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« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2017, 10:26:35 AM »

....Incidentally, I'm actually concerned about what is going to happen when he's re-elected. My wife told me over lunch that she saw people on facebook calling for attacks on the rich- as in, literal, attack them and take their stuff type calls.


Well,  they CAN afford lot of ammo. Wink
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« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2017, 11:30:38 AM »

Now, the current screeching point is "CHIP" the Child Health Insurance Plan, for the children of parents that can't afford Obamacare plans.

Which there shouldn't be any because, Obamacare was supposed to give everyone "Healthcare".
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« Reply #52 on: December 21, 2017, 02:54:00 PM »

Now, the current screeching point is "CHIP" the Child Health Insurance Plan, for the children of parents that can't afford Obamacare plans.


Fake news. Everyone knows the real acronym for Obamacare is ACA, and the 'A' in ACA stands for "affordable." Ergo: there should not be anyone who can't "afford" Obamacare. Oxymoron.
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« Reply #53 on: December 23, 2017, 10:51:20 AM »

Did someone tell The Washington Examiner about this thread?

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/year-one-list-81-major-trump-achievements-11-obama-legacy-items-repealed/article/2644159

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« Reply #54 on: December 28, 2017, 04:57:35 PM »

The New York Times doesn't like Trump's approach to international relations:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/us/politics/trump-world-diplomacy.html?mtrref=www.drudgereport.com&gwh=261EFA6B78058D4807EE6122CDC93249&gwt=pay

That must mean he's doing something right.

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While Mr. Trump has held more than 130 meetings and phone calls with foreign leaders since taking office, he has left the rest of the world still puzzling over how to handle an American president unlike any other. Foreign leaders have tested a variety of techniques to deal with him, from shameless pandering to keeping a studied distance.

Most foreign leaders are still trying to get a handle on him,” said Richard N. Haass, a top State Department official in the George W. Bush administration who is now the president of the Council on Foreign Relations. “Everywhere I go, I’m still getting asked, ‘Help us understand this president, help us navigate this situation.’

I always thought being unpredictable was a good thing. It keeps our enemies guessing.

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“We’re beginning to see countries take matters into their own hands. They’re hedging against America’s unreliability.”

Personally, I'm tired of the United States being the world's policeman. Maybe it's time (or long past time) for other countries to carry their own laundry.
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« Reply #55 on: December 31, 2017, 10:15:57 AM »

Ran across this list today and thought of this thread.

From Pastebin, Trump Hasn’t Done Anything:

https://pastebin.com/JnS5Qy2Q is where links supporting each conclusion can be found. I didn't go through all of them. Trump has been sufficiently subversively pro America for me to be pleased, despite all the continued war mongering in the middle east.  


Economy
Trump Cut More US Debt for Longer Period than Any President
2017 Debt Growth slows
Q3 GDP up 3.2%
Government spending as % of GDP down
Exports 2.5yr high
Record 6M job openings, 6.8M Americans looking for jobs
Small business confidence spurring hiring and spending spree
Wages up 2.5%
Inflation 1.7%
Consumer confidence NOV 129.5 17yr high
Consumer Sentiment Up
Economy Reaches Its Potential Output
63.1%: Participation Rate: Trump-Era High
Fewest Jobless Claims Since 1973
2.2M jobs added since election
2017 Unemployment record low in 13 States
Summer Youth Unemployment Lowest Since 1969
Black Unemployment Lowest in 17yrs
Hispanic Unemployment all time low
Unemployment to drop: lowest since 1969
Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Pace in 13yrs
Summer employers hired American, raised wages
Recovery Trickling Down to Least-Educated Workers
Median Incomes Climb- First Since 2007
Blue-collar wages surging
Job Satisfaction Highest Since 2005
1.5M Fewer on Food Stamps
Net worth rose 1.8%
New-Home Sales 11yr High
2017 Durable goods rose 5.4%
Dow: first eight-quarter winning streak in 20 years
Stock market powers wealth to $96.2t

Behind the Scenes

Trump Is Rapidly Reshaping the Judiciary.
Trump vs. the Deep Regulatory State
While eyes are on Russia, Sessions dramatically reshapes the Justice Department
How the CIA Is Changing Under President Trump
Pruitt on a mission to change the climate of the EPA
Trump Defied Bureaucracy to Advance Immigration Agenda
Trump Has Quietly Accomplished More Than It Appears
Trump: Keeper of Promises
Trump Declaration Of National Emergency Throws US Media Into Silence, And Global Elites Into Terror
Department of Homeland Security

Final Panel in Upgraded Border Fence Installed
Army Corps starts pre-construction work on border wall
Texas Wildlife Refuge Prepared for First Border Wall Segment
Bill allocates $1.6 billion for border wall
Border wall prototype anti-climb testing begins
Feds take over Texas National Guard border mission
Border Patrol Morale at Highest Level
Crossing Border Illegally Is Harder Than In 50yrs
Border Crossing Arrests 46yr Low
Memo: ICE officers have free rein
ICE Morale Through the Roof
US agency raids Indian IT firms
Silicon Valley Staffing Firm Charged, H1B Fraud
Raids target suspected gang members
80% jump in illegal targets
New crackdown on sanctuary cities
ICE wants smuggling charges on leaders of sanctuary cities
Denver To ICE: Stop Arresting Illegal Immigrants At Courthouse. ICE To Denver: Not A Chance.
Colorado Deportations up 150%
ICE raids net 650 arrests
17 Texas sheriffs approved to partner w/ICE
ICE crackdown scaring families back to Mexico
Raids turn Oregon city into ghost town
Self-Deportation Up 31%
Trump ends Obama-era delay tactics
‘Extreme Vetting’ for green cards
DACA Renewals Drop 21%
Reforms To Immigration Courts

Department of Justice

Sex traffickers took hundreds from Thailand to US
Sex Trafficking Arrests Soar; MSM Ignores
Sessions Declares Fight Against Elite Pedophiles Top Priority
238 arrested in sweep of suspected child sex predators
Marshalls Seek Unregistered Sex Offenders, Arrest 12
84 kids rescued, 120 human traffickers arrested
DOJ Arrests Over 1,000 Child Sex Predators
DoJ takes down of AlphaBay, largest dark web market
Sessions announces crackdown on ‘so-called’ sanctuary cities
DoJ Stands by Texas’s Voter ID Law
Sessions bringing back the harshest sentences for drug offenses
Sessions reassures: No pot crackdown imminent
400 medical professionals charged largest health care fraud takedown
Pharma CEO indicted on opioid fraud and racketeering
Big increase in cocaine seizures
Sessions’s New Civil-Forfeiture Rules
Four charged with leaks from Trump administration
DOJ conducting 27 investigations into classified leaks
DOJ Halts Operation Chokepoint, Which Targeting Gun Dealers
Fed Gun Prosecutions up 23%
DOJ will intervene in campus free speech cases
DOJ files suit against company for not hiring Americans
3,800 Gang Members Charged in Operation Spanning United States and Central America
Sessions ask FBI for info on Uranium One
Sessions orders review after report Obama gave Hezbollah pass

Department of the Interior

Day One: Secretary Zinke Signs for Orders to Expand Access to Public Lands
Zinke Signs Secretarial Order To Streamline Process For Federal Onshore Oil And Gas Leasing Permits
Secretary Zinke Announces Boost to Wetland, Waterfowl Conservation, Access to Public Lands Through Conservation Grants, Federal Duck Stamp Funds
Secretary Zinke signs Secretarial Order to Support Sportsmen & Enhance Wildlife Conservation
Ryan Zinke plans overhaul because Interior Department employees ‘not loyal’
A Vision for American Energy Dominance
Department of Education

Campus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos’s Ear
DeVos’ meetings with ‘men’s rights’ groups over campus sex assault spark controversy
Betsy DeVos Is Right: Sexual Assault Policy Is Broken
DeVos to Replace Obama-Era Sexual Assault Guidelines
Betsy DeVos announces huge overhaul of federal student loan system
Trump to pull feds out of K-12 education
Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education
Education Secretary DeVos says Common Core no longer an issue for schools
DeVos rescinds 72 guidance documents outlining rights for disabled students
DeVos offers buyouts to shrink Education Department workforce
Education Dept to limit scope of civil rights investigations at schools
Department of Housing and Urban Development

Ben Carson Finds $500 Billion (Billion!) In Errors During Audit Of Obama HUD
HUD poised to end Obama’s illegal Section 8 housing grant scheme
Office of Management and Budget

Mulvaney: Obama Administration Had ‘Secret List’ of Regulations
Trump budget chief touts progress in rolling back regulations
Mick Mulvaney: Tax reform proposal coming ‘very early in the fall’
Mulvaney: Obama Administration Had ‘Secret List’ of Regulations
Trump Cut Regulations 32%
Mick Mulvaney on the Budget, Congressional Scorekeepers and Staying Frugal
Research and Development Priorities
CFPB Now a Deregulation Department
Mick Mulvaney Staffing CFPB with Trump Loyalists

Department of Energy

Rick Perry and the “Texas Approach” to Renewable Energy and Infrastructure
Rick Perry’s Plans for US Energy Dominance
Trump approves US-Mexico pipeline: ‘That’ll go right under the wall’
Oil starts gushing through controversial Dakota Access Pipeline
DOE Announces $6.9 Million for Research on Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Byproducts
Perry wants DOE to support small modular nuclear reactors
Senate subcommittee approves $38.4B to fund ARPA-E, DOE programs in 2018
U.S. coal exports soar, in boost to Trump energy agenda, data shows
By the way, the U.S. has become the world’s dominant energy superpower
Rick Perry’s “baseload” study released, offers a lifeline to coal, nuclear
Trump Admin Proposes The Biggest Change To Electric Grid In Decades
Coal Production Up 7.8%

Department of State
Tillerson to shutter war crimes focused State Dept. office
It’s a bloodbath at the State Department
Tillerson Tightens Limits on Filling State Department Jobs
State Department to Offer Buyouts in Effort to Cut Staff
Report: Trump plans to cut foreign aid, merge State and USAID
Rex Tillerson, Mediating Gulf Dispute, Signs Antiterrorism Pact With Qatar
Rex Tillerson blasts China for hiring slaves from North Korean government
Tillerson to back up Trump efforts to bolster Eastern Europe against Russia
Tillerson on North Korea: Military action is ‘an option’
Trump to stop travel from countries that refuse to help Homeland Security
New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries
Trump takes more Christians than Muslim Refugees
Fewest Monthly Refugee Arrivals in August Since 2002
Trump signs order cutting refugee quota to lowest level since 1980
Trump Announces ‘Extreme Vetting’ Plans
Trump set to DEPORT 300,000 refugees

Department of Veterans Affairs

Trump Signs Bill to Extend Veterans Choice Program
Trump Administration Streamlines Veteran Medical Records
White House to launch veterans’ complaint hotline
President Donald J. Trump visits VA and signs executive order ‘Improving
Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs’
VA fires more than 500 feds under Trump, even before new accountability law
Trump signs VA accountability act into law, promises better care for veterans
VA expands telehealth access
How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 may drive civil service reform
Trump signs ‘Forever GI Bill,’ boosting aid to student vets
Trump Signs Bill to Streamline VA Disability Claims Appeals Process
Trump to announce new refugee admissions cap, stronger vetting rules as ban expires
Veteran Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform Act SIGNED
VA Prescription Data Accountability Act SIGNED
Enhancing Veteran Care Act

Commerce Department

U.S. Banks to Get Greater China Access (GS, MS)
Trade agreement clears way for Moody’s, Fitch and S&P to rate onshore bonds
China, U.S. reach trade agreement on beef, poultry and natural gas
China buys more U.S. coal, sends North Korea
China opens rice market for US exports for first time ever
First U.S. Natural Gas Shipped to Poland
Trump slaps tariffs on Canadian lumber imports
U.S. makes final finding rebar exports from Taiwan
United States and Mexico finalize sugar trade deal
Trump orders probe of China’s intellectual property practices
Crude oil shipment from Texas opens new vistas in India-U.S. ties
Argentina agrees to allow first U.S. pork imports in 25 years
Companies behind Trump’s $250 billion China deal

Department of Defense

Mattis: ‘Annihilation Tactics’ Being Used Against ISIS
ISIS leader ‘admits DEFEAT in Iraq and orders militants to flee or kill themselves in suicide attacks’
ANALYSIS: ISIS facing knockout punch in Raqqa after losing Mosul
95 percent of the territory ISIS once controlled in Iraq and Syria is now liberated
Mattis decides to withhold U.S. cash from key Pakistani military fund
US, Gulf countries form new group to stem flow of terror financing
James Mattis threatens to ‘moderate’ US backing for Nato over budgets
NATO weighs new counterterrorism post following Trump’s demands
U.S. Cyber Command will be elevated to a “Unified Combatant Command”
Pentagon: Trump-Era Rules Allow First U.S.-Afghan Forces Strike on Taliban Drug Labs
Officials Announce First DoD-Wide Audit
Small Business Administration

SBA Administrator McMahon leading agency by ‘effective and efficient’ example
U.S. Small Business Administration opens assistance center
SBA chief Linda McMahon talks loan process, role in youth jobs during Baltimore visit

Department of Transportation

Trump Lays Out Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control System
President Trump Announces “Massive Permit Reform” Push
Trump Signs Order Rolling Back Environmental Rules on Infrastructure

United Nations


Haley Tells Congress US Assuming More Assertive Role at UN
Nikki Haley defends Trump’s doctrine of diplomatic chaos
Haley cheers cuts to UN peacekeeping: ‘We’re only getting started’
UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea
U.S. walks away from UN migration agreement
Nikki Haley Threatens the UN
US secures $285M cut in UN budget

Treasury Department

Tax reform shocker: the White House actually has a plan
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Just Laid Out a Pathway for Social Security Benefits to Be Cut
Trump sides with Mnuchin on debt ceiling strategy
Treasury to call for rolling back banking regulations
U.S. wants free but fair and balanced trade: Mnuchin
Department of Health and Human Services

Tom Price: CBO’s health insurance projections are significantly off
HHS analysis finds Cruz amendment lowers premiums, boosts enrollment
The Trump administration is using Obamacare marketing dollars to attack Obamacare
HHS to Rescind Birth Control Mandate in Obamacare
Trump clears way for ObamaCare ‘alternatives’
Trump will end health care cost-sharing subsidies

Environmental Protection Agency

President Trump’s executive order will undo Obama’s Clean Power Plan rule
EPA’s Pruitt moves to roll back over 30 environmental regulations in record time
Statement by President Trump on the Paris Climate Accord
Trump’s EPA To Repeal Obama’s ‘Waters Of The US’ Rule
EPA chief says administration to roll back Obama’s clean power plan
EPA to block scientists who get agency funding from serving as advisers
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« Reply #56 on: December 31, 2017, 02:52:47 PM »

That's actually too much to try to read in one go.
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« Reply #57 on: December 31, 2017, 03:54:12 PM »

Okay, but what has he actually accomplished? [/MSM mode]
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« Reply #58 on: January 01, 2018, 01:33:11 AM »

Okay, but what has he actually accomplished? [/MSM mode]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ozEZxOsanY
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« Reply #59 on: January 12, 2018, 12:16:39 PM »

Trump on track to cut almost 50% of positions in the EPA by end of first term.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/25766/trump-slashes-federal-bureaucracy-morale-has-never-michael-j-knowles

Hey Scott Pruitt! Push harder! Cut faster! Go go go!

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Cry moar tears Tony!
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« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2018, 11:33:23 AM »

Nice little article here.
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« Reply #61 on: January 22, 2018, 10:08:57 PM »

Small business optimism at an all-time high. 2017 set a record. I wonder what happened to cause that. Was there an eclipse?

https://www.nfib.com/surveys/small-business-economic-trends/
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« Reply #62 on: January 24, 2018, 09:36:19 PM »

Reflection upon 8 years of the glorious Obama administration.
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« Reply #63 on: January 25, 2018, 10:46:14 AM »

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2018/01/25/sad-uk-prime-minister-theresa-may-spoke-to-half-empty-room-as-crowd-rushed-to-hear-realdonaldtrump/

When asked what brings him to Davos, Switzerland, Trump said "Peace and prosperity."

According to reports, the crowd rushed out to see Trump just as UK Prime Minster Theresa May took to the stage, leaving a half empty hall.
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« Reply #64 on: January 29, 2018, 10:24:10 PM »

https://ricochet.com/490686/re-redefining-rino-in-the-trump-era-a-response-to-old-bathos/
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« Reply #65 on: April 27, 2018, 08:36:41 PM »

Trump close to fulfilling another campaign promise.
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« Reply #66 on: April 28, 2018, 05:50:31 AM »

 Tinfoil Hat Smiley

We know "they" play all sorts of games with stats, crime stats, climate stats, inflation stats...
What's to keep commie loyalists from tweeking GDP stats to help torpedo Trump?
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« Reply #67 on: April 29, 2018, 12:23:32 PM »


 cheesy  Very true this. 
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« Reply #68 on: April 30, 2018, 07:10:18 AM »

End of the Korean War and possibly denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

No small things.
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« Reply #69 on: April 30, 2018, 09:31:49 AM »

End of the Korean War and possibly denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

No small things.

If that happens, it is Nobel Peace Prize time for Trump!

Oh, that would be lovely!  Imagine the wailing!

(Oh yeah, I know that is impossible)

 
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« Reply #70 on: May 02, 2018, 08:05:52 PM »

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/may/2/north-korea-releases-us-detainees-bows-another-tru/

They are said to be out of the camp and off to a hospital and will likely be turned over to the US on the day of the summit.
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« Reply #71 on: May 09, 2018, 09:36:29 AM »

MSM just now finding out that Trump is (surprisingly!!!!) getting conservative judges appointed. From the "Oh the Noes!!! (but it's okay when we do it)" files:

https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2018/05/09/shocker-chris-cuomo-spots-under-reported-story-about-party-in-power-and-judges/
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« Reply #72 on: May 09, 2018, 10:52:27 AM »

From https://amgreatness.com/2018/05/09/is-the-midwest-the-next-south-for-the-democratic-party/

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Overall, according to a new CNN poll this week, Trump’s numbers are rising in every category regardless of geography; 57 percent say things are going well in the country now, the highest rating since 2007. The upbeat mood of the electorate is astonishing considering the unrelenting assault the president has been under since November 2016.

What happened after 2007 to lower people's opinion of how things are going in the country? And why things are better now?

There's got to be some reason. But what?
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« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2018, 11:08:36 AM »


What happened after 2007 to lower people's opinion of how things are going in the country? And why things are better now?

There's got to be some reason. But what?

Golly, gosh, I don't have any idea. Can I buy a clue?
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« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2018, 11:12:15 AM »

If you like your clue, you can keep your clue.
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