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August 28, 2015

Retired Generals and Admirals urge Congress to reject Iran nuclear deal


Retired Generals and Admirals urge Congress to reject Iran nuclear deal

The Washington Post


A group of nearly 200 retired generals and admirals sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security.

The letter is the latest in a blizzard of missives petitioning Congress either to support or oppose the agreement with Iran, which would lift sanctions if Iran pared back its nuclear program. Letters have come from ad hoc groupings of rabbis, nuclear scientists, arms-control and nonproliferation experts — and now, retired senior military officers, many of whom have worked in the White House during various administrations dating to the 1980s.

The letter, addressed to Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate and the House, is a response to one sent last week by three dozen retired senior military officers who support the nuclear deal.

“The agreement will enable Iran to become far more dangerous, render the Mideast still more unstable and introduce new threats to American interests as well as our allies,” the letter states.

The signatories include retired generals and flag officers from every branch of service, including a handful who were involved in some public controversies during their careers.

One is retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, who was deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence under President George W. Bush and is now executive vice president of the Family Research Council. He had a history of making controversial speeches, including one in which he characterized U.S. military operations against Islamist extremist organizations as a Christian fight against Satan.

It also was signed by retired Vice Adm. John Poindexter and retired Maj. Gen. Richard Secord, who were involved in the Iran-contra affair in the Reagan administration, in which arms were sold to Iran to fund the contras in Nicaragua.

Many of the signatories served in the White House, under Democratic administrations as well as Republican. The only thing they appear to have in common is that they consider the Iran nuclear deal a threat to U.S. interests in the region and its own national security.

Leon A. “Bud” Edney, a retired admiral who served as vice chief of naval operations, initiated the letter after he read the letter by other retired officers in support of the agreement.

“I looked at the letter they published, and thought it was very weak,” Edney said. “I just don’t agree with it.” He then got the alternative viewpoint rolling through e-mails sent to some of his Navy and Marine friends. They in turn passed it on.

The competing opinions espoused by people within each group reflect the intense lobbying campaign underway even as Congress is in recess. Lawmakers must vote by Sept. 17 whether to “disapprove” the deal. The Republican majority is unanimously opposed to the agreement, so the Obama administration is focusing on ensuring that enough Democrats support it to sustain a presidential veto. They are close to succeeding. So far, 29 senators have announced their support, only five votes short of the 34 needed to block a veto override.

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, who was vice commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, said he considers the agreement the most dangerous nuclear accord in U.S. history.

“What I don’t like about this is, the number one leading radical Islamic group in the world is the Iranians,” he said. “They are purveyors of radical Islam throughout the region and throughout the world. And we are going to enable them to get nuclear weapons. Why would we do that?”

McInerney said he thinks that most retired general officers do not support the agreement, but he said some did not sign the letter because they feared negative career repercussions.

“I don’t think the retired general officers necessarily speak with one voice,” he said. “We’ve all gone our own way when we retired.”

The opinions expressed in the letter were popular enough that people rushed to sign on, even in the hours before it was sent to Congress. The number of signatories almost doubled between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, copies of the letter showed.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE LETTER AND SCROLL DOWN THE LETTER TO SEE THE LIST OF 190 names. Very impressive !!!!!

LINK in case the other one does not open up.


Wild Thing's comment...................

190 people that Obama will not listen to.




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Obituaries Keep Requesting Loved Ones Not Vote for Hillary



Obituaries Keep Requesting Loved Ones Not Vote for Hillary


An Arkansas man has requested in his obituary that loved ones do not vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, making him at least the third individual to do so since Clinton launched her campaign in April.

The obituary for Richard Buckman of Beebe, Ark., reads, “In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary,” mirroring text that was included in a recent obituary for a deceased New Jersey woman.

Buckman died on Aug. 22 at the age of 75, three days after news broke that the obituary for 63-year-old Elaine Fydrych of Gloucester Township, N.J., advised funeral goers, “Elaine requests, ‘In lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Hillary Clinton.’”

Indeed, such requests have become something of a trend. The obituary for a 81-year-old North Carolina man who died the day after Clinton launched her presidential campaign also asked loved ones to refrain from voting for the Democratic presidential candidate.


Wild Thing's comment.............

LOL this is kind of funny, since the Democrats use so many dead people to vote.



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Ex-Clinton Advisor: Clinton Team In ‘Sheer Panic’, It’s A ‘Bad Day In Clintonland’





Ex-Clinton Advisor: Clinton Team In ‘Sheer Panic’, It’s A ‘Bad Day In Clintonland’…


Doug Shoen -- Hillary's email scandal not going away


Wild Thing's comment.............

She has done to to herself. Karma from all the crimes of both the Clinton's.


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August 27, 2015

Hollywood actor to auction his rifles to fund Israeli army



Hollywood actor to auction his rifles to fund Israeli army ( PHOTO AT LINK)


Joe Mantegna, star of the CBS television show Criminal Minds, plans to auction off two of his Tavor rifles to fundraise for "Friends of the IDF", a New York City-based organization that lends material support to the Israeli military.

According to a press release from IWI-US, Mantegna will conduct an auction for two Tavor rifles produced by IWI. Gains from the auction will go to "Friends of the IDF".

Interestingly, "Israel Weapon Industries-US" (IWI-US) is co-sponsoring the Sunday event, along-with "Bullets & Bagels", a Jewish gun club in Orange County, California.

Event attendees “will get to shoot the TAVOR at the range and receive basic shooting instruction and assistance from an [National Rifle Association certified] instructor.”

Michael Kassner, IWI-US Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said “IWI is proud to support the Jewish community. ‘Bullets & Bagels’ allows all who love guns, great food and Israel to get together, eat, shoot and shoot the breeze. … Don’t be surprised if you see me there myself. I could always go for some bagels and lox with a side of Tavor.”

Hollywood actors have been long supporting Israeli aggression against Palestinians through various means, such as direct fund-raising events or making movies backing Israeli interpretation and catalyzation of the ongoing unrest in the middle-east.


Wild Thing's comment...........

Good for Joe Mantegna, he really is a good man. He also has been a huge supporter of our Troops and Veterans.



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Club for Growth: Trump wants 'federal control over U.S. businesses'



Club for Growth: Trump wants 'federal control over U.S. businesses'


Leaders of the fiscally conservative Club for Growth PAC have accused Donald Trump of pandering to tax-and-spend liberals after promising to levy a tax on Ford vehicles imported from Mexico.

Club for Growth President David McIntosh said in a press release Wednesday that the billionaire's "threat to impose new taxes on U.S. car companies will hurt the American economy and cost more American jobs."

"It should thrill liberals and Democrats everywhere that Trump wants to create new taxes and start a trade war to force American companies to work where he demands," McIntosh said.


Ford Motors announced a multi-billion dollar initiative in April to build a new transmission facility at its current plant in Chihuahua, Mexico and to expand its diesel production plant at the same location. Other companies in the auto industry, including Toyota and Hyundai, have also moved to erect new facilities in Mexico.

On Tuesday, Trump told supporters in Iowa that he would persuade Ford to move its plant back to the U.S. by taxing "every car, every truck, every part that comes across [the] Southern border," at a rate of 35 percent.

"I would say very simply, 'Fellas, sorry, you gotta move back,'" he said. "And I would say that the president of Ford will call me to say 'Mr. President, we've decided to build a plant in the United States."

"That's what will happen," Trump proclaimed.

"Instead of lowering corporate taxes, cutting unnecessary regulations, and fostering a more profitable environment in the U.S., as some Republican candidates have proposed, Trump wants to unilaterally threaten a major U.S. manufacturer with higher taxes," McIntosh said.

The free-enterprise advocacy group — which recently announced that it plans to fundraise for Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Scott Walker — described Trump's plan as a "one-up on the Obama pen-and-phone method."

"If Trump gets his way, the heavy hand of government will get substantially heavier, and car buyers will be left holding the bag," Club for Growth stated.



Wild Thing's comment............

Socialism is about government ownership; fascism is about government control. Trump is a fascist.


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This is what Donald Trump’s popularity says about us. And it ain’t pretty.



This is what Donald Trump’s popularity says about us. And it ain’t pretty.

Everyone should read this and ask yourselves, "How can a Christian support this man?"


"Donald Trump's despicable comments about Megyn Kelly are God's mercy toward the U.S. We've been allowed to see the madness of Saul in time to reject him. If anything has ever illustrated our debased view of manhood…Donald Trump is it. He is not gentlemanly or chivalrous or heroic. He is a win-at-all-costs Saul who would mesmerize us for a time and lift our hopes, only to destroy us in the end. His viciously nasty comments toward Rosie O'Donnell were not what a gentleman says about a woman, no matter who she is or what awful things SHE has said. A gentleman would never have stooped to that level. Would George Washington or Abraham Lincoln speak about a woman that way? We've fallen very far that we would tolerate this behavior.....
When we respond to vulgarity with vulgarity, our opponents win the argument. And when we howl our approval at a billionaire calling a woman a “dog,” we cannot claim, in any sane or rational way, to be consistent with any principles."

That, I think, is how a Christian and a real conservative responds to a man who takes the national stage and says horrible things about women. Those who are defending Trump by saying that those on the left (where Trump himself oh-so-recently resided) say things about us that are much worse are missing the point, not to mention ignoring the “turn the other cheek” admonishment.



Wild Thing's comment..........

It truly shocks me at how so called Republicans ignores, or are not shocked and upset with Trump and the thins he says, his immature and bully personality and so many things about him that show a total lack of good character.


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August 26, 2015

Donald Trump is many things. Conservative is not one of them.


Donald Trump is many things. Conservative is not one of them.

To better appreciate how philosophically erratic Donald Trump has been over the years, consider this: Less than three years ago, Donald Trump was criticizing Governor Mitt Romney’s comments about “self-deportation.” Today, Mr. Trump is advocating forced (and mass) deportation.

The Trump record on this matter is worth reviewing. A few days ago on NBC’s Meet the Press, Mr. Trump endorsed mass deportation of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in America.

“They have to go,” he said.

Then, two nights ago, Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly asked Mr. Trump if he envisions “federal police kicking in the doors in barrios around the country dragging families out and putting them on a bus” as a means to deport everyone he intends to deport. Trump answered, “We have to start a process where we take back our country. Our country is going to hell. We have to start a process, Bill, where we take back our country.” And what a process that will be.

Now let’s go back to just after the 2012 election when Trump criticized Mitt Romney’s “crazy policy of self-deportation, which was maniacal. It sounded as bad as it was, and he lost all of the Latino vote … He lost the Asian vote. He lost everybody who is inspired to come into this country.”

That same year, Trump said:

For people that have been here for years that have been hard-workers, have good jobs, they’re supporting their family — it’s very, very tough to just say, ”By the way, 22 years, you have to leave. Get out.” … I have to tell you on a human basis, how do you throw somebody out that’s lived in this country for 20 years.

And just two years before that, this is what Trump had to say:

You have American interests hiring [illegal immigrants], absolutely. And many cases, they’re great workers. The biggest problem is you have great people come in from Mexico working crops and cutting lawns that I’m not sure a lot of Americans are going to take those jobs. That’s the dichotomy. That’s the problem. You have a lot of great people coming in doing a lot of work. And I’m not so sure that a lot of other people are doing that work, so it’s a very tough problem.

For those with inquiring minds, immigration is only one issue among many where Trump has shown massive inconsistencies, as Max Boot writes about here. As I’ve repeatedly pointed out – and will continue to point out – Mr. Trump was a registered Democrat for most of the last decade. He gave large sums of money to leading progressive politicians, and he supported liberal policies on a whole range of matters, from health care to taxes to guns to abortion to drugs to much else. To this day, he is an opponent of entitlement reform and supports affirmative action.

(Mr. Trump’s effort to compare himself to Ronald Reagan is risible. Mr. Reagan was elected president in 1980. In 1964, he was a great champion for Barry Goldwater. He served as a successful, conservative governor of California for two terms. And he was one of the key figures in the creation of the modern American conservative movement. Donald Trump, on the other hand, was a registered Democrat when it was being led by John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid. Mr. Trump was a particularly big donor in elections that brought Pelosi and Reid to power. And he has shown no interest and made no contributions over the years to conservative philosophy and ideas.)

What’s fascinating to me is that for many Trump supporters, the kind of flip-flops and philosophical transgressions that would disqualify any other candidate many times over doesn’t apply to Trump. The question is: Why? What is it about Trump that causes some people on the right to suspend their critical judgments, renounce fidelity to conservative ideology and policies, and extend immunity to Trump in ways they would never to anyone else?

The answers vary person to person, of course. (It’s worth saying here that Trump’s support cuts across ideological lines. Warren Henry and Emily Ekins have written articles for The Federalist here and here examining who Trump supporters are.) But some measure of support for Trump on the right is clearly rooted in deep anger and disenchantment, resentment, and frustration.

This is a populist moment – and for them, Trump is Mr. Anti-Establishment. They see him as the confrontational outsider, unscripted and not politically correct, a person who can shake up the system. Donald Trump is The Great Disrupter. In addition, he knows how to “school” the “establishment” types and has their “number.” The enemy of my enemy is my friend. It’s time to burn down the village – in this case, Washington D.C. — to save the village. And if the man lighting the match is vulgar, inconsistent, and unprincipled, no matter. If in this cause those on the right end up defending and supporting what my Ethics and Public Policy Center colleague Yuval Levin calls “the least conservative Republican presidential aspirant in living memory” – Donald Trump — so be it.

People are entitled to their anger, and they are entitled to support Mr. Trump. But here’s what they’re not entitled to: They cannot take conservatism, reinvent its meaning, and attach it to whatever cause or character they happen to identify with. Conservatism is a philosophy; it has a history and a core set of principles. It’s been shaped by towering intellectual figures. The effort by some on the right to disfigure conservatism in order to justify their support for Mr. Trump is unfortunate. It is also incoherent. Conservatism is not synonymous with alienation and resentments, crudity, and unfiltered rage.

People can support Donald Trump, but they cannot support him on conservative grounds.


Wild Thing's comment............

IMO this is an excellent article about Trump. Too bad supporters of Trump will not listen.


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Walmart To Stop Selling AR-15s, Claims Decision ‘Is Not Political’



Walmart To Stop Selling AR-15s, Claims Decision ‘Is Not Political’


Just months after winning against a Trinity Church lawsuit designed to force Walmart to quit selling AR-15s and “high capacity” magazines, Walmart corporate says it will quit selling AR-15s of its own accord.

Moreover, corporate stresses that the decision is “not political.”

According to Gun Talk radio host Tom Gresham, Walmart corporate “confirmed” their decision to quit selling AR-15s on August 25.

Gresham tweeted, “CONFIRMED with Walmart corporate offices. Getting rid of AR-15s. They aren’t selling. Replacing with hunting guns. ‘Not political.’”

This latest gun-related decision comes after the retail giant has spent a decade shifting back and forth on guns and gun sales. In 2013, Walmart’s vacillation on guns included meetings between Walmart “representatives” and then-Attorney General Eric Holder.

TIME magazine reports that Walmart announced an end to gun sales in a third of its stores in 2006. Then, when the economy tanked in 2009, they broughtback guns to bring back customers. Now, they say they will quit selling AR-15s–the most popular semi-automatic rifle platform in America–but will continue selling hunting rifles.


Wild Thing's comment.........

Walmart endorsed Obamacare so now I guess they are on his bandwagon about guns as well.


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At Least 800 Islamic Extremists Ready To Launch Attacks In Europe



At least 800 Islamist extremists are ready to launch attacks in Europe after returning from Iraq and Syria, intelligence services warn

- Jihadis poised for order from ISIS and Al Qaeda to strike on the Continent

- Source: 'They are not well trained, but they are prepared to do anything'

-Around 350 Britons have also returned, with some planning attacks in UK

- High-speed train terrorist is believed to be an 'Islamist returner' from Syria


Around 800 jihadists have returned to Europe to launch attacks after being trained by extremists in Iraq and Syria, intelligence services have warned.

Counter-terrorism officers said the fanatics had been recruited by the Islamic State or Al Qaeda-linked groups and were waiting for the order to strike on the Continent.

Around half of the 700 Britons who have traveled to fight in the Middle East have also returned, with some believed to be planning attacks in the UK.


Wild Thing's comment...........

The way Obama has been bringing Muslims to our country it might even be the same here in America.




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August 25, 2015

Hero Airman That Stopped Terror Attack On French Train Nominated For Air Force’s Highest Award For Bravery Outside Of Combat



Hero Airman That Stopped Terror Attack On French Train Nominated For Air Force’s Highest Award For Bravery Outside Of Combat


The Air Force will nominate Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone for the Airman’s Medal, the highest award for bravery outside of combat, the service’s secretary said Monday.

Stone, together with Oregon Army National Guard Spc. Alek Skarlatos, a civilian friend and a British civilian, halted a gunman on a passenger train from Amsterdam to Paris last week, tackling him to the ground before anyone was injured in the attack.

“Had it not been for this heroic quartet, I’m quite sure that today we would be sitting here discussing a bloodbath,” Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told reporters during a briefing at the Pentagon.



Wild Thing's comment............

I heard he also qualifies for the Purple Heart for being wounded in a terrorist attack.


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Disgusting Democrat Donald Trump trolls Megyn Kelly on return to TV Calls Her a Bimbo



Donald Trump trolls Megyn Kelly on return to TV


Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
@megynkelly The bimbo back in town . I hope not for long ."


Wild Thing's comment.............

This is just one example of the tweets he did Monday night when Megyn came back from her vacation. He tweets like rapid fire one after the other like a shot gun going off, non stop till he is done then waits and starts again. Totally immature, like a bully on steroids. He is beyond disgusting, why on earth anyone would support this jerk is beyond me. People have lost their ever loving minds.


My friend Bettina wrote this and I agree.

"Phase 1...Make sure the entire world thinks the GOP is ugly, vile, racist, sexist, old, rich white men...Phase 2...Make the low info jackasses on our side hate all of our great candidates, and trash them so no one likes them...Phase 3...Run third party...End game...President Clinton."



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CNN: Obama Gives Joe Biden Blessing To Run For President



CNN: Obama Gives Joe Biden Blessing To Run For President


Washington (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden received President Barack Obama’s “blessing” to make a 2016 bid for the White House, according to a senior Democrat.

But that’s if Biden chooses to run — the decision is his. While he doesn’t need the President’s permission, of course, a potential presidential candidacy was among the topics of their lunch Monday at the White House. The President made clear he would not stand in his way or counsel him against a run, the senior Democrat said.

The Vice President was expected to huddle at his residence Monday night with Anita Dunn and Bob Bauer, the husband-and-wife team who have been at Obama’s side for much of the last decade, two people familiar with the meeting told CNN. Steve Ricchetti, the Vice President’s chief of staff, was also expected to attend.

“As a general rule, we are not going to confirm the Vice President’s private meetings or provide a readout of them,” an aide to the Vice President told CNN on Monday.


Wild Thing's comment............

Well good, hahaha I am sure this ticks Hillary off.


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August 24, 2015

Harry Reid: I will back Iran deal - His support moves the Obama administration nearer to a veto-proof majority


Harry Reid: I will back Iran deal - His support moves the Obama administration nearer to a veto-proof majority


Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran just won the backing of the Senate’s top Democrat.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said Sunday that he “strongly” supports the agreement reached by six world powers and Iran meant to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions – vowing that he will do “everything in my power” to defend the deal.

“At the end of the day, there is no doubt in my mind that the threat of Iran gaining a nuclear weapon — the one outcome we all agree is unacceptable — is far more likely if Congress rejects this agreement,” Reid said in a lengthy statement explaining his support for the nuclear deal.

The backing from the Senate’s most powerful Democrat adds even more momentum on Capitol Hill to protect the nuclear agreement. Reid becomes the 27th Senate Democrat to formally endorse the Iran deal, and Obama needs just 34 votes in the Senate to sustain a veto of a resolution of disapproval that is expected in Congress next month.

No Republicans are expected to vote in favor of the nuclear deal. But in recent days, key Democrats have come out in favor of the agreement – including red-state Sens. Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Claire McCaskill of Missouri, and Jewish lawmakers such as Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Reid said he was “cautiously optimistic” that there would be enough Democratic support to sustain any veto from Obama. His counterpart in the House – Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California – has confidently predicted that Obama’s veto won’t be overridden.


Wild Thing's comment..............

How wonderful...NOT. It never ends with this jerk Reid, if there is a chance to do the right thing he just won't, no matter what. He is so vile and horrible!!!!!!!!!


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Democrat Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) ‘President’ Jeb Bush Our Best GOP Chance To Pass ILLEGAL Immigration



Gutiérrez: ‘President’ Jeb Bush Our Best GOP Chance To Pass ( ILLEGAL) Immigration

This week at the The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, long-time immigration activist Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) said the potential Republican president he could work best with to pass comprehensive immigration reform is Jeb Bush.

Gutiérrez said, “We would have to stay with the Bush family,” explaining George W. Bush tried twice to pass comprehensive immigration reform.



Wild Thing's comment...........

LOL so a democrat activist for the illegals looks at Bush to be president because he feels it will help his cause the most.
And that is another reason Jeb should not be president.


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School District Bans All Flags Including the American Flag In One Tennessee County



School District Bans All Flags Including the American Flag In One Tennessee County


A Tennessee school district is banning all flags, including Old Glory.

School leaders in Dickson County decided, after a summer of controversy surrounding the confederate flag, the wise thing to do would be to ban all flags and banners.

Some students are angry as they feel their patriotism is being compromised.

School leaders said there is a right and wrong way to show American pride:

“It’s not an unpatriotic act by any means because we have a number of ways in which students do learn how to be patriotic and express American pride.”

One student said, “I just think that’s a right…it’s freedom of expression and I don’t think you should be able to take that away from us.”

Students said they were told they would get kicked out if they bring an American flag onto school property.

So far, school leaders say they haven’t had any issues.


Wild Thing's comment..........

This is so sick and so terrible. Those in charge of doing this should be fired immediately.



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(Democrat) Donald Trump Attacks candidate Gov. Scott Walker for not raising taxes to shrink Wisconsin’s deficit (Trump like to Raise Taxes)




Trump attacks candidate Gov. Scott Walker for not raising taxes to shrink Wisconsin’s deficit

Donald Trump took a shot at fellow presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker for not raising taxes to shrink Wisconsin’s deficit while being interviewed by George Stephanopoulus on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.

TRUMP: I’m not worried because the state is really in trouble. I mean it’s a fantastic place, and I love the people of Wisconsin, but if you look at what’s going to happen, there’s a $2.2 billion deficit. They were supposed to have a surplus of a billion… He’s stopped a lot of work because he doesn’t want to raise taxes, so instead of raising taxes he’s borrowing… and the state is thirty eight, number thirty eight out of the states, ranked number 38. That’s not very good. I’m honored that he wants to copy me, he’s a nice man. I gave him campaign contributions when he was running for governor. I like him very much, but his state has not performed well.



Wild Thing's comment..........

I am not a Walker fan that much, but I think people need to pay attention as to Trumps comments about raising taxes.


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August 23, 2015

Obama Seeks $1 Billion for His Presidential Library, Post Presidency



Obama Seeks $1 Billion for His Presidential Library, Post Presidency


Barack Obama's post-presidency plans come with a hefty price tag that could exceed $1 billion, The New York Times is reporting.

Advisers mapping out life after the White House for the president and first lady Michelle Obama are preparing fundraising strategies to raise at least $800 million for the Obama Library and foundation.

That number, according to The Times, is the minimum for an Obama endowment. Obama's lofty plans for a high-tech, digital-first library and worldwide foundation could exceed $1 billion, twice the amount raised by President George W. Bush.

The Times story speculates that Obama’s visit to a federal prison and his eulogy for one of the Charleston church massacre victims indicate the president will focus on criminal justice reform and race relations. He may also pursue diplomatic endeavors with Iran and Cuba.

"His focus is on finishing this job completely, thoroughly," Obama-confidante Valerie Jarrett told The Times.

Oddly, the library, to be built on Chicago's south side, will have an office for the president he likely will rarely use.

The Obamas are expected to stay in Washington until their younger daughter Sasha, 14, finishes school there. Obama also is expected to have an office on the campus of Columbia University in New York City, according to The Times.

A voracious fundraiser, Obama pledged not to actively raise money for his post-presidency plans while still in the White House.

Still, money has been donated — about $5.4 million.

Still, the fact that the president will be raising for his library elevates concerns of potential conflicts during his final months in office.

"Is this a problem? Absolutely," Meredith McGehee, policy director at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, told McClatchy's Washington bureau. "Even if he doesn’t solicit himself, (donors) are seeing all kinds of signals that this is a priority for him. It’s all a wink and a nod. ... It buys access."



Wild Thing's comment..........

He only needs an outhouse.


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Love this! Trey Gowdy Gets Standing Ovation After Publicly Destroying Obama On House Floor



Trey Gowdy Gets Standing Ovation After Publicly Destroying Obama On House Floor

On Wednesday Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), sponsor of the "Enforce the Law Act," gave an very passionate speech defending the need for legislation to stop Obama's power grab. Five Democrats joined the Republican majority to advance a bill that would authorize the House or Senate to sue the executive branch for not enforcing laws. Gowdy received a standing O on the House floor.

Obama’s approval ratings are lower than ever, and Americans throughout the country are fed up with him acting more like royalty than a leader.

While Obama has been on yet another lavish vacation, a video from 18 months ago has gone viral.

“We make the law!” Rep. Trey Gowdy said, in the footage capture on the House floor. He was arguing in defense of the Enforce the Law Act, a bill that would give Congress the right to sue Obama for failing to enforce laws.

Gowdy went on to claim that House does not exist to “pass suggestions” or “pass ideas.” Its main responsibility is to “make law.”

If it’s good enough for us to ask brand-new citizens to affirm their devotion to the law, is it too much to ask the president to do the same?” Gowdy argued.


Wild Thing's comment...........

Good for Trey Gowdy!!!


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August 22, 2015

Gov't worker paid for 91 days' worth of nothing




Gov't worker paid for 91 days' worth of nothing


Wild Thing's comment............

More corruption. It sure seems to just get worse and worse.


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Dem/Rep/Rino Donald Trump: I'd like to have elections tomorrow





Donald Trump: I'd like to have elections tomorrow


Wild Thing's comment...........


Trump will be a king not a president if he wins. No one tells him what to do, he does not care.


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Would media go easy on 'presidential candidate' Joe Biden?





Would media go easy on 'presidential candidate' Joe Biden?



Wild Thing's comment.............

I think they will go easy on Biden because of the death of his son. A\


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August 21, 2015

GOP Rep. Mia Love Breaks Down In Tears While Talking About Planned Parenthood Videos






GOP Rep. Mia Love Breaks Down In Tears While Talking About Planned Parenthood Videos

On the Planned Parenthood videos

Freshman Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, had to wipe away tears while talking about the undercover Planned Parenthood videos on the Fox Business network Wednesday night.

“It’s our job to protect those who do not have a voice to protect themselves, and to see what is actually happening to babies while they’re still alive, I mean, it’s horrific,” said Love.

“This is not about a Right or Left issue – this is right or wrong, and whether we are going to stand up for those who cannot speak for themselves, or if we’re going to just turn a blind eye and pretend that this is not happening,” she added, wiping away tears.

When asked about Iran .....She also says "I Am Going To Vote 'No' On This Iran Deal ".




Wild Thing's comment.......

The videos were horrific, anyone with a heart would cry when watching them.


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Trump Floats Asking Networks to Pay Him For Interview Appearances



Trump Floats Asking Networks to Pay Him For Interview Appearances


There can be no doubt that after everything that’s happened, Donald Trump is an undeniable magnet for attention. The problem is that he knows it too, so well, in fact, that now he’s tossing the idea of getting TV networks to pay him for the privilege of interviews.

After throwing the usual shade towards his competitors in his interview with Time Magazine, Trump posed an interesting hypothetical to CNN for its September 16 debate. “If I go to CNN and I say, ‘Look, you’re going to have a massive audience,’ and if I say to them, I want $10 million for charity, nothing for myself, what happens,” Trump asked. He answered his own question, saying “I’m not showing up.”

Trump also examined the possibility of dividing that $10 million, but emphasized that the crucial point was that the networks who pay him will break even with the audience he brings in.

If I’m in it, they’ll get this crazy audience, and they’re going to make a fortune since they’re selling commercials every time we take a break. Would you ever say to them, would you ever say, I want $10 million for AIDS research, for cancer, for this type or not, or is it too cute?



Wild Thing's comment.........

This has to do with his ego more then it has to do with he would donate the money he would be paid to a charity.



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August 20, 2015

Obama's Secret Side Deal To Iran Deal That Allows Iran Use Its Own Experts For Inspections Of Nuke Sites


Obama's Secret Side Deal To Iran Deal That Allows Iran Use Its Own Experts For Inspections Of Nuke Sites

FOX News

Capitol Hill opposition to the Iranian nuclear deal was stoked Wednesday by a bombshell report that Tehran will be allowed to use its own experts to inspect one of the country’s most controversial nuclear sites.

“Allowing the Iranians to inspect their own nuclear sites, particularly a notorious military site, is like allowing the inmates to run the jail,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a presidential candidate, said in a statement.

The Associated Press reported Wednesday that, in an unusual and secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out such work, Iran can use its own experts and equipment in the search for evidence for activities that it has consistently denied — trying to develop nuclear weapons.

At issue is an investigation of the Parchin nuclear site by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Iran has refused access to Parchin for years and denied any interest in — or work on — nuclear weapons. Based on U.S., Israeli and other intelligence and its own research, the IAEA suspects that the Islamic Republic may have experimented with high-explosive detonators for nuclear arms at that military facility and other weapons-related work
elsewhere.

That deal is a side agreement worked out between the IAEA and Iran, separate from the nuclear deal now before Congress for approval. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said the revelation only "reinforces" concerns about the broader agreement.

"Trusting Iran to inspect its own nuclear site and report to the U.N. in an open and transparent way is remarkably naïve and incredibly reckless," he said in a statement. "It is time for the Obama Administration to come clean with the American people and provide all information about these secret side agreements between Iran and the IAEA."

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., who previously voiced concerns to the State Department over the so-called side deals between Iran and the IAEA, said the inspections need to be done by international inspectors, "Period."

"Congress must now consider whether this unprecedented arrangement will keep Iran from cheating. This is a dangerous farce," he said in a statement.

The Obama administration, though, defended the arrangement without going into detail.

"We are confident in the Agency's technical plans for investigating the possible military dimensions of Iran's former program, issues that in some cases date back more than a decade," National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said. "Just as importantly, the IAEA is comfortable with arrangements, which are unique to the Agency's investigation of Iran's historical activities. When it comes to monitoring Iran's behavior going forward, the IAEA has separately developed the most robust inspection regime ever peacefully negotiated to ensure Iran's current program remains exclusively peaceful...

"Beyond that, we are not going to comment on a purported draft IAEA document."

State Department spokesman John Kirby also said they are "confident in the agency's technical plans for investigating the possible military dimensions of Iran's former program" and the IAEA is "comfortable" with the arrangements as well.


Wild Thing's comment............

Unreal how stupid Obama and anyone else is to say it is ok for IRAN to use it's own inspectors. good grief.


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Governor Perry: White House, Clinton engaged in cover-up at Benghazi



Governor Perry: White House, Clinton engaged in cover-up at Benghazi

Rick Perry on Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, immigration reform, Donald Trump, tax reform and his campaign.



Wild Thing's comment...............

I LOVE this video of Perry. He is strong and I agree with all he said.


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Michael Reagan to Trump: Stop Using My Father While 'Trashing What He Believed In'



Michael Reagan to Trump: Stop Using My Father While 'Trashing What He Believed In'


Political commentator Michael Reagan castigated Donald Trump and any GOP presidential contenders who are "looking to wrap themselves in the mantle of Ronald Reagan," telling Newsmax TV they're doing a "disservice" to themselves and the esteemed former president.

In a fiery interview with "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth on Tuesday, the son of the 40th president chided Trump for his violations of the so-called 11th Commandment to never speak ill of another Republican.

"He's using my father on one side, and on the other side trashing everything my father, in fact, believed in," Reagan said.

"If my dad were alive, what he'd be saying is this: 'Well, there they go'," Reagan said. "It's amazing how many of these people, including Donald Trump now, dropping my father's name to try and wrap them in the mantle of Ronald Reagan. Let's be honest, never going to happen with Donald Trump.




Wild Thing's comment.............

Good for Michael Reagan. He says he has not endorsed anyone but it does make him angry the wa\y especially Trump uses Ronald Reagan


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August 19, 2015

Obama administration objects as Russia moves ahead with Iran missile sale



Obama administration objects as Russia moves ahead with Iran missile sale


Despite a ban on arms shipments to Iran under international sanctions, Russia appears willing to proceed with the sale of advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles to the country -- in a development triggering objections from the Obama administration.

“We have long expressed our concerns over reports of the possible sale of this missile system to the Iranians,” Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis told Fox News.

Russia, along with the U.S. and others, was a party to the recently struck Iran nuclear agreement, which keeps the arms embargo in place for five more years. A State Department official told Fox News this specific S-300 missile system is not technically prohibited under United Nations sanctions or the nuclear deal. But the department does not want the sale to proceed.

“We certainly object to it,” department spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

Reuters first reported that Iran plans to sign the contract for four of the S-300 Russian missiles as soon as next week.


"The text of the contract is ready and our friends will go to Russia next week to sign the contract," Iran Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan reportedly said.

When asked to characterize the capability of Russia’s S-300 air defense system, a U.S. defense official with knowledge of Russia’s weapons systems told Fox News, “This is a very capable weapons system that can bring down U.S. or Israeli jet aircraft.”




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Just one more thing to bring danger to the world.


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August 18, 2015

Obama's State Department Turns Up Over 81,000 Emails From Top Hillary Clinton Aide They Swore Didn’t Exist


State Department Turns Up Over 81,000 Emails From Top Hillary Clinton Aide They Swore Didn’t Exist


The Hill

State Department officials have uncovered thousands of emails between Philippe Reines, a top Hillary Clinton aide, and members of the media, they previously said did not exist.

In a court filing last Thursday, the State Department estimated that a recent search turned up more than 81,000 emails from Reines’s official account while at the State Department. And 17,855 potentially fall within a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by Gawker earlier this year.

That is a reversal from 2013, when the State Department said a thorough search turned up no responsive records for Gawker’s request. In 2012, Gawker requested all emails between Reines and reporters from 34 media outlets.

The State Department did not explain the reversal in the court document, nor did it return a request for comment.

It will begin releasing a tranche of Reines’s emails by the end of September.

After it was revealed earlier this year that Clinton, and potentially some of her aides, used personal email accounts for official business, Gawker sued the State Department over its initial request for communications between Reines and reporters.



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Is Obama throwing her under the bus? hahahaha


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20 times Donald Trump has changed his mind since June



20 times Donald Trump has changed his mind since June

Trump has done a lot of things no other GOP candidate this year would dare try: pick a fight with Fox News. Bad-mouth prisoners of war. Wear Palm Beach casual-wear to the Iowa State Fair. Tell small children he is Batman.

But this might be the most daring: Trump seems to be making up his own platform as he goes along.

Looking back over his interviews and speeches, it appears that Trump came into the race with only a vague idea -- or perhaps no idea -- how he wanted to handle some major, obvious, policy issues. So, when someone pointed out a new wrinkle that Trump hadn't thought of, he came up with a new answer. And then another.

On some issues, Trump's campaign has gone through more than half a dozen plans in two months. And counting. For instance:


Donald Trump’s plan to defeat the Islamic State.

Version #1: Find a guy.

“Within our military, I will find the General Patton or I will find General MacArthur, I will find the right guy. I will find the guy that’s going to take that military, and make it really work. ” (June 16, presidential campaign kickoff speech)

Version #2: [Secret plan]

Bill O’Reilly, Fox News Channel: “Are you telling me you are going to send American ground troops into Syria?”

Trump: “I'm not telling you anything.” (June 16)

Version #3: No longer secret. Send in American ground troops.

“I will tell you what my plan will be…You have to go in. You have to go in.”

O’Reilly: “With ground troops?”

“Well, you bomb the hell out of them and then you encircle it, and then you go in.” (June 16, shortly after Version #2).

Version #4: Maybe don’t.

O’Reilly: “There's no way you can defeat them without invading.”

Trump: “I disagree.” (June 16, minutes after #3).

Version #5: Definitely do send in ground troops. Have them seize ISIS oilfields.

“We’re going to have so much money.” (Sunday, NBC's Meet the Press).

Version #6: Send in ground troops. Seize oilfields. Sell the oil, and give the money to the families of the soldiers who died protecting the oil.

“What I would do with the money that we make, which would be tremendous, I would take care of the soldiers that were killed, the families of the soldiers that were killed, the soldiers, the wounded warriors that are -- see, I love them…” (Sunday, NBC's Meet the Press).

Version #7: Send in ground troops. Seize oilfields. Sell the oil. Give some of the money to the families of the soldiers who died protecting the oil.

Chuck Todd, NBC: “Shouldn't [oil money] be given to the Iraqis?

Trump: “Well, we can give them something.” (Sunday, seconds after #7)

Now, Donald Trump’s plan for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.


Version #1: Figure it out later.

“The first thing we have to do is strengthen our borders. And after that, we're going to have plenty of time to talk about it.” (July 23)

Version #2: Figure it out now. Deport “the bad ones.” Work out something so the good ones can stay.

“If somebody's been outstanding, we try and work something out.” (July 24)

Version #3: Deport the bad ones. Maybe let some of the good ones stay.

“We're going to do what's right. Some are going to have to go. And some, we're just going to see what happens.” (July 26)

Version #4: Deport everybody.

“But the good ones -- of which there are many -- I want to expedite it so they can come back in legally.” (July 27)

Version #5: Maybe don’t deport everybody.

Dana Bash, CNN: “What about the ‘Dreamers?’ What about people who came here when they were children, they didn't know what they were doing, they came with their parents who brought them here illegally?...Should they have to leave too?

Trump: “They're with their parents? It depends.” (July 29)

Version #6: Deport everybody, the sequel.

Chuck Todd, NBC: [talking about the “Dreamers”] “You're going to kick them out?”

Trump: “They have to go.” (Sunday, on “Meet the Press.”)

Then there's Donald Trump’s plan for tax reform.

Version #1: Make taxes simpler.

“Simplify it. At a minimum, simplify it.” (June 18)

Version #2: Don't have a plan.

"You can't be just boom, boom, hard and fast." (August 11, in an interview on CNN).

Version #3: Maybe get rid of the income tax and have a national consumption tax, which proponents call a “Fair Tax.”

“You can have a ‘Fair Tax…’ (August 11, just after #2).

Version #4: Or maybe keep the income tax, but make it one flat rate for everybody.

“You can have a flat tax…” (August 11, just after #3).

Version #5: Or maybe don’t change the current system at all. Except add new things. Which will be really good.

“Or you can leave the system alone, which is probably the simplest at this point. Leave the system alone and take out deductions and lower taxes and do lots of really good things, leaving the system the way it is.” (August 11, just after #4)

Version #6: [Secret plan]

“I know exactly what I want to do, I just don't want to announce it yet.” (August 11, just after #2, #3, #4 and #5).

Version #6a: [Definitely secret]

Chris Cuomo, CNN: “If I was sitting across from you, making you a pitch to do anything for you and I said, ‘Look, I got a plan, but I'm not going to tell you yet.’ I think I'd get an eye roll and I'd get ushered out of the office.”

Trump: “Oh, I'm going to say it. I'm just not prepared to tell you right now on your fantastic show that is getting better ratings all the time because you have Trump on so much.” (same interview)

And Donald Trump’s plan for the nuclear deal with Iran.

Version #1: Re-negotiate it.

“I guarantee you that if I were president, this deal wouldn't be made, a deal would be made that's 100 times better.” (August 11)

Version #2: Maybe don’t re-negotiate it.

“It’s very tough to do, when you say, ‘Rip up a deal.’ Because I’m a deal person…I would police that contract so tough that they don't have a chance.”

Chuck Todd, NBC: “So the deal lives, in a Trump administration?”

Trump: “It's very hard to say, ‘We're ripping up.’” (Sunday, Meet the Press).

Here's Donald Trump’s plan for “Obamacare.”

Version #1: Get rid of it. Replace it with something "much better."

“Let it be for everybody. But much better, and much less expensive for people and for the government. And we can do it" (June 16, presidential campaign announcement.)

Version #2: Get rid of it. Replace it with something "terrific," which lets people buy insurance across state lines. And still gives poor people a way to get healthcare, when they can’t pay for it.

“I want to take care of everybody. You know, you have a group of people that aren't able to take care of themselves."

Dana Bash, CNN: “How do you do that?” (July 29)

Version #3: Work out “some kind of a deal” with hospitals.

"We're going to have work out some kind of deal with hospitals where they can get some help, when they are sick, when they have no money and they are sick..."

Bash: “How do you do that, thought?” (July 29, just after #2)

Version #4: The deal will be very, very smart.

Trump: “We are going to have to work out some kind of a very, very smart deal with hospitals around the country.” (July 29, just after #3).

And finally: Donald Trump’s plan for governing the United States.

Version #1: Be flexible.

“We’ve had no leadership in the country…For doing that, you need compromise. You need back-and-forth. And it’s not about a plan. It’s about flexibility. You need flexibility.” (August 14)


Wild Thing's comment.............

This would hilarious if it was not about something so serious, about a man that wants to be the leader of our country. No thank you!!!


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