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1  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Islam in Europe and pre-emptive dhimmitude on: March 26, 2017, 07:34:02 PM
Is that fair GM?  Are they not doing what we here have asked of them?
2  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / No death spiral and here is why on: March 26, 2017, 07:32:19 PM
Second post

http://www.aei.org/publication/the-little-death-spiral-that-couldnt/?utm_source=paramount&utm_medium=email&utm_content=AEITODAY&utm_campaign=032217
3  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / No Dems yet for Gorsuch on: March 26, 2017, 07:24:19 PM
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/325515-the-hills-whip-list-where-dems-stand-on-trumps-supreme-court-nominee
4  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Brit Muslim women condemn on: March 26, 2017, 07:18:37 PM
http://metro.co.uk/2017/03/26/women-gather-on-westminster-bridge-to-condemn-abhorrent-attack-6535415/
5  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / An example of why Infowars is not welcome here on: March 26, 2017, 07:13:03 PM
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/infowars-apologizes-for-pizzagate-coverage/article/2618409?custom_click=rss
6  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Pravda on the Beach on the Huntington Beach scuffle on: March 26, 2017, 07:07:40 PM
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-trump-rally-20170325-story.html

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17523306_10211108378237633_1697151899612656604_n.jpg?oh=e0ed94ef6f31a8cafe98008a25e9d1e4&oe=5957FFFE

7  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Media, Ministry of Truth Issues on: March 26, 2017, 06:53:40 PM
FWIW apparently Koppel has written a pretty good book on our serious vulnerabilities to Cyberwar, EMP, etc.
8  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Reality hits The Wall on: March 26, 2017, 06:49:09 PM
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445973/donald-trump-border-wall-coming-big-bend-national-park?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Trending%20Email%20Reoccurring-%20Monday%20to%20Thursday%202017-03-22&utm_term=NR5PM%20Actives
9  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Koppel vs Hannity on: March 26, 2017, 04:26:39 PM
http://www.someecards.com/entertainment/tv/ted-koppel-sean-hannity-bad-for-america/
10  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Make me a German on: March 26, 2017, 03:35:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bTKSin4JN4
11  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Iran: Russkis gave codes to Israelis to foil AA missiles it bought from Russia on: March 26, 2017, 03:23:07 PM
If true  shocked cheesy cheesy

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a25779/iran-complains-russia-sold-out-its-air-defenses-to-israel/
12  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / His Glibness-- two months after office on: March 26, 2017, 02:56:44 PM


https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/two-months-out-of-office-barack-obama-is-having-a-post-presidency-like-no-other/2017/03/24/6b4d1c05-f4a8-462b-ad7f-664ac35d0c06_story.html?utm_term=.fb8de7765700&wpisrc=nl_&wpmm=1
13  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / An American in Germany on: March 26, 2017, 02:43:18 PM
https://matadornetwork.com/life/9-american-habits-i-lost-when-i-moved-to-germany/1/
14  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Armed lefty demo on: March 26, 2017, 02:35:16 PM
second post

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/lemons-gun-totin-left-wingers-demonstrate-trump-rally-bloodshed-on-the-horizon-9192965
15  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Politics of Health Care on: March 26, 2017, 02:28:10 PM
Bill developed behind closed doors with a couple of add-ons patched on. Ryan introduced the bill before the CBO had scored it.  CBO's number of 24 million to lose coverage was devastating (also assertion the Ocare was not imploding)-- Reps had no political response.  Sec HHS Price said next to nothing about what he would do for Phase Two and no one said anything specific about Phase Three.  The bill had 17% support from the public.

Now the devastation that comes should be laid at the feet of those responsible for Ocare.

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https://alibertarianfuture.com/big-government/healthcare-obamacare/house-freedom-caucus-endorsed-rand-paul-obamacare-replacement-bill/

16  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Trumpers kick ass of SJW types who pepper sprayed their rally's organizer on: March 26, 2017, 02:23:23 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4349390/Violence-breaks-pro-Trump-rally-California.html
17  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Father and son on: March 26, 2017, 08:35:59 AM
https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/03/24/after-promising-not-donald-talk-business-with-father-eric-trump-says-president-give-him-financial-reports/#32e39f8a359a
18  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Dems: Russian hack was act of war on: March 26, 2017, 08:24:15 AM
http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/325606-democrats-step-up-calls-that-russian-hack-was-act-of-war
19  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Mississippi reforms civil forfeiture on: March 26, 2017, 08:02:13 AM

March 24, 2017 7:23 p.m. ET
12 COMMENTS

As liberals howl that Republican states have become redoubts of right-wing radicalism, it’s worth highlighting a civil forfeiture reform backed by the ACLU that Mississippi GOP Governor Phil Bryant signed last week with bipartisan legislative support.

Amid a broader push to rationalize criminal justice, many states are reviewing their civil forfeiture laws that allow law enforcement agencies to seize property they suspect to be related to a crime without actually having to obtain a conviction or even submit charges. Police and prosecutors can auction off the property and keep the proceeds to pad their budgets.

If the defendant is later found innocent, it can take years to repossess the confiscated property. Since the legal expenses may exceed the property’s value, many don’t bother trying. Perverse incentives also create a huge potential for abuse. Prosecutors might agree to reduce charges if defendants don’t contest their forfeited property. Police could seize items with high resale values and then conjure a criminal connection. In 2015 the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics snatched ATVs, flat-screen TVs, boat motors, 18-wheelers, tablets and even power drills.

Like many states, Mississippi required little accountability by law enforcement. In one case, a woman’s furniture was seized on suspicion that the items were purchased by her boyfriend with drug proceeds. After the charges were dismissed, most of the furniture save a couch were returned. What happened to the couch remains a mystery.

Mississippi’s reforms, which were pushed by the Institute for Justice and had nearly unanimous support in the legislature, would curb the most egregious abuses. Law enforcers would have to obtain a seizure warrant within 72 hours and prosecute within 30 days, so they couldn’t take property while trying to formulate a case. Agencies would also be required to publish a description of the seized property along with its value and petitions contesting the forfeiture to an online public database.

Although agencies won’t have to account for how they spend the forfeiture windfall, the public will finally be able to police misconduct by law enforcement in criminal raids. That’s something even liberals can cheer.

Appeared in the Mar. 25, 2017, print edition
20  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Norks going after banks on: March 26, 2017, 07:47:21 AM

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/25/technology/north-korea-hackers-global-banks.html?emc=edit_th_20170326&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=49641193&_r=0
21  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / CNN rumint on Flynn on: March 26, 2017, 07:44:56 AM
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/cnn-analyst-sources-say-mike-flynn-has-turned-on-trump-and-become-witness-for-the-fbi/

Whoops!

http://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2017/03/26/never-mind-cnn-analyst-juliette-kayyem-clarifies-on-michael-flynn-fbi-deal-theory/
22  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / POTH: Month 13 for Syrian refugees in Canada on: March 26, 2017, 12:33:19 AM
Very interesting:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/25/world/canada/syrian-refugees.html?emc=edit_ta_20170325&nl=top-stories&nlid=49641193&ref=cta
23  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Pravda on the Hudson reviews FOX on: March 26, 2017, 12:22:05 AM
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/25/business/media/fox-news.html?emc=edit_ta_20170325&nl=top-stories&nlid=49641193&ref=cta&_r=0
24  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Simple Chart challenges Climate Change Theory on: March 26, 2017, 12:01:00 AM
http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/simple-chart-destroys-the-liberal-climate-change-scam?utm_source=FBLC&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=LC
25  DBMA Espanol / Espanol Discussion / Dos Entrevistas de DBMA en Espanol on: March 25, 2017, 09:09:19 PM


http://dogbrothers.com/interview-with-guro-crafty/

http://dogbrothers.com/introduction/
26  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / WSJ: Russians moving into Libya on: March 25, 2017, 12:02:56 PM
Baraq-Hillary smart power at work:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/nato-official-sounds-alarm-on-russia-libya-role-1490458620


By Laurence Norman
March 25, 2017 12:17 p.m. ET
0 COMMENTS

BRUSSELS—Russia’s role in Libya is causing growing concern at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a senior official said Saturday, with the Kremlin appearing to throw its support behind Gen. Khalifa Haftar, a rival of the United Nations-backed coalition government in Tripoli.

“I am very concerned about Russian forces seemingly gathering to influence the situation there. It troubles me very much,” said Rose Gottemoeller, a deputy secretary general at NATO.

Speaking at the Brussels Forum annual foreign policy conference, she noted that Russia had backed the United Nations Security Council resolution aimed at gathering international support behind the fragile national unity government. However, she said it seemed that “there was a decision made in the Kremlin to simply toss out that” resolution.
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“The fact that they have turned to the General now—to General Haftar—and they’re putting an emphasis on working with him…that’s not the attempt at establishing a government of national unity that was established by the UN Security Council resolution,” she told reporters later.

European countries have lobbied Russia to use its influence with Gen. Haftar, who has received support from Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, to get him to reconcile with the UN-backed Tripoli Government of National Accord, led by Faiez Serraj.

“I actually hope we could get Russia to recommit to the UN Security Council resolution,” Ms. Gottemoeller said. “They voted for it and they are a respected member of the UN Security Council. Why are they suddenly heading off in another direction?”

Gen. Haftar, seen by critics as a would-be autocrat in the mold of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, has traveled to Moscow twice in the past eight years and has requested weaponry, people close to the Kremlin have said, despite a U.N. arms embargo.

Moscow says it maintains contact with all sides in Libya in the interest of finding a political solution to divisions in the country. Russia has denied that it has sent any Russian soldiers to aid Gen. Haftar’s Libyan National Army, which controls much of the eastern part of the country.

Ms. Gottemoeller cited media reports suggesting Russia was building up forces in Egypt, near Libya. The Russian Defense Ministry declined to comment on her remarks.

Washington has largely kept its distance from Gen. Haftar, who has had links to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and was part of an effort to oust Gadhafi in the late 1980s.

U.S. forces in Libya have focused on fighting Islamic State. They have conducted aerial strikes and last year U.S.-backed forces ousted Islamic State from the coastal city of Sirte, the group’s stronghold.

The Government of National Accord sent a request to NATO in February for help to improve its security and defenses.

NATO had agreed at a summit last year that it would offer support to the government, which Europe wants as a bulwark against migration from the North African country.

Ms. Gottemoeller said the alliance is “looking for ways to help” build up national institutions in the country, possibly through training the national army. NATO is also working with the EU in a naval operation in the Mediterranean to help fight migrant-smuggling gangs.

—Thomas Grove in Moscow contributed to this article.

Write to Laurence Norman at laurence.norman@wsj.com
27  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Cognitive Dissonance of the Republicans on: March 24, 2017, 11:07:04 PM
" (Famous people caught reading the forum.)"

We have our moments grin
28  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Peter Hoekstra (former House Intel Chairman): Did Obama Abuse Raw Intelligence? on: March 24, 2017, 11:06:21 PM
Did Obama Abuse Raw Intelligence?

I couldn’t have seen those transcripts when I led the House intel committee.
By Peter Hoekstra chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, 2004-07.
March 23, 2017 6:56 p.m. ET
WSJ

It was remarkable when Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, revealed Wednesday that Trump campaign officials were caught up in the inadvertent collection of intelligence. Read between the lines with a clear understanding of the intelligence community, and it’s positively astonishing.

Starting with the premise of Mr. Nunes’s announcement, there’s evidence to show that communications involving people connected with the Trump transition were collected by America’s intelligence apparatus. We don’t know the particulars, but it could include conversations between Trump transition staff and foreign officials whose conversations were subject to intelligence monitoring.

Things begin to get a little frightening when we learn that this inadvertent collection of Trump staff conversations was followed up with transcriptions of those conversations and the disclosure (or unmasking) of the persons involved in the conversation. These transcripts would be considered raw intelligence reports.

When I was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, I was routinely involved in briefings as a member of the “Gang of Eight”—both parties’ leaders in the House and Senate and on the intelligence committees. I cannot recall how many times I asked to see raw intelligence reporting and was refused because that stuff is just not made available to policy makers.

But according to Mr. Nunes, such information made its way to the Obama White House before Inauguration Day. Few if any people working in the White House would ever need to see raw intelligence. Like intelligence committee members, they are typically consumers of intelligence products, not raw intelligence.

The raw transcripts of masked persons—or unmasked persons, or U.S. persons who can be easily identified—making their way to the White House is very likely unprecedented. One can only imagine who, at that point, might be reading these reports. Valerie Jarrett? Susan Rice? Ben Rhodes? The president himself? We don’t know, and the people who do aren’t talking at the moment.

Then we have the testimony earlier this week from FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Adm. Mike Rogers. Mr. Comey said there was no basis to support the tweet from President Trump that his “wires” had been tapped by Barack Obama. What he didn’t say—and wasn’t asked—was whether information was collected on Trump staff by other means. Mr. Trump was a little inarticulate in the context of Twitter’s 140-character limit, but it seems he got the general picture right.

Then there’s Mr. Comey’s testimony that the FBI had been investigating Trump staff for eight months. It almost certainly included surveillance; an investigation without surveillance would approach farcical.

Adm. Rogers told the House Intelligence Committee that there are strict controls in place for masking and unmasking the identities of people caught up in the inadvertent collection of information and the distribution of this kind of material. It now appears he either misled the committee or doesn’t know what’s happening inside his own agency. If Mr. Nunes is right, the rules either weren’t followed or were much less stringent than Adm. Rogers let on.

Last, and rather damningly, I believe that Mr. Comey and Adm. Rogers would have to have known that raw transcripts of captured conversations that included members of the Trump team were at the White House. It is inconceivable that people in those positions of power would not know. While this may not be criminal, it is at least a cause for them to be fired.

My greatest concern—the one that keeps me awake at night—is that the awesome powers of our intelligence community might have been corrupted for political purposes. While we’re not witnessing broad, Stasi-style surveillance of citizens, it’s clear there have been serious errors of judgment and action among our otherwise professional intelligence community. This is truly scary. We have to learn the entire truth before anyone, in or out of Congress, can again have confidence in our intelligence community.

Mr. Hoekstra, a Michigan Republican, was chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, 2004-07.
29  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / WSJ: Woolsey accuses Flynn on: March 24, 2017, 11:00:01 PM
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ex-cia-director-mike-flynn-and-turkish-officials-discussed-removal-of-erdogan-foe-from-u-s-1490380426
30  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Sign this CA petition on: March 24, 2017, 01:13:55 PM
https://act.nraila.org/takeaction.aspx?AlertID=1586
31  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Canada: Fool! Not when there are cameras! on: March 24, 2017, 12:55:16 AM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/imam-sermon-montreal-mosque-1.4037397
32  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Male Physical Decline, masculinity threatened on: March 24, 2017, 12:51:35 AM
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439040/male-physical-decline-masculinity-threatened?utm_content=buffer0774d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=Stacey+Dash
33  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / This may be what he wanted alll along; seems a sound play to me on: March 23, 2017, 09:14:43 PM
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/325568-trump-tells-gop-to-take-it-or-leave-it-on-obamacare-repeal
34  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Brit SAS given hit list on: March 23, 2017, 09:00:23 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/sas-special-forces-hit-list-iraq-syria-isis-terrorist-attacks-drones-a7400756.html
35  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Tillerson orders increase in vetting criteria on: March 23, 2017, 07:38:41 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/us/politics/visa-extreme-vetting-rex-tillerson.html?emc=edit_na_20170323&nl=breaking-news&nlid=49641193&ref=cta&_r=0
36  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Kristoff: Smell of Treason in the Air on: March 23, 2017, 07:19:41 PM
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/%E2%80%98there%E2%80%99s-a-smell-of-treason-in-the-air%E2%80%99/ar-BByCgjM?li=BBnb7Kz

PS:  He forgot to mention Teddy Kennedy and the Russians in 1979 or '80 and the accusations against Reagan with the Iranians in 1980.
37  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / I did not see that coming , , , on: March 23, 2017, 12:59:52 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/us/jcc-bomb-threats.html?emc=edit_na_20170323&nl=breaking-news&nlid=49641193&ref=cta&_r=0
38  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / Re: Parenting Issues on: March 23, 2017, 12:27:54 PM
Outstanding work DDF!
39  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Gen. James N. Mattis on: March 23, 2017, 12:25:56 PM
The particular candidates seem to be particularly bad.

We here have all raved about Mattis and readily agreed about the short than usual list of Reps, but this is disconcerting and bears watching.
40  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Impartiality of federal judge who blocked Trump EO #2 questioned on: March 23, 2017, 12:24:08 PM
Having given it a look, I paste this from another thread even though it is Breitbart:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/21/impartiality-of-federal-judge-who-blocked-trump-eo-may-be-in-question/
41  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / SCOTUS Rules cell phones are protected by 4th on: March 23, 2017, 12:20:13 PM
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/supreme-court-cell-phone-privacy-searches
42  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Science, Culture, & Humanities / SCOTUS Rules cell phones are protected by 4th on: March 23, 2017, 12:19:51 PM
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/supreme-court-cell-phone-privacy-searches
43  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / WTF Gen. James N. Mattis?!? on: March 23, 2017, 01:07:43 AM
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/mattis-defense-hill-republicans-obama-236329
44  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / FBI leaking more about its investigation on: March 23, 2017, 12:58:53 AM
http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/325346-fbi-has-info-suggesting-coordination-between-trump-aides-russia
45  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: The Trump Transition/Administration on: March 22, 2017, 11:40:26 AM
I just posted a harsh WSJ editorial about Trump, but on this one, I agree with Trump.  Judges are NOT above criticism!
46  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / WSJ: A President's Credibility on: March 22, 2017, 11:38:59 AM

March 21, 2017 7:28 p.m. ET
2126 COMMENTS

If President Trump announces that North Korea launched a missile that landed within 100 miles of Hawaii, would most Americans believe him? Would the rest of the world? We’re not sure, which speaks to the damage that Mr. Trump is doing to his Presidency with his seemingly endless stream of exaggerations, evidence-free accusations, implausible denials and other falsehoods.

The latest example is Mr. Trump’s refusal to back off his Saturday morning tweet of three weeks ago that he had “found out that [Barack] Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory” on Election Day. He has offered no evidence for his claim, and a parade of intelligence officials, senior Republicans and Democrats have since said they have seen no such evidence.

Yet the President clings to his assertion like a drunk to an empty gin bottle, rolling out his press spokesman to make more dubious claims. Sean Spicer—who doesn’t deserve this treatment—was dispatched last week to repeat an assertion by a Fox News commentator that perhaps the Obama Administration had subcontracted the wiretap to British intelligence.

That bungle led to a public denial from the British Government Communications Headquarters, and British news reports said the U.S. apologized. But then the White House claimed there was no apology. For the sake of grasping for any evidence to back up his original tweet, and the sin of pride in not admitting error, Mr. Trump had his spokesman repeat an unchecked TV claim that insulted an ally.

The wiretap tweet is also costing Mr. Trump politically as he hands his opponents a sword. Mr. Trump has a legitimate question about why the U.S. was listening to his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and who leaked news of his meeting with the Russian ambassador. But that question never gets a hearing because the near-daily repudiation of his false tweet is a bigger media story.

FBI director James Comey also took revenge on Monday by joining the queue of those saying the bureau has no evidence to back up the wiretap tweet. Mr. Comey even took the unusual step of confirming that the FBI is investigating ties between the Trump election campaign and Russia.

Mr. Comey said he could make such a public admission only in “unusual circumstances,” but why now? Could the wiretap tweet have made Mr. Comey angry because it implied the FBI was involved in illegal surveillance? Mr. Trump blundered in keeping Mr. Comey in the job after the election, but now the President can’t fire the man leading an investigation into his campaign even if he wants to.

All of this continues the pattern from the campaign that Mr. Trump is his own worst political enemy. He survived his many false claims as a candidate because his core supporters treated it as mere hyperbole and his opponent was untrustworthy Hillary Clinton. But now he’s President, and he needs support beyond the Breitbart cheering section that will excuse anything. As he is learning with the health-care bill, Mr. Trump needs partners in his own party to pass his agenda. He also needs friends abroad who are willing to trust him when he asks for support, not least in a crisis.

This week should be dominated by the smooth political sailing for Mr. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and the progress of health-care reform on Capitol Hill. These are historic events, and success will show he can deliver on his promises. But instead the week has been dominated by the news that he was repudiated by his own FBI director.

Two months into his Presidency, Gallup has Mr. Trump’s approval rating at 39%. No doubt Mr. Trump considers that fake news, but if he doesn’t show more respect for the truth most Americans may conclude he’s a fake President.

Appeared in the Mar. 22, 2017, print edition.
47  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Things heating up in skies over Syria on: March 22, 2017, 01:00:39 AM
https://news.vice.com/story/israel-warns-it-will-destroy-syrias-air-defense-if-they-dare-to-attack-israeli-jets-again
48  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Demographics on: March 22, 2017, 12:05:59 AM
Pithily stated!
49  Politics, Religion, Science, Culture and Humanities / Politics & Religion / Re: Homeland Security, Border Protection, and American Freedom on: March 22, 2017, 12:05:26 AM
I heard the Brits are doing the same thing , , ,
50  DBMA Martial Arts Forum / Martial Arts Topics / Re: Self Intro on: March 22, 2017, 12:02:27 AM
Woof Ian:

Welcome aboard!

For the gang on the Politics forum, please post here as well:

http://dogbrothers.com/phpBB2/index.php?topic=961.msg7530#msg7530
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