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    In a couple/three hours our esteemed leader is going to address concerns about his wall and his position with regard to Federal Workers who no longer receive remuneration for their endeavors.



    Our esteemed leader has (evidently) gone from concrete to steel slats? to curtain rods to....?

    Now the evil Dems have taken over the House (not the White House but the other House) and Spanky is having trouble keeping his sheets straight following his KFC orders delivered to his Lincoln Bedroom.

    I love KFC. So does Patton.




    There seems to be some disagreements involving certain Constitutional issues as well as National Boundaries and such.

    Might the Feds just take your property without due consideration in order to keep us safe from the invading Huns who daily attempt to destroy our Nation?

    Should our new Speaker Pelosi be put in prison from treasonous activity and for not giving due consideration to our venerable leader?

    Should HBO be allowed to present movies with English subtitles?




    This is a time when our nation should join together and support our leaders and become one state under thumbs with no liberty at all as far as peons go.

    Just two or three hours from now, Spanky will inform us as to what the hell he is thinking about as far as walls and our welfare.







    Do you know what I like best about America?

    .....well there must be something. The last couple of years have been difficult.

    Give me an hour or something, I shall come up with a cogent idea?

    My son visited me on Christmas and we viewed God Bless America and then I showed him this:

    He could not stop laughing even though I showed him the same video last year.

    Just remember, a black pot can call a kettle nigrah and our best radio leader knows this and also likes the idea that he can get the Pres to do what he wishes to do? WHAT?

    The moment the president declares a “national emergency”—a decision that is entirely within his discretion—more than 100 special provisions become available to him. While many of these tee up reasonable responses to genuine emergencies, some appear dangerously suited to a leader bent on amassing or retaining power. For instance, the president can, with the flick of his pen, activate laws allowing him to shut down many kinds of electronic communications inside the United States or freeze Americans’ bank accounts. Other powers are available even without a declaration of emergency, including laws that allow the president to deploy troops inside the country to subdue domestic unrest.

    This edifice of extraordinary powers has historically rested on the assumption that the president will act in the country’s best interest when using them. With a handful of noteworthy exceptions, this assumption has held up. But what if a president, backed into a corner and facing electoral defeat or impeachment, were to declare an emergency for the sake of holding on to power? In that scenario, our laws and institutions might not save us from a presidential power grab. They might be what takes us down.



    Somebody I care about read this!


    This asshole has never acted in another's best interest....hahahahhah

    Before you showed up NCD, I was going to blog about concrete versus steel!

    Thank you for showing up. hahahahahah

    Can you imagine NCD that this sombitch might actually have to face the consequences of his actions?

    Martial law, and that is what is threatened by this idiot, is the real issue.

    Well put.


    Richard, our Constitution is long past it's sell by date. Below from link:

    ...Reactionary authoritarian nationalists will go quite far to paralyze democratic processes and arrogate permanent power for themselves and their (political minority) movements, certainly including the reliance upon rule by "emergency" decree---which was Hitler's method of doing away with the Weimar constitution and elected national assembly. And of course reactionary nationalist citizens will applaud such devices for adopting strongman rule, and will be happy to lap up whatever "national emergency" lies that the strongman and his press put out ("A dagger pointed at the heart of Germany!")...

    Hi AA, I love this guy.

    I have been so goddamn mad at the Bush Administration but damn....

    I really like this guy.

    I see him on MSNBC and (I think) CNN for the last couple of years.

    Thank you for this!

    yeah I laughed too, that's why I had to share it. It's that false serious thing he does. I see he's got a lot of tv news junky fans, so #wherearethepesos is trending, with stuff like this:

    Donald J Trump "Where are the #Pesos! Where are the Mexican Pesos? #WhereAreThePesos Steve Schmidt #BoycottTrumpPrimeTime

    — RealAngryWomen (@RealAngryWomen) January 8, 2019

    Edit to add: yeah it's trending, I saw 40 new tweets with the hashtag get posted in less than a minute!

    Here's the latest, perfect example:

    p.s. the most popular related hashtag in the U.s., though, has been #BoycottTrumpPrimeTime, which currently has been put on 192,000 tweets

    OKAY so I checked out Google and our Esteemed Leader is supposed to address us at 8:00 CT.

    Where the hell is he?

    Wait twelve minutes?

    Something wrong with your clock. Still 6 minutes to go.

    Meanwhile, here's an announcement I just ran across about alternative viewing:


    DD, I've always wondered, why do you call him Spanky?

    Mike, for Christ's sake....hashahhaahah


    THE END.


    Thank you, sir. May I have another.





    I have often thought of this when I've seen you use the nomiker



    I am watching him right now on MSNBC

    He is a lying sombitch. hahahahah

    Orange you glad you went to school and read some stuff?

    Oh there is one guy who said I will eat you and ....


    This is a guy who can barely read the whatever, in front of him




    DRUGS will always be with us.

    Raping and murdering our children?



    "Stop holding Americans hostage."

    Hi Ducky. All we are saying is....



    I think this speech was a strategic mistake by Trump, I mean Spanky. His own speech was meh, while providing a platform for the democratic duo to lacerate him on national television.

    Mike you already put me on top with spanky.......hahahahahha months ago.

    Oh God.

    Obama made some speech and some stations refused to give him time.

    Cause his speech was supposedly too political?

    Damn, what is a mother to do?


    I get so damn depressed at times.

    Thank you for taking the time to respond to me.


    No joke.



    I can't stop thinking about Jared Kushner personally calling House Republicans today telling them that public opinion was going to sweep in the Wall's direction after Trump's speech.

    — Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) January 9, 2019


    I must say it was a little disturbing how he played the humantarian meme heavily tonight. (To try to win over some of those suburban moms he lost separating kids from families? Maybe the at least the type oif suburban moms that are more Ann Coulterish than not?!) Wonder what they are planning for their little visit....

    equal time for the teasing, this is what we have come to having to deal with trying to persuade a few Trump fans (remember when Obama had to be forced to a flag pin?). They remind me in this shot of Dan Ackroyd and Jane Curtin doing the Conehead parents:

    "Your mother and I want to talk about your flag addiction. It's out of control."

    — ryan teague beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) January 9, 2019

    P.S. I actually thought they did a pretty good job given what the job was. I think it was kind of important to look tough and serious and not shrill or upset, but like the grownup mom and dad.


    Trump tried to create division between blacks and Latinos

    Democrats talked about the pain inflicted upon 800K American citizens.

    Proud to be a Democrat


    Trump version 1.0

    Klansman Clifford Walker, the governor of Georgia, speaking to a national Klan meeting, 1924:

    "I would build a steel wall against the admission of a single one of these southern Europeans."

    I heard him try to exploit a different division, one between immigrants, and black & Latino citizens. He implied the people coming over the border were a threat to the jobs that formerly unemployed blacks and Latino citizens were finally enjoying, also implying that these were jobs that he had caused by getting tough on immigration.

    Trump’s message has been heard by blacks before, and rejected.

    Those who support hard-line immigration policies, such as a border wall, have often argued that keeping undocumented immigrants from entering the country would also keep them from taking jobs from black Americans.

    “It's a known fact that there are over 4 million unemployed Americans in the same age group as those that are DACA recipients; that over 950,000 of those are African Americans in the same age group; over 870,000 unemployed Hispanics in the same age group. Those are large groups of people that are unemployed that could possibly have those jobs,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in September.

    But few black Americans seem to buy the suggestion, which The Post's Tracy Jan debunked after Sanders made the claim. According to the Quinnipiac poll, 70 percent of black Americans said they do not believe that undocumented immigrants take jobs away from Americans.

    Their rejection of the idea that undocumented immigrants hurt the economy or are a public safety risk could explain their lack of support for Trump's border wall — and it isn't all that surprising.

    Some black Americans feel that despite Trump's focus on immigration from Latin America, hundreds of thousands of immigrants from predominantly black countries are affected by his policy, as well. And because of this, some Latinos have called on the community to show support for issues affecting black Americans


    Trump’s immigration policies are uniting blacks and Latinos


    from the Daily Beast article I just cited below:

    Trump contended that “African Americans and Hispanic Americans” were the “hardest hit” by this supposed immigration emergency

    Sorry, but I don't like inaccuracy no matter who is doing it. We're talking about this speech, what was in it. He may have done different before, and he may do different in the future. It's pretty common for him to do that, actually, you might have heard.

    I think whoever goes with political activism based on him being consistent, they are probably going to lose. Because he's not consistent about anything but trying to protect himself.

    I don’t see inaccuracies 

    From the first link

    Those who support hard-line immigration policies, such as a border wall, have often argued that keeping undocumented immigrants from entering the country would also keep them from taking jobs from black Americans

    From the second link

    “While those are ancient times, increasingly we are seeing activity that makes me wonder from time to time whether we are in the modern United States, or whether we have gone back in time in a very frightening way,” she told the Times.

    We know.  Internment camps for the immigrant children of today are the slave ships and plantations of yesterday.  Our ancestral families saw their children stolen and sold like chattel.

    The outcry from African American leadership is a welcome byproduct of the racist and bigoted policies propagated by Trump and his apologists.

    If elected officials are indeed “closest to citizens,” our leadership must help change the conversation. They should also speak up for the “Dreamers,” and for the victims of the ongoing natural disaster in Puerto Rico.

    Their voices can mend the divisions that have plagued black/Latino relations. For decades we have been pitted against each other, in a divide-and-conquer strategy that has kept us all down.

    Real leadership means speaking out to drown out the canard that blacks and browns must compete for the crumbs. And insisting that African Americans not succumb to the arguments that immigrants are stealing our jobs, government contracts and appointments, and educational opportunities.

    I see Trump sending the same old message. Blacks and Latinos struggle for crumbs because of immigrants. If you accept Latino immigrants as a problem, you accept all Latinos as a problem. The end result pits blacks against Latinos.You see a different Trump message that would keep blacks from viewing Latinos as the core problem? You think black people would ask Latinos for proof of citizenship if they believe Latino immigrants are a problem? You think native born and naturalized Latinos would go unscathed? Seems far-fetched to me.The Trump goal is division.





    I doubt Richard Painter knows about Godwin's Law, so he is just going ahead and comparing the volksgemeinschaft speeches.

    The main Daily Beast reporters, who have published a long analysis, think he was channeling Hannity and Lou Dobbs more than he usually does and note that he dropped the whole terrorist meme; plus they have managed to get the talking points which have sent out to the faithful, which expose the effect they were attempting:

    In talking points sent as the speech began and obtained by The Daily Beast, White House communications aide Judd Deere advised surrogates to describe the speech with terms including “common sense,” “strong,” “confident,” “presidential,” “leadership,” and “empathetic.”

    I am constantly amazed by some of the hate mail journalists share, they are like parodies:

    No hate emails are funnier to me than Canada-hating emails

    — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 9, 2019

    Moderators at websites really do deserve our gratitude that we don't have to even look at this kind of stuff. The only danger of that is that we end up in a protective bubble and don't see the extent of the anger.

    AA I just read this at the beast and I guess I am not the only one filled with anger.

    This is the single meanest editorial on our esteemed leader that I recall without attempting to foist criminal behavior upon our citizens.

    I get so damn mad.

    But this opinion really got to me this morning.


    Yes, and it was extremely popular and inspirational with those who follow him on Twitter. Comments like this:

    The presidency as a slasher film.

    — Jack Shafer (@jackshafer) January 9, 2019


    Ah ha, this is why Trump's speech was so wooden:

    Yet privately, Mr. Trump dismissed his own new strategy as pointless. In an off-the-record lunch with television anchors hours before the address, he made clear in blunt terms that he was not inclined to give the speech or go to Texas, but was talked into it by advisers, according to two people briefed on the discussion who asked not to be identified sharing details.

    “It’s not going to change a damn thing, but I’m still doing it,” Mr. Trump said of the border visit, according to one of the people, who was in the room. The trip was merely a photo opportunity, he said. “But,” he added, gesturing at his communications aides Bill Shine, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway, “these people behind you say it’s worth it.”

    Yeah, I was kind of shocked by this, actually. He's like a little kid who has finally lost interest in his favorite toy that once fed his narcissism so well. Thinking about it after a break to have all the reporting coalesce in my head, I thought of the narrative of how Coulter and Limbaugh et. al. dared him into it. And how he doesn't like when others force him to do things, or even the appearance that others have done so, that he has to have the appearance of control. So it's like that has killed it for him, the thrill is gone?

    Doesn't change the problem, though, of huge fail for ego if he backs down.

    Look at this! Wow! Amazing! Now who does he blame? Curious minds want to know! The fans? Coulter, Limbbaugh, Dobbs, Hannity? 

    Trump just now, on war of the wall

    ‘This is not a fight I wanted. I didn’t want this fight.’

    — Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) January 9, 2019

    Is he going to be Chuck and Nancy's new friend? Or what? What's next for chrissake...

    Just wait until he finally gives up, and Coulter pounds him for surrendering. He's in bind with her. The urge to "counterpunch" must be intense, especially since she's a woman with power over him, but he can't afford to alienate her followers and allies.

    Rick's opinion before Ann even gets to him, it's the "ratings" thing, not yuge:

    He's gonna lose his damn mind.

    — Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) January 9, 2019

    Temper tantrum 'splainers:

    1) the speech and the forthcoming border visit were Bill Shine's show and Trump does not seem very happy with him so far:

    2) On the "storming out" story:

    Also, Frank Rich has published a piece on the big picture situation with Bill Shine in charge of the show:

    why "they" made him do it:

    p.s. an important debunking of current poll spin one might come across:

    According to publicly-available data on the 538 tracker, Trump's approval rating is the lowest that it's been in several months (since Sept. 22, 2018).

    — Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) January 9, 2019

    He was busy splaining more this morning; a string of quotes as noted byvarious reporters, re-tweeted by Maggie Haberman:

    Trump just now at the White House: "I am a professional at technology"

    — Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) January 10, 2019

    Trump: "When I said Mexico would pay for the wall in front of thousands and thousands of people .... obviously I never meant Mexico would write a check."

    — Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) January 10, 2019

    I asked Trump, who said he is prepared to declare a national emergency, when this emergency/crisis began.
    "Oh, it began a long time -- ask President Obama," Trump said.
    I then pointed out that he has been President for 2 years.
    His response: "Look, look, you can all play cute."

    — Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 10, 2019

    2/2 "I very calmly said, 'If you're not going to give us strong borders, bye-bye.' And I left. I didn't rant. I didn't rave like you reported."

    — Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 10, 2019

    The president (via WH pool):
    "We have a lot of great things happening. The economy is incredible. We're negotiating and having tremendous success with China, and I find China, frankly, in many ways, to be far more honorable than Cryin' Chuck and Nancy."

    — Celeste Katz (@CelesteKatzNYC) January 10, 2019

    and then, on where the buck stops:

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