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Is this for real?

Donald's side girl Hope Hicks is on the trip with Melania. Very disrespectful to FLOTUS & sad! Of course she's angry! https://t.co/UsOY6QeJW3
Posted by Lotusflower70 | Mon May 22, 2017, 09:27 AM (0 replies)

Divorce papers

Posted by Lotusflower70 | Sun May 21, 2017, 11:15 PM (27 replies)

Messages from the other side

Reading some of the conservative sites, I am realizing that there is a big gap between their world view and mine. I thought there was a gap initially but it is bigger than I thought. They talk about feeling like strangers in their own country, that they need to take their country back. And I am reading this going what the hell are you talking about? As a Mexican American woman, I am thinking can't we all live in harmony. Don't we all have the right to be here? My parents worked in the fields all day in the hot sun for a better life for me. It wasn't just handed to us. It's my country too.

They talk negatively about race mixing and immigration. Also about hearing different languages spoken as if it's a bad thing. They speak of commercials with mixed couples with disdain and beauty magazines full of "brown" (their word) people. And they mention Rush Limbaugh as gospel and speak of white genocide and forced interbreeding.

They speak negatively about gays and lesbians as well as transgender people. And a deep fear of becoming the minority. I know conservatives that aren't this hateful and divisive but this group is a whole other level. I am just wondering how much of the conservative base is radical and fanatic. There is no understanding them. Not the ones that are that far gone. At least not for me.

It's two different Americas. I don't want the America that loves diversity and embraces equality to lose out. I don't understand how women, minorities, lgbt and the poor are considered the enemy. But that's still where we are. And if it's a fight they want, it's a fight they will get. There is no going back to 1950. There will never be an all white United States again. And even that romanticized version of reality never existed. Hopefully we learn the lessons and move forward.
Posted by Lotusflower70 | Sat May 20, 2017, 08:43 PM (22 replies)

Response to Dan Rather

I don’t know Mr Rather, it’s hard for me to see any U.S. ties to Russia…except for the Flynn thing and the Manafort thing
and the Tillerson thing
and the Sessions thing
and the Kushner thing
and the Carter Page thing
and the Roger Stone thing
and the Felix Sater thing
and the Boris Ephsteyn thing
and the Rosneft thing
and the Gazprom thing
and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing
and the Azerbajain thing
and the “I love Putin” thing
and the Donald Trump, Jr. thing
and the Sergey Kislyak thing
and the Russian Affiliated Interests thing
and the Russian Business Interests thing
and the Emoluments Clause thing
and the Alex Schnaider thing
and the hack of the DNC thing
and the Guccifer 2.0 thing
and the Mike Pence “I don’t know anything” thing
and the Russians mysteriously dying thing
and Trump’s public request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing
and the Trump house sale for $100 million at the bottom of the housing bust to the Russian fertilizer king thing
and the Russian fertilizer king’s plane showing up in Concord, NC during Trump rally campaign thing
and the Nunes sudden flight to the White House in the night thing
and the Nunes personal investments in the Russian winery thing
and the Cyprus bank thing
and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing
and the Republican Party’s rejection of an amendment to require Trump to show his taxes thing
and the election hacking thing
and the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing
and the Steele Dossier thing
and the Leninist Bannon thing
and the Sally Yates can’t testify thing
and the intelligence community’s investigative reports thing
and the Trump reassurance that the Russian connection is all “fake news” thing
and the Spicer’s Russian Dressing “nothing’s wrong” thing
and the Chaffetz not willing to start an investigation thing
and the Chaffetz suddenly deciding to go back to private life in the middle of an investigation thing
and the The Lead DOJ Investigator Mary McCord SUDDENLY in the middle of the investigation decides to resign thing
and the appointment of Pam Bondi who was bribed by trump in the trump university scandal appointed to head the investigation thing
and the The White House going into full-on cover-up mode, refusing to turn over the documents related to the hiring and subsequent firing of Flynn thing
and the Chaffetz and White House blaming the poor vetting of Flynn on Obama thing
and the Poland and British intelligence gave information regarding the hacking back in 2015 to Paul Ryan and he didn't do anything thing
and the Agent M16 following the money thing
And now the trump team KNEW about Flynn's involvement but hired him anyway thing
and The Corey Lewendowski thing
and the Preet Bharara firing thing but before he left he transferred evidence against trump to a state level Schneiderman thing
And the Betsy Devos' Brother thing
And the Sebastian Gorka thing
And the Greg Gianforte from Montana thing
And the pence actually was warned about Flynn before he was hired thing
and the Pence and Manafort connection thing
And the 7 Allies coming forward with audio where trump was picked up in incidental wire tapping thing
and the carter Page defying the Senate's order to hand over his Russian contact list
and the trump wants to VETO Sally Yates' testimony thing
and the trump trying to discredit Yates thing
and NOW the Obama told trump personally about Flynn thing and the COMEY THING!
and the meeting with Russian foreign minister upon the order of Putin thing
and the sharing of highly classified top secret information to Russian Foreign minister thing! And NOW the Comey memo that says Trump asked him to drop the probe into the Flynn case thing? SO yeah there’s probably nothing there!
Posted by Lotusflower70 | Wed May 17, 2017, 08:55 AM (3 replies)


So someone started following me on Twitter called Trump Regrets and there are some angry former Trump humpers out there. I am wondering if it's for real or not. But reading their thoughts on the Russian intel release, Trump's wealthcare bill and numerous other things got me thinking. Some of the replies were kind, encouraging them to be active locally and others were angry. Has anyone else seen anything like it on Twitter or elsewhere? I know there are articles about the regretful voters and I heard interviews. But have any of you interacted with a regretful Trump voter?
Posted by Lotusflower70 | Tue May 16, 2017, 01:22 AM (5 replies)

The alternate universe of Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter
May 3, 2017

If this is the budget deal we get when Republicans control the House, the Senate and the presidency, there's no point in ever voting for a Republican again.

Not only is there no funding for a wall, but -- thanks to the deft negotiating skills of House Speaker Paul Ryan -- the bill actually prohibits money from being spent on a wall.

At a CYA press conference on Tuesday, Trump's ridiculously chipper budget director, Mick Mulvaney, described the bill's prohibition on building a wall as a MAJOR win. (At least Mulvaney said it in English, unlike his all-Spanish 2014 townhall.)

True, there will be no wall. But the Democrats graciously agreed to allow the administration to fix broken parts of any existing fences on up to 40 miles of our 3,000 mile border.

The other big wins, according to Mulvaney, are:

1) more defense spending, which is fantastic news, because I was worried Boeing and Lockheed Martin CEOs were falling behind Mark Zuckerberg with their gluttonous salaries; and

2) school choice, an obsession of Washington wonks that is hated out in America, where parents move to high-tax towns for the express purpose of avoiding schools full of disaffected urban youth, and the disaffected urban youth don't want to spend two hours on a bus every day.

But Mulvaney assures us that this monstrosity of a spending bill has set things up beautifully for the next budget negotiation in October.

That has become the GOP's official motto: "Next time!"

We can never win this time. Instead, Republicans' idea is always to surrender this time, in hopes that their gentlemanliness will be rewarded by their mortal enemies next time. Then, next time comes, and Republicans again surrender in hopes of currying favor with the Democrats and the media for the next time.

Mulvaney's most disturbing comment was to say that what upset Trump the most was the Democrats' "spiking the football" on this deal.

Apparently, Trump's fine with no wall -- and everything else in a bill straight out of George Soros' dream journal -- if only the Democrats hadn't been so rude as to tell the public about it. When your main complaint is that the other side is gloating too much, maybe you're not that great a negotiator.

Yeah, sure, it's only 100 days in, it's an artificial deadline, the media is dying to say Trump has failed and so on.

Except: Planning for the wall should have begun on Nov. 9, and a spade should have been put into the earth to begin building it the day after Trump's inauguration. Now, it's 100 days later, and we still don't have the whisper of a prospect of a wall.

Moreover, this isn't one random bill funding Planned Parenthood (which this bill does). This is the budget deal. There won't be another one like it until next October.

That's a spectacular failure. Democrats have got to be pinching themselves, thinking, Am I dreaming this?

It's theoretically possible that Trump could still build a wall, but he's just massively lengthened the odds of ever prevailing. Sure, you can let the other team build a 20-point lead in first half and still come back to beat them, but it's a lot easier if you don't go into halftime 20 points down.

Trump entered the presidency with the only kind of power that matters. He didn't owe Wall Street a thing. He didn't owe anyone -- not donors, lobbyists nor any political party. What he had was the people, passionately on his side.

But as soon as he got into office, Trump started giving away his miraculous, unprecedented power. Hey, Wall Street! Even though you didn't give me any money, is it too late to be your friend?

No amount of abandoning his supporters will get Trump anywhere with Wall Street, Hollywood or the media. Their ferocity will simply shift to ridicule.

Admittedly, Trump has the enormous handicap of having to work through congressional Republicans, who are feckless cowards. If Speaker Ryan and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell had been around for Reagan's firing of the air traffic controllers, they would have been hysterically screaming, No! You can't do that -- the planes will crash!

This isn't new information. We knew Washington Republicans were useless. That's why we elected such a comically improbable president as Donald J. Trump.

The deal was that we were getting the Hollywood version of a New York businessman: an uncouth, incurious rube -- who would be ruthless in getting whatever he wanted.

In addition to being the only candidate for president in either party taking America's side on trade, immigration, jobs and crime, what set Trump apart was his promise that we would finally win.

Remember? There would be so much winning, we were going to get "sick and tired of winning," and beg him, "Please, please, we can't win anymore. ... It's too much. It's not fair to everybody else."

We're not winning. We're losing, and we're losing on the central promise of Trump's campaign.

How would Trump, the businessman, react if an underling charged with developing a new golf course could never break ground?

What if the subordinate's progress reports sounded like this: I have given 21 speeches to various chambers of commerce and neighborhood groups, assuring them that there's going to be a golf course. Everywhere I go, I say, "Don't worry about it. It's going to be built!" I have started a commission to study developing a golf course. I have put up a sign saying, "Golf course coming!" And I have caved, and caved, and caved -- so now our opponents know what good guys we are.

Trump would fire that employee so fast your head would spin.

We want the ruthless businessman we were promised.
Posted by Lotusflower70 | Thu May 4, 2017, 03:11 AM (3 replies)

Morning after pill in vending machine on college campus

Posted by Lotusflower70 | Mon Apr 24, 2017, 10:52 PM (5 replies)

Trump to face Mexican heritage judge in Dreamer case

Posted by Lotusflower70 | Wed Apr 19, 2017, 05:39 PM (0 replies)

Seth Moulton on Trump and Syria

Posted by Lotusflower70 | Thu Apr 6, 2017, 11:31 PM (0 replies)

General Mattis on climate change

Posted by Lotusflower70 | Wed Mar 15, 2017, 11:56 AM (7 replies)
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