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Trump Is Better Than Santa

He’s making a list, and he’s checking it twice. No, I’m not talking about that jolly old poster-child-for-morbid-obesity, Saint Nick. I’m talking about President Trump. His list is a little different than Santa’s. Santa compiles a list of children who are naughty and nice, the nice ones get presents, and the naughty ones get coal or something. The most fitting corollary in today’s current affairs would be Lindsey Vonn trash talking President Trump prior to her aborted efforts at the Winter Olympics. That’s a stocking full of coal if ever I’ve seen one.

President Trump’s list is different than Santa’s. You see, even if you’ve been naughty you’re going to wake up on Christmas morning to a pile of presents under your tree. The Trump Effect is upwards of seventy broken records on Wall Street, trillions of new wealth added to the economy, unemployment at historic lows, and so on. The prosperity is for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you trash talk the POTUS, the work he’s doing is for you too. What a time to be alive. Be as a big of an ass as you please, and you still get rewarded by the mere virtue of your status as an American.

Or be as naughty all you like. Slander the president all you like. Make a buffoon of yourself by crying incessantly about all the wonderful things he’s done that benefit you. He’s going to keep working for you whether you like it or not, and chances are you’re going to end up liking it. Check out your 401k. Do it. Right now. I’ll wait. Big and beautiful, isn’t it?

What has President Trump done? He’s kept his promises.

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Trump Is Better Than Santa

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He’s making a list, and he’s checking it twice. No, I’m not talking about that jolly old poster-child-for-morbid-obesity, Saint Nick. I’m talking about President Trump. His list is a little different than Santa’s. Santa compiles a list of children who are naughty and nice, the nice ones get presents, and the naughty ones get coal or something. The most fitting corollary in today’s current affairs would be Lindsey Vonn trash talking President Trump prior to her aborted efforts at the Winter Olympics. That’s a stocking full of coal if ever I’ve seen one. President Trump’s list is different than Santa’s.…

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A big headliner in the news lately is the Supreme Court Case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. This case originated when Christian bakers refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Since then, leftists have seized the opportunity to label the bakers as “homophobes” or “discriminating” in their actions to deny the gay couple their wedding cake. They argue that the couple were victims of discrimination that is being masked as religious freedom. Alternatively, the opposing side argues that the bakers’ denial of their service is a free speech right and that they are acting in conviction of…

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NRA-Republican Backed Bill Makes It Easier For Feds To Disarm Citizens

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Flynn’s Sin Was Lying To Liars, Not Colluding With Russians

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Retired US Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn’s sin was lying to liars, not colluding with Russians. When he spoke to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, following Donald Trump’s 2016 election, former National Security Advisor Flynn was discharging a perfectly legal and patriotic duty to the electorate. In a fit of pique, then-President Barack Obama had expelled Russian diplomats from the United States. K. T. McFarland, Flynn’s deputy in the Trump transition team, worried that Obama’s expulsion of the diplomats was aimed at “boxing Trump in diplomatically,” making it impossible for the president to “improve relations with Russia,” a promise he ran…

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