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Arkansas Granny

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House Democrats grill bankers. Rep. Katie Porter vs Jamie Dimon.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Sat Apr 13, 2019, 11:13 AM (6 replies)

I just received a donation request from my Senator, Tom Cotton. Here's my reply:

Yes, Tom, I saw your note. There is no way I can support a person, especially a veteran like yourself, who did not defend a fellow veteran, namely Senator John McCain, when he is disparaged by the President of the United States, who, by the way, claimed he had bone spurs so he wouldn't have to serve. For the President to say such things about a man after his death is reprehensible.

I sent you an email asking for your opinion on this matter, but you didn't see fit to answer them. I assumed from your silence that you are OK with a draft dodger who denigrates a man who served his country honorably during war, who was held as a POW for over 5 years and who served his country honorable in Congress for many years.

My brother, 3 sons, a grandson and granddaughter have all served in the United States Armed Services. I feel that President Trump's disrespect for Senator McCain also shows a lack of respect for their service.

Therefore, I will not be sending you or your campaign any money and I will also be telling all my family and friends how I feel about your inexcusable silence about the treatment that Senator McCain received from President Trump. In my mind that makes you just as guilty as he. I'm ashamed to have such a coward represent me in the Senate.

I can hardly wait until you are voted out of office.


I don't expect he will actually read the email and I certainly don't expect a response, but it sure as hell felt good to vent a little.

ETA: Please disregard the typos. I was seeing too much red to proof read efficiently.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Apr 12, 2019, 03:08 PM (85 replies)

Trump threatens to place immigrants in sanctuary cities.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1116742282286440448?s=20




Donald J. Trump

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Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only....


Donald J. Trump

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....The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy Ė so this should make them very happy!

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The man is an imbecile. Everything he does is aimed to hurt or, at the very least, inconvenience his "enemies" (which is anyone who does not agree with him 100%).

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:50 PM (12 replies)

Fox News posted erroneous poll numbers for Trump

https://twitter.com/EdKrassen/status/1116340390200786945?s=20

More info here: https://hillreporter.com/trump-tweets-a-terribly-incorrect-fox-poll-graphic-30647

ďIím the Director of Georgetown Politics,Ē wrote Elleithee, ďand this graphic is incorrect. The Battleground Poll shows 58% approval on the economy. But it shows only 58% approval on the economy. The 55% number is the presidentís unfavorable rating (only 40% favorable).Ē






Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Apr 11, 2019, 10:57 AM (6 replies)

Trump laments that troops at border cant get "a little rough".



And the people around him just smile and nod. Are they all afraid to stand up against this monster? I wonder what getting a "little rough" would look like. Tear gassing children again, beating them back with clubs or opening fire on immigrants seeking asylum?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Apr 11, 2019, 02:48 AM (5 replies)

I'm becoming politically exhausted. Trump's "witch hunt" has transformed into an attempted coup

and the Attorney General of the United States says, with no evidence, that Trump's campaign was spied upon by the government. Now they want an investigation into the origins (oranges) of the Mueller investigation.

Steve Mnuchin says Trump's tax returns won't be released and people are dropping like flies at DHS.

Just when you think the crazy coming out of the White House can't get any worse, they double down. Where and how does it end?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Apr 10, 2019, 07:07 PM (24 replies)

Trump's hypocrisy knows no bounds.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1115638337392533504?s=20


Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
On National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, we honor the Americans captured and imprisoned by foreign powers while carrying out their duties to defend this great Nation...https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-national-former-prisoner-war-recognition-day-2019/ Ö

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On National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, we honor the Americans captured and imprisoned by foreign powers while carrying out their duties to defend this great Nation. Throughout our...

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I thought he only liked heroes who didn't get captured.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Apr 9, 2019, 01:04 PM (4 replies)

Here's a unsettling thought.

https://twitter.com/DevinCow/status/1115509907426562048?s=20

https://twitter.com/MackenzieMays/status/1115493757221134336
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Apr 9, 2019, 03:34 AM (2 replies)

'It could have been worse' is the foundation of Trump's presidency

Every time President Trump threatens to do something ghastly and then retreats, his enablers and apologists quietly murmur, ďYou see? It could have been worse.Ē

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This is a pattern, in domestic and foreign matters alike. True, Trump has insulted Americaís closest allies and raised doubts about whether the United States would come to their defense, as promised in treaties. But it could have been worse: He hasnít pulled out of NATO!

Yes, he has undermined the rule of law by trashing the Justice Department, asking the FBI to go easy on his national security adviser, defying legitimate congressional requests for information, trying to sic U.S. antitrust enforcers on a company he disliked, dangling the possibility of pardons to potential witnesses against himself, refusing to be interviewed by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and much, much more. But he didnít fire Mueller! It could have been worse.

He evicted a reporter who annoyed him from the White House and nearly abolished daily press briefings. But he hasnít kicked out the entire press corps! He took Russian President Vladimir Putinís word over that of his own intelligence agencies. But he hasnít ended sanctions on Russia! He walked totally unprepared into a summit with Kim Jong Un and left with nothing to show for it. But he didnít give away the store! He made 9,451 false or misleading statements during his first 801 days in office, as The Postís Fact Checker has documented. But sometimes he tells the truth!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/it-could-have-been-worse-is-the-foundation-of-trumps-presidency/2019/04/07/be7cff64-57c3-11e9-8ef3-fbd41a2ce4d5_story.html?utm_term=.c45903b90a56
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Apr 8, 2019, 08:48 AM (1 replies)

WTH!! Have they really put a plaque on the border fence with Trump's name on it?

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1114254630488346624?s=20

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1114254631100715009?s=20

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1114254631721422848?s=20

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1114254632405094400?s=20

https://twitter.com/jaketapper/status/1114254633030049792?s=20


Jake Tapper

@jaketapper
There's a real divide among government officials about whether the border fence the president is visiting today is what it says on the plaque bolted to it: the "first section of President Trump's border wall."

Here's what I've learned. 1/

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There's a real divide among government officials about whether the border fence the president is visiting today is what it says on the plaque bolted to it: the "first section of President Trump's border wall."

Here's what I've learned. 1/


Jake Tapper

@jaketapper
2/ Yes, this replacement fence was planned by the US gov dating back to 2009. All of these barriers have been planned in some way. shape or form for at least a decade. But Trump is the one who pushed for funding and made it a priority, thus the funding was allocated in 2017...

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2/ Yes, this replacement fence was planned by the US gov dating back to 2009. All of these barriers have been planned in some way. shape or form for at least a decade. But Trump is the one who pushed for funding and made it a priority, thus the funding was allocated in 2017...


Jake Tapper

@jaketapper
3/ ...and with the design that the President approved. CBP officials give Trump credit for making the funding a priority to the degree previous presidents did not.

That said, it's not being paid for by Mexico,..

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3/ ...and with the design that the President approved. CBP officials give Trump credit for making the funding a priority to the degree previous presidents did not.

That said, it's not being paid for by Mexico,..


Jake Tapper

@jaketapper
4/ ...and a running joke among border agents, a source tells me, is that the plaque will serve as a decent foothold for migrants looking to hop the fence.

Then there's this: the fencing is not an immense concrete wall as once promised....

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4/ ...and a running joke among border agents, a source tells me, is that the plaque will serve as a decent foothold for migrants looking to hop the fence.

Then there's this: the fencing is not an immense concrete wall as once promised....


Jake Tapper

@jaketapper
5/ The president was convinced by experts in his administration that bollard fencing was much smarter than a concrete wall. So he went with that.

But that's why we have a fence with a plaque on it calling the fence a "wall." Which is on its face kind of strange.

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Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Apr 5, 2019, 04:44 PM (21 replies)
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