What’s this? Democrats oppose school reform, embrace socialism?

Ye olde centrally directed command and control

Surprise, surprise: The Democrat(ic) candidates for governor are kowtowing to the teachers union. All four participating in a Capital Times forum — Kelda Roys, Mahlon Mitchell, Mike McCabe, and Kathleen Vinehout — would pull the plug on school vouchers.

sanders-1-696x394Scott Walker is certain to remind the parents of the 28,000 mostly black and brown school choice students in Milwaukee that the Democrats prattle about “the larger issue of economic injustice and disparity of opportunities” (Mahlon Mitchell) while yanking away some of those opportunities. “Economic injustice?” You can’t read or write or balance a checkbook, you’re going to get a face full of “economic injustice.” Besides, the Policy Works has decoded your dog-whistles. “Economic justice” is code for socialism.

But wait, there’s more! Replace Gov. Walker with one of these Democrats and illegals will be getting Wisconsin driver’s licenses! So reports Your Progressive Voice (the corporation that speaks as if it were a person.) Of course, the $15 minimum wage. Again, dry up opportunities for that first-ever job while you pose for holy pictures.

The forum was moderated by socialist provocateur John Nichols, who kicked off the debate by invoking the name of “honorary Wisconsinite Bernie Sanders.” (Bow head, strike breast.)

What’s this? The NY Times admits school choice works?! 

In “A better way to run schools,” David Leonhardt of the New York Times records that after Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago: 

New Orleans embarked on the most ambitious education overhaul in modern America. The state of Louisiana took over the system in 2005, abolished the old bureaucracy and closed nearly every school. Rather than running schools itself, the state became an overseer, hiring independent operators of public schools — that is, charter schools  —  and tracking their performance.

The charters here educate almost all public-school students, so they can’t cherry pick. And the students are overwhelmingly black and low-income … so gentrification isn’t a factor. Yet the academic progress has been remarkable.

Performance on every kind of standardized test has surged.  … Test-score gains are translating into real changes in students’ lives. High-school graduation, college attendance and college graduation have all risen.

Let’s be clear that charter schools are public schools and that voucher schools are not. But both offer parents a choice in schooling. Alternatives, competition in the market place. Not one size fits all.

Carry my bag

What’s this? A breach of protocol?!

What’s this? NY Times admits Trump was correct?!

In January, Israeli spies infiltrated a warehouse in Tehran and seized roughly 50,000 pages of documents and other records related to Iran’s nuclear program. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later cited the findings as a reason President Trump should abandon the 2015 nuclear deal, which he did days later.

“They make one thing clear: Despite Iranian insistence that its program was for peaceful purposes, the country had worked in the past to systematically assemble everything it needed to produce atomic weapons.” Read their report here.

What’s this? Shootings cause trauma?! 

The white lab coats here at the Policy Werkes (and Tanning Salon) did speed-read Dean Mosiman’s series of articles on Gun Violence (“Cycles of Trauma”) in the Wisconsin State Journal. Very well done: deeply sourced and well written. Your Squire has conversed with many of the peer support people working with the gang bangers profiled in the series. They cannot help but do good and deserve our support. Still, the Policy Werkes believes that the WI State Journal series missed the most promising strategy for young people at risk. Get to them while they are young. Middle school. By age 18, we fear, reform is more difficult.

Another takeaway from Mosiman’s series: Cops ain’t the problem. Are you getting this Dean Loumos? Social justice warriors?

Discipline, high expectations, breaking the self-imposed stereotype that to learn and obey is to act white. Quick, Democrats, shut down school choice! 

At least it would be a socialist debacle!

What’s this? Bernie campaigned with Tammy Baldwin over the weekend in Eau Claire! Tammy is the only Senator to support Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All. No wonder “Wisconsin Democrats fear another debacle in November.”

What’s this? Promoting socialism, sky-high taxes, and open borders is not going to help Democrat/Socialists trounce the GOP in November?! “The future belongs to us,” Bernie Sanders bellows to his audience. But not so fast, John Fund cautions in National Review. Overall, voters prefer capitalism, by 54% to 24%. 

What’s this? Socialist Venezuela is now considered a criminal organization, a “mafia state,” according to this expert in the New York Times. Would bombing help?

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About David Blaska

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96 Responses to What’s this? Democrats oppose school reform, embrace socialism?

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Coming to a school district near you soon: The California Plan!

    (bolds mine thoughout)
    ”The Los Angeles-based Parent Revolution group, which focuses on improving education and increasing educational opportunities for poor minority students, analyzed 44 LAUSD schools with weak test scores last school year. At these schools, only 20 percent of students met or did better than state math standards and only 28 percent in English.

    Yet last school year, 68 percent of teachers in these schools were not subject to official evaluations – either through oversight or via exemptions ordered by their principals. Of teachers who were evaluated, 96 percent were found to meet or do better than district performance standards. Over the past three school years, the figure edged up to 97 percent getting positive evaluations – meaning only about one in every 30 evaluated teachers is found wanting

    http://www.capoliticalreview.com/top-stories/lausd-questioned-over-positive-reviews-for-teachers-at-struggling-schools/

    Teachers performing GREAT, but Johnny/Juan/Javon can’t read, write, or figure.

    Oh yeah, THAT makes perfect sense!

    Fuzzy math or Common Core?

    The Gotch

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  2. Dan B. says:

    On July 16, 2018, we can say without a doubt, thanks to the Republican president’s remarks on foreign soil: Republicans hate Democrats more than they hate the Russians.
    Wear that, Blaska.

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  3. richard lesiak says:

    All my conservative-regressive-commieloving-reactionary-acquaintances keep crowing about how walker etc turned the teachers union into a bunch of bag-ladies picking up cans along the road. Now you claim the Dems are kowtowing to them. Why? Do they have some secret power your not telling us about?

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @richard lesiak;

      “Do they have some secret power your (sic) not telling us about?”

      Nope, but Righties do, several actually; not the least of which is the ability to survive eating yer putrid donuts.

      The Gotch

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  4. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Anyone want to take bets on how long it will be before Dems officially change their name to the Democratic Socialist Party? The far-left/socialist/Antifa-loving wing of the party has one thing going for it–they never give up or admit they’re wrong–no matter how much damage it causes. Despite not being officially endorsed by Dems in CA, Dianne won the primary with over 2 million more votes than her far-left challenger, De Leon. Undaunted, De Leon and his supporters have won the endorsement of the executive committee of the party, which means his name as well as Feinstein’s will be on the ballot in November. The NYTimes claims this signals “impatience” on the part of Dem “activists” with the more moderate views represented by DF (and presumably the nearly 3 million voters who gave her such a lop-sided victory in the primary). Little details like that mean nothing, of course, when you’re so utterly convinced of your own righteousness–the foremost characteristic of the far-lefties … and liberals in general, come to think of it. Let’s hope the Dems continue tearing themselves apart right up to the mid-terms.

    A footnote to the recent post on homeless scammers. One of the pods of bums that have been residing at various locales on State Street has taken the all-too-predictable next step: erecting a tent (and a large one, at that) on Library Mall. The beginnings of a tent city like the ones that grace Orange County and SF? Only time and the indulgence of Madison city officials will tell.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      After today’s disgusting performance by trump the gop should change their name to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republicans. Here comes the executive order; take all the stars off our flag and replace with hammer and sickle signed Vlad J. Trump. I surprised he didn’t give Alaska back to Putin.

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      • Batman says:

        Did you attend their private meeting troll boy.

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        • old baldy says:

          b:
          I didn’t attend their private meeting, but did hear a lot of Putin adoration from our NATO hating POTUS. But I guess in the current trumpworld (shades of 1984 !) words don’t mean what Webster says they do.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @Batman;

          “Did you attend their private meeting troll boy.”

          Nope, but he will do the equivalent of staying at a Holiday Inn Express; he’ll watch MSLSD’s “panel” and then affect reverse peristalsis of what they crammed down his throat.

          From the bedrock Conservativ HuffPo: MSNBC Almost Entirely Dominated By Opinion: Pew Study

          News Content: FoxNews 45 % MSLSD 15 %
          Opinion Content: FoxNews 55 % MSLSD 85 %.

          https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/18/msnbc-opinion-cable-news_n_2900160.html

          Et tu, HuffPo?

          Soooo, MSLSD has 55 % more Opinion content and a mere 1/3 the News content of FoxNews.

          Guess who @richard lesiak, et al, has tuned in?

          The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          No I didn’t and neither did anyone else. Just two translators who will most likely die “accidentally” very soon.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          “Just two translators who will most likely die ‘accidentally’ very soon.”

          Not likely, unless they were the same ones that translated “Reset” for yer hero Hillarity.

          Those morons, (which includes Hillarity herself!) hilariously misspelled “Reset” (Perezagruzka)

          She used the word for “overcharged” (peregruzka) instead. Sounds like something you’d do.

          http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/3/russian-fm-sergey-lavrov-failed-reset-was-inventio/

          And didn’t yer Hopey Changey hero tell Romney the 80’s wanted their foreign policy back?

          Lefty sure has screwed up American-Russkie relations, hopefully not beyond repair.

          The Gotch

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      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        Yikes! What’s next–a missile gap? Thanks for the report on American-Russian relations circa 1959.

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  5. Batman says:

    Now you’re sounding like baby richie, disappointing.

    The way of the Orange Master is often impenetrable by the common mind.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Spoken like a true party member Comrade Batman.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        Let’s not forget the REAL evidence of Russkie Collusion:

        Ah Lefty; so MUCH hypocrisy, so little time!

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          check your blood sugar gooootch, your sounding more goofy than usual.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          Soooooo, abnormal blood sugar levels incline folks to properly depict a fact-based reality?

          Who knew.

          Must suck to be reminded of the obscenely high level of suffocating cluelessness required to navigate one’s life as a career Lefty, am I right?

          The Gotch

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        • Batman says:

          That open mic clip is a perfect example of the great Obama LEGACY.
          But he said it with style and even touched his thigh for emphasis.
          He was such a cool president. The MSM sure thought so.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Comrade Gotchbergur speaks

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  6. Batman says:

    baldy wrote: “But I guess in the current trumpworld (shades of 1984 !) words don’t mean what Webster says they do.”
    You must be referring to your comrade weaselbob.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Hey, thanks for bringing me into the conversation.
      “…way of the Orange Master.” You know where you’d hear that? In a cult. Uttered by a mindless drone. C’mon, Batty! Let’s face reality; there is no GOOD reason Trump would meet in private, without witnesses, with a despot like Putin. It sure ain’t to help the good ol US of A. It’s either to get new orders from the Man Who Put Him in Office or to see what Putin needs to get for Trump to line his pockets with a new Trump Tower Moscow. He ain’t lookin’ out for our country’s interests. Trump isn’t worried about Making America Great Again, you chump drones. He’s worried about…Trump! My gawd, he’s siding with a bloodless former KGB agent and taking his worthless word over OUR OWN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES?! When did you all become such useful idiots/stooges? Lock. This. Traitor. Up!

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Russia! Russia! Russia! is a very useful lightning rod for the Loony Left.
        Meanwhile President Trump asserts American Exceptionalism by “frack baby, frack”, 3+% growth, and not just in government, freer, fairer trade, repatriating overseas profits, lowering income taxes, controlling immigration to increase wages and security. Making NATO pick up its own tab.
        You know……. winning. Not whining.

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      • Batman says:

        weaselbob wrote: “Hey, thanks for bringing me into the conversation.” blah blah blah…

        Holy moly; your writing style has become virtually indistinguishable from your mindless clone richie.

        You used to be better, in fact some went so far as to say you showed promise.

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      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        What’s next? Boris Badonov and Natasha Fatal coming out of retirement in service of their new Fearless Leader, Putin? No worries, we’ve still got Rocky & Bullwinkle.

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  7. Batman says:

    baldy wrote: “I didn’t attend their private meeting, but did hear a lot of Putin adoration from our NATO hating POTUS. But I guess in the current trumpworld (shades of 1984 !) words don’t mean what Webster says they do.”

    Now you’re sounding like baby richie, disappointing. Shades of what you both said about Trump’s (ongoing) negotiation with little rocket man. So far no further missile launches.
    The way of the Orange Master is often impenetrable by the common mind.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Since you seem to possess an “uncommon” mind why don’t you enlighten us on the “way of the Orange Master.”

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      • Batman says:

        “Since you seem to possess an ‘uncommon’ mind why don’t you enlighten us on the ‘way of the Orange Master.’”

        That would be too much of a reach for your undeveloped baby brain, though I applaud your ambition.

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    • old baldy says:

      b:
      I guess the putin tusch kissing finally hit home, as today both RoJo and Ryan (along with most of both sides congress) came out pretty strongly against trumps bromance. But then what do republican members of congress know, surely not as much as the fearsome batboy.

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  8. madisonexpat says:

    Blue Wave Baldwin can scare big bucks outa California by demonstrating how much weaker Dems are in Wisconsin after Walker broke the Iron Triangle of unions, money and the Dem Party.
    It is what keeps coastal California terrified.
    Meanwhile the Democrats get whipsawed by the increasingly silly Left Wing extremists who keep journalists asking Blue Wave Baldwin, “Did you protest border policies under Obama?”
    “Want to abolish ICE?”
    “Why did you vote against lower income taxes?”
    “Will you filibuster Kavanaugh?”
    “Can you name a leader in your party, aside from the young Socialist who is under 80 years old?”
    “Do YOU think our president is a National Socialist while being a stooge of an ex International Soviet Socialist?”

    Anyone see a Blue Wave out there?

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  9. Batman says:

    baby richie wrote: “In other words you got nothing. Just another cutzy/gootchy meaningless comment.”

    Hard science ain’t meaningless dude. I realize being the runt of the litter can be tough, so after more years of development Batman be willing to revisit the subject.

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  10. Batman says:

    Ask your soul bro richie.

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  11. Batman says:

    Think human neural development and apply to baby richie.

    That is why he cannot comprehend the way of the Orange Master at the current developmental stage of his baby brain. What’s your excuse.
    Still, he exhibits curiosity and I give him credit for that.
    Hope that helps.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Holy smoke batdung; even the people at faux news are pi@@ing blood after trump’s performance. The “Surrender Summit” was typical trump. Can’t stand up for the USA because of his bone-spur. Everyone who works for the popular vote loser should resign right now. Save your souls and reputations and get out now.

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  12. madisonexpat says:

    Hey kids will this outrage du jour last as long as the separation crisis, (CRISIS I TELLYA!) at the border?
    Or Stormy Daniels?
    I give it 1.5 Dumonts on a scale of 10.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      Talk about your irony! Trump and supporters throw patriotism and love of country under the bus and become quislings of Putin, while the Dems and progressives stand up for patriotism, rule of law and flag-waving American values. It’s Upside Down World, thanks to Trump. Still think you’re winning, Splat? Maybe it IS time to clutch those pearls.

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      • AnonyBob says:

        I mean seriously, Splat: YOU DONT HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH WHAT TRUMP DID TODAY?!

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Anyone who supports that gutless traitorous blowhard after today should be put on trail for treason.

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        • madisonexpat says:

          No. He met with his adversary, they got to size each other up and have a good laugh at the press corps. Do I still think we are winning? Let’s see:
          Is Hillary president?
          Can she name anyone to any court up to and including the Supremes?
          Has Ruth Buzzi Ginzburg gotten younger?
          How is everyones 401K.
          Zero tolerance and the National Guard impeding illegals.
          US not picking up the tab for Angela, Macron, May et al.
          Trump! You Magnificent statesman!

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        • AnonyBob says:

          My gawd, you Trumpsters have no problem going full unAmerican in support of your Supreme Leader.

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      • Batman says:

        bobo the troll wrote: ” while the Dems and progressives stand up for patriotism, rule of law and flag-waving American values.”

        Rule of law? You mean like, yeah open borders and illegal immigration serves a purpose. Screw those who follow the legal process and are consequently waitlisted to accommodate the illegals.

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      • Batman says:

        bobo the troll wrote: “Trump and supporters throw patriotism and love of country under the bus and become quislings of Putin, while the Dems and progressives stand up for patriotism, rule of law and flag-waving American values.”

        What you’re getting the vapors over is political theatre bright guy; look it up.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      so says comrade madisonEXPATRIOT

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      • madisonexpat says:

        I’m a Commie? Wow.
        Dear Tailgunner richard, get some dry big boy underpants and tell mommy she needs to make your bed again.

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      • AnonyBob says:

        He’s not a commie! Just a bootlicker fanboy of wannabe authoritarians (the Orange One) and KGB despots.

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        • madisonexpat says:

          How much did Putin pay Bill Clinton for a speech or two? Why? How much did the Clinton Family Foundation receive for 20% of the US supply of uranium?
          1. $500,000
          2. $149 million.

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        • AnonyBob says:

          And those are relevant to Trump…how?

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Bill cashed in after being President. Donny’s cashing in BECAUSE he’s President. See the difference?

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Define treason. What exactly did Russia do to our election? If I’m a traitor will I have to overthrow our government?
        Educate me.

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  13. richard lesiak says:

    I heard that the flag at the Manor is now flying upside down.

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  14. AnonyBob says:

    SHAME!!
    This IS a national security crisis. Our leader, our president is a stooge, a cuckhold, a traitor, a dupe of an adversary nation. Today he sounded like an imbecile and publicly colluded with Putin.
    Splat, GLK, Paine (oh, the irony!), Squeaks, even pathetic Batty: I DARE you to tell me I’m wrong.
    If you do, don’t you DARE tell me you’re a patriotic American.

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    • old baldy says:

      BOB: I’ll second that. Dismissing the input of his own intelligence community and apologizing to and for putin. Even RoJo had something to say. Or at least his lips were moving.

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      • richard lesiak says:

        I totally agree. Everyone working for the trump administration should resign NOW. Save your souls and reputations.

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    • Batman says:

      bobo wrote: “SHAME!!” blah blah blah
      Apparently weaselbob is now channeling baby richie and it ain’t pretty. Typical trolling about today’s political theatre as though any of the TV coverage ultimately means anything. Go away troll boy.

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      • AnonyBob says:

        As I said above, you dismiss this as just political theatre? You’re an idiot, and I mean that.

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        • Batman says:

          weaselbob wrote: “As I said above, you dismiss this as just political theatre? You’re an idiot, and I mean that.”
          Nobody cares what you say anymore bobo because you have squandered all your credibility here and you’re an obvious laughable troll. Go away.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          And as soon as trump lands here he runs to old faithful Hannity for his usual faux news tongue bath.

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  15. Batman says:

    weaselbob wrote: “Political theatre? You’re an idiot.”
    Nope, Batman not an idiot, troll, or naïve like bobo the troll.
    Go away troll boy. You’re tarnishing this board.

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  17. madisonexpat says:

    1.5 Dumonts at most. ABOB, poor richard et al on the Left.
    You’ll be embarassed by your posts in less than a week. Yet again President Trump has handed you an anvil while you’re three feet past the cliff.
    Meep meep.

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    • AnonyBob says:

      I have little doubt Trump will provide a new, and horrible, distraction for the press to cover. But this one is gonna leave a mark, Margaret.

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      • madisonexpat says:

        Not a mark.
        A puddle.
        You scream wolf.
        I see a titmouse.
        Over and over and over.

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      • Gary L. Kriewald says:

        “This one is gonna leave a mark.” Isn’t that what they said after the infamous p***ygrabber incident? How long ago was that? Lefties and the MSM still can’t reconcile themselves to the slow-motion collapse of their power and prestige. Trump lured them out of their lairs (that’s awfully close to “liars”) and they’re too effing stupid to run back in and hide. They ramp up their fake outrage with every provocation Trump makes, each time sacrificing another bit of their credibility (which was a rare commodity to begin with) and can’t–or won’t–see that they’re being played like a dime-store fiddle.

        Ah, the vagaries of history. Now it’s Dems who are all for resurrecting the Cold War. What should we do first–duck & cover or build a bomb-shelter in our backyards? How would they have reacted if Trump had turned to Putin at that press conference and said, “We will bury you!”

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  18. madisonexpat says:

    Great thread sportsfans!
    Now that I’m a traitor and a Commie i find it a refreshing change from RAY-cist, misogynist, xenophobe, homophobe, transphobe, cult member.
    I like variety.

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  19. Tom Paine says:

    Refreshed my speed reading of some of the village troll posts.

    Sorry. Trump was right to doubt our intel.
    He learned from other sterling intel examples of high confidence:
    Gulf of Tonkin lies
    Saddam’s WMD’s (which were never found — )
    OUR meddling in the recent Israeli election
    OUR tapping of Merkel’s cell phone
    OUR intel community’s use of Dim-bought Dossier as the basis of spying
    The long train of truth-telling by Comey, Clinton, Lynch, McCabe, Strzok, Holder, Brennan, Debbie and Paki-boys, Clapper and fellow travelers.

    OMG……….why wouldn’t Trump blindly accept the 99% accuracy record of the CIA, FBI, etc.?

    Even a novice like Trump is not that stupid.
    Anon, ricky, & baldy co have tried to create great theater as TROLLS.

    Fail.

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    • David Blaska says:

      Bay of Pigs. But he shouldn’t have dished the dirt to a foreign potentate. That stuff stays within the family. As Don Vito said, Never let the other side know what your are thinking.

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      • Tom Paine says:

        And———were we to accept your view, what about the converse? Should domestic Americans from another party, whose theme is RESIST, criticize our President when he is on foreign soil? Sorry; I am not a “never Trumper,” but our intel services cannot be trusted. EVEN the Venona Papers proved that Tail-gunner Joe was more RIGHT than wrong……..Objectively. Dept of State prolly is still infected by pro-Democratic/Socialist bias.

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    • madisonexpat says:

      Yesterday I saw my first indication of Trump/Putin collusion when Trump asked “Where is the DNC server?” And in his interview with Wallace Putin says ‘The Wikileaks release of DNC emails showed the DNC hacked the election.”

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  20. madisonexpat says:

    I’m beginning to think the Dems being prone to panic over so many things is caused by the poverty of Dems inventory. They were positive that Blacks vote thus, Latinos so etc. etc. etc. that they had a demographic destiny that went Poof! Now comes the mid terms and what do they have that says vote Democrat?
    President Trump has enacted many positive, concrete benefits that people feel day in and day out.
    My biggest political fear, and it ain’t much, is that the political opposition atrophies beyond repair. Competent and able competitors are great motivators.

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  21. richard lesiak says:

    I can’t wait for ?Mueller to pull the pin on this mess. Humpty trumpdy will go boom.

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  22. old baldy says:

    So says the current occupant,
    “because there’s never been a president as tough on Russia as I have been.”
    Ronnie Raygun fans like Dave must be in shock. All they have believed in for years, gone in the blink of an eye. Poof!

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