such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). He reiterated his desire to end the 60-vote threshold in the Senate for most legislation, which McConnell has repeatedly said he is not open to doing.

    He also threatened to shut down the government if his border wall isn’t funded.

    Trump didn’t only focus on Republicans. He called out Democratic senators who are from states that he won by “20 or 30 points.” Many Democratic senators in deep red states are facing reelection next year.

    I hope some of the Democrats who are going to lose their election are going to come over and vote for a tax cut,” he said.

    Seemingly satisfied with his digs at McCain and Flake, Trump moved on to other topics. Having mentioned no names, Trump said, “Now, everybody’s happy.”

    No names needed.

  18. Phase II of the hostile takeover has commenced in earnest. GOPe bigwigs and party apparatchiks MUST control the primary process or they loose control of all of it. Withholding money and terrorizing anyone who crosses them by daring to run against (or donate) to their selected candidates has been the modus operandi for decades if not a century. This of course was done to Trump and he beat them.

    The money advantage may now be a disadvantage when one looks at where that money comes from. And of course Mitch the B**** and his club want only verified flunkies admitted to the Senate club. Trump has picked his targets or battles and now will start executing the hostile takeover plan Phase II. Flake is the perfect self-righteous virtue signalling liar supporting open borders, enabling Mexican drug cartels, and globalist cheap labor corporations to take on. Alabama doesn’t want a Mitch flunky so is willing to gamble on the completely rogue Moore. Those Alabamians are in an oppositional mood.

    Knocking off a couple of high profile globalists and sticking it to McConnell is a daring plan. But Trump has already pulled this off before. Break the back of the globalist flunky club in the Senate and you have the next step done.

  19. Carson Harris, 22, of Tempe, who joined the protest against Trump at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, was standing just east of the Herberger Theater Center near Third and Monroe streets when he saw several protesters behind barricades “throwing empty water bottles and yelling at police.”
    Then he saw a “small spinning firework or something” thrown toward police. It landed in the street.
    “That’s when they started spraying tear gas,” Harris said, referring to police.
    snip
    Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said she believed officers responded appropriately, given the charged and emotional nature of the event.
    snip. No property damage was reported.
    “Kudos to our community,” Williams said.
    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2017/08/22/major-protest-groups-start-arriv-rally-against-president-trump-during-phoenix-convention-center-visi/575220001/

    My 2¢ overall: Opening with two clergy, VP (close to clergy) and Ben Carson – was smart. Did you not love Ben last night? HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson Speaks at President Trump Rally in Phoenix,… http://youtu.be/cGQ2e6WH_a8
    ….
    Too long on media by twice, but I’ll never stop loving the man.

  20. Just signed out of here, then caught a Newt tweet coming to PDT’s defense:

    As an experiment watched CNN’s Don Lemon’s opening diatribe of unending hostility to Trump.No wonder Trump attacked media intensely
    2,554 replies 7,543 retweets 20,620 likes
    Time stamp 12 hrs

  21. But she didn’t did she? Coulda, woulda, shoulda nonsense from Hillary:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/hillary-clinton-says-my-skin-crawled-during-debate-trump-n795136

    In the first excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s highly anticipated upcoming memoir, the former Democratic presidential candidate said her “skin crawled” during a debate with Donald Trump.

    In audio clips of Clinton reading from the book, “What Happened,” which were first obtained by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, Clinton recounted her thoughts as she toyed with the idea of telling her Republican rival to “back up, you creep” as he stood behind her during the second presidential debate.

    “My skin crawled,” Clinton said. “It was one of those moments where you wish you could hit pause and ask everyone watching ‘well, what would you do?'”

    Just two days prior, Clinton said, “the world heard [Trump] brag about groping women.”

    Clinton said during the debate she decided against telling Trump, “back up, you creep, get away from me,” and in order to keep her composure, she gripped the microphone “extra hard.”

    But, in hindsight, Clinton wondered if she should have taken the time to tell Trump off for following her.

    “It certainly would have been better TV,” she said. “Maybe I have over-learned the lesson of staying calm, biting my tongue, digging my fingernails into a clenched fist, smiling all the while, determined to present a composed face to the world.”

    The book should have been called “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda”.

  22. The day after:

    Fluck Flake.

  23. During & after the speech I did my usual of checking other cable channels for coverage
    As stated mnsbc just talked over the speech with their usual nonsense
    Both CNN & MSNBC predictably kept the same chiron below the whole speech saying ” he left out the line about two sides”…only changed at the to stress the protestors

    But nowhere on TV was there such insanity as on CNN
    I could only bare a few moments but Don Lemon is certfiable & ready for treatment…all of them abusively negative…pushing for a race was and on a campaign to have PDT unfit for office
    That place has truly lost all perspective on any semblance of reality

  24. President Trump’s pollster notes the collapse in GOP support for Republican Senate Leader McConnell:
    ———————
    Mitch is done. Time to stick a (pitch)fork in him.

    Trump’s enemies are warning him that if he openly takes on the GOPe, it’s really really over this time for Trump.

    You know the old saying about how when your enemy warns you not to do X, you should do X.

    Take the gloves off, Mr. President. Time for OPEN WARFARE with the GOPe. You tried playing nice with them. It didn’t work. FUCK THEM.

    The notion that somehow the voters will side with the GOPe instead of Trump is beyond ridiculous. What universe do these idiots live in????

  25. The book should have been called “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda” 🙂
    ———————————–
    she’s probably said “back up, you creep, get away from me,”
    to Bill millions of times

  26. This afternoon in Nevada, President Trump is expected to address the American Legion at approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday. He will also sign the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act.

  27. CNN & MSNBC lecturing about “lying by omission” re: Trump leaving out line about “two sides.” Well, y’all left out the entire rest of the speech, which is what he was pointing out. LMAO

    Intellectual pygmies.

  28. Update II: President Trump at the American Legion convention:

    ——————————————————

  29. “My skin crawled,” Clinton said.
    ——————————
    Is this the debate HRC received advance copy of questions?
    I would really like that to be the case.

  30. Naseem Taleb recently learned a dangerous thing: that it is better to give than to receive:

    “Lesson I learned from UK thoughtnazis.

    Appease/correct them w/”I am not saying… they destroy you.

    Be aggressive, disrespect: they freakout.”

    The tragic fact is that in the By All Means Necessary world

    A snarl goes further than a smile.

    —–Richard Fernadez

  31. http://www.dailywire.com/news/20140/top-5-versions-antifa-protester-being-hit-balls-jacob-airey

    On Tuesday, a group of left-wing Antifa protesters surrounded the stadium where President Donald Trump gave his speech in Phoenix, Arizona. Things got hilarious when one protester took a shot from a rubber bullet in the groin after kicking a tear gas canister back at law enforcement.

    It was a case of instant karma.

  32. Go ahead and laugh at this dope getting his comeuppance:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-politics-trudeau-idUSKCN1B32CO

    Canada frets over possible huge surge in asylum-seekers: sources

    OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada fears a huge surge in asylum seekers crossing the border from the United States, putting political pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ahead of a 2019 election, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

    The number of migrants illegally entering Canada more than tripled in July and August, hitting nearly 7,000. Haitians, who face looming deportation from the United States when their temporary protected status expires in January 2018, accounted for much of the inflow.

    Two sources familiar with Canadian government thinking said citizens from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras, who are slated to lose their U.S. protected status in early 2018, may also head north.

    “There is concern we’ll see a huge increase, mostly from Central America,” said one source.

    “The question is, which group is next, and how are we going to deal with it, and what is the impact on Canadians?” added the source, who requested anonymity given the sensitivity of the situation.

    Most new arrivals are going to the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec, sparking protests from opposition politicians and anti-immigrant groups.

    Trudeau’s Liberals need to gain support in Quebec to offset expected losses elsewhere ahead of an October 2019 election.

    Asked whether the Liberals were worried about losing popularity in Quebec, the source said: “Absolutely. That’s a concern.”

    But if Trudeau clamps down too far, he risks tarnishing a long-cultivated reputation for openness and tolerance. He pointedly tweeted Canada’s welcome of refugees after U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled a travel ban in January.

    The government is in a real quandary over this,” said a third source familiar with official thinking.

    Ottawa has hardened its tone in recent days, warning people not to cross the border since they could well be deported.

    Trudeau said Canada was enforcing immigration rules.

    We are an open and welcoming country because citizens have confidence in our immigration and refugee system and we have been able to continue to defend and protect the integrity of that system,” he told reporters in Montreal on Wednesday.

    He also said Ottawa might accelerate the process of issuing work permits for asylum seekers rather than make them wait for refugee claims to be processed, which now takes several months.

    Leger Marketing pollster Christian Bourque said there were no immediate signs that support in Quebec for Trudeau was weakening.

    “I think that changes if people do not perceive the government is taking a strong stand,” he said.

    A Reuters poll in March found nearly half of Canadians want to deport people who are illegally crossing from the United States.

    A Haitian-Canadian Liberal legislator is due to visit Miami on Thursday, home to a large expatriate community, in a bid to persuade people to stay put. Officials complain false stories are circulating about how easy it is to be granted permission to stay in Canada.

    Some of the Haitians are in temporary housing, including Montreal’s Olympic Stadium and at least two tent camps near the border.

    Critics accuse Trudeau of encouraging would-be refugees to come to Canada without thinking through the consequences.

    Texas should pay for buses and trains from Texas to Montreal until Trudeau yells “uncle”.

  33. Miss sissy pants Canada called the illegals “irregular immigrants ”

    Lol and said that “irregular immigration ” was not acceptable

    Imagine if Trump called illegals irregular

  34. Read this if you want sweet dreams tonight and in November 2018:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/23/trump-jeff-flake-arizona-senate-241959

    PHOENIX — President Donald Trump continues to amp up the pressure on Sen. Jeff Flake, savaging the Arizona Republican on Twitter and holding a private meeting with several of his prospective primary opponents.

    Before taking the stage in Phoenix on Tuesday evening for a campaign-style rally, the president huddled backstage with state Treasurer Jeff DeWit and former state GOP Chairman Robert Graham. Both are considering running against Flake, an outspoken critic of the president who recently published an anti-Trump book, “Conscience of a Conservative.”

    Trump ripped the Arizona senator during the brief meeting, calling him “the flake,” according to three people who provided an account of the discussion. Trump also discussed the potential for a primary challenge to Flake and told DeWit and Graham, both of whom have aligned with the president, to get back to him about their interest in running.

    Also participating in the huddle was Rep. Trent Franks, a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus who appeared at the rally. At one point, Franks told the president that either DeWit or Graham would make strong challengers to Flake.

    On Wednesday afternoon, Graham’s daughter posted a picture of the backstage meeting on her Instagram account. [snip]

    On Tuesday, as the president made his way to Phoenix, he traveled with DeWit on Air Force One.

    The White House barrage — and attention to potential primary challengers — has infuriated senior Republicans and further opened a widening rift between congressional GOP leaders and the president. In the days leading up to the Phoenix rally, in anticipation of a Trump-led assault on the senator, a number of Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, released statements promising Flake their full support.

    It’s time to confront the Swamp monsters at the ballot box. President Trump should add Heller of Nevada and Ben Sasse to the list of primary targets. Once President Trump demonstrates he has electoral clout and no Republican can win without him the Swamp monsters will realize their days are numbered.

  35. It is clear to me that the dims in red states and the rinos will prevent Trump from achieving his campaign promises.

    It is equally clear that he can use that as an excuse and bring his people in to throw these traitors out of office, and promise to achieve great things with the supportive congress that emerges from the cleansing effect of the 2018 election.

    Finally, it is clear to me that Trumps breach of his campaign promise to end the wars, etc, and concomitant commitment to expand the war in Afghanistan under the phony pretext of 911 will give the deep state what it wants and their attacks on him from them will mitigate. Still they need to be prosecuted.

    If he stays within the rails, continues attacking big media, then he has the advantage. The democrats are hunkered down position of saying no to everything he tries to do, and are promoting racial hatred not unity. Militarily and politically that is a dead losing position.

    They could point, I suppose, to the RINOS who are no better. But those RINOs are headed for the dustbin of history. And the dims in red states will fare no better.

    Those are the trend lines I see 14 months out. A lot can change, but I doubt it will have much impact. The parties are too polarized and too locked into their respective positions. One of the biggest causalities will be big media. They cannot change even if the want to and the head shots and body blows they are taking from Trump has driven them to even greater heights of hysterical prevarication. They have been reduced to a laughing stock.

  36. “Maybe I have over-learned the lesson of staying calm, biting my tongue, digging my fingernails into a clenched fist, smiling all the while, determined to present a composed face to the world.”
    ——————-
    Maybe you’ve over-stayed your welcome in the world of politics, Hillary.

    Maybe you should retire and save what’s left of your dignity.

  37. Tucker had a guest who recorded what went on at Boston Free speech rally/protest. My recollection of what videographer said is sketchy. Something like the “white supremacists” numbered about 20 and were protesting use of GMO foods.
    An incredibly larger group of antifa behaved badly.

    Tucker seems to be off his game- too emotionally involved to be conducting interviews tonight.

    I’d like to see all groups on right schedule protests but not show up. That will get the left there and what they do can be recorded, studied.

  38. Richard Lousy, white social justice warrior from Ohio, traveled to Laguna Beach California to disrupt a Trump rally. There he chose to sucker punch a black Trump supporter. He fled the scene but because he was caught doing this on film, they were able to track him down and arrest him moments before he stepped on a bus back to his home state. Now he is facing charges of assault and battery with a hate crime enhancement. He has got tattoo, bragged about this incident. The prosecutors must not waive the hate crime enhancement. This case needs to go to trial, and Lousy needs to go to jail, where he could commune with kindred spirits, always looking for young meat. He could do a sex changed operation under Obama care, and quickly become the belle of the ball in cell block D. I love a happy ending. And a movie worthy of showing at the Cannes Film Festival. Voila! A star is born!

  39. There are some nice selfies of Lousey admiring himself and apparently bragging about his hate crime on twitter. A narcissist reminiscent of Messiah Obama. Now if Lousy had sucker punched a CNN or MSNBC reporter, that would be unfortunate, but a jury might find grounds for clemency.

  40. The title to the movie?

    Almost a cult hero.— or

    Being a social justice warrior is not all beer and skittles.—or

    From loves close kiss to hell’s abyss is one short step I trow

    Anyway he will get the chance to cover himself with prison tattoos.

    And will emerge from a 20 year stretch as a reformed ex con.

    Hollywood audience in Cannes will rise their feet in applause

    Until some sage asks, what the fuck is the message here?

    Hollywood never seems to answer those direct questions anymore.

    All they want to do is virtue signalling.

  41. On the other hand, maybe that airhead Meryl Streep aka Alice The Goon can figure it all out.

    But don’t hold your breath.

    $50 k bail is far far far too low.

    Lousey should be insulted, and demand a higher bail be set.

  42. Fellow Texans… Gonzo and Mormaer:

    Hope you are far and away from the path of Hurricane Harvey! It looks to be a rogue monster having all the elements of a “Perfect Storm”. We in NE Texas should be OK. Not front and center facing the 125m+ winds and upwards of 30+ ins of rain as the storm makes landfall. And with it, the additional bounty of dispossessed alligators seeking higher ground in our front yard…

    God Bless America and especially pink posters who are in full survival mode protecting life and limb until at least early next week.. God Bless and stay safe…

  43. British spy behind Trump dossier ordered to give deposition in Buzzfeed suit

    The former British spy who put together an unverified dossier of explosive allegations about President Trump during last year’s campaign has been ordered to give a deposition in a multi-million-dollar libel case brought against a media outlet that published the document.

    Former MI-6 British Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele is fighting the decision by U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro, of the Southern District of Florida that he must answer questions in the suit against Buzzfeed. A lawyer directly involved in the case said the issue will likely be argued before the British courts where a similar libel case is being heard.

    Steele’s London-based company, Orbis Business Intelligence, authored the 35-page dossier while working for American-based Fusion GPS and its founder Glenn Simpson. The document, which was crafted as opposition research for unknown political rivals of Trump, contained salacious charges involving Trump and Russian prostitutes, but none of the claims have been corroborated and most media outlets steered clear of the dossier.

    Lengthy article. Much more at the link:

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/24/british-spy-behind-trump-dossier-ordered-to-give-deposition-in-buzzfeed-suit.html

  44. Russia Goes Public On Obama’s “Secrets” That Happened During Obama’s Terms In Office and
    surprisingly good news about the Hawaiian Judge who blocked Trump’s travel ban…

  45. POTUS checking in. 5:12 PM. At Camp David to monitor Harvey. 4,834 Retweets 22,408 Likes 🙂

  46. Here is another tweet you cannot live without.
    Daily Kos
    Hurricane Harvey poised to disproportionately impact blacks in Texas, but no one is talking about it

  47. Trumpnado strikes in Arizona:

    http://news.trust.org/item/20170826001249-riciv

    WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday granted a pardon to former Arizona lawman and political ally Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America,” less than a month after he was convicted of criminal contempt in a case involving his department’s racial profiling policy.

    Trump had signaled this week that the first presidential pardon of his administration would go to Arpaio, 85, whom he has frequently praised for his hardline immigration stance.

  48. Bad news, Gorka resigns in anger:

    http://thefederalist.com/2017/08/25/breaking-sebastian-gorka-resigns-from-trump-administration/

    Sebastian Gorka is resigning his post as Deputy Assistant to President Trump, multiple sources familiar with the situation have told The Federalist.

    In a blunt resignation letter, the national security and counterterrorism expert expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of the Trump administration. “[G]iven recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are – for now – ascendant within the White House,” Gorka wrote. “As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House.”

    Gorka’s letter expressed unhappiness with the direction the Trump administration’s foreign policy has taken, as signaled by the president’s recent speech on Afghanistan:

    “Regrettably, outside of yourself, the individuals who most embodied and represented the policies that will ‘Make America Great Again,’ have been internally countered, systematically removed, or undermined in recent months. This was made patently obvious as I read the text of your speech on Afghanistan this week…

    “The fact that those who drafted and approved the speech removed any mention of Radical Islam or radical Islamic terrorism proves that a crucial element of your presidential campaign has been lost…

    “Just as worrying, when discussing our future actions in the region, the speech listed operational objectives without ever defining the strategic victory conditions we are fighting for. This omission should seriously disturb any national security professional, and any American who is unsatisfied with the last 16 years of disastrous policy decisions which have led to thousands of Americans killed and trillions of taxpayer dollars spent in ways that have not brought security or victory.”

    During his time in the Trump administration, Gorka focused on issues such as countering the Muslim Brotherhood, the crisis in Qatar, supporting efforts to draft a new long-term national security strategy, and combatting China’s economic warfare. Before coming to the White House, Gorka was the Major General Matthew C. Horner Chair at Marine Corps University and also contributed to Breitbart News.

    Gorka’s tenure at the White House was marked by unusually vociferous attacks against him and his family by left-leaning media organizations and the Democratic Party. This includes personal attacks against his wife, mother, and son.

    A source close to the White House said of his decision, “This was more or less going to be a done deal when Bannon submitted his resignation. Not because he didn’t have a protector, but because there is no point in having your life ruined every day if you’re not going to get much accomplished.” The same source said that what did change after Bannon left was that anti-Bannon factions began erecting bureaucratic road blocks to undermine Gorka internally.

    The Forward has written dozens of attack pieces against Gorka, including several attempting to align him with Nazism. Most recently that publication retracted a story about his son’s schoolwork. Gorka strenuously objected to allegations he had ties to Nazi groups in his family’s home country of Hungary, where he had previously been involved in national politics. Even detractors eventually acknowledged the Nazi accusations were unfair smears.

    In his letter, Gorka made clear that he believes in the promise of the Trump presidency despite being concerned about its present direction.

    “Your presidency will prove to be one of the most significant events in modern American politics. November the 8th was the result of decades during which the political and media elites felt that they knew better than the people who elect them into office. They do not, and the MAGA platform allowed their voices to be heard,” he wrote, adding, “Millions of people believe in, and have chosen, you and your vision of Making America Great Again. They will help eventually rebalance this temporary reality.”

  49. Gorka’s leaving is terrible, terrible news, and really makes me fearful of what I thought was BS is actually not.

  50. Mrs Smith

    My daughter had to evacuate with a 41/2 week old baby, but she’s safe now thank God.

    Glad you are OK

  51. gonzotx
    August 25, 2017 at 9:05 pm
    Gorka’s leaving is terrible, terrible news, and really makes me fearful of what I thought was BS is actually not
    ***********************************

    Different day, same ‘concern’ from gonzotx

  52. This is a little off topic, but goes to how much damage the O Administration has done to the country. In 2015 HUD came out with laws protecting “Therapy” pets. Yes, pets for mentally ill people that prevent landlords from putting any size or weight limit on an animal or charging pet deposits for damages. My daughter ended up in some university housing with a nut-job with a 45 lb puppy that she leaves on the porch in a cage for 10 hrs at a time without food or water so that it will not make any mess for her to clean up. Yes, protected by HUD. The inmates are in charge of the asylum. Your tax dollars at work.

    Trump better get his head out from up his ass and get to work.

  53. Hickenlooper & Kasich teaming up? Electoral spoilers for Colorado and Ohio or do they actually think they are a serious ticket?

  54. gonzotx
    August 25, 2017 at 9:19 pm
    Mrs Smith

    My daughter had to evacuate with a 41/2 week old baby, but she’s safe now thank God.

    Glad you are OK

    ……….

    gonzo-

    Very welcome good news. Your daughter and family will be safe and ok…

  55. admin
    August 25, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Bad news, Gorka resigns in anger:

    “The fact that those who drafted and approved the speech removed any mention of Radical Islam or radical Islamic terrorism proves that a crucial element of your presidential campaign has been lost…

    “Just as worrying, when discussing our future actions in the region, the speech listed operational objectives without ever defining the strategic victory conditions we are fighting for. This omission should seriously disturb any national security professional, and any American who is unsatisfied with the last 16 years of disastrous policy decisions which have led to thousands of Americans killed and trillions of taxpayer dollars spent in ways that have not brought security or victory.”
    ….

    why would Trump give the ‘plot’ away ensuring his plans would be subject to the Left ‘s undermining wholesale criticism?

    seems to fit the Trump strategy… “Under Promise and Over Deliver”…

  56. WOO-HOO! MAGA

    Trump pardons ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio – White House

    Reuters
    Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday granted a pardon to former Arizona lawman and political ally Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America,” less than a month after he was convicted of criminal contempt in a case involving his department’s racial profiling policy.

    Trump had signaled this week that the first presidential pardon of his administration would go to Arpaio, 85, whom he has frequently praised for his hardline immigration stance.

    http://news.trust.org/item/20170826001249-riciv

  57. The Left is going hysterical over Arpaio’s pardon…

    Too much fun seeing the (formerly thought of) ‘Big Kahunas’ heads explode…

    Sanders on Arpaio pardon: Trump using power to ‘defend racism’

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/348078-sanders-on-arpaio-pardon-trump-using-power-to-defend-racism

    McCain blasts Trump over Arpaio pardon

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/348080-mccain-trump-pardoning-arpaio-undermines-his-claim-for-the-respect-of-rule-of

    …..

    There are more examples of the Left’s temper tantrums at either link…

    HURRICANE TRUMP, a Force 4, strikes again! 🙂

  58. The self-appointed President’s Pit Bull…
    Gorka isn’t built for taking the heat.
    Still, he and his wife (as fringe) could be an invaluable
    resource for Trump. imo

  59. But obama can
    Pardon a military traitor who the Left considers a hero
    Transgender of course…

    Up is down, right is wrong

  60. MSM is pissed that Harvey isn’t shaping up to be “Trump’s Katrina” Good coordination between state, locals & feds. It helps that there wasn’t a direct hit on a corrupt Dem controlled city with an incompetent mayor more interested in putting $ in his pockets than fixing pumps (Ray Nagin, mayor of NOLA during Katrina is currently in federal prison for corruption pre-dating Katrina in case you hadn’t heard).
    Lucky Trump

  61. FoxNews about Harvey has mostly kept me happy, but their tips on how POTUS should plan and carry out his obligatory visit got me looking for the rescue mission he and Pence embarked on last year in Louisiana. This video is described as full coverage. 30-some minutes. I just love seeing the Trump plane once more.

    This is SNOPES review is satisfying too.
    “Claim: Donald Trump donated food and supplies to Lumberton, North Carolina, and other towns ravaged by Hurricane Matthew.
    Claimed by: Internet
    Fact check by Snopes.com: TRUE”

  62. 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Man hit by gas round in viral video now faces charges for aggravated assault on police
    …Joshua Stuart Cobin, 29, from Scottsdale, was booked on three felony counts of aggravated assault on police and one misdemeanor count of unlawful assembly.
    According to Cobin’s court documents, police state that he after he tried to kick the smoking canister at police, he it up and threw it at them.
    Police go on to say in the documents that he later picked up a second smoking canister and threw that one at police as well….

    http://www.azfamily.com/story/36213492/man-hit-by-gas-round-in-viral-video-now-faces-charges-for-aggravated-assault-on-police

  63. So far not a great day on internet. Today my usual “network number” failed and another has appeared.
    Twitter does not want to accept input of my password there. I’m wondering if things would be easier had I not cleared browser first.
    Last night on Watter’s World Jesse did a spot about antifa is making a point to attack Philly cops but his presentation of it was less than helpful. Maybe I can find out something on that later today. Hope this has been just a glitch.

  64. Finally I’m in at FB and Twit. It seems if one’s email addy is not available to them they toss you. FB say’s you’ve lost inet connection. Twit just will not accept keystrokes in password field.

  65. I’ve found links regarding subject of interest. When I try to post them at FB I am thrown off internet. Just saying.

  66. Cancel my last bitch. It was a slow process, but Marky Mark finally posted the free press wo the courtesy of an image.

  67. Heart & prayers go out to Texas
    especially Rockport & Houston & surrounding area…I feel so bad for what they are going through

    …there but for the grace of God…and the winds & the sea…goes Florida’s Atlantic & Gulf coasts

  68. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/08/cia-keeping-a-watchful-eye-on-its-director.php

    ……………According to a “reporter” butt boy for deep state operatives who have committed high crimes and misdemeanors against the American People. If it were up to me these deep state operatives would be tryed, convicted and hung because they pose a greater threat to this nation than any external group. If they are keeping a close eye on Pompeo, someone I have the highest respect for, then by the Almighty, it behooves him to keep an even closer eye on these rogue spooks. As for the Amazon Post, it is clearly leak central in this take down of the republic. Finally, I commend this article to you because of its content, its understanding of the situation and its clarity of thought. This is how a good lawyer, as opposed to a shoddy journalist makes his case, based on proven facts and with no holes in it. As for this Greg Miller, he spent twenty years with the Wall Street Journal and is allied with the other Wall Street Journal alums who set up the dirty dossier. I believe this undermenchen has been given specific instructions by Lex Luther Bezos to take down Trump, and certainly the biases of his former employer run in the same direction.

  69. The Media was racking their brains , what matter they collectively actually have, and decided Trump must of huffed and puffed and blew the hurricane into the gulf!

    The reason it’s so upsetting to them is that it takes time from the narrative that Trump is a racist pig…

    Same nursery rhyme, wrong animal

  70. Adding my prayers to keep #TexasStrong.

    Here’s one to make TrumpTrain smile:
    US company thinks it’s a prank when WH orders discontinued wallpaper rolls hand-picked by Trump for same day delivery
    August 27, 2017
    …“We get the call over the loudspeaker that we have the White House on the phone, so I called down to the receptionist to say I thought it was a prank,” Hain said.
    But it was real.
    And York Wallcoverings, showing the entrepreneurial spirit that made America great, sprang into action to fulfill the order.

    …the pattern was actually expired,” company president PJ Delaye told the Fox affiliate.Twenty or so employees stopped everything and scrambled to pull the difficult task off, having to pull the new cylinders out and run a special printing. And they pulled the amazing feat off, delivering the order by the 7 p.m. request time.

    http://www.bizpacreview.com/2017/08/27/us-company-thinks-prank-wh-orders-discontinued-wallpaper-rolls-hand-picked-trump-day-delivery-529885?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

  71. I left Texas just before Rita hit in 2005 and came out here to Florida where we got hit with Wilma. Every year I get ready, starting in May.

  72. foxyladi14
    August 27, 2017 at 12:58 pm
    ———-
    Thanks for the posting.

    Abbott is the best governor in the country.

    One of the best lawyers too.

    One modification to the video:

    the hard left not simply dishonest

    they are criminally insane

    That is an important distinction to grasp

    Because it tells us there is no limit on the evil acts they will commit

  73. The modern liberal (as opposed to the traditional one who sought only equality) wants voters to know that he or she is a “progressive”. That is part of the clap trap they parade before their mob. But do they (much less the mob) really understand what progressivism about? I doubt they do. I doubt they understand that progressivism is a nihilistic pathology, with a rapacious appetite, that devours every institution in society from family, to gender roles, to marriage, to free speech, to border security, and ultimately to logic itself. It is symptomatic of a society in decline. Like a raging fire, it does not stop until there is nothing left to burn. AND at that point, tyranny/oppression in the form of some new Napoleon steps in. This explains why Soros (and more recently Google) have spent a fortune promoting it . . . . . . . On that score, the following article is illuminating.

    https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2017/08/24/after-the-war-of-statues/

  74. PDT is getting a fair shake at Fox News. I have been watching for hours. There are lots of local officials interviewed who will give the Trump admin a favorable nod when they talk. But most particularly a short interview conducted between 8:45 and 8:50 PM. The debate: Should Trump visit TX on Tuesday. One guest possibly from a Bush administration, the other one of Obama’s own. Anchor Childers? started with the Bush man, then to Obama woman who gave a decent intro before suggesting he should put off making that decision.

    Then back to Bush man. “I’m sure Trump is in touch with Gov et al and can slide his schedule.” Then he gave logistics tips suggesting AF1 to Austin. Then Marine 1 for local transportation.

    The video would have been much better than my description. Just know that he’s being treated consistently fairly for a change.

  75. The idiot Houston mayor, who is Dem and Black, did not demand a mandatory evacuation. As did not the Corpus Christi mayor, that fool actually said it would be too hard on businesses. MSNBC actually found a , what appeared to be, a wealthy White male to say that the mayor of Houston did the right thing because “where would everyone go”
    Idiots all…
    That mayor in Houston so far is a very very lucky man…
    Let me tell you, if he were White and Republican, he’d be hung already.
    Lester the childhood molester tried to get Abbott to call him out and start something but Abbott , smart man that he is , did not take the bait.

    I love Abbott too Wbb!!!

  76. hate to say it but Houston mayor is bringing back memories of former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin who is now in jail serving a 10 year jail sentence for corruption…

    Sylvestor Turner, the mayor of Houston, is another Democrat, when the waters recede fingers are going to start pointing at him…

    these Dims are terrible when it comes to emergencies…

    ************************************************

    also twitter is blowing up over antifa attacking trump supporters in Berkeley
    just when the hell are Jeff Sessions, Paul Ryan and Gary Cohn going to get a clue that these people are violent anarchists and totalitarians that are out to shut down free speech and really hurt others, particularly Trump supporters

    imo…Jeff Sessions continues to shrink and disappoint

  77. Houston- you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mayor Turner countermanded Gov Abbott’s
    ordered evacuation. The topography of Houston
    is platter like and prone to flooding even in normal
    times. Why Turner risked lives in an egotistical
    jousting match with Abbott, boggles the mind.
    He deserves to be fired. A vote of NO confidence
    should be sought by city officials seeking his resignation.

    Hmm… where is Momaer?
    Hope he and his family are OK…

    …………

    This is RED Meat for Trumpers who have been waiting for news concerning
    ‘The Unmaskings of Americans’ by the former administration… and more-

    Why Is Congress Not Investigating Obama’s Unprecedented Political Espionage?

    [VIDEO] @ link This video is quite long but very informative. Issues we have wondered about
    in an explosive expose by Sara Carter

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/26/why-is-congress-not-investigating-obamas-unprecedented-political-espionage-video/

  78. It is raining buckets at my house in Texas. Last week I covered a good part of the state riding shotgun and sharing driving duties with a friend who needed to go to south Texas pre-tropical storm. We hit Corpus Christi, Alice and went all the way to Uvalde. Heading back we avoided the coast and of course Houston and came back through the Hill Country.

    But there was no traffic and no evacuations. Just regular end of summer traffic. Farmers were aware of a tropical storm but no one else or they didn’t care.

    We followed the forecasts and were aware that Harvey was blowing up in the Gulf. When I got home there were extra people in my house and more expected fleeing the Texas coast who are relatives of some sort of my wife. I had met them before but didn’t really know them. None of them had to be told to evacuate. They just “knew” it. We will see if my house floods as this storm is forecast to come later in the week here but I think it will be diminished by then although the hard rain woke me up during this night.

    Houston has a problem. Yes it is flooded but it is incompetently led. The current mayor was elected because it was his “turn” or something. The Rita evacuation was a debacle but that was almost 10 years ago and the city seems proud that they have not come up with any type of plan for a lot of people who live in vulnerable flood areas nor to assist the poorest and most dependent people who live there and provide the cheap labor that makes the city run. Since they weren’t going to evacuate them no one was told there was going to be a problem because EQUALITY. Or something. Gov Abbott is FROM Houston and knows the city. The current mayor sounds like he is from Schenectady (no insult to that fair city but it isn’t built on a flood plain). The mayor and his all Democratic predecessors had 10 years to come up with their plan.

    Wait a minute. There is a plan. It is part of the state wide plan. And part of the national plan. And the FEMA plan. Gov Abbott knows this and tried to kick-start it. Sylvester the dummy wouldn’t. And he got hot on twitter trying to diss the governor for mentioning evacs. Kind of like Ray Nagin and Katrina. We don’t need no stinkin’ evacuation. Word also got out that Abbott had tried to call Sylvester the dummy FOUR times from Friday through Sunday and Sylvester wouldn’t pick up his cell phone or return messages. Not only is that rude it is stupid. I did see Sylvester on the Weather Channel in a little press conference talking about the city’s homeless population plan. Hey that is a PLAN! You know the sad mentally ill and drug addicts roaming around. Not the new homeless people who just got flooded out of their homes seeking a way out of the water with the plan the state and FEMA has that he won’t talk to the governor about. But Sylvester’s half ass after the fact plan! As the first WP commenter said of Sylvester’s butt in a crack, lead from behind plan “So, you can’t put 6.5 million people on the road… but you can put them in boats?” Or children’s pool floaties. With such talent and ability as Sylvester Houston has a problem. Oh yes. He wants to set up a “fund” for the city for donations from the world from the sad pictures and videos. I’m sure he wants to “manage” it too. Yes indeedy. We need to remind Sly that Ray Nagin is currently in the pen.

  79. The Houston Mayor is a hyper partisan affirmative action candidate, who has relied on the race card to get him through Harvard Law School, and now this billet. Big media will do everything it can to protect him, but most people will see the Peter Principle for what it is. He is a perfect example of what ails our country and our political system. Racial politics on steroids. His incompetence may cause the death of many people, and the responsibility for that must be laid directly at his feet. His behavior is indefensible. His leadership non existent.

  80. In the style of “Sophia” on the Golden Girls,
    “Picture this:”
    As Trump packs his bags for Texas, two antifa groups, one lead by Sharpton, are headed for Washington. The Fox News crawl today seems to blare POTUS’s intent to restore sale of military style vehicles/weapons to police. Said sale having been discontinued in 2014 by Obama at the time of Ferguson riots.

  81. This might have happened. The rescue boat IS sporting a big replica of it.
    http://twitter.com/PeterFeaman/status/902174709613117440
    Fmr Hillary staffer freaks out when boat with Confederate flag rescues black flood victims http://dlvr.it/Pj9BRM

    This one echoes mor and wbb:
    http://twitter.com/HouseCracka/status/901811666408615936

    And the guy that made Obama’s 2016 America movie says WaPo has published an accurate account of antifa:meeting pray for peace out west.

  82. A good friend of mine, and a therapist of renown has taken full account of my shortcomings vast as they are, and reported that I am too bitter about the media, although she shares many of the same misgivings. As long as the media is populated by nickle bag whores in Brooks Brothers suits lying and distorting the truth to enhance their million dollar salaries, while selling the nation and a posterity that has no vote down the river, I am incapable of being anything but bitter toward big media, and I openly question the intelligence of those who accept their self serving tripe as if it were gospel, and fail to discern the motive behind it. But when I see a journalist like Sara Carter, I realize there is such a thing as credible journalism, and although it can no longer be found in big media, it does exist, despite efforts by the elites to suppress it. Here is an example of what I am taking about and why she impresses me:

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/26/why-is-congress-not-investigating-obamas-unprecedented-political-espionage-video/

  83. Unfortunately hit piece also in today’s news queue.
    WaPo. ABC online. Vanity Fair. Take your pick.
    Trump’s business tried to open Trump Tower in Moscow during …[campaign]

  84. There are many things I do not understand about where we are today.

    One of them is how does Cohen survive when he is openly disloyal to the president? They say he is vital to the infrastructure program, but I am not sure that is anything more than PR. I think he is more of a liability than an asset.

    Another one is why have the economic nationalists been purged from the White House and why does a flaming neocon like HR McMaster appear to be calling the shots. His loyalty to the president is equally suspect. The explanation proffered to date by someone I consider to be a credible journalist, is that the simple explanation is these were all people who wanted to alert the nation to the dangers of radical Islam, but if that is truly the explanation, then the question has got to be why, and whether they are fulfilling the first obligation of any government which is to safeguard the citizenry.

    Yet another question is how far can we trust the generals who now appear to control the Trump agenda. Steve Pileszek who ran covert operations out of the state department for years, and along with other deep state patriots helped elect Trump is now deeply suspicious of them. He views McMaster, the same way I do, as an idiot with limited mental capacity. He views the Secretary of Defense Mattis in the same light, and notes the fact that what intrigues the beltway types about him is the fact that he is a military scholar, who has never won a war. He taught both of them at the War College, and he was underwhelmed. Kelly, he does not know, so he takes no position on him.

    Finally, Morris, who has just released a new book on Rogue Spooks fears that with the Trump loyalists gone, the deep state is in full control of the executive branch. Buchannan has echoed some of those same sentiments. And just yesterday, Mrs. Smith forwarded an article to me reporting that the congress has just passed a bill allowing warrentless searches and seizure throughout Virginia, Maryland and Virginia. Meanwhile the deep state does nothing to restrain the rising tide of violence by the left, while big media actively encourages it.

    Quo vadis?

  85. foxyladi14
    August 28, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Good news foxy. Joining hands and standing together
    is exactly what we need to do- Five million members so far and will only grow exponentially when it goes viral. thanks for posting… 🙂

  86. wbb

    If you look up thread @ 1;24 we both posted the same article about Sara Carter. She is brilliantly brave and her reporting is very impressive.

    I also wanted to WIKI her-
    Her informal bio..

    Last week, Sara Carter, an award winning national security correspondent for Circa, spoke with Brian Kilmeade about leaks from within the FBI. If you are wondering who Sara Carter is, then take a look at our Sara Carter wiki.

    On Friday (July 28), Sara Carter and Brian Kilmeade discussed General Counsel for the FBI, James Baker. According to Fox News, Carter discovered that Baker is allegedly being investigated by the Department of Justice for “leaking authorized information,” to which Carter said, “I would be stunned if it was not true, the FBI just doesn’t let stories like this run if there is no validity.” She further added, “It appears to those who have viewed these documents that the Obama Administration was involved in political espionage **mainly connected to the Trump Presidential campaign.”** Carter has carved a path for herself in the field of reporting. If you want to learn a little more about Sara Carter, then keep reading.

    https://www.earnthenecklace.com/sara-carter-wiki-fox-news-career-facts/

  87. Mrs Smith: could you post that article you found about the new policy authorized by congress for warrantless searches in that three state area. I do not know how they get around the fourth amendment on that one, absent a showing of a clear and present exigency which they are not telling us about on the dubious pretext that it will cause pandemonium. At this point, I am cynicial enough about our security agencies, that I refuse to believe anything they say. Their reputation under Obama precedes them. They are political tools, and nothing is being done about it under attorney general Sessions. Sara was gracious in saying that many of them are doing their job protecting us, but that is no an assumption that has been proven categorically false by the actions of corrupt politicians and rogue spooks. Morris has written an entire book documenting their treason, but it seems to elicit no reaction, when the offending parties should be hauled into court with a grappling hook, and made to answer for their crimes. But again nothing happens. At this point, it is hard to believe that we have a government of laws as opposed to a government by men. And the worst of it is the men running it cannot be trusted.

  88. Based upon a response Tillerson gave Chris Wallace yesterday, FoxNews has been teasing the chance of a rift between the two. Who knows, but allegedly they had lunch together today. From WH dot gov

    Vice President Pence will join President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for lunch and will meet with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley later in the afternoon.
    and
    Today, President Trump welcomes President Sauli Niinistö of Finland to the White House for a bilateral meeting and press conference.Watch the Press Conference LIVE at 4:30pm EST.

  89. wbboei
    August 28, 2017 at 3:16 pm
    Mrs Smith: could you post that article you found about the new policy authorized by Congress for warrantless searches in that three state area.
    ……………..
    What I’m seeing here is ‘mission creep’. The Repugs and The Dims mission is EROSION of our Constitutional Amendments, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, That is why the Repubs are fighting him tooth and nail.

    Congress Quietly Passed A Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes – Only 1% Opposed

    However, there is one major red flag buried within the text of the bill that stems from the list of “powers” given to the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, and it violates one of the basic tenets of the U.S. Constitution.

    When the bill was brought to a vote in the House of Representatives, there were only five Congressmen who voted against it: Representatives Justin Amash, a Republican from Michigan; Walter Jones, a Republican from North Carolina; Thomas Massie, a Republican from Kentucky; Alex Mooney, a Republican from West Virginia; and Mark Sanford, a Republican from South Carolina.

    Amash called out the hypocrisy surrounding the fact that even though this legislation is in clear violation of the Constitution, it was passed by Congress with overwhelming support. “Only 5 of us voted against bill allowing govt to enter/search private property in parts of VA, MD & DC w/o warrant,” He wrote on Twitter.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-26/congress-quietly-passed-bill-allowing-warrantless-searches-homes-only-1-opposed-it

  90. A case of bad timing for The Left’s planned marches today. Here’s march #1:
    August 28, 2017 5:15 pm

    Rev. Al Sharpton led several thousand ministers in a march through Washington, D.C. on Monday to protest the Trump administration and white supremacy.

    The event, entitled “One Thousand Ministers March for Justice,” was scheduled on the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Washington and his “I Have a Dream” speech. Over 3,000 ministers representing a range of faiths registered to join the march from the MLK, Jr. Memorial to the Department of Justice, according to Politico.

    The march was spearheaded by Sharpton, who also made political remarks that addressed what he called “immoral” actions happening in the United States.
    http://freebeacon.com/politics/sharpton-ministers-march-trump-nation-moral-trouble/

  91. Good press conference by Trump pointing out the violent people Obama commuted compared to Sheriff Joe. Media going crazy he is handling Harvey competently.

  92. Minutes ago. AF1 wheels down in Texas. Price and Carson and more on board. Think they’re in Corpus Christi. To meet Gov Abbott later in Austin.

  93. Anyone watching FoxNews? Gov Abbott met POTUS FLOTUS (baseball cap and pony tail through cap’s hole – just like a million other American women) at CC. They’re going now to talk with CRUZ .. and Cornyn.

  94. Congess threatens Wikileaks…

    This is not the original (misleading) headline. But after you read the story, written by Ron Paul, you will see why.

    WikiLeaks Continues to Threaten Trump and Congress

    The Senate Intelligence Committee recently passed its Intelligence Authorization Act for 2018 that contains a chilling attack on the First Amendment. Section 623 of the act expresses the “sense of Congress” that WikiLeaks resembles a “non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors and should be treated as such.” This language is designed to delegitimize WikiLeaks, encourage the federal government to spy on individuals working with WikiLeaks, and block access to WikiLeaks’ website. This provision could even justify sending US forces abroad to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange or other WikiLeaks personnel.

    WikiLeaks critics claim that the organization’s leaks harm U.S. national security. However, these critics are unable to provide a single specific example of WikiLeaks’ actions harming the American people. WikiLeaks does harm the reputations of government agencies and politicians, however. For example, earlier this year WikiLeaks released information on the CIA’s hacking program. The leaks did not reveal any details on operations against foreign targets, but they did let the American people know how easy it is for the government to hack into their electronic devices.

    For the last year, most of the news surrounding WikiLeaks has centered on its leak of emails showing how prominent Democrats worked to undermine Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. In order to deflect attention from these revelations, Democrats, aided by their allies in the media and even some Republicans, promulgated a conspiracy theory blaming the leaks on Russian hackers working to defeat Hillary Clinton. Even though there is no evidence the Russians were behind the leaks, many in both parties are still peddling the “Putin did it” narrative. This aids an effort by the deep state and its allies in Congress and the media to delegitimize last year’s election, advance a new Cold War with Russia, and criminalize WikiLeaks.

    If the government is successful in shutting down WikiLeaks by labeling it a “hostile intelligence service,” it will use this tactic to silence other organizations and websites as well. The goal will be to create a climate of fear to ensure no one dares publish the revelations of a future Edward Snowden or Chelsea Manning.
    Some have suggested that criticizing police brutality, the surveillance state, the Federal Reserve, or even federal spending aids “hostile foreign powers” by weakening the people’s “trust in government.” This line of reasoning could be used to silence, in the name of “national security,” websites critical of the welfare-warfare state.

    https://www.newsmax.com/RonPaul/wikIeaks-intelligence-trump-assange/2017/08/28/id/810277/

  95. Now the MSM attacking the wonderful Christian Joel Osteen for allegedly not opening his church soon enough. The media rare scum. This man has done so much for millions while they sit back in there NYC and Washington penthouses doing nothing for nobody.

  96. jbstonesfan
    August 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm
    Now the MSM attacking the wonderful Christian Joel Osteen for allegedly not opening his church soon enough. The media rare scum. This man has done so much for millions while they sit back in there NYC and Washington penthouses doing nothing for nobody.
    ——-
    Nobody except themselves.

    The titans of big media are very good to themselves.

    For them, it is all one big misers serenade.

    Starting at the 1 minute mark . . . . .

    https://youtu.be/wf0Wms5Fsd4

  97. When one stentorian member of the British Admiralty invoked as holy writ the time honored traditions of the English Navy going back to the Spanish Armada, Churchill cut him off at the knees and said Sir, the British Navy has but three traditions–rum, the lash and sodomy.

    Mindful of that, seeing how well the republican controlled federal and state government are coordinating to save lives, compared to the incompetent black democrat mayor of Houston who refused to take calls from the governor and who told his people don’t worry, into every life a little rain must fall, and stay in your homes, do not evacuate, the following play on Churchill’s dictum would be something along the following lines.

    The modern democrat party has but three traditions of note: race, sheer incompetence, and yes, of course, buggery. Now that may be giving them more credit than they deserve, and regrettably I am prone to such excesses, when it comes to them, or their nickel bag whore big media, but I do think this insight will suffice until a better one comes along.

  98. If you think I am uncomfortable with what I just said, you are right. It isn’t that I went too far in my condemnation of the dims and big media. Rather it is this nagging concern that I did not go far enough. When I look at the mayor of Houston, or Don Lemmon, the word treason leaps to mind. And treason is no laughing matter. They shoot horses don’t they? If so, I see no reason why should traitors should be treated differently. Do you? And don’t try to tell me thse poseurs who disdain Christianity differ from horses because they have a soul. That is manifestly untrue, and what is true is they are to use a Russian expression dead souls, and if the country is to survive these untermenchen must be relegated to the dustbin of history.

  99. CNN Called Out By Distraught Flood Victim For “Vulture Journalism”…

    August 29, 2017

    Narrative Engineering – This is what happens when you put arrogant and condescending Jim Acosta at the CNN media desk and tell production journalists to stimulate and capture the highest level possible of ramped-up anxiety. Why do this? Simply to push a crisis agenda, lead the news with stories of desperation and create a toxic narrative, that’s why.

    One distraught Houston flood victim has enough and righteously calls out CNN for their “vulture journalism”. Watch:

  100. Horrible stories, too many of them.
    Houston mayor should be hung for his stupidity and for politicizing his decisions.
    But he won’t…

    My daughter and granddaughter are safe, but as you have heard, Beaumont area is under water, 2 feet of rain last night alone. The stores are heartbreaking.
    I don’t know if her house will make
    It, but forever grateful she is safe.

  101. goonzotx: glad they’re safe, but still the horror of it all.
    ———————————————————————
    ICYMI
    [During a transition period, I was gifted free FoxNews access. Now over, I had to pony up 100% more for I’ve become addicted to the info available there. I also upped internet speed. Kept being dropped. Still, I am positive FB swallows gatewaypundit links. I was trying to get out the firing of FL professor. But Fox has it too. I cannot speak to other coverage. I don’t turn to them anymore.

    Former US Rep, now Fox contributor Jason Chaffetz just told of FBI refusing HRC info to a lawyer in NY. Lawyer claims is there’s insufficient public interest to pursue such an investigation. Jason says despite Trump, deep state is handling this.

    Nearly every elected official FNC broadcasts is a positive for POTUS. Even Ari Fleischer polished up his less than stellar commentary of yesterday.

    As for the Charlottesville-inspired marches to DC, Sharpton pulled his off but the other has had massive dropouts [due to rain they say] IDK the schedule for it.

    Pooopsie has condemned antifa violence.

  102. I BOTCHED PREVIOUS COMMENT. “Former US Rep, now Fox contributor Jason Chaffetz just told of FBI refusing HRC info to a lawyer in NY. Lawyer
    FBI claims is there’s insufficient public interest to pursue such an investigation. Jason says despite Trump, deep state is handling this.”

  103. Narrative Engineering – This is what happens when you put arrogant and condescending Jim Acosta at the CNN media desk and tell production journalists to stimulate and capture the highest level possible of ramped-up anxiety. Why do this? Simply to push a crisis agenda, lead the news with stories of desperation and create a toxic narrative, that’s why.

    One distraught Houston flood victim has enough and righteously calls out CNN for their “vulture journalism”. Watch
    ——————-
    Well . . . . that went well, for Acosta the snake, and his nickelbag whore network, the self described most trusted name in news. What the little ditsy reporter in her designed outfit failed to point out is the reason why this woman and her child were stranded in the dark without food for five days, and those breadcrumbs lead back to that Houston Mayor. Into every life a little rain must fall, but too little is falling on his. Like the old Ink Spots song.

  104. Well don’t give too many ups to that disgusting morning joe

    They had Christie on asking him if Trump should be kicked out of office

    Geez, a$$holes

  105. I did not intend to tell y’all about Barletta twice.
    I’m looking for notice of PDT’s rally tonight. Google turning up nothing on it but a counter one planned wwwrallylist.com/trump-rally-counter-protest-springfield-against-trump-8-30-17/
    It’s the group I’ve mentioned before.
    All kinds of negative press. Everything imaginable.
    Guess we just have to hope Fed response for Harvey turns the trick.

    OK. I’m done. Hoping to read comments from any of you this afternoon.

  106. @TheSafestSpace
    Nancy Pelosi just made Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, and Mitt Romney look like schmucks for tacitly endorsing Antifa. Well played.
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    7:10 PM · Aug 29, 2017

  107. I lived in Port Arthur, Texas for 20 years. I bought a house there when I was 30 years old, painted it and fixed it up. It is probably flooded right now. One of my friends there had her FB page posted by her daughter as she was rescued by helicopter. The flood waters were one thing, but they had a lot of alligators come in with it.

    I bought a house in Florida last year. I am 60 now and planning to paint it after the weather cools down. I am thanking the Good Lord I am high and dry and saying my prayers for friends and family out in Texas.

  108. Ace
    I Smell A Movement
    —LauraW.

    To make an unnecessary and completely pointless callback. (Don’t comment on old threads! You will be auto-banned!)

    So. Pelosi denounced antifa.

    And the Washington Post published an article in which they truthfully described right wing protestors as ‘peaceful’ and their antifa attackers as violent aggressors.

    And also, this happened:
    ( video of morning joe…yuck)
    Don’t watch the whole thing, they’re still uncharismatic and revolting. Just watch enough to see that they are reporting the story truthfully, Mika looks ill, and Joe Scarborough is starting to look like a Muppet.

    Mika looks so unhappy, all the while others are factually describing what has been going down for the past year. Thereby un-embargoing their own news embargo.

    Have they given up, since people get raw unfiltered news elsewhere?

    No more misrepresenting antifa as heroes? Are they trying to tell their savage pets to cool it?
    What’s happening? What’s going on? Where did the sudden turnaround come from? I thought it was always okay to punch a ‘Nazi.’

    There must be some new polling out there showing that voters are connecting antifa to Dems, and that they don’t approve, is my guess. Maybe you have your own theories.

    Maybe one of you can also tell me which Muppet he is.

    H/T to Man of Substance.

    Close it up

    Posted by LauraW. at 05:12 PM

  109. Maybe this title overestimates size of crowd but the excitement PDT brings is felt:
    Crowds Line the Streets in Texas to Greet President Donald J. Trump

  110. Never had a HUrricane or natural disaster become an “obama” referendum but when republicans are in office it becomes the narrative of the MSM. Already they are going to “judge” what Trump does and if he can deliver knowing federal government follows state and local authorities.Politics aside, Trump has very little power other than authorizing federal funds and the rest is up to Congress .

  111. Admin

    Next time your tweeting the site, any chance you could add a button to take to the end of the comments?
    Easier I think.
    Thanks for everything you do.

  112. Austin Tx of course, the South’s Texafornia

    Once again, activist court thwarts the will of the people.
    AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge has temporarily blocked most of Texas’ tough new “sanctuary cities” law allowing police to inquire about people’s immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops.
    Opponents call the measure, which sailed through the Republican-controlled Legislature, a “show your papers” law. They sued, and the ruling by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio keeps it from taking effect Friday, allowing the case time to proceed.
    Conservatives say the crackdown on illegal immigration enforces the rule of law.

  113. It gets better… Ryan now condems Antifa after condemning Trump for condemning Antifa…

    I guess cause mama Botox told him it was “ok” now…

    This is not a case of better late than never, it’s a case of better neverRyan…

  114. Tough week. Friends and family swamped by Harvey and now Irma is on the way. They are talking about 180 MPH winds and headed for Florida, but too soon to tell. Of course, I cannot afford wind insurance for my otherwise affordable housing.

    Do you think that Charlie Hebdo’s hateful god will give me a pass if I am not a Neo-Nazi? How ’bout those creeps? I guess the angry muzzies are running their show now.

    Je ne suis pas Charlie!

  115. I hope all of you in Texas are doing well and escaping this unbelievable tragedy, I keep imagining how awful it is for anyone going thru this…I hope it will be over soon and you are safe and untouched by it…

  116. Not certain I’ll find the video of President Trump making some announcements early this afternoon. To his right were Salvation Army, ?, and Red Cross spox. Immediately to his left was FLOTUS standing firm LIKE A FOUNDATION, then Pence. When POTUS finished his train of thought, he gave “the floor” to FLOTUS. She did very well.
    Then he endeared himself to those of us who love him by saying “I didn’t tell her I was going to do that.”

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