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Sep 19, 2019 10:37:49   #
shepherd wrote:
There is one in every topic - she is it.

Early on in this whole saga someone said to me "If I must have Brain Surgery, I want the the best Brain Surgeon there is. I don't care if he beats his wife, who he votes for, or is otherwise a louse - is he the BEST Brain Surgeon?"

I try not to wince at some of his tweets and skip the big rallies (you have seen one, you have seen them all). I accept his "you're fired" proclivity - (If I am in charge of a project I want people around me to support my decisions - after all that is why I am in charge). I look at his results and his open-ness. He doesn't have lots of "press conferences" - but he sure keeps us informed on a daily basis of what is happening, even if he knows we won't approve. He loves this country he is good at what he does. That is enough for me.
There is one in every topic - she is it. br br Ea... (show quote)


Yep
 
Sep 19, 2019 09:59:29   #
Moe C wrote:
Marienkaeferoma, although the expression "speak truth to power" gives me hives, I can't find a lot of fault with your opinion, except about DJT not being fit to govern. He certainly has faults, as does everybody. The thing is, all you purport to know about his character, you got from the MSM which is openly biased and wants him gone. These are not objective media. He is acting within the bounds of the Executive branch, so I don't know where all this Hitler cr*p comes from. It's the Judiciary that is wildly exceeding its power and flouting the law & Constitution by overruling every action he legally undertakes.
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Sep 19, 2019 09:54:54   #
treehouselady wrote:
Try getting your asses out of the church pew and into reality and the whole country will be better off. Israel is nothing special and has been persecuting Palestinians for decades, even though Palestinians were trying to stay on the land they occupied for a very long time. Now, since the christian religion (and Israel) believe the garbage about Jewish people being the "chosen ones", it's alright in christians' eyes to keep on persecuting them.

The bible is a Jewish storybook.....nothing more. Donald Trump is about the worst example of humanity in existence and people who believe this sickening tripe about how good he is have swallowed the propaganda hook, line and sinker. The comparison to Hitler has nothing to do with news media but everything to do with being a dangerous person.
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...whoa....
Sep 19, 2019 09:53:44   #
Marienkaeferoma wrote:
I don’t hate Trump, I do pray for our country and him. In my opinion, he is not qualified to run the country. He is mercurial and can’t tolerate anyone who will speak truth to power. He just wants ‘yes men (and women)’ to agree with everything he says and does. He seems very insecure.
As far as Hitler and the media, 98% (please cite your source for that number) did not oppose him because he killed or imprisoned those who did. And there was no Israel during Hitler’s lifetime. I’m sure if there was, he would have tried to destroy it just like he did the Jews.
I don’t hate Trump, I do pray for our country and ... (show quote)


The 98% may be a bit high, but it's over 90% according to most sources (except the ones whose reporting is mostly negative...lol)

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/media-trump-hatred-coverage/

I do believe he is qualified, as probably 25%+ of Americans would be with the presidential support system they all have had. President Trump has vastly more experienced than most Americans (and many previous presidents) in running businesses, dealing with municipalities and foreign governments, and understanding financing. Whether you agree or disagree with his philosophy on those subjects doesn't take away the experience he has.

"Yes men"? I realize General Mattis and John Bolton are gone because of "differences" with the president, but both were there because of their expertise - not their loyal agreement with his every whim. He isn't always on the same page as many of his cabinet members either.
I truly don't want him to surround himself with yes-men, but I don't necessarily believe he does that.
Sep 19, 2019 09:05:33   #
scottybearNSW wrote:
Lovely colours. Unfortunately the cost of postage far outweighs the savings made.


I got mine yesterday!

20 skeins for 20 bucks and $8.95 shipping comes out to about $1.45 per skein - it took almost 2 weeks to get it with the economy shipping, but I wasn't in a hurry (I REALLY didn't need to add to my stash anyway... )

At these prices, you really CAN save a lot - even with shipping - most of these skeins were $6 to $8 normally. I would assume they are trying to clear out over-stock on less popular colors, but for charity items I don't necessarily need to love the colors....


Sep 18, 2019 14:47:21   #
craftygal58 wrote:
Remember we are winning. We scare them because we are all waking up to their lies.


...let's all keep waking (and waking others) up!
 
Sep 18, 2019 14:39:24   #
I bought several sets a few years ago, longer (I think 16 inch) and shorter ones for hats - I really like them and have had good luck. The one that did separate, I used a gel super glue to re-attach it, and it has done another 3 hats without breaking. Great deal for the money - I actually ordered them from a shady-looking pop-up ad, and it took a few weeks to get them, but I'm happy!
Happy knitting!!
Sep 18, 2019 14:27:50   #
Shannon123 wrote:
Dumdum’s state department. Make them stop!


If you are referring to President Trump's State Department, you may not have seen the sentence in the article that says:

For more than 20 years, the US has sent bomb-sniffing and specially trained dogs to partner nations under an anti-terrorism assistance program.

This president just may be the one who has the guts to end the program.
Sep 17, 2019 23:40:53   #
I know it isn't Christian of me, but I am very weary of helping - financially, emotionally, and with other special needs - other countries who seem to want our freedom and prosperity, but so obviously may never share our values...
This broke my heart so - I can't get over it this evening... these innocent creatures don't deserve this...!

https://godfatherpolitics.com/jordan-starving-bomb-sniffing-dogs-to-death-that-america-sent-for-anti-terrorism/
Sep 17, 2019 23:33:36   #
❤️❤️❤️
Thank your son for his service!
Sep 11, 2019 00:07:26   #
trout23 wrote:
So true. He’s not the President of the United States simply to win a popularity contest . In fact, the less popular he is with some countries the better off we are. It means he’s doing things right.


 
Sep 10, 2019 23:05:34   #
Pretty spot on, and something liberals never really seem to grasp...

By Political Insider staff:


President Donald Trump, contrary to what the media believe, is not interested in being more popular than his predecessor, former President Barack Obama.

He indicates, in fact, that striving to gain popularity and the acceptance of foreign countries rather than doing what is best for America is bad policy.

At a “Keep America Great” rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Monday night, the president explained why he’s not well-liked in European nations — and why he’s perfectly content with that idea.

“The day that I’m more popular than him [Obama], I’m not doing my job,” he told a packed house.

Trump was referring to his success in forcing Nato allies to contribute a little more to their own defense — provided by America — than they have in the past.

Trump explained why promoting “America first” is such a problem to nations that have taken advantage of the United States for decades.

“I got other NATO members to pay an additional $100 billion in the last year-and-a-half that they weren’t paying,” he said.

“They were delinquent. Now we’re finally making immensely wealthy countries pay the cost of their defense.”

“Then, I read where Obama is more popular in Germany than Trump. He’s got to be,” the president quipped. “I’m making people pay their bills.”

Polls show that Germans do believe that relations with America have worsened, while Obama continues to get a “rock-star reception” in the country.

Trump raised the ire of German officials in 2017 when he dared to put the American economy over the priorities of the global warming-centric Paris climate accord.

Trump succeeded where former President George W. Bush and Obama both had failed before, by deporting a Nazi war criminal to Germany.

In other words, he’s working for the country he represents — not seeking to make friends around the world.

Trump’s words in dismissing the notion of popularity echo those of former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, who excoriated the organization for taking advantage of the United States with its budgets, vowing it would not continue if it didn’t start voting with America.

“We care more about being right than popular and are once again standing up for our interests and values,” she said.

Our interests and values come first.

That’s Trump’s mantra in supporting America first. What a concept.

https://www.lifezette.com/2019/09/trump-his-rally-being-more-popular-than-obama-im-not-doing-my-job/?utm_source=activeengage&utm_medium=email
Sep 10, 2019 22:57:27   #
Sorry - lonnnggg-ish article, but I thought it was a funny, entertaining and fairly gentle satire of royalty (and why our ancestors chose to live without them), and the hypocritical and ineffective "green" philosophy.
...and I do think Harry is adorable... lol

By Kirsten Kameron

Since our beginnings, human beings have loved to explore their surroundings by traveling away from home.

In the earliest days, humans had no choice but to walk – there was no other form of transportation, except maybe using a native beast of burden.

If you ask any liberal their opinion on modern travel, they’ll basically express that that’s the way it should be again (minus “exploiting animals” by riding them). But, as always, their hypocrisy is endless.

Conspicuous consumption…

All we seem to hear nowadays is how we’re killing our planet. “Green” is the word of the decade, and it’s a “top priority” for the left as we enter election season.

To them, we’re all rotten, selfish consumers who use too many of the Earth’s resources and do nothing to give back. They’re the “saviors” of the poor and downtrodden, as they jet-set around the world in their private planes and travel with all the luxuries to spread the word about how much they care.

And it’s not just the dozens of liberal candidates running for office. The Hollywood elite, the trashy reality stars, and European royalty all want to save the world – as long as it benefits their image.

Ah, royalty. Nothing like making the commoners feel like you care by flaunting the ostentatious lifestyle you never worked a day to earn.

There’s a reason we fought to get out from under the thumb of these people by winning our independence.

But there are plenty of them still out there, and they’ve taken a popularity hit in recent years because, well, we’re just plain sick of their wealth and their pomp – not to mention their all-day weddings that wipe out an entire day of television we hard-working Americans look forward to.

For example, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle (Hollywood star becomes royalty – you go, girl!) have come under fire recently because they created their “we’re not like the rest of our family” reputation by traveling all over the world doing good deeds for those less fortunate.

Don’t get me wrong — out of all of the modern royals, Prince Harry seems to be mostly a decent guy, has an admirable rebellious streak, and is definitely the best-looking.

But despite their good works and initiatives and human rights campaigns, people are angry. They’re angry because the young royals are ruining the environment with all their do-gooding.

They fly around – a lot. And as you know, airplanes are the devil’s playthings because they release all sorts of bad stuff into the atmosphere and cause a domino effect that will apparently lead to our imminent demise.

How dare they! Don’t they have a responsibility to stop traveling so they can set a good example for the rest of us?

Yeah, this is what the liberal greenies think.

What they don’t think about is that we all have to work and do our duty – even Hottie Harry with all his inherited wealth – and we can’t just stop everything because they claim something is wrong with what we’re doing.

Rocketman!

It’s always good to have a wealthy and powerful friend on your side. And who better than Elton John to come to the rescue of Harry and Meghan?

Sir Elton immediately came to the couple’s defense when they were attacked for using a private jet a few too many times. (Like, more than once.) He said that they were coming to visit, and he lent them his private plane – and even purchased carbon offsets for them. (More on that later…)

What a guy.

The reality is that out of all the rich and famous who can do whatever they want – especially British royalty – Harry and Meghan almost always fly commercially. People like that they’re at least trying to limit their “carbon footprint” by not taking a private plane anytime they go somewhere.

But therein lies the hypocrisy of the liberal agenda. They took a private plane for the first time in a long time, and the greenies lost their minds.

Harry came to his own defense by saying that there was a security concern on that trip, and he wanted to choose the safest option for his wife and baby. Can’t blame the guy for that.

Then, because everyone was ready to come after him with torches and pitchforks, Harry and Meghan announced they were starting a global initiative called Travelyst.

“We want to be the driving force that paves a new way to travel, helping everyone explore our world in a way that protects both people and places, and secures a positive future for destinations and local communities for generations to come,” according to their website.

So… yeah, we’re gonna keep traveling because we’re rich and powerful, but we don’t want to lose face with the commoners, so here’s something that will shut them up.

No, that’s not on the website, but maybe it should be. There isn’t one wealthy, powerful liberal who is going to stop flying all over the world.

How would they go to all the fashion shows in Paris? Or the private islands they vacation on?

It’s not gonna happen. They want to look like they care about the planet, so they throw a few bucks at candidates and organizations that say they’re going to save the world. And then they jump on their next flight.

As promised, what the heck is a “carbon offset”?

There’s nothing wrong with trying to be responsible and take care of the planet that God created for us. We have to be good stewards of that.

But people cannot – and will not – stop flying in airplanes. In fact, there are a lot of things we could be doing to keep our world clean, but we’re overworked or lazy. We don’t like to change our habits.

Until someone makes Star Trek-style transporters a reality, we’re going to use airplanes and use them often – especially people with the financial resources to travel limitlessly.

So back to Elton John’s purchase of “carbon offsets” for Harry and Meghan. (Which makes me wonder, aren’t they rich enough to buy them for themselves? Hmm, interesting.)

Carbon offsets are like gift certificates that can be purchased to help create projects that will reduce greenhouse gases in other parts of the world. It’s like having your cake and eating it too.

Supposedly, you can purchase a certain “amount” that will help fund some kind of eco-friendly project in another part of the world, and you don’t have to feel guilty for continuing to use an airplane and ruining the atmosphere in your neck of the woods.

Say Harry takes a long vacation and flies all over the place in his private plane. He can then purchase these carbon “offsets” that may fund solar panels for a business or help a farmer purchase non-gas-guzzling machinery.

Individuals and businesses can purchase them to “offset” their guilt, and they’re voluntary – for now. Just give it time.

But, like everything else greenies come up with, there’s no proof it’s going to help anything.

Maybe your carbon offset purchase went to plant a few hundred trees and then a tornado wipes them out before they can give off enough oxygen.

It’s just another way to rationalize our behaviors – something all humans love to do.

And environmental “experts” think that the ability to purchase carbon offsets will just make people less aware of their impact because they feel like they can do all the damage they want and not feel guilty.

The more likely scenario is that the screaming liberals are going to keep up their temper-tantrums until elected officials find other options just to shut them up. Options like “frequent traveler levies” – a.k.a. more taxes.

The hypocrisy will never end because everyone always wants to blame someone other than themselves for the ills of the world.

At least Harry doesn’t pretend that he’s going to stop flying. And he looks good doing it.

https://proudamericantraveler.com/how-elton-john-eased-harry-and-meghans-guilty-little-minds/
Sep 10, 2019 22:44:22   #
...looks like N.C. liked him - Dan Bishop(R) held on to the GOP seat!
Sep 10, 2019 22:41:02   #
I think it got to almost 90 here today - way hotter than I like, but my tomatoes need it... I have 2-3 bushels on late-ish planted tomato plants that just refuse to ripen because it's been cool... I was hoping to be able can at least some sauce, juice or salsa...
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