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February 07, 2020



Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

Another win just in. Nervous Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in Congress sued me, thrown out. This one unanimous, in the D.C. Circuit.
Witch Hunt!


It is indeed a good day!


Carrying over from the other thread




Posted without comment.


TM: Reading it all risks a schadenfreude overdose; this may be a safe amount

Not for me LOL. I was unable to avoid schadenfreude even with that carefully measured dose ...


clearing the table for buttgag as savior (from Bernie)

MarketWatch @MarketWatch

Donny Deutsch: Elizabeth Warren’s problem in the polls is that she’s strident and unlikable


The comparison between Trump2016 and Bernie2020 is of course not new. Both were loathed by the party establishment but buoyed by enthusiastic supporters. Both ran in very crowded fields that tended to split the opposition.

But I think too much can be made of the parallels. I don’t think Bernie has the charisma and I think the Dem establishment will — perhaps with the Trump experience in mind — take stronger measures to make sure that Comrade Sanders does not drag the party down to defeat in November.

Whatever happens on the Dem side, it is going to be interesting.


Henry -

Yeah, the Democrats would NEVER nominate a strident and unlike able (and fundamentally dishonest) woman.


Theo, the Dems didn't call Hillary by those terms in '16


Link for live stream of President Trump in North Carolina:



Oh My. Is this real?



Coverage Of Mitt Romney’s Impeachment Vote Is A Case Study In Media Bias

“It is so rare to see someone take a stand the way Mitt Romney did. It deserves to be seen,” CNN’s Don Lemon said, going on to wonder if there is “still a place, for that kind of person, that kind of character, that kind of stature in America’s politics.”

Brooke Baldwin, another CNN anchor, was also in awe of Romney’s incredulous grandstanding.

“Wow, that was extraordinary. That was a moment we haven’t seen very often from a member of the U.S. government,” Baldwin said. “That was pure honesty and emotion from Mitt Romney.”

“How Romney’s Vote To Convict Trump Paid Homage To His Rabble-Rousing Republican Father,” read a news headline in the Washington Post.

Article compares this to the coverage of the 2 dems who voted against impeachment in the House.

Thomas Collins

Biden is not strong enough to overcome an Iowa like performance in NH. He already has $$ problems, which will be compounded by a third or fourth place finish in NH. NH will also be Warren's last stand. Look for a Comrade-Hoosier Daddy barnburner in NH, with those two the most realistic winners of the nomination (although Small Soda Mike and his funds could hang on for awhile, and The Hill and her crew will still be attempting to maneuver to a second ballot).

As far as Trump and the economy goes, Trump's poll numbers after magnificient economic news being reported in the last few weeks indicates that the number of true persuadables is more like that Professor Bitecofer's 6% than the conventional wisdom 14% or 15%. Whether it's the Comrade, Hoosier Daddy, Small Soda or The Hill as the Dem nominee (it's probably down to those four, with Small Soda on the list only because he can spend with no "salary cap"), election day promises to be a tight one.



He signs great too!

Comanche Voter

History will repeat itself. The Dems will find a way to shaft Bernie in 2020--like they did in 2016.

Not that I care--I encourage them to do it. When the DNC is digging a hole, don't stop them.

John S

I don't see how Bloomberg can buy his way to the nomination, but if he does, it will be an interesting campaign. in the past, Dems like Kerry and Obama have bragged about their love of guns and provided video to prove it. I am trying to imagine Mini Mike holding a 12 gauge to his shoulder for the cameras. I don't see it happening. He is too wedded to taking away our guns as well as our Big Gulps.


SOUNDS not signs. Yikes, I'm quickly becoming a moron.


When you've lost McAwful...

Francis Brennan (Text TRUMP to 88022) @FrancisBrennan

Former DNC Chair Terry McAuliffe:

"We're trying to take on Donald Trump and we’re trying to say we can run the government and yet we can’t count 170,000 votes."



From henry's 1:35:

Alex Roarty@Alex_Roarty · 41m

also seems like if Democrats lose this election a big chunk of the party is going to point to that first debate in Miami as the day the party started to lose its grip on victory. Gets mentioned often in conversations and referenced by Carville again here

Considering that was one of the first debates it's pretty clear you never had a "grip on victory" dude.


Is it just me or is our gracious host sounding recently as if he may have finally boarded the Trump Train? :)


s/b *the* first debate

Thomas Collins

The RealClearPolitics average of final POTUS polls in 2016 was well within the usual deviation. There is no reason to believe things will be any different this year. Trump will probably outperform the polls in the aggregate by about 2 percent, perhaps more in some states.



Ah, she found Wisconsin this time.

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna

The Iowa App and the Clinton Cabal: Wisconsin Democrats were clients, too! wsj.com/articles/the-i… @SenRonJohnson


So the "unbiased" media cheers on anyone who HATES or tries to destroy POTUS DJT and DISENFRANCHISE 63 MILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLION VOTERS. Romney who they HATED when he ran, is now their hero.
These fuxstix don't even recognize their own lunatic behavior.
And after the relentless attacks on DJT, he isn't allowed to strike back or gloat???


Sounds like his portfolio is way up, Porch.




As far as Trump and the economy goes, Trump's poll numbers after magnificient economic news being reported in the last few weeks indicates that the number of true persuadables is more like that Professor Bitecofer's 6% than the conventional wisdom 14% or 15%.

I don't think I agree, TC. The economy good news has been overshadowed until recently by peach mints. The re-election campaign has only barely begun.

Also, I'm not convinced the polls mean anything (yet). Obama's approval in February 2012 in the RCP average was 47.3 (46.8 disapproval). He won easily in November.

We'll see how it shapes up, but the recordbreaking turnout for Trump in Iowa (in combination with low Dem turnout) tells me it might not be close at all.

John S

Given that CA has Trump at -29, New York has him at -22 and ILL has him at -19, if you take these lost states out of the polls, you can add 5.5% to his national average. That doesn't guarantee that he is ahead in all the crucial states, but it is a better way to think about how he is doing.


does this DC circuit court dismissal of MOLL-U-MINTS "case" bode well for future attempts by the USG to try and fry Swamp Coup brigades?

Tom R

More winning


The video from before the SOTU and not in synch with the headline.

Thomas Collins

I agree, Porchlight, that the economic news has been overshadowed by "peach mints" (a phrase I love). I think Oligarch Media and Dems will come up with more tricks to keep Dem voters from seriously considering voting for Trump. No all voters, but enough to prevent an Obama type 2012 victory.

On the other hand, even if Bitecofer is correct, if Trump can get 2/3 of the 6% persuadables, it's probably curtains for any Dem chances.


TC, the final polling tightened quite a bit in 2016 as the election approached, as expected. Pollsters aren't that stupid.

Would be more instructive IMO to compare February 2020 polling to February 2016 polling and watch how Trump moved closer to Hillary between February and November of 2016.

He's starting off in 2020 ahead or almost even with most of the Dem candidates so there's no reason to think he can't easily overtake the eventual nominee between now and December, perhaps by quite a bit.

Besides, as much as I hate Hillary, all the current candidates are far more disastrous than she was in terms of national appeal and especially appeal in swing states.


Everyone knows Russia put crazy powder in Behar's granola.


Grreeeeetings from nordic St Paul MN.

Senior weekend for Mac Basketball. Nearly over.

College Man networked his way into a leading global financial firm ( mergers and acks) which wants to bring him on for the summer here St. Paul, THEN pay him to go to UMinn for
a master in accountancy in their accelerated 1 year program. At completion he's brought it on a partnership track where he'll have to earn his CPA within 2 years while making some rain ( minimum) and bring in a few deals.

He's worked his tail off and remains hungry. His 3 previous intern supers are pretty jazzed about his trajectory and the future ROI they'll be getting from his various points of connection in the near term.

he was somewhat disappointed in the fall when he didnt make the cut with 3M and US Bank training programs where most local aspirants go. i gave him a crash course on networking beyond "the want ads" and he came up with a high paying- high equity opp for himself.

there are still firms scheduling LUNCHES with him. but now he has a standard by which to eval emerging offers. his buddies here at Mac who took the first offer are asking: S.H.I.T how did you get that?

comes down to his knack for believing that MOST of reality consists of what MOST people DO NOT see. (you know, that realm which escapes logic and conventional "weight" of best practices...ooooh, i cant believe i went there.)

ahhhhh lunch is here!

final notes:

i'm enjoying the wins. enjoy winning most when i refrain fr the lower habit of gloating. Our enemies of the state are making that easy by their ROARING SELF-DEGRADATION OLYMPICS.

The Leprous Vindman bagholders need to be made an example of....booted out of the government without rank ratings or pensions.

Same message: harm our Republic you will lose your "life" as you know it.

Tom R


I’ll just say it this way: The fate of the world depends on the Democrats getting their shit together and winning in November. We have to beat Trump. And so far, I don’t like what I see. And a lot of people I talk to feel the same way.

Since the fate of the US has improved tremendously under Trump, it sounds like Carville is placing more emphasis on the welfare of other countries over the US.


If anyone is voting for the good of the country, they will vote for Trump. Those blinded by party, won’t. It’s as simple as that. How could you not?

A very smart liberal friend told me last week he was voting for Bernie? I said: you are voting for a socialist? His response: “he’s not a socialist.”So I guess he’s voting for a guy who has lied to him for 40 years. I take back the “smart” part - and apologize if I’ve already told that story.


The fate of the political fuckery using USforeign "aid" laundering operations is in the balance. That POTEMKIN foreign policy and its impact on domestic fuckery ( can you say regional development boards and this bogus homeless crisis building scam?) is atumblin down.



Thomas Collins

That's a great argument against the way I am using 2016 polling data, Porchlight. However, notwithstanding the economy, I think more of Trump's support is already baked into the polls than in 2016. Perhaps your analysis will bludgeon me into a prediction of a midnight election call rather than a 3 am one! :-)

Thomas Collins

Make that "than in February of 2016". I left out February.



It's not just US aid.


Gavin M.

Have the Klingons been informed?



How nice, KK. It's a relief when we know in old age, that our kids will be able to support themselves.


Dang, Typepad ate my comment. Been awhile since that happened.

TC, I think there are two factors:

1) How much is the Dem nominee going to suck?


2) How accurate are the polls when Trump is on the ballot?

We don't know the answer to either yet.



3) You're assuming a parity between 2016 and 2020. But there is no parity that I see - Trump is an incumbent now with a solid record of achievement.


Thomas Collins @ 1:40

A good analysis and I largely agree with you, except I would rate Bloomberg a bit more likely to win the nomination. He is currently ahead of Buttigieg in the national polls. I think there is a limit to Pete’s bandwagon effect.

I don’t put much stock in Bitcofer generally but I agree that at this point most people have made up their minds about Trump. Turnout will ( as always) be key. The Dems problem is that Bernie’s supporters are not going to storm the polling stations if he is not the nominee — 20% did not vote for Rodham in 2016 — and I think many of the sane ones will sit it out rather than vote for Sanders.

But as you say it promises to be a tight election.

JM Hanes

Kevlar Kid:

You obviously have good reason to be such a proud papa. Sounds like College Man is on a great trajectory! And you're here to watch him go! Life is good.


Why does it promise to be a tight election? Just because some polls say that there aren't many undecideds?

So what? Everyone who is "decided" isn't necessarily going to vote. And if a group's preferred Dem candidate gets screwed by the DNC, the calculus is likely to change.

I think it's shaping up to be a big win for Trump.


Good afternoon. Just a reminder that there is a Dem debate on ABC tonight. I think I'll watch it for the entertainment value. :)
Last night my brother sent us an email about the situation with our mother and signed it: Your Brother/ Trump 2020 Ha.



It's not just US aid."


was your intention here to say i was saying "it's just US aid?"

shirley not.

rather than leaving it up to me why not add a few things which roll off the top of your head?



JM Hanes

Considering all the money spent on polls, and all the time spent on analyzing them, and decades of experience, it's actually pretty amazing that will still have to wait till votes are counted to see who got it right, and who didn't. Even those who predict the wins are frequently incorrect about how and where the winning votes came from. But never mind. Some people like doing crossword puzzles, others don't. Polls give people a way to look into elections, depending on what they are looking for.

I think think Bloomberg will be the eventual nominee. I don't see how the Democrats can ran any of their current roster against Trump, and I think the great silent majority of ordinary liberals would welcome Bloomberg with relief. The hair-on-fire crews will go apeshit, but any Democrat who wants at least a chance of winning 2020 will climb on board. It won't matter how any times Bloomberg has changed parties (Trump is hardly a typical conservative himself). He's solid on gun-control, and choice, which loom large in the Dem platform, not to mention cultural nannyism. Bloomberg can step in an say there won't be any disasters like Iowa on my watch. because I know how to run things, both in business and politics. Most of all he's not certifiably insane. I'm sure we can all think of negatives to attach to him, but from a Democratic perspective, he looks considerably better than anybody else they've got. I also think he would, in fact, be harder to beat than anybody else they've got.

Robin, eff 'em all

Did we know about her?

Latesha Lewis is the HR head for the NSC; placed, unsurprisingly, in that safe civil service job by her buddies Valerie Jarrett and Michele Obama. In a previous attempt to oust Vindman for leaking, she stopped it. Sure she is working hard to do the same here. Even Stephanie Grisham (PT's Press person) mentioned her as a roadblock to reform.
Posted by: EveR


Porch —

The futures not ours to see. You could be right. A Trump landslide is not out of the question, particularly against Comrade Sanders.

But Trump’s approval rating remains stubbornly underwater and his actions have stirred up adamant opposition from Democrats and the Swamp.

I agree with Thomas Collins that a close election — perhaps another Electoral College one — is the most likely outcome.

But it is only February and you know I could be wrong.


Katie Hopkins
Sound on. Volume up.

Dedicated to @RealJamesWoods


Short awesome clip, Twitter Safety Committee stripped all of her followers and follows to silence her. It sorta lit a fuse. This ain't going to end well.


JMH @ 3:33 —

Good analysis. Totally agree.


Thank you, JMH. <@@> He's my "last one" but the joys of learning new ways to father him and my other two as they approach middling ages is more akin to a perpetual harvest than some parenting sob stories i hear from those who didnt learn how to bake "timeless abilities" and loving depth into their children's souls. The children's Spirits are their own to command.


IMF, WB, UN.....


Happy FOIA Friday!

Titania @Titania977
🚨🚨FBI Vault: NEW Hillary R. Clinton (Part 39)🚨🚨

-52 Pages in this batch



That's a good un on the HildaBeast.


POTUS can make big to do about resetting his NSC. Then he can bestow honors on this NSC Obama HR hack while booting her into some desk in OPM where she counts moldy beans.

"Thank you for your service. We're going in a different direction." (Dass gummint fo u fired, boitch!)

Those are "diverse" moldy beans, Quaneatha. Now git.




But Trump’s approval rating remains stubbornly underwater and his actions have stirred up adamant opposition from Democrats and the Swamp.

True on the first point but so was Obama's.

On the second, we know they're overreaching because Dem voters are telling us so.

I am genuinely concerned about fraud.


Porch —

Don’t let Melinda know that you are “concerned.”

Dave (in MA)

Over on the Twitter, RG seems to feel that AOC couldn't possibly be that dumb and has to be a Republican plant.


Sorry, Clarice, not the Parliamentarian, just the House Republican Conference Chair, Liz Cheney.

"The House Republican Conference Chair has just ruled that Nancy Pelosi destroyed a “document of the House” by ripping up President Trump’s signed copy of the State of The Union Address. "

From here: https://trendingpolitics.com/breaking-chair-rules-pelosi-destroyed-document-of-the-house/

Apply salt as necessary.

Dave (in MA)
Is it just me or is our gracious host sounding recently as if he may have finally boarded the Trump Train? :)
Drudge is even looking pro-DJT today.

Poogan found the suitcases and figured out he is getting abandoned, at least until Buckeyette shows up tomorrow.


I think it's shaping up to be a big win for Trump.

I agree, but I'm a bit more nervous about the House and Senate, given all the cheating the Dems will do (ballot harvesting, etc.). I think they will keep the Senate, but with Mitt and Murk wielding entirely too much power as swing votes.


Proving that he was indeed trying to entrap Trump.

Newsmax @newsmax
"I am proud to endorse Mike Bloomberg for president of the United States," says ousted ex-Navy boss Richard Spencer

He will preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and uphold the Uniform Code of Military Justice." ow.ly/eiLa50ygtOM



Sorry if already posted. Vindman is on his way out.



todays an 8 month anniversary taking BALANCE OF NATURE.

it's a quality fruit n veggie capsule...ten serving equivalent. no MLM no upsells. includes a monthly coaching call on building health.

nutrients! i was testing GUNDRY'S powders but they were cost exorbitant, always upselling, and they dint give me what i'm witnessing now:

i dont get FAMISHED like i used to. cells arent screaming for nutrition because they have been getting it for 240 straight days!

sharing what i know has worked for me in these times of getting whole again.


Heh, Theo.

jimmyk, yes, I'm worried about that too. But with Trump on the ballot it's going to be harder for them to figure out how many fake votes they need.


Kaitlan Collins
News — Lt. Col. Vindman was just escorted out of the White House by security and told his services were no longer needed.



Kaitlan Collins
News — Lt. Col. Vindman was just escorted out of the White House by security and told his services were no longer needed.


The FULL COMMIE still has scams to run. Prolly something about GANG RAPE. That one hasn't been tried yet.


Ha,Buckeye. Our first cairn terrier used to curl up in the suitcase whenever we packed for a trip.




Rush lays out how it went down:



Vindman of "triple chin" fame, is EXACTLY what our beloved JiB talks about. Obama f#$%ed up the Military on purpose.
Back when my Bro was a newly minted Major, I was visiting him at Patrick, in Cocoa Beach. I was heavier than I am today. He told me, the military would throw my fat ass out. Buh Bye Vindman.


I think thats called the rumaila field,


She didn’t like being shown tearing up the Tuskegee Airman tribute.


Facebook and Twitter decline Pelosi request to delete Trump video


Jim Eagle

If I am Eric Ciaramella my sphincter just closed tight as a drum.

Frederick and just back from our visit to Florida Tech. Pretty impressive campus, faculty and alumni (6 of whom are astronauts). Plus their men’s rowing team is one of best in the nation. Big time Biomedical Engineering program.

Plus the team names is “Panthers”, and team colors are black and red, and we know those two factors break all ties with teen-boys:)


Marlene, wasn't TOTO a Cairn terrier???

Wee Scottish dug.


Dear Poogan-

my parents left to go see my bro in St Paul.

they leave me with my Auntie Kristen and my cuzzins Finn and Sandy the 3 legged dawg.

last nite she made a roast. i was about to explode before she took my bowl away. boitch.

this is kind of nice. see if your daddy will let you come over.

your pal

Anya the Wunder Daschund


Lt. Col Alexander Vindman, a key witness in the House Democrats' partisan impeachment inquiry, was fired from the National Security Council and escorted out of the White House on Friday, CNN first reported.

Vindman's attorney, David Pressman, confirmed his client's termination and subsequent removal from the White House.


so Vindman is still in the military?


Hoft is in front on this one:

WATCH: @PeteButtigieg inserts artificial audience applause into #PeteOnCNN videos #SneakyPete (video by @rafaelshimunov) pic.twitter.com/LyxrcYstGH

— CPD Action (@CPDAction) February 7, 2020



Jack, my Son's University is also the Panthers.
My Doctors name is Panther.

Coincidence??? I think not.

Tom R

If I am Eric Ciaramella my sphincter just closed tight as a drum.

For the past week @gregrubini has been promoting the theory Ciaramella and the CIA under Obama were directly responsible for the massacre of 100+ Ukrainians a few years back. He says that is the main reason the Deep State is going to the extent they are of protecting Ciaramella.


GUS,yes Toto was a cairn terrier. Our first cairn terrier (Jinx) had kidney disease and passed at age 9. Our current cairn (Scout) is as feisty and stubborn as Toto. He sniffs out every critter between Florida and Maine .His favorite in Florida are the geckos. His favorite in Maine are the little hoppy toads after a rainstorm.


Marlene, my Sister has had a Cairn, a Jack Russell and a West Highland Terrier. Being born in Scotland, my sister is partial to those types of dogs. Beautiful creatures. The Cairn terrier is a fierce animal when necessary.


Jack, by the looks of Ciamarella, his sphincter is anything butt (heh heh) tight. Nancy boy, thy name is Lil Eric.


never underestimate the ferocity of small dawgs.



Thanks for the transcript of Rush talking about how he was notified of the Medal and all of the arrangements, meeting up with the Trump family, etc. Rush is a good storyteller so I could imagine everything in my mind's eye.


I heard Rush talking about it Lovely Miss M, then he played a clip of Mike Pence.
The FULL COMMIE, has no idea what a man Rush Limbaugh is.

Dave (in MA)

Scalise better watch out or the Democrats will shoot him again.

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The Rush Medal of Honor award was remarkable.

the white-robed enemies of the State will not soon forget.


Dave (in MA)
2016: "Please clap".
2020: Press "Clap".

Retweeted by the President:

Dan Bongino
Feb 6
President Trump's best week ever continues



White Robes......KKKev??? Impeachment MisManagers together in the front row???? Ripping up SOTU COPY handed to Peloser by the President????

The FULL COMMIE PARTY is in tatters. Go ahead Nancy, bite the big apple, don't mind the maggots.

JM Hanes

jim nj:

From your question about the "others" category on the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Page it appears you were looking at the "Country/Region" listing on the left of the page. Assuming we're both using the same site, you'll see "Country/Region" bracketed by arrows at the bottom of that list. Click either arrow and the list will be switched to the "City,St/Pro" view, which is where you would have seen the 61 cases you were wondering about identified as "Cruise Ship, Others."

For those who haven't been following along, this growth chart is pretty dramatic, in terms of contrast. It tracks growth of confirmed cases in Mainland China (orange) vs those outside of China. I suspect the disparity would be even starker if we were had truly "confirmed" Chinese numbers.

Coronavirus as of 1-33pm on 2-7-20

As of 1:33 PM today:

Total Cases: 31,350.
Mainland China: 31,025
Ouside China: 325

Total Deaths: 638
Mainland China: 636
Outside China: 2

I'm not sure what the chart really means when it takes so little to start the exponential pattern, but it seems perhaps early awareness and vigilence, which apparently did not occur in China, may be making. a big difference. Whatever the reason, perhaps the growth outside of China will be slow enough for a medical solution to be developed before it gets away from us, while the growth in China demonstrates the urgency of making that effort..

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