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Old 05-25-2019, 14:10   #346
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I really am fascinated by the daily catch 22......congress goes to the courts when the President works around them, but it's obvious that congress will not work with the President and will only resist....so the President (charged with protecting the country) goes around congress, who take him to court.....

You really can't make this shit up.
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:53   #347
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... changing laws that allow them to prosecute people pardoned by the President.
Raw data is available for the pardons and clemency granted by president, by month and year. Our previous President (link to data) pardoned more people per month than our current President (link to data) has his entire term to date.

If you read through the convictions of those pardoned by our previous President, you will find instance after instance of heroin dealers, meth manufacturers and distributors, conspirators, murderers, kidnappers, extortioners.

Our current president has yet to pardon any drug dealers or manufacturers, murderers, or any for low level common crimes.
He has pardoned however, Kristian Saucier, Joseph Arpaio, "Scooter" Libby and a boxer, long dead who appears to have been castigated for being successful, black and married to a white woman simultaneously. There are a couple of others I have not mentioned.

Pardoning Saucier seems to have been a huge middle finger aimed at the lack of any indictments served to the HrC camp for their "you mean wipe it with a towel?" personal email server. Arpaio makes sense to me, Johnson does as well. Reading a little bit about "Scooter" makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. He seems like a pretty shady dude, with great connections.

If the dems want to open up recipients of presidential pardons to post-pardon prosecution, they either have a very specific target, someone whom Trump has pardoned (Libby?), or they have forgotten how long an action like this would tie up the courts re-prosecuting all of Obama's murderers and drug dealers.

Or, this is all normal politics as usual - make nice for the cameras and share drinks and legal insider trading tips in the VIP lounge after business hours. Meanwhile, the constant chaos and manufactured bullshit being blasted at the American public 24/7 keeps folks worried 24/7 that the sky is falling and that we wont survive as a country if this goes on for much longer.

In reading the writings of our Founding Fathers, one could easily conclude that it takes much sober consideration to build a country, while it takes a wildly different type of consideration to run a country.

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Old 06-06-2019, 21:44   #348
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A good video

Here it is and supporting the boycott.

https://unconstrainedanalytics.org/l...n-other-means/
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Old 06-10-2019, 14:23   #349
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Watch and what do you think>

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Old 06-10-2019, 16:03   #350
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I think that guy has hit the nail on the head.

“Anyone I’m worried about, I’m not worried about....”
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Old 06-11-2019, 13:21   #351
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I think I finally understand the term "mansplaining"
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Old 06-11-2019, 17:32   #352
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The 3 Letter Agencies estimation to high.

I think the estimations on the 3 letter Agencies are to high these days, wishful thinking.

Here is why. Where do the 3 letter Agencies recruit from? The Universities and Colleges that we are now saying are Marxists indoctrination institutions. Which has been going on for decades know and the rank and file may not be what we hope. Case in point the FBI and the Soft Trump Coup attempt.

Unfortunately this could be happening to the whole US Government to include the DOD.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:14   #353
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Unfortunately this could be happening to the whole US Government to include the DOD

I may be an alarmist - but the DOD has been leaning left for a long long time. If the DOD as a culture/community holds conservative values as part of their core structure then they are doing a tremendous job of hiding it and PRETENDING to espouse a much more liberal bent.
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:52   #354
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VDH succinctly describes the current cultural divide in a way that everyone can understand even if they disagree.

...radical progressives versus traditionalists and how each view the country...there is a reason why people the world over will chew through concrete to get here.

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“The traditionalists see American history as a unique effort to overcome human weakness, bias and sin. That effort is unmatched by other cultures and nations, and explains why millions of foreign nationals swarm into the United States, both legally and illegally.

These arguments over our past are really over the present — and especially the future.

If progressives and socialists can at last convince the American public that their country was always hopelessly flawed, they can gain power to remake it based on their own interests. These elites see Americans not as unique individuals but as race, class and gender collectives, with shared grievances from the past that must be paid out in the present and the future.”

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Victor Davis Hanson: America does not have to be perfect to be good (despite what radical progressives tell us)

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The summer season has ripped off the thin scab that covered an American wound, revealing a festering disagreement about the nature and origins of the United States.

The San Francisco Board of Education recently voted to paint over, and thus destroy, a 1,600-square-foot mural of George Washington’s life in San Francisco’s George Washington High School.

Victor Arnautoff, a communist Russian-American artist and Stanford University art professor, had painted “Life of Washington” in 1936, commissioned by the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration. A community task force appointed by the school district had recommended that the board address student and parent objections to the 83-year-old mural, which some viewed as racist for its depiction of black slaves and Native Americans.

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: THE 'SQUAD' AIMS TO GUILLOTINE THE DEMOCRATIC OLD GUARD

Nike pitchman and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently objected to the company’s release of a special Fourth of July sneaker emblazoned with a 13-star Betsy Ross flag. The terrified Nike immediately pulled the shoe off the market.

The New York Times opinion team issued a Fourth of July video about “the myth of America as the greatest nation on earth.” The Times’ journalists conceded that the United States is “just OK.”

During a recent speech to students at a Minnesota high school, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) offered a scathing appraisal of her adopted country, which she depicted as a disappointment whose racism and inequality did not meet her expectations as an idealistic refugee. Omar’s family had fled worn-torn Somalia and spent four-years in a Kenyan refugee camp before reaching Minnesota, where Omar received a subsidized education and ended up a congresswoman.

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team won the World Cup earlier this month. Team stalwart Megan Rapinoe refused to put her hand over heart during the playing of the national anthem, boasted that she would never visit the “f---ing White House” and, with others, nonchalantly let the American flag fall to the ground during the victory celebration.

The city council in St. Louis Park, a suburb of Minneapolis, voted to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before its meeting on the rationale that it wished not to offend a “diverse community.”

The list of these public pushbacks at traditional American patriotic customs and rituals could be multiplied. They follow the recent frequent toppling of statues of 19th-century American figures, many of them from the South, and the renaming of streets and buildings to blot out mention of famous men and women from the past now deemed illiberal enemies of the people.

Such theater is the street version of what candidates in the Democratic presidential primary have been saying for months. They want to disband border enforcement, issue blanket amnesties, demand reparations for descendants of slaves, issue formal apologies to groups perceived to be the subjects of discrimination, and rail against American unfairness, inequality, and a racist and sexist past.

In their radical progressive view — shared by billionaires from Silicon Valley, recent immigrants and the new Democratic Party — America was flawed, perhaps fatally, at its origins. Things have not gotten much better in the country’s subsequent 243 years, nor will they get any better — at least not until America as we know it is dismantled and replaced by a new nation predicated on race, class and gender identity-politics agendas.

In this view, an “OK” America is no better than other countries. As Barack Obama once bluntly put it, America is only exceptional in relative terms, given that citizens of Greece and the United Kingdom believe their own countries are just as exceptional. In other words, there is no absolute standard to judge a nation’s excellence.

About half the country disagrees. It insists that America’s sins, past and present, are those of mankind. But only in America were human failings constantly critiqued and addressed.

America does not have be perfect to be good. As the world’s wealthiest democracy, it certainly has given people from all over the world greater security and affluence than any other nation in history — with the largest economy, largest military, greatest energy production and most top-ranked universities in the world.

America alone kept the postwar peace and still preserves free and safe global communications, travel and commerce.

The traditionalists see American history as a unique effort to overcome human weakness, bias and sin. That effort is unmatched by other cultures and nations, and explains why millions of foreign nationals swarm into the United States, both legally and illegally.

These arguments over our past are really over the present — and especially the future.

If progressives and socialists can at last convince the American public that their country was always hopelessly flawed, they can gain power to remake it based on their own interests. These elites see Americans not as unique individuals but as race, class and gender collectives, with shared grievances from the past that must be paid out in the present and the future.

We’ve seen something like this fight before, in 1861 — and it didn’t end well.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/vict...ssives-tell-us
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:52   #355
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From her previous Al-Jazeera interview:
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“I would say our country should be more fearful of white men across our country because they are actually causing most of the deaths within this country,” she replied.
(Maybe as long as you toss Chicago, Baltimore & a couple others out of the statistical mix.)

Commies/Fascists (aka "left" "progressive" Socalists) will usually tell you what they fear; bank on that being what they are actually trying to achieve.
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Old 07-25-2019, 10:54   #356
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From her previous Al-Jazeera interview:
(Maybe as long as you toss Chicago, Baltimore & a couple others out of the statistical mix.)

Commies/Fascists (aka "left" "progressive" Socalists) will usually tell you what they fear; bank on that being what they are actually trying to achieve.
She forgot to point out they are “ALL” Democrats, or would likely vote Democrat if when they become eligible.
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Old 07-25-2019, 12:41   #357
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From her previous Al-Jazeera interview:
(Maybe as long as you toss Chicago, Baltimore & a couple others out of the statistical mix.)

Commies/Fascists (aka "left" "progressive" Socalists) will usually tell you what they fear; bank on that being what they are actually trying to achieve.
Keep shining the light on these anti-American radicals.
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Old 08-06-2019, 15:25   #358
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Keep shining the light on these anti-American radicals.
The 22 contenders for the Democratic Presidential nomination / The DNC, Progressive Members in Congress Democrat and Republican, Current leadership at the 3 letter agencies, The State Department, DOD, The Courts, All Educational Institutions and society in general. The CANCER KEEPS SPREADING.
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:06   #359
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In some cases the the radicalization starts at home...
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:10   #360
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For professional development

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This is a true today as it was when written.
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