Thursday, February 28, 2019
The hope that Cohen expressed during that interview directly contradicts what he told the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Wednesday.
New House lefties tell moderate Democrat Blue Dogs and Republicans to STFU, just like lefty social media deplatforms the right, threaten primarying and draconian rule changes
[T]he [Democrat] party's moderates - many of them freshmen taking their first congressional votes ... insist that they are not going to be dissuaded from voting with their districts, and many are warning that majority control is at stake."It's this class of members that got elected that are the reason we have the majority," said Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., a co-chairwoman of the moderate Blue Dog Coalition. "Many of them come from these (moderate) districts, and their promise to their constituents was that they were going to put people over politics."
What amounts to the second estimate of Q4GDP is out today, and the calendar year 2018 figure is just 2.9%
America has not had a 3.0% real GDP or better year since 2005 . . . fourteen years ago.
Pathetic. Disgusting. An indictment of the policies of both political parties and of American business.
No jobs, no hope, no America I once knew at all.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Rush Limbaugh had this right today: Cohen Caught in Multiple Lies Again.
THE GOVERNMENT’S SENTENCING MEMORANDUM:
THE GOVERNMENT’S SENTENCING MEMORANDUM:
[These crimes] each involve deception, and were each motivated by
personal greed and ambition. ... his desire for even greater wealth and
influence precipitated an extensive course of criminal conduct ... .
His actions suggest that Cohen relished the status of ultimate fixer --
a role that he embraced as recently as May 2018. Cohen was driven by
a desire to further ingratiate himself with a potential future President --
for whose political success Cohen himself claimed credit --
and arranged for the payments in an attempt to increase his
power and influence. ...
Cohen privately bragged to friends and reporters, including in recorded
conversations, that he had made the payment ... .
Cohen’s criminal violations of the federal election laws were also stirred,
like his other crimes, by his own ambition and greed. During and after the
campaign, Cohen privately told friends and colleagues, including in seized
text messages, that he expected to be given a prominent role and title in
the new administration. When that did not materialize, Cohen found a way
to monetize his relationship with and access to the President.
Coulter thinks talk of a Cohen motive is idiotic, believes prosecutors suborned perjury by Cohen in previous and today's testimony
Pretty wild thing to say about Robert Mueller? Well, he did knowingly prosecute the wrong guy in the anthrax case. Cohen could've been put away for a loooooooooooooong time. When the elites discard the moral absolutes taught by Christian civilization #democracydiesindarkness.
Cohen is going to jail for lying to Congress, so nothing he says today could possibly be trusted. In fact, he lied to Congress again in today's testimony, saying he never wanted a position in the Trump administration, when his sentencing documents show that he did, and earnestly. The fact that he was passed over for a position shows he had quite the motive to turn against Trump, and make unfounded accusations.
If the Democrat Congress had any integrity, it wouldn't put up such a bald-faced liar. If it had any self respect, it wouldn't put up someone who lied to it, and lies to it again.
This is self-hating shit.
If Trump had been serious about building the wall, he wouldn't have signed a border deal which ties his hands. He would have vetoed it and proceeded with the national emergency.
Had he done so, legislators would have had little choice but to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government departments threatened with a shutdown at existing levels.
That's the art of the deal, Mr. Big Stuff, but Mr. Big Stuff is all bark and no bite.
No construction for Trump’s wall has begun anywhere, although officials have started or completed fence replacement projects in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
Trump, who made building a border wall a central promise of his campaign, declared the emergency on Feb. 15 to bypass Congress and shift up to $6.6 billion, mostly from the Pentagon budget, to build — or rebuild — 234 miles of fencing.
Trump acted after Congress had appropriated only $1.375 billion for 55 miles of border barrier in the Rio Grande Valley, far less than he wanted.
But the 1,169-page appropriations bill Trump signed into law when he issued his emergency declaration also contained restrictions on construction in specific towns, parks and wildlife reserves along about 150 miles of the border in the Rio Grande Valley, which is the administration’s top priority for building new barriers. The restrictions have thwarted Trump’s efforts to build a wall there, at least for now.
An aide to Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), who helped negotiate the restrictions, said it’s not clear if the terms of the spending bill would override the emergency declaration, or vice versa, leaving landowners and town officials in limbo.
The guy is a lunatic.
"the goal is to eliminate the borders"
Two in Michigan, two in Wisconsin, two in Washington.
The wall will stop the cheap illegal agricultural migrant labor used to pick the apples, grapes, etc. and pour profits into the hands of greedy Republican farmers, who are the real problem.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Rasmussen has Trump at 49% for the last six days.
Norway is Europe's most anti-semitic country, and Minnesota, home of Ilhan Omar, is the Quisling State
A wall that needs tearing down is needed though, to complete the analogy.
Oh wait, the prototypes are being demolished!
The wing's most famous representative was Illinois State Senator Barack Hussein Obama. When life begins was beyond his pay grade, but when it ends sure isn't.
Monday, February 25, 2019
Amash posed as a member of the right in 2010 to get elected and fooled enough of us, but he dropped "conservative" from his self-identity not long after. The rubes here in the MI-3 Republican Party have voted for him ever since because of the "R", just like Democrats vote habitually for their "D" candidates.
The Congresswoman Loves the Swamp: Her Wealthy Chief of Staff used a PAC to Pay Her Boyfriend (updated)
what hasn’t changed: Saikat’s PAC paid AOC’s boyfriend six grand
bookending a six grand payment from AOC’s campaign to Saikat’s LLC. AOC
then made Saikat her Chief. Whether he paid Riley as an under the table
reimbursement for her campaign, or simply because he wanted to throw
some money at one of his candidates is actually immaterial. And you
can’t tell me that money sent to Roberts isn’t money sent to AOC. They
were living together and, as we’ve been told a thousand times, he’s a
spouse…even though they’re not married and she doesn’t disclose his
income as a spouse on her mandatory congressional disclosure forms.
for the congresswoman herself, she seems committed to distracting from
the fact that she engaged in swampy campaign finance chicanery.
She may be America’s most famous freshman congresswoman, but in New York, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a virtual ghost. She has no district office and no local phone number, unlike the state’s three other freshman members. And it’s unclear whether the 29-year-old lawmaker, who represents the Bronx and Queens, actually still lives in the Parkchester neighborhood that has been so closely tied to her rise — even though she won her upset victory over fellow Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley with accusations that his home in Virginia made him too Washington-focused to serve his district. Ocasio-Cortez has used her deceased father’s Bronx condo on her voter registration since 2012 . . ..
Her apartment’s next-door neighbor said she had never seen Ocasio-Cortez. Another neighbor, who has lived down the hall from the congresswoman’s apartment for the last 40 years, said he’d never seen her or her boyfriend, Riley Roberts, who has claimed the address as his own since last spring. “I would have remembered,” said the neighbor when shown a photograph of Ocasio-Cortez. Workers at Jerry’s Pizzeria, less than a block from her building, and at the local grocery store said she had never patronized their businesses — and a server at a nearby taqueria said the congresswoman had only come in to be filmed by news crews.
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Reflections of a Jamaican Father
Donald J. Harris
... My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) ...
Manhattan bartender now she thinks she's the boss of everyone because 4,018 people in NY-14 made her their representative in Congress
Alexandria The Great, ladies and gentlemen.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Extremism in the defense of libertarianism from Justin Amash means you'll have no borders, no walls, no USA at all
Libertarianism and Antifa end up in the same place because they are absurd, reductionist ideologies.
Man was not made for the constitution. The constitution was made for man.
Friday, February 22, 2019
If America were still a decent country, it would break ties with Saudi Arabia for this and end trade
"China has the right to carry out anti-terrorism and de-extremisation work for its national security,” Prince Mohammed, who has been in China signing multi-million trade deals much to the annoyance of his Western allies, was quoted as saying on Chinese state television.
Trump gaslights on New Mexico border "wall", which is bollard fencing replacing existing vehicle barrier, funded in 2017
Trump isn't building new wall like he promised made of concrete, he's just replacing existing barrier with bollard fencing.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- President Trump tweeted about the completion of a "powerful wall" in New Mexico. The steel wall was built in Santa Teresa. It replaced fencing that was used to prevent vehicles from crossing. According to the Washington Examiner, the money for the project came from the congressional budget in May 2017. The Washington Examiner reports the barriers are 18 to 30 feet high.
Rush Limbaugh claims to be the cutting edge of societal evolution, but can't help a caller from Colorado on the National Popular Vote
It's a frickin' end run around the constitution, but Limbaugh just yammers "I'll have to look into it".
And here all the while I thought it was a bunch of us on the fringe sandbagging the black vote for Hillary in our desperate attempt to set up a white ethno state. Man were we clueless.
Democrats and Republicans need legal and illegal immigrants to maintain consumption to keep GDP going, it's not about the jobs
The poor and working poor have a 100% propensity to consume. An aging population does not spend enough. Republicans and Democrats have a 100% propensity to profiteer.
Biden threw Northam under the bus a few weeks ago in favor of the guy now accused of rape, since then crickets
The Biden gaffe machine just keeps on keepin' on.
This would be your next president, America.
This would be your next president, America.
Almost as good as telling the disabled guy in the wheelchair to stand up and take a bow.
Trump 2020 dream ticket: Biden-Northam, because as Joe says, with Northam you can feel and taste the authenticity
Ralph Northam is the real deal, ladies and gentlemen.
Mike Pompeo (SECSTATE), Sylvia May Davis, Brooke Rollins, Chris Liddell (all in White House), Kirstjen Nielsen (SECDHS), Chad Wolf (DHS), Mary Kissel, Jim Jeffrey, Elliott Abrams (all at State), LARRY BARTLETT (Obama retread at Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration) . . ..
Bush 41 fired thousands of Reagan appointees and remade the executive in his kinder, gentler image. Trump's a wimp by comparison, as Ann Coulter says. Trump is hopelessly hamstrung, by himself.
What does President Kushner enjoy for breakfast?
Thursday, February 21, 2019
According to meeting agendas obtained by McClatchy, those invited to sessions with Kushner come from some of Trump’s core constituencies in the worlds of religion, law enforcement, agriculture and business. They include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Heritage Foundation, Association of Builders and Contractors, Faith and Freedom Coalition, Council on National Policy, George W. Bush Center and Select Milk Producers.
Read more here: https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article226462025.html#storylink=cpy
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Rush Limbaugh has done this throughout his career to co-opt the rubes on behalf of the GOPe, this time an alt-righter, probably an Elton John Fan like Rush. Hilarious.
It has nothing to do with the emergency declaration, which is what the story placement in Drudge's lineup is meant to imply. This is Drudge the partisan.
The AP story also incorrectly calls it a wall. It's bollard fencing. Trump is prohibited from installing a wall by the legislation he just signed.
Construction has begun on the fifth border wall project of Donald Trump's presidency, replacing up to 14 miles of barrier in San Diego, authorities said Tuesday.
The first panels are in place to replace a steel-mesh fence with 30-foot-high steel bollards . . .. The bollards replace a second layer of barrier that worked like a fortress when it was built about a decade ago but is now often breached with powerful battery-operated saws sold in home improvement stores.
Work on replacing a first layer of San Diego barrier is nearly complete, also 14 miles long and made of steel bollards up to 30-feet high. The old fence, built in the early 1990s, was made of corrugated steel matting used by the military as temporary runways. ... Trump inherited barriers covering about one-third of the border. His administration has awarded $1 billion in contracts to cover 97 miles, the vast majority of it to replace existing barriers. ...
Trump -- and those hoping to be invited to the next White House
Christmas party -- refers to this as a "deal." Gen. Custer struck a
similar "deal" at Little Bighorn. ... The obvious conclusion is that immigration isn't one of the issues Trump cares about. Those are the facts. I know there are people who are tired of
hearing it. I'm tired of writing it. But we can't shrink from
uncomfortable truths any more than Trump did in 2016.
(((Libertarian))) Liz Mair's only objection to the border deal was how hard it is on lawful border crossers
Immigration is simply a political tool, like abortion, around which to get the rubes to rally.
Trump never intended to do anything serious about immigration in the first place, and his record of delaying and caving right up to the present moment, and all these open borders hires and rehires, simply proves it.
"Finish the Wall" he never started is the slogan, you fools.
We've all been had.
They think we are stupid, and they are right.