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    04/20/2019 9:45:58 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 8 replies
    Self ^ | 4 20 2019 | Dick Bachert
    I've tracked this guy (whose name I do not know) for some time and sent some of his stuff around before. This one is serious FOOD FOR THOUGHT on the difference between "statist" (a term I have used in the past and will begin to use more in the future for members of BOTH parties) and "anarchist" (a favorite scare word of the power hungry, statist control freaks in our midst). A few years ago, it was proposed that our area of the county should become another political subdivision to, you know, assure better, closer-to-the-people GOVERNMENT!  I campaigned AGAINST it...
  • John Huber leaves Congress in dark on FBI probe: 'It's like Where's Waldo?'

    04/03/2019 9:45:57 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2019 | Jeff Mordock
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions thought he had already answered calls for a special counsel to look into the FBI’s handling of sensitive political investigations when he named a Utah prosecutor to conduct an inquiry and report back. Nearly 18 months later, there has been nary a public peep from U.S. Attorney John Huber, the man Mr. Sessions assigned to get to the bottom of things. Likely witnesses say Mr. Huber has never contacted them, and members of Congress say they are still in the dark despite regular pleas to see progress. “It concerns me that we haven’t heard a darn...
  • Be Damned if You Do and Dumbed if You Don't

    03/30/2019 7:11:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/30/19 | Joanna Rosamund
    Why is the swamp's hate towards Donald Trump so intense? Do you believe that “the truth shall make you free? Well, nowadays you’ll be “damned “if you do and “dumbed” if you don’t. Let’s start by: How d’ya like your truth in the morning? The politically correct answer should be “Crooked or snide. I’m satisfied”. Then the mainstream media goes: “Upside-down, I never frown, news can almost be bliss. Just as long, as I get my twist.”
  • Trump is right: our border is in crisis, and congress is ignoring it

    03/26/2019 10:16:24 AM PDT · by girlangler · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 26, 2019 | Dr. Scott DesJarlais
    Since the National Emergencies Act became law in 1976, U.S. presidents have declared more than 50 emergencies. More than 30 are ongoing. In the past, presidents of both parties have used their emergency powers to reallocate federal funds, reassign government employees, and build infrastructure to protect Americans from terrorist attacks, weapons of mass destruction, and drug cartels.
  • Deep State Slithers Onto Fox News Front Page

    03/25/2019 12:29:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/19 | Judi McLeod
    Deep Swamp Queen, Donna Brazile Warning:The Deep State has managed to slither its way out of the filthy swamp right onto the front page of Fox News. While half of the country is celebrating ‘The News Impossible to Suppress’: the fact that the Robert Mueller Report concedes it found no Trump-Russia collusion and that no future indictments will be forthcoming, Fox News gave its last word over to the likes of—duplicitous Donna Brazile!
  • POTUS Trump Now Turns To D.C. Swamp And Says, “MY TURN.”

    03/24/2019 6:48:47 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 223 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 03/24/19
    Lots of whispers circulating in and around Washington D.C. regarding a Trump White House that is set to unleash an investigative push back against all those false accusors that have been peddling the dangerous and divisive Trump-Russia hoax for the last two years. Word is members of both the Clinton and Obama gang are bracing for impact. DEVELOPING…
  • Vacating the Facebook Swamp

    03/12/2019 11:39:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/12/19 | Dennis Jamison
    Regardless of migration plans, Facebook users need to rethink connections to a social media Leviathan with shadowy connections to the Deep State, or to the censors who support Americans in name only. Facebook users need to vacate this online version Throughout 2018, social media giants came under serious scrutiny from the federal government. It was a different Administration, and in the aftermath of the data breach of sensitive personal information off of Facebook via Cambridge Analytica as a way of profiling and cataloguing political preferences of American voters, a substantial number of citizens became suspicious of Facebook’s purpose. Since last...
  • Planet Earth: The Swamp

    03/10/2019 8:39:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 26, 2019
    David Attenborough takes us on a fascinating journey through one of Earth's slimiest landscapes: The Swamp. 2:16 long nature video. Be sure to swallow drinks and set down cups before watching.
  • More than 50 ex-national security officials tell Trump his national emergency is not justified

    02/25/2019 10:38:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 110 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 25, 2019 | by Julia Ainsley (D-NBC)
    WASHINGTON - Fifty-eight former U.S. national security officials told the Trump administration in a letter on Monday that they are aware of "no emergency that remotely justifies" diverting funds to build a border wall. The officials, who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations, include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who served in the Clinton administration, and former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a Republican who served in the Senate and the Obama administration. Others include Leon Panetta, former secretary of defense and director of the CIA; Gil Kerlikowske, former head of Customs and Border Protection; John Kerry, former secretary...
  • U.S. Government and Top Mexican Drug Cartel Exposed as Partners

    02/17/2019 11:41:44 PM PST · by AzNASCARfan · 116 replies
    New American ^ | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | Alex Newman
    For over a decade, under multiple administrations, the U.S. government had a secret agreement with the ruthless Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed it to operate with impunity, an in-depth investigation by a leading Mexican newspaper confirmed this week. In exchange for information and assistance in quashing competing criminal syndicates, the Bush and Obama administrations let the Sinaloa cartel import tons of drugs into the United States while wiping out Sinaloa competitors and ensuring that its leaders would not be prosecuted for their long list of major crimes. Other revelations also point strongly to massive but clandestine U.S. government involvement...
  • Why Electing Leftists Is Bad for the Birth Rate

    02/07/2019 8:40:11 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/19 | Michael R. Shannon
    Democrat’s ‘compassion’ for illegals and murderers knows no bounds, the defenseless unborn take it on the chin Virginia’s unborn are discovering what can happen when leftists take over state government. Although Democrat’s ‘compassion’ for illegals and murderers knows no bounds, the defenseless unborn take it on the chin. This wouldn’t have happened if Trump had lost to Hillary. After the president threatened to drain their habitat, Swamp creatures in the Old Dominion united to elect leftists. If bears responded to the potential loss of habitat like Swampists did, park rangers would be forced to issue AR–15s to Yellowstone visitors.
  • Senate vote rebukes Trump on Syria, Afghanistan

    01/31/2019 6:46:51 PM PST · by lodi90 · 99 replies
    WSBT ^ | 1/31/2019 | Mary Jalonek
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bipartisan rebuke to President Donald Trump, the Senate has voted 68-23 to advance an amendment that would oppose withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan. The amendment from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Islamic State and al-Qaida militants still pose a serious threat to the United States and warns that "a precipitous withdrawal" of U.S. forces from Syria and Afghanistan could allow the groups to regroup and destabilize the countries.

    01/14/2019 8:53:36 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | :00 AM 01/14/2019 | Senior Trump Official
    The Daily Caller is taking the rare step of publishing this anonymous op-ed at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose career would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here. As one of the senior officials working without a paycheck, a few words of advice for the president’s next move at shuttered government agencies: lock the...
  • Steve Hilton: Mattis, Kelly marched to the establishment beat. Trump was right to fire them

    01/07/2019 6:26:35 PM PST · by bitt · 8 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/6/2019 | Steve Hilton
    The new year began as the old year ended - with the establishment up in arms over generals leaving the Trump administration. How would the world survive the departures of John Kelly and James Mattis? "Today has just been a cascade of what would be generally seen as absolutely apocalyptic news in any other presidency…Let's start tonight with the resignation of the Secretary of Defense James Mattis," Rachel Maddow lamented. "Apocalyptic." Forget about war or disease or poverty. The apocalypse is when America's elected president is no longer supervised by the unelected ruling establishment. They even gave it a name...
  • Democrats launch ‘drain-the-swamp’ agenda

    01/05/2019 4:31:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/04/19 | MIKE LILLIS
    House Democrats on Friday introduced a sweeping government reform package designed to weed Washington of corruption and bolster voting rights across the country — two of the party’s principal campaign promises — as its top legislative priority. Central to the package is a provision requiring the president and vice president to disclose their finances and tax forms going back 10 years— a direct shot at President Trump, who has defied historic precedent by refusing to release his tax returns. “Over the last two years, President Trump set the tone from the top in his administration that behaving ethically and complying...
  • Mugging Taxpayers in the Swamp

    01/05/2019 1:25:35 AM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies
    townhall ^ | Dec 29, 2018 12:01 AM | Peter Ferrara
    The big dollar muggings in Washington these days are not done with pistols. The sophisticated weapons of choice are “sole source contracting,” lobbyists, and insiders. And the victims are not tourists, but taxpayers. Large multinationals game the system using the revolving door between government and the private sector, with the help of aggressive lobbying. There are so many examples, but one is the fourth largest privately- owned company in the United States, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, which originated as one of the biggest accounting companies in America. Today they are masters of the D.C. contracting game with sole source contracting....
  • Time to Repeal JFK’s Executive Order 10988

    01/01/2019 8:52:23 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 7, 2018 | William A. Matthews
    President Trump should rescind EO 10988, decertify the federal employee unions, and drain more swamp. ... While any federal workplace reform is appreciated, President Trump missed an opportunity (“Fresh Air in the Swamp,” Review & Outlook, June 1.) He could have, and should have, simply rescinded President Kennedy’s Executive Order 10988 that recognizes the right of federal workers to bargain collectively. A strong case for its revocation can be made to the American public. Why should 2.2 million federal workers enjoy both robust civil-service job protection and union representation? No wonder why, according to the CBO, federal salaries are 16%...
  • Clapper: Trump’s ‘Appalling Arrogance’ Dangerous — Could Cause ‘Unintended Consequences’

    12/24/2018 4:24:34 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 74 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 24 December 2018 | Pam Key
    Monday on CNN’s “New Day,” former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, also a CNN contributor, discussed potential “unintended consequences” of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Host Erica Hill said, “As we have been reporting, CNN is reporting about so much being unknown at this point and the fact that the concern here is that perhaps the president doesn’t understand how complicated this is, and while a number of Americans support the move to pull troops back, just doing it on a whim could be dangerous.” Clapper said, “Exactly. I spent 13 years throughout my career...
  • Wary House Republicans seek word from Trump on whether he will keep federal government open

    12/20/2018 8:13:02 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/20/18 | Erica Werner and Damian Paletta
    The congressional effort to avoid a partial government shutdown showed signs of sliding off course Thursday morning, as lawmakers pleaded for guidance from President Trump as to whether he would sign a stopgap measure that funds many agencies until Feb. 8. After saying he would be “proud” to shut the government down if Congress didn’t give him money for a wall along the Mexico border, Trump has shown signs of backtracking all week. But he has never explicitly said he would sign a short-term spending bill, and even his top aides were unsure Thursday morning what he might do.
  • The Real Story of the Flynn Hearing

    12/19/2018 8:22:21 PM PST · by bitt · 75 replies
    wsj opinion ^ | 12/19/2018 | Michael Leeden
    The dramatic Tuesday hearing for former national security adviser Mike Flynn didn’t produce a sentence. Instead, Judge Emmet Sullivan gave Mr. Flynn a delay to reconsider his options. I was in the courtroom, and my reading of Judge Sullivan’s treatment of Mr. Flynn (with whom I co-wrote a 2016 book) was rather different from what most reporters have said and written. Judge Sullivan repeatedly invited Mr. Flynn to reconsider his guilty plea on a charge of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Judge Sullivan stressed that he had not presided over earlier proceedings in the case and that he...