Saturday, October 12, 2019

Trump says his border wall is 'impenetrable.' It took climbers in Kentucky mere seconds

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Mod: These guys are pretty good, but if it was me I'd have used a ladder.

Trump says his border wall is 'impenetrable.' It took climbers in Kentucky mere seconds Louisville Courier Journal link): In Eastern Kentucky's Red River Gorge area, an 18-foot replica of President Donald Trump's border wall is being scaled not only by experienced mountain climbers, but by novices and young children. One climber even scaled it while juggling.

"You don't tell a climber that something can't be climbed or that it's impossible," said Rick Weber, the 75-year-old mountain climber who built the replica. "That's just a challenge."

Weber, a retired engineer from Indianapolis, decided to build the wall after hearing Trump claim in September that a new section of the wall along the boundary with Mexico is "virtually impenetrable" and "can't be climbed" because, the president said, 20 mountain climbers struggled to climb a prototype.

So a skeptical Weber built his 18-foot wooden replica of the steel border wall at Muir Valley, a nonprofit nature preserve and rock-climbing park he founded along with his wife. The height matches portions of the border wall built by private contractors.

And since the wall has gone up, lots of people have successfully scaled it. Erik Kloeker, a 29-year-old climbing guide and property manager of Muir Valley,  went over the replica in about 30 seconds in a demonstration for The Courier Journal.

On follow-up attempts, he even juggled multiple items while climbing the wall. "The border wall that they're building could be climbed pretty easily," said Kloeker, who has been climbing for nine years.

Last week, Weber put up a Facebook post saying that a girl who had just turned 8 years old had "top roped" the wall. Weber, who plans to hold a competition to see how fast it takes people to climb the wall this weekend, said the replica took a few days to build and cost a few thousand dollars.

Trump tweeted in January that his wall would be finished in two years, but some experts said it could take as many as 11. Trump also said during his presidential campaign that the wall would cost $12 billion, though some have claimed it may have a price tag of roughly $60 billion.

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93 comments:

  1. Trump’s ‘conservative media firewall’ is in shambles as Drudge turns on the president

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/trumps-conservative-media-firewall-is-in-shambles-as-drudge-turns-on-the-president-cnn-host/

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    1. Fox ousted shep because he refused to drumbeat their propaganda

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    2. Shep had to leave just two days after Liar Barr visited with Rupert Murdoch. Coincidence I'm sure.

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  2. look people, he said he would BUILD THAT WALL... he never once said it would be engineered to keep people out... that was never in the cards... he just wants a wall built.

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    1. When is Mexico sending the promised check, Chump?

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  3. If one would consider all those stories of (djt) being insane or crazy, then your not to far from the truth. Delusional is more like it, what left of his diseased brain the other portion has rotted away. https://www.drugs.com/health-guide/delusional-disorder.html

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  4. I read there is a festival along the wall somewhere with wall-climbing being part of the entertainment.

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  5. 12 billion for the border wall vs 211,000,000 billion the US has had to spend on illegal aliens this last year with all the bum rush to cheat our system of laws, simple math tells you the President is fighting for all Americans and the Democrats in the House and Senate slide deeper into their Washington D.C. swamp.

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    1. You missed the point, Jethro. The wall isn't close to being finished, and even if it were it wouldn't stop anyone.

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    2. 7:52 is lying. This fake number has been disproven multiple times.

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna950981

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    3. 7:52 member of the low intelligence side. Next he’ll start chanting MAGA, MAGA. How these type continues to exist is sickening.

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    4. It’s obvious 7:52 has intelligence issues. He wrote “211,000,000 billion”. May want to learn idiot, you’d add 9 more zeros to your ridiculous 211 million. Go back to 6th grade.

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    5. Just for the "lead head" poster, October 12, 2019 at 7:52 AM. How much crazy do you like in the morning? Well the sane folks have voted you the least informed person to ever post on this site!

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    6. What was really bad is that you had 2 main rotten apples in the 2016 presidential election.

      So I and hoped that many others had chosen the third option by skipping the presidential vote.

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    7. You failed to vote. Check
      You failed to vote for the only adult in the race. Check
      You failed to vote for the smartest person in the race. Check
      You failed to vote for the person with thousands of fewer lawsuits. Check
      You failed to vote for the person who has no bankruptcies. Check.
      You failed to vote for the person who is not in bed with Putin and Russian oligarchs. Check.
      You failed to vote for the person investigated for 30 years with no findings of wrongdoing. Check.
      You failed to vote for the lesser of two evils. Check

      People like you in competitive states are equally responsible for the mess in the White House along with the racist, nihilists who actively support said mess.

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  6. Maybe wall climbing can become an Olympic event.

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  7. While people are dying in Syria, the nations clown makes jokes about the F.B.I and tries to wash the blood off his hands. https://news.yahoo.com/trump-appears-bizarre-impression-fbi-182103178.html

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  8. ‘Ludicrous buffoon’ Trump roasted for boasting farmers ruined by his tariffs are about to ‘hit pay dirt’

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/ludicrous-buffoon-trump-roasted-for-boasting-farmers-ruined-by-his-tariffs-are-about-to-hit-pay-dirt

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  9. If this really happens where will the next generation of "(djt) base" come from? You know they are affectionately called "lead heads" by (djt). https://news.yahoo.com/trump-epa-proposes-overhaul-lead-211755895.html

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  10. Rudy's partners: arrested
    Cohen: 3 yrs in prison
    Manafort: 4 yrs in prison
    Stone: in deep shit
    Flynn: awaiting sentencing
    Congressman-1: so fucked
    Individual-1: facing impeachment

    Hillary: enjoying a nice walk in the woods, probably

    Me: laughing at all you "lock her up" morons

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    1. That just shows how powerful and malicious the deep state Clinton machine is, hurting those good Trump people! /s

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    2. Have you heard about the Make America Great Again hats that have been self-combusting? Often when being worn by Trump's supporters? I blame deep state.

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    3. They combust only in the presence of deep state chemtrails 10:53.

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  11. I'm sure the wall looks impenetrable to a heavy set man like Donald.

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  12. "When you think of all the people Trump has betrayed in his presidency and his life including all of his wives, it’s all the more impressive that he has never betrayed Putin." - Lawrence O'Donnell

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  13. Less Than 24 Hours After Saying 'Time to Bring 'Em Home,' Trump Orders 1,800 US Troops to Saudi Arabia

    "Remember when Donald Trump tweeted that he was 'trying to end the endless wars?' That was yesterday."

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/10/11/less-24-hours-after-saying-time-bring-em-home-trump-orders-1800-us-troops-saudi

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  14. It can not climbed by fatties and out of condition people like him. But people who are running to save their lives, I am sure if there is a will there is a way. Heck Trump can't walk across the street to his restaurant. Remember how he was the only leader riding around in a golf cart in Europe. Our baby could not go 100 steps no matter how much he lied about being in great shape, better then any president!

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  15. Agolf Twittler’s days in power are numbered.

    I am not sure if it will happen because the Senate will vote him out after the house impeaches him (or makes a deal with him to step down) or if it will happen because he will head into 2020 in such a mess that we will have the intense pleasure of voting him out decisively (honestly, I am hoping for that one), but I am sure that MFer is going down.

    The dam has broken. This is different than anything we have seen.

    We are at a pivotal, beautiful, and slightly terrifying moment in American history.

    And I am so in for it!

    So let’s get going with our list. Here are 10 signs that the dam has broken and that we will soon be rid of Agolf Twittler.

    1. The Evidence Against Him is Damning
    2. This is but the tip of the iceberg
    3. This Arrest of Rudy’s Buddies is a BFD
    4. He is Losing the Right Wing “Religious” zealots
    5. We are getting those financial records
    6. Republicans are slowly starting to defect
    7. Rats are leaving the ship
    8. Democrats are all over this
    9. Trump’s team is a bunch of clowns
    10. Our candidates are beating him in poll after poll after poll

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/12/1891789/-10-SIGNS-THAT-THE-DAM-HAS-BROKEN-amp-WE-WILL-SOON-BE-RID-OF-AGOLF-TWITTLER-Saturday-s-Good-News

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  16. Turns out Donald Trump had dinner with Rudy’s two arrested henchmen

    https://www.palmerreport.com/analysis/dinner-rudy-donald-trump-henchmen/21779/

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    1. Occasionally I have talked to city council members and exchange peasantries with them and perhaps even dine with them and their family members and/or friends in public space. Does that make me guilty by association if the council members are charged or alleged malfeasance?

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    2. No, but I am not surprised.

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    3. How does one "perhaps dine with" others? You either did or you didn't.

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    4. Trump denied knowing them, yet had dinner with them. He lied yet again. Why would Trump lie about knowing others?

      Let me help you 12:30: Because he's hiding something or lots of things.

      Corollary: Why would an innocent person stonewall an investigation?

      Let me help you, 12:30: Because he knows he's guilty.

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    5. Bet most of the white folks living in SM call the police when they see a black person walking in their neighborhood.

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    6. Mod 4:47 has nothing to do with this thread.

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  17. Turn off your 24/7 babbling pontifications. You'd turned a blind eye to corruptions when you casted your votes for Clinton or Trump in 2016.

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    1. I think you've 'casted' your comment with an actual Russian accent.

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    2. Too much corruptions in the vodkas.

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    3. Comrade! Educative readings!

      Trump’s Ukraine lies are falling apart because diplomats want no part of taking the blame for him
      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/trumps-ukraine-lies-are-falling-apart-because-diplomats-want-no-part-of-taking-the-blame-for-him-columnist

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    4. I prefer bourbons over vodkas. Don't know or have any Russian friends. Though I met lots of, in my opinion, ignorant/conceited so-called white Caucasian Americans in comparison with other ethnic Black, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern Americans in my 60 years of living in the good old USA. At the same time, I am eternally blessed with a few very close Caucasian and Black American friends.

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    5. I can understand your having very few friends. The rest is more information than anyone would ever want to know.

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    6. 10:20: I hear you bro, it's very sad when my 20-year-old college Caucasian friend don't know what shrimps look like in shells.

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    7. Whose going to milk your cows, pick your vegetables, blow your leaves and say hola in the manana, 10:34?

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    8. And they do it twice as fast as we could and they smile and sing while they work. California would come to a halt without them.

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    9. 10:51 In my humble opinion:
      Hire cheap and undocumented labors so that American consumers can buy cheaper products and services, and at the same time the consumer savings will be taxed away to subsidize the undocumented thru welfare services.

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    10. "Research reviewed by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office indicates that between 50 percent and 75 percent of unauthorized immigrants pay federal, state, and local taxes. Illegal immigrants are estimated to pay in about $7 billion per year into Social Security."

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

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    11. 11:09: Don't get misled by the keyword "estimate", which is not an exact science. In my profession, I have done lots of budget projections for the public and private sectors.

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    12. So 11:19 is basically saying he shouldn't have bothered making budget projections because estimates are not an exact science.

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    13. Undocumented immigrants pay billions in FICA and federal and state income tax withholdings but never get a dime of those taxes back either as tax refunds or social security retirement payments. Sounds like a great deal of profit for federal and state governments.

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    14. 1:30pm, Show me the evidence and I might believe you.

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    15. It's astounding that 1:30 comes up with undocumented immigrants tax revenues but did not disclose spending to the undocumented immigrants thru public services via of federal, state and city governments: public education, hospitals, child services, etc.

      Why don't you man up and stop following the PC herd. And learn how your taxes are being spent.

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    16. Look it up yourself starting with 11:09's cite, but first maybe tell us in your admittedly unresearched opinion just how an undocumented worker whose taxes are withheld by their employers can possibly collect social security.

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    17. Tired of tea whiners. They talk about taxes and liberty, then side with the totalitarian traitor Trump. Hypocrites and liars.

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    18. Tea Nuts like 7:40 can't stand that the undocumented pay way more in taxes than they get back, any aid they get notwithstanding, and add a substantial amount to GDP.

      But what they really can't stand is when the lies that form their core beliefs and justify their hatred and racism are destroyed by facts.

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    19. 7:40: First of all, social security is not a public welfare service program. Read the literature yourself if you care. I didn't say I don't support undocumented immigrants since I have many friends that are. I said learn how your taxes are being spent and the income sources. This is elementary personal and business budget practice.

      7:49: Did not support Trump or Clinton. Not registered as democrat or republican. Don't know anything about tea whiners unless u r referring to the Tea Party, which I'm not a member. But I do drink tea and coffee.

      I learn from life and work you have to ask questions and hopefully asking the right questions when you are presented with information and issues instead of taking it at face value.


      Sorry if this sounds too preachy for you... Have a good day...


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  18. Great catch 8:28am $21,000,000 million is a low ball number compared to the billions spent on dealing with illegal crossings at the southern border.

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    1. It was proven here that the Us economy makes a profit off of undocumented immigrants

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    2. Some observations on 10:31's comment from the POV of a legal immigrant:
      1. Where are the audited ledgers proving your point?
      2. How much public money are spent on undocumented immigrants and their children born or brought to the US?

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    3. These questions must be rhetorical. Otherwise 10:56 would go to Google and look up the information himself.

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    4. 10:57,
      Hey dude, what's the point of reading this informative blog if the other bloggers have to find the research on Google on your assertions.

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    5. Sometimes in this life you're just going to have to wipe your own ass.

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    6. Sometimes? I would suggest every time, 11:16.

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    7. 11:13 has help.

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    8. Come on! That's a reasonable request per 10:56. You expect he/she to find a needle in a haystack on Google based on a generic opinion?

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    9. Who cares what 10:58 thinks. No matter what the answer is he’d nitpick it anyway. Which was his original intent.

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    10. Actually nobody cares about what anybody has to say in this space. Just a space to chat, vent and kill time.

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  19. At rally, Trump tells 5 big lies in under 3 minutes

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/11/rally-trump-tells-big-lies-under-minutes/

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  20. Stop acting like you are saints. You fornicators, philanderers, liars, egotists, sexists, bigots, bullsh*tists, immoralist, pseudo-elitists, and laziest.

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    1. Yoiks! That's a lot of "ists!"

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    2. It's Twisty Isty. He shows up here every once in a while.

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    3. Oh dear
      The 700 Club has now infiltrated the tattler forum

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    4. I'd tell 9:55 grand stories about fornicating with and among the rich and famous, but I'm too darn lazy and don't like talking to rabble like him.

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    5. Trump is not the original or the first nor will be the last famous and rich egotists for creating these grand gossipy stories.

      I'm just stating the facts and not defending his behavior.

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    6. It is not gossip. Trump is a traitor who has betrayed our Kurdish allies and is feeding them to the Turks and Russians.

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    7. 7:46,
      Sorry to break this to you. But what Trump doing now is business as usual for the US foreign policy. As American citizens, we may agree, don't agree, or don't care about its foreign policy. But at least learn some facts on our own before making blanket statements. They don't teach you this in schools.


      Here is some history for the US foreign ally friends:

      You mind as well get used to it because this is not the first time America has betrayed its allies in its 200+ years of history. For example, just search on google & you’ll find a that president Roosevelt 1.0 gave the okay to Japan to invade Korea while the US was too busy exercising its Manifest Destiny doctrine. The US colonized the Philippines after it encouraged and assisted the Filipinos to overthrow the Spanish master. This goes on and on with the Vietnam war, Iraq war, Libya, ….

      https://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/06/opinion/06bradley.html
      Diplomacy That Will Live in Infamy

      Years later, a Japanese emissary to Roosevelt paraphrased the president’s comments to him: “All the Asiatic nations are now faced with the urgent necessity of adjusting themselves to the present age. Japan should be their natural leader in that process, and their protector during the transition stage, much as the United States assumed the leadership of the American continent many years ago, and by means of the Monroe Doctrine, preserved the Latin American nations from European interference. The future policy of Japan towards Asiatic countries should be similar to that of the United States towards their neighbors on the American continent.”

      https://history.state.gov/milestones/1899-1913/war
      The Philippine-American War, 1899–1902

      After its defeat in the Spanish-American War of 1898, Spain ceded its longstanding colony of the Philippines to the United States in the Treaty of Paris. On February 4, 1899, just two days before the U.S. Senate ratified the treaty, fighting broke out between American forces and Filipino nationalists led by Emilio Aguinaldo who sought independence rather than a change in colonial rulers. The ensuing Philippine-American War lasted three years and resulted in the death of over 4,200 American and over 20,000 Filipino combatants. As many as 200,000 Filipino civilians died from violence, famine, and disease.

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  21. Mexico is not paying for the wall, but they are buying a lot of ladders.

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  22. Trump aides are balking at defending president because they don’t want to have to lawyer up later: ex-White House official

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/trump-aides-are-balking-at-defending-president-because-they-dont-want-to-have-to-lawyer-up-later-ex-white-house-official

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  23. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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    1. Please respond directly to the comments you wish to discuss.

      Thanks, dude.

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  24. Republicans must lie to survive

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/republicans-must-lie-to-survive/

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    1. The reality is that everyone lies their way to survive in the real world. The important thing is stay away from lies that can hurt you financially or criminally that can land your in prison, unless you want to live in prison.

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    2. Or just stop lying
      It’s not that hard

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  25. Trump busted taking credit for trade deal that China proposed over two years ago

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/trump-busted-taking-credit-for-trade-deal-that-china-proposed-over-two-years-ago/

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  26. Trump just mocked Bernie Sanders for getting a heart attack before pretending to care

    https://www.sourcepolitics.com/trump-just-mocked-bernie-sanders-for-getting-a-heart-attack-before-pretending-to-care-about-his-health-video

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  27. Unhinged Trump unloads on Ilhan Omar with rabid attack on Somali immigrants at Minneapolis hate fest

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-trump-ilhan-omar-somali-minneapolis-20191011-pc4vylegivfcjkcfas6zz3yq7u-story.html

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    1. It a shame that of few of Trump's supporters couldn't attend the MN rally due to a pre-exisitng engagement:

      http://www.startribune.com/3-militia-members-face-sentencing-in-kansas-bomb-plot/504848242/

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  28. Russian Agent Trump hands Putin a great victory.

    Military leader of Syrian Kurds tells US 'you are leaving us to be slaughtered'
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/12/politics/syrian-kurds-us-turkey-military-operation/index.html

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  29. Fox News poll on impeachment way worse for president then first revealed: Ex-Trump aide

    On Saturday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Weekends,” former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg told anchor Alex Witt why the president should be alarmed about the latest Fox News poll showing rising support for his impeachment — and how it is even worse than it looks.

    “First of all, it’s a bipartisan polling firm they use. And when you look deeper into the numbers, they weren’t good for the president,” said Nunberg, an associate of indicted Trump strategist Roger Stone. “You certainly had an uptick of independents wanting the president removed from office — impeached and removed, probably around 15 percent prior to other polling. But you had around 11 percent of Republicans. And normally, I would say to myself, well, it’s probably all women. It wasn’t. It was around 10 percent men and 17 percent of women polled that were self-described Republicans.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/10/fox-news-poll-on-impeachment-way-worse-for-president-then-first-revealed-ex-trump-aide/

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  30. Why didn't the fat, ugly, Stupid & bald as_bite (djt) just build a wall between Turkey & Syria instead of sending people to their deaths? https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/12/politics/syrian-kurds-us-turkey-military-operation/index.html

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  31. I heard Delmar resigned from the city council. If true anyone know why.

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  32. A thirty minute phone call that ended his dreams in 2019. Goodbye (djt) we all will not miss you at all, take a long walk off a short pier and one from a very tall cliff. https://www.apnews.com/ab67c31d9b3c4acdada93a624052ddc4

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  33. (While all the trumpers commenting here go off on weird tangents, this story has arrived. Sondland testifies under oath before Congress next week.)

    Trump's envoy who denied quid pro quo now says he isn't certain

    The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, intends to tell Congress this week that the content of a text message he wrote denying a quid pro quo with Ukraine was relayed to him directly by President Trump in a phone call, according to a person familiar with his testimony.

    Sondland plans to tell lawmakers he has no knowledge of whether the president was telling him the truth at that moment. “It’s only true that the president said it, not that it was the truth,” said the person familiar with Sondland’s planned testimony, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive diplomatic matters.

    The Sept. 9 exchange between Sondland and the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine has become central to the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into whether the president abused his office in pressuring Ukraine to open an investigation into his political rival Joe Biden and his son, who sat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company. The White House and its defenders have held up Sondland’s text, which included “no quid pro quo’s of any kind,” as proof that none was ever considered.

    Sondland will hold out the possibility that Trump wasn’t truthful in his denial of a quid pro quo as well as an alternative scenario in which the president’s interest in the scheme soured at a time when his administration faced mounting scrutiny over why it was withholding about $400 million in security assistance to Ukraine and delaying a leader-level visit with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trumps-envoy-who-denied-quid-pro-quo-now-says-he-isnt-certain/2019/10/12/4abe0902-bc19-44e8-8c38-9aa35c544859_story.html

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