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´Go back to California!´ graffiti
on car, house stuns new arrivals,
highlights old tensions in Portland

Oregonian [Portland, OR], by Douglas Perry

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 7/4/2017 11:30:26 AM

There is no more terrifying bogeyman in all of Portland. The beast steals our jobs and our self-respect. It keeps us from buying homes. It is The Californian. (Snip) Preston Page and Jessica Faraday, who moved to Portland from Southern California in February, woke up to find hateful messages such as "Go back to California" spray-painted across their front door, the front of their house and their car. The vehicle also had deep scratches gouged into it. The vandalism apparently happened at about 2:15 a.m. -- a neighbor heard "a really loud metal-on-metal sound," Faraday said. The neighbor looked out

Gold paint all over their car and house. Portland gets nuttier every day.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 7/4/2017 11:41:08 AM     (No. 11308306)

Here´s a tip: If you´re moving out of the not-so-Golden State, do not drive into your new state with California license plates. Buy a car in your new state. That´s what I did.

And no, I did not bring any liberal politics with me.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: plex, 7/4/2017 11:57:11 AM     (No. 11308326)

Eastern Oregon is just as left wing as coastal California so at least Oregonians don´t have to worry about contamination of their voter base as we do in Arizona. Maybe the ocean breeze is responsible.

It is odd that Californians emigrating to AZ because of the schools, etc. don´t connect their left wing voting habits with the conditions they are leaving. They are slowly moving Arizona left.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Smart11344, 7/4/2017 12:01:21 PM     (No. 11308330)

Portland is a northern suburb of California. The Rose City, what an oxymoron.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 7/4/2017 12:24:01 PM     (No. 11308353)

Poster #1, no need to buy a new car, just get new license plates.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 7/4/2017 12:28:36 PM     (No. 11308358)

I wouldn´t be happy to see people from California moving to my state but mostly because they tend to be the ones who voted liberal, want to do Kumbya with illegal aliens etc., the other side of that coin is they might well be running away from that whole concept.

Anything else is the fault of the citizens of an infiltrated state, if property prices go up, that´s the sellers doing as they are making a killing on their homes, the realtors encourage it because they make a killing as well. Jobs wouldn´t go begging if local people kept up with the times, don´t want people moving into your state don´t make it financially attractive to have them!

Running them out will do nothing, most states have population crying for Islamic immigrants or illegal aliens, the Government relocates refugees into states with what seems like no desire to have by those states, and the question is, "what are you doing about that?"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 7/4/2017 12:32:10 PM     (No. 11308361)

and... driving a Prius..
enough said..

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bluefindad, 7/4/2017 12:33:09 PM     (No. 11308362)

People forget that California is a microcosm of the United States. There are plenty of deep red counties here - overwhelmed by the thundering herds of the coast!

If we leave for a conservative state we´ll paste bumper stickers with ´California Refugee´, along with ´Veteran´, and maybe even ´MAGA´ on our vehicles!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dman, 7/4/2017 12:39:51 PM     (No. 11308373)

There was a reason that God built a wall (Klamath, Cascades, and Sierras) around California. /s

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 7/4/2017 12:51:52 PM     (No. 11308382)

Your question is a great puzzler if we are looking for a complicated answer.

We deal with a smilar contamination in NH from MA, mostly (from where my husband and i came); VT was destroyed by New Yorkers, mostly, and some from MA. ME is teetering, but as usual, the most trouble emanates from the urban/city loci... but ME has Governor LePage!!!

My sisters in FL watch with dread the influx of northerners. Midwesterners are of a sturdier and more Conservative stuff.

So many of the great rugged States in the West are imperilled.

Why does it take relatively few people to overturn a community?

Maybe it´s because of complacency? After all, as the great Patriots, and our brave Military throughout the ages, showed, "The price of Liberty is eternal vigilance."

I am watching "Patriots Rising: The Empire Fights Back" (2015) AWESOME. On the American History Channel.

Just now was the section about the role of very young Patriots, teenagers; one 15 year old girl who rode in the night to warn the Americans of the advancing Brits; another, Timothy Murphy, also 15, a backwoods sharpshooter, instrumental in the Americans´ victory at Saratoga.

The lesson is know what you believe, want and staying alert and involved.

Why, though, did leftist Portland not welcome leftist Southern Californian... did that offending neighbor have a Trump for President bumbersticker on their car?

We need more data.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: chumley, 7/4/2017 12:59:51 PM     (No. 11308394)

I dont advocate destruction of people´s property, but I do understand the sentiment. They ruined New Mexico with their pockets full of money (pricing the locals out of the real estate markets), convertibles, motor homes and grey pony tails. Not to mention the spandex shorts or raggedy 60´s hippie jeans. Just like Moslems, they infiltrate every aspect of their new society and try to make everyone else assimilate to them.
No thanks. You made your society. Live in it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Envirodude, 7/4/2017 1:01:51 PM     (No. 11308398)

In my state, you have to buy a tag in 30 days after moving there. What´s the law in OR? If they broke the law, they did this to themselves.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 7/4/2017 1:31:32 PM     (No. 11308429)

Being an Oregonian, I have been disgusted for a long time about all the Californians moving up here and fouling the state with their nasty form of liberalism.

They have bought up every square inch of our once gorgeous Coast and have turned it into an overpopulated mess. The late Governor Tom McCall had the right idea. Spend your money here, but please do not stay.

full disclosure: my hubby and his parents were from California, but moved up here as the result of a company transfer. However being the conservative types, they didn´t bring the liberalism to their new state.

I can totally relate and deeply sympathize with how my fellow residents are feeling right now. But I don´t agree with their methods of showing it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly, 7/4/2017 1:37:36 PM     (No. 11308434)

I´m calling it here first.

As in 99% of these incidents, this will turn out to be a self-perpetrated hoax.
Preston or Jessica or both of them did it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: 4given, 7/4/2017 1:39:31 PM     (No. 11308437)

I am 84 years old, a native born Portlander. What was once a beautiful city and way of life has been degraded by liberal policies and an influx of newcomers trying to "keep Portland weird". Swamped by anarchists and homeless by choice the downtown saddens me. Californians and others whose states and cities bear the results of their bad leaders come here and vote in the same Democrats who have failed them. Stop!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: connor, 7/4/2017 1:41:49 PM     (No. 11308439)

While I do not condone vandalism, every single California transplant that I have worked with has been a fruitcake. Why don´t they stay put in nutcake land.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: EQKimball, 7/4/2017 2:02:13 PM     (No. 11308451)

Liberal Portland is a so-called sanctuary city. They want poor, uneducated illegals, but not educated, "rich" Californians. And they will vandalize your property to prove it. Is there a better illustration of why some conservatives say liberalism is a mental disorder?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Packard Man, 7/4/2017 2:11:09 PM     (No. 11308462)

Just wait till they pass unfunded medical care for everyone, like the Kalifornia Senate
tried to pass on to he State House of Reps. last week. Fortunately, the Speaker sent it back and said send us a real bill we can pass. However, its only a matter of time. Once people realize the cost of that, they will stampede out of the State and land on everyone else´s doorsteps.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 7/4/2017 2:14:44 PM     (No. 11308468)

#14 - I´m sad to say that I took my first vacation to Portland last year. I booked a week at the Embassy Suites downtown so I could just use public transportation to get around the city. The downtown area is an absolute sewer and full of vagrants and addicts. I left after two nights.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/4/2017 2:33:44 PM     (No. 11308479)

Getting the same feeling in Texas... Go back to:
New York
New Jersey

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Reply 20 - Posted by: peeps, 7/4/2017 2:34:30 PM     (No. 11308480)

#18 is absolutely right. Used to live and work there, moved across the river to conservative Clark County to escape state income taxes. It wasn´t as bad downtown then. But now I won´t drive into Portland unless absolutely necessary, it´s filthy and dangerous and full of druggies and bums. Liberal politics are destroying it. Kids come here to "experiment" with being "homeless". They encourage "homeless" camps. Enough with the liberal stupidity which encourages the filthiest human behavior. Bring back the "poor farms", not joking.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: flybynight, 7/4/2017 2:56:52 PM     (No. 11308492)

What a revolting mess of inhospitality. Bet some of y´all even call yourselves Christian. Right. My lovely but tiny town is much the richer for our retirees from elsewhere. They volunteer in our fistoric sites, our public gardens, our struggling schools. They´re educated, they pay taxes, they support our local economy, churches, and civic organizations, some start a retirement job doing something they´ve always wanted to do,b and many of them bring their old high-tech jobs with them.
As a transplant myself, I passed up a number of options because of snooty, hostile attitudes like y´all´s. I´m not from here, but I got here as fast as I could, and couldn´t be happier with my warm and welcoming neighbors.
The world is too full of ugliness and rudeness. What a crying shame some of you feel entitled to pass it on.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Clinger, 7/4/2017 3:22:05 PM     (No. 11308503)

Wow, lots of emotion understandable I suppose. The real point was made way back by #2. It´s the failure to connect the voting habits to the conditions from which people flee that matters. Just like people flocking to the USA to harvest the fruits of our hard work and willingness to take a risk only to do their level best to destroy the mechanisms that create wealth making it a better place by bringing the destructive attitudes and values with them.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Songstress, 7/4/2017 3:22:25 PM     (No. 11308504)

I´ve lived in the Portland area most of my life. The week before I moved into my new home, I totaled my car. The rental car Hertz gave me had California plates. I told the agency employee, "I can´t drive a car with California plates now, I´m moving into my new neighborhood!" Luckily a lot of my neighbors are high tech people, so they´re probably recent arrivals. It´s kind of funny looking back on it, but once I got my new car, I put my Oregon State University license frames on as soon as possible.

Oh, and I´m a Christian, but those lovely neighbors from the south are why I paid as much for my condo as I would have paid for a McMansion in some other state.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: CharlyG, 7/4/2017 3:24:49 PM     (No. 11308505)

Just so ya know, I live in LA, drive a V10 Ford Excursion 4wd, and vote "right wing".

We do exist, there´s just not many...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/4/2017 3:28:30 PM     (No. 11308506)

This is silly. This native Californian knows only one Californian who is a fan of Portland, and she was born there. Has lived all the rest of her life in California, from Stanford on, and would not live in Portland if they gave it to her.

The same can be said for the rest of Oregon. If it’s possible, its politics are worse than ours. And we at least used to be a Republican state. Even before Ronald Reagan.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 7/4/2017 3:52:51 PM     (No. 11308522)

Those hippies ruined Nevada too, as well as Oregon and Washington and New Mexico, the influx of idiot Kalifornia liberals should be met with the same RESISTANCE that they show for us!!

Damn those lefty idiot creeps who IMMIGRATE like ISIS to conquer new territory...

Cali once was a republican state with many army and navy and air bases and only 20 million people...until that f´in idiot Moonbeam took over! Now it´s 40 million!!!
And now it´s full of Africans, Mexicans, Guatemalans, refugees, illegals, homosexuals, hollyweirdo´s, and oh so many far left beserkely-type radical asshats!

And I live up here in the North State! We want State of Jefferson and we want only conservatives, ranchers, farmers, veterans, and like-minded American patriots...but this war is hell on this old veteran! Beautiful countryside ruined by ugly radical jerks...

Happy Independence DAY!!
Veterans for TRUMP 2020
Veterans for PENCE 2024

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Butch, 7/4/2017 3:53:42 PM     (No. 11308523)

In the Sixties Gov. Tom McCall told visitors to visit Oregon - and then go home. They did, and (mostly western) Oregon has been known as an unwelcoming place ever since. I lived in Washington state for many years and got the same mistreatment. Bizarre.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Throwback, 7/4/2017 4:23:13 PM     (No. 11308540)

The real story was in the local TV news report.

Said California was being interviewed on camera.

I turned to Mrs. Throwback to add "He has probably been running his mouth to his neighbors."

Before I could speak, Mr. victim shared how he had been telling some guy to slow down through the neighborhood the day before.

Just what you want from a new neighbor, a sense that he has the right to start telling everyone what to do.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Glcinpdx, 7/4/2017 4:41:58 PM     (No. 11308556)

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Glcinpdx, 7/4/2017 4:48:38 PM     (No. 11308562)

Portland has gone downhill tremendously the past few years. Homeless and junkies proliferate not only downtown, but have spread their encampments to the neighborhoods in the East side of the river. Taxes in Portland and Multnomah County are out of control (Arts tax, Public School surcharges, over a Billion dollars in bonds in the past four years for schools) etc. Every tax increase passes in this brain dead city. Clackamas County, here I come!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 7/4/2017 5:42:22 PM     (No. 11308582)

Will be escaping, ourselves, in a few years. Taking the horses, guns, and retirement income to northern Florida. (I´m told that most neighborhoods south of Orlando have become Hispanic.)

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 7/4/2017 5:56:38 PM     (No. 11308585)

I understand the opinions voiced here. The liberals used to stay in their strongholds, but when they became the cesspools that the liberal policies always bring about, they left. But instead of learning the results of their policy choices, they simply continue to vote the same. So our once lovely, functioning cities and states are destroyed...before the libs move on to destroy someplace else.

We lived in Nashville years ago and had a close friend in the music industry there. When the music industry in LA realized the *country hicks* could produce music the equal (or better), and yet they could buy houses for one-quarter of what they cost in Calif..guess what? They moved to Nashville. Now housing in Middle Tennessee has skyrocketed.

Liberals are like locusts; they need to be destroyed.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: columba, 7/4/2017 8:22:13 PM     (No. 11308690)

In a like mode, but not violent, Nevada citizens often use a bumper sticker stating: DON´T MUCH CARE HOW IT WAS DONE IN CALIFORNIA.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Gillyo, 7/4/2017 8:45:55 PM     (No. 11308704)

I´m a fifth generation Californian and if there was ever a victim in this situation it´s us. Our state has been overrun with leftie idiots that came from many of the same states that moan about "Californians" invading them. If we could deport anyone who isn´t at least 2nd generation California born, we´d be Reagan Country again.

Back in the eighties I had a bumper sticker on my car that read "Welcome to California, Now Go Home." Unfortunately, it didn´t work.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: mjolnir, 7/5/2017 12:51:48 AM     (No. 11308828)

I´m not saying I agree with it. But I get it.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/5/2017 3:15:55 AM     (No. 11308888)

No boundaries.

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Hillary Clinton is to call her new memoir about being beaten by Donald Trump ´What Happened´, her publisher announced Thursday. Her photograph will not feature on the cover - and she will call herself Hillary Rodham Clinton. She ran as Hillary Clinton. The memoir, published by Simon & Schuster promises to deliver the story of her defeat ´now free from the constraints of politics´. It will finally break the pattern of months by containing details of her ´mistakes´ - but firmly blame James Comey and the Russians. One friend of Clinton told The Hill it would be a ´bombshell´. The

Senators on hot mic: Trump
is ‘crazy,’ ‘I’m worried’

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Washington Post [Washington D.C.], by Philip Bump    Original Article
Posted By: JoElla Bee- 7/26/2017 10:15:56 AM     Post Reply
At the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday morning, someone sitting near Chairman Susan Collins (R-Maine) didn’t switch off a microphone. Collins was recorded discussing the federal budget and President Trump’s lack of familiarity with the details of governing with a colleague — apparently Sen. Jack Reed (R.I.), the ranking Democrat on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittee.

Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to
Unload About White House Leakers,
Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon

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New Yorker, by Ryan Lizza    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/27/2017 6:58:21 PM     Post Reply
On Wednesday night, I received a phone call from Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director. He wasn’t happy. Earlier in the night, I’d tweeted, citing a “senior White House official,” that Scaramucci was having dinner at the White House with President Trump, the First Lady, Sean Hannity, and the former Fox News executive Bill Shine. It was an interesting group, and raised some questions. Was Trump getting strategic advice from Hannity? Was he considering hiring Shine? But Scaramucci had his own question—for me. “Who leaked that to you?” he asked. I said I couldn’t give him that information.

Transgender Navy SEAL slams
Trump for banning servicemembers:
´Let´s meet face to face and
you tell me I´m not worthy´

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New York Daily News, by Christopher Brennan    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 7/27/2017 1:46:59 AM     Post Reply
A transgender former Navy SEAL has spoken out against President Trump’s ban on transgender military members, saying he is preventing soldiers from doing their service. “Let´s meet face to face and you tell me I´m not worthy,” Kristin Beck, a retired SEAL Team 6 member who has fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, told Business Insider. Beck was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Meritorious Service Medal during her time in the service, when she kept her gender identity a secret, according to a 2015 profile in GQ. The President said that transgender service in the military causes

Trump´s Transgender Ban Is
a Legal Land Mine

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Politico, by John Culhane    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 7/27/2017 7:27:13 AM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump’s Wednesday announcement on Twitter that transgender men and women will not be allowed to serve in the military “in any capacity” was not a complete surprise: Last month, Defense Secretary James Mattis announced that the military was hitting the pause button on an Obama-era plan to welcome openly transgender people into the military. But the announcement was a legal land mine. The Trump administration may soon learn that singling out a class of people for exclusion violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law. And as to those transgender soldiers already serving openly, any effort

There’s No Shakeup That Can
Fix the Trump White House

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National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: danvillebill- 7/26/2017 8:02:38 PM     Post Reply
Let’s review a few recent developments. Last week, Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned. This was part of a “White House shakeup” to get the Trump administration back on track. The new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, would fix the White House’s “messaging problem.” Within 24 hours of Scaramucci’s appointment, the president returned to Twitter and unloaded another torrent of political bombshells, including talking about his power to pardon, even as his attorneys were denying that Donald Trump was thinking about pardoning anyone.

Graham Warns Trump of
´Holy Hell´ if President Gets
Rid of Sessions or Mueller

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PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/27/2017 5:30:36 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) today warned President Trump against firing either Attorney General Jeff Sessions or special counsel Robert Mueller, saying he plans to introduce bipartisan judicial review legislation to protect the former FBI director and future special counsels. Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill that he´s "100 percent behind Jeff Sessions," who´s been the target of various slings from Trump over the past week, and referred to a Wednesday tweet from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa): Everybody in D.C. Shld b warned that the agenda for the judiciary Comm is set for rest of 2017. Judges first

What if the Trump-Sessions feud is one big charade?
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American Thinker, by Brian C. Joondeph    Original Article
Posted By: my stars 22- 7/27/2017 2:42:47 AM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump has been attacking his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, daily. There have been brutal attacks on Twitter, in media interviews, and during speeches. Conventional wisdom is that Trump is getting ready to fire Sessions or hoping Sessions resigns. Conventional wisdom also assured everyone that Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide, the only question being by how large a margin. Trump´s complaint is that his attorney general should not have recused himself from the Russia hacking hoax and that he is dragging his feet on long overdue investigations and prosecutions: Deep State leaks; unmasking; DNC and Clinton collusion

Debbie Wasserman Schultz “Absolute
Wreck–Barely Able to Function” Since
Imran Awan Arrest

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Gateway Pundit, by Christina Laila    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/28/2017 12:32:37 AM     Post Reply
Debbie Wasserman Schultz employed Pakistani IT staffers and brothers who were paid over $4 million dollars over the course of their employment even though they were accused of a cyber-security breach. Imran Awan was arrested as he attempted to flee the U.S. after wiring approximately $300,000 to Pakistan. Fox News is the only cable network covering this huge scandal. When Imran Awan was arrested he was carrying $12,000 in cash on him. His wife was carrying $12,000 of cash when she fled the country too. Imran and his Muslim brothers, Abid and Jamal accessed unauthorized computers while acting as IT

Filmmaker Michael Moore says he phoned up
Hillary Clinton´s team before the election to warn
them about danger in Wisconsin and Michigan

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Daily Mail [UK], by Kelly Mclaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/27/2017 3:50:40 PM     Post Reply
Filmmaker Michael Moore says he tried to Hillary Clinton that Michigan and Wisconsin voters might lean toward Donald Trump before the 2016 presidential election but claims no one would listen. Moore appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night to promote his upcoming one-man Broadway show, The Terms of My Surrender. But the Michigan resident took time to discuss the current political climate, saying he ´never wanted to be more wrong in my life´ when warning people about Trump voters. ´I was trying to warn the rest of the country, out here, people who voted for Obama

Donald Trump’s ‘Transgender’ Declaration
Preserves Americans’ Two-Sex Society

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Breitbart Big Government, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/26/2017 12:42:24 PM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump’s dramatic decision to exclude so-called “transgender” people from the military is a direct rejection of the progressives’ revolutionary demand that Americans’ society should be remade to eliminate all civic recognition of the two different-and-complementary male and female sexes. (Tweets) The Wednesday decision was greeted with anger from the left, which had hoped that the military’s 2016 endorsement of the transgender ideology would push the Supreme Court and legislators nationwide to impose and establish the unpopular claim that a person’s changeable choice of “gender” is more legally important than their biological sex. If endorsed by the courts, that

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