Donald Trump is going after Hillary Clintons energy?

The NY Times points to Trump’s new digs at Hillary Clinton as a ‘low-eneregy’ person…..


She doesn’t need to be yelling into the mic like you….

But outlasted the House GOPer’s in a 11 hour marathon?

And traveled around the planet for 4 years as Sec of State…..

And you kept bitching about a 3 hour debate?


(Oh yea ….Hillary is a YEAR YONGER that Donald)

Donald J. Trump has, over the last few days, been road-testing a new criticism of Hillary Rodham Clinton — that she is too low-energy to be president.

After using that line of argument to great effect throughout the year against Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, Mr. Trump has begun to question whether Mrs. Clinton has the “stamina” to be president.

In an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Mr. Trump said that the president must deal with “very, very tough people.”

“They only understand strength,” Mr. Trump said. “They don’t understand weakness. Somebody like Jeb, and others that are running against me — and by the way, Hillary is another one. I mean, Hillary is a person who doesn’t have the strength or the stamina, in my opinion, to be president. She doesn’t have strength or stamina. She’s not a strong enough person to be president.”….


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Two Western States will allow druggist’s to prescribe birth control pills…

Even as Republican Social Conservative’s work against any type of birth control….

Some states are stepping up efforts to make ‘the pill’ more available to women…

Groundbreaking laws in two Western states will soon make access to birth control easier for millions of women by allowing them to obtain contraceptives from pharmacists without a doctor’s prescription.

Even as the Supreme Court prepares to consider another divisive case involving access to contraception, public health advocates hope these arrangements could spread across the country, as states grappling with persistently high rates of unintended pregnancy seek to increase access to birth control with measures that so far have been unavailable under federal law.

Most Western countries require a doctor’s prescription for hormonal contraceptives like pills, patches and rings, but starting sometime in the next few months, women in California and Oregon will be able to obtain these types of birth control by getting a prescription directly from the pharmacist who dispenses them, a more convenient and potentially less expensive option than going to the doctor.

Pharmacists will be authorized to prescribe contraceptives after a quick screening process in which women fill out a questionnaire about their health and medical histories. The contraceptives will be covered by insurance, as they are now…..


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Daily Kos trakes a early look at the 2020 House seats reshuffling….

Anybody surprised that Southern  and Western States will probabaly gain seats at North and Midwestern States loses?

U.S. map showing projections for 2020 congressional reapportionment

U.S. map showing projections for 2020 congressional reapportionment

The folks at University of North Carolina’s Carolina Demography issued new projections as to which states are expected to gain and lose seats after the 2020 round of congressional reapportionment. Eight states, all in the Midwest and Northeast, would lose a seat, while eight other states, all in the South and West, would likely gain a seat, with Texas likely gaining two. (The map above highlights this continued geographic trend of population shifting to the Sun Belt.) UNC also outlined a variety of other possible scenarios, all of which you can see in the table below:

(Note that If all the “likely” results came to pass, nine seats total would be gained against just eight seats lost, which is obviously impossible, but this is just a projection.)….


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The Republicans DID want to reach out for more ‘different’ people, Right?

Reince Priebus, the guy running the Republican National Committee, spend money after the GOPer’s lost to Barack Obama the second time to find out what the party should do to fix the problem within his party…..

The answer came back…..

Widen your base….


That was music to Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio’s ears, since they had , at the time, idea’s about immigration that would appeal to Latinos…..

THAT was all good…..


The guy leading the Republican’s efforts to get back into the White House is now an businessman/entertainer, who has been a registered Democrat, twice, an Independent and now claims to be a Republican…for the second time…..

Worst than THAT?

He’s pumping up his numbers by thumbing his nose at the GOP elite and establishment types and running on what seems like a cloaked racist policy line…..

Time and again this Dog has called him fading out….

But as soon as he gets up and spews his insults against women, latinos, muslims or anyone else that doesn’t agree with him….He get MAX media coverag and his polling numbers climb….

Hidden away in the same numbers is the fact that his support is weak and that against Hillary Clinton, who will be the Democratic Party choice….He’d probably lose….

So Mr Priebus and his guys have been reduced to standing on the sidelines as his report and it’s conclusions about increasing the parties base gets buried by the new P.T. Barnum of 2015….(Running a circus on anger and fear as the main attraction’s)….with the Ring Master as…….

One Donald Trump…..

Hillary Clinton probably can’t be more happy everyday…..



Oh, yea….

And remember that ‘No’ third party run promise?

Donald Trump is refusing to rule out an independent White House run if he fails to win the Republican presidential nomination.

“Well, I’m going to have to see what happens,” Trump said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. “I will see what happens. I have to be treated fairly.”…..


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Rubio backs the House Syrian/Iraqi limiting bill….

Rubio falls line with trhe Republican hardliners…..

THAT appears to be where the polling numbers are for GOPer’s right now…..

Sen. Marco Rubio, who is rising in the polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, said Sunday the just-passed House bill to limit Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. was “an appropriate response” to recent terrorist attacks.

“My argument is that we can’t allow anyone in this country that we can’t vet,” the senator from Florida said on “Fox News Sunday.” “And I believe that the vast majority of refugees that are trying to come here are people that we will not able to vet.”


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Donald Trump Update…Hard line brings rise in his poll numbers…

The latest CBS News 2016 “Battleground Tracker” poll has Trump  getting a bounce nationally, and in Ioawa and New Hampshire for his rants against Syrians specifically and Muslims in general….

Donald Trump remains atop the crowded GOP field in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll with 32 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters listing the real estate mogul as their first choice.

Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson is the first choice of 22 percent of Republican voters nationally, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) with 11 percent….


The Trump bounce is present in ABC/Wash Post and FOX News polling out today also…..

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Edwards beats Vitter in Louisiana ….

Democrats are back in the State House in Louisiana…

Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards defeated Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) in the Louisiana gubernatorial runoff election Saturday, bringing an end to a rough campaign that saw Vitter fall short after entering as the heavy favorite.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune called the race for Edwards just after 10 p.m. Eastern time Saturday night, a little more than hour after polls closed.

Edwards and Vitter advanced to the runoff after finishing as the top two in the Oct. 24 open primary. In Louisiana’s “jungle primary” system, candidates of all parties run together, with the top two finishers having a runoff if neither one secures 50 percent of the vote…..


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Anti-Trump fever breaks out among Republican Groups…..

His adopted parties people are getting nervous….

Knowing that a Trump GOP nomination would be making Hillary Clintons return to the White House almost a sure thing…..

“A well-connected GOP operative alarmed by the enduring strength of Republican Donald Trump’s presidential bid is planning a ‘guerrilla campaign’ backed by secret donors to knock him out of the race,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“Liz Mair, former online communications director of the Republican National Committee, recently created Trump Card LLC to ‘defeat and destroy’ the celebrity businessman’s candidacy… The anti-Trump crusade aims to unite contributors who are backing a variety of the Republican primary candidates… Opposition research, grass roots organizing and donor outreach has been going on for weeks, Ms. Mair said, while declining to name any supporters.”


John Kasich has attacked Donald Trump relentlessly in debates and now his super PAC is planning to invest $2.5 million in the most aggressive takedown of the poll leader yet — on behalf of an increasingly anxious GOP establishment.

The attack, according to a blueprint shared with POLITICO, will play out over the next two months on radio, TV, mail and online in New Hampshire. Strategists with the pro-Kasich group, called New Day for America, say the budget for the anti-Trump campaign is likely to grow.

The offensive comes as some in the GOP are beginning to plot how to combat the real estate mogul and entertainer, who many are convinced would essentially deliver the White House to Democrats if he were the nominee.


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Chicago and Midwest could have Snow left over for Thanksgiving….

…from Bloomberg…..

The Midwest’s first snow of the season threatens to drop as much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) on Chicago through Saturday.

The storm was coming together Friday over eastern Wyoming and will move east before sweeping up the St. Lawrence River in Canada, where it should die out, said Rob Carolan, a meteorologist with Hometown Forecast Services Inc. in Nashua, New Hampshire. There may be flurries in northern New York State, while Manhattan remains untouched.

“It jets off to the east very quickly,” Carolan said. “A pretty good swath of snow could fall from eastern Nebraska up into Iowa and Michigan.”

This is “the first significant” snowfall across the central U.S., with 4 to 8 inches forecast for a large section of the country from Nebraska to Michigan and even more in some areas, the National Weather Service said. Winter storm warnings, advisories and watches stretch from Idaho to Michigan, including Chicago.

After the storm crosses the Great Lakes, it will start “to fizzle out,” Carolan said. That reduces the threat of any measurable snow in Toronto…..


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Some Dem’s who voted FOR limits on Syrian (And Iraqis) feel the heat….

As they SHOULD…..

The bill won’t become law since the Senate won’t approve the bill with enough support to overide a SURE President Obama veto….

A handful of House Democrats are racing to defend their support for legislation imposing new conditions on the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the face of blowback from human rights groups and other liberal advocates.

Almost 50 Democrats bucked President Obama and other Democratic leaders Thursday to join nearly every Republican in passing the bill, which toughens screenings on refugees arriving from Syria and Iraq before they can enter the country. The final vote was 289 to 137.

The legislation has been hammered by many liberals, who see it as a politically motivated — some say racist — effort to cripple the program and keep the refugees out of the country altogether.

But supporting Democrats disagree, arguing that the extra screenings required under the bill are simply a commonsense strategy for bolstering national security in the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which left 129 people dead and hundreds more injured.

On Friday, several of those Democrats took to the cable shows or issued statements aimed at explaining their vote.


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US Air Force is looking for NEW F-15’s and F-16’s or even F-18’s….


Cause they ain’t happy with F-35’s and they KNOW they ain’t gonna do what they where advertised to do when SOME finally get in service….

The F-35 is a failed system before it even gets it’s feet wet…..

The Navy is also looking at the F-18  for its future needs….NOT the more F-35’s….

The U.S. Air Force may solicit bids for 72 new Boeing F-15s, Lockheed Martin F-16s or even Boeing F/A-18E/Fs as budget issues put planned production rates for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter out of reach, according to senior service and industry officials at the Defense IQ International Fighter Conference here.

F-15s and F-16s are now expected to serve until 2045, when an all-new aircraft will be ready, and plans to modernize F-16s with active electronically scanned array radars and other improvements are being revived…..


image of F-15 (top0 and F-16…

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A REAL look at what went on in Iraq from a former Marine….’Redeployment’

And it ain’t pretty like a John Wayne Movie…..

And some people don’t get to go home in one piece…..

In any other vehicle we’d have died. The MRAP jumped, thirty-two thousand pounds of steel lifting and buckling in the air, moving under me as though gravity was shifting. The world pivoted and crashed while the explosion popped my ears and shuddered through my bones.

Gravity settled. There’d been buildings before. Now headlights in the dust. Somewhere beyond, Iraqi civilians startling awake. The triggerman, if there even was one, slipping away. My ears were ringing and my vision was a pinpoint. I crawled my eyes up the length of the barrel of the .50-cal. The end was warped and blasted.

The vehicle commander, Corporal Garza, was yelling at me.

“The .50’s fucked,” I screamed. I couldn’t hear what he was saying.

I got down and climbed through the body of the MRAP. I went on my hands and knees across the seats and opened the back hatch. Then I stepped out.

Timhead and Garza were out already, Timhead posted on the right side of the vehicle while Garza checked the damage. Vehicle Three came up with Harvey in the turret to provide security. It was a tight street, just getting into Fallujah, and they parked off to the left of the MRAP, which was slumped down in the front like a wounded animal.

The mine rollers weren’t even attached anymore. Their wheels were spread out everywhere, surrounded by bits of metal and other debris. One of the vehicle’s tires was sitting a few feet out, cloaked in dust, looking like the big granddaddy of all the little baby mine roller wheels around it.

I wasn’t quite steady on my feet, but training kicked in. I put my rifle in front, scanning the dark, trying to do my fives and twenty-fives, but the dust would have to settle before I could see more than five feet in front of me.

A light in one house glowed through the haze. It flickered, quickly dimming and brightening. My head rang and my back hurt. I must have slammed into the side of the turret…..



Phil Klay served with the U.S. Marines in Iraq during the 2007 and 2008 surge. Upon his return, he wrote Redeployment, which won the National Book Award for fiction in 2014. Today, the U.S. House voted to halt a program aimed at resettling thousands of Syrian refugees. In a series of tweets reacting to the news, Klay wrote, “It’s only during frightening times when you get to find out if your country really deserves to call itself the ‘home of the brave.'”

…from twitter….

1. Tremendously upset by attempt to effectively close our borders to Syrian refugees by imposing impossible-to-implement screening standards……



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Little support from 2016 Presidential candidates for Trumps extreme action on immigrants…

Add Sen. Ted Cruz to the list other Presidential  hopefuls that are NOT supporting his calls for closing Mosques, Establishing Muslim watch lists and hunting them down….Marco Rubio , Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton have already denounced the Trump idea’s…

Ted Cruz on Friday broke with Donald Trump over the GOP presidential front-runner’s suggestion that a database be set up to track Muslims in the United States.

“I’m a big fan of Donald Trump’s, but I’m not a fan of government registries for American citizens,” the Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate said during a stop in Sioux City, according to Bloomberg Politics.

“The First Amendment protects religious liberty,” Cruz added of his rationale for opposing Trump’s idea.

Trump expressed openness toward registering U.S. Muslims in a database or giving them special identification based on their faith earlier this week.

He also indicated he would consider warrantless searches for increasing surveillance of America’s Muslim community…


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Senate Republican’s are NOT helping things by blocking Obama’s security picks for confirmation…

As usual?

Republicans talk out of BOTH sides of their mouths….

Senate Republicans are all about national security these days—when it comes to the families fleeing Syria and Iraq, refugees who might come to the United States. When it comes to actually fighting ISIS with tools at our disposal—like blocking international funding to them—they’d rather play partisan politics at home. Case in point, this nomination:

Adam Szubin, who has bipartisan support, has been waiting more than 200 days to be confirmed as the Treasury Department’s under secretary for terrorism and financial crimes. The job involves tracking terrorists to prevent them from raising money on the black market and elsewhere.Szubin’s nomination got a hearing before the Senate Banking Committee on Sept. 17, and Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) praised his past work in countering terrorist financing during his time with both Republican and Democratic administrations.

“He is eminently qualified for this,” Shelby said at the time.

But Szubin’s nomination hasn’t moved since. There’s no clear reason why, beyond trying to make it difficult for President Barack Obama to fill administration posts…..



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Political Roundup for November 20, 2015…RRH Elections…

Tomorrow is Election Day in Louisiana. The best preview of all the Louisiana runoff races is available here….


Hillary: Hillary Clinton’s campaign ordered a comedy club not to make fun of her! After the Hollywood’s Laugh Factory posted a three-minute video of comedians telling jokes about Hillary Clinton on its website, the Clinton campaign called the club and demanded that it take the video down and give them the personal contact information of every single comic who appeared in it. Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada also stated that the campaign actually threatened to put the club out of business if he did not heed their demands. You can see the offending video which has been re-titled “Hillary Clinton vs the 1st Amendment” HERE.

Sanders: Bernie Sanders gave a big speech at Georgetown University explaing his plan for huge tax increase and forced wealth distribution “Democratic Socialism”. Sanders claims his “democratic socialism” will have fewer gulags than all the other versions of socialism the world has seen.

O’Malley: Martin O’Malley has scored the endorsement of a former Democrat Presidential candidate. Unfortunately, for O’Malley the endorsement is from 8 time presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche. O’Malley’s campaign spokesperson put out a statement rejecting the LaRouche endorsement.

Carson: Is Dr. Ben Carson uninformed on the issues of foreign policy? A major kerfuffle has rocked his campaign since a New York Times article featuring Carson adviser Duane Clarridge implied that Carson didn’t understand enough about foreign policy.

Carson: The award for worst analogy goes to Ben Carson who compared Syrian migrants to rabid dogs…..


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Immigration Reform Groups rally to support Obama who is going to the Supremes on his executive efforts…

Republicans in the South and West states have been able to use the courts to stall his efforts stop deportations of some…..

Immigrant advocacy groups are planning separate rallies Friday outside the White House and the Supreme Court, asking the Obama administration to halt the deportation of most illegal immigrants and calling on the high court to rule in favor of Obama’s stalled proposal to temporarily shield up to 5 million of them from deportation.

The rallies are being held on the first anniversary of Obama’s announcement that he would take executive action to defer deportations for qualified parents of U.S.-born children and for certain younger undocumented immigrants.

The president’s proposal was challenged in court by a group of state governors, who said he was overstepping his legal authority and unduly burdening states. The ongoing legal battle, capped by a federal appeals court ruling against Obama last week, has left hundreds of thousands of families in legal limbo…..


President Obama will ask the Supreme Court to clear the way for his far-reaching overhaul of the nation’s immigration system, administration lawyers said Tuesday, setting up a battle in the nation’s highest court over whether nearly five million undocumented immigrants can legally live and work in the United States….


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