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Name: Miles Archer
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Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
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Current location: Nevada
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So the GOP MASTER PLAN to stave off the BLUE WAVE is to scare voters with IMPEACHMENT talk?

WASHINGTON — As Republican leaders scramble to stave off a Democratic wave or at least mitigate their party’s losses in November, a strategy is emerging on the right for how to energize conservatives and drive a wedge between the anti-Trump left and moderate voters: warn that Democrats will immediately move to impeach President Trump if they capture the House.

What began last year as blaring political hyperbole on the right — the stuff of bold-lettered direct mail fund-raising pitches from little-known groups warning of a looming American “coup” — is now steadily drifting into the main currents of the 2018 message for Republicans.

The appeals have become a surefire way for candidates to raise small contributions from grass-roots conservatives who are devoted to Mr. Trump, veteran Republican fund-raisers say. But party strategists also believe that floating the possibility of impeachment can also act as a sort of scared-straight motivational tool for turnout. Last week, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas used his re-election kickoff rally to introduce a video featuring a faux news anchor reading would-be headlines were conservatives not to vote in November.

“Senate Majority Leader Schumer announced the impeachment trial of President Trump,” one of the anchors says.


IMAGINE the SHITSTORM if Obama had "fought sprinkler legislation" in Obama Tower.

Trump fought fire legislation and refused to install sprinklers on residential floors of Trump Tower

Posted by Miles Archer | Sun Apr 8, 2018, 02:46 PM (0 replies)

Trump Tower fire is second 2018 blaze in sprinkler-free residential tower

Trump Tower fire is second 2018 blaze in sprinkler-free residential tower


The fire on the 50th floor New York City's Trump Tower that left 67-year-old Todd Brassner dead and six firefighters injured was the second fire in the building in 2018. President Trump's centerpiece Manhattan skyscraper opened in 1984, but does not have sprinklers on its residential floors, a measure required in new buildings since 1999. President Trump, then a private citizen and property developer, lobbied to try and prevent the mandate at the time.

New York City in 1999 became last big city in the nation to require sprinklers, according to the New York Daily News. Under the 1999 legislation, buildings constructed before then were only required to have sprinklers if they underwent gut renovations.

According to The New York Times, Mr. Trump was one of the developers in the late 1990s who lobbied against sprinklers in buildings. He then recanted once the legislation passed with grandfathering provisions that meant existing buildings did not need to install them, saying that he understood they made residents "feel safer." FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said on Saturday that there is extra fire protection at Trump Tower when Mr. Trump is there.

Then-New York city mayor and now staunch Trump ally Rudy Giuliani signed the bill requiring sprinklers into force on March 24, 1999, having opposed it when it was first proposed in 1997. The legislation was spurred on by a major fire in a so-called "fireproof" apartment block with no sprinklers on New York's Upper West Side the previous December, and another in a Brooklyn housing project the same month in which hallway sprinklers failed. Survivors wanted all buildings to have sprinklers, but the legislation that was passed was not retrospective, much to the delight of existing property owners who cited cost as a major reason not to be compelled to retrofit their buildings. At the time the legislation was being discussed, Mr. Trump had just started construction on a 72-story tower near the United Nations, and he subsequently said he would install sprinklers there at a cost of $3 million.
Posted by Miles Archer | Sun Apr 8, 2018, 08:51 AM (5 replies)

WHY acknowledge your dead tenant when you can quote Jesse Watters bashing Hillary instead?

Trump wrote, “Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!”

On Sunday morning, Trump refused to acknowledge or offer condolences to the occupant who died on Saturday, instead choosing to repeat a quote form Fox News’ Jesse Watters.

“‘The FBI closed the case on Hillary, which was a rigged investigation. They exonerated her even before they ever interviewed her, they never even put her under oath…..’ and much more. So true Jesse! @WattersWorld,” Trump wrote.

Moments later he attacked the Washington Post, writing, “The Washington Post is far more fiction than fact. Story after story is made up made garbage – more like a poorly written novel than good reporting. Always quoting sources (not names), many of which don’t exist. Story on John Kelly isn’t true…just another hit job!”


Jeanine Pirro: We are "so lost" because Hollywood mocks Trump with "no consequences"

Trump reminds us of the quality of Trump-branded properties in his thanks to the FDNY.

Donald J. Trump

Verified account


Fire at Trump Tower is out. Very confined (well built building). Firemen (and women) did a great job. THANK YOU!

3:42 PM - 7 Apr 2018

Posted by Miles Archer | Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:52 PM (5 replies)

"Barbara Comstock refused her invitation (to Town Hall for Our Lives), so..."

Kara Voght

.@BarbaraComstock refused her invitation, so gun violence prevention group (and anti-Comstockers) @GaysXGunsDC showed up in her place.

“Smile and say ‘NRA!’”

Posted by Miles Archer | Sat Apr 7, 2018, 05:14 PM (4 replies)

Former Boehner aide frets that tariffs will "overshadow the tremendous benefits of the Tax Cuts"

Former Trump economics advisor and fellow at The Heritage Foundation, Stephen Moore, worries about a trade war cancelling the administration’s work on tax reform.

“If the tariffs raise prices on American consumers, then that will negate part of the positive impact of the tax cut,” Moore worried. “It’s the government giving the tax cut with the right hand and taking it away with the tariff with the left one.”

Michael Steel, a former top aide to former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), shares Moore’s worries.

“There is definitely a very real concern that the economic impacts on trade could overshadow the tremendous benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” Steel acknowledged.

Posted by Miles Archer | Sat Apr 7, 2018, 04:58 PM (8 replies)

Homeland Security to Compile Database of Journalists, Bloggers

Homeland Security to Compile Database of Journalists, Bloggers


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to monitor hundreds of thousands of news sources around the world and compile a database of journalists, editors, foreign correspondents, and bloggers to identify top “media influencers.”

It’s seeking a contractor that can help it monitor traditional news sources as well as social media and identify “any and all” coverage related to the agency or a particular event, according to a request for information released April 3.

The data to be collected includes a publication’s “sentiment” as well as geographical spread, top posters, languages, momentum, and circulation. No value for the contract was disclosed.

“Services shall provide media comparison tools, design and rebranding tools, communication tools, and the ability to identify top media influencers,” according to the statement. DHS agencies have “a critical need to incorporate these functions into their programs in order to better reach federal, state, local, tribal, and private partners,” it said.
Posted by Miles Archer | Sat Apr 7, 2018, 01:00 PM (6 replies)

MSNBC guest on NRAs "top dog" Paul Ryan holding closed door town hall to avoid Parkland teens


According to host Joy Reid, the House Speaker, “did hold a town hall, but it was closed door and not in his district and rather far away from it, in Ft. Worth, Texas.”

“It was not about gun reform but about Paul Ryan’s most favoritest thing: tax cuts for the rich” she added, noting the survivors of the Parkland shooting last month have been pressing voters to attend congressional town hall and push lawmakers to explain their stance on guns.

“Paul Ryan, not holding town halls at home. going all the way to Texas to hold town halls about tax cuts. What does that say to you?” Reid asked Scot Ross, the executive director of One Wisconsin Now.

“It’s been 915 days since Paul Ryan held a town hall here in the state of Wisconsin,” Ross explained.”The reason he’s not holding these is because the environment is hostile for Republicans currently, and politically. Republicans like Ryan think they is bury their head in the sand and wait for it to ride out.”

Posted by Miles Archer | Sat Apr 7, 2018, 12:45 PM (6 replies)
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