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  1. cheyenne says:

    CS, I may have to apologize to you about all your anti #45 links.  Republican Senator Flake of Arizona, who is up for reelection next year, has stated that due to the Trump flood the Republicans may need to build an ark.  This from Senator Flake, an avowed Trump supporter from the beginning.  The Republicans want to keep control of the Senate and it looks like they are coming to the realization that the best way to do this is oppose Trump.

    • Gary Tull says:

      Yes, for now, they have a majority in the Senate. That may be temporary. The 2018 mid-term elections are approaching. In all likelihood, strong numbers of Republican Senate & House critters will eventually turn against Trump in a last-ditch attempt to save their own skins.

      When Mueller’s report comes out, I predict this trash talking (“the White House is a real dump”), do-nothing but twitt,  dangerously unqualified orange man-child president will resign. Perhaps not quietly but he will go away.

      • Beverly Stafford says:

        He has such an inflated ego that I question that he would throw in the towel willingly.  If he leaves office, I’d wager it would be kicking and screaming all the way to the helicopter.  Then it would be Pence.

    • Steve Towers Steve Towers says:

      Flake’s new book sounds interesting.  His theme is that the GOP has lost its way, having sold its soul to angry yahoos for their votes.  The angry yahoos are now in charge.  He laments the demise of core conservative values, replaced with such nonsense as birtherism and racial dog whistles.

      “We have given in to the politics of anger—the belief that riling up the base can make up for failed attempts to broaden the electorate,” Flake writes. “These are the spasms of a dying party.”

      Cheyenne, I think you’re wrong about Flake being an avowed Trump supporter from the beginning.  He famously refused to vote for Trump in the general election.  Flake made that decision in mid-2016, after Trump’s remarks questioning the patriotism of a Mexican-American judge who was presiding over the Trump University fraud case.

  2. Common Sense says:

    Cheyenne, no apology needed….I was simply stating facts….the Truth speaks for itself….it never needs defending…. but thanks….. He has a Pathology at play….he can not change….it’s in his DNA…when one understands this…they have compassion and understanding….he has some serious issues….issues that are un treatable…..he is not stable and never has been….it’s just coming out now with being in front of Billions of people on stage….it’s a world apart strong arming someone in a dark back room in a business deal VS being in front of Millions and Billions of people and subject to Ridicule and A good calling out!

    History will show that the Nixon drama was tame compared to this one……we have the following on the table that are all potential indictments-

    Collusion/Money Laundering/Obstruction of Justice/all the way up to and Including Treason…..if proved…..

    Its a spider web…..the financial crimes alone are enough to sink the ship….

    There is an old saying….I Found the Enemy……and it is Within……. Not even a General can save us from him…..

  3. Common Sense says:

    Robert Mueller hires his 16th “Prosecutor” today….if you want to know where the ball is going on this one you have to take into consideration the “Specialties” of the staff that have been hired to date.

    From one of the earlier Hires….Mr. Weissman- a Prosecutor, specializes in Criminal Fraud…..Todays hire Mr. Adams has a talent for “Illegal Foreign Bribery”….any clue from just these two, what we might be talking about here in the future?

    Let us remember….he has hired Only Prosecutors…..with Specialties…..follow their specialties/disciplines…..know the potential charges coming…..

  4. T.i.m. says:

    Linda Katehi, the corrupt UC Davis chancellor who “resigned” last year, just got a 9-month $318,200+ contract to teach one class per quarter for 3 quarters.

  5. cheyenne says:

    In the go figure column Trump states Wyoming and Arizona are refusing to hand over voter registration forms to the so called voter fraud investigations.  But Clinton state Colorado is handing over their voter registration forms.  3,ooo, so far and growing, Coloradoans have unregistered their voter registration forms.

  6. cheyenne says:

    I am on the Trump train but for anyone paying attention, Trump has been relegated to the caboose while saner Republicans are taking charge.

    What about the Democrat train.  Sanders is making the most noise while I read Biden is exploring a presidential run and Pelosi has built up a $25 million war chest.  If the Democrats message is to stay the course then they need to realize staying the course means more losses to their party.

  7. Common Sense says:

    And let us stop and pause and give thanks that saner Republicans are taking charge….heck at this point….I don’t care which party’s president is in there….I just want a Sane one! I know…the bar has been lowered……

    Next to go appears to be Rex Tillerson……his departure….is but days to weeks away……Possibly Bannon but I am not sold on that one yet…..

    Pence is working on his Inauguration Speech as I type these words…… mmmmm

  8. T.i.m. says:

    And in local-ish news, CH2M Hill has been bought out:

  9. T.i.m says:

    Because of 2013’s AB4, which prohibits local governments in California from complying with most 48-hour immigration holds, Redding stands to lose $51,000 in federal funding and Shasta County $42,000:

  10. Common Sense says:

    They say when investigating….Follow the Money Trail… Although it may not be an Illegal contribution to Mitchy  McConnell it sure does make a person take note!

  11. Marc Carter says:

    Another article suggesting a possible treatment plan for opioid addiction: 

  12. cheyenne says:

    On the healthcare issues.  My Blue Cross plan, which I pay for myself without any subsidies, is going up 7% next year.  I can live with that.  In Wyoming, Blue Cross, the only ACA provider in the state, announced that the ACA rates would go up 50% next year.  I can live with that.  Finally some common sense for those of us who don’t have the ACA.

  13. Common Sense says:

    # 45 Lands in Bedminster NJ yesterday to kick off his 17 Vacation….within hours Roman Abramovich’s LX-GVI Jet landed in Newark!

    Roman is a Billionaire from Russia that has Ties to Putin…..but I am sure it’s just a “Coincidence this happened”….probably talking Adoptions or something….well you know….or perhaps he just wants to buy another condo or two or three or?

    Meanwhile the Secret Service is pushed away whilst #45 uses his “Own” security force….. mmmmm….

    If a Tree Falls in a Forest with No one around…..does it still make a sound?

  14. trek says:

    I wait with bated breath as per the legal ramifications regarding the 2nd in command CHP officer whom decided road rage didn’t pertain to him when he accosted the truck driver. Pretty hush hush on any reporting being given out to the public.

    • Common Sense says:

      The fact the Attorney General is handling it now….that is enough to be job seeking me thinks…. no good ol boys club in Sacramento!

  15. Tim says:

    Shasta County loses another small business due to California’s increasingly byzantine bureaucracy.  The Cartridge Family closed last week, citing the passage of proposition 63 as a major factor.  The Redding ammunition manufacturer, already facing stiff competition from low cost out of state vendors, would have had to obtain yet another state license and conduct background checks on every ammunition sale.  Out of state ammo manufacturers & dealers don’t have to comply with prop 63 for an additional year.

    • cheyenne says:

      Thank you Tim.  I will be giving the contact information to LEADS to see if they want to do another Magpul Ammo invite.  Magpul left Colorado due to that states gun laws.  And for those anti-gun advocates, I’d rather have another ammo manufacturer than a another fracking company for jobs.

  16. Common Sense says:

    Inequality isn’t a big deal if you are on the right side of the curve!

    The Middle Class is Evaporating….

    10% of the population has a pre disposition to be addicted to something….and we wonder why we have issues?

    • Tim says:

      I’d much rather have 1.4% income growth against 1.6% inflation than 2% income growth against 14% inflation, but maybe that’s just me.  I also seem to recall the middle class being pretty furious in 1980 at being told by the president to “put on a sweater” if you were cold.

  17. Common Sense says:

    # 45 Just came out with his latest Drug Addiction Solution-

    The best way to prevent Drug Addiction and over Dose is to prevent people from abusing drugs in the first place.If they don’t start…they won’t have a problem! We can keep them from going on. Talking to youth…telling them….no good …really bad for you….in every way….if they don’t start….it will never be a problem!

    Thank you, Mr. Obvious….now any advice on those that are Currently Hooked??

    Wow…..wondering what his policy will be on N.Korea?…. we can talk to them and tell them that firing Nuclear missiles really isn’t a good idea….prevent them from starting by telling them no good….really bad for you…..don’t start….if they don’t start….it will never be a problem…

    Dr. Greenberg needs to mention the 10% to him I think……

  18. Common Sense says:

    Checks still go out there Mr. T….unless you fire them…..but then that would take knowing about how Government actually works to understand that.

    Who’s next for the 5am Raid?…..Manafort is down….next up? Bobby 3 Sticks….he knows how to get them to FLIP…..another couple of weeks….they will all be signing like Canaries……

    • Gary Tull says:

      My guess: He is clueless to why over 755 US diplomats are at the American Embassy in Russia in the first place.

      You are correct CS;  B III Stix has plenty against Manafort at this point and Manafort will co-operate or face major charges and probably prison. Mr. Big will eventually get thrown under the bus by him or Flynn, or both to soften their inevitable sentences.

      Republican members of the House & Senate will then turn on Mr. Big leaving him little support. Of course expect a lot of distractions, bitter behavior and the blaming of others before he resigns. “So unfair”, he will say.  (Only my prediction.)


      • Common Sense says:

        Lol…Gary Tull… have a very Firm Grasp on this situation! B3Sticks is harvesting the low hanging fruit knowing full well it will lead to a much larger Haul once they start singing…A couple more points down and the Republicans will start to cave in on Mr. T !

        The T Train Bearings are getting awfully hot but the track is strong and narrow…..collateral damage is a given….it’s when….not if…..

  19. cheyenne says:

    Headline in the Denver Cannabis, Wyoming To World.  Come for the eclipse but leave your weed at home.  And what do the posters from Colofornia complain about?  That Wyoming sells fireworks that are illegal elsewhere.

  20. Beverly Stafford says:

    Any thoughts of the North Korea issue and the twenty-something toad at its helm?  I feel that both he and POTUS should rethink their barbers.

  21. cheyenne says:

    China just announced that if NK attacks the US first they will not defend NK.  NK might have missiles that will reach Guam but here in Cheyenne we have nukes that will reach NK.  But that is just conspiracy bait for those who actually think WWIII is coming.

    • common sense says:

      The Typical, “My Missile is bigger than Your Missile Syndrome”!

      Petty simple deal….don’t fire first!

      Finish the problem if They do!

      It’s also a Good Deflection Tactic! The Whole N.K Issue…..

  22. common sense says:

    Rhona Graff- Remember these words/Name…..The whole Investigation is starting to get a bit more “personal” now…..

    Manafort and Flynn probably cutting deals about right now…..if they have not already signed on the dotted line….

    The Temp’s are rising on the T Train wheel that is about to come off soon!

  23. Please join me in thanking Doug Craig for his contributions to A News over the last four years and more than 100 Free Therapy columns. I can’t wait to see what his has in store for his with his new direction of writing and columns.

    (Doug, I appreciate you so much! Thank you!)

  24. cheyenne says:

    And the biggest threat to Wyoming coal is not the EPA but the coal industry itself.  The West Virginia governor is asking Trump, and he has indicated positive leanings toward it, for the feds to subsidize Appalachian coal with a $15 a ton subsidy.  The reasoning, it is a possible terrorist threat.  Powder River Coal trains from Wyoming, cheaper to mine and less sulfur content to burn than Appalachian coal, could be targeted by terrorists and shut down the electric grid.  Trump may kill the Wyoming Trump train to appease East Coast voters.  Enough of these Eastern presidents, we need a Western president.

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  26. Gary Tull says:

    Tiki Torch Nazis – 

  27. common sense says:

    Get Ready to position yourself for selling short if you are Stock Buff…..Correction might be coming….With the Firing of Bannon to add to the long list…this train has a wheel that is ready to come off soon….

    Should be interesting…..Indictments should be forth coming soon also……That may signal a nice adjustment in the Stock Market!

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