Tag: Donald Trump

Valerie Plame Lies About Scooter Libby, Drives Camaro Backwards in New Campaign Ad

 


Democrat Valerie Plame released a very slickly produced but factually inaccurate video today in her bid for Congress in New Mexico’s open 3rd congressional district. In the video, Plame claims, “I was an undercover CIA operative… then Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff took revenge against my husband and leaked my identity. His Name? Scooter Libby. Guess who pardoned him last year?” A picture of President Trump is then displayed in the video.

Plame is lying. Scooter Libby did not leak her name. Richard Armitage, a deputy secretary of state under Colin Powell, leaked her name. This is not a theory. Armitage admitted that he leaked her name. This has been public knowledge since at least September 8, 2006, when the Washington Post published an article titled, “Armitage Says He Was Source of CIA Leak.”

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Bolton Out as National Security Advisor

 

President Trump has fired his national security advisor, John Bolton.

I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.

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An Editor, an Engineer, and a Cajun Walk into a Bar

 

In what Dave describes a more eclectic mix than usual, he chats in-studio with his friend and co-worker, the delightful Joel Valdez who is wrapping up his degree in mechanical engineering, before enjoying a conversation with Ricochet Editor in Chief Jon Gabriel about what it’s like to capture the attention of the President of the United States. And speaking of presidents, Alphonse Fontenot visits Memphis to pop in the studio as well and make his own rather peculiar announcement. The result of all this is a conversation that touches on the world of high-end retail, best and worst management practices, mechanical engineering, binary elections, Joe Biden and the Democrat Primaries (no, that’s not the name of a new rock band), “Game of Thrones Girl,” watches, the water in Michigan, Conrad Hilton, and when to leave a department store. Buckle in, and enjoy the ride!

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Breaking: Trump in Greenland

 

AP BREAKING NEWS (Nuuk, Greenland): President Trump apparently made an unexpected stop on his way to the G7 Summit. “I just want to look around and get a feel for the place. Meet some of the locals,” the President told reporters as he quickly deplaned Air Force One.

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Justice Ginsburg Completes Radiation Therapy for Malignant Tumor

 

The Supreme Court announced today that Associate Justice Ruth Ginsburg, 86, has completed a three week course of radiation therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for a malignant tumor on her pancreas. The tumor was detected during a blood test in early July and confirmed through a biopsy on July 31. In addition to the radiation therapy, Ginsburg also had a bile duct stent installed. According to the Office of Public Information at the Supreme Court, the tumor was “definitively treated” and there is no sign of disease elsewhere in her body.

Ginsburg has had cancer numerous times. Most recently, just last December she had a lobectomy on the left side of her lungs to remove cancerous nodules, also performed at Memorial Sloan Kettering. That procedure caused her to miss oral arguments at the Supreme Court, the first time she’d been absent since joining the court.

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The Art of the Deal: Greenland Edition

 

Greenland in 10 years?
Donald Trump is eyeing the deal of the century. According to the Wall Street Journal, the President is interested in America purchasing the world’s largest island: Greenland.

The idea of the U.S. purchasing Greenland has captured the former real-estate developer’s imagination, according to people familiar with the discussions, who said Mr. Trump has, with varying degrees of seriousness, repeatedly expressed interest in buying the ice-covered autonomous Danish territory between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

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Gaslighting: The Lies Media Tells About Donald Trump

 

Lies have been told. And those lies about President Trump – pushed by media and celebrities and political elites – have been allowed to take hold in America. And we must put an end to them. A decent society demands that lies be called out and corrected. And those who lie must be called out and admonished.

There are people out there who don’t like Donald Trump. There are people out there who don’t like what Donald Trump says or tweets. Those people exist, and those feelings are pretty normal; you aren’t going to like every person and you’re not going to like what every person has to say. If you dislike the President, however, to the point you proactively and aggressively lie about what it is he said to move your agenda? That is obscene. It is gaslighting.

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Recently, an animated discussion appeared on one of my Facebook friend’s feed that was based on what at first glance was a somewhat incendiary comment made by Ben Carson, who currently serves in Donald Trump’s cabinet as Housing and Urban Development Secretary. Mr. Carson, who in his former life was a distinguished neurosurgeon, decided to […]

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A Question for Historians: Robert Mueller’s Incapacity

 

To say that Robert S. Mueller III did not distinguish himself in his Congressional testimony Wednesday would be an understatement. His answers were halting, when not evasive, and he repeatedly had to ask that a question be repeated. Long before his appearance before the Judiciary and Intelligence committees, there had been rumors that he was senile.

His testimony today suggests two possibilities: that he really is senile, or that he is pretending to be so in order to avoid having to explain his conduct as Special Prosecutor. If the latter is true, it had to do with his reluctance to discuss his decision to hire a host of hyper-partisan Democrats, such as Andrew Weissman, to do the footwork on the case and with his failure to investigate the origins of the Fusion GPS report and to consider the possibility that the Russians made clever use of the Clinton campaign.

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Mueller Testimony Not Going Well; Democrats, Media, NeverTrumpers Hardest Hit

 

I’m watching the Mueller testimony this morning (live feed embedded below). I do not think it’s going well for the Democrats, the Media, and NeverTrumpers. Here are some highlights (lowlights?) so far:

  1. Mueller’s answers are halting and doddering. He appears confused at many times and not familiar with many aspects of the report. For instance, Mueller stated that he was not familiar with Fusion GPS and couldn’t recall whether he had met with Rod Rosenstein in May of 2017.
  2. Rep. Ratcliffe forced Mueller to admit that the “not exonerated” standard does not exist, is not authorized by any DOJ policy, and has never been applied to anyone other than Trump. Mueller’s defense in this regard was that Trump is “unique.” I.E. Orange Man Bad.
  3. Rep Gohmert asked Mueller who wrote the statement that Mueller read in his infamous press conference at the end of May. Mueller replied he wasn’t going to get into that. Gohmert replied, “that’s what I thought. You didn’t write it.” Mueller made no reply (I.E., he did not dispute that he did not write his own statement.) Gohmert then cited numerous news articles that have identified Mueller and James Comey as friends and asked Mueller if he and Comey are friends. Mueller replied that they were work colleagues who started at the DOJ at the same time. Gohmert replied to the effect, “That’s not my question. Were you friends? You can work together and not be friends. You were friends.” To which Mueller admitted, “We were friends.”
  4. The Democrats keep on breathlessly discussing the report’s claims about the ways that Trump supposedly obstructed justice, such as that he called White House Counsel Don McGahn on a weekend to discuss Mueller. The fact that Trump called McGahn at home on a Saturday is apparently quite important. In addition, several Democrats have cited the Report’s finding that Trump tweeted his displeasure about the investigation.

 

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“Send Her Back!” – Speaking Truth to Power

 

I apologize for the corny title of this post, but it most succinctly gets the point across.

I also apologize for failing to take part in what must have been a dozen lively threads about Trump vs. The Squad. One point I haven’t heard anyone making is that Mrs. Omar is not a victim, abused and intimidated by evil Trump supporters. She is not the enslaved woman in the old drawing, her hands in the pose of the supplicant, asking, “Am I not a woman and a sister?” She is much higher than that and much lower. More exalted, and more despised. In a word, she is a politician. A member of the U.S. House of Representatives, who sits on three Congressional committees, and in a number of caucuses. It is probably safe to say that she has more power in the allegedly white supremacist United States than any of the individuals in that crowd, chanting for her to be sent back. Whether one agrees with the sentiment or not, the crowd was punching up; not down.

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Ilhan Omar Hates America. Why Doesn’t She Leave?

 

The national media, both the liberal and squishy NeverTrump varieties, are all aghast that President Trump tweeted recently that if certain unnamed Progressive Democrat Congresswomen dislike America so much then why don’t they leave. And then he said they should come back and tell us how to fix America, if they’re such experts. But most people are ignoring that part of the tweet because it doesn’t match their prejudices. No, instead, all we hear about is how racist Donald Trump. Racist, racist, racist. Blah, blah, blah.

I’m an immigrant to my small, rural town in New Hampshire. That is, I was born about 90 miles away, in Maine. (This is just how things are in New England. I’ll always be “from away.”) A couple of years ago I attended a hearing held by the town zoning board on whether to allow a self-storage facility to be built on a property previously zoned residential. The particulars aren’t important, but I spoke out against the special exception to the zoning ordinance that the property owner was seeking. During a break, the property owner’s brother-in-law approached me and loudly informed me that I “should wait until [I’d] lived here longer before opening [my] [expletive] mouth.”

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Britain is all atwitter about their Ambassador, Sir Kim Darroch, and his leaked diplomatic reports back to London on his take on Donald Trump. The take was none too flattering, basically cut and paste from the Washington Post and New York Times. Among the more common comments are along the lines of whoever leaked this […]

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President Trump made a speech on Independence Day in which he gave a history of each branch of the United States Military, accompanied by a fly over of air craft from each service. While this is a podcast, we also suggest you watch the video of the speech for the visuals of the air craft […]

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Is China a ‘Strategic Partner’ or a Cold War 2.0 Foe?

 

President Trump may not be interested in cold war with China, but cold war is interested in him. Well, at least if his fellow Republicans have any say in the matter.

If there’s any clear takeaway from the G20 trade ceasefire, it’s that Trump views the fate of Chinese telecom giant Huawei as something to be negotiated. Just another pressure point. This Bloomberg headline pretty much nails it: “Huawei Lifeline Shows Trump Prefers Business Deals Over Cold War.

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Trump Meets Kim in North Korea

 

Donald Trump made history overnight as the first sitting US President to visit North Korea. The POTUS met Kim Jong Un at the Demilitarized Zone Sunday and walked 20 steps into North Korea.

Trump spontaneously offered Kim to shake hands at the DMZ on Saturday and security officials on both sides scrambled to make it happen. The two met for about 50 minutes in a US effort to revive talks with the hermit kingdom. From CNN:

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President Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Iran

 

President trump signed an executive order yesterday to implement new sanctions on Iran. The order comes after Iran has attacked several oil tankers as well as an unmanned U.S. drone, all within international waters.

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Trump Plans to Live-Tweet Dem Debates

 

Trump’s favorite bully pulpit is his iPhone and he’s ready to pound it for the first primary debates of his Democratic opponents. From the Wall Street Journal:

The president, who has spent years embracing social media for his political advantage, is tentatively planning to live-tweet the debates on June 26-27, according to people familiar with the planning.

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Biden, Trump, and the New Normal

 

Politicians love fighting the last battle. Every four years, we see a slew of candidates relitigating the last presidential race, often using the same strategy that lost the previous time.

This trend is dominant in 2019 with the rise of Biden’s candidacy and the continuing rear-guard battle by anti-Trump Republicans. Joe’s main message is a return to the supposed normalcy of 2008-2016. “Know what I was most proud of?” Joe said Wednesday, “For eight years, there wasn’t one single hint of a scandal or a lie.”

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