Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Trump Snub Fear: Government pleads with Prince Harry not to invite Barack Obama to his wedding

Mod: Here's a quandary. What if the Obamas are invited to the royal wedding, and Lord Donald and his brood are left panting at the palace gates? Will the world just come to an end? Whatever will Ivanka think?

Trump Snub Fear: Government pleads with Prince Harry not to invite Barack Obama to his wedding (The Sun link): Government mandarins are urging Prince Harry not to invite the Obamas to his wedding for fear of infuriating Donald Trump. Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle have told aides they want the former US president and wife Michelle at their big day on May 19.

The 33-year-old prince has become good friends with the Obamas since bonding with them during the Invictus Games. But Britain’s relations with Trump’s White House have sunk to their lowest ebb since his election last year.

The property billionaire does not hide his loathing of Mr. Obama and is expected to be enraged if his predecessor gets the coveted call up when he won’t. The young Royal couple’s dislike of the new president is well known.

Meghan made disparaging comments about him on social media during his election campaign last year.

There are deep fears among senior Foreign Office and No10 officials that another perceived national snub will make it impossible for Theresa May to meaningfully engage with Trump.

A senior government source said: “Harry has made it clear he wants the Obamas at the wedding, so it’s causing a lot of nervousness. Trump could react very badly if the Obamas get to a Royal wedding before he has had a chance to meet the Queen."

Mod: So is the weirdo in the White House really an agent of Russia? Or, here is a better question, are we the people prepared to deal with the fact that he is? And then what would happen if he, along with those who control him, were to get away with it?

Russia Wants Americans To Doubt Mueller, Experts Warn (Newsweek link): Russian meddling in the 2016 election was apparently just the prequel. Now America’s former Cold War rival is using social media to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, a former CIA official and a former Republican congressman said Monday night.

Michael Morell, who ran the CIA, and Michael Rogers, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, wrote in an op-ed in The Washington Post that Russia is still busy using its social media tools to create doubt across the U.S. about Mueller’s integrity.

“There is a perception among the media and general public that Russia ended its social media operations following last year’s election and that we need worry only about future elections,” the pair wrote. “But that perception is wrong. Russia’s information operations in the United States continued after the election, and they continue to this day.”

During one week in early December, for example, roughly 20 percent of the activity from accounts tied to Russian intelligence for propaganda was focused on undermining faith in Mueller’s investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the successful campaign of Donald Trump, according to research by The Alliance for Securing Democracy.

The most recent social media push mirrors what Russia did during the election, creating social media posts often based on factually inaccurate statements that were designed to shift voters’ views of Trump and Clinton. One post claimed that 69 percent of veterans disapproved of Clinton, a number with no source, saying that Clinton should not gain authority as commander-in-chief even if she won the election.

Russia has also been busy criticizing the plea deal signed by former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, with much of that activity focused on undermining Mueller as well.

Others have been warning about the possibility that Russia would attempt to influence the 2018 elections, but Morell and Rogers describe a consistent campaign by Russia to continue to shape U.S. political debate long before the election.

Russian operatives have frequently targeted Republican politicians who have been critical of Trump, including Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) and Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.),” they wrote.

Graham has been more vocal in his support for Trump, and Corker and Flake have both announced that they would not be seeking re-election in 2018, facing the prospect of primary fights from Trump loyalists.

Mod: Meanwhile, the beneficiary of this Tea Party/Putin sedition has been concentrating on spending $91 million in your tax dollars screwing off at his tacky golf resorts. 

Trump Sets A Shocking Record For Laziness By Taking 5 Times More Vacation Days Than Obama (PoliticusUSA link): As 2017 draws to a close, Donald Trump has blown the record for presidential first year vacation days out of the water. Trump spent nearly one third (111 days) of his first year in office on vacation. In contrast, Barack Obama took 26 vacation days during the 1st year of his presidency.

According to CBS NewsMark Knoller, Obama took 26 days of vacation during his first year. Trump took nearly three times more vacation days than Ronald Reagan, who took 42 vacation days during his first year in office. George H.W. Bush spent 40 days on vacation. George W. Bush took 69 days of vacation. On the opposite side of spectrum Democrat Jimmy Carter took just 19 days, and Bill Clinton had 21 days of vacation during their respective first years in office.


Trump claimed on the campaign trail that Hillary Clinton did not have the energy to be president, but now that he is in the White House, Trump is setting records for presidential laziness that may never be touched. George W. Bush set off a national firestorm by vacationing so frequently as president, but W. looks like a workaholic next to Trump.

Donald Trump’s biggest first-year accomplishment as president wasn’t the tax cut bill that was such low hanging fruit for a Republican-controlled Congress that even a trained chimp could have gotten it passed.

Trump’s biggest accomplishment in 2017 was reminding America that not everyone can be president. A President needs to show up for work and lead the country. Trump has failed on both of these measures, and when it is time to elect a president again in 2020 voters will not take for granted that they need to choose a president who will not treat the office like a paid vacation.

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61 comments:

  1. I think my comment should be the only one for the day. Everyone else should be so shocked from reading your posts above today - siting in frozen flabbergasted silence is all we can do. Seriously? And this clown still runs our Country? My head still can't get around it.

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  2. The friend of my enemy is my enemy.

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  3. This is absolute rubbish, it is not a state occasion, Harry won’t take the throne and the wedding does not have government input, he can invite who he wants.

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  4. God save the Queen
    He ain't no human being

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    1. We’re the flowers in the dustbin
      We’re the poison in the human machine.

      Who cares about monarchy

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  5. What a man baby! Harry & Megan should invite whomever they like.

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  6. What.....the cry baby can't get his way? Go tweet or pound sand.

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  7. Trump ‘conditioning’ Americans to mistrust Mueller until they don’t care what he uncovers: legal expert
    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/trump-conditioning-americans-to-mistrust-mueller-until-they-dont-care-what-he-uncovers-legal-expert/

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  8. I can no longer tell the difference between Republicans and Russians.

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  9. I’m of Latvian heritage. When I last visited, several years ago, my relatives warned me of Putin. His fingers were in everything. When the Latvians wanted to lay flowers at the base of their Statue in Riga (much like our Statue of Liberty) in remembrance of a special anniversary, suddenly scaffolds were erected overnight by Russia workers... “to complete necessary work on the structure”.

    In those days it was nuisance and bull, but the Latvians knew who was behind it and that it would get worse. If I thought for a moment that it was paranoia, I soon learned better. Cemetery stones of war heroes were being desecrated at night, with chunks of stone chipped out of the names with bullets.

    In my fifties at that time, a life long citizen of America, I was still naive, despite being the first off the boat from parents who had escaped Stalin’s reign and treachery.

    We here forget. They have never forgotten, because it has never ended.

    He is coming for the Baltics, and if you don’t believe it, you may as well believe the BS of trump and the KGOP in the New Year.

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  10. Ex-FBI agent warns that Russia hasn't stopped cyber attacks and the US is doing nothing about it

    Clinton Watts, a former FBI Special Agent who is now a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, warned MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Russia is still launching cyber attacks aimed at disrupting American democracy.

    A “Morning Joe” panel on Wednesday began by reading an op-ed written in the Washington Post by former acting CIA Director Mike Morell and former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, who argue that Russia hasn’t at all stopped its efforts to interfere with American elections by pushing propaganda through social media.

    “The Kremlin playbook never stopped,” Watts explained. “For a non-election year, it’s about audience sustainment and infiltration… You pick an audience that you really want to cozy up to, and you just repeat what they say.”

    Even more disturbing, he said, is that the United States government isn’t doing anything to counter these efforts.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/ex-fbi-agent-warns-that-russia-hasnt-stopped-cyber-attacks-and-the-us-is-doing-nothing-about-it/

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  11. 7:33am.Whatt? You must be a Science fiction fan.

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  12. Oh look...both Trump and Putin have same goal: undermining the FBI.
    I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

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  13. The Queen has invited the First Family to the Palace.
    The wedding takes place before that scheduled visit, only the media would create drama for a bump in readership.
    We, our friends, have a wager on the first societal failings of the soon to be, wed couple.
    Prince Andrew will soon be toppled off his marker as the first Royal to marry beneath his title with topless Fergie.

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    1. As usual our bitter and hateful friend has posted a comment filled with merde.

      Donald Trump Won't Be Meeting Queen Elizabeth Anytime Soon
      https://www.wmagazine.com/story/donald-trump-queen-elizabeth-state-visit-uk-downgraded

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    2. , comma,,, comma, ok

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  14. Reading the LA Times Opinion page yesterday - America is getting too close to George Orwell's 1984, with the seven word ban to the CDC - too bad Trump doesn't/can't read. The letter writer, refuted that charge - said Trump is using 1984 as his playbook! I'd have to agree.

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  15. Lol. You couldn't name a single accomplishment from the past three Presidents in office, from their first year.
    President Trump deserves any vacation he may want to take, the guy has just about met all of his campaign promises within the first year of office.

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    1. True. Trump promised to behave like an a-hole and lived up to that in every way.

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    2. sure, if just about means none. The man baby can't even build a symbolic wall, and even it it does go up, it'll be to the lowest bidder who will change order the hell out of the gov. and really, it'll just never get done, or it will collapse of it's own bad cheap engineering, just like man-baby's head should

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    3. “Today’s BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Miles completed yesterday-Zero; Miles completed since Inauguration-- Zero,” conservative commentator Ann Coulter posted on Twitter on Dec. 18. “‘NEXT UPDATE TOMORROW.”

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    4. 7:56 From which head of the Neo-Axis powers are you posting? The White House, Kremlin, or FoxNews?

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  16. It's his wedding. He can invite whomever.

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    1. It the British royal monarchy.
      Don’t be so naive

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    2. He should invite the Obamas and tell Donny Fat Pants to go pack it.

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    3. Don't invite trump. Invite Kim Jong-Un, instead.

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    4. Its THEIR special day.... They can invite ( or not invite) anyone they want. I wouldn't want a total piece of crap like Trump any where near it.

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    5. I'd be afraid he might say something inappropriate to the bride.

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  17. Why? What's Trumpy going to do bomb England if he's not invited? To hell with him, by now he should know no one likes him.

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  18. 7:56:
    Stop watching Fox to get entertained.It isn't even good entertainment.
    Start going to library to read all USA newspapers and learn something.
    PS: Hitler said all the same s**t to convince his followers.
    Drump probably hates you too.

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  19. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Retain Most Admired Titles
    http://news.gallup.com/poll/224672/barack-obama-hillary-clinton-retain-admired-titles.aspx

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  20. Howard Dean: Trump is running a 'criminal enterprise out of the White House'
    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/366550-howard-dean-trump-is-running-a-criminal-enterprise-out-of-the-white

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  21. Obama and Harry appear to "cocoon" themselves in their own little world, above the little people; the internet responsibility of "leaders" are to be civil, not devide.
    Obama was the great divider in the U.S., will Harry prove the same in the land over the pond?

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  22. 6:12am. Hillary is that you?

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    1. Don't look now 10:05, but here come the guys with the butterfly nets.

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  23. 8:37am Hitler was amused by useful idiots as yourself.

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  24. 8:37am Accidentally tossed my Library survey in the trash, don't need to go there inorder to read USA papers!
    This isn't 1984; I have Wi-Fi!

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    1. The library survey hasn't come out yet.

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    2. Has anyone else received one? The city is supposed to have all the facts and figures regarding the Library move on their website before it gets mailed.

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  25. Meghan's ex husband and Meghan's best friend made disparaging remarks about her.
    Meghan is all about Meghan.
    It would be fitting to have self absorbed people hang out in the same photo op's together; welcome Obama Family.

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    1. Girl, you seriously cray cray

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  26. The Department of Justice is now addressing the Obama administration's countless complaints of sexual abuse and harassment.

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    1. Countless as in zero

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    2. 11:43 needs a reverse lobotomy.

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  27. Remember, there is no hope in having any intelligent debate with anyone who still supports Dump. He’s the Pres and the so-called GOP leader and he can do no wrong. His supporters are really dumb and incapable of seeing his faults, so don’t waste your energy on them.

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  28. People seem to be afraid of 'tiny-trump' who cares about him anyway? His attention span is as ? You know all about this clown, the sooner he leaves the better!

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  29. Don’t worry, those photos of Dump golfing show an incredibly ill person, likely has never exercised, All those donuts and lazy lifestyle will catch up to him soon.

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  30. 1.5 Million Viewers.
    Fox News, the highest viewed news network second year in a row.

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    1. And Justin Bieber won artist of the year two years in a row.

      Drivel for the masses.

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    2. There is never a shortage of idiots in this world.

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    3. Trump is only first-year president to ever lose Gallup's Most Admired Man poll. He lost to Obama.
      https://shareblue.com/trump-is-only-first-year-president-to-ever-lose-most-admired-man-poll/#.WkPDUc_3aFw.twitter

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  31. 1:10 - Fox News is the highest viewed "news" network...and Trump had the biggest inauguration crowd ever. Oh yeah, and he had a huge crowd for his speaking engagement in Phoenix - but the picture shown of the crowd was in Cleveland cheering the Cavaliers. Yeah, Fox News, the highest viewed. Uh, huh. What does scare me nearly as much as the nutcase in the White House is that there are still people who actually watch and believe that "news" network.

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  32. Long lines at tax offices as homeowners try to beat hike

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Homeowners are lining up in droves at local tax collection offices, hoping for one last chance to take advantage of a major tax deduction before it is wiped out in the new year.

    In Hempstead, town Tax Receiver Donald Clavin said "thousands" of people packed his office Tuesday trying to pay their 2018 property and school taxes a year in advance.

    "This is almost chaotic," Oyster Bay Tax Receiver James Stefanich told Newsday . He said homeowners began lining up in the cold an hour before his office opened.

    Similar scenes played out at tax collection offices around the country in places with high local taxes.

    http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Long-lines-at-tax-offices-as-homeowners-try-to-12457491.php

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  33. Screw Trump. I actually laugh when I see he’s been dissed by decent people once again. He deserves everyone’s contempt, except of course Republicans who, because they are in power, have filled their pockets with corporate bribes. Now that they’ve paid their corporate masters with the Tax Heist, they can retire with millions, plus that taxpayer provided income and health benefits.

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  34. Now that you Dump supporters have witnessed your loser Orange head in action, I’m curious if you could tell me one good thing he has done ? I ask this often on this blog but have never received an answer. Aren’t you Dump supporters a tad bid embarrassed to admit you support him ? No shame at all ? You’re clearly the minority. Must suck.

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  35. 9:54 says "Obama was the great divider in the U.S...."

    Correct. He divided the racists from the non-racists.

    11:36 refers to the Obama Family as "self absorbed."

    Correct. They absorbed themselves in being self-made, educating themselves, being kind and gracious, and a fine example for others.

    11:43 refers to the "Obama administration's countless complaints of sexual abuse and harassment...."

    Correct. The Obama administration did become aware of countless complaints of sexual abuse perpetrated by the deplorable pu**y grabber.

    What do 9:54, 11:36, and 11:43 have in common besides a hatred for the US, support for a traitor, and an affinity for Russia authoritarianism and hegemony? Abject racism perhaps?

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  36. Obama and Prince Harry are friends. They have a connection. Harry's wedding guest list should be people he cares about and that care about him and Megan. I don't think 45 or his family fit into either category. If he were there he would only embarrass us yet again. Don't invite him. He can't be the center of attention. He won't like it.

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    1. Harry is not going to be King. Unless something drastic happens. He’s son to Diana.The princess who 45 made a disgusting remark about. In which case 45 should be too embarrassed to go,even invited. Actually his security will prevent his attending. Too many security agents need to attend to keep 45 safe.

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    2. Yes please invite your friends. I have never hear of anything more ridicules. Let 45 throw his temper tantrum. Maybe he will get so mad he will stroke out. This is your wedding, a private event and you will be inviting your friends who are private citizens. Don't let this Buffon ruin your day. Don't give him the power he craves. Your mother was a great lady and a humanitarian, she would support your decision.

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