Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 March 2018
Posted on 03/25/2018 4:46:18 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
March 25th, 2018
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; March for Our Lives organizer Cameron Kasky; Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Delaney Tarr; second lady Karen Pence and daughter Charlotte Pence.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Corey Lewandowksi, former presidential campaign manager for Donald Trump.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Warner; Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; Marjory Stoneman Douglas students Jaclyn Corin, Ryan Deitsch and Kyle Kashuv.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Mark Kelly, co-founder of Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence; Ret. Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Stephen Hadley, former national security adviser.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM NBC's "Meet the Press"
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ABC's "This Week"
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM "Fox News Sunday"
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CNN's "State of the Union"
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"
Listen at the link above WHILE you FReep! Also, Sharyl Attkinsons Full Measure: Watch live at 9:30 EST.
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The Sunday Morning Bray, by Bray!
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?
Whoever was advising President Trump that it was better to surrender than fight was bad advice. This was the biggest loss in his Presidency and was easily one of the biggest losses in modern history as the Establishment kicked him in the pebbles repeatedly with a single bill. Whoever came up with the idea of having the four biggest spenders in the swamp to write the bill was pure insanity. Why do you give the minority Party equal footing when you know they never would?
No matter how hopeless it was to veto the bill he would have looked stronger going down fighting rather than surrendering even though he likely considered it a strategic surrender, the visuals were terrible. It weakened him significantly and may never recover as it was obvious the GOP was giving him a taste of what happens to people who want to drain their swamp and showed him he is on his own. Did we see Cruz or Paul filibuster the bill?
The easiest job in the world is being a Dem since you have the entire establishment and media worshiping at your feet. You simply agree with them and act tolerant of everybody and everything and you are a superior person. The second easiest job is being an armchair Conservative. At this point just like GW they will all use this as an excuse to abandon him and stop fighting against the establishment that is too hard.
Nobody expected Trump to do everything right or be a pure Conservative so why be surprised? He saw a bad deal with no other options and took it to cut his losses. He knew if he vetoed it two things were going to happen, it would be overridden within two hours and passed without his signature or most likely was threatened the Military spending would be cut out and a worse bill would be on his desk. Everyone knows Ryan/MarbleMouth have more in common with Schumer than Trump and his supporters so they were going to humiliate him with this bill and for whatever reason put the military in front of himself.
Nobody knows what is really going on with the military and our enemies around the world. One very possible problem is with China and their military growth. Russia is not a threat since they are basically a Turd World country with a bunch of military weapons although their technology is questionable. Can anybody really question the Chinese technology with all of their IPhone and computer sophistication and especially in the next five to ten years? They are becoming the economic and technological power which will be added to their military strength. This should concern everyone as our military has been strangled for the last decade.
It is highly likely we could not fight a war like Iraq again and is questionable how many smart weapons we have left which could be used against N Korea let alone China. China is growing more powerful by the day and even though they are on a friendly basis now who says things may not change in the future. They seem to be on the march against many of the SE Asian countries as they build islands in the sea to threaten the Philippines, Taiwan and Indonesia. They could easily be a threat to Japan and halt shipping lanes in their area and we are basically impotent in stopping their aggression.
Nobody knows why President Trump signed Porkulus 2.0 or how he agreed to allow the four most corrupt people in DC to write it. He should have known at least three of them would take direct aim at him and his voters in the most humiliating means possible. In the end he cannot control Congress and he only has around twenty percent who agree with him and his voters.
Was this a huge mistake? Yes, although now is not the time to give up but to double down. President Trump has already moved this country farther in the right direction than any President since Reagan. In the end he would have been overridden and he had no power to stop it. It would have been better to show his voters he would fight and expose everyone who was stabbing them in the back, but he knew he would need them later. He certainly is not the only one at fault for passing the burden on to our kids.
He needs to start now on the next budget and let them know he is not going to roll over without the wall and real fiscal responsibility. He has to start leading the Party or at least the members who agree with him and put together a coalition who will make a veto stick. This is the primary legislation a President is known so he needs to understand it although he likely does after the cup check he experienced Friday.
Nobody knows what was going on behind the scenes and it is possible he or the Repubs had no choice except to rebuild the military no matter what. That is a monstrous job after nearly twenty years of neglect and misuse. It may be such a situation there is no option other than rebuild and resupply or face grave consequences. The Dems never care about it so they likely held him hostage to more socialist spending or going into the dreaded gummit shutdown. With a GOP leadership who make the French look like Navy SEALS, it is a strategy that works every time without fail.
Now his voters will all go the way of the talk show hosts and bail on President Trump. They will forget all the hard work it took to get him there and declare him a lib. He is not pure enough and let them down when the going got tough so they are going to let him down at the ballot box as revenge. What if they turned the tables and let the Socialists down and elected people who would give President Trump a bill they would be proud of. What if they began organizing their neighborhoods now and supported real Conservatives rather than the McConnells of the Party and really threw a wrench in the Beltway, what would happen then? Up to this bill he has done an outstanding job and for that he deserves a Mulligan. Even without the pass he has done far more for the Conservative cause than anyone ever dreamed he would. In the end he had no choice and neither does America.
Pray America woke
Note: The above opinion is not necessarily my own, but FReeper Brays. If you wish to discuss this, please ping Bray.
Can’t wait to see Steve Mnuchin hes the man excellent on TV.
Get ready for a surprising thread,lots going on this week.
One name is conspicuously absent from Hogg-ing the microphone this Sunday. Maybe it is related to his foul language, or perhaps his complaint about clear backpacks interfering with the "1st" Amendment right to privacy.
Maybe he has some school homework due Monday...
Below are the words from my daily political diary. It is quite long so scroll on by if not interested. But do stay around and add your commentary and point of view to the thread.
Let us not forget this thread founder and overseer, for as many years as I can remember. Alas Babylon! He has pretty good commentary beyond his role as thread leader.
So I've been wondering just what is an Inspector General because I hear about them all the time.
Who are they? How are they appointed? What is their job?
There is an Inspector General about to get famous, a Horowitz, IG for the FBI in some form or fashion.
And what better place to find what is this IG we are hearing about but Wikipedia.
Office of Inspector General (OIG) is a generic term for the oversight division of a federal or state agency aimed at preventing inefficient or illegal operations within their parent agency. Such offices are attached to many federal executive departments, independent federal agencies, as well as state and local governments. Each office includes an Inspector General (or I.G.) and employees charged with identifying, auditing, and investigating fraud, waste, abuse, embezzlement and mismanagement of any kind within the executive department.
These positions were established in 1978 initially in an effort to stop Medicare/Medicaid waste and abuse.
Some IG's are appointed by the President, most are appointed by the head of their respective divisions.
Below, an interesting tidbit.
Inspectors General have also been criticized for being, rather than guardians of whistleblowers, instead, ineffective, inactive, or at worst, instruments by which whistleblowers are persecuted. One example is from the Securities and Exchange Commission OIG. In a 2011 article by Matt Taibbi, SEC whistleblowers said that complaining to the SEC OIG was "well-known to be a career-killer." Another example is from whistleblower Jesselyn Radack's book Canary in the Coalmine, in which she describes her experience complaining to the Department of Justice OIG; instead of helping her, the IG office helped the DOJ get her fired and restricted from practicing as a lawyer. Another example is from the Thomas Andrews Drake case, in which several complainants to the Department of Defense OIG over NSA's Trailblazer Project were later raided by the FBI and some threatened with criminal prosecution.>>>>
Note that whistleblowers (those most likely to contact an IG with problems in the work envionment. Note that the DOJ OIG got a whistleblower fired, one Jesselyn Radick.
And guess who helped her get her job back. MICHAEL FLYNN!!!
And first thing, ole honest Comey, Mueller, McCabe and the rest of those corrupt zeroes in the FBI was to FIRE FLYNN!!!
Folks, they are the KGB.
And trust that they will take down my Blog, this Facebook page .they are really after me.
Peter Schweizer wrote a new book that looks like a good one. Schweizer is the guy who wrote "Clinton Cash" and a few other exposes of our government servants getting rich on the taxpayer dime.
This book, as I am to understand, reveals some intriguing information about former VP Joe Biden and a most amazing deal he made for his son, Hunter, with the Chinese government.
Also, and this astounds .there's some questionable financial activities involving, of all people, Majority Leader McConnell!!!
No wonder that guy always votes with the Democrats.
There was another bomb went off in Texas, this time at the Fedex building.
No one was seriously hurt when this bomb went off but as of this writing, there has been four bombs exploding in the area around Austin, Texas.
There's always some nut, somewhere, isn't it?
Keeping eye upon.
So they found, and caused to die, the Austin Bomber.
Last name is Conditt and this early in the case the media is trying to make him into a Conservative that hates abortion and loves the death penalty.
Kid's a nut job, simple as that.
For nut jobs are out there, shooting people from Las Vegas hotel windows and bombing people in Texas.
The stock market goes up and down from day to day. The Russian investigation, biggest waste of time on the planet, continues on.
And it's snowing here in Delaware and the old people in Sussex county are having cows.
Here's an interesting tidbit. Seems that Seth Rich, a DNC staffer who was murdered, so some folks think, for being about to reveal information about Hillary's email.
Rich was taken to the hospital in reasonably good shape, after being shot but NOT robbed. He died in the hospital, oddly.
Here's a clipping from a FreeRepublic post:
Jack Burkman, the leader of the controversial investigation into the murder of former DNC staffer Seth Rich, was shot twice in the back and run over by a man who claimed to have worked as a special agent in the Department of Energy, authorities say.
Burkman was attacked in the Rosslyn Marriott hotel parking garage in Washington, D.C. on Mar. 13, lured to the spot by promises of secret documents on the Clintons by an FBI whistleblower.
Wow. People are now dying, or attacked, oddly.
President Trump's lawyer for the infamous Russian collusion joke of an investigation, John Dowd, resigned, yesterday.
There are, as these things go, much speculation as to why but we think the appointment of one of my favorite pundit lawyers, Joe DeGenova, might be the reason why.
Because this Mueller guy, and STOP TELLING ME HE'S A GOOD AND DECENT GUY HE's A CROOK .won't give it up. He's already bankrupted American Patriot Michael Flynn.
He's trying to bring down a lawfully elected president, whether you like him or not.
I love Joe DeGenova. Let's see how this pans out.
John Bolton, he who is handsome with a magnificent mustache, is our new National Security Advisor.
By me, this is a magnificent pick. I love this guy and am proud of President Trump for picking him.
President Trump signed the omnibus budget yesterday and there's plenty of very unhappy Republicans.
The problem seems to be that no "wall" was budgeted for and a silly rule that as much money must be spent on social service activity as on defense.
The only way I can defend this is, I dunno, maybe a deal was made to avoid shutting down the government, to allow the congress critters to go home for Spring break .I dunno a deal.
Then the promise was made that after Easter the Mueller joke will be stopped and then Trump can work the budget with deep soul without bother of worry about the nut jobs out to get him.
Just a guess and I'm probably wrong.
On a Personal Note-Matthew Fish
It would seem my nephew, Matthew Fish, son of my late husband's brother Michael, is again on a roll.
Matthew, now at age 15, is quite the political junkee and he swears he is going to be President when he is 35. He and I love to talk politics.
He lives in Massachusetts and is very active in various political activities, most recently he attended a quasi-UN conference.
NOW HE IS GOING TO CHINA!
My mother-in-law is a wreck. I told them no matter what do not let him go to North Korea for truth is, Matthew would probably go.
It's an extension of that mock UN thing, with certain original participants chosen to go overseas. Matthew has a choice of either Bejing, China or Warsaw, Poland. So far he leans toward China.
This will not happen until this upcoming August and I am vague about how this all works.
But Matthew's Mom keeps the world updated on Facebook and it turns out that my granddaughter's family is friends with the Fish people from Massachusetts, who knew? Someday, who knows again, that granddaughter might be First Lady.
Keeping an eyeball on future President Matthew Fish.
Running out the kids for your Sunday morning pleasure! /S
I see the Counterfeit News Network is continuing it’s irrelevance by butting KaSICK on! Where’s Aunode?
I was afraid you would do this but unless you know everything that goes on it does appear as you say. Although nothing could be further from the truth.
To begin with there are huge differences between a spending bill which is what Trump signed on to just as Obama/jarrett did for eight years and a budget.Two different worlds.
Spending bills don’t carry the force that a budget bill does.
In a spending bill some of the spending amounts to mere suggestions of how the money should be spent if spent at all which in a budget that’s how it will be spend.
Obama/jarett regime governed under spending bills his entire time since he didn’t want the necessity of having to spend the money any way but his own.
He had 17 lawyers and hudndreds of EO’s to get much of his agenda done.
Now its our turn.
President Trump will have six months to see what he can get done for our side. Which money can be tweaked or reallocated to where just like obama did for eight years.
If he doesn’t want to spend money like say on planned parenthood maybe he won’t,we shall see.
It’s all up in the air,and all remains to be seen.Did we get hoodwinked or did the hard left get hoodwinked?
My money is always on Trump.
Here are some links to further the discussion so we can see what is going on. I learned of this yesterday from a poster named planeboy on American Thinker:
planeboy EddieInFL a day ago
Don’t jump ship too fast, Trump just suckered them again. The bill is NOT a law, a budget is, this is not a budget. This is how an Omnibus bill works...
They just gave Trump a Trillion dollar blank check just like they did with Obama for 8 years and he spent it as he saw fit, I’m betting Trump will do the same.
here is an excerpt from his link:
Reader Gunny at Conservative Treehouse explains that this is a spending bill, not a budget. There is a YUGE difference. Trump observed Obamas technique for 8 years, can he be taking a page from that playbook?
MJA said the same thing to me a couple of hours ago. In the fog of war, I wasnt hearing it.
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Wheatietoo and I spent hours yesterday providing links, researching the laws, the 1974 law and statutes
. Do you know why the Omnibus is not going to get any notice
Here it is..
Its not an official Federal Budget. Its an Omnibus bill not a Budget He outsmarted them again Congress basically screwed themselves by not passing a Budget
Per the Constitution the President must adhere to a Budget set forth by Congress and direct the expenditures as provided therein.
This is another one of those big Porkulus Bills, like they gave Obama for 8 years. This is not a Budget..
An Omnibus Spending Bill may have some instructions as to how the money will be spent but Obama ignored them.
He spent the money, or didnt spend it, however he wanted to.
And Congress didnt do a thing about it! Because they couldnt..
And, it is only for 6 months..
I think our President observed how this happened, year after year.
He is bound to realize that those appropriations for different things in these Omnibus bills are merely suggestions.
So like Obama, Pres Trump can spend this money on whatever he wants to.
Or not spend it.
What if our President decided to tell the Treas Dept to slow-walk that money to Planned Parenthood until the Senate gets off their ass and confirms his appointees?
What if our President decided to slow-walk that money too until those Sanctuary Cities assist ICE in rounding up criminal illegal aliens?
Splodey heads? From the Dems and the Enemedia?
There would be a colorful display of splodey heads.
But what could they do about it.
Our President could just say What! Congress shouldve passed a Budget.
done finished research was done and it is so very humorous actually .our VSG..just said just give me money for the military and the wall put anything else you want in it and those goofballs did.
In this case, as per above
.he doesnt have to spend a dime
.because it is not a budget
and even if it was
.he could still spend as he please
Congress appropriates .up to the President to spend it or not .as he pleases..
If anyone disagrees, I can go back and get the links and evidence, but if you just read yesterdays political thread Wheatietoo and I laid it all out for all Wheatietoo did most of the work and put together the consolidated update as per above .
Again, that is why Obama never had a Budget in his Presidency
Congress did continual Omibuss and he just took the money
.for 8 years
and no one seems to know where it went
there is more and more all ove the web especially here:
and then earlier on AT here:
Thank you so much for making a complex bill much more readable and showing the strategy behind what Trump does,thanks again.
Hiya NN storm season will be here before either of us know it!!
Sundance over at:
Mary McLean posted:
The Omnibus spending bill is NOT a budget, but the thing that obumer had all the 8 years AND it has NO spending audits on it. He can spend it where he wants. He can spend it HOW he wants!
hahaha it is a disaster for the dems as they have just funded his wall!!! He can use the money how and where he desires. He can s-l-o-w down payments to those he does not want to get tax payers money like the abortionists, planned P and others not on the nice list.
Do you understand that is how obumer funneled away 8 trillion dollars over 8 years??? He NEVER had a budget, just these weird omnibus things, quasi budgets, but not a real budget with accountabilities, thats why no one knew where the missing trillions went. Congress needs to be kicked out period!
The bill has no orders attached to it. He can spend it where and how he wants and it wont be spent anywhere he does not approve
Jaques Page posted:
I spent hours yesterday researching the laws, the 1974 law and statutes and providing links. Do you know why the Omnibus is not going to get any notice? Here it is Its not an official Federal Budget. Its an Omnibus bill not a Budget He(Trump) outsmarted them again Congress basically screwed themselves by not passing a Budget
Per the Constitution the President must adhere to a Budget set forth by Congress and direct the expenditures as provided therein.
This is another one of those big Porkulus Bills, like they gave Obama for 8 years. This is not a Budget! An Omnibus Spending Bill may have some instructions as to how the money will be spent but Obama ignored them. He spent the money, or didnt spend it, however he wanted to. And Congress didnt do a thing about it! Because they couldnt.
I think our President observed how this happened, year after year. He is bound to realize that those appropriations for different things in these Omnibus bills are merely suggestions.
So like Obama, brilliant President Trump can spend this money on whatever he wants to. Or not spend it. Planned Parenthood? What if our President decided to tell the Treasury Dept to slow-walk that money to Planned Parenthood until the Senate gets off their ass and confirms his appointees?
Sanctuary Cities? What if our President decided to slow-walk that money too until those Sanctuary Cities assist ICE in rounding up criminal illegal aliens?
Splodey heads? From the Dems/GOP to the Enemedia? Why yes, there would be a colorful display of splodey heads. But what could they do about it? Hah. Our brilliant President could just say Wait! Congress shouldve passed a Budget.
Done finished research was done and it is so very humorous actually. Our VSG just said: Just give me money for the Military and the Wall put anything else you want in it and those goofballs did lol
In this case, as per above, he doesnt have to spend a dime .because it is not a budget. And even if it was researched .he could still spend as he pleased Congress appropriates, but its up to the President to spend it or not .as he pleases. Oh, I did see $30 million for Military Tribunals and the Holamn Rule
Again, that is why Obama never had a Budget in his Presidency
Congress did continual Omibuss and he just took the money.
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Hope you are right and suspect you are. He just tweeted the military is going to build the wall, sweet.
"The new Military Manual for Court Martial was issued on March 1, 2018.
It is a 636-page annex to EO 13818, and prepares the way for Nuremberg-type tribunals,
ANNEX 1 Section 1. Part II of the Manual for Courts-Martial, United
In accordance with this new manual, military tribunals are being established to indict,
arrest, try, convict and sentence those members of the Deep State,
along with the Shadow Government that has criminally held the world in
economic slavery, caused psychological fear (terrorism),
administered or benefited from sexual abuse, and deprived the peoples
of advanced technological discoveries and factual information.
There are now over 18,000 sealed indictments.
Guantanamo Bay Prison is being prepared,
and the Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons List
(SDN of people, corporations and foundations have had their assets frozen
by the U.S. Treasury Department based on Trumps Dec. 21 EO.
Currently the list is over 1108 pages of Foundations, organizations,
corporations and people that have operated for decades
within the swampy Deep State without a hint of interference from law enforcement."
OMG! Rubio and the dolts wont quit!
We must ban Bump Stocks! Ban buckets of rocks!
One rock per person!
Yes, we Q believers knew this was the PLAN since 2 days ago!
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