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HIT & RUN BLOG Trump Announces Plans for a 'Space Force.' Seriously
Post Date: 2018-06-19 05:41:04 by Deckard
President Donald Trump says he supports the idea of creating a Space Force as a co-equal branch of the military in order to project U.S. dominance beyond the reaches of Earth's gravity. "When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space," Trump said at a Monday meeting of his National Space Council. "I'm hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces." The idea of a Space Force admittedly sounds pretty badass. However, it is also likely unnecessary, unwise, ...
How Trump's Republican Party Went Soft on Communism
Post Date: 2018-06-18 09:36:31 by Deckard
Its the most astonishing reversal in modern American political history.If you had told Ronald Reagan in 1988 that in 30 years, the president of the United States would be chummy with communist dictators in China and North Korea, eager to please a brutal Kremlin autocrat, and indifferent to the needs of our military allies, he might have said: That's what you get for electing a Democrat. Today's Republicans make up a party he wouldn't recognize. For decades, the Russians and Chinese dispatched spies and enlisted American sympathizers to try to harm the United States and tilt its policies in their favor. Under Donald Trump, they don't have to. They have a friend in the ...
Trump Says Comey 'Totally Protected Hillary' but Was Fired for Actions That Hurt Her
Post Date: 2018-06-17 11:13:05 by Deckard
The president reverts to his original, highly implausible excuse for dismissing the FBI director.Donald Trump says his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey is vindicated by the report that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz released yesterday. "The IG Report is a total disaster for Comey, his minions and sadly, the FBI," the president tweeted this morning. "Comey will now officially go down as the worst leader, by far, in the history of the FBI. I did a great service to the people in firing him." Since Horowitz's report criticizes Comey, Trump's claim is superficially plausible. But Horowitz's conclusions about the FBI's ...
Trump Only Notices Mass Surveillance When He is the Victim
Post Date: 2018-06-15 14:47:45 by Deckard
From Donald Trumps perspective, the intelligence operation directed against his presidential campaign is one of the biggest political scandals in U.S. history. The Donald doesnt like to read. He prefers his information in small digestible chunks, delivered verbally by aides, who are increasingly neocon in orientation. Fox News is his primary source of political information. Clapper has now admitted that there was Spying in my campaign. Large dollars were paid to the Spy, far beyond normal. Starting to look like one of the biggest political scandals in U.S. history. SPYGATE a terrible thing! Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 24, 2018 ...
Obama’s Dirty Political Tricks. It’s an America Tradition
Post Date: 2018-06-15 14:46:57 by Deckard
Its amusing in a cynical sort of way that everybodywell, at least Trump supporters and his loyal MAGA crowdare outraged by Obamas spies in the Trump campaign and revelations of the administrations dirty tricks, including a sting of Trump aides by the Department of Justice and the FBI. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said new information begs the questions: Who were the informants working for, who were they reporting to and why has the [Department of Justice] and FBI gone to such great lengths to hide these contacts? Imagine, a foreign governmentthe United Kingdomcolluding with the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign to ...
Bill Clinton: Norms have really changed in terms of what you can do to somebody against their will
Post Date: 2018-06-11 20:30:47 by Tooconservative
You think Im exaggerating what he actually said in the headline but Im not. Direct quote, bro. The inspiration for this sentiment is Al Franken, one of the most minor celebrity offenders of the #MeToo era. What Clinton has in mind when he mentions doing things to women against their will is, presumably, what Franken was accused of a butt-squeeze here, a too-friendly friendly kiss there, the sort of Mad Men behavior that might have been seen as a bit fresh in the workplace in years past but certainly not something thatd cost you a job or a U.S. Senate seat. Norms have changed, its true. And if its alarming to hear it described in ...
Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore for Trump-Kim summit (Ambassador of Goodwill)
Post Date: 2018-06-07 16:01:13 by hondo68
Kim Jon-Un, Dennis RodmanEPA NBA star turned Kim Jong Un soulmate Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore during President Trumps summit with the North Korean dictator next week, The Post has learned. The Worm will arrive in the country a day before the June 12 sitdown and sources said he could even play some sort of role in the negotiations. No matter what you might think about his presence. One things for sure the ratings will be huge, a source said. A lot of times in situations that involve complex diplomacy countries like to identify ambassadors of goodwill and whether you agree with it or not Dennis Rodman fits the bill. The zany, ...
Matt Rosendale Wins MT Senate GOP Primary [Rosendale defeats Fagg]
Post Date: 2018-06-06 09:55:38 by Tooconservative
HELENA, MontanaRancher and state auditor Matt Rosendale won the Montana Senate Republican primary on Tuesday, telling Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) is not a moderate Democrat, he is part of the swamp. The Montana primary featured a competitive race between Rosendale and former judge Russell Fagg. Fagg had an early lead in the polls thanks to strong support in Yellowstone county and surrounding counties, while Rosendale had support from counties all over the state of Montana. At 12:04 a.m. ET Wednesday, Rosendale took the lead over Fagg in the polls, leading to cheers and applause from the Rosendale headquarters. The Montana ...
McConnell to Senate: Cancel your August vacation/campaign plans
Post Date: 2018-06-05 19:55:33 by Tooconservative
U.S. Senators will not be getting to spend a few weeks of August either on the campaign trail or on summer vacation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today he was canceling the August recess, putting the onus on Democrats.See Also: Shocker: McDonalds will have self-order kiosks in all stores by 2020Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the presidents nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled. Senators should expect to remain in session in August to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on the presidents ...
The Madness of Lindsey Graham
Post Date: 2018-05-28 12:47:13 by Deckard
For some mysterious reason, Lindsey Graham is taken seriously when he talks about foreign policy, and yet everything he has to say about these issues is either nonsense or maniacal. Here he is rambling about why the U.S. should be willing to attack North Korea despite the massive loss of life that would follow: Well, you know, so lets understand what were saying here. Were saying that as a last resort, well use military force to destroy the regimes nuclear program, which basically means destroying the regime. Now yes, that will be, that will be difficult. It will be devastating to the region. But 20 years from now, if they keep building nuclear weapons and ...
John McCain Going Out The Way He Lived: As An A-Hole!
Post Date: 2018-05-07 22:27:36 by Tooconservative
Let me begin by saying I pray that John McCain has a miraculous recovery and returns to full health. But seems as if the eighty-one-year-old senator is nearing the end. Last weekend he asked his son-in-law Ben Domenech to take care of his daughter Meghan and there has been a string of people such as Joe Biden and Joe Lieberman to say goodbye. While most people near death tend to make their apologies, or a the very least become nice, still the curmudgeon as he nears the end John McCain is exhibiting the same nastiness toward fellow Republicans that made him so unpopular with the GOP the last two decades of his life. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have been ...
Jeff Sessions and His Enemies
Post Date: 2018-04-13 11:26:34 by Willie Green
A rare left-right agreement in Washington: disliking the attorney general. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has critics, detractors, rivals, backbiters, and saboteursa real enemies list. Lets see whos on the list: the presidents son-in-law Jared Kushner, Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, conservative funders Charles and David Koch, Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan of the House Freedom Caucus. And thats just some of the prominent Republicans and conservatives. Here are others: Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, Senator Pat Leahy of Vermont, Governor Jerry Brown and Senator Kamala Harris of California, Representative Luis ...
"Coffee Coffee Coffee!!? (R)emember when...
Post Date: 2018-04-07 09:30:11 by VxH
... people understood the difference between the (R) in the former USA, and the one in the USSR - where the wife of the current POTUS was raised by a card carrying member of the Soviet Communist Party?
New social network Gab.ai preaches freedom of expression for internet users [pro-Trump]
Post Date: 2018-04-01 14:13:32 by Tooconservative
If the First Amendment is your thing, theres a new space on the internet just for you. Gab.ai, which only launched under a month ago, has caught the attention of thousands of right-leaning users, with 12,000 registered and 42,000 waitlisted for the site, which promises almost total freedom of speech to its users. Founded by Andrew Torba, an open Trump supporter, the site follows the coattails of Facebook and Twitters recent battles with user censorship, including perhaps most notably, Twitters banishment of controversial conservative Internet personality Milo Yiannopoulos for his harassment campaign against actor Leslie Jones. Torba sees the alternative to sites like ...
Rand Paul, king of Senate drama, is at it again
Post Date: 2018-03-22 17:58:53 by Gatlin
The Kentucky senator has yet to decide whether to really get on fellow senators nerves by delaying a massive spending bill. Rand Paul is keeping everyone in suspense yet again. The junior senator from Kentucky is refusing to rule out forcing another brief government shutdown over his protests of the $1.3 trillion spending bill, which he has called budget-busting and a return to Obama spending and trillion-dollar deficits. Fellow senators are trying desperately to persuade him to let the Senate vote on the spending bill Thursday and avoid unnecessarily keeping them in town on Friday and into the weekend. Paul was noncommittal on Thursday as he walked into a ...
Wisconsin GOP Senator Scott Fitzgerald Protects Perverts
Post Date: 2018-03-21 09:09:46 by Willie Green
WISCONSIN - Many people are appalled that Wisconsin Senate president Scott Fitzgerald denied the state senate a vote on a bill that would upgrade animal sexual abuse from a misdemeanor to a felony."It's a shame," Joe Lambert, a horse owner in Denmark, said. Senator Fitzgerald said he didn't want to vote on the bill because he didn't want the media to bring attention to it once the session ended."The senator didn't want this to happen he was afraid the press was going to talk about sexual abuse to animals," Joe Lambert said. "I think it's something that needs to be discussed."The bill was proposed by Representative Andre Jacque ...
Arizona's Flake, in New Hampshire, mulls 2020 challenge to Trump
Post Date: 2018-03-16 22:41:37 by hondo68
Retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, an inveterate critic of President Donald Trump, charged in a Thursday speech to the National Press Club that his fellow Republicans might not deserve to lead because of their blind loyalty to the president.The Arizonan also said he could wage a 2020 GOP primary challenge against Trump. "It's not in my plan to run for president, but I am not ruling it out. Somebody needs to stand up for traditional Republicanism," Flake said. "Somebody needs to raise that, for nothing else than to give people hope that that decent party will be back. We'll get through this." "It's not in my plan to run for president, but I ...
Rick Saccone’s Pennsylvania blunder was very expensive for Republicans
Post Date: 2018-03-14 15:22:35 by Willie Green
Republican groups essentially lit more than $7 million on fire in Pennsylvania. In a race thats still undecided, GOP candidate Rick Saccone fell short in the Pennsylvania House special election, in a district that President Donald Trump won by 20 points.Saccone, a state legislator who called himself Trump before Trump was Trump, is behind Democrat Conor Lamb, a 33-year-old attorney and former Marine, in a special election to replace former Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned last year after reports revealed he had asked a woman he was having an affair with to have an abortion. Lamb has declared victory, but Saccone has yet to concede.Regardless of outcome, after an ...
Nick Freitas: The Most Interesting Liberty Republican You've Never Heard Of
Post Date: 2018-03-07 16:07:31 by hondo68
Published on Jan 30, 2018 Matt Kibbe sits down with Nick Freitas, who's running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, to talk about liberty and the Constitution. Poster Comment: Nick Freitas, a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates WATCH: A Star Is Born! Speech On Guns By VA Lawmaker Causes Democrat Walk-Out, Goes Viral Emotionally shaken
Trump, Slayer of Pushers
Post Date: 2018-03-07 10:49:06 by Deckard
If drug dealers have blood on their hands, so do drug warriors.The president wants to kill drug dealers, which he thinks would be a legal, moral, and effective way to prevent opioid-related deaths. He is wrong on all three counts. "Some countries have a very, very tough penaltythe ultimate penaltyand by the way, they have much less of a drug problem than we do," Donald Trump said during a White House summit on opioid abuse last Thursday. The remark was consistent with reports of private conversations in which Trump has said drug dealers deserve the death penalty. Federal law already authorizes execution for certain drug traffickers. Offenders subject to "the ...
Trump the 'Big Second Amendment Person' Becomes 'Trump the Gun Grabber'
Post Date: 2018-03-02 05:43:12 by Deckard
Trump's embrace of gun control is consistent with his views before he ran for president.Donald Trump's embrace of gun control during a meeting with members of Congress yesterday was startling to anyone who took seriously his pose as a staunch defender of the Second Amendment during his presidential campaign. But it looks more like a reversion to his actual opinions if you take a longer view. Yesterday Trump assured legislators that he will soon impose an administrative ban on bump stocks and said he supported legislation aimed at encouraging the sharing of information with the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), which is used to clear people who buy ...
The GOP Is Serious About Impeaching P.A. Judges for Reversing Their Gerrymander
Post Date: 2018-02-22 21:05:54 by Gatlin
When a Pennsylvania Republican legislator responded to the invalidation by his states Supreme Court of the congressional map he and his colleagues had fashioned by introducing articles of impeachment of the five justices involved, nobody was terribly surprised, even though Cris Dushs argument that the court was defying the sovereignty of God was a bit exotic. And when Republican U.S. representative Ryan Costello joined the impeachment parade, that, too was predictable: The new congressional map made his relatively safe district highly competitive. Of course hed respond to this existential threat to his career with every weapon imaginable. But now the impeachment talk ...
Trump's loyalty to the NRA diminishes hopes for stronger gun control
Post Date: 2018-02-22 20:54:07 by Gatlin
When it comes to new gun restrictions in 21st century America, the smart bet is: not happening. President Donald Trump on Thursday dangled the possibility of change. He reserved his greatest enthusiasm for supplying selected teachers with guns in hopes they could stop school shootings faster than police. But Trump also tweeted that he'll be "strongly pushing" Congress for tougher gun purchase background checks and a higher legal age for buying rifles. Yet no one should count on the president facing down the National Rifle Association, which opposes the latter two steps. Throughout his tumultuous administration, Trump has consistently demonstrated unwillingness to ...
Ted Cruz embraces Trump ahead of re-election
Post Date: 2018-02-22 20:47:48 by Gatlin
Washington (CNN)Up for a second Senate term in Texas this year, "Lyin' Ted" Cruz, as President Donald Trump nicknamed him, is suddenly Trump's biggest fan. Faced with a potentially tough re-election battle against Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, Cruz has used recent public appearances -- including a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday -- to embrace Trump, stake out hard-line positions in debates over gun control and immigration, and antagonize Democrats. On Thursday, he even invoked "The Simpsons." "The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson," Cruz said of the know-it-all character. "And Republicans are ...
Trump says he's thinking about pulling ICE from California
Post Date: 2018-02-22 20:38:11 by Gatlin
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump declared on Thursday he was considering withdrawing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from California as punishment for what he claimed was a "lousy management job" in patrolling illegal immigration. "You know what, I'm thinking about doing it," Trump said at a roundtable with state and local officials to address ideas to stop gun violence in the wake of the Parkland school massacre. His comments came after he decried the state of law enforcement in the Golden State. "We're getting no help from the state of California. Frankly, if I pulled our people from California, you would have a crime nest like ...
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