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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Mental Health Week edition

Folks, I’m going to need a short break from the Freepitude.

This is what pushed me over the line :

Rep. Elijah Cummings has died at age 68 due to health complications………
wjla ^ | !0/17/2019 | Wjla

Posted on 10/17/2019, 4:37:14 AM by caww

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) died early Thursday morning due to complications concerning longstanding health challenges, according to a statement from his office.

1 posted on 10/17/2019, 4:37:14 AM by caww

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To: caww

 

The Trump curse.Don’t mess with this President because God is on his side.

14 posted on 10/17/2019, 4:47:37 AM by Nateman (If the left is not screaming, you are doing it wrong. I)

To: caww

 

One of worst of the worst! Good riddance!!!!

20 posted on 10/17/2019, 4:51:35 AM by KobraKai

To: caww

 

Richly with ridiculous display
The politician’s corpse was laid away
While his acquaintances sneered and slanged
I wept.. for I longed to see him hanged

24 posted on 10/17/2019, 4:53:36 AM by ArtDodger

To: caww

 

A hymn for Brother Elijah.

Swing low, sweet limousine
Comin’ fo’ to carry me hooome
Swing low, air-conditioned machine
Comin’ fo’ to carry me—where?!
Baltimo’?!!!! I done represented Baltimo’
mah hole career. They is garbage and rats the’
And pissed off constituents all ovah da place! Baltimo’ is
HELLL! Fo’ this I got smacked upside mah haid
by thet cracker cop way back when. To spend mah
Hereafter in Baltimo’! Wah don’t ah get to go to the good place?! You know, Boston. Aw, damn! Now ah’ll have to put on this accent for eternity. Oh, drat. Baldehdash, old boys. I do hope you sha’n’t be prodding me with one of those beastly pitch fohks, old boy. Cheerio. Le’s go, boss. Lead on to dah fahr ‘n’ brimstone.

32 posted on 10/17/2019, 5:00:15 AM by Eleutheria5 (If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)

Blackface and minstrel show music accompaniment optional, but recommended.
To: Blueflag

 

Hillary went to walk in the woods?

34 posted on 10/17/2019, 5:00:50 AM by caww

 

To: caww

 

Yay! Hooray! Best news I have heard all week.

May Pelosi be next! Azrael, do yo thang!

45 posted on 10/17/2019, 5:09:51 AM by LeoWindhorse

To: caww

 

OMG This is like Christmas and my birthday all wrapped up in one!!!!

48 posted on 10/17/2019, 5:10:56 AM by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)

Out of almost 500 responses, there were exactly TWO that were even vaguely human :
To: caww
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” Matthew 5:44, KJV. 

Rest in peace.

27 posted on 10/17/2019, 4:55:11 AM by Widget Jr
To: Widget Jr

 

Thank you for putting things in perspective. A lot of people on this thread need to read your post.

51 posted on 10/17/2019, 5:12:03 AM by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I’m the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Ask about franchise opportunities in your area.)

I’m kinda thinking they didn’t.

To: caww

 

I pray for the suffering and death of leftists.

229 posted on 10/17/2019, 1:06:04 PM by coaster123 (Distrust everyone under fifty.)

JesusHatesYou
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You can see why I need to take a short break from this sewage.
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Also, back surgery was ineffectual compared to the same procedure a year ago (for my Facebook Friends who have wondered about my not being around much this week).
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See you in a couple of weeks, unless The Darnold strokes out over Speaker Pelosi.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Cold Turkey edition

Well, this was an extremely interesting week over at Free Republic, I must say.

Let’s get right to it, shall we?

(composite thread)

REPORT: Turkish War Planes Strike Kurdish Targets in Northern Syria
GP ^ | 10/07/2019 | Cristina Laila

Posted on 10/7/2019, 4:16:25 PM by mplc51

Turkish war planes carried out airstrikes against Kurdish targets at the Semalka border crossing between Syria and Iraq.

Shortly before the air strike, US defense officials shut down Northern Syria airspace to Turkey in a statement to Anadolu.

“DOD spokesperson confirms the CAOC has pulled Turkey off the air tasking order and stopped the ISR feed, meaning Turkey is effectively cut out of the airspace along the border with Syria.”

“Turkish artillery bombards PKK/YPG targets in Malikiyah,” reported Israeli journalist Amichai Stein.

President Trump earlier Monday morning warned Turkey, a NATO ally, that he would destroy their economy if they did anything Trump “considers to be off” in a pair of tweets.

TRUMP: As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!

1 posted on 10/7/2019, 4:16:25 PM by mplc51

Aaand – we’re off!

To: mplc51

“… I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!). They must, with Europe and others, watch over the captured ISIS fighters and families. The U.S. has done far more than anyone could have ever expected, including the capture of 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. It is time now for others in the region, some of great wealth, to protect their own territory. THE USA IS GREAT!”

Smells like a pile of bovine excrement.

Doesn’t it, now?

POTUS doesn’t talk this way, it’s likely an exaggeration by locals opposed to the US.

5 posted on 10/7/2019, 4:25:25 PM by Hostage (Article V)

“POTUS doesn’t talk this way”
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Where the hell have you been for the last three years?
To: Hostage
I just checked his twitter feed. This was taken exactly as he posted it.

FWIW, I think the “in my great and unmatched wisdom” is just more trolling of the opposition.

7 posted on 10/7/2019, 4:27:29 PM by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)

At this point, the Freeperati start casting around for justifications:
To: xkaydet65

in my great and unmatched wisdom

This is dad humor, and a subtle way of saying (not to his opposition, but to normal people with common sense): “ya’ll just chill out, I’m acting in America’s interests”.

25 posted on 10/7/2019, 5:14:05 PM by scottinoc
Ah – yeah.
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Because if there’s one thing The Darnold is famous for, it’s his self-deprecating sense of humour.
To: scottinoc

He is my Pres, not my dad. Someimes he just has to grow up and understand it’s not the Howard Stern Show.

26 posted on 10/7/2019, 5:29:27 PM by xkaydet65

Good luck with that.
To: Reno89519

So we are siding with the Turks over the Kurds that protected and provided shelter for Syrian Christians? Yikes.

21 posted on 10/9/2019, 4:45:02 PM by Sam Gamgee

NoShitSherlock
Of course,  when in doubt…
To: Zhang Fei
Bomb them, Turkey!
posted on 10/12/2019, 10:29:19 PM by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
And the response :
To: ConservativeMind
“My comments stand.”
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Yes indeed, your comment “Bomb them, Turkey” stands as evidence of your ignorance and your cruelty.

Your new good buddies the Turks have been subverting America’s and the West’s interests for several decades. And what have the Syrian Kurds done to America or you in particular? Did they do something for you to jubilantly cheer on the Turks to bomb them. You embarrass yourself and make me ashamed that you are a fellow FReeper. I find your attitude and your heartlessness to be REPUGNANT,

23 posted on 10/13/2019, 12:01:17 AM by House Atreides (Boycott the NFL 100% — PERMANENTLY)

OtherwiseOkMandy
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More cold Turkey at the link below…
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – random vandals edition

Morning, everyone! This one is going to be just random smatterings of crazy, since all the Impeachment threads are just too monotonous.  I can sum them up in a single meme:

TrumpSupporters (2)

There’s only so many ways you can say the same thing, dontcha know.

I’ve been wondering when there was going to be some sweet sweet Oat Keepers action in Freeperville.  Well, wait no longer!

Alert: Volunteers Needed to Protect Trump Supporters at Minneapolis Trump Rally!

Also – volunteers needed to proofread Freeper posts and fix random capitalization issues!


Oathkeepers ^ | 10/05/2019 | Stewart Rhodes

Posted on 10/6/2019, 1:10:21 AM by Kevin in California

ALERT: Security volunteers needed!

Oath Keepers, veterans, bikers, three percenters, and other capable patriots,

SpitTake

we need your help.

The violent communists of Antifa have issued a national call to action for Antifa and other radical, America hating leftists to converge on the upcoming Trump rally in Minneapolis on Oct 10 to “disrupt” the Trump rally with an Antifa black block “America is Canceled” protest against capitalism. We need to be there to provide volunteer security escorts for rally attendees as they walk to and from the rally.

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!!!

OatKeeper

I wished(sic) I could attend:-(
1 posted on 10/6/2019, 1:10:21 AM by Kevin in California
Well, that’s none, so far….
To: Kevin in California
Most violence happens at the end of events as attendees are heading away.
Remember Charlottesville! 

2 posted on 10/6/2019, 1:16:07 AM by lightman (Byzantine Troparia: The “praise choruses” of antiquity.)

HitlerKidding (2)
To: Freedom4US
In Minneapolis they are Somali, and they only kill the innocents. 

6 posted on 10/6/2019, 2:02:17 AM by D Rider

I think we’re getting to the bottom of this “Auntie Fa” thing.

To: D Rider

Somalis aka “skinnies” are known for having thin skull plates, the effect of generations of inbreeding.

Treat them as the savages they are.

8 posted on 10/6/2019, 2:36:46 AM by elcid1970 (“The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.”)

He seems nice.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Eat a Impeach edition

Good morning, everyone! All things considered, I’ll say the Freeperati took last week’s news fairly well.

Initially, from Clown Hall :

Reports Of A Change In Tune? Speaker Pelosi Is Feeling Out Caucus On Impeachment
Townhall ^ | 09/24/2019 | Matt Vespa

Posted on 9/24/2019, 1:06:43 PM by SeekAndFind

For the most part, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been a rational bastion in the ‘get Trump’ fever that has overtaken House Democrats. The calls to impeach Trump have been drumming for nearly four years has always been met with skepticism from Pelosi, who knows the risks. It will galvanize the GOP like no other, push away Independent voters, and will offer loads of ammunition to be used in political ads. With the presidency in Republican hands, along with the bully pulpit, the GOP has the advantage in this fight, especially if the reasons to impeach are seen as politically driven. The fact is that they are politically-driven; they just don’t like Trump. He is being impeached because he won the 2016 election. That’s it. The Trump-Russia collusion myth was their best shot—and Robert Mueller torpedoed that.

(snip)

Let’s see what happens.

1 posted on 9/24/2019, 1:06:43 PM by SeekAndFind
Yeah – let’s see what happens.
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TrumpPhoneCalls
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From the 13th-dimensional chess brigade :
To: SeekAndFind

 

I don’t know how many moves ahead Trump has planned, but I am convinced he and his team actually launched this “Ukraine Whistleblower” narrative.

It seems to be working perfectly. Its got even CNN talking about Biden’s corruption in Ukraine, thus hobbling Biden even further. Its got the media once again chasing a completely BS story. Its got his GOP opponents saying stupid things which will come to nothing.

The Dems going bonkers on “impeachment” may be yet another PR benefit.

11 posted on 9/24/2019, 1:10:33 PM by PGR88

What a cunning stunt!
To: SeekAndFind

 

The Democrat House impeaching Trump does not worry me as much as the thought of those snake Republicans in the Senate pulling a last minute “McCain” attempt to save their jobs.

14 posted on 9/24/2019, 1:14:03 PM by Trumpnado2016 (Welcome to Trump World.)

FIFY.
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And then – suddenly, this summer :

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expected to announce impeachment inquiry MSNBC ^Posted on 9/24/2019, 1:50:30 PM by janetjanet998

The Washington Post reported Tuesday afternoon that Pelosi would announce a formal impeachment inquiry after meeting with Democratic lawmakers.

1 posted on 9/24/2019, 1:50:30 PM by janetjanet998
Damnit, janetjanet!
To: goldstategop

 

It might not get to that, we may see 2 million armed angry people in Washington before then.

6 posted on 9/24/2019, 1:52:50 PM by cowboyusa (America Cowboy Up)

Bwahahaha
Or to put it another way :
More Freeper hysteria and histrionics after the you-know-what…

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – endless Freepathon edition

First of all, I want to thank you, thank you, thank you for helping us reach our annual fundraising goal. Now I won’t have to threaten Brillo to motivate people.

BrilloDan

Now that The Beast From The East, The Hound From The Pound, The Pest From The West is safe and sound, let’s check in on the endless Freepathon, shall we?

To: onyx
“Done at last, done at last, thank God Almighty we’re done at last!”
Wait for it….

Twelve days to go until the next one begins. 

Handel: “Hallelujah Chorus”

(A 1982 period instrument performance conducted by the late Christopher Hogwood.)

98 posted on 9/19/2019, 5:09:22 PM by Publius (“Who is John Galt?” by Billthedrill & Publius available at Amazon.)
Say what you will, but when your fundraiser hits this level of constant torment and shilling, you’re getting into Robert Tilton, Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, John Hagee, Pat Robertson, and Benny Hinn territory.

(by the way – why do televangelists’ last names always display as typos?)

Only two threads this week, but they’re doozies.
A Republican senator hints at gutting Social Security ‘behind closed doors’ [fake: Joni Ernst]
Los Angeles Times ^ | Sep. 6, 2019 10:40 AM | Michael Hiltzik
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Your word-humping worketh not, lame-stream media editors.
1 posted on 9/8/2019, 9:47:45 AM by Olog-hai
Unlike your relative-humping, which obviously has borne bitter fruit.
To: hsmomx3

 

I never hear discussion about gutting freebies for illegals.

18 posted on 9/8/2019, 10:53:38 AM by Stevenfo

“If all undocumented immigrants were deported today, next year’s Social Security trust funds would have approximately $13 billion less for benefit payouts. It’s a considerable loss of dollars, especially when it’s projected that the Social Security funds will be depleted by 2034.

According to New American Economy, undocumented immigrants contributed $13 billion into the Social Security funds in 2016 and $3 billion to Medicare. Three years prior, the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, Stephen Goss, wrote a report that estimated undocumented immigrants contributed $12 billion into Social Security.

Approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the U.S. with no legal authorization to work, yet an estimated 8 million do, both on and off the books. Since undocumented immigrants don’t have Social Security numbers and are not authorized to work legally in the U.S., they are not eligible for any Social Security benefits, whether they’ve paid into the system or not.”

To: Cowboy Bob
Why don’t they ever gut Welfare? 

Social Security has become welfare. People tend to think of retirement, but Social Security gives money to all sorts of people (including illegals). I have (or know of) at least five people who are receiving Social Security in my family that simply are not working.

Why hold down a decent-paying (or even a crappy) job, when you can feed yourself by dumpster diving, and live in a 400 sq. ft. apartment in a combat zone. trying to live off $1200 a month? And “illegals” don’t get a red fucking cent of Social Security – and you’d know that if you weren’t a pinheaded inbred waste of protoplasm.

If they want to cut way back on the costs, then they should scale it back to retirees.

24 posted on 9/8/2019, 11:14:04 AM by HarleyD

Maybe because a lot of those retirees (like myself) were “downsized” from their jobs, and no one wants to hire someone who’s 62 years old?
To: HarleyD

 

And to only those that paid into it. Right now we have family members of illegals that come over here through family reunification that are qualifying for SSI. I’d love to see the math when only those that paid into it, get it.

41 posted on 9/8/2019, 11:08:51 PM by qaz123

So – people who are old enough to qualify for Social Security are doing so on the backs of “illegals” who would have to be 85+ ?
Interesting theory.
To: gibsonguy

 

“The first sentence in a “news” story.”

It’s an opinion column

And he’s right. Just before the 2018 election, Mitch McConnell said they had to cut Social Security. A great way to lose the House and turn it over to Trumps tormentors.  That may have been Mitch’s plan

By the way, Trump has said GOP has to stop trying to cut Social Security. He argued against all the othe candidates in the 2016 primaries. And he got booed by the big donors. But he won the votes of blue color democrats. If GOap now insists on cutting social security (behind closed doors or wherever)?theyll go back to losing as they did before Trump

16 posted on 9/8/2019, 10:43:30 AM by rintintin

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – That was the week that wows edition

TW3, everyone… (hopefully the BBC won’t sue me)  – and what a week it was!  I’ve quit trying to count the wheels that have come off the Trump Train, and am just concentrating on dodging them as they fly by.

First up – He’s Bolton! (composite thread) :

Trump says he fired national security advisor John Bolton-JB says he “offered to resign”
cnbc ^ | Sept 10, 2019 | Mangan/Breuninger

Posted on 9/10/2019, 11:02:18 AM by janetjanet998

Trump says he fired national security advisor John Bolton

1 posted on 9/10/2019, 11:02:18 AM by janetjanet998
Of course, in Freeperville, The Darnold can do no wrong :
To: bigdaddy45

 

Ruh roh.

4 posted on 9/10/2019, 11:06:00 AM by HighSierra5

Some expert political analysis :
To: janetjanet998

 

I never did like that cheesy stache.

It will be very interesting to see who replaces him. No names come quickly to my mind.

12 posted on 9/10/2019, 11:05:37 AM by be-baw

TrumpBolton
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Suddenly, Free republic has turned into anti-war dove territory:
To: GRRRRR

HALLELUJAH!!! War mongering uberstatist who never met a foreign entanglement he did not celebrate!!!

I thank GOD every day for Donald Trump for cleaning out this cabal of Chenney/Bolton pseudopatriot scum from the state dept.

He put the cabal IN there, you incredible fucking moron.

The myth that “if we don’t fight them over there, then they will come here” has done nothing but breed the kind of rage that creates terrrorists, kill our boys for NOTHING, bankrupt the country, and dance like a marionette on a string to the Likud.

One can only hope Pompeo is next.

8 posted on 9/10/2019, 11:11:59 AM by mostly_lies

Good luck with that.

To: mostly_lies

 

Pompeo is probably the best of his Cabinet picks.

31 posted on 9/10/2019, 11:37:16 AM by Sacajaweau

GirlsGirlsStupid
To: GRRRRR

 

I will watch this thread to see how many more of my FRiends have changed their core principles since Trump was elected.

19 posted on 9/10/2019, 11:20:59 AM by golux

Golly! Me, too!
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – random hysteria edition

Let’s go back and look at an older thread, shall we?

For anyone wondering what the Freeper reaction to the shooting massacre du jour was – I present – Code Toady!

Active shooter reported in Odessa, Texas
Newswest 9 ^ | August 31, 2019 | Victor Blanco

Posted on 8/31/2019, 4:50:31 PM by LUV W

ODESSA, Texas — UPDATE: ACTIVE SHOOTER REPORTED STAY INDOORS FOR BOTH cities

Police confirm a second shooter is in the areas driving a stolen mail van.

Officials are responding to an active shooter in Odessa.

According to the Department of Public Safety, the shooter is in all Gold Passenger car armed with a rifle and headed from Odessa to Midland.

Several people [now reporting 30 shot in Midland and Odessa] have been injured including police and civilians.

1 posted on 8/31/2019, 4:50:31 PM by LUV W
Before we get started, I’d like to compliment long-standing Freeper LUV_W for not changing his/her handle.
Obviously crafted from ancient hand-tooled artisanal stupid, this tribute to once hero / now despised GOP-e icon Dubya shows long-time dedication, and short-term memory loss.
To: maxwellsmart_agent

Where are armed citizens to defend themselves?

8 posted on 8/31/2019, 5:01:16 PM by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!)

From someone driving down the highway blasting away with a long gun?  Um – yeah.
To: LUV W

My local news is quoting the New York Times about 2 deaths…they are clueless!

26 posted on 8/31/2019, 5:20:10 PM by KittenClaws (“There is no 1502 Johnson” ~ Joan Hamilton)

How DARE they?? There will be a nasty letter about this tomorrow in the New York………….hmmm.
To: LUV W; null and void
Just in time for the September reconvening of the House and Senate!

Imagine that coincidence!

52 posted on 8/31/2019, 5:39:28 PM by Lazamataz (We can be called a racist and we’ll just smile. Because we don’t care.)

DAMN those deep state congresscritters!!  They’re all in cahoots!
To: LUV W

I know I don’t get out enough, but why do I never get an active shooter loose in my area?

58 posted on 8/31/2019, 5:42:29 PM by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going no than throwing bleach, said one woman.)

Lucky at cards, unlucky at love?
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“KittenClaws” takes exception to “Trailerpark Badass”s flippancy :
To: Trailerpark Badass

This is the last time I report on local happenings. I’m live in Odessa…and you bunch of chit chats don’t give a crap.

59 posted on 8/31/2019, 5:44:38 PM by KittenClaws (“There is no 1502 Johnson” ~ Joan Hamilton)

This diverts the discussion a tad :
To: KittenClaws

FR is not the friendly community you imagined it was. I know.

62 posted on 8/31/2019, 5:47:27 PM by HalfIrish

Duh.
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And now, everyone – as promised – CODE TOADY!!
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To: KittenClaws
“and you bunch of chit chats don’t give a crap.”

What exactly were you expecting, a bunch of caterwauling and FReepers losing their minds???

71 posted on 8/31/2019, 5:51:39 PM by CodeToad ( Hating on Trump is hating on me and Americans!)

That’s tellin’ her, by jingo!
To: CodeToad

Get Bent Toad

77 posted on 8/31/2019, 5:55:04 PM by KittenClaws (“There is no 1502 Johnson” ~ Joan Hamilton)

And – we’re off!
To: KittenClaws

It seems you are bent. Maybe you need to straighten out and stop being such an emotional liberal wanting to cry over everything and demand everyone else joins you.

80 posted on 8/31/2019, 5:56:21 PM by CodeToad ( Hating on Trump is hating on me and Americans!)

Yeah, you liberal whiner! Just because you’re in Odessa and a potential target is no reason to cry over things like mass murder and 17-month-olds getting shot in the face.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – open wide for chunky edition

 

OK folks – slack-off time is over, with means it’s time to don our ISO suits and push open the airlock!

airlockdoor

First up? Leaking on The Darnold!
( I know it’s a long article, but bear with me)

Leak Plugged? Trump’s Personal “Gatekeeper” Hits The Exit
Hotair ^ | 08/30/2019 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 8/30/2019, 9:17:32 AM by SeekAndFind

In any White House, discretion is a prized value in staffers, and perhaps even more so in the Donald Trump era. As Trump’s personal assistant in the Oval Office, Madeleine Westerhout should have known that better than most. Yet Westerhout has been shown the door, as multiple news organizations reported overnight, for sharing personal information about the First Family with reporters:

President Trump’s personal assistant Madeleine Westerhout resigned from her job abruptly, a White House official and another person familiar with the situation told NBC News late Thursday night.

One of the sources said that Westerhout left the job because she shared personal information about the president’s family and Oval Office operations at an off-the-record dinner with reporters earlier this month in Bedminster, N.J., where a Trump-owned golf club that the president often visits in summer months is located.

All of the outlets reporting this departure call it a resignation, but they all also strongly suggest that the resignation came under considerable duress. The New York Times first reported it and noted that the sequence of events started when Trump found out she was leaking information to reporters, and that she’s already persona non grata anywhere in the White House. Needless to say, that’s not a departure on mutually agreeable terms.

The Times’ Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman also take note of Westerhout’s political pedigree:

“Ms. Westerhout, a former Republican National Committee aide who also worked for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, reportedly cried on election night because she was upset over Mr. Trump’s victory. As such, the president at first viewed her warily, as a late convert to his cause who could not be trusted.”

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Ms. Westerhout’s power in the White House came almost entirely from proximity. She is not a name-brand White House aide and has never appeared on television, unless it was an accidental shot of her hovering behind her boss. But while she was not a decision maker, she enjoyed unique access to Mr. Trump.

Trump tends to be a little paranoid about working with other Republicans, but in this case his first instinct might have been correct. Karni and Haberman hint at Westerhout’s state of mind in the last paragraph of the above excerpt. Politico later reported that Westerhout was attempting a little empire-building in the White House, which might have led to a slap-down or two from more senior officials:

“In the past six months, Westerhout had tried to expand the boundaries of her job to encompass a broader set of tasks and to include foreign travel, said one adviser close to the White House, who suggested Westerhout had tried to act like a de facto chief of staff. This irked several White House officials and Cabinet secretaries who thought she should stick to her primary task of serving as the president’s personal secretary with a desk just outside the Oval Office. …”

(snip)

The close White House adviser called this “the final straw” for someone who did not have many allies left in the building.

Under those circumstances, one has to wonder whether Westerhout got set up by rivals within the White House. That’s the kind of games that get played when low-level staffers try acquiring power at the expense of others with better connections. It’s just as likely, if not more so, that a lack of success led Westerhout to lose her sense of discretion and/or attempt to gain more power by manipulating the press against her real and perceived rivals.

At least, those are the fun explanations. If this turns out to be just the mundane circumstance of a secretary with trouble keeping her mouth shut after having a couple of drinks, it’ll be a disappointment. Even so, Westerhout’s exit will serve as a warning to others to keep their mouths shut whatever the circumstance might be.

1 posted on 8/30/2019, 9:17:32 AM by SeekAndFind

TrumpBestPeople

To: SeekAndFind 

This is appalling  appealing.

FIFY.

I’ll repeat myself….President Trump would’ve fared better if he had surrounded himself with loyal “little folk”

Yes – because The Darnold’s love of “little folk” (as opposed to power players) is SO well-known…

Deplorables who were with him from the beginning.

6 posted on 8/30/2019, 9:28:03 AM by grania (“We’re all just pawns in their game”)

Let me break the suspense.  He’s not hiring ANY of you yobbos.  Ever.
Your Trumpian taint-licking is on a gratis basis, and will be, forever.
To: SeekAndFind

 

Why in the world would any Romney person be given a detail like hers????
I love Trump, but that was stupid!!!!

17 posted on 8/30/2019, 9:43:12 AM by bantam

(James Garner voice) “Well, I’ve been around Donnie all day, and I ain’t seen him do one smart thing yet.”
To: SeekAndFind

 

When it comes to hiring good people, Trump doesn’t do well.

58 posted on 8/30/2019, 11:18:38 AM by aimhigh (THIS is His commandment . . . . 1 John 3:23)

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More deplorable leaking, and much more, at the magic “read more” link thingy.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Short and Sour edition

Well, kids – yours truly appears to be the guy who was rescued from the house fire and runs back in the burning building.

Maybe if I just ease back in…

POLITICS DONALD TRUMP’S APPROVAL RATING SLIDES TO 36%, THE LOWEST IT’S BEEN SINCE JANUARY (BARF)
Newsweek ^ | 8/22/19 | Asher Stockler

Posted on 8/22/2019, 7:41:16 PM by Maceman

Amid numerous political scandals and an unfurling trade war with China that shows little sign of de-escalation, President Donald Trump lacks the broad confidence of the American public, according to a new AP-NORC poll.

Sixty-two percent of U.S. adults disapprove of the way Trump is handling his job, compared with 36 percent who approve. Predictably, the partisan divides swing favorably or unfavorably towards the president depending on political affiliation. But, notably, the coveted class of self-identified political independents remains opposed to the president, with 65 percent disapproving of the way he is handling his job.

Trump’s approval ratings have not been this low in the monthly AP-NORC survey since January.

While many of the conflicts and controversies that have emerged in recent months pertain to the trade war and Trump’s management of the economy — including a warning sign that a recession may be on the horizon due to a metric known as the inverted yield curve — the public has not been scared off by the president’s economic stewardship. Fifty-one percent disapprove of his handling of the economy, and 46 percent approve. Though this is a net negative rating, it indicates the public is largely divided on the matter, and represents Trump’s highest job approval rating for any category measured in the AP-NORC poll.

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Please don’t be one of those Freepers who replies: “Why post this?”I posted it because we need to know what’s out there, even if it is from the far left propaganda media.

1 posted on 8/22/2019, 7:41:16 PM by Maceman
Um – then why did you add “BARF” to the headline?
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Corporate policy?

To: Maceman

 

Newsweak polled both of their paid subscribers.

2 posted on 8/22/2019, 7:42:19 PM by E. Pluribus Unum (“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”)

Um – no, but thanks for playing.
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Come on now – surely someone here in Freeperville actually READ the article and noted the polling methodology?
To: Maceman

 

Where did they do the poll? Gay bars and bath houses?

25 posted on 8/22/2019, 8:42:52 PM by sport

Forget I asked.
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And from the “It might be true, but I don’t give a fuck” department :
To: Maceman

 

Even IF it were true….I’d rather have a leader that leads with conviction then whats palatable to the media.

24 posted on 8/22/2019, 8:41:54 PM by patriot torch

Gotcha.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Mitch is my bitch edition

Sorry – got tired of “Moscow Mitch”.

I wasn’t going to post this week, but this was too good to pass up :

Mitch McConnell Suspended From Twitter
foxnews.com ^ | August 7, 2019

Posted on 8/7/2019, 10:35:01 PM by Helicondelta

Twitter locked accounts belonging to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s and several prominent conservatives Monday, after they posted videos of left-wing protesters gathered outside McConnell’s Kentucky home — with one demonstrator calling for someone to stab McConnell “in the heart” and for McConnell to break his “raggedy” neck.

The episode prompted the McConnell campaign, known as “Team Mitch,” to slam Twitter for political bias, saying the social media platform had effectively blamed the victim.

Meanwhile, observers noted, Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro remains active on Twitter, even after he posted the names of San Antonio residents who donated to Trump.

“This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell,” McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden said in a statement. “This is the problem with the speech police in America today.”

McConnell, 77, has been resting at home since tripping on his patio fracturing his shoulder on Sunday — and the Team Mitch account posted images showing him at his residence.

In the wake of this weekend’s deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, the hashtag “Massacre Mitch” trended on Twitter — and some activists took their case to McConnell’s residence.

1 posted on 8/7/2019, 10:35:01 PM by Helicondelta
So are you posters ready for some Freeper self-examination of “Maybe that was a shit-stupid thing for McConnell to retweet”?
To: Helicondelta

 

What the hell are you GOP eunuchs waiting for? Social media is a utility and its major players are monopolistic. Regulate it.

3 posted on 8/7/2019, 10:36:28 PM by Antoninus (“In Washington, swamp drain you.”)

I didn’t think so.
To: EinNYC
I don’t do Twitter, but it seems there could be a conservative-run alternative to Twitter. Why hasn’t some conservative group been working on this? Why is Twitter being allowed to control and humiliate conservative members? 

Why isn’t there one total conservative TV station owned or funded by rich conservatives?

13 posted on 8/7/2019, 11:18:33 PM by Digger
SpitTake
To: Mr. Jeeves
For now. I guarantee they are going to ban him for his “racism” before the campaign gets going next year.

When it comes to Trump, they are in a pickle. If they deplatform him, his campaign will start an alternative to Twitter and every last one of his millions of followers will auto-deplatform and join the new-start.

Works for me – but  – what to call this startup alternative?
Twatter?
Trumpter?
Trump University? (I hear that one’s available)
Das Sturmer?
Doing that would be the beginning of the end of monopoly social media. Hopefully, they’re stupid enough to do it.
93 posted on 8/8/2019, 9:34:53 AM by Antoninus (“In Washington, swamp drain you.”)
Hopefully, YOU’RE stupid enough to try it.
To: All

 

I fully expect them to suspend Trumps account next year using the excuse of “fairness” during the upcoming election. I have no clue what Trump will do.

100 posted on 8/8/2019, 9:46:43 AM by gibsonguy

That makes two of you.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – I Have No Words edition

Since it was a day that ended in “y”, yet another mass shooting :

Freepers are on the case!

BREAKING: Gilroy Shooter Identified as Iranian-American With Islamic Imagery on Instagram
Laura Loomer ^ | 07-29-2019 | Peter M. D’Abroska

Posted on 7/29/2019, 2:03:27 PM by Kevin in California

The shooter who killed three people and wounded at least 11 more has been identified as Santino Willian Legan, a described Iranian American.

Legan had an Instagram account on which he shared only three photos. One of the photos depicted Ali Asghar Vahabzadeh, Legan’s maternal grandfather.

1 posted on 7/29/2019, 2:03:27 PM by Kevin in California
You’d think that by this time, the Freeper predilection for blaming the dirty mooslimes for everything would have collapsed under the weight of its own stupidity.
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Right?
To: Kevin in California

 

And, the liberals are going to ignore the raghead aspect and focus on the gun control cult.

5 posted on 7/29/2019, 2:08:35 PM by LouAvul

Aaaand – we’re off!

To: Kevin in California

 

don’t know about you, but I heard that Ilhan Omar put him up to it . . . must be true.

8 posted on 7/29/2019, 2:09:28 PM by RatRipper

To: Kevin in California

 

They’re still flooding into USA too. It’s long past time to repatriate the Muslims to their own wonderful peaceful civilized krapistans.

11 posted on 7/29/2019, 2:11:20 PM by faithhopecharity ( “Politicians are not born; they are excreted.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))

To: Kevin in California

 

And………..it’s a moslem.

Again.

He killed an 8 year old.

12 posted on 7/29/2019, 2:11:27 PM by combat_boots (God bless Israel and all who protect and defend her! Merry Christmas! In God We Trust!)

To: Kevin in California

 

So was this guy a Muslim or not?

That’s the only thing that matters.

21 posted on 7/29/2019, 2:21:20 PM by Neanderthal (As you import the third world, you become the third world)

The only.  Thing.  That.  Matters.
To: Kevin in California

Islamic imagery?

Well, that’s that!

Round up ALL the muzzies in the country and deport them.

Every last one of them.

If every gun in America is a potential mass murderer, and is guilty of all the shootings across the nation, then every last muslim in the country is responsible for the murders and terrorism of this terrorist.

22 posted on 7/29/2019, 2:22:56 PM by skimbell
And if it turns out to be a white gun nut?
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One of the Freeperati errs on the side of caution :
To: Kevin in California

 

Iranians name their children Santino?

25 posted on 7/29/2019, 2:25:01 PM by angcat (THANK YOU LORD FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP!!!!!)

Shut up-a you face!
To: angcat

 

Italian-iranian?

38 posted on 7/29/2019, 2:45:40 PM by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! —– Enlisted in the Navy in ’67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)

WassaMattaUshirt
And then, of course :
To: Tennessee Conservative

 

Fox radio news at the top of the hour called the shooter a white supremacist.

57 posted on 7/29/2019, 3:22:39 PM by JohnnyP (Thinking is hard work (I stole that from Rush).)

(this is my shocked face)
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Reaction, she’s-a below-a da fold, capiche?

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Seal Of Disapproval edition

Well, folks – pigs have flown, Hell has frozen over, and the twelfth of Never has come.

I agree with the Freeperati on something.

Unless you stopped breathing early last week or live in a cave you already know about this :

How did Trump end up in front of a presidential seal doctored to include a Russian symbol?
Washington Post via MSN ^ | 7/25/19 | Michael Brice-Saddler, Reis Thebault

Posted on 7/25/2019, 5:24:31 AM by DoodleDawg

At first glance, there was nothing unusual about President Trump’s introduction Tuesday at Turning Point USA’s student summit. In many ways, it mirrored the production style that has become synonymous with Trump’s campaign rallies.

Following a 12-minute video illustrating Trump’s rise to the presidency, music blared as the president’s name flashed across a giant screen in a bold shade of red. Trump took the stage and soaked in the raucous cheers from hundreds of young supporters packed inside the Marriott Marquis in Washington.

Charlie Kirk, Turning Point’s outspoken founder and executive director, was on his left. But the image on the screen to Trump’s right — captured in dozens of photos and videos from the event — is less familiar.

The image almost resembles the official seal of the president; but a closer examination reveals alterations that seem to poke fun at the president’s golfing penchant and accusations that he has ties to Russia. Neither the White House nor Turning Point know how it got there or who created it.

1 posted on 7/25/2019, 5:24:31 AM by DoodleDawg
Usually, the Freeperati react to this kind of thing (mockery) with threats to kill the mocker.
Right?
To: DoodleDawg

 

Someone went through some effort, can’t believe that it’s not easy to find out who as that’s the kind of thing that’s usually shared on social media.

The Russian double headed eagle and holding golf clubs in one talon. I assume that the president’s advance team has learned a lesson that should have been learned about 3 years ago – control all the digital displays while POTUS is in the room.

As far as pranks go, pretty harmless. Yuck it up and move on.

4 posted on 7/25/2019, 5:49:13 AM by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)

JawDrop
To: Albion Wilde

 

Gotta admit it … that’s pretty clever and well executed.

6 posted on 7/25/2019, 5:49:49 AM by al_c (Democrats: Party over Common Sense)

To: yesthatjallen

 

Have to admit – the golf clubs were pretty funny.

7 posted on 7/25/2019, 3:09:37 PM by TomServo

To: yesthatjallen

 

I really have to give props to whoever thought of that and pulled it off. Grudging admiration.

Kind of like the Chinese signs behind Nixon that Dick Tuck pulled off.

Worth stealing.

16 posted on 7/25/2019, 3:25:58 PM by RedStateRocker (We had entirely enough government in 1789.)

To: winner3000

 

And we’d be laughing our butts off here if a similar thing had been done to a Democrat(sic) President.

42 posted on 7/25/2019, 4:06:37 PM by RedStateRocker (We had entirely enough government in 1789.)

To: Innovative

 

I thought it was well done … and funny.

50 posted on 7/25/2019, 4:20:19 PM by sparklite2 (Don’t mind me. I’m just a contrarian.)

One helpful suggestion :
To: I want the USA back
It was clearly deliberate.The people at Turning Point USA were infiltrated.

It seems people at TPUSA let their guard down and this creep had free reign and no oversight.

On a side note, I’d consider changing the name. While TP stands for Turning Point it’s also an abbreviation for toilet paper.

12 posted on 7/25/2019, 3:18:28 PM by yesthatjallen
And your point is ?
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More below, yo ho!

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Chant Trix edition

Well, folks – this week’s “Obsession” pretty much wrote itself.

First, you had this :

Trump rally crowd chants ‘Send her back’ about Ilhan Omar
The Hill ^ | 07/17/19 | Brett Samuels

Posted on 7/17/2019, 7:18:02 PM by yesthatjallen

Supporters at President Trump’s campaign rally on Wednesday chanted “send her back” about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) after the president launched into a diatribe against the first-term lawmaker and Somali refugee.

Trump tore into Omar early on in his rally in Greenville, North Carolina, a continuation of his days-long attacks against her and three other progressive congresswomen. The crowd raucously booed Omar at the first mention of her name.

The president went on to accuse Omar of demeaning U.S. servicemembers and minimizing the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

“She looks down with contempt on the hard-working Americans saying that ignorance is pervasive in many parts of this country,” Trump said.

The crowd then broke into a chant of “Send her back” in reference to Omar, who came to the U.S. as a Somalian refugee as a teenager.

The president has in recent days targeted Omar and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), claiming the lawmakers “hate our country” and suggested they should leave rather than complain about the government.

He sparked an uproar on Sunday morning when he tweeted that progressive congresswomen “who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe” should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

1 posted on 7/17/2019, 7:18:02 PM by yesthatjallen
Places, everyone….
And we’re OFF!
To: yesthatjallen

 

Let them all pick the socialist shithole of their choice, send them there.

4 posted on 7/17/2019, 7:23:06 PM by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; — FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)

Denmark? Finland?  West Virginia?
To: yesthatjallen
How’d this freaking Skinny
Apparently, “skinny” is the new “nigger”.
get in the wire, anyway. I hear our President brought up her marriage . . . to another Skinny, – her brother 😂This President kicks licks ass. 😂

8 posted on 7/17/2019, 7:24:52 PM by atc23
FIFY.
To: yesthatjallen

 

@rising_serpent
Such is the power of Trump’s ability to change the narrative, he single-handedly made the MSM give the toxic quadruplets more airtime than the entire Democrat presidential clown car combined.
Right now Democrats are wringing their hands in impotent despair  celebrating, at knowing they Trump just torpedoed the GOP and lost 2020.

14 posted on 7/17/2019, 7:38:40 PM by numberonepal (WWG1WGA)

You dumb fucks are lucky I’m not charging you by the word for copyreading.
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A couple of Freepers glance outside their bubble:
To: yesthatjallen

 

I found that cringe worthy. Not helpful.

30 posted on 7/17/2019, 8:27:46 PM by americas.best.days… ( Donald John Trump has pulled the sword from the stone.)

To: yesthatjallen

 

Will be spun as inciting racism, could lead to genocide.

15 posted on 7/17/2019, 7:38:55 PM by BusterDog

To: RoseofTexas

 

chithole = slit trench

39 posted on 7/17/2019, 9:59:30 PM by 353FMG

Classy.
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And THEN –
Trump disavows ‘send her back’ chant from his rally
Politico ^ | 07/18/2019 | Quint Forgey
Posted on 7/18/2019, 2:48:07 PM by SeekAndFind

President Donald Trump claimed Thursday he “was not happy” with the crowd at his campaign rally for chanting “send her back,” after he had goaded the North Carolina audience with a fiery attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar.

“I was not happy with it. I disagree with it. But again, I didn’t say that. They did. But I disagree with it,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, adding that he “started speaking very quickly” in an attempt to silence the rally attendees.

Prior to the audience at Greenville’s East Carolina University breaking into their chant Wednesday night, the president tore into Omar, mischaracterizing past controversial statements by the Minnesota Democrat related to the 9/11 terror attacks and Al Qaeda that conservatives have seized upon in recent months.

Just before the incendiary refrain broke out, Trump accused Omar of having “a history of launching vicious, anti-Semitic screeds,” and then silently gazed out over the crowd for roughly 15 seconds until the cheers of “send her back” abated.

“It was quite a chant, and I felt a little bit badly about it,” Trump said on Thursday, later hailing the number of supporters inside the “packed arena” and boasting of the “tremendous support” and “great energy” enjoyed by the Republican Party.

“I say there is far more energy on the right than there is on the left,” he said, adding, “I think we have far more support than they do and I think we have far more energy than they do. And we’re going to have a very interesting election. But I was not happy when I heard that chant.”

1 posted on 7/18/2019, 2:48:07 PM by SeekAndFind
Uh oh.
To: SeekAndFind

 

Truly a stupid and VERY bad move, Mr. President!

5 posted on 7/18/2019, 2:53:54 PM by nopardons

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – My citizenship is sinking edition

Morning, all! Only one thing on the Obsession agenda this week – LOSING!!!

Trump drops executive action on U.S. Census, will seek citizenship survey by other means
R ^ | 7/11/19 UPDATED AN HOUR AGO | Jeff Mason, David Shepardson

Posted on 7/11/2019, 3:20:54 PM by conservative98

A government official confirmed that Trump is expected to announce he will drop the legal battle to include the question on the census survey and instead direct the Commerce Department to obtain answers on citizenship through other means, but it was not clear how that would occur or how it would be funded.

The U.S. Census Bureau is part of the Commerce Department. The U.S. Constitution specifically assigns the job of overseeing the census to Congress, limiting the authority of the president over it, which complicates adding the question to the decennial survey via presidential missive.

Trump’s decision not to proceed with an executive order on adding the citizenship question to the census was first reported by ABC News.

1 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:20:54 PM by conservative98
Uh oh.
To: conservative98
So he didn’t announce it yet?

Speculation……

3 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:22:43 PM by Trump.Deplorable

Just keep telling yourself that, sweetheart.
To: Trump.Deplorable

have confirmation apparently

12 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:24:46 PM by conservative98

Oops.
To: conservative98

Damn. The Census determines representation, not meaningless surveys. Tired of caving to the Left.

5 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:23:08 PM by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats… when they do.)

Poor baby.
To: conservative98

LOSING

6 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:23:10 PM by morphing libertarian ( Use Comey’s Report, Indict Hillary now; build Kate’s wall. — Proud Smelly Walmart Deplorable)

SO much losing!
To: conservative98

Looks like the immigration enforcement vehicle Trump uses only has three gears, all operating in reverse.

8 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:23:59 PM by odawg

They’re not even bothering with the dog whistles any more, are they?
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Apparently, the national census is an “immigration enforcement vehicle”.
Hoocouldanode?
To: conservative98

Hey Trump???? WTH is this about???

15 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:25:39 PM by devane617 (Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.~ George Orwell, 1984)

Offhand, I’d say it’s about a little thing called The Constitution.
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You may have heard of it.
To: morphing libertarian

Damn it! Another surrender. Absolute disgust is what I feel. Great surrender 15 to 20 house seats and who knows how many EC Votes

21 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:28:38 PM by gibsonguy

How many? I guess we’ll find out, won’t we?
To: over3Owithabrain

I don’t need any more evidence that President Trump has very little control of the executive branch.

24 posted on 7/11/2019, 3:29:42 PM by lodi90

Executive branch?
I doubt that drooling kumtwat even has control of his bladder.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Farce Of July edition

Well, now wasn’t last week fun?

I’m not going to post any of the endless stream of Revolutionary War Airport stories and memes, since you’ve probably seen all of them more than once.  (just in case you haven’t…)

Instead, let’s see what the Freepers thought of it – when they finally acknowledged its existence, that is. It took a day or so.

Trump blames ‘airports’ gaffe on teleprompter
BBC News ^ | 5th July 2019 | BBC News

Posted on 7/5/2019, 11:51:58 AM by Ennis85

US President Donald Trump has blamed a teleprompter going “kaput” for a glaring anachronism in his Fourth of July speech.

He told crowds on Independence Day the Continental Army “took over the airports” from the British during the American Revolutionary War in 1775.

Explaining away the slip-up on Friday, Mr Trump also said it was hard to read the teleprompter in the rain.

He hosted a military parade at the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday.

During his “Salute to America” speech, he was talking about the year 1775 when he said: “Our army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do.”

Critics pointed out the revolutionaries could not have seized airports more than a century before the first powered flight – credited to the Wright brothers in 1903 – took off.

Outside the White House on Friday, Mr Trump said: “I guess the rain knocked out the teleprompter.

“I knew the speech very well so I was able to do it without a teleprompter but the teleprompter did go out and it was actually hard to look at anyway because there was rain all over it.”

The president spoke to reporters as he departed with First Lady Melania Trump for the weekend to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Mr Trump said the military parade he hosted on Thursday was a “fantastic night” and forecast a rise in US military recruitment.

Before winning the White House, Mr Trump used to mock ex-President Barack Obama for relying on an autocue.

Twitter users were quick to poke fun at Mr Trump for the error, with many using the hashtag #RevolutionaryWarAirports.

1 posted on 7/5/2019, 11:51:58 AM by Ennis85
Freepers?
To: Ennis85

 

We probably would have caught that, but there are times when you read and aren’t totally tuned in to what you are reading. He may have been thinking a bit too much about events coming up.

It was a great speech. The guy is a human dynamo. Mistakes will happen, and some will look glaring. It comes with the territory.

6 posted on 7/5/2019, 11:55:05 AM by DoughtyOne (This space for rent…)

To: Ennis85

 

If Trump said we took over the airports, then we took over the airports. There were no airplanes yet, but our forward thinking had us take over the airports. Thank you Trump.

9 posted on 7/5/2019, 11:58:41 AM by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death)

NotSureIfSarcasticOrStupid

To: right way right

The people seated behind him during the speech appeared to be all White.

NoShitSherlock

I thought they would jump all over that, too.

21 posted on 7/5/2019, 12:07:00 PM by hsmomx3

ThatShipHasSailed
To: Ennis85

 

The President rewrote a little bit of history – so what?

The Left rewrites history all the time – it’s about time we had a leader who fights fire with fire. Besides, President Trump always turns out to be right.

Oh boy are they going to have egg on their faces when it turns out there WERE airports back then!!

62 posted on 7/5/2019, 6:23:50 PM by enumerated

MountStupid
To: GodAndCountryFirst

 

“Members of the DEEP STATE are said to be fleeing Washington.”

That’s why the tanks are there. Go get ‘em!

247 posted on 7/4/2019, 6:54:37 PM by Jim Noble (1)

Ah yes – about those tanks…
To: deks

 

Can someone tell me what happened to the tanks?

321 posted on 7/4/2019, 7:51:53 PM by Vaden (First they came for the Confederates… Next they came for Washington… Then they came…)

MarvinKaboom
To: Vaden

 

There was one right in front of the stage I believe

327 posted on 7/4/2019, 8:00:00 PM by Jrabbit

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To: Jrabbit

 

I guess I was confused about what this was. I thought it was going to be a parade with the equipment rolling by and so forth. According to sources on the internet, the attendees could not get near the tanks. Many people complained they never saw a tank.

Doesn’t make sense.

334 posted on 7/4/2019, 8:05:36 PM by Vaden (First they came for the Confederates… Next they came for Washington… Then they came…)

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Tanks for nothin’.
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The Darnold wanted a parade train of hundreds of tanks, Moscow / Beijing / Pyongyang style, and what did he get?
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Two tanks,  (no, a Bradley is not a fucking tank)  parked immobile on concrete pads, so far away you needed binoculars to see them.
TWO!
Biggest dictator fail EVAR!
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Me golden idol is tarnished” edition

Well, this little Freeper went to market two Saturdays ago, after (of course) I had finished last Monday’s Obsession post, but it was too good to pass up, so here we go!

(Orange Julius may unscrew the pooch before this posts on the 1st, but I don’t care)

Trump delays planned ICE raids to see if Congress can solve border crisis
Fox News ^ | June 22, 2019 | Adam Shaw

Posted on 6/22/2019, 3:30:50 PM by Innovative

President Trump announced Saturday that a planned mass roundup of illegal immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is being delayed for two weeks, in the hope that a bipartisan solution to the border crisis can be reached.

“At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border,” he tweeted.

“If not, Deportations start!” he added.

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He is being reasonable, but not giving up the plan.
1 posted on 6/22/2019, 3:30:50 PM by Innovative
That’s not innovative, it’s just shit-stupid.
To: Innovative

I had guessed that his announcement of imminent roundups was a negotiating ploy with Congress. I am waiting to see what comes from his apparent vacillation on the Iran drone shootdown. He did NOT just “back down.” Something is in the works.

6 posted on 6/22/2019, 3:38:17 PM by arthurus (dd)

Of course something is in the works.   Possibly a monkey wrench.
To: TexasTransplant

Letting the democrats hang themselves with their own rope.

7 posted on 6/22/2019, 3:38:51 PM by riverrunner ( o the public,)

Well, this is going pretty much as expected…until…
To: Diana in Wisconsin

You mean the ones that believe enforcing the law is not a bargaining chip? How stupid are you trumpbots?

8 posted on 6/22/2019, 3:39:25 PM by SanchoP

TrickQuestion
To: Innovative
No, reasonable would have been acting on his campaign promises on this issue from the start. Not naming three consecutive anti-Trumpers to run DHS against all his stated immigration goals. Declaring the emergency we have and doing what’s needed with his executive powers from the start. Not sticking his feckless, Manhattan Democrat SIL in to give still more to the Dems on the issue this winter. Etc. Etc.
Empty threats and promises while letting in more, kicking out fewer, workplace raiding fewer, etc., than Obama.

Enough already!

12 posted on 6/22/2019, 3:41:03 PM by 9YearLurker

Hmmm…….

 

To: Innovative

Anyone seeing a pattern?

19 posted on 6/22/2019, 3:46:46 PM by ImJustAnotherOkie (All I know is The I read in the papers.)

Kinda sorta. Like 6 years ago.  Welcome to reality.
To: Innovative
what the hell is wrong with him?
If he says it he needs to do it.
Freaking empty threats.

Done.

26 posted on 6/22/2019, 3:53:35 PM by Chickensoup (Voter ID for 2020!! Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)

Actually I AM seeing a pattern.
To: Innovative

My wife is a bigger Trump supporter than me and she is PISSED!

40 posted on 6/22/2019, 4:05:38 PM by TonyM (Score Event)

To: TonyM

 

I might be more pi$$ed than your wife.

66 posted on 6/22/2019, 4:37:52 PM by HighSierra5

I now pronounce you chump and sucker.  You may now kiss the schmuck.
To: Innovative

 

Just when he has the upper hand he falls for this crap.

41 posted on 6/22/2019, 4:07:48 PM by inchworm

I can’t understand what’s keeping the 13th-dimensional chess brigade…
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Maybe they’ll show up after the “read more”?
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – last week today edition

All right, everyone – as I mentioned, last week’s Obsession wasn’t doable due to days of lightning storms here in Dallas, so please allow me to serve up some older Freepitude, meant for the post that never was.

First up – going off half-Koched!

Billionaire Kochs to Financially Back Democrats Pushing Amnesty, Free Trade
Breitbart ^ | 6/9/2019 | John Binder

Posted on 6/9/2019, 10:41:02 PM by bitt

The pro-mass immigration Koch brothers’ network of billionaire, donor-class organizations is readying to financially back Democrats, so long as they promise to support amnesty for illegal aliens and vote to advance free trade at all costs.

In a memo to its staff, the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity (AFP) organization announced that the economic libertarian group is set to back any elected official in Washington, DC, — including Democrats — who support their agenda of amnesty for illegal aliens and endless free trade, and oppose the GOP voter-preferred economic nationalist agenda of less immigration and tariffs to protect American jobs.

The memo read:

The threat of being primaried prevents policymakers from leading on difficult issues and driving principled policy reforms. AFP or AFP Action will be ready to engage contested U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and state-level primary races, including Republican, Democrat, Independent or otherwise, to support sitting legislators who lead by uniting with others to pass principled policy and get good things done. [Emphasis added]

The Koch effort to financially support pro-amnesty, anti-economic nationalist Democrats would come to fruition through the creation of multiple issue-specific Political Action Committees (PACs), all under the larger Koch network umbrella.

Support for free trade absolutism, amnesty for illegal aliens, and an anti-economic nationalist voting record are basic requirements for Democrats and Republicans who want financial support from the Koch brothers, as outlined in AFP’s memo:

(snip)

The initiative is set to put the Koch brothers’ network of donor class organizations in line with Democrats such as Joe Biden — who has backed amnesty for all illegal aliens and continues to support the NAFTA free trade deal that eliminated nearly five million American jobs — and Republicans such as Justin Amash who opposes the use of tariffs and has previously suggested support for an amnesty for illegal aliens shielded from deportation by President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

1 posted on 6/9/2019, 10:41:02 PM by bitt
You see, not so very long ago, it was like this :
To: SeekAndFind

 

The far left has latched onto the “Koch Brothers” as a boogieman. It’s kind of funny. The vast majority (and I mean vast) have never even heard the name much less know anything about them. And yet this seems to be their go to topic this year. It just makes them look paranoid. I hope they stay focused like a laser beam on this…

9 posted on 10/4/2014, 9:59:08 AM by DouglasKC

But all of a sudden…

To: bitt

 

They almost sound like traitors. Keep praying everyone. God doesn’t care how much money they have to throw around. He owns it all . . .including them.

6 posted on 6/9/2019, 10:45:06 PM by Maudeen (Remember . . . Jesus is already in all of your tomorrows.)

And…
To: bitt

 

Koch bros. treason wedded to Soros treason,
Surprise! NOT

10 posted on 6/9/2019, 10:47:38 PM by A strike (Import third world become third world)

And…
To: bitt

 

I thought they reliably always supported R candidates.

What happened to them?

17 posted on 6/9/2019, 10:50:15 PM by Innovative

Offhand, I’d say Trump happened to them.
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Imagine two museum guards who see someone with a flamethrower running down the hall towards the room where all the Rembrandts are kept.
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And, finally a Freeper dares to say it :
To: Secret Agent Man

 

Didn’t Freepers used to defend the Kochs?

37 posted on 6/9/2019, 11:31:53 PM by rintintin (q)

DuhNapoleon
More stupid below el-foldo.

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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Nasty Girls edition

A quickie today good people – starting with-

Ms. Markle, if you’re nasty!

I never called Meghan Markle “nasty.” Made up by the Fake News Media, and they got caught cold!.
Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | June 2, 2019 | President Trump

Posted on 6/2/2019, 8:46:30 AM by SMGFan

I never called Meghan Markle “nasty.” Made up by the Fake News Media, and they got caught cold! Will @CNN, @nytimes and others apologize? Doubt it!

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will everyone hear this?
1 posted on 6/2/2019, 8:46:30 AM by SMGFan
Magic8BallCertain
To: SMGFan
Is there anything worth less on this planet than the British “royals”? 

2 posted on 6/2/2019, 8:50:36 AM by allendale (.)

So they’re ALL nasty?
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I guess so.
To: SMGFan 

Trump supporter here who doesn’t care what he calls anyone.

That’s a shocker.

Replies to that tweet say that there is audio.

Are they lying, or is he?

7 posted on 6/2/2019, 8:55:16 AM by ExGeeEye (For dark is the suede that mows like a harvest.)

Is this a trick question?
To: ExGeeEye
In context what she said was kinda of a “nasty” thing to say about moving to Canada if Trump won.
Should have just stood by the statement. 

10 posted on 6/2/2019, 9:00:04 AM by traderrob6

The Darnold should have stood by his statement?
You mean, instead of lying about it?
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SURVEY SAYS…
To: traderrob6
You are LYING!! He said “I didn’t know she was nasty” to a statement that she was!! 

14 posted on 6/2/2019, 9:04:09 AM by Ann Archy (Abortion……. The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)

Like I said :
TrumpSupporters (2)
Anne Elk disapproves.
To: Ann Archy
traderrob6 is now traitorrob6 

20 posted on 6/2/2019, 9:11:26 AM by Pilgrim’s Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)

shootthemessengerbugs
To: Pilgrim’s Progress

Good grief, that was uncalled for.

We are a conservative forum that back President Trump but we also are a forum that puts a high priority on getting our facts right and in posting THE TRUTH!

You a fonny boy.

If you feel someone is a “traitor” for making sure we uphold our commitment to the truth, you’re are on the wrong forum or an imbecile….or both.

25 posted on 6/2/2019, 9:28:48 AM by traderrob6

This being Freeperville, I’m thinking that being an imbecile is kinda part of the membership requirements.
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Language, language.

To: SMGFan

In the full context, Trump did not say she was nasty.

Yes, he did.

Trump said that declaring that she would move to Canada if Trump got elected was a nasty thing to say.

No, he didn’t.

Few would disagree with that position.

21 posted on 6/2/2019, 9:11:50 AM by norwaypinesavage (Calm down and enjoy the ride, great things are happening for our country)

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You mean, “No one but Freepers would disagree with reality”.
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Could the Freeperati get any more deranged?
To: SMGFan
If I say, “I didn’t know you were a son-of-a-bitch,” it’s not the same as calling you a son-of-a-bitch. Even if you are a son-of-a-bitch.
42 posted on 6/2/2019, 10:06:11 AM by Mr Ramsbotham (“God is a spirit, and man His means of walking on the earth.”)
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Forget I asked.
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More reality denial after the “read more” thing.
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Cheeto Bandito edition

Oh dear.  In spite of Orange Julius’s economic advisers (the ones he hasn’t fired yet, anyway) telling him that this was just about as good an idea as pissing on an electric fence…

There’s a new tariff in town!

June 10th, United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico
Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | May 30, 2019

Posted on 5/30/2019, 6:50:28 PM by SMGFan

On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP. The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied,..

….at which time the Tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow.

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great
1 posted on 5/30/2019, 6:50:28 PM by SMGFan
NotSureIfSarcasticOrStupid
To: SMGFan

 

KaBOOM

The screaming starts in…3, 2, 1…

4 posted on 5/30/2019, 6:52:27 PM by Regulator

Oh, I don’t think you’re going to have to wait that long…
To: SMGFan 

market down right now on the news.

Yeah – just a tad.

Tariffs

I have started closing positions at the end of the day because these tweets just really roil it.

9 posted on 5/30/2019, 6:55:11 PM by RummyChick

Do they, now?

To: SMGFan

 

I think he is getting a little wild with tariffs. He is going to shock the economy. Too much too fast never goes well.

84 posted on 5/30/2019, 7:37:39 PM by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just hava few days that don’t suck.)

 

(skipping about a hundred posts about how only avocados and tequila are going to get more expensive)

One Freeper points out the obvious.

To: MeganC

 

You do realize that Mexico actually won’t pay he tariffs, right? China doesn’t pay the tariffs either. The American businesses that import the goods actually pay the tariffs. That’s how a tariff works. It’s not like a Mexican truck full of avocados is now going to get charged a 5% tax at the border. The importer pays that when it gets delivered and hen they pass that on to the store and they pass that on to you.

92 posted on 5/30/2019, 7:44:17 PM by NELSON111 (Congress: The Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog show. Theater for sheep. My politics determines my “hero”)

So – how’s ya’ll’s 401Ks doing these days?
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Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – “Bless your heart” edition

What a wonderful week this was for The Darnold!

Documentation dykes bursting everywhere, and that wonderful “meeting” to discuss infrastructure bills blew up in his face like an exploding cigar.  This nincompoop still thinks he’s doing “The Apprentice”, and that’s a full-speed-ahead-in-the-ice-field approach for certain, at least when dealing with Nancy Pelosi.

Now I don’t know if this is just a southern / Texas thing, but when somebody really screws the pooch, they get a condescending “Well, bless your heart.” The unsaid coda to this little expression is “You’re too stupid to breathe, aren’t ya, darlin’ ?”

Pelosi Says She Is Concerned for Trump’s Well-Being — Calls on Family, Administration, Staff to Have an Intervention
Breitbart ^ | 5/23/2019 | PAM KEY

Posted on 5/23/2019, 7:38:52 PM by bitt

Thursday at her weekly press briefing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters she is concerned for the well-being of President Donald Trump. Pelosi said, “We don’t want it to be partisan now, but I can only think he wasn’t up to the task of figuring out the difficult choices of how to cover the cost of infrastructure legislation that we had talked about. The president again stormed out. First pound the table, walk out the door. Next time, have the TV cameras in there while I have my say and that didn’t work for him either. And this time, another temper tantrum. Again I pray for the president of the United States. I wish his family, his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country.” A reporter said, “Your prayer comments almost suggest you are concerned for his well being.” Pelosi interjected, “I am, and the well-being of the United States of America.”

1 posted on 5/23/2019, 7:38:52 PM by bitt

BlessYourHeart
To: bitt

 

Hey Nan! Quit whistling through your dentures.

Get them refitted!

3 posted on 5/23/2019, 7:40:15 PM by sauropod (Yield to sin, and experience chastening and sorrow; yield to God, and experience joy and blessing.)

BlessYourHeart2

To: bitt

Pelosi is incredibly disrespectful of the president and the office of the president. Not only is she Trump personally offensive but she he degrades the position of Speaker President.

 

FIFY.

 

Mean and catty.

7 posted on 5/23/2019, 7:44:33 PM by malach (We live in interesting times.)

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Yes, he is.  And all I can think of here is the line from Monty Python’s “vocation guidance counselor” sketch :
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Counsellor: “Well, er, yes Mr Anchovy, but you see your report here says that you are an extremely dull person. You see, our experts describe you as an appallingly dull fellow, unimaginative, timid, lacking in initiative, spineless, easily dominated, no sense of humour, tedious company and irrepressibly drab and awful. And whereas in most professions these would be considerable drawbacks, in chartered accountancy they are a positive boon. ”

Back to the fray :
To: bitt

 

BWHAHAHA! Satan’s Prom Queen is “concerned about Trump” ???!!?

I pray to God that He finally stands up and says “That’s IT. I’ve had ENOUGH.”

19 posted on 5/23/2019, 7:58:50 PM by smvoice (I WILL NOTI’m WEAR THE RIBBON8)

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And then does what? Have her shot, or just poked with a Polonium pellet in an umbrella tip?
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Also :
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BlessYourHeart3
To: bitt

 

Pelousy is clearly psychotic , but has been entrenched for many years so there’s no getting rid of her. SAD.

21 posted on 5/23/2019, 8:00:32 PM by GoldenPup

When your FR posts start to resemble the Fuehrer of the Turd Reich’s tweets…..well….
BlessYourHeart4
To: bitt

 

Any meeting with those clowns needs to be recorded.

46 posted on 5/23/2019, 9:36:22 PM by FLvoter

More angst in their pants after the thingy…

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