Quickly

JAN. 13

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Tak­ing pride in shut­ting down the gov­ern­ment is not the be­hav­ior of a sane or re­spon­si­ble pres­i­dent. Caus­ing so much pain and hard­ship tells you we are deal­ing with a very sick per­son that en­joys do­ing this.

Why haven’t the gov­er­nors of Texas, Ari­zona or Cal­i­for­nia sought any emer­gency dec­la­ra­tions? Isn’t that your first clue this isn’t an emer­gency?

Rudy Gi­u­liani said to­day that he thinks the Trump le­gal team should be al­lowed to “cor­rect” Spe­cial Coun­sel Mueller’s re­port on the Rus­sian probe be­fore Con­gress and the Amer­i­can peo­ple get a chance to read it. I just bet they would love to al­ter those re­ports. Are you in­sane? Never mind, silly ques­tion.

Be­cause of Trump’s trade and tar­iff war with China, farm­ers are no longer sell­ing soy­beans to China. So now Trump is giv­ing those farm­ers bil­lions of dol­lars in wel­fare. Where is he get­ting the money? He’s bor­row­ing it from China. Some busi­ness­man he is.

Us­ing the term “man baby” to de­scribe the pres­i­dent is how real men speak all the time. You must be a real sissy.

Daniel Hen­ninger from the Wall Street Jour­nal said “Trump’s base is less in­ter­ested in pol­icy achieve­ments or a func­tion­ing gov­ern­ment as they are in stick­ing it to lib­er­als who loathe the pres­i­dent — even if his ac­tions are detri­men­tal to their own well-be­ing.” That’s true, and re­ally pa­thetic.

Why can’t we just use thoughts and prayers to pro­tect the bor­der? It’s what we use to pro­tect our schools.

In 2004, Don­ald Trump gave a speech at Wag­ner Col­lege on New York’s Staten Is­land. He said, “Don’t give up. Don’t al­low it to hap­pen. If there’s a con­crete wall in front of you, go through it, go over it, go around it, but get to the other side of that wall.”

Why don’t Trump and all of the other bil­lion­aires chip in on this wall they want so bad? Seems very “com­mu­nist” of them to ex­pect the gov­ern­ment to

pay for their wish list.

If Trump gets the fund­ing for his wall, will he still hire il­le­gal im­mi­grants for his ho­tels and golf cour­ses? Will GOP Rep. Devin Nunes and oth­ers still hire them to run their dairy farms? So sick of their dou­ble stan­dards.

The White House coun­sel’s of­fice is prep­ping le­gal jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for a na­tional emer­gency, in­clud­ing ad­vis­ing the White House to ramp up talk for a hu­man­i­tar­ian and se­cu­rity “cri­sis.” White House lawyers say the more the term is used, the more ci­ta­tions they will have in fil­ing le­gal de­fense. So man­u­fac­ture a cri­sis, and we will man­u­fac­ture a de­fense.

A Lake County Court judge agreed to con­tinue for the 19th time the case against a re­tired St. John po­lice com­man­der ac­cused of sex­ual bat­tery and ghost pay­rolling. Nine­teen times. What is wrong with our le­gal sys­tem when a case can be con­tin­ued this many times?

Re­mem­ber when Grandpa would tell the same story over and over? And ev­ery­one would just roll their eyes? That’s where we are now.

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The Old Post Of­fice Tower, a his­toric build­ing at 1100 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. NW in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., was still open to the pub­lic Fri­day de­spite the par­tial gov­ern­ment shut­down.

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