The Presidential Medal of Freedom is awarded by the president of the United States "for especially meritorious contribution to (1) the security or national interests of the United States, or (2) world peace, or (3) cultural or other significant public or private endeavors". Honorees are selected by the president or recommended to them by the Distinguished Civilian Service Awards Board.
As of today, Trump has given out the awards 9 times:
2018 - Elvis, Alan Page, Antonio Scalia, Miriam Adelson, Orin Hatch
2019 - Arthur Laffer, Edwin Meese, Roger Penske
2020 - Rush Limbaugh
I guy that SHOULD get the Presidential Medal of Freedom (but won't) is Adam Schiff
As Trump headed out to India, he tried to blame the leak about the Russians meddling in the 2020 election on the Democrats.
This is what Schiff had to say:
"Nice deflection, Mr. President. But your false claims fool no one.
You welcomed Russian help in 2016, tried to coerce Ukraine’s help in 2019, and won’t protect our elections in 2020.
Now you fired your intel chief for briefing Congress about it.
You’ve betrayed America. Again. twitter.com/meetthepress/status/1231595... …
"The squad" is the four progressive women who were elected to Congress in the "blue wave" of 1998. They are Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY); Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA); Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN); and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI.
Inevitably, of course, Trump got upset over their liberal ideas, and condemned them on Twitter. Trump tweeted that "'Progressive' Democratic congresswomen" should "go back" to where they came from, even though three of the Squad members were born in the U.S. and the fourth has been a citizen for two decades. On July 15, 2019, they held a press conference to fight back.
Since I am originally from Minnesota, I pay a little more attention to the actions of Illhan Omar, who was born in Somalia, but has been a U.S. citizen for 20 years.
Starting in the 1990's, Minnesota started accepting refugees from war-torn Somalia. Over time, the state received more immigrants from Somalia than any other state. Today, there are more than 50,000 people in Minnesota who report Somali ancestry - including Ms. Omar. Word gradually spread that meat processing plants in rural Minnesota offered opportunity, and Somalis showed up to take those jobs in the early 1990s. Some began in Marshall, roughly 150 miles southwest of Minneapolis, and eventually Somalis began migrating to the Twin Cities.
Marshall, Minnesota, is the home of Schwan's Food Company , which makes many pizza brands that we are familiar with.
Marshall has prospered due to the influx of refugees from Somali, but their presence is still a source of irritation to the natives, who are largely conservative farmers. The difference between the progressive new arrivals and the original conservative settlers became very evident recently when a small display was put together in the cafeteria in the community middle school in Marshall, Minnesota, a community of about 12,000 located in the southwestern portion of the state, about three hours from Minneapolis. The display included flags representing nations from around the world, and a rainbow pride flag.
Recent school board meetings have become a bit heated, and some people have considered a lawsuit.
(As a point of reference , Trump got 60% of the vote in the country where Marshall is situated, very typical for most rural communities. )
The number of new Somali refugees in Minnesota has fallen dramatically in recent years — dipping to 48 in 2018 — as President Donald Trump has dramatically reduced the number of refugees that America accepts.
The number of Somali-born people living outside of their homeland more than doubled to 2 million between 1990 and 2015, according to the Pew Research Center. The United Nations says that Somalia is one of five countries that together produce two-thirds of the world’s refugees; another is Myanmar, which is also a major source of newer refugees in Minnesota.
Do you remember when Trump said that windmills cause cancer? The story below may explain why he thinks that way:
Shortly after Trump bought his golf course in Scotland, he became aware of the fact that the Scottish government wanted to build a wind farm off the coast, which would "spoil his view" - so he sued.
After a 4 year battle, he lost, and was required to pay the Scottish government almost $300,000 in legal fees.
One of the local people who fought hardest to get the windmills erected was awarded "Scot of the Year" by Glenfiddich whiskey - so he banned the brand from his golf course.
One of the local people who fought hardest to get the windmills erected was named "Scot of the Year" by Glenfiddich whiskey - so it banned the brand from his golf course. When I read that little tidbit, I immediately switched my preferred brand of scotch from Johnnie Walker to Glenfiddich.
Due to his "toxic views", his golf club was banned from hosting the British Open.
The Daily Kos reminded us today why Trump is STILL a bad businessman.
Trump once had 19 companies paying him to use his name on their products. By this yr, just 2 were left. Now, it might be 1.
Panamanian company HomeStudio S.A., which sold Trump-branded bed linens in Latin America, has shut website and stopped answering the phone.
You can still buy overpriced products on the Trump store website if you are so inclined, but I would not recommend it.
Despite the fact that he is utterly unqualified to be president, we have relatives who voted for Trump ONLY because of the abortion issue.
An article in lifesitenews laid it our for them:
"In the 2016 presidential election, there is “a fundamental divergence not only of the candidates but of the parties” when it comes to the foundational issue of the right to life, Priests for Life National Director Father Frank Pavone told LifeSiteNews.
“There are certain positions that a public official takes which disqualify them from public office,” Pavone said. “Abortion is a disqualifying position. To be in support of the killing of innocent children disqualifies you. It doesn’t matter how good you are on other issues. It really doesn’t matter because you have undermined even your position on those other issues.”
Let me repeat that for you.
It doesn’t matter how good you are on other issues. It really doesn’t matter because you have undermined even your position on those other issues.”
Trump, of course, was "pro-choice" most of his adult life, and only switched to "pro-life" in 2012, when he was thinking about running for president in 2012.
Trump's National Security Adviser does not think that Russia is trying to intervene in the 2020 election. He is also not surprised that Russia would like to help Bernie "because he honeymooned in Moscow".
that guy in AZ Wrote:
My ballot to vote in the Democratic primary came in the mail today. Although I'm not planning on voting until after Super Tuesday, I was astonished to find that there are 18 candidates listed on the form, and 7 of them have already dropped out.
I'm surprised that Tulsi Gabbard has not dropped out yet, and I am especially surprised to see Rocky De La Feuente on the list, since he is actually running as a Republican.
I've never heard of Michael Ellinger, but he apparently is still running. Henry Hewes used to be a Republican, but is now running as a Democrat.
I'm guessing that the order of their order on the ballot is by chance, possible by a coin toss, but it was interesting to see Amy Klobuchar in the first spot, and Biden and Warren at the bottom.
I'm finally starting to narrow down my choices, but won't make a final decision until after Super Tuesday.
In the last couple of days, I've read very convincing opinion columns in support of Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Pete, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. I don't see the other 14 (including Joe Biden) making the final cut.
Of the first four that I mentioned, I think that Amy, Elizabeth, and Pete would be able to hold their own against Trump. Trump's campaign slogan is "socialism sucks", so he would likely chew up Bernie, but here's the crazy part:
What is Trump refuses to debate ANY of the Democratic candidates? Sure, that's crazy, but he HAS done it before.
Here's Trump's opinion of the Democratic field:
The Lamestream Media, which is the Enemy of the People, is working overtime with made-up stories to try and take down President Trump.
Losers like Quid Pro Joe, Crazy Bernie, Pocahontas, Pete Boot-edge-edge and Mini Mike have NO chance of winning in 2020, but the FAKE NEWS will do anything to convince you otherwise. The truth is:
- Creepy Joe never knows what state he’s in.
- Crazy Bernie has lost his mind.
- Pocahontas wants out so she can have a “nice cold beer” with her husband.
- Pete Boot-edge-edge has perhaps the most radical ideas of them all.
- And Mini Mike is demanding a box so he can see over the podium!
But, here’s the bad news…The Liberal Media won’t show you any of this!
They are defrauding and deceiving the public by only reporting LIES about President Trump’s Administration. It’s obvious that the media has teamed up with the 2020 Democrats to try and MANIPULATE THE ELECTION, and we can’t let them get away with it.
The system has always been RIGGED against us, and that’s why the President requested we reach out to see what REAL AMERICANS think heading into November.
We’re sending him the FIRST 500 RESPONSES directly to his phone for him to review. Make sure he knows where you stand.
You may have noticed that he left out Amy Klobuchar. Maybe she's be the best pick after all.
The Washington Post published a good article today about Pete. It was titled, "Trump is macho.Pete is stoic".
Pete just did a marvelous interview in Las Vegas on Monday of this week.
Two classic lines in his interview were these:
“And, look, I mean, the idea of the likes of Rush Limbaugh or Donald Trump lecturing anybody on family values,” the Democratic presidential nominee said to applause ...
“I mean, I’m sorry, but one thing about my marriage is it’s never involved me having to send hush money to a porn star after cheating on my spouse with him or her,” he said.
My wife sent the video to one of her conservative relatives, with the comment, " I would love to see him debate Trump!"
The response she got back was "Saten (sic) is working overtime ... don't let him draw you in .... "
The official position of the Catholic church, of course, is opposition to homosexuality:
"Homosexual behaviour has consistently been declared immoral by the Roman Catholic Church on the basis of certain passages in the Bible and a moral tradition supported by natural law reasoning. The most recent Church teaching affirms that homosexual behaviour is always objectively disordered, and as a result never morally acceptable. Since the Church’s Teaching on homosexuality is based in part on the Bible, we should start by looking at the biblical evidence."
The statement above overlooks one very important fact, and that is that there are a number of priests who are homosexual. The Guardian, a very reliable news source states that 80% of the priests at the Vatican are gay, although they are not necessarily sexually active.
At the parish and diocese is estimated to be 30%.