Pretty accurate of the political situation.
A couple of interesting angles, though.
What is going on in Chattanooga? Is that city following Memphis lead by also considering ordinances of de-annexation? If not, will a legislative de-annexation bill be filed regardless of what Memphis does?
Will the the Memphis position that no de-annexation occur before 2021 be a deal breaker in any case?
What think you, Mr. Editor?
If only you could post that on Fox News or Breitbart, the comments section would light up and make the servers catch fire.
Alas, we are here.
I really would like to hear more stories from Kellyanne personally. She's a hoot
And can you believe that hair?
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Corker plays to base. As most any politician would. If you got a problem with that and believe the electoral system still exists, then build yourself a bigger base.
Or you may think, after Corker and Alexander comes the deluge, in which case bend over, relax and enjoy it.
We will see how much everybody likes your idea when our taxes go up because government funding stops and crime rate goes up. You might want to rethink this.
Correction: Bannon, not Brannon.
I am willing to join hands across the aisle to strangle an existential threat to our country. I am quite opposed to some of the conservative platform (do not read this as Republican, because Trump has co-opted the GOP,) but we have MUCH bigger problems in the White House than we have differences between conservative and liberal. Steve Brannon is the Joseph Goebbels of our time. Trump is a totally self-immersed bully who has the intellectual depth of a magazine cover. if he is not impeached, he will destroy the United States - and that is not hyperbole.
The author certainly makes lofty promises and it sounds very noble but that is not going to play out in a dignified way for a couple of reasons. First, a significant number of people like what Trump is doing and saying. They want to roll back abortion rights, LGBT rights and various other entitlements. They want to go backwards. They want conservatives on the Supreme Court and they want the United States to be not a republic that reflects the tension of pluralism but a Christian theocratic capitalist nation. I am not one of them but let's not pretend there is not a significant number of people who have been praying for a political opportunity like this.
Next Trump is not running the show, he is a figurehead for Steve Bannon and his vision. Bannon is despicable but he is not stupid, he does not just do "off the cuff" like Trump, he is strategic and clever. They are floating "soft" executive orders now but things will get real soon enough so along with finding ways to get rid of SS and similar programs a war with a muslin nation is on the table and anybody who thinks otherwise is incredibly naive.
It is early days and while the mostly peaceful protests are encouraging, people may get protest fatigue, or the protest may become more chaotic, difficult to tell right now. I blame the Dems for picking Clinton who ran a lifeless campaign and the Republicans are so empty and lacking in anything coherent or marketable that they allowed themselves to get outmaneuvered quite easily and now they will double down and support Trump because the alternative is admitting the GOP is intellectually bankrupt and completely incompetent.
Given all that there is going to be no room for Dems and Republicans to work together in thoughtful resistance and frankly I would be irritated to see Dems making alliances beyond temporary ones because it would be like the frog giving the scorpion a ride across the river. It would be nice to see some spine from the Dems, the Republicans can work their own shit out. But sorry no, the author is off on another planet with stakes this high things will I fear take several unexpected turns some of which will not be peaceful
I blame the lack of leadership in both the republican and democratic party for the rise of Trump. Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Trump had 16 opponents of all which were "more conservative and Reaganish" than thou. Of course, Trump stood out and got all that valuable free publicity.
And of course in the democratic primary, Her Royal Highness Hillary was expected to be handed her birthright against a bothersome socialist and then easily cruise to the presidency because she stood by her man all those years.
It bears saying, again and again, to the so-called leadership of both parties to really get to know the citizenry, knock off the game playing, and show some leadership.
The democratic party is in ICU, and the republican party is in triage.
Coker was one of the few politicians I have voted for, versus voting against someone else. Allow a short digression, the Trump victory.
Anyhow, I believe Coker takes times to examine issues, and work to come up with what is best for the country, versus someone like Cohen that just plays to his base.
I first voted against Alexander's opponent, hence voted for Alexander back in 1978 when he was running for governor. I though the walk across the state was kind of goofy, but, he probably got some good cardio out of the experience.
Alexander definitely sticks his toe in the water before jumping in.
Fabulous assessment of the chaotic events of the past few days. Hopefully we will eradicate this monster, this psychopath from his position and from hurting more humans in his quest for his intent for dominance of the world!
Clyde really does seem to suffer from some kind of rectal-cranial inversion. And his facts are crap.
So this was proven wrong. The officers wrongly reported where they found the contraband. Hence the face.
Clyde, once you get your head out of your ass, you might try on a vagina hat, after all it was your first. And while I know it is dark up in there, you might try finding sources for you wild stats. Is it 10 Bil, or 300. Who is it costing? Certainly not those people, like Trump, employing the illegal labor. Try focusing on what really irritates you, simplify simplify.
The countries chosen are identified as unsafe with hostile groups in positions of power. The governments of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan are "cooperating" in stuggle against terrorism. Are they all in? Probably not. But more so than Iran, Yemen, and the others. I guess the vagina hats want to ban immigration from all Muslim countries? Fortunately, President Trump does not nor does the American people.
If this travel ban were really about terrorists then Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan, the countries the 911 terrorists came from, would be included on the ban list. Could the reason they are not included be due to Trump's business dealings with those countries? I think yes.
Most Americans approve of the temporary halt of immigration from the hostile countries. And illegal immigration costs this country anywhere from $10 billion to $300 billion annually. The most likely number is $100 billion. How much of this $100 billion goes to the editor's household in the form of illegal immigration defense? For perspective, the VA budget has $80 billion dollars each year for discretionary spending. Trump is doing what he said he would do and Americans not wearing vagina hats support his efforts so far.
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