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Name: Christo
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Trump has been falling into stupors lately, totally oblivious to where he is or what is happening.

https://twitter.com/christoq/status/883761035198341120



Posted by StrictlyRockers | Sat Jul 8, 2017, 03:22 PM (4 replies)

Journalists are some of the most patriotic Americans. By doing their jobs they protect democracy.

Journalists are some of the most patriotic Americans.

By doing their jobs they protect our democracy, embody the 1st Amendment & prevent tyranny.

I stand with the Fourth Estate.



https://twitter.com/christoq/status/881615619178676224
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Sun Jul 2, 2017, 04:51 PM (2 replies)

Obama Crushes Trump By A Huge 24 Point Margin As Americans Long For Effective Leadership

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/06/28/americans-obama-effective-leader-trump-huge-24-points.html

Obama Crushes Trump By A Huge 24 Point Margin As Americans Long For Effective Leadership

By Sarah Jones on Wed, Jun 28th, 2017 at 10:11 am

A huge, 24-point margin of Americans believe President Obama was a far more effective leader than Trump, 58% to 29% - and among independents, it's even worse, with a 35-point margin of 65% to 29%.

While President Trump’s overall disapproval numbers have reached “record highs”, he is keeping his loyal base of supporters. However, he is losing support among independents that is unlikely to come back, according to a Wednesday release of a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

But what will probably hurt Trump even more is knowing that he just can’t best Obama. A huge, 24-point margin of Americans believe President Obama was a far more effective leader than Trump, 58% to 29% – and among independents, it’s even worse, with a 35-point margin of 65% to 29%.

“In addition, by a 24-point margin, Americans believe former President Obama was, by far, a more effective leader in comparison to Trump, 58 percent to 34 percent. Among independents, there’s an even more pronounced 36-point difference, 65 to 29 percent.”

This will be particularly galling for the man who keeps accusing President Obama, without proof, of various crimes- from wiretapping Trump to “colluding” with the Russians, for which Trump associates are actually under FBI investigation right now.

Only 37% of Americans approve of Trump’s job performance, while 51% disapprove. But the biggest loss for the President is among independents.

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Posted by StrictlyRockers | Fri Jun 30, 2017, 04:01 AM (1 replies)

Saudis spent $270K at Trump hotel amid lobbying efforts

Source: The Hill


Saudis spent $270K at Trump hotel amid lobbying efforts: report
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Saudi Arabia reportedly spent more than a quarter of a million dollars at President Trump’s Washington hotel as part of their lobbying efforts against a controversial terrorism-related law.

The kingdom hired lobbyists and consultants to push back against the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which would allow U.S. citizens to sue other governments for terrorist attacks, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Those hired individuals then spent about $190,000 on lodging, $78,000 on catering as well as $1,600 on parking at the Trump-owned luxury hotel, The Daily Caller first reported.
MSLGroup, a public relations firm, disclosed the kingdom’s payments last week while filing the foreign lobbying paperwork with the Justice Department.

Michael Petruzzello, an MSLGroup executive, told the Journal that a subcontractor in the company first made the payments to the Trump International Hotel, which the Saudi government then reimbursed. Petruzello acknowledged that the efforts were part of a lobbying campaign in which military veterans would be brought to Capitol Hill to speak out against the legislation.

Congress passed JASTA last year, over then-President Barack Obama’s veto.

Victims’ families and survivors from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks had been pushing for legislation like JASTA which would allow them to sue any foreign government allegedly involved.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/336444-saudis-spent270000-at-trump-hotel-as-part-of-lobbying-efforts-report



https://twitter.com/christoq/status/871882451190075397

This is why the Emoluments Clause was written into the Constitution, right? To prevent public servants from using government office to enrich themselves?
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Mon Jun 5, 2017, 08:15 PM (9 replies)

The Republican Hypocrisy Hall of Fame

The Republican Hypocrisy Hall of Fame

Nicholas Kristof
MAY 25, 2017

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Such passion for justice and accountability (expressed in 1999, during the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton) inspires us all. And at this historic moment when timid or myopic politicians balk at congressional oversight and resist an independent commission to investigate President Trump and possible collusion with the Kremlin, it behooves us to cherish the wisdom of such honest souls.

They’re busy, but no problem! I’ve helpfully dug out their brilliant insights:

“Extreme carelessness with classified material … is still totally disqualifying.”

— Donald Trump, July 11, 2016

“It’s simple: Individuals who are ‘extremely careless’ w/ classified info should be denied further access to it.”

— House Speaker Paul Ryan, tweet, July 7, 2016

“The security clearance of any officer or employee of the federal government who has exercised extreme carelessness in the handling of classified information shall be revoked.”

— Senate Bill 3135, co-sponsored last year (to shame Hillary Clinton) by 16 Republican senators: Cory Gardner, John Cornyn, Shelley Moore Capito, Tim Scott, James Risch, Pat Roberts, Dean Heller, Kelly Ayotte, John Barrasso, David Perdue, Johnny Isakson, Thom Tillis, John Thune, David Vitter, Mike Rounds and James Inhofe

“Those who mishandled classified info have had their sec clearances revoked, lost their jobs, faced fines, & even been sent to prison.”

— Reince Priebus, tweet, July 6, 2016

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https://twitter.com/christoq/status/867860040333623296


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/25/opinion/republican-hypocrisy-hall-of-fame.html
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Thu May 25, 2017, 06:01 PM (2 replies)

Loose Lips Sink Ships! Careless Talk Costs Lives!

https://twitter.com/christoq/status/864456455327432705

WW II posters & expressions from America and England, used in similar education campaigns.
"Careless talk costs lives" is the British equivalent to the American expression, which was originally
"Loose lips might sink ships".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loose_lips_sink_ships

Loose lips sink ships is an American English idiom meaning "beware of unguarded talk".

The phrase originated on propaganda posters during World War II.[1] The phrase was created by the War Advertising Council[2] and used on posters by the United States Office of War Information.[1]
The most famous poster that helped popularize the phrase (pictured at right) was created for the Seagram Distillers Corporation by the designer Seymour R. Goff (also known by the pseudonym "Ess-ar-gee" or Essargee).[3] This type of poster was part of a general campaign of American propaganda during World War II to advise servicemen and other citizens to avoid careless talk concerning secure information that might be of use to the enemy.[4] The British equivalent used "Careless Talk Costs Lives", and variations on the phrase "Keep mum",[5].
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Tue May 16, 2017, 08:49 AM (1 replies)

*45 knows nothing: The moronic fiction of his really, really good health care plan is obvious

http://www.salon.com/2017/04/24/donald-trump-literally-knows-nothing-the-moronic-fiction-of-his-really-really-good-health-care-plan-is-now-obvious/

Donald Trump literally knows nothing: The moronic fiction of his “really, really good” health care plan is now obvious

Trump's idiotic pronouncements on health care can't conceal that he has no plan and doesn't understand the details
BOB CESCA

President Donald Trump’s ridiculous plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would be slightly less disgusting if we were confident that he knew what the hell he was talking about. Throughout the past two years, though, it’s impossible to point to a single instance in which anyone, including Trump’s staff and supporters, could say that he totally nailed the nuances of the issue. Not once — ever.

Sure, he’s regularly claimed that the ACA is collapsing, contrary to the recent scoring by the Congressional Budget Office. He’s also mentioned that the ACA is a disaster. Same situation. He’s mentioned that under his replacement plan, everyone will have coverage that he or she loves and will save a lot of money in the process.

Oh, and he said something about keeping the ACA’s language about pre-existing conditions and “children living with their parents.” He noted the latter on a small, seldom-watched show called “60 Minutes,” despite the fact that there’s nothing in the law about covering kids who live with their parents. Yeah, it’s one of the top two most popular aspects of the ACA, and he couldn’t accurately describe it: The law allows adult children to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26 — regardless of where they live.

Perhaps Trump’s ignorance about the law is allowed to slide because his supporters know even less about the ACA than he does. Though it’s not just when Trump talks about the ACA that he sounds like an eighth-grader bluffing his way through an essay exam. That describes everything he says about health care in general. The president who chose health care reform as his big legislative goal in his first 100 days doesn’t know anything about how health care works.

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https://twitter.com/christoq/status/856580477066465280
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Mon Apr 24, 2017, 03:04 PM (3 replies)

James Comey Wasn't a Partisan Hack. He Was Worse.

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/04/james-comey-partisan-hack


James Comey Wasn't a Partisan Hack. He Was Worse.
KEVIN DRUMAPR. 23, 2017 6:15 AM

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Once again, the primary concern was protecting Comey and the FBI. Republicans had made it clear that their retribution against anyone who helped Clinton would be relentless, and that clearly had an impact on Comey. Steinbach's suggestion that Republican vengeance would have destroyed the FBI is clearly nuts, but Comey was taking no chances. He didn't want the grief.

Even after it was all over, Comey's partisan influences continued to work on him:

Officials and others close to him also acknowledge that Mr. Comey has been changed by the tumultuous year.

Early on Saturday, March 4, the president accused Mr. Obama on Twitter of illegally wiretapping Trump Tower in Manhattan. Mr. Comey believed the government should forcefully denounce that claim. But this time he took a different approach. He asked the Justice Department to correct the record. When officials there refused, Mr. Comey followed orders and said nothing publicly.

Daniel Richman, a longtime friend of Comey’s, said this represented "a consistent pattern of someone trying to act with independence and integrity, but within established channels."

The evidence does indeed show consistent behavior, but of a different kind. At every step of the way, Comey demonstrated either his fear of crossing Republicans or his concern over protecting his own reputation from Republican attack. It was the perfect intersection of a Republican Party that had developed a reputation for conducting relentlessly vicious smear campaigns and a Republican FBI director who didn't have the fortitude to stand up to it. Comey may genuinely believe that his decisions along the way were nonpartisan, but the evidence pretty strongly suggests otherwise.

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https://twitter.com/christoq/status/856239881575571456
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Sun Apr 23, 2017, 04:20 PM (13 replies)

Reminder that *45 is under FBI investigation for colluding with Russia to fix an election

Keep your eye on the ball. Don't get distracted by that squirrel.

This is your daily reminder that *45 is under FBI investigation for colluding with Russia to steal an election from the woman who rightly deserved to win.

https://twitter.com/christoq/status/850844187356352512
Posted by StrictlyRockers | Sun Apr 9, 2017, 10:33 AM (19 replies)

Things more trusted than Trump

#ThingsMoreTrustedThanTrump

https://twitter.com/christoq/status/850699707282149377

Posted by StrictlyRockers | Sat Apr 8, 2017, 10:58 AM (1 replies)
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