Skip to comments.Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 9 June 2019
Posted on 06/09/2019 4:31:36 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
The Talk Shows
June 9th, 2019
Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:
FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. David Cicilline, D(umbass)-RI; Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. The panel will be Jason Riley of The Wall Street Journal; Anne Gearan of The Bozos Amazon Post; Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Sen. Mitch McConnell; and Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Communist Progress.
MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pre-empted by coverage of the French Open tennis tournament.
FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D(isoriented)-Minn, NOPE*; presidential candidate Gov. Steve Bullock, also, D(isoriented)-Mont, Also, NOPE*. The panel will be Karen Tumulty and David Nakamura propagandists for the Jeff Bozos Amazon Post, Mark Landler of The New York Slimes and Kelsey Snell, soft-spoken Leftwing Indoctrinator of NPR.
THIS WEEK (ABC): Despicable, er, demonrat presidential candidate Beta ORourke; Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. The panel includes Mary Bruce, spokesbeing of ABC (All Bash Conservatives), Eliana Johnson, Commissar of Politico, former Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., and Patrick Gaspard, president of Open Society Foundations and White House political weaponsization affairs director for unindicted felon Barry Obama.
STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): presidential candidate Sen. Burnie Sanders, I-Vt, NOPE* The panel will be Scott Jennings, former special Never Trumper to President George W. Bush; Jennifer Psaki, former Obama White House chief propagandist; Bill Kristol, faggot, Never-Trumper and editor-at-large, The Bulwark, and director, Defending Demoncrats Together; and Demonicratic strategist Aisha Moodie-Mills. Dana Bash anchors the bashing of conservatives.
SUNDAY MORNING FUTURES (FNC): Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.; Andy Purdy, chief security officer, Huawei Technologies USA; Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser to Trump.
*NOPE = Never Obtain the Presidency, Ever
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CNN's "State of the Union"
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM CBS's "Face The Nation"
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The Sunday Morning Bray, by Bray!
And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:6
D-Day is so hard on the Democrats in America and a truly wonderful day for the rest of the country. They have to pretend they like the military even though they hate them for the crime of defending America, but they cannot attack the obvious heroes of the world. So like always they attack Trump with some other petty attack to alleviate the pain of supporting America.
To imagine these young boys gave their lives racing into a killing field of machine gun fire with some of the first wave receiving over 85% casualty rates. In the first groups when those ramps dropped the machine guns trained on the men inside and they were mowed down like a Kansas corn field. The insides of those landing craft were a slaughter house as the bullets came in at 450 rounds per minute focused inside the walls of the boat. Still they kept coming as later boats had men jumping over the sides as they saw what was happening only to drown from the ammo laden packs, but some made it to shore where the real killing machines were waiting.
D-Day may be the worst day of the year and the 75th Anniversary had to be hard on the America haters and their fellow mediots. They were hoping for the EU leaders to snub the President when he was actually received with open arms and you could see the Queen really enjoyed her time with him. You could see it was not faked as she knows more than anyone what a weak America means to the world. She welcomed him with open arms and acted like a school girl talking and giggling with a normal American President for a change who treated her with respect and dignity.
His speech at Normandy with the individual stories was one for the ages. It was measured and precise with a love for these men who are still left. They are pushing a hundred and nearly all of their comrades are in their graves. The story of the two brothers who survived D Day for their mother, although shot numerous times and a broken back while saving soldiers from the surf was what America is. The humility of these men who were left was as heroic as the original event. How many viewers can say they would have went into that machine gun nest knowing you had a 15% chance of surviving, yet they did for freedom back home.
His speech was given into a vacuum of strength and courage in the world; with an entire opposition using the full power of the state against him yet President Trump was flawless. He is the most articulate President of our lifetimes and certainly since Reagan, with an ability to own a stage with his love of our great country. These men know real from phony and he gave the real McCoy talking about the bravery and selflessness their generation possessed. These were young boys of 18-21 who volunteered to run onto that beach for Americas freedom. Not for a Super Bowl ring or a Hollywood contract, but for their farms and fields back home.
These men understood what the Minutemen of Americas Revolutionary war sacrificed and were not going to give that up for some crazy dictator in Germany. These boys heard the bloody stories of WWI and they were going to do their part to make sure that never happened again and did. They understood if they failed there would never be a Britain or America ever again and they waited for their names to be called to give their lives for that call.
So their sprinted onto that beach with the machine gun crossfire as well as the German cannons firing at point blank range for their distances killing thousands. On that day June 6, 1946 the heartbeats of freedom rang stronger than the war machine of a dictator trying to take over the world. These heroes made it across that 100 yards of sand and found some cover to begin fighting back. There was no stopping these young boys as they fought together for their friends and family back home. When they scaled the cliffs of Normandy and knocked out those cannon and machine gun bunkers they made their mark as Americas Greatest Generation.
Once they knocked out those guns and established a toe hold on the French coast the fighting was not over but the fate of the war was sealed. They fought their way to Paris in a month and went on to Berlin in some of the bloodiest fights in Americas histoir, but these boys could not be stopped and their heroism never faultered.
When asked what kept them going they over and over said they just wanted to go back home and have a family. They were not there for accolades and medals, they were there to make the world safe for their families and their families families and it is exactly what they did. They won the war to end all World Wars and nobody wants to face them again no matter how foolish the leader is.
President Trump captured their spirit the entire time he was in Europe. The pomp and ceremony was infectious as the world watched the two great allies continued a bond which has not broken. The somber tones at the hallowed ground was echoed in the speech acknowledging their heroics and sacrifice as many breathed their last breath of freedom for their families back home which was heard around the world. You could hear the words of Patton, Eisenhower, Bradley, Churchill and FDR in his speech echoing from the past.
Their voices are leaving us yet they cast a giant shadow across their Shining City as we remember the images of the struggles crossing that sacred beach. We feel the fear and hear their final cries to their mothers and fathers as they lie bleeding ten thousand miles from home as a young 18 year old and sit in awe of them. These boys represented all the soldiers, sailors and airmen who endured killing machines throughout the war and are a symbol for the sacrifice of a Generation who will not be repeated.
They make our sacrifices seem so minute in comparison. How do you compare stopping the most powerful countries in the world who want to enslave the entire planet to Global Warming? How do you even consider waiting for the ramp of a boat being dropped knowing the first five to ten rows will be killed vs homophobia or gender bias?
The good news is America still has these heroes blood running through its veins. Those cries on the Normandy beaches are still echoing and the sprint across the 100 yards of machine gun fire is still in its memory and their stories are being heard. Our fathers and grandfathers as boys fueled the Shining City on the Hill.
The group Forests for Oregon is recording their stories for future generations to remember Americas Greatest Generation as the latest one has been captured on You Tube so they will not be forgotten. Perhaps America can realize how precious and fragile freedom really is from their stories. You can go here to see the first installment of our WWII Vets and Holocaust Survivor series:
Pray for our Shining City on the Hill
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KIRSTEN GILLIBRANDS TOWN HALL
Why yes I did watch Mike Wallace sponsor Kirsten Gillibrands town hall aired on Fox news on Sunday 6/2/19.
Not that I have a life or anything.
I recalled that Gillibrand was the one who replaced Hillary Clinton as Senator from New York. Not that Hillary Clinton had any business being senator or anything.
But I digress.
As she ranted on and on I realized that this woman was the icon of a boring liberal.
First she went on and on about guns. She screamed that President Trump promised to make bump sticks illegal after the Vegas shooting. HE WENT BACK ON HIS WORD, Gillibrand screeched.
Indeed, as I realized, the world would be a better place without bump stocks.
Then she carried on like a banshee over the NRA, how they were out to destroy the world, how is they had their way babies would be given a gun at birth and told to use should another beat them at dodge ball.
Then she explained why she was once rated A by the NRA and now given an F-.
I wont bore you with her pathetic justification.
She went on to call Trump names and blame him for everything because if you have no issues always express a hatred for Trump. Then blame him for the disappearance of the yellow-bellied rabbits of the fruited plains.
Something else she handled very well like the dishonest politico she is. Every time someone asked a question she did not want to answer she immediately changed the subject. For sure she didnt want to speak affirmative to third-trimester abortion so she launched into the issue of women, their bodies, their shitheads who want them to have babies they dont want or abort in back allies.
She never said babies should not be killed after birth, much less the last trimester.
At one point she launched into a screed about Fox news but Chris Wallace, to his credit because of late ole Chris has been acting like his liberal father, ole Mike .Chris reminded her that Fox was her host of the day and it was a bit impolite to go attacking them on their own forum.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, impressed me about the woman. She verified that Al Franken deserved to resign which is why she asked him to resign. When further queried as to why she didnt demand Bill Clintons resignation during the Monica era what did she do?
OF COURSE! SHE CHANGED THE SUBJECT!
PRESIDENT TRUMP GOES TO ENGLAND
Been watching snippets of Trumps trip to England and its been a nice visual. First, Melania looked perfectly lovely, scrumptious.
The Trumps visited various historical sites in London and it was fascinating to watch.
That London mayor, what an awful, awful person he is. Almost as bad as Kirsten Gillibrand.
Story here is that there will be many thousands of paid protestors to descend in protest on London tomorrow, the day after this writing.
We shall see if the British still have the class they used to have.
PRESIDENT TRUMP COMES BEARING GIFTS
Compare class with no class, below.
The Trumps day with the royals included showering Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with gifts namely Tiffany jewels and a custom Air Force One jacket.
Americas first couple came bearing a silver and silk poppy brooch from Tiffany & Co. in a custom red leather White House jewelry box for her majesty, according to the White House. The queens husband received a personalized Air Force One jacket and a signed first edition autobiography of James Doolittle titled, I Could Never Be So Lucky Again.
Compare that to Obama's gift to the Queen: "While visiting the Queen, the Obama family gave her an iPod, prompting raised eyebrows from the British Press. The MP3 player came pre-loaded with photos from President Obamas inauguration and audio files of the presidents speech as a senator to the 2004 Democratic National Convention and his 2009 inauguration address."
WONDERFUL AND HONEST PROFESSIONAL SPY CHRISTOPHER STEELE TO BE QUESTIONED
No one is quite sure if President Trumps visit had anything to do with that. Steele is the fellow who started all this mess re Russian collusion and prostitutes peeing on the bed.
Former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier of salacious and unverified claims about the presidents ties to Russia, has agreed to be questioned by investigators from the United States, according to a report in Britain.
The Times (UK) cited sources close to Steele on Tuesday in reporting that the 54-year-old is set to be interviewed in London within weeks. The development comes as attention has returned to the dossier authored by Steele -- especially since its more sensational claims were not substantiated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose report found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.
The paper did not specifically say who Steele would be interviewed by.
POLITICAL CARTOON OF THE WEEK
Actually the president has a bad case of helmet hair in the picture but the media was all abuzz, calling it a new hairstyle.
Which it is not.
PRESIDENT TRUMPS MAGNIFICENT VISIT TO GREAT BRITAIN
Lord they carried on like nuts, the media, the protestors. And yet President Trumps visit to England was a huge success. The paid protestors were nothing-burgers and the celebrations were classy and sophisticated. No Meghan Markle was nowhere to be seen but first, she just recently had a baby, and second, what has the world lost by her absence?
The First Lady was picture-perfect, outfitted with class and beauty. She was by her husbands side on all public occasions, smiled and was polite.
The DDAY celebrations were wonderful, sometimes bringing me to tears of pride. And hey, that London Mayor, what a damn classy guy he is, huh?
America came to save Europe back in 1944 and save it we did.
Mayor Muslim Awful Guy can go to hell.
PARKLAND BRAVE SCHOOL RESOURCE SCOT PETERSON FACES ARREST FOR HIS BRAVERY
For 45 minutes this guy stood outside of the Stoneman Douglas High school and listened to those kids on the third floor were shot and killed in cold blood.
He was too scared to do that which a protective resource officer should have done, at least one with more than air between the legs. HE SHOULD HAVE RAN IN AND KILLED THE GUNMAN!!
It aint rocket science, folks.
I sob when I think of this guy doing nothing while those precious innocents got killed. And I thank God that somebody thinks he ought to pay a price.
Days after the February 14 massacre, footage surfaced of Peterson taking position near the 700 and 800 buildings at Stoneman Douglas High School, a spot he stayed at for more than 45 minutes. He was criticized by the Sheriff Scott Israel and others for not going in the nearby 1200 building when he heard gunshots.
In an arrest warrant affidavit, authorities say the gunman killed five students and one teacher and wounded three students and one teacher after Peterson arrived at the 1200 building, then moved 75 feet to another position.
It also says the gunman fired approximately 75 times after Peterson arrived.
The warrant says Peterson made a knowingly false statement to investigators by saying he only heard two or three shots when he arrived at the building.
Its time for the weekly
.NOT POLITICS BY PAT
WHAT ARE THOSE EXTRA CHARGES ON MY VISA?
.First question .I am occasionally teased to buy an item via Facebook, email or however. Like many, I might see something I like and I purchase.
I note when I get my bill, if charged to my Visa, that there is some kind of extra charge on it. The regular charge is on my bill, which I already knew to be the price including any shipping charges or taxes. But there is often, not always, another charge. Its not a lot of money, one or two dollars. Im thinking its some kind of overseas charge, maybe a tariff of which everybody speaks?
If anybody knows what it is, please let me know. Meanwhile I shall research.
.Pringles are nowhere near what we used to consider a potato chip. Despite, Ive taken a liking to them due to their neatness and ease of storage.
Now they have WAVY PRINGLES!!
Life is good.
.I had a recipe that required a cup of feta cheese in the ingredients. Folks, dont cook with feta cheese. Replace with mozzarella, cheddar .some other cheese. Because the feta gets all white, pasty and ugly. It looks like cottage cheese and I cant imagine a dish of shrimp, rice and cottage cheese.
..Yes I think that the Bachelor(ette) series is a bit stupid. But I like to watch, to guess who is who, who is going to pick who, who shouldnt pick who.
Maybe its a female thing.
But recently they had a show that had a group date where the guys were subject to .eh, giving birth?
I dont know how they did it but each guy had to lie upon some kind of hospital gurney with an object placed upon his stomach. Somehow the guy would feel a jolt of pain, I know not how but it was not fake. It was, however, damn uncomfortable to watch.
I know that lots of women express a desire for a male to experience the pain of childbirth, although mostly meant in jest. I suspect that the guys feeling the pain are given some kind of electrical jolt. Their reaction to the pain was not faked, one could tell.
Still and so .I am not sure this is such a good idea. These guys are not experiencing the amazing joy of having a baby to hold after all the pain.
You cant make this stuff up.
He used to be one of my favorite authors and writers. The Stand was one of the best books I ever read. Yes, King tended to be wordy but so am I? Whats your point?
Now I am to understand that Stephen King is some goofball liberal and loves to bash our President.
Hey Steve .once a subject of my writing admiration ..GO TO HELL!!
D-DAY MEMORIES AND PRESIDENT TRUMP GOES TO PRISON
I was very moved by the recent 75th DDay memorials. Old grainy black and white videos filmed some of the horror of that day. The thought of those young mostly drafted soldiers jumping into waist-high waters as the bullets of machine guns rained down upon them made me gasp.
Of course I know about Dday, we all do. Perhaps because it is the 75th anniversary of the event, but this year it seemed especially dramatic. Then again it could be that the current President did a wonderful job of visiting the continent that America saved.
But how about our beloved Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi? She thinks the president should be put in prison.
What has happened to our country that our Speaker of the House should suggest the lawfully elected president should be imprisoned?
Please God, let these people act like classy people once in a while.
WEEKLY POLITICS BY PAT EDITORIAL
As I watched President Trump attending various ceremonies in England and France this past week a brilliant flash filled my head.
First of all, as time goes on, it is more and more being discovered that the entire Russian collusion investigation was begun and orchestrated by the Clintons.
Yes, President Obama probably knew about the grand scheme to prevent Trump from becoming president or, if he was elected, to remove him from office.
The will of the people be damned.
And it might be a bit mean but havent those people done enough damage? Not only are they trying to bring down the president, even with a lengthy and expensive investigation, they still wont let the president govern.
So I smile as I ponder how angry Hillary Clinton has to be, watching Trump greet heads of governments, give passionate speeches, enjoy the glory of being President of the United States.
Well the witch should have campaigned in those states she thought were not worth the bother, like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Florida.
She shouldnt be paying the tab by wresting the duly elected head of our country per HER wishes.
So she watched the true winner enjoy the sunshine and I bet shes drinking vodka by the gallon.
Nancy Pelosi, you bitter hag and my childhood acquaintance, you are as bitter and angry as life-long loser Hillary.
Sat Week End Giggle
DEMOCRATS BEGGING TRUMP NOT TO SPEAK ON FOURTH OF JULY
There hasnt been much talk about this but I saw it on Fox and Friends yesterday morning and I believe my ears and eyes.
Scuttlebutt has it that President Trump will speak at the National Mall on the 4th of July. I dont know who the guest was by name by she was identified as a Democrat. It was then reported that the Democrats sent Trump a letter asking him not to speak, PLEASE do not speak.
Did you hear his speech to the Boy Scouts? she repeated several times. Well I dont remember any speech to the boy scouts and Im a political junkee. Not that Im proud of that.
The 4th of July is a day for celebration, fireworks and picnics, the guest said.
What the hell, now theyre mad the President has the audacity to give a speech on the 4th of July.
I SAY PUT HIM IN PRISON!!!!
Keep an ear out for how these people make this into a big deal.
The American president giving a speech on the 4th of July.
MEXICO TO TAKE MIGRANTS BACK TO THEIR HOME COUNTRY ITSELF.
President Trump is scheduled to smack a tariff on Mexico of 5%, effective this upcoming Monday.
Mexico is working hard to keep the immigrants from flooding our borders.
Because the Democrats dont want the man to succeed at anything even if it means allowing an invasion of our country or banning the president from speaking on the 4th of July.
Trump is trying everything but this looks like it might work.
Mexico is allegedly sending soldiers to the border of Mexico and Guatamala to stop them from even entering Mexico. I am also hearing that Mexico is going to fly those back to their home countries if already en route.
The Democrats howled like banshees over the threat of the tariff and the Republicans have air between the legs so they kept quiet.
Folks, we need somebody out there to represent we, the people.
We dont mind immigrants entering the country but goodness, cant we at least make sure that they arent drug dealers, maybe get their names?
Trump will win this and in 2020, there will be far fewer elected Democrats and Republicans with air between the legs.
Where is IG report from DOJ? When will Durham issue indictments? Yes, patience has some virtue but President Trump’s term will be over before anything gets going.
Manifort is in Riker’s Hell Hole in a further attempt to break him to compose false narratives against the President.
The state prosecutors in NY are still out of control. Can’t Rudy sway some influence?
And Brennan still holds his security clearance despite Trump ordering it terminated. And he openly calls for IC deep staters to reject Trump’s and Barr’s orders.
Good morning, Pat!
Thank you for your weekly wrap up! Great, as always, feature on our thread.
IDK, Shalom. It is frustrating...
Still, after all their efforts, Trump is still standing, and Hillary is still not President.
We move on to yet another presidential victory with Trump telling the Mexicon govt. and the cartels who run the govt. that unless they stop the caravans at Mexicos Southern border they will get penalized 5% a month up to 25% until they do. Since 80% of what mexico makes(excluding drugs) comes to us it got their attention.
Mexico can't live on drug money, tourism, and oil alone they need a few exports to pay all that graft and corruption to the cartel.So they stopped or are in the process of cleaning up their Southern border.
They already know if they try and back out of the deal that Trump will slap on the tariff.That's what happens when you have a real potus who puts America first.
Here's one we don't ever want to see courtesy of powerline:
I agree with you about that big deal -allegedly- IG report.
What the hell is that guy doing?
We got the Mueller report and the lame attempts to keep beating on our president.
We need those Republicans to take a stand.
Okay for my rant....I suspect there’s a lot going on behind the scenes.
AND GET THIS....
....guess who’s testifying before congress tomorrow. JOHN DEAN!
One of the biggest nothing-burgers on the planet.
I’ve read a bunch on Watergate, another silent coup to unseat a sitting president.
Nixon....he was a good guy. But he wasn’t the smartest bulb in the lamp.
Love that picture.
Super edit, Bray...
Some things I noticed this week...
I can enjoy a movie about a conscientious objector and have it be apolitical and it didn’t piss me off...Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge was stellar and a great WWII movie.
A video exists of two abortionist murderers playing with dead babies, God’s precious unborn, ...I have now seen everything.
Oberlin Communist College lost $2M in a lawsuit.
My president PDJT spun the dems and world order like one of those $500 precision tops in the Mexico deal.
PDJT kicked the Fed’s butt and made the PhDs there cry like babies.
Turning Point hosted like 1400 conservative women.
CNNMSNBCCBSABCFOXCNBCBLOOMBERGVOXAXIOS are like that frayed, threadbare blanket that only the dog sleeps on...you can see through it...it is done but hasn’t reached the trashcan in a burned down building yet.
The U.K.has seen truth live, away from CNN international and tide is turning.
Podestas are still MIA, as is Epstein...awfully quiet in Jarrett-Obamaville, too.
I am so not tired of winning.
Looks like Kirsten Gillibrands daddy may be in for some hard times....
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s father has ties to a sex cult whose leader was just arrested at a luxury villa in Mexico and deported back to the US to face labor and sex trafficking charges
Gillibrand’s father Doug Rutnik has tied to alleged sex cult leader Keith Raniere
Rutnik was hired as a lobbyist for Raniere in 2004 and was later sued by him
Raniere, 57, was arrested in Mexico on Sunday and extradited to Texas and charged with sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy
He is the leader of a secretive group called NXIVM headquartered in Albany
The group has been described by former members as a ‘sex cult’ that brandishes and brainwashes women
Raniere left the US last year after details of women being branded with his initials were made public
McConnell and Romney should be kicked out of the Party with their undermining the President on Mexico. We know Romney has ties to that country it is just how deep.
Looks like Meet the DePressed is the only one worth watching.
Thanks,had to use it could not “resist”!
Exactly Kentucky has their chance and its right now.THey need to get someone better than Matt Bevin to go up against McConnell in the upcoming KY primaries.I can’t believe there is no former military guy or gal with a good record who can’t get the job done against Mitch the _itch.
Raise you hand if you knew that McConnell has already used the nuclear option twice! Why not use it all the time!!!
By Allan Smith and Alex Seitz-Wald
For the second time in Donald Trump’s presidency, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has triggered what is known as the “nuclear option.”
On Wednesday, McConnell used Senate procedural tactics to bypass a 60-vote threshold required to overcome opposition to slashing the debate time for lower-level executive branch nominations, enabling him to do so with just a simple 51-vote majority, largely along party lines. Later Wednesday, McConnell used the same move to shorten debate time for district court nominations.
McConnell is pulling the lever on the nuclear option to make it so that non-Cabinet-level executive and district court nominations need only two hours of floor debate rather than the existing 30 hours of debate before a final confirmation vote is held.
Republicans tried to pass a resolution requiring as much on Tuesday, but the measure got just 51 of the 60 votes required for adoption.
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