Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Today's Trump Twitter tirade targets Lisa Murkowski, the transgendered, and the Acting FBI Director. Update!

Actually Murkowski sat down for an interview in which she explains why she voted against Trumpcare: 

"I voted no on the motion to proceed today because I didn't think that we were ready for the debate. And I have said pretty consistently that process really does matter, particularly when you're dealing with something that is as direct and personal as health care, something that has an impact on one-sixth of the nation's economy," Murkowski said in an interview Tuesday evening after the vote. "This is big, and then you throw in major Medicaid reform on top of that," she said. 

Murkowski argued that revisions to the Affordable Care Act, often called "Obamacare," are necessary, but that the Senate process has not been conducive to crafting good policy, "enduring policy." 

"And so my vote today was one that said, 'We're not ready to go to the floor to wrap this up,' " she said.

Of course Murkowski has been pilloried by many Republicans for her vote, both here at home and in Washington.

However there was one GOP Senator who was not disappointed: 

Of course, McCain came to a different conclusion, and flew in from Arizona just for the vote. A long, stitched-up gash covered one eye, and his complexion was pale, a man facing down potentially deadly brain cancer. 

"He did tell me, though … 'You did the right thing,' which made me feel good," Murkowski said of a conversation with the veteran senator right after the vote.

Trump also decided to go back on Obama's promise, and block transgendered folks from serving in the military.


According to Newsweek there are approximately 15,000 transgendered soldiers already serving this country's military, and that any medical costs have been greatly exaggerated by opponents.

Then a little later this morning Trump turned his attention back to Jeff Sessions and the Acting Director of the FBI.

It would appear that Trump is still pressuring Sessions to quit so he can replace him with an AG that will shut down the Russia investigation.

However Trump's charges that Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe's wife directly received money from Hillary Clinton, or that it would have influenced the investigation into Clinton's email server, is bullshit according to Newsweek.

This is every day now that we have to address the rantings of a mad man.

When will enough be enough?

Update: Here is what is behind Trump dumping on the transgendered military members.
"This forces Democrats in Rust Belt states like Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin to take complete ownership of this issue. How will the blue collar voters in these states respond when senators up for re-election in 2018 like Debbie Stabenow are forced to make their opposition to this a key plank of their campaigns?"  

Jesus Christ! They are using tactics from Karl Rove's playbook during the first George W. Bush campaign!

59 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:54 AM

    The Department of Defense didn’t even know about this. The Secretary of Defense was on vacation when the announcement was made. The whole set up smells like a cheap political stunt that was designed to please Trump’s base while distracting from the Russia scandal.

    Donald Trump is now abusing the presidency to take civil rights away from others in a pathetic bid to boost his poll numbers and distract from the scandal that is eating away at his presidency.

    Trump is unstable and making policy decision that discriminate against people based on his own selfish political needs and whims.

    The President is going rogue and acting on his own without telling our government. Today, it was tossing transgender people out of the military. Tomorrow, it could be a military strike and new war. Donald Trump is dangerous, and his presidency must be stopped.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/07/26/unstable-trump-kicked-transgender-people-military-telling-pentagon.html

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  2. Anonymous8:55 AM

    Clueless Trump Played Into Democratic Hands On The Transgender Military Ban

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/07/26/clueless-trump-played-democratic-hands-transgender-military-ban.html

    Trump Is Now Trying To Get The Acting FBI Director Fired As The President Is Cornered On Russia

    Trump believes that the Russia investigation is a Democratic conspiracy against him, and he is mad at Jeff Sessions for not killing the FBI’s investigation. The President motives are childlike in their transparency.

    First, Trump kicks transgender persons out of the military to please his dwindling base of support, and then he goes back to work trying to kill the Russia investigation. The President’s tweets were a message to Jeff Sessions that he can get out of Trump’s doghouse by firing the acting FBI Director and appointing a Trump ally so that the White House can take control of the Russia investigation.

    The President Of The United States is actively working to sabotage and obstruction an investigation into himself, his presidential campaign, and his family. If Trump fires McCabe, Congress will be under immediate pressure to appoint an independent special prosecutor.

    Donald Trump is escalating in his efforts to kill the Russia investigations, and he is firing away from having to deal with an independent prosecutor.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/07/26/trump-acting-fbi-director-fired-president-cornered-russia.html

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  3. Anonymous8:58 AM

    Fox’s Tucker Carlson linked trans people to ‘child abuse’ just before Trump revealed military ban

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/foxs-tucker-carlson-linked-trans-people-to-child-abuse-just-hours-before-trump-revealed-military-ban/

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  4. Anonymous8:59 AM

    “The president of the United States is taking the word of Vladimir Putin over that of the U.S. intelligence agencies, which demonstrates a stunning lack of confidence in the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep us safe,” Franken said. “The president of the United States then goes on to repeat that Russian lie to the American press and to Mr. Scaramucci, effectively spreading Russia’s misinformation for them.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/al-franken-blasts-trump-for-effectively-spreading-russias-misinformation-with-scaramucci/

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  5. Never -- Trump supporters would have the baby cut in half than have a progressive America that they feel has left them year ago.

    If they can't have their old way of life -- with no brown immigrants, with no gays, with no abortion rights, with no uppity women or blacks, with no welfare bums, with no religious "persecution", with no rules about "everything", owning any gun they want (!), etc. etc. -- then America must be destroyed, democracy destroyed, 'cause it's already dead to them to them as it stands. So what if it took Russia to "save" them and put in a man who will deliver that to them?
    So what if they know he's a POS, doesn't matter -- it is his destiny to save them whatever it takes.

    They really believe THEIR America is the one worth saving, once they GET IT BACK. Nothing will dissuade them -- they will fight a civil war because in their minds they are on the righteous side of history.

    Gawd save America.

    I will had the link next.

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  6. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/7/25/1683635/-D-L-Hughley-Offers-Best-Explanation-Ever-On-Why-You-Can-t-Reach-Trump-Supporters?detail=emaildkre

    Link for my comment below or above (?)

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  7. Anonymous9:01 AM

    REVEALED: Steve Bannon convinced Sessions to endorse Trump — despite fears it would kill his career

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/revealed-steve-bannon-convinced-sessions-to-endorse-trump-despite-fears-it-would-kill-his-career/

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  8. Anonymous9:01 AM

    Every. Damned. Day.

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  9. Anonymous9:10 AM

    Everyday this Madman becomes more deranged.

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    1. Anonymous9:58 AM

      Resist and impeach is the only answer as to Trump. Our Congressmen and women (Republican majority) are not helping at all! They are going to require being voted out of office next election cycle and replaced w/new blood!

      It's going to take Americans (in mass) getting to the voting booth and doing so! We all need to 'rise up' and assure ourselves that Hitler II is not reelected. You can be sure the Republicans are going to throw money at his race like we've never seen done before!

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  10. Anonymous9:23 AM

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/07/26/trump_transgender_military_policy_is_midwest_2018_electoral_strategy_white.html

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  11. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Trump is morphing into Hitler day by day. Of coarse we know where Hitler went with all that dangerous rhetoric. And he took his followers with him on that crazy train.
    Next, Trump will target the gay and eventually the Jews. That's coming. Despite the fact that his son in law is Jewish. The Jewish people always gets the ax. It's been that way all through history. Just watch for it. Since we've been doing nothing else but watching and holding our breaths for the next horrible word out of that man's tweets. Travesty upon travesty with this guy. No end.

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  12. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Murkowski voted the way she did to help her reelection in Alaska - the woman plays the game of politics just as well as Trump and McConnell! She's absolutely NO different.

    Vote her out of office Alaskans when you next have the chance.

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    1. Anonymous9:40 AM

      VOTE THE FUCKing MEN OUT! Carpetbagger>
      "Sen. Dan Sullivan also voted yes. He said it’s just a starting point.
      “The status quo is unacceptable,”"

      http://www.ktoo.org/2017/07/25/murkowski-sullivan-split-over-senate-health-care-vote-amid-dramatic-protests-and-debate/

      +no longer 'wetback buttfucker' donny young

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    2. Anonymous9:52 AM

      Murkowski is just as evil as is Trump and McConnell...she has been riding both of their coattails.

      I agree, Dan Sullivan absolutely needs to go too!

      Our politics today is truly maddening!

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    3. Anonymous4:03 PM

      She's always the least of evils on the ticket so she keeps getting voted back in. I only vote locally and municipally these days because Gov, and Federal and POTUS elections are joke and your vote doesn't really matter here in AK.

      Lisa will die in office, just like Sullivan and Young.

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    4. Anonymous5:50 PM

      You do not think that these people(conservatives/republicants) are not helped by your not voting for anyone. You actually are helping them bigly. Why do you think they are doing this voter registration scam investigation it is suppressing voter turn out which in turn gets them elected. You should think about the consequences of your actions.

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  13. Anonymous9:38 AM

    This sicko-in-chief guy also seems to finally admit to his secret fantasies in his re-election rally in Youngstown, Ohio, by talking about 'illegal criminals' in sanctuary cities carving up 'sweet 15,16 y/o girls piece by piece' instead of using a gun and ending their pain'...
    That P.O.S. is mixing up ISIS with undocumented immigrants who have done nothing wrong except enter our country illegally. And he does not mention his third wife being amongst them, either!

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    1. Even the first one, Ivana, was a little questionable.

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    2. Anonymous9:58 AM

      "sicko-in-chief"

      Nailed it!

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  14. Anonymous9:48 AM

    Trump’s announcement of a transgender military ban has gone over like a lead balloon among his fellow Republicans who are opening breaking with their president on the policy.

    Here is what 83-year-old Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch said:

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/07/26/republican-senators-openly-defying-trump-transgender-military-ban.html

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  15. Anonymous9:53 AM

    I want Trump to answer this question. Since I am TG and now a third class human by his standards, why do I have to pay Federal income taxes and be forced to serve on Federal jury panels.

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    1. Anonymous3:59 PM

      Just say no to taxes, it takes them a while to catch up to you and then you just have to pay back taxes and some penalties. As far as juries, what I do when called is always let the judge know how well I know both parties in the case and how hard it would be to actually render judgement against either on. That's worked 4 times...

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  16. Anonymous10:00 AM

    Republicans Break With Trump On Banning Transgender Soldiers

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-transgender-military-service-ban-republican-opposition_us_5978bbb4e4b0e201d57a65b4?hxc&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    As Trump tries to appeal to the GOP’s conservative base, there is bipartisan support for transgender people serving in the military.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-transgender-military-service-ban-republican-opposition_us_5978bbb4e4b0e201d57a65b4?hxc&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    Trump’s Cruel Military Ban On Transgender People Is An Attempt To Save His Base
    Trump will throw the most vulnerable people under the bus when he feels threatened.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trumps-cruel-military-ban-on-transgender-people-is-an-attempt-to-save-his-base_us_5978905ae4b0a8a40e8417f3?5mp&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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  17. Anonymous10:15 AM

    This monstrous toddler is trying to bully billions of people. It's insane. What will it take for the republicans to wake up and see the danger of this horrendously distorted personality? He is pure evil.

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    1. When they get the tax cuts. Tax cuts trump everything.

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  18. Anonymous10:38 AM

    I originally missed the tweet where Trump said, "I consulted with my Generals and military experts...."
    From what I have read the Pentagon did not know about his decision. Can someone bring me up to date on this? Did he consult before tweeting this - or is he just lying about it? Thanks.

    Pat Padrnos

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  19. Anonymous10:40 AM

    Trump appears to have concluded that either Lisa Murkowski is to blame for how things went last night, or that she’s capable of being flipped. And he is correct in that Murkowski is less of a sure “no” than Collins. But Trump is ignoring the fact that during last night’s repeal and replace vote, a whopping nine Republican Senators voted against his wishes: Murkowski, Collins, Bob Corker, Tom Cotton, Lindsey Graham, Dean Heller, Mike Lee, Jerry Moran, and Rand Paul.

    http://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/donald-trump-is-worried-trumpcare-vote-will-fail-begins-lashing-out-at-republicans/4057/

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  20. Anonymous10:41 AM

    The Democrats, despite not having a majority in the House or Senate, have nonetheless managed to hold Donald Trump at bay in a number of key areas. Now, in a move that could be seen as deeply ironic yet necessary, Democrats in the Senate have hatched a plan that would keep former Republican Senator Jeff Sessions in his current role as Attorney General against Trump’s wishes. Well, Trump can still fire Sessions if he wants. But now he can’t replace him.

    http://www.palmerreport.com/politics/thanks-trumps-big-mouth-democrats-block-attorney-general/4056/

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  21. Anonymous10:43 AM

    Donald Trump has long believed that he can give the entirety of mainstream America the middle finger and still survive in office, so long as he keeps his own base happy. That’s not truly the case, and it serves to demonstrate just how simplistic of a misunderstanding of national politics Trump suffers from. But now, for the first time, he’s in real trouble with his own base thanks to his attacks on racist stalwart Jeff Sessions.

    Breitbart, the ultra-racist “alt right” political propaganda site that helped run Donald Trump’s campaign and has consistently championed him during his time in office, is now openly attacking Trump. Considering how much influence Breitbart has over the racist demographic of Trump’s base, this spells severe trouble. It’s a stunning development, but it perhaps shouldn’t come as a surprise.

    Jeff Sessions has long been a hero to racists around the nation in general, and in his native South in particular. Trump’s attacks on Sessions are, by default, an attack on his own racist base. Moreover, Breitbart is controlled by Steve Bannon, who has been close to Sessions for far longer than he’s been close to Trump. So it’s not necessarily surprising to see Breitbart (and Bannon by proxy) siding with Sessions, while slamming Trump for having dared to attack Sessions.

    And yet, when you see Breitbart using words like “weak” and “hypocrisy” to describe Donald Trump, you see that there’s a real problem here within Donald Trump’s base (as per policy we won’t link to Breitbart, but you can google the article if you so desire). If Trump does end up outright firing Jeff Sessions, it could permanently fracture his own base, costing him a chunk of his supporters in the process.

    http://www.palmerreport.com/opinion/trouble-trumps-base-breitbart-slams-trump/4055/

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  22. Anonymous10:48 AM

    Transgender Navy SEAL Hero Dares Trump: Tell Me To My Face I’m Not Worthy Of Serving

    ...According to the RAND Corporation, in 2016 there were between 1,320 and 6,630 transgender people serving in the military.

    On Wednesday, a retired Navy SEAL team 6 hero who is transgendered, called out Trump over his decision to ban trans people from serving in the U.S. military, telling him to tell her to her face that she is not worthy of serving.

    Kristin Beck, a 20-year-veteran of the Navy SEALS, was interviewed by Business Insider about Trump’s ban and she had a few choice words for the amateur president.

    “Let’s meet face to face and you tell me I’m not worthy,” Kristin Beck said, referring to President Bone Spurs. “Transgender doesn’t matter. Do your service.”

    http://addictinginfo.com/2017/07/26/transgender-navy-seal-hero-dares-trump-tell-me-to-my-face-im-not-worthy-of-serving/

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    1. Anonymous2:16 PM

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/we-have-a-navy-veteran-to-thank-for-the-transgender-pride-flag_us_5978c060e4b0e201d57a711f?yaw&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

      PRIDE FLAG!

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  23. Anonymous10:48 AM

    Former CIA Chief Blasts Trump’s Speech To Boy Scouts: ‘Like Watching A Dictator’

    http://addictinginfo.com/2017/07/26/former-cia-chief-blasts-trumps-speech-to-boy-scouts-like-watching-a-dictator/

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  24. And Jeff Sessions.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-sessions-tweets_us_597845e9e4b0c95f375ff620?4pc&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    Trump won't quit until Sessions resigns so Trump can replace him with someone who will fire whoever it takes to quash the Russia Investigations and put his tax returns back under lock and key.

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  25. Anonymous10:50 AM

    Trump’s Lawyers Say Encouraging Reasonable Force Against Protestors Is 1st Amendment Right

    ...udge Hale believes the plaintiffs’ complaint is more than enough to proceed toward a trial, writing in his March 31 order “It is plausible that Trump’s directive to ‘get ’em out of here’ advocated the use of force. [It] is stated in the imperative; it was an order, an instruction, a command.”

    Trump’s lawyers, however, believe that, not only is that a reasonable order for Trump to give, it is also his right.

    ...Furthermore, Trump’s lawyers filed a “writ of mandamus” with the U.S. 6th Circuit Court this week, asking the appeals court to remove the case from Hale. Their argument was that Trump cannot be held liable for “negligently inspiring third parties to engage in violence.”

    http://addictinginfo.com/2017/07/26/trumps-lawyers-say-encouraging-reasonable-force-against-protestors-is-1st-amendment-right/

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  26. Anonymous10:51 AM

    Trump Says ‘Illegals’ Are Here To Chop Up Teen Girls With Knives Because Shooting Them Isn’t Painful Enough

    http://addictinginfo.com/2017/07/25/trump-says-illegals-are-here-to-chop-up-teen-girls-with-knives-because-shooting-them-isnt-painful-enough/

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  27. Anonymous11:15 AM

    Europol is working with NYAG Schneiderman on Trump Model Manag. human trafficking case. This is directly related.

    https://twitter.com/TrueFactsStated/status/890201433563377665

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  28. More really bad news that is being overlooked because of Trump's Twitter tirade.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/susan-combs-interior_us_59710796e4b0e79ec19822a7?2l8&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

    "Former Texas Comptroller Susan Combs once likened proposed Endangered Species Act listings to “incoming Scud missiles” headed for her state’s oil and gas-rich economy."

    "Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the environmental nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity, told HuffPost that Combs has “made it her personal crusade to fight endangered species.” To have her in a position where she could potentially harm endangered species via the withholding of funds, he said, would be “devastating.”"

    Trump is already planning to start his wall on land in Texas that is a protected wildlife sanctuary because it would be cheaper and faster since the government already owns the land. Never mind he has no money to build his fucking wall. They'll act first, destroy this land, kill the animals and there will be a few miles of boondoggle as a tribute to the fucking morons that elected this asshole.

    We need to get rid of Trump fast before all of his Deplorables rape and pillage this country to the ground, then seed it with salt.

    Not that Pence will step in and fire all of the Trump appointees. But we need to do something to hamstring them long enough to replace them with sane adults.

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    1. Anonymous3:54 PM

      What no one seems to get is that WE, humans, are the true endangered species. Climate change is not only making it harder to feed the preponderance of our species but is also making killer viruses and bacterial infections much more prevalent.

      We're not long for this earth, and it's a good thing. Humans are nothing but a failed experiment, too much, too fast and too out of touch with our surroundings.

      The next species that becomes dominant, I hope they have more sense than we did.

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  29. Anonymous11:20 AM

    MUST-READ: Bill Browder's full testimony to Congress on Russian corruption, murder, and spy operations in the US.

    https://twitter.com/ericgarland/status/890195263071158272

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFrSqlrXkAAkMsn.jpg:large

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    1. Anonymous7:17 PM

      Start with Woodrow Wilson.
      Then you MIGHT start to catch up. Shrug.

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  30. Anonymous11:21 AM

    It's just Trump himself who is deeply implicated in the human trafficking investigation. The spawn are involved in the money laundering.

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  31. Anonymous11:22 AM

    This was being sold at the Trump rally in Youngstown today. But apparently, liberals are the violent ones who are a danger to this country.

    https://twitter.com/PoliticalEmilia/status/889989522175311872

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  32. Anonymous11:44 AM

    The White House press briefing has been reduced to a forum where Trump gets his fan mail read just so that he can feel loved by America. In the past, the White House has used techniques like this to boost Trump’s mood when he is depressed. In fact, the press briefing was cut short, but Sarah Huckabee Sanders made sure that she had time to read her own bio and Trump’s fan mail.

    The letter was not an attempt to humanize Trump. It was a play to the ego of the thin skinned president. The White House has turned the press briefing into a therapy session for the damaged president, as the free press takes a backseat to Trump’s fragile ego.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/07/26/trump-depressed-white-house-press-briefing-read-fan-mail.html

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  33. Anonymous1:14 PM

    When is enough is enough?

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  34. Anonymous1:57 PM

    The Trump transgender decision was caused by an amendment to a bill being pushed forward. Goddamn fucking drama queen in the Oval can't even be honest. We were allowable collateral damage.

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  35. Anonymous2:12 PM

    I wonder how Caitlyn Jenner feels after being fucked by Trump?

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    1. Anonymous3:29 PM

      She is thinking of running for an office. She is a Republican forever. Trump was just a jerk to her and others.

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  36. On this date -- July 26, 1948 -- President Harry Truman signed an executive order desegregating the US military.

    https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=84

    On July 26, 2017, Trump removed 11,000 transgendered people from the military.

    How far we have fallen . . .

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  37. Anonymous3:27 PM

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions will soon announce several criminal leak investigations
    A U.S. official familiar with the discussions said Tuesday that the planned announcement surrounding stepped-up efforts on leak investigations has “been in the works for some time and will most likely happen sometime in the next week.”
    The news comes in the wake of days of intense pressure on Sessions, with President Trump lashing out and expressing his “disappointment” with the attorney general, through tweets, interviews and news conferences.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/report-sessions-preparing-to-announce-several-leak-probes
    Will Trump ease up on Sessions now?

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    1. Anonymous6:28 PM

      Will tRump e the first to be in estimated? After all, HE is the one who is leaking CLASSIFIED information! All the other leakers from the WH are just small potatoes in comparison to him!

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  38. Anonymous3:36 PM

    OT but this is a real mystery

    How did Bristol Palin get Ted Nugents nose?

    http://wp.production.patheos.com/blogs/bristolpalin/files/2015/01/IMG_7168.jpg

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  39. Anonymous3:50 PM

    If transgendered folk want to serve in the military they should be able to just like other men and women. However, I don't feel that their elective surgeries should be covered by any sort of insurance, military or other.

    That is an elective, just like a nose or boob job and we have to pay for those out of pocket, but damn, not sure why anyone would want to serve, trans or regular, but hey if they want to be in the military it should be allowed.

    They can use their own salary to pay for the reassignment but they shouldn't be discouraged from taking a job that they desire.

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    1. Anonymous4:03 PM

      Elective my ass. What would a lifetime of anti-depressants and therapy cost the Pentagon for one soldier? Hint: A lot fucking less than SRS you ignorant fool.

      I work with a guy who makes $125k /yr and also receives $3,100 a month in VA disability payments for a 100% disability. He has no wounds or missing limbs. His disability is he has sleep apnea and bad dreams. So you see, SRS is rather cheap. Please keep you misinformed comments to yourself.

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  40. Anonymous4:01 PM

    " evidence may not matter much to Trump, because the real reasons for the renewed anti-trans ban are reportedly more political — about sticking it to Democrats and political correctness — than his public-facing reasons. To Trump, trans troops have just become political pawns for his broader efforts.". At the daily press briefing, Sanders said, “That's something that the Department of Defense and the White House will have to work together as implementation takes place and is done so lawfully.”Trump is effectively sacrificing trans people’s rights because he sees it as politically expedient"For one, the administration is largely made up of politicians who have been staunchly anti-LGBTQ for their whole public careers, like Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Both men have long histories in Congress of opposing civil rights measures for LGBTQ people, including workplace protections and hate crime laws" Just a day before Trump tweeted his decision to ban trans soldiers, Foreign Policy reported that Pence was working to reverse the Obama administration’s trans-friendly policies."

    https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/7/26/16034366/trump-transgender-military-ban

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  41. Anonymous6:20 PM

    If he "consulted" with generals and "military experts" the why was the Pentagon as surprised by this move as everyone else was?
    Huh!?!
    More trumpster BS? You betcha!

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  42. Anonymous6:30 PM

    Even tho I despise the Republicans for catering to the filthy rich and giving lip service to their dumb base, I would smile in glee if it were the women of that party that were Trump's undoing.
    That would make up for that shitty feeling I got since he's been elected.

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  43. At 8:55 AM, Trump tweeted:

    "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow.."

    Rumors from the Pentagon are that the leadership was shitting in their Cheerios because they thought he was going to declare war on North Korea, Iraq, or someone.

    It was not until NINE minutes later that his second tweet announced his ban on transgendered troops.

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