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  • Comey on List of Criminal Referrals in DOJ IG Findings

    11/12/2019 12:18:07 PM PST · 22 of 92
    Fishtalk to PGR88

    I feel like there is way more to the Jeff Sessions story than we know.

    I really believed he was somehow blackmailed. Maybe he had a son with a record. Maybe Sessions himself had skeletons in the closet.

    Because for a man to spend an entire campaign fawning over the candidate like Sessions did....for a man to be awarded a most prestigious position immediately upon that person’s election....than that man turns over the most important investigation of the candidate WITHOUT TELLING HIS NEW BOSS A THING ABOUT IT????

    There’s more to Sessions’ story than we know.

    So I argue.

  • F1 Visa Holders Exempt from FICA Taxes (Social Security)

    11/11/2019 9:47:36 AM PST · 60 of 68
    Fishtalk to Alberta's Child

    Every word in your post is true.

  • F1 Visa Holders Exempt from FICA Taxes (Social Security)

    11/11/2019 7:40:15 AM PST · 40 of 68
    Fishtalk to Alberta's Child

    The guy at my hospital, he was a doctor. He worked.

    Don’t think you got that right.

    The INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE CALLED ME UP AND TOLD ME NOT TO WITHHOLD FICA FROM THE GUY.

    The IRS knew he was working.

    Going out on a limb here, I think the IRS knows more than most on thread. They called me because I refused to stop FICA and the hospital had the IRS call me personally but guess what?

    I WAS WRONG!

    It happens.

  • F1 Visa Holders Exempt from FICA Taxes (Social Security)

    11/11/2019 7:32:31 AM PST · 36 of 68
    Fishtalk to CodeToad

    Once upon a time I paid people for a living.

    Worked at a hospital in Baltimore. They hired some guy from Pakistan. They demanded I stop FICA withholding from his pay.

    I yelled and carried on and said can’t do.

    But oh yeah they can.

    Lookit, they are not getting credit for any money paid into SS. Even IF, at a later date, they pursue and get a citizenship, THEY GET NO CREDIT FOR PAYING IN AT THAT TIME. This is simple, it’s because they didn’t.

    I don’t think this is really a bad thing although it messes up payroll. And no, the employer does not have to pay the match. Why should people have to pay into a program they will never use? And, as I said earlier, if they decide later to retire in America, they get no credit for money they never paid in.

    And bud, I have no idea where this extended family benefits comes from. Nobody gets extended family benefits from FICA.

  • F1 Visa Holders Exempt from FICA Taxes (Social Security)

    11/11/2019 7:27:08 AM PST · 33 of 68
    Fishtalk to CodeToad

    Not true.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 November 2019

    11/10/2019 10:36:05 AM PST · 146 of 171
    Fishtalk to All

    The Sunday political talk shows 11/9/19

    Below the FreeRepublic Sunday talk show thread link.
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3792899/posts

    The major talking points of the day

    Impeachment. Of course.


    FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas; Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y. The panel will be Karl Rove, former RINO Bush White House senior adviser; former Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md. Carries democrat water like a California desert pipeline); Josh Holmes (who is fair to Trump), former chief of staff to Sen. Mitch McConnell; and Mo Elleithee (Mo is short for Mohamad; he has served as spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton, and other Democratic elected officials and organizations), executive director of Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service. The program honors the U.S. Army Old Guard’s Caisson Platoon.

    Highlight of Fox News Sunday:
    Karl Rove tells us how to do it like he advised George Dubya Bush

    Link to Fox News Sunday Below:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N465INH8L7c


    MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn.; Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, author of “Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America.” The panel will be Yamiche Alcindor of “PBS NewsHour”; (Sometimes RINO, sometimes Never Trumper) radio host Hugh Hewitt; David Ignatius of The (Far Left Seattle Multi-billionaire Jeff Bezo’s) Washington Post; and Hallie Jackson of NBC and host of “MSNBC ‘TDS’ Live.”

    Highlight of Meet the Press:
    Sen. Rand Paul talks sense

    Link to Meet the Press show below:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybu-31wK3o4


    FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien; Sen. John Kennedy, R-La.; Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif. (NOPE* Dropout). The panel will be Margaret Talev of Axios, Bed-wetting Never Trumper Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Stephen Hayes (formerly editor-in-chief of the Weekly Standard—William Kristol’s Never Trump screed) of The Dispatch and Antjuan Seawright, Democratic strategist.

    Highlight of Face the Nation
    Sen. John Kennedy is loud and assertive. But he speaks truth.

    Below the link to Face the Nation:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RQH5HX69uY


    THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif.; Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas; Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The panel will be Mary Bruce and Matthew Dowd of ABC, Asma Khalid of NPR and Jonathan Swan of Axios (The ENTIRE panel may as well be democrat operatives. Not even a Never Trumper even!).

    Highlight of This Week with George Stephanopolous

    Matthew Dowd knows all. Says President Trump will be impeached.

    Link to This Week below:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AHn1QFg3_w


    STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. NOPE*. The panel will be Rep. Max Rose, D-N.Y.; Linda Chavez (Jul 15, 2019 quote: “If anyone should go back where he came from, it’s Donald Trump, whose permanent return to Trump Tower can’t come soon enough for me.”, director of Becoming American Initiative and former Reagan White House official; David Urban, member, Trump 2020 Advisory Committee; and Karine Jean-Pierre, author of “Moving Forward” and chief public affairs officer of MoveOn.org (except for Urban, all Left-wingers or Never Trumpers. And do you notice each panel EXCEPT for Maria’s show has a t least one democrat Congresscritter and zero GOP?).

    Highlight of State of the Union
    Sen. Ron Johnson tough and brusque takes on Jake Tapper

    Link to State of the Union below:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg7ei0sHCXc


    SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES (FNC): House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.; Mark Penn, former senior adviser to the Clintons

    Sunday Morning Futures:
    Lindsay Graham will listen to the IG’s before calling before his senate committee. He insists!

    Link below
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uIbkTCfEvs

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 November 2019

    11/10/2019 10:24:58 AM PST · 144 of 171
    Fishtalk to CincyRichieRich

    So here’s my puzzlement.

    I’d been hearing, as the liars always do, up until the election, that Bevin was down almost 20 points.

    That, of course, was wrong.

    It was said by all the fake media that Bevin was not very liked. Evidently it wasn’t a Republican thing as they elected all the down ballot Republican.

    As it turned out, Bevin is down only 4,000 votes if memory serves. A very possible amount to be stolen.

    But still, what the hell is wrong with this Bevin guy that his own state dislikes him so much?

    Maryland has a Republican Governor that only pretends to be GOP and many in that state dislike him. But it’s not like they don’t elect HIM and elect Republicans everywhere else.

    Did Bevin cheat on his wife? Did he promote some legislation that Kentucky did not like?

    What would a Republican do to be so disliked that a very red/blue state would elect the opposite, depending on color?

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 10 November 2019

    11/10/2019 4:34:36 AM PST · 7 of 171
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!
    Morning AB, All. As always, thank you AB for doing this thread so reliably and keeping the peace with gentle thread policing. Thank you Bray for weekly written wisdom, Thank you Rodguy for fishing tales and political perspectives from all angles, Thank all yon contributors for excellent commentary to flesh it all out.

     

    Below are the words from my daily political diary. It is quite long so scroll on by if not interested. But do stay around and add your commentary and point of view to the thread.

    TUESDAY 11/5/19

      POLITICAL MISCELANEY

      Not the biggest news on the horizon but it does continue on.

    JOE BIDEN STILL SMELLING CHILDREN’S HAIR

    Came across this while casually scanning Facebook. Below is the link to a video of same and some Twitter words that are interesting.

     

    href="https://twitter.com/michaelbeatty3/status/1190743554819149824">HERE

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    OFFICERS AT FEDERAL PRISON WHERE Jeffrey Epstein killed subpoenaed.

    This is probably going nowhere. Too many important people were part of that Epstein scandal and we all know our Ruling Class is taking back the country. They don’t need Jeffrey Epstein hanging around telling tales.

    HERE

    Federal investigators sought the grand jury subpoenas as they try to piece together the events leading up to Epstein’s suicide at the Metropolitan Correctional Center earlier this month, according to CNN.

    Two guardsmen who were tasked with watching Epstein are of particular interest to investigators. The pair, who have been placed on leave, are suspected to have fallen asleep on the job when Epstein died.

    Weds 11/6/19

    “AMERICAN” FAMILY KILLED IN MEXICO

      I chanced to hear about this huge and very strange event in the middle of last night as Fox News was still on the TV.

    The story has been all over Fox and Friends and on the Internet.

    It’s somewhat confusing but plenty people are on the case. We will watch.

    --------------------

    HERE

    The family is hailed as American yet they live in Mexico. Further, they are Mormon and as of this writing, early on Tuesday, live in Mexico. Scuttlebutt has it that the LeBaron name is well known in Mormon circles and there’s some question about multiple wives and marrying young teenagers.

    At least three American mothers and six children who live in the Mexican border state of Sonora have been killed in a shooting attack Monday.

    Rhonita Maria LeBaron died along with her twin 6-month-old babies and her two other children aged 8 and 10 when drug cartel gunmen opened fire on their van, hitting the gas tank and causing an explosion, relatives say.

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    SOME NEW INFO ABOUT HUNTER BIDEN AND HIS UNUSUAL UKRAINIAN EVENTS

    Of course anyone with half a brain does not believe that Joe Biden never talked to his son about his new job at Ukraine’s Burisma job. We also do not believe that there wasn’t some actions going on behind the scenes that will prove that Hunter Biden got a $50,000 a month job for favors to be granted to Burisma.

    Some of us were born at night, but none of us were born LAST night.

    So reliable journalist John Solomon, well-respected and hard-working, is getting lots of information. Let’s hope he doesn’t end up dead in some park.

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    HERE

    Hunter Biden and his Ukrainian gas firm colleagues had multiple contacts with the Obama State Department during the 2016 election cycle, including one just a month before Vice President Joe Biden forced Ukraine to fire the prosecutor investigating his son’s company for corruption, newly released memos show.

    During that February 2016 contact, a U.S. representative for Burisma Holdings sought a meeting with Undersecretary of State Catherine A. Novelli to discuss ending the corruption allegations against the Ukrainian firm where Hunter Biden worked as a board member, according to memos obtained under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. (I filed that suit this summer with the help of the public interest law firm the Southeastern Legal Foundation.)

    Just three weeks before Burisma’s overture to State, Ukrainian authorities raided the home of the oligarch who owned the gas firm and employed Hunter Biden, a signal the long-running corruption probe was escalating in the middle of the U.S. presidential election.

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    Thurs 11/7/19

    LOOKS LIKE LOSS FOR GOVERNOR OF KENTUCKY.

      I had been hearing all week that the incumbent Governor, Matt Bevin, is very disliked and he was, at the time of this writing, over 20% down.

    It appears that Bevin lost by 4,000 votes but the result has not, as of this writing, been acclaimed.

    I wonder what on earth would make a state dislike its Governor so very, very much. Even President Trump tried to help, and he did, but couldn’t save the guy.

    All the rest of the Republicans running won their elections.

    What the hell is wrong with Matt Bevin?

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    GIVE THAT CAT A HELMET AND A CONTRACT!

    Plenty of folks saw the famous black cat that evidently identified as a football player. The cat ran around the field as I hooped and hollered and cheered towards a touchdown.

    It is said that the home team feeds these cats by the dugout and who is surprised that one of them wanted to play?

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    NOT POLITICS BY PAT

    …..some TV notes

    None of the judges are happy on “Dancing With the Stars” but Sean Spicer is still on the show. President Trump gave him some help. Didn’t work with Bevin but helped Spicer.

    I note that it seems like more and more TV shows feature people wanting to be the other sex. Chicago Med has a guy on the show, a patient, but at around age 60 he decided he was a she. The story line revolved around his re-attachment to his wife, who accepted him happily as a woman.

    FOLKS THAT WAS THE UGLIEST WOMAN IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE!!

    “Special Victims Unit” has a plot line involving a psychotherapist who had been a male once but was now a female killing people who try to prevent her patient, a little boy who wants to be a little girl.

    It was the dumbest show on TV that week.

     

    Finally, DISNEY INTRODUCES GAY KISS SCENE

    Seriously kids need cartoons like the above?

    Fri 11/8/19

    NO BIDENS IN THE SENATE

    Oh my goodness no, we can’t be bringing cheating Joe Biden and his nothing-burger son to testify before the senate, goodness, goodness no.

    Even Delaware’s own Chris Coons protests the damage to the senate should it start bringing former senators before it as if common criminals.

    And, I will insert here, THESE ARE OUR RULING ELITE!!!

    Do you understand people? They are allowed to have their sons receive billions of dollars for very questionable reasons and HOW DARE WE ASK QUESTIONS!!!

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    HERE

    Senate Democrats issued stark warnings on Wednesday that Republicans would severely damage the institution of Congress if they acquiesced to a push from Trump allies to haul former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter for testimony about their actions in Ukraine.

    A top Biden ally, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), told The Daily Beast that calling the 2020 presidential contender—who served for 35 years in the Senate—and his son for testimony “would be literally rolling a grenade down the aisle of the Senate” that would have “lasting consequences” on the upper chamber’s ability to work together.

    The idea of bringing in the Bidens to testify has gained traction in recent days as allies of President Donald Trump have flirted with counter-programming the impeachment proceedings in the House by having the GOP-led Senate call witnesses of their own.

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    These are our rulers and how dare we ask if they are cheating by having sons getting millions while our sons fight their stupid wars.

    And Chris Coons? Hah. Well he’s defending the Ruling Class that he is now a part of.

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    THE “WHISTLEBLOWERS” LAWYER TURNS OUT TO HAVE BEEN PLOTTING A COUP AGAINST THE ELECTED PRESIDENT IN 2017, LONG BEFORE THE FAMOUS PHONE CALL.

    Folks these people, our Ruling Class, have been plotting and scheming the takedown of the president us idiots out here across the fruity plains have duly elected.

    Mark Zaid is said to be the lawyer of Eric Ciaramella, the alleged Whistle Blower and part of this most recent scheme to take down the president we elected.

    These messages written by Zaid were written in 2017, long before Trump ever picked up the phone to call the president of the Ukraine.

    It’s all been part of their plan.

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    HERE

    A few people have started looking at the connections behind Mark Zaid, the attorney for CIA “whistleblower” Eric Ciaramella. What is starting to emerge is evidence of what CTH outlined yesterday; the current impeachment process is part of a coup continuum, and everything around the whistleblower is part of a long-ago planned and pre-constructed operation.

    Two strong examples are very poignant:

    Mark S. Zaid @MarkSZaidEsq

    "It's very scary. We will get rid of him, and this country is strong enough to survive even him and his supporters. We have to" 9:45 PM · Jul 1, 2017

    AND

    Mark S. Zaid @MarkSZaidEsq

    #coup has started. As one falls, two more will take their place. #rebellion #impeachment 9:52 PM · Jan 30, 2017·Twitter for Android

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     The good news is that they’re not going to win with this sham.

    They need to stop or the citizens will rise to take back their country.

    I’m very serious.

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    Sat 11/9/19

    MAYOR BLOOMBERG THROWS HAT IN RING

      Goodness it’s a slow news day. For all day it’s been excitement in the voices of the fake media over this bit of news.

    I am not at all excited.

    Bloomberg will put us in jail for using a straw. We will not be able to buy large sodas and calories and lectures shall be on all menus.

    President Trump, on the other hand, expresses great joy at the thought of running against Bloomberg.

    All I can say, if Trump gets to run against Bloomberg he better damn well win.

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    HERE

    Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York, is preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary, according to NBC News, which cited a Bloomberg advisor.

    The move didn’t necessarily mean Bloomberg was announcing a campaign, a source close to Bloomberg told NBC News. Rather, this source said, he’s doing this to keep his options open. Bloomberg is “troubled” by what he has seen in the Democratic primary, the source added.

    “He’s still not sure,” a source told CNBC. This source also said these are “unprecedented times” and that Bloomberg is concerned about what he’s seeing both from Democrats and President Donald Trump.

    The New York Times reported Thursday, citing people briefed on the plans, that Bloomberg was working on entering at least one Democratic presidential primary and potential the overall race for the chance to take on Trump in 2020.

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    GIGGLE OF THE WEEK

  • Trump encounters GOP resistance to investigating Hunter Biden

    11/08/2019 12:56:59 PM PST · 98 of 177
    Fishtalk to Buckeye McFrog

    BINGO!

  • Tulsi Gabbard qualifies for November presidential debate, defying predictions

    11/07/2019 1:01:43 PM PST · 39 of 59
    Fishtalk to montag813

    I agree with every word you said.

    There is something about this woman that makes me dislike her more than any of the others.

    It’s because she’s fooling us....doing whatever it takes.

    If she was who she tries to convince us she is she certainly would never support impeaching a duly elected president.

    Can’t stand her.

  • America is tripping over Donald Trump and dance dunce Sean Spicer

    11/06/2019 4:21:54 AM PST · 20 of 29
    Fishtalk to a little elbow grease

    Lookit, I am a great devotee to DWTS, not that I have a bunch of righteous pride over that fact.

    And let’s not hesitate, Sean Spicer is a terrible dancer.

    But DWTS always has several things, as I enumerate:
    -one of the bachelors or bachelorettes from that ABC series “The Bachelor(ette).
    -a football player
    -a very old former star
    -some sort of political figure
    -a former childhood star

    They have had people win that were terrible dancers before. Many made their way to the top three that weren’t good.

    It’s part of their schtick. It keeps up the interest.

    And let’s not forget that President Trump publicly asked people to vote for Spicer, at least as I hear. But again, it’s part of their schtick. You got a president talking up your show, you are a success.

    Spicer is not going to win this thing. He might make the top three, maybe even second place.

    But he’s got a friendly disposition, wears some pretty outrageous outfits with a good sense of humor, he gets nostalgic when mourning a family death.

    He’s well liked! He dances like an elephant but smiling the whole time.

    Winning on DWTS, at least up to the last minute, is as much about personality as dancing talent.

    Finally, Christine Brinkley’s daughter replaced her when the former super model allegedly fractured her ankle and so conveniently her young, beautiful and agile daughter was able to take her place.

    She was a good dancer, Sailor (who names their kid this?) Brinkley but she got thrown off early on.

    Americans don’t much like cheaters.

    I’m done.

  • ‘DWTS’ Viewer Meltdown: How Can Dems Win in 2020 ‘If We Can’t Even’ Vote Off Sean Spicer

    11/05/2019 10:54:51 AM PST · 27 of 65
    Fishtalk to chief lee runamok

    I am a great fan of this show.

    Sean is awkward and it appears they are deliberately giving him silly outfits.

    But President Trump asked America to vote for Sean and he’s still own when much better dancers have been sent home.

    BUT HEY....he’s got a pleasant disposition. Len, the grouchball coach, can’t stand Sean.

    He did a great tribute in a recent dance remembering a lost loved one. He’s a good sport about the silly outfits.

    And AMERICA’S NOT SENDING HIM HOME!!!!

    Heh.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 3 November 2019

    11/03/2019 1:22:53 PM PST · 239 of 250
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!

    It’s a tie between pecans and almonds.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 3 November 2019

    11/03/2019 11:00:16 AM PST · 206 of 250
    Fishtalk to shalom aleichem

    The Sunday political talk shows 11/3/19

    Below the FreeRepublic Sunday talk show thread link.
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3791121/posts

    The major talking points of the day
    IMPEACHMENT, IMPEACHMENT, IMPEACHMENT,….NOT MUCH ON AL-BAGHDADDI


    FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.). Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president. Mike Rizzo, general manager of the Washington Nationals. Today’s panel of Never Trumpers and Leftist morons: Bret Baier; Martha MacCallum; Kristen Soltis Anderson; Juan Williams.

    Highlight of Fox News Sunday:
    Kellyanne Conway gets into yet another Sunday argument.

    Link to Fox News Sunday Below:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr5CxFHVfyo


    MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Terri Sewell, D-Ala.; Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla.; Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, NOPE*. The democrat news media panel, spiced with Never Trumpers, includes Tom Brokaw of NBC News and author of “The Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate”; Helene Cooper of The New York Times; John Harwood, CNBC editor-at-large; Rich Lowry, editor of National Review and author of “The Case for Nationalism”; and Anna Palmer of Politico.

    Highlight of Meet the Press:
    Goodness, Tom Brokow. Is he still around?

    Link to Meet the Press show below:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IptlqWCBKb4


    FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield). Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough). The stacked, Left-wing panel: David Drucker, the Washington Examiner; David Nakamura, the Washington Post; Nancy Cordes; John Hudson, the Washington Post.

    Highlight of Face the Nation
    Kevin McCarthy-best interviewee today

    Below the link to Face the Nation:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj9tRYp9VMk


    THIS WEEK (ABC): Presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-South Bend, Ind.) NOPE*. The impeachment inquiry: Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.); Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.). Today’s panel of drooling haters: Chris Christie; Rahm Emanuel; Alexi McCammond, Axios; Julie Pace, Associated Press.

    Highlight of This Week with George Stephanopolous

    Pete Buttigieg….he’s cute but he’s silly

    Link to This Week below:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9dBkfdMKx8


    STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Kellyanne Conway; Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.). Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang NOPE* (his second NOPE of the morning!) and his wife Evelyn Yang. The Leftwing panel includes: Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.); Scott Jennings; Terry McAuliffe; Mary Katharine Ham.

    Highlight of State of the Union
    Kellyanne Conway gets in on-air fight with host. She wins.

    Link to State of the Union below:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNTE1xetcu0


    SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES (FNC): Steve Bannon, former Trump White House chief strategist; Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, presidential candidate; Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; Sidney Powell, attorney for Gen. Michael Flynn and author of “License to Lie”; Lee Smith, author of “The Plot Against the President.”

    Sunday Morning Futures:
    Tulsi Gabbard failed greatly to impress me

    Link below
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ONjL5UVOlw

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 3 November 2019

    11/03/2019 7:26:27 AM PST · 89 of 250
    Fishtalk to kabar

    You get praise to Tulsi but I am not fooled.

    She should go away.

    She’s not a constitution loving American.

    She’s a fake.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 3 November 2019

    11/03/2019 4:38:17 AM PST · 6 of 250
    Fishtalk to Alas Babylon!
    Morning AB, All. As always, thank you AB for doing this thread so reliably and keeping the peace with gentle thread policing. Thank you Bray for weekly written wisdom, Thank you Rodguy for fishing tales and political perspectives from all angles, Thank all yon contributors for excellent commentary to flesh it all out.

     Below are the words from my daily political diary. It is quite long so scroll on by if not interested. But do stay around and add your commentary and point of view to the thread.

    I would remind yon readers that FreeRepublic is currently in the middle of a campaign to raise money. Throw some bucks in the pot and keep constant and messy advertising far away.

    Tuesday 10/29/19

    BIGGEST NEWS OF WEEKEND…ABU BAKR al-BAGHDADi DEAD

      It was all a big surprise and a bit confusing. On Saturday night, 10/26/19, President Trump sent out a Tweet stating that something big happened. Via various venues listeners heard this message and the fact that the President would be giving a statement at 9am on the following Sunday, 10/27/19.

    Which he did.

    To the shock, and a blossoming joy , of America, we learn that this al-Baghadi fellow, a fine, fine human, was caught by the Kurds and Americans working together. Trapped in an escape-less tunnel , El-Baghadi set off his suicide vest, killing himself and his three children.

    Frankly, even though I call myself a news junkee, I didn’t know anybody was even looking for the guy. But oh boy, since then, I sure have learned a lot.

    Now back for a moment to this notice by Trump. Seems he didn’t tell but a few people about the plan. One of which was NOT Nancy Pelosi.

    I also learned that this fellow had been released by President Obama when he released all the prisoners in Iraqi prisons as America pulled out.

    This El Baghdadi guy cut off people’s heads, set them on fire in small cages, captured a young, naïve American girl, kept her prisoner and raped her repeatedly, ripping off her fingernails and eventually causing her death.

    He wasn’t a nice guy is what I learned.

    As of this writing it’s been a subject on the news all day, as would be expected.

    The Democrats received no notification but plans are afoot to impeach Trump for being mean to prisoners.

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    Katie Hill, D, California, CHOOSES TO RESIGN

    First, I never heard of Katie Hill, but like Baghdadi before her, suddenly she is all over the news.

    No she wasn’t trapped in a tunnel to kill herself. But evidently she had some sort of romantic relationship with a member of staff.

    BUT IT GETS WORSE!

    Turns out she and her husband were involved in some sort of weird threesome. Hill is bisexual and her “other” romantic partner is a woman.

    Do any of these people live normal lives?

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    HERE

    Last week, the House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into allegations that Hill was romantically involved with her legislative director, Graham Kelly, a relationship that would violate House ethics rules.

    Hill was seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, a 32-year-old lawmaker who flipped a Republican-held seat in a district northeast of Los Angeles.

    Her departure came swiftly after allegations surfaced about a week ago in an article on the conservative website RedState.org. The article alleged that Hill and her husband were in a consensual three-person relationship with a woman on her campaign team. The article included text messages it said were between Hill and the woman as well as intimate photos of them together. Hill is openly bisexual. The article also alleged that Hill was involved romantically with Kelly.

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    60 MINUTES, THE BIDEN INTERVIEW

    I chanced to watch the interview of Joe Biden on “60 Minutes”, 10/28/19.

    Couple of things stick out in my mind.

    One was when the interviewer asked Biden what President Trump should do to earn the respect of the American people. We must suppose that the conversation before this query involved President Trump and how everyone hates him.

    Biden squints an eye and says the one thing Trump needed to do that we all prayed about for days on end: “He could release his tax returns.”

    THAT’S THE TICKET!!!

    We’ve all been praying to Trump to release his tax returns.

    That’s the best Biden could come up with.

    Ole Joe went on to declare his son Hunter never discussed the Ukraine Burisma deal with him and he never said he would deny Ukraine American money if they didn’t get prosecutors off of Burisma’s case.

    Heh. Even though we’ve all heard him say so with our lying ears.

    Finally, the interviewer asked why President Obama would not endorse him.

    “Because I want to do this on my own,” ole Joe declared.

    Man I got a bridge to sell anyone who believes this.

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    THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

    I feel great concern for those poor California home owners who are being forced to evacuate as fire rages around them.

    I try to imagine how heart-broken I would be if a fire threatened to burn up my home, my property, my memories, maybe my pets.

    But I get confused. If you live on a hill known far and wide for its voracious winds, filled with trees that burn easily….why would you build a house there?

    Okay, I will shut up for now. There is probably much I do not know.

    But to always be afraid a spark might fly, a breeze might blow?

    Wouldn’t do it to begin with.

    Weds 10/30/19

     

     

    She’s a Belgian Malinois. She’s America’s Hero for the day. Her name is Conan, as in “Barbarian”.

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    HERE

    Though no U.S. forces were killed in the Saturday evening raid that led to the death of an ISIS leader, one military working dog suffered severe injuries in the line of duty.

    The dog, whose name and breed remain unknown, chased Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi into a tunnel and cornered him. With no place to go, the terrorist leader blew himself up along with three of his children, who he was using as human shields.

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    She’s been the subject of much admiration across the fruity plains. Because Americans love their dogs.

    The Muslims? Not so much.

    So Conan chased the fabulous, per the Washington Post, Al-Baghdadi into a tunnel where he set off his vest to blow himself, and his three innocent children, to smithereens. For a while it was being reported that the military dog died in the scuffle but now we hear she is alive and proud of her canine self.

    I once had a Belgian Malinois. Had her for 13 years. Loved her to bits.

    A Malinois is not for the meek. DO NOT GET ONE OF THESE DOGS UNLESS YOU CAN CONTROL HURRICANES AND FOREST FIRES!

    My but she was wonderful. My but how I miss her.

    She never captured a terrorist but one time she did stop a dog about to attack me viciously. Goodness knows what would have happened had she not been with me.

    Congrats to Conan. WE LOVE YOU SWEETHEART!!!

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    Political cartoon of week

    10/31/19-Thurs

    DEMOCRAT TO NOT VOTE FOR IMPEACHMENT

     As of this writing it is the day before the House’s great impeachment vote. Already one Democrat has vowed not to vote in favor or removing the President.

    Turns out it’s a fellow from New Jersey who won his election by a hair in 2016 and doesn’t want to risk losing it.

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    HERE

    Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) said Tuesday that he will likely vote against a resolution by House Democrats to formalize their secret impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, prompting more uncertainly around whether Thursday’s expected vote will go on as planned.

    Asked by NBC News reporter Alex Moe if he supports the measure, Van Drew replied: “I would imagine that I’m not voting for it.” Van Drew, whose district President Trump won in 2016, is among roughly a dozen House Democrats who oppose the impeachment inquiry. “I have long maintained the position that the impeachment or potential impeachment would not be good for Democrats or Republicans,” the lawmaker told Fox News in September.

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    FORMER VP JOE BIDEN DENIED HOLY COMMUNION

    The Catholic church is against abortion and always has been.

    And nearby we have a plethora of allegedly Catholic politicos who promote and proclaim the miracle of murdering a baby in womb, and, of late, even after birth.

    I’ve had non-Catholics often ask me why does the church keep giving the likes of Biden and yes, Nancy Pelosi (who attended St. Leo’s, near me in Baltimore, all her life), are given communion when every priest knows they promote something the church so dislikes.

    So it would turn out that one brave church denied Biden communion.

    Good for them!

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    HERE

    "I'm not going to discuss that," Biden told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell in an on-air phone interview on Tuesday.

    Biden and his wife attended Mass at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence during a campaign stop, but he was reportedly denied Holy Communion, the practice of imbibing bread and wine (which Catholics believe represent the body and blood of Jesus Christ), after the pastor took issue with Biden's support of women's right to an abortion. (snip)

    Biden, who earlier this year condemned state legislation across the country that barred women from having the procedure, said: "I'm a practicing Catholic. I practice my faith, but I've never let my religious beliefs, which I accept based on Church doctrine ... impose ... on other people."

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    NOT politics by pat

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    Came across this graphic of the 5 best sentences and liked it so much decided to include it in the weekly NOT Politics….

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    The Cat and Falling leaves

    For about two weeks now I note my cat sitting by the sliding glass door and watching the outside intently. Now these are indoor cats but like all cats, they love sitting at the window and watching the world without.

    One of my especial vigilant cats would get all excited and do that cat crouch they do when watching something floating in the air, running on the land, or movement around their cat selves.

    At first I thought it was bugs. She loves to stalk bugs that crawl upon the window but, of course, she cannot catch the creature on the outside. Then I thought it might be birds flying about looking for bird seed I sometimes put out.

    IT WAS A FALLING LEAF!!

    In fact, it was MANY fallen leaves. She would see a leaf floating gently down from a tree, after all it IS October, and stalk it as it fell, then assume the crouch/attack position.

    She’s going to be busy for the next couple of months I must assume.

    DANCING WITH THE STARS 

    It is one of my favorite competitive reality TV shows. And this year has a special humor in that former White House press Secretary Sean Spicer is a contender.

    Yes he is an awful dancer. It would seem, however, that President Trump threw out a cheer for Sean and asked Americans to vote for him.

    Which Americans have, evidently, been doing.

    First, quick summary of the most recent show:

     

    Scores out of 30

     

    -Hannah Brown/Alan Bersten-she is bachelorette-25

     

    -Kel Mitchell/Witney Carson-something about "good burger-27, quick step

     

    -Kate Flannery/Pasha-Actress "Good Office", rumba,24

     

    -Lauren Alain/Gleb Savchenko-singer-argentine tango,27

     

    -Karamo/Jenna-"Queer Eye", paso doble, 25

     

    -Ally Brooke/Sasha Farber, Pop singer, tango-27

     

    -Sean Spicer/Lindsay, former press secretary, jive,18

     

    -James Van Der Beek/Emma Slater, TV icon, -27-waltz

    There are four ties above, for 27 points, to include Ally Brooke, James Van Der Beek, Kel Mitchell, and Lauren Alain.

    The bottom two this week were: 

     

     Kate/tasha

    Kamaro/jenna

     

    Note Spicer was not one of the bottom two although his scores have been consistently low. This week his score, doing the Jive dressed as Frankenstein, was 18.

    Sent home…

    …..Kamaro/Jenna

    For now I predict the winner will be James Van Der Beek. And I think Sean will be going home very soon but God bless, he did his best, he smiled, he had a pleasant disposition.

    Heh. 

    Fri 11/1/19

    WHISTLE BLOWER IDENTIFIED

    As I am to understand I might well be the only human on planet earth to not know the identity of this so-called Whistle Blower.

    He is Eric Ciaramella and, well he’s a big lying spy leftover from the Obama administration.

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    HERE

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019 New developments are surfacing in the impeachment inquiry. Media company RealClear Politics claimed Wednesday there’s strong evidence that the alleged whistleblower could be Eric Ciaramella.

    Ciaramella is a registered Democrat who previously worked with former Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan. His name has been tossed around on social media platforms for weeks and is known by many on Capitol Hill.

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    HOUSE IMPEACHMENT NONSENSE

     

    Why yes I did tune in to the impeachment show put on by the House of Representatives. As of this writing, one Nancy Pelosi is telling the world how nobody there wants to impeach the President.

    Yet we know that’s all every ruling class Democrat wants more than diamonds for Christmas.

    Republicans doing a pretty good job of expressing their ire.

    I’m sure, in due course, President Trump will express his opinions.

    He is the one with the biggest bully pulpit.

    Heh.

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    POLITICAL MISCELLANY

    Some snippets of the culture not necessarily totally political and mostly just my opinion.

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    That hero dog, Conan I think was her name although they say they can’t release the dog’s name. But I read Conan somewhere so for now I’m sticking to it.

    Love that picture of her, straight and proud and happy.

    She is a Belgian Malinois. I once had a Malinois. These dogs are not for the meek. Had her for twelve years. Loved her dearly. Miss her even more now that she’s part of a heroic breed.

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    I been thinking about that little girl on the cruise ship. She was playing, along with other kids, around a row of tall windows. One of the windows was open and the child fell through it to her death below.

    Her grandfather was watching her at the time and he didn’t notice the window was open.

    Lookit, God bless that little girl who is now in Jesus’ arms in heaven I’ve no doubt. But that setup was an accident waiting to happen.

    A line of windows that a child could easily fall out of before realizing the window was open. All of the other windows were very clean I must suppose. Her watchful grandfather didn’t know that window was open. Obviously, or he would have pulled the toddler to safety.

    Now we hear that Puerto Rico has charged that poor heart-broken man with negligent homicide.

    Folks, this is a money thing and nothing less.

    See, if the grandfather is charged with a crime, well it will help the cruise lines avoid the huge payments they will have to pay out from the civil lawsuit.

    The window was open. Someone could walk through it. Children were playing all about.

    The dumbest setup in town but to save money they are charging the grandfather with a non-existent crime.

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    We hear that Catherine Herridge is leaving Fox and going to CBS.

    By me, Catherine Herridge is one of the best investigative journalists around today. Lord I hope she doesn’t turn into another CBS fake news reporter.

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    So the Jeffrey Epstein death is considered a homicide by a world reknown medical examiner?

    Three broken hyoid bones are the major reasons Epstein’s death is considered such. A person committing suicide would likely not break so many of their own neck bones.

    Guards taking a nap. Cameras strangely turned off.

    Somebody killed this guy, provider of young women to the famous.

    Already I suspect the Clintons’ hand in this.

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    “Clarion Call” is an American business dedicated to nothing more than making money. Through marvelous use of technology, mass communication and an interconnected society , “CC”, as it became known, unwittingly stepped up to podium when the government of the United States totally collapsed, all under its own bureaucratic weight.

      Solidly set and running smoothly with an economic and intellectual infrastructure that included millions of American citizens, talents ready, workers inside of the government institutions, an ant hill existed below the fruited plains that arose to save the most powerful country in the world.

      All this without a single bureaucrat lifting a finger, without a solitary politician casting a vote.

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    Sat 11/2/19

    FORMER CIA DIRECTOR THANKS GOD FOR “DEEP STATE”

    First, I didn’t know that some guy with a last name of McLaughlin was ever Director of the CIA.

    That name means a lot to me. First, it was MY last name for 21 years. Second, how well I remember “The McLaughlin Group”, a respected forum to discuss politics a few years ago.

    But besides the name jolt, the former head of the CIA thanks God for this Deep State? What, he thinks a bunch of bureaucrats and folks with no loyalty to the citizenry or the country of the United States are a good thing?

    The CIA, FBI, DNI…..insert alphabet spy/police agency of your choice….they are all behind this Russia Collusion, the Ukraine nonsense, the constant attempt to take down the president we duly elected.

    And now we know that these agencies THANKS GOD FOR THE DEEP STATE.

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    HERE

    BRENNAN: “But there is something unique you have to agree, that now the impeachment inquiry is underway, sparked by complaint from someone within the intelligence community. It feeds the President’s concern and often used term about a ‘deep state’ being there to take him out.”

     

    MCLAUGHLIN: “Thank God for the deep state."

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    Tells you all you need to know. 

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    GIGGLE TO END THE WEEK

  • Trump’s Best Option for Avoiding Impeachment: An Apology (barf alert)

    11/01/2019 12:15:02 PM PDT · 12 of 66
    Fishtalk to Jewbacca

    You’re right.

    Guy is, was, a very good writer.

    But he climbed on the NEVER TRUMP wagon and became a nobody.

  • HUGE! Suspected ‘Whistleblower’ Ciaramella May Be CIA Spy Planted in Trump White House Identified..

    11/01/2019 7:27:04 AM PDT · 14 of 92
    Fishtalk to rlmorel

    Thanks.

    Good job.

  • Catherine Herridge, Fox News Veteran, Moves to CBS News

    10/31/2019 5:38:28 AM PDT · 17 of 129
    Fishtalk to grayboots

    She’s one of my favorites at Fox.

    I wish her luck.

    She’s good at what she does.

  • Matt Gaetz Files Ethics Complaint Against Adam Schiff

    10/30/2019 12:15:59 PM PDT · 18 of 42
    Fishtalk to Brown Deer

    I got the letter pic.

    Working fine.