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Re: Making America great again
« Reply #285 on: July 26, 2017, 02:53:09 PM »
I am supposed to figure out what you won't buy?
--Now ya got it!

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« Reply #286 on: July 26, 2017, 02:54:46 PM »
--Now ya got it!

Probably has something to do with you never serving in the military.

I invited them to, but it was never compulsory. They usually cheerfully accepted, except for the few occasions where my son chose to lie on the floor instead.

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Re: Making America great again
« Reply #287 on: July 26, 2017, 02:56:20 PM »
--Now ya got it!

And go fuck yourself.
I invited them to, but it was never compulsory. They usually cheerfully accepted, except for the few occasions where my son chose to lie on the floor instead.

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« Reply #288 on: July 26, 2017, 02:58:18 PM »

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« Reply #289 on: July 26, 2017, 04:59:25 PM »
Can it Be True? Do We Actually Have a President with Common Sense?

Mary Ann Kreitzer
JULY 26, 2017


Trump bans transgender people from the U.S. military, via Twitter

The purpose of the military is to protect and defend the United States, not to provide a laboratory for social engineers.

God bless, President Trump. One more reason to be glad I voted for him last November.


And then there are these other actions that deserve kudos:

On abortion:

- Reinstating the Mexico City policy that bans federal funds for foreign abortions

- naming Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

- overturning the Obama regulation preventing states from defunding Planned Parenthood, the biggest abortion provider in the U.S.

- defunding the U.N. Population Fund

On immigration:

- instituting a limited ban on immigration from terrorist countries to increase our safety

- respecting our border agents and having their backs -- the illegal invasion along the Mexican border is down 70%

On the environment:

- increasing opportunities for energy exploration

- pulling out of the Paris climate accord based on man-made global warming hysteria

On the military:

- banning transgenders

- rising morale in the military because of Trump's strong support -- Can anyone imagine him sleeping through Benghazi?

- committed to improving care for our veterans

On the bloated federal bureaucracy:

- has frozen hiring with limited exceptions

- has required agencies to eliminate two rules for every new one they want to implement
      N.B. This has the potential advantage of reducing the number of liberals in Northern Virginia     
      which could impact our danger of becoming a blue state.


Welfare reform:

- require the able-bodied to work or volunteer to qualify for food stamps

Foreign affairs:

- some NATO members paying their fair share for their own defense

- Blockbuster Poland speech affirming values that made the West great

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« Reply #290 on: August 02, 2017, 08:47:32 AM »
Trump to Announce Legal Immigration Overhaul with Cotton, Perdue on Wednesday

Conservative senators have worked on bill with Trump aide Stephen Miller.

AUG 01, 2017
MICHAEL WARREN and ANDREW EGGE

Two conservative senators will appear alongside President Trump at the White House Wednesday to announce a new version of their bill to restrict and reform legal immigration. Arkansas’s Tom Cotton and Georgia’s David Perdue have been coordinating with the White House on the legislation, which may propose to cut legal immigration levels by about half by 2027.

“Our current immigration system is outdated and doesn’t meet the diverse needs of our economy,” said Cotton aide Caroline Rabbitt. “Senator Cotton and Senator Perdue will join President Trump to unveil legislation aimed at creating a skills-based immigration system that will make America more competitive, raise wages for American workers, and create jobs.”

Cotton and Perdue have worked on the bill with Stephen Miller, a top White House aide and speechwriter, and an immigration restrictionist, Politico reported in July.

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Re: Making America great again
« Reply #291 on: August 09, 2017, 08:54:04 AM »
WINNING: 30% More Illegals Going Home in 2017

IAN MASON
8 Aug 2017

According to Department of Justice numbers released Tuesday, massive year-over-year progress is being made in getting illegal aliens out of the country.
From February 1, days after President Donald Trump issued his executive order on border security, until the end of July, immigration judges of the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR) have issued 49,983 orders of removal, 27.8 percent more than in the same period last year. An additional 7,088 orders of “voluntary departure,” which, if an illegal is still in the country after a set date, automatically become orders of removal, were handed down. The combined figure for the two types of removal orders is up 30.9 percent year-over-year.

Orders of removal and deportations are not identical. Deportations are carried out by the Department of Homeland Security pursuant to EOIR orders of removal as well as under other circumstances.

The Department of Justice characterized the ramp-up as a “Return to Rule of Law” in an accompanying press release.

Pursuant to the executive order, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rushed existing immigration judges both to overcrowded detention facilities in border districts and to inland cities with pervasive illegal alien problems. There to greet them was a massive backlog of immigration cases, reported earlier this year at over 540,000. The DOJ claims 100 immigrati0n judges were relocated under the plan. The reorganization efforts appear to have resulted in a overall increase of 14.5 percent in final adjudications, for a total of 73,127 in the six months after Trump’s executive order.

Further efforts for reform are underway at the EOIR, the branch of the Justice Department responsible for the immigration courts. In May, the Obama-appointed director and deputy of the office tendered their resignations and have been replaced by acting replacements of Sessions’s choosing. Long-term, the hope is to significantly expand the corps of immigration judges. The DOJ’s 2017 budget request asked Congress for funds to appoint an additional 75 immigration judges, representing a 25 percent increase in the total number. The DOJ’s press release touted 54 newly-minted immigration judges since President Trump has taken office. Seven were sworn in this May, with an additional dozen taking office around the country in June and July.

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Re: Making America great again
« Reply #292 on: August 10, 2017, 09:36:22 PM »
Trump quickly filling federal courts with conservative judges

Doug Mainwaring
August 10, 201

While the mainstream media are obsessed with producing wave after wave of stories about President Trump’s alleged Russian collusion and leaks within the still nascent administration, the White House has been humming along like a fine-tuned machine, filling federal judiciary vacancies at a record pace.

And the President is filling those empty seats with conservative jurists. It seems that his nomination of now Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was just the beginning of a trend welcomed wholeheartedly by conservative Americans.

And all of this is occurring under the radar, because most news media are focused on maintaining well-established narratives about Trump and his administration.

Trump’s unprecedented opportunity to reshape the federal judiciary

“For several months, we have been highlighting the unique opportunity presented to Donald Trump to reshape the federal judiciary,” writes William A. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection. “That opportunity has largely been lost in a liberal media trying to take down Trump over Russia, Russia, Russia.”

Jacobson continues, “As we have pointed out repeatedly, Trump has an unprecedented opportunity to nominate a substantial percentage of the federal judiciary.

“There are currently over 100 vacancies, and many more are likely to open up. Yet Democrats, so blinded by the light of #TheResistance, appeared oblivious to the approaching Tsunami of Trump lower court nominations.”

Jacobsen said in January that Trump could end up appointing half of the federal judiciary.

The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin points out, “So while the public watches Trump churn through White House staff members, his administration is humming along nicely in filling federal judgeships, with the enthusiastic assistance of the Republican majority in the Senate.”

“[T]he Senate voted to close debate on Kevin Newsom, the nominee for the Eleventh Circuit. His actual confirmation, which is now a foregone conclusion, will take place in the next few days. Newsom resembles many Trump nominees to the federal bench. He has excellent formal qualifications, including a degree from Harvard Law School, a Supreme Court clerkship, and a stint as the solicitor general of Alabama, where he excelled at defending the state’s imposition of capital punishment against legal challenges. Most notably, Newsom is also young for a federal judge — just 45 … In light of his age, Newsom will likely serve for decades after the Trump Presidency has concluded.”

‘The biggest political story most journalists are missing’

Commentator Don Surber points out the importance of all of President Trump’s judiciary appointments. “The Republic can survive a bad president, but not a bad Supreme Court. Dred Scott v. Sanford led to a civil war four years later.”

He goes on, “But the importance of lower court judges came to full view when a Hawaiian judge appointed by Obama ignored the Constitution and imperiled the nation by banning President Trump from temporarily stopping visitors from six war-torn countries and Iran.”

“The press is missing this story because the press is obsessed with impeaching the president with that Fake News about Russian collusion. It was manufactured by Fusion GPS, a group that did opposition work for the Democratic Party in 2012, and (wait for it) the Russian government.”

James Warren writing at Poynter says, “Donald Trump’s mercurial, chaotic ways are the overriding narrative of his early White House days. But most of the press misses his discipline in one crucial area: filling vacancies on federal courts.”

“[President Trump] may be lax in filling many administrative posts, but it’s just not true with the courts,” adds Warren. “The reality underscores a gaping hole in journalism … How often do major media outlets pay serious attention to the appointment of district court and appeals judges, beyond the occasional overtly controversial selection?”

Getting the job done

Working with a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, President Trump is getting the job done filling long vacant judicial seats.

President Trump has nominated Thomas Farr to fill a post in North Carolina that has been vacant since 2005. Sen. Thom Tillis said via a press release that Farr “is widely respected as one of the best legal minds in North Carolina.”

The Washington Times reported that the president is also “tapping attorney Michael B. Brennan of Wisconsin to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, a seat that has been vacant since 2010, longest in the appellate system.”

The move has caused a bit of a stir in the Badger State, especially among liberal politicos. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who got her start as the first openly lesbian member of the Wisconsin Assembly, complained that “a bipartisan Wisconsin commission that signs off on federal nominees never approved” and “did not recommend Brennan,” according to the news agency.

A steamroller, thanks to Harry Reid

Many Washington lawyers and pundits say the President – and the Republic – owe a great debt of gratitude to former Senate Majority Harry Reid, who has made it easy for the President to fill empty judicial seats.

Don Surber explained that “Reid nuked the traditional safeguards about making a bad lifetime judicial appointment — not that the safeguards actually worked. Now President Trump is raking the benefits of Reid’s rogue rule reform.”

“Indeed, President Trump is ignoring Democratic senatorial recommendations. In the past, senators gave a president three nominees for the lower court to choose from.

“No more.”

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Re: Making America great again
« Reply #293 on: August 11, 2017, 12:54:51 AM »
Trump quickly filling federal courts with conservative judges
 

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it is nice to see that the liberals are "cutting off their nose to spite their face".

I say keep up the good work, Mr. President.
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« Reply #294 on: August 11, 2017, 07:44:23 PM »
Less is more? Trump slows federal regs to a crawl in first six months

Brooke Singman
August 11, 2017

Just halfway through his first year in office, President Trump is delivering on a key campaign promise to cut red tape, according to a new study.

The six-month review of Trump’s regulatory agenda by the American Action Forum shows the federal government practically slamming the brakes on regulation. The number of new rules is now at a record low, according to the study, in sharp contrast to the start of the Obama administration.

“If you look at what’s happening in the first six months for President Trump compared to President Obama, it’s staggering,” group president Douglas Holtz-Eakin told "Fox & Friends" on Friday.

On the campaign trail, then-candidate Trump promised that “for every new regulation, we’re going to cut two,” and to “get rid of all the unnecessary regulations.”

The data from AAF, a conservative-leaning think tank, shows a total of 27 rules have been withdrawn so far this year, which is slightly lower than the 41 rules that were approved.

But the study shows the regulatory push at the beginning of the Obama administration was roughly 20 times more costly to the U.S. economy than at the start of the current administration.

TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ROLLING BACK OBAMA-ERA ENERGY REGS

The Obama administration's first six months of regulations imposed $24.4 billion in total costs, compared with the $1.2 billion for the Trump administration. And the 41 rules approved represents a fraction of the number approved at the start of previous administrations.

“The business community really feels like the beatings have stopped, Washington is not trying to put them in the bullseye, and they can go about running their businesses and not worrying about the regulations,” Holz-Eakin, who ran the Congressional Budget Office under then-President George W. Bush, said.

ROLLING BACK ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS WILL SHORE UP ECONOMY, EXPERTS SAY

A Fox News review of Trump’s first 100 days in office in April also showed the president following through on vows to roll back red tape. Thirteen of the 28 bills signed at the time were done under the Congressional Review Act to roll back Obama-era regulations.

According to AAF, those measures overturned a series of Obama-era rules that produced annual cost savings of $1.1 billion--or $3.7 billion in lifetime cost savings.

"No longer can we allow these rules and regulations to tie down our economy, chain up our prosperity, and sap our great American spirit," Trump said in June at the Department of Transportation.

TRUMP'S REGULATORY CZAR COULD HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT ON HOW AMERICANS WORK AND LIVE IN THE FUTURE

The rollback has affected a range of sectors.

In March, he signed an executive order to review the Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants.

In April, Trump ordered the Agriculture Department to eliminate unncessary regulations that "hurt farmers and ruraly communities," and just this summer, Trump moved to scrap an Obama-era rule that withdrew hundreds of millions of acres of federally owned land from energy exploration, and another that expanded the number of waterways covered by the federal Clean Water Act.

EPA MOVES TO NIX OBAMA'S 'WATERS OF THE US' REGULATION

But the rollback of Obama-era energy and environment regulations drew considerable pushback from Democrats. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., blasted the administration for a "spitefaul assault" on the Clean Power Plan. 

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Re: Making America great again
« Reply #295 on: August 11, 2017, 09:00:59 PM »
Source?  FOX news.   ::)

Did it ever enter your thick skull that these "regs" were put into place to serve a purpose, as remedies to abuses and other problems that demanded fixes?  Just as minors cannot purchase cigarettes, insurance is required to drive, retailers cannot "bait-and-switch," you must walk through a scanner at airports.  Or is it that because you do not understand the purpose of a regulation, that you therefore deem it unnecessary?   I suspect that to be the case.   ::)

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« Reply #296 on: August 11, 2017, 09:05:59 PM »
Trump quickly filling federal courts with conservative judges

Won't that be fantastic when you can no longer get proper restitution for malpractice?  When women flock to Tijuana for abortions or die attempting to self-abort?  When companies can openly refuse to hire those over 50 because of their age?  Ah, the good ole days!   ::)

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Re: Making America great again
« Reply #297 on: August 12, 2017, 10:31:54 AM »
Global temperatures COOLER now than when Gore won Nobel Prize in 2007

AL GORE’S POOR TRACK RECORD - An inconvenient truth: Global temps were warmer when Al Gore won the 2007 Nobel Prize than today, even after the 2015/16 super El Nino.



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« Reply #298 on: August 12, 2017, 08:54:44 PM »
Here, stupid.  And next time, try using a source that isn't infected with a virus.   ::)

NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally ...

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« Reply #299 on: August 12, 2017, 08:57:48 PM »
You truly are ignorant.  That could be forgivable if you weren't so proud of it.



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Thermal wavelength image of a large iceberg, which has calved off the Larsen C ice shelf. ... An iceberg about the size of the state of Delaware split off from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf sometime between July 10 and July 12. ... Animation of the growth of the crack in the Larsen C ...
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