Democrats Should Steal Trump's Thunder on Trade

It's time to run bigger, better and harder on trade policies.

"By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry, he [the entrepreneur] intends only his own security, and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention."

-- Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, 1776 (emphasis added to rebut "free trade" misuse of this quote, as free-traders always drop the first 11 words)

There's an old saying that even a broken clock is right twice a day. In that spirit, Donald Trump and his advisors are at least partly right about trade and tariffs.

Ironically, he's totally defying the entire Republican Party, as well as the Bill Clinton-corporate wing of the Democratic Party, and running with policies that progressive Democrats have been pushing for a century.

While most progressive politicians will admit Trump is right on trade (and several have on my radio/TV show), there aren't a lot of Democrats these days willing to enthusiastically acknowledge Trump might be right about anything so they're not much popping up on network or cable TV.

Which is unfortunate: the Democratic Party should return to its progressive/protectionist/union roots and steal this issue right from Trump's teeth, saying that he's not doing it well enough or fast enough. They should run hard in 2020 on Bernie's suggestion that we use protectionist policies to end our trade deficits and bring back home our jobs.

The disastrous trade deficits we've been running since the Reagan era are damaging to the future of America for a variety of reasons, from national security to where the profits from American companies end up, to the flattening of American working wages and benefits.

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changeX 35 weeks 17 hours ago
#1

and the younger generation is looking at your generation wondering why.

Legend 34 weeks 5 days ago
#2

Cut and paste this where ever you can in public forum.

November 6th is election day. Verify now that you are a registered voter and up to date. If not registered, register as a Democrat. Strength in numbers. Tell friends and co-workers to do the same. Vote Congress and Senate Democratic in 2018. Also vote Party line for all other positions.

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Kend 34 weeks 5 days ago
#3

Yes I agree the healthcare system in the US is less then perfect. I think one of the reasons it's so expensive is because America is the only country in the world that sues the crap out of each other for everything Do you all not realize how much that drives up the cost. I am down here right now and every second commercial is a lawyer. The insurance that Doctors and drug companies have to carry here is insane.

I barely made it through high school. Your right I do not spell very well. But I was smart enough to hire employees who could.

Legend 34 weeks 5 days ago
#4

It's you're or you are.

It sounds that way legally, but a relative of mine died at 60 from a Colonoscopy. They pierced his intestine and after surgery to repair, he went into septic shock and died. Lawyers said that he and most everyone sign all liability away prior to surgery.

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ckrob 26 weeks 6 days ago
#5

Off topic:

Trump stole the election, poisoned fruit; Hillary stole the Primary, poisoned fruit.

Bernie wins!

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Jeeny 26 weeks 3 days ago
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Dianereynolds 26 weeks 7 hours ago
#7

“Now back in 1927 an American socialist, Norman Thomas, six times candidate for president on the Socialist Party ticket, said the American people would never vote for socialism. But he said under the name of liberalism the American people will adopt every fragment of the socialist program.”

Ronald Reagan

"I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."

George Mason, Co-author of the Second Amendment, during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788

"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." (Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 19, 1785)

So let’s see how Messianic Obama really was by comparing other statements and positions he made, with reality:

We will lower the rising of the oceans

You can keep your doctor, period.

You can keep your healthcare plan, period.

You will save $2500 a year on healthcare, period.

America can never again achieve three-percent economic growth.

We will contain ISIS.ISIS is a JV team.

Mine will be the most transparent administration in history.

You didn’t build that!

There’s not a smidgen of evidence of Hillary’s guilt or misconduct.

Russia is no longer a threat to America.

The “red line” in Syria that he failed to enforce.

Blaming a photographer for causing the deaths of Americans in Benghazi.

It costs less to get a gun in America than to buy a book.

Take a gun to a knife fight.

Illegal aliens will never get government healthcare.

Illegal aliens will never get welfare.

Illegal aliens will never get the vote.

Obama claimed his White House “didn’t have a scandal”.

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demandside 25 weeks 6 days ago
#8

The chronic liar should be upended and embarrassed by the media, not given a platform and a "passover." The GOP tax heist that gave $5 trillion to households with over a million dollars income occurred without hearings, compromises, and negotiations. Now the trade policy makes skeptics out of friends and threatens Canada, Germany, and all productive countries. The 2008 financial meltdown should be a wakeup call and warning that the markets are not self-healing, regulation is a necessity and exploding inequality affects all society. Corporations spent $214 billion buying back their own stock in the first three months of 2018 (cf. The Real Economic Review)

more at www.freembtranslations.net, www.openculture.com, www.grin.com, www.onthecommons.org and www.citizen.org!

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Don Leske 25 weeks 15 hours ago
#9

Wow, you leave me breathless. You have said ALL the words many of us were thinking and it is a great day when just one American will stand up and shout out the truth!

Ronald Reagan

"I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."

Kudos to you Diane

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Don Leske 25 weeks 15 hours ago
#10

AGREED SIR. But Thom is no saint for trashing our president, who I did not vote for either but as a loyal American I support with my dollars and my life. That sir is the sound of a Patriot.

Dianereynolds's picture
Dianereynolds 24 weeks 9 hours ago
#11

Thom, when are you going to get your shit together. We heard NOTHING during the Obama years when the exact same things were happening at the border. How completely you ignored the deporter in chief during his 8 years in office.

As for President Trump calling for deportation, do your homework. This has also gone on for years.

"When Expedited Removal Allows Deportation Without a Hearing""Expedited removal is the term for a process related to immigration enforcement in the United States during which a non-citizen is denied entry to and/or physically removed from the United States, without going through removal proceedings (which involve a hearing before an immigration judge)." Now go back to your hourly Nazi references, it makes you look so classy.

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Dianereynolds 23 weeks 1 day ago
#12

"Trump’s massive impact on the federal bench"

"Trump has appointed 21 of the 167 current full-time judges and intends to fill an additional 20 or more vacancies by year-end. The president and the GOP-controlled Senate have thus already put one-eighth of the federal appeals bench in their seats. Each of those new appointees — all principled “originalists” in the mold of the late Justice Antonin Scalia — will have more than 400 participations in 2018 alone. There are 10 more appeals court nominees in the queue and a dozen other vacancies awaiting nominees beyond those, and Senate Republicans have made these positions their priority (unless there is a retirement on the Supreme Court). With the age of initial appointment dropping and retirement age advancing, we can reasonably expect Trump- ­appointed judges to average 20 years on the bench. Expect a total of 40 new appeals court judges by the end of Trumps first two years in office."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-massive-impact-on-the-fed...

Bold emphasis happily mine.

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kripsychicken 22 weeks 3 days ago
#13

What an interesting article to read, and then to encounter all the great comments.

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Gregg Moyer 22 weeks 2 days ago
#14

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Dianereynolds's picture
Dianereynolds 21 weeks 5 days ago
#15

Yesterday ,you spent the first hour incinuating that President Trump made a deal with Kennedy to retire and be replaced with one of his clerks. This story is fake and NBC retracted it. Are you going to do the same or allow it to continue in the same vein as another fake news story you constantly repeat involving Rubio and obamacare?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/12/23/rubios-inaccurate-claim-that-he-inserted-a-provision-restricting-obamacare-bailout-funds/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.fab58eb3c242

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Dianereynolds 20 weeks 4 days ago
#16

Thom, you are clearly allowing your TDS get the better of you. In the past you showed a bit of common sense in your rants. Now, you appear to be losing your ability to cope. Your shows have become hate filled nonsense. Get your act together and try to preserve what little audience you have left. Being a useful idiot for the republican party is no way to run a business.

You challenged a caller to show you a politician that calls for open borders. Try Keith Ellison on for size. He is one of many.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/07/keith-ellison-open-borders-shirt/

HotCoffee's picture
HotCoffee 20 weeks 3 days ago
#17

Hi DianeR,

Suprised to find you here.

Well Toms emails have started reaching me again.

I see Tom can't handle diagreements as his new site doesn't have a comment

section.

Guess he wants to live in an echo chamber.

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johncarter 20 weeks 3 days ago
#18

Ultimately, to get along, we will have to accept meaniful sacrifices in the way we live and live a much less consumerist and more humble, though not necessarily less satisfying, lifestyle. Any volunteers?

Dianereynolds's picture
Dianereynolds 19 weeks 6 days ago
#19

Hey HotCoffee. Nice to see you are still around. I don't spend much time listening to Thom's show. Only once in awhile for his first segment when he really goes looney tunes over something President Trump has done. It appears he is losing his ability to run the show and I suspect when the next election does not go his way he will be gone from the airwaves and living is the wackiness that is Portland, OR. A fitting end to his tilting at windmills career.

See ya!

HotCoffee's picture
HotCoffee 19 weeks 5 days ago
#20

Diane,

I haven't listened at all....just fiqure he's riding the Mad Max train and hanging up on anyone that disagrees. One of your posts reminded me about Lou Dobbs so been listening to him a bit more, after a year of not watching tv.

Sad watching the west coast turn to crap....literally!

We are on power alerts....otherwise known a Jerry Browns energy future.

Almost a good as his water future.

Hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Dianereynolds's picture
Dianereynolds 19 weeks 3 days ago
#21

HotCoffee, I am with you on Lou Dobbs. He seens to be a logical thinker and can expalin in journeymans language what is going on in the economy. FOX business rocks.

As for California, you have my sympatiy. I cannot imagine a more beautiful but screwed up state. What is really sad is those who are leaving are destroying the states to which they migrate. Seattle, Portland, and much of Colorado have all fallen to the leftie/socialist program.

A great ecxample of their lunacy is the headline,

Seattle-Area Councilman: Hosing Poop-Covered Sidewalks Might Be Racially Insensitive

https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/07/city-councilman-hosing-poop-cover...

This is where leftie/socialism and PC has brought some cities and states. Good luck to you. Just remember not to shower, flush, or use air conditioning and you will be fine. Oh, remember to wear your muck boots when wandering in a liberal city.

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wigsalon 19 weeks 2 days ago
#22

I went to school with Trump ( 1967 Wharton ) and worked close to him in ACA in the 80's. Trump is conning you if you support him. But please just read my blog posts. I really want Trump supporters to sign up for this post series. No sense preaching to the choir.

Start here: https://englishcode.wordpress.com/

The last 3 posts have been very strong. Look at that dictator graph! And the new one I am writing now, on how the 4.1% GDP growth should be though about - will be out monday.

Trump is Clearly a Player in an International Crime Syndicate. Now How Do We Handle Our National Security Crisis?

Dear Trump supporter: Please ask yourself this. How safe would you have felt if Obama spent two private hours with Osama and came back saying “Osama said very strongly that he didn’t do it” and then he invited him to the White House?

Dear Trump Supporter:

The Helsinki Summit has clearly hurt Trump and the USA. So who really wanted the Helsinki “summit” anyway? Ask yourself this: who did the Helsinki summit serve? Trump didn’t prepare for it. He played golf the weekend before. He met with Putin for two hours and is not even relaying what was even said in private. He did not allow his own top statesmen to be in the room. Whose idea was that? We now hear that war plans were made. We hear Putin is asking for Trump to deliver American citizen, Michael McFaul, for questioning in Russia. And we all saw Trump take Putin’s side over the FBI’s. Helsinki served Putin and not Trump and the USA. That’s because Putin did prepare for it. Putin designed the entire summit-show from the get-go.

Seeing is believing. Watch Trump’s gait coming to the podium after spending two private hours with Putin. You can visually see Trump was cautious and not happy with what he was about to say. But Putin looked victorious, happy and fully secure. That can only be because Putin was in full control of the whole charade from before it even happened. He asked Trump for the summit. He told Trump it would be a win/win for both of them. But it was not. It was good for Russia and terrible for the USA.

I first met Trump at college. Donald has been this way (unprepared) since college. (Penn.) He is a one-trick pony and all that pony wants is more money. It’s easy to trap a person whose sole motivation is greed. Did not he learn that as a casino owner? Trump and Putin are both basically kleptomaniacs propped up by the seals of their governments and law enforcement. They don’t create or earn. They cheerfully steal the toil and assets of others. Putin was elected in a democratic Russia. He stole 200 billion in just a few years by killing his opponents and ending Russia’s free press.

The Reason for Money Laundering

All dictators and fascists steal from their governments and citizens. To ensure their stolen money does not get taken away, they farm the stolen dollars out of their countries where their own justice systems will never have jurisdiction. It’s called money laundering. Putin and Trump are long-standing players in an international crime syndicate that specializes in money laundering. Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager, is about to go on trial for money laundering.

That Helsinki meeting was really about one thing: Putin’s money. Putin wants more than his 200 billion. He wants the Magnitsky Act to go away because it costing him his billions more. He wants that Russian oil deal valued at 500 billion. Putin has plenty of his stolen Russian funds parked here in the USA. In NYC, they back Kushner – and they have long backed Trump too. Trump use to hold Miss Universe contests is Moscow. And there were plans to build a Trump Tower there. This is why it was a private meeting. They mainly talked about money. This is why Pompeo did not get invited in. They don’t want anyone to know and certainly not a decent person, which Pompeo may be.

And Trump has had funds in Russia since his casino days. That’s when he started hiding his casino cash overseas, so he did not have to pay tax on it. Trump has been into international crime since the ’80’s. He is a player in what is sometimes called the Russian Mafia. Putin will just take Trump’s Russian-parked money if Trump does not help Putin secure his money in the USA. It’s a quid pro quo. The crime world works that way. Manafort was overheard asking if getting Trump elected would square a debt with a Russian oligarch. Quid pro quo. That 2 hour secret meeting only makes sense when you realize they both had a lot of private money business to talk about.

The Helsinki Summit was about two international criminals meeting in private to discuss money. But Putin has stuff on Trump. Trump has nothing on Putin and couldn’t use it if he did. In Russia, everyone knows Putin is a criminal dictator. They are okay with it. They have no choice. But in the USA, that’s still not okay. We still have a free press in spite of Trump’s calls of “fake news”. And we still have a justice system.

So Putin could tell Trump exactly what to say. If Trump did not say it, the financial dirt he has on Trump could come out and/or his funds in Russia could be seized. This meeting was largely about deadlines and explaining to Trump what will happen if he does not come up with his end of the bargain he made for election help. That’s what was said in that room. I am sure of it.

And that could be most of it. Except there would have been Putin’s back-up plans. And those could include war and the fixing of the election of 2018. Maybe they will have North Korea do the election for them both this time, so it does not trace back to Russia. Maybe the GOP is okay with it because they sort of know they can’t win an honest election – certainly not this cycle – and perhaps never again.

The Crime Syndicate is Pervasive

Putin and Trump are the most powerful figures in this money-laundering crime syndicate, but there are many other players. This is a map of the countries of the earth, with yellow being a free country and red being a dictatorship.

It’s pretty stunning. https://englishcode.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/helsinki/

The most infamous of the dictators are Putin(Russia), Rouhani (Iran), Al-assad (Syria), Maduro (Venezuela), Xi Jinping(China), Kim Jong-un (North Korea), Erdoğan (Turkey) but there are about 40 other dictators. They all need places to park their stolen loot. They are all money launderers. They collect taxes, but they don’t pay much tax, if at all. So they all sort of need each other because they have to get the stolen money our of their countries – and democracies may not play ball. So they stand up for each other! They are loyal to each other.

The syndicate is nameless to protect the not-so-innocent. And it’s not just comprised of rulers. There are businessmen in the syndicate as well. Manafort, Cohen, Wilbur Ross have done business with the syndicate. George Bush called it an “axis of evil”. Reagan called it an “Evil Empire”. (I call it Dictators United. That’s what it is today.)

And here’s the part that Trump supporters, both in Congress and among the US citizenry have to come to grip with. Donald Trump has been a player in that nameless crime syndicate of money launderers for a very long time. Trump owes the syndicate for the work done electing him and they will collect.

And Trump will try not to pay his debts to Putin. (He never pays unless he has to. It’s how he got rich. ) It’s his plan to make American citizens pay his debt to the crime syndicate. Who is paying for his wall if it gets built? (You and I.) And the paying has already begun with those tariffs. American farmers are outraged about the tariffs – and Putin is laughing. It hurts his two biggest opponents – the USA and China. Why should he not laugh? Chaos is Putin’s goal.

Since Putin is the richest player in the syndicate, he is the kingpin and has the final say. You can’t expect Putin to do things that favor the USA or any democracy. Democracies generally don’t play ball with dictators, so democracies are a danger to the dictators. Free societies and dictatorships are like cats and dogs. They don’t get along.

I have known Trump was a money launderer for over thirty years. I worked close to him in AC and stuff like this shows. And, sad to say, until he became president, I was more or less okay with it. It was none of my business. Out of my league. But since that show in Helsinki, it’s now becoming very clear to most Americans that Trump and Putin have something going besides just being presidents of two big countries. Trump and Putin are business associates.

And folks, no matter what kind of American citizen you are, we just can’t have that here. It might be OK in the Arab Emirates, but this is the USA. We have too much to lose. Newspapers and TV stations, you have your livelihoods to lose. Farmers, lawyers, artists – you have your livelihoods to lose. We have our dignities to lose. We have our best hope for our children’s future to lose. We have our own assets to lose as well, because the dictators handbook says to get power, you get control of the police and seize the assets. Putin seized most of his 200 billion. He just took real estate deeds and re-wrote them, selling off parcels to his friends and allies for pennies on a dollar.

Doing nothing about this is like doing nothing about a cancer diagnosis. Ignoring this will not solve it. These are some steps we should take right away:

  • Call for an emergency session of Congress.
  • Sequester the president’s war powers immediately!
  • Make sure the Mueller investigation goes through unimpeded.
  • Subpoena Trump’s taxes and make a retroactive law that a US president cannot serve without revealing seven years of taxes and all foreign bank accounts.
  • Get the translator’s notes. Criminal’s do not deserve a private space to collude.
  • If the GOP Congress does nothing, we vote the entire GOP Congress out. No exceptions this cycle.

Americans have to make sure this does not happen again. If a GOP member won’t call for these kind of actions, a DEM should do it. Call the roles. Announce no agenda before the session. We need to know who is with Team USA and who is with Team Russia.

And do not assume the 2018 vote will be fair. Dictators steal. Remember that. Assume the 2018 votes will be tampered with. Do not trust the GOP-endorsed voter software. Voter software must be open source or blockchain protected. Create a web site where votes can be tallied online and encourage people to vote at the booth and online as backup. I believe voting online can be made safer than voting at a booth.

Congress should approve absolutely nothing until these things happen. Citizens can strike or hold off paying taxes until Trump shows his taxes. We have to do whatever is necessary the way dictators do, because that second shoe is about to fall. It was discussed in that private two hour talk with Putin. That’s why even John Kelly could not get

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We need an immediate emergency session of Congress whose topic is:

How to Handle Our National Security Crisis.

Then we will see what happens.

Dear Trump supporter: Please ask yourself this. How safe would you have felt if Obama spent two private hours with Osama and came back saying “Osama said very strongly that he didn’t do it” – and then he invited him to the White House?

Yes, he walked back that invitation under pressure, but the act of inviting Putin revealed his true intentions and alignment. Note how Trump likes the leaders of so many of the RED DICTATOR countries, and bashes the leaders of the DEMOCRATIC countries. It’s not just Russia. Dictators are criminals – and they stick up for each other. They way to reverse this in the USA is voting out the GOP at every level. Planet-wise this is the solution.

7/19/18

Joseph Aronesty is an e-commerce pioneer, songwriter, author, linguist, father of five and staunch activist for every day people. He was in a class with Trump at Wharton in 1967 and worked near him in AC in the 80’s. josepharonesty@gmail.com

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NathanLuise 18 weeks 6 days ago
#23

So what is the main reason to talk about this all the time? I can't get it, we have other important problems than this stupid one

Coalage3 18 weeks 5 days ago
#24

The democratic party has completely gone off the rails. The Trump economic policies were the policies of the democrats when I was growing up. Support for the working people, support for unions, support for the manufacturing base, etc. Now the democrats have switched places with the republicans. The dems now represent the big money interests of banking, silicon valley, big pharma, etc. Their interests are the same as the 1% elite. The repubs now represent the working men and women in this country.

My my how things have changed.

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kripsychicken 18 weeks 5 days ago
#25

Seems to be an intense subject!

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Dianereynolds 18 weeks 4 days ago
#26

coalage, you put that well. I now only tune Thom in for the first hour on Monday's. This week I only made it through the first half hour where Thom vacillated between Trump taking over the world and declaring himself king with no more elections and some globull warming theory that he tried to tie to the administration. It sounded exactly like he was channeling Alex Jones.

Soon he will be cutting off all callers in opposition to his wacky views. No wonder he can't sleep at night.

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entera79 18 weeks 3 days ago
#27

Listening to your show this morning, and the part about the Bernie Bros. I invite you to my Facebook feed, on which I have been engaged in passionate arguments with Bernie Bros, all of whom I know as actual people and not Russian bots. They still maintain that they will never vote for a Democrate because "of what they did to Bernie". Lots of their friends join these discussions and agree. Bernie did it to himself by calling himself a "socialist" for his entire career, a word that is international poison and will never win a national American election. Also, his refusing to join the DNC or any official party until the last minute, when he "ran" as a Democrat, without ever actually joining their club that supports its members.

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HotCoffee 16 weeks 6 days ago
#28

I was listening to S. F. KGO radio today....a liberal station. Cumulus took it over a few years ago and turned it from a #1 award station into a trying to survive station. This is a 50 watt station that all of Ca. loved.

Almost everyone that called in that works for a living said they were in the process of leaving Ca. or waiting for their children to finnish college and pick a state to move to and then the parents would follow so they could be near their gandchildren .

Why? Very few taxpayers carry the load for everyone else.

We've gone from 2nd in quality of life & education to 49th under Socialist leaders, and their dimwitted Bureaucrats.

Roads, piss, homelessness, Laws, taxes, fines, fees and penalties. LACK OF FREEDOM.

If you want to start a business it takes months to get licences. I was told this week after paying $600.00 for a licence that they can't process two licences at the same time but I could forfeit my $600.00 and re-apply for a second lic. of couse that would cost another $600.00. However I HAVE TO HAVE both licences to operate my business, so sayeth Ca.

It isn't even the money they want that bugs me...it's the money they are stopping me from making while I wait for the slow, slow process. Ca. has much in common with the Russia I grew up hearing about.

One DMV for the state ( no wait ) and one for the people ( an all day experience of long lines.)

Trump plays golf yes, as did Obama...remember during Benghazi? But then I can do dishes, talk, think, have laundry washing. and know whats going on around my house at the same time...maybe presidents can do more than one thing at a time as well.

Who knows what happened to Osama, suppossedly he was dumped in the ocean...anyone have any proof?? Seems the Seal Team got dead somehow.

From what I have seen of old videos of Trump he has only been thinking about this for about 30 years or so. Possibly the only sober person at many campaign parties watching, listening, donating....Hummmm I wonder what he learned.

Building in NY....yep, no better place to lean about crooked politicians on the take...The Mob....Banksters....I guess you could get fed up real quick, maybe find out how they really deal with you if they think they have you by the nuts. Just like many a home owner did after paying years of mortgage payments just to have banks takes thier homes. ( 2006) Created a lot of homelessness.

Hi, Dianne,

Yep, got my boots.....but I rarely go to the city. :))

HotCoffee's picture
HotCoffee 16 weeks 6 hours ago
#29

Thom's book should be called....

STOP GIVING KIDS PHARMA PHYC DRUGS AND THEY WILL STOP SHOOTING OTHER KIDS!

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Dianereynolds 15 weeks 6 days ago
#30

Hi HotCoffee. Sorry I haven't been around. Since Thom has gone completely nuts I have all but stopped listening to his show.

The democrats are a dumpster fire but the current darlings of the democrats appear to be. Mad Maxine Waters and the 28 year old idiot from NYC.

I sympathize with you living in California. You may be far better off if they break it into three states.

Stay away from plastic straws and I just heard that the California legislature passed a bill prohibiting restaurants from serving anything but unflavored milk or water (I am surprised they even are allowed to offer water) to minor children.

Jesus, you have to get out of there.

HotCoffee's picture
HotCoffee 15 weeks 3 days ago
#31

Hi Diane

I don't listen to him either...but I get an email on fridays that reminds me he is still around.

I won't leave Ca. I was born here as was my mother. Grandparents were from Tenn. and Montana.

I have many acres on a beautiful River. If only I could take it with me to another state...:)

The Ca. split would have left me with Sacramento and S.F. in my 1/3 defeating the purpose. Guess I better hide my straws !!! Funny MMJ legal, straws....go to jail. Don't forget the cow farts! LORD help us!!!

Besides so many are leaving it's turning other states blue...even Texas!

Seems Clinton Network News is more upset about Mc Cain than Fox, just goes to show what side he was really on. Hope we don't have to put up with a LONG funeral.

Enjoy life!

HotCoffee

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Dianereynolds 14 weeks 6 days ago
#32

HotCoffee, I just read this and thought of you. Beautiful land or not it will soon be impossible to live there. I predict many will soon be saying "Go East young man"

"Democrat California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newson said in an interview released Tuesday that, as governor, he would grant universal health care to illegal aliens through an executive order."

https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/28/gavin-newsom-califor...

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Christine Meany 14 weeks 5 days ago
#33

As for me, the title of this article is too pretentious. There are interesting thoughts in the text.

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Dianereynolds 14 weeks 3 days ago
#34

Hey Thom, I saw this yesterday and thought of you,

"19 illegal immigrants indicted for voting in the 2016 election"

Do you have any idea as to how hard it is to catch and prosecute these people? Hats off to one sharp election judge who was obviously a republican.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/19-illegal-immigrants-indicted-f...

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Riverplunge 13 weeks 3 days ago
#35

Just reading the words of John Adam Smith sent chills down my spine. I never realized how decadent people were in the past.. I only thought we were perverted now.

Coalage3 11 weeks 3 days ago
#36

No wonder Obama is trying to get credit for the economy. I don't blame him. Unemployment claims at the lowest level since 1969. The stock market rising again to record highs. Trade wars? Tariffs bad? Apparently investors think otherwise.

i hope everyone has a 401K.

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LaurenDesouza 5 weeks 3 days ago
#37

Worth reading here about it’s time to run bigger, better and harder on trade policies. Keep updating us.

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bernicestockstill 4 weeks 3 days ago
#38

A lot of talk lately about Donald Trump. And as for me it is not quite good. Sometimes, in spite of everything, it’s just being silent. But this is my personal opinion.

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Grover Ramsey 2 weeks 5 days ago
#39

Brilliant words, but I consider that Trump try to keep democrats, but his behavior shows smth another.

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