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President Trump: Twitter is not foreign policy, don’t tweet us into war

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At times, President Trump reminds me of my 2 year old daughter. She is fast. On one occasion I recall reading a book while she was painting at her craft table. After a couple of pages, I look up and an entire wall has a mosaic of her rendition of her favorite cartoon sing-along. At other times, Trump reminds me of my nearly adolescent son – testing his limits, speaking without thinking, engaging in “one-ups” challenges. You know, when young boys challenge each other to “one-up” the previous stupid stunt.

One is cute and challenges a parent to keep their cool while cleaning the (thankfully) water soluble paint off the wall. The other has little forethought and without redeeming purpose and we go off into the “what-if” rants. Trump’s tweets are sometimes like my daughter’s wall art. Good for a chuckle and a “how cute” moment. Other times, his tweets are dangerous and appear to have little understanding of the consequences.

It seems that the “crazy little fat man” in North Korea recognizes the game he and President Trump are playing. Trump fires off a tweet regarding Kim’s rhetoric, Kim fires off an ICBM. If it were just Kim and Trump and the two were on an island, I’d let them sit in the sandbox and throw sand at each other. But they are not. China has been asked to exert its muscle over North Korea. On July 4th, Kim tested an ICBM launch and our president responded:


My question is, “aren’t there better channels for this communication?” Yes, the American people want to know that the crazy fat kid has launched another toy. But then when you antagonize Kim’s puppet master with:


…the sandbox just got a little more crowded and it likely will not be sand thrown at each other.

Twitter is “social media” not “policy media”. Foreign policy is for diplomats to air out. We are capable of being disappointed without urging from Trump. One response was particularly apropos:


And I think @Mike_P_Williams hits the nail on the head for several reasons:

1) Unprofessional on so many levels
2) Likely antagonizes North Korea
3) Gives Trump’s nay-sayers more reason to distrust him

Those are just a few reasons. Of course, the real issue is that we don’t want a war. These one-ups challenges are a dangerous game and likely have consequences that Trump hasn’t thought of or maybe believes his military is capable of handling. But with China being caught up in the sandbox, it won’t be sand the boys are throwing at each other. And they certainly are not alone on the playground.

Maybe Gen. Kelly will hire a nun with a ruler.

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This is what the President should do to end the shutdown and build the wall

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This is what the President should do to end the shutdown and build the wall

A good journalist would take the details of the plan I’m about to lay out and expand on every excruciating detail in order to give it some meat. I’m going to keep this really, really straight forward. In fact, I’m going to do it in Twitter format – 280-characters or less per paragraph.

Dear Mr. President: There is a path you can take to improve border security, end the shutdown, deliver the State of the Union, build the wall, and make Democrats look like intellectual lightweights…

1. Accept the deal the Democrats are offering to fund $5.7 billion towards improved border security. Make a plan for improved technology, more border patrol agents, and more immigration judges. Let’s catch them more easily and either let them in or send them home faster.

2. Open up the government. Get these people their paychecks, get tax returns and food stamps out on time, and get the TSA and other government agencies working properly again. Hold a big press conference with Nancy Pelosi inviting you to the State of the Union.

3. Keep quiet until the State of the Union. Tweet about this man’s book or that woman’s awesome award. Tweet about the State of the Union, Venezuela, term limits (conservatives would LOVE that!). Tweet about ANYTHING other than the wall.

4. At the #SOTU, lead with jobs/economy, but quickly shift to the border crisis. Reveal that with some of the money allocated for border security, you’re assigning a task force of law enforcement’s drug smuggling and transnational organized crime experts to find border issues.

5. Announce you are having them request support from the Secretary of Defense, at which point he can invoke 10 U.S.C. 284 to begin immediate construction of a steel slat border fence in the areas deemed vulnerable by your task force.

6. Thank the Democrats for funding the necessary components of border security that will work in conjunction with the new border wall. Smile big. Point at Nancy Pelosi. Give her a hearty clap and ask the crowd to join you.

7. Once all this is done, work with your advisers to come up with a fair but clear cut way to make Mexico pay for it. They may not write a check, but we still have plenty of leverage to extract the funds through other means.

Some of you will note that I’m not a fan of the President’s, so why would I offer a solution. I’m a fan of America. I want the border secured. I want Americans to get paid instead of being political pawns. I may not agree with everything the President does or how he goes about doing it, but we need to set aside our complaints for now to get the wall built and the government shutdown ended.

This series of actions would let the President and America have our cake and eat it, too. More funds for border security. Government shutdown ended. Border wall getting built. This is exactly what the President needs to do to win big for all of us.


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Illegal alien Hector Montez arrested for allegedly raping, impregnating 15-year-old

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Illegal alien Hector Montez arrested for allegedly raping impregnating 15-year-old

DNA tests will determine whether twice-deported illegal alien Hector Montez is the father of a baby born to a 15-year-old girl. She alleges that Montez kidnapped and sexually assaulted her. Montez is in custody at Kings County Jail.

“We’ve made the arrest. However the investigation is still ongoing and there are still questions that need to be answered,” said Commander Mark Bevens with the Kings County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim claims she met Montez on social media and accepted a ride home from school on day. Instead of taking her home, he allegedly took her to a rural area near Lemoore, California, where he sexually assaulted her.

Montez has been arrested before. An illegal alien from Honduras, Montez has already been deported twice but continues to cross the southern border with Mexico illegally.

“They initially began communicating in February of 2018 and it was in March of 2018 that they met for the first time when he picked her up from school to give her a ride home and that’s when the sexual assault occurred,” Commander Bevens said.

Montez is being held on $5.2 million bail.

My Take

Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, even illegal immigrants. But even if they cannot prove kidnapping, the DNA tests should tell if the 31-year-old impregnated the 15-year-old.

Even before this heinous alleged crime, it’s clear Montez has no intention of staying in Honduras if deported. He will likely continue to cross the southern border until we do something about our border crisis.


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Here is the definitive timeline for the Covington Catholic run in at the Lincoln Memorial

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Here is the definitive timeline for the Covington Catholic run in at the Lincoln Memorial

Glenn Beck put together the definitive video of what happened before the #MAGAkids incident.

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For those not of the Leftist Media who would like to get the full story of the #MAGAkids incident. Glenn Beck and his staff painstakingly went through all the available video to put together a timeline of what took place in the hours before the short, out of context video was recorded. It puts the controversy in perspective and answers the question of what happened.

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