The Health Insurance Debate

OcareOnce again we find ourselves in a debate on health insurance coverage.  My position is simple.  The Federal government has no business interfering in these matters.  But the Democrats think differently and we have Obamacare, which is failing miserably to live up to the promises espoused by the Liberal media and the Democrats.  Basically, if the government touched it, it’s failure was inevitable.  It will be interesting to watch this fiasco unfold.  Let the debate continue.

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  1. gmanfortruth says:

    😎

  2. gmanfortruth says:
    • Now replace this with a Trump clown and see what happens? Oh wait it has already happened, they shot the clown.

      • Tisk, tisk T-Ray, you got it twisted. Snoop was just trying to show how absurd things have gotten. I mean, it was a toy gun, yo! He was not advocating shooting Trump. :::Snoop tokes on his joint:::

  3. gmanfortruth says:

    “Nearly 15 years ago, I informed my skeptical father that I was pursuing a job with the Central Intelligence Agency,” Price said. He added that he intended to pursue a career there. “That changed when I formally resigned last week. Despite working proudly for Republican and Democratic presidents, I reluctantly concluded that I cannot in good faith serve this administration as an intelligence professional.”

    The allegations were picked up by many other media organs. “Veteran CIA Analyst Quits Agency Over Trump’s Intel Moves, Criticism,” was an NBC headline. “CIA analyst quits over Trump disregard for intelligence,” was the MSNBC headline. Mediaite ran with, “Former National Security Council Spox Writes Op-Ed to Explain How Trump Led Him to Quit CIA.” Real Clear Politics proclaimed, “Former CIA Analyst Edward Price: I Left the CIA Because Of Trump.”

    But his alleged bipartisan credentials were a lie. This “professional” had been acting in an unprofessional manner.

    The Post was forced to add a clarification which said, “This column should have included a disclosure of donations made by author Edward Price in support of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. In August, Price gave a total of $5,000 to the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party.”
    http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21826?omhide=true

    • gmanfortruth says:

      Three separate intelligence sources believe that former President Obama veered ‘outside the chain of command’ and employed British surveillance agents to conduct surveillance on Donald Trump’s team prior to the election, according to a legal analyst.

      Judge Andrew Napolitano revealed on ‘Fox & Friends’ this morning that the sources spilled the details to him as the controversial case continues to dominate headlines.

      “Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command,” Napolitano said. “He didn’t use the NSA, he didn’t use the CIA, he didn’t use the FBI, and he didn’t use the Department of Justice.”

      “He used GCHQ.” Napolitano explained.

      “What the heck is GCHQ? That’s the initials for the British spying agency. They have 24/7 access to the NSA database.” The Judge explained.

      Napolitano noted that this was done to secure plausible deniability. In other words, even if the Obama administration did spy on Trump, there may never be a way to prove it.

      “So by simply having two people go to them saying, ‘President Obama needs transcripts of conversations involving candidate Trump, conversations involving president-elect Trump,’ he’s able to get it, and there’s no American fingerprints on this. ”Napolitano added.

      Napolitano also noted that the sources have informed him that the individual who personally ordered the surveillance, who remains unnamed “[r]esigned three days after Trump was inaugurated.”

      The case continues to evolve after the Justice Department requested additional time Monday to gather and present evidence of the alleged surveillance to the House Intelligence Committee. It was granted until March 20th to comply with committee’s request to stump up evidence.

  4. I support making all healthcare expenses tax deductible except for elective cosmetic and sex change surgery. Cosmetic is OK if it is reconstructive surgery following some sort of disfiguring incident or birth defect. I also think that HSA accounts should be independent of one’s purchase of health insurance. In fact I think they are a great way for young indestructibles to save for future needs instead of buying insurance. If the powers that be insist on a penalty for insurance, why can’t the money go into your personal HSA account instead of the government’s coffers or to an insurance company.

    Get rid of all mandates including what insurance companies must offer. Add teeth to requirements that insurance companies live up to their contracts. Managers that cheat customers should go to jail.

    Fix the tort process. Losers should pay the legal fees of the opponent. This will stop frivolous suites but allow serious ones to proceed.

  5. gmanfortruth says:

    Food for thought.

    The Republican plan using 3 steps to achieve the full repeal of Obamacare is interesting, because my feeling is that this is designed to fail. The Swamp Elephants know that OCare is going to fail, so they will put out these series of Bills that the Swamp donkeys will fight back against and probably win. The end result is that Ocare fails, the Swamp Elephants can blame the Swamp Donkeys. This is the lead up to the 2018 Mid-Term elections. The Swamp Donkeys will lose more seats and become irrelevant for the next 6 years plus.

    While this is just speculation that may not actually occur, I see the political elite playing their usual games to get re-elected. The Swamp Donkeys are losing big time. They no longer control the narrative, people can see through their constant lies and the media hasn’t helped them at all by putting out fake news all the time. Credibility is lost even further when Pelosi demands to see the Healthcare bill when everyone knows her famous “we have to pass it to see whats in it” comment.

    I also think Trump will succeed. His work ethic and understanding of deal making and business is just what this country needed. If only we had more like him in the Swamp.

  6. The colonel,
    I side with states rights on almost every issue, including this one, but remember gay marriage? The conservative states all rushed to pass marriage laws in response to the left. I see this going the same way. The left just loves a good cause. They don’t have religious observation to make themselves feel righteous, so they need moral outrage to assuage their guilt. It just seems to me that this is feeding the monster.
    These people have been around since Thag the caveman tried to put a flower behind his ear and got clubbed for it. They didn’t suddenly appear. Why do we suddenly need laws to deal with them? (Disclaimer- I don’t believe in clubbing people who are confused about their gender.)

    • You are correct but I do not think that ignoring the issue is the way to go…..

      I like to think of it as….”something” got trump elected. What was it? “Something” woke the sleeping voters up…..I wonder if it is a beginning that we do not like and are seeing through the rhetoric.

      But a question for you. If we ignore (“insert issue here”) are we also ignoring the problem..if there is a problem. If I were a private business and I do not want to have ( transegender anything) in my place of business…what are my options should my rules be ignored? Can’t shoot em….if I do not have the force of law behind me, what are my options? Ignore them and just accept it? If I do that….whose rights have been ignored?

      • Consider this: when asking yourself about “transgender anything” or “gay anything,” simply replace the word with “black” and see if it sounds appropriate.

        “What if I don’t want black people in my place of business?” And the answer: “tough shit.”

        • gmanfortruth says:
        • Not even the same, sir, not even the same. Gender and race are as far apart as Trump and Bernie Sanders……..No one cares down here about race..have not since the 1800’s….we just dont care what color you are…….but we do care about gender and none of us buy the trans gender line of crap. Boys go to the boys place and girls go to the girls place….and, by the way, it is not the men pushing this bill….the women are very outspoken about it and do not want mixed sexes in the bathrooms and locker rooms….If you want to do that in New York, go for it….your privilege but you are not going to find transgender facilities down here and if that makes us gender-phobic…..so be it. It passed the Senate yesterday…..but it has a house fight ahead.

        • Call me weird, but I think people shouldn’t have to employ or do business with anyone they don’t want to, for any reason they may have.

  7. Just A Citizen says:

    Thought

    If bullying and making fun of people is so awful we have to have special programs to eliminate it, why do the all left wing Saturday Night Live and other left wing comics get to make fun of people they don’t like………. for money?

    Maybe all this anti bullying rhetoric is really about keeping competition low for the Comic trade.

    • Come on, you should know that it’s ok to bully people, even children, for their incorrect political beliefs. How else will they learn to not think for themselves?

  8. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    “snowpocolypse” Do the weather channels have a code/name generator for each storm now? This is/was a standard run of the mill nor-easter

    • gmanfortruth says:

      Yes, a nice late season snow storm. It’s not uncommon. I’ll get 6-8 inches. This should be winters last hoorah. I’m expecting a warm Spring and a hot Summer.

  9. gmanfortruth says:

    As much as I read the different political leaning websites, including the comment sections, the more I have realized that both sides seem to view the other side nearly the same. Although I think there are clear differences in how issues are dealt with, the mental makeup observations are very close along the broad spectrum of opinions. If we were to exclude the far Left and far Right, we would all likely find that we are not that much different, politically. I think our differences would be more aligned with economics, which guides political views. I don’t view anyone here as FAR Left or Right.

    With that said, if you had to put in writing your view of the mental makeup of a Liberal and conservative, how would you word it? I would put the Left and Right into two categories each, far left/right and center/left center/right. I bet we would see things in a similar way.

    • Is there anything anyone in the Democratic Party would ever agree with if proposed by a Republican? As Trump said tonight, no matter what concessions are made they will oppose. The “moderates” McCain, and Romney were loved until they ran against Obama. Ditto for Dick Nixon. he opened doors to China, Created a slew of new left wing agencies like the EPA did “glasnost” with the Soviet Union, pulled out from Viet-nam, gave 18 year old’s the vote, Created title IX for women and supported the ERA. A fine record for a democrat president yet they hated him and acknowledge none of the above..

      While Republicans are becoming like this in many ways, it is mostly a reaction to the democrat intransigence. I mean, literally, just how many times can they kick your teeth out without you retaliating?

  10. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    Would somebody please tell me why it is in Assad’s best interests to bomb 70% of the springs that deliver water to Damascus? Plus if he did so, leave evidence so the UN can claim that he has committed “war crimes”. Just like the chemical weapons attacks years ago……where is the outrage against ISIS????? All throughout this debacle in Syria and northern Iraq the true aggressors are getting a pass and the fault is being deflected elsewhere….to what end???? As the Colonel says welcome to the Cold War part II.

    Anyone notice that Mubarack has been found innocent yet Obama and others threw him under the bus allowing the Muslim Brotherhood to resurge there. Thankfully stopped by the “neutral” military there, inspite of the pressure exerted by Obama and Kerry to enable a sworn enemy of Israel immediate border access. Same scenario occuring in Syria. If Assad is toppled, IRAN will have primacy and the blue turbaned ayatollas will be one step away with “OUR” aid, The EU aid and UN aid, from fullfilling Khomeni’s plan from June 1979…..which was to destroy Israel and he flatly stated the US WILL not, I repeat WILL not interfere.

  11. Just A Citizen says:

    The only thing worthy of noting from the Trump tax return fiasco of last night.

    Nobody in the media apparently understands how the tax code works and who it applies to.

    Morons. Political hacks and morons.

    And for those who may not actually know this the AMT is not just to make rich people pay. Many in the “middle class” get got up in the AMT. And it does not eliminate “special deductions allowed only for the rich.” It eliminates several “passive income” losses and deductions for certain state and local taxes.

    Which, if any reporter had half a brain, means that those huge “loss carryovers” they were worried about last year are overridden by the AMT. Meaning that the previous reporting that Trump wouldn’t have to pay taxes for 14 years was all BS.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      NBC basically has egg on their faces again. More fake news. NBC and MSNBC are pathetic, right along with CNN.

    • It has been BS all along and they knew it…..

      Not only is the tax code almost impossible to read, they keep changing it every year.

      It would ne very simple…and I bet every liberal would be against it…….

      why not a 15% tax rate on gross income, including welfare, social security, food stamps…..etc. Everyone pays it with no deductions. EVERYONE….has skin in the game.

  12. Jim Duncan says:

    Someone please get rid of him. The sooner the better.

  13. Jim Duncan says:

    http://www.thirteenreasonswhy.com/

    I see the parallels and changes. They don’t match reality.

    Stop messing around.

  14. gmanfortruth says:

    At nine o’clock, viewers tuned in for the reveal… only to discover that Maddow is one of the most incomprehensible, boring people in the world. In twenty minutes of rambling, she talked about Richard Nixon, showed photos from what looked like Instagram, repeatedly mispronounced others’ names, showed photos of yachts, and basically drove the internet crazy.

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/rachel-maddow-overhyped-show-promising-reveal-trumps-tax-returns-totally-flopped

    • Watched Tucker Carlson and saw the “commentary” from Fox reporters as the bombshell was released. About half way through, when it became obvious that she had nothing and Trump paid 26%, “more than Obama, More than Romney, more than Bernie Sanders”, Carlson cut away form a commercial.First there was his straight face waiting for the fade, then the corners of his mouth started rising, then I cracked up. Funniest thing I’ve seen in years.

  15. I do not know what they want…..someone leaked trump’s 2005 tax returns…..He paid 38 million in taxes with a 25% tax rate…..Bernie Sanders a 13% tax rate, Obama a 19% tax rate, Clinton a 21% tax rate……

    So…where is the argument now?

  16. gmanfortruth says:

    Navy admiral, 8 others indicted in massive ‘Fat Leonard’ corruption dragnet

    http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21860?omhide=true

  17. Just A Citizen says:

    I think Comey is off his rocker and it is time to send him packing.

    Saw a report by a Judicial Watch attorney last night reporting that his contacts in the FBI view Comey as a “bad cop who needs to go”. That needs to be looked into and if true he needs to be fired.

    • I think Trump is giving him just enough rope to hang himself. We’re in a two steps forward, one back game for a while, I’m afraid. General Mattis had a rotten egg pick, Anne Patterson, a Muslim Bro sympathizer. Thank God he got some sense knocked into him and withdrew her nomination.

  18. gmanfortruth says:

  19. Had a good time watching my city and state welcome Trump today. Service Drives on the freeway between Metro and Willow Run Airports were lined with pro Trumpers for miles. I used to hate the traffic when Obama came through, but I enjoyed seeing the tailgaters today. MAGA

  20. This is ridiculous. I guess with 50 states you will eventually find a Judge with no principles. It actually scares me a little bit, it seems a court can stop the President from protecting this country. What if a real emergency happened.
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/15/federal-judge-freezes-trumps-travel-ban-hours-before-it-is-supposed-to-take-effect/

    • gmanfortruth says:

      This is an easy fix. Take it all the way to the SCOTUS, if need be. In the meantime, make it damn near impossible to pass the vetting process. Ensure that the new vetting process is well known by those countries, so the people can chose to stay home rather than not pass the vetting process and be sent home. Then, it’s technically not a ban. Problem solved.

      On a different note. I read some Liberal’s complaining about Federal employee layoffs being proposed by Trump. There is also the directive to hire thousands of border security people. Simple solution…..transfer those who would get laid off to border security, send them to the Northern border offices where they won’t have to deal with any major immigration problems that the Southern border has. This limits layoffs, provides thousand of more border agents and saves on security background checks. 🙂

      • Good grief, gman, you want to make a border guard out of them with a GUN. They might shoot themselves.

    • I enjoyed the fact that he read “The Law” tonight. If you read the law, it allows the president unlimited discretion. The judge is an idiot. A five year old can understand the passage and if he wanted to ban all Muslims from everywhere, a cursory reading of the law allows that. If he wanted to ban all left handed, red haired, blue eyed people with dimples he damn well could. The law, as written, allows that. Proof is NOT a requirement.

      As usual, our leftist fanatic radicals have no time for the law nor the patience to try and change it. Instead, they disobey it. Disobey it sounding high minded. I do not care what the judge thinks or feels. He is the exact kind of person my Dad was talking about when he said to me. “:What you think, what you feel are trumped by what I know. ”

      Can’t wait for Buck and Matt to opine with their penchant for a living, breathing document subject to the whim of the moment..

      • gmanfortruth says:

        Based on this ruling, the courts could overrule a declaration of war by Congress after a nuclear attack by a Muslim country. This Judge and those like him need to be removed from the bench.

        • Interesting is it not?

          The precedent is now set. There is no law passed that some judge cannot thwart based on what he “perceives” to be an ulterior motive.

          I really wish that someone could point out to me when this happened before in our history (not during a major war) so that I could have hope we could pull ourselves back from the abyss. The courts are supposed to be the “sane” ones.

          • “…based on what he “perceives” to be an ulterior motive”

            The issue here isn’t perception, it’s Trump’s (and his team’s) own words on the matter that creates the problem. I’ve long said that the President has wide authority in this area, but when the President is asking for a legal means of banning Muslims, the only answer is: “ummm….no such thing.”

            • Do you deny that the law, as written gives him powers that even I think are too broad? The law allows him wide latitude. Meanwhile it is awfully hard to call it a Muslim ban when it is A. temporary and B. restricted to countries previously identified by the prior administration as being problematic to say the least.

              The law makes no provision for language or speech.

              • Its the intent as evidenced by Trump’s comments that cause the problem.

              • Judge rules on law, not intent. Where is the ruling that shows where he cannot do what he did.

                You remind me of all those B movies where the innocent guy/girl is railroaded to jail (or death row) because in a fit of anger, they said “I will kill you”.

              • The President has wide latitude in this arena. No question there. But one limitation on his actions is that there can be no religious test. The entire problem with the revised plan is that you still have discriminatory intent.

              • Then, you have to explain to me why Pakistan and the Saudi are not on the list. Not to mention a few dozen other places. Not to mention temporary.

                Faulty reasoning by the judges based on what exactly?

                As far as I am concerned, the judges are pretty much full of shit, exceeding their authority and demonstrating a contempt for separation of powers that is quite remarkable and unprecendented. Continue to defend the indefensible if you like but the law itself is quite clear and makes no mention of any “exception” to the president’s authority especially when the hell holes were previously identified as hell holes by other administrations. The ultimate shake-out from this is going to be quite bad for all of us. I have no doubt that barring a catastrophe, the President will blow out the House and Senate in ’18 because of the anger of the American People. That in turn will lead to some very profound changes. And, contrary to what you might think, I am not terribly sure I will agree with them.

              • How can it be discriminatory based on religion when there are many other muslim nations not affected?

              • Anita, because the judge who is soo very much smarter than we and has masterful powers of perception, infers it. That’s why! How dare you question your betters?

                Time to end any and all lifetime appointments.

              • Sorry all, I didn’t realize that you can’t discriminate against a class if you don’t discriminate against EVERYONE in that class….

              • We’re trying to discriminate against and entire class… of terrorists. YOU are the one trying to use religion as the reason.

              • gmanfortruth says:

                Anita, If you (we) don’t agree with the Liberal agenda, we are racists. Everything against their agenda is discrimination, regardless.

              • Anita:

                Not all Muslims are terrorists (in fact the vast, overwhelming majority of Muslims are not terrorists).

                I don’t know why Mathius and I have to keep pointing out this very simple and very important fact.

              • I never said they were Buck. You keep wanting this ban to be about Muslims. It’s not. It’s about terrorists. Who come from countries known to be friendly to terrorists. The ban isn’t for Muslims coming from Bangledesh, because it’s not a ban on Muslims. If terrorists were known to come from a terrorist friendly Bangledesh, then Bangledesh would be on the list. I don’t see what part you don’t understand.

  21. Sec of Defense James Mathis is going to visit Japan and South Korea…..much to the consternation of the press….he is not taking any press with him.

    Question to SUFA: How do you feel about that?

    • Fly on their own dime.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      No problems here

    • Don’t give a shit.

    • Trump’s guys don’t seek out the media, and the media doesn’t know how to handle their irrelevance. They will have to deal with waiting lines and TSA like the rest of us. Bout time.

    • Overall I would like to see the press be given more / better access under this administration, but also overall who cares? Much more pressing issues to deal with.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Do the press “Pay” the government for the ride? With all the xtra costs for the protection of flights by high government officials the seats would be seriously expensive. The free rides should END forthwith if the ride free.

  22. Anybody else seeing a bunch of puzzle pieces waiting around to be put together regarding peace in the middle east. Trump has had meetings with several leaders already, Tillerson met with a couple, Pence with a couple. Even the Palestinian Authority is saying a historic peace deal is possible with Trump. Errrybody is tired of war right now. Maybe, just maybe…Trump can pull this off too. Status report of all the players here:
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/03/15/abbas-tells-u-s-envoy-historic-peace-deal-is-possible-with-president-trump/#more-129990

  23. gmanfortruth says:

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/2014-ny-times-predicted-end-snow

    I think it’s past time to call Global Warming/Climate Change what it really is….FAKE NEWS!

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Interesting the NY Times predicted that. That winter in Jan/Feb a friend had 4 feet of snow in her front yard in Falmouth Maine.

      This climate change cycle of reporting by the NY Times has been going on since 1898. massive warming…..wait wait…..Ice age……no wait it’s warming, about every twenty years.

  24. gmanfortruth says:

    An example of how fake liberal news misrepresents the facts on just about everything.

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/watch-college-students-slam-betsy-devos-then-agree-her-views

    • Ask the Seig Heil crowd in 1933 Berlin at a rally if they love their Fuhrer, then ask them if they want to see their Jewish neighbor, doctor, baker sent off to a concentration camp and executed? You would get the exact same result.

  25. gmanfortruth says:
  26. D13 prediction: Since Brexit gets the go ahead from their legislature, they have began to dismantle their association, according to the rules, over the next two years. There is nothing in the way to stop it and even the Queen has given her consent….not that it particularly matters.

    I predict the fall of the European common market, the European Union, and the end of the Word Banking System within five years…..with additional votes from several countries to leave the ECM within two years.

    It could happen even faster if the independent trade agreements with England are negotiated immediately. According to their law and the rules of the ECM, once a country starts the actual procedure of leaving, they are free to negotiate.

    So…….I will watch.

    • In a related topic…I ask SUFA, or those whom actually follow international monetary systems, the following question.

      “What good is it to have an IMF ( International Monetary Fund ) and a G 20 summit if the decisions and statements from either are not binding on anyone?”

      I ask this from this particular issue…….currency manipulation. China and Russia are members of the G20 and each have issued free trade statements and each have issued statements that currency manipulation should not be done……..yet the largest violators of free trade and currency negotiations are…….China and Russia. So, I ask…what is the use. The G20 and the IMF, in my opinion, are as archaic as the dinos…….( with the exception of my genetically bred Raptors ).

  27. For Mathius: I just recently attended a hedge fund seminar consisting of representatives from Breven Howard Asset Management and Sachem. ( I have never heard of either before )…

    But since you and I have become acquainted, I decided to attend a seminar. I have always considered hedge funds way too risky and way too prone to insider trading but I thought I would ( as the Brits would say ) “give it a go.”

    I was surprised to hear that they are solidly behind Trump….however, I also noticed that the average hedge fund in 2016 was barely above 5% return…..with risks, according to their charts. Also, I noticed, according to their charts, that since Trump became POTUS, the funds are responding positively instead of negatively as in the last 6 years.

    Part of the seminar was focused on the fees and charges that the various hedge funds use. They are talking about significant reductions in fees and charges and significant reductions in shorts and puts since they are not likely to respond very sharply in a bull market.

    Ant any rate, thanks to you, I took a look and tried to learn more about this. Not very many down here play in the hedge fund market but I wanted to learn.

  28. Just A Citizen says:
  29. gmanfortruth says:

    Rachel Maddow, the MSNBC host who failed to reveal anything salacious in the president’s leaked 2005 tax return has claimed that Trump’s accounts had to be ‘sterling’ that year, because his wife was attempting to gain citizenship.

    Describing her latest conspiracy theory, Maddow said “In 2005, when they got married the year for which this return was filed, Mrs. Trump was not yet a U.S. citizen.”

    “She was the holder of a green card, she could work here legally, but she was not a citizen. She didn’t get her citizenship until the following year, in 2006.” Maddow continued.

    The only ‘evidence’ Maddow alluded to to back up her latest claim is that the U.S. Customs and Immigration’s website notes the importance of tax returns in the context of citizenship eligibility.

    “And if you go to the U.S. Customs and Immigration service page about how you should prepare for your citizenship interview, U.S. Customs and Immigration advises you that ‘your tax returns are very important proof that you are eligible for naturalization,’ meaning proof that you’re eligible for becoming a citizen,” Maddow frothed.

    “‘On the day of your interview, bring certified tax returns years for the last five years or three years if you are married to a U.S. citizen.’” she quoted from the site.
    http://www.prisonplanet.com/maddow-trumps-05-tax-return-was-sterling-because-melania-needed-citizenship.html

    ROFLMAO! The Liberal media has gone off the cliff.

    • I am still waiting to see where on those two pages it says that Trump sold a $ 40 Mil house for over $ 100 Mil! It certainly was reported that night!

      • Property sales are public record….

        • IS IT IN THE 1040? Of course property sales are public record but there was an implication that night. Gimmie a break.

          • SK — the point Maddow was making, is that perhaps the full return would show certain things done with respect to the property that could help justify such an exhorbitant increase in value for the sale.

            Of course it wouldn’t be shown in the first 2 pages, as Maddow fully made clear. And again, I tend to agree with you that even the full return wouldn’t show anything with respect to that specific issue.

            Of more importance in seeing Trump’s full returns is (1) to be able to gain some insight into his various business entities and financial entanglements and (2) some general transparency.

            • Since Trump is the first ever CEO elected president, he is entitled to some leeway. If by now no one has managed to come up with squat, then there ain’t squat.

              If you remember, during teh campaign, his refusal to release tax data was supposedly for one of two reasons,

              1. Either he paid NO taxes
              \
              2. Or, he was far less wealthy that he boasted.

              Now I think you will admit that these things hurt him and of course the speculation ran wild. His best move would have been to release them but that is NOT Donald Trump. I will now restate my opening remark, Donald Trump is the first CEO ever elected to the presidency. Both expectations and rules SHOULD be different.

              • Why should he be treated differently? Who cares if he is a CEO? Why does that garner any leeway? Why should there be different rules? He is still campaigning for, and elected to, the office of President to represent us…

                And you forget the third major speculation as to why he didn’t release his tax returns – they would show some foreign entanglement.

              • Then pass a law requiring tax returns be shown. Simple, no?

                I’m sure that they would. With hotels and golf courses all over the world, something that no one else ever had, I’m sure they would . But then again nobody gave the proverbial Flying F— that Hillary’s “foundation” was scooping in cash from everywhere, did they? But lord! If Trump got money or investment dollars to build those hotels or golf courses, then no doubt HE was in the bag for Putin. I mean, now we are confronted with the nefarious fact the guy did a profitable “flip” on a foreclosed property. Something done by thousands, every day just not in the high roller league.

                Here is how it plays out in the high roller league. A brand spanking new 2.4 bil casino sold at less than 10 cents on the dollar.

                http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/10/revel_casino_sale_approved_by_judge_rejecting_bid_to_overturn_bankruptcy_auction.html

                Russian Oligarchs no doubt. If not them, then wise Orthodox Jews from Toronto. Say, what is the Trump connection to wise Orthodox Jews anyway? Is that why he is so buddy-buddy with BeBe? Time for an investigation!

                http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/10/revel_casino_sale_approved_by_judge_rejecting_bid_to_overturn_bankruptcy_auction.html

              • New Jersey and I believe 14 other states are seeking to pass a law requiring Presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the ballot…

                But you completely ignored my much more pressing question — why should Trump be treated differently because he is a CEO?

              • Because there is no precedent. And it’s none of your business what his finances are as a regular citizen.

              • OK Buckster I shall take a crack at it. As a private citizen running for office who has still not shed his corporate responsibilities, the release of tax returns in toto might compromise the company.

                Now, why has he not done it since being elected. Perhaps the same reason Obama did not just release his birth certificate and settle all the bullcrap. He is obstinate and does not want to.

                If I am right on the first point then the laws proposed to demand it are merely designed to keep active, non-retired businessmen out of politics.

                How’s zat?

              • Anita / SK – the guy is the President, of course it is my business! The proposed laws are not designed to keep nonretored businessmen off the ballot, they are designed to keep Trump off the ballot and require an ounce of transparency from those running for office.

              • ZAP! He was NOT president when he ran. So, your answer is baloney or bologna if you prefer.

                Noted yesterday that the NJ folks in the legislature were asked to include in their proposal that THEY release their returns. They declined. Tells me everything I need to know. Boy am I getting to hate this state.

                So, only businessmen you have no problem with should be allowed to run? Neat.

            • gmanfortruth says:

              And most of the country is still waiting for Obama’s college transcripts. The Left’s argument is nonsense and hypocritical. As is the “Muslim Ban” idiocy, as he never said he wanted a complete Muslim ban as many liars are promoting. The Left conveniently leaves out the rest of the sentence “until we can figure out what the hell is going on”. Frankly, he should have banned all of them, at least the Liberal’s would get one thing right for a change.

  30. gmanfortruth says:

    I’m sure everyone has heard about the picture flack at the VA facility in Florida. I would like to add to the VA and how things are going this year. I, yes ME, went to my annual checkup at the local VA clinic, as I have for 5 years or so now. Blood work and a long chat about current issues, basically the normal annual stuff. This year, unlike last year, it was a great appointment and the doctor was excellent. She asked if I wanted a colonoscopy, as I’m over 50 now and haven’t had one since my mid 30’s. This is where things have gone downhill.

    I got a call to call Healthnet and the number to get this appoint made. This was the 2nd week of February. 5 weeks later, I call back, no appointment yet, to be told that Healthnet sent the approval back to the doctor because they didn’t get the appointment made in their time limit. They did not bother to call me and inform me, and no doctor will actually get told this, it’s just a few computer clicks.

    The one question asked is for a Zip code because I’m using the Choice program. I’m still waiting for that appointment. I’m also waiting for another one for a Chiropractor, that’s been 8 days now and I’m not expecting to get an appointment through Healthnet. The reason…..my Zip Code.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      My experience with the VA in Eastern Carolina has been outstanding. The overall area is managed out of the facility in Durham NC which is right next to Duke. If the appointment is not made before you check out, the appointments have been scheduled within 24 hours. Those are ones where another group had to be consulted, as in their schedules. I have had NO appointment be late. And in fact my new physician has his nurses call you at least 15 minutes early, so their Q/A period is done by the appointment time and that is when you actually see the doctor. They have always been totally prepared for whatever you were going in for.

  31. Sick, sick people! They actually believe this grotesque display will further their “cause.
    http://www.lifenews.com/2017/03/15/abortion-activists-kill-baby-jesus-in-graphic-abortion-on-virgin-mary-outside-catholic-church/

    • gmanfortruth says:

      If that is what these feminazis are fighting for, they are simply evil. The Devil’s whores!

    • They actually do and it will appeal to the self haters who can find nothing good about anything.

      Good Lord! the lack of historical perspective gets worse every day. It has become ridiculously obvious that “Christians” and “Christianity” are the root cause of everything bad on the planet. cannot say that about anyone else because those in the know, know that if Christianity dies off (and the Jews too) everything would be hunky dory and our Muslim friends, for example, would all calm down.

      The wife for years has been saying that the left is diabolically inspired. One of the reasons that the Catholic Church has been so singled out is that while it has become tepid on some issues, it still refuses to roll over and play dead as so many Protestant denominations have. Never going to give a pass to evil priests and cover-ups but statistically it has pretty much been proven that the scandals are just as prevalent in every religion and in Public as well as elite private schools. Cover-ups too! But, rarely do you hear this.

  32. gmanfortruth says:

    Trumps budget proposal has zero chance in Congress, zero. The establishment will never allow it. Sad, very sad.

    • The R’s are between a rock and a hard place. What are they gonna look like arguing against spending less money? They betta damn well pass that budget. Pass the popcorn.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        At least there might be a budget, unlike the last 8 years. The Swamp Elephants are still establishment, so don’t get your hopes up much.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          After the military photo sharing scandal became #1 on the news cycle, coincidentally right when the budget proposal was released, asking for a significant bump in the defense budget, the DOD request will be NIXED. Just like after Tailhook.

  33. What a coincidence…….the Hawaii judge just happened to be a classmate of Obama,,,,just happened to be appointed as a Federal judge by Obama…..just happened to meet with Obama in Hawaii just before the ruling against Trump……..naaaah….just a coincidence.

    • Please don’t tell me you of all people buy into that load of BS….

      • No more than Trump selling the estate to the Russian Fertilizer magnate as some kind of plot. Actually, no more than Loretta and Bill having that nice discussion about golf and their Grandkids on the tarmac. Or the missing E-mails. Nah, nothing to see there. All coincidence!

        Buck in your youth you missed: “If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, swims like a duck ….its a duck! “

  34. For the first time in decades, the Repubs are in the right place, at the right time, to fundamentally change the US away from Socialism……

    If they don’t screw it up…….it maybe already too late….but let’s hope that Trump can pull it off….

    • Jim Duncan says:

      Nonsense.

      He essentially posits that human nature requires government force. That is nonsense.

      The problem is that we live in a world that does not value life.

      The entire system of human organization on Earth, from local to global, is based on the principle threat of murder/destruction to control as per geography. It is a blue marble prison in space where life is not valued.

      From early childhood, ‘everyone’ teaches their children all the basic principles of successful social behavior(don’t lie, cheat, steal, share, be nice, don’t hit, etc), which is all based on rights and liberty and respect for life, but then prepares them for a world where their success is dependent on engaging a completely antithetical system of organization.

      In other words; our values system is all screwed up and contradictory.

      Correction would require establishing realistic values and ethics, and organizing accordingly instead of counter intuitively.

      That means not only being consistent in teaching children to value life, but also setting an example by providing a system that is conducive to all those basic ethical principles thereof.

      That is a good start anyway. Too bad for Mathius’s first law.

      In disregard of ethical restraints, as per according to the current values system of disregard for life, the utilitarian answer is to segregate society and start by killing anyone who doesn’t fit a set of criteria.

      • Jim Duncan says:

        Most of the problems discussed here and elsewhere stem from a lack of recognition of reality, therefore a disregard for the value of life..

        Consider this:

        Anything based on a false faulty or incomplete premise is also going to be false faulty or incomplete. 2+2=4 but if you falsely conclude that 2+2=5, everything there after will be incorrect.

        2+2=4 +2=6 +2=8 +2=10 +2=12 +2=14 +2=16 +2=18
        2+2=5 +2=7 +2=9 +2=11 +2=13 +2=15 +2=17 +2=19

        God and reality say the natural universe is what it is, not something else.

        It says that light and gravity and biology will be as it is, because that’s the way it is. Part of that is humans and our existence and behavior.

        Humans have a right to be human, because that is what we are. Hence human being, life, the value thereof. We do not have a right to violate others. That is not valuing the right to be human and do what we do.

        Government, by it’s very core principle function, is antithetical to peace and rights and the value of life. It criminalizes human existence with forceful regulation. It is based on a false premise. It is a false premise prescribed on paper and forced with weapons.

        It is prescribing slave behavior and forcing it.
        It is 2+2=5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 or else murder/destruction.

        It is not real.

        Reality is being human and not what or how you’re forced to be.

        • Jim Duncan says:

          Read the declaration of independence and consider the context and how it is outlined.

          It starts with a declaration, then begins to explain WHY, beginning with a premise of reality and rights and the value of life.

          “We hold these truths to be self-evident(reality), that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights(right to be a human), that among these are Life(value of life), Liberty(respect for rights) and the pursuit of Happiness(being a happy human)”

          It is essentially Libertarianism defined in simple terms, the premise of WHY the USA was founded.

          It deviates with a CONstipa, …err…umm constitution that is essentially a legal framework for systematic violence, contrary to and in spite of that line of reasoning.

          THAT is where it went wrong. They declared and explained, but their reasons were not reflected adequately in the CONstitution.

          In Congress, July 4, 1776.

          The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

          We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

          He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

          He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

          He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

          He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

          He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

          He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

          He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

          He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

          He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

          He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

          He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

          He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

          He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

          For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

          For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

          For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

          For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

          For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

          For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

          For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

          For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

          For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

          He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

          He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

          He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

          He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

          He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

          In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

          Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

          We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

          • Jim Duncan says:

            “..but their reasons were not reflected adequately in the CONstitution.”

            “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,..”

            “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

            You have a right to property and privacy and your self, unless there is a reason and a man who becomes unequal by saying magic words describes it on paper.

            Rights and liberty is not making excuses to force people from their cars and sexually assault them in public or send a SWAT team to people’s homes shooting pets and throwing grenades at babies over suspicion of having a dried plant.

            Rights and liberty is not having your communications tracked stored and exploited.

            Rights and liberty is not getting thrown in a dungeon for doing no harm to anyone.

            Rights and liberty is not being subject to people claiming to be unequal who determine your life and happiness with edicts magic words and armies with weapons.

    • Unfortunately, the soft brained among us always look for the easy way out. So, currently in NYC stop and frisk has essentially ended, quality of life crimes are no longer charged, the ongoing effort to decriminalize almost all drugs continues and prison sentences are being called into question due to the very “mass incarceration” that led to murders being reduced from 2,600 per year to below 350.

      Why crime? That should be the question. I love the poverty pimps but if they were correct than the kids of the Great Depression should have been the worst ever. Crime primarily exists to the extent it does because it is tolerated.I exempt “crimes of passion” because if you bust somebody’s jaw because he called you a bad name or throw a brick through a window because the business made you angry, or killed your girlfriend’s new boyfriend, that is just human nature. But, the rest? We tolerate it. Never forget what the cops know and preached and preached until Rudy Guilliani listened to them. 90% of the crime is committed by the same 10%. Still have not learned it in Chicago and are in the process of forgetting it everywhere else.

  35. gmanfortruth says:
  36. gmanfortruth says:

    A great example of fake news, lies and typical Swamp Donkey nonsense. The Trump budget does NOT defund Meals on Wheels,

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/14515/fake-news-did-trump-just-kill-meals-wheels-not-ben-shapiro?utm_source=shapironewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=070516-news-title&utm_campaign=lead

    Meals on Wheels does get some money from the CDGB. But the vast majority of its funding comes from elsewhere, and as even the leftists over at Snopes state, “the effect of CDBG cuts on local Meals on Wheels groups is uncertain.” Only 3 percent of the Meals on Wheels budget nationally comes from the federal government at all, and only a portion of that comes from the CDBG. Walter Olson of the Cato Institute explains that 35 percent of federal funding for Meals on Wheels comes from the Older Americans Act, not the CDBG; no cuts have been contemplated to that program yet.

    • Lies! Lies and more Lies but the people have become aware.

      Time to quote Yamamoto about the sleeping dragon awakening.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        And it is getting very old and intolerable. Just like this stuff about Trump’s tweet about being “wiretapped”. The Freaking New York Times pout that on the front page for Pete’s sake. The real question Trump should put on the media is whether or not the NYT put out Fake News or not on that day. With that said, I think some things will be coming out in a couple weeks, as Trump said, to clarify some things. Considering the Snowden revelations, we are ALL being tapped, so technically speaking Trump is 100% correct.

        • Just for the hell of it. Do you not notice how very careful everyone is to say no “wiretapping” has occurred. Now I know Trump started by saying this but most people do not use that term any longer, actually not in a very long time.

          Note how no one uses the term “Electronic Surveillance” which I think is the more commonly used term these days. So, was there “Electronic Surveillance”?

          • gmanfortruth says:

            Yes I do, and I know how the Left likes to play the semantics game. It won’t work. Yes, I fully believe there was “electronic surveillance” conducted and I also believe it was approved by Obama. That is Chicago politics in a nutshell, cheat till you get caught, then deny it and demand an apology.

            • First off it was Trump that said “wiretapping”, not the liberals playing semantics..

              Secondly, “I fully believe there was “electronic surveillance” conducted and I also believe it was approved by Obama.” Well, as long as you believe it, it must be true!

              • gmanfortruth says:

                Front page, New York Times, Jan 20 2017. Sorry Buck, the Liberal NYT’s used it first.

                https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=B39xi%2bJG&id=58A8E069CB651370A3889067538ACFAD2337381F&q=new+york+times+jan+20+2017&simid=608012777456272917&selectedIndex=14&ajaxhist=0

                At some point the truth will come out, it always does. That’s how so many conspiracy theories turn into conspiracy fact.

              • We’ve been through this before G – read the article. Nowhere does it say that Trump (or anyone on his team) was wiretapped. It says there were intercepted communications between Trump’s team and the Russians.

              • gmanfortruth says:

                We did go through this before. As to your semantics, let’s look at the facts. “Tapping” foreign folks requires a FISA warrant. So far that has been denied by the government. If it was a FISA warrant, nothing collected on Americans can be used under the warrant for any investigation. That Sir, is the law. It would require a different type of warrant to investigate anyone in the Trump campaign, because a FISA warrant/collection of data can’t be used against an American citizen. Therefore the headline says it all. Either the Times lied or their was actual “tapping” of US citizens within the Trump campaign. Pick your poison.

              • And my dear young friend, just how did those communications get intercepted?

                You cannot possibly be that dense though you are a lawyer and it is almost the same.

              • I seriously think Buck is trolling today.

              • It does not necessarily follow that it was Trump being wiretapped…

                Thus far we have a President making a very serious allegation and offering no evidence whatsoever. SAD!

            • Dale A. Albrecht says:

              Remember just a few short years ago how indignant Sen Feinstein was when she discovered the Intelligence Services were gathering her communications along with oters on her committee……..SHEEET in ’75 we tracked a moving communication across the Southeast, not bad from the mountains in WVA, much less communications sent via transmitters 1/2 way around the world. If transmitted and we targeted it, we could grab it. Now with todays technologies, anything is possible at anytime, even with tech savy amateurs

  37. gmanfortruth says:
    • All I know is that since the 1980’s NY City employees including those administering Social Service and Housing Programs have been forbidden to ask immigration status under penalty of dismissal. Logic then tells me they get benefits. you simply do not know who is who.

      Now like the illegal voting, why do we not all just agree to have a fair investigation. If I am wrong I will apologize. But what exactly is the other side afraid of?

  38. gmanfortruth says:
  39. Re: Tax returns.

    1) I do not believe that two pages of his tax returns just happened in a mailbox.

    2) It is pure incompetence, immoral, and non professional for Maddox, who is not a professional anyway, to even repeat this. I find it very troublesome that a reporter can get away with publishing something that was obtained illegally.

    3) Being a CEO does not give anyone special privileges.

    4) I know of no law that requires the disclosure of tax returns as a condition of being POTUS nor do I care how rich he is nor what connections he has in business.

    5) The POTUS should not be required to standards higher than ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT official.

    6) If you want a law passed to disclosure of tax returns, then make it universal from the government street sweeper to the POTUS. I will get on board then.

    7) To be an officer in the military, not only do we have to disclose tax returns but we have to submit to credit checks, Any officer that has a credit history below 650 will not be an officer.

    8) Maddow is a low life, scum sucking, bottom feeder. Her disclosure was for ratings and nothing more and she should go to jail…..but the SCOTUS has already ruled that if a reporter prints a document that was obtained illegally, then there is no recourse if said reported did ot do the illegal act. I think this should change.

    9) And, I feel that this is the most important. Obama’s deep government IRS, would have plastered all of his tax returns all over the world if there was anything to it. I can guarantee you that everyone knows it anyway.

    So, that said….How the hell are ya?

    • Are they not guilty of receiving stolen property.

      • I dont think so…..I believe that there is a SCOTUS decision many years ago that addressed this particular thing where the press is concerned. If a reporter receives information that was illegally obtained and publishes the same information……..they are not guilty of anything as far as the law is concerned…..I think I am right on this. I am not going to do any investigation on it because I accept that the media is a biased and is a non item and not to be trusted. All of them. I consider the media to be counter productive and a threat to the United States, and like Jane Fonda, I would not cross the street to piss on them if they were on fire. I think that should cover my opinion.

    • I have always found it amazing that no one leaked Obama’s college transcripts.

  40. “Thus far we have a President making a very serious allegation and offering no evidence whatsoever. SAD!”

    No, Buck, what is more sad……is that it is done all over Washington. Anyone can say anything just to plant a seed. President’s have done this a lot. Obama did it. Bush did it. Clinton did it….Carter did it. Johnson did it repeatedly, Ford did it. Nixon did it. Hell, even Kennedy did it….and we are talking someone who got elected to POTUS whose father and family was a major rum runner during prohibition.

    THAT is what is sad, sir. We have no statesmen left.

  41. Buck asks: Please don’t tell me you of all people buy into that load of BS….

    “What a coincidence…….the Hawaii judge just happened to be a classmate of Obama,,,,just happened to be appointed as a Federal judge by Obama…..just happened to meet with Obama in Hawaii just before the ruling against Trump……..naaaah….just a coincidence.”

    I have no independent confirmation, however, I will ask you.

    1) Is the judge in Hawaii a former classmate of Obama? No problem if he is.

    2) Was he appointed by Obama to the judge seat? If he was, that is Obama’s privilege.

    3) Did Obama happen to be in Hawaii just before the ruling? IF he was, it sure points a circumstantial finger. I do not believe for a minute that if Obama was in Hawaii just before the ruling, he is most certainly going to call on a former classmate whom he appointed.

    4) If all the above is true….I said, if all the above is true….then what other answer is there?

    If all the above is true, I suppose you could say that it was mere coincidence. But I have seen less cases won on circumstantial evidence.

    So, I ask you…..is there anything above that is not true?

  42. Emeritus Alan Dershowitz, a prominent American lawyer, jurist, and author. He is a prominent scholar on United States constitutional law and criminal law and a leading defender of civil liberties.] He spent most of his career at Harvard Law School where in 1967, at the age of 28, he became the youngest full professor of law in its history. He held the Felix Frankfurter professorship there from 1993 until his retirement in December 2013.He is now a regular CNN contributor and political analyst and life long Democrat and liberal.

    The Trump travel ban is completely Constitutional….both of them. The 9th court judges that ruled that campaign rhetoric over rides the Constitution, themselves, should be disbarred.

    Pretty interesting.

    • Uh oh…….caveat. I should have put the following: “The Trump travel ban is sompletely COnstitutional….both of them.” ( should have been in quotes ) The rest of the comment is MY OPINION.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        I agree with you 100%. If words that politicians made were a standard on the legallity of a law or EO, Obamacare would have been shot down in it’s entirety. This all seems to get past Liberal’s.

  43. What business is it of Angela Merkel, what laws we wish to pass? She needs to mind her own business.

    On a funny agenda, Geraldo Rivera, on CNN laughs about going to Paris. He said that he spen three weeks in Paris recently and the best thing he found was that he was able to go to all the big fancy restaurants without reservations, was able to go to any hotel without reservations…..the tourist industry is failing…..according to him.

  44. One parting shot this morning………It was just out as I was closing down the computer for the day…..The Big Bang Theory re-runs out paced the Rachael Maddow show on ratings.

    That about sums that up.

  45. gmanfortruth says:

    One sentence confirmed the Obama administration was investigating the Trump campaign:

    “American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communication and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation of possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump.”

    In the next sentence, the Times itself appeared to confirm Trump’s allegation that President Obama saw information on the Trump campaign obtained by spying:

    “One official said intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications have been provided to the White House.”

    http://www.libertyheadlines.com/spicers-epic-defense-wire-tapping-evidence-white-house-press-corps/

  46. So now its fake surveillance.

    • gmanfortruth says:

      THe Liberal media and the Swamp Donkeys kept claiming collusion and investigations involving “wiretapping” and “transcripts”. Trump tweeted and called their bluff….put up or shut up. The only evidence the White House had to provide to the Congress were the many articles written and the many interviews done by Liberal pundits. Once again, the Liberal media’s credibility is on the line and they are trying to spin it away. It’s not working and Congress will eventually either say that Trump was tapped r the media was full of shit. Either way, the Liberals lose. 🙂 Trump is a genius, always steps ahead of the Left, he has been all along.

    • Check that out! They took this video down. Are we getting too close to the truth? SOBs

  47. gmanfortruth says:
  48. gmanfortruth says:

    A great example of fraud organized by Liberal Democrats and the SEIU. There is absolutely NO REASON for personal caregivers to ever need a Union or it’s representation. This is theft, period and these people, Governor included should be in jail for committing theft.

    http://dailysignal.com/2017/03/14/home-caregivers-alleging-fraud-push-to-decertify-union-that-represents-them/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Top5&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTXpBd09EQmtaVE00TWpoayIsInQiOiJZbnoyZWdKWjhDbXZDcDBCZUFiQ2NYK3ZvZEhOYlVFdHhPcTY3RzYxOXNqbFc5dkZSY0lNdmlBYjh2ZGxBWEdUTlQxRURlTlY2Y2VxZ2FjRllqY0JkNFpXd2JZaUVybXRkUjErcnNcL0g3XC9tSnF5NXhXTEx3YUx0VkhHR1NGZ1loIn0%3D

  49. gmanfortruth says:

    Pepsi announced last week that it will lay off around 100 employees at distribution plants that supply the Philadelphia area. This is the latest blow for the city’s new beverage tax, which went into effect in January.

    “Unfortunately, after careful consideration of the economic realities created by the recently enacted beverage tax, we have been forced to give notice that we intend to eliminate 80 to 100 positions, including frontline and supervisory roles,” Pepsi spokesman Dave DeCecco said, according to Philly.com.

    However, the layoffs could be quickly reversed if the beverage tax is abandoned, according to DeCecco.

    “If the tax is struck down or repealed, we plan to bring people back to work,” DeCecco said, according to Reuters.

    http://dailysignal.com/2017/03/09/heres-what-happened-to-workers-after-philadelphia-passed-a-soda-tax/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Top5&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTXpBd09EQmtaVE00TWpoayIsInQiOiJZbnoyZWdKWjhDbXZDcDBCZUFiQ2NYK3ZvZEhOYlVFdHhPcTY3RzYxOXNqbFc5dkZSY0lNdmlBYjh2ZGxBWEdUTlQxRURlTlY2Y2VxZ2FjRllqY0JkNFpXd2JZaUVybXRkUjErcnNcL0g3XC9tSnF5NXhXTEx3YUx0VkhHR1NGZ1loIn0%3D

  50. Doing the Communications Merit badge tomorrow night with my scouts. Tripped over this one from Churchill.

    • An often forgotten part of Churchill’s “We shall fight them” speech. Wonder how the 9th Circuit would have looked at this. Oh, how dumb we have become.

      We have found it necessary to take measures of increasing stringency, not only against enemy aliens and suspicious characters of other nationalities, but also against British subjects who may become a danger or a nuisance should the war be transported to the United Kingdom. I know there are a great many people affected by the orders which we have made who are the passionate enemies of Nazi Germany. I am very sorry for them, but we cannot, at the present time and under the present stress, draw all the distinctions which we should like to do. If parachute landings were attempted and fierce fighting attendant upon them followed, these unfortunate people would be far better out of the way, for their own sakes as well as for ours. There is, however, another class, for which I feel not the slightest sympathy. Parliament has given us the powers to put down Fifth Column activities with a strong hand, and we shall use those powers subject to the supervision and correction of the House, without the slightest hesitation until we are satisfied, and more than satisfied, that this malignancy in our midst has been effectively stamped out.

      And, democracy did not end!

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        SK…..Early this AM (0100) I finished watching a program by Ken Burn’s on the Roosevelt’s. Just shy of 14 hours. It is amazing how little has changed, and the same things are being argued. Social Justice, immigration, the courts, Social Security, Health Care, workers rights, living salary, hours, defense, globalization, economy, role of the government…..went through TR’s life and career and kids, FDR’s life and career and the blending of the two branches, then after FDR’s death the independent career of Anna E. Roosevelt.

        FDR made an interesting proposal that the Justices upon reaching 70 should submit their resignation within 6 months. The SC was making rulings that seemed way out of their league and were very politically driven. Obviously the goal was to pack the court with justices who saw it his way, over his tenure he wound up being able to appoint 8 anyway. However, the court got the message and they started being ruling more on the law and the WHOLE constitution and less political.

  51. gmanfortruth says:

    http://www.svt.se/ug/read-the-snowden-documents-from-the-nsa

    Spying is really big business. No wonder HoR leaves as millionaires.

  52. gmanfortruth says:

    The weapon is known as a “nuclear mole,” and it’s an underwater drone that carries a nuclear warhead, then burrows into the seabed floor off the coast of the target country. Once buried into the sea floor, these nuclear weapons can be remotely detonated to cause a massive tidal wave that would wipe out coastal cities in minutes.

    I have estimated that a series of these weapons could be detonated in a timed sequence that multiplies the amplitude of the tidal wave, causing a much larger and more devastating wave than any single weapon by itself.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-03-18-secret-russian-weapon-could-wipe-out-nyc-boston-and-d-c-in-minutes-with-a-massive-radioactive-tidal-wave.html

    • Well, 20 some years back, they found a German torpedo in Queens NY obviously fired from a Sub that had come through Long Island Sound. New subs are much bigger but modern torpedoes can be remotely guided and probably have much greater range.

  53. Donna Brazile…………..admits to leaking questions to Hillary campaign….admits that anything is ok to win……..is this not interfering in an election? Or are people going to claim first amendment.

    Someone tell me, if the Russians were trying to interfer in elections by releasing hacked information…..what is the difference?

  54. This is good, the EPA actually fixing a problem instead of creating them!

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/18/trumps-epa-grants-flint-100-million-to-fix-broken-water-system/

    • gmanfortruth says:

      President Trump fixing an Obama Error….err…era failure. There will be lots of this. 🙂

  55. Comey goes before the house intelligence committee tomorrow, March 20. It’s about to get real…

    During my meeting with House Intelligence Committee counsel Allen R. Sousa I politely warned him that if Chairman Nunes, who himself had that same day undercut President Trump by also claiming that there is no evidence of surveillance by the Obama administration, I would go public with what would appear to be the House Intelligence Committee’s complicity in keeping the truth from the American people and allowing the FBI to continue its apparent cover-up of the Montgomery “investigation.”
    http://www.newsmax.com/LarryKlayman/chariman-nunes-fbi-james-comey-montgomery-whitsleblower/2017/03/19/id/779551//

    Pass the popcorn

    • Listened to Gowdy before. In full prosecutor mode. Nicely done.

      • Still listening, very frustrating dog and pony show. Lots of allegations being tossed around and the intel guys are hiding behind either ongoing investigations or ‘won’t speak about individual names’

  56. gmanfortruth says:

  57. gmanfortruth says:

    @ anyone who heard the Comey hearing, what’s the poop?

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Carefully constructed testimony to create blow back on Trump. As for getting to the truth? WASTE OF TIME.

      Caveat: I did not watch. Only read key parts on MSM.

      Didn’t want to waste time watching as I figured it would be a waste given Comey’s track record the past year. The man needs to see a doctor and be relieved of his job.

      • gmanfortruth says:

        Thank You kind Sir 🙂

        Pretty much what I figured. It will turn out to be a nothing burger.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          Not a nothing burger. Instead it will create continued speculation, innuendo and leaks to support the idea that Trump colluded with the Russians. It will not stop until Trump caves to the “bureaucracy”.

          Watch as key players in his inner circle are eliminated, one by one until his new staff resembles the one acceptable to the “establishment”.

          • Trump said last week that he had intel to release in the next 2 weeks. I think he’s giving Comey room to expose himself before the hammer comes down. At least that’s my hope. I’d like to choke the Rs for going along so easily with the D program today.

            • Rally tonight as well. Maybe we’ll hear some sort of pushback starting tonight. Good comments by Spicer today, too. Why aren’t any questions being asked as to why the DNC wouldn’t allow the FBI to go over their server.

  58. Just A Citizen says:

    As ya’ll know I am the parent of a “disabled” child. Unlike those parents cited in this story I support Judge Gorsuch to be a member of SCOTUS. Why you ask?

    Because the problems with IDEA and it’s implementation Nationally, is Congress’ problem. The legislative branch needs to clearly describe and define what is or is not to be provided instead of using words like “substantial” or “adequate”. These parents oppose the judge because he didn’t agree with expanding the law via judicial order. Instead he is also saying that it is Congress and POTUS’ responsibility to better define the criteria.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/neil-gorsuch-students-with-disabilities_us_58c8bcfde4b09e52f5547b86?1t&

  59. Look what I found on a beach in Mexico!

  60. Just A Citizen says:

    I am becoming ever less tolerant of the “self-righteous” Jack Snipes each day. These self absorbed permanent victims don’t even realize that they just confirmed what Allen was saying about the Hollywood environment right now.

    http://www.thewrap.com/tim-allen-nazi-germany-anne-frank-center-offensive/

    Memo To: Tim Allen

    Tell the Anne Frank Center to POUND SAND.

    Sincerely,
    JAC

  61. Colin Kapernick is looking for work. Someone posted on a Lions fan page wondering if we should pick him up cheap. Out of 500+ comments, I didn’t read them all, but I only saw 1 who like the idea. Most of them were either F No or Hell No. Karma!

    • Kapernick was a one season wonder. If the NFL had any b__ls, they would have told him before game 2 if he did it again he would be fired. His job was to represent the league the minute he stepped on the field and to put butts in the seats. Anything less would be a breach of contract and grounds for dismissal.

  62. gmanfortruth says:

    Quite the crowd for Trump in Kentucky last night. Some comments from people that I thought were interesting. “Speaking like a normal person”, “doing what he promised”, “assimilate versus invasion”, simplify healthcare”, “keep tweeting” etc.

    Strong base, Swamp elephants should take note.

    • The swamp extends all the way out to the lobbyists. They have the ear of the deep state too. There is going to have to be a change of heart with the lobbyists for all this to go away. We can vote the congress away but we can’t do much about the lobbyists…except to shrink government. He’s working on it.

      • The lobbyists are the ones driving this…..they lose power under Trump.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          THE LOBBYISTS ARE NOT THE ONES DRIVING THIS.

          Lobbyists are simply tools. Used by their constituency and the elected officials.

          • True…but the lobbyists are the cog in the wheel…..without them, there is no money. Without them, there is no “plausible denialbility”, without them, the roaches can’t stay hidden….without them, there is no access……You might as well have a Formula one Car with no fuel.

            • Just A Citizen says:

              d13thecolonel

              Eliminating lobbyists WILL NOT eliminate the money. They don’t control the money. They don’t even control the major donations. Those occur directly or via PACs.

              Everyone knows who is lobbying and for whom. So I don’t see deniability as a real purpose or issue.

              And they certainly do not control access. They gain access for their clients. No lobbyists and the clients will then get the access. Because the elected officials need that access to their constituents.

              Your stereotyping a group of people who provide a key service to the Citizenry. Focus on the bad apples instead of projecting to the entire group.

              The alternative is to find a person to run for office that is capable of understanding everything going on or that could affect from 1 to 2 million people in their district. Senators are even higher.

              • JAC, there you go again micro analyzing,

                The primary goal of much of the money that flows through U.S. politics is this: Influence. Corporations and industry groups, labor unions, single-issue organizations – together, they spend billions of dollars each year to gain access to decision-makers in government, all in an attempt to influence their thinking.

                There are many groups who could fall under the category of lobbyists. PACs would be one of them. If you want to get all technical, the lobbyists might not BE the money, but they REPRESENT the money. And I agree with the colonel, the lobbyists are calling the shots. It’s all about money, which comes from them.

  63. I have never seen such stupid questions being asked in the hearings for SCOTUS…..no wonder our government cannot function….the stupidity of it all.

  64. Just A Citizen says:

    Thought of the day:

    You cannot have freedom of trade and human movement at the global scale unless you formally eliminate centralized national governments.

    If a centralized govt. exists it could allow free trade and migration with another nations so inclined. But eventually someone will get control of the Power Stick and use it to their advantage. Utilizing the previous free trade and migration to undermine the opposition.

    But not to worry. Because there is a better chance for a snowball growing larger in hell than having centralized national governments eliminated.

  65. Question:

    There are Federal Immigration Laws. We are supposed to be a Nation of Laws. We are supposed to be law abiding citizens.

    So, If a Mayor or a city council decide to purposely ignore Federal Law…and purposely with fore thought, decide to violate the law…..why does that not make them criminals subject to the full force of the Law? So, if there is a sanctuary city, that is led by a council and Mayor and they instruct mmigrants on how to circumvent the law and instruct them not to cooperate with the law and instruct them to violate the law…..why are they not accomplices?

    IF an illegal commits a crime, any crime, and is not reported to Immigration as the Law dictates and the criminal is let go, why is there not “aiding and abetting”? If the same criminal commits a murder, why can you not indict the Mayor and the City council for manslaughter or for being an accomplice?

    If you are I drive a getaway car in a bank robbery, why are we an accomplice?

    • This is one of those great questions.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      d13

      Answer: It is in the wording of the laws and a SCOTUS ruling that the Feds cannot hijack a State Govt. and force it to “enforce” the federal laws.

      And the Mayor, etc. can be arrested for breaking laws if they directly interfere in the Feds action against a particular person. Obstruction of justice would be the charge.

      The States are not required to enforce Federal laws in any arena. This includes the EPA laws and regulations. Except that SCOTUS overrode Private Property rights and the “Taking Clause” when it comes to the Endangered Species Act. But even there the court did not say that the State “had to” enforce ESA against the private citizen. Only that the Fed’s had authority to force private landowners to comply with their rules.

  66. Just A Citizen says:

    OK, lets here some thoughts on this:

    http://bigstory.ap.org/122ae0b5848345faa88108a03de40c5a

  67. 2005! 2005! 2005! And Linsley Graham says its troubling. I’ll tell you what’s troubling. Lindsay and Johnny boy in collusion with Hillary and Barack at the behest of Angela overturning a legitimately elected government in the Ukraine for the benefit of German (and American) banks. That’s what is troubling! MoFo!

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