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Jan 09 12:29

Scott Adams: President Trump’s Speech, Pelosi and Schumer’s Taxidermist, CNN Mind Reading, and CO2

Our government is dysfunctional because the press is broken
Business model of the press today is different than in the past
Press today invokes “hair on fire” viewer responses
President Trump failed to persuade effectively
Schumer and Pelosi failed to persuade effectively
Everyone was arguing about the definition of a word
Don’t we need border control, even if Mexico doesn’t pay for it?
CNN’s S.E.Cupp demonstrates her mind reading powers
She knows President Trump’s secret intentions
S.E.Cupp knows what the President “really thinks”
CNN fake news making strategies
Whiteboard discussion of CNN’s fake news techniques
No evidence that CO2 makes a difference in climate change?
What is the counter argument?
Is CO2 a logarithmic factor in climate change?

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1083015699067359238

Jan 09 12:26

"A Soft Coup Against Donald Trump Is Underway" Declares Major Turkish Daily

Turkey is going on the attack against John Bolton following his weekend antics in the Middle East, which most recently included being snubbed by Erdogan in the Turkish capital. Bolton has now gone "rogue" and tried to undercut Trump's Syria pullout decision by setting his own preconditions, writes the editorial board of Turkey's most visible pro-government English language daily newspaper.

The pro-Erdogan, AKP-supporting Daily Sabah says "a soft coup against Donald Trump" is underway, but that Trump's "rogue" National Security Adviser got a "rude awakening" upon visiting Turkey yesterday:

Jan 09 12:16

Pelosi Slams Trump After Threat To Pull California FEMA Funds

President Trump on Wednesday announced over Twitter that he has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stop sending money to California "unless they get their act together, which is unlikely."

"Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forrest fires that, with proper Forrest Management, would never happen," Trump tweeted just one day after California Governor Gavin Newsom was sworn in, adding "It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!"

Jan 09 11:42

Turkey asks US to hand over military bases in Syria

Ankara has asked the United States to hand over 16 of its military bases in northern Syria, which were set up for the fight against ISIL, to Turkey or local authorities in the region after the U.S. withdraws, the Turkish presidential spokesperson said after discussions with U.S. officials.

“We are pleased with [President Donald] Trump’s decision for withdrawal [from Syria], but it needs to be clarified as to what kind of structure will be left behind, what will happen to the heavy weapons that have been deployed, the fate of American military bases and logistics centers. In this meeting we discussed these in detail,” presidential spokesperson ?brahim Kal?n said on Jan. 8.

Turkey also expects the U.S. to collect the arms delivered to the YPG back, said the spokesperson, noting that the U.S. authorities informed Turkey that they were conducting a work on the issue of arms.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That must have been in the context of Trump's announcement of a withdrawal. But since that is not happening, I imagine the US will tell Erdogan to get stuffed!

Jan 09 11:27

FLASHBACK: 7 Democrats Who Once Endorsed Border Fence, Tougher Border Security

Prominent leaders of the Democratic Party once fiercely endorsed border security, and had even voted to secure a border fence along the nation’s southern border.

These stringent calls for tougher border policy appear to have ceased since Donald Trump took office as President of the United States.

In 2006, Senate Democrats — including then-senators Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, and Joe Biden — voted to secure a fence along the United States southern border. Check out the instances in which prominent leaders of the Democratic Party championed the border fence and stronger border security overall.

Jan 09 11:26

Pelosi and Schumer get personal and blast Trump for his 'obsession' with the wall in response to prime-time speech – calling his border barrier 'cruel' and accusing him of throwing a 'temper tantrum'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer used their allotted time following President Trump's prime-time speech to rip his 'obsession' with the border wall and castigate him for throwing a tirade.

Schumer and Pelosi, who both served in office during the shutdowns of the Clinton administration where House Republicans ended up getting most of the blame, blamed the president for a 'senseless shutdown' and called the wall 'cruel' and unnecessary.

'Sadly, much of what we have heard from President Trump throughout this senseless shutdown has been full of misinformation and even malice,' said Pelosi, hitting at the president's motives from the get-go.

Jan 09 11:14

Donald Trump Oval Office Address: Border Security ‘A Choice Between Right and Wrong’

President Donald Trump delivered an address to the American people from the Oval Office on Tuesday, speaking about the crisis on the Southern border.

“This is a choice between right and wrong, justice and injustice,” Trump said in his eight-minute address, describing it as “a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.”

The president detailed the ongoing migration and illegal immigration crisis but did not declare an official State of Emergency, which would allow him to shift funding to fund border security without Congress.

Jan 09 10:37

Full Transcripts: Trump’s Speech on Immigration and the Democratic Response

President Trump delivered an address to the nation on Tuesday night from the Oval Office to make a broad-based public push for border wall funding.

After his speech, Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leaders, delivered a response from Capitol Hill.

The following are transcripts of both Mr. Trump’s speech and the Democratic rebuttal, as prepared by The New York Times.

Jan 09 09:09

Trump Challenges Macron: EU Army 'Didn't Work Too Well' in WWII

Emmanuel Macron earlier voiced the idea of building a European military so that fellow EU nations could defend themselves from wide-ranging threats. The French leader subsequently came under fire from the White House, which called on him to pay his fair share of NATO membership.

Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to deliver a rebuke to Emmanuel Macron, chastising the French president's ideas of a pan-European army and divisive environmental policies.

Trump scolded Macron for his proposal to create a single European army so that Europe would have a greater military autonomy. The 45th POTUS has repeatedly claimed that many NATO members have not been dishing out enough cash for the alliance's needs.

"The idea of a European Military didn't work out too well in WWI or WWII. But the US was there for you, and always will be. All we ask is that you pay your fair share of NATO," he added.

Jan 09 09:09

Netizens Think Trump-Macron Rapport Over After POTUS' Angry Tweet on EU Army

Last spring Donald Trump confessed that his relationship with Emmanuel Macron, who became the first foreign leader to make a state visit to the United States under 45, was indeed special. Today, the presidential bromance is back in the spotlight amid Trump’s visit to Paris and his somewhat angry tweet directed at the French president.

Jan 09 09:08

Brussels Angry After US Downgrades EU Mission's Diplomatic Status – Report

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly slammed the European Union and urged its member states to defend their national sovereignty. He also described the bloc as an American "foe" in terms of trade and blamed European countries for their low defence spending.

Brussels has voiced anger over the White House's move to quietly downgrade the diplomatic status of the European Union’s ambassador to the US in 2018, according to The Independent.

The newspaper cited an EU spokesperson as saying that Washington had not notified the bloc of the unannounced "recent change" and that officials had discussed "possible implications" for the delegation in Washington with their US counterparts.

Jan 09 08:59

Reasons To Believe In Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Are Vanishing

(*So lets get back to talking about THE WALL !)

Jan 09 08:54

Trump’s Neocons Reverse His Syria Withdrawal Plan

I’m starting to wonder whether President Trump has any power over US foreign policy at all. Many people believe that the US president is just a figurehead, with actual foreign policy firmly in the hands of the deep state. Trump’s latest dramatic U-turn on pulling troops from Syria certainly feeds such theories.

Jan 09 08:36

SHOCKER: Nobel secretary regrets Obama peace prize, Obama’s drones killed numerous civilians

Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 to former president Barack Obama failed to achieve what the committee hoped it would, its ex-secretary Geir Lundestad told the Associated Press.

Mr. Lundestad wrote in his memoir, Secretary of Peace, “No Nobel Peace Prize ever elicited more attention than the 2009 prize to Barack Obama.”

He added, “Even many of Obama’s supporters believed that the prize was a mistake. In that sense the committee didn’t achieve what it had hoped for.”

Jan 09 08:35

John Bolton: Trump’s Foreign Policy Architect or Saboteur?

On December 19, as Christmas Day was fast approaching, Donald Trump delivered an early holiday gift to American troops stationed in Syria: pretty soon they would be packing their bags and getting out. To illustrate the point, the showman-turned-president released a video, one minute and 19 seconds long, of him in front of the White House portico proclaiming that the withdrawal was imminent. “After historic victories against ISIS, it’s time to bring our great young people home,” Trump said.

Jan 09 08:16

Bolton ignores Trump at Israel’s request

Jan 08 15:53

Scott Adams: Wears a Pope Hat and Evaluates the Morality of Your Walls

Pope Scott the Last, speaks out on the morality of walls

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1082752406985687045

Scott's 'Pope hat' broadcasts are a rare treat.

Jan 08 15:33

CNN’s Don Lemon Thinks Trump’s Speech Should Be on Time Delay to Protect Against ‘Propaganda’

CNN’s Don Lemon said something about President Trump’s first primetime address from the Oval Office that should have anyone who cares about journalistic integrity and basic ethics concerned: Lemon suggested that Trump be put on a time “delay” in case the President promotes “propaganda.”

We’re not making this up.

Jan 08 09:24

National emergency coming? Trump announces border trip amid talk of using authority to build wall

US President Donald Trump says he will address the nation and later go to the border with Mexico – a day after hinting he could declare a national emergency as government shutdown over funding of his border wall enters week three.

Trump tweeted on Monday that he intends to address the nation on Tuesday evening about the “humanitarian and national security crisis” on the southern border.

Jan 08 09:20

Reasons To Believe In Trump's Syria Withdrawal Are Vanishing

On the first of April last year I published an article titled “Ignore The Words Of US Presidents. Watch Their Actions Instead.”, about Trump’s claim that his administration would be pulling troops out of Syria “very soon”. Watching the actions and ignoring the words is a personal policy I’ve found very useful in dealing with top government figures who understand that power has nothing to do with truth and everything to do with narrative control, and in that particular case the president’s claims were quickly memory holed after a highly suspicious chemical weapons allegation in Douma a few days later. The president’s words said the troops were leaving, and what actually happened was the US bombing the Syrian government for a second time in a year while troops remained where they were.

Jan 08 08:47

Ex-Canadian Prime Minister Joins Rashida Tlaib Calling Trump ‘Motherf**ker’

Canada’s first female prime minister, Kim Campbell, referred to President Donald Trump with an expletive Saturday over his commitment to building a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Campbell, who served as prime minister from June to November 1993, described President Trump a “motherf**ker!” in a tweet sent before 10:00 a.m. this morning — using the same profanity-laced term as freshman congresswoman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in her pledge this week to impeach the president.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is time to bring back the ice bucket challenge.

Jan 08 08:29

With Golan at Stake, Netanyahu, Bolton Set Trump Straight on US Syria Withdrawal Plan

Understanding the significance of the Golan Heights is in many ways key to understanding why the Syrian conflict was engineered by foreign powers in the first place.

Jan 08 08:22

Trump Foreign Policy for 2019

Never before has any presidential administration been as all over the place in terms of national security and foreign policy as is that of Donald J. Trump. Indeed, one might well argue that there is no overriding policy at all in terms of a rational doctrine arrived at through risk versus gain analysis of developing international situations. Instead, there has been a pattern of emotional reactions fueled by media disinformation supplemented by “gut feelings” about a series of ultimately bilateral relationships that frequently have little or nothing to do with American national interests.

Jan 08 01:18

U.S. Senate’s First Bill

U.S. Senate’s First Bill, in Midst of Shutdown, is a Bipartisan Defense of the Israeli Government from Boycotts

Jan 07 16:00

Trump lashes out after his national security advisor John Bolton reveals slowdown in Syria withdrawal plan and claims 'we will be leaving at a proper pace'

President Donald Trump slammed The New York Times on Monday for reporting that his National Security Adviser John Bolton had rolled back his plan for a quick withdrawal of U.S. troops for Syria.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sorry, Donald, but that appears to be exactly what happened.

Jan 07 15:33

President Trump Will Make Primetime Address to the Nation on Border Security

Navigating around Democrats to deliver a speech directly to the American people is a brilliant tactic by the President. It’s clear that leaders in the Party, most notably House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and New York Democrat Chuck Schumer, have no interest in hearing the facts. But the American people will surely be interested.

Schumer and Pelosi both ignored and rejected facts about criminality and terrorist ties at the border during a recent briefing by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Nielsen reported that border officials apprehended 17,000 criminals attempting to make unlawful entry into our country last year, including 3,000 people with terrorist ties.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That may explain why the networks do not want to carry the speech live.

Jan 07 14:24

Scott Adams: RPOS, The Steel Barrier and Climate Persuasion

AOC is now RPOS, says: “Trump is a racist”
Does RPOS support a transfer of wealth from white and
Asian Americans to other ethnic groups?
Climate change authoritative sources pro and con
Both sides use same data to support their position
Sifting through persuasive arguments from both sides
22 tree ring experts say Michael Mann results were flawed
Michael Mann says he discovered tree ring expert flaw
17 year pause in warming, while CO2 was increasing yearly
If CO2 is the main driving force, why the temp pause?
Map of temperature measurement device locations
Vast majority are in the US
Enormous parts of the globe have no measurement devices
Until both sides can claim “victory”, no progress on the wall
“immoral” painted Pelosi into a corner
Are ALL border controls immoral?
Are barriers that are easier to breach, more moral?
Nancy Pelosi looks like a weak leader because of RPOS

Jan 07 14:22

To air or not to air: Networks face pressure over broadcasting Trump's immigration address

President Donald Trump’s planned prime-time address on immigration Tuesday night has put the broadcast networks in a difficult — and familiar — position as they debate whether to carry the address live.

The White House has asked the broadcast networks to set aside at least eight minutes at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday for an Oval Office address in which Trump may declare a state of national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The four major networks — NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox — have not had a consistent policy when it comes to airing presidential addresses on immigration.

They aired President George W. Bush’s prime-time address in 2006, but did not air President Barack Obama’s prime-time immigration address in 2014.

Jan 07 12:23

Syria - Turkey Fails In Idleb, Is Unwilling To Take The Northeast

The neoconservatives in the Trump administration, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton and the Syria envoy James Jeffery, are scrambling to save their plans for Syria that President Trump disposed of when he ordered a complete retreat.

Those plans were for a permanent U.S. occupation of northeast Syria, the reduction of Iranian influence within the government held parts of Syria and an eventual disposal of the Syrian government under President Assad through negotiations. These were unicorn aims that had no chance to ever be achieved.

Moreover Trump had never signed off on these ideas. Back in April he had announced that he wanted U.S. troops out of Syria. He gave his staff six month to achieve that. But instead of following those orders Pompeo and Bolton tried to implement their own plans:

Jan 07 12:14

When ‘Trashing Our Allies’ Was All the Rage

Is it blatant dishonesty or a convenient bout of amnesia? It’s hard to tell. What I do know is this: the supposed American devotion to alliances, now being celebrated by those who deem the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis as heralding the end of Western civilization, is a load of malarkey.

The canonization of Mattis as a secular saint was underway in record time. In The New York Times, David Sanger describes Mattis as “the last senior official in the administration deeply invested in the world order that the United States has led for the 73 years since World War II, and the global footprint needed to keep that order together.” Here the tradition of Marshall, Acheson, and Kennan ostensibly ends and the precipice beckons.

Jan 07 11:41

Has Trump Been Outmaneuvered on Syria Troop Withdrawal?

Trump’s possible backtracking on withdrawal from Syria means he may have been once again outmaneuvered by the Deep State, says Virginia State Senator Dick Black.

Following the outcry after President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was pulling U.S. troops from Syria, it appears that Trump may be succumbing to political pressure. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) visited the White House on Dec. 30 and afterward told reporters:

“We talked about Syria. He told me some things I didn’t know that made me feel a lot better about where we’re headed in Syria,” Graham said. Trump’s withdrawal plans are “slowing down in a smart way,” Graham said, according to NBC News.

Jan 07 11:38

"China, China, China" - Acting US SecDef Succinctly Summarizes World's Biggest Threat

To quote Shakespeare's Henry V, "The courses of his youth promised it not." The then-deputy secretary of defense Patrick Shanahan gave a speech at an Air Force Association conference on September 19 last year that seemed overly deferential to the then-secretary of defense, the globalist known as General James Mattis. The speech was light on factual content, reflecting a speaker who was a political animal, a speech composed of platitudes and pleasantries that showed contempt for its audience because it deliberately conveyed nothing of substance.

Jan 07 11:16

Pentagon Chief of Staff Kevin Sweeney Steps Down

Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan praised the admiral in a series of tweets, saying he greatly appreciated his service to the nation as a Navy officer with over 30 years of service and then as chief of staff of the Pentagon.

"As he steps down to reenter the private sector, we’re going to miss him here in the Pentagon. We know great things are in store for him and his family," Shanahan said.

Jan 07 09:30

White House forced Pentagon chief of staff to quit: Report

Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney was reportedly forced out by the White House.

Sweeney, a retired Navy rear admiral, announced Saturday that he was resigning, saying in a statement, "I've decided the time is right to return to the private sector."

But a source told CNN's Jake Tapper that Sweeney's exit was orchestrated by the White House.

Sweeney departs less than a week after Jim Mattis left his post as defense secretary. Sweeney had worked with Mattis when he led the U.S. Central Command and as chief of staff advised and counseled Mattis.

Jan 07 08:56

FLASHBACK - House Dem suggests higher fence to protect White House from unwanted intruders

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) on Tuesday suggested that the Obama administration should consider building a higher fence around the White House in order to deter fence-jumpers and other intruders from entering the grounds.

"I want to know whether you have considered before today simply asking that a higher fence be built, one that, for example, could curve," Norton asked Secret Service Director Julia Pierson.

Jan 07 08:31

Why Trump's Advisors Keep Quashing His Realist Whims

Donald Trump has time and again allowed his advisers to talk him out of his realist foreign-policy positions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Donald need a spine transplant. Even Claire has a stiffer spine than he does!

Jan 07 08:08

Iran Rejects Trump’s Claims That Tehran Sought Talks With the US as ‘False Dreams’


Iran Rejects Trump’s Claims That Tehran Sought Talks With the US as ‘False Dreams’
Iran has categorically dismissed Trump’s new claims that Tehran is after talks with Washington, saying the US president is only giving voice to his “false and unattainable dreams.”

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Jan 07 08:03

Hosting top Trump aide, PM asks US to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

Hosting a senior aide to US President Donald Trump in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on the administration to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

“The Golan Heights is tremendously important for our security,” Netanyahu told US National Security Adviser John Bolton, during a joint statement after their meeting at the Prime Minister’s Residence on Balfour Street.

Netanyahu said he was planning to take Bolton on a tour of the Golan Heights, weather permitting.

Jan 06 15:34

What the President Could Do If He Declares a State of Emergency

Deep State point of view,but a lot of truth about how much power the President would have if he invoked a State of Emergency and Martial Law.

The moment the president declares a “national emergency”—a decision that is entirely within his discretion—he is able to set aside many of the legal limits on his authority.

Jan 06 14:45

It Begins: Russia, China, and India Are Now All Dumping the US Dollar

(RT) — The past year was full of events that inevitably split the global geopolitical space into two camps: those who still support using US currency as a universal financial tool, and those who are turning their back on the greenback.

Global tensions caused by economic sanctions and trade conflicts triggered by Washington have forced targeted countries to take a fresh look at alternative payment systems currently dominated by the US dollar.

RT has taken a deeper look into the recent phenomena of de-dollarization, summing up which countries have taken steps towards eliminating their reliance on the greenback, and the reasons behind their decision.

Jan 06 13:41

Scott Adams: Sonic Weapon Hysteria, Climate Change and Dancing AOC

Discussion of various climate change topics
Debunking both the skeptic and believers arguments
The sonic weapon (or crickets) attack on our Cuban embassy

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1081929937907376128

Jan 06 12:47

BEXALERT: Hard to digest: Inmates eat holiday steak during shutdown while prison workers go unpaid

Been there and done that. The BOP has a set menu and the private prisons follow that menu. The grilled steak was most likely fried soy burgers. Never heard of garlic macaroni biscuits. They feed prisoners lots of beans and faux soy meats,very few veggies or fruits,mostly empty carbs. If you are Jewish or Muslim you get to eat kosher or halal,which means you get real meat and fruit and veggies. Never heard of Cornish hens being served,sure never ate one. Chicken wing and thigh day was the best you would get.
This is disinfo bull to make Trump look bad!

Jan 06 11:04

America's last? First Senate bill of 2019 aims to protect Israel from boycott, report reveals

With the start of the 2019 legislative session, one might hope the US Senate would prioritize ending the two-week government shutdown. Instead, the Senate’s first bill of the year reportedly aims to protect Israel from boycotts.
According to The Intercept, the first piece of legislation to be rolled out by the 2019 GOP-controlled Senate will give the US government the authority to cut ties with companies that choose to boycott Israel.

Jan 06 10:22

Video Shows Chuck Schumer Arguing a Fence Will Make Border ‘Far More Secure’

A newly resurfaced video shows anti-wall Democrat Chuck Schumer advocating for a fence along the southern border because it will be a “far more secure” means to creating a “significant barrier to illegal immigration.”

Schumer’s speech was given at the 6th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference at Georgetown University on June 24th, 2009. The gathering was designed to discuss U.S. immigration policies and their impacts.

Schumer, far from his pro-illegal immigration stance of today, presented what he defined as ‘seven principles’ of immigration reform that he wanted to pass.

The speech is startling in its contrast with the open borders rhetoric Schumer now uses to attack President Trump.

Jan 06 09:19

Senate's First Act: "An Implicit Rebuke" Of Trump's Syria Draw Down

The Republican-held Senate's first order of business as it reconvened on Friday for 2019 was to push back against President Trump's planned Syria withdrawal, as the first bill Republican leadership introduced, led by hawk Marco Rubio, is being described as "an implicit rebuke" of the president's Syria policy.

Jan 06 08:31

Trump Set To Meet Vice President Of China In Three Weeks

President Trump will likely hold talks with China's Vice President, Wang Qishan, at the World Economic Forum later this month, according to the China Morning Post, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Wang will likely lead China's team to the annual forum in Davos, Switzerland, while the talks with Trump would take place on the sidelines. It's also possible that one or more of Trump's top trade lieutenants will meet with the Chinese VP if the US president himself does not.

Jan 05 14:10

Scott Adams: AOC Derangement Syndrome, Shutdown Persuasion, Wall Funding, and Karate

Would-be kidnapper chases victim into karate studio
Master Persuader AOC is using Trump’s 2015 play EXACTLY
She’s controlling the conversation, attention, energy
Wall negotiations, setting persuasion “anchors”
Pelosi anchors at zero, down from older offer
President Trump re-anchors at 5.6 billion, up from 5
Pelosi says “walls are immoral”
Shouldn’t we therefore remove ALL border barriers?
Building the wall by declaring a national emergency
President Trump is branding himself as the reasonable one
Some climate change claims are easily debunked
Is the Michael Mann hockey stick graph accurate?
Is Tony Heller wrong about temperature adjustments?
Climate change believers say adjustments went both ways
Tony says ALL adjustments went one direction
Who is correct?
Claim: Multiple ways to measure temps, and they ALL agree
Skeptic says Michael Mann’s methodology is flawed

Jan 05 12:36

DONALD TRUMP SUFFERS SETBACK AS SENATE REJECTS HUNDREDS OF NOMINATIONS

This is Sedition and Treason pure and simple. The Deepstate is in full revolt against the American people,The US Constitution and The Billof Rights! This is getting uglier by the minute.

President Donald Trump has suffered a setback after the Senate knocked hundreds of nominations back to the White House. As the 116th Congress began on Thursday, the Senate sent back over 270 nominations from the previous session, as well as a host of foreign service nominees.

The development is an unexpected and unwanted headache for the Trump administration, which has previously been critical of the perceived lack of speed in approving nominations.

Jan 05 10:45

US tensions with China, Russia rise

China has warned that it is not afraid to protect itself when necessary as tensions with the United States continue unabated.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Beijing will prioritize developing cooperation between its armed forces and those of other countries.

“Also — looking at the bigger picture for our countries — if what we mutually seek is a partner, then we will likely get a partner. But if what we seek is an adversary, then we will certainly get an adversary,” Lu said on Thursday.

His remarks came after acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan said his top priority is to counter China.

Jan 05 09:49

Donald Trump Open to Declaring a State of Emergency to Fund Border Wall

President Donald Trump said he was willing to declare a state of emergency on Friday, in order to build a wall on the Southern border.

“Absolutely, we can call a national emergency,” Trump said when asked about the idea by a reporter. “I haven’t done it. I may do it. I may do it.”
The president spoke to reporters in the Rose Garden on Friday at the White House after meeting with Congressional leaders for more than two hours to try to make a deal.

The president is allowed by law to issue a declaration of emergency to quickly move federal funds to a specific area based on his discretion. The state of emergency declaration is frequently used ahead of a hurricane or other national disaster.

Jan 05 08:28

DC circus of sociopaths

don't step in the politics! it takes forever to scrape it off the bottom of shoes...

Jan 04 18:52

'Fake News!' Trump denies reports he eyes anti-war Democrat as new Pentagon chief

US President Donald Trump has dismissed reports that he is considering making former Democratic senator Jim Webb the new head of the Pentagon as "fake news", tweeting that Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan "is doing a great job."

In a tweet on Friday, Trump lashed out at the New York Times, which had reported earlier that the commander-in-chief was eyeing one-term Virginia senator and outspoken opponent of the Iraq war for Defense Secretary.

"The story in the New York Times regarding Jim Webb being considered as the next Secretary of Defense is FAKE NEWS," Trump tweeted.

Jan 04 13:43

President Trump Delivers Remarks + Presser

President Trump speaks to reporters after meeting with members of Congress at the White House in Washington - 'I Can Do It if I Want': Trump Says Could Use Emergency Powers for Border Wall

Jan 04 13:15

Scott Adams: Impeachment, the #Wence, Socialism, Syria, Kevin Hart, the Worst Climate Arguments. With Coffee.

Ellen DeGeneres says Kevin Hart has apologized and grown
Was exiting Syria a smart move? Elizabeth Warren says yes
US isn’t dependent on China trade
China much more dependent on trade with the US
Inevitable outcome…trade deal
Fears on the left just after the election
The left feared he would do terrible things…he hasn’t
Left has shifted, now it’s intensely personal complaints
A 3rd Option: Not Socialism, not Capitalism
A modified version of capitalism
Discarding bad arguments on both sides of climate change
Medieval warming, ice cubes in your glass and more
Both climate change sides have a “Whack-A-Mole” problem
Debunk each point and the person just shifts to another

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1081204877412392960

Jan 04 09:26

The Truth About Trump’s Withdrawal Of U.S. Forces From Afghanistan And Syria

Trump is not pulling troops out of Afghanistan and Syria; he is pulling the wool over the eyes of millions of Christians and conservatives.

Jan 04 09:20

President Trump Puts Out a Brilliant Video on the Border Crisis

President Trump tweeted a brilliant video about the crisis at the border and it shows Schumer up for the lying hypocrite he is. It’s unlikely the media will notice it.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But we did!!!!

Jan 04 09:00

Trump Slams Brakes on Federal Gravy Train

President Donald Trump is freezing pay for civilian federal workers, cancelling their automatic 2.1 percent raise for 2019. Disregard the howls from union bosses and Democratic politicians. It's the right decision.

Federal workers already collect bigger salaries, on average, than private sector workers doing comparable jobs, and they get benefit packages a whopping 47 percent more expensive, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Not to mention up to 49 paid days off a year. And they never lose a night's sleep over getting canned. Firing them, no matter how outrageous their misconduct, is almost impossible.

Jan 04 08:54

Trump Mulls Nominating 'China Hawk' James Webb as Pentagon Chief - Reports

US President Donald Trump is looking at former Secretary of the Navy James Webb, a former Democratic senator, and advocate of confronting China, as his next secretary of defense to replace James Mattis, the US media said Thursday.

Webb, who served as secretary of the Navy under Republican President Ronald Reagan was a critic of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq and may be asked to implement US troop withdrawals from both Syria and Afghanistan, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

Jan 04 08:38

Trump Allies Propose DACA Amnesty in Exchange for Border Wall

Fox News host Sean Hannity suggested Trump is open to accepting DACA amnesty in exchange for Democrat support for a border wall.

Hannity, a known confidant of President Trump, floated the proposal on his Fox News program, suggesting the President is actually considering the proposal. “The President is willing to negotiate DACA,” Hannity confirmed during his opening monologue:

Jan 04 06:32

Wait..What Did He Say?

Israel is a little shocked at how indifferent President Trump seemed to be about Iran’s presence in Syria.

US President Donald Trump said that in regard to Iran’s role in Syria “they can do whatever they want there, frankly.” The president added that the situation in Iran has changed in recent months as a result of the renewed US sanctions.

During a meeting of his Cabinet, Trump explained that the Ayatollah regime is withdrawing its forces from Syria and Yemen. There are weekly protests and their situation is very bad. He added that he may sit down to negotiate with the Iranians; but he felt that they are not willing to sit with him at the moment.

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Jan 03 13:22

On First Day in Control of the House, Democrat Brad Sherman Will Introduce Articles of Impeachment

Rep. Brad Sherman, a California Democrat, is planning on bringing forward articles of impeachment against President Trump on Thursday, day one of the Democrat Party’s takeover of the House.

Sherman previously introduced the measure in 2017, but with his party now in power in the House, the effort takes on new meaning.

The Democrat’s ploy at the time hinged on the President’s alleged obstruction of justice by firing then-FBI director James Comey, saying the dismissal amounted to a ‘high crime and misdemeanor.’

Jan 03 12:24

Scott Adams: Romney, Trump’s Press Conference, Arctic Ice and Nuclear Power

A+ Good risk/reward play by Romney
President Trump’s comments on walls that exist and work
Anti-Trump forced to deal with Obama and Popes walls
“Sand and Death”, President Trump’s branding is excellent
Visual persuasion examples and the essence of issues
AOC in group picture of new House members
AOC once again, makes the right choice when others don’t
Focusing on ice to determine if climate change is real
Is ice increasing or decreasing in net total?
How do we not know the clear answer to that question?
Steve Goddard and Tony Heller are the same guy
One powerful skeptic voice…not two, pen name
Rebuttal charts for temperature data on climate change
The most basic, easily verifiable facts aren’t agreed on?
Are nuclear and fusion power cost effective or not?
Really smart people aren’t in agreement

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1080842402166845441

Jan 03 12:16

New Congress: Democratic members sworn in, Pelosi elected speaker – live updates

The 116th Congress is being seated Thursday, with Democrats taking the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives after eight years out of power. The first order of business was electing Rep. Nancy Pelosi to be House speaker for the second time.

The House convened at noon. After Pelosi was confirmed, the new members will be sworn in. Once the ceremonial parts of the day are completed, the session may get more contentious.

Pelosi has announced plans to immediately pass a spending bill to end the government shutdown. However, the bill does not include funding for a border wall, so President Trump has said that he will not sign it.

Jan 03 11:03

Trump wants 'insane' public releases of Pentagon watchdog reports to end

US President Donald Trump has slammed the Pentagon's inspector-general for releasing reports about Iraq and Afghanistan to the public, demanding even less transparency from one of the country's least transparent agencies.

Trump told acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan he wanted to stop releasing the watchdog reports to the public immediately, calling the practice “insane” during a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Jan 03 10:34

Senate confirms dozens of Trump nominees on final day of 115th Congress

The Senate signed off on dozens of President Trump's nominees hours before the deadline to either approve them or force the administration to nominate them.

The Senate confirmed more than 60 nominations by voice vote on Wednesday night, the final day of the 115th Congress.

Jan 03 10:33

CNN Hack Wants to Censor Trump’s Press Conferences

CNN “reporter” Oliver Darcy, who was instrumental in getting radio host Alex Jones de-platformed from the internet’s major social networks (so much for the “free press”) is on another crusade, this time advocating to censor President Donald J. Trump.

Jan 03 10:32

Drugmakers kicked off 2019 with price increases in the United States on more than 250 prescription drugs, including the world’s top-selling medicine, Humira

Drugmakers kicked off 2019 with price increases in the United States on more than 250 prescription drugs, including the world’s top-selling medicine, Humira, although the pace of price hikes was slower than last year.

The industry has been under pressure by the U.S. President Donald Trump to hold their prices level as his administration works on plans aimed at lowering the costs of medications for consumers in the world’s most expensive pharmaceutical market.

During a White House meeting with members of his Cabinet, U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he expected to see a tremendous decrease in drug prices. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar was at the meeting.

Jan 03 10:22

Rubino: Three Things That Will Definitely Happen In 2019

3. Politics will get even crazier
This is the easiest prediction in the history of predicting. The US just handed the House of Representatives to Democrats who have been itching to destroy the president for two interminable years. Given a chance to make those dreams a reality, the Dems will throw everything in the political dirty tricks handbook at the executive branch. The result: something much worse than gridlock. Let’s call it “chaos” until the media coins catchier term.

Across the pond, Brexit is looking decidedly “hard,” meaning the UK just leaves the EU and lets the lawyers sort out who owes what to whom and who gets to go where when.

Jan 03 10:14

Firing Trump takes center stage as Democrats reclaim House majority: California congressman files article of impeachment on Day One claiming president obstructed justice by giving James Comey the axe

A California Democratic congressman is using his party's first day controlling the House of Representatives to file an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump.

Rep. Brad Sherman introduced an identical bill in 2017, charging that Trump obstructed justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey just months after moving into the White House.

The resolution accuses Trump of 'threatening, and then terminating' Comey because he knew the FBI was investigating then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and 'conducting one or more investigations into Russian state interference in the 2016 campaign.'

Sherman told the Los Angeles Times that 'there is no reason' Congress shouldn't consider impeachment: 'Every day, Donald Trump shows that leaving the White House would be good for our country.'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The House can (and probably will) impeach, but the Senate will not convict.

Jan 03 09:20

Iran 'Can Do What They Want' in Syria, Trump Says

Speaking on the war-torn country in wake of his momentous decision to pull out American troops, Trump sidelines question on move's timing, says it will 'happen over a period of time'

Jan 03 09:19

Trump: Afghan Invasion Bankrupted the Soviet Union

In comments Wednesday, President Trump caused a substantial stir in noting the Soviet Union’s collapse in the wake of their disastrous war in Afghanistan. This caused a flurry of backlash in the media questioning the historical accuracy of the statement.

Trump said that the Soviet Union was bankrupted by the Afghan War, leading an official at the American Enterprise Institute claiming the cost of the war was “an insignificant portion of the Soviet GDP.”

Of course, the Soviets didn’t literally declare bankruptcy at all, but their decisive defeat in Afghanistan was the beginning of the end of their attempts to heavily project power abroad. The not-inconsequential inherent problems in Communism were also a clear factor, but Afghanistan was an eye-opener, and sped up the inevitable collapse.

Jan 03 09:18

Israeli settlement activity surged in Trump era: Monitor group

With little resistance from a friendly White House, Israel has launched a new settlement push in the West Bank since President Donald Trump took office, laying the groundwork for what could be the largest construction binge in years, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.

The figures, gathered from official government sources by the anti-settlement monitoring group Peace Now, show an increase in building in 2018 and a sharp spike in planning for future construction.

The trend, highlighted last week when an Israeli committee advanced plans for thousands more settlement homes on occupied lands, has only deepened Palestinian mistrust of the Trump administration as it says it is preparing to roll out a Middle East peace plan.

Jan 03 09:12

Trump's Right About ‘Ridiculous’ Misuse of U.S. Troops

Donald Trump has been complaining for years about the promiscuous use of American military personnel. Two weeks ago, he did something about it, announcing the withdrawal of 2,000 troops from Syria and 7,000 from Afghanistan.

Republicans joined Democrats in condemning Trump for acting impulsively, sowing "chaos," and precipitating a "national security crisis." But it's the president's overwrought critics who are making choices without thinking, driven by the momentum of military mistakes to support open-ended commitments that make no sense.

The U.S. intervention in Syria's civil war was never authorized by Congress, and its aims were nebulous. A few months ago, Trump's national security adviser was saying American forces would stay in Syria as long as Iran or its proxies are operating there—in other words, indefinitely.

Jan 03 08:36

No one cares as Trump plan delayed again

As the year came to an end and another began,
And the snowflakes took flight all over the land,
Crazy tales were told to rapt children ‘round fires,
of a plan – a great plan – to bring peace to holy shires.

The Ultimate Deal™, the Deal of the Century,
call it what you will, this plan will give sanctuary,
to the weak and the weary and the rich and the poor,
to all except you, you’re Palestinian, you sucker!

This was not Nikki Haley’s Christmas message to the United Nations. Which is a shame: It would have been honest.

Jan 03 08:32

Nancy Pelosi Says Trump Impeachment, Indictment Are Not Off the Table

Presumptive Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi refused to rule out presidential impeachment and indictment in a nationally-syndicated interview the morning before assuming power.

Pelosi was asked in an interview on “Today” if she agreed with the Department of Justice guidelines that hold that a sitting president cannot be indicted.

She answered with equivocation: “No, I do not.”

Jan 02 15:59

DJT Comments du jour - video clips

On Jeff Flake "He Will Probably Go Work For CNN Now That He's Retired"

"They say the wall is immoral the Vatican has the biggest walls of them all" Trump SLAMS Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer

On Mitt Romney "If He Would Have Fought Obama As Hard As He's Fighting Me He Would Have Won The Election"

Jan 02 15:22

‘I never said fast or slow’: Trump has vague timeline for ‘sand and death’ Syria withdrawal

President Donald Trump told reporters that his planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria would take place over an unspecified “period of time,” adding that previous reports of a withdrawal within four months were false.

Jan 02 14:23

Trump Trashes Mattis, Says "I Think I Could Have Been A Good General"

In his first Cabinet meeting of the new year, President Trump went off-script with reporters, slamming recently-departed Defense Secretary Jim "mad dog" Mattis, claiming he "essentially fired" the four-star general, who abruptly resigned last month.

Trashing Mattis' management of the Afghanistan war, Trump reminded reporters that Mattis had personally thanked him for helping secure $716 billion for national security in the current fiscal year. But then he quickly rebuked:

"What’s he done for me?” Trump said.

“How had he done in Afghanistan? Not too good.”

Adding that:

"I think I would have been a good general...but who knows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is one of the most utterly tasteless, ill-conceived statements this President has ever uttered, and as we all know, is far from his first, consistently, and nearly pathologically, taking potshots at fired executives within his government.

So Mr. President,some words of wisdom; it would good for our country, at this point, if you could, please, try to contain your hubris, coupled with your outrage against people you recommended for serious high-level positions in the administration, then fired, somewhere other that twitter, or public events or addresses.

A diary would be a nice idea, perhaps, in a cuneiform that only you can read, which stays close to you at all times.

In closing, I would like to share the article indicating how much the people who served under Mattis, felt about him:

Mattis: the man, the myths, and the influential General's Deep bond with his marines.

Jan 02 12:54

Scott Adams: AOC, AGW, TDS, Ye, and Coffee

Kanye tweets and his upcoming Joe Rogan podcast
Elizabeth Warren and Beto attempt to imitate AOC’s live stream
Warren cracks a beer, Beto in his V-neck sweater
Why so many climate change temperature adjustments?
Believers Berkley Earth offer their explanation
“Estimating” temperature adjustments is allowed?
Climate change Bloomberg article, convincingly debunked
Comparing Green Tech and Nuclear Power options
Bill Gates vision of a new type of nuclear power plant…in China
Can’t be built in US, endless regulations and roadblocks
A hosted conversation with me as the referee, NOT a debate
Both sides required to answer strong points of other side
Climate change risk management (Whiteboard)
Expected Value calculation
Portfolio Effect
Opportunity Costs and timing considerations
The Hill article reads like mental illness, not a political opinion

Jan 02 10:49

Federal Judge Dismisses Attempt to Access President Trump’s Tax Returns

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought forward by a non-profit organization in an attempt to access President Trump’s tax returns.

Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson ruled on Tuesday that the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) could not use a FOIA request to access the tax documents from the IRS.

“No one can demand to inspect another’s tax records,” Henderson declared, noting that this applies to the protection of confidentiality for “the ordinary taxpayer and the President alike.”

Jan 02 09:20

Trump, Xi vow to strengthen US-China bilateral ties: State media

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his American counterpart Donald Trump have exchanged messages, vowing to enhance cooperation despite a months-long bruising trade war.

The two leaders on Tuesday exchanged congratulatory messages on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of China-US diplomatic relations, Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported.

President Xi said he attached “great importance” to the development of bilateral ties, stressing that he was “willing” to work with Trump in improving the Beijing-Washington relations.

Jan 02 09:11

US Rage For Endless Wars Threatens World Peace In The New Year

Washington’s hegemonic aims, under Republicans and undemocratic Dems, represent the greatest threat to world peace and humanity’s survival.

Jan 01 15:31

Fake News & Feminism - MGTOW

I'm going to take this opportunity to discuss what happened a while back when Hilary Clinton made the following statements about the so called fake news. I'm sure everyone has heard the argument from the mainstream media by now that mainstream news outlets called the presidential election for Hilary Clinton and were probably hoping that if they said it enough times then this would provide enough social proof for voters to go out there and vote for Hilary. By the way her presidential campaign cost over one billion dollars. When she lost she was throwing furniture around the room on election and getting violent with people. But when she finally calmed down she brought up the issue of fake news at a speech for Harry Reid's retirement party mentioning that the US government and Silicon Valley were going to team up and start to punish fake news sites.

Jan 01 14:32

Scott Adams: Breaking Down the Climate Change Debate

Comparing the strong points of climate experts and climate skeptics
The need for a conversation between the two sides
Bill Gates says the world needs to be working on nuclear power
It’s the biggest news in the world
Lower energy costs would allow reforestation of deserts
President Trump’s personality allows him to do things others wouldn’t
Stock market tanked 6% because Fed said market to hot, and slowed
The economy is SO GOOD…the Fed had to slow it down

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1080145063890415618

Jan 01 11:43

Trump withdrawing from Middle East to focus on China: Academic

US President Donald Trump is pulling out troops from Syria and ending war in Afghanistan in order to focus on economic negotiations with China, an American writer and academic says.

James Petras, a retired professor who has published on political issues with particular focus on Latin America, the Middle East and imperialism, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday.

The US has reportedly evacuated a military base in Syria, the first step towards delivering on Trump’s recent pledge to pull American forces out of the Arab country.

According to local residents of al-Malikiya, in the northeastern province of Hasakeh, some 50 American soldiers had already left the base and traveled to a base in Iraq, along with their armored vehicles and other equipment.

Jan 01 11:42

'Come over right now' Trump tells Schumer and Pelosi, adding 'I'm ready, willing and able' to negotiate after Democrats reveal plan to force president and Republicans on the defensive over shutdown

President Donald Trump invited Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to the White House on Monday, saying he is 'ready, willing and able' to negotiate a path to reopening the federal government.

'I'm in Washington, I'm ready, willing and able. I'm in the White House, I'm ready to go. They can come over right now, they could've come over anytime,' the president told Fox News in an interview to be broadcast on New Year's Eve.

'I spent Christmas in the White House, I spent New Year's Eve now in the White House. And you know, I'm here, I'm ready to go. It's very important. A lot of people are looking to get their paycheck, so I'm ready to go whenever they want. No, we are not giving up. We have to have border security and the wall is a big part of border security. The biggest part,' he added.

Pelosi arrived at the U.S. Capitol late Monday afternoon after a holiday trip to Hawaii. She is preparing to take over as speaker of the House on Thursday.

Jan 01 11:25

How the War Party Lost the Middle East

"Assad must go, Obama says."

So read the headline in The Washington Post, Aug. 18, 2011.

The story quoted President Barack Obama directly:

"The future of Syria must be determined by its people, but President Bashar al-Assad is standing in their way. … the time has come for President Assad to step aside."

France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and Britain’s David Cameron signed on to the Obama ultimatum: Assad must go!

Seven years and 500,000 dead Syrians later, it is Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron who are gone. Assad still rules in Damascus, and the 2,000 Americans in Syria are coming home. Soon, says President Donald Trump.

Jan 01 11:23

US and Israel to leave Unesco over listing of Palestinian sites

The United States and Israel are set to leave Unesco, the United Nations cultural agency, late on Monday over the body’s decision to recognise several contested landmarks as belonging to the State of Palestine.

The withdrawal, which takes effect at midnight, comes one year after US President Donald Trump removed Washington as a member of the body, a move closely followed by Israel.

The agency is one of the most important in the world, serving as a protector of some of the most historic sites by listing them on its World Heritage list.

Two of those on the list angered both the US and Israel. In 2017, Unesco voted to make the old city of Hebron, the largest city in the occupied West Bank, a world heritage site. As part of that designation, the contested site at the centre of the city, the Ibrahimi Mosque to Muslims or the Cave of the Patriarchs to Jews, is also deemed a world heritage site.

Jan 01 11:02

NETANYAHU: ELECTION CAMPAIGN WOULD BE WORST TIME FOR U.S. TO RELEASE PEACE PLAN

The United States is unlikely to roll-out its long awaited peace blueprint during the Israeli election campaign because it wants to maximize, not minimize, its chance of success, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.

Asked at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro about the timing of the publication of the plan, Netanyahu said Washington is interested in giving that plan the greatest chance of success, “and in their estimation elections are the time when it will have the least chance of succeeding.”

Jan 01 10:57

Trump Enacts Bill Countering China's Global 'Strategic Influence'

President Donald Trump signed legislation designed to establish a multi-pronged strategy for advancing US interests in the Info-Pacific region, the White House said in a press release.

"The President signed into law… the ‘Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018,’ which establishes a multifaceted US strategy to increase US security, economic interests, and values in the Indo-Pacific region," the release said on Monday.

Jan 01 10:26

Gabbard: Media misses point of CIA program Trump ended

Jan 01 06:26

Kim Jong-un New Year speech: ‘no choice but to consider a new path if US doesn’t keep its promises’

The North Korean leader gave his annual address on Tuesday, setting the tone for domestic, inter-Korean and foreign policy amid stalled nuclear talks with the United States

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has renewed a pledge to denuclearise the Korean peninsula despite stalled negotiations with the US, but warned he could just as quickly resume his nuclear weapons programme if sanctions are not lifted.

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(*a return to "ROCKET MAN!" would be a boon for the lead up to The Trump 2020 "There Is No Choice!" campaign )

Jan 01 04:52

Trump Jabs Warren (*Pocahontas)

Warren Announces White House Bid, Getting Early Jump on 2020 Race, Trump Jabs at Senator

Dec 31 16:28

Scott Adams: Explaining the Syria Withdrawal in a Way CNN Will Not Understand

President Trump’s campaign promise: We’ll get out of Syria
President Trump’s request for exit plan 8 months ago
CNN now saying exit is random, impulsive, arbitrary

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1079853871218929664

Dec 31 12:48

Scott Adams: China Trade, Louis C.K., Walls and Climate Debate

Louis CK hits the offensive Trifecta
Climate change debates least rational feedback
Climate change believers don’t act like they believe
President Trump’s tweet about the experts deciding border security
Border Patrol people aren’t engineers, but their input is key
Gordon Chang says China growth may have slowed or is retracting
America is more customer than supplier to China
Huge trade war advantage for the US
North Korea’s nukes were an advantage just a year ago
In 2019 they seem more of an enormous money drain
They prevent trade advantages and cost a fortune
CNN’s “Walls don’t work” isn’t an opinion…it’s just dumb
Walls are friction, friction always changes behavior
President Trump’s statement about military pay raise
Did he innocently get his facts wrong?
It was a mistake, but is it important?
The Left cares about “fairness”

Dec 31 09:57

The more the hopelessly deranged go after the president, the more his supporters love him

AP’s photo of the North Portico of the White House, hanging in as front page news ever since Congress left on recess during the partial government shutdown, attempts a pictorial message that America’s consummately HATED 45th has been left Home Alone for the duration of the holidays.

According to AP, President Donald Trump has been “cooped up” in the White House using an expression that usually describes chickens.

That this was one chicken that flew the coop, leaving the ‘Home Alone White House’ on Christmas Eve to visit troops in Iraq and to meet with American troops stationed overseas, was totally ignored by both mainstream and social media with NBC having to walk back its Fake News story that the Trump Iraq visit never took place.

Dec 31 09:50

US Rage for Endless Wars Threatens World Peace in the New Year. The Danger of Nuclear War is Real

Washington’s hegemonic aims represent the greatest threat to world peace and humanity’s survival.

At his annual marathon Q & A news conference last week, Vladimir Putin warned about possible nuclear war, a growing threat because of Washington’s reckless geopolitical agenda, including withdrawal from the Iran (JCPOA) nuclear deal and INF Treaty, as well as its reluctance to negotiate extending New Start (April 2010) on reducing and limiting strategic weapons, expiring in February 2021 if not renewed.

Based on bad advice from regime hardliners, Trump falsely called New Start a bad deal favoring Russia. It’s nothing of the kind. It’s even-handed, shifting things to less war and more peace globally.

Last October, John Bolton called for withdrawing from New Start. He convinced Trump to abandon the JCPOA and INF Treaty. He advocates greater US toughness against all sovereign independent countries.

Dec 31 09:45

Putin Tells Trump That Russia Is Open For Dialogue On An "Extensive Agenda"

In the latest attempt by Russia to offer an olive branch to the US, on Sunday Russian President Vladimir Putin told his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump in a New Year letter that Moscow was ready for dialogue on "the most extensive agenda”, the Kremlin said following a series of failed attempts to hold a new summit, most recently in November, when Trump abruptly canceled a planned meeting with Putin on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Argentina, citing tensions about Russian forces opening fire on Ukrainian navy boats and then seizing them.

Trump and Putin also failed to hold a full-fledged meeting in Paris on the sidelines of the centenary commemoration of the Armistice. The two leaders held their one and only summit in Helsinki in July.

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