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  • Donald Trump And The Wollman Rinking of American Politics(Flashback !!)

    03/31/2020 8:18:50 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/24/2015 | By Irwin Kula and Craig Hatkoff
    ---SNIP--- The Wollman Rink fiasco amplified the public perception of the general incompetence of government and their inability to complete even the simplest projects. Enter the Donald. In late May of 1986, the 39-year-old Trump made an offer to Mayor Ed Koch. Trump would step in and take over the construction and operation of the project for no profit and have it up and running in time for the holiday season. Koch tried mightily and quite sneakily tried to reject Trump’s offer.
  • After ICE Raids, a Reckoning in Mississippi’s Chicken Country

    12/28/2019 7:56:44 AM PST · by karpov · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 28, 2019 | Richard Fausset
    ... Mr. Grant clearly remembered Aug. 7, the day the Trump administration performed sweeping immigration raids on seven chicken plants in central Mississippi. He remembered the news flashing on his phone: 680 Hispanic workers arrested. He remembers seeing an opportunity. “I figured there should be some jobs,” he said. He figured right. The raids were believed to be the largest statewide immigration crackdown in recent history and a partial fulfillment of President Trump’s vow to remove millions of undocumented workers from the country. The impact on Mississippi’s immigrant community has been devastating. For nonimmigrant workers, the aftermath has forced them...
  • Jeb: I am curious

    10/05/2019 11:06:49 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 105 replies
    Jeb Bush Twitter ^ | 10/4/19 | Jeb!
    I am curious, how do you tell a grandchild (or child if you are younger) to not use profane language when the President of the US and many other public figures use profanity regularly?— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) October 5, 2019
  • Koch Network Admits They Failed to Stop Trump’s Tariffs: ‘We Were Wrong’

    09/20/2019 7:33:09 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Sep 2019 | JOHN BINDER
    The donor-class Koch network headed by GOP mega-donor Charles Koch is now admitting they failed to turn the American people against President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports. In June 2018, the Koch network of organizations — which include Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Partners, and the Libre Initiative — launched a campaign against Trump’s economic nationalist policies that have helped weaken China’s economy and brought the U.S. steel industry roaring back, mostly by imposing tariffs on various foreign imports. The goal of the Koch network’s campaign was to champion free trade at all costs by claiming tariffs are increasing prices on...
  • ‘We were wrong’: Koch strategy against Trump’s trade falls short

    09/20/2019 6:04:42 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-19-2019 | Brian Schwarz
    The political network funded in part by billionaire libertarian Charles Koch is going to try a new strategy against President Donald Trump’s trade war with China after conceding that its previous campaign hasn’t worked. Koch network leaders said Thursday that their digital and TV ad blitz that emphasized how Americans could experience financial pain from the tariff fight wasn’t panning out the way they had hoped. “The argument that, you know, the tariffs are adding a couple thousand dollars to the pickup truck that you’re buying is not persuasive,” a senior Koch official says. he political network funded in part...
  • Faces of left wing hate: Bill Maher

    08/28/2019 9:16:40 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-27-19 | DrJohn
    I thought it would be interesting to scrutinize the evolution the left and in particular the democrat party has undergone, piece at a time. It is no longer civilized. It has been co opted by pure unadulterated irrational hatred. It is taking on the appearance of mental illness. Bill Maher once likened those who flew the American jets full of living people into buildings on 9-11 heroes.“We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That’s cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it’s not cowardly.” He really...
  • Get Ready For Apocalypse Ruth

    08/26/2019 2:30:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | Auust 26, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    Progressives’ ghoulish glee over the death of an old man turned into barely constrained panic when, later that day, it was revealed that their heroine Ruth Bader Ginsberg was just treated for pancreatic cancer yet again. Their disgraceful joy at David Koch’s passing was yet another reminder of the harsh truth that leftists want you dead or enslaved. Koch’s sin was that he disagreed with liberals (though, in important ways, also with conservatives). For that, these cretins danced around like idiots celebrating his succumbing. And they’ll celebrate when you die too. Always believe people who tell you they hate you...
  • DNC Speaker: Socialism Endorsed By Constitution, Bible

    08/24/2019 8:22:56 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 85 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 23, 2019 | Cameron Cawthorne
    'If you want to have a moral debate, bring it on, baby' A speaker at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting Friday said if free health care is labeled "socialism" by Republicans, then they should "acknowledge that the Bible must then promote socialism." "When we embrace moral language, we must ask does our policy care for the least of these? Does it lift up those who are most marginalized and dejected in our society? Does it establish justice? That is the moral question," said Rev. William Barber, who has spoken at several DNC meetings. "If someone calls it socialism, then...
  • FLASHBACK: When Liberals Got Mad and Protested David Koch for Giving $100 Million to a Hospital

    08/24/2019 8:14:13 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 23, 2019 | Andrew Stiles
    'No justice, no peace!' they chanted Libertarian philanthropist David Koch has passed away at the age of 79. He, along with his brother Charles Koch, was one of the most reviled individuals in American politics among journalists and other left-wing activists, even when they were doing ostensibly uncontroversial things such as donating large amounts of money to a hospital. In March 2014, liberal activist groups staged a protest outside the planned site of the David H. Koch Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. The center was funded in part by a $100 million donation from the man Democratic billionaire...
  • Wichita television station reporting David Koch died

    08/23/2019 5:35:40 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 103 replies
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  • Report: Billionaire Kochs Peddled Job-Killing Free Trade Agenda to Democrats

    08/19/2019 8:03:26 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2019 | JOHN BINDER
    The pro-mass immigration Koch brothers, mega-donors to the GOP establishment, helped market endless free trade policies to Democrat politicians, a new book details. A report by the Intercept outlines a recently released book titled Kochland by Christopher Leonard where the author alleges that brothers Charles and David Koch funded a 2007 report by the left-wing Third Way organization to warn Democrat politicians against the populist, economic nationalist arguments made by Lou Dobbs at the time. Though aligned for the last few decades with Republican lawmakers, the Kochs were major supporters of the economic policies of the Obama administration which sought...
  • Americans Apply for Jobs at Koch Foods After ICE Raid

    08/13/2019 2:15:38 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | Neil Munro
    Roughly 150 locals attended an August 12 job fair to apply for jobs at the Koch Foods’ plants in Mississippi. The fair was run after the August 7 removal of 243 alleged illegal migrants in two of the company’s chicken processing plants, according to local authorities. The local Jackson Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported 25 to 30 people went to the job fair in Forest, Mississippi. The report said: Kamerio Whitley, a resident of the nearby town of Morton, spoke to reporters after he left the building. He said there were several positions available at the plant, including forklift operators. Whitley said...
  • Nearly 700 people DETAINED in ICE raids at Mississippi food processing plants in the largest...

    08/07/2019 6:48:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | AUG 7, 2019 | AP
    FULL TITLE: Nearly 700 people DETAINED in ICE raids at Mississippi food processing plants in the largest workplace sting in a decade U.S. immigration officials have raided numerous Mississippi food processing plants and arrested 680 mostly Latino workers in what marks the largest workplace sting in at least a decade. The raids, which took place on Wednesday, happened in small towns near Jackson with a workforce made up largely of Latino immigrants. The towns hit include Bay Springs, Carthage, Canton, Morton, Pelahatchie and Sebastapol. About 600 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents surrounded the perimeters of a Koch Foods Inc....
  • Billionaire Koch Brothers: Americans Must Not ‘Turn Our Back’ on Refugees

    07/29/2019 7:46:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies ^ | 7/29/2019 | John Binder
    The billionaire, pro-mass immigration Koch brothers’ network of organizations are already railing against a rumored plan by President Trump to end all refugee resettlement to the United States, stating that Americans must not “turn our backs” on refugees. This month, reports have circulated that the Trump administration could further reduce the inflow of refugees arriving in the U.S., as Breitbart News reported. Federal immigration officials have requested that the current refugee cap — reduced by Trump to 30,000 annual admissions, which is merely a numerical limit and not a goal to be reached — be cut to anywhere between zero...
  • In an astonishing turn, George Soros and Charles Koch team up to end US ‘forever war’ policy

    06/30/2019 10:22:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 74 replies
    BESIDES BEING BILLIONAIRES and spending much of their fortunes to promote pet causes, the leftist financier George Soros and the right-wing Koch brothers have little in common. They could be seen as polar opposites. Soros is an old-fashioned New Deal liberal. The Koch brothers are fire-breathing right-wingers who dream of cutting taxes and dismantling government. Now they have found something to agree on: the United States must end its “forever war” and adopt an entirely new foreign policy. In one of the most remarkable partnerships in modern American political history, Soros and Charles Koch, the more active of the two...
  • Koch Brothers Team Up With George Soros, Patreon and Airbnb to Fight Online Extremism

    06/13/2019 12:52:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    Observer ^ | 06/11/19 | Davis Richardson
    The Koch Brothers are teaming up with tech companies, universities and other fellow billionaires to combat online extremism. On July 17, the After Charlottesville Project will host its second summit in San Francisco, California. Founded in the aftermath of the deadly 2017 white supremacist attacks in Virginia, the conference brings together political and business leaders to discuss solutions for curbing political terrorism. While last year’s gathering in Missouri involved grassroots and city response initiatives, the focus of this year’s summit will involve the “private tech sector” and “best practices on the fight against hate and extremism online,” according to the...
  • Billionaire Kochs to Financially Back Democrats Pushing Amnesty, Free Trade

    06/09/2019 8:41:02 PM PDT · by bitt · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/9/2019 | John Binder
    The pro-mass immigration Koch brothers’ network of billionaire, donor-class organizations is readying to financially back Democrats, so long as they promise to support amnesty for illegal aliens and vote to advance free trade at all costs. In a memo to its staff, the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity (AFP) organization announced that the economic libertarian group is set to back any elected official in Washington, DC, — including Democrats — who support their agenda of amnesty for illegal aliens and endless free trade, and oppose the GOP voter-preferred economic nationalist agenda of less immigration and tariffs to protect American jobs. The...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Curia Cardinal: Francis Is Loved By The Enemies of His Predecessors

    04/24/2019 4:58:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | April 24, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Curia Cardinal: Francis Is Loved By The Enemies of His Predecessors There is no opposition against Pope Francis in the Roman Curia, Cardinal Kurt Koch told the Austrian State radio ORF (April 20), "Only a small minority wishes him to be a bit different.” According to Koch, the popes were always criticized, however, with Francis the fractions have shifted, “The former popes were criticized by the progressive wing but now it is the traditionalist [= Catholic] wing that has its problems with Pope Francis.” Koch stressed that Francis "likes it a lot to be pope." The cardinal was...
  • Billionaire Kochs Fight Trump’s Economic Nationalist Agenda Ahead of 2020 Election

    02/21/2019 5:57:23 AM PST · by xzins · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Feb 19 | John Binder
    The pro-mass-immigration Koch brothers’ network of billionaire, donor-class organizations is fighting President Trump’s economic nationalist agenda ahead of the 2020 election with efforts to give amnesty to illegal aliens and a campaign for free trade absolutism. While Trump scores victories from his tariffs on Chinese imports and imported aluminum and steel, and from the increased interior enforcement of immigration, the Koch network of organizations — including Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Partners, and the Libre Initiative — is looking to crush the populist-nationalist gains with an unpopular economic libertarian agenda. On the immigration front, the Koch-funded Libre Initiative brought illegal aliens,...
  • Koch-backed group offers to help Pelosi limit Trump tariff powers

    02/20/2019 6:52:45 PM PST · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 20, 2019 | Sean Higgins
    Americans For Prosperity, a free-market advocacy group funded in part by the Koch network, has offered to help House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pass legislation that would limit President Trump's ability to unilaterally impose new tariffs. "[W]e hope to work with your office to advance legislation to require congressional approval of any proposed tariffs," said AFP chief government affairs officer Brent Gardner and Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce executive vice president Nathan Nascimento told Pelosi in a letter sent Friday and made public Wednesday. The group called on Pelosi to support the Bicameral Congressional Trade Authority Act, legislation jointly introduced...