Axelrod warns: Talk of removing Trump a ‘very dangerous road’, “Bloodless Coup” not OK

A very very dangerous road. I always thought that Axelrod was reasonably sane. (Partisan of course, but sane. In contrast to some people these days.)

I mean if one wants to flush the rule of law down the toilet and go full on Third World (which is what the anti-Obama people warned would happen with an Obama presidency) to take Trump down then, well, I guess you’ve made your decision. But consider that the rest of the country is very unlike New York,

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“War is the health of the state, but the death of empires.”

An excellent book about the Soviet experience in Afghanistan

We don’t agree with ole’ Pat on many things, including some of the things in this short piece. But he is right in that America did not vote Trump into office because he was a war monger. Indeed Hillary was the neocon ranting about war in Syria etc.

No, America wants to get its house in order and our house is not in Afghanistan.

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Is “the United States being purposely divided” ?

It certainly seems like some would be happy indeed to see this country divided. To use the parlance of our time (thank you Dude) they are “haters.” They don’t like this country. They’ve never liked this country. They think this country needs to be taken down a few notches. And many of these “haters” while the hours away in that utterly useless and deeply crony institution, The United Nations.

I thought we were cutting funding to these whiners.

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The Principles That Divide Us Might be Greater Than Those That Bind Us Together (But we’ve seen much worse)

We’re in a bad spot right now. However, even what we’ve seen over the last year or so still pales in comparison to 1968. I have a stack of old Newsweeks from 1967- 68 and it was absolutely insane

Unfortunately there are those who see the current strife as a time to further their agendas. Some would like to reignite the flames of 2 generations ago even though, in pretty much every single way,

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Politico: Why what I saw in Charlottesville terrifies me


I took this picture of the car attack crime scene just a few hours after the attack. It’s a place I know well.

It looks like Politico changed the original headline (something we also do on occasion) to –

‘What I Saw in Charlottesville Could Be Just the Beginning’

We think both headlines are apt.

Attached is an article from a fellow Charlottesville resident and career diplomat who spent 15 years dealing with tribal strife in Africa.

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Liberals whine about being governed by Trump. Pity those governed by THEM

They aren’t “liberals.” Liberalism (properly defined) is about freedom, liberty, free markets, and human actualization. What is often thought of as “liberal” or even “progressive” however (at least in the US) is more accurately just a penchant for statist collectivism and the marginalization of the individual in practically all respects.

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Trump Administration, Reversing Trend, Sheds 11,000 Federal Employees in Six Months (How about 100,000 more before the end of the year?)

This is a real positive. But 11,000 should only be the beginning. Our taxpayer financed bureaucracy is a target rich environment.

Given advancements in automation and in technology generally the Obama years should be the high water mark for federal employment. From here on out  – and I mean from here until eternity – there is no need to add one more net federal employee. No reason.

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The Deep State Clings to its Privilege, Politico: Federal employees step up defiance of Trump


And the first 3 people PAY for the last guy.

One of the reasons Trump must be looked at as a mixed bag for advocates of freedom is because of the fear he has put in the hearts of many career government workers. He ain’t all bad by any means.

All across Washington, career toadies, people who were sure they’d sail into the next few years with the fair winds of Hillary Clinton blowing them toward a taxpayer financed retirement are freaking out.

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Democrats fear Russia probe blowback, Dem Strategist: Democrats “are going to be in deep, deep trouble if they don’t start talking about what voters care about.”

She should have said, “actually care about” but the above gives one the sense of the situation.

The Dems have gone all in against a president who was elected by the people of the United States. Many Dems think this is a winning strategy. And indeed it may be. However I would say that it is more likely that it is not a winning strategy.

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Aetna CEO: Obamacare ‘cannot be repealed, period’

Image: CNBC

The insurance company CEO has spoken. So there you go. Obamcare shows its true face. Crony from the begining.

The insurance companies want their Obamcare bailout, and at this point they seriously think they might be able to get one.

The insurance companies wrote Obamacare in partnership with the Obama White House and a Dem Congress. They pushed it through in the face of massive resistance from the American people and with some very questionable parliamentary gymnastics before Scott Brown was able to take his seat in the Senate.

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