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Trumpdate 5/25/2017

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The en banc 4th Circuit decision to uphold the lower court’s ruling that Trumps travel ban is unconstitutional is outrageous. It says that because Trump said mean things when he was campaigning, this means that everything he does as President is unconstitutional if liberals don’t like it.

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The announcement by the UK that they won’t share any more intelligence with us because of leaks is a gift for Trump. Trump needs to escalate this and make it the #1 priority of the FBI, to find and prosecute the leakers.

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ASF writes: “There is no constitutional right to a specific number of refugee admissions. He should have set the number to 20.”

That wouldn’t have mattered. The court is saying: We know that Trump is a racist, and therefore we’re not going to let him get away with anything. And don’t try to tell us that Islam isn’t a race, that’s something only a racist would say.

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May 25, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Trump call with Rodrigo Duterte

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This is pretty interesting, and I think better of Trump after reading it.

Notice how Trump makes Duterte feel important by asking for his opinion on how to deal with China and North Korea, and then he coaxes him into lobbying China to do more about North Korea.

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Who leaked this? Because it makes Duterte look good, and probably everyone else in the Philippines is too afraid of Duterte to cross him, my guess is that Duterte himself leaked it.

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May 23, 2017 at 8:02 pm

Posted in International, Politics

Muslim governments love President Trump

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President Trump is hated by liberals for saying bad things about Muslims, but actual Muslim governments love President Trump. Even though Trump doesn’t bow down to them like the previous President.

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May 20, 2017 at 9:15 am

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Trump told Russians that Comey is a “nut job.”

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First reported by the NY Times.

(1) Who is leaking this stuff to the press? Why can’t Trump find the leakers and prosecute them for leaking classified information?

(2) Previous presidents used salty language, especially Lyndon B. Johnson, but the press never reported on it.

(3) Why is Trump saying this stuff when apparently the room is full of people who are hostile to him? Couldn’t he have taken the two Russians into a private room with just his topmost loyal staff members?

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May 19, 2017 at 5:38 pm

Posted in Politics

Friday thoughts

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James Comey seems to me like a passive-aggressive snake in the grass.

There’s nothing at all to the witch hunt, just a few people Trump hired who made money in ways that appear unseemly to outsiders, but for political insiders it’s business as usual, and if you sifted through Hillary Clinton’s staff with the same fine-tooth comb, you’d find the same types on her team.

Nevertheless, runaway special prosecutors have been known to dig up all sorts of unrelated dirt.

Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia presents good possibilities for positive press. No doubt it causes cognitive dissonance for Democrats that the Arab countries like Saudi Arabia are very happy that Trump is President, because they hated Obama. They don’t care about Trump’s “Muslim ban,” because they don’t let Jews and Christians immigrate to their countries, why do they care if the United States does the same to their people, as long as they can all get along diplomatically? The Middle East simply does not understand the do-gooder liberal ethic at all. They think they’re a bunch of chumps. They love to take advantage of those chumps, but they have no respect for them.

Earlier this week, the MSM was abuzz with Trump allegedly giving away too much Israeli intel to the Russians. You can’t form any opinion about that because people who hate Trump keep leaking stuff with the intent to harm him, so you can’t trust the veracity of any of that info. Unless the Israelis publicly complain about it, it’s not the business of liberal Democrats to scream for impeachment when no one knows what actually happened. I am sure that Obama shared intel with other countries when he felt like it, but no one ever cared about what Obama did because he won a Nobel Peace Prize.

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May 19, 2017 at 7:43 am

Posted in Politics

Ivanka Trump in the NY Times

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This article is worth reading.

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May 2, 2017 at 8:28 pm

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Why isn’t Trump releasing his tax returns?

Three possible reasons:

1. He thinks that what’s in there is politically damaging.
2. He’s afraid that if thousands of people who hate him go over his returns with a fine tooth comb, they’ll find wrongdoing in there that has previously been overlooked by IRS auditors.
3. The same reasons why Obama never released his birth certificate for years.

A reminder about #3:

For years and years, Obama-hating people believed that Obama must be hiding something very damaging. Why else wouldn’t he release his birth certificate? Obama made up a bunch of stupid and not-believable excuses for why he couldn’t release it. But then, it was finally released (proving that the excuses were fake) and there was nothing worth seeing.

Trump could be doing the same head-fake as Obama.

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“Two in the Bush” says:

No, the reason he won’t release is because he’s hiding a bribe made in unmarked roubles he took directly from Vladimir Putin that he declared on his 1040. – NY Times Comment Section

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April 16, 2017 at 11:37 am

Posted in Politics

Syria in perspective

It has been six days since Trump bombed Syria. There’s no evidence that Trump has any intent of doing anything else in Syria. We let loose a few missiles, not a single American soldier was in the line of fire, and it’s not even clear that any Syrians were killed (although the Syrian government claims some were killed).

Trump still seems to have benefited immensely from the missile strike. The mainstream media has turned down the volume on the Russian Conspiracy by a huge amount. Most of the mainstream politicians whose support Trump needs to get anything done are very happy about the strike. Some Trump-haters in the media are expressing their exasperation that Trump has benefited so much from the strike. That’s how we know it was a good move for Trump. If it was bad for Trump, the Trump-haters would be gloating about it.

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April 12, 2017 at 7:39 pm

Posted in International, Politics

James Thompson lost, but Nate Cohn doesn’t get it

Nate Cohn thinks that James Thompson, doing better than expected against the Republican (although not good enough to win), means that the voters are already rejecting Trump.

Nate just doesn’t get it. As I explained yesterday, the reason why James Thompson is popular is because he’s a white Army veteran who did a campaign ad where he shoots an assault rifle. And if you watch the ad, you’ll see that Thompson is genuine prole. The Democrats don’t have a bunch of people like that on the bench. They just have a lot of SWPL SJW types, a lot of minorities, not the kind of candidates who will win back the blue-collar white voters who went over to Trump.

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April 12, 2017 at 7:17 pm

Posted in Politics

James Thompson, Democrat in Kansas running for Congress

Back in February I asked “Can the Democrats really run veterans, football players and sheriffs (in other words, the type of people who appeal to blue-collar whites) when the SJW-types who are in charge hate those types of people?”

In Kansas, James Thompson, a guy from a prole background, an army veteran who has a TV commercial in which he’s seen shooting an AR-15, is mounting a successful campaign in a special election for Congress. Part of his campaign shtick is that he’s pro-veteran and Washington isn’t doing enough for the veterans. As you know, prole whites from flyover country love the veterans. And his campaigns uses lots of American flags, and prole whites from flyover love the American flag.

Initially, Thompson got absolutely no support from the Democratic Party. The wrong kind of Democrat. But they are finally supporting him now , because the prospect of flipping a deep-red seat to the Democratic party overcomes their distaste of supporting white male military veterans.

Some of Thompson’s support comes because the voters in Kansas are mad that Republican Sam Brownback vetoed a bipartisan bill to finally accept Obama’s Medicaid expansion. The Medicaid expansion is like free money from the federal government, and without it, people too poor to qualify for Obamacare subsidies are left without any health insurance. The only reason to veto it at the state level is because some Republicans hate Obama so much they’d rather see the people of their state go without health coverage rather than accept Obama’s free federal money.

If it seems that I’m a fan of Thompson… well I have grave doubts about anyone whose career is as a “civil rights attorney” (after graduating from a TTT law school). That means his job is to use the law to harass white people for alleged discrimination against minorities and women. However, I could not find anything on the internet about his legal career, except that he’s in private practice and does not work for a government agency. His profile says that he does “Civil Rights, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Wills,” so he sounds like some low-level shyster who will take any type of case because he doesn’t have enough business. Maybe he thinks that “civil rights attorney” sounds more prestigious than “personal injury attorney.”

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Based on the comments, I certify that Mr. Thompson is not an SJW type of “civil rights attorney” but rather a low-rent ambulance chaser who thinks it’s more prestigious to call himself a “civil rights attorney.”

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April 11, 2017 at 8:55 am

Posted in Politics

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