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  1. That's what haters do... It's funny, I don't see the independents and liberals on here negging, but those conservatives sure do waste a lot of negs on nothing. Just like Washington wasting all our tax dollars... Oh well, birds of a feather... LOL B/A
  2. "Botched".... Maybe that's the name of his hair color. B/A
  3. Mnuchin Says Trade Deal With China Reached in Principle Bloomberg•October 14, 2019 Oct.14 -- The U.S. and China made a “fundamental agreement” on several trade issues last week though there are still many details to be worked out and documented, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. Like buying a building? Really... So the big partial deal is really only a deal in principle... Did Trump lie or does he really not understand things and how they work? Before you slam me read his words below... TRUMP: "The deal I just made with China is, by far, the greatest and biggest deal ever made for our Great Patriot Farmers in the history of our Country." — tweet Saturday. TRUMP: "Start thinking about getting bigger tractors!" — tweet Saturday. THE FACTS: Not so fast. No final trade agreement has been reached. It's true that U.S. and China declared a temporary truce in their 15-month trade war. As part of a cease-fire deal announced Friday, China agreed to buy up to $50 billion in U.S. farm products, while the Trump administration said it would suspend a tariff increase on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports that was set to take effect Tuesday. However, negotiators reached their tentative agreement only in principle. No documents have been signed. A final deal could still fall through, though Trump told reporters Friday he didn't think that would happen. So in reality, I know some of you don't like the word reality, but in reality he has no deal... B/A
  4. Do you have any idea how funny your statement is? Have you actually ever read one of your own posts... Holy crap, I cant laugh any harder. B/A
  5. For 24 hours last week, Trey Gowdy, the former South Carolina congressman best known for leading congressional investigations of Hillarious Clinton, was the new face of President Donald Trump’s outside legal defense and a symbol of a streamlined effort to respond to a fast-moving impeachment inquiry. A day later, the arrangement fell apart, with lobbying rules prohibiting Gowdy from starting until January, possibly after the inquiry is over. Now, according to two people familiar with events, Gowdy is never expected to join the team. And Trump advisers are back to square one, searching for a different lawyer. How a celebrated announcement quickly ended in disarray offers a rare public glimpse into the internal posturing — and undercutting of colleagues — that has been playing out in the West Wing on a daily basis since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry last month. Even as the White House confronts a deepening threat to Trump’s presidency, it has struggled to decide how to respond, and who should lead that response. This article is based on interviews with a half-dozen aides and other people close to Trump. The official story, circulated by senior administration aides to a handful of reporters, was that Gowdy, who retired from Congress last year, had agreed to reenter the fray Tuesday. Gowdy’s name began circulating on Twitter as the new Trump defender, prompting a number of aides to the president to claim credit privately for the idea of bringing him on board. But by Wednesday evening, aides were distancing themselves from the bungled personnel maneuver, which was made public before all the usual procedural boxes had been checked. Several pointed fingers at Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, suggesting he had botched the rollout. For weeks, aides had been pushing Trump to add another lawyer to the outside team, and Mulvaney had suggested Gowdy, a former prosecutor. Trump needed another voice on television defending him, and Mulvaney wanted someone who understood how Congress works. Some White House officials checked whether Emmet T. Flood, the lawyer who oversaw the administration’s response to the investigation by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, would get involved. He was not available. As Mulvaney pushed for Gowdy, a former House colleague and fellow South Carolinian, he swatted away questions from several aides about whether Gowdy would be curtailed in his role by lobbying regulations. Both men assured people that there would be no problem, according to the people briefed on what took place. Not everyone was on board with the idea. Among those generally concerned about someone working specifically on impeachment outside the White House Counsel’s Office was the White House counsel himself, Pat Cipollone, according to three people involved in the discussions. Mulvaney and Cipollone have repeatedly been at odds since the impeachment inquiry began, with one disagreement about hiring an additional lawyer taking place in front of Trump, according to a person familiar with the discussion. Trump told the two aides to work it out on their own. A person close to Cipollone denied that there was concern about bringing aboard another outside lawyer. Before Gowdy could be added, however, Trump needed to meet with him. So the two sat down for lunch at the White House on Tuesday; Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, joined them for part of the meal. It went pleasantly enough, people briefed on what took place said, despite Trump’s skepticism of Gowdy, who has often tried to distance himself from the president. But by late in the day, Trump signed off on hiring Gowdy. Still, there were procedural issues to be dealt with before he could formally be announced, and some advisers to the president wanted to wait to make the move public. Those advisers were stunned to see the news emerge from the White House on Tuesday night. But for Mulvaney — who has never been fully empowered in the Trump administration, with “acting” always part of his title — it was a rare internal victory. And the announcement that a well-known fighter like Gowdy was joining the team hinted that the Trump operation was finally organizing around an impeachment strategy. On Wednesday, Trump’s personal lawyers worked on a letter for Gowdy to sign to cement their agreement. Around 8 p.m. they released a statement announcing that Gowdy was formally on board. “Trey’s command of the law is well known, and his service on Capitol Hill will be a great asset as a member of our team,” Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow said in the statement. But within 30 minutes of that statement’s going public, Gowdy alerted Trump’s lawyers to a problem. His law firm, Nelson Mullins, had concerns that his work would involve lobbying activity. There was a discussion about whether Nelson Mullins could still be used, but a Trump adviser said that decision had been put off until January, when Gowdy’s lobbying ban concludes. “Trey Gowdy is a terrific guy,” Trump told reporters on Thursday, on his way to a campaign rally in Minneapolis, breaking the news himself. “He can’t start for another couple of months because of lobbying rules and regulations. So you’ll have to ask about that.” In the meantime, Trump’s team is searching, again, for help. Without Gowdy, who lost his paid contributorship at Fox News after the announcement, and with another of Trump’s lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, sidelined from appearing on television for the moment as he is drawn increasingly into the Ukraine matter at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, the president’s team remains outgunned in the fight for public opinion. Even Trump — who for the most part has been operating as a one-man war room, setting the tone of grievance from the top — appears confused about which of his staff members is in charge. The president, at one point, asked Mulvaney who was leading the effort. Mulvaney, who often invokes Kushner’s name around Trump to show that he has a good relationship with the family, passed the buck to Kushner. Kushner, who aides said had been spending many hours on impeachment as part of his broader portfolio of defending the president, has told some people he is running the inquiry response and played down that idea with others. Botched the new catch phrase to trap liberals in his snare... LOL B/A
  6. OMG is this another conspiracy theory??? Is Obama taking over the electric company. Wait it must be Clintons... Or maybe Soros needs more money... And if they didn't shut down the power grid and the cities burned, people would day the Kommies are attacking from the inside.... LOL B/A
  7. Boy does one ever apply to Trump supporters... You can show them in black and white they are being lied to and they completely refuse to accept it. Good one DinarDavo B/A
  8. You mean when Trump lost the Congress, and will probably lose the Senate next? Republicans in office are bailing out in record numbers. B/A
  9. just a couple of quick ones..... Lie “During my first week in office, I brought American auto companies to the White House . . .And none of them ever got to see the Oval Office before, because nobody took them into the Oval Office.” —March 15, 2018, remarks about his executive order rolling back new clean vehicle and fuel efficiency standards Reality President George W. Bush hosted a meeting with car company CEOs in the Oval Office in 2006. Democratic predecessors Barack Obama and Bill Clinton also brought industry executives to the White House, in 2009 and 1993, respectively. Lie “In fact, you read about it, last week a brand-new coal mine just opened in the state of Pennsylvania. First time in decades, decades…And 33,000 mining jobs have been added since my inauguration.” Reality Trump’s math is delusional. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the coal mining sector employed 50,000 workers in January 2017, the month Trump was inaugurated, and 50,800 workers in June 2017, when he made this incorrect statement. That’s a net gain of 800 jobs, not 33,000. Lie “[W]e don’t make windmills in the United States.” —November 23, 2016, interview with the New York Time Reality More than 500 manufacturing facilities across 43 states built wind turbines and their components in 2015, according to the American Wind Energy Association, and more than 21,000 manufacturing employees worked in the wind sector supply chain. Lie “China will be allowed to build hundreds of additional coal plants. So we can’t build the plants, but they can, according to the agreement.” Reality The Paris Agreement does not restrict countries from building power plants. Countries decide for themselves how to best reduce emissions―for example, by shutting down dirty coal plants, improving energy efficiency, or switching to renewable energy. China canceled plans for more than 100 coal plants (including some already under construction) last year because of the rapid rise of renewables and lagging energy demand, Lie “I will say this. I don’t want to give trillions and trillions of dollars. I don’t want to lose millions and millions of jobs. I don’t want to be put at a disadvantage.” —October 11, 2018, interview on 60 Minutes, following both Hurricane Michael and the release of the latest IPCC report Reality In fact, energy efficiency is the fastest-growing job sector in the energy industry—employing twice as many workers as all U.S. fossil fuel sectors combined. According to the latest report by E2, a nonpartisan organization that advocates for environmentally and economically smart policies, clean energy jobs now employ 3.2 million Americans. And those aren't including who pays for the wall... You do. So just keep swallowing the Kool-Aid. B/A
  10. I didn't claim anything. I said let's see what they find... As for lying, at least Clinton testified. Trump won't show up or let his people show up... If he had nothing to hide he could end this in a minute. We know he has lied everyday about something since he has been in office. There something like 12,000 confirmed lies... So one could reasonably suspect he is lying about his dealings on almost any issue. Let's face it, he has proven himself to be just another politician... He is no different. He lies. He's increased debt. He is profiting just like they all do. So like it or not, he is a swamp creature. B/A
  11. You brought up both time and money as though it mattered... But when we see the time and money wasted on Clinton, now it doesn't matter... Let's see, Clinton lied about having sex with an intern. Disgusting? Yes. A matter of national security? No.. Let's see what Trump has done and if it could affect national security. That's what this is really about. Not his check book, or his time with hookers, or his business failures or his lack of scruples. Let's see if he is putting America at risk. B/A
  12. True, but let's not forget, Manafort paid for it with his fine for being a crook... So that's a pass, unlike Clinton and Ken Starr who spent more money and time... B/A
  13. President Trump suffered defeats in three major court rulings Friday that address the limits of his executive authority. The rulings come as the White House has sought to thwart House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into the president’s request that the Ukrainian government investigate one of his political rivals, former Vice President Joe Biden. While Friday’s decisions stem from cases unrelated to the Ukraine matter, they each address what plaintiffs claimed was a president overstepping his constitutional bounds. President Trump at a campaign rally on Thursday in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Business records A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a lower court decision, ruling that Congress can see eight years of Trump’s business records held by his accounting firm, Mazars USA. The House Oversight Committee had subpoenaed the records after the president’s former lawyer Michael Cohen testified that Trump had exaggerated his wealth when applying for loans, which is a crime. “Contrary to the President’s arguments, the Committee possesses authority under both House Rules and the Constitution to issue the subpoena, and Mazars must comply,” Judges David S. Tatel and Patricia A. Millett wrote. The judges went on to call the congressional subpoena for Trump’s records “a valid exercise of the legislative authority.” Trump will likely appeal again, either to the full D.C. Circuit Court or to the Supreme Court. Denying green cards and visas to low-income immigrants U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels of the Southern District of New York issued a preliminary nationwide injunction blocking a Trump administration rule set to take effect next week that would have made it easier to deny green cards and visas to immigrants who cannot show they will not require public assistance. After the administration announced the new rule, nearly a dozen states filed suit to block it. “The Rule is simply a new agency policy of exclusion in search of a justification,” Daniels wrote in his scathing opinion. “It is repugnant to the American dream of the opportunity for prosperity and success through hard work and upwards mobility.” Later on Friday afternoon, Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton issued a preliminary injunction in a case announced by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. The president’s legal team is expected to appeal the decisions. Wall funding U.S. District Court Judge David Briones, in the Western District of Texas, ruled that the declaration of a national emergency under which Trump diverted funds from other agencies to construct a Mexico border wall was unlawful. The decision found that the law “expressly forbids” a president from using money allocated by Congress for any other purpose than was originally set forth. The county of El Paso and the Border Network for Human Rights brought the lawsuit, contending that Trump had broken the law by diverting Defense Department funds to build the wall. The judge did not specify what should now happen, but has asked the county and the Border Network to file a proposed preliminary injunction within 10 days. In the meantime, construction of the border wall can continue, but that could come to a halt once the terms of the injunction are specified. An appeal is expected from the Trump administration. B/A
  14. I always liked Jewel's sound. Good pick. B/A
  15. You know over the years when presidential numbers are crumbling it seems they always go to war... History shows America usually stays with the same administration during the early years of a war and finally get tired of it... I think Trump is like all politicians and will do anything to stay in office including marching our boys off to death for political gain... It is a common practice among all politicians. B/A
  16. In 30 or 40 years less than 10 corporations will own most of everything... As for mind control, obviously Trump is also a master at it... At least on a small scale. B/A
  17. I believe everyone is talking about Trump... I wonder how much he'll stiff this town for... LOL B/A
  18. Oct 11 (Reuters) - United States and China are said to reach a partial trade deal and could set up a trade truce, a Bloomberg reporter said in a tweet on Friday. (Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru) 40.1K people are talking about this The Washington Times - Friday, September 20, 2019 President Trump insisted on a “complete” U.S.-China trade deal Friday, saying it’s wonderful that Beijing is buying U.S. farm products but that he won’t settle for half-measures. “That’s not what I’m looking for. We’re looking for the big deal,” he told reporters at a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. “I’m not looking for a partial deal, I’m looking for a complete deal.” Well you have to start somewhere... If partial is the best he can do, it's better than no deal... B/A
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