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  • re: Trump signing omnibus bill -- is this correct/accurate?

    03/23/2018 3:25:37 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 13 replies
    self | NewJerseyJoe
    Hello all. I saw this (below) on the intertubes ... can any of you masters of DC intrigue tell us whether or not this is accurate? I am pasting it exactly as I found it. ============= It’s not an official ‘Federal Budget’. It’s an Omnibus bill…not a Budget…He outsmarted them again…Congress basically screwed themselves by not passing a Budget… Per the Constitution…the President must adhere to a Budget set forth by Congress and direct the expenditures as provided therein. This is another one of those big Porkulus Bills, like they gave Obama for 8 years. This is not a Budget.....
  • By standing up to China, President Trump Protecting America Technology Against Piracy

    03/23/2018 2:51:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/23/18 | Judi McLeod
    Trump's global trade war with China is one that aims to achieve something no other president has attempted: the protection of American technology against pirating by China The world’s second-largest economy has responded to President Donald Trump’s controversial trade tariffs, according to this morning’s blaring news headlines. “China’s commerce ministry proposed a list of 128 U.S. products as potential retaliation targets, according to a statement on its website posted Friday morning.” (CNBC, March 22, 2018) Notice the words used to describe China: “The world’s second-largest economy”.
  • Trump Signing the Omnibus Bill a Snake Bite in the Butt

    03/23/2018 2:47:36 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/18 | Judi McLeod
    You owe it to your country, Sir, to pick them up, dust them off, and ready them for the coming new battle. Unfortunately, Round 2 has already slipped away from ‘Making America Great Again’ to ‘Saving America Again’ It was, as a caller told Rush Limbaugh today, a snake bite in the butt, President Trump. Your suddenly changing course and signing the outrageous Omnibus Bill, that is. Up to now, you’ve done a good job remaining loyal to the things you promised some 63 million people who voted for you. Now many of them will say you are a politician...
  • The New Boss is Just the Same as the Old Boss? Trump Signs Monster Spending Bill

    03/23/2018 12:37:09 PM PDT · by davikkm · 186 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Pelosi and Schumer declared victory on Friday following President Trump’s fake veto, i.e. after The Donald signed a monster spending bill which blows the budget into oblivion. However, Trump promised  this will never happen again after signing the 1.3 trillion dollars omnibus spending bill that was passed by the Republican dominated Congress. The omnibus bill does not address the border wall nor immigration issues. Trump complained that the Congress “created a series of documents that nobody was able to read”, hinting at the 2000+ pages of documents passed by the legislature, with lawmakers having less than 36 hours to read...
  • So We Lost a Battle Vanity

    03/23/2018 11:27:02 AM PDT · by waterhill · 119 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    This is just a battle lost, not the war. Its gonna be ok. I am embarrassed for and of some of you FReepers. Rub some dirt on it and walk it off, go to the range, drink it off, cry in your pillows, whatever... Quit whining. Quit acting like snowflakes. Or just opus-out and don't come back. Posers. (Rant off)
  • Enjoy your impeachment (vanity)

    03/23/2018 10:38:52 AM PDT · by dsrtsage · 137 replies
    We need a new word to describe extreme disappointment
  • Vegas Mole Hunted by Rogue FBI Brass; Death Threats Made to True Pundit over Mandalay Bay trunc

    03/23/2018 10:18:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 3/23/2018 | ADMIN
    The rogue faction of the FBI — leftover disciples of the Andrew McCabe-school of federal law enforcement — have waged a manhunt to find FBI personnel who are leaking REAL details about the Mandalay Bay massacre to independent news media. You might think the FBI would spend its time running down leads to pinpoint the details of the Las Vegas shooting spree that claimed the lives of 58 people and injured 500 more. Not so. But it is imperative to understand the two FBIs at play in Las Vegas right now, One faction comprises the rank-and-file FBI who are working...
  • The grand political espionage plot against Trump

    03/23/2018 10:04:16 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-23-18 | DrJohn
    There are two parts to the anti-Trump conspiracy. The first was to stop him from being elected. The second ongoing part is to take him down. The day before yesterday it was reported that Andrew McCabe, at the request of two democrat Senators, opened a criminal investigation into Jeff Sessions in 2017. Nearly a year before Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired senior FBI official Andrew McCabe for what Sessions called a "lack of candor," McCabe oversaw a federal criminal investigation into whether Sessions lacked candor when testifying before Congress about contacts with Russian operatives, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News....
  • Scott Adams Calls Out Anderson Cooper Over Karen McDougal Interview

    03/23/2018 10:01:41 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 19 replies
    Periscope (Twitter) ^ | March 23, 2018 | Scott Adams
    Scott Adams LIT UP Anderson Cooper today in his AM Periscope. "Anderson Cooper is a piece of sh*t" @ScottAdamsSays calls out #AndersonCooperIsSh*t from 9:35 to 18:30 in this Periscope. It's awesome. Adams: "If you victimize a woman in public for profit & political gain, what does that make you? It makes you a piece of sh*t."
  • Okay Ryan this is your chance to show your true Uniparty colors

    03/23/2018 8:22:41 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 7 replies
    vanity | March 23, 2018 | Kevin Collins
    The spending bill is an ugly attack on our freedoms. The Republican House and Republican Senate have stabbed us in the back. The Republicans in the Senate have gleefully joined the House in trampling our rights to freedom. Our only hope for keeping our freedom now is a VETO from President Trump. To override his VETO each Chamber of Congress would have to vote 2/3s in the affirmative. This is a tall order and we can make even harder. The Senate surprised many of us. It didn't blink. It passed the monstrosity but with a 65/35 vote. That's one short...
  • #FLOTUSFriday

    03/23/2018 7:16:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3.23.18 | MOTUS
    POTUS: The Senate finally passed a spending bill.FLOTUS: That’s nice Dear, how much was it?POTUS: $1.3 trillion….whoops! Careful! FLOTUS: Thanks, I’m good. But $1.3 trillion? That seems extraordinary for a Republican Senate.POTUS: Almost all the Democrats voted for it. FLOTUS: I smell a lot of pork flying around.POTUS:  As God is my witness, I did not think pigs could fly. FLOTUS: Remind me again, why are we here? UPDATE:  h/t Claire Garcia: Our VSGPDT does so enjoy playing these suckers at their own game.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • 2 separate terror incidents in France; 2 dead, about a dozen wounded

    03/23/2018 6:46:02 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    French counterterrorism prosecutors are taking charge of an investigation into the shooting of a police officer in southern France and a hostage-taking incident at a supermarket in a neighboring town. The Paris prosecutor’s office said counterterrorism investigators are taking over the probe into the ongoing hostage-taking incident Friday in the town of Trebes, but did not provide details. The assailant reportedly claimed connections to the Islamic State terror group. .....
  • 22 Shorty or a Knife for Self-Defense

    03/23/2018 5:57:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 58 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/23/2018 | J Hines
    The .22 Short was developed back in 1857 for Smith & Wesson revolver. Created for the metallic cartridge with a 29-30 grain bullet, pushed by 4 grains of black powder. This was mainly developed for self-defense, nowadays this cartridge has little penetration and knockdown power. So how low in caliber should one go before your personal defense firearm is too light? Youtuber mark3smle did some ballistic gelatin test with this .22 Short. Overall the .22 penetrated 4 inches through a pair of pants into the gelatin. mark3smle goes onto comparing a knife penetration could do the job as well. Theres...
  • BUSH 41': Overseeing The Soviet Nuke Takedown

    03/23/2018 5:52:31 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 6 replies
    OK-He lasted one term and blew it in 92'. Where would those nukes be if Obama or BJ were in charge? The deep state conservatives would have covered for them. As I see it no one notices when the government does it's job and nothing really bad happens. Preventing potential catastrophe is unappreciated and requires vigilance. Peoples memories are too short.
  • Will John Bolton Fix the Leaky Valve at the NSC?

    03/23/2018 5:08:18 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 14 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Man, another slow news day – having a hard time finding anything to write about. Lessee here… Down goes McMaster! Down goes McMaster! Down goes McMaster! – General H.R. McMaster, who has run the leaky valve we call the National Security Council (NSC) for the past 13 months, was finally, at long last given his walking papers on Thursday. The move comes after the latest in a long series of major, embarrassing leaks that most likely came from either the General or his staff earlier this week. That leak came when the...
  • How deep the Deep State?

    03/22/2018 10:43:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Cold Fury 'blog ^ | Friday, March 23, 2018 | Mike Hendrix
    In short: The Deep State media game afoot here is to protect the Deep State buddies by slow-rolling out the news that affects them negatively -- and if possible keeping that news from the public and Congress. But any news that can help sabotage the President? That is to be leaked ASAP. The Deep State web is vast, intricate, cohesive, and until recently very well concealed. It encompasses far more than just the federal government itself, and is by no means geographically limited to the DC environs. That all begins to sound like just another nutty conspiracy theory at that...

    03/22/2018 8:53:09 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 66 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 3-22-2018 | Stephen Green
    Jesse Kelly® Verified account @JesseKellyDC This is the first time I've thought the GOP will lose the House in the midterms. If Trump signs this #omnibus bill, we're through. I suspect Trump does not realize how many people have tolerated his antics solely because he was doing conservative things. He's about to find out. 10:33 AM - 22 Mar 2018 402 Retweets 974 Likes I get the feeling that Washington believes the current unrest is just another Tea Party they can ignore, ridicule, co-opt, or shut down.
  • Citi Announces Our U.S. Commercial Firearms Policy (How to Gut the 2nd Amendment)

    03/22/2018 3:21:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 31 replies
    The Citi Blog ^ | 3/22/2018 | Ed Skyler, Executive Vice President, Global Public Affairs, Citi
    For too many years, in too many places, our country has seen acts of gun violence that have resulted in heartbreaking losses. We are all too familiar with them and there is no need to recount them here. Over the same amount of time, we have waited for our grief to turn into action and see our nation adopt common-sense measures that would help prevent firearms from getting into the wrong hands. That action has sadly never come and as the weeks pass after the most recent mass shooting, it appears we are stuck in the same cycle of tragedy...
  • Internet Insecurity

    03/22/2018 3:19:29 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/18 | Linda Goudsmit
    A free America demands an open Internet, a secure Internet, an Internet free of political censorship How did we get along before the Internet? Young people today cannot imagine living in a world without electronic devices - a time before fast-paced computers, laptops, and smart phones provided instant connectivity. Their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents cannot imagine living in a world without automobiles, airplanes, and television - a time of slow-paced letter writing, waiting, and sailing boats. People live in the cultural, physical, and political historical context of their lives. Russian-American philosopher and writer Ayn Rand (1905-1982) sailed the month-long journey...
  • Putin's aggressive policies cost Russia 180,000 new births in 2017 alone

    03/22/2018 12:54:12 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 22 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | Mar 2018 | Andrey Illarionov
    Russia has had to pay a demographic price for Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine and Syria amounting to 180,000 children who would have been born save for Kremlin policies. According to Rosstat, Russian mothers gave birth to 203,000 babies fewer in 2017 than they had the year before, a decline of 10.7 percent. This year, they are on pace to give birth to 360,000 fewer than in 2017, a decline that matches those in the first post-Soviet years. Given that marriages did not decline in number but in fact rose last year, one has to ask: What has happened with...